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Dailies for November of 2008

November 28, 2008

Today is the busiest shopping day of the year; you can however avoid the crowds, save time and money, and help out all at the same time. Just by using one of the links to our various sponsors ( or the iTunes Store) here on and place an order, you'll not only save yourself money and aggravation, but you'll be helping to support the numerous free services we provide here at, too.

November 27, 2008

The office will be closed today and tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the Community Events Calendar and other like pages will continue to be updated.

November 26, 2008

The Saugus Board of Selectmen asked us to let everyone know that they're accepting applications for appointments to the Saugus Local Cultural Council, the Saugus Cemetery Commission, and the Saugus Affordable Housing Trust Board of Trustees. These are all volunteer / non-paid positions for Saugus residents. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than December 1, 2008 to the Saugus Board of Selectmen in the Saugus Town Hall.

November 25, 2008

Over the years many have expressed interest regarding the distribution of winners of our Annual Ghost Story Contest. In particular, people have wondered which states, communities, and schools have produced the most winners throughout the contest's history. We've put together a few pie charts that answer these questions. Do you want to see how your child's school compares against other schools? Now you can on the Halloween Story Writing Contest Statistics page. In case you're wondering, like many of the resources, these pie charts are dynamically generated, so they'll remain up-to-date from year to year.

November 24, 2008

The Educational Resources Information page was updated today.

November 21, 2008

We continue to post information about the winners of our Eleventh Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest as we get it. Local winners are invited to the Saugus Public Library tomorrow morning to pick up their T-shirts, discuss the contest, and poste for newspaper photographs.

November 20, 2008

As the season has basically past we've removed the Saugus Area Yard Sales Calendar from the sidebar. It'll return next spring.

November 19, 2008

The Computer Terms List was updated today.

November 18, 2008

The SAVE site was updated today.

November 17, 2008

Work has started on the popular annual Saugus Historical Society Calendar. If your business wants to advertise in it the deadline to get in touch with the Society is by close-of-business this Wednesday.

November 14, 2008

The Saugus Area Non-Profit Organizations Information page was updated today.

November 13, 2008

The General Computer Information page was updated today.

November 12, 2008

The Saugus Historical Society site was updated today.

November 11, 2008

The office will be closed today for the holiday. However, the Community Events Calendar and other like pages will continue to be updated.

November 10, 2008

The Computer Filename Extensions List was updated today.

November 7, 2008

Longtime reader Jim Reppucci wrote in to let us know that he's started posting his personal collection of Saugus photographs (which span a period of over twenty years) online.

November 6, 2008

The Guide to Free Software was updated today.

November 5, 2008

We've posted the detailed local election results (and we assume you've probably already heard the national election results).

November 4, 2008

Today is election day. Voting locations vary by precinct; if you're unsure of your precinct you can look it up online on the Saugus Town Clerks' site.

November 3, 2008

The results of the Eleventh Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest were all posted Friday night. As with last year, our judges had to contend with many excellent entries. This year the competition in the High School category was particularly intense, and the top results were tightly packed and had only a tiny margin separating them.

There are a couple of points to note. First, this year five winners came from Massachusetts (a slight increase over last year); the other winners come from Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri (which had two), Oregon, and Virginia. Second, for the first time ever, a single author was able to win twice in one year with two different stories. We have always allowed authors to submit multiple stories, and we have received as many as five in a single year from a single author, but we have never had an author manage to win with more than one. The double-winning author is high school student Krista Hawkins.