2019-05-08 E-Edition


RIDING IN STYLE: L to R: Brad Beckerman, Juliet Lanza, Thomas Donnelly, Deirdre Sullivan, Tori Zolla, James Siegener, Lily Watts and Cameron Bishop are all dressed up and ready to go as they ride onto the red carpet at Duxbury High School before heading to this year’s junior prom, which was held at Gillette Stadium. See more photos on page […]

McDonald to take charge

Deputy Police Chief brings 35 years of experience to new job

Deputy Police Chief Stephen McDonald has been chosen to become Duxbury’s next police chief. Town Manager René Read made the announcement Monday at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. McDonald will lead the department after Chief Matthew Clancy retires on June 14. McDonald was hired as the deputy chief in 2013 by then-Town Manager Richard MacDonald. He has over 35 years […]

It’s a waiting game Capt. Myles on the registry

National listing for Standish site inches forward

When Captain Myles Standish walked his seaside property in Duxbury 387 years ago, little did the former soldier of Queen Elizabeth I of England know that someday the town of Duxbury would seek national recognition for the area, an important historical Pilgrim site that today bears his name. However, trying to get that recognition is taking longer than anyone could […]

Planned seawall repairs delayed 18 months by permitting issues

The Board of Selectmen are likening the repairs of the damaged Duxbury Beach seawall to a game of Simon Says, due to the ever-stricter nature of the rules being forced upon the town by more and more regulatory agencies. Recently, Duxbury town officials met with six state and federal agencies and learned that no work will take place until permits […]

Around Town Hall

Duxbury Beach dogwalking permits Duxbury Beach dogwalking 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 […]

Roll up your sleeves, give blood

TheAmerican Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Cornerstone Lodge, 585 Washington St. on May 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter CORNERSTONE to schedule an appointment.

Questions about computers

Steering committee wants to know more about how residents use online services for town business

The town of Duxbury wants to know what people want from its online services. To that end, they’re putting out a survey to learn more. It will be available on both the town and school department websites until May 17. Paper copies will be available at the Library, Senior Center and all four public schools. The town has been evaluating […]

Four to be honored at Speak for Thyself Awards on Thursday, May 16

Sue Salvemini of Shrewsbury, Patti Ryan of Duxbury, Melissa Gilbert of Fremont, New Hampshire, Lynn Dale of Duxbury and Michelle Cully of Randolph are this year’s honorees at the Alden Kindred’s “Speak for Thyself Awards, taking place on Thursday, May 16. The Alden Kindred’s annual award recognizes woman who have created better lives for themselves and their communities in the […]

Shark talk at the DBMS

The National Marine Life Center and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy present “Sharks and Seals – Mythbusting Our Fears,” Thursday, May 9 at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St. Speakers Dr. Andrea Bogomolni of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Megan Winton of Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will provide the latest information on white shark and seal research. Doors […]