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State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Transcript Staff

The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these days, they are very serious when they do occur.” According... »

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Transcript Staff
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Charlie and Carmen Bauer, Maya and Max Murray, were in the spirit of the season at the Winthrop Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 23, in Winthrop Centre. The annual event was sponsored by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. »

Resident Finds Joy in the Process of Boat-Building

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Kate Anslinger
Resident Finds Joy in the Process of Boat-Building

Since 2002, local resident, Rich Honan, has been building boats. While most people don’t have the patience to tend to such a laborious and involved project, Honan revels in the process and celebrates each small step on his journey to a completed boat. His latest, which will be his 11th boat, is a 13-foot sailboat... »

Town Gets a Mitigation Boost:Foundation Needs to be Established for Massport Funds

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Last Tuesday the town got a couple of surprises, one that the mitigation money from MassPort has increased, and two that the foundation needed to spend $2.5 million given to the town was never set up. In June 2016, the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo worked with Massport to obtain a $2.5 million... »

School Committee Moves Forward with Solar Panels

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

The School Committee agreed to move forward with the power purchase agreement between the Town of Winthrop and Solect Energy last Monday, allowing for the installation of solar panels on the high school/middle school roof. After the original proposal was made last year, members of the town council and school committee had several questions... »

Town Manager Presents First Fall Forum

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Sue Ellen Woodcock

Town Manager Austin Faison got his chance at his first Fall Forum. The Town Meeting style event is required by the town charter and was held last Tuesday night before the Thanksgiving holiday. Faison focused on his management strategy and the state of the town. “I will continue to make Winthrop a great place... »

News Briefs

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Snowflake Fair at St John’s Episcopal Church Dec.1 Topping off an activity-filled year, St John’s is once again in full gear, preparing for the no-holds-barred Annual Snowflake Fair, Winthrop’s one-stop Holiday shopping destination. Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St John’s Snowflake Staff will be exhibiting full tables of hand-crafted decorations and wearables, one-of-a-kind Attic Treasures, homemade savories by expert... »

Police in Revere, Winthrop and Suffolk County Arrest Two on Drug Trafficking Charges

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Transcript Staff

Chief Terence Delehanty and Chief James Guido report that the joint investigative team of the Winthrop and Revere Police Departments and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department took part in an operation that resulted in two arrests on charges of heroin distribution.   Manuel Vladimir Morell Rodriguez, age 27 and Reynaldo Aponte, age 32, of... »

2018 Winthrop Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Held at Temple Tifereth Israel

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Transcript Staff

On Nov. 18, the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, the annual Winthrop Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held at Temple Tifereth Israel. In addition to partaking of the short service, the participants contributed food and cash donations for the Winthrop Food Pantry. Leading the short service were representatives of the various religious institutions in Winthrop including:... »

Student Highlight: Senior Dedicates Extra Time to Perfecting Theatrical Skills

Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Kate Anslinger

If you’ve had the pleasure of attending one of the Winthrop Drama Society’s many performances over the last several years, then you’ve likely been mesmerized by Ian Page’s skill and natural talent on the stage. He recently played the memorable role of Billy Flynn, in the high school version of “Chicago,” and prior to... »

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