• October 12 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: SHS freshman Chase Ledbury discusses value of Cross Country running for Middle School students

    The Advocate Asks: SHS freshman Chase Ledbury discusses value of Cross Country running for Middle School students     Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Chase Ledbury, the team captain and top runner on last year’s Belmonte Middle School Cross Country Team, and asked him why he thinks all healthy students should participate in the sport. Coach Christopher Tarantino, who engineered the resurgence of Cross Country as a sport at the Middle School last year, credited Chase for making a key contribution as “an ambassador for the sport to his peers.” Chase, 14, is a freshman at Saugus High School, where he is an Honor Roll student…

  • October 12 2018,  Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus

    The Sounds of Saugus  By Mark E. Vogler     Here are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.   Saugus High Sports Hall of Fame tonight!   Cassandra and Kelsey Anderson – twin sisters and 2007 Saugus High School graduates who starred in female soccer and indoor and outdoor track – are among 10 former Sachem athletic greats who will be inducted tonight into the school’s “Sports Hall of Fame.” The school’s Hall of Fame Committee also chose to honor the 1999 Saugus High hockey team that won the Division 2 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) State Championship. Sachem sports fans will…

  • October 12 2018,  Saugus

    State program audit findings

    SHS students received a week less of required structured learning time  By Mark E. Vogler   A program audit issued last month by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) determined that Saugus High School students were short 42 hours in structured learning time over the 2017-18 school year. “A review of documents and staff interviews indicated that all students at Saugus High School are scheduled for 948 hours of structured learning time per year, rather than the required minimum of 990 hours,” noted the final report of the “Coordinated Program Review.” That was the most glaring of 14 deficiencies uncovered in a program review conducted last spring…

  • October 12 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Sachems football bowled over by Gloucester

    By Greg Phipps   Last season, the Saugus Sachems nearly pulled out a comeback win at home against the Gloucester Fishermen. A repeat scenario, or perhaps something better, would not even come close to playing out last Friday night in Gloucester. The Sachems were picked off on their first three possessions of last Friday’s game. That proved to be a bad omen as the undefeated Fishermen (5-0) built a quick 22-0 lead and never looked back. In fact, they kept steamrolling ahead in an eventual 61-15 rout. The loss dropped Saugus to 1-4 on the season and with very little, if any hope of capturing a playoff berth. The Sachems…

  • Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  October 12 2018,  Sports

    Lynnfield field hockey beats Amesbury in its annual charity game for cancer research

    By Joe Mitchell It was a most successful week for the Lynnfield High School field hockey team. They were not only able to record another shutout win, this time over Amesbury (4-0) during their annual Play for a Cure game last Thursday night, Oct. 4, but they also raised over $4,000 in so doing for cancer research. Coach Mamie Reardon’s team then went on to beat Ipswich on Monday, Oct. 8, 2-0 to improve its record to 10-1 overall, 9-1 in the Cape Ann League [CAL]. They are tied with Masco in the division, but are alone on top in the CAL. The Lynnfield girls clinched a state tournament berth…

  • Everett,  October 12 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor signs agreement with Big Night Entertainment Group to open restaurant/lounge & nightclub

    “Mystique” & “Memoire” to be dining & luxury nightclub destinations at Encore Boston Harbor   On October 10, Encore Boston Harbor added a local flavor to its five-star, $2.5 billion global resort, announcing that it has signed a lease with New England-based Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) to operate a 16,400-square-foot restaurant and lounge and 8,000-square-foot luxury nightclub at the resort. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location along the Mystic River, Mystique will be situated off the main esplanade of Encore Boston Harbor. The contemporary Asian-fusion menu will feature a spectacular array of artful sushi, traditional Asian delicacies and innovative new dishes. Memoire will overlook the Encore…

  • Lynnfield,  October 12 2018,  Peabody,  Saugus

    Lynnfield’s own The Red Guard rocks Topsfield Fair

      Lynnfield’s own band “The Red Guard” was happy to be invited to perform at this year’s Topsfield Fair.  They performed on Saturday, October 6th and hit the stage hard performing classics from Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Looking Glass, The Band and The Eagles. This is the third year the group has been performing together.  Although members have been separated by various school choices they always manage to find time to get together to practice and perform. Band members as show above are: Guitarist Anthony Adario (UMass Lowell Freshmen), Drummer Chris Deschenes (LHS Senior), Pianist Ryan Miller (LHS Senior), Vocalist Colin LaMusta (Bridgewater Freshmen), Bassist Andrew Bond (LHS Senior) and…