2015-04-08

Harsh winter damage



The record winter of 2015 has taken a toll on the PowderPoint Bridge. Ice in the bay has damaged some of the fiberglass jackets that wrap around hundreds of pilings supporting the 27-yearold bridge. According to Department of Public Works director Peter Buttkus, the problems on the bridge pilings were discovered around two weeks ago. He said he suspects it […]

A Duxbury drone



The Duxbury Fire Department is raising money for a drone to help in emergency situations. The drone will be used mostly for search and rescue missions. It can be used to search large areas of marsh and water throughout the year. “It has a large application in structural collapse and hazardous materials situations as well as large brush fires,” Fire […]

In search of community



A former Duxbury resident has just returned from a globaljourney inspired by food. Leila Elamine, a 2005 Duxbury High School graduate, just returned from a ninemonth stint traveling the world in search of the best recipes she could find. Along with her business partner, Anthony Morano, Elamine has created Made With Love, an organization that seeks to find the “love […]

DHS prom finds new home



This year’s Duxbury High School prom will be hosted at a much larger (and more wellknown) venue: Gillette Stadium. With the change in location come several other changes that have caused confusion for parents and students. Because the prom will be held at the home of the New England Patriots, there will be no theme, as DHS students will be […]

Courage of conscience



A longtime Duxbury resident is being honored for her tireless work educating the public on the dangers of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Mary Lampert, founder of Pilgrim Watch and member of Pilgrim Coalition, will receive a Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award this year. Peace Abbey, an interfaith organization committed to the study and practice of nonviolence, honors individuals and […]

Duxbury veteran honored for years of service



The Duxbury American Legion Post 223 recently honored a 30-year member for his service to the town and thecountry. Raymond W. “Ray” Bergeron was honored during his last meeting at the Post in March. Ray and his wife Sue are moving to Chespeake, Virignia, to live closer their daughter and her husband. Bergeron is a United States Navy Veteran and […]

Health insurance rates remain stable next year



Health insurance rates for Duxbury town employees will be staying steady for the coming year, town officials announced this week. On Monday, Human Resources Director Jeannie Horne made this recommendation to the Board of Selectmen and they voted unanimously to approve the rates she presented. The health insurance rates are effective June 1. “The recommendation is to keep the rates […]

Dragons return to diamond



The Duxbury High School baseball team is in pursuit of its second-straight Patriot League title as the calendar flips to spring. Fresh off the team’s second- best season ever, one in which the team posted a 16-4 record, head coach Gordon Cushing is hopeful that recent success can give the program something to build on. Unfortunately the recordsetting winter weather […]

DHS Lacrosse wins season opener over Plymouth South, 21-0



Was it six seconds, or was it seven seconds? That was the debate on the sidelines and in the stands. Every set of eyes at Chandler Memorial Field watched as Duxbury junior midfielder Connor Hunt won the opening faceoff of the 2015 season, raced right up the middle of the field and scored. “We don’t know how quick it was,” […]

DHS boys’ and girls’ tennis win



If the tennis season ended today, both Duxbury High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams would have gone the entire season without dropping a set. But with 16 regular season matches to go following the season-opener on April 1, the spring journey is far from over. Still, the Dragons won’t complain about how their seasons began, with each program sweeping […]