2020-01-29 E-Edition

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Saturday night’s all right for Black Tie Bingo

EVERYBODY’S A WINNER: Candy and Friend Weiler celebrate a moment at Black Tie Bingo at the Duxbury Senior Center. The annual fundraiser took place Saturday. See more photos on page 10. Photo by Karen WongDuxbury got all dressed up Saturday night for Black Tie Bingo, a lively event for a good cause that was sold-out well in advance this year. […]

Town acts on McNeil dump

Engineers asked to do estimate for monitoring nearby well water


Town officials have contacted a consultant to help them learn more about an old landfill located near town wells that has been closed for over four decades. On Monday, Duxbury Town Manager René Read updated the Board of Selectmen about recent actions regarding the Duxbury Landfill, Inc., also known as the McNeil Dump, located off Mayflower Street. On Jan. 16, […]

40 homes for 40B

Zoning Board of Appeals gets look at planned housing project


Fieldstone Farms is a proposed affordable housing development near the intersection of Lincoln and Mayflower Streets.There’s more than one affordable housing development planned for Lincoln Street. Thursday, the Zoning Board of Appeals got a look at “Fieldstone Farms,” a proposed 40B development that would consist of 40 singlefamily homes on 21 acres of land near the intersection of Lincoln and […]

Making time to take it easy

Alden School Principal announces her retirement


Alden School Principal Karen Whitaker is retiring after nine years in Duxbury. Photo by Matthew NadlerFor Karen Whitaker, it will soon be summers in Maine and winters in South Carolina. The Alden School principal recently announced that she would be retiring after nine years working in Duxbury. Whitaker said she’d been talking with her husband, Allen, who retired around Christmas. […]

Around Town Hall

 Thursday, Jan. 30Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior Center Monday, Feb. 3Board of Selectmen7 p.m.Town Hall,Mural Room Tuesday, Feb. 4Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior Center … A digital subscription is required to access the rest of this content! Please Click here to Subscribe or Login below!

Town Clerk Election News

Nomination papers for Town election. The following offices will be on the ballot for the 2020 Town election: • Selectman for a term of three years, one Assessor for a term of three years, • School Committee members for a term of three years, one Planning Board member for a term of five years, • Two Library Trustees for a […]

Theater camp for Alden students

DHS Drama Troupe #355 is hosting a theater camp for Alden School students on Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the PAC. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is Jan. 30. Email actduxdrama@outlook.com to register. … A digital subscription is required to access the rest of this content! Please Click here to Subscribe or Login below!

Tower gets Zoning Board of appeals approval

150-foot tall structure would be built near transfer station and police headquarters


Plans to build a 150-foot cellular phone tower on a piece of town-owned land between the transfer station and police headquarters got the thumbsup from the Zoning Board of Appeals at their meeting last Thursday. Reading from a peer review done for the town, ZBA Member Freeman Boynton, who was chairing the hearing, said that a 130-foot tall tower, rather […]

43 articles on warrant for 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Proposals include CPA hike, funds for Exit 10 planning


This week, Duxbury Town Manager René Read released the first draft of the 2020 annual Town Meeting warrant, which currently contains 43 articles. Town Meeting takes place on Saturday, March 14, at 9 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center on Alden Street. The draft warrant does not yet include all the articles nor does it list the order in which […]