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Friday, November 17, 2017

Peabody honors those who served By Christopher Roberson


any years before Ryan Melville considered running for councillor-at-large, he made the decision to join the Army National Guard as a soldier in the Massachusetts Yankee Division. Although it was a decision that took him to the deserts of Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, Melville said he truly enjoyed being part of the Yankee Division. “My proudest moment was getting my Yankee Division patch,” he said during the Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall. Despite being 6,500 miles from home, Melville said, the support from Peabody never faltered. “The South School sent packages to me and my platoon while I was in Afghanistan,” he said. “The service doesn’t just end when the uniform comes off. I would not want to be a veteran anywhere else other than Peabody.” Melville highlighted the importance of the city’s military monuments. “They weren’t just put up to have a commem-

Retired Sgt. Herbert Osgood (left) and retired Lt. Col. Michael Langone (right) during Peabody’s Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

oration event and then be forgotten about,” he said. Also during the ceremony, Veteran Services Director Stephen Patten spoke about a relatively new practice in which his office will fly the American Flag of any veteran for one week after that individual passes away. “I’ve never heard of another city doing that,” he said.

The ceremony was held one day after the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps and marked 99 years since the end of World War I. Mayor Edward Bettencourt spoke about the new Honda Odyssey van that was recently donated to city by Honda North in Danvers. He said having the van and a full fleet of volunteer drivers

City Councillor-At-Large-Elect Ryan Melville spoke about his tour in Afghanistan as a solider in the National Guard’s Yankee Division during the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

will take the strain off veterans’ families and employees of the Veterans Services Department. “Sometimes they could be all-day events,” said Bettencourt. “We wanted the opportunity to show our respect and appreciation.”

Councillors back three new medical marijuana dispensaries By Christopher Roberson


he City Council voted unanimously to sign letters of non-opposition for a trio of medical marijuana dispensaries that are planning to open on Route 1. Prior to the Nov. 9 vote, Attorney Terry Fracassa, an investor of the Wellness Connection, said he was hesitant to get involved with the company six years ago. “The only vantage point I had was what existed out west in Colorado and California,” he said. “It has been a very difficult journey.” However, Fracassa said the Wellness Connection, which is looking to open a dispensary at 0 Newbury St., has helped patients who want an alternative to opiates. He said sleep and pain relief are the top two needs expressed by the company’s clientele, many of whom are over the age of 55. He said priests frequently come in with their mothers and judges come in with their spouses. “That’s the walk of life that we see,” said Fracassa.

In addition, he said the Wellness Connection was founded in Rhode Island by retired NBA player Cuttino Mobley and that a number of retired Boston Celtics players sit on the company’s Board of Directors in Maine. Also, Fracassa assured the council that there has never been a problem with security. “Not one of our facilities has ever had a police incident,” he said. Former Massachusetts State Sen. Guy Glodis serves as the company’s security officer. He said the building will be set back 225 feet from Route 1 and will have cameras which can be directly linked to the Police Department. Ward 4 Councillor Edward Charest asked that the company never sell recreational marijuana even if it is permitted. “I’m not looking for a condition, I’m looking for a commitment,” he said. Fracassa assured Charest that the sale of recreational marijuana would not come into play, as that market is much smaller. “At the end of the day, we’re looking to fit

into the fabric of the community, not butt heads with it,” he said. Ward 6 Councillor Barry Sinewitz asked what the projected revenue would be for the first three years, as the city would receive three percent of the income. Fracassa said he predicts the Wellness Connection could generate as much as $42 million within that period of time, adding that the company currently has 30,000 patients and conducts 1 million transactions per year. “I don’t see this bubble bursting,” said Fracassa. Jason Sidman, chief executive officer of Sanctuary Medicinals, said his company, which is planning to open at 29 Newbury St., has locations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Florida. The facility would be located on a 30,000-square-foot parcel and would have 38 parking spaces. The existing building is two floors and 5,000 square feet. Sidman also said 60 percent of his products do not have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),

the part of the cannabis plant that creates the high sensation. “We’re really a biopharmaceutical company under the guise of a medical marijuana license,” he said. Michael Allen is the security officer for Sanctuary and is also a retired police chief. Since joining the company, Allen said, he has found Sanctuary to be “extremely transparent and community oriented.” “It is truly a partnership,” he said. Sinewitz said he is concerned about dose regulation. “Human nature and abuse is what I see,” he said. In response Sidman said that his products are also available in pill form with dose options of two, five and 10 milligrams. Sinewitz also questioned the size of the property. “I don’t know how it’s designed, but that’s not a big lot,” he said. Phytotherapy has plans to open at 25 Newbury St. Attorney James Smith, representing Phytotherapy, said the company’s investors, Board of Directors and president are all Peabody residents.

Smith introduced Kenneth Gill, Phytotherapy’s security officer and a former State Police captain. “He knows every back alley and street corner in Peabody,” said Smith. Phytotherapy President Alexander Athanas said he looks forward to having his business on Route 1. “We believe there’s a bright future in this industry,” he said. In terms of security, Gill said, there are “certain things” that the State Department of Public Health requires before a facility can open. Also, he highlighted his knowledge of Peabody. “I’ve worked in this area, I know the people,” said Gill. Smith said Phytotherapy should stand out to the council as the premier applicant. He said Sanctuary would be a smaller operation and would produce fewer sales, adding that the building at 29 Newbury St. would need significant renovations. Smith also found fault with the Wellness Connection. “If your sign is 225 feet behind Route 1, it will not be seen,” he said.

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School Committee wraps up superintendent interviews By Christopher Roberson


he School Committee interviewed the last three finalists in the search for a new superintendent of schools, meeting with Dr. Alexandra Montes-McNeil, Sean Gallagher and Cara Murtagh. Before becoming the assistant superintendent in Wilmington,

Gallagher had been a police officer. “Growing up, I always had the dream of being a police officer,� he said during his Nov. 13 interview. He took a leave of absence from Salem High School to join the Salem Police Department. Then one night, Gallagher ended up arresting one of his former students. “It was pret-

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to high school, those students made the honor roll for the first time in their lives. Prior to being hired as Wilmington’s assistant superintendent in 2016, Gallagher had been the principal at Beverly High School for 10 years. In addition, he was an elementary school health teacher in Everett, a special education teacher at Lynn Alternative High School and a health teacher, dean of students and athletic director at Salem High School. Gallagher was also an adjunct professor at Endicott College from 2009 to 2014. With 20 years in the Boston Public Schools, Montes-McNeil has been an instructional superintendent since 2015. In that role, she manages a $75 million budget for 30 schools comprised of 8,000 students in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Allston and Brighton. She spoke to the committee about maintaining lines of communication. “That is extremely important, to be as transparent as possible,�said Montes-McNeil, adding that her entry plan would outline her first 100 days. In addition, she said it is just as important to keep parents involved. “They are a child’s first teacher,�said Montes-McNeil.“As a parent, I know how difficult it is to watch your child struggle.� In terms of budgeting, she said Boston’s massive billion dollar budget is developed using a weighted student formula in which additional funding is allocated to students with severe special needs. She said it is also important to work with the School Committee and review past practices. “I feel really comfortable with how funding

works on the school level,� said Montes-McNeil. Prior to her becoming an instructional superintendent, Montes-McNeil was the principal at Mario Umana Academy in East Boston, where she worked to extend the school day by 10 hours per week. She was also the assistant headmaster at Boston Latin School in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. Montes-McNeil holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technolo-


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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, November 17, 2017

Peabody sixth grader lands lead role in “Annie” By Christopher Roberson


ix years after playing the role of an ensemble orphan, Mara Stein is once again acting in the production of “Annie,” only this time she will be taking on the lead role. The show is scheduled to run from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16 at the Marblehead Little Theatre. An 11-yearold sixth grade student at Higgins Middle School, Stein has already acted in 20 performances on the North Shore, five of which have been supporting roles in “Annie.” “My first show was actually ‘Annie,’” said Stein, adding that she was thrilled to finally land the lead role – “I’m really happy, it means a lot.” Stein said that having the lead role means she will have more lines to remember as well as being able to “bring myself out more.” Stein’s mother, Pamela Milman, said that her daughter had a role in “Seussical” this past summer, which was part of the returning Summer Intensive Program at the North Shore Music Theatre. Stein has

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, November 17, 2017

Runners carry memory of Colton Buckley

Participants of the Fourth Annual Colton Buckley 5K Road Race take off from the starting line at the intersection of Church and Lowell Streets on Nov. 12. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

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The race is held in memory of Colton Buckley, who at 22 years old died on April 6, 2014, after overdosing on heroin laced with fentanyl. The next day would have been his 23rd birthday. His father, Todd Buckley, said that at the time, Narcan was not as readily available as it is now to reverse the effects of an overdose. He also did not fully grasp the severity of the situation as it was happening. “I didn’t understand the power of addiction; I was very naĂŻve,â€? Buckley said during the Nov. 12 race. He has since learned many things that he did not know four years ago. “It crosses every socioeconomic group,â€? he said of the opioid crisis that has gripped the state. Since Colton had been captain of the track team at Bishop Fenwick High School,

Buckley said it was fitting to have a road race in his memory. “It’s getting larger every year,� Buckley said of the race, adding that this year, the Colton Buckley Foundation partnered with Citizens Inn Transition. “It was a perfect fit for us; we fully support what they’re doing over there.� Buckley also said compassion must continue for those trapped in the throes of addiction. “They feel shamed as it is,� he said. However, overdose deaths are still much too prevalent in Massachusetts. “The numbers are still, unfortunately, growing,� said Buckley. “There’s no one answer.� According to the State Department of Public Health, there were 51 overdose-related deaths in Peabody between 2012 and 2016. During the same period of time, there were 25 deaths in Danvers, 51

deaths in Beverly, 57 deaths in Salem and 40 deaths in Woburn. “We’re not going to stop until this problem ends,� said Buckley, adding that addicts should always take advantage of treatment options. “People have got to realize that treatment is effective.� The race itself was won by Conor Murphy, 16, of Providence, R.I., who finished with a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds. Patrick Hosman, 15, had the best time for Peabody, finishing in second place with a time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds. Other notable participants included nine members of the Buckley family, Ward 2 City Councillor Peter McGinn, Ward 4 City Councillor Edward Charest, City Councillors-at-Large Thomas Walsh and David Gravel,








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Couple finds love at Senior Center By Christopher Roberson


uring the past year, Ann and Peter Gianino have proven that it is never too late to find love – or even marriage. Peter said that for years he would always attend the Thursday morning dance classes at the Senior Center. However, he stopped going after his wife passed away a few years ago. After a time, one of his friends suggested returning to the dance program and introduced him to Ann, who herself was a seasoned dancer, on Nov. 9, 2016. “I’ve been alone for 26 years, but when we met, we knew there was something,” she said. Like Peter, Ann had also lost her spouse. “We agreed to start meeting at the Thursday dances,” said Peter. Over time, Peter said, he and Ann discovered that they had many other interests in common in addition to dance: Things such as music, theatre, religion, children, grandchildren and a love for each other that blossomed into a marriage two weeks ago. Judith Walker, the senior center’s activities coordinator, said she was surprised at how

Drawn together through the art of dance last November, Peter and Ann Gianino fell in love and were recently married. (Courtesy Photo)

quickly the relationship developed. “It was kind of a whirlwind little romance,” she said. Although Ann is in her 70s and Peter is in his 80s, they both wanted something more than just a casual romance. “She’s an excellent companion,” Peter said of his new wife. “We didn’t want this to be an occasional once or twice a week.” Ann said she was also drawn to her husband’s knack for comedy. “Peter tells jokes pro-

fessionally, he’s really quite good,” said Ann. Peter said that in addition to dancing at the Peabody Senior Center, he and Ann also dance in Saugus and Everett. Ann said they had planned to take their honeymoon in St. Thomas, but that is no longer possible after the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Therefore, she said, they are considering traveling to Mexico or to another tropical island.

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Tanners football team can’t close it out in loss to Rams By Greg Phipps


he Peabody Tanners were just minutes away from extending their winning streak to five games but couldn’t see it through in a tough 26-20 overtime loss to the Lynn Classical (LC) Rams last Friday at Manning Field in Lynn. Playing in less-than-ideal conditions (the freezing temperatures combined with a stiff wind made it feel more like mid-February than mid-November), the first quarter went scoreless before things began to heat up a bit in the second period. After a nice drive ended in a turnover at the Rams’one-yard line, Peabody made amends when Eric DeMayo and Sam Mastromatteo teamed up to take down an LC running back in the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead early in the second. That advantage was extended to 8-0 when quarterback Jonell Espinal, who threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns, connected with

Elijah White on a pretty 63-yard scoring play. The Rams scored late in the half to cut the margin to 8-6 at the break. Peabody head coach Mark Bettencourt admitted it was a difficult loss to swallow but also looked at the bright side and the continued improvement in his team, which held a 20-14 lead with little more than two minutes remaining. The Tanners came into last Friday’s action having won four straight after losing four of their first five games. “There were a lot of plays made by both teams in the last few minutes. They made a couple more than we did,” Bettencourt told the press afterward. “We went toe-totoe with a playoff team, and if we hold onto the ball it’s a game we really should have won.” After Espinal once again hooked up with White for a 78-yard TD to even the contest at 14 in the third

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COLTON RUNNERS | FROM PAGE 4 School Committee Member Thomas Rossignoll and Ward 6 City Councillor-Elect Mark O’Neill. Buckley said this year ’s fundraising goal was be tween “$10,000 and $15,000,” adding that “over $50,000” has been raised since the

Participants of the Fourth Annual Colton Buckley 5K Road Race take off from the starting line.

Conor Murphy, 16, of Providence, R.I., won the Fourth Annual Colton Buckley 5K Road Race with a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds.

race began. “Each year more and more people are talking [about the race] and are aware,” he said. Gravel’s wife, Catherine, said she was running to help raise money for various substance abuse–prevention organizations, to represent their business, GraVoc, and for exercise. “I’m trying to keep my running up,” she said. Peabody resident Thomas Holden said he and his sister, Elizabeth, of Beverly, came out to support Citizens Inn. “It’s a good cause, it’s a great event,” he said. Nicholas Loduca of Gloucester said he enjoyed the 5K as well as raising money for the cause. “It was a very nice run,” he said.

Jacob Farhart, 15, of Peabody, completes the final stretch.

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Scott Defusco, 41, of Beverly, finished in fourth place.


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Band’N Together for Texas raises over $10,000 All proceeds benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey

Members of the band Fortune are shown rocking out in the Breakaway Music Hall during their set on Sept. 24.

Shown recently presenting the check from the Band’N Together concert fundraiser in Sept., from left to right, are Rotary Club District Gov. David Gardner, Breakaway co-owner Cheryl Crowley, TBM Rotary Club Treasurer William Shannon and TBM Rotary Club President Daniel Mackey.


reakaway on Newbury Street in Danvers hosted an amazing musical event on September 24 to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. The night featured 10 bands, including top regional musical giants Fortune with Barry Goudreau – formerly of the band Boston – Aerochix, Brian Maes, 43 Church Street, the Slush Puppies, and the Lee Hawkins Band. Breakaway co-owner Joe Crowley donated his music hall along with a buffet and a night of music to raise money for the victims of the catastrophic flooding that has hit Texas. On that same day, the New England Patriots played the Houston Texans, so Crowley hoped an all-

Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston, is pictured with Mark Greiner of Danvers.

Breakaway co-owner Joe Crowley (center) is shown with Barry Goudreau (right) and Kevin Andrews at the Sept. 24 fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey.

day event of old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll in the spirit of Live Aid was just the remedy to aid our neighbors in

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atarina Bettencourt, daughter of Joseph Bettencourt and Nancy Sue Keller of Peabody, was named New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Field Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week ending October 8, and named on Saturday, November 4 to the NECC All Tournament Field Hockey Team. Katarina has played center defensive midfielder and played in all offensive and defensive corners for Wheelock College. In her first year at Wheelock College she is a matriculated sophomore, due to the AP

the Southwest. All proceeds were distributed by the Topsfield, Boxford, and Middleton (TBM) Rotary Club, which sent the money to the Houston Rotary Club to distribute the funds to those directly in need. The North Shore area is known for its tight-knit musical community and spirit of giving back, and Crowley said all the bands, including at least 20 more, had offered to play for gratis. “Since I started booking local talent at Breakaway, the bands have been incredible, and I truly appreciate how hard they work at their music,” he said. “It’s moving to see the kind of people that are willing to step-up with me to help people on the other side of the country. God bless America.” Along with the talent who donated their time, the event was a great success as fans of the many bands came out in support. In the end, the event raised $10,050 thanks in part to a matching $2,500 donation from Guitar Center. Members of the area Rotary Club were equally impressed with how fast a local business stepped-up along with the musical community and fan base to help those in need. “For that situation, it was incredible; it was a phenomenal effort to raise that much money in one day,” said TBM Rotary Club President Daniel Mackey. “It was all for Houston.”

Fans of Barry Goudreau, from left: Sue Greiner, Irene Lynch, Barry Goudreau and Chrissy Gikas at the Sept. 24 fundraiser at Breakaway in Danvers.

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Tanners volleyball team can’t overcome tough North Andover in playoff loss By Greg Phipps


eing matched up against a 10th seed in the opening round of the Div. I North playoffs in most cases would be regarded as a favorable situation. But the North Andover Scarlet Knights from the powerful Merrimack Valley Conference were no ordinary 10th seed. That was evident in the playoff opener (Nov. 2) at the Peabody High School Gym, as the 7th seed Peabody Tanners, despite their gallant effort, especially on the defensive side, simply could not match up against North Andover’s imposing size up front. The result was a 3-0 match victory for the visitors. The defeat ended Peabody’s season at 15-6. Head Coach Lisa Keene acknowledged that North Andover’s six-foot-tall duo of Sophie Myers and Julia Webster made life difficult and that records and tournament positioning can be deceiving. “We just don’t have their height. They’re a very good team that plays in one of the strongest [volleyball] conferences. So we knew it didn’t

Peabody’s Ava Lavalle reaches up to challenge a North Andover kill attempt in the Tanners’ opening-round playoff loss to the Knights on Nov. 2.

matter what their record is because their league is just the best of the best,” Keene said after the match. The only time the Tanners held a lead was early in game one when they jumped out to a 4-1 edge. From there the

Tanner players Jillian Alimonti (8), Jannise Avelino (38) and Tatiana Correia (2) guard against a shot attempt in Peabody’s first-round playoff match.

Scarlet Knights imposed their will and began to dominate up front. Peabody hung close in the first set before losing, 25-21, but fell behind, 10-2, early in the second game and couldn’t recover, eventually losing, 25-19.

Peabody’s Serena Laro defends at the net to thwart a North Andover scoring bid. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

The final set looked like a runaway for the Knights, who rolled out to a 17-6 lead. But the Tanners battled hard and got within nine before finally succumbing, 25-15. Keene said she is proud of her team’s effort. “We knew it was going to boil down to playing great defense against them, and I think we did that. It’s hard giving up that much height at the net, but we never gave up, and I think we played our best defensive game of the year.” Keene added that the improving level of competition within the Northeastern Conference should help better prepare her team for the postseason in the coming years. “I’m happy to see that our league has gotten stronger

and that teams like Danvers, Swampscott, Marblehead and Winthrop have stepped up [their programs],” she pointed out. “It’s emotional when the season comes to an end. We have nine players leaving, but we have a good crop of juniors and sophomores coming up.” Jillian Alimonti finished with 12 digs, a block and six kills for the Tanners. Setter Rachel Coleman handed out 15 assists, and Tatiana Correia and Martyna Kot led the defense with 20 and 12 digs, respectively. Serena Laro chipped in with five kills and two blocks. This year’s departing seniors are Laro, Julissa Dailey, Alycia Gillen, Bianca Chouinard, Alimonti, Janine Goggin, Kayla Connolly, Joanna Bampi and Ann Manning.

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hanksgiving Day is probably the most beloved holiday of the year. We all buy into the messages of the advertising world of the perfect turkey or dessert or how to wow your guests this season. Yet as we imagine this perfect Thanksgiving Day and upcoming holiday season, most can’t avoid the dilemma of this food emporium and the “fear” of the weight gain due to excess indulgences. Many times this holiday dilemma can bring on unnecessary stress. Banish this stress by sticking with the old adage “slow and steady wins the race”. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasized building a healthy

TANNERS FOOTBALL | FROM PAGE 6 quarter, the Tanners took the lead on a 69-yard interception return for a score by DeMayo. But despite a big interception by White that thwarted an LC scoring drive, they were unable to make it stick as the Rams got one last possession and connected a long touchdown pass late in regulation to tie it. The Rams won it on their first offensive play in OT. Lynn Classical, which made the playoffs and improved to 8-2, did a good job of slowing down the Tanner running game, which had compiled well over 200 total yards the previous two games. Sophomore standout Angel Paulino, who had gained well over 300 yards on the ground during the last two weeks, was held to 68 yards on 24 carries. DeMayo and Noah Freedmen com-

A healthy eating pattern has room for cake!

eating pattern. This pattern can be described as the combination of foods and beverages that make up the food you eat over time. Indulging in a rich dessert or buttery mashed potatoes at one meal would not have much of on impact on your weight. Actually, one Thanksgiving meal most likely will have little impact on your

bined for 43. Perhaps because of the unusually frigid weather, the kicking games on both sides struggled. Neither team made good on PAT kick attempts. The Rams did succeed on one two-point conversion. Bettencourt praised White (three catches for 146 yards) for his efforts on both sides of the ball and DeMayo for his toughness and willingness to play. Other contributors offensively were Freedman with one catch for 21 yards and Dylan Peluso, who caught a 20-yarder. The defense allowed 154 yards on the ground and 249 through the air but still maintained a lead until the final stages of regulation. The loss left the Tanners at 5-5 with their annual Thanksgiving Day game against Saugus on tap for 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. The contest is at Saugus this year.

Peabody defenders Eric DeMayo and Cam Powers combine to take down a Lynn Classical ballcarrier in last Friday’s overtime loss at Manning Field in Lynn. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

overall health. Poor eating habits over time on the other hand can be problematic. Healthy eating habits to prevent holiday weight gain: 1. Enjoy every bite of your meal a. Eat the foods you really want – no need to eat every-


NUTRITIONIST thing on table. b. No need to eat food just because it’s there. Save a portion for another day. 2. Yes, fruits and vegetables can have a strong role on the holiday table or party. a. Fruits and vegetables add color, flavor, texture and are rich in water content which can help satisfy hunger. 3. Eat until comfortably full and not “stuffed” 4. Keep alcohol intake in moderation at all times as it is high in calories. 5. Add fat, sugar and salt

only to enhance the flavor of the natural food and not to overwhelm it. a. Casseroles and mixed dishes can be easily modified. b. Desserts such as pies and cakes don’t have to be drowned in lots of creams and sauces. Just serving them ‘a-la mode’ with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream can make any dessert delectable. 6. A Beautiful tray of colorful fruit will be a refreshing addition to the table as well.

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Peabody’s Elijah White follows the block of Chris Glass against Lynn Classical last Friday.

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sion, procedure or service prior to the event. The amendment would replace a section that gives the hospital and providers two working days after the request to give patients the information. Amendment supporters said this gives more power to patients to make informed choices. Amendment opponents said the amendment goes too far and noted that some hospitals and providers might not be able to get the information so quickly. (A “Yes” vote is for providing the information prior to the admission, procedure or service. A “No” vote is for allowing two working days to get the information.)

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THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of November 6-10. PARKING FOR VETERANS (H 2763) House 156-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill requiring all cities and towns to designate a parking space, for veterans only parking, during regular business hours at the city or town hall. The city or town would also erect and maintain a sign designating the space as follows: “Veteran parking only. This space is reserved for those who have served.” Supporters said this is a small but important way to honor all the veterans who have served this nation. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes Yes

CHECKOFF ON TAX RETURN FOR VETERANS (H 1948) House 155-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill allowing cities and towns to designate a check-off box on municipal tax bills or motor vehicle excise tax bills on which taxpayers can make a voluntary contribution to a new Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Celebration Fund. The money from the fund would be used by local communities for the restoration of monuments and other activities that honor the contributions and sacrifices of veterans living there. The donation would be paid in addition to the tax owed. Supporters said this voluntary donation would go to local projects that will honor veterans. They noted that this is not unprecedented because state tax forms currently have a check-off option for donations. In 2016, the funds went to groups including Mass. Military Family Relief $237,922; Homeless Animal Prevention and Care $336,077; Endangered Wildlife Conservation $186,305; Organ Transplant $108,363; Massachusetts AIDS $89,804; and Massachusetts U.S. Olympics $40,562. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Didn’t Vote Yes

FREE CONTRACEPTION (H 4009) House 140-16, approved and sent to the Senate a bill designed to ensure free access to FDA-approved methods of birth control for women in Massachusetts. The measure allows women to get a 12-month supply of a contraceptive of their choosing after an initial 3-month prescription and mandates coverage of emergency contraception at pharmacies without a copayment or a new prescription. The proposal was filed in response to President Trump’s executive order that exempts a wide range of employers from the requirement that they offer birth control to their employees without co-pays or deductibles. The bill exempts church or qualified church-controlled organizations who would be allowed to opt out of the requirement. A Center for Health Information and Analysis report said the bill’s mandates will cost the health care system between $1.9 million and $5.7 million annually over the next five years, and will add between 84 cents and $2.40 to the annual premium by for a Massachusetts subscriber. “Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives made clear that birth control access is not up for debate in Massachusetts,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “While the Trump Administration is laser-focused on making it harder for people to access the care they need, Massachusetts is stepping up to protect the health and well-being of its residents by passing the ... bill and keeping birth control affordable and accessible. “This coercive measure burdens the consciences of Catholics and other pro-life citizens by forcing them, at an expanded level, to subsidize practices which they find morally objectionable.” responded Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle. “Our constitutional tradition requires a ‘reasonable accommodation’ for citizens’ sincerely held religious beliefs. This absolutist legislation affords no such accommodation and is an affront to the beliefs of many in the state.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Rep. Thomas Walsh

Yes Yes

HEALTHCARE CHANGES (S 2022) Senate 33-6, at 11:59 p.m., last Thursday, approved and sent to the House a complicated 100-page bill making changes in the state’s health care system. Toward the end of debate, the Senate added an amendment that would require a study of how the costs of a single-payer health care system would compare to the state’s actual current health care spending. If the single-payer system would have cost less than the current system, the center would be required to submit a proposed single-payer health care implementation plan to the Legislature for consideration. “The bill is really about the consumers and doing everything we can to make health care affordable to consumers,” said Sen. James Welch (D-Springfield.) “My big concern about the Senate health care bill is that it doesn’t save the state any money,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “One of the things we tried to do with our bill is ensure we continue to cover everybody in the commonwealth and maintain the success we’ve had as almost a virtually fully insured commonwealth. But at the same time recognizing and appreciating that if we don’t do some things to change the way our system operates, we put education spending at risk, we put transportation spending at risk, we put general local aid to cities and towns for public safety and fire protection at risk.” “I understand the governor’s concerns,” Welch said. “He comes from the healthcare industry, comes from the insurance industry, and I’m sure obviously still has relationships in the healthcare industry that would make him concerned or that members of the healthcare industry might be concerned about. But I think the way we approached this bill is really to focus on the consumer.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


DISCLOSE CHARGES IN ADVANCE (S 2202) Senate 12-26, rejected an amendment that would require hospitals and health care providers to disclose to the patient the cost of an admis-


CHECK ELIGIBILITY FOR MASSHEALTH (S 2202) Senate 10-28, rejected an amendment that would require the state to conduct regular checks on MassHealth recipients to determine if they are still eligible for the program. MassHealth is the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for low-income and disabled persons. Checks would include receiving and requesting information from the Lottery, Unemployment Office and Department of Transitional Assistance (Welfare Department) to see if the financial situation of the MassHealth recipient has improved to the point where the person is no longer eligible for MassHealth. Amendment supporters said this will help ensure that ineligible people do not remain on the plan. Amendment opponents said MassHealth already conducts eligibility checks. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


DO NOT LIST EMPLOYERS (S 2202) Senate 5-32, rejected an amendment that would strike a provision that requires the state to compile and release an annual report identifying the 50 employers with the highest number of workers who get MassHealth. Amendment supporters said this “name and shame” idea is a cheap shot. They noted that prior to Obamacare, the state did not allow income-eligible employees to go on MassHealth. The state has since reversed its policy and now allows these employees to opt into MassHealth. This has led to a migration of many employees to MassHealth, a move over which employers have no control. Amendment opponents said compiling the list is simply a way to get more data to count how many people with access to employer-sponsored health insurance are instead enrolling in MassHealth. They argued this will allow the state to continue working toward its goal of making sure people are insured and have access to quality care. (A “Yes” vote is for striking the requirement of the list and therefore against the list. A “No” vote is for the list.) Sen. Joan Lovely


STUDY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE (S 2202) Senate 35-3, approved an amendment that would require the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis to study whether a single-payer health care system would have cost less than the actual health care expenditures in the state, which is estimated to be $59 billion in 2016. Single payer health care is described in the amendment as “a system that provides publicly financed, universal access to health care for the population through a unified public health care plan.” If the single-payer system would have cost less than the current system, the center would be required to submit a proposed single-payer health care implementation plan to the Legislature for consideration. Amendment supporters this amendment does not create and implement single-payer health care but would simply leave all options open and give the Legislature the information it needs to consider a single-payer system sometime in the future. Amendment opponents voiced concerns about the possible cost of a single-payer system, saying by some estimates it could double the state’s health expenditures. Some said the last thing they want is for the government to be running the entire health care system. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Joan Lovely


ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE (S 2196) Senate 38-0, approved and sent to the House a bill requiring the state, led by the secretaries of energy and environmental affairs and public safety, to study, create and implement a comprehensive adaption management plan (CAMP) to protect and ensure the preservation, protection and restoration of the state’s “built and natural environment” from the risks of climate change. The plan would be updated every five years. Supporters pointed to the flooding and massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. They argued the state must prepare in advance and be proactive and not just reactive to similar threats and disasters. “If gone unchecked, severe weather will wreak immense havoc on Massachusetts,” said Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “An adaptation plan must be codified in statute to protect our economy, public health and built and natural infrastructures. We can make our communities more resilient to the harmful effects of climate change by using our unique system of federalism to forge our own paths and organize for survival. This is the fifth time the Senate has sent resiliency legislation to the House, and it is high time that these protections make their way to the governor’s desk.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Joan Lovely


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 November 6-10, the House met for a total of six hours and 31 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 18 hours and 18 minutes. Mon. November 6 House 11:04 a.m. to 11:48 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 11:52 a.m. Tues. November 7 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:17 a.m. No Senate session Wed. November 8 House 10:01 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Senate 11:06 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Thurs. November 9 House 11:07 a.m. to 11:36 a.m. Senate 11:15 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Fri. November 10 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

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Bloom and Patturelli named Project 351 Ambassadors T

odd Bucey, Principal of Higgins Middle School, is pleased to announce the selection of Emma Bloom and Mark Patturelli to the role of Peabody’s Project 351 Ambassadors for 2018. Project 351 celebrates the ethic of service and youth leadership by bringing together eighth-graders from across the state, educators, service organizations and private sector partners with the goal of transforming communities and uniting the Commonwealth through a shared purpose. Both Emma and Mark were

Emma Bloom

Mark Patturelli

selected for their exemplary ethic of service and the

values of kindness, compassion, humility and generos-

ity of spirit – all hallmarks of Project 351 – that they demonstrate on a daily basis. As peer mentors, members of the Student Advisory Board, and candidates for National Junior Honor Society, Emma and Mark serve as role models for all students. Both Emma and Mark have been instrumental in helping to establish initiatives that will benefit the entire Higgins community. As Project 351 Ambassadors, Emma and Mark will participate in a Launch Day event in Boston in January. Throughout their year-

long ambassadorship, they will engage with other eighth-graders and strive to make a positive change through service and civic engagement, such as their citywide clothing drive in conjunction with Cradles to Crayons. Pa s t Pe a b o d y A m b a s sadors: Sydney O’Donnell (2017), Colby Browne (’17), Kassidy Butt (‘16), Colby Therrien (’16), Michael Tansey (‘15), Jack Woods (’15), Jacob Gustin (’14), Ava Marotta (’14), Matthew D’Amato (’13), Katie Wallace (’13) and Bella Ciulla (’12).


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LIBRARY | FROM PAGE 2 Main Library located on 82 Main Street in Peabody. This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Ages 9-12 are welcome with a parent or guardian. No sign up is

1. The amusement park Pleasure Island was in what local town? 2. Louisa Adams (wife of John Quincy) raised silkworms in mulberry trees where? 3. What did the Swanson brothers invent in the 1950’s? 4. On Nov. 18, 1883, inspired by railroad timetables, the U.S. Congress did what? 5. What recluse wrote, “The wind pursued the little bush, and drove away the leaves / November left, then clambered up / And fretted in the eaves”? 6. What is the purpose of chaps? 7. In the 1920’s what group recorded “Cornet Chop Suey” and “Muskrat Ramble”? 8. The utopian Oneida Community used what dining table device to ensure fairness? 9. Football was an Olympics demonstration sport when: 1909, 1932 or 1993? 10. On Nov. 20, 1886, a whirligig de-

necessary. For more information please go to or call 978531-0100 x22 This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.

sign was patented; better known as what? 11. Only the U.S.A. celebrates Thanksgiving. True or false? 12. What Brit said, “Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food”? (Hint: initials AH.) 13. On Nov. 22, 1819, Mary Ann Evans was born in Warwickshire, England. What was her pen name? 14. What is mushing also known as? 15. Who authored“Measure for Measure”? 16. Jackpot, Santa Claus and Kickapoo are names of U.S. cities. True or false? 17. What comic 1971 movie was based on the book “I’m Giving Them Up for Good”? 18. What artist said, “All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow”? (Hint: initials GW.) 19. On Nov. 23, 1903, what Italian singer made his American debut? 20. Are all turkeys “gobblers”?




gy, a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Boston College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Cambridge College. Murtagh, Peabody’s assistant superintendent, said that after high school, she enrolled at Emmanuel College with the intention of becoming a pediatric nurse. “Education found me,” she said. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from Emmanuel College. In addition to staying in touch with Dr. Rosemary Tobin, Murtagh’s mentor at Emmanuel, she has gained a wealth of knowledge from Interim Superintendent Dr. Herbert Levine. “I don’t just work for him, I work with him,” she said, adding that she has assisted in “unwrapping the new standards” mandated by the state. Murtagh also emphasized the importance of keeping morale up despite being a Level 3 district, adding that she helped hoist three schools out of the Level 3 designation. “It takes a team,” she said.

The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Drawn To Peabody will be held on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 and will be closed all day on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Teen Room Bingo Nights will be held from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Jennifer Hofmann of Jennifer’s Homemade Soaps will have a presentation on cold process soap making at 10 a.m. on Dec. 5. Teen Coloring will be held in the Teen Room on the second Thursday of each month starting on Dec. 14. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. The Parent Teacher Organization at McCarthy Elementary School (76 Lake St.) will be hosting a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. On Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., the Harlem Wizards will be playing against teachers from the McCarthy, Burke and Carroll Elementary Schools. The game will be held at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (485 Lowell St.). Tickets can be purchased by sending email to The following North Shore establishments will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23: Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St.) from noon to 1 p.m., Tavern in the Square (189 Washington St. in Salem) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lifebridge (56 Margin St. in Salem) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church (4 Ocean St. in Beverly) from noon to 1 p.m., Brothers Deli (41 Market St. in Lynn) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., My Brother’s Table (98 Willow St. in Lynn) from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Moose (50 Grove St. in Salem) at noon, the American Legion (69 River St. in Middleton) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Spud’s Restaurant (22 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the American Legion (8 Washington St. in Gloucester) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Peabody Main Streets (24 Main St.). An Entrepreneur Meet and Greet will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Barnes & Noble (210 Andover St). Curbside pick-up of leaves and yard waste will continue during the weeks of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. The Jingle and Mingle Holiday Sip and Shop event will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Stonewood Tavern (139 Lynnfield St.). The Peabody Holiday Torch 5K Run will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 3. The run will begin at 8 Centennial Dr. Online registration is available at 1&kntae1176167=F22A403D844B40EF8D19D541EA4E05C1.

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O B ITUAR I E S Dr. John J. “Jack” Kelliher, DMD

Katherine P. “Kay” (Hefler) Constantine

Of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, November 12, 2017. Beloved husband of 51 years to Susan (Collins) Kelliher. Loving father of John J. Kelliher IV & his wife Juliana of Houston, TX, Matt Kelliher & his wife Shannon of Chevy Chase, MD and Katie Welch & her husband Christopher of Salem, MA. Cherished grandfather of Fleming, Dean, Quinn, Madison, Juliet, Lucey & the late Maeve. Also survived by many wonderful relatives & friends. Services were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, November 16. Funeral procession from the funeral home on Friday morning, November 17, at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose, at 10:00AM. Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. US Navy Vietnam War Veteran. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or @ For obituary, directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit:

Of Peabody, formerly of Lincoln, Nov. 12, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Philip J. “Jim” Constantine. Caring sister of the late William and Walter Hefler and Thelma Landry. Devoted aunt of Claudia Minors & Pamela Driscoll, both of Arlington, William Hefler of FL, and Andrea O’Connell of Stoneham. Sister in law of Judith Constantine of FL. Dear friend of Nick Stavropoulos of Lincoln. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., MELROSE, on Saturday, Nov. 18th, from 11:0011:45 AM, followed by a graveside service at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, at 12:15 PM. Relatives & friends invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02472. For directions & to sign online guest book, please visit:

Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco Of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, Nov. 6, 2017. Devoted wife of the late Patrick A. DeRocco. Loving mother of Karen A. DeRocco of Manchester, NH, Cheryl A. Thompson & her husband Kenneth of Peabody, Nancy DeRocco of Peabody, Patrick A. DeRocco, Jr. of Wakefield & Michael DeRocco & his wife Aida of Danvers. Cherished grandmother of Laura Thompson, Christine Morrissey, Kenneth, Patrick & Evan Thompson, Courtney Ouellette, Ismael, Joshua & Ashley DeRocco. Proud great grandmother of Maya & Amelia. Caring sister of Arlene Avola & Paul Flanagan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Church of the Incarnation, Melrose on Saturday, November 11. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Madeline’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. For obituary or to send a message of condolence please visit Gately Funeral Home

Rosalie Mildred Famolare Age 91, of Brooksby Village Drive, and formerly of North Reading, MA, died Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Brooksby Village where she has resided for the past 13 years. Mrs. Famolare was born in Boston, MA, November 17, 1925, a daughter of Francis and Mary Wistuba. For many years she was employed as a secretary in Boston. She was predeceased by her husband, John Famolare, on January 10, 1969. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Thursday, November 16 in the Peacham Village Cemetery, Peacham, VT. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit: www.rickerfh. com. Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of WOODSVILLE, NH, is in charge of arrangements.


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ROLLING HILLS 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH RANCH with 2 car oversized garage! Living Room with fireplace, 3 Season Room overlooking a spacious yard, and LL Family Room. Hardwood floors throughout!!

NEW CONSTRUCTION DUPLEX TOWNHOUSE with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, include first floor master suite. Open floor plan with maple/granite kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room with sliders to deck, amenities include hardwood floors, central air and a one car garage. OPEN HOUSE: 284-286 Maple Street, Middleton Sunday 11/19/17 from 12pm-2pm

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NEWLY RENOVATED CONTEMPORARY, 10 Room, 4 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath, 4 Fireplaces, Open Plan Kitchen with White Cabinets & SS Appliances, 1 st Floor Family Room, Den, Mud Room with Laundry, 2 Car Garage, Private Knoll in Sherwood Forest, Move-in Ready.

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EXCELLENT VALUE! Desirable Wildewood Area...Stately hip roof colonial on 41,500 sq. ft to be built, Quality construction with the latest technology, Premier builder, 4 bedrooms, central air, Gas Heat, open concept, high ceilings, and so much more!


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WELL MAINTAINED 8 RM RAISED RANCH IN PRIME LOCATION. Open kitchen and dining room leads to the sunroom overlooking the spacious backyard. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, LL FR & 2 car garage. Amenities of updated systems, hardwood floors,central air, and sprinkler system. EVENINGS: 978-317-4362

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