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Breakfast with Santa at St John’s Church

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Breakfast with Santa at St John’s Church

Sarah and Jenny Delehanty, and Allie and Kailey Sullivan with Santa during the St. John the Evangelist Church’s Breakfast with Santa event on Sunday, Dec. 10, after Mass. Children were excited to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and to eat some great pancakes. »

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Annual WIHA Holiday Party

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Annual WIHA Holiday Party

WIHA Board member Sandy Schiff greets Santa at the Deane Winthrop House last Saturday, Dec. 9, during the annual WIHA Holiday Open House. »

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Vaping is a Problem Among WHS Students

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Board of Health member Susan Maguire is concerned about the vaping going on at the high school, after attending a parents’ meeting last week. “The vape problem at the high school was more than I knew. Apparently vaping is happening,” she said after attending the PTO meeting last week with... »

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School Committee to Vote on Filling Callis’ Vacant Seat

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger In just a few days, the Town Council and the School Committee will vote on the next School Committee member. The vacancy is a result of past committee member Laura Callis’ resignation. Six candidates have submitted letters of interest and will compete for the spot at the joint meeting of the... »

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Water Users to Receive Information on Lead Levels

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock DPW Director Steve Calla visited the Board of Health Tuesday night to introduce a letter and brochure regarding the water quality in Winthrop, specifically lead count. Calla shared that the Winthrop Water Division found high levels of lead in drinking water in some homes tested. “Our most recent monitoring for... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Belle Isle Ecology Park Marsh Walk advances Residents are advised that the municipal parking lot on Banks Street near the intersection of Winthrop Street will be partially and temporarily restricted, due to the advancing construction of the new Belle Isle Marsh Walkway. The town’s contractor on the project North Shore Marine Co. has advanced... »

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Public Hearing Set for Jan 24 on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Health has approved a draft copy of new regulations for the sale of tobacco products and plans to hold a public hearing on them on Jan. 24. The first regulation calls to raise the age of purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 in Winthrop. There is currently... »

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Snow Ban Parking Tips for the Winter

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Town of Winthrop would like to remind residents of the town’s parking regulations. Residents should be aware of regulations should the Town declare a parking ban. According to town ordinance, all motor vehicles must be removed from town streets upon the announcement of an expected or impending snowstorm. Any vehicle that is not... »

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Teacher Nurtures a Love for Music in Students

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger All you have to do is watch Charles Kircher in his classroom at the Arthur T. Cummings School to realize that he was born to share his love of music with his students. His students seem to have no problem engaging in song while he stands in front of them conducting... »

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Police Blotter 12-14-2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Monday, Dec. 4 Officer went to Cutler Street to serve probation warrant in hand. Male party was not home. Motor vehicle stop at Revere and Taylor Streets. Verbal warning for no registration sticker. Driver was advised to contact the RMV. Motor vehicle stop at Cumberland Farms. Citation issued for marked lane violation. Calling party... »

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