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JAILED FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Selectmen Jennifer D’Eon, Debra Panetta and Scott Brazis sit in Saugus “BAND-its” Jail at last year’s Founders Day, waiting to get bailed out as part of the Saugus Band Parent Association’s fundraiser. People attending this year’s Founders Day can donate to the band again by bailing out local politicians and town officials. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 8, 2017 Central Street a year ago, wait- mer helped raise $200 for the ing for somebody to “free” him. Saugus Band Parents AssociHis stay in the makeshift slam- ation. Newbury, the Board of Selectmen, School Committee members, School Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. and even Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree will be among the primary targets of the BANDits Sheriff Department deputies again tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 9) during one of the signature events of the 37th Annual Founders Day celebration. “When I was little, I was so terrified of that jail,” recalled

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FOUNDERS | from page 2 ing to play at the Garden one year and we’ll all be saying, ‘I remember when he was 10 years old and playing at Saugus Founders Day.’ You’ll see,” Cakounes said. Cakounes – with the help of her staff, representatives from many town departments and a group of volunteers – has been overseeing the planning of the special event, which has been in the making since last spring. The Youth Commission will arrive at about 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, directing vendors where they are supposed to set up.

Meanwhile, police will set up barricades to block off traffic from the rotary near Town Hall up to Central Street, toward the Saugus Iron Works. Taylor, Parker and Prospect Streets will also be blocked off for the town festival that will begin at 9 a.m. and last through 3 p.m. The marquee event – which happens at noon – is the Persons of the Year Awards ceremony. A man and woman, who are selected by past recipients of the award, will be honored for their volunteer public and community service and personal contributions for the betterment of the community. They will join 52 departed and living Saugonians who have

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been honored at Founders Day, going back to 1989. A summary of the award notes that each presentation is made “In recognition of their dedication to the Town of Saugus. This award truly exemplifies the outstanding spirit of our Founding Fathers.” Founders Day began in 1980, modeled after a country market that was part of the town’s


LAST YEAR’S HONOREES: Donna Manoogian and Edward Carlson stand in front of Town Hall after receiving the 2016 Person of the Year Awards during Founders Day celebration. (Saugus Advocate file photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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An interview with “DJ Dales,” who will be entertaining the crowd at Founders Day on Saturday Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Stephen Daly, who will be performing under the nickname of DJ Dales at the 37th Annual Founders Day tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 9). He talked about how he entertains the crowd at Founders Day and the interesting aspects of his job. Daly, 25, a Saugus native, attended Saugus Public Schools until High School. He is a 2010 graduate of Arlington High School. He is a technician for National Grid Gas of Malden. On weekends and during his spare time, he works weddings, birthday parties and other events as a disc jockey with his company, DJ Dales Entertainment. He began his DJ career about 10 years ago, while still in High School, as an assistant to a wedding DJ. Tomorrow will be his fifth Founders Day. He is the son of Paul and Susan Daly. He has two sisters, Macayla and Julia. Some highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: Okay, Steve, how big a deal is it for you to work Founders Day? And how many times have you done it? A: Founders Day is always

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one of the big events in my Founders Day. schedule. It’s great to be able Q: Briefly, describe what beto host and DJ an event that I ing DJ at Founders Day enhave been coming to my en- tails. How many hours you are tire life. I believe this is going to be my fifth year hosting/DJing



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up there? Is this a volunteer or paid gig? A: I’m getting paid. Djing Founders Day mostly consists of hosting the event – example: greeting the guest, welcoming the acts to stage, keeping the crowd into it, staying on schedule, special announcements, playing music in between each performance and bringing a smooth production for the Youth & Rec employees and the Town of Saugus. The Founders Day schedule is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this year. Q: So, please tell me how you approach the DJ gig at Founders Day. A: The second they sing the National Anthem, the program starts flowing. It’s a constant flow. I pretty much keep it rolling like nothing is going on. One year, somebody didn’t show up, so I had to fill the hour with songs. Sometimes I have to play 10 to 15 minutes, usually about three songs in between. It varies all of the time between each act. Q: So, how did your nickname DJ Dales evolve? A: My last name is Daly. Growing up as a kid, that was a nickname – Dales. When I was in high school, that’s what they used to call me, so that’s why they call me DJ Dales. Q: So, how did you break into the DJ business?

A: I started in high school for a guy as an assistant at weddings. I’ve been doing it for about 10 years. I was always a helper, learning the ways. There is always a script for a wedding. Every party is different. Q: So, what’s the most interesting part of your gig? A: The spotlight is always interesting. The hype is always interesting and will get good feedback from the crowd. Q: Is this the biggest event you will perform at this year? A: It is in the top five of my biggest events. This event brings a large crowd of all ages every year. Q: So you’re a big star at these events. Do you have many interactions with the crowd, the kids in particular? A: They usual block it off, but I don’t care if kids come up to me. Q: When you were a kid growing up in Saugus, was Founders Day a fun, family event for you to go to? And what are your fondest Founders Day memories? A: I used to look forward to Founders Day every year as a kid. My family was always involved in Saugus sports, so if we weren’t running a booth for a sports team I was out battling my friends on every game possible. Q: How do you prepare for working Founders Day? Is there a lot of preparation that goes into it? Is there a set routine that you have used from pre-

vious years? A: Like any event I work, you have to get the pre-game jitters out your system right away. The Youth & Rec prepares the schedule for me, and they put a lot of work into keeping a steady flow of performances in order. Q: About how many records will you play? Has that already been set up, as far as which ones and the sequence? Or do you take requests, too? A: Every year is different, and anything can happen to the schedule with last minute changes. I go with the flow and feel out the crowd. Yes, I always take requests. Q: So you don’t carry around the records anymore. Right? A: It’s all digital. Everything is digital nowadays. And I can come up with just about any request that people make. Q: You are going to have a mixed crowd here: from tots to senior citizens. So how do you accommodate that crowd? Are there certain songs you play because they are popular to all ages? And are there some songs you steer clear of, because you don’t want to offend anyone? Or adult numbers that might … A: I deal with mixed aged crowds at every event that I work; there is no better feeling then getting all ages dancing together. I will play a pop-


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ular, older song and go off of the reaction from the crowd, and that’s how I continue with the next songs. Founders Day is a fun, family-friendly event so we keep all the music clean and make it a day to remember! Q: Do you get any requests ahead of time from town officials or community leaders for particular songs? A: The only request I get is to make sure everyone has a good time. Q: What’s the most popular song that you play? A: Everyone loves the “Cha Cha Slide” and “Cupid Shuffle,” but the most popular song will change every year Q: What’s the most popular song that you don’t play? A: The younger kids and middle age kids will want to hear the popular songs now that aren’t usually appropriate for a family event. I’ll usually try to throw another one in the same style they want to hear that is usually cleaner and more appropriate for the event. I never say no. I always switch it up. I say, “What about this one?” I don’t want to get anybody angry or lose the crowd. The second you lose the crowd, the party is over. Q: So, what’s the range of the songs you play? A: All genres. Usually in the morning, a lot of older people are there, so you can play songs in the 70s: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Big Band– style. I climb the ladder as the day goes on, to appeal to the younger crowd. I’ll play a song and see what they like. And if

they like it, I will play another one right in the same genre. So, I start from the older and work my way up. People ask for everything, and I’ll usually play everything as long as it is appropriate. Q: So, do you get requests from older folks to specific songs? A: Usually, they will send somebody else up to ask for the song. If I’m at a party and somebody requests a song, usually it’s the person with the most courage to come up and ask for it. Q: So, a lot of folks are shy and have somebody else ask for the song? A: Oh, yeah, I see it all the time. Sometimes they’ll send a kid up. Q: You’ll know from the request that somebody other than the kid is asking for the song? A: Oh yeah, right off the bat. Q: So what’s it like to be at the steps of Town Hall, being the man responsible for the music of the day and for talking to the crowd, doing what DJ’s do? A: It’s a great feeling to help provide a great lineup of performances for the people of Saugus. Q: Do you do the same thing you do other Founders Days, or do you plan surprises or new things? A: Every year is different. Q: What kind of feedback do you get from the crowd? A: Always positive feedback, I aim to please each and every attendee. Q: As a DJ, is there a DJ you look up to? And when you are not working as DJ at Founders Day, do you still attend? And do

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ASKS | from page 6 you find yourself analyzing the DJ of the Day? A: Can’t say there is a specific DJ I look up to, but growing up as a kid Tiesto was the man on the rise and I always wanted to be like him. If I’m not DJing Founders Day, I am most likely DJing another event. Any party I go to that I’m not DJing I always look for new tricks or song matches the DJ is working the crowd with. You always learn from the experience. If you do a 50th birthday party for someone and you do it well, there’s five people turning 50 in the next year. It’s really word of mouth. Someone is graduating next year or somebody’s having a birthday party next year. That’s why I try to bring it all of the time. No party is too small. Q: So what procedures or strategy do you follow to make sure you have a great DJ day? A: Staying cool calm and collected is the key to success. Q: Over the years, have there been any Founders Day experiences that you have learned from? And how do you grade an average performance and a good or great performance? A: Every year is different and you always aim to improve each year. Q: Do you hope to do this full-time some day? A: If I did this full-time – it’s always the worry about job secu-

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350th bicentennial celebration, according to Donna Gould, who has been recognized as the organizer or founder of Founders Day. In an interview with The Saugus Advocate last year, Gould noted the striking view that greets first-time attendees of Founders Day. “When you look down from the rotary, towards the Iron Works, the view is amazing. It’s the umbrellas, the tents, the people, the balloons. Everything. It’s just a beautiful sight,” Gould said. “The best part of Founders Day is seeing your neighbor, seeing your neighbor’s children, seeing the town officials and seeing your church members. Everybody came to Founders Day and you could have a mini-reunion with everybody. And that was the best part of it,” she said. “A little bit of something for everybody” Founders Day is a potpour-

ri of entertainment, food and fun served up Saugus style for residents of all ages – from tots who love to sit on a street curb to devour some fried dough to senior citizens who might like to treat themselves to something sweet. “My grandmother loved it,” Cakounes recalled. “She couldn’t wait for Founders Day and the strawberry shortcake,” she said. “I think there’s a little bit of something for everybody,” said Cakounes, remembering how she used to come home from college to get reconnected to High School chums whom she hadn’t seen for a while. For Cakounes, who during her childhood days was one of the performers for Sandra School of Dance – now Dance Junction – watching the stage rekindles some of those memories. “I think some people are excited to come and see their friends and relatives perform on stage. I know I love to watch the performers,” she said. Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta called it “a family tradition” that several generations of Saugonians have enjoyed. “Founders Day is a day of celebrating everything Saugus,” Panetta told The Saugus

Advocate. “It’s one of my favorite days of the year, where we get to see our neighbors, visit nonprofit and craft tables staffed by our friends, eat delicious food and watch great entertainment on stage. We have the opportunity to support our schools with the raffles, games, team spirit merchandise, and enjoying the ‘Fun Area,’” she said. Panetta noted the one stop in the Fun Area that is familiar to her and other town officials. “The Saugus Band has a ‘jail day’ where you are ‘arrested’ and need to be bailed out – where all the funds support the band. The Saugus Library will also be having a book sale,” Panetta said. “The ceremony at noon in front of Town Hall is always a special time, where we honor the man and woman of the year. All of the past winners sit on stage … these people have been the inspiration and role models for our town,” she said. School Committee Vice Chair Peter Manoogian echoed Panetta’s comments about the essence of the event that some town residents have called “the best day of the year” for Sau-


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effort to transform into a spread QB. He is trying to fine tune his skills every day, looking at film and working in the field to master his technique.” Saugus’s program had more than its fair share of road bumps before Nalen took over. Last season, they won just one game. But for Nalen, success starts with looking ahead and developing the talent on his roster. “The big thing as the staff of this program is to not talk about the past and to focus on the present and future,”Nalen said.“We want to get better each week.” That said, Nalen praises the support he’s gotten from the

Saugus community. “One reason I took the job in Saugus is – the kids, parents, school, boosters – everyone works so hard,” he said. “It’s tight knit. They care for the kids. They want the kids in town to succeed. As a coach I want that kind of support.” Nalen’s new odyssey kicks off on Friday against St. Mary’s and he knows his team is in for a challenge. The Spartans concluded last season 14-1. “The biggest thing about St. Mary’s is they’re well coached, they’re always good,” said Nalen. “They do all things well, they’re sound. Certainly we’ll have our hands full.”

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gus. “Founders Day is always great fun for Saugus families and children,” said Manoogian, a longtime participant in town government. “Youth groups and organizations are able to have successful fundraising efforts on this day. I can only recall one year in which it was cancelled due to the weather. Looking forward to it again this year!” Many deserve credit for its success Gould is grateful to Cakounes and the Saugus Youth & Recreation Department for taking over Saugus’s most popular festival after she gave up being its coordinator in 2011. Otherwise, a great Saugus tradition might have faded into the past, she said. Gould is still involved with Founders Day, helping to coordinate the Person of the Year awards. But Cakounes prefers to pass the credit onto the numerous town employees, volunteers, town departments and various organizations who have kept the event going. “Everyone has kind of gotten a hand in this … The DPW, the Building Maintenance people, the Recycling Department, the Health Department, the Town Manag-

er’s Office, the Police and Fire Departments. On Saturday, all of these people will have their hands in it,” Cakounes said. “A lot goes into it, getting the traffic situation taken care [of ], blocking the streets off and making sure everything is safe. Making sure the food preparation areas meet health standards,” she said. It’s also considered one of the biggest fundraising events for education, youth and high school sports organizations. Many school and youth groups will be selling raffle tickets and team spirit merchandise. “I think it’s a big fundraiser for most of the kid groups and all of the sports teams,” Cakounes said. The Saugus High School Baseball team is using a radar gun to see how fast you can throw a baseball. Members of the Saugus Senior Class are sponsoring the dunk tank, where people throw a baseball at a metal target, hoping to collapse a chair that drops somebody into a tank of water. The Veterans Memorial Elementary School Kindergarten is sponsoring a candy hunt. Some of the Saugus High School groups benefiting from individual fundraisers going on include the basketball and lacrosse teams, the drama club, cheerleaders,


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hen news spread that a young boy who loved tow trucks had tragically drowned in a swimming pool and was being waked, a couple of local tow truck drivers got together to honor six-yearold Brayden Kelly of South Boston with a parade of trucks that stretched over three miles long. Jose Spinetto of McGarvey Towing and David Duff of Todisco’s Towing made some calls and before the youngster’s wake on August 27, his family witnessed over 180 tow trucks, some coming from as far away as Berwick, Maine, to honor the youngster who used to tell family members he wanted to be a tow truck driver as he drove around in his uncle’s tow truck. In an interview that aired on local news stations, Duff stated that his family had ties to towing and they had asked for some tow trucks to show up at the memorial service. “We put the word out, we started getting as many trucks as we could together, and we just re-

A sign on a Boston Police truck honors Brayden Kelly; it is autographed by the many towing companies who participated in the Aug. 27 truck procession. (Photos courtesy of Joe Spinetto)

ally wanted to put some sunshine on a horrific day,” said Duff to WBZ-TV. The drivers also signed a stuffed tow truck for Brayden’s family.

Duff said that he hopes the memor y of the truck parade will help ease their pain just a little bit. “That’s really what it’s all about,” said Duff.

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Two new members join the Board of Health By Mark E. Vogler


he Board of Health is back up to full strength after its two newest members got sworn in last week at Saugus Town Hall. Maria L. Tamagna, a registered nurse for 27 years – the last 10 as the Public Health Nurse for the City of Malden – and Shawn Ayube, the director of laboratory operations for the Harvard Life Lab, joined the board last week. “I am happy that both Maria and Shawn have volunteered to be on the Board of Health,” Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta said this week. “They both have excellent credentials and will great additions to this Board. As you will see, both of these applicants have extensive experience and will prove to be valuable additions to our Board of Health.” Tamagna has been in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Board of Health Clinic in Malden. Her responsibilities as Nurse Care Manager for patients includes gathering of detailed health histories, obtaining medical records, coordination of care, collaborating with multiple medical disciplines, extensive patient support and teaching. She has also served

ter Polytechnic Institute (1999). In his present position at Harvard Life Lab, Ayube serves as site lead. His responsibilities include oversight of the 15,000 square foot shared wet lab facility and staff, advising resident start-up companies, biosafety officer, emergency coordinator and interface to Harvard’s Committee on Microbiological Safety. TAKING THE OATH: Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta, far right, swore in two new Board The appointments of Taof Health members last week. From left to right: Olivia Tamagna, Sophia Tamagna, Gary Mc- magna and Ayube are good Manus, BOH Member Maria Ganemi-Tamagna, BOH Member Shawn Ayube and Panetta. (Cour- through Dec. 31, 2018. tesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate)

as vaccine manager and lead program manager. She worked closely with the Malden Redevelopment Authority to assist residents in identifying high blood lead levels in children and removal of lead paints from their homes. Tamagna graduated with honors from the diploma program in nursing from the Somerville Hospital School of Nursing. Ayube has an extensive background in science. He received his Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Florida (2015), a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (2010) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Worces-



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the football and track teams, hockey and golf teams and the National Honor Society “People know if they are buying food that it will be going to a good cause … It’s a big fundraiser for everybody. It’s huge,” Cakounes said. Cakounes, who is responsible for all of the planning and coordinating the logistics for Founders Day, calls it “a selfsustaining event.” The money made on the table spaces is used to pay the expenses, which include police details, postage, supplies, awards, printing, decorations, inflatables and other entertainment. Fond family memories The tables cost $50 per resident, $75 for nonresidents and $150 for businesses. Politicians must pay $500 for each space and must remain at their table if they plan on distributing campaign materials. “The neighbors are pretty helpful. We shut down their streets for the whole day, so they definitely deserve a thank you. Some of them even let us use electricity for the Fun Area,” Cakounes said. “I think it’s neat to see what people are doing. It’s fun to find out about somebody you know who has a talent that you didn’t know about,” she said. “I wish I could buy some homemade candles and jewelry, but I’m running around like a chicken with the head cut off. But I couldn’t do what I do without everybody’s help,” she said.

FOUNDERS DAY T’S: Crystal Cakounes, programs coordinator for the Saugus Youth & Recreation Department, displays the special t-shirts that have been made for the staff who will be working Founders Day tomorrow. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler)

Meanwhile, Panetta gets nostalgic as she looks back on past Founders Days she attended with her family. “My fondest memories on Founders Day are all the times my daughter danced on stage. This will be the first time in many years that she won’t be dancing since she is now in college,” Panetta said. “I also fondly remember my son getting up very early and selling slush for Boy Scout Troop 62 each and every Founders Day. It’s a great day to

support our community! “I appreciate all the hard work that goes into a successful Founders Day, including the work done by our Youth and Recreation staff (Greg and Crystal), the Founders Day committee, Town staff (including the DPW, Building Maintenance, Police, Fire, Health, and Town Administration), SCTV, the PTOs, and the numerous volunteers. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the day!”

A Founders Day Guide WHAT: The 37th Annual Saugus Founders Day WHERE: Saugus Center in front of Town Hall, 246 Central St. WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9 THE SCHEDULE 8:45 – 9:00 Flag Raising / Opening / Kim Tobey Singing 9:30 – 10:00 Saugus High School Band 10:10 – 10:30 Do You Wanna Dance Studio 10:30 – 11:00 Christine Proia Dance Academy 11:15 – 12:00 Gino Figliola – 11-Year-Old Drummer 12:00 – 1:00 Persons of the Year: A man and woman will be honored 1:00 – 1:30 BEAT ConnXtionz Dance Studio 1:30 – 2:00 Dance Junction 2:00 – 2:30 Music & More Children’s Theatre 2:30 – 3:00 Theatre Company of Saugus FOR SALE: Local arts & crafts, wreaths, bows, vinyl de-

cals, school gear, doll clothes, jewelry, home décor, tutus, hair accessories, wooden crafts, scarves and dresses, LuLa Roe, Tupperware, CutCo, sports items, candles, Lip Sense, Younique. The school PTOs, sports groups & organizations will be there selling apparel and other merchandise, as well as running crafts and raffles. FUNDRAISING: Many school and youth groups will also be selling raffle tickets and merchandise. Founders Day is one of the biggest fundraising events for these kids, so it is a great way to help them out! THE FUN AREA: These attractions for children include inflatables, games, a bounce house, glitter tattoos, facepainting, a candy hunt, sand art, crafts, a dunk tank and more. FOR COMMUNITY’S SAKE: Nonprofit organizations, banks & churches will be

there handing out information about their groups and businesses. FOR YOUR HEALTH: Walgreens will be doing blood pressure screenings and flu shots. Vision screenings will be provided. IN THE FOOD AREA: On Taylor Street people will be able to enjoy the following treats: Kowloon, Orange Leaf, La Vita Mia, Toni’s Own Cookies, Slush, hot dogs, sausages, burgers, nachos, grilled cheese, taco in a bag, fried dough, pizza and more! Money spent in the food area will be donated back to the youth organizations that are sponsoring each vendor. There will be signs so you know who is benefiting from your purchase. SUGGESTED PARKING: Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. DJ FOR THE DAY: DJ Dales (See this week’s “The Advocate Asks.”)

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School Committee members ponder goals for new academic year By Mark E. Vogler


ndividually and collectively, School Committee members see the new year that just began as an important time to assemble the building blocks for the future of Saugus Public Schools. School Committee Vice-Chair Peter Manoogian and Member Arthur Grabowski said they are anxious to see how the school

district did on its most recent MCAS tests when the results come out sometime next month. “These would be the first set of results under Dr. DeRuosi, Manoogian noted in a recent interview. “I am looking forward to seeing those results, particularly for the Open Response,” he said. Historically, Saugus has not fared as well compared to the

LETTER | from page 7 gus TV. If you do not have an ad in digital form, but would still like to place an ad, Saugus TV can create one for you. The cost is $75 to create the ad, plus $25 to place the ad. Please allow three business days for Saugus TV to create your ad. Candidate Statement Program: Saugus TV would like to invite candidates for both Saugus Board of Selectmen and Saugus School Committee to schedule a time to come to the studio located at 1 Pearce Memorial Dr., to record their candidate statements. Each candidate is allowed three minutes of air time to let viewers know who they are and why they are running for office. This statement is intended to be shot in one take. We allow for onsite review of your take, and will reshoot if necessary. You may leave once you are satisfied with your statement. There will be no reshoots available thereafter. There is no cost to the candidate for participating in this taping. Starting October 6th, candidates running for Saugus Board of Selectmen or Saugus School Committee are encouraged to call Saugus TV Executive Director Bryan Nadeau, and confirm a date and time to tape your statement. Deadline to record your statement is October 20th at 5 PM. All candidate statements recorded will then be compiled in order of ballot position into a single program that will air on Comcast Channel 9 starting October 27. This program will air three times a day, at random times in the morning, afternoon, and evening until the election is over on November 7th. Air date and times TBD. Please check www.saugustv. org for program schedules. The program will also be available to view on our Vimeo page at www.vimeo. com/saugustv.

Candidate Forums: Saugus T V will tape and broadcast (LIVE, if applicable) other organizations forums and/or debates, as long as we are given at least 5 days’ notice prior to the event to secure staff coverage. Be sure to participate in these events to increase your exposure to the viewing audience. Additional Political Programming: Saugus TV wishes to provide our viewing public, our citizens, and institutions located in Saugus, the equipment, training, and cable broadcast time necessary to communicate programming of interest. Saugus TV is nonpartisan, therefore we do not produce programs endorsing specific candidates or ballot questions. We encourage residents, organizations, and businesses to become members of Saugus TV. If a candidate is a member, or becomes a member of Saugus TV, they are entitled to take our courses and learn how to use our video production equipment, and the ability to use it for the purposes of creating a program that will air on Saugus TV. Any political programming produced by a Saugus T V member must be received by October 20, 2017 at 5 PM. These programs will be shown on Comcast Channel 9 starting October 27th, and will air once a day, at random times, and will run up until 24 hours before the start of the November 7th election day. We look forward to working with all of the candidates, and hope that you take advantage of everything Saugus TV has to offer. Thank you for your consideration, Bryan Nadeau Executive Director, Saugus TV Saugus Community Television, Inc. 1 Pearce Memorial Dr. Saugus, MA 01906 781-231-2883

state average on the Open Response. But, with a renewed emphasis on writing over the past year, Manoogian said he hopes to see some improvements. “I’m not a fan for testing, but it does give you a snapshot of your weaknesses,” Grabowski added. Grabowski proposed that the School Committee develop fewer goals for the superin-

tendent this year, “but more important and far-reaching goals. I’d like to see them condensed into four or five big ones. It seemed like we had too many goals last year,” he said. “For me, the most overarching goal should be improving student achievement and culture and promoting a safe, healthy and educational environment in the schools,” he said.

“I like the fact that this guy [DeRuosi] is concerned about academics. We want to develop good students first and athletes second. This is the beginning of the superintendent’s second year, so the principals have had time to buy into his program,” he said. “We need to make sure that programs are equitable



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Rookie luck at the track Speaking of great times, my good friend David Spink – the former North Shore Sunday journalist who wrote the definitive piece on Saugus politics back in the 1980s (the Land of R Politics) – invited me to join him at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. Spink, who also authored the famous North Shore Sunday article on “The Worst Family in Lynn,” loves the ponies and has made it a most productive hobby over the years. So, I was looking to pick up some pointers. Having never gone to a race track before to bet on horse racing, it seemed like an intriguing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. And it was. I brought $37 to bet on 10 races and I went home with $25 ($5 I spent on a program and another $5 went on food), so I only lost a couple of bucks. It was almost a wash. And I had what my friend called “beginner’s luck.” I won $2.60 for betting $2 on Texas Tea to show in the second race. The horse finished in a dead heat tie for first. In the 5th race, I bet $2 on Pounds to Pennies to win. The horse finished second. In the 6th race, I bet $2 on Two Step Temper to place. I won $3.60 because the horse finished first. In the 7th race, I bet $3 on Deltalina to place. I won about $4 when the horse finished second. For an encore, I got extravagant and bet $5 on Puca to win in the 10th and featured race – the Steve Pini Memorial Stakes. I came close to betting $10. My horse wound up winning, so I ended the day with a payout of about $19. I didn’t spend a lot of cash. But my first experience at the horse racing track was fun. And I plan to be back next year – probably the last time before that nice historic track gets converted to condos. What a shame. Another weekend of live racing at Suffolk Downs is set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Any sports-minded person who loves to watch the horses should drive over there for a fun afternoon one of those days. You don’t have to throw down a lot of money to enjoy an Curbside leaf collection afternoon watching some beautiful animals race around the commences track. I’m not a gambler, but I’d sure go again. The Town of Saugus will hold several curbside leaf collection Why we do what we do days over the next couple of Friends and acquaintances ask me what the heck I’m doing months. Residents may dispose pulling an all-nighter once a week when I don’t get any sleep – of leaves curbside on their regfilling this paper with photos, features and news stories about ularly scheduled collection day Saugus. Technically, I’m semi-retired and will be getting Medi- during the following dates: Occare in a few months. But I enjoy what I do, interviewing a lot of tober 23-27, November 13-17 interesting people. and December 4-8. Most of the town’s politicians don’t care for me. But that’s what Leaves should be left outhappens in a small community when you ask questions and write side by 7 a.m. on the appropristories that elected officials would rather see written in a more ate days. Please ensure that leaf flattering manner. containers are physically sepaQuite frankly, I’d rather be writing human interest stories than rated from trash and recycling. covering local government and the body politic of Saugus. But Paper leaf bags are the prepart of the job I was hired to do involves reporting on Saugus’s ferred method of leaf disposlocal government. al. If using barrels, however, And if you’re going to do it right, you need to make sure that they must be clearly marked the bodies that make up local government are complying with with yard waste stickers. Stickthings like the state Open Meeting Law, the state Public Records ers, which are free, may be obLaw and the state Ethics Commission Law. After more than four tained at Inspectional Servicdecades of reporting, I look upon those laws as the “So What” es in the lower level of Town laws because a majority of your local government representa- Hall, at 298 Central St. in Sautives have a tendency to say “So what” when transgressions are gus. Barrel covers must remain pointed out and reported on. But it’s the duty of any proud local newspaper to be a vigilant advocate of those laws. For whenever those laws are ignored


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SOUNDS | from page 14 removed so that the leaves are visible. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches, and brush will not be accepted. Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a different time of day. “Missed pick-ups” will not be conducted. Please contact Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. At the Iron Works The Saugus Iron Works National Historic site has a couple of neat programs coming up this month: Park Rangers are offering these free programs on multiple days: Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: “Saugus River Estuary Walk,”“Become a Citizen Scientist” and “The 17th Century Garden in New England.”“Join a ranger in a short walk down a nature trail as we discuss different plant and animal adaptations for living in a tidal riparian zone,” a press release from the Iron Works notes. “Learn about some of the different plant and animal species that call the Saugus River home, and come see why it makes a great habitat for a diverse array of species. This walk will be fun for all ages, but is not stroller friendly.” The Iron Works is also offering a special river trip at $15 per person on multiple days: Sept. 23 and Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Join us on a paddle up the Saugus River and experience the River’s place in the nature, history, and community of Saugus,” according to the website. “Visitors will paddle for three hours round trip with guides to the Saugus Iron Works from Stocker Playground.” To register, email High School students should apply Town Clerk Ellen Schena asked me to put the word out that she’s still looking for a few good men and women to work as election workers for the Nov. 7 town election. There will be two shifts: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to closing. “I’m willing to be flexible with the hours,” Schena said in a recent interview. “And they can work a full day, which is about 15 hours,” she said. Schena is looking to fill vacant poll workers positions at each of the 10 precincts, at about a $9-an-hour rate. People under age 17 need not apply, as they would be too young. She said she always needs to have extra people available, in somebody cancels their assignment on or near Election Day. “I usually get about five cancellations before the election … Most people who work for us are retirees. But I’m starting to get more High School students. So, this would be a good job for them – somebody who is smart, quick and has the energy. And it’s actually a good way for them to help support their community,” Schena said. Letters were due to go out to about 80 to 90 people, scheduling them to work. Usually 100 to 110 are signed up to work on Election Day, Schena said. Well, if some High School students are at least 17 and looking to pick up a little pocket money while helping their community, go down to the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall to apply. Outdoor yoga back at the Iron Works Gentle Yoga returns to the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site this Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. It’s back by popular demand – and it’s free! The National Park Service at Saugus Iron Works is once again teaming up with the Saugus Family YMCA for an outdoor Gentle Yoga class led by Certified Flower Yoga Teacher Mimi Izzo. Interested participants should bring mat or towel. Gentle Yoga is a form of classical Hatha Yoga, a gentler, slower paced practice that is more accessible to people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Gentle Yoga removes any fears or challenges in doing yoga – promoting stress relief and deeper relaxation while still providing physical exercise. It creates an atmosphere of safety and comfort that fosters self-acceptance and self-love. Free. No registration required. Meet at 244 Central St. in Saugus. For more information, call 781-233-0050. Visit the Facebook Event Page for up-to-date information: https://www.facebook. com/SaugusIronNPS/. How well do you know Saugus? Find out Sept. 13. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7:00 p.m. the Saugus Historical Society will feature a PowerPoint presentation by Marilyn Carlson to test your knowledge of Saugus history. You are invited to see and hear this fascinating story: How long have people lived here? How did they live, and how did their lives change over time? Beginning with prehistoric times and extending to the 1900’s, this fascinating story will be retold: from the early inhabitants who travelled the land to the Native Americans who built villag-

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es along the Saugus River and the English settlers who arrived in 1629 to make a new life; the construction of the Iron Works and the tales of Parson Roby and the Revolutionary War. The legacy of the ice industry and mills that once flourished here will be examined. The Civil War and Gustavus Vasa Fox, early public buildings, abolitionists, the old race track, public safety and transportation will all be explored. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The Saugus Historical Society house is at 30 Main St. in Saugus. Marilyn Carlson is the Vice-Chairman of the Saugus Historical Commission, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saugus Housing Authority and the Saugus Public Library. She is currently a member of the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library and the Saugus Historical Society. She is the author of the “Historic Saugus Coloring Book” and “The Saugus Chronicles” booklet & video. She was awarded a Teaching American History Grant by the U.S. Dept. of Education in 2005 to produce a curriculum guide which focused on teaching American history by utilizing historic places. Marilyn taught in the Saugus Public Schools for 36 years and wrote numerous grants for the school system and town organizations she supported in the past, like the Friends of Town Hall (to restore the Founding of Saugus Mural) and the MEG Foundation (to restore the Cliftondale School). She was awarded Person of the Year for her dedication to the Town in 2006. Most recently she has been very active in the restoration of the Round Hill Historic Site, which will be dedicated on Sept. 19, 2017. For details, contact Laura Eisener 781-231-5988, ldeld@shore. net, or World Series Park will host “Remembering Su” vigil A vigil commemorating the life of Susan Taraskiewicz will be held Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. at World Series Park in Saugus. The public is invited to attend. This date, 25 years ago, Susan was murdered. Those responsible were never found and the case is still open. Susan’s mother, Marlene, has never given up hope that her daughter’s killer will be brought to justice. The vigil is titled “Remembering Su.” Family and friends will gather for a candlelight ceremony which will consist of testimony, prayers and music. Members of the clergy and law enforcement have been invited to participate. “We are conducting this vigil on the 25th anniversary of us losing Susan to say thanks to the many people who have helped, consoled and supported us over the years, never giving up hope that answers will be found in the tragic loss of my daughter,” Marlene Taraskiewicz said. “We invite everyone to come out to hear about what a beautiful person Susan was.” Cub Scout Pack 62 recruitment Cub Pack 62 is pleased to announce it will be hosting its annual recruiting day on Sept.16 from 9 to 1 in front of Saugus Town Hall on Central Street in Saugus. Cub Scouts has been expanded with a new program this year called the Lion program. The Lion program is for kindergarten

age boys. The lions will work with their adult partners on many activities and will be directed by experienced, trained adult leaders. The Cub Scout program is opened to boys in grades k-5 and meets on Monday nights at the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. The lions will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and the rest of the pack will meet from 6:45 to 8 pm. Cub Pack 62 has become one of the best run programs over the past several years, keeping kids and parents active with weekly meetings and activities. The Pack is fortunate to have a large gym for the scouts to play ball and other games in. Some of last year’s activities included several campouts, hikes, a Museum of Science overnight, a pinewood derby race and more. A team of dedicated, trained leaders and committee members always works to provide the best program there is. The cost for the year is $150.00, which includes membership fees, achievement book, Boy’s Life Magazine, slider, neckerchief and all awards. For your convenience, cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted. The Pack is open to scouts from other communities as well. Many people know of the program and are willing to travel. There is also an awesome Boy Scout program for boys ages 10 1/2 to 18. If you have any questions, need more information or can’t make the sign up times, please contact Cubmaster Chris Finnie at or 781816-3001 or Scoutmaster John Kane at or 781-389-2708



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“This is a big year” School Supt. DeRuosi said he sees no letup in workload as district moves ahead with a strategic school building plan By Mark E. Vogler


augus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. said there’s no time for him or the school district to catch a breath after a gruel-

ing first year at the helm which culminated with the town approving a massive school project that will serve students for decades. “I think the most exciting aspect of this year is that we end-

SOUNDS | from page 15 Important dates for candidates If you are contemplating running for public office in the town’s 2017 election – or have already decided to run – you might want to clip this information out and put it on your refrigerator. Nomination papers have already become available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee will each have five seats to be considered. Voters will also elect 50 Town Meeting members – five in each precinct – in the Nov. 7 election. While the names of people candidates papers is of interest to a lot of folks, it really doesn’t mean much until people get the required signatures and return the papers to the town clerk. And they have until Sept. 19 to do that – and that’s a long way off. Fifty certified signatures of registered voters are required for candidates for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and the Housing Authority. New candidates for Town Meeting must obtain 10 certified signatures of registered voters – all from within the candidate’s precinct. Incumbents just have to send in a letter indicating they are running again. Here are the important dates: • Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. Last day for incumbent Town Meeting members wishing to become a candidate for reelection to submit written notice to the Town Clerk. • Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Last day to obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s Office. • Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Last day for candidates to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars (Town Clerk’s Office) for certification of signatures. • Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Last day to file objections or withdrawals. • Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Drawing of ballot positions (second floor auditorium at Town Hall) • Oct. 18 from 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last day to register to vote. • Oct. 24 Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due. • Dec. 7 Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due. A political sign primer All candidates for public office are expected to comply with the Town of Saugus Zoning Bylaws (Article 7, Section 7.3, Sub-Section 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 they shall be removed within seven 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. Candidates view are welcome We’ve already had two potential challengers surface in the selectmen’s race in recent months. And we’ve run their statements as a courtesy. Speaking of a willingness to talk about the issues, we’re going to hear a lot more from potential candidates as the summer moves on. The Saugus Advocate welcomes campaign announcements from candidates seeking public office in the fall elections. Email me a letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position you are seeking, and we’ll be glad to publish it along with a photo. Tuesday is Farmer’s Market Day The Annual Saugus Farmers 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

ed our school year with a historical vote to move an entire school building project forward,” DeRuosi said in a recent interview as he prepared for second year at the helm of the community’s education sys-

tem. “I mean the vote was exciting and people were celebrating. It was big … It’s a done deal, so we have a community behind us, we have a majority of staff looking forward to this.” “But now comes the work, be-

cause literally, we have roughly – give or take – four years to realign a total district, not just new buildings. But we’re looking at personalized learning.


lot at 120 Essex St. The market offers vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, baked goods and other good stuff. pool chemicals, motor oil and car batteries. Accepted workComing attractions at Saugus Public Library. bench waste includes oil-based Speaking of the library, here a few things coming up: paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers or Tend the Children’s Garden with Youth and Nature! thinners, solvent adhesives and Every Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. lighter fluid. Residents may also bring the following yard waste: Book Sale at Saugus Public Library weed killer, chemical fertilizNew Friends of the Saugus Public Library will hold their annu- ers, flea control products, moth al book sale tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 9), in conjunction with balls, poisons, insecticides, herFounders Day. Adult, young adult and children’s books, as well bicides, pesticides and fungias CD’s and DVD’s, will be available. Avid readers in search of a cides. Latex paint may be disbook can come to the community room between the hours of posed of by removing the can9:00 and 2:00, using the Taylor Street entrance, to pick up some ister’s lid, drying out the paint great reads! then adding an absorbent maDonations of newer or gently used books are currently being terial, such as cat litter. TVs and accepted at the library. Please note: The library does not ac- monitors may also be disposed. cept textbooks, computer books or encyclopedias. Propane tanks require a $5 Also, in conjunction with Founders Day, New Friends will have disposal sticker, while automoa table in front of the library selling white elephant items. The bile tires cost $2 each and truck proceeds from this table will help to defray the costs of decorat- tires cost $10 per tire. Stickers ing a tree at the Meg Holiday Tree Festival in December. may be purchased prior to the event at the Inspectional SerHistorical Happenings on Round Hill vices Department. The Saugus Historical Commission still has plenty of copies of Residents are urged to take an informative pamphlet at Town Hall, reporting the progress of caution when transporting the Round Hill Historical site, which sits behind the Public Safe- household hazardous materity Building on Hamilton Street. That brochure might be in great- als. Locals may do so by keeper demand, now that town officials have announced two events ing the materials in their origiset for this month: nal containers, tightening caps • A formal dedication of the site is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, at and lids, sorting and packing 10 a.m. at Round Hill. products separately and pack• In a related event, the Saugus Historical Commission and the ing containers in sturdy upright 200th Anniversary Committee will be “BURYING SAUGUS HIS- boxes padded with newspaper. TORY” on Saturday, Sept.16 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Round Hill. Please remember never to mix The brochure available at Town Hall describes Round Hill as chemicals or to smoke while “Part of a highly significant Native American Cluster,” noting that handling hazardous materials. Native Americans gathered stone from the ledge of jasper at the The hazardous household foot of Round Hill for tools. waste collection will not accept “As we near the realization of this collaboration with a variety commercial waste. Residents of individuals and groups, we look forward to a site where the will be limited to two car-loads, general public will be able to visit, attend events and share in the equivalent of 50 pounds or the proud history of Round Hill,” the brochure notes. 50 gallons, of hazardous waste. “The area’s extensive history, culture and natural resources The following items will not be will be preserved for future generations. The results of this part- accepted: empty containers or nership will be an amazing picture of our past being created in- trash, wet latex paint, commercial situ through the preservation of the Round Hill Historic Site,” it or industrial waste, radioactive continues. waste, smoke detectors, infecAnyone can become “A Friend of Round Hill” by making a do- tious and biological wastes, amnation to the Saugus Historical Commission, ℅ Round Hill Proj- munition, fireworks, explosives, ect, 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906, fire extinguishers or syringes. For more information, conTown-Wide Collection Day – Sept. 30 tact Recycling Coordinator LorResidents are invited to dispose of their household hazard- na Cerbone at (781) 231-4036. ous waste in an environmentally responsible manner during a collection event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Let’s hear it! rain-or-shine event will allow residents to dispose of a series of Got an idea, passing thought household waste products, including rubber cement, airplane or gripe you would like to share glue, fiberglass resins, aerosol cans, photo chemicals, furniture with The Saugus Advocate? polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet clean- I’m always interested in your er, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby and artist feedback. It’s been 17 months supplies, photography chemicals, turpentine and chemistry sets. since I began work at The SauInterested residents can preregister for this free event by vis- gus Advocate. I’m always interiting or calling the Inspectional Services Department at Town ested in hearing readers’ sugHall as early as Tuesday, Sept. 5. Proof of residency is required. gestions for possible stories or The following garage supplies will also be accepted: fuel, gas- good candidates for “The Adoline, kerosene, engine degreaser, brake fluid, carburetor clean- vocate Asks” interview of the er, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, car week. Feel free to email me at batteries, antifreeze, cesspool cleaners, roofing tar, swimming

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Saugus Advocate welcomes local comic strip, Small Saves

1. In the fifties who starred in “On the Waterfront” and won a Best Actor Oscar? 2. From what language are the words caravan and jasmine derived? 3. An animal’s name is part of what condiment? 4. On Sept. 8, 1966, what TV series debuted? 5. What does a numismatist collect? 6. What sport is featured in the movies “The Endless Summer” and “Point Break”? 7. On Sept. 9, 1776, the Continental Congress changed “United Colonies” to what? 8. In 1973 the then world’s tallest building, the Sears Tower, opened in what city? 9. On Sept. 10, 1742, what building was given to Boston by “the topmost merchant in all the town”? 10. What sportsman said, “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure

make something out of you”? (Hint: initials MA.) 11. “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock was partly filmed in what California city? 12. What American river was known as Big Muddy? 13. Does an ostrich bury its head in the sand? 14. When was beer first sold in cans: 1935, 1943 or 1950? 15. On Sept. 11, 1857, who became superintendent of N.Y.C.’s Central Park? 16. On what TV show did Herman say “He who lies down with dogs gets up with fleas”? 17. What fruit was developed in a Massachusetts town? 18. What U.S. president said, “The Bible is pretty good about keeping your ego in check”? 19. On Sept. 13, 1845, in New York, the Knickerbocker Baseball Club was founded, making what baseball first? 20. What does the Latin word septem mean?

Answers on page 22 - Legal Notice COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ESSEX, SS. LYNN DISTRICT COURT CIVIL ACTION NO. 1713CV517 ORDER OF NOTICE FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION JACK PEREIRA, Plaintiff vs. PARKWAY HOMES LLC, Defendant TO: Parkway Homes LLC 29 Piedmont Avenue Saugus, MA 01906 To the Above named Defendant: WHEREAS a civil action has been begun against you in the Lynn District Court, by Plaintiff, Jack Pereira where he is requesting the Court to determine that judgment enter for the plaintiff against the defendant, Parkway Homes LLC, as set forth in the Complaint filed in said court on June 21, 2017. We COMMAND YOU if you intend to make any defense, that on Friday, October 6, 2017, or within such further time as the law allows you do cause your written pleading to be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court at Lynn District Court, in the County of Essex, in said Commonwealth, and further that you defend against said suit according to law if you intend any defense, and that you do and receive what the Court shall order and adjudge therein. Hereof fail not, at your peril, or as otherwise said suite may be adjudged and orders entered in your absence. It appearing to this Court that no personal service of the Complaint has been made on the defendant a deputy sheriff having made a return on the summons that after diligent search he can find no one upon whom he can lawfully make service, it is ORDERED that notice of this suit be given to the Defendant, Parkway Homes LLC, by publishing in the Saugus Advocate, a newspaper of general circulation in Essex County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts once a week for two successive weeks, the last publication to be at least 20 days before said return day.

Dated at Essex this 31st day of August, 2017.

ALBERT CONLAN, JUSTICE September 8, 15, 2017

CREATED IN SAUGUS: Here’s a copy of Saugus artist James DeMarco’s latest in an ongoing comic strip series, “Small Saves,” with the Saugus Sachem added by DeMarco, who wanted to share it with readers of The Saugus Advocate. The original cartoon will appear this weekend on 80 websites, Facebook pages and online newspapers. DeMarco, who has been playing goalie at Hockeytown USA on Route 1 in Saugus for 40 years, said he draws a lot of his inspiration from playing at the local rink and everyday life, then goes back to his Austin Court condominium unit to draw in bedroom studio. (Courtesy Cartoon by James DeMarco to The Saugus Advocate)


n this week’s edition, The town is always packed. And sharing Small Saves with the Saugus Advocate has added upstairs at Hockeytown. I just world,” he said. the comic strip, “Small Saves,” as love being a goalie and I love a new feature for our readers. Saugus artist James DeMarco, 54, created the cartoon character in 1991. Small Saves is a 9-years-old boy who is talented at hockey and truly believes he will be a future Hall of Famer -- the same dream that DeMarco had when he was a young boy. DeMarco, who has been playing goalie at Hockeytown USA on Route 1 in Saugus for 40 years, said he draws a lot of his inspiration from playing at the local rink and everyday life, then goes back to his Austin Court condominium unit in Saugus to draw in bedroom studio. “Saugus is a big hockey town. Hockeytown is always packed. In the back seat of every car in Saugus, there’s a hockey stick,” DeMarco said. “In the driveway of a lot of houses, there’s a net setup for street hockey. And the town has three rinks and Hockey-


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We’re looking at changing instruction in the classrooms. We really have a lion’s share of work to do in the next four years,” he said. Work over that period will focus on designing the new Middle School-High School school district realignment to go along with the new 6-12 school building project that voters approved by an overwhelming margin. “It’s going to be hard work, but I think we can do it. I find it exciting for any superintendent. We’re not talking about just a building. We’re talking


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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 8, 2017

Saugus churches coordinate school supply drive

For the past few years, several local churches have been coordinating a drive for school supplies and backpacks. This drive has been growing each year. The drive’s participants, shown from left to right, include (bottom row) Marilyn Panico and Rev. Martha Leahy from First Congregational Church; (middle row) Nicole D’Eon of New Hope Assembly of God, Lilly Duncan and Jessie Allison of First Congregational Church and (top middle) Superintendent Dr. Dave DeRuosi, Jr. Missing from the photo is Jeanne Seaboyer of St. John’s Episcopal Church. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate)

MISS SOUTHERN | | from page 11 aton Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield. This is the seventh year that she has been chosen as a state finalist. Panetta, who competed in the teen division, scored in the Queen’s Court at the pageant, a prestigious honor. She also came in first place – winning a trophy and cash prize in both the Top Model and Casual Wear Modeling competitions, and was first runner-up in Most Photogenic. She also received the Spirit award and the Writing award. In addition, she received the Most Promising Model award, the Volunteer Service Award and the impressive “promoting friendship & sportsmanship” plaque. The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.” Emphasis is put on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future. Sabrina, who graduated Salutation of her High School class, is currently attending the University of Maine, where

she is majoring in Nursing. In High School she was a member of the National Honor Society and Captain of both the cheerleading squad and the soccer team. Being a longtime member of the Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment and the Saugus River Watershed Council, she has a strong focus on the environment and plans on pursuing her passion at college. She also loves dance, and enjoyed her years dancing at BEAT ConnXtionz. Her parents, Mark and Debra Panetta, and her brother, Mark, are very proud of her achievements. On her daughter’s achievements, Debra stated, “I couldn’t be more proud of her. She has grown into an independent, intelligent and beautiful young lady. She has a kind heart and is always there to lend a helping hand.” Sabrina Panetta received eight invitations to compete in the national competition in November. Her proud sponsors are Mark and Debra Panetta, Mark Panetta, Jr., U.S. Realty Development LLC, the Kernwood Plaza, Fort Heath Management LLC, Robert & Kim Francini, Carol Mancini, and Ralph and Rita Panetta.

Staff changes at Belmonte Middle School

Monto named interim principal, Lueke assumes interim vice principal post By Mark E. Vogler


he unexpected departure of Belmonte Middle School Principal Kerry Robbins at the outset of the new academic year has led to several administrative changes, according to school officials. Robbins, who first came to the Belmonte as a vice principal in 2009, worked her last

GOALS | from page 13 throughout the district. We need to get together and do what’s best for all of the kids and all of the classrooms,” he said. Gaieski advocates expansion of writing program Committee Member Linda Gaieski said she has five goals she would like to see accomplished this year. • The further implementation and expansion of the systemwide writing program presently underway with accompanying professional development; • Implementation of the robotics program on the second-

day on Sept. 1 and took an administrative position with Stoneham Public Schools. Robbins, who had been the Belmonte School principal for about five years, has been replaced by the school’s vice principal – Myra Monto – who will serve as interim principal, according to School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski. Guidance Counselor Mau-

reen Lueke has been appointed interim vice principal, filling the vacancy left by Monto. The School Department has posted for an interim guidance counselor to take Lueke’s place for the year, Grabowski said. “Kerry’s leaving was really bad timing and unexpected. But Myra has been there for a couple of years, so hopefully, she’ll keep things going,”

Grabowski said. “Belmonte is a tough school and it’s probably the toughest change to make for the kids because of the transition. So if there are any major changes in MCAS this year, we’ll know that Kerry was doing things the right way,” he said. Monto, a 1987 Saugus High School graduate, was an English teacher at Bel-

monte School before being appointed assistant principal at the school in 2009. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English/Communications from Regis College, a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College and a Master’s degree in administration from Salem State College. Monto is the niece of School Committee Vice-Chair Peter Manoogian.

ary level; • Expansion of the Wellness Committee with emphasis on the introduction of an appropriate substance abuse–prevention program; • Implementation of two wraparound social workers to insure social and emotional well-being of students; and • Continued development of the At Risk program Next Steps for Success at the Belmonte Middle School. “Furthermore, in the upcoming year, I look forward to the Committee’s continued work on the design phase of the new MS/HS and completing our extensive work on visioning what education in Saugus will look like in the future with specific focus on raising student

achievement,” Gaieski said. “It is my sincere hope that the committee will work to set new goals for itself and cooperate with the Superintendent in setting new goals for him in the next academic year. Ultimately, it is my hope that this Committee can work together to move this system forward in a professional, dignified and harmonious manner for the benefit of the students of Saugus,” she said.

program “run more efficiently and effectively.” “I think Dr. DeRuosi has his arms around things … All of the contracts are settled. There’s a renewed emphasis on teaching and learning, as opposed to financial issues that were plaguing us last year,” Manoogian said. “But one thing we’ll have to watch out for is the $700,000 impact from the second year of the teachers’ contract that will show up in the FY ’19 budget [for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018],” he said. “Making sure that there’s accountability in the School Department is important. You know, it takes a while to turn an organization around,” he said. Manoogian and Grabowski

said they are both concerned about the results from major changes in the food service department. “We have a new food service, with Whitsons taking over,” Grabowski said. “They’ve essentially privatized the food services, with their employees and their management in our buildings.” “But all I care about is the quality of the food for the students. Without the interference of Michelle Obama, I’m hoping that we can offer a better product that is more appealing, tastes better and is healthy,” he said. School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith and Member Elizabeth Marchese declined to be interviewed for this story.

A renewed emphasis on teaching and learning Manoogian said he hopes to see the design of the new school develop this year. With the hiring of a full-time athletic director, Manoogian said he also wants to see the athletic

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, September 8, 2017

Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. SENATORS’ VOTES WITH THEIR PARTY LEADERSHIP - This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports the percentage of times local senators voted with their party’s leadership in 2017 through Sept. 1. The votes of the 2017 membership of 5 Republicans were compared with those of GOP Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). The votes of the 2017 membership of 32 Democrats were compared to House Majority Leader Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester), second in command in the Senate. We could not compare the Democrats’ votes to those of Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) because by tradition, the Senate president rarely vote. Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 73 votes from the 2017 Senate session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not on local issues. None of the 32 Democratic senators voted with Chandler 100 percent of the time. Twelve came very close and voted with Chandler all but one time. The Democratic senator who

voted the lowest percentage of times with Chandler was Sen. Walter Timilty (D-Milton) who voted with Chandler only 90.4 percent of the time. None of the five GOP senators voted with Tarr 100 percent of the time. The Republican senator who voted the lowest percentage of times with Tarr was Sen. Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) who voted with Tarr only 94.5 percent of the time. SENATORS’PERCENTAGE OF VOTES SUPPORTING THEIR PARTY’S LEADER IN 2017 The percentage next to the senator’s name represents the percentage of times the senator supported his or her party’s leader. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the senator opposed his or her party’s leader. Some senators voted on all 73 roll call votes. Others missed one or more of the 73 votes. The percentage for each senator is calculated based on the number of roll calls on which he or she voted and does not count the roll calls for which he or she was absent. Sen. Thomas McGee

97.3 percent (2)

HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the

House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of August 28-September 1, the House met for a total of 53 minutes while the Senate met for a total of one hour and 13 minutes. MON.AUG. 28 House11:01 a.m. to11:43 a.m. Senate 11:03 a.m. to11:48 a.m. TUES. AUG. 29 No House session No Senate session WED.AUG. 30 No House session No Senate session THURS.AUG. 31 House11:02 a.m. to11:13 a.m. Senate 11:03 a.m. to11:31 a.m. FRI.SEPT. 1 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

BIG YEAR | from page 17 a 6-12 rehab of the Belmonte. We’re talking about pre-k2. This is what superintendents like to do,” he said. “We’re working on a strategic plan for the district around personalized learning. This year, right now, we begin the work that will move everything to the next four years,” he said. “We hit the ground running last year. And we’re still running. And now the excitement in the district and this town has to be about a building plan that, historically, we have never seen before, so we’re making history here. And now the job is ‘let’s get the work done.’ As a district and a town, I think we’re in a good place,” he said. DeRuosi agreed that “there’s a bunch of little things” that school officials and staff are grappling with right now, like the closing of the Ballard Early Childhood Center and the transfer of pre-k students to the Waybright Elementary School and the Veterans Memorial Elementary School. “We spent a lot of time looking at registration. We’re trying to really lev-








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SAUGUS 1st AD ONE OWNER 9 rm Contemporary, 3 ½ baths, lvrm w/cath ceiling, & custom fireplace, great open floor plan, breezeway, deck, master w/cath ceiling, finished lower level-perfect for extended family,2 c gar, beautiful views of skyline................................$499,900.


SAUGUS CE Col offers over 4,000 sq ft. 11 rms, 4-5 bedrms, 3 ½ baths, spac kit w/island & slider to deck, open to familyrm w/FP, dnrm, lvrm, master w/bath & walk in closet, hardwd, cen air & vac, alarm, finished lower level w/kit, bedrm, den & bath, 2c gar, located on Wakefield line in Homeland Estates on cul-de-sac.................................................$799,900.

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SAUGUS The Woodlands offers this Custom, one-owner Col offers 7+ rms, 3+ bdrms, 3 ½ baths, 2 kitchens, 21’ familyrm w/fp, amazing custom woodworking and wood flrs throughout, cen air & vac, sprinkler system, great for extended fam ..................................................................................$749,900.

SAUGUS Custom 12 rm Col, 4 b bdrms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 fp, two granite kits, hardwood, dramatic 2 story foyer, INDOOR, inground heated pool, cen air, alarm, 2 c gar, cul-de-sac, MUST SEE!!.......................................$725,000.





SAUGUS Spac 8+ rm Colonial, 3-4 bdrms, 2 baths, lvrm, dnrm, granite kitchen w/center island & dining area w/wet bar, 1st floor fireplace familyrm, 1st flr bedrm, 17,000 sq ft lot,side street location.........$425,000.

SAUGUS 2 yr old CE Col offers 9 rms, 4 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, gourmet granite kit w/island, office, fireplace 23’ famrm, master w/private bath & walk in, 1st flr laundry, cen air, alarm, sprinkler system, 2 car garage.....$709,900.



NORTH END BOSTON Battery Wharf Penthouse condo offers one bedroom, gourmet kit w/granite & stainless, great open floor plan, king-size bedrooms w/custom bathrm, whirlpool & sep shower, central air, two car garage parking, great amenities, PERFFECT!.............................................................$1,100,000.

SAUGUS Custom CE Col, 10+ rms, 4 bedrms, 3 ½ baths, NEW gourmet kit w/quartz counters & oversized island, huge 1st fl fmrm w/marble fp, incredible master suite, custom woodwork, hdwd, fin LL w/kitchenette, gorgeous backyd w/IG pool, 2 c gar, ALL amenities, located in Homeland Estates.............$959,900.

SAUGUS Parkway Farms Split Entry Ranch offers 8 rms, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, beautiful, updated kit open to 1st flr famrm, master w/bath, great rm in LL, hdwd, cen air, alarm, 2 c gar, sprinkler system, cul-de-sac MINT!!...........$599,900.

SAUGUS Unique mini estate 7 rm, 4 bedrm Col, 8 car gar, a carriage house, granite kit w/new CT flr, diningrm, livingrm w/columns & built-ins, 2 baths, wrap around, covered farmer’s porch, lg lot, hardwood, 2 story gar, carriage house offers heat & electricity, newer roofs, 3 yr old above ground Gibraltar pool completes this one of a kind property........$599,900.


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SAUGUS ~ Come see this well maintained colonial, 3 beds,1.5 baths, granite counters hardwood flooring, gas heat, mudroom, oversized 13k lot, granite, ………….$399,900

MELROSE~ 3 bed, 3 bathroom cape, Large eat in kitchen, hardwood flooring, finished lower level.fireplace,3 car parking, Call today!…………………………………………$499,900

SAUGUS ~ Newer (1985) 2 unit. 3 beds, 2 baths in top unit, master bath, deck, pellet stove. 1 bedroom apartment has separate driveway and entrance. Walk to busline………………………………………$529,000

New construction, 10 rooms, 4 beds, 2-1/2/baths 2 car garage, 3300-3600 square feet, 2 car garage Still time to customize! ….. …….$950,000 Call Rhonda Combe


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MELROSE~ Rehabbed colonial. New kitchen with quartz counters, SS appliances , new bathroom, new gas heating system, paver driveway, fresh paint throughout. Call today!………………………$699,900

SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. 3 beds, 2 new baths. New kitchen, granite counters, double wall ovens, new plumbing, new gas heat, new AC system, 1st floor laundry …………………………….……$459,900

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SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed split entry. New kitchen with SS appliances, quartz counters, marble backsplash, new windows, finished lower level, great location, pool, cabana…………………………………$639,900

SAUGUS~ Colonial, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Detached garage, Fireplace living room, dead end street, gas heat. Hardwood flooring, Eat in kitchen………………………………….……$389,900

LYNN ~ New Listing! 2 bedroom condo built in 2006, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, pets allowed, conveniently located .……….$215,000

SAUGUS ~ New construction 4 bed, 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, SS appliances, great location!!, hardwood, central AC, gas fireplace………$685,000

SAUGUS………………Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!!

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