40 years of town service: Sgt. Symmonds’ career honored

This week, Duxbury officials honored a police sergeant for his four decades of service to the town while also recognizing a retiring police officer and welcoming a new fire fighter-paramedic. At the Monday night meet- ing of the Board of Selectmen, Duxbury Police Chief Matt Clancy congratulated police Sergeant Dennis Symmonds for serving the town for the past 40 years. […]

Alaskan adventure revealed: Duxbury family discovers gift from beyond the grave

Hidden beneath letters, old bills and boxes collecting dust lay a manuscript that would prove to be an unexpected gift from a Duxbury man who led an extraordinary life. One year ago, Duxbury resident Brian Lies was rummaging through his late father- in-law’s boxes of letters and journals that had been stored in his garage after his father-in-law’s passing in […]

Twice as nice: Tom Calter wins Democratic, Republic primary

Voters at last Tuesday’s primary election made an unusual move as they wrote in a Democratic candidate on the Republican ticket. Representative Tom Calter, D-Kingston, won both the Democratic and Republican nominations for representative in the 12th Plymouth District. As voters in Duxbury headed to the polls, they noticed there was no official Republican candidate for representative of the 12th […]

The flight of a lifetime: WWII vet relives war experience

A 91-year-old World War II veteran recently took to the skies and relived part of his war experience. Duxbury resident Robert Hughes flew 32 missions out of the United Kingdom on a B24 Bomber during World War II as a member of the US 8th Air Force, B24 Liberators, 2nd Air Division, 96th Combat Wing, 466th Bomb Group, 786th Bombardment […]