On December 26,2015, an envelope containing a large sum of cash was found on a sidewalk in town and turned in to the Winchester Police Department. The police department would like the assistance of the public in identifying the person who lost the cash. Please contact: Lieutenant Peter MacDonnell @ at 781-721-4625.
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program promotes healthy alternatives for children and parents in their travel to and from school. It educates students, parents and community members on the value of walking and bicycling for travel to and from school.
Roughly 48% of students bicycled or walked to school in 1969. Today, less than 15% of children walk or bicycle to classes.*
Among children 6-11, the number who are overweight has increased from 4% to 16% since 1963.*
In the late 1960’s, 90% of children who lived within 1 mile of school walked or bicycled. Today, only 31% of children who live that close to school walk or bicycle.*
* national statistics