Archive for August, 2010

Free K – All-day kindergarten available to all families at no cost

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Free K – All-day kindergarten available to all families at no cost

The Winthrop School Committee voted to have free all-day kindergarten available for local students beginning at the start of the coming (2010-11) school year. In essence, parents who had been paying $2,300 to send their children to the all-day kindergarten program will now be able to do so free of charge. All parents who... »

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Captain McKay has faith in new venture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Captain George McKay wanted to build a ship that could accommodate physically challenged children and their families and provide them with free sailing trips in the waters. McKay has accomplished his goal with the construction of Raw Faith, a 118-foot ship that is now docked at the town pier in Winthrop. The three-masted ship... »

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Wildlife Invasion – Your best weapon is common sense

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

There were the usual laughs about skunks, but Town Manager James McKenna showed how serious he considers the recent surge of wildlife sightings in the town by inviting Health Department Director Eric Moore, Police Chief Terence Delehanty, Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, and Woodside Hardware store owner Paul Leavy to Tuesday’s Town Council meeting to... »

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Free Kindergarten – At long last, the dream is now a reality

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

That was great news for parents of kindergarten age students when the School Committee voted to bring free, all-day kindergarten to the town at the start of the coming school year (2010-11). The previous School Committee had been seeking to bring such a program to the town (when parents had been paying $2,300 a... »

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Hight Marks For James McKenna – Town Manager has been a deft leader

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

May our schoolchildren get as good a year-end report card as Town Manager James McKenna received from the Town Council Tuesday night. Town Councillor Paul Varrone of the Town Manager Review Committee announced the town manager performance evaluations from the Council and it was heartening to hear adjectives such as, “great job….excellent…and outstanding” about... »

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Police Blotter 08-18-2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

August 9 8:42 a.m. — A woman reported that her estranged husband had violated a restraining order by driving by her home on four different occasions starting at 6:30 a.m. 1:31 p.m. — Jennifer Bloch, 29, of Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering (daytime) after a Woodside Avenue resident found... »

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Obituaries 08-18-2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

John Robert Nicolas Marine Biologist John Robert Nicolas of Cotuit, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on July 30 while at sea aboard the research vessel Marcus G. Langseth. He was 62 years old. Born in Winthrop on December 22, 1947 to Arthur Joseph Nicolas and Mary Stephens Nicolas, he was one of five children.... »

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All the right moves – Jenkins has no regrets about his arrival — or departure

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
All the right moves – Jenkins has no regrets about his arrival — or departure

Dr. Steve Jenkins is clearly leaving a job he enjoys in a town he loves. Jenkins, superintendent of Winthrop schools for six years, has announced that he will be stepping down from his position on December 31. “It’s just the time ,” said Jenkins. “Many mentors told me that you will know when... »

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Sharing the spotlight – Macero and Moskal are set to appear in ‘Hairspray’

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Sharing the spotlight – Macero and Moskal are set to appear in ‘Hairspray’

John Macero has been an actor for 36 years, with roles in several productions on his resume, including the hometown Winthrop Playmakers. He has helped countless young actors reach for the stars as an acting coach at the Winthrop School for Performing Arts, where he works with his wife, Trudy Macero. One of his... »

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Fourth annual Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament was best ever

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The weather was perfect and competition was fierce as Winthrop Girls Softball hosted the fourth annual Battle at the Beach Softball Tournament. Winthrop’s Battle at the Beach saw its largest number of teams (20) roll into town to compete in a softball tournament that also saw the best weather of its four year run... »

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