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From the Desk of the Town Manager- January 12, 2012
From the Desk of the Town Manager
Our weekly newsletter that highlights some of the positive things
happening around town.
                                                                           January 11, 2012

The new School Committee members Gary Skomro, Maryalice Sharkey, and Melissa Polino were sworn in last Tuesday, January 3rd. On Thursday, there was a special School Committee meeting and Gary Skomro was elected as the new Chairperson and current member Brian Perrin was elected as the Vice-Chairman.  
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FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES - REGARDING FY12 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT / VALUATIONS

KEN RODGERS of K.R.T. APPRAISAL WILL BE MAKING A PRESENTATION TO THE TOWN COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 AT 7:00 AT THE CUMMINGS SCHOOL TO PRESENT INFORMATION ON THE METHODOLOGY USED AND HOW THE TOWN WAS ASSESSED THIS FISCAL YEAR.
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The Winthrop Cultural Council Presents:~
The Many Ways of Dawn
January 22, 2012
Opening Reception 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
at The Clock Tower Gallery - E.B. Newton School & Cultural Center.~
Dawn Mahoney is a talented local artist and has been a member of the Winthrop Art Association Since 1979.
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The Winthrop High School Drama Society Dinner Theater 2012
Performances at Price Pizzeria, Route 1 in Saugus
Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 and Monday, Jan. 30th, Tuesday Jan. 31st and
Wed. Feb. 1st at 7:00.
Doors open one hour before show time.
Tickets for each show are $15 and can be ordered through cast members or by calling Trish Loomis at 617-846-8638 or to floom88@aol.com
or Lois O’Connell 617-846-8667 or loislane123@comcast.net
(Note: Show ticket does not include food and drinks.  
Reserved seating via full table purchase only.)
Please join us and help us support Winthrop Drama Society’s yearly fundraiser.
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NOTICE OF CHANGES FOR VOTING

The following changes will be in effect beginning January 1, 2012.

Precincts 3, 4 & 6 will now vote at the
Winthrop Senior Center located on Harvard Street.

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, chapter 54, section 6, the Town of Winthrop has changed voting precincts to reflect population changes as calculated by the most recent federal census.  These changes are reflective of the new maps drawn by the State.  The following is a listing of streets that have been changed.  Your voting precinct and polling location can be found on the front page of your enclosed annual census form in the box at top left corner. See sample below.

STREETS WITH PRECINCT CHANGES: (Not all addresses are affected; please see your precinct in box at top left of Census Form).

Banks Street
Bayou Street
Cutler Street
Forrest Street
Highland Avenue
Main Street
Nevada Street
North Avenue
Paine Street
Revere Street
Shirley Street
South Avenue
Thornton Park
Washington Avenue
Washington Terrace
Winthrop Street

The next election is the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
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2012 DOG LICENSING

Dog licensing will now be done by calendar year.  If your dog currently has a 2011 tag, you will not need to purchase another tag until November of 2012, and a new tag must be purchased before January 1, 2013 to avoid ticketing which will begin March 1, 2013. Licenses will be available for the 2013 season in November of 2012. Please see the full text of the Dog Ordinance on the Town Clerk’s web page at http://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/WinthropMA_Clerk/doglicense
This office strongly suggests that all households familiarize yourself with the
Ordinances related to Dogs, these laws are mandated by the State.
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You're Invited!
Start the New Year with a splash!

MyRWA invites you to the first-ever Polar Plunge, featuring Association staff, volunteers and others to be recruited, to dive into the Mystic River as the kickoff for MyRWA's 40th Anniversary year - a year to celebrate and promote the recreational opportunities of the Mystic as well as the water quality testing and environmental policy efforts that MyRWA has led over its forty year history.

Come take the plunge or cheer the swimmers on! Hot drinks will be served.

This event is at your own risk.

Please PRE-REGISTER here (recommended).
The Mystic River Polar Plunge
Mary O'Malley Park Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA
Saturday, January 28, 1-2 pm
The event is free and open to the public.
Hot drinks will be served.
Rain, snow or shine – ample parking
Questions? Call 781-316-3438.
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