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Fort Banks Pajama Night

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Fort Banks Pajama Night

Kindergarteners Norah Zaffini and Audrey Turner enjoy listening to a story on Friday night, May 12, at the Gorman Ft. Banks Elementary School Family Literacy and Math night. Students came in pajamas with their parents and enjoyed stories, math games and educational activities. »

Deer Island 5k Dash

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Deer Island 5k Dash

IMPRESSIVE TREKKER:  Winthrop’s April Ferguson, 10, ran a 7:35 per mile pace as she finished 23rd among all racers during the Deer Island Dash 5K Run/Walk to benefit Water For People on Saturday morning, May 13. Ferguson finished sixth overall among the 56 women that participated. »

New Buses to Arrive in June, in Time for Tall Ships Parade

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Members of the Winthrop Transportation Advisory Committee announced that the six new MBTA/Paul Revere buses will arrive in town just in time for use during the Parade of Sail June 17-22. While there is excitement about the buses, there is also a little disappointment, but nothing that would jeopardize the... »

Developer Seeks Parking in CBD for Condominiums

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock A potential developer is hoping to purchase the old theater at 64 Putnam St.,  but they are in need of up to 38 parking spaces to get the project financed by a local bank. Rick and Dan Beliveau of Back Bay Design Corp. are looking to purchase 64 Putnam St.... »

School Department Struggles with Budget Realities

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Keeping programs alive is something School Committee Chair Dawn Sullivan wants to see the school department do when it fine-tunes its fiscal year 2018 budget. Superintendent of Schools John Macero has submitted the budget to the town manager, who will in turn hand it to the town council for approval.... »

News Briefs

Friday, May 19, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Belle Isle Marsh Festival May 21 The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, Save the Harbor and DCR will sponsor “May in the Marsh” on Sunday, May 21 from 1 to 3 PM at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Bennington Street, East Boston. The Festival is free and the public is invited. Come and see live... »

Winthrop Scholars Recognized

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Winthrop Scholars Recognized

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce honored the top students academically in the graduating classes from North Shore high schools at the 49th Annual Honor Scholars Recognition Dinner Tuesday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Danvers. The Winthrop High honorees are pictured at the dinner, from left, seniors William Holden, Shanel Turransky, Danielle... »

Walking to School

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Walking to School

School Committee member, Laura Callis with her son Kennedy participating in the Walk/Bike to School event hosted by the Gorman Fort Banks School. This is to encourage people to leave their cars behind and walk or ride a bicycle to school. »

Time to Start Thinking About Mosquitoes

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Transcript Staff
Time to Start Thinking About Mosquitoes

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It’s that time of year when lovers of the outdoors and their furry friends get concerned about disease carrying mosquitoes and ticks. At Tuesday evening’s Board of Health meeting members heard from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control (NMMC) and from Page Exterminating. Kimberly Foss, an entomologist with NMMC, said they... »

School Committee Starts Search for Interim Superintendent

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The School Committee began interviewing candidates for the Interim Superintendent post to fill in between the time Superintendent of Schools John Macero leaves in June and a new superintendent who will be selected begins in 2018. The school committee on Monday night interviewed internal candidates, Curriculum Director Frank Woods and... »

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