2016-10-26

One vote matters



Former One vote matters Clipper Editor Justin Graeber wrote an editorial in which he enumerated the importance of voting. The date is lost to the archives but I thank Town Clerk Susan Kelley for sending me a copy, the text of which is printed below. Titled “Voting is a fundamental American right,” the editorial ran before an election that Graeber […]

Seniors help Dragons shine

Girls soccer team gains momentum as postseason approaches



Back on Oct. 6, the Duxbury girls soccer team lost 4-0 to Hingham to fall to 5-5-1 on the season. The Dragons struggled to find any sort of rhythm and kept taking two steps forward and one step back. Since that day, everything has changed. Duxbury hasn’t lost a game, as of Monday, ripping off four straight wins to bump […]

Live music, storytelling with international flair on Oct. 29



Come to OROPA this Saturday, Oct. 29 for a free evening of live music (in English and Spanish), catered food, 50/50 raffle and inspirational storytelling with the theme of international development. Rebecca Hervieux, an American living in Nicaragua, will be the special guest and host for the evening. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at 35 Depot St. For information, visit fneinternational.org.

Reader’s View: Thanks for Winter Street roundabout



I wish to express my thanks to the town officials for a much-needed, very well constructed and attractive roundabout at the intersection of Winter and Route 53. Its construction was handled with a very minimal of disruption to the general public and the finished product is most appealing. Well done! Billie EmersonLincoln Street

Reader’s View: proceed with caution on senior center



The Oct. 19 Clipper article “Senior center eyes addition” throws a lot of numbers at Duxbury residents as to why a $2.2 million, two story, 3,500 square-foot addition should be added to the present structure. As a senior and a 38-year Duxbury resident, it is my opinion that the very people they’re trying to help could be the ones most […]

To enlarge the Senior Center?



At selectmen’s meeting on Oct. 17, Council on Aging Director Joanne Moore presented the results of the Senior Center Feasibility Study, which calls for a 3,500-square-foot addition to the Senior Center. A lot of people have already put a lot of toil into the proposal. It therefore behooves those of us in what might be called the debunking class to […]

Reader’s View: Parent Connection say consider the research when voting on Question 4



On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in Massachusetts will be asked to support or oppose a binding ballot question on the legalization of recreational marijuana. The executive board of The Parent Connection, a group of parents committed to providing programs and resources that build healthy connections among children, parents and teachers, would like to remind readers of facts presented by various […]

Newcomers’ Club news



Duxbury Newcomers’ Club hosted its first adult social event of the year with a Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the American Legion. Participants sampled eight different chilis while listening to live music by Ian Richardson. Tiger and Sarah Reardon won the event and took home a $100 gift card to The Winsor House; Jess and Matt Kreiser took […]

Caregiver support and discussion group meets monthly



Want a place to talk with other caregivers and get information on resources? There is a drop-in caregiver discussion and support group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. For more information contact Donna Ciappina, LSW at 781-934-5774 (ext. 5730).

Reader’s View: ‘Development interests’ can coexist with ‘conservation interests’ at Battelle



My name is Merrill Diamond and I’m the founding partner of Diamond Sinacori, the development firm that was designated by Battelle to revitalize its former campus on Washington Street in Duxbury into a residential community called Duxbury Landing. I’m writing in response to David A. Mittell’s column in The Duxbury Clipper of Aug. 8 2016 regarding the Battelle property. I […]