Monthly Archives: July 2012

Town Mourns Passing of Marie Turner

July 27, 2012
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Town Mourns Passing of Marie Turner

Attorney Robert E. Noonan said that of all of the public officials that he served with, “Marie Turner was the most dedicated to the town of Winthrop that we will ever have now or in the future.” Noonan served on the Board of Selectmen when Turner was Executive Secretary and later when she was...

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First Public Meeting on New School Proposal Draws a Crowd: More Than 100 Local Residents Turn out to Hear About the Process, Ask Questions

July 27, 2012
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By the standards of most hotly debated issues, a crowd of 100 or so people spread throughout the Winthrop high auditorium on a Wednesday night, does not appear to be a big turnout, especially since the topic was the process for determining the feasibility of a new high school building in Winthrop in the...

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Dimarino Named Head Coach of Winthrop Boys Basketball

July 27, 2012
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Michael DiMarino has been appointed as the head coach of the Winthrop High School boys basketball team. The 33-year-old Winthrop resident succeeds David Brown, who stepped down as the leader of the highly successful Viking program following the 2011-12 season. DiMarino was selected from a field of eleven candidates for the position. The selection...

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Police Explorers Return from Conference with 3rd Place Trophy Trip Provided Education, Competition for Local Youth Group

July 27, 2012
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The Winthrop Police Explorers returned from their bi-annual to the National Police Explorers Conference in Colorado last weekend, and brought with them the trophy as the third best Explorers unit in the country, after competing against 3,000 explorers from across the country, including big city troops from cities like Orlando and Tampa Bay FL,...

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Casino Committee Accepting Input

July 27, 2012
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The Town Council Casino Committee, comprised of Chairman Joseph “Larry” Powers, Russ Sanford and Craig Mael met with members of the community for the second time Tuesday night in an attempt to begin identifying how a mitigation package from a Suffolk Downs Casino might be used, if a casino is approved for that site....

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Powers to the Rescue: Parks Committee Gets Key Push from Councilor

July 27, 2012
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During his time on the Town Council, Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers has demonstrated a keen awareness of how to introduce a good idea, get to the heart of the matter, explain its significance in terms that all residents can understand, and proceed toward implementation if he feels it’s in the best interests of the town....

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Clear Job Description: DelVento Leads the Way

July 27, 2012
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The continuing saga of selecting a Clerk to the Town Council is about to add a new chapter to the already lengthy epic which has seen the Council have a difficult time in keeping a council clerk on board for a lengthy period of time. (The last three clerks have stepped down for various...

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Welcome Home: New WHS Basketball Coach

July 27, 2012
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We talked to new Winthrop High School boys basketball coach Michael DiMarino and he’s certainly excited and enthusiastic about his appointment to the top position in the Vikings’ hoop program. DiMarino has big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Dave Brown, put the Winthrop program on the map once again and brought a great deal...

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Police Blotter 07-26-2012

July 27, 2012
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Monday, July 16 Caller from Tileston Road reports son is out of control. Callback to report son left the house. Units report area search negative. Daughter on Myrtle Avenue reports that her father is suicidal and told her that he is going to jump in the ocean. Units located the individual on the rocks...

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Congrats, Heather: Winthrop Nine-year Old is Shining in “annie”

July 27, 2012
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If you haven’t seen “Annie” at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, we recommend a trip up Route 128 North to the theater-in-the-round. You’ll see Winthrop’s own rising star, nine year old Heather Buccini, performing as one of the orphans alongside Annie (played by 13-year old Lauren Weintraub, who’s magnificent in her portrayal)...

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