Schooner ‘America’ Visits CPYC

Friday, July 29, 2016
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Schooner ‘America’ Visits CPYC

As part of the America’s Cup Tour the schooner “America” (shown above) visited the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop on Tuesday providing tours to members. The yacht is the replica of the original “America” that in 1851 stunned the world by winning the legendary sailing race around the Isle of Wight and now... »

With Hurricane Season Underway,Officials Urge Residents to be Prepared

Friday, July 29, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The hurricane season began in June and ends in November and state emergency officials want you to “Know Your Zone” to aid in evacuation and planning. Officials have classified  three levels of damage that communities are likely to suffer around the state:  Red, A; Yellow, B; and Green, C. Unfortunately,... »

Styrofoam Regulation Ban Goes into Effect in 2017

Friday, July 29, 2016
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By Kate Anslinger Effective January 1, 2017, Polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam, will be banned from food service institutions in Winthrop in an effort to protect the environment and health of residents. The material, commonly used as disposable takeout containers in restaurants, contains carcinogens that are hazardous to human health much in the same... »

Residents Asked to Water New Trees

Friday, July 29, 2016
By Transcript Staff

The Town of Winthrop has invested a lot of money in street trees recently and with the dry, hot weather, those with such trees in front of their homes are asked to keep an eye on the young arbors. Anyone with a new tree in front of their home is asked by the Town... »

Officials Release Conservation Plan for Piping Plovers

Friday, July 29, 2016
By Transcript Staff

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife recently released a 26-year statewide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that will promote long-term conservation for the piping plover while increasing the flexibility of recreational management on beaches with nesting plovers. “We are pleased to have been able to work successfully... »

News Briefs

Friday, July 29, 2016
By Transcript Staff

PERFORMANCE AT INGLESIDE PARK TONIGHT Sean Driscoll, director of the Winthrop Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that the band, “The Originals,” will perform tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Ingleside Park. The showing of the movie, “Remember the Titans,” will follow at 8:15 p.m. SEVERAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR VETERANS Purple Heart Day Dinner will... »

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