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.

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