2018-05-23

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Guests loved The Waves rendition of “Sweet Caroline” at the Duxbury Oyster Fest, held Sunday at the Winsor House. The event benefited the Duxbury Education Foundation and the Duxbury Student Union. See more photos on page 12.

Frustrated with function

Seawall Committee disputes selection of engineering firm


Members of the Duxbury Seawall Committee want to know what they’re supposed to do. During a meeting at the Senior Center last Tuesday night, sometimes frustrated committee members asked why, given their skill set, they were largely ignored in the search for an engineering firm to develop plans to repair the wall. Five of the committee members are engineers. Members […]

Readying the shore for birds and bathers

Duxbury Beach Reservation outlines habitat protection plan, renourishment program


Efforts to repair dunes and protect the habitats of piping plovers and least terns are currently underway on Duxbury Beach, Conservation Commission members learned at their meeting last week. Cristin Luttazi, executive director of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, said they are awaiting approval from the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs to re-nourish the dunes between crossovers one and two, an […]

Outdoor seating plans approved

Chestnut Street Grille gets OK despite neighbor objections


Despite complaints from local neighbors, Duxbury selectmen approved liquor service at a new outdoor patio at the Chestnut Street Grille. At their meeting Monday, selectmen voted unanimously to expand the liquor license for restaurant manager Emily Walker so she can serve beer, wine and liquor to customers eating on a new 300-square foot outdoor patio planned for the front of […]

Around Town Hall



Wednesday, May 23 School Committee 6 p.m. Duxbury Bay Maritime School Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee 7:15 p.m. Senior Center Fourth of July Committee 7:30 p.m. Senior Center, Walker Room Thursday, May 24 Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust 6 p.m. Town Hall, Kitchen Finance Committee 7 p.m. Senior Center

Early deadline for the May 30 Duxbury Clipper



Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, the Clipper is on an early deadline for its Wednesday, May 30 edition. All editorial copy, including letters to the editor, stories, photos, obituaries, calendar listings, press releases, announcements and sports content, is due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. All advertising copy is due by 1 p.m. on […]

Help place flags at veterans’ graves for Memorial Day



One of the Duxbury American Legion Memorial Day traditions is to place flags at all veterans’ graves in the town’s cemeteries. This year the American Legion is planning this effort for Saturday, May 26. The various scout groups lend a helping hand, but the activity is open to all. Volunteers should meet at the main entrance of the Mayflower Cemetery […]

Newcomer writes thriller while battling breast cancer




When the going gets tough, Nicole Barrell starts writing. Her debut novel “The Hollow” was written during a time of extreme upheaval in her life. Not only was she in the process of moving to Duxbury from the Cape, she was also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Barrell, 34, first began writing fiction during graduate school at Emerson College, where […]

DHS Class of 2018: last chance to send your future plans!



Every year in its graduation issue, the Duxbury Clipper has posted a list of recent DHS graduates and their future plans, and we need your help for this list. Please send an email to editor@duxburyclipper.com with the subject line DHS GRAD PLANS, providing us with your name and future plans, i.e. college or career plans. The deadline is Wednesday, May […]

Winter storms damage Gurnet Light, wash away cliff



Gurnet Light, which has protected mariners for 250 years, was heavily damaged by the multiple storms of this past winter. Wind gusts over 75 mph cracked one of the heavy glass windows in the lantern room and the waves attacked the cliff at the edge of the historic Fort Andrew, which resulted in the loss of about eight feet of […]