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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... »

Speaker DeLeo is Assisting Tony C Jersey Campaign

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As Speaker of the House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo is asked to support many causes, and such was the case Saturday morning when the leader of our 160-member legislature to traveled to Chelsea (stopping on his way to the Boston Women’s March for America) to lend his support to the Tony Conigliaro Jersey... »

Bobby Hubert,Eighth Grade Student,Is Setting an Example for All to Follow

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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Winthrop Middle School student Bobby Hubert has been meeting a lot of important people lately, like Governor Charlie Baker and the Winthrop Town Council. Selected to be an ambassador in the state-wide Project 351 program, Hubert is embarking on a year of great experiences. Project 351 comes from the 351... »

Red,White & Blue

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Flags adorn Veterans Road blending with Winthrop’s patriotic water tower for Memorial Day. »

B&B Ordinance Heads Back for More Work

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By Sue Ellen Woodcock After several months of working on an ordinance that would address property owners who participate in home sharing programs like Air B&B, Town officials have sent the proposed ordinance back to committee for more tweaking. Many residents attended last Thursday night’s public hearing on the ordinance revisions. The old ordinance... »

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