Editorials

Global Climate Action Summit Silent on Natural Gas Progress

Friday, November 9, 2018
By Transcript Staff

This fall, business leaders, government officials, and environmental activists from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Event organizers said they want to bend “the curve of emissions down.” If they truly want to accomplish that goal, they ought to end the summit early and go drill for... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, November 9, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Thank You Winthrop! Dear Editor, On behalf of Chief Terry Delehanty, Deputy Chief  John Goodwin and the members of the Winthrop Police Department, I’d like to extend a big “thank you” to the community of Winthrop.  Because of your purchases of the WPD Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts sold during the month of October, we... »

Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

Friday, November 9, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on November 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the... »

Letters to the Editor

Friday, November 2, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Question #3, Just a Bad Idea Dear Editor: I have heard a lot of discussion about ballot Question number 3. The proponents of this bill suggest that this will insure we don’t discriminate against transgender or gender confused individuals. However, this bill is seriously flawed in addressing true discrimination, and the impact of this... »

Vote No on Questions 4 and 5

Friday, November 2, 2018
By Transcript Staff

There are three ballot questions that will appear state-wide on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We discussed those questions in this space last week. In addition, there are two other questions, Questions 4 and 5 on the ballots in Revere and Winthrop, that will appear only in Revere and Winthrop for consideration by... »

No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

Friday, November 2, 2018
By Transcript Staff

This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on... »

Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

Friday, October 26, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Ques-tion 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ... »

Letter to the Editor

Friday, October 26, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Pooch Parade this Saturday Dear Editor, The Friends of the Winthrop Dog Park would like to invite the citizens of Winthrop to dress up their dogs and families and come join us for our fourth annual Pooch Parade and Costume Contest, Saturday Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Ingleside Park. Prizes will be awarded... »

Are You Ready for Halloween?

Friday, October 26, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,... »

Everyone Can Vote Early

Friday, October 26, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Perhaps because we are political junkies, Election Day always brings a rush of adrenaline when we go to the polling booths to vote. It seems that the entire community is abuzz, especially at the polling places, with the candidates’ supporters holding colorful signs, the scores of our fellow residents walking to the polls, and... »

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