Dog droppings problematic: More dispensers urged by concerned residents

Dog feces on town property is once again a hot-button topic: this time the problem is at the Powder Point bridge. On Monday, the Board of Selectmen heard from Bernard Graham of Puritan Way, who asked to be on the board’s agenda to discuss the issue of dog droppings on the pedestrian sidewalk of the bridge to Duxbury beach. Graham […]

School investigates abuse allegation

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Benedict Tantillo released a statement Tuesday regarding a non-sexual allegation regarding a high school coach/ teacher and two students. In the statement, Tantillo said the district takes these types of allegations seriously and is investigating the incident. “We are fully cooperating with the state agency conducting the investigation,” Tantillo said in the statement. “The safety and […]

Duxbury chosen as ‘Good Kids’ film set

This week movie producers received the green light from the town to begin filming a new Hollywood movie at private residences on Power Point, Washington Street and at Duxbury Beach. Monday, the Board of Selectmen unanimously granted an event permit to the producers of the film, “Good Kids,” which will be filming at various locations around town beginning Thursday. The […]

10 years later: One resident’s experience with 9/11 Commission

As the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center approaches, so, too, does the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Com- mission report, something one Duxbury resident feels honored to have been a part of. Walter T. Hempel, II, moved to Duxbury in 1987 after working for 30 years as a special agent with the […]

Culture shock for students: Guilfoile sisters volunteer at Rwanda hospitals

After saying goodbye to the old Duxbury High School building, and anticipating entering the new one, two Duxbury sisters traveled abroad and got a taste of how different African schools are from American schools. ThroughPartnersIn Health, an organization that provides modern medical science to those in need, especially in Rwanda and Haiti, Meghan and Erin Guilfoile spent two weeks in […]

School Committee looks forward to new school year

The School Committee looks forward to seeing how the new school building works for students and how students will use their laptops. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter reviewed professionaldevelopment work that was done over the summer, focusing on elementary math work. With several new units for teachers to work with this year, Hunter said she is very pleased to have […]

In too deep: Dragons can’t come back in Opening Day loss to Panthers

Everything seemed to go wrong in the first half from untimely turnovers and huge touchdown plays by the 10th-ranked Holliston Panthers all the way down to the scoreboard and sound system not working for the Duxbury High School football team Friday night. The Dragons dominated the second half, but the damage was already done in a 34- 20 loss at […]