Archive for March, 2012

Three-year Veteran Faro-petersen Named 2011 Explorer of the Year

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Three-year Veteran Faro-petersen Named 2011 Explorer of the Year

Samantha Faro-Petersen, a three year veteran of Winthrop Post #99, has been named the 2011 Winthrop Explorer of the Year. “Samantha has been one of the leaders of our program for the last couple of years and she really deserved this honor,” explained Winthrop Police Sergeant Steve Rogers, who with Lieutenant Frank Scarpa serves... »

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A Big Send-off: Captain “Ned” Hazlett Honored for 43 Years of Service to Fire Department

Friday, March 16th, 2012

After 43 years as a firefighter in Winthrop, including the last 20-plus years as Fire Inspector, Captain William “Ned” Hazlett has retired and will be honored for his dedicated service to the town on Saturday, March 24 at the Winthrop Yacht Club from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20 and... »

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Congratulations, Vikings: WHS Boys Hockey Team Had a Great Run

Friday, March 16th, 2012

March Madness at any level of athletic competition and in every sport is a cruel event in that for every team that gets to compete, their season ends on a losing note, save of course, for the one and only championship team. However, as bittersweet as a tourney defeat can be, it does not... »

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Great Things Happening at WHS: Students Spread Their Talents and Forge Extracurricular Successes

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Winthrop High Principal Gail Conlon is a proud administrator these days, basking in her students’ successes in such endeavors as mock trial, drama festival, history competition, other academic events, and of course the athletic teams, with the boys and girls basketball and hockey teams all qualifying for the State Tournament. The school day doesn’t... »

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Let’s Go Courtney: Former Winthrop Star Now in National Spotlight

Friday, March 16th, 2012

We knew that when Lady Viking hoop star Courtney Finn left Winthrop for Waltham and Bentley University, she would be an impact player in the Falcons’ nationally ranked program. And sure enough, Finn, arguably the greatest player in WHS basketball history, boy or girl (her 42-point performance in the State Tournament may be the... »

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Police Blotter 03-15-2012

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Tuesday, March 6 Party from Nahant Avenue reports her alarm just went off and she believes she heard someone trying to get in her basement door. Officers reports that door has not been breeched and they will be checking a neighbor’s house out. The neighbor is away and a light is on. House is... »

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Joshua W.J. Pepi  Chef  Joshua W.J. Pepi  of Winthrop died at home on March 4. He was 39 years old. A chef in the restaurant business, he was the adored  father of Victoria Pepi of Winthrop. He was born in Boston, the cherished son of Gerald and Carol (O’Hara) Pepi of Winthrop; beloved brother... »

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Capobianco Wins Dem. State Committee Post

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Capobianco Wins Dem. State Committee Post

Winthrop resident Valentino Capobianco was elected in the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District race for Democratic State Committeeman Tuesday. Capobianco, a 23-year-old graduate of Winthrop High School and Suffolk University, received 712 votes in Winthrop while his opponent received 73. Capobianco won in Revere by a decisive 704-154 margin. In the district that... »

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WHS Hockey Team is Just 2 Wins Away from State Title

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
WHS Hockey Team is Just 2 Wins Away from State Title

Winthrop High hockey coach Dale Dunbar saw so many good things happening on the ice in Tuesday night’s 6-0 semifinal victory over Saugus that he could have heaped praise straight through to the Division 2 North championship game against Wilmington Monday night at Tsongas Arena. There was the continued stellar goaltending from senior Steven... »

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Father Charged in Hockey Game Disruption

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced charges on Tuesday against a local man who allegedly disrupted a girls’ hockey game last week, by pointing a green light laser pointer at the ice during the game, in an apparent attempt to distract the opposing team‘s players. “After... »

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