Blairhaven review set

Just as Duxbury selectmen were poised to sign off on a conservation restriction for the Blairhaven property on Standish shore, neighbors and concerned residents questioned the legal document saying it was new and very different from a previous version and it needed review by the Blairhaven committee.  On Monday, November 9, the Board of Selectmen met to sign a recreational conservation […]

Cook running for state senate

Duxbury is losing its longtime Republican state senator Robert Hedlund, who is leaving to become the mayor of Weymouth after wining that election November 3. So far, three candidates have decided to run for his office including Duxbury resident Brian Cook. Cook, 57, of St. George Street, announced his intention to run last week. He is currently unenrolled and may plan […]

Schools address health risks

Duxbury Middle School saw a rise in the number of eighth grade students who reported thinking seriously of committing suicide, according to the school’s Youth Risk Survey, given to students in April.  In the survey, 16 percent of middle school students said they had seriously thought about suicide. In 2013, the last time the survey was conducted, 12 percent answered yes […]

Pop single to aid children

Making music that is making a difference in the lives of children is the purpose behind the new song “Call it Love,” featuring a former long-time Duxbury resident.  Brian Stratton, who was one of the founding members of the Marshfield band The Infractions, recently worked with musical artists Jeffrey Gaines and Grammy award winner Paula Cole to create the single. All […]

New 2016 K-12 health and wellness program created

Beginning in kindergarten at Chandler Elementary and throughout Duxbury High School, students will be spending time each year in a health class.  Plans are well-underway to structure the program now; it is expected to begin throughout Duxbury’s public schools in the fall of 2016.  “Curriculum writing will happen this summer,’ assistant superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter told the Duxbury School Committee last week. […]

Library’s new Hoopla app offers streaming content

One of the definitions of the word “hoopla” is a loud celebration, and the Duxbury Free Library is hoping that their patrons will feel like celebrating after trying their new offering of the Hoopla Digital app, which allows users to access audiobooks, movies, music albums and television shows.  “Hoopla is a streaming service that is made to work just with libraries,” […]

195 Standish Street to be moved, not demolished

An historic home that was slated for demolition will be moved instead.  On November 4 at a pair of public hearings regarding the demolition applications of two of Duxbury’s historic homes, the Duxbury Historical Commission learned that the house at 195 Standish Street will be disassembled and moved down the road.  The first hearing, regarding the demolition application for 195 Standish Street, […]

Historical Commission holds hearing for 38 Ocean Avenue

The Duxbury Historical Commission held two public hearings on November 4 regarding demolitions of structures on Standish Shore. The first was for the property at 195 Standish Street (see related story titled, “195 Standish Street to be moved, not demolished”). The second was for 38 Ocean Avenue, a house constructed during the 1870-1900 period that is owned by Gill and Dickie […]

Exchange student sheds light on life in Pakistan: Tabish Sattar hopes to bring peace and understanding through education

In an effort to promote peace around the world one person and one relationship at a time, Tabish Sattar, an international exchange student from Pakistan, spoke to a group of engaged residents at the local shop ONE: Gift, Person, Place on Sunday, November 15.  Sponsored by ONE and Westwinds Bookshop, this was the first of over 25 presentations Sattar will give […]

Recovering teen addicts perform “The Price You Pay”

Last Thursday evening, a large group of Duxbury students and their parents filled the Performing Arts Center to see “The Price You Pay,” an improvisational Drug Story Theater production based on real-life experiences about the seduction of, addiction to, and recovery from drugs and alcohol. Performed by local teens who are in the early stages of recovery, Drug Story Theater […]