Week in Review: Church Volunteer Arrested, Bank Robbery and Override Debated
Take a look at some of the biggest stories in Winchester from the past week.
A St. Mary's Bible Camp volunteer has been placed on unpaid leave following his arrest Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe.
Raymond McAllister, 20, of Woburn, was arrested by Massachusetts State Police Tuesday night and charged with dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, enticement of a child, and posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity.
According to Lt. Peter MacDonnell of the Winchester Police Department, at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday police were alerted by a teller alarm at Soveriegn Bank. Winchester police responded to the alarm and learned a robbery had taken place.
The Winchester School Department is asking the town to increase its budget by 7.36 percent, which would equate to a $2,628,367 increase, making the 2013 school budget $38,349,537.
However, in order to attain that increase, Superintendent William McAlduff admitted that residents would have to support an override. Under Town Manager Richard Howard’s budget proposal, the school department would get a 5.2 percent increase.
Less than a week after Thomas Mortimer’s attorney, Denise Regan, requested the courtroom cleared and the information in the hearing impounded, Regan withdrew her motion.
According to the Boston Globe, President Obama is expected to announce that Massachusetts will be granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law.
It's a move that Winchester Superintendent William McAlduff said will benefit the district.
Winchester outscored perennial rival North Andover 247.5 to 238.5 to win the Division II North Sectional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Sachems last won the Sectional Tournament in 2008.
Absentee ballots for the March 6, 2012 Presidential Primary will be available on Wednesday Feb. 8, according to Town Clerk Mary Ellen Lannon.
Be sure to check out our photo gallery of the Winton Cabaret.