Category: Editorials

Waiting for the Big One

As we are writing this, we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, which is the earliest-ever ninth named storm of a hurricane season.  Although Isaias was a weak Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall in the Carolinas and…

Letters to the Editor

Vote for Sen. Ed Markey Dear Editor, On September 1, citizens across our town and state will be voting on who will represent the Democratic Party as their choice for the U.S. Senate. Presently, the Democratic incumbent is Senator Edward…

More than $1 Trillion Is Needed

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “A day late and a dollar short.”  What brought that to mind this week was the announcement by the Republicans in Washington of their $1 trillion economic pandemic plan that would supplement the $3 trillion…

Letter to the Editor

Please Take Action Dear Editor: We, the furloughed staff of the Winthrop Public Library, are writing to urge the Town to take action to provide more resources to our patrons.  We have written proposals for alternative work objectives, socially-distanced staff scheduling…

Letters to the Editor

Please Wear a Mask Dear Editor: As a person on the frontlines who sees the deaths from COVID 19, masks are imperative and they WORK to prevent spread.  They work.  Evidence-based medicine proves it. But, I suspect a No-Masker is…