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Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Two veteran Fire Department members promoted (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued this week by Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree’s Office.) T own Manager Scott Crabtree and Saugus Fire Chief Michael Newbury this week announced the promotions of dine drink gather enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 5 HIGHWAY SOULS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT Saturday, April 6 two veteran members of the Saugus Fire Department: Lieutenant Damian Drella and Acting Lieutenant Paul Eaves. The officers were sworn into their new roles on Thursday, March 21, at Saugus Town Hall, with members of the department, Town Hall staff, family and friends in attendance to show their support. “It is an honor and a privilege to promote these two public safety officials, and I want to congratulate them and their families,” Town Manager Crabtree said. “I am confident that LieuIN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 12 FUNBUCKET Saturday, April 13 The Ultimate AD/DC Experience DIRTY DEEDS tenant Drella and Acting Lieutenant Eaves will excel in their new positions and continue to serve our Town to the best of their abilities.” Drella has been a member of the Saugus Fire Department since 1991. Prior to that, he was a dispatcher from 1987 until 1991. Also a photographer, Drella photographs the fire department’s fire investigations. Eaves served as a firefighter in the Saugus Fire Department from 2011 until his promotion to Acting Lieutenant. Eaves is also in the United State Army, working within the intelligence field. Both Drella and Eaves are EMTs. GETTING PROMOTED: Left to right, Saugus Fire Chief Michael Newbury, Acting Lieutenant Paul Eaves, Lieutenant Damian Drella and Town Manager Scott Crabtree at Saugus Town Hall following a swearing-in ceremony for Eaves and Drella. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) “I appreciate all the effort they’ve all put into their careers and sacrifices they’ve made to get to these posiIN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 19 BACK TO THE 80'S EXCLUSIVE AREA APPEARANCE! Saturday, April 20 THE BLUSHING BRIDES ASSESSOR | from page 1 But Crabtree said he plans to take advantage of Keohan’s expertise to provide a smooth transition for the new Deputy Assessor Michelle Branciforte, who began work on Monday. The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 26 NO SHOES NATION “We’ll have Ron staying on as The Ultimate Kenny Chesney Tribute Experience! 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com a consultant the first year and to help set the taxes,” Crabtree told the Finance Committee Wednesday night. “Ron is going to definitely help us out with the transition,” he said after the meeting. At the same time, Crabtree talked enthusiastic about his latest hire. “She comes here with extensive years of experience,” the town manager told The Saugus Advocate. tions … I’m proud of them and I think they’re going to fill their new roles very well,” Fire Chief Newbury said. Crabtree elaborated on his confidence in Branciforte in a statement issued by his office yesterday. “I am pleased to welcome Michelle as the Town’s new Deputy Assessor, and I think she will be a good fit in her duties and responsibilities with the Board of Assessors,” Crabtree said. “Michelle holds an excellent skill set for this technical role. I am confident that her extensive experience and knowledge of assessing will make her an asset to the Town,” the town manager added. Branciforte comes to Saugus from the Town of Newbury, where she worked six years as that community’s Principal Assessor. Previously, she worked as administrative assessor for the Town of Middleton. Her experience in municipal government also includes for the Town of Manchester By The Sea -- three of those years on the Board of Assessors. As Deputy Assessor, Branciforte will be responsible for reporting to the Saugus Board of Assessors and others within the organization. She will perform administrative, technical and supervisory work related to the valuation of all residential, industrial and commercial real estate and personal property within the Town and in accordance with the Department of Revenue regulations, according to the statement issued yesterday by Crabtree’s office. Branciforte will also be responsible for providing related financial information, analysis and consultation with other financial offices within the town, management of activities of the Assessors’ office, including inspections, staff, records, systems, budget among other duties. Branciforte holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from SUNY (State University of New York) at Stony Brook, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Branciforte, a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (M.A.A.), has also excelled in numerous courses and exams in the assessing field, including Sales Approach to Value, Income Approach to Value, Cost Approach to Value and Mass Appraisal. “I am very excited to be here, and I am fortunate that Ron is here to train me and assist in the transition,” Branciforte said in the statement issued by Crabtree’s office. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the community and to doing my job benefitting the Town and the residents of Saugus,” she said. Branciforte is scheduled to meet members of the town’s Board of Assessors at a meeting set for Monday. “Michelle will be a great fit for the Town of Saugus, the Assessors office, and the community,” Board of Assessors Chair Mike Serino said. “I am looking forward to working together and accomplishing all that we can for the taxpayers of Saugus,” he said. Keohan has been the town’s deputy assessor for the past 13 years.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 3 former President of the Saugus Educators’ Association. In July of 2013, he was appointed Humanities Director for grades 6 to 12 for the Saugus Public Schools. For the 2013-14 school year he served as full-time Humanities Director, working between the Middle School and the High School. In July of 2014, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Principal and Humanities Director. Several months later, he was appointed Acting Principal at the High School, a position he served through the end of the 201415 school year, June 30. He reASKS | SEE PAGE 5 A NIGHT OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AT THE LIBRARY: Brendon Sullivan, the executive director for curriculum, instruction and accountability at Saugus Public Schools, was on hand in the Children’s Room at Saugus Public Library on Tuesday night to greet parents and answer questions about programs and learning opportunities for students. ASKS | from page 1 and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Merrimack College in 2001. He received a double master’s degree from Salem State with a master’s in English and a master of the Arts in Teaching. He also has a certificate of advanced graduate study in administration from American International College. Sullivan began his education career for Saugus Public Schools in the fall of 2001, spending his first 12 years as an English teacher at Saugus High, where he has spent his entire career. He is a “AFCNS is an incredibly important part of our lives. Not only are they a strong support system, but we had no idea we could get paid for the caregiving we provide our son every day” Linda and Jim, Caregivers to son, Derek 978-281-2612 AdultFosterCareNS.com Celebrating 18 Years $3.39 $2.55 GALLON GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 You deserve more than a job. You deserve an Encore. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Explore thousands of fulfilling careers. You deserve an Encore. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 ~ Letters to the Editor ~ Page 5 A reader’s response Dear Editor, My letter is in response to Rick Nelson’s “Letter to the Editor” on 3/29/19. In his letter he alerted readers to a Superintendent/School Committee endeavor to privatize school custodians in the Town of Saugus. In the midst of building a new high school, relocating other students and teachers in other schools, dealing with declining test scores and the entire long list of things in need of attention, we find the Superintendent and School Committee choosing to deal with the necessity of privatizing our school custodians. At a time when the experience of our custodians will be of such value to teachers and students in the midst of such transition, they deem this of paramount importance. Timing aside, I have to think WHY we need to take on this particular group of workers who show up every school day to ready the school for the arrival of the public school children and teachers and staff. The list of daily occurrences/ requirements is so varied. I reASKS | from page 3 turned to the split position as Assistant Principal and Humanities Director on July 1, serving there until last July, when he was appointed to his current position. Sullivan and his wife, Bethany, a Revere native, live in Amesbury with three young sons who are nine, seven and four years old. Many of his family members still live in Saugus. Some highlights of the interview follow. Q: Tonight is Title 1 Night? Please tell me about it. What makes it special? A: So tonight is really about family engagement and is sponsored by the Title 1 folks. We have 10 elementary Title 1 teachers here in the district; they work 19.5 hours and get funded through our Title 1 grants from the federal government. So, they put this night together. They get all the credit. They did all of the heavy lifting. They work with the library to arrange the date. They coordinate with the library to make sure that the stations work. They came over here early today to set everything up. They reach out to Wheelabrator and coordinate with Wheelabrator to get the water bottles and prizes. There were some things that we needed to order and for that we use Title 1 funds. Q: So, who are the teachers member the custodian at the Ballard School who seemed to be everywhere – I thought he might be twins – inside and outside, upstairs/downstairs, At least once a week, there was one student who got sick and would vomit in the hallway. Like magic, the custodian with his mop and bucket would show up. So I guess my thought is why do we need to take the voice away from a group who individually would have none. What is the advantage of targeting this particular group of people? I believe Rick Nelson is correct in asking what group will be next. Teachers of Saugus, where is your voice? You know the value of the custodial services in Saugus. You know the value of being a part of a Union that speaks for you. Parents of Saugus schoolchildren where your voice is – you know the value of having a custodial person in your child’s school who works to make your child’s space a safe environment and a good experience. we are talking about here? A: Title I Teachers working the event are Jean Swanson, Kathleen Gannon, Nella Juliano, Jenna Newhall, Sherri Rosenthal, Dana Shypula, Lenore Tomasone and Deborah Ward. There are two more Title I teachers who had conflicts and couldn’t attend last night: Cherie Shipulski and Catherine Mahoney Q: Who is the audience here? Who is the consumer? A: The audience for this – the people we are going after – are ASKS | SEE PAGE 6 I for one, applaud this group of workers. Union buster bullies will always be out there willing to always find ways to grant themselves more power at any and all levels. With the list of educational needs and requirements growing month to month, it seems that the Superintendent and School Committee can redo their to-do list and leave these workers and the Union that gives them a voice alone! Signed, Gini Pariseau Saugus, MA A heartwarming day at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Dear Editor: The Saugus American Legion Auxiliary Unit 210 recently hosted a bingo afternoon at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for 54 women and men veterans. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners. During intermission a melody of patriotic songs were sung along with some well-known ballads of the 40s and 50s. Refreshments of cookies, snacks and soft beverages were served by the Auxiliary. Attending were Bernice Dunn, Marie Marshall, Loretta Nicolo, Dorothy Bockus and Shirley Bogdan. It is always heartwarming to sponsor these events. 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You probably will not have the stats at your disposal to do your own calculations – relying on the newspapers, announcers and magazines for the value. They also calculate OPS+ to adjust the OPS for a park factor. OPS is for evaluating a player’s performance at the plate, but OPS+ is far more accurate when we factor in how difficult hitting in a particular park is. OPS+ is a good way to rank players who have switched teams by adjusting for parks and leagues. If you are a fantasy player, OPS is the better stat. Another stat used in baseball is ISO, isolated power. This is a measurement of the raw power of a hitter by considering only extra base hits, and the type of extra base hit into account. A player who goes 1 for 5 in a game with a double has an ISO of 0.200. A player with a triple has a value of 0.300; and a home run is 0.500. This can also be computed for a player’s contribution during the season. To do the calculation, count ASKS | from page 5 elementary students and their families: K to 5. Pre-K are more than welcome. Q: And it’s all of the schools? A: Yes. Our Title 1 grant for the district – all of our schools qualify – and all of our schools, schoolwide. Our Title 1 teachers, they work with the grade level teachers. They work with the reading specialists to make sure that all students get the support that they need. They might work in the school day with students who may need a little work at their grade level in reading or math. Q: You have a whole range of kids; you might have some smart kids as well as kids that need the most help all involved here? A: Well, the kids here tonight – it’s open to everyone in the district, so we have, hopefully, anyone who could make it in those grades, and the activities are really focused on the idea of that whole family involvement. And it’s great to have it at the library because the library is such an excellent partner to the schools; it’s such an excellent resource to the parents here in town. As I was mentioning earlier, it’s only April 2 right now, but we’re pretty much through the school year. High School closed their third term and we’re rapidly moving toward the end. We have a June 13 last day of school. We’re in April, but we’re still in New England, and it’s looking pretty good. We’ll be rolling out pretty soon with the schools and the reading specialists for the sumBill Stewart The Old Sachem extra bases divided by at bats or slugging percentage minus batting average. This stat proves great for evaluating a player because extra base hits often determine the outcome of a game. The ballpark factor is the runs scored by each team in the home team’s park and divides the figure by the runs scored by the team and its competitors in a team’s road games. As an example, in 2014 the Kauffman Stadium, home of the Royals, saw 642 runs scored and 633 runs were scored in Royals game on the road. Kauffman therefore has a park factor of 1.014. The last stat we will look at today is the Slash Line. It is used to bring the three batter stats together so you can further evaluate a batter. It lists a player’s batting average first, on base percentage second, and slugging percentage third. It is listed as BA/OPB/SLG. In 2017, José Altuve of Houston had a slash line of 0.346/0.410/0.547 as he won the American League MVP Award. Now you know how to evaluate batters when you see the statistics. Next week we will look at some defensive values to evaluate players in the field and many pitching stats. mer reading program. Q: This is the second year you have done this, right? A: Yes – here at the library. Q: What were the major benefits coming out of last year? A: One of the things was creating that connection between the parents and the schools and the library and their own involvement in their child’s education. And really, showing off all of the wonderful resources they have here at the library. Saugus is really fortunate to have such a great library. One, the space is just great for us to hold this program in rather than holding it in one of the four schools. It’s kind of a place that everyone in town can go. Everyone has access to it. They have a wonderful chilASKS | SEE PAGE 7

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 7 Two officers begin careers at Saugus Police Department (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s office.) T own Manager Scott Crabtree and Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti this week announced the appointment of two new police officers at the Saugus Police Department: Alison Cooper and Jean Carlos Giraldo. The officers were sworn into their new roles on Thursday, March 21 at Saugus Town Hall with members of the department, Town Hall staff, family and friends in attendance to show their support. “I am proud to appoint Officers Cooper and Giraldo to the Saugus Police Department … These officers’ extensive training and commitment to public safety will be a great asset to the Town, and I wish them the best success in their new roles,” Town Manager Crabtree said. Officers Cooper and Giraldo graduated from the Police Academy on Wednesday, March 20. Officer Cooper, who is from Saugus, worked as a dispatcher for the Saugus Police Department from 2014 until 2018 when she went into the Police ASKS | from page 6 dren’s collection and a wonderful children’s library staff. But also one of the benefits of being here that I want to message out is the involvement of the whole family in learning, so you can’t overestimate the importance of parents reading to their children, parents reading with their children. And I think a library gives so many resources to make that a reality. You want your kids to read different books. You like your children to read a variety of books, to try different styles and different authors. If you are buying all those on your own, that gets expensive very quickly, but the public library gives people the opportunity to read all of these things and turn them back in and take out a bunch more, so I think it’s a great partnership for us to get families involved and, hopefully, help get more people through the doors for them [the library]. Q: What’s the goal coming out of tonight? A: The goal really is – one, just to demonstrate, hopefully, to the kids and to the families that learning is something that happens all year round, all day long. It’s not confined to JOINING THE FORCE: From left to right, Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti, new Police Officers Alison Cooper and Jean Carlos Giraldo and Town Manager Scott Crabtree during a recent swearing-in ceremony at Saugus Town Hall. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) Academy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College. Officer Giraldo, also from Saugus, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UMass Boston and a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology. “I am happy to welcome Offithose six and a half hours here in the Vet [Veterans Memorial Elementary School], the Waybright [Elementary School], the Lynnhurst [Elementary School]. That it’s something that keeps going – and the library is a great resource and is something that will keep going through the summer months. And it’s something that the whole family is involved in. So getting that message out tonight is important. We have some prizes. We have some books. In the water bottles provided by Wheelabrator, they have a fun little math game. Getting fun things like that build math and literacy skills in the hands of kids, but in a fun way. That’s really the goal. Q: Some of the programs you developed from last year? A: Having done this last year, we’ve refined it and made some adjustments. We have a good sense of how many people would be here. 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But in the past, we were what they called a targeted-assistance district for Title 1, so at that time, when we did family engagement, it was really targeted on certain people. As the grant has opened up into school-wide, we’re able to fill these events out to involve more families. Q: So, this is for all families, not just targeted families? A: Yes, this is for all families. We’re trying to make sure that all of our families in town know about the resources that are available to them, and that’s why we are really highlight505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family ing the library. My personal opinion – public libraries go a long way to be an equalizing force for students in their education. Sometimes, the library provides resources (obviously books) that provide Internet access to help students gain access to information, which is really important. And Title 1 is really about making sure that we are doing what we can. Q: Is this program something that all school districts are involved in? A: All school districts that reIn House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today ceive Title 1 funds do family engagement. Title 1 funds come from the federal government. They go from the federal government to the State of Massachusetts, and they get divided out to the different school districts in Massachusetts, based primarily on size and economic demographics. And most school districts in the state receive some level of Title 1 funds. Obviously, your larger districts, they are going to generally receive more. But everyone who gets Title 1 funds, they do some level of family engagement and outreach, because I think that the federal and state governments understand that the parent involvement in their child’s education is crucial, so helping build that bridge between the school and the parents and families is an important part of the program. But everybody does it in a different way. This is the way that we have been doing it, and looking at it an hour into the program, I think it’s something we’re going to continue. Parents look happy, kids look happy and it seems like it’s been a great night. And we’ll start to think about some of the other events we can add along the way to complement this in the future. I’ve begun to have talks with people in other districts about things that they do to really build that schoolhome connection. Q: So, how many students did you expect here tonight? A: We estimated based on last year that we would have more than 100 students participate tonight, so I monitored how many kids were coming in. I ran off 150 copies of these sheets. For all of the students participating, they have to have one of the sheets. I am estimating around 120130 students participated. I printed 150 sheets, and only came back with about 10; however, I want to account for students who needed a second, or parents who took one – in all, a very successful night. Q: So, please tell me about the sheets. A: The sheets are for Literacy and Math Tic-Tac-Toe! The students visit at least three stations on their board to get three in a row. One they complete a station, they get stamped by a Title 1 teacher. Q: What are the stations that the students go to? A: There are nine stations. There’s bookmark making, math facts craft, exploring the new books and summer books section, tangram puzzles, spring poetry, math card games, one to read your new book with your grown-up, one for checking out the collection of e-books and one for building your own story. Q: So, did you get an idea from tonight? Did parents come up to you and make suggestions, like “Why don’t you guys do this”? A: No, nobody has come up to me with ideas yet. Most of them are at the stations with Title 1 teachers. I may hear from ASKS | SEE PAGE 9 arugula prosciutto and burrata cheese, goat arugula prosciutto, marinara, garden, chocolate and strawberries, fig and prosciutto, chicken bacon ranch, focaccia and mushroom. Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzaria also offers three Brazilian-style pizzas: Brazilian chicken catupiryz, Brazilian sausage and Brazilian Portuguesa. Plenty of appetizers, salads with focaccia, pasta dishes, soups and Brazilian plates round out the menu at Famiglia Fornaciari. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 9 Annual Town Meeting Proposals SAVE wants to greatly reduce use of plastic checkout bags and polystyrene food containers in Saugus By Mark E. Vogler T he Saugus Action Volunteers for The Environment (SAVE) have submitted two articles for next month’s Annual Town Meeting that if approved would attempt to keep certain materials from being incinerated at Wheelabrator Technologies’ trash-to-energy plant. One of the proposed articles called for the adoption of a “Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw” that would eliminate single-use plastic checkout bags that are distributed in the town while promoting the use of reusable bags. A second article submitted by SAVE called for the adoption of a “Polystyrene Food Container Reduction Bylaw” which would prohibit food establishments from dispensing prepared food to customers in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene foam. The two measures are among several articles received this week ASKS | from page 8 them afterwards. My goal is to do more outreach and get more feedback from parents on different things along the way. Part of the feedback we’re getting, too, is looking around and seeing what stations are drawing people in the most and what stations seem to students involved the most. Like the bookmarking station – that one, just looking from what I’ve seen – is very popular with the students. It’s hands-on. They can create something they can take home as a memento from the night. Other stations – like checking out the collection of the e-books – this one is really important. It’s important to the library; it’s really important to us; but it’s also important to get the messaging out to parents, so parents can see what is available in terms of not only what’s on the shelf that they can check out, but other books that they might request. The library has done a really good job with their e-books as far as what’s available. You might have a situation where parents are going on vacation and then download some e-books. And also, I think it’s great for parents to use the library to see what’s available to them. It’s kind of hard for them tonight when they’re chasing their little ones around. But when they come to the library on a regular afternoon, it’s good for them to be able to check out a book for themselves. You know, it’s by selectmen to be inserted on the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting set for May 6. While businesses that would continue to use plastic checkout bags and polystyrene foam would be the target of enforcement action, the respective articles mention that a purpose and intent of the measures is to reduce the materials that are being incinerated in Saugus. “Foam polystyrene food and beverage containers form a significant portion of the solid waste that adds to the tonnage being incinerated,” SAVE said in its article for the proposed Polystyrene Food Container Reduction Bylaw. “Polystyrene is not biodegradable or compostable, and is generally not recyclable,” it continued. The article for the proposed Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw noted that the production and use of thin-film single-use plastic checkout bags have “significant impact” on the environment, “increasing the amount of plastic that is incinerated in Saugus.” The proposal also blamed the plastic checkout bags for “contributing to the potential death of aquatic and land animals through ingestion and entanglement; contributing to pollution of the natural environment; creating a burden to solid waste collection and recycling facilities … clogging storm drainage systems; and requiring the use of millions of barrels of crude oil nationally for their manufacture.” These are highlights of both proposals: “Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw” Use Regulations: Thin-film single-use plastic bags shall not be distributed, used, or sold for checkout or other purposes at any retail store or grocery store within the Town of Saugus. If a retail store provides or sells checkout bags to customers, the bags must be recyclable paper bags or reusable checkout bags. Thin-film plastic bags used to contain dry-cleaning, newspapers, produce, meat, bulk foods, wet items and other similar merchandise, typically without handles, are still permissible. Enforcement: The responsibility of the Board of Health, which shall determine the monitoring process, which may be limited to responding to citizen reports. Penalties: noncriminal disposition fines: first offense, warning; second offense, $50 per day; third and each subsequent offense: $100 per day. Effective Date: Six months after approval of the bylaw by the state Attorney General’s Office, or Jan. 1, 2020, whichever is later. The Board of Health could exempt a retail store from the requirements for a period of up to six months upon a finding of undue hardship or if a retail store needs additional time to draw down an inventory of checkout bags. “Polystyrene Food Container Reduction Bylaw” Use Regulations: Food establishments are prohibited from dispensing prepared food to customers in disposable food service containers. Enforcement: The responsibility of the Board of Health, which shall determine the monitoring process, which may be limited to responding to citizen reports. Penalties: noncriminal disposition fines: first offense, warning; second offense, $50 per day; third and each subsequent offense: $100 per day. Effective Date: Six months after approval of the bylaw by the state Attorney General’s Office, or Jan. 1, 2020, whichever is later. The Board of Health could exempt a food establishment from the requirements for a period of up to six months upon a finding of undue hardship or if a food service establishment needs additional time to draw down an inventory of polystyrene foam disposable food service containers. whole extending reading to outside the classroom, making learning beyond. Q: As the curriculum coordinator for Saugus Public Schools, this is a big night strategically for you? A: I think this is an imporCHECKING OUT THE CRAFT ROOM: Brendon Sullivan, the executive director for curriculum, instruction and accountability at Saugus Public Schools, watches elementary school students make bookmarks on Tuesday night at the Saugus Public Library. important for parents to read to their children when they are little, and then it’s important to read with your children when they get older. But, at a certain point, they are going to become independent readers, so it’s important for children to see their parents reading at home so that reading does not become a chore. Q: How so? A: There will always be reading assignments. We try to encourage students to read 20 to 25 minutes a night or half an hour to build up that reading stamina. But I think it goes a long way if the student sees their parents reading and their parents being able to talk about the types of books that they like and the types of books that they check out from the library. One of the things that I talked with the children’s librarian about with summer reading – and summer reading really focuses on at the elementary level the American Revolution and the State of Massachusetts. And I’m working with some social studies teachers to try to come up with some ideas for parents: some books that they could read over the summer. If they want to have a conversation with their child about some topic in the American Revolution, they can each be reading their own book. And I think that reading outside of school piece has been a big focus not just at elementary, but all of our levels. I know my High School English Department, today they were kicking off their whole summer campaign. And they’ve done a great job, really spearheaded by teachers of revamping summer reading. They did it last year and it’s been carrying over to this year. They get teachers to pick out the books, and try to get students to sign up for the books, so it’s that tant night for us. I think this is a great night to get the families out and to get the families engaged, to get the families thinking about what’s available to them, Any night like this, I think is fun. I think the kids enjoy the chance to come out and see people they know from the schools. The Title 1 teachers are the stars. The kids know them. The kids are excited to see them. They might work with them or they see them in the halls, so that sort of thing is really important. The overall messaging of the family engagement piece, I think, is very important to them. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: We’re trying to promote literacy and math literacy – so having books, having games with dice or cards that they can take home with them and engage – that’s important to us. Dr. DeRuosi [Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr.) sees this as a very important piece to improving the school district. He’s kind of leading the charge for the schools in that family engagement piece. And we’re trying to do our part, and we get tremendous support from the town and the public library.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Lenten opportunities in Saugus (Editor’s Note: The following information was submitted to The Saugus Advocate by members of the Saugus Faith Community, to inform the public of church and faith-related events happening during the Lenten and Easter season here is Saugus. Please email mvoge@comcast.net for any changes or additions in these listings.) Sundays Book Club: 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish, April 7 Tuesdays Lent Bible Study: “Lent: The You Really Want To Bank at Members Plus. You just don’t know it yet! Gift of a New Creation, A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary” by Thomas L. Ehrich – 10:30 a.m.-noon, St. John’s, 8 Prospect St. Community Coffee Hour and Conversation: Panera Bread, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays Community Coffee Hour and Conversation: Dunkin’ on Hamilton Street, 10 a.m.-noon. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 3-4 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament. Thursdays Praying the Scriptures: 7-8 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish, April 11. Fridays Meager Meals: 5:30-7 p.m., April 5 and 12 at Blessed Sacrament (lower hall). Palm Sunday, April 14 10 a.m.: Palm Sunday – Je- FREE, No-Minimums Checking - Nearly 30,000 Fee-FREE ATMs - Low-Interest Loans & More! - FAST Online Account Opening & Loan Apps! memberspluscu.org 781-702-5969 Norwood Medford Square Dorchester Everett J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Irrigation Systems S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSLandscaping-Masonry.com 617-389-1490 Joe Pierotti, Jr. • Joe Pierotti, Sr. • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping sus Triumphal entry into Jerusalem at First Congregational Church–UCC Saugus. 10:45 a.m.: Palm Sunday Worship Service at Cliftondale Congregational Church. Easter Triduum Services: April 18, 19 and 20 Holy Thursday (April 18): 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer at Blessed Sacrament. 6 p.m.: Agape Meal (potluck) – St John’s. 6:30 p.m.: Maundy Thursday – Agape Supper at First Congregational Church–UCC Saugus. We will share a meal together, just like Jesus did at the Last Supper, listen to scripture readings and share communion together. The evening will end in the Sanctuary. 7 p.m.: Holy Thursday Service – Cliftondale Congregational Church. 7 p.m.: Service of Holy Eucharist with Washing of Feet – St. John’s. 7 p.m.: Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – Blessed Sacrament; Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 p.m. and Night Prayer at 10 p.m. Good Friday, April 19 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer at Blessed Sacrament. Noon: Mary’s Way of the Cross – Blessed Sacrament. Noon: Good Friday Service at First Baptist Saugus. 4 p.m.: Good Friday Service, Remembering the Crucifixion, at First Congregational Church–UCC Saugus. 7 p.m.: Good Friday Service – Cliftondale Congregational Church. 7 p.m.: Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – Blessed Sacrament. 7 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with Veneration of the Cross at St. John’s Episcopal. 7 p.m.: Service with communion at New Hope Assembly of God. Holy Saturday, April 20 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer at Blessed Sacrament. Noon-2 p.m.: Community Easter Egg Hunt – New Hope Assembly of God. 10 a.m.: Community Easter Party – Cliftondale Congregational Church. 7:30 p.m.: Celebration of the Easter Vigil – Blessed Sacrament. Easter Sunday, April 21, in Saugus 6 a.m.: Wilbert Seymour Jessamey Memorial Worship Service followed by breakfast; then the regular 11:00 a.m. worship service – First Baptist Church of Saugus. 6:30 a.m.: Community Sunrise Service – Vitale Park, Ballard Street. Easter Sunday: Join the Saugus Faith Community for its annual town-wide Easter Sunrise Service! Everyone is invited to celebrate Easter as a community as our local churches lead us through song, prayer and Scripture. In the event of rain, the service will be moved to Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. 7-9 a.m.: Easter Sunday Community Breakfast at First Congregational Church in Saugus. Donation: $6.50. 8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist – St. John’s 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist with Choir. 10 a.m.: New Hope Assembly of God. 10 a.m.: Easter Worship Service in the First Congregational Church–United Church of Christ in Saugus Sanctuary with a special time for children. 10:45 a.m.: Easter Sunday Worship Service – Cliftondale Congregational Church. Get great deals now on advertising rates: Call Jim at 781-983-6187 Publishing free every week in Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 11 Monday’s Special Town Meeting Town moderator Doherty says proposed moratorium may be the most-discussed article on the warrant By Mark E. Vogler T own Moderator Stephen N. Doherty says he thinks Article 4 – a proposed moratorium on multifamily dwellings – will get the most discussion at Monday night’s (April 8) Special Town Meeting. “It will probably be the most heavily debated of the warrant articles,” Doherty said in an interview this week. “I expect a number of people will be getting up to speak on both sides,” he told The Saugus Advocate. But after years of experience observing past proceedings of Saugus Town Meeting members, he added that articles that are expected to be the subject of intense debate often don’t turn out that way, while seemingly noncontroversial articles might draw considerable debate. Based on what he’s heard in recent days, Doherty said he expects Article 4 should receive plenty of discussion, though. The article – one of seven measures on the warrant called for by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree – would order that no new building permits be issued for the construction of multifamily dwellings consisting of three or more dwelling units in any zoning district in the town for a period of two years. The Special Town Meeting, which Crabtree said he requested to deal with a number of “timing issues,” is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday (April 8) in the second floor auditorium of Saugus Town Hall. This explanation is provided by the warrant prepared for the Special Town Meeting: “The reason for this temporary moratorium is that the Town is experiencing an unanticipated increase in the construction of multi-family dwellings and, as a result, the town is conducting an analysis and/or comprehensive study to determine the impact of said construction on police, fire, and emergency public safety, the school district, the water, sewer, and roadway infrastructures, and the safety of the general public.” The Planning Board has a meeting set for 6 p.m. today (Friday, April 5) in the Town Hall Annex Meeting Room to discuss the proposed building moratorium and other zoning articles proposed by the town manager. Those articles include the following: Article 5 would add a table of use and parking regulations for bed and breakfast establishments under residential category of the zoning bylaws. Article 6 proposes that the town add the following new definition of short-term rental: “an owner-occupied, tenant occupied or non-owner occupied property including, but not limited to, an apartment, house, cottage, condominium or a furnished accommodation that is not a hotel, motel, lodging house or bed and breakfast establishment. A Short-term Rental shall mean rooms being rented for a period of not more than thirty one (31) consecutive calendar days.” Article 7 seeks to delete the word “Unit” from the definition Lodging Unit and replacing it with the word “House” as to read: Lodging House. The entire “Lodging House” definition shall read as follows: “Lodging House: One or more rooms for the use of one or more individuals not living as a single housekeeping unit and not having cooking facilities. A lodging house shall include rooms in boarding houses, tourist houses and roomWE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! ing houses. No more than four roomers shall be allowed.” Meanwhile, the Finance Committee has already given a favorable review of three articles with funding requests totaling $840,000. They include the following: Article 1 seeks to borrow $310,000 to provide new concrete sidewalks, grass strips and granite curbing on one side of Highland Avenue. As part of the ongoing capital improvements to the town’s water infrastructure, the project includes replacement of about 1,000 linear feet of water line and a water main on Highland Avenue. This will improve water flow for the new Saugus Middle-High School under construction and will address concerns of residents who live in the neighborhood near the school. Article 2 seeks to borrow $500,000 for a comprehensive plan for reconfiguration of the space at Evans Park, including basketball courts, tennis court, security, parking, lighting, grading and drainage. TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 21

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 For History’s Sake H ere’s a few notes from the Saugus Historical Society that might be of interest to Saugus residents who share a passion for learning about their town’s past. “The Old Sachem” Bill Stewart will speak at the Saugus Historical Society Meeting next Wednesday (April 10), which will be held at the Saugus American Legion Hall (44 Taylor St. in Saugus). He will be speaking about the Saugus River from a different point of view – kayaking on the river and seeing the town from the water’s perspective. Bill is well known as he writes “The Old Sachem” column in both the Saugus Advertiser and The Saugus Advocate. He also teaches at Bunker Hill Community College and has an engineering degree and an MBA from Boston University. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and the general public is welcome free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Please note that the meeting is April 10, not April 17 as originally stated in the Saugus Historical Society Calendar. The Historical Society hopes that Saugus residents are enjoying the 2019 calendar. We are looking for historical pictures of the town for the 2020 calendar. If you have a picture or a few that you think Saugonians would enjoy seeing, we can have it copied and will consider it for the next calendar. Also, if you have a Saugus business and would like to be a calendar advertiser, we can send you a form for that. Looking for new board members There are still some positions open on the board slate of the Saugus Historical Society. Saugus residents who have an interest in local history are invited to consider joining the Saugus Historical Society board. Board members meet on the first Wednesday of each month. It is an all-volunteer organization. The Saugus Historical Society will hold its election for board members in May. Any Saugus resident who would like to discuss the possibility of joining the Historical Society board is welcome to call President Laura Eisener at 781-231-5988 or email ldeld@shore.net. Founded in 1928, the Saugus Historical Society’s purpose is to cultivate an interest in the history of the town and to collect and preserve all matter pertaining to the town’s history and citizenry. It is a 501c3 corporation which presents educational programs about local history. The popular Strawberry Festival is held each year on the third Saturday in June, and the society publishes a calendar (available at Town Hall, the Library and the Senior Center as well as well as a few other locations) with historic photographs of town sites, people and activities. Public invited to Saugus Middle-High School topping off ceremony next Friday (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office.) T own Manager Scott Crabtree, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Saugus High School Project Building Committee are pleased to invite Saugus children, residents, Town and State officials, employees and business owners to attend a topping off ceremony to celebrate the raising of the last steel beam on the brandnew, grades 6-12 Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Saugus Middle-High School. The ceremony for this historic construction milestone will take place next Friday (April 12) at 11 a.m. at the Saugus Middle-High School construction site, which is located on Pearce Memorial Drive. All guests should park in the Upper Parking Lot, which is located to the left as you enter Pearce Memorial Drive. Guests will be directed to a clearly delineated walking path from the Upper Lot, through Gate A, and around the building to the Route One side. Upon arrival attendees will be given the opportunity to sign their name on the building’s last steel beam, painted white, which will be erected following a brief ceremony. The beam will be adorned with an American flag and a tree, a custom that celebrates the construction process and is viewed as the first introduction of the building to the public. “The Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the School Building Committee, and I are thrilled to invite the community to attend this topping off ceremony for our brand-new Saugus MiddleA rendering of the new Saugus Middle-High School. A ceremony will be held next Friday to celebrate the final beam being put into place. (Courtesy Photo) High School,” Town Manager Crabtree said. “I encourage children, parents, Town and State officials, Town Meeting members, and residents to visit the site of our future Saugus Middle-High School on Friday, April 12 and help us celebrate this historic milestone in this exciting project that will dramatically benefit the community and its residents for decades to come.” Construction on the brandnew Middle-High School began last summer. Since then, approximately 5,100 pieces of steel weighing roughly 1,781 tons (or 3.56 million pounds) have been erected; approximately 14,600 cubic yards of concrete have been placed; roughly 22,000 square feet of roofing have been installed; and more than 85,000 laborhours have been worked. “I’m excited beyond belief to see this vision becoming a reality,” School Committee/Building Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith said. “I can’t thank the community enough for their continued support. It’s been a long time since the kids of Saugus were put first. This new, grades 6-12 MSBA Middle-High School and district-wide master plan solution is putting Saugus back on the map.” An overwhelming majority of Saugus residents voted to support a new, 21st -century education plan and MiddleHigh School and district-wide master plan solution that will continue to prioritize education within the community. Following the 71 percent approval vote on the new Middle-High School, the MSBA awarded Saugus a grant of up to $63.8 million to build the school, which will change the way education is delivered and help the school district achieve its goal to become a top-rated, Level 1 school district in Massachusetts. When complete, the new Middle-High School complex will total 270,000 total square feet, including a 12,000 squarefoot gymnasium and capacity for 1,360 students in grades 6-12. It will house state-of-theart science labs and technology classrooms, fine and performing arts classrooms and a 750-seat auditorium. In addition, plans include a new sports complex and outdoor track, walking paths, outdoor classrooms and student gardens. This district-wide master plan solution also calls for renovations to Belmonte Middle School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Following renovations, Belmonte will be established as an Upper Elementary School for grades 3-5, and Veterans will become a Lower Elementary School for pre-K to grade 2. Overall, the new, 21st -century education plan and MiddleHigh School district-wide master plan solution will: Facilitate the School District’s goal of moving from a Level 3 to a Level 1 school district. Allow the School District to provide fair and equal access to all students, enabling them to reach their highest potential and to continue to prioritize education. Maintain accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Address health and safety issues, including identified deficiencies in fire protection, sprinkler systems and ADA accessibility, ensuring that children are in the safest and most secure schools. “This new school, education plan, and district-wide vision will transform the way education is valued within this community. Most importantly, it will provide equal, equitable opportunities for students to access educational resources and reach their highest potential,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “We hope everyone will join us on Friday, April 12 to celebrate this enormous, historic milestone. This is a tremendous credit to Town officials and the residents of Saugus in supporting and investing in our children and educational system.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 13 Photo of the Month THE WAY IT WAS: This is the view of the Saugus Fire Department’s Central Fire Station, with its vehicles on display in 1932 on Hamilton Street. This is the April photo in the Saugus Historical Society 2019 Calendar (Photo Courtesy of Janice Jarosz and Marilyn Carlson) THE WAY IT IS: The old Central Fire Station still stands on Hamilton Street today, still in use by the Town of Saugus for storage and other purposes. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Saugus Youth & Recreation PROUD, YOUNG SAUGONIANS: The Town of Saugus Youth & Recreation Department’s 6th grade Travel Boys Division 2 Champions, after beating a tough Newburyport team, 46-41, for the Championship Win. From left to right, kneeling: Jayden Soper, Brayden Clifford, Jason Antonelli, Connor Bloom, Ryan Hartigan and Justin Pires. Standing, left to right, are Coach Jason Antonelli, Marcus Davis, Danny Shea, Cameron Soroko, Gael Garcia, Connor Kelleher, Giovanni Angelico and Head Coach Shawn Hartigan. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) Saugus resident spends winter break volunteering M ANCHESTER, N.H. – Saint Anselm College senior Samantha Delaney of Saugus co-led a volunteer trip to Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., during her winter break through the college’s Service and Solidarity Missions Trips Program. Delaney, a biology major, and her group of 12 students worked with Catholic Charities of Baltimore assisting children, the elderly, immigrants, people with intellectual or mental health disabilities and individuals experiencing homelessness. This winter break, 158 Saint Anselm students journeyed across the United States and abroad serving others. Trips took participants to Camden, N.J., Baltimore, Md., Salem, W. Va., Manchester, N.H., New Orleans, La., Winston-Salem, N.C., Philadelphia, Pa., Phoenix, Ariz., and Puerto Rico. The responsibilities of each group vary from site to site, but duties include home repair and construction, food service, hurricane relief, social justice and refugee resettlement. Run by the Office of Campus Ministry, the Service and Solidarity program has offered service trips during winter and spring breaks for 29 years – providing participants not only with the opportunity to serve others but also with an experience that further develops lessons learned in the classroom. Saugus resident Samantha Delaney, a senior Saint Anselm College, helped lead a volunteer effort in Maryland and Washington, D.C. as part of the school’s Service and Solidarity Missions Trips Program. (Courtesy Photo)

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Sachems baseball sport senior-laden group in 2019 By Greg Phipps W ith seven starters returning from last year’s team that made the Div. 3 North playoff tourney, the Saugus High School baseball team is looking for a deeper postseason run in 2019. Last season, the Sachems lost to secondseeded Lynnfield in the first round. In that game, they led late before losing a heartbreaker in extra innings. “Obviously, it was a disappointing way to end things, losing in the first round, but we were able to take a lot of positives from it, too,” third-year head coach Joe Luis told the press during the preseason. “To go up against a two-seed, have a lead going into the seventh and having a chance to win in extra innings made it a little easier to take the loss. But we want to improve on it this year, for sure.” All seven returning starters are seniors, led by catcher Jackson Stanton, shortstop Ronnie Paolo, first baseman CJ Graffeo and outfielders Russ Grant, Anthony Cogliano and Skyler Smith. Paolo, Stanton and senior ace Todd Tringale, who tossed a no-hitter against Stoneham last season and has already committed to play at UMass-Amherst in 2020, are this year’s co-captains. Luis admitted Tringale’s performance will play a major role in how successful the Sachems are on the field this spring. “He’s going to be huge for us, just like he was last year,” he said. “Having a guy like [Tringale] at the top of the rotation is huge because you know he’s The Sachems open their season Monday at Dracut. Luis said making the playoffs is once again the goal but he hopes his squad can advance further Jackson Stanton Todd Tringale going to come through every time you give him the ball. That helps the other guys relax and play a little looser.” this time around. “We want to win the week every week,” he said. “If we win two or three games each week we play, we’ll put ourselves in a great position at the end of the year.” SALUTING THE CHAMPS SALUTING THE CHAMPS: At Tuesday night’s (April 2) meeting, the Saugus Board of Selectmen honored the Saugus/Lynnfield Bantam Hockey Team for winning the 2018-2019 MA Bantam Tier II Championship. Members of the team and coaches stand with selectmen and Town Manager Scott Crabtree in the second-floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. The players receiving citations from the selectmen include Evan Fitzemeyer, Nick Hubbard, Manny Alvarez-Segee, Aidan Andrews, Jake McLaughlin, Dante Mauro, Ryan Ragucci, Brendan Powers, Nolan Drislane, Ben Sieve, Lucas Cook, Larry Graffeo, Danny Storella, Nate Alves, Markus Dennison and Drew Damiani. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 15 Lady Sachems softball team faces tough schedule this season By Greg Phipps F or the 2019 Saugus High School softball team, qualifying for the postseason for a fourth consecutive year is, of course, one of the objectives. But it won’t be easy, as the Sachems go up against some stiff competition both within and outside the Northeastern Conference (NEC). “Pretty much everybody we have on our schedule is state tournament–tested,” head coach Steve Almquist told the press during the preseason. “It’s going to be a tough year. There are no easy games on the schedule.” Almquist pointed out that the NEC is loaded with formidable foes, such as Danvers, Swampscott, Gloucester, Winthrop, Peabody, Beverly and Marblehead. Saugus isn’t scheduled to open its regM ore than two-thirds of this year’s Saugus High School boys’ lacrosse team are first-year players. So the returning members will be counted to provide the needed leadership to earn another trip to the playoffs. Finishing 8-8 and losing by 14 goals to Pentucket in the first round of last season’s Div. 3 tournament, the Sachems were hindered by discipline issues that led to player suspensions prior to that first-round playoff. “The attitudes have been really great so far. The energy has NORTH SHORE BLACK WOMEN’S ASSOC. TO HOST OPEN HOUSE – APRIL 17 T he North Shore Black Women’s Association will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 17, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Anthony’s (105 Canal St. in Malden). All interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Iodiah Henry at (617) 605-2528. been awesome,” head coach Rob Scuzzarella told the press during the preseason. “I think this core is embarrassed about the disciplinary things that happened last year. They’ve made it a point to eliminate that.” Just 10 of this year’s 33-player roster are returnees from last season’s squad. Scuzzarella is looking for the experienced players to set an example for the rest of the team. “The message to my older guys in the offseason is that we’ve made it to the tournament three times in the past five years,” he said. “We’ve been outscored 56-5 in those three tournament games. It’s time to take the next step: Start competing instead of just getting into the tournament.” Returning on offense are seniors Joe Cross and Dom Paolo, junior Mario Desimone and sophomores Andrew Cipriano and Nick DiVola. Defensively, senior players Nick Aiken and Jake Morgante and juniors Richie Mauro and Kyle Tammaro lead the way. Sophomore Derek Martineau takes over the goalkeeper chores. 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Scuzzarella said his team competes in the tough Northeastern Conferference all-star and team MVP Caitlyn Wood, a junior, will be counted on to perform, as well as sophomore returnee Alexa Ferraro, a second baseman, who batted over .300 last season as a freshman. Last year Saugus produced an 11-9 record and notched the 14th seed in the Div. 2 North tournament. They lost to Triton in the opening round. Almquist is confident this year’s team can make a reence and will be challenged in all of their games. “We need to start realizing that we don’t have any easy games at all. Our turn trip to the playoffs. “I feel very optimistic. I’m excited to see what [we] can do this year,” he observed. “A couple of [the players] had uncharacteristically off years last year. They’ve all worked hard. I think we’ll be a little more athletic this year, and we have some speed. It’s kind of a blue-collar team. 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Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Bruins legend Cam Neely in Saugus tomorrow! Salem Five couldn’t have picked a better way to celebrate the grand opening at its newest location – at 855 Broadway, Unit # 5 in the Avalon at Hilltop development.Hockey legend Cam Neely – the Boston Bruins Hall of Fame player who went on to become president and alternate governor in the Bruins executive offices – will be there to meet and greet from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, April 6). A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 9 a.m. Saugus prides itself as a hockey town. So, this is a great pick by Salem Five to officially open their new Route 1 branch office. Neely scored 50 or more goals in three different seasons for the Bruins and is also the team’s all-time playoff goal scorer with 55. Most amazing was his overall performance during the 1993-94 season when he missed 35 games. He went on to score 50 goals in 49 games. Neely scored 344 goals during 10 seasons with the Bruins and 395 goals overall during his 13-year NHL Career (three seasons for the Vancouver Canucks). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. If you’re a huge hockey fan and love the Bruins, 855 Broadway is the place to be Saturday morning. Another milestone celebration for the new school Don’t be surprised if you see people gathered around a Christmas tree or a tree flag at the construction site of the new Saugus Middle-High School next Friday (April 12). Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced at Wednesday night’s Finance Committee meeting that he’s planning a “Topping Off Ceremony” for 11 a.m. April 12 – a week from today. “They’ll be putting up the last beam,” Crabtree said. “It’s a community project and we’d like to have as many people come as possible … to celebrate the last piece of steel that’s going up.” It is a time-honored tradition in the construction industry to have a “topping off” celebration when the last piece of steel is installed. The purpose of the ceremony – which varies from project to project – is to memorialize the milestone for everyone who made the project possible. People might be signing their names to the last piece of steel that’s erected on the project. At least that’s the way some of these ceremonies are celebrated. Crabtree said he plans to put out an announcement soon about the event, which at this point has been set for next Friday. Stay tuned. An awesome, colorful sight at the library If you never scanned the entries of the annual “Books in Bloom” event at the Saugus Public Library, you don’t know what you’re missing: colorful, artistic and very creative exhibits that combine plants with books. This year’s event – sponsored by the Saugus Garden Club and the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library – is set for today (Friday, April 5) and tomorrow (Saturday, April 6) from 9 a.m. to closing. The two floors of the library will be beaming with all sorts of spring colors for the next two days, as the participants get creative by matching floral arrangements with books. They use flowers to interpret a book’s title, cover or theme. There are four categories this year: Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s Books and Young Adults. For more information, please contact Lorraine DiMilla (781233-7451) or Donna Manoogian (781-233-5640) of the Saugus Garden Club or stop by the library to see for yourself. Town Meeting is where it’s at We’re just a month away now until the Annual Town Meeting convenes (Monday, May 6). This will be the fourth one I’ve covered for The Saugus Advocate. But I’ve covered dozens of them in many communities in a newspaper reporting career that spans about 47 year. Back in 1975, as a cub reporter for the Portland Press Herald, I got to cover Town Meetings during the month of March in 11 small towns in the Sebago Lake area of Maine. Towns like Bridgeton, Fryeburg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Naples, Paris and China. Each community had its own character. The towns that held their meeting on Saturdays usually split up the morning and afternoon sessions with a potluck lunch. Women brought their knitting gear with them as they listened intently to the proceedings. I remember 90-year-old sisters in the tiny town of Sweden leading the charge in a stand against Central Maine Power, which threatened a trout brook with a transmission line it planned to run through the area. Small, but feisty and determined to protect their town, the sisters and the town of a couple of hundred people weren’t intimidated by the utility company. Then there were several communities out in the hinterland – far from Portland, the seat of Cumberland Country – who voted to “go to jail” rather than pay one dime toward the Cumberland County Civic Center that was too far away to benefit them. During my three years on Nantucket Island, there was always something interesting that came up at the Annual Town Meeting, too. The one common theme that was clear to me through all of these town meetings – Saugus included – was that most of the participating citizens took their civic duty pretty seriously and represented their constituents proudly. While Boards of Selectmen in these communities were the more glamorous and coveted political positions, it always seemed to me that the New England Town Meeting was the bedrock of local government. It’s the local Legislature that performs the most important task of all – passage of the town budget and zoning ordinances. Sure, selectmen meet more often and take a lot more votes on a variety of local matters. But none of them are more significant than passing a town budget. Anyone in town who is thinking about getting involved in local government by running for elective office should observe the Annual Town Meeting or Special Town Meeting (set for Monday night) proceedings – and then if still interested – run in the fall elections for one of the five Town Meeting seats in their precinct. Spend some time knocking on doors in the neighborhood, getting views from citizens about their local concerns and needs. And if elected, follow through on those concerns by addressing the town manager and the selectmen. If you lose, use it as experience and run again. Get involved with the Town Meeting members in your precinct by working with them on local issues, hopefully for the betterment of Saugus. Being a part of Town Meeting is a humane and noble pursuit, whether you’re a young, college-aged voter or a civic-minded senior citizen. Riverside Cemetery Spring Cleanup begins Monday The Town of Saugus Cemetery Department announces that spring grounds cleanup will begin at the Riverside Cemetery on Monday, April 8. The Cemetery Commission kindly asks members of the public to remove any personal and/or holiday/seasonal items from the grounds before the cleanup begins. All Veterans flags will be placed back on gravesites in May, prior to Memorial Day. For more information, please contact the Cemetery Department at 781-231-4170 or visit the office located at 164 Winter St., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saugus town-wide street sweeping begins Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Department of Public Works announced this week that the Town’s Annual Street Sweeping Program will begin on Wednesday, April 10, weather permitting. Sweepers will start in the area of north Saugus (Precincts 5 and 7) and work their way across town, working from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Residents are kindly asked to keep vehicles off the street when sweepers are in the area. Citizens may assist the Department of Public Works by sweeping their driveways or sidewalks into the gutter area prior to the program’s start. Keep in mind that street sweepers are unable to collect stones, branches, leaves or other foreign objects. In addition, residents are asked to be mindful that sweepers cannot pick up large piles of sand. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-2314143 with any questions. Open Meeting Law training next week If you – a concerned citizen or serious-minded member of the town’s local government – want to be better informed about the state’s Open Meeting Law, representatives of the state Attorney General’s Division of Open Government will be coming to a town near you next week. A free, two-hour training session (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) is set for Tuesday (April 9) in the Wiggin Auditorium in Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St. You do not need to live in the community hosting a training in order to attend. The Attorney General’s Office only asks that you register in advance so they will have materials for you. The regional training and webinar training dates are below and available on the Division of Open Government’s training website. Individuals interested in attending an educational forum are asked to register in advance by emailing OMLTraining@state.ma.us or by calling 617-963-2925, and providing: 1) their first and last names; 2) phone number; 3) email address; 4) town of residence; 5) the public body/organization they represent, if applicable; and 6) the location of the educational forum they will attend. It’s still pretty clear to me that more than a few citizens in town could benefit from this training. If your schedule is open early Tuesday, why not do a carpool to Peabody for the session. But register in advance. Compliments from the U.S. Census Bureau It’s not every day that you get a compliment from the U.S. Government. But I got a nice email this week from the U.S. Census Bureau to let us know that a recent story we did (“Saugus Public Library will host “Census Day” on April 1,” March 22 Saugus Advocate) got pretty good results. “Hi Mark, Wanted to let you know that the ‘Census Day’ recruiting session I held on April 1 was a huge success and I am sure it was due to the great story you put in your paper,” wrote Jim Messeder, a recruiter who reports to the Concord, N.H. Area Census Office and has been overseeing recruitment sessions in Essex and Middlesex Counties. He added, “I have conducted 15 of these sessions in Essex and Middlesex Counties over the past two months and the turnout in Saugus was almost triple the norm. Can’t thank you enough.” So, how many people showed up at the Saugus Public Library this past Monday (April 1)? “28 motivated individuals. The most so far was 11,” Messeder answered in a followup email. Well, I guess I’ll take that as a compliment. For those folks who didn’t attend the session at the library, there’s still time to sign up for a pretty good-paying, flexible job. You can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs. Calling all Democrats! The Saugus Democratic Town Committee will be holding its Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 28 at Bertucci’s on Route 1 North, Peabody from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost of the meal is $30.00 per person and will include spaghetti and meatballs, SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 17 SOUNDS | from page 16 ravioli, pizza, salad, rolls and a beverage. There will also be raffles which will benefit the Saugus Democratic Education Fund. RSVP by April 14. Please make checks payable to the Saugus Democratic Town Committee and mail to: Randy-Sue Abber 10 Lawndale Avenue Saugus, MA 01906 For more information contact Randy-Sue Abber at 781-2310877. A letter from the MassDOT to southbound drivers Dear Staff/Constituents/Patients (etc.): Beginning on April 1st, 2019 MassDOT will begin a two-year rehabilitation project of the Tobin Bridge and Chelsea Viaduct which together carry Route 1 through Chelsea, over the Mystic River, and into Boston. This project, known as the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation, will ensure that the elevated portions of Route 1 which have not been significantly rehabilitated since the 1970’s can continue to safely and efficiently carry passenger and freight traffic in and out of Boston. This vital project will have inevitable traffic impacts. To learn more and sign up to receive email updates regarding project progress, please see the attached fact sheet and visit: www.mass.gov/tobin-bridgechelsea-curves-rehabilitation-project www.mbta.com/tobinbridge Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team: Tobin-Chelsea@dot.state.ma.us. Lions Club looking for used glasses The Saugus Lions will be holding an eyeglass drive at all Saugus Public Schools during the month of April. April is Sports Eye Safety month. To all our Saugus athletes, remember to wear your protective eyewear to avoid eye injury. Please have your student bring any prescription glasses that are no longer used to their schools beginning April 1. The Lions collect used glasses, then distribute them to people who cannot afford to buy their own. We accept all glasses for adults and children. The Saugus Lions would like to thank the principals for allowing the drive to take place in their buildings. Help make your library better Saugus Public Library Director Alan Thibeault asked me to put the word out that he and his staff are seeking public feedback, loads of it if readers have the time to take a survey. So, I’ll let Alan do the talking: “How are we doing? What can we do better? “The Saugus Public Library is in the midst of gathering data to produce a five year strategic plan for public library services in Saugus. We value your opinion and need your input to produce the best possible plan. To accomplish this, we are conducting a survey concerning library services. We realize that everyone is busy this time of year and we don’t want to impose on your valuable time. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete and will be of immense help in guiding the planning process. “Copies of the survey are available at both our Reference and Circulation Desks. An online version of the survey can be found on the library’s Web site (www.sauguspubliclibrary. org) or in hard copy at the library’s main desk.” Alan, thanks you for your feedback. Notes from the Saugus Senior Center Sheriff Kevin Coppinger of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department will be here at the Senior Center on Tuesday, April 9 to discuss the working of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. He will explain what type of inmates come to their facilities, how the department work withs other agencies and what advancements they’ve made and successful projects they have completed. Most importantly, the Sheriff will discuss the reintegration process and the programs they have to help inmates succeed after incarceration. We are inviting approximateSOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 SOUNDS | from page 17 ly 15 high school students to attend this presentation. We are also inviting 15 of our seniors to attend. This will be a one-hour presentation with a pizza luncheon immediately following. Saugus Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr., Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem and Assistant Superintendent III Maurice Pratt of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, Saugus Senior Center TRIAD Committee, Shirley Bogdan, Mary Dunlop, Dottie Bockus, Saugus Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Roberto and Saugus Senior Center Director Joanne Olsen will all be in attendance. And then there’s the upcoming Home Game Luncheon. It will be Red Sox Day on Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30; to celebrate Opening Day At Fenway there will be a luncheon at the Saugus Senior Center. Hugh Kelleher will be here to sing and play keyboard for your entertainment. Trivia and prizes will all be part of this celebration. Thanks to Sue Palomba from MP Realty Group, here in Saugus, for sponsoring our ice-cream sandwiches. A brand new league of their own Selectman Scott Brazis told his colleagues at Wednesday night’s meeting that this year’s Opening Day festivities for Saugus Little Leaguers is going to be “groundbreaking” – especially the parade. Why? Some of his colleagues wanted to know. Because the Saugus American and National Leagues “have joined forces.” The newly-formed Saugus Little League has announced it will host its annual Opening Day Parade on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. This year, the Saugus National and Saugus American Leagues will march as one. Parade participants will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Oaklandvale School, which is located at 266 Main St. With a police and fire escort, the marchers will leave the Oaklandvale School at 9 a.m. and head north up Main Street. They plan to arrive at the Elks Field, which is located at 401 Main St., at about 10 a.m. in time for the Opening Day Ceremony. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen are expected to participate. Tom Whittredge, executive president of the Saugus Little League, says he’s expecting 300 players to participate in Opening Day. Saugus Ninety Nine helps “Have a Heart” The Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub on Route 1 in Saugus did its part in this year’s “Have a Heart” fundraiser benefiting Pine Street Inn. The restaurants teamed up to raise $118,500 overall. The Saugus location raised $2,049 in the annual fundraiser that took place from Feb. 18 to March 3,, with 100 percent of the funds raised going directly to New England’s largest homeless shelter. This year marks the 39th year of the successful partnership between the Ninety-Nine and Pine Street Inn and to-date it has raised over $4 million for the organization. This year was no exception with generous donations by guests at 50 restaurants across Eastern Massachusetts (and Salem, N.H.). Guests who purchased raffle tickets ranging from $2.00-$5.00 contributed to the cause with 100 percent of the raffle proceeds going directly to the Have a Heart fundraiser SAVE 2019 Environmental Scholarship available Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is offering a $500 Environmental Scholarship to Saugus residents of the Graduating Class of 2019. This is a scholarship for 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 2019 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www.saugusSAVE.org or www. saugus.org/SAVE or www.saugusSAVE.com. 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 describe how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please mail your application (postmarked by April 26, 2019) to: SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906 or email your application (no later than midnight on April 26, 2019) to: SAVE President Ann Devlin at adevlin@aisle10.net. Again, the deadline for applications is April 26, 2019. Saugus River Cleanup on Earth Day Join the Saugus River Watershed Council, the Lynn Conservation Commission, Bike to the Sea, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation for an Earth Day clean up along the Saugus River in Lynn and Saugus on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will work together to clean up Marshview Park in Lynn, areas along the Northern Strand Community Trail in Saugus, and the banks of the Saugus River in both Lynn and Saugus. Gloves, bags, tools, coffee, donuts and water will be provided. Please bring gardening tools and rubber boots if you have them. Directions: Check in at Marshview Park adjacent to the Saugus River on Boston Street in Lynn, directly across the street from the previous O’Brien’s and across the river from the previous Spud’s. In Memory of Pam Harris The Saugus River Watershed Council is now accepting applications for 2019 environmental scholarships. During 2019, the Saugus River Watershed Council (SRWC) will award one $500 Environmental Leadership Scholarship and one $500 Pamela Harris Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors graduating during the spring of 2019 and attending college next fall. This year’s recipients will be selected based upon commitment to environmental protection, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, and statement of personal commitment to protecting the environment. Financial need may be considered on a secondary basis among finalists. Applicants demonstrating commitment to public health aspects of environmental protection will receive preference for the new “Pamela Harris Memorial Scholarship.” “As a nurse, volunteer member of the Saugus Board of Health, and Saugus River Watershed Council Board Member, Pam was committed to improving public health for families in the Saugus River watershed by addressing even the most troubling sources of pollution,” said SRWC Program Coordinator Mary Lester. “We are extremely pleased to provide this scholarship to honor Pam’s tireless efforts to make a difference by protecting public health and promoting environmental stewardship,” said Lester. To be eligible applicants must live in one of the following 11 communities that are part of the Saugus River watershed: Saugus, Lynn, Lynnfield, Wakefield, Reading, Revere, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Peabody and Stoneham. Funds may be used for college tuition, books or fees. Applications must be emailed to marylester@saugusriver.org by Friday, April 12, 2019. The scholarship application form is available at http:// www.saugusriver.org/EnvironmentalScholarship.htm. Town sets Paper Shredding for Earth Day The Town of Saugus, in conjunction with North Shore Bank, will hold a Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, April 20, in celebration of Earth Day. During this free event, Saugus residents will have the opportunity to properly dispose of sensitive documents, such as taxes, bank records, pay stubs, utility bills and hospital bills, in an eco-friendly manner. Files will be shredded on-site in a mobile paper shredder and then recycled. In Massachusetts, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars are spent each year burning paper and recyclables that could have been recycled. Once again, the Town is honoring Earth Day by encouraging residents to shred and recycle those personal documents. The Paper Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Residents are encouraged to call Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. CHaRM Recycling DropOff Site opens soon The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 pm., beginning on Saturday, April 13. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. There is no preregistration or fee required to enter the site; however, proof of residency is required. At the CHaRM center, the SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19

S THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 SOUNDS | from page 18 Page 19 Arbor Day Program, Tuesday, 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. Additional acceptable items include the following: TVs and How SSI Can Help Low-Income Seniors and the Disabled Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something he may qualify for. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly cash benefits to people that are disabled or over 65 based on financial need. Currently, more than 8 million people are receiving SSI benefits. Here’s what you should know. Eligibility Requirements To qualify for SSI your dad must be either age 65 or older, blind or disabled, and must be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident. He must also have limited assets and income. His assets must be less than $2,000 or $3,000 for couples. This includes cash, bank accounts, other personal property, and anything else that could potentially be converted to cash. His home, household goods and one vehicle, along with life insurance policies and burial funds valued under $1,500; do not count towards countable assets. The income limit to qualify for SSI, however, is much more complicated. Countable income includes wages or any other kind of money your dad earned from working, plus money he gets from other sources like unemployment, Social Security retirement, or gifts from friends, but also, free food or shelter. In 2019, the SSI allowable income limit is $771 a month for an individual or $1,157 a month for a couple. So, if your dad’s countable income is over the SSI allowable limit (this is based on a complex set of rules and calculations – see SSA.gov/ssi/ text-income-ussi.htm) he would not qualify. But if he’s under it, he would qualify for some benefits depending on his countable income. To help you determine if your dad is eligible for SSI, help him take the Social Security Administration’s benefits screening test at SSAbest.benefits.gov. This online questionnaire takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and screens for a variety of benefits, not just SSI. You should also know that most states – except Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota and West Virginia – supplement the federal SSI payment with payments of their own. In some of the states that pay a supplement, your dad may qualify for the state payment even if he doesn’t meet the federal SSI eligibility criteria. How to Apply If you think that your dad is eligible for SSI, call 800-772-1213 and set up an appointment to apply at his local Social Security office. To help make the application process go quickly and smoothly, your dad should bring his Social Security number; birth certificate or other proof of age; information about the home where he lives, such as his mortgage, or lease and the landlord’s name; payroll slips, bank books, insurance policies, burial fund records and other information about his income and the things he owns; his proof of U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen status; and if he is applying for SSI because he is disabled or blind, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of doctors, hospitals and clinics that have information related to his condition. For more information visit SSA.gov/ssi or call Social Security at 800-772-1213 and ask them to mail you a copy of publication 11000 “Supplemental Security Income (SSI).” You can also read it online at SSA.gov/pubs/EN-05-11000.pdf. Other Assistance Programs Depending on your dad’s income, needs and location there are other financial assistance programs that may be able to help him like Medicaid, prescription drug assistance, food stamps and energy assistance. To find out what he may be eligible for go to BenefitsCheckUp.org. This is a free, confidential Web tool that contains more than 2,500 programs. 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. computers (up to three per year per address); bulky rigid plastic items, such as toys, laundry baskets, Rubbermaid trash barrels, 5-gallon pails; 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. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Town compost site reopens April 13 The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning on Saturday, April 13, 2019. 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 at the Department of Public Works and at the Inspectional Services Department located on the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St.). Stickers may also be purchased at the compost site, by check only. Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of 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 three inches in diameter are permitted. Entry to the compost site without a sticker will not be allowed. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library for people of all ages, from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: Spring Planting, Tuesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. Plant spring flowers and then take one home. Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skill with structured storytime. Keeping Us in Stitches returned recently. It will continue every second and third Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.; Grade 2 and up; older children can learn to sew using needle, thread (and maybe a sewing machine) with teachers Miss Joyce and Miss Margie. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This program, which is sponsored by the Coordinated Community Engagement Grant, runs from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. It’s recommended for children ages three through five. Poetry Contest! This is open to students in grades 6 through 12. Drop your poems off at the reference desk during the month of April. Celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting as many poems as you like. Winners will be notified at the beginning of May. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place. Winners will receive a poetry journal and a set of 18 fine-point colored pens. Creature Teachers – Animals Around the World: Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., ages three and up. New England Aquarium, Tidal Pools Alive! Thursday, April 18 (Spring Break). Three sessions, registration required: 1:30 p.m., ages three to five; 2:30 p.m., ages six to eight; 3:30 p.m., ages nine to 12. Empow Studio’s Digital Animation Workshop, Monday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. Empow Studio instructors work with students to develop storytelling skills, learn animation software and capture the action of movies; children ages eight and up. Registration required. April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Join Ms. Joyce to celebrate trees – story and craft – ages four and up. Homework helpers at the library The Saugus Public Library is again partnering with the Belmonte Middle School to offer free, drop-in tutoring and homework help twice a week to the town’s elementary school students to help foster strong academic and study skills outside of school hours. Members of the Junior National Honor Society from the Belmonte Middle School will work with students in the library’s Community Room on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3 to 5 p.m. Under the program, which has received rave reviews in town, the elementary school students get help while the Belmonte students get credits for community service. No registration is required, but students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain on library grounds while the student is receiving homework assistance pursuant to an unaccompanied minors policy. This program is open to students in grades K-5. The subjects students can get help with include math, science, grammar, reading, social studies and geography. Hey parents, here’s some help if your child needs it. Of Veterans’ interest Veterans Services Officer Jay Pinette has passed along information on the following event outside of town that local veterans may be interested in: a Veterans Career Day set for Greater Boston veterans with Harvard University students. The students will volunteer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 12 to support professional development of Boston veterans. Attendees must preregister no later than April 10. 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Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local legislators’ votes on roll calls from the week March 25-29. $8 MILLION FOR FAMILY PLANNING PROVIDERS (H3638) House 140-14, Senate 335, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill to provide up to $8 million for family planning providers. The Trump administration recently announced it would no longer direct federal funds which support family planning services for low-income residents, toward any clinic that provides, refers or offers counseling on abortions. The $8 million would be used to replace whatever funding Massachusetts clinics lose under the new Trump rule which also faces a legal challenge from 21 states, including Massachusetts, but will go into effect in May if it is not blocked in court. “Once again, where Washington falls short, we in the commonwealth are ready and willing to step up and fill the needed gap,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chair Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston). “We cannot allow people’s health care to be put at risk because of the narrow-minded politics of the Trump administration. Today, we are taking the first step to put a stop to this.” Michlewitz noted that an estimated 75,000 Massachusetts residents, most of whom earn less than $30,000 a year, would be impacted by the cut in federal funding. “This action by the House is nothing but a giveaway of our tax dollars to the abortion business,” said Chanel Prunier, executive director of the Renew Massachusetts Coalition which opposes the funding. “The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts makes over $250,000 annually, and they spend millions each year on political advocacy and campaign efforts. So why are our taxes making up for their funding shortfall?” (A “Yes” vote is for the $8 million. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Rep. Donald Wong Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes Yes Yes BAN CONVERSION THERAPY FOR ANYONE UNDER 18 (S 2187) Senate 34-0, approved a bill that would prohibit psychiatrists, psychologists and other health care providers from attempting to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of anyone under 18. Conversion therapy exposes the person to a stimulus while simultaneously subjecting him or her to some form of discomfort. The therapy is primarily used to try to convert gays and lesbians to be straight. The House has approved its own version of the bill and the Senate version now goes to the House for consideration. Both branches approved a similar bill last year but it never made it to Gov. Baker’s desk. “If a conversion therapy bill gets to my desk and we don’t see any other issues with it, it’s something we’d be inclined to support,” Baker said recently. Mental health experts and LGBTQ groups charge that the Space For Lease 4,500 Sq. Feet +_ Roller World Plaza 425 Broadway (Rte. 1) SAUGUS 2nd Floor-Elevator Direct To Unit Please Call Jerry 617-620-9201 or 781-233-9507 practice is scientifically unproven and unsound and can trigger depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in these youngsters subjected to it. “We have a responsibility to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all young people,” said Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford), the Senate sponsor of the bill. “Seeking to force a child to change one’s identity or orientation at such a vulnerable point in their young lives inflicts significant harm and is no less than child abuse.” Shortly after the vote, the Human Rights Campaign tweeted, “Victory: the Massachusetts Senate just voted to protect #LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy.’” “This [is] an appalling assault on parental rights in the commonwealth,” said the president of the Massachusetts Family Institute Andrew Beckwith who opposes the ban. “[Some] legislators apparently believe that parents should not be able to get gender-confused children any treatment, even counseling, that might help them avoid cross-sex hormone injections, sterility or ‘transition’ surgery.” Five senators voted “present” rather than for or against the bill. “We want to be clear that we do not support conversion therapy or any other type of coercive therapy that purports to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity,” said Sen. Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth). “If there were evidence of these practices taking place in Massachusetts, we would wholeheartedly support banning them. However, we have serious concerns about the way this legislation infringes on the constitutional rights of licensed professionals to provide mental health counseling and talk therapy using the knowledge, judgment and expertise that they have acquired through years of study and practice. The vague wording of the legislation provides too much room for interpretation in an area that requires caution and precision from government intervention. By voting ‘present’ we hoped to register our concerns while making it clear that these types of coercive therapies have no place in the commonwealth.” (A “Yes” vote is for the ban). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THERAPY BAN (S 2187) Senate 6-32, rejected a proposal asking the Supreme Judicial Court to advise the Senate on whether the therapy ban is constitutional. The court would be asked if the bill violates the provisions of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by violating the right of free speech of professional counselors; the constitutional rights of parents; or the constitutional or statutory rights of privacy or patient confidentiality. Supporters of asking the court about the constitutionality of the therapy ban said they support the conversion therapy ban but are concerned that the ban is likely to be challenged. They believe the Senate should get an opinion before the challenge in order to ensure the bill doesn’t get delayed. “We are confident that the pending bill is constitutional,” said Sen. Joan Lovely (DSalem) who opposed getting the court’s opinion. “It relies on well-established authority of the state to regulate professional conduct.” (A “Yes” vote is for getting a court opinion. A “No” vote is against getting it). Sen. Brendan Crighton No HOW LONG WAS LAST REMOVE CAP ON WELFARE BENEFITS FOR KIDS (S 2186) Senate 37-1, approved a bill that repeals the current law that denies an additional $100 per month in welfare benefits to children conceived while— or soon after—the family began receiving welfare benefits or, if they had received family welfare benefits in the past. The law was adopted in 1995 as part of a welfare reform package that was aimed at discouraging families already receiving public support from having more children. The House has approved its own version of the bill and the Senate version now goes to the House for consideration. Supporters of the repeal said that there are some 8,700 children who currently fall under the cap in the Bay State. These families are barred from receiving an additional $100 a month to help support that child. They said there are no facts to back up the charge that families are having more children in order to get the additional $100. “I have heard countless personal accounts from many families who are hurt by this cap on kids,” said Sen. Sal DiDomenico (DEverett), the Senate sponsor of the proposal. “Because their benefits are so low, parents with ‘capped’ children struggle to meet their families’ basic needs. For instance, they often can’t pay for enough diapers to keep their child clean, dry and healthy. And they are forced to make painful choices about which necessities they can afford. We know that it’s time to take action to repeal this outdated, ineffective and unjust policy, and show that 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 25-29, the House met for a total of eight hours and 54 minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and 33 minutes. MON., MARCH 25 House 11:05 a.m. to 1:44 p.m. Senate 11:10 a.m. to 11:22 a.m. TUES., MARCH 26 No House session No Senate session WED., MARCH 27 House 11:01 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No Senate session THURS., MARCH 28 House 11:00 a.m. to 2:16 p.m. Senate 12:01 p.m. to 4:22 p.m. FRI., MARCH 29 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com we value all children equally, regardless of the circumstances of their birth.” “I think it’s unfair to ask the constituents back home to pay for a benefit for others that they don’t get themselves,” said Sen. Don Humason (R-Westfield), the only opponent of the bill. He said the Legislature should have a big heart and take care of people but noted he also needs to listen to his constituents who tell him they are having a difficult time making ends meet and are limiting the number of children they have. He said his constituents tell him they are not eligible for any welfare benefits but are forced to pay these benefits for others who decide to have more children. (A “Yes” vote is for removing the cap. A “No” vote is against removing it). S en . ton B r endan C r i gh - Yes

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 21 1. On April 6, 1528, what German artist/ printmaker died? (Hint: initials AD.) 2. What is Boston named after? 3. What is Texas’s state flower? (Hint: a butter substitute.) 4. On April 6, 1930, Jimmy Dewar invented what Hostess product after realizing he could use strawberry shortcake pans yearround? 5. Who composed “Appalachian Spring”? 6. What mythological animal is celebrated on April 9? 7. On April 7, 1906, what Italian volcano’s eruption reached a climax? 8. What silent film actor was known as “The Man of a Thousand Faces”? 9. What does a bibliophile collect? 10. On April 8, 1766, an English patent was granted for a wicker basket with a pulley and chain; what was it used for? 11. During what holiday is pineapple the cheapest? 12. What is a male witch called? 13. Does asparagus have leaves? 14. What U.S. state did Ponce de Leon name to honor Easter? 15. On April 9, 1865, who surrendered at Appomattox Court House? 16. What sport uses the term “hot corner”? 17. From what plant does saffron come? 18. On April 10, 1955, who successfully tested polio vaccine? 19. On which album is the Beatles song “Good Day Sunshine”? 20. On April 11, 1814, at Fontainebleau, France, who abdicated the throne? Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 12 SOUNDS | from page 19 Federal Building in Boston, at 15 New Sudbury St. Feel free to contact Jay at his Town Hall office for more information. Please call (781-2314010) or email him at jpinette@ saugus-ma.gov. 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 your feedback. It’s been more than three 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 of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. 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Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS 1st AD LAST LOT available in Bellevue Heights! Beautiful views, great sub-division surrounded by exclusive, custom homes that are perfectly maintained Build your dream home!......................................................................$310,000. SAUGUS AMAZING contemporary in Indian Rock Farms. 12 rms, 4-5 bedrooms, 3 fireplace, lg kit w/lg center island & dining area, lvrm, dnrm, fmrm,office, 1st flr master suite, fin LL for the extended fam, IG pool, 2c gar, all amenities!......$740,000. SAUGUS 1st AD Wonderful Family Ranch offers 10 rms, 4 bedrms, 3 full baths, fireplace lvrm, eat-in kit, hardwood flooring, finished LL offers playrm, 2 additional rms, great for the extended family, updated gas heat, corner lot, located on great dead-end street..................................................................................................$469,900. SAUGUS 1st AD 14 room Colonial offers 5-6 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, living room w/custom built-ins, two bedrooms w/half baths each, two decks, updated baths, heat, hot water & roof, lg, level yd, cul-de-sac. Great for growing or extended family................................................................................................$665,000. PEABODY 7 rm, 4 bedrm Cape offer 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, enclosed porch, familrm in lower level, hardwood flooring, newer roof & heat, 1 car gar, level, fenced yd, located on side st.........................................................................................$455,000. SAUGUS QUALITY NEW CONSTRUCTION 8 rms, 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, kit w/quartz counters, stainless, center island w/seating, dining area w/sliders to deck, great open floor plan, spac master suite w/bath, walk in closet, fin 3rd flr offers bonus room, hdwd, cen air, 2 gas furnaces, 2 driveways, side st PERFECT!..........$724,900. SAUGUS 1st AD Young, one-owner CE Col offers 8 rms, 4 bedrms, 2 ½ baths, impressive 1st flr family rm w/gas fireplace, master suite w/bath & walk-in, walk-up attic, 2 c gar, located just outside Saugus Center on great cul-de-sac. Just move right in!!............................................................................................................$689,900. SAUGUS RARE Business Zoned parcel with many possibilities. This 34,000 corner lot houses a Federal Colonial style home with amazing details. Please call Saugus Inspectional Services for all permitted uses...................................................$725,000. SAUGUS 1st AD RARE FIND! Two Family with 3 bedrooms, 5 rooms each unit, hardwood flooring, separate utilities including two laundry hook-ups, patio, large lot, located on great cul-de-sac Great Find!...........................................................$629,900. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck. .........$570,000 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ 2 family new to market! 4 bed, 2.5 bath, granite counters, SS appliances, newer gas heat/AC, prof landscaping, custom paint, new patio, 1 bed apt. .......................$739,000 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 PEABODY ~ 4 bed colonial, 2.5 baths, central AC, finished basement, SS appliances, hardwood throughout, great cul-de-sac location, gas heat ....................$759,000 Call Rhonda Combe For all your PEABODY ~ 3 bed, 3 bath, 1.5 bath ranch. Stainless appliances, granite counters, central AC, 2 car garage, professional landscaping, great location ....... $549,900 real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 Coming Soon in Lynn: Brand New Construction! Call Rhonda Combe SAUGUS ~ Recently renovated ranch. Kitchen, appliances, heat, AC, roof and vinyl siding all replaced in 2011.Fenced in yard, hot tub, storage shed. .....$384,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed ranch, open concept, stainless appliances, private dead end street, newer gas heat, hardwood flooring, 10k lot, garage ..............$435,000 for details! REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Under Contract

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