Author: John Lynds

Town Spraying for West Nile

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has detected mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Town of Winthrop prompting the Winthrop Board of Health to conduct mosquito spraying Tuesday night in the town. The…

Salary Hike Divides Winthrop School Bd.

The Winthrop School Committee’s (WSC) voted to raise Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lisa Howard’s salary from $105,000 to $120,000 per year. Howard’s contract was set to expire so the WCS voted 3-2 to approve a four year contract that will…

McKenna Downsizes School Budget

Winthrop Town Manager James McKenna released his recomended budget for Winthrop Public Schools totaling $16,563,000 last week. While the Winthrop School Committee voted to adopt a $16,722,000 level service budget McKenna approved slightly less but the budget still reflects a…