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The Duxbury Fire Department hosted children of all ages at its open house last Sunday at its Tremont Street headquarters. Kids checked out firefighting and rescue equipment and met fire fighters. Fire Chief Kevin Nord shows Jackson Wilder, 5, a brush breaker. More photos on page 12.

Many houses on one lot?

Board wants to shut down new interpretation of zoning bylaw


Worried about a new legal interpretation of the Duxbury zoning bylaw that could allow more than one house on a single lot, the Board of Selectmen is hoping to address the issue and close that possible loophole at the 2017 Town Meeting. At their meeting Monday night, selectmen opened the warrant for annual and Special Town Meeting to be held […]

DHS welcomes exchange students




The American Field Service mission is “to create a more just and peaceful world through intercultural learning.” This year, two AFS exchange students are living in Duxbury to accomplish just that. Nadia Graf comes from Basel, Switzerland and Giulia Gilardi from Lake Como, Italy. They join the line of over 150 AFS students from over 30 countries who have studied […]

Zoning changes abound

ATM proposals at 15; officials want fewer


At their meeting Monday, Duxbury selectmen opened the warrant for the 2017 Town Meeting, but they won’t have to wait long to fill that agenda since there currently are at least 15 proposed zoning articles being floated and a total of 39 suggested articles. Articles are due to the town manager’s office by Dec.2. Of the 15 zoning articles, one […]

Call for artisans: ‘Uniquely Duxbury’ gifts wanted



The Clipper will be publishing its annual Holiday Guide soon and we are planning a section called “Uniquely Duxbury” that is all about gifts that are made by Duxbury residents and sold to the public. If you live in town and make a unique or unusual item of any type that would make a great gift during the holidays, we […]

Around Town Hall



Wednesday, Oct. 5Ellison Fund Meeting9 a.m.Town Hall, Mural RoomDesign Review Board4:30 p.m.Town Hall, Lower LevelHistorical Commission7 p.m.Town Hall, Lower LevelSchool Committee7 p.m.Alden School, Room 104 Thursday, Oct. 6COA Board Subcommittee9 a.m.Senior Center, Library Tuesday, Oct. 11Board of Assessors4 p.m.Assessors Office Wednesday, Oct. 12Planning Board Meeting7 p.m.Town Hall, Mural Room

2016 BookBreeze literary event concludes with B.A. Shapiro’s “The Muralist”




The final 2016 Book- Breeze presentation took place Sept. 22 at the Duxbury Free Library, when B. A. Shapiro discussed her recent novel “The Muralist.” “If you had one year to live,” Shapiro’s mother once asked her, “what would you do?” For Shapiro, the answer was to spend more time with her children and write a novel. Writing is her […]

Duxbury Senior Center and High School to host Meet the Candidate program on Oct. 14



The Duxbury Senior Center and the Duxbury High School will host a Meet the Candidate program that is open to the public on Friday, Oct. 14 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden St. High school students and Duxbury Senior Center seniors will pose questions to Democrat and Republican candidates that reflect their priorities regarding […]

Cancer survivor offers insight on healthy living




Jacqui Bryan, health coach, cancer survivor and nurse, offered a powerful recovery story from an aggressive cancer and presented her findings on chronic inflammation recently at a discussion at the First Parish Church. Bryan discussed why chronic inflammation is dangerous, what causes it and what can be done to help or prevent it in the first place. According to Bryan, […]

Duxbury Superintendent search community forum



There will be a community forum regarding the search for a new superintendent of Duxbury public schools on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. A focus group for seniors will be held the same day at 2 p.m. at Alden School, room 102. The community is encouraged to take an online survey on this issue […]