Battle Over Addiction Moves to State House

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When it comes to combating the opioid crisis in Winthrop, there is a group of people working hard to make sure more people don’t die from opiates, that families get the support they need and others are educated about the perils of becoming an addict. “We have developed a model... »

School Comm Hears Plans For New Diversion Program

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger CASA (Community Action for Safe Alternatives) Coalition Coordinator, LeighAnn Eruzione was at Monday night’s School Committee meeting to give a presentation on plans for the district’s new diversion program. The purpose of the program is to find better ways of reinforcing student behavior and replacing suspensions with a professionally led program... »

Winthrop High School Hosts Pride Day

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

By Kate Anslinger As school opened on Tuesday morning, a team of students passed out rainbow colored bracelets in honor of the school’s dedication to Pride Day. As part of Wellness Week, the day was geared toward building acceptance with individuality and also offered education on the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning)... »

News Briefs

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

SOCIAL MEDIA, KIDS AND OPIATES The Winthrop Police and Health Department presents: Social Media, Kids and Opiates “What you think you know, but don’t” on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Winthrop High School Auditorium. Parents and community members are welcome to join in for a community forum to address the latest... »

Police Blotter 05-12-2016

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

Monday, May 2 Third party information regarding a fight that occurred on April 28 in the late afternoon behind the library. Librarian reported witnessing a fight between two males that appeared to be of school age. She did not contact the police at this time. An investigation revealed one is a high school student... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Transcript Staff

We must divest now Dear Editor, Students at UMass, Harvard and Yale and all around the country have it right.  It’s time to demand action on divestment from fossil fuel companies – both for moral and financial reasons. As a taxpayer who believes our state is obliged to give its’ retirees the best pension... »

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