Editorials

Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

Thursday, September 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, September 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Delighted by Commonwealth’s budget Dear Editor: The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2019. As the Executive Director and Co-Founder of For Kids Only Afterschool – a nonprofit organization serving Winthrop families for 34 years – I am delighted that this budget included the largest investment in early... »

A Possible Harbinger

Thursday, September 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, September 14, 2018
By Transcript Staff

VERY IMPRESSED Dear Editor: I was very impressed with the complete professionalism of the Sept. 4 election, directed and managed by Town Clerk Carla Vitale and her entire department which is a distinct credit to our Town for all of their important functions, so well performed. In this era of concern about potential elections interference from many sources... »

Happy Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 14, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We join the community in wishing our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah began Sunday night at Jewish places of worship and the services include the traditional sounding of the shofar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, which begins next Tuesday at... »

Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

Friday, September 14, 2018
By Transcript Staff

With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been... »

How to Preserve the Miracle of Life for More American Families

Friday, September 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Few occasions are more joyous than the birth of a child. But for scores of families, the arrival of a newborn can also augur heartbreak. Each day, nearly 100 U.S. babies are born with congenital heart defects. Many will not make it to their first birthday. Fortunately, several breakthrough technologies have emerged in recent... »

Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

Friday, September 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new... »

Hot, Hot, Hot

Friday, September 7, 2018
By Transcript Staff

News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate... »

Letters to the Editor

Monday, September 3, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Plastic Bag Petition Online Dear Editor, We have a single-use plastic bag ban online petition up on the Mother’s Out Front Winthrop web page.Ê Here is a link to the petition; Please send it to anyone you know who lives in Winthrop and ask them to sign.Ê We have a date to present to... »

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