2019-06-05 E-Edition


AND THEY’RE OFF. The Duxbury High School class of 2019 celebrates their graduation on Saturday. See more photos in the Clipper’s graduation special section.

Selectmen admit ‘big flub’

Board walks back decision to disband 4 town committees

Duxbury Selectmen and Town Manager René Read apologized this week to several active volunteer town committees that selectmen voted to disband two weeks ago, saying they had made a mistake in not checking with the committees before taking this action. Selectmen Chairman David Madigan said the impetus behind the idea came after he instructed Read to make a “complete review” […]

Board expansion moves forward

Selectmen to ask Beacon Hill delegation for special legislation

This week, Duxbury Selectmen affirmed their commitment to move forward with the voter-approved expansion of the Board of Selectmen by requesting local lawmakers file special legislation to make it happen. On Monday, Selectmen voted unanimously to send a letter to Duxbury’s state Representatives Josh Cutler, Kathleen LaNatra and state Senator Patrick O’Connor seeking their support in filing special legislation to […]

Around Town Hall

Wednesday, June 5Municipal Commissionon Disability6:30 p.m.Senior Center Historical Commission7 p.m.Town Hall,Downstairs Fourth of July Committee7:30 p.m.Senior Center,Card Room Thursday, June 6Highway Safety Advisory3:30 p.m.Senior Center,Weyerhauser Room Tuesday, June 11Library Trustee4 p.m.Duxbury Free Library Design Review Board7 p.m.Duxbury Free Library,Merry Room

Applications being accepted for open seat on Duxbury Historical Commission

The Duxbury Historical Commission has an opening to replace a member whose term expires June 30. The term runs two years. The Commission works to preserve the historical nature of the Town. The Commission meets every other Wednesday and additional information about its activities can be found on the Town’s website. Interested parties should complete a talent bank form, available […]

Read the Duxbury Water Department consumer confidence report

The Duxbury Water Department 2018 Consumer Confidence Report is now available at the Water Department office, through the Town of Duxbury website or at town.duxbury.ma.us/ sites/duxburyma/files/uploads/2018_ ccr.pdf

Pilgrim Church gives out $74,000

On May 19, Pilgrim Church Duxbury’s Outreach Board awarded grants from the Pilgrim Church Mission Trust Fund, established four years ago. These grants are used to kick-start major projects and support worthy causes in a major way. They grants support causes where church members are already active, as well, and reflect what most touches the hearts of church members. • […]

DRHS gets grants

The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society has received a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for the preservation and repair of windows and gutters at the King Caesar House Museum. They also won a $7,000 grant from the MCC to conduct a systems feasibility study in its buildings. This money combined with $52,250 of Community Preservation Act money approved […]

Heading boldly into the future

Class of 2019 urged to take chances, do what they love

In his address to the Duxbury High School class of 2019, valedictorian Jack Roche called on his fellow graduates to think introspectively and push into the unknown. “Risks are the essence of discovery. Take them and find what you love. Ultimately what I ask is this. Do you really love that job? Do you really want to study that subject? […]