To Cut Drug Prices, Start with the Facts

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Americans are paying too much for prescription medicines. State lawmakers are fed up with Washington’s apathy towards high pharmacy bills. So they’re taking matters into their own hands and pushing forward with several bills Their proposals are well-intentioned — but they’re doomed to backfire and hurt patients. Why? The bills are based on false... »

In Response to Op-Ed by Robert Bradley, Jr

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

As a resident of a coastal community, I find it unconscionable that Mr. Bradley supports expanded drilling for gas and oil off America’s Atlantic coasts. His stance is purely economic, without concern for the greater good of our current and future population. Offshore drilling does irreparable harm to all life forms along our coastlines.... »

Thank You, Mr Athens

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

A recent news article in the Sun-Transcript noted that a former resident, James B. Athens, a 1941 graduate of Winthrop High School, has donated $100,000 to the Winthrop Public Library. Such a huge gift to our local library, the building for which originally was funded 120 years ago by a gift of $10,000 by... »

Anthony Palmer

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

We, as well as thousands of our fellow residents, were saddened to learn of the passing this week of  Anthony Palmer, one of Winthrop High’s greatest football players and all-around athletes, who passed away too young at the age of 41. “Touchdown Tony,” as he was aptly nicknamed, was a two-time Lynn Item MVP,... »

Sports 03-22-2018

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

From the Press Box Touchdown Tony By: Jim Lederman Winthrop High has built a strong reputation for championship teams in the long history of the Northeastern Conference. The Vikings captured back to back NEC football titles in 1992 and 1993; The Vikings played host to two Super Bowl championship games at Miller Field with... »

Obituaries 03-22-2018

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Norma Petrillo Of Winthrop Norma A. Petrillo. of Crest Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 18. She was 87 years old. Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Anna (Anderson) and Einar Edwardson, she was the devoted wife of Louis Petrillo and the loving mother... »

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