Archive for March, 2014

Finocchio Will Step down as Cummings School Principal: Accepts Position in Amherst

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Finocchio Will Step down as Cummings School Principal: Accepts Position in Amherst

Bobbie Finocchio, principal of the Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School for the past three years, is resigning to accept a principal’s position at the Fort River Elementary School in Amherst, Mass. Finocchio informed Cummings School parents of her decision in a letter Wednesday. She will spend her last day on the job in Winthrop... »

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Gill Holds the Gavel: Council President Will Determine Time Limits at Mohegan Meeting on April 1

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Gill Holds the Gavel: Council President Will Determine Time Limits at Mohegan Meeting on April 1

Council President Peter Gill has been very fair about the five-minute time limit rule for speakers during the public comment period at Town Council meetings. In preparation for what should be a very well-attended meeting Tuesday (April 1) with representatives from Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs, the Council voted to allow Gill to determine... »

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Winthrop Cheerleaders at Nationals

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Winthrop Cheerleaders at Nationals

Pictured at the Nationals at Disney World in Florida are the Winthrop High cheerleaders. Left: Shanel Turransky, Kelty Stafford, senior Ashley Patti, assistant coach Steph Bono, senior Rachel Rogowicz, Haley Curtis, Jessica Vigliotta, Paige McGovern, Olivia Robson, coach Rachel Mustone, senior Alana Farmer, senior Elizabeth Dibenedetto, Emily McGovern, senior Diandra Gillis, senior Kelly Swanson,... »

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Holden Concerned about Modular Classroom Plan

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

As the Winthrop Public School Department (WPS) and School Building Assistance Committee (SBAC) prepares to reconfigure schools next year to begin the construction of a new Middle/High School facility, the School Department has yet to secure four modular classrooms for the Cummings School. This development has caused some concern by Winthrop School Committee member... »

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Driscoll Seeks Winthrop Players for Senior Baseball League

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Sean Driscoll, director of Winthrop Parks and Recreation, said that signups for the Senior Baseball League, ages 13 to 15, will continue until April 1. Opening day is scheduled for the first week of May. Driscoll said signups for the new season have been very slow. “The league could be in jeopardy of not... »

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Macero Set to Present Recommended Budget

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

On Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cummings School Superintendent of Schools, John Macero, and the Winthrop Public School Department (WPS) will present their recommended budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Macero said the WPS will ask for a $18,573,789 budget, an increase of $1.9 million. “We understand that the town won’t... »

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Our Opinions

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

WINTHROP’S LOSS…. Bobbie Finocchio leaving Winthrop for Amherst The news this week that Cummings School Principal Bobbie Finocchio has resigned to accept a similar position at an elementary school in Amherst at the end of this school year comes as sad news for the students and parents of the Cummings School where Bobbie has... »

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Spring Cleaning Time

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time... »

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Go back tot he table Dear Editor: I write to respond to the comments of two Town Councilors as referenced in your story, “Councilors Look for Answers from Mohegan Sun Casino” and editorial, “Councilors’ Criticism of Bob DeLeo Is Not Right” (March 19th). I believe the initial mitigation offer made by the proponents of... »

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WHS Sports Roundup

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Winthrop cheerleaders finish as one of the top squads in the nation The Winthrop High School football cheerleading squad made its mark at the National Championships in Florida, finishing in 11th place out of 70 squads from across the country. Head coach Rachel Mustone said 15 WHS students competed in the event that was... »

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