SAUGUS The Advocate–A household word in Saugus! OCDVOCATE AD Vol. 24, No. 13 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Colleagues call for School Committee Member Grabowski’s resignation over alleged “racist” remarks By Mark E. Vogler I n late January, School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski barged into Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi Jr.’s offi ce, interrupted a meeting and made a comment about the school district needing people who can speak English to operate snowblowers, according to the minutes of an Executive Session meeting about the incident. Committee members voted 4-0 during that March 11 GRABOWSKI’S | SEE PAGE 2 Easter Daffies Saugus High School Cheering Squad Captains Alyssa Milton, Julia Almeida, Amanda Pires and Maryemma LeBlanc display handmade Easter cards they made with their teammates to spread some goodwill for the residents of Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. For the story and more photos, see page 3. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) Helping the Hungry Saugus residents target a community garden at St. John’s By Mark E. Vogler W These spring daff odils have sprung only recently from a fl ower bed at St. John’s Episcopal Church. While lilies may be the fl oral symbol of Easter for many people, daff odils and pansies are the most signifi cant reminders of the season for others. For more information about the fl owers and plants of Easter and spring, please see inside for this week’s “Saugus gardens in the pandemic.” For information on the annual Sunrise Easter Service set for 6:30 p.m. at Vitale Park, please see “The Sounds of Saugus.” (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) hen Rev. John T. Beach looks at the backyard lawn of the St. John’s Episcopal Church rectory at 276 Central St., he sees the potential for a community garden with a wide variety of vegetables. Tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, onions, peppers, string beans and zucchini come to mind. He’s also thinking about including some blueberry bushes. There is also room for more garden space across the ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...RARE FIND! Impressive THREE FAMILY boasts 14 rms., 3 full baths. First fl. unit features 5 rms., lvrm., dnrm., granite kit. w/ ct. fl., full bath, wood flooring, French doors, 2 bdrms., well pressured natural wdrk., & deck. Second fl. unit offers 5 rms., lvrm., dnrm. w/ built-ins, lrg. bdrm. w/ window seat, kit. w/ corian counters, office/bdrm. (no closet), full bath, natural wdwrk., wood flooring, cent. air & deck. Third fl. unit offers 4 rms., lvrm., 2 bdrms., kit. w/ slider to deck, full bath & cent. air. Sep. utilities, sep. laundry hook-ups in lower level, updated trex decking, roof, gas heat, h/w & 2 cent. air units, plenty of paved, off-st. parking in rear, level lot, nicely located on dead-end st. just outside Cliftondale Sq., close to shopping & major rts. Everything has been done for you! EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY - EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY - You won’t be disappointed!! Offered at $1,050,000 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.639 Mid Unleaded $2.739 Super $2.839 Diesel Fuel $2.819 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.349 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS street in the fringe area of the church’s Peace Garden. “We’re buying the seeds, the soil and the tools on the Wednesday (April 7) after Easter,” Rev. Beach said in an interview this week. Rev. Beach shares a vision with others at the church and several members of the Saugus Garden Club about a noble way to contribute to the reconstruction of Saugus as the community emerges from the shadow of COVID-19. They’ve embraced a mission to produce vegetables for people who are food-insecure. The church plans to host two Zoom meetings via teleconHELPING | SEE PAGE 4 CT Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, April 2, 2021 “Step Down!” A Happy Easter Delivery Prices subject to change Spring is around the Corner! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 GRABOWSKI’S | FROM PAGE 1 meeting to sanction him for remarks they perceived as “racist” and for him to take a sensitivity training class. They also wanted their colleague to apologize to anyone he offended. Grabowski’s refusal to accept responsibility for his offensive comments, apologize publicly and seek sensitivity train$2.39 ZOOMED OUT: The Saugus School Committee at Wednesday night’s (March 31) meeting on SaugusTV. Members publicly chided their colleague, Arthur Grabowski, for his refusal to apologize for offensive remarks. ing motivated three committee members to call for his resignation during Wednesday’s (March 31) meeting, which was held via Zoom teleconferencing. Another committee member condemned the remarks as “damaging” and “harmful” in a school district where a significant number of students are English Language Learners (ELL). “I’m asking you to step down,” School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge told Grabowski. “I can’t make you step down. But the right thing to do is step down because we’re sending the wrong message to our ELL community – a terrible, terrible message,” he said. The contents of the Executive Session minutes (see related story) became public this week after the committee had approved them at last Thursday’s (March 25) meeting. Whittredge initiated comment about the Executive Session during Wednesday night’s meeting, even though it was not on the agenda. Whittredge stressed that it was not the intent of the School Committee to call for Grabowski’s resignation, nor to embarrass him. “We wanted Mr. Grabowski to own up to his mistakes and we wanted him to take a sensitivity class to better himself,” Whittredge said. “And he’s done neither of these. He decided to go on the offensive… he blames the rest of the committee for his deplorable remarks.” Whittredge was referring to recent comments that Grabowski made in interviews with local news media in which he criticized committee members for trying to interpret his comments instead of focusing on how to improve the school district. “If you had done what we asked you to do, we wouldn’t be here right now,” Whittredge said. “But, here we are – we’ve got to defend ourselves even though we got all of this great stuff going on in the district. Grabowski has emphatically denied that his comments were racist, but when asked by Whittredge on Wednesday night if he wanted to respond to the committee’s comments, he stood silent. But Grabowski called for “a point of order” as Whittredge prepared to read several emails from residents during the public comment period. Most of those comments were critical of Grabowski and called on him to resign from the committee. Referring to a School Committee policy, Grabowski said the committee shouldn’t be allowing “improper remarks.” “Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order,” he said. “I am pre-empting this sitON THE HOT SEAT: During Wednesday night’s meeting, School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski drew heavy criticism from fellow members about comments he made in January which they believe could be construed as “racist” to school employees who don’t speak English and English Language Learners. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) uation to ask that the policy be enforced by the chairman,” Grabowski said. School Committee Member John Hatch took umbrage to Grabowski’s comments. “I wish the speaker would take his own advice and we wouldn’t be here in the first place,” Hatch said. Colleagues were looking for an apology All of Grabowski's colleagues denounced his comments, which were the subject of the March 11 Executive Session: Hatch: “People like Mr. Grabowski himself constantly put up educational roadblocks, constantly put up walls for the superintendent to accomplish the goals of the district and the School Committee with situations like this. This can’t go on any further. Over the past two School Committees, there’s been at least four significant issues surrounding things like this. This has gone well beyond what we can tolerate. “I stand behind you [Whittredge] and I agree with you and I think the proper thing to do would be for Mr. Grabowski to step down.” School Committee ViceChair Ryan Fisher: “What has been concerning about this to me is this is an issue I hope could have been resolved very quickly...If a teacher were to tell a student at a young age that they are not inclined toward particular skill sets, that’s something that is going to follow them. That’s something that can be damaging. We’re community leaders here. The comment itself, it was harmful GRABOWSKI’S | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 3 Saugus High School Cheering Squad makes Easter delivery to Chestnut Woods By Tara Vocino A Saugus resident received an early Easter delivery at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Wednesday night. As part ckey said. Head Coach Courtney Whitaker said the residents will likely keep the cards for a long time. Fred Grato opens an Easter card on Wednesday night at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. J& of their community service requirement, the Saugus High School Girls’ Varsity cheering squad made hundreds of handmade Easter cards to boost residents’ spirits. Resident Paul Grato, 71, who Fred Grato with his son, Jason, display the Easter cards. accepted the cards on behalf of his housemates, said it made his upcoming Easter more exciting, giving him something to look forward to. “It’s fantastic,” Grato said. His son, Jason, called it “a nice thought.” Kathleen Nackley, LSW, of Business Development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, told the cheerleaders that they don’t realize the impact that it may have. “It brings tears to their eyes,” Na$45 yd. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $4 yd. $40 yd. $3 yd. Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. From left to right are Kathleen Nackley, LSW, Julia Almeida, Alyssa Milton, Head Coach Courtney Whitaker, Amanda Pires, Maryemma LeBlanc and Fred Grato. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Wishing all who celebrate Easter and Passover a blessed and fulfilling season.

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 HELPING | FROM PAGE 1 ferencing next week to organize the project. The sessions are set for 9:30 a.m., April 6, and 7:30 p.m., April 7. Anyone who wants to participate is invited to email revjbeach@ gmail.com. Beach credits Laura Eisener, a local resident and agricultural expert who writes the weekly column for The Saugus Advocate — “Saugus gardens in the pandemic,” as the catalyst and inspiration for the project. There are two major goals. The first one is to provide local, fresh produce to people in the community who are struggling financially because of COVID-19. The project will also provide town residents an opportunity to become a community in an outdoor setting that provides for physical distancing. Rev. Beach says town residents of all ages are welcome to participate in the project. He notes some of the ways: • Receive seeds, pots and soil to begin the growing of tomato plants in your home or classroom which can later be planted in the ground when the ground is warmer. These could be delivered to your home. • Assist in the preparing of A BOUNTIFUL BACKYARD: The Rev. John T. Beach, center, is on a mission to transform the yard behind the St. John’s Episcopal Church rectory into a community garden to help fight food insecurity in Saugus. Joining him in scoping out a potential growing area this week are his brother-in-law, Marc Beneteau, left, and Beach’s wife, Denise Beneteau. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) soil and planting of seeds at a community work day in midMay. • Volunteer for an hour a week to assist in the watering and the weeding of the garden. This could be done to fulfill community service hours required of students. • Assist in the harvesting and www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM ADDITIONAL ROOM TO GROW: The Rev. John T. Beach points out an area in the Peace Garden behind St. John Episcopal Church which could also be used as an extension of the community garden. Sunday, April 4 from 9 to WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Aluminum Everett 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 62 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofng •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Fully Licensed ng •Roo ng • Fully Insured • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum STAY SAFE! 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, April 5 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting from March 31. Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting ***live***. Thursday, April 8 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from March 31. Friday, April 9 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting from April 1. distribution of vegetables in the late summer. • Invite your friends and neighbors to participate in this project. Rev. Beach says he looks forward to meeting potential garden helpers at next week’s Zoom meetings. He can be reached at 774-961-9881. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Football vs. Swampscott ***live***. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22 (Public, Governmental and Educational). For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may change without notice*** Spring!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 5 Proposed 40B project planned for Hilltop Property T By Mark E. Vogler own officials had until next Wednesday (April 7) to file a formal response to the application and site plans for the Hilltop property on Route 1 at Sanders Drive. The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) is currently reviewing an application for the Site Approval submitted by Saugus Developer, LLC for a proposed project consisting of 300 units of rental housing on 18.63 acres of land. “The site approval process is offered to protect sponsors who intend to apply for a Comprehensive Permit under Chapter 40B,” Michael Busby, relationship manager for MassHousing recently advised the Board of Selectmen. “MassHousing’s review involves an evaluation of the site, the design concept, the financial feasibility of the proposal and the appropriateness of the proposal in relation to local housing needs and strategies,” Busby wrote. As part of the review process, the agency sought comments from the community. “You also may wish to include in your response, issues or concerns raised by other Local Boards, officials or other interested parties,” Busby said. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree told selectmen last week that the town was at a disadvantage in dealing with the project because the town had not yet met its 10 percent threshold of affordable housing. In communities where less than 10 percent of the housing qualifies as “affordable” under Chapter 40B, developers could avoid local zoning bylaws and restrictions. Saugus’ low or moderate income housing units constitute about 6.9 percent of the town’s total housing stock. “I don’t feel we need another 300 units in town. It’s going to be another uphill battle,” Crabtree said. “There’s a presumption when you are below 10 percent that we don’t have enough of affordable housing,” he said. But Crabtree told the board that one positive aspect of the A reader's perspective The Saugus Sachem is a symbol of conflict By Janice K. Jarosz T he town of Saugus has a long and proud identification with Native American culture. It has adopted the term ‘Sachem,’ in meaning respected elder of the tribe and not only as its official town logo, but as the name for its high school athletic teams. Its yearbook is called the Tontoquonian. Everywhere you go even on street signs you see the familiar side-view Native American profile, complete with head dress. Officials see this entirely as a measure of respect and a reflection of the town’s root. Native American representatives do not share the same view. This dichotomy of viewpoints came into focus earlier this month. At a meeting of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s sportsmanship committee, Peter Roby of the Northeastern University Center for Sports and Society argued that member schools with Native American nicknames and logos should do away with them. He based his argument on an NCAA edict two years ago that banned offensive Native American nicknames and logos, yet NCAA schools still sport Native American logos. The MIAA doesn’t feel as if it has the jurisdiction to force schools into changing their names. And, in the case of Saugus, School Superintendent Keith Manville, who is on the committee, makes a distinction between schools with names that would stereotype But the Massachusetts CenJanice K. Jarosz Native American culture and ones that honor it. ter for Native American Awareness, (MCNAA) does not make that distinction. And the use of the term “Sachem” is a prime example of this difference of opinion. “I remember, says Town Meeting member Thomas Raiche, a senior on the 1974 football team, that when we were playing, people would ask us what a Sachem was, and we didn’t know. So, we had to do a little research to find out that it means ‘chief.’ Raiche considers that a good thing in that he and his teammates took the time to find out about the PERSPECTIVE | SEE PAGE 12 project is that its completion would probably put the town “well above 10 percent.” With the completion of Essex Landing, the town may be over 7 percent. And the completion of Saugus Ridge should put the town over 9 percent, according to the town manager. “With the Hilltop, it would be somewhere around 11.5 percent,” Crabtree said, noting that the town would have more control over future development. The state law known as Chapter 40B, which allows the developer to forgo certain local zoning bylaws and restrictions, providing at least 25 percent of its units of a housing project are designated as “affordable.”

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 7 Saugus High School alumni donate to the World Series Park Lighting Fund (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park.) A fter an article appeared in the recent Saugus High School Alumni Newsletter about the World Series Park Lighting Fund, several donations were made by Saugus High alumni. They requested that their name and year of graduation appear on the dedication plaque. “We got a tremendous response from several Saugus High alumni and we encourage others to do the same,” World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis said. “Some were former baseball players and others just wanted to show their support. There’s never been a Saugus High baseball night game in Saugus. The installation of lights at the park will make this possible. We certainly appreciate any financial help we get for our project.” There are two ways to make donations to the World Series Park Lighting Fund. World Series Park has set up a GoFundMe Charity account. People can donate by going to the World Series Park website – worldseriespark.net – and clicking on GoFundMe. To donate to the World Series Park Lighting Fund by mail, checks should be made payable to World Series Park and sent to World Series Park, 8 Holden Ave., Saugus, MA 01906. Please indicate that the donation is for the Lighting Fund. Those who donate $100 or more will have their name The latest Coronavirus Count State health officials notify Saugus of 94 new cases over the past week; death toll increases to 70 By Mark E. Vogler he Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) advised the town of 94 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday (Wednesday), raising the overall total to 3,898 since the outbreak of the virus in March of last year. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in Saugus linked to the virus increased by three to 70, according to the latest statistics released yesterday by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s office. A week ago, the state had T reported 106 new cases – an increase of 34 new cases over the previous week. “Our hearts and prayers go PROJECT UNDERWAY: This is part of a 175-foot trench that was recently dug at World Series Park, compliments of Agganis Construction, to bring electricity in to power the new lighting system that will be installed this season. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) included on the permanent World Series Park Lighting Fund plaque that will be installed on the third base dugout. Donations can be made in memory or in honor of others. Lesser donations will gladly be accepted. Donations are tax deductible. out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said in the latest press release updating the latest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Last week, Saugus had registered its fifth consecutive week in the “yellow” rather than the “red” category on the state’s colored-coded map which is for the state’s highest risk communities for COVID-19. “Yellow” stands for a moderate risk. The Saugus Advocate learned at deadline yesterday that state officials planned to upgrade the town's classification to the "red" category again, because of the recent spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases recently — including 200 over the past two weeks. “We really have to keep an eye on this and follow the guidelines,” Crabtree warned town residents at the outset of Wednesday night’s Finance Committee meeting. “As many of you may know, the numbers are ticking up in Massachusetts and across the country. The UK variant is dominant,” he said. “We’ve had a couple of people who had the vaccine well into the second shot and tested positive [for COVID-19],” Crabtree said. The Town of Saugus notes the following COVID-19-related information as a public service to town residents: “The Town of Saugus has partnered with the Commonwealth, Fallon Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Square One Mall as a collaborative effort to work to downgrade the Town’s risk of spread of COVID-19 status by establishing and extending the following COVID-19 testing sites in Saugus: “Fallon EMS at the Square One Mall (Far Side Parking Lot on Essex Street), located at 1201 Broadway with entry off of Essex Street, will offer free mobile drive-up testing…for Saugus residents in their cars Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is COUNT | SEE PAGE 12 From foundation to finish, let’s make it happen. TALK TO JOE ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS. WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU GET STARTED. JOSEPH D. KEOHANE EVP & SENIOR LOAN OFFICER JKEOHANE@EVERETTBANK . COM 61 7-381-3622 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM/FOUNDATIONTOFINISH Member FDIC Member DIF

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Sachems can’t keep pace with Magicians I By Greg Phipps t didn’t take long for the Saugus High School football team to find itself facing a deficit last Saturday afternoon at Marblehead. The host Magicians produced four consecutive first-half touchdown drives and eventually coasted to a 42-6 Northeastern Conference victory over the Sachems. Saugus was coming off the previous week’s shutout loss to Winthrop – a game in which the Sachems were short more than half their roster due to a quarantine issue caused by Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com Saugus quarterback Donovan Clark got off a pass attempt under pressure in last Saturday’s loss at Marblehead. Javi Martinez (#24) checks with the referee as he gets to the line of scrimmage. the COVID-19 pandemic. With its full complement of players against Marblehead, Saugus didn’t have an answer for stopping the Magicians’ powerful offensive attack. Marblehead made it into the end zone on its first four possessions. The Sachems put together a decent opening drive of their own before it stalled when they came up short on a fourthand-three play from about midfield. From there, things became frustrating, as the Magicians scored on a catch-andrun play from about 20 yards out on a fourth-and-20 situation. That touchdown and subsequent point-after kick made it 14-0 early in the second quarter. Marblehead then tallied on its next two possessions. One score was aided by a questionable pass interference call on Saugus, and the other was set up by an interception in Sachems’ territory. The hosts grabbed a comfortable 28-0 advantage by halftime. The one time the Magicians didn’t score in the first half was when the clock ran out after a change of possession with just over 20 seconds left. Saugus managed to score in the second half when running back Sal Franco broke through with a touchdown run. Franco finished with 43 yards on the ground while receiver Javier Martinez caught three passes for 52 yards. Quarterback Donovan Clark threw sparingly, completing four of seven pass attempts for 55 yards. SPORTS | SEE PAGE 18 Saugus defenders Sal Franco (26), Mark MacEachern and Eric Miniscalco (2) converged on a Marblehead ballcarrier in last Saturday’s loss to the Magicians. Head coach Steve Cummings giving directions to his defense during a timeout. Sal Franco (#26) avoiding a Marblehead defender.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 9 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE PANDEMIC Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener O nce the clouds cleared on Sunday from the badly needed rain, the full “worm” moon was a reminder that the ground is thawed, and worms are doing their work of aerating the soil. Air is needed in the soil in order for oxygen to reach the roots. Earthworms also break down organic material – fallen leaves, broken branches, etc. – to make compost. Although worms may not be the most photogenic sign of spring, they are an important one. They are also attracting robins back to our lawns and gardens. Among the trees, most of those blooming now are wind pollinated, so they don’t need showy flowers and bright colors. Some of them are quite lovely nonetheless. Poplars with their dangling grayish catkins which wave in the wind are noticeable to be seen from a car. Pussy willows continue to flower. One of the most striking ones I’ve seen in town is a weeping European pussy willow (Salix caprea ‘pendula’) in a front yard on Sherman Street. Like the weeping cherries which will bloom later in spring, these trees have a dramatic silhouette all year round. The pussy willow is the first of the weeping trees to flower, and this tree is especially charming this week with some catkins still gray and fluffy, while others have turned yellow-green from the pollen. The catkins come out before the leaves, so they are quite noticeable. The weeping form of European pussy willow is sometimes called “Weeping Sally,” a play on the genus name Salix. While the willow pollen can be transported by wind, they may also be insect pollinated and are essential to many insects who greet spring early. They are not fuzzy in all cases, but on pussy willows both male and female flowers do have a furry texture when almost fully open. Male and female flowers are on different trees, with males being slightly larger in this species, so almost all European pussy willows sold for ornamental use are male. Every year at spring, the Casoli family decorates the two Colorado spruce (Picea pungens) topiaries in front of their Adams Avenue home with colorful plastic Easter eggs. The heavy winds A WELCOME EASTER SIGHT: The Egg Tree at the Casoli family home on Adams Avenue. During the spring of every year, the family decorates the two Colorado spruce in the front yard with colorful plastic Easter eggs. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) of Monday made them have an early Easter egg hunt, as they needed to gather those eggs blown off to be put back up on the trees when the winds wind down. Cheerful yellow pansies also welcome the Easter season in the front garden and in pots on the porch. Early bulbs are springing up everywhere – the snowdrops are still flowering and daffodils are starting to bloom. In most neighborhoods there is evidence that GARDENS | SEE PAGE 17 WEEPING PUSSY WILLOW: This weeping pussy willow (Salix caprea ‘pendula’) on Sherman Street is especially charming this week with some catkins still gray and fluffy, while others have turned yellow-green from the pollen. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) The flower category “catkin” refers to single-sex flowers arranged tightly on a spike, typical of oak, birch, hazel and, of course, willow family members. A CLOSE-UP OF WEEPING PUSSY WILLOW: Notice the gray catkins and yellow stamens in full bloom with pollen. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) A SPECIAL EASTER TREAT FOR WALKERS: Beautiful blue and white lawn with several flowering bulbs on Denver Street. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A sunrise service for Easter On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 6:30 a.m., the Saugus Faith Community will be holding its annual Sunrise Easter Service at Vitale Park with masks and social distancing. Rev. John Beach, priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church and one of our town’s newest clergy members, will be delivering the homily. We will also have the participation of other congregations in town. We hope that you can join us for this time of united celebration through music and prayer. For updates, please visit www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith. “Ridicule and Disrepute” Part 2 It was about four and a half years ago that then-Selectman Scott Brazis made an unusual appearance at the School Committee meeting, making what amounted to a very public admonishment of School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski in the harshest of terms. The appearance by Brazis was part of the fallout of Grabowski giving what Schools Supt. David DeRuosi Jr. understood as a verbal resignation – which Grabowski later denied ever happened. Brazis also took umbrage to what he called “outrageous and disrespectful” conduct by Grabowski in dealing with others on the committee and in the community. This included the criminal charges against Grabowski for allegedly hitting a 73-yearold man with a bag of frozen fish at the Saugus Senior Center during that spring. Over and over again, Brazis referred to the words “ridicule” and “disrepute” in characterizing the public damage that Grabowski has done to the School Committee and Saugus Public Schools. Brazis went on to call for Grabowski’s resignation. At Wednesday’s (March 31) School Committee meeting, Brazis again spoke during the public comment period – this time at a meeting held by Zoom videoconferencing. The former selectman again used the words “disrepute and ridicule” in describing the damage that Grabowski caused his School Committee colleagues. “You’ve got to understand, Mr. Grabowski, the disrepute and ridicule that you’re bringing to this fine board,” said the former selectman. “You’re supposed to be there to better the school district – not hurt it. And you’re hurting the four members [Grabowski’s School Committee colleagues]. Take that into consideration of why you should resign – it’s not about you. It’s about that board,” Brazis said. Brazis was one of a number of former and current elected town officials who denounced Grabowski publicly and called for his resignation, alleging that he had recently made “racist” comments when saying that Saugus needed people who could speak English when operating snowplows. Grabowski claims he said and did nothing improper. But School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge said he plans to consider the recommendation by Committee Member Joseph “Dennis” Gould to strip Grabowski of his committee memberships at a future meeting. Stay tuned. A “Shout-Out” to Master Plan contributors We received no recommendations this week from readers who wished to recognize a fellow Saugonian for a good deed or for making a significant contribution to the betterment of Saugus. So, the editor’s choice for this week is a loud “Shout-Out” for all Saugonians – close to 700 of them – who took the time to offer recommendations for updating the town’s Master Plan so that it is relevant through the year 2035. If you care about your town, there’s still time to contribute to the project, Saugus United 2035. Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindGUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was being sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who correctly identifies the Saugonians being sketched between now and Tuesday at noon qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location on Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) ness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@ comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. Saugus Public Library Foundation seeks new board members (Editor’s Note: The following is a press release issued recently by the Saugus Public Library Foundation.) Do you love libraries? Do you want to help support public library services in Saugus? The Saugus Public Library Foundation (SPLF) is seeking people who can bring new ideas and energy to our Board of Directors. The SPLF is a 501(c)(3) charity which supports the Saugus Public Library. The Foundation Board returns 100 percent of the profits of all fundraising efforts to the Library by supporting events and funding purchases that are not typically covered by the Library’s Town-funded budget. In the past several years the Foundation has purchased electronic signage, a flat screen TV for the Community Room, new computers, new furniture, paid for a redesign of the Library’s web site, and sponsors the genealogy research tools used by Library patrons. Please consider joining the SPLF and helping to guide us in these efforts to enhance the Saugus Library experience. If you are interested, please contact us at saugusplf@gmail.com . For more information, visit our website. http://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/get-involved/saugusplf/ The Saugus Public Library Foundation was established in 2004 through significant gifts from the estates of Douglas Lockwood, Josephine Kibbey, and Marie Weeks, as well as funds turned over by the now-disbanded environmental nonprofit, Noblast, Inc., and smaller individual trust funds and bequests. The Foundation provides the means for the library to make long range plans and commitments using the interest earned on the principal balance of the Foundation, and promote and carry out charitable and fundraising activities. CHaRM Center Recycling Drop-Off site open for season The community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) site will open on Saturday, April 17, 2021. This site will remain open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. At the CHaRM center, the Town will accept the same recycling items that can be placed outside for curbside collection each week, such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers – no shredded paper accepted for recycling on the site. Additional acceptable items include TVs and computers (up to three per year per address); car tires up to 22” (for a fee of $3); books and textiles, such as clothing, bedding, pocketbooks, belts and shoes. Plastic bags are not permitted; residents are kindly asked to empty recyclables out of any plastic bags, and remove the bags from the site. Also, rigid plastics are not being accepted for recycling at this time. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Compost site reopens The town compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning on Saturday, April 17. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of the residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than 3” in diameter are permitted. THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 11 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 10 We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Curbside leaf collection next month The Town of Saugus announces that spring curbside leaf collection will take place during the week of May 10, 2021. Residents may dispose of leaves curbside on their regularly scheduled collection day, between Monday, May 10, 2021, and Friday, May 14, 2021. Leaves should be left outside by 7 a.m. on the appropriate days. Please ensure that leaf containers are physically separated from trash and recycling. Paper leaf bags are the preferred method of leaf disposal. If using barrels, however, they must be clearly marked with yard waste stickers. Barrel covers must remain removed so that the leaves are visible. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches and brush will not be accepted. Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a different time of day. “Missed pick-ups” will not be conducted. Please contact Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. SAVE Scholarship Time The local citizen group Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is, once again, offering a $500 environmental scholarship to any Saugus resident graduating with the class of 2021 (from any high school) and pursuing a degree in any field which will positively impact the environment. This is a scholarship aimed at students who will be attending a two/ four-year college or other educational institution and pursuing a degree in an area that would positively impact the environment. Applicants can download the SAVE 2021 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www. saugusSAVE.org. Together with the completed application form, please include a separate sheet (identified with your initials only) that provides a brief summary of any of your activities relating to the environment and describes how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please mail your application (postmarked by April 23, 2021) to: SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906 or email your application (no later than midnight on April 23, 2021) to: SAVE President Ann Devlin at adevlin@aisle10.net. Again, the deadline for applications is April 23, 2021. “Express Yourself! Fun and easy art experiments” Kelly Slater has teamed up with the Saugus Public Library this winter and spring to present several free online workshops, “Express Yourself! Fun and Easy Art Experiments.” Ranging in subject from kitchen table printmaking to artist’s accordion books, the workshops share a common emphasis on fun and experimentation. No previous art experience is required, and all art supplies will be provided free at the Saugus Public Library in “Take and Make” bags. The program began last month and there are two workshops left: The third session, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, will focus on drawing experiments and will invite participants to overcome any and all fears of drawing by letting go of control. The series will conclude on Thursday, April 29 with a foray into making accordion-style artists books. All sessions will last 90 minutes – running from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Workshops are open to ages teens through adults. Students may sign up for either of the sessions. Advance registration is required through the Saugus Public Library. At the end of the sessions, interested students can submit class work for a virtual art exhibit hosted through the Saugus Public Library website. To reserve your space at a free workshop, send an email to sau@noblenet.org with “SPL workshops” in the subject line. If you have questions about the content of the workshops, please contact Slater at kellyslaterart@hotmail.com with “SPL workshops” in the subject line. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Zoom support is provided by the Saugus Public Library, and select art supplies are provided by your local Artist & Craftsman Supply, which is located at 751 Broadway (Rte. 1 South) in Saugus. Cook along with Liz at the library Join the Saugus Public Library for “Cook Along w/ Liz: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” next Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. This no-knead, five-minute artisan bread is truly the easiest bread you will ever bake – even if you have never baked bread before! This class will focus on the “Master Recipe” from the best-selling cookbook “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.” You are welcome to prepare your first batch of dough along with Liz in class. Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast has been to the library many times for cooking demonstrations, and we are looking forward to welcoming her back again, virtually. Go to the Saugus Public Library website for the registration link at www.sauguspubliclibrary.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This free program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) continues The Grab-N-Go meals program returned for another year at the Saugus Public Schools to keep needy students from going hungry. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2), in partnership with Whitsons Food Service, continues with its noble program. Breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick up at Veterans Memorial School at 39 Hurd Ave. every Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Healthy Saugus-Healthy Students (HS2) is a nonprofit group that helps to offset food insecurity in households. HS2 provides a supply of nutritious food for weekends or school holidays during the school year. For more information or assistance please email hs2information@gmail.com or visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page. Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over the Coronavirus. They have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. For the protection of volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact and crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing prebagged groceries. Even though clients may receive items they don’t want or need, food pantry organizers feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short-term or one-time assistance, are encouraged to come. The food pantry is in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Food help for veterans Saugus offers a Veterans Food Pantry on the third Wednesday of each month. “We have been holding it in Melrose since the Saugus Senior Center has been closed,” Saugus Veteran Services Officer Jay Pinette says. “The pantry provides a mix of fresh produce and non-perishable foods. The pantry is open to Veterans and/or surviving spouses. Registration is required and may be done by contacting the Veterans Services Office.” “The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a contact-free, drive-thru food pantry at Memorial Hall on Main Street in Melrose. If you are unable to pick-up, some limited deliveries may be available. This offering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Office at 781-231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@ saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Helping the Vet During these challenging times, your local Veterans’ Service Officers (VSOs) would like to share some information on a benefit program that is available to those who qualify. If you are a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the “Chapter 115 Benefits Program” is a Massachusetts state initiative that provides financial aid for Veterans and/or their surviving spouses who reside in Massachusetts and meet certain income and asset guidelines. Benefits may include monthly ordinary benefits and/or payment/reimbursement for medical expenses. Whether you are laid off, in transition or living on a fixed income, the program is designed to provide short-term or longterm assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department Veterans’ Services (DVS), which runs the program in partnership with local VSOs. Every town or district in Massachusetts has a VSO. VSOs assist Veterans and their dependents in learning about, applying for and receiving Chapter 115 benefits. VSOs can also help you in applying for other benefits and connecting with local resources. Your local VSO handles applications, obtains program approval from DVS and provides local benefits. The program is funded by a combination of state and local funds. DVS pays for 75% of the approved benefits and your city or town pays for 25%. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: Family of 1 – monthly income less than $2,081and an asset limit of $5,000. Family of 2 – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9,800. To determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following link and follow the instructions – https://massvetben.org/ – or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefits and local benefits and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service–connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? “Please contact your local Veterans’ Service Officer for more information on any of the services mentioned. We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke, 781-979-4186, kburke@cityofmelrose.org Wakefield: David Mangan, 781-246-6377, dmangan@wakefield.ma.us Saugus: Jay Pinette, 781-231-4010, jpinette@saugus-ma.gov Buy a brick to honor your vets “Veterans Buy-a-Brick Program. Due to the low number of orders and the uncertainty of how a Veterans Day ceremony will be allowed, the program will be extended until May. The installation of bricks will be during the Memorial Day ceremony. We will be contacting the people who have already purchased a brick. Any questions, please call 781-231-7995.” Side Door Pickup at the Saugus Public Library To help keep the building and staff warmer during the winter, the Saugus Public Library moved its Front Door Pickup service from Central Street to Taylor Street in mid-December. Patrons are required to place items on hold via the library’s online catalog and then, once notified that their item(s) are ready, schedule a pickup date. Pickup times remain the same: Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 18

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 PERSPECTIVE | FROM PAGE 5 teams’ logo. I never thought of it as derogatory,” Raiche said. Other school administrators share similar views. “It is truly embedded into the culture of the town,” Manville stated. “It isn’t simply a case of ‘here comes the Sachems.’ The cooperation that existed between the settlers and the Native Americans is why the town exists at all. We have tremendous sensitivity to how Native American terms are used,” Manville said. We don’t do anything that would demean the Native American culture. We don’t have anyone who dresses like an Indian Chief (though into the 1980s, cheerleaders dressed as Indians and did war dances) or who puts on war paint.” Claudia FoxTree, of the MCNAA, however, argues that any reference to Native American culture out of its context is demeaning. “Even what you call ‘positive’ is problematic, she said. “When words are used incorrectly, the original Native American meaning is lost, so it is not a sign of respect. Sachems are respected members of the community, she said, and a team by that name is in no way a Sachem. When words like ‘Sachem’ are used out of context, it is offensive.” Manville argues that this is more than a sports thing. “When we had to decide what the symbol of the town was – when we put up the new red street signs – the chief’s head went up. It’s up all over town. If you look at the town seal, there is a Native American on it. We have a mural at Town Hall that commemorates the Native Americans and European colonists who worked together to create Saugus. It isn’t as if we can just automatically change our names to ‘Saugus Ironworkers!” Townspeople bring up other arguments. “What about the Winthrop Vikings” athletic subcommittee member Bill Stewart asks. Are the St. Mary’s Spartans dishonoring Greeks? Tom Raiche brings up another issue. “What about the Salem Witches” he asks. If we study our history, this is a bad story – religious intolerance – finger pointing – ‘The Crucible’ – and all that.” “I think it is a problem when any group is minimized or ridiculed, FoxTree said. However, it is much more damaging when the group has been historically oppressed and continues to not have equal representation, nor equal access.” She continues, “For example, how many Native Americans do you see in the roles of sitcom actor, newscaster, athlete, police officer, letter carrier, movie actor, musician on MTV, doctor, or surgeon? And, she says, let us not forget that the team members are not actual Native Americans or members of the tribe whose name may be used. Would we call an all-white team ‘The Africans’?” Finally Manville says that the whole discussion of nicknames, and what they mean, can get very bizarre sometimes. “When I was in Burlington, he said, we were known as the Red Devils. I actually had a woman call me up once and said that bad things were going to happen to us because we invoked the name of the devil.” My Opinion Saugust, as it was first known, was settled in 1629. Now known as Saugus, it is a Native American (Algonquin) name believed to mean "great" or "extended.” Alonzo Lewis and James R. Newhall tell us that the Indians of the town called it Saugus; and by that name, it was known for eight years. The root word means great, or extended; and they state ‘it was applied to the Long Beach.’ In an early map COUNT | FROM PAGE 7 needed. [Residents] driveup and register using a tablet when they arrive. Saugus Police will be assisting with traffic. The testing site will be staffed by 10-12 individuals to handle registrations. All samples go directly to the Broad [Institute] in Cambridge for immediate testing with a 24-36 hour turnaround time. Notification of results will be made for negative results via emails while phone of New England, is said to have placed the word “Saugus” on Sagamore Hill. The river on the west was called by the Indians, Abousett – the word Saugus being applied to it by the white men. It was once called the river at Saugus, then the river “of Saugus” and finally the Saugus River. Every once in a while, ‘politically correct’ people ‘go on the warpath’ stating that the citizens of Saugus are disrespectful to our Native American Indians and want everything that has even the slightest hint of Indian history to be removed forever from our town, our eyes and our hearts. That’s one tall order, for example the Saugus High School yearbooks, The Tontoquonian, has proudly represented the mainstay of our high school since the 40’s. Sachem Street, Anawan, Arrowhead Drive, Indian Rock Drive, Saugus Ave, Seminole St, Tontaquon Ave, and Indian Valley will have to go in order to totally eradicate any hint that a moccasin ever set foot in our town. Those so-called do gooder’s want to remove all Native American nicknames and logos that they find offensive. What about our very own town named Saugus – and then, further down the river, what about the Saugus River? Will we have to cancel Lacrosse altogether as our Native American Indians invented the game? Claudia FoxTree has stated that all our beautiful signs highlighting the face of an Indian, our Town Seal, our yearbooks, and our logos are disrespectful and offensive. Did we deliberately spend all that time and money to demean our Native American Indians? How does that make any sense? Further, does she mean we can’t play Cowboys and Indians any more or tell that age old joke; I can make you talk Indian? FoxTree gets all wrapped in words rather than intent and I find her words, calling out our signs, logos and yearbooks, totally offensive and disrespectful to all of us who honor and are proud of our heritage. calls will be made for positive COVID-19 results. These sites do close when it rains because of risk of test contamination. The state has indicated the site will remain open until further notice. “This information will be on the Town’s website and on the state’s website: https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ stop-the-spread?rgja#saugus“The Board of Health and the Saugus Health Department will continue to partner So, you ask, what is her intent? By chastising the honoring of our Native Americans, I find she one who is disrespectful to all that we, as Saugonians, hold dear and the question remains; does she truly believe that by removing any hint of Indian history in our town, she is the respectful one? In my opinion, quite the opposite. Maybe we should hold a powwow, smoke a peace pipe and establish a mutual respect platform for our American Indian culture as well. FYI: Claudia FoxTree-McGrath is a multiracial/multiethnic Native American whose father is Native American (Arawak-Yurumein) and mother is German (from Mannheim-Feudenheim). The Arawak tribe is from St. Vincent Island. Although she spent the first five years of her life in Germany and speaks German, she was born in Boston, has primarily grown up in the U.S.A., and been educated in Massachusetts, where she is active in the local Native American community. Editor’s Note: Janice K. Jarosz, a Saugus native and 1961 graduate of Saugus High School, is a longtime local writer who has deep family roots in her hometown. Her ancestors helped settle the town in 1812 and her great grandfather (Samuel Parker) sold property to the town for Town Hall. A proud Saugonian, she has worked on numerous community and civic projects over the years. She received the Woman of The Year Award during the 2008 Founders Day celebration because of her contributions to the betterment of the community. She is a former Town Meeting Member, a member of the Board of Selectmen and was the first chair of the Saugus Recycling Committee. She worked eight years as clerk of the Board of Selectmen. And for the last decade, she has been president of the MEG Foundation. Earlier this year, she agreed to return to the Board of Selectmen as an interim clerk following the sudden death of Wendy Reed. Much of the above article initially appeared in the Saugus High School Focus entitled “News” on February 14, 2007. with the state and are working on a planned response to the COVID-19. They are analyzing the data from the past couple of weeks and developing specific strategies to combat the spread through additional enforcement and intervention measures. We need to do whatever is necessary to keep ourselves, family, neighbors, and communities safe. Continue to wear your masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings, and continue to follow the CDC and MDPH guidelines.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 13 Warmer weather moves track meet outdoors, for the first time this season By Tara Vocino oys’ and Girls’ Saugus High School Sachems had their first track meet outdoors last Thursday night against the Winthrop High School Vikings. B Saugus High School coaches Robert Catinazzo, Amy O’Neill and Paul Doucette. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) The Saugus High School Sachems Boys’ and Girls’ Track Team members, shown kneeling, are Kristiana Ormond, Andrew Belyea, Christopher Bluette and Lindsey Tammaro. In the back row, from left to right, are Assistant Coach Paul Doucette, Girls’ Head Coach Amy O’Neill, Madi Femino, Co-Captain Jarod DeSousa, Kyle McLaughlin, Co-Captain Elijah Tapia-Gately, Co-Captain Amanda Waugh, Sarah Peacock, Jessica Bremberg and Boys’ Head Coach Robert Catinazzo.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on RADIO.COM” Download the free RADIO. COM app on your phone or tablet Listen online at: www. wmexboston.com Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators from the week of March 22-26. HELP BUSINESSES AND WORKERS (H 90) House 157-0, Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that supporters said will stabilize the state’s unemployment system and provide targeted tax relief to employers and workers. Provisions exclude Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from being taxed by the state in 2020; exclude $10,200 of unemployment compensation received by an individual with a household income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level from gross income for tax purposes; and create a mechanism ensuring all employees will be able to access 40 hours of paid sick time for any COVID-related issues, including testing positive, needing to quarantine or caring for a loved one. Other provisions waive penalties on unemployment insurance taxes; freeze unemployment insurance rates paid by employers and extend the state’s tax filing deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Businesses would also face a new surcharge, in the form of an excise tax on employee wages, through December 2022 to help repay interest due in September on the federal loans. “With more people getting vaccinated by the day, and our economy re-opening, this bill will bring much needed relief to small businesses, keep our essential front line workers safe, and target tax relief to lift up Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen low-income families who lost jobs during this pandemic,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport). “I’m proud to join my colleagues in supporting legislation that seeks to ease the economic burdens brought on by the pandemic,” said Rep. Bill Driscoll (D-Milton), House chair of the Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management. “The Legislature has a commitment to the commonwealth’s workers, and I am glad to see funds go to those who need it most during these challenging times.” “I am proud to vote for legislation that will support workers and advance an equitable recovery,” said Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton), Senate chair of the Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management. “In Western Massachusetts, main street businesses and nonprofits are the foundation of our economy and rightfully targeted for relief in this bill.” “The House and Senate enacted legislation to make important updates to our state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which has provided an economic lifeline for so many families in need,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Our actions today will prevent a sharp increase in rates on our businesses, help stabilize the fund over the longer term, provide tax relief to lower income jobseekers and ensure that needed jobless benefits continue to flow.” “Massachusetts employers faced a significant increase in their unemployment insurance costs, with employers’ experience rates scheduled to jump from $539 to $858 per worker this year,” said Republican House Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-Nor th Reading). “This legislation mitigates that increase by freezing the rate schedule. Restaurants and small businesses, already struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, secured federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep their businesses afloat and save employees’ jobs during the pandemic faced a collective tax bill of $150 million. This legislation will make sure their forgiven loans will not be subject to state taxes.” “Hundreds of thousands of people received benefits last year without taxes being withheld,” said Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), Senate chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “They have no idea that they owe taxes on those payments and are going to be hit hard in April. The bill will give them more time to pay taxes owed, eliminate usual penalties, and most importantly create a tax exemption for our most vulnerable families.” “Over the past year, thousands of Massachusetts workers have lost pay, or even lost their jobs, because they needed to stay home from work due to COVID symptoms, or to recover after receiving a vaccine,” said Steve Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Countless other workers have gone to work even when they might be sick because they can’t afford not to get paid. Workers need Emergency Paid Sick Time today, and we urge Gov. Baker to sign this critical legislation immediately.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of March 22-26, the House met for a total of eight hours and 54 minutes while the Senate met for a total of eight hours and 56 minutes. Mon. March 22 House 11:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Senate 11:09 a.m. to 6:47 p.m. Tues. March 23 No House session No Senate session Wed. March 24 No House session No Senate session Thurs. March 25 House 1:02 p.m. to 2:11 p.m. Senate 1:18 p.m. to 2:36 p.m. Fri. March 26 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 15 GRABOWSKI’S | FROM PAGE 2 in that way. It was logically absurd, to be frank. If I snapped my fi ngers right now and had the hundred most mechanically inclined people on earth appear before me, many of them would not speak English. And those who do, it would not be their fi rst language. The comment itself was harmful.” With the School Committee preparing to select a new leader of Saugus Public Schools to replace School Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr., committee members “have to be above reproach” in their conduct and comments, according to Fisher. In considering a candidate where English is their second language, the latest controversy “just feeds into the beast.” “This could have been taken care of with an apology.” School Committee Member Joseph “Dennis” Gould: “When we had the meeting 1. On April 2, 1827, Joseph Dixon fi rst manufactured what writing instrument in Salem, Mass.? 2. Which has more bones, a cat or a human? 3. April 2 is International Children’s Book Day, marking the 1805 birth of what Danish author of fairy tales? 4. What type of seaweed is traditional in sushi? 5. On April 3, 1934, what author of “My Life with the Chimpanzees” was born? 6. What Spanish novel is thought to be the all-time best-selling novel? 7. In 1923 what poet wrote in “Tulips & Chimneys” “...the world is mud-luscious... and...puddle-wonderful...”? 8. What popular Easter candy was the fi rst candy to be sold by weight? 9. On April 4, 1932, Prof. C. Glen King in Pittsburgh isolated vitamin C from lemons, helping to prevent what disease once common among sailors? 10. For the White House easter egg roll race, what is used to roll the eggs? 11. About how long does it take for a hen to lay an egg: six hours, 12 hours or 24 hours? 12. April 4 is Hug a Newsman (or Woman) Day; what newsman said, “And that’s the way it is”? 13. How are “The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin,” “The Tailor of Gloucester” and “The Fairy Caravan” similar? 14. On April 5, 1858, what founder of the world’s largest mail order seed company was born? 15. What is another word for the number zero? 16. On April 6, 1896, the opening of the fi rst modern Olympic Games was celebrated in what city? 17. What Scandinavian country is known for having over three million saunas? 18. On April 7, 1933, prohibition of what was repealed in the United States? 19. Who wrote the poem “Daffodils”? 20. On April 8, 1820, what sculpture was discovered on the Greek island of Milos? ANSWERS with Mr. Grabowski, I was hoping he would show some remorse. I was hoping he would say, ‘You know, I screwed up. That’s not what I meant. I meant this. I was wrong. I will apologize to the person I offended. I wouldn’t go back, barging into Dr. DeRuosi’s offi ce anymore.’ “What he did was double down – that’s where he lost me. I respect Arthur for his service. He’s done a lot of good for the town. He’s got a lot of intelligence for the School Committee. But I can’t support him on this matter. “What he said was racist, plain and simple. And the fact that he won’t own up to that – I support you, chairman, in asking for his resignation. And in lieu of that, because we don’t have the authority to force him to resign, I would hope you strip him of all his committee memberships.” School Committee Chair Whittredge: “We have a large ELL population and their parents and their families. And a lot of them do not feel secure. And a lot of them do not feel accepted. We’re supposed to create an inclusive and safe environment for all kids – not just the ones who speak English. 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Grocery stores: Many locally owned grocery stores off er senior discount programs, as do some chains like BI-LO, Piggly-Wiggly, Fry’s Food Stores, New Seasons, Fred Meyer, and Hy-Vee, which off er discounts on certain days of the week, but they vary by location. Travel: American, United and Southwest Airlines provide limited senior fares in the U.S. to passengers 65 and older, while British Airlines off ers AARP members discounts of up to $200. Amtrak provides a 15 percent discount to travelers over 62. Most car rental companies give discounts to 50-plus customers or those who belong to organizations like AARP. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity and Carnival cruise lines off er discount rates to cruisers 55 and over. And, most hotels off er senior discounts, usually ranging from 10 to 20 percent. Entertainment: Most movie theaters, museums, golf courses, ski slopes and other public entertainment venues provide reduced admission to seniors over 60 or 65. And the National Park Service off ers a lifetime senior pass for those 62 and older for $80 (see nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm). Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. 1. Lead pencils (He built a lead pencil factory and became the largest manufacturer of graphite products in the world.) 2. A cat 3. Hans Christian Andersen 4. Nori 5. Jane Goodall 6. “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes 7. E.E. Cummings 8. Jelly beans 9. Scurvy 10. Spoons 11. 24 hours 12. Walter Cronkite 13. They are books by Beatrix Potter. 14. Washington Atlee Burpee 15. Cipher 16. Athens 17. Finland 18. Beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight 19. William Wordsworth 20. Venus de Milo

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 17 GARDENS | FROM PAGE 9 the Easter bunny’s less well fed relatives are nibbling on the tips of bulb foliage – especially crocus and tulip. The earliest daff odils and other bulbs to fl ower will be on south-facing sunny areas against a wall that refl ects heat. The stone wall under the sign at East Saugus United Methodist Church is a good example. These are a tiny daff odil variety – as a rule of thumb, the shorter the daff odil variety the earlier they are likely to bloom. While lilies may be the fl oral symbol of Easter for many, daff odils and pansies are the most signifi cant reminders of the season for others. In addition to the familiar daffodil, smaller geophytes are popping up all over. They seem to epitomize the Latin verb “Resurgam,” a popular motto which means “I shall rise again.” Those YELLOW BEAUTIES OF SPRING: Daffodils in bloom at East Saugus United Methodist Church. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) walking or driving along Denver Street may get a special treat this week to see a lawn with large areas of royal blue and white, with occasional spots of various shades of purple. Most of the fl owers are Siberian squill (Scilla sibirica), including the white flowering variety (Scilla sibirica alba), but there are also purple crocuses blooming here and there among them, and patches of Glory-of-the-Snow (Scilla luciliae, until recently classifi ed as Chionodoxa luciliae). The fi rst bulbs must have been planted long before the current residents moved into the garden and multiplied over the years – a gift from the past to the future! Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection, placement of trees and shrubs, and perennials. She is also a member of the Saugus Garden Club and off ered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking. FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured Office/Commercial Space for Lease “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior 3 Large rooms, each with walk-in storage area. Ideal for Law Office or Aerobics Studio. Like new condition. Second floor elevator direct to unit. Seperate entrances - New Baths - Large Parking Area. On MBTA Bus Route #429. Located on Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza Rte. 1 South 425 Broadway Saugus Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 8 Marblehead produced 14 more points over the final 24 minutes to account for the final result. The win improved the Magicians to 3-0 while the Sachems fell to 0-3. Through their first three contests, the Sachems have been outscored 98-20. They hope to reverse that trend when they resume play this Saturday morning against the Salem Witches, who are also winless through three games. The contest is a scheduled 10 a.m. kickoff at Phillips Park in Swampscott. THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 11 Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “In addition to the slight change in location, the library has made it easier for its patrons to retrieve their items. Instead of waiting for a librarian to place your item on the Kyle Surette (#21) talks with his teammates during a timeout. table, we’ll place all scheduled holds on a table in the Taylor Street hallway. All you’ll have to do is walk in (one at a time, please, and don’t forget to wear a mask!) and retrieve the bag with your name on it. The library also provides remote printing pickup and take & make crafts from the Taylor Street hallway.” “And should you need assistance, a librarian will be standing by near the hallway to help. “Fast, simple, and easy!” For more information on this and other services, visit http:// www.sauguspubliclibrary.org Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in Eric Miniscalco (#2) and Drew Gardner (#22) attempt to bring down a Marblehead player. your feedback. It’s been over five years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15to 20-minute interview while practicing social distancing outside a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee. Or, if you prefer to be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation copes with the Coronavirus crisis. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA

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