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October 1, 2012

Roche Bros. Donates $25,000 to Millis Library Fund

Community Effort Creates A New Preschool Playground BY JANE LEBAK

It took the efforts of a committee full of volunteers, the Millis school system, and the Millis Fire Department, but this year the Millis Integrated Preschool is enjoying a brand-new playground.

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Kindergarten teacher Barbara Carr first brought up the need for new playground equipment last March.

On Wednesday, September 5, The Friends of the Millis Public Library accepted a generous donation of $25,000 to its Capital Campaign from Roche Bros. Supermarkets. The Community Room in the new library will be named for its sponsor. The Roche Family Community Room will accommodate up to 80 people and will be used for performances, lectures and meetings.

"When I first started in Millis eleven years ago, the preschool playground was made up of items that had been donated by families in the school community,” says Carr. There were no permanent structures in the playground, which originally was used by about sixty children. Today, the playground is used by over a hundred children from the preschool, kindergarten, and extended day programs. "The equipment was wearing out and breaking, making it an unsafe environment for the children," says Carr.

The preschool at Clyde F. Brown has a brand new playground, thanks to funds from the school committee and lots of volunteers, including Millis teachers and firefighters. The former preschool playground had been comprised of used equipment, that had fallen into disrepair.

Jason Phelps, Principal at Clyde Brown Elementary, has been in contact with the Millis Playground Committee from the start.

"The playground we use for grades one through four was their initial focus, but then they started looking at the little playground the preschool and extended day uses."

Carr adds, "We were approached by Maria Melchionda in the spring of 2011 about re-

The Friends of the Millis Public Library’s Capital Campaign to enhance the new library focuses on enhancing four specific areas: the children’s and young adult areas, the community and local history rooms, the courtyard gathering space and technology throughout the new building. For information about do-

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designing the playground." Melchionda downplays her role in the new playground. "I really want to give a lot of credit to Barbie Carr and Nancy and the firefighters. I was the contact for the equipment." Her contact with Play With A Purpose, an early childhood play equipment corporation in Minnesota, helped the committee get a good deal on the playground structure, but they still needed to fund approximately $13,000. Nancy Gustafson, Superintendent of Schools, describes the Millis Playground Committee as "a very dynamic committee of volunteers." "Maria Melchionda and Denise Gibbons came before the school committee with a proposal to fund the structure with the heat savings we had last year, because it was such a mild winter," says Gustafson. The School Committee agreed to fund it.

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Millis Teachers and Firefighters You are Awesome On August 16th I made a point to drive over to the Integrated Preschool playground and see how things were going with the new equipment. It was about 90 degrees but probably felt like 110 to the men and women that were VOLUNTEERING their time to put in a new playground for our children. I saw several of our firefighters, and three of our teachers: Barbie Carr, Lauren Turco and Tracy Glenghill visibly hot and a bit dirty! They were digging holes, cleaning debris and working together to get a brand new play structure up. Writing this public thank you is the least I can do to thank you all for going above, beyond and outside your job description. It is no wonder that all of you are in a line of work that serves and takes care of people, and we are lucky to have you. My Sincerest Thanks, Kathleen Brophy Millis Parent Lauren Turco and Tracy Glenghill "We had two design challenges," said Gustafson. "How to work around the tree, which we all wanted to keep, and how to level the lot. That took a lot of hard, sweaty work, so the slope was not too steep of a pitch." Enter the Millis Fire Department. "The firefighters were instrumental in making this happen," says Gustafson. "It wouldn't have happened without them." Rick Barrett, Chief of the Millis Fire Department, affirms the Fire Department's commitment to the community.

"We try to do anything to help out in the community and the school. When they need something done, they give me a call, and I have my people take care of it." Barrett adds, "All the members live here. We all have children in the school system, so we're investing in things that are important to us." When Barrett asked the firefighters if anyone wanted to volunteer, "We had five guys step up to go over there for about three or four days and just get the job done." In addition to Barrett and Chuck Bishop, the union presi-

Playground Pins The first annual Charity Bowling Event to benefit the new Millis Playground raised $2,700 for the cause. The night included fun, friends and raffles. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MillisPlayground.

dent, the Playground Committee got help from Fire Fighters Matt Hendon, Bill Schulz, Paul Shaw, John Alger and Mike Scotland. "The volunteers put in three 8hour days to make sure the playground was ready to go for the start of the school year," says Barbara Carr. "They moved all the existing equipment off of the playground, cleared off the woodchips and leveled the ground, dug holes, mixed concrete, assembled the entire structure and spread the new woodchips." And the results? The new structure stands over twelve feet tall. It has five slides, a ladder, a staircase, a tunnel, and a playhouse platform, as well as a steering wheel and a play map attached to the support posts.

October 1. 2012 Carr adds, "The effort was all worth it to see the enjoyment the children are getting from the new structure. They love to climb, go through the huge tunnel and slide down one of the five different slides." "What's most impressive to me, as a principal fairly new to this district, is the spirit of collaboration and teamwork that Millis has,” offered Jason Phelps. Fund-raising is still ongoing for the town playground, seen at the Pennies For Playground jars at many locations around Millis. For more information about donations or how to help, contact the Millis Playground Committee at millisplayground@millis.net or through the Recreation Department.

"The kids are going to benefit greatly from it," says Melchionda.

Who Do You Think Should Be Named Person or Business of Year? The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2012 Person and Business of the Year. The awards will be presented at The United Regional Chamber’s Annual Dinner Nov.15. The Person of the Year award is bestowed on a member who is committed to the overall mission of the Chamber of Commerce and who has made a positive impact on the community as a whole. The Business of the Year award is presented to a member company which has staying power as an es-

tablished business, increase in sales as an indication of continued growth, and innovativeness of product or service offered. Some of the criteria considered include employees donating their time and talents to community projects, fundraising, or other activities for the betterment of the entire community. Find the nomination form at www.unitedregionalchamber.org in the resources tab or call (508) 222-0801, (508) 528-2800 or (508) 695-6011 to request one.

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Fall Programs at Medway Community Education Medway Community Education is pleased to highlight our new fall programs with over 75 classes and exciting trips offered. Our Department is designed to serve the varied needs of all area residents. The programs provide the opportunity for educational and creative development incorporating academic, vocational, career, and enrichment courses for all ages. Our programs for preschool aged children include crafts, gymnastics, dance, karate, cooking, and swim lessons. For older children, we offer a Red Cross babysitting course, safety programs, chess, musical theatre, Spanish lessons, as well as sports and fitness programs, such as a multi-sport course, karate, swimming, running and ice skating. A variety of programs are available for teens and high school students, with our First Aid and CPR course, driver’s education classes, college SAT and ACT test prep courses, guitar lessons, sewing, and much more.

Adults can choose from a wide variety of programs in the areas of fitness, wellness, home and leisure, computers and technology, plus business and finance. Our department also offers exciting day trips to New York City and Foxwoods Casino, as well as tours of Chinatown and the North End. Please visit us online and browse our Fall Brochure for detailed information on our many fall programs – medwayschools.org / click on Community Education / click on Fall Brochure. You may register online, by mail, or hand deliver your registration and payment to the Burke-Memorial School’s Main Office between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 16 Cassidy Lane in Medway. We welcome all out-of-towners at no additional fee and offer our Senior Citizens a 15% discount on courses only. Please contact our office at (508) 5333222 option 4 should you have any questions about our fall programs.

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nating, please call Nancy Sitta at (508) 376-2676, or visit http://millislibrary.org/millis/friends.asp or email friendsofmillispubliclibrary@gmail.com, All donations to the Capital Campaign are welcomed and are tax deductible. Shown, on right, outside the newly installed window for The Roche Family Community Room are, from left, Millis Library Director Tricia Perry, Diane Jurmain, Chair, Millis Library Board of Trustees, Janet O’Connor, Director of Community Relations, Roche Bros, and Nancy Sitta, President of the Friends of the Millis Public Library. Photo by J.D. O’Gara

Sorry About That! In the September issue of the Medway & Millis Local Town Pages, a caption for the photo which accompanied “Family Fun – Again – at Millis UCC” incorrectly identified the subject as Art Payne. The man in the photo is Bill Raymond.

Medway300 Calendar Awards Presented Thirteen students from the Medway School District were recognized and rewarded for their artwork which has been selected for the Medway300 2013 Calendar – one each from grades K-12 from the 2012 school year. The Calendar will be available in the near future – check the Medway300 and Medway Public Schools websites for details: www.medway300.com and www.medwayschools.org

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Medway Town Notes Main Street Water Main Work on the Main St. water main has been completed, except for road repairs. The project has now moved to West Street. This $2 million project replaces a 90-year-old section of 8-inch diameter pipe with new 12inch diameter pipe. The old pipe had significant scaling on the inside of the pipe that reduced the pipe diameter, and the pipe walls were thinned. The new pipe will increase in water pressure in the area, decrease the Town’s pumping costs to move water through the pipes, decrease the risk of pipe failures, and decrease risks of pipe fouling and contamination. Work on West Street will continue through October. Drivers can expect delays, as one-lane of traffic will normally be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except weekends. The Contractor, Oliveira Construction Co., is required to remove temporary road patches and replace them with new smooth pavement on both West Street and Main Street. However, the Department of Public Services will

likely postpone the finished trench paving work until spring of 2013 to allow any additional settlement of the road surface to occur through the winter. The only exception to this is the Main Street, Franklin Street, Street intersection Highland area. This will likely be paved in late October, due to the road condition and heavy traffic volumes. Go to www.townofmedway.org for traffic information. Main Street reconstruction is being pursued through the State. Plans have begun on this effort, tentatively scheduled for 2016. This work will extend from Holliston Street to Highland Street. Lovering St. & Village St. Repair Major work, a new curb and sidewalk deck, has been completed on Lovering Street and the same work, with the addition of drainage work to remove excess water from the area and improve driving conditions, is now underway on Village Street. Both roads had sidewalks in very poor condition. The combined

$500,000 project is being performed by Capone Brothers Contractors. Annual Water System Flushing The Town of Medway Department of Public Services will be performing annual water system flushing in the month of October and early November. Flushing the system entails moving through the system by geographic area and flowing large amounts of water through various hydrants. If the Town is flushing in your area, expect low water pressure and possible brown water for a short period. The best thing to do is wait about 20 to 30 minutes and allow the water to settle out before use. To see what area the Town is flushing and get helpful tips to handle the system disruption, go to www.townofmedway.org. – Dave D’Amico, DPS Deputy Director Check us out on-line www.townofmedway.org

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Clyde F. Brown Accepts Award from Spanish Embassy The School is Ranked 4th in U.S. & Canada for Spanish Program BY J.D. O’GARA Millis made an appearance in Washington, D.C. on September 10th, thanks to the excellence of the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School’s Spanish Immersion Program. The school was named fourth throughout the nation and Canada in the International Spanish Academy’s (ISA) School of the Year Competition, conducted through the Embassy of Spain and sponsored by Santander Bank and Santillana Publishers. The ISA competition recognizes schools that provide excellence in aca-

demic programming in promoting the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking nations. Clyde Brown’s Principal Jason Phelps flew down to accept the award from the Spanish Embassy on behalf of the school. “I flew to D.C. and accepted this award, but it’s the teachers that make this program so successful,” says Phelps. “We do want to have a culture of excellence, and I think this award speaks to the hard work that the teachers really put into the Spanish Immersion Program.”

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The Millis Lions will host a trivia night at St. Thomas Large Hall on Rte. 109 (next to Mobil) on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. start. The night will include snacks, a cash bar, and a silent auction, and

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Living Healthy Ask the Anytime Guy Expert answers to your health and wellness questions BY CHRISTOPHER CHARRON Question: What’s best for vegetables—fresh or frozen? answer: Vegetables are vegetables. The key here is that you’re eating them—be it fresh or frozen. When eating fresh vegetables, choose ones that are in season for enhanced flavor. If choosing to cook your vegetables, remember that the vitamin and mineral content of produce is greatly influenced by high temperatures, exposure to light, and acidity. To maximize the nutritional value of cooked vegetables, here are a couple key recommendations: Cook your vegetables for as short amount of time as possible. Hallelujah for the microwave! Minimize the amount of water used to cook vegetables to prevent leaching of nutrients into cooking water. As winter approaches, and farmer’s markets become a fleeting memory, so does access to fresh produce. Turning to frozen vegetables is a viable replacement during those cold winter months, as vegetables are flash frozen at their nutrient rich peak. Maximum nutritional value and a lower price (generally) - you can’t beat that! Question: How do you replace white flour with whole-wheat flour in a baking? answer: The major motivator for replacing white flour with whole-wheat flour is the obvious nutritional advantage. Whole grains can help lower blood pressure, reduce risk of chronic disease, aid in weight maintenance, and provide additional fiber. So why not bake a little extra healthiness into your favorite foods? Sounds easy, right? Not exactly. Whole-wheat flour behaves very differently in a recipe than white flour. Therefore, certain adjustments must be made when substituting whole wheat for white. First off, substituting whole-wheat flour for white flour one-to-one is a no go. Whole-wheat flour absorbs much more liquid, so it may be necessary to add more liquid or decrease whole-wheat flour by ¼ cup. Now I must provide this disclaimer - the texture of baked products is altered when wholewheat flour is used in place of

white. When using whole-wheat flour, the product becomes denser. This is because the germ, a component of the wheat that is removed from white flour during milling, inhibits gluten formation. Gluten is a protein that makes extensive networks, assisting baked products in rising. Less gluten = less rise and therefore a less fluffy product. The food industry and sensory scientists have been working for years to successfully create a whole-wheat product with the same texture as white flour. We’re still waiting! In the meantime, a good way to combat this texture issue is to compromise - use half white flour and half whole-wheat flour. You get the added nutritional benefit, and the product remains edible. You can also try adding a tad bit more baking powder or baking soda (other key players in leavening that baked good). Question: Short of taking pills, powders, and potions, what else can I do to detox my digestive tract? answer: We’re coming up on that time of year when want to

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knee. Repeat on other side. Supine Spinal Twist: In a supine position, hug your right knee into your chest. Gently pull the right knee over the extended left leg, reaching the right arm out to form a “T,” and gazing right. Repeat on other side. Most of the postures focus on one of two movements to the stomach and small intestine: twisting/rinsing, or stretching/ lengthening. When performed together, these movements encourage the

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A Festival for the Arts in Millis Show Slated for Town Hall October 13 BY J.D. O’GARA The Millis Cultural Council is trying something a little bit different this year. The seven-member group, responsible for overseeing Mass. Cultural Council grant monies, has turned their annual Millis Art Show into the Millis Arts Festival. The festival will feature a variety of Millis artists and performers, as well as special guests, at Millis Town Hall, the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 900 Main Street, on October 13th, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

contacted the local music director, Mr. Mark Femino, about including young musical artists in addition to seasoned artists. One seasoned Millis musical guest will be Random Act of Violins, with Jagan Nath Khalsa and Jacob Litoff, at 1:30 p.m. “We get new people every year,� says Yusna, “and there are all kinds of different media, which is wonderful.� One new addition to the event will be local multimedia artist David O’Gara, of OStudios ( w w w. o studios.net) and Bowshock Productions. O’Gara, along with partner Eric Jappe, will be demonstrating a new, creative and interactive iPad app.

The Millis Arts Festival will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Millis on October 13th, from 10 a.m. until “We really wanted to 3 p.m. Artist Rick Hamelin, who takes a unique, multifaceted approach to pottery demonstrations, will be a special i n c l u d e featured guest. artists show-

“We wanted to expand the art show itself and open up ideas, and for the community to come and be able to do that, too. We’ve reached out to several people, including students,� says Madeline Yusna, Chair of the Millis Cultural Council, who added, at the time of interview, that a number of artists had not yet confirmed their participation. Yusna says the group also

ing off their medium and working with their mediums,� says Yusna. Another well-known local artist who is taking part in the festival is photographer George Trumbour, III, who will feature some of his amazing nature photography. “We’ve had a lot of photographers (for Millis Art Shows),� says Yusna, “and we have some very

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good painters. Last year we were excited to have some student participants who were really good artists, and we’re expecting to see more of that this year.� In the past, Yusna says, the show has also featured jewelry makers and stained glass. One definite confirmation and a highlight of this year’s festival will be a visit by special guest Rick Hamelin at 10:30. “Pied Potter Hamelin� has presented in the past at the Millis Public Library. He will once again take his unique approach to the town for the festival. Hamelin’s approach is much more than a pottery demonstration, he says. He combines history and storytelling to engage members of all ages in the creating process. “It’s not me making bowls and cups,� says Hamelin, although he does employ continuity. “I’ll repeat the forms,� he says, “but they’ll manifest into different things.� A teardrop bottle that becomes a teapot will in the next demonstration turn into a dragon, for example. Hamelin also tries to tailor his demonstrations to his audience, encouraging young would-be sculptors and engaging older viewers with tales of the local history of pottery in their area. He even adapts his sculptures to suit what he perceives the audience would enjoy.

The Millis Arts Festival promises something for everyone, but moreover, a way to bring the town’s creativity to the forefront. “I think (the Arts Festival) began as a way for local artists to get together, to meet each other and also to exchange ideas,� says Yusna. “In addition, it’s a great way to show their work to the community, and were just hoping to continue to grow that.� In addition to the artwork, performances and demonstrations,

the Millis Arts Festival will feature a “Create Your Own Art� table for all visitors, where they can explore their creative sides and make masks or create a couple of fabric art squares that will be combined into a Millis Cultural Council Quilt to be displayed at the art show, which will continue in Room 130 of Millis Town Hall through October 25th. For more information on the art festival, or to join the council in supporting the cultural and creative life of Millis, contact the Millis Cultural Council at (508) 3767057 or look for the Millis Cultural Council at www.millis.org.

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Former State Rep. James Vallee Endorses Jeffrey Roy to Represent Franklin and Medway Former State Rep. James Vallee today endorsed Jeffrey Roy to succeed him as the next State Representative for Franklin and Medway, declaring that Roy “knows and understands the needs of the district” and “will deliver the hard work” that residents and businesses expect and deserve.

Jim’s support,” Roy said. “He always delivered for our communities; he never let politics get in the way of getting results; and, his door was always open to anyone who needed help. Jim set the standard and I will work hard to carry forward that legacy. This job is about getting results for people, and I will be ready to hit the ground running after the election.”

Vallee, who chose not to seek re-election to the Legislature after an 18-year career, endorsed Roy as his successor at an event at the Franklin headquarters of Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company, a leading manufacturer of innovative products for the automotive industry.

Roy is on the November 6 ballot for Vallee’s former legislative seat in 10th Norfolk District, which includes all of Franklin and Precincts 2, 3 and 4 in Medway.

“I have worked closely with Jeff on school and town issues throughout my career, and I can say without hesitation that he is the best choice to go to bat for the people and the businesses of Franklin and Medway,” Vallee said. “The job of a state representative is to be accessible and to get things done. No one can match Jeff’s record of getting results on the local level. He knows and understands the needs of the district and I’m confident he will deliver the hard work this district expects.”

Roy is currently a member of the Franklin Town Council and is an attorney in Boston. He previously served on the Franklin School Committee from 2001 through 2011 and held the position of Chair for nine of those 10 years. He is the current Chair of Franklin's Master Plan Committee and is the co-chair of Franklin’s Anti-Bullying Task Force. For more information on Jeffrey Roy, please visit http://jeffreyroy.com/.

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Questions Still Haunt Millis "Dinglehole" By P.T. Crate, Millis MA Every town has its haunted house – with generations of legends and stories of alleged past murders, and strange sounds and lights going on in the emptiness. Sometimes it involves a spirit of the angry previous homeowner, but sometimes the legends go further back, like if the home were built on an ancient burial ground. In Millis, we have a haunted pond. “Pond” may be an overstatement of description for this bodyof-water, no larger than a swimming pool, that sits adjacent to Union Street near the intersection of Ridge Street. Hole is surely a more appropriate descriptive word for this geological occurrence. And if you drive by it and

see it, you think of words that have long described this tiny lagoon – “fetid,” “dark,” “still,” “ buggy,” and indeed, a resident living adjacent to it once claimed the scariest thing about it were the “loud bullfrogs.” Yet, at night, even with the streetlights, to any observer the water is definitely creepy. This is the Dinglehole. It is full of macabre legend in this town that dates back to when this area was part of Medway, at the time of settlement, perhaps even before. I currently live near the Dinglehole, and have lived here for over 10 years now. Every year around Halloween, folks begin to ask me if I “hear anything?” While my answer is always, “no,” I recently broke down and did some quick research on the legends of the Din-

Want to Vote for President? Register to Vote by Oct. 17 BY J.D. O’GARA

Hurry over to your Town Clerk’s Office to register to vote if you want to have a say in who wins the November 6th Presidential Election. October 17th is the deadline to register to vote for both Medway and Millis. Applications for absentee ballots will be available through both Town Clerk offices until noon on November 5th, and all ballots must be cast by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Turnout for the September 6th Primary Election yielded under a fifth of voters in each of the two towns. In Medway,

1,556 people voted, out of a possible pool of 9,069 registered voters. Among those who voted in Medway, 726 chose a Democratic ballot, 830 chose Republican, and one chose the Green Rainbow Party. Millis had a slightly larger turnout of voters, at 19%, or 1,053 of 5,509 registered voters. Of those, 555 chose Democratic ballots, 497 chose Republican and 1 chose the Green Party Rainbow ballot. On November 6th, polls will be open in each town from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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glehole. Just by a quick Google search and visit to the Library, here is what I found out about the Dinglehole legends*: • The Name “Dingle Hole” probably comes from the early settlers who according to reports heard dingling or tinkling of a bell, often on dark, misty summer evenings, coming from the area of the watery hole. • An Early history of Medway, MA, published in the late 1800s is the first public record of reference to the Dinglehole, and the dingling was known as “spirits bell.” This publication recalls numerous legends of townspeople encountering tenacious black squirrels who were assumed to be local witches, headless ghosts, and strange lights – all encounters happening on “dark, moonless nights” and all near the woods around the Dinglehole. • It was thought the “bottomless” nature of the hole connected the spooked neighbors in the area directly to hell. • This pit was also seen as a spot for Satan to gather his witches, by the use of the “spirits bell.” •

Yet, despite the passage of time, and the suburbanization of Millis, the legends have lived on long beyond the 1700s. They were repeated in a 1937 Guide to Massachusetts Places and People; they are the subject in a New England folklore blog with entries as recent as 2010, and my simple Google search pulls up a Massachusetts tourism site that notes the Dinglehole as one of two of Millis’ historical significant places. Growing up in Millis, a local nonagenarian neighbor who prefers not to be identified notes that “kids never came down this end of Union Street” in the 1930s. It was just “too scary” to be there. And still every year at Halloween, people around town still talk about it. The persistence of these legends begs additional research on this subject. What if there is some truth to these legends, and this was the site of witch-hunt activity around 1700? Where most of that reported activity took place in Danvers and Salem, could the local folks of “Bogastow” have been equally obsessed with witches and perhaps equally as

* The sources for this information can be found at the following Web sites: • www.Triptivia.com – search for Millis •

http://newenglandfolklore. blogspot.com/2010/08/scaryplace-with-silly-name.html folklore blog

http://www.milforddaily news.com/news/x228945351 - Milfod Daily News article about local legends

Found at the Library: • The History of Medway, MASS, 1713 – 1855, by E.O. Jameson, pp. 3-19. • Massachusetts: A Guide to It’s Places and People, 1937, Federal Writer’s Project, p. 442

• At one point, the town built a “highway” through the Dinglehole, and reduced its size; this ‘highway’ is thought to be Union Street.

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Metrowest Pet Pantry These Kitties Come in Halloween Colors to Hold Fundraiser The Metrowest Pet Pantry will host a fundraising night on Saturday, October 20, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the AMVETS in Millis. The night will include a buffet, D.J., dancing, cash bar, raffles, door prizes, and more. The night benefits both the Metrowest Pet Pantry and The Boxer Rescue. Information and tickets can be found at www.theboxerrescue.org.

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Do you have a love for cats and few hours twice a month to volunteer? PCS is looking for volunteers to care for the cats at the shelter, particularly on evening and weekend shifts. To volunteer you must be over 18, have medical insurance and be able to make at least a 6 month commitment. Training is required. For volunteer applications and more information please visit our website or call today. Volunteer with the Purr-fect Cat Shelter and make a This young, fun-loving pair of cats, "Margo" and difference if the lives of homeless cats and kittens. "Chelsea," were left in a carrier and found by the Animal Control Officer upon arrival at the kennel one day. Both were malnourished and flea infested. After a visit to the veterinarian and treatment, they arrived at the shelter with a clean bill of health and are very eager to be part of a family. Margo is an orange tabby, full of energy and loves to play. Chelsea is a beautiful tortie, with a sweet personality and a bit more laid back than her sister. Both are spayed, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, dewormed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Applications for Margo and Chelsea or any

metrowest Pet Pantry “Keeping Pets together with their Families”

Our mission is to keep pets and their families together through times of economic difficulties. We temporarily provide low/no cost food and supplies to pet owners in need, and encourage them to volunteer their time or skills to the pantry in order to help other owners in need. Our goals are to help keep pet owners from having to surrender their pets to shelters (or worse), to enable them to adequately provide for their pets, and to be able to feel good about themselves while helping others in need of our services. We are a non-profit group made up of volunteers that will raise funds, secure and retrieve food and supply donations, and help the pet owners to continue to properly care for their pets. We can’t help the community without the community’s help. We rely 100% on food and monetary donations to keep us running. We need sponsors to commit to monthly pledges so we’ll have a base to work with. We’re also hoping for some local business owners to offer us free or very-low-cost services (printing, advertising, marketing, etc.).

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Estate & Gift Tax Secrets Revealed! The IRS Says, “Current Benefits are too Expensive In This Economy" By Dennis B. Sullivan, Esq., CPA, LLM & The Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center Estate and gift tax rates are increasing dramatically to help cover the budget deficit and boost the economy. Opportunities exist NOW to significantly reduce your estate & gift tax liability. The temporary extension of the Bush-Era Tax Cuts is quickly coming to an end. Beginning January 1, 2013 the estate and gift tax rates will be increased from 35% to 55%. At the same time, the exemptions will be reduced from $5 million (indexed for inflation) to $1 million for estate and gift taxes, and $1.36 million for GenerationSkipping-Transfer taxes. Because of the changes, now is a good time to review your situation to see if you will benefit from implementing tax reduction strategies.

Important Massachusetts Law Changes In addition to federal tax changes, Massachusetts has re-

vised its probate laws by adopting the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (“MUPC”) resulting in major changes to guardianship, estate and trust laws. The problem with this major overhaul is that the transition has delayed probate proceedings, costing families additional time and money. If you have an estate plan, it is important to review your documents and coordinate your finances so that the costs and time delays of probate will be avoided. If you do not have an estate plan, it is critical to create a plan that will allow your family to avoid the extra costs associated with probate.

Major Tax Savings Opprtunities are Quickly Vanishing The window of opportunity is quickly closing. This unique opportunity is attributable to four factors: (1) a $5 million unified lifetime exemption (estate, gift and GST); (2) a federal tax rate of 35%; (3) low asset values; and (4) no legislation restricting wealth transfer tools. Additionally, there is no current Massachusetts gift tax. Certain gifting techniques are highly effective now, however

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October Calendar of Events October 2 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 3 Mother Goose on the Loose! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ages 0-2, Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis. Come sing, dance, bounce, play and share during drop-in program; contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 5 Free Movie and Popcorn Event, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, 11:30 a.m., Medway Library, sponsored by Friends of the Medway Library. Please sign up at the library or email the Friends at libfriendsprez@yahoogroups.com. Walkins will be accepted. Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 9 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282.

for those 4 years and older, 3-5 p.m. Please bring insurance card if you have one, and wear a shortsleeved shirt. Millis Garden Club and Norfolk Garden Club Present “Boston Parks and Gardens" with author Meg Muckenhoupt--Norfolk Library, 7 p.m., www.millisgardenclub.org Tri-County Stamp Club Meeting, 6-7:45 p.m., Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway, teenage and adults stamp collectors are welcome. Please use front entrance of library. Call (508) 533-3217 for details. October 12 Friends of the Medway Library Book Sale, 26 High St., Medway, 7-9 p.m. Preview sale for Friends only. Membership may be renewed or purchased at the door. Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 13 Millis Arts Festival, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Millis Town Hall, 900 Main St., Millis, will feature Millis artists and performers; contact the Millis Cultural Council at (508) 376-7057 or look for the Millis Cultural Council at www.millis.org

October 10 Mother Goose on the Loose! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ages 0-2, Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis. Come sing, dance, bounce, play and share during drop-in program; contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282.

Medway Lions Bottle & Can Drive, Medway Oil, Broad St., Medway, Redeemables should be curbside by 9 a.m., brought to Medway Oil by 11 a.m. or placed in the Lions bottles and cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street.

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those adults with chronic illness. Please bring insurance or Medicare cards and wear a shortsleeved shirt. For questions, call (508) 376-7042 or email kdangelo@millis.net. Friend of the Medway Library Book Sale for the public, Medway Library, 26 High St., Medway, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nia Jam to Benefit Ben Speaks, with Donna McGurk at Beyond Fitness, 5 Summer St., top floor, Natick, $15 recommended donation; all proceeds go to Ben Speaks. Nia is a joyful movement combination of dance, martial arts and healing arts done to music. No experience necessary. Visit www.benspeaks.org, or email dmcgurk@rcn.com to reserve space at event. Friends of the Millis Public Library Annual Fall Book Sale and Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis Flu Clinic for ages 50+ or those 18+ with chronic illness, Millis Board of Health hosts event at Veteran’s Memorial Building gym, 900 Main St., Millis. Please bring insurance and Medicare cards and wear short-sleeved shirt. Call Karen D’Angelo, RN, public health nurse with any questions at (508) 376-7042 or kdangelo@millis.net October 15 Millis SWAC-School Wellness Advisory Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Millis High School Cafeteria Medway Democratic Town Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Medway Senior Center October 16 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Pub-

Creep Out of the Shadows for the Haunted Hayride MERIT Fundraiser at Tangerini’s October 20 Rediscover the thrills and chills of a good oldfashioned Haunted Halloween Hayride. This year’s event, once again to benefit the Millis Educational Resource Initiative Team (MERIT), will take place one night only - Saturday October 20th (Rain Date Sunday Oct.

21), from 5-10 p.m. at Tangerini Farm, 139 Spring Street, Millis. The night will include fun activities for the kids, including facepainting, during the low spook times of 5-6:30 p.m. The event is $10 per person, or $45 for a family 5pack. Tickets on sale at Tangerini Farm and Roche Bros, Millis. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information about the hayride, call (508) 376-5024.

lic Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 17 Mother Goose on the Loose! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ages 0-2, Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis. Come sing, dance, bounce, play and share during drop-in program; contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 18 Medway Business Council meeting, featuring Matt Buckley, Medway Design Review Committee, 5-7 p.m., The Restaurant 45, Medway. For more info. visit www.medwaybusinesscouncil.or g. October 19 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. Free Dinner & Movie Night, Church of Christ Congregational, 142 Exchange St., Millis. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by familyfriendly movie. Call (508) 3765034 or visit the Church website-www.millisucc.org. October 20 Haunted Hayride, Tangerini’s Farm,139 Spring St., Millis, proceeds to benefit M.E.R.I.T. (Millis Education Resources Initiative Team), 5-10 p.m. (spooky meter low from 5-6:30 p.m.) $10 per person, Family 5-pack for $45. Tickets on sale at Tangerini Farm and Roche Bros. Fun activities for kids includes facepainting from 5-6:30 p.m. Friends of the Medway Library Book Sale, 26 High St., Medway, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fill up a bag of books for $5. Millis Pet Pantry fundraiser, AMVETS Post 495, Millis, 6:3010:30 p.m., Buffet, D.J., dancing, cash bar, raffles, door prizes and more. Benefits Metrowest Pet Pantry and The Boxer Rescue. Info. at www.theboxerrescue.org. October 23 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282.

October 24 Mother Goose on the Loose! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ages 0-2, Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis. Come sing, dance, bounce, play and share during drop-in program; contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. Medfield Halloween Party, 6-8 p.m., Pfaff Community Center, through Medfield Park & Recreation, $10 per family, come dressed in costume and participate in pumpkin painting, musical chairs, pumpkin bowling and arts and crafts, family activity (not dropoff) includes goodie bags for kids. October 25 Millis Lions Trivia Night, St. Thomas Large Hall, doors open 6 p.m. for 6:30 start; night includes cash bar, snacks and 50/50 raffle. $10 per person, teams up to 8 players, Call Dennis (774) 2123193 or Doug (508) 376-4318 for more information. October 26 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 27 Pumpkin Walk and Fires Afloat on Choate, 6-8 p.m. (raindate October 28) October 30 Storytime! Drop-in program for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45Auburn Road, Millis. contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282. October 31 Mother Goose on the Loose! 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ages 0-2, Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis. Come sing, dance, bounce, play and share during drop-in program; contact Rachel Silverman at rsilverman@minlib.net or (508) 376-8282.


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Book Bliss! Millis Town Notes Friends of Medway Library Book Sale October 12 The Friends of the Medway Public Library’s Book Sale will be holding their biannual book sale featuring over 15,000 books, DVD’s, CD’s and games. Friday, October 12 from 7-9 p.m. is the Friends-only preview sale. Being a Friend allows you to have the first opportunity to buy books. Membership may be purchased or renewed at the door that evening. Saturday, October 13 from 10-2 p.m. is the public sale. The following Saturday, October 20, 10-2 p.m., is the Bag Sale in which buyers may fill up a brown paper grocery bag for only $5. Adult non-fiction sections include biography, politics, history, sports, gardening, travel, pets, crafts, finance, health, diet, cooking, inspiration and religion, nature, photography, music, tv and film. There are shelves of science fiction, romance, mystery, as well as general fiction and classics. Thousands of children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes and special collections of collectible and antiquarian books also will be available at the sale. Friends also received a large donation of oddball DVDs, which volunteers have described as a cross between “Creature DoubleFeature” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000”-type films. The Medway Community Farm will join the Friends’ sale, selling locally grown produce. The Historical Society will also have available copies of Medway historical photos and maps. The book sale is the primary fundraising activity of the Friends of the Medway Public Library. All proceeds are used for library materials, programs and museum passes. The Friends accept book donations year-round; a collection box is located at the bottom entrance of the library. For more information about the Friends of the Medway Library, you can view the website: friendsofthemedwaylibrary.blogspot.com

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Forest Road Water Main Project This project will be starting October 1s and will replace the water main on Forest Road from Birch St. to the Medfield town line. The road will be detoured during the day for the $650,000 project, which will take about six weeks, weather depending – probably until Thanksgiving. The project entails replacing an old cast iron main with a new cement line, ductile iron water main. 1073 Main The town of Millis recently looked at the acquisition of 1073 Main St., a former GAF warehouse across from Pleasant St., for a potential police and fire facility. Aspinwall says that initially, the hope was that the property could house police, fire and possibly the Department of Public Works, with access to the cemetery. After more study, however, the structural engineering analysis revealed that significant changes would need to be made to the property to upgrade it to Hazard Group 4 from its current warehouse level of Hazard Group 2. The change would need to be made in order for the property to be feasible as a police/fire station, but the cost of doing so, as well as acquiring the property, ($5.5 to 5.6 million) would amount to an estimated $17 million. Member Sought for Recreation Field Committee The town of Millis currently has a shortage of recreational fields. Volunteers are sought to serve on a committee that will examine the

existing way fields are used and scheduled as well as potential new field locations. New Lighting Millis recently submitted a grant for new lighting in Town Hall. Downtown Development Consultants are geared to produce renderings of two proposed options for the properties on the site of the old GAF building and Ann & Hope outlets. Before they can draw these up, the issue of whether the drainage ditches in front of the property, along Rte. 109, result from the development of the property or are natural wetlands must be resolved, as it affects how the property may be developed. Aspinwall says the town is seeking guidance from Conservation Commission on the matter. The town has submitted the request for determination of applicability and hopes to have renderings by midOctober. The project also qualifies for additional funding from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), as it has been identified as a Priority Development Area (PDA) under the 495 Metrowest Development Compact Plan. Fire Department Welcomes Chief—and Hires Two New Full-timers In July, the Millis Fire Department welcomed Rick Barrett to the helm as its new permanent Fire Chief. Recently, firefighters Brian Polimeno and Matthew Hendon were also welcomed aboard as full-time firefighters.

Medway Lions Bottle & Can Drive October 13 The Medway Lions will conduct its monthly bottles and cans collection, a fundraiser used to support community services, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 starting at 9 a.m. Please note the Curbside Pickup Calendar mailed to Medway residents earlier this year had a typo; the calendar available on the town's website has been updated to reflect the correct date for October. Redeemables should be placed at curbside by 9 a.m., brought directly to Medway Oil on Broad Street by 11 a.m., or placed in

the Lions Bottles and Cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street anytime. The Lions thank residents for their continued support.

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Millis Receives Grant Funds from FEMA On August 22, 2012 the Town of Millis received a $179,498.21 grant reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for the replacement of the Ridge St. Culvert. The amount represents FEMA’S 75% share of the total project cost of $239,330.95. The balance of the project cost was paid by the town through borrowing. The reimbursement will retire debt issued to fund the project.The grant application and reimbursement was processed through the efforts of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Total expenditures included design, permitting, construction and construction inspection services. Design was completed by GCG

Associates of Wilmington, Mass., and construction was completed by RA Hammond Construction Corporation of Oxford, Mass. The culvert was damaged by flooding of the Boggastow Brook in March 2010. Portions of the road washed away and one of the two 63” corrugated metal pipes under the road was extensively damaged. Temporary repairs, also reimbursed by FEMA, reopened the road several days after the storm and kept the roadway open until construction commenced in September 2011. Substantial completion was reached in December 2011, and final work was completed in June 2012.

Obituaries cynthia “cindy” gail (cyr) mcintosh, of Millis, passed away Sunday evening, September 2, 2012, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 68. Born in Paterson, NJ to Amy (Bronoviski-Cyr) Fisher of Millis and the late Frank Cyr, she was raised and educated in Boston. A resident of Millis since 1984 she had lived in Medfield for 18 years prior. Mrs. McIntosh received her Degree in the Social Sciences from Framingham State College and had been employed for over 25 years with the Boston Land Company as the Manager of their Wrentham property, “Liberty Pines.” An avid horseback rider, she enjoyed walking, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and cycling and painting nature scenes done in watercolors. She also had a great love for all animals. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 48 years to Robert McIntosh, her daughter, Rachel Hickson of Millis, her son, Allan Davis McIntosh of Millis, her sister Nancy Dugan of NH, her grandsons, Levi and Jael Hickson. Those wishing may make a donation in Cindy’s memory to the Millis Food Pantry, c/o The Church of Christ, 142 Exchange St., Millis, MA, 02054 or the Purr-Fect Cat Shelter, P.O. Box 548, Medway, MA 02053. For additional information please visit www.roberts-mitchell.com.

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Millis Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals The Millis Cultural Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Millis. Previously funded projects include: concerts at the town carnival, a performance of the Tanglewood Marionettes, and a historic retrospective presentation on the notorious Sacco and Vanzetti Trial. The Millis Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all

351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation.

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Millis UCC Fun Fair The Millis Church of Christ Congregational held its second annual Family Fun Fair on Saturday, September 15th. The event was a fun time for all on a beautiful day.

This year, the Millis Cultural Council will distribute about $4,000 in grants. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.massculture.org/lcc_public.asp, at the Millis Public Library, and the Millis Town Clerk’s Office (Town Hall).

Quinn Schaad, 2 1/2, of Millis shows his Dad, Brian, what a great driver he is at the touch-a-truck feature.

Snoopy was onhand to greet the littlest of Family Fun Fair visitors.

These folks were happy to walk circles in order for the chance to win a cake in the Cakewalk.

Norfolk and Millis Garden Clubs Host Talk on Boston’s Natural Spaces On Wednesday, October 10 the Norfolk and Millis Garden Clubs will host an evening with local author Meg Muckenhoupt at the Norfolk Public Library. Ms. Muckenhoupt will take visitors through highlights of her book Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces. The Lecture, which will examine public spaces throughout Boston’s historic and contemporary landscape, will address topics such as the following: The reasons Bostonians first created parks Shifts in the philosophy behind public spaces over the years Ways that Boston’s newest parks balance the challenges of contaminated sites, habitat preservation, botanical interest, and community needs

The Lecture will take place in the Meeting Room at the Library. It will run from 7-8:30 p.m., which will include time for questions. It is open to the public, but a donation of $5 is suggested for visitors who are not members of either club.

own surroundings and that of our community through the horticultural education of members – while cultivating new friendships in the process. www.MillisGardenClub.org

For more information on the Norfolk Garden Club, visit http://gcfm.org/gardenclub of norfolk or contact Club President Martha Richardson at (508) 528-3711 or mrichard@fas.harvard.edu. For more information on the Millis Garden Club, visit www.millisgardenclub.org. Millis Garden Club, founded in 2004, serves as a non-profit civic organization.  The Millis Garden Club strives to enhance the natural beauty of our

Local author Meg Muckenhoupt will use her book Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces as the basis for her talk at the Norfolk Library on Wednesday, October 10.


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Sports Tangney’s Leadership Big Plus for Millis-Hopedale Football BY KEN HAMWEY It’s easy to understand why Bay Tangney was chosen as one of the captains of the Millis-Hopedale football team. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior quarterback is a superb leader whose versatility enables him to play cornerback. He also gives 100 percent all day every day and he realizes that football is a microcosm of real-life situations. “Football teaches players to overcome adversity,’’ Tangney said. “We had losing teams my first two years in the program but last season we won the Tri Valley League Small Division title and got to the playoffs. We fought hard to end the negatives linked to our team and the result was overcoming a losing image.’’ Tangney, who started on defense as a sophomore on an M-H team that finished 3-8, was a key cog in reversing the Mohawks’ fortunes. Last year, he led M-H to a 10-2 record that included a berth in the playoffs against Mashpee, which downed the Mohawks, 30-12. Coach Dale Olmsted never hesitated installing Tangney as the Mohawks’ signal-caller. The veteran coach liked the junior’s demeanor and the way he led and inspired teammates. “We vote for captains and all ballots had his name included,’’ said Olmsted. “He demands a lot from his teammates but he does what he asks. What’s most impressive about Bay is his play under pressure. If it’s third and eight and no one’s open, he never gives up and is eager to make something happen.’’ Tangney, who has guided the Mohawks to a 1-1 record so far in non-league games this season, was calm and collected when he led M-H’s drive to the playoffs

last year. He passed for three touchdowns in an easy win over Bellingham and he helped to end the Mohawks’ 10-year losing streak against Medway on Thanksgiving, passing for one touchdown in a 19-12 triumph that earned him co-MVP honors with teammate Jim Perkins. Keeping M-H in the game during the playoff loss to Mashpee was a credit to his leadership and his play-calling. “I was able to complete a 40yard TD pass to Derek Latosek,’’ he recalled. “But, I was just as pleased the way we moved the ball in the fourth quarter, getting three first downs on third-andlong situations. Getting to the playoffs brought Millis and Hopedale together, we gained respect throughout the league and we saw more and more alumni at our games.’’ Tangney may not possess the strongest arm and he may not be super accurate with his passes but he’s got other attributes that put him in the top echelon of TVL quarterbacks. “I’m not a prolific passer and not the fastest runner,’’ Tangney said. “But, I study film a lot, try to analyze defenses, work on being a good field general and strive to take charge in the huddle.’’

TVL’s Small Division and return for another chance to win the Super Bowl. Individually, he wants to be a TVL all-star. On the academic front, he’d like to take his 3.60 GPA to a college like Assumption, St. Anselm’s or Endicott. “I’ve been contacted by all three of those schools,’’ Tangney said. “I want to continue playing football and all three have shown interest in me as a defensive back. I actually like playing defense more because you can be more physical.’’ Tangney is quick to praise his offensive line, his backs and wideout Ian Strom for his success. “Our line averages 240 pounds and they’re solid blockers,’’ Tangney said. “Strom has great hands and finds open spots while Chris and Zach hit the holes quickly and run hard.’’

Millis-Hopedale’s Bay Tangney strength is in his leadership and motivational skills.

ers get excited after they hear his pre-game speeches.’’

Tangney also has high praise for Olmsted.

“Tim isn’t regarded as a strong passer but he’s a leader and a motivator,’’ Tangney emphasized.

Calling his parents (Debra and Terry) role models, Tangney also admires Tim Tebow of the New York Jets.

“Coach Olmsted believed in me and respected me,’’ Tangney said. “He’s a great motivator and play-

Sounds a lot like the guy at the controls of the Mohawk offense.

Olmsted will take his chances with Tangney any day of the week. As a captain, Tangney leads by example but he can get vocal if he feels the need. “I like being a captain and leading,’’ he said. “I also like to teach and help younger players. It feels good to lead.’’ Tangney’s goals this year are basic and obvious. He wants to lead M-H to a repeat title in the

Millis High School Named among Boston Magazine’s Best Schools Millis High School has been ranked 50th in Boston Magazine's recent edition of Boston's Best Schools. The magazine compiled its list by analyzing data including graduation rate, percentage of students going on to college, mcas, SAT and AP scores, student-teacher ratio, and extracurricular activities. More information is available at: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/best-schools-boston2012-top-50/.

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NE Signature Properties Donates $1,500 for Library If you’ve driven down Main and Exchange Streets lately, you’ve probably noticed that the roofing of the new Millis Public Library is nearly complete and windows and siding now being are installed. Amidst the excitement of construction comes the reality of planning for the newly renovated library’s needs. To assist in this effort, the Friends of the Library have initiated a Capital Campaign to Enhance the New Millis Public Library. This past week, Northeast Signature Properties, LLC

committed to sponsor the Niagara Hall Reading Niche with a donation of $1,500 to the Friends campaign. Jennifer McMahon, owner, who was born and raised in Millis and after moving to Wrentham, has returned to the town with her family and her real estate business, which is located at 1352 Main Street.

a plaque on the stack with the donors name. Donations to the Friends' Capital Campaign are being accepted in any amount and checks can be mailed to the Millis Public Library, 25 Auburn Road, Millis, MA, ATTN: The Friends. For information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to become part of the campaign, please contact Nancy Sitta, Friends’ Fundraising Chair at (508) 376-2676 or email friendsofmillispubliclibrary@gmail.com.

A limited number of Book Stacks in the Adult, Young Adult and Children's Rooms are now available for sponsorship at the $250 level and will involve

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Save the Date for the Friends of the Millis Library Book Sale and Family Fun Day The Friends of the Millis Public Library will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale and Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the library, rain or shine. The library is located at the corner of Main St. (Rte. 109) and Auburn Rd. in Millis. This event is free and open to the public. A large selection of adult and young adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books in hardcover and paper-

back will be on sale, plus videos and DVDs. Prices start at 25 cents. The event will also include story-times, face painting, music and more. Proceeds help support the purchase of museum passes and programs for the library. The Friends sponsor 3 book sales annually. Donated books are accepted year round and can be dropped off inside the library during business hours. For more information, call (508) 376-8282.

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