DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE. Witches Kelsey DeWolf, Nate Laporte and Sarah Cosgrove inform Macbeth of their prophesies. DHS students bring Shakespeare’s tragedy to the Performing Arts Center this weekend. See more photos on page 12.

A victory for the seawall

Annual Town Meeting approves $6 million repair project

After more than six decades of holding back the force of the Atlantic Ocean, sections of the Duxbury Beach seawall crumbled and washed away during winter storms in March 2018. Now, almost exactly one year later, Town Meeting voters overwhelmingly supported a $6 million plan to repair and strengthen the seawall. On Saturday, March 9, Duxbury residents voted 285- 38 […]

There’s a place for medical pot

New zoning restricts businesses to a few locations in town

Voters at Town Meeting Saturday approved a new zoning bylaw that would restrict medical marijuana facilities to a few locations in town. The proposal received overwhelming support, passing 237-55. The new bylaw limits medical marijuana services to areas zoned Neighborhood Business-2 and institutes a 1,000-foot buffer from schools, churches and places “children commonly congregate.” The first part of that would […]

Thumbs up for FY20 budget

Annual Town Meeting passes $81.4 million operating plan after presentation and discussion

On Saturday, Town Meeting voters passed an operating budget for next year that totals over $81.4 million. Residents voted 176-23 for Article 5 in the amount of more than $78.87 million for the town and school’s operating budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1. They also supported a school department budget of $36.93 million, on a vote of […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, March 13 Design Review Board 4:30 p.m. Town Hall, Lower Level Duxbury Housing Authority 5 p.m. 59 Chestnut Street DHS School Council 5 p.m. DHS/DMS Library School Committee 7 p.m. Alden School, Room 104 Planning Board Meeting 7 p.m. Town Hall, Mural Room Fourth of July Committee 7 p.m. Duxbury Library, Setter Room Historical Commission 7:10 p.m. Town Hall, […]

The annual town election is just around the corner

Duxbury’s Annual Town Election will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Lt. Timothy Steele Athletic Building, 130 Saint George St. The polls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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.

2019 Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are now available at Town Hall

Duxbury Beach dog-walking permits are required to take a dog on the beach between the months of April and September. A dog must first be licensed with the Town in order to obtain a permit. Beach Walking Permits are currently $5 and free of charge to pet owners 70 years of age or older. Permits can be purchased online at […]

Blood drive at the Cornerstone Lodge on St. Patrick’s Day

A community blood drive takes place Sunday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Lodge, 585 Washington St. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “CORNERSTONE” to schedule an appointment.

Dog licenses can be renewed by mail

A mail-in renewal form is included with the census for those wishing to renew a dog license by mail. Licenses may also be purchased at the counter or by using the Town Clerk on-line payment center. Please visit the Town Clerk page on the town’s website at town.duxbury. ma.us for additional information. Dog licenses are free of charge to pet […]