SAUGUS Check out the NEW ADVOCATE ONLINE: www.advocatenews.net OCODDV C TECATAT Vol. 25, No. 38 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, September 23, 2022 HONORING WAR’S FORGOTTEN HEROES A $30 million savings? Selectmen approve a tentative deal with WiN Waste innovations that would eliminate tipping fees for waste disposal in return for 20 more years of ash landfi ll By Mark E. Vogler T he Board of Selectmen this week approved a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with WIN Waste Innovations that enables the company to extend the life of the ash landfi ll adjacent to its trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 by two decades. But the amended HCA which selectmen supported by a slim 3-2 vote on Tuesday night (Sept. 20) includes substantial changes – including a provision that the Town of Saugus receive free tipping fees for waste disposal over the life of the agreement. The town currently pays about $900,000 in annual tipping fees to WIN Waste Innovations. But the annual savings to the town could be considerably more if the agreement receives the required backing of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Aff airs (MassDEP), the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Air Force Junior ROTC Captain Jaydyn Bardina (right) sprinkled salt onto a bread plate – to symbolize the veterans’ family’s tears as they wait and remember – as Chief Master Sgt. Taylor Lemaire looked on during last Friday’s (Sept. 16) POW/ MIA Ceremony at Veterans Park. Please see inside for story and more photos of the Saugus Veterans Council honoring prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) ~ Home of the Week ~ MALDEN....SPACIOUS 6 room Family Colonial features 3 generous size bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, 4 year old kitchen with granite counters, ceramic tile backsplash and laminate flooring, spacious living room open to dining room, large, welcoming foyer, two heated sunrooms, mini split air conditioning units, wood flooring, spacious, entertainmentsize deck, 1 car shared garage (it is actually a two car garage - one side owned by owner, the other side owned by neighbor), located in desirable neighborhood on Medford line. Come make this one your own! Offered at $599,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com Board of Health and Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. “My estimate is somewhere between $20-$25 million over 20 years, on the low end and $30 million on the mid to upper level,” Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini told The Saugus Advocate of the potential savings to the town as a result of the amendment he crafted. Cicolini, who said he opposed the agreement offered by WIN Waste Innovations and recommended by the Board of Health’s Landfi ll Subcommittee, recommended these changes: • Elimination of the $15 million lump sum payment to the town within 30 days of obtaining final approval to operate the landfi ll beyond the current Valley Fill expiration date of December 2025. Cicolini changed the lump sum to $1 million. MILLION SAVINGS | SEE PAGE 2 $3.379 $3.999 $4.259 $4.689

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 1 • The agreement will not exceed 20 years – not the 25 years in the deal offered by WIN Waste. • Eliminating the tipping fees paid by Saugus to WIN Waste for residential waste disposal during the entire agreement, which would begin at the end of 2025 when the landfill is expected to reach its capacity. • The removal of the provision that stipulates WIN Waste would reduce the amount it pays the town if the company is required to invest more than $5 milSaugus selectmen listen as WIN Waste Innovations’ Vice President of Environment, Jim Connolly, explains the economic benefits that Saugus would receive under a Host Community Agreement. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) lion due to regulatory requirements or capital improvements. Under Cicolini’s amendment, the town’s benefits would not be decreased if WIN Waste is required to pay more than $5 million for major upgrades of the plant. “I do not share the view 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com that this vote tonight has anything to do with the support of or approval of extending the ash landfill,” Cicolini told his colleagues before offering his amendment. “I’ll say it again. If the DEP asks me my opinion, I would prefer to not see expansion of the ash landfill. I don’t know how many times I can say that and, hopefully, have it sink in to individuals, but I can tell you this has nothing to do [with HCA].” “My vote is for my role on the Board of Selectmen as a chief policy maker and as the highest elected board in town, because it’s a host agreement that would require our approval … There has to be some kind of trust in the Board of Health and the DEP, who know a lot more about this stuff than I ever will and I care to,” he said. While he opposes expansion of the ash landfill, Cicolini said he supported an amended agreement based on the improvements at the plant “although not the same as building a new facility.” He said he hopes MassDEP and Board of Health make sure all of the health and environmental impact concerns are addressed. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano and Selectman Corinne Riley voted in favor of Cicolini’s amendment. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta and Selectman Michael Serino – both staunch opponents of any expansion of the ash landfill – voted against it. WIN Waste “pleased” with the vote WIN Waste Innovations offered no immediate reaction after Tuesday night’s vote but issued a brief statement on Wednesday (Sept. 21) expressing satisfaction with the vote. “We are pleased that the Board of Selectmen approved a Host Community Agreement (HCA) for continued use of the ash monofill that will deliver substantial economic, environmental and community benefits to Saugus,” said WIN Waste Innovation’s Vice President of Environment, Jim Connolly. “As with any agreement of this kind, there are details of the HCA to finalize and we look forward to doing so in the coming days and weeks. We thank the Board of Selectmen for facilitating a substantive, comprehensive and transparent discussion and for creating a framework for a mutually beneficial public-private partnership between Saugus and WIN Waste for years to come,” Connolly said. “We are grateful for, and humbled by the large number of Saugus residents who took the time, in both letters and attendance at Board of Selectmen and Committee meetings, to voice their support for the HCA,” he said. MILLION SAVINGS | SEE PAGE 4

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 3 Is this deal worth expanding the ash landfi ll? Four selectmen prepared written speeches to explain their vote on the WiN Waste innovations Host Community Agreement Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano eryone a chance, please keep your remarks to three minutes maximum, regardless of how you feel about the issue. We encourage comments, not speeches. If you have questions for Anthony Cogliano Board of Selectmen Chair (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) Thank you for coming tonight. For those who attended or watched the Committee [Landfill Subcommittee] meetings, I hope you will agree that the work has been very productive. WIN Waste Innovations made a presentation based on what committee members said they wanted to see in a Host Community Agreement. We had the opportunity to ask questions, and so did the public, at our last meeting. The committee then voted to move WIN’s proposal to the Board of Selectmen, which is why we are here tonight. The goal of a Host Community Agreement is for the Town to get the greatest benefi t possible from WIN Waste’s presence here and build a public-private partnership for the long term. WIN Waste has similar agreements in other communities where they have mutually benefi cial relationships. Unfortunately, Saugus doesn’t have one yet. That needs to change. It’s a simple fact that the waste-to-energy facility will continue to operate for many years. Our options are simple. We can continue wasting money on losing lawsuits. Or we can continue the positive dialogue we have started with WIN Waste and make the best deal possible for the town, while ensuring the health and safety of our residents. I will repeat what I said at the last two Committee meetings. I am out in the community every day and the vast majority of people I speak with want us to make the best deal possible for the Town. As elected offi cials, we have the same obligation – to do what’s best for our constituents. There will be an opportunity for the public to speak tonight. Because we want to give evWIN Waste about the proposal, please direct them to the chair and WIN will have the opportunity to answer. I know there has been a lot of discussion about a meeting the DEP is attending in Saugus next week and I’m not sure there will be additional discussion about that meeting. I would like to clear up an item: Rep Wong and I spoke to the [DEP] Commissioner after he issued a letter back in January. I informed him of the work that was being done by the Committee and that we felt it important that we be allowed to complete that work. He assured me that there was no proposal before the DEP at that time and that, if and when they do receive one, they would keep an open mind and judge it based on the merits. Nothing has changed. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta water run-off . They uncapped a previously capped portion of their landfill, 39 acres, in Valleys 1 and 2. Now we hear that the landfi ll will be at capacity in 2025 (where there are no more slopes to fi ll in). It important to mention that several of us on this Board stated that we wanted the landfi ll closed in 2025. This Board of Selectmen voted on a policy approximately three years ago regarding waste to energy, ash disposal, and solid waste facilities within the Town of Saugus. The policy reads, “We hereDebra Panetta Board of Selectmen Vice Chair As we know, the landfi ll is located in an Area of Critical Concern (ACEC), where the Rumney Marshes ACEC has been characterized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as “one of the most biologically signifi cant estuaries in Massachusetts north of Boston.” The area includes approximately 1000 acres of highly productive saltmarsh, tidal fl ats, and shallow subtidal Channels. The WIN Waste / Wheelabrator / RESCO landfi ll was supposed to be closed in 1996 and topped with a grassy seed. Due to a consent order (that was amended 11 times), WIN Waste found ways to continue operations past their due date. WIN Waste has been closing in the slopes, which are the fi ngers, which were created for water monitoring and storm by declare that it shall be the policy of the Town of Saugus to encourage and support that which will result in a net decrease in air emissions and ash disposal. We are therefore opposed to any additional forms of combustion of solid waste that will yield additional air and ash emissions.” Saugus Town Meeting also voted on a similar resolution. Tonight’s meeting is about the landfi ll and real issues about how it impacts our community and residents. It’s not about whether WIN Waste gave money to a school or a park. It’s not about trustworthiness, shaping public opinion and building public perception. It’s about the safety and health of our community. It’s about whether this community, our community where we live, will be aff orded the same rights and protections that the people of Millbury, Shrewsbury, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Putnam, Connecticut. Let’s not forget that the landfill is located in a flood zone. Regarding the proposal: WIN Waste wants 25 more years, so it would close in 2050. When asked how many feet 25 years means, the WIN Waste representatives didn’t know. Since they will need to tier and slope, perhaps it will stand an additional 50 feet or more. Do we want the highest structure in Saugus to be an ash landfi ll, potentially at 100 feet or more? Wouldn’t knowing the height of this proposed landfi ll be an important thing to know prior to us taking a vote? The Town of Saugus got the purple air monitors in January. Have they been installed? Do we have data to review? How do we consider a 25-year extension without proper air quality monitoring? Our focus this evening is on the unlined ash landfi ll, and when I say unlined, I mean that it doesn’t meet today’s standards. Today’s standards would require a double-liner. Remember, this is the oldest incinerator in the nation. However, it’s important to discuss the emissions as well. This is important because the better fi ltration, the more toxins go into the ash. The pollution doesn’t go away. That’s why most communities aren’t burdened with both an incinerator and an ash landfi ll. If you read the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document, it clearly states that municipal waste combustors emit various pollutants into the air, including metal emissions (e.g., cadmium, lead, mercury), acid gas emissions (sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and nitrogen oxides), and organic emissions (dioxin/ furan and carbon monoxide). The health impacts from these pollutants cause significant adverse health and environmental eff ects. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 5 State Reps take part in Fire Ops program O Special to Th e Advocate n Sept. 20, State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Donald Wong joined local and state offi cials across the commonwealth and participated in the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)’s Fire Ops program with Revere Fire Department’s own Captain Kevin O’Hara! According to Rep. Giannino, “It was a hands-on training where my colleagues and I had a unique opportunity to learn about the profession. We learned skills like cutting apart a car using the jaws of life, extinguishing an apartment fire, performing CPR (on a mannequin), as well as learning more about fi re gear and equipment. Growing up with family members on both the police and fi re departments in Revere, I have an acute understanding of and admiration for these selfl ess professions. Today, after training with a live fi re and using powerful tools that can save MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 4 the DEP prior to meeting. The DEP was very clear in the letter to Representative Turco that they would allow no further expansion on the landfi ll, especially since it is located in an area of critical environmental concern,” she said. “Lastly, I would like to hear from Town Meeting now that we are calling a Special. I feel that this vote is extremely important for our Town, and we should have all the information before moving forward. I also would like to have a separate BOS meeting to discuss this topic after the October 24th (special) town meeting.” The deal WIN Waste offered the town provided $18.8 million in direct payments – a lump sum payment of $15 million plus $125,000 in 25 annual payments (for total addition value of $3.8 million). However, WIN Waste said it would pay the town $10 million in a lump sum if required to invest more than $5 million due to regulatory requirements, including:

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Oct. 1 fundraiser at Breakheart Saugus woman hosts Strides for CJD boston to raise awareness about rare brain disease (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the CJD Foundation this week.) D enise Chainey has now seen three of her family members pass from a rare, fatal, neurodegenerative disease that has no treatment or cure. The symptoms for the Saugus woman’s grandfather, uncle and cousin were the same: losing balance, hallucinations, then rapidly declining within weeks to losing the ability to eat or walk. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a prion disease, is caused by misfolded proteins in the brain. There are three forms of CJD: sporadic, genetic and acquired. Genetic CJD is the form of CJD where if one parent carries the mutation there is a 50-50 chance for each child to inherit the gene. After learning that her family had genetic CJD, Denise was motivated to get involved with the CJD Foundation’s annual Strides for CJD walk/run to raise awareness and funds. For her, it’s more than personal. She’s racing to help fund research to fi nd a cure. Registration will be at 9 a.m. There will be opening remarks at 9:45 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. There will be an auction and raffl e at noon. “After seeing what genetic CJD did to my uncle, I never want to see anyone ever have to go through that again,” Denise said. “There is significant value to raise money for research so our younger family members may one day not have to deal with this horrifi c disease,” she said. On Saturday, Oct. 1, Denise will host the Boston Strides for CJD walk/fun run at the Breakheart Reservation, one of 23 similar events happening across the country. More than 100 community members who have had a devastating experience with prion disease typically attend. “It is so important to have a support system and meet other families who know what you are going through from the shock, devastation and grieving process,” Denise said. Families fundraise before the event, with all money raised benefitting The CJD Foundation, Inc. (CJDF), a MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 5 WIN Waste also offered to voluntarily reduce permitted emissions levels of lead (400 to 140 ppm), cadmium (35 to 10 ppm), dioxin (30 to 13 ppm) and particulate (25 to 20 ppm) to levels required of new waste to energy units under the federal clean air regulations. Revere Councillor-at-Large supports agreement Among the 10 citizens speak501(c)(3) organization, to provide family support, medical education and research programs. They are working together to fi nd a cure. “There will be some great raffl e prizes and handcrafted items available for a donation,” Denise said. To date, the CJDF has funded 70 research grants that are focused on improving diagnosis and understanding of the disease and on seeking treatments. For more information, please contact Denise at bostonstrides@outlook.com. To register, please visit strides4cjd.com. More about CJDF: The mission of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc. is to support families aff ected by prion disease, raise awareness and support medical education and research. CJDF has received the top rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the past four years. To learn more about prion diseases and how you can help support this mission, visit www.cjdfoundation.org. ing in favor of the HCA was Revere Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto. The councillor, who spoke in favor of the agreement at a hearing of the Saugus Landfill Committee, said it would be improper for a Revere city councillor to “dictate to” Saugus selectmen how they should vote on a Saugus issue. “However, Revere certainly is part of the discussion because Revere’s waste is picked up curbside in Revere and MILLION SAVINGS | SEE PAGE 7 Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 64 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 7 Pioneer Charter School of Science II in Saugus wins coveted National Blue Ribbon School Award T he Pioneer Char ter School of Science II (PCSSII), a 7-12 charter school located in Saugus, announced that it has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Each year the coveted award recognizes top schools across the nation that are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests, and those that are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students. Criteria taken into consideration for the prestigious prize include student test scores, scores among traditionally underserved subgroups of students and graduation rates. “I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 6 brought to WIN Waste for disposal,” Zambuto said. “And it’s disposed of in the most energy and environmentally effi cient way, from waste to energy,” he said. Zambuto said he wants to challenge the use of the affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive diff erence in students’ lives.” PCSS II Executive Director Vahit Sevinc said the Blue Ribbon designation is the result of a team eff ort. “Our team of students, teachers and families work extremely hard all year round, and it’s gratifying to see their commitment recognized in this way. We are proud to be accomplishing words “toxic waste” to describe the wastes produced at WIN Waste’s ash landfi ll. “Toxic waste is a lie,” Zambuto said. “It’s not toxic waste. … DEP, the people … I was in construction for many years – the people who made me move piles of dirt that babies could actually eat are the same peo2.50 %APY* With rates like this, earning while you save is easier than ever. Ask about our in-home or office concierge service. EARN INTEREST WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS FROM A NEW MILESTONE SAVINGS ACCOUNT. Saving is hard. We get it. Life gets in the way. That’s why we created the Milestone Savings Account. With an amazing 2.50% APY* and no restrictions, reaching those financial goals gets a lot easier. Stay liquid. Earn while you save. And do it easily with a New Milestone Savings Account. Go to everettbank.com for details. our mission to prepare our students for higher education and career success.” PCSS II was one of 297 schools nationally to receive the Blue Ribbon Award. This is the fi rst time PCSS II has received this honor. For the last two years, the school was also named a top state and national school in the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of America’s best schools. PCSS II is a rigorous college preparatory charter school with a mission to prepare educationally under-resourced students for today’s competitive world. PCSS II graduated 100% of its class in 2022. Graduates in 2022 and prior years have gone on to some of the most prestigious colleges in the country, including Stanford, Berkeley, Cornell, Brown, Williams, MIT and Georgetown. The PCSS community speaks 30 languages and has family ties to 40 countries. At PCSS II, 76% of the stuple that called this ‘non-toxic ash.’ So, I’m very off ended when I hear officials calling it toxic ash. Facts and science are important. And some people get up here and talk emotionally about what they think [are] the health causes and the MILLION SAVINGS | SEE PAGE 9 dents are minority, 66% are high needs, 50% are low income, 12% are English Language Learners and 12% are students with special needs. For more info about the National Blue Ribbon School award, access https://www2. ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html. ~ HELP WANTED ~ Snowblower & Outdoor Motor Shop Seeks Full and Part Time Help. Always willing to pay fair wages. Retail Store Help Wanted. Flexible Hours Available. Boats & Motors Wakefield, MA Call (781) 245-3080 * This account is available to all new customers and for existing customers with new monies of $50,000. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of the date posted and are subject to change without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Minimum of $50,000 is required to open a Milestone Savings and earn the advertised Annual Percentage yield. Fees could reduce earnings.

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 No Room on the School Bus Saugus public Schools has a transportation waiting list of 158 students because of a school bus shortage By Mark E. Vogler T he mother of a fi ve-yearold student broke down in tears at last week’s (Sept. 15) School Committee meeting as she pleaded with committee members to help resolve her dilemma: Her son can’t ride the school bus that goes by her house. “My son has to walk 40 minutes to school and 40 minutes to the house,” the Pond Avenue woman told the committee. She said her son has to walk about 1.9 miles to the Veterans Early Learning Center. Meanwhile, a school bus stops next door to her house, but her son can’t ride it because Saugus Public Schools has a shortage of school buses. The school district is only required to provide transportation to students in kindergarten through grade six who live more than two miles from a school. Making matters worse, she noted, her son has asthma. “I feel for you and the other parents,” School Committee Chair Vincent Serino told the woman. “Our hands are a little bit tied with the state mandates. We’re going to work on this. I promise you,” he said. The woman’s five-year-old child is just one of 158 students who are on a waiting list to ride the school bus, according to Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Erin McMahon. That list includes 15 at the Veterans Early Learning Center, 55 at 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 the Belmonte STEAM Academy and 88 at the Saugus Middle High School Complex. Five school buses aren’t enough The superintendent told the School Committee that school transportation planning for the district has been in the works since last March and that there are currently five school buses – one more than last year – based on the planning. But within the fi rst week of classes, school offi cials noticed a sharp increase in the number of “mandatory riders,” those students in kindergarten through grade six who live more than two miles away from the school they attend. McMahon said the district has requested another bus but doesn’t expect to get one until the spring. The superintenOUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: Rocco Longo, Owner WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM dent said her offi ce has asked School Committee Member Joseph “Dennis” Gould to convene a Safety and Transportation Subcommittee meeting to “brainstorm” potential options to ease the burden for parents who want their children to ride the school bus, but can’t because of limited seats. Currently, school officials are doing a headcount on the number of “mandatory riders” who are not riding the school bus in order to accommodate some of the students on the waiting list. School Committee Vice Chair John Hatch asked the superintendent how many buses the school district would need “in the ideal world.” McMahon answered, “At least three to four more buses on top of the buses we now have. … Eight to 11 buses [total], she said. Gould suggested that the district consider the local MBTA bus as an option. The superintendent said the subcommittee should consider that. During the meeting’s public participation session, a second parent – Ben Westerfi eld, of Bristow Street – shared the frustrations of not getting a seat on the school bus for his 12-year-old son, who exhibits epileptic symptoms. Westerfi eld said his son lives more than two miles from the Saugus Middle High School, but he doesn’t qualify as a “mandatory rider” because he’s a seventh grader. “Forty minutes of walking just to go to school. How long can that go on?” Westerfi eld asked. “We’re going to have a lot more problems when winter comes,” he said. School Committee Chair Serino apologized to the parents for their dilemma. “You have a problem. Unfortunately, we don’t have a solution,” Serino said. “We’re trying to get more buses,” he said. “Trust me. We’re trying. If we could find a bus tomorrow, we’d fi nd the money. It’s not like the old days when we have 50 bus companies,” he said. Subcommittee will explore options School Committee Member Gould suggested that parents who are looking for immediate solutions go onto Facebook and other social media sites and network with Saugus residents to see if there are parents who are willing to share rides. “We’re convening a special committee [the subcommittee] to start to look at this problem immediately,” Hatch said. “The important takeaway – we are going to take a look at the situation immediately,” he said. School Committee Member Ryan Fisher said he agrees that networking with other parents can provide shortterm solutions to the problem. He noted, “There’s a lot of people trying to help til we get more busing.” The superintendent cited three key reasons why school officials are committed to fi nding quick solutions to the bus shortage problem: to make sure students get to school on time, to ease the burden for parents and to reduce the traffic congestion in town by having more students ride the bus. Saugus’s dilemma is aggravated by the fact that Massachusetts and other states throughout the country are having trouble fi nding school bus drivers as the country tries to rebound from COVID-19.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 9 The COVID-19 Update Town reports 32 newly confi rmed cases; no new deaths By Mark E. Vogler T here were 32 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week through Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to Town MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 7 health eff ects of the plant. This is fully permitted and it’s in compliance in all areas,” Zambuto said. “My biggest fear is that the nontoxic ash will have to be trucked through Revere to Shrewsbury, and that’s the equivalent of 40 trucks a day. And to my environmental friends, I say, ‘How’s that to your carbon footprint?’ The biggest problem I have with that is it’s going to probably put 30 bucks a ton on our tipping fees. And that’s going to make seniors homeless. Okay? Because they are on fi xed incomes. Thirty bucks a ton is probably going to compute to 300 bucks on the tax bill.” Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member William E. Cross III, a Saugus Fire Department captain who served on the Landfi ll Subcommittee, also spoke in favor of the WIN Waste deal. “I’m not going to beat a dead horse,” Cross said. “This is a vote to send it to the DEP. I think we have to trust in the DEP. If this is dangerous, if this is bad for the environment and this is leaching into the salt water, then the DEP should tell us that and this thing should shut down. “But that being said, I don’t Join us at our ~ FLEA MARKET ~ JACK SATTER HOUSE 420 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere (Next to Kelly’s Roast Beef) SUNDAY, OCT. 2 * 10 AM to 2 PM BARGAINS GALORE! ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Selectmen Anthony Cogliano and Jeff rey Cicolini listen to WIN Waste Innovation’s Host Community Agreement (HCA) off er. see that happening. After we’re gone, this is going to be here for a long time. So, I urge this board to take this vote, push it to the DEP. Let the people who are experts in this fi eld decide whether this can move forward,” he said. Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member William S. Brown recalled how bad things were at the landfi ll years ago when he was growing up. “It was awful. The smell was awful; I don’t know how the people in the surrounding neighborhoods could put up with that,” Brown said, recalling the rats and seagulls converged on 2.50 %APY* With rates like this, earning while you save is easier than ever. Ask about our in-home or office concierge service. EARN INTEREST WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS FROM A NEW MILESTONE SAVINGS ACCOUNT. Saving is hard. We get it. Life gets in the way. That’s why we created the Milestone Savings Account. With an amazing 2.50% APY* and no restrictions, reaching those financial goals gets a lot easier. Stay liquid. Earn while you save. And do it easily with a New Milestone Savings Account. Go to everettbank.com for details. the area “But moving forward, I’d say that WIN-Wheelabrator has proven themselves to be good neighbors. And they worked hard to try to clean up their act. There isn’t much they can do with their building. It’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” Brown said. “But I think it’s time that the Town of Saugus takes a diff erent tact on this. The past 40 years has been an adversarial relationship with Wheelabrator and WIN. I think the door is open now a little bit for us to MILLION SAVINGS | SEE PAGE 14 Saugus Board of Selectmen Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on the request of 92 Walnut LLC, 92 Walnut Street, Saugus, MA, Old Plan No. 1039, Lots 11-12, for a Special Permit (S-2) under Chapter 40A, Section 9, and under Sections 5.5, 5.6 & 12.5 of the Saugus Zoning By-laws. Applicant: Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc, d/b/a Marie’s Place. Proposed use: (1) Hospital/Rest Home and (2) Place of Business for Movement Education, in the B-1 Zoning District, pursuant to Section 5.6 of the Zoning Bylaws. This Public Hearing will be held in the Saugus Town Hall Auditorium, second floor, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 on October 4, 2022 at 7:15 PM. Chairman Anthony Cogliano Janice K. Jarosz, Temp Clerk September 16, 23, 2022 Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s two more new cases in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,875 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 1,088 confirmed cases over the past 22 weeks (which averages out to about 50 per week) as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to keep wearing masks at Town Hall even though they are optional. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Saugus Veterans Council honors comrades in action who never returned home By Tara Vocino M embers of the Saugus community honored prisoners of war and those missing in action from all wars during last Friday night’s Saugus Veterans Council remembrance at Veterans Park. Honor guard members performed rituals around an empty table to symbolize the hope of their return. “They are not with us today,” Saugus Veterans Council Captain Steven Castinetti said. “Their chairs are empty, but saved for their hoped return.” Castinetti said to remember those whom we depended on in battle – they depend on us to bring them home. Pictured from left to right: Selectman Corinne Riley, Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta, Board Chairman Anthony Cogliano, Selectman Michael Serino and State Rep. Donald Wong. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Saugus Veterans Council Captain Steven Castinetti, USN (Ret) thanked veterans, especially those who never made it home. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Air Force Junior ROTC Captain Caden Lanning, Staff Sgt. Said Calderon, Captain Jaydyn Bardina and Chief Master Sgt. Taylor Lemaire presented the colors. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Chief Master Sergeant Taylor Lemaire sprinkled salt onto a bread plate to symbolize a veterans’ family’s tears as they wait and remember. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Chief Master Sgt. Taylor Lemaire (in center) lit a candle to symbolize the fragility of a prisoner alone, trying to stand up against oppressors. An empty table signified a hoped return while remembering veterans’ absence. Saugus Veterans Council Executive Officer CCM Robert O’Toole, USAF (Ret) (far right) saluted the American flag. Honor Guard members flipped over Inverted glasses to signify veterans not being able to toast tonight, but maybe tomorrow, if they remember. We Remember: In front are Selectman Corinne Riley and Board of Selectmen Chairman Anthony Cogliano; in back are Board Vice Chair Debra Panetta, Selectman Michael Serino and State Rep. Donald Wong. Pictured from left to right: veterans Lloyd Sayles (Vietnam), William Boomhower (Vietnam), Gene Decareau (Korea), Geoff Trainor (Army Reserves), Joseph Johnson (Maryland) and Don Jacobs (National Guard), Dee Whittemore-Farris (Gold Star wife), and veterans Lester Markovitz (USMC), General Andrea Gayle-Bennett (National Guard) and Jack Marino (Capt. William G. Shoemaker Post 345) during last Friday’s POW/MIA ceremony at Veterans Park.

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Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Saugus seniors go dancing into the fall season T By Tara Vocino he Senior Center welcomed the start of autumn with a Fall Ball last Thursday afternoon. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta (at left) welcomed new Senior Center Director Laurie Davis. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) The Journeymen, pictured from left to right: Joseph Picano on drums, Thomas Reppucci on saxophone and John Carmilia on piano provided jazz, swing and easy listening music. Kathy Billings and Rollin Alcott embraced each other. Seniors are shown dancing to the music. Millie and William Mahaney slow danced to “Pennies from Heaven.” Ruth Berg danced to “Rolling Along the River.” William Buchan and Cabrina Johnson danced to “Let’s Boogie.” Eleanor Blaney and Patricia Botto thanked Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center for sponsoring the donut bar. Annette Slocomb and John Serino danced to “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” SELECTMENS | FROM PAGE 3 ests and buildings. Everything you find in the air is also in the ash. So when there is a spill and HAZMAT comes down to WIN Waste with their special suits, the ash tests Toxic. WIN Waste’s nitrogen oxide levels are supposed to be at 150 PPM. They are currently at 185 PPM, and they buy emission credits to satisfy this requirement. That doesn’t help Saugus residents. Even with the improvements they discussed tonight, we just heard that the best they can do is 175 PPM which means they still will need to purchase emission credits. Girlfriend Clara Cotter and Maurice DiBlasi, 102, are shown during last Thursday afternoon’s Fall Ball at the Senior Center. That isn’t satisfactory to me. We deserve to breathe clean air too. Breathing high levels of nitrogen oxides can cause rapid burning, spasms, and swelling of tissues in the throat and upper respiratory tract, reduced oxygenation of body tissues, a build- up of fluid in your lungs, and death. In Lynn, they have a machine by their water department that measures NOx levels. We have nothing like that in Saugus. The City of Revere has six air quality monitors. There are two at Gibson Park (a park close to the WIN Waste facility) which show that air pollution is way over the normal limits. WIN Waste does have a permit to truck ash out The Journeymen performed jazz swing music. of Saugus without using Saugus roads. This would not impact the neighborhoods and should be further discussed. WIN Waste should also look into other uses for the landfill, including a solar farm. There has been no discussion of a closure committee. There has been no talk on remediation – what will happen when the landfill closes. I attended all the WIN Waste / Landfill Committee meetings, and I didn’t hear anybody question the need for 25 years. The monetary benefit they propose has a big caveat. WIN Waste will pay Saugus $10 Million (instead of $18.8 Million) if required to invest more than $5 Million due to regulatory requirements. This is about the quality of life for the people that live in Saugus, Revere, and Lynn … especially for residents living in Precincts 10 and 3. Haven’t these residents taken on enough of this burden? This should not be a payoff to entice the Town of Saugus to continue to pollute. There is a heavy cost for allowing and supporting this expansion. This is not ‘free’ money or ‘found’ money. It’s money that attempts to mitigate the health and well-being of Saugus residents and our surrounding communities. And as we heard at the Landfill committee meeting, this has a negative impact on our property values. Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Administrator-in-training Kalie Cordeiro provided cider donuts. The vote tonight is either that you are for a 25-year expansion (with no engineering report, no surveys, no expert opinions), or you are against an expansion. We are the policy makers in the Town, so if this Board does vote in favor of this tonight, then we should also revoke the policy we have in place regarding air & ash emissions. Remember: The ash is either going into one of three places: 1/ air emissions, 2/ captured in the ash and blown around, or 3/ with no liner – getting into the water system & environment including our food chain. I do hope when the DEP SELECTMENS | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 13 SELECTMENS | FROM PAGE 12 comes to Town Hall on September 28th that they can end this debate. I certainly don’t want to take a vote tonight, and then somebody attends the DEP meeting stating that, “YES, the Board of Selectmen are in favor of an expansion.” I feel that this Board does not have adequate information to take a vote this evening. The health and well-being of our Saugus residents is, and always will be my top priority. Selectman Corinne Riley we can continue to work on a potential agreement, so that if MassDEP extends the life of the ash pile, as they’ve done many times, we’ll be in position to realize improved NOx monitoring, independent monitoring of the facility, and significant financial benefit. To me, the better choice is clear. I’m ready to try a new approach, and that is why I am ready to vote YES on moving this agreement forward. Selectman Michael Serino with issues at the facility, I have always tried to look at the trash burning plant and the ash landfill as two separate issues. In regards to the trash burning plant, what we do know is that nitrogen oxide emission levels, emitting from the smokestack of the facility, does not meet Mass-D.E.P. requirements of 150 ppm (particles per million). On June 2, 2019 (WIN-Wheelabrator) submitted an emission control plan application to Mass-D.E.P. On February 11, 2020, Mass-D.E.P. approved a final emission control plan for the facility. In regards to the elevated nitrogen oxide emission levels at the trash burning facility, the final emission control plan allows WIN-Wheelabrator to choose from three (3) emission strategies to deal with the issue. The first is the SCR – SelecMichael Serino Selectman Corinne Riley Selectman Having served on the WIN Subcommittee, I firstly want to thank those who worked so hard to get where we are. An open mind is to hear all sides. The current approach where Saugus bears the burden on an incinerator, but reaps no benefits other than tax dollars, hasn’t worked for decades. As part of my due diligence on WIN, I had the opportunity to visit the WIN Waste facility in Shrewsbury, with their Town Manager and state representative. I got to see the operation, which was interesting, but my biggest takeaway, as it relates to the current situation in Saugus, was the longstanding, positive partnership that exists between Shrewsbury and WIN, which includes a Host Community Agreement. With a more cooperative approach lately, we’ve already realized a better relationship than we’ve had in many years. As I see it, we’ve got two options: 1. We can keep the same approach that has been in place for decades. We can continue to fight and lose on the taxpayer’s dime, over and over and over again. We can go back to the days of having an adversarial relationship with WIN. We can forget the agreement, and we can forgo improved air quality that so many residents told the DEP was so important, and just keep the status quo. 2. Or, we can enjoy the improved relationship with WIN that has been noted many times by the Board of Health, 25 MORE YEARS OF TOXIC ASH IS NOT THE ANSWER Over the past several months, I had the opportunity to attend all meetings regarding the [WIN Waste] operation and their proposal to expand their landfill. Expansion of the toxic ash landfill is important to their operation. However, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (D.E.P.) would first have to approve any expansion of their landfill. If approved by the D.E.P., it would then need to receive site assignment approval from the Saugus Board of Health. Please keep in mind that the Saugus Board of Selectmen and/or any committee, do not have any legal authority to allow for an expansion of the landfill or negotiate any agreements. However, as stated in our Town Charter, the Board of Selectmen are the chief policy makers of the Town. Therefore, I feel it is important that we share our views regarding the [WIN Waste] operation and their request to ask for a landfill expansion. As some background information, the [WIN] property located on Rt 107 currently hosts a trash burning facility and an ash landfill. This landfill started out as an unlined landfill back in the 1950’s. It was known as the DeMatteo Dump. In 1975 a trash burning plant was permitted to operate. Consequently, ash from the plant has been dumped throughout the entire (248 acre) landfill site for the past (40+) years. When dealing tive Catalytic Reduction Strategy. This is a pollution control device that would achieve Mass-D.E.P.’s requirement of 150 ppm (particles per million). The cost estimate is eighteen (18) million dollars. As noted in the final emission control plan, because of the eighteen (18) million-dollar cost to install and operate the SCR system, WIN-Wheelabrator did request a higher nitrogen oxide emission level of 185 ppm (particle per million). This is the plant’s current nitrogen oxide emission out-put level. Mass-D.E.P. did refuse to change and lower their statewide requirement of 150 ppm (particles per million). However, D.E.P. did allow two (2) other strategies to be used. The second strategy is the SNCR – Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction Strategy. This strategy sprays an ammonia solution into the boiler/furnace. The intent of this strategy is to try to determine if an achievable nitrogen oxide limit below WIN’s current emission level of 185 ppm (particles per million) can be established. To date it is unclear as to the effectiveness of this strategy. The third and final option is the ERC – Emission Reduction Credit Strategy. This strategy allows WIN to purchase Emission Reduction Credits from clean burning facilities, in and out of Massachusetts. To date it is my understanding that WIN has purchased emission reduction credits from other cleaning burning facilities. In my final comments regarding the trash burning plant. We need to keep in mind that the plant is nearing 50 years old, the oldest in the nation. The facility is so outdated that their boiler system cannot be retro-fitted and some replacement parts have to be specially fabricated. In regards to the ash landfill. As I had mentioned in my opening statement, the landfill started out as an unlined landfill in the 1950’s. Today this landfill remains the State’s only unlined landfill that is still in operation today. Toxic fly ash from the trash burning facility is spread throughout the entire 248-acre landfill site. The ash contains high levels of Mercury, Lead and Arsenic. The Landfill abuts the Saugus River and Rumney Marsh and is located in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The landfill was never meant to be a forever solution and under Mass-D.E.P.’s Consent Order was scheduled to close in December of 1996. We must also keep in mind that State law does require WIN to be responsible for the maintenance of the landfill for only thirty (30) years after its closure. However, it could be sooner if WIN goes out of business. Consequently, the State or in essence, Massachusetts Taxpayers would end up being responsible for the up-keep of the toxic ash landfill. In a November 16, 2021 letter from Mass-D.E.P., commissioner Martin Suuberg wrote that Mass-D.E.P. has determined that additional ash over the (50-foot) maximum height or expanding the landfill’s footprint would not be allowed, since it is located in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). While the applicant (WIN) is free to propose a site assignment modification, the facility fails to meet the necessary site suitability criteria to allow for an expansion within the (ACEC) area. Therefore, the applicant would not receive a positive site suitability determination. Consequently, WIN’s application would not advance to the Saugus Board of Health. I honestly believe we can do better. I believe it is time to close the landfill operation and work with WIN to look at opportunities to develop the landfill, which would provide a long-term (forever) economic benefit to Saugus, well beyond the twenty-five (25) year proposal. In 2003 WIN-Wheelabrator submitted plans to our planning board to subdivide their 248 acre landfill into twelve (12) commercial lots. Again in 2017 WIN-Wheelabrator submitted plans to our planning board to subdivide their 248 acre landfill into ten (10) commercial lots. Hayes Engineering represented Wheelabrator. At that time Hayes’s representative stated several potential uses for the property, which included an industrial park and a solar farm. A few years ago, the Town of Saugus installed a 4 acre solar farm on the old DPW landfill. The Town Manager negotiated a tax agreement of $20,000.00 per year. A solar farm at WIN’s 248 acre landfill could potentially generate $1,200,000.00 per year. Consequently, over twenty-five (25) years, Saugus could receive an economic benefit of thirty one (31) million dollars. Moreover, the Town would (forever) receive property tax revenue from the development of the landfill. In Conclusion, I honestly believe that we should work with WIN to explore potential development opportunities which would provide a greater long-term (forever) economic benefit to both WIN and the Town, while at the same time not harming our public and environmental health. Continuing to dump toxic ash in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, for another 25 years is not in the best interest of our public and environmental health. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini Jeffrey Cicolini Selectman (Selectman Cicolini did not read from a prepared speech but requested to make a summary comment early in the meeting on how he regarded the vote.) Us as the Board of Selectmen is only to this host agreement. We are not voting to expand an ash landfill. I’m sure if you poll every person up here if they wanted to expand the ash pile, my answer would be ‘no.’ However, we know that reality has proven over the years that WIN is here to stay and that incinerator is here to stay. So, the paramount problem in our town has been public health and public safety – trying to make sure that we can do everything in our power and have WIN do everything in SELECTMENS | SEE PAGE 19

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Oct. 24 Special Town Meeting The warrant features an article creating a special school stabilization fund to help students affected by the pandemic By Mark E. Vogler A n article that would create a “Supplemental Student Support Reserve Fund” highlights the warrant being prepared for a Special Town Meeting set for next month. “I think this is a huge opportunity to be able to take advantage of money that is probably not going to be available in future years.” Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree told selectmen at Tuesday night’s (Sept. 20) meeting. “Money that the governor put into the budget that was passed by the House and Senate. And we’re really excited about being able to have that put to use through our School Department and really help kids that need this, for all the things we’ve gone through, through the pandemic…remote learning and whatnot.” The proposed article is one of several measures that will be considered when the 50-member Town Meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the second-floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. Petitions signed by 213 residents supporting a resolution to oppose expansion of the ash landfill at the WIN Waste Innovations trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 prompted the MILLION SAVINGS | FROM PAGE 9 maybe try and work together a little bit, and I would urge the board to show the leadership that this town needs and support this agreement.” Brown said that perhaps in time, “a genius at MIT” might figure out a future use for the ash. “Tear it down; build a new one.” Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian said he is “appalled” by the low standard selectmen are willing to accept for NOx emissions. “If the plant was torn down and built brand-new, it would be 45 parts per million,” Manoogian said. He added, “170 (ppm) – for them to agree to that is not a win for Saugus. The health study that they’re suggesting be enhanced only looks at cancer rates. NOx asthma, particularly in young children.” “Their Baltimore plant – their City Council in Baltimore sued the plant and passed a regcalling for a Special Town Meeting. Crabtree and other town officials decided to add other articles to the warrant. Crabtree said that Gov. Charlie Baker provided additional monies in Chapter 70 funds for public school, amounting to about $3 million for Saugus Public Schools. This money would allow for a variety of educational programs in the school district which are not currently covered by the School Department’s operating budget. “The idea is to look at student opportunities through the pandemic,” Crabtree said. “Our students in the state fell behind. This money is looked at to try to support those endeavors,” he said. “I surveyed and spoken to town meeting members.” The article initiated by the town manager reads as follows: “To see if the Saugus Town Meeting will vote under the authority provided by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40 Section 5B, to create a targeted stabilization fund known as the Supplemental Student Support Reserve Fund and to raise and appropriate a sum of money for deposit into such fund for the following purpose(s): • To develop and provide ulation to have NOx emissions much lower – below 100 [ppm]. They ended up settling and they’re around 110 [ppm] now. There are plants that are 45 parts per million,” Manoogian said. “Let me cut to the chase. is a cause of What I would suggest you consider is what we did back in 1990 when everybody said we can’t get scrubbers on the plant because it’s grandfathered. Well, what had to happen is legislation had to take place that required every community to pay its fair share,” he said. “I have no problem with an incinerator that meets the lowest attainable rate, such as 45 parts per million. But 170 is wholly inadequate to protect the public health and environment. I wouldn’t celebrate this 170 as an environmental victory. It’s not. 50 [ppm] is the standard and new incinerators are at 45 [ppm].” Manoogian suggested that Saugus consider having the current incinerator replaced. enrichment programs outside of the school day, including summer school, evening school, and before and after school programs not currently existing in the school budget. • To deliver at home tutoring for students who have been identified as needing one on one support from a qualified educator. • To procure and administer norm referenced student assessments to identify individual student deficiencies in mathematics and reading. • To develop and implement parent/guardian communication and training programs that will help facilitate student learning and success. • To supplement existing ESL / ELL learners including, but not limited to, materials and properly credentialed staff to support these learners. • To ensure access to technology for students who have been identified as not having such at home. • To develop and implement extended day programs for students as needed. • To develop any program deemed appropriate and proven effective with the goal of bringing about student academic and social recovery from two years of remote learning. “In order for the Saugus Public Schools to access these funds the Superintendent and School Committee must submit a detailed plan to the Saugus Finance Committee who will determine that such plans are supplementing current educational programming and not supplanting it.” A resolution initiated by four of the five Precinct 10 Town Meeting members would be the latest in a series of various votes by Town Meeting and previous Boards of Selectmen opposing expansion of the ash landfill. “It is Therefore Resolved that the Representatives in Town Meeting, here assembled, convey our opposition to any further extension of the WIN ash landfill located on Route 107 and urge our state delegation to oppose any effort to modify the law or regulations relative to the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC),” states the resolution. “This resolution will be sent to the entire delegation for Saugus as well as the DEP Commissioner.” The Saugus Retirement Board submitted these three articles for the Special Town Meeting: • Acceptance of Legislation/Increase of Survivor Benefits – To see if the Town of Saugus will vote to accept the provisions of Section 29 and 30 of Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011 to accept an increase to the minimum monthly allowance for a member survivor allowance from $250 to $500. • Acceptance of Legislation/Increase of Survivors Benefits – To see if the Town of Saugus will vote to accept the provisions of Section 28 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010 to increase the benefit paid to survivors from $6,000 to $12,000 annually. • Acceptance of Legislation/Increase of COLA Base –To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 19 of Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2010 to increase the maximum base on which the cost-of-living is calculated for retirees of the Saugus Retirement System from $14,000 to $18,000. At Tuesday’s meeting, Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano submitted an article on behalf of Sal Palumbo of 3 Pirates Glen Rd. to rezone property at 34 Rear Forest St. from residential to the Business Highway Sustainable Development District. come seaworthy,” he said. WIN Waste should consider an exit plan and closure instead of expansion of the ash landfill, he said. Jackie Mercurio, the lone member of the Landfill Subcommittee to vote against the HCA, said she would like to see “a more concrete community agreement” before selectmen Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini considered himself “the swing vote” to decide whether selectmen approve or reject the Host Community Agreement (HCA). “Have a Host Community Agreement that says, ‘Okay, we want the best for Saugus.’ Tear it down; build a new one and pass the costs on to the member communities. Saugus cannot keep subsidizing the trash disposal costs with our health,” he said. Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Martin Costello said the town should take heed of WIN Waste Innovations’ Vice President of Environment, Jim Connolly, answered questions from selectmen on the company’s Host Community Agreement (HCA). climate change and weather conditions that threaten the future of the ash landfill. “Close this facility as soon as possible,” Costello said of the ash landfill, reading from a letter he wrote to MassDEP back in 2018. “We’re at sea level here in Boston. It wouldn’t take much – the climate change that we’re dealing with right now – for this ash pile to suddenly bevote on it. “The site suitability is at risk for future ash,” Mercurio testified. “I’ve asked WIN how they would propose to make the site suitable. They have no answer, “she said. “Currently, the ash landfill sits on an environmentally critical area. It cannot expand in height nor expand wider, based off of Massachusetts law. We have no answers about what the plan would look like. How can officials support all the unknowns?” Mercurio questioned why there was no proposal being considered to bring the incinerator to current standards.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 15 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler MassDEP officials will visit Saugus Wednesday If you have concerns about whether the town should close the ash landfill near the WIN Waste Innovations trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 or support its expansion, this is a meeting that you might want to attend next week. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) representatives are scheduled to meet with town officials and concerned residents at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the second-floor auditorium at Town Hall for what is expected to be a discussion on the potential future of the ash landfill. The meeting comes just eight days after the Board of Selectmen approved a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with WIN Waste Innovation officials. WIN’s deal offered to pay the town up to $18.8 million in return for using the ash landfill for another 25 years. But the amended version offered by Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini and approved on a slim 3-2 vote replaced that offer with a provision that would eliminate the $900,000-a-year tipping fees that the town pays WIN for waste removal. And the length of the deal would be reduced from 25 to 20 years, and the town would not see reduced economic benefits if WIN is forced to pay more than $5 million in capital improvements or mandated upgrading of the plant. What the MassDEP officials tell the town Wednesday night could, of course, render the deal meaningless if MassDEP doesn’t allow for expansion of the ash landfill. And if MassDEP approves, the Board of Health would have a role in a site assignment hearing. And Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree would also be involved in what could be a long and cumbersome process. If the deal dies, WIN will have to pursue other plans, like trucking the ash to Shrewsbury. The ash landfill is expected to meet its capacity by the end of 2025. And for what it’s worth, the 50-member Saugus Town Meeting will consider a resolution opposing expansion of the ash landfill when it convenes on Oct. 24. Stay tuned. Welcome, “Orange Glow”! The calendar officially changed to fall yesterday. But a sure sign of fall in Saugus Center is when “the Pumpkin Truck” arrives from New Mexico, delivering several thousand pumpkins of all shapes and sizes on the Hamilton Street side lawn of the First Congregational Church, creating a phenomenon known to the Saugus locals as “The Orange Glow.” And that is synonymous with the start of fall in Saugus. If you have some time on your hand tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 24), show up at about 9 a.m. and help the other volunteers unload the “Pumpkin Truck” to set up “The Pumpkin Patch” at “the Pumpkin Church.” Oh yeah! We have pumpkins on our brains for the next several weeks. Pumpkins will be available for purchase every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the various shifts for the selling of pumpkins. If you are interested, please contact Carl Spencer at 781-233-9196 or just stop by and sign up. “The Pumpkin Patch” will continue through Halloween, Oct. 31 or whenever the pumpkins run out. Get in the fall spirit. Take your kids to buy one. Or buy one for your friends or loved ones. Updating Gino details Time flies when you are having fun. And sometimes we lose track of it and don’t get the details straight. Last week, we had an item in this column on Gino Figliola, of Haverhill, the kid drummer who has traveled down to Founders Day celebrations for several years, delighting the crowd. His mother, Brenda Figliola, who sort of works as his manager, texted us last week to update the information we received on Gino’s age. “Gino started performing at Saugus Founders Day in 2013 at 7 ½,Brenda wrote to us. That’s two years earlier than the information we had received previously. “I think I may have told you Gino was in 9th grade but he’s actually in 11th and [his brother] Rocco is in 9th, she added. Gino has no direct connection to Saugus, but the town residents who watch him play apparently love him, appreciate his drumming skills and welcome him every time he returns to Saugus for another performance. But Brenda’s love of Saugus is the reason why she has taken Gino to Saugus to perform for several Founders Days. She grew up in Saugus and lived in the town for 12 years before moving to Peabody in 1978. Five of her seven siblings graduated from Saugus High School. This week’s “Shout-outs” We have a pair of “Shoutouts” this week. From Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Chris Riley: I’d like to offer a shout out to Steve Castinetti. Steve did a great job leading the POW/ MIA ceremony this week, and also does a great job running the Memorial Day parade and Veterans Day ceremony. Steve has served our country and continues to serve the town and veterans of Saugus. I appreciate his leadership.” From Laura Eisener, the popular author of “Saugus gardens in the fall:” “I wanted to send a shout out to the anonymous person who weeded the Veterans’ Park this weekend. Crabgrass and other weeds had spread out over the bricks, making some very hard to find or read, and now it looks beautiful!” Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@ comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Legion breakfasts resume Saugus American Legion Post 210 is hosting its popular breakfasts again – from 8-9 a.m. on Fridays. The price is $8 for those who are looking for a delicious meal at Legion Hall. Bon appétit! Transparency at its best Some local politicians love to talk about “transparency in government.” I would have to say that the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen and most of the folks in Saugus Town Hall are pretty good at making public documents available to me. I wish I could say the same thing about Saugus Public Schools. Most of the School Committee members are accessible and answer my emails. But the School Department could do a lot more to make public information available. The agency is not really compliant when it comes to public records requests. I’m still waiting for a response to a request I made to the public information officer a couple of months ago. As I reflect back over my 50 years in newspaper journalism, few public officials I’ve met in my travels come close to matching the late Ector County Judge Gary Lynn Watkins, who I worked with when I was covering Ector County government in Odessa, Tex., for the San Angelo Standard Times. One day when I was making the rounds at the Ector County Courthouse, Judge Watkins – who actually functioned as the chair of the County Commission – invited me into his office as he was sorting through his mail, all of it pertaining to county government. As I sat down in a chair near his desk, the county judge started pushing correspondence he had finished reading in my direction. He said something like “You’re welcome to read it to see if there’s any news there… It’s public record anyway.” So, in 1977, as a 24-year-old enterprising newspaper reporter, I discovered an honest West Texas county judge who was as transparent as any public official I’ve ever met could be. And yes, his generosity paid off indeed. I did get a couple of scoops. One of the letters that Judge Watkins let me read turned into a front-page story – how Odessa, Tex., was one of three West Texas cities in the running for a medical school. I broke that story. Unfortunately, some weeks later while working out of the San Angelo Standard-Times bureau in Odessa, the newspaper’s bureau manager (another name for local publisher) put the kibosh on a story I was about to write about a grand jury investigation turning up evidence that local doctors were looking the other way on nursing home abuse at the city’s newest nursing home. It was my investigative series on nursing home abuse which sparked a grand jury investigation that led to the indictment of the nursing home administrator for stealing a veteran’s check. Yet, when I tried to write the story about the doctors’ role, the bureau manager told me that story wouldn’t be written. He was concerned that such a story would ruin Odessa’s chances of getting a medical school. I quit my job at the Permian Basin news bureau but went to work several weeks later in the city room in San Angelo. We have a winner! Congratulations to Kim Alba for making the right identification in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. She is one of several readers answering correctly. But Kim was the only one to have her name picked in a drawing from the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s the correct answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer to last week’s sketch is Joseph Alba from 2018 photos! This was a sketch request by one of our Saugus Advocate readers using 2018 photos of Joseph. “Joseph Alba is a Saugonian and class of 2018 Saugus High. Throughout Joe’s High-school years he was running track and wrestling; proving to be one of the best and advancing rapidly. “Joe has been a long-time participant with the Saugus Youth & Recreation Department. He now heads the track program, wrestling, street hockey, and flag football for our youth! He has worked in the afterschool program as well. “Joe has faithfully assisted with various duties for Founders Day events. In December, at the Tree Lighting ceremonies, Joe was right there working on projects & events. “He was seen several times dressed in character costumes for the kids which brought much delight! “Joe, fellow Saugonians notice you and all you do! “Keep on shining! “Oh, by the way, this week’s winner just happens to be Joe’s mom. “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. Makeup FX 101: Check out Halloween makeup by Decimated Designs, which is set for . Thursday, Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m. in the Brooks Room. Grade 6+ please. Please sign up in advance. We will cover the do’s THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 15 and don’ts of effects makeup, hygiene, how to get started, how pros make monsters jump to life and some tricks to improve your costumes/ makeup at home. Volunteer to be used in a demonstration and get your makeup done! To register, go to the Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, call 781-231-4168 or go on your computer to sauguspubliclibrary.org Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults, which will be held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 17. The class will cover basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org.) A neat, new teen club: The New Manga & Anime Club began last Saturday and its second meeting is coming up on Oct. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Teen Room. Chat with friends! Make crafts! Try Japanese snacks! Grades 6 & up. Club meetings will continue on Saturdays, through May, from 10-11 a.m. They will be held on Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 13. Please sign up in advance: Call 781-231-4168 or stop by the Reference Desk – https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/new-manga-animeclub.../ Owls for Oct. 1 at the Iron Works! The World of Owls will be presented by Wingmasters and the Saugus Public Library at the Saugus Iron Works on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on! —Cont est— CONTEST SKETCH OF THE WEEK No registration is required. This free program is recommended for adults, teens and children ages six and up. Check our website after 9:15 the day of the event for weather-related updates. Owls are probably more misunderstood than any other kind of bird. These are hunting birds, yet their sharp beaks and talons are partly hidden under feathers. Owls have more and softer feathers than other birds, and this unique plumage gives them a plump, rounded look. Add an upright posture and huge eyes set in front like ours, and you have what looks irresistibly like a small, bemused person wearing a fur coat. In reality, owls are superbly adapted nocturnal hunters. This program shows how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive. A variety of live North American owls provides the focus of this presentation. Wingmasters is a partnership of two people dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey; Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed wildlife rehabilitators based in Massachusetts. Together they care for injured birds of prey at their center in Leverett, Mass. Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped. Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these non-releasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs. Since 1994 Wingmasters has presented over 10,000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Saugus Public Library – 295 GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast. net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon identifies the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) Central St., Saugus, MA 01906; 781-231-4168; sauguspubliclibrary.org – facebook.com/SaugusPublicLibrary/ First Annual Family Fall Festival features owls This announcement is from Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE). The group announced in this column last week that it was sponsoring a following free educational program featuring live owls as part of Breakheart Reservation’s First Annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’ve just been advised that the York Maine Center for Wildlife will be unable to bring their live owls into Massachusetts for the planned show due to a newly instituted MA special permitting process (due to recent avian flu outbreaks),” SAVE told us. “With DCR’s [state Department of Conservation and Recreation] help, we have been able to substitute a program by Mass Audubon, who is able to present five 20-minute live owl presentations throughout the duration of the Fall Festival, all within the Visitor Center. Presentation times will be at: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. “The good news here is that, although each presentation will be shorter in duration, having five shorter sessions will give more people the opportunity to attend and may even work out better for the family Festival experience.” The entire Festival will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a number of activities available. SAVE will also sponsor another “It’s New To You” SWAP once again this year at the Festival. The SWAP – an effort to help keep usable items out of the waste stream – will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Breakheart’s Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center. The SWAP is part of SAVE’s continuing efforts to increase recycling by repurposing still usable goods and reducing what is put out as trash and incinerated. The SWAP is another free event – no money, just a simple swap. You can bring items or take items; you do not have to do both. Bring usable items in good condition to the SWAP, typically those things you no longer want but that are too good to throw away, and perhaps find a treasure or two to take home with you. (Please, do not bring items that require special disposal.) SAVE and DCR will also sponsor a short ecological tree tour, led by SAVE member Ryan Duggan, to help introduce visitors to the large variety of trees within Breakheart Reservation. Meet at the Visitor Center at noon to join this easy tour. For more information about the SWAP, please contact Ann at adevlin@aisle10. net. You can also visit the SAVE website at www.SaugusSave.org Peter A. Rossetti Jr. of the Friends of Breakheart was optimistic about the fall festival – despite the fire that was burning for several weeks. The state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) had tree cutting crews set to go into the woods to remove the dead wood so that visitors will not be exposed to the dangers of falling trees. “This will be the First Annual Breakheart Family Festival,” Rossetti said. “It had been called the Fall Festival in the past and it was something we had been going to for 20 years. It’s going to be the same idea, but they will do away with pumpkin-decorating, which DCR just doesn’t have the staff to do anymore,” he said. “DCR is downplaying the hands-on arts and crafts decorating of pumpkins. We do expect face-painting, some music activities and games for kids to play. It will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 1. There will be a mounted unit, either from the State Police or the DCR. The festival is being co-sponsored by DCR and the Friends of Breakheart. Youth Cross-Country Hey, parents! If you have children who could use an opportunity to get into a healthier lifestyle – which might, in turn – lead to better academic scores, consider getting them to sign up for Youth Cross-Country. Here’s a simple outline of what this entails. Who: any Saugus child in grades 1 through 5. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., at the Belmonte Track; Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Visitor Center at Breakheart Reservation. Dates: The program will last through Nov. 15. Why: to learn to enjoy Cross Country Running and make new friends. Cost: $100 for new runners; $50 for returning runners. This weekly program is guided by Coaches Steve Boudreau and Chris Tarantino. Children will learn good stretching techniques and the basics of exercise and cross-country running. Best of all, this will be a great way to make new friends. Participants need to wear a good pair of sneakers, dress in comfortable running clothes and bring a water bottle. For more details, contact Coach T (Not Mr. T.) at 781-854-6778. Sounds like a worthwhile and affordable fitness program with lots of upside for grade school kids. Healthy StudentsHealthy Saugus Program resumes for the 22-23 school year (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announceTHE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 17 Saugus Gardens in the Summer Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener Y esterday, September 22, was this year’s autumnal equinox, when day and night are of equal length. From now until December 21 the nights will be longer than the days, so it is time to plan for some cozy evenings among all the delights of fall. Very soon, Saugus Center will be orange with pumpkins, and the trees will be putting on their most vibrant dresses. There are still many fall flowers yet to bloom, such as Montauk daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum) and many other chrysanthemum relatives. Asters in woods and fields are just now showing up in pinks, whites and purples, while nights are still warm enough that we can expect tropical annuals to continue for several more weeks. The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists our likely first frost date as November 3 for the Boston area, while some others calculate it as likely to occur sometime in the last week of October. The fall tabletop arrangement of flowers and “fruits” at the September Saugus Historical Society meeting included the fruits of two gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) members, one of which will be readily recognized as a classic round orange pumpkin. Next to it is a tall yellow fruit which I often include for shape and color contrast on my pumpkin porch every fall, although you might find it at the supermarket almost any time. It is the same species as some pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo), but a different variety – spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash fruits may have white, yellow or pale orange skin, and it outwardly resembles its close relative pumpkin, but instead of being smooth when cooked, spaghetti squash flesh becomes somewhat stringy, resembling spaghetti, and is popularly served with tomato sauce, pesto or other sauces commonly used with traditional spaghetti. It is impossible not to notice the autumnal orange blossoms of jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) on the slopes of the Ironworks as you go up or down the slope between the upper and lower sections of the Ironworks. They are small but a very bright orange with curved nectar spurs which make them very attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Their sap can help prevent the worst effects of poison ivy rashes, but some people may also be allergic to jewelweed sap, so while it may be a useful remYour Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $200 per paper in-town per year or $150 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 Last Wednesday’s fall arrangement at the Saugus Historical Society meeting included the expected pumpkin and chrysanthemum, but do you recognize the yellow fruit/vegetable? (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) edy for some it is not a great remedy for everyone.Like other members of the genus Impatiens, including the popular, shade-tolerant annual sold in many garden centers, the seed can burst abruptly when touched, ejecting the small seeds in all directions. The vivid turquoise seeds are quite striking, and this dispersal can result in spreading the plant prolifically. It belongs to the balsam family (Balsaminaceae). While not at all related to the similarly named balsam fir, the balsam name for both species developed because the sap is sometimes considered a balm or soothing ointment. February may seem a long time away, but somebody in town is already preparing for Groundhog Day! Groundhogs (Marmota monax) are at their plumpest this time of year because they are intentionally putting on weight in preparation for their winter hibernation, and they will rely on that extra fat to get through early spring until fruits and vegetation are available. In New England, depending on the weather, they may sleep through Groundhog Day and continue hibernating into March. Their diet consists mostly of grasses, clover, alfalfa and many plants we would consider weeds, but they also relish many of the same fruits and vegetables people do if they can find them. While primarily vegetarians, they do also eat small insects and snails. Groundhogs are sometimes known by other names, including marmot, woodchuck and whistle pig. The last of these names comes from its This groundhog at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site likes to relax on the wooden ramp of the forge building. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Jewelweed, one of the most abundant native plants, produces a tiny orange blossom along the slopes at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Montauk daisy’s pearly bud is just now showing up in the center of each whorl of leaves, and it might continue blooming until temperatures become quite chilly. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) alarm call, a high-pitched whistling sound. The common name woodchuck is an anglicization of one of its native American names, wuchak. Its species epithet “monax” is a variation of another of its Native American names, sometimes spelled moonack. Like other members of the squirrel family (Sciuridae), groundhogs have a reputation for stealing vegetables from unprotected gardens and can climb a tree or small fence when sufficiently motivated. Aside from arboreal dwelling members like many species of squirrel, this family includes burrowing species like chipmunks, groundhogs and further west, prairie dogs. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Football Sachems defeated by Knights in Saturday clash By Greg Phipps I n an unusual morning game, the Saugus High School football team fell behind by three touchdowns in the first half and couldn’t rebound from it in an eventual 40-12 defeat at Northeast Metro Tech last Saturday. The loss was the second in a row to start the season for Saugus, which is facing a very tough schedule in 2022. The Northeast game was similar to the season opener against Lynnfield when the Sachems were pounced on early by the opponent THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 ment submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, providing information about the program.) Who we are: Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofit group of volunteers who are helping to offset food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/ families who enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at Saugus Public schools on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, canned meals/soups/ tuna/vegetables, pasta, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfish, pretzels and granola bars. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. To sign up go here to complete online form: https://forms.gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9 Want to partner with us: We would love to partner with organizations, sports teams, youth groups, PTO’s, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@gmail. com HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags and couldn’t regain their footing. The Knights scored three touchdowns and added three two-point conversions to build a hefty 24-0 lead at halftime. To its credit , Saugus opened the second half in strong fashion by producing an offensive thrust. Running back Tommy DeSimone bowled in from five yards to account for the team’s first touchdown of the season. Thoughts of a possible comeback were shortlived. The Knights scored twice more (adding the two points each time) to extend their lead to 40-6. The Safor a weekend full of meals. Checks can also be sent directly to: Salem Five C/O Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Online donations can be made at https://givebutter. com/HealthySaugus “Saugus 411” is coming soon! Selectman Corinne Riley has been busy, helping to organize “Saugus 411.” “Dialing 4-1-1 was the old way to get information on the phone,” Riley said this week. “On the logo we use, it’s buttons to push the 411. The younger people will never know what it was like to call for a phone number.” In an email this week, Riley updated us on what’s been done and what’s left to do for the special orientation event for new Saugus residents – Saugus 411 – which is set for Oct.15 from 9 a.m. to noon. “Invitations went out to the newly-moved in residents. The list did not include all of 2022, just the beginning of the year I believe,” Riley said. “We did include some of 2020 and 2021 as that was the first list we were supposed to have invited pre-pandemic. However, hopefully with information in papers and social media, they will know that even though it’s an invitation to new residents, it is also open to all who want to come by. “There are many people who have lived here for years and don’t know some of the things that are ongoing here. Then next year, if this is a success and we would like to hold it again, we will send invites out to the previous year of newly moved in residents. chems did collect another touchdown when quarterback Cam Preston threw a 30-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. It was Preston’s first scoring toss of the season. Saugus was unsuccessful on two conversion attempts in the contest. The loss left the Sachems with an 0-2 mark on the early season. The team is looking for its first victory since the abbreviated, COVID-impacted 2020 campaign. Saugus finished last fall with an 0-11 record. Head coach Steve Cummings and his squad hope to break into the win col“Invitations to the non-profit organizations, houses of worship, committees that I could find that were still active. We have already received a dozen confirmed tables to get their information to the residents and they were just mailed out on Thursday. I’m sure we missed some, but hopefully by spreading the word, it will get to others we may have missed. “The other part of the schedule besides the tables of information, there will be a tour by students of the new High/ Middle school complex. I’m glad the district will be a part of this event. They will also be hosting tables to get their information on their educational programs. “We will be getting information out on social media to all Saugus businesses and services to see if they want to send business cards, or menus, or pens, etc. Nothing monetary, but to promote their businesses in a ‘welcome bag’ that we will be giving out. “There will be tables to help residents on town permitting, voting, CHARM center, and other town questions we can help them with. Also, we will be passing out a list of State and local elected officials with contact information so they know who they are and will help them with what precinct they live in to give them their Town Meeting representatives. “I really feel this is a great community outreach and hope we get a great turnout.” Stay tuned for more details, Saugus residents, especially newcomers. umn this week but it will be another tough task. A Watertown team sporting a 2-0 record visits Christie Serino Jr. Stadium this Friday evening (scheduled 6:30 p.m. kickoff). From there, it doesn’t seem any ea s ie r t o ge t fo r the Sachems. They travel for a Thursday night game against perennial powerhouse Swampscott on Sept. 29, and then host undefeated Salem on Friday, Oct. 7. The Sachems may have revenge on their minds after suffering a heartbreaking late-game loss to the Witches last season. Saugus seeks student poll workers Town Clerk Ellen Schena’s Office is looking for student election workers. It is a great way for them to learn how their government functions and how important it is to vote. Sixteen-year-old students are eligible to work a half day (six to eight hours); 17-18-year-old students may work a full day (eight to 12 hours). All students can receive community service, which is imperative to them in order to satisfy their High School requirement mandated for graduation, or they can be paid for their hours worked. In addition, the Town Clerk’s Office will gladly write letters of recommendation for the National Honor Society, colleges, etc. Interested students can stop by Town Hall or contact the Town Clerk’s Office to apply for work. Ask for Andrew DePatto, the Saugus Election Coordinator. He can be reached at 781-231-4102. Food pantry seeks volunteers Here’s a message from Pastor Joe Hoyle of Cliftondale Congregational Church about a collaborative community commitment to help needy Saugus residents: “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is a partnership between the churches in Saugus to ensure that no one in our community faces food insecurity. “With faithful donations and volunteers, we have been able to give out thousands of meals to our neighbors in need throughout the years. Saugus running back Tommy DeSimone scored on a five-yard TD run in last Saturday’s loss at Northeast Metro Tech The Food Pantry is open every Friday from 9:30am-11am, distributing pre-packaged groceries (including meat and produce) at 50 Essex St. “We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Joe Hoyle, Executive Director at office@clindalecc.org or 781-233-2663.” Looking for book donations The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover fiction for the ongoing book sale in the Community Room. They would also appreciate donations of gently used children’s books. Please limit donations at this time to only fiction and children’s books; they do not have storage space for other genres or media. Please... clean and newer books only – no tattered pages, bad odors, stains or dirty covers! Books may be dropped off at the Main Circulation Desk during business hours. Please do not place donations in the outdoor book drops. Compost site now open The community’s compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 Page 19 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 18 Site. The Town of Saugus accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781231-4036 with questions or for more information. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been nearly six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15-to20-minute interview over a drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works. SELECTMENS | FROM PAGE 13 its power – to make sure that what is emitted out of that stack is as minimal risk to the public as possible. So, in my mindset – in business – looking at this, I broke it into two parts. I got into the public health component, which in my opinion, as someone who lived down in East Saugus for 20 years, that to me is the most important. What can they do to improve any potential impact on public health? The second piece of it is economics. And looking at the economics of the deal – of what they’re willing to offer to our town for economic benefit in order to try to defray some of the environmental impact and economic impact we’ve felt by having this facility in town. So, I just want to be clear, and many people have reached out to me, asking about if this is an approvSELECTMENS | SEE PAGE 20

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 OBITUARIES Mrs. Maria L. (Fabrizio) DiChiara nic; two great grandchildren, David and Domenic; and one brother Alberto Fabrizio of Italy. She was predeceased by three brothers, Antonio, Enrico and Lorenzo Fabrizio. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at danafarber.jimmyfund.org. Relatives and friends were O f Saugus.Formerly of East Boston, age 74, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Sunday, September 18th surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Carmine DiChiara with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Avellino, Italy, Mrs. DiChiara was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Rachele (DeSimone) Fabrizio. A resident of Saugus since 1978 after living in East Boston, Maria was a former nurse’s aide at Annemark Nursing Home in Revere. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with family, especially with her adored great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. DiChiara is survived by her two daughters, Rachel Cieri and her husband Anthony and Rosa Freni and her husband Anthony all of Saugus; four grandchildren, Rachel, Anthony, Anthony and DomeSELECTMENS | FROM PAGE 19 al why are we waiting for the DEP meeting. In my opinion, this agreement tonight, whether it’s me who makes the motion or somebody else, I will only support this with the invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Wednesday. A funeral was held from the funeral home on Thursday followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus.Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Giuseppe “Joe” “Charlie” Todaro O f Saugus.Died peacefully in the loving presence of his family on Thursday, September 15th at his home in Saugus following a brief illness, he was 95 years old.Giuseppe was a native of Sciacca, Sicily, where he was the oldest of two children contingency that it’s binding based on DEP and the Board of Health’s decision. If they vote no to expand this ash landfill, then you can throw this deal out the window. Us voting tonight does not show that we’re for expanding the ash landfill. of the late Francesco & Grazia (Taormina) Todaro. He left Sicily when he was in his thirties and settled with family in Queens, NY.He met his lovely wife Lucy (Puleo) through mutual friends in Boston where Lucy resided.They later married in March of 1966.They moved to Queens, NY and two years later moved back to East Boston and later settled in Everett.Giuseppe was a devoted husband, father & loving family man, who was a very hard worker since the age of 14 when his father died, and he had to provide for his mother and sister. When he moved to Boston, he worked at the South Boston meat market and later worked until 80 years old at Viking Seafood in Malden, where he was a fish packer. He later moved to Saugus to live with his daughter & her family. He liked to garden and enjoyed fixing cars whether his own or family.The most cherished aspect of his life was family, that is what mattered most to him & gave him the most happiness. He is the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Puleo) Todaro of 40 years. The loving father of Graceann Cirame & husband John of Saugus. The cherished Papa of Joseph C. Cirame & Isabella L. Cirame both of Saugus. He is the dear brother of late Rosa Fazio of Italy. Also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews and Susan Viera, friend, and caretaker. What we’re saying is “If the DEP does its job, and they decide that it’s allowable to expand that ash landfill, then these are the parameters we’ll take in order for us to accept that and not put-up further resistance.” DEP is the deciding body. The 1. On Sept. 23, 1938, at the New York World’s Fair, a time capsule was buried with artifacts, including a newsreel of what kind of college sports event? 2. How are Sherlock Holmes, Beaker and The Electric Mayhem similar? 3. In what city would you find “Miracle Mile,” which was designed to appeal to automobile drivers? 4. On Sept. 24, 1956, what kind of transatlantic cable was completed? 5. What U.S. president stated, “No man ever listened himself out of a job”? 6. Who was Adam and Eve’s third child? 7. On Sept. 25, 1690, “Public Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick,” the first American multipage newspaper, was published where? 8. A lollipop man, which was a sign holder in Formula 1 racing, is also a name for a crossing guard in what country? 9. What bird’s name is equivalent to a minus three in golf? 10. On Sept. 26, 1949, LA’s “Hollywood” sign was changed from what to that name? 11. What does the zip in zip code stand for? 12. Mark Twain, in “Life on the Mississippi,” stated that what kind of race is “the most enjoyable of all”? 13. On Sept. 27, 1912, “The Memphis Blues,” the first published blues, went on sale in Memphis; who composed it? 14. What Notre Dame football star said, “When Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 18th in the Vertuccio & Smith home for Funerals, Revere. A funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Monday followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, in Saugus. Interment in Puritan lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. John V. Spencer, Jr John spent his career in Commercial Real Estate leasing, property management and development. He and his family lived in North Reading where he loved horseback riding in nearby Harold Parker State Park. He enjoyed traveling whether it was a golf trip, ski trip or a warm beach. Later in life he moved to Lynn with his wife Louise and for fourteen years together they enjoyed gardening and traveling extensively. An avid golfer, he never missed the opportunity to hit the course with family or friends. He also enjoyed watching Boston sports and working out at the gym. What brought him the most joy was spending time with close family and friends, sharing a meal and a bottle of wine. Besides his wife, he is surO f Lynn.Passed away peacefully September 12. He was the husband of Louise Martins-Spencer of Lynn. John was born on Sept. 20,1942 and grew up in Saugus where he met lifelong friends. He was the son of the late John and Margaret Spencer of Saugus. After high school, he attended the University of Massachusetts. Board of Health is the deciding body. It’s not the Board of Selectmen. The Charter is very clear. Our roles and responsibilities are very clear. We’re here to vote on a host agreement should a host agreement come into play. If the DEP votes ‘no,’ the going gets tough, the tough get going”? 15. What is the world’s longest motorway? 16. Who appeared as Sherlock Holmes in many films and later in the quiz show “Your Lucky Clue”? 17. On Sept. 28, 1850, Congress abolished what punishment on merchant vessels and in the U.S. Navy? 18. What Bing Crosby song is the best-selling physical single? 19. What initially promoted itself as “The Vacation Kingdom of the World”? 20. On Sept. 29, 1982, what Boston show about a bar premiered on TV? vived by sons John V. Spencer, III & his wife Deborah of North Reading and Timothy Spencer & his wife Kristen of Orlando, FL. He was also the grandfather to Madison Spencer of Manchester, England and Travis Spencer of North Reading. He is predeceased by his son Jason Spencer. Relative and friends are invited to attend a service in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Monday, September 26th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. it’s a non-factor. We’ve fought this fight for many years and have been on the losing end way too long. And for once, I want to see improvements in public health. I SELECTMENS | SEE PAGE 22 ANSWERS 1...... A football game 2. .... They are Muppet characters. 3. .... Los Angeles (Wilshire Boulevard) 4. .... Telephone 5. .... Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge 6. .... Seth 7. .... Boston (It was shut down by the government four days later.) 8. .... United Kingdom 9. .... Albatross 10. .. “Hollywoodland” 11. .. Zoning Improvement Plan 12. .. Steamboat 13. ..W. C. Handy 14. .. Knute Rockne 15. .. Pan American Highway 16. .. Basil Rathbone 17. .. Flogging 18. .. “White Christmas” 19. .. Disneyland in Florida 20. .. “Cheers”

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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, SEpTEmbEr 23, 2022 SELECTMENS | FROM PAGE 20 want to see capital investments be made. And I want to see the town get some more economic benefi t other than what we have for an agreement that was negotiated by a town manager 25 to 35 years ago. That’s where I’m coming from with this. There are people who are going to like it. There’s going to be people who don’t. I was elected to this board in 2015 knowing that I would vote with my heart, what my gut feels is best for Saugus. And that’s what I’m doing. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, Sept. 26 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from Sept. 20. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Appeals Meeting from Sept. 22. Thursday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. on Channel 9 – Man on the Street Interviews from Founders Day 2022. Friday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Girls Soccer vs. Revere from Sept. 23. Saturday, Oct.1 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Football vs. Watertown from Sept. 23. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice*** REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Adejobi, Oluwafi sayo K Basnet, Pawan BUYER2 Adejobi, Oluwafunmi I SELLER1 Harding, Dorothy E Harper, Robin A SELLER2 Harper, Stephan C ADDRESS 15 Hillcrest St 103 Essex St CITY Saugus Saugus DATE 09.02.22 08.30.22 PRICE 788980 965000

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