2019-12-18 E-Edition

Christmas elves visit to Bay Path Rehab

The Chandler School’s Extended Before and After School Program made its annual Christmas visit to Bay Path Rehab and Nursing Center bringing holiday songs and cheer to the residents.

Citizens have well worries

Water safety group asks for monitoring of McNeill landfill

A group of Duxbury residents concerned about that an old landfill possibly leaching dangerous chemicals into nearby town wells will meet with the Board of Health Thursday to discuss this topic. The Duxbury Safe Water Committee is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to ensuring the safety of the town’s water supply. The committee was formed in 2018 after those […]

Next steps on tap for Temple Street

Selectmen meeting planned for January on pair of farm properties

The town has received an updated purchase and sales agreement for 761 Temple St., and now has 120 days to decide whether to buy this property or assign its right of first refusal to another organization in order to save this open space from development. Duxbury Town Manager René Read said he received the new document on Monday afternoon and […]

Town Manager presents ‘challenging’ $84.2M budget

Plan includes fee increases and personnel cuts

This week, Town Manager René Read presented a balanced budget for the next fiscal year that totals over $84.2 million. This is an approximately 3.26 percent increase over the current year’s budget of $81.5 million. The next fiscal year, FY2021, begins July 1, 2020 and runs until June 30, 2021. In his presentation to the Board of Selectmen Monday, Read […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 18Fiscal Advisory Committee6 p.m.Alden School,Room 104 Board of Selectmen6 p.m.Alden School,Room 104 IT Steering Committee6 p.m.Alden School,Room 104 School Committee6 p.m.Alden School,Room 104 Finance Committee6 p.m.Alden School,Room 104 Historical Commission7 p.m.Town Hall,Lover Level Thursday, Dec. 19Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior Center Zoning Board of Appeals7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room Alternative EnergyCommittee7:30 p.m.Senior Center Board of Health7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Cafeteria Meeting Room

Alternative Energy Committee seeks members

There are two vacancies on the Duxbury Alternative Energy Committee, and anyone interested in serving on this volunteer board is encouraged to fill out a talent bank form, which can be found on the Town of Duxbury’s website. The committee meets monthly at the Senior Center.

Brush burning permits on sale

Brush burning permit sales will be available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Jan. 1. Burning permits are $10. Payment must be by check. Cash will not be accepted. Burning permits will be sold only at the Central Fire Station at 668 Tremont St. or by mail. To have a […]

New dog permit plan gets green light from selectmen

Fee will help pay for waste pickup on town lands

The controversy surrounding a proposed dog walking permit program for town open space has been settled, and the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously this week to move forward with it. The program requires that dogs have a permit to walk on town-owned open space and conservation land, specifically bogs, trails and ponds, and on Duxbury Beach. The new program is […]

Holiday deadlines for the Clipper

Due to the Christmas holiday, all editorial copy is due by 10 a.m. on Dec. 20. Sports content is due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 19. Display advertising copy is due by 1 p.m. on Dec. 20. Classified and legal advertising is due by noon on Dec. 19. Due to the New Year’s holiday editorial copy, is due by 10 […]