2015-09-16

Neighbors cry fowl: Farming law to be re-examined



A neighborhood grievance over a crowing rooster may result in changes to the town’s right to farm bylaw. On Monday, Bay Road residents Audrey and Thomas Nee came before the Duxbury Board of Selectmen to ask that they look into the town laws governing agriculture after the couple had problems with anannoying rooster on Winthrop Avenue. Audrey Nee told the […]

Dredging begins: Moorings out by mid-October



All boat moorings in Duxbury harbor must be removed by October 14 so dredging can begin in the anchorage. On Monday, Town Manager Ren? Read announced that the dredging of the federal channel will begin on September 21. The dredgers will start at the federal entrance channel marked by navigational nuns and cans 12 through 22. For the channel, there […]

Beach permits sales rise



Almost 600 more Duxbury residents bought over-sand beach stickers for their cars this summer, bringing in an additional $66,000 in revenue to the town. All categories of beach stickers showed an increase in permit sales over last year as of the end of June, according to information provided by Finance Director John Madden. Residents bought 582 more over-sand beach stickers […]

New pumper truck and brush breaker for fire dept.



Expect to see a shiny new pumper truck in the Fourth of July parade next summer as the Duxbury Board of Selectmen signed a contract to purchase the new fire vehicle this week. Approved by the annual town meeting in March, the new Pierce Arrow pumper truck will replace a 2006 pumper and will cost $590,724. Fire Chief Kevin Nord […]

Dragons down B-R to give coach Maimaron 100 wins at Duxbury



In what’s become one of the most anticipated nonleague clashes on the earlyseason high school football calendar, Duxbury renewed its rivalry with Bridgewater-Raynham in the season opener on Friday night. The two storied programs have squared off in each of the last eight seasons, including this one, with five of those contests serving as the season opener. After winning four […]

Keely key’s victory: Dragons win big behind super sophomore



It’s tough to find fault with the way the Duxbury field hockey program has started its season. In its season opener last Wednesday, Duxbury shutout fierce non-league adversary Sandwich in a 1-0 road victory with senior goalie Lily Venturelli standing tall in net. Senior Caroline Crowley scored the lone goal with sophomore Caroline Kent earning the assist. Senior Kathryn Peters […]

Girls’ volleyball drops opener to Westborough



The girls’ volleyball team dropped its season opener to Westborough in last Wednesday’s home match. Duxbury was swept 3-0 by the visiting Rangers in a competitive contest. “The match was tough, and we knew they were going to be tough,” said Duxbury girls’ volleyball coach Pam Thomas. “We knew who we were up against and what we had to do […]

Senior-laden squad leads girls’ soccer program in ‘15



Duxbury had a productive 2014 season under first-year coach Joe Ferguson – compiling a 9-7-2 record, and qualifying for yet another MIAA Division II tournament. Eight senior leaders including captains Logan Snelling, Kristen Smith, Maggie Maloney and Nicole Gavin said goodbye to the program following Duxbury’s 2-0 loss to 2-seed Scituate in the Division II south semifinals. Many of the […]

Cross country teams win season openers vs P. South



Duxbury’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams ran to victory in their respective season opening races against Plymouth South last Wednesday. The Dragons were able to commence their seasons on their home turf in what was the only favorable element to the racing conditions. Temperatures reached as high as 90 degrees as the summer sun radiated above the 5000-meter course. […]

Baseball senior captain Brendan Kates commits to UMass



Incoming Duxbury baseball captain Brendan Kates made his pledge to play collegiate baseball at UMass Amherst via an announcement on his personal Twitter account. Kates’ Thursday, August 27 post read: “Happy to announce my commitment to play at UMass Amherst for baseball. Thanks to all that made this possible.” “I loved the school a lot when I visited,” Kates told […]