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Dailies for September of 2006

September 29, 2006

Entries for this year's Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest have started to come in. Due to the sometimes uncertain nature of e-mail, we'll be confirming all entries that we receive, and we'll start sending out confirmations next week. If you've sent in your story already, please watch for your confirmation message and let us know if you don't get one.

September 28, 2006

The local business All City Glass had its site updated today.

September 27, 2006

Photographs from the Saugus Trails and Sails events held this past weekend have been posted.

September 26, 2006

This is just a quick reminder that (as of late tonight) the deadline for this year's Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest is now just one month away.

September 25, 2006

We received the following press release from Iron Works Lead Park Ranger Curtis White:

A major construction project at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site beginning on Monday, September 25, 2006 will improve exhibits and help make the site and its history accessible to all visitors. Walkways will be improved for wheelchair access, a range of unique visual, auditory and tactile exhibits will be added, and existed buildings will be converted to a new collection storage facility to protect the site's renowned archeological collection. With the start of construction Saugus Iron Works will be open to visitors by appointment only.

While many of the site's features, including the museum, will be closed, people can still explore the Iron Works. We are disappointed that students can't visit us, so we are ready to bring history to them said Superintendent Patricia Trap. According to Trap, National Park Service Rangers will be available to conduct special, curriculum-based programs in area classrooms.

Another means of exploration is to visit the park's recently updated website at In addition to information on the park, photographs and updates of the construction project will be posted. A restricted tour of the construction work will also be offered by appointment. We hoped to keep the site open, but closure is necessary to maintain visitor safety, said Trap.

A unit of the National Park Service, the site preserves and interprets the history of America's mid-seventeenth century roots in the American iron and steel industry. Last year over 14,000 people visited the eight-and-a-half acre site. Each spring and fall, thousands of students enhance their educational experience through working waterwheels, a simple machines lab, or an introduction to the colonial economy.

For more information about the construction project, or to schedule an educational program, please visit the website or contact educational specialist Amy Curry at 781-231-7344. A grand re-opening is planned for spring 2007.

September 22, 2006

The detailed election results for Saugus are now all available online.

September 21, 2006

The local business All City Glass had its site updated today.

September 20, 2006

Preliminary election results for Saugus are available.

September 19, 2006

Today is Election Day; don't forget to check the answers to the "Questions to the Candidates" before you vote. While most of the local candidates are running unchallenged, there is already one set of responses online (and if more come during the day we'll try and get them up ASAP).

September 18, 2006

The Saugus Area Non-Profit Organizations, Clubs, and Places of Worship page was updated today.

September 15, 2006

We've added a link to the extremely popular (but seasonal) 2006 Halloween Ghost Story Contest to the sidebar.

September 14, 2006

The Saugus Places of Worship page got updated today.

September 13, 2006

Photographs from this year's Saugus Founders' Day have been posted.

September 12, 2006

Just like in 2000, we're holding a Questions to the Candidates for this year's State Representative and State Senator candidates. As it just went live earlier today, no candidates have yet had the chance to answer.

September 11, 2006

The Saugus Founders' Day trivia contest answers have been posted.

September 9, 2006

The Saugus Founders' Day trivia contest details have been posted. You can see the questions and even print out a copy to bring with you to Founders' Day (there won't be many copies available on site). Some of the questions are easily solved online, so be sure to read over them before going.

September 8, 2006

We've posted info about this year's Halloween Ghost Story Contest, including the detailed rules.

September 7, 2006

All the information that we've received from the Saugus Founders' Day Committee for this year's Saugus Founders' Day is now available online. Remember too that Founders' Day weekend has traditionally been a big weekend for yard sales locally, and a lot of people will be looking online to help plan out their day. If you're having a yard sale this weekend, don't forget to post it so that people can find it.

September 6, 2006

The Saugus Area Miscellaneous Information page was updated today.

September 5, 2006

People who have preordered copies of the new Saugus book, Of Time and the River: Saugus 1900-2005 should be getting their copies soon (if they have not already). It'll also be available at Founders' Day this weekend.

September 4, 2006

The office will be closed today for the holiday. However, the Community Events Calendar, Area Yard Sales Calendar, Saugus Forums, and other like pages will continue to be updated. In particular, both the Saugus Political Forum and the Saugus Talk Forum have been pretty active recently.

September 1, 2006

The Saugus Area Educational Resources page was updated today.