Memorial Day observed: Ceremonies held despite rain

Despite the rain that sometimes came down in sheets, Duxbury’s veterans, their families and many from the community filled the First Parish Church on Memorial Day morning to remember those who died for freedom.  Due to the rain, the traditional parade with veterans, scouts and the Duxbury High School Marching Band was cancelled. But the scheduled service at First Parish Church went on […]

Schools hold forum on kids safety in the digital world

With the recent problem of a sexting scandal among its adolescents, Duxbury public schools asked psychologist and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Dr. Elizabeth Englander to speak at the high school on Wednesday May 25.  Englander has been studying this phenomenon for years and has written extensively on bullying and social media. The downside of Dr. Englander’s research, shared […]

Concerns aired on Battelle plans

Duxbury residents packed a meeting at the senior center last Tuesday to hear developer Merrill Diamond talk about his plans to turn the former Battelle site on Washington Street into residential housing. The meeting lasted two and a half hours with residents having ample time to ask Diamond questions and offer their opinions of his plan. Most every seat in the large room […]

Liquor law violators face new penalties from town

Duxbury has adopted a new set of regulations for establishments that sell alcohol including restaurants, bars and package stores, in order to have both rules and consequences in the event of liquor license violations. The Duxbury Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the new regulations at its May 23 meeting.  According to Inspectional Services Director Scott Lambiase, adopting these rules gives the town the […]

Police search for missing teen

A 17-year old Duxbury girl is missing and police fear she may be in danger.  On Sunday, Duxbury Police posted a “Missing-Endangered” bulletin for Shayla Weber, who has been missing since Saturday, May 28.  Police believe Weber may have been given a ride in “an older model white pick-up truck with an extended cab” driven by a Hispanic male with facial hair, […]

Duxbury FACTS celebrates first year and Karen Wong: BID-Plymouth CEO Peter Holden is guest speaker

With a beautiful sheet cake made by Duxbury High School Breadboard students and a plaque from the Massachusetts House of Representatives honoring her work, community organizer Karen Wong celebrated one year with the organization she spearheaded last year – the Duxbury FACTS group.  Wong, a mother of three, began Duxbury FACTS, an acronym for Families, Adolescents and Communities Together against Substance […]

Duxbury sailors compete in Leukemia Cup to honor Ed Russell

When a family member dies, it can be hard to find a fitting tribute. Other times, it’s almost like fate hands you the keys and points you in the right direction.  The latter is what has seemed to happen for Jessica Williams. She has found an almost perfect way to honor her father Ed Russell, a former Duxbury resident who died […]

Tournament time for tennis: Boys win Patriot League title, girls return to playoffs

For the fourth consecutive season, the Duxbury boys’ tennis program has won the Patriot League championship. This is the 26th league title for the program and 11th since the turn of the new millennium. Duxbury won the league title each season from 1999-06 and is half way to equaling that string of league crowns with its 2016 conquest.  Duxbury’s 5-0 home […]

A historic senior sendoff: Duxbury softball earns first tournament berth since 2013

Following Duxbury’s 8-6 win over Whitman-Hanson on May 18, the Dragons path to the MIAA Division I state tournament had come into focus. Duxbury would have to win two of its remaining four games to earn a spot in the postseason.  Luckily for the Dragons, the next two foes of their final four on the docket were Hingham (May 20) and […]

Senior Night success: Duxbury beats Marshfield, 5-2

In the Duxbury baseball version of the “Final Four,” the Dragons celebrated their four seniors during the home finale against archrival Marshfield on May 24.  Senior captain Jake Reagan along with classmates Brendan Kates, Chris O’Connor and Haley Chu were honored with a pregame ceremony prior to first pitch.  In the final start of his high school career, O’Connor turned in […]