SAUGUS Letters: Saugonians sound off on privatization of custodians — see page 18 ADVOCATE Vol. 22, No. 15 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Six warrant articles pass Special Town Meeting with little discussion – $840,000 in funding requested A dilapidated playground adjacent to Saugus Veterans Park and across the street from Riverside Cemetery in the center of town will be getting a brand-new look. Residents of Highland Avenue can expect to see a new sidewalk in their neighborhood to make travel safer for pedestrians – people who live in the area and students who walk to the new Saugus Middle-High School. Those are the highlights of several articles approved at Monday night’s (April 8) Special Town Meeting. 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