Archive for May, 2017

Long May It Wave

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Long May It Wave

Members of the American Legion Post 146 and their families raised and secured the American Flag off Winthrop Beach over the weekend. »

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Council President Driscoll Resigns

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Council President Driscoll Resigns

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Town Council President Robert Driscoll Jr. shocked the council and more than 30 people attending the Tuesday night Town Council meeting at the senior center when he announced he was resigning. Driscoll calmly relayed what had happened. He attended a School Committee meeting where an interim Superintendent of Schools was... »

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McKenna Not to Renew Contract

Friday, May 26th, 2017
McKenna Not to Renew Contract

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Town Manager James McKenna has one year left in his contract and he has announced that he will not seek a renewal in an interview with The Sun Transcript on Tuesday night. The announcement was made last week at a department heads meeting. McKenna said he makes the announcement with... »

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Howard Appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Howard Appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools

By Cary Shuman The Winthrop School Committee selected Lisa Howard as the interim superintendent of schools at its meeting Monday night in the Joseph Harvey Room at Town Hall. Howard is a Class of 1985 graduate of Winthrop High School. She graduated with a degree in Education from Boston College where she was a... »

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Facebook Posting Causes Local Stir

Friday, May 26th, 2017

After a contentious School Committee meeting Monday night in which the committee selected an Interim Superintendent of Schools, Chairwoman Dawn Sullivan posted her thoughts on Facebook about her fellow committee members and it wasn’t pretty. Sullivan admits it was wrong to do. She posted the message at 3 a.m. and says it was up... »

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News Briefs

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Town-Wide Yard Sale ON JUNE 10 The Ninth Annual Winthrop Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 10 from 9 AM-1 PM rain or shine. Over 75 yard sales, look for balloons marking participating locations. Deadline to register to participate is Wednesday, May 31. Register online at www.winthropchamber.com or at 207 Hagman Road,... »

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Police Blotter 05-25-2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Monday, May 15 Calling party on Governors Drive reports that her ex-husband’s house is open and the garage door is open. She would like a well being check. Canine reports party is fine. Party states that his ex-wife has called three times in the past for the same reason. Walk-in from Shore Drive to... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, May 26th, 2017

An apology to the School Committee To the Editor: I would like to express my sincerest apologies to the Winthrop School Community in particular to the members of the School Committee  and those individual members who were the focus of a post I made on social media very early Tuesday morning. I lashed out... »

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School Committee Deserves Credit for Interim Superintendent Process

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The Winthrop School Committee conducted a thorough and transparent selection process for the Interim Superintendent of Schools position, ultimately appointing Lisa Howard at its meeting Monday night. The final two candidates were interviewed at the meeting prior to the vote. School Committee Chair Dawn Sullivan then allowed all members of the committee to express their opinion... »

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Sports 05-25-2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

WHS boys tennis completes winningest season ever The Winthrop High boys tennis team attained the most wins in the program’s history with a pair of victories over Northeastern Conference rivals Gloucester and Danvers this past week. “This has just been totally crazy,” said WHS head coach Marie Finn. “We had lost six of our... »

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