Editorials

Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started Nov 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Ferry, Stop the Bleeding Dear Editor, I noted in Mr. McKenna’s exit article that he stated that the ferry “is almost breaking even”. What does that mean exactly? My understanding is that the Town, as of last summer, has spent over $240,000 to keep the ferry operating. If it keeps operating at a... »

Get Your Ornament Before They’re Gone

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association once is again is offering for sale a commemorative holiday ornament. This year’s glass ornament features Graves Light, the black lighthouse on a rocky ledge a few miles off our coastline that was named for Thomas Graves, who was a vice-admiral in the fleet of Gov. John Winthrop.... »

Congratulations, Ron Vecchia

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Amidst the commotion of the holiday season, we were a bit remiss in failing to offer our congratulations to Town Council President-elect Ron Vecchia, who was declared the official winner of the recent town election after a recount by a slim margin of 11 votes over Jeff Turco. Both Ron and Jeff, and the... »

Happy Hanukkah

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the... »

America as We Know It Is Over

Monday, December 11, 2017
By Transcript Staff

It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Transcript Staff

THANK YOU Dear Editor, Please accept this letter as a thank you to the citizens of Winthrop who placed their faith and confidence in me in the Nov. 7 town election with over 2,000 votes. Although the November election results did not work out for us, believe my efforts to be of service and... »

GOP: Tax the Middle-Class And Give Cuts for the Richest

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised... »

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

REMEMBERING ANTHONY MAJAHAD Dear Editor, The Town of Winthrop lost one of its most dedicated public servants last week with the passing of Anthony Majahad, chair of the Winthrop Airport Hazards committee. Anthony was a highly qualified leader of the Committee who frequently put his background as a Harvard University chemist to good use in... »

Remember Those in Need

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Transcript Staff

For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are... »

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