Editorials

Councilor Mael’s Victory: His Parking Lot Proposal May Make Sense

January 9, 2014
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Councilor Craig Mael’s made a motion to “have a discussion” about his proposal — which he first unveiled in December — for the possible renting or leasing of parking spaces in town parking lots. Mael’s interesting idea certainly struck a chord with his colleagues on the Council who offered some strong opinions about the...

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A New Beginning: Swearing-in Ceremony Marks Start of New Council

January 9, 2014
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The town’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday night at the Cummings School was the impressive, dignified event that an inauguration ceremony should be. We commend Town Clerk Carla Vitale for her leadership in making the event a special one for the officials, their families, and residents. We couldn’t help but notice the family of new Councilor-at-Large...

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A Big Step for the Town: Economic Development Plan Is Much-needed

January 9, 2014
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The energizing of the Winthrop economy and the rejuvenation of the Winthrop Center business district have been priorities for Town Manager James McKenna and his proposal for a full-scale economic development plan — which was unanimously approved by the Town Council Tuesday night — was a huge step forward for Winthrop. McKenna understands the...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Thank You, Larry Powers: Long-time Public Servant’s Last Meeting

December 20, 2013
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Councilor-at-Large Larry Powers was honored by his colleagues at the meeting Tuesday night as President Peter Gill presented a citation on behalf of the Council recognizing his four years of service. Powers was certainly deserving of commendation. He has been an outstanding councilor, always accessible to his constituents, professional in his approach and his...

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Council Works Hard to the End: Atlantis Marina Gets Council’s Attention

December 20, 2013
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It was the last meeting of the year for the Town Council and despite the snowstorm, all nine members of the Council were present. On one very important issue,  the proposed Mohegan Sun Casino,  each councilor weighed in with their views. The last matter of the evening,  a discussion about the work done under...

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Winthrop Digs Out: DPW Did a Great Job in Snowstorms

December 20, 2013
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Kudos to Department of Public Works Director Steve Calla and his department for getting the town back on its collective feet after Tuesday’s snowstorm. Let’s hope that Mother Nature doesn’t give us too harsh a winter and that mild conditions prevail in the months ahead.

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 12, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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