Letters to the Editor

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Tethering should be abolished Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of... »

The Speaker Comes Through Again

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Transcript Staff

As expected, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo delivered on two valuable grants for this town: a $250,000 child safety grant and a $25,000 grant for the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.Governor Charlie Baker had vetoed the grants, but the Speaker garnered the votes to override the Governor’s vetoes. We’re sure that Chief Terence Delehanty welcomes the... »

Our Condolences to the Donahue Family

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Transcript Staff

We join the Winthrop community in offering our condolences to the family of the late Robert “Doug” Donahue, who passed away Sunday. Mr. Donahue was the patriarch of a prominent and highly-regarded Winthrop family. Mr. Donahue served as a member of the Boston Police Department for 37 years before his retirement. Mr. Donahue had... »

Sports 08-04-2016

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Transcript Staff

From The Press Box Title Town USA By Jim Lederman The Northeastern Conference (NEC) was established in 1945. The original NEC was comprised of Winthrop, Swampscott, Marblehead, Danvers, Amesbury, Danvers, Newburyport and Woburn. Winthrop dominated the NEC from 1945 to 1974. During the 29-year period, Winthrop won 17 NEC basketball titles. Winthrop won the... »

Obituaries 08-04-2016

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Sumner (Sonny) Monroe Brenner Educator, businessman and fitness enthusiast Sumner (Sonny) Monroe Brenner of Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea on July 21. He was 90 years old. Sumner graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School in 1944. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force and served... »

A Little Night Music

Friday, July 29, 2016
By Transcript Staff
A Little Night Music

The White Heat Swing Quintet pianist warming up before the performance last Wednesday, July 20, during the annual Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA). It was the first concert of the season for WIHA, and several residents came by to listen to the unique sounds. »

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