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DA Candidate Greg Henning Releases TV Campaign: ‘Dedicated’

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Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning released a television ad focused on his agenda to keep Suffolk County safe from gun violence, combat the opioid epidemic, and ensure that young people get a second chance. The ad, which will run on cable TV channels between now and the September 4th primary election,... »

Camp Invention Held at Winthrop Middle School

By Kate Anslinger

Optibots, a robotic pet vet, optical technology, and polymers, are a few of the things that one would be familiar with if they attended Camp Invention. The one-week-long camp brought 45 students to the middle school last week, giving them an opportunity to learn about the how’s and whys of what makes things work.... »

21st Century Student Shares Personal Obstacles on Her Journey to Becoming a Camp Counselor

By Kate Anslinger

Fifteen-year-old Emily Williams is a perfect example of someone who has faced her obstacles head on, walked through them, and came out stronger on the other side. And now she will be able to use her story to motivate and mentor others. At the age of 10, Williams was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome but... »

Winthrop Parks & Recreation Summer Activities begin July 2

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Summer is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for summer activities. The Summer Park Program at Ingleside Park will run from Monday, July 2 through Friday, Aug. 17 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  for children ages 6 through 14. The weekday program will feature crafts, games, sports and special events. Sports and... »

Congratulations to Our Champion Thespians

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We will be the first to admit that we — both at this newspaper and as a society — tend to glorify, to a greater extent than perhaps we should, the exploits of athletes at all levels of competition. Just a few years ago we attended a “graduation” ceremony for a fifth-grade class (who... »

Campaign Spending Tops $35K

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By Sue Ellen Woodcock At least one candidate in Winthrop spent over $35,000 to run for office, specifically to run for Town Council president. Jeff Turco, a lawyer who did serve as council president, raised raised $41,130 and spent $37,516. Major contributors to the Turco campaign include Blair and Peter Brown, of Swampscott, each... »

Home Grown:DeMarco Begins Campaign for Winthrop Councillor-At-Large

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Robert DeMarco, a lifelong Winthrop resident, has announced his candidacy for a councillor-at-large position on the Winthrop Town Council. DeMarco is the son of Winthrop High baseball coach Frank DeMarco and Rosemarie DeMarco. He is married to Karen (Prunier) DeMarco. He has an older sister, Julie Barry, and a younger brother, Andrew DeMarco. He... »

Glen Campbell

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The passing this week of Glen Campbell, the country singer who crossed over into the pop genre in the late 1960s with hit records such as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and many others, marks the end of an era for those of a certain (older) generation. His records... »

Ask Rusty: Deemed Filing & 50% of Spouse’s Benefit

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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Dear Rusty:  I would like to know more about spousal benefits allowing a husband or wife to receive up to 50 percent of a spouse’s Social Security benefits.  I believe it is called spousal deeming of Social Security benefits, and I’m... »

WHS Drama Takes State Championship

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By Kate Anslinger There were a lot of tears shed on Saturday evening when the Winthrop High School drama club accepted their well-deserved state championship trophy at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Competition. The last time the drama club won this prestigious award was in 2001 for the production of Bread and Roses, directed... »

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