Winchester Star

  • Prop 2 1/2 overrides disappearing, but taxpayers still pay
    Wednesday - 05/22/2019 - 08:16 AM

    It’s that time of year again.The weather is warming, flowers are blooming and municipalities across the state are hosting Town Meetings, a form of local government dating back more than 300 years, which historically has given residents the opportunity to help decide on various issues related to local governance and spending.More recently, however, the scope of Town Meeting decisions has narrowed for many communities, and a lot of time is spent debating whether to fund [...]

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  • Winchester Memorial Day parade and ceremony to take place May 27
    Tuesday - 05/21/2019 - 01:33 PM

    Winchester's Memorial Day tradition spanning eight decades will continue on Monday, May 27.Sponsored by the Aberjona Post Veterans of Foreign Wars 3719, the Memorial Day parade will assemble near Winchester High School at 9 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Winning the mental health battle with genetics
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 03:21 AM

    (BPT) - Mental illness is relentless. Patients and their caregivers face stressful days and restless nights — filled with profound physical and emotional challenges. For Brandon B.*, a patient with bipolar disorder, life was like being on a roller coaster, rotating mercilessly out of control."After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in November 2017, I was in the middle of a manic cycle and barely sleeping a couple hours a night, if at all," says Brandon.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 6 ways to save money when shopping on Amazon
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 06:12 AM

    (BPT) - These days, everyone's looking for bargains and ways to save while shopping online from the comfort of their own homes. With low prices, a wide selection and fast shipping for customers, Amazon has a lot to offer to save you both time and money.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 7-Eleven Helps Drivers Curb Their Carbon Impact
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 08:28 AM

    (NewsUSA) - Summer travel is heating up and Americans are making plans to hit the open road to enjoy time off with family and friends. According to a recent survey from the American Automobile Association, approximately two-thirds of American families will travel this [...]

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  • Want to Clean Up? 3 Money-Saving Tips for Buying a Washer
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 11:06 AM

    Following last year's news that the trade war with China  had raised prices of washing machines, consumers were understandably leery of making any sudden purchases. The escalation of tariffs has carried

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  • Here's When Big Brother Returns for Season 21
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 12:20 PM

    Forget Game of Thrones -- this summer is when the real subterfuge and game playing begins. Big Brother is set to return to CBS for its 21st season in June.The network announced on Monday that Big Brother Season 21 will launch with a two-night premiere event on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-20-19
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 01:43 PM

    Check out Heavens and Hull and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Lots of activity all at once
    Monday - 05/20/2019 - 08:50 AM

    A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Fund. Our. Future.Those three words echoed through the hallways of the State House after having been chanted May 16 by hundreds of teachers, parents and union activists as they marched through the capitol demanding additional funding for public education.It was the latest (and loudest) action of a week that featured several rallies, sit-ins and press conferences focused on education reform and the need to [...]

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  • Movie review: Death-row drama 'Trial' never catches 'Fire'
    Friday - 05/17/2019 - 04:56 AM

    The unfortunate legacy of the Oscar-winning “Dead Man Walking” is its rendering of all other death-row stories insignificant, if not useless. But that hasn’t deterred the makers of “Trial by Fire,” although it could be argued that it should have.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share