TREASURER GOLDBERG AND ABCC KICK OFF “OPERATION SAFE HOLIDAYS”
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) this holiday season will focus efforts on bars across the Commonwealth known to have sold alcohol to convicted drunk drivers, Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced today.
“This enforcement helps to prevent impaired driving and reduce overall criminal activity,” Goldberg said. “The program is an effective deterrent to overserving and a proven tool for promoting safer roads and highways in Massachusetts.”
Run in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Impaired Driving Crackdown, the ABCC’s Sale to Intoxicated Persons (SIP) program will be in effect Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Eve.
The ABCC will also work with local police departments that have identified high-risk locations in their communities.
Alcohol is involved in 40 percent of traffic crash fatalities resulting in 17,013 fatalities and injuring an estimated 275,000 people annually costing billions of dollars. Data indicates that well over 50 percent of impaired driving arrests originate at bars.
A Chromebook sale with be held tonight, Dec. 3 at the Arthur T. Cummings School from 6:30-8 p.m. Reps from several companies will be on hand to sell the devices at discounted rates to all family/staff members in the district.
AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT WINTHROP LIBRARY
Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” will speak at the Winthrop Public Library on Dec, 9 from 6-7 pm. Her book is propelling a movement to reform the country’s judicial and corrections system. For more information call (978) 772-3930.
CHURCH MEETS AT POINT SHIRLEY
Church at the Well, a Bible teaching church holds services on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Point Shirley Association, 1031 Shirley St., Winthrop. Contact Jenn Couldren at [email protected] or CATWBOSTON.com
New 2016 dog tags available
Dog tags for 2016 are now available from the Town Clerk’s office. Go to www.town.winthrop.ma.us to register online or print application.