Editorials

Our Strong Real Estate Market

Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Transcript Staff

There was quite an eye-popping statistic in last week’s Sun-Transcript in our front page story on the town budget for FY 2019. According to the article, “Real estate market growth is up, with home sales showing that 97 percent of properties sold received their asking price.” It seems that throughout Massachusetts and in the... »

Is April the New January?

Friday, April 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As longtime Eastern New Englanders,... »

Barbara Bush

Friday, April 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, April 20, 2018
By Transcript Staff

One Winthrop weighs on in discrimination suit Dear Editor: One Winthrop was created in the spirit of bringing our community together and seeks to counteract incidents of discrimination in all of its ugly forms. We have heard from persons in authority in our Town that Winthrop “does not have a discrimination problem,” but that... »

Clarification

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

In story on Officer Judy Racow lawsuit against the Town of Winthrop, that ran on  page 1 on March 29, 2018, it was reported that Chief Terence Delehanty testified that Racow “compromised” an investigation. However, Judge Karen Green who heard the case that lasted three weeks in Superior Court said Delehanty’s assertion of Racow... »

Lt Gov Polito Gets It

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We wish to offer a brief “Thank you” to the administration of Gov. Charles Baker, and in particular Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, for the recent presentation of a check for $261,680 from the MassWorks grant program that will be used by the town for the ongoing infrastructure improvements to Winthrop Center. This grant comes... »

Congratulations to Our Champion Thespians

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We will be the first to admit that we — both at this newspaper and as a society — tend to glorify, to a greater extent than perhaps we should, the exploits of athletes at all levels of competition. Just a few years ago we attended a “graduation” ceremony for a fifth-grade class (who... »

Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Transcript Staff

This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is... »

Easter Prayers in America – We Need It

Friday, March 30, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. During his agony as he prayed, “his... »

Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

Friday, March 30, 2018
By Transcript Staff

President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy... »

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