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The Winthrop Public Library and the DeLeo Senior Center present magician Scott Jameson at the Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., on Wednesday, February 17 at 2 p.m.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the W inthrop Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the M assachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. A Program for the Whole Family! At the Senior Center at 35 Harvard St.

Call the library for more info. 617.846.1703 or


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 will be the last day to register to vote or change party in the upcoming Presidential Primary election on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on February 10, 2016  from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for citizen convenience.

The only requirements to register to vote are that you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of Winthrop and will be 18 years old on or before Election Day. You may register in the Town Clerk’s Office, or register online at Those registering to vote using mail-in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than February 10, 2016 in order to vote in the Election.


Town Clerk Carla Vitale is reminding dog owners that it is time to register them with the town. This may be done at the clerk’s officer in Town Hall or online at


Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or travel may vote by absentee ballot. If you will be absent from Winthrop for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the year the application is filed.

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Town Clerk or downloaded from the Town Clerk’s Web Page at then click Departments and Town Clerk. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail. The voter, or a “family member” (father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandparent, grandchild, a spouse or person residing in the same household, in-laws, adopting parent or adopted child, stepparent or stepchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew), may submit an application. All absentee ballot applications must be signed by the voter or a family member under the penalty of perjury before an absentee ballot will be made available.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before 12:00 noon the day before an election. (A voter who is admitted to a health care facility after noon of the fifth day before an election may apply for a ballot up until the close of the polls and may request to have the ballot delivered.) Absentee ballots generally are available three weeks before an election.

Please do not hesitate to call the Town Clerk’s office at 617-846-1742 with questions.

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