Archive for August, 2017

Winthrop Golf Club Turns 100

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Winthrop Golf Club Turns 100

The Geezers League, consisting of several of the club’s senior members, enjoyed the 100th anniversary celebration at the Winthrop Golf Club on July 15. »

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Winthrop Eighth-Grader Recognized for Role in “Shrek the Musical, Jr.”

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Winthrop Eighth-Grader Recognized for Role in “Shrek the Musical, Jr.”

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop has seen its fair share of achievements in theater arts, but the latest one involves an individual who has stood out among all others in the middle-school category across the state. Eighth-grader Heather Buccini was recently recognized as the Best Leading Actress in the middle school division for her unforgettable... »

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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

By Cary Shuman The Conigliaro family, the Boston Red Sox, and the Farrelly Brothers will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Tony C’s on Boylston Street in Boston. Some players from the ’67 team that won the American League pennant and lost to... »

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Board of Health Looks at Changes to Tobacco Sales

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop’s Board of Health (BOH) is looking into the idea of raising the tobacco buying age to 21 in Winthrop. But, the beginnings of the discussion hit a rocky road with differing opinions at its July meeting two weeks ago. At this week’s Tuesday night’s meeting, there was a noted... »

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Race for Council President is Just That

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock This year’s election season has brought out a healthy number of candidates, with four people vying for the seat of Town Council president. The candidates going for the seat of Town Council president are Councilor-at-Large Rich Boyajian, School Committee member and former selectman Ron Vecchia, former Council President Jeff Turco... »

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Town Moves Forward with Traffic Work in Center

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Business owners and residents are getting ready for a traffic study that’s going to test the traffic flow with a few changes to the French Square and center in general. The study will run from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 and will close Hagman Road, reverse the direction on Adams... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Jazz Trio Aug. 15 The Paul Speidel Jazz Trio will perform on the lawn in front of  the library on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Originally from Chicago, Paul Speidel has been a working blues and jazz guitarist in Boston for over 25 years. Bring your own lawn chairs or a picnic, and... »

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WCAT’s Next TV Production for Adults Set for September 6

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

WCAT’s next Television Production Course for adults 18 and over will begin Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m. This course fee is $100. The curriculum includes basic HD camera operation, microphone use, studio and field production, and HD editing. This hands-on course will run a total of four-weeks. Space is limited. All those interested... »

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Peter Lamonica Joins Elliot Whittier Insurance Team as a Commercial Lines Account Manager

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Elliot Whittier Insurance has hired Peter LaMonica of Bloomindale Il., as a commercial lines account manager.  LaMonica has over 30 years in the insurance industry, and holds a certified insurance counselor (CIC) designation as well as a Property & Casualty license. “At Elliot Whittier Insurance, we are proud to have people that are true... »

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Local Resident Betsy Shane Receives “Unsung Heroine” Award

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo recently joined the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) to honor Winthrop resident Betsy Shane as an Unsung Heroine. Betsy has served as the executive director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce since September of 2013. In that time, Betsy has effectively fostered economic development in Winthrop,... »

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