Archive for October, 2015

Nipmuc Indians Hold Traditional Row:Seek to Have Permanent Memorial Established on Deer Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Nipmuc Indians Hold Traditional Row:Seek to Have Permanent Memorial Established on Deer Island

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Over 340 years ago, during the King Phillips war (1675-1676) the Nipmuc Indians were interned on Deer Island against their will by the Massachusetts Bay Colonists. October 30, 1675 the genocide of the Nipmucs began. Over 500 hundred men, women and children were move from their homeland in Natick to... »

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Election Day is Tuesday

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Voters will face a choice of several candidates vying for Town Council President, School Committee and other council seats. They will also be asked to consider several ballot questions having to do with the Town Charter. Voter turnout is expected to be about 4,000 or about 36% of eligible voters.... »

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Suffolk Downs Hosts Live Racing Card Sat

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A large crowd is expected to be on hand at Suffolk Downs Saturday (Oct. 31) for the third and final Racing and Food Truck Festival of the 2015 season. Suffolk will hold an 11-race card with a post time of 11:05 a.m. In addition to the live racing at the track, there will be... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

FUNDRAISER FOR ZONTA CLUB The Zonta Club of Chelsea is having a fundraiser comedy night at Giggles Comedy Club on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Lenny Clarke is the featured comedian. Tickets are $30. Contact zontaclubofchelsea@aol.com for more info. Each year the Zonta Club donates gift certificates for Winthrop families in need during... »

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Police Blotter 10-29-2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Monday, October 19 Safety officer reports that a passing motorist stated there was debris in the road on Revere Street causing traffic concerns. DPW notified. Call from Atlantic Street that a female needs an ambulance. EMS notified. Received a fax from the Registry to request we hand deliver an immediate threat license suspension form... »

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Tim Gordon: A Team Player for Winthrop

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

By James McKenna As I sit and watch the Patriots beat the Jets, I can’t help but reflect on what I believe Patriots Coach Bill Belichick would have to agree on: a manager is only as good as the players on his team. This week we bid farewell and best wishes to Tim Gordon,... »

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Letters to the Editor

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Supporting Capobianco Dear Editor: We are writing to strongly endorse Valentino “Tino” Capobianco’s candidacy for the Winthrop School Committee.  We believe that Tino’s combination of integrity, vision, and hard work would be a tremendous asset for the School Committee. Several years ago, when he was President of his senior class at Winthrop High School,... »

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Daylight Savings Time is This Sunday

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Just when you thought that Halloween was going to be over too soon, we are happy to say to the party goers that the are going to gain an extra hour on Sunday morning as we return to standard time.  However, this time is also the perfect time not only to catch up on... »

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Get Out and Vote

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The candidates are winding down their campaigns with Election Day set for this Tuesday, November 3. Town Clerk Carla Vitale and her staff are ready to administer the election and it’s now up to the voters to get to the polls and cast their ballots for the men and women whom they want as... »

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Thank You, Tim Gordon

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

We join with the Winthrop community in thanking Chief Financial Officer Tim Gordon for his outstanding work in the town and wish him the best of luck as he takes on his new position as the town administrator for the Town of Holbrook. After being appointed by Winthrop Town Manager James McKenna, Tim Gordon... »

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