Archive for October, 2017

Speaker DeLeo Hosts Annual Comedy Night

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Speaker DeLeo Hosts Annual Comedy Night

Speaker DeLeo welcomes friends from the Winthrop Senior Center, Valorie Millar, Director Kathy Dixon and Margery Beckwith. »

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Annual Pooch Parade

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Annual Pooch Parade

Charlotte Petrie-Sullivan, as Little Red Riding Hood, feeding treats to Nala, The Big Bad wolf. The fun moment was part of the third annual Pooch Parade at Ingleside Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. The annual benefit looks to raise money for a future dog park in the town. »

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LoConte Resigns from Board of Health

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Board of Health chairman Nick LoConte abruptly resigned Tuesday night stating he wants to focus on his potentially upcoming seat on the Town Council. LoConte has been a Board of Health for the better part of three years and is running unopposed for Precinct 3 on the town council. In... »

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Hearing Planned for New Smoking Regulations

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Health has fine-tuned the town’s tobacco regulations, and needs to do a little more work until a public hearing on the regulations during its December meeting. So far, the board has five regulations to be considered. The first is to raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18... »

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Veterans Day Weekend Kickoff Program Listed; Features Major National Speaker and Local Veteran

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Dr. James Wright, President Emeritus of Dartmouth College, eminent historian, veteran and devoted veterans’ advocate, will headline the kickoff event in Winthrop, for Veterans Weekend activities on Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 PM at the Winthrop Public Library. Dr. Wright will be talking about his new book, “Enduring Vietnam: an American generation and its... »

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News Briefs

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Town Clerk announces position locations The Nov. 7 Election Warrants will be posted in the attached Winthrop locations not less than seven days before the election. The town clerk’s office would like to thank these local businesses for allowing us to use their windows. Warrant Posting Locations 2017 Precinct 1 Brown’s Pharmacy 214 Winthrop... »

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End of Year Ferry Report Shows Large Uptick in Sales

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock This past weekend, the town ferry Valkyrie held an afternoon cruise, not a bad way to spend a fall day and get to see the USS Constitution. The annual ferry report is also out, and showing a roller coaster of ticket sales from 2,295 in FY16 and ticket sales income... »

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School District Focuses on Implementing Core Values

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger One of the many undertakings that Interim School Superintendent Lisa Howard has on her agenda is establishing a system where core values are easily recognizable within the district. “I’m a firm believer in core values,” said Howard, who has plans of developing a statement of inclusivity as one of those core... »

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Halloween Haunt Returns for the 18th Year

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Presented annually by Webster First Federal Credit Union, the Halloween Haunt is set for Halloween afternoon, Oct. 31, starting at 4 p.m. ending approximately at 6 p.m. “The trick-or-treat bags are here, the candy is ready, and I expect a fun time to be had by all,” says event organizer, Tom Hankard, assistant vice... »

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Teacher Highlight: Finding Her Home at Winthrop High School

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger Jillian Indelicato found an atmosphere similar to her hometown in the halls of Winthrop High School. The Tewksbury native feels that Winthrop is a lot like the small town she grew up in, where she was taught by the same teachers who taught several of her relatives. She shares a bit... »

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