But We Bet Trump Will Squash It

Friday, December 2, 2016
By Transcript Staff

If we had to make a bet, it is our view that the new administration of Donald Trump and his reactionary Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, will move almost immediately to squash the legalization of marijuana in those states that have done so. They officially will give as reasons that federal... »

Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

Friday, December 2, 2016
By Transcript Staff

If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be... »

Sports 12-01-2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
By Transcript Staff

The McLean Tennis Courts By: Jim Lederman I attended the meeting with the Town Council to save the Wallace B. McClean Tennis Court. I have fond memories of Wallace McClean from 1960. Wallace McClean was a coach and former WHS athletic director until 1972. ‘Maxie’ as he was known as was a highly respected... »

Obituaries 12-01-2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Madeline Healey Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family Madeline E. (Morrison) Healey of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in the company of her family. She was 90 years old. Born on July 27, 1926 to Harland and Winifred (Highland) Morrison... »

Winthrop Schools Approved for Pilot Program

Thursday, November 24, 2016
By Transcript Staff
Winthrop Schools Approved for Pilot Program

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop has been selected to be the first school district in the Commonwealth to test out a new homeland security grant, which will provide tourniquet training to all teachers in the district. After September 11, an Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) was put in place to raise awareness and ensure that... »

School Officials Seek More Help For High Needs Students:State Testing Scores Show Need for Assistance

Thursday, November 24, 2016
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop High School Principal Matt Crombie was present to discuss the results of the 2016 MCAS/PARCC test, at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. While the majority of test scores still remained above the state average, the two main areas of concern are the high needs students and those with disabilities. The... »

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