The Art Complex Museum offered an evening tile-making workshop for adults recently. Instructor Carolyn Daly Shedd taught two techniques for decorating the tiles: sgrafitto, which means “to scratch” in Italian, and relief, where artists place sculptural elements on top of the tile. Here Cheryl Spencer’s Celtic-inspired design takes shape as she carves through green paint on the soft, clay tile. […]

Lackluster election looms

No contests; nobody on ticket for housing authority position

There are no contested races in the town election and there is even one position that will remain blank on the ballot because no one is running for it. The town election will be Saturday, March 25 at the Steele Athletic building on St. George Street. Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. There are seven positions for elected […]

Police probe fake calls

Duxbury police are investigating reports that residents have received automated telephone calls from numbers that come up on their caller ID as being from the “Town of Duxbury,” but are not from the town at all. According to Duxbury Police Lieutenant Lewis Chubb, at least two residents called the town hall to complain that calls purporting to come from the […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, March 1 Duxbury High School Council 5 p.m. 71 Alden Street, DHS Library School Committee 7 p.m. Alden, Room 104 Historical Commission Public Hearing 93 Abrams Hill 7 p.m. Downstairs Town Hall Duxbury Bay Management Commission 7 p.m. Senior Center, Walker Room Thursday, March 2 Finance Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center, Weyerhauser Room Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust 7:30 p.m. […]

Duxbury Camera Club thrives in the digital age

Nine years ago Duxbury resident Joan Collins was looking for a way to “get shooting and be around others” when she reignited her interest in photography after a 20-year hiatus. Her thoughts turned to the Duxbury Camera Club, which had begun in the 1970s with a dozen members, but had fizzled out and lay dormant for years. In September 2008, […]

Kindergarten registration begins

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will take place during the week of March 20 by appointment. Parents will be able to complete the online portion of registration and set up an appointment beginning on March 1. For more information, please visit the Chandler School website and click on the kindergarten information page.

Clipper election policy

The local election season will soon be upon us. The town election will be held on March 25. Here’s a reminder of the Clipper’s policy for elections: The Clipper invites all candidates for public office to submit an announcement of their candidacy with a photograph. Entries should be no more than 400 words and can be submitted any time between […]

Millbrook project moves forward

From ‘depressed’ town entrance to mixed-use development

It’s no surprise to anyone driving down Saint George Street that Millbrook Station is going through some changes. Mike Juliano of Juliano Enterprises, the new owner and developer of the area, is close to completing what he calls “phase one” of a two-phase overhaul of the entire area. Plans for phase two are nearly complete and will go before the […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Miramar

The Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 9. The celebration starts with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6 p.m. followed by a corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared by Miramar’s new Irish chef Brendan McCarthy. Kingston’s own Fran Hoeg will entertain with Irish and Broadway music. $45 per person. Reservations: call the Retreat […]

Brush burning permits available

Brush burning permits are available for purchase at the Duxbury Fire Department Central Fire Station, 668 Tremont St. during normal business hours from 8 a.m – 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m – 2 p.m. $10 for the season. Checks only. Burning permits are also sold by mail. Forward a request along with a check for $10 […]