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AN ENCORE RIDE: Ashley Bottoms of Saugus is one of five Saugus residents who will be riding this weekend in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Bottoms, shown at last year’s PMC ride, will be pedaling in memory of three people close to her who lost their battles to cancer. (Photo Courtesy to the Saugus Advocate)

DeRuosi’s Report Card School Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi earns “proficient” grade in first year evaluation by School Committee By Mark E. Vogler


ll things considered, Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. received an outstanding report card from School Committee members in his first evaluation since taking charge of the town’s public school system more than a year ago. In a summary report approved at a brief meeting Monday night, the committee voted 4-0 to accept an evaluation that concluded DeRuosi was “proficient” in four standards encompassing 13 professional practice goals the committee set for him. School Committee Member

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A GOOD YEAR: Saugus Public Schools Superintendent David DeRuosi Jr. received a “proficient” evaluation from the School Committee this week. Members credited DeRuosi with helping to educate the community on the need for a new Middle-High School -- helping to sway town residents to approve the new school by a landslide in a June Special Election. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

Arthur Grabowski missed the session because he was on a vacation day. But his evaluation was considered along with those of his colleagues in a composite score that gave the superintendent an average of 3.8

in assessing progress toward meeting professional practice goals. “If you were going to give it a numerical grade, I’d say he was in the high B range – maybe a B-plus,” member Linda Gaieski told The Saugus Advocate after the meeting. “I think he did a very good job,” she said. The End-of-Cycle Summative Evaluation Report, which was compiled by School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith, considered each of the four standards on a 1 to 5 scale, ranging from “did not meet”to“exceeded.”The numerical evaluation also measured “some progress,” 2; “significant progress,” 3; and “met,” 4. DeRuosi received a“proficient” rating in meeting the four professional practice goals: instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement, and professional culture. The“proficient” rating means“professional practice is understood to be fully satisfactory.”“This is the rigorous expected level of performance,”according to the methodology for interpreting the evaluation. DeRuosi gave himself the same “proficient” assessment in self-evaluation of meeting professional practice goals. (See re-

shley Bottoms said she took up cycling about four years ago as a way to lose weight. But on Sunday, the 49-year-old Saugus resident said, she will be riding for three important people in her life – all in the same family



Riding for three Saugus’s Ashley Bottoms said she will be thinking of three Our 80th Year people she lost to DRIVER cancer when she hops on her bicycle EDUCATION for this weekend’s Next Classes Pan-Mass Challenge By Mark E. Vogler


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“A rating of Exemplary indilated story.) Praise and constructive crit- cates that practice significantly exceeds Proficient and could icism serve as a model of practice regionally or statewide,” according to instructions noted on the form prepared by the state Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. The “proficient” evaluation scored by the five-member committee was supported by evaluator comments compiled by Meredith. Much of the comments included praise for DeRuosi, who assumed control of a school district rated by the state

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as “Level 3,” a designation for the lowest performing 20 percent of school districts in Massachusetts. “Dr. DeRuosi has managed to bring leadership to the District which has been noticeably lacking in past administrations,”the committee noted in its composite comments prepared by Meredith. “He was an instrumental member of the New School Building Committee team that disseminated the information and facts to the community enabling them to make a well informed, educated and overwhelming decision on the need for a new school,” the committee chair noted in summarizing members’ remarks. “It should be noted that Superintendent DeRuosi has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic in his mission to accomplish the extremely ambitious 13 goals set before him by the School Committee,”the summary said. “On conclusion, Dr. DeRuosi’s overall aggregate evaluation rating is Proficient.” In addition, the summary recommended ways for the superintendent to improve his overall performance: • “We would like to see more superintendent visibility in all schools. • Standard and uniform protocol for school visitation needs to be enforced to ensure the safety of students and staff in ALL School buildings. • Dr. DeRuosi needs to continue to work on supervision, evaluation, culture, curriculum assessment and climate in the Saugus Public Schools. • Would like to see support of existing initiatives as well as the formulation of aggressive wellness initiative addressing the social and emotional wellness of our student body.” “A work in progress” While praising DeRuosi for his first year at the helm, Gaieski called his overall performance “a work in progress.” “I look forward to him working with us and I see more advancement next year,” Gaieski said in an interview after the meeting. “His job is by no means done – as the Carpenters’ song goes,

‘We’ve only just begun,’”she said. “But the man clearly did his due diligence this year. There are some things that I’m not thoroughly satisfied – like the writing program … He found the most success in improving the operation aspects. Now, I expect he’s going to get down to the nuts and bolts of improving the school district,” she said. School Committee Vice-Chair Peter Manoogian said DeRuosi’s performance was impressive in many ways, considering “there were so many operational issues that had to be tackled.” “He did deal with two of the chronically troublesome fiscal matters that have been plaguing the school district over the years,”Manoogian said, referring to the lack of financial controls on the food service and athletic departments – issues that were the subject of audits and measures to curb poor fiscal management early in DeRuosi’s administration. “But we do need more communication from the superintendent. We need reports from him on problems he sees and steps he’s taking to correct them,” said Manoogian. Gaieski said the superintendent’s “biggest accomplishment” during his first year was “educating the town” on the school district’s need for a new combination Middle-High School to be built at the current site of the Saugus High School, which has been in danger of losing its accreditation in recent years. More than 70 percent of the nearly 5,000 voters who went to the polls in June favored a new $160.7 million MiddleHigh School built to accommodate 1,360 students in grades 6 through 12. Recent reimbursement amounts range from 40 percent to 57.2 percent, based on documents provided by the state. The project, which the town initially said would be eligible for a minimum 53 percent reimbursement by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, includes a multipurpose athletic field and track. A second ballot question that


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A ride to help young lives Raising youth awareness about the dangers of substance abuse is the mission of the First Annual Saugus Ride By Mark E. Vogler

“We want to let people know the committee is passionate about our charity, as we’ve all been affected by the disease of addiction, some of us through the deaths of family members and friends. So we’d like to try to help out on this. The easiest way to start is by teaching our kids so they may not start.”

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A while back, Dana Gould said, he put out a post on Facebook seeking motorcyclists he could ride with – people who had never ridden with him before. Gould, 55, who grew up on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus, moved away from town about 16 years ago and now lives Teaming up with the town about 100 miles away in ParGould initially met with Ann sonsfield, Maine. The idea he planted back in the spring has Blake and John Delello at Kowgrown into a bigger ride than loon Restaurant. The group he ever expected – one that has eventually expanded to include drawn him closer to the people Karlene Fleuriel, Tammy Surette, of his hometown in a common Patti Davis and Kevin Raiche. cause: to educate Saugus youths Raiche is an officer in the Masabout the dangers of substance sachusetts Motorcycle Association. Most of the organizers abuse. “The original thought was to are Saugus High School gradugo for a ride with a few people,” Gould told The Saugus Advocate in a telephone interview this week. Instead, he and a small committee of friends continue to make plans for the First Annual Saugus Ride – a 63-mile ride on Aug. 12 through about a dozen North Shore communities to raise money to support education and youth awareness programs about substance abuse. RIDING WITH PRIDE: A special logo designed for the First An“I have a feeling we’re going nual Saugus Ride, a motorcycle trip to raise money for youth to get well over 100 motorcycles education about substance abuse and to also raise awareness there. One hundred motorcycles about the problem. The motorcycle ride – rain or shine – is set is almost a mile long when you for 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 12. The event logo, which sports a Sastretch it out,” Gould said. chem on a motorcycle, was designed by Sachem Signworks Inc. “When people hear 100 motorcycles go through their town, they want to know what the ates. Gould is a 1979 graduate lice departments are very supheck it’s about. And we want to of Northeast Metropolitan Re- portive of our endeavor, too,” tell them it’s about substance gional Vocational High School he said. The route that the motorcyabuse … One of the things we in Wakefield. They already have a special clists will be taking will pass laid our hearts on was substance abuse awareness, because a few logo for the event – a motorcycle through about a dozen North of us are20recovering from alco- which sports the Sachem logo – Shore communities, including Mos 1 8/1/2017 11:30:48 AM hol and drug addiction,” he said. which was designed by Sachem Saugus, Wakefield, Reading,


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A pay increase request Superintendent DeRuosi calls for meeting with School Committee to consider making athletic director full-time job By Mark E. Vogler


he School Committee has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday to consider whether to make the athletic director’s position a full time job. A meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Aug. 8) at the request of Sau-

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requested that committee members consider one of two options: • Either a half-time position for athletic director or a fulltime position. • A salary: $72,000-$65,000 if the position if the committee votes to make the position full-time, or $32,500$36,000 if it remains a halftime position. “While I will still recommend a 1.0 FTE for this position, which reflects the NESDEC Report sanctioned by this committee, and I believe a full time AD will better serve the students in the district, I am prepared to respond to either vote of this committee,” DeRuosi advised the committee. The superintendent also thanked the committee for “the favorable review in my evaluation.” I believe as a School Committee and superintendent we did a great amount of good work which ended in a historical vote in June to build a brighter future for this community,” DeRuosi said.

“We need to keep this goal of building a better district in our line of vision moving forward,” he said. Pay raise for current committee member? DeRuosi noted a vote “is needed to move forward on the AD position.” The agenda posted for Tuesday night ’s meeting by School Committee Chair Jeanie Meredith notes that public comment will be taken on the proposal and “action is needed” regarding the athletic director. DeRuosi’s request comes at a time that one of the committee’s members -- Elizabeth Marchese -- is being considered for the position. Marchese -- who previously applied for the position four years ago before she was elected -- said she has an opinion from the state Ethics Commission that she’s done nothing improper or illegal. “I made sure it was appropriate before I applied,” Mar-



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ere are a few tidbits that you Corinne Riley and Michael might want to know about Collier – two challengers who announced their intention to this week in Saugus. run weeks ago, submitting anTown Election 2017 season nouncements to this paper – and Selectman Jennifer D’Eon, underway for candidates With nomination papers be- who has indicated she will seek coming available last week at a second two-year term. Assunthe Town Clerk’s Office, this year’s ta Palombo, a local real estate town election season has official- agent, also pulled nomination ly opened. And, as of this week, papers. For the School Committee: more than a dozen potential candidates came to Town Hall to pull School Committee Chair Jeanpapers. They included the fol- nie Meredith and School Committee Members Elizabeth lowing: For the Board of Selectmen: Marchese (who announced last

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RIDING | from page 1 – who lost their lives to cancer. Bottoms is one of five Saugus residents who will be pedaling this weekend in several different rides as part of this year’s PanMass Challenge (PMC). She’ll be among more than 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and eight countries who will be riding to raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The bike-a-thon, which was founded in 1980, raised more than $47 million last year as riders from age 15 to 84 participated. “One morning in 2014, while riding my route a complete stranger, who just happened to also be a cyclist and has done the PMC himself, approached me and suggested I try riding for the PMC,”recalled Bottoms, who is preparing for her second consecutive PMC ride. “I am transgender – male to female – and lost my best friend, Caroline Stone, also transgender, to stage 4 colon cancer in 2013,

and saw this as an opportunity to both honor her and contribute something I am good at to a great cause,” Bottoms said. “I also ride in honor of my girlfriend’s [Stone’s] father, Richard Touchette, who passed away from cancer six years ago,” she said. Honoring their memories Stone died five days after her 41st birthday. Her dad passed away from cancer two years earlier, according to Bottoms. “Both Caroline and Richard were very important people in our lives, so I ride in honor of their memories,” she said. “Now, just this February, Caroline’s sister Victoria passed as well … If this has taught me anything, it is that cancer can strike any one of us at any time. But I also came to realize that together we can make a difference to create a positive change for all of us!” she said. Bottoms is a local radio personality and former activist for

trans-equality, and adds that she has “lost my fair share of friends and family to cancer – including my uncles Ed and John.” “I’ll be riding the Sunday one-day Wellesley-to-Wellesley course. It begins at Babson College, goes to Gillette Stadium and then back to Babson College,” Bottoms said. “The entire ride is just under 48 miles. Last year, with designated pit stops, it took me about six hours to complete. I am hoping to do it in five [hours] this year.” A 1985 Chelsea High School graduate, she has lived in Saugus the last 14 years. She is proud of her past advocacy for transgender rights. “I am transgender [male to female] and believe that I may be the first openly transgendered rider with PMC,” Bottoms said. “I am very comfortable in my skin with being transgender. I actually don’t do much advocacy any longer … But I did have a huge role in fighting against trans-discrimination a few years back, and have been on radio shows, like Dan Rea’s ‘NightSide,’

Jon ‘Keller At Large’ and ‘Loren and Wally Morning Show’ to talk about it,” she said. The Pan-Mass Challenge is one of two bike rides for cancer research that Bottoms will take part in as a rider this year. On September 17, she will also be riding 25 miles for “A Reason to Ride” in Danvers, to raise funds for cancer research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Other Saugonians share cancer stories Like virtually all of the PMC participants who will be hopping on bicycles tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 5) and Sunday (Aug. 6), John Mallette is dedicating his ride to a loved who has been battling cancer or lost the battle to the dreaded disease. “I made the commitment last August to ride in the PMC in honor of my sister-in-law Kathy, who has [battled] lung cancer since April 2015.” Mallette, 63, said of his first PMC ride – a 25-mile trip on Sunday from Wellesley to Patriot Place in Foxborough – “As of July 20th, 2017, I change my reason to in memory of. Kathy lost her battle,” he told The Saugus Advocate. Kathy grew up in Saugus and was a member of the Saugus High School Class of 1971, he noted. “Watching her fight to over-

Page 7 come this disease the last several years has inspired me to help raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help find a cure for all cancers,” Mallette wrote on his website recently. “In fact, last year 100% of rider-raised revenue went directly to support the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s tireless commitment to finding a cure,” he said. Three other Saugus residents have posted their intentions on the PMC website: • Lori Mackey, who will be riding 25 miles on Sunday from Wellesley to Patriot Place. “For the second year, I will help tackle cancer one mile at a time and join hundreds of other cyclists in the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC),” Mackey wrote. “Cancer is still a terrible disease. Each year we seem to be impacted by it more and more. There’s not one person in my life that hasn’t been touched by this horrific disease in one way or another, myself included. Watching someone fight cancer is something I hope becomes a thing of the past, and I’m doing everything I can to help find a cure,” she said. • Andrew Cacciola, who will be taking the two-day ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn. “I’m a proud supporter of the PMC because it is leading a


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when Rob O’Leary got the job,” Marchese said. Marchese provided a copy of the state Ethics Commission opinion to The Saugus Advocate. “Nothing in the conflict of interest law prohibits you from serving on the School Committee at the same time you are applying for the position of Athletic Director for the Saugus Public Schools,” Ethics Commission staff attorney Amy Nee wrote Marchese in an email dated July 20. Nee noted that a provision of the Conflict of Interest Law requires a member of a municipal board to resign from the board in order to be eligible for a position which the

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An interview with Saugus Public Schools’ new Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Dawn E. Trainor, who last Friday officially became the new Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services for Saugus Public Schools. Trainor, a 1985 Saugus High School graduate who was also president of her class, replaces Lisa Howard, who resigned to accept the position of interim superintendent of Winthrop Public Schools. Formerly, Trainor was Interim Assistant Principal at Saugus High School. Trainor, who has lived in town all of her life, married another Saugonian – Thomas Trainor – a member of the Saugus High School Class of 1984. He is park supervisor at Camp Nihan, which is run by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. They have raised three children – all graduated from Saugus High – Jack (2017), Thomas (2013) and Taylor Ann (2012). Dawn Trainor received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2006. She received her Master of Education degree in Special Education (2013) from Salem State University in Salem, Mass.

Trainor began her education career in 2004 as a paraprofessional at Saugus High, assisting classroom teachers with instruction to students with disabilities, in inclusion and life skills classroom settings. Inspired by the job, she returned to college to complete her bachelor’s degree that had been interrupted when she decided to have children. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she worked five years as a special education teacher at Saugus High. She then worked five years as the Special Education Department Team Leader at Saugus High. She also assumed the positions of Extended School Year Director (2014-16) and MCAS Administrator – After School Program (2015-16). Over the past decade, she has been involved with special education in various roles in the district. Her school leadership involvement includes participation on the Saugus Public Schools District-Wide MSBA Educational Planning Committee - Special Education, Saugus High School MSBA Educational Planning Committee - Special Education, Saugus High School Instructional Support Team Chair, NEASC Re-

porting Committee, Technology Advising Committee - Saugus Public Schools, Superintendent Search Committee - Saugus Public Schools, New Teacher Mentor Program - Saugus High School and as Peer Mentor Program Facilitator Saugus High School. Trainor is licensed by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the following: Special Education Administrator at all levels, Supervisor/ Director of Special Education at all levels, Principal/Assistant Principal for grades 9-12, Sheltered English Immersion as an administrator, Moderate Disabilities for grades 5-12 and Severe Disabilities at all levels. Some highlights of this week’s interview follow.

A UNANIMOUS CHOICE: Dawn E. Trainor, Saugus Public Schools’ new Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services, at her desk this week at the Saugus Public Schools Administrative Offices at the historic Roby School Building. The School Committee voted 5-0 last Friday to approve her appointment to the position that oversees all student support programs. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

Q: Okay, Dawn. What is the most challenging aspect of your job that you have just been appointed to? A: What I would say, is just acclimating to all of the daily responsibilities of this job, as the scope of them will certainly be a little bit more than I’m used to


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Final Reflection

supported $25 million for a District-Wide Master Plan Solution that includes the renovation and improvement at the Belmonte Middle School (which will house grades 3-5) and Veterans Memorial School (Pre-K) also passed by a resounding 69 percent. The town will not receive any reimbursement for that project.

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augus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. completed a little more than a third of the goals he worked on during his first year on the job, according to the self-evaluation repor t he recently submitted to the School Committee. Overall, DeRuosi gave himself “proficient” scores for each of the four standards encompassing 13 individual goals he set soon after taking charge of the town’s public education system last July 1. This mirrored the composite evaluation of “proficient” in all four standards approved this week by the School Committee. (See related story “DeRuosi’s Repor t Card.”) But DeRuosi marked himself as “exemplary” for his “General Work Ethic Rating,” in the document he authored titled “Final Reflection FY 16-FY 17 School Year School Committee Goals.” “All of these goals were accomplished while completing the daily requirements of a superintendent,” DeRuosi wrote in a summary comment on nine accomplishments for “Work beyond my original SC Goals for FY16FY17.”

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In that summary, he noted: • “I walked into open negotiations on 3 contracts and have closed all three. • Worked to develop Educational Plan for MSBA (Massachusetts School Building Authority), met all benchmarks laid out by MSBA for this project, became an active member of the Building Committee, facilitated meetings on the Building Project within the community, and worked closely with Town Manager to go out into the community to talk about the plan. • Took lead role in working with HFMH facilitator Mr. Locker to ensure meetings were being held in district with staff. I further worked with Mr. Locker to ensure follow-up meetings would happen in district and copresented with him (A new building project requires a great amount of superintendent attention.) • Will continue to work with Booster Club, Youth Sports Group and HS athletics to ensure proper policies were being followed. • Continue Vehicle Maintenance. • Based on a motion of the SC, I originated an All Day KTask force and produced a report to SC on the feasibility of implementing All Day K. • I have met all requests of SC members in a timely manner. • Met and have managed all requirements of this district to date. • Involved community members by invitation to attend meeting and special community presentations.”

Here’s are some excerpts from what DeRuosi had to say about each of the four standards categorizing the goals. Standard I: Instructional Leadership SC Goal #1 Discrepanc y analysis of elementary curriculum will occur by Feb 2017. Status: Completed. Reflection: “Solid work done in this area by my elementary principals … We have a solid map to work f ro m . . . . m ov i n g t h e E d ucation Plan from a document to prac tice in the district.” SC Goal #2 Written/digital curriculum guides using a consistent format by grade/ subject matter including content, lessons, objectives and assessments linked to Mass Frameworks. Status: Ongoing (Multi-year Goal which is now impacted by the future redesign of district and implementation of MSBA approved Educational Plan) Reflection: “This goal is ongoing and will continue to be a priority of the district moving forward. State frameworks are also in flux at this time and as a district will make the needed adjustments. SC Goal #3 Develop philosophy, approach and grade level curriculum guide for writing. Status: Ongoing. Reflection: “I recognize the development of the writing program for Saugus Public Schools was ‘bogged’ down for some years. I believe we made significant progress this year. We plan to implement in the FY17


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REFLECTION | from page 10 Reflec tion: “I have re school year, gather data and viewed the drafted agreereview program. Overall Progress Rating for ment letter drafted by SC last year. As stated above my goal Standard I: proficient. is to meet with Town ManagStandard 2: Management er over the summer. My recommendation again is to reand Operation SC Goal #4 Evaluate the ef- quest an independent audifectiveness of budget devel- tor to review the Schedule 19 opment, format and man- charge backs. SC Goal #8 Establish an acagement to improve clarity and transparency for local curate line item budget for officials and citizens. Status: athletics FY18. Status: completed. completed. Reflection: “...I completed Reflection: “...There was a this goal by remaining fobelief as a district we need to get our own fiscal house cused on the need to build in order. We were told that accurate budget with regard our budget was ‘not sus- to all items falling under athtainable.’ During this budget letics in the district. To acprocess we examined staff- complish this goal I had muling needs, building consol- tiple meetings with the athidation, special education letic director. I ensued propstaffing, food service, and er procurement procedures athletic budget looking to were being used, reviewed become more efficient. I be- and questioned any request lieve our budget this year for funding before agreeing demonstrated the district’s to them. … We have signifiwillingness to examine our cantly improved the efficien‘fiscal house’ and make ad- cy of our athletic program and budget …” justments …” Overall Progress Rating for SC Goal #5 Create solvency in the food service budget. Standard 2: Proficient. Status: completed. R e f l e c t i o n : “ T h e S C Standard 3: Family and agreed the fastest track to Community Engagement SC Goal #9 Provide equity of creating solvenc y was to outsource the food service staff and material resources at program. Working with our the elementary grade span. finance manager, our attor- Status: ongoing. (This should ney, SC negotiation team be the focus moving forward and the SC Food Subgroup as we plan for a Pre-K-2, 3-5 I was able to create an RFP, and 6-12 realignment of the create an MOA to ser ver district. Reflection: “ This is a ties and worked with representatives from Whitsons broad goal due to many to secure a contract. Prior factors; the biggest is the to the final outsourcing de- number of buildings houscision, we worked hard to ing elementary grades and begin the process of reduc- the disparity in enrollment. ing student debt, tighten Us i n g S C g o a l s 1 , 2 , 3 we purchasing procedures and were able to begin the prodeal with staffing issues …” cess of aligning curriculum, SC Goal #6 Evaluate individ- examining how resources ual components of Schedule are provided district wide 19 charge backs including ac- and provide oppor tunity curacy as well as comparative for elementary principals to meet … We made strides topractices. Status: ongoing. Reflection: “It is difficult ward providing equity withfor new superintendent to in the elementar y grades tackle Goals #6 and #7 be- this year.” SC Goal #10 Foster existcause both goals rely heaviing partnerships to promote ly on a relationship between Town and School Officials. It student achievement and took me two and a half years enrichment and to develop in Malden to develop a rela- new partnerships. Status: ontionship with City Officials to going. (This process of lookenter into a true discussion ing for good partners is conon charge backs. I believe stant.) Reflection: “We have exthe relationship between the distinct and the Town is p a n d e d p a r t n e r s h i p s t o moving in the right direction. include Camp Inventions, My goal over the summer is A p h a - B e s t , N o r t h S h o r e to meet with the Town Man- Community College to supager to discuss Schedule 19 port our academics and enrichment programs. I will charge backs.” SC Goal #7 Develop a charge continue my work with proback agreement between the fessional partners like Rischool department and the bas Associates who provide town as recommended in the professional development most recent school depart- for administrator ’s classment audit. Status: ongoing. es for administration and

teachers. We will continue to work with our state partners DSAC at the middle and high school levels. I will also continue our work with local partners such as Salem Five, Youth Sports Groups, Booster Clubs and Park and Recreation. My work with the District wide PTO will continue into 2017-2018 school year...” SC Goal #11 Engage community to develop what student achievement means to Saugus. Status: ongoing (This will continue in order to support realignment.) Reflection: “ This question was asked as part of my entry plan and I believe we have moved well beyond this question in the community. This community is looking for a student achievement I believe our Education Plan can produce. Next steps for

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district is to explain our Education Plan and the changes to our instructional methods to support or realignment of our district.” Overall Progress Rating for Standard 3: proficient. Standard 4: Professional Culture SC Goal #12 Revise the existing mission statement. Status: ongoing (changing a culture and instructional practice is not a 1-year goal). Reflection: “I have started this work and will complete it in the fall. This work will be completed by multiple stakeholders in the community. It will be vetted through multiple methods, and will be approved by next October. This process will focus on merging our Education Plan with the philosophy of Personalized Learning Administra-

tive team…” SC Goal #13 Market strategy that accurately portrays student achievement. Reflection: “71 percent vote to approve new school build and Master Plan to suppor t rebuilding a district is a clear indicator we have a community who believes in our Education Plan and the leadership to make it happen. On June 20th our hard work in engaging a community paid off. I made it a priority to get out into the community and educate them of what we do. I provided opportunities for them to meet with me, talk with me and ask questions … best marketing strategy I can suggest at this time: One Town, One Team: Building a Stronger Saugus.” Overall Progress Rating for Standard 4: proficient.


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to 11 a.m. This is the latest of the Preschoolers in the Park program, in which park rangers at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site entertain toddlers and preschoolers from ages two to six. This month’s program: Discover what kinds of tools were used and made at the Iron Works. See a water wheel in action as it powers one of the site’s largest tools – the bellows. Then, use clay-modeling tools to make your own“iron”creations to take home. Bring your favorite adult and learn something neat. No reservations required. Meet at the Saugus Iron Works Visitor Center at 244 Central St. in Saugus. Tuesday is Farmer’s Market Day The Annual Saugus Farmer’s Market has returned for another season. The market will operate every Tuesday until October – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – in the Anna Parker Playground parking lot at 120 Essex St. The market offers vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, baked goods and other good stuff. Coming attractions at Saugus Public Library. Speaking of the library, here a few things coming up: zz Build a Better World Egg Drop Competition Thursday, Aug. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Can you and your team make a “Build a Better World” –themed contraption that when dropped from a considerable height will not break the raw egg put inside? We’ll drop your contraption from the top front windows of the library at 295 Central St. Winners will enter into a drawing to win a special prize. zz Want to see a real kangaroo? Friday, Aug. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. If you would love to make the acquaintance of a kangaroo, put this date on your calendar. Come see Nature Nick and his Exotic Animal Show. I’m told he will introduce the kids and adults who show up to some of the strangest animals on earth while also sharing little-known facts about each one. Learn how every animal in nature plays a role which helps to build a better world. For more details, contact Amy Melton at 781231-4168, extension 14 or email zz Do you believe in magic? Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. Come see the Scott Jameson Magic Show. Watch umbrellas plucked from thin air, a drawing come to life, basketballs spun and juggled and the audience – including curious you – travel through time. Amy Melton says this will be a great show that you don’t want to miss – if you love magic acts. zz Tend the Children’s Garden with Youth and Nature! Every Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. zz Healthy Lifestyle


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Celebrating an elite Elk Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen of Saugus-Everett Elks, Lodge No. 642 of Saugus, honored


ichael Zellen, of SaugusEverett Elks, Lodge No. 642 of Saugus, recently finished his term as Grand Exalted Ruler for the year 20162017. Last Saturday (July 29), Zellen, of Peabody, received a Citation from the Town of Sau-

gus and the State Senate and House of Representatives for all his tireless work and charitable giving on behalf of the Elks. During the time he was Exalted Ruler, Zellen traveled throughout the country, vis-

iting Elk lodges in 48 states. You can follow the travels of Michael Zellen on the Mass Elks website, The benevolent Elks are a charitable organization made up of men and women.

A PRECIOUS GIFT: Michael Zellen inspects the Ceremonial Elk jewels he received as a gift. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate)

THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE: State Rep. Joseph W. McGonagle (D-Everett), Saugus Board of Selectmen Chairman Debra Panetta, Mike Zellen, Donna Zellen, Saugus Selectman Jennifer D’Eon and John Ragucci. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate)

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THE ZELLEN FAMILY CELEBRATES: Left to right: grandsons Joseph Zellen and Michael Petradelis; daughter Susan Petradelis, Michael Zellen (Past Grand Exalted Ruler), Donna Zellen (Past First Lady), daughter Jennifer Caputo (Past Exalted Ruler), grandson Nicholas Caputo and daughters Amy and Michele Zellen.

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Alumni Game will be part of the Veterans/Military Appreciation Day at World Series Park in Saugus

Shown are Saugus alumni players at a previous alumni game. The Annual Saugus Alumni Baseball Game will be played at the Veterans/Military Appreciation Day at World Series Park in Saugus on September 16.


orld Series Park in Saugus will host a Veterans/Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 16. This will be a 10 a.m.-5 p.m. allday event that will be free and open to the public. The Annual Saugus Alumni Baseball Game

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Buy a brick to honor vets The Saugus War Monument Committee is sponsoring the “Buy a Brick” program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4”x 8”brick (three lines), $200 for 8” x 8” brick (five lines), and $500 (five lines) for a corporate brick. Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep

Saugus baseball player interested in playing in the game should contact Mark Mitchell at 781-858-5048.) Other elements of the all-day event include a military vehicles display, a classic cars display, drill teams and marching units, military reenactments and displays, a parade of motorcycles and a large American flag displayed from a fire ladder truck. In addition to the Navy Band, all-day entertainment will be performed by the Senior Tones, Tom Rosa and Company, and Beat ConnXtionz Dance Company. A moon bounce and costumed characters will provide entertainment for the children. Booths, raffles and lots of food and drinks round out the event. of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets relies on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by August 15 to assure the bricks will be ready for Veteran’s Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for any information and applications. Summer Pre-K and Elementary Registration When: There are two dates coming up: Tuesday, August 8; Tuesday, August 15. Where: 23 Main St., Roby Building, downstairsSchoolCommitteeRoom.


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ASK | from page 9 as assistant principal. I think the background that I have will certainly come to play and help me with this. However, just like anything else, anything new, even though you require a learning curve, you have to get the hang of it. Q: You’ve got about, like, four or five areas of responsibility here. And not just the special education component. A: Yes. So it’s special education, bilingual education, any matters pertaining to pupil personnel across the district, special education and regular education, a 504 piece [a 504 plan helps a child with special health care needs who doesn’t qualify for special education services to fully participate in school], homelessness – that’s a big problem and something that needs to be carefully addressed. Q: And as far as your background, you’ve got the special education. A: Correct. I have a Master’s degree in special education. I have taught in both inclusion and substantially separate settings, so that has kind of given me a wide variety of different disabilities and how to strategize around accommodating for those students. I served as a paraprofessional as well, and an ETL, which is an Evaluation Team Leader. And that’s the person who really looks for policy and procedure in the meetings and making sure that all parties are present, all services are documented correctly and are in line with what the student needs. Q: What is the biggest challenge you face of all of those areas going in? A: Honestly, probably just the scope of the job. There’s going to be a lot that I know, will be sort of “Oh, I’m doing that job, too.” It will be the scope of the job. Q: On any given day, if somebody comes into the district with special needs, all of a sudden, you could have a halfmillion responsibility that the school district assumes. A: You got it. Yes. Correct. Special Education numbers are always in flux. They need to be watched carefully. The budget, as you know and you have probably heard at the School Committee meetings, is of concern. It’s a day-to-day thing. You need to make sure you’re staying on top of that. And that can be challenging. Sure. Q: Any advice you received from your predecessor [Lisa Howard]? A: Sure. I think that she has given me a wealth of knowledge, actually. I worked as an ATL [Assistant Team Leader] right under her for about three years. I know that she came with a wealth of experience herself and she shared a lot with me,

so I’m sure I will be putting that to good use. Q: What’s the best advice she gave you for the job? A: I think, probably, it wasn’t direct advice. It was more or less “Take it day by day and make sure you are paying attention. Don’t come in and be overwhelmed and try to do everything at once. Just kind of take it slow and steady.” Q: Now – the homeless – it’s an area where the numbers can change quickly. A: That, I’m not as well-versed on yet. I will need to get to that. I do know that is something we will be concerned with. However, as far as hard and fast numbers, I am not certain of that yet. Yes, that is something I need to attend to. Q: And the particular challenge there? A: Just being compassionate and knowing who needs and what and getting it to them. Obviously, we have to be costeffective in how we do things, but these are people, you know. They have needs and we need to be cognizant of that and compassionate about it. Q: Some of them may be Saugus residents and some of them may be from some other communities. A: Absolutely. Q: And they just happen to wind up with the vouchers for the particular hotel and become part of the town’s responsibility. A: And that’s okay. That’s part of what we do. It’s just looking at those numbers again and trying to be cost-effective as possible. However, being as compassionate as you can be. They deserve that. Q: Looking back on your career, what’s the experience that best prepares you for this position? A: I think what happened – the way that I have seen it from different lenses – seeing this job through a different lens. As a paraprofessional to the teacher to the ETL. Taking that special education background and serving as an assistant principal served me enormously. I really believe that whole special education piece is worth its weight in gold. And now I bring all of that to the table, plus expanding my scope of it as an assistant principal. Stepping away from the day-to-day special education function to perform that job, still with a close eye on special education kind of even rounded it out a bit more for me. So, I believe I am bringing a unique perspective. I have developed a lot of positive working relationships and a lot of trust with people in the community and in the school system. And I intend to continue to build on that, and I think it will serve me well in this role. Q: And things have changed a lot since 1985 when you gradu-

ated from Saugus High School? A: Yes, they have. Q: Had you ever envisaged being in a position like you are now? A: No. Never. It’s just something that I became passionate about when I became a permanent substitute. I worked with special education population heavily, and I decided from there that I would get my credentials and continue to build on it, and it just kind of happened. But there’s nothing more rewarding than serving in your own community and giving back. It’s been so good to me and my family. Q: What has been the most rewarding experience for you while working in Saugus Public Schools? A: It’s probably been building those relationships with students and their families and just earning their trust and earning that good back-and-forth piece. Certainly, it has been wonderful for me, all of the professional relationships I have had as well. I very much so enjoyed that. But I have taken a lot of pride in my approach to special education and the compassion that I share with families and students. And I think again – I probably mentioned this before – that has served me well, and I don’t lose sight of that. Q: When you graduated from

Saugus High in 1985, what did you have in mind at that point? A: At that point, I was heavily into fitness. I went to school for sports management. I pursued a bachelor’s degree with that, and from there, I became a mom. And having become a mom and donated my time to the classrooms and a class mom and all of that, I just realized how much I loved working with students and those with special needs in particular. I had a knack for it. And that’s what kind of got me on my course, you know? Q: Did you marry a Saugonian? A: Yeah, I did. He graduated in 1984; my husband Tom. We have three kids. They came up through the school system. My youngest just graduated last June and that’s been a positive, wonderful experience as well. So, when you see it coming from all of those different angles, you see how it’s so rewarding to serve here in this room. But also having that benefit of having worked in that room with these families. Q: And you were class president? A: Yeah, that was fun. Q: Any other things you look back on that helped? Were you a member of the National Honor Society? A: I was involved with a lot of different things. No, I was not an

Page 15 honor graduate. I was an average student. I didn’t apply myself as much as I could have. But when I became interested in getting my master’s degree, for instance, I graduated 3.85 in my class. So, I think once you put your mind to something and get a passion for it, there’s no stopping you. You just keep going. But, yes, I had a great time in high school. Q: As class president, there’s a lot of responsibility that goes there. A: Yes. Correct. Q: Did you get to speak at … A: Graduation? Yes. At the commencement I did. During various assemblies. As much as they do now, it’s a lot similar, actually. Although, the civic-minded students that I see nowadays, they’re so inspiring. They really have that full community feel where, when we were back in school, I think it was just more of the school. I see the students breaking out. With the community service piece, I see that as a really positive element. It comes together a lot more for students nowadays, which is nice. We’re breeding those students who can then serve their community, and hopefully, one day in a different and more broader capacity. Q: A good part of your job is



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irtually no one wants to bequeath and devise assets to their children only to subsequently find out that those hard-earned assets are later to be lost in a divorce. One way to deal with this possibility is to leave these assets to your children via a trust. A properly drafted trust is more about providing children flexibility and protection with the hope of not creating unmanageable limitations. Most people look to set up a trust that ends at some particular point in time, typically when a parent feels the child will be mature enough to handle money. In many cases, one third of the trust estate is distributed at age 25, another third at age 30 and a final third at age 35. Others prefer one half at age 30 and the remaining trust assets at age 35. Typically, upon the death of both parents, a child who is old enough and mature enough will be named a successor trustee to carry out the terms of the trust. If the child has not reached a certain age and a certain level of maturity, the parents will often appoint a third party trustee to administer the terms of the trust and to make distributions on behalf of the child such as for health expenses, educational expenses, housing expenses, etc. Parents are often concerned that if assets are distributed directly to children upon death, any one of the children could subsequently get divorced only to see those inherited assets become part of a divorce proceeding. Leaving assets to children via a trust does have the benefit of “spendthrift” provisions designed to provide better protection to the children in the event of an ongoing divorce proceeding or prior to such a proceeding when things aren’t going so well in the marriage. Consequently, depending on the particular family and all of its dynamics, a family trust could be drafted to last longer, long after a child reaches the age of say 35. This is another reason why in some situations, naming a third party trustee might be better than

naming a child as trustee. If the child has discretion to make distributions to himself or herself upon the death of both parents, then a probate judge in a divorce proceeding might order the child to make such a distribution representing that child’s share of the parent’s estate, thereby bringing those assets into the divorce proceeding. Trusts can often be classified based upon their distribution provisions as being either support trusts or discretionary trusts. Each state varies in its interpretation of the trust terms. Discretionary trusts will tend to protect children in the event of a future divorce and the potential alimony and child support issues inherent in such a proceeding. A support trust may very well cause a problem for a child because the court may require the trustee to make a distribution from the trust in order to satisfy what the court believes to be a “support” obligation of the child, whether it be in the form of alimony or child support. Consequently, a pure “discretionary” trust would seem to offer the most protection in these situations with a third party trustee serving as opposed to a child (particularly the child that would most likely be the one to be involved in such a proceeding based upon facts and circumstances known to the parents at the time of the trust creation). A traditional “support” trust might not always be the way to go, as including language in such a trust that states that the child’s “standard of living” is to be maintained, might somehow lead a court to interpret that language as equating to an obligation on the part of a trustee to make a distribution to a child in order to satisfy an alimony or child support obligation. This is in contrast to simply providing income or principal to the child in order that the child have sufficient assets in order to be able to pay for his or her own food, shelter, medical expenses, etc. In our litigious society, we all have to be very concerned with lawsuits originating from any source and the more protection contained in a trust (some may argue) the better, even at the expense of limiting children’s access to the trust assets for which the parents funded into trust for their benefit. In any event, it is important to make informed decisions. What’s right for one family is not necessarily right for another family. Different circumstances, beliefs and ideologies will surely result in different choices for each family. And in the end there are never any guarantees.

Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, registered investment advisor, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a masters degree in taxation.

A BC HERO It is not often that a Boston University Alumna speaks highly of a former Eagle, but Thomas “Red” Martin was too important for a Terrier to overlook. He was born in Somerville, and the family moved to Cambridge, where he was a stellar athlete at the Cambridge high school. Snooks Kelly was a teacher at Cambridge at the time, and he convinced Red that a Jesuit would be best for him, rather than going to Harvard, which also accepted him. Red was a senior captain who played 58 minutes of the Beanpot Championship game in 1961. He missed two minutes while in the penalty box for slashing. He was named the Beanpot MVP for his winning goal against the Crimson. He also won the Walter Brown Award as the outstanding college hockey player of Division 1 for New England. Boston College retired his

number 15 hockey jersey. He later served as a BC Assistant Coach for three seasons and was named to the U.S. 1962 National Hockey team and the 1962 and 1964 U.S. Olympic Team. He was a first baseman on the 1960 and 1961 BC baseball team and played in the College World Series in Omaha. His father died when Red was only two years old, and when his mother remarried he took the last name of his stepfather. He grew up in church housing in Cambridge. From his time as a third grader until his senior year at BC, he sold newspapers outside St. Peter’s Church to help his family economically. He would play hockey on Saturday, pick up the newspapers at 5:30 Sunday morning and attend the 6:30 Mass. Thomas was the founder and Chairman of the Cormer Productions marketing firm

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A: Yes, that’s a wonderful idea. Families need support. They need guidance. They need an ear to bounce things off. There are times when parents are really struggling with their child, so I’m really glad they’ve provided support for them. Q: Any kind of game plan, moving forward? A strategy to your job? What are some of the things you are going to do? A: Yes. I want to make sure I’m keeping close contact with the superintendent, according to the mission and the vision of the schools. This is something where I am going to have to find my own way of how I am going to approach this job, but I want to hear from people. I want to hear from all of the stakeholders, for sure. The CPAC – which is special education parent advisory council – a fantastic group; I want to meet up with them and get their ideas about what they think is

as troubleshooter? A: Oh, yeah – problem-solving. Q: And what are the biggest challenges of those? A: That, I wouldn’t even know yet, because I haven’t had it come across my desk. But I know from past experience, usually relying on your reasoning skills is huge. We need to use common sense with our decision-making. We need to use compassion and deep thought, but at the same time, there are times you need to be decisive. You have to know what you have to know and go with it. Q: There are a lot more challenges now, being a student. You have the two adjustment counselors in this year’s budget to address students with emotional needs, for example.

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in Norwood. He served on the Boards of Aubuchon Hardware, Action for Boston Community Development, Xaverian Brothers High School, Caritas Christi Hospitals, Norwood Hospital, Massachusetts Hospital School, and Oblates of the Virgin Mary. He was a New England Amateur Champion and served on the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund executive committee. He started a Martin Family Scholarship to benefit the fund. He will be sorely missed in sports, church and philanthropic organizations. We of the Terriers are saddened by his passing as are his many friends and family. good and what do we need to improve upon, and kind of take that approach with a lot of different people; keep their input and use that moving forward. Careful listening is how I plan to go about this. Q: Any new ideas or programs that you want to bring into the position? A: I am passionate about program development. I have worked on that in the past, particularly at the high school level with social and emotional needs of students – behavioral needs of students – intellectual disability and of that nature. And usually that is a separate programing. I am definitely passionate about that and will keep a close eye on that and continue to improve upon the programs and services that we offer our students. I am a proponent for keeping students


year, the three-day Salem Maritime Festival offers an exciting array of free fun for everyone, inFriday, August 4 from 6:00 p.m.- cluding live music, harbor cruises, craft demonstrations, reenac8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 tors, storytelling, visiting vessels, fish-painting, kite-flying, radioa.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6 from 12:00 controlled boats and much more! p.m.-5:00 p.m. The 2017 Salem Maritime Fes- Historical happenings on tival, a celebration of “Maritime Round Hill The Saugus Historical Commis101,” will be held Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, and sion has set out an informative hosted by the National Park Ser- pamphlet at Town Hall, reportvice on the historic wharves and ing the progress of the Round in the yards of the historic build- Hill Historical Site, which sits beings at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. In its 29th

SOUNDS | from page 14 What to bring: child’s birth certificate (official copy), recent physical exam with immunization records, proof of residency (utility bill, mortgage or lease agreement); picture ID of parent/guardian (passport or driver’s license). Registration packets with additional documents that will need to be completed will be provided at the registration site. 2017 Salem Maritime Festival – “Maritime 101”


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The Nutritionist Corner

Wake up to Breakfast


e have all heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and studies suggest there is truth to that claim. Making breakfast a priority every morning is well worth the effort. And it’s simpler than you think. While we sleep the body uses its stored energy as it goes into a fasting state. Breakfast is our chance to replenish nutrients after a night’s sleep and kick start the metabolism (metabolism refers to all the chemical processes by which nutrients are used to support life). National Health And Nutrition Surveys have identified specific nutrients many of us do not get enough of: vitamin A, D, E and C, as well as folate, calcium, magnesium, fiber and potassium. A breakfast consisting of wholesome food can help us get more of these vital nutrients. Breakfast does not need to be eaten immediately after

arising. The ideal time to consume breakfast is up to two hours after waking. Take five to ten minutes in the morning and enjoy a healthy breakfast and be ready for the day ahead. If time is tight, take breakfast on the road, or prepare it the night before. Pick up a healthy option low on fat, sugar and salt if eating outside the home. Choosing nutrient rich foods is key. Tips for choosing healthy options: An adequate breakfast should be made from at least three food groups. Fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy all have their place at the breakfast table as long as they are from healthy food sources. Here are some examples. - a bowl of low sugar cereal (not more that 6 g per serving) with milk and sprinkled with dried fruits and nuts. - English muffin with chunky peanut butter - Two egg omelet with veggies, made the night before - Overnight oatmeal – com-

Finding Help for Seniors Addicted to Opioids bine all ingredients in a slow cooker and plug in right before going to bed and wake up to hearty warm oatmeal - Poached egg and English muffin sandwich with avocado, made the night before. A nutrient rich breakfast gives your body and your day a healthy edge by supplying nutrients for staying healthy and energy to get the most from your day’s work. Wake up to breakfast and energize your day. Learn more about healthy eating. Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs.

Breakfast to start the day right

Poached egg on English muffin with avocado and hearty oatmeal with apples are just two ideas of breakfast meals that can be prepared ahead to give your day a nutritious edge.

hind the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street. A formal dedication of the site is expected in September. The ceremony will include burial of the time capsule created during the 2015 anniversary celebration. The brochure describes Round Hill as “Part of a highly significant Native American Cluster,” noting that Native Americans gathered stone from the ledge of jasper at the foot of Round Hill for tools. “As we near the realization of this collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, we

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tion to the Saugus Historical Commission ℅ Round Hill Project, 298 look forward to a site where the Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. general public will be able to visit, attend events and share in the Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought proud history of Round Hill,” the or gripe you would like to share brochure notes. “The area’s extensive histo- with The Saugus Advocate? I’m ry, culture and natural resources always interested in your feedwill be preserved for future gen- back. It’s been 17 months since erations. The results of this part- I began work at The Saugus Adnership will be an amazing pic- vocate. I’m always interested in ture of our past being created hearing readers’ suggestions for in-situ through the preservation possible stories or good candiof the Round Hill Historic Site,” it dates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free continues. Anyone can become “A Friend to email me at mvoge@comof Round Hill” by making a dona-

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug but I don’t know what to do. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, The opioid epidemic is a national problem that is hitting people of all ages, including millions of older Americans. Here’s what you should know and do to help your mother. The Cause The main reason opioid addiction has become such a problem for people over age 50 is because over the past two decades, opioids have become a commonly prescribed (and often overprescribed) medication by doctors for all different types of pain like arthritis, cancer, neurological diseases and other illnesses that become more common in later life. Nearly one-third of all Medicare patients – almost 12 million people – were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers. Taken as directed, opioids can manage pain effectively when used for a short amount of time. But with longterm use, people need to be screened and monitored because around 5 percent of those treated will develop an addiction disorder and abuse the drugs. Signs of Addiction Your mother may be addicted to opioids if she can’t stop herself from taking the drug, and her tolerance continues to go up. She may also be addicted if she keeps using opioids without her doctor’s consent, even if it’s causing her problems with her health, money, family or friends. If you think your mom’s addicted, ask her to see a doctor for an evaluation. Go to the family or prescribing physician, or find a specialist through the American Society of Addiction Medicine (see or the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry ( It’s also important to be positive and encouraging. Addiction is a medical matter, not a character flaw. Repeated use of opioids actually changes the brain. Treatments Treatment for opioid addiction is different for each person, but the main goal is to help your mom stop using the drug and avoid using it again in the future. To help her stop using the drug, her doctor can prescribe certain medicines to help relieve her withdrawal symptoms and control her cravings. These medicines include methadone (often used to treat heroin addiction), buprenorphine, and naltrexone. After detox, behavioral treatments such as individual counseling, group or family counseling, and cognitive therapy can help her learn how to manage depression, avoid the drug, deal with cravings, and heal damaged relationships. For assistance, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration confidential help line at 800662-4357, or see They can connect you with treatment services in your state that can help your mom. Also, if you find that your mom has a doctor who prescribes opioids in excess or without legitimate reason, you should report him or her to your state medical board, which licenses physicians. For contact information visit Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Stephen L. Fauci lumnus of Bentley College 1989 Bio-Tech Sales Executive. At 51 years, in Middleton, formerly of Saugus, unexpectedly July 22. Beloved & adored son of Leonard M. Fauci and Josephine P. (Carco) Fauci. Devoted brother of Michael A. Fauci & wife Deborah of Saugus, David C. Fauci & wife Kerri of Medford, Jennifer L. Grasso of Lynnfield, Marc L. Fauci & wife Mar- garet “Maggie” of Tiverton, R.I.

& Louis J. Fauci & wife Cara of Melrose. Proud & faithful companion of Whendy A. Kelliher & cherished surrogate “Dad” to Alexa Rae Walker & Robert S. Walker all of Danvers. Also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & his constant canine companion “Hunter”. Funeral Mass

dren grown as they are, I anticipate that I will probably have a little more time on my hands to kind of focus in on my career. Q: How many years for you in the Saugus Public Schools? A: Officially in ’04, but prior to that, I was in a lot of classrooms as a class mom, with my kids growing up and coming through. So – when I realized – after a few years of doing that, I said, “I’m going to become personnel. I want to do this.” And that’s where the para position began in ’04. When you have a knack for something, it kind of shows. And it just went from there. It was a passion for me. Q: What’s your hobby when you are not doing school-related work? A: Just reading – going out. I love to go out. My husband and I go out quite a bit. We just relax and go get something to eat or have a few drinks, get together with friends. That’s huge for me. Whatever fun comes up, I’m fine. I’m not an avid anything, I would say. I’m just one of those people who kind of goes with the flow, and whatever feels good, we’re going to do. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: I would like to thank Dr. DeRuosi for his support of me and recommending me. I would like to thank the School Committee. The 5-0 vote [approving her appointment last Friday] was very refreshing

and I am very thankful for that. And I just want to let the townspeople know, especially parents of special education students and 504 students, that I have an eye on them, I’m thinking of them and I want to continue to improve what we offer our students. That’s my main focus. And I realize that I have a little bit to learn, but that’s okay. I’ll do it. Q: And you plan to have community meetings with parents? A: Yes. That’s something I will set up. One of the first things I do will be to meet with the CPAC. So we’ll have a meet and greet with parents who want to participate. I’ll be available for questions and answers, that kind of thing – meeting with administrators – meeting with parents, wherever they need to be. Q: Anything with a website that’s been set up? A: We do have our website that’s been worked on. I know that needs a little attention still. I think that’s a work in progress. I wouldn’t mind sending out some kind of newsletter, maybe quarterly from the Office of Pupil Personnel – just kind of updates on what’s happening in the district and highlighting the goals and everything – just letting parents know, because they don’t always have the opportunity to know. Q: Anything else? A: I think we are good. I’m just excited to get going.

morning. “If the weather is good, we could get 200 people … If the “There will be a stop at Richard- weather is bad, we could only son’s Ice Cream on Route 114 in have eight people. But it’s a rain or shine event, so we’re going to Middleton,” Gould said. The final destination is see what happens,” Gould said. O’Brien’s Pub, 829 Boston St. at the Saugus/Lynn line. “At If you want to join O’Brien’s, we will have a cook- Saugus Ride What: The First Annual Sauout and band – the Boston Pub Rockers, a Boston classic rock gus Ride. Purpose: Motorcycle Run and Southern rock band. Two of the members are Saugus guys,” dedicated to the Education and prevention of Substance Abuse. Gould said. Saugus, of course, will be the All profits will be directed to the starting point for the ride, which Saugus School District for the will kick off in the parking lot of express purpose of funding edSaugus High School at 10 a.m. ucation/prevention program in on Aug. 12. Registration will the Saugus Schools. When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. take place from 8:30 to 9:30 that

12. Cost: $25 per bike, $10 per passenger. Admission fee: $10 at door for non-ride participant for after-ride cookout and party at O’Brien’s Pub, 829 Boston St., Lynn on Saugus/Lynn line – raffles, food and entertainment by Boston Pub Rockers. Registration: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Saugus High School. Kickstands up: 10 a.m. Preregistration and donations: can be made at https;//, a PayPal portal that takes credit cards. **Like us on Facebook – Saugus Ride**


ASK | from page 16 here, at Saugus Public Schools. I think that what we offer them is unrivaled and I want to make that a showcase – an example. Q: Is there anything unique and interesting in your background that will come into play with this new job that will help you through? A: While I think I am answering your questions well, I am not a bragger. It’s not in my nature. Well there are probably things about me … Q: Well, share… if you will … please. A: I have the special education background. And I’ve built upon what I’ve done in the district. That kind of speaks to my plan moving forward, what it is that’s driving me, what I’m passionate about. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about yourself, this position, challenges and things you like to do? A: I like to read, especially about work-related stuff. I know that probably sounds boring, but I am an avid reader of many different things work-related. Q: What do you do as a pastime? A: I like to hang out with friends. I like to be with my family. I like to do fun things with my family. I have three kids, as I mentioned, so I spend a lot of time being a good mom, I hope, and a good wife to my husband. But now, with my chil-

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Essex Probate and Family Court 36 Federal Street Salem, MA 01970 Docket No. ES17P1469PM In the matter of: PETER VARONE Of: SAUGUS, MA RESPONDENT (Person to be Protected/Minor) CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR OR OTHER PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO G.L c. 190B, §5-304, §5-405 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Alan Varone of Saugus, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Peter Varone is in need of a Conservator or other protective order and requesting that Alan Varone of Saugus, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Conservator to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is disabled, that a protective order or appointment of a Conservator is necessary, and that the proposed conservator is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 08/28/2017. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.


The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The abovenamed person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. if the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: July 27, 2017 PAMELA CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE August 4, 2017



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