2019-08-14 E-Edition

Thirty years of plovers and storms on Duxbury’s shore

Duxbury Beach Reservation, town, have faced mounting hurdles and rising costs in recent decades

Like the Hope diamond, Duxbury Beach is a rare and expensive jewel. But unlike the enormous blue gem, the beach is necessary to Duxbury as a barrier between the historic town and the rising seas. This year’s increase in the cost of the beach lease, passed down to users via a higher sticker price, coupled with extensive beach closures and […]

Quick meeting to slow down

Voters approve measures to reduce speed limits on local roads

In less than one hour, 169 Duxbury residents at the Special Town Meeting Monday night supported two measures that will give the town some local control over its speed limits. The meeting, which took place at the Performing Arts Center on St. George Street, had two articles on the agenda. Both proposed adopting state laws that will enable Duxbury officials […]

Part of Duxbury sprayed for EEE

Second round of pesticide application may be required

Aerial pesticide spraying took place over parts of Duxbury and other towns over the weekend as the Commonwealth responded to an outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Plymouth and Bristol Counties. A section of Duxbury was part of the area sprayed, with planes covering a large portion of the town. The area covered included most of the town west of […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, Aug. 14Duxbury Housing Authority5 p.m.59 Chestnut StreetPlanning Board7 p.m.Town Hall,Mural RoomThursday, Aug. 15Duxbury AffordableHousing Trust6:30 p.m.Town Hall,KitchenDuxbury Beach Committee6:30 p.m.Senior CenterBoard of Health7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Mural RoomTuesday, Aug. 20Local HistoricalDistrict Commission7 p.m.Senior CenterWater & SewerAdvisory Board7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Small Conference Room

Review the new comprehensive plan

The Envision Duxbury Draft Comprehensive Plan is now available for public comment through the end of September. Copies are available at the Planning Department office at Town Hall, The Duxbury Free Library and online on the Duxbury Town website. Written comments can be submitted by email or delivered to the Planning Department.

Duxbury seniors can earn a tax abatement

Duxbury seniors ages 65 and over may have the opportunity to apply for the property tax work off program and use their time and talents in various Town Department to earn up to $1,000 in a real estate tax abatement. Applications will be accepted and reviewed starting Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. For more information call the Duxbury Senior Center […]

Duxbury man dies after drowning off Shipyard Lane

A 72-year-old man died after being found floating facedown in the water off Shipyard Lane early Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Hutton of Linden Lane was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Monday evening. The cause of death is still under investigation by the state Medical Examiner’s office, Duxbury Police Lieutenant Michael Carbone said. Duxbury first responders were called […]

Picnic time at Clark’s Island

Bring a picnic, and join the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society on scenic Clark’s Island at Cedarfield, their island property. Sunday, Aug. 18, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. This year’s speaker is the historian and curator of Hull Lifesaving Museum, Victoria Stevens. Stevens will speak on themes of bravery, solitude and risk-taking at sea. This short talk will take place at Pulpit […]

Volunteers revive old group to push for sidewalks on Washington Street

Goal is to fundraise up to $25,000 to do design and survey work

In the quest to build more sidewalks in Duxbury, some people are going back to move forward. The Duxbury Town Path Council, which was created in 1998 as a tax-exempt nonprofit to advocate for a bike path, is being revived as the vehicle to raise money needed to move forward on adding additional sidewalks to Washington Street. The goal is […]