School budget is above level

Plan would add counselors, DMS assistant principal

The Duxbury School Committee wants a little more. At their meeting last Wednesday, the School Committee approved a $40,044,916 budget for fiscal year 2023. That’s $437,600 more than the level-service budget that Town Manager Rene Read requested of all departments. “We think this is in the best interests of the students,” Duxbury School Department Director of Finance Catherine Blake said.   […]

Things are not so neighborly

Plan to operate bed and breakfast meets opposition

There are two very different sides to the story when it comes to a proposal to open a four-bedroom bed and breakfast on Marshall Street. The Zoning Board of Appeals began its review of a request by Charles and Cleo Portilho Husk to rent out part of their home at their meeting Thursday. From the Husks point of view, they […]

A place to belong

Soulful Girls Club lets girls with developmental challenges connect with one another

To be intellectually or developmentally challenged in a world which rallies for perfection can feel isolating, even under the best of circumstances. For girls and young women who struggle comparing themselves to the supposed perfection of others, it can feel as if there is no one to relate to and no one who can understand that feeling of being different.  […]

Aspiring Eagle Scout gets Selectboard support

Plan for Train Field storage shed approved

Last week, the Selectboard unanimously approved a request from an Eagle Scout candidate to install a storage shed on Train Field for sporting equipment. At their Jan. 10 meeting, Adrian Kelly of Harvey’s Lane explained his Eagle Scout project to the board. He wanted approval to construct a 10-foot by 12-foot shed next to the batting cage at Train Field […]

Candidates for town office start getting signatures

Election season is underway as incumbents and potential challengers have taken out nomination papers. As of Monday, incumbent Selectboard member Amy MacNab, Planning Board Member Scott Casagrande, Assessor James MacNab, Moderator John Tuffy and Town Clerk Sue Kelley have taken out papers. So far, they have no challengers. Kristin Rappe, who was appointed to fill the remainder of Select board […]

Superintendent search nears the finish line

Two candidates will be interviewed by School Committee on Jan. 26

Interim Superintendent Danielle Klingaman is one of two finalists for the permanent job as Superintendent of the Duxbury Public Schools. The other candidate is Alan Strauss, who is currently the Principal of Weymouth High School and the District DEI Coordinator for that school district. Eleven people applied for the job, five of whom were interviewed by the search committee. After […]

Every voice lifts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The work of Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church Monday with a breakfast and service sponsored the Duxbury Interfaith Council that included music from the choir of St. Timothy’s church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Daniel Dice of St. John’s once served as pastor.   

Legal Notices

TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Appeals will hold a REMOTE public hearing via zoom on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the application of Taryn Leonard for a Special Permit under Article(s) 400 and 900, Sections 401.4, 402.4, 410.4 and 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The property is […]

Dean’s List

Li MacQuarrie has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester at Assumption University. Lily Biagini, Kelly Burke, Katherine Cleary,  James Fitzgerald, Niamh Griffin, Tiernan Maimaron, Steven Pisani, Keely Smith and Tyler Williamson were named to the College of the Holy Cross dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. Timothy O’Neil made the […]

Wrestling tough

Dragons outlast Panthers on Senior Night

As the Dragons entered a pivotal league match with Whitman-Hanson on Wednesday, they did so hoping that the competition itself wouldn’t put a damper on a memorable Senior Night ceremony. They knew they’d have a prime opportunity to win if they wrestled to their potential, and they wanted to do everything they could to make it a night to remember […]