Archive for December, 2017

Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started Nov 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Ferry, Stop the Bleeding Dear Editor, I noted in Mr. McKenna’s exit article that he stated that the ferry “is almost breaking even”. What does that mean exactly? My understanding is that the Town, as of last summer, has spent over $240,000 to keep the ferry operating. If it keeps operating at a... »

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Get Your Ornament Before They’re Gone

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association once is again is offering for sale a commemorative holiday ornament. This year’s glass ornament features Graves Light, the black lighthouse on a rocky ledge a few miles off our coastline that was named for Thomas Graves, who was a vice-admiral in the fleet of Gov. John Winthrop.... »

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Congratulations, Ron Vecchia

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Amidst the commotion of the holiday season, we were a bit remiss in failing to offer our congratulations to Town Council President-elect Ron Vecchia, who was declared the official winner of the recent town election after a recount by a slim margin of 11 votes over Jeff Turco. Both Ron and Jeff, and the... »

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Happy Hanukkah

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the... »

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Sports 12-14-2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

WHS sports roundup WHS girls track opens with win The Winthrop High girls indoor track team opened its season with a 63-23 victory over Lynn English last week at Danvers. Isabella Mahoney was a double-winner for the Lady Viking, capturing the high jump with a leap of 4 feet-10 inches and racing to victory... »

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Obituaries 12-14-2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Leonard ‘Lenny’ Delorey Retired teacher whose greatest love was spending time with his family Leonard A. “Lenny” Delorey of Winthrop passed away on Dec. 10. He was 88 years old. Lenny was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.Raising and spending time with his family was his greatest love, especially being with... »

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Snowflake Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Snowflake Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church

Liz Aguillo, Helen Honan, Donna Hanson, Danny Dalo, and Kathy Nelson at St John’s annual Snowflake Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event was one of their most attended, with attendees able to choose from fresh baked goods, jewelry, crocheted hats and scarves, holiday decorations and more. »

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Residents Give High Marks to EBNHC After First Year

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Residents Give High Marks to EBNHC After First Year

By John Lynds Winthrop resident Maureen Gill had been going to the same doctor for over 40 years, but was curious of the new health center being built on Main Street a few doors up from Belle Isle Seafood.   “I waited and I watched as they were building the new clinic,” said Gill... »

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Council Still Hears Residents Express Center Concerns

Monday, December 11th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock In the last few months, anytime there is a Town Council meeting the residents and business owners in the central business district stand up and voice their concerns about their neighborhood.   Tuesday night was no different.   Resident Mary Alice Sharkey said that she is “pro” development within reason,... »

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