Archive for February, 2017

Heading to State Tournament

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Heading to State Tournament

DRAWING A CROWD: Winthrop’s Brian Chalmers, who scored the Vikings first goal in the first period, is surrounded by five Danvers defenders late in the third period of the Vikings 3-2 loss to Danvers Wednesday night, Feb. 15. Keeping a close watch on the sophomore are Danvers goalie Yegor Bublik and defenseman Matt Taylor. »

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Library Dedication

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Library Dedication

The library recently received a large donation from the estate of Thomas O”Brien for the express purpose of purchasing books. The to celebrate the dedication of the book stacks were Councilor Linda Calla, State Sen. Joe Boncore, Town Council President Robert Driscoll Jr., family member Mary O’Brien, Board of Library Trustees Chair Ron Bergman,... »

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Tennis Court Decision Still in Limbo

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It wasn’t the outcome that many residents who were at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting were expecting but proponents of saving the tennis courts at the high school on Main Street will have to wait until the next Town Council meeting on March 7. The tennis courts were on the... »

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School Committee Reviews Proposed Budget

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger The School Committee was all ears last week, as the leadership team presented the 2017-2018-budget proposal. The team consists of: School Superintendent John Macero; Gorman Fort Banks Principal, Ilene Pearson; Arthur T. Cummings Principal, Ryan Heraty; Middle School Principal Brian Curley; High School Principal Matt Crombie; Director of Pupil Personnel Services,... »

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News Briefs

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION Democrats in Winthrop will be holding a caucus on March 2, at 7 pm at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street to elect delegates and alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the state will gather at the Tsongas Center... »

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Ferry Service May Expand

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock With one year under its belt,  the Winthrop Ferry service may be expanding with a stop in East Boston. Town Manager James McKenna said preliminary discussions are underway with Boston officials and members of the legislature. “I’ve been talking with Sen. Boncore and Mayor Walsh’s office and there is strong... »

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Police Blotter 02-23-2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Monday, February 13 Snow complaint on Locust Street. Officer spoke to both parties. Sow was not put on property. Check for low hanging wire on Crest Avenue. Fire cut wire. Walk-in from Douglas Street to report that hr mechanic believes someone tampered with her vehicle. Det. 957 reports receiving a call from Canoga Park,... »

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Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Schedule appointment for new water meter Dear Editor: In an effort to expedite the completion of the town wide water meter replacement project that was implemented in 2014, to better serve the community, with enhanced customer support capabilities, the Winthrop Water Department is asking residents to call the DPW office at 617-846-1341 (please press... »

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This is the Week Our Mike Became A National Sports Hero

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Thirty seven years ago tomorrow (February 24), Mike Eruzione and the 1980 USA hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, at Lake Placid to win the Olympic gold medal, a feat that few thought possible. Everyone predicted that the powerful Soviet Union hockey team would roll through the Olympics. The Soviets were the reigning world and... »

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Sports 02-23-2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

From the Press Box Road Warriors By: Jim Lederman Coach Sean Driscoll released the Vikings 2017 football schedule. The last two seasons were difficult for the Vikings. The new schedule has a bigger challenge for coach Driscoll. The Vikings will play all of their games on the road. In 2016, I had a meeting... »

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