Week in Review: Bill Gates, Field Issues and Miracle Baby
Check out some of the top stories from Winchester this past week.
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates dined with a group of local philanthropists Monday evening at the Beacon Grille restaurant at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The private event was co-hosted by Winchester resident and Beacon Grille owner Bill Cummings and his daughter, Dr. Marilyn Morris of New Rochelle, NY.
The Field Development Committee told the Board of Selectmen they would like to increase user fees for youth sports organizations to use the fields. They would then create two revolving accounts with those funds, in order to pay for upkeep, and, in the case of Manchester Field, a new artificial turf, when the time comes.
Winchester resident, Kerry Kawai and her daughter, Ava, returned to Winchester Hospital for Ava’s first birthday.
A railroad switch has been established by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) at Cross Street at the request of Tighe Trucking, Inc. A railroad siding was also installed, allowing freight trains to come off the commuter rail for the delivery to the backside of Tighe Trucking at 45 Holton Street.
Cynthia Scarano Executive Vice President of Pan Am Railways attended the meeting and informed residents that there is little her company can do because they are a common carrier.
It will cost Winchester residents more money to get a copy of their birth certificate.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve an increase in fees at the Town Clerk’s office, which include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and building permits, among other forms and permits.
The Winchester Soccer Club informed the Board of Selectmen that they have purchased and plan on developing two properties at 120 and 134 Cross Street – the Computer Fulfillment lot and the Marotta property – and turning them into playing fields.