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Page 2 Facebook.com/ Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 ELECTION 2020 | from page 1 advocate.news.ma Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net Town Clerk Ellen J. Schena said in an interview yesterday. “The early voting ballots total was over 3,130,” she said, noting that mail-in ballots accounted for most of that total. Records compiled by the Town Clerk’s Office show that 6,499 of the town’s 19,497 registered voters – a third – cast ballots in an election that generated the largest town turnout in many years. “I think all of the election workers – especially the wardens and clerks – did a great job,” Schena said. 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Schena said in an interview last week that she didn’t know what to expect as far as an overall voter turnout for a primary election that usually doesn’t draw too many voters, but Schena said she believed a better than average turnout would reflect the success of mail-in voting. State election officials say more than 1.5 million citizens across Massachusetts voted in Tuesday’s primary – about two-thirds of them casting early mail-in ballots. Essentially, many of the voters were motivated to use the mail-in ballots out of concerns over contracting the Coronavirus. But state Rep. Donald Wong, R-Saugus, who isn’t facing any ballot opposition in his bid to get reelected to a sixth two-year term for the Ninth Essex House District seat, said he believes that voters should go to the polls to vote rather than depending on mail-in ballots. “Early voting helped to build up the turnout tremendously,” Wong said. “But some communities had a lot of ballots discarded because they didn’t fill them out correctly. Going to the polls to vote is better because you can get things corrected if you make a mistake on the ballot. Even if you vote by mail-in, you can still go to the polls to make sure your vote was counted correctly,” he said. The mail may not be that reliable either, according to Wong, who said he noticed that mail-in ballots were still being collected in Wakefield on the day of the primary. Here are the highlights of Tuesday’s voting in Saugus: • In the race that captured the most attention in the town’s 10 precincts, voters backed U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III by a slight margin of 2,389 to 2,319 over U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, the incumbent Democrat. That differed considerably from the statewide trend where voters supported Markey over Kennedy by about 55 percent – a comfortable 10 point spread. • On the Republican side of that U.S. Senate race, Saugus voters favored Dover Attorney Kevin J. O’Connor, 970 to 680 (a 59 percent margin of victory), over Shiva Ayyadurai, a Belmont scientist and inventor. That was more consistent with the rest of the state, where O’Connor drew 60 percent of Republican voters. Markey will face O’Connor in the Nov. 3 general election. • In the Democratic primary for the Sixth Congressional District seat, incumbent Rep. Seth Moulton of Salem defeated his two challengers from Topsfield handily, 3,526 to 647 (Jamie M. Belsito) to 323 (Angus G. McQuilken). Moulton won by 78 percent throughout his district. He faces Billerica Republican John Paul Moran in November. Moran won his party’s spot on the ballot without opposition. • In a Democratic primary of interest to Saugus voters in just two precincts (3 and 10), Revere Councillorat-Large Jessica Ann Giannino beat Joseph Gravellese, a former aide to Mayor Brian Arrigo, 519 to 275 – in the race to replace retiring state Rep. RoseLee Vincent, D-Revere. Giannino dominated Gravellese by 61 percent in Revere’s 12 precincts and by 57 percent in Chelsea’s four precincts. With no Republicans on the November ballot, Giannino is expected to be the next state representative in the Sixteenth Suffolk House District. • Saugus Democrats favored incumbent Terrence W. Kennedy, 2,918 to 1,328, over Helina Fontes of Lynn in the Sixth District Governor’s Council race. Kennedy faces no Republican opposition in the November election. This week on Saugus TV Sunday, Sept. 6 from 9 p.m.–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, Sept. 7 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8 – Cliftondale Church Service from Aug. 30. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from Sept. 1. Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from Aug. 20. Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Friday Night Frights” (scary movies). Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 22 (Public, Governmental and Educational). For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may change without notice***

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 3 Giannino wins Democratic State Rep. primary By Adam Swift C ouncillor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino cruised to victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary to replace RoseLee Vincent as the state representative in the 16th Suffolk District. Giannino outpaced Joe Gravellese, a former aide to Mayor Brian Arrigo, by about a 60-40 margin across the district, which comprises a large chunk of Revere and portions of Chelsea and Saugus. On the Republican side of the ballot, Philip Russo mounted a write-in campaign for the representative seat. Write-in votes were being hand-counted across the district to see if he garnered the 150 necessary to appear on the November general election ballot. Unofficial results on primaUNITED 2035 | from page 1 18-month mission to update the plan with a “Kick-Off Visioning Forum” for the project called “Saugus United 2035” on Sept. 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Town’s project consultant, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC), will assist the Town in conducting the online forum via Zoom videoconferencing. Registration is required and more information on how to participate can be found at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J9RJ-d6mTeyRCLzX9-Otqg. “It’s something many of us talked about during the campaign,” Selectman Debra Panetta said at Tuesday (Sept. 1) night’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. “There are so many different ideas out there, and this is the place to voice these opinions,” she said. Updating the Town’s Master Plan was a cornerstone campaign issue for the board’s Vice Chair, Corinne Riley, and was one that was embraced by each of the board members last year. During a Special Town Meeting a year ago, the 50-member ry night showed Giannino defeating Gravellese 3,093 to 2,017. Across the district, AP results showed Giannino prevailing 3,770 to 2,396. “I don’t have words for how grateful I am and how truly overwhelmed by the amount of support and kindness people have shown myself and my family over the past few months,” said Giannino during an interview on RevereTV late on election night. “For years, the 16th Suffolk District has been represented by strong women who knew how to get things done,” Giannino said. “They have been in leadership at the State House and given a new generation of elected officials a lot to live up to.” Gravellese said he spoke to both Giannino and Vincent body approved a $150,000 appropriation from free cash to fund Article 5 for the upgrading and completion of a townwide Master Plan – something last done in 1988. “At this forum, we will discuss where we are as a community, where we want to go and how we’re going to get there,” Crabtree said. “Over the next year and a half, we’ll define a vision, goals and recommendations to guide Saugus over the next 15 years,” he said. “When completed, Saugus United 2035 will aid the town in protecting environmental resources, setting priorities for developing, maintaining infrastructure and public facilities, creating a framework for future land use policy decisions, promoting open democratic planning and providing guidance to land owners, developers and permitting authorities.” After the event, there will be an online open house where Saugus residents and officials will be able to provide feedback through the end of October, according to a statement issued recently by the Town Manager’s Office. Revere Election Commissioner Diane Colella tallies votes on election night at City Hall. after the votes came in to let them know he’s ready to help on shared policy interests with them. “I’m incredibly grateful Looking ahead 15 years The Master Plan will build upon the community’s vision and recent planning studies to propose strategies and recommend implementation actions to guide the Town in investing in its future and working toward its goals for 2035. “The town-wide plan will work to include goals and policies for that 2,200 people voted for me,” said Gravellese. “When I got into the race, I didn’t think that that many people would vote.” Election Commissioner Diane Colella said over 6,000 of Revere’s 29,218 voters took advantage of mail-in ballots, absentee ballots, or early voting. Colella said that even with the large number of early ballots, the polls were still busy throughout the day on Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, election night had a different feel on Tuesday night, as few candidates were spotted at City Hall, and the election staff took over the City Council Chambers to check in the ballot boxes. Still, election workers began taping the familiar vote tally strips to what stakeholders want to see happen with land use, housing, economic development, natural/cultural resources, open space, recreation and transportation,” Crabtree said. Crabtree stressed the importance of the Town pursuing smart growth in order to sustain a full-service community and balance the impact of dethe wall outside the Chambers shortly after 8 p.m., and all the precincts were accounted for by 9:30 p.m. In other contested races, Terrence Kennedy outpaced challenger Helina Fontes, 4,225 to 2,142, in Revere in the Democratic Governor’s Council race, and Felix Arroyo got 5,226 votes to 1,120 for Kerby Roberson in the Democratic Clerk of Probate primary. Senator Ed Markey turned back a challenge from Representative Joseph Kennedy III statewide, but Kennedy was the choice of Revere voters by a small margin, 3,667 to 3,583. Revere voters followed the state lead in the Republican Senate primary, with Kevin O’Connor taking 838 votes to Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s 614. velopment while taking into account strategies to manage future growth in development, protect environmental resources, set priorities for developing/ maintaining infrastructure, create a framework for future policy decisions and provide guidance to landowners and develUNITED 2035 | SEE PAGE 10 Honoring the invaluable contributions of workers to our community and our country.

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 The Coronavirus count State reports 21 new confirmed Saugus COVID-19 cases; town remains at “moderate risk” with state’s 16th By Mark E. Vogler W ith 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported over the past week, Saugus continued to be one of the state’s “moderate risk” communities, according to staSABATINO 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 highest rate over the last 14 days tistics released on Wednesday (Sept. 2) by the state Department of Public Health (DPH). This marked the second consecutive week for the town being shaded in yellow on a state map used to measure the metrics of the incidence of the Coronavirus in all communities across the state. That’s the color code for communities with a daily average of 4 or more, but fewer than 8 cases per 100,000. The town had a daily incidence rate of 6.3 new cases per 100,000 over the period of August 16 through 29, according to the latest DPH figures. This follows two consecutive weeks last month when Saugus was among a handful of communities on a state map marked in red – the designation for a http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only “high risk” community, for logging a minimum of 8 cases per 100,000 population over a 14day reporting period. But with a recent reduction in the rate of residents testing positive for the Coronavirus, Saugus has fallen into a lower risk category, with the 16th highest rate in the state. Only Chelsea (29.4), Westhampton (21.0), Revere (20.9), Everett (15.9), Lawrence (14.9), Lynn (12.1), Framingham (10.9), Winthrop (8.3), Swansea (7.6), Boston (7.4), Sutton (7.2), Brockton (7.0), Norwood (6.6), Clinton (6.6) and Hudson (6.5) had higher rates over the most recent time span. Meanwhile, the 21 new confirmed cases in Saugus over the past week raised the total to 659 confirmed cases. The town’s death total remained at 40 – more than two thirds of them residents in the two local nursing homes. Saugus has ranked among the top 25 in confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 for most weeks since the town’s first resident tested positive for the virus on March 19. The DPH website (https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ stop-the-spread?rgja#saugus) includes a measurement which focuses on test results over the past 14 days up until Wednesday. Those recent statistics showed 9,862 Saugus residents have been tested for the virus so far – including 1,550 over the past 14 days. Of those tested, there were 34 confirmed cases of the virus for a positivity rate of 2.19 percent during that time. That is more than twice the average state positivity rate of 1.07 percent. The town’s positivity rate last week was 2.63 percent compared to the state average of 1.3 percent. As of Wednesday, DPH officials reported 9,060 deaths statewide linked to COVID-19. Of those, 1,241 have been reported in Essex County. There were 119,426 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported statewide – including 18,125 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 soon after it began tracking the cases in March. 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 going to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at https://www.mass.gov/ info-details/covid-19-responsereporting, then click onto COVID-19 cases by city/town. Here’s how nine area communities compare to Saugus: Lynn: 4,507 cases, 259 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 5.00 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 12.1, sixth highest in the state. Revere: 2,354 cases, 228 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 5.75 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 20.9, third highest in the state. Everett: 2,083 cases, 120 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 4.93 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 15.9, fourth highest in the state. Malden: 1,415 cases, 68 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.97 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 5.5. Peabody: 1,147 cases, 54 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.95 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 in the last 14 days – 5.1. Saugus: 659 cases, 34 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.19 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 6.3, 16th highest in the state. Wakefield: 344 cases, 4 total positive tests in the last 14 days, .31 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 1.1. Melrose: 298 cases, 9 positive tests in the last 14 days, .50 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 1.2. Reading: 323 cases, 14 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.02 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 2.9. Lynnfield: 115 cases, 7 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.00 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 4.3. CORONAVIRUS | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 5 Hopalong Cassady By Th e Old Sachem, Bill Stewart T his not about the movies and television and Hopalong Cassidy. I’m clueing you in to an outstanding football player of the 1950s who most of you readers have never heard of. But that doesn’t lessen his capabilities. Howard Albert “Hopalong” Cassady was born March 2, 1934 (seven months before me), in Hendrysburg, Ohio, and died September 20, 2019, at the age of 85, in Tampa, Florida. He became famous in the Columbus area as a halfback in the Central High School in Columbus, Ohio, moved on to Ohio State University, where he won the Heisman Trophy as an All-American, and gravitated to the National Football League as a fi rst-round pick in 1956. During his time at Ohio State from 1952 to 1955, he was both a running back and a defensive halfback. Cassady scored 37 touchdowns in 36 games for the Buckeyes during his four years. The Columbus sportswriters labelled him as “Hopalong” after seeing him in his fi rst game, where they described him as he “hopped all over the fi eld like a performing cowboy.” As a defender no complete passes were caught against him during his fouryear, University days. He was twice selected as a consensus All-American (54 & 55); the Buckeyes had an undefeated season and were labelled as the consensus national champion. He fi nished third behind Alan Ameche of Wisconsin in 1954 and won the Heisman in 1955, won the Maxwell Award, and was named Associated Bill Stewart The Old Sachem Press Athlete of the Year. He held many records at his time at Ohio – the career rushing record of 2,466 yards, career allpurpose yards of 4,403, and the scoring record of 222 points – all of which were exceeded in subsequent years. As a college baseball player, he led the team in home runs in 1955 and stolen bases in the spring of 1956. Cassady was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1979 and also the Ohio State Athletics and the Columbus (Ohio) Baseball Hall of Fame. Cassady played nine seasons in the National Football League, seven for the Detroit Lions who drafted him in the fi rst round as the seventh pick, then one year each for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles. Hopalong played both running back and receiver in his NFL career. Cassady caught a touchdown pass as the Lions routed the Cleveland Browns in the 1957 NFL title game. His NFL statistics were 1,229 yards rushing, averaging 3.9 yards per carry, scoring six touchdowns rushing, and his career totals as a receiver were Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 dine drink gather enjo y BREAKAWAY OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES Thursday, Sept. 3 & Friday, September 4 at 9 PM FORTUNE A VIRTUAL WALK OF HOPE FOR ALS The Walk of Hope for ALS will be 19TH ANNUAL ALS Hope Walk for VIRTUAL of held virtually this year on SEPTEMBER 12TH SATURDAY 2020 11:00am Walk from anywhere! Register as an individual walker or create a team, gather your family and friends, practice social distancing, and join us virtually as we walk to raise funds for ALS research! We can’t walk together this year, but we can walk for ALS research! The Angel Fund for ALS Research 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 Register today at www.theangelfund.org Call 781-245-7070 for more information Angel Fund for The RESEARCH A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES Saturday, September 12 at 9 PM TANGERINE Pizza “2 for Tuesday” Indulge in our Pizza "2 for Tuesday" every Tuesdays at Breakaway. A deal that you can't resist! You have the option to dine in or pick up! To learn more, call us at 978-774-7270. 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES Saturday, September 5 at 9 PM WILDFIRE Friday, September 11 at 9 PM 18 touchdowns, caught 111 passes and gained 1,601 yards. After football he started a business that manufactured concrete pipe. He left that business to become a scout for the New York Yankees and a coach for the Columbus Clippers, an affi liate of the Yankees. He was well respected throughout both football and baseball as a complete player and a star wherever he went.

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 A life-saving couch move on Route 1 A woman driver credits state trooper with heroic action in removing a dangerous road hazard that could have killed her By Tara Vocino A Scituate woman hails a state trooper as a hero, claiming he saved her life by removing a couch from the roadway of Route 1 North – seconds before she would have crashed into it. Marie Fricker recalled driving in the left lane on Route 1, when, suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, she saw blue lights from a police cruiser acAUTOTECH 1989 SINCE CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2012 KIA SOUL One Owner, Most Power Options, 101K Miles, Warranty, Runs & Looks Great! FUN IN THE SUN 2013 CADILLAC CTS Black/Black, All Wheel Drive, Every Loaded with Conceivable Option, Excellent Condition, Warranty, 130K Miles. RIDE IN STYLE! $6,500 $8,995 Easy Financing Available! 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. AT THE MIKE: Marie Fricker is interviewed by Boston FOX25 News in front of the Revere State Police barracks last week. She publicly thanked a state trooper for saving her life while driving down Route 1 and nearly colliding with a couch. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) tivated near the entrance ramp to the far right. The car then put on its siren and crossed over the two lanes to her right in front of oncoming motorists and then came to a dead stop directly in front of her in the lane. “I had to jam on my breaks with my heart beating wildly while everything on my front seat went fl ying onto the fl oor,” Fricker said. “The offi cer then got out of his vehicle, walked ahead a few feet, and picked up a white couch that was lying in the left lane.” S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 The Savings Bank President Bob DiBella, left, recently presented a donation to Eugene Nigro, right, a founding director of The Angel Fund for ALS Research, as a sponsor of the 19th Annual Walk of Hope for ALS. The Wakefield-based organization supports amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Although the Annual Walk of Hope for ALS is traditionally held in Wakefield, this year it will be a virtual walk on Saturday, Sept. 12. Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping COOL-HEADED AND CONFIDENT: Trooper Pasquale Zollo, of the Revere State Police Barracks, says he was just doing his job when he drove in front of Mary Fricker’s car to block her from hitting a couch in the outer lane of Route 1 North last week. Fricker said she definitely would have hit it if he hadn’t removed it. He stopped the other three lanes of traffi c while he carried the couch across Route 1 and dumped it over the guardrail. Trooper Pasquale Zollo, of the Revere barracks, said his cruiser stopped about a foot from the couch, and that Fricker was directly behind him, by a half of a car length. For him, it isn’t so much about recognition, but just another day on-the-job to protect and serve. “Road obstructions and debris on the roadways are constantly happening,” Zollo explained. “I feel honored and shocked, especially because myself and all the other troopers in the state deal with these types of calls on a daily occasion.” Fricker called Zollo her “angel in blue” during the fi ve-minute incident. She identifi es herself as a Catholic. But she never really had any angelic experiences like this one. “He was just there when I needed him out of nowhere,” she said. “It could have caused a multi-car crash, and I or someone else could have been killed.” Zollo felt like the situation was dangerous, but he put her and other drivers’ lives above his own. “Being in the left travel lane around a bend in the road during a peak travel time made it more dangerous,” Zollo said. “But I am confident with my driving skills, so I did not think a crash was going to happen.” —Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@ gmail.com. The Savings Bank supports Angel Fund’s Walk of Hope

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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Saugus gardens in the pandemic Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener I hate to say it, but at this time of year there are already appearing some signs of fall – the patter of acorns dropping on the roof and their crunch under the tires on my driveway, a few yellow leaves on the tulip tree and many red ones on red maples in the swamps. The cardinals are developing their reddest plumage and a few birds are already heading southward. At the same time, we are being treated to some of the most exuberant flowers in the garden to remind us that summer is definitely not over. We all know what sunflowers are, right? Their big heads of flowers surrounded by golden (or sometimes red or orange) rays look like the sun. To many people sunflowers are symbolic of sunshine, late summer and gardens, and their images appear on dishes, household linens, T-shirts, door wreaths and more. Florists sell bouquets of sunflowers by the bucket, and even supermarkets carry them in the floral department. There are actually about 70 different species, some perennial and some annual, in the sunflower genus (Helianthus). All of them are New World natives, with most originating in North and Central America but a few in South America. The most familiar species, common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), comes in quite a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition to tall ones with big flower heads and thick stems, there are some much more delicate varieties, and there are a number that have very short stems. According to the Guinness Book of World ReA.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Same Location * Same Service for over 48 Years... Thanks to our customers for their support ! SYMBOLS OF SUNSHINE: This line of sunflowers on Prospect Street might not be the tallest, but it is a colorful surprise for people passing by. 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Sunflowers’ superlative qualities often bring out the competitive spirit in gardeners, and some varieties are known for having the largest flower head diameter, or the largest seeds. What most people consider a single “flower” on a sunflower is actually a composite head of numerous small blossoms in two distinct types: disc flowers which form the center, and ray flowers which line up on the outer edge. If you look closely at the disc flowers, they each have five small petals when they are fully open. Ray flowers actually have five petals, too, but they are fused together to form one large petal on the outside of the flower head. Only the disc flowers develop into seeds. The purpose of the ray flowers is to attract the pollinating insects with their showy petals. Sunflowers belong to a large family, including daisies, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, chrysanthemums and asters, which have similarly structured flower heads. If you examine the flower head closely, the disc flowers are arranged in a series of spirals following a mathematical arrangement called the fibonacci sequence. During certain times of the flower’s development, the spiral pattern is more easily seen, and of course it is more visible on varieties that have a large quantity of disc flowers compared to ray flowers. While we expect the ray flowers to be yellow, there are some individuals that have orange, reddish, white or even striped petals. Disc flowers are most often brownish, but some, like the variety ‘Sunbeam,’ are green. The popular variety ‘Teddy Bear’ has multiple rows of ray flowers and few if any disc flowers, and is a dwarf variety, reaching only 2-3 feet tall. Sunflower nectar is high in protein, so it is attractive to (and good for) many kinds of bees, including honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators. Places where sunflowers are grown commercially, either for oil or seeds, depend on bees for pollination. Walking around the Saugus Center area this past week, I was surprised by a line of multicolored small sunflowers on Prospect Street, growing in a straight line along the sidewalk. A neighbor says they just came up one day, so their origins are a bit of a mystery. Did some child or perhaps an adult with a sense of whimsy press some seeds into the soil while on a walk earlier this summer? Or could it have been a chipmunk or squirrel with a strict sense of order? We may never know. Earlier this summer I noticed sunGARDENS | SEE PAGE 9

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 9 GARDENS | from page 8 flowers blooming cheerily in containers outside the Youth and Recreation Building, and some very tall varieties leaning over fences or peeking into windows in neighbors’ gardens. The very tall ones often bow their heads even before they are laden with heavy seeds. In several other languages, the common name of sunflower refers to one of its best known characteristics. Girasole (Italian), girasol (Spanish) and tournesol (French) all refer to the flower heads’ ability to turn toward the sun. The scientific term for this is heliotropism. They can only do this early in their bloom season, before the heads are fully mature. Once fully open, the stems are no longer as flexible, and according to several sources they remain facing eastward when they are fully open, and they stay that way later as the seeds are developing. However, most of the sunflowers I observed didn’t all face east, nor were they uniform in facing any single direction. The varieties which had several flowers on each plant had open flowers facing in different, often opposite, directions at the same time, and even those varieties that had a single flower per stem faced different directions if there were several plants in the garden. Perhaps this is partly because of the fences, trees and houses in the surroundings that give each plant a slightly different sun exposure, because I have seen sunflower fields where most of the blossoms seemed to face the same direction. There are some other plants that exhibit this same tendency to follow the sun, including the annual garden heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens), which actually got both its scientific and common name for this trait. While most of us in Saugus view sunflowers primarily as a pretty flower, they have long been valued for the oils in the seeds. In some areas of the world you may see acres of fields planted with sunflowers whose seeds are destined to be pressed for oils. Ripe seeds may have black or beige and black striped hulls. Usually varieties with black seeds are used for industrial purposes, such as cooking oil, hair oil or even biofuel, but the striped seeds are more popular for sunflower seeds sold as snacks. Sunflower seeds are also favorites with a wide range of bird species. Those of us with bird feeders in their gardens often discover the grass or and west. As the latter common name suggests, in the wild it is often found in wet areas at the edges of ponds, but it will grow in average garden sites as well as moister ones. The artistically named variety ‘Starry Starry Night’ has the reputation of the darkest foliage among the popular varieties available. ‘Ballet Slippers’ has green foliage, but is a prolific bloomer, with petals that are pale pink on the edges and fade to white just before the red heart or eye at the center. Hardy hibiscus is a larval host for several butterflies and moths. One of these is the colorful Io moth (Automeris io), which used to be common in Massachusetts but is now seen only occasionally on Cape Cod. A DINNER PLATE–SIZED FLOWER: Hardy hibiscus has one of the largest individual flowers of any perennial. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) other plants under the feeder die off where the birds discard the sunflower seed hulls. This is because there are chemicals in the sunflower that can be harmful to other plants. Birdseed mixes that are friendlier to the garden may contain sunflower seeds which have the hulls removed – that way the plants surrounding the feeder are less likely to be damaged. Another dinner plate–sized flower blooming in local gardens right now is hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos). You can’t miss this one, since a single flower can easily be 8 inches across – and unlike the sunflower, this one is really a single flower rather than a head of many flowers. You may immediately see the relationship to hollyhocks, rose of Sharon, mallows and tropical hibiscus, which we talked about in this column a few weeks ago. Like other members of the mallow family, the flowers often have a contrasting reddish “eye” or color pattern near the flower’s center, while the rest of the petals may be white or several variations of pink. In some other varieties, such as ‘Luna Red,’ the entire petal may be deep red to almost burgundy. Earlier in the season, many varieties will have burgundy foliage, but in my experience most of the leaves will have faded to green by the time flowering occurs. While this hibiscus may not quite reach the stature of the tallest sunflowers, they certainly tower over the average perennial, reaching 6-7 feet in our gardens once established. Their height suggests they need to be placed at the back of a perennial border, but it is often fun to plant one or two right next to a walkway where Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! Our branches will be closed on Monday, September 7th . Please remember that you can still access our Online & Mobile Banking platforms and ATMs when the bank is closed. you can’t help but make “eye” contact with them! It almost seems impolite not to say hello. These plants seem more popular than ever this summer and are always a delight for children with their outrageous size. Individual blossoms only last a day or two, and the wilted ones don’t automatically drop off on their own, so they may need the extra attention of deadheading. However, each plant usually produces a rapid succession of blossoms, so the overall bloom time is not very short. Other common names for this plant are eastern rose mallow and swamp rose mallow. It is native to Massachusetts and its range extends south 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, since so many people have taken to walking the streets in their neighborhoods as a way to get some exercise and get out of the house!” RIGHT BY YOU 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 7 8 1 - 7 7 6 - 4444 Member FDIC Member DIF

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 FOR SALE by owner 15 Gilway, SAUGUS THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler H Saugus Lynn Fells area, 2br 1.5ba single family home for sale by owner. This home was built for entertaining, 13,000 sqft lot, 1,344 sf living area (not including finished lower level) Enjoy an in-ground pool and a huge patio, perfect for summer cookouts. Sliders lead directly to the pool from the dining rm. The lower level fireplace family rm has a large bar, pool table and poker rm with lots of built-in seating for all your party guests. Sprinkler system, cent A/C, new roof (2019). Call 617-347-5177 for a showing (1% commission offered). $639,900 Call for Classifi ed Advertising Rates 781-233-4446 ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Founders Day Cancelled Say it ain’t so, Saugus! The 40th Annual Saugus Founders Day won’t be happening this year – on account of the Coronavirus. With all the events that have been cancelled so far this year because of the global pandemic, this one really hurts, as it is the signature event of town happenings during the course of a year – and it has been a great crowd pleaser for nearly four decades now. Founders Day was made for families and friends to hang out together. It is also the single largest fundraising event in town where a host of charitable organizations set up tables on both sides of Central Street for a block heading from Town Hall to the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. And, fi nally, if you are a politician trying to attract potential support from Saugus voters, this would be a great event to meet and greet ordinary people from all walks of life in the midst of a robust fall political campaign. So it goes that I received the disappointing – but much-anticipated – email this week from Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s office. “Youth & Recreation Department Announces Cancellation of Founder’s Day Celebration Due to COVID-19 UNITED 2035 | from page 3 www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM opers as well as permitting authorities. “This is something that is defi nitely needed for Saugus,” Crabtree said. Planning Board Chairman WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 62 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! STAY SAFE! Peter Rossetti, Jr. agreed that a town-wide master plan marks a signifi cant step forward for the community. He contended it makes sense to analyze the impact on the town as a whole and the capacity for future development. While noting a town-wide master plan has been needed for quite some time, Rossetti said, “Sometimes [a master plan] can be put on a GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED? In this week’s edition, we continue a new feature where a local artist goes out and mingles with townsfolk and sketches them. Got an idea who these Saugus residents might be? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978683-7773. The fi rst reader to respond and identify the person sketched correctly between now and Tuesday morning is the winner of a $10 gift certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location, at Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and 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”) Pandemic. Decision Made to Prioritize Safety of Saugus Residents, Community.” Saugus Youth & Recreation Director Gregory Nickolas was the bearer of the bad news. “This diffi cult decision has been made in order to prioritize the safety of the residents of Saugus and the community, and to help slow the spread of the virus,” the press release notes. Under the state and Governor shelf, but I can assure you this one won’t be put on a shelf – it will be implemented.” Work is expected to begin this month in the midst of a two-year moratorium adopted by Town Meeting on the construction of multifamily dwellings of three or more units. The intent of the measure was to allow offi cials to analyze the impact on the town, which will be addressed through the Master Plan. The two-year temporary moratorium is intended to provide the Town with time to conduct an analysis and comprehensive study to determine the impact of construction on police, fi re and emergency public SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14 safety, the school district, the water, sewer and roadway infrastructure and the safety of the general public. “We need smart development that will keep the town viable,” Crabtree told Town Meeting members last year as he advocated for the moratorium on multifamily housing. “This will allow the town as a whole to have a conversation” about future development, keeping in mind its impact on future costs for police, fi re, water and other municipal services, the town manager said. In an interview earlier this UNITED 2035 | SEE PAGE 11 Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 11 Reflections from the Director Bread of Life celebrates its 40th anniversary A s Bread of Life celebrates its 40th anniversary, 19802020, I’ve been thinking about how my own story intertwines with that of BOL. I took a job at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution fresh out of college, determined to make a career in opera while working as a research technician. A few years later, as I was about to move to the Boston area to be closer to the musical action, I attended a presentation at my church by a woman who was about to become the Minister of Missions at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Malden. Part of her work would be to oversee a new ministry the church had begun to the hungry and homeless. I knew UNITED 2035 | from page 10 year, Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini said he considered the completion of the town Master Plan as one of his top two priorities because of its potential influence on so many other town projects. “So many decisions hinge on the results, including the repurposing of the soon-to-be-vacant schools, a potential west side fire station instantly that I wanted to be part of that church and I soon was on the Missions Committee. Meanwhile, I realized that my work in the lab was not using my gifts and passions. I started praying about what work God might be leading me to do. I was drawn to the idea of working oversees in a refugee camp, but it became clear to me that I was too young and inexperienced to have much to offer people in that desperate situation. I needed to stay put and learn a few things. I started volunteering and doing some sub work at the Pine Street Inn in Boston. Then, in 1988 Tri-City Community Action Program created the posias well as the potential need to once again rezone portions of Route 1 and other areas to reduce the amount of new residential development applications and attract/encourage commercial and office building developments that put less of a strain on public safety and our schools,” he said. Key Master Plan participants tion of Homeless Advocate to work at the St. Paul’s evening meal, the ministry that eventually became Bread of Life. It seemed too good to be true. It was the exact fit for a saying of Jesus that tugged at my conscience: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” Matthew 25:35. I applied for the job and was interviewed by Tri-CAP staff and by Tom Feagley, the ministry director. Amazingly, they hired me! To this day, I see that call to be the greatest miraculous intervention of God in my life. I became a fellow pilgrim with Tom and many, many other loving people with hearts The Saugus United 2035 Advisory Committee includes the following town officials: • Scott Crabtree, Town Manager • Chris Reilly, Director of Planning and Economic Development • Alexander Mello, Senior Planner • Jeanette Meredith, PlanUNITED 2035 | SEE PAGE 13 broken by what breaks God’s heart: poverty, hunger, homelessness, injustice, violence, neglect, loneliness. As we work to build our Under One Roof multi-purpose facility to serve more neighbors well into the future, I’m forever grateful to do this work feeding, advocating, coming alongside, and loving people just like me who are going through hard and lonely places in their lives. And I’m forever grateful for fellow pilgrims like you on the journey. May God bless Bread of Life with another 40 years and beyond! And may God bless each of you. Gabriella Snyder Stelmack Executive Director Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Saugus Backs the Blue Steven McMahon waves the blue and black flag along Central Street. Board of Selectmen Member Debra Panetta, State Rep. Donald Wong and State Rep. candidate Philip Russo were among those in attendance at Sunday morning’s “Back The Blue” rally in front of Town Hall. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Saugonian Darlene Bow holds up a police mask and police-themed car decal. Kaitlin Devine with Brockton Police Officer Jose Rodrigues displays the police flag. “WE SUPPORT OUR POLICE” was displayed on State Rep. Donald Wong’s back windshield; that was the rally’s resounding message. Revere residents Danielle Burke and Gina Castiello proudly display the American flag. Saugonian Frank Lally wraps a police flag at a pole near Hamilton and Main Streets. Hamilton Street write-in candidate for State Senate Carlos Hernandez is pro-life and a U.S. Navy veteran. Saugus Police Officers Jacob Roy and Nolan DiPanfilo kept the peace.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 13 Saugus goes to the polls John Briasco voted for Republican Senate candidate Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at Saugus Middle-High School on Tuesday night. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) T.J. Martin with his wife Meredith and dog Aoife voted for Senator Ed Markey. Making it a family affair, Gia, 10, Joseph Gigliotti, and Ava, 13, said their father voted for Democrat Senate candidate Joseph Kennedy III. UNITED 2035 | from page 11 ning and Development • Paul Rupp, Planning Consultant • Anthony Cogliano, Board of Selectmen Chair • Ben Sturniolo, Zoning Board of Appeals Chair • Peter Rossetti, Planning Board Chair CORONAVIRUS | from page 4 Statewide totals: 119,426 cases, 5,037 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.07 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 4.2. (Data compiled by DPH and made public as of Sept. 2, 2020.) Tips to protect yourself (offered 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, • Frank McKinnon, Conservation Agent • Laura Glynn, Housing Authority, Director • Stephen Carlson, Historical Commission Chair • Joanne Olsen, Saugus Senior Center • Brendan O’Regan, Department of Public Works Director • Michael Newbury, Fire 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 office at 781231-4111.” Where you can get tested (update from the Town of Chief • Todd Baldwin, Water/Sewer, Town Engineer • Gregory Nickolas, Youth & Recreation Director • Dr. David DeRuosi, Superintendent of Saugus Public Schools • Alan Thibeault, Saugus Library • Mike Sullivan, Civic Groups Saugus) “The Town of Saugus has partnered with the Commonwealth, AFC Urgent Care, Fallon Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Square One Mall as a collaborative effort to work to downgrade the Town’s designated “High Risk” COVID-19 status by establishing the following COVID-19 testing sites in Saugus: “AFC Urgent Care, located at 371 Broadway, is currently offering free testing by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please register online at afcurgentcaresaugus.com. Call Steven Cadigan requested a Republican ballot. – Cultural Council • Denise Selden, Chamber of Commerce • Joan Fowler, Conservation Commission Chair • Michael Ricciardelli, Saugus Police Department • John Fralick, Public Health Director Questions about the Sept. 15 event can be di(781) 233-1000 for more information. “Fallon EMS at the Square One Mall (Far Side Parking Lot on Essex Street), located at 1201 Broadway with entry off of Essex Street, will offer free mobile drive-up testing for Saugus residents in their cars Monday through Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. No appointment is needed. Residents drive-up and register using a tablet when they arrive. Saugus Police will be assisting with traffic. The testing site will be staffed by 10-12 individuals to handle registrations. All samples rected to the Town Manager’s Office (781) 231-4111 or Chris Reilly, Director of Planning and Economic Development, at (781) 231-4044 (creilly@saugusma.gov). Additional information can be found at https://zoom.us/webinar/ register/WN_J9RJ-d6mTeyRCLzX9-Otqg. go directly to the Broad Institution [Institute] in Cambridge for immediate testing with a 24-36 hour turnaround time. Notification of results will be made for negative results via emails while phone calls will be made for positive COVID-19 results. These sites do close when it rains because of risk of test contamination.” For more info 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.”

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 SOUNDS | from page 10 Charlie Baker’s recommendations and orders, outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. In addition, the state’s guidelines for social distancing recommend against residents from gathering in groups, according to the press release. “This was a difficult decision to make, however the safety of our Town comes first and foremost,” Nickolas said. “We will certainly miss seeing everyone enjoying this Saugus tradition, but we look forward to seeing you all at next year’s celebration.” Let’s hope so. But, in the meantime, brace yourself for another potential cancellation of an event that is number two on the list of Saugus’ signature events – the town’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Festivities. Unless there is a remarkable turnaround in the COVID-19 crisis later this fall, the town will be forced to scrap that dandy event, too. Holiday trash delay The Town of Saugus this week announced that the trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 12, due to the observance of Labor Day. There will be no collection on Monday, Sept. 7, due to the holiday. Services will resume on a one-day delay from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Residents whose collection day falls on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Collection will continue to run on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The compost site will be open normal hours on Saturday, Sept. 5. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. “Shout-Outs” for Tom and Tisha For this week, we have several more nominations from Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo: “I’d like to give a Congratulatory “Shout Out” to Tom Whittredge, School Committee Member and the Town’s newly-hired Building Maintenance, Facilities, and Grounds Manager. That’s a mouthful of a job title but I have no doubt that Tom can handle it!! Best of luck Tom!” Jeanie also gave high praise for East Saugus resident Tisha Borseti, the subject of an interview for “The Advocate Asks,” which was published on Aug. 21. Tisha called on fellow residents of East Saugus and town officials to collaborate on ridding that section of town of its awful litter problem. “She was spot on regarding the litter all over town, especially Cliftondale Square,” Jeanie wrote. She also added her own critique of the litter problem. “I clean up my yard and Jackson street daily; masks, gloves, beer cans, nip bottles, lottery tickets, the list is endless....I actually see the people throwing the stuff from their cars – they look right at me as they do it and laugh,” she said. Those are the kind of people who should be arrested and/or fined heavily for such blatant illegal activity. The sooner Saugus tackles this problem head-on, the better off for the town and for its residents. Jeanie was busy last week developing a few more shout-outs. “I met a very nice woman, Lorraine Wilton, while shopping at Pace’s and she recognized me mask and all! She said she reads all the ‘Shout Outs’ in The Advocate and thinks they are great! So, this ‘Shout Out’ goes to Lorraine, not only for her kind words to me but for the fact she was at Pace’s doing shopping for her neighbor. Such a kind thing to do Lorraine in these COVID times, am glad I met you!!” “This ‘Shout Out’ goes to the new game in Town: ‘Saugusopoly’. It’s Saugus’ version of the beloved Monopoly game. So, if you’ve ever wanted to own Main Street, Town Hall, or even World Series Park here’s your chance! “Me, I wouldn’t mind owning Kowloon’s and enjoying my Chinese food at my newly purchased Breakheart!!! This ‘Shout Out’ also includes a thank you to Town Meeting Member, Rick Smith, who gave me the ‘Saugusopoly’ game for my birthday – such a cool present! Thanks Rick!!” 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 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. Nobody guessed who got sketched There were no winners in identifying the illustration for the “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest for the Aug. 21 Saugus Advocate. And the artist, who goes by the name of the “Sketch Artist,” requests that we not provide the answer, perhaps saving the sketch for a rainy day down the road. Perhaps, we might double the prize there, too. C’mon, dear readers: Take a chance and try to guess the subject of this week’s sketch, so we can hand out some of those $10 gift certificates that the Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway at Route 1 North Saugus location have been so kind to donate as prizes. Also, show some appreciation for “The Sketch Artist,” for trying to honor some of the great and caring citizens of Saugus. The Sketch Artist also offers this message about the mission of her recent project: “My Aim with sketching people is to be able to capture their light that shines forth in service and deeds. A star pulled out among the whirl of life, polishing their giftedness, before their brilliance slowly releases back into the sea of Saugonians. Only this time, we are more aware of each week’s twinkling pulsar who’s been sketched. It gives us a little hope. “Yours truly the sketch Artist” Getting close to future presidents Every four years when we go through a presidential election SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

SOUNDS | from page 14 cycle, I think about the early years of my journalism career when I had high aspirations of covering a Democratic or Republican National Convention. As things turned out, I never got to cover either political convention, but I did get to meet three presidents – before they became presidents. And I did get into the White House once as a credentialed reporter (a fluke that should never have happened). I was a college intern in Washington, D.C., back in 1973, assigned to the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance in what turned out to be a fairly interesting assignment. But it was also a fun time to be there, watching the fallout of the Watergate scandal, especially if you had a press card. So, as a parttime reporter for the Springfield Union, I used mine well – to gain admittance to various press conferences. For instance, I heard a rumor about former Massachusetts Gov. John Volpe being flown in from Italy (where he was ambassador) to be Vice President Spiro Agnew’s replacement. Some junior editor back in Springfield told me to get in and cover the story because of the Massachusetts angle. Right! I did, though. And it cost me that press card. The newspaper’s editor later accused me of getting into the White House without proper authorization and demanded that I return my press card. I cut it up in tiny pieces and mailed it back. I figured the Newhouse Newspaper Bureau’s news executive was probably drunk that Friday when he gave me clearance to walk through the White House doors. My editor later told me to call him and apologize. I never did. I was just a college kid who used a little initiative to talk somebody into getting me in so I could see some history. Getting roughed up by Secret Service bodyguards while trying to interview Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter was memorable, too. Back in the fall of 1976, I was working in Williamsburg, Va., for a local paper that was covering the debate. While hanging around outside a hotel, I noticed Jimmy Carter walk out to remove luggage from a car and greet his wife, Rosalyn. I rushed toward him with notebook and pen in hand. One of the goons wearing a suit and sunglasses pushed me to the ground, spoiling my chance to grill Jimmy. I had a legitimate reporter’s pass issued to me by the Newport News Daily Press. But the Secret Service got spooked because I had a different colored pass than the one worn by a group of photographers. My brief encounter with Carter was a pleasant one. He struck me as a well-intentioned, decent man. Perhaps the best human being to serve in the White House. Instead of a Carter interview, I wrote about how the national press covered the debate. ABC’s Sam Donaldson was a prima donna even back then. He said the best way to do it was to watch it on television. A year later, I had an interesting interview with Ronald Reagan at an oil millionaire’s house in Midland, Tex. No bodyguards, no press passes needed – just Texas hospitality. Reagan gave me a good interview, raking President Ford over the coals for not sticking with the fired U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz. Reagan mentioned bumper stickers he’d seen saying “We want our Butz back.” Reagan impressed me as one of the good ole boys, the kind you’d love to drink with. Too bad I was on duty. I could have bragged about having a drink with the president. But looking back on that interview, I’m sure that Reagan would have been raked over the coals for his staunch defense of Butz had he made his remarks during contemporary times. The comments that got Butz fired from his cabinet secretary’s post were clearly THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 racist, obscene and offensive to African American men. Page 15 COVID-19 grants to Saugus Police and Fire Hats off to the Saugus Police Department and the Saugus Fire Department for being among 100 local and state public safety agencies to win grants to help in the fight against the Coronavirus. The Baker-Polito Administration announced last week that the two local departments are among those receiving more than $9.6 million in federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP) grants awarded to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Fire Department plans to use the grant for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and disinfecting equipment. The Police Department plans to use it to pay for overtime during the pandemic. “These awards to municipal departments and state agencies across the Commonwealth demonstrate our commitment to providing our police officers, firefighters, and other public safety personnel with the necessary tools to effectively serve their communities while continuing to fight a pandemic,” said Governor Charlie Baker. Eligible municipalities were invited to solicit up to $50,000 in total funding to benefit their police and/or fire department needs. In total, 65 fire departments and 44 police departments representing 94 cities and towns will directly benefit from the CESFP awards. “These grants will help aid local municipalities to purchase the additional safeguards necessary to protect our frontline workers against COVID-19,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Massachusetts has made great strides in slowing the spread of this virus, and we will continue to support our local heroes with the resources they need to protect themselves and their communities.” CESFP awards were also made available for competitive solicitation by state public safety agencies responsible for confronting the pandemic. The funding will assist agencies with outfitting staff with PPE, purchasing deep cleaning sanitation equipment for correctional facilities and academies, utilizing video technology to conduct hearings remotely and obtaining materials to reconfigure office space to enhance social distancing and protect essential workers. “These funds will address critical needs that will not only protect our essential public safety employees but also the people they protect and serve,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas Turco. “These awards are well deserved and my office is committed to doing all that it can to continue providing the financial resources needed to assist our state and local officials in their efforts to combat this pandemic,” said OGR Executive Director Kevin Stanton. 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, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon,” she said. People interested in the program must talk to a staff member, must be a Saugus resident and also 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 one-time assistance are encouraged to come.” The food pantry is in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17 1. On Sept. 4, 1833, the publisher of The Sun in what city hired the first-ever paperboy? 2. The oldest surviving U.S. victory garden (1942) is in what part of Boston? 3. On Sept. 5, 1927, the animated short “Trolley Troubles” – introducing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – was released; who directed it? 4. What is the tallest dog breed? 5. When was POTUS first used for “President of the United States”: 1895, 1953 or 2009? 6. In September 1882, labor unions in what city created the first Labor Day parade? 7. On Sept. 6, 1991, Leningrad’s name change to what was approved by the Russian Parliament? 8. What country grows the most watermelon? 9. Downton Abbey is set in the County of York, which is usually called what? 10. On Sept. 7, 2008, the U.S. government took over what two mortgage corporations? 11. What two leisure activities use a cue? 12. In 1495 what explorer made the first-ever hurricane report? 13. Does the Emily Post Institute agree with the old rule that you cannot wear white after Labor Day? 14. International Literacy Day – celebrated annually on September 8 – was founded by UNESCO, which stands for what? 15. The first ice cream trucks, which sold “Good Humor Ice Cream Suckers” in Youngstown, Ohio – debuted in what year: 1920, 1939 or 1945? 16. September 9 is annual Teddy Bear Day; when was “Teddy” invented: 1799, 1862 or 1903? 17. What country has a harvest festival when moon cakes are eaten? 18. Sapphire is September’s birthstone; Sri Lanka, which is famous for sapphires was previously called what? 19. The 1935 Fair Labor Standards Act prohibited whom from working? 20. On Sept. 10, 1823, the Champlain Canal opened, which connects what? ANSWERS 1. NYC 2. 5. 6. NYC 7. 8. 3. Walt Disney 4. China 9. Yorkshire 10. Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) 11. Pool and shuffleboard 12. Christopher Columbus (near present-day Haiti and Dominican Republic) 13. No – “Of course you can wear white after Labor Day, and it makes perfect sense to do so in climates where September’s temperatures are hardly fall-like.” 14. United Nations Educational, S cientific and Cultur al Organization 15. 1920 16. 1903 17. China 18. Ceylon 19. Children 20. Lake Champlain and the Hudson River The Back Bay Fens Great Dane 1895 (by telegraph operators) Saint Petersburg

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 Page 17 SOUNDS | from page 15 Food help for veterans Saugus offers a Veterans Food Pantry on the third Wednesday of each month. “We have been holding it in Melrose since the Saugus Senior Center has been closed,” Saugus Veterans Service Officer Jay Pinette says. “The pantry provides a mix of fresh produce and nonperishable foods. The pantry is open to Veterans and/or surviving spouses. Registration is required and may be done by contacting the Veterans Services Office.” “The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering 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 offering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Office at 781-231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library Here is the latest: The Library remains closed to the public, meaning no one can come inside the building except staff, delivery personnel, building maintenance personnel and other Town employees on official business. However, there is quite a bit going on at the Saugus Public Library. ***Virtual Programming: The library is offering programming and events via Zoom like: Music & Mother Goose: Join Miss Amy for songs, music and movement for children up to age four; on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. The Yoga Experience: led by Lisa Poto – a free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 45-minute slow flow 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. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Reading Fun with Miss Karen: Karen Small, a reading specialist from the Saugus School District, offers reading comprehension games, crafts and arts for rising readers in grades K-3. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Each of these programs requires preregistration. To register, go to the Events Calendar at www.sauguspubliclibrary. ***Front Door Pickup: Patrons can reserve books, movies and music CDs online via the Evergreen catalog (www. saugus.noblenet.org) or by calling 781-231-4168 ext. 3102. When you receive notification that your items are ready for pickup, call 781-231-4168 ext. METRO NORTH REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT “SERVING EVERETT AND BEYOND FOR OVER 30 YEARS” *LIST WITH US, IF WE DO NOT SELL YOUR HOME WE WILL BUY IT 27 FERRY STREET, EVERETT, MA 02149 781-354-4879 metronre10@gmail.com 18 BAKER ROAD, EVERETT to set a pickup date. 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Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 4, 2020 SOUNDS | from page 17 unable to answer your call, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the website www.sauguspubliclibrary.org. 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 or in the memory of a loved one or just someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricSpace 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 ing 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 Vet 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 Veteran, 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. Benefi ts may include monthly ordinary benefi ts 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 long-term 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 benefi ts 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% and your city or town pays for 25% of the approved benefi ts. There are income and asset limits for the program. 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