Archive for March, 2018

Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

Friday, March 30th, 2018

President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy... »

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Letters to the Editor

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Development is NOT a Dirty Word Dear Winthrop, I am writing you today in advance of our next council meeting on April 3.  At that time, we will be hosting a Community Forum to discuss a number of issues about town.  Before we gather, I want to address some myths and truths about economic... »

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The Kids are Alright

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the... »

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

Friday, March 30th, 2018

One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,... »

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Sports 03-29-2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

From the Press Box Light Up Miller Field By: Jim Lederman The month of March is the 20th anniversary of the ‘Light Up Miller Field’ kick off to announce the fund raising project to install lights at Miller Field in 1998. The ‘Kick Off’ fundraiser at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks was a huge... »

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Obituaries 03-29-2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Pamela Grillo Longtime Vinfen manager Pamela M. Grillo of Atlantic Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 22. She was 74 years old. Born in Lowell, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mildred (Curtin) and William Decuyke. A resident of Winthrop for many years, she was... »

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St Patty’s Day at United Methodist Church

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
St Patty’s Day at United Methodist Church

Enjoying the craic together at the United Methodist Church St. Patrick’s Day dinner were Mary Don ovan, Autumn Buckley, Violet Buckley and Lacey Buckley. Valerie Millar and her crew served the holiday standard, prepared excellently: corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and dessert. »

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David Hubbard Recognized At Council Meeting

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
David Hubbard Recognized At Council Meeting

Historian David Hubbard has been keeping the history of  Winthrop alive for years and the town council recognized him for his work with a citation at Tuesday night’s council meeting. »

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Frankie Fabiano Retires as Football Manager Ending 28-Year Career with WHS Football

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Frankie Fabiano Retires as Football Manager Ending 28-Year Career with WHS Football

Frankie Fabiano. It’s hard to go very far in this town without hearing the name that has a touch of celebrity and a hint of small town stardom. While he has been always a town staple, Frankie’s fame really started 28 years ago, when he was asked by the high school football coach, Tony... »

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CASA Seeks Support:State Funding Grant Due to End on September 30

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Community Action for Safe Alternatives (CASA), has been a fixture in town for more than 20 years, and while it has helped thousands of residents, it is now time for CASA to ask for help. CASA is facing the end of a $125,000, 10-year grant on Sept. 30, and the agency needs to find... »

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