Editorials

A Sign of Things to Come?

Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The epic flooding that struck the town during the blizzard two weeks ago surprised every long-time resident of our community. We have come to expect the pounding waves that typically inundate Winthrop Beach and the Shore Drive area, but this storm was different. The catastrophic high tide overwhelmed the seawalls primarily on the bayside,... »

Thank You,Lt Gov Polito

Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Speaking of the recent flooding, we wish to thank our Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito, for taking the time to tour the flood-stricken areas of our community and for pledging her support to obtain federal disaster aid for the town and individual homeowners. The process for applying to FEMA is an arduous one, with red... »

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

OFFENDED BY TRUMP’S REMARKS ¬†Dear Mr. President, My daughter was a United States Navy veteran and is from one of the countries you evidently chose to denigrate yesterday. As her mother , I was deeply offended. And as Boston Pubic School teacher for 40 years, I was deeply offended for all of the outstanding... »

It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood... »

Bring it On, Ol’ Man Winter

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted... »

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

THANK YOU Dear Editor: Last Thursday, Jan. 4, around noon I was watching the coverage of the storm threatening our coast like many residents of Winthrop. I was in my basement apartment on Shirley Street, entrance in the rear overlooking Boston Harbor when suddenly water rushed in swiftly..It was so forceful and relentless and... »

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Disappointed with more of the same Dear Editor: As members of the Winthrop community, we, the One Winthrop Initiative, would like to express our disappointment that our collective voices have not been heard, and another male with less experience but an extensive Winthrop history was elected to represent us in the school committee.¬† Six... »

Congratulations to Our Elected TOWN Officials

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We offer our congratulations to our town officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government... »

Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

Thursday, December 28, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out... »

Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

Friday, December 22, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the... »

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