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Time to Start Thinking About Mosquitoes

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time to Start Thinking About Mosquitoes

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they... »

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School Committee Starts Search for Interim Superintendent

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The School Committee began interviewing candidates for the Interim Superintendent post to fill in between the time Superintendent of Schools John Macero leaves in June and a new superintendent who will be selected begins in 2018. The school committee on Monday night interviewed internal candidates, Curriculum Director Frank Woods and... »

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News Briefs

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Free skin cancer screenings The Winthrop Health Department and Dana Farber will be conducting a skin cancer prevention screenings on Friday, June 2 from 11AM to 3 PM. The Dana Farber van will be parked at the bottom of the EB Newton, Pauline Street. The screening takes an estimated 15-30 minutes to do. Pre-registration... »

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Candidates Emerge in Local Race

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s become apparent within the past week that November’s local election could have some interesting contested races. Board of Health Chairman Nick LoConte has taken out nomination papers to run for Councilor in Precinct 3. Incumbent Nicholas DelVento has not yet taken out nomination papers and there is some talk... »

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Police Blotter 05-11-2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Monday, May 1 Caller states a black male has been going around the neighborhood for approximately two weeks ringing doorbells asking for old cell phones, TVs and money. The suspect spoke to the caller’s wife. He is heading west down Franklin towards Revere Street. Nothing showing on Franklin, heading towards Revere Street to check... »

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Harry Ofilos Was a Kind Man

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The passing this week of Harry Ofilos, who for 32 years owned and operated Brown’s Pharmacy on Winthrop St., marks the end of an era in our town for all who knew this kind and compassionate man. When Harry purchased Brown’s in 1984, the corner drugstore, a symbol of Main St. America, already was... »

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Sports 05-11-2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

WHS SPORTS roundup Wallace shines again in 5-1 win over Swampscott Jack Wallace continued his superb string of performances for the Winthrop High baseball team, leading the Viking to a 5-1 victory over Swampscott this past Monday. Wallace spun a two-hit gem in which he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, striking out... »

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Obituaries 05-11-2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Paula Hicks-Ryan Cottage Park Yacht Club member and 17-year employee of Hilton Worldwide Paula Hicks-Ryan of Winthrop, formerly Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4. A member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, she was a 17-year employee of Hilton Worldwide. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Ryan of Winthrop, the loving... »

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Arbor Day Celebrations

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Arbor Day Celebrations

WIHA President Sandy Joneck-Schiff presents Town Council President Bob Driscoll with a plaque at the Arbor Day celebration in the Deane Winthrop yard on Saturday. A white pine tree was dedicated at the ceremony in memory of long-time Tree Warden Lewis Winter. »

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Scarpa Retires

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Scarpa Retires

Lt. Frank Scarpa receives citation from Town Council President Robert Driscoll, Jr. »

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