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Millis “Dangerous Ducks” DI

Team Head to Global Finals in TN

Millis DI Team “Dangerous Ducks” is headed to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN after taking second

place at their state Destination Imagination tournament at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Photo

courtesy of Ben Jones

By J.D. O’Gara

Fifth grade Millis Destination

Imagination team the

“Dangerous Ducks” is headed

to Global Finals in Knoxville,

TN at the end of the month.

The team, comprised of Lilly

Cassidy, Jackson Fong, Julianne

Roy, Joe Bouret, and Jack

Borst, coached by Kendall

Jones, a former DI participant

who has since graduated and

has participated in Global Finals

before, whose father, Ben,

is team manager. The team

hopes to raise $13,000 in funds

to help them get to Knoxville,

TN by May 25 with a fundraising

page from their website,

millisdi.org.

Destination Imagination

kids test their skills of creativity,

ingenuity and teamwork in taking

on challenges presented to

them. The challenge that propelled

the Dangerous Ducks to

the top of the pile was called

DUCKS

continued on page 4

Medway Pride Day

May 21st

Medway Pride Day will be

held on May 21st from 10 a.m.-4

p.m. at the Medway Middle

School. Many area businesses

have donated items for the button

raffle. Buttons are $5 and

can be purchased at Town Hall

and a number of businesses in

Medway beginning May 1st.

Drawings will be held throughout

the day. You do not have to

be present to win.

Pride Day will lead off with

the opening pledge by the Girl

and Boy Scouts. The popular

bike parade begins at 10:15.

Pride Day will include many

activities for children, including

inflatables, pony rides, a trackless

train, games

and face

painting.

PRIDE

DAY

MEDWAY

SMEDWAY

2016


There will be also be a Touch

a Truck with vehicles provided by

the Town of Medway, Holmes

Transportation and area businesses.

The Medway Fire Department

will offer their popular

foam storm at 11:30 and 2:30.

This year Pride Day will also

have a photo booth provided by

Tim Rice, henna tattoos, and

hair braiding.

Stage acts include performances

by Medway’s own Dale

Freeman, Inspire Dance Academy,

Seishin Martial Arts, Step

by Step Dance, and a special appearance

by the Greater Boston

Firefighters Pipes & Drums. In a

new addition this year, the 12th

Georgia Infantry will be providing

a living history event.

There will be lots of

food options and many

fantastic vendors to visit.

There are two

logos for this

year’s Pride Day.

The winning designs

were submitted

by Laura

PRIDE DAY

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Mall Display Schools Parents on Hidden Drugs

Community Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Substance Use

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This month, Metrowest antidrug

community coalitions are

joining together in presenting

“Hidden in Plain Sight,” a recreation

of a teen bedroom set up at

the Natick Mall designed to help

parents and other adults over 21

spot signs of substance abuse.

Specially trained “tour guides”

from MetroWest community

coalitions will walk participants

through the display, providing

education about adolescent development

and common signs of

substance use.

“The bedroom will be full of

20-30 different “warning signs”

including drug paraphernalia

and signs of other risky behavior,”

says Gina Stucchi, of

HDAAC, Holliston Drug and

Alcohol Awareness Coalition.

The display will be open to

the public on weekdays from

May 9-26, with a kickoff event

on May 10, at 10 a.m. Hours are

as follows:

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Fridays: 5-9 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10

a.m.-2 p.m.

Select weekend dates of Saturday,

May 21st and Sunday,

May 22nd, 12-4 p.m.

“During their visit, parents

will be hands-on with the display

to find hidden items. There will

also be a script to go along with

the tour of the bedroom. It’s really

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are very lucky that the Natick

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and the furniture to our cause,”

says Stucchi.

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be considered too risky, but if you

notice an abnormal increase in

red bull cans in your teens room

along with missed curfews and

slipping grades, then it may suggest

the Red Bull is being used to

get your teen up in the morning

after they stay out late at night

using substances,” says Stucchi.

“We are trying to help parents

connect the dots before the risky

behavior turns into a bad habit

or lifestyle.”

Millis Begins Anti-Substance Abuse Coalition

Millis Community Awareness & Substance Education

(M.C.A.S.E.) to Educate

By J.D. O’Gara

Millis is one of the latest communities

to take steps in tackling

a growing issue of substance

abuse, and particularly opioids,

in its community. A group of

public safety, town government,

school and local organizations

have formed the Millis Community

Awareness & Substance

Education (M.C.A.S.E.)

“We are just starting, and

what we’re really trying to do

is raise awareness,” says Debbie

Hayes, Millis Lions President

this year. Other members of the

group include Millis Fire Chief

Rick Barrett, Barbara Thissell,

of Millis Board of Health,

Karen D’Angelo, Millis’ Public

Health nurse, Jen Garb Palumbo,

the Millis Middle/High

School Nurse, Diane Danehy,

Clyde F. Brown Elementary

Nurse, Derrick Finney, Millis

Middle School Health Teacher,

and Dale Bickford and Chris

Soffayer, of Millis Police. The

first event the group will hold

will be an event to educate parents.

“We need to do something

to educate our parents,” says

Millis Fire Chief Rick Barrett.

Barrett says a friend, Jim Derrick,

informed him about the

local S.A.F.E. Coalition, a similar

community group begun in

Franklin and joined by Medway,

that has been tackling the

issue in those communities with

public education and increased

resources. “Right now, education

is where you start. There’s

no age restriction on this. Last

week, we had a 19-year-old fatal

overdose and the week before,

we had a 29-year-old overdose

twice. Everyone’s using (opioids).”

Barrett points out that prescription

opioids are part of the

problem, noting that D.A. Morrissey

is tackling overprescribing.

He paraphrases Jen Rowe,

of D.A. Morrissey’s office, in

saying that “our pharmacies

are our back alley drug dealers.

Just because a doctor writes

a prescription for 20 Vicoden

doesn’t mean you have to give it

to them.”

“From the Lions perspective,

we want to make sure people

in our town are being looked

after, whatever we can do,” says

Hayes.

Right now, the group has

begun a Facebook page for

M.C.A.S.E., and it has scheduled

some seminars for parents

by P.R.E.P., Prevention

Resources and Education for

Parents. P.R.E.P. will address

Middle School and High School

parents on May 11, and later, on

June 6, will address elementary

school parents at the Millis Public

Library.

See the June issue of Local

Town Pages for more updated

information, or visit the

M.C.A.S.E. Facebook page.


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Stress Management

Served Up at MBC Annual

Dinner Meeting

For most people, juggling

the demands of a career and

busy personal life is an ongoing

challenge. When your

work- and personal-life are out

of balance, you’re likely to feel

greater stress.

On Wednesday, May 18,

Danielle Donnellan of Fallon

Community Health Plan will

speak at the Medway Business

Council annual dinner meeting

to discuss the importance

of work-life balance and tips

for managing and reducing

stress. The meeting will be

held at Restaurant 45 in Medway

from at 5 p.m. to 7:30

p.m.

MBC events are open to all

area business representatives

and other interested community

members. The event will

begin with networking and

Medway Library Book Sale

Makeover May 6th!

Friends of the Medway Library

Book Sale has returned

with a whole new look! The book

room space has been moved

and renovated….more shelves,

brighter lighting, wider aisles

and bolder signage. What has

not changed, however, are the

thousands of books and media

available, all organized for easy

browsing.

Moreover, the Friends-Only

Pre-Sale on Friday, May 6 has

extended hours and will be open

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is easy

to become a member: use the

online form or pick up a registration

at the library. Memberships

may be purchased or renewed at

the sale. So join Friends and have

first access to all the books and

fewer crowds.

Saturday, May 7 from 10-2 is

the Public Sale. Books are available

from 25 cents to 2 dollars.

Friends accepts cash or checks.

And the following Saturday,

May 14 from 10-2, is the popular

Bag Sale, in which buyers may

fill up a large brown paper grocery

bag for only $5. Friends will

provide the bags.

Friends has also received as

a donation over 200 collectible

books about railroads. These

books will be highlighted in their

own special section. If you know

people who love trains, let them

know about this rare opportunity.

Buyers have stated that these

sales are the most organized in

the area, thanks to dedicated

Friends volunteers. Adult nonfiction

sections include biography,

politics, history, sports,

gardening, travel, pets, crafts,

finance, health, diet, cooking,

inspiration and religion, nature,

light appetizers, followed by a

short business meeting, dinner

and guest speaker Ms. Donnellan.

Dinner choices are chicken

& broccoli, steak tips or baked

haddock. Registration fee for

the event is $30/members and

$35/non-members. Register

and reserve your spot online at

www.medwaybusinesscouncil.

org by May 11.

photography, music, TV and

film. There are shelves of science

fiction, graphic novels,

romance, mystery, as well as

alphabetized general fiction and

classics. Hundreds of children’s

books, CDs, DVDs, books on

tape and special collections of

collectible and antiquarian books

also will be available at the sale.

One hundred percent of the

proceeds from the sales support

library materials, programs, and

museum passes. This past year

Friends was able to give $17,000

to the Medway Library.

In addition, Friends sponsors

the Lego Club, Gingerbread Festival,

and monthly Free Movie

and Popcorn events. For more

information about the sale or becoming

a volunteer, check the

website, friendsofthemedwaylibrary.blogspot.com.

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DUCKS

continued from page 1

“Get a Clue.”

“You have to create a mystery

story,” says Lilly Cassidy, 11. “It

required a lot of teamwork, and

you get to perform in front of

people, which is a good thing and

really fun.” Lilly explains that

her team made a skit in which a

group of well-known detectives,

such as Sherlock Holmes and the

Pink Panther, must solve a mystery

of who stole a watch from

a vendor. Students had to incorporate

a technical clue from the

period. Dangerous Ducks incorporated

a twist into their solution,

leading to three possible endings.

“To catch the person, we

made a trap,” says Lilly, explaining

that the boys on the team

researched types of traps and

constructed it.

“All of the ideas and everything

they build, all the writing

has to be from the kids,” says

Miles Cassidy, Lilly’s Dad.

With this challenge, the team

took third place at the regional

competition in Holliston and

then second place at the state

competition at Worcester Polytech,

which led them to the

Global Finals, since the top three

teams in each challenge go to

Knoxville.

Coach Kendall Jones believes

the camaraderie of the team and

their twist on the plot gave them

an edge with the appraisers.

“They really have a talent

for acting, and they work so well

together,” says Jones, who says

that Destination Imagination has

molded her as a person. “Their

creativity is shown through the

play. I think you can really tell

this is what they love to do and

they’re enjoying themselves. The

actual skit they came up with

wasn’t like anyone else’s. There’s

a part where you have to open up

the envelope, that was the person

that sold the watch, and instead

of just opening it up and saying

oh it’s this person, they used that

as a clue to find the person, so the

skit goes on after that, which sets

it aside (from the others).”

Miles Cassidy says he feels

that all DI participants grow

from the experience.

“(My older daughter) learned

teamwork. Lilly learned to be

confident, I think everyone gets

something out of DI,” he says.

“It’s such a good experience,

Destination Imagination Global

Finals,” says Kendall Jones, who

loved DI so much she decided

to coach the young kids on this

team when she learned they

needed someone. “They meet so

many people around the world,

all different cultures. They’ll remember

it for the rest of their

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Day Parade will take place on

Monday, May 30 th this year,

honoring Col. Cranston Rogers

(U.S. Army RET) as the

honorary Grand Marshall.

Step off for the parade will

take place at 10 a.m. from the

Medway V.F.W. on Holliston

Street. The parade will feature

two divisions, with two

different bands, ending at

Col. Matondi Square, where

a Memorial Day service will

take place, with invocations

by clergy, the Pledge of Allegiance

by Medway Scouts,

the National Anthem by

Alexis O’Hanian. Medway

Board of Selectmen will address

the gathering, followed

by roll call.

Col. Mike Matondi notes

that the Medway Conservation

Committee has graciously

donated funds November for the 4, 2009

elected officers, a reserve fund,

installation of service poles

this year at Col. Matondi

Square, and the Medway

Lions have donated the flags

for those poles.

Medway Annual Town Meeting May 9

By Jane Lebak

On May 9th, 2016, Medway

will be holding its annual town

meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Medway

High School. At the meeting,

the town will act on the following

warrant articles:

The town will vote on authorizing

the Board of Selectmen to

execute the negotiated PILOT

agreement (Payment In Lieu of

Taxes) with Exelon West Medway,

LLC. The town will also

vote on transferring money from

the ESCO Stabilization Fund to

the Fiscal Year 2017 Debt Service

expense account.

Most of the issues to decide

have to do with money, and

therefore we have articles regarding

the salary of the town’s

and determining how much

money the town will have to

raise. The town will vote on

funds for:

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also vote to amend the Zon-

radar units, security ing bylaw by deleting a section

cameras, repairs to the high regarding Accessory Family

school tennis courts and various Dwelling Units and create options

roads and sidewalks, and repairs

for suitable housing for

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Other issues to be voted on have a caregiver or family member

are security improvements at

living with them while main-

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taining the residential character

School and the McGovern of neighborhoods.

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Medway Day, and the creation for amendment regards site

of a new Athletic Fields Stabilization

plan review for the purposes of

Fund. Choate Park managing aesthetics and the en-

and other recreational facilities vironmental impact of land use.

are under consideration for improvements

There’s also a vote on allowing

of its own, including the Planning and Economic

accessibility enhancements. The Development Coordinator to

town will vote on funds for preservation

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and also on accepting the deed and an amendment whether to

to a 5.9 acre parcel of land on define a boundary line when

Holliston Street.

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In the non-financial realm, street, and whether the boundary

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Mass Audubon Stony Brook Announces Its May Programming!

Spring comes early to Stony Brook and stays late.

Come see for yourself!

Earth Day/Arbor Day: Sunday,

May 1st, from 12:00 –4:00

p.m. Who says we can’t change

the world?! Let’s start right here

in our own community! Come out

to Stony Brook for a day of timely

demonstrations and information

sharing., children’s nature games

and crafts, and more. Throughout

the day there will be demonstrations

in tree planting, pruning

techniques and composting. Join a

naturalist for a guided tour of the

Sanctuary grounds. We hope you

will join us on this very special day.

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Tiny Trekkers: Saturdays, May

7th and 21st, from 10:30 a.m. -

12:00 p.m. Start your weekend off

right with a fun and knowledgeable

Stony Brook teacher on the

trails learning about nature. Each

day will have a special topic created

to excite your child about

the natural world. There will be

crafts, activities and lots of laughter.

So come and join the fun.

This month’s themes: How Does

Your Garden Grow/ Turtle Time.

Ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent. Fee:

$5m/$6nm per person per session

Bird Banding Demonstration:

Saturday, May 7th, from

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Join veteran

bird banders Strickland Wheelock

and Beth and Paul Milke as they

net, measure, weigh, band and

release song-birds. Get a close up,

spectacular view of these beautiful

and delicate creatures. Learn

how birds are mist-netted and

what information scientists collect

from these long-distance travelers

which may help them survive

in our ever-changing world. This

program is designed for adults

and families with children ages 6

and up. Directions to the banding

site at West Hill Park will be

sent upon registration. Children

must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $15m/$18nm

Early Morning Birds: Tuesdays

in May, from 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Spring brings a variety of birds to

Stony Brook, as migrants return

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more about themselves. How do

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Wildlife Prowl: Friday, May 20th,

from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Explore the

fascinating world of Stony Brook

after dark. It’s a magical time of

day and adventures out on the trail

often reinforce that notion. You

never know what you will find on

a walk around the trails after sunset.

We’ll be on the lookout for the

many creatures that roam the wetlands,

fields and forest in the early

evening. We might hear, or even

see, owls, beavers, frogs, otters,

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you’re open to surprises, these leisurely

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Warblers and More at Swan

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No “confusing fall warblers” here.

The birds we will see at one of

Rhode Island’s oldest and most

fantastic birding spots will be in

their vivid breeding plumage! During

spring migration, the Swan

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one of the best places to see species

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warbler, Cape May warbler,

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warbler, northern parula, and

many others. Carpool from Stony

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the cemetery at 8:00 a.m. (call for

directions). Fee: $46m/$56nm

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all programs (except as noted).

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Dr. Phillips Commended

by Town of Millis

On April 11 th , the Board of

Selectmen from the town of Millis

presented a commendation to

Dr. Nicholas Phillips for his generous

service to the town. Acting

as Town Physician for the past

twenty-five years, Dr. Phillips has

provided medical counsel to the

town. He has assisted the Board

of Health by signing standing

medical orders and emergency

treatment orders, a service which

has allowed the public health

nurse to purchase flu vaccine

and supplies and to administer

vaccine to town residents.

Dr. Phillips has practiced

family medicine in Millis for the

past 25 years. He is retiring from

this position and will teach osteopathy

at the University of New

England Medical School in Biddeford,

Maine.

Church of Christ, Millis to

Host a Special Piano Recital

The Church of Christ, Congregational,

142 Exchange St.,

Millis will host a piano recital on

Sunday, May 8 at 4 p.m., featuring

Robert Congdon performing

a beautiful collection of works by

Prokofiev, Mozart and Schubert.

A reception and refreshments

will follow the recital. There is

no admission fee for the concert;

goodwill offerings gratefully accepted.

For more information,

call the church office at (508)

376-5034 or visit the website at:

www.millisucc.org.

Robert Congdon grew up in

Millis, and has been studying

and performing piano for over 40

years. After working with Myrna

Rybczyk of Millis, Mr. Congdon

went on to study in the New

England Conservatory of Music

Preparatory program. He also

studied with the late Olga Stone

at Boston College and with Jean

Alderman of Wellesley College,

and he worked with Carlo Dominici

in Rome, Italy for many

years. He is presently enrolled in

the New England Conservatory

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program with Sergey Shepkin,

and he participates in the Piano

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b.Luxe Brings the Red Carpet Treatment Home

Your average local hairdresser

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b.Luxe, which recently expanded

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years in the Medway Mill, isn’t

just any salon. Its owner, Heather

Cohen, and her staff have transformed

not only brides for about

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were tapped to create the feature

hair and makeup looks for

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“The honest truth is, we are

really lucky, but luck will only

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regularly travels to New York to

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May 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 11

Mohawk Pride Puts the Fun in Fundraising

By Pam Mustard

February and March are usually

slow months of the year,

but that was hardly the case in

Millis where Mohawk Madness

gripped the town with a unforgettable

comedy night and an

equally memorable three on

three basketball tournament

First on February 27 th local

legend Tony V. had the crowd

in stitches with his hilarious perspective

on the absurdities of

life while his comedic colleagues

Brad Mastrangelo and Dan

Krohn also generated their fair

share chuckles from the highly

amused and entertained audience.

The laugh-filled tripleheader

at the Medfield VFW

was complemented by a silent

auction featuring Red Sox and

Celtics tickets along with winetastings,

dinners and hotel getaway

packages. The over 150

attending also enjoyed a catered

buffet and many wonderful raffle

prizes.

Weeks later, on March 26,

the scene shifted to the Millis

high School gymnasium as eager

hoopsters hit the hardwood for

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Those with the most enthusiasm

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The venue was alive with

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Millis High School boys basketball. This year boasted a record number

of teams.

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Wine and Spirits, Homeward

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Orrico, JPAC

Enterprises, The Loos

Family, Luminescence Spa,

Maplegate Country Club,

Nicholas Construction, Mc-

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Premier, Carlo Molinari,

MW Curran Landscape,

Dave Matthews-Century 21,

Soundings Financial, MetroWest

Baskteball Academy,

One Cup, Mohawk Pride,

PF Changs, Publick House,

Paul’s Flowers, Roche Bros,

RCS Learning Center, Salon

Amalfi, Stella Boston, Sunshine

Sign Company

Trader Joe’s , Ultimate Barre

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Proceeds from these events

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and support the boys Millis High

School basketball. Fundraisers

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a quality program. Coach Paul

Adams is working on increasing

resources to help enhance the

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Millis Annual Town Meeting May 9th

By Jane Lebak

The town will vote on payments

from either available funds

or the Stabilization Fund to pay

the following separate items:

• Unpaid bills

• Currently underfunded

expenses from the current

fiscal year

• The water enterprise fund

• The sewer enterprise fund

• Wage increases

• Contract payments involving

the police, service employees,

school traffic supervisors,

and the AFSCME Council.

• Costs relating to revaluing

properties

• An audit of all the town’s

accounts

• Replacement carpet for the

Veteran’s Memorial Building

• A used bucket truck

• A new ambulance

($260,000)

• The Fire Department

Advanced Life Support

initiative

• Local road improvements

• A new street sweeper

($216,000)

• A sewer system expansion

study. (According to the

town administrator, this is for

$21,000 to look at expanding

sewer on Village Street,

from Forest to Main and also

for Walnut Street, Walnut

Hill, Holbrook, Brookview

and Middlesex.)

• Replacement of the Dover

Road water main (this will

address fire flow deficiency,

and will be conducted in

two phases, from Medfield

old town line to Old Dover

Road, $1.6 million, and next

year, from Old Dover Road

to Union Street ($887,000).

• Repairs to wells 1 and 2 and

to the George D’Angelis

Water Treatment Facility

• EPA mandated stormwater

management improvements

• Repairs to the DPW garage

• The Community

Preservation Fund

• Refurbishment of the Veteran’s

Memorial Building

• Air testing costs at the Clyde

Brown School totaling

$115,000

• Purchase or leasing of school

buses and school computers

• Medicaid/Medicare

Reimbursement Services

• Household Hazardous

Waste Collection Day

The town will also vote to

authorize the Board of Health

to appoint its members to other

town offices or positions for

which they have appointing authority.

There will be a vote on a municipal

aggregation program to

aggregate the electrical load of

interested businesses and residents

within the town.

The meeting will also address

amending some of the general

bylaws, such as the insertion of

a section regarding construction

noise, illumination of residential

district signs, and an amendment

of the Millis Zoning By-laws.

The zoning by-law amendment

is intended to provide for the

availability of Assisted Living

and Residences by special permit.

The suggested bylaws define

different types of assisted living

and their different requirements.

The town will also vote about

reauthorizing revolving funds for

Oak Grove, Animal Control, Fire

Alarm, Historical Commission,

the Ambulance Department, the

Council on Aging, the Veterans

Memorial Building, Food Service,

Stormwater Management,

the Board of Health Medical

Services and Vaccination Fund,

the Rabies Clinic, Continuing

Education, Athletic Fields,

School Extracurricular Activity,

and the Public Library Special

Use fund.

Finally, the town will vote on

transferring two parcels of land

from the Park Commissioners

to the School Committee to be

used for school purposes, the

land being identified as Lot 18

and Lot 20 on Assessor’s Map 30.

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Medway Seniors Grateful for

Neighbor Brigade Outreach

By J.D. O’Gara

The Medway Neighbor Brigade

was at it again this spring –

lovingly preparing holiday meals

for Easter and delivering them to

grateful seniors.

“We’ve received an overwhelming

response of thanks

from our seniors,” says Kate Fennyery,

social worker who works

at the Medway Senior Center.

“(The Medway Neighbor Brigade)

put so much care and love

into making these meals, and

sometimes they bring them flowers;

sometimes they bring them

Easter candy; sometimes the

whole family shows up to bring

them the meal, with the kids.

These guys are home alone, and

they love seeing the kids,” says

Fennyery.

Richard and Bob Wasnewski,

two brothers, lifelong residents

of Medway, who live in a house

their parents had built on Populatic

Street in the 1960s, were

among the recipients of the holiday

gesture.

“They brought meals on

Thanksgiving, Christmas and

Easter,” says Robert Wasnewski,

who recently celebrated his 80th

birthday in March. “I thought

it was very nice.” Wasnewski

explains that for Thanksgiving,

a couple and their daughter

brought a meal, and similarly at

Christmas, a different couple and

their teenage daughter dropped

something by. This past Easter,

he says,” a nice lady who’s

very active in the Medway Senior

Center and at St. Joseph’s

brought the meal.”

“I think it’s a very nice gesture

that they do this,” says Wasnewski.

“Like for people that are

shut in, like my two aunts, Helen

and Ann, they’re 93 and 98 – and

they were very happy,” he says.

“I couldn’t believe it,” says

Cathy Keough, 51-year resident

of Populatic Street who is legally

blind, who received a Thanksgiving,

Christmas and Easter basket

(along with flowers). “Isn’t that a

wonderful thing to do? I think it’s

the most miraculous thing I ever

saw in my life, that they would get

up on their holiday and just go to

someone’s house and make sure

they have dinner. They brought

me everything you could possibly

think of.”

“It’s amazing,” says Fennyery.

“(Basket recipients) are saying

they just love being from Medway,

because of this group of

people, because of the Medway

Neighbor Brigade.”

Local Students

Participate in State

House Student

Government Day

Our Ad & Editorial Deadline is the

15th of each month,

for the following month’s issue.

The Office of Senator

Karen E. Spilka was pleased to

present official Massachusetts

Senate citations to students

from Framingham, Hopkinton

and Medway at the 69th annual

Student Government Day

program at the State House

today. The students were nominated

by their high schools to

travel to the State House and

participate in the annual event.

Shown are Meghan Jackson

and Alexa Rasmussen of Medway

High School with Representative

Jeff Roy (D-Franklin)

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Norfolk Community Federal Credit Union

Educates on Credit Union Banking

Joins with Credit Unions Across Massachusetts to Inform Consumers

As one of many credit unions

serving the financial needs of citizens

throughout Massachusetts,

Norfolk Community Federal

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its participation in Better

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educate consumers about credit

unions, while also encouraging

them to discover firsthand how

credit union values can make for

better banking experience.

The campaign is an initiative

of the Cooperative Credit Union

Association (CCUA), a trade organization

serving the interests of

credit unions in Massachusetts,

New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Norfolk Community Federal

Credit Union and CCUA

believe that credit unions, which

are nonprofit, member-owned financial

cooperatives, are the best

banking choice for consumers

because of the values and principles

they espouse, which impacts

the quality of their services (rated

#1 within the financial services

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to the Metrowest Area for over 35 years!

industry), and their ability to

deliver high yields with low and

many times, no fees.

The centerpiece of the campaign

is its website (BetterVaules-

BetterBanking.com), offering an

assortment of information on

credit unions, their history, reasons

to join, and answers to frequently

asked questions. Most

important, the website touts a

search feature that enables a user

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Other highlights of the Better

Values. Better Banking. campaign

are the “In Your Neighborhood”

gatherings where customers are

treated to lunch and give a gift

card to pay-it forward, returning

the act of kindness to a friend,

family member or stranger.

Better Values. Better Banking.

also engages the public

through social media, especially

its Facebook page where credit

union members and the public

can share stories and comments

about their own credit union

experiences and the many ways

credit unions give back to the

communities they serve.

Memorial Day in Millis

The Millis Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30 th , 2016. The

Parade steps off at 9 a.m. from the 1st Congregational Church at Memorial Square. It will proceed

to the Prospect Hill Cemetery, then to the Millis Town Hall, then will proceed to Memorial Square

for the dedication ceremony and conclusion of the event.

Participants will include the American Legion Post 208, Amvets Post 495, Millis Police and Fire

Departments, Millis Selectmen, Millis Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Marines, Millis School Band

and Charles River Choral. This year’s Grand Marshall to be honored is Korean War Veteran,

Manuel Goes. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Millis High School.

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Rte 109 Transportation Improvement Project Update

The project will focus on improvements

to the commercial

corridor along Main Street in

Medway from Holliston Street

to Franklin and Milford Streets.

The project includes reconstruction,

resurfacing, sidewalks, signage,

street lighting and other

aesthetic upgrades including the

following:

• Concrete sidewalks with granite

curbs on both sides of Main

Street;

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that begins in September!

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year, girls in grades K-12 can experience

opportunities to have

fun, try new things and make

memories with friends and family.

The only tough decision will

be which adventure to pick first!

Join us for our Parent Information

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Public Library located at 961

Main Street, Millis.

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our free event and become

a member of the largest girl-led

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• Two new traffic signals at Winthrop

Street and at Mobile/

Medway Shopping Center;

• Two new pedestrian crossing

signals at Choate Park and at

Dunkin Donuts;

• New stonework entrance to

Choate Park at the Medway

Mill;

• New decorative streetlights with

banner attachments;

• No two way left turn lane west

of the Mobile/Medway Shopping

Center entrances;

• New Westbound left turn only

lane onto Franklin Street.

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• Advertised for bid:

September 2015

• Bids due: March 8, 2016

• Anticipated Award:

April 22, 2016

• Anticipated project plan from

selected contractor:

May 6, 2016

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May-November 2018

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Town of Medway

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Medway Town Hall

155 Village Street

Medway, MA 02053

Phone (508) 533-3264

Fax (508) 321-4988

April 7, 2016

Dear Medway Resident,

On May 9, 2016, Medway residents at the Annual Town Meeting will be asked to vote on the proposed Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) Agreement negotiated between

the Town and Exelon. This agreement will set in place a twenty (20) year tax plan with Exelon for the proposed power facility to be constructed at their existing

site off of Summer Street in West Medway. The proposed PILOT will provide a clear and stable revenue stream to the Town totaling over $75 million dollars over the

twenty year period, and will allow the Town to best plan for current and future needs, and will remove financial uncertainty that would otherwise occur on an annual

basis without a PILOT in place.

This proposed PILOT Agreement will be addressed as Article One on the Town Meeting Warrant. It is important to note though that this vote is NOT a referendum on

the proposed project. A YES vote does not indicate support for the project, nor does a NO vote impact the decision to approve the facility in Medway. That decision is

strictly in the hands of the State Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB), and our Town Meeting process will not influence that outcome in any way. This vote is simply a

technical/legal vote on the method and manner on how this facility, if approved by the State, will be taxed here at the local level.

Below we invite you to review a series of frequently asked questions regarding this proposed PILOT as you prepare for the Town Meeting vote. In addition, we encourage

all residents to visit our Town website, (http://www.townofmedway.org/Pages/MedwayMA_Bcomm/BOS/exelonbulletin), to learn more about the PILOT and the project as

proposed. Many informative documents can be found there, including the full text of the PILOT including tax payment tables, and our Host Community Agreement that

was also negotiated to provide additional protections for the Community. Finally, please always feel free to contact our Town Administrator’s Office with any questions

you may have.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone on May 9 th !

Medway Board of Selectmen

How does a PILOT work?

FAQs About the Town of Medway PILOT Agreement with Exelon

The primary value in an electric generating facility is the equipment located on and in the property, and not necessarily the “land value” of the property. As there

can be wide variations on the appraised value of the equipment between what the property owner and the Town may determine, the mechanism of the PILOT

agreement was established by law in Massachusetts to eliminate uncertainty and give each party proper expectations on payments and revenue. Please see the

State law in this link, specifically section (b). (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIX/Chapter59/Section38H) In addition, the Massachusetts Department of

Revenue has issued guidelines on how the PILOT and overall electric generating facility taxing process works. A link to those guidelines is here. (http://www.mass.

gov/dor/docs/dls/publ/igr/1998/98-403.pdf)

Is a PILOT a So-Called “Tax Break”?

Absolutely not. A PILOT agreement, per Massachusetts law, “shall be the result of good faith negotiations and shall be the equivalent of the property tax obligation

based on full and fair cash valuation.” In the case of the negotiated Exelon PILOT, the full value of the property, including equipment values, was determined

in advance and is part of the overall PILOT formula.

What is the proposed PILOT Agreement between Exelon and the Town of Medway?

Exelon, through this PILOT, will pay in excess of $75 million dollars to the Town of Medway over 20 years in combined real estate and personal property tax and

Community Preservation assessments. Details can be reviewed here: http://www.townofmedway.org/Pages/MedwayMA_Bcomm/BOS/PILOT_10-13-15.pdf

Why is the proposed PILOT Agreement good for the Town of Medway?

The PILOT Agreement will provide steady and predictable revenue for the Town of Medway for budgeting purposes for the next 20 years. The $75 million dollars

will go to our general fund and could be used to fund operational and infrastructure needs, such as education, public safety, and roads & sidewalks, without

placing an added tax burden for some of these improvements upon Medway residents.

It is important to note that additional revenues due from Exelon through the Host Community Agreement and estimated permitting fees will exceed an additional

$4 million dollars over and above this PILOT thus bringing Medway’s projected 20 year revenues in at nearly $80 million dollars.

What financially happens if the Town votes against the PILOT Agreement at the 2016 Annual Town Meeting?

If the Town votes against the PILOT Agreement at the 2016 Annual Town Meeting then the Town of Medway will be required to make real estate and personal

property tax assessments on the Exelon Power Plant each year. This will require the annual cost of hiring a special utility tax professional to appraise the Power

Plant. In the likely event that Exelon disagrees with the Town’s assessments, they will have the legal right to challenge those through an abatement process, up

to and possibly including a formal court proceeding before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board (ATB). (http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/oversight-agencies/atb/)

Those proceedings, each year, will result in higher technical and legal costs, and possibly lower tax revenues if so decided by the ATB. This PILOT agreement

eliminates that possibility and guarantees a consistent and likely higher revenue stream for Medway.


May 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 17

What could the revenue difference be?

To illustrate this, let us use the value originally proposed by Exelon’s consultant at $160 million dollars in year one. The value negotiated and agreed to in the

PILOT is $210 million dollars, a figure very close to the Town’s consultant’s appraisal. If the lower figure were to be accepted by the ATB, AND all other formula

assumptions in the PILOT remained in place (not likely), this specific revenue loss to Medway (versus the PILOT revenue) could reach $18 million dollars over the

same 20 year period.

Would a “No” vote on the PILOT Agreement warrant article have any impact on whether or not the Exelon Expansion Proposal is approved or not approved

by the Energy Facilities Siting Board?

No. The Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has sole authority to approve or deny the proposed Exelon Expansion Proposal. Town Meeting does not have any

authority over approval of the Proposal nor can it legally impact that decision. In fact, the EFSB has concluded its hearing phase of the permitting process and

would clearly be prohibited from even considering any action on the warrant in its decision making. This warrant article is not a legal referendum on the construction

of the facility. It is strictly a taxing mechanism. Voting down this PILOT agreement does not stop or affect the licensing or construction of this power

plant project, but instead will only penalize the Town if the facility is approved.

TOWN OF MEDWAY

EXELON PILOT CPA PAYMENTS TABLE

TOWN OF MEDWAY

EXELON PILOT CPA PAYMENTS TABLE

NEGOTIATED PILOT CPA PAYMENT AMOUNT

YEAR NEW PLANT PILOT VALUE PILOT PAYMENT ANNUAL TOTAL

(3% of PILOT Payment) (Due

September 1 Annually)

1 $210,000,000.00 $3,830,400.00 $114,912.00

2 $208,950,000.00 $3,811,248.00 $114,337.44

3 $207,905,250.00 $3,792,191.76 $113,765.75

4 $206,865,723.75 $3,773,230.80 $113,196.92

5 $205,831,395.13 $3,754,364.65 $112,630.94

6 $204,802,238.16 $3,735,592.82 $112,067.78

7 $203,778,226.96 $3,716,914.86 $111,507.45

8 $202,759,335.83 $3,698,330.29 $110,949.91

9 $201,745,539.15 $3,679,838.63 $110,395.16

10 $200,736,811.46 $3,661,439.44 $109,843.18

11 $199,733,127.40 $3,643,132.24 $109,293.97

12 $198,734,461.76 $3,624,916.58 $108,747.50

13 $197,740,789.45 $3,606,792.00 $108,203.76

14 $196,752,085.50 $3,588,758.04 $107,662.74

15 $195,768,325.08 $3,570,814.25 $107,124.43

16 $194,789,483.45 $3,552,960.18 $106,588.81

17 $193,815,536.03 $3,535,195.38 $106,055.86

18 $192,846,458.35 $3,517,519.40 $105,525.58

19 $191,882,226.06 $3,499,931.80 $104,997.95

20 $190,922,814.93 $3,482,432.14 $104,472.96

Sub Totals: $73,076,003.27 $2,192,280.10

OVERALL TOTAL: $75,268,283.37


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Living Healthy

Laser Bladeless Cataract Surgery: Facts and Myths

By: Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D.,

Milford Franklin Eye Center

Each year, US News and World

Report publishes a list of the best

eye hospitals in America. The 5

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We are honored to have in

Boston one of America’s top 5

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

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training scores of new

Ophthalmologists each year and

participating in ground breaking

research. This fine Boston

institution uses not only one but

2 femtosecond bladeless lasers.

In fact, this Boston stellar center

teaches femtosecond laser

cataract surgery daily to future

ophthalmologists, and advertises

what it does to the general

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org/specialties/ophthalmology/

cataract/laser-surgery. Yet, some

practitioners who do not understand

or even use this advanced

technology criticize its validity or

importance simply because they

do not offer it in their centers, justifying

their false claims by quoting

“Boston specialists,” none of

whom practices in Boston! Don’t

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Living Healthy

CATARACT

continued from page 18

feld, MD, the past president of

ASCRS, says the clinical benefits

of bladeless femtosecond laser

cataract surgery are fourfold: 1.

The primary incision allows the

surgeon to create a uniform and

consistent three-plane incision

with a self-sealing reverse side

cut, which has the potential to

reduce the incidence of endophthalmitis.

(Eye infections after

cataract surgery) 2. Incisions

are more accurate, safer and

reproducible. 3. Capsulotomies

(Openings in the bag hosting the

cataract) are more precise. 4. The

procedure is safer.

There are no eyes like yours,

and there is no cataract procedure

like customized bladeless

laser cataract surgery for your

eyes. Bladeless laser cataract surgery

is a major advancement in

cataract treatment, is FDA approved

and embraced by top

ophthalmologists in the U.S. and

around the world. Armed with

this knowledge, you can now separate

what are myths from clear

solid facts.

In addition to producing precise

cuts needed for surgery, the

laser used in bladeless cataract

surgery breaks up and softens the

cloudy cataract so there is less

ultrasound needed to remove

the cataract. Less ultrasound

translates into less energy used

inside the eye and clearer corneas,

which in turn helps producing

better vision on the first day

after the surgery. This becomes

even more critical if you have a

weak cornea or a small eye with

a dense cataract.

Bladeless laser cataract surgery

is not only used to perform

delicate incisions with high precision.

More critical are the abilities

of this technology to correct corneal

astigmatism with the laser,

perform the opening needed in

the cloudy lens with reliability

and precision and activating the

same laser to soften the lens and

facilitate its removal. This circular

opening is one of the most

challenging steps for a surgeon to

perform with his hands and the

laser makes this part precise and

reproducible. The laser advanced

bladeless precision and ability to

correct astigmatism translates

into outcomes that increase the

likelihood of seeing well without

glasses following cataract surgery.

In fact, the femtosecond laser

creates incisions in areas that will

relax the cornea to reduce astigmatism

and often decrease the

dependence on glasses. When

it comes to cataract surgery in

2016, there are different choices

and strategies to achieve the best

outcome. Bladeless cataract surgery

is all about aiming towards

better precision, more safety and

excellent outcomes. Is this the

best choice for you? This can

only be determined during a direct

discussion between you and

your surgeon.

At Milford Franklin Eye Center,

we use one of the 2 femtosecond

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Living Healthy

Millis Council on Aging May Events

My Life, My Health – Chronic

Disease Self-Management

Millis Council on Aging will

be holding a free 6-week program

on chronic disease selfmanagement,

a participant

education program developed by

Stanford University. The class is

for adults living with and/or caring

for someone with a chronic

disease. The sessions are geared

to help manage and educate

participants and are led by professionals

with chronic diseases

themselves. Subjects covered in

the sessions include:

-Techniques to deal with problems

such as fatigue, frustration,

pain and isolation

-Appropriate use of medications

-How to communicate effectively

with family, friends and medical

professionals

-Nutrition tips and advice

-Decision making

-How to evaluate new treatments

The program meets once a

week on Friday, beginning May

13th. Each participant will also

receive a companion book, “Living

a Healthy Life With Chronic

Conditions,” and an audio relaxation

CD. The class runs from

May 13th to June 17th, from 9:30

to 12 p.m. at the Millis Council

on Aging at 900 Main St, Millis.

Classes and parking are free.

Advance registration is required.

For more information or to register,

call the Millis Council on

Aging at (508) 376-7051

Pastries and Chat with

Representative Linsky

We will be sitting down with

Representative Linsky on May

9th at 11 a.m. for an informal

chat about whatever is on your

mind.

Mothers Day Tea

Join us in celebrating Mothers

day with tea and pastries on

Wednesday, May 4th at 11 a.m..

Evers will be entertaining us on

his keyboard, and there will be a

special surprise for each mother!

Please sign up so we may plan accordingly.

Advanced Directives

Advance Directive is a general

term to describe the written

instruction for health care when

a person is not able to speak for

themselves. In Massachusetts the

recognized advanced directives

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incapacity. This is a must have

for everyone! Nancy Durkin,

LICSW, of the Salmon VNA

and Hospice of Greater Milford

will be presenting on Advanced

Directives at the Millis Council

on Aging on May 11, 2016 at

10:30 a.m. Reservations greatly

appreciated.

Hairdresser Our center now

has a hairdresser available the

2nd Friday of the month from

10:00 to 12:00. If you would like

a home visit instead, please let

us know. Call the Center for an

appointment. $10 at the Center,

$15 for a home appointment.

Dates: April 8th, May 13th, June

10th.

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Center. Ralph is experienced in

assisting others with their technology

woes. Ralph is at the Center

every Tuesday from 10 A.M.

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The possibilities for volunteers

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share their special expertise, become

involved with seniors or

just want to help out, are welcome.

There are many volunteer

opportunities available, such

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helping in the kitchen, driving

for medical appointments, nurses

taking blood pressures, teaching

a craft, making friendly visits and

telephone re-assurance calls, providing

office support, or collating

our newsletter. There are always

fulfilling opportunities available

for everyone here at the Council

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Boston Ducks ~ May 19th~ $89

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Block Island ~ June 23rd~ $109

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May 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 21

Coming Up in May at Medway

Senior Center

LIFE REIMAGINED –

May 11

Life Reimagined is a new way

of thinking about what’s next in

your life. This program sponsored

by AARP introduces a

powerful step-by-step approach

to help you discover possibilities,

prepare for change, and make

your ideas real. When you find

yourself wondering, “What’s

next?” Life Reimagined empowers

you with guidance, tools and

connections, both online and in

person, to plan your next move.

Wednesday, May 11th from 9:30-

11:30 a.m. with lunch included

following the program. $5, with

a limited number of seats. Sign

up at the Center by May 2 or call

(509) 533-3210.

LIVE YOUR LIFE WELL –

May 25

This is a program sponsored

by the Executive Office of Elder

Affairs on Wednesday, May 25th

from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the

Senior Center which will guide

us to become stronger and more

resilient, while meeting new

people and enjoying a delicious

lunch! Reservations are required

by May 18th. Free!

HIGH TEA AND POETRY –

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Come listen to some poetry

readings by Chris DuBose of

Medway while enjoying high tea

in antique and international teacups,

along with sandwiches and

petit fours, at the Medway Senior

Center on Thursday, May 26 th at

1:30 p.m. Cost is $2 and you

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Sports

Redemption Will Be a Factor For Medway Nine

By Ken Hamwey

The 2016 edition of the

Medway High baseball team is

looking to qualify for the playoffs,

advance as deep as possible

and to contend for the Tri Valley

League title. The Mustangs are

also looking for redemption.

Last year, when coach Mike

Coppinger began his rookie season,

Medway was rolling along,

compiling a 9-6 record and needing

only one win in its last five

games to qualify for the tourney.

Then, the unthinkable occurred

— the Mustangs dropped their

final five contests.

“It was disappointing,’’ Coppinger

said. “We faced some topnotch

pitchers, lost a couple of

close games and played poorly

against teams we should have defeated.

I really felt badly for our

four seniors. This time around,

we’re focused on making the

playoffs, making some noise in

the post-season, and we’re also

hoping to contend for the league

crown.’’

The Mustangs, who had a 1-1

record at Local Town Pages deadline,

should be a top-echelon

team this time around because

they have more assets than liabilities.

“We’ve got experience with

eight seniors returning and a

total of 11 players back with

varsity credentials,’’ Coppinger

said. “Our depth is good, our

hitting and pitching are strengths

and we’ve got speed and a high

baseball IQ. Where we need to

improve is on defense. We can be

better in the field.’’

Medway’s infield will include

senior Devin Nealon and Brian

Culcasi at first base, senior Jake

Brodeur at second, sophomore

T.J. Nelson at shortstop and senior

Jeff Costello at third. “Devin

is consistent at the plate, has a

good approach and can field,’’

Coach Mike Coppinger (back row at left) with the seniors whom he started with as freshmen.

They are, front row from left, Jake Brodeur, Jeff Wenzel, Jeff Costello, Brian Culcasi and Seth Coppinger.

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Coppinger said. “Brian has great

hands in the field and at bat. Jake

is a competitor, a take-charge

guy who has a strong arm, good

range and can hit for power. T.J.

has great hands and good footwork.

He’s a scrappy hitter who

makes good contact. Jeff is the

ultimate leader. He’s versatile,

has a strong arm and he’s got

gap-to-gap power.’’

Coppinger has two top-notch

catchers in senior Tyler Monahan

and junior Matt Brown. Monahan,

who last year hit .295 and

had five home runs, can also play

first, third or assume the role of

designated-hitter.

“Tyler led the league in home

runs for half a season last year,’’

Coppinger recalled. “He’s excellent

on defense, blocks the plate

well and he calls a good game.

Matt also is solid on defense and

he’s got a cannon for an arm. He

settles down pitchers well and

he’s worked hard to improve his

hitting.’’

Medway’s outfield will be in

capable hands. Junior Sean Petinge

is in right, senior Jeff Wenzel

patrols center and senior Joe

Downing, who hit .371 and stole

14 bases last year, handles the

chores in left. Sophomore Nick

Assad, who also is a pitcher, can

fill in at any of the outfield slots.

“Sean hit .303 last year after

returning from Tommy John surgery,’’

Coppinger noted. “He’s

versatile (outfield or infield) and

he’s a terrific athlete. Jeff is fast,

has range and is a good contact

hitter. His speed enables him to

steal a lot of bases. Joe is one of

our best hitters. He’s got power

to the gaps, moves well and is

engaged on every pitch. Nick is

very athletic and gives us quality

depth.’’

Coppinger likes his three starting

pitchers — senior lefty Pat

Harrigan, senior right-hander

Seth Coppinger (brother), and

Assad, a hard-throwing righthander.

“Pat mixes his assortment

nicely,’’ Coppinger emphasized.

“He’s got a good fastball, curve,

slider and change-up. A threeyear

varsity player, his control is

excellent. Seth relies on a fastball,

curve and change-up. His control

is very good and he hits his spots.

Nick has good off-speed stuff and

a dependable curve. He’s working

hard to improve his control.’’

Last year, Harrigan compiled

a 3-1 record and had an E.R.A.

of 2.52 while Seth Coppinger

was 4-3 with an E.R.A. of 2.88.

Junior Jake Melo is Medway’s

closer, Petinge will start and also

see action in middle-inning relief

and Nealon is able to fill either

role. “Jake has a good fastball

and slider and throws hard,’’ said

Coppinger, a former Medway

diamond star who played at Merrimack.

“He’s improved his command.

Petinge’s best pitch is his

fastball and his control is good.

Nealon provides depth and he’s

got a fastball that moves well.’’

Coppinger paid his dues before

taking the varsity reins. A

pitcher-infielder at Merrimack,

he later coached there before becoming

the junior-varsity coach

at Wellesley High. Serving one

year as Medway’s freshman

coach, he later became a varsity

assistant before taking the varsity

post. His assistants are Paul Francesconi,

Andrew Miller (jayvees)

and James Nix (freshmen).

“Medfield will be very good,’’

Coppinger said. “They’ve got

quality pitching. Ashland also has

mound depth and no one should

count out T.J. Chiappone’s Bellingham

squad. As for Medway,

I firmly believe we’ll earn that

playoff berth. I can see it in our

kids’ eyes.’’

Redemption may not be visible,

but it’ll likely play a role.


May 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 23

Sports

Millis Track – Small Team, Big Fun

By Christopher Tremblay

For the past four years Pat

Diskin has been a volunteer track

coach for the Millis High School

track and field team. When the

previous head coach stepped

down after last season, Athletic

Director Chuck Grant knew he

didn’t have to look far for his next

coach – she was already there.

Growing up, Diskin was never

a high school track star as the

sport was around, but once she

got into college, she was introduced

to the sport and was soon

hooked.

“One of the teachers that I

was assisting had kids in track

and before long I was hooked,”

she said. “I started taking clinics

and have been involved with the

Special Olympics for the past 47

years.”

Having graduated a good

number of seniors from last

year’s squad, the new head coach

is taking over a squad that has

only 12 returning athletes with

any type of track and field experience.

Only fielding a dozen

athletes with experience is tough

enough, but participating in the

Tri Valley League makes it that

much more interesting.

“Being a small team in the

TVL it is very difficult to win

dual meets,” Diskin said. “Here

at Millis, we’re not about winning,

it’s all about personal progress.

That’s all that you can do

when you only have 12 athletes

with any type of experience.”

Although the Mohawks have

only a handful of returners, they

all have a love and dedication to

the sport. Leading the way will

be junior captains Adam Fairfield

and James Schultze. Fairfield

will run the hurdles as well

as participate in the triple jump,

while Schultze will throw the javelin

and is working on participating

in the 400 m hurdles.

In addition to the captains

Millis will rely on John Frasca

(hurdles and high jump) and

Ethan Lazare (javelin and discus).

Being a javelin and discus

thrower herself, Diskin will also

be coaching the girl throwers on

the team. Senior Greta Hoglund

will throw the shot put and discus,

while junior Sarah Wenzel,

who won the TVL discus championship

last spring, will throw

Coach Pat Diskin knows that

her small sized track team at

Millis won’t make much of a dent

in the Tri-Valley League, but

focuses on building personal

accomplishment and having fun.

3 events and junior Theresa

Cerullo also placed at the TVL

Championship meet in both the

javelin and discus. Both juniors

also participated in the State

Tournament.

“Coach Diskin has helped us

considerably; she takes good care

of us and treats us all like her

grandchildren,” Hoglund said.

“It doesn’t matter how we do I

love the sport, it’s the only one

I’m good at.”

Diskin is thrilled that there are

a total of 16 athletes looking to

throw the javelin this season.

“I think they like the event because

it’s an individual sport and

there is personal motivation,”

said Diskin. “The kids also think

it’s pretty cool that I go out there

and throw with them at practice.”

The first year coach is not

going into the season with the

high expectations of winning

anything on a high level, she is

just hoping for the kids to go out

and have fun while learning.

“You can’t expect all that

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Sports

Annual Women-Only Instructional Shooting Clinic

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Ladies – have you ever

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(rain date June 11), 8 a.m. to 4:15

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May 14, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.,

at Milford High School, 31 West

Fountain Street in Milford. The

course was developed to provide

the skills and confidence needed

to explore the coast and inland

waters by boat. Basic knowledge

and skills are needed to have safe

and enjoyable boating experiences,

and this course is perfect

for families that have just purchased

a boat or are planning

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boater keeping up with changes

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extra cost. The $50 tuition includes

eye and hearing protection,

all materials, lunch and the

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Safety certificate – a value of

over $150! You must complete

to boating regulations and laws.

Successful completion of the

course will also certify a minor,

from 12 to 16 years of age, to

operate a powerboat, including

a Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski

for 16 & 17 year-old operators,

on Massachusetts waters. Certification

is in conjunction with

the Mass. Environmental Police.

Rhode Island residents born after

1985 can also take the “Challenge

Exam” for certification to

operate motor vessels over 10 HP

along with anyone, any age, from

any state, wanting to operate a

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the eight-hour course to receive

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Several of the boating insurance

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Local Farms Home to Nature

Immersion Nursery Schools

All-Outdoor Programs in Millis and Natick Connect

Kids to Natural World

By J.D. O’Gara

Three- to six-year-old kids

running around outside, in the

rain, mud and even 20-degree

weather, playing with mud,

rocks, sticks and even dirt shovels

– some believe that’s the

way it should be. The German

concept of Waldkindergärten –

where children lead their own

learning in nature’s classroom,

has come to the Metrowest,

most recently through Christine

Heer’s and Lisa Henderson’s

Sprouts program, which began

on the ground of Tangerini’s

Spring Street Farm in Millis this

past September, and for the past

seven years, at the Natick Community

Organic Farm, as Forest

Gnomes, a forest preschool that

takes place on that property.

“We are outdoors almost the

entire day with the exception that

we have a fairly rustic structure

we can use if it really starts pouring,”

says teacher Audrey Fergason,

of Forest Gnomes, adding

a paraphrase of a common outdoor

Kindergarten quote, “We

don’t think there’s any such thing

as bad weather, we just think

there’s improper clothing.”

In Millis, children have a

greenhouse check-in at the start

of each day, where they monitor

their “fingers, toes and nose,”

says Henderson. “Our goal is to

get them to be able to tune into

how they are feeling outside, in

rain, shine, snow and cold.” The

Millis program has built a yurt

on the property for those moments

when kids “just aren’t having

fun,” but otherwise, kids are

outdoors.

“Natick is really geared to outside

all of the time; we are outside

most of the time,” says Heer,

who says that the Millis “farm

and forest” Kindergarten really

emphasizes the farm component

as well as outdoor forest play.

“The farm is so important,

connecting kids to their food. It’s

all about being connected to the

At farm and forest-themed nursery school Sprouts, located at

Tangerini’s Farm in Millis, children lead their own play outside using

sticks, logs, and even garden tools, testing their limits and learning

how to play safely.

earth, learning seasons outside in

the seasons, and understanding

all the cycles,” says Heer. Children

will feed animals, collect

eggs, tap trees and plant, dig and

pick vegetables, for example.

Fergason, of the Forest

Gnomes program, says she loves

“not hearing my voice all the

time” as a teacher. “It’s so freeing

to be in an environment like that

where you don’t have to spend

all of your time telling them no.

If you take a child, and you put

them in the woods, they are very

much in tune with their bodies.”

She explains that one student on

a rainy day recently pointed to a

small bud on a tree, exclaiming,

“It’s a sign of spring!” Children,

she says, are encouraged to set

their own boundaries and limits.

“We don’t have to say anything.

We work with them to

establish how to take safe risks,

climb high enough to get back

down, and we don’t force them

to do anything they don’t want to

do,” she says. Being able to spend

hours outside, she says, improves

children’s eyesight and stamina.

“By January, February, these kids

are running, jumping, climbing

trees. A lot of kids don’t get the

chance to do that, because in the

playground, movements are very

prescribed. A lot of this is letting

children be children, exploring

the world in a way that is just

so different from the way adults

explore the world. How often do

kids get to climb trees anymore?”

Children in both programs

are encouraged to climb and play

with sticks and rocks in a safe

way. Similarly, they are taught

to carefully use tools such as dirt

shovels, wheelbarrows and in the

Forest Gnomes program, even

pocket knives in order to carve

sticks.

Sometimes, traditional school

rules “in some ways, go against

natural inclinations of childhood,”

says Fergason. “We want

to run; we want to scream. It’s

good for you to do these things.”

You can learn more about

Millis’ farm and forest Kindergarten

called Sprouts at www.

growbloomandthrive.com or

on Facebook at www.facebook.

com/growbloomandthrive, or

by calling (508) 259-1761. For

information on Forest Gnomes,

visit http://www.natickfarm.

org/Pages/Public_Programs/

Forest_Gnomes.html, email theforestgnomes@natickfarm.org

or

call (508) 655-7666.

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May & June on the following

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or concerns that they wish

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Millis Town Election May 2nd

Contested Race for Board of Selectmen, Question on Road Repair Override

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and

close at 8 p.m. at Millis Town Hall

on May 2, for the Millis Annual

Election. This year, the election

will feature a ballot question on

whether the town of Millis should

assess a permanent $300,000

general override for the purpose

of road repair beginning FY July

1,2016.

“We have a $5 million backlog

of roads that need to be

addressed,” says Millis Town Administrator

Charles Aspinwall.

This was a choice between a

debt exclusion versus an operating

override. The debt exclusion

would do it faster, but the impact

on property tax would be higher.”

This operating override would

translate to about $100 per year

per property owner.

This year’s election also features

a contested race for Board of

Selectmen. Those running include

Christopher Smith, incumbent,

Catherine MacInnes, currently

on the planning board, and Peter

Jurmain, currently on the Finance

Committee. Following are their

candidate statements:

Peter Jurmain: Candidate

for Millis Selectman

Why I’m running for Selectman

in Millis, MA.My name is

Pete Jurmain and I’m running for

Selectman in Millis, Massachusetts.

There are several reasons

for my decision to run, but chief

among them is pride in my community.

I believe that as our community

grows, there are many

issues that will challenge the character

of the Town. It is a time for

an increase in the amount of open

discussion of all issues, for examining

options, for considering how to

manage our future and for... taking

responsibility for managing our

community.

What makes me qualified?As

a member of the Finance Committee

for the past decade, with

several years as Chair, I am concerned

that citizens in Millis understand

what is going on in the

Town. I have also had a dozen

years of management experience

in three Fortune 50 companies,

and have run my own small business

for nearly 30 years. I have significant

experience in evaluating

issues and then making decisions.

My operating style has always

been inclusive and I am always

open to input from others.

I am also a veteran who served

a tour of duty in Vietnam, and

have never forgotten what it means

to evaluate the problem, explain

the alternatives and lead by example.

So when I’m asked why

I’m running, it’s because I believe

we need to make some changes in

the way we respond to our community’s

needs, and rather than

complaining, I’m choosing to try

to make a difference. In this instance,

that means running for Selectman.

Would I prefer to remain

on the Finance Committee and

enjoy my retirement? Yes. But I

firmly believe that if I’m elected, I

will make a difference to the Town

of Millis.

I am asking for your support. I

hope you will consider me when

you vote on May 2nd. I look forward

to serving all of the community

as a Selectman for the Town

of Millis for the next three years.

Cathy MacInnes: Candidate

for Millis Selectman

My passion for public service

began in in 1979, when I was appointed

to the Wrentham Zoning

Board of Appeals. In 1984,

I married lifelong Millis resident

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convincing to move to Millis to

live and raise our family. Thereafter,

I was appointed secretary

of the Millis ZBA. I served on the

Charter Review Commission that

changed the form of Millis government

to include a Town Administrator.

My Planning Board membership

began in 1993, when

I prevailed in a contested race.

Twenty-three years later, I continue

to represent the interests

of all residents regarding safety,

especially pedestrian and vehicular,

in all applications before the

Board. During my tenure, the

Planning Board has approved the

applications of Milliston Common

(excluding only the Roche

Bros. building); Centennial Park,

CVS; Rocky’s Ace Hardware;

Mobil gas station; Dunkin Donuts;

Needham Savings Bank; cleanup

of Millis Used Auto; and several

large and small residential subdivisions,

including the Glen Ellen

Country Club senior residential

development, to name but a few.

The Planning Board has also successfully

passed several zoning

by-laws, keeping the town current

with trends described in its Master

Plan, for example: Senior Residential

Community Development,

Open Space Preservation, Village

Business Developments, Large

Scale Ground-Mounted Solar

Photovoltaic Installations, car

washes, adult entertainment uses,

personal wireless communications

facilities, Millis Center Economic

Opportunity Overlay District, Village

Center, Medical Marijuana

Treatment Center, Wineries, and

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers.

I also served on the police station

site committee and was instrumental

in the committee’s choice

to construct the police station at its

current location, thereby enhancing

the downtown development.

My work for the town also includes

membership on the Community

Preservation Committee

and Sidewalk Committee. I am

a member of the Millis Garden

Club and co-chaired our recent

Millis Beautification Day. However,

my great happiness was for

several years a Merit Badge Counsellor

for Millis Boy Scout Troop

15. I tremendously enjoyed teaching

our young men about their

role in family; government, both

local and global; keeping a budget;

communication skills; and especially

volunteerism. Several went

on to become Eagle Scouts. They,

in turn, taught me much!

My experience has prepared

me to be your next Selectman. I

have worked successfully with the

town boards and commissions to

bring cohesiveness and teamwork

to all our joint projects. I am

proud of where Millis is headed. I

could go on and on and bore you

more, but I will let my activities in

our great town speak for itself.

Christopher Smith: Candidate

for Millis Selectman

My name is Chris Smith and I

am running for re-election to the

Millis Board of Selectmen. First,

I would like to thank the citizens

of Millis for granting me the opportunity

of serving as one of

your Selectmen for the last three

years. I certainly have learned a

lot and have a great sense of personal

satisfaction through helping

my community and individuals. I

hope during my tenure that I have

earned your trust and support for

another three years.

We as a community have had

a number of challenges over the

last 18 months, but we dealt with

them together and through those

challenges have become a stronger

community. I, like most everyone,

would like to forget February 2015

where upwards of 9 feet of snow

fell upon us. It was truly inspiring

to see neighbors helping neighbors

in what hopefully will be the

worst month of weather we ever

live through. We all remember the

first day of school, the unfortunate

and frightening events of the day,

and the unthinkable happenings

afterwards. This tested our ability

to collaborate and communicate

together. The employees of this

town, the School Department, the

DPW, the Fire Department, the

administration, and of course the

Millis Police Department came

together to get a difficult, stressful

and critical job done. Through it

all, the citizens of Millis were in it

with them, cooperating, assisting

where possible, and most significantly

showed your support and

appreciation for the efforts and the

job well done. More recently we

had to deal with the purchase and

sale agreement for the Glen Ellen

Country Club property, this tested

our ability to ensure the Town’s

interests would be protected and

we were able to hold public meetings

in a short time frame to inform

and to hear the concerns of

the community. It exemplified the

importance of providing information

to the public and having public

discussions pertaining to long

term strategic plans impacting the

entire town.

When I first began as a Selectman

in May, 2013, I established

local office hours and maintained

an open door policy. I have always

welcomed comments, questions,

criticisms and support. I am a fiscal

conservative who understands

that your hard earned tax dollars

when spent by the Town should be

well utilized. I believe in public forums

for sharing information, and

although we may not always agree

on every issue and every dollar

spent, it is important for the board

and committee members to listen

to and consider your input, by giving

the townspeople the forum and

by you exercising the opportunity

to provide your views enables

us to make better decisions. My

experience over these three years

working with you has fortified my

beliefs that we all need to work

together, because as we have seen

we are all collectively the town of

Millis, and we are certainly all in

this together.

Looking ahead and why I chose

to run for another term, we have

recently begun to address new

challenges and will have some very

difficult decisions to make that will

impact us all. Repairing or replacing

the Clyde Brown School,

which may be the most expensive

and perhaps important project to

date for our little Town. Additional

items of priority and importance

are: whether to sell water to

Exelon; how to fund maintenance

and repair on our roads in the

future; and additional decisions

regarding the Glen Ellen project

and the impact on the Town for

perhaps generations.

These are just some of the

challenges that lie in front of us,

there will be others. I believe that I

am the best candidate to not only

represent you, but work with you

in determining our various paths.

Over the next couple of weeks,

I will be communicating out my

positions on these and many other

matters through my Facebook

page (Chris Smith: Millis Selectman).

I realize and I appreciate

that people feel very strongly

about many of these issues, and I

can make no promises that we are

all going to see eye to eye on every

issue; but what I do promise is to

continue to encourage respectful

communication, discussion, and

debate and we, together as a community,

will determine the future

of Millis.

I respectfully ask for your vote

on May 2nd. Thank you very

much.


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Community Events

May 1

Earth Day/Arbor Day, 12

–4 p.m. Mass Audubon Stony

Brook sanctuary, 108 North

Street, Norfolk, includes demonstrations

and information sharing.,

children’s nature games and

crafts, and more. Throughout the

day there will be demonstrations

in tree planting, pruning techniques

and composting. Join a

naturalist for a guided tour of the

Sanctuary grounds. Free.

The Franklin Art Association’s

Annual Spring Members

Art Exhibit and Sale,

THE BLACK BOX, 15 West

Central Street, Franklin, 12-3

p.m., multi media show which includes,

oils, acrylics, water media,

pastel/charcoal, mixed media

and photography, Complementary

food and beverages, free and

opened to the public, supported

in part by the Franklin Cultural

Council.

5K for Lyme Disease Research,

10 a.m., to benefit the

Lyme Disease Research Foundation

(http://www.lymemd.org).

$30 per participant. To register

for the race, sign up at RaceMenu.

com, https://www.racemenu.

com/events/138876-5k-for-

Lyme-Disease-

May 2

Millis Town Election, polls

open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

May 6

Friends of the Medway

Library Friends-Only Pre-

Sale, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

May 7

Friends of the Medway

Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. –

2 p.m., books from 25 cents to $2,

cash or check accepted

Charles River Chorale

“Fire and Rain,” Spring

Concert, 7:30 p.m., Millis High

School/Middle School Auditorium,

245 Plain Street, Millis.

Director Ashley Nelson will again

conduct, with Associate Director

Susan Fortin accompanying.

To reserve tickets, please call

Brooks Corl at (508) 376-9492.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $15

for students/seniors; $10 for children

or $40 for a family of 4+,

with $1 off per ticket reserved

ahead of time. www.charlesriverchorale.net.

May 8

Pianist Robert Congdon

performs a beautiful collection

of works by Prokofiev,

Mozart and Schubert, 4 p.m.,

Millis Church of Christ Congregational,

142 Exchange

Street, Millis. Call (508) 376-

5034 for more information or

visit www.millisucc.org.

May 9

Medway Town Meeting

Millis Town Meeting

May 10

Mother’s Day

May 11

Girl Scout Parent Information

Night, 6:30 p.m., Millis

Public Library, 961 Main Street,

Millis, Visit http://www.gsema.

org/ to learn more.

May 14

Friends of the Medway

Library $5 bag sale, Medway

Public Library

Thanks To Yanks Comedy

Night, Italian American Veterans’

Club, 4 Hayward Field Milford

MA. Doors open at 7 p.m.,

with an 8 p.m. showtime. The

featured comedians are Adam

Webster (MC) and Mike Murray.

Also includes cash bar, 50/50 raffle

and silent auction. Tickets $20

at the door or for advanced ticker

sales email info@thankstoyanks.

org. Patrons are invited to bring

their own food to this fun filled

evening of laughs. To learn more

about this organization, please

visit our www.thankstoyanks.org

or “Like” us on Facebook.

May 17

Medway Town Election,

polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

May 18

Medway Business Council

annual dinner meeting,

featuring Danielle Donnellan of

Fallon Community Health Plan

on the importance of work-life

balance and tips for managing

and reducing stress, 5-7:30 p.m.,

Restaurant 45 in Medway from at

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Dinner choices are chicken

& broccoli, steak tips or baked

haddock. Registration fee for the

event is $30/members and $35/

non-members. Register and reserve

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medwaybusinesscouncil.org by

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and 2:30 p.m., music, food and

entertainment.

Exsultet! Shining A Light

on First Responders, Choral performance

at the First Congregational

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All are welcome to help celebrate

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The Garden Club of Norfolk

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May 25

Medway Community

Farm and Medway Library

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national tour of this documentary

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Buying a Home: The Final Walkthrough

by Joleen Rose

When buying a home, the last thing you do before you sign on the dotted line is go to the house and do a final walkthrough. This is different than the home inspection and

done just prior to the final closing of the sale.

The purpose of this walkthrough is to make sure the house will be delivered as agreed in your contract. You want to make sure the seller is leaving the house in working

order and no problems with the house have occurred since the last time you where there.

Here’s a quick checklist that will help you make the most of your final walkthrough:

• Bring your purchase contract with you and verify that all items agreed to in the contract have been taken care of

• Make sure the home and the exterior are free of personal belongings

• The home and exterior should also be free of trash

• Test all the appliances

• Confirm all the light fixtures are working

• Turn on ceiling fans as well as exhaust fans in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry area.

• Check to make sure that the garage door remotes are in working order

• Go through the house and turn on every faucet and flush all the toilets

• Run the garbage disposal and trash compactor

• Open and close all the windows and doors to make sure they are opening and latching properly

• Look for any damage on the ceilings, floors, and walls such as new scratches, cracks, or other issues

• Finally, account for all keys to the property

This is an important step to take and could save you lot of headaches. This allows you to be able to resolve any problems before you close on the house.


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“You rock the socks off of any experienced agent I’ve met and I was in the business for over 18 years.

I am just so impressed with everything but especially your negotiating skills!” Arlene A.

Own a Piece of Paradise

Ever dream of owning a

home in Florida? What if you

could own a home near Disney

and see return on your real estate

by using as a rental, with no

extra work on your part?

“We are only a couple of

miles from Disney World,” says

Matt Montalvo, who moved to

the Florida area from Central

Massachusetts 10 years ago.

“When we sell a home, we can

put owners into our vacation

rental program. Buyers have

an option where they can use it

strictly as a second home or rent

it out as a vacation home. We

oversee, maintain, manage and

market the property.”

Homes range in size from

2,000 to 20,000 square feet,

condominiums and town homes

perfect for retirees and vacation

homes for families to sprawling

estate homes for corporate executives.

All have private swimming

pools and are located in

golf resorts that feature golf,

water parks and even restaurants

among their amenities.

“All of them are professionally

managed and maintained,

beautiful luxury estate homes,”

says Montalvo.

For more information on investing

in your piece sunny Florida,

as well as your own peace of

mind, visit homesalesneardisney.

com or vacation2florida.com.

Here is a recently purchased

vacation home. Check out 502

Crestwick Manor on YouTube,

just 15 minutes to Disney.

“I must say, Matt has gone

beyond what I had experienced

with other realtors and also beiing

fromBoston, he could relate

to what I was looking for, not

just as a home, but as an investment.”

ADDITIONAL 147

ABUTTING ACRES!!!

ERA KEY SOLD THE MOST HOMES IN 2015!

Joleen Rose, Realtor®

LMC, CBR, MAR, GBAR, NAR

Cell: (508) 951-5909

E-Mail: joleenjrose@gmail.com

Web: www.joleensellshomes.com


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#1 COMPANY FOR HOMES SOLD IN MILLIS

(#1 in Total Homes Sold in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Source MLS)

Laina Regan Kaplan

Realtor ® , CBR

DIRECT: 508-577-3538

Robin Spangenberg

Realtor ® , ABR, Prof. Stager

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Robin Spangenberg

$629,900

9 Apple Rock Road, Millis

Jennifer McMahon

$528,900

11 Crestview Drive, Millis

Robin Spangenberg

$394,900

108 Lovering St, Millis

Laina Kaplan

SALE PENDING

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NEW LISTING

SALE PENDING

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170 Cowell Rd, Wrentham

Laina Kaplan

$399,000

4 Windcrest Lane, Millis

Robin Spangenberg

$399,000

46 Timberline Rd., Millis

Robin Spangenberg

$439,900

15 Gervais Way, Uxbridge

Jennifer McMahon

$329,900

7 King Phillip, Bellingham

Laina Kaplan

SALE PENDING

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Map 31/Lot 5 Farm St, Millis

Jennifer McMahon

$499,900

6 Partridge Lane, Millis

Robin Spangenberg

$384,900

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Jennifer McMahon

$449,900

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Laina Kaplan

$359,900

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Laina Kaplan

SALE PENDING

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Robin Spangenberg

$519,900

13 Symmes Rd., Franklin

Robin Spangenberg

$339,900

391 Chestnut Street, Franklin

Jennifer McMahon

$559,900

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$289,900

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FOR OUR CLIENTS

We would never use another agent other than Laina for any future real estate endeavors.

Not only did she help us purchase our current home but we also used her services to sell

our previous home. She is very professional and her experience and knowledge of

the home buying/selling process makes a stressful undertaking quite seemless. She is

always available to her clients day or night and 7 days a week. We highly recommend

Laina as she will put her clients best interest first and you can be assured every last

detail will be taken care of. – Chris & Paula Dunphy

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