Archive for February, 2011

Girls Still have a Shot at Tourney Spot

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By the time this newspaper is printed, the Winthrop High girls basketball team and their fans will know whether they will have qualified for the post season state tournament. The Lady Vikings were taking on Hull last night (Wednesday) in the consolation game of the Winthrop vacation tournament and were in need of a... »

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Obituaries 02-24-2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Joseph Cassone Jr. Member of Many Organizations Joseph H. Cassone Jr. of Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop died at home on February 17 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he was the beloved son of the late Arline (Thomas) and Joseph H. Cassone Sr.. He was a US... »

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Mutual Aid

Friday, February 18th, 2011
Mutual Aid

the Winthrop Fire Department assisted the chelsea Fire Department in fighting a fast-moving, four-alarm fire that struck separate houses on Marlboro and Library streets in Chelsea Tuesday morning. the firefighters had to contend with extremely windy conditions and below-freezing temperatures at the scene of the fire. Fire chief  Paul Flanagan spoke of his department’s assistance to the Chelsea department during his remarks at the... »

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Resolution Road – Residents Pleased with Decision Concerning Access Road During Drop-off/Pick-up Time

Friday, February 18th, 2011
Resolution Road – Residents Pleased with Decision Concerning Access Road During Drop-off/Pick-up Time

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Scott Kinsella, a Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School parent, said he was pleased by the Town Council’s decision Tuesday night to prohibit Department of Public Works staff from using the only access road to the school during children drop-off and pick-up times. Winthrop DPW headquarters and the school are located... »

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B&B Ordinance Begins to take Shape

Friday, February 18th, 2011

-By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The Winthrop Planning Board took another step Monday night, toward bringing a Bed and Breakfast ordinance to the Town Council this spring. According to Planning Board Chairman Richard Dimes, Monday’s meeting was a working session at which the Planning Board dissected and worked on the draft Bed and... »

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Truck Exhaust Causes Carbon Monoxide Scare at the Gorman Fort Banks School

Friday, February 18th, 2011

By Joseph Domelowicz For the Transcript The William Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School was the scene of commotion and concern last Friday morning, when high carbon monoxide readings were confirmed at the school just prior to the start of the school day. According to Winthrop Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Lisi, the situation began prior... »

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Incident Serves as a Call for Solutions

Friday, February 18th, 2011

By Cara Huberman By now, everyone in town and around the state –due to coverage by Channel 7 who had a cameraman on the scene almost instantaneously – knows about the potentially serious situation that took place last Friday at the Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School.  A strong odor of gas permeated the building. ... »

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Developers hope to Win Support for Residential Project

Friday, February 18th, 2011

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript The former Governor Winthrop Nursing Home on Pleasant Street used to be a place where people went as their life was winding down. Now, new owners of the property are looking to spring a new life into the building, provided they can win an upcoming zoning designation and... »

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Refreshing Forum – Councilor Larry Powers Deserves Kudos for Water Forum

Friday, February 18th, 2011

One of the great things to watch on the Town Council has been the emergence of Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers as an effective voice of the people. As the former fire chief of the town of Winthrop, his expertise in public safety matters cannot be denied. He is a strong advocate on the Council for... »

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Government in Action – Parents’ Concern Bring Quick Results from the Town Council

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Tuesday’s Town Council meeting certainly got off to a dramatic start when Winthrop parent Scott Kinsella addressed the council about the traffic situation at the Gorman Fort Banks School during drop-off and pick-up times. Kinsella’s general point, in his words, was, “The Department of Public Works staff is commuting into, and out of, the... »

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