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Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 DIRECTOR OLSEN | FROM PAGE 1 which is known offi cially as “The Richard J. Barry Senior Center.” “I would encourage all Seniors to take advantage of the activities, lunches, and wonderful events available,” Panetta said. “They have an informative newsletter with helpful information and a calendar showing events and lunch menu. It’s a great way to meet up with neighbors and make new friends,” she said. HOW IT BEGAN Olsen, a 1978 graduate of Saugus High School, has deep Saugus roots. Her uncle — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo — received the Medal of Honor posthumously after sacrifi cing his life to save many of his fellow soldiers while fighting the Nazis in France during World War II. In a 2017 interview with The Saugus Advocate, Olsen recalled that she was looking for a part-time job when her children were young and had just begun school. “The Senior Center was looking for someone to do data entry into the computer of all the seniors that attended the senior center on a daily basis,” Olsen said. “At that time the senior center was located in the building where the Youth and Rec is now. During the four years working there the Town received a Community Development Grant. Within that community development grant a new senior center would be built,” Olsen said. “At the time Frances Rigol was the director and we worked very well together, and she off ered me the fulltime position as her Administrative Assistant, when the new building was completed.” So, what should be the legacy of Joanne Olsen during her years working at the Saugus Senior Center? Here’s what members of the current Board of Selectmen had to say about her contributions to the betterment of Saugus: Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini: “Joanne has been a pillar in our community for many, many years. Her commitment and service to the seniors in Saugus is unparalleled and will be extremely diffi cult to replicate. I wish Joanne all the best in her well-deserved retirement and thank her for her years of service in Saugus.” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano: “My apologies to Joanne Olsen for missing her retirement luncheon due to my shoulder surgery. Thank you for your many dedicated years of service to the senior citizens of Saugus.” Selectman Corinne Riley: “I worked with Joanne through so many events that took place especially during covid. We had food drives together and she went above and beyond taking care of the seniors during the toughest part of the pandemic. I’ve come to know Joanne as a hard worker and very caring individual. She is going to be truly missed, but I wish her the best in her next chapter. I believe she was defi nitely the right person in her position.” Selectman Michael Serino: “I will miss not seeing Joanne when I visit the Senior Center. As the director of the Senior Center for many years, THIRTEEN YEARS AT THE HELM: Saugus Senior Center Director Joanne Olsen at last Friday’s (June 10) volunteer luncheon, where she announced formal plans to retire. She has worked at the center for close to 25 years — more than 13 years as its director. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Joanne did a good job in providing a truly needed service to the seniors of our community. Joanne and her family grew up in Saugus. I knew her dad Ray DeFranzo, who was a close friend of my uncle and former Selectman Chris Serino. I am sure Joanne’s father would be very proud of her accomplishments in our community. I send my best wishes to Joanne and her family on her retirement.”

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We went to Saugus High School together.” Walks through Riverside Cemetery inspired teacher Knowles, who has spent more than 25 years in Saugus Public Schools — the last 16 years as a third grade teacher — recalled that she was inspired several years ago in the midst of a fund-raising project at Veterans Memorial Park. “My father told me about Gordon and how much work he does, and that was about the time they were trying to do the bricks for the park,” Knowles said. “I would take my own children for walks through the cemetery. I would always see Gordon working there — and what amazing work he would do. He was just doing it because he didn’t want those service men in the cemetery to be forgotten,” she said. “When they started doing the fund-raising for the park in front of the old Evans School, I started thinking, ‘What can we do to help Gordon, who is doing all that work alone?’ So, we came up with the idea for ‘Red, White and Blue Day.’ And except for two years lost to COVID, we continued it. And it’s a small token that does make a big difference. We’d ask the kids to wear red, white and blue and donate a dollar,” she said. But the response has been much greater. The fund-raising eff ort has reached outside of Knowles’ classroom into the school (fi rst Veterans Elementary School and later the Belmonte STEAM Academy). One student donated $40. A teacher contributed $25. There were many $5 donations from school staff . Several of Knowles’ classes have helped the cause over the years. Shepard has acknowledged his appreciation by visiting her classroom and interacting with the students. One year, Shepard invited Knowles and her class to a special ceremony at Riverside Cemetery. The National Organization of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War honored Shepard with the organization’s 2019 Founder’s Award for his outstanding service in the memory of Union Civil War Soldiers. It was the group’s only award for that year, and it honored Shepard’s Civil War Burial Plot restoration project, which began in 2015 and took four years to complete. “He invited my class to come down and lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony,” Knowles recalled. “Gordon was so proud. He was also excited for the students. He said we helped make it happen,” she said. Sharing his passion with students Shepard got invited to the Belmonte STEAM Academy GORDY’S CAUSE | SEE PAGE 5 Shepard’s eff orts to restore and maintain the gravesites of Saugus veterans dating back to the Civil War has left quite an impression on longtime Saugus educator Caroline Knowles. For several years, she has had her third grade classes — fi rst at Veterans Elementary School and most recently at the Belmonte STEAM Academy — involved in fund-rais

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 GORDY’S CAUSE | FROM PAGE 4 for a special Memorial Day observance several weeks ago. He was there to receive donations totaling close to $500 from a fundraiser organized by Knowles students. The Vietnam veteran got to talk with the students and pose for photographs. Another veteran educator — Diane Walsh, who coordinates Memorial Day programs for students — added a special touch to this year’s observance: dozens of paper poppies attached to several walls at the Belmonte STEAM Academy. “She asked students for the names of family members and friends who had served in the service and who had passed,” Knowles said. “She asked anyone if they wanted to honor a family member and friend. She added their name, military branch and the war to each poppy. There were poppies everywhere,” she said. Shepard was initially drawn to Riverside Cemetery to visit the gravesite of his old childhood friend — Richard “Dicky” Devine, Jr. — a fellow Vietnam War veteran who was killed in combat in January of 1969. Shepard continued to make frequent visits to his buddy’s grave. As the years passed, he noticed that his friend’s headstone was beginning to sink into the ground. He looked at the one beside it, and it bore the name of another hero killed during the war — someone else’s family or friend member. It had been partially covered with grass and dirt. As Shepard surveyed the cemetery, he noticed that many of the headstones and plaques bearing the names of his fellow soldiers were in disrepair. At that point, Shepard went on a mission to clean and straighten out Devine’s gravestone and then the one beside it. Then, he kept going, doing as many as he could over the course of numerous volunteer hours. As the years went on, Shepard restored more than 400 gravesites belonging to veterans. Eventually, he began his Civil War Burial Plot restoration project in 2015. The plaques in the Grand Army of the Republic Plot were in very bad shape. Some were sunk into the ground and almost all of them were unreadable. Shepard noted this week that he’s far from done on cemetery projects on behalf of the Saugus veterans buried there. He continues to work several times a week, mowing the grass and trimming around the gravesites. S POPPIES EVERYWHERE: Part of the display of paper poppies on the wall at Belmonte STEAM Academy honoring late friends and relatives of students who were remembered for their service in the armed forces. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) St. Mary’s High School 3rd term Honors students Page 5 t. Mary’s High School announced its Honor Roll and Principal’s List for the third quarter of the 2021-22 academic year. Honor Roll students must achieve 85 or above in all classes, and Principal’s List students must achieve 90 or above in all classes. The following students from Saugus have achieved these honors: Honor Roll Isabella Davantel, ’28 Gianna Stasio, ’27 Zoran Ernjakovic, Jr., ’25 Ava Gigliotti, ’25 Dominic Coco, ’24 Vittoria Moretti, ’23 Molly Cummings, ’22 Kiara LoNigro, ’22 Taylor Picardi, ’22 Principal’s List Daniella Leo, ’27 Valeria Mejia, ’25 Nadia Del Sonno, ’24 Nanina Fabrizio, ’23 Tia Picardi, ’23 Rowan Sharwood, ’23 Christopher Coco, Jr., ’22 SUPPORTING DEPARTED SAUGUS VETERANS: Shown from left to right are Saugus third grade teacher Caroline Knowles, Vietnam War veteran Gordon “Gordy” Shepard and teacher Diane Walsh. Shepard, who has spent thousands of hours restoring and maintaining the gravesites of Saugus veterans buried at Riverside Cemetery, received donations of close to $500 raised by students to support his ongoing work at the cemetery. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 7 At the Saugus Senior Center Town offers drive-through COVID-19 testing this month By Mark E. Vogler S Standing, pictured from left to right: dishwasher Paul Watson, driver Michael Capozzi, bookkeeper Lynette Terrazzano, transportation manager Cathy Strum, outreach coordinator Cheryl Roberto, kitchen manager Michele Kelley, driver Jack Doherty, custodian Dana Marshall and receptionist Joanne Genzale. Seated, pictured from left to right: administrative assistant Laurie Davis and director Joanne Olsen. augus residents who want to know if they are infected with COVID-19 will have a chance to participate in four more drive-through clinics being hosted this month by the Saugus Senior Center. Pictured from left to right: Memory Laners vocalists Frank Haderson, Patricia McLaughlin, Anne Lamphere, Howard Conley and John Clemente provided a cappella music with CD back-up. They plan to play at the Saugus Iron Works on Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at Prince Pizza on Aug. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. “We hope that folks will use this as a resource,” Public Health Director John R. Fralick III said this week, in announcing the tests that will be held at the Senior Center at 498 Central St. on the fi nal Tuesdays and Thursdays of this month from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “It’s for free and will be available at these drive-through clinics to Saugus residents only. Residents need to show their state-issued ID to show proof of residence.” The clinics began this week as a result of a grant the town received from the Massachusetts Health Officers Association to conduct COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This diagnostic test determines if a person is infected through analysis of samples to see if they contain genetic material from the virus. The Broad Institute of Cambridge will send the results via the email provided by residents at checkin. Results are typically received within 24-36 hours of testing. The Saugus Board of Health will also be providing at-home rapid antigen tests to all participating residents (max three per vehicle while supplies last), Fralick said. The Town of Saugus requests the public’s continued vigilance as the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to enter into an endemic phase. The following testing dates have been confi rmed for the month of June 2022: • June 21 – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • June 23 – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • June 28 – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • June 30 – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “Where this will be a drivethrough event, all dates are not weather-permitting and you will receive on-site instructions in the event of any change in protocol,” the town noted in a press release issued this week. “All residents that may have exposure concerns are asked to wear masks when interacting with all staff . The Town of Saugus appreciates the opportunity to continue to provide COVID19 resources to all its residents.” The COVID-19 Update Town reports 40 newly confi rmed cases over the past week; one new death By Mark E. Vogler T Friends of the Senior Center, pictured from left to right: Betty Frogello, secretary Margie Bertowitch, Astrid Napolatano, Kathy McMahon and Jean Brunco. Not present: Friends of the Senior Center vice president Robert Teal, John Surabian, Nelson Chang and Jeanette Falzone. here were 40 newly confi rmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (June 15), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s the same number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported last week. This week’s positive COVID-19 cases reported to the town by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) increased the overall total to 9,316 confi rmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 530 confi rmed cases over the past eight weeks as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to continue wearing masks at Town Hall even though they are optional. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 21

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Under the bill, individuals who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States will now be able to obtain a non-REAL ID compliant Massachusetts driver’s license if they can produce suffi cient documentation to verify their identity with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. This documentation must include either a valid unexpired foreign THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 passport or a valid unexpired Consular Identifi cation document, as well as one of the following: a valid unexpired driver’s license from any US state or territory; an original or certifi ed copy of a birth certifi cate; a valid unexpired foreign national identifi cation card; a valid unexpired foreign driver’s license; or a marriage certifi cate or divorce decree issued in Massachusetts. At least one document must include a photograph of the applicant and one document must include their date of birth. Proponents of the bill say it will improve public safety by encouraging undocumented immigrants to undergo driver training and to insure their motor vehicles, but Representative Wong is skeptical of those claims and believes the proposal is particularly unfair to those individuals who have followed the law to secure lawful presence status or citizenship. Representative Wong previously supported an alternative proposal, fi led by Representative Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) that would instead allow undocumented residents to apply for a state-issued “driver privilege card” (DPC) to legally operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts, but the amendment was defeated. Under this proposal, applicants would be required to complete a comprehensive driver education and training course, provide proof of payJ& $46 yd. S     MULCH SALE!Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERE Y AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELE COME $4 yd. $42 yd.                           •       •                            •             $3 yd. Selectmen grant license for company to store and sell gas cylinders on Route 1 By Mark E. Vogler S Donald Wong State Representative ment of all state and federal taxes as well as employment, and submit suffi cient documentation verifying their name, date and place of birth. It also established minimum levels of auto insurance coverage for DPC holders, and specifi cally stated that these individuals would not be allowed to vote in any local, state or federal election. Representative Wong also objected to language in the bill that prohibits the Registrar of Motor Vehicles from disclosing or making public record any personally identifying information provided by an applicant, unless required by federal law or authorized through regulations that will be developed by the attorney general. He previously supported a pair of amendments that would have required the Registrar to provide information on an applicant under specifi c circumstances, including to a city or town clerk seeking to verify the identity and eligibility of any individual using a Massachusetts license to vote or to register to vote, or to a state law enforcement agency requesting information pursuant to an investigation. Both amendments were defeated on votes of 31-125. electmen voted unanimously at Tuesday (June 14) night’s meeting to grant a license to 87 Broadway LLC and Airgas for the storage and sale of gas cylinders on the property at 87 Broadway. Airgas, which is leasing the property from 87 Broadway LLC, is a national company with locations in Massachusetts, specializing in the sale of gasses, along with welding equipment, tools, safety equipment and supplies. Selectmen said they are satisfi ed the company and town offi - cials – including the Saugus Fire Department — have taken steps to protect abutting neighbors from and dangers. “I for one, feel a lot better, knowing that the gas isn’t going to be fi lling things on-site,” Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini said. “It’s like a tank exchange. No diff erent than going to Home Depot and swapping out a blue Rhino Barbeque grill 20 gallon tank or whatever,” he said. John Peterson of 12 Spring Ln., the closest residential abutter, said he has no objection to the license being issued. “If our Fire Department is good with all of this, I’m generally good. I don’t have any objection,” Peterson said. But he noted that two homes on his street — including his own — had been vandalized or broken into, heightening his concerns about the storage of fl ammable materials. “I can assure you that [Saugus Fire Department] Captain [Scott] Phelan is very thorough,” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano told Peterson. “I’m sure he put them through the ringer to get his stamp of approval. He’s very thorough. He does a great job. You can be assured that you’ll be safe,” Cogliano said. Company officials recently met with town officials, including Capt. Phelan — who wanted additional concrete barriers and fencing locations to safeguard the compressed gas cylinders that will be stored on-site. The company’s customers include restaurants, welding companies, laboratories, auto repairers and a wide array of various companies who have needs for the gas that will be sold. The company stressed that there will be no fi lling of gas containers. Containers that have already been fi lled will be swapped for empty containers. Airgas will be selling compressed gas cylinders containing Propane, Propylene, Acetylene and Hydrogen. In issuing the license, selectmen approved the company’s operating hours Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with no heavy equipment or machinery utilized by the license holder before 8 a.m. that would make any type of noise to impede the privacy or the enjoyment of neighbors. No tanks will be stored within 10 feet of the exterior of the building. Albert Nicholls participate in Showcase Ballroom Dance Performance R evere Resident Albert Nicholls participated at the Dancesport Academy of New England Showcase Ballroom Dance Performance held on April 10 of this year at Dance Studio the in Burlington, Mass. With live audience and along with other performances Albert, with his Instructor Mrs. Saori DeSouza as his partner performed the Rhythm Dance: the Bolero. The audience appreciated the performance and said the ticket price paid well worth it. Albert enjoyed cheering for his fellow performers and also appreciates the dedication of his teacher/owner of the Dancesport Academy of New England of Brookline challenging him to make his best eff ort in his Ballroom Dancing.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 9 Prom-goers stroll through in senior promenade Prom-goers showed off their dates to their parents during last Wednesday’s senior promenade at Saugus High School. By Tara Vocino Matthew MacEachern shook hands with Ryann Moloney. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Christopher Crombie embraced his prom date, Kali Penachio. Anthony Cicolini and Kiara Flanagan matched in blue. Antonio Vigliotta with his prom date, Kylie Phillips Cassandra Israelson and Kyle Hogan Tre Sanders twirled Mariana Ferinox during Wednesday’s senior promenade at Saugus High School. Sarah Peacock and Sean O’Rourke took a selfi e of themselves with their parents in the background. Cameron Zabroski escorted Giselle Posada onto the stage. Nathan Ing danced with Madison Goyetche. Tre Sanders twirled Mariana Ferinox during Wednesday’s senior promenade at Saugus High School. Ryan Anderson waved to audience members as he walked with Maia Castle. Randy Mazin and Tayla Walsh posed. Drew Gardiner showed off his prom date, Catherine Salvo. Prom-goers waved to the audience members.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ Saugus Public Library launches 2022 Summer Reading Program (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Saugus Public Library this week) T 2022 he Saugus Public Library invites readers of all ages to dive into the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. There will be programs and prizes for children, teens and adults. Registration starts on Monday, June 20 and runs through August 26. Kids Summer Reading Summer reading plays a vital role in helping reduce what is known as the “Summer Slide” — the learning loss experienced between school years, which can leave students dramatically behind their peers. The Saugus Public School District recommends that kids read at least 20 minutes a day this summer. The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and families. Kids prizes We provide all kinds of prizes to incentivize reading. We have a prize cart with books and toys. We’re also giving away reading Brag Tags and colorful beads — kids love watching that chain grow as they record their reading. We also have gift cards and vouchers donated by local businesses. We will have Grand Prize drawings for whale watches, sailboat rides and tickets to visit the beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium. The deadline for Grand Prize drawings is August 2! How to register kids Families are encouraged to register for the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program using the Beanstack app. It’s easy — just download the Beanstack app, register under the Saugus Public Library and you’re on your way. It’s like a Fitbit for reading — but includes lots of fun activities and links to ocean-themed stories, drawing lessons and informative videos about the oceans and ocean animals! Registration opens on June 20. For more information, or to register in person, stop by the library or visit our website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/ children/summer-reading-program/). Kids programs The library will be off ering plenty of free educational and enriching activities all summer long. Activities will include story times, STEAM programs, summer reading enrichment for grades K/1 and 2/3, live animal programs, a magician, a life-size humpback whale, take & make crafts and much, much, more! All programs are free of charge. Check the library’s online event calendar for details. Build a reader We suggest creating a reading routine this summer: at the same time of day; turn off the media, sit with a child and enjoy a good story. Read when they read, read to them or let them read to you. Let them read what they love. Provide a variety of reading materials, leave them in the car, or download audiobooks to your phone and listen while you run errands. Need some help getting your child to fall in love Sunday, June 19 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, June 20 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, , June 21 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – What’s Cookin’? with Mona. with reading? Stop by the library and see us! Adult Summer Reading 2022 The summer is about to begin — full of possibilities. Whether you head to the beach with a paperback or listen to an audiobook in your car, you can explore our summer theme “Oceans of Possibilities.” Step outside your comfort zone: Take a trip, cook something new, try a new author. Check our website for suggestions. Who knows what’s possible? Every adult who enters our summer reading contest will be eligible for a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite at the end of the summer. To participate, fi ll out the form on our website or print and mail it to the library at Adult Summer Reading, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. You can also pick up a form at the library. See website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/adult-summer-reading-2022/ Teen Summer Reading 2022: Grades 6-12, June 20-August 26 Submit a form online for every book that you read over the summer. Books can be graphics, manga, fi ction, nonfi ction or audio books. You can use required reading books for school, or your own picks. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The more reading forms you submit, the greater your chances of winning! See website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/teen-summer-reading-2022- grades-6-12/ Special programs in July at the Iron Works: Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.: WildLife Encounters. Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m.: Whalemobile (Registration required, grades 1st-6th). Special programs in August at the Iron Works: Thursday, August 11, 10 a.m.: Henry the Juggler. Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m.: Magic Fred! Friday, August 26: Summer Reading Ends! Last day to log reading and collect prizes. How summer reading works • Registration starts on Monday, June 20; register using the Beanstack app or in person. • Check the library’s Summer Reading Page for details. • Read at least 20 minutes a day. • Earn prizes as you work towards your goal! • Come to our summer programs; see our online event calendar for up-to-date details. Weekly programs: Monday, 9:30 a.m.: Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE), two years old & under Playgroup. Monday, 10:30 a.m.: CFCE three years old Playgroup. Monday, 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Full STEAM Ahead (three years old+). Tuesday, 9:30 am.: CFCE Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (three to fi ve years old). THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9– Board of Selectmen Meeting from June 14. Thursday, June 23 at noon on Channel 8 – Jesus Center of Good News. Friday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Class of 2022 Scholarship Night. Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Friendship Storytime & Craft (three years old+). Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Music & Mother Goose at the Iron Works (one to four years old). Wednesday. 9:30 a.m.: Baby & Me (Birth to two years old) at the Iron Works. Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.: Storytime for twos & threes at the Iron Works. Friday, 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Friendship Story Time (two to four years old). Friday, 9:30 a.m.: CFCE four to five years old Playgroup. Friday, 10:30 a.m.: CFCE Sensory Play Group (two to four years old). 2022 Children’s Ocean Themed Summer Reading Program Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., 781-231-4168; for more information contact melton@noblenet.org Grand Prize Drawings! to be held by August 2 • Tickets to the Mystic Aquarium: two adult, two child. • Tickets to NE Aquarium Whale Watch: two adult, two child. • Tickets to a Sunset Sail Salem, afternoon cruise (two) • Tickets to Canobie Lake Park (two) Weekly drawings for free ice cream, pizza, bowling, mini golf, roller skating, etc. Monthly programs Afternoon Story and Craft with Kelly! (three years old+) Reading Squad Book Club (nine-12 years old) Saturday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Class of 2022 Graduation. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit. ***programming may be subject to change without notice***

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 11 Saugus Gardens in the Spring Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable G By Laura Eisener ardens are blooming all over town from cheerful wildfl owers on the roadsides to special plants cherished in gardens. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, will be this Tuesday, June 21. Roses are among the fl owers renowned for soaking up the sunshine on these long days, but there are many other fl owers that also bloom at this time. In addition to the common daisies noted last week along the bike trail and many other places, there is the summery but more colorful painted daisy, which likes sunny locations in gardens. It makes a great addition to a bouquet, whether casual or more elaborate, with its bright yellow centers and eye-catching pink ray petals. Like other kinds of daisy, the fl ower is really a head of specialized disk and ray fl owers. While it is native to Eurasia like the common daisy, which has grown wild all over North America, this one is less likely to spread with abandon. It is attractive to butterfl ies but, paradoxically, it is the source of some botanical pesticides called pyrethrins. The foliage smell makes it deer and rabbit resistant. Luckily for us in this season with low rainfall, it is also tolerant of dry, sandy soil. Scrambling up mailboxes, lampposts, fences and other supports, the colorful hybrid clematis (Clematis spp.) varieties are climbing vines with large showy fl owers that bloom a couple of times during the summer. Flowers may be white, several shades of purple or pink up to deep red. These large flowered hybrids are usually descended from a few Asian species, while many others have small much less conspicuous blossoms that last a CLIMBING VINES WITH LARGE SHOWY FLOWERS: The light lavender hybrid clematis is blooming on Margie Berkowitch’s fence. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Margie Berkowitch) briefer time. They climb primarily by wrapping the petioles of their compound leaves around narrow protuberances, such as small tree branches or trellises, so the best supports are likely to be metal tuteurs or fences. A tuteur is a self-supporting trellis, often an obelisk or tower shape, which allows the clematis to climb easily. They will not stick to a fl at wall or twine around a post the way some vines can. The common advice on how to keep clematis happy is “tops in the sun, roots in the shade,” which may seem like a diffi cult thing to accomplish. Essentially it means the soil around the roots should not be allowed to dry out — they can have plants nearby or a groundcover that shades the soil, or the roots can be planted on the north side of a fence while the stems and foliage are fed out onto the sunny southern side to take advantage of available light. Margie Berkowitch’s beautiful vine has been kept happy for over 20 years growing on her fence. The full strawberry moon was June 14. Wild strawberries ripen this month, although — thanks to greenhouse growing and to produce being shipped from around the world — strawberries can be found in markets year round. In past centuries, the arrival of the first fruits of the summer was a signifi cant cause for celebration. The Saugus Historical Society’s Strawberry Festival this Saturday is a reminder of such seasonal milestones as the fi rst local fruits of the season. This time of year is ideal for planting, as there are still several months left for the roots to become established before winter sets in. The Saugus Garden Club will have its annual plant sale tomorrow in conjunction with the strawberry festival, and many interesting plants will be available as well as some beautiful bouquets. Garden Club Copresident Donna Manoogian and quite a few other Saugonians have potted up some plants from their gardens that are sure to do well in our local area. Donna says she has dish gardens, over 60 perennial plants, and some shrubs, including about a dozen Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) and a blue hydrangea (Hydrangea FLOWERS OF THE SUMMER: This bouquet of garden fl owers and supermarket foliage includes ‘Pink Knockout’ rose, yellow false indigo (Baptisia sp.), painted daisy (Tanacetum ‘Robinson’s Red) and oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Rave.’ The plant sale will run from 9-1, and once you have chosen your new garden plants you can relax with a hot dog and some strawberry shortcake in the Legion Hall up until 2 p.m. 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 off ered 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. ATTRACTIVE TO BUTTERFLIES: This bright perennial often known as painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum) has yellow disk fl owers like the common oxeye daisy but rays that may be anywhere from pale pink to vivid pink. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) READY TO TAKE HOME: Some container plantings have been set aside for tomorrow’s Saugus Garden Club Plant Sale on the Roby School lawn: annuals in pedestal pots and a perennial coral bells plant (Heuchera ‘Pumpkin Spice’). (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Top goal scorers, setters honored during Saugus High School girls’ varsity lacrosse banquet By Tara Vocino T he top goal scores and setters were recognized during last Wednesday’s Saugus High School girls’ varsity lacrosse banquet at Spinelli’s. Incoming captain/goalie Rachael Andrade broke a program record with 313 saves, and Agganis/NEC All-Star Georgia Fiore scored 18 goals while Kali Penachio scored 17 goals. Pictured from left to right: award winners Cassidy Cheney, Alyson Mabee, Georgia Fiore, Sophia Scalisi, Violet Hawley, Elise Rego, Kali Penachio and Eden Miniscalco. The seniors are pictured during last Wednesday’s Saugus High School Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Banquet at Spinelli’s. They shared their college plans. From left to right: Samantha Valley (Rivier University), Kali Penachio (UMass Lowell), Elise Rego (UNH), Georgia Fiore (Endicott College), Sophia Scalisi (Stonehill College), Emily Orent (UConn) and Amanda Clarke-DeFronzo (UMiami). Not present: senior Tayla Walsh (UNH). Lady Sachems Captains, pictured from left to right: Georgia Fiore, Elise Rego and Kali Penachio. Incoming captains Rachael Andrade (who broke a program record with 313 saves), Marissa Patterson and Nina Penachio are shown with Head Coach Melissa Toomey. Head Coach Melissa Toomey presented Kali Penachio with the Coaches’ Award. Penachio, who scored 17 goals and is an Agganis/ NEC All-Star, plans to study pharmaceutical science this fall at UMass Lowell. Head Coach Melissa Toomey presented Georgia Fiore with the Coaches’ Award. Fiore, who scored 18 goals and is an Agganis/NEC All Star, plans to attend Endicott College this fall to study exercise science. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Head Coach Melissa Toomey presented Elise Rego with the Most Valuable Player Award. Rego, who is an Agganis Most Valuable Player, plans to attend the University of New Hampshire this fall to study communications. Coach Barbara Guarente presented Cassidy Cheney with the Rookie of the Year Award. Head Coach Melissa Toomey presented Violet Hawley with the Most Improved Player Award. Coach Barbara Guarente presented Eden Miniscalco with the Most Improved Player Award. Coach Barbara Guarente presented Alyson Mabee with the Most Valuable Player Award. Head Coach Melissa Toomey presented Sophia Scalisi with the Unsung Hero Award. Scalisi plans to attend Stonehill College this fall to study psychology.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 13 SHS Girls’ Tennis Sachems awarded trophies for their work on-the-court By Tara Vocino T he Saugus High School Varsity Girls’ Tennis Sachems received awards for their athletic performance and character during last Thursday night’s banquet at Polcari’s. The tennis team were awarded with jackets. Seated, pictured from left to right: Diane Jubeili, Rachel Rivas and Rayaan Jubeili. Second row, pictured from left to right: Alex Couseillant, Jessica Scandone, Tameira Klempa-Brown, Alex Aguilar, Lily Comeau and Sami Sarnacchio. Third row, pictured from left to right: Mia Klempa-Brown, Wiktoria Biegun, Shylah Curtis, Ashleigh Moore, Madison Casaletto, Amelia Pappagallo, Madi Riera and Morgan Belyea displayed their awards during last Thursday’s Saugus High School Girls’ Tennis banquet at Polcari’s. Coach Kristen Gerety awarded Madison Casaletto and Rayaan Jubeili with the Best Record Award for attaining the most wins for the Sachems. Coach Kristen Gerety awarded Diane Jubeili with the Coaches’ Award for her pose and grace. Outgoing Captains Diane and Rayaan Jubeili, who received the Captains’ Award, with incoming Captain Rachel Rivas, far right, and Head Coach Kristen Gerety. SHS Coach Kristen Gerety awarded Rachel Rivas the Most Valuable Player Award. The Northeastern Conference All Star, who is the incoming captain, was undefeated amongst her teammates in scrimmage matches. Coach Kristen Gerety awarded Ashleigh Moore, who also plays volleyball and basketball, with the Most Improved Player Award. Trophies on the table. Even the cupcakes were decorated with tennis balls. SHS Tennis Coach Kristen Gerety awarded Sam Sarnacchiaro with the Unsung Heroine Award for her fundraising eff orts.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Three Saugus players receive NEC all-star recognition C By Greg Phipps oncluding a better-than-expected 2022 campaign, the Saugus High School softball team had three players named to this year’s Northeastern Conference (NEC) all-star team. Third baseman Felicia Reppucci led the way by being selected as a fi rst-teamer. Joining Reppucci were pitcher Fallon Millerick and second baseman Ryann Moloney, who each made the second team. The Sachems exceeded expectations by going 14-8 overall and notching a Div. 3 playoff win. They went 12-4 after opening the season 1-3 and then celebrated a 27thseed selection in the playoff s by rolling to a 13-1 preliminary-round win over 38th seeded Belchertown. A loss at No. 6 Austin Prep in the Round of 32 closed out the season. Reppucci, who played a solid third base all season, ended up with one of Saugus’s two hits in that defeat. She came up big by doubling in two runs in the win over Belchertown. Reppucci also fi nished the regular season by smacking three hits, including a double and a triple, in a win over Marblehead. Millerick won 13 games on the mound, including a couple of clutch, low-scoring victories over Masconomet (32) and Melrose (2-0) down the stretch. She gave up just the one run on five hits in the playoff win over Belchertown. Millerick also helped her own cause on offense Pitcher Fallon Millerick was a Northeastern Conference all-star pick in 2022. throughout the season, including going 2-for-3 in the regular-season fi nale against Marblehead. Moloney made her presence felt with solid defensive play throughout the season. Two Sachems named to NEC all-star squad By Greg Phipps C oming off the second straight season in which it experienced some postseason success, the Saugus High School Baseball Team also had two players make this year’s Northeastern Conference (NEC) all-star team. Pitcher and infi elder Nathan Ing was named to the fi rst team, while fi rst baseman Ryan Anderson was selected to the squad as well. Ing tossed a shutout gem in the fi nal regular-season victory over Everett — a win that helped the Sachems gain a berth in the Div. 3 tournament. By Mark E. Vogler S electmen interviewed two of the four candidates who applied for the vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals during a brief session prior to Tuesday (June 14) night’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Their future decision became a little easier after learning that the two candidates, who each have the support from a pair of selectmen, are flexible in what roles they would be willing to play on the next ZBA. Former ZBA Chair Ben Sturniolo, a 25-year veteran of the board who resigned several months ago for family-related reasons before expressing an interest to He gave up just one hit in that game. Ing would proceed to hurl seven no-hit innings, with 11 strikeouts, in a 6-5 preliminary-round playoff win over Martha’s Vineyard. Off ensively, Ing drove in four runs in the regular-season fi - nale against Everett and followed that up by belting two hits, including a home run, in a tough 6-5 loss at Foxborough in the postseason Round of 32. The Sachems owned a 5-4 lead entering the bottom half of the seventh inning against fi fth-seeded Foxborough, but back-to-back solo homers resulted in a walk-off victory for the hosts. Second baseman Ryann Moloney was selected to the Northeastern Conference all-star team in 2022. Third baseman Felicia Reppucci made the fi rst team all-Northeastern Conference squad in 2022. Peabody’s Abby Bettencourt was named this year’s NEC Most Valuable Player. She contributed with the bat as well. She had a hit in the Marblehead victory and produced a big 4-for-4 performance against Danvers late in the season. For his part, Anderson played a solid first base during the season and came alive off ensively with some strong performances down the stretch. He stroked two hits and drove in two in the Martha’s Vineyard win and had two hits and an RBI against Foxborough. As a team, the Sachems, who were the 28th seed in the tourney, fi nished 11-11 overall and needed two straight regular-season victories over Everett to qualify for the tourney. They struggled in NEC play, but having a formidable regular-season schedule made them a tougher out than their tournament seeding and rePitcher and infielder Nathan Ing was named a fi rst team all-Northeastern Conference player in 2022. cord indicated. Saugus came just one inning shy of being a member of the fi nal 16 teams in the tournament. ZBA Vacancy Selectmen interview two candidates for appeals board position — including the chair who resigned several months ago return, told selectmen that his interest in serving again didn’t hinge on whether he was chair. Meanwhile, ZBA alternate Robert Northrop said he would be willing to stay on as an alternate if he failed to get appointed as a permanent member. Selectmen still have to interview Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Christopher P. Riley at a meeting later this month. His wife — Selectman Corinne Riley — has abstained from the decision to pick the next ZBA member after citing a potential confl ict of interests. Leo Fonseca, another candidate who responded to the ZBA vacancy posting, “backed out,” leaving it a fi eld of three candidates. The Board of Appeals holds public hearings and acts on applications for Special Permits, Variances and Comprehensive Permits. Most Board of Appeals hearings are for Special Permit applications for residential or business uses not allowed by right. Under normal circumstances, selectmen would have reappointed Sturniolo to the board because of his lengthy service record. Earlier this year, Sturniolo submitted his resignation because of personal demands on him to take care of a disabled sister and his mother. But after hiring somebody to care for his mother, Sturniolo decided he had time to serve again and applied for the ZBA vacancy which selectmen advertised. That scenario put selectmen in an awkward position, according to Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini. “We’re out here, begging people to step up and First baseman Ryan Anderson was selected to the Northeastern Conference all-star team in 2022. Danvers pitcher Joe Zamejtis was named Northeastern Conference Most Valuable Player for 2022. get new people involved,” Cicolini said. “I just worry about the message we’re sending. We advertised before you reapplied. Now, we’re interviewing people for a position,” he told Sturniolo. Cicolini and Cogliano cast the two votes against the appointment of Sturniolo during the May 24 meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Selectmen Debra Panetta and Michael Serino voted for Sturniolo on the motion that failed 2-2. Cicolini and Cogliano then voted to back the appointment of Northrop to be a permanent member. But that motion also failed on a 2-2 vote when Panetta and Serino opposed Northrop’s appointment.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 15 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 BUYER2 Depaolis, Michael SELLER1 Depaolis, Samuel J OBITUARIES Albert N. Kendall ive Kendall. He was raised and educated in Allston. He went on to work as a Sanitation worker for BFI, which became Waste Management, and was a proud member of the Teamsters Local #25 for over 25 years.Albert enjoyed photography, shopping for antiques at flea markets, as well as playing scratch tickets. He was also an avid fan of the Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He is survived by his daughA lbert N. Kendall, a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away on Thursday, June 9, after a lengthy illness. Albert was born in Cambridge in 1942, the son of Albert and Olter, Kimberly Barlick of Narraganset, RI, his extended family, Pat Kendall, Sharon Catalano, Chandra and Michael Miller, and Frank and Nancy Miller,his grandchildren, Nicholas, Eric, Jonathan, Sophia, Lucas, and Angelique, as well as many nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, masks must be worn at all times during wake and funeral. Albert was preceded in death by his siblings, Butchy, Daniel, and Pearl. Funeral services were held at the Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on June 15th, at 11 AM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Visitation was held at the funeral home on, June 14th. In lieu of fl owers, donations in Albert’s memory may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Kulturecity.org, an autism focused charity. Where Saugonians will vote Selectmen approve new permanent polling locations By Mark E. Vogler W hen Saugus residents go to the polls to vote in the state elections this fall, there will be four new permanent polling locations. There had been some talk about consolidating the voting locations for all 10 of the town precincts into one polling spot — possibly the new Saugus Middle-High School. “With 10 precincts and 20,000-plus voters, it’s just not doable,” Town Clerk Ellen J. Schena told selectmen at Tuesday (June 14) night’s meeting of the logistics of creating one polling location. “We can’t sustain one location,” she said. Instead, voters will be going to six diff erent locations, with four of them serving two precincts, under a plan approved by selectmen. The locations will serve the town for the next 10 years. The changes in the polling locations: • Precinct 1 moving from the American Legion Hall on Taylor Street to the Saugus Middle-High School • Precinct 3 moving from Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center to the Saugus Senior Center • Precinct 5 moving from the Lynnhurst Elementary School to the Saugus Senior Center • Precinct 9 moving from the Oaklandvale Elementary School to the Saugus Middle-High School Schena said the other six polling locations will remain the same. She explained the reason for the polling location changes in an email to The Saugus Advocate. “The Oaklandvale and Lynnhurst schools are now closed and given back to the town,” Schena wrote. “The American Legion we haven’t used in over 2 years because the State deemed it too small for the size of the precincts (growth in town). With regards to Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center we stopped using them because of Covid but also, since their construction the area/room they had given us to use was too small for the size of the precinct (growth in town),” the town clerk said. The Town Clerk’s Offi ce will be mailing an election card to all Head of Households in Saugus informing voters of their Polling Location for the upcoming elections, she added. Precinct Polling Locations as of 2022 1. Saugus Middle High School Complex — 1 Pearce Memorial Drive 2. Veterans Early Learning Center — 39 Hurd Avenue 3. Saugus Senior Center — 466 Central Street 4. Belmonte STEAM Academy — 25 Dow Street 5. Saugus Senior Center — 466 Central Street 6. Veterans Early Learning Center — 39 Hurd Avenue 7. Knight of Columbus — 57 Appleton Street 8. Belmonte STEAM Academy — 25 Dow Street 9. Saugus Middle/High School Complex — 1 Pearce Memorial Drive 10. Italian American Club — 1 Beachview Avenue (Editor’s Note: This information was provided by the Saugus Town Clerk’s Offi ce.) SELLER2 ADDRESS 43 Jackson St CITY DATE PRICE Saugus 05.27.22 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” Joseph D. Cataldo 1031 EXCHANGES AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES setts, a common law state, a husband and wife that are 50% owners of a limited liability company must file Form 1065. In community property states, a husband and wife are considered to be one owner and therefore do not have to fi le Form 1065. Even if you owned a rentnternal Revenue Code Section 1031 allows an investor of real estate to sell his or her property at a substantial gain and replace that property with like-kind property within a certain period of time in order to defer paying capital gains taxes. The Investor must use a qualified intermediary to handle the transaction from beginning to end. The deferred capital gain serves to reduce the cost basis of the replacement property for purposes of a later sale and for purposes of calculating depreciation on the replacement property. Form 8824 is used to report the “like-kind” exchange as part of your 1040 or entity-level return. A single member LLC can I enter into a 1031 exchange as well as a two or more member LLC. A single member LLC is transparent for tax purposes. No separate tax return has to be fi led. If you are a self-employed individual operating as a single member LLC, you would simply report your income and expenses on Schedule C. If you own rental real estate titled in the name of a single-member LLC, you would report the rent income and expenses on Schedule E. If, however, you operate as a two or more member LLC, you must fi le Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income. You can also choose to be taxed as a corporation and either choose regular C Corporation status or S Corporation status. In Massachual property just in your name, you could title the replacement property in the name of a single member LLC and still take advantage of Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. The single member LLC is disregarded for tax purposes.For a two or more member LLC, the 1031 exchange must take place at the entity level. The LLC would sell the rental real estate that it has title to and would title the replacement property in its name as well. The LLC would fi le its own Form 8824 to report the sale, deferred gain, any recognized gain if the full selling price was not reinvested, etc. A safe harbor holding period of the replacement property in order to secure the validity of the 1031 exchange is two years. Three years would be even better. There often are complexities when one or more of the partners do not wish to remain invested in rental real estate and would simply rather cash out and pay the tax. In that event, the partnership would look to into formulating a tax strategy that would accommodate the partners wishing to remain invested and wishing to defer the recognition of gain and the partners that wish to cash out can pay the capital gains tax on their share of the capital gain. Taking advantage of the 1031 exchange can save a signifi - cant amount in capital gains taxes and it should not be overlooked. $ 420 000,00

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Happy Father’s Day to Saugus dads! It looks like it will be a nice, mild, spring-like day for Saugus and the rest of the northeast region of Massachusetts on Sunday (June 19) as the nation celebrates Father’s Day. Traditionally held on the third Sunday in June, the country’s fi rst Father’s Day was celebrated by the State of Washington on June 19, 1910. But the day dedicated to honoring fatherhood didn’t become a national holiday until 1972 — 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day an offi cial holiday. It was a coal mining tragedy that killed 362 men in Monongah, West Virginia, which led to a Sunday sermon on July 5, 1908, that was considered the fi rst event honoring fathers. That was a one-time observance. Then on June 19, 1910, Washington celebrated the country’s fi rst Father’s Day after some strong lobbying from Sonora Smart Dodd, a Spokane, Washington woman — and one of six children raised by a widower. Dodd was 16 when her mother died in childbirth. She helped her father raise her fi ve brothers and is widely credited with leading the campaign to create a Mother’s Day equivalent holiday for dads. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in 1966. Then in 1972, President Richard M. Nixon created a permanent national observance of Father’s Day, designating the third Sunday of June each year as a day dedicated to dads. It’s clear that for nearly six decades, there wasn’t enough passion to celebrate Father’s Day on the same level of Mother’s Day. But Sunday will be a great time to honor dads, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, foster dads and all other men who faithfully and lovingly carry out the duties of fatherhood. So, Happy Father’s Day, Saugus dads! May your day be blessed with happy family memories. My dad passed away on Columbus Day weekend in 1991 after losing a battle to cancer — less than a month shy of his 61st birthday. I know that if he were still alive, I’d be visiting him this weekend. Instead, I’ll pay my respects by putting a flower on his grave. Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale tomorrow The Saugus Historical Society will hold its annual strawberry festival at the Legion Hall tomorrow (Saturday, June 18) in conjunction with the Saugus Garden Club Plant Sale. Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake will be served in the American Legion Hall (44 Taylor St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with hot dogs, chips and drinks. Shortcakes are $5.00 each and can be eaten on the premises or taken out. Hot dogs are $2; water or soda, $1 each. The Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on the Roby School lawn from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there will be several craft vendors, including jewelry, hair products and many other items of interest. Authors Alison Simcox and Doug Heath will have signed copies of their books “Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm” and “Breakheart Reservation” for sale as well. The Historical Society is still looking for anyone willing to help serve shortcakes for a short time during the festival day. A few table spaces for vendors are still available also. For additional information, please contact Laura Eisener by phone (791-231-5988) or email (LDELD@shore.net). A day that changed the world of journalism Today (Friday, June 17) marks the 50th anniversary of the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Security Guard Frank Willis called police, who arrested fi ve burglars in what initially was dubbed as “a third rate burglary.” But Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein — with the support of their editors — worked to report and write the story of how the break-in was linked directly to President Nixon’s reelection campaign. Their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation chronicled abuse of power at the highest levels of the Nixon White House, eventually leading to indictments and prison time for top administration offi cials and the resignation of Nixon, who faced the imminent threat of impeachment and removal from offi ce if he didn’t resign. I was a journalism student preparing for my junior year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the time of the break-in. It was during the fall of 1972 when I landed my fi rst daily newspaper job — parttime and weekends out of the Northampton Bureau of The Springfi eld Union. The days of the Watergate scandal and its fallout was a watershed moment for newspaper people of my generation. Indeed, it changed the trajectory of my newspaper career. I went to UMass with an interest in pursuing a career as a sportswriter. But upon graduation in the spring of 1974 — several months before Nixon’s Aug. 9 resignation — my goals were oriented toward a career in investigative journalism. And in the course of a career that spans about a half century, I engaged in “watchdog’ journalism at the local level at several newspapers in Florida, Massachusetts and Texas. The core of aspiring journalists I worked with at The Massachusetts Daily Collegian during my four years at UMass were also infl uenced by The Washington Post’s Watergate reporting. They shared the same passion for their future careers: to dedicate themselves to honest and fair reporting by keeping government on any level honest — to investigate alleged transgressions and to enlighten the public through fair and honest reporting. You don’t need to work for The Washington Post, New York Times or one of the other nationally renowned newspapers to practice extraordinary journalism. It can be done on any level if there’s a commitment from the top editors and publisher of any newspaper to safeguard the public’s right to know. Unfortunately — and to the detriment of today’s American society — the local newspaper no longer plays the public service role it did when I embarked on my career 50 years ago. I have no regrets about my journalism career. Inspired by Watergate Era journalism, I had the pleasure of working one year in Albany, N.Y., for the late Albany Times Union Editor Harry Rosenfeld, the former Metropolitan Editor at The Washington Post who oversaw the paper’s Watergate investigation. And I worked at several other papers that embraced “watchdog” journalism. But I’ll be the fi rst one to admit I’m a dinosaur in a dying profession that is becoming less and less relevant in today’s society. These are challenging times for newspapers. “A special Shout Out” for Saugus Shirley Bogdan off ered this “Shout Out” to sum up a wonderful event that occurred last Friday (June 10) at the Saugus Senior Center: “A special shout Out to Senior Center Director Joanne Olsen and her staff for honoring the many volunteers with a delicious luncheon on Friday. These volunteers contribute many hours of service each week that helps to keep the center open to all seniors in town. “The Memory Laners kept the guests entertained with songs of the 50’s and 60s, and even got a few of the Octogenarians up on the dance fl oor. Thank you Joanne.” 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 Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/ or a photo. Juneteenth at the Saugus Public Library The Saugus Public Library is pleased to present two programs about Juneteenth this month. On June 16: Juneteenth. What is it? Should I celebrate it? Join Sharon Hinton for an informative discussion about Juneteenth at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Sharon Hinton is an Adjunct Professor at Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies, teaching adults in Community Development and Social Change and working with The Peoples Academy, a Technical/Vocational institute in Boston, Mass. She is also president and founder of Black Teachers Matter. Please call the library (781231-4168, ext. 3107) to register for this free program or fi ll out the form on www.sauguspubliclibrary.org. On June 20 (via Zoom): At 6:00 p.m. Annette Gordon-Reed presents “On Juneteenth,” the story of an American frontier defi ned as much by slavery as the cowboy, rancher or oilman. Annette Gordon-Reed is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian, as well as a Texas native and descendant of Texas slaves. This free event is presented in the American Inspiration Author Series in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the State Library of Massachusetts and GBH Forum Network. Please register on the Saugus Public Library website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org) to receive the Zoom link. Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906; 781-231-4168; sauguspubliclibrary.org — facebook.com/ SaugusPublicLibrary/ No winners this week Nobody responded last week to our weekly “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. At least, nobody had submitted the correct identifi cation of the person sketched by Tuesday’s (June 14) deadline. Upon further review, we concede it’s possible the readers who reviewed the sketch which appeared on page 19 in our June 10 edition were unable to benefi t because most of the clues related to the sketch were omitted because of a production error. So, we will give our readers the benefi t of the doubt. Anyone who identifies the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper between now and Tuesday at noon qualifi es 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 certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. Darren deserves a commendation The town’s Animal Control Officer, Darren McCullough, has got to feel pretty happy about the rave review he received in a letter from a Lynn man that Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano read into the record at Tuesday (June 14) night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting. “Last September while walking in the Riverside Cemetery in Saugus (killing time while my daughter was at soccer practice), I was bitten by an off -leash dog,” Michael Celona wrote in an email to selectmen. “It was painful and I ended up having to go to the Salem Hospital ER to get checked out. I left a message for the Saugus Animal Control offi cer and received a call back within minutes. Darren McCullough had empathy for my situation and shared my frustration with off - leash dogs,” Celona said. “He tracked down the owner and got the rabies information. He was just what I needed. Luckily the dog was vaccinated and the owner ended up paying my medical bills. Animal control is a hard job. I wanted to let you know that I really appreciated the help from Mr. McCullough.” THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 17 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 Selectmen appreciated the positive feedback from an outof-town resident. Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini recommended that selectmen ask Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree to refer the letter to McCullough’s personnel file and that he be recognized “for doing a continued great job.”Selectmen voted unanimously in support of Cicolini’s motion. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta noted that people will complain if something goes wrong, but added, “It takes a lot for somebody to write a letter” praising somebody’s actions. “Keep up the good work, Darren,” Cogliano said. Want to serve on the Finance Committee? The Saugus Town Moderator is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Town Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing all fi nancial articles coming before Town Meeting and making recommendations to the elected officials. Interested individuals can send an email to precinct4steve@gmail. com or a letter of interest to the Town Clerk’s Offi ce at 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906, attention: Town Moderator. Letters or emails should be submitted by June 24 for consideration. Surfi ng into Summer: Sat, June 18 Surf into summer with a free, beach-themed community event that includes crafts, games, snacks and raffl es for kids and families. Invite family and friends! Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St. in Saugus). Visit cliftondalecc.org or call 781-233-2663 for more information. Food pantry seeks volunteers Here’s a message from Pastor Joe Hoyle of the Cliftondale Congregational Church about a collaborative community commitment to help needy Saugus residents: “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is a partnership between the churches in Saugus to ensure that no one in our community faces food insecurity. “With faithful donations and volunteers, we have been able to give out thousands of meals to our neighbors in need throughout the years. The Food Pantry is open every Friday from 9:30am-11am, distributing pre-packaged groceries (including meat and produce) at 50 Essex St. “We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Joe Hoyle, Executive Director at offi ce@clindalecc. org or 781-233-2663.” “We’re in good shape” There have been some recent reports from some of our readers who said they heard the Food Pantry is in danger of closing because there’s not enough volunteer help. Given the number of local residents who count on the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry to put food on the table, that would be an alarming story if it’s accurate. We shared the reader concerns with Pastor Joe Hoyle of the Cliftondale Congregational Church. “We are actually doing fi ne as far as volunteers and there is no danger in us closing,” Pastor Joe wrote in an email to The Saugus Advocate this week. “A few months back we ended pandemic deliveries to people’s residences, which may have spurred those rumors. As any organization, we can always use some extra hands but we are in good shape by our current volunteers and the donations of the community.” Compost site now open The community’s compost site will be 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. 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 of Saugus 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 maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781231-4036 with questions or for more information. Concerts for vets Rockin 4 Vets presents “Homegrown Rock Concerts” and “Throw Back Thursdays” for New England Vets this summer at the Kowloon Restaurant’s outdoor venue on Route 1 North in Saugus. For tickets and prices, go to Tickets@GIMMELIVE.COM. Home Grown Rock Lineup: Doors open at 3 p.m. — Concert at 4 p.m. JUNE: June 19–Roomful of Blues; June 26–Entrain. JULY: July 10–Fat City; July 17–Victor Wainwright and the Train; Johnny A; July 31–Anthony Gomes. AUGUST: August 7–Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters; August 14–Rockin the House! Deric Dyer; August 21–James Montgomery–Christine Ohlman; August 28–Veronica Lewis. Tribute Bands — Doors open at 6 p.m. — Concert at 7 p.m. JUNE: June 23–Barefoot Rebel–Skynyrd; June 30–Mystical Highway–Creedence Clearwater. JULY: July 7–Go Your Own Way–Fleetwood Mac; July 14– Cold Spring Harbor–Billy Joel; July 21–Shot of Poison–Poison; July 28–Aerosmith. AUGUST: August 4–Chicago; August 11–What A Fool Believes–Doobie Brothers; August 18–Another Tequila Sunrise–Eagles; August 25–Panorama–The Cars. SEPTEMBER: September 1– Being Petty–Tom Petty; September 8–Studio Two–The Beatles; September 15–Completely Unleashed–Van Halen. If you would like to attend a show, please call Lauren at 617-247-4112. Band photos are available upon request. Buy a brick to honor a Saugus veteran The Saugus War Monument Committee once again is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4” X 8” brick (three lines) and $200 for 8” X 8” brick (fi ve lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications. SHS Class of ’62 plans 60th reunion Leaders of the Saugus High School Class of 1962 would like you to “SAVE THE DATE.” Their 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. They are reaching out to contact fellow classmates as well as other alumni who would like to join them. The well-known 50’s and 60’s music group of Howie Conley will be there for musical enjoyment. Those of you who have heard them know what a performance they put on. There will be pizza and salad combinations plus soft drinks. The price includes all you can eat, tax and gratuities — plus Howie Conley’s group — and is $29 per person. There is a bar available for wine, beer and mixed drinks. There is no need to purchase tickets at this time. Please let one of the following people know of your interest either by a phone call or a text message so that you can be easily reached when the time draws near. No commitment is necessary. They are just exploring the number of interested classmates. • Donna “Cann” Olivera — 781-987-4308 • Jonni “Giantonio” Matrona — 781-439-4200 • Janice “Cristiano” Pomeroy — 617-512-2097 • Larry Seavers — 704-9062606 Looking for book donations The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover fi ction for the ongoing book sale in the Community Room. They would also appreciate donations of gently used children’s books. Please limit donations at this time to only fiction and children’s books; they do not have THE SOUNDS —Contest— SKETCH OF THE WEEK 22 GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. 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 sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon identifi es the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper qualifi es 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 certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identifi cation 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 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562. Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 47 -Report No. 23 June 6-10. 2022 Copyright © 2022 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved. By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST — Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and infl uence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of June 6-10. LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES BAKER’S VETO OF BILL ALLOWING DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR UNDOCUMENTED/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (H 4805) House 119-36, Senate 328, gained the two-thirds vote necessary to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of legislation that would allow, starting July 1, 2023, undocumented/illegal immigrants to apply for a Massachusetts standard driver’s license. The legislation requires an applicant “without legal presence” in the United States to provide the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) with a foreign passport and at least one of fi ve other documents: a driver’s license from another state, a foreign driver’s license, a birth certifi cate, a foreign national identifi cation card or a marriage certifi cate or divorce decree from any U.S. state. “I cannot sign this legislation because it requires the Registry of Motor Vehicles to issue state credentials to people without the ability to verify their identity,” Baker had said in his veto message. “The Registry does not have the expertise or ability to verify the validity of many types of documents from other countries. The bill also fails to include any measures to distinguish standard Massachusetts driver’s licenses issued to persons who demonstrate lawful presence from those who don’t.” “By making driver’s licenses accessible to individuals regardless of immigration status, Massachusetts will take a strong step to both strengthen our economy and strengthen relations between immigrants and law enforcement,” said Elizabeth Sweet, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “This is a victory for all, making our roads safer and allowing the 185,000 immigrants without status the ability to earn a driver’s license,” said sponsor Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn). “No one should fear deportation over essential everyday tasks, such as getting to work, school, doctor’s appointment and grocery stores.” “We all know the many issues our commonwealth’s RMV has had,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld), an opponent of the proposal. “Just this week it was announced that 53,000 licenses sent out were missing a key fraud protection feature and will need to be replaced. My vote has nothing to do with immigration and has everything to do with the enormous ask we are making on an already underfunded and understaffed RMV. I remain concerned that RMV employees will be now tasked with reviewing hundreds of additional foreign documents, in hundreds of diff erent languages and formats, without any additional funding or training.” “This commonsense legislation will improve safety for all on our roads, and ensure all drivers are licensed, registered and insured … This bill has broad support from numerous members of law enforcement, local faith and business leaders and immigrant communities statewide,” said Rep. Christine Barber (D-Somerville), a co-sponsor of the measure. Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) said, “I do not support this legislation as I believe it disincentivizes the individual from pursuing citizenship through legal means … This bill does not provide a clear distinction on the driver’s licenses between an unlawfully present individual and a U.S. citizen nor does it permit the RMV to share the citizenship information with municipalities that are entrusted to register only U.S. citizens to vote. Without these protections, the chances that these individuals will be able to register to vote increases.” Co-sponsor Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfi eld) said she was disappointed that the governor is spreading misinformation about voting access when he well knows the strong safeguards that are already in place. “Gov. Baker’s own RMV has been processing driver’s licenses for years for those already eligible to drive but ineligible to vote such as 16- and 17-year-olds, people with green cards and student and worker visas … Sixteen other states have implemented similar laws already and have seen improved safety on roads with no issues related to voting.” “Despite the record high overcollection of Massachusetts tax dollars being available to provide some kind of relief to families struggling with infl ation and high prices, the speaker is prioritizing giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses over Gov. Baker’s warnings that it will most likely lead to voter fraud,” said Paul Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “Just because the speaker was able to twist arms and override the governor’s veto, doesn’t mean these House members will be off the hook. With the vote taken, they will now have to face their constituents and explain why they follow their speaker’s orders instead of their constituents’ opinions.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong No Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes ELECTION LAW CHANGES (S 2924) Senate 37-3, approved and sent to the House a conference committee version of a bill making permanent the mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The House and Senate had approved diff erent versions of the bill and a conference committee hammered out this compromise version which did not include the section allowing same day voter registration that was in the Senate version but not in the House one. The measure requires the secretary of state to send out mail-in ballot applications, with return postage guaranteed, to registered voters before each presidential primary, state primary and biennial state election. It also allows registered voters to request a mailin ballot for all elections in a single calendar year. Other provisions include reducing the registration blackout period from 20 days prior to an election to 10 days; electronic voting options for voters with disabilities and military service members; allowing a voter with disabilities to request accommodations including an accessible electronic ballot application, ballot and voter affi davit that can be submitted electronically; ensuring that non-felons who are incarcerated who are currently eligible to vote are provided with voting information and materials to exercise their right to vote; mandating that felons who are incarcerated but prohibited from voting are notifi ed of their right to vote upon release and given the opportunity to fi ll out a voter registration form; and requiring the secretary of state to conduct a comprehensive public awareness campaign to publicize the new voting and registration options. “This landmark election reform bill will empower voters and strengthen our democracy,” said Sen. Barry Finegold (D-Andover), Senate Chair of the Committee on Election Laws and the co-sponsor of the bill. “In 2020, mail-in and early voting options helped generate record-breaking turnout. It is now time to build on this progress and enact long-lasting voting reforms. The [bill] is a big step in the right direction and will help ensure that every voter can exercise their fundamental right to vote.” “I am so proud that at a time when access to the ballot is under attack in states nationwide, Massachusetts is passing landmark voting reforms to permanently enshrine expansions to voting access in statute and further underscore the Commonwealth’s commitment to ensuring all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote,” said Senate Majority Leader Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton). “Although I am disappointed same-day registration was not included in the fi nal bill, even with the Senate off ering multiple compromise approaches, I will continue to push for its passage and plan to fi le legislation on the subject going forward.” Opponents saythe bill goes too far and does not provide sufficient safeguards to protect the integrity of the voting process. They argued that universal mail in voting was designed solely to protect voters during the pandemic. They argued that continuing this forever would cost far too much for smaller towns Despite repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call, none of the three Republican senators who voted against the bill responded to requests for a comment on the reason they voted “No.” The three non-responsive senators are: Sens. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) and Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes REQUIRE CERTIFICATION FOR TECHNICIANS WHO STERILIZE AND MAINTAIN HOSPITAL SURGICAL EQUIPMENT (S 2913) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a measure that requires standardized certifi cation of an estimated 1,800 Bay State hospital technicians, by a nationally accredited organization, of hospital technicians who are responsible for ensuring that surgical instruments are safe and sanitary to protect patients from possible infection. The measure also requires the technicians to complete an annual continuing education curriculum. It was fi led as a response to several high-profi le incidents across the state in which surgical tools used in operations on patients may have been improperly disinfected. Supporters said that technicians are currently allowed to work with a high school diploma or equivalent degree and without additional relevant training, despite being required to keep up to date with the latest practices for over 37,000 diff erent surgical instruments. “As a world leader in the healthcare industry, Massachusetts must maintain the highest standards of patient safety,” said sponsor Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury). “I’m proud of the work my colleagues in the Senate and I have done today to protect the citizens of the commonwealth as well as those who come from around the globe to seek treatment.” “[These] technicians play an unseen but vital role for patients undergoing surgery,” said Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton), Senate chair of the Committee on Public Health. “They are responsible for ensuring that equipment and instruments used during surgical procedures are properly decontaminated, cleaned, inspected and sterilized priBHRC | SEE PAGE 19

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 19 BHRC | FROM PAGE 18 or to patient use. Every day, thousands of Bay Staters rely on them doing their job with perfection.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL $350 MILLION FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES AND MORE (H 4638) — The Senate approved a House-approved $350 million package that includes authorizing $200 million in onetime funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state to be distributed under the Chapter 90 program formula. Only fi nal House and Senate approval are needed prior to the measure going to the governor. The package, a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds, also includes $150 million to pay for bus lanes, improvement of public transit, electric vehicles and other state transportation projects. “The commonwealth’s overall transportation system relies on the health of our roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure,” said Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn), chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation. “The bill … represents a $350 million investment that will help cities and towns make the improvements they need so that residents can travel safely and effi ciently.” Geoff Beckwith, the executive director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, is one of the biggest advocates for increased Chapter 90 funding. “With the local road construction season underway, passage of the Chapter 90 bond bill is an important priority so that communities can maximize the number of projects that can be completed this year,” said Beckwith. Many local officials across the state continue to advocate for additional money to increase the funding and argue that the cost of repairing roads has increased by up to 40 percent while the state has kept this funding fl at at $200 million for the past 11 years. EXPANDED USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA (H 4537) — A bill that would add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and opioid use disorder to the current list of conditions for which a doctor could prescribe medical marijuana, is stuck in the Committee on Health Care Financing which gave it a favorable report on March 24. The bill is a redrafted different version of an earlier bill, sponsored by Rep. Michael Soter (R-Bellingham), designed to expand access to medical marijuana for veterans. “This legislation is the result of a collaboration with a constituent of mine, Stephen Mandile, who is a veteran, local elected offi cial and father,” said Soter. “The initial intent of the bill was to expand access to medical marijuana for veterans. However, I am disappointed to say that specific veteran-related pieces of the original bill were removed during the committee process, the scope of the bill has changed and the current language works to benefi t a broader population while straying away from the initial intent of a strong veteran-centric bill. Beacon Hill Roll Call asked Soter several times whether he supports the new version of the bill since his version is now essentially dead. Soter’s “non-answer” came from his chief of staff Eric Eisner. ““The representative stated that he is disappointed that the veteran-centric language within the bill has been stripped out during the committee process,” said Eisner. Further, this is not the fi rst session that this legislation has been presented. “ SEVERAL BILLS ON THEIR WAY TO A “STUDY” COMMITTEE — The Committee on Cannabis Policy recommended that several bills be shipped off to a study committee where bills are rarely actually studied and are essentially defeated. It is a way to kill a proposal without holding a vote on the bill itself. Here are some of the bills that will soon be sent off to a study committee: PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE (S78) — Would direct 1 percent of the state tax revenue generated from the cannabis excise tax toward a fund that would be responsible for supporting programs dedicated to prevention of youth substance use. “A report released this week by the Department of Public Health indicated the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths increased 8.8 percent in 2021 compared to 2020,” said sponsor Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “With the continued rise in substance use deaths, I believe we need to provide as much support as possible to ensure we do not lose any more of our neighbors. The state currently fi nancially benefi ts a great deal from the legalization of cannabis, and I believe this legislation provides us with an opportunity to educate young people on the dangers of addiction. I am looking forward to fi ling the bill again next session.” PROHIBIT TESTING FOR MARIJUANA USE WITHOUT CONSENT (H 4026) — Would prohibit doctors and health care facilities from testing a patient for the presence of marijuana without fi rst obtaining written consent from the patient. If written consent is given, the measure prohibits the release of the results to anyone except for the patient unless the patient gives written consent. Sponsor Rep. Russell Holmes BHRC | SEE PAGE 20

1. Breed’s 2. France 3. American bison 4. A type of fl ip-fl op sandal that became a craze in the USA 5. The French Revolution, because then royal parks were opened to the public for the fi rst time 6. Mufasa 7. King Philip’s War 8. A way to grow bacteria in gelatin (namesake of petri dish) 9. Bat 10. West Virginia 11. Unicorn 12. Sicily 13. They are fi ctional characters in T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” that was based on the book. 14. 33-1/3 15. The War of 1812 16. Clown fi sh 17. Emily Dickinson 18. Quabbin 19. Ahoy 20. Babe Ruth Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Savvy Seniory Senior BY JIM MILLER How to Choose a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) Policy Dear Savvy Senior, I’m planning to enroll in original Medicare in a few months and have been told I probably need to get a Medicare supplemental policy too. Can you offer any tips on selecting one? Almost 65 Dear Almost, If you’re enrolling in original Medicare, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) too is a smart idea because it will help pay for things that aren’t covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and the Part A deductible. Here are some tips to help you choose an appropriate plan. Medigap Plans In all but three states (Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin), Medigap plans, which are sold by private health insurers, are available to new enrollees in eight diff erent standardized plans. These plans are labeled with the letters A, B, D, G, K, L, M and N, with two more, C and F, that are only available to those eligible for Medicare before 2020. Plan G is the most popular policy among new enrollees because it covers the most comprehensive range of benefi ts. Monthly premiums for Plan G typically range between $100 and $300, depending on your age and the state you reside in. If that’s more than you’re willing to pay, there are also high-deductible plans that have lower premiums but impose higher out-ofpocket costs. For more information on the different types of plans and coverage details, including Medigap options in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, go to Medicare.gov/ publications and type in “choosing a medigap policy” in the Keyword box, and download their 2022 guide. Or call 1-800-MEDICARE and ask them to mail you a copy. How to Choose To pick a Medigap policy that works best for you, consider your health, family medical history and your budget. The diff erences among plans can be small and rather confusing. To help you choose, visit Medicare. gov/medigap-supplemental-insurance-plans and type in your ZIP code. This will give you a list of the plans available in your area, their price ranges and the names, and contact information of companies that sell them. But to get specifi c pricing information, you’ll need to contact the carriers directly or call your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. See ShipHelp.org or call 877839-2675 for contact information. Since all Medigap policies with the same letter must cover the exact same benefi ts (it’s required by law), you should shop for the cheapest policy. You’ll get the best price if you sign up within six months after enrolling in Medicare Part B. During this open-enrollment period, an insurer cannot refuse to sell you a policy or charge you more because of your health. You also need to be aware of the pricing methods, which will affect your costs. Medigap policies are usually sold as either: “community-rated” where everyone in an area is charged the same premium regardless of age; “issue-age-rated” that is based on your age when you buy the policy, but will only increase due to infl ation, not age; and “attained-age-rated,” that starts premiums low but increases as you age. Community-rate and issue-age-rated policies are the best options because they will save you money in the long run. You can buy the plan directly from an insurance company, or you can work with a reputable insurance broker. Drug Coverage You also need to know that Medigap policies do not cover prescription drugs, so if you don’t have drug coverage, you’ll need to buy a separate Medicare Part D drug plan too. See Medicare.gov/plan-compare to compare plans. Also note that Medigap plans do not cover vision, dental care, hearing aids or long-term care. Alternative Option Instead of getting original Medicare, plus a Medigap policy and a separate Part D drug plan, you could sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan (see medicare.gov/plan-compare) that provides all-in-one coverage. These plans, which are sold by insurance companies, are generally available through HMOs and PPOs that require you to get your care within a network of doctors. 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. became the 35th state which had the motto “mountaineers always freemen”? 11. What imaginary animal is Scotland’s national animal? 1. On June 17, 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought; what is the name of the Battle’s other hill? 2. What European country has six villages called Silly? 3. What is the heaviest land animal in North America? 4. What are Japanese zori, which were brought to America by returning soldiers after World War II? 5. June 18 is International Picnic Day; reportedly, picnics fi rst became popular after what revolution? 6. What is the name of Simba’s father in “The Lion King”? 7. On June 19, 1676, Massachusetts declared amnesty for all Native Americans who surrendered during what war? 8. What did Julius Petri invent? 9. What mammal can fl y? 10. On June 20, 1863, on condition that its slaves were freed, what 12. Mount Etna, the world’s oldest active volcano, is where: Greece, Sicily or Tonga? 13. How are “Mr. Mistoff elees,” “Old Deuteronomy” and “Growltiger” similar? 14. On June 21, 1948, at NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, successful long-playing records were introduced to the public; for what rpm speed were they designed for? 15. In what war was the USS Constitution nicknamed “Old Ironsides”? 16. What orange fish has the name of an entertainer in its name? 17. What poet with a younger sister named Lavinia stated, “To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie — / True Poems fl ee –”? 18. On June 22, 1946, what reservoir in New England was fi lled up? 19. Alexander Graham Bell suggested to use what word to answer the phone: ahoy, halloo or hello? 20. On June 23, 1917, Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retired 26 batters in a row; what pitcher had he replaced who had punched an umpire? ANSWERS BHRC | FROM PAGE 19 (D-Boston) said he fi led the bill after hearing from a constituent who was tested for marijuana, without her consent, by her primary care physician during a routine physical that included standard urine and blood work. Holmes noted she was under federal probation and marijuana, while legal in Massachusetts, is still prohibited federally and a positive test could have forced her again away from her family and back to federal prison. “My constituent changed her primary care physician because she could no longer trust her,” said Holmes. “That was the only recourse she had. The bill will be fi led again next term because more protection is needed.” FINE FOR OPEN CONTAINER OF MARIJUANA IN VEHICLE (H 149) — Would apply the — current alcohol open container law to marijuana. This would impose a $100 to $500 civil penalty on anyone who is driving with an open container of marijuana or any marijuana products in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. Sponsor Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) said the bill doesn’t criminalize anything but it simply imposes a civil fine—the same as having an open container of beer. He noted that police have a very hard time enforcing impaired driving under the infl uence of marijuana use due to lack of a Breathalyzer-type test. “As dispensaries become more popular and accessible— there will naturally be more of a chance for use while driving,” said Dooley. “And while I believe the vast majority of users are responsible—this is meant to hopefully incentivize those few who might partake while driving—just like with alcohol to not do it and wait till they are not behind the wheel.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “I think on this matter I will turn it over to [Sen. Brendan Crighton] the real expert on this subject matter, the gentleman from Lynn, the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on TransportaBHRC | SEE PAGE 21

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 21 BHRC | FROM PAGE 20 tion. Because he truly is the expert on this and so many other issues before this body.” —Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) when asked during fl oor debate to comment on the bill providing $350 million for local roads and bridges and other transportation projects. “I want to say thank you to the chair of Ways and Means for his very kind and exaggerated remarks.” —Sen. Crighton responding to Sen. Rodrigues. “I’m finding I’m being introduced these days in the past tense, which is actually a little nerve-wracking. But I suspect the closer we get to January, the more it’s going to sound that way.” —Gov. Baker who is not seeking re-election and will leave the governor’s offi ce in January. “I’m not going to go away quietly, and I’m certainly not going to — I am not going to retire. My wife would never let me. That would cause all kinds of issues. I think I’ll end up doing a bunch of diff erent things. Some of them will be related to government, some will be related to traditional private sector-type stuff .” —Gov. Baker on his future plans. 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 June 6-1,. The House met for a total of three hours and 12 minutes and the Senate met for a total of fi ve hours. Mon. June 6 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:13 a.m. Senate 11:32 a.m. to 11:43 a.m. Tues. June 7 No House session No Senate session Wed.June 8 House 11:06 a.m. to1:52 p.m. No Senate session. Thurs. June 9 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Fri.June 10 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019. COVID-19 | FROM PAGE 7 newly confi rmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus Public Schools over the past week (from the period of June 9-15) dropped from 14 (from the period of June 2-8) to two. The state reported one COVID-19-related death over the past seven days, increasing the overall total to 93 deaths since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020. Thirteen weeks ago, total Saugus deaths related to COVID-19 were listed at 106. But that number was reduced to 88 because of a change in the guidelines used by health offi cials. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families aff ected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.                               8855-GO-4-GLAS55-GO-4-GLAS We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! 781 233 4446

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SITUATED RIGHT OFF DOWNTOWN, THIS OPEN CONCEPT COLONIAL OFFERS 3 BEDS, 2 FULL BATHS AND A FULL WALK-OUT BASEMENT TO DECK AND YARD. THE 1ST FLOOR OFFERS A LARGE LIVING ROOM OPEN TO AN UPDATED KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS APPLIANCES WITH GAS COOKING, EXPOSED BRICK, HARDWOOD FLOORS, RECESSED LIGHTING, FORMAL DINING, BRAND NEW FULL BATH, AND A NEW TILE MUDROOM OFF THE FARMERS PORCH. THE SECOND FLOOR IS JUST AS INVITING WITH A FULLY TILED 3/4 BATH WITH A LARGE WALK-IN SHOWER, BEAUTIFUL VANITY WITH PENDANT LIGHTING, AND 3 LARGE BEDROOMS WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS. ALL NEW PLUMBING, ELECTRIC,HEAT, ROOF, GUTTERS, DECK, FRENCH DRAIN, BATHS, KITCHEN, BEDROOM CEILINGS, AND 3 WINDOWS WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS. BASEMENT HAS HIGH CEILINGS FOR POTENTIAL OF FINISHING FOR ADDITIONAL LIVING SPACE. CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, TRAIN, LAKE, RESTAURANTS AND MORE. QUICK COMMUTE TO BOSTON AND POINTS NORTH! WAKEFIELD $549,900 CALL DEBBIE 617-678-9710 LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL? 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