News Briefs

Support Group Offered

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater North Shore is hosting a Family & Friends Support Group and a new Individual (Peer) Support Group on Wednesday March 27 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly. The two groups are for family and friends of those dealing with mental health challenges and for individuals (peers) and they meet the last Wednesday of every month. For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 617-984-0504 and leave a message. Also visit

Dog License Late Fee Begins April 1

Beginning April 1, dogs can be fined by the Animal Control Officer if not properly licensed per MGL Chapter 140 Section 137.  Residents were notified in the following ways:

• license form was included in your annual Census. This mailing went to every household in Winthrop over 12,000 homes received this census and license notification in January.

• press release on WCAT and the Winthrop Sun Transcript.

• email blast sent to residents that have signed up for Town Manager’s Blog–sign up at

• licenses in 2018 clearly stated that the license was an annual license due again in January of 2019

Any dog found not to be properly licensed will be subject to a citation fee as well as a late fee. Please license dogs immediately online or via regular mail. Owners are required to have, in their possession ,proof of rabies, even if you think it is on file that is the law. The online link is below, please call our office with any questions.  A list of properly licensed dogs for 2019 is available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office or at the website:

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