Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Winchester Town Clerk's Office will be closed one morning in January and four mornings in February to process the town census and transfer station permits.
The Winchester Town Clerk's Office will be closed one morning in January and four mornings in February to process the town census, according to a press statement. The Town Clerk's office will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, according to the statement. The morning closures are so the Town Clerk's office can "process the census and transfer station permits," according to the statement.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
But how does Winchester compare to neighboring communities?
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Winchester is serious about its education. It ranks second highest—70.3 percent—as residents who are at least 25 years old and have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to 2010 Census data. That's higher than the state average, which is 38.3 percent. Of course, this shouldn't be a shock as Winchester is always ranked top in the state with its grade school test scores and honors. When it comes to higher education, how does Winchester compare? We looked at 2010 Census data for 18 cities and towns in the Winchester region and discovered only one community in the area—Cambridge—has a higher percentage of residents with at least a bachelor's degree. (Again, we're talking about residents who are 25 and older.) The rest have lower percentages…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mary Ellen Lannon talked about her time as Acting Town Manager and what to expect with the 2012 elections.
For the last six years Mary Ellen Lannon has served as Winchester’s Town Clerk. And over the past 18 months she has been the town’s Acting Town Manager. But on Jan. 1, Lannon moved back to her former position in the clerk’s office as former Malden Mayor, Richard Howard, took over as Winchester’s new Town Manager. On Thursday, Lannon spoke at the Winchester Rotary to discuss her time as Town Manager and what residents can expect on this year’s ballot. “I can’t measure the gratitude I have for the Board of Selectmen for giving me this opportunity,” Lannon said to the Rotarians. “It’s been a great experience running the community day-to-day. And the people have been so supportive. Overall, it was a good run, it was challenging and I learned a…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Town census forms should be arriving soon.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Check out the top stories from around Winchester last week.
With the general override vote set to take place on Tuesday, March 29, the town and the Board of Selectmen have discussed some of the impacts on the town if the $1.44 million override fails. One such affect would be the cost of the Vinson-Owen project, which could cost more money then the town anticipated if an override fails. The League of Women Voters held a debate where two of the selectmen candidates – Doug Marmon and Doug Wilkinson – discussed various issues. Incumbent Brian O'Connor was out of state and couldn't make it back in time. Selectmen chair, Thomas Howley, then followed that up with an informational session regarding the override. The Board of Selectmen both issued a letter to the editor urging residents to support the …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The U.S. Census released new population figures for Massachusetts communities Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 population data for Massachusetts communities on Tuesday and it shows that some communities in Middlesex County saw large growth over the last decade while other communities saw their populations decline. The town of Winchester experienced a greater population growth from 2000 to 2010 than several of its more immediate neighbors. Winchester’s population grew from more than 20,810 people at the beginning of the decade to 21,374 people for a 2.71 percent increase. Shirley saw the highest percentage increase at 13.15 percent, up about 1,000 residents from 10 years ago, while Lincoln saw the greatest decrease as its population fell 21 percent (1,700 residents). As for neighboring towns and communities …