2015-08-05

D.A.R.E. to be drug free



The last week in July, Duxbury Police Officers Friend Weiler and Tim Wigmore accompanied 20 Duxbury Students to the 21st Annual Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office Summer Drug Education Program. The program, run by all of the school resource officers and drug education officers of police departments in Plymouth County, focused on team building, drug prevention education, good decision-making and […]

Brand new wheels



On July 30, the Duxbury Fire Department announced that it won the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for a new $175,000 4×4 brush truck. This nationwide, highly competitive grant that will cover 95% of the cost of the vehicle, gets on average over $2 billion worth of vehicle requests each year and has an award rate of less than 10%. […]

‘A Cure in the Nick of Time’ fundraiser



Duxbury resident Nick Curran was born a healthy baby. Now 23, he is years into a battle against Batten Disease – a fatal neurodegenerative disease with no known cure and no treatments available. In a race against time, his family is hosting a 5K fundraiser next month to raise awareness about this disease and money for research to find a […]

Clark Island Picnic



On Sunday, August 2, nearly 200 people gathered on Clark’s Island for the annual Clark’s Island Picnic. Hosted by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, the picnic took place on the DRHS’ picturesque 17-acre, waterfront Cedarfield property, which holds the secondoldest house on the island, built in 1836. With no electricity on the Cedarfield property, the picnic gave visitors a […]

What makes ticks tick?



Did you know that ticks can still be active in temperatures as low as 40 degrees? This was one of the facts conveyed to beachgoers by Duxbury Board of Health intern Melissa Silverman during her presentation at Duxbury Beach on Monday. Silverman is currently enrolled in an internship program through the State Health Department and has been working alongside the […]

North Hill Country Club



For the past few months, the Town has been debating whether it is in its best interest to have the North Hill Country Club operated by a contracted vendor or the Town. In a memorandum dated June 15, the Town decided it is in the best interest of the Town to continue leasing the facility, following a bid process, to […]

Duxbury football strives to find chemistry in 7-on-7 league



As the calendar flips to August, the fall sports season is on the horizon. Last week Duxbury’s football team put in some work at the Bridgewater-Raynham passing league to work on its passing attack and defense against squads from B-R and Middleboro High School. For those unfamiliar with the 7-on-7 format, it is played exactly how it sounds. Seven members […]

DBMS to have new 8th grade crew program this fall



Last week the Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS) announced that it would be having an eighth grade crew program this fall. This announcement comes after the first spring season in which crew was considered a varsity sport at Duxbury High School. “We’ve had an eighth grade program in the past, but last year we couldn’t make it work with staffing […]