2016-05-25

Meet the winners from Athletic Awards Night



Top-ranked Lincoln-Sudbury defeats Duxbury, 13-7



Living in limbo; hoping for a miracle




Ernie Thibeault is an ordi­nary man. Just like any other ordi­nary man, he is a husband, a father and a grandfather. He has lived in Duxbury with his wife, Susan, for the last 49 years in the same house he helped build with his own hands. He raised his family there. He coached baseball, bas­ketball and he worked at the […]

Thomas H. King, Sr., 95



Thomas H. King, Sr., of Duxbury, passed away on May 18, 2016 at the age of 95. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene (Murphy) King and loving father of Donna King of CA; Timothy King of VT; Thomas King, Jr. and his partner Rosie of Duxbury and Terry Goggin of Duxbury. Thomas was the dear grandfather of […]

DHS Class of 2016 honored at athletic banquet

Seventeen Duxbury student athletes earn 7 Letter Award



The Duxbury High School Athletic Department held its annual athletic awards night honoring the graduating se­nior athletes in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18. The night’s proceedings were held in the DHS cafeteria with Duxbury Athletic Direc­tor Thom Holdgate serving as the master of ceremonies. “This is one of the signa­ture events that starts us on the road to graduation,” […]

Beach open despite birds



Just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend, the majority of Piping Plovers on Duxbury beach have built their nests, which could possibly cause some areas of the beach to be off-limits to people.  According to a report from Duxbury’s Endangered Species officer Mike Pforr, there are 18 pairs of the small shorebirds that have built 18 nests on the […]

Not a beach day: Beach permit sales down



Have you bought your beach sticker yet? If not you’re not alone.  Sales of beach stickers are almost nine percent lower this year than last year, and town officials believe the recent rainy weather could be to blame. The town sold 658 fewer beach stickers by May 23 than it did in the same period in 2015, according to a spread sheet provided […]

New health class rolled out in fall: May be graduation requirement



Assistant Superintendent Dr. Laurie Hunter unveiled plans for the Duxbury public schools’ new K-12 Health and Wellness Curriculum at the School Committee meeting Wednesday, May 18.  Superintendent Dr. Ben Tantillo said he would like to include the health curriculum as a graduation requirement for seniors. Hunter, who noted that content will be decided and written out over the summer, said the point of the […]

Fresh faces fill ranks of police department: Many DHS grads come back to Duxbury to serve their town



To find the definition of “homegrown,” it’s not necessary to look farther than the newest members of the Duxbury Police Department as five of the eight officers sworn in Monday night were born and raised in town.  At a ceremony during the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Monday night, Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy introduced four new full-time police officers, one part-time […]

The Clipper visits Duxbury Postmaster Karen Marques: Safety and reliable service are top priorities



Duxbury’s main post office on Depot Street has a new face at the helm – Postmaster Karen Marques.  A 33-year veteran of the post office, Marques grew up in Dorchester and Quincy and has worked all over the Boston area as well as in Cambridge, Quincy, Milton and East Weymouth. Her first position as a postmaster was in Scituate, where she […]