at the MEG
Members of the Assembly of God Church, Saugus, MA
The Nativity Scene will be at the MEG Foundation lawn
tonight from 4:30 - 8 PM
The MEG Foundation cordially invites you to visit our
third annual Christmas Tree Festival at the MEG
building, 54-58 Essex Street, Saugus, MA.
On display are featured over 40 beautifully decorated
Christmas Trees full of gift certificates to local
restaurants, cash prizes, hair and beauty treatments,
homemade cakes, school supplies, art supplies with free
lessons, ice skating lessons, free day care options,
plants with cash prizes, homemade wreaths, toys and much
more, plus fully decorated Christmas trees with all the
Along with the decorated trees, Santa痴 helpers will be
passing out free hot cocoa, cookies and reindeer
treats!!! Santa will be making a first visit on December
Santa and his friends will return, along with a
Christmas Choir and a live Nativity Scene, on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday to delight both the young and
younger. Members of the Saugus Assembly of God are
sponsoring this production.
The event is free of charge and open to the public on
Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM; Thursday
December 5, 4:30 to 8:30; Friday, December 6, 4:30 to
8:30 and Saturday December 7, 4:30 to 8:30.
The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday night
and the lucky winners can bundle up
their trees and take them home!!!
This is our major fund raising event of the year which
helps us keep the building open for the Military
Families, Girl Scout Programs, Art Lessons for Young
Children, Saugus Middle School Band Concerts, Saugus
Rotary Art Shows, to name a few, and home of the Saugus
Chamber of Commerce.
MEG Foundation members extend their deepest appreciation
to the businesses, families, churches, neighbors, and
volunteers, along with Santa and all his helpers, who
have contributed so much to the success of our Festival.
For further information contact
Charlotte Line at 781-233-8278.
Started Avalanche of Debate
By Janice K. Jarosz
It seems that controversy
follows Saugus no matter what the issue and it wasn’t
any different back in 04. The Ambulance provider for the
town back in 04 wanted to donate an out of work
ambulance to the Emergency Management Department and the
Paul Penachio, Director of Emergency Management, had
plans to refit the 1997 truck with new equipment and
radios. The gift was publicized with a snapshot of two
men shaking hands – the ‘humble acceptance of a gift’
according to a newspaper report.
Talks with Cataldo Ambulance
Service, the town provider for the past five years, had
been going on for nearly two years about the donation of
a retired truck. Penachio nearly accepted the gift but
learned that all gifts must fist be accepted by the
On March 23, 2004, it was
thought to be a routine matter when Cataldo addressed
the board about the gift but Selectman Maureen Dever
stated that she had learned from the State Ethics
Commission that they needed to be contacted as Cataldo’s
contract would be up on July 1, 2004.
Town Counsel John Vasapolli
weighed in at the next meeting outlining the potential
issues surrounding the gift. He stated that a link
between the gift and the action must be shown and this
gift has been in the works for years and it’s Town
Manager who awards contracts not the Board of Selectmen
according to The Charter.
In a letter dated March 25,
2004, Cataldo accused Selectman Dever of consistently
working against his company because of a longstanding
relationship with Action Ambulance, his competition for
the town’ contract through her nursing profession. Dever
stated that she had no idea what Cataldo was talking
about as all calls for an ambulance go through 911. She
further stated that she was not part and parcel to who
they use and turned to the Ethics Commission because, as
an elected official, they are the ones to go to. "They
want us to accept this gift, yet their contract is
coming up July 1st. We should disclose that
we are aware of this situation and accept this and
Also in the letter Mr. Cataldo
recounted the version of events back to July of 1998
when his company first assumed 911 services to Saugus
and their attempts to acquire the vacant DAV site for
storing ambulances. He also told of more recent attempts
to acquire the site and continued to work to acquire the
property when Andrew Bisignani assumed his position as
town manager in 2002.
In December Bisignani put out
a bid for the DAV site, which was also tied to a
long-term contract to be the town’s ambulance provider.
At that time the property was appraised at $2,000 a
month and the amount, he said, was stated on the bid.
(NOTE: A check with the Tax Collector’s office recently
stated the monthly rental amount the Town receives is
Cataldo and Action both bid on
the site but Action’s bid arrived 15 minutes late
according to Bisignani, which Cataldo said he went by
the Purchasing Department’s requirements of having the
bid in by noon, January 5th. Action supplied
each selectman with copies of the bid which was for
Due to the controversy
surrounding the DAV site, Bisignani rejected all bids to
lease the property and referred the matter to Town
Meeting. Cataldo then accused Dever of pressuring others
to go for Actions bid. He stated that because of her
pressuring his bid now had to go before Town Meeting
Selectman Dever responded back
and stated that she had no relationship with any
ambulance company and that, as a selectman, had a duty
to review a $10,000 bid with a town financially strapped
– it would be irresponsible of me not to review the bid.
She further commented that the ambulance contract is up
for grabs July 1st for this town but she
stressed her responsibility to follow the Charter and
doing things properly.
Following the advice of the
Ethics Commission, and prior to accepting the gift,
board members filed disclosures with the town clerk,
acknowledging that the five-year contract was coming up
for renewal this summer. At the next meeting the board
accepted the gift unanimously.
Saugus Board of Selectmen Agenda
December 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Town Hall Auditorium
298 Central Street
1.) Call to order.
2.) Invited Guests: 0
3.) Approval of minutes: 0
1.) Rosaria’s, 190 Main St. re: request to extend hours
on New Year’s Eve.
2.) Hilltop re: follow-up on closure of restaurant.
3.) 2014 License Renewals.
Appointments: -Appointment as Sworn Weighers at
5.) Citizens Comment Period
6.) Continued Hearings:
-Adalberto Gimenes d/b/a Home Town Pizza, 23 Essex
Street for variance to waive the external grease trap
requirement under Article IV, section 21 of the Town of
Saugus Sewer Rules & Regulations.
(continued from: 10/22/13; 11/12/13; 11/26/13 & to the
call of the Chair.)
-Continued “Show Cause” Hearing on: Personal Chef Co,,
Inc., 124 Broadway -Property owner: Broadway Realty,
Concord MA To deny, revoke or suspend all licenses and
permits held for failure of the property owner and / or
tenant listed above to pay municipal taxes / fees owed
for more than 12 months. (from 11/26/13)
-Continued “Show Cause” Hearing on: Chapman Auto Body,
Inc. d/b/a Chapman Auto, 16 Rear Hamilton Street
-Property owner: SOR & S Realty Trust, 16 Hamilton St.;
Burger King Corporation, d/b/a Burger King, 720 Broadway
-Property owner: S One Realty Trust, Lynnfield MA; DP
Purveyors, Inc. d/b/a J & M Italian, 340 Central
St.-Property owner: J & M Chirichiello, 3026 Founders
Way; ZRC Operations Company d/b/a Qdoba Mexican Grill,
366 Broadway;-Property owner: Shops at Saugus, LLC, San
Antonio TX; Victor Grillo d/b/a Victor’s Italian
Cuisine, 1539 Broadway; -Property owner: Two Amici
Realty, LLC, Malden MA To deny, revoke or suspend all
licenses and permits held for failure of the property
owner and / or tenant listed above to pay municipal
taxes / fees owed for more than 12 months. (from
7.) Public Hearings: 0
8.) Town Manager’s Report
9.) Member’s Comment Period
10.) Citizen Comment Period
Saugus Establishes Record Free Cash
Town Manager Scott Crabtree is pleased to announce that
the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has
certified the Fiscal Year 2013 Free Cash amount for
Saugus at $2,063,605.
“This is the largest amount of free cash that has ever
been certified for the Town of Saugus,” states Crabtree.
“It is consistent with our recently adopted financial
management policies that the town seeks to meet the
strong recommendations of the Department of Revenue
Director of Local Accounts Gerald Perry, First Southwest
Senior Vice President Peter Frazier, the town’s
financial adviser, as well as the guideline of the
International City Manager’s Association (ICMA) that
free cash represent at least 3% of a town’s annual
budget.” Saugus has an annual budget of 80 million
dollars for FY2014.
Free cash consists of unanticipated revenues, account
balances and other miscellaneous receipts that were
obtained throughout the previous year. Crabtree pointed
out that nearly 51% of the two million was obtained from
higher than projected revenues in the form of permits,
excise taxes and other non-recurring economy driven
sources. “Saugus has benefitted from a modest uptick in
economic activity. Our residents appear to be purchasing
more new cars, our restaurant sales have increased and
more hotel/motel rooms have been occupied than was
Additionally spending reversions from various town
accounts reflect the conservative approach to spending
utilized by the various municipal departments. “Our
reliance on outside contractors to do work has
substantially decreased and that is now reflecting in
some of our line item balances such as building and
highway maintenance,” explains Crabtree.
Ultimately it is Crabtree’s goal to boost the Town’s
bond rating, something that cannot happen unless
sustained levels of yearly free cash become the rule,
rather than the exception for Saugus. Earlier this year
the town was reviewed and approved by the Municipal
Finance Oversight Board (MFOB) under the State Qualified
Bond Act which resulted in significant savings for the
town and the taxpayers.
Lastly Crabtree thanked the employees, the Board of
Selectmen, Finance Committee and Town Meeting for
accepting and working within the newly established
financial policies that made this possible. “The buy in
from those that control the Saugus purse strings will
result in a community that has a healthy and sound
financial outlook,” concludes Crabtree.
The MEG Christmas Tree Festival
Foundation is hosting the 3rd annual
Christmas Tree Festival beginning on Saturday, November
30; December 1, 5, 6, & 7. The Festival will be open
from 4:30 PM until 8 PM on all days
trees will be raffled off at the end of the Festival.
Refreshments, music, and other entertainment will be
available as well. Admission is free!
Downing Pretrial On for January 15, 2014
District Court set January 15, 2014 as a pre-trial
hearing for Michael Downing of
Saugus, Ma in an arraignment hearing this morning. Mr. Downing
appeared without counsel. Judge Ellen Flatly read
the charges and told Mr. Downing that he is not to post
anything in Social Media and not to go near Mr. Stephen
Charges stem from a posting on Mr. Downing's website
with unauthorized CORI information relating to Mr.
Horlick. Downing took it down at first, but then
stated he was already in trouble so he again posted it.
Another arraignment is
scheduled for December 15, 2013, for another person
allegedly responsible for providing the information.
Just a Few of our
Home Soldiers, 1865
New Selectmen Take Oath of Office
Selectmen Left to Right: Maureen
Dever, Ellen Faiella, Debra Panetta, Steve Castinetti
and Paul Allen
On November 6,
2013, Town Clerk Joanne Rappa administered the Oath of
Office to the newly elected Saugus Board of Selectmen.
Many family members and friends were on hand to witness
the swearing in.
Committee Sworn In
Left to Right: Corrine
Riley, Jeannie Meredith, and Wendy Reed were sworn in as
Saugus School Committee members. Missing from
photo were newly elected Vincent Serino and Arthur
Communications Commission Responds
From: Margo Domon-Davenport
Date: November 1, 2013 at 10:06:29 AM
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vice Chairman of Saugus Community TV Station contacted
the FCC inquiring about the legality of telecasting
“ballot questions” on the SCTS Cable station.
Ms. Davenport @fcc.gov responded:
Subject: your inquiry to the FCC
Thank you for contacting the FCC. I appreciate the
opportunity to respond. There is no FCC rule that
requires you to accept ads for “ballot questions” even
though you accept ads for political candidates.
Stentiford No Shows
On Wednesday, October 30,
2013, The Saugus Community TV Station Board of Directors
met. Present were Chairman Chris Peatridge, Vice
Chairman Jim Ravagno, Treasurer Janice Jarosz and
Director Tom Lucey. Absent due to illness was Secretary
Both former Operations Manager
Richard Garabedian and Creative Garden’s Host Chet
Stentiford were requested to attend; Mr. Stentiford with
regards to an outstanding bill and Mr. Garabedian to
review new information found.
Mr. Ravagno made a motion to
invite Mr. Stentiford to the next meeting as an
outstanding bill due SCTS has not been resolved. The
motion passed 5-0.
The Board expressed their
dismay that both guests were not in attendance but
continued the meeting according to the posted agenda.
Mr. Lucey began by stating
that Mr. Garabedian was repeatedly filming political
events for State Representative candidate Donald Wong
and offered examples.
Mr. Ravagno explained that
because of new accusations made by Richard Garabedian
and his attorney, along with Selectman Steve Castinetti
and Mr. Chet Stentiford, a closer look was taken and the
SCTV/SCTS computer with the chain of custody in the
hands of Richard Garabedian was sent to Evidox, a Legal
Centric Ediscovery company, of Boston, MA.
In the Saugus Public
Television Report Mr. Ravagno informed the Board that
there were many job postings and the response stated it
was from Richard Garabedian
File created 9/21/10 to
Video Editor/Producer Seekers:
Here’s my cover, resume and
Video Demo link. Please take a look and give me a call.
Depending upon your needs and requirements, my hourly
rates would be from $50-$100 per hour. FYI – I would
quote per project basis, if I had more information. For
my Video Demo go to
and search RG Demo Video. Thanks, and I appreciate the
opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you… Rich
There was a folder under the
user account Saugus Cable TV called Old Mess on the
Desktop. There were numerous folders and files in this
directory, one of them called Aggregate and with ads and
many pictures of work done at Logan Airport.
Also, located on the desktop
of the user account Saugus Cable TV is a folder called
“Donald Wong and SCTV” and located within this folder
are approximately 150 images of what appears to be an
individual campaigning for state representative. Here is
one sample of the images.
There was a Microsoft
PowerPoint Slide from Saugus Cable TV created in
8/19/09 showing explicit material not suited for public
viewing. Mr. Ravagno said that if something like this
was downloaded at the High School the teacher
would be terminated if such a charge proved true against
On another site there were ads
about "A Great Video Company" and services provided such
as Video Live Event Recording.
Ms. Jarosz presented
information concerning the American Express account. The
credit card was issued to Saugus Community TV, Richard
Garabedian. Ms. Jarosz requested the password and
username to go into the account to learn of what
equipment was purchased so as to complete an inventory
of equipment. Mr. Garabedian has not yet given the
password and the account has been closed. All bills were
being sent to a post office box, not to the mailing
address of the Cable Studio.
Ms. Jarosz sent a letter to
Saugusbank requesting copies of all checks for 2008,
2009 and 2010 in an effort to learn of the transactions.
In 2008, $20,379.47; 2009 29,013.41; and 2009 49,041.69
for a total of $98,434.57. In 2009 and 2010, Garabedian
filed the Annual Report with the Secretary of State’s
office listing himself as President, and Director and
signed the statements under the pains and penalties of
perjury. In reviewing checks written in 2009, Ms. Jarosz
discovered that $25,016.52 in American Express Checks
was sent as payment via online without any signatures.
Ms. Jarosz also presented a
copy of a check from SCTS to Saturday Fight Night
4/23/09 for $1,040.00;
7/16/09 SCTS Check # 1188 made out to Michael Downing
for Downin Town Tee’s $602.20;
9/30/09 American Express to Sign-a-Rama for
Downing Mugs $442.11. Garabedian used the nonprofit
status when purchasing the Mugs avoiding sales tax.
Mr. Peatridge read a letter
sent on January 2, 2113 to TJX Companies from Richard
Garabedian as Executive Director of Saugus Community
Television. As of August 1, 2012, Garabedian was
operations manager and continued until May 29, 2013 not
Mr. Peatridge expressed his
disappointment that Garabedian was using SCTV/SCTS
equipment and manpower to solicit private work. He
stated that since the new Agreement has been in effect,
the Board of Directors has been able to save over
$150,000.00 for the ratepayers of Saugus.
Ms. Jarosz thanked the Board
for all their hard work and dedication. " It’s been a
long and difficult time for all of us; Selectman
Castinetti has accused us of ignoring the First
Amendment; that the entire SCTS board resign and that
we should all be ashamed of how we have treated Mr.
Garabedian. The Board of Directors of Saugus Community
TV Station has withstood ridicule, insults, and
intimidation but I can’t find the words to properly
congratulate the Board for never losing sight of what is
right, honest and honorable – we all take our
responsibilities very seriously and live up to the oath
Mr. Ravagno suggested that
another registered letter be sent to Garabedian, his
attorney and Stentiford inviting them in to the next
meeting to give them an opportunity to explain the
various issues presented before further action regarding
possible violation of the 501c3 non profit status.
Serino, Panetta and
Horlick for Saugus
to Right: Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Mike
Serino, Selectmen Debra Panetta and Steve Horlick
Election Day is Nov. 5, 2013, and it is fast
approaching. Signs are popping up, candidates are out
shaking hands, and bumper stickers are being affixed to
It appears to be just another routine election period,
but is it? To the average voter there seems to be a
“separation of power” with candidates. My three choices,
Selectmen Michael Serino, Debra Panetta and Steve
Horlick represent one, united position while others are
still carrying the banner for our former town manager.
Serino, Panetta and Horlick together have served this
town for decades with never a hint of impropriety. They
have given of their time and energies into just about
every committee, commission or board in trying to make
Saugus a better place for all of us.
Many times they vote in unison on issues because all
three have the same passion for doing the right thing.
As we all know, doing the right thing is not always
easy. Each one of them places personal gain and prestige
on the back burner and chooses instead to vote for what
is in the best interest of the town and its people —
they have been chastised in public, been ridiculed and
accused of being puppets.
Despite the voices of a small group whose
narrow-mindedness is limited to self interest continue
to berate and attack, my three choices have withstood
the torrents of intimation with class.
Town Manager Scott Crabtree Announces Recent
Grant Application for Eight New Firefighters
Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree, in conjunction with
Fire Chief Don McQuaid, recently announced the Town is
seeking a federal grant to hire eight additional
firefighters in an effort to “improve and restore” fire
protection services in Saugus. The Town’s application
for a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) SAFER
grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency
Response) is pending at the federal level. SAFER grants
help to increase the number of “frontline firefighters”
in a community thus improving response time to
“The application for eight firefighters is needed to
ensure adequate staffing for the third fire apparatus
(Engine). This grant would supplement undermanned shifts
and allow the Essex Street Fire Station to remain open
with scheduled firefighters. The resident and taxpayer
will benefit from the SAFER grant by not overburdening
existing staff and by savings on overtime,” stated
Originally derived in 1974 from the Federal Fire
Prevention and Control Act the Safer grant program has
helped numerous local paid and volunteer fire
departments throughout the country. In short these
grants improve and enhance the ability of fire
departments to comply with staffing, response and
operational standards established by the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA).
“If awarded, this grant would provide an incredible
opportunity for Saugus residents with improved fire
safety and funding which would cover all eight
firefighters’ salaries and benefits for two years”
The Cows are
Though the collaborate effort of Saugus
Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division,
Detective Sean Moynihan (Juvenile), Detective John
Daigle (Crime analysis) and assistance of general
public. Both fiberglass cows which were reported stolen
have been recovered and returned to management. The cows
were recovered locally in Saugus. The department is
unable to release any more specific details or
investigative methods used. The department continues to
investigate the prior thefts and any release of
information my compromise ongoing investigation. No
criminal charges have been filed in connection with the
Lieutenant Ronald Giorgetti
'The Ship' Sails Again!!!
Pictured left to right:
Selectmen Steve Horlick and Debra Panetta, Building
Inspector Fred Varone, Ships Captain/Manager John
Shalpak, Saugus Chamber Chairman Denise Selden,
Selectmen Steve Castinetti and Julie Mitchell, Chamber
Director tony Speziale, State Rep Donald Wong, and
Chamber Director Bobbi Santisi.
Lynnfield, MA:: The Saugus
Chamber of Commerce gathered at The Ship and set sail on
a wonderful evening of friendship, fun and delicious
food. New Manager John Shalpak greeted Chamber
members and friends and cut the ribbon symbolizing the
grand re-opening of The Ship.
Seven New Police Cruisers!!!
Selectmen Steve Horlick, Mike Serino, Julie Mitchell,
and Debra Panetta; Town Manager Scott Crabtree and
Lt. Ronald Giorgetti, Saugus Police Department
All high tech, computerized, four
wheel drive cruisers ready for duty.
'Oh what a tangled
web we weave when first we practice to deceive.'
Sir Walter Scott
On November 7, 2007 a new Board of
Selectmen was sworn in: Selectmen Donald Wong, Stephen
Castinetti, Michael Kelleher, Stephen Horlick and Peter
At their first meeting Mr. Rossetti made a motion to
appoint Donald Wong as Chairman and Selectman Castinetti
seconded it. The Motion passed 5—0.
On November 11, 2007, the third meeting of the new
board, Chairman Donald Wong discussed the status of a
long time tradition of “Citizen’s Forum. He stated that
he wanted to place the issue on the next agenda.
Selectman Horlick stated that he had no problem with
Citizen’s Forum and thought that it should be left as it
was. “People have a right to come before the board with
issues,” he stated.
Selectman Peter Rossetti made a Motion to place the
issue of ‘Citizen’s Forum’ now to be listed under
Correspondence as of January 1, 2008. On a Roll Call
Vote: Rossetti YES: Castinetti YES: Wong YES: Horlick
NO. Motion passed 3-1. (Selectman Kelleher was not
At the next meeting Selectman Castinetti read a
statement about Citizen’s Forum and the reasons and
intent of why the selectmen were changing the process.
Selectman Horlick offered a Motion to restore Citizen’s
Forum but Selectman Castinetti stated that because
Selectman Horlick did not vote on the prevailing side he
could, therefore, not offer a Motion.
Selectman Horlick replied, “I am not asking for
reconsideration but it is an emotional issue and I do
not agree with eliminating ‘Citizen’s Form.’
Selectman Michael Kelleher offered a substitute Motion
to reconsider so as to keep Citizen’s Forum as it always
was and asked for a Roll Call vote. Motion to
reconsider: Castinetti NO; Horlick YES; Kelleher YES;
Rossetti NO; Wong NO. Kelleher’s Motion to restore
Citizen’s Forum failed 2-3.
Several citizens spoke in opposition to the elimination
of the Citizen Forum process including Mr. John
Truesdale, Roger Sacolotto, Maureen Dever, and Rick
Smith. Mr. Smith asked how citizens would now get on the
agenda to speak and Selectman Rossetti told him they
would have to contact their Clerk.
At this same meeting, Selectman Rossetti made a Motion
to appoint Michael Downing to the Cable PEG Access
Board, and it was seconded by Chairman Wong. Motion
At another Board of Selectmen’s meeting on December 18,
2008, Mr. Al DiNardo asked again if the board would
re-consider the policy regarding Citizen’s Forum.
Taken from the Board
of Selectmen’s Minutes 1, 22, 2008
On January 22, 1008, Ms. Janice Jarosz addressed the
Board and explained that she was collecting signatures
on a petition to request the Board to reinstate
Citizen’s Forum and said that many people asked why it
was changed. Selectman Rossetti said that in the past it
was not a productive way and felt that this way is more
Chairman Wong said the new way lets people know what the
Board will talk about and if they want to participate.
The Board is trying to streamline and said, “Like today,
the people from the trailer park came and the Board took
up their business.”
Ms. Jarosz stated, “That is the point. Those people were
not on the agenda; I went through the proper channels
and sent a letter to be on the agenda to ask Selectman
Kelleher about his Citizen’s Forum Article.”
Selectman Kelleher stated that Town Counsel was
reviewing it. Ms. Jarosz asked how the people would know
when the Board would review the issue. Selectman
Castinetti said that the vote stated: Review after three
months, then after six months.
Ms. Jarosz asked if there would be a public hearing.
Selectman Castinetti stated that it would be on the
agenda. Ms. Jarosz said that she will continue to get
signatures and letters and present them at that time.
Selectman Horlick said that earlier he had clarified
that the trailer park issue was emergency
correspondence. Mr. Truesdale asked to be allowed to
speak on the issue but Chairman Wong said he could not
speak on Ms. Jarosz’ correspondence.
TAKEN FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MINUTES APRIL 22,
Selectman Michael Kelleher asked if the Board would take
Correspondence #9 out of order. It was allowed.
Correspondence #9: Mr. Truesdale, 3 Apple Lane,
regarding Freedom of Speech.
Mr. John Truesdale, 3 Apple Lane, addressed the Board
and stated that the last time he was before them
regarding the Citizen’s Forum issue Chairman Wong said
he would take up the issue individually with board
members and he realized the mistake and saw two options.
One: Bring Citizen’s Forum back or, Two: Stay this way
but allow people to speak at the end of the meetings.
Selectman Steve Horlick agreed and looked to the Chair
to support this.
Selectman Horlick moved to re-instate Citizen’s Forum
back to what it was before it was removed and stated
that Town Meeting has too many issues and he does not
feel this belongs before them. Selectman Kelleher,
speaking on the Motion, said the issue was in the Town
Selectman Rossetti said the vote to send it to Town
Meeting was a unanimous vote by Board members. Selectman
Castinetti said that the Board received a package after
the change with a sticky note stating they liked the
format and he further stated that those in favor of the
change were not as vocal as those opposed and that he
had had positive feedback.
Selectman Kelleher counted and said, “With all due
respect, there is nothing negative when people are
allowed to speak and would prefer that the Board vote
unified. Selectman Castinetti asked Mr. Truesdale if he
got on the agenda without issue. Mr. Truesdale said he
did but then gave an example of a person who had to wait
until the next meeting. He also said that he thought
Chairman Wong was pushed into this.
Chairman Wong said he thought of the Citizen’s Forum
issue as a business decision and said the person could
have called a selectman to bring up his issue. Selectman
Kelleher said that there was a motion on the table and
seconded the motion to move the question. Selectman
Castinetti, speaking on the Motion, said they voted at
the last meeting to send it to the floor of Town Meeting
and he cannot support the Motion.
Selectman Kelleher said he was not at the meeting when
it was originally voted and he has always supported
Citizen’s Forum and asked that they restore it and again
moved the question.
Selectman Horlick said the reason the Article was sent
to Town Meeting was that they tried three times to
Ms. Janice Jarosz was present and requested to speak and
the Chairman allowed it. Ms. Jarosz said that he was
breaking his own rule and said also that the Chairman
did not allow Mr. Truesdale to speak on her
correspondence and stated that she thought it was
Chairman Wong stated
that he would take this under advisement. Selectman
Horlick requested a Roll Call Vote: Selectman Castinetti
NO: Selectman Horlick YES: Selectman Kelleher YES;
Selectman Rossetti NO; Chairman Wong NO. The Motion to
reinstate Citizen’s Forum failed 2-3.
On May 13, 2008 Chairman Donald Wong read a statement
regarding Citizen’s Forum requesting that the original
format of Citizen’s Forum be reinstated. Selectman
Rossetti moved to reinstate the original format of
Citizen’s Forum. The Motion passed 5-0.
Rotary Club Arts Festival Awards
President of the Saugus
Rotary Club Rob Sipple looks on while former President
Brent Bass announced the awards at the October Rotary
Arts Festival. Three professional judges reviewed all
the entries and placed the entries into several
different categories. Attorney Bass served as
Master of Ceremonies and expressed the appreciation of
the Rotary Club members to the exceptionally talented
artists who submitted their works and to those who
attended the 41st Arts Festival event. A special
thanks also to Kelly's Roast Beef and Kowloon for
providing a very special collation.
Professional Artist 2nd
Professional Artist 3rd
Professional Photo 1st
Mary Ellen Stone
Professional Photo 2nd
Professional Photo 3rd
Mary Ellen Stone
Amateur Artist 1st
Amateur Artist 2nd
Amateur Artist 3rd
Mary Ann Cimino
Amateur Artist Honoree
Amateur Photo lst
Anne Ryder Wilson
Amateur Photo 2nd
Amateur Photo 3rd
Amateur Photo Honoree
Senior Honoree Majorie Tabon
Ms. Janice White of Saugus, MA won the Best in Show
award for 'View of Charles St, Boston, MA
MEG Foundation Director Lee Dyment
Honorable Mention: Marjorie Tabon
Autumn Pallet - Sandy Kirby
Twelve Bars to the
On September 27, 2013, a free guitar
workshop/jam session was held at the MEG Building.
Free acoustic guitar lessons were provided teaching the
fundamentals of 12-bar blues. The class was led by
Alexander Knutson. The workshop was co-sponsored
by Attorney Ron Surabian, of Elder Law Center of Saugus,
Saugusbank and the MEG Foundation.
Because of its
popularity, other classes are being scheduled in the
very near future. For more information or to make
reservations for the next class call Ron Surabian, at
to Save Money
ROLLS OUT NEW WEBSITE DESIGN & MAKES PROGRAMMING
Saugus Cable TV Station (SCTS) is pleased to announce
the launch of a new look to our website,
Beginning Friday, October 11th, 2013, SCTS rolls out a
new look that is designed to have more visual appeal
when trying to find programs, links, forms and program
schedules, while keeping a streamlined user experience.
You will now be able to find the most recent meetings,
events and shows easier than ever before.
When you visit the web site on Friday, October 11th, not
only will you notice the new look, but you will also
find an edited version of Founders Day 2013. This is the
first time since the LIVE airing that this footage has
been available to the public and it is now available for
you to watch right on our site!
Since many people use YouTube to watch their favorite
videos, SCTS is making its programming available this
way to accommodate viewers who wish to watch our
programming on demand. All future programs will be
available on YouTube, as well as
and SCTS Saugus TV Channels 8, 9, and 22.
The site is also more social media friendly, allowing
you to share SCTS posts with others through Facebook and
The new website and distribution of our programming via
online sources will allow us to serve our viewers and
area residents more effectively than ever before.
If you would like more information about this topic,
please call Bryan Nadeau at 781-231-2883 or email Bryan
PUMPKINS AND PIES
In conjunction with the Pumpkin Patch, the First
Congregational Church of Saugus will hold a Pie Social 4
to 8pm this Friday, October 11 and 2 to 6pm this
Saturday, October 12. A slice of pie, a hot or cold
drink and a chance to socialize makes for a “pie
The ongoing Pumpkin Patch will be getting a new shipment
of pumpkins this Saturday at 9am. 2,000 to 3,000
pumpkins are displayed on the church lawn. There are
some beauties of all sizes, perfect for display or
carving. The church welcomes anyone who’d like to help
unload the truck or staff the Pumpkin Patch during
October. The Pumpkin Patch will be open through
The Long and the Short of It
On September 23, 2013, Governor Patrick signed
legislation that will put the question of Saugus
changing to a staggered election process for Selectmen
and School Committee instead of electing all seats at
once. Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted in favor of the
proposal to change the election process in this way. In
spite of a 36-3 vote, Town Moderator Bob Long is now
speaking against this measure. Moderator Long wants
Saugus to remain the only Town in Massachusetts without
It appears that Mr. Long is also siding with the
"Concerned Citizens" group that is now targeting three
sitting Selectmen. It's too bad that Bob Long is more
concerned with an election process that is based on the
concept of "throwing (what he perceives to be) the bums
out" rather than one that would prevent the bums from
getting elected in the first place.
It seems Moderator Long has no problem using his
position to undermine the majority will of Town Meeting,
the same Town Meeting that elects him.
Last Spring he made it a point to travel to Beacon Hill
to oppose a measure adopted by a 2/3 majority of Town
Meeting to amend the Town Charter to allow the Selectmen
to extend a sitting Town Manager's contract by a
majority vote. He made sure he let the House of
Representatives know he was the Moderator. Moderator
Long lost that battle.
If that wasn't enough, this past August he penned his
own letter (see below), again as Moderator, to thwart
the majority action of Town Meeting to regulate his
behavior as Moderator. Fortunately the Attorney General
did not listen to him and now Bob Long the Moderator
must abide by the law that Town Meeting passed trying to
get him to stop using his position to influence measures
before and after they are voted by Town Meeting.
Maybe Town Meeting will wake up this November and
consider electing a Moderator that will assist in
carrying out the will of the majority rather than
seeking to undermine it to suit his own personal agenda.
Is that too much to ask of a Moderator?
Office of the Attorney General
Attn: Margaret Hurley, Director of Division
10 Mechanics Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
Dear Ms. Hurley:
I have been advised to write to you to express my
concerns regarding the passage of Article 19 on the 2013
Saugus Annual Town Meeting Warrant that was adjourned
"Sine Die" on June 10, 2013. The amended article, as
voted, seeks to expand Section 212.00 "Duty of the
Moderator" in the Saugus By-Laws.
As you probably know, the Town of Saugus form of
government was created by a special act of the
Commonwealth for a Town Meeting composed of 50 elected
members with 5 elected members from each of the 10
precincts. Thus, making it the smallest representative
town meeting in Massachusetts.
The town charter specifies that one of the town meeting
members be elected to serve as moderator for all town
meetings for a term of two years.
As the current, and
town moderator for the past eighteen years, and as an
elected town meeting member from Precinct 9, I have
concerns about some of the duties listed in Article 19.
I believe that some requirements of the article could
restrict my role as an elected town meeting member
thereby potentially reducing the representation of my
precinct in comparison to the other nine precincts. And,
the enforcement provision, leaves the moderator exposed
to an ambiguous and unfair process.
Those of particular
concern are as follows:
ARTICLE 19 - Submitted by Al DiNardo
To see if the Saugus Town meeting will vote to amend
Section 212.00 of the
Bylaws of the Town of Saugus refer red to as “Duty of
Moderator” that currently includes #1 on
the list below and adding duties 2-8
(Note: Mr. Long objected to five out of the nine
212.00 Duty of Moderator
1.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to request all
persons not Town Meeting members to retire from such
portion of the hall as may be designated by the
Moderator to be occupied by Town meeting members during
transaction of all Town business.
2.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to read all
articles and announce all votes without offering
interpretive statements, judgments or commentary.
Town Moderator Robert
Long's Response in letter to AG
2) If the
moderator reads all articles and announces all votes, as
inflection in the voice, a cough, tiredness due to
lateness of the night or a question from a town meeting
member are among the many things could result in a
3.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to ensure that
members of Town Meeting will not be referred to by their
names, unless being recognized by the Moderator.
4.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to read and
explain the purpose of the code of ethics for Town
Meeting Members at the beginning of the first Town
meeting following a town election in the beginning of
each Annual Town Meeting.
5.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to refrain
from providing subjective interpretation, judgment, or
commentary on any articles prior to and during the
consideration by the Town Meeting.
Moderator Robert Long's Response in letter to AG
moderating a town meeting I refrain from comments on
articles. However, every moderator from time to time is
asked to clarify what is being voted on or what will be
the effect if an article is passed or not. Again, a
chance for a complaint.
6.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator to assist in
bringing the annual budget before the Town Meeting
within the time frames specified in the Town Charter\.
Moderator Robert Long's Response in letter to AG
requirement is in conflict with the Town Charter. It is
the responsibility of the Board of Selectmen and the
Finance Committee to bring the annual budget to town
meeting within the time frames specified in the Charter.
7.) In the event that the Moderator wishes to
participate in the discussion and vote on an article it
shall be his duty to announce prior to any deliberations
that he will be participating, relinquished the gavel to
a designee from the Town Meeting, and remain in the body
until all action on the article is completed. If said
article is tabled the Moderator may resume his position
until such time as said article is taken from the table.
8.) It shall be the duty of the Moderator that when
filling vacancies on the Finance Committee the Moderator
will use a public process, such as the Town’s web site
or other suitable means to solicit qualified applicants
from the community.
Moderator Robert Long's Response to AG
to the Town Charter the moderator appoints the Finance
Committee members and it is left to the discretion of
the moderator as how he or she goes about locating
prospective candidates. This change attempts to put in
place a process on how or who the appointees will be.
9.) We expect that the Moderator will not seek to
influence or participate in the deliberations of the
Finance Committee unless he plans to relinquish the
gavel when the matter comes before Town Meeting.
Town Moderator Robert Long's Response
9) This new duty of the moderator
assumes that the Finance Committee bends to what it
perceives to be the will or wishes of the moderator. If
we make that assumption then we can assume that all
appointed boards and commissions take their direction
from appointing authority. This would include Planning
Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, Finance
Committee etc. What this really does is deny a town
meeting member/moderator the opportunity to answer or
ask any question whatsoever. This also restricts an
elected official's right to speak making that person a
lesser representative than the forty nine members.
The enforcement section sets a yearly appointed
official, town counsel, up as the lone judge and jury as
to whether a complaint filed by any Saugus citizen is a
violation subjecting an elected official to monetary
fines. There is no hearing process and no appeal process
incorporated into the article. This has potential for
creating punitive situations that would cause a negative
impact on town government as well as denying a due
process for the
Mr. Long ended his letter with the
Should you have any questions regarding this letter I
can be reached at my home address, telephone
1-781-233-4213, E-mail email@example.com or 26
Bennett Ave Saugus Ma 01906.
Thank you for your attention and consideration in this
Town Meeting Member Precinct 9
Saugus Town Moderator
CC: Nicole Caprioli, Assistant Attorney General
NOVEMBER 5, 2013 TOWN
ELECTION TOWN OF SAUGUS BOARD OF SELECTMAN CANDIDATES
STEPHEN M. HORLICK -
6 BACON DR.
STEPHEN L. -
CASTINETTI 3 LAURA LEE CIR.
GARY A. SUND -
846 BROADWAY LT 42
JOSHUA JAKE -
GREENSTEIN 8 JENNIFER DR.
PAUL H. ALLAN-
80 WINTER ST.
JULIE ANN MITCHELL - 80 CLEVELAND AVE.
DEBRA C. PANETTA -
1 BELLEVUE ST.
MICHAEL J. SERINO -
54 GATES RD.
MAUREEN P. DEVER -
3 ATHERTON ST.
ELLEN L. FAIELLA -
4 MCLEAN RD.
NICHOLAS V. MELANCHOOK
44 BOULDER RD
WILLIAM B. STEWART 12
STANLEY T. KING 21
TOWN OF SAUGUS
SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATES
VINCENT A. SERINO 15 FOSTER ST.
ARTHUR GRABOWSKI 66 DENVER ST.
WENDY L. REED 403 LINCOLN AVE.
CORINNE R. RILEY 7 OCEANVIEW AVE.
CHRISTOPHER C. AVERSA 60 SUMMER ST.
S. MALONE 21 MYRTLE ST.
JEANETTE E. MEREDITH 15 DALE ST.
Celebrates Rosaria Opening
Proprietor Mr. Joseph Pace makes the
'perfect cut' announcing the formal opening of his soon
to be famous Rosaria Restaurant. Town officials on
hand to share in the celebration were Selectmen Debra
Panetta, Steve Horlick and Steve Castinetti. A
reception followed the ribbon cutting.
Saugus Chamber members John Smolinsky,
Joseph Pace, John Vasapolli and Denise Selden
Coalition Announces Grant Award
Pictured left to right Dawn Gaffney MEG President
Janice Jarosz and Margo Paquette. Back Row
Jeannie Meredith, and Rachelle Lever.
Members of Saugus Anti-Drug Coalition extended
their deepest appreciation to all of those who voted in
the recent State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program.
The organization won $25,000.00 and the MEG Foundation
served as temporary depository. On September 25,
2013, The check was turned over to the Anti Drug
officials. Ms. Gaffney explained that the group is
hoping to meet with school officials and start an
educational program for grades 4-8.
Saugus Anti Drug Coalition
Saugus Anti Drug
Coalition is a proactive movement
dedicated to breaking the silence,
presenting hope and educating families
in the Saugus community who are
struggling with addiction.
Saugus Anti Drug
Coalition is a proactive movement
dedicated to breaking the silence,
presenting hope and educating families
in the Saugus community who are
struggling with addiction. Our goal is
to change the perception of addiction
while informing and educating our
children through a comprehensive K-12
Let There Be Lights!!!!!
On behalf of the Saugus High
School Athletic Department I want to thank the following
people/companies for their generous support to the
student-athletes at SHS. This past weekend the
student-athletes at Saugus High School were able to play
a home game under the lights at Stackpole Field. This
historic event could not have happened if the lights
were not donated. The games were a great experience for
the football and field hockey teams and something they
will always remember. This weekend at Stackpole was a
true community atmosphere so thank you again for all of
I would like to give a special "Thank You" to Anthony
Cogliano (SHS Class of 1984) for orchestrating this
event and being the focal person in getting the lights
donated. The following also deserve a special
thanks: Gennarro Anguillo of G/J Towing
Steve Agganis of Agganis Construction Paul Penachio of
Saugus Emergency Management Chris Coviello (SHS Girls
Varsity Soccer Coach) Bill Cross of the Saugus Fire
Department and SHS Football Booster Club.
Michael J. Nelson, Assistant
Principal/Athletic Director, Saugus High School 781 231
5027 x. 1112
Tom Falasca won the $175.00 Split the Pot shown with
Saugus fans: Anthony Cogliano, Darren McCullough
and Mike Cross
J. Belmonte Middle School
Re-dedicated September 14, 2013 10 AM- 12 PM
Police Officer Augustine J. Belmonte
Saugus Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Sunday, February 16, 1969
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Not
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: February 16, 1969
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: One shot and killed
Officer Augustine J. Belmonte
was shot and killed and another officer was
seriously wounded in a gun battle with three
armed robbery suspects.
Police received a tip that the Red Coach Grill
on Route 1 was going to be robbed. A gun battle
resulted when the robbers ran out the back door
and found five officers waiting. One suspect was
shot and killed and the other two were taken
One suspect was found guilty of first degree
murder and sentenced to life October 10, 1969.
The other suspect was acquitted.
Officer Belmonte had served with the Saugus
Police Department for eight years. He is
survived by his wife and two sons.
Reflections for Police Officer Augustine J.
I remember when my dad took
me and my sister into our bedroom, sat us down,
and told us Gus had died. We were only 6 and 7,
and it was our first personal death. Gus always
stopped by at Central Elementary, and we kids
raced to him when he showed up.
All these years later, we
still talk about him with love, and grieve his
Diane Howard Childhood
-friend- July 20, 2013
So many years have passed
but we will never forget Gus Belmonte. We would
wait for officer Belmonte to make his rounds at
the junior high school on Central Street. After
he had checked all of the doors and made his
rounds he would stop and chat with all the kids
on the playground. He was a real friend and so
kind. When we heard the news that fateful day
our hearts were broken. Who could ever
understand how or why this could happen to Gus
Marie Loiselle Friend May
I met your son Peter in, of
all places, Potosi, Missouri. You and I have
never met, but this week-end in Potosi I felt a
connection with you and so many other fallen
We were at a retreat for
adult children of fallen police officers put on
by COPS. Peter and I hit it off from the start
as we were both young when our Dad's died in the
line of duty. It was also our first ever retreat
with COPS and it sure was moving and up-lifting.
Pete and I talked of our
Dads and how things might have been and how they
are now. I think our lives have changed for the
better after sharing our stories of our Dads and
It was just so good to meet
Pete as our stories are so alike. We were both
so young, had brothers, and a real young Mom.
Gus, if you haven't
already, look up my Dad and you two share some
stories of how it was back in the day. I know
you know where to look to find his name. Officer
Down Memorial Page.
I just met Pete and he
seems to have it together. Please continue to
aid us, from above, in times of stress as we go
forth in our lives.
Adult son of a fallen
officer. EOW 2/11/57 July 1, 2012
I was once arrested by this
great hero of a man. And learned to love him as
a person, hero and mentor. We used to have long
talks for hours when he was on an overtime
security 3rd shift detail. I hated going home,
my folks knew where I was so as long as I was
with Gus Belmonte I could stay out. He pushed me
into finishing high school so I graduated Saugus
High 6/9/69. The world lost many great hero's in
the 1960s EVER THINE
John J Novicki
March 11, 2012
All the kids who hung
around the old high school grounds on Central
Street in 1960 will never forget Gus and how
good he was to us all. They don't come any
better than that kind, brave man.
Rich Loiselle A kid on the
beat January 21, 2012
Your heroism and service is
honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your
death. Your memory lives and you continue to
inspire. Thank you for your service. My
cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police
officer murdered in the line of duty on April
24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police
Rest In Peace.
Phyllis Loya mother of
fallen officer Larry Lasater February 18, 2010
Augustine was my
grandfather. I never got to meet him, but I am
so proud of his service. I feel his presence in
my life, as I am graduating nursing school and
getting ready for my wedding. I wish that he was
here to share these and many other memories our
family has made since his passing, but I know
that he is with us all when we need him most.
Please keep him in your prayers, and remember
his dedication to serve the people in his
Granddaughter October 29, 2009
Gus was the best. I can
remember so many times he would stop and talk to
us kids while he was in his patrol car. Always
with a smile on his face yet reprimand us if
needed. Many of the kids have passed on now
because of bad decisions. I believe if Gus had
been around many would still be here today. Its
been along time but we will forever love and
respect him and will never forget him. A
dedicated cop, a loving husband and father and a
true friend. We miss you!
Dan & Judie Condon Forever
our Friend July 31, 2008
Officer Belmonte, yesterday
marked the 39th anniversary of your tragic
murder. This being Massachusetts, we can only
hope that your killer received the sentence he
deserved under Mass. guidelines. You gave your
all in an attempt to catch the bad guy and you
are a hero.
God Bless and may you
continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.
Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr. Harvard
University Police Dept. February 17, 2008
On today, the 39th
anniversary of your murder, I would just like to
say thank you for your service and sacrifice for
the citizens of Saugus. And to your family and
loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest
Anonymous February 16, 2008
YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY
AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE,
February 10, 2008
Rest in peace, Sir! You
will never be forgotten.
Police Officer January 27,
I miss him so much I wasn't
born but i still miss him not a police officer
April 28, 2007
I will always remember
"Gus" Belmonte. Growing up in Saugus back in the
early 60's, Gus was the "beat cop" in
Cliftondale Square. We had a standard running
joke - "What's a penny made from - (my answer)
"Dirty Copper". I was young, but will never
forget that fateful day at the Red Coach Grille
- People do remember!
no rank - M. E. (Green)
Tibbetts former Saugus resident
October 15, 2005
Saugus Honors Two Saugonians
Stephen Carlson and Margie Berkowitch
Persons of the Year 2013,
Pictures of a Few of the Booths and
Founder's Day September 7, 2013
Saugus Anti Drug Coalition Table
Arlene Decareau, Joe Favuzza, Sean
Maltais, and Gene Decareau celebrating Founder's Day
Even a bearded Dragon enjoyed the
day and the attention of little hands
Friends of Founders Day
Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem,
Anti Drug Coalition
members Nichole Camden, Dawn Gaffney, and Jeanette
Saugus Knights of Columbus Table
The Boys of Saugus
Booster Club President Harry Mazman
Saugus Military Families
Phyllis Nigro and Friends
Rotary Club Members Kathy
Cuccinelli, Kang Yu, Brent Bass, Dave Fama, and Ken
Back Row Al Santosuosso,
Saugus High School Class of 2014
The Causeway Bandits
Saugus Voter Registration Table
with Diane Blengs
The Fashion Police, along with a Joan Rivers look
alike, (Florence Chandler) approved the matching
outfits of Town Manager Scott Crabtree and Town
Moderator Bob Long. Bob is checking
out the shade of peach on Scott's shirt. The models are
featuring both styles of shirts, the button down or
jersey pull over in the colors of the fall. (They
are both good sports.)
Carmine Moschella presents the
2013 Person of Year Award to Stephen Carlson
Open Letter to
the Saugus Board of Selectmen From Saugus
Community Television Station Board of Directors
Dear Members of the Board of Selectmen:
On August 1, 2012, we accepted the
appointments of the Board of Selectmen to become Board
Members of Saugus Cable Television Station. This Board
of Selectmen stated you needed our assistance getting
the Saugus television station back on track and
stabilized, both managerially and financially. Each
appointed member volunteered out of a sense of good
citizenship and civic duty.
In the months that followed our Board
delved into all aspects of SCTS, past and present
management, finances, inventory control, programming and
citizen outreach. The Board was methodical; taking the
required time to ensure each line item was thoroughly
researched and documented where documentation existed.
Quickly problems were uncovered requiring more in-depth
discovery. The Boards findings were corroborated by
legal counsel and auditor.
The SCTS Board of Directors was mandated
to act. Business processes were learned and station
personnel were changed in order to put the station on a
fiscal and managerial track for success. These changes
were instituted during televised public forums. The
Board fully realized some people may disagree with these
decisions, however, all Board actions were taken in good
faith to protect the interests of the Town as well as
Saugus Cable Television Station.
The SCTS Board could never imagine that
our willingness to perform our sworn charge to fix the
habitual issues plaguing Saugus public television would
result in vile personal attacks from a member of the
Board of Selectmen. The content, tone and consistency of
these attacks from Mr. Castinetti exceed all bounds of
propriety. We iterate, the SCTS Board of Directors
consists of duly appointed volunteers who, week-to-week,
has succeeded in positively impacting the stability of
the station. We demand these assaults cease!
For example, Mr. Castinetti was quoted in
a 10 June 2013 Daily Item story referring to our Board
as “a disgrace to this town" and further stating that
“they shouldn’t be able to look anyone in this town in
the eye again." This unprovoked rhetoric is unseemly,
inappropriate and unwarranted. Furthermore, the
unfounded and false allegations by Mr. Castinetti
regarding any retaliatory motive for the discharge of
Mr. Garabedian, also cited in that article, are
defamatory and should be retracted.
Again false is the allegation reported in
a 12 June 2013 Wicked Local article (reiterated in a 26
June 2013 article in the same publication) that this
Board has in any way acted to subvert open and
transparent governance by taking the videotape of our 29
May 2013 meeting. The videotape in question that the
Chairman took from the camera man was handed over
immediately to Board member Mr. Ravagno for the purpose
of making a copy in its entirety due to his expertise
and availability of equipment to make a copy the next
day. The tape was dropped off at the station by Mr.
Ravagno the very next day so Mr. Froilan, the
programming manager, was able to put that on SCTS the
following day, which was Friday. This tape was aired in
its entirety within two (2) days. This was done to
protect its content from self-serving editing which I’m
sure Mr. Castinetti remembers well. This true uncut film
highlights the outrageous, menacing and decidedly
threatening behavior of Castinetti and his group.
Even more disconcerting is Mr.
Castinetti’s reference to our open and transparent
actions regarding personnel changes as a “disgusting
display and abuse of power." It is apparent that Mr.
Castinetti has personal issues with all decisions of the
SCTS Board, for some unexplained reason he has
overlooked the truth and the facts for the action that
the SCTS Board has taken. He is entitled to his personal
opinion however, to frame that personnel issue as an
“abuse of power” is patently wrong. Could it be that Mr.
Castinetti and his cadre of “naysayers” are upset
because of their loss of control of SCTS ?
For towns to succeed, citizens must be
willing to step forward and volunteer their time and
their talent in the same spirit we, the below signed,
have done. Saugus will not, and should not, succeed if
public officials are allowed to engage in harmful,
intemperate and offensive attacks on those, like the
members of the Saugus Cable Television Station Board of
Directors, who volunteered to get involved in
re-mediating a long standing managerial mess. Such
reprehensible behavior must stop!
by: Chairman Christopher Peatridge, Vice Chairman Jim
Ravagno, Treasurer Janice Jarosz, Secretary David Cottam,
and Board Member Thomas Lucey.
4-1 a Four Year Contract for
Town Manager Crabtree
Saugus Town Hall: On
Tuesday evening, August 5, 2013, the Saugus Board of
Selectmen voted in a roll call vote 4-1 to extend the
contract for the town manager four years beginning April
Chairman Serino asked for comments from all members and
Selectman Steve Horlick stated that he felt the town was
on the road to recovery. He listed several issues
from the first station in Cliftondale to the hiring of
additional manpower and the good feelings and
positive comments he has received from the public.
Selectman Castinetti stated that he was not sold on the
management style and the process that hired him in the
first place. He did not feel the best candidate
was hired. He went on to complain about the
vendettas and violations of both the Town Charter and
Open Meeting Law under the management of Crabtree.
Selectman Debra Panetta stated that Mr. Crabtree began
his tenure under very challenging times; I just look at
the facts, she stated. " He addressed all the
issues with the DOR and was given high marks by the
department; he kept the fire station in Cliftondale open
as well as the Senior Center and Youth and Rec; he
settled six contracts within a year - something unheard
of and he has hired qualified personnel. The Town
Manager received a refund for the town in the amount of
$171,000. from Wheelabrator; he has the support of the
Finance Committee; he is mapping out a Capital
Improvement Plan; he obtained a $40,000 rebate from the
electric company and has created better communications
throughout the town. I believe Mr. Crabtree has
laid a solid foundation for the town."
Selectman Julie Mitchell stated that she
has been on the fence but admits that the town manager
has been doing a good job but is concerned about a job
review in the future. Selectman Serino stated that
he has always been a strong supporter of Mr. Crabtree.
"He has great vision and has been able to turn the town
around. He has set goals and objectives,
instituted a new accounting system, has hired a grant
writer and an economic director and negotiated six town
contracts in one year, something unheard of up until
now. In all my many years in Saugus politics, I
have never seen a manager accomplish so much in such a
Selectman Horlick made the motion to extend the town
manager's contract for four years, commencing April 1,
2014 through April 1, 2018. ROLL CALL:
Selectman Horlick YES: Selectman Castinetti NO:
Selectman Panetta YES; Selectman Mitchell YES; and
Selectman Serino YES. Motion passed 4-1.
Town Manger Scott Crabtree thanked the Board and offered
his support in bringing the town, the boards, and
departments together to seek one common goal to unite
the town in an effort to work together for the common
As soon as the gavel came down on the
meeting a round of applause signified the pleasure of
those in attendance.
Community TV Station Vice-Chairman
Sets Record Straight
By Jim Ravagno
Approximately two years ago I was appointed to the
Saugus Community TV Station, formerly known as Saugus
Community Television. As a longtime Saugonian I have
served on several boards throughout the years as a way
of contributing to my town. Last month I sent my letter
in to the Selectmen requesting reappointment to another
one year term on SCTS. On July 16th 2013, I was
interviewed by the Board of Selectmen for a second term
for one of two open seats on the SCTS Board of
Directors. I anticipated that the Board would ask a few
questions regarding the progress we as a Board had made,
future plans for SCTS and my goals about the future
service as a board member.
Much to my disappointment, however, Selectman Steve
Castinetti took the interview into a whole different
direction. Instead of inquiring about the progress being
made at STCS and my role as Vice-Chairman, Selectman
Castinetti chose to chastise, berate, and, question my
integrity. Selectmen Castinetti asked, “When are you
guys going to stand up to him? (This was a reference to
Chairman Chris Peatridge). You follow him like sheep I
have nothing personal against you but I’m extremely
disappointed in your inability to stand up to him.”
During this ‘so-called’ interview Mr. Castinetti then
asked how I felt about Mr. Peatridge confiscating the SD
card from the video camera at the end of our board
meeting. Mistakenly he thought, or was told, that the SD
Card was confiscated by Mr. Peatridge when, in fact, I
took possession of it as we had received many comments
that certain films had been edited in the past. I
brought it home for safe keeping and made a copy of the
entire SD Card to make sure the contents were protected
before it left my care. The next day I brought it to the
studio, was made available on Vimeo and, by the
following Monday, was aired in its entirety.
On another issue, Selectman Castinetti also criticized
the decision not to film last year’s Founders Day
activities and he added, “Despite having a budget of
$600,000.00?” If Selectman Castinetti had taken the time
to read budget proposal sent to the Selectmen he would
have realized that SCTS does not have a $600,000.00
budget; we operate with a budget of approximately
$200,000.00 and a major portion of that is earmarked for
employee salaries. We also have operating costs which
adds to the cost of doing business. The math is simple.
It was the decision of the Board not to film Founders
Day live last year but rather, film it, edit it and show
it at a later date to save money.
At a SCTS Board of Directors meeting on May 29, 2013
Selectman Castinetti exhibited the same outrage at the
end of the meeting because of a 5-0 vote that was taken.
No sooner did the meeting end when he jumped out of his
seat and told the entire board that we should all be
ashamed of ourselves. The next day he was quoted in the
newspapers calling for the entire SCTV board to resign.
It appeared to me that Selectman Castinetti expected the
SCTS board to vote his own personal agenda rather than
in the best interests of the community as a whole.
I take my position as Vice Chairman very seriously and
the motions approved that night were not taken lightly;
the SCTS board members have spent hundreds of volunteer
hours since August 1, 2012 reviewing the operation of
the cable studio, coming up with ways to cut waste and
inefficiently; developing a fiscally responsible budget
along with itemizing and recording approximately
$500,000.00 worth of inventory and produce programming
that will appeal and benefit all viewers.
As a member of SCTS for the past two years, I can state
without question that there is nothing sheepish going on
with the SCTS Board, and, despite his reckless
criticism, we are moving forward. Rest assured the sky
isn’t falling. Last year’s concern regarding the
“freedom of speech” issue was blown out of proportion by
a selected few as a way of smoke screening the real
I am proud to say everything is looking great for SCTS.
We are hosting video classes for the first time in a
very long time; check out our site at
for dates and times. We have implemented a new payroll
system which is web accessible for our employees,
something our old payroll system did not have and it’s
being done at a savings.
We also are in the planning stages of implementing a new
asset management system making it possible to track our
$500,000.00 worth of assets. We also will be upgrading
to the Towns’ Fiber Optic Network along with capital
improvements to our existing SCTS equipment inventory
which is already, or soon to be, out of date.
Because of the new Agreement endorsed by the majority of
the Selectmen, Saugus Community TV Station now comes
under the Open Meeting Law. For the first time we now
are legally bound to conduct our meetings in public and
in a public building; to post the meetings with the town
clerk; to take accurate Minutes, approve them and file
them with both the Town Clerk and the Board of
Selectman Castinetti has never once contacted any board
member for information about the operation of the new
SCTS and the information that he does receive is mostly
inaccurate, inflammatory and deliberately motivated by
those who are relying on misinformation to undermine all
the progress we have made this past year.
As a member of the Saugus Community TV Station Board of
Directors, I am proud of what we have accomplished. We
have brought accountability, transparency and
creditability to the rate payers of Comcast and to the
community as a whole and I would like to extend my
appreciation to Selectmen Michael Serino, Steve Horlick
and Debra Panetta for supporting our efforts.
In closing I would like to say I personally have no
political agenda with any one person or group in Saugus.
I work fulltime as a Lead Engineer for the United States
Air Force supporting our war fighters at home and
abroad. I specialize in Systems Integrations and
Communications. Needless to say I’m a busy person. I
enjoy what I’m doing for SCTS and the Town of Saugus and
I look forward to the success of SCTS in the upcoming
Legislation Acted Upon by the Governor
H.3508 HD3691 By Mr. Wong
of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No.
3508) of Donald H. Wong, Thomas M. McGee and Kathi-Anne
Reinstein (by vote of the town) relative to the term of
office for the town manager in the town of Saugus.
Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3511 HD3692 [SPONSOR], a [PETITION] (by vote of the
town) for legislation to amend the town meeting act and
the town manager act of the town Saugus. Municipalities
and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
1. H. 3508, “An Act Relative to the Town Manager of the
Town of Saugus”
Sponsors: Reps. Wong and Reinstein, Sen. McGee
Signed 7/31/2013 – now Chapter 51 of the Acts of 2013
Town Hall Employees Retiring
A reception was held
recently in honor of two very popular long-time
employees retired after many years of dedicated service
to the town. Patti Flickinger worked in the town
clerk's office for the past 15 years and the Elections
Co-ordinator and previous to that she worked in
Inspectional Services and Assessors Department.
Jackie Howard wore three hats for many years as well
serving as Parking Clerk, Clerk to the Board of Appeals
and Clerk in the Tax Collector's office. Both
employees were much loved for their friendly assistance
with customers, their knowledge of town procedures and
their ever ready smiles. They will be truly
Police Department is Excited to Announce that the
National Night Out is Quickly Approaching!
This year The Saugus Police Department will once again
join forces with Target and other local law enforcement
agencies, Saugus Fire Department, Wakefield Police
Department, Peabody Police Department, Saugus Emergency
Management, Essex County Sheriff Department,
Massachusetts State Police, Saugus Anti-Drug Coalition,
Saugus Neighborhood Watch and various other
organizations to promote crime and drug prevention
throughout the Town of Saugus, Essex County, and
Middlesex County for the 30th Annual National Night Out
on Tuesday August 6, 2013, 4pm
– 8pm at the Target Store ( 400 Lynn Fells Pkwy).
National Night Out is an annual event designed to
strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods
to engage in stronger relationships with each other and
with their local law enforcement and Public Safety
Officials. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention
awareness, build support and participation in local
anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a
message that our neighborhoods are organized and
fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get
to know your neighbors even better.
Highlights include children identification kits,
fingerprinting, police cruisers and K-9 demonstrations,
a smoke house, Target dog, face painting, moon bounce,
music and food. Admission is free.
Implement Performance Management Program
Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced that Saugus
will develop a performance management program for its
police and public works departments, with assistance
from the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public
Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
“The Town identified an excellent opportunity and tool
that fits into our overall management and technology
strategic goals,” said Crabtree. The Collins Center
selected Saugus to participate in the latest round of a
program in which it helps municipalities implement a
data-driven performance management system. “This program
will create more accountability and efficiencies for the
Town,” said Crabtree.
Training for the program begins with a conference next
month at the Collins Center, according to Crabtree.
Crabtree separately hired the Collins Center this past
spring to assess the organization and operations of its
Department of Public Works. That study is expected to be
completed by the end of the month. Crabtree said the
town is also awaiting a proposal from the Collins Center
seeking help in preparing a much needed town wide
Capital Improvement Plan.
“A Capital Improvement Plan is essential for financial
stability and long-term planning to reduce unexpected
capital costs without an identified source of funding
and exorbitant annual budgetary operational maintenance
costs which draw on funding for resident services,”
Walgreens...the same pharmacy who
wouldn't allow the Saugus Anti-Drug Coalition to set up
a table to pass out flyers about the dangers of
prescription abuse and how to safely dispose of unused
Walgreens to pay
$80 million for oxycodone violations
Walgreens has been handed the largest fine in the
history of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act’
Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, will
pay $80 million in fines to end a DEA probe into
allegations it allowed millions of controlled
substances, including the highly addictive painkiller
oxycodone, to reach the black market.
The settlement is the largest civil penalty paid under
the Controlled Substances Act in Drug Enforcement
Administration history, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer
said Tuesday.Walgreens committed "an unprecedented
number" of record-keeping and dispensing violations,
Partnership Quarterly Meeting
left to right: John Smolinsky, Treasurer and a founding
member of the Saugus Business Partnership, Larry Shuman
(Partnership member), former N.E. Patriot Jermaine
Wiggins with his Super Bowl XXXVI ring, Eric Lucier
President of the Partnership and Donald Wong (founding
MA: In 2003, the Saugus Business
Partnership was organized by four businessmen who saw so
many needs in the town and wanted to be a part of
'making a difference.' Because of their strong
beliefs in quietly giving back, approximately
$159,000.00 has been donated by the SBP over the past 10
years to support dozens of Saugus School
all levels( including Summer enrichment programs,
Student Council, Choir, Saugus Girls golf, football,
hockey, Saugus Firefighters, Senior Center, MEG
Foundation, Historical Society, Veterans Council and
The town of Saugus is a better place today because of
the vision and dedication of four local
businessmen who truly have made and continue to make a
A Boston native, Jermaine Wiggins grew up in East
Boston and attended East Boston High School. Wiggins
played tight end for the Patriots from 2000-01. During
these two seasons, Wiggins caught 30 passes for 336
yards and scored five touchdowns. Wiggins was an
important part of the Patriots' 2001 Super Bowl run.
He caught 10 passes for 68 yards during New England's
famous Divisional overtime playoff victory over the
Raiders in the snow.
In Super Bowl XXXVI, Wiggins caught the last pass of the
game - a six-yard pass from QB Tom Brady to set up K
Adam Vinatieri's game-winning 48-yard field goal.
Wiggins has also been a member of the Indianapolis
Colts, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings,
Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Tuskers.
Girl Scout Mother and Daughter Tea at the MEG
Girl Scout Troop 555 of Saugus held
their annual Mother/Daughter Tea at the MEG building.
Every year the troop hosts a Mother/Daughter tea which
includes a special theme, snacks made by the girls, and
fun activities for all of the girls to do with their
At this year's tea, we danced the night away to a "Zumba"
theme instructed by Krystin
while working up an appetite to later enjoyed some
homemade goodies and socializing. ( Under the watchful
eyes of the late Mr. Charles Bond!)
Along with troop leader Becca
the girls that attended the Mother/Daughter tea are
Jepson, Leah Kennedy, Madison
Kayla Rivera, Laura
Tamagna and Megan Wildman. A fun time was had by
By Colleen Wildman Asst. Troop leader and paren
Saugus High School Alumni Association
Award Recipients - 2013
From left to right: Row 1 (in
front of couch): Ashley Firth and Nicholas Benoit;
Row 2 (sitting on couch): Kimberly Weatherbee, Paige
Hibbard, Olivia Turgeon, Anthony LoPresti, Ryan Perry,
Casey Hyde Row 3 (standing): Tu Nguyen, Nicholas
DeFillipis, John Beliveau, Arianna Sicari, Kelly
Corbett, Mary Dixon, Katherine Gormont, Logan Nichols,
Thomas Trainor, Jacqueline Andrews, and
( Submitted by Judi Alabisio)
The Saugus High School Alumni
Association recently held the 2013 Awards Ceremony
and made the following presentations. The Alumni
Association members extend their congratulations and
best wishes for future success to all the honored SHS
Ryan Perry, $2,000
John Burns Memorial Scholarship Studies in Education
U Mass - Lowell
Tu Nguyen, $1,500.
Jean Thistle DeSilvestri, Business Major Award -
Nichols College- International Business
Jacqueline Andrews $1,100
Beatrice Franklin Memorial Scholarship for Studies in
Boston College Biology w/ Pre-med concentration
Logan Nichols, $1,000.
Excellence in Mathematics, Tony & Julia Courant Memorial
Amanda Dente, $1,000
Excellence in History, Barbara Henderson Courant Award
U Mass Amherst
Paige Hibbard, $1,000
Constance O. Putnam, Studies in Education Award
North Shore Community College-Education Special Ed
Our traditional scholarships $1,000 each
Arianna Sicari. $1,000
Salem State- Nursing major
Nicholas De Fillipis $1,000
Merrimack College –Engineering or Business
Thomas Trainor $1,000
Bridgewater State Psychology
Nicholas Benoit $1,000
Norwich University Criminal Justice
Casey Hyde, $1,000
St Anselem’s College - Nursing
Olivia Turgeon $1,000
Salem State College Nursing
Mary Dixon $1,000
Commerce College, South Carolina Accounting and Physical
Anthony LoPresti $1,000
University of New Hampshire Engineering
Ashley Firth $1,000
University of Vermont- Biology
Katherine Gormont $1,000
Salem State College Nursing
Kelly Corbett $500.
Fitchburg State College Elementary Education
Kimberly Weatherbee $500.
Salem State College Elementary Education
Holly Doyle $500.
Emmanuel College Psychology
John Beliveau $500
Endicott College Biotechnology
Sheehan Remembers Frank Pyszko
I just read Frank Pyszko’s obituary in
the Lynn Item, and am compelled to bring a few things to
light about one of the toughest and greatest players
ever to play for Saugus.
He’s a part of a recent memoir I had published about
Manning Bowl in Lynn, “The Walls Came Tumbling Down,”
from which I repeat parts here:
From a Fred Foye opening paragraph in the Boston Sunday
Globe in October, 1941: Harrington-Shipulski, Shipulski-Harrington.
Shipularington Harringpulskiton the names Mike
Harrington and Eddie Shipulski became a dizzying
maelstrom of air bombs, bucks and touchdowns, and when
the nose drops were administered here this drear day,
undefeated Melrose (7-0) awoke to find itself defeated
and Saugus High School, otherwise known as The Shipulski-Harrington
Athletic Club, leaving town with a 13-0 victory.
My boyhood heroes were magnificent and so was Fred Foye;
I was in love with the game and with the language, for I
had seen every play of that game from the grandstand and
added the clipping to my scrapbook.
The footnote to this latter entry occurred only three
years later: In 1944, on an October Monday afternoon at
Stackpole Field in Saugus, after Saturday’s game between
undefeated Melrose (7-0 again) and undefeated Saugus
(7-0 also) was postponed because of rain. I was not in
the grandstand for this game: I was a sophomore in
uniform for Saugus. We won again, 13-0. I played behind
Frank Pyszko at tailback and defensive back. He was a
whirlwind that day, who picked off 5 interceptions in
the game: that’s a career record for many defensive
backs. At one point, Frank was helped off the field by
teammates and I was sent in. When I passed Frank on the
field, I said, “Frank, are you okay?” He winked at me
and replied, “I told you I’d get you in the game today,
Heroes are not forgotten, not here.
Left to right: Saugus Building Inspector
Fred Varone, Walmart Reps (2), Saugus Chairman of the
Board of Selectmen Michael Serino, Selectman Debra
Panetta, State Representatives Kathi Feinstein and
Donald Wong, Peter Rossetti, Saugus Chamber Director
John Macauda, Selectman Steve Horlick, Saugus Chamber
Director Kevin Tierney, Saugus Chamber Chairman Denise
Selden, Walmart Reps (2), Plumbers Union Rep
and Former Saugus DPW Director Joseph Attubato.
Affairs & Government Relations Representative Chris
Buchanan welcomed guests to the groundbreaking of the
newest Walmart Supercenter. In his speech he said,
"This project will involve hundreds of new jobs in the
construction and operations phases; these are good, new
jobs that weren't here before."
further stated, "A lot of people pitched in to make this
happen and I would like to thank Chairman of the Board
of Selectmen Mr. Michael Serino and the entire Board, as
well as numerous Saugus officials who did the hard work
behind the scenes; Representative Wong and our partners
in the building trades union who are here today."
Serino congratulated members of the Walmart team and
spoke of the great partnership between the Town and
Walmart. Serino stated, "Approximately $300,000.00
worth of over 2,000 feet of a brand new water line on
Route One was negotiated with Walmart a couple of years
ago and a new sewer sub station project is in the works.
Mr. Serino stated that because of a partnership between
Saugus, Walmart and the State Delegation, good things
happened and will continue to happen for all concerned."
Serino also thanked the Walmart organization for
instituting a Veteran's Program in which veterans are a
priority in the employment process.
Today Walmart Launches Veterans Commitment and Plans to
Hire 100,000 Over the Next Five Years
Walmart will offer a job to any honorably discharged
veteran within their first 12 months off active duty
Ark., May 27, 2013 – Today,
Walmart launched the Veterans
Welcome Home Commitment to
offer a job to any honorably
discharged veteran within his or her
first 12 months off active duty, and
projects to hire more than 100,000
veterans over the next five years.
“Hiring a veteran can be one of the
best business decisions you make,”
said Bill Simon, Walmart U.S.
president and CEO and US Navy
Veteran. “We believe Walmart is
already the largest private employer
of veterans in the country, and we
want to hire more.”
“Veterans have a
record of performance under
pressure. They’re quick learners and
team players and are leaders with
discipline, training and a passion
for service,” Simon continued. “I
can think of no better group to lead
in revitalizing our economy than
those who have served in uniform.
Through their service, veterans give
us a land of freedom. When they
return, it must be to a land of
In April, Walmart
participated in the Joining Forces
Employment Announcement at the White
House, and challenged companies to
hire 100,000 veterans and their
spouses by the end of 2013. To move
this effort forward, Simon wrote to
50 CEOs in the U.S. to urge them to
make hiring commitments of their
“Every company in
America has benefited from the
service and sacrifice of our men and
women in uniform,” said Simon. “The
biggest issue facing our veterans
today is jobs. Sadly, too many of
those who fought for us abroad now
find themselves fighting for jobs at
The company’s focus
on supporting veterans extends
beyond its hiring initiative. The
Walmart Foundation has committed $20
million through 2015 to helping
veterans and their families
transition from the military into
the civilian workforce through
programs that provide job training,
transition support and education.
For more information
about Walmart’s Veterans Welcome
Home Commitment please visit: www.walmartcareerswithamission.com.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(NYSE: WMT) helps people around the
world save money and live better –
anytime and anywhere – in retail
stores, online, and through their
mobile devices. Each week, more than
245 million customers and members
visit our more than 10,800 stores
under 69 banners in 27 countries and
e-commerce websites in 10 countries.
With fiscal year 2013 sales of
approximately $466 billion, Walmart
employs more than 2.2 million
associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in
philanthropy and employment
opportunity. Additional information
about Walmart can be found by
corporate.walmart.com , on
Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and
on Twitter at twitter.com/walmartnewsroom.
Online merchandise sales are
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Tree Overshadows Civil War Memorial
Saugus Town Meeting Members'
Votes on the 'Question' Are we better off today than we
were a year ago?