Archive for October, 2011

A Fine Debate: Candidates Deliver Their Message

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Town Council President’s debate between incumbent President Jeffrey Turco and candidate Peter Gill certainly lived up to the hype with both candidates delivering their message very well under the spotlight of live television. Turco, whose outstanding performance in the debate two years ago helped propel him to a decisive victory over two other... »

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Neighboring Areas Concerned About Robust Truck Traffic

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

It’s too bad that beach sand can’t just fall from the sky. It seems that the Winthrop Beach renourishment plan just cannot escape controversy. In its 10-year history, though never really getting off the drawing board, it has elicited complaints from all corners. Now that the plan is ready for action, there is now... »

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Barker Leads Vikings to Pivotal Division Victory over Saugus; WHS Improves to 3-3

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Winthrop Vikings head football coach Sean Driscoll praised his team following a 27-20 win over Saugus this week noting that the team accomplished the win without its three top running backs, as Jordan Corbett Franks and Phil Locigno started the game on the sidelines with injuries and Mitchell Paulson left the game midway through... »

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Police Blotter 10-20-2011

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Monday, October 10 Boston Police report a possible rape case where victim is unsure, but believes it may have occurred in Winthrop early in the morning after attending a Boston bar. Lt. Perrin responded to station and is following up, no success with contacting victim for interview. Parking citation issued at Public Landing. Alarm... »

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Obituaries 10-20-2011

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

John Koumanelis  Jeweler John W. Koumanelis of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Winthrop, died in Nashville on October 8. He was 58 years old. Born in Winthrop and currently employed as a jeweler, he was the son of the late William Z. and Freda A. (Novosel) Koumanelis; dear brother of Paul S. Koumanelis and his... »

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Hamilton, then College: Winthrop Resident Helped Train Ferrara and Goll for the Rigors of Division 1 Hockey

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Hamilton, then College: Winthrop Resident Helped Train Ferrara and Goll for the Rigors of Division 1 Hockey

When Nicole Ferrara and Chelsiea Goll took the ice Friday for their respective Syracuse University and Northeastern University women’s ice hockey teams, they shared more than just the great memories associated with growing up and playing hockey together. As the players lined up for the National Anthem at Matthews Arena, you couldn’t help but... »

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Council President Debate Set for Monday at 7 P.M.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

In the midst of an election season that is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested races in recent memory, WCAT, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and the Winthrop Sun-Transcript are collaborating to sponsor next Monday night’s Council President debate at 7 p.m. on Channel 3. “I feel very honored that... »

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Oh, Bo!: Diaz Scores Offensive and Defensive TDs as Vikings Down Weston, 28-6

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The Winthrop Vikings overcame a short practice week and a tough road game at Weston last Thursday night, in a 28-6 win as they finished up their non-league schedule with a 2-3 record. “It was a good night for us,” said head coach Sean Driscoll. “I though we played well and with the short... »

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Tune in on Monday: Council President Debate is Must-see TV

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Many Winthrop residents will be watching Monday night’s debate between Town Council President Jeff Turco and candidate Peter Gill either live on WCAT or on the replays of the debate that will be aired afterwards on the Winthrop cable channel. Some long-time observers are calling the debate one of the most important local political... »

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Clarification: New Roadway to Ft. Banks/Gorman School Will Be in the Afternoon Only

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

We thank our sharp-eyed readers who pointed out that the use of the new access road being planned for the Gorman/Fort Banks School to alleviate traffic problems will be used only during the student dismissal period in the afternoon, not in the morning hours. While we believe that the road could be helpful in... »

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