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Obituaries 08-25-2011

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dorothea Tirrell Winthrop resident Dorothea M. (Crawford)Tirrell of Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on August 21. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Henry E. Tirrell Jr., she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Halpin) Crawford. She was the devoted mother... »

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Finocchio Named Principal of the Cummings Middle School

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Finocchio Named Principal of the Cummings Middle School

Winthrop resident Bobbie Finocchio has been appointed principal of the Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School. Finocchio, 29, has been a special education teacher at the school for the past six years. She succeeds former principal Brian Gill, who left to become the principal at the Georgetown Middle School. Superintendent of Schools John Macero made... »

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Schools of Thought: Renovate the High School or Build Something New?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Schools of Thought: Renovate the High School or Build Something New?

The Winthrop Town Council held a public hearing with the School Building Committee Tuesday night as the town begins the process of deciding whether to renovate the high school or build a brand new middle/high school complex. Superintendent of School John Macero, co-chair of the committee, project executive Mary Ann Williams of Skanska USA... »

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Friends and Family Second Annual 5k Walk Set for Sept. 24

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

In March 2010, Linda Vecchia started “Friends and Family” a local non-profit support group for those people in the community and outlying area with substance abuse issues. By providing a safe place where people recovering from alcohol and substance abuse problems and their families could talk and share stories about their experiences, Vecchia hoped... »

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Chief Quickly Dispels Rumors of Additional Bodies Being Discovered

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty moved quickly this week to dispel rumors that additional bodies had been found in town, and criticism that public officials had not acted quickly enough in investigating the case. Just one week after first reporting that a badly decomposed body had been found beneath the rear porch of a... »

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Man Charged with the Murder of His Romantic Partner Relationship Called ‘volatile’

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A Winthrop man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of another man he reportedly had a “volatile” romantic relationship. John M. Lacoy, 47 of 429 Winthrop Street has been accused of allegedly stabbing his romantic partner in the heart, killing him, and leaving the remains beneath his Winthrop Street porch.... »

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A Bold Appointment: Bobbie Finocchio Will Be Energy to the Cummings School

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The appointment of Bobbie Finocchio to the position of Principal of the Cummings Elementary School certainly is a bold move by new Superintendent of Schools John Macero. Finocchio, at age 29, was one of the youngest of the candidates to apply for the position. But there is no question that she is a very... »

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Middle/High School: State Reimbursement Formula Favors the Construction of a New School

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The recent  public hearing conducted by the Town Council focusing on the School Building Committee’s proposal for the middle and high school and whether to renovate those buildings or construct a brand new middle school/high school complex brought into focus what most observers feel is a foregone conclusion: There is no doubt that the... »

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Jeanne Will Be Missed: Town Councilor Has Been an Honest Voice

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Town Council member  Jeanne Maggio’s announcement at this week’s  Council meeting that she will not be a candidate for re-election was typical of the straightforward and humble manner that marked her tenure on the Council. Jeanne made her announcement now to get the word out early that she will not be seeking re-election so... »

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Merger of NEC and Cape Ann Leagues Creates New Rivalries for Winthrop

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

As the Winthrop Vikings prepare to take the field for a new football season, their fans will have to be prepared to face some new opponents. With the merger of the Northeastern Conference and the Cape Ann League following last year’s football season, Winthrop has been placed in a six-team league with Amesbury, Newburyport,... »

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