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Boy Saves Baby Brother at Home

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock
Boy Saves Baby Brother at Home

It was the night before Easter, and Connor and Riley Wolf, son of Nick and Sharon Wolf, were playing quietly with Legos. Then it got a little hectic. Riley, 9, noticed that Connor, 2, was gagging. He yelled to his parents that his brother was choking. In the meantime, Riley gave Connor a couple... »

Winthrop Works for Resiliency:Town and Residents Taking Steps to Prep for Future Natural Disasters

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Climate change and how its impact is going to be dealt with was on the minds of 60 concerned Winthrop residents and officials last Friday as they attended a day-long workshop on building resiliency. With the four-major winter storms this year, most involving astronomical high-tides, flooding and erosion are big concerns for officials and... »

School Committee Votes on Transportation Issue

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

Monday night’s School Committee meeting resulted in changes on how transportation for students will be run going forward. The committee agreed to trade in the 72-passenger school buses for two, small 15-passenger vans, that will be responsible for picking up only the students in Grades K-6 who live two miles or more from the... »

News Briefs

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We Are Winarc readies for annual walk, run or roll fundraiser Winarc will hold its annual walk, run or roll on Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. on Deer Island. Funds raised will support local activities such as bowling, Special Olympics, dances, hip-hop, music and development for new programs. The event will be held... »

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Transcript Staff

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and State Sen. Joseph Boncore joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass landmark criminal justice reform legislation. An Act relative to criminal justice reform (S.2371) will lead to a more equitable system by supporting our youngest and most vulnerable residents, reducing recidivism, increasing judicial discretion, and enhancing public safety. The... »

Dog Park Supporters Push On

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Many residents thought a dog park on the Winthrop/Revere line on DCR property next to the marsh would be a good choice, but the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) thought it was too close to the Belle Isle Marsh, an area of environmental concern. Thursday night, April 12,  residents seeking to have a... »

Students Learn About the Importance of Oral Hygiene

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

Students had an opportunity to complete their dental exams during the school day last week, as the SEAL (Seal, Educate, Advocate for Learning) program was officially launched, starting out at the Gorman Fort Banks School. The program is a collaboration of the Winthrop Public Schools and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), and... »

Teacher Highlight:Third-Grade Teacher Loves Parenting and Teaching in the Winthrop District

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

Audra Turner started her teaching career in Malden, but after having children of her own, she realized that it would be beneficial to teach in the same community where she was raising a family. Since she started her career as a third grade teacher at the Arthur T. Cummings School, she has not looked... »

Delehanty Won’t Take Town Manager’s Job

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock
Delehanty Won’t Take Town Manager’s Job

The search for a new town manager is already underway, after Terence Delehanty, who has acted as the town manager and the police chief for the past nine months, informed Council President Ron Vecchia that he wants to be the police chief only. “After long hard consideration, it is with a heavy heart that... »

Tightening the Knot:Winthrop Teachers Receive Tourniquet Training

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Kate Anslinger
Tightening the Knot:Winthrop Teachers Receive Tourniquet Training

As part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), several teachers from Winthrop High School and middle school took part in an almost two-hour class that taught the steps in applying a tourniquet in the event of an emergency. The course was led by Fire Capt. Chuck Flanagan and Firefighter Mike Lopez, and Police... »

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