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Friday, August 10, 2018
By Transcript Staff


Want to start biking but don’t feel comfortable or confident? Join Bike Winthrop, the Winthrop Police Department and MassBike on Aug. 18 for a series of free “Bike Safety Demos” led by certified professional bike instructors, right behind the EB Newtown School (45 Pauline St) on School St. Instructors will offer tips and riding courses for all ages that teach or remind participants how to bike safely on the road. This is both an opportunity for people who would like to start biking around town, but don’t feel confident riding on the street and for those who may have never learned to ride a bike to get started. You can use your own bike or rent a Lime Bike.

Please R.S.V.P. for one of the time slots listed atÊÊÊ

This event is FREE and will also include giveaways of bike helmets and bike lights! Be sure to also stop inside the Winthrop Cultural Center for a special photography exhibit, “ Photos from the Startline” capturing portraits by Mary Ruane from the start lines of international bike races.



Rachael Rollins, candidate for Suffolk County district attorney will be attending a Meet and Greet at the home of Max and Sylvia Whiting on Sunday, August 12 from 2 Ð 4 p.m., 125 Cliff Ave., Winthrop with Music and light refreshment.Ê Rachael will be available to discuss her platform, answer questions and listen to your concerns.Ê

Rachael Rollins has over 20 years of service in Suffolk County as a former state and federal prosecutor and defense attorney.Ê Rachael offers strong leadership, a deep commitment to public safety and full appreciation of the need for criminal justice reform.Ê She managed more than 150 employees and oversaw thousands of cases; working for the MBTA, MA Departmentt of Transportation and the MA Port Authority.Ê She handled cases involving guns, violence, fraud, discrimination, narcotics, civil rights and child abuse by sexual predators.

Suffolk County has an opportunity to make history and elect a new District Attorney who represents the needs and face of the community.Ê Thank you for your support of Rachel Rollins when you vote on September 4th.Ê Additional information may be found at / 617-792-6152.Ê Ê

R.S.V.P. at 617.539.3951 to attend the Meet and Greet.Ê



ÊMary Ruane, a local sports photographer and artist will exhibit photographs of elite cyclocross racers at The Winthrop Cultural Center’s Lyceum Room Gallery, 45 Pauline Street, Winthrop, on Aug 18, with a reception from noon to 3 p.m.

The portraits shows the intense focus needed to succeed at the high level of a sport. Through interviews with the athletes Mary Ruane presents ways to focus your energy in other areas of life. The show will also include videos to introduce the viewer to the sport of cyclocross.

Outside the exhibit join Bike Winthrop, the Winthrop Police Department and MassBike for Bike Safety Demos led by certified professional bike instructors. The instructors will offer tips and riding courses for all ages that teach or remind participants how to bike safely on the road.

The exhibit is partially funded with a grant from Mass Cultural Council and Winthrop Cultural Council.



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.

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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