Instructor Ben Anderson holds the attention of his students. They were at the Bog in Kingston as part of a skating program offered by the Duxbury Recreation Department. See more photos on page 12.

Civil service switch off

Read cites contract negotiations with police officers as reason

Town officials have set aside, for now, a proposal to take the Duxbury Police Department out of civil service. The proposal had received fierce opposition from the Duxbury Police Union, which sent a strongly worded letter to town officials protesting the idea. Word of the proposal got around town when the letter appeared in Duxbury interest groups on Facebook. While […]

Mystery man

Duxbury native Edwin Hill returns to talk about first novel

Duxbury native Edwin Hill was on a family camping trip when he had an epiphany. They were stopped at a gas station when his parents picked him up a copy of “7 Dials Mystery” by Agatha Christie. At the time, in 1982, he was making the transition from a child reader to an adolescent reader and enjoyed the book so […]

Bingo can keep the heat on

Annual event benefits DIC outreach programs

This Saturday night at the Senior Center, Black Tie Bingo returns. There’ll be tuxedos, appetizers, a cash bar and even the Town Moderator calling out bingo numbers instead of warrant articles. For a $50 ticket, guests will have a chance to win prizes and tour the Senior Center’s new addition. But there’s a whole lot more going on behind the […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 23Water & SewerAdvisory Board7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Lower LevelThursday, Jan. 24Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior CenterZoning Board of Appeals7:30 p.m.Town Hall,Mural RoomFriday, Jan. 25Duxbury AffordableHousing Trust4 p.m.Town Hall,Lower LevelMonday, Jan. 28Audit Committee6 p.m.Town Hall,Mural RoomSelectmen’s Meeting7 p.m.Town Hall,Mural RoomTuesday, Jan. 29Finance Committee7 p.m.Senior CenterFiscal Advisory Committee7 p.m.Senior Center

Nomination papers now available at Town Hall

Nomination papers for town office are now available in the Town Clerk’s office and are due back to the Town Clerk by Monday, Feb. 4. A candidate must obtain signatures of 50 registered voters to appear on the ballot. The election is March 23. The following offices are on the ballot: • One Selectman for a term of 3 years […]

Time to license your dog

2019 dog licenses and Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are now available. All dog licenses run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1 Dog licenses are required for all dogs six months and older. Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are required to take a dog on the beach between the months of April and September. Beach Walking Permits are currently $5 and free […]

Absentee ballots for the town election

People unable to vote at the polls for the town election on March 23 should stop by the office and fill out an absentee ballot application. An absentee ballot will be mailed out as soon as they are available.

Town census coming soon

The 2019 Census will be mailed shortly. Please take a moment to sign the form, making changes if necessary, and return it to the Town Clerk’s office. This information will be used to compile next year’s Annual Street List. Reminder: No voter can be added to the voting rolls using the census.

Sign up for winter programs

Registration is underway for winter programs with the Duxbury Recreation Department. People can sign up online or in person at the Recreation Department Office at the Girl Scout House 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.