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Board vetoes contract call
In front of a standingroom only crowd that spilled into the hallway, a majority of Duxbury selectmen voted to overturn the town manager’s decision not to renew Police Chief Mark DeLuca’s contract when it expires in November. The crowd came to the selectmen’s meeting Monday to hear what action the board would take after a June 4 letter from Town Manager Richard MacDonald informed the chief his contract would not be renewed.
By SuSanna Sheehan & JuStin GraeBer, Clipper Staff
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Decision by town manager not to renew police chief overturned
READERS SOuND OFF To read letter from both sides of the police chief contract issue, see page 20.
Town Counsel Robert Troy explained that legally, selectmen had to decide whether or not the non-renewal of DeLuca’s contract was to be considered a “removal” from employment under town bylaws. Troy said the board could then decide whether to “ratify,” or formally approve, MacDonald’s decision. Selectcontinued on page 18
IT NEVER GETS OLD: Senior captain Quinn Cully raises the championship trophy, while Assistant Coach Tony Fisher, captain Kyle Gavoni, captain Jake Harvey and Head Coach Chris Sweet look on. The boys earned their sixth straight state championship with a 13-12 win over St. John’s Prep, who earlier this season stopped the Dragon’s 99-game winning streak against Mass. teams. See section B for full coverage of the title game. Photo by Deni Johnson
Supporters out in force for police chief
Supporters of Police Chief Mark DeLuca packed the Mural Room at Town Hall Monday night to urge the Board of Selectmen to reverse Town Manager Richard MacDonald’s decision not to renew his contract. Other residents, however, voiced support for MacDonald and said overturning the move could undermine the authority of the Town Manager Act.
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reservation unveils new building, other changes
The Duxbury Beach Reservation hosted an open house last Saturday in which they officially opened the beach and unveiled a new harbormaster’s shack, along with new signs placed throughout the beach. The Reservation has been working on getting the new signs on the beach since last summer. Inspiration for the changes came from Robert and Anna Millar, who donated both their time and money to the Reservation for many years.
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Lt. Susan James of the Duxbury Police reads a statement of support for Chief Mark DeLuca.
The new harbormaster shack has the same dimensions as the old one, with the addition of a slight overhang on the roof, giving beach monitors some shade.
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Gratuities stopped at cemetery
Cemetery officials say they have put a stop to the practice of tipping crematory employees. “It’s a practice that had been going on for many years,” said Cemetery Superintendent Patricia Pappas, on Friday. Pappas said the practice pre-dated her time in charge of the cemetery and crematory, and there was never an official policy in place to deal with tipping. She said she has since crafted a policy that has been accepted by the town’s cemetery trustees. Town Manager Richard MacDonald said he was aware of the issue and is continuing to look into the matter, but was satisfied the practice had stopped. “[DPW Director Peter] Buttkus and Ms. Pappas assured me there’s a policy that’s been put in place immediately,” he said. Under Massachusetts state law, municipal employees are prohibited from accepting cash gifts. Beverly Johnson, a member of the Board of Cemetery Trustees, said she had not been aware of the practice of tipping until it was recently brought to her board’s attention.
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“We were not aware of it,” she said. “We voted that the practice had to stop.” She added that it was a unanimous vote to accept the new policy at the trustees’ meeting in June. “When it’s brought out into the open, you have to deal with it,” she said. A former trustee, James Costello, who left the board last year, said he had never heard of the tipping practice during his time on the board. Some local funeral homes said the practice of tipping workers who lend a hand at the cemetery is not an uncommon practice, but not for crematory workers specifically. Until the recent opening of a crematory in Plymouth, Duxbury was one of the only municipallyrun crematories in the state. “I think it’s a pretty common occurrence to tip the guys that help out,” said Bruce Young of Shepherd Funeral Home in Pembroke. He said he was referring to people who do things like lift the coffin once the funeral arrives at a cemetery. Joseph Davis, of Richard Davis Funeral Home, said it was common to tip people who help during a burial, but not a cremation. “It’s probably more of an industry standard to give a slight gratuity,” he said.
He said a tip is usually a small amount, between $5-10 dollars, and in his experience the money often goes into a pool for cemetery employees for things like coffee or a holiday party. “I’ve never been told not to by anyone,” said Davis, who has been in the funeral business since 1973. He said he has not heard anything about the Duxbury policy specifically. Johnson said that the trustees looked into the matter and discovered the amount of money being given as tips was relatively small. “It’s not really a big issue ... it’s only a few of the undertakers that tip,” she said.
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Children Without Borders continues to help kids
After a year, and despite a tough economy for charities, the Children Without Borders foundation is flourishing in its mission to bring better healthcare to the poor children of Costa Rica. Children Without Borders was founded in February of 2007 by George Whitelaw, an orthopedic surgeon who summers in Duxbury. In April of 2008, Whitelaw opened a clinic in a poor barrio of San Jose called the Solidary Triangle.
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A doctor examines a sick child in one of Children Without Borders’s clinics near San Jose, Costa Rica. The foundation employs local doctors but also worked with medical students from universities in the united States. be given,” he said. stream running through the In the year since the clinic An essential part of the back of the home –– a stream opened, the foundation has expanded to a second clinic in success of the clinics, White- that turned out to be raw sewa barrio called Anonos. Chil- law said, is getting medical age. An inexpensive piece of dren Without Borders also students to come to Costa Rica pipe was installed to direct the moved the group’s headquar- to work. It was one of the first waste safely around the home, such students, a public health and the Children Without ters there. Whitelaw is pleased the intern from Boston University, Borders doctors learned that group had been able to do this who helped Whitelaw under- sometimes, treating the cause despite a tough economy. In stand that reaching the root is more effective that treating fact, several planned fundrais- causes of health problems in the disease. “To get to the root of the ers were cancelled, leaving a the barrios was just as important as doling out medicine. problems you’ve got to have summer fundraiser in Duxbury One of the young boys an integrated approach,” the main source of income for who frequented the clinic Whitelaw said. the charity. In addition to working on “We had trouble looking seemed to be unable to shake a case of intestinal parasites. water supply issues, staff from people in the eye and asking them for money,” he said, say- He would come into the clinic the clinic has held night meeting the group’s budget was ba- and receive medicine, and the ings with local teenagers about parasites would go away, yet issues such as prostitution and sically cut in half. Yet despite the financial when he returned home, the drug use. “You get much more bang setbacks, Whitelaw and the illness would return. The case baffled the Costa Rican doc- for your buck if you get at the others involved in Children source of the problem,” WhiteWithout Borders pressed on tors at the clinic. One day, Whitelaw was law said. with the second clinic, and exAs well as opening the panded the organization’s rela- visiting the child’s brother, a young man named Tito with a second clinic, Whitelaw is tionship with medical schools. “If we weren’t there to serious brain tumor. He noticed working to cultivate relationgive medical care, none would the younger child playing in a ships with medical schools in the U.S. and with companies through the American Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica. Building on the success of last year’s Duxbury’s fundraiser, the group will be hosting another event at the Clifford home at 33 Water Street, from 6-8 p.m. on June 25. No tickets are required, but Whitelaw hopes people will donate to the cause. Whitelaw is hopefully that Children Without Borders will continue to grow and expand to other barrios in Costa Rica, and eventually other countries. “The world is shrinking. Taking care of people in Costa Rica is just as important,” he answers people who ask him why not help more locally. “Here [good medical care] is available to anybody that The Children Without Borders Foundation has been helping wants it. It’s here and availchildren, like these, in poor shantytowns called barrios around able if people are aimed in the San Jose, Costa Rica. The foundation recently opened a second right direction. In these barrios in Costa Rica, it’s just not clinic. there.”
wednesday, June 17, 2009
A bounty at local farmers markets
iscover the bounty of our nearby farms by visiting a Farmer’s Market; there is one nearly every day of the week. Not only can you pick up great fresh products, but you have the opportunity to meet the growers and learn, first hand, about what they are offering. June’s markets will have lettuce, spinach, radishes, herbs, strawberries, garlic and if you are lucky, some asparagus. Farm fresh products last a long time but, by following some of these storage tips, you can extend the life of your local produce: Strawberries: Wash the berries just before eating them. If possible, lay the berries in a single layer in a covered plastic container in the bottom of the fridge. Lettuce, spinach leafy greens, and herbs: Store in sealed plastic bag until ready to use, then wash and dry. If you want to clean the greens ahead of time, first wash them in cold water and then dry the leaves thoroughly. Layer the greens in between pieces of paper towels and put in the refrigerator in a covered plastic container or plastic bag in the bottom of the fridge. Change the paper towel if it gets wet. Tidbit: I am taking suggestions for the South Shore’s favorite “lobstah roll.” E-mail me at email@example.com with your top choice for local lobster rolls.
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One of the most disturbing results of the student risky behavior survey conducted a few years ago was the high occurrence of students reporting suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts. But a group tasked with studying the problem reported to the School Committee last week that measures taken at the high school are having an effect. Maura O’Rahily gave a presentation on Wednesday on behalf of the School Health Advisory Council. She said that the group had met around eight times over the past few years, and praised council members, which included teachers, psychologists, and parents, for their dedication. The charge of the group, O’Rahily said, was to take the suicide date from the last two youth risk behavior surveys (2005 and 2007) and to make recommendations to the administration and School Committee.
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The group started with the assumption that stress and/ or lack of stress management leads to suicidal thoughts and other mental health issues, O’Rahily said. They then gathered anecdotal data from both students and teachers as to the causes of stress. Students reported stress from a number of causes, including bullying, college pressure, poor time management, substance abuse, testing, and peer pressure. Teachers reported stress caused by parent pressure, deadlines, IEP expectations, over-work and over-supervision. “Next we decided to find out what the Duxbury public schools were doing to assist,” O’Rahily said. She said they found that Duxbury had several “outstanding” programs in place to help combat stress. For teachers, there is an employee assistance program and other in house options available. For students, the new high school advisory program has
made an impact, O’Rahily said, along with the Link/ Web program, student assistance, and the transition room at DHS, where students who have been away from school for long periods of time can go to ease their transition back into high school life. “These programs are proving to be effective, and it’s unique to have all of these programs in a school.” “We’re really fortunate to have these programs.” O’Rahily said she runs an advisory group at the high school. The program is in its first year. “Advisory stands out,” she said. “It was taken directly from the youth risk survey because youths did not feel connected to adults in the building ... advisory promotes that.” O’Rahily said middle school members of the School Health Advisory Council believe the program would be helpful at DMS as well.
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Hit and run driver at large
A hit-and-run driver who sent a seven-year-old Duxbury boy to the hospital with serious injuries is still at large, say Braintree Police. The boy was severely injured last Saturday during a hit and run accident in Braintree. The boy was playing in the yard at a relative’s graduation party on Richard Road when he chased a ball into the street, according to police. He was then hit by a car and run over by the back tires,
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according to a police press release. The boy is being treated at South Shore Hospital for a fractured right tibia and a fracture to his pelvis. His name has not been released and no further updates on his status were available as of press time. The boy described the vehicle as a brand new black car, that looked like a police car without lights. He added that it might have had a BMW logo on the back, said police. According to the report,
no adults witnessed the accident, but other children at the party (ages five and six) saw the vehicle and said that it had a brown top. The police are unsure if the operator of the vehicle realized that he had hit the boy. There have been no further updates on the case as of Monday, Russell Jenkins, Braintree deputy chief said. The driver of the car has not come forward or been identified, he said.
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Jacey Godfrey Whittemore ➢ Weston Dravenstadt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Dravenstadt, was named to the dean’s list for the spring term at Furman University in South Carolina. ➢ Matthew R. Johnston and Zachary B. Turner graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Matthew received a degree in Fine Arts, and Zachary received his degree in History with a minor in Anthropology and Sociology. ➢ Kira Treibergs graduated from Wellesley College on June 4 with a B.A. in biology and a minor in music. She was accepted into the honorary society, Sigma Xi for undergraduate research performed while at Wellesley. Kira will continue her studies in marine biology at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon.
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Keith Norton ➢ Emilie Munson of Bay Road successfully completed her freshmen year at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. Emilie earned straight A’s throughout the year, a first time accomplishment for a ninth grader at the school. In addition, Emilie also earned a spot on both the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. ➢ Alexandra S. Denniston of Old Seabury Point Lane graduated on June 4 from Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law, Alex was active on the Journal of Legislation and the Womens Law Association. After taking the bar, Alex will work for City Year in Boston and then will join the law firm of Goodwin Procter in Boston. Alex is a cum laude graduate from Wellesley, where she was a NCAA scholar athlete. ➢ Julie Stamper, a junior majoring in Business Administration, made Lynn University of Boca Raton, Fla.’s dean’s list for the spring academic term. ➢ Susan Horton and Sarah Troxler graduated from Eastern Nazarene College recently, receiving their diplomas during the college’s commencement exercises held May 16. Horton graduated with a Master of Science degree, while Troxler graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degree. ➢ Steven Borsje (DHS ‘05) has graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md., with a bachelor’s degree in Busi-
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In 2007, a widowed Anna made a large donation to the Reservation, but died on the day that she was to announce her gift. In remembrance, the Reservation installed the Millar Stone. Visitors this summer will see the engraved stone next to the boardwalk. This stone represents the changes and improvements that the Reservation has made, Maggie Kearney, President of the Reservation said. “We wanted everything to look natural,” Jason Wolfson, a trustee, said. The Reservation wanted to create a consistent feel throughout the beach, but to also have the least amount of signage as possible, Wolfson said. The Reservation catalogued every sign on the beach and worked with Mike Pforr, the town’s endangered species officer, to determine which signs could be removed or replaced. Norman Forgit, a graphic designer, designed the new beach signs. Forgit was also the designer behind the “Duxbury Beach Book,” which was published two years ago and is available for sale through the Reservation. Forgit used the same colors and general design from the book with the signs. The new “Welcome to Duxbury Beach” sign is perhaps the most important new sign. The careful wording on the sign reads “owned and operated by the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., in cooperation with the town of Duxbury.” The Reservation wanted to make sure that visitors knew that the beach was privately owned, and that the trustees and volunteers with the Reservation worked hard to make the beach what it is today. “Our goal is to make people appreciate what we have here,” Kearney, said. The first thing visitors will notice when they cross the bridge is the new harbormaster shack. The shack is the same size as the old one, but has a larger overhang on the roof, giving harbormasters some relief from the sun. The Reservation has more
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dren was her passion; she believed in the value and talents of every child. She was the widow of the late Jon R. Stephenson Sr. Mrs. Stephenson leaves her son, Jon R. Stephenson Jr., and daughter-in-law Cat Stephenson of Doylestown, Penn.; her daughters, Ann Stephenson of Ithaca, N.Y., Blyth Stephenson of Solebury, Penn., Kathryn Stephenson Craven of Savannah, Ga.; her brothers, Peter CoBabe of San Francisco, Cal. and Terry CoBabe of Pt. Pleasant, Penn.; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in the name of Judith Stephenson to The Elephant Sanctuary at www.elephants.com.
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Earla R. (Chandler) Witt died June 11 at the age of 84 in Wisconsin. She was born and raised on Alden Street in Duxbury and graduated from Duxbury High School in 1941. Her father, Earl Chandler, was the police chief. Mrs. Witt was the wife of the late Roger Witt. She leaves a son, Bruce Witt and his
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Kevin Barclay, of Kingston and Duxbury, died on Monday June 15 from severe head injuries sustained during a scooter accident in Bourne last Thursday. Kevin was a 1975 DHS graduate, and also attended Tabor Academy, St. Anselm’s College, and Plymouth State College, before settling into a 30+ year career as a part- time fisherman, clam digger, house painter, jeweler, and landscaper. Although money was not Kevin’s primary motivator, he was the sole proprietor of Axle Johnson Paperhanging and Painting Company. Kevin wrestled for DHS and Tabor Academy in the 1970’s, and may be best remembered for his two trips to the Outdoor Camping Show in Boston’s Hynes Auditorium where he was narrowly defeated both times by a 900-pound grizzly bear. He loved deep sea fishing, clamming in Duxbury Bay, making jewelry made from seashells in his fabrication shop in Kingston (he gave away shell ear rings to all the pretty ladies), admiring his perfectly restored pram he kept in his living room, and drinking ice cold Budweisers with friends and family. Kevin leaves his mother Mary, father Tom, brothers Tim, Scott, and Keith, sister Diedre, nephews Jesse, Troy, and Jeffrey, and niece Adlie. In addition to his closely knit family, he also leaves behind hundreds of close friends
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and extended family that will miss his always giving and cheerful demeanor. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Brett and Kevin Barclay Scholarship Award c/o Duxbury High School, 130 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA. There will be a memorial service at the Holy Family Church in Duxbury on Saturday June 20 at 10 a.m., followed by an informal gathering of friends and family at the Duxbury American Legion, Post 223.
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in Duxbury. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Mr. Danner, of Seabury Point Road, died on Feb. 14, 2009. He was 85 years old.
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Town looks at energy savings
alternative energy committee hears from expert on ‘performance contracting’
Duxbury may look to an outside firm to help make its buildings more energy efficient and cost effective. The Alternative Energy Committee met last Tuesday with Johnson Quality Controls to discuss potential rebuilding plans of town buildings and schools in the future. Johnson Controls is a service company, said Karen Peck, a representative from the company. They work with towns and businesses to make their buildings more energy efficient. Johnson Controls specializes in formulating energy performance contracts, Peck said. These contracts allow towns to use existing money to make their buildings more energy efficient. In return, the town will save money by using less energy. The company uses a holistic approach for projects, Peck said. Instead of focusing on one building at a time, they group several buildings together and make renovations in all the buildings. All the contracts that Johnson Controls develop have a guarantee savings measure. These savings are used to pay for the renovations, and the renovations pay for themselves within several years. After the contract is completed, most clients see a 20-30 percent savings, Peck said. Projects can range from major reconstruction to putBy Colleen moore Clipper intern
ting sensors on lights. For example, Peck said an investment of around $10,000 in light fixture replacement could have an annual savings of around $3,000. This means the improved lighting will pay for itself in three years. Towns and businesses can enter into a contract for up to 20 years. “[Having a longer contract] gives towns an opportunity to develop a project,” Peck said. Peck presented several examples of energy savings, starting with short-term investments, which she labeled “low-hanging fruit,” and ending with major infrastructure improvements like replacing boilers, which would take longer to pay off but could result in greater savings for the town. “It’s a great model,” Frank Duggan, chairman of the Alternative Energy Committee said. He warned that the only drawback is that the town may not have the energy savings to make it worthwhile. “My gut feeling is that most of the low-hanging fruit has already been taken,” Duggan said. He was referring to improvements that are easy fixes, such as lighting controls and better insulation. These improvements pay for themselves within three to four years. Duxbury has participated in such performance contracts before. The school buildings were part of a contract in 1994
to 2004 through Noresco, a performance contracting company. The committee is looking for ways for the town to save energy, whether it be green or not, Duggan said. Some of the projects the committee is looking into are installing a wind turbine in town or co-generation of different buildings. “We’re trying to look outside the box for savings,” he said.
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Man in scooter accident dies
A Duxbury man involved in a motor vehicle accident in Bourne has died. Kevin Thomas Barclay, 52, of Wads w o r t h Road, was involved in a scooter accident last T h u r s d a y, according to his family. He succumbed to severe head injuries on Monday, June 15. A report in the Cape Cod Times said that Barclay was riding his motor scooter through a rotary at around 11 a.m. when a car entered without yielding, and the scooter
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hit the side of the car, the police said. He was transported to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, where a spokesperson Monday said he was in the intensive care unit. A family member wrote in his obituary that he loved deep sea fishing, clamming in Duxbury Bay, making jewelry from seashells in his fabrication shop in Kingston. “His life was dedicated to keeping things simple, keeping stress low, and making other people happy with his infectious smile and sometimes rambling stories,” the obituary stated. The Bourne Police Department did not return calls by press time.
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Hedlund to hold office hours in Duxbury
Sen. Robert L. Hedlund will hold office hours at the Duxbury Senior Center, located at 10 Mayflower St., on Friday, June 19 from 10:30
a.m. – Noon. Any resident with a question or a concern about state government is encouraged to stop by.
African Service project at high school raises $23k
A spark ignited in a class about social issues has spread throughout the halls of Duxbury High School. The screening of the film “Invisible Children,” a documentary about child soldiers in Uganda, inspired the students in Susan Sullivan’s class on Genocide and the Holocaust to action. The film sparked a discussion in class which led to several students forming the African Service Project. Soon after that, the students, along with Sullivan’s help, organized a fundraiser at the Performing Arts Center that raised over $23,000 for a worthy African charity. Sullivan along with several students, gave a report to the School Committee on Wednesday, detailing the group’s progress. Sullivan said the film about the Ugandan children had “an amazing impact” on the kids, who were horrified at the tale of the “night commuters.” “They couldn’t be out at night ... because the soldiers would come in and take them
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make a bigger impact. “I knew we had to do something to help them, these kids are suffering so much,” said Alex McCaffrey, a DHS senior whose t-shirt design helped raise money for the project. In a weekend-long event in March at the PAC, the African Service Project organized a concert to benefit an organization called Calling All Crows, which is dedicated to eradicating violence against women. The organization was started by Chad Stokes of State Radio, who performed at the concert along with TAB and local band The Dirty Hit. “We didn’t know if this was going to work unless we got a big band,” Sullivan said. Along with the concert, an auction was held, and “Invisible Children” was screened along with student films. At the end of the weekend, the group had raised around $23,000, and had collected truckloads of food for the pantry. “That money is going to save people’s lives,” Sullivan said.
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DHS musicians visit deaf children
On May 22, fifteen Duxbury High School student musicians made their annual visit to the Clarke School for the Deaf and Center for Oral Education in Canton. The purpose of this trip, initiated in 2005 by former Duxbury graduate Kira Treibergs, is for high school students, by way of music, to interact with preschool age children who have just received cochlear implants or hearing aids. Upon arriving at the Clarke School, Duxbury students were given a presentation about hearing impairment and learned about cochlear implants. They then met with the Clarke School students. Each musician played a children’s song on their instrument. After the short demos, the children were allowed to touch and feel the vibrations and then had the chance to play the inMuSiC NoTES struments. Duxbury students recalled that at first the children were shy but quickly warmed up and became engrossed with the instruments and its sounds. “The kids were so curious about the instruments we brought and so excited about the sounds they made,” said DHS Junior Duncan Edgar. The response from Duxbury students was equally heartfelt. Watching the children experience this new sound for the first time was both inspirational as well as surprising. Duxbury students witnessed how the power of their music could move these children. Freshman Nora Serres expressed her thoughts, “After going to the Clarke School, I realized that for many it is a burden to practice your instrument, but for those kids, it was a miracle to even get to hear them. It taught me to take nothing for granted.” The following students were representatives of the high school’s band and orchestra: trip organizer Andria Ronne on bass trombone; Dennis McGuire on saxophone; Ryan Piesco on bassoon; Sally Jernigan-Smith on trombone; Matt Savard and Nicole Desmarais on percussion; Natalie Bowen and Elisabeth O’Toole on flute; Kendall Johnson and Connor Inglis on trumpet; Duncan Edgar on clarinet; Nora Serres on oboe; Charlotte Hovey on French horn; Pat McWilliams on tuba; Kristofer Dowling on cello; and orchestra director Jim Vinci on violin. It was surely an experience to be remembered by all the participants.
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It has taken a year of our time, energy, enthusiasm and dedication to finally reach our ultimate goal! On June 5, DHS Awards Night was truly a night to remember for the Duxbury Thrift Shop. Our 2009 scholarship awards amounted to $45,000, a 12.5 percent increase over 2008, and were presented to 27 DHS graduates. This amazing figure shows how successful our new shop has been since our move in January. We are so proud to be an important part of this community each year. Again, THRiFT SHop NEWS celebrationour wonderful volwe thank unteers and faithful consignors. We also thank our dedicated scholarship committee which made these important and serious decisions on a very difficult assignment. Congratulations and best wishes to all as you leave Duxbury, families, friends and teachers. The road ahead may be scary, but the future is both challenging and rewarding. Tomorrow’s dreams are yet to be found. You can do it ... one step at a time! We believe in you! After weeks of studying applications with only student identification numbers to go by, we now proudly present our scholarship recipients by name: Virginia Buckley, Christopher Cadigan, Monica Chandler (in memory of Connie Sullivan), Robert Cline, Jacqueline Coakley, Justin Coonan, Luke Cronin, Sean Cross (in memory of Bob Flanagan), Kimberly DeGrenier, Elizabeth Desmond (in memory of Donald Moors), Carly Donovan (in memory of Diane Noble), Vivian Doughty, Tyler Genereux, Justin Granger, Benjamin Hunter, Shannon Kelly, Kelsey Lanman, Michael Larkin, Kayla MacLeod, Daniel McManus, Victoria Niles, Christopher Norling, Colleen O’Connor, Diamond O’Donovan (in memory of Mercy Goin), Gabrielle Pipp, Bradford Rose, Leah Santos and Kyle Turner.
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Thanks: Thank you to all the fifth grade students and parents that attended the open house and social last Friday night. We are excited to welcome our new incoming members.
Just for sixth and seventh graders: On Thursday, June 25, from 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m., it’s a school’s out for summer party! Reconnect with friends and parents/guardians and register for membership. Then enjoy the remaining time getting in the summer spirit with your friends. Keep dropping off your pennies and continue the superb job of collecting pennies towards our million penny challenge. Calling all eighth graders: Bring your year books to the DSU for a year end eighth grade signing on Monday, June 22 right after school. Catch up with friends in one place and fill your books with memories. The Blender Cafe will be open to purchase refreshments. Alden After School Activities at the DSU: The time change is confirmed and your Alden school child will be out of school at 2 p.m., effective in September. The DSU provides an on campus, one hour program option, with Alden students escorted to and from the DSU. Indoor and outdoor activities will be available daily for members to choose from. Fee-based clubs and enrichment programs (i.e: Light Bulb Writing, Destination Imagination, etc.) will also be offered to members and non-members. At the conclusion of the hour, students will be dismissed and parents will be responsible to pick up their child or send them home on the DMS/DHS bus. For more information, check out our Web site www.duxburystudentunion.com. DSU Bat houses: The Bat houses are flying out of the DSU but we still have six left. Get those bats in a happy home before the real onslaught of the mosquitoes arrive this summer. You can purchase yours by calling 781-934-2290.
Community Book Drop: End of the school cleaning in your future? Bring used books, paperback and hardcover, to the purple Community Book Drop box located in the DSU parking lot. Proceeds benefit the DSU and books are recycled back to local communities. Leave a legacy: Leave a legacy with your family or business name on the walls of the DSU: Are you looking for a fun activity for your children to give back this summer? We have teamed up with Tabitha Kent of Expressions in Snug Harbor to create a legacy wall of hand painted 6x6 tiles. Use your creativity and leave your mark in the DSU or have us create it for you. Tiles start at $50. Call the DSU for more information, 781-9342290 or visit our Web site.
market managers sought
Volunteer assistant market managers are needed for Duxbury’s new outdoor farmers market. The market will be held on Route 53 on the grounds of the historic Tarkiln Community Center. The schedule is Wednesdays, 12:30–4:30 p.m., July 1 though Oct. 14, rain or shine. Members of the Duxbury Farmers and Artisans Regional Market committee are recruiting assistant managers to help with the many aspects of running a farmers’ market such as setting up and working with vendors and customers. Their contributions will be an important factor to bringing this exciting project to fruition. Call 781-585-6650 for more information.
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Tarklin Study Committee: Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Board of Health: Thursday, June 18, 7:15 p.m. in the Mural Room at Town Hall. 4th of July Committee: Thursday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.
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Book Club: The next book club meeting will be June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Felicia Marscocci’s home. We will discuss “The Beach House” by Jane Green. For more information, please contact Jen Thorn at 781-585-0864 or email@example.com.
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Adult Social: Please join us for an evening on the beach on Saturday June 27, 6-10 p.m. We will meet at the first crossover to the left. Please bring your own dinner/drinks and $5 per couple. RSVP to Laura Melton 781-837-1733.
Operation Carepack is a high school run initiative growing throughout the continental U.S. Duxbury is now designated to be the home of the Massachusetts chapter of Operation Carepack. Our mission is to collect both old and new backpacks and deliver them to organizations that serve the homeless in Massachusetts. There is a critical need among the homeless population for backpacks in order to carry their personal belongings. Backpacks are a novelty to us but a necessity to the less fortunate who live on the streets or in the shelters. Boxes will be placed at all schools in Duxbury for the remainder of the school year starting June 15. Any questions or suggestions, please call Chris at 508-208-0937.
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Board splits on police chief contract issue
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men could affirm, overturn or choose to take no action on this issue at all, he said. Deluca and his attorney, Gerald McAuliffe, were also present at the meeting. The Town Manager’s Act of 1987 states that the Board of Selectmen “shall act upon each appointment and removal made by the town manager within fifteen days following notification.” During the meeting there was a lengthy discussion by Troy, selectmen and members of the audience about whether not renewing DeLuca’s contract was the same as terminating him. “I think the question is this: is a non-renewal equal to a removal? If it is, then it provides the selectmen with the authority to act,” said Selectman Jon Witten. Selectmen Christopher Donato and Witten voted in favor of a motion that interpreted the non-renewal of the contract as a removal. Selectmen Chairman Betsy Sullivan
voted against this motion. Donato and Witten then voted in favor of a motion overturning the town manager’s decision. Sullivan voted against. Despite the selectmen’s vote, Troy said the power to actually renew the contract was “beyond the authority of the board.” “That is a matter of law,” Troy said. “The town manager act is very clear. The town manager negotiates all contracts for the town. If the police chief is going to have another contract, that is going to be the decision of the town manager.” Troy said the intent of the Town Manager Act of 1987 was to have a strong manager “but not one with unbridled authority,” and that the ratification clause was intended to be a “check and balance.” Before the board voted, Sullivan said she did not want to make any decision that would undermine MacDonald’s authority. “I believe what we have in front of us is bigger than any
Association. Lampke deferred to Troy’s opinion and would not comment on Duxbury’s situation specifically, but said: “A non-renewal of a contract is not a termination, generally.” At one point in the meeting, Donato said that if the Board of Selectmen did not vote that night on whether to ratify MacDonald’s decision they would be sued. Although Sullivan interrupted him, saying the topics he was broaching should be discussed behind closed doors, Donato continued, alleging that MacDonald went after DeLuca because he was involved in forming a Town counsel Robert Troy reads explains the board’s legal options manager’s union. Donato also while Selectman Christopher Donato looks on. referred to a lack of evaluations of the police chief’s perone individual,” said Sullivan. ity of the town manager, but formance by MacDonald. “This decision affects how we the police chief has rights unWhen Donato brought up go forward in how we govern der the Town Manager Act. the issue of a potential lawsuit, ourselves. This isn’t a popularity contest. audience member Bob Doyle “We do not have the abil- If I’m being asked to remove stated, “that’s a threat,” which ity to appoint a chief,” Sulli- a department head, there has Donato denied. van continued. “At this point, to be just cause … There is no After the meeting, DeLuca whether we ratify or not, I do cause on the table and it not deferred comment to his atnot have that ability. I will not sufficient to say we are just not torney. McAuliffe said that he assume it.” going to renew your contract.” was pleased with the results of Witten said he believed the He said that he was “frustratthe meeting and what happens board had the ability to make ed” at having been put in the next is up to the Board of Sethe motion. position he was in Monday. lectmen. “If I thought it was in vioFor Donato, the determi“I asked for two things lation of the [town manager] nation was a simple one to and I got them,” he said. “I act, I would vote against it,” make. suppose I’ll wait to hear from he said. “In reality, it’s a terminathem.” Witten also said he did not tion,” said Donato. “At the After the two votes, Dowant to weaken MacDonald’s end of the contract, he’s not nato proposed assigning an position as town manager, but working for us.” individual to work with Macfelt MacDonald needed to A phone call to the MasDonald regarding the police give a reason for not renewing sachusetts Municipal Assochief’s contract. DeLuca’s contract. ciation seeking to clarify the Sullivan objected to this “I am not approaching this issue was referred to James idea: “That isn’t even a gray lightly,” said Witten. “Nobody Lampke, president of the City area. It flies in the face of the wants to undercut the author- Solicitor and Town Counsel Town Manager Act. I would be opposed to that suggestion. We get to weigh in on his (the town manager’s) contract, on his performance but we don’t get to usurp his authority.” Sullivan agreed to discuss Donato’s proposal in a closedBy SuSanna Sheehan, Clipper Staff from Town Counsel Robert door session and at the end of their meeting, selectmen SuSanna@duxBuryClipper.Com Troy. Troy issued that opinion voted unanimously to go into Selectman Christopher Donato addressed his con- on May 29. In it, Troy said executive session with Troy to nection to the police depart- Donato could not act upon discuss contract negotiations matters involving the police with non-union personnel. The ment Monday night. “Prior to my wife resign- department because they had results of the session were not ing, I was not involved in a financial interest due to disclosed, and neither DeLuca his wife’s employment, and nor his attorney were present these discussions,” he said. He said his wife had could not act upon matters during the executive session. MacDonald, who was worked for Police Chief Mark involving the police chief bepresent throughout the meetDeLuca as his administrative cause he was Donato’s wife’s secretary but that she had re- immediate supervisor. These ing, didn’t comment during signed on June 10 so that he matters included the chief’s the discussion. When asked Tuesday could act in the capacity of a employment, his contract, what the town’s next move selectman on issues related to performance reviews, disciplinary matters or commen- was, Witten said the ball was the police department. in MacDonald’s court. He “In order to do what I dations, stated Troy’s memo. At Monday’s meeting said he could not divulge too think is the right thing, she gave up a job she loved,” said Troy said that since Do- much or it would reveal what Donato. “I no longer have a nato’s wife was not longer was discussed in executive financial interest (related to employed by the police de- session, but he did say this: partment, the conflict was “Now the police chief has a the police department).” Donato said from the removed, but added Donato contract through Nov. 20. It’s very first day he began his was still required to file a dis- only June.” Donato did not respond to campaign for selectman he closure form with the town an e-mail seeking further comlooked into the state ethics clerk’s office explaining what ment. Sullivan did not return a law to determine whether or had taken place. Troy said Monday that phone call as of press time. not he would have a conflict of interest with issue regard- Donato correctly filed the dising the police department. closure with the town clerk. He also asked for an opinion
Donato addresses conflict of interest
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police officers show their support for chief
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Before the selectmen began to debate the fate of their police chief, dozens of members of the Duxbury Police Department gathered outside town hall in a show of support. Uniformed officers mingled with police officers in plainclothes in the hour before the Board of Selectmen meeting started Monday night. Lt. Susan James said those at the meeting to show support for the chief included Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph MacDonald, and members of the Marshfield, Whitman and Cohasset police departments. “We’re here to support the police chief,” James said. “They came on their own, on their own time.” She said she was “devastated” when she first heard of the town manager’s decision not to renew the contract. Lt. Roger Banfill, who along with James and Lt. Lewis Chubb recently signed a letter of support for DeLuca, said the officers in attendance were behind DeLuca “100 percent.” “He’s pushed this department forward ... he gives it his all,” Banfill said. “Hopefully this will convince the selectmen and the town manager to sign a new contract.” Inside the meeting, James repeated her support for the chief, and sharply criticized MacDonald’s decision.
The Mural Room at Town Hall was packed Monday night, with people spilling out into the hallway. Dozens of police, some in uniform, showed up to express support for Chief DeLuca, while others, including a group of former selectmen, said the town manager had to be allowed to do his job.
told the board: “You couldn’t ask for a better man.” Perhaps the strongest words of support came from Bob Hayden, a former police chief in Lawrence who worked with DeLuca in Boston and was on the search committee that brought DeLuca to Duxbury.
do here, please keep the door open for negotiation.” Others asked for the reason DeLuca’s contract wasn’t renewed. “What is the cause? What’s the reason why?” asked Cohasset Police Chief James Hussey. “We are asking you, as
“I respect Chief DeLuca, but at the same time I respect the town manager and I respect this government.” –– Resident Bob Doyle
“I was looking for honesty, integrity, courage ... those are things you look for in a police chief,” he said. “I strongly urge Duxbury to keep Mark DeLuca as your police chief.” Bonnie Dyer, widow of Duxbury Special Police Officer Melvin Dyer, who was killed last summer while working a detail at the Marshfield Fair, said DeLuca was there for her and her family in a dark time. “Even though there was little hope he would survive ... Chief DeLuca came to Brigham & Women’s every single day to support me and my kids,” she said. “The chief gave Mel the best any fallen officer could deserve. He truly cares about all his officers.” Ed Perry, a Duxbury resident who owns the radio station WATD, also voiced support for DeLuca. “I think the town of Duxbury has a pretty good deal with Mark DeLuca,” he said. He said as a reporter, it’s his job to dig up bad things, and in Duxbury he hasn’t found much to complain about. “This issue has the ability to completely polarize this town,” he said. “Whatever you your constituents to change this,” said resident Deb Jewell. “This is wrong.” Other residents at the meeting, however, said they supported the town manager’s right to make a decision on the chief’s contract. Former selectman Jim Murphy said that in the business world, a non-renewal wouldn’t be considered a termination, a sentiment echoed
by others at the meeting. “In the 27 years I’ve been in this community, I’m not sure there’s been a more important decision,” he said, saying reversing MacDonald’s decision could undercut the authority of future town managers. “It’s going to impact the ability of the town to hire a town manager,” he said.
Steve Antonellis said that if the non-renewal of a contract is to be considered a dismissal, it would basically create openended contracts. “I don’t think that was the intent of the police chief and fire chief having contracts,” he said. “We need to allow him [MacDonald] to do his job.” Bob Doyle said that the selectmen needed to respect the authority of the town manager. “I respect Chief DeLuca, but at the same time I respect the town manager and I respect this government,” Doyle said. “He has not been fired.” Maggie Kearney read a letter, supporting the town manager’s right to make the decision. Former selectmen Pat Dowd, John Leonard, Margaret Kearney, Andre Martecchini, James Murphy and John Tuffy signed the letter. For his part, DeLuca had little to say after the meeting, saying he’d prefer to refrain from commenting and would let the matter play out with the selectmen.
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“I feel the decision ... is a travesty and an embarrassment,” she said, calling the decision a “personal attack” on the chief. “Chief DeLuca is an honorable and compassionate leader of our department,” she added. Other members of the Duxbury Police Department echoed the support. “I feel a mistake is being made,” said Fran McTernan, who said he has worked for DeLuca for 10 years. “The task of running a department is not an easy one.” he said. “I believe Chief DeLuca has done an admirable job.” Sgt. Dennis Symmonds
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onday was a sad day for Duxbury. No matter which side you come down on in the debate over Police Chief Mark DeLuca’s contract, this town used to pride itself on resolving differences before they came to a head amid threats of lawsuits, back-door communications and board member bickering. One couldn’t help but leave the Mural Room Monday night thinking the way this town does business has been forever altered. We must also wonder if this issue could have been avoided if only selectmen, past or present, had addressed the issue head on instead of waiting until the proverbial toothpaste was out of the tube. When the chief’s contract ends is a matter of public record, the conflict was hinted at during the recent Board of Selectmen election and it seems everyone and their brother knew the chief and the town manager weren’t seeing eye to eye. There had to have been a way to avoid the rancorous feelings that have recently spilled over. In the words of one resident Monday, it has the potential to tear this town apart. Despite the serious tone of the discussions over Chief DeLuca’s contract status, we commend folks in the audience –– on both sides ––for keeping things extremely civil during an emotional debate. Supporters of the police chief respectfully read statements of support for their leader and friend without attacking the town manager or selectmen, and those who showed up to support Town Manager Richard MacDonald kept their comments to their interpretation of the town’s bylaws, without launching into negative things about DeLuca. If Duxbury is to reach a peaceful resolution of this issue, that has to continue. The issue of Chief DeLuca’s contract specifically has to work its way through the board, whatever the next step may be. Thanks to Monday’s vote we are now in uncharted territory. For that reason we must take issue with attorneys Witten and Donato’s legalistic interpretation that somehow allowing a contract to naturally expire on its own terms equates to a “removal” or termination. Mr. Witten specifically seemed bothered by the fact that MacDonald has not provided any specific “just cause” for his action. And Witten would be right –– if we were talking about a firing or termination. This is not. The role of a town manager, as opposed to an executive secretary or town administrator, is to imbue a non-political employee with oversight over town employees. A town manager with personnel power needs to have the right to say, “I feel the town is better served by moving in a different direction” without being forced to justify his decision to a political body. There should be less of a burden of proof, to borrow a phrase from Witten and Donato’s world, for the expiration of a contract than for a firing. Hence, they are two different things. By their logic town employees would essentially have jobs for life. If Selectmen want the town manager to justify personnel decisions to the board they should seek that change through the legislative process, but that’s simply not the system of government we have now. Ultimately, if the selectmen are unhappy with the decisions made by the town manager, they have the authority not to renew his contract, or in fact remove him. What they can’t –– and shouldn’t do –– is cherry pick decisions they disagree with for political reasons. That only serves to weaken the institutions that have kept Duxbury strong.
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opened my weekly edition of the Clipper only to be disappointed by the lead story, “Police Chief won’t return.” As I read the story I realized the Chief was not leaving on his own volition, but rather his contract is not being renewed by the town manager, Richard McDonald. The story goes on to say that the town manager has decided to change the direction of the current police department management style. My first question was, what does style mean? From my vantage point the police department is efficient and functioning well. Speak to any cop in the department and they support DeLuca. Then I got it! He supports his team and does not share the viewpoints of the town fathers. He is in a difficult spot. His roots are from the ranks and now his position con-
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flicts with his passion for good police work. All that aside, there must be common ground that both parties can support so the Chief can at least be given time to amend current practices that are perceived to be more in line with town interests. I also have a gut feeling that the current economy has people making decisions based on dollars rather than sound management. This story moved me so much that I needed to speak to both men to express my concerns. I was surprised that I was able to reach both of them. I told each man that I had recently retired from education, 27 years as a classroom teacher and union negotiator, then six years as a high school administrator, that I know the pull and push that both camps are experiencing. Both men thanked
me for the call but neither man gave me reasons for the nonrenewal of contract. If a third party can’t be inserted into this problem, then I suggest that all taxpayers call and ask the tough questions. MacDonald: 781-934-1100 x141, DeLuca: 781-934-5656. When all is said and done, there will be no winners. Not DeLuca, not MacDonald, and not the town. I suggest all parties drop the adversarial role and embrace the notion of being in the same boat and rowing with the same vigor in the general direction that moves the town forward. I am not naive enough to believe that something like this could happen, but wouldn’t it be refreshing? Dick Brennen Myrtle Street
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he Board of Selectmen should carefully consider the attempt by the town manager to remove the three-term chief of police. As a former police officer and Professor of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State College, I cannot understand how and why this action is being contemplated at this time. Chief Deluca took command of a department that was rife with a culture of entitlement, and changed it. He saved the town countless dollars by aggressively investigating and uncovering cases of disability abuse and conflicts of interest involving officers hired well before his tenure. Chief Deluca modernized the department and was instrumental in moving forward toward State Certification—a lengthy and labor-intensive process that provides many benefits, not least of which is a reduction in the
Town’s insurance rates. Certification enables the department to engage in state-of-the-art police practices, with the ultimate outcome of more effective policing and a safer town. If the town manager is successful in his apparently single-minded quest to remove the chief of police, without any apparent cause, I can predict that several very undesirable consequences will occur very quickly. First, there will be no effective leadership in the department from now until his replacement comes on board. This will take a long time, and the morale of the department will suffer tremendously. There will be a resulting decline in commitment and sensitivity to community concerns. Second, I can assure you that the chief will not go quietly, and the town will incur legal expenses well into six figures. As I haven’t seen any
publicized rationale for his removal in the first place, there is every possibility that this would be a battle lost, and then additional payments would be necessary to settle with the (by then former) chief. Finally, it should be considered that the issue here is not the simple “non-renewal” of a contract. Our police chief is a three-term public official whose termination would, and indeed should, require some modicum of just cause. In my opinion, as both a former police executive as well as an academic with a specialty in policing, Police Chief Deluca has made decisions that are in conformance with best practices in every instance that I am aware of. The management of the Duxbury Police Department is most certainly not broken. What are we trying to fix? Mitch Librett Temple Street
ast nights selectmen’s meeting will long be remembered as the beginning of the end for the town manager act. The 2–1 vote to support motions by Selectman Chris Donato was soundly based on the advice of town counsel and the threat of potential litigation by a town employee. The problem with the end result is that two of the selectmen chose to side with an employee and not the town. In voting not to support the town manager’s decision to allow a directly reporting employee’s contract to expire, the board accomplished two things. It un–– J. Graeber dermined and weakened the authority given to the town manager by the town manager act
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(“the act”) and it put the board firmly on the side of the employee rather than the town. The end result of all this will be expensive for all taxpayers. Since the town counsel was firm in his assertion that the town manager is within his rights under the act, the employee’s contract will expire on its own. Nothing the selectmen do or say can change that. What they did accomplish was to embolden every disgruntled department head to challenge the authority of their boss whenever they feel mistreated. They also encouraged future litigation by the employee in question against the town which will cost each and every taxpayer to defend. I don’t pretend to know the
facts about the non-renewal of the contract and it isn’t necessary that I do. In my opinion, by their actions, they made it more difficult to hire future town managers and undermined the act. After all, what professional manager would want to work for a board that asks them to manage the executive team, but then overrules the right to hire and fire that team? The correct approach is to evaluate the town manager’s performance and then either support or remove him from his job. That is the way the board is supposed to function and that is what the act intended. James M. Murphy Barn Swallow Lane
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cision he did and you can rest assured he did so after considering many factors. If he feels that it is in the best interest of the town not to release these reasons, that is his prerogative. The Board of Selectmen should not usurp the town manager’s authority in this or any other managerial appointment, because then the town manager can no longer be held accountable for his appointments if the appointments are not made by him. Although the town manager is hired by the Board of Selectmen and works under its direction, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town. If the selectmen are not satisfied with the town manager’s appointments, or any other aspects of how he conducts the business of the town, they have every right to review the body of his work during his annual reviews, and ultimately not to rehire him when his contract expires. We know that Mr. MacDonald’s decision not to reappoint the police chief was not an easy one. But we strongly believe that, as town manager, he has the authority to make this important appointment so that he has complete confidence in the managers working under him. Although the Board of Selectmen might wish to offer advice, they should not interfere with this appointment. Pat Dowd John Leonard Margaret Kearney Andre Martecchini James Murphy John Tuffy
s former selectmen in the town of Duxbury, we the undersigned would like to express our strong support for the right of our town manager, Richard MacDonald, to make the decision not to renew the police chief’s contract in November. The Town Manager Act of 1987 gives the town manager the express authority to select the management team that he believes will work best with him to deliver services to the citizens of Duxbury. Since 1987, town managers have made scores of managerial appointments and, at times, made changes to their management teams when they felt it was in the best interest of the town to do so. The town manager has his reasons for making the de-
Former selectmen support town manager —— Attacks have no place ——
Police chief decision is manager’s call –––——
t (the decision not to renew Police Chief Mark DeLuca’s contract) is Mr. MacDonald’s decision. When Mr. MacDonald was selected Town Manager many years ago I thought he lacked the experience. Boy, was I
wrong. Like Harry Truman he quickly rose to the job. He has done much good for this town and has always had the best interest of the town in any decision he makes. His decision not to retain the chief is his to make. Right or wrong, it’s his
decision. Anyone who lives in Duxbury knows the history of the department and the chief. There is more than enough to question. Dan Somes Brick Hill Lane
few years ago at the Annual Town Meeting I witnessed an ugly personal attack on a department head in the Town Government. The several hundred people in attendance were shocked at the virulence and the charges leveled. That forum is just not the place to attack an employee who can not defend him/herself regardless of the charges. I spoke out at that meeting to apologize for the vicious attack that was seemingly fueled by information fed to the speaker by people with an agenda. The town survived that attack and I thought we had seen the last of that inappropriate behavior but again this year a different person publicly attacked another senior town official with similar virulence and questionable facts at Town Meeting. Is this a trend? If so, it is an ugly development. The alleged incriminating information was proven to be quite inaccurate by the Town Counsel and the Selectmen but the attack happened. Once again we had been exposed to ad hom-
inem attacks by individuals who revealed their ignorance. That seemed to have settled down until, again, the same person attacked, this time in the Clipper. That person has apparently been spoon fed his “ammunition” and is not afraid to participate in what I consider classless acts. I do not believe either of the attacking people has served in any volunteer status on any Board or Committee and I am hard pressed to know how they acquired such misinformation. To my knowledge none of any of the charges of any of the attacks cited above have ever been presented to the Board of Selectmen for their consideration. This is, after all why we have an elected governing board. In my opinion all our town officials / employees deserve more respect and better treatment than the above. It is a matter of common decency and is what this fine, well run town and its people deserve. Joe Shea Tremont Street
ome years ago, shortly after his appointment, I interviewed Chief of Police Mark DeLuca and bluntly asked him why, considering his background in big-city crime fighting, did the committee choose him. He disarmingly replied, “I don’t think they knew what to make of me.” I became a fan. Now, some years later I don’t know if Chief DeLuca’s performance is good, bad or indifferent. It’s not my job. I assume that it is the job of our Town Manager as part of his contractual duties. Newly elected Selectman Chris Donato apparently disagrees. Vehemently. I had a feeling that Mr. Donato
‘Vendetta’ against town manager must stop
DeLuca has vision to lead ——
ecently, I was pleasantly surprised to see town government in action. The recent Selectmen’s meeting demonstrated the pure essence of democracy, of the people, by the people, and most importantly, for the people. The gist of this entire session can best be summarized as follows: Does, or can, a single individual have the absolute power to terminate, or not renew a contract, even if a vast majority of citizens/employees oppose his/ her controversial decision? As a student of history, it appears that we should never forget, ‘Power corrupts … and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I watched, often times in awe, often times amused, and occasionally in disgust, as the citizens/elected officials in the Town of Duxbury pled their case, with much emotion. People took time out of their busy schedules, and endured an oppressive heat, to show their unyielding support for Chief Mark DeLuca. I watched as an entire hierarchy of law enforcement personnel voiced their support for Chief DeLuca. I listened to patrolmen, dispatchers, lieutenants, and even Police Chiefs from other towns voice their collective support. Chief DeLuca’s cooperation/support with other law enforcement agencies ensures the citizens of Duxbury an even greater protection via neighboring towns’ law enforcement officers. With today’s current economic catastrophe, and an overt increase in crime due to unemployment, we could never have, “too many cops…” protecting our lives and property.
had some personal animosity toward our Town Manager, and that became clearly evident during Monday night’s Selectmen meeting. I don’t know what the root cause of his animosity is, but I do know that his wife was, until just last week, the Administrative Assistant to Chief DeLuca. I can understand a certain loyalty to one’s wife’s boss, but not when you are a public official. In accordance with section G.L. c. 268A, Mr. Donato was specifically informed that he could not participate in matter relating to the employment of the Police Chief. This was prior to Mrs. Donato’s resignation effective June 10, some days
after Mr. Donato attempted an executive session to discuss the matter of Chief DeLuca’s employment. I submit that Mrs. Donato’s resignation should not exempt Selectman Donato from conflict of interest in any issue concerning Chief DeLuca. Mr. Donato has admitted ignorance of the Talent Bank procedures when he placed his campaign manager on the Board of Appeals. I don’t know in this situation if it’s ignorance or arrogance that leads him to continue his vendetta, but for the good of the Town it should stop. John Britten Upland Road
DeLuca was an ally of the Student Union ———
was very sad to see the headline in the Clipper last week announcing that our town manager has chosen not to renew our police chief’s employment contract. I am not sure of all the issues that prompted this decision, but I am quite sure that our town is losing a fine and dedicated employee and, very sadly, we are losing a kind and devoted advocate for our young people. For some nine years now, I have been working with a tireless group of volunteers to establish the Duxbury Student Union, an on-campus student center for our youth. The first phase of this project began with our town officials and a campaign to gain support for a student center. We began conducting surveys and doing research; then we presented our project to every town committee and organization, we pleaded before the selectmen many times, we wrote articles and spoke at town meetings, we pleaded
before the Community Preservation Commission to allocate funds for the Wright Building, and we pleaded again with the selectmen for use of the Wright Building after the CPC renovation. Throughout this very long, challenging and often frustrating process, Chief DeLuca has been there to support us. Truth be told, one of very few voices in Town government speaking words of encouragement has continuously been Chief DeLuca’s. The Chief knows the statistics on Youth Risk Behavior, and we received his letter of support from the Police Department in the first few months of our campaign. Chief DeLuca has been available, accessible and willing to help the DSU provide community programs such as our coffee houses, dances, and special events. This past March, when the DSU reported financial difficulties, Chief DeLuca was the first person to call us. He met
with us several times to brainstorm on fundraising options; he made phone calls, took up collections, ran a prom raffle, and within weeks presented the DSU with a check from the Police Department for $3500. Chief DeLuca continues to stand by us and offer support in many ways. He has connected us with some very influential mentors and opportunities. His expertise and contacts all over the state are invaluable and his sincere need to help us succeed has certainly lifted us up during these difficult times. Chief DeLuca loves this town and he loves our children. His absence would be a great loss to our community. I will be sending a letter of disapproval to our selectmen and town manager and I encourage everyone in Duxbury to do the same. Debby Jewell King Caesar Road
How very refreshing to observe Town Selectman Chris Donato attempt to cut thru the legalese (translation = long winded B.S.) and get to the real issues at hand. This town has been through so many police chiefs, it truly makes me wonder how this can possibly be occurring? As a citizen of Duxbury for the last 20 years, I personally have seen a marked increase in the number of cruisers/officers on patrol. I see police vehicles that are well maintained, officers that are well-equipped and with professional demeanor, a department that is currently accredited, and most importantly, officers proud of their department, and their current Chief. How much more proof does anyone need? This system works, period. I was in awe as Ms. Bonnie Dyer read a tearful salute and paid homage to her deceased husband, as well as voiced her love and support for the chief and his staff. Any person with enough moral fortitude to endure a slain comrade, all the while demonstrating an exemplary precedent of courage to his fellow officers, speaks volumes about Chief DeLuca. He has the vision and the background required to continue to lead the Duxbury Police Department to even greater professional standards. Sorry, but I for one am not willing to gamble on a potential new chief. Not when this chief is so exemplary and commendable. Steve Mastrangelo Harrison Street
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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‘Buds, Blooms and Books’
Some of the entrants in the Youth Division interpreted “My Many Colored Days” by Dr. Seuss. From left: Gretchen McCarthy, Cate Chase, Paige Hoffman, Eva Caliendo,and Nikki Juliano.
Megan McClure Koss and son Owen set up an underwater flower design interpreting Jules Jeanette MacKenzie, horticulture chairwoman, Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” works on a floral arrangement. Ginger King, left and Marcia Hoar evaluate a design. Nine judges from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts participated in judging this Flower Show. Eva Caliendo won the Junior Achievement Award from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts for her interpretation of “My Many Colored Days” by Dr. Seuss.
Photos by Claire DeCusati
Laura Doherty placed first with her parallel design, interpreting Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth.”
A portion of the Horticulture Exhibit.
Megan Koss’s design was judged “Best in Show.” The judges commented that it was an ‘intriguing interpretation’ of an Underwater Design.
Sarah McCormick, president of the Community Garden Club of Duxbury, Sandy Dapprich, cochairwoman of the Flower Show, Elaine Winquist, Director of the Duxbury Free Library and Sarah Beatty, co-chairwoman of the Flower Show, are all proud of their work on the show.
Julia Lizza’s table setting interprets William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.” Julia won the Lulie Finley Award, which is given to a design of great beauty which uses predominately fresh plant material.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
son, Sophia McCann, Lauren McKenzie, Grace Nelson, Molly Norton, Caroline Packard, Lyndsey Rotman, Maeve Williams . Brownies from Troop 81105 who bridged to Juniors included Olivia DuVall, Paige Harvey, Julia Mutkoski, Morgan Mutkoski, Elizabeth O’Keefe, Renee Papp, Molly Roche, Keeley Smith, Paige Whithington, Leah Wolf. The Junior Girl Scouts were next to cross over the bridge to Cadette Girl Socuting and were welcomed by Cadettes from Troop 80331. From Junior Troop 81216 the following girls bridged: Alyse Clinton, Carolina Gosalvez, Madison Reeves, Hannah Sisk. From Junior Troop 437 Lydia Brown, Cate Chase, Angela Connors, Molly Conway, Nicole Degrenier, Riley Despathy, Lauren Mathews, Gretchen McCarthy also bridged to Cadettes. Two members of Cadette Troop 80254 bridged to Senior Girl Scouting this year. They are Rose Brewer and Madison Tower. Kimberly DeGrenier and Briana Murphy, graduating Seniors this year from Troop 80582 were the final girls to cross the bridge and were welcomed by Marlana Johnson, a 2007 graduate and now a lifetime member of Girl Scouting. Financial reports: Leaders are reminded that Financial Reports were due to Paula Valencia by June 15th. If The Art Complex Museyou have not yet turned um will offer students, aged yours in, 14 through 18, an opportuplease leave it nity to learn the basics of oil in Joan’s box painting with popular artist and teacher, Laura Tryon this week. Jennings, an award-winning New England artist. From July 13 through 17, the focus will be on drawing hints. Students will learn the nuances of color theory, color mixing, composition and the importance of a view point. From July 20 through 24, students will receive tips on how to paint from photographs using different techniques. Both sessions are from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and offer a relaxed, encouraging environment with individual attention to stuBRIDGING THE GAP: These Brownies “flew up” to Junior Scouts during a ceremony on June 7 at Holy Family. dents of all levels. The $165 weekly fee includes materials costs. Registrations required at 781-934-6634.
Fifty-five members of the Duxbury Girl Scouts were joined by family and friends as they celebrated “bridging” to the next level of Girl Scouting at the Holy Family Church Parish Center on June 7. The evening began with a flag ceremony led by Cadette Scout Catherine Harrison. It was followed by a candle lighting ceremony celebrating the Girl Scout Laws conducted by members of Cadette Troop 80331. The Bridging process began with 39 Brownies who “flew” up to Junior Scouting as their presented them and they crossed the bridge and were welcomed by Junior Girl Scouts who presented each girl with a flower. Girls who bridged to Juniors included: Madeline Chaunt, Lexi Ellis, Niahm Griffin, Sophia Koslowski from Brownie Troop 801216. Bridging Brownies from Troop 80460 included: Julia Barry, Meaghan Burnes, Allie Corcoran, Alexis Dow, Katerina Heitcamp, Alex Kane, Jackie LaLond, Jackie Loiselle, Sarah Lillys, Colleen Magee, Kelly McCarthy and Caroline Murphy. T r o o p 80663 bridged the following girls to Junior Scouting: Madeleine Castanon, Avery Gaines, Annie Gardner, Siobhan Graduating Seniors Kimberly Higgins, CarKent, DeGrenier and Briana Murphy of oline Alyssa LampTroop 80582.
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First Parish to hold fair
The first Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 842 Tremont Street (Route 3A) will be holding their traditional fair on Saturday, June 20 from 8:30 to 2 p.m. There will be food, games and thousands upon thousands of items at bargain prices to Fair patrons clown around during last year’s provide something auction. of interest for all ages. Highlights include an auction at 10 a.m., books, antiques and collectibles, children’s activities such as face painting, musical entertainment, plus Father’s Day gifts, hundreds of children’s toys and games, crafts, plants, a white elephant table, snacks, baked goods and strawberry shortcake. Admission and parking are free. Come rain or shine. For more information, call 781-934-6532.
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The Duxbury Republican Town Committee hosted a cocktail party on Thursday, May 28, with Charlie Baker, the President and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Jennifer Nassour, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. The event, held at the home of Deb and Steve Bowen, was attended by more than 100 Republicans. “I’m proud to be Republican,” Baker said. “I’ve always Duxbury State Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Vinny deMacedo of been a Republican. I believe Plymouth, Charlie Baker of Harvard/Pilgrim, Bill Harris of Duxbury in the Republican ideal. But and Mass GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour at the recent event. at the end of the day we have Rep. Daniel Webster spoke to figure out how to get Inde- “own circumstances” and that a decision would be coming briefly, explaining that there is pendents and Democrats who a “perfect storm” gathering for think the same way ... to join later this year. In addition to Baker, Jen- Republicans in 2010. “There the team.” He spoke about his experi- nifer Nassour, who was elect- is a new breeze in Massachuence in the business world, as ed chairman of the Massachu- setts, and its beginning to blow well as his role in local gov- setts Republican Party earlier louder and louder,” said Rep. ernment as a selectman in his this year, addressed the group, Webster, who represents pretown of Swampscott. He said sharing her vision for bringing cincts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Duxbury, that Republicans in the state the party back to prominence as well as Hanson, Pembroke, and precinct 2 in Halifax. He have a great “ideas opportu- in the Bay State. “This is the new wave of called on everyone to do “the nity” before them in the upcoming elections, and that Re- Republicans,” said Nassour, hard work” to elect Republipublicans can be a “force for gesturing at the crowd. She cans to the Legislature. appealed to people to speak The Duxbury Republican positive change.” to their friends and neighbors Town Committee would like “This is a great time to be willing to step up to the chal- about why you are a Repub- to thank everyone who came lenge,” said Baker, speaking lican, and help to bring the out for the event, and invite about Republicans running for “closet Republicans” out into any registered Republican to office in Massachusetts. He al- the open. Showing people that join us for our next meeting luded to the talk of a potential the GOP is the party of “op- on Wednesday, June 17 at the run for the governor’s office, timism” and “patriotism” is Duxbury Student Union at 7 saying he is considering his how the party is going to get p.m. back in control.
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Preliminary tax bills covering the first two quarters of the new FY 2010 fiscal year will be sent to the Town’s property owners by the end of June. There will be two payment stubs. The first stub should be used for the first quarterly payment that will be due on Monday, Aug. 3. The second stub should be saved and used for the second quarterly payment that will be due on Monday, Nov. 2. The preliminary tax bills are estimated because the actual tax bills for FY 2010 cannot be produced until November when new assessments will be created and a new tax rate will be set. That is, the preliminary tax bills will be based on an adjusted version of the total tax that was billed for FY 2009. For most properties, each of the preliminary tax bills will equal one fourth of the total FY 2009 tax plus an increase of 2.5 percent. This 2.5 percent increase on the preliminary
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tax bills is intended to account for the customary annual tax increase that is allowed under Proposition 2½. It is being applied at the beginning of the new fiscal year in order to distribute this tax increase across all four quarters instead of just the last two. All four quarterly FY 2010 tax bills will also have the 3 percent Community Preservation Act surcharge applied to them. The preliminary tax bills of a small number of properties that have undergone significant new construction or have had FY 2009 abatements will be adjusted accordingly. For further information, please contact the Collector/Treasurer’s Office, 781-934-1100, press 1, then 2) or the Assessing Department, 781-934-1100, X115. Both offices are open on Monday from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Tuesday–Thursday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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LAWN PARTY: Roz Thompson, by her dock, is looking forward to the annual Jordan Hospital Club Lawn Party on Friday, June 19 at her home. The Jordan Hospital Club’s Annual Lawn Party will be held on Friday June 19 from 6-8 p.m. at 151 King Caesar Road. A variety of hors d’oeurves will be served. Donations will be accepted and will be used to support the Hospital’s Cancer Center.
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Lunch At The Café Ellison… at the Duxbury Senior Center! Enjoy Chef Peter Dewey’s delectable cuisine. ($4 for Duxbury seniors 60 years and up; $5 for all others). Lunches open to everyone, Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 12:30 p.m.). Call 781-934-5774. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. If you find that you cannot make it, please call to cancel, as food is ordered according to the number of reservations made. Menus (subject to change): Thursday, June 18 – Meatloaf, potato and vegetable, cookie Monday, June 22 – Fancy chicken salad, vegetable, cake Tuesday, June 23 – Barbecue special, Chef’s choice
Free Movies… Thursdays at 1 p.m. Feature on June 18 will be “Taking Chance.” Based on an article by Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, this HBO original film tells the story of Strobl’s emotional experience traveling across America as a volunteer escort officer for the body of fallen 19-year-old marine Chance Phelps. The 2004 journey was made especially significant by the fact that both Strobl and Phelps share the same hometown of Dubois, Wyo., with a population of less than 1,000.
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The Friends of the Duxbury Free Library will once again offer the Books at the Beach Basket during the summer. The basket is located at the harbormaster’s hut on the east side of the Powder Point Bridge. A large selection of novels is available daily. The Friends of the Library is a proud sponsor of this summer’s Starship Adventure presented by the Duxbury Free Library. Visit www.duxburyfreelibrary. org for a complete list of reading program activities.
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Meet Your Representative… Rep. Tom Calter will be available on Friday, June 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Senior Center for drop-in meetings, or call Julie at x104 for an individual appointment. S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders)… Your questions about Medicare (incl. Part D) and Medicaid insurances will be answered by meeting with our S.H.I.N.E. Counselors. A counselor will be available at the Senior Center on June 19 and 26. Call Julie at x104 to schedule an appointment.
In need of a Notary Public? … Lt. Susan James of the Duxbury Police Department is available as a Notary Public the third Friday of each month. Her next date at the Senior Center is June 19. To schedule an appointment with Lt. James, please call Julie at x104 at the Senior Center.
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Sadie Bus Trip… Friday, June 19 to the historic Paragon Carousel that has graced Hull’s former Paragon Park landscape for over 80 years! Perhaps a whirl on one of the carefully restored horses or carriages, or just a chance to observe and enjoy. Stop across the street for lunch at the popular Jake’s Seafood Restaurant on the water. Call Joan at x113 for your reservations.
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Independent Film… 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 23. Feature will be “Henry Poole is Here.” Rather than living his last days to the fullest after learning he only has six weeks left on earth, Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) cuts himself off from his fiancée and his family – and binges on Twinkies, pizza and liquor. But a fortuitous miracle and a clash with his eccentric, meddling neighbors derail Henry’s plans in director Mark Pellington’s witty black comedy. Cheryl Hines and George Lopez also star. For any of the following, please call 781-934-5774.
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There are still some spaces available in Stories and More, a special program for children entering grade 1 and 2, held on Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 to 11:15. A child may be registered for one or more of the dates. Activities will include stories, poetry, music and fun activities for beginning and novice readers. Advance registration is required and must be done in person in the children’s department. For more information, check the library calendar at www.duxburyfreelibrary.org or call 781934-2721 x115.
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Harry Worley and Weston Moran work on their cards to send to soldiers overseas.
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Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, pasta salad, peas, juice, milk. Tuesday: Half day. No lunch. Have a great summer!
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Monday: Bag lunch. Chicken patty on a roll, pretzels, apple, graham cookies, juice, milk. Tuesday: Half day. No lunch. Have a great summer! Attention parents: Please check accounts. Accounts must be paid in full prior to schools end.
ecently, about 50 first graders arrived before school to package the many supplies collected for our troops overseas. While parent volunteers did the actual packing, students were busy making cards for soldiers and creating and signing a patriotic mural. Thanks to Mrs. Sechoka for her help organizing the event and leading the group in songs and Marianne Poreda and her team of volunteers who organized the children and got the packages ready to ship!
Chandler Integrated Preschool summer camp now enrolling
The Chandler IPS is now offering a summer camp program. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 29July 30 at Chandler School. The cost is $80 per week and
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Dare to Dream . . . An inspirational evening for sixth grade girls
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Elenor Roosevelt Dear Sixth grade girls, You and your parent or special adult are invited to attend Dare to Dream on Wednesday, June 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the DMS Library. Please join us for this inspirational evening with our outstanding guest panel of Duxbury High School senior girls who have recently graduated. They will be sharing their thoughts on how they have achieved some of their dreams, what has helped them along the way, and where they will be attending college next fall. For more information, please call Cheryl Botieri at 781-934-2914. This event is sponsored by the DMS PTA.
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STARLAB kicks off summer reading on June 25
Starship Adventure, this year’s summer reading program for preschoolers through grades 6 and 7 at the Duxbury Free Library, will be launched with a visit from the Museum of Science staff and their STARLAB portable planetarium on Thursday, June 25 in the Alden gym. Children entering grade 1 and older, with an adult, may be registered for the program, Night Sky, a tour of the solar system that includes useful tips on how to navigate the night sky from your own backyard. Advance registration for the limited space is required and begins on June 11. The 30-minute program will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and repeated at 10:15, 11:00, 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. This program cannot accommodate any children younger than grade 1. Register in person at the children’s reference desk or by phone at 781-934-2721 x115.
Pictured with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Casale are this year’s winners: Kathryn Daley and Will Macaluso. Also pictured are: Alden School principal Christopher Trombly and School Superintendent Sue Skeiber. The Melissa Beth Casale Award Ceremony was held in the Performing Arts Center on June 12. These awards are presented annually to one fifth grade girl and one fifth grade boy. Melissa was a pupil at Alden School from 1984-1986, and was enrolled in second grade prior to her untimely death. To honor her memory, her family established these awards which recognize special effort or achievement in the areas of citizenship, cooperation, attitude, achievement, and peer respect.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
12:47 a.m. Marshfield police report erratic operator heading into Duxbury. Officer reports all okay.
Thursday June 4
1:10 a.m. Alden Street caller reports same kids running down street towards route 3A. Area search negative.
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7:51 p.m. Caller on Autumn Avenue states daughter’s boyfriend beating up her husband, and daughter is also striking father. Boyfriend has been directed to leave property and told not to return or trespass.
8:15 a.m. Investigation of suspicious acts directed to gas station owners on Tremont Street. 2:31 p.m. Report of male party sitting on the side of the road in high grass. All okay. 7:46 p.m. Caller on Mayflower Road reports verbal argument. Officer spoke to both parties. 8:06 p.m. Caller reports loud noise coming from DPW. Officer spoke to parties. 12:35 p.m. Missing property reported on Tremont Street.
6:39 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Franklin Street. Written warning issued.
10:02 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Elm Street. Written warning issued. 12:23 p.m. Caller reports two motor vehicles parked in front of no parking signs on Pine Hill Avenue.
12:05 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Forest Street.
served to party in hand on Chestnut Street.
10:25 p.m. Marshfield police request K-9 assistance. 12:32 p.m. Onstar 911 call. Minor motor vehicle accident on Tremont Street. 2:37 p.m. Caller on Alexander Way reports he was assaulted by his brother.
1:16 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Franklin Street. Written warning issued. 1:24 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Franklin Street. Written warning issued.
Wednesday June 10
9:48 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Tobey Garden Street. Written warning issued.
10:44 p.m. Caller on Chandler Street reports neighbor lighting off fireworks. Officer spoke to homeowner and advised to stop.
9:54 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Congress Street. Written warning issued. 11:12 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Congress Street.
2:27 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. Written warning issued.
5:16 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout reported on Tremont Street. Entry gained.
6:35 p.m. Caller on Washington Street reports cut off finger. Ambulance transported to Jordan Hospital. 8:34 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Lincoln street. 8:47 p.m. Caller on Otter Rock Road reports cars illegally parked at bog. Area search negative.
11:59 p.m. Caller reports dog left in motor vehicle at Tarkiln apartments. Unable to reach owner. 12:39 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Summer Street. Summons issued.
9:03 p.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle in lot on Kingstown Way. Area search negative. 10:02 p.m. Caller reports loud party near Howland’s Landing. Officer reports noise is not a party, youths taking boat out of water.
Sunday June 7
12:01 a.m. 911 caller reports suspicious motor vehicle parked in cul de sac on Stockade Path. Unable to locate owner. 12:32 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked at new medical building on tremont Street. Officers spoke to parties.
Tuesday June 9
6:05 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle on Temple Street. E-mail sent and detectives notified.
10:04 p.m. Caller reports erratic motor vehicle on Church Street. Officer stopped vehicle on Route 3 north on ramp. 10:22 p.m. Officer reports car illegally parked in road on Chandler Street. Advised owner to move. 10:29 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle speeding up and down Keene Street driving erratic. Area search negative.
2:57 a.m. Officer shuttled party from King Caesar Road to Pembroke. 4:13 a.m. Officer assisted Marshfield Police Department. 6:51 a.m. Caller on Gurnet Road reports several cars illegally parked. 2:44 p.m. Caller on Keene street reports larceny.
2:02 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Bay Road. Written warning issued.
1:17 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Kingstown Way. Summons issued.
6:15 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Church Street. Written warning issued. 9:54r t a.m. Citizen complains s 78 934.66 2 of 1 .erratic 8operator on Tremont Street. Area search negative.
11:01 a.m. Loose dogs reported on West Street. Animal control and police officer removed same to yard.
10:35 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked at Keene Street ball field. Party spoken to.
8:53 a.m. Disabled motor vehicle on West Street. 3:24 p.m. Caller on Shipyard Lane reports speeding vehicle on street.
11:44 a.m. Report of missing ‘for sale’ sign on Keene Street. 12:03 p.m. No trespass warning
AH.Event.ads 6/15/09 a.m. Officer assisted with keys locked in car on Bay Avenue with six month old infant inside.
10:39 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Keene and Temple Streets. Written warning issued. 10:47 p.m. Caller reports loud noise on Washington Street. Officer reports house party. Advised to quiet down.
11:35 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Tobey Garden Street. Written warning issued.
8:39 a.m. Party in station to speak with sergeant regarding animal control incident.
1:15 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Kingstown Way. Written warning issued.
Friday June 5
8:18 p.m. Harbor master reports suspicious motor vehicle at the east lot. Party spoken to.
7:53 p.m. Caller on Flintlocke Drive reports hearing home siren. Officer out to check, reports home secure. Left message with owner to reset alarm.
5:27 p.m. Caller reports parents on field, child ejected from game. Request police. All parties spoken to and told to leave. Police car standing by until all parties have left the area.
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9:04 a.m. Officer assisted caller locked out of motor vehicle on Washington Street.
9:24 p.m. Officer out to east lot at Duxbury Beach. One party brought in to station. 9:43 a.m. Office on Tremont Street broken into over the weekend. 3:39 p.m. Male party fell down stairs on West Street. Ambulance transported to Jordan Hospital.
10:19 a.m. Caller reports motor vehicle all over the road on Summer Street. Officer stopped operator. Out testing front end for repair. All secure. 11:26 a.m. Motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Kingstown Way. One injured party taken to Jordan Hospital. 9:19 p.m. Clerk at store on Chestnut Street spoke with officer in regards to possible larceny of checks.
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12:44 a.m. Alden Street caller reports kids looking in his car window. Area search negative.
Saturday June 6
6:28 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle in lot on Congress Street. Stated looking at real estate sign. Asked to move along. 6:43 p.m. Caller on Alden Street reports sick raccoon in yard. Animal control to handle.
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By mike Halloran sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com You would think after winning five consecutive State titles and six of the last seven, the excitement for Coach Chris Sweet winning his seventh Division I State lacrosse title would be somewhat tempered. Don’t be fooled.
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“We always believe we can do it, but it’s hard to believe it’s six in a row,” said the Duxbury coach after his team beat St. John’s Prep, 13-12, on Wednesday night at Harvard Stadium. “It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. But it never gets old. It’s a new group every year, but no Duxbury group has ever worked as hard as this one. They earned it and I’m extremely proud of them.” Entering the tournament in the unfamiliar role of #2 seed, the Dragons met the iron of the Catholic Conference in their final three games and put them all away, establishing once and for all that the Duxbury lacrosse program is one of the most dominant in the history of Massachusetts’ high school sports. The Dragons had plenty of incentive to knock off the Prep, who earlier in the season broke Duxbury’s 99-game winning streak against Mass. high schools, and celebrated on Taylor Field as if they had won the State title. “We were fired up,”
DoNT’ looK bacK: a st. John’s Prep attacker zeros in on goaltender Mickey Zaverucha while three Duxbury defenders give chase. Photo by Mike Halloran
said Syracuse-bound senior Hakeem Lecky. “When we lost to those guys earlier in the season it just made us more ready for this game. We came together more and started focusing more on this game. We came together as a team and started working harder in practice by doing all the little things right. We wanted to see these guys in the championship and we did.” While the first meeting between the two teams saw the Prep jump out to an implausible 5-0 lead, it was highly improbable that the Dragons would find themselves in that position once again. It took just 43 seconds
for the Dragons to get on the scoreboard, as Lecky worked his standard one-on-one move from the top of the box and rifled a bouncer past goaltender Nick Valenti for a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Kane Haffey would make it 2-0 less than a minute later, and the Eagles still hadn’t touched the ball. Duxbury was in complete control of the pace of the game and had the Prep on the ropes early, as senior captain Quinn Cully made it 3-0 with 4:45 remaining in the quarter when he came from the top of the box and drifted to his left before beating Valenti high to the top right corner. St. John’s finally broke
the ice at the 3:39 mark after Duxbury netminder Mickey Zaverucha made a great save, only to see the rebound end up on the stick of Ryan Harding, who found an open net that cut the deficit to 3-1. Cully would score his second of the quarter, while St. John’s Jimmy O’Connell matched it, leaving Duxbury ahead 4-2 after 12 minutes. Duxbury erupted at the start of the second quarter, getting goals from Cully, Lecky, and Haffey for a 7-2 lead before increasing their margin to 9-3 on goals by Cully again and senior Andy Puopolo.
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By Bruce Barrett, clipper columnist Bruce@duxBuryclipper.com
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planetarium! Thirty-minute sessions take place in the Alden School gym. Tickets are still available for the 11:45 and 12:30 viewing. Children entering grades three and under must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must also be registered for the program. Registration is ongoing at the Duxbury Free Library children’s desk. No online sign up. Ticket required for entry. Manomet History Book Group. The Manomet History Book Group is looking for new members to meet to discuss history and history nonfiction. Throughout the summer the history book group will be reading and discussing books on the Age of Sail and Exploration. The Manomet Book Group meets at the Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Avenue, Plymouth. On June 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. the discussion will be on Laurence Bergreen’s “Over the Edge of the World.” This program is free and no registration is required.
First Baptist fbcd.org 781- 934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Sun. worship, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class, children through adult, immediately following morning worship; 5:30 p.m., junior and senior high youth groups; 6 p.m., devotion and prayer time; Wed., 9:30 a.m., ladies’ Bible study, 6:45 p.m., Awana for children age 4 - 6th grade, 6:30 p.m.
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First Parish Church
duxburyuu.org Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 Sunday worship, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Church school classes meet downstairs in the Parish House (rear entrance) at the same time. Senior Choir, 9:15 a.m., Junior Choir, 9:30 a.m. Buddhist group, first and third Sunday at 7 p.m. Book Group, Thursdays at 9 a.m., sewing group at 10 a.m.
Holy Family Church
holyfamilyduxbury.org Rev. Bryan Parrish 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. family Mass, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Babysitting available at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Daily Mass: Monday-Saturday, 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Daytime Bible study Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fridays, 6:45 a.m.
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Friday June 26
Gather ‘Round Storytime. Volunteer Reader Stories held year round in the Picutre Book Room of the Duxbury Free Library on Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Thursday June 18
Manomet Writers’ Group. The Manomet Writers’ group will meet for its summer session at 7 p.m. to discuss pieces on a “New Beginning…” This program is free and no registration is required. Please contact Jessica Connelly at 508-830-4185 at the Manomet Branch Library for further information.
St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene
Rev. David Troxler 781-585-3419 Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Sunday school meets Sunday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. The Kingdom Experiment, Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays the Sacred Youth Ministry will meet at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study is held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. June 20, father, daughter, and son cookout at Payne’s, 191 Myrtle St. at 1 p.m. June 23, softball game at Humphrey Field in Weymouth.
10 Mayflower Street. A donation of $75 will benefit the educational endeavors of the Alden House Historic Site. Reservations may be made by contacting the Alden House, at The Studio, the Duxbury Senior Center, or the Kingsbury Club.
saTurday June 27
Duxbury Bay Junior Regatta. This year DBMS will hold a junior regatta for Laser and 420 sailors the weekend of June 27 and 28 on Duxbury Bay. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Duxbury Bay Maritime School at 781-934-7555. Sailors interested in participating in the event are encouraged to register early at dmbs.org. Weekend Plein Air Event – Artists invited. The Scituate Arts Association invites all artists to experience Plein Air Painting during SAA’s Arts Alive! Weekend Plein Air Event, Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a rain date of June 28 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Artists are asked to paint around Scituate Harbor and the surrounding environs. Advance registration required. Applications and additional information are available online at scituateart.com, by e-mail to email@example.com and phone 781-545-7613, or stop by Front Street Gallery, 124 Front St., Unit #8, Scituate. Arts Festival. The Kingston Arts Festival will hold its third annual celebration of the arts and local heritage from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Main Street to Summer Street, the Old Town Center along Green Street will be closed to traffic to create a pedestrian boulevard linking several exhibits of extraordinary art and entertainment on multiple stages.
Monday June 22
DBMS Swim Test. Take your swim test for Duxbury Bay Maritime School programs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Percy Walker Pool. Call DBMS to pre-register 781-934-7555. The cost is $5. Student must swim in long pants and t-shirt.
firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Associate Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, Bookworms at 1:30 p.m., PCCP Board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, eVestors at 1:15 p.m. Church office hours, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m.
Friday June 19
JHC Lawn Party. The Jordan Hospital Club’s Annual Lawn Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of the Thompsons, 151 King Caesar Rd. A delicious variety of hors d’oeurves will be served. Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be used to support the Hospital’s Cancer Center. Senator office hours. Senator Robert L. Hedlund will hold office hours at the Duxbury Senior Center, located at 10 Mayflower St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Any resident with a question or a concern about state government is encouraged to stop by.
Tuesday June 23
George Daughan lecture. The historic 1699 Winslow House, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, will host its initial “Coffee Hour” lecture for the 2009 season at 10:30 a.m. Historian George Daughan will discuss and sign copies of his book “If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy, from the Revolution to the War of 1812.” Tickets to this lecture are $7 for non-members and $5 for members. Reservations can be made by logging onto the Web site at winslowhouse.org or by calling the Winslow House at 781-837-5753. Summer Rowing. Duxbury Bay Maritime School is offering a variety of Junior sessions starting June 23 that include one week Learn to Row classes, three week Novice and Experienced classes and Competitive Camps for high school and college students. Please visit our Web site at dbms.org or call the office for further details at 781-934-7555.
United Methodist Church
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship, adult choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee hour following. Third Friday of each month we serve dinner at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month is ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
First Church of Christ Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday, 10:30 a.m., service and Sunday school for youth to age 20, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., service.
saTurday June 20
Back to the Beach. The Duxbury Beach Preservation Society presents “Back to the Beach” from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Duxbury Beach Park Pavilion. Dinner and dancing with music by Despite Dwight. Island Creek Oyster raw bar, and cook-out by Duxbury Beach Park. Cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online with PayPal from our Web site, DuxburyBeach.com/Party. Tickets are also available at The Studio, and FarFars. All proceeds go toward the Beach Storm Damage Fund. ACCESSAIL Open House. Join DBMS for our ACCESSAIL Open House from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DBMS Campus. See the new building, meet staff, volunteers, and other students. Past and prospective students will sail and have a barbecue. Bring the family and have some fun! Note: Rain date is Sunday, June 21 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.
sunday June 28
Tea ceremony. The first in a series of four public Japanese tea ceremonies will be offered by the Art Complex Museum on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Aiko Somi Rogers, who was trained by the Urasenke School of Tea in Japan, will conduct the ceremony. Additional tea ceremony presentations are scheduled for July 26, August 30, and September 27 at 2 p.m. Duxbury Bay Junior Regatta. This year DBMS will hold a junior regatta for Laser and 420 sailors the weekend of June 27 and 28 on Duxbury Bay. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Duxbury Bay Maritime School at 781-934-7555. Sailors interested inparticipating in the event are encouraged to register early at dmbs.org.
Wednesday June 24
Summer Learn to Skate. Pilgrim Skating Club at Hobomock Arena in Pembroke offers Learn to Skate lessons for ages 5 and up on Wednesdays, June 24 through August 26 from 10:50-11:50 a.m. The cost is $135 plus annual registration fee of $12. Call 781-294-7575 to register or for more information.
Church of St. John the Evangelist
stjohnsduxbury.org Rev. Roy Tripp 781-934-6523 Sunday services at 9 a.m. through Labor Day. Wednesday, men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., Friday, AA meeting, 7 p.m. God on Tap resumes in September.
Living Waters Community of Hope
LivingWatersCH.org Rev. Kendra Vaughan Hovey 508-922-1666 ReverendKendra@yahoo.com PO Box 1761 Duxbury, 02331 Worship services will be held at the Ford Center of the Miramar Retreat Center on Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
sunday June 21
2009 Speak for Thyself Award Banquet. The Alden House Historic Site hosts the 2009 Speak for Thyself Awards Banquet including raw bar, dinner, and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Duxbury Senior Center,
Thursday June 25
Children’s ‘Night Sky’ Science Museum Program. Children entering grade 1 and up ( no younger, per the Museum of Science staff) learn about the night sky from the Museum of Science staff in their traveling
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Question of the Week
Will you use the Farmers Market at Tarkiln when it opens in July?
“I’m sure we will because my wife and I were part of a food co-op that organized out of Tarkiln years ago...and it was wonderful!” Jeff Gray st. George street
“Yes, infrequently. My needs are minimal but I am curious to see it”’ bill evans Marshall street
“Absolutely! I love locally grown produce.!” beverly DiGregorio saquish
“Definitely. I belonged to a farm co-op but didn’t join this year... I’m looking forward to something closer to home.” Joan barrington and Zoe Western Way
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Duxbury Free Library. The following programs will be held during the week of June 29: Pajamarama, Monday, June 29, 7 p.m., preschool to grade two with an adult, enjoy 30 minutes of stories; Books and Brunch, Tues. June 30, 11:30 a.m., grades four through six, bring a bag lunch and hear about some great summer reads, Starship T’s, Thursday, July 2, 10:30 a.m. for grade three and up, use glitter paints provided by the library to decorate the dark colored t-shirt you provide. Children’s Family Program. Animal World Experience sponsored by the Duxbury Free Library and Foodies, to be held at 11:15 a.m. at Foodie’s Market on July 1. Stories to make your mouth water and your belly laugh! Recommended for ages four and up with an adult. Improv Asylum. Improv Asylum offers two comedy performances on Thursday, July 2 at the Performing Arts Center. A family show at 7 p.m. features Fourth of July-themed antics and tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students/children. A contemporary adult show will begin at 9 p.m. and highlights more sophisticated humor. Admission is $20 for the 9 p.m. show. For tickets, call the box office at 781934-7612.
Stories and More are Coming. There are still some spaces available in Stories and More, a special program for children entering grade 1 and 2, which will be held on Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. A child may be registered for one or more of the dates. Advance registration is required and must be done in person in the children’s department. Enjoy a taste of old New England. Come to the 76th annual Pilgrim Breakfast at the Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street, Plymouth from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 5. The event includes tours of the historic house, crafts demonstrations and other colonial activities for children. The cost of this traditional New England breakfast is $10 per person with a family ticket available for $35 for a family of four. Contact the Plymouth Antiquarian Society at 508-746-0012 or e-mail pasm@ verizon.net for more information. Summer art classes for teens. The Art Complex Museum offers students, aged 14 through 18, an opportunity to learn the basics of oil painting with artist and teacher, Laura Tryon Jennings. From July 13 through 17, the focus will be on drawing hints. From July 20 through 24, students will receive tips on how to paint from photographs using different techniques. Both sessions
are from 1 to 4 p.m. The $165 weekly fee includes materials costs. Registrations required at 781-9346634. “Light up the Night.” Duxbury PRIDE is hosting Tailgate for the Turf Part II - “LIght Up the Night,” on August 15 from 7 to 11 p.m at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Muncey, 486 Washington Street. This will be an evening of casual food, fun, and entertainment, and will include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds going towards rehabilitating the lights for the Duxbury High School field. Any questions please call Joanne Savard at 781-934-5982 or Ann Mullins at 781-934-9859.
A Summer Arts Program for Children. South Shore Conservatory offers summer programs for children ages three to six in the month of June, Tuesdays through Fridays starting June 2 in Duxbury and starting June 16 in Hingham, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $160 per week. For each weeks themes, registration, and any information, please visit sscmusic. org, call 781-934-2731 x10, or e-mail email@example.com. Summer Storytime Registration. The Duxbury Free Library children’s department has begun registration for stay alone summer storytime programs which will be held during the month of July. Registration must be done in person. Stories and More for children entering grade 1 and 2 will be held on Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Story/ craft for children ages 4 and 5, held on Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Children may be registered for more than one date. June yoga classes. Openings remain for yoga classes taught by certified instructor Kathleen Young at the Art Complex Museum scheduled for four weeks from 8 - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays or from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The cost for each of the four week sessions is $36. Registration is required at 781-9346634. Duxbury Farmer’s Market. Fresh seasonal produce and products, seedlings and herbs, eggs and flowers, etc. will be available to area residents on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. from July 1 through October 14, rain or shine. The market will be located on route 53 on the grounds of the Tarkiln Community Center. Ballroom Dance Lessons. Casey from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Plymouth Teaches ballroom dance at the Duxbury Senior Center on Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a discounted $12. Call Linda at 781934-5774, x103 at the Senior Center with questions or to register. Sustainable Duxbury. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Judi Vose at 781934-3283 or Jim Savicki at 781-5858041. The Council on Aging fitness classes. Zumba latin dance aerobics at 12:15 on Wednesdays and 12:45 p.m. on Fridays ($5/free for Seniors); Strength training on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi on Tuesday at 9 a.m.; Stay fit multi-level
class on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; Yoga on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. Call 781-934-5774, x103 for questions. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-934-2721. Senior Citizens Club. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781-585-9242. Cooking with Emil Lundin. Meets from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. Cost $15 per person. Menus vary. Proper plating, kitchen equipment, entertaining ideas. For registration, call Linda at 781-9345774 x112. A Course in Miracles. Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Village at Duxbury at 290 Kingstown Way. A weekly study group discussing the book that has attracted national attention. For more information, call 781-585-6007. Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist Buddhist Meditation Group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month at First Parish Church, Tremont Street. For more information, call 781-934-6532. Foreign Film Day. On the second Tuesday of each month, 3:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. No reservations required. Admission is free. Stories and Art for Preschoolers and Toddlers. Meets from 10-11:30 a.m on the first Thursday of each month at the ACM . Cost is $5 per session. Pre-registration is required by calling 781-934-6634 x15. Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-7222305. Hospice Bereavement Group. Meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every other Thursday at Jordan Hospital. For more information on specific bereavement groups and times or to register call Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215. Depression Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, at the Pembroke Hospital, Pembroke. For more information, call 781-829-7211.
Basket of Books at the Beach. The Friends of the Duxbury Free Library will once again offer the Books at the Beach Basket during the summer. The basket is located at the harbormaster’s hut on the east side of the Powder Point Bridge. A large selection of novels is available daily. Operation Carepack. Donate old or new backpacks for the homeless in Masachusetts. Boxes will be placed at all schools in Duxbury for the remainder of the school year. Any questions or suggestions, please call Chris at 508-208-0937.
Speak for Thyself awards banquet June 20
he 2009 Speak for Thyself Awards banquet, including raw bar and dinner with musical entertainment by Plimoth Plantation’s “Penny Merriment,” will be held on Saturday, June 20, from 5-8 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Jim Fagan will be master of ceremonies. A donation of $75 to benefit the educational endeavors of the Alden House Historic Site is requested. Reservations may be made by contacting the Alden House, The Studio, the Duxbury Senior Center, or the Kingsbury Club. The Speak for Thyself Awards this year’s honorees will be:
• Tania Cooper Patriota, UN Population Fund Representative in Haiti and wife of Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. • Therese Murray, President of the Massachusetts The 2008 speak for Thyself honorees: Senate. Holly Morris of the comminity Preservation • Dorothy committee, Duxbury business association “Dolly” Snow President anne antonellis and selectman B i c k n e l l , elizabeth sullivan. President of • Joanne Moore, Director Project Gurnet of Council on Aging, Dux& Bug Lights and Duxbury bury Senior Center. community leader, and
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Duxbury does drama
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Dragons do it again!
the year’s various productions. These range from massive musical productions like this year’s “Wizard of Oz” to tightly constructed one-act plays produced to compete in the annual series of local, regional and state gatherings known simply as “States.” This year’s offering, “The Sacrificial King,” went all the way to the State level in Boston, but not to the New England level. Before you can say, “Hey, kids! Let’s put on a show!” the next one comes along, this year’s “Hotel Paradiso.” Each episode adds new skills, and frequently new players to the drama crowd’s growing numbers. Cliques? Ensembles? Cast chemistry or comfortable grooves? It can be hard to say – probably both. By the end of the season, the Spring Festival of Plays offers a last splash of fun and magic. I made it to the Saturday show just in time to get a front row seat, right in the middle of the action. Each of the three one-act plays swirls in my memory. Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” pitted Jack Worthing (Devin Michelson” against best-friend Algernon (Ian Spencer) in the most comical “spit take” exchange I’ve seen in years. I know I lost track of some lines during their mutual barrage of muffin crumbs, but who cares? The audience was in stitches. Kathleen Doherty played the role of Cecily to a T, the sheltered confection and ward of Jack Worthing. Missy Hibbard’s Gwendolyn, the other romantic interest, made of the two a splendid pair, young Victorian women sparkling with sugar, but bursting with common sense. Mariah MacFarlane played Jane in “The Chronicles of Jane, Book 7,” a comic introspection of a brilliant teen’s mental life as she struggles against procrastination – and an evil little brother – to produce a make it or break it term paper at the last possible moment. Roman Perry was a scream as Norman, Jane’s reluctant alter-ego, and Jenna Pasquale stood out – strutted out, I should say – as Cecilia, the personification of procrastination. “Love, Death, and the Prom” wove three vignettes by Jon Jory into a pleasing set of contrasts. Each bit was engaging, but “The Prom,” the final piece, stood out for is blend of comedy and pathos. Narrator Jennifer (Cassie Shayne) brought poignant reminiscence to life as she framed memories of comical couples lurching through their Prom experience, four years of anticipation finished in a night, a memory for a lifetime. Katie Emmett’s slow burn from dreamy steady date into Prom-zilla, the spurned hurricane, was a scream. But Cassie’s closing moment, joined by her anonymous date (Tuxedo, played by student director Brian Greenwood) ended the evening and the DHS Drama year with a perfect note: a lifetime of memories, a lifetime of hope.
THe DefeNse Never resTs: senior defenseman J.b. Marston keeps close tabs on st. John’s ryan Photos by Mike Halloran Harding during Duxbury’s 13-12 win.
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Dux Youth Hockey registration to be held on June 27
Duxbury Youth Hockey will be holding registration and an informational session for its Learn To Skate (Mites/Ages 4-9) and Learn To Play Hockey/Cross Ice Program on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Duxbury Library. For more information go to www.duxburyyouthhockey. org.
What looked like the beginning of a Duxbury blowout began to settle down, as goals by Garrett Campbell and Brian Keenan served notice that the Eagles weren’t going away. Cully would score his fifth of the half to make it 10-5 before both sides got sloppy in the final minute and couldn’t add to their totals. “Cully is a man among boys,” said Sweet. “He has done that so many times during his career and he carried us all season.” The explosive Eagle offense that Duxbury had seen in their earlier encounter started to take shape, as it out-scored the Dragons 4-2 in the third quarter, making the Duxbury fandom a little nervous. Only 12 minutes remained for the Dragons to earn another title, or a chance for the Prep to show their earlier win over Duxbury was no fluke. With Griffin Cardew scoring 24 seconds into the quarter, the game had all the potential for another one-goal decision.
The pace of the game slowed considerably, as both squads felt each other out, jabbing and prodding for weak spots in each other’s defense that rarely came. Campbell would beat Zaverucha with 6:18 to go, cutting the Duxbury lead to 12-11 when he came out from behind the net and pivoted in close to score. Momentum was now clearly on the Eagles’ side, as they had methodically eaten away at Duxbury’s six-goal lead. However, the Dragons battled back and went ahead 1311 after Zaverucha robbed Colin Blackwell of the tying goal and triggered a transition run by Jake Harvey, who spotted a streaking Hetherington, who beat Valenti before running up field to celebrate what turned out to be the winning goal. Duxbury squandered a golden opportunity to take time off the clock when they lost possession on an inbounds play with 3:55 to go. But Lecky made up for his team’s misfortune, as he intercepted a long clearing pass by Valenti,
allowing Sweet to call a timeout. A scrum in front of Zaverucha produced a Prep goal with 1:39 to go, and the Eagles won the ensuing face-off and called a timeout to go over strategy. With 1:12 left on the clock, Campbell was called for a crease violation, sending Duxbury back up field, where they called a timeout with 38 seconds to go. Duxbury was unable to hang onto the ball, giving Prep one last chance from midfield with three seconds to go. The shot fell at the feet of Zaverucha, who got help from his defense by checking the potential tying shot and assuring the Dragons of the win. “We put it on our defense to win it tonight, and they came through,” said a relieved Sweet. The Notre-Dame-bound Cully ended his Duxbury lacrosse career in spectacular fashion with six goals, while Lecky (3), Haffey (2), Puopolo, and Hetherington also got on the scoreboard.
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iT’s a TeaM efforT: Duxbury coach chris sweet is joined by his team in celebrating their sixth consecutive Division i state title, and seventh in the last eight years.
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By mike Halloran sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com Legion baseball is back in town after a one-year hiatus, and appears to have a solid team for the 2009 season with Pembroke’s Ryan Kane managing and General Manager Peter Bizinkauskas running the organization. Post #223 is carrying an 18-man squad with the majority of the players coming from Duxbury High School, and complimented by AllStars Danny Findley (Roxbury Latin) and Billy Hocking (BC High). Connor McCarthy (Pendleton, FL), Richard Upson (Marshfield), and Mike Russell (Marshfield) are the other non-DHS players on the roster. While play was to begin last Monday night for Post #223, the MIAA baseball tournament forced the postponement of the team’s first three games due to the fact that several players from each opponent were still participating in the high school play offs. The rest and last week’s weather didn’t seem to help Duxbury, as they lost their opener on Friday night to Wareham Post 220, 10-0, in a fiveinning slaughter rule decision. DHS senior-to-be Jeff Blout got the call in the opener and didn’t seem to be on his game, as he surrendered a
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beaTiNG THe THroW: Duxbury catcher Danny findley waits for a late throw during Post #223’s opening night loss to Wareham.
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first-inning home run to Ryan Delgado that proved to be the eventual game winner. Wildness put Blout in a hole in the third inning, as two walks and a double loaded the bases with no outs. A tworun single and a sacrifice fly drove home three more runs to support the pitching of Ben Church, who cruised through the Duxbury lineup by allowing just two hits in five inning. Duxbury High School’s Tom Kazanowski relieved Blout in the top of the fourth inning and was rudely greeted by the visitors, who put together a six-run inning with a walk, five hits, and a passed ball to make it 10-0. Joe Coyne took over for
Kazanowski in the top of the fifth and recorded a strikeout while holding Wareham in check, while Church went out in style, getting the final two batters to look at third strikes. “It was good to face a different team with a different uniform,” said Kane. “We’ve been playing intra-squad games the past week and we were supposed to play three games against very good opponents that got cancelled. It was rough, but it was a good experience for the kids. We’ll be fine. We’re deep, but we’re young. It just becomes a matter of getting the feet wet of our younger guys and our veterans showing some leadership.” The team traveled to Sand-
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wich on Sunday night and had a much better performance, but it still wasn’t good enough to bring home their first win, as they lost to Sandwich, 5-2. The return of BC High School star Billy Hocking, fresh off his State championship win on Saturday, aided Post #223, as the Catholic Conference All-Star doubled in the first inning and rode home on a two-run home run off the bat of catcher Danny Findley.
That would be all the offense Duxbury would get, as Sandwich pitcher Al Stanton fanned 11 with an assortment of pitches that kept the visitors off balance all night. Marshfield’s Rich Upson did his best to keep Duxbury in the game, as he allowed five runs over six innings and struck out three. Next up for Post #223 is a game with Rockland on Wednesday night at Chandler Field starting at 7 p.m.
Eighth grade athletic department orientation
On Wednesday June 17, the athletic department will be holding an orientation for all current eighth graders and their parents who may wish to participate in interscholastic athletics while attending Duxbury High School. The orientation will be held in the DHS student lounge at 7 p.m. A “nuts and bolts” overview of the paperwork, expectations, and other information that is pertinent for a student-athlete at Duxbury High School will be given on that date. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting to go over any unresolved questions concerning your child’s athletic endeavors at Duxbury High School. This introduction meeting is by no means mandatory, but will
aide in answering several of the questions that often come up when your child is a participant in interscholastic athletics. If you have any questions about the orientation feel free to call or e-mail the athletic department. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, office at 781-934-7668/
Summer rowing at Duxbury Bay Maritime School starts soon
Registration is open for Adult and Junior summer rowing classes at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. There are a variety of Junior sessions starting June 23 that include one week Learn to Row classes, three week Novice and Experienced classes and Competitive Camps for high school and college students. Please be aware that to try out for the High School Racings teams this coming school year, students must know how to row so it’s important they learn this summer! Adult classes start June 27 and continue through Aug. 22. We have morning, evening and weekend classes to accommodate your schedules but spots are going quickly so register soon. Please visit our Web site at www.dbms.org or call the office for further details 781934-7555 on any of these programs. Or come down and visit us at our brand new water front facility at 457 Washington Street, Duxbury, Mass and we’ll give you your own personal tour!
2010 leaDers: coach John bunar announced his new captains for next year’s tennis team. They are Peter Tenaglia, stephen Day and brayden Minahan.
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Dux lax celebrates another title
Mickey Zaverucha is all smiles after being named a Patriot league all-star barbara and steve ripley get together after he was given the 11th Player award. and doing a spectacular job in goal during Duxbury’s title defense.
DHs alumni (’05) and fairfield college grad chris ajemian spoke to the team about the perseverance and hard work it takes to become a solid college player.
Unsung Hero award winner Mike Griffin is joined by his parents, bart and susan.
bob and Joanne Puopolo with Most improved Player, andy Puopolo
University of richmond-bound Will shields is joined by Jack and Kathy shields after being named the Most valuable Defenseman.
charlie and sheila Gavoni are the proud parents of burke Walker scholarship winner Kyle Gavoni.
charlie and Kathy Harvey join Most valuable attack, Jake Harvey.
coaches chris sweet and Tony fisher join Notre Dame-bound senior captain, allamerican and team MvP Quinn cully.
coach’s award winner Matt Hetherington.
senior Jb Marston is congratulated by his grandfather, Neil McGroary, along with parents brooks and Terri Marston after being named rookie of The year.
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Graduating seniors from the 2009 state champs include: (back) Will shields, Matt Hetherington, Jackson siefert, Hakeem lecky, Quinn cully, Taylor currier, and Jake Harvey. (front) steve ripley, Mike Griffin, andy Puopolo, and Kyle Gavoni
charlie Harvey presents Kane Haffey with a birthday cupcake.
Hugh Taylor joins chris sweet and Tony fisher after awarding Hakeem lecky the Jonathan Taylor award.
Members of the lacrosse team enjoy themselves at the food line.
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“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”
Estate Sale Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, 9-4. 175 King Phillips Path, Duxbury. Antiques, oriental rugs, large oriental vase, hand carved rosewood marble top stands, barber chair, pine custom made bookcases, oak buffets, new sleep sofa with matching loveseat, Hires root beer syrup dispenser and pump, oak over stove pot rack, grape arbor. Too much to list. 781-831-1514. Wonderful Yard Sale Saturday June 20, 9-4. Raindate Sun. June 21. 665 Summer St. Duxbury. Queen mission-style bed frame, scads of men's designer clothing (medium build) in excellent condition, curtains, cookware, dresser, rugs, miscellaneous building material, marble tile, doors, windows, women’s clothes. Designer Children's Clothing Fri 6/19, 10-12 & Mon 6/22 9-12. Or, by appointment, anytime. 781-934-2060. 170 Parks St. (Take Parks St and make right on Bay Farm Rd. Take 1st left, 2nd house). Over 300 pieces of new and gently worn shoes and clothing including Oilily, Lily Pulitzer, Burberry, Abercrombie, Italian & French baby items and more. Ages newborn to 12. Also, new Italian designer shoes 75% off.
Moving Sale Colonial style ash kitchen table w/6 chairs (4 Windsor, 2 Captain); 2 refinished cottage style bureaus; gas-powered weed wacker; Large, new, gas self-propelled snow blower; aluminum extension ladder; electric shrub trimmer; garden equipment. Call 781-934-9508. For Sale Amana 18 cu. ft. refrigerator, $200; 3-drawer dresser with hutch, $60; Hammond organ, model 136, 25 years old, lovingly maintained, $400; gold sofa bed, rarely used, excellent condition, $100; maple Boston rocking chair, $60; several lamps, BO. 781-934-2031.
iscover a lost treasure. Find a new home or a used car. Land a new job or a large fish. Clean your gutters or stretch your mind. Tune your piano. Tame your computer. Find a painter, a petsitter or a property manager. Market your summer cottage or your cottage industry. Sell the couch, buy the treadmill. Learn Spanish, algebra or a new operating system. Hire a yard service. Host a yard sale. Take sailing lessons. Buy a sailboat. Peddle your putters. Plug your Persian. Pitch your piccolo. Clean out the house. Find a housecleaner. Buy the puppy, sell the rugs. Trim your hedges, your hems, or your sails. Buy some firewood. Have a firesale. Sell the antiques in your attic. Sell the whole darn house. If it rocks, rolls, motors, meows pedals, putters, swings, sings, barks, brakes, sails or shakes, you can find-it, buy-it, swap-it, sell-it, hire-it, hawk-it, or trade-it in the Clipper Classifieds. One Small Town. One Big World.
West Highland Terrier Pups Parents on premises. Cute and adorable. Ready to go in two weeks. Call 781-585-7817. Garden Art/Metal Sculptures Gallery Open House. Plymouth award winning metal Sculptor and Artist; Wayne L. Krause. www.visionhillgallery.com Please call Sarah at 508-888-1447 or email: email@example.com for directions. Sell It On EBay Do you have used equipment or tools to sell? Or, collectibles that you want to turn into cash? Let me sell them on EBay for you. Reasonable fees. Professional service. Please call Denise, 781-635-0090. Antique Hepplewhite Bureau Hepplewhite bowfront bureau with bone teardrop keyholes, 36 1/2”high, 43” wide, bow is 22 1/2” deepest, 18” at sides. Asking $1700. Circa 1800. Family heirloom. Call 508-747-0524. Labrador Retriever Puppies Black - AKC. 3 male, 1 female. Born St. Patrick's Day. All shots $700. Mother & Father Championship bloodline. Ready to go to a good home! Call 781-447-3441 or 781-854-8224. Second 2 None Furniture Consignment Shop wants your once loved, gently used furniture and home decor items. Something new everyday. Come check us out. From a single item to a whole house, we can help. Quality Furniture, great value, environmentally friendly. Located on Rte 53 in Pembroke. Visit the other consignment shops in the same building. For more info, call 781-826-0007.
Captain's Bed with bookcase head board. Full-size, Storage drawers, 2 years old. Perfect condition $400 or best offer. Call 339-236-0173. Free Piano Upright piano and bench in very good condition. You will need to arrange moving. Call 781-934-5827. Round Oak Pedestal Table with two extension leaves. $80. Four oak chairs, $20. Call 781-934-5827. Moving Sale Fabulous wrought iron furniture for porch and patio. Heavy iron chair and ottoman, 4-piece garden set, five iron coffee tables, garden chandeliers, iron bounce chair, tables, urns, fountains, statuary, wicker too. Many garden inspirations. 477 West St., Rt. 14, Duxbury, 781-934-7515. Call or stop by. Home or Office Furniture 60” solid wood executive desk with side drawers. Matching 65” credenza. All in excellent condition. $500. Must see to appreciate. Call 781-934-7330.
Yard Sale/Moving Sale Sat. June 20, 9-2 Antiques, furniture, household items, collectibles, linens, quilting supplies, tools, antique books, glassware, silver more - 36 Jayna Way, Marshfield (Leonard Rd off Careswell St) Rain Date Sunday, June 21.
Yard Sale Sat., June 20, 9-2. Children’s books, baby clothes, toys, baby bouncer, stroller. Living room table, rug, and much more. 883 Temple St., Duxbury. Garage/Yard Sale Sat, June 20 8am - 5pm, 7 Colonial Drive, (off Union Bridge Rd.) Duxbury. Everything from soup to nuts even a bathroom sink. Come and browse. Complimentary coffee. Yard Sale Saturday, June 20 7:30 am noon. 190 Washington St., Duxbury. Great deals, some antiques! We are moving, everything must go!
June 20, 10-6 Reed Hollow Barn’s Tent Sale in the Field, 20-50% off sale in the Barn, and Grand Opening of the Furniture Annex in the Wagon Shed. Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture ... lots of good stuff. 476 Center St., Rte. 36, Pembroke. reedhollowthriftyantiques.com Moving Sale Indoor/outdoor yard sale. Furniture, household goods, glassware, yard tools, exercise equipment. Too much to list. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 153 Dwelley Street, Pembroke.
Stair Chair Lifts Ideal for a split level home. Once has been used only three times; both are in excellent condition. Asking $1500 each. Call 617-827-5993 (cell).
Moving Sale Sat., June 20, 8-3. 55 Cross St., Duxbury. Furniture, linens, collections, art work. Gardening, bath, kitchen and dining items. Snow blower, air conditioner, and more.
Kitchen Table and Chairs Solid birch table top on decorative steel pewter base with four solid birch matching chairs. Your price, $280; Jordan’s Furniture price, $1150. Good shape. Call 617-875-1990.
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Music Outdoors Flute / open hole Gemeinhardt case $500. Cello case, hard $100. 16 ft Canoe Red fiberglass "Indian" cane seats $400. 781-934-6387.
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4 Acre Duxbury Retreat 3200 plus sq. ft. home set off road. Plenty of features including cathedral ceilings, oversized kitchen, walk out lower level with au pair or office potential. $649,900. James O’Sullivan, CBRB. firstname.lastname@example.org 781-856-5862. Trouble Selling Your Home? Currently renting a house in Duxbury for $2000 per month. Interested in finding a ‘lease to own.’ Price range $350,000 $450,000. Must have 3 BR., 1.5 baths. Single family or townhouse. Will be ready to buy in 12-24 months. Prefer Duxbury, but will consider Marshfield, Kingston and Plymouth. Call 847-361-8851, 781-452-7027. 4-Season Vacation Waterville Valley, NH. Deluxe new 3 BR, 3 full bath condo. Two master suites (one with Jacuzzi), loft also. Sleeps 7 max. Gas fireplace, walk to town square and athletic center, golf on site, boating, fishing, skiing. No smoking/animals please. 2 night minimum. Call Joe, 781-934-2002 for rates. Three July Vacation Rentals Crown Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH. July 4-11. $1000 or BO. 3 plus bedrooms. Sleeps 8.; Samoset Resort, Camden, Maine. July 17-24, $850 or BO. 1 BR, sleeps 4. Partial kitchen. On ocean w/golf course. samosetresort.com;Riverview Resort, Cape Cod, MA. July 11-18. $850 or BO. 1 BR, sleeps 5. On water. Willing to rent nightly or take best offer. Call 781-974-2939 or e-mail email@example.com Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809. Duxbury Suite Summer rental in country estate apartment. Private entrance, patio, grill, living room overlooking pool and gardens, kitchen, bedroom and bath. June and July available, August booked. By week or more. Call Sandy, 781-934-7515. Office Space Small one room office approximately 270 sq. ft. Halls Corner area. Utilities included. Please call 781-934-7255. Need To Downsize? Office space available. 350 sq. ft. Rte. 3A, Duxbury. Call 781-834-1618.
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Odd Jobs Duxbury college junior ready and able! Landscaping, dump runs, painting, unfinished projects, moving (heavy objects), etc. Call Rob, 781-264-8709. May Landscape If you think you are paying too much for your lawn care or other landscaping jobs, you probably are. Give us a call for a free estimate and we will provide professional, reliable, and the lowest prices in the area! Call Scott May, 617-966-5875 or visit our website MayLandscape.com. Rossi's Cleaning General office cleaning. Residential, commercial. Free estimates. References available. firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 781-269-0190 Power Washing Former DHS students will clean your house, driveways, sidewalks, poolsides, patios, patio furniture, fences, decks, boats, lawn equipment, parking lots, storefronts, roofs, and graffiti. Free estimate. Call 781-264-5898. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Free deodorizing. Pet odor removal. Leather cleaning. I guarantee you will like the way your carpets look. 508-580-4777. Quality Carpet. Leaf and Lawn Landscaping 20 years of quality service at affordable prices. Spring cleanups, mowing, mulching and more. Please call Bob, 508-846-2621. All calls returned. Cash For Your Notes Private individual is interested in buying all kinds of notes mortgage, auto, motorcycle, etc. Call 781-585-2132. SPD Funding, www.cash4cashflows. com/sdevaux. The Paint Saint Professional interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, power washing and window washing. Best prices and service always with a smile. Will paint your home like it was our own. Call Andrew for your free estimate. 781-264-3628. Custom Interior Woodworking Alterations and interior finish work, built-in cabinets and media systems, historic restoration period design, free design and drafting service. Please call Dave Drew, (h) 781-545-4246 or (c) 617-835-9044. Personal/Business Bookkeeping I can help you set up and organize your personal files. Also, Quickbooks set-ups and training for your business or home. Excellent references. Call Shannon, 781-789-5249. A Couple of Cleaners Residential, commercial and one-time cleaning. Experienced, thorough and dependable. Free estimates, excellent references. Call SueAnn or David, 781-582-2167. Reading Instruction Experienced and certified teacher available to teach all grades with reading skills. Phonological, fluency, and comprehension instruction is taught using a sequential and multi-sensory approach. Lindamood Bell, Wilson, Project Read methods yield great results. Motivating lessons. Call 781-424-4824.
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Summer Nanny Wanted Summer childcare needed in Duxbury for three children ages 11,13, and 15. Hours are 10-5 M-F starting 6/24. Laundry and driving required. Call cell 617-620-0359. Be A Process Server Earn up to $50/hour. Serve papers for lawyers, full or part-time from home, in your own business. Must be over 18 years old and have own transportation. No risk-the courts are busy. Call 617-365-2646 (24 hrs).
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For Sale - Gurnet Cottage Rustic, 1 BR, oceanview. Assessed $470,600; asking $370,000. Dottie, 774-454-0457.
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Duxbury Townhouse For Rent End unit with two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, FP, sliders to private patio, A/C, washer/dryer, and garage. Includes use of tennis courts, pool, exercise room, racquetball court, and walking trails. Available now. $1900/mo. plus utilities. 781-910-5434.
NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail email@example.com. Standish Shore Rental Waterfront home directly on bay with boat ramp and swimming area. Ample living space with skylights, decks, terrace and large yard. 4/5 bedrooms. 4 bathrooms. Rented furnished. Available for school year and summer weeks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Duxbury House For Rent 4 BR, 2.5 bath on cul-de-sac. Convenient to schools and commute. Inground pool, large yard. Call 781-585-7756. House For Rent Charming Colonial at 16 Washington St. 2 BR, 2 bath, walk to beach. Exquisite village location. Nice yard. W/D. $2200/month plus utilities. Credit check. No pets. Available August 1. Call 617-823-8436.
Rare 3 BR Condo Offering Spacious 1400 sq. ft, 2 full baths, 500 sq. ft. attic, private laundry, updated kitchen. Fire alarm/sprinkler. Millbrook neighborhood within walking distance to shops, schools, library, tennis and pool. Outside parking. Beautifully landscaped. Must see to appreciate. $369,000. Buyer brokers welcome. 617-710-1120. Summer Rental Duxbury Office For Rent Duxbury. Some weeks left. 2 BR on the ocean, private setting. Snug Harbor. Second floor with Glassed in porch, large deck, back deck. Two rooms. Available W/D, cable/internet, BBQ. now. $725/mo. Ocean view. Call Beautiful ocean views. 508-747-3814. $1195/week. Call 978-407-3300. FSBO Duxbury Simple and proven FSBO Washington Street Houseshare process. $399 includes: Looking for a professional photography, lockbox, lead roommate to share beautiful, management, showing service, unfurnished three bedroom home online feedback, conveying with two other professionals. attorney referral for $1500.00 per month plus 1/3 closing/escrow. If you are going utilities. First, last, security. Walk to sell it yourself, do it right! to beach/village! Starting August Local Broker ListWell, Pauline 1 with a one year lease. Flynn, 617-827-8650 and 617-823-8436. 888-665-5478. Property Summer Rental appears in Multiple Listing Duxbury cottage for rent. By the Service(MLS), Realtor.com, week/month. On pond in Zillow, Trulia, Distinctive Homes conservation land. Great fishing, Magazine, Boston.com. Best swimming, canoeing. Solar FSBO package available. powered with backup generator, Snug Harbor Rental fireplace. Elegant spaces. Loft bedroom, sleeping porch, miles 4 BR, 9 room semi-furnished of trails, permit for Duxbury home. W/D, gas elec. included. Beach. $650/week. Call Available Sept 1. No smoking, no pets. Call 973-493-7279. 617-492-3236. Waterfront Studio Apt. Halls Corner, Duxbury Standish Shore studio garage One BR Condo. Large eat-in apartment with lovely grounds, kitchen with all new appliances, wide floorboards, water view, extra storage area in basement. gardens, walk to beach in 30 Minutes to commuter train. seconds. Call 617-497-5840 or $1100/mo. Call 781-690-0188. email email@example.com
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Tennis Lessons Offering affordable private tennis lessons by USNTA certified tennis instructor to all ages and abilities. Call for schedule and availability. Larra Sumner, 781-934-2952 or 339-793-3519.
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Lawn Mowing Prompt professional service, attention to detail. We clean up leaves, trim trees, and bushes. Weekly cuttings are available on Friday, or every other week . Call Steven Shaevel, 508-889-1198.
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A Wish Upon A Maid Dirt, Dust, Mold, Yuk!!! Wish it away! Call or email A Wish Upon A Maid for a free estimate. Have your home really clean! Great rates Attentive to detail. Phone: 774-454-9097. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A local service. Windows start at $5 each. Also, repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install gutter screens. Also, repair window and door screens. (A great gift idea!) I answer my phone. Cell 508-523-9927. Decks Built For Less Porches built and repaired. Termite damage and dry rot repaired. Additions, dormers, second levels designed and built. Fire jobs, kitchens remodeled, roofing and wood siding. All jobs welcome. Lic/insured/registered #104457. Family business. Call Des, 781-654-1465. Summer Tutor Experienced Duxbury Grade 5 teacher available to tutor your child grades 3-8 in all subjects. Call Alton Phillips, 781-964-3794. Summer Tennis What could be better than playing tennis in summertime? College student and former DHS girls’ tennis captain with 5 years’ teaching experience will give fun, energized lessons to beginner and intermediate players of all ages. Call Emily, 339-788-1384.
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The Lady Gardener How do your shrubs look? Do they need trimming or shearing? Hand pruning is my specialty. Shrubs need fertilizing in the spring. Call for help with landscape pruning, shearing or perennial garden restoration or maintenance. $20/hour. 781-293-9240. Window And Gutter Cleaning Let local firefighters brighten your day! Residential and storefront. Pressure washing - house, patio, deck, etc. Spring clean up. Free gutter cleaning with every full house window job. Reasonable rates. References available. Fully insured. Keith McWalter. 781-340-5183 or cell-781-690-2000. Expert Stump Grinding 40 years experience. 12” below grade. Stump cutting specialist. Free estimates. Call Bob Reardon at 781-826-4774 or cell phone 617-694-7233. Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. Harvard Senior SAT Tutor Taking SATs this fall? I want to help you ace your test! Small group comprehensive test prep seminar in Duxbury July and August. Sign up now before space fills up. Contact Elise Sherman: email@example.com (339) 933-2914. House Cleaning Residential house cleaning service. Will also do laundry or whatever else is needed. Local references available. Hourly rate. Call Kay, 774-269-2654. Jojo Cleaning Looking for a good cleaning service? I can help you. I have experience, do an excellent job, and have plenty of references. Please call 781-831-7226 or 508-747-3596. Tired of mowing your lawn?? Weekly lawn maintenance, spring cleanups, mulching. Free estimates. Dependable service. Call Bill, 781-264-4027. Private Dock Maintenance Have the seasons and elements damaged your private boat dock? Please call me. I have years of experience and excellent recommendations. Highest quality materials used. Workmanship is second to none. 401-207-2358 (cell). Professional Window Cleaning Prices start at $2.00 We are fully insured. No job too big or small. 10% off when you mention this ad. Please call for free estimate. Mike 781-789-3612 Tennis Anyone? Private, semi-private, group lessons. Experienced college student/instructor. Boys DHS tennis captain, Division I semi-finalist. Flexible hours and rates. Available beginning May 2. Call Stefan, 781-452-7188. Boost Your Test Scores Raise your critical reading, writing and math scores with one to one tutoring. Individualized classes focus on sharpening each student's battery of skills and improving overall achievement. For more information, call 781-834-3340.
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Handyman Services Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, small electric and plumbing jobs. Installing storm doors, windows, decks, home repairs. Completing to do lists. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548 or 508-224-9036 Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. Carpentry Services Former carpentry teacher experienced in all phases of building construction available for home repairs, additions, kitchens, windows, bathrooms, playrooms, decks and doors, custom built-in cabinets, and home building projects. Have a home building project and questions? Call Jerry Morse at 508-353-7350 for a free estimate or energy-saving ideas. Gutter and Yard Cleanup We specialize in raking and removing leaves, small trees, branches and yard debris. Any and all junk removed, inside and out. We also clean gutters, install gutter guards, and wash windows. Please call Mike at 781-789-3612. Have Truck! College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn. 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449. First- Class Babysitter Enjoys safe and active playtime with kids. Five years of childcare experience including My Gym and dance teacher. Attending Emerson College as a theatre major. Flexible availability. Please call Rita Thompson at 339-832-3283. Accurate Typing Pros Error Free is our guarantee. Resumes, term papers, book reports, theses, query letters, manuscripts, medical reports, etc. Editing and proofreading. Reliable, efficient, and quick! Reasonable rates. 20+ yrs. exp. Call Susan, 781-934-9633. Bettencourt’s Walls & Ceilings Painting, drywall finishing, sheet-rocking, water damage, wallpaper stripping. Specializing in interior work. Skim coating over horse hair plaster and textured ceilings a specialty. 25 years experience. Call Steve, 508-833-0546 or 617-922-0944 (cell). Window & Gutter Cleaning A pair of full-time firefighters, part-time window washers will professionally clean windows, storms, screens, and sills $5. and up. Free estimates. French Connection Window Cleaning Co. Chris 781-826-0958. Tree Pruning & Removal Deschenes Tree Service. Over 20 years experience, UMass degrees in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. Free estimates. Call 781-733-0429.
Eldercare Registered Nurse I’ll care for your family member with love and dignity. Experienced in dealing with Alzheimer’s or people in need of rehab services. I live locally and have excellent references. Very reasonable rates. 781-585-8005 / 781-223-5239 (cell). All American Cleaning Very responsible, reliable and efficient. Same people each time. In business for over nine years. Many local references. Call for free no obligation estimate. Call cell phones, 781-799-7478, 781-424-3368 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244.
Free Trial Music Lesson Berklee College of Music graduate offering personalized drum or guitar lessons in the convenience of your own home. First lesson is free of charge. Reasonable rates, references available upon request. Call 508-583-8503, email: email@example.com Summer Babysitter Available for child care and tutoring. College bound,responsible, reliable, caring, fun! Six years experience, own transportation, clean driving record, high honor roll, artist, and swimmer. References upon request. Call Laura 339-832-3176. Lilly Cleaning Services Houses, condos, offices. Local references available. Moving in/out, one time, daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Free estimates. Call 508-369-8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Absolute Removal No job too small. Junk removal, basement cleanouts - attic - shed etc. Fast and reliable service 7 days a week. Free estimates. Call 781-588-4036 or e-mail email@example.com Rute Cleaner Many years of experience with excellent references. Specializing in home and office cleaning. Call anytime for free estimate. Ask for Humberto, 508-732-0182. Nici’s Cleaning Will clean your house or office. Six years experience. Free estimates, good references. Please call anytime day or night. 781-850-4070 or 617-980-2871. Painting Plus Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. 10% off exterior painting booked this summer. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Junque Removal Clean-outs, appliances, furniture. Ask about our yard debris specials. Same day service. Book for Tuesdays and receive a 10% discount. Call Chuck Teravainen at 781-582-9512. Painting Class For Kids Painting class for kids, ages 714, taught by Clay Mohrman at the King Caesar house. First session, July 6-15, Mon., Tues., Wed.Group One, 8:30-10:30. Group two, 11-1. Second session, July 20-29. Same days and times. $150 per session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-248-6985. Handyman Take care of your to-do list. Minor job repairs, unfinished projects, pool maintenance and repair. Call Mike, 339-832-8091.
Cleaning Moms Tired of your to-do-list never ending? Is housework always on your list? Let “cleaning moms” clean for you. We come into your home and give you a free estimate. Fully insured. Please call us at 508-245-5950. Clarke Construction Co. Roofing, siding, framing, decks, doors, windows, kitchens and baths, hardwood, tile and linoleum, custom carpentry, stairs moldings, etc. Full service home improvement contractor. Licensed and insured, HIC#148350. Call today for free estimate, 617-678-9313. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Call Debbie, MC/VISA accepted. 781-585-8043. Full Time Nanny Recent college grad with own vehicle. Experience with all age groups. Specialize in promoting learning through fun and safe activities. Jordan Hospital's CPR certification. Please call Meaghan at 339-832-1738
Speech/Language/Reading Does your child need help with speech, language, reading or spelling skills? 15 years experience working with children ages 2-12 with a variety of learning issues. Please contact Ellen Meisel Barrett, MS., C.C.C.-Mass. General Hospital trained Speech-Language Pathologist and Orton-Gillingham Certified Reading Therapist at 781-934-5520. Snug Harbor Detailing Mobile auto & boat detailing service. Now a division of Jesse's Marine in Plymouth. Schedule your auto or boat and receive a free auto ozone purification or 10% off a boat detailing. Insured and competitive pricing. Call 617-571-3679.
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Dump Runs Specializing in cleanouts of basements, garages, attics, yard debris, and odds and ends. We also specialize in carpentry, painting, gutter work, and window washing. Best prices, free estimates. Please call or leave a message for Mike, 781-789-3612.
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Lawn Mowing S.P.M. Enterprises is a full service lawn maintenance company offering lawn mowing, mulching, weeding, hedge trimming, and much more. Free estimates, fully insured. New customers get first lawn mowing for free. Call Shawn, 781-264-5595 or email email@example.com. Need Computer Help? Does your computer run slowly? Do you need a wireless network setup? Memory upgrade? I’ll install, configure, optimize your computer, trouble-shoot application problems, educate you on surfing the web and help you buy your next computer. Scott, 781-626-2638. Summer Piano Lessons Fun, private lessons in my Duxbury home for children age 7 and up. Choose any 6, any 7 or all 8 weeks from June 30 through August 19. Call Gina Pasquale, 781-934-6143. Reading Tutor Specializing in first and second grade readers. Lessons include both reading and writing. Have your child reading more fluently and with greater confidence. Eighteen years experience. Call 508-224-3929, ask for Kristina. Experienced Painter Thirty years experience. Average size ceilings, $90; 10’x12’ room, $200. Wallpapering and custom finishes. Senior discounts. Interior and exterior painting. Excellent references and free estimates. Call Matt, 508-746-8115. Logsplitter & Chainsaw for Hire Also lawn mowing, mulching, edging, pruning, weeding, rototilling and more. Call Jay at Cell# 978-985-3362. Firewood Partially seasoned oak. 16-18” cut/split. $220 per cord (128 cu. ft). 1/2 cord, $125. Campfire wood available. Free delivery 1/2 cord and up. Stacking also available. Call Greg Fairbanks, 781-585-6923.
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the buildings and improvements thereon, situated on Cedar Street comprising two parcels and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: PARCEL ONE A certain parcel of land, with the buildings thereon, situated on the Northerly side of Cedar Street in the Town of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and being more specifically bounded and described as follows: WESTERLY by a portion of Webster Road, as shown on the plan hereinafter mentioned, Fifty-Three and 37/100 (53.37) feet; NORTHERLY by other land now or formerly of Robert F. McCormick, Et al., as shown on said plan, Eighty-Three and 50/100 (83.50) feet; WESTERLY again by other land now or formerly of Robert F. McCormick, Et al., as shown on said plan, Two Hundred Fourteen and 58/100 (214.58) feet; NORTHERLY again by other land now or formerly of Robert F. McCormick, Et al., as shown on said plan, Fifty-One and 68/100 (51.68) feet; EASTERLY by land now or formerly of Donald and Deborah H. Aikman, as shown on said plan, Fifty-Eight and 50/100 (58.50) feet; NORTHERLY again by land now or formerly of Donald and Deborah R. Aikman, as shown on said plan, Seventy-Three and 05/100 (73.05) feet; EASTERLY again by land now or formerly of Donald and Deborah R. Aikman as shown on said plan Two Hundred Forty-Six and 01/100 (246.01) feet; and SOUTHERLY by said Cedar Street, Two Hundred Thirty Seven and 67/100 (237.67) feet. PARCEL TWO A certain parcel of land, situated off the Northerly side of Cedar Street in the Town of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and being more particularly bounded and described as
13’ Boston Whaler 1986. Clean. Very good condition. 35 HP Johnson, 2000 engine with very low hours. 2000 Easy Loader trailer. Yours for $5,300. 781-934-6002.
2004 Pursuit 2270 Center console. Low hours, T-Top, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke, color fishfinder, GPS, live bait well, brand new aluminum Venture tandem trailer with disc brakes. $36,500. Call George, 781-603-5640.
1996 Saab 9000 CS Great Student Car. 2.3L Turbo, 4 cyl., automatic, 144K miles. Leather interior, Power seats, windows, locks, A/C, cruise control. Great condition! $2250 or b/o. Call Peter at 781-934-0055.
2008 Smart Car Cabriolet 7,800 miles perfect condition. Silver with black interior. $17,500. OR 2009 Smart car cabriolet, 100 miles. Silver w/ red interior. $20,900. Full warranties on both. Call 781-934-0531.
1920's Racing Sloop "Bonfire" is for sale. 20'6", classic elegant lines with lots of overhang. Completely rebuilt to new condition. Beautiful mahogany brightwork, Nat Wilson Sails, Jim Reineck blocks, full canvas covers, galvanized trailer. Perfect for the bay. $17,500. Call Steve, 781-934-0363.
‘03 Coachman Travel Trailer 24’. Sleeps 4-6. A/C, heater. Great condition. Very clean, owned by non-smokers. $6500. Call Don, 781-826-0967. 18’ Winner Center Console 115HP Suzuki outboard. 1988 with low hours. Teak trim, stainless steel rails, plenty of storage and rod holders. Under seat cooler. Carbs just cleaned and rebuilt, compression tested. Load-Rite trailer. Must see to appreciate. $4950. 617-872-9741.
Gatsby Strikingly beautiful 1988, 30’ cruising yacht. A classic replica, 980 hours, Volvo diesel, indoor professional maintenance, bristol condition. Complete details available. $65,000. Please call 781-934-6097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1989 Catalina 27 18 hp inboard, wing keel with 3.5' draft. Much much more. $20,000. For more info, go to www.sailboatlistings.com/view/1 0329 or call 781- 585-8041.
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By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage (the “Mortgage”) given by Frances M. Lynch to Cambridge Trust Company dated November 24, 1998, recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds (the “Registry”) in Book 16923, Page 309, and also a confirmatory mortgage dated December 23, 1998, and recorded at said Registry in Book 16980, Page 346, of which Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of the Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, there will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 a.m. on the 25th day of June, 2009, at the mortgaged premises located at 28 Cedar Street, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, the land with
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1995 Harley Sportster 1200CC Engine, two tone red paint. This machine is in like new condition with less than 900 miles. Has after market mufflers otherwise stock. Cover and original mufflers included in price of $4475. 781-934-6248. 1996 Izuzu Trooper 156K miles. Recent repairs, new brakes and starter. A/C, power, repair records available. Second owner. Former Florida car. $2800 or best offer. Call 781-934-6387.
2006 Black Porsche Cayman S 15,000 miles. Excellent condition. A bargain at $41,500. Call 339-793-1775. 22 Foot 2002 Bayliner Professionally maintained with low hours in excellent condition. IO Drive with a Chevy 350 small block. Includes trailer. Asking $11,500. Call 617-365-0717.
2007 Nissan Versa 9,300 miles. 30+ mpg, $10,350. Great car for your graduate. 339-793-1775.
2006 Jeep Liberty Mint condition. Inferno red. Limited edition. All factory options. 30K miles, leather, moonroof, etc. Great price at $13,600 or best offer. Call 781-934-2037 or 617-240-3181. Winner Optimist Sailboat Brand new Optimist. Topcover, Bowline, Seitech dolly, Airbags. $1650. Call John, at 617-688-5370, and leave message or e-mail: Norfleet@ct.metrocast.net.
2001 Chrysler Minivan Town and Country model. In excellent condition, despite the mileage of 192,000. All power, A/C, heated seats. Has January 2009 inspection sticker. $2500 or best offer. Call Debbie, 617-429-9955. 10’ Pram With Trailer 1993 10’ white fiberglass Blue Fin dinghy with trailer. $890 or best offer. Call 781-585-4648. Alcort Sunfish 12'6". White with green, complete with sail, boom, mast, all rigging. Really good shape, great fun for young or old this summer! $700 or BO, no trailer. Call Wayne 508-889-4228 (cell). Chevy Trailblazer 2002. 92,000 miles. 4WD. New brakes, new battery, new sticker. Excellent condition. All power. CD, A/C. Tow package. $6700 or best offer. Call John, 617-827-3984 (cell) or 781-934-9138 (home).
Layton 29’ Trailer 1997 Layton 29’ Fifth Wheel Trailer. Two slide outs, A/C, 16’ screed room. Never been towed. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call for appointment. 781-337-3367.
Pintail 25 Sailboat “Marika.” Jeff Gray design. Blue hull, two sets of sails. Many upgrades. Excellent condition. Always stored indoors. Perfect for racing or day sailing. $30,000. Call Scott, 603-290-1555. 1983 Laser with two 6” ports. Good condition. $1500. Call 781-934-5560. 2004 Cadillac SRX 2004 burgundy red pristine SRX. AWD, luxury package including 6 CD changer. All power everything. 3.6L V6 gets 20 miles to gallon. Asking $9800, but can probably get me down to $9500. Call John at 781-934-0793.
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follows: WESTERLY by other land now or formerly of Robert F. McCormick et al., as shown on the plan hereinafter mentioned, Fifty-Eight and 50/100 (58.50) feet; NORTH-EASTERLY by other land now or formerly, of Donald Aikman, et ux., as shown on said plan, One Hundred Three and 55/100 (103.55) feet; and SOUTHERLY by other land now or formerly of Robert F. McCormick, et al., as shown on said plan, Seventy-Three and 05/100 (73.05) feet. Both parcels are shown on a certain plan entitled, “Plan and Land in Duxbury, Massachusetts, belonging to Lansing H. Bennett and Robert F. McCormick Scale: one Inch equals forty feet, January 4, 1973, Robert F. Delano, Land Surveyor, Old Cordwood Path, Duxbury, Massachusetts,” which plan is recorded in Book 3870, Page 305. The mortgaged premises will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, liens or claims in the nature of liens, and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the Mortgage or to which the Mortgage has or shall have been subordinated of record. Terms of Sale: A deposit of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) will be required to be paid in cash or by certified or bank check by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price shall be required to be paid in cash or by certified or bank check within forty-five (45) days at the offices of Cambridge Trust Company, 1336 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02238. Other terms to be announced at the sale. The undersigned holder of the Mortgage reserves the right to reject any and all bids for the mortgaged premises and to continue the foreclosure sale from time to time to such subsequent date or dates as such holder may deem necessary or appropriate. CAMBRIDGE COMPANY Present mortgage holder TRUST of said
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
PLYMOUTH Division Docket No. PL09P0991EA In the Estate of: Thomas P. Scott Jr. Late of: Duxbury, MA 02332 Date of Death: 06/24/2008 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed, and that Flora A Scott be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 07/07/2009. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, Hon, Catherine P Sabaitis, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 10, 2009 Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate
Proposed License location: Beach Flat North of Clarks Island, Duxbury Bay. Size: approx 2 acres. License Number: NAE 2006-1661
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Joseph A. Millis, Jr., Andrea M. Millis to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for New Century Mortgage Corporation dated November 16, 2006, recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 33716, Page 266 of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION at 02:00 PM on July 6, 2009, on the mortgaged premises. The entire mortgaged premises, all and singular, the premises as described in said mortgage: That certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Masachusetts, on the northwesterly side of Chandler Street and being shown as Lot 3 on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Duxbury, Mass.”, drawn for Robert G. White, dated September 27, 1983 by Vautrinot & Webby Co., Engineers and Land Surveyors, duly recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 24 Page 289, the said Lot 3 being bounded and described as follows: Easterly by Chandler Street, 223.61 feet; Southerly by Lots 4 and 2 as shown on said plan, 272.48 feet; Westerly by Lot 2 as shown on said plan, 175.00 feet; Northerly by Lot 2 as shown on said plan, 174.28 feet. Lot 3 containing 1.004 acres of land according to said plan. Subject to a right of way of the Plymouth County Electric Company as shown on plan entitled “Plan of Land in Duxbury to be conveyed by Alice H. Carside to H. Edward Murray” dated August 15, 1952 and recorded with said Plymouth Deeds in Plan Book 9 and Page 54 and stated in deed Book 2231 Page 183. Subject to restrictions as stated in deed in Book 1211 Page 183. Subject to easement granted to Plymouth County Electric Company dated December 27, 1950 and recorded in Book 2158 Page 363. Subject to easement granted to Plymouth County Electric Co. dated January 19, 1966 and recorded in Book 3271 Page 508. Subject to taking for the relocation of Chandler Street recorded in Book 2684 Page 351. Subject to taking for
relocation of Chandler Street recorded in Book 3912 Page 243. Being the same premises conveyed to these mortgagors by deed of Jonathan D. Bogen and Cheryl C. Bogen dated October 30, 2003 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 26916 at Page 112. Subject to and with the benefit of easements, reservation, restrictions, and taking of record, if any, insofar as the same are now in force and applicable. In the event of any typographical error set forth herein in the legal description of the premises, the description as set forth and contained in the mortgage shall control by reference. This property has the address of 588 Chandler Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. All replacements and additions shall also be covered by this sale. Terms of Sale: Said premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and assessments, tax sales, tax titles and other municipal liens and water or sewer liens and State or County transfer fees, if any there are, and TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) in cashier's or certified check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of the sale as a deposit and the balance in cashier's or certified check will be due in thirty (30) days, at the offices of Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915, time being of the essence. The Mortgagee reserves the right to postpone the sale to a later date by public proclamation at the time and date appointed for the sale and to further postpone at any adjourned sale-date by public proclamation at the time and date appointed for the adjourned sale date. The premises is to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, leases, tenancies, and rights of possession, building and zoning laws, encumbrances, condominium liens, if any and all other claim in the nature of liens, if any there be. In the event that the successful bidder at the foreclosure sale shall default in purchasing the within described property according
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS PROBATE COURT
Docket No. PL06P0607-GI1 To Frederick John Leary of Duxbury, in the County of Plymouth, Veterans Administration and to all persons interested in the estate of Frederick John Leary. A petition to amend has been presented to said Court by Patricia Laird and Jacqueline Wall both of Norwood, in the County of Norfolk, praying that this Honorable Court expand the Guardian’s authority to include Rogers authority. If you desire to object thereto you or your attorney should file a written appearance in said Court at Plymouth before ten o’clock in the forenoon on the sixth day of July 2009, the return day of this citation. Witness, Catherine P. Sabaitis, Esquire, First Judge of said Court, this eleventh day of June 2009. Robert E. McCarthy Register
PUBLIC HEARING DUXBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN LIQUOR LICENSE AMENDMENT
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen, acting as the Licensing Authority, will hold a Public Hearing in the Mural Room of Duxbury Town Hall (878 Tremont Street), on Monday evening, June 29, 2009 at 7:15 P.M. to consider the application of Foodies Duxbury, LLC, Victor J. Leon, Manager, for an amendment to a condition of the Wine & Malt Retail Package Store License at 46 Depot Street; that condition being the limitation of alcohol displays to a single area of the store. Any person interested or wishing to comment on the application should appear at the time and place noted above. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Elizabeth H. Sullivan Christopher R. Donato Jonathan D. Witten
HARBORMASTER / COASTAL NATURAL RESOURCES NOTICE
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on June 29th 2009 starting at 7:01 pm in the Mural Room to consider the following shellfish aquaculture renewal applications. Paul McCarthy 100 Soule Ave. Duxbury Ma. 02332 Filed: 6/03/09 Proposed License location: Beach Flat North of Clarks Island, Duxbury Bay. Size: approx 2 acres. License Number: NAE 2006-1745 Henry McCarthy 231 Bolas Road. Duxbury Ma. 02332 Filed: 6/03/09
By: Robert C. Davis, Senior Vice President 1336 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02238 (617) 876-5500 Dated: May 11 , 2009
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to the terms of this Notice of Sale and/or the terms of the Memorandum of Sale executed at the time of foreclosure, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell the property by foreclosure deed to the second highest bidder, providing that said second highest bidder shall deposit with the Mortgagee's attorneys, DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA L.L.C., 100 Cummings
Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915, the amount of the required deposit as set forth herein within three (3) business days after written notice of the default of the previous highest bidder and title shall be conveyed to the said second highest bidder within thirty (30) days of said written notice. If the second highest bidder declines to purchase
the within described property, the Mortgagee reserves the right to purchase the within described property at the amount bid by the second highest bidder. The foreclosure deed and the consideration paid by the successful bidder shall be held in escrow by DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA L.L.C., (hereinafter called the "Escrow Agent") until the deed shall be released from escrow to the successful
bidder at the same time as the consideration is released to the Mortgagee, thirty (30) days after the date of sale, whereupon all obligations of the Escrow Agent shall be deemed to have been properly fulfilled and the Escrow Agent shall be discharged. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Dated: June 1, 2009, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee under
Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of May 1, 2007 Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2007-BR3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2001-BR3, By: Reneau Longoria. Esq., DOONAN, GRAVES, & LONGORIA LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915, 978-921-2670, www.dgandl.com (2337.36/Millis)(06/10/09, 06/17/09, 06/24/09)(156618)
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