Farewell to Byrnesy

There is one less familiar face on the streets of Duxbury this week, as long-time Duxbury Police Officer Robert Byrne has passed away. Robert Byrne was born in 1927 in Boston. He came to Duxbury when he was young to live with his aunt and uncle, Eden and Jennie Keen Glover, whom he described as “two of the finest people […]

Grange Hall lot housing: ZBA approves affordable unit

The Zoning Board of Appeals recently approved a request to convert a vacant lot to allow construction of affordable housing. On Jan. 15, the Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust submitted an application to the Zoning Board of Appeal for a special permit under the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust proposed converting a pre-existing, non-conforming use on two combined […]

London to London, around the world

Duxbury Bay Maritime School welcomed special guest speaker, Sarah Outen, British adventurer on Monday, April 14.Outen is three fourths of the way done with a grueling global expedition from London to London, using only her own human power. That means that she has rowed, kayaked and biked thousands of miles across the world. She calls this adventure London-2-London: Via the […]

A closer look at the Historical Commission

For homeowners who are looking to modify, renovate and demolish a home in Duxbury, a meeting with the Historical Commission is a requirement. The Historical Commission identifies, documents and protects Duxbury’s historic resources and increases public awareness of Duxbury’s heritage and the value of historic preservation. The Commission also administers the mandates of Duxbury Bylaw 609: Demolition of Historically Significant […]

Meet the Food Pantry volunteers

On Route 53, tucked behind St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, sits a white shed that houses the Duxbury Lions Club Food Pantry. While many Duxbury residents are aware of the Food Pantry and the service it provides to the community, few know how much work volunteers do to maintain it. Volunteer John Heinstadt recently retired from the school committee, […]

Artists tour Bradford House, look for inspiration: Exhibit part of multi-year rejuvenation project

Visitors looking to take a trip through time this summer will have the opportunity to experience Duxbury history like never before. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will open a new exhibit, “Re-Imagining Bradford: Contemporary Art Inspired by the Bradford House,” this June, in conjunction with a multi-year project to enhance the Bradford House experience. Megan Scallon Melvin, curator for […]

Boys’ lacrosse beats rival Billerica 10-8

June 10, 2007 marked the inception of the “Nine Years War.” The Billerica Indians, enjoying an 18-win season, had only lost twice all season with both losses coming in overtime. Naturally they had reason to be optimistic heading into the MIAA tournament. In the state semifinals the Indians lost their third game of the season, in overtime once again, ending […]

Duxbury wins home opener 8-3 over Scituate

Playing its home opener at the Chandler School Baseball Field, Duxbury was already in recognizable territory. Falling behind its opponent by three runs at the onset of the game proved to be equally familiar. For the second straight contest, Duxbury had to claw itself out of a 3-0 hole to tie up the game. The early-season defensive miscues plaguing Duxbury […]

Softball wins home home opener, downs Rockland 7-3

As the Boston Red Sox took the field for opening day at Fenway Park, the Duxbury High School softball team hit the diamond for its home opener roughly 35 miles away. Mikayla Zukowski got the start for Duxbury (2-1), pitching a clean first inning. After giving up a one-out single to the second Rockland batter, Zukowski struck out the following […]

Sailors ride wave of success

Perhaps no other Duxbury athletic program has enjoyed the warm winds of April more than the sailing team. The Dragons easily outmaneuvered and outclassed Sharon, BB&N and St. John’s Prep, winning 5-0, 4-0 and 5-0, respectively, since thecalendars flipped ahead. On April 11, the team traveled to Newport, RI for a quad meet at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Duxbury […]