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Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Winthrop council discusses fireworks, fire protection

Fireworks, fire protection and police coverage were among the topics discussed at the July 1 meeting of the Winthrop Town Council. During public comments, Winthrop Marketing Director Kristen Smith strongly …
Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

The Winthrop Town Council adopted the town’s six-year transportation improvement plan — a list of funded projects, hoped-for projects and dreamed-of projects to improve Winthrop’s streets — at its meeting last week.
Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

Winthrop will get help keeping town’s public toilets clean

The pre-summer rush of tourists is taking its toll on Winthrop’s public bathrooms. At last week’s Town Council meeting, Town Clerk Michelle Gaines told council members that Winthrop has fallen behind on keeping its public facilities clean and welcoming — and there have been complaints. The town’s public toilets include those at …
Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

Winthrop council hears about Westernization code update’s goals

The Winthrop Town Council got an update last week on the Westernization Architectural Committee’s (WAC) progress toward revising the codes that govern Winthrop’s authentic western look and feel. Lynette Westendorf, a WAC member, told the council members she thought it was a good time to bring them up to date because …
Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists

Some bicyclists will be cited, most will get a lecture on laws and safety By Don Nelson Spend any amount of time in Winthrop and you’ll hear the complaints about bicyclists. They don’t obey the laws, which require that they observe the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles. They blast through the four-way...
A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

A walk down Winthrop’s historic Riverside Avenue

It was part history lesson, part reminiscence and part proselytizing on Thursday (April 9) when John Lester and Larry Higbee talked about the early days of Winthrop’s Westernization in front of a full house at the Winthrop Barn.
Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

Winthrop council declines to fine inn for Westernization violations

File photo by Laurelle Walsh</p> The Abbycreek Inn’s new sign replaced a non-complying sign, but was erected before it was approved. By Don Nelson Faced with choosing between the letter and the spirit of the law, the Winthrop Town Council opted for the latter at last week’s meeting when it declined to fine Abbycreek Inn...
Former Winthrop deputy continues to raise questions about town policies, procedures

Former Winthrop deputy continues to raise questions about town policies, procedures

Former Winthrop Deputy Marshal Mark Harreus made another appearance before the Winthrop Town Council at its meeting last week, posing questions about the operation of the Marshal’s Office and other town policies and procedures.
Winthrop awards contract for Bluff Street project

Winthrop awards contract for Bluff Street project

By Don Nelson
A contract to complete a substantial street and water improvement project on upper Bluff Street was approved last week by the Winthrop Town Council. The lowest qualified bidder on the long-awaited project was Hurst …
Herrst picked to fill vacant seat on Winthrop council

Herrst picked to fill vacant seat on Winthrop council

Vern Herrst, who ran unsuccessfully last year for a seat on the Winthrop Town Council, has been selected to fill the council position that was created when Mort Banasky died in August. Herrst was one of two people who applied to fill the council vacancy. The other was Billie Jo Hope. The council briefly interviewed...