Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler What will WIN Waste Innovations offer town? The Board of Health’s Landfi ll Subcommittee is set to hear an off er from representatives of WIN Waste Innovations next week on a potential new host agreement related to the operation of its trash-to-energy plant and the adjacent ash landfi ll on Route 107. WIN, the town’s top taxpayer, is expected to pay $3.1 million in taxes this year. But town offi cials believe the company could be paying even more to Saugus, which is struggling to develop new revenue streams to support the rising costs of local government services. WIN Waste officials are scheduled to make a formal presentation to the town on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in the second fl oor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. It’s a meeting that’s been in the works for a while, but has been delayed for months because of the Board of Health being shorthanded as well as disruptions related to COVID-19 over the past two and a half years. “We look forward to continuing our discussions with the Landfi ll Committee on ways in which the Town can maximize the benefi ts of our public-private partnership with Saugus,” WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environment James Connolly said recently. WIN will make its presentation Wednesday night and the public will have a chance to ask questions later, according to Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano, who cochairs the Landfill Subcommittee with Board of Health Chair William Heffernan. No vote will be taken on Wednes—Contest— CONTEST SKETCH OF THE WEEK day night. Cogliano says the Landfill Subcommittee will hold a meeting on another night to make a vote, which would wind up being a recommendation to the full Board of Health to consider. The Landfill Subcommittee was created by the Board of Health in late 2020 to promote a better working relationship with WIN (formerly Wheelabrator) on issues related to the incinerator and ash landfi ll. A main focus of the committee members over the past year has been the development of a new host agreement that addresses a wide range of health, safety, environmental and community issues. It would also include the payment of additional money to the town, which could help fund new projects and services that the town currently can’t aff ord, according to Cogliano. Like a long sought-after third fi re station to serve the west side of town, Cogliano said in an interview this week. (See page one story.) Saugus, stay tuned. Back-to-School countdown Hey, Saugus kids! Enjoy your summer while it lasts. Read a little. Have fun. Relax, because you only have about six more weeks left until it’s back-to-school time! The 2022-23 School Year Calendar was recently posted on the Saugus Public Schools website. School begins on Aug. 30 for students in grades 1 to 12. Kindergarten and Pre-K classes begin on Aug. 31. If you are interested in local places to visit to spice up your summer, go to the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Breakheart Reservation, the Youth & Recreation Department or the Saugus Senior Center. Collectively, these places off er a lot of summertime options for Saugus residents. 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 978-683-7773. 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”) 2015 Student Records will be destroyed The Cumulative Record Folders for the Saugus High School Graduate Class of 2015 are scheduled for destruction on Aug. 1. Any 2015 Graduate of Saugus High School who wishes to obtain their records before they are destroyed, please email Kim Alba at kalba@saugus.k12.ma.us. The pick-up dates and times will be given to you via email. We have a winner! Congratulations to Debbie tifi cation in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. Debbie was one of several readers answering correctly. But she was the only one to have her name picked in a drawing from the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s the correct answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “Dusty roads, long flights and highways, two parents ventured into unknown lands and a future, seeking a better life. “Across the board and in a wide spectrum, they found all they sought! “In 2004, Jean- Martin and Linda Kembo left Cameroon Africa with Crystal, their 10-month old baby in order to provide her with a solid school foundation; a chance for Higher Education. “In 2022, Crystal Fosung Kembo graduated with the Saugus Class of 2022! Crystal applied herself at every step, achieving accomplishments and graduating a TOP TEN Student! Crystal’s been accepted at an Ivy League College. She will be in Brown’s University Class of 2026, studying International and Public Aff airs. As far as Public Aff airs go, Crystal has established quite the resume of achievements! “Further reading about Crystal is available in The Saugus Advocate’s June 10th edition, on pages 4, 5, 6 article, “Saugus High Graduate Crystal Kembo discusses her scholastic success and her parent’s journey from Cameroon to America to obtain higher Education.” “Crystal credits and acknowledges her parents with great gratitude. She credits her younger sister Saugus High junior, Maeva Atsamo Kembo, with helping her through stressful times with fun & laughter! “Thankyou & Congratulations! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” “Shout-outs” to Advocate volunteers We didn’t receive any nominations from our readers this week for Saugus residents deserving of high praise, so we’ll dedicate this week’s “shoutouts” to key contributors to The Saugus Advocate who volunteer their time to our readers with special features that make the newspaper more interesting and fun to read: Laura Eisener’s “Saugus Cox for making the right iden- Gardens” is a well-researched and well-written feature of the paper that is particularly beloved by folks who enjoy working in their garden and non-gardeners who appreciate fl owers, plants, trees and wildlife they encounter in their travels throughout the town, especially on walks. Laura writes with expertise, drawing on her career experience as a landscape design consultant. She also has a great knack for mixing in fascinating local history about people as well as the fl owers, plants and trees she’s writing about. She also includes interesting scientifi c tidbits as well as garden advice to readers. Many times when I’m doing yard work at my house, I’ll look at a plant or wildfl ower and recall what Laura wrote about it. The local artist who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist” adds another dimension to the paper, getting people to recognize and talk about unsung heroes in the community and the outstanding contributions they make to the betterment of Saugus. Most of the sketches created by this artist (who prefers to remain a mystery to most readers) focus on the kind acts and goodness of the subjects which contribute to the betterment of the community. “Guess Who Got Sketched” has indeed developed a following among our readers, especially down at the Saugus Senior Center. Like The Advocate’s Trivia Challenge, it entertains people and gives them something to talk about. It’s all positive while augmenting our weekly “Shout-Out” feature of “The Sounds of Saugus” column. Certainly, The Sketch Artist’s answers are very similar to the impact of “ShoutOuts,” which capture the positive aspects of Saugus people. 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. Summer Concert Series continues Wednesday The National Parks Service and Saugus Public Library are co-sponsoring a free Summer Concert Series that continues

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