2020-01-29 E-Edition

Saturday night’s all right for Black Tie Bingo

Duxbury 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. Friends of the Duxbury Council of Aging, Duxbury Interfaith Council and Duxbury Senior Center sponsor the annual event to fund a fuel assistance program for community members in need. Many other families and businesses […]

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

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 Mayflower Streets. The ZBA has also been considering a town- backed plan to build 20 […]

Making time to take it easy

Alden School Principal announces her retirement

For 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. “We’ve been toying with for the last few months. We decided it was time.” She […]

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

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.

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 […]