Editorials

Announcing for Office

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Perrin announces bid for re-election to School Comm It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the Winthrop School Committee for the past eight years. During my past elected terms, I have learned a great deal about school finances, state and federal regulations, and the many opportunities our schools offer its... »

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Don’t leave your dog in cars Dear Editor: It may be autumn, but warm temperatures still pose a deadly threat to our animal companions. A dog named Nigil recently suffered a horrific death after his guardians reportedly left him in their parked vehicle while they enjoyed Salem’s Halloween festivities. When they returned nearly five... »

“They Did What?!?!

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Transcript Staff

That was our initial reaction when we heard the news that the Winthrop School Committee had voted last week to reject an offer by the Boston Red Sox organization to have the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Day football game be played at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Eve. To our knowledge, this marks the first time that... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

VOTE for ron vecchia Dear Editor, Current School Committee member Ron Vecchia is running for Winthrop Town Council President.  I first met Ron in 1973 at one of the early Jaycees meetings.  I’ve known him for 44 years, and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy.  Here’s why. A Vietnam veteran, Ron has served his country.  He’s... »

The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

Friday, October 13, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have... »

Happy New Year, 5788

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We join the entire community of Winthrop in wishing our Jewish residents a Happy and Healthy New Year. The community has concluded the High Holy Days, the two-day celebration of Rosh Hashanah, followed by  the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day  on the Jewish calendar. Here in Winthrop,... »

There’s Pandemonium on the Field!

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff

It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place... »

The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff

President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Transcript Staff

RON VECCHIA FOR council president Dear Editor, Last week I had an opportunity to take a former colleague at UMass Boston on a tour of our town.  “Wow, you have all of these incredible vistas in this town.  Do people know what they have here? “ was his question after we had walked Deer... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, September 29, 2017
By Transcript Staff

ROAD CLOSED? CAN’t complain Dear Editor: I am a little apprehensive to send this letter and go against the popular vote. However, I think a good opposing view is needed every once in a while.  I read the Transcript often and visit the center daily.  I think some change is great for this drab... »

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