Letter to the Editor

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Dear Editor, As promised, I am happy to report that the May 2016 water bill represented the final meter upgrade fee that was attached to the water accounts to all home and business owners of the town.  This fee was implemented to supplement the town’s costs of replacing aged water meters and for the... »

Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Transcript Staff

We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands... »

Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,... »

Sports 05-26-2016

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Transcript Staff

WHS sports roundup WHS boys tennis team finishes season at 11-5 The Winthrop High boys tennis team completed the most successful season in the history of the Viking tennis program with two victories this past week. The twin wins gave coach Marie Finn and her crew a final record of 11-5, setting a new... »

Obituaries 05-26-2016

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Transcript Staff

John ‘Raff’ Raffaele Member of International Union of Operating Engineers John “Raff” Raffaele of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 20. John was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E.) Local #4. He was the beloved husband of Nancy “Dolly” (Noto) Raffaele; cherished son... »

DCR Hires Engineering Firm to Assist with Beach Project

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Transcript Staff
DCR Hires Engineering Firm to Assist with Beach Project

By Kate Anslinger Residents came out to voice their opinions on the state of Winthrop Beach’s re-nourishment and restoration project. The $25 million project that was launched to provide storm protection and recreation for the shoreline, has resulted in an unappealing rocky beach. Recently, the DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) has hired Tetra... »

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