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Duxbury Clipper 02_11_2009

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Volume lIX No. 6
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The issue of school starttimes has been divisive –– notonly within the community,but among School Commit-tee members. After listeningto over an hour of testimonyfrom parents, both in favor andagainst changing start times,the School Committee voted3-2 to make the change.Duxbury High School andDuxbury Middle School willnow begin at 8:15 a.m. ratherthan 7:30 a.m., and the AldenSchool will now begin theschool day at 7:30 a.m. ratherthan 8:15 a.m.Committee membersGeorge Cipolletti, KarenWong and Anne Ward voted
T
he Duxbury Clipper took
home six awards –– ve of them rst place honors –– at
this weekend’s New England Press As-sociation’s Better Newspaper banquet.
Columnist Bruce Barrett won rst
place in the category of coverage of a racial or ethnic issue for his story,“Road to Zabuli,” about the efforts of the Duxbury Rotary Club and local tai-lor (and Afghan native) Razia Jan tobuild a school for girls in Afghanistan.The story also garnered a second placeprize in the special award category.
Clipper takes honors
Six awards, five top prizes at NEPA banquet
GOOD NEWS: Clipper crew members Bruce Barrett, Robin Nudd, Josh Cutler andJustin Graeber proudly display a record six awards at Saturday’s New EnglandPress Association awards dinner in Boston.
Volunteer award kicks off
New schoolstart times
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After the School Commit-tee approved the change of thehigh school and middle schoolstart times to 8:15 a.m., reac-tion among affected studentswas mixed.Outside the high schoolon Monday afternoon, somestudents were looking forwardto the extra sleep (this year,both schools began the dayat 7:30 a.m.) but others wereconcerned about after schoolsports or jobs.“I think it’s great becausewe can stay up later and sleepin,” said Scott Whear, a sev-enth grader.Whear’s brother, Matt,said that he plays youth hock-ey, the games and practices of which can run late. He thinkswith the new start times, hewon’t be as tired at school inthe morning.
Student reaction to change mixedSchool Committee splits on vote
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Do you know a neighborwho makes time every day tohelp out at the senior center?A co-worker who serves ontown boards without askingfor thanks or recognition? Or
a friend who selessly gives
back to his or her communitytime and time again? Then youmay have a nominee for the2009 Duxbury CommunityVolunteer Award.This year’s award will beheld in April at the Village atDuxbury. Nomination formsare available on the ClipperWeb site as well as the Village,the Library, Town Hall andWestwinds Bookshop.This year, the award cer-emony will coincide with Na-tional Volunteer Week.“This is coming off the na-tional movement of recogniz-ing volunteers,” said JoannaDow, who works at the Villageand is helping coordinate theevent.The Duxbury award has
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FROZEN IN TIME: Kristen Brennan of Myrtle Street stands with her piece “Outside In” at the recep-tion for the Duxbury Art Associations’s Winter Juried Show winners on Saturday. The receptionhosted 13 winners from Duxbury. Brennan’s piece celebrates a 200-year-old tree.
Photo by Elena Gormley
 
2Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Duxbury Clipper
The DuxburyClipper ispublishedweekly byClipper Press,11 So. StationStreet, Duxbury,MA 02331.Periodicalpostage permit (USPS#163-260) paid at Duxbury, MA.POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Duxbury Clipperat PO Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331.
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Program featuring re-sources from Plymouth’s Ca-reer Center and Duxbury FreeLibrary will be held on Thurs-day Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. in the Merry Room of theDuxbury Free Library. Learnabout the State’s Career In-formation System, computerclasses, educational opportu-nities, job fairs, resume work-shops, veteran services, careercollections, lists of businesses,vocational interest tests, net-working opportunities avail-able to job seekers. Free of charge, but registration is re-quired; call 781-934-2721 ext100 to sign up.
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The upcoming electionseason will be chock full of contested races, thanks tosome last minute action at the
town clerk’s ofce.
On Monday, the last dayto return nomination papers
to seek elected ofce, Robert
Mustard of Myles View Drivetook out and returned papersto challenge incumbent TownModerator Allen Bornheimerof Upland Road.All the races are now set.Glenn Listernick of Carr Roadwill challenge incumbent JohnHeinstadt of Blodgett Avenuefor a seat on the School Com-mittee. Colleen Brayer of To-bey Garden Street had returnedher paperwork but withdrewfrom the race, according to the
town clerk’s ofce.
Listernick is a 30-yearveteran of the public schoolsystem, having been a teacherand later an administrator. Henow works in the adult educa-
tion eld.
“I entered into the profes-sion right before Proposition 21/2 and saw the effects,” List-ernick said about his reasonfor running.“I saw this as an oppor-tunity to work to better theschool system,” he said.Christopher Donato of Chandler Street will challengeincumbent selectman AndreMartecchini of Heritage Lanefor his seat.There will be a three-wayrace for two seats on the Plan-ning Board. George Wads-worth of Elm Street is the in-cumbent, and Josh Cutler of Vine Street and John Murdockof Otter Rock Road are also
seeking a ve-year term on the
board.The race for library trusteewill also have three residentscompeting for two seats. PaulaHarris of Bayridge Road, KateSturgis of Myles View Driveand Laney Mutkoski of CarrRoad will all seek a positionon that board.In the only uncontestedrace on the ballot, incumbentLinda Collari of SummerStreet will retain her seat onthe Board of Assessors.There will also be six bal-lot questions at the town elec-tion on Saturday, March 28. Allask voters to approve Proposi-tion 2 1/2 debt exclusions, ora property tax override to pay
for specic projects. Ques
-tion 1 seeks to fund the Percy
Walker pool renovation. Ques
-tion 2 asks for funding for theproposed combined police and
re facility on cemetery landon Tremont Street. Question 3
is for a new police station on
Mayower Street. Question 4
is for renovating the existing
re station on Tremont Street.
Which question is on the bal-lot depends on the outcome of Town Meeting. Residents will
vote for either Question 2, orthe will decide between Ques
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tions 3 and 4. Question 5 is
the $200,000 for a feasibilitystudy of the middle and high
schools. Question 6 is $1.54
million for a new roof at theChandler School.
Selectmen, School Committee, Planning Boardand library trustee races all contested
IMPORTANT DATESTown Election
: March 28 atDuxbury Middle School.
Town Meeting
: March 14 atthe Performing Arts Center.
Clipper Candidate forum
:March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in theMural Room at Town Hall.

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