Thursday, November 8, 2012
Interested individuals have till Nov. 21 to apply.
Winchester is seeking one position to fill this year: a member for the Finance Committee. See the description for the vacancy below. Who: One registered voter who holds no other town office can apply to serve on the committee for a term to expire 2013. What: The Finance Committee annually reviews the Town Manager’s proposed budget. After review and public hearing, the Committee prepares its recommended budget for town meeting action. The Committee also prepares recommendations on all town meeting articles involving expenditure of town funds. Appointments to this committee are made jointly by the Town Moderator, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and the Chairman of the Finance Committee. When: A major time commitment is expected of the…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Winchester Town Manager, Richard Howard, will be speaking at this week's rotary meeting.
“Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10. Here are five things you need to know. To find out what is going on today in Winchester, check out our events listings.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tuesday, Jan. 3 is Richard Howard's first day as Winchester's Town Manager.
For the past 19 months Winchester has been without a Town Manager, but on Tuesday, Jan. 3 former Malden Mayor Richard Howard will take over the position. Town Clerk Mary Ellen Lannon has been working as the acting town manager since June 2010, while Mark Twogood has continued as the assistant town manager. Howard will be Winchester’s first town manager since the Board of Selectmen elected not to renew the contract of Mel Kleckner. Howard has been the mayor of Malden since 1996, and decided not to seek reelection. “I decided this was a good time to step aside,” Howard said of his mayoral position. “It’s good for the community. And after 16 years, I’ve made a lot of decisions, we had a pretty aggressive agenda [while in Malden] and it was a …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Take a look back at some of the top stories in Winchester from the past week.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Board of Selectmen announced that Mayor Richard Howard of Malden would be Winchester’s next Town Manager. And on Tuesday, Howard and the town agreed on a four-year contract that will pay the long-time Mayor $150,000 annually. Howard will begin is new role on Jan. 3. He has been the Mayor of the City of Malden for the last 15 years, and is not seeking reelection. The Board of Selectmen said that they are “very excited” with the hiring of Howard. Howard received a four-year contract that will pay him $150,000 annually. A Woburn man was arrested Sunday afternoon for drinking and driving. Frederick Graham, III, of Woburn was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Malden Mayor, Richard Howard, agreed to be Winchester's nest Town Manager, beginning on Jan. 3.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Board of Selectmen announced that Mayor Richard Howard of Malden would be Winchester’s next Town Manager. And on Tuesday, Howard and the town agreed on a four-year contract that will pay the long-time Mayor $150,000 annually. Howard will begin is new role on Jan. 3. He has been the Mayor of the City of Malden for the last 15 years, and is not seeking reelection. “In my opinion, he was the best candidate,” said Selectman Jim Johnson. “He’s going to make the town better. And once the citizens get to know him, they’re going to admire, like and respect him. Anyone who knows him has a very positive opinion of him. And the community of Malden improved drastically under his leadership.” The board also interviewed three …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
If the contract isn't finalized by Tuesday, selectmen chair Forrest Fontana said the contract could be done by Fall Town Meeting.
It only took the Board of Selectmen one vote to decide that Richard Howard should be the next Town Manager of Winchester. “We always feel like it’s important to have a consensus,” said selectmen vice-chair, Roger Berman. After conducting interviews with four candidates - Andrew R. Bisignani (Saugus Town Manager), Howard, Andrew W. Maylor (Swampscott Town Administrator) and Thomas G. Younger (Belmont Town Administrator – the board unanimously decided on the Malden Mayor. “The fact that it was unanimous indicates that Mr. Howard has the full support of the board behind him,” selectmen chair, Forrest Fontana said. The board is currently working on finalizing Howard’s contract. According to Berman, Howard’s appointment could be finalized as …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Take a look back at some of the top news in Winchester from the past week.
The Winchester Board of Selectmen announced that at their posted public meeting Thursday evening they unanimously voted to select Mr. Richard Howard of Malden as their next Town Manager, contingent upon successful contract negotiations and remaining due diligence. Parents at Lynch school were concerned because this is the second year that Lynch’s scores have decreased, putting the school in the improvement status, in accordance with No Child Left Behind. The scores at Lynch (ELA – 72; Math – 71), while still ahead of the state scores (ELA – 69; Math – 58), have fallen behind the rest of the district’s elementary schools. Because MCAS scores at Lynch failed to meet the state standards and decreased for two straight years, Lynch is …
Friday, October 28, 2011
The board announced it selected Mayor Howard Thursday evening.
The Winchester Board of Selectmen announced that at their posted public meeting Thursday evening they unanimously voted to select Mr. Richard Howard of Malden as their next Town Manager, contingent upon successful contract negotiations and remaining due diligence. Mr. Forrest Fontana, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen noted, “I have spoken to Richard and he is excited & energized about the opportunity to join our community as our next Town Manager. Our town was privileged to have such highly qualified & talented final candidates to choose among. Mr. Bisignani, Mr. Maylor and Mr. Younger are all true stewards for their peer towns, and epitomize all that is good about our public leaders.” Howard is currently the Mayor of the City of …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Swampscott Town Administrator, Andrew Maylor, will soon become North Andover Town Manager.
Swampscott Town Manager Andrew Maylor was North Andover selectmen's unanimous choice to be their new town manager. "I'm excited," Maylor said in an interview Monday night about the challenge of managing the Merrimack Valley town. Once he finalizes an agreement with the town he will give Swampscott 60 days notice, as is required in his contract. North Andover's two finalists -- Maylor and Belmont Town Manager Thomas Younger -- were also both in the running for the Winchester town manager opening. According to Winchester selectmen chair, Forrest Fontana, the candidates will be invited to Winchester Oct. 25, 26, and 27 where staff and residents can speak with the three remaining candidates -- Andrew R. Bisignani (Saugus Town Manager), Richard…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Swampscott Town Manager Andrew Maylor and Belmont Town Manager Thomas Younger, two of the four finalists for the Winchester town manager opening, were also recently named as the two finalists in North Andover's search.
North Andover Selectmen interviewed three of their four final candidates for their open town manager position Friday and then voted unanimously to narrow the field to two. Their two finalists -- Swampscott Town Manager Andrew Maylor and Belmont Town Manager Thomas Younger -- are also both in the running for the Winchester town manager opening. Paul Shew, former Rye, N.Y, administrator, was also interviewed in North Andover Friday. North Andover's fourth finalist, former East Providence, R.I., city administrator Richard Brown, was unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts with his job for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Alabama. But after the interviews, selectmen liked Maylor and Younger so much they decided they didn't …