Proposed Town Budget up 3 Percent

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Interim Town Manager Terence Delehanty has presented the fiscal year 2019 budget to the Town Council for consideration and it is roughly three percent higher than the fiscal year 2018 budget for the operation of the town, including schools. “This year’s general operating budget is balanced, with estimated operating revenues of $50,570,025,” Delehanty stated.... »

House Passes Balanced Budget with a Focus on Local Aid, Helping People

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Representative RoseLee Vincent joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a FY19 budget which makes investments in programs and services across the Commonwealth. Funded at $41.064 billion, the House budget maintains funding for key programs amidst a fragile revenue picture and uncertainty in Washington. It includes... »

The Tale of the Town Manager:The Search Resumes While Town Adjusts

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

The Town Manager Search Committee is back to work, searching for the next Town Manager. Committee chair Tom Reilly said the UMass Collins Center has re-advertised the position. The deadline to apply is May 20. Previous applicants will also be considered. “We thought that since some time had passed we would advertise again,” Reilly... »

DPW Crews Wake the Neighborhood

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Down in the town center it was one of the first warm, and a bit muggy, nights of the upcoming summer season, and many area residents opted to sleep with their windows open – until they were awakened by a leaf blower at 1:50 a.m. Police received a call at 1:50 a.m. complaining about... »

News Briefs

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Marketplace teams up with CASA Winthrop Marketplace is proud to be partnering with CASA (Community Action for Safe Alternatives) and their fundraising initiative. Starting Monday, May 14, the Winthrop Marketplace will be raffling of a $500 gift certificate.  $2 a ticket, 3 for $5! As a prevention coalition, CASA seeks to foster a community environment... »

Winthrop Drama Society Gets Zany in Performance of ‘Sideways Stories from Wayside School’ May 10-12

Friday, May 11, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

The Winthrop Drama Society is excited to announce their latest performance, “Sideways Stories” from Wayside School. Adapted for the stage by John Olive and from the novels by Louis Sachar, the play is being described as a family-fun, over-the-top show with unexpected twists, flashy costumes, and a peculiar set. As opposed to their award-winning... »

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