2018-01-24

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The fifth-grade Duxbury Sociables aims to introduce youngsters to the basics of social dance and etiquette. Winners of the “couple of the night” dance contest are first place Audrey Hubbs and Jack Rubin, third place Fiona O’Connor and Gavin Wargo and second-place winners are Madeline Greenwood and Alex Balascik. There were several contests including “couple of the year,” and “couple […]

He is interim no more





Duxbury High School’s Jim Donovan got a new title at last week’s School Committee meeting: permanent principal. Superintendent of Schools John Antonucci announced Donovan’s role as permanent principal at the board’s Jan. 17 meeting. Since last July, he’s served as interim principal. Now, six months later, he’s proven himself in that role. In a message to the high school community, […]

Cannabis regs on docket




Duxbury is moving to ban recreational marijuana facilities and its Board of Selectmen unanimously supports this effort. At their Monday night meeting, selectmen voted 3-0 to support two warrant articles for the March annual Town Meeting that will effectively prohibit the growing, selling and manufacturing of any recreational marijuana or related products in Duxbury. Articles 14 and 15 both target […]

Senior center add-on set for TM




A $2 million addition to the Duxbury Senior Center will be in front of voters at the annual Town Meeting March 10. On Monday, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to support an article to fund the expansion, which was first discussed over a year ago. This is Article 17 on the town meeting warrant. Last year, voters approved $185,000 […]

Around Town Hall



Wednesday, Jan. 24 Planning Board Meeting 7 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Historical Commission 7 p.m. Town Hall, Small Conference Room Thursday, Jan. 25 Finance Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee 7:15 p.m. Senior Center Zoning Board Of Appeals 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Water & Sewer Advisory Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Small Conference Room […]

Legion boys/girls state rep applications due this Friday, January 26



The Duxbury American Legion is seeking applicants from a boy and a girl who are currently juniors in high school to participate in the Massachusetts American Legion Boys/ Girls State Program. Boys/Girls State is one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the country. Some of the objectives of the program […]

Selectmen support new state aggie proposal




The Duxbury Agricultural Commission is seeking to expand its powers by proposing the town adopt a state law that will let it buy, manage and lease land for agricultural purposes. Article 49 proposes to accept Chapter 40, section 8L of Massachusetts state law that contains language regarding municipal agriculture commissions. This law outlines broader powers and responsibilities for the Duxbury […]

By-law changes include moderator’s term, planner’s direct report





The fruits of the work done over the last three years by members of the town-appointed Government Study Committee are ready for review by residents. The GSC will have a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, in the Ellison Room of the Duxbury Senior Center. The center is located at 10 Mayflower St. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chairwoman […]

DAA gala set for Feb. 3 for 45th annual Winter Juried Show



Join the historic Duxbury Art Association for a celebration, Saturday Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury. The DAA’s 45th annual Juried Winter Show will open on that night for a gala reception. The next day, Sunday, Feb. 4, the show opens for viewing and will be on display through April 22. This year, for consideration […]

Search on for permanent assistant superintendent





The search is on for a new assistant superintendent of schools, now that educator Tim Farmer is halfway through the year of a one-year appointment. He came on board, chosen by equally new Superintendent of Schools John Antonucci to shape curriculum and lead instructional methods, such as teachers’ professional development days. Farmer retired a year ago as superintendent of the […]