Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Memorial Day 2013

In this Richard Honan photograph, members of Winthrop Troop 75 stand at attention during the services on Memorial Day at the Winthrop Cemetery. »

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Winthrop High Graduates Heading for Harvard and MIT: Valedictorian Michael Lessard Will Attend Harvard University

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Winthrop High Graduates Heading for Harvard and MIT: Valedictorian Michael Lessard Will Attend Harvard University

  The biographical summary in the Northeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Dinner program reads, “Michael Lessard has displayed excellence both in the classroom and on the sports field.” Add in his outstanding leadership qualities – he is president of the Winthrop High School Student Council and the National Honor Society and a three-sport captain – and... »

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Class Salutatorian Nicole O’Brien off to Mass. Institute of Technology

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Class Salutatorian Nicole O’Brien off to Mass. Institute of Technology

Nicole O’Brien has known since December that she had been accepted to the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, the mecca of science-oriented universities. The Winthrop High School Class of 2013 salutatorian was admitted to MIT in its early-action program. “MIT has a site where you can check online if you’ve been admitted,”... »

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Secretary Bialecki Visits Winthrop Center

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Secretary Bialecki Visits Winthrop Center

State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, Town Manager James McKenna, and Council President Peter Gill walk through French Square during a tour of the Winthrop Center business district. »

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Salary Hike Divides Winthrop School Bd.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Winthrop School Committee’s (WSC) voted to raise Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lisa Howard’s salary from $105,000 to $120,000 per year. Howard’s contract was set to expire so the WCS voted 3-2 to approve a four year contract that will pay Howard $113,000 until the end of Fiscal Year 2013 and $120,000 until 2016.... »

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A Productive Meeting: Secretary Bialecki Provided Optimism for Town’s Business Future

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

That was certainly a productive and energizing visit to our town by Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, who met with town and business leaders to discuss strategies to improve local small business development, the ongoing projects in the town, and attracting more visitors to the town to partake of the... »

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Opportunities Abound at WHS: Michael Lessard, Nicole O’brien Show What Can Be Achieved at Winthrop High

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

As our readers surely know, we often use this column to praise the exploits of our Winthrop High athletic teams. So we are very happy to note that there is a nice story on the front page of this week’s Sun-Transcript about the academic success of two of our Winthrop High School students, valedictorian... »

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Viking Pride Steps Up Again: Will Donate New Floor to Cover the Ice at Eruzione Center

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Viking Pride Foundation once again has stepped up to the plate with the donation of a floor to cover the rink surface at the Michael Eruzione Center at the Larsen Rink so that the facility can be used in the summer for a number of indoor activities. It’s another great and generous donation... »

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Police Blotter 05-30-2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Monday, May 20 Constable called to request our assistance as he tries to serve a warrant on a male on Johnson Avenue. Sister answered and said he was not there. Constable stated he would try to get a search warrant. Party reports a tall half naked black female dressed in a Patriots shirt was... »

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Lady Viking Softball Team to Host Tourney Game Saturday

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Winthrop High softball team will open play in the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament this Saturday, June 1, at 4 p.m. on the local field. The Lady Vikings, who finished the regular season with a 14-6 record to earn the sixth seed in the 22-team D-3 North, drew... »

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