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41% Voter Turnout; Override Wins by Six Votes BY J.D. O’GARA At a special election on June 25th, 41% of Millis residents turned out to vote. By just six votes out of 2,269, they approved a $10 million override to cover the cost of building a new police station ($7,058,110) and renovating the existing police and fire station to accommodate a growing fire department ($2,902,978). The debt exclusion override will be paid over 20 years, costing the average homeowner in Millis (with a home valued at $339,000) to see a tax increase of $253 the first year, reducing annually to $175 in the 20th year. The new police station would be located on the corner of Auburn Road and Main Street, where the old Millis Public Library is located. According to Diane Jurmain, member of the town’s Permanent Building Committee, the first feasibility study looked in depth at three potential sites for the station – the library site, the building which once

Solarize Medway Discounts Available through September 30th BY J.D. O’GARA Shown are drawings of the proposed new Millis police station and proposed renovations to the current police/fire station to accommodate the town’s growing fire department. By a narrow margin on June 25th, Millis residents approved a $10 million debt exclusion override to pay for the projects.

housed St. Paul’s Church, next to the current police/fire station, and 1073 Main Street. The site at 1073 Main, considered for a combined facility, was determined not to meet structural code requirements, would need site acquisitions and also had train tracks that would pose issues. Costs to make this site work would bring the total to $21 million. The site of the old church, similarly, would bring an additional one million in costs, since the old building would need to be razed and a new one built, and two residential lots behind it on Lavender

Going solar has never been more affordable in the town of Medway than right now. The Town is working with state agencies and one local contractor to offer residents Solarize Medway, featuring substantial discounts on premium solar installation, through September 30th. Shelley Wieler owns a 1760 colonial in the town, which her family has complemented with the addition of a barn. As Chair of the Medway Energy Committee, she’s considered adding solar to her updated portion of her home for awhile, but only recently has she had her home evaluated by experts.

Street would need to be purchased. With the library site, the cost of razing the old building was worked into the

budget for the new library, set to open this summer. Two years ago, Millis residents

“It’s not that just now we’re thinking (about solar), but the Solarize Medway program has definitely made it more feasible to consider it an affordable fashion,” says Wieler, who has been involved in bringing the program to town.



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approved a $5 million debt exclusion override to help build the $7.7 million structure, which was actually completed under budget. Chief Edison hopes to impart to residents that his department is doing all it can to make sure every dime spent on a potential police station is being put to good use, and that ideally, costs will ultimately end up being lower than projected. Costs, he notes, will never be lower than now. The main concern was making the new police facility compliant with 49 standards set for facilities by Massachusetts Police Accreditation. The current facility only meets 10 of those standards. “We don’t want to come back for a penny for exterior maintenance. Our goal is to be maintenance free,” says Edison, “and there’s not a square foot that I’m going to let the architect leave in because it’s convenient.” For ex-

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ample, the design called for a two-story building, which Edison nixed, due to costs to make it ADA compliant. Costs that the department is already looking at in the current building, such as $100,000 for new IT network, $175,000 to replace the current radio system, $12,000 for a new phone system and $113,000 for a Records Management and Administrative Software system will be rolled into the $10 million price tag for the new facility. The 12,000 square-foot facility will feature a bigger entryway to

allow for better privacy. Of utmost importance, says Edison, is the ability to accommodate juveniles who are arrested. The current facility cannot properly enforce laws surrounding juveniles in custody without great loss of building function. In addition, the new station will have a dedicated training room (trainings are currently conducted in the Veteran’s Memorial Building), as well as a fitness room for police officers. The new building will also allow for added security. Currently, says Edison, the hallway in the old building allows for four ways out, with access to every

part of the building. In the unlikely event of a detainee trying to flee, workers could be put at risk, he says. What’s more, when inmates are being processed, firefighters are currently prohibited from using common areas, such as bathroom facilities. As for the fire station, Chief Barrett explains that renovations are necessary to the building, which was built in 1957 for $17,000 as a police station, with a small addition for the Fire Department, which was volunteer. Now, he says, two to three firefighters are there around the clock, but the building hasn’t changed to accommodate this shift. The fire department has only four small rooms for its use. To comply with current building codes and requirements, the existing station would have to have all new wiring, heating and ventilation and enlarged doorways. Also repairs to the apparatus bay would require fixing dangerous areas of flooring and ceiling. “The steel is good,” says Barrett, who describes the new floor plan as “straightforward,” making the current building usable for another 25 years. Renovation, however, would be a complete overhaul, down to the outside walls. Trailer facilities would need to be brought in for firefighters’ use during the revamp. Most importantly, says Barrett, the department needs proper med-

ical storage, shower facilities and a locker room, as well as a decontamination area. “When a medical (call) isn’t clean,” says Barrett, “firefighters have to strip down and go home so they can shower, change and come back. It’s a risk to the firefighters’ families.” The concern regards exposing firefighters and their families to infectious or hazardous materials. Additions to the current building would also include an area to train. “To have a good training facility at the fire station is important to us,” says Barrett, who explains that the fire service promotes training to protect the health and wellness of firefighters. The second floor of the fire station would be devoted to the firefighters themselves, says Barrett. He points out that the first set of stairs doesn’t currently meet code, and that ultimately, all staircases will lead to the fire apparatus room. The next step, says Jurmain, would be to hire a project manager, under state requirements. She estimates that the process for the police station might take a year and a half to two years to complete, and that the fire station, with work beginning on the heels of the police project, would then be complete about three years from the vote.

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Medway Community Church Invites Children to Athens Vacation Bible School A summer event called “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth” will be hosted at Medway Community Church from July 22 to 26. Participants step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Kids participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Paul, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Athens VBS is a free program and will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. For more information, go to or call (508) 533-7032.

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“Medway is one of 10 towns that are participating of the Solarize Mass 2013 program,” says Suzy Affleck-Childs, of the Medway Planning Department. She notes that Town Administrator Suzanne Kennedy, Dan Hooper and Steve Maliniak have also had big roles in its implementation. Towns, she says, must go through a selective screening process. Matt Kakley, spokesperson for the Mass Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), explains that the program began as a pilot program in 2011. With this phase of 10 more towns joining the Solarize Mass program, the total number of communities involved now reach 31, and 8-10 will be added come fall. Kakley explains how towns are chosen. “Basically, it’s where we thought the program would be most successful,” says Kakley, who says that his office, working with the Department of Energy

Resources under the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental affairs, considered “how (towns) were going to market (the program), whether there was demand – some did surveys to see if they had that built in market.” Solarize Mass, and now, Solarize Medway works a lot like a groupon, wherein the more people who buy into the program, the larger the discount. Through the Medway Solarize program, the town chose between seven proven companies that had been vetted through Solarize Mass. After review, the town selected Second Generation Energy (, as the town’s solar provider through the program. The local company offering tiered pricing to agree with the group model concept of the program. “We participated in Solarize 2012 in Millbury and Sutton, says Ed Whitaker, President of Second Generation. “It’s a win-

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win.” Rather than compete for business all over the state, he says, “We get to focus our energies. We get to get some economics of scale as it relates to our equity and energy invested, and we pass that savings along to the customer. The pricing’s at rock bottom. It’s a tremendous value for the buyer.” At the lowest tier, if Second Generation installs from one to 25 kW, residents who go through the program will get a 17.7% discount on their solar installation. As more residents sign up for the program and more kilowatts are added, the discount becomes greater, with tiers at 1-25 kW, 25-50 kW, 50100 kW, 100-200 kW and 200+ kW. At the fifth tier, the savings becomes a 32.1% discount. “If only one house does it, they’re saving,” says Dan Hooper, Medway Solar Coach. He explains that the average cost per watt is about $4.85, but that Tier 1 pricing through Solarize Medway starts at $3.99. To get an idea how much that means for a household, says Hooper, most household installations range from 5-7 megawatts, he says. “The process for us has been quite easy and friendly. Our barn has a large south-facing roof,” says Wieler, and the installers deemed her property a good match. Wieler also points out that her roofs have recently been replaced, which is good, as roofs must be in good shape. However, solar doesn’t make sense for every property, Wieler adds. In fact, Medway Solar Coach Dan Hooper actually found that his house was not a good candidate. “I actually just had my free assessment today,” said Hooper,

Through September 30th, Medway residents have an opportunity to take advantage of Solarize Medway, part of the Solarize Mass program presented by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The more homeowners who sign up for installations with Second Generation, the greater the discount. Photo courtesy of Second Generation Energy.

“and I failed. Too many trees – but I’m not cutting down trees just to get solar.” Hooper explains that houses have to have an 80% solar exposure reading, something that’s determined in the half-hour evaluation visit. Says Wieler, “For us it was serendipity. It was very good timing for Medway to receive the Solarize Mass grant.” Wieler’s currently taking a look at their proposal and financing options. Through the program, residents can purchase or lease the solar panels with low and no money down options. In addition, they can receive tax incentives of 30% from the federal government, 15% from the state, up to $1,000 and rebates from MassCEC of typically $2,000 to $4,000. “Our motto is ‘Go green, save green,’ what people can do to save money on their electric bills,” says Kakley. “What’s neat about this is they

offer a whole variety of different ways to do it,” says AffleckChilds. “You can do an outright purchase or you can do a lease. They work with you to determine what’s doable for you.” Hooper adds that solar is no longer daunting technology. “This is reality today. This isn’t a pie in the sky. You can save money. It may take you six or seven years, but then you’re getting really, really cheap electricity after that. It totally makes sense,” he says. Wieler adds, “I think one of the benefits of this is the word of mouth. If you can get your friends and neighbors to participate, the cost for everyone will down.” Medway residents interested in having their homes evaluated for solar panels through the Solarize Medway program can visit www. or call (508) 422-0229.

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Medway High Holds 129th Alumni Banquet Award to Michael Narducci and Class of 1960 Outstanding Girl Award to: Kaycee Babineau. The cash raffles were drawn and the winners were: Dottie Charland, Deborah (Black) Hefner and Robert Parrella. Without the dedication and generous support of the Medway

Members of the Medway High School Class of 1963 gather for the 129th Medway High School Alumni Banquet. Front row: Joe Crowley, Dottie (McMasters) Beksha, Arlene (Briggs) Siderski, Patricia Wheeler, Linda (Valera) Butzke, Peggy (Charles) Eggleton, Nancy Mann, Judy (Cunningham) Schwartz. Row 2: Robert Spurr, Alfred Bolzani, Al Attubato, Susan (Pratt) Sheridan, Geri (Silveira) Gorman, Norma (Purney) Myers, Dorothy (McCarthy) Peterson, Kathy (Consigli) Burke, Carole( Kleynen )Flood, Sandy (Greene) Davidson, Darlene (Leblanc) Lamont, Roger Stokes, John Kennedy, Bob Saleski Row 3: Ben Bennett, Roderick Timpany, Billy MacDonald, Bernie Macko, Brian Clark, John Trombert, William Danforth, Richard (Woody) Smith, Ronald Dill. Photo by Bennett Photography

129 years ago, graduates of Medway High School gathered together to form an Alumni Association “to keep old friendships alive and enjoy an annual social gathering.” The tradition remains strong today as the Medway High School Alumni banquet was celebrated May 18th at the Doubletree Hotel in Milford. In attendance were 300 members, friends, and special invited guests. The Alumni is unique as it unites the old with the young spanning several decades and generations. The Class of 1988 celebrating its 25th reunion followed the tradition and hosted this affair, while honoring both the 50 year class, the Class of 1963 and welcoming the graduating seniors, the Class of 2013. Reunion committee co chairperson Mike Regan served as master of ceremonies along with his committee Kathy (Carmichael) Hight, Steve Lee, Ellen (McKiernan) Irons, Julie (Pollock) Vinson, Yvonne (Saleski) Gilbert and special recognition to his co-chair

Kristen (Yered) Kaufman. Victoria (Lotfy) Stilwell, Class of 1955 and the Alumni Secretary, gave the Roll Call. Special recognition was given to the oldest alumnus in attendance: Michael Matondi, Class of 1938, who celebrated his 75th reunion along with Lenore (Beers) Wilson, Class of 1943 who celebrated her 70th reunion.

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Save the Date! U.S. Army Band to Come to Medway BY J.D. O’GARA Mark your calendars for August 10th, at 6 p.m., when the U.S. Army Band will be visiting Medway’s Choate Park. According to Col. Mike Matondi, the concert, planned in honor of Major General Steven Wickstrom, Retired Commander of the 42nd Infantry Division and graduate of Medway High School, is sponsored by the Medway Lions Club and the Medway Parks Department. The concert will be followed by a fireworks display, possible through a donation from the Medway300 Committee. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador

for the 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), New York Army National Guard. The band’s base of operations is Camp Smith, Cortlandt Manor, NY. The band consists of 34 talented musicians from all over New York Sate. Band members are called upon as Army National Guardsmen to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies, parades and concerts and perform a variety of music, ranging from classical, concert pieces, marches and patriotic selections, pop, rock and jazz. The 42nd Infantry Division (M) Band has a long history dating back to WWI. The band is currently under the command of

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Medway Bottle/ Can Drive Saturday, July 6th The Medway Lions will conduct its monthly bottles and cans collection on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 starting at 9 a.m.; a fundraiser with proceeds used to support community services. Redeemables should be placed curbside by 9 a.m., brought directly to Medway Oil on Broad Street by 11 a.m. the morning of the drive 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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Local Salon to Host Cut-A-Thon for Family team at Willow insisted. “She needs the help right now, for her children and for the memory of her husband.”

signment. Andrea’s shop, located at 32 Central Street in Holliston, accepts seasonal clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories in excellent condition and only if it’s no more than two years old. Consignments are by appointment. The store can be reached at (508) 429-7400.

In addition to the services offered at the Cut-A-Thon, Nault explains that members of Willow will ask local businesses not only to donate to the raffle, but to consider donating directly to the family as well.

“Raffle tickets will also be available at our salon, and we’re going to make ourselves available for a direct drop off spot for any monetary donations or gift cards to the family,” adds Nault. Willow Salon & Spa is located at 1275 Main Street in Millis. For questions about the Cut-A-Thon, call (508) 376-1113.

“If they are going to give a gift card, maybe we can see if they will give one to Andrea, too,” she says. “Any help is appreciated.” Nault would also like to encourage local neighbors to help by patronizing or consigning with Andrea’s Boutique & ConBY J.D. O’GARA In a minute, everything changed for the Sorelle family, of Millis. One Saturday in April, Brian Sorrelle, who was instrumental in helping his wife, Andrea, achieve the dream of opening Andrea’s Boutique & Consignment in Holliston, suddenly collapsed and passed away due to a cerebral aneurysm. Sorrelle’s unexpected and untimely passing has left a hole in the lives of his family, including 8-year-old Juliette and 3year-old Paul, as well as a heavy financial burden. Now, Willow Salon & Day Spa will hold a Cut-A-Thon on Monday, July 22nd, from 4-7:30 p.m. to benefit the Sorrelle family. For cash donations, Willow will offer wet cuts, with no blow dry ($25) , foot refresh (or dry pedicures) ($25), hand polish change ($10) and 15-minute head/shoulder massages ($20). Raffles with prizes to Willow Salon & Day Spa as well as other businesses will also be available for purchase for $2. 100% of proceeds from this event will be sent to the Middlesex Savings Bank for the Sorrelle Family Fund in loving memory of Brian Sorrelle.

Becky Bussaglia, who works at Willow, has been Andrea’s hairdresser for about five years now. She considers Andrea a friend, and she wanted to help. “We all wanted to help. Coming from a mother’s perspective, I can’t imagine losing a husband and having to raise a son by myself. All of us at the salon, having the craft that we have, that we can contribute by doing hair, we all just wanted to do this,” says Bussaglia. “We are a pretty tight knit family here at Willow. We are a team,”

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Millis American Legion Post 208 would like to invite families of service members on active duty to come to the Post for a complimentary Blue Star Banner. Family members can contact Post 208 directly, the Millis Veteran Service Officer, John Wypyszinski, at (508) 376-7059 or, or Legionnaire Todd Arndt for further information.

Friends of the Medway Library will be screening entertaining documentaries for adults and teens as well as family movies in the air-conditioned Cole Room of Medway Library. What better way to spend a couple of lazy summer hours than watching a great film with Friends and fresh popcorn?

According to the national American Legion organization, it’s an American tradition to display a Blue Star Service Banner in the window of a home when a loved one is proudly serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Blue Star Service Banner is a reminder that war touches every neighborhood. The Blue Star Service Banner was designed and patented in 1917 by World War I Army Capt. Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio

Infantry. Queisser’s two sons served on the front line. His banner quickly became the unofficial symbol for parents with a child in active military service. The star sits prominently on a white background, surrounded by a border of red. Blue stars, the color of hope and pride, represent family members in active duty; a gold star symbolizes the sacrifice of a loved one who has fallen.

Open for Play The new playground at Millis Town Park, outside the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School, opened on June 1st. Photo by Nasrin Fatema Shimul.

Adult and Teen Documentaries July 17 at 7 p.m. Wordplay isn’t just for crossword puzzle fans. This highly entertaining film introduces the often funny and very passionate world of creating and solving puzzles. Jon Stewart and Bill Clinton confess their love of crossword puzzles, as we also view what turns out to be the exciting world of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. So whether you just like puns or take a week to complete the Sunday Times puzzle, you’ll enjoy this fun documentary. August 14 at 7 p.m. Before there was Wii, Playstation or Xbox, there was the classic video arcade game Donkey Kong. The King of Kong: A


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Family Movies: July 24 at 1 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph. This PG animated film tells the story of a video game villain who wants to be a hero instead. Unfortunately he causes havoc in the video game world. Can he save the day and the arcade? August 7 at 1 p.m. Tangled. The beautiful Rapunzel escapes from her tower with the help of the bandit Flynn Ryder to fulfill her wish to see the world. Come watch what happens to this feisty, longhaired girl and her funny sidekicks. This animated film is rated PG. Seating is limited, so sign up at the Medway Library or call the Library at (508) 533-3217 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

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Medway to Begin Quarterly Tax Billing End of August The Medway Board of Water/Sewer Commissioners has voted to change the utility billing cycle from “semi-annual” to “quarterly” starting in Fiscal Year 2014. Utility bills include water, sewer and/or trash services. All accounts will be billed for three months of services provided (in arrears) on the following dates: August 31, November 30, February 28 and May 31 of each year. The first round of quarterly billing in August will be prorated to cover the time from each customer’s last bill in the prior fiscal year, up through August 31, 2013. This could be anywhere from 7 months of usage to as little as 2 months of usage, depending on when your previous semi-annual bill last came. The decision to change to quarterly billing will allow for faster identification of potential water leaks and faster notification of a meter reading issue. It is expected to help residents better budget, track and anticipate bills. For questions, contact the Public Service’s office at (508) 533-3275 or visit Residents may also click “Pay Bills Online” from the home page.

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Medway to Host Shakespeare in the Park at End of Month BY J.D. O’GARA Medway’s Choate Park will become a Shake scene at the end of July, when the town will welcome The Medfield Gazebo Players for a free outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. On Saturday, July 27th and 28th, at 5 p.m., local residents can bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the type of outdoor theatre that might have been enjoyed by Medway residents 300 years ago. In fact, according to Wendy Rowe, Chair of the Medway Board of Library Trustees, Medway300 is funding the event. “When the Library Trustees pitched last year's budget, we suggested some programs we could fund including some that were particularly appropriate to Medway's 300th anniversary. The Selectmen liked the idea, and approved extra funds so we could do the programs. Shakespeare in the park is perfect, since that's the sort of thing that would have brought the community together pretty much throughout Medway's history,” says Rowe.

Rowe explains that, last summer, she and her husband attended a performance of Antony and Cleopatra by the Medfield Gazebo Players at a Walpole park.

way's very own Summer Shakespeare in the Park tradition. The Library has funded programs in the park before, so there's a precedent,” says Rowe.

“They were so good, I asked if they'd be able to do a show for us. I was amazed at how affordable their price was (for two shows on the weekend, even), so we signed them up,” says Rowe, who says she hopes the performance might be so popular that Medway could make this type of event an annual tradition.

Rowe does note that although the show is free, The Medfield Gazebo players may be quietly passing the hat asking for donations.

“I'm actually hoping it'll be a big enough hit that we'll be able to do it again next summer and start Med-

“I'm pretty sure that's what traveling players would have done had they come to Medway around our centennial celebration, so it seems appropriate,” muses Rowe.

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Grant Joins Charles River Bank’s Growing Commercial Lending Team Charles River Bank President & CEO Jack Hamilton is delighted to announce the recent addition of Angeline S. Grant as Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer to the Bank’s lending group. Grant has 20 plus years of experience in banking. Most recently, she was Business Development Officer - Business Banking with Middlesex Savings Bank. She previously worked in Ontario, Canada, as a personal financial planner with RBC Wealth Management, Royal Bank Financial Group and BMO Bank of Montreal Financial Group. She also worked as a credit and retail branch manager and assistant lending manager within the commercial banking group at RBC Royal Bank of Canada where she managed financial solutions within the commercial, corporate

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Residents of Medway and surrounding towns can bring their blankets, chairs and picnic suppers once again this summer to enjoy a series of concerts planned for Choate Park in Medway. The series is sponsored by the Medway Parks Dept., Mass Cultural Council and the all-volunteer Friends of Choate Park. Concerts will take place on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Quintessential Brass, founded in 1990, will toot their horns to start

off the series on July 18th. This brass quintet, out of Worcester, boasts musicians who have played both individually and with wellknown orchestras and musicians around the world. On July 25th, children’s performer Elaine Kessler will perform. “Miss Elaine” combines singing and guitar playing fun stories and play that encourages creative expression in children. She also hosts birthday and neighborhood parties as well as a summer enrichment program. Visit to learn more. Songs for Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee, see is a band that bills itself as “Celtic with a kick.” The local musicians combine Irish, Scottish and Canadian Maritime Celtic influence with American heartland roots and acoustic pop/rock. Songs for Ceilidh will perform at Choate Park on August first.

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Millis Lions Club Announces Millis COA July/August Events Bottle & Can Pickup Dates 2013 The Millis Lions Club today announced the 2013-2014 Curbside Bottle and Can Pick-up Schedule. For decades, The Millis Lions Club has been collecting redeemable bottles and cans generously donated by members of the Millis Community at their trailer located inside the Millis Transfer Station. The monies raised through this effort have been infused back into the community through sizable donations made to Millis playgrounds, ball fields, schools, scholarships and the library, as well as tree plantings and town beautification efforts. ONLY .05¢ redeemable products will be collected. PLEASE No trash, glass jars, tin cans plastic water bottles or other recyclables that DO NOT have a $.05¢ deposit. Those individuals wishing to be on the curbside pick-up route or who would like more information should call Debbie Hayes at (508) 816-6732 or email her at

You must be registered to have your bottles and cans picked up. As always, you may continue to drop off ONLY your redeemable bottles and cans at the Millis Lions Club redemption trailer at the transfer station in Millis or at Harkey’s Wine and Spirits (please say you’re donating on behalf of the Millis Lions Club). Curbside Pick-up dates are as follows: June 29, 2013 Sept. 7, 2013 Oct. 19, 2013 Nov. 30, 2013 Jan. 11, 2014 Feb. 22, 2014 Apr. 5, 2014 May 17, 2014 June 28, 2014 Millis Lions Club P.O. Box 247 Millis, Massachusetts 02054

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VNA Care Network, through funding from HESSCO Elder Services, is providing a free twopart Pre-Diabetes Program at the Millis COA. This two-part program will evaluate your risk for pre-diabetes. The first session on July 31, 2013 at 10 a.m., an indepth group talk highlights helpful strategies including healthy recipes to help you lower your identified risk. The second session, a screening will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m. An appointment is necessary for this 15 minute screening. A VNA Care Network Registered Nurse will meet with each participant to help identify personal risks and provide information to help minimize risks. Please contact the Millis COA at (508) 376-7051.

BBQ on Friday, July 26th at 11:30 a.m. We will be having hamburgers, hot dogs and a couple of different salads. An ice cream social will

follow. A $2.50 donation is requested. Don’t miss out on this delicious event! Please call the Center before Thursday, July 26th if you would like to be included.

“The Great Tours” Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul, DVD Screening The Millis Cultural Council has awarded the COA with a generous grant to purchase educational DVD’s. Please join us for the first of 8 lectures on Friday, August 2 from 10-11:30 p.m.. These 8 enjoyable lectures will provide a journey unlike any other, giving you the chance to experience these important sites and cultures through the eyes of an expert archaeologist and scholar, whose knowledge and depth of insight go far beyond any ordinary travel narrative.

Free Memory Screenings Concerned about your memory? The Millis Council on Aging will be providing free, confidential memory screenings on August 16th from 10 a.m.-12

p.m. as part of Community Memory Screenings, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) designed to promote proper detection of memory problems and provide education about successful aging. To sign up for a screening, please call (508) 376-7051. Don’t miss out on our delicious cold plate special and make your own sundae every Wednesday in July and August. Sign-ups are necessary. Please call Kathy at (508) 376-7056 for reservations Veteran’s agent, John Wypyszinski will be here at the Center on Thursday, July 18th and Thursday, August 15th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Please call ahead to make an appointment. Podiatrist Dr. Cooper will be here Wednesday, August 7th from 9-12. Walk-in appointments ($30.00) are on a first come first served basis. If you require a home visit ($50.00) please call the Center.

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Living Healthy Doctor, I Have a Stye BY: ROGER M. KALDAWY, M.D.

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tenderness, itching, or redness. Your eye may feel bruised and sensitive to light. You may also notice a reddish bump on your eyelid. If your stye is severe, you may develop an internal hordeolum. Pus will build up in the center of the stye, causing a yellowish spot that looks similar to a pimple. If the stye is painful, it will feel better once it ruptures and the pus drains.

What causes a stye to happen? Clogged eyelid glands seem to be one cause of styes. If you suffer from chronic blepharitis, bacteria may often build up and infect the

glands, making you prone to developing styes. Eye makeup sometimes causes styes. Some people notice the development of a stye during times of stress.

How To Avoid a Stye? Relax. Styes often develop in times of stress. College students cramming for exams often wake up with a stye. During times of stress, our bodies excrete certain chemicals and hormones that may play a role in developing styes. Because stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to reduce or prevent stressful incidents and strive to decrease negative reactions to stress. Keep It Clean. Clogged glands that line the eyelid can become in-



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• Massage: Gently massage the affected area. • Apply eye drops: Medicated eye drops or antibiotic ointments may help cure the infection. Your eye doctor will be able to tell which is best in your situation.

The longer a stye hangs around, the more likely it is to turn into a chalazion. A chalazion is a blocked oil gland that has become infected. A chalazion usually causes pain and inflammation, as well as a hard lump or bump on the eyelid. Your eye doctor may suggest lancing the chalazion for draining, and possibly a steroid injection to reduce swelling.

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Millis Public Library Summer Information The existing library will be closing on Saturday, June 29th. We will remain closed until we open at our new location on July 29th at 961 Main Street. (The logistics of the move are still being worked out, and if things move more quickly than expected, we will reopen to the public as soon as we are able.) A COMMUNITY BOOK BRIGADE will take place (weather permitting) at 10 a.m. on the 29th. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND HOLDS: While the Millis Library is closed, we invite all of our patrons to take advantage of our Minuteman Library Network

community. The Medfield Public Library will serve as the default holds pick-up location for Millis holds while we are closed. All books on our holds shelves as of June 29th will be moved to the Medfield Public Library. Patrons who wish to place holds on materials in late June or July should select Medfield or another Minuteman Library as their designated pick-up location. Any materials with a two-week loan period (books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, etc) checked out on or after June 17th will be due on August 1st. Items with a one-week loan period that are checked out on

or after June 24th will also be due on August 1st. MUSEUM PASSES: Museum Passes that are date specific, including the Boston Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, and passes to the Boston Harbor Islands are valid for the month of July, but these passes must be reserved and picked up at the Millis Public Library before the Library closes on June 29th. Patrons will not be able to reserve or pick up museum passes while the library is closed. RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS: All library mate-

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street, across from the Mobil Gas Station. Additional parking is in the municipal lot behind the library, which can be accessed via the municipal parking lot entrance on Route 109, or by taking a right onto Auburn Road and turning right again into municipal parking lot. Library is located at far end of the parking lot. From the West: Rte. 495 to 109 East: .25 mile after post office in Millis, take first left onto Auburn Road, turn right into municipal parking lot. Library is located at the far end of the parking lot.

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setts. Directions to the trail head will be sent upon registration. Dress for the weather and bring snacks, water, boots (that you don’t mind getting wet) and insect repellent, should the need arise. Join us at a local eatery afterwards for a bite to eat and discussion of our ex-

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us to use gelatin to make stickers, suncatchers and soap (yes, really..soap). Ages 6-10. Fee: $10m/$13nm per person. Frogs and Fireflies: Friday, July 12th, from 8 – 9:30 p.m. During the summer around sunset the marshes, ponds, forests and fields in the area come alive as the birds and other animals that live here prepare for the coming night. Many of the creatures that have remained inactive during the daylight are beginning to stir. Minimum age: 6. Fee: $9m/$11nm per person. Jazzy Jewelry, Pretty Purses, and More: Tuesday, July 16th,, from 2 – 4 p.m. Art, Nature and Shiny Things! What could be better? Join us to make some naturethemed accessories, and as we conduct some seriously-scented experiments! Suitable for children 5 - 12 years old. Fee: $10m/$13nm per person. Sundays at Stony Brook: Sunday, July 21st, from 1 - 3 p.m. Take a Stony Brook Sunday stroll in search of birds, turtles, frogs, plants, and other natural wonders in the company of a Volunteer Nat-

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Calendar of Events June 29 Millis Lions Bottle/Can Drive. Bottles curbside by 8 a.m. Proceeds fund Lions charities. July 6 Medway Lions Bottle/Can Drive, redeemables curbside by 9 a.m. or brought to Medway Oil on Broad Street by 11 a.m. Residents may also place redeemables at Lions Bottles & Cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street anytime. Fundraiser supports community services. July 11 Dress rehearsal for Shakespeare in the Park by Gazebo Players, Choate Pond, Medway Blissfest Yoga & Music Festival, Yoga at the Ashram, 368 Village St., Millis, 11:30 a.m. –7 p.m., $65, $50 if purchased by July 8th, features 10 yoga teachers, and seven music and kirtan artists as well as healers, speakers and vendors. All day yoga classes inside studio and outside. Call (508) 376-4525

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Sports A Season Of Success For Medway's Freshman Nine BY KEN HAMWEY The spring sports season is history at Medway High, but one team deserves some last-minute recognition for its top-notch achievement. The Mustangs’ freshman baseball team, which won its first 15 games, finished with a 17-2 record and became the school’s best-ever frosh nine. Coach Mike Coppinger’s squad relied on timely hitting, solid pitching and steady defense to dominate and only Hopedale and Hopkinton managed to defeat Medway. “We had 15 players and they all worked hard, had passion for the game and were extremely coachable,’’ said Coppinger, who starred in baseball at Medway for two years. “I could tell early on that we had a special group. If I told them to run laps, there were no complaints. They’re great kids.’’

The positive results the freshmen compiled could translate to a major plus for Medway’s varsity program, which qualified this year for the sectional tourney for the first time in nine seasons. Coppinger, who coached the Wellesley jayvees for two seasons, is hopeful his contingent can become viable varsity players in the immediate future. “It was a rewarding season, and it was good to be back at Medway,’’ Coppinger noted. “It’s fun to get talent ready for the varsity, and we want to become a credible farm team for Paul Francesconi’s varsity squad.’’ Francesconi likes what’s on the horizon for his varsity contingent. He saw the freshmen play and was delighted with their exceptional season. “Mike’s kids had a phenomenal year,’’ Francesconi said. “They should help us in the years ahead and I can see some of them play-

Shown here is a team photo of the 2013 Medway freshman baseball team that finished its season with a 17-2 record, the best ever at the school.

ing on the varsity next spring.’’ Medway’s top pitchers included Pat Harrigan and Seth Coppinger. Harrigan was 5-0 and Coppinger was 4-1. Both relied on fastballs and both had good control. “Pat is a lefty who throws hard and is always in control of the strike zone,’’ Coppinger said. “It was fun to coach my younger brother. Seth is a right-hander who had a reliable fastball and a good curve.’’ Shortstop Joe Downing, catcher Tyler Monahan and centerfielder Jeff Wenzel provided plenty of fireworks on offense. Downing hit .469, Monahan had a .471 average and Wenzel stroked the ball at a .429 clip. “Joe is the ultimate competitor,’’ Coppinger said. “He led the squad with five home runs and he was steady in the field. Tyler is a pure hitter who was phenomenal catching. He blocked the plate well and has a strong arm. Jeff is one of the fastest kids we had. He stole 20 bases and created havoc on the base paths.’’

Another trio of high-caliber players included Jeff Costello (pitcherleft fielder), Devin Nealon (third base) and Mike Purnell (first basecatcher). Costello hit .423, Nealon batted .400 and Purnell managed a .431 average. “Jeff pitched and his fastball and curve were very good,’’ Coppinger noted. “Devin was reliable at third. He could make routine plays and also excelled in tough situations. Mike was versatile and competitive. He could hit with power and he was very coachable.’’ Andrew Decristoforo was ultra dependable at second base, turning in consistent efforts in the field and hitting at a .430 clip. Other key players were Alex Coletti (outfield), Dan Shea (pitcher-outfield), Dave Peppin (outfield), Jake Brodeur (utility), Brian Culcasi (pitcher-outfield), and Matt Dwyer (first base). “Alex was ready when we called on him,’’ Coppinger emphasized. “Dan helped on the mound and in the outfield, and Jake was dependable wherever he played. Brian

was our crafty left-handed pitcher whose personality was terrific. Matt hurt his arm but moved to first base and gave us a good effort.’’ Coppinger is no stranger to Medway baseball fans. He hurled three no-hitters during his 2003 and 2004 seasons at Medway. A Tri Valley League all-star, he led the Mustangs into the South Sectional semifinals in 2004 where they lost to Abington. He played three varsity seasons at Merrimack, finishing 6-4 his sophomore season and hitting .500 as a junior. “I’d like to move up and work as a varsity assistant,’’ Coppinger said. “I really enjoy helping our program improve.’’ Bill Rooney, who worked as the frosh assistant, labeled Coppinger’s rookie year with the Mustangs as “Excellent. Mike knows baseball and deserves lots of credit for how the freshmen played,’’ Rooney said. “He did a great job.’’ Medway’s freshman baseball team set the bar high. And they cleared it with ease.

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Sports Medway Baseball Team Reaches Tournament for First Time in Decade BY CHRISTOPHER TREMBLAY It’s been over a decade since the Medway varsity baseball team had last ventured into the state tournament. This past season, the Mustangs were real close to adding another year onto that disappointment, but this year’s squad is not like those of the past. On the very last day of the season, the last game of the year Medway gave its fans a gem of a performance that catapulted them into the MIAA Division 3 South Baseball Tournament. Zach Walker pitched the season finale going 5 innings while allowing one hit as his teammates pushed across 4 runs in the first inning and another 3 in the second en route to an 11-0 win and a postseason berth. One week later, in the tournament opener against Canton, it was Medway’s ace that once again took to the mound for the Mustangs. As he has done all season long, Walker pitched another brilliant game going the distance while allowing the Bulldogs only one earned run, while striking out 8 in Medway’s first tournament win in some 10 years.

“Both games were the same – win or go home,” Medway Coach Paul Francesconi said. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Medway next had to travel to Ashland to face the number three seed in the tournament and quickly saw their season come to an end as the Clockers shut out the Mustangs 9-0. “This group did everything that we asked of them. In the past years, we’ve had some individual standouts, but this year was different. This team was focused, and different guys were chipping in on a regular basis,” the Coach said. “It wasn’t only the players, Assistant Coach Mike Manskee (the Medway JV Coach for the past 4 years) has done a great job in developing players for the varsity team, and when my wife had our first son, he took over the team, running our practices without missing a step. I couldn’t have done it without him this season.” Although the 2013 Medway baseball team was a single unit that did things as a team, that team would have been in trouble if not

for Walker's brilliance on the mound. The senior right-hander went 7-2 with an ERA of 1.81, fanning 52 batters in 58 innings. What’s even more impressive is that Walker lost his first two games of the season in which he allowed 14 earned runs. He then went on to win seven straight games and allowed only one earned run. In fact, he concluded the season in the most unbelievable fashion posting back-to-back no hitters, followed by back-to-back one hitters. For his body of work, the senior hurler was named to the Tri-Valley League All Star team, was copitcher of the year with Ashland’s Nick Cunningham and was ultimately awarded the MVP of the TVL. When Walker was not on the mound, Connor Guiou was the starting pitcher. Guiou went 3-2 grabbing wins against Dover-Sherborn, Westwood and Hopkinton, the latter two advancing into the state tournament. Walker and Guiou accounted for 10 of Medway’s 11 wins, while junior varsity call-up Kevin Leland grabbed the final victory against Norton. Le-

land along with Patrick Langille and Andy Henry will make up next year’s pitching staff for Francesconi and his staff. Henry was the only one of the trio that saw extensive action on the varsity squad this year playing in the outfield as well as seeing some action in relief. Offensively the Mustangs got consistent performances from centerfielder Mike Barry, third baseman Jordan Krozy and first baseman Kevin Bergeron. Barry, a three year starter, was Medway’s leadoff batter hitting.358 at the plate and in the field his quickness allowed him to get to just about everything hit his way. His speed also left him as the Mustang’s stolen base leader. Bergeron batted .360 as the cleanup hitter and Krozy hit .370 in the three hole, while leading the team with 18 RBI on the season, in addition to hitting 2 homeruns. Behind the plate Nick Langille did a great job with the pitchers, but as the season closed out he lost his starting job to back-up catcher Tim Huffam, who also saw action in left field.

The rest of the Mustangs to grace the roster of the first team to advance to the tournament in 10 plus years were Kevin Culcasi, a defensive vacuum at second base that got Walker out of a big hole during the tournament; Andrew Dawson (.300 hitter in right field); Grant Darst (a pitcher who hadn’t played since his freshman season and decided to come back his senior year. Threw some solid innings while grabbing a save against Norton); Ethan Mick (utility player) and Dan O’Connor (outfielder and DH). While it was a historical season for Medway on the diamond, Coach Francesconi is a little worried when the team gets together next spring. Medway graduated 11 seniors from its 15 man roster that made it to the tournament. Medway will only return four athletes from this year’s squad. Coming back next season will be Aidan Burke, the team’s shortstop who hit .312 this past season; Huffam behind the plate; Henry (outfield / pitcher) and Drew Harris. So as Medway basks in the glory of their first trip to the state tournament in over a decade, Coach Francesconi has to sit and wait to see what kind of prospects he has that may be able to move up from the freshman and JV teams.

Millis Girls Tennis Gets a Taste of Success This Year BY CHRISTOPHER TREMBLAY After finishing the 2012 season without a single win, Millis girls tennis coach Tom Ingraham knew that coming into this season, there was nowhere to go but up. Never in his wildest dreams did he believe his team could secure a .500 season. The Mohawks concluded the 2013 season with a 9-9 record and a trip to the Division 3 South Girls Tennis Tournament. Unfortunately, Millis was paired with Old Rochester, the number four seed in the tourney, and had its tournament run cut short in the first round match-up. “This season was already better than anything we could have asked for after going 0-18 last year,” Coach Ingraham said. “I’ve been

coaching for a long time, and this was one of my most rewarding seasons. It was such a dramatic turnaround from a year ago.”

and Uche Osuagwo. According to Ingraham, not only did the two improve their games on the court they were even bigger leaders off it.

Despite losing every match that his squad entered last spring, Ingraham remained optimistic about this year’s team.

Playing in the number one singles slot Desai may have finished 6-12 on the season, but she was the most important key to the team’s overall success. Although the senior didn’t win as much as she would have liked, she understands what she meant to her teammates.

“I knew that we had to be better, I just didn’t realize how much better we’d actually be,” the Mohawk Coach said. “The most impressive part of this season was that we won the games that we had to. In this league (the Tri-Valley) there are certain teams that we cannot compete against, we’ll try but it’s just not realistic.” The biggest reason behind the Mohawks' resurgence was its two senior captains Karishma Desai

“Karishma was disappointed at times mainly because she was involved in many close matches that she could have won,” the Coach said. Osuagwo improved the quality of her game which resonated in her team leading 11-6 record at the second singles position, while jun-

ior Caroline Spangenberg (third singles) dramatically improved her game and posted a 7-11 record. The majority of Spangenberg’s wins came in the second half of the season when the team really needed them. The doubles tandems were composed of junior Rebekah Kohls and three freshmen. Kohls, which saw action for Millis last season on the second doubles team, teamed with Caroline Denman where the duo was very competitive for the Mohawks. Casey Komarnicki and Erica Mullally were teamed up as the second doubles team about mid-way through the season and captured six wins for the Mohawks in limited action together. “They two didn’t play all that

much together until the second half of the season,” Ingraham said. “Their six wins was the best winning percentage on the team behind Uche’s.” Having proven they have what it takes to be a winner, Coach Ingraham is very excited about next spring, despite losing his top two singles players in Desai and Osuagwo. “Our expectations next year will be higher as we once again shoot for the tournament,” the Coach said. “Most likely, Caroline will move up to the number one singles position, while some of the doubles players will also find positions at singles, but we’ll have to wait and see what we get from the junior varsity team.”

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Obituaries West Lebanon, NH (formerly MILLIS) Robert J. Broderick, 81, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at his home. He was born September 29, 1931 in Roxbury, MA a son of the late Martin and Cecilia (Sullivan) Broderick and grew up there, attending Holy Trinity School. Robert went on to graduate from Boston Trade School and went to work for B. Feneno Company and later met Kathleen Murphy and they were married on October 9, 1954. Together made their home and raised their family in Millis, MA until 1971, at which time they moved to Lyme Center, NH and lived there for 26 years before moving to West Lebanon where he has lived since. Robert worked for Dartmouth College for 23 years, retiring in 1994. While living in Millis, Robert was very involved in youth activities, including Little League Baseball and Boy Scouts and continued to be involved in youth activities in Lyme. Robert was very proud to have served in the US Naval Air Force Reserve during the Korean War and to have been a volunteer Fire Fighter in Millis. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen in 2011, a son Robert E. Broderick in 1967, five brothers William, Martin, Joseph, Edward and Thomas Broderick and two

sisters Marie Trohon and Loretta Wood. Robert is survived by a son Christopher Broderick and his wife Barbara of Lebanon, NH; a daughter Eileen Broderick of Bradford, MA; two granddaughters Erin and Heather Broderick of Lebanon; a brother Francis Broderick of Braintree, MA as well as many nieces and nephews. Donations can be made to Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Rd., New London, NH 03257. MILLIS: Margaret "Marge" Joyce (Doyle) passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, June 9, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 78. She was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the late Frank and Catherine (MacLellan) Doyle. Moving to the Boston area in 1960, she then settled in Millis where she resided for over 50 years. Mrs. MacDonald had been an active communicant of Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish in Millis. Mrs. MacDonald is survived by her husband of 51 years, Waldo H.J. MacDonald, her daughters, Cathy Fournier and her husband, Kris of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and Teresa Delaporta and her husband,

Michael of Millis, her sons, Terry MacDonald and his wife, Lisa of Millis and Bernie MacDonald of Millis, her sister, Barbara Jay and her brother, John Doyle both of P.E.I. She is also survived by grandchildren, Danielle and Catherine Fournier, Maggie, Michael and Joseph Delaporta and T.J., David, Hannah and Whitley MacDonald. Those who wish may make memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or Please visit for additional information. MILLIS: John McCown died at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. Born and raised in Kentucky, he had been a Millis resident for 46 years. A United States Veteran, Mr. McCown had been employed as a Service Representative with the former Universal Fixtures in Quincy for over 23 years. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling to the Caribbean and hiking the White Mountains. An active member of the Millis Militia he took part in the Bicentennial festivities. Mr. McCown is survived by his wife of 53 years Dorothy Mc-

Cown, his sons, John McCown, Jr. of OH and Robert B. McCown of Littleton and his grandson, William McCown. He was predeceased by his son, Herbert K. McCown and his brother, Henry McCown. Donations in his memory may be made to the Millis COA, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054 MILLIS: Thomas Wesley Proe, age 86, lifetime resident of Millis, died on May 31 at his home with Elizabeth at his side. Thomas was born on January 8, 1927 to Laura (Paradis) and James Wesley Proe in Millis, near Proe's Corner. Thomas attended local schools, leaving high school at 17 to join the Navy where he served on the SS Griggs in the Pacific at the end of World War II. Together with his father Thomas began the family business of custom carpentry. Thomas studied and taught at Wentworth Institute for several years. Thomas and his father restored the altar of the Congregational Church in Millis where they were active members of the congregation. A member of the Charles River Masonic Lodge, Thomas enjoyed sailing off the Cape, hunting and fishing in Maine and Vermont, and loved

hockey. Thomas is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Proe; son J. Wesley Proe II and wife Dianne of Millis; daughters, Bonnie Proe Kanavich and husband Paul of Whitefield, Me; Susan Proe ladonisi and husband Jeffery of Sandwich, Ma; grandchildren Wesley Babb of Brattleboro, VT; Jessica Babb Williams of Topsham, ME; Jeffery ladonisi of Sandwich, Ma; Lisa ladonisi Glaser of Sandwich, Ma; Myles Proe of Millis; and MacKenzie Proe of Millis: great grandchildren Elliot, Scarlett, and Amelia Williams, Russell Babb, and Luke Glaser; niece, Wendy King Dennis; and nephews Kenneth King, Thomas Connors, and William Connors. Donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Please visit for additional information. NORFOLK: John Thomas (Marchant) Santos, of Norfolk, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Norwood Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 11. Born in Framingham, he was the beloved son of Karen J.

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Obituaries Marchant and John “Jay� Santos both of Norfolk and attended the Freeman Kennedy School in Norfolk with the fifth grade class. Most recently, John earned his yellow belt in Karate with Masters Martial Arts in only 6 weeks. John was also a dedicated and proud member of the NMM Vikings #71, for 3 years. John also enjoyed basketball, riding his bike, fishing, playing cards and spending time doing all types of activities with his expansive family. John discovered a new passion in Vermont learning to ski and snowboard. He was a beloved neighbor and friend, who warmly regarded him as “Johnny SUPA.� Johnny was baptized at the St. Thomas Church in Millis. He enjoyed 11 years of love, family, friends and fun. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jeffrey Suereth formally of Watertown, who now lives in VT and Jason Santos of Plainville; sisters Alicia Santos of Foxborough, Jackie Santos of Franklin, Amanda Santos of Uxbridge, Heather Santos of Northbridge, and Faith Coppinger of Lowell. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother Jacqueline Millis of Franklin, and maternal grandparents Thomas Marchant of Sherman, ME, formally of Medfield and Watertown, and Michael and Susan Petrowsky of Burlington, MA, and maternal great-grandmother Viola Grenier. Aunts Sara, Lisa, Margaret and Godmother Mary. Uncles Michael, Robert Jr., Richard, Ronald and Donald. Also dearly missed by his Great-Uncles David, Paul, John and George and GreatAunts Ann, Anne, Gail and Janet.

Johnny was the loving and adored uncle of Jordane, Tyler, Daniel, Anthony, Brandon, Claire, Jonathan, Skyler, Jenna and Logan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Marchant Santos Memorial Fund, Middlesex Bank, 36-A Milliston Rd., Millis, MA 02054. For additional information see MILLIS: Frances M. (Murray) Scarvalone, formerly of Ferndale, New York, died Monday morning, May 27, 2013, at Saint Patrick’s Manor Nursing Home in Framingham after a lengthy illness. She was 96. Born in Cadyville, New York, the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Powers) Murray, she was raised and educated in New York State. A resident of Ferndale, New York for 53 years she moved to Millis in 2007. After graduating from Plattsburgh State College, she taught elementary school in the Liberty, New York, Public School System for over 10 years. Formerly an active communicant of Saint Peter’s Parish in Liberty, New York, she had been a faithful Rosarian and the church organist. She was predeceased in 2007 by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Scarvalone and was the sister of the late Hilda Travis. Mrs. Scarvalone is survived by her loving daughters, Patsy Divver ( and her husband, Phil and Mary Scarvalone (, her cherished granddaughters, Emily, Martha and Claire Divver and had been the endearing “Auntie Fran� to

her niece, Nancy Sanford and her husband, Brian and her late nephew Kevin Travis, her grandniece and nephew, Rebecca Lachaga and her husband, Dan and Kevin Sanford and his wife, Michelle and her great grandnieces, Nicole Lachaga and Audra Sanford. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the charity of their choosing. Please visit for guestbook and further information. MILLIS: Joan Frances (Lyons) Schulz died Friday evening, May 10, 2013, at the Medway Country Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was 83. The daughter of the late

John F. and Mildred (Grover) Lyons, she was born in Boston, and raised and educated in the West Roxbury section of the City. Mrs. Shultz had been a Millis resident since 1962 moving there from Dedham. A Licensed Practical Nurse, she had been employed for many at the former Medfield State Hospital. She had also served as the bookkeeper for the family business “Kermit B. Schulz HVAC,� member of the Millis Council on Aging, she and her husband were involved with many civic and community activities in Millis, including the Millis Knightsmen. She enjoyed bowling and gardening and was very proud of her Irish heritage. Mrs. Schulz is survived by her husband of 61


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Alice Drive, Wayland $1.1 million


Lexington, New Construction $1.5 million


Edgewood Rd, Wayland 730k

Stacey St., Natick 599k


ASK THE REALTOR e.r.a. Key realty services by E. “Cappy” Capozzoli




Franklin, New Construction, 650k


21 Parkhurst Dr., Ashland 549k

Orchard St., Millis 379K



Medway - $239,000

Lake St., Norfolk $549K

Please feel free to call for a free market analysis of your home. Great rates for first time buyers!


Millis, $355,000


Medway Garage/Office 1,350/mth

Advertise Your Listings! Call Lori Koller 508-934-9608

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Cheryl and Steve ask, “We are planning to buy another home and to sell our current home. We are concerned about which we should do first, any ideas?” That is an age old question and a good one. Ten years ago, when the “market” was red hot, you could start negotiating to buy a

new home before you put your home on the market. Homes were selling very quickly then. The market today is good but not “red hot.” The best approach is to call a broker (hopefully me), and get a “market analysis” of the value of your home and a realistic time frame to get it sold. Once you are comfortable with the numbers, place your house on the market, and you can begin looking for your new home. Few buyers have the financial ability to buy before they sell their current home, so while your house is being marketed you really are just looking. Should you find a home you really want, you may make an offer with a clause, “subject to you getting an acceptable contract on your current home along with an unconditional commitment letter from your buyer’s lender.” However, few sellers will accept this clause as they have no idea if and when

your home will sell.The best approach is, once you have accepted an offer on your current home and your buyer has a firm commitment letter with no contingencies, you are truly ready to buy. If you do have the ability to get a mortgage on your new home while still having a mortgage on your current home, please be aware, it is a tremendous strain both mentally and financially to be paying two mortgage payments monthly and one of them is on an empty house. So the bottom line is, get your current home under a solid contract before you commit funds to your new home purchase. Mr. Capozzoli has been a Massachusetts real estate broker for 35 years. You are invited to submit your real estate questions by e-mail or by phone (508) 596-2600.

e.r.a. Key realty services, 707 main st, millis Information is for general purposes only always consult your attorney.

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Local Town Pages

- Just Listed -

- 38 Lovering St Charming Cape with large and private back yard!

July 1, 2013

TEAM RICE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW... HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW MEDWAY? Guess what the building was or is. All correct answers received by the 15th will be entered into a drawing.

Email answers to: or Mail to: Team Rice 4 Memory Lane, Medway MA 02053

284,9000 - Medway

- 12 Delmar Cape style multi in a fantastic neighborhood!

339,900 - Medway

- 178 West St Completely renovated with wrap around porch!

319,900 - Walpole

June’s Answer and Winners


The area’s leading Real Eastate Professionals Re/Max Executive Realty

Vonnie Clark - $50 Medway Cafe Vera Cenedella - $25 Restaurant 45 Karen Henneberry - $10 June’s Place

June’s Answer: Barsamian’s Garage (Currently Fasolino’s)

(508) 533-4500

Laina Kaplan

Robin Spangenberg

Realtor®, CBR

Realtor®, Homes for Heroes

DIRECT: 508-577-3538

Jennifer McMahon

Realtor®, Broker, CBR, CSP, LMC

DIRECT: 774-210-0898

DIRECT: 508-277-4144


Kerry DeVellis


DIRECT: 508-654-2336

(Source MLS, Most Homes Sold in 2010, 2011 & 2012!) 800-930-0907



$339,000 198 Village Street, Millis

$535,000 10 Bogastow Circle, Millis

Kerry DeVellis


$499,000 4 Blueberry Hill Rd, Medway Robin Spangenberg


Robin Spangenberg



$349,000 95 Ridge Street, Millis Robin Spangenberg


$859,900 $369,000 62 Norfolk Road in Millis 400 Burnt Swamp Rd, Wrentham Robin Spangenberg

Jennifer McMahon


$170,000 2 Adler Street, Medway Laina Kaplan



$424,900 $599,900 55 Holliston Street, Medway 1 Rolling Meadow Drive, Millis Robin Spangenberg


$280,000 $475,000 719 Aldrich Street, Uxbridge 14 Lawrence Street, Norfolk Laina Kaplan


Approximately 25 acres of Land, Millis/Norfolk Robin Spangenberg

Kerry DeVellis

KET MAR O T NEW $399,900

410 Village St., Millis Robin Spangenberg

Jennifer McMahon


$299,000 26 Spencer Street, Millis Robin Spangenberg



$1,150/mo 127 King Street #301, Franklin Laina Kaplan

132 Holliston St, Medway 1 Blueberry Ln, Millis

91 Medway St. Norfolk

286 Lowland St Holliston 86 Haven St Milford

110 Orchard St, Millis 9 Maple Ave, Millis

132 Holliston St, Medway 64 Spencer St, Millis

25 Ticonderoga Lane, Millis 8 Kingson Lane, Medway 39 Granite S, Medway

2/4 Holliston St, Medway 55 Spencer St, Millis

216 Orchard St, Millis

25 Fairway Lane, Medway

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

Medway/Millis July 2013  

Medway/Millis July 2013