Archive for October, 2016

Residents Come Out Eager to Learn about Health Education

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Residents Come Out Eager to Learn about Health Education

Photos and Story By Kate Anslinger The Robert DeLeo Women’s Health Forum brought out members of the community last Wednesday evening. The high school cafeteria was filled with tables that offered all aspects of health education, from free flu shots to breast cancer awareness information. Students enrolled in the new medical careers program at... »

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More Construction to Start in 2017 on Shore Drive Area

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Just after winding down the $25 million Winthrop Beach re-nourishment project, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced another $10 million project that focuses on the road and the sidewalks at the Highland or upland area of the beach. DCR Commissioner Leo Roy came to Winthrop Tuesday night... »

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A Milestone:Arms Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock David Goll is not one to make a fuss about his business being 100 years old. But it must be acknowledged for its place in history, its famous chicken pie and macaroni and cheese. “We didn’t even make a fuss when we burned the mortgage 12 years ago,” said David... »

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WHS Drama Club Presents ‘Little Mermaid’ Nov 4-6

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Neil Shapiro was well known for his enthusiasm in life, especially when it came to the community in which he lived and his position as drama teacher at Winthrop High School and Middle school. The current high school drama club is proving that Shapiro’s famous words, “Nothing great is ever achieved... »

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News Briefs

Friday, October 28th, 2016

WINTHROP FERRY ENDS SUNDAY Sunday October 30 will be the last day of ferry service. VETERANS   SERVICES NEWS The next Veterans/Families Food Bank will take place Wednesday November 2 at the American Legion (next to Town Hall). Pick-up is from 10:30-12:30. If you are new to our Food Bank, then you must pre-register with... »

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Police Blotter 10-27-2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Monday, October 17 Party on Floyd Street reports a brown motor vehicle has been parked in the neighborhood for over three weeks. Officer reports speaking with the owner who will have it moved by a licensed driver. She was advised to change her address with the RMV. Notification from the RMV of a right... »

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Why I Am Yes on 2

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and... »

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Question 2: Simple, Plausible, and Wrong

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Jacob Oliveira and Mary Bourque The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in its wake. What is wrong, is the funding formula. Recent editorials and political advertisements... »

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Former A.D. Jim Evans Delivers Eloquent Speech

Friday, October 28th, 2016

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the presence of former Winthrop High School Director of Athletics Jim Evans at the Hall of Fame Banquet. It was so heartening to hear the female inductees credit Mr. Evans for his role in not only establishing girls’ sports at the high school, but also helping... »

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Hall of Fame Banquet Was A Complete Success

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The 12th annual Winthrop High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet was an incredible event that drew the largest crowd of all time with more than 300 people attending at the beautiful, new Winthrop Middle/High School auditorium. It was so great to see the many individual WHS standouts and championship teams (1963 state championship... »

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