Editorials

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... »

Study the Three Ballot Questions

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Transcript Staff

  There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We... »

Global Climate Action Summit Silent on Natural Gas Progress

Wednesday, October 24, 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... »

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That’s right — nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare’s open enrollment season, which kicked off Oct. 15. Seniors will have until Dec. 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year. Seniors have a... »

Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

Monday, October 15, 2018
By Transcript Staff

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved... »

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, October 4, 2018
By Transcript Staff

THANK YOU WINTHROP Dear Editor: Winthrop Youth Football would like to thank the Town of Winthrop for their outpouring of support to help raise money for the youth football program.  Over the past two seasons the Winthrop Youth Football program has played entirely on the road because of the construction of the new field... »

Happy Birthday, John Domenico

Thursday, October 4, 2018
By Transcript Staff

That was certainly a fantastic occasion Saturday when friends, family, former colleagues, and former students gathered at the Winthrop Arms Restaurant to honor former Winthrop High School Principal John Domenico on the occasion of his 90th birthday. John has contributed to this community in so many ways: as an educator, an administrator, a coach,... »

Don’t Trash Recycling. If We All Do Our Part, We Can Make It Work

Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Transcript Staff

People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling and someone will sort it all out... »

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