Public Hearing Set for Jan 24 on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Health has approved a draft copy of new regulations for the sale of tobacco products and plans to hold a public hearing on them on Jan. 24. The first regulation calls to raise the age of purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 in Winthrop. There is currently... »

Snow Ban Parking Tips for the Winter

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Town of Winthrop would like to remind residents of the town’s parking regulations. Residents should be aware of regulations should the Town declare a parking ban. According to town ordinance, all motor vehicles must be removed from town streets upon the announcement of an expected or impending snowstorm. Any vehicle that is not... »

Teacher Nurtures a Love for Music in Students

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger All you have to do is watch Charles Kircher in his classroom at the Arthur T. Cummings School to realize that he was born to share his love of music with his students. His students seem to have no problem engaging in song while he stands in front of them conducting... »

Police Blotter 12-14-2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Monday, Dec. 4 Officer went to Cutler Street to serve probation warrant in hand. Male party was not home. Motor vehicle stop at Revere and Taylor Streets. Verbal warning for no registration sticker. Driver was advised to contact the RMV. Motor vehicle stop at Cumberland Farms. Citation issued for marked lane violation. Calling party... »

Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started Nov 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans... »

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Transcript Staff

The Ferry, Stop the Bleeding Dear Editor, I noted in Mr. McKenna’s exit article that he stated that the ferry “is almost breaking even”. What does that mean exactly? My understanding is that the Town, as of last summer, has spent over $240,000 to keep the ferry operating. If it keeps operating at a... »

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