Fighting Vibrio: Oyster growers seek new regs.

In an effort to safeguard Duxbury’s oysters from the food-borne bacteria Vibrio, local shellfish growers took an usual step last week and proposed that the board of health adopt additional regulationsfor their industry. According to Joe Grady, a shellfisherman for the past 14 years and the town’s Conservation Administrator for the past 38, oyster growers recognized the need for the […]

A Tour of Hall’s Corner history

“Hall’s Corner has always fascinated me.” Duxbury Town Historian Tony Kelso began his historical walking tour of Hall’s Corner on Sunday with these words, and during his hourlong remembrance of the area he proved why the history of the area really is fascinating. The tour was sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and was open to the public. […]

Failing windows at Alden School

The windows at Alden School need to be replaced, Duxbury facilities director Brian Cherry told the school committee at their monthly meeting last Wednesday night. “The windows in Alden School are failing,” said Cherry. “People often need help to get them open. They just don’t work.” Cherry, who put the windows first on his list for capital project requests for […]

Razia Jan offers sneak peek of her documentary at PAC

What makes a successful businesswoman in a safe little seaside town like Duxbury take on the difficult task of starting up and running a girls school in a war-torn country like Afghanistan? “Hope,” says Razia Jan, who came to the United States in 1970 from Afghanistan. “Giving these girls a chance in such a war-torn environment, where they don’t have […]

“Time and Tides:” A sea change in learning at Duxbury High School

“Time and Tides,” a new approach to learning that Duxbury High School pilot-tested for a week this summer with a small group of students and faculty, may resurface again if money can be found to pay for it, Superintendent Ben Tantillo said at Wednesday night’s school committee meeting. The program, which is based on Concord-Carlisle’s seven-year old “Rivers and Revolution” […]

Local Historic District Commission Holds Coffee

When one imagines a traditional New England style home, chances are that a Spanish-style villa isn’t what comes to mind. That’s exactly the way Duxbury’s Local Historic District Commission wants to keep things. On September 19, the Commission held a coffee at the Nathaniel Winsor House on Washington Street to speak to residents who might be interested in learning more […]

Book Breeze: An engaging evening of facts in the fiction

Fact and fiction converged last week at the culmination of Duxbury Free Library’s summer literary series, “Book Breeze,” co-sponsored by Westwinds Book Shop. Over sixty people gathered in the Merry Room to discuss the novel, “The Flight of the Sparrow,” a work of historical fiction by Amy Belding Brown. The evening began with a lively and engaging question and answer […]

Duxbury freshman helps beat W-H with late goal

Matt Gill is one of two freshmen on the Duxbury boys’ soccer roster. Playing on a team stocked with upperclassmen, it takes an exceptional effort to stand out among the seasoned leaders. During the Dragons 2-1 road victory over Whitman-Hanson in the team’s season opener last Wednesday, Gill made an impact when it mattered most – scoring the gamewinning goal […]

Heartbreaker in Holliston: Costly penalties plague Dragons in loss to Panthers

After failing to register a first quarter score in last week’s 35-27 win over Bridgewater-Raynham, the Dragons found the end zone on their first series of the night against Holliston. On second down and eight from the Holliston 40 yard line, senior captain Collin Prudente took an inside handoff from quarterback Bobby Maimaron and burst through the line for the […]

Boys’ golf team off to 6-0 start

For a program with championship-aspirations, getting off to a favorable start to the season is a must. Duxbury – a perfect 6-0 after its initial string of outings this fall – is beginning to compile the type of prodigious record that many pundits, both inside the program and out, envisioned. Five of those victories have come against league opponents, with […]