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Week in Review: Red Sox Camp and Freight Trains

Check out some of the top stories from Winchester last week.

The Boston Red Sox recently announced the schedule for their second annual Red Sox Baseball Summer Camps that will begin in late June. One of those weeks, from July 16-20, the Red Sox Camp will be held at Winchester High School.

Freight trains have begun stopping at Tighe Trucking in Winchester, making deliveries.

According to Winchester resident Susan Busher, the first freight train rolled into town last week. She said that the cars idled next to Tighe Trucking for about an hour before residents spoke with the conductor who said they were there to pick up a box car.

Thomas Mortimer, IV, has told the court that he deserves a publicly paid for defense attorney, but the state wants him to pay with his children's college fund account, according to the Boston Herald.

The residents at Brookside Avenue and Forest Street can expect to have a slightly different traffic pattern this spring.

On Monday night as residents from the area filled the Board of Selectmen meeting room, the Selectmen unanimously voted to approve the installation of a “Do Not Enter” sign on the corner of Brookside Avenue and Forest Street. The sign, according to Town Engineer Beth Rudolph, will prevent cars from turning onto Forest Street from Cross Street and continuing to drive straight across to Brookside Avenue.

Winchester resident, Sherman “Whip” Saltmarsh, played in the first Beanpot.

It’s too early to say for certain, but Winchester residents may soon see an increase in their water and sewer bills.

The _proposed MBTA fare hikes_ fall disproportionally on the elderly, disabled, student and low income population, many people said at a packed-to-capacity public hearing Monday night. 

With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, local florists are inundated with orders, and the most popular request at Pondview Florist is the traditional dozen roses.

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