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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 ~THE ADVOCATE ASKS~ Page 3 Saugus’s new Director of Public Health, John Fralick, discusses key legacies of his life and career Q: It looks like wrestling has been a huge part of your life for many years. A: Wrestling has taught me so many diff erent things. It’s been said that once you’ve wrestled, everything in life is easy. It teaches you a lot about discipline. It teaches you a lot about setting goals. It’s like a self-bullying protection program that teaches you how to protect yourself. The sport itself teaches you so many great things – the camaraderie it gives you, the self-confi dence it builds. If you can call yourself a wrestler, it’s a title that demands respect. I owe a lot of my successes in life to being a ~ HOURS ~ Open 7 Days a Week Monday thru Sunday KEEPING A FAMILY LEGACY GOING: Eight months ago, Saugus Director of Public Health John Fralick III’s wife, Chelsea, gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl. They named them Madelyn and John IV. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with John Fralick III, who began work this month as the town’s new director of public health. We asked him about how wrestling helped shape his personal and professional life, the infl uence of his dad on his chosen career, the people named “John” in his family, why he came to Saugus in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges the town faces in its battle against the Coronavirus. Fralick is a 2003 graduate of Woburn High School, where he excelled as a three-sports athlete: wrestling, football and lacrosse. He made a name for himself as a wrestler, captaining the Woburn High team and eventually being inducted in the school’s sports Hall of Fame (2018). He continued to wrestle at Bridgewater State University, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. He was the wrestling team’s captain during 2005-07 and ranked sixth nationally during his senior year. He continues his ties to the sport as a coach with the Woburn Youth Wrestling Program. It was during his days at Bridgewater that he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps. John Fralick, Jr. has been health director at the City of Woburn for 33 years. Before coming to Saugus, John served a decade as health director at the Town of Stoneham before accepting the Saugus job. He and his wife, Chelsea, live in Wilmington and have been married since 2017. Eight months ago, Chelsea gave birth to twins: Madelyn and John IV. Highlights of this week’s interview follow. part of that sport. It defi nitely was a blessing. Q: How did you get involved in the health fi eld? What was the turning point as far as getting you involved into the health fi eld as a professional? A: When I was at Bridgewater, it was a question of selecting a major…and nobody knows what they want to do when they fi rst get there. My mother was a teacher. My father was in the health fi eld in terms of public health. He’s been the director of Public Health in Woburn for 33 years. Q: And he’s still there? A: Oh yeah. It was a question of whether or not at the end of my sophomore year I knew what I was going to do, and whether I wanted to declare a major; it was a question of what I wanted to do. Originally it was maybe I would be a health teacher or just be a teacher in general. I like history. I like Spanish. So, I started playing around with that idea. I got some secondary ed courses and was looking into what I would need for my licensure. Towards the end of my junior year, I started shifting and I declared in health and minored in music. And I really started to play around with the idea ASKS | SEE PAGE 4 * Breakfast * Lunch * Take-Out WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! INDOOR SEATING & OUTDOOR DINING We Practice Safe Social Distancing & Cleaning 325 Main St., Saugus * (781) 558-2070 irontownsaugus.com

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He went to UMass and majored in environmental science. He graduated in 1980. That’s where he met my mother. After graduation he got into the industrial testing. That was back when there were no digital monitors; it was all analogue and very, very scientifi c. My father is a brilliant man. And seeing and hearing about some of the things that he used to do prior to getting into public health was interesting to me as well. He was testing stacks. He would go to industrial sites and test emissions. 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And a lot of the times the Board of Health would tell us to go down there because of complaints, so I got a fi rsthand look early on – and that was when I was 18, 19 years old – at the process of remediating complaints. And that’s why I was hired as a housing inspector in Beverly. My father was defi nitely my mentor, somebody that I looked up to my whole life – and seeing the way he did things. Q: Was his dad in the public health fi eld? A: No, my grandfather was a police offi cer in Canton for 30 years. Q: So, nobody was a nurse in your family? A: Nope. Q: That’s kind of unusual In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today to have a situation as a public health director, like father, like son. A: I don’t know anybody else in the state that does it. I’m sure there are people out there. But I look to improve upon things I disagree with him. But the core knowledge, that is one thing that I’ve always noticed about my dad: that it’s like a constant search for knowledge. And I’ve never seen anything like it, and that was something that we saw early on; I was a kid, and he would be learning stuff that I had no idea about. To this day, it’s a pure engineering brain. He always wants to know the modus operandi of things; he wants to know exactly how things operate. So I’ve assimilated those traits – I always know how things operate, how things run, how to fi x things. I grew up in a garage with him. We fi xed cars and restored old cars and stuff . I feel so fortunate to have learned so many things from such a smart guy. It’s just been a blessing. Q: Why Saugus? A: Stoneham was in a bit of a transition. Given the fact that my family was growing, and I was ready, and I had been in there for 10 years, I felt I was ready to make an advancement in my career and accept more responsibility. Ultimately, it was just the right time for me and my family. This was an opportunity that I didn’t want to squander, so I took it. Q: What do you see as your biggest challenges in Saugus? Are you getting oriented yet? A: Yes. I think being where I was for such a long time, I was able to fi gure out the job, and I think the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to become acclimated here. Obviously, there are some issues in town that are longstanding. And I think that with time, I will be able to address the concerns of the residents, because that’s the job; it’s making sure that everyone is getting the services that they need. Q: Right now, the COVID is eating into a lot of your time? A: I think we’re in a low point where things will start to ramp up in the fall with school opening and everything, because I know that’s a hot-button issue. I think at some point, we will be able to sit down and refl ect on some things we could have done a lot better. You have to look at the infection rate in Massachusetts. It’s one of the lowest, if not the lowest in the United States, and that’s because of the response. On top of that, you’re talking about a low mortality rate. You’re talking about a low infection rate. You’re talking about those public health ASKS | SEE PAGE 5

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 5 ASKS | from page 4 metrics that determine the phasing-in processes for businesses and all of that stuff. When all of the data is extrapolated, you can see the downward trend. That’s exactly what Gov. Baker says. That’s exactly what we are talking about when they say we’re trending in the right direction. Saugus, in my time here, hasn’t had a lot of cases… Since July 13, we’ve only had 13 cases. That’s one a day vs. the surge period when it was like 30 a day. I’m still the health representative in Stoneham and I’m still seeing community numbers for both communities. Some days it’s zero. Some days it’s one. Some days it’s two. There are no big spikes. Q: What gives you the biggest worry? Breakheart Reservation? A: What do you mean? Q: As far as when you are dealing with the COVID-19 – what gives you the biggest worry as far as protecting the community? A: When it comes to social distancing, when it comes to masks, enforcement of all these things that are coming from the state, the real issue lies with people being courteous to one another, especially at this point. Everybody knows what’s happening. You hear about “the new normal.” And you hear about the fact these are new things that everyone is expected to do. Again, you are always going to have people who don’t follow the guidelines. We’re always going to get calls that somebody saw somebody without a mask at the Square One Mall, or somebody saw somebody without a mask, walking down wherever. That’s always going to be there. That’s why the Department of Labor Standards is involved. That’s why we’re on conference calls twice a week with the state. This is a fl uid situation. Ultimately at some point when there might be a vaccine on the horizon, Saugus, as well as Stoneham, as well as every other city and town in the state will be wellprepared to be able to distribute that [vaccine]. We’re wellprepared to be able to face the challenges that something like this presents. I’m not going to sit here and say it [COVID-19] doesn’t present a challenge, because it does. It’s a global pandemic that, unfortunately, you are going to see that across the state and across the country, health departments are underfunded. And that’s something that is a glaring issue, especially when it comes to deal with enforcement and it comes to deal with something like COVID-19. It’s a challenge that we’re all up to. That’s the one takeaway that you should get. Health Departments across the state are well-prepared to be able to deal with it. But, it’s a frustrating time. Q: If you had to make the call, how would you proceed as far as schools reopening, right around the corner? A: We ’ ve got some walkarounds prepared for the next couple of weeks. The Department of Secondary Education – the Department of Education has come out with some guidelines with a number of diff erent proposals. If I had to make the call, the one thing I’d say is that as long as the guidelines that are being jammed down everybody’s throat – and with good reason – that they are there for a reason. And it’s because you make the environment safer when you follow these guidelines. And fl u or respiratory disease is spread person-to-person – like the fl u, the cold, like pneumonia, like anything. COVID-19, I’m glad, was identifi ed as an upper respiratory disease right out of the gate. There are already mitigation measures in place for that. People already know … Don’t cough on people. And wash your hands. And it goes back to what I was saying. It’s all about people being courteous to one another. Be a clean human being. Wash your hands. Socially distance and stay away from people. Q: How is the compliance in Saugus? A: I think it’s fantastic. Q: Has anybody been cited for violations? A: No, not at this point. The governor has set up a complaint line for people – it goes right to the Department of Labor Standards, then it goes right to us. We’ve responded to a few complaints. Q: So, there have been a few complaints in town? A: Sure. It’s been more of people spotting people without masks on in a business or what have you. But, other than that, there haven’t been any glaring issues, but it’s something that we are obviously talking about seriously. But we do have to understand that the enforcement and the actual punitive measures – it’s not particularly realistic – but what is realistic is the idea that I’m a big time proponent of education. And understanding the need for that common courtesy is – a lot of times – all people need. And that’s something we as a health department are putting out. We’re establishing lines of communication. We’re centralizing forms of information so people aren’t wading through – looking for the information that they need. Q: So, you got more information on the town website? A: Yes, and we’re forwarding people to the right sources. Like I said, it’s something that is not going away anytime soon. But as we move toward the fi nish line – Phase 4, which is “the new normal,” meaning that if there are treatments and vaccines available – we’re readily prepared to be able to distribute them to the residents. We’re on a crusade of information and education, because it is obviously a hotly debated topic. Our role in this whole thing is to make sure people understand what is going on and to make sure people are abiding by these guidelines, because they are there for everybody’s personal safety. They are not a blanket to be thrown to see what sticks. They’re rooted in science. Q: Anything else that you would like to say to the folks Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? 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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Senior Class President Address – Kiley Ronan “Class of 2020, we never needed the best of anything, but we made the best of everything.” Editor’s Note: The following is the text of the address delivered by Senior Class President Kiley Ronan at Saugus High School’s 149th Commencement Exercises last Saturday [July 25] at Stackpole Field.) G ood morning, teachers, students, family and friends. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Kiley Ronan, the senior class president. On behalf of the senior class, I would like to thank all the people inSABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available volved in making Saugus High School excellent. To the administration, for keeping order within our school and making the tough calls when needed, we thank you. To the faculty, who put their students fi rst and who sacrifi ced to ensure that we were getting the most out of our education, we thank you. To the staff , who work tirelessly to plan events and do everything they can to support us, we thank you. To each member of each family represented in the senior class, who have aided them in their success with love and support, we thank you. To Alongi and Serino, you two have worked so hard and dedicated so much of your time for our class, which has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated, we thank you. Mom and Dad, I would not be standing up here today if it wasn’t for you guys. Thank you for encouraging me and believing in me. And for everyone here today, thank you all for coming out to celebrate. 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First                                                       PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Class President Kiley Ronan said that while many traditions were lost with the old Saugus High School building’s closure, this year’s graduates were the first to have drive-in celebrations. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) ever graduation parade, fi rst drive-in senior video, and the fi rst time for a graduation like this. We are historic in so many ways, one of them being that we are the last class to graduate from the original Saugus High School. I can’t even tell you how many people approached me with “You must be so excited to be in that new school?” Truth is, the building never mattered. Although it may be old and run down, it’s a special place that holds all our memories from the last four years. Nothing will replace sneaking Dunks coff ee into school in the morning or piling into Bon’s room for the air conditioner. Our school was never perfect, but it had character – heaters that sounded like something was living inside and buckets on the fl oor catching the leaks from the ceiling. Ahhhhhhhh, Saugus High School. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the new school will be great with its fancy outdoor classrooms and multiple bathrooms with doors on the stalls, but it will always lack the authenticity of the old school. When that got torn down so many traditions went with it – one of them being Color Day – all those late nights spent painting or putting together dances. They say it doesn't matter where you are, but who you are with that makes life special, and that’s how it was with Saugus High. It wasn’t the quality of the school; it was the teachers, students and people inside. We cherished our time there but who would’ve known it would be cut so short? Things changed quickly for our class, but it taught us many life lessons along the way. I know some of you are thinking, “Who cares about life lessons? We missed out on prom and so much more.” I’m here to tell you that as much as we lost we have also gained. We gained confidence to know that we can survive and thrive when life changes so quickly. We gained the opportunity to show our community we can be innovative when things don’t go as planned. We are smart and strong and able to address issues face-toface with dignity. We’ve experienced change and adapted. We’ve dealt with adversity and overcame it. Class of 2020, we never needed the best of anything, but we made the best of everything. Every person graduating today should be proud of their resilience and ability to stay positive, I know I am. Don’t ever doubt your ability to persevere. Things are not put in your way to stop you; they’re put in your way to test you. So pass the test! Be unstoppable! Too often we spend our lives waiting. Seems we are always planning for better days ahead and missing out on the moments we are in. When you think about it, life is just time. Days, months and years strung together. That is one lesson the Class of 2020 learned this year, the value of time. Learning this at such a young age is a gift. It means we can refl ect, change how we think and really begin to enjoy each moment. So take that gift and apply it every day; don’t wait for tomorrow. There’s this misconception that everybody has: the idea that living the longest means you got the most out of your life. However, I think Abraham Lincoln’s words hold more substance; he said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” So live for today and remember paths are made by walking, not waiting. Class of 2020, you are special. You have spent the last four years preparing for this day, and although it looks a little diff erent, here we are. So celebrate today, enjoy it, admire all that you’ve done and all that you’ve accomplished. But get ready! The world you’re about to enter in is going to challenge you, but it’s nothing you’re not prepared for. Graduating high school is just the beginning of all you will do. One of my favorite quotes from “Grey’s Anatomy” explains it best: “This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That’s up to you.” Go out, play hard, and by the end make sure you’re able to say you gave it your all. Congratulations, Class of 2020! It has been an honor being your class president for the last four years, and I wish you the best of luck in all that you do!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 7 Saugus Babe Ruth donates to World Series Park Lighting Fund Editor’s Note: The following information is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park. orld Series Park in Saugus plans to have lights installed in the spring of 2021. This would complete the park by its being able to off er night games and never having to stop games because of darkness, and the increased fl exibility of rescheduling rainouts. Most of the funds needed for this project will be available next year. A fundraising eff ort will be conducted over the next year to raise additional, needed funds. Saugus Babe Ruth recently made a $1,000 donation to this lighting project. The Saugus Babe League plays all their games at World Series Park. Saugus Babe Ruth off ers Saugus 13 to 15 year olds the opportunity to play competitive baseball for a reasonable signup fee. Starting in February 2021, the League will be signing up players for next season. Saugus Babe Ruth has a long history, being in existence for over 60 years. “This being our sixteenth season, we have been able to W A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: An aerial photo of World Series Park (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Jim Harrington) Saugus Babe Ruth President Bob Gratiano (left) presents a check for $1,000 to World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis (right) for the World Series Park Lighting Fund that will go toward the installation of lights next year. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Ken Howse) save our pennies over the past fi fteen years, as well as pledges for more funds, to now be able fi nancially to aff ord lights,” said World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis. “Through the generosity of a lot of people and businesses, World Series Park has fi nanced everything we have in creating this fi rst-class baseball facility for the youth of Saugus. We want to complete the picture with lights, still being fi nanced by the World Series Park Committee,” he said. “Back in 2011, the Furtado Family, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts, kicked off our fi rst lighting fund with a $2,000 donation. We’ve had a collection jar for lights at the snack bar for the last eight years, and people have been very generous putting money in it. Both of these will be included in the current fund. We thank everyone for their past and, hopefully, future generous donations.” To donate to the World Series Park 2020 Lighting Fund, checks should be made payable to World Series Park and sent to World Series Park, 8 Holden Ave., Saugus, MA 01906. Please indicate that the donation is for the Lighting Fund. Those who donate $100 or more will have their name listed on a plaque. Donations can be made in memory of or in honor of others. Re-Elect Terrence Kennedy Governor’s Council Please Vote September 1, 2020 Paid Pol. Adv.

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Planning Department back at full strength Town manager announces hiring of new director of Planning and Economic Development By Mark E. Vogler T he director of planning and economic development has been considered a key position at Town Hall – but one which has been vacant for about 33 months. Finally, Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree thinks he’s found the right person for that hard-to-fi ll-job. Late Wednesday afternoon, Crabtree announced his appointment of Christopher Reilly as the Town’s new Director of Planning and Economic Development. “I am pleased to welcome Christopher to the role of Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Town of Saugus,” Crabtree said in a press release announcing the hiring. “Christopher brings extensive experience in planning and development, knowledge of municipal planning, and technical training, all of which will be of great benefi t to the residents of Saugus and the community as a whole,” the town manager said. Reilly, 56, has been the Director of Planning for the Town of Billerica for about fi ve years. He replaces Stephen T. Cole, who resigned in November of 2017 after serving just 14 months in the position. Cole’s departure was followed seven months later by the resignation of Town Planner Krista Leahy – which left two vacancies in the important two-person offi ce for about 18 months. Reilly off ers “a wealth of experience” Crabtree fi lled one of the positions last December when he hired Alexander C. Mello as the town’s new Senior Planner. With the recent hiring of Reilly to join Mello, the Planning and Development Department is back at full strength for the fi rst time in three years. A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Same Location * Same Service for 48 Years! EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE: Christopher Reilly, Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s choice to fi ll the long-vacant director of planning and economic development post, has held municipal planning or economic development positions in six other Massachusetts communities. 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Reilly actually began his new position last month, but Crabtree allowed him to get oriented before making the announcement this week. Prior to being Billerica’s Director of Planning, Reilly served as the Director of Planning and Land Use Permitting for the Town of Lincoln, Mass. Reilly’s career in municipal planning includes these past positions: Director of Community and Economic Development Authority for the Town of Wareham, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Salisbury, Town Planner for the Town of Reading and Assistant Planner for the City of Quincy. Reilly holds a Master of Science in Planning and Policy Development, a Master of Arts in Geography, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, all from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He also completed a Graduate Exchange Program from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and he was a Special Graduate Student in Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), according to Crabtree. In addition, Reilly is certifi ed from the American Institute of Certifi ed Planners and he holds a certifi cate from the Collins Center for Public Management – Supervisory Leadership Development Program. Reilly’s role in Saugus As Director of Planning and Economic Development, Reilly will manage all shorter term, intermediate and longer range master planning within the community, the town manager said. “He will support the Town’s continued initiatives and efforts with the following: land use planning; energy, housing and open space projects and initiatives; infrastructure needs assessments; and economic Development,” Crabtree’s press release stated. Crabtree decided to create a two-person Planning and Development Department after losing the town’s popular Economic Development Officer, Robert Luongo, in early 2016. The town manager had great expectations that Luongo’s replacements – Cole and Leahy – would help the town manage its economic growth along the Route 1 commercial corridor. But they didn’t stay long and it proved challenging for Crabtree to fill their vacancies. In the midst of the vacancies in the Department of Planning and Development, the Annual Town Meeting last year took steps to slow down development along Route 1. Town Meeting approved Article 4, which was requested by Crabtree. It orders that no new building permits be issued for the construction of multifamily dwellings consisting of three or more dwelling units in any zoning district in the town for a period of two years. Crabtree said the temporary moratorium was necessary because the town has been experiencing an unanticipated increase in the construction of multifamily dwellings.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 9 The Coronavirus count State reports 13 new confi rmed Saugus COVID-19 cases; no new deaths reported By Mark E. Vogler fter six consecutive weeks of fewer than 10 confi rmed new cases of the Coronavirus infecting town residents, there was a slight uptick noticeable. There were 13 new confi rmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Saugus over the past week, raising the total to 579 confi rmed cases, according to new data released late Wednesday afternoon by the state Department of Public Health (DPH). Meanwhile, the town’s death total from the virus remained at 38. For the third straight week, the state did not publish the rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population – a statistical analysis which three weeks ago had Saugus with a rate of 1,959.52 per 100,000, the 22nd highest rate among all communities across the state. Saugus has ranked among the top 25 in confi rmed COVID cases per 100,000 for most weeks since the town’s first resident tested positive for the virus on March 19. The statistic made it easy to compare the incidence of COVID-19 in diff erent communities, large and small. The DPH website now includes a measurement which focuses on test results over the past 14 days up until Wednesday. Those statistics showed 6,425 Saugus residents have been tested for the virus so far – including 792 over the past 14 days. Of those tested, there were 23 confi rmed cases of the virus for a positivity rate of 2.90 percent during that time. That is higher than the average state positivity rate of 1.74 percent. As of Wednesday, DPH offi cials reported 8,580 deaths statewide linked to COVID-19. Of those, 1,175 have been reported in Essex County The DPH has been releasing numbers of COVID-19 cases for all 351 municipalities, broken down by city and town, every Wednesday. As of Wednesday, there were 17,119 confi rmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Essex County, the third highest among the state’s 14 counties. There were 116,684 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus statewide. How Saugus compares to neighboring communities Town residents are able to compare the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Saugus to those in neighboring cities and towns as well as communities of similar size by A going to the DPH website at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting, then click on COVID-19 cases by city/town. Here’s how nine other area communities compare to Saugus: Lynn: 3,858 cases, 175 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 4.39 percent positivity. Revere: 1,927 cases, 103 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 6.25 percent positivity. Everett: 1,843 cases, 54 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 3.90 percent positivity. Malden: 1,302 cases, 39 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.40 percent positivity. Peabody: 1,038 cases, 32 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.79 percent positivity. Saugus: 579 cases, 23 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.90 percent positivity. Wakefi eld: 326 cases, 6 total positive tests in the last 14 days, .83 percent positivity. Melrose: 281 cases, 30 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.55 percent positivity. Reading: 304 cases, 5 positive tests in the last 14 days, .76 percent positivity. Lynnfi eld: 100 cases, 3 positive tests in the last 14 days, .94 percent positivity. Statewide totals: 109,096 cases, 3,265 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.74 percent positivity. (Data compiled by DPH and made public as of July 29, 2020.) Tips to protect yourself (off ered by the Town of Saugus) Please follow CDC and MDPH guidance to prevent COVID-19 illness by: • Clean your hands often for at least: 20 seconds • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth • Stay at least 6 feet between yourself and others • Stay home as much as possible – only leave for essential reasons • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others Please stay healthy and please call us with any needs. We are her [sic] for you. For more information, contact the Saugus Health Department at (781) 231-4117 and/or the Town Manager’s offi ce at 781231-4111. For additional information about COVID-19, go to the town website at https:// www.saugus-ma.gov/ and pull down the bar titled “COVID-19 Resources.” L USS Constitution (2) By Th e Old Sachem ast week I showed you the early actions of the USS Constitution that was built in Boston and later refurbished in Marblehead. I listed the various battles against the English during the War of 1812 and the pirates of the Mediterranean. Ships built in this era were expected to last between 10 and 15 years. In 1830, Secretary of the Navy John Branch did a routine survey of ships in the reserve fl eet, and the commandant of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Charles Morris, estimated that the cost to repair the Constitution was over $157,000, which was a very substantial amount at that time. An article appeared in the Boston Advertiser on September 14, 1830, which erroneously claimed that the Navy intended to scrap the Constitution. Two days later, Oliver Wendell Holmes published the poem “Old Ironsides” in the same paper, and the poem was spread all over the nation, igniting public indignation and inciting eff orts to save the ship. In response to the outbursts, Secretary Branch approved the costs of repair. It took a while before reconstruction could develop in earnest because the shipyard was undergoing completion of a new drydock. A sister ship, Congress, that accompanied the Constitution in the War of 1812, was declared unfi t for duty and was ultimately scrapped in 1835. On June 24, 1833, the Constitution entered the new drydock. Captain Jesse Elliot, the new commander of the navy yard, oversaw the reconstruction. The ship remained in drydock until June 21, 1834, and the scrapped old planking was used to create souvenirs, walking canes, picture frames and even a phaeton that was presented to President Andrew Jackson. Jackson was extremely unpopular in Boston, but Elliot directed the installation of a new fi gurehead of the President under the bowsprit. Elliot received death threats, and rumors started about the citizens of Boston storming the navy yard to remove the fi gureheads themselves. A merchant captain, Samuel Dewey, accepted a small wager as to whether he could do the removal. Elliot posted guards around the Constitution to preserve the fi gurehead, but Dewey crossed the Charles River in a small boat, and accompanied by thunderstorms to mask his movements, he was able to saw off most of Jackson’s head. The severed head was prominent as it made the rounds of several taverns and meeting houses in Boston. Later Dewey presented the head to Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson, and it remained on Dickerson’s library shelf for many years. Elliot was named the captain of the Constitution, and the ship sailed to New York in March 1835. Elliot ordered replacement of Jackson’s head on the bowsprit in New York, free from the criticisms of the Boston public. Her fi rst duty was to carry Edward Livingston to his post as Ambassador to France. After it returned to Boston, the ship was ordered to take the station as the fl agship of the Mediterranean fl eet. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Salutatorian Address – Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. “Let us not be sad about leaving Saugus High School. This year has shown us that the future can quite literally hold anything for us.” Editor’s Note: The following is the text of the address delivered by Senior Class Salutatorian Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. at Saugus High School’s 149th Commencement Exercises last Saturday [July 25] at Stackpole Field. G ood morning, fellow classmates, teachers, administrators and family members. Thank you for joining us today to celebrate this important milestone that my classmates and I have been working tirelessly to achieve for the past, well, lifetime. For the entirety of our scholastic careers in the Saugus Public Schools system, we have seen the year 2020 in our school e-mail every time we logged into a Chromebook, or really did anything school related. After seeing this countless times, many of you have probably thought “Huh, we’re really graduating in 2020?” ... Okay, well maybe it was just me. I always imagined that in the year 2020 I’d feel grown up and ready for the road ahead of me, I’d get to enjoy my senior year, the best year, but then 2020 happened. A worldwide pandemic broke out for the fi rst time since 2009, and yet, it was unlike anything we had ever seen. School got shut down, which was cool at fi rst, but then got old fairly quickly. Fast forward four months, we’re having our graduation in July, and it seems weird that I’m not wearing a mask right now. It is undoubtable that this www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Aluminum Everett er 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 62 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. 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And, well, sometimes there is nothing you can really do to stop the next wave from coming at you full speed. As any Bear Grylls meme has ever taught us, you must improvise, adapt and overcome any and all obstacles that come your way. So far, I believe we have done just that. By working together on a global level, we have minimized damage, adjusted to the circumstances at hand and overall made the best of what we have. In the same way that 2020 has shown us how fast something can be thrown at us, it has also shown us how fast things can be taken from us – whether this was our last spring sports season, our senior prom, or merely enjoying the last few walks through the old Saugus High, and taking in all its glory before it gets torn down. The last time we walked out of Saugus High and raced to our cars at the sound of the 1:50 bell, we didn’t know it would be the last. We didn’t have the chance to take one fi nal walk through our school and reminisce on all of the experiences the walls of SHS have THE SALUTATORIAN SPEECH: While delivering his address, Senior Class Salutatorian Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. said that eight months ago his only worry was to apply for college, and that “By working together on a global level, we have minimized damage, adjusted to the circumstances at hand and overall made the best of what we have.” (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) given us. I’m sure everyone here remembers when they used to take waking up at 6 a.m. to go to school for granted, or seeing all of your friends in the same place all at once. I know I did. Looking back on my time at Saugus High, I can safely say that there is nowhere else I would rather have gone to high school, which is why it is so diffi cult to accept that our time was cut short. However, like anything in life, all good things must come to an end, whether you are expecting it or without warning. Our senior year was just a glimpse of how fast experiences can become memories. I’m sure we can all picture the Towers gym covered with red posters for Color Day; we can all hear Cox screaming in the hall at 7:30; and most importantly we can all feel the bonds of friendship we have made with each other throughout the last four years. And just as Andy Bernard said, “I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.” But let us not be sad about leaving Saugus High School. This year has shown us that the future can quite literally hold anything for us. So, strap on your seatbelts because it is the beginning of an unpredictable new decade. But I am confi dent that we will succeed; I mean we have already graduated during the worst global pandemic in recent times. Class of 2020, the world relies on us to create a better future for years to come. No matter what path you pursue, have confidence, have faith and trust yourself. Take risks, follow what you believe in, but never lose sight of those around you. We would not be standing here today if it weren’t for the collaborative efforts of millions of people. Remember these times, both the good and the bad, and learn from them, but never be discouraged from any obstacle that dares stand in your way. Saugus High School has taught us too much to shy away. And remember, once a Sachem, always a Sachem. Thank you. Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 11 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 compromise between a complete return to classes every day and classes being conducted exclusively through remote learning. “With only half of our student population into our school buildings at a time, the district dramatically increases its capacity for social and physical distancing,” DeRuosi wrote in his plan. “This allows more opportunities to space students six (or more) feet apart. This should provide more opportunities for safe mask breaks (particularly at elementary). It also provides additional spacing for other essential activities such as lunch and school entry/exit.” School officials have until Aug. 10 to submit their fi nal reopening plans to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “While the district is working hard to prepare for the return of school in Fall 2020, we acknowledge that there is still a great deal of uncertainty,” DeRuosi wrote in his report. “The process of reopening must always incorporate and respond to the most up-to-date local and national health data. The district must work to comply with regulation and guidance from local, state, and federal agencies. All of this requires patience and fl exibility on the part of all involved.” There has been some criticism expressed by parents in recent months that remote learning has weakened the overall quality of education that students would receive in a normal classroom setting. “My concern about the school plan was fi nding a way to prevent remote kids from falling behind,” School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge told The Saugus Advocate. “I think the Superintendent and his team have done a phenomenal job covering the needs of every student. Obviously, I would love for everyone to come back full force,” Whittredge said. “We have to be smart about it and fi nd the safest and healthiest way to educate our kids. DESE’s guidelines change daily. All we can do is change with them,” he said. “Remote and hybrid are inconvenient for everyone, but given the circumstances, opening with the hybrid gives us the best chance to work towards eventually coming back full-time.” School Committee Member Dennis Gould stressed that most school administration, teachers and School Committee members prefer to see students return to a safe classroom environment as soon as possible. “The hybrid solution accomplishes that and gives us the best chance of properly socially distancing, while still getting all students the personal interaction with their teachers,” Gould said. He noted that committee members are sympathetic to parents, teachers and administrators with families, because of the challenges they face with child care and transportation. “The key for our district is to be ready for alternatives, have remote learning ready and hope that by midwinter maybe things could change enough to get back to a more normal school week,” Gould said. “We also know how important it is for the students to get back to school. We watched our children and grandchildren at the end of last year, and the struggles they had with remote learning, the lack of personal interaction with their beloved teachers and the impact it had on them.” School Committee Vice Chair Ryan Fisher noted a number of advantages to the hybrid reopening model, particularly putting students back in front of their teachers. “It makes remote learning better by providing that regular structure and support during the school week, and it gives parents the ability to opt for full remote learning if that works best for their family,” Fisher said. “It limits class sizes, improves social distancing and helps reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread far more than if we swung the doors open,” he said. “What it doesn't do is satisfy all scenarios. Some families believe the risk of Covid-19 spread is minor and their children desperately need an inperson education, five days per week,” he said. “Some are struggling financially in the pandemic and can’t work if their children are learning remotely. Parents and teachers who have been cautious about limiting their own exposure these last few months are worried about those who will be around them. Will they get sick or infect a loved one at risk? These concerns are valid and contradictory.” But Fisher said he believes the “hybrid” model will improve the level of education the school district is providing while also protecting staff and students who are vulnerable.          •   •   •         

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 More than 150 graduate from Saugus High School By Tara Vocino pproximately 155 students crossed the stage in a socially distant graduation ceremony at Stackpole Field on Saturday. The graduates sat far apart, picking up their diplomas from a table to reduce contact. —Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. The graduates stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. State Representative Donald Wong and Selectman Debra Panetta salute during the National Anthem. A National Honor Society President Jennifer Costa encouraged graduates to choose the side of history that they want to be on. Student Council President Jenna Linehan addressed the newest alumni – saying that they have quite a story to tell their grandchildren about graduating during a global pandemic. Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem said March 13 marked the end of an era, as the Class of 2020 is the last graduating class from the 1955 building. Each graduate invited two guests to cheer them on in the bleachers. Michelle Lee Barowski crosses the stage with her son, Josiah, 5 months. Karina Lynne Brown graduates with honors. Jaryd Dexter Coffill receives his diploma. Valedictorian Matthew Lanney plans to attend Merrimack College, in the honors program, to major in mechanical engineering and minor in music. He maintained a 4.49 grade point average. A close-up of the mask that faculty and students wore Jack William DeSimone gives the peace sign. Graduates wore masks as they crossed the stage. Ashley Diane Nelson graduated with honors. Honors student Jillian Marie Ricupero with her decorated cap Holding his open diploma – Salutatorian Ronald DiBiasio plans to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in engineering. He earned a 4.44 grade point average at Saugus High School. The moment they’re been waiting for – graduates switch their tassels from left to right. Honors graduate Andrew Aguilar was the fi rst student to receive his diploma. Approximately 155 seniors received their diplomas. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 13 Valedictorian Address – Matthew Lanney “If it’s one thing I will remember about this class, it will be our sense of unity.” Editor’s Note: The following is the text of the address delivered by Senior Class Valedictorian Matthew Lanney at Saugus High School’s 149th Commencement Exercises last Saturday [July 25] at Stackpole Field. G ood morning, ever ybody, First, I would like to thank the Saugus School Committee, Superintendent David DeRuosi and Saugus High School Administration for their efforts in these unprecedented times. Furthermore, I would like to thank the Saugus High School Faculty for dealing with us for the past four years; you each deserve an award. Finally, I would like to thank my family, and specifically Grampy, who left us in 2013, but taught me the “fighting spirit” and is the single greatest inspiration in my life to this day. Semper Fi, Oorah. With the thank yous out of the way, now I will turn to all of you sitting right in front of me, the Class of 2020. Congratulations, everyone! We actually made it! We have so much to be proud of! First, I am going to be absolutely upfront and honest – I had no clue what I was going to say when I sat down to write this thing. I thought to myself, “What even is a valedictory address even supposed to be about? I’ll answer that question: It’s a farewell address. But is it supposed to be five easy steps with pictures on how to be academically successful like a WikiHow page? What am I, THE VALEDICTORIAN’S VIEW: In his address Valedictorian Matthew Lanney told his fellow graduates that they’re “the most special class of students that ever graced the halls of Saugus High School” – succeeding in the end, despite obstacles. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Google? And I also thought, “I have to not be the relatively boring and plain guy I typically am.” Now I’m going to be completely truthful – this was the hardest assignment I have ever been assigned – to leave a lasting impact on everybody, you, the graduates who are here. As I started to build an idea for this speech back in February, things started to change in the world. I started hearing about this virus, and then all of a sudden, the country was at a standstill. As global events progressed, seeing everyone’s reactions, I knew exactly the direction I wanted to go with this. Initially, I began writing this speech in April, and then by June, I was editing this speech during downtime at work; and I finally had a speech I was ok with, so bear with me. I always knew that our class was special. There was something about “us” from the beginning, but I could never really figure it out. Was it our kindness and inclusiveness? Was it our sense of humor? We just always seemed to blend together in such a satisfying way, but I seriously could never figure out. Why? It never came clear to me. And then the pandemic hit. What started off as a minor inconvenience quickly became the decimator of something that is so precious, significant and important to every American high school student – our senior year. These memories were painfully and mercilessly ripped away from us, and it hurts. I personally never felt a pain quite like this one, losing the things I had been looking forward to for the past four years. It is still hurting, and it most likely will continue to hurt. However, we must look at this now from the other end – we are the most special class of students that ever graced the halls of Saugus High School. When we could have just given up because it was the end of our year anyway, we continued to press on in remote learning. We still participated in a virtual spirit week. We were all in contact with each other, offering forms of support in any possible way. What does that say about a group of people? We united. And after analyzing this, I can now pinpoint what it was that was so special about us – our unity. We have had a strong sense of unity since the start of high school. Freshman year, we united to win the Penny Wars, a diffi cult feat for any freshman class. Sophomore year, we united in the new “Sophomore House,” where we all had to adjust to a new organization of the school. Junior year, we united to take home best decorations at Color Day, another diffi cult task. As for senior year, we united to prevail in Color Day, and we united to win every category of Spirit Week, by a landslide. And when times got tougher than anyone could have ever predicted, we united once more, in a way that no class has ever done before. And fi nally, we united once again in the wake of social unrest and took the situation head-on. We stood in the face of uncertainty, and we conquered it. Did we have to sacrifice things? Yes, but with these sacrifi ces we have gained an improved sense of optimism and confi dence. And in the end, here we all are. We’re getting diplomas, are we not? I’m still standing here speaking, am I not? If it’s one thing I will remember about this class, it will be our sense of unity. We are most certainly, one class. In the words of President Theodore Roosevelt, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” We did exactly that. We adapted. And we succeeded in the end. This speaks volumes to what kind of adults we are becoming. The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Prayers and praise for SHS 2020 Here’s to the Saugus High School Class of 2020 whose 160 members made town history last Saturday (July 25) when they – under the protection of social distancing while wearing facial coverings – received their diplomas at Stackpole Field as the school observed its 149th commencement exercises. This was a special class that was bound together more tightly than any previous class in recent memory because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. From what I observed over these past four and a half months, it’s a class that’s been blessed with some of the town’s best and brightest young minds who persevered and showed great strength, determination and courage in overcoming adversity so they could enjoy a limited celebration and move on with their lives – many of them as future leaders in Saugus. I fi gured the best way to pay tribute to this group of graduates is to reach out to the School Committee and put the question to them: What makes this class special? I heard back from four of the fi ve members. School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge “If I had to sum up the class of 2020 with one word, it would have to be resilient! “The kids had the best part of their senior year torn away from them by a worldwide pandemic. No senior week, no senior BBQ, no luau, no prom and no chance to take that walk across the stage with the very classmates they have been with since elementary school. “But, instead of complaining and giving up, or having a drive-by graduation like other districts, this group decided to ride it out and wait to have their graduation in late July, creating a few new traditions along the way! That’s what being resilient is all about and that is what being a true Sachem is all about! I wish the class of 2020 the best of luck! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for this group of young leaders!” School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski “The SHS class of 2020 will go down in history as one of the most unique classes of graduates in history. They missed out on so many senior class experiences that every student looks forward to...but still received their diplomas on Saturday and are ready to face a whole new world of experiences that they have prepared for the last 12 years in school. Go out and conquer the world and let nothing stand in the way of your dreams…” School Committee Member Dennis Gould “Having the opportunity to meet many of the senior class and watching them at senior drive-in night and then at graduation, it was apparent to me that this class is diff erent and special. “They persevered after a very tough stop to their senior year, with the fun weeks that should have been ahead of them that would have been the most memorable with senior day, prom, etc. “The seniors showed true caring for each other at their graduation and every student’s speech was very mature and showed how they overcame the obstacles put in front of them. “Truly a special class!” School Committee Vice Chair Ryan Fisher “The Class of 2020 had every reason to throw in the SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14 We clearly demonstrated the ability to adapt to a situation and overcome it. You should be proud to someday answer the question “Hey, what year did you graduate?” with the answer “2020”. Now, Class of 2020, we must apply the lessons from the past four years we have learned about ourselves into our futures, and this lesson applies to each one of us. You will succeed. I got here. I’ve had this dream to be speaking to you right now since I started high school, and despite everything, every obstacle before the pandemic, I got here. Whatever your “here” is, you will get there. Know that when times get challenging, you have the ability to take control and conquer it. You will have done it before, in a situation unlike anything the world had ever seen. And for my classmates, they may be able to take our senior year, our activities and our time together, but no one can ever take away our new lessons and our newly formed identities. Remember who you are and what you learned about yourself during these times. They can take away anything, cancel everything, but one thing that will never be taken away – is Sachem Pride. Always be proud of what you have achieved and look forward to everything you will accomplish. I wish each and every one the best in your future endeavors. I love you, Class of 2020, and always remember, We Are One 2020.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 13 towel. They were robbed of their fi nal weeks together as a class, and all of the events they looked forward to for years were on the chopping block. They didn’t give up. I never heard a single complaint. They worked harder than anyone with us to build new traditions that I think every successive class will want to carry forward. They’ll never forget their senior year, and neither will we.” A “Super Shout-Out” for Bob Davis Eugene and Arlene Decareau nominated Bob Davis, the superintendent of World Series Park, as deserving of high praise and recognition for all the volunteer work he does for the town. The Decareaus passed on this note to express their appreciation and publicly thank Bob for his contributions: “He’s totally responsible for the ball park. If it weren’t for him, the park wouldn’t be there. He’s truly unique. He’s the most dedicated person we know. He’s there at the park every day. People either forget or don’t know how much work he does over there. He could use some volunteer help for all he does. And we hope that the community supports him in his fundraising eff orts as he tries to get lights installed to expand the use of the park.” A “Special ShoutOut” for the Walnut Street Cleanup Hats off to Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Ron Wallace for organizing that special work party two Saturdays ago (July 18) to clean up the Walnut Street area. Wallace actually credits Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano for helping to set it up. “It was planned at the last minute,” he wrote in a recent text message. Wallace sent me anothgus PD offi cers, Tim Fawcett & Kevin Nichols. Saugus DPW All Saugus residents who helped and anyone else I may have forgotten.” It’s always great to see townspeople come together on events like this. It’s also great that so many people will get up early on a Saturday morning to demonstrate by action that they take pride in the way their community looks. er text, to sum up the story behind the cleanup: “I had a Elm Street resident reach out to me several years ago about cleaning up the trash on Walnut Street. Just recently another resident on Sterling Avenue asked again so I knew this time I had to get right on it. My house abuts the Walnut Street Lynn Woods so I already pick up the trash that blows behind my house. “Ironically just days before the clean-up someone illegally dumped a load of construction debris at the end of my street adding to the workload. GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED? In this week’s edition, we continue a new feature where a local artist goes out and mingles with town folks and sketches them. Got an idea who this Saugus resident might be? If you do, email me at mvoge@comcast.net. I understand there might be a small prize if you identify the person sketched correctly. But you have to enter to win. Look for the winner or identifi cation in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) I reached out to Selectmen Cogliano and he was a great help setting it all up. Huge thank you to all that helped on a very hot Saturday including State Rep Wong, Selectman Cogliano, Selectman Riley, Selectman Panetta, Town Meeting Member Chris Riley, Retired SauWant 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 the 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 photo. “Guess Who Got Sketched?” last week’s answer A friend who reads the paper emailed me two answers for SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 15 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 14 the July 17 sketch. Both were wrong. In one, he suggested Bob Long. In the other, he suggested Kevin Nichols. The correct answer, as provided by The Sketch Artist, is Army Veteran Joe Johnson. For folks who don’t know Joe, here’s a brief bio: Retired Financial Rep for MetLife, Pastoral Council, Youth & Choir, Facilitator of RCIA and Saugus Catholic Collaborative, 20-plus years as a Saugus Substitute Teacher. He walks side by side 46+ years with loving wife Gloria and three children. The sketch artist says her mission is “to shine a light on the good people out there.” Al DiNardo leaving town government About the biggest buzz on social media recently was the news that longtime Saugus Town Meeting Member Al DiNardo of Precinct 4 will be leaving soon. As one of the most veteran and vocal people on the 50-member body since being elected in 1989, DiNardo has weighed in on a host of town issues over the years. So, at least among the town’s registered voters and the people who follow town government avidly, he should be a household name. DiNardo plans to move to Plymouth in the fall, though he said he would maintain his home here. At last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting, several selectmen publicly thanked DiNardo for his four decades of public service to the town. “He will surely be missed,” veteran Selectman Debra Panetta said, noting his longtime involvement in public service and community events. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini called DiNardo “a true gentleman and inspiration for younger people looking up on how to give back to your community.” Taking back some of the junk Roller World, Inc. Owner Jerry Breen reported another UHaul truck sighting on Monday on the rear of his property at 425 R Broadway (Route 1 South) in Saugus. This time, though, the U-Haul came to retrieve two couches that were illegally dumped on his property back on July 14. Breen said he was happy for the mini-cleanup and credited Saugus Police Offi cer Carmine Cicolini for initiating the trip. “I was happy about it, but they left the cushions in the water behind my property. That’s an environmental violation that needs to be corrected,” Breen said. Meanwhile, Breen says he’s still waiting for somebody to pick up the 57 bags that say “Rocky’s Ace Hardware” on them which were dumped by a gray Mitsubishi in three separate trips, apparently hauling construction debris from a local construction site. “That person needs to come back and clean up their mess before the police – or I – catch up to them,” he said. Is the end near for the Saugus Sachem? This week’s vote by the Winchester School Committee to eliminate the Sachem mascot and logo has spurred more discussion locally as to whether it’s time for Saugus Public Schools to get rid of its own Sachem logo and nickname. There was one sign at last Saturday’s Saugus High School graduation at Stackpole Field: missing from a red and white face covering made for the Saugus High Class of 2020 was the familiar Sachem logo, which features a Native American wearing a headdress. The word “Sachem” didn’t appear on the face covering either. “Sachem pride” runs deep in Saugus, to the point where the log etched into the Route 1 side of the new Saugus Middle-High School is very visible to northbound traffi c passing by the Main Street exit ramp. But given the national trend toward eliminating Native American nicknames and mascots, will the Saugus Sachem survive? Not without a fi erce fi ght being waged by a growing group of people from here to other parts of the country who are united on a mission to end the use of Native American names and logos to promote sports teams. Stay tuned. From the desk of the town clerk Town Clerk Ellen J. Schena has a couple of announcements she wants to brief Saugus residents about. First, the Town Clerk’s Offi ce has postponed the late fee for Dog Licenses to September 1, 2020. “Please license your dog by mail until the Town Hall reopens to the public. A copy of the Dog Application can be found on the Town’s website,” Ellen wrote in an email to us this week. Secondly, The Town Clerk’s Office seeks help from high school students to work as election workers for the Sept. 1 and Nov. 3 Elections. “Students must be 16 years old and older,” Ellen says. “Many diff erent time shifts. The position pays $12.00 an hour or can be used towards community service. Please contact the Clerk’s offi ce as soon as possible.” This sounds like a great opportunity for retired people who want to do something interesting while earning a little pocket money. And what a great learning experience as well as a potential income source for high school students who are at least 16 years old. Changes to Grab and Go food program The Saugus Council on Aging has announced some changes to the Grab and Go Fresh Fruits and Vegetables program. “Every Tuesday morning, for the remainder of the summer, there will be individual boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables available at the Senior Center for our senior residents to grab and go,” according to the Council’s Administrative Assistant, Laurie Davis. “Due to the limitation, any senior interested in picking up a box is required to register by calling the Saugus Senior Center at 781-231-4178, MondayFriday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon,” she said. People interested in the program must talk to a staff member, must be a Saugus resident and must register, Davis said. “Please do not leave your name and number on our answering machine, this will not be considered as a registration,” she said. “Thank you to the organizations that made this possible: USA Farmers, USDA, and Costa Fruit & Produce Company.” Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over the Coronavirus. But they have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. “For the protection of our volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact & crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing pre-bagged groceries,” says Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, who also oversees the operation of the all-volunteer food pantry. “We understand clients may receive items they don’t want or need, but feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short term or onetime assistance are encouraged to come.” The food pantry is in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Food help for veterans This just in from Saugus Veteran Services Officer Jay Pinette: “We want to share a couple of opportunities with you for food assistance that are being off ered to Veterans and/or their surviving spouses. First, the Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus Veterans’ Services Offi ces partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to provide food to Veterans and their surviving spouses on the third Wednesday of each month. The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently off ering a contact-free, drive-thru food pantry at Memorial Hall on Main Street in Melrose. If you are unable to pick-up, some limited deliveries may be available. This off ering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Offi ce at 781231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library All programs and events scheduled at the Saugus Public Library are cancelled until further notice. Anyone who has books to return to the library gets a pass during the time the library is closed, according to Library Director Alan Thibeault. Meanwhile, the library has a series of virtual programs that can be viewed each week on Zoom: The (virtual) Yoga Experience: Join us each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 45-minute slow fl ow class opens with a brief meditation, followed by a gentle warmup, some core strengthening, standing postures, and flexibility poses. Each session winds down with deep relaxation. This event will be held via Zoom. You can participate from your personal computer, mobile device or smart TV. For best results, download the Zoom app to your device. Registration is required and you must register separately for each weekly session. To register, please send an email to sau@noblenet.org and type the word YOGA into the subject line. You will receive an email within a few days containing a link for the event. Please register before noon on the day of the event. Spaces are limited. Lisa Poto is a registered yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She graduated from Barre & Soul’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program. “Yoga is my passion, and has been transforming in my life. I believe that yoga is for everybody. It is your own personal exploration and journey.” Virtual Music & Mother Goose: every Thursday at 10:30 am.; registration required; e-mail melton@noblenet.org to register; recommended for children ages one to four years. Join us for SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16 1. On July 31, 1790, the first-ever U.S. patent was given to Samuel Hopkins for “the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process”; how was potash used in cleaning? 2. What NFL team plays its home games in New York state? 3. On Aug. 1, 1936, what French-Algerian fashion designer was born? 4. What was used to identify hurricanes before 1953, when female names were given? 5. What did John Bibb of Frankfort, Ky., develop that was first called “limestone”? 6. On Aug. 2, 1945, the Potsdam Conference ended; it took place in Germany after the war; what three well-known leaders of countries took part? 7. What is Huckleberry Hound’s favorite song? 8. Who painted “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” which was thought the best painting in 1882 at Paris’s Seventh Impressionist Exhibition? 9. On Aug. 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus became the fi rst sub to travel under what? 10. The movie “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” was released in what decade? 11. On Aug. 4, 1977, what U.S. president signed an Act creating the U.S. Department of Energy? 12. The 1960s song “I Wanna Be Your Man” was recorded by what two well-known groups? 13. What “Fort” in Texas has never been a fort? 14. On Aug. 5, 1888, in what country was world’s fi rst long distance car journey – in Karl Benz’s Model 3 by his wife, Bertha, and their two sons? 15. What Hall of Fame has an Inductees Category called Early Infl uences? 16. What is known as The Silver State? 17. What island nicknamed “The Rock” has the West Coast’s oldest operating lighthouse? 18. Who created the detective Auguste C. Dupin in the early mystery story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”? 19. On Aug. 6, 1926, American Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim what? 20. Is pétanque the name of a French Polynesian bird or a game like bocce? ANSWERS 1. To make soap 2. The Buff alo Bills (The Giants and Jets play their home games in New Jersey.) 3. Yves Saint Laurent 4. Longitude and Latitude numbers 5. Bibb lettuce 6. Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman 7. “Clementine” 8. Pierre Auguste Renoir 9. The North Pole 10. The 1960s (1963) 11. Jimmy Carter 12. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones 13. Fort Worth 14. Germany (now called the Bertha Benz Memorial Route, between Mannheim and the Black Forest) 15. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio 16. Nevada 17. Alcatraz 18. Edgar Allan Poe 19. The English Channel 20. A game like bocce

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 15 music & rhymes, dancing & skipping, shaking & marching! Virtual Meditation: Join us online for meditation on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. This is a free program, held via Zoom, but registration is required. Please email sau@noblenet.org to register. Type the word MEDITATION in the subject line. You will receive an email with the log-in information. You can participate from your personal computer, mobile device or smart TV. For best results, download the Zoom app to your device. The session will be led by Crayola Tidd, a certifi ed mindfulness meditation teacher. Tidd led a meditation class at the library last February, and we are very pleased to welcome her back, although in virtual form! If anyone in town has any ideas they want to bounce off Library Director Thibeault, you can call him by phone at 781231-4168 x3122 or email him at athibeault@noblenet.org. Murder at Breakheart Laura Eisener wanted us to know about this interesting, upcoming program set for the fall, providing social distancing is no longer an obstacle: “Since the May meeting of the Saugus Historical Society had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, the program planned has been rescheduled to Sept. 9. Doug Heath and Alison Simcox have agreed to speak about their upcoming book which gives new details about the murder at Breakheart in the early 20th century. It will be the fi rst program in the newly enlarged Saugus Historical Society building since the SCTV moved in and began broad~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Essex Probate and Family Court 36 Federal Street Salem, MA 01970 (978) 744-1020 Docket No. ES20P1629EA Estate of: Michael Venti, Jr. Date of Death: 06/10/2020 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative     Janet Venti of Saugus, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Janet Venti of Saugus, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object             a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 08/31/2020. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you                                thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in          inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: July 20, 2020 PAMELA A. CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE July 31, 2020 casting from this site. All Saugus residents, whether or not members of the Saugus Historical Society, are welcome free of charge.” For more details, contact Laura at 781-231-5988. Buy a brick to honor your vets 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 in honor of someone in your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines), $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (fi ve lines) and $500 (fi ve lines) for a corporate brick. 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. 30 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Frank Manning at 781-929-9723 for more information and applications. Helping the Vets During these challenging times, your local Veterans’ Service Offi cers (VSOs) would like to share some information on a benefi t program that is available to those who qualify. If you are a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a VeterUSS | FROM PAGE 9 included some livestock during the return voyage. The Constitution arrived in Norfolk on July 31, 1838, and Elliot was later suspended for transporting livestock on a naval ship. The ship next became a member of the Pacifi c Squadron under the command of Captain Daniel Turner, beginning her next voyage on March 1, 1839, patrolling South America, often spending months at various posts, such as Valparaiso, to the delight of the crew – able to amuse themselves on the beaches and taverns in each community visited. Upon her return visit to the East Coast, the ship stopped in Rio De Janeiro, where Emperor Pedro II of Brazil visited on board. Upon returning to Norfolk, she was recommissioned under the command of Foxhall Alexander Parker for duty with the Home Squadron. After reconstruction the ship sailed on May 29, 1844, carrying Ambassador Henry A. Wise an, the “Chapter 115 Benefi ts Program” is a Massachusetts state initiative that provides fi nancial aid for Veterans and/ or their surviving spouses who reside in Massachusetts and meet certain income and asset guidelines. Benefits may include monthly ordinary benefits and/or payment/reimbursement for medical expenses. Whether laid off, in transition or living on a fi xed income, the program is designed to provide short-term or longterm assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department Veterans’ Services (DVS), which runs the program in partnership with local VSOs. Every town or district in Massachusetts has a VSO. VSOs assist Veterans and their dependents in learning about, applying for and receiving Chapter 115 benefi ts. VSOs can also help you in applying for other benefits and connecting with local resources. Your local VSO handles applications, obtains program approval from DVS and provides local benefi ts. The program is funded by a combination of state and local funds. DVS pays for 75 percent and your city or town pays for 25 percent of the approved benefi ts. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: • Family of one – monthly income less than $2,081 and an asset limit of $5,000 • Family of two – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9.800 and his family to Brazil. The ship then sailed to Madagascar, Mozambique and Zanzibar, fi nally reaching Sumatra on January 1, 1845. Many of the crew suffered illness, dysentery and fevers, and several died. Captain John Percival decided to set sail for Singapore. After medical attention was completed for the crew, the ship set sail for Turon, Cochinchina, which is the present day Da Nang, Vietnam. Percival became aware that a French missionary, Dominique Lefebvre, was kept in jail under sentence of death. He sent a squad of Marines ashore to demand the return of Lefebvre, and when the demand was ignored Percival took three local leaders hostage and captured three junks. The locals stopped the food supply to the Constitution, and when Percival realized that the release of Lefebvre was not to be, the Constitution set sail for Canton, China. The ship spent six weeks in Canton, and while Percival made diplomatic visits, the crew suff ered dysentery because of the poor To determine if you may be eligible for fi nancial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following website and follow the instructions: https://massvetben.org/ or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefi ts and local benefi ts and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service–connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? “Please contact your local Veterans’ Service Officer for more information on any of the services mentioned. We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke, 781979-4186, kburke@cityofmelrose.org. Wakefield: David Mangan, 781-246-6377, dmangan@ wakefi eld.ma.us. Saugus: Jay Pinette, 781231-4010, jpinette@saugusma.gov. Recyclers won’t touch contaminated bins/barrels Due to increasing contamination rates in curbside recycling, JRM will not collect any bin/barrel with contamination, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Offi ce. Bins should contain aluminum/steel cans, food and SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17 drinking water, which resulted in three more deaths among the crew. The ship arrived in Manila in September, then sailed for the Hawaiian Islands. Upon arrival in Honolulu, Percival was told that the ship was to sail for Mexico as the fl eet was preparing for war after the Texas annexation. She harbored in Mazatlan for three months. The Constitution fi nally set sail for home on April 22, 1846, rounding Cape Horn on the Fourth of July. Upon arrival in Rio De Janeiro, Percival was informed that the Mexican War had begun. She arrived back to Boston on September 27 and was mothballed in October. The next installment will feature the travels of the Constitution to the Mediterranean and African squadrons, the Civil War, the Paris Exposition of 1878 and becoming a museum. The history of the Constitution marks the remarkable application of a ship of the fl eet, an honored part of the U.S. Navy.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 Page 17 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 beverage cartons, bottles and jars, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines and cardboard and kitchen, laundry and bath plastic containers. Please empty and rinse containers. Please remember: no plastic wrap or bags, clothing, hoses, Styrofoam, rigid plastic, toys, electronics, metal pans or glass dishes. These items would cause your bin/barrel to be rejected. Please contact Solid Waste/ Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. For JRM Customer Service, please call 1-800-323-4285. “Compost/Recycling Site Update 7/20/2020” “The compost/recycling site which is located behind the DPW, 515 Main Street, is now open to all residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. At this time there are no appointments or stickers required to access this site. Thank you.” 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 four years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interObituaries Hazel (Dulong) Hartigan O f Saugus, formerly of Malden, age 90, died on Monday, July 20 at Melrose-Wakefi eld Hospital. She was the wife of the late James H. Hartigan. Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Jeanette (Landry) Dulong. Hazel enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a member of St. Margaret’s Parish and an active member in their prayer group. Mrs. Hartigan is survived by her daughters, Corinne Garchinsky of Lynn and Nancy Cass and her husband Robert of Wrentham; four grandchildren, Jared and his fiancé Jamie, Jonathan and his wife Ashley, Kristen and her husband Joe, Lauren and her partner Lindsey and one great-granddaughter, Francesca; her brother, E. Frank Dulong of VA and her sister, Anna O’Brien of Braintree. She is preceded by her daughter Janet Burke, son in law Mark Garchinsky and her brother George A. Dulong. In lieu of fl owers, donations in her name can be made in her memory to the Veterans Memorial School, Special Needs Program, 39 Hurd Ave., Saugus, MA, 01906. Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 BUYER1 BUYER2 Marvel, Brian Marvel, Janice M SELLER1 SELLER2 Mary Sue Strautin RET Strautin, Mary S ADDRESS 93 Saville St ested 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 15to 20-minute interview while practicing social distancing outside a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coff ee. Or, if you prefer to be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation copes with the Coronavirus crisis. Frank’s House Painting 781-289-0698 “PROPER PREP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE” - F. FERRERA • Exterior FREE ESTIMATES --- FULLY INSURED • Interior • Ceiling Dr. • Paper Removal • Power Wash • Carpentry ~ HELP WANTED ~ Construction Help Wanted Seeking Full-Time Laborers Basic construction knowledge, MA Drivers License with clean driving record a must. EVERETT ALUMINUM Call Steve at: (617) 389-3839 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770      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. CITY Saugus DATE 08.07.2020 PRICE $459 000,00                                                                                         Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma

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Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 31, 2020 # 1       “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service”       View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck..........$570,000 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna...... $394,900 SAUGUS ~ Birch Pond Estates. 3 bed, 3 bath split, Vaulted ceilings, finished walkout lower level, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, sprinkler system, manicured grounds.................... $729,000 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 SAUGUS ~ Oversized split entry, stainless appliances, granite counters, great location, large 3 season sun room. in-law apartment... $644,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER UNDER CONTRACTCONTRACT

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