R R E O M M N E O M SAUGUS Vol. 24, No. 21 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Memorial Day in Saugus A time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifi ce – including a Medal of Honor recipient who gave his life to save fellow soldiers By Mark E. Vogler I t will be 77 years ago next month that Arthur Frederick DeFranzo, a 25-year-old staff sergeant from Saugus, sacrifi ced his own life on a battlefi eld in France while displaying what his Medal of Honor Citation hailed as “extraordinary heroism and magnifi cent devotion to duty.” On June 10, 1944, near Vaubadon, France, German combat forces opened fire with several machine guns, wounding DeFranzo while he was rescuing an injured man. Unconcerned about his own injuries, he led an attack on the enemy positions and encouraged his men to advance. He destroyed an enemy machine gun position after being hit several more times. He died of those wounds. There are few living Saugus residents who would remember DeFranzo, a member of the Saugus High School Class of 1939. He would be 102 years old today. But for patriotic SauMEMORIAL DAY | SEE PAGE 5 Medal of Honor Recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo was the Saugus World War II hero who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for sacrificing his life to save fellow soldiers. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) The Civil War Burial Plot – also known as the General Edward Winslow Hincks Post 95 Grand Army of the Republic Burial Plot – was in top shape this week as the town prepares for Monday’s Memorial Day (May 31) Ceremonies at Riverside Cemetery. Once again, the town’s super citizen volunteer Gordon Shepard, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, is credited with sprucing up this veterans’ plot and others for the holiday observance. Shepard has devoted thousands of hours overseeing the restoration of the veterans’ plots in the cemetery – particularly the Civil War plot – for more than a decade. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Company has expansion hopes Ash landfi ll good for another three and a half years, WIN Waste Innovations offi cial tells Wheelabrator Subcommittee By Mark E. Vogler W IN Waste Innovations has enough capacity at the ash landfill near its trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 to last another three and a half years, according to a company offi cial. WIN Waste Innovations’ James Connolly, vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety of the former Wheelabrator Saugus, told members of the Board of Health’s Wheelabrator Subcommittee on Wednesday night that the ash monofi ll should last through the end of 2024. COMPANY | SEE PAGE 7 Have a Safe & Happy Memorial Day Weekend! ADOC TE OCA Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, May 28, 2021 A Tribute To The Fallen CAT ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.759 Mid Unleaded $2.879 Super $3.019 Diesel Fuel $2.899 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.569 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS & Prices subject to change Spring is around the Corner! H FLEET

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 3 Ready to sign on with Saugus School Committee members were poised last night to approve a contract for a new leader for Saugus Public Schools By Mark E. Vogler S chool Committee members were expected to approve a contract last night that would make Erin McMahon the fi rst woman superintendent to lead Saugus Public Schools. The meeting hadn’t yet begun before yesterday’s deadline of The Saugus Advocate. But committee ViceChair Ryan Fisher was optimistic that McMahon – who was the committee’s unanimous choice from the four fi - nalists selected from an original fi eld of 25 candidates – had support for her contract, with a vote scheduled for last night. “While I’ve learned by now to never promise ‘routine,’ I do expect a quick approval,” Fisher told The Saugus Advocate yesterday. “Dr. DeRuosi has been our superintendent for fi ve years. In the fi ve years prior, we had four superintendents and a revolving door, and it was diffi cult for us to fi nd any traction. We’ve learned the lesson there and we’re going to deliver on stability,” Fisher said. “Erin McMahon has an outstanding skill set and a proven record of leadership. Every time I’ve spoken to her she tells me she’s all-in on Saugus, 100 percent, and can’t wait to get started. The contract we’ll approve Thursday makes it clear we want her to succeed, allows the community to invest in its superintendent and allows her to invest in us. I asked her during her interview how long she wanted to stay on as superintendent, and she said until the job is done. We have a big job ahead of us.” McMahon, 47, of Marblehead, currently the senior advisor to state Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley, was the committee’s 4-0 LET’S GO! Erin McMahon, who was expected to become the next superintendent of Saugus Public Schools last night, gives School Committee members the thumbs up in one of her interviews. unanimous choice earlier this month to replace retiring School Superintendent David DeRuosi, Jr. School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge abstained from the vote because of a potential confl ict of interest, as his sister, Dawn Trainor, is the executive director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education – a high administrative position that reports directly to the superintendent. DeRuosi’s contract expires on June 30, which is the fi nal day of the 2020-21 academic school year and the 2021 fi scal year and also the end of his fi fth year as superintendent. Details of the contract were not immediately available, but the School Committee was reportedly pressing for a fi ve-year contract with McMahon, who would offi cially begin work on July 1 – the start of the 2022 fi scal year. “She's been taking meetings in the district and will continue to do so. She was in the schools this week meeting with staff and students,” Fisher said. The School Committee has (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) spent untold hours on the negotiations, according to Fisher, who noted that it was worth it. “It was our fi rst real chance to work with her and really see her in action,” Fisher said. SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 15 We pay tribute and honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 100 Salem Turnpike, Saugus, MA 01906

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 5 MEMORIAL DAY | FROM PAGE 1 gus residents who take pride in their town, the memory of DeFranzo lives on as the most celebrated example of the ultimate sacrifice paid by a Saugonian fighting for his country. DeFranzo is one of more than 3,500 Americans to have received the Medal of Honor – the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces since 1863 – and one of more than 600 who received the medal posthumously. The start of the Memorial Day Weekend tradition officially begins at 3 p.m. today (Friday, May 28) with the socalled “grave flagging.” A group of volunteers – schoolchildren, members from local Girl and Boy Scout units, retirees, town officials, veterans and anyone else who shows up – will converge on the grounds of Riverside Cemetery for the annual decoration of the graves. Graves Registration Officer Randy Briand will oversee the volunteers. Monday ceremonies set DeFranzo was one of 57 servicemen from Saugus who died in combat during World War II and will be among the town’s fallen heroes who will be remembered on Monday (May 31) during the annual Memorial Day observance set for 10 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery. “Rain or shine, we plan to have the Memorial Day ceremonies,” Saugus Veterans Council Commander Steve Castinetti said in an interview this week. “If the weather doesn’t look promising, people may want to bring a raincoat or an umbrella. We will be doing a ceremony for our deceased veterans,” Castinetti said. At 9 a.m. on Monday, there will be a smaller ceremony in front of DeFranzo Medal of Honor island near J. Pace & Son and the S/Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo V.F.W. Post 2346 building. For the second consecutive Memorial Day, there won’t be a parade of about 500-strong along with military vehicles, bands and floats to help mark the observance. Health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic prompted local veterans leaders to scrap the parade again. But with Gov. Charlie Baker lifting all of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions effective tomorrow (May 29), visitors attending Monday’s Memorial Day observance won’t be required to wear masks or practice social distancing. “If people feel more comfortable doing it, then they should wear a mask. But it’s no longer required,” Castinetti said. “As far as the parade goes, I anticipate that next year it will be back – and it will be one of the biggest parades that the town has had in a long time,” he said. The guest speaker for this year’s Memorial Day ceremony will be Sgt. Major Kenneth Oswald, the Lynn English Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program leader. The program began in 1995 with Sgt. Major Oswald at the helm, and since that point the team has become nationally recognized for its achievements. The Lynn English JROTC team is among the best in the nation, winning three national championships in 2007, 2014 and 2017; in 2019 it was voted the number one JROTC program in its region for the third time since 2000; it was named a Navy Honor School for 20 consecutive years, and it participates in a variety of community service projects. “Sgt. Maj. Oswald is going to be retiring in June, so this will be his last presentation for Saugus,” Castinetti said. “The Lynn English ROTC has been the official color guards for the Saugus Veterans Council for more than 10 years, and we’re going to miss him [Oswald],”' he said. 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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 The latest Coronavirus Count State health officials notify Saugus of 12 new cases By Mark E. Vogler C over the past week; death toll remains at 73 Crabtree’s office. This week’s onfirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease in Saugus as town residents looked forward to the Memorial Day weekend. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) advised the town of 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday (Thursday, May 28), raising the overall total to 4,199 since the outbreak of the virus in March of last year. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree cited the declining number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as a major factor of plans to reopen Saugus Town Hall this week (Monday, May 24). Meanwhile, the number of deaths in Saugus linked to the virus remained at 73, according to the latest statistics released yesterday by Town Manager SEWER | FROM PAGE 2 ommended by The Abrahams Group over the past five years. “The [Abrahams Group] prenumber of newly confirmed cases decreased by four. A week ago, the state reported 16 new cases — the same number of new cases reported the previous week. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said in the latest press release updating the latest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Crabtree’s office notes the following COVID-19-related information as a public service to town residents: “The Town of Saugus has partnered with the Commonwealth, Fallon Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Square One Mall as a collaborative effort to work to downgrade the Town’s risk of spread of COVID-19 status by establishing and extending the following COVID-19 testing sites in Saugus: sentation clearly shows we need to do something,” Selectman Debra Panetta said. But she, like the rest of the board, said they don’t have “Fallon EMS at the Square One Mall (Far Side Parking Lot on Essex Street), located at 1201 Broadway with entry off of Essex Street, will offer free mobile drive-up testing for Saugus residents in their cars Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is needed. [Residents] drive-up and register using a tablet when they arrive. Saugus Police will be assisting with traffic. The testing site will be staffed by 10-12 individuals to handle registrations. All samples go directly to the Broad [Institute] in Cambridge for immediate testing with a 24-36 hour turnaround time. Notification of results will be made for negative results via emails while phone calls will be made for positive COVID-19 results. These sites do close when it rains because of risk of test contamination. The state has indi“an appetite” for a 15 percent increase. And they weren’t interested in a 9 percent increase either. Panetta later made the motion for the 8.25 percent increase. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano called it “frightening to think we’ll have to go up to 30 percent next year.” Cogliano said he didn’t like the idea of having to explain to town residents that a huge increase would be necessary because selectmen didn’t pass a big enough increase cated the site will remain open until further notice. “This information will be on the Town’s website and on the state’s website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread?rgja#saugus“The Board of Health and the Saugus Health Department will continue to partner with the state and are working on a planned response to the COVID-19. They are analyzing the data from the past couple of weeks and developing specific strategies to combat the spread through additional enforcement and intervention measures. We need to do whatever is necessary to keep ourselves, family, neighbors, and communities safe. Continue to wear your masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings, and continue to follow the CDC and MDPH guidelines. The Saugus Health Department strongly believes that additional unrecognized cases DO exist in Saugus. Due to the fact that they are undetected, some of these infected individuals this year. “I caution everyone – it looks like a mistake coming into next year,” he said. Cicolini said it would take a 25 to 30 percent increase next year “just to keep us out of the red,” alluding to more potential deficits. “We’ve been playing catchup for years with no increase … At some point, we’re going to have to pay the piper,” he said. Selectman Michael Serino said he doesn’t have an appetite for a 15 percent increase in the sewer rates, because of the anticipated increase in may not be properly isolated or quarantined, which is why Governor Baker [directed] to wear a cloth face cover over [your] face when around others, practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and to follow the CDC and MDPH guidance. “Again, this is a reminder that the CDC and MDPH have provided guidance to everyone regarding preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth. “Please follow CDC and MDPH guidance to prevent COVID-19 illness by: • Clean your hands often for at least: 20 seconds • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth • Stay at least 6 feet between yourself and others • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others “Please stay healthy and please call us with any needs… For more information, contact the Saugus Health Department at (781) 231-4117 and/or the Town Manager’s office at 781231-4111.” the Lynn Water & Sewer District assessment going up and the costs associated with the town’s capital improvement plan. Lynn Water & Sewer will have to borrow $40 million in the 2023 fiscal year. Meanwhile, Saugus faces a $1.6 million expense for the Lincoln Avenue lift station design and $3 million for the water meter replacement program in the 2023 fiscal year, according to the town’s five year capital plan, to be funded through future bond authorization.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 7 COMPANY | FROM PAGE 1 “Obviously, we’d like to continue to use the site,” Connolly told subcommittee members. “It’s convenient and adjacent to the plant,” he said. Connolly also said the company has some concerns about the long-term environmental effects of trucking the ash offsite and the rising fuel costs connected with that should the ash landfill be closed permanently after 2024. Connolly’s comments about the capacity of the ash landfill and the company’s hopes beyond 2024 prompted a discussion of committee members’ expectations and requests of WIN Waste Innovations should the company seek expansion of the ash landfill. “The future of the monofill – that’s why we started this group,” said Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano, who chairs the subcommittee with Board of Health Chair William Heffernan. Cogliano noted that the committee has been meeting for about six months and is approaching the point “where we say what we want.” He also wanted to know whether extending the life of the landfill would be beneficial to the town. That will be the most significant issue that the subcommittee will deal with. Cogliano invited all of the committee members, town officials and residents viewing Wednesday night’s (May 26) meeting to share their concerns and hopes for the outcome of the subcommittee’s work. WIN Waste Innovations, formerly Wheelabrator Saugus – owners of the trash-to-energy incinerator on Route 107 – is a new company with a new slogan: “Performance for the Planet.” Wheelabrator Saugus was one of 10 waste industry companies that joined together under the WIN Waste Innovations brand. Subcommittee calls for more air quality testing If it’s WIN Waste Innovations’ intention to continue with the ash landfill after 2024, committee member Peter Delios said, he would like to see testing continue to make sure the public’s health is protected. “If we can come as close as we can to getting clean quality air out of your stacks and minimize the noise.” Connolly said that WIN Waste Innovations has already taken a significant step in eliminating the noise problem by investing $750,000 in the plant’s new silencer. The recent test results show that the plant is meeting all of the public health requirements, be included in any plan the subcommittee develops after talks with the company. Cogliano emphasized that “the NOx level is always Number One” as far as he is concerned. He cited air quality, health and safety of Saugus residents as his top priorities. “I’d like to see the air quality for my granddaughter better” than what Cogliano’s parents and grandparents and his generations have had to deal with, Cogliano added. Saugus Fire Department Lt. and Precinct 8 Town Meeting SO WHAT IS THE FUTURE? Members of the Board of Health’s Wheelabrator Subcommittee broached several issues of what the town expects of the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107, which was formerly known as Wheelabrator Saugus before it was taken over by WIN Waste Innovations. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Connolly added. Board of Selectmen Vice-Chair Corinne Riley said the company needs to keep upgrading the facility as much as possible. Jackie Mercurio, one of the toughest plant critics on the subcommittee, said she wants to see the company conduct more monitoring of potential environmental effects from the plant in addition to the noise. “It’s hard to move forward and come up with an agreement without a comprehensive health study,” she said. Mercurio noted the last health study was issued by the state in 2016 and “it’s definitely time to do another one.” Selectman Debra Panetta was one of several town officials who called for more air quality monitoring to be done. “We need to know whether we’re breathing safe air around that facility,” Panetta said. Cogliano asked Connolly if the company could look into the possibility of providing more air quality monitoring. Connolly said he would. But Connolly stressed that any tests that have been done showed the plant was well within the standards of acceptable levels. Selectman Panetta and several other officials cited concerns about the plant’s nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. “Is Wheelabrator Saugus going to be able to meet nitrogen oxide levels without purchasing the credits?” Panetta asked. Selectman Michael Serino said he shares Panetta’s concerns. “I think purchasing credits is not the answer,” he said. “We need studies done and tests done before we can consider expanding the landfill. Personally, I’m not in favor of it,” Serino said. Can company help town get a third fire station? Cogliano said he welcomes public comment on all phases of the company and plant’s future in Saugus and that it would Member William E. Cross III, another subcommittee member, said he would like to see any agreement between the Town of Saugus and WIN Waste Innovations involve “things for the Fire Department.” Cross said he hopes the company would assist the town in efforts to build a third fire station that would serve residents and businesses on the west side of town. “We definitely need it,” Cross said of the third fire station, adding that COMPANY | SEE PAGE 11

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Pitching for Washington High, he won 29 games; throwing speed was 90 miles per hour, and he had both a fastball and a screwball. He figured he was slated for professional baseball. He was selected in the third round of the 1972 Major League Baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians, and he was very disappointed that the Giants bypassed him twice. He had a remarkable first year with a 13 and 7 win-loss record, and a 2.60 Earned Run Average. He became the American League Rookie Pitcher of the year in 1975. With his long hair he was easy to spot, and his live fastball made him a hit with the fans. He had three good years with Cleveland, including a no-hitter against the California Angels in his home park, Cleveland Stadium, on May 30, 1977. While striking out 12 batters, he did allow two batters to reach first base: Tony Salaita on a walk, and Bobby Bonds on a wild-pitch, third strike. He became a league All-Star and finished the season with a 14 and 13 win-loss record. Over his three years in Cleveland, his record was 40 wins and 32 losses, a ratio of .556 and ERA of 2.74. The Red Sox traded Rick Wise, Mike Paxton, Bo Diaz and Ted Cox to obtain Eckersley and Fred Kendall. Over the next eight seasons with the Sox, he had a record of 88 wins and 71 losses with a percentage of .553 and an ERA of 3.92. His best Boston year was 1975, when he won 20 games while losing only eight. He pitched poorly after his first season, but he developed a great slider to add to his arsenal. Eckersley was traded to the Chicago Cubs on May 25, 1984, along with Mike Brumley for Bill Buckner. Buckner was later to achieve a remarkable play in a World Series game for the Sox, but that story is for another time. Eck was helpful to the Cubs as they took their first post-season since 1945, but he was not very sharp in his only post-season game that year, giving up five runs in 5.1 innings to the San Diego Padres in the National League championship series. He fell on bad times in 1986 with a six and 11 record and a 4.57 ERA. After finishing the season, he checked into an alcoholic rehabilitation clinic. He became aware of his problem after family members videotaped him while he was drunk and showed him the action the next day. He later said that “I was spiraling out of control personally. I knew I had come to a crossroads in my life. With the grace of God, I got sober and saved my life.” The Oakland Athletics obtained Eckersley on April 3, 1987; manager Tony La Russa thought that Dennis would make a fine long receiver or even a setup pitcher. Eckersley started two games for Oakland before an injury to reliever Jay Howell, then Eck moved into the position. In 1987 he saved 16 games that year and a permanent role was found. The next season he saved 45 games to lead the league. During the regular season, Eckersley saved four games against the Red Sox, and then in the playoffs he saved all four games against the Sox as Oakland swept the series in four games in the American League Championship Series. Eck delivered the home run by Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series as the A’s lost to the Dodgers in five games. The next season playoffs were a different story as the A’s swept the San Francisco Giants in four games, Eck the winning pitcher in game two, and he saved the win in game five as the A’s took the World Series. From 1988 through 1992, Eckersley was the dominant reliever. He finished first in saves twice; second twice, and third once. During the five seasons, he saved 220 games and never had an ERA above 2.96. In the 1989 season, he only walked three batters while pitching 57.2 innings. In the 1990 season, he only allowed five earned runs and his ERA was 0.61. This season also set a record as he was the first relief pitcher in history to have more saves than baserunners allowed, 48 saves, 41 hits and four walks. In the 1992 season, Eck had 51 saves and became the American League’s MVP and Cy Young Award winner. The 1993 season saw a diminished Eckersley pitching capabilities, and he became a free agent after the 1994 season when the A’s decided not to exercise a four million contract extension. The team fiREMEMBER | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 9 Welcome Back! Town Hall reopens to residents who prefer transacting their municipal business in person – and not by appointment or over the telephone By Mark E. Vogler T he citizens of Saugus who have been irked by not being able to visit Town Hall when they want to finally got their building back after being denied physical access for about 14 months. Visitors were able to enter through the front and basement doors without appointment on Monday in response to Gov. Charlie Baker loosening restrictions and COVID-19 protocols. The visitors were still required to wear protective facial covering. And those who entered the hall without facial coverings could take one from one of several PPE stations set up throughout the building. The station also contained hand sanitizer. “Welcome to the Town of Saugus,” read the paper sign that greeted visitors at the front door on Monday. “Please wear a face covering when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Thank you for remaining socially distant when inside the building. “We appreciate your patience with our new guidelines and regulations in regard to COVID-19.” Those regulations may be short-lived, as Gov. Baker planned to lift all remaining COVID-19 regulations as of tomorrow (Saturday, May 29). Meanwhile, visitors to Town Hall should notice a new look when they enter the building that houses the seat of Saugus Town government. WinSCHOOL | FROM PAGE 4 award to our PCSS II Community – our faculty, our staff and our students – who work so hard every day to inspire each other and hold one another accountable–even in the most extraordinary of times.” Boston Foundation donors Robert and Elizabeth Pozen, longtime champions of charter public schools, established the Pozen Prize in October 2013. Robert is a former top executive of Fidelity Investments and MFS Investment Management who now serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. A NEW LOOK INSIDE TOWN HALL: On Monday residents got to enter the building without making an appointment. And there were visible signs of the modifi cations that Town of Saugus offi cials made to keep visitors and Town employees safe from COVID-19. Town Hall reopened just days before the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions and protocols set by Gov. Charlie Baker. Social distancing and face coverings will no longer be required, eff ective tomorrow. (Saturday, May 29). (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) dows with counters now separate Town Hall personnel from visitors while arrows on the fl oor direct the fl ow of people. A new air purifi cation sysElizabeth is a retired psychotherapist who is now focusing on her career as a fi gurative artist. PCSS II is a rigorous college preparatory charter school based with a mission to prepare educationally under resourced students for today’s competitive world. The PCSS community speaks 30 languages and has ties to 40 countries. At PCSS II, 60% of the students are African American or Latino, 60% are high needs, 31% are economically disadvantaged, 20% are English Language Learners, and 13% are students with special needs. About PCSS tem has been installed. And at least through the end of business today (Friday, May 28), the second fl oor auditorium will be limited to 38 people. With schools in Everett (PCSS I) and Saugus (PCSS II), Pioneer Charter School of Science offers a rigorous academic curriculum emphasizing math, science, and analytical thinking skills balanced by a strong foundation in the humanities. The school offers extended days/hours and career-oriented college preparation. Students must pass fi ve math and five science classes in order to graduate–more than state standards, and students must complete 40 hours of community service. The school has a 195-day school calendar, extended days, after school tutoring and “voluntary” Saturday classes for students who need extra help. When residents return to Town Hall and other public buildings on Monday, face masks and social distancing will no longer be required. But it is not clear when selectmen and other town committees will resume their meetings in public after more than a year of conducting them over Zoom videoconferencing. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A weekend of reflection I’m two months into my sixth year of covering the town for The Saugus Advocate. I have been writing about Saugus for more than 11 years, if you add in a period of time of five and a half years I covered Saugus back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I was at North Shore Sunday – during the days when it was considered a feisty, “must read” “magazinish” and alternative-style tabloid newspaper that covered 11 cities and towns on the North Shore. The Saugus I remember back then always distinguished itself as the land of hardcore, rough-and-tumble local politics – so rough that it was nicknamed “the graveyard of town managers.” I remember doing a few stories about the shelf life of town managers back then, and I believe it averaged out to about 18 months. That doesn’t make for good stability and continuity in local government. But, from my perspective as a well-traveled and roving journalist – having reported for newspapers in faraway places like Texas, Florida, Maine, Virginia and New York, I saw Saugus as a town where they truly cared about their local government – and perhaps too much. And the last stint that I covered Saugus, it did have a League of Women Voters. And one thing I’ve noticed over the course of my newspaper career – which now spans close to half a century – a League of Women Voters was always an asset to a community that took pride in itself and strived for good government. My previous stint covering Saugus actually overlapped the days of Norm Hansen, who served as town manager during that time – part of it as a temporary town manager. I remember Norm as a crusty and very colorful and patriotic guy who took great pride in his town – as did and do most of the Saugonians I’ve met. And that pride runs deep in honoring the men and women of this nation’s armed forces – particularly those who gave their lives and who are being honored here this weekend as Memorial Day is being observed locally. At about this time of year during my present stint of covering Saugus, I usually have a nice chat with Saugus Veterans Council Commander Steve Castinetti about the relevance of Memorial Day in the lives of Saugonians. I remember a beautiful Memorial Day celebration a couple of years ago where a speaker’s stand was set up in front of the Saugus Public Library and Steve ripped into the crowd – or whoever was listening – about a disappointing turnout. About 500 people took the time to participate in that day’s parade, so there should be hundreds of town residents out there enjoying the day, but also honoring and reflecting on the sacrifices that Saugus citizens had made for the country. So, I had the occasion a few nights ago to ask Steve about whether the name Arthur Frederick DeFranzo – the town’s Medal of Honor recipient for heroism in World War II – is a household name among the younger generation of Saugus. Steve told me he didn’t think many of today’s Saugus Middle and High School students would even know who DeFranzo was if asked. Hopefully, Steve is being too critical of his hometown. But if he isn’t wrong, that’s a sad thing. Memorial Day isn’t just about cookouts with family and friends, having fun and other holiday plans. It should be a time of reflection in which every proud Saugonian takes time to reflect on people from their community and across the nation who fought to protect the American way of life and our basic freedoms. Every school kid in Saugus should know who Arthur Frederick DeFranzo was. And so should the kids of future Saugus generations. 1945 – a year of sorrow for Saugus Longtime Saugus observer and writer Janice K. Jarosz, who is currently the interim secretary of the Board GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was being sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who correctly identifies the Saugonians being sketched between now and Tuesday at noon qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location on Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) of Selectmen, this week shared with me some mini stories from the old Saugus Herald “about our Soldiers in World War II.” I’ll share the ones about 11 Saugonians who lost their lives during World War II and who are among those being honored on Memorial Day: • Lt. Fairchild, 4434 Walnut Street, has been reported missing on a mission over Austria on March 31, 1945. • Two Local Boys Killed in Pacific Two East Saugus boys, who were playmates and neighbors for years, died within a month of each other fighting the Japs, their parents learned last night. They were PFC. Vitold Glinski, 21, son of Mrs. Ursula Glinski, 1 Atherton St., and Marine Cpl. Alex Chojnowski, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chojnowski, of 2 Rhodes St. • Walter Barrett, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barrett, of 19 Pelham St., is missing in action according to a Navy telegram received by his parents. Barrett was aboard the destroyer USS Halligan that went down in Okinawa last week. • Dan Cameron Missing in Pacific Mr. Irving Cameron, father, received word that his son is missing in action in the Pacific area. Cameron was aboard a destroyer off Okinawa. His brother, Irving Jr., is a prisoner of war in Germany. • Brothers Killed in Italy Two Saugus brothers, PFC John Kasabuski, 21 and Sgt. Walter Kasabuski, 24, of 49 Collins Ave. were mortally wounded the same day during the last month of hostilities in Italy. John was killed instantly and Walter died April 27. • Pfc. MacCrae Killed by Bomb Pfc. William MacCrae, 21, of 66 Winter St., a prisoner of war since Nov. 1943, met his death in Stalag 4B on March 31 when American bombers accidentally blasted the camp, his parents have been informed. • Military Service for Lt. Daniels Full military honors were held Wednesday for Lt. Laurence P. Daniels, U.S.M.C.R., who was killed in a plane crash on April 19. • Pvt. William Hobbs Killed in Italy Pfc. William L. Hobbs, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hobbs, 46 Central St., East Saugus was killed in action somewhere in Italy on May 15. His parents were informed by the War Department last week. • Pfc. H. Joseph Berrett Killed in Action Pfc. Harold J. Berrett, 20, son of John and the late Alice Berrett, of 8 Wilson St., has been killed in action in Burma, his father was informed Monday in a telegram from the War Department. Remembering Lance Growing up in Swansea – a town of about 14,000 in southeastern Massachusetts, I was taught that Memorial Day wasn’t just a holiday for family get-togethers. I guess being a Boy Scout – an Eagle Scout at that – deepened my appreciation for the purpose and meaning behind the day. It still strikes as odd how a lot of folks I know don’t know the difference between Memorial Day (honoring our fallen service men and women) and Veterans Day (honoring all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces). Memorial Day was always important to me, but became even more important in 1978 and the years that have followed. It happened 43 years ago this weekend. But I remember it like it was yesterday – one of the saddest days of my life – relived over and over each year when millions of people across the country pause to remember those who sacrificed their lives for this country. I was working as a reporter on the police beat for The San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times. And one of my assignments was to write a story about the death toll on West Texas roads and highways. That grim task included coverage of a crash in the Texas Hill Country that killed seven people in one family. There weren’t that many deaths the next day, so the editor on duty asked me to rehash the fatal facts so he could “juice up” a recycled story that had very little new information, but would still run on the front page for the second day in a row. It really bothered me as I left the newsroom that day, knowing how some of us in the media can be so callous in the way we treat these tragedies. I carried out the assignment while expressing some dismay to the THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 12

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 11 COMPANY | FROM PAGE 7 he would like to see “some type of linkage” to any agreement with WIN Waste Innovations. “Help us get there,” Cross said. “We want the best equipment that money can buy,” he said. Cross also suggested that an agreement include “free tipping” in the costs of trash removal for the town. One of the chief goals of Cogliano and other committee members is to develop a host agreement with the owners of the trash-to-energy plant so the town could benefi t fi nancially from being the site of the trash-to-energy plant. “I think there’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Selectman Panetta said of the subcommittee’s future talks. MEMORIAL DAY | FROM PAGE 5 ing next year when the students are back in school for a full school year, I can reach out to the principals and art teachers to start up that contest again which besides beautiful art creations, gives them a learning experience as well to understand the meaning of this holiday.” DeFranzo’s heroics and sacrifi ce U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo was the Saugus World War II war hero who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for sacrifi cing his life to save fellow soldiers. The casket containing his body laid in state at Saugus Town Hall for three days and he received a military funeral at Riverside Cemetery. Staff Sergeant DeFranzo’s offi cial Medal of Honor citation reads: “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, on June 10, 1944, near Vaubadon, France. As scouts were advancing across an open fi eld, the enemy suddenly opened fi re with several machineguns and hit 1 of the men. S/Sgt. DeFranzo courageously moved out in the open to the aid of the wounded scout and was himself wounded but brought the man to safety. Refusing aid, S/ Sgt. DeFranzo reentered the open fi eld and led the advance upon the enemy. There were always at least 2 machine guns bringing unrelenting fi re upon him, but S/Sgt. DeFranzo kept going forward, fi ring into the enemy and 1 by 1 the enemy emplacements became silent. While advancing he was again wounded, but continued on MEMORIAL DAY | SEE PAGE 26

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 10 insensitive desk editor. I awoke the next morning to a knock on the door of my motel room. The stranger told me it was a family emergency and I needed to call home. So, I walked out into the parking lot to make a dreaded collect call to my hometown in Swansea, Mass. My brother Wayne answered the phone and told me that my twin brother, Lance, had gone to a better place and was no longer with us. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who survived the Vietnam War – serving his time in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and ‘Nam – coming home without a scratch. But on Memorial Day 1978, Lance was one of the 15 people who died over that weekend on Massachusetts roads. On a dark, foggy night, less than an eighth of a mile down the street from my parents’ home, Lance hit a curb with his motorcycle and was fatally injured. As I recalled, he snapped a vertebra in his neck. Alcohol wasn’t a factor. There weren’t any witnesses to report what happened. We’ll never know whether a passing car or an animal could have caused him to lose control of his motorcycle, or whether there was some other kind of fatal distraction. It was a two-hour car ride from my motel room to the nearest airport in Midland, Tex., where I barely caught the last connecting flight to Boston that day. I was stuck in Dallas for several hours. More than 12 hours later, I sat in the kitchen of my folks’ home, reading the local newspaper story about just another Memorial Day traffic tragedy. But this one really hit home and still resonates painfully every year at this time. Lance was just 25 and was an excellent student, looking forward to his junior year at Southeastern Massachusetts University. So much of life ahead of him. But all his dreams and hopes ended on that Memorial Day. It’s a holiday tragedy that visits hundreds of American families every year. During my travels throughout the country as a newspaper reporter going back into the early 1970s, I have done more than my share of interviews with grieving people who lost loved ones over the Memorial Day weekend. If you head out to the roads this weekend – especially to do some long distance driving – be safe out there. Don’t become a casualty Enjoy the holiday with family and friends. And take time to say a few prayers for the service people who sacrificed their lives in combat duty to defend our American way of life. And if you have the time, stop by Riverside Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31) for the town’s annual Memorial Day observance. If you can’t make it on Monday, show up at the cemetery today (Friday, May 28) and join a brigade of volunteers led by longtime Graves Registration Officer Randy Briand, who will plant mini American flags at the gravesites of all Saugus residents who served this country in the Armed Forces. We have a winner! We have a winner in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. Congratulations to Shirley Bogdan, who contacted us with the correct answer. Her name was picked from a number of potential winners’ names out of the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s last week’s answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer to last week’s sketch is ...Debbie Panetta! “Debbie is a member of several organizations that benefit Saugus (the Historical Society, Friends of Breakheart, Garden Club, Saugus Chamber of Commerce and the Saugus Business Education Collaborative) “She has a Masters degree in Business Administration, Northeastern University, Bachelor’s in Accounting Suffolk University (Magna cum Laude) a (Lean Sic Sigma Certification) “Debbie has been in Saugus Organizations for over 30 plus years. She has served on many Committees and holds several Memberships with environmental groups such as Saugus River Watershed Council, the Conservation Law Foundation, the Sierra Club and SAVE (Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment) – where she served as past president. “Debbie is a former School Committee member (where she served as chair) and a former Town Meeting member who served five terms representing Precinct 5. She is finishing up her 10th year as a member of the Board of Selectmen. “Debbie is family oriented and has been happily married to her husband Mark for over 35 years plus. Their two children – Mark, Jr. and Sabrina – are successfully attending Universities. “Thank you! Keep shining your light brightly! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” A super “Shout-Out” for “Shout-Out” writers This week’s “Shout-Out” nomination comes from Jeanie Bartolo, an avid Saugus Advocate reader who actually came up with the idea for the “Shout-Out” feature of our column and has easily written more “ShoutOuts” than any other reader. “It’s been two years we’ve been doing the Shout Outs!!,” Jeanie writes in a recent email. “Memorial Day marks the second anniversary of the Advocate’s Sounds of Saugus ‘Shout Out’ column with a total of 130 Shout Outs, so I thought A ‘Shout Out’ for ‘Shout Outs’ to EVERYONE who nominated someone special and to Mark Vogler for printing them. Let’s keep it going!” We will, as long as readers continue to email in their nominations. Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra ShoutOut.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. A one-day trash delay The Town of Saugus announces that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 5, due to the observance of Memorial Day. There will be no collection on Monday, May 31, 2021, due to the holiday. Services will resume on a one-day delay from Tuesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 5. Residents whose collection day falls on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Collection will continue to run on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The compost site will be open as normal from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 29), Wednesday (June 2) and Saturday (June 5). The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. A community garden update If you are young or old and feel like doing some real earthy community service, why not join the growing team that’s been assisting in the creation of the Community Garden that’s going to help feed the hungry and needy people of Saugus? Here’s the latest email we’ve received from The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church: Dear kind and gentle people, It was a delight to have so much help on our planting days last Friday and Saturday. I am particularly grateful for the Fourth Graders who planted the seedlings they have been growing in their classrooms… If any among you still have seedlings to be planted, it would be helpful if you bring them in this week. We are also warmly inviting any among you who are available for an hour to come and give us a hand for an hour either this Friday or Saturday from 9-11. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Peace, John+ The Rev. John Beach St. John’s Episcopal Church Saugus, Massachusetts 01906 Anyone who wants to help out Rev.John on this noble project, call him at 774-961-9881 or send him an email at revjbeach@gmail.com. We will keep you posted as the garden continues to grow. Cliftondale forum coming up The Cliftondale Revitalization Committee is organizing a public forum for June 21 at 7 p.m., with a location to be determined. Members are hoping to get all of the stakeholders, particularly, the Planning Department, Cliftondale property owners (landlords) and business owners involved. Change for Grab-N-Go Meals Saugus Public Schools is providing free meals on Tuesdays and Fridays from the Saugus Middle-High School at 1 Pearce Memorial Dr. Grab-N-Go meals are available from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All Saugus families are encouraged to pick up meals. Meals will be available through June 30. Meals are no longer available for pick up at Veterans Memorial School. Through a USDA grant, Saugus Public Schools is providing free meals to all Saugus students while in-person learning or remotely learning from home. Project Bread partners with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) through the Child Nutrition Outreach Program to provide free meals to kids across Massachusetts. CHaRM Center Recycling Drop-Off site open for season The community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) site is open. This site will remain open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. At the CHaRM center, the Town will accept the same recycling items that can be placed outside for curbside collection each week, such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers. No shredded paper is accepted for recycling on-site. Additional acceptable items include TVs and computers (up to three per year per address); car tires up to 22" (for a fee of $3); books and textiles, such as clothing, bedding, pocketbooks, belts and shoes. Plastic bags are not permitted; residents are kindly asked to empty recyclables out of any plastic bags and to remove the bags from the site. Also, rigid plastics are not being accepted for recycling at this time. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Compost site reopens The town compost site has opened to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of 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. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and mainTHE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 13 REMEMBER | FROM PAGE 8 nally signed him to a one-year contract for 1995. Eckersley signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996, following La Russa becoming the new manager. In his two seasons with the Cards, he had 66 saves, keeping him among the best in the game. Eckersley signed with the Red Sox for his final season, 1998. He became the setup pitcher for reliever Tom Gordon as the Sox made the playoffs, and he retired at the end of the season. His pitching style was unusual with a high leg kick and a side-arm toss, with extreme accuracy. When he became a reliever, he dropped his style to two pitches: a sinker and a back-door slider. The Sporting News ranked him number 98 on its list of the greatest 100 players of THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 12 tain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Help the Vietnam Vets “Roll To DC” This came in from Joseph “Dennis” Gould, a Vietnam War Era veteran who served four years with the U.S. Navy. He has organized a fundraising drive that will help area Vietnam Era veterans visit Washington, D.C., in the fall of next year. “I am glad to announce that we will have a ‘Roll to DC’ for Vietnam Era Veterans from Melrose, Saugus, Lynn and surrounding towns September 2022. “The managers of this effort will be Saugus VFW Post # 2346. “Gould will be Chair and David Nelson, Saugus American Legion and Stacey Minchello, Melrose Senior Center will be Vice Chairs. “Stan King, Quartermaster Post # 2346 be Treasurer. “The trip will be a four night trip to DC staying at Presidential Inn on Andrews Air Force Base, home of Presidential Aircraft. It will include a ceremony and laying of a wreath at the Vietnam Wall and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier as well as visiting all Military Memorials and Statues.” “We are looking for major sponsorship and donations from all. The Vietnam Veterans will go on this trip free, but it will take approximately $70,000 of sponsorship and donations,” Gould said “If you would like to be a major sponsor, please contact chairman Dennis Gould cell 617 257 4847 or e mail “Jdgould1969@aol.com “If you would like to send in a donation, please make check out to: “‘Saugus VFW–Roll to DC’ write ‘Roll to DC 2022’ in comment Line and mail to: “Saugus VFW Post 2346 “190C Main St “Saugus Ma 01906 “Any questions or if you would like to volunteer to assist the committee, please contact Dennis at contact info above.” Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over the Coronavirus. They have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. For the protection of volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact and crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing pre-bagged groceries. Even though clients may receive items they don’t want or need, food pantry organizers feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short-term or onetime assistance, are encouraged to come. The food pantry is in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Food help for veterans Saugus offers a Veterans Food Pantry on the third Wednesday of each month. all time, and he was named to the MLB All-Century Team. On January 6, 2004, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first try with 83.2 % of the votes. Washington High School, where Eckersley started out, named their baseball field in his honor. Dennis Eckersley became a broadcaster both as a studio analyst and color commentator for the Red Sox on NESN since 2003. In the 2009 season, Eckersley filled in for Jerry Remy when Remy had to stop because of health reasons. He continued with the Sox through the 2018 season, and he also worked for TBS as a studio analyst from 2008 to 2017. Eckersley was a League AllStar six times (1977, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992), pitched for a World Series Champion (1989), was AL MVP (1992), won the AL Cy “We have been holding it in Melrose since the Saugus Senior Center has been closed,” Saugus Veteran Services Officer Jay Pinette says. “The pantry provides a mix of fresh produce and non-perishable foods. The pantry is open to Veterans and/or surviving spouses. Registration is required and may be done by contacting the Veterans Services Office.” “The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a contact-free, drive-thru food pantry at Memorial Hall on Main Street in Melrose. If you are unable to pick-up, some limited deliveries may be available. This offering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Office at 781-231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Helping the Vet During these challenging times, your local Veterans’ Service Officers (VSOs) would like to share some information on a benefit program that is available to those who qualify. If you are a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the “Chapter 115 Benefits Program” is a Massachusetts state initiative that provides financial aid for Veterans and/or their surviving spouses who reside in Massachusetts and meet certain income and asset guidelines. Benefits may include monthly ordinary benefits and/or payment/reimbursement for medical expenses. Whether you are laid off, in transition or living on a fixed income, the program is designed to provide short-term or long-term assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department Veterans’ Services (DVS), which runs the program in partnership with local VSOs. Every town or district in Massachusetts has a VSO. VSOs assist Veterans and their dependents in learning about, applying for and receiving Chapter 115 benefits. VSOs can also help you in applying for other benefits and connecting with local resources. Your local VSO handles applications, obtains program approval from DVS and provides local benefits. The program is funded by a combination of state and local funds. DVS pays for 75% of the approved benefits, and your city or town pays for 25%. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: Family of 1 – monthly income less than $2,081and an asset limit of $5,000. Family of 2 – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9,800. To determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following link and follow the instructions – https:// massvetben.org/ – or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefits and local benefits and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service-connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? “Please contact your local Veterans’ Service Officer for more information on any of the services mentioned. We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke, 781-979-4186, kburke@cityYoung Award (1992), was ALCS MVP (1988), twice won the AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1988, 1992), had a no-hitter (May 30, 1977); his number (43) was retired by the A’s and he was inducted into their Hall of Fame and the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, and he was selected for the MLB All-Time Team. Boston fans will always remember the great Dennis Eckersley. ofmelrose.org. Wakefield: David Mangan, 781-246-6377, dmangan@ wakefield.ma.us. Saugus: Jay Pinette, 781-231-4010, jpinette@saugus-ma.gov. Front Door Pickup at the Saugus Public Library “We miss our patrons and look forward to the day when we can be open to the public once again. In the meantime, Front Door Pickup makes borrowing books, movies, and CDs easy. It’s also a great way to pickup take and make crafts, supplies for virtual programs, and remotely printed documents. Please watch our video for more information about the service. “To use Front Door Pickup, simply place items on hold and then, once notified that the item is ready, contact us to schedule a pickup date. You can call us at 781-231-4168 extension 3102 or email us at SAU@NOBLENET.ORG. “Pickup dates and times are: “Tuesday: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm “Wednesday: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm “Thursday: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm “When you arrive at the Taylor Street entrance to pickup, please enter through the door into the hallway (one at a time, please, and don’t forget to wear a mask!) and retrieve the bag with your name on it. All bags will be sealed to protect your privacy. “And should you need assistance, a librarian will be standing by to help. “Fast, simple, and easy!” 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 over five years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works. GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was being sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who correctly identifies the Saugonians being sketched between now and Tuesday at noon qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location on Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”)

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Annual Touch-A-Truck raises $1K for Relay For Life H By Tara Vocino undreds attended the Sixth Annual Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels/Touch-A-Truck fundraiser, raising approximately $1,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, at Fuddruckers in Saugus on Sunday. Event Organizer Guy Moley, who is a cancer survivor, said it was the biggest year yet – more than 40 pieces were lined up, including, but not limited to, construction equipment, military equipment, school buses, tree trucks, Saugus police/fire/patrolman union cruisers, cancer awareness cruisers and a fire truck from the North Pole. Approximately four years ago following the event, a parent told Moley that her young son sat in the Agganis Construction frontend loader, and he said, “Mommy, look, I’m a bulldozer driver.” “It was at that point that we knew that this was going to be an annual event,” Moley said, who added that he included the children’s events to make it more family friendly. This year, Boston Helicopters landed a surprise helicopter, for the first time. Parents and children alike said they were excited to see a helicopter up close. For Saugus resident Brandon Goodrich, 8, who wants to be a firefighter, it was his 20th time in a fire truck, in this case, Saugus Fire Department spare engine 4, built in 2007. But that didn’t stop him from going in it again. It was the ultimate playground for a kid with a dream. Opening the Sixth Annual Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels/ Touch-A-Truck event was Boston Bruins singer Todd Angilly singing the National Anthem at Fuddruckers on Sunday. DROPPING IN: The event’s big surprise: Saugus brothers Declan and Jamison Follis sat in a helicopter, for the first time. JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER: Saugus resident Brandon Goodrich, 8, who wants to be a firefighter when he grows up, inside Engine 4, with Firefighter Donald Blandini, also of Saugus. Noah Belliveau, 8, liked being up high in the military cargo truck. Parents Louis and Lisa DeMaria, of Saugus, guided their son, Jacob, 3, into the Cataldo Ambulance bay, for the first time. Pictured from left to right are Elizabeth, James, 1, wearing an “I dig dad” excavator shirt, and twins Marie and Claire Venezia, 5, inside an Agganis Construction front-end loader bucket. Conor Marguedant, 2, beeped the horn in an Export Towing truck. Cynthia Rosenfield, 8, said Santa must have been wrapping presents, since he wasn’t in front of the North Pole Fire Truck. Malden resident August Maxwell, 2, enjoyed the bouncy house. Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels team member Kim Shearing displayed butterfly wreaths for sale, benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Melrose Police canine officer Brian Trainor guided Nero, 5, during a mock drug bust. Pictured in the middle row, from left to right, are event organizers Jodi Comeau, Kim Shearing and Brenda Moley; pictured in back is John Melanson. In the center are junior team captain Alexis Comeau, John Gilmore and team captain Guy Moley. (Not pictured: Darlene Coates.) Nero, 5, bit decoy Melrose Police Sgt. Nicholas MacIntosh during a canine demonstration. Event organizers included Darlene Coates and Keith Meisner (far right). (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 15 ~ THE ADVOCATE MOVIE REVIEW ~ “A Quiet Place Part II” – Grade B By Mitchell Ringenberg A lmost two decades after Newsweek announced M. Night Shyamalan as “The Next Spielberg” on their cover, director John Krasinski (best known for playing the ever-smug Jim on “The Office”) earned similarly bold pronouncements with his second directorial effort, “A Quiet Place,” in 2018. That horror-thriller was certainly one in the Spielbergian tradition: a slick creature feature with an unabashedly sentimental (and surprisingly effective) family story at its center. It also featured a genuinely novel concept: a world overrun by monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing, forcing those still living to remain quiet for the majority of the film, lest they become lunch next. That gimmick made for an enthralling theatrical experience, forcing the audiences to wait in silent terror alongside the characters. Therefore, few movies seem more appropriate to lead this crucial Memorial Day Weekend charge at the theaters than “A Quiet Place Part II,” an early summer blockbuster that delivers plenty of killer suspense sequences and heartfelt character beats on par with the first film, even if it ultimately feels like more of the same. Those place immediately after the events of the first “Quiet Place,” following the central family as they leave the now-destroyed farm they called their home and venture out into the world seeking a new one. Story-wise, there really isn’t anything here one couldn’t find in, say, your average episode of “The Walking Dead.” Post-apocalyptic tropes abound here, and yet Emily Blunt returns in “A Quiet Place Part II” with Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in the latest sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 horror film, “The Quiet Place.” who have missed going to the movies this past year should find this a fitting return, as Krasinski clearly designed his sequel to be seen on the big screen: Every ominous creak and flitter in the sound design, every creature darting just out of frame in the background – it all lands with maximum impact in a theater. “Part II” opens with a flashback that gives audiences a glimpse of life moments before the alien invasion. Most importantly, however, it’s a showcase of what makes Krasinski such a promising director. As Lee (Krasinski), his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and hearing-impaired daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds, who steals the whole show here) watches his son, Marcus (Noah Jupe) during his Little League game, cinematographer Polly Morgan frames this mundane weekend afternoon with palpable menace. These images of pure Americana – barbecues, baseball, nuclear families – are undermined by eerie silences and the uncomfortable open spaces Morgan Saugus Catholics Collaborative in-person Mass restrictions lifted B lessed Sacrament Parish and St. Margaret’s Parish are happy to announce that, following the new guidelines from the Archdiocese of Boston and effective May 29, vaccinated churchgoers will no longer be required to wear masks in church, and the churches will not be required to maintain social distancing in the pews during services. Both churches are fully open during services; therefore, reservations are no longer required for seating at Mass. At the same time, the Collaborative understands that some people might prefer to continue social distancing. So Blessed Sacrament Church will designate one quadrant of the church for socially distanced seating. Anyone who leaves in every frame. An overthe-shoulder shot of a kid at home plate leaves the wideopen sky in the foreground, suggesting an incoming alien invasion that the audience knows could be coming at any instant. When chaos does indeed erupt, the camera remains on the actors’ faces, letting the monsters scutter in and out of focus. It’s an ingenious technique that prioritizes the human drama while also elevating the horror of the alien threat. The rest of the film takes SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 3 “I was impressed. She wishes to continue to wear a mask is, of course, very welcome, and can sit anywhere in either church. We would also like to note that the dispensation from the obligation for coming to Sunday Mass has not yet been lifted, and even when it is, if a parishioner is feeling ill, they should remain at home. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, May 30 from 9 to 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, May 31 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting from May 26. Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting ***live***. Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting ***live***. Friday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from May 27. Saturday, June 5 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Health Meeting from May 26. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22 (Public, Governmental and Educational). For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice*** wanted a fair contract. I don’t blame her a bit and she was a forceful advocate, which makes me even more certain we made the right choice given the complexities of the job,” he said. “In resumes and during interviews, everyone naturally tries to put their best foot forward, and certainly anyone who tuned in during the public forums and interviews saw impressive candidate after impressive candidate. What impressed me most from Erin’s references was that confirmation from a wide range of people that she really is the real deal, that she throws herself into challenges and gets the job done and that she still thinks of herself as a teacher.” Here are some excerpts from three reference letters which McMahon provided “Part II” does just enough to rise above its more generic genre contemporaries. First and foremost is positioning Millicent Simmonds’ character Regan as the real lead, subverting expectations with the introduction of a grizzled survivor, played by Cillian Murphy, named Emmett. Here, Regan emerges as the determined leader of the pair, her steely resolve making up for Emmett’s frightened skepticism. In the end, “A Quiet Place Part II” doesn’t necessarily tell you anything that the first one didn’t three years ago. Family is still a source of courage in the most dire of situations, and watching this follow-up is simply watching these characters learn that lesson once again. Nonetheless, “Part II” would stand out as a worthwhile trip to the theater in any summer movie season. In 2021, of course, that’s now twice as true. the School Committee with her job application: Jack Chorowsky of the KIPP Foundation out of New York City: He hired her three years ago to help foundation leaders to reverse the downward trend among more than 200 KIPP Schools in 4th and 8th grade literacy and mathematics. She not only succeeded, but was instrumental in a reduction of 44 programs to 21 and a 19 percent savings amounting to $3 million, according to Chorowsky, who noted the following in his recommendation: “I have never in my life met an education leader who is as explicitly focused on student success and well-being as Erin. “She brings that purpose, that focus, to every meeting, every interaction, to everything she does. She does so both implicitly and SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 24

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 My Hometown: Saugus, Massachusetts A By Tom Sheehan h, Saugus, the town I took to Korea many years ago, savored, brought back! Images strike here, deadly accurate in their mark. Metaphors, booted and buckled and loaded for bear, ride horseback through my town, holding forever in place. At times they ride roughshod or, taking a breath, saunter a bit, smelling new-cut hay over hill, or marsh grass caught up in light appreciation of salt about the air, all Atlantic talking. Realization comes, too. Times there were when our river was like an old man trying to get into bed, slow climb at banking, belt or pajamas astray, slight failures. Some springs, it would be caught up in flume’s rush. Water talks, the sea, the river, the pond. The town talks. It is heard. If you ask a hundred old-time Saugonians about our town, those that have moved about this world of ours, many still moving, the chances prevail that you’d receive many different approaches to the meaning of a town, Saugus, Massachusetts, 12 miles north of Boston on the historic North Shore. It keeps exclaiming itself in the back of the mind, again and again and again. Saugus it says, in a way that never lets go. Saugus they say. They say it by poem and book, by disc or tape, in words and music, by a study of our old Indians. From a corner of Cliftondale Square by Surabian’s Store the recalls would spring, or from the old Morrison Drug Store on the corner of Smith Road or a house on Morton Avenue or Myrtle Street that somehow won’t let go its grip even to this day. They’d come from a cliff-face up in the still woods of North Saugus or a late skate on Lily Pond or the Anna Parker when it used to be flooded for winter fun. Or from a game of playing tag on the rising form of the Post Office when it was being built in the Thirties. All this reverie might begin with the ghost of a father’s lilting voice calling across the cool air just after darkness started its descent. The tone of that voice, its song of airy stubbornness and care, settling its primal demand across a goodly piece of town, across Main Street to the deep end of a hayfield near Gustafson’s Florist. It would cross a section of the railroad tracks leaning from Lynn through the heart of the town to Revere on the Linden Branch. It would be a voice calling more than one person home, calling more than one person to memory. With sound there comes images, perhaps faint and distant, but ever real, freewheeling a stream of consciousness. The recallers might remember a summer cottage, and little more than a shed at that, in Golden Hills or high on Henshit Mountain, having a cellar constructed underneath, getting elongated, widened, being winterized, the walls becoming warmer, becoming home. Sometimes, a clubhouse in those Thirties, in the tough times, became a full-fledged home, and stands in place yet, in part tribute to its young carpenters. Frankie Parkinson and the Petitto boys, among others, used to talk about their memberships in such clubs: how they came by their building materials, how they got into the real estate business in the first place. Those were marvelous stories of another time, of another liberty and another persuasion; the lumber floating across Lily Pond from a special source, or hauled by sled on midwinter’s ice, cover and darkness key words of the narratives. After a while taxes were imposed on these crude structures by the police chief, which forced the boys to move, to redraft plans, to rebuild, architects at the outset. Among old-timers, chances are a number of them might recall Blind Leonard living alone in his small shack near what is now Camp Nihan’s waters, across from the North Saugus School. That is now a professional building at what is the newest traffic control point in town. Leonard would walk again for them along Water and Walnut Streets, the cane tapping its steady tap, coming from the bus stop, coming from Lynn, from music, from Danvers where he visited his brother, or from another relative’s house where the lights were kept low. A survivor for the longest time, a marvel for getting done what could not be done, Citizen Leonard. Some of them would remember an 11-year-old boy at the wheel of a tractor on the family farm alongside Spring Street, where the Full of Bull sat facing the Turnpike. It was dear friend Eddie LeBlanc, the sun beating down on him, sweat-generating, high August at its work. The old Ford tractor went off to war in 1942 as part of a pile of junk metal collected on the lawn of the town hall or the pile near the State Theater and the railroad tracks. The junk became Corsairs and tanks and LSTs pointing straight at Normandy or the sands of Saipan or Kwajalein, keeping Saugus boys company out there in The Big Noise. Once, they’d remember, there was a freedom and independence and an initiative for the young to grow quickly, to do the manly thing, with whatever consequences waiting to happen. War does that, and the stretch of a town and its young people towards the next level of age, citizens growing. But in all of these acts of definition there would be a universal feeling underlining each approach. For the truth is you don’t grasp Saugus outright. You don’t jump in up to your knees and know right off what you’ve jumped into. You don’t get to the heart of a town as if a rapid transit has dropped you at the heartbeat’s center. You can see a hundred pictures of what we’ve been, what we’ve come to be. Lily Pond and the dam can leap out at you, as can the Sweetser School and the Felton and the Armitage and the Mansfield and the old North Saugus School. But they’re all gone in their initial sense. The old high school is gone – the State Theater, the Adventure Car-Hop, the Drive-In Theater – all gone. Tony Scire is gone and Reverend Gray is gone and Father Culhane. Dave Lucey is gone and Buzz Harvey and Hazel Marison and Walter Blossom and John A.W. Pearce. Albert Moylan is gone and Vernon Evans and William Smith. Art Spinney is gone and Doug and Bruce Waybright and Doc Williams and Jimmy MacDougall and George Miles and Charlie Cooper and Soupie Campbell. And Adlington’s and Hoffman’s hardware stores. And Graham’s Market and Braid’s and Sherman’s and the Economy Store and Louis Gordon’s Tailor Shop and Joe Laura’s Barbershop and Ace Welding and Herb White’s Diner and the Slop Shop and Warnie’s Restaurant and Butler’s Drug and Tony Cogliano’s and the Rexall and Charlie Hecht’s in the Center. Bill Carter’s Bar is gone and Chickland and Ludwig’s Cleaners and Heck Allen’s. The perishable perish. They’re all gone, veered off the face of the earth, but we’re still here. For the time being. We too shall pass on, yet in the meantime, in the moments of pure reverie of recall, we assess and measure and realize what we’ve become and what we came from. We remember what we’ve taken out of a place. Taken out of Saugus! Through the gifts of Ellis Island, through the pouring out of people from Europe and all the continents, this little town on the North Shore in its day was becoming a little piece of America, a reflection of the larger mirror of this country. We, as a town, as a community in the truest sense, had become an amalgam at one time; but we were not complete. At the ports of Boston and New York and New Orleans through the terrible times of fever and along the cool St. Lawrence Seaway, the boats unloaded their cargo. The load of precious charges was destined to continue the rising of the New World. With them, of them, came the character upon which this town, as with many other towns along the North Shore, finally fixed its form and content. The enclaves, of course, came into existence. Almost like estates of a sort, they were, like seeking like, economies of kinship, sea fares being paid, sponsorships coming into bloom, cousins coming from the Old World to help with the new farms along Walnut Street and Main Street and Vine Street and Whitney Street. They came to help in the shops and mills at the center of town and along Lincoln Avenue. The character of East Saugus developed beside that of Cliftondale. West Cliftondale bloomed in its own way as did Golden Hills and Lynnhurst, and North Saugus being molded in its near-sovereign outland independence. Then, eventually, with charisma, with fusion, the edges were joined and the amoebae fully assimilated. We had, at some point, become Saugus. Once the core of the town had come into being, once the character had been formed, and the energy flowing through it was live and vital, something else happened. No longer was it what the people had given to the town. From its becoming Saugus, the measurement we had to make, therefore, came to be what we took from its being: what we took away from it when we left. It became much like looking back and trying to say what you carried away from a school you had attended, that school continuing long after you’ve passed through it. All were pieces of Saugus carried away from her heartbeat. Like Lily Pond, as it was, gone! That those taken pieces keep getting regenerated is a marvel of township. It is why Saugus is loved by so many, and by so many more who have not yet found out what they carry with them, waiting to steal away in this lifetime. Old friends come back at me in many ways in the spell of time, often special in their wrapping or in their expression. Don Junkins (RIP) and Bart Brady Ciampa and Tim Churchard and Jim Smith and Tom Weddle correspond by letter or book or poem, CD or tape. All are Saugonians who had to go away to come home; now my mouth waters at correspondence and is full of Don’s words (“where have I been all these years?” from his latest book), and they say Saugus to me, all the way from the bull ring he writes about, all the way from a sweetened Iberia, all the way from the back of his head. Don Junkins was in Deerfield, Massachusetts, retired but writing strong as ever, the metaphor saddled and ready. Bart Ciampa makes music in Vancouver and puts it on CDs and sends them my way where they curl into soft and aging nights. So does the lively music and poetry of Tim Churchard in cool West Lebanon, Maine, where he taught and coached, the Irish drum and the guitar loose in the night. In far off Waldwick, New Jersey, Jim Smith wrote letters full of music and intelligence and first choices of a select mind. They came five and six pages at a time, robust, explosive, wandering his tastes, sorting them out for me with gunfire delivery. He’s gone now, the letters no more except in rereading. Lately I read Don Junkins’ new book, “Journey to The Corrida: Poems,” as I am surrounded by Bart Brady Ciampa’s exquisite trumpet on his own CD from Vancouver way, hearing his “Latinas Reflexiones,” and he does all the instruments, one atop the other, pretending it’s about the Southern Desert, and all the time it’s all about Saugus. Bart and Don, what a pair! What a pair! And they level out with Tim Churchard and his music, and their long ties, and how they graced the same field as Tim and I did. And geologist Tom Weddle, unfailing communicator, writing elegantly HOMETOWN | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 17 October Baseball 2003 Saugus American Little League All-Star Team will play in MS4MS fundraiser (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park.) W orld Series Park in Saugus will host a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis (MS) on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The all-day event will consist of a ceremony on the field, entertainment, food, booths, auctions, raffles, activities for kids, a display of classic cars, and some surprises. The day will culminate with a softball game between the 2003 Saugus Little League team and a combined team of Saugus Police and Firefighters. The coordinator for the event HOMETOWN | FROM PAGE 16 of Tontoquon, the Indian who roamed the banks of the Saugus River a few centuries ago. And we all, to a man, love Saugus for what she is and what she has been in our lives. It was my son, Timmy, whose home is in Franklin, Maine, who said, “So you and your pals are writing a book about Saugus in this past century. For example,” he continued, “tell me about the Forties. What were they like? Why do some football players from those times write poetry? Or what in East Saugus made such music in the beginning that it now comes out of your computer, all the way from the West Coast? Or how do you hibernate in the night with an old teammate’s book of poems, or another’s sheaf of letters?” It was not smugness on his part. But I did not know if that choice of his was spontaneous or specifically directed, as if he had in mind a period related to his own age, young, impressionable, bursting, a place where we all have been. It was a catch in the throat, I said. I tried to explain it to him: There was a time in the high school corridor when a girl turned away from me and walked elegantly off to her lifetime, smiling to this day, a raving beauty yet, mother-proud, bearing regal in her skirts just cut so, and the perfect edge of temperament. It was the time when I slyly tore open my brother’s fragile V-mail letter from the wild Pacific before is Saugus’s own Dario Pizzano, a professional baseball player and a member of the Saugus Little League team that competed in the Little League World Series in 2003. For the last two years, he has been actively involved in fundraising for Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS). His mother, Traci, has suffered with MS for several years, and Dario wanted to be part of helping raise money for research to help find a cure. MS4MS is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of MS at all sports stadiums while raising funds directly for families anybody else could get to it, its onionskin quality like a manuscript marked up by an editor serious at life. It was hearing my cousin’s telephone voice from a Port of Embarkation hidden somewhere on the East Coast, for the lone single last time. I remembered how he’d call with that falsetto air to his brother while skating in the swamp near Siaglo’s piggery on Longwood Avenue. He was mimicking Richie and Sumner Sears’ mother calling out for them, the night late, the cold stealing down atop us mindless except for small joys. Or it was seeing a neighbor’s son heading home with one olive drab pant leg sewn much higher than the other one. It was watching newsreels, like Pathé News, at the State Theatre on Friday nights, not really knowing what the gunfire and sudden combustion was all about, that gray mass of exploding sand or snow up there on the screen, now and then body parts in the mix, or hearing the high screech of shells or a plane diving off the clouds as if those sounds had been artificially appended to the film. Wondering if those sounds could be real. It would be early in the Fifties I’d come to know them for what they were. It all came down eventually to my lost brother, locked up forever in my mind. There is a catch in the throat, a first order of breathlessness I remember behind my eyes with a clarity that could disturb some minds. BATTING FOR MS4MS: Dario Pizzano, a professional baseball player and a member of the Saugus Little League team that competed in the Little League World Series in 2003, has been fundraising for MS4MS for the last two years. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) It was suddenly finding someone whose ear, like mine, could turn quickly to a cool jazz musician right after hearing Puccini at his very best (…that in New Jersey, Jimmy Smith once would give anything to hear the trumpet and flugelhorn I’m tending on right this minute). Or knowing what Auden had to say about another poet, “In the nightmare of the dark/All the dogs of Europe bark,” the words on the porch on Main Street falling from my grandfather’s lips. It was as if the old gent were reading from an Old World cairn, the Red Fergus put away or one more of the warring O’Sheehaughns. The words were blessed and lovely, full of a music I vaguely could begin to hear, to recognize as my own. And a massive war about to begin that would change everything we knew or could feel, the measurements of that war forever at hand. The catch in the throat became the names in thick black type in the local newspaper pages: Basil Parker, Larry Daniels, Tommy Atkins; boys who would never again make the walk along Summer Street or Appleton Street to Stackpole Field, a walk that I would make for four years in the same Forties they trod it. A walk that teammate Don Junkins would write about, the catch again in the throat, deeper, like a barbed hook had set, clutching what was soul. The list of names came growing and running through the streets of the town; the FLASHBACK: The 2003 Saugus American Little League All-Star Team that competed in the Little League World Series that year will be on hand to support Dario Pizzano and multiple sclerosis research at a fundraising event on Oct. 30 at World Series Park. with MS Warriors and for the advancement of research at Johns Hopkins Project Restore MS Research Center, as it hopes to find a cure. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) Volunteers are being requested to help run the event. If you would like to help or need more information about the event, contact Bob Davis at 781-233-4555. Kasabuski brothers almost in one pained but exhilarated breath (them together forever), Vitold Glinski and his pal Alexander Chojnowski from East Saugus practically together again, Walter Barrett missing in the Pacific, Charlie Lenox killed in France, Al DeStuben wounded in Germany. The list grew and grew, the catch in the throat thicker, heavier, a weight coming with it, like measurement taking place, hand spans, arms’ length of things. My heart is forever locked into this town whose streets I walk the way I might one day walk another paradise. If there is one like this, if it is one I can earn my way to, where the river comes pale and palpable in its touch at East Saugus. If it is one where you can look across to Lynn, where old pilings and boats worn out by muscle and devotion continue their journey back into the earth. Where the marsh turns suddenly brown, then white, and where friends, the old and the new, the lost and the forlorn, herald every corner I turn, telling me they love what I still have. Yes, Timmy, here is part of it, the Forties, the pain, the grace, the recall, the sound of another’s words, another’s music, coming to me at the same time. The images sound. Bart Ciampa’s trumpet or Tim Churchard’s banjo plays like one of Don Junkins’ or one of Jimmy Smith’s metaphors. There is no mouth, no voice, but a place…Saugus! God, I am still here, smack dab in the middle of it all. Remarkable, Donny. Remarkable, Bart. Remarkable, Tim. Remarkable, Jim. Remarkable, Tom Weddle. Ah, yes, Timmy, remarkable, the Forties. For two years those Forties and all the years since ran through our minds as we set them down in our book, “A Gathering Of Memories: Saugus 1900–2000.” For two years we garnered and gathered and placed them in order and ordered them in place, scribing a pass at a collection of memories. And it came about, after a total and consuming labor of love, an endless poke at the imagination. Saugonians from 47 states and places outside our borders ordered the book. John Burns and Bob Wentworth and our committee prepared for them a true feast for the memories. The book sold out in a few months, all 2,000 copies, including the last five damaged copies, after doing our own warehousing, packaging, mailing for months of pure excitement. Five hundred more were printed and sold. A perennial scholarship stands, The John Burns Millennium Book Associates Scholarship for Saugus High graduates. It was a noble effort. Perhaps that, too, will be remembered as a piece of Saugus. Like John Burns should be remembered, he who set this chapter moving, this piece of Saugus. —Tom Sheehan is an award-winning author who resides in Saugus.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Prolific Lady Sachems’ offense leads way to 6-1 start O By Greg Phipps ffense has been the biggest factor for the Saugus High School softball team, as the Sachems have emerged victorious in six of their first seven games this season. In fact, Saugus had scored 59 runs in its last four contests (nearly 15 runs a game) heading into Friday’s home tilt against Winthrop. The Sachems outscored the Vikings by a 16-11 count in Tuesday’s battle at Winthrop. They then proceeded to explode for the equivalent of three touchdowns in a 21-7 victory over Swampscott on Wednesday. Last Friday, Saugus jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning and eventually broke open a close game in a 12-5 win at Beverly. Pitcher Leah Ventre has been the beneficiary of the strong offensive support and now has six wins on the season – one of those was a season-opening, perfect, no-hit shutout against Salem. The Sachems gave her plenty of support in that contest as well with 12 runs. Tuesday’s game at Winthrop was a back-and-forth affair before the Sachems were able to pull it out. Three RBI efforts by Kyleigh Dalton and Alexa Ferraro plus a 4-for-4, three RBI performance from Lily Ventre helped lead the way. Kirby Dalton smacked three hits, Saugus baserunner Cat Schena slid in safely ahead of the throw home in last Friday’s 12-5 win at Beverly. reached base five times and scored five times. Leah Ventre drove in two runs while Kyra Jones and Devaney Millerick added RBIs. Ryann Moloney added a hit also. Head Coach Steve Almquist has to be pleased with his team’s ability to produce offense thus far. The Sachems Saugus pitcher Leah Ventre earned her fourth win of the season on Friday at Beverly. continued to swing red-hot bats against Swampscott on Wednesday. Leah Ventre was joined by Fallon Millerick in earning the win over Swampscott while the attack was led by Devaney Millerick with two hits and three runs driven in. Moloney and Gianna Costa each added two RBI, and Ava Rogers produced a perfect 3-for-3 day with two doubles. Sachems’ catcher Lily Ventre prepared to swing at a pitch during an at-bat against Beverly. Saugus baserunner Kirby Dalton rounded second base during a three-run first inning outburst in last Friday’s victory at Beverly.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 19 Meet the 2020-2021 SHS Sachems Varsity Baseball Team The 2020-2021 SHS Sachems Varsity Baseball Team, pictured kneeling, from left to right, are; Mark MacEachern, Sean O’Rourke, Kyle McLaughlin, Jason Casaletto, Kyle Surette, Anthony Macone, and Anthony Cicolini. Back row, from left to right, areH Head Coach Joseph Luis, Drew Gardiner, Ryan Mabee, Nathan Ing, Ryan Anderson, Michael Howard, Matthew MacEachern, Braden Faiella, and Asst. Coach Michael Mabee. Pictured from left to right are, SHS Head Coach Joseph Luis with seniors Kyle McLaughlin, Jason Casaletto, and Kyle Surette, with Assistant Coach Michael Mabee. Sachems Captain Jason Casaletto with Head Coach Joseph Luis. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Late-inning heroics fall short in loss to Swampscott T By Greg Phipps he Saugus High School baseball team has participated in four tight games so far this spring. Unfortunately, the Sachems have ended up on the short end in three of the four matchups. A one-run win over Gloucester and two close, late-inning setbacks to Danvers were followed by a frustrating 3-2 home loss to Swampscott last Thursday at World Series Park. The Sachems worked their way back from an early 2-0 deficit and tied the game in dramatic fashion when Nathan Ing belted a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the affair to extra innings. Ing would finish with three hits in the game and Anthony Macone would drive in Saugus’s other run on a second-inning fielder's choice. But the visitors tallied in their half of the 10th frame to come away on top. Another solid pitching effort was wasted for Saugus. Jason Casaletto, who worked seven innings and allowed just two runs (both in the first inning), had good control, walking just one batter and fanning seven. After the game, head coach Joe Luis cited Casaletto’s fine effort and admitted his squad has had its problems generating offense. The Sachems were shut out in the two contests Saugus’s Nathan Ing blasted a game-tying, seventh-inning homer in last Thursday’s 3-2 home loss to Swampscott. leading up to Thursday’s tilt, and they had their chances to tack on more runs against the Big Blue. “We just couldn’t get the big hit,” Luis told the press. “I don’t know how many times we had a runner on third base with less than two outs.” The beginning of this week didn’t trend in a better direction for Saugus, as it was blanked by Masconomet, 100, on Monday and knocked off at Gloucester, the same team the Sachems beaten earlier this spring, by a 10-6 count on Wednesday. Casaletto homered and Kyle McLaughlin drove in three runs against the Fishermen, as the Sachems were able to establish some offense in the loss. Saugus sits at 2-7 overall and plays at home against Peabody on Monday.

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE PANDEMIC Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener P atriotic plantings are popping up around town as Memorial Day approaches. Despite the reduction of parades and gatherings these past few years, the tradition of decorating graves and monuments with flowers is still being observed, and small gardens are being planted at the base of flagpoles. The flower we most associate with Memorial Day is the poppy (Papaver spp.), but there are actually many poppy species. The red flowers that grow in Flanders Field, Belgium, over the graves of World War I soldiers, and the inspiration for the poem by Canadian soldier poet John McCrae that is so often recited on this holiday, refer to a European annual often called the corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas). An American teacher from Georgia, Moina Belle Michael, was so moved by McCrae’s poem that she not only wrote her own responding poem but made it her life mission to make the poppy a symbol of remembrance for this country and others. Actual corn poppies are sometimes considered weeds, but Shirley poppies are ornamental variants available in a variety of colors. We are more likely to think of the large and showy perennial oriental poppy (Papaver orientale), which thrives in gardens in our climate. This species often has geranium red petals, but can also be found with pink, peach, white and other color variations. The shorter lived Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule) blooms in delicious pastels of cream, yellow, salmon, orange and pink as well as red and white. We may also have seen garden variations of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), which is sometimes known as the breadseed poppy. It is legally grown for pharmaceutical purposes, while the seeds of milder varieties are often used in baked goods. These are usually short-lived in our climate, but ornamental varieties come in red, lilac, pink and white, and the flowers may be single or multi-petalled. The flowers we grow in our gardens come from many continents. Plants from the large continent of Asia often grow especially well because the climate and soils in some parts of it are similar to North America. A BLOSSOM UP CLOSE: the Chinese tree peony in Allen Humphries’ Cliftondale garden. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Allen Humphries) A CHINESE TREE PEONY: Pink flowers bloom in Allen Humphries’ Cliftondale garden. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Allen Humphries) A HOLIDAY FLORAL DISPLAY: A patriotic pot of petunias and pinwheels commemorates Memorial Day. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) ICELAND POPPY: An assortment of colors of this flower (Papaver nudicaule) bloom in a Lynnhurst garden. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University was especially successful at exploring for and collecting hardy Asian species and working with Chinese universities to introduce many new species to other parts of the world. Peonies are among the most beloved of perennials from Asia, both there and here. Herbaceous peonies which bloom in June are the most familiar, but tree peonies deserve to be better known. Despite “tree” being part of the name, these peonies are not of tree-like size. They typically will grow to only about 5' tall, but like trees the woody stems remain visible year round and the new growth will come from these stems, unlike herbaceous peonies (Paeonia lactiflora), whose new growth emerges from the ground each spring.. Tree peonies have a delightful fragrance and bloom several weeks to a month before herbaceous peonies in our area. In China, tree peonies are known as Moutan and have been cultivated for centuries. Tree peony flower colors include many shades of pink, red, yellow, purple and white. In addition to its value as an ornamental plant, parts of the root are used for medicinal purposes. They are a popular subject in Chinese and Japanese paintings. Allen Humphries has an unusual Chinese tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) in his Cliftondale neighborhood garden. Allen says, “It was my paMEMORIAL DAY CENTERPIECE: An unfurling petunia resembles a star. ternal grandfather’s. I don’t know where he got it. He lived in Lynn and died long before I was born. My father Edward J. Humphries transplanted it to Saugus after he moved here in January 1941. Last year I had ‘lost’ about 1/3 of it but it still has the magnificent large blossoms.” There are a few gardens in Saugus that have other varieties of tree peony, but I have not seen any others quite like this one. The pinkish lilac, fluffy double blossoms on Allen’s (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) plant are very sweetly fragrant. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 21 S y Senior Should You Be Screened Sa e hld a BY JIM MILLER nior B S Senio for Lung Cancer? Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? I was a big smoker but quit years ago, so I’m wondering if I should be checked out. Dear Still, Lung cancer screening is used to detect the presence of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people with a high risk of lung cancer. Should you be screened? It depends on your age and your smoking history. Here’s what you should know. Screening Recommendations The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – an independent panel of medical experts that advises the government on health policies – recently expanded their recommendations for lung cancer screenings. They are now recommending annual screenings for high-risk adults between the ages of 50 and 80 who have at least a 20-pack year history who currently smoke or who have quit within the past 15 years. This is a change from the 2013 recommendation that referred to patients ages 55 to 80 with 30-year pack histories. A 20-pack year history is the equivalent of smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years. In 2020, lung cancer killed more than 135,000 Americans making it the deadliest of all possible cancers. In fact, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer also occurs predominantly in older adults. About two out of every three people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older. You’ll also be happy to know that most health insurance plans cover lung cancer screenings to high-risk patients, as does Medicare up to age 77. Screening Pros and Cons Doctors use a low-dose computed tomography scan (also called a low-dose CT scan, or LDCT) of the lungs to look for lung cancer. If lung cancer is detected at an early stage, it’s more likely to be cured with treatment. But a LDCT isn’t recommended for every high-risk patient. LDCT scans have a high rate of false positives, which means that many will undergo additional (and unnecessary) screening or medical procedures, such as another scan three, six, or even 12 months later to check for changes in the shape or size of the suspicious area (an indication of tumor growth). For some patients, the anxiety or worry that goes along with waiting can be a real issue. Or you may need a biopsy (removal of a small amount of lung tissue), which has risks, especially for those with underlying health conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema. For example, in people with emphysema, there’s a chance of a lung collapsing during the procedure. If you meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for high-risk lung cancer, the University of Michigan off ers a free online tool (see ShouldIScreen.com) to help you decide if you should get an LDCT. It’s also important to discuss the benefi ts and risks with your primary care doctor before making a decision. Tips for Testing If you and your doctor determine that you should be screened, look for an imaging facility whose staff follows American College of Radiology requirements when performing low-dose CT scans. You can fi nd accredited facilities at ACRaccreditation.org. This can help to ensure an accurate read of your scans by a highly trained, board-certifi ed or board-eligible radiologist. You may need a referral from your primary care provider. Most insurance companies, including Medicare require this before they’ll cover the cost of screening. 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. The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) was signed into law on December 20, 2019. A significant provision of the SECURE Act was the repeal of the ability of a designated beneficiary of an IRA account to withdraw the funds over his or her life expectancy. Designated beneficiaries inheriting IRA accounts after 2019 must now withdraw monies from the IRA account within 10 years. The IRS should be issuing proposed Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) regulations soon as a result of the changes made by the SECURE Act. It is no longer necessary to determine the age of the IRA owner at the time of death for distribution purposes as long as the IRA owner dies after 2019 and the beneficiary is a designated beneficiary under the IRA account (a Trust or an individual). For designated beneficiaries subject to the 10-year rule, withdrawals from the IRA account are optional until December 31st of the 10th year following the year of death of the IRA account owner. The new 10-year rule also applies to a successor beneficiary of a designated beneficiary of the original IRA account owner, who inherited an IRA account prior to 2020, but who dies after 2019. A designated beneficiary will establish a beneficiary IRA account and will then select a beneficiary of his or her inherited IRA account. That subsequent beneficiary would be deemed to be a successor beneficiary. If the designated beneficiary, however, had died prior to 2020, then the successor beneficiary would have the right to withdraw the remaining balance of the IRA account over the life expectancy of the designated beneficiary, and not be subject to the 10-year rule. Former Smoker nir ior d “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” JOSEPH D. CATALDO NEW 10-YEAR RULE FOR INHERITED IRA’S Under the SECURE Act, an Eligible designated beneficiary is eligible to withdraw the remaining balance of the inherited IRA account over his or her life expectancy. The following qualify as an Eligible designated beneficiary: • The surviving spouse of the IRA account owner • A child of the IRA account owner who has not yet reached the age of majority. Once the child has reached the age of majority, the child then has 10 years to withdraw the balance in the inherited IRA account • Disabled beneficiary • Chronically ill beneficiary • An individual not falling into A-D who is not more than 10 years younger than the IRA account owner. These are complicated new rules relating to beneficiaries of IRA account owners. However, since IRA accounts are so common, it is important to understand the new rules. 1. On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were born on the family farm in what Canadian province? 2. U.S. Route 50, a transcontinental highway, has a portion known as “The Loneliest Road in America” that is in what state? 3. In May 1915, Babe Ruth hit his fi rst career home run against what team that he was later traded to? 4. On May 29, 1885, in what Massachusetts city (“Shoe Capital of the World”) did Jan Matzeliger demonstrate his invention of a machine to mass produce shoes? 5. What is Neapolitan ice cream? 6. The 1966 what group released the album “Face to Face” with the song “Rainy Day in June”? 7. In May 1830, the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was fi rst published – in Boston; what editress/writer/ activist and proponent of Thanksgiving and the Bunker Hill Monument authored it? 8. Which U.S. state has the longest coastline? 9. How are Allyson, Lockhart and Taylor similar? 10. On May 30, 1821, James Boyd of Boston patented a fi re hose of cotton lined with what substance (to replace leather hose)? 11. The “I want my Maypo” commercials advertised what? 12. What is the Memorial Day fl ower? 13. What was the name of the boyfriend of Geraldine (Flip Wilson)? 14. On May 31, 1578, the Catacombs were discovered in what city? 15. What was Romeo’s family name? 16. On June 1, 2002, the fi rst law to prohibit light pollution in a nation went into eff ect in what country that is bordered by Slovakia on the east? 17. Where would you fi nd the Lost Boys in “Peter Pan”? 18. On June 2, 1924, what U.S. president signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act? 19. What is Aurora Australis? 20. On June 3, 1937, what famous marriage occurred? ANSWERS 1. Ontario 2. Nevada 3. The New York Yankees 4. Lynn, MA 5. Diff erent ice cream fl avors – usually chocolate, strawberry and vanilla – pressed into a block for slicing 6. The Kinks 7. Sarah Josepha Hale 8. Alaska 9. They are the last names of entertainers named June. 10. Rubber 11. The first-ever maple-flavored oatmeal cereal 12. Red poppies 13. Killer 14. Rome 15. Montague 16. The Czech Republic 17. Never-Never Land 18. Calvin Coolidge 19. The Southern Lights 20. Between the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson

Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on Audacy.com” Download the free Audacy app on your phone or tablet Listen online at HYPERLINK “http://www.wmexboston.com” www.wmexboston.com Or tune into 1510 AM if you have an AM radio. Visit us at www.bobkatzenshow.com THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of May 17-21. $400 MILLION FOR NEW SOLDIERS’ HOME IN HOLYOKE (H 3770) House 160-0, Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The push to construct the new home follows the deaths of 77 veteran residents last year as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the current facility. A House-Senate conference committee hammered out this compromise version after the House and Senate approved different versions of the measure. The bill also provides $200 million to increase geographic equity and accessibility of longterm care services for Bay State veterans with a focus on areas that are not primarily served by the soldiers’ homes in Chelsea or Holyoke. The Baker administration and House and Senate leaders have urged speedy passage of the proposal in order to meet deadlines to apply for as much as $260 million in funding from the federal government, which would leave state taxpayers with a $140 million bill. “Rebuilding the soldiers’ home in Holyoke and increasing access to services for our veterans is necessary and long overdue, especially after tragically losing many residents of the soldiers’ home to a COVID-19 outbreak last year,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) who served as the lead Senate negotiator of the conference committee. “This funding will ensure that the commonwealth’s veterans are met with the services that they deserve and that address their unique and changing needs.” “Our veterans throughout the commonwealth deserve the very best in care and treatment as they age,” said Sen. Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough), another member of the conference committee. The bill that we enacted today will ensure that their needs are met for generations to come in a safe, comfortable and welcoming soldiers’ home. Additionally, it is critical that this vital taxpayer-funded facility be built efficiently by a local, welltrained, safe and diverse workforce that provides a career pipeline for skilled craftspeople in Western Massachusetts. The bipartisan and collaborative bond authorization bill we sent to the governor is reflective of DCR needs lifeguards for summer season Apply online; lifeguards earn up to $18 per hour T he state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) announced that the agency is actively recruiting individuals to become a lifeguard at DCR-managed inland and coastal waterfronts, and deep water swimming pools in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. DCR lifeguards are professional rescuers who are trained to prevent injuries, and they respond in the event of an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together calmly and efficiently to manage potential crisis situations and ensure the safety of all visitors at DCR-managed waterfronts. DCR lifeguards make a difference and enjoy a fulfilling summer job while earning $17 per hour – or $18 per hour for head lifeguards. “Every year, Massachusetts residents and visitors travel to DCR beaches, lakes, ponds, and pools seeking relief from the summer heat and time with friends and family outdoors,” said DCR Commissioner James Montgomery. “DCR lifeguards are absolutely critical to ensuring the public can safely enjoy our popular swimming locations, and make a real difference by dedicating their summer days to safeguarding the public.” DCR trains and certifies its lifeguards prior to opening designated swimming areas, and it provides certification free of charge to those who commit to working for DCR. To be considered for a DCR lifeguard position, applicants must be at least 16 years of age, must complete lifeguard training and must be certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Furthermore, candidates must be able to complete the following: • A timed 500-yard swim • Recover a 10-pound object in nine to 12 feet of water DCR is currently recruiting in Central and Eastern Massachusetts with a focus on the Boston Metro area, North of Boston to Salisbury and South of Boston to the Cape and the Islands. Candidate training and certification dates and locations in these areas can be found below. Please note that all interested candidates must register with DCR aquatics staff to be placed in the appropriate course before arriving. Boston Region • May 28 and 30 – Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Lifeguard Certification • June 12 – Connell Pool in Weymouth, Lifeguard and CPR Recertifications North Region • May 30 – Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Lifeguard Certification • June 5 – Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Lifeguard Recertification • June 7 and 10 – North Shore Swim Club Partnership in Medford, Lifeguard Certification (tentative) • June 11 and13 – Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Lifeguard Certification South Region • June 5 – Horseneck Beach in Westport, CPR and Waterfront Certifications • June 12 – Houghton’s Pond in Canton, CPR and Waterfront Certifications Interested individuals can apply online and are strongly encouraged to call James Esposito at 857-214-0400 or visit the DCR’s lifeguarding webpage and recruitment flyer, where certification dates and locations, application information and lifeguard requirements can be found. our values and consistent with our focus on providing equitable and top-notch care to every veteran in the commonwealth.” “As the senator for the city of Holyoke and the Soldiers’ Home, I know what this new home means to so many in our community,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield), Senate chair of the Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs. “This has truly been a long and emotional process that started well before this legislation was first filed. From the very start, families and veterans gave me a very clear message: ‘Get this done.’ We could not let them down and I am proud to say that we have not let them down … The funding authorized in this bill will ensure that the future residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and veterans across our commonwealth receive the care with honor and dignity that they have earned in service to our nation. Today’s vote brings us one step closer towards fulfilling that mission.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes COVID-19 EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHANGES (H 3771) House 157-0, Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would provide qualified workers with up to five days of paid leave for COVID-related emergencies including workers who are sick with the virus, under a quarantine order, recovering from receiving a vaccine or caring for a family member ill with the virus. The measure is also designed to relieve employers this spring from expensive unexpected unemployment system costs. Many businesses were shocked when they saw their first-quarter unemployment contribution bills and found the solvency assessment rate had jumped from 0.58 percent in 2020 to 9.23 percent in 2021, raising costs in many cases by hundreds or thousands of dollars. Under the proposal, the state BHRC | SEE PAGE 23 would shift all COVID-related unemployment claims from the solvency fund into a new COVID claims fund and the solvency fund would revert to its original function. Employers, who fund the state’s jobless aid system, will still be on the hook in the long term, and a COVID-related assessment on businesses will kick into effect for 2021 and 2022. “In order for us to fully recover from the pandemic, all Massachusetts workers need access to emergency paid sick time if they are sick with COVID-19, quarantined or need to care for a sick family member,” said Deb Fastino, Executive Director of the Coalition for Social Justice and a member of the Raise Up Massachusetts Steering Committee. “Many essential frontline workers need paid sick time so they can recover from the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.” “Massachusetts workers and businesses share the same goal of restoring jobs lost during the COVID pandemic and getting back to work,” said Steve Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “By spreading this year’s solvency assessment over the next two decades using already authorized borrowing, the House took the necessary step at this time to enable that continued economic recovery. Moving forward, it is critical that we take a hard look at the way we fund our Unemployment Insurance system to ensure that costs are fairly spread out across businesses; that we build substantial reserves during good economic times in order to weather the bad without relying on costly borrowing; and that workers can continue to count on UI benefits

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 23 BHRC | FROM PAGE 22 as an economic lifeline to provide for their families and boost the Massachusetts economy.” “The unemployment benefits crisis was directly caused by Gov. Baker’s shutdown of the state’s economy and the Legislature’s failure to act,” said Chip Ford, executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation. “The federal government provided relief with its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), but the House chose not to use those funds to mitigate the burden the state imposed on employers. It is unconscionable for the state to further abuse devastated businesses when federal funds have been made available to alleviate that pain.” “This proposal is a good step to help provide employers immediate unemployment insurance tax relief, but it is not a longterm solution,” said National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) Massachusetts State Director Christopher Carlozzi. “The state forced businesses to close their doors and rollback operations resulting in widespread layoffs. Because of this, employers alone should not be left to shoulder the entire UI tax burden and policymakers must use some of the billions of dollars in federal aid to help replenish the UI trust fund like so many other states have done.” “This legislation is an important stopgap step to prevent up to 1,600 percent immediate tax increases for Massachusetts employers,” said Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts. “It will amortize the multi-billion-dollar COVID-related claims over 20 years, spreading out, but not eliminating the pain. Still there needs to be a shared responsibility with the government to cover some of the UI Trust Fund debt. The orders, restrictions, messaging, emergency benefits and fraudulent claims were related to government actions, not that of employers. So there still needs to be a determination on how much of the federal relief dollars under either the CARES Act or ARPA will be the government’s responsibility for the debt of approximately $4 billion. Massachusetts will be receiving $4.5 billion under the ARPA. Most other states have used federal COVID relief dollars to reduce the overall UI tax hit for their employers, and Massachusetts must support their small businesses and employers in a similar way.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes EXCLUDE MUNICIPAL WORKERS (H 3771) House 0-158 (Senate on a voice vote without a roll call) rejected Gov. Baker’s amendment that would exclude municipal employees from the emergency COVID-19 paid leave program. The Baker administration has defended the exclusion of municipal workers arguing that they already have strong leave protections in place and that many municipalities can access federal funds to implement their own leave programs that could align with state and federal leave guarantees. Rep. Josh Cutler, (D-Pembroke), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development disagreed with Baker. “As the speaker has made clear, the House stands firm in supporting COVID emergency paid leave for all Massachusetts workers,” said Cutler. “That includes our municipal employees, the teachers, police officers, firefighters, health agents, janitors, veterans’ agents and many others who have been essential to our state’s COVID-19 response. Further, our actions today to address unemployment solvency account rates will help stem rising costs for employers and small businesses.” House GOP Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading) also disagreed with Baker, a fellow Republican. “Having access to emergency paid sick leave is essential to workers who are recovering from the coronavirus, caring for a family member or trying to schedule their vaccination,” Jones said. “Municipal employees—including essential frontline workers like police and firefighters—have also faced numerous challenges created by the COVID-19 global pandemic, and the House’s vote will ensure that they are also entitled to the same paid sick leave benefits as other non-municipal workers.” (A “No” vote is against the amendment and favors including municipal employees.) BHRC | SEE PAGE 25

Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 OBITUARIES Richard J. Dow Age 80, died on Tuesday morning at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Saugus, he was the son of the late James J. and Ada (Mudge) Dow. After serving for 21 years in the United States Navy rising to the rank of Sr. Chief Petty Offi cer, serving during the Vietnam War, Mr. Dow retired to Saugus. For many years Mr. Dow was known the young fi gure skaters and hockey players of Saugus as the man who sharpened their skates, having a small business in his home. Mr. Dow is survived by many cousins and his best friends; Wayne & Peggy Basler, James & Sandy Catizone, Pat Davis and Beth Hethlethy. SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 15 explicitly, reminding all who work with her, why we’re doing the work we do, what binds us, what success looks like, what we must keep front and center.” Brette L. Scott of Denver Public Schools, who worked with McMahon for six years at Denver Public Schools – three years as her supervisor. Scott wrote this about McMahon: “We co-led a district-wide early literacy initiative that was responsible for the greatest K-2 and 3rd grade growth in one year in DPS history. “Together, we overcame challenges inherent in rolling out a literacy initiative across 110 elementary schools; she was a partner.” Cheri Wrench, executive director of the Colorado Association of School Boards: Wrench worked for McMahon – who at the time was serving as the chief academic and innovation officer of Denver Public Schools. Here is what Wrench wrote: “Ms. McMahon’s unique systems thinking perspective will be advantageous to her as Superintendent. “I experienced Ms. McMahon’s support of our academic technology and our afterschool programs as demonstration of her beliefs about the value of partnerships between communities and schools that must be clearly planned for across the system in order to be eff ective. … In addition, Erin embraces collaboration with families and the community to share ownership of their outcomes with district initiatives.” WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 Mold & Waterproofing EXPERTS • Sump Pumps • Walls & Floor Cracks • ALL WORK GUARANTEED - Licensed Contractor - JPG CONSTRUCTION Cell phone 781-632-7503 508-292-9134 We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 Page 25 FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured BHRC | FROM PAGE 23 “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior Rep. Jessica Giannino No Rep. Donald Wong No HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. 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 May 17-21, the House met for a total of ten hours and eight minutes while the Senate met for a total of six hours and 22 minutes. Mon. May 17 House 11:00 a.m. to 1:04 p.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to 1:08 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770 p.m. Tues. May 18 House 11:01 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No Senate session Wed. May 19 No House session No Senate session Thurs. May 20 House 11:02 a.m. to 3:37 p.m. Senate 11:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Fri. May 21 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Office/Commercial Space for Lease 3 Large rooms, each with walk-in storage area. Ideal for Law Office or Aerobics Studio. Like new condition. Second floor elevator direct to unit. Seperate entrances - New Baths - Large Parking Area. On MBTA Bus Route #429. Located on Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza Rte. 1 South 425 Broadway Saugus Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507

Page 26 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 HELP WANTED To care for two senior citizens • Prefer Spanish or Italian speaking woman • Light housekeeping and prepare dinner Hours: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Salary: Negotiable MEMORIAL DAY | FROM PAGE 11 until he was within 100 yards of the enemy position and even as he fell, he kept firing his rifle and waving his men forward. When his company came up behind him, S/Sgt. DeFranzo, despite his many severe wounds, suddenly raised himself and once more moved forward in the lead of his men until he was again hit by enemy fire. In a final gesture of indomitable courage, he threw several grenades at the enemy machine gun position and completely destroyed the gun. In this action, S/Sgt. DeFranzo lost his life, but by bearing the brunt of the enemy fire in leading the attack, he prevented a delay in the assault which would have been of considerable benefit to the foe, and he made possible his company's advance with a minimum of casualties. The extraordinary heroism and magnificent devotion to duty displayed by S/ Sgt. DeFranzo was a great inspiration to all about him, and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces.” Saugus By the Numbers Based on a count of the stars on local monuments, here are the numbers of Saugus servicemen who were killed while serving their country: World War I – 14 World War II – 57 Korean War – 2 Vietnam War – 3 Saugus in the Civil War: Killed in action aren’t noted. But on the large Civil War Monument inside a large rotary – a keystone-shaped roundabout – two plaques on the right and left sides of the memorial individually list the 163 enlisted men from Saugus, eight of whom served in the Navy. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or Info@advocatenews.net

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