Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed

The Duxbury Interfaith Council held its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast and prayer service on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Sisters of St. Margaret’s new sanctuary on Washington Street. The well-attended event included thoughts on the slain civil rights leader by Reverend Edwin Johnson, Rector of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester, and performances by the Duxbury High School […]

Board vetos development

ZBA overturns building permits for five units on North Street lot

At a public hearing last Wednesday night the Duxbury Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to overturn building permits issued by the town for five condominiums on one lot on North Street. The board’s decision came after three hours of testimony from residents who appealed the building permits, the attorney and engineer for the builder seeking to develop the land […]

Schools grapple with budget shortfall of more than $300K

The proposed fiscal year 2018 budget for Duxbury public schools is over $34.682 million, marking an increase of $1.56 million over last year’s $33.5 million budget, Superintendent Dr. Ben Tantillo told the school committee last Wednesday night. Of that increase, $800,000 has been addressed with a promise of town funds and another $400,000 is earmarked for the district’s planned special […]

Preparing for Town Meeting

Planners support ‘odd lot’ zoning

The Duxbury Planning Board reviewed three proposed zoning bylaw amendment articles slated for the annual Town Meeting at its meeting last week and endorsed one that endeavors to create affordable housing on small properties. The board discussed the Duxbury Historical Commission’s proposal to revamp what is commonly known as the demolition delay bylaw, the selectmen’s proposal for a temporary moratorium […]

Freelance news reporters and photojournalists wanted

The Duxbury Clipper is adding to its team. From the schools to the senior center and all around town, there are stories just waiting to be covered and photographed, and the Clipper is looking for freelance news reporters and photographers. Reporters are needed to cover weekly town government meetings and other local news. Must have prior writing experience; a background […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 18 Historical Commission 7 p.m. Town Hall, lower level Open Space Committee 7:30 p.m. Senior Center Library Thursday. Jan. 19 Finance Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center Duxbury Beach Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center, McCluskey Room Board of Health 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Affordable Housing Trust 7:30 p.m. Senior Center Tuesday. Jan. 24 Conservation Commission 7 p.m. […]

Following Dr. King’s dream: build a ‘beloved community’

The Reverend Edwin D. Johnson was a little boy when he first encountered the Sisters of St. Margaret at their home convent in Boston (the Sisters have since moved their order to Duxbury). His mother, a seamstress, made the Sister’s habits and an aunt worked in the Boston convent. As a preteen, Rev. Johnson was so taken with the Sisters […]

Adult night out clay workshop at The Art Complex Museum

An adult night out clay workshop is scheduled at The Art Complex Museum from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Instructor Carolyn Daly Shedd encourages her students to incorporate their own individual creative ideas. Students will underglaze their pieces and leave them to be kiln fired. $40 includes materials. To register, email sally@artcomplex.org or call 781-934- 6634, ext. 10

Duxbury High School’s musical “Brigadoon”

Two American tourists in Scotland come across a small village that, it turns out, appears only one day every 100 years. Will the town disappear forever, or will a miracle happen, as Tommy and Jeff get involved with the lives, loves and loss of people in Brigadoon? Duxbury High School’s music department and Theatre Troupe 355 will present the musical […]

Around Town

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