DEMOCRACY IN ACTION. Clinton Watson of Acorn Street receives his ballot from Tina Bruce. See more Election Day photos on page 12.

Voters turn down override

Money would have funded DPW building design and engineering

A quiet election season got noisy after the votes were cast as residents rejected a $1.4 million Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion override that would have funded the design and engineering plans for a new Department of Public Works building. When the votes were counted, 536 people voted no and 340 people voted yes. Director of Public Works Peter Buttkus […]

Predator plan sparks complaints

DBR says it’s following the law

When it comes to protecting the piping plovers of Duxbury Beach from predators, there aren’t many options. Which, according to Duxbury Beach Reservation Executive Director Cris Luttazi, means foxes that have recently been making their home there have to be killed. A wave of social media criticism was set off when a Plymouth photographer, Karen Walker, who photographs the foxes […]

Long way for a good lesson

Rwandan educators visit Duxbury schools

Recently, Duxbury High School had the pleasure of getting to know two educators from Rwanda, Brother Crescent Karerangabo and Brother Straton Malisaba, Karerangabo being the principal and Malisaba the headmaster of The Byimana School of Sciences. Throughout their short trip to Duxbury, they hoped to gather information on the school system here and apply them back home, along with a […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, March 27Old ColonyPlanning Council7 p.m.70 School Street,Brockton Duxbury BayManagement Committee7 p.m.Senior Center Duxbury Seawall Committee7 p.m.Town Hall,Lower Level Thursday, March 28Duxbury AffordableHousing Trust6:30 p.m.Town Hall,Kitchen Zoning Board of Appeals7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room Monday, April 1Planning BoardJoint with Selectmen7 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room Tuesday, April 2Duxbury NuclearAdvisory Committee7:30 p.m.Senior Center

Remember to return the census

The 2019 Annual Town Census has been mailed. Please take a moment to sign the form, making changes if necessary, and return it to the Town Clerk’s office. This information will be used to compile the annual street list. To register to vote, please visit the office to complete a voter registration card.

Dog licenses can be renewed by mail

A mail-in renewal form is included with the census for those wishing to renew a dog license by mail. Licenses may also be purchased at the counter or by using the Town Clerk on-line payment center. Please visit the Town Clerk page on the town’s website at for additional information. Dog licenses are free of charge to pet owners […]

2019 Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are now available

Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are required to take a dog on the beach between the months of April and September. A dog must first be licensed with the Town in order to obtain a permit. Beach Walking Permits are currently $5 and free of charge to pet owners 70 years of age or older. Permits can be purchased online at […]

Get help with tax preparation at the Duxbury Senior Center

The Duxbury Senior Center and the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation are combining efforts again this year to provide tax assistance for the current tax filing season. New tax laws take effect for the 2018 tax year, so there will be some changes. Volunteers have been trained by the AARP Foundation to help residents with their 2018 federal and state tax returns […]

Concert at the Complex

Prometheus Duo, a saxophone and piano duo, will perform at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m. The duo specializes in the masterpieces of baroque music, classical literature and commissioned contemporary music. Pianist Marko Stuparevic and saxophonist Joseph Abad have performed both nationally and internationally in tremendously varied musical capacities. The program for this […]