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Nothin’ but Tradition! On St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Nothin’ but Tradition! On St. Patrick’s Day

There were plnety of smiles and Irish Cheer last week at the Winthrop Senior Center Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon. In the top photo Joanne Troisi and Mina McDonald serve the corned beef dinner. »

Fire Forces 51 to Evacuate Tuesday

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Fire Forces 51 to Evacuate Tuesday

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The second major fire in less than a week was sparked by a plumber’s torch at 1000 Governors Park, according to Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan. The chief said calls for fire in the building started coming in at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He explained that plumbers were doing work and... »

Man Dies in Early Shore Dr. Morning Fire

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Man Dies in Early Shore Dr. Morning Fire

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A working smoke detector would have made all the difference early Sunday morning when a well-known attorney perished in a smokey fire at 162 Winthrop Shore Drive. Attorney Charles Balliro, 68, was trapped in a second floor bedroom where he was found unconscious on the floor. He was taken by... »

High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff
High and Dry:Stella Drives Sailboat Onto Short Beach; Creates Traffic Jam as People Take a Look

By Kate Anslinger Last week, Winter Storm Stella brought in some massive waves and disrupted the shoreline with powerful winds that reached speeds of 40 miles per hour. While Winthrop didn’t see nearly as much snow as was predicted, the whiteout conditions made the storm a force to be reckoned with and as part... »

News Briefs

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff

VIETNAM MEMORIAL RE-DEDICATION on March 29 Active Vietnam Veteran Richard Honan announced that, with School Committee support, American Legion Post 146 will re-dedicate the Vietnam Memorial originally installed at the old Winthrop High School on May 22, 1988. The re-dedication will take place in the lobby of the new WHS, S. Main St., on... »

Center Construction to Start Next Week

Friday, March 24, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Crews will begin work in the town center on Monday, March 27 as part of an infrastructure project to upgrade the French Square water, sewer, gas and electric. The first utility involved will be National Grid, which will replace aged gas mains during the next four months. All gas lines... »

Official Snow Measure

Friday, March 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Official Snow Measure

J. David Wallace of Honan Sign Company takes a break to measure the “overwhelming” amount of snow. For the the entire storm “Stella” dumped only 6.6 inches before turning to sleet and freezing rain. Weather forecasters had predicted upwards of two feet of snow. Around town there was a sailboat that washed up on Short... »

St Patty’s Day Dinner

Friday, March 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff
St Patty’s Day Dinner

Diane Sands and Patty Malloy celebrate fine memories of the Emerald Isle during the First Church of Winthrop’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 11. Those in attendance turned out in their greenest green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. »

School Committee Seeks 6.7% Budget Increase

Friday, March 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger Prior to the regular School Committee meeting, Winthrop residents had a chance to express their opinions about budget allocations, and there were a number of opinions offered. The School Committee is asking for $19,412,701 for the operating budget for fiscal year 2018, which begins July 1. This is a 6.7 percent... »

Officer Being Investigated Following a Complaint

Friday, March 17, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Winthrop boys basketball coach and police officer is being investigated following a complaint from a female student for alleged “inappropriate conduct.” As of press time, coach and Winthrop Police Officer Ignacio Oyola, 39, is still working for the police department during the investigation of the complaint. The boys basketball... »

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