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Path a no go
Selectmen nix bike path pitch
This week, Duxbury selectmen voted 2-1 not to support a Town Meeting article for $56,000 to design a bike path along Tremont Street/ Route 3A. Selectman Betsy Sullivan said that while she supported the article in concept, the path’s proposed location is a problem. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, which owns the woods across from the Mayflower Cemetery, is against giving the town an easement for the path.
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By susanna sheehan, Clipper staff susanna@duxBuryClipper.Com

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: Singing “We’re Off to See the Wizard” are Lion (Matt Scorza), Tinman (Brian Greenwood), Dorothy (Kelly Turok) and Scarecrow (Riley Kerle) in the DHS Drama Club and Music Department’s production of the Wizard of Oz. The weekend’s performance was directed by teacher Jim Donovan and student Ellie Clough. Photo by Karen Wong

Meine overcomes hurdles to complete project
he wooden bridge spanning the cranberry bog off Mayflower Street connects more than two mounds of earth. For Spencer Meine it’s a bridge to adulthood; an Eagle Scout project that is the culmination of more than 11 years of Scouting. It also represents the hard work he’s faced in his recovery from a devastating car accident that nearly took his Spencer Meine stands on his nearly completed Eagle Scout life 18 months ago. project, a wooden bridge over a cranberry bog off Mayflower continued on page 7 Street.
By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@Clipperpress.Com

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‘Five more minutes, mom’
School start times engender debate around New England
Student sleep habits are a hot topic these days, with the Duxbury Public School District considering changing the start time of the high school and middle school. While Duxbury’s situation is unique, there are some similar districts who have made the change.
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In 2003, Hingham High School made the switch, moving their start time from 7:20 to 8 a.m. Hingham differs from Duxbury in that the district owns their own school buses, making it easier to transition one school without affecting others. Principal Paula
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Newcomers Club tour seeks stops
The Duxbury Newcomers’ Club is organizing its annual Spring House Tour scheduled to take place in early May. A tradition for more than 20 years, several homes around Duxbury representing different periods and styles are featured on the tour. This is a great opportunity to contribute to your favorite charity and support your community! If you would like your home to be featured on the tour, please contact Megan Lemieux at mlemieux@duxburynewcomers.com or Maggie Sanford at maggiemmurphy@hotmail. com.
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Ballot picture gets clearer
As the deadline for returning papers draws near, Duxbury’s election picture is coming into focus. Two candidates took out papers to run for library trustee this week. Paula Harris of Bayridge Road took out and returned papers, and Kate Sturgis of Myles View Drive took out papers. Laney Mutkoski of Carr Road has already taken out and returned papers for the library board. There are
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ELECTION INFO Nomination papers are due back in the Town Clerk’s office on Monday, Feb. 9 by 5 p.m. The Clerk’s office will be open Feb. 20, the last day to register for Town Meeting and the election, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Meeting will be held March 14. The annual town election is March 28.

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two three year seats on the ballot in March. Although not all candidates have returned papers, it appears there will be several contested races on the ballot. All candidates seeking election must return their nomination papers, complete with 50 signatures, to the town clerk’s office by Monday, Feb. 9. Christopher Donato of Chandler Street will challenge Andre Martecchini of Herigate Lane for a single seat on the Board of Selectmen. Both men have returned papers. Three candidates have taken out papers to seek a three year term on the School Com-

mittee, although so far only Colleen Brayer of Tobey Garden Street has returned them. Incumbent John Heinstadt of Blodgett Avenue and Glenn Listernick of Carr Road are

also in the mix. Three candidates have taken out papers for two five-year terms on the Planning Board, Clipper Publisher Josh Cutler of Vine Street, John Murdock of Otter Rock Road, and incumbent George Wadsworth. Only Cutler and Wadsworth have returned their papers. In other races, Linda M. Collari of Summer Street has taken out papers to retain her seat on the Board of Assessors. Town Moderator Allen Bornheimer has withdrawn and returned papers to keep his position as moderator.

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The volunteers of Duxbury ASP will hold a bottle and can drive on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holy Family Church Parking Lot. Duxbury ASP is a group of 55 teens and 22 adults that will travel this summer to the poorest counties of Appalachia to help repair homes of the less fortunate. Please help out this worthy cause.

Leaders’ meeting: Our winter leaders’ meeting is this Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Scout House. The time is being emailed to all leaders since there is a conflict with the School Committee meeting and we are trying to work around it. Renee Pease from Council will be there to speak at 7:30 p.m. We have lots of town business to cover so please try to have your troop represented.

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Sweetheart Dance: March is almost here and the date for the Sweetheart Dance is just around the corner. Be sure to set March 7 from 7-9 p.m. aside and plan to join us as Bob Butler returns to lead you and your guest though a wonderful evening of square dancing. Make-your-own-sundaes for $2 each will be available as will Sweetheart Dance patches and Sweetheart necklaces for $1 each. Cost of admission is $2 per person, $5 per family and a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Council’s Easter food baskets/person. This event will take place at the high school unless there is a conflict with the basketball team. The location will be confirmed with leaders once we are informed by Thom Holdgate. Troop happenings: Members of Cadette Troop 80331 were the guests of Sue Turley, owner of the Depot Street Market. After enjoying some homemade sweet breads, the girls were given a tour, including a chance to step into the huge refrigerator and freezer (brrrr!). Mrs. Turley explained how her business got started and the pros and cons of owning your own business. She also explained how the changing economy has affected how she runs the market and how the meals are assembled. The girls are continuing to work on their Dollars and Sense Interest Project and starting on Creative Cooking. They are very grateful to Mrs. Turley for inviting them to the Depot Street Market!

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volunteers. Martecchini, who is an engineer, said that it sounded like the end product would be plans and construction bid documents, but he didn’t believe the amount was enough money included in the article for that type of plan. Also, he felt that since the article did not contain funding for legal fees for acquiring easements along abutters’ properties, the plans created would not be able to be used for construction bidding. “I’d argue that you can’t do right-of-way plans without money for legal services,” said Martecchini. Martecchini was also concerned that the path would never receive construction funding. “The reality is there are no funds to build anything unless you can fund this 100 percent outside the town budget,” said Martecchini, adding that obtaining federal and state grants could take many years and that it is a very competitive process.

The Community Preservation Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bike path article. Morris said it is common to use CPA funds for designing recreational projects. She said that unless the design is funded, the path can’t move forward and her committee felt it was worth having Town Meeting voters decide the issue. Community Preservation Committee member Lynne Devnew said: “We were told there were many private funding sources. They convinced us we were not just buying a design.” Bike Path committee member John Taft said these funds would pay for a survey that would determine which side of the Tremont Street the bike path should go, which was the first step. Committee member Nancy Johnson said she was hopeful that the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society might change its mind on the easement, as it was asked about this issue two years ago.

Board backs war monument
Duxbury selectmen voted to support all the Community Preservation Committee’s town meeting articles, with the exception of the bike path proposal. The board threw their backing behind the World War I Memorial Restoration project for which the Community Preservation Committee has reserved $75,000. However, they questioned why the CPC did not fund the article at the war memorial committee’s $100,000 request. CPC Chairman Holly Morris said the committee split their vote on whether to fund the article for the entire amount. Some on the committee felt that it was not appropriate to approach the CPC for the entire amount when other sources of funding could be sought, said Morris. She cited other CPC projects such as the Bluefish River Firehouse, which relied heavily on donations of money and labor, and the O’Neil farm restriction purchase, which received funds from local land conservation agencies. Town Manager Richard MacDonald was upset that the CPC did not go forward with the $100,000 requested by the committee he appointed. “I’m very disappointed by the Community Preservation Committee,” MacDonald said, adding that because members of the war memorial committee were an appointed government body, they could not do private fundraising for the project. War Memorial Committee Chairman Joe Shea said that it will cost the full $100,000 to restore the 12-foot high granite memorial to the 82 veterans from Duxbury who served in World War I. The memorial was damaged in the 1950s and has been in pieces in storage ever since. Shea said he has checked recently with the granite companies with whom the committee has been working and that despite the floundering economy, “those (price) estimates are solid.” MacDonald wants the CPC to reconsider its vote and support the entire amount. Morris said CPC tried to reconsider its vote but that it did not happen. She said it will be discussing the issue Thursday. Selectmen voted unanimously to support the article at $75,000 but said they would be happy to support it at a higher amount. They also decided to put on an upcoming meeting agenda a discussion of using some of the town’s trust fund money to bridge the $25,000 gap for this article.
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The idea for the project was given to Meine by Duxbury’s conservation agent Joe Grady, who pointed out that the concrete dam connecting two walking paths at the bog had collapsed. “The whole side of the bank was eroded,” said Meine. “People couldn’t walk across it safely.” Meine and his fellow scouts rebuilt the bank and used concrete to parch an area around a drainage pipe that had collapsed. He then built a wooden bridge spanning both sides of the bog, so that people could go for a stroll or walk their dogs in a loop without having to jump across the drainage ditch. “It used to be caution taped off,” Meine said. He said the project has taken about 250-300 hours of work, including two full workdays with 10 or more members of his troop, and countless more afternoons and weekends working with his father, Roger, and his brother, Tyler. Meine said he’s completed most of the paperwork for the project, but hasn’t scheduled his final interview, called a Board of Review. Grady also has to sign off once the project is completed. He said the bridge is the first construction project he’s worked on, “aside from tree forts.” He said the project has taught him about the difference between how a project looks on paper and what happens when you actually start to build it. It’s also taught him what he’s capable of. “Many people were involved with helping, but I put everything together myself,” he said. It’s an ambitious project, especially in the light of the seriousness of Meine’s accident. Meine, Steven Laramee and Laramee’s brother Eoin were traveling to school

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Meine said he had a lot of help with the project, from his fellow scouts but also from his dad, Roger, and his brother, Tyler, who were both out working on the bridge this week.

on Sept. 13, 2007, when Laramee’s car hit a tree on Union Bridge Road. Steven and Eoin Laramee were airlifted to Boston Medical Center and Meine was medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital. Laramee died as a result of his injuries, a tragedy that shocked the high school campus and resulted in an outpouting of support for the Laramee and Meine families. Meine has undergone several surgeries since the accident but has, for the most part, regained full mobility, according to his father. Meine was hoping to get as much work in as possible on the Eagle project before he heads in for his final round of surgery Thursday. He said his parents have been telling him to think of this last surgery as closing the book on this chapter of his life. He is shy about discussing the

accident, but clearly wants to put things behind him and move on with the next stage of his life. In addition to the physical injuries, the accident set him back a year in school. He is a senior this year and hopes to go on to college –– his goal is Massachusetts Maritime Academy. “We’ll see what comes to me,” he said. On Monday, Meine, his brother and his father were working on the ramps on either side of the bridge, taking advantage of an unseasonably warm day to finish some work. He said just the other day, a dog walker stopped by and told him how much the new bridge was appreciated. “Every time we’re out here, someone says thanks,” he said. “It just goes to show how used it actually it is.”

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ated for the town and the economic situation. “It’s an economical way to feed your family well ... it’s cheaper than going out to dinner or take out.” In some senses she was

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already breaking away from the Entree Vous. She stopped getting new recipes in August from the Cordon Bleu-trained chefs at the chain’s headquarters. But she had already been adding her own recipes, and had been altering others, making things low-sodium, low-fat and gluten-free. “At this point many of the recipes are ours,” she said. Effective Jan. 1, the business forged out on its own with a new name, Depot Street Marketplace. (Turley said she wanted to change the name because the chain is still in existence.) In addition to expanding the amount of entrees offered, Depot Street now offers a variety of side dishes and desserts. Turley has also partnered with Sugar Plum Bakery in Kingston, owned by another Duxbury resident. “We learned a great deal from the Entree Vous franchise,” she said. “We owe a huge debt to them.” Turley said that the store’s customers have been supportive of the change. She said they have their regulars who come in every couple of weeks to stock their freezers, and those who come in once or twice a week to buy fresh dinners. “What I love is all the people who come in here,” Turley said. “I know them and they know me.” “It’s all about relationships,” she added. “You’ve got to have great products, but the success of your business is all about relationships.” Turley and her staff say they are constantly adapting the menu and other aspects of the business to meet the changing needs of customers. “We keep evolving the businesses we are. Today may be different from a year from now,” she said. “It’s always something different, we’re always messing with it to see what works.”

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Robert Mathews Merrill, 83, of Sandwich, previously of Duxbury, died Thursday, Jan. 29 after a brief illness. He was a 1950 graduate of Bowdoin College and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired sales engineer for industrial electrical firms. After retiring, Mr. Merrill was a longtime volunteer at Heritage Museums & Gardens and at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, both of Sandwich. Mr. Merrill was the husband of Dorothy C. Merrill for 54 years. He also leaves three

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Linda M. Merrill of Duxbury, as well as two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., East Sandwich. Visiting hours will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich. Burial services will take place at Sandwich Town Cemetery, Route 130. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, 311 Service Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537.

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Dorothy Taylor Warrington of Duxbury, formerly of California, died Jan. 29. She was 103. She was the wife of the late Peirce E. Warrington. Mrs. Warrington leaves her sons, Robert Warrington and his wife Carol of Duxbury;

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and Allan Warrington and his wife Josey of Wilmington, N.C. She also leaves a brother, Frank Taylor of Dana Point, Cal.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name

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Reverend Lennie Tighe will be the speaker at the Feb. 10 Photo courtesy of the Pilot event.

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Girouard-McCann said that the middle school and other schools in the district were only affected five minutes or less. “It certainly was something I was interested in when I came here,” she said. At the time, the Hingham superintendent formed a committee of teachers and parents to look at start times across the system. “I felt strongly that 7:20 was too early,” said GirouardMcCann. “All the research supports that adolescents aren’t ready that early in the morning.” Ironically, what propelled the drive for a high school time change in Hingham was a report prepared by a former Duxbury High School principal. “It was really the Duxbury report that got us thinking about it,” Girouard-McCann said. Athletics was a major concern for the high school parents, similar to the concerns expressed by Duxbury parents at an open forum last week. However, in Hingham everything just started later, Girouard-McCann said. The number of students absent and tardy in Hingham decreased over the study period, but Girouard-McCann said that’s not the main benefit of the time change.
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EFFECTS OF START TIME CHANGE IN HINGHAM MCAS results: Between 2001 and 2004, the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in the math MCAS test increased from 76 to 83 percent. The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in English went from 86 percent to 90 percent. SAT results: From 2002 to 2004, SAT verbal scores at Hingham High School went from 564 to 573. The SAT math scores increased from 565 to 587. Overall, the scores changed from and average score of 1129 to 1160. AP results: Hingham saw little change in AP test results. 207 students took the test in 2001-02, and 96 percent earned a 3 or higher. 46 percent earned a 5. In 2002-03, 212 students took the test and 100 percent earned a 3 or higher. 40 percent earned a 5. In 2003-04, 210 students took the test, with 94 percent scoring a 3 or higher. 46 percent earned a 5. Source: Hingham Public Schools, two-year report

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agers,” wrote a sleep study committee member in the Needham report. Needham decided to move the high school start time a half hour later, however the elementary schools were not moved any earlier than 8:30

away games. “Wilton’s start time change was a resounding success,” the survey stated. The switch wasn’t easy, however. A chronology supplied by Wilton Superintendent of Schools Gary Richards

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a.m. Shrewsbury decided not to change any start times. However, Duxbury Sleep Study Committee Member Mary Lynn Carson believes she has found a town similar to Duxbury, where the high school start times were moved later, affecting an elementary school. Wilton, Connecticut, is a historical and wealthy community with many similarities to Duxbury. Its high school lacrosse team has won more state championships than any other school in Connecticut. In 2002, the Wilton League of Women Voters prepared a study on school start times. They studied the issue for five months before presenting their findings, recommending a later start time for the middle school and high school. They essentially “flipped” the high school and middle school start times with an elementary school, similar to what Duxbury is looking to do with Alden. Two years later, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey on the Wilton change. “The results have been impressive,” the study reads. “Students are getting more sleep and are healthier and happier.” The NSF study said surveys taken at all three affected schools –– high school, middle and upper elementary –– were satisfied with the change. After concerns about the impact of a later start time on athletics, the high school had one of its most successful seasons ever, earning several state championships. The only problem, the study said, was with students pulled out of class early for shows that parents initially supported the change by a 2-1 margin while teachers opposed it by the same numbers. Like Duxbury’s case, the superintendent’s report said most of the parent opposition came from elementary school parents nervous about an earlier start time, and athletic groups at the high school. Carson said she has spoken to Wilton officials about the change, and despite some bumps in the road it seems to be working there. “Were they inconvenienced at first? Yes,” she said. “But they adapted, and they made the change.” She said the Wilton schools had a before and after dark program, similar to Duxbury’s and they had an after school program to help kids with parents who worked until 5 p.m. or later. One of the main concerns of Duxbury parents seems to be the start time switch, which means older students won’t be able to babysit younger kids. “It was reported that parents of the third to fifth grade group actually like that their kids got home an hour earlier, and got their homework done and had time to go out to play,” Carson said. Hingham’s GirouardMcCann said the change in her town has been so well-received, no one remembers the original controversy. “I was delighted at how such a big change was so well received,” she said. “No one even talks about it any more.” “Everybody has made it work,” said Carson. “There’s a lot of feeling that people are just resistant to change.”

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“There’s a certain group that is just late all the time,” she said. “Anyone who thinks this is going to solve the tardy problem is wrong. It’s not the solution to a tardiness problem, it’s the solution to an academic problem.” Outside of Hingham, however, it’s tough to find towns similar to Duxbury that have implemented the change, and there are very few that have the situation where a change would affect other schools –– which seems to be the biggest concern from Duxbury parents, that a high school and middle school change could have Alden students going to school an hour earlier. Needham and Shrewsbury both did extensive studying of the issue. Both towns found much of the same information presented by Duxbury at the public forum, including the work of Dr. Mary Carskadon, considered to be a leader in the field of adolescent sleep patterns. “If there is any extra sleep time that we can squeeze from the schedule, it would be negligent not to give it to our teen-

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The Planning Board couldn’t come to a consensus Monday night, and a proposed change to the town’s lot coverage bylaw will head to Town Meeting without a recommendation from the board. The board, after some prodding from the business community, had been considering a Town Meeting article that would change how much of a business’s property could be covered, either by buildings or non-permeable surfaces like parking lots. Current rules allow only 50 percent of the lot to be covered, but don’t specify what percent could be building versus parking areas. The proposed article would allow up to 80 percent lot coverage, but limit building coverage to 20 percent. Further complicating an already tricky issue was the fact that not all the Planning Board members had attended every hearing. Chairwoman Amy MacNab told her fellow board members she had been advised that members who missed hearings could only vote if they had listened to a tape. Members Harold Moody and Cynthia Fiorini therefore could not vote, leaving the decision in the hands of MacNab, and fellow members Brendan Halligan, George Wadsworth and John Bear. Although most board members seemed willing to make a change to the coverage rules, there was disagreement on how much. “I think 80 percent is too much,” said Wadsworth. MacNab echoed his statement.
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When a third motion was made to change the language to a 65/35 split, Kent started to say such a move was “not fair” to the town businesses. MacNab then cut him off, reminding him that the public hearing was closed and that the board couldn’t take anymore public testimony. Kent then left the meeting. When the vote was taken on the third motion, however, the vote was still 2-2. The board then made the decision to send the article to Town Meeting without a recommendation. “We can play the numbers game all day,” said Halligan. After the meeting Moody said he would have voted for the 70/30 split, and Fiorini, a member of the study committee, said she wanted the original language but would have supported 75/25. The board said the issue was unlikely to be reconsidered at any future meeting, although there is nothing legally to prevent a board member from moving the vote again after Moody and Fiorini have listened to the tapes. On a related note, the board voted to support a bylaw change that would require all parking surfaces in town to be paved. The hearing had been closed at a previous meeting. Halligan said the only change was that the board wanted to insert language about “alternative technology” to give the ZBA some wiggle room in case a surface with better drainage than pavement becomes widely available.

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The Planning Board has narrowed the candidates for planning director down to three, including a familiar face. Planning Board Chairman Amy MacNab announced Monday that the search for a new town planner to replace Christine Stickney is nearing a conclusion. A subcommittee established for the search has narrowed the initial pool of 14 applications down to three candidates: former Duxbury town planner Thomas Broadrick, who lives in Dennis, John Charbonneau from Woonsocket, RI, and David Spritz from Essex Junction, Vt. The three men will be interviewed on Friday, and MacNab said she hopes to have an announcement by next week.

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Kelsey and Tom Jordan spoke recently about their monthlong stay in Ghana where Kelsey volunteered in a local hospital and Tom helped teach English and math.

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or Derby Academy alums Kelsey (’02) and Tom (’04) Jordan, a trip to Africa had been a long-time interest that was realized this past summer during their monthlong stay in Ghana. The two siblings, who hail from Duxbury, returned to Derby recently to share their experiences with students and faculty in a video presentation in the school’s auditorium. The New York City-based organization that placed the Jordans in Ghana last summer is known as Cross Cultural Solutions and is affiliated with the United Nations. Kelsey and Tom were among approximately 30 volunteers who came primarily from the United States and Canada. Kelsey worked with patients in a local hospital, and Tom taught basic English and mathematics skills to some 40 students up to age seven in a local orphanage. During the afternoons, the two studied the local language, Ewe (pronounced ay-way). They learned how to dye fabric and toured the environs of the local village. They hiked, explored caves, visited a monkey sanctuary and spent time at Wli (pronounced vee-lee)- the largest waterfall in West Africa. “I am very glad I went on this trip,” Tom said, “because it enabled me to receive a much different perspective on life and realize how fortunate I am to have what I have. Lots of people live without running water, plumbing and electricity in Ghana and in other third world countries. It is important that we all take steps to help these folks improve their standard of living.” Kelsey found it interesting that the people she and Tom met “were some of the happiest people we’ve ever met. They are forced to live on less than a dollar a day, and yet they don’t focus on the negative but are thankful for what they have. They don’t possess all the technical devices that we do here in this country, such as computers, cell phones and iPods, but they have achieved even more of a sense of community. The village is in fact like one big family. The people’s attitude was very inspiring to Tom and me.” Kelsey is in her senior year at Boston University. Tom is a sophomore at College of Charleston (South Carolina). Both are majoring in psychology.


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Say ‘i love you’ with food
ong before the greeting card industry hijacked Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 was a day dedicated to undying love, passion and devotion. As far back as 1381, Chaucer wrote about “Volantynes Day” in a poem dedicated to the marriage of an English queen and king. These days’ expressions of Valentine’s Day love have been reduced to the cookie cutter notion that nothing says love like a dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a card. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, making it the perfect opportunity to find new, thoughtful ways to say “I love you.” Breakfast in bed is a gift like no other. A tray adorned with a flower and your beloved’s favorite morning meal delivered to the quiet darkness of the bedroom is a cozy and intimate way to start the day. Add your favorite breakfast to the tray, climb back under the covers and whisper “I love you.” If the weather is favorable, take a winter walk through the woods and stop by a local coffee shop or bakery for a sweet afternoon interlude. Blue Blinds Bakery in Plymouth boasts two blazing fireplaces, snuggly couches, mugs of hot coffee and delectable pastries to thaw the toes and the warm the heart. Take the time to create a special night at home. Pull a small table over to the fireplace, light some candles and nosh fireside with imported and local cheeses, pâté, olives and shrimp cocktail. If you are more adventurous in the kitchen, cook your sweetie your favorite dish; be sure to leave the dishes until morning. Need a quick lesson? Foodie’s Duxbury Market is offering a cooking class on Feb. 10 – men only – just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Make reservations – soon! Restaurants will have romantic dinners for two, menu items designed to ignite a spark and hushed tables perfect for whispering sweet nothings. Don’t leave the reservation to the last minute or you might miss out. Valentine’s on a Saturday is a busy night at local restaurants. A great alternative to a reserved table is snagging two seats at the bar where you can enjoy the same food as in the dining room but in a more relaxed atmosphere. Sitting shoulder to shoulder with your sweetheart sampling oysters and sipping Chardonnay at the bar can be more intimate than sitting opposite each other at a table. For some, Saturday is a jam packed day full of obligations with very little time left for romance. When the hectic day is done and the house is once again quiet, chill a bottle of champagne and share a box of handmade chocolates. Local chocolate shops such as Fedele’s in Pembroke and Plymouth, The Chocolate Bar in Plymouth and Gowell’s Handmade Candy in Brockton offer sinfully delicious handcrafted confections. Still can’t find time on Saturday to honor the most romantic day of the year? There’s always Sunday brunch! Drive up the coast to Atlantica in Cohasset to take in the ocean views or stop by Strawberry Fair in Norwell for a cozy, classic New England brunch.


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Book club: We are meeting Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Jen Thorne’s house to discuss “Peony in Love” by Lisa See. Cocktails and karaoke: On Saturday, March 7, join us for some cocktails and karaoke at the home of Victoria and Ben Lloyd.

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The Duxbury Art Association’s 2009 Winter Juried Show gala opening reception for artists and supporters is this Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum, sponsored by Vantage Point Realty Advisors of Duxbury. This is a wonderful evening to kick off the exhibition and meet an eclectic group of artists, art enthusiasts and supporters. Most artwork is available for sale and can be collected at the end of the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased for $25 by calling the DAA at 781-934-2731 ext. 4 or $30 at the door. The Winter Juried Show is open to the public starting Feb. 8 for 11 weeks. For more information about the Duxbury Art Association and the Winter Juried Show, go to www.duxburyart.org.

Farmers market interest meeting at the library Feb. 12

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unexpected local aid cuts cause budget gap
Town officials have learned that Governor Deval Patrick plans to cut Duxbury’s state aid by $107,000 for the current budget year and by $621,000 for the next fiscal year. This means a $400,000 reduction in school aid for fiscal year 2010, Town Manager Richard MacDonald said this week. Faced with a budget gap of more than $3 billion for next year because of the economic recession, Patrick announced last week a fiscal 2010 budget that MacDonald includes a $375 million cut in local aid below the original fiscal 2009 funding levels. The budget bill, known as House 1, would level-fund Chapter 70 education aid for each city and town. MacDonald said the town will be able to weather the $107,000 cuts for the current fiscal year because he has been careful in his budgeting. “For this year, we had put in place plans to mitigate the impact,” he said. “We do budget conservatively.” However, the $621,000 reduction in state aid for FY2010 will be tough for the town. “That hurts. We did not expect that,” said MacDonald. He said he has already budgeted a 10 percent drop in local aid for Fiscal Year 2010, expecting that the state’s economic situation won’t be improving anytime soon. But he and Finance Director John Madden were not counting on Patrick slashing Duxbury’s school aid and completely eliminating the last year of a school aid package the state owed Duxbury because it had been shortchanging it in past 781-934-2863 www.depotstreetmarket.com We Deliver!
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tual state budget is not due to be completed until June. “I feel it’s not the bottom of the barrel, meaning it could get worse,” said MacDonald. He also said the town won’t be dipping into the stabilization fund to close any budget gaps. “It’s been my long and short term goal to grow the stabilization fund,” he said, pointing out that staying away from using that money for short-term expenses allowed the town to receive a coveted AAA bond rating last year.


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Marijuana bylaw set for town Meeting
Town Meeting voters will consider whether they want to criminalize the use of marijuana in public places. At the recommendation of Police Chief Mark DeLuca, Duxbury selectmen voted to place an article on the annual Town Meeting warrant that makes it illegal to use marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and hashish, in public. The article would amend the town’s general bylaws to include this information. DeLuca feels amending the town’s bylaw is necessary to prevent public consumption of marijuana. In November, Massachusetts voters approved a referendum decriminalizing possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, enacting a $100 fine instead of misdemeanor criminal charges. The new law went into effect at the beginning of January. The warrant article states that a person may not smoke, ingest or otherwise consume marijuana or THC while in public. Seventeen specific places are spelled out, such as on streets and sidewalks, in public buildings, schools and school grounds, at parks, playgrounds, and cemeteries, at the beach and boat landings or in any recreational areas. It will also be against the law to use marijuana on town land or in any area controlled by the town, on any bus or passenger vehicle operated by a common carrier or in any place accessible to the public. If caught, a person would face a $300 fine. The new law is comparable to Duxbury’s bylaw that forbids the public consumption of alcohol. DeLuca said that Wellesley has passed a similar bylaw and other towns are considering it too. “This is boiler plate,” said Selectmen Chairman Jon Witten. “I think a number of towns have adopted this by now.” The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security is encouraging cities and towns to pass ordinances or bylaws banning public use.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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id you see the stories? Did you see the coverage on TV? Two adult Ivory Gulls have shown up in Massachusetts at the very same time. The last time an Ivory Gull was seen here was in the 70s. And this year, we get two! One appeared in Gloucester about two weeks ago and another showed up in Plymouth last week. The Plymouth bird had been hanging out between Woods Seafood Restaurant and the East Bay Grill, which isn’t surprising since it loves fish. What on earth induced two full-grown, adult, mature, grown-up Ivory Gulls, who have presumably been spending their winters in the Arctic where they belong, to come to Massachusetts this year? Ivory Gulls live so far north that their range is barely visible on a map of bird populations. It is north of north. Their idea of a good winter is sometimes making a short migration to the pack ice north of Newfoundland to get warm. It may seem like Newfoundland here to you this winter but believe me, this is Miami to them. And, to make matters even more puzzling, why did two Ivory Gulls make the trip? I swear that they are scoping the place out for a major mass moving day. Whatever the reason the birders of our area were delighted. For many people, this is a “lifer.” Most birders keep “life lists” of all the birds that they have


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seen, observed, studied, glimpsed and, maybe even, been told about. When I saw it, it was feeding on a chicken carcass, a little miracle some soft-hearted birder had thrown out on the parking lot. Checking off an Ivory Gull from your car while eating Woods’s fried clams is a life experience. This bird was so accommodating that I could have seen it from inside Woods, had I known where to look. To have this special bird leave the remote Arctic to show itself to us is, like so much else. Ivory Gulls are small, all white gulls with black legs, a big black eye and a bluish bill and a lilac mouth lining. When I say “all white” I mean it. There is not a feather on this bird that isn’t white. But although some disagree, I think ivory is the perfect word. To me this bird seems to have that golden tinge that real ivory has. A yellowish glow like moonlight. Maybe it should be named the “Moonlit Gull”. Well, clearly this whole experience has gone to my head. And speaking of gone, the Gloucester bird left last week and the Plymouth bird has not been seen since the weekend, so maybe it got tired of our version of sunscreen and umbrella drinks here in the Miami of New England. Maybe they longed to be home where they follow polar bears across the ice waiting for leftovers from a kill. Maybe they miss the cleaner air. Or maybe they just thought it was too hot here. Wherever they are, it was lots of fun while it lasted. Keep your eye out for them to return, but throwing chicken carcasses into your back yard is prob2 ably not a good idea.

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Storytime at Foodie’s: With children’s librarian, Nancy Denman, storytime will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. in the Foodie’s café area. Listen to some stories about the Middle East along with some other surprises. Recommended for children ages four to grade one with an adult. Register online, in person or by phone. Photo Craft Program: This course will be offered for children in grades five and six on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the children’s program room. Participants will create a beautiful “Friends and Family” photo folio with the 10 or more photos they bring of friends, family, or pets. A sample folio is available to view at the children’s reference desk. Register online, in person or by phone. Tricksters and Noodleheads: A comic program suggested for children in grades 1 and up, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Merry Room. Come watch Sparky’s Puppets portray some crafty animals and foolish people in a medley of silly folktales. Children in grade two and under must be with an adult. Please, no children under age five. Register beginning Feb. 5. Picture Book Films: This presentation is for preschool through grade 2 with an adult will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Merry Room. Come and watch animated versions of several popular picture books. Bring your own snacks. Register online, in person or by phone.

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he cry to eliminate the 3 percent tax surcharge for the Community Preservation Act is misplaced. No doubt that many residents are hurting financially and any form of tax relief is welcome. Cutting the CPA won’t help. The idea of revisiting the CPA tax may make sense on the surface, but it would be the wrong move, a myopic reaction that would hurt the town. Under state law, the earliest any change could be made to Duxbury’s surcharge would be in the spring of 2010. The law states that once a community adopts the Community Preservation Act, any changes must be approved both at Town Meeting and at the ballot box. There must also be 35 days between the Town Meeting vote and the town-wide election, which won’t happen in Duxbury. CPA WEB POLL Therefore, since there’s How do you feel about changing no state election schedthe Community Preservation Act uled for this fall, the tax surcharge? earliest voters could weigh in on a reduction I would like to see the surcharge is at next spring’s town eliminated election. Frankly, taxpayers I would like to see the surcharge need the help now. It reduced to 1 or 0.5 percent. makes more sense for the town to hold off on I am comfortable with the surcharge overrides or debt exat 3 percent. clusions currently being considered than to I’d like to see the surcharge reduced touch the CPA amount. to 2.5 or 2 percent. If we are going to make cuts, they should be Total votes: 74 made elsewhere. Even the folks pushing a rollback say the CPA has done some great things in town; their argument is economic. Well, if residents won’t see any benefit for a year or more, the bottom falls out of that logic. Who knows what the economic situation will be next year, and the appetite for a change in the preservation act may completely change. The Community Preservation Act has worked. It’s helped us keep Duxbury looking like Duxbury. Safeguarding open space takes more than wishful thinking, and every indication is that doing so is a high priority for Duxbury residents. And remember, open space means fewer developments and fewer needs for expensive town services. However, we do hope that CPA proponents and the folks on the Community Preservation Committee take note of the move for a rollback. Use of the money for inappropriate projects such as plastic grass, and the sense that the fund is “free money,” have clearly turned some citizens off. Let’s refocus on why Duxbury adopted the Community Preservation Act: to preserve open space. It’s a worthy cause, no matter how difficult the times. –– J. Graeber

CPA cut won’t T solve our woes T

Bus change will help reclaim lost time –——–
he debate over the proposed change in start times that Duxbury School Committee is voting on has caused quite a stir in our community these past few weeks. Overshadowed in all the public commentary that I have witnessed is discussion about student learning. With three children currently in the Duxbury school system and one more coming, I will be a Duxbury public school parent until at least 2024! I am also a high school teacher in another school district. I experience both sides of the start time issue every day so perhaps I am in a unique position to explain how the proposal makes sense from the classroom perspective. The reality is that authentic education does not take place in high school before 8:30 a.m. Is this biological as research suggests? Probably. As a teacher I dealt with this before cell phones, text messaging and all those distractions plaguing teens in 2009 were invented. This fact is so accepted that just about every high school in America rotates the schedule so that a different class winds up being first block each morning. At DHS we are lucky in that the schedule fully rotates, so that each class only “loses” one period every seven days. Students can learn some things while sleepy –– but not what teachers strive for: higher order thinking like analyzing, problem solving, collaborating and critiquing. Under the current schedule, real understanding, analysis and application are not accomplished until second period. Teachers typically use this otherwise wasted first period to have students copy notes and recall factual information. Before 8:30 a.m. I might have a student explain Darwin’s theory of natural selection. After 8:30 a.m. students are able to debate whether or not this theory could ethically be applied to humans as well. The current schedule results in 15 percent of the high school day going against what Duxbury Public Schools are trying to achieve with standards based teaching and testing. A later start would allow more time for middle and high school educators to capitalize on the strides made in the lower grades. Students would have a productive first period for seven years totaling over 900 hours of learning time. This is almost a year’s worth of education –– and it’s budget neutral. There are 3,391 students in our schools and probably 3,391 different ways to accommodate jobs, sports, activities and childcare. There are only 990 hours in a school year. The School Committee’s responsibility is to schedule these hours in a way that maximizes the quality of education for all of our learners. Everything else is up to us parents to figure out and I am confident that we will. Mary Lou Buell Mayflower Street

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Service with a smile ––––––
e have been meaning to write this thank you to Peter Goggin, fireman, for some time. Shortly before Christmas and during a snowstorm, we discovered by way of some serious baking skills, that all the smoke detectors in our home worked perfectly. Unfortunately, we were not able to shut them off. After calling the fire department and having been given specific instructions, we were still not able to stop them. It is needless to say that we are not handy in the home. After a second phone call, and during a pretty nasty snowstorm, Mr. Goggin hopped in his SUV and drove out here to stop the hour-long blaring of our new detectors. Mr. Goggin, what can we say? Duxbury residents. . . . you are lucky to have such an understanding, devoted and kind gentleman work for you. And, Peter Goggin never once made fun of us! Thank you Mr. Goggin! Nanci & Charley Bourne Bolas Road


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COFFEE CHAT THis sATurdAy: Clipper Editor Justin Graeber will be holding a coffee hour at Foodie’s on saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. stop by to pitch a story, give a compliment, air a grievance, or just to chat –– all off the record, of course!

ecent articles in the Clipper regarding the proposed World War I Monument have created interest from townspeople and monument relatives asking “is there a group accepting donations for this project?” And “how do I make a donation?” Many people have called offering to help monetarily with the restoration and we are thankful for their good intentions. We have a need for a group “FRIENDS OF THE WORLD WAR I MONUMENT” committee that would form for the sole purpose of accepting funds towards the restoration. Our intention is to have the monument re-erected in the fall of 2009. Would you be interested in creating this group to begin accepting donations? For additional information contact Pam Smith at 781-934-6492.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Alarmed by time change for Alden students —–
ruthfully, I am utterly alarmed with the situation of the proposed time change not because it doesn’t have the potential to be beneficial to our middle and high school students but rather because we are simultaneously placing over 850 students in an at risk category because we “don’t know how it will affect the Alden students.” While I appreciate the honesty of our superintendent, where is her conscience? Since when does a superintendent of schools and a body of elected officials, such as the School Committee, have the right to potentially harm a group of young, developing, pre-adolescent children? I was under the impression that their job was to protect all of Duxbury’s students by making sound decisions that benefit all. It is never a good idea to trade one control group for another. After all, the control group here is real, human children.


Why can’t we as a community go back to the board room and figure out a way to make this time change work without placing 25 percent of our students at risk? Haven’t we as a community figured out that not considering all peoples opinions alienates those who are left wondering why their voice wasn’t heard? It is my understanding that one way to make this program great is to attempt to bus all the students at the same time and

increase the amount of time these children will actually have to sleep by an hour or more. It is also my understanding that this would not be “budget neutral” as Assistant Superintendent Edwin Walsh pointed out. Simply put, if we as a town can’t afford to do it right – why are we doing do it at all? It is not in our budget right now, perhaps some day in the near future it will be. Our Society and it seems our school district official’s mentality of “vote yes now and work out the details once the change is approved” exhibits poor planning. All one must do is look at our nation’s present fiscal condition to figure out that “buying now and paying later” has disastrous ramifications. Claudia Johnston St. George Street

taxpayer money isn’t free money
n early November, Plymouth County announced that the County was facing a $250,000 deficit for the current fiscal year. In December, we received word that county revenue at the Registry of Deeds was at its lowest in thirteen years. Presently the deficit is over $650,000 for this fiscal year. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the county treasurer came before the county commissioners asking for a 14 percent pay raise for one employee that has been with Plymouth County for 14 months. This $7,300 raise would make her salary, as accountant, $62,500. The raise was granted in a 2 to 1 vote. Commissioner Jack Riordan spoke with high praise of the pay increase and voted with Jeff Welch to approve it. How does one justify a 14 percent pay raise for one employee during such dire fiscal times? Plymouth County employees were ordered to take an unpaid twoweek furlough last year and did not receive their annual cost of living raises for this fiscal year. In the midst of a huge deficit, with no bailout plan publicly discussed, Commissioner Riordan glowingly recommends this raise. Sadly, this type of arrogance and blatant disregard for taxpayers’ dollars has become typical of Plymouth County. This pay raise scheme is intellectually dishonest. It defies logic. If Plymouth County is running a deficit of $650,000 why would the county comSadly, this type of arrogance and missioners hand out a raise of $7,300? blatant disregard for taxpayers’ The county treasurdollars has become typical of er stated at the meeting Plymouth County. that it would cost the county nothing because the county health care fund would pay it. It’s free money! How does the health care fund get their money? The fund gets money through town and county employees paying their share of health care costs. The rest of the money comes from taxpayers that pay the balance of these employees’ health care. For example, Plymouth County pays 90 percent for its employees’ health care. The county collects that money from county taxes and fees. So, it is not free money, just taxpayers’ money. The county treasurer also stated that this employee’s duties have increased because of a health care fund contract with the County. Let me be clear: There has been no increase in county duties towards the health care fund. Plymouth County has always done the administrative and financial work of this fund. I am concerned about the message that this gives to our 26 towns and the city of Brockton. While these municipalities are struggling financially, cutting back on funding, laying off town employees, Plymouth County has the audacity to be giving a “selected” employee a 14 percent raise. What message does this send to the other, hard working county employees, some who have been with us for over 20 years?


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Bus change not a win/win situation ——–––––
he rationale of changing the high and middle school start times to later in the morning is to effectively synchronize the student’s physical body clock with the school schedule, thereby allowing the high and middle school students’ to be in school during their most alert hours and achieve their full academic potential. The proposed change has a detrimental effect on Alden students however; as experts recommend K-5th grade students get 11 hours of sleep a night. Switching the start times is a win/lose solution, one group of student’s benefits, and one group of students suffers. At the Dec. 10 School Committee


Meeting Sue Skeiber was quoted as saying “The pro is the high school and middle school kids would get more sleep, the con is having the Alden kids at the bus stop at 6:45 am.” A win/win solution whereby all students can be in school during their most alert hours and achieve their full academic potential should be sought, thereby eliminating the con in the quote above. This is not easy to accomplish logistically. The ultimate goal is an improvement in time management, increasing flexibility in the busing schedule during contract negotiations will help. For the fourth year in a row, Alden School has failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress

Sad to see Sun go –––––––––
am also saddened to hear of the closing of the Sun Tavern. Linda Garrity’s contribution in the “Opinion” section brought back fond memories. Forty-one years ago, my bride to be and I enjoyed our first date there as young 19 year olds. I remember the meal we


ordered. “Plank Steak for Two” and distinctly recall the table we sat at. Originally from Norwell, little did we know that 32 years later we would end up residing just down the street from the historic restaurant. Its closing is unfortunate. Richard Eriksson Congress Street

in the English MCAS scores of special education students. The school also failed to meet its target for score improvement in the math scores of these students. Duxbury’s scores put it in the state category requiring corrective action. Would an earlier school start time for the Alden student’s undermine the efforts put in place to cure the below standard MCAS scores? The decision to change school start times is being made in a vacuum, in a very simplistic manner flipping the Alden/ HS/MS schedules without regard to all the possible effects of such a change. Changing a school’s start time involves many people. The individuals who are affected need to have their views heard and acknowledged so that discussions can move forward in search of common ground, and an optimal solution. Implementing an action plan that encompasses all of the stakeholder’s concerns, takes a holistic view, and works towards a solution that is well understood by all involved, is the prudent decision. It also allows each and every student the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. Mark T. Kelly Valley Street

From the ArChives
50 years ago this week ➢ Barbara Bump, 14, of Surplus Street won the ladies singles title in the Class C championship of the Mass. State Badminton tournament held at Winchester Junior High School. She and Gwin Coffin of Washington Street went on to win the ladies doubles title.
➢ Bennett’s Package Store advertised that they sold “No warm beer”, but had “ice cubes at all times.” Doris Doyle Realtor was selling a three bedroom gambrel cape with a two car garage on over an acre of land for $13,900.

25 years ago this week ➢ At the Duxbury town meeting held Jan. 30, 1984, voters approved a six percent increase in salaries and benefits for union clerical, fire, and municipal workers. The unions agreed to a two year contract with a six percent raise each year, three week vacations for five year employees, and 4 week vacations for 10-year employees.
➢ Shiretown Ford in Plymouth was selling a new 1984 Ford Thunderbird for $9483, and Towne Comfort Systems was selling home heating oil for $1.14 a gallon.

This 1959 Tedeschi ad raffled Hi-fi console phonographs valued at $169.95 each to one lucky winner in each Tedeschi supermarket. The ad boasted a four speed record changer, and frequency ranges from 15 to 15,000 cycles.
Correction: The 1959 ad copy in last week’s Clipper erroneously labeled the car for sale as a Thunderbird. The car advertised was actually a Ford Galaxie. Oops!


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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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The Planning Board is considering whether or not a proposed subdivision off Washington Street would require the application of Duxbury’s inclusionary housing bylaw. Clark and Jane Hinkley, along with their attorney Peter Freeman, came before the board Monday to ask that their plans to subdivide their property not be subject to the bylaw, which would require at least one of the lots in the subdivision to be considered affordable. “We feel the intent of this requirement was to create one affordable [unit] for every six new housing units,” Clark Hinkley said. “We will have only created four new housing
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a simpler mechanism called an “approval not required,” or ANR proposal, where the larger parcel of land would be divided into two smaller lots. However, she believes either way the inclusionary housing bylaw applies. “I don’t think we’ve got anything to negotiate.” said Planning Board member George Wadsworth. Since the applicants were applying for a preliminary subdivision plan, and the board Clark Hinkley reads a letter to the needed to make a decision Planning Board explaining his on that issue, the board voted desire to subdivide his property. unanimously to approve the plan with several conditions, units in our effort to minimize mostly engineering issues. the impact in the disposition of The Hinkleys can now decide our property.” whether they want to proceed He went on to say that if with a definitive subdivision the town imposes this rule and application or follow the ANR requires them to sell one of process. the homes at an under-market In other business, the Planrate, it would be “very unfair ning Board also heard an apand contrary to the intent of peal from John and Cynthia the bylaw.” Reed to make a change to their His attorney had stron- driveway on Patten Lane. ger words, calling the rule “a The Reeds and their endraconian requirement on my gineer, Mark Casey of South clients.” Freeman said that al- Shore Survey Consultants, told though they would prefer to the board they believed the work out the issue, his clients change was minor and did not were willing to go to court to trigger a formal public hearsettle the matter. ing, where abutters would be Board members, however, notified and the hearing posted disagreed with the idea that in newspapers. this case was not in the spirit of The Reeds want to change the affordable housing rules. their existing road, which Chairwoman Amy Casey said was little more MacNab said she and several than a driveway, from gravel other board members were on to cobblestones to make it apthe committee that wrote the pear less public, and create a inclusionary housing bylaw. second access point. “We wrote the bylaw with Casey said that four years this in mind,” she said. “I do ago, similar work was done not see how you can avoid the and did not require a hearing. inclusionary bylaw ... part of MacNab said she was unour job here is to uphold the comfortable making a decibylaws of this town.” sion Monday night and that She pointed out that the the board needed to do some Hinkleys had two ways to pro- research. The board will take ceed, the more formal subdi- up the issue again after Town vision application process or Meeting, on March 23.

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Around Town Hall

Dean makes the scene: Friends of the Library fundraiser set

School Committee: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at the Alden School. Community Preservation Commission: Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. in the Mural Room at Town Hall.

Alternative Energy Committee: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Finance Committee: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Library Trustees: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m. in the Setter Room at the Library.

Board of Selectmen: Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. in the Mural Room at Town Hall.

Planning Board: Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. in the small conference room at Town Hall.

Fiscal Advisory Committee: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Tarkiln Study Committee: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at the Senior Center

The Friends of the duxbury Free Library announces the date of their next gala, “A Night at the sands,” on saturday, March 28, at The Library Lounge. The evening will be an elegant celebration of the 1950’s evoking the style of icons such as dean Martin and Grace Kelly. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m…will yOu make the scene along with dean? save the date and watch for dean as he travels around duxbury to check on the details for this great night. His first visit was with the library staff to get advice on some cool books from the 50’s! Where will dean show up next? stay tuned…

Entertain for education: Host a festive occasion and support Duxbury schools! “Entertaining for Education,” formerly known as, “Dinners for Duxbury,” will take place March 5-15. Host alone or with a friend. Whether it’s dinner, a luncheon, a girls’ night out, or a big shindig, the DEF is looking for parents to host an event of their choice and invite friends and neighbors. The foundation will provide the invitations. It’s a terrific way to gather with friends and support the Duxbury public schools! Interested in hosting? Call Jen Fallon at 781-934-9797 or Cattina Guimetti at 781-934-7871, or e-mail entertaining@ duxburyeducationfoundation.org.

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Grant highlight: Now Voyager Geography, Alden School. Where is Duxbury? Cape Cod? Can you locate the Charles River? Merrimack River? How about locating the Berkshire Hills? These are just a few of the questions our third graders will investigate and answer when they participate in an in-school interactive, hands-on geography program with an emphasis on Massachusetts. This grant funds the “in school field trip” offered by Now Voyager Educational Programs and introduces the students to maps and globes, using the map key, basic introduction to earth’s physical features, and Massachusetts’ geography and culture. Learn more about the DEF by visiting duxburyeducationfoundation.org.


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Wednesday Feb. 4 School Committee meeting 7 p.m. SEnd SChooL nEwS & PhoToS to editor@duxburyclipper.com ThE dEAdLinE is Monday at noon. Thursday Feb. 5 Chandler PTA meeting DHS school council meeting 5 p.m. All Choral Night 7 p.m. at the PAC

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he sold out crowd of over 800 at the Chandler Beach Blast enjoyed games, crafts, ice cream, ecology exhibits, music, hula, a seaweed monster and more! The Chandler PTA wishes to thank everyone for the success of this event including the many student and parent volunteers, Jones River Landing, Duxbury Beach Preservation Society and Duxbury Bay Maritime School.
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School lunch menu
Week of February 9
Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, pasta salad, green beans, pears, apple juice. Tuesday: Cheese quesadilla with all the fixins’, side of chili, corn, salsa, sour cream, lemonade. Wednesday: Deli day, roasted turkey or lean ham, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pasta salad, pickle spear, juice. Thursday: Twister, crispy or spicy, curly fries, carrots, peaches, juice. Friday: Homemade pizza, cheese or pepperoni, garden salad, Valentine cake, juice. daily Lunch Options: Salad bar, specialty sandwiches, soup and more.

Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, sweet peas, peaches, apple juice. Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, mashed potato, corn, dinner roll, grape juice. Wednesday: Pasta with sauce, or butter, green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, pears, grape juice. Thursday: Nachos with all the fixins, carrots, salsa, sour cream, pineapples, lemonade. Friday: Homebaked pizza, cheese or pepperoni, garden salad, Valentine cake, juice. daily Lunch Options: Soup for $1, pre-made salad; Mon.: turkey, cheese and bacon, or burger, Tues.: bagel or PB & Jelly , Wed.: buffalo chicken or burger, Thurs.: bagel or pizza, Fri.: BLT or PB & Jelly


Monday: Meatball sub, crinkle fries, sweet peas, pumpkin seeds, juice. Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, mashed potato, corn, applesauce, 100th day 100 calorie oreos, juice. Wednesday: Nachos with seasoned beef, carrots, salsa, sour cream, pineapples, juice. Thursday: Elbows with butter or sauce, green beans, dinner roll, juice. Friday: Heart shaped nuggets, rice, corn, Valentine cookie, fruit punch. daily Lunch Options: Salad of the day, Mon. Wed. Fri.: Uncrustable dragon sack, bagel with yogurt, Tues. Thurs.: Pizza, sandwich of the day


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Monday: Fresh slice pizza, caesar salad, sweet peas, green apples, juice. Tuesday: Chicken patty on a roll, pretzels and raisins, carrot and celery sticks, 100th day 100 calorie oreos, juice. Wednesday: Nachos with all the fixins, carrots, salsa, sour cream, pineapples, juice. Thursday: American chop suey, green beans or side salad, bread stick, juice. Friday: Heart shaped nuggets, rice, corn, Valentine ice treat, fruit punch. daily Lunch Options: The Max whole grain pizza, dragon sacksandwich of the day, salad of the day.


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1:13 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported at Duxbury High School. 6:22 a.m. Caller on Plumfield Lane reports annoying phone calls from ex-boyfriend. 1:55 a.m. Motor vehicle drove half way off loading dock on Summer Street. No injuries. 2:48 p.m. Party reports missing wallet in area of Hall’s corner. 4:32 p.m. Officer reports large tree limb in road on Franklin Street. 5:06 p.m. Ambulance transported person from Pine Point Road to South Shore hospital.

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Duxbury police log
Saturday, Feb. 24
4:37 p.m. Caller locked out of motor vehicle on Saint George Street.
flaps open. Flaps reported left open so that fumes do not build up in the buses.

3:17 a.m. Suspicious vehicle parked at residence on Tremont Street. 3:04 p.m. Officer reports kids fighting on school bus on King Caesar Road. 8:22 a.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Kingstown Way.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

4:31 p.m. Caller reports young children broke a window on a barn on Standish Street.

11:54 a.m. Officer assisted caller with keys locked in car on Maple Pond Lane. 12:47 p.m. Woman reports theft of credit card from purse.

8:48 a.m. Motor vehicle went off the northbound Route 3 exit ramp into a snowbank.

8:18 a.m. Keys locked in car on Washington Street.

7:16 a.m. Telephone wire down on West Street. Verizon notified. 9:46 a.m. Disabled truck reported on Lincoln Street. 10:12 a.m. Animal control officer assisted with swan in road on Valley Street.

Monday, Jan. 26

10:09 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Tremont Street.

6:51 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Summer Street. One injured party transported to Jordan Hospital. Citation issued.

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12:57 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Tremont Street. No injuries. 9:40 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported at the town forest on Mayflower Street.

9:41 p.m. Caller reports possible disoriented operator on Washington Street. Search was negative. 11:15 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked in a lot on Summer Street.

9:48 p.m. Caller on Mayflower Road complains of dog barking. Area search was negative. 7:19 a.m. School recourse officer requested assistance with traffic at school. 1:36 p.m. Suspicious white Ford sedan reported going in and out of driveways on Lincoln Street. 10:58 a.m. Missing dog reported on Marshall Street.

Friday, Jan. 23

1:29 a.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Kingstown Way. Person arrested for speeding, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and OUI. 10:29 a.m. Caller on Valley Street reports large swan in the road impeding motor vehicles. 3:12 a.m. Minor motor vehicle accident on Mayflower Street.

Sunday, Jan. 25

9:32 p.m. Caller filed a noise complaint for loud music on Union Bridge Road. Area search negative. Called again at 10:08 p.m. Officer stayed in area to see if it started up again.

8:34 p.m. Citation issued for motor vehicle stop on Tremont Street.

4:27 p.m. Party in station to complain of ongoing problem with neighbor’s dog on Lake Shore Drive. Party feels the situation is getting threatening.

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3:13 p.m. Party reports footprints in the snow near windows of home on Tremont Street. No entry was gained or attempted. Police to provide extra patrols.

3:05 p.m. Caller reports youth throwing snowballs at cars on Chandler Street.

10:47 a.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Tremont Street. Citation issued.

12:27 p.m. Officer called in to keep the peace in a civil matter on King Phillips Path.

8:52 p.m. Caller on King Phillips Path reports seeing flare go off in the area of a nearby pond. Fire Department and harbormaster notified. Area search was negative.

1:50 p.m. Caller reported two males acting suspicious in parking lot on Depot Street and left area in motor vehicle. Officer unable to locate motor vehicle. 2:21 p.m. Party reports the school buses at Chandler left fuel

Plymouth officer charged with firing gun near local residence
A Plymouth police officer who told local police he fired a gun at a coyote near his Bianca Road residence was in court last Thursday for a pretrial hearing. Kevin Coakley, 52, of Bianca Road was summonsed to Plymouth District Court last fall on charges of discharging a firearm near a highway, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and possessing a large capacity of firearms, all stemming from a Sept. 6 incident. Duxbury police were called to Bianca Road on Sept. 6 by a neighbor who told police he had heard gunshots from the house next door. A state trooper who also lived in the area confirmed he had heard three distinct shots, according to reports. The neighbor told police he had seen a vehicle exit the garage and the driver get out, then heard the shots and saw the driver get back in the car and pull into the garage. When police questioned Coakley in his home, he allegedly told them he had fired his gun at a coyote and said the gun — a Glock semi-automatic pistol — was his department-issued weapon. Police later learned the gun had not been issued to Coakley by the Plymouth Police Department and that, while the gun was registered to Coakley, he did not have a valid license to carry firearms. Police also found a 13-round magazine with the Glock and a .40 caliber handgun in Coakley’s vehicle, according to reports. Coakley faces up to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine for the first charge and up to three months or a $100 fine for the second. District court does not have final jurisdiction for the third charge. Coakley, who pled not guilty to the charges, is due back in court on March 20 for a pretrial hearing. A call placed to Coakley’s attorney, Tim Kelliher of Plymouth, was not returned by press time.
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All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately it did on Friday night in Duxbury when the Hingham Harbormen avenged a season-opening loss to the Dragons and ended their host’s 15-game winning streak with a 77-76 OT win.
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To say that Hingham earned every bit of their win would be an understatement. However, when your opponent visits the free throw line 41 times and you only get eight attempts yourself, it’s an uphill climb to make up the difference. Despite the lopsided numbers, the Dragons had plenty of opportunities to win the game, but shot themselves in the foot on many occasions with poor defense, a lack of rebounding, and turnovers at crucial points in the game. “I thought our defense was horrible in the first half,” said Duxbury Coach Gordon Cushing. “We hadn’t given anyone 37 points all year in the first half and we just let them drive down the key. Then at the end of the game you can count five bad plays where we didn’t take care of the basketball.” It was obvious that both teams were up for the game, as it was tied at 4-4 in the first minute of play with Hingham’s KC Murphy controlling the boards down low and Duxbury’s Mark Brust hitting from outside. Hingham’s CJ Taylor was also proving to be a handful for the Duxbury defense, as he

hit for five straight points for a 9-6 lead, forcing Cushing to insert 6’7” Aaron Kramer, who made an impact underneath by tying the game at 13-13 with less than three minutes left in the quarter. Once Sam Davidson put the Dragons up 15-13, the Harbormen responded with a 7-0 run and ended the first quarter with a 20-15 lead. Hingham’s Kevin Lally continued to drive the lane in the second quarter, penetrating to the basket or dishing off to Murphy underneath for his team’s biggest lead of the night at 33-25 with 3:24 left in the half. An 8-4 run highlighted by a pair of threes from Davidson and Brian Grossman closed the first half with Duxbury trailing 37-33. The Hingham lead remained steady at 43-39 less than three minutes into the quarter, but a three-point play by Kramer and a bomb from outside the arc by Mike Casal had the Dragons ahead 45-43 with 4:35 on the clock. A 10-4 Hingham run put the Harbormen up 53-49, only to have Brust bury a threepointer with 42 seconds to go to create a barnburner for the final eight minutes. Fouls were piling up on Duxbury’s side of the score sheet, as Hingham built a 6157 lead with 4:31 to go in the game on a Murphy free throw that forced Grossman out of the game with his fifth foul. The chess game began in the final four minutes, as both coaches strategized during timeouts. A free throw from Kramer, and baskets by Ian Whitney and Brust had Hing-




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laND OF tHe GIaNtS: Duxbury center aaron kramer grabs a rebound over Hingham’s kC Murphy during the Dragons’ first loss of the season to Hingham on Friday night in Duxbury.

ham’s lead down to 65-64 with 1:14 to go and the Dragons in possession. Cushing called a timeout with :50.7 left to call a play, but a sloppy pass was picked off by Taylor with :39 to go that killed a golden opportunity and sent the junior to the line, where he missed both free throws. Brust was fouled at the other end and made a pair of freebies to take the lead at 6665, only to have Lally hit one of two from the free throw line that tied the game at 66-66 with 28 seconds remaining. It looked like Duxbury was in perfect position to take home the win when they put

the ball in the hands of Brust with 17 seconds remaining in the game. But the senior AllStar was forced to the sidelines where he was trapped and stripped of the ball before tying it up with the possession arrow in favor of Hingham. A Taylor shot from the corner was short as the buzzer sounded, sending the game in overtime. The lead went back and forth during OT with a Casal three-pointer and a Brust basket taking brief leads before Davidson fouled out with 1:42 to go giving Brett Caneppa a pair of free throws that put the visitors ahead for good.
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Religious services
First Baptist
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SenD ChurCh liStingS to events@clipperpress.com or fax to 781-934-5917. the DeaDline is Friday at noon. choir rehearsal in the evening. Thursday evenings, adult choir rehearsal. Friday, AA meeting, 7 p.m. First Monday of each month, God On Tap, 7 p.m., at the Winsor House.

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. Junior Choir, 9:15 a.m., Senior Choir, 9:30 a.m., HIP youth group, 6 p.m., Buddhist group, first and third Sunday at 7 p.m. “You and your Aging Parent:” Meeting times are Feb. 4, 18, 25, Mar. 4 an Mar. 11at 7:30 pm at First Parish Church. Leader: Betsy Stevens. “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change” workshop, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Alliance Pot Luck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 7.

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Artist demonstration. Three recognized area artists will simultaneously demonstrate their artistry and skills during the Plymouth Guild for the Arts’ Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb.10 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and observe Anne Heywood, Robert Mesrop and David Monteiro at work as they create three individual visions of a landscape photograph in pastel, watercolor and oils. The Plymouth Guild is located at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. Plymouth. For more information, go to plymouthguild.org.

Holy Family
holyfamilyduxbury.org Rev. Bryan Parrish 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Sat., 5 p.m., Sun., 7 a.m. and 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: Mon.-Sat., 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Daytime Bible study Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wed., 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fri., 6:45 a.m.

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All Band Night. Duxbury Schools presents All Band Night, 7 p.m. at the PAC. Seniors’ Valentine Social. The Plymouth Public Library’s Outreach/ Senior Services Department will host the fourth annual Seniors’ Valentine Social from 2-4 p.m. in the Library’s Otto Fehlow Meeting Room at 132 South St. Plymouth. To reserve your place, call Sharon LaRosa at 508830-4250, x219, TTY at 508-7475882, or the Sunrise Assisted Living at 508-746-9733 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, Feb. 5
DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (for chidren ages 5-12) will begin a new session on Thurs. Feb. 5 and will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday through May 14 at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St. This is a weekly support group and seminar for those who are recently separated or divorced. DivorceCare for Kids combines games, crafts, music, activities and DVD drama to create an atmosphere where children can feel comfortable. Call 781-585-3419 for details and to register. Cost is $25 for the first member of each family and $12 for each additional family member. All Choral Night. Duxbury Schools presents All Choral Night, 7 p.m. at the PAC.

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. Bay Path Nursing Home Ministry held Sundays at 2 p.m. at 308 Kingstown Way. Wednesdays the Sacred Youth Ministry will meet at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. and Men’s Bible study will meet in the Atkinson Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. and a men’s prayer breakfast will be held Saturday Feb. 7 at 7:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study is held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (for children ages 5-12) will begin a new session on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6:308:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Church
pilgrim@pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Assoc. Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday schedule: Worship Service, 10 a.m., Pilgrim Ringers – 8:30 a.m., Junior Choir – 9:00 a.m., Teen Choir – 11:15 a.m., Kids Klub – 2:30 p.m., Junior Youth Fellowship – 5:00 p.m. Church office hours, Mon., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Mon.Fri., 7 a.m-6 p.m. Ladies Bible Study is held on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m. Open Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Men’s Group meets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Mandatory mission trip meeting will be held Feb. 6 at Deacon’s Retreat at Tufankjian.

Democrats to hold caucus in Duxbury. Registered Democrats in Duxbury will be holding a caucus at The Duxbury Free Library, in the Merry Room, Alden Street on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. to elect seven delegates and three alternatives to the 2009 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Duxbury. For caucus information call chair, David O’Connell at 781-934-0991. Mass Audubon presents “Desserts and Destinations: Downeast Maine.” Presentation at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main Street in Marshfield, on Saturday, Feb.7 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact John Galluzzo, 781-837-9400 x7909.

Thursday Feb. 12
ZBA public hearing. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library Mural Room. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. Cece Frame is an Interfaith Minister and Unitarian who has worked for over two decades in the corporate and non-profit sectors in Human Resources, Management Consulting, and Career Coaching. Join us for this workshop, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. Duxbury. Sign-up by leaving your contact info (phone, email), with Marty Kearns, FPC church administrator at 934-6532 x2 or via email at uuduxbury@verizon. net. There are also sign-up sheets on the bulletin board outside the church office.

Friday, Feb. 6
Prepare for a British invasion. The Duxbury Free Library is planning a dance with a literary theme to be held at 7 p.m. in the Merry Meeting Room. The theme is: “The British Invasion” and participants will be dressing up as characters from British books. Therese DiMuzio will be the DJ. Tickets are $5 in advance at the library reference desk, or $7 at the door. Glassblower exhibit. From 5 - 8 p.m., La Maison du Vin Fine Wines will host glassblower Adam Waimon at an opening event that will include a Champagne tasting, coffee tasting, and appetizers. There is no charge for this event. La Maison du Vin is located at 459 Washington St. in the Sweetser’s Building. For more information call 781-9346393 or check our website at www. lamaisonduxbury.com.

sunday, Feb. 8
Duxbury Appalachia Service Project bottle and can drive. Duxbury ASP teen volunteers will hold a bottle and can drive on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holy Family Church Parking Lot. Please help out this worthy cause. ‘The Cupcake Caper.’ The Cupcake Caper, a mystery lunch theater presentation starring the High Street United Methodist Church Youth Group will be performed at 11:30 a.m. at High Street United Methodist Church, 298 High Street. The cost is $6 per ticket for both lunch and show. This is a fundraising event for the Youth Group’s mission trip to Machias, Maine in August 2009. For tickets call the church at 781585-9863 or e-mail a request to highstreetchurch@comcast.net.

Friday Feb. 13
Meet with Attorney John McCluskey. Meet with Attorney John McCluskey at the Senior Center Veteran’s office at 11 a.m. Make appt by calling 781-934-5774 x19.

United Methodist
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Sunday, adult choir, 8:30 a.m., worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship. Tuesday morning prayer, 6 a.m. Wednesday, Wired Word Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Third Friday of each month dinner is served at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month, ladies’ luncheon, 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 Feb. 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!

sunday Feb. 15
Eat Your Words. The Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s Duxbury Market are kicking off the New Year with a unique collaboration named Eat Your Words. Our first theme is the Middle East and the first event is Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Discussion of “The Bastard of Istanbul” with Georgina Chanatry at the Library, followed by a tasting of a Middle Eastern dish at Foodie’s.

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 Sundays at 6 p.m. beginning May 3.

Church of St. John the Evangelist
stjohnsduxbury.org Rev. Roy Tripp 781-934-6523 Sunday services: 8 a.m., w/music 10 a.m. Wednesday, men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist and Healing, 10 a.m., children and youth

saTurday, Feb. 7
Introduction to cake decorating at the Duxbury Free Library. Children in grades 4 to 8 accompanied by an adult, are invited to learn basic cake decorating skills on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the children’s program room. Registration is required and will begin on Saturday, Jan. 24 in person at the children’s desk or by phone 781-9342721 x115. No repeat of previous participants can be accommodated.

Monday Feb. 9
All String Night. Duxbury Schools presents All String Night, 7 p.m. at the PAC.

Eat Your Words. The Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s Duxbury Market are kicking off the New Year with a unique collaboration named Eat Your Words. Our first theme is the Middle East. Highlights are: Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Discussion of “The Bastard of Istanbul” with Georgina Chanatry at the Library, followed by a tasting of a Middle Eastern dish at Foodie’s. Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., Children’s Stories of

Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.

Tuesday Feb. 10
Cooking classes at Foodie’s. Gentlemen only please, from 6–7:30 p.m. Laura will lead a class on making a romantic Valentine dinner for your sweetheart. This class is $25 and includes a wine and cheese

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Duxbury Clipper

By mary BetH Goldman

Question of the Week

What do you talk about when getting your hair cut?

“Families – hers, mine and of course, hair styles!” Joyce Bouchard Palmer St.

“Sports – the Red Sox, the Bruins, the Patriots. I don’t really watch the Celtics.” Bill Dunnmore Bay Rd.

“What I should do about my hair color! She says to leave it alone!” lorraine kunz Reservoir Rd.

“Children – mine, hers, her grandchildren.” Robin kelley Chandler St.

“How our businesses are going and my wonderful customers!” Randy Goldman Cherry lane

the Middle East recommended for ages 4 – grade one with an adult at Foodie’s. March 2, 10 a.m., tour of the store with a sampler of Middle East ingredients at Foodie’s, $5 per person, March 10, 6 p.m., cooking class: Middle Eastern Cuisine at Foodie’s, $25 per person, March 15, 2 p.m., discussion of “Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil” with Georgina Chanatry at the Library, followed by a tasting of a Middle Eastern dish at Foodie’s. For more information, call the Library at 781-934-2721 x100 or e-mail dulib@ocln.org. Library Vacation week activities. The Duxbury Free Library offers the following activities during school vacation week: A Photo Craft Program for children in grades five and six on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the children’s program room. Participants will create a beautiful “Friends and Family” photo folio with the 10 or more photos they bring of friends, family, or pets. Picture Book Films for preschool through grade two with an adult will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Merry Room. Come and watch animated versions of several popular picture books.

Bring your own snacks. Tricksters and Noodleheads, a comic program suggested for children in grades one and up, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Merry Room. Come watch the antics of Sparky’s Puppets portray some crafty animals and foolish people in a medley of silly folktales. Children in grade 2 and under must be with an adult. Please, no children under age 5 for this program. Register online, in person, or by phone for these programs beginning Feb. 5. Lifeguard classes at Percy Walker Pool. The pool is now enrolling for February vacation. Recertification for lifeguarding and CPR classes are also available. Please contact Tiasa by phone at 781-934-2464 or at the pool office for more information. Juicy Living, Juicy Aging. Don’t miss this PBS Television Show LIVE Taping of ‘Juicy Living, Juicy Aging’ starring Loretta LaRoche, public television’s original stress-expert, at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets for the PAC are available at www.lorettalarocheproductions. com, or 508-747-1340 and all FYE stores. Doors open 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Due to taping, doors close promptly; no admittance after 7:30 p.m. There is also a chance to win free tickets. Send Loretta your juicy story of who inspires you and how they do it. Finalist chosen will receive complimentary tickets to Loretta’s PBS Show live Taping, a pre-show tour back stage and a post show wrap party with Loretta! Entries must be received by Feb. 13 – e-mail entries to contests@lorettalaroche.com. For more details on this contest visit www.lorettalaroche.com Antique show. The 28th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show will be held on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at DHS to benefit the Duxbury High School Athletic Program. Volunteers are still needed for the show. Please contact Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111 if you would like to help.

duxbury.ma.us and are available at Town Hall. Residents can purchase their beach stickers at a reduced rate by mailing in their application postmarked by March 2. You and your Aging Parent. As our parent age, we are increasingly involved in family discussions about their future lives and care. Join with others as we tackle some of aging’s hard questions and search for solutions. The text, ‘Caring for Your Aging Parents’ by Hugh Delahanty and Elinor Ginzler will be the text and is available at Westwinds Bookstore. Meeting times: Feb. 4, 18, 25, and Mar. 4 and 11 at 7:30 pm at First Parish Church. Leader: Betsy Stevens. Call Marty Kearns, Church Adminstrator at 934-6532 x2 to leave your name, phone number and/or e-mail. Drop In Storytimes. At the Duxbury Free Library. Programs include: Toddler Tales, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., age 3 and under, Drop In Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., age 3 and under and Gather ‘Round Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m., for preschoolers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. For more information, check the children’s pages on the library Web site at duxburyfreelibrary.org. 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. Burnt Toast Bi-Weekly. Meets at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, at the Duxbury Free Library and produces a literary newspaper. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x115 or visit the library Web site at duxburyfreelibrary. com. Caregivers Support Group. Meets at 6:30-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. Sponsored by the Norwell VNA and Hospice. For more information, call 781-659-2342. Strength Training Class. Meets from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street with Missy Walker, certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. Cost is $7. For more information, call 781934-5774 x15. Book a Librarian. The Duxbury Free Library is offering 30-minute one-onone sessions to assist patrons in their life long learning quests. Information or using computers, you name it we will help. For an appointment or for

more information, call 781-934-2721 x131. Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, guitarist and vocalist. Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. The next scheduled office hours will be Feb. 19. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-722-2305. 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. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-9342721. Senior Citizens Club. Meets on the first Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781-585-9242. NIA Holistic Movement Class. Meets on Fridays at the Senior Center. Class is $6 per person. For more information, call Linda at 781934-5774 x15. 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. God On Tap. Meets 7-9 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Winsor House on Washington Street. Sponsored by St. John The Evangelist Episcopal Church. For more information, visit the website at stjohnsduxbury.org. 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. 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.

Beach and Transfer Station Stickers. The Town of Duxbury is currently accepting applications for beach and transfer station stickers. Applications can be downloaded from the town Web site www.town.

Prepare for a British invasion!

In preparation for the British Invasion teen dance in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free library, on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. the members of the Bookmarks, the teen book group that meets weekly at the library, is planning some festive activities. a re-enactment of the French taunting scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be shown, karaoke of classic British pop and rock standards will take place, the girl band, the Pink tuxedoes, will perform Beatles tunes, a costume contest will result in many tacky prizes, and general frivolity will ensue. any South Shore teen who loves all things British is invited. Costumes are optional but encouraged. tickets are $5 in advance at the reference desk of the Duxbury Free library, or $7 at the door.


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Take a trip to Oz
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of Oz is the fabulous tale of Dorothy Gale, a young orphan being raised by her doting Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Chafing at her constricted life on the Kansas prairie and shocked into action by the threat of losing her beloved dog, Toto, Dorothy decides to run away. Second thoughts send her home, but she is overtaken by a tornado and a bump on the head that send her and Toto on a timeless journey into a realm of wonder, peopled with characters oddly similar to her loved ones back in Kansas. Kerry’s wistful singing of the show’s signature song, “Over the Rainbow,” captured every bit of the longing and wonder inherent in the piece. Woven through the rest of the show is Kerry, Matt, Brian, and Riley’s splendid skill at playing off one another. Comic dances, solos, and ensemble parts all Student director ellie Clough showed the quartet’s skill in setting and keeping real interaction. The interplay weaves the show’s layers of meaning together into the complex fabric of this coming-of-age classic. By the end of the work, the full paradox of Dorothy’s wanderlust adventure and deep-rooted love of home and family stands as an integrated whole. A tall order for a high school troupe, and they pulled it off beautifully. There were too many standout performances for me to list them all. The show was a seamless and powerful smash. I loved it. Too many back-stage victories as well. Special effects, set design, costumes and crew all worked smoothly to move the story forward despite its complexity. There’s a good reason why theater music is scored with “vamps” to work through tricky scene and costume changes. This team used them smoothly and confidently, and the result was a polished gem. Student Director Ellie Clough told me after the show that her job was a pleasure. “It was fabulous to work with this cast,” she beamed. The work began in mid-October, and grew to include more than 75 high school and 100 elementary school children. The joy of these younger performers burst right over the footlights. Despite the remarkably complex choreography and block required, all the children sparkled. They obviously had a wonderful time. Even Lucy, playing Toto, worked out smoothly. Along with student directing duties, Ellie Clough was the chief Toto-wrangler during the star’s off-stage interludes and key exits. The secret? Rattle a box of kibbles, and Lucy will exit every time. Ellie and the cast worked with Lucy about three weeks before opening night. In the end, Ellie and nearly 200 Duxbury children will never forget their trip to Oz. They’ll know that Dorothy broke for all of us the boundary between “my own back yard” and the wonders that await us beyond the rainbow.

HIGH FlIeR: Duxbury’s Brian Grossman goes to the basket uncontested during Friday night’s game with Hingham. Photo by David Grossman

Harbormen hand Dragons their first loss
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Trailing 74-73, the Dragons turned the ball over with 1:25 on the clock, giving way to another Taylor basket and a 76-73 lead. A hustle play by Hingham earned possession with :18 left, eventually sending Mike Perry to the line where he missed the first and buried the second for the game-clincher. “Those mistakes at the end

of the game really get magnified,” said a disappointed Cushing. “You make them in the first half and forget about them, but in the end when it comes down to four or five possessions you’ve got to do a better job. We didn’t even get a shot in regulation when we had a chance to win it. We turned the ball over two or three times and we fouled when we shouldn’t and put them at the line. We’ve got to

play better than that and we’ll learn from it.” Leading the way for Duxbury was Brust with 31 points, while Kramer (14) and Grossman (12) also hit for double figures. The Dragons (15-1) have another big game on Friday night when they travel to Scituate to take on the Sailors, who lost to Duxbury, 61-60, in the season’s second game.

Softball registration opens

Girls in grades 3-6 can sign up for February vacation softball at duxburyyouthsoftball.org. Registration for spring softball continues for girls in grades 1-8. If you have any question, you can call Bill Farquharson at 781-934-7036.

Duxbury sophomores Julia Nee and Jon McKinley qualified for the Elite Coaches Meet over the weekend at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. The top 24 athletes in each track & field event are invited to the Elite Coaches Meet. Nee posted a season best in the 300 meters with a time of

Duxbury pair in Elites

43.07 to finish 18th in the 24woman field, while McKinley posted a season best in the one-mile with a time of 4:29.22 to finish 12th out of 19 runners. Johnny Gregorek of Somerset won the mile event in 4:20.57, while Samantha Stabile of Haverhill won the women’s 300 meters in 41.07.

FaSt BReak: Duxbury’s Mark Brust dribbles the ball down the Hingham sideline, closely followed by a Harbormen defender. Photo by David Grossman

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Dragons’ Den
Sports Editor Mike Halloran • sports@duxburyclipper.com

Muncey hat trick sinks Falmouth
The Lady Dragons made up for an early season tie (2-2) with Falmouth by scoring early and often to record a 6-1 win over the Clippers on Saturday afternoon at The Bog.
Duxbury Falmouth By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com


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The victory qualifies Duxbury for postseason play with a 10-2-1 and seven games left in the regular-season schedule. The story of the night was the play of Duxbury’s first line of senior captain Meg Muncey, junior Kaitlin Sullivan, and sophomore Brianna Connolly, who dominated play and accounted for all six Duxbury goals. Sullivan scored the first of her two goals less than four minutes into the game when Connolly rushed into the zone and fired on net, only to have the rebound come back out to Sullivan, who poked it past Falmouth goaltender Mariama Hesek for a 1-0 lead. Just over two minutes later Muncey notched the first goal of her hat-trick night when her line kept the puck in the offensive zone for several shots on net. Muncey was perfectly positioned to knock home the rebound of a Connolly shot for a 2-0 lead. Falmouth was cracking early under the Duxbury pressure, as Clipper star Shalyn Callahan went off for elbowing at the eight-minute mark. The lead grew to 3-0 with 5:33 left in the period, as Sullivan once again picked up a loose puck after a Hesek save, and promptly put it past the beleaguered netminder. Falmouth got its first serious scoring bid a couple of minutes into the second period, as Devon Seibt broke in from her left wing slot, but couldn’t beat Duxbury netminder Julia Hannon. Despite a Duxbury power-

play, the Clippers kept the score close until midway through the period when Muncey tallied her second goal of the night for a commanding 4-0 lead with 6:17 showing on the clock. The goal sent Hesek to the bench, and Molly Copeland got the call in hopes of stopping the bleeding. She experienced much the same as her teammate did, as Duxbury’s first line was relentless in the Falmouth end. After Sullivan stormed into the offensive zone and fired a shot on net, Copeland left a rebound and Muncey poked it inside the right post for a 5-0 lead and her third goal of the afternoon. Duxbury’s final goal of the night was a thing of beauty, as Sullivan sent a pass to Connolly in the slot, where she deflected it toward the far post, eluding Copeland for an insurmountable 6-0 lead with a minute left in the middle stanza. Despite back-to-back power-play opportunities early in the third, the Clippers couldn’t put one past Hannon until 1:12 remained in the game, when Brenna Callahan split the Duxbury defense and went in alone on Hannon and picked the top right corner to ruin her shutout bid. “They had one player (Shalyn Callahan) we had to focus on and we did a good job of eliminating her right away,” said Duxbury Coach Friend Weiler. “We haven’t been finishing lately, but this week we worked on going to the net hard and keeping the feet moving, and tonight they hit the ground running. I’ve been telling them they can skate with anyone when they bring their ‘A’ game and they did tonight.” After Wednesday night’s game with Barnstable on the Cape, the girls will return home on Saturday afternoon to entertain Martha’s Vineyard at The Bog at 3:20 p.m.

a NIGHt tO ReMeMBeR: kaitlin Sullivan raises her stick to celebrate her first goal of the game. Sullivan had a big night with two goals and four assists in the lady Dragons’ 6-1 win over Falmouth. Photos by Mike Halloran

IN HOt PURSUIt: Duxbury’s Christine Fallon chases down Falmouth’s Mikayla Sweeney.


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It was a busy week for the Duxbury boys’ swim team, as they breezed past Randolph and Scituate/Cohasset, but lost its first meet of the year to BC High in its toughest test of the season. Despite several season-low swims, the Dragons managed just four first-place finishes in the loss to the Eagles.
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Swimmers suffer first loss
enough, as the team settled for second despite posting a blistering 1:46.16. Chaisson was the only Duxbury swimmer to take two firsts, as he dusted everyone in the 200-yard individual medley with a personal best of 2:03.47. Lucas Wojciekowski also registered a top time taking third in a State qualifying time of 2:14.47. The senior cocaptain also cruised to a win in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.97) just ahead of Art and Barry Su, who placed third and fourth, respectively. Neves fought hard for first in the 50-yard freestyle, winning by 2/10 of a second in 23.37. Barry Sue took fourth in the event with a personal best 24.19. Several other swimmers erased their previous best times in the meet, with Art Su qualifying for States in the 200yard freestyle (1:58.81), and Drew Husted zipping to a 53.22 (fourth) just behind Neves (52.09) in the 100-yard freestyle. In other action, Ng was the top Duxbury swimmer in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.57), finishing an eyelash ahead of Wojciekowski (1:00.75). Crowell was the top finisher in the 100-yard back-


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SPReaDING HIS wINGS: Jon Ng competing in the 200-yard medley relay. Photo by Karen Goldberg

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The anticipation for this meet starts at the beginning of the year, as BC High is always a powerhouse. The first event featured Cam Crowell, Hunter Chaisson, Jon Ng and Bernardo Neves in the 200-yard medley relay. The race was fairly even until the midway point when Duxbury dropped to about a half body length behind. Neves’ yeoman effort swimming anchor wasn’t

The cold weather didn’t slow down the Duxbury girls’ swim team, as they dunked Randolph and Scituate in a double header last week with the Lady Dragons tipping Randolph, 45-24, and winning 10 of 11 events.
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stroke (third) with a 1:07.72. Ian White took third in the diving (126.60), and Zelvis was third in the 500-yard freestyle. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Neves, Barry Su, Chaisson and Husted rose to the challenge, producing another season best 1:36.28 for second. The B relay team of Andrew Sommer, Jon Ng, Ike Fontaine and Art Su also raced to a season-low time. It was a little easier on Saturday, as the Dragons won 9879 over a combined Scituate/ Cohasset squad. Duxbury stepped out to an early lead winning the 200-

yard medley relay by nine seconds (Crowell, Chaisson, Ng, and Neves). Art Su kept the momentum going winning the 200-yard freestyle by 10 seconds, with Ben White tying for second. Not to be outdone, Chaisson won his event (200-yard IM) by a whopping 11 seconds. He later coasted to another easy win in the 100-yard backstroke (57.22) over Crowell (1:02.03). The 50-yard freestyle was a splash fest, as Neves faced off against a speedster and won his event only by 4/10 of a second. Husted was fourth in 25.63.

Barry Su punched his ticket to the state championships, swimming a personal best in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.78), nipping out brother Art (second). In the 100-yard butterfly, Wojciekowski was challenged by teammate Ng, but won in a 1:00.03 photo finish. Neves motored to another close win in the 100-yard freestyle (57.28), just touching out Husted, who raced a season low 57.63 Crowell coasted to an easy win in the 500-yard freestyle, just ahead of Ben Zelvis (third) and Ben Potash (fourth). Art Su, Wojciekowski, Crowell and Husted teamed to win the 400-yard freestyle relay. “We are improving every meet, and as we wind down the regular season, we will be ready for League Championships,” said Duxbury Coach Jay Craft. Duxbury (9-1) should have a strong showing at the League Diving Championship on Thursday at Middleboro High School (3:30 p.m.) and the League Swimming Championship on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at the Hancock Pool in Quincy.


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Freshman Avery Riddle led the charge by taking two blue ribbons in the 200-yard individual medley (2:30.72) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:09.66). Senior co-captain Gaby Pipp took care of business in the 100-yard freestyle, topping teammates Lindsay Currier and Anna McGeady. Krista Librett will go to the State Championships after zooming to a 1:07.63 qualifying time in the 100-yard backstroke, while Laura Husted posted a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle (27.53), nipping out Lindsay Jordan and Kelly Masgul. Veteran Molly Davis led a sweep of the 200-yard freestyle (2:16.18) with Husted in second and Haley Chatlin in third. In the 500-yard freestyle

Alix Brady outdid teammates Chatlin and Mary Courtney Madigan to take the top spot. Duxbury won all three relays, as upper classmen, Kaitlin Buckley, Lauren Wilson, Katie Brasington and Katelyn Buckley cruised to a 2:17.22 win in the 200-yard medley relay, while Davis, Currier, McGeady and Emily Hutchinson edged out teammates Casey Walker, Laura Nelson, Buckley and Brasington in the 200-yard freestyle. Chatlin, Davis, Riddle and Husted teamed to win the 400-yard freestyle. In the Scituate/Cohasset meet, Duxbury came from behind to score a 100-87 victory on the road. The Lady Dragons got off to a rocky start, with Madigan, Wilson, Maddie Aglow and Hilary Dudley just missing the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay. However, the determination of several experienced swimmers brought Duxbury back in front and started with Sarah Goldberg winning the 200-yard freestyle by four seconds, followed closely by Coghlan and Chatlin. Buckley motored to first in the 200-yard individual medley, topping senior co-captain Pipp and Dudley in the event. Next up was Goldberg, who sprinted to a State qualifying time in the 50-yard freestyle, inching out Hutchinson

COMING UP FOR aIR: Sarah Goldberg strokes her way to a win in the 200-yard freestyle.
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and Husted. Even with a 43-35 lead, the Dragons could not relax. Sam Tougas, Kelly Masgul and Brady entered the diving competition with plans to take control, but were outdone by the competition and had to settle for third, fifth, and sixth. By the 100-yard butterfly, Duxbury needed to score some points, as the lead was only eight points. Riddle raced hard, but had to settle for second (1:09.81), while Brady and Dudley finished third and fourth, respectively.

Senior co-captain Gaby Pipp took matters into her own hands and delivered a win in the 100-yard freestyle (59.50), touching out Hutchinson (second). Then, with the meet well in hand, Librett, Chatlin and Madigan swept the 500-yard freestyle. Duxbury went on to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (Husted, Davis, Pipp and Coghlan), the 100-yard backstroke (Buckley), and the 100-yard breaststroke (Kassie Sweeney). Buckley, Riddle, Hutchinson and Pipp teamed

to win the 400-yard freestyle in 4:01.68. “We have worked hard all season, and our 9-1 record is a signal that we are ready for the post-season,” said Coach Jay Craft. Duxbury should have a strong showing at the League Diving Championship on Thursday at Middleboro High School (3:30 p.m.) and the League Swimming Championship on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at the Hancock Pool in Quincy.

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It was Senior Night last Thursday in Duxbury, and it was fitting that seven of the eight senior Dragon grapplers won their matches, with five of those wins by pin.
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Senior captains Justin Carroll (130 lbs.), Colin McKenzie (145), Johnny Barrett (152), and Tyler Genereux (171) finished the final home dual match of their careers in style by pinning their Hingham opponents and giving Duxbury 24 of the team’s 43 points. Senior Pat Murphy was not to be outdone in the 189 lbs. contest, as he pinned Hingham’s Matt Constantine from the takedown. While the seniors certainly had an impressive night, Duxbury freshman Mikkel Linskey Get OFF OF MY BaCk: Duxbury got the Dragons off on the right 140 lbs. weight class. foot when he took the mat in the 119 lbs. weight class. Lin- Garrett Lincoln, and Duxbury skey went on the offensive and senior Zach Sanchez in the got the first takedown, but a 140 lbs. weight class. Sanquick reversal and back points chez, who started wrestling as by his Hingham opponent had a sophomore wasn’t fazed by the freshman down 5-2 at the the senior captain’s credentials, end of one. Linskey started taking the Hingham star to the the second period on top, and mat for a quick 2-0 lead. Linwas called for a full nelson. coln reversed to tie the score at The illegal hold gave Hing- 2-2, but another Sanchez takeham another point, but Lins- down would give him a 4-2 key narrowed the gap to 6-4 lead at the end of one. Starting with two back points. Starting the second period on bottom, the third period on bottom, the Lincoln earned a one-point hardworking freshman got an escape, only to be taken down escape and a subsequent take- again. The frustrated Hingham down. With a one-point ad- captain escaped from bottom vantage, Linskey held down again to get within one, but his opponent for the remainder that was as close as he would of the third period, giving him get, as Sanchez cruised to a 9-5 upset, much to the dismay a hard fought 7-6 win. The Duxbury lead would of the Hingham bench. After two Duxbury pins not last long, as Hingham sein the 145 lbs. and 152 lbs. nior Matt Mui made quick work of Duxbury junior Co- weight classes, Hingham lin Connolly in the 125 lbs. would get one back in the 160 match-up. Mui built a 5-0 lbs. match-up when Duxbury lead with a takedown and sent Brian O’Leary to the three back points before pin- mat in place of junior John ning Connolly with less than McGeady, who was out with a minute remaining in the first a skin ailment. The inexperienced grappler did everything period. After Duxbury returned to prevent a takedown in the the favor, senior Kyle Scola first period, but hung his head wowed the crowd with an im- just long enough to be taken mediate takedown of Hing- down in a headlock, that led to ham’s Max Goldstein in the a first-period pin. With the score now 28135 lbs. weight class. The 12 in favor of Duxbury, the overpowering senior never looked back, leading 5-0 at the Dragons dashed any hope of a end of one en route to a 12-1 Hingham comeback with two more pins before Hingham semajor decision. That set the stage for the nior captain Oisin O’Donnelly match-up of the evening be- took the mat against Duxbury tween Hingham’s top wrestler, senior Jake Roumacher in the

senior Zach Sanchez fights for a first period takedown against Hingham’s Garrett lincoln in the

215 lbs. contest. The Hingham captain led 5-0 after one when Roumacher lifted O’Donnelly to throw him back down on the mat only to have the weight of the senior captain fall on him. The mishap led to an O’Donnelly reversal, and a subsequent second-period pin. Without a heavyweight, Duxbury was forced to forfeit the next match before Duxbury junior Tim Donoghue took the mat against Hingham’s Mike Mui in the 103 lbs. match-up. Donoghue got the first takedown, but couldn’t turn Mui and settled for a 2-0 lead after one. Mui chose bottom to start the second period, and earned a two-point reversal to tie the match at 2-2. Donoghue appeared to have control and the escape as time expired in the

period, but was not awarded the point as the score remained tied. On bottom to start the third period, Donoghue would take the lead on a two-point reversal, but Mui kept fighting on bottom and his efforts would pay off, as he stunned the upperclassman by reversing and putting Donoghue on his back, earning the pin and the win. With the Harbormen now on their feet after the Mui upset, Duxbury freshman Brendan Gillis (112) appeared to be in trouble when he went down first, but the determined freshman quickly escaped before the two wrestlers exchanged takedowns, giving Hingham a 4-3 edge after one. The match would go back and forth until Gillis took a three-point lead

heading into the third period en route to an 8-5 win, and a 43-30 victory for Duxbury. The team traveled to Somerset for a quad on Saturday, but could not muster a team win with three of their key wrestlers out of the line-up. However, senior captains Colin McKenzie and Tyler Genereux, who pinned all three of his opponents, both went 3-0 with wins over Bridgewater- Raynham, Somerset, and Mansfield, extending their unbeaten streaks to 24-0. McKenzie and Genereux are the only two ranked wrestlers from the South Shore who remain unbeaten. Duxbury will host their annual team tournament this Saturday at 9 a.m. before getting ready for the Sectionals.

The talent keeps on coming

DYF needs head coaches

Anyone interested in being a Duxbury Youth Football head coach for the upcoming 2009 fall season should e-mail President Jeb Ball by Feb. 13 at JBall@Premerecolor.com. Head coaches will be voted on at the Feb. 25 DYF board meeting and announced via e-mail the following day. Another reminder is that this year we are having online registration only, so everyone must register online. We will be taking registrations until April 1.

the Duxbury Girls U14 team beat the lady Nighthawks of Marlborough 6 - 1 on Jan. 25 to win the 2009 waterville Valley Invitational. the Duxbury team won all four games giving up only two goals en-route to winning the tournament. Pictured are: Zoe Griffin, Meghan lunetta, Caroline Shaunessy, tori Sanchez, amie Varano, Monica Duggan, katie Fallon, lily Connolly, ally Hammel, Carlon Campbell, Holly Duddy, amelia Dudley, kylie Hood, Coach tony Varano, Coach Dave Hammel, Head Coach Brian Campbell. Missing from photo: Mary Donovan, emily Giumetti, Marissa Fichter. Photo by Art Fallon


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Reed Hollow Barn’s Sale Antique Sale. 20-50% off. Three days, Feb. 14, 15, and 16, 9-6. Also, a Beginner’s Painting Workshop, Sat. Feb. 14. Check online for details, www.reedhollowthriftyantiques. com Reed Hollow Barn Antiques, 476 Center St., Pembroke. 781-294-7063. Is Your Attic Overflowing? Is it becoming as cluttered as your basement? Advertise your yard sale in this space and turn those useless items into a special treat for yourself or family.

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Attention Parents of 3rd Graders Strengthen your child’s language art skills by owning your own teacher’s edition of Scott’s Foresman Reading Street. All six volumes. Excellent condition. Retail $399 - 50% savings - $99. Leave message with Barbara at 540- 966-7097 (cell).

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Grand Piano Chickering 5’7” grand piano for sale. Mahogany. Restored and in good condition. Make an offer. Call 781-834-7656.

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Birch Kitchen Table and Chairs Canadel brandy wash 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. Two Items For Sale Antique wooden rocking cradle: Overall height 28”; 33” at rocker base. Interior sleep surface 34”Lx14”Wx11”H. Corners have small turned posts w/Amish style carving on foot and sides. $250. Custom-made fireplace screen (spark guard) 42”Wx38”H. $75. Andirons, grate and tools, $75. 781-934-2779. Mahogany Bedroom Set Beautiful Renaissance mahogany set bought at Grand Rapids Furniture in Boston. Fifty years old. Double sleigh bed, dresser, bureau, two mirrors and nightstand. $700 or BO. Call 781-826-8318.

Dollhouses For Sale Victorian style - papered, finished floors, interior doors, baseboard. Various prices. Please call 781-293-5153. 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. Automobilia Collection For Sale From 50 years accumulation of die cast vehicles such as Corgi, Tootsie toy, Dinky toy etc., promotionals, farm tractors, plastic kits, and all scales. Old car magazines and books, old car and truck literature, attractively individually priced. 781-582-1523. A Piccolo Arte 237 Broadway, Hanover. Hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, glass and art. Special chocolate & shopping days. February 7 & 8. Open every Saturday, 10-6 pm & Sundays 12-5 pm. All men get $10 when they spend $50. No coupon needed. For more info, call 781-267-3766. www.apiccoloartegifts.vpweb.c om Loft bunk bed Loft bunk bed with desk, ladder, shelves, drawers. Orig. $1000, only asking $350 Good condition. Call 781-837-6194

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For Sale 4-poster mahogany double bed, $350; Service for 8 sterling silver including knives, forks, salad forks, teaspoons, soup spoons, Fairfax, $1600 - Valued at $2500 plus. 781-934-7515. White Wicker Washed white wicker three seat sofa, club chair, wing chair, ottoman and lamp table; all with bright, sun resistant, off white floral decorator pattern. Like new condition. Purchase price exceeded $6000, Asking $2,700. Call 781-934-2779.

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Paginator Wanted We are seeking a paginator for the Duxbury Clipper. Experience with InDesign, Macs a must. This is a part-time position in our Duxbury office for 15 hours a week on Monday and Tuesday. Pay range is $12-15 an hour. Send resumes and cover letters to Editor Justin Graeber at editor@duxburyclipper.com The Clipper is an equal opportunity employer.


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1 BR Furnished Condo for rent at Bay Farm, Duxbury. Completely furnished. Available by March 1. No smoking, no pets. $1250/month plus utilities. Call 239-272-1496, please leave a message. Summer Rental 4 BR, 2 bath oceanfront home on Duxbury beach. Fully appointed, including cable and internet, Gas grill, washer and dryer, sand chairs. Multi decks. No smoking, no pets. Season starts June 20 2009, Some time available in July and August Call Jim for details and terms, 508-651-2740. Ski House Rental Alton, N.H. 2 hours north of Boston. Sleeps 6-8. 20 minutes from Gunstock Ski Resort. $150/night. 3 night minimum. Weekends also available. Please call 781-447-3725. Duxbury House to Share Antique home on 2.5 acres near Rt. 3, UU Church, beach, schools and Village Center. Furnished bedroom $675 per month (first and last - 3 month minimum stay); includes utilities (A/C), WIFI, local telephone, cable, baby grand piano and bi-monthly housecleaning. Also, single car garage $200 per month, 20% off if paid in full for 6 months. Call 617-953-9444 (cell) sariesweethome@gmail.com (email). Non-smoker please. 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. 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 pvtod@aol.com. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809. Office space First floor office 288 sq. ft. $650/month terms negotiable. Highly visible location call Jim @ 617-312-0172 July Rental Former Duxbury residents seeking July rental. Several family members in town. Please email wsafe4@comcast.net with availability


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Senior Citizen Seeking Apt. Seeking 1 bedroom apartment for fomer resident, senior citizen. Preferably an in-law apartment that is centrally located. Please call 781-585-6411. 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.



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Green Harbor Rentals Two private capes. Weekly or Monthly. Beautifully furnished and finished. Vacation or corporate rentals. Modern equipped and gardens. Now through June and Sept. on. See www.homeaway.com/184284 and www.vrbo.com/98748 for details. Call Tom, 617-576-9470.


Duxbury Apartment For Rent 1 BR apt. Convenient location. Two separate entrances. $900/month. Available now. Call 781-389-0769. Duxbury Apt. For Rent Two BR with kitchen, clean and bright. Private location, set back from road, near Hall’s Corner. Heat, hot water and electricity included. $1500/month. Please call 781-291-9056. Ski Vacation in NH Charming well-furnished condo, Waterville Estates, NH. Sleeps 6, incl. family passes to multi-million dollar rec center w/two pools, jacuzzi, sauna, workout, game room. For photos and info, go to http://watervilleestates.blogspot.c om. $200/night, $1200/week, $2000/mo; Call Newmans, 603-924-4223. Residential & Commercial First floor commercial office space and office suites available. 33 Enterprise St. (Rte 3A) Duxbury. Also, 1 BR, second floor apartment. Modern appliances, A/C, W/D. No pets, no smoking. 781-934-5900

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Walkout Basement Studio Separate level/entrance of quiet home near schools, Old Cove/Powder Point. kitchenette/WC with shower/studio area bedroom. One person only, indoor cat or bird okay. No smoking. 4WD req. Duxbury references. credit check first/last, $950 includes gas/electric. Tenant-At-Will. 617-957-7605. Vermont Winter Ski Vaction Okemo Valley. Swedish-built home, large marble fireplace in great room, sleeps 10. Many amenities, 10 private acres. Eight miles to Okemo. Unbeatable rates. Call owner, 781-934-2787, or email meg.needham@gmail.com. For pics/info, go to www.cyberrental.com #172678

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Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A year-round local service. Window prices start at $5/each. We also repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install highly durable and effective gutter screens/guards. We also can repair your worn/torn window and door/slider screens. I always answer my phone! Please call cell # 508-523-9927.
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Moving/Estate Dispersal I sell most items; No lots too large or small. Estate and yard sale services available. Turn items into cash. Removal and appraisal services available. Call today. Ed, 781-585-8043. All services kept confidential. Fishing Charters Outstanding, half-day, fishing charters for striped bass and blues. Fly fishing, light tackle, & bait trips. All tackle provided. Celebrating our tenth season chartering the Massachusetts coast. Capt. David Bitters, U.S.C.G. Licensed. BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 366, Duxbury, 02331. 781-934-2838 www.baymenoutfitters.com 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 absoluteremoval@gmail.com

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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. 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? Need deliveries or pickups done? 339-933-0804/781-934-9449. Seasoned Firewood Dry Oak. Cut, split, and delivered. $95/quarter cord; $175/half cord; $300/full cord. Free delivery. Stacking available. Call Greg at 781-706-9829 (cell) or 781-585-6923 (evenings). Expert Tutor 2009 SAT/PSAT preparation: Individual and/or small group study/practice for reading comprehension, critical thinking, and persuasive essay writing skills development. Also, MCAS, ACT, and AP History and English tutorials, including college essay and research paper set-up and completion. Maurice B. Conway, Ph.D., 781-834-8790. Evening Babysitter Available evenings and weekends. Experienced. Own transportation. Local references available. Certified in pediatric first aid. Please call Laurie, 339-832-0020 (cell.) Residential Snowplowing Also, snowblowing and shovelling. Reasonable rates. Call Brett at B&B Fence, 781-291-9684.

Professional Window Cleaning Prices start at $5.00 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 Painting Plus Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. Save 50% on interior painting booked this winter. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning Fresh clean carpets & upholstery. Schedule now. Pet odor removal, Scotchguard and free deodorizing. Leather cleaning. Quality Carpet Company. Owner-operated. 508-580-4777 or 800-652-1744.

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Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Call Debbie, MC/VISA accepted. 781-585-8043. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. Lene’s Cleaning Will clean your house, office, or place of business. Reliable and efficient. Good local references. Please call anytime to set up an appointment. 774-269-2177 or 508-317-7753. 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. Roofing Snow and ice removal, repairs. Licensed and insured. Call Dana, 781-837-8995. Handyman On Call 30+ years in building trade. Small jobs - I will either do the job for you, or guide you through it. All types of projects and repairs. Free estimates. Also offering housecleaning services. Matt Lopes, 508-830-0082.

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Bob’s Plumbing Residential service calls. Install and repair, toilets, faucets, sinks, disposals, dishwashers, icemakers, hot water heaters. Drains cleared/cleaned. Gas work. Your call will be promptly returned. Call 617-212-5234 (cell). Master License #13167. Baby-Sitting is my Business 13 year old Duxbury resident with two years experience interested in babysitting children 2 years and up. Available weekends and after school. References available. $7.50/hour, .50 additional child. Call between 3-7:30 p.m., weekdays and noon-9, weekends. Home781-585-4284, 781-724-5791 (cell). A1 Top to Bottom Housecleaning Weekly – bi-weekly – monthly. One-time cleanings our specialty. Over 10 yrs. experience. Duxbury refs. Michelle (508) 291-1864. Academic/Reading Tutor Experienced local tutor specializing in organizational and study skills, Wilson Reading certified, Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell trained. College prep, essay writing, assistance with college application process. SAT prep. Help writing research papers. Flexible schedule. Please call Janet Miller, 781-536-8094.

Personal Asst./Executive Asst. Available weekends to run errands/personal shopping, pay bills/bookkeeping, perform administrative tasks, organize closets, make housekeeping and property maintenance arrangements, make appts, arrange parties and much more. $30/hour, one hour minimum. Call Marie, 781-834-3646.

Brian’s Plowing Affordable and reliable. Please call 781-589-0250. Shine Organic Cleaning Mention this ad, get $20 off first cleaning. Refer a friend for 50% discount. Cleaning services w/experience. Great references. All cleanings (houses, offices, restaurants). Free estimates. Organic or non-organic cleaning supplies. All calls returned. Call 774-269-3400/857-526-3977.

Interior Finish Work Sale Mention this ad and receive 20% off all interior finish work including kitchens, baths, etc. Decades of experience. Licensed, insured and registered #104457. Call Desmond, 781-654-1465. Babysitter/Nanny Available Experienced babysitter/nanny looking for single or multiple families to share child care. Available days, nights and weekends, own transportation. CPR certified. Please call Jennifer, 508-813-3071.

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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. Custom Design Woodworking Interior custom designed woodwork. Built-in cabinets, media cabinet systems, mantles, bookcases, wainscot, furniture, interior finish upgrades. Call Dave Drew, 781-545-4246 or cell, 617-835-9044. Housekeeping in Duxbury Residential cleaning. Safe, secure, reliable and cleanliness is priority. Will fulfill your home cleaning needs. I’m the one person you need to call. Your home will look great and smell terrific! Excellent Duxbury references. Cindy, cell# 508-574-8330. 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.

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Income Tax Preparer Bettencourt’s Walls & Ceilings Tax returns done in the privacy Painting, drywall finishing, of your home. Fast, easy, very sheet-rocking, water damage, reasonable rates. Call John @ wallpaper stripping. Specializing 781-888-4183. in interior work. Skim coating over horse hair plaster and textured ceilings a specialty. 25 years experience. Call Steve, Snowblowing 508-833-0546 or 617-922-0944 Call Richard, 781-630-0649. (cell).

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1995 V6 Camry Automatic V6 Toyota Camry. 185,000 miles. Excellent mechanical & visual condition, tan interior/exterior, V6, automatic, sunroof, security system, A/C, power everything, new tires with less than 1000 miles on them, CD/AM-FM/cassette. Well maintained. $4000 or BO. Call 781-254-0055.

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2004 Kia Sorrento Automatic, CD player, power locks and windows, roof rack, trailer hitch, new brakes and tires. 60,000 miles. Very good condition. $8500. Call 781-293-9222.

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88 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L 6-cyl 5-spd manual 1988 Wrangler 4x4. Green w/tan. Three tops. 149k. Lots of updates. $2200. 781-834-2066, Chris. 2002 Chevy Trailblazer 92,000 miles. 4WD. New brakes, new battery, new sticker. Excellent condition. All power. CD, A/C. Tow package. $7800 or best offer. Call John, 617-827-3984 (cell) or 781-934-9138 (home).

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90 M.P.G. Brand new 2008 Moped. Less than 3 miles on it. 50 c.c, street legal, no license or insurance needed. Disc brakes, no shifting, super easy to drive. $1,390. Call 781-640-8193. Hanson

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Sea Pro W/Free Winter Storage 2005 20.6’ Sea Pro. 140HP Suzuki; 4-stroke, low hours. Full canvas, swim platform, bait live well. Matrix 27 Fishfinder. Professionally maintained. 2005 Venture trailer included. Boat is currently on Duxbury Bay mooring. Free Winter Storage. $28,500 or BRO. 781-934-7731 (evenings) or 617-696-6900 (days).

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.

2003 Mercedes E 320 Silver. $20,000. Call Jim at 617-312-0172 for full details, or 781-934-2701 (home).

2002 40' Beneteau First 40.7 A sleek and sophisticated racer with all the comforts of a luxurious cruiser. Extra-roomy cockpit, fiberglass hull, single diesel engine, full sail inventory, Profurl roller furling, pear interior, deep draft 7’9, custom handrail, full electronics, and more… $165,000. St. Petersburg, FL 727-214-1590 for more information.

1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0 litre, 6 cyl - automatic 4x4. Hard top, soft top, bikini top, no top. Great vehicle. 169K. Runs great. $2500. Call 617-967-0303, Greg.

1985 BMW 535i Classic New Price - $3000. First year of 535i. Original owner. 5-speed shift. Power everything, new on-board computer. New: front-end strut housings, brakes, catalytic converter, exhaust assembly. Fully serviced, have maintenance records. recently inspected. Body in great shape. 172,000 miles averaging 1000-2000/year the last 7-8 years. Wonderful driving car! Call 781-934-9867

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2000 Mazda Millenia S Millenium Edition. 6-cyl., power everything. 127K miles, 18-22 mpg. Great driving car. Good condition. New tires, brakes, timing belt. All records. Small dent in trunk lid, CD changer needs repair. Kelly value approx. $4900, selling for $4300. 781-585-8886. 2005 Jeep Wrangler-X Rocky Mountain Edition, red with grey/black interior, 4X4, 6-speed manual, cruise control, power steering, 15 inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, A/C, 6-disc CD changer, premium sound system w/ 7 speakers,18K miles, looks new. $14,000. 781-834-2688

Junque Removal Clean-outs, appliances, furniture. Ask about our yard debris specials. Same day service. Book for Tuesdays and receive a 2004 Pursuit 2270 10% discount. Call Chuck Center console. Low hours, Teravainen at 781-582-9512. T-Top, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke, color fishfinder, GPS, live bait well, brand new aluminum Venture tandem trailer with disc brakes. $39,500. Call George, 781-603-5640. 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 4-wheel drive, leather interior, moonroof, heated seats. Loaded. Very clean. 161,000 miles with a recent engine replacement. Must see. $4950. Call 617-909-9044. 2008 Carmate Trailer Brand new - never used. Carmate enclosed 6’x12’ cargo trailer. Single torflex axle, spring assisted ramp, vent, electrical outlet, LED lighting, jackstands, radial tires. Great for landscapers, builders, toy haulers. Kingston. $3900. Greg, 339-832-1986.

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Hackney Pony Mare Twelve year old dark bay pony. Up to date on all shots, hooves and teeth. Used as companion for horse for the past six years. $500. Call 508-866-0039 Beautiful English Bulldog Puppy Red and white female. Sire and dam on premises. Healthy, happy girl! Ready to go Feb. 1. Asking $2200. Call 508-748-6754. mariondogtraining.com AKC English Chocolate Labs Ready to go home now. Certificates available. Parents have all clearances and champion bloodlines. 781-834-6632.

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Duxbury Tucked away down a quiet side road off historic Washington Street sits this exquisite Gambrel Cape! One house from the water creating scenic water views from numerous points in the home. MLS#70854079, Chris Daley, $1,399,000

Duxbury A harvest of features is evident in this expanded Colonial in picturesque neighborhood! Over 5,000 sf of living space on three floors of living. Cathedral ceilings, entertainment sized kitchen/family room. MLS#70849013, Chris Daley, $1,195,000

Duxbury Entertain in style in 2009 in your spacious ten room, four bedroom Colonial. Commercial grade kitchen, amazing great room and four decks. Windows galore offer natural light and views of built-in pool/ brick patio and outdoor fireplace. MLS#70864705, Renee Hogan, $875,000

Duxbury This spacious home offers a great entertainment floor plan. Oversized maple cabinet kitchen with center-island, granite countertops and newer appliances. A true master bedroom suite offers a dressing room, sitting room, private bath and bedroom. MLS#70822262, Chris Daley, $850,000

Duxbury Over 3,400 sf of luxurious living. Newly updated 27’x13’kitchen opens to fireplaced cathedral ceiling in the family room. Very private back yard. Beautifully decorated living and dining rooms for formal entertaining. MLS#70840946, Mark Wenham, $755,000

Duxbury Very much admired! Renovated c1825, three bedroom Farmhouse with attached three-level barn/workshop. Sunny eat-in kitchen, charming sitting/music room. Living room, dining room with window seat and custom period cabinets. MLS#70791906, Rita Strong, $599,000

Duxbury Bright and cheery family room with fireplace, Palladian windows and sliders that open to a beautiful level backyard. Screened in porch opens to a heated in ground pool and pool shed with electricity. Two rooms finished and heated in lower level. A must see! MLS#70863394, Alice Desmond, $599,000

Duxbury Great location! Oversized windows on the first floor to enjoy the gorgeous yard in a lovely neighborhood setting. Shallow stream and fishpond, outside hot/cold shower, deck, sunroom, stone fireplace, and a detached two-car garage with storage. This warm and wonderful home is full of charm! MLS#70790089, Marietta Tsinzo, $469,900

Duxbury Move right in and enjoy this picture perfect, modern, three bedroom Cape complete with a white picket fence. You will appreciate the open and bright flexible floor plan with a maple and Silestone kitchen, vaulted foyer, and fireplaced living/dining room. MLS#70863955, MaryBeth Davidson, $499,000

Pembroke This gracious showplace sets the stage for today's lifestyle with five bedrooms, magnificent great room, cathedral ceilings, ample closet space, and impressive kitchen. Wrap around farmers' porch, five fireplaces, a beehive oven, and a century old barn. MLS#70801448, Renee Hogan, $1,100,000

Tisbury Mixed-use building including a large restaurant and an additional separate licensed food service with outdoor cafe dining. Superb visibility, seconds from the ferry at the confluence of five streets. Property has numerous recent upgrades including electric and plumbing. MLS#70859978, Emil Lundin, $2,950,000

Tisbury New construction located in the Commercial Waterfront District of Vineyard Haven with 44 feet of beach front property near harbor and located across the street from the world famous Black Dog Tavern. This charming cottage offers one bedroom, one and a half baths. Stunning views! MLS#70859966, Emil Lundin, $1,299,000

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