Week in Review: Redistricting, Scholarship and Stamps
Take a look at some of the top stories in Winchester from the past week.
Cummings Foundation has announced the 16th Annual McKeown Scholars Program in honor of James L. McKeown, late president of Cummings Properties. To be considered for the McKeown Scholar title and accompanying $10,000 scholarship, a candidate must be a legal resident of Winchester, and a high school senior in the upper 20 percent of his/her class, based on the most recently published class rank.
The price of stamps at your local post office will be slightly higher beginning Jan. 22. A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Forever stamp will increase by one cent, from 44 to 45 cents starting Sunday, according to the U.S. government-run USA.gov.
For 2013, the school district is asking for a 7.36 percent increase over last year’s budget, which would equate to a $2,628,367 increase, making the 2013 school budget $38,349,537. In order to meet their budgetary needs, Superintendent William McAlduff said that an override vote would be needed.
Town Clerk Mary Ellen Lannon spoke at the Winchester Rotary to discuss her time as Town Manager and what residents can expect on this year’s ballot.