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Missing Cat – Reward

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff
Missing Cat – Reward

Kitty-Kitty(aka John) Domestic orange and white short hair altered male about 5 yrs old about 11.5 pounds. Likes to visit Sunnyside Avenue and marsh area. Had been inside for many days but when weather broke warmer on afternoon of Wed Jan 3, he went out. Next day was the storm and he has not... »

Wicked Weather Slams Winthrop:’Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Severe Weather Not Seen Since Blizzard of ’78

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff
Wicked Weather Slams Winthrop:’Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Severe Weather Not Seen Since Blizzard of ’78

By Sue Ellen Woodcock With over 13 inches of drifting snow, the last thing Winthrop needed was a tidal surge that flooded over 70 buildings in town, and shut down access to the town from both ends. “We were definitely surprised to see the level of surge come into the state so quickly and... »

Transplant Recipient Bob Harvey Grateful

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop’s Bob Harvey just celebrated an anniversary, one he’s worked hard to achieve, one that his family and friends are grateful for. He can now proudly say he is a five-year survivor of a double lung transplant. Harvey’s quest began back in April 2010 when he noticed a shortness of... »

Regulations Ready for Public Hearing Jan 23

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Health approved draft regulations to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. There is currently a push statewide to raise the age to 21.  A public hearing will be scheduled for Jan. 23, but already, this issue has brought lobbyists and special interest... »

News Briefs

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Transit app helps out With extremely cold temperatures hitting the region over the past several days, the Town of Winthrop would like to remind residents of resources they can use to help improve their commute when taking public transportation. The Transit app, which commuters can use in 125 cities worldwide, partners with transit agencies... »

Polino Receives Top Ranking for Home Sales

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Statewide Multiple Listing Property Information Network ranks Jonathan Polino at the top for home sales in 2017. The real estate business is a very competitive market. In the Winthrop real estate market alone, 253 real estate agents sold real estate in Winthrop in 2017. Highland Real Estate is very proud and thankful to have... »

Sprinkler Pipe Bursts in New Middle School

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger Town agencies worked together during a water emergency on Sunday evening, after a sprinkler pipe burst in a first-floor classroom of the Middle School. A generous amount of water came in from the acoustic ceiling of the band classroom, leaving soaked instruments and furniture in its wake.  The water made its... »

Valentino Capobianco Elected as Chair of School Committee

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger From an early age, School Committee Chairman Valentino Capobianco was passionate about politics. As a 2007 Winthrop High graduate, he served as the class president and has been eager to become a member of the School Committee from the time he was in his first year of college at Suffolk University.... »

Sylvia Costonis Charitable Trust Donates $500 to Winthrop Elks, Lodge #1078

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Dr Anthony Costonis, Trustee of the Sylvia Costonis Charitable Trust announces the formation of a “give back program” to the Town of Winthrop. This program funds grants that the Costonis family donates through its partnership with Winthrop Charities to honor the extraordinary guidance provided by Mrs. Sylvia Costonis, a single mother of eight children,... »

Cummings Playground Conditions Discussed at School Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger The School Committee discussed the latest on the Arthur T. Cummings playground at Monday night’s meeting. The original evaluator came back out to assess the current condition of the equipment following the few updates that were made in the last few months.. During a walk-through with Principal Ryan Heraty and Facilities... »

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