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Photo courtesy Kristen St. AmourSavoring summer’s last big weekend – Labor Day – are the St. Amour children, who moved to Duxbury in June. Mom Kristen St. Amour shares this picture of, L to R, Lawson, 1, Elyse, 4, and Bella, 6, enjoying their first Labor Day at Duxbury Beach. … A digital subscription is required to access the rest […]

John Madden exiting in ‘18




Finance Director John Madden, who has led Duxbury to financial stability and whose fiscal practices have maintained the town’s AAA bond rating for almost a decade, is retiring. In a letter dated Aug. 25, Madden notified Duxbury Town Manager René Read that he will be retiring in February. Read announced the news Monday night at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. […]

Triathlon set for Saturday




The 16th annual Duxbury Beach Triathlon will take place this Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. and impact traffic on Powder Point, Washington Street, Bay Road and Hall’s Corner for approximately two hours. On Monday, the Board of Selectmen approved an event permit for the triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Duxbury Bay, a 13.7-mile bike ride around […]

Home’s history under review





A partial demolition of a home at 44 Duck Hill Road and the fate of five houses on the Battelle Institute property on Washington Street were under review by the town’s Historical Commission at a Sept. 6 meeting. Anne and Francois Poulet own the home at 44 Duck Hill Road, which, according to public record, was built in Kingston in […]

Around Town Hall



 Wednesday, Sept. 13 Bid Opening Temple St. – Phase 2 10 a.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Design Board Review 4 p.m. Town Hall Small Conference Room Senior Center Building Committee 4 p.m. Senior Center Duxbury Housing Authority 5 p.m. 59 Chestnut St. Government Study Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center, Weyerhauser Room Municipal Commission On Disability 7:30 p.m. Senior Center, Ellison […]

Duxbury Community Preservation Committee Filing Deadline



Requests for Community Preservation Act funding must be filed with the Duxbury Community Preservation Committee (CPC) by Oct. 16. Applications received by that date will be considered for recommendation to the Annual Town Meeting in March 2018. Applications can be for projects in the primary areas of open space, historic resource, or community housing; projects related to recreation will also […]

Are you ready for some flag football? Yes!



Duxbury firefighters presented kids with the game ball this past weekend.The inaugural season of the flag football program in Duxbury is underway. It’s an official youth program of the National Football League. Duxbury’s new flag football program is part of NFL PLAY60, a national fitness campaign aimed at increasing exercise among young football fans. The program began in October 2007 […]

Duxbury Beach Triathlon – traffic alert



The 16th Duxbury Beach Triathlon will be taking place on Saturday morning, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m. Over 400 athletes, ages 13 to 80 and primarily from New England and the Northeast including Canada, will hit the water in Duxbury Bay with a ½-mile swim. They will follow that swim with a 13-mile bike segment and finish their race with […]

Town expands pool of available constables




There’s a new constable in town and his name is Mitchell “Mitch” Librett, a tenured professor of criminal justice at Bridgewater State University and a retired New York police officer. On Monday, selectmen appointed Librett, of Temple Street, as a town constable. The constable’s job is to post warrants and election notices and deliver documents. Currently, Duxbury has one constable, […]

Duxbury FACTS to Meet September 18



Duxbury FACTS (Families, Adolescents and Community Together against Substances) will hold its first meeting of the academic year on Monday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 104 at the Alden School. All are welcome to attend and learn more about this community coalition. The agenda will include updates from the Duxbury Police Department on its Crisis Intervention and Project […]