Archive for September, 2011

Town Council

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Town Council

Town officials held a public forum Monday night at the Gorman Fort banks school gymnasium to discuss a second access road being planned to alleviate vehicular traffic on Kennedy Drive. shown at the meeting are (seated) council president Jeffrey Turco, School principal ilene pearson, and Town Manager James McKenna. standing are superintendent of schools... »

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Thibeault Steps Down as Public Library Director: Will Assume Same Post in Danvers

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Thibeault Steps Down as Public Library Director: Will Assume Same Post in Danvers

Alan M. Thibeault is stepping down as the director of the Winthrop Public Library to become the director of the Peabody Institute Library, which is the public library in the town of Danvers. Thibeault’s last day on the job will be October 29, ending his 32-month tenure in Winthrop. Thibeault has guided the library... »

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Second Access Road Planned for the Gorman Fort Banks School

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

A second access road at the Gorman Fort Banks School located on Kennedy Drive is in the planning stage and could be ready for use by the start of 2012. Town Council Jeffrey Turco has brought forth the proposal for a new road that would help alleviate the traffic tie-ups that occur at the... »

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Are Winthrop Residents Excited About a Casino in Neighboring Eastie?: Powers: Let’s Put It to a Vote and Find Out

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers would like to know whether Winthrop residents are in favor or opposed to the construction of a casino/resort complex at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. At Tuesday night’s Council meeting, Powers made a motion to hold a town wide referendum vote on the issue, but Councilor-at-Large Philip Boncore tabled the measure,... »

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It’s About Time: Traffic Situation at Gorman School Needs to Be Addressed and Fixed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As any parent of a child who has attended the Gorman Ft. Banks School since the school opened a decade ago readily can attest, the drop off and pick up situation and resultant traffic problems on Kennedy Drive are a nightmare. The safety problems are high, as is everybody’s blood pressure and anxiety levels.... »

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Thank You, Nancy: Senior Center Director Has Always Championed Our Seniors

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

We wish to take the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Senior Center to congratulate the center’s director, Nancy Williams, for her outstanding leadership both before and during these past 20 years. Nancy was on board as director of the senior programs in town well before the new Senior Center was constructed and... »

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Eyes on the Prize: Gambling Bill Takes Shape on Beacon Hill

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

All eyes will be on the Massachusetts State Senate as they debate the gambling bill next week.  The House, led by Speaker Robert DeLeo, passed by a substantial margin a thoughtful and well crafted bill that has taken into account the concerns that have been raised by all of the various interests connected with... »

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Sports 09-22-2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Golfers win two of three matches The Winthrop High golf team enjoyed another superb week, winning two of its three matches and almost taking the third against perennial Northeastern Conference power Danvers. “The team is playing well,” said WHS head coach Peter Lyons, whose squad, which stands at a lofty 5-1 on the season... »

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Police Blotter 09-22-2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Monday, Sept. 12 12:50 p.m. – DPW requesting assistance to move a parked motor vehicle at Tafts Avenue at Wyman Street. Police office locates the owner of the vehicle. 2:01 p.m. – A call is received regarding parents parking inside the DPW Parking Lot. A second call is received regarding motor vehicles parked in... »

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Obituaries 09-22-2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Regina Mosher  Member of Winthrop Yacht Club and Point Shirley Association  Regina (Dunphy) Mosher of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on September 11. She was 55 years old. A member of the Winthrop Yacht Club and the Point Shirley Association, she was presently employed as an Import Specialist for Oceanair Freight Company. The... »

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