Archive for August, 2015

Exploring the Winthrop Tide Pools

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Exploring the Winthrop Tide Pools

Aili Curtis, 3, carrying a crab that she caught in her net during the Tidepool Exploration event sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) last Saturday, Aug. 22, on Winthrop Beach. Some 30 children and their families came out to explore the creatures in the surf. »

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Wind Turbines of Deer Island Killing Birds

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Wind Turbines of Deer Island Killing Birds

Norman Hyett admits he is a “birder”. He enjoys his vantage point of living on Winthrop Shore Drive and going for walks around Deer Island with his camera and his little granddaughter. But a recent walk wasn’t so pleasant. As they walked the path near the two windmills on the property they heard a... »

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McKenna Volunteers to Help Irish Town

Friday, August 28th, 2015

You can ask Town Manager James McKenna what he did on his summer vacation, and he’ll chuckle and tell you it wasn’t a vacation, but what better place to spend a few summer days than in Donegal, Ireland. Actually, McKenna spent five days in Donegal in July to help bolster economic development in the... »

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Residents Propose Names for New Middle/High School

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Proposed names for the new middle/high school, located at the corner of Main St. and Payson St., have been buzzing around town since School Committee Chairman, Gary Skomro, announced that names for the school were being considered. Suggestions include Winthrop Viking School and the William Hurley Middle/High School; however, many prefer that the school... »

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Geocaching Game Prompts Police Investigation

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The discovery of two suspicious packages behind the town’s water tower last Saturday prompted the evacuation of a nearby street. According to police, Sgt. Hickey was off-duty walking on Winthrop Shore Drive when he received information from a resident about a suspicious package on the shoreline behind the red, white and blue water tower.... »

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News in Briefs

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Playground accessible to all The Marianna Fabiano Playground at the Gorman-Fort Banks School was recently completed making the playground even more accessible to all students at the school. The improvements were a team effort, with a great deal of the work being accomplished by the Department of Public Works in cooperation with numerous others.... »

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Police Blotter 08-27-2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Monday, August 17 Caller on Woodside Avenue reports that a large raccoon is on her roof and could possibly be injured. Chelsea PD will have their ACO call the Winthrop Station. ACO from Chelsea contacted the station and informed us that an ill raccoon would not be able to climb. The raccoon should leave... »

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Welcome Aboard, Coach Gambale

Friday, August 28th, 2015

John Gambale of Swampscott is the new girls basketball coach at Winthrop High School and we wish him the best of luck as he takes over the program that is coming off a superb season in which the Lady Vikings came within one win of a state championship. Gambale brings years of experience in... »

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Summer Parks and REC Program a Success

Friday, August 28th, 2015

More than 200 Winthrop youths participated in the Parks and Recreation Department’s summer parks program and there are a few people who have to be thanked for providing them with safe and fun activities each day.  We have to start by crediting the exceptional leadership of Parks and Rec. Director Sean Driscoll, who for... »

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Sports 08-27-2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

From the Press Box Let the Games Begin By Jim Leaderman The road to the championship in the Northeastern Conference (NEC) opened on Monday. The defending NEC champions (the 2014) Winthrop Vikings are optimistic for another strong season. There are many story lines worth watching this season. Here are 10 things we will be... »

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