Archive for February, 2011

Wind Breaker – Mother Nature Topples a Telephone Pole and a Tree During Windstorm

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Wind Breaker – Mother Nature Topples a Telephone Pole and a Tree During Windstorm

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The snow and ice storms of this winter have finally abated, but that doesn’t mean that town emergency crews arefinally getting some well-deserved rest. Quite the contrary, as a high windstorm swept through the region last Friday night into Saturday, the town sustained two major windstorm incidents that... »

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(Sweet) Science Student – Baurle will make his Competitive Debut March 7

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
(Sweet) Science Student – Baurle will make his Competitive Debut March 7

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Asa Baurle – all four-feet-five and 63 pounds of him – will step in to the ring and make his competitive boxing debut at the 56th Annual Silver Mittens Boxing Tournament on March 7 at the UMass Convention Center in Lowell. Baurle, a 10-year-old, fourth-grade student at the Cummings Elementary... »

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The School Dept.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“A year ago if you asked people whether that move was ever going to happen, they would have said no,” said Turco. “I’ve had discussions with the town manager and I hope in the next budget we’ll see the consolidation of administrative roles [the respective positions of Finance Director Michael Bertino and School Business... »

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Meagher’s Abrupt Resignation Rooted in ‘Lack of Support’ – Finance Director’s Departure Latest in Line of School Leadership Resignations

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Winthrop Schools Director of Finance Kevin Meagher tendered his resignation to the School Committee on February 10 in an abrupt move that caught school committee members off guard. “The Winthrop Public Schools lost a fine employee with Mr. Meagher’s resignation,” School Committee Chairwoman Mary Lou Osborne said this... »

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Hickey says his Department is Ready to Comply with Kennedy Drive Restrictions

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript Following a carbon monoxide scare at the Gorman Fort Banks School two weeks ago and a winter season filled with traffic snarls and parking issues along Kennedy Drive, parents of students at the Gorman Fort Banks School descended last week on the Town Council meeting asking for assurances... »

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Police Blotter 02-24-2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

February 14 7:01 a.m. — Units respond to a verbal dispute on Shore Drive. No action was necessary. 8:20 a.m. — The WFD is notified about a downed wire at Bowdoin Street and Chester Avenue. 8:49 a.m. — A Cutler Street resident reports that she bought software that turned out to be a virus.... »

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Great Job, Vikings – Winthrop High Teams, Athletes are Once again a Credit to Our Community

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

We wish to offer our congratulations to Winthrop High sports teams and athletes for yet another season of excellence this winter as they embark on their quests for state championships in the week ahead. The Winthrop High boys hockey team under head coach Dale Dunbar and his staff captured another Northeastern Conference championship, the... »

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Two More Things … Good luck, Kevin Meagher

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

We want to thank School Business Manager Kevin Meagher for his outstanding service to the town during his tenure here. Mr. Meagher was a true professional and brought credit to the town and the School Department while executing the many responsibilities of his office. We wish him good luck in the next phase of... »

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NEC Champions – Hockey Team Beats Beverly, Claims Conference Crown

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

When the Winthrop High hockey team opened its season two months ago with an 0-2-1- record against its first three Northeastern Conference opponents (losses to Peabody and Danvers and a tie with Saugus), the schoolboy hockey pundits wrote off the Vikings as potential challengers for the 2011 NEC title. But what the prognosticators had... »

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Boys Hoop Team Wins Two Tough Ones

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The Winthrop High boys basketball team served notice on its Division 4 opponents for the upcoming state tournament that it will be a team to be reckoned with after pulling out a pair of hard fought victories over NEC rival Beverly and non league foe Lynn Tech. What was significant about the victories was... »

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