Medway/Millis March 2016


Medway/Millis March 2016


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Millis Waives Right of First

Refusal on Glen Ellen Property

78 of 230 Acres to Be Preserved as Open

Space through Mass. Chapter 61B

By David Pasquantonio

After a town-wide open

hearing on February 10, the

Millis Board of Selectmen

waived the town’s right to purchase

a portion of the Glen

Ellen property, and the site

continues on track for purchase

by Toll Brothers to develop

a 324-unit senior residential


“The question we are faced

with tonight is one of great

On February 10, Millis waived its right of first refusal to purchase

the 230-acre Glen Ellen Country Club property from Corcoran

Dennison, 223 acres of which are located within Millis. That step

puts the property back on track for purchase by Toll Brothers,

which plans a a 324-unit senior residential community on the site.

strategic importance to the

town,” Selectman James Mc-

Caffrey said as the meeting

opened, listing open space purchases

the town had previously

approved. “This would be the

largest housing development in

the history of this town.” He

also noted the impact that the

development would have on

neighboring towns and Millis

abutters to the property.

Under a state regulation

called Chapter 61B, property

owners — in this case,

Corcoran Jennison, the current

owners of Glen Ellen

— can designate a portion

of their land as recreational

in exchange for a lower tax

rate on that acreage. However,

when that acreage comes

under future agreement to be

sold, a town can match the

purchase and sale price and

buy the land. The portion of

Glen Ellen covered by Chapter

61B is under a sales agreement

for $13 million, and that

is the amount the town would


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have had to pay to purchase the

property. The agreement would

have cost Millis anywhere from

$17 million to $20 million, depending

on the length of financing

and secured interest rate. In

addition, if Millis had exercised

its right to purchase the acreage,

the town would have had to provide

a non-refundable $550,000

deposit as early as two days after

Corcoran Jennison received the

town’s purchase agreement.

The Glen Ellen property,

covered under three different

purchase and sale agreements

between Corcoran Jennison and

Toll Brothers, consists of 230

acres, 223 of which are in Millis.

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preserved as open space to be

maintained through the new

community’s homeowner association,

according to Toll Brothers.

The acreage that is covered

under Chapter 61B includes the

driving range and golf course,

and does not include acreage

bordering Holliston, nor does it

include the swimming pool, tennis

courts, or other structures or


The vote to waive the town’s

right of first refusal was not

unanimous. Selectmen McCaffrey

and James Neville voted yes

on the motion to waive the town’s

right to purchase the property,

while Chairman Christopher

Smith voted no, instead preferring

to wait until the 120-day

decision period under Chapter

61B was closer to expiration. The

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is dated November 23, 2015,

meaning that the town had a

right of first refusal under Chapter

61B to purchase the property

until March 22, 2016.

“To wait is to effectively waive

our right anyway,” McCaffrey

said during discussion. “Waiting

six weeks is essentially kicking the

can down the road.”

“We don’t know what’s going

to happen in the next six weeks,”

Smith said. “I would never waive

the town’s right.”

Neville added that, along with

McCaffrey, he was in favor of

waiving the town’s right of first

refusal, saying that the decision

would not be made solely on

the discussion arising during the

meeting, but from all of the information

that the selectmen had

gathered during the process.

Residents of Millis and Holliston

spoke to the Board during

the meeting, voicing concerns

about the project’s impact on

traffic, home valuation, water

use and runoff, and land preservation.

Residents also questioned

the purchase price, noting that

$13 million is far above the current

land valuation.

A special permit was issued

in 2008 by the Millis Planning

Board for Glen Ellen to sell the

property for future development

of up to 341 units of senior residential

housing. After years of

litigation, that permit was approved

in 2012. Normally, permits

of this nature are good for

two years, but the Massachusetts

legislature in 2012 granted a

four-year extension on such permits

as part of a job and growth

stimulation incentive, meaning

that the Planning Board’s original

2008 permit is valid through

January 2018.

The permit allows for a developer

to build up to a 341-unit

senior residential community on

the Glen Ellen property. The current

plan released by Toll Brothers

consists of 324 housing units

— 108 single-family detached

homes, and 216 townhouses in

groups of two to four units. The

detached homes have an estimated

sale price of $515,000,

while the townhouses would sell

for $440,000.

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at Glen Ellen

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“Until the property gets

sold, we are here and open for

business,” says Eileen Aviza,

General Manager for the Glen

Ellen Country Club. Property

owners extended the first right

of refusal to the Town of Millis,

which declined to purchase the

property, on February 10, 2016.

“We’re still selling golf and

pool memberships and booking

2016 functions,” says Aviza.

“We anticipate being here for

2016.” Pool membership includes

use of the swimming

pools, tennis, basketball and

volleyball courts, softball field,

horseshoe pits, playground

and miniature golf, seven days

a week, while the pool is open,

Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The country club’s terrace

room can hold up to 120

people, and its main ballroom

Although the specific home models planned for the Millis site are not

available, this picture shows an example of a Toll Brothers home in an

active adult community in Methuen.

can hold up to 350. The club

will offer its swim lessons, golf

camps and daily fee golf this

summer, and it will again work

with Millis Recreation on hosting

the Millis Swim Team for

practices in the 2016 season.

“I still have same staff returning,

and my managers are

returning, so it’s business as

usual,” says Aviza, who says she

has always known about “something

was going on on the back

burner” about the property, but

not the details.

“People have been calling,

and they think the backhoes are

here and the property is already

sold, and that is not the case

right now,” says Aviza.

The Glen Ellen Country Club

is located at 84 Orchard Street,

in Millis. They can be reached at

(508) 376-2978 or online at www.

In a proposed five-year buildout

plan, in which 20 percent of

the proposed units are built and

all are sold each year, the development

would net Millis approximately

$525,000 per year

in added property tax revenues,

culminating in an approximate

annual $2.5 million in property

taxes once the community is fully

built out and sold through. Toll

Brothers has an eight-year window

for the full build-out, according

to the selectmen.

If Millis were to have purchased

the Glen Ellen property,

the average residential property

tax bill would have risen about

$300 per year, given a 30-year

loan period, an interest rate of

3.5 percent, and an additional

$0.83 per $1000 valuation. The

current average single-family

home valuation in Millis is about

$357,000, and the current average

property tax bill is about

$6,200. There would have been

no restrictions on how the town

could have used the property,

Smith said.

According to a January 2016

report for Toll Brothers by ESE

Consultants, the completed community

will add an estimated 509

new Millis residents once the

community is fully built-out and

sold through.

Although that population consists

solely of adults and would

not add school-age children to

the Millis school system, it could

foster intra-town movement,

with current Millis empty-nesters

moving into the new community

and families with school-age children

taking their place in existing

Millis homes.

The community will have

its own slew of private services

like trash pickup, snow plowing,

and road maintenance, all paid

for through a homeowner association

fee estimated at $350 per

month per housing unit. The development

also includes a sewage

treatment plant.

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On February 16, the Massachusetts

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Resources hosted a regional

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Holliston, Pepperell, Littleton

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The ESBC held a community

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This first public forum provided

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Historic Property in Millis Free to New Home

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The barn was built in 1800

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and they’re set to be demolished,

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site, which it intends to raze. The

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have only 60 days or the structure

can get razed,” says Nathan

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dismantle it and repurpose the

structure,” says Maltinsky, who

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When Paula Fraser retired

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lights.” Later, she adds to it to

make it more three-dimensional.

“I step back and say, ‘Oh, my

god, I did that!’” she says. “I surprise

myself at how it comes out,

although sometimes…it doesn’t,”

she laughs.

Fraser’s only regret, she says,

is not having begun her artwork

at a younger age, but, she says,

“Time didn’t work out. I was

working two jobs and raising a

family. I didn’t know I had this

in me. I knew I was creative, but

I didn’t know I could draw and

paint like I do. says the mother

two and grandmother of five.

Fraser says she’s still growing

and experimenting with different

avenues of art, such as landscapes,

portraits and still life. She

enjoys painting from her travels

with her husband and with

friends, which have taken her to

every continent excluding Antarctica.

“I try to paint from the different

areas,” she says, “It reminds

me of the times we’ve had, the

experiences we’ve had.”

You can take a look at Paula’s

work at her website

March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 9

Upcoming at Millis Rec!



Teams of 4 will be pitted

against each other in this fun

night of bowling! You can form

your own team, or register as an

individual and we’ll assign you to

a team. Lanes fill up quickly so

register your team now! Registrations

need to be in ASAP! See if

you can win the coveted trophy!

Ryan’s Family Amusement,

1170 Main Street, Millis

Ages: 13+ , Saturday, 3/5

6-9 p.m., $20 per person


March 9

The bus will pick the kids up

from the Veterans Memorial

Building at 12 p.m. - SHARP!-

and head out to Nashoba Valley

Snow Tube Park. The kids will

enjoy a two-hour block of snow

tubing. The bus will arrive back

in Millis at approximately 4 p.m.

Please note: lunch will NOT be

provided. The admission is for

bus and snow tubing pass only.

Helmets are optional, and you

must bring your own. Chaperones


Nashoba Valley Snow

Tube Park, 12-4 p.m.,

grades 5-8, $40


Knucklebones, March 9

With a combined over 40

seasons and countless variations

in other countries, Survivor and

Amazing Race have created

some of the greatest challenges

known to man. Replicating

scores of these challenges participants

will engage in mental,

physical and creative tasks.

From a giant puzzle to a rolling

boulder, and knot tying to being

bound together while working to

get through a maze, participants

will be presented with their very

own season. *Please indicate on

your registration form if your

child needs to be escorted over

to the Veterans Memorial Building

at dismissal time. *Includes

Pizza/drink for lunch.

Veterans Memorial

Building, Gym, Grades: 4-8,

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $35


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Century Health Systems,

March 9

Learn the basics of being safe

when home alone for short periods

of time. Learn how to answer

the telephone and door, internet

safety, accident prevention and

fire protection. We also cover

some simple 1st aid techniques.

We will watch a short movie and

also role play.

Veterans Memorial

Building, Room 130 Grades

4-5, 1-3 p.m., $50


Juanita Allen Kingsley,

Century Health Systems,

March 9

This American Academy of

Pediatrics course covers how to

handle the basics of infant and

children childcare, how to react

responsibly to medical emergencies

and injuries, and how to

perform first aid for common

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childhood injuries and illnesses.

Please bring a snack to class.

Veterans Memorial

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Grades: 5-8, 3-6 p.m., $55


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Kingsley, Century Health

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This credentialed course is designed

for lay-persons whomay

need to respond to a first-aid

emergency. We teachparticipants

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camp counselors, Scoutleaders,

youth organizations, coaches,

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5th Annual Medway Shamrock Shuffle 5K March 12

Registration Now Open Online for Annual Race

Benefitting MEPTO

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Ready, get set, go! The Medway

Elementary Parent Teacher

Organization (MEPTO) proudly

presents its 5th annual Shamrock

Shuffle 5K run on Saturday,

March 12. Registration for the

race—which begins at 9 a.m. at

Medway High School (88 Summer

Street)—is now open online

at www.medwayshamrockshuffle.

Last year, despite a cold and

very snowy winter, nearly 500

runners and walkers from Medway

and surrounding communities

turned out for the chilly 3.1

mile race. Overall, the Shamrock

Shuffle has raised more than

$35,000 in support of enrichment

programs, new technology,

and other materials and activities

in Medway’s elementary schools.

The 5K course winds through

the scenic back roads of Medway

and is open to runners and

walkers of all ages and abilities,

including children and families.

There will be an early bib pick

up and onsite registration at

Medway High School on Friday,

March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Same

day race registration will also


Registration is $30 for adults

and $15 for kids ages 17 and

under. Gift cards donated by

Sports Authority will be awarded

to the top three male and female

finishers. Prizes will also be

handed out to the most spirited

male and female runner.

This year’s “Shamrock Silver”

sponsors include Rutland

Nurseries, Star Market, Direct

Tire, and

“Kiss the Blarney Bronze” sponsors

are Sports Authority, Mickey

Cassidy’s, PARADIGM Private

Wealth, Anytime Fitness, Medfield

Orthodontics, Middlesex

Savings Bank, Custom Apparel,

and Santos Auto Body. Professional

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All funds raised through

MEPTO go directly to Medway’s

elementary schools, supporting

enrichment programs,

school supplies, cultural arts programming,

teacher appreciation

events, and other materials and

activities that enhance elementary

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March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 11

Medway Public Library March Youth Events

Toddler Jam: Every Tuesday

and Wednesday, 11 a.m.,

Newborns – 3 year-olds are

invited to this drop-in program

of stories, fingerplay and songs

accompanied by mountain

dulcimer. Children must be

accompanied by parent/


It’s Storytime!: Every

Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.,

Ages 10 months-5 years.* A

drop-in story time with songs,

stories, and craft. All children

must be accompanied by a

caregiver. * These ages are

flexible! If you think your

children will enjoy story time,

please bring them.

Paws to Read: Wednesday,

March 2nd, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Interested in reading to a cuddly

friend? Sign up by calling (508)

533-3217 or come in and talk

to our staff at the Circulation

desk to register. Each child

will get a 15 minute one-onone

reading session with our

wonderful visiting therapy dogs.

Children must be able to read

independently. Grades 2-6.

Science is Everywhere-

Genetics, Part 2: Thursday,

March 10th, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Come explore the world

of DNA: We will continue our

journey and look at the structure

of DNA and complete a DNA

extraction. Ages 7 and up.

Register in advance.Brought

to you with federal funds

provided by the Institute of

Museum and Library Services

and administered by the

Massachusetts Board of Library


Ecotarium Presents: Sun

Angles and Seasons: Friday,

March 11th, 2-3 p.m.

Why do we have seasons?

How do the positions of the

sun and Earth change over

the course of the day and the

course of the year? How can we

measure these changes? Ages

7 and up. Register in advance.

Brought to you with federal

funds provided by the Institute

of Museum and Library

Services and administered by

the Massachusetts Board of

Library Commissioners.

LEGO Club: Wednesday,

March 16th, 4-5 p.m., Grades

1 and up. Register in advance.

Sponsored by Friends of the

Medway Library.

Hands-on Art History:

Architecture: Monday, March

21st, 4 p.m.

Ages 7 and up. Register in


Spring Craft: Friday, March

25th, drop in 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make some refreshing

decorations for Springtime! Ages

5 and up.

Elementary Book Club:

Monday, March 28th, 4 p.m.

This month we are reading

The Miniature World of Marvin

and James by Elise Broach. Pick

up a copy at the Circulation

Desk. Registration preferred but

not required. Best for grades

2 thru 5 but anyone who has

read or listened to the story is


Minecraft Craft Program:

Tuesday, March 29th, 3:30 to

5:30 p.m.

Fans of MINECRAFT! Let’s

make some fun stuff based on

your favorite game!

For more information and to

register for events and programs


Contact Children’s Librarian,

Lucy Anderson, with any

questions at landerson@minlib.

net or (508) 533-3217.



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expand our Mortgage Loan Department.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Senior Loan Processors - to originate and process mortgage and

consumer loans. This position requires strong communication skills.

Candidates should have experience reviewing income, credit and asset

documentation as well as assisting borrowers to the closing with ease.

Mortgage Originator (Inside Sales) – to originate mortgage and

consumer loans in our Whitinsville Branch. This position requires

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Fur Bowl 2016 Purr-Fect Cat Shelter Fundraiser March 6

Come join the fun of FUR

BOWL 2016, a bowling fundraiser

to benefit the Purr-fect

Cat Shelter. The Fur Bowl will

be held Sunday, March 6, 2016

at Ryan Family Amusements,

1170 Main St. (Rt. 109) Millis.

Bowling begins at 3:30 p.m.

Bowler check-in and registration

will begin at 3 p.m. Get together

with your family, friends and coworkers

and enjoy an afternoon

of bowling fun and raffles to

help us raise much needed funds

for the homeless animals cared

for by the Purr-fect Cat Shelter.

Registration is $20 per bowler

and includes 2 games of bowling,

shoe rental and refreshments.

Registered participants will also

be entered for a chance to win a

$25 Especially for Pets Gift Card.

All ages and skill levels are invited

to participate.

The Purr-fect Cat Shelter will

also be picking the winner of

While You’re Away Cat Sitting, LLC

our MA Lottery Scratch Ticket

Raffle at the Fur Bowl. This

event is your last opportunity to

enter for a chance to win 100

- $5 MA Lottery Scratch Tickets.

Raffle tickets are $10 each

and will be available at the Fur

Bowl. To purchase your raffle

ticket prior to the Fur Bowl, or

for more information about

these fundraisers, contact us at,

call the Message Center at (508)

533-5855 or visit our website All

proceeds of the Fur Bowl and

our MA Lottery Ticket Raffle go

directly to the care and shelter of

Medway Rabies Clinic April 9

Event Open to All

homeless cats and kittens.

The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is

a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer

organization providing care

and shelter to homeless cats and

kittens with the ultimate goal of

finding permanent loving homes

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From Home Projects to Sky

Exploration, The Library’s Got It

Millis and Medway Libraries Offer Much More than Books

By J.D. O’Gara

Spring and Summer at Medway Community Education

Medway Community Education is pleased to offer

our spring and summer programs for all area residents.

Our spring programs for preschool-aged children include

art, sports, music, swim lessons as well as a yoga

program for mothers and children. Our youth programs

include many sports and fitness programs, including floor

hockey, dodge ball, karate, running, golf, swimming, ice

skating, horseback riding and archery. We also offer the

Red Cross babysitting course and a home alone safety


A variety of programs are available for teens and high

school students including a First Aid and CPR course,

car maintenance, driver’s education classes, college SAT

and ACT test prep courses, and more.

During the April vacation week, we will be offering an

exciting Light & Sound program demonstrating fascinating

laser lights, sound waves and numerous other light

and sound technology. Also, if your child loves to stay

Have a do-it-yourself project

for which you need a stud-finder?

Save a few bucks and come on

down to the Millis Public Library

to borrow theirs. Thinking

of planting a garden and not sure

of your soil’s pH? Use the money

you would have spent on that

soil-testing kit on seeds instead

by borrowing the soil testing kit

from the library.

The Millis Public Library has

a wealth of items beyond books

for patrons to check out. You

might have known that they have

movies and CDs, but did you

know that they have a number

of laptops and noise-reducing

earphones you can borrow for inlibrary

use? You may also check

out games, knitting needles, a

sewing machine, a clip-on pedometer,

cake pans of all kinds

of shapes, a security labeling kit,

an energy reduction kit for your

home, a selfie stick and more!

Would-be astronomers might

want to borrow the library’s telescope

and space binoculars (in

addition to those books on astronomy).

Medway residents needn’t

feel left out. They will not only

have access some tools and other

unique items courtesy of their

library, but they’ll also have a

space in which to create with

the Medway Library’s “Makerspace”

Project. According to the

Medway Library’s website www., a Makerspace is

a “creative, do-it-yourself (DIY)

space where people can gather

to create, invent and learn.” The

Medway Library’s Makerspace

will include a 3D printer, scanner,

new computers and video cameras

thanks to Medway Cable

active with a variety of games, please join our three-day

vacation program with F.A.S.T. Athletics.

Adults will have the opportunity to choose from a

wide variety of fitness programs including golf, aerobics,

Zumba, yoga, boot camp, tai chi, meditation, and water

aerobics. Also available are classes in beekeeping, flyfishing,

CPR and First Aid certification, digital photography,

plus business and finance programs. This spring,

we are offering our most popular Day in New York City

trip on Saturday, April 30.

Our Summer Adventures program that runs from

June 27th through August 12th, has some exciting

changes. We will be offering this one to seven-week program

at Burke School for children entering grades K-4

and at Choate Park for children entering grades 4-8 with

exciting activities for all children.

Also in our summer program selection is our oneweek

musical theatre production with Elaine Kessler.

Access Television. It will also

feature sewing machines, a loom,

the CAD software and design

software needed to use that 3D

printer, a tool bench with tools

including soldering irons, and

crafting and hardware supplies.

Our summer art classes and our new science and STEM

classes offer a variety of choices for students. Join us for

the exciting summer farming programs with our friends

at Medway Community Farm and for a variety of sports

and fitness programs.

Please watch for our brochures or visit us online and

browse our Spring and Summer Brochures for detailed

information on all programs in early March at www. You may register online with FamilyID,

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Living Healthy

Eyelid Margin Disease

By Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D.,

Milford Franklin Eye Center

Eyelid margin disease, including

blepharitis, occurs when the

eyelids become coated with oily

particles and bacteria near the

base of the eyelashes. This condition

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What causes blepharitis?

Everyone has bacteria on the

surface of their skin, but in some

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with meibomianitis— a dysfunction

and inflammation of

the nearby oil glands of the eyelids

(called meibomian glands).

Blepharitis is also common in

association with a skin disorder

called rosacea. In this case, we

call the eyelid problem “ocular


What is ocular rosacea?

People who have acne rosacea,

a common skin condition causing

pimple-like bumps and facial

redness may suffer from ocular

rosacea. This can affect the eyelids

with redness and swelling. If

you have ocular rosacea, reduce

alcohol, caffeine and chocolate in

your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids

(fish oil and flaxseed oil) are also

helpful. Doxycycline or similar

derivatives can help improve the

dysfunctional oil glands as well

as both facial and eye symptoms.

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Some people with oily (seborrheic)

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mites (demodex folliculorum),

and their waste materials cause

clogging of follicles at roots of

eyelashes, and in some cases

might be associated with development

of skin conditions such

as rosacea and blepharitis. Another

version of these mites (demodex

brevis) can be found more

generally in oil glands of the skin

and eyelids, which also may contribute

to blepharitis symptoms.

While presence of these tiny

mites is common in everyone,

researchers speculate that some

people develop demodex blepharitis

due to unusual allergic or immune

system reactions leading to


What if I get a stye?

A stye develops from an eyelash

follicle or an eyelid oil gland

that becomes clogged from excess

oil, debris or bacteria. Styes

can be a complication of blepharitis.

If you have a stye, treat it

like you treat blepharitis, and if

not better within two weeks, see

your ophthalmologist.

How is blepharitis


Blepharitis is often a chronic

condition, but it can be controlled

with the following treatment:

• Warm compresses. Wet a

clean washcloth with warm

water, wring it out and place

it over your closed eyelids for

at least one minute. Repeat

two or three times, rewetting

the washcloth as it cools. This

will loosen scales and debris

around your eyelashes. It also

helps dilute oil secretions from

nearby oil glands, preventing

the development of a chalazion

(stye)-an enlarged lump

caused by clogged oil secretions

in the eyelid.


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Living Healthy


continued from page 14

• Eyelid scrubs. Using a clean

washcloth, cotton swab or

commercial lint-free pad

soaked in warm water and

few drops of baby shampoo,

gently scrub the base of your

eyelashes for about 15 seconds

per eyelid.

• Antibiotic ointment. Your

ophthalmologist may prescribe

an antibiotic ointment.

Using a clean fingertip or cotton

swab, gently apply a small

amount at the base of the eyelashes

before bedtime.

• Artificial tears or steroid eye

drops may also be prescribed

temporarily to relieve dry eye

or inflammation.

Specific treatment of demodex

blepharitis: A commercial

eyelid scrub combined with

tea tree oil may be effective for

treating this type of blepharitis.

The target here is to reduce the

population of the mite (demodex).

Other reported treatments

of demodex blepharitis include

sulfur oil and steroids. An antiparasitic

gel (metronidazole) also

has shown effectiveness as a treatment.

Eyelid margin disease is very

common. With a full time external

disease specialist on premises,

our center offers state of the art

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interaction into his daily life and was offered an

opportunity to volunteer at the Medway Police

Department by Allen Tingley who was then the

Lieutenant, in October 2004. The general job

description was for “custodial and some light

maintenance” work. Since then he has been volunteering

6 days a week for 1-2 hours at a time,

longer when a particular task is more involved

than usual.

Gatulis is willing to take on any custodial task

such as cleaning the station, washing police vehicles,

repairing broken or damaged equipment,

and miscellaneous yard work or snow cleanup

when necessary.

“Over the years Frank has saved the Police

Department a tremendous amount of money by

volunteering his time,” said Police Chief Allan

Tingley. He continued, “Frank has become an

invaluable member of the department and we

count ourselves very lucky to know such a wonderful


Gatulis has always enjoyed using his skills to

help others – a trait he says he inherited from his

parents. He previously served on the board of

Medway Cable and provided services and oversight

to several renovation projects at the station.

These days, in addition to providing a valuable

service to the Police Department he sees his volunteer

commitment as giving him daily structure,

commitment, social interaction, and physical exercise.

He also values the relationships he has developed

with the officers and staff at the station.

“Being able to help out at the Police Department

is nothing like doing a regular job. It’s more like

going out to help your friends. The entire Police

Department staff is a great bunch of people who

respect each other and the people they have to

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Book Donations Needed!

Friends of the Millis Library Spring Book Sale April 2

Time again to clean your

bookshelves! The Friends of

the Millis Public Library are

seeking donations for our Spring

Book Sale. All gently used books,

DVDs, audio books and CDs accepted-No

VHS tapes, cassettes,

toys, text books, encyclopedias or

magazines please. Please make

sure that items donated are in

saleable condition. You can

bring donations to the Friends

Room inside the Millis Public

Library located on 961 Main St.

in Millis during business hours.

For more information, call the

library at (508) 376-8282.

The Friends of the Millis Public

Library will hold its Annual

Spring Book Sale on Saturday,

April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

in the Roche Bros. Community

Room. The library is located on

961 Main St. (Rt.109) in Millis.

Open to the public and all are


Again this year is a Friends of

the Library preview and sale for

current members being held on

Friday, April 1 from 6-8 pm. One

great benefit of being a Friend is

first pick of everything! New

membership applications will be

accepted that night. No book

dealers please—dealers are welcome

to come on Saturday and


On Sunday, April 3 from 1 to

3 p.m. there will be a special sale.

Each bag of books, etc. will cost

$5 on that day. Bags will be provided

for this sale.

Proceeds help support the

purchase of museum passes and

programs for the library. The

Friends sponsor 3 book sales annually.

For more information,

visit http://www.millislibrary.

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Citizens are getting together to oppose Spectra

Energy’s latest Access Northeast project, a

proposal to build a 30-inch high pressure gas

pipeline 21.2 miles through nine towns: Bellingham,

Medway, Millis, Franklin, Norfolk, Walpole,

Sharon, Canton and Stoughton.

The Greater Franklin Node of 350 Massachusetts,

a a grassroots statewide network of climate

activists with nodes (chapters) from the Berkshires

to Cape Cod, held a number of open forums in

February to inform residents. They meet twice

month, on the first and third Thursdays of the

month, at 7 p.m., at the First Universalist Society

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Public Hearing


The Millis Public School

Committee will hold a Public

Hearing on the proposed

2016-2017 School Department

Budget on Tuesday,

March 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in

the Millis MS/HS Library at

245 Plain Street, Millis MA.

The School Committee welcomes

comments from the

public on its budget proposal.

March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 19

Southern Rail Bluegrass Concert

at Medway Library 3/20

The toe-tappingest, footstompingest

group ever to grace

the Cole Room will be back at

the Medway Public Library Sunday

March 20, 3-5 p.m.

The Friends of the Medway

Public Library are sponsoring

this benefit concert to raise

money for the Library. Southern

Rail Bluegrass music always

is a hit with all ages. The room

layout allows the band and audience

to interact, making this a

very good venue for live music.

Easy access and a big indoor

lobby make this a perfect

“trial concert” for children who

might not be able to sit through

a concert in a more formal setting,

since parents can take them

out to the lobby where they can

dance to the music.

Audience members have the

opportunity to mingle with band

members at intermission and

after the show. For new fans and

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substance abuse panel of local experts, including

Fire Chief Jeff Lynch and Police Chief Allen

Tingley, on the nationwide drug and opioid epidemic

and the effect it has on students and the

school community. The purpose of the evening

was to provide an overview of what is happening

at the state and national level and to support

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families in prevention, detection, and providing

treatment resources.

Additionally, they participated in a Chief ’s

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21. Both Chiefs are working on ways to

better serve the community and provide families

with resources in dealing with this problem.

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Fun Medway Lions March Events


Dance - March 6th, 2016

(1-4 p.m.)

Each March, images spring to

mind, of girls in pretty dresses and

bows, dancing on their father’s shoes

as their fathers twirl them around with

twinkles in their eyes and smiles on

their faces, because March is the time

of year for The Annual Fathers and

Daughters Dance, proudly sponsored

by the Medway Lions Club.

Girls ages 3 and older are invited to

bring their date – dad, uncle, grandfather,

etc. – to the event. The dance is

open to all in Medway and surrounding

communities and will take place at

the Medway High School cafeteria.

Admission ($7) is payable at the door.

Photographs are taken to commemorate

the event, which typically includes

games and light refreshments. It’s a fun

time for all.

Annual Pancake Breakfast -

March 20th, 2016

(8 a.m. – 12 noon)

One of the more enjoyable fundraising

efforts is our annual “All You

Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast at the

Medway High School cafeteria. Hundreds

of our friends, family, neighbors

in Medway and surrounding communities

as well as Lions from around the

district join us for a sumptuous breakfast,

which boasts a menu of pancakes,

scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and

“Joe’s famous quiche.” Photographs

with the Easter Bunny, a coloring contest

for the kids and raffle prizes round

out an enjoyable time for all! Admission

prices: $8 for Adults and $6 for

Senior Citizens and Children under

10, payable at the door. Come join us!

We appreciate the many people in

the community who volunteer their

time to ensure that the event is a success,

the many local businesses who

purchase advertising featured on the

placemats at the Breakfast, as well as

those businesses who donate their services

and goods for the event.

Local Student

Earns Dean’s

List Honors

Kasey Aulenback, daughter of Richard &

Tammy Aulenback of Millis, MA has been

named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015

Semester at Providence College. The honor

is reserved for students who have achieved a

GPA of 3.55, with a minimum of 12 credits.

The list is issued twice per year during the fall

and spring terms. Kasey Aulenback is a member

of the class of 2016 majoring in History &

Secondary Education.

Church of Christ Free Community Dinner and Game

Night March 18

The Church of Christ at 142 Exchange St., Millis will offer a Free Community

Dinner and Game Night on Friday, March 18. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm. Following

the dinner, we will have a fun night playing board games and sharing conversation

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Millis Fire Chief among

Graduates of Management

Training Program

Chief Richard

Barrett, of Millis Fire

Department, was

among 27 fire officers

that graduated from

the 22nd offering of

the Massachusetts

Firefighting Academy’s

Chief Fire Officer


Training Program on

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2016. The 13-week

program was developed

in accordance with National

Fire Protection Association

Standards for chief fire officers,

and is delivered jointly by the

Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for

Public Management at the University

of Massachusetts and the

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.

It is a comprehensive course

providing training in the non-fire

suppression aspects of managing

fire departments.

Millis Resident Wins Award

Luke Ostrowski, Private Mortgage Banker,

of Millis, recently won United Bank’s “Chairman’s

Club” Award, an internal award given to

employees based on their mortgage production.

Ostrowski joined United Bank in 2014 and has

over 14 years of experience in financial services/

mortgage lending. Prior to United, Ostrowski

was a Senior Mortgage Banker with Residential

Mortgage Services, Inc. and held similar roles at

Citizens Bank, Bank of America and JP Morgan

Chase. While at Citizens, he received a similar

accolade when he was named to the President’s

Club. Luke is based at United’s Loan Production

Office in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Dragonflies and

Bees, Oh My!

Millis Garden Club Program March 15

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell

the difference? What attracts and keeps butterflies, dragonflies,

and bees in your yard? On Tuesday, March 15, the Millis Garden

Club, in partnership with the Millis Public Library, will sponsor

a program on Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees at the Millis Library

at 7 p.m.

Explore the world of these beautiful flying insects through

photographs and video. Learn about the important role they

play in our communities. Speaker Joy Marzolf is a naturalist at

Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. She

has photographed butterflies and dragonflies throughout New

England, Europe, and even Australia. The program is free and

open to the public. Hospitality begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on this program or MGC membership,

contact Beverly Temple at

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Millis Girls 4x200 Relay Team -

a Force Come of Age

By Christopher Tremblay

In the past, the numbers for

the Millis girls track team just

were not there, and without

a large contingency of bodies

to participate in the numerous

events, it was rather difficult for

the Mohawks to compete, never

mind win. That is, until recently.

Three years ago, Laura Connor

took over the program and

has steadily been increasing the

number of bodies on her team

to where they can be competitive

within the Tri-Valley League.

“The first year I took over,

I tried recruiting students every

possible chance that I got. I don’t

think that there was a single individual

in any of my classes that

I didn’t try to get to run track

for me,” she said. “The first two

years found the numbers in the

20’s, but this year we have 40-

plus girls on the team. With these

extra numbers we’ve been able to

field a team that can compete in

events that we have taken part in,

in the past.”

One of those events is the

4x200 relay, where the Millis

girls have been putting up some

phenomenal numbers this season

participating in Invitationals.

The quartet is led by elder statesman

Katie Malewicz, a Millis

sophomore. The rest of the team

consists of three freshman runners

in Sara Schildwachter, Ciara

Moynihan and Morgan Kane.

Although its members are all

relatively new to the high school,

the foursome has been running

as a team for the past few years.

“They’ve been running together

since the seventh grade

with us, their score just didn’t

count,” said Connor. “Now that

they are in the high school, we

can actually count their scores in

our meets, and being so young,

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Thus far, the quartet has finished

fifth in the Division 5 Relay

Tournament and grabbed an

impressive second place finish

in the Freshman/Sophomore

Meet. According to Connor, the

girls have yet to solidify a specific

rotation in the event despite their

strong performances.

Millis Athletic Director Chuck

Grant has been impressed to say

the least at what Connor has

been able to get out of these

young girls as well as the rest of

the track team.

“The program has improved

by leaps and bounds. We use to

be the doormat of the league,

but Laura’s ability to get the kids

out of the hallways and harness

their strengths has turned us into

a competitive program.” Grant

said. “Our program numbers

have increased by 300 percent

since her appointment.”

In addition to the 4x200 relay

– Moynihan and Malewicz also

run the 4x400 for Millis along

with Parousia Cruz and Hannah

MacDonald. The 4x400 team

took third place in the Relay

Meet. Not only has the 4x200

team qualified to participate

in the State Tournament, each

member has qualified to take

This young Millis girls 4x200 relay team has been running together

since its three freshmen (there’s one sophomore) were in 7th grade.

Now that their scores count, the runners are taking off and making a

name for Millis Girls Track. From left to right Sara Schildwachter, Ciara

Moynihan, Katie Malewicz and Morgan Kane.

part in an individual event as

well: Malewicz will run the 300,

while Schildwachter, Moynihan

and Kane have all qualified in

the 55-meter dash.

While Connor has managed

to get the number of female athletes

to come out for the team,

it has been first year Assistant

Coach Liz Schildwachter who

has worked relentlessly with the

sprinters and the relay teams to

get them where they are today.

“The girls have been really

receptive to Liz’s coaching, and

moving forward, I feel this team

is only going to get better,” the

Millis Coach said. “If we continue

to work hard, we’ll keep

moving forward. Other teams

in the league are starting to take

notice; originally they didn’t see

us as a competitive team. Now,

they do.”

As the Mohawks continue to

work hard under Connor and

Schildwachter, they will only get

better, the question is how much

better will they become and will

anyone be able to catch them.

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Medway-Ashland Gearing Up

for Hockey Tourney


No one can accuse the Medway-Ashland

girls ice hockey

team of being inconsistent. The

program is seven years old, and

it’s qualified for tourney play in

all of those seven seasons.

The co-op team, which also

includes skaters from Millis and

Holliston, had a 9-4-3 record at

Local Town Pages deadline and

soon will be gearing up for another

tournament run. Last year,

coach Kurt Carter’s squad went

15-5-4 overall, bowing out of

the playoffs after losing to Milton.

The girls’ deepest advance

in tourney action came in 2014

when they were eliminated by

Sandwich in the semifinals.

“During our early years our

objective was to get to the playoffs,’’

Carter said. “This season

our goal is to compete for a state

championship. It’s a realistic expectation.

We’re glad we qualified

for the playoffs but the key

now is to peak at the right time.’’

Medway-Ashland’s strengths

outweigh its deficiencies, making

the co-op contingent a viable

force in the Western Division

of the Southeast Mass. Girls

Hockey League, which includes

Franklin, King Philip, Westwood,

Dover-Sherborn, Medfield and

Walpole. “Our skill level is good,

we’ve got depth, we’re technically

sound and we can score,’’

Carter said. “On the flip side,

we’re young, inexperienced and

could be more confident.’’

Carter usually adjusts his

team’s style to the type of talent

on his roster. This season, he

says, “we’ve taken an aggressive

approach to the puck, our forechecking

is strong, and we’ve got

the speed and skill to get back on


The squad’s two senior captains

— center Kerryann Goode

of Medway and defenseman

Kasey Thoresen of Ashland —

are four-year veterans and no

doubt key cogs for the tourney.

“Kerryann became our first career

100-point scorer (10 goals,

22 assists this season),’’ Carter

said. “She’s got a high hockey

IQ, she’s skilled, skates well and

is quick. She’s a strong and accurate

shooter. Kasey is our leader

on defense. A smart competitor,

she’s strong, physical, tough and

wins her battles.’’

Medway’s Gabriella Airosus,

a junior left wing, and Holliston’s

Ashley Fondo, a junior

right wing, form the team’s first

line with Goode. “Gabriella is a

finesse player,’’ Carter said. “A

hard-worker, she can shoot and

gets her share of points. Ashley

has speed and power and she can

score, too.’’ Through 16 games,

Fondo had 16 goals and 13 assists

for 29 points and Airosus had 5

goals and 16 assists for 21 points.

Another key to Medway-Ashland’s

longevity in the playoffs

is freshman goalie Rachel Gittings

of Medway, whose goalsagainst

average was 2.19 after 16

games. Carter admires her fundamentally

sound style. “Rachel

has great composure,’’ he said.

“She’s instinctive and she plays

the angles well.’’

Sophomores Ally Smith of

Millis and Caroline Werner of

Holliston, along with Thoresen,

provide Medway-Ashland with

a formidable back-line defense.

“Ally and Caroline both have a

high hockey IQ, they play strong

and their skill level is good,’’

Carter said.

A senior whom Carter rates

highly is center Kaitlyn Auen of

Ashland. He admires her senior

leadership but he also likes her

intense style of play. “Kaitlyn is

very fast and she can change the

momentum of a game,’’ Carter


The team’s green line, named

for the shade of its warm-up

jerseys, consists of sophomore

Maddy Hornung at center, soph

Katie McGoff at left wing and

junior Colleen Reardon at right

wing (7 goals, 6 assists). All hail

from Ashland. “They’re good

skaters, highly skilled, fast, strong

and have scoring potential,’’

Carter noted.

Carter acknowledges that his

team is young and has depth, and

that’s evident with the likes of juniors

Rae Lambert (Medway left

wing), Kathryn Johnston (Holliston

right wing) and Lexi Maher

(Ashland defenseman) and sophs

Morgan Perry (Holliston right

wing) and Meghan Moriarty

(Ashland center). “Our future

looks bright with this group,’’

Carter said. “Their talent level

is very good.’’

The 50-year-old Carter, who’s

lived in Medway for 11 years and

is a vice president of finance for

Acronis (software company), has

been the program’s only head

coach since its inception, and his

passion for the program is obvious,

especially when the name of

the late Maddie Lamson is part

of the conversation. She died in

an auto accident last fall.

“Her loss impacted us on a

daily basis,’’ he said. “She was a

great example of why I love this

program. She had a relentless

desire to improve and she constantly

strived to be the best she

could be. She was a three-year

player and was a captain.’’

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Millis Council on Aging March Events

Annual St. Patricks Day Feast

on Wednesday, March 16th at

noon. We will be serving home

cooked corned beef with all the

fixings. Patty will be making ice

cream pies for desert. Please sign

up ASAP.

Volunteers Needed: The

possibilities for volunteers are

almost limitless and are not only

for seniors. Community members

of all ages, willing to share

their special expertise, become

involved with seniors or just want

to help out, are welcome. There

are many volunteer opportunities


Hair Dresser: We will have a

hairdresser available at the Center

for cuts from 10:30 a.m. —12

p.m. on March 11th. Please call

the Center at (508) 376-7051

to schedule an appointment.

If you are unable to get to the

Center and would like a home

cut, please let us know, we can

arrange a time for you. $10 at

the Center, $15 for a home appointment.

Veterans Property Tax Work

Off Program: If you are a military

veteran and own and live

in your Millis home you may

be eligible to participate in the

Town’s Veteran’s Tax Work-Off

program. Veterans can enroll

in the program at the Veterans

Memorial Building located at

900 Main Street. Veterans may

have the opportunity to work up

to 100 hours annually with a resulting

property tax credit of up

to $1,000. The program is very

similar to the Senior Tax Work-

Off program which allows any

homeowner age 60 and older

to receive a comparable benefit

which is exempt from Massachusetts

income tax only. There is no

age restriction with the Veterans

Program. Please apply now as

the program has already started

for the FY17 period.

Openings Supportive Day

Group: This is a specifically designed

program for elders or

disabled individuals who are

suffering from mild to moderate

cognitive difficulties or who cannot

stay at home alone during

the day. The Group at the Millis

Senior Center has a wonderful

environment and atmosphere

as it is a small group setting. We

can enrich the lives of seniors

living alone, with care-taking

spouses needing respite, or seniors

living with active families.

Everyone enjoys our memory

enhancement program, chair

exercises, board games, trivia,

bingo, crafts, cards, music, singing,

movies, laughter and more.

We benefit seniors who are depressed

or lonely and missing a

sense of community. We value

our families but it’s wonderful to

have friends your own age. Call

Patty at 376-7051 for more information.

Afternoon Scrabble: We will

be playing Scrabble every Tuesday

at 1p.m. Come on down.

Computer Tutoring: Ralph

Dunlea will be here every Tuesday

from 10-12 to teach computer


Bingo: We will be playing

every Wednesday at 12:15. The

last Wednesday of the month the

Friends of Millis COA are sponsoring

a Super Bingo game. The

winner of the last game will be

awarded $25. All seniors are welcome

and no sign up is necessary.

Fuel Assistance Applications:

The Fuel Assistance

Program can help you pay for

heating your house or apartment,

between November 1st

and April 30th. This program

can help pay a portion of your

home heating bill. If your rent

includes heat, the Fuel Assistance

Program may help you pay part

of your rent. If you are applying

for the first time, you can apply

at the Center Tuesday, Wednesday

or Friday.



Since 1976

Building • Remodeling • Additions

Kitchens • Baths • Replacement Windows • Decks • Garages

Licensed • Insured • Registered 508-376-5003


Propane Open Sat & Sun

Gas Grill Tanks Filled

Neil Lazzaro

ASE Technician

1292 Washington Street,


Tires & Alignment

Suspension & Steering

Exhaust & Brake

Air Conditioning

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Mass. State Inspection Station

Improvements to Medway Water System

After many years of deferred capital investment

in the infrastructure of the Medway water system,

the current Water & Sewer Commission have been

working to update and improve the Medway water

system for the past several years. Current Water &

Sewer Commissioners include: Chair Robert Wilson,

Cranston Rogers, and Leo O’Rourke.

Now, in year five of this phased update the Department

of Public Services has: replaced all water

meters in town; replaced the Highland Street tank;

replaced lines throughout town including Main,

Village, West, Highland, Adams, and Winthrop

Streets. Some pipes that were replaced dated back

to 1911.

The Water and Sewer Division is charged with

the operation and maintenance of the Town’s

water supply, water treatment, water distribution

and wastewater collection systems. This entails

oversight of the system’s pumping and treatment

facilities located at four drinking water well sites.

Being a groundwater systems, the Town treats its

raw water with the addition of sodium fluoride

for dental health, lime for corrosion control and

sodium hypochlorite for disinfection. All of these

treatment processes require daily manual monitoring

by certified staff as well as with the Department’s

recently installed Supervisory Control

and Data Acquisition system. Drinking water is

pumped to two water storage tanks having a combined

capacity of 2.8 million gallons.

The wastewater system is comprised of approximately

forty-four miles of gravity sewer that discharges

into the treatment facility operated by the

Charles River Pollution Control District. Through

its recent sewer extension project, the Department

now operates and maintains a sewer pump station

located in the Trotter Drive Industrial Park area.

Upcoming projects include:

1. Sewer System Rehabilitation and Repair –


2. Design – Brentwood Neighborhood Water

Main Replacement – 2016

3. Evaluation & Possible Replacement of

Water Services in Dean Street, Gable Way,

Kings Lane Neighborhood – 2016-2017

4. Holliston Street Water Main Replacement –


Note: Due to traffic and transportation concerns,

the Town is purposefully deferring capital

construction work located in arterial roadways

until the completion of the Route 109 Reconstruction


Paul Whitty

“fix it for less, good as new”


service removal of

unwanted equipment

Small Engine Repair

lawn equipment/snowblowers

tuneups • repairs • blade sharpening



March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 25

Congratulations, Prem Pendkar!

Franklin Encore Student Wins 2nd National Gold Medal

for Music in Two Years

A number of students from

Encore Music Academy and

Recording Studios, located in

Franklin and Millis, participate

in the Royal Conservatory

Music Development Program

(RCMDP) assessment sessions

each year. The RCMDP assessment

process represents an

exciting opportunity for music

students, on a national level, to

demonstrate the skills that they

have honed through hard work

and perseverance. Locally, assessments

are held at Encore Music

Academy and Recording Studios,

which is a Founding School

and a regional assessment center

for this internationally acclaimed

Program. Student participants

come from all around the New

England area, many traveling

from as far away as Maine,

Connecticut, New Hampshire,

Vermont, Rhode Island, and

the Cape, while adjudicators

travel from all across Canada in

order to administer the exams.

Not only do adjudicators assess

students based upon ability to

perform on their instrument of

choice within their skill level, but

they also administer academic

assessments in music theory,

harmony, history, and analysis. in Franklin.

The Royal Conservatory Music Prem was also awarded the

Development Program provides National Gold Medal for Level

a recognized national standard 3 Voice in 2014. The RCMDP

of success in music study from awards Gold Medals to the students

beginner to advanced levels. It

who have achieved the

inspires excellence through individual

highest score in the entire coun-

student assessments that try within their specific skill level

are central to the Program, while for each instrument on the Music

also supporting teachers with Development Program assessments.

high-quality and innovative resources.

Prem has been studying

The RCMDP allows students

voice and piano at Encore for

to measure and celebrate over three years. Under the guid-

accomplishments and track their ance of his vocal instructor, Lisa

progress throughout the country. Ostrow, Prem began his studies

All students and teachers across in voice using the curriculum of

the United States are invited to the RCMDP right from the start.

participate, and Encore Music Ostrow, Vocal Director and coowner

Academy and Recording Studios

of Encore Music Acad-

is proud to be able November to offer 4, 2009 emy and Recording Studios,

these opportunities at its own along with her business partner,

facilities, and through outreach Patrick Dreier, had this to say:

to the surrounding communities. “Having already earned High

Prem Pendkar, age 11 of Franklin,

Honors With Distinction, (which

Mass., was recognized by requires a score of 90 or higher),

the Royal Conservatory November Music 11, 2009 in four levels of vocal study with

Development Program John this Peters past III the RCMDP, and High Honors

December when he was Medway awarded Country in Manor three levels of piano, Prem’s

his second National 115 Gold Mollison Medal Street second National Gold Medal is a

Medway, MA 02053

for Level 5 Voice. Prem studies

voice and piano, and enjoys playing

saxophone in the Jazz and

Rock Ensemble at Encore Music

Academy and Recording Studios

Metro West Medical Center

115 Lincoln St

Framingham, MA 01702

true testament to the dedication

he brings to his music studies, the

level of support he receives from

his family, his innate talent, and

his tremendous desire to achieve.

We are immensely proud of will be hosting another round of

this young man and, best of all, regional assessments this spring

Prem is an absolute joy to work and is very much looking forward

with - he is fun and funny, and

to the opportunity to meet

incredibly bright. We could not and interact with young musicians

be more proud of him, as we are

from all over the North-

of all our students.” In May of east. Encore Music Academy

this year, Prem will be taking his and Recording Studios, located

Piano Level 5 assessment, as well at 3 Bent Street in Franklin, MA,

as his Level 6 Vocal assessment. and 352 Village Street in Millis,

He recently received First Class MA, is a Royal Conservatory

Honors with 6755 Distinction 02 for his Music Development Program

Beginner Theory Rudiments Founding School and an official

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students are graded about Encore Music Academy

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on proficiency in the following and Recording Studios and the

areas: Performance; technical requirements;

Royal Conservatory Music De-

aural skills; rhythm; velopment Program, please visit:

and, If sight-reading the Design Group ability. does Encore not receive

this Proof Form by the due date

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March 2

Millis Elementary School

Building Committee second of

three community forums, focused

on reviewing alternatives,

6:30 p.m., Clyde Brown Elementary

School, Millis. ESBC

will review several options for

a new or renovated school

and provide an opportunity to

gather feedback from residents

and address questions that will

inform the development of the

final project recommendation.

Childcare will be provided.

For information on the project,

please visit

March 3

Sandra Elaine Scott, Award-

Winning Author, Speaker and

Trainer Talk & Signing, 7-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main Street, Millis

March 4

Bye Bye, Birdie, Medway High

School, Dr. Arthur L. Bettencourt

Auditorium at Medway

High School, 88 Summer St. in

Medway, 7:30 p.m., tickets $12

at door until sold out.

MERIT Bunco Fundraiser,

7:30 p.m. Millis Amvets, 404

Village St., Millis, $20, to reserve

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Bye Bye, Birdie, Medway High

School, Dr. Arthur L. Bettencourt

Auditorium at Medway

High School, 88 Summer St. in

Medway, 7:30 p.m., tickets $12

at door until sold out.

Teen Bowling Tournament,

6-9 p.m., Ryan’s Family Amusement,

1170 Main St., Millis,

Ages 13+, $20 per person,

teams of 4, through Millis Recreation.

Call (508) 376-7050.

Medway Lions Bottle & Can

collection, starting at 9 a.m., redeemables

curbside or brought

to Medway Oil by 11 a.m. that

day, or dropped off anytime at

Lions Bottles & Cans shed in

front of West Medway Liquors.

Proceeds support community


March 6

FUR BOWL 2016, a bowling

fundraiser to benefit the

Purr-fect Cat Shelter. Ryan

Family Amusements, 1170

Main St. (Rt. 109) Millis. Bowling

begins at 3:30 p.m. Bowler

check-in and registration will

begin at 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon

of bowling fun and

raffles to help us raise much

needed funds for the homeless

animals cared for by the Purrfect

Cat Shelter. Registration

$20 per bowler and includes 2

games of bowling, shoe rental,

refreshments, and a chance to

win a $25 Especially for Pets

Gift Card.

Medway Lions Father/

Daughter Dance, 1-4 p.m.,

Medway High School Cafeteria,

for girls ages 3+ with their

Dad, uncle, Grandfather, etc.,

includes photos, games and

light refreshments. Admission

payable at door $7.

Bye Bye, Birdie, Medway High

School, Dr. Arthur L. Bettencourt

Auditorium at Medway

High School, 88 Summer St. in

Medway, 2:30 p.m., tickets $12

at door until sold out.


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March 8

Millis Public School Committee

Public Hearing on

2016-2017 School Department

Budget, 7:30 p.m., Millis MS/

HS Library, 245 Plain Street,

Millis, public comments welcome

“Home Buying Boot Camp”

in conjunction with Tri-County

Adult Education, Tri-County

Regional Vocational Technical

High School from 6:30 p.m. – 8

p.m. $29 per person, or $40 for

two people, which goes to support

Tri-County Adult Education

Programs. To reserve your

seat, register online at

Click on the “Adult

Education” link. Select “Spring

Registration” then scroll to Personal

Finance or call Shannon

Reynolds at (508) 528-5400,


March 9

Country Line Dancing, fundraiser

for American Diabetes

Association TourdeCure, 7-8

p.m., The Gym, 27 Milliston

Road, Millis, for adults and

teens, $5-10 donation, for more

information, contact Katie.

March 12

Annual Shamrock Shuffle

5K, supports Medway Elementary

Parent Teacher Organization

(MEPTO), Medway High

School, 88 Summer Street, 9

a.m., registration now open

online at


bib pick up and onsite registration

at Medway High School

on Friday, March 11 from 5 to

7 p.m. Same day race registration

will also available.

Medway Democratic Caucus,

Medway High School, 88

Summer Street, Medway,

10:30 a.m., will elect seven

delegates and three alternates

to the 2016 Massachusetts

Democratic Convention (to

be held June 4 at the Tsongas

Arena in Lowell), where

Democrats from across

Massachusetts will gather to

adopt a New Action Agenda.

Open to all registered Democrats

in Medway.

March 15

Millis Garden Club presents

“Butterflies, Dragonflies

and Bees,” Millis Public Library,

7 p.m., featuring Joy

Marzolf, naturalist at Mass

Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife

Sanctuary in Natick. Hospitality

at 6:30 p.m. For more information

on this program or MGC

membership, contact Beverly

Temple at HMT3245@aol.


March 17

Home Alone Safety, Memorial

School, 16 Cassidy Lane,

Medway, 3:30-5:30 p.m., children

learn telephone- and dooranswering

techniques, internet

safety, accident and fire protection

and first aid techniques.

Ages 9-11. Cost: $48, taught by

Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director

of Business Development

for Century Health Systems.

To register, visit http://www.

community-education. For additional

information, please call

Karen Niemczyk at (508) 533-


AHA Pediatric First Aid/

CPR/AED, Memorial School,

16 Cassidy Lane, Medway,

6:30-9:30 p.m. teaches how to

manage a child’s illness and injuries

in the first few minutes

until professional help arrives.

Course content includes first

aid basics, medical emergencies,

injury emergencies, environmental

emergencies, optional

first aid topics and CPR and

AED. Cost: $85, taught by

Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director

of Business Development

for Century Health Systems,

To register, visit http://www.

community-education. For additional

information, please call

Karen Niemczyk at (508) 533-


March 18

CFB’s Got Talent, 7 p.m.,

Millis Middle/High School Auditorium,

245 Plain St., Millis.

Tickets are $5 the show is being

sponsored by the Clyde Brown

Home School Association and

produced by Arlene Lagos.

Free Community Dinner

& Game Night, Church of

Christ, 142 Exchange St., Millis,

Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed

by board games and conversation

for all ages, all welcome.

Sponsored by Men’s Fellowship

group and held in Fellowship

Hall. Call (508) 376-5034 or

visit for more information.

March 19

The Holliston Lions Club

presents 10th Annual Winning

O’ the Green Big Raffle, St.

Joseph’s Center, 145 Holliston

Street, Medway, 7 p.m., $100

per Ticket, (only 300 sold) Includes

a buffet dinner for two

catered by Restaurant 45, Cash

Bar, To purchase, contact Ged

Gove at (508) 429-3984 or ged., or talk to any

Holliston Lion!

March 20

Medway Lions Annual Pancake

Breakfast, Medway High

School Cafeteria, $8 adults, $6

seniors and children under 10,

photos with Easter bunny and

coloring contest, as well as raffle


Southern Rail Bluegrass

Family Concert, Medway Public

Library, 26 High Street,

Medway, Tickets $10 adult,

$5 student, under 12 free. For

more information email

or call (508) 533-3217.

March 27

Happy Easter

March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 27

Proposed Town of Medway

Agricultural Committee

There are more than 100 municipal agricultural

committees throughout Massachusetts. As

an appointed standing committee of the Town

whose members are engaged in farming, an agricultural

committee can:

• Serve as a local voice advocating for the farming


• Provide visibility for farming & promotes agricultural

based economic opportunities.

• Encourage the pursuit of agriculture.

• Work to preserve, revitalize and sustain the

community’s agricultural businesses, its farmland,

and rural character.

• Provide a link to sources of technical, educational,

financial, and business assistance available

to the farming community.

• Help mediate farm related problems or conflicts.

• Work with other Town boards and committees

about issues facing the Town.

In March of 2010 a representative from the

Massachusetts Department of Agriculture spoke

with town residents at a public meeting called to

explore the creation of an Agricultural Committee

in the Town of Medway. At that time there

was not enough resident interest in serving on

the committee to justify creating the committee.

Recently, a resident approached the Board of

Selectmen with a request to revisit the issue and

determine if there was sufficient interest in committee

service at this time. If you would be interested

in learning more and possibly serving on

this committee please contact Conservation Agent

Bridget Graziano at bgraziano@townofmedway.

org or (508) 533-3292.

Put Some Boots

On & Come Have

Some Fun, Y’all!

Country Line Dancing Fundraiser for American Diabetes

Association Tour de Cure


Learn at least five dances!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7-8 p.m.

The Gym

27 Milliston Road, Millis, MA 02054

Adults and Teens, $5-$10 donation

Sponsored by Katie O’Connell & The Gym, For more

information on the event, contact

For information on Tour de Cure, visit

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18 Million SOLD & Counting in Medway & Millis!



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Top Production in 2015

Real estate agents who have

consistently ranked at the top of

the charts are very few in number.

Lorraine Kuney is a real

estate agent who appears there

year after year, and that position

remained constant in 2015.

According to MLS-PIN, Lorraine

Kuney was the #1 agent

for Single Family Listings taken

in Franklin MA in 2015.

Lorraine Kuney was the #1

agent for Single Family Home

Sales in Franklin MA in 2015.

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Lorraine Kuney continues to

be the “most frequently hired

agent in Franklin MA” for Single

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marketer and a blogger on

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Village Mortgage Offers Educational

Seminar for New Homebuyers

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,

Michael Shain, Senior Loan

Originator with Village Mortgage

in Milford, Massachusetts,

will be offering a “Home Buying

Boot Camp” in conjunction with

the Tri-County Adult Education

Program. The seminar will be

held at the Tri-County Regional

Vocational Technical High

School from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the

mortgage process so they can get

a better understanding of how a

loan is approved. Additionally,

they will learn about the roles

the Realtor, lender, attorney and

home inspector play in the home

buying process. Michael will also

discuss the importance of credit

and how to determine how much

home one can afford to buy before

searching for a new home.

The cost is a $29 per person,

or $40 for two people, which goes

to support Tri-County Adult

Education Programs. To reserve

your seat, register online at Click on the

“Adult Education” link. Select

“Spring Registration” then scroll

to Personal Finance or call Shannon

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March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 29

Top Production for January 2016

When the market is a challenging

one, it’s a breath of fresh

air to be able to announce the

accomplishments of those who

have earned a spot among the

champions. The Buliung Todaro

Team of RE/MAX Executive

Realty in Franklin deserves

recognition for the achievements

garnered for the month of January


According to MLS-PIN, The

Buliung Todaro Team was the

#1 Team for Single Family Listings

taken by teams in Franklin

MA for the month of January


The Buliung Todaro Team

was the #1 Team for Market

Share for teams in Franklin MA

for the month of January 2016.

The Buliung Todaro Team is

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The Buliung Todaro Team

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Barbara Todaro is the marketing

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16 Hillcrest Road, Medfield


14D Pleasant Street, Franklin


10 Cottage Street, Medfield


14 Medway Branch, Norfolk


7 Pine House Road, Millis


10 Liberty Road, Medfield


28 Spencer Street, Millis

15 Fleetwood Drive, Norfolk



March 2016 Local Town Pages Page 31

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Let my 17 years experience of selling homes help you with your next move.


170 Maple St. Bellingham MA $130,000

31 Elm St. Upton MA $125,000

722 Worcester Rd. Natick MA $150,000

247 Union St. Millis MA $156,000

267 School St. Northbridge MA $175,000

32 Fisher St. Medway MA $185,000

50 Hartford St. Framingham MA $191,000

51 S. Main St. Milford MA $204,900

612 Main St. Millis MA $208,500

30 Needham St. Norfolk MA $200,000

35 Fountain St. Milford MA $218,000

12 Linden St. Natick MA $225,000

5 DiVittorio Dr. Milford MA $230,000

100 Boardman St. Norfolk MA $240,000

39 Adams St. Millis MA $250,000

25 Stone St. Bellingham MA $235,000

17 Sylvester Rd. Natick MA $274,000

4 High St. Millis MA $255,000

31 Elm St. Upton MA $259,000

124 N. Walker St. Taunton MA $266,000

105 Freeman Bellingham MA $270,000

148 Park St. Wrentham MA $275,000

34 Longfellow Rd. Natick MA $320,000

35 Ruthellen Rd. Framingham MA $291,000

1 Kenart Road Medway MA $307,500

375 Singleterry Ln. Framingham MA $302,500

3 Belmore Rd. Natick MA $345,000

28 Spencer St. Millis MA $328,358

6 Rutledge Rd. Natick MA $365,000

5 Delta Court Franklin MA $360,000

56 Harding St. Milford MA $359,900

25 Ticonderoga Ln. Millis MA $354,000

351 South St. Medfield MA $360,000

693 Cedar St. Walpole MA $385,000

10 Farrant road Natick MA $375,000

31 Pine St. Natick MA $410,000

46-50 Weslyan Street Shrewsberry MA $412,000

62 Lakeshore Dr. Hopkinton MA $425,000

75 Elmer Weymouth MA $421,000

40 Brookdale Rd. Natick MA $438,000

185 Arsenal St. Watertown MA $461,000

1 Warfield Rd. Mendon MA $449,000


244 Robert Road Dedham MA $450,000

6 Kelsey Rd. Natick MA $495,000

100 Walnut St. Natick MA $488,000

30 Jean St. Framingham MA $490,000

27 Stonebridge Rd. Wayland MA $504,000

21 Parkhurst Dr. Ashland MA $520,000

7 Walcott St. Natick MA $535,000

17 Sylvester Rd. Natick MA $547,000

11 Charena Rd. Wayland MA $535,000

29 Stacey St. Natick MA $567,500

22 Sylvester Rd. Natick MA $610,000

34 Lost Horse Terrace Franklin MA $710,000

2 Powder House Rd. Medfield MA $632,000

Lot 1C Silver Fox Franklin MA $684,000

16 Bridlefield Lane Medfield MA $677,000

32 Oakland St. Natick MA $709,500

6 Rutledge Rd. Natick MA $725,000

216 Pond St. Natick MA $760,000

6 Alice Dr. Wayland MA $1,050,000

32 Laconia St. Lexington MA $1,559,000

26 Burnap Unit 5 Holliston MA $70,000

109 Walnut St. Unit 1 Stoughton MA $79,000

14R Sanford Unit 73 Medway MA $72,000

109 Walnut St. Unit 1 Stoughton MA $79,500

7 Weld St. Unit 33 Framingham MA $87,500

915 Edgell Rd. Unit 80A Framingham MA $91,500

915 Edgell Rd. Unit 77 Framingham MA $96,000

280 Village St. Unit H1 Medway MA $100,000

65 Freedom Street Unit 65 Hopedale MA $130,000

41 Morrell Street Unit 6 West Roxbury MA $132,000

2007 Franklin Crossing Rd. Unit 7 Franklin MA $145,000

702C Main Street Unit C Millis MA $162,000

36 Silver Hill Ln. Unit 22 Natick MA $165,000

702 Main St. Unit F Millis MA $169,900

1550 Worcester Rd. Unit 224 Framingham MA $185,000

400 Blue Hill Ave. Unit 5 Boston MA $203,800

14 Country Club Unit C Milford MA $211,000

15 Canali Drive Unit 15 Milford MA $233,000

190 Laurel Wood Dr. Unit 190 Hopedale MA $246,000

2701 Maple Brook Rd. Unit 2701 Bellingham MA $285,000

9 Hawthorne Village Unit E Franklin MA $286,500

33-35 Howard St. Unit 33-1 Watertown MA $297,000

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90-92 Cherry St. Unit 2 West Newton MA $481,000

3 Prospect St. Unit 3 Natick MA $512,000

1 Prospect St. Unit 1 Natick MA $515,000

28 Wellesley Ave. Unit 28 Natick MA $534,000

30 Wellesley Ave. Unit 30 Natick MA $549,000

31 Stacy St. Unit 31 Natick MA $574,900

60 Central St. Milford MA $125,000

138 Hecla St. Uxbridge MA $223,500

11 Clark St. Milford MA $215,000

15 Como Ct Milford MA $245,000

1 School St. Mansfield MA $267,250

100-102 Congress St Milford MA $242,500

161 Main St. Franklin MA $271,000

264 Franklin Street Framingham MA $322,000

181 Norfork St. Boston MA $392,500

878 Main St. Millis MA $495,000

166 Union Ave. Framingham MA $790,000

Lot 2 Carter Natick MA $300,000

4 Sharon Ave. Norfolk MA $200,000

179 Mechanic St. Bellingham MA $412,000

20 Edgewood Rd. Wayland MA $735,000

10 Farrant Rd. Natick MA $745,000

27 Lake St. Norfolk MA $535,000

7 Dover Rd. Natick MA $875,000

245 Orchard St. Millis MA $379,000

24 Terrane Ave. Natick MA $390,000

32 N. Pond Terrace Milford MA $750,000

33 Fairway Ln. Medway MA $679,000

4 Fieldstone. Road Medfield MA $595,000

5 E. Charles Rd. Milford MA $185,000

1 Pearly Ln. Franklin MA $750,000

24 Palomino Dr. Franklin MA $425,000

3 Heidi Ln. Natick MA $365,000

25 Pine St. Bellingham MA $282,500

28 Irving st Natick MA $750,000

10 Farrant Rd Natick MA $745,000

34 Longfellow Rd Natick MA $815,000

27 Lake St Norfolk MA $535,000

245 Orchard St Millis MA $379,000

29 Edgewood Rd Wayland MA $750,000

216 Pond St Natick MA $275,000

3 Beverly Rd Natick MA $310,000

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