SAUGUS Nov. 5 Town of Saugus Election Ballot — see page 18 ADVOCATE Vol. 22, No. 39 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, September 27, 2019 A split MCAS report card for Saugus Excellent: Lynnhurst Elementary on “School of Recognition” list Poor: SHS and Belmonte Middle School “requiring assistance or intervention” By Mark E. Vogler P arents who send their children to Lynnhurst Elementary School should be beaming with great pride this week, knowing that their school is one of 67 on the “School of Recognition” list for remarkable results in the 2019 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests. But many of the parents of children attending Saugus ONE OF THE STATE’S TOP PERFORMERS: School officials learned this week that the Lynnhurst Elementary School is one of 67 on the “School of Recognition” List after continuing improvement in MCAS test results. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Winners of Annual Art Exhibition share stories behind their work Editor’s Note: For this week’s paper, we went down to the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center last Saturday night (Sept. 21) to find out the stories behind the five winning entries of the Second Annual Rumney Marsh Art Exhibition and what inspired the artists. People attending the show voted on what they thought were the best entries. Titled “Rumney Marsh Through the Seasons,” the exhibit featured art in any medium inspired by the beauty and fragility of the Rumney Marsh Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The show was sponsored by Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE). Highlights of this week’s interviews follow. First Place: John Decareau, “Bald Eagle,” a framed woodburning. Eugene and Arlene ASKS | SEE PAGE 2 High School and Belmonte Middle School may not be so pleased with the latest MCAS scores. Saugus High and Belmonte are among the 132 schools classified “among the lowest 10 percent of schools in the state” that were determined to be “in need of focused/targeted support.” The two schools were also classified as “requiring assistance or MCAS | SEE PAGE 5 THE BEST OF RUMNEY ART: left to right: Arlene and Eugene Decareau stand in front of a woodburning of a bald eagle created by their son, John, of Boiling Springs, S.C., which won first place in last weekend’s Second Annual Rumney Marsh Art Exhibition, which was sponsored by Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment. For more photos, see inside. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Warm & Welcoming best describes this custom 8 room, 4 bedroom Ranch featuring 3 full baths, sunny, fireplace living room & formal dining room w/ bay windows, open to updated kitchen, granite counters, granite island, stainless appliances including beverage center, ceramic tile flooring, glass tile back splash, mud room, newly updated full bath, master bdrm suite featuring huge walk-in closet & private bath, custom glass shower w/multiple shower heads, double sinks, unique, illuminating faucets, mirrors & shower. New addition adds room for the extended family offering den w/atrium door leading to yard, kitchenette, 4th bedroom & full bath. Spacious lower level waiting to be finished with fireplace, plumbing for bath & storage room. Corner lot featuring 2 driveways, private yard summer oasis, illuminating rock garden, AG pool, patio area w/built-in TV hookup, hardwood floors, C/A, newer gas heat and roof, updated electric, newer windows, one car garage. Nicely located on side street. Offered at $589,900 335 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 ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.419 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.859 Diesel Fuel $2.779 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.599 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Prices subject to change FLEET

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 3 Special Town Meeting SCTV gets help to build studio in Saugus Historical Society Bldg. and for new equipment By Mark E. Vogler t took two brief preliminary meetings – a 25-minute session of the Board of Selectmen and a seven-minute session of the Finance Committee – to pave the way for a Special Town Meeting vote Monday night on what could be a major financial investment in Saugus Cable TV. Both meetings were necI essary so that Town Meeting members would have a recommendation from the Finance Committee on an article seeking $550,000 for construction and/or renovation of a Public, Education and Government (PEG) Access studio/ facility in Saugus. Concerns about the lease between Saugus TV and the Saugus Historical Society for renting part of the society’s building at 30 Main St. and some financial issues kept the Finance Committee from making any recommendation on the article at last week’s meeting (Sept. 18). After FinCom Chair Kenneth DePatto and other committee members sat in on the meeting of selectmen, DePatto said he was satisfied that his committee should recommend the article for construction and/ or renovation of a PEG Access Studio/Facility in Saugus and related costs. Language in the article stipulates the money would be approved subject to later votes by the Board of Selectmen “as they see fit as to the ASKS | from page 2 Route 107, where there’s a little area where you can park without being worried about getting hit. I just jumped out of the car and snapped a photo. It was impromptu. So, I went home, just grabbed a canvas and started working. Q: So, you love the marsh? A: I do. I think it’s beautiful. I find marshes everywhere beauproject scope and details, and distribution and schedule of funds to be transferred from the PEG Access Enterprise Fund.” “More than likely, construction won’t begin until a lease has been signed,” DePatto said. He added that he is satisfied selectmen would be looking at the lease to make sure it’s in the town’s best interests. All of the funds would come from the PEG Access Enterprise Fund and be distributed under the authority and direction of the Board of Selectmen. The funds constitute the money received from ratepayers under the current Cable Television Renewal License Agreement and held in the enterprise fund. Saugus is in a unique situation. It’s not taxpayer’s money. But the Board of Selectmen are responsible for approving all funds. But there are several extra layers of local government oversight. Because of new state regulations, the funds must go through Town Meeting and are subject to oversight by the Finance Committee. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeffrey Cicolini expressed concerns about how involved selectmen should be. “It’s not up to us to be the gatekeepers and go in and review the bids,” Cicolini said. “It’s not up to us to determine whether the $550,000 is appropriate.” But the board certainly has tiful. I have been working on a painting for over a year of a marsh up in Brunswick, Maine. Emmanuelle Le Gal, of Lynn, did a watercolor painting of Rumney Marsh called “Nursery of the Sea,” which tied for third place. Q: So, this painting kind of makes a statement of the marsh, especially with this transmission line and the tower that goes through the marsh. A: Yes. The marsh is so beautithis,” Brazis said. “But I think the board has been working very hard on this and doing its due diligence.” Without a Finance Committee recommendation, Town Meeting members wouldn’t be able to vote on the studio construction/renovation project. The Special Town Meeting would have to return for a later session. SCTV Board of Directors MAKING HIS CASE: Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member Albert J. DiNardo advocates for SaugusTV project. He is also president of the SCTV Board of Directors. President Albert J. DiNardo made his case for the project during Town Meeting. “The last time I checked, we had $1.8 million that was collected over the years because we didn’t have to pay any rent,” DiNardo said, referring to the cable station’s current quarters at Saugus High School, which is slated to be torn down next year. “We were told multiple times that no municipal buildings were available,” DiNardo said, referring to the concerns made by Brazis during the selectmen’s meeting. The Town Meeting voted TAKING A VOTE: Members at Monday night’s Special Town Meeting. a role to play, Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta told colleagues during their meeting. “I do think it’s our responsibility to take a look at the lease,” Panetta said. Cicolini said that once selectmen feel comfortable with the lease, we’re trusting that ful, but it’s been threatened by what people are doing to it. I live on Winnepurkit Avenue in Lynn, and we visit the marsh all of the time. Yes, it is so beautiful. At the same time, you have a big road in the middle of it, with big poles and wires running through it. I wanted to show that conflict in the painting. People need to know it’s a beautiful place, yet a place that is threatened by human activity. they’re going to spend the money properly. Selectman Scott Brazis was the board’s lone opponent to SaugusTV’s move to 30 Main St. and the costs involved. “I still think there are other alternatives, and I can’t see spending that kind of money on overwhelmingly in support of the $550,000 for the new studio. Members also approved two other SCTV-related articles – one of them a $275,000 request to buy equipment for the studio. A third article seeks $215,088 for the operating budget of the PEG Access studio. Members also approved $335,000 for replacing air-conditioning units at the Public Safety Building and the Town Hall. Saugus Cultural Council seeks funding proposals T he Saugus Cultural Council is currently accepting proposals to fund communityoriented arts, humanities and science programs. The council has set a deadline of October 15 for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to spokesperson Mike Sullivan, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Saugus, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The council is part of a netMAKING A STATEMENT: Emmanuelle Le Gal, of Lynn, did a watercolor painting of Rumney Marsh called “Nursery of the Sea” to illustrate how modern technology threatens the beauty of the marsh. A ROADSIDE VIEW: Local artist Diane McLaughlin used a photo image of Rumney Marsh from Route 107 to fashion this oil canvas painting. work of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. This year, the council will distribute about $13,000 in grants. Previously funded projects included field trips to the North Shore Music Circus, a performance of William Shakespeare at Belmonte Middle School and visits by the travelling New England Aquarium. For local guidelines and complete information on the council, contact Mike Sullivan at 617-968-6261 or michaelsullivan027@gmail.com. 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These initiatives will reduce the impact on our environment while providing energy cost savings to the Town. * Continued infrastructure improvements to our water system, sewer system, sidewalks and roadways. * Completion of the Belmonte Middle School renovation. * Completion of the construction of our rail/bike trail. Serino also served as the ViceChairman of the Town Meeting Charter Committee. Working together, my colleagues and I were successful in securing, by a two thirds vote of Town Meeting, several charter changes which included: * Requiring the Town Manager to receive approval from the Board of Selectmen before any leasing of town property. * Requiring the School department to submit their budget to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen for the ensuing fiscal year by February 1st . Consequently, this benefits the School department by putting them in a position to discuss their budget at the start of the town’s budget process rather than at the end of the process. * Requiring the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen to develop a 5 year capital improvement plan. In 2015 Town Meeting passed the mixed use zoning by-law for the Route 1 corridor. Unfortunately, after the development of the former hilltop property, Mike Serino was the first public official to state his concern with the amount of residential development allowed on that site and the impact that this type of continued development along Route 1 could have on our community. After reviewing plans submitted by the developer, Serino calculated that residential units made up 92% of the project, whereas commercial represented only 8% of the project. Serino stated that although he favors the mixed use zoning concept he feels that the zoning by-law needs to be revised in order to require more commercial uses. The Town Manager did introduce an article to Town Meeting, which was passed unanimously, requesting a 2 year building moratorium on multi-family residential developments in order to study the impact to our community in regards to future projects. Serino also serves on the Aggregate Post Closure Committee. After many years of hard work, the committee recently negotiated a Reclamation Project / Fill Management Plan with Aggregate Industries, formally known as Trimount, in order to reclaim the 60 acre quarry site for future development. Currently, the committee is now in the process of negotiating a master plan in order to provide quality development on that site. In conclusion, I am honored to have served our community for many years. I was raised in a family with a rich tradition of public service. I truly believe that my experience, dedication, leadership skills and my ability to work with people would be an asset to the Board of Selectmen. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 7 “I see a lack of governance” Town Meeting member DiVirgilio chides SaugusTV board for not filing timely reports By Mark E. Vogler S augus Community Television, Inc. is risking possible heavy fines and potential loss of its nonprofit status if it doesn’t get caught up on filing its tax returns, various financial documents and annual reports, a Town Meeting member warned the company at Monday night’s Special Town Meeting. “The nonprofit is not in compliance,” said Precinct 10 Town Meeting member Steven DiVirgilio. “The nonprofit needs to amend its 2016 Federal Tax Return, which was submitted with no information. It needs to file its 2017 nonprofit tax returns. The organization will be subject to a fine of $10,000 or five percent of gross receipts, whichever is less,” he said. DiVirgilio, who is also a certified public accountant and a member of the town’s Finance Committee, told his colleagues that personal research he had done on the nonprofit corporation that oversees the operations of SaugusTV revealed some serious financial liability if the paperwork isn’t done. “So, as a licensed CPA who audits companies, audits nonprofits, does financial statements, taxes, I see a lack of governance,” DiVirgilio said. “But, when you come to MCAS | from page 5 (CTP) of 50 percent or higher, indicating that the school is improving. Only two of the six Saugus Schools have reached that percentage. Here is a summary of how each of the six schools in the district ranked under the 2019 whelming support on three warrant articles totaling more than a million dollars – much of that will be used to improve the operations while building a new studio in a building it plans to share with the Saugus Historical Society. (See related story.) HARSH WORDS: Finance Committee/Town Meeting Member Steven DiVirgilio questions the financial responsibility of the SaugusTV board at Monday night’s Special Town Meeting. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Town Meeting, I would disclose that. I would disclose that you are a couple of years behind. I don’t know why you don’t. So, to me, the accounting hasn’t been done, or it’s either too difficult or you don’t have the right people in place,” he said. “But I don’t understand it. It could be contingent liability there. It is possible that their nonprofit status has been revoked. I don’t know. If that was the case, I would hope that would be disclosed. But, if you don’t file for three years, you Assessment and Accountability data released by DESE: Lynnhurst Elementary School – With a CTP of 90 percent, the school is easily meeting or exceeding its targets, and is substantially above the 75 percent threshold. This is a school with an enrollment of 282 for October 2018. The school was among the 67 on are automatically revoked. That turns you into a for-profit corporation,” he said. “So, I’ll ask this to one of the board members, ‘Are you in compliance with the Department of Revenue? Can you get a certificate of good standing? And has there been any correspondence from the United States Treasury Department as to the status of the nonprofit status. Has it been revoked?’” DiVirgilio was one of the few critics of Saugus Cable TV (SCTV), which received overthe “School of Recognition” list, chosen for “high growth” in students meeting their targets. This school had the best percentage in the district for meeting or exceeding expectations for testing results. For “We have no choice but to file them” Precinct 4 Town Meeting member Albert J. DiNardo, who is also president of the Board of Directors of Saugus Community Television, Inc., went to the lectern to respond to DiVirgilo’s critique. DiNardo said the lawyer representing Saugus Cable has already made public comments about the nonprofit’s records-keeping situation. “Our attorney was at the Finance Committee meeting Wednesday night and explained it all very well,” DiNardo said. “The problem is that ... and if you recall, SaugusTV has been under three separate corporations in the last seven or eight years. It’s been bounced back and forth,” he said. “Our employees, as a matter of fact, have been paid from three separate corporations, although they have worked for one corporation. When they go for a mortgage, it looks like they have worked for three different English Language Arts (ELA): 3rd grade, 73; 5th grade, 83. For Mathematics: 5th grade, 85. For Science: 5th grade, 75. Its biggest improvement came in 5th grade Mathematics, where the students meeting or exceeding companies. So, there has been a lot of turmoil and the last corporation – and I really don’t want to get into it, because we are in litigation because there was some questionable monies unaccounted for …” DiNardo added that SaugusTV’s attorney is in the process of filing the delinquent documents and updating information. Efforts to update the records have been hampered because the nonprofit is still waiting to receive audit reports, according to DiNardo. “We met with the auditors last week. And all those will be filed. We have to file. We have no choice but to file them,” DiNardo said. “But it has taken us years to stabilize the operations, to bring it back to where we are today, separate from the town and separate from these old corporations. I think the town is looking into that, and I heard that it’s even gone to the state Attorney General,” he said. DiVirgilio noted that the nonprofit could also face fines from the state Attorney General’s Office for failure to file required records. “This information is supposed to be available online to the public with the Attorney General’s office. It is not, so there will be fines there as well,” he said. expectations increased from 65 percent to 85 percent. The school achieved these doubledigit improvements for meeting or exceeding expectations: MCAS | SEE PAGE 8 NEEDING SOME HELP: For the second consecutive year, the Belmonte Middle School has been cited by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as “in need of focused/targeted support” because poor MCASresults.

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Selectman over School Committee Town Charter keeps Coller from running for two “major” town offices concurrently, town clerk advises By Mark E. Vogler M ichael A. Coller said he had planned to have his name on the Nov. 5 town election ballot as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. And on a list released by the Town Clerk’s Office last week, Coller was listed as having enough signatures certified to run for both offices. But Town Clerk Ellen Schena advised Coller last Friday that he had to make a choice between the two positions. “It has come to our attention that as per the Town Charter you are unable to run for both Board of Selectmen and School Committee,” Schena wrote in an email to Coller last Friday. Schena cited Article 2, Section 1A of the Sagugus Town Charter: “Candidacy Limit on Town-wide Elective Office. For the purposes of this section, “major town-wide elective office” shall mean the selectmen’s office, the school committee and the housing authority and “townside office” shall mean all other elected offices in the town. No person’s name may appear on the ballot for more than 1 major town-wide elective office. A person’s name may appear on the ballot for any town-side office and town meeting within such person’s precinct. (As amended by Ch 99 Acts of 2011)” “You will need to pick one office to appear on the Ballot. Please let my office know which office and I will need this in writing (email will be accepted) as soon as possible,” she said. Coller had threatened a lawMCAS | from page 7 Enjoy Everett’s Unique Steak House We offer an authentic dining experience featuring homemade recipes from Brazil, passed down from generations. 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Its 4th graders tested in ELA fared better than the state average, with 66 percent of the students meeting or exceeding expectations compared to 52 percent. But only 48 percent of 3rd graders met or exceeded expectations in ELA compared to 56 percent statewide. The school has an Accountability percentile of 50, dropping from 53 last year. Douglas Waybright Elementary School – a 40 percent CTP. This is a school with an enrollment of 229 for OcONE OFFICE IS ENOUGH: Michael A. Coller aspired to run for two major offices in the town’s fall elections, but was forced to pick one. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) suit to assert his right to run for the two positions at once. “My team has decided that I will move forward to Campaign as Selectman,” he wrote in an email to Schena. Coller, who ran unsuccessful campaigns for the 9th Essex District House seat (2018) and Board of Selectmen (2017) had initially pulled out nomination papers for a third position – the Saugus Housing Authority. tober 2018 that made “moderate progress toward targets.” The school was comparable to the state in meeting or exceeding expectations in most MCAS testing categories. But 4th graders in Mathematics lagged far behind the state average; only 32 percent of the students exceeded or met expectations compared to 50 percent statewide. Only 37 percent of 5th graders in ELA exceeded or met expectations compared to 52 percent statewide. But 59 percent of 5th graders taking Mathematics met or exceeded expectations compared to 48 percent statewide. Its Accountability percentile was 49, dipping slightly from 51 last year. Oaklandvale Elementary School – a 33 percent CTP. This is a school with an enrollment of 241 as of October 2018. It made “moderate progress toward targets.” The students taking MCAS tests were comparable to the state average in meeting or exceeding expectations. The 3rd graders taking ELA did much better than the state average, with 67 percent meeting or exceeding expectations compared to 56 percent for the state. The 3rd graders also did much better in Mathematics, with 54 percent meeting or exceeding expectations compared to 49 percent statewide. But 4th and 5th graders lagged behind the state in MCAS | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 9 Attorney general rejects article setting procedures for nonbinding resolutions By Mark E. Vogler S augus Town Meeting members have lost the freedom to introduce nonbinding resolutions on short notice and without having to post them on a warrant. A town bylaw passed unanimously at a Special Town Meeting in June would have allowed a citizen to give 48 hours written or electronic notice to the town clerk in order to present a resolution. But state Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office has rejected the new ordinance because it conflicts with existing law that requires matters considered by Town Meeting to be posted on a warrant seven days before an Annual Town Meeting and at least 14 days before any Special Town Meeting. “The proposed Section 214.00 conflicts with G.L. c. 39, § 10, because it proposes to allow a Town Meeting to vote on a matter not included on the Town Meeting warrant,” Assistant Attorney General Nicole B. Caprioli of the AG’s Municipal Law Unit wrote in a Sept. 23 letter to Town Clerk Ellen Schena. “Because the Town cannot by by-law provide for a process to allow Town Meeting to consider and vote on subjects (even non-binding resolutions) that were not included in a properly posted and noticed warrant, the proposed Section 214.00 conflicts with G.L. c. 39, § 10 and we are required to disapprove and delete it,” Caprioli concluded. A history of unwarranted resolutions For many years, Saugus Town Meeting members have considered nonbinding resolutions that were not noticed on a warrant. But earlier this year, Town Moderator Steve Doherty expressed concerns that the past practice of introducing nonbinding resolutions wasn’t proper. Doherty later explained he had contacted moderators from towns around the state to obtain a ruling that would not allow Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Ron Wallace to introduce his resolution supporting school custodians. Wallace and other Town Meeting members protested that Doherty’s decision to block Wallace from introducing a resolution supporting the custodians was political because such a resolution might embarrass the School Committee. Corinne Riley, the former School Committee member who is a candidate for the Board of Selectmen, organized an effort for a Special Town Meeting. She introduced an article providing for a nonbinding resolution to oppose privatization. She also spearheaded a signature drive for another article that established a procedure for considering future nonbinding resolutions. The symbolic resolution supporting the custodians passed with opposition from just a handful of Town Meeting members. But the vote on the new procedures for introducing future resolutions received unanimous support despite the legal advice offered by Town Counsel John Vasapolli. He told Town Meeting members that he still didn’t feel comfortable with members considering nonbinding resolutions that aren’t on the warrant. Vasapolli insisted that no action of a Town Meeting is valid unless it first appears on the warrant. Vindication for Vasapolli and Doherty Doherty and Vasapolli were right, according to the Attorney General’s ruling. Doherty said he had a problem with the article because it would allow matters to be discussed at Town Meeting without giving the public adequate notice and the opportunity to respond. “I expected it to come back, and the town counsel said the same thing – that a resolution has to be on the warrant before it can be discussed,” Doherty said in an interview this week. “Doing it the other way leaves open the possibility for somebody to sneak something RESOLUTIONS | SEE PAGE МС SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 781-289-6466 WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Saugus Police Department earns state reaccreditation (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree this week.) S augus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti are pleased to announce that the Saugus Police Department has earned and received its State Re-Accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC). Interim Chief Giorgetti accepted the award at a ceremony at the Connors Center in Dover on Sept. 10. The Saugus Police Department first received its accreditation in 2016 following an extensive process to revise and implement standards and update policy. The process requires a department to be in compliance with 246 mandatory and various optional standards involving jurisdiction of mutual aid, collection and preservation of evidence, communications, crime analysis, fiscal management, internal affairs, juvenile operations, public information, records, traffic, training, drug enforcement, victim and witness assistance, and more. The accreditation certifies that the Saugus Police Department “has fully demonstrated its commitment to police excellence by living up to a body of progressive standards to ensure that the delivery of police services within the Commonwealth is at the highest level of professionalism and integrity and having reflected the best professional practices in each area of police management, administration, operations, and support services,” according to MPAC. “I am proud of Interim Police Chief Giorgetti and the Saugus Police Department for their professionalism and commitment to best practices, which is reflected in the Town’s award of this State Re-Accreditation,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “I would also like to thank the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and Town Meeting for giving us the support to be able to move forward in this esteemed direction.” The accreditation process is long and rigorous. It involves both an internal self-review and an external assessment by MPAC’s team of experts. The process is a self-initiated evaluation by which police departments strive to meet and maintain the top standards of law enforcement. It is considered the best measure for a police department to compare itself against the established best practices around the country and region. The Saugus Police Department was assessed this June by a team of commission-ap505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL: Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti hold the ReAccreditation Certificate that was recently presented to the Police Department. 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These carefully selected measures include the following: Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid, Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Communications, Working Conditions, Crime Analysis, Community Involvement, Financial Management, Internal Affairs, Juvenile Operations, Patrol Administration, Public Information, Records, Traffic, Training, Drug Enforcement and Victim/Witness Assistance. MPAC offers two program awards: certification and accreditation, with accreditation the higher of the two. Accreditation is granted for a period of three years. Participation in the program is voluntary. “Achieving re-accreditation is a testament to the quality of police work at the Saugus Police Department,” Chief Giorgetti said. “I want to thank the Town Manager for his support on this important initiative. I would also like to extend my thanks to all department personnel for their efforts in maintaining the accreditation standards and for their assistance throughout this process,” he said. “I’d like to recognize Lt. Timothy O’Brien for his continued commitment, dedication and professionalism in managing and maintaining the accreditation standards, along with Detective Lt. David Gecoya, Lt. Michael Ricciardelli, Sgt. Kevin Murphy, and Detective John Daigle.” Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 60 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 27, 2019 Page 11 Governor Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products State responds to public health concerns about unexplained vaping-related illness; Prohibits online and retail sale of nicotine, flavored, non-flavored and marijuana vaping products effective immediately BOSTON– Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of ecigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail stores and online. The sales ban applies to all vaping products and devices, including tobacco and marijuana. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts through January 25, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of lung disease that has been associated with the use of ecigarettes or vaping products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges). To date, the CDC has confirmed 530 cases of lung injury across 38 states. MCAS | from page 8 ELA: 4th graders: 36 percent compared to 52 percent statewide; 5th graders: 41 percent compared to 52 percent statewide. The school’s Accountability percentile was 39, dipping from 46 in the previous year. Saugus High School – a 38 percent CTP. Its overall progress toward improved targets has dipped from 57 percent in the previous year, as it has made only “moderate progress toward targets.” This is a school with an enrollment of 699 as of October 2018. Saugus High is one of the 132 schools classified as among the lowest 10 While many of the patients reported recent use of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products, some reported using both THC and nicotine products. No single product has been linked to all cases of lung disease. “The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products is exploding and we are seeing reports of serious lung illnesses, particularly in our young people,”said Governor Charlie Baker.“The purpose of this public health emergency is to temporarily pause all sales of vaping products so that we can work with our medical experts to identify what is making people sick and how to better regulate these products to protect the health of our residents.” The U.S. Surgeon General has called teen e-cigarette use an epidemic. According to the CDC, since 2014 e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among both middle and high school students. In Massachusetts, 41 percent of the state that have been identified as “in need of focused/targeted support” and deemed to be “requiring assistance and intervention.” The school’s performance level has plummeted over the past year. MCAS scores for 10th graders are lagging behind the state by double-digits. In Mathematics, only 42 percent of Saugus High sophomores have met or exceeded expectations, compared to 59 percent statewide. In ELA, 51 percent of Saugus High 10th graders have met or exceeded expectations, compared to 61 percent statewide. Fifteen percent of the school’s 10th grade students did not percent of all youth in 2017 reported trying e-cigarettes and 1 in 5 reported using e-cigarettes regularly. Current use of e-cigarettes among high school students is 6 times higher than that for adults (3.3% of adults reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days). During the temporary ban, the Administration will work with medical experts, state and federal officials to better understand vaping illnesses and work on additional steps to address this public health crisis. This could include legislation and regulations. The Administration will also work on providing more resources for a public awareness campaign and smoking cessation programs. The Baker-Polito Administration has strengthened the Helpline’s robust outreach about nicotine replacement therapies so individuals who were previously vaping are not inadvertently steered to traditional cigarettes. Individuals who would like help seeking AN IMPROVING SCHOOL: The latest MCAS tests released by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education determined that Veterans Memorial Elementary School made “substantial progress toward targets.” meet expectations in Mathematics, compared to 9 percent statewide. Only 4 percent of 10th graders exceeded expectations in Mathematics compared to the statewide average of 13 percent. Only 7 percent of the 10th graders exceeded expectations in ELA, compared to 13 percent statewide. The school’s Accountability percentile has dropped from 23 to 16 over the past year. Belmonte Middle School – a 46 percent CTP. Its overall progress toward improved targets has increased from 8 percent over the past year. Even so, the state has dubbed this school “requiring assistance or intervention” for the second straight year. A year ago, it was among 30 schools in Massachusetts “requiring assistance or intervention” while being “in need of focused/targeted support.” Despite some signs of progress, the Belmonte is one of 132 schools rated among the lowest 10 percent of schools in the state. This is a school with an enrollment of 634 as of October 2018. The school’s best MCAS performance was achieved by 6th graders in Mathematics, where 53 percent of the students met or exceeded expectations compared to 52 percent statewide. That was the only instance among 10 testing areas where the school bested the state average. The gap between the school and state average was greatest for 7th treatment are encouraged to call the Helpline at 1-800-QUITNOW or visitmakesmokinghistory.org. Massachusetts has made significant progress over the past two decades in curbing youth and adult tobacco use. In 1996, the youth smoking rate was 36.7%. Today, the youth smoking rate is 6.4%. The adult smoking rate is also low, with just under 14% of adults using combustible tobacco products. “Our priority is protecting the public health,”said Public Health Commissioner Bharel, MD, MPH.“The Governor’s actions today will help prevent more cases of this dangerous lung disease while getting people, especially young people, the help they need to quit.” To further inform the public about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarette use, DPH is relaunching two public awareness campaigns aimed at educating parents and middle and high school-aged youth. “Different Products, Same graders in Mathematics, where only 27 percent of the students met or exceeded expectations compared to 48 percent statewide. Only 40 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded expectations in ELA, compared to 52 percent statewide. The school’s Accountability percentile increased from 9 to 13, but is still among the lowest in Danger,”originally launched in April 2019, links the dangers of vaping to cigarette smoking, and was developed with the input and feedback from middle and high school students across the state. “The New Look of Nicotine Addiction,”originally launched in July 2018, seeks to spread the word that these high-tech products are harmful and contain nicotine which can damage a teenager’s developing brain and lead to addiction. More information on both campaigns is available atmass. gov/vapingandgetoutraged. org. Materials are also available for download on theMassachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse website. Over the next four months, the Administration will work closely with the Legislature, public health officials and other stakeholders to consider legislative and/or appropriate regulatory reforms. For more information please visit:mass.gov/vapingemergency the state. 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Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ It’s time for Saugus voters to clean house Dear Editor, I have been reading many how many of our town meeting members have attended all the Sizzling Hot Savings! Antibiotic Free! BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST Family Pack Family Pack - Bone In CENTER CUT PORK CHOPS McKinnon’s Best Angus USDA Choice - Family Pack MARINATED SIRLOIN TIPS All Varieties! Family Pack - Bone In COUNTRY STYLE SPARE RIBS Creamy Smooth AVOCADOS ROAST BEEF Save 50¢ each 10/$ 10 McKinnon’s Own Sliced to Order Seasoned & Slow-Roasted In Store! McKinnon’s Own MARINATED BONELESS CHICKEN THIGHS Save $1 lb. MCAS | from page 11 McKinnon’s Best Angus USDA Choice TOP ROUND ROASTS Save $3 lb. Family Pack - Sweet or Hot FRESH ITALIAN SAUSAGES No MSG! Utz TORTIYAHS HAM Save $2 Celebrity IMPORTED Save $2.50 lb. Sale Dates: Friday, September 27th to Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 and the average scores in both ELA (506) and Math (505) were both in the Meeting Expectations category. Also new in this year’s results is the first administration of the next-generation Science assessments in grades 5 and 8, which showed 48 percent of fifth graders and 46 percent of eighth graders scoring meeting expectations on the new standards. The state’s accountability data – which looks at additional factors beyond test results, including graduation rates, attendance and other measures – shows that 71 percent of schools met or made substantial progress toward meeting improvement targets in the last two years. “I am pleased to see the statewide increases in ELA and math test scores this year,” DESE Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley said. “Even as much work remains, especially in increasing student access to deeper, engaging learning, this data shows many bright spots across our Commonwealth,” Riley said. This year’s results are the third year of next-generation ELA and Mathematics MCAS results for grades 3-8. It is also the first year of results on the nextgeneration ELA and Mathematics MCAS results for grade 10. Next-generation MCAS scores fall into four categories on a scale that runs from 440 to 560 points: Exceeding Expectations, Meeting Expectations, Partially Meeting Expectations and Not Meeting Expectations. While the next-generation ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: New MCAS results released this week by the state show that the Douglas Waybright Elementary School made “moderate progress toward targets.” test has different categories than the legacy test, the minimum passing score that 10th graders need in order to meet the testing requirement for graduation is currently set at the equivalent of the minimum passing score on the legacy MCAS. On the next-generation MCAS, that equivalent falls within the “Not Meeting Expectations” category. Eighty-seven percent of 10th comments regarding the upcoming town election and the number of people running to replace the town boards. I have to agree that it’s time to clean house and get the town up and running again. It doesn’t seem like some of our town officials have the welfare of the town in mind when they are making some decisions. However, I have not read anything about the Town Meeting members. I would like to know meetings and voted for things that are good for the town and not voted for things on their own agendas. It may be time to clean out the Town Meeting while we are being encouraged to vote for new people on the town boards. The Town Meeting is just as important as the other boards making decisions and, after watching some of the meetings, I think some of the decisions are self-serving. Just curious if other people feel the same way as I do. I have been a resident of the town for over 60 years. I was born here and grew up here and raised my family here and it breaks my heart to see what is becoming of our once lovely town. I think it’s time for the same-old, same-old stuff to be over. Personally, I think it’s time for us to become a city and get rid of the “good old boys” who have been running things for too long. Sincerely, Fran Kramich Saugus SCTV board members express gratitude to everyone who made their new home possible Dear Editor, The Saugus Community Television, Inc. (SCTV) Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the Board of Selectmen, The Finance Committee, Town Meeting Members and the entire Town of Saugus for assuring a future location for Saugus TV. The Board of Directors and staff have and will continue to work diligently on ensuring that the Town of Saugus will have a state-of-the-art facility for the future of its residents. Sincerely, SCTV Board of Directors graders, the same as the previous year, met the minimum testing requirement for graduation in all three subjects. That interim passing stanMCAS | SEE PAGE 13 LOOKING TO IMPROVE: New MCAS results released this week by the state show that the Oaklandvale Elementary School made “moderate progress toward targets.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 13 Saugus Faith Notes he latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship. T The Pumpkin Patch seeks volunteer help If anyone is free for a couple of hours tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28), the First Congregational Church in Saugus Center can use your help unloading about 3,000 pumpkins for the Annual Pumpkin Patch, which will run from Sept. 28 through Halloween, Oct. 31. The truck is due in at 9 a.m. Pumpkins of all sizes will be displayed on the church lawn and will be available for purchase every day from 10 a.m. to closing. Saugus is one of many communities receiving pumpkins from the Navajo Reservation near Farmington, N.M., working with a program called Pumpkin Patch USA, which coordinates the destination of the pumpkins. The church and the Navajo Reservation both benefit from the pumpkins. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the various shifts for the selling of pumpkins during the month of October. Students needing community service are eligible for credit for helping unload or doing a shift. MCAS | from page 12 dard will remain in place for at least this year’s juniors and sophomores (the classes of 2021 and 2022). DESE will decide in the future whether to transition to a higher minimum score to better reflect students’ readiness for college and careers. Parents should receive their child’s scores from their school district in October. When reviewing students’ scores, students, parents and educators should keep in mind the following: If interested please contact Carl Spencer at 781-233-9196. Proceeds from the Patch help fund a yearly $500 scholarship for any graduating Saugus High School student who is continuing on to further education. Applications with the criteria listed are available from the church office. “The Pumpkin Patch” looks forward to having everyone come and enjoy this great fall event. Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community maintains a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the Facebook Page for details of important upcoming events. “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus” The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus that aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus • In general, the standards for Meeting Expectations are more rigorous than the standards for reaching the Proficient level on the legacy MCAS. • Next-generation MCAS scores should not be compared to legacy MCAS scores. Assessment results will be posted at http://profiles.doe. mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspxandhttp://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/ mcas.aspx. For more information on the next-generation MCAS, visit http://www.doe. mass.edu/mcas/parents/results-faq.html. public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and currently is serving about 50 Saugus children with food bags each Friday. Donations of food or checks can be given to any of the Saugus churches listed below, and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in the memo line. A list of foods needed and sizes is below. If you want to buy and donate food, it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can buy most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. (Examples: You can get 18-packs of 7.5 oz. macaroni & cheese and 8-packs of 5 oz. tuna.) If you want to donate money and/or food or have questions about the program, call Dennis Gould at cell 617-247-4847 or email him at jdgould1969@ aol.com. Here is the 4 Week Menu Cycle – Saturday & Sunday: WEEK 1 Breakfast: 2 granola bars. Snack: 2 bags of graham crackers. Lunch: 1 jar of peanut butter (15 oz.) & 1 jar of jelly or jam (15 oz.), 1 loaf of bread, 2 apThe state’s accountability system is designed to measure how a school or district is doing and what kind of support it may need. Under the accountability system, most of the state’s schools are designated as not requiring assistance or intervention. Schools that require assistance or intervention are considered “in need of focused/targeted support” or Eminating from The Clubhouse in Chelsea... A Tradition Continues Just as we prepare a great steak, we strive to provide a dining experience just the way you like it. POOR MCAS RESULTS: The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has identified Saugus High School as among “the lowest 10 percent of schools in the state” after the latest MCAS results were released this week. Function Room up to 75 Guests 817 Broadway (Route 1 South), Saugus (781) 558-2271 plesauce cups (4 oz.), 1 can of green beans (15 oz.). WEEK 2 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, can get 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of goldfish crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of tuna (5 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of peaches (4 oz.), 1 can of corn (15 oz.). WEEK 3 Breakfast: 2 packets of oatmeal (1.5 oz., can get 36-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of animal crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of chicken (5 or 10 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of mixed fruit (4 oz.), 1 can of carrots (15 oz.). WEEK 4 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of pretzels. Lunch: 2 boxes of macaroni & cheese (7.5 oz., can get 18-box at BJ’s), 2 boxes of apple juice, 1 can of peas (15 oz.). To make grocery donations, please drop off at any of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, see the days and times listed. “in need of broad/comprehensive support.” Of those in need of broad/comprehensive support, some are underperforming, and some are chronically underperforming. Accountability data will be included in school and district profiles (http://profiles.doe. mass.edu/) and at http://www. doe.mass.edu/accountability/ lists-tools.html. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus; 781-2331242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus; 781233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus; 781231-1690. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 7 p.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus; 781-2332497. Bagging groceries: third Thursdays at 7 p.m. First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus; 781-233-3028. Bagging groceries: fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m. New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Dr., Saugus; 781-2336384. Bagging groceries: fifth Thursdays at 7 p.m. The church will also be a backup site in case another church cannot host on its day. Calling all faiths Got a special event at your parish that you would like to tell the community about? Email the information under the subject line Saugus Advocate Faith Notes to mvoge@comcast.net . There is no charge for letting the public know about your event. The accountability results released this week will be among the information included on school and district report cards that will be available in late December. Those report cards will also include information on student discipline rates, students’ access to the arts, educator qualifications, students’ course passing rates, and per-pupil spending. Restaurant Hours Monday – Wednesday 11:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M. Thursday – Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M. Sunday 12:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Lounge open until 1 a.m. Our Menu features Classics, Premium Barbecue, Seafood, Lunch Specials, House Specials, Healthy Options, and Beverages for all occasions.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Sachems’ offense struggles in loss to Vikings By Greg Phipps T he Saugus Sachems couldn’t get much going in the way of offense last Friday night and ended up dropping a 23-6 decision to the Winthrop Vikings in a Northeastern Conference (NEC) clash at Winthrop. The Sachems were coming off a promising effort against Bedford the week before, when they battled back from a deficit but fell short in an exciting overtime contest. Against the Vikings, Saugus had difficulty handling Winthrop’s defensive front line. As a result, the Vikings pressured Sachems quarterback Mason Nickolas all day. That is until Nickolas was injured in the third quarter and had to leave the game via ambulance with a reported elbow injury. The game was actually scoreless through the majority of the first half, and the Sachems scored first. Running back Marven Jeans, held to just 31 yards rushing for the game, made it to the end zone on an eightyard touchdown run in the final minute to give Saugus a short-lived 6-0 edge. Winthrop immediately retaliated when the ensuing kickoff was returned for a TD. The hosts took the lead on a successful two-point conversion for an 8-6 halftime advantage. The Vikings produced all 15 second-half points. Meanwhile, Saugus’s offense was unable to muster any points. Losing starting QB Nickolas, possibly for the season, didn’t help matters. “Your heart breaks with something like that because it may be something that sidelines [Nickolas] all year,” Saugus head coach Steve Cummings told the press after the game. “It’s a tough loss for us because [Nickolas is] a big part of what we do. It means other people will have to step up. We’re going to have to figure it out.” Christian Correia took over at quarterback in place of Nickolas, but the offense had trouble getting anything to work. Cummings said his team missed out on some early chances, and he also credited the Vikings for their effort. “Early on we had great field position and we fumbled away three points. That could have made a big difference,” he said. “But Winthrop had a great game plan. They executed really well and my hat’s off to them.” Falling to 0-2 after the loss, Saugus faces a huge challenge when it takes on perennial NEC powerhouse Marblehead, which is 2-0 and routed Gloucester, 49-0, last week. The game has a scheduled 11 a.m. start on Saturday at Stackpole Field.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 15 Boys’ soccer: Sachems outscore Fishermen, 5-3 By Greg Phipps U sually five games into a season doesn’t constitute a must-win situation. But the Saugus High School boys’ soccer team may have been facing that circumstance entering last Saturday’s tilt at Gloucester. The Sachems had started off the 2019 campaign by dropping three of their first four games, and they fell behind in Saturday’s contest. After James Rodrigues hit the post on a close-in chance for Saugus midway through the first half, the Fishermen made the first noise by pulling ahead, 1-0, at the 12:22 mark. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for the Sachems to respond, as Ben Tapia-Gately scored less than two minutes later to tie it. He then gave Saugus the lead just minutes later when he tallied on a breakaway. Gloucester evened it with five minutes left in the session before Kyle McLaughlin would regain the advantage for the visitors by making good on a header. That tally gave Saugus a 3-2 lead at halftime. Head coach Josh Hickey said the scoring eruption represented more goals than his team had managed through the previous four games. “I don’t think we scored this many goals all season before today,” he said after the contest. “I think we had a good game all around. The ball movement was pretty good and the goaltending was great.” The performance by Saugus netminder Jacob Goodwin may have saved the game for the Sachems, whose defense allowed Gloucester numerous close-in opportunities. Goodwin came up with several highlight stops, especially in the second half. Rodrigues redeemed his early miss by scoring twice in the second period. His first tally Saugus forward Ben TapiaGately breaks in on net as a Gloucester defender tries to stop his progress in last Saturday’s 5-3 Sachems win. (Advocate Photos by Greg Phipps) gave the Sachems a 4-2 lead, and the second regained the two-goal advantage with seven minutes left after the Fishermen had pulled within one. Rodrigues’s second score came off a nice high shot from about Town Manager receives renewal of Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official designation (The following info is from a press release issued by the Town Manager’s Office this week.) T he Office of Saugus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree is pleased to announce that Town Manager Crabtree has once again been designated as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) by the state’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the highest title in the state contracting program. Town Manager Crabtree received notice of his recertification earlier this year after enrolling in and completing 25 continuing education credits, and successfully completing a two-day MCPPO Recertification Course and Exam. The Town Manager was first designated as an MCPPO in 2015. By law, MCPPO designees must renew their certification every three years by documenting their continuing professional education, knowledge and skill in the field of public procurement. The OIG administers the MCPPO program to develop the capacity of public purchasing officials to operate effectively and promote excellence in public procurement. As part of the program, designees are taught cost-effective, ethical and modern purchasing practices; the stewardship of resources in the public’s interest; and compliance with Massachusetts contracting laws. The program also provides an opportunity for public officials to discuss and exchange ideas and best practices among procurement officials. Awarding of the MCPPO designation demonstrates the recipient’s commitment to excellence in public procurement. The Town Manager stated, “I am proud to continue my professional development in the public purchasing field so that I can continue to better understand the interworking of the Purchasing Department, as well as offer my expertise in regard to numerous capital projects, such as the new MiddleHigh School and Master Plan District-Wide Solution, which includes the renovations of Belmonte Middle School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School.” The Massachusetts School Building Authority requires that one appointed member of a School Building Committee hold an MCPPO designation. Town Manager Crabtree is the MCPPO-designated appointed member on the Saugus Building Committee for the Middle-High School project. For more information, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 781-231-4111. J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. 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Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A Special Tribute for Gordon Shepard When it comes to taking pride in the veterans’ graves at Riverside Cemetery, there isn’t a more selfless Saugonian that Gordon Shepard, whose volunteer work is legendary. This is short notice. But if you really want to show some appreciation for Gordy, then plan on showing up tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28) at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery for a special tribute for his most recent project, which involved several years of work overseeing the restoration of the Civil War burial plot at the front of the cemetery facing Winter Street. It would be difficult for anyone entering or passing by the cemetery to not notice the great work that’s gone on with the installation of legible marble grave markers which have replaced the old, worn out ones. Visitors can now identify all of the Civil War veterans buried in this section. And there’s been replacement of granite cannon balls that once stood on platforms near the two granite cannons that flank the steps leading into the Civil War burial plot. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War invite the public to a “Program of Rededication” for the General Edward Winslow Hincks Post No. 95 Grand Army of the Republic Burial Plot. Gordy will receive the National Organization of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War’s Founders Award “for his work in restoring Veterans plots at Riverside Cemetery.” The presentation will be followed by a Grand Army of the Republic Ceremony of Rededication performed by the S.U.V.C.W. uniformed branch Sons of Veterans Reserve. And there will be a collation at Saugus Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2346, 90 Main St. If you are a dedicated veteran, a proud Saugonian, civic-minded person or a history buff – particularly on the Civil War – this might be a great way to spend part of your Saturday morning. And it will be your opportunity to personally thank the man most responsible for sprucing up veterans’ gravesites at Riverside Cemetery. A “Shout Out” for Saugus School Alumni Association Saugus School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith emailed this public recognition for recent efforts of the Saugus School Alumni Association: “I would like to give a special shout out to the Saugus School Alumni Association. They did a phenomenal job on Saturday, bringing the community together for ‘One Last Look’ at Saugus High School. “I would like to thank them for all the time and hard work that went into organizing this heartfelt event for so many people as well as all the scholarships they give out to graduating Saugus High Students each year. It was truly heartwarming to see so many people reminiscing about the ‘old days.’ It was like having 63 years of reunions under one roof. And thank you to all the students, past and present that provided entertainment in the auditorium and SHS staff.” 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. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with the mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph. Anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. The school buildings of Saugus event tomorrow Here’s another great event to check out. Take a walk down memory lane with the Saugus Historical Commission and discover the fascinating story of the Saugus Public Schools. Beginning with one-room schools even before Saugus became a separate town, the presentation progresses through the proud history of each and every school in the town. A PowerPoint Presentation containing narration and pictures of school buildings and class pictures over the years will be featured as a part of this year’s Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails and Sails Activities. It will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28) at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Hall Annex on 25R Main St. Parking will be available around back on Taylor Street and in the Roby School lot. Lots of choices for Saugus voters The Saugus 2019 Town Elections campaign has begun in earnest. There has been speculation for weeks as to who would run and for what office. The mere pulling of nomination papers can make somebody a candidate. But they still have to gather enough required signatures and have them certified in order to become an official candidate. Town Clerk Ellen Schena made it official last Friday (Sept. 20) with the release of the names of those candidates who will be on the Nov. 5 election ballot and for what office they will be seeking. The actual placement of the names on the ballot will be decided next Thursday (Oct. 3) when the clerk’s office holds a drawing of ballot positions at 4:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall. As a rule of thumb, it’s always great to have twice the number of candidates running for office than the number of spots up for grabs. So, there is good competition in this year’s field of candidates, as far as the Board of Selectmen and School Committee and Housing Authority races are concerned. There are a dozen candidates running for the five positions on the Board of Selectmen. They include four incumbents and three former selectmen. There are 10 candidates for the five School Committee spots. They include three incumbents and two former committee members. Two Housing Authority members face opposition from two challengers. That’s a competitive race, too. The races for the 50 Town Meeting positions are less contested. Voters in Precincts 2 and 4 have the biggest choice. There are eight candidates vying for the five spots in each precinct. There are seven candidates running in Precinct 1. In Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, six candidates are running for the five seats. In Precinct 10, normally a very politically and civically active part of town, there is essentially no race as all five candidates will get elected unless somebody mounts a colossal write-in campaign between now and Nov. 5. Another reporting challenge I have covered numerous elections in my 47-plus years as a newspaper journalist. As far as I’m concerned, coverage of local elections is one of the most important responsibilities a local newspaper has, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., or Saugus, Mass. There’s no question that newspaper coverage can have a significant impact on the outcome of elections. Over the years, I have been both blamed and credited for stories or editorials that may have influenced the outcome of an election. Back in the mid-90s when I was editor of The Nantucket Beacon, one of two island weekly newspapers, we ran stories and editorials about the chair of the Board of Selectmen who was having romantic relations with the town’s finance director. It was an open relationship that everyone on the island knew about. They were living together and planned to get married. We pointed it out as a glaring conflict of interest for the selectwoman to continue serving the town as long as she was involved with the finance director, a town employee who reported to selectmen on a regular basis. Some sticky situations developed because of the relationship, which became a campaign issue. The other island weekly ignored the issue. The chair lost in her reelection bid. She blamed the paper. Back in 1980, when I was a reporter at The Leesburg Commercial in Central Florida, I wrote a series of investigative articles about credit card abuse by sheriff’s deputies at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and a host of other problems, which reflected on a poorly managed, if not corrupt, department. Those articles were published in the midst of a campaign. The stories no doubt contributed to the defeat of the incumbent sheriff. The sheriff and his supporters blamed my newspaper for the loss. The backers of the new regime cited the stories as significant in the ousting of a once-popular sheriff whose father had served as sheriff of Lake County, Fla., for close to three decades. Normally, it’s the visibility of candidates and their success in articulating issues that resonate with voters which determine the outcome of elections. At least I would like to think so. We are just five weeks away from the final campaign weekend of this year’s town elections. In my view, the candidates who campaign the hardest and get out there and knock on doors in neighborhoods throughout Saugus – letting voters know what distinguishes themselves from the field – are the ones who voters will remember when they go to the polls. At The Saugus Advocate, we don’t endorse political candidates. But we do strive to be fair and comprehensive in our coverage of the local races so the town’s registered voters will have information that will help them make informed choices when they go to the polls. As a public service, we have been running campaign announcements with photos so every candidate who is interested can get their message out to our readers. We will, of course, cover any campaign forum or debate that happens between now and the week before the election, providing there are no conflicts with our Thursday production day. And, of course, in the races for the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and the Housing Authority, we will be sending questionnaires to each of the candidates – another opportunity for candidates to get their message out to voters. Finally, we won’t be covering campaign or kickoff rallies for candidates. It would be impossible to attend every one. And it would be unfair to cover one candidate’s function and not another’s. So, in fairness to each of the candidates, we won’t be publicizing candidate times. We are, however, interested in your views on what you see as the issues, so please respond to our questionnaires. For the betterment of Saugus Hats off to the candidates who decided to run for public office with the hopes of getting elected and working for the next two years at making Saugus a better place to live. Win or lose on Nov. 5, all of the candidates can take great pride in knowing they participated in the Democratic process in their community. They volunteered to step up and serve the citizens of their precincts and town – if elected. And that’s always a good thing. There are a number of important issues that really hit home with the voters – like public safety, improvements in the town’s education system and quality of life matters – which those who are elected will have the responsibility for considering as the town moves forward. It’s always exciting for me as a journalist to watch the local political campaigns play out. Who has some good ideas and articulates them the best? Who has a unique or interesting background that could make themselves an asset to the community? Who has the experience of overcoming past political setbacks to make themselves a more viable candidate? That’s up for the voters to decide. I believe that every candidate, when he or she gets involved in local politics for the first time, has the best intentions of serving their community and the public interest. But, too often, I have witnessed over the years so many people who began with high ideals lose sight at what they set out to do. Politics can get polarizing. The public interest can take a back seat to personal interest. Whether it’s Town Hall, Beacon Hill or Capitol Hill, it’s always disappointing when that hapSOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 17 SOUNDS | from page 16 pens. Hopefully, whatever the voters decide on Nov. 5 will lead to the betterment of Saugus. It shouldn’t be a matter of “to the victors go the spoils.” The people who get elected should not lose sight of the talents and valuable expertise of those people who ran and lost. The next group of elected town leaders should tap the talent pool of these individuals who are still capable of serving as appointed members on volunteer boards, committees and task forces. And, hopefully, those candidates who lost their elections will express an interest in participating by applying for vacancies on various boards where they can still serve their community. A candidates’ night for Oct. 23 Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will sponsor a forum for candidates for the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the Saugus Town Hall Auditorium (298 Central St.). Doors will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m. for this free event. As in the past, SAVE provides this public-service forum for candidates for the Board of Selectmen so that each candidate can share their views of the critical environmental issues facing our Town. The event will also be televised in order to reach as many residents as possible. Candidates’ invitations will be sent out on or shortly after Sept. 20. SAVE hopes the public will plan to attend this informative event. For more information about SAVE, please contact Ann at adevlin@aisle10.net. You can also visit their websites at http://www. saugus.org/SAVE or http://www.SaugusSAVE.org and follow the link to SAVE’s Facebook group. Coaches vs. Cancer this weekend A Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament/Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) Classic will be held the weekend of September 28 and 29 at World Series Park in Saugus. The tournament is being sponsored by CABL and teams from CABL will play. Three games will be played tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28) at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and three games will be played Sunday (Sept. 29) at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (the championship game). Award-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years Games in Danvers and Lexington make up the other sections of CABL. Fall Festival at Breakheart tomorrow Feel like a fall festival? Try out tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food! Fun! Fall! Free activities for kids and families! The list of things to do includes a baby animal petting zoo from McDonny’s Traveling Farm, a stuff-your-own-scarecrow, a photo booth, free donuts & food samples, old-fashioned lawn games, a cider press demo with tasting, a tour-a-truck, hot dogs/ water available for purchase, take-home crafts, pumpkin decorating, Friends of Breakheart Gift Shoppe merchandise, and candy-in-the-hay. Meet Smokey Bear and the DCR Fire Patrol. “It’s New To You” SWAP tomorrow at Breakheart Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) once again joins with the Friends of Breakheart Reservation and the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to sponsor another “It’s New To You” SWAP in conjunction with Breakheart’s 2019 Fall Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 28).The SWAP is part of SAVE’s continuing efforts to increase recycling by repurposing still usable goods. The SWAP – an effort to help keep usable items out of the waste stream – will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Breakheart’s Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center (177 Forest St., Saugus). And don’t forget to also bring your worn-out athletic shoes for drop-off in our recycling bin as we plan to once again participate in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Program. The donated shoes are ground up and purified to become material that will eventually become part of sports surfacing products, including safe playground surfacing. This is a free event – no money – just a simple swap. You can bring items or take items; you do not have to do both. Feel free to bring usable items in good condition to the SWAP, typically those things you no longer want but that are too good to throw away, or simply come by and browse. You may find a treasure or two to take home with you. (Please, do not bring items that require special disposal.) For more information about the SWAP, please contact Ann at adevlin@aisle10.net.You can also visit the SAVE websites at http:// www.saugus.org/SAVE or http://www.SaugusSAVE.org and follow the link to SAVE’s Facebook page. Public hearing on Wheelabrator plan The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued a draft approval to Wheelabrator Saugus, Inc., on its pending application to update its existing Emission Control Plan (ECP). Meanwhile, the agency has scheduled a public hearing at the Saugus High School at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to give the public a chance to comment before the plan is adopted. The highly technical 31-page draft released by MassDEP provides emission and compliance schedules for the control of certain pollutants emitted from the Wheelabrator trash-to-energy plant on Route 107. People who don’t plan on attending the public hearing may submit written comments directly to MassDEP. The public comment period closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 16. Written comments may be submitted to wheelabratorsaugus.massdep@ mass.gov. Citizens can also mail written comments to Edward J. Braczyk, Permit Chief, MassDEP-Northeast Regional Office, 205B Lowell St., Wilmington, MA 01887. 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Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Candidates on the Nov. 5 Town of Saugus Election Ballot S augus Town Clerk Ellen Schena has released the following list of names of candidates who received the required number of certified signatures of registered voters to appear on the Nov. 5 Town Election Ballot. The drawing of the Ballot Positions is set for Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall. Editor’s Note: An asterisk denotes incumbents who are running for re-election on Nov. 5. For Board of Selectmen Anthony W. Cogliano Sr., 27 Serino Way *Scott Albert Brazis, 6 Cave Rock Rd. Alberto Vito Morgante, 8 Granite Ct. *Debra C. Panetta, 1 Bellevue St. *Jeffrey V. Cicolini, 6 Hitching Hill Rd. Corinne R. Riley, 7 Oceanview Ave. Paul H. Allan, 80 Winter St. Christopher R. Jones, 4 Apple Ln. Michael J. Serino, 54 Gates Rd. Domenic Montano, 3 Scott Dr. Michael Coller, 32R Main St. *Jennifer E. D’Eon, 34 Myrtle St. For School Committee *Jeanette E. Meredith, 15 SOUNDS | from page 17 Tickets are available for the fifth annual Saugus Public Library Foundation Gala, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Saugus Public Library. The event will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, music and a silent auction. Flower arrangements created by members of the Saugus Garden Club will be on display throughout the library. The Gala will continue the Foundation’s Readers Make Good Leaders promotion, which celebrates and encourages reading throughout the community. Several local residents will be recognized this year as honorees. The 2019 honorees are Gene Decareau, Kathy Blasingame and Saugus High School student Kiley Ronan. Saugus Public Library Foundation President Ed Jeffrey says the annual gala provides “the opportunity to celebrate the library and its importance in our community.” All who attend the Gala must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 per person at the door. Tickets are available online at www.sauguspubliclibrary.org or at the Saugus Public Library. Sponsorship opportunities are available and auction items are welcome. To donate an item, please call 781-245-7070. For further information about the Gala, call Ed Jeffrey at 781462-8275. Additional information can be obtained on the Saugus Public Library Foundation website: www.sauguspubliclibrary. org/Saugus plf. Town-wide fall street sweeping begins Monday This announcement is from Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office. The Town’s Annual Street Sweeping Program will begin on Monday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. Sweepers will start in the area of North Saugus (Precincts 5 and 7) and work their way across Town, working from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Residents are kindly asked to keep vehicles off the street when sweepers are in the area. Locals may assist the Department of Public Works by sweeping their driveways or sidewalks into the Dale St. John S. Hatch, 6 Morris Plc. William A. Marchand Jr., 857 Broadway #407 *Linda N. Gaieski, 7 Arrowhead Dr. Arthur Grabowski, 66 Denver St. Joseph D. Gould, 6 Serino Way *Marc Charles Magliozzi, 41 Summer Dr. Ryan P. Fisher, 64 Forest St. Thomas R. Whittredge, 17 Hood St. Darren S. Ring, 39 Ballard St. For Housing Authority *John Cannon, 19 Talbot St. #005 *Maureen E. Whitcomb, 212 Essex St. Apt 102 James A. Tozza, 12 Saugus Ave. Stephen M. Horlick, 6 Bacon Dr. Town Meeting Candidates Precinct 1 *F. Ann Devlin, 36 Pleasant St. *Susan C. Dunn, 1 Summer Dr. *Joyce C. Rodenhiser, 3 Cronin Rd. *Christopher R. Jones, 4 Apple Ln. *Ronald W. Witten, 15 Vine St. Assunta A. Palomba, 73 Appleton St. Anthony Roger Arone, 26 Summer Dr. Precinct 2 *Robert James Camuso, Sr., 27 Eustis St. *Thomas A. Falasca, 65 Saugus Ave. *Christine M. Moreschi, 5 Western Ave. #1 *Stephen D. Sweezey, 58 Western Ave. *Peter A. Rossetti, Jr., 6 Summit Ave. William R. Moore, 30 Aberdeen Ave. Christopher P. Riley, 7 Oceanview Ave. Joseph John Vecchione IV, 31 Wamesit Ave. Precinct 3 *Richard E. Thompson, 18 Laconia Ave. *Arthur David Connors, Jr., 16 Springdale Ave. *Philip J. Rando, 8 Pratt St. *William B. Stewart, 12 Grandview Ave. *Gregory Angelo Nickolas, 9 Overlea Ave. Rick A. Smith, 91 Hamilton St. Precinct 4 *Keith Allen McCabe, 2411 Founders Way *William L. Leuci, 35 Wilbur Ave. *Stephen N. Doherty, 198 Essex St. *Albert J. DiNardo, 199 Essex St. *Maureen E. Whitcomb, 212 Essex St. #102 Glen R. Davis, 220 Essex St. George E. Falardeau III, 8 Cherry St. Andrew James Whitcomb, 212 Essex St. #102 Precinct 5 *Pamela J. Goodwin, 85 Hobson St. *Ronald Mark Wallace, 54 Magnolia St. *Laura Z. Groark, 5 Fairchild Ave. *Brendon H. Spencer, 299 Walnut St. Mary Frances Migliore, 29 Magnolia St. Julie Ann Mitchell, 80 Cleveland Ave. Precinct 6 *Matthew A. Canterbury, 17 High St. son St. St. Allen V. Panico, 35 School St. Matthew John Scrivano, 9 First St. Precinct 7 *Stephen F. McCarthy, 36 Susan Dr. *Michael J. Paolini, 16 Alfred Rd. Robert A. Palleschi, 37 David Dr. Shawn J. Ayube, 11 Biscayne Ave. gutter area prior to the program’s start. Residents are asked not to sweep driveways and/or sidewalks once the sweepers have swept. Keep in mind that street sweepers are unable to collect stones, branches, leaves or other foreign objects. In addition, residents are asked to be mindful that sweepers cannot pick up large piles of sand. The Town would like to thank the residents of Saugus for their cooperation during these important community initiatives. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-231-4143 with any questions. Saugus Blessings Bags for Vets The Saugus Blessings Bags Veterans Donation Drive is gearing up for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 210 (44 Taylor St., Saugus). Bring your donations of new travel-sized toiletries, gloves and socks to aid veterans staying at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Meet the team, enjoy refreshments and help veterans in need who devoted their lives to serving our country. Visit www.saugusblessingsbags.com for more information, or email saugusblessingsbags@outlook.com – @mablessingsbags – (781) 484-2470. Cub Scout and Boy Scout recruitment Cub Scout Pack 62 and Boy Scout Troop 62 are still seeking new members after a successful recruitment effort on Founders Day. Cubs can sign up on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Please use the door marked office in the front of the church. We are located in the basement. Cub Pack 62 welcomes boys from age five (kindergarten) to age 10 (Grade 5). Boy Scouts can register on Tuesday nights from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church. Our Boy Scout program is for young men ages 10 1/2 to 17 (Grades 6-12). For any questions on our Cub Scout program, please contact Cubmaster Bill Ferringo at pack62saugus@gmail.com or Precinct 10 *Michael J. Serino, 54 Gates Rd. Darren S. Ring, 39 Ballard St. *Martin J. Costello, 18 Bristow St. *Steven C. DiVirgilio, 6 Pevwell Dr. Peter Z. Manoogian, Sr., 50 Ballard St. bferringo@comcast.net. For Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster John Kane at troop62saugus.org or 781-389-2708. Seeking constable candidates This notice is from Wendy Reed, clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen. The Saugus Board of Selectmen have announced one opening for appointment as constable in the Town of Saugus. Anyone interested in applying for this position may contact their clerk Wendy Reed at (781) 231-4124 or at wreed@ saugus-ma.gov for application / application process. Please respond no later than Oct. 9 to be considered for appointment as constable in the Town of Saugus. Help send Troop 62 scouts to Alaska Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 is planning a 2022 trip to Alaska. Want to help them out? If you enjoy golf or feel like contributing to a worthy, charitable cause, then get involved in the 2019 Golf Scramble Tournament that is set for 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Cedar Glen in SauSOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19 *Jean M. Bartolo, 47 Jack*Kevin D. Currie, 26 Birch St. *William S. Brown, 90 School Precinct 9 *Judith A. Worthley, 35 Juniper Dr. *Ryan P. Fisher, 64 Forest St. *John S. Cottam, 31 Juniper Dr. *Daniel M. Kelly, 15 Valley St. Katrina L. Berube, 14 Glen Rd. Robert J. Long, 26 Bennett Ave. Spring Ln. Precinct 8 *Joia C. Cicolini, 383 Central St. #1 *Joan I. Fowler, 91 Denver St. #202 *Stephen M. Horlick, 6 Bacon Dr. *Thomas E. Traverse, 46 Auburn St. *Anthony J. Lopresti, 75 Auburn St. William E. Cross III, 12 Pearson St. *Richard Patrick Lavoie, 20 Central St. John George Chipouras, 10

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 19 SOUNDS | from page 18 gus. The rain date is Oct. 27. The money raised will help Troop 62 scouts in pulling off their 2022 trip to Alaska. So, join the troop for some fun and golf. There will be food, raffles, prizes and more. (Raffles and games will be cash only.) The contests include 50/50 Closest to the pin, 50/50 Longest Drive and 50/50 Putting Contest. This is an 18-and-older event, so no children are allowed to participate. The single player admission to play golf and for food is $75. To register with cash/check, call John Zirpolo at 617-970-7471. Limited space is available. No tickets will be sold after Oct. 1. When placing your order, please note Scout or Scout Leader referral: List names of players you would like to play with (no guarantees). Any food allergy? Sorry there are no refunds. Does your company want to sponsor a hole? There are 10 spots open: holes 1-9 and the putting green for a putting contest. There is a $350, four-player admission fee to play golf and for food, along with the company Sponsor-A-Hole. Want to join in the fun but you do not play golf? Then pay $25 for a one-person food ticket. For more details, go to troop62Saugus.org and look up “events”. Happy golfing! Election workers needed! Feel like working the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5? Well, Saugus Town Clerk Ellen Schena is looking for you to help cover the local election. There will be two shifts working: from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. If interested, please call (781-231-4104) or come to the Town Clerk’s Office. Calling civic-minded Saugus students Hey, Saugus High School students! Want to do something fun, educational and worthwhile on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when Saugus holds its town elections? Town Clerk Ellen Schena has an offer you might consider. There’s no school on Election Day anyway. “All students – 16, 17 and 18 – are welcome to work as election workers at the minimum pay rate or for community service,” Ellen told me. “I usually get five or six for every election. But I’d like to get 1. On Sept. 27, 1912, what W. C. Handy tune became the first blues music for sale? (Hint: Tennessee.) 2. What are Pennsylvania Dutch apple schnitz? 3. What Spanish word means “sun” and the name of a coin? 4. On Sept. 28, 1850, the U.S. Congress abolished what kind of punishment aboard merchant vessels and in the navy? 5. Who wrote “Harpo Speaks”? 6. What breed of dog name includes a U.S. state name? 7. On Sept. 28, 1891, what author died who said, “A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard”? 8. What are NYC’s four sports teams with rhyming names? 9. Ivan IV “the Terrible” died while playing what game? 10. On Oct. 1, 1880, who became the U.S. Marine Corps Band conductor? 11. Australian opera star Nellie Melba is the namesake of what two foods? 12. In what TV western serial does the character Doc Adams appear? (Hint: starts with G.) 13. On Oct. 3, 2002, PayPal became part of what? 14. What author of “Self-Reliance” said, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”? 15. What city has the nickname Mile High City? 16. Michael Crichton’s novel “The Lost World” is a sequel to what bestseller? 17. On Oct. 3, 1805, the first U.S. pharmacopoeia by a medical society was authorized by what Boston group? 18. The America’s Cup race is between what? 19. English author Anna Sewell became crippled and went on to write what children’s bestseller? 20. What state has the bluebonnet as state flower? Answers below, please no cheating! EVERETT – 419 BROADWAY LYNNFIELD – 7 7 1 SALEM STREET 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 FROM PAGE 19 *Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is effective September 20, 2019 and is subject to change. 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For more details, stop by the Town Clerk’s Office on the first floor of Town Hall and tell the town clerk or one of her assistants that you want to be part of the next town election. Breakfast at Legion Hall Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Saugus American Legion Post 210 has begun its seventh year of Friday morning breakfasts. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. at 44 Taylor St. in Saugus. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. The breakfasts will run through the end of May, with the exception of school vacations or Fridays when there is no school. A $6 donation is requested, with all proceeds going to help the Legion operate. Everyone is welcome, according to John Cannon, the cook on duty. Too many books at library! town.” “We’re sorry: we are unable to accept book donations at this That was the flyer posted in the entranceway of the Saugus Public Library this week. While the flyer hailed the New Friends’ Annual Book Sale “a great success,” it also noted “a considerable excess of books at this time and no more space to store them.” “Therefore, we are no longer accepting book donations for the foreseeable future,” it continued. The flyer also suggested that folks who have excess books they would like to donate might consider making a donation of “clean and gentlyused books to these Saugus locations: “Council on Aging, 466 Central St., call 781-231-4178 “Salvation Army, 209 Broadway, call 781-231-0803 “Savers, 1160 Broadway, call 781-231-1232” Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library – for people of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: Delvena Theatre Company presents “Dear Ann and Abby” on Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Saugus Public Library. This free program, which is sponsored by the New Friends of SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 20 1. “Memphis Blues” 2. Dried apples 3. Sol 4. Flogging 5. Harpo Marx 6. Alaskan Malamute 7. Herman Melville 8. The baseball Mets, the football Jets, the basketball Nets and the tennis Sets 9. Chess 10. John Philip Sousa 11. Peach Melba and Melba toast 12. “Gunsmoke” 13. eBay 14. Ralph Waldo Emerson 15. Denver, Colo. 16. “Jurassic Park” 17. The Massachusetts Medical Society 18. Yachts 19. “Black Beauty” 20. Texas

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 27, 2019 SOUNDS | from page 19 the Saugus Public Library, has limited space. Please call the reference desk to register. The works of Ukraine-born Artist Olga Gernovski are on view in the Library’s Reading Room (first floor) during the months of September and October 2019. Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skills with structured storytime. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This playgroup, which is sponsored by the CFCE Grant, helps kids prepare for kindergarten. Fall and winter hours are Saturdays at 10 a.m. It’s recommended for children ages three through five. Activities change weekly. Halloween Henna: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Room. Ages 11 and up. No registration is necessary. Household hazardous waste day – Oct. 5 Residents are invited to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner during a collection event on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belmonte Middle School. The rain-or-shine event will allow residents to dispose of a series of household waste products, including rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, aerosol cans, photo chemicals, furniture polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and up~ Help Wanted ~ Insurance Customer Service Representative (Everett) Established and growing Insurance Agency just north of Boston is seeking a full time Personal Lines Account Specialist. Applicants should have at least 2 years of insurance experience and be proficient in all areas of personal lines including Auto, Home, Umbrella, and Flood. Knowledge of coverage is essential. 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This newspaper assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements printed herein, but will reprint without charge that part of an advertisement in which the error occurs. holstery cleaner, hobby and artist supplies, photography chemicals, turpentine and chemistry sets. Interested residents should preregister for this free event in order to reduce any wait time. You may preregister by contacting Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781231-4036 or visiting the Solid Waste/Recycling Department located at 515 Main St. Residents may also visit the Inspectional Services Department located at the lower level of Town Hall or call 781-231-4115. Proof of residency is required to participate in this event. “Buy A Brick” “The Saugus War Monument Committee once again, is sponsoring the ‘BUY A BRICK’ Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4” X 8” brick (3 lines), $200 for 8” X 8” brick (5 lines), and $500 (5 lines) for a corporate brick. Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. “The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. “The brick application must be in by September 30th to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995, for more information and applications.” CHaRM Recycling Drop-Off site open The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 pm. 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SAUGUS 8 room Split Entry Ranch offers 3 bedrms, 2 full baths, lvrm & dnrm w/cathedral ceiling, fireplace, deck, finished lower level, central air, inground pool, patio and sprinkler system, side st loc.................................$529,900. LYNN/SAUGUS line Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom townhouse offers 1 ½ baths, fireplace livingroom, spacious kitchen with granite counters, one car garage, front & rear decks, security system, handicapped features..............................$319,900. EAST BOSTON Mixed use building offers store front and two residential apartments, great corner unit, super convenient and popular neighborhood, lots of foot traffic.......................................$850,000. PEABODY 6 room, 3 bedroom ranch offers great open floor plan, 2 yr old granite kitchen with center island, 2 yr old bath, fenced yard, three season porch, garage, stamped concrete patio....$429,900. SAUGUS 1st AD 8 rm, 4 bdrm Ranch offers 3 baths, gorgeous kit w/granite & stainless, master w/beautiful bath w/2 sinks & stand up shower, hardwd, 2 fireplaces, cen air, AG pool, great yard, gar, addition great for the extended family w/bdrm, bath & kitchette, side st...........................................................$589,900. SAUGUS AFFORDABLE 5 room, 2 bedroom Colonial offers great open floor plan, 1 ½ baths, eat-in kitchen, dining area, livingroom, semi-finished lower level, convenient location......................................$299,900. SAUGUS 1st AD AMAZING home with AMAZING details! Custom 9 rm Col, 4 bdrms, 3 ½ baths, gorgeous kit w/ granite counters & backsplash, Viking appliances, gas FP, hardwood, covered deck, 3 c gar, cen air, irrigation system, too many amenities to list, great subdivision, you will be impressed..............................................................$1,049,000. REVERE POINT OF PINES offers this spacious 11 room colonial 3 full baths 3-4 bedrooms, spacious deck, kit w/granite island, dnrm, lvrm, hardwood, familyrm w/wet bar, level lot, great area........$475,000. SAUGUS PERFECT in everyway! Custom CE Col offers 11 rms, 5 bdrms, 3 full & 2half baths, grand foyer w/elegant split stairway, great open flr plan, lvrm, dnrm, gourmet kit w/amazing granite counters & center island w/bar sink & seating, dining area w/atrium door to awesome backyd, 1st flr FP familyrm, hardwd flrs throughout, finished LL w/playrm. Go to: 5PiratesGlen.com........$1,400,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck. .........$570,000 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 SAUGUS ~ Raised ranch, 3 bed, 3 bath, gas heat, central AC, garage under, great location, master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet, finished lower level for the extended family ......... $579,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your SAUGUS ~ 4 bed, 3 bath colonial. Spacious kitchen, SS appliances, Oversized one car garage, irrigation, gas heat enclosed porch, centralVac, finished lower level ... $569,900 real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE WILMINGTON ~ Colonial featuring 4 beds and 2 full baths, great dead end location, central AC, hardwood flooring, finished lower level ..$534,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed ranch, open concept, stainless appliances, private dead end street, newer gas heat, hardwood flooring, 10k lot, garage ..............$435,000 LYNN ~ New construction. 3400 sq feet, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, gas heat, central AC, hardwood flooring, walking closet, great cul de sac location, garage under ........... $879,999 SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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