SAUGUS Your Local News & Sports Online. Subscribe & Scan Here! CAT D Vol. 26, No.23 CAT -FREE- www.advocatenews.net HEAD OF THE CLASS Published Every Friday T TE 781-233-4446 Friday, June 7, 2024 Town Meeting 2024 Members overwhelmingly support fi ve zoning articles designed to protect residents from route 1 development By Mark E. Vogler he debate continues to rage in Saugus over whether increased zoning restrictions are creating an anti-business environment, or whether adjustments are needed to protect residential neighborhoods along Route 1 from development. More than 80 percent of the members attending the fourth and fi nal session of this year’s Annual Town Meeting voted to approve fi ve articles crafted by Selectman Michael Serino that would add more restricMEETING | SEE PAGE 2 FINAL VOTE BUSINESS COMPLETED: Members raised their hands in support of the fi fth and fi nal zoning article passed Monday night before the 2024 Annual Town Meeting adjourned. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) A SHINING SCHOLASTIC STAR: Sarah Lande Dorielan, the Valedictorian – the top-ranked student in the Saugus High School Class of 2024 – was among the 178 students receiving diplomas at the school’s 153 Commencement Exercises last Friday. She plans to attend Tufts University in the fall to study Biopsychology. Please see inside for her speech, other commencement addresses, more photos and graduation coverage. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Mid-grade Regular $3.85 3.24 73 59 Over 45 Years of Excellence! Full Service $2.95 Order online at angelosoil.com

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