Archive for June, 2017

Honoring Chris Tsiotos

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Honoring Chris Tsiotos

Winthrop basketball legend Chris Tsiotos was honored at the dedication ceremony for the “Chris Tsiotos Court” on June 22 at Winthrop High School. Members of the Tsiotos family are pictured above, from left, Nick Tsiotos, John “Max” Tsiotos, Constantino Tsiotos, and honoree Chris Tsiotos. »

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114th Strawberry Festival

Friday, June 30th, 2017
114th Strawberry Festival

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THERE? Domenico and Beth Caraglia enjoy some fresh strawberries during the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association’s (WIHA) 114th annual Strawberry Festival last Tuesday, June 20. »

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Shocker:Sanford Not to Seek Re-Election; To Retire from Town Council

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Shocker:Sanford Not to Seek Re-Election; To Retire from Town Council

By Sue Ellen Woodcock This election year has been full of surprises for Winthrop voters. And there seems no end to the shockers as Council President Russ Sanford has announced on Wednesday that he will not run in November for Council President nor will he seek his old seat back in Precinct 5. Sanford... »

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Fourth Festivities in Town Set

Friday, June 30th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Yes, the Town’s annual fireworks are on for Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m. and will be launched from Coughlin Park, the center of festivities. Earlier in the day on July Fourth, the annual Horribles parade along Shirley Street will be held. The gathering of marchers take place at just... »

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DCR Begins Two-Year Project on Winthrop Shore Drive

Friday, June 30th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Construction crews are ready to start on a $10 million project to improve areas around Winthrop Beach on Shore Drive. While the Department of Recreation and Conservation (DCR) has made a presentation on this project in the past, DCR came back last Wednesday night to show people once again the... »

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News Briefs

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Chamber holds Business district meeting The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will meet with Belle Isle District business owners on July 18 from 12-1 p.m. at Adrianas Pastry and Cafe at 119 Main St. Winthrop.   5K Run July 9 The Inaugural Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends... »

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What is the Future of the Recovery Coach Program?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When the Recovery Coach Program came to Winthrop two and a half years ago the Town was just reaching out to people with addiction problems as the police and fire departments were responding to overdoses and yet it was difficult to follow up and get people the help they often... »

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Police Blotter 06-29-2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Monday, June 19 Report of loud music and party on the corner of Revere and Hutchinson Street. Officer spoke to both parties. Peace restored. Assisted fire with lockout on Veterans Road. Party was let back into the house. Fire and EMS requested police for individual on Veterans Road. Unit stated the individual is typically... »

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Thank You, Russ Sanford

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Russ Sanford, who currently is the President of the Town Council (having succeeded Bob Driscoll Jr., who stepped down as president recently), has announced that he too, will be leaving the Council after serving for the past 12 years since its inception when residents adopted the new Town Charter. Russ was a steady and... »

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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth of July

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds... »

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