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“For the children of Saugus”

Police Department – and Cops for Kids with Cancer – team up to help 15-year-old Zachary Cummings

In what town officials are hailing as “historic,” voters pass new school project and education plan by landslides By Mark E. Vogler


tudents in the Saugus High School Class of 2021 can stop dreaming about going to class in a brand-new building where roofs don’t leak and summer-like heat in the spring doesn’t create unbearable learning conditions. “They’ll be the first class to graduate,” Selectman Jennifer D’Eon told her colleagues at Wednesday night’s meeting as board members savored a pair of decisive votes in this week’s Special Election that will turn

THANKING HIS HELPERS: Zachary Cummings, center, joined by his parents – Sean and Beth Cummings – expressed his gratitude to all who have helped him in his battle to beat cancer. On Wednesday, Saugus Police presented him with a $5,000 check on behalf of Cops for Kids with Cancer.

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achary Cummings got the ride of his life late Wednesday morning as he got help from some new friends in his battle against cancer. The 15-year-old Saugus boy was the reason for the commotion caused by a dozen police cruisers with flashing blue lights and sirens blaring as they circled the rotary and made their way to the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street.

“That was awesome,” Zachary declared as he exited Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella’s cruiser and found himself surrounded by a small group of news reporters and television camera operators. “This is cool,” he said. After a rousing police escort that attracted public attention near Town Hall, the chief accompanied Zachary and his parents – Sean and Beth Cummings – upstairs to his office where a representative from

A SIGN OF VICTORY: The morning after Saugus town officials, school officials, Parent Teacher Organization leaders, youth group leaders and children assembled for a Tuesday night post-election celebration at Prince Pizzeria, the restaurant gave its toast to the town’s landslide vote to finance a new middle-high school and renovations of two other buildings. (Saugus Advocate

the nonprofit organization Cops for Kids with Cancer™ gave him a baseball cap and tshirt bearing the group’s patch. Zachary, who was diagnosed photo by Mark E. Vogler) with lymphoblastic lymphoma in January, is one of six Massachusetts youths who received a $5,000 check this month from the organization. Chief: “He’s going to beat it.” “It has been a rough journey, Zachary said, as he stepped up



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FIGHT | from page 1 to the microphone during a press conference in the police officers’ training room. “But with you guys’ help, I know I will be able to get through it,” he said, directing a “thank you” to everyone who has rallied around him as he battles to beat cancer Zachary’s parents, Chief DiMella, Town Manager Scott Crabtree and retired Boston Police Captain Ed McNelley – a member of the Cops for Kids with Cancer Board of Directors – joined Zachary at the lectern.

“The outreach from the town and the school system is overwhelming,” Sean Cummings said, his voice cracking as he fought back tears. Chief DiMella offered encouragement and support to Zachary, who is an Honor Roll student-athlete at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, as he looks forward to his sophomore year in the fall. “He is obviously fighting this disease and we know he’s going to beat it,” Chief DiMella told reporters. “I know you’re going to do great, Zack,” the chief added. Since its inception in 2004,

Cops For Kids with Cancer has donated more than $2.5 million to families of children suffering from cancer, according to Cops for Kids for Cancer Board of Directors member Ed McNelley. Zachary might be the first Saugus resident to benefit from the $5,000 donation, McNelley said. Chief DiMella said he can’t recall anyone else in town receiving help from Cops for Kids with Cancer. “My daughter [Alyse McNelley] grew up with Sean [Cummings],” McNelley said. “She brought Sean’s situation to my attention. Once I got it, I contacted Saugus Police. The chief filled out the application and sent it to us,” he said.

A WELCOMING HUG: Alyse McNelley embraced 15-year-old Zachary Cummings after he arrives in the Saugus Police Department parking lot Wednesday to receive a $5,000 check from Cops for Kids with Cancer. The reception drew a smile from Saugus Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella, left. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

How Cops for Kids with Cancer began McNelley credited the late Boston Police Capt. John Dow with the Boston-based charity’s creation. Dow, who was battling cancer himself, noticed that a lot of families came in with children to receive treatments – and that the treatments were causing financial hardships for those families. “The $5,000. It doesn’t sound like much – but every time you go for treatments, they get you A SHOW OF POLICE FORCE: A dozen cruisers – led by Police for $10 to $15 a day to park, and Chief Domenic J. DiMella – headed up Hamilton Street, givthat adds up,” McNelley said. ing 15-year-old Zachary Cummings and his family a stirring police escort to the Public Safety Building. The young cancer victim received a $5,000 check from Cops for Kids with Cancer.


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FIGHT | from page 2 “It gets pricy. So, with this check, we can assist them in paying some of these expenses. It’s basically to do whatever they need to do to get the kid better,” he said. “We give six families $5,000 apiece every month. It’s there to help them get through the issues they’re having with their child. The first Tuesday of every month, we approve the applications,” he said. Families who receive help from Cops for Kids with Cancer use the money for a wide range of expenses that are related to cancer treatment, but not covered by insurance. They include parking, travel, eating away from home, babysitters, noncovered treatment or medications, and financial help in filling an income loss created by one parent having to give up his or her job in order to make sure the child has transportation for medical treatments. Zachary has a treatable form of lymphoma, but his mother had to quit her job in order to take him to and from regular appointments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital for treatments. “Thank God for Cops for Kids with Cancer … It’s a great organization that helps defray the costs of kids having to fight

WELCOME SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE HAPPY TO BE HERE: Zachary Cummings and his dad, Sean Cummings, arrived at the Saugus Public Safety Building on Wednesday. Besides getting a tour of the police station, the 15-yearold cancer patient received a $5,000 check from Cops for Kids with Cancer.

A CHIEF CONCERN: Saugus Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella escorted 15-year-old Zachary Cummings and his parents into the police station, where they received a $5,000 check from Cops for Kids with Cancer.

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FIGHT | from page 4 … That was a big help to us,” Sean Cummings noted. “Remarkable resilience” “Zack’s hoping to get back to school. We’re hoping that he can keep going in the fall and be a part of his football team. He played defensive end on his football team,” he said. Zachary has demonstrated remarkable resilience as he battles cancer, trying to live a normal life under abnormal circumstances for most kids his age, according to Beth Cummings. “He stayed on the principal’s list even though he was receiving treatments … He goes in twice a week for treatments,” she said. Meanwhile, Zachary’s parents maintain cautious optimism about his recovery. “It’s a two-year treatment plan,” Sean Cummings said. “We’re still in the early stages. He has to be in remission for two years in order to call the treatment a success. We’re hopeful.” Zachary seems to be taking things in stride, facing each day with a resolve that he will beat the disease. “I’m looking forward to going back to school and playing some football,” he said. “I know I can beat this.”

that greeted southbound Route 1 traffic Wednesday morning. “A great day for Saugus” Many school and town officials who campaigned aggressively for the two initiatives hailed the votes as “historic” steps that will improve a school system that for several years has been ranked by the state Department of Elementary Education at Level 3 – among the lowest performing 20 percent of schools. Saugus High School has also been ranked by the state as a Level 3 school while risking the loss of its accreditation because of deficiencies in the building. “This is a great day for the Town of Saugus and the students in the Saugus Public Schools,” Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem told The Saugus Advocate this week. “It is an historic outcome. It shows a commitment to our town and it will provide our children with a well-deserved school system,” Hashem said. “It was a total community effort. The Town and the Schools came together and formed a solid Educational Plan for the future. Then the parents and community members rallied and supported the plan for the future,” he said. The election results left no doubt about the popularity of the initiatives which have been endorsed overwhelmingly by EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have a child or know of a family with a child suffering from cancer who might qualify for some assistance from Cops For Kids With Cancer, contact the Saugus Police Department at 781-941-1140 or email Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella at

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An interview with Leslie P. Vitale to talk about the legacy of his brother – Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale, who was killed in the line of duty Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Leslie P. Vitale, president of the Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. Les is also a brother of the Saugus police officer who was killed in the line of duty in June 1985. We asked about the success and future of the nonprofit fund, which was set up in honor of his brother and has generated more than $120,000 in scholarships over the past 23 years. And we asked him to share some reflections on Officer Vitale, the father of three children, who died doing his job 32 years ago last Sunday – Father’s Day. Les, 64, of Peabody, is a 1970 Revere High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University (1974), where he also received a Master’s degree. He has been in charge of the memorial fund since its inception (1992). He is a retired partner at RSM US LLP, the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with over 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide. Prior to RSM he was a Senior Partner at Vitale, Caturano, the then

MANAGING A FALLEN COP’S LEGACY: Leslie P. Vitale, of Peabody, a brother of the late Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale, in an interview last Saturday in Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Park. Les Vitale is president of the memorial fund set up in his brother’s name, which has presented more than $120,000 in scholarships to area students over the past 23 years. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

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many students have you helped? A: Yeah. It’s amazing. We have helped about 120 students over the 23 years, and that totals now, financially, over $120,000. Q: In addition to …. A: In addition, we have raised Q: Okay, Les, it’s been 23 years a lot of money through the founnow that you have been hand- dation for the purpose of a couing out scholarships. What’s been the impact of that? How



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ASKS | from page 7 ple of major things; one was to provide financial aid to the Town of Saugus for the benefit of the park and the upkeep of the park, should it be needed. Very little of it has been needed. So, we were able to continue to set that aside – money raised as an endowment (for the scholarships). And then, in addition to that, as we continue to have success raising funds, we created a second endowment for the purpose of making grants. And we decided over time that we wanted to choose something that was meaningful to law enforcement. It would be in alignment with law enforcement in particular – law enforcement families that have gone through what we went through and had been impacted by the death, the atrocity, etc. … And that exceeded our expectations. And there are a couple of organizations in particular that do a tremendous job that we did some research on that we found out about. They actually provided us some support when we were first victims.

And we made a decision then, as a family, that if we could, we should provide them something back for the emotional support that they gave. We decided that the least we could do is provide them some financial support, so we decided to donate some of the fund’s proceeds, annually to their support programs. They had one that was really particularly interesting to us. It was an Outward Bound program for kids that were law enforcement line-of-duty death children. And part of the reason for that – he was an avid outdoorsman – a camper. He used to take the kids camping quite a bit. And when we learned about Outward Bound, we learned about the value of outdoor life and learning to live and thrive and survive in the outdoors. And we learned more about how Outward Bound taught self-esteem and brought kids up to appreciate life and understand that there are other people just like them. So, the more we learned about Outward Bound, the more we learned about an organization called the Concerns Of Po-

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lice Survivors, and the more we realized it was the right thing to do – so every year we started to give them grants. And I think the first grant we ever gave to their organization was probably like $2,500, which at the time was significant and we are very happy. But in some of our highlight fundraising years, those amounts have exceeded $30,000 to $35,000. So, collectively, over the years, that organization alone has received over $300,000 to $400,000 in grants from us. In general, some of the youth-related organizations or victims-type organizations in the local community in particular have received probably close to another $200,000. So we have given, now, well over $600,000 of grants, over and above everything else that we did. Q: And the exposure of the issue that people might take for granted: the risks of police officers and public safety, putting their lives on the line. A: One of the goals with the fund – if we could be successful financially – we realized it was a chance to have a voice and a mouthpiece to continue to say his name [Officer Vitale], state his name and control the tone and the theme of his name and what he represented to policeman as a father, as a community member, as a person. Whenever we meet people who know him or met other people who knew

him, the stories about the quality of the person that he was are incredible. He was a humble guy. But through all that humbleness, oftentimes there are things we don’t know about people unless you are with them all of the time. And then we hear these unbelievable stories and we then we realize, “Gee, I had no idea that he helped these people.” Q: What’s the best Harold Vitale story that you heard? A: There’s a couple that come to mind. One of the most difficult ones: He was called to a scene during the day in the middle of the summer – a 911 distress call. He was first on the scene. The EMTs showed up shortly after. When he went into the backyard, a young child – an infant – had fallen into the pool while family was around, and they somehow lost sight of it. And he just reacted – he jumped into the pool and pulled the baby out and performed as best he could, resuscitation procedures, and they failed. And I remember, he came to the house late that afternoon for a Sunday family dinner, which was a tradition, and my mother could tell something was wrong, and he very seldom talked about the job. And she had heard something because she worked the night shift in Revere at a coffee shop. And she knew all of the local policemen. And through words and connections, the story had gotten back to her

that he had been involved in a very, very difficult situation. And, as a mother, she sensed something was wrong, and she finally got it out of him. And he said, “I just had the worst day of my life. I failed to save a baby’s life.” And I remember sitting there as a young kid, understanding at that point that he wasn’t just my brother who had a uniform and a gun that looked really cool. You know, his job was really to save lives, and sometimes you don’t. So that story was told in the substance of what it represents, but it should make people understand about law enforcement as first responders. They use the term first responders for a reason, and it’s kind of scary. The other one was there was a major airline accident – a crash at Logan Airport – and I remember … again, I had come home and I can remember my parents telling me that it was on the news. And the next thing we know, we were watching TV and we see police all over the tarmac with ambulances and fire engines and a Saugus police cruiser. And, lo and behold, Harold had convinced the department to let him go help find the victims. So, a couple of things when I was young did that for me. But I think the thing about him … the law enforcement stuff and the stuff he did, like, that are maybe


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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 23, 2017

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ing Crabtree, Hashem and DeRuosi, Jr. celebrating with School Committee Chairman Jeannie Meredith in Sachem red t-shirts was already circulating on local social media within minutes of the polls closing. There were also photographs of charts showing a breakdown of the votes by precinct.

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Calling it right Retired attorney Arthur Gustafson was confident town would pass new school building project by a 2-1 margin By Mark E. Vogler


rthur E. Gustafson Jr. was confident Monday and Tuesday, as stood on the sidewalk in from Town Hall, holding a sign and ringing a school bell to encourage passersby to vote for a new school building. “I’ll say it’s going to come out at least 2-1 in favor of the ballot questions,” the 85-year-old Saugus native predicted on Monday afternoon. “I think there’s a new pride in Saugus and people are willing to pay for a new school for our kids. This for me is going to be a real turning point for this town,” he said. Gustafson said he based his confidence on what he observed in 2015 of the town’s political scene when he served as chair of the SAVE Saugus Political Action Committee, the group involved in the successful 2015 recall of four selectmen after the firing of Town Manager Scott Crabtree, who was later rehired. The retired attorney, bedecked in an outfit dressed up like an Uncle Sam character, turned out to be right as he watched the election returns come into the Town Clerk’s Office from the town precincts. “I think it’s a new day for the children of Saugus,” Gustafson said when it was clear that Saugus residents passed two ballot questions by more than the 2-1 margin he had predicted. “They’re finally going to have an opportunity to compete with other cities and towns

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RINGING IN THE VOTES: Armed with a school bell he once used when he played Santa Claus and wearing the sign calling for a “Yes” vote on the ballot questions for a new middle-high school building and rennovations of two other schools, Arthur E. Gustafson Jr. campaigns outside of Town Hall this week.

that provide complete facilities for their students. These kids are going to have a future. I am so pleased for them,” he said. “I really think this is going to open up a whole new avenue for our community. A fine, new school building is going to attract fine teachers. It will also give Crabtree the chance to venture out on other things. I think there’s going to be a complete change in attitude in our education and in our government,” he said Gustafson blames officials who ran town government for years and the fiscally-conservative residents who elected them for the poor conditions of the schools and the adverse conditions that students and teachers work under. “The taxpayers were never willing to spend adequate funds to put out a first rate school. Everything was always tied directly to the tax bill,”Gus-

tafson recalled. “As long as they kept it low, they wouldn’t care if you went to school in a pup tent. I would say they wanted to be very frugal with an attitude -- ‘We’d like to do it, but we really can’t afford to pay any more in taxes. Gustafson recalled his years at the old Saugus High, located at the intersection of Winter and Central streets, where he graduated from in 1949. “In the spring, the floor would lift up and it wouldn’t go back down until it dried out,” Gustafson said. “This was the quality of school that we ‘deserved’ in those days because we didn’t know any better. Well, if you want a first class town, we have to start with a first class school system. And, apparently that’s the feeling of the town now,” he said


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PROJECT | from page 10 to a recall of four selectmen in March of 2015, several months after those selectmen voted to fire Crabtree. “Great job – glad to have you sitting there,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Scott Brazis told Crabtree. “I’d like to thank everybody at home that did go out and vote yesterday,” Brazis said, addressing the cable television viewers at home. “I truly believe this is going to be a huge culture change for our community for years to come.” In his remarks to colleagues, Selectman Mark Mitchell called the Special Election one of two “history-altering votes” that he played a role in during recent years. The other significant was the recall election. “Three years ago, people we’re saying it wasn’t a unified town. … Two

and a half years ago, people took control of our town. Now, we’re pushing our town forward,” Mitchell said. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini heaped praise on the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) leaders, youth group leaders and others who campaigned hard for the new school project. Cicolini called it “a herculean effort.” Board of Selectman Chairman Debra Panetta credited a lot of people with being responsible for a promising future for Saugus Public Schools. “I’m so excited to see everyone get involved – people of all ages – even children holding signs … We couldn’t have done that without everyone working together for a common goal,” Panetta said. Selectman D’Eon said she be-

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lieves the citizens’ successful recall campaign which later led to Crabtree’s reinstatement actually laid down a good foundation to build on for this week’s Special Election victory. “More than three years ago – just days before the Massachusetts School Building Authority was preparing to come to town to look at the High School, the Board of Selectmen that was in office fired the town manager,” D’Eon recalled. “And soon after, the recall of that board was initiated. Many people my age stood up and finally said,‘You’re not looking out for the town. The next generation is not going to stay here,’” she said. It was only about a decade ago that another initiative for a new high school failed. D’Eon said a new high school should have been built about two decades ago. And when it wasn’t, it was a great disservice to the children, she suggested. “Children know when they don’t have a great school to go to, or a nice park to go to … You want to give them a school of success, a school that makes them feel like they are valued and that they deserve facilities that are as good as kids anywhere in the state are getting,” D’Eon said. “Thank you to every Saugonian who voted. Credit is due to all of the residents who voted for positive changes in Saugus. Visionaries live in the future, they build a new tomorrow. Saugus is excelling and our children will be the real winners.”

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A day of reflection Widow of Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale finds joy in the scholarships given in her late husband’s honor By Mark E. Vogler


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Three Saugus residents honored All of the recipients are college-bound and each has a special connection to the Vitale family – either through friendships or ties to law enforcement. They all were required to write an essay as part of their application. Gianni Hill, president of the Revere High School Class of 2017, made a deep impression on this year’s memorial fund committee. “I especially enjoyed reading Gianni’s story of his upbringing and learning how to overcome some adversity and learn to represent his family at a very young age by the power of listening and seeking to understand in order to help others,”Les Vitale said at Saturday’s ceremony, reading from prepared remarks. He played football and was captain of both the JV and Freshman teams as a result of his leadership. He went on to run for Class President and serve as a student representative of the Revere School Committee. He ranked 9th in his class out of nearly 400 students and served his last three years as president of the Class of 2017. Gianni and his family live just a few blocks from where the Vitale family grew up. “With an eye towards improving the lives of others and bringing about change Gianni will head off to Hamilton College starting out in the Political Science field and determine where his life’s journey will take him,”

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Les Vitale said. Other 2017 recipients include the following: • Isabella Lopresti, of Saugus, a Saugus High School graduate. She is a prior Student of the Month and a member of the National Honor Society. She was active in Cheerleading and Girls Lacrosse and a National Honor Society Member; she will be pursuing a Nursing degree and was accepted at multiple schools, including Salem State, Endicott and UNH. Her father is Saugus Police Lt. Anthony Lopresti. • Sabrina Panetta, of Saugus, attended the Pioneer Charter School of Science in Saugus. She was a Student of the Month and member of the National Honor Society and recognized for her work as a finalist in the Science Fair and with 2nd place on National History Day. She plans to pursue a Nursing career and perhaps longer term to become a doctor; she has been accepted at multiple schools, including Pace University, Merrimack College and the University of Maine. Her brother Mark was a previous recipient and was responsible for the renovations and upgrade of the Park. Her mother, Debra, is the chair of the Board of Selectmen and has been active in town government for many years. • Kerri McKinnon, of Saugus, attended Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, Maine. She was a member of the National Honor Society and very active in her school’s sports – as captain of the Soccer, Hockey and the Tennis teams. She participated in the Maine Youth Leadership program and was the Class Treasurer. McKinnon wants to major in Special Education and obtain her masters in Speech Pathology and plans to attend Gordon College. Her father – Saugus Patrol Union President Officer Frank McKinnon – shares the same birthday (June 14) as Officer Vitale. • Chloe Gizzi, of Peabody, a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. She is the third sibling in her family to receive the scholarship. Christina A. Gizzi was a 2011 recipient and Christopher Gizzi won the scholarship in 2010. Her mother, sister and grandmother all worked for the Vitale CPA firm. Gizzi, a member of the National Honor Society, enrolled in many Advanced Placement


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Courses at PVMHS and was active in student government – serving as Student Council President. She played Soccer and Lacrosse, captaining both teams and winning numerous awards and recognition. She also caught the attention of multiple college scouts. She was accepted at Bentley University and Babson College – being recruited heavily for Soccer by both schools. She plans to attend Bentley in the fall. • Samantha Verge, of Hamilton, attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. She is a National Honor Society member and maintained academic or highest academic honor roll for four years and achieved honorable mention status in History and Spanish. In addition to her scholastic success, she excelled on the athletic fields, competing on the Field Hockey team, and she was recognized for Excellence for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity by the MIAA. She was voted varsity captain and achieved Most Improved player as an underclassman and received the Coaches’ Award. She is very active in community-related activities. She will enter the University of Vermont as an undeclared major with interests in Psychology, Anthropology and History. Her special connection to the Vitale family: Her grandmother worked for the family CPA firm for years and her grandfather is a member of the fund’s golf committee. Both attended Revere Public Schools with members of the Vitale family. • Isabelle Charbonnier, of Charlestown, attended Arlington Catholic High School; she is the daughter of Boston Police Sgt. Michael Charbonnier.

A moment of silence for another fallen cop Isabelle Charbonnier and her family have a special connection to the Vitale family – a relative and law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty. The late State Trooper Mark Charbonnier was on a routine patrol in the Kingston area on Rt. 3 on Sept. 2, 1994, when he pulled a car over at about 3 a.m. The suspect, a paroled killer, went to retrieve his papers from the glove box to comply with the trooper’s request, but instead pulled out a gun and shot Charbonnier at point blank FAMILIES UNITE: The seven scholarship winners and their families gathered for the Officer Harrange. The trooper returned fire, old L. Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship Ceremony last Saturday. wounding the suspect. He was still able to call in for help, but later died from the bullet wounds. During last Saturday’s scholarship awards ceremony, Les Vitale asked the gathering to pause for a moment of silence for Officer Vitale, Trooper Charbonnier and the more than 300 officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Mrs. Vitale looks upon the memorial fund set up in honor of her husband as a way to show her gratitude and the family’s PROUD GRANDPARENTS: Kerri McKinnon, of Sauappreciation for the help and gus (center) is flanked by her grandparents, Pauline support she received soon after and William Stewart. Kerri is one of seven area stuher husband’s tragic death. dents – three of them from Saugus – honored last “We’re able to support vicSaturday at the Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship tim support organizations that Ceremony. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) helped us in 1985, like the National C.O.P.S. [Concerns of Police Survivors] and the N.E. Chapter C.O.P.S,” Mrs. Vitale said.
“Last year we gave out $35,000 to a young, critically injured U.S. Secret Service Officer to assist in his rehabilitation. We are making a big impact,” she said. Retired Saugus Police Lt. George Hart marvels at how the Vitale family have continued COURAGE IN THE FACE OF DANGER: Vitale Scholarto keep the memory of the fallship winner Isabelle Charbonnier talks with Les Vien officer alive for so long while “ARTORIUS”: The inscription on the metal tale and Eileen Vitale in front of the bronze sculpsculpture that honors fallen Saugus Po- ture of “Artorius” at Officer Harold L. Vitale Memolice Officer Harold L. Vitale. rial Park.


IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR: The Panetta family has close ties to Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Park. Sabrina Panetta, second from left, was one of seven students from area communities awarded a Vitale Fund Memorial Scholarship this year. Joining her last Saturday were her father, Mark; her brother Mark – a previous scholarship winner – and her mother, Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta.

THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS: Seven students from area communities received awards last Saturday at the Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Saugus. They include Sabrina Panetta, of Saugus, Pioneer School of Science in Saugus; Isabella Lopresti, of Saugus, Saugus High School; Chloe Gizzi, of Peabody, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; Samantha Verge, of Hamilton, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School; Isabelle Charbonnier, of Charlestown, Arlington Catholic High School; and Kerri McKinnon, of Saugus, Kents Hill School, Kent’s Hill, Maine. Missing from the photo is Gianni Hill, of Revere, who attended Revere High School. His parents accepted the award on his behalf.

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MAKING DAD PROUD: Saugus High School graduate Isabella Lopresti, left, with her father, Saugus Police Lt. Anthony Lopresti, last Saturday at Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Park in Saugus. Isabella is one of seven students from area communities who received a Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship this year.

A CONNECTION: Relatives of two families who lost a law enforcement officer in the line of duty gathered in front of the metal sculpture of “Artorius,” which honors the late Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale. Eileen Vitale, the widow of Officer Vitale, shares a moment with Isabelle Charbonnier, of Charlestown, one of seven scholarship recipients, and her father Boston Police Sgt. Michael Charbonnier. The Charbonniers are cousins of the late State Trooper Mark Charbonnier, who was killed in action in 1994.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Saugus High School graduate Isabella Lopresti, left, receives scholarship check from Bob Vitale at the Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards Ceremony last Saturday in Saugus.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Saugus resident Sabrina Panetta, left, receives a scholarship check from Bob Vitale at the Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards Ceremony last Saturday in Saugus.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Saugus resident Kerri McKinnon, left, receives scholarship check from Bob Vitale at the Vitale Memorial Fund Scholarship Awards Ceremony last Saturday in Saugus. Vitale is a brother of the late Harold L. Vitale, the Saugus police officer who was killed in the line of duty 32 years ago. This marked the 23 years in which scholarships have been presented to area students in memory of Officer Vitale.

DAUGHTER OF A PROUD SAUGUS COP: Saugus resident Kerri McKinnon, center, is flanked by her parents, Saugus Patrol Union President Officer Frank and Ellen McKinnon, during last Saturday’s scholarship awards ceremony at Harold L. Vitale Memorial Park.

helping to create awareness about some noble causes that help the families of other law enforcement officers who encountered similar experiences. “I’ve been the department liaison to the Vitale family basically since that night – and it was the worst night of my career,” recalled Hart, who was the commanding officer on duty at the station that night. He notified Mrs. Vitale at her home about her husband’s death. “Here was a tragic situation where an officer was killed in the line of duty. The amazing thing is how much positivity the Vitales have brought out of this through an astronomical amount of scholarships and donations to help the families of other police officers who were victims,” said Hart, who retired in 2002. “This is quite a legacy for Officer Vitale to have left unknowingly,” he said.

KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE: Eileen Vitale, the widow of the late Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale, says 23 years of awarding scholarships in honor of her husband gives her joy and helps her cope with the anniversary of his being killed in the line duty more than three decades ago.

The VITALE MEMORIAL FUND AT WORK: Les Vitale, of Peabody, a brother of the late Saugus officer and president of the Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, says the fund has generated $120,000 in scholarships and about $600,000 to help fund organizations that assist the families of officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. The fund was initially set up to help maintain Vitale Memorial Park in Saugus.

Editor’s Note: The Officer Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and was created in 1992 some seven years after Officer Vitale’s death. Officer Vitale was killed in the line of duty in the

early morning hours of June 18, 1985; while attempting to make an arrest, he was dragged over 1,000 feet to his death. Officer Vitale was 42 at the time and married to his wife, Eileen, and lived

in Ipswich with three children: Paul, Michelle and JacLyn. Officer Vitale’s badge #17 was retired upon his death. The Officer Vitale Memorial Park was constructed by the Town of Saugus in 1992 in

his honor. On Monday, August 7 at noon, the Memorial Fund will be hosting its annual Golf Tournament at Ipswich Country Club. (Information was submitted by Les Vi-

tale, President of Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. c/o Caputo & Co, CPA’s, 99 Conifer Hill Dr., Suite 202, Danvers, MA 01923 or visit on the web at

this is the way you have got to do it. Because, after all, that’s Vitale Pride. It’s what it is all about. And one simple thing that he did and instilled in all of us was my mother made Sunday dinner every Sunday, no matter who was coming. We were a big family. And then when folks get married, the family was extended, so it was not unusual to have a minimum of 15 to upwards of 25 people at the house on Sunday. And there was always enough food. But his big thing – and he was not the oldest and he was not the youngest and nobody appointed him the boss – if somebody didn’t come and they didn’t call my mother, he was the one who called us out, and he called it out right at the table or he would call it out the next week … and it was short and sweet. “Where were you last week?”

And then, you would tell him where you were. And he’d say, “Well, that’s not good enough. Why didn’t you call?”And then he would go one step further and say, “Mom worked all night, the night before. She got the meal ready all day, the day before. And the meal was on the table enough for you and everybody else. And the least you could do would be to call and say you are not coming.” And that became somewhat the tone or the theme inside the family. And, he just had that pride about what family was all about. I was younger. I never really thought much about it. How do you get like that? Did my father instill it in him? Did my mother? But, I think that being in the law enforcement business – and he was a military guy also – he understood respect and he took it really serious and maybe

more seriously than some people do. And that was his way of using a day-to-day life example – his way of saying basic things in life, they don’t get here by accident and cherish every moment. And he did an amazing job with that when he became a father and did the camping trips, showing the kids the greater outdoors and showing them how to respect it ... showing them how to be prepared for it ... showing them about getting ready, picking up and cleaning up. He just had that way about him, and he was the one we used to say hated school the most. But we often think that he might have hated school because he was bored with it, because, otherwise, he was so smart about so many things – about basic values in life. But he also was a crackerjack mechanic. He was certainly

unbelievable with a weapon – hunting weapons, bow and arrow, guns and rifle. He was totally knowledgeable about them. His knowledge was certainly about things mechanical and physical, which he loved to do, but he also understood politics. He understood life. He understood behavior. He worked with juveniles all of the time. Q: If he had lived, would he had been a lifer as a law enforcement officer? A: Yeah. He did that because he realized the benefits of a job like law enforcement might not pay the most while you are working it. Q: Would he have stayed a police officer or would he have gone on to become a commanding officer or even a police chief?

ASKS | from page 8 the kinds of stories you expect to hear and know and understand, because he was a policeman, and he was good at it. And it was great for me as a brother to develop pride, but the thing about pride that he brought to my family (and again, I was the youngest) – the thing about pride – we have this saying in my family we use all the time; we call it “Vitale Pride.” And we think about Vitale Pride. The name came from my brother Harold. And he would talk about it when he was younger and heard about some things in the family – somebody in the family should have been doing or shouldn’t have been doing – something to be proud of or something not to be proud of. And he would talk about: If you are going to be a Vitale, then


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ASKS | from page 14 A: He talked about that. We used to say, “Gee, you could take one of the sergeant’s exams.”But he would always say, “No, I don’t want that.” Q: He only wanted to be a cop. A: He always wanted to be a cop. He always wanted to be on the street. But you know, as time goes on, who knows? He was only 42 at the time, a 14-year veteran. You don’t know after 22 years whether he would have felt the same. We do not know. I do know that if he had taken on an administrator’s job, he would have tried to keep the connection to the guys on the street. A lot of the guys on the street and the officers who were administrators would tell us that he was a pain in the butt, driving you crazy with protocol and trying to buck the system. But he always believed that what he was doing was a better way – better crews, better safety, a better treatment of the fellow officers, better respect of the community. And even when it came to arresting a juvenile, the future of the city – there were a lot of kids that didn’t like him – but over time, there were a lot of kids over time, when they got older, came to us and said, “He was the guy when I was young and naïve; he got me out of trouble multiple times.”I was told, many, many times that he was old school. He drove kids home, knocked on the door, brought them into the parents and said, “Keep a closer eye on them. You’re lucky I brought him home. The next time, I might not, or the next time he might not make it home.” That was Harold. And that’s what made him unique. Q: So, after 23 years of handing out scholarships and helping the survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty or severely injured, do you feel you have surpassed the initial expectations of the memorial fund? A: Yes, absolutely, without question. Q: And looking ahead, long af-

ter you’re gone, have set things up so this will continue? A: It’s set up to a certain extent. We need the children and the cousins who are very involved to have a keen interest in it, and really give them some on-the-job training – that over the next decade – having them get involved in organizing the events, managing the foundation and managing the finances of it, fiscally responsibly. It should be easy to give out money, as they say, but it’s not – giving out money for the right reasons, for the right causes. We get a lot of requests all of the time. They’re difficult to turn down. But we have a very strong board and the board is getting older, and what we recognize now is we now need to bring on – it would be great to have family involved – but the one thing that makes our board great right now is they are not just family. There are outside people – friends of ours – that have different backgrounds: education, business, law enforcement. Q: Any recipients of past scholarships involved? A: Yes. Q: So, it’s been like a feeder system? A: Yes. It’s a feeder system and there is a lot of connectivity to it. This has all of the ingredients to have a succession plan and continue to last. And, I think the biggest challenge is we have done a really good job of raising money over a long period of time because of our network. The chal-

lenge, for the next generation if they take it over, is going to be who’s the person who is going to write them the check for this foundation for $5,000? And that’s not easy, because of the donors themselves, at some point, also get older, and then they stop donating. They sell the business off. Q: Your fund has been known around the country, right? A: Correct. Q: And you articulate this issue of families of police killed or wounded in the line of duty. Right? Like the Police Memorial banner you have bearing all the names of Massachusetts officers killed in the line of duty. A: Correct. The banner has been through multiple states. It’s been to Washington, D.C. It’s been on Capitol Hill. Q: Your group is the custodian of that banner, right? A: Yep. And we take pride in it. And, unfortunately, when we have to add another name, my brother Bobby and I kind of manage that banner. We manage the wall. Q: How many years have you been doing the banner? A: Actually, we did the banner in 1990, which was two years before this park was dedicated. We were going to Washington, D.C., to the National Police Ceremony services and we thought it would really be a cool idea – the two of us (his brother Bob and him) thought about it on the way down – if we could get a rolling banner with all of the names of the police victims, which is now


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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 23, 2017


By Mark Vogler


ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.

Jury Duty Denied -- Again Being able to participate as a juror in a courtroom trial has always been one of those elusive goals on my personal bucket list. I always believed it would be a fulfilling experience -- just once -- to sit there in the jury box, listening to witness testimony and reviewing other evidence before deliberating with other jurors in deciding someone’s guilt or innocence. I’m four for four now in failing to reach that goal. Of course, when your last name begins with a “V” and court officers are setting jury pools alphabetically, there’s little chance of getting impaneled. For instance, even though I showed up in the jury room at Lawrence District Court 15 minutes earlier than anyone else, I received a small paper sheet with Number 13 on it. The court clerk got as far as calling potential juror Number 12 before myself and five other potential jurors were told we were no long needed by the court. So, to my disappointment, it will be another three to five years before I receive another summons for jury service. And, there’s no reason to believe the outcome will be any different the next time I get called, based on past experience. Whether it’s appearing at the courthouse in Salem, Newburyport or Lawrence, I never get the chance answer questions from the judge or the prosecution and defense lawyers. But, I still have to get up early enough so I can meet the 8:30 a.m. deadline for orientation -- to watch a movie and to hear several short speeches on how I would be exercising one of the most fundamental responsibilities of citizenship. It’s the equivalent of sitting in a classroom for half a day while preparing for a quiz that the teacher is never going to give me. The irony is that most of the people I meet in jury selection sessions don’t seem thrilled with performing this civic duty the way I would be. They just don’t want to be asked Believe it or not, I had a much easier time finding a candidate who opposed the ballot questions in this week’s Special Election to be interview for our weekly question and answer feature The Advocate Asks than I did in finding a person who supported the new school building project and wouldn’t mind talking about. One of those people was School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith, who also chairs the School Building Committee. I invited her to sit down for a question and answer session several times. Given her background as the chair of two important committees having to deal with the new school, Jeannie would have been as a good a choice as any to fill questions about the new school. I guess I was wrong, because she didn’t even take the time to call back to give a formal “yes” or “no” Hopefully, she’ll be more accessible as a candidate if she decides to run for re-election for the School Committee. But I have no regrets interviewing first-term Town Meeting Member Jonathan M. McTague of Precinct 9. As a fairly recent graduate of Saugus High (2014), he was both knowledgeable about the spe-

cific building and academic deficiencies at Saugus High and articulate in talking about them. I drew some static from some quarters in doing a question and answer session with Town Meeting Member William S. Brown on why he opposed to the new High School project. He also was articulate in expressing his views, as unpopular as they may be. But, he represents an opinion that deserves to be heard. And that’s what democracy in an old New England town is all about. Exercising one’s rights to speak on the issues. Candidates’ views are welcome 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. Another local election campaign is creeping up. Nomination papers won’t be available at the Town Clerk’s Office until July 24. But we’ve already had two potential challengers surface in the selectmen’s race. 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. It should be interesting to see whether the overwhelming supporter by voters on the school building project will give incumbents on the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee a tide to ride right into the November general election. Stay tuned. Town Hall renovations coming The good news is that there’s $200,000 available from last year’s Town Meeting that can be spent this summer on sprucing up Town Hall. The bad news is that officials probably won’t get assessment of what needs to be done until contractors take a closer look at the outside of the building and determining what needs to be fixed. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree told selectmen Wednesday night that he would like to get some exterior work completed before the winter. The roof is in “good condition,” he said, other than a few pieces missing. Obviously, Crabtree is concerned about work that was neglected on the historic building which should have been done years ago. For instance, he noted that some of the old paint should have been stripped down to the wood instead of being left to paint over. Some of the facia boards need to be replaced, according to Crabtree. Historical happenings on Round Hill The Saugus Historical Commission has set out an informative pamphlet at Town Hall, reporting the progress of the Round Hill Historical site, which sets behind the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street. A formal dedication of the site is expected in September. The ceremony will include burial of the time capsule created during the 2015 anniversary celebration. The brochure describes Rund Hill as “Part of a highly significant Native American Cluster,” noting that Native Americans gathered stone from the ledge of jasper at the foot of Round Hill for tools. “As we near the realization of this collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, we look forward to a site where the general public will be able to visit, attend events and share in the proud history of Round Hill,” the brochure noted. “The area’s extensive history, culture and natural resources will be preserved for future generations. The results of this partnership will be an amazing picture of our past being created in-situ through

the preservation of the Round Hill Historic Site,” it continued. Anyone can become “A Friend of Round Hill by making a donation to the Saugus Historical Commission, ℅ Round Hill Project, 298 Central St,, Saugus, MA 01906, Teen TV Summer Workshop This just in from Michelle Madar, production manager at Saugus Community Television Inc. Stop-Motion Animation Workshop. “Did you hear the news?” Madar wrote in an email we received last week. “Saugus TV won an Award for a 2-minute Stop-Motion Animation Promo. Want to know how we did it? Here is your chance to find out how, AND to make one for yourself!” Saugus TV is offering a twoweek workshop for Grades 8-12 (2017 Grads welcome) where you will learn the major stopmotion techniques, the basics of editing the video with Final Cut X and a brief history of StopMotion. This workshop will meet Monday, July 10; Tuesday, July 11; Wednesday, July 12; Monday, July 17; Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. It is free to all Saugus Teens. “We will also be hosting a viewing party on Friday July 21 for friends and family to view the final production,”Madar said. Space is limited. So, register with Michelle Madar at by July 7. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been a year since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for The Advocate Asks interview of the week. Feel free to email me at

Aggregate Industries begins Reclamation Project at Saugus Quarry (Editor’s Note: This is a press re“We take our leadership as an lease issued by the company) environmental steward very seriously and are committed to exggregate Industries North- ploring ways to repurpose our east Region, Inc. of Saugus land as appropriate. We’re exannounced the start of a land cited about the opportunity to reclamation project to fill more transform the Aggregate Industhan 30 acres of its on-site rock tries Saugus Quarry and to bequarry Wednesday during an gin this reclamation project afopen house at the quarry. ter years of planning,” said Brad Aggregate Industries, a mem- Kohl, U.S. ACM Head of Northber of the LafargeHolcim fam- east and Great Lakes West Reily, will continue its current op- gions. “As the project moves forerations during the reclamation ward, we will continue working project, which will span over the closely with the Town of Saugus next 15 years. to consider potential uses for the


site, which could be an economic driver for the area.” Aggregate Industries worked closely with the Town of Saugus Town Manager’s Aggregate Post-Closure Committee for the past 10 years to develop plans and protocols for the reclamation project, and to develop a mutually beneficial reclamation plan. This partnership has also included reviewing potential end uses for the filled quarry. To achieve this milestone, Aggregate Industries also worked closely with and received ap-

provals from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Approvals and permits outline the specific fill materials that can be used throughout the process, including soils generated from both Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and non-MCP disposal sites, out-of-state soils, dredged material and blasted rock. Per MassDEP requirements,

any materials that arrive at the site must come from a known, tested source, with licensed site professionals overseeing both the generator’s soil and operations at the reclamation project. At the Saugus site, Aggregate Industries currently operates two asphalt plants, a readymix concrete plant, quarrying and crushing activities, maintenance and other related activities. These industrial operations at the site will remain in operation throughout the reclamation process.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 23, 2017

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Saugus Rotary to offer new scholarship T

he Saugus Rotary Club has recently announced, through President Dan Pranka, that they will be offering a scholarship that is new and unique to the Club and the Town. As many

ASKS | from page 15 A: The thing that I would share is that we’re only one organization that represents many, and I hope that maybe this is somehow an inspiration to other people to recognize the importance of it [the issue of law enforcement killed in the line of duty and helping their families] and do the same thing. As they say, it takes a village. You know, not any one person, so I hope that maybe that this could be an inspiration to stimulate the village and create the village because it truly takes a village to do that. And it would be great to see, because being a family member of law enforcement going through what we’ve been through, the one thing that I know is every day, what these guys on the job is – I have an appreciation that I think a lot of people don’t have, for how difficult the job is in today’s day and age, let alone 35 years ago. And, it’s extremely

they have termed a “Second Chance” scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a single parent who is looking to reenter the workforce after having

more difficult with body cameras and dashboard cameras and cellphones – split second decisions. And, you know, the old saying is – in the law enforcement first respondent profession – is the first instinct is to run toward danger. In the social world, the first instinct is to blame somebody. And I think that what we try to do with the message is – it’s really cool to raise money, it’s really cool to give out money – but the message was my brother was an honorable person who gave his life for what he did. He ran towards danger. It cost him his life. But I know there are other times in life that he ran toward danger and saved lives, and in some cases he wasn’t successful. But he lived with it in either case and took it home with him, in either case. And, I just think that something gets lost in the translation, because I sometimes think people believe that it could be fixed through better training or

what have you. Sure, it [training] pact on their lives for a long time. So, that’s a great thing, and it’s in could help, but at the end of the And that’s lasting and everlast- the name of law enforcement, day … a dark night at 2 a.m., like ing in his [Officer Vitale’s] name. which is very important. when he was killed – and within a split second, the driver of the vehicle decides to not hand over the license and the registration, but rolls up the window and captures his arm in the window and then does what he did, Excellent Working Conditions it’s just wrong. Q: Has the family ever heard from the person responsible for your brother’s death? Or re19 Centre St., Wakefield ceived an apology from him? A: Never. Never, and I guess we’re not surprised, for various Ask for Nancy reasons. But we never did. And we’ve moved on because we had to. And we have something - LEGAL NOTICE like this to carry on the spirit of COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS spreading the news. An apolTHE TRIAL COURT ogy could help and maybe it PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT would last a while, but the message we send, we send it every Essex Probate and Family Court year and it lasts a long time be45 Congress Street cause the people, like the seven Salem, MA 01970 families who were here today (978) 744-1020 – I know that today had an im-



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Obituary Beatrice C. (Couillard) Cronin f Saugus, June 17th. Loving wife of the late George C. Cronin, Jr. Beloved mother of Stephen Cronin & his wife Della of Stoneham, Neil Cronin & his wife Erin of VA, Kevin Cronin & his wife Jackie of NJ, Judith Diorio & her husband Steven of Westborough & Gary Cronin & his wife Lisa of CT. Cher-


ished daughter of the late Oscar Couillard & Estelle (Auger) Couillard. Dear sister to Robert Couillard of GA, Raymond Couillard of Saugus & the late Norman, Arthur, Roland Couillard & Jeanette Nelson. Beloved grandmother to Riley, Christopher, Samuel, Kelsey, Kara, Claire and Kaitlin. Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home on Thursday, June

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To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by: Stacey Gerardi of Saugus, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Stacey Gerardi of Saugus, MA and Doreen Dimartino of Revere, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 07/24/2017. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 19, 2017


THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 23, 2017

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Cogliano receives NEC Community Service Award


t is with great pleasure that Saugus High School recognizes Anthony Cogliano Sr. for the Northeast Conference (NEC) “Community Service” Award. Anthony, who is a graduate of Saugus High School (SHS), Class of 1984, has always been an advocate for the Saugus Public Schools and most notably Saugus Athletics. The Cogliano family has deep ties to SHS as Anthony’s wife,

Therese, is also an alumnus, as well as their three daughters (Cassandra, Gabriela and Sophia) and their youngest (Anthony Jr.), who is currently a sophomore at SHS. Mr. Cogliano has been highly active within in the Athletic Department every season since 2006, as all of his children played a sport at SHS. Whether it was cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball,

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softball or golf, he was involved in the SHS athletic program. In Saugus, there are no lights for night games. A few years ago the department rented lights for our first-ever night football game. Though this was a great event, the department simply could not afford the cost of the light towers. Hearing that this event would not happen again, Anthony donated the necessary funds for the lights to be an annual event. Not only does Anthony donate the funds every year, but he coordinates the entire job to make it possible to host night games in football and field hockey. These night games are the highlight of the season to many, and they would not be possible without him. Throughout the past few years, Anthony has also been volunteering as a member of Athletic Subcommittee. This committee, as part of the Saugus School Committee, helps with various components within the athletic department. Anthony was integral in helping increase academic standards, lowering user fees and helping develop new offerings within the department. Anthony has also volunteered several times over the past few years to sit on various interview panels for the hiring of new coaches. He is an intelligent man

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Michael J. Nelson presents the NEC Community Service Award to Anthony Cogliano.

who is able to articulate his opinion in a respectful and productive manner. Based on his knowledge of SHS sports and Saugus youth sports, he was always welcomed to be a part of the committee regardless of the sport. Much of what Cogliano does to benefit SHS is behind the scenes, and he often asks that his contributions be confidential; thus, his donations and his

time are unknown to the people in the Saugus community. To say Anthony Cogliano is a generous man and a man who is always willing to help the children in Saugus is an understatement. Cogliano clearly embodies the attributes of this prestigious award, and Saugus High School is very thankful and appreciative for all Anthony has done over the years.

Gun scare at Square One Police capture a 16-year-old Everett suspect after he eludes massive mall search By Mark E. Vogler


olice Chief Domenic J. DiMella said his department is concerned about how a 16-year-old Everett boy got his hands on a bolt-action rifle he allegedly took during a breakin at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Square One Mall in Saugus early Monday morning. DiMella said agents of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been investigating the situation to determine how the weapon was obtained and whether proper procedures were filed. “We will look at their report after they complete their investigation to see if there are any issues we need to address as to how he obtained the firearms,” the chief said in an interview this week. Meanwhile, the Everett teen arrested in connection with the crime has been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for today, according to Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications for the Essex District Attorney’s Of-

POINT OF ENTRY: Saugus Police say a 16-year-old Everett boy smashed this window in his burglary of Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Square One Mall in Saugus on Monday morning. His alleged theft of a rifle and ammunition touched off a shutdown of the mall for several hours and heightened security. Police later arrested the juvenile in Everett and later recovered the rifle and ammunition. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

fice. The youth, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arraigned in Lynn Juvenile Court earlier this week. He was charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for a Felony; with Wanton Destruction of Property Over $250; with Larceny of a Firearm; with Carrying a Firearm without a License; and with Possession of Ammunition without an

FID card. Saugus Police received a burglar alarm for Dick’s Sporting Goods at about 4:20 a.m. on Monday. An officer arrived quickly and observed a smashed window and evidence of a breakin. He soon observed a male suspect in possession of a long gun, Chief DiMella said.


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GUN | from page 18 The officer requested backup, and a mutual aid system was activated under the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), which sent a SWAT Team, a mobile communications vehicle A bolt action rifle and ammuniand several officers to assist. The tion recovered on Monday evening. (Saugus Police Department Courtesy Photo)

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NEMLEC Swat Team and Police K-9 units from across the region responded, but police couldn’t locate the suspect. After reviewing surveillance film later in the morning, investigators determined that the suspect escaped through a side door shortly after the first officer arrived. From reviewing the surveillance film, police identified the suspect and arrested him in Everett without incident at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Saugus police confirmed that the bolt-action rifle recovered in a wooded area near the mall early Monday evening was part of the store’s inventory. Police recovered other evidence connected to the break-in. No other firearms are believed to be missing from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Several local schools briefly sheltered in place out of an abundance of caution. The opening of the mall was delayed, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods didn’t open Monday. “This was a true team effort today to ensure everyone’s safety and security today … I am very pleased that the firearm has been recovered and that there is no longer any lingering danger from this incident to the community,” Chief DiMella said.


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Sandra Louise (DelGenio) Cogliano f Saugus, June 16th. Loving wife of Andrew Cogliano with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Nicholas and Chelsea Cogliano of Saugus. Cherished daughter of Ronald DelGenio of Saugus and the late E. Louise( Moore) DelGenio. Dear sister of David DelGenio and his wife Sandy of Wilmington, Shelly Newhouse and her husband Ralph of Wilmington & Sharon DelGenio of Saugus. She will be sadly missed by her cherished dog Bailey. Daughter-in-law of Andy & Carol Cogliano of Saugus, sister-in-law of Kathy & Richard Weishaar of Middleton, Anthony & Theresa Cogliano of Saugus & Scott Cogliano of Saugus. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles. Funeral held at Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 21 followed by a procession to Blessed Sacrament Church Saugus Funeral Mass. Interment Riverside Cemetery. For condolences

O 1. What is a silverfish besides a fish? 2. Vinton G. Cerf, born on June 23, 1943, is co-designer of the TCP/IP, which stands for what? 3. Who discovered how to determine an object’s volume by seeing his bathwater overflowing and yelled “Eureka!”? 4. Squash balls have colored dots denoting what? 5. The word sherbet derives from what language? 6. What did Scottish American Allan Pinkerton create? 7. On June 23, 1868, what patent was awarded? (Hint: later sold to E. Remington & Sons.) 8. What tribe was Crazy Horse Chief of? 9. Reportedly, what season is the busiest at movie theaters? 10. In the movie “Jezebel” what “scandalous” color was Bette Davis’s ball gown? 11. In 1971 who became the first fe-

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SAUGUS 1st AD Perfectly located 6 room Col offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, lvrm, dnrm, spac eat-in kitchen, walk-up attic, updated roof, windows, & heat, two car detached garage, level lot, loc Saugus Center .................................................................................................$419,900.

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!! ............................................................................................$739,900.

SAUGUS Three story building zoned business located just outside of Cliftondale Square. Building has been structural engineered to offer many possibilities, great visibility...............................................................$320,000.

SAUGUS Wonderful 8+ rm ranch offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace lvrm, master bedrm w/priv bath, 1st floor familyrm, hdwd, cen air, IG pool, updated roof, heat & kit, covered patio, 2 c gar............................................$485,000.

SAUGUS AFFORDABLE 4 room Bungalow, 1+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, lvrm/dnrm combination, wood flooring, deck w/views, many updates, great condo alternative!................................................................$239,900.

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SAUGUS 7 Room Colonial offers 2/3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spac lvrm, updated, eat-in kitchen, 1st flr laundry, 1st flr familyrm w/skylights, ct flr, 5 atrium doors to deck, large lot, side street.............................................$425,000.

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