2020-12-16

SANTA CLAUS CAME TO TOWN

Kris Kringle waves to two fans during a drive-by visit recently held at Duxbury High School. While they told Santa what they wanted for Christmas, his elves collected toys for good little boys and girls on behalf of the Duxbury Interfaith Council…. A digital subscription is required to access the rest of this content! Please Click here to Subscribe or […]

Special education students heading back to classroom

Plan could return up to 450 students on IEPs and 504s to buildings after winter break


When winter break is over, some students will be returning to the classroom on a full-time basis, or at least what passes for full-time this year. From the start of the school year, students designated “high needs” have been in the school buildings four days a week. Beginning Jan. 4, when students return from winter break, that would be expanded […]

Questions of the Week


Show us your favorite holiday decorations. “This pre-lit little pencil tree is my favorite decoration, and I love it!It’s so simple, homey and quaint. It goes up in my den the day after Thanksgiving.” – Carrie Yaccarino “My favorite holiday decoration was my wreath last year celebrating the boys’ trip to Gillette! #GoDragons” – Beth Heppenstall When do you start […]

Volleyball standout Ruel is officially Endicott-bound

Two-time Patriot League MVP and Duxbury volleyball catalyst Emma Ruel will continue her career with Endicott College. – Photos courtesy The Ruel Family “When I visited Endicott for the first time, there wasn’t just one thing that stood out to me. It was everything about the school that made me realize that I belong there. It was an amazing feeling, […]

Boys soccer team celebrates season

The Dragons were fortunate to have a season and compete against Patriot League foes. – Photos by Karen Wong Coach Brian Johnson congratulates Doug Dannemiller. Brian Johnson addresses the team. Brian Johnson hands out awards with the help of the team captains. Captains Owen Koss (2020), Will Castello (2020), Nick Harati (2021), Brady Erickson (2021), Nolan Kirk-Elliot (2020 and 2021), […]

Freezin’ for a reason

Duxbury Education Foundation holds virtual polar plunge



The Duxbury Education Foundation is holding its first-ever virtual polar plunge to raise funds that support innovation in the Duxbury Public Schools.  Most recently, the DEF has funded such grants as:       A professional 3D printer that will be used by the Robotics team in competitions as well as by Technology and Engineering students at both DHS and […]

Shakeup at the Select Board

David Madigan’s departure to create three open slots


Selectman David Madigan congratulates members of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a ceremony last year. Madigan is step ping down after nine years in office When Duxbury voters go to the polls in March, they will have the chance to vote for not two, but three new selectmen, as longtime member David Madigan announced this week he will […]

James M. Savicki, 72

Jim Savicki died Nov. 24 of brain cancer, seven months after being diagnosed. Jim was born in Stoughton to Polly and William Savicki. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Savicki, their son Charles, daughter-in-law Bri anne, and the one person who could always make him smile even in the very last days of his illness, his […]

It will be a shot in the arm

Town will be ready to vaccinate if opportunity arises


As the country gets ready to vaccinate its citizens against the coronavirus, Duxbury is also making preparations in case the town is called upon to do the same. According to Town Manager Rene Read, Duxbury’s Health Agent Tracy Mayo is closely following the unfolding process of providing vaccinations, and if the town has the opportunity to give the shot to […]

Reader’s View: A Thanksgiving thank you

In this surreal time of the pandemic, I thought it was a good time to share a story of kindness right in our own backyard.  I have lived in Duxbury for over 50 years and my family was raised in the wonderful child filled neighborhood of Spruce Lane. It remains the same today. Because of the pandemic, Thanksgiving would be […]