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Will “The Fabulous Five” survive? Tuesday’s town election will decide whether a close-knit board of selectmen stays together another two years


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TRICK-OR-TREATING FOR VOTES: Michael Coller, center, one of nine candidates in next Tuesday’s election running for the Board of Selectmen, dresses up as Superman on Halloween night at Saugus Center while two of his supporters join him as Captain America and Batman. See this week’s “The Advocate Asks” for what each candidate considers a top priority if elected. More election coverage is inside (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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Finally, a place for Old Glory at Legion Hall American Legion Post 210 dedicates new flagpole

A COFFEE BREAK FOR VETS: Members and friends of The Saugus American Legion Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Post 210 gather inside Legion Hall last Saturday for coffee and donuts after the dedication of a new flagpole. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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or many years, the SauA NEW PLACE OF HONOR: The Saugus American Legion Cpl. gus American Legion Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Post 210 dedicated its new flagpole in front Scott J. Procopio Post 210 held of Legion Hall last Saturday (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) a dubious distinction that its


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THE FABULOUS FIVE | from page 1 ler For Saugus Selectman … A Return to Normalcy,” proclaimed the gaudy red, white and blue signs that two backers were holding near the rotary across from Town Hall. Coller, one of nine candidates running for the five seats on the Board of Selectmen, dressed up as Superman, flanked by two supporters who also wore the costumes of superheroes. He was out in there amid kids in costumes trickor-treating. “#1, on the Ballot. 2017, Saugus Selectman Candidate! Captain America, Superman and Batman! Three of a kind that will beat a full house any day!” Coller tweeted the next morn-

ing. It was a bold boast for a challenger who is on a mission to upset the recent order of local politics in Saugus – a closet-knit Board of Selectmen that’s been running for reelection as “a team” and aspires to continue together for another two years. Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta and her coll e a g u e s J e n n i fe r D ’ Eo n , Scott A. Brazis, Mark Mitchell and Jeffrey Cicolini have been together since March of 2015 – after engineering a successful recall of the four selectmen who fired Town Manager Scott Crabtree. Panetta, the lone selectman who opposed the ouster, later took control of

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OLD GLORY | SEE PAGE 17 the board with the four “recall advocates,” and soon after rehired Crabtree. After serving about eight months together, the board won overwhelming support from voters in the November 2015 town election. “ The most important thing to me is to continue this great progress we’ve seen with our Town Manager and our current team of selectmen,” Mitchell told The Saugus Advocate this week. “I am ex tremely proud of what we have accomplished, but we are far from done. We have an exciting long-term capital plan for the town which will help Saugus thrive for decades to come. I’m looking forward


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What separates each of the nine Board of Selectmen candidates from each other? Editor’s Note: For this week, we put two questions to each of the five incumbent selectmen and the four challengers on next Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) town election ballot. Our mission behind the questions we posed was to give each candidate an opportunity to talk about personal qualities they believe give themselves an edge over the other candidates. We also set out to explore whether each candidate has a top priority he or she would like to achieve if elected to a two-year term. We hope this information provided by the candidates will assist our readers in making their choices of who they want to represent them at Town Hall when they go to the polls to vote next Tuesday. Responses to our questions follow in the same order as where the candidates are positioned on the ballot.

REQUIRED READING FOR ALL WHO WANT TO SERVE SAUGUS: The so-called “Hallin Principle,” etched in a special plaque which hangs on the wall of the landing between the first and second floors of Saugus Town Hall, was intended to serve as words of wisdom to guide the Board of Selectmen and all other elected or appointed board or committee members, Town of Saugus officials and Town employees. The plaque, which includes a photo of Isabelle Louise Hallin, honors the Saugus schoolteacher who was forced to resign in 1937 after unsubstantiated rumors that she served alcohol and cigarettes to her students during a practice of a high school play in the basement of her parents’ home. The School Committee voted to exonerate her in January 1942 – 11 days after her tragic Christmas Eve death in her New York City apartment. At the recommendation of Peter Manoogian, who researched the Hallin story, the Annual Town Meeting voted in 2012 to adopt “The Hallin Principle” and approve the creation of the plaque, which was unveiled the following year. It reads “May our actions within this Town Hall lead to greater wisdom and justice rather than sorrow and regret.” (Saugus Advocate Photo by Ross Scabin)

Q: What is the one thing you bring to the table that the other candidates do not have that you believe will help the next board for the betterment of Saugus? Candidate Michael Coller: My sound ability to think in an unbiased manner. It is essential we base our Town decisions solely upon “independent thinkers” which are the citizens that “Democracy” means utilizthemselves. Understanding ing insightful decisions based



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Commission allows me the ability to balance my fellow memon the betterment of our com- bers’ perceptions with the best munity. My clear focus and de- interest in the Town at heart. termination that I have shown Surely, as a Corporate Investias a member of the Library gator for over 20 years fused UChoose Dbl 1 10/23/2017 9:14:16 AM Trustees and Conservation with a keen sense of financial

acumen and a superior level of intuition should make me a solid Selectman. I’m not into “high fives” or “pats on back” for previous wins then arguing who was responsible. That doesn’t matter to me. It’s the “win” for

the Town I sincerely care about first and foremost. This isn’t a popularity contest, High School Dance or a backyard cookout for a select few. This is our Town’s future. If I have my way, everyone will be invited. I thank you for your consideration and hopefully your vote on November 7, 2017. Former Selectman Michael Serino: I believe the one thing I bring to the table that the other candidates do not have which would help the next Board of Selectmen for the betterment of Saugus would be my experience. My public service record includes: former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting Member, ViceChairman of the Town Meeting Charter Committee and former Chairman of the Conservation Commission. Moreover, I currently serve as the Chairman of the Board of Assessors. My public service record is a testament to my leadership skills and my ability to work with people. Former School Committee Member Corinne Riley: As I wrote in my campaign announcement over six months ago, “I want to serve on the Board of Selectmen to promote accountability, transparency, cooperation, and to ensure that all voices are heard in Saugus.” Since I am not running as part of an alliance, and no one in my family works for

the town in any capacity, I am not beholden to any elected official, town employee, or anyone else. As I did when I served on the School Committee, I will work ONLY for my constituents. I feel strongly that every dollar the town receives belongs to the people in town, not the government of the town. If the people are or are not going to receive a particular service, they should know precisely where their money is or is not going, so that they can hold their government accountable. Specifically, a finalized line-item budget should be available online, updated with year-to-date actual data regularly, and anyone that requests information from the town should be provided with that information in a timely manner. The Town Charter specifies that the Board of Selectmen are the chief policy makers of the town, and as Selectman, I will advocate for a policy that includes transparency of the budget and all public information as described above. Selectman Mark Mitchell: I think one of the most important things I bring to the table is I am not a politician. I believe the citizens of Saugus have seen in the last 33 months that I say what’s on my mind and I don’t take the long way around



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to the point when I have something to say. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m passionate about our town and I’ve shown that passion during my tenure as a Selectman in Saugus. I’m not afraid to voice my opinion and I always have the best interest in mind for the citizens of Saugus. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini: Our town, like all other communities, is constantly facing the financial challenges associated with the rising costs of salaries, pension benefits, utilities and health insurance. My 25 years of real world business experience helping commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations, including municipalities, solve their complex business problems is unique and is critical to our town’s continued success. I am a known industry expert in operational and capital budgeting and forecasting and have the experience necessary to make certain our town remains on a strong financial footing. I will also ensure the town is maximizing the revenue streams associated with the increased economic development on the Route 1 corridor and other areas and we consider new revenue opportunities to help reduce the financial impact on our residents. My keen business sense and pro-business nature are well documented. They allow me to assess each applicant that comes before the board for a special permit or liquor license with an open mind while making certain I am acting in our town’s best interest from both an operational and financial perspective. Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta: I offer Saugus voters my extensive financial background and committed local government / community service. I hold a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Suffolk University. I’ve been engaged in Saugus organizations and elected offices for 30 years. I have served as a Saugus Selectmen for the past six years, currently as Chairman. I am the President of the Saugus River Watershed Council and past-President of SAVE. I have served as the Chairperson of the Saugus School Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Saugus Charter Commission. I’ve also served five terms as a Town Meeting member representing Precinct 5. I’ve earned Distinguished Toastmaster status, and I am currently the President of the Joslin Toastmasters club. I’m also a member of the Saugus Chamber of Commerce, the Saugus Business Education Collaborative, the Saugus Historical Society, and Conserva-

tion Law. I’ve been endorsed by the Sierra Club for my environmental focus and efforts. I’ve worked full-time for over 30 years, with a focus in accounting, finance, auditing, and actuarial. I am employed as the Director of Financial Reporting & Analysis at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. I am committed to moving Saugus forward with unity, purpose, and direction. I am proud of the accomplishments made by the current Board of Selectmen, and I hope to continue these efforts working collaboratively, as we have already demonstrated, in the best interest of Saugus. Candidate Assunta Palomba: One thing I will bring to the table that I believe will help the next board for the betterment of Saugus is a strong and great leader. I am honest, communicate well with others, have confidence, committed, have a sense of humor and bring a positive attitude. Selectman Scott Brazis: After working 30 years in the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office – and more so, over the last 10 years of my career, I got to work with multiple state agencies, including DCAM – the Department of Capital Asset Management, DCR – the Department of Conservation and Recreation and many delegates at the State House – state reps and also the state senators. By working with all of those agencies and officials in the past, I think I know my way around those agencies and can have them help Saugus become the best community on the North Shore – a place for people to live and raise their families. Selectman Jennifer D’Eon: My ability to communicate and connect with people is my greatest asset. I face the same challenges of every working family in Saugus, trying to bal-

ance family, faith, community and work. I can directly relate to my fellow citizens, we are a diverse group but at our core we are alike in the value we place in our families and friends and Saugus. Q: What’s the most important single issue that you hope to accomplish over the next two years – your top priority if elected to serve the people of Saugus? Candidate Michael Coller: Spark, invigorate and continue to fuel creativity in our Town employees, Tax Payers and children. Through the revitalization of Cliftondale Square, introduction of new commercial businesses and industry, will move us forward toward economic development in turn raising more funds for our stabilization Budget Line Item. Bottom line, our Town employees and every single citizen should be proud and want

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erans Food Pantry, the Saugus 200th Anniversary Committee and assisted with the Round Hill Memorial Project. First and foremost, the Saugus Board of Selectmen needs to continue conducting business in a professional, open, civil and productive manner. I have always been able to disagree without being disagreeable. Over my three years on the Board I have worked hard to maintain a balance of fairness to businesses and residents. We need to advocate for new businesses and at the same time consider the impact it will have on our citizens. I recognize these decisions have

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School which was completed on time and on budget. My experience would help serve the next Board of Selectmen and the people of Saugus. Former School Committee Member Corinne Riley: The one important issue above all others is a Capital Improvement Plan. It is stated in the Charter that one shall be written and updated annually. I have seen and heard the Town Manager and a couple of Selectmen refer to the Capital Improvement Plan. However, when my campaign recently requested a copy through the Freedom of Information Act, the Town Manager’s office responded that “There is no responsive records that exist.” This is a need that serves the community as a whole. One cannot successfully run a town without a comprehensive plan addressing all foreseeable capital needs, not just a few that some people would like to see. The taxpayers in town deserve a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan that includes their input, and is available online, for anyone to see. The Plan should be updated annually, as mandated in the Town Charter. Why it has not happened to date is a question for the current board, but I am committed to completing a comprehen-

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GRABOWSKI | from page 7 hances student achievement. To enhance student achievement is and should be the only goal that the next School Committee has on its agenda. Thirtyfive percent of the 8th graders taking mathematics met or exceeded expectations – 13 percent below the state average. Thirty-seven percent of the 7th graders taking the test in English language arts (ELA) met or exceeded expectations – 13 percent below the state average. 38 percent of 8th graders taking ELA me or exceeded expectations – 11 percent below the state average. 69 percent of 10th graders were proficient or higher in math – 10 percent lower than the state average. While the argument can be made that these were new and more rigorous tests, we still rank in the bottom 20 percent of test scores in the whole state of Massachusetts. There were some bright spots at the elementary level, but I am concerned that increasing class sizes will adversely affect the teaching of critical skills. Twenty-two to twenty-five students in Kindergarten does a disservice to the teacher and

the parents when by state regulation you can only have a district-wide average of twentyfive. This is the very age when research has shown the formation of basic learning skills are developed. We also have a third-grade class that at one time was facing 31 students but is now down to ONLY 28. These are alarming trends that I think critical thinking can find options to. I was the only one who consistently voted against a budget that did not reflect the needs of the district and which forced the closing of a vibrant building hosting a wonderful early childhood center. A one percent increase in the current school budget has led to deficiencies in the education of our children that I find unacceptable. Is it right that our school district has one librarian, at the high school? We have makeshift libraries at the elementary schools that are run by volunteer PTO members and only operate because of their efforts. We have glaring shortcomings in our ELA scores yet there is no support to encourage the students. Several years ago I

was instrumental in getting the town meeting to allocate ten thousand dollars to help reinvigorate the library at the middle school that was closed for years, we even hired a librarian but due to budget shortfalls, the position was eliminated several years ago. Last year we reduced graduation requirements at the high school as well as moving foreign languages to an elective rather than a requirement. How do you expect our children to excel in postsecondary endeavors if we lower the requirements for graduation rather that require them to be better prepared to compete once they graduate? At the last Town meeting, I was the only one to speak about what we would be losing with only a one percent increase over last year, while we identified critical needs of approximately one million dollars over the previous year. Three other members, as well as the Superintendent, did not even show up to defend the needs of the district. If you elect a “slate of candidates” that think with one mind and seem to follow blindly along with outside influenc-


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es, you shortchange the education of all the children. Being elected to the School Committee should not be relegated to a popularity contest. Critical thinking and an understanding of the academic and social and emotional needs of all children should be the top priority. This has been my goal since day one. One way of accomplishing this is to be out in the community and observing work in the classroom, speaking to students and parents as well as staff to make sure we are doing the best to meet all goals, but over the past several months efforts have been made to put gags on the ability of elected school committee members to have honest and informative discussions. This does a huge disservice to our children and encourages power to be concentrated and information controlled to spin information. Recently, there was a “celebration” concerning certain achievements that apparently are taking place in Saugus. I personally see no reason to celebrate the state of education in Saugus until adequate funding allows us to be way above the

state average in all areas. There are two top priorities I have for the next two years. Free all-day Kindergarten for all Saugus students and reduction of class sizes. It has been shown that the basis for educational excellence lies in setting the groundwork at the earliest age possible. Currently, 282 school districts in Massachusetts offer tuition-free all-day Kindergarten and 57 school districts charge some sort of tuition. Why should any family be denied the educational opportunity of a firm foundation because of financial reasons? The Massachusetts Constitution and federal law requires a “free and appropriate public education” for all. Why aren’t we living up to that standard? If the need is recognized to spend millions of dollars on parks and playgrounds, I suggest that investment in the building blocks of a sound education should take precedence over swings and slides. It is also a failure when we prematurely close a building and have class sizes that are not conducive to educational excellence. Ask any parent if

they think that their child is being served well in classes that have 22, 25 or even 28 children in them. This is also unfair to teachers when we demand increased educational achievement yet provide them with class sizes that tax their abilities. It is only thru exceptional effort and dedication that children get a great education in Saugus. I ask all voters to examine the campaign of all people running for office in Saugus. How many of them have put increased educational achievement at the cornerstone of their rhetoric? I have. I am not asking for your vote as a member of a slate but rather as an independent, critical thinker that has one goal: increased educational achievement for all Saugus students. I would like to thank the taxpayers for supporting a debt exclusion for the construction of a new middle-high school complex. I pledge to support the project as to being built, on time, on budget and as designed. I have extensive experience in the building process as I was on the building committee for the Belmonte repair project as well as the current vice chair of the current middle-high school building committee.

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y name is Jean M. Bartolo. I am running for reelection as your Representative Town Meeting member for Precinct 6. I am asking for your continued support and vote this Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Besides my 100 percent Town Meeting attendance, I voted: • Against Water and Sewer Rate increases and trash fees. • Against the $1.5-million “One Time Assessment” tax. • For SHS fence along Route

1. • To keep our Library, Senior Center and Youth & Recreation open. • For 18 percent Chapter 90 Highway funds: handicap ramps and sidewalks. • For a new Saugus HighMiddle School to be built and Belmonte School renovation. • For seven new police cruisers. • For Hamilton Street and Lincoln Avenue projects. • For Rezoning of Route 1, Central Street and Ballad Street.

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• For a playground feasibility study. In addition to being a Town Meeting member, I am a longtime volunteer in Saugus: • Charter Member, Saugus Public Library Foundation, former vice president. • Saugus Emergency Management Agency – Shelter Manager. • Sidewalk Committee – ADA Handicap compliance work. • Former Chairman, vice chairman and secretary for

ASKS | from page 6 sive Capital Improvement Plan. Selectman Mark Mitchell: The most important thing to me is to continue this great progress we’ve seen with our Town Manager and our current team of Selectmen. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished but we are far from done. We have an exciting long term capital plan for the town which will help Saugus thrive for decades to come. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve the people of Saugus. We will lead Saugus to heights it has never seen before. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini: There are many priorities; however, I feel the opioid crisis that

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Town Meeting candidates Voters will elect at least seven new members

By Mark E. Vogler


orty-one incumbent Town Meeting members and two members who were appointed to serve unexpired terms are among the candidates vying for the 50 seats – five for each of the 10 precincts – in next Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) Town Election. Voters will elect at least seven new members. Here are the candidates listed in the sequence in which they appear on the ballot, within their respective precincts. The most competitive races are in Precincts Ten and Eight, where nine and eight candidates are running, respectively. Only four candidates are seeking Town

POND | from page 7 ther’s pride in Saugus helped to enshrine my commitment to success for students, educators, and families of this town. Growing up lower-middle class, my mother working as a vocational teacher for special needs students and my dad as an HVAC technician, I came to appreciate the hard work that parents put in to help their children build a better future. Sometimes this meant doing homework alone or eating dinner late while they worked, a small sacrifice for the roof over my head and food on the table. Other times this meant being unable to enroll in a sport, extracurricular activity, or educational trip because the resources, financial or otherwise, weren’t there. However, despite the challenges, my parents and I never quit, even if we did not represent the “traditional” family and had to struggle to get more out of less. I was fortunate to encounter teachers, staff, and administrators dedicated to their craft and students, which helped to guarantee I didn’t slip through the cracks. The fruits of our collaborative labor paid off and are embodied in my achievements. Graduating from Saugus High in 2005, I finished within the top 10 percent of the class. I went on to UMass Boston on a full academic scholarship awarded by the Chancellor, completing my Bachelors in Political Science in 2009 (Magna Cum Laude, Honors) and my Master’s in International Relations in 2011 (Magna Cum Laude). Having to support myself throughout college, I developed a varied and diverse professional background as a paralegal handling real estate, personal injury, bankruptcy, and class action cases. I’ve gone on to support executives in global risk management, becoming a licensed

Meeting seats in Precinct Nine. But the top “write-in” candidate could win the fifth seat. Editor’s Note: * denotes Town Meeting candidate for re-election. Precinct One There are six candidates running – four incumbents: *Joyce C. Rodenhiser, Sherri Raftery (appointed to fill unexpired term), Susan C. Dunn, *Ronald W. Witten, *F. Ann Devlin and *Christopher R. Jones. Precinct Two There are six candidates running – four incumbents: Robert James Camuso, *Christine M. Moreschi, Joseph James Beatty, *Stephen D. Sweezey, *Thomas A. Falasca and *Peter A. Rossetti Jr. Precinct Three property and casualty insurance broker in MA, NY, and IL in the process. Presently, I support executives in healthcare information technology, where I act as a liaison to the C-suite, managing day-to-day operations of broad yet highly specialized teams. This includes mentoring, coaching, and training them to promote effective and efficient alignment on projects, finance, and personnel logistics. My desire to serve on the School Committee is the manifestation of the cumulative experiences I have had as a student, resident, and young adult with deep ties to Saugus and its school system. My sister, Carli Pond, born to my father and stepmother in 1998, is a graduate of the Class of 2016. When our dad passed away unexpectedly from a brief illness in 2014, I began a new role, stepping in as a guardian and helping her navigate the final two years of her Saugus High career and onto college. These days, our school system has much to be optimistic about. Our 21st Century education plan and coming renovations which include a new Middle-High school, offer hope to what has been declining investment and performance over the last number of years. Our success in tomorrow must not be too far-sighted as the foundation for it begins today. We must work collaboratively to secure our collective future by addressing lingering problems of enrollment and talent retention, to maximize our return on the massive investments we’ve recently undertaken. I’m asking for your vote so that we can get to work uniting the commitment and goals of our residential and business communities, students, educators, and parents, so that no one in our town may feel uncertain about the success of the next generation.

There are five candidates running – four incumbents: *Steven W. Murphy, Philip J. Rando, *William B. Stewart, *Arthur David Connors Jr. and *Richard E. Thompson. Precinct Four There are seven candidates running – four incumbents: George Eugene Falardeau III, *Albert J. DiNardo, Maureen E. Whitcomb (appointed to fill unexpired term), *Stephen N. Doherty, Keith Allen McCabe, *William L. Leuci and *Patricia M. McLaughlin. Precinct Five There are six candidates running – five incumbents: *Laura Z. Groark, Bernadette B. Ganino, *Pamela J. Goodwin, *Brenton H.

Spencer, *Ronald Mark Wallace and *Karli M. Brazis. Precinct Six There are seven candidates running – three incumbents: *Matthew A. Canterbury, William A. Marchand, Jr., Alberto Vito Morgante, *Jean M. Bartolo, Kevin D. Currie, *William S. Brown and Allen V. Panico. Precinct Seven There are six candidates running – five incumbents: *Patricia A. Prizio, *Michael J. Paolini, *Stephen F. McCarthy, *J. Brian Costin, *Kimberly A. Politano and Richard Patrick Lavoie. Precinct Eight There are eight candidates running – four incumbents: Arthur Grabowski, Thomas

E. Traverse, William Kramich, Jr., *Joan I. Fowler, *Joia C. Cicolini,*Stephen M. Horlick, *Anthony J. Lopresti and Matthew P. Riley. Precinct Nine There are four candidates running – three incumbents: *John S. Cottam, *Paul R. Sullivan, Judith A. Worthley and *Daniel M. Kelly. The top “write-in” candidate will be elected to the fifth seat. Precinct Ten There are nine candidates running – five incumbents: *Steven C. DiVirgilio, *John F. Coburn, Melissa A. Ferraro, *Martin J. Costello, Katie Marie Guarino, *Darren S. Ring, Tanya Digirolamo, James A. Tozza and *Michael J. Serino.


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Profiles of the Board of Selectmen candidates Michael Coller

PERSONAL: “Auntie Janice” and “Uncle Jimmy” including many close lifelong friends are my dear family. Born in Saugus, raised and educated in Precinct Eight. I reside in Saugus and have cumulatively lived here for thirty two years. EDUCATION: Graduate of Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. OCCUPATION: Corporate Security Professional for thirty years. Currently, owner of MAC Investigations specializing in Criminal matters. License Massachusetts State Police Private Investigator and Guard Services. LOCAL POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT SERVICE BACKGROUND: 2014 Candidate for Town Meeting Member. Currently, a tenured Saugus Library Trustee and Conservation Commission Member for over two years. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Saugus Italian American Club Full member. Former Eighteen year veteran of the A.N..E.F.O. (Association of New England Football Officials) responsible for assigning High School Football Referees. Of which enabled me to officiate local Pop Warner games promoting “good sportsmanship” and team values. Board of Director 2013-2015 L.P.D.A.M. (License Private Detective Association of Massachusetts.) Accountable for maintaining strict standards for one of the largest Licensed Private Detectives Associations in the United States.

PERSONAL: Life-long Saugus Resident Family Members:  Ann Serino (mother), James Serino  (fatherdeceased), Stacy Serino (sister), Paul Serino (brother) INVOLVEMENT: Former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Town Meeting Member, Former Chairman of the Conservation Commission, Former Chairman of the Open Space Committee, Former Chairman of the Saugus Resident (First-Time) Homebuyer Program, Vice-Chairman of the Town Meeting Charter Committee, Current Chairman of the Board of Assessors COMMUNITY SERVICE: CoFounder of the Saugus ItalianAmerican Club, serving as the organization, first office of Secretary. Member of  (S.A.V.E.)  Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment. Corinne R. Riley

EDUCATION: I am a Saugus High School graduate from the Class of 1975. PERSONAL: I am a lifelong resident of Saugus. I am married to Christopher and we have three children Dan, Elena and Olivia. I pride myself on being a homemaker and community volunteer in many different capacities. GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE: I have served as an elected official on the School Committee for 4 years, during which I was chair of the Finance, Special Education, and Food Service Sub Committees of the School Committee, as well as on the negotiaMichael J. Serino tion team and Wellness Advisory Committee. I served as an Executive Board member on the SHORE Collaborative in Chelsea, representing the Saugus School Committee. I was the School Committee representative on the Staggered Election Committee as well. While on the School Committee, I successfully initiated the annual Saugus High Job Fair, and worked with our State Representative to bring in funding for the FIRST Robotics program, both still in operation. I also successfully secured a doEDUCATION: Graduate of Sau- nation from private business to gus High School and the Univer- install Automatic External Desity of Massachusetts fibrillators (AEDs) in all Saugus OCCUPATION: General Electric schools. I was also the successful Company (25 yrs) campaign manager for our State

Representative Donald Wong. I don’t just talk the talk; I show up every day, do the work, and get things done. COMMUNITY SERVICE: My community service in Saugus covers many organizations over the last 30 plus years. I have been a Religious Education teacher and a Parish Council Member at St. Margaret Parish. I have volunteered on the Saugus Coalition for the Homeless, Belmonte PTO president, a parent representative on the Belmonte School Council, and I was honored with the Parent of the Year Award at the Belmonte. I started as an advocate for the vote of the Belmonte renovation project which I began on the Belmonte Building Committee as a parent, and ended my participation as a School Committee member of a project which ended on time and within budget. I have served as coach, manager and Executive Board member on the Saugus Softball Little League. I am currently a member on the Saugus War Memorial Committee honoring our Veterans and a Saugus Library Foundation Executive Board member. Mark D. Mitchell

PERSONAL: I am a third generation Saugonian. Mother’s side of the family: Chatterton’s. Father’s side of the family: Mitchell. Children: Christopher, 20; Isabella, 12. EDUCATION: I attended Sweetser Veterans Memorial Belmonte Jr. High and graduated from Saugus High in 1988. College: Northeastern University -- graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major of Accounting and Finance. OCCUPATION: Controller. I’ve worked for publicly traded companies, private companies, nonprofit companies as well as for profits. I have worked in industries such as advertising, IT consulting, education and travel LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Got involved with the Recall, which began in the fall of 2014 after the former Board of Selectmen fired Town Manager Scott Crabtree. I became the president of the Save Saugus PAC and helped lead the Recall of the former board. I March of 2015, I made the leap into politics for the first

time, winning one of four spots in the historical recall election. We immediately rehired Scott Crabtree. Served on the Board of Assessors, 2013-15. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Saugus American Little League Baseball 2002-2009; Saugus Babe Ruth Baseball 2010-2012; Founded Wings Baseball Program with John Furey in 2009. Summer baseball program designed to keep Saugus Children playing baseball in town.

Audit/Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee at Salem State University’s Foundation since 2008; Honorably recognized with the Salem State University President’s award for exemplary service on the board; Assistant Harbormaster in Saugus from 2009-2015; Member of Saugus Chamber of Commerce; Member of Saugus ITAM since 1993; Treasurer at the Point of Pines Yacht club since 2010.

Jeffrey V. Cicolini

Debra Panetta

FAMILY LIFE: Jeff, a 4th generation Saugonian and his wife Julie, also a lifelong resident, live with their two children Gianna and Anthony in East Saugus. Gianna is a Junior at Saugus High School where she attends the Academy for the Advanced Program of Studies and is her class Vice President. Anthony is in the 8th grade at the Belmonte Middle School. Both children are actively involved in Saugus athletic programs. Julie is a licensed family childcare provider in Saugus. Jeff’s mother, Cam, is also a lifelong Saugus resident as is his sister Joia, who is a Town Meeting member (also seeking reelection) and member of the Board of Health. My family has a long history of public service in Saugus. EDUCATION: Jeff graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salem State University with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting and Minor in Economics. OCCUPATION: Jeff, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), is a partner and shareholder at AAFCPAs, a 200+ employee CPA firm with offices in Boston, Wellesley and Westborough. Jeff manages the firm’s Boston office and is on the Executive Committee and is the firm’s Treasurer. He began his employment at AAFCPAs in 1994.Jeff specializes in providing audit, tax and business consulting services to nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Coach for Saugus American Little League since 2009; Former Manager in Saugus Wings AAU Baseball program; Treasurer and Chair of the

EDUCATION: MBA - Northeastern University – Honors Graduate, 1991 BSBA - Suffolk University - Accounting – Magna cum Laude, 1983 PERSONAL: Married to Mark Panetta, 31 years. Mother of Two Children -- Mark (21) and Sabrina (18) Mark is in college at WPI and Sabrina is at the University of Maine. PROFESSION: Work at the Joslin Diabetes Center, where I am their Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis. I’ve been employed at Joslin for 8 years. I have over 30 years of accounting, finance, and auditing experience. GOVERNMENT ELECTED POSITIONS: Selectmen: 2011-2017, Current Chairman; Past Town Meeting Member – Precinct 5 – 5 terms / 10 years; Saugus School Committee – Chairman – 2005 – 2007; Saugus Charter Commission – Vice Chairman – 2007 – 2009; Endorsed by the Sierra Club for this election COMMUNITY SERVICE: President – Saugus River Watershed Council; Member and Past President – Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment; VicePresident of Public Relations – Rumney Marsh Toastmasters, Past Area Governor and Division Governor, President of the Joslin Toastmasters Club; Member of the Saugus Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Historical Society; Member of the Friends of Breakheart; Member of Conservation Law & the Sierra Club; Member of the Saugus Education Business Collaborative; Past Member of the 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of


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PROFILES | from page 12

overseeing a $65 million budget and approximately 750 emChurch along with St. Margaret’s ployees. Church; Member of the Saugus COMMUNITY SERVICE: PresiAction Volunteers for the Envi- dent of Saugus Youth Hockey 5 ronment (SAVE) 1/2 years

Saugus Committee; Past Board member of SCTV; Past Sunday School teacher at Blessed Sacrament; Past member of the Tree Committee (12 years); Past PTO officer for Lynnhurst School; Past Scott A. Brazis United Way coordinator

Jennifer E. D’Eon

Assunta A. Palombo

OCCUPATION: Director of Concierge and Security Services for a downtown Boston property E D U C AT I O N A L B A C K GROUND: I am a 1979 graduate of Saugus High School. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Forensics from the University of New Haven and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. I also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program at Harvard University and Boston University’s Corporate Education Center, where I furthered my studies in leadership and critical thinking in the 21st century, focusing on problem-solving in the public government sector. FAMILY (INCLUDING NAMES AND AGES OF CHILDREN): Wife Christine and three children: Karli, 21; Zak, 17; and Lily, 13. EXPERIENCE: I hold 2 ½ years of experience as Vice-Chair of the Board of Selectmen, and three decades of municipal and state agency experience that I feel qualify me for reelection to the Selectmen. I served the public in the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office for 30 years, working my way up to second-in-command and

OCCUPATION: Employee of Hallmark Health systems for over 20 years working in the Patient Access department. Currently, Insurance Coordinator/ Financial Counselor, Hallmark Health Systems, Unicorn Park Location. GOVERNMENT BACKGROUND: “I sit on many committees beside my role as Selectman; including the economic development committee, The Aggregate Reclamation Committee and the Saugus High School/Middle School Building Committee.” E D U C AT I O N A L B A C K GROUND: Malden High School Class of 1993 graduate. Bunker Hill Community College Culinary Arts Certificate Program 1993-1995 North Shore Community College Nutritional Science and Diet Program 2014-2015. I am currently enrolled at North Shore Community College with a Major in Business. FAMILY: Husband: Thomas D’Eon Jr, Daughter: Alexandra, age 15, Son: Jake, age 10. COMMUNITY SERVICE; “I am happy to volunteer anytime I can at the Veterans food pantry held at the Saugus Senior Center.”

THE FABULOUS FIVE | from page 2

Vo t e r s w i l l g o t o t h e polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Town Clerk Ellen Schena estimates that next week’s election will draw a turnout of about 25 to 26 percent – roughly about 5,000 of the town’s 18,361 voters. That’s comparable to the March 2015 recall election and the November 2015 regular town election, she said. “ We g o t 1 0 n e w m a chines – all tested and ready to go … Maybe we’ll get between 5,000 and 6,000 voters,” Schena said in an interview this week. Other contests on next Tuesday’s ballot: • Veteran Housing Author it y M ember William

E D U C AT I O N A L B A C K GROUND: Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield, MA (1984); Merrimack College Bachelor of Science in Business Management (1988) PERSONAL: I have lived in Saugus for 17 Years at the same address. My hometown is Wakefield, MA. My Parents Felice & Emma Ciardiello that live in Wakefield, MA and 3 siblings: Elisa, Angelo, and Anna My husband Americo of 28 Years. My Daughter Rosa 26 who has graduated from Suffolk University (2013), My daughter Melisa 23, University of Mass. Magna Cum Laude, (2017). Both my daughters have gone to the Saugus Public School System. My Grandson 11 month old Giovanni. OCCUPATION: I have been a local real estate agent for 18 years with Century 21 North Shore. COMMUNITY SERVICE: I volunteer at the Saugus Senior Center; 9 Years at the Saugus Everett Elks, Currently Exalted Ruler also known as President; Parishioner and Chorus Member at the Blessed Sacrament

to continuing to serve the people of Saugus. We will lead Saugus to heights it has never seen before,” he said. Former School Committee Member Corinne R. Riley, one of four challengers in the race, said she believes it is a tougher for challengers like herself to run against what she’s called “an alliance” than running simply as one of several contestants in a field of candidates. “I think that I am one of t h e to p f i ve c a n d i d ate s running,” said Riley, who last year wor ked as the campaign manager in the successful reelec tion of

state Rep. Donald Wong, R-Saugus. “I also think that some of the incumbents are strong and productive members of the BOS [Board of Selectmen], and that by running as a group, they enhance the candidacy of those members that are not as strong and productive.” For mer S elec tman M ichael J. Serino and first-time political candidate and local real estate agent Assunta A. Palomba are also challenging the incumbent selectmen. A 25 to 26 percent turnout expected

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~ Campaign Mail ~

Corinne will treat our tax dollars with care Dear Editor: I have come to know Corinne Riley as a School Committee member while serving as chairman of the Saugus Finance Committee and as Temporary Town Manager, and more personally at the Saugus American Legion. She has always struck me as genuine, energetic, and unafraid to do the work. As a candidate for Selectman, I appreciate that she counts Transparency, Accountability, and a Capital Improvement Plan as her top

goals. Corinne understands the town budgeting process, and more importantly, she understands that the budget is not just numbers on a piece of paper. It represents which critical resources and services we can and cannot provide for the people of Saugus. I am confident that Corinne will treat our tax dollars with care, and will support transparency regarding where our tax dollars are spent. Please join me in supporting Corinne Riley for Saugus Selectman. Bob Palleschi

Riley would be “a tremendous asset” if elected selectman To the Editor, As a business leader who spent over 30 years working within the Saugus community, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with a number of Saugus residents. Many, if not all, were individuals who cared deeply about their home town and its well-being. After these many years of experiences, one of the individuals whose name would be at the top of my list when it comes to community involvement and caring deeply about the Town of Saugus is Corinne Riley. I have worked with Mrs. Riley in a number of ways over the years and have always had a great admiration for her. She is a genuine individual of high moral

Stewart seeks a four-year term. He faces challenger James N. Liberato Sr. • Four of five incumbent members of the School Committee are seeking another term. They include School Committee Chair Jeanette Meredith and members Elizabeth Marchese, Linda N. Gaieski and Arthur Grabowski. Candidates Marc Magliozzi and Cameron J. Pond are also vying for one of the five seats on the committee. • R e s i d e nt s i n e a c h o f the 10 town precincts will have their neighborhood contests as they elect five members in each precinct to the 50-member body.

character and well deserving of the trust and confidence others have placed in her on many occasions. She is a hard-working and dedicated person capable of accomplishing much when she sets her mind on a specific goal or task. I have no doubt that she would be a tremendous asset to the Town of Saugus if elected to the Board of Selectmen. She certainly has my respect for her uncompromising sense of ethics and her willingness to work so hard for the benefit of others within her community. I would highly recommend her to you and ask that you support her efforts to once again serve the Town she cares for so deeply. John J. Smolinsky


| from page 10 groups, student (youth) education forums, tighter controls within our schools and group counseling sessions are some of the action items we can implement in order to get the ball rolling. The time to act is now! Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta: We need to sustain the forward progress that we are now experiencing. We see progress with strengthening our finances, with capital planning and improvements, with zoning initiatives, with parks & playgrounds, with a new middle/high school, and developing a vision for our fu-


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WHEELABRATOR | from page 1 landfill would provide an additional disposal capacity at the landfill estimated at 400,000 yards, according to DEP’s 11page decision. The state has scheduled a public hearing in the Saugus High School Auditorium on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the state has begun a public comment period in which concerned citizens or organizations can submit written testimony through the close of business on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, to “We believe the Department of Environmental Protection’s [DEP] provisional decision granting a permit to allow for of the continued use of the ash monofill by Wheelabrator Saugus represents the best environmental and economic solution for the town, the state and the region,” Wheelabrator’s VP of Environmental, Health & Safety, James Connolly, said in a statement to The Saugus Advocate. “While maintaining jobs and other economic benefits, it will

not change the nature of the Monofill, the daily capacity of the Monofill, the materials deposited in the Monofill, or operations at the Monofill,” Connolly wrote in an email to the paper on Wednesday in response to DEP’s decision. “It will not increase the Monofill’s height, footprint or lateral measurement. We remain open to a dialog with the town about a long-term plan for Wheelabrator Saugus that will maintain and enhance our economic and environmental value to the community,” he said. State Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, said she hopes that constituents who are concerned about health and environmental related to expansion plans at the ash landfill would share their concerns with the state.“Today’s [Wednesday, Nov. 1] announcement from the DEP will kick off a 30-day public comment period in which I would encourage my constituents who are affect-

ed by Wheelabrator Saugus’ operations to submit written testimony to the DEP and/or attend the public meeting which will be held on Thursday, November 30th at 6:30pm in the Saugus High School Auditorium,” Vincent wrote in an email to The Saugus Advocate. “I am extremely proud that for the first time in over 20 years, Wheelabrator Saugus will be required to go through a public permitting process. We have made tremendous strides in the last few years to get the DEP to at least listen to our concerns,” Vincent said. “Our voices, joining together as one, have made a difference. I am thankful to all those who have joined with me in opposition to any further expansion of the Saugus ash landfill, and I am grateful to Commissioner Suuberg and this administration for at least committing to a public process, unlike in years past,” she said. DEP also issued a final decision on Nov. 1 on Wheelabrator’s application regarding Ash Staging and Transport. “The Final Decision allows WSI to temporarily stage ash residue within the limits of the ash landfill, for transport to off-site ash management facilities, subject to specific conditions,” according to the MassDEP decision. “MassDEP’s Response to Comments received during the public comment period is attached to the Final Decision,” MassDEP noted. “You may review the document at: https://www.mass. gov/service-details/wheelabrator-saugus-inc-ash-landfill-saugus. In addition, a hard copy of the document will be provided to the Saugus Public Library and Revere Public Library,” the agency said. On November 1, 2017, MassDEP issued for public comment a provisional decision on the application by WSI for a major permit modification relating to the placement of some additional fill in two valleys on the landfill (referred to as the Valley Fill Project). You may review the document at service-details/wheelabratorsaugus-inc-ash-landfill-saugus. In addition, a hard copy of the document will be provided to the Saugus Public Library and Revere Public Library.

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Football Sachems find way to win vs. Pentucket, 35-21 By Julian Cardillo


he Saugus football team found a way to win against Pentucket, improving to 2-7 and showing signs that the future may be bright. Saugus defeated Pentucket, 35-21. The Sachems had 11 possessions and scored on five, punted on one, and turned the ball over on the remaining five. “We played well, but we stayed in late when we could have capitalized,” said Saugus coach Anthony Nalen. “It was good to see the guys battle late for the win, but it was an up and down performance.” The Sachems had three different players fumble and quarterback Mike Mabee threw two interceptions, one of which was a pick-six. But Mabee was solid overall, with a 50 percent pass completion and over 200 yards throwing. He was also helped greatly by the play of Marvens Jean, who had three touchdowns on the game. Jean had one touchdown in

the second quarter and two in the fourth; he scored on a 75 and a pair of 45-yard runs, respectively. He also had 11 carries. “He’s seen a lot more time now,” Nalen said of Jean. “He’s our featured back and he’s built for it. He’s six-foot, 195 pounds. He’s a sophomore but sometimes I forget. He’s big, fast, and strong.” Mabee connected with James Moise on a 25-yard pass into the end zone in the first quarter. Moise scored off another Mabee pass in the second. Defensively, the Sachems were solid and Nalen doesn’t feel the final score tells the whole story. “I felt bad for our defense, we didn’t put them in good spots,” said Nalen. “Every time our offense turned it over, Pentucket scored.” Overall, however, Nalen was satisfied with how his team played. He felt this was a complete performance, better than the blowout they compiled in their one previous win against Winthrop.

For Nalen, who wanted to see improvement week to week at the start of the season, this win was especially satisfying. “It’s huge any time we get a win, but the way we did it this time was fantastic,” said Nalen. “We’re continuing to improve throughout the year and our sophomores and juniors are coming of age. “We’re 11 times better than we were in week one. There’ve been wins I’ve been unhappy with and losses I’ve been happy about. It’s all about putting out a consistent product. Everything is smoother now, from day to day practice to understanding how to break down film to learning how to lift in-season.” Saugus’ focus shifts to Amesbury on Saturday. “They’ve played Pentucket and lost by three,” said Nalen of his team’s next opponent. “They’re tough. They’ve got some athletes on defense that could give us issues. We want to get our athletes in space and spread them out.”

After unbeaten season, Saugus soccer eyes more By Julian Cardillo


he Saugus girls’ soccer team finished the regular season unbeaten and won the Northeast Conference South. Now the Sachems are hungry to make a deep playoff run. Olivia Burke scored two firsthalf goals and Allie Kotkowski had a second-half hat-trick to lead Saugus to a 5-1 victory over Winthrop on Sunday in the regular season finale. Kotkowski and Burke, who

have the most and second-most goals on the team (30 and 20, respectively), seem to be in pole position to make this post-season a memorable one. “You have to be a scorer,” said Saugus coach Chris Coviello of the two players. “To find the net…it’s a hard thing to do. You’d think it’s easy when you’re shooting at an eight-foot by 24foot space but it’s not.” On the flipside, the Saugus defense was also quite strong. They only conceded seven goals in the regular season.

Saugus host Wayland at home Friday afternoon in the first round of the state tournament. “They’re from the best league in the state,” Coviello said of Wayland. “But we have momentum. We’re happy to have won the conference and finish undefeated, but now we’re looking to do other things in the tourney.” Kotkowski and Rachel Nazzaro made the All-Conference Team. Allison Leblanc, Ary Carney, and Olivia Tapia-Gately were named All-Stars.

Saugus High Sports Round-up


he Saugus soccer team Jonathan Rodriguez had two Also on Monday, the Sabeat South Boston 8-3 in goals while Alec Aldred scored once chems field hockey team lost to a goal-fest on Monday. to improve the Sachems to 9-5-2. Gloucester, 2-0.


| from page 13 ture. I would address this challenge as I have for the past term as Chairman, by continuing to foster the collaborative and harmonious working relationships among Selectmen, our Town Manager, and Town Meeting. We need to maintain our focus and diligence on building

the new middle/high school. In June 2017, the townspeople supported two debt exclusions: one for a new middle/ high school and one to renovate the Belmonte and Veteran’s schools. This is the largest investment our town has ever supported, so we need to make sure that these efforts stay on track. As Selectmen, we need to monitor progress. We are currently in the full design

phase and recently hired a construction manager. We hope to break ground in fall 2018. Candidate Assunta Palomba: The most important single issue that I will accomplish over the next two years and my top priority if elected is to provide the best environment possible for the residents to live fulfilled lives and reach their full poten-


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Vecchione named CCM/AHL October Rookie of the Month


ehigh Valley, Pa. – The American Hockey League (AHL) announced this week that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione has been named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for October. He will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Phantoms home game in honor of his achievement. A 24-year-old center from Saugus, Mass., Vecchione recorded two goals, eight assists, 10 points and a pluseight rating in 10 October games, helping the Phantoms to a 7-2-0-1 record and a share of first place in the Atlantic Division. He registered two assists and a plus-five rating in his AHL debut on October 7 as Lehigh Valley downed the Hershey Bears 7-2 at PPL Center, and he converted his professional marker just a week later as part of a 3-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scran-

ton Penguins in downtown Allentown, Pa. Vecchione is currently tied for the AHL lead in rookie scoring with 10 points and ranks second among rookies with eight assists.

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, November 3, 2017



By Mark Vogler

letic department and program should problems arise,” she added. As we said this summer, those were two emails that should never have been written. And the fact that they became public should cause School Committee members and other elected and appointed town officials to be careful in what they write in emails in the town’s computer system – as they can become very public.

ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this VFW Fundraiser coming up week in Saugus. Tomorrow night (Saturday, Nov. 4) the Saugus VFW Post 2346 will be doing a fundraiser to raise money for the Saugus Veterans Vote on Tuesday! Relief Fund. You can donate either directly to the fund or by showOne of the most important functions of a newspaper is to make ing up and buying raffle tickets at $10 apiece. The grand prize is a sure readers know about the candidates on the ballot in a local elec- book of $10 scratch tickets. There’s 100 in the book, so the value tion. It is equally important to approach the candidates and pro- is $1,000. You can get the tickets either at the VFW or through the vide them with an opportunity to share their platform and views town’s Veterans Service Office. At the VFW, ask to see Bill Doucette with the readers. We have expressed that invitation in our week- or Bill Boomhower. The event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Sauly column, “The Sounds of Saugus,” for several months, under the gus VFW (190 Main St.). heading “Candidates’ views are welcome.” For more details about how to help the Saugus Veterans Relief Essentially, anyone running for public office in next Tuesday’s Fund or about programs offered by the Saugus Veterans Service election (Nov. 7) – candidates for Board of Selectmen, School Com- Office, you can contact Veterans Service Officer Doug LeShane at mittee, the Housing Authority and Town Meeting – had a chance 781-231-4010 or email him at to share their background and introduce themselves to our readers at no charge. So, it is somewhat disappointing that a small per- Annual SHS Football and Cheer Pancake Breakfast centage of the candidates actually took advantage of the opporIf you love pancakes and want to support your Sachems, here’s tunity for some free exposure. an event to mark down. Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 to 11 a.m., check out the Annual SHS Football and Cheer Pancake Breakfast in the The Hallin Principle High School cafeteria. Admission is $5. Yes. “It’s a Great Day to Be a I have no ponies in Tuesday’s town races. We have no editorials Sachem!”says the flyer being circulated by the Saugus High School endorsing any candidates. Our only hope is that it’s a fair and hon- Football Parents Association. est election and that the campaign has touched on some good isFor more details, call Jayne Mabee, the association’s president, sues for the betterment of Saugus. Hopefully, those who are elect- at 781-520-1931. ed will go on to become good public servants for their town and that they will follow “The Hallin Principle,” which is etched in the Hey, SHS Class of 2007! classy plaque that all can see on the wall of the landing between Cassandra Anderson, the class Secretary for Saugus High School’s the first and second floors of Saugus Town Hall when they exit the Class of 2007, wants classmates to know about their upcoming second floor auditorium. 10th reunion – the event will take place on Nov. 25 from 6 p.m.The plaque, which includes a photo of Isabelle Louise Hallin, hon- 12:30 a.m. at Opus Restaurant (87 Washington St., Salem). “Admisors the Saugus schoolteacher who was forced to resign in 1937 af- sion is free. Heavy appetizers will be served and all guests will reter unsubstantiated rumors that she served alcohol and cigarettes ceive drink tickets,” Cassandra told us. to her students during a practice of a high school play in the basement of her parents’ home. The School Committee voted to exon- Roast Beef Dinner at St. John’s erate her in January 1942 – 11 days after her tragic Christmas Eve St. John’s Church, near the Saugus Iron Works National Historic death in her New York City apartment. At the recommendation Site, is having its annual Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, of Peter Manoogian, who researched the Hallin story, the Annu- at 6 p.m. al Town Meeting voted in 2012 to adopt “The Hallin Principle” and approve the creation of the plaque, which was unveiled the fol- Want a little drama this weekend? lowing year. It reads: “May our actions within this Town Hall lead to The Saugus High School Drama Club will present “Wiley and the greater wisdom and justice rather than sorrow and regret.” Hairy Man,”by Jack Stokes, today (Friday, Nov. 3) and tomorrow (Sat., It’s too bad that there isn’t a copy of the plaque on the wall out- Nov. 4) at 7:30 p.m. in Saugus High School’s Black Box Theatre. This side the School Committee meeting room at the Roby School. popular children’s folktale follows the story of a young boy’s jourThat would be a great way to encourage civility among members ney and discovery of overcoming his greatest fears. The 40-minute at School Committee meetings. Every time I tune into Saugus Ca- performance is fun for the whole family and is directed by Sophble Television Station on Vimeo, it seems like at least one member omore Toni Turilli. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. is taking pleasure in denigrating a colleague. Email Steve Black at with any questions. It seems like School Committee Member Elizabeth Marchese was looking for a public way to say “good riddance” to outgoing Time to vote for SHS Hall of Fame Vice-Chair Peter Manoogian at last week’s meeting. Marchese kept Do you know of a former Saugus High School athlete who deinterrupting Manoogian as he tried to make some points toward serves to be inducted into the Saugus High School Hall of Fame? the end of the meeting. He asked that he be allowed to finish his Well, the nomination process has begun. comments. To that, Marchese responded, “I think you are finished Anyone looking to nominate a former Saugus High athlete into as of probably about 8:30 tonight.” Not a classy thing to say to a the Athletic Hall of Fame can mail their nominations to: colleague on his last night. Saugus High School But Manoogian had a good comeback. “Hopefully, you will be, 1 Pearce Memorial Dr. too,” he said to Marchese, an apparent reference to Tuesday’s elecSaugus MA 01906 tions. Attention: Athletic Hall of Fame-Mike Hashem Marchese wrongly blames Manoogian for The Saugus Advocate Or you could mail your nomination to: obtaining two embarrassing emails she wrote last summer exDon Trainer pressing concerns about the hiring of James Bunnell as the new 5 Appleton Pl. Athletic Director. Saugus, MA 01906 Marchese – who was a candidate for the athletic director’s poNominations can also be emailed to SaugusHSAthelticHOF@ sition that Bunnell was hired for on Aug. 15 – wrote her first email Stay tuned for more details. shortly after learning she did not get the appointment. “Are we allowed to inquire why he left his previous employment and for a November’s History Program: Customs enforcement substantial pay decrease?” Marchese asked in her email that day. in Salem, Mass. “I think this is a valid inquiry since North Middlesex has had a This announcement from Laura Eisener, president of the Saunew AD since July,” she wrote. gus Historical Society: Curtis White will present “Customs EnforceTwo days later (Aug. 17), Marchese wrote another email, raising ment in Salem, Massachusetts: Prelude to War 1760-1775” for the more concerns about the man who beat her out for athletic di- November Saugus Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesrector. “I have some serious concerns with the commute and trav- day (Nov. 8) at 30 Main St. (Saugus Historical Society). el time involved and Mr. Bunnell’s ability to be accessible and visCurtis White has worked with the National Park Service at Sauible, not only to our high school and Middle school athletes but gus Iron Works since 1987. He has been a blacksmith and a park also to our youth organizations,” Marchese wrote. ranger, and since 2009 has been the supervisor of park rangers at “I am suggesting there be a one-year contract upon evaluation both the Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic and review with the option to extend or terminate based upon Sites. He is always a popular speaker at the Saugus Historical Socisaid evaluation and performance. This would safeguard the ath- ety, and he presented a program a few years ago on Joseph Jen-

ks. This time he will be speaking about a later time period and activities in Essex County that led up to the Revolutionary War. We are in the midst of commemorating the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. When Britain’s national debt doubled as a result of the French and Indian War, Parliament enacted more aggressive means of collecting revenue from Americans for their defense. How did this affect the merchants, citizens and customs officials in Salem? Come by the Saugus Historical Society for this meeting. Hear real, Salem-centric stories of a tragic shipwreck, questions of loyalty, a spy, tarring and feathering, smuggling, dancing, a tea party, a duel or two, a fiery London speech, rebellion and two burned towns. Admission is free, and there will be light refreshments. For more details, you can contact Laura at 781-231-5988 or “Praying for our Adult Children” series continues This note of interest for Saugus residents from Rev. Martha Leahy of the First Congregational Church UCC (300 Central St., Saugus). Here’s a press release she passed onto us recently: “When children are small, parents seem to easily come up with ways to teach them lessons and act as their guides in life. “Things change dramatically when children become adults. “How or what can we say when we see them going down a destructive path? When their choices of friends and partners trouble us? When they can’t seem to find who they are and what they want to become? “Prayer is a way to ease our worries. In a five-part series, we will explore these topics and more. All parents, guardians and caregivers of adult children are welcomed to attend.” The series coleaders are Susan Finnegan, RN, who is director of the HIV Clinic at Lynn Community Health Center, and Rev. Martha Leahy, who is pastor of First Congregational Church UCC in Saugus. Two sessions have already been held. There will be three other Wednesdays: Nov. 8, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church UCC. “The building is entirely wheelchair-accessible. We welcome parents of LGBT adult children. We are non-judgmental and encourage those of all faiths and no religious affiliation to come.” “For the first session, please bring a photo of one adult child. By the end of the sessions, participants will have learned five ways to pray for their adult children. Additional sessions may be added at the request of partici-


THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, November 3, 2017

A Big Thanks from the Pumpkin Patch


he First Congregational Church in Saugus Center extends a “big thanks” to all who supported the Pumpkin Patch this year. A successful event was the result of all those who helped unload the trucks, those who volunteered to do shifts selling pumpkins and those who purchased pumpkins. This was the 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch, which couldn’t have been done without the support of the Saugus community. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Danny Panico Memorial Pumpkin Patch Scholarship. All 2018 graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarship, which is awarded after graduation. Application information will be provided at a later date. The annual scholarship is named after Danny Panico, a longtime church member

and Pumpkin Patch worker who recently passed away.

A SIGN OF APPRECIATION: The First Congregational Church uses pumpkins to say “thank you” to everyone in the community who supported the 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch. These pumpkins were decorated by Rebecca Panico. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

SOUNDS | from page 16 pants. For questions, call Rev. Leahy at 781-233-3028 or email her at” Some citizen concerns With School Committee Vice-Chair Peter Manoogian filing complaints for alleged Open Meeting Law violations pending, we repeat for the benefit of Saugus town officials (who often don’t seem to care about these matters) that it might be worth town legal counsel and the town manager’s office doing an audit of various boards in town to see if they are complying with the state Open Meeting and Public Records Laws. Besides Manoogian complaints, we’re already receiving emails from town residents alerting us to their intentions of filing complaints, alleging violations of the Open Meeting Law. If you get a chance to meet and greet some of your candidates in the final campaign week, Open Government would be a good subject to quiz them on. If they don’t think the Open Government Laws are a big deal, then maybe they don’t deserve your vote. In the meantime, if we can be of help in breaking through the red tape known as the state’s Public Records Law, or if you are just frustrated and want to vent, feel free to email me at By introducing this new component to our weekly “Sounds of Saugus” column, we hope to engage citizens on issues that matter to them – and to get answers, of course. Stay tuned for new developments. Please be patient. We’re trying to get through the election period.

OLD GLORY | from page 2

said last Saturday as he sat in the first floor of the American Legion. He joined about two dozen members and guests who enjoyed coffee and donuts after the dedication of a new flagpole. “It’s been at least 10 years since they had a flagpole outside here. Don’t know exactly when,” Cannon said. The simple ceremony led by Cannon acknowledged publicly the long-sought flagpole that was installed about six months ago. A plaque also was unveiled, dedicating the flagpole “To All Who Served In The Global War On Terrorism,” which began on Sept. 11, 2001, with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers. The post has been trying to recruit younger veterans of The Global War on Terrorism, according to Cannon. Post members decided about two years ago to dedicate the flagpole as a tribute to those veterans as a way to get

them more involved. During Saturday’s ceremony, Cannon recognized the individuals and businesses who helped to make the flagpole possible. He credited state Rep. Donald

A WAR THAT KEEPS ON GOING: The new flagpole is dedicated “To All Who Served In The Global War On Terrorism,” a conflict that local veterans don’t expect to end any time soon. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

8) regarding political signs. Here’s what you need to know: • No more than one sign per election contest, per lot, on private property, and only with the property owner’s permission. • Signs shall not exceed 3 feet by 2 feet, or a total of 6 square feet in size. • Freestanding signs shall be no higher than five feet above ground level at highest point. • Signs shall be stationary and not directly illuminated. • Signs shall not be erected earlier than 30 days before an election, and shall be removed within 7 days after the election. • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the town’s regulations for political signs, check with Building Inspector Fred Varone for more details at 781-231-4119.

Connecting with Kenya Amy Melton, the children’s librarian at Saugus Public Library, recently posted a nice “thank you” letter intended for Saugus kids from the children of Kenya: “Habitat for Humanity Kenya is grateful for your commitment in helping improve the housing conditions for the vulnerable elderly, taking care of orphans in Homabay County, Kenya. “Their determination in life irrespective of the double vulnerability has given the grandparents the assurance that their grandchildren will grow up in a decent home. Having a decent place to call home to these children increases their self worth and improves their self esteem. They love and treasure their homes and what their homes symbolize to them. Thank you for giving these children a chance to a better future, one where great things will happen.” Curbside leaf collection commences This letter was to show appreciation for the generosity of SauThe Town of Saugus will hold several curbside leaf collection gus children who decided to make a donation to help less fortudays over the next couple of months. Residents may dispose of nate children in Africa. leaves curbside on their regularly scheduled collection day during the following upcoming weeks: Nov. 13-17 and Dec. 4-8. Students helping students Leaves should be left outside by 7 a.m. on the appropriate days. Here’s an example of great collaboration between the Saugus Please ensure that leaf containers are physically separated from Public Library and a Belmonte Middle School teacher – and, of trash and recycling. course, Junior National Honor Society students from the BelmonPaper leaf bags are the preferred method of leaf disposal; if bar- te Middle School. Each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3 to rels are used, they must be clearly marked with yard waste stick- 5 p.m., the library provides tutoring and homework help for the ers. Stickers, which are free, may be obtained at Inspectional Ser- town’s elementary school students. The elementary school students vices in the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St., Saugus). Bar- get help, the Belmonte students get credits for community service. rel covers must remain removed so that the leaves are visible. The library again will be partnering with the Belmonte Middle Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches and brush will not be School to offer free, drop-in homework help in the Community accepted. Room to Saugus elementary school students to help foster strong Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling academic and study skills outside of school hours. No registration is and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a different time of required, but students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardday. ian. The parent or guardian must remain on library grounds while “Missed pick-ups” will not be conducted. Please contact Lorna the student is receiving homework assistance pursuant to the unCerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. accompanied minors policy. This program is open to students in grades K-5. The subjects stuA political sign primer dents can get help with include math, science, grammar, reading, All candidates for public office are expected to comply with the social studies and geography. Hey parents, here’s some help if you Town of Saugus Zoning Bylaws (Article 7, Section 7.3, Sub-Section child needs it.

Page 17 Wong (R-Saugus) with organizing the campaign. “Donald contacted Wheelabrator [Technologies, Inc.] and they gave us a significant donation which gave us the resources to purchase the flagpole,” Cannon said. “The Flagpole Committee and the Saugus Military and the Saugus Military Family were also instrumental in helping us succeed in a project that we’re celebrating here today,” he said. In addition, Cannon noted that Procopio Construction donated the stone wall and two parking posts near the flagpole. Nancy Sayles did all of the floral and plant work that was encircled by the stone wall. Woodlawn Memorials of Everett contributed at cost two stone memorials. “Everybody, with the exception of Woodlawn, donated or contributed pro bono work on the project,” said Cannon, a U.S. Navy veteran from the Vietnam War era who was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. New donation options at the library New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are now set up to accept donations of stocks as well as cash. Also, New Friends are accepted by the GE Match Program. Your gift of $25.00 or more may be matched in full. Stock donations are also eligible for the match program. This program is for current GE employees, retirees of the GE and spouses of deceased GE retirees. GE people are encouraged to help the library out. Your donation is tax deductible. Checks should be payable to: New Friends of Saugus Public Library and noted “eligible for GE Match.” Drop off or mail them to Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. Please mark the envelope “Attention: New Friends.” Report your donation of check or stock to The GE Foundation Matching Gift Center at 1/800305-0669. When you call, please have the following information available: your social security number, zip code of the Saugus Public Library, amount and date of your gift. Please consider helping New Friends to help to keep our library a busy and vital part of the community Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been 20 months since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at

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Two School Committee candidates cite top priorities and what sets them apart from opponents Editor’s Note: We put two questions to the School Committee candidates to give them a chance to talk about their chief assets and priorities if elected. School Committee Chair Jeanette Meredith and Members Elizabeth Marchese and Linda Gaieski and candidate Lisa Morgante declined to be interviewed or submit written responses to the questions. Veteran School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski responded in his “Political Announcement.” Q: What is the one thing you bring to the table that the other candidates do not have that you believe will help the next committee for the betterment of Saugus? Candidate Marc Magliozzi: As a father of three children, two in the Oaklandvale Elementary School, I am the only candidate that truly understands the challenges in the elementary school today. I am around families of children aged six to 11 on a regular basis and can advocate for those families. One of the common issues I am continually hearing is about consistency of education across the four elementary schools. Professional Development days are a tool that should be leveraged


across district to implement that consistency. We need to make sure that as the children enter 6th grade they are on an equal playing field. Children should not feel that they are ahead or behind based on the school that they went to prior to Middle School. Candidate Cameron Pond: This election cycle, I’m offering Saugus residents a voice of, by and for the future, bringing fresh ideas and new perspectives to usher in the next generation of our town. There is, rightfully, a place for parents, coaches and educators on School Committee, and they are represented. Being a student here as recently as 12 years ago, I have the most relevant experience when it comes to understanding how to maximize the value of resources and guide youth through challenges of the 21st century. Demonstrated through academic achievement, professional success, and independence as a young adult, I comprehensively exemplify the diverse obstacles that students overcome. Balancing academics, extracurriculars, work, social life and more are areas in which I have a particularly attuned skill. I

have been through the Saugus school system, where I was enrolled as a student from 1991 to 2005. I mentored, tutored and became a guardian for my sister after our father passed away in 2014. I helped to keep her motivated and focused through her 2016 graduation by going to parent-teacher conferences, monitoring her grades and participating in fundraisers. Absent of a family or children of my own, I have a great deal of time to commit to getting the work required by this office accomplished. The benefit, while it cannot be direct to my children, will benefit us all as you watch yours flourish and return to begin their own lives and families, for the next generations to come. Q: And what’s the most important single issue that you hope to accomplish over the next two years – your top priority if elected to serve the people of Saugus? Candidate Marc Magliozzi: My number one priority is to assure that we are working with a solid budget. Over the past few years there seems to be an us vs. them mentality when the School Department requests additional funds year over year.

I want to take the time and dissect the existing budget to identify where money is actually being spent and what money is truly requested for. The Town and the School Department cannot act exclusive of one another, but at the same time the Town can’t just write a blank check to the schools. We as a school district need to show improvements and value added based on the money allocated to the schools. Over the past few years, I have continually heard complaints about having to pay for kindergarten, activity fees being too high and having outdated textbooks. In order to assure that the district is running as fiscally efficient as possible, we need to look hard at the “need to have” versus the “want to have.”We are at an educational crossroad, and I want to make sure that we head down the best road for the children of Saugus. Candidate Cameron Pond: My top priority over the coming School Committee term will be to maximize our return on investment. While construction of the new middle-high school will not officially break ground until next year, the work the School Committee takes up this coming term will truly be the founda-

tion. As we transition to a stateof-the-art, spacious, comfortable and energy-efficient facility, it’s important that we get the most out of what we put into the classroom. Gradually declining investment and performance in our schools has resulted in families leaving the community or moving to charter, private and homeschool options. Failing to address dwindling enrollment at the secondary school level will leave our great investments underutilized. The enrollment problem also exists in swelling class sizes at the midgrade and elementary levels which burden our human and educational resources, limiting the capacity to deliver success. We need to attract and retain talented teachers, staff and administrators who are compensated fairly, but competitively, to ensure that Saugus schools are a place they can live, thrive and build a career. This is accomplished not only through providing robust 21st century resources but also making sure proper training and implementation exists to limit stagnation. Students and educators will remain dedicated to a system only so far as the system remains dedicated to them.

Police capture fugitive accused in 1998 rape of special needs child in Saugus

n ex-bus driver for special needs children who was charged with kidnapping and raping one of his passengers in Saugus in 1998 – but fled the country on the day he was to go on trial – has been captured. After being returned to Massachusetts last week, Henry Gonzalez, 44, formerly of Lynn, faces charges of rape of a child with force, kidnapping and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. On Dec. 16, 1998, Gonzalez allegedly picked up a 13-yearold special needs student at her Saugus home and, rather than transporting her to school, he took her to an apartment in Lynn and allegedly raped her, according to state and local police. Gonzalez dropped the girl off at the Square One Mall in Saugus, and she made her way on her own to school, where she immediately reported what happened to school authorities. “This man committed a heinous act, betraying the trust placed in him by the victim, her family and the community as a whole, Saugus Police Chief Domenic DiMella said. “For nearly 20 years, he’s evaded the law, and it is through the

hard work and tireless efforts of Saugus Police Detectives, the Massachusetts State Police, the United States Marshals Services and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office that this man is now being held accountable for his actions today,” DiMella said. “Today, I want to commend the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, the investigators with the Massachusetts State Police, the Saugus Police Department, and the deputies of the United States Marshals Service for their steadfast commitment to ensuring Henry Gonzalez be held accountable for the crimes for which he has been sought since 2000,” said John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts. “I hope this arrest brings some measure of closure to the victim and affected family members who have waited 17 years for justice in this case.” Essex County Assistant District Attorney Maureen Wilson Leal is prosecuting the case. Attorney Jessica Ellis represented Gonzalez for bail only. The case is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Nov. 27. On June 19, 2000, Henry Gon-

zalez failed to appear in Salem Superior Court for his trial on charges of rape of a child with force (two counts), kidnapping and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 ( counts). A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued. Gonzalez had been added to the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list in 2001. He was also featured on the former “America’s Most Wanted” television show. After being located in the Dominican Republic through a joint local-statefederal investigation, Gonzalez was arrested there earlier this year by U.S. deputy marshals. “No one on the investigative team ever forgot the victim who was so seriously harmed by this violent criminal, and no member of the team ever wavered in their dedication to hauling him out of the shadows where he was hiding and into the light of justice,” said Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Richard D. McKeon. Gonzalez was flown into Logan Airport a week ago last night under guard of United States deputy marshals and turned over to troopers as-

her family,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. On Dec. 16, 1998, Saugus police received a report that a 13-yearold special needs student had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by her bus driver, earlier that day. An investigation by Saugus Police detectives led to Gonzalez’s arrest. A trial was scheduled for June 2000 in Essex Superior Henry Gonzalez (Courtesy of Massachusetts State Police) Court but Gonzalez did not appear signed to the State Police Vio- for court, and a warrant was lent Fugitive Apprehension Sec- subsequently issued for his artion. The troopers transported rest. Saugus detectives and the him to the Saugus Police De- troopers from the Massachupartment, where he was pend- setts State Police Violent Fugiing his return to Essex Superior tive Apprehension Section beCourt to resume criminal pro- gan an intensive investigation ceedings against him. to locate Gonzalez. The investi“This was an extraordinary gation continued for years. The collaboration of local, state and detectives and troopers evenfederal law enforcement part- tually developed information ners – all for the single cause that Gonzalez was in the Doof justice for the victim and minican Republic.

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ing each way. When you get to Lynnfield, it gets down to two lanes. And then when you get to Route 99 in Saugus, it gets back to two lanes, all the way to Revere. These areas need to be widened so the traffic flows through Route 1. This was a project that looked like it was going to become reality at one time and has now been put on the back burner. We will have some good things happening in the next few years on Route 1 and I hope things can be rejuvenated to improve traffic on the North Shore using Route 1. Selectman Jennifer D’Eon: I would like to see incremental, realistically attainable improvements to Saugus Center and Cliftondale Square, which are in need of revitalization in advance of a comprehensive Master Development Plan, which would be a long term goal.

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tial. It’s important for everyone to voice their opinion and get involved. Making sure there are clean streets, green space, upgrading the parks and playgrounds, adding kids youth sport activities, providing excellent education, and facilitating a strong community all within our budget. Selectman Scott Brazis: If I’m privileged enough to serve the people of Saugus once again for the next two years, I would want to be able to revitalize and rejuvenate the project of expansion on each end of Route 1 in Saugus – at the underpass in Lynnfield and the part of the highway leading to Copeland Circle in Revere. As we all know, Saugus ustomers coming by Kelly’s on Route 1 South in Saugus will be pleasantly surprised at the has three lanes of traffic goHalloween and Fall drive thru decorations. Kelly’s takes pride in their appearance throughout the year, but during the holiday seasons they take it up a notch. This is just one of the many HELP WANTED reason patrons keep coming back to Kelly’s Roast Beef & Seafood. The others are the friendliest service around and the #1 reason is the absolute best quality beef and freshest seafood around. So during this time pack up your little goblins, ghosts and witches and head on over to Kelly’s in Saugus. Anytime you want to treat that special someone with no tricks, stop by and grab a Kelly’s Gift Card, anytime of the year is always a good time to give a gift from Kelly’s.



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