2019-10-23 E-Edition


Alden students dash with the Dragons

Students had fun running laps around the field while the PTA raised money to pay for supplemental programs at Alden Elementary School. Friday’s post-storm weather was beautiful for what is Alden PTA’s largest fundraiser. Families donated to the PTA when they registered their students in the run. All students participated whether they were sponsored or not. PTA Co-Chairwoman Missy Magner […]

Walking the dog will cost

Selectmen approve new fee to take pets on town-owned land

This week, the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported a plan to require dog owners pay for a permit to walk their canines on all town land. The new program is an expansion of the current one requiring dog permits on Duxbury Beach. It will include the beach as well as all town lands and conservation properties. The new dog walking […]

Demolition delay appears likely

Neighbors call for preservation of historic home on Temple St.

No one, it seems, likes the idea of tearing down the Isaac Simmons House, the 1696 farmhouse on Temple Street. That includes the neighbors, historic preservationists, members of the Historic Commission and even the man who currently owns it. Despite that, the Historic Commission found itself on Thursday considering what to do with a request to demolish the house that […]

Sudden storm slams town with hurricane force winds

Damage centered around waterfront, north section

Trees fell, boats were washed ashore and a house was severely damaged as Duxbury was hit by a short, but powerful, storm early Thursday morning. The waterfront was hard hit, as the town landing on Mattakeesett Court was ripped up, the Duxbury Yacht Club pier wrecked and floats were destroyed. “It was a perfect trifecta of conditions,” Duxbury Bay Maritime […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 23Duxbury Housing Authority5 p.m.59 Chestnut St. Duxbury School Committee6 p.m.Alden School Duxbury AffordableHousing Trust6:30 p.m.Town Hall,Kitchen Thursday, Oct. 24Finance Committee7 p.m.Senor Center Fourth of July Committee7:30 p.m.Senior Center Zoning Board of Appeals7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room Tuesday, Oct. 29Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior Center Conservation Commission7 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room

Rising recycling costs put pressure on DPW budget

Disposal options are limited, Buttkus warns

Rising costs for recycling and trash disposal are putting the squeeze on the Department of Public Works proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. As Director of Public Works Peter Buttkus explained to the Finance Committee last Tuesday, China, once the major buyer of American recyclables, has stopped taking single stream recycling and many American recycling mills have gone out […]

Holy Family Women’s Club Holiday Craft Fair

Thursday, Nov. 14th from 5-8 p.m. Please join us as we showcase a wide variety of crafts designed and created by local artists. Enjoy coastal gifts, home décor, original artwork, jewelry, silent auction, raffles and more! Holy Family Parish Center 601 Tremont St.

Selectmen waiting on new agreement for Temple St.

Call put out for potential buyers of historic parcel

The town is anticipating it will receive a new purchase and sales agreement for the property at 761 Temple St. soon, and Duxbury Selectmen said if the public has any plans to buy the agricultural land, it should come forward now. On Monday, Duxbury Town Manager René Read told the Board of Selectmen he has been working with the attorney […]

Artist brings his approximations to the Art Complex Museum in November

“Approximations,” an exhibit of works by artist Steve Novick, will be on display at the Art Complex Museum through Nov. 10. He considers them vital to his work in which they are used to undertake a new form or realize the solution.