Archive for October, 2015

Sports 10-29-2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

WHS sports roundup WHS volleyball team defeats St. Mary’s 3-1 Although the Winthrop High volleyball team saw its seven-match winning streak snapped with a 3-1 loss to Marblehead last Wednesday, the Lady Vikings got back on the winning track with a 3-1 triumph over St. Mary’s of Lynn Friday. Winthrop took the first set... »

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Obituaries 10-29-2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Patricia Joy ‘Pat’ Woodell Actress; starred in 60’s TV hit show: “Petticoat Junction” Patricia Joy “Pat” Woodell, an American actress and singer, best known for her television role as Bobbie Jo Bradley from 1963 to 1965 on the hit TV shoe, “Petticoat Junction” was born in Winthrop on July 12, 1944 and died on... »

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Higher Test Scores Sought for Schools

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

By Kate Anslinger The MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) results were presented to the School Committee Monday night, as well as a plan of attack to better the scores in the future. The MCAS program is used to hold schools and districts accountable, on a yearly basis, for the progress they have made toward... »

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Council Hears from Department Heads at Forum

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Council Hears from Department Heads at Forum

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Department heads and the town manager gave reports to the town council Tuesday night at the Fall forum held at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center. Department heads were given two-minutes to summarize their work done since the forum held last Spring. The council, as directed in the town charter,... »

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Town Council Establishes Enterprise Fund for Ferry

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock An enterprise fund has been set up for the operation of the proposed Winthrop –Boston ferry service set to begin in earnest next spring. The Town Council set up a fund Tuesday night with $125,000 to cover the estimated expenses. In the future the sale of tickets for the ferry... »

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Police Urge Residents to Keep Unattended Cars Locked

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

By Sue Ellen Woodcock In the past two weeks Winthrop Police have been receiving reports of automobiles being entered and items being stolen. They have also had reports of automobiles being shot at with a BB gun. Police Chief Terence Delehanty said the problems have been occurring in the general vicinity of Franklin and... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

FARMER’S MARKET HALLOWEEN BASH Kids are being encouraged to wear costumes to the last Farmer’s Market of the season on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in French Square. Market vendors will be handing out treats. FINANCIAL AID NIGHT/COLLEGE FAIR Winthrop High School will be holding a Financial Aid Night/College Fair... »

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Winthrop Seeks Playoff Berth

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’re hoping that the Winthrop High football team can defeat Swampscott and somehow earn a spot in the MIAA state playoffs that get underway next week. With the return of some key players, head coach Sean Driscoll has his team playing its best football of the season and it would be nice to see... »

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Police Blotter 10-22-2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Monday, October 12 Party on Highland Avenue called to say that his wife is having a “serious nervous breakdown.” He was not sure on what to say to me and EMS. You could hear a female, probably his wife, yelling in the background. What are you doing?” He then said to forget it, as... »

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Election Day Nears

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Election Day (Nov. 3) is coming and the campaigns are picking up steam as candidates reach out to residents to ask for their votes in the election. The Craig Mael-Bob Driscoll race for Council President tops the slate as both candidates seek the top elected position in town government. The School Committee election, with... »

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