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Dailies for May of 2000

May 30, 2000

The Friends of Breakheart Reservation site was updated today.

May 29, 2000

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday; pages like the Community Events Calendar will continue to be updated.

May 26, 2000

The radio section of the Television & Radio Information page was updated today.

May 25, 2000

The Guide to Free Software was updated today.

May 24, 2000

The SAVE site was updated today.

May 23, 2000

The Saugus Special Town Meeting only covered the topic of potential RESCO expansion. The end result was a non-binding recommendation by Town Meeting against further expansion; it passed 32 - 9 (with four voting "present").

May 22, 2000

The local business Giggles Comedy has had its web site updated today.

May 19, 2000

The Friends of Breakheart Reservation site was updated today.

May 18, 2000

The Saugus High School Alumni Association site was updated today.

May 16, 2000

Saugus Annual Town Meeting highlights include the passing of an article to form a study group to investigate traffic safety in town (especially but not limited to Route One) and alternative methods of travel, and the referral to a committee of two articles seeking to govern business hours in town.

May 15, 2000

To help clarify last Friday's entry a little, FTP is optimized for file downloads; most browsers can read FTP areas automatically without effort or trouble, but it is possible to improperly configure a browser to possibly create problems. Anyone having difficulty accessing the anonymous FTP area should check their browser's "Options" or "Preferences".

May 12, 2000

A Saugus Town Meeting motion / amendment form has been added to the FTP area.

May 11, 2000

The Educational resources page was updated today.

May 10, 2000

The Saugus Historical Society site was updated today.

May 9, 2000

Information on motions and order of votes for Saugus Town Meeting was added to the Saugus By-Laws Page today.

May 8, 2000

The Saugus High School Alumni Association site was updated today.

May 5, 2000

Former Saugus candidate Stephen Horlick asked us to post the following letter he wrote entitled "Saugus Housing Go Away, Don't come back another day":

The following is my Opinion based on my beliefs and documents I received.
The State of Ma. is currently pro residential growth unless it negatively affects the environment or the quality of life.
The proposed housing development behind Kmart and Oaklandvale school will have such a negative impact.
Environmental impact

  • Stripping the trees from a pristine wooded area, the partial draining and filling of the pond behind there will cause excessive run off and force more wildlife into the residential areas.
Negative affect on the quality of life.
When this project is completed in the est. 5 years we will have the following
  • The raising of taxes to build the 1-2 new schools for the children living there at 12-14 million per school with the possibility of no state aid to help
  • The third fire station if not built by then becomes a crisis to get this done
  • The equipment for the fire station min. 2-3 new engines including an aerial platform. 6-8 firefighters to man this station Est. 1 to 2 million dollars for the first year.
  • The hiring of 6-8 police officers and the purchasing of 4-6 police cruisers.
  • The influx of hundreds of more local cars per day through Main and Essex St. will just cause more delays and traffic.
  • The increase on a already strained water and sewer system.
  • The decrease of property values in the surrounding area.
  • Higher auto insurance.
  • Once again paid for by higher taxes.
This has no positive value for the town of Saugus.

Stephen Horlick
6 Bacon Drive

May 4, 2000

The local business Prince Restaurant has had some recent updates of note, and they are still offering their online coupon that can be downloaded and printed.

May 3, 2000

Former Saugus Selectman and current Saugus Finance Committee Member Peter Manoogian asked us to post a pointer to the following letter he wrote concerning the proposed RESCO expansion. He also offers the following two links for further information:

May 2, 2000

Saugus Annual Town Meeting highlights include the unanimous passing of articles to continue various self-funding Town programs (including things like Vitale Park and the Senior Center Lunch Program), the unanimous passing of articles to create a similar self-funding Town program to support youth activities, and the fairly close (26-17) passing of an article banning the use of paintball guns, air guns, and spring-loaded projectile devices in public places. Also, the chairman of the Building Committee expressed his displeasure with the fact that the Building Committee has been being denied access to certain public buildings under construction, and rhetorically asked how they could perform their job under such circumstances.

May 1, 2000 is two years old today (yes, it was up and running before May and had also completed all of its bureaucratic paperwork earlier, but May 1st '98 was when it was fully organized, and May 4th was when the first daily update was put online here). We have some big plans for our third year, but as always we're happy to hear your suggestions too.

Also, as happens every month, the Most Popular Pages Countdown has been retabulated.