Archive for July, 2016

A Little Night Music

Friday, July 29th, 2016
A Little Night Music

The White Heat Swing Quintet pianist warming up before the performance last Wednesday, July 20, during the annual Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA). It was the first concert of the season for WIHA, and several residents came by to listen to the unique sounds. »

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Schooner ‘America’ Visits CPYC

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Schooner ‘America’ Visits CPYC

As part of the America’s Cup Tour the schooner “America” (shown above) visited the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop on Tuesday providing tours to members. The yacht is the replica of the original “America” that in 1851 stunned the world by winning the legendary sailing race around the Isle of Wight and now... »

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With Hurricane Season Underway,Officials Urge Residents to be Prepared

Friday, July 29th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The hurricane season began in June and ends in November and state emergency officials want you to “Know Your Zone” to aid in evacuation and planning. Officials have classified  three levels of damage that communities are likely to suffer around the state:  Red, A; Yellow, B; and Green, C. Unfortunately,... »

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Styrofoam Regulation Ban Goes into Effect in 2017

Friday, July 29th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Effective January 1, 2017, Polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam, will be banned from food service institutions in Winthrop in an effort to protect the environment and health of residents. The material, commonly used as disposable takeout containers in restaurants, contains carcinogens that are hazardous to human health much in the same... »

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Residents Asked to Water New Trees

Friday, July 29th, 2016

The Town of Winthrop has invested a lot of money in street trees recently and with the dry, hot weather, those with such trees in front of their homes are asked to keep an eye on the young arbors. Anyone with a new tree in front of their home is asked by the Town... »

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Officials Release Conservation Plan for Piping Plovers

Friday, July 29th, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife recently released a 26-year statewide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that will promote long-term conservation for the piping plover while increasing the flexibility of recreational management on beaches with nesting plovers. “We are pleased to have been able to work successfully... »

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News Briefs

Friday, July 29th, 2016

PERFORMANCE AT INGLESIDE PARK TONIGHT Sean Driscoll, director of the Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that the band, “The Originals,” will perform tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Ingleside Park. The showing of the movie, “Remember the Titans,” will follow at 8:15 p.m. SEVERAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR VETERANS Purple Heart Day Dinner will... »

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Police Blotter 07-28-2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Monday, July 18 Daughter called for her parent who lives on Brookfield Road. The parent had a transplant and has not eaten in days. She has been sleeping a lot and is now screaming in pain. Transferred for EMS and 91 will also respond. Radio call from Safety Officer on 911 and 1212 calls... »

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Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 29th, 2016

House must act to ban toxic flame retardants Dear Editor: Have you ever sat down on your couch and watched the dust particles fly? Many couches and other children’s products contain toxic flame retardants that escape the foam cushions and attach to household dust, exposing all of us to these hazardous chemicals. In May,... »

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The Heat Wave Continues

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A heat wave is defined as three consecutive days when the temperature reaches 90 degrees, and we’re certainly experiencing one of the hottest months of July in years. With our town being a peninsula, we know how Winthrop residents grow up and appreciate being so close to the water and having our great yacht... »

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