Winthrop Schools Closed 

Classes at Winthrop schools are cancelled for the rest of this week because of a swine flu outbreak.School superintendent Stephen Cottrell says more than 25% of the student body, and 17 staff members were out sick on Tuesday.There’s no school on Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day.Cottrell says he’s cancelling classes on Thursday and Friday so everyone can have time to get better.School was canceled in Jonesport and Beals on Monday and Tuesday, following the confirmation of a case of H1N1 there.More than 40 schools in Maine have reported high absenteeism, with 15% to almost 50% of students out sick at those schools on Monday.