Archive for September, 2010

Silent beginning – Miscues and Salem’s defense doom the Vikings on opening night

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Silent beginning – Miscues and Salem’s defense doom the Vikings on opening night

The Winthrop Vikings offense never quite got untracked last Friday night at Bertram Field in Salem, as the host Witches grabbed a 14-0 victory behind some excellent linebacker play and a couples of Viking mistakes. “Salem is a good football team, much better than they were last year, so first we have to give... »

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No small promise

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
No small promise

State Treasurer Tim Cahill, Independent candidate for Governor, pledged his strong support of small businesses during an appearance at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday at the Lodge of Elks. “At the end of the day, this economy is made up of 95 percent small businesses and why we’re not focused... »

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Forward thinking – Winthrop’s Medical Reserve Corps sponsoring Emergency Preparedness Day

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Winthrop Medical Reserve Corps, a volunteer emergency response coalition designed to support and augment local professional emergency response units during a hazard situation, is busily preparing the town’s First Emergency Preparedness Day, to be held on Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The practice run will take place at the... »

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Larsen Rink will open this weekend

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Parks and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll said this week that preparations are underway to allow an unofficial opening or “dry run” at Larsen Rink this weekend, either Friday or Saturday, September 17 or 18, with the planned official opening of the rink slated for next Monday, September 20. “We’re a little bit ahead of... »

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Thanks, Norma Gobiel – Administrative assistant will be missed by all

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Norma Gobiel has retired as the administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools, a position she has held for 35 years in the Winthrop School Department. Mrs. Gobiel served admirably and with distinction for six superintendents of schools, helping to ensure smooth transitions between the different administrations. Her responsibilities were many and her wealth... »

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Selection Time – Focus turns to general election

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Tuesday’s preliminary elections, which featured very few contested races on the ballot, were just a warm-up to what shapes up as an interesting and exciting gubernatorial race. There are four candidates for the corner office at the State House, Governor Deval Patrick, Charlie Baker, Tim Cahill, and Jill Stein. Cahill, by the way, was... »

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Helping Hands – Lee Nugent the Winthrop Police Dept.’s new domestic violence advocate

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Winthrop Police Department has made a very wise decision to add Lee Nugent to its office as a domestic violence advocate for Winthrop residents. You need only look at the news to see the rise in domestic violence nationwide to understand that a person with Ms. Nugent’s expertise and focus on this important... »

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Great Reception – WCAT cookout was a big success

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Mike Cabral, executive director of Winthrop Cable Access Television (WCAT), was thrilled by the turnout at WCAT’s third annual cookout Saturday at the Lodge of Elks. We understand he had to order more food as people from all areas of the town showed up to support the station’s effort to replace some of its... »

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Police Blotter 09-16-2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

September 6 12:27 a.m. — Joseph McDermott, 21, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police. 2:55 a.m. — Units respond to Nevada Street on a noise complaint. Four adults are asked to go indoors. 7:12 a.m. — Connecticut State Police request WPD... »

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Calvin Cancian Retired Accountant Calvin O. Cancian of Quincy, formerly of Belmont, died on September 14 at the Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. The beloved husband of 31 years to Elaine (Willett) Cancian of Quincy, he was the loving son of the late Ottavio Cancian and Emma (Dahlgren) Cancian... »

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