SAUGUS Saugus’ Only Local Weekly News Source! Vol. 25, No. 30 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, July 29, 2022 CELEBRATING SUPER SAND SCULPTURES A $15 million off er WIN Waste says it’s willing to pay Saugus up to that amount if it can use the ash landfi ll for another 25 years By Mark E. Vogler W IN Waste Innovations — by far the biggest taxpayer in town — pays Saugus $3 million in a year in property taxes. The company that owns and operates the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 this week off ered to pay the town up to fi ve times that amount if it can extend the life of the ash landfi ll (or so-called monofi l) for an additional 25 years. “We’re proposing to share economic benefi ts,” WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environment James Connolly said Wednesday night (July 27) as he unveiled the company’s suggested Host Community Agreement. The key component of the agreement outlined by Connolly in his PowerPoint presentation to the Board of Health’s Landfi ll Subcommittee is the one providing “a $15-million economic benefi t — a lump sum payment of $12 million plus $125,000 in 25 annual AN AWESTRUCK ARTIST: Deborah Barrett-Cutulle (left), a sand sculptor from Saugus, was simply amazed upon learning that she won “The People’s Choice Award” at the 18th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival last Saturday (July 23). Also astounded by Barrett-Cutulle’s popularity among the beach crowd was fi fth place winner Karen Fralich. For story and more photos, please see inside. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Welcome home to this beautiful 3+ bedroom                                                                                                                of         rig f smartpho Vieww thhee interior y fthis home ght on yo our hone. ASNGELO’ FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $4.099 MidUnleaded $4.459 Super $4.939 Diesel Fuel $4.899 44 Years of Excellence!! 1978-2022 KERO $8.99 DEF $4.75 9 DYED ULS $4.249 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN A  A Hours: Mon. - Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM - 5PM / Sun. 9AM-1PM payments (for a total additional value of $3 million).” “If required to spend more than $5 million in capital to operate beyond Valley Fill, WIN Waste pays the town $10 million, including: approximately $10 million paid at a rate of $2.50 per ton.” The PowerPoint presentation also noted that capital improvements made at the plant would generate additional tax revenue. WIN Waste Innovation’s proposed Host Community Agreement, if approved by the town and the state, would also require WIN Waste Innovations to: Reduce NOx and other emissions below current permit limits in place at time of agreement that are protective of public health and environment Conduct optimization testing to determine levels of additional NOx reductions Fund the installation of one stand-alone, ambient NOx monitoring station in Saugus $15 MILLION | SEE PAGE 8 Prices subject to change Ask about our Heating Oil Conditioner! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Navigating the College Search Local high school students aspiring for higher education can participate in a free program offered by the Saugus Public Library P arents and High School students can feel like they are overwhelmed when it’s time to explore their options for college. But the Saugus Public Library will be off ering a special program titled “Navigating the College Search” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. It’s free, but registration is required. “Navigating the college search is stressful especially if it is your fi rst time doing it,” says a press release issued this week by the library. “With college counselor and tutor Dr. Karen Droisen’s expert help, parents and high school students can master the art of applying for college. By the end of Dr. Droisen’s presentation, the steps from making a list of college choices, writing the personal essay to at last hitting the submit button will feel manageable and even exciting.” Dr. Droisen graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English and earned her PhD from the University of Virginia. After teaching English at the college level, Dr. Droisen opened KAD Tutoring and College Counseling, and et.org, call 781-231-4168 ext. 3107 or visit the Reference Desk. To register for the Zoom meeting: https://us06web. zoom.us/meeting/register/ tZwudO6hpzsrGtGVGvEZqs7gg7q5k_NKs8rz “I’m an engaged, dedicated, supportive tutor and college counselor working in-person in the Boston area and remotely,” Dr. Droisen said. Karen A. Droisen she is a member of the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC). Parents and students are both welcome to join this free event! Navigating the College Search is being offered in person and by Zoom videoconferencing. To register to attend in person at the Saugus Public Library, please either email sau@noblen“In 1988, I earned my BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. I went on to earn an MA and PhD in English literature at the University of Virginia. After completing my doctorate, I joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a tenure-track assistant professor of English,” she said. “In subsequent years, I worked as a fundraiser for local and international non-profi t organizations. In 2015, I returned to my fi rst love — education — and became a full-time tutor and college counselor.” Saugus students named to St. Mary’s High School Principal’s List and Honor Roll S t. Mary’s High School announced its Honor Roll and Principal’s List for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 academic year. Honor Roll students must achieve 85 or above in all their classes. Students earning Principal’s List status must achieve 90 or above in all their classes. The following students from Saugus have achieved these honors: Honor Roll Isabella Davantel, ’28 Juliana Ernjakovic, ’28 Sophia Cruz, ’27 Joseph Carriglio, ’25 Dominic Coco, ’24 David Saxton, ’24 Nanina Fabrizio, ’23 Thomas Falasca, ’23 Vittoria Moretti, ’23 Tia Picardi, ’23 Victoria Robertson, ’23 Christopher Coco, Jr., ’22 Principal’s List Daniella Leo, ’27 Gianna Stasio, ’27 Ava Gigliotti, ’25 Valeria Mejia, ’25 Nadia Del Sonno, ’24 Rowan Sharwood, ’23

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 3 Rep. Wong supports comprehensive climate bill promoting clean energy and off shore wind S tate Representative Donald H. Wong (R-Saugus) voted to support comprehensive climate legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting clean energy and off - shore wind in Massachusetts — without imposing a new gas fee on consumers. On July 21, House Bill 5060, An Act driving clean energy and off shore wind,d was approved by the House of Representatives (146-7) and Senate and laid before the Governor for his signature or other actions. The bill represents a compromise between earlier House and Senate versions of the bill that was negotiated by a six-member conference committee representing both legislative branches. Representative Wong noted that the conference committee report removes a controversial gas fee proposal contained in an earlier version of the bill that would have implemented a charge of 14.65 mill per therm on gas customers until 2032 to support the Renewable Energy Trust Fund. He had spoken out against the fee since it was fi rst proposed, calling it unfair to the state’s ratepayers. Representative Wong was also happy to see changes were made to a provision establishing a pilot program that would allow up to 10 communities to require the use of fossil-free fuel in all new construction projects. House Bill 5060 would limit participating communities to those who have already achieved a 10% aff ordable housing target and would also provide an exemption for health care facilities and life science labs. According to Representative Wong, House Bill 5060 also makes changes to the state’s procurement cap on off shore wind, which currently requires each successive wind proposal to be less expensive than the previously selected bid. The conference committee report amends the statute by allowing a modifi ed cap to remain in place if only two bids are received, but it removes the cap if three or more bids are submitted. In addition, the new climate bill establishes an Offshore Wind Industry Investment Program & Trust Fund to be administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The program will off er $35 million in annual tax incentives over a 10-year period to promote job creation within the industry, as well as other grants, loans and investments for manufacturing, workforce training and clean energy research. The bill also establishes a Clean Energy Investment Fund to be administered by MassCEC to help further advance clean energy research and technologies. House Bill 5060 also: • establishes a commercial fi sheries commission to provide input on minimizing and mitigating the impact of off shore energy generation and transmission on wildlife • authorizes the secretary of the Executive Offi ce of Energy and Environmental Aff airs, in consultation with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), to consider the advantages and disadvantages of participating in regional or multistate competitive markets to facilitate the development of clean energy generation resources • authorizes DOER to coordinate with other New England states to competitively solicit long-term clean energy generation and transmission projects, including nuclear power from Connecticut • creates rebates and incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchases • establishes an intergovernmental coordinating council to implement an EV charging infrastructure deployment plan • mandates that all new vehicle sales in Massachusetts be zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) by 2035 • requires all new MBTA bus purchases and leases to be ZEV by 2030, with the entire MBTA fleet required to be ZEV by 2040 • requires the Executive Offi ce of Labor and Workforce Development to produce a list of high-demand jobs within the state and share it with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) • creates a DESE high school offshore wind credential training pilot program through which DESE would reimburse school districts for each student that obtains Donald H. Wong State Representative the credentials between $600 and $750 • directs the Department of Public Utilities to convene a stakeholder working group to recommend regulatory and legislative changes to align gas system enhancement plans with statewide greenhouse emissions limits • eliminates Mass Save incentives to install fossil fuel infrastructure in buildings, except as a backup for an electric heat pump, beginning with the 2025-2027 Mass Save plan

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 5 A reader’s perspective Saugus is welcome to a “Zoom” Book Study on The Violence Project, How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic” By the Rev. John T. Beach St. John’s Episcopal Church, Saugus E very person in this country is in anguish over our current mass shooting Epidemic. Although we are united in our anguish, our country is deeply divided over what a remedy might be. Those on the political left call for the removal of certain fi rearms. Those on the right maintain that an armed populace would keep us safer. Many advocate more robust mental health resources-though mental health professionals maintain that there are severe limitations on their ability to change the behavior of antisocial persons. Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass Rev. John T. Beach shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them by examining hundreds of data points in the life histories of more than 170 mass shooters—from their childhood and adolescence to their mental health and motives. They have also interviewed the living perpetrators of mass shootings and people who knew them, shooting survivors, victims’ families, fi rst responders, and leading experts to gain a comprehensive fi rsthand understanding of the real stories behind them, rather than the sensationalized media narratives that too often prevail. For the fi rst time, instead of offering thoughts and prayers for the victims of these crimes, Peterson and Densley share their data-driven solutions for exactly what we must do, at the individual level, in our communities, and as a country, to put an end to these tragedies that have defi ned our modern era. All interested persons are welcome to join us for a discussion of this book. We will be gathering simultaneously in person and on zoom. For those who would like to fi nd out more about the work of the authors can view the TED talks of Jillian Peterson and James Densley. Participants are also invited to study the resources available through the website https://www.theviolenceproject.org/ For more information, you are welcome to email John Beach at 21st Annual Walk of Hope to Benefi t ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease — Scheduled for September 10th (W akefield, MA) —The 21st annual Walk of Hope for ALS, a 3.5-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefi eld to benefi t The Angel Fund for ALS Research, will be held on Saturday, September 10th . The walk begins with registration at 9 a.m. followed by the start of the walk at 11 a.m. The release of doves for those living with ALS and those who have lost their courageous to the disease will be held prior to the start of the walk. The Angel Fund for ALS Research is a nonprofi t organization dedicated to supporting ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive, always fatal neuromuscular disease which leads to muscle weakness and as it progresses, results in total paralysis and the inability to speak and swallow while the mind and senses remain intact. Walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate as individuals or as a team. To register as a walker or to register a team, log-on to The Angel Fund website at www.theangelfund.org or call the organization at 781-245-7070. In addition to the walk around Lake Quannapowitt, the event includes activWALK OF HOPE | SEE PAGE 6 revjbeach@gmail.com or telephone at 781-2331242. Editor’s Note: The public is invited to a zoom book discussion on “The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic By Jillian Peterson, PhD and James Densley, PhD Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award. Led by The Rev. John Beach St. John’s Episcopal Church Saugus, Mass. Rev. Beach has been the priest at St. John’s since May 2020. He had previously served as an interim priest for The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Taunton,

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Missing Saugus elderly man reunited with his family after police locate him in Somerville T he search for a missing 78-year-old Saugus man has ended happily for him, his family and several area law enforcement agencies that were looking for him. Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli and the Saugus Police Department reported in a press release yesterday that the man, who was missing for several hours on Wednesday (July 27), was found safe in Somerville. Saugus Police began an immediate search at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a report that he was missing. Assisting Saugus in the search were the Massachusetts State Police, the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, Revere Police and Somerville Police. Saugus Police developed information that indicated that the man might have traveled to Revere and then taken a cab to Somerville. Chief Ricciardelli said the man was located about three hours later in Somerville. He was not injured and was reunited with his family. “I want to thank community members, Somerville Police, Revere Police, Massachusetts State Police and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council for their assistance,” Chief Ricciardelli said. “We are pleased we were able to locate this individual thanks to cooperation with our law enforcement partners and the public.” he said. Brats on Bikes Chief says witnesses should call police to complain about kids endangering pedestrians and drivers instead of “posting pictures” on social media By Mark E. Vogler C hief Michael Ricciardelli said the Saugus Police Department is ready to take action to rid town streets of unruly kids on bicycles. But he said officers need the help of citizens who witness the potentially dangerous conduct that’s irked local town offi cials for the second straight year. “I wish people would call us when it’s happening,” Chief Ricciardelli toldThe Saugus Advocate this week. “If they wish to solve the problem, we need to hear about it. Posting pictures on social media doesn’t help us,” he said. The chief said he’s personally reviewed the police log in recent weeks and he said Saugus police have received very few complaints. He said there’s been a couple of cases involvWALK OF HOPE | FROM PAGE 5 ities and refreshments for all walkers. Kings Dining and Entertainment of Lynnfi eld and Charlie’s on Main are among those who will provide refreshments for registered walkers. The Angel Fund will also honor those who have ALS and those who have lost their battle with the disease with the Faces of ALS walkway. Any participating team or individual who would like to honor a loved one with a sign can do so by emailing the photo to theangelfundals@gmail.com.. Donations to the Angel Fund for ALS Research can also be made online, or can be sent 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti      Years!      “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!”                 www.everettaluminum.com                ing youth from out-of-town. “It’s not like we’ve been inundated with calls,” Chief Ricciardelli said. “But, that’s not to say it’s not been going on. So, I would encourage people to call us when they see it,” he said. Several town officials say they have witnessed the troublesome behavior fi rsthand. There’s even been some discussion of confiscating kids’ bicycles if they are caught in the act of harassing pedestrians and motorists. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini said earlier this month that he’s had recent talks with Chief Ricciardelli about the situation and steps that his department will be taking to address the problem. Cicolini said he likes the idea of tow companies being called in to impound the bicycles rather than having bikes stored at the police station. to The Angel Fund, 649 Main Street, Wakefi eld, MA 01880. All donations should be made payable to The Angel Fund for ALS Research. To assist its walkers, The Angel Fund for ALS Research has joined Frontstream.com which enables them to create their own webpage to raise money online. Registered walkers can create their page at https://secure.frontstream.com/walkof-hope-for-als. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Information about sponsorship opportunities can also be obtained on the website, www.theangelfund.org, or by calling 781245-7070. Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 7 Tree Limb vs. MBTA Bus OBITUARIES Mr. James E. Keogh, Jr. Age 79, passed away on Monday, July 25th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anna J. (Trevisone) Keogh. Born in Winthrop, Mr. Keogh was the son of the late James E. and Catherine (Coffin) Keogh. Mr. Keogh is survived by his brother, Robert Keogh and his wife Madeline of Winthrop; two sisters, Kathleen Keogh and Carol DePaulis and her husband Samuel all of Saugus; as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church (meet at church), 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. FALLING BRANCH BLOCKS MBTA BUS: Shortly after Noon on Sunday (July 24), a large tree branch broke off near 367 Lincoln Ave in Cliftondale and landed in the path of an oncoming MBTA bus. MBTA dispatch reported one person injured with no entrapment. An ambulance took one person to Massachusetts General Hospital. The road was closed to clear the debris. Saugus police were at the scene to divert the traffi c away from the accident. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Kenny Strum)

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 $15 MILLION | FROM PAGE 1 Request the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to update its 2016 health study of Saugus residents as it relates to the plant’s operations and the landfi ll Provide $26,000 per year to fund an independent third-party consultant to inspect the waste-to-energy facility and monofi ll “Being a good corporate citizen and community partner is paramount in what we do and we present the proposed Host Community Agreement in that spirit,” Connolly said. “We strive to help make Saugus a better place to live, work and play,” he said. Next meeting for public comment More than 50 people — mostly Saugus residents and several town officials — attended the presentation in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall hoping to get a chance to ask questions. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano, who co-chairs the Landfill Subcommittee with Board of Health Chair William Heff ernan, initially welcomed questions from the public. But Cogliano decided earlier Wednesday that the meeting would be limited to WIN Waste Innovation’s presentation and an opportunity for subcommittee members to ask questions. “It’s important to note that tonight is the fi rst step in a process,” Cogliano said at the outset of the meeting. “At our next meeting, there will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposal. If there are specifi c questions, they may be submitted to Selectman [Corinne] Riley, the committee secretary, in advance of that meeting. We look forward to an open and meaningful discussion,” he said.   LANDFILL SUBCOMMITTEE LEADERS: Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano and Board of Health Chair William Heff ernan are co-chairs of the panel that was formed 18 months ago to improve relations between the Town of Saugus and WIN Waste Innovations. The two spearheaded the subcommittee’s questioning of WIN Waste’s proposed Host Community Agreement on Wednesday night. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) The subcommittee’s next meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Aug. 17 in the second fl oor auditorium at Town Hall. Cogliano said the subcommittee decided to switch from the Aug. 10 meeting because three members wouldn’t be able to attend. Town residents and others who wish to submit questions or comments for the Aug. 17 meeting can email them to Selectman Riley at criley@Saugus-ma.gov. Is $15 million enough? During his presentation, Connolly stressed “the proposed Host Community Agreement refl ects sentiments expressed by the Landfi ll Committee.” He also noted that “the most important thing for us — to listen.” In an interview after the meeting, Cogliano said he was pleased with the overall presentation. “I think they did a good job addressing the concerns of all committee members,” Cogliano told The Saugus Advocate. “However, some of the members and I think we have a way to go on the dollar amount.                         •       •                            •          Rocco Longo, Owner    MAKING USE OF WASTE: WIN Waste Innovations offi cials say their trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 in Saugus annually converts 400,000 tons of waste into renewable energy — enough to power 20,000 homes. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM But I am confi dent we will get there. The process may take another meeting or two, as I’d like to address all the concerns of the residents,” he said. While Cogliano said he wants to see WIN Waste Innovations LET’S MAKE A DEAL: James Connolly, WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environment, briefed the Board of Health’s Landfi ll Subcommittee on a proposed Host Community Agreement that would pay the Town of Saugus up to $15 million in exchange for adding 25 additional years to the life of the ash landfi ll. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) increase the amount of money the town receives, he said he didn’t want to talk about a specifi c dollar amount at this point in the discussions. Cogliano said the process that could lead to a Host Community Agreement will entail many meetings involving several town and state agencies before it becomes a reality. Connolly said the permitting process could take as long as three years. “The Sub

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 9 WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE TOWN? Members of the Board of Health’s Landfi ll Subcommittee listen to a presentation on WIN Waste Innovation’s proposed Host Community Agreement. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) committee will recommend to the BOS [Board of Selectmen] to approve a Host Community Agreement,” Cogliano said. “Then, WIN must meet all the requirements of the DEP [state Department of Environmental Protection] before they can apply for a site assignment from the BOH [Saugus Board of Health],” he said. State Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) said he thinks WIN Waste Innovations covered some important ground in the presentation. “I think it was good,” Wong said. “I would have liked to have seen more information — more information and what the Town will use the money for,” he said. Selectman Riley, who is secretary for the subcommittee, said she’s happy with the progress of the subcommittee since it began its discussions with WIN Waste Innovations about 18 months ago. “I am pleased that the committee, from the beginning, worked collaboratively with WIN to get to this point,” Riley said after the meeting. “I will do my homework on the presentation: what I feel are important points to ask about during our next meeting. Going into this, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know and learned much during these meetings,” Riley said. “I look forward to our next step to continue to work towards the environmental improvements, like reduced NOx levels and improved monitoring, as well as having the town benefi t from the revenue that the agreement might provide,” she said. “As it was stated at the meeting, this is just the beginning of a long process. Our committee was to open the dialogue, share our concerns and ask questions as well as listening to what WIN had to present on their future plans,” she said. “I feel our committee did what we set out to do and the rest of this process will be determined by the Board of Health and the state once our committee votes to move the agreement to the Selectmen or not. No matter what happens moving forward, we were a committee of residents from all parts of town, meeting with WIN representatives with professionalism and respect for one another.” Two years away from capacity WIN Waste Innovations is expected to reach capacity at its ash landfi ll within two years, according to Connolly. “What we are asking is that we continue using the monofi ll on the same footprint with the same environmental controls, rather than trucking the ash to facilities that could be hours away, with environmental impacts that long-haul trucking would present,” Connolly said. Connolly said WIN Waste appreciates the spirit of collaboration with the Town and looks forward to an open, fact-based discussion on the proposed Host Community Agreement. “Like in many towns across the region where essential industries call themselves home, we are confi dent we can achieve a solution that mutually benefi ts Saugus and WIN Waste,” he said. If WIN Waste Innovations is successful in securing the necessary permits to continue operating the ash landfi ll for another 25 years on top of the two years ’til capacity, Connolly said, the next step would be to develop an engineering plan and go through a rigorous environmental impact process. Cogliano said it’s inevitable that the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 will continue to operate for many years to come. “To think we left money on the table for the past 40 years,” Cogliano said, while referring to a past history of adversarial relations with the company. “I think it’s time to work with them and come up with the best solution for the town,” he said, noting that Saugus has left many needed projects on the table that it didn’t have the funds for — like the West Side Fire Station. “It’s just high time the Town of Saugus started reaping the benefi ts of having this plant in town,” Cogliano said. Board of Health Chair William Heff ernan, who co-chairs the Landfi ll Subcommittee, declared, “It’s important for everyone to keep an open mind.” He noted that relations with WIN Waste Innovations (formerly Wheelabrator Technologies) have improved dramatically over the past 18 months. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Oceans of Possibilities The Saugus Public Library launches its 2022 Summer Reading Program ((Editor’s Note: The Saugus Public Library recently issued the following press release) T he Saugus Public Library invites readers of all ages to dive into the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. There are programs and prizes for kids, teens and adults. Registration runs through August 26. Kids Summer Reading 2022: Summer reading plays a vital role in helping reduce what is known as the “Summer Slide” — the learning loss experienced between school years that 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. For more information contact melton@noblenet.org. 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! For more information, or to register in person, stop by the library (295 Central St.) or visit our website (www. sauguspubliclibrary.org/children/summer-reading-program/). Kids programs: The li - brary will be offering 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 lifesize 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 and 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 with reading? Stop by the library and see us! Adult Summer Reading 2022: The summer is 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, fill 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 now through August 26 — submit a form online for every book that you read over the summer. Books can be graphics, manga, fiction, nonfiction 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 Weekly programs Mon., 9:30 a.m.: Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Playgroup (two-year-old & under). Mon., 10:30 a.m.: CFCE Playgroup (three-year-old). Mon., 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Full STEAM Ahead (three-yearold+). you submit, the greater your chances of winning! See website for details: https:// www.sauguspubliclibrary. org/teen-summer-reading2022-grades-6-12/ Special Programs in August at the Iron Works Thurs., Aug. 11, 10 a.m.: Henry the Juggler. Tues., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.: Magic Fred! Fri., Aug. 26: Summer Reading ends! Last day to log reading and collect prizes. How Summer Reading Works • Registration continues. 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-todate details. Tue., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (three-five-year-old). Tue., 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Friendship Storytime & craft (three-year-old+). Tue., 10:30 a.m.: Music & Mother Goose at the Iron Works (one-four-year-old). Wed., 9:30 a.m.: Baby & Me at the Iron Works (birth to two-year-old). Wed., 10:30 a.m.: Storytime at the Iron Works (for twos & threes). Fri., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Friendship Story Time (two-fouryear-old). Fri., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Playgroup (four-five-year-old). Fri., 10:30 a.m.: CFCE Sensory Play Group (two-fouryear-old). Monthly programs Afternoon Story and Craft with Kelly! (three-year-old+) Reading Squad Book Club (9-12-year-old) 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) Weekly Drawings for free ice cream, pizza, bowling, mini golf, roller skating, etc.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 11 Saugus Gardens in the Summer Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener O n July 21, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added monarch butterfl ies to their endangered species list. Monarchs are unique among butterfl ies in that they travel the longest distance during migration, from their winter homes in Mexico to summer locations along the eastern and western coasts of North America. Some other butterfl y species also migrate, but none travel such a long distance. Monarch numbers had been in decline for a few decades, although there has been some evidence of a recent slight increase in the East Coast population compared to a year or so ago. Exact reasons for the decline are not known with certainty, but habitat loss and, in particular, reduction in wild milkweed plants may play a part. Monarch butterflies need milkweed plants to reproduce. Their larvae cannot thrive on anything other than a few species of milkweed (Asclepias spp.) so it is important to encourage wild milkweeds or plant them in the garden. Adult monarchs deposit eggs on the undersides of milkweed foliage. When the eggs hatch, the larvae begin eating the leaves. While a generation ago most people considered common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) not a garden-worthy plant, most people now see it as a very valuable asset if they would like to continue to see monarch butterfl ies in the world. This plant has been actively encouraged for several years at the Saugus Iron Works site, and quite a bit of common milkweed grows on the slopes leading down to the river. Another native milkweed species, known as butterfl y weed or pleurisy root (Asclepi( as tuberosa), has been valued in the garden somewhat longer. It usually has bright orange fl owers although there are also yellow varieties available. It has narrow dark green leaves. This also grows in several places in the Saugus Iron Works, including the small garden near the library building and on the slope leading down toward the river. In general, butterfl y experts recommend planting native milkweed species rather than tropical ones, which can disrupt migration patterns. Other steps people can take to help monarchs would be to avoid use of pesticides that harm insects, and to eradicate black swallowwort (Vincetoxicum nigrum) plants on their property. Black swallowwort is an invasive European perennial vine that deceives butterfl ies into laying eggs on it — but when the larvae hatch and begin eating the leaves they will be poisoned. The swallowwort also entwines adjacent plants and can pull them down, endangering native plants in the wild and harming garden plants when it spreads in a garden. Adult monarchs also need a good supply of nectar, and many flowering plants can provide this. They are very attracted to the aptly named butterfl y bush (Buddleia davidii), which is fragrant and blooms most of the summer. It is not a native plant and in slightly warmer areas than ours the butterfl y bush reseeds a bit too prolifically, but it is in this plant that I most often see monarchs and many other pollinators in my own and other people’s gardens. Even the hummingbird seems to make a beeline for this plant in the early mornings! My three-year-old butterfl y bush is now over 6’ tall. It is one of the most drought tolerant plants in my sunny garden this summer. It frequently needs to have its faded flowers removed to encourage new ones to develop. Also blooming now is a plant I remember from my mother’s and grandmother’s gardens, summer phlox (Phlox paniculata). In Julia Aston’s flower-filled garden near Saugus Center, phlox and butterfl y bush grow side by side, and the butterfl ies fl it from one to the other. Summer phlox likes sunny locations and some varieties grow 4-5’ tall once established. Flower colors are pinks, purples and white. Some varieties are hybrids with Carolina phlox (Phlox carolina), which is very similar in appearance. Pollinators are fond of this plant because of its abundant nectar. As a child I learned to A BEAUTIFUL BIRD: Great blue heron (Ardea herodeas) in the Saugus River at dusk. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) pluck a fl ower and suck some nectar out of the narrow tube at the back. It’s not a very big snack, but it is a reminder of what the bees and butterfl ies are seeking when they hover around the blossoms! Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking. POLLINATOR FAVORITES: yellow tiger swallowtail enjoying butterfl y bush and summer phlox in Julia Aston’s garden. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) A NATIVE MILKWEED SPECIES: Butterfl y weed (Asclepias tuberosa) at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 18th By Tara Vocino T he Revere Beach I n t ernational Sand Sculpting Festival — presented by the Revere Beach Partnership and its sponsors annual International Revere Beach of the World by world-class artists; — is one of the largest free events in Massachusetts. Over the course of last weekend, it was estimated that more than one million people ventured to the boulevard to enjoy the sculptures, beach, entertainment and food along America’s First Public Beach. Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle won People’s Choice for “Sk-Eyeshadow-S.” Visitors took the scene all in. Saugus resident Talia Cutulle performed the National Anthem. Competition medal winners, from left to right: first place winner Abe Waterman, fi fi second place winner Slavian Borecki, third place winner Hanneke Supply, fourth place winner Bouke Atema, fi fth place winner Karen Fralich and People’s Choice winner Deb Barrett-Cutulle. Saugus resident Deb BarrettResidents Carmen and Delma Correa enjoyed the private reception tent on Saturday. Cutulle won People’s Choice for “Sk-Eyeshadow-S.” Canada resident Abe Waterman (fourth from right) won fi rst place for his artwork. fi Musical group Trif3cta had fans dancing. Shown from left to right: State Rep. Jeff Turco, State Senator Lydia Edwards, comff munity leader Kathleen Heiser, Mayor Brian Arrigo, State Rep. Jessica Giannino and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito. Texan Christy Atkinson created “Catastrophe.” Thousands watched the fi reworks from the sand. fi California resident Morgan Rudluff ’s piece was titled “Captured.” ff Hailing from New Jersey, sculptor Matthew Deibert perfected his piece.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 13 Sand Sculpting Festival featured Wonders Saugus resident wins People’s Choice Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle was in awe that she won People’s Choice. Florida residents Araya, 10, Jade, 11, and Anthony Daddario, 8, with Chase Dorsey, 12, said “8 p.m.” was creative. Intricate design was featured on the centerpiece and the other sculptures. Boston residents Taku, Ko, 18 months, Ryo, 4, and Erina Kasai along with Mayumi Nakura and Yuto Nakura, admired the sculptures. Cambridge residents Cai McCann and Maytee Chan said Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle’s piece was their favorite. Hailing from Florida, Bruce Peck sculpted “Anxiety Stronghold.” According to Peck, the jail bars on the eyes represent that someone is barely holding on. Florida resident Andrew Daily’s “Jokers Wild” was inspired by an old tattoo pattern. Japan native Matsu Yoshi’s theme was “Okay For Peace With Origami Crane.” Bouke Atema, of the Netherlands, won fourth place for “8 p.m.” with a movie ticket. Hailing from Texas, Christy Atkinson sculpted “Catastrophe.” The centerpiece, the “Wonders of the World,” included the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still in existence, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Third place winner Hanneke Supply, who is from Belgium, said her piece, “I Am Nature,” was about how people have a lot to learn from nature.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 THE SPORTS WHIRL: Local players, teams excelling at all levels in Summer Baseball leagues Everett, Malden, Saugus and Revere residents contributing to success on the diamond this season By Steve Freker S ummer can be a time when everyone steps back and takes a few moments, days or even weeks to relax and “recharge the batteries”. When it comes to baseball, however, nothing slows down in the summer. Just the opposite: It all ramps up for baseball players. Why do you think they call them the “Boys of Summer” anyway? Just the other night a group of former longtime Malden residents and ex-local high school stars strutted their stuff in the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) Annual All-Star Game. For the past six years, the Powers Brothers, Manny and Nick have run the Malden Marlins franchise in the CABL, and just like their high school days, are some of the best players in the league still, as they approach their 30s. Manny Powers, a 2012 Malden Catholic grad and Nick Powers, a 2013 Malden High graduate, were named to their 5th consecutive CABL All-Star Team and were joined by three of their Marlins teammates, including two other former Malden residents, Ricky Mendez (Malden High 2013) and Connor Mulcahy (Malden Catholic 2012). The league was split in half for the purposes of the All-Star Game and the team the Malden Marlins were on won the game, 3-0, led by the hitting of Manny Powers, Mendez and Mulcahy. Nick Powers hurled a scoreless seventh for the save. Malden High assistant coach DiCato named Pitcher of the Month in BMBL Malden High assistant coach Mike DiCato named Pitcher of the Month in Boston Men’s Baseball League Malden High School assistant baseball coach Mike DiCato is the top pitcher in the Boston Men’s Baseball League (BMBL) 28-Plus Division and was recently named Pitcher of the Month for June for recording three impressive wins for his team, the Boston Dodgers. DiCato, a former Malden Catholic Division 1 Player of the Year in 2005 and a UMass-Amherst record-setting pitcher, leads the league in nearly every statistical category. Saugus standout Nathan Ing contributing to Champions Pub team success in North Shore League Recent Saugus High Class of 2022 graduate Nathan Ing has been one of the top baseball players in the Northeastern Conference (NEC) for the past three years, both on the mound and at the plate. Malden High School assistant coach Mike DiCato is a former UMass-Amherst and Malden Catholic standout. He was recently named Boston Men’s Baseball League (BMBL) Pitcher of the Month while excelling for the Boston Dodgers. (Courtesy Photo) He is 5-2 on the mound for the Dodgers with six complete games and is the league leader in wins (5), innings pitched (48) and strikeouts (69). Perhaps his most impressive stat? Aside from the 69 strikeouts in 48 innings, DiCato has walked only SIX (6) batters! That’s 69-6 strikeouts to walks ratio! No lie: He might be leading the NATION in that category for men’s league baseball. Nathan Ing, a recent Saugus High baseball standout, is a member of the fi rst-place Peabody Champions Pub team in the North Shore League, a men’s league. (Courtesy Photo) Ing took a big step forward this summer when he joined the roster of the league-leading Champions Pub team out of Peabody in the prestigious North Shore League. The North Shore League is one of the leading men’s baseball leagues in the region. Ing has fi t in nicely on a team full of experienced players like longtime legends Jon Cahill and Mike Giardi, mixed with newcomers like the Saugus All-Star. Ing is fourth in hitting on the Champions team at point in the season, at a.323 clip (9for-28) with 9 RBIs in 11 games played. He has also scored three runs. The 6-2, 220 Ing, who was a key contributor to success of the Saugus Sachems the past three years, is headed for Bentley University in Waltham where he intends to pursue his academic and baseball career. Busy Summer for Everett High GBL All-Star Marshall and Revere High GBL All-Star Popp It’s been a busy and successful summer for some local Greater Boston League (GBL) high school All-Stars. Revere High Class of 2023 outfi elder Mike Popp has already participated in the Mass. Baseball Coaches Association (MBCA) Junior Select State AllStar Game as well as the Bay State Games METRO Team. Popp plays for the Giants Elite travel team out of The Dugout in Lynn and before the summer end is planning on participating in The Lynn Invitational Showcase Tournament August 10-12. Also in the works is a trip to Florida to take part in a National JUCO Showcase event in Ocala, Fl. in mid-August. Everett’s Marshall, also an outfi elder and pitcher, plays for the Legends Baseball Expos this summer and has taken part in a number of nationally-recognized tournaments this summer. Mike Popp has played in several statewide All-Star events this summer after shining for the Revere High baseball team this past spring, with more on the way. (Courtesy Photo) Malden Marlins players and former Malden residents and local high school standouts recently took part in the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) All-Star Game. From left, Connor Mulcahy, Ricky Mendez, Manny Powers and Nick Powers. (Courtesy Photo)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 15 World Series Park ceremonial fi rst pitch honors donors (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by World Series Park this week.) A t three games this season, World Series Park honored major donors by having them throw out the ceremonial fi rst pitch during opening game ceremonies. On May 23 at the start of the Saugus High night game, Pamela Shenaj, manager of the Saugus branch of Salem Five Bank, threw out the fi rst pitch. Salem Five Bank was one of the original World Series Park sponsors in 2005 and has continued to be over the past 17 years. They recently renewed their sponsorship for the next three seasons. At Saugus High Senior Day on May 27, James Bianchi, plant manager of WIN Waste Innovations, did the honors. WIN Waste Innovations has been a longtime sponsor and a major donor to the Lighting Fund. Dr. Han Soo Lho threw out the first pitch to start the HONORING SALEM FIVE: Salem Five Saugus Branch Manager Pamela Shenaj is shown getting ready to throw out the fi rst pitch at a Saugus High game on May 23. (Photo Courtesy by Renee Howard to The Saugus Advocate) Canes Northeast Tournament on June 24. Dr. Lho is a Saugus dentist and owner of Saugus Dental Center. Dr. Lho was a major donor to the Lighting Fund. “The financial support of these three donors is much appreciated,” World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis said. “Without this kind of supHONORING WIN WASTE INNOVATIONS: WIN Waste Innovations Plant Manager James Bianchi is shown with Saugus High catcher Mike Howard after throwing out the fi rst pitch before a Saugus High game on May 27. (Photo Courtesy by Renee Howard to The Saugus Advocate) port, we could not have accomplished what has been done to create a first-class field for playing baseball in Saugus. The addition of lights has provided more extended use of the field,” Davis said. “Four out of five weeknights we have games. The public is invited to experience night-time baseball in Saugus.” HONORING DR. LHO: Dr. Han Soo Lho threw out the fi rst pitch to start the Canes Northeast Tournament at World Series Park on June 24. (Photo Courtesy by Renee Howard to The Saugus Advocate)

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Back-to-School countdown Hey, Saugus kids! Enjoy your summer while it lasts. Read a little. Have fun. Relax, because you only have about fi ve 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. 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 pickup dates and times will be given to you via email. We have a winner! Congratulations to Doug Pogson for making the right identifi cation in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched!” contest. Doug was one of several readers answering —Contest— CONTEST SKETCH OF THE WEEK correctly, but he was the only one to have his name picked in a drawing from the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s the correct answer, off ered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer to last week’s sketch is longtime resident Charlie Zapolski. Often Charlie goes by his nickname ‘Zap’ by his fans, locals and friends. “Charlie is an amateur photographer who shoots like a pro! From birds to sunsets to water droplets on his window refl ecting the American fl ag, Charlie captures it all! Charlie’s photography has been featured throughout the years in The Saugus Advocate, as well as many other publications — including the nationwide Sunday newspaper magazine ‘Parade.’ “He won second place in a National Weather Service-Boston winter scene Contest; featuring Saugus Iron Works. His ‘second place’ scene captivated and took this artist five minutes to just breathe it all in … Picturesque weather patterns caught in a moment of time, surrounded by a Historical Landmark. *(This Award winning weather picture is available on The Internet to enjoy.) “Charlie has his Facebook account where he shares his joy and gift of photography freely and has many followers. The Saugus Advocate July 1, Cover photo “Celebrating Our Independence,” showcased One of Charlie’s majestic feather glistening bald eagle photos! That issue features several of Charlie’s more patriotic shots. Also in that issue, ‘The Advocate Asks’ article by Editor Mark E. Vogler, titled ‘Saugus Photographer Charlie “Zap” Zapolski talks about his pursuit of the bald eagle — America’s national emblem,’ interviews Charlie on his love of photography, biography and features a few 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”) of Zap’s favorite photos. “Thank you for sharing with us all the peek thru your lens! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” A big “Shout-out” to a Saugus artist 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 “shout-out” to Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, a well-known sand sculpturer from Saugus, who won “The People’s Choice Award” at the 18th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival last Saturday (July 23). Saugus Advocate photographer Tara Vocino got to spend some time with Deborah on Revere Beach recently, and several of her photos in this week’s edition capture the beauty of Deborah’s work, which was a favorite among the folks who attended the festival. 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 cosponsoring a free Summer Concert Series that continues at 6 p.m. at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, which is located at 244 Central St. in Saugus. Here is the rest of the Summer Concert Series at a glance: August 3 — Squeeze Box Stompers: Cajun & zydeco August 10 — Memorylaners: 50’s, 60’s & 70’s music August 17 — Decades of Rock Band: classic rock 70’, 80’s & 90’s August 24 — Marina & Bernardo: acoustic folk Each concert will be held outdoors, weather permitting (see SaugusPublicLibrary. org for updates/cancellations). Bring your own chair or blanket. Picnics welcome! “Zoom” Book Study The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church wants to get the word out to Saugonians who might be interested in participating in a new book study, via Zoom videoconferencing. The book is called “The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic” (by Jillian Peterson, PhD and James Densley, PhD). It’s the Winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award According to theviolenceprojectbook. com, “Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the fi rst comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them.” Sandy Hook Promise co-founder and managing director Nicole Hockley said, “If you ever wondered how can we stop mass shootings, this is the book for you. By mixing compelling fi rst-person interviews with mass shooters and signifi cant data analysis, The Violence Project illustrates the tangible ways we can intervene and prevent a tragedy from occurring. No one is helpless — read this book and help stop violence before it starts.” Rev. Beach says the book study group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 East Coast Time, from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. For more information, contact The Rev. John Beach at revjbeach@gmail.com What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this summer, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. Here are next month’s highlights: Princess Ariel Storytime at the Saugus Ironworks, Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Stories, songs and activities with Ariel — all ages — registration not required. Tie-Dye with Zoe, Thursday Aug. 4, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Craft Room. Ages eight and up — registration required. Email melton@noblenet.org to register. Please bring one item to tie-dye. Be Cool! Learn to Sew! Here’s a great idea off ered by Joyce Rodenhiser: “Would you like to save and have fun? JUST SEW! Come to the Saugus Public Library and learn to sew on the second Monday of the month at 6 P.M. The class is tailored to the needs of the students! We teach basic sewing skills that you can use now! It’s air

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 17 conditioned and we can do a lot in an hour. Join the JUST SEW class, it’s Free.” Children’s Picnic 2022 next week This news just in from Selectman Debra Panetta, who is president of the Saugus River Watershed Council, which is sponsoring Children’s Picnic 2022. It’s set for next Wednesday, Aug. 3., at 4:30 p.m. at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. “This free event is lots of fun for kids as well as adults,” Debra said in a recent email. “Live Music from the Squeeze Box Stompers. There will be Games, Food, Drinks, and Prizes. All Welcome.” Grand Knights Banquet in September The Saugus Knights of Columbus Council #1829 is hosting a Grand Knights’ Banquet on Friday, Sept. 9. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall (57 Appleton St., Saugus), starting at 6 p.m. This event is to recognize all past Grand Knights, but it’s in special recognition of Former Grand Knight Chris Luongo for his devotion to charity and the Saugus Community. The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and has 1.9 million members around the world. Core values include integrity, professionalism, excellence and respect. Charity is at the heart of everything we do. Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Tickets are $30 each. For more information, please call Richard at 781-858-1117. Saugus seeks student poll workers Town Clerk Ellen Schena’s Offi ce is looking for student election workers. It is a great way for them to learn how their government functions and how important it is to vote. Sixteen-year-old students are eligible to work ? day (six to eight hours); 17-18 year old students may work a full day (eight to 12 hours). All students can receive community service, which is imperative to them in order to satisfy their high school requirement mandated for graduation — or they can be paid for their hours worked. In addition, the Town Clerk’s Office will gladly write letters of recommendation for National Honor Society, Colleges, etc. Interested students can stop by Town Hall or contact the Town Clerk’s Offi ce to apply for work. Ask for Andrew DePatto, the Saugus Election Coordinator. He can be reached at 781-231-4102. In-Person Early Voting Town Election Coordinator Andrew DePatto also wants Saugus residents to know about some important dates coming up, as it relates to In-Person Early Voting for the Sept. 6 State Primary Election. There are several dates when folks can participate in Early Voting at the Saugus Public Library (295 Central St., Taylor Street Entrance): Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Also, last day to register to vote for September’s Election.) Monday, August 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. This pertinent information regarding early voting is also on the Town of Saugus website under the Town Clerk: https://www.saugus-ma.gov/town-clerk/bulletins/person-early-voting 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 781233-2663.” 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 immelive.com. Home Grown Rock lineup — doors open at 3 p.m. — concert at 4 p.m. 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. 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. More outdoor music at Kowloon The Kowloon Restaurant announces their outdoor concert series for July with a variety of live bands at their Route 1 North in Saugus outdoor venue. For tickets call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-233-0077. July Outdoor Concert Lineup: Eric Grant Band: country music band, today (Friday, July 29), 7 to 9 p.m. Fevah Dream: dance party band, tomorrow (Saturday, July 30), 7 to 10 p.m. 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 781-2317995 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 fi ction and y children’s books; they do not have storage space for other genres or media. Please... clean and newer books only; no tattered pages, bad odors, stains or dirty covers! Books may be dropped off at the Main Circulation Desk during business hours. Please do not place donations in the outdoor book drops. t Want to be a Knight? The Knights of Columbus is looking for new members to join. If you are interested in becoming a member of this local organization, please call 781-233-9858. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been nearly six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 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. 29 July 18-22, 2022 Copyright © 2022 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved. 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 representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 18-22. $52.7 BILLION FISCAL 2023 STATE BUDGET (H 5050) House 152-0, Senate 400, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a $52.7 billion fiscal 2023 state budget for the fi scal year that began July 1, including $1.23 billion in unrestricted general government aid to cities and towns, an increase of $63.1 million over last year. Other provisions include $187 million to fund the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA); $226.2 million for a safety and workforce reserve to address ongoing safety concerns identifi ed by the Federal Transit Administration’s Safety Management Inspection; $441 million for the Special Education Circuit Breaker, reimbursing school districts for the high cost of educating students with disabilities at the mandated 75 percent reimbursement rate; $23 million for homeless student transportation; $1.5 million to educate middle and high school students on the history of genocide; and $75.3 million for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention services. Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said the budget refl ects the Senate’s priorities by upholding fiscal responsibility, supporting the everyday needs of our residents and ensuring the state’s economic foundation remains strong. “It builds long-term economic security for the commonwealth by leveraging the state’s strong revenue growth to make significant investments in areas like early education and care, K-12 schools, mental health, workforce development, housing stability and much more,” said Rodrigues. “It provides for a significant increase in local aid for our cities and towns while investing in many critical programs to support our schools, seniors and veterans,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “We fi nd ourselves in the enviable position of having more revenues available than initially anticipated, but that makes it even more important to set spending priorities that are hopefully prudent in the nearterm and sustainable moving forward.” “As Massachusetts residents and businesses continue to face discouraging economic uncertainty, the [budget] responds to the financial challenges facing the commonwealth by balancing a focus on immediate needs such as workforce development, with a focus on longterm investments that are designed to grow our economy in a sustainable way,” said House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “Massachusetts is resilient, and this budget helps us create the conditions to continue being resilient into the future,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “This budget incorporates the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to save money for a rainy day, invest in support for the most vulnerable among us, and chart a course to ensure that Massachusetts remains a competitive place to innovate for generations to come.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes SUSPEND RULES TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF CLEAN ENERGY BILL (H 5060) House 126-27, Senate 363, approved a motion to suspend the rules so that the House-Senate conference committee version of a clean energy bill can be considered immediately. Under the Legislature’s rules, all conference committee bills must be fi led by 8 p.m. the day before they are up for debate and a vote so that legislators have ample time to read the measure. This bill was not fi led until 12:11 a.m. on Thursday morning so without suspending the rules, the bill could not be considered until Friday morning. Supporters of suspending the rules said that it is very important for the environment and to help solve the problem of climate change that this vital bill be up for debate immediately so that it can be sent to Gov. Baker. “My vote against suspending the rules was simply to ensure that my colleagues were given adequate time to review a lengthy and complex piece of legislation before voting on it, which is why the 8 p.m. rule is in place,” said GOP Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading). (A “Yes” vote is for suspension of the rules. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong No Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes CLEAN ENERGY AND REDUCED EMISSIONS (H 5060) House 143-9, Senate 382, approved and sent to Gov. Baker legislation that would expand the clean energy industry and reduce emissions from the transportation and building sectors across the state with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. “Massachusetts has an opportunity to meet the urgency of the climate crisis through our nation-leading innovation, workforce and energy resources,” said Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), House chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “This timely and comprehensive piece of legislation is carefully calibrated to provide a portfolio of robust clean energy, including off shore wind and decarbonize our largest-emitting industries, all while attracting a world-class supply chain, intensive workforce training initiatives and the investment necessary to prepare our electric distribution system for the energy needs of the future.” “The bill dramatically increases the cost of energy in Massachusetts at a time when energy costs already hover at record highs, and the price of all other goods are increasing due to record infl ation,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “People won’t be able to aff ord this legislation, especially the drastic changes that will be needed in older homes. Everyone laments how expensive housing is, yet the Legislature just made housing more expensive by passing this bill.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes CHANGES TO GUN LAWS (H 5046) House 120-33, approved an amendment that makes changes to the Bay State’s gun laws. The amendment was attached to a separate bond bill. The changes were proposed in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling in in New York Pistol and Riffl e vs Bruen, that a state licensing authority could not ask applicants applying for a license to carry fi rearms to demonstrate they have a special need or proper cause to carry a fi rearm. The court also ruled that the licensing authority could not have unfettered discretion to decide whether that proper cause existed. The amendment refl ects the court decision and eliminates the requirement that applicants demonstrate a “good reason” to apply for a license to carry and replaces existing, discretionary “may-issue” language with specifi c objective standards by removing language that gives local police chiefs discretion to decide who is unsuitable for a license. The amendment replaces it with more codified specific standards that?require?“reliable, articulable?and credible information that the applicant has exhibited or engaged in behavior?suggesting?that, if issued a license,?they?may create a risk to public safety?or a risk of danger to their self or others.” Other provisions reduce the amount of time a gun license is valid from six to three years; codify a requirement for an in-person interview with a licensing authority before someone can obtain a gun license; and prohibit giving a license to persons currently subject to a temporary or permanent harassment prevention order and persons who pose a risk of danger to themselves or others by having a fi rearm. “Today’s action provides our licensing authorities with the clarity they need in the wake of the Bruen decision, and tells them that we continue to believe in them and to rely upon them to ensure that, while responsible gun owners will continue to receive the license to own fi rearms, those who cannot be entrusted with a deadly weapon will not be legally permitted to possess one,” said amendment sponsor Rep. Mike Day (D-Stoneham). “The Massachusetts House voted on a judicial technology bond bill that included some drastic changes to the commonwealth’s gun licensing scheme,” was the response posted on the website of the Gun Owner’s Action League (GOAL). “In a surprise move that surprised no one, with no warning the Democratic leadership proposed the amendment, which had nothing to do with the bill, in the morning and by the afternoon rammed it through. Although Republican leadership attempted to block the amendment, in the end it was included and the bill unfortunately passed with, disappointingly, some bipartisan support.” (A Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong No ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TAX RELIEF (S 3018) Senate 40-0, approved a $4.57 billion economic development and tax relief package. The bill provides $500 million one-time tax rebates to an estimated 2 million eligible people. A $250 rebate would go, by September 30, to individual taxpayers and a $500 rebate to married taxpayers. Eligibility will be determined by annual income reported in 2021, with the minimum income required to be $38,000, and the maximum $100,000 for individual fi lers and $150,000 for joint fi lers. Beginning in 2023, several permanent tax reductions would take eff ect including increasing the Child and Dependent Care Credit from $180 per child to $310 per child, as well as eliminating the current cap of $360 for two or more children; increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit from 30 percent to 40 percent

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 19 of the federal credit; increasing the senior circuit breaker tax credit cap from $1,170 to $2,340; increasing the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $4,000; and increasing the estate tax threshold from $1 million to $2 million. Other provisions include $195 million for nursing facilities and rest homes; $80 million for Community Health Centers; $22.5 million to reduce gun violence; $17.5 million for reproductive and family planning services; $150 million for the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust; $100 million to promote and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles; $150 million to support the production of workforce housing; and $150 million for the Aff ordable Housing Trust Fund. The package also would allow restaurants to off er “happy hour” discounts on alcoholic beverages if a town approves this policy via local option; allow state candidates for public offi ce to use campaign funds for expenses related to child care services; allow some tenants who have been evicted to seal the records of their eviction case; ensure students can obtain academic transcripts for the courses they have completed and paid for, rather than having their entire transcript withheld for outstanding fees; and expand the ability of homeowners to add accessory dwelling units to their property. “Massachusetts has so much to off er as an innovation hub and education leader in our country, but it’s getting harder and harder to live and work here,” said Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow), Senate Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. “Housing prices are skyrocketing, childcare costs are out of control, infl ation is climbing, businesses everywhere are coping with supply-chain issues, and families know that their dollar is not going as far as it did only a few months ago. Today, we passed our economic development bonding bill and tax relief package to bring much-needed fi nancial relief to residents here in Massachusetts. This legislation prioritizes housing, climate resiliency, childcare access, workforce development, downtown revitalization, and the worker of the future. As policymakers, we must be prepared to meet the moment ahead of us and ensure that our commonwealth continues to be a great place to work and live.” “These crucial changes to our tax code will create much needed targeted relief to families across the commonwealth grappling with how to make ends meet,” said Sen. Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield), Senate chair of the Committee on Revenue. “As prices rise, we need to continue to invest in the people who need it most, including those who make our economy run.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes MORE TAX RELIEF (S 3018) Senate 7-31, rejected an amendment that would reduce the short-term capital gains tax from 12 percent to 5 percent; increase the no-income tax status threshold from $8,000 to $12,500; and increase the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $5,000, instead of just to $4,000 which the original bill provides. Supporters said that the state is sitting on a surplus of more than $3 billion and should return more of that money to taxpayers. They argued the state can easily afford these additional tax cuts that would help taxpayers during this horrible economic time of rising prices of gas, food and just about everything else. They noted that raising the no income tax threshold would align the state with the federal government and provide direct relief to more than 234,000 low-income Massachusetts filers that would no longer have to pay any state income taxes. Opponents said the state cannot aff ord the loss of millions of dollars in revenue from this additional tax relief. They listed the many tax cuts that are already in the bill and said the amendment is not necessary. (A “Yes” vote is for the additional tax relief. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Brendan Crighton No BHRC | SEE PAGE 22

1. Garfi eld 2. Amazon and Nile 3. Death Valley 4. Cornfl akes 5. Nitrous oxide 6. Middlesex 7. Rum 8. Gladiolus 9. Java 10. Shredded wheat 11. Mackinac Island 12. China 13. James Baldwin 14. Los Angeles 15. Taco Bell 16. Africa (in Egypt) 17. Technically, a seagull does not exist; seagull is a colloquial word for the many different species of gull. 18. 10 19. Brazil 20. “Holiday Inn” Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Savvy Seniory Senior BY JIM MILLER How to Sell Unwanted Burial Plots Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the same cemetery. But we’ve gotten divorced since then and have both moved out of state. Besides that, I would like to be cremated instead of buried. Looking to Sell Dear Looking, Life changes such as relocating, family disputes and divorce, along with the growing popularity of cremation in the U.S., is causing more and more people to sell previously purchased burial plots they don’t intend to use any longer. But, depending on where you live and the location of the cemetery, selling a plot can be diffi cult. And, if you do sell it, you’ll probably get less than what you initially paid for it. Here’s are a few tips to get you started. Contact the cemetery: Your fi rst step in selling your unwanted burial plots is to contact the cemetery and fi nd out if they would be interested in buying them back, or if you’re allowed to sell them yourself to another person or family. And if so, what paperwork will you need to complete the sale and is there a transfer fee? Some states require sellers to off er the plot back to the cemetery before selling it to others. Selling options: If you fi nd that it’s OK to sell your plots yourself, many people choose to use a broker. There are a number of companies, like PlotBrokers.com and GraveSolutions.com, that will list your plots for sale and handle the transaction for a fee and possibly a commission. If you go this route, you’ll sign paperwork giving the broker permission to work on your behalf. Listings can last up to three years or until the plots sell. Alternatively, or simultaneously, you can also list them yourself on sites like The Cemetery Exchange, GraveSales.com along with eBay and Craigslist, and handle the transaction yourself. In the ad, be sure to post pictures, describe the area where the cemetery is located and give the plot locations. What to ask: Appropriate pricing is key to selling your plots. It’s recommended that you fi nd out what the cemetery is selling their plots for today and ask at least 20 percent less. If you’re pricing too close to what the cemetery charges, there’s no incentive for potential buyers. Beware of scammers: If you choose to sell your plots yourself, it’s not unusual for scam artist to reach out and try to get your personal fi - nancial information. Phone calls tend to be more genuine than emails and text messages. Donate them: If you don’t have any luck selling your plots, and if money isn’t an issue, you can donate them to charity such as a religious congregation, a local veteran’s group or an organization that aids the homeless. To get a tax deduction, you’ll need an appraisal, which a cemetery or broker may supply for a fee. 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 NBCToday show and author of “The Savvy Senior”book. HOUSE AMENDMENT #807 T here is amendment #807 to the Massachusetts House of Representatives Bill # 5007 that is intended to limit MassHealth estate recovery to only the federally required amounts and authorizes MassHealth to seek a waiver of estate recovery for a work incentive program for people with disabilities. Medicaid in the only public benefi t program that requires properly paid benefi ts to be recovered from a deceased MassHealth recipient’s probate estate. MassHealth has an Estate Recovery Unit. Estate recovery for nursing home benefi ts is federally mandated. Massachusetts has adopted a statute requiring estate recovery for the costs of all medical services provided after a MassHealth recipient reaches the age of 55, even if at home and not in a nursing home. Most MassHealth recipients have income well below 100% of the federal poverty level ($13,596 in 2022) and those 65 and over must have countable assets of $2,000 or less. One can still qualify for MassHealth even though he or she owns a home. 90% of estate recovery collection is from the later sale of the home after the MassHealth recipient dies and the home was included in the probate estate. The amendment seeks to benefi t low income MassHealth recipients owning a home by not allowing the Estate Recovery Unit to place a lien on the home in order to seek recovery for MassHealth benefi ts paid after the MassHealth recipient dies. This not does not apply to nursing home benefi ts paid but would apply to any MassHealth recipient liv9. What computer programming language is also the name of an island? 1. July 29 is National Lasagna Day; what comic strip cat’s favorite food is lasagna? 2. What are the two longest rivers in the world? 3. In what national park in California and Nevada would you fi nd Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and white sand? 4. On July 30, 1898, what cereal was invented by William Kellogg? 5. What is the chemical name for “laughing gas”? 6. What is the most populous county in Massachusetts? 7. July 31, 1970, is Black Tot Day, which was the last day when Royal Navy sailors in Britain were issued what alcoholic ration? 8. What August birth flower is sometimes called “sword lily”? 10. On August 1, 1893, Henry Perky invented what edible shredded product? 11. The name of what island in the Great Lakes is derived from an Indian word for big turtle? 12. In what country was paper made: China, Egypt or France? 13. On August 2, 1924, what author of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” was born? 14. What city has the La Brea Tar Pits? ing at home and receiving benefi ts upon reaching the age of 55. This amendment seeks to have MassHealth only seek recovery for federally mandated medical assistance (e.g. nursing home level care). Many people receiving MassHealth while age 55 or older and still living in the community are not aware that he or she can transfer their home to a Trust in order to avoid probate. Once the home is in a Trust, under current MassHealth regulations, the Estate Recovery Unit cannot recover from the sale of the home. If the amendment were to pass, even if the home were not placed into a Trust, a MassHealth recipient who dies with the home included in his or her probate estate would not have to worry about not being able to pass all of the equity in the home to loved ones as a result of a potentially signifi cant MassHealth lien. This amendment and corresponding House Bill 5007 is currently working its way through the legislative process at this time. 15. What fast food chain has had the slogans “Think outside the bun” and “The cure for the common meal”? 16. August 3 is National Watermelon Day; the first reported watermelon harvest was on what continent? 17. What is the diff erence between a seagull and a gull? 18. A squid has how many arms? 19. What country currently uses currency named real: Brazil, Portugal or Spain? 20. On August 4, 1942, what movie with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire that was the namesake of a hotel chain was released? ANSWERS

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 21 Sunday, July 31 from 9—11 p.m. on Channel y THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Wednesday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 8 — “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, August 1 all dayon Channel 8 — “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, August 2 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 — Board of Appeals Meeting from July 28. — School Committee Meeting from July 26. Thursday, August 4 at 3 p.m. on Channel 8 — The Graff Report with Nick Graff eo. Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m. on Channel 8 — In the Beginning with John Gouvalaris. Saturday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 8 — What’s Cookin’? with Amanda Barresi. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice***                               8855-GO-4-GLAS55-GO-4-GLAS We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! 781 233 4446

Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 BHRC | FROM PAGE 19 ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON WITH A NATURAL HAIRSTYLE (H 5028) —The Senate gave final approval to and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would prohibit any person or entity including educational institutions workplaces and public spaces from implementing any policy that would explicitly target someone who wears their natural hairstyle. The measure defi nes natural hairstyle as hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles including braids, locks, twists and other formations. Supporters said this racial discrimination occurs far too often and argued it is time to put a stop to it. They are hopeful the governor will sign the bill which has been worked on for years and has fi nally made it to the governor’s desk. Sponsor Rep. Mike Day (D-Stoneham) said the measure would ensure that students and workers won’t be forced to cut their hair in order to participate in activities or go to work. GOLD STAR FAMILIES — The Senate approved an amendment filed by Veterans and Federal Aff airs Committee chair Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld) that would repeal a current law that restricts Gold Star spouses from receiving their annuity if they remarry. The amendment would also increase from $2,000 to $3,000 the annual annuity payment that Gold Star parents and spouses receive annually from the state. “Not only has the annuity payment level not increased in 16 years, but our commonwealth still has laws on the books that cruelly prohibit spouses from receiving the annuity if they remarry,” said Velis. “Think about how archaic and unfair that is, that we would penalize husband and wives, who have lost their loved ones and sacrifi ced so much themselves, from trying to continue on with their lives.” MORATORIUM ON PRISON CONSTRUCTION — The fate of the amendment that imposes a fi ve-year moratorium on any prison or jail construction in Massachusetts is in Gov. Baker’s hands. The ban is part of a $5.2 billion bond bill to repair, modernize and upgrade state buildings. 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 filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible latenight sessions and a mad rush to act on dozen s of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of July 1822, the House met for a total of 15 hours and four minutes and the Senate met for a total of 16 hours and 49 minutes. Mon. July 18 House 11:03 a.m.to 3:57 p.m. Senate 1:05 p.m. to 4:42 p.m. Tues. July 19 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:04 a.m. No Senate session. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 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 Rubio, Carlos A BUYER2 Rubio-Garcia, Blanca E SELLER1 Villella Const Co Inc SELLER2 ADDRESS 12 Vermont Ave CITY DATE Saugus 07.08.22 PRICE $610 000 Wed. July 20 House 11:01 a.m. to 12:37 p.m No Senate session Thurs. July 21 House 11:02 a.m. to 7:32 p.m. Senate 10:17 a.m. to 11:29 p.m. Fri. July 22 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 For Advertising with RESULTS, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or info@advocatenews.net

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