• January 11 2019,  Saugus

    Saugus Library offers adult coloring class

    Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Event. It’s a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative and have fun, no experience necessary! We have pencils and coloring pages ready and waiting. See you there! Space is limited; please call to register: 781-231-4168 x 16. When: Wednesday, January 16, at 10:00 a.m. Where: Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St, Saugus, Brooks Room (2nd floor).

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus

    Boosters Club Holiday Party Package Winner

    Ashley Walsh, of Saugus, is the lucky winner of the Saugus Boosters Club Holiday Party Package. The First Prize package consisted of 15 lobsters, 12 lbs. of steak, 10 lbs. of roast beef, a 5 lb. can of ham, and other food and beverages. Walsh, a member of the SHS Soccer Team, also sold the winning ticket and received a $100 prize from Eastern Bank. The Boosters Club fundraiser helps athletic programs and individual sports teams at Saugus High School. Funds are also used for the Boosters Scholarships awarded at the All-Sports Night in May. The Saugus Boosters appreciate the efforts of the student groups, parents and donating sponsors, and…

  • Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Saugus

    Town-wide speed limit analysis focuses on making streets safer for walkers and riders; report due this spring

    By Mark E. Vogler A town-wide speed limit analysis recently commissioned by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree could focus on up to nine primary road corridors in Saugus where new regulations could be considered. The Engineering Corp (TEC) of Andover identified Essex Street (East of Route 1), Main Street, Water Street, Hamilton Street, Lincoln Avenue, Central Street and up to three additional roadways that are identified by town stakeholders during an initial meeting, according to a project narrative presented to the town. “TEC will determine the safe speed range for each study area roadway based upon the data collected, including the trial runs, recorded speeds, crash history, and geometry,” the…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Four Board of Selectmen members reflect on 2018’s important town events, anticipate 2019’s major issues    Editor’s Note: For this week, we continued to seek comment from the Saugus Board of Selectmen on what members consider the town’s major accomplishments as they look back on 2018. We also asked them to share their expectations for the new year. In last week’s edition, we published the responses from Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta. This week, Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeff Cicolini and Selectmen Scott Brazis, Mark Mitchell and Jennifer D’Eon responded to our questions. Following are the responses we received. (Selectman D’Eon gave an extensive interview for…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus

    Declassifying a World War II legend

    At Saugus ceremony, family learns story behind hero “Pop” Virnelli’s Bronze Star By Mark E. Vogler Until about 10 months ago, former Saugus residents Frank and Jim Virnelli said, they never knew the story behind the heroic mission that earned their dad a Bronze Star and Air Medal posthumously after his death in World War II. Master Sergeant Thomas “Pop” Virnelli earned those military decorations for putting his life on the line on Aug. 24, 1944, when he led a four-man team behind enemy lines to salvage any useable components from an L-5 plane that crashed near the French Alps. Virnelli and his crew had only 15 minutes to remove…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Twos across the board for Saugus after first six games

    By Greg Phipps Having completed the first third of the 2018-19 season, the Saugus High School hockey team had accumulated a triple dose of twos. The Sachems earned their second win on Monday by blanking the Haverhill Hillies, 1-0, at Kasabuski Arena. Sitting at 2-2-2 as of early this week, Saugus was scheduled for an away contest at Peabody on Wednesday and at host Medford this Saturday. After opening the campaign with ties against Gloucester (4-4) and Beverly (0-0), losses to Watertown and Melrose sandwiched around a 4-0 victory over North Reading left head coach Jeff Natalucci and company determined to prevail on Monday against Haverhill. Ronnie Paolo’s shorthanded goal…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere,  Saugus

    Saugus Police arrest Revere man after shots fired at motel

    SAUGUS – Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti reported that the Saugus Police Department arrested a man yesterday after shots were fired inside a motel earlier this week. Dantonio Thorton, 39, of Revere, was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of a firearm without a license (third offense) and malicious destruction of property over $1,200. On Tuesday, Jan. 1, at approximately 2 p.m., Saugus Police received a 911 call from an employee at WoodSpring Suites Signature Boston North, which is located at 832 Broadway; the caller reported hearing gun shots inside one of the rooms. When police arrived on the scene, they spoke with the employee…