2016-01-13

Tree cutting raises ire



Residents packed the Planning Board’s meeting Monday night to oppose a neighbor’s plan to cut down as many as 14 trees on Standish Street in order to save an historic structure from the wrecking ball by moving it down the street. At a public hearing held under the state’s public shade tree law, Standish Street resident Bill McArdle explained how […]

To stop an identity thief: Town clerk hopes to end ID theft of deceased



With death comes peace – unless a deceased person’s identity has been stolen by a local crook who uses this information to obtain credit cards in the dead person’s name without anyone’s knowledge. There is a criminal at large who has struck in Duxbury at least twice and tried a third time to steal the identity of a recently deceased resident […]

More money for dredging project: Emergency transfer made Dec. 22



The dredging of Duxbury harbor is almost complete, however, it has cost the town more money to finish the work.  Right before Christmas, the Finance Committee approved an emergency reserve fund transfer of $45,000 to supplement the $80,000 town meeting previously appropriated for the project in 2013.  On December 22, chairman Elizabeth Sullivan signed off on the paperwork for the transfer.  In an […]

Election update: two open School Committee seats



There are two open seats on the Duxbury School Committee as long-time member Mary Lou Buell has decided not to see re-election.  Town Clerk Susan Kelley said Buell informed her on Monday that she will not pursue another term. This means there are two open positions on this five-member board as vice-chairman Kellie Bresnehan has also chosen not to run for re-election.  So […]

Demo delay law updated: DHC seeks to increase delay to 12 months



The Duxbury Historical Commission is planning to replace the current demolition delay bylaw with a wholly new version with many changes including increasing the delay time from six to 12 months. On Monday, the Planning Board held a public hearing on the commission’s proposed revision because it is part of the town’s zoning bylaw. The revamped bylaw is on the […]

‘Time and Tides’ needs funds



The school district is seeking outside funding to pay for a new multi-disciplinary way of learning for DHS seniors next year called “Time and Tides,” Superintendent Ben Tantillo said at the School Committee meeting last Wednesday night.  According to Tantillo, a survey will be distributed to high school students to determine how much interest there is for “Time and Tides” as […]

Can home schooled kids participate in DPS activities?



In April, the School Committee will revisit the matter of allowing home-schooled students to take advantage of athletics or extracurricular programs at Duxbury public schools.  In keeping with MIAA regulations on public school athletics participation for students outside the district, home schooled students who had wanted to take advantage of the school district’s musicprogram were previously turned down.  The matter came up […]

Nolan crashes the net: Duxbury senior captain scoring at will



There’s no alternative way to describe it – Julia Nolan is simply on fire.  As odd as that may sound to associate an ice hockey player with fire, Nolan’s play as been blazingly brilliant as of late. This “shooting star” is burning.  Duxbury’s senior captain totaled a career-high four goals in the 5-1 road win over league rival Falmouth last Wednesday night […]

Reagan returns as Dragons beat North Quincy



Through the first five games of the regular season, the starting lineup for the Duxbury Dragons had been announced with one glaring omission: shooting guard Ryan Reagan. One by one the names of Duxbury’s starters for its sixth game of the season, a January 5 home game against North Quincy, were revealed. And for the sixth time this season, Duxbury’s […]

Lady Dragons score impressive win over N. Quincy



The shots are falling for the Lady Dragons.  After averaging just 36 points per game during its first four games, Duxbury has averaged nearly 54 over its previous two games. The Lady Dragons have turned in their two best offensive performances of the season in their past two outings – 55 points against Saint John Paul II (Dec. 30) and 52 […]