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Police, schools top salary list
The number of employees in Duxbury making over $100,000 increased by more than 25 percent Special from 2007 to even as the Report 2008,faces shrinktown ing budgets and economic uncertainty. The number jumped to 22 in 2008 over 14 in 2007. Twelve town employees made over six figures in 2006. Sixteen members of the “100k club” were from the police department, and four from the school district. Fire Chief Kevin Nord and Town Manager Richard MacDonald also made six figures in 2008. Of the top 100 highest paid Duxbury employees, 64 are
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Top 10 TowN SALAriES Susan Skeiber School Superintendent Dennis Symmonds Police Sergeant Susan James Police Lieutenant richard MacDonald Town Manager Edwin walsh Ast. Superintendent Brian Johnson Police Sergeant roger Banfill Police Lieutenant Mark Deluca Police Chief Daniel Brown Patrol Officer Andrew Stephens DHS Principal $152,625 $126,288 $125,524 $125,025 $123,424 $118,464 $117,362 $117,198 $115,589 $112,500
SQUEAKY CLEAN: David Garrity washes one of the exterior windows at the former Tarkiln School during a cleanup effort over the weekend. Volunteers were tidying up the interior and exterior of the building to get ready for an open house March 7. The fate of a renovation project will be decided at Town Meeting on March 14. Photo by Justin Graeber
new building, built after a devastating fire, is just one of several major changes taking place at the Bay Farm Montessori School. The new building, which is located between the school’s administration building and theater, was completely destroyed in a November 2007 fire.
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Bay Farm reborn from fire Selectmen OK 40B rezoning
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Kevin Clark, head of school at the Bay Farm Montessori School, stands in front of a new school building that opened Jan 1. The old building was destroyed by fire in 2007. The new building is one of several changes coming to the school.
Duxbury selectmen voted to support rezoning a portion of the Island Creek development from residential to commercial. On Monday Selectmen Andre Martecchini and Betsy Sullivan voted to endorse Town Meeting Article 48, a bylaw change to rezone two parcels at Island Creek on
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Tremont Street from residential compatibility to neighborhood business-1. Selectmen Chairman Jon Witten did not support the zoning change. The rezoning proposal is part of a planned expansion of Island Creek under the comprehensive permit application. Developers of Island Creek have submitted a Chapter 40B application to Duxbury’s
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Big Ryan’s Tall Tales
The ever popular Big Ryan with his puppet friends, Wolf, Moose, and Alligator returns to the Duxbury Free Library on Wednesday, March 18, from 4:15-5 p.m. He will share some new Tall Tales with children in kindergarten through grade two and their accompanying adult. Advance registration is required and can be done online, www.duxburyfreelibrary.org, click calendar, by phone 781-934-2721, x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk.
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Jennifer Haigh, New York Times bestselling author of “Mrs. Kimble” and “Baker Towers,” has re-scheduled her cancelled January presentation. Ms. Haigh will read from and discuss her newest book, “The Condition,” at the Duxbury Free Library, on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. “The Condition,” portrays a gripping tale of one family’s history, illuminating the love, sadness, and enduring loyalties that define this New England family. Books will be available for purchase and signing through the courtesy of Westwinds Bookshop. Tickets for the cancelled Jan. 11 program will be honored. Additional free tickets will be available at both locations two weeks before the event. For more information about this program and other upcoming events, call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link.
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Group seeks to bring farmers market to town
A new group of volunteers hoping to bring a farmer’s market to Duxbury this summer received a boost this week as selectmen indicated they favored the idea but wanted more details before offering their full support. Laura Doherty of the Duxbury Farmers/Artisans Market Committee told selectmen that a “diverse group of people” have been meeting since January to hash out the details of bringing a farmer’s market to town. Doherty said there were successful farmers markets in Cohasset, Plymouth and Marshfield and her group felt there was enough interest to start one here. Fresh local produce, fish, lobsters, eggs and baked goods would be available at the market, as well as unique and high quality arts and crafts from local artists, said Doherty. “There is definitely a lot of need and a lot of support in town for this,” said Doherty. According to Doherty, the committee had been considering both the Town Green on Washington Street and the Tarkiln Community Center on
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o you know a neighbor who makes time every day to help out at the senior center? A co-worker who serves on town boards without asking for thanks or recognition? Then you may have a nominee for the 2009 Duxbury Community Volunteer Award. This year’s award will be held in April at the Village at Duxbury. Nomination forms are available on the Clipper Web site as well as the Village, the Library, Town Hall and Westwinds Bookshop. The nomination forms are due March 7. An advisory board of community leaders will review the nominations and pick the most deserving nominee to be the Duxbury Community Volunteer of 2009. The nomination form should include a statement describing the contributions of the nominee and how they have impacted the quality of life in Duxbury. Anyone with questions about the award can call 781-5852334 or e-mail Joanna Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Street. Due to the restrictions placed on activities on the Town Green, the committee felt Tarkiln was the best choice, said Doherty. It is on a well-traveled road and there is a large enough area for the market. Also, in the past, a farmers market was held at Tarkiln, said Doherty. The committee decided to hold the market weekly on Wednesdays from May to October from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doherty said the vendors would sell out of trucks and tables outside and would pay for a space. She envisioned there would be three to six vendors to begin with. Selectmen were concerned that having the farmer’s market at Tarkiln would conflict with the baseball games that are played there during the spring and summer. “I think this is a great idea. The issue is the location,” said Selectmen Chairman Jon Witten. Witten asked Doherty to contact the baseball organizers and the Recreation Department, which books the field, to understand the schedule of games to see if using Tarkiln would be feasible.
“I like the concept,” said Selectman Andre Martecchini. “It’s very Duxbury.” However, Martecchini said that the Tarkiln location may not be available this coming summer if the article to repair the Tarkiln Community Center for re-opening is approved by voters at the upcoming Town Meeting. Funding would be available July 1 and work would begin soon after, he said. Selectmen wondered if the O’Neil farm would work for a farmers market. Doherty said that the farm was off the beaten path and hard to find. She added that her committee had met with the Agricultural Commission and had come up with a goal and purpose at the Commission’s request. Sullivan wondered about quality control of the produce and crafts. She did not want a flea market on town land. Doherty said the committee had spoken with Duxbury’s health agent and that each vendor would have to obtain a permit from the Board of Health. She said the goal was to have more food items than crafts and that it would not end up as a flea market.
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A benefit concert will be held on March 21 at 7 p.m. at the PAC, featuring TAB and State Radio, as well as local band The Dirty Hit. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the foundation, Calling All Crows, which is helping women in Darfur, Sudan. On March 20 we will have the PAC open to the public, free of charge, to view the movie, The Invisible Children and other documentaries, some created by students at DHS. The concert is part of a weekend-long event to raise awareness of the plight of women and children in Africa. Any donations from Friday night and the silent auction will benefit the Invisible Children of Uganda, children who are stolen from their homes and conscripted into a neverending civil war. The group organizing the event, the African Service Project, is still looking for donations for the
silent auction. Anyone wishing to help, please contact Susan Sullivan at s_sullivan@ duxbury.k12.ma.us. The African Service Project is an after-school club at Duxbury High School. The club had its genesis in a class
on the Holocaust, where students watched a documentary about child soldiers in Uganda. The group has since helped two Duxbury residents building an orphanage in that country, donating money for sustainable gardens.
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The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are honored to present award winning author Tom Perrotta as he tours with his newest paperback novel, “The Abstinence Teacher.” On Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Meeting Room, Perrotta will read from the novel and discuss his many writing experiences. Mark your calendars and grab a ticket. This event will surely be standing room only. Books will be available for purchase and signing through the courtesy of Westwinds Bookshop. Tickets will be available at both locations. For more information about this program and other upcoming events, call the library at 1-781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link.
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Members of Sustainable Duxbury are looking to start a community garden. Community gardens are usually located on town-owned land and involve local citizens planting and working individual plots. Sustainable Duxbury has met twice with Duxbury’s Agricultural Commission, whose members are now talking with the town about available land. If you would like to participate, please call Anne Baird 781452-7016 or Judi Vose 781-934-3283 and we will add your name to the list. If you would like more information first, please join us for a fuller explanation of community gardens and how they are organized and run at an information meeting to be held at the Duxbury Senior Center on March 13 at 9:30 a.m.
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Restaurant week offers choices
n these days of lay offs, cutbacks and careful budgeting, feeding a restaurant addiction is a challenge. Fortunately, Boston’s Restaurant Week 2009 offers restaurant-addicts the perfect opportunity to dine without digging too deeply into the budget. March 15 through 27 are two weeks of food-heaven for those who love to sit in a beautifully appointed restaurant, peruse a carefully crafted menu and savor artfully presented mouthwatering food. Originally started as a way to jump start restaurant business during the slower winter months, Restaurant Week has become a much anticipated tradition in Boston and other cities around the country. Over 200 Boston area restaurants will offer “Restaurant Week” menus where diners can choose from a fixed price, two or three course lunch or dinner menu. The food offered varies from restaurant to restaurant, but the price remains the same regardless of the venue. A twocourse lunch at each participating restaurant is just $15.09, a threecourse lunch is $20.09 and a three-course dinner is $33.09. Remember, tax, tip and beverages are not included in the price. With so many fabulous restaurants participating this year, choosing the destination is a delectable challenge. restaurant week is an opportunity to try The Restaurant Week out some fancy eateries at a fixed price. Web site (www. bostonusa.com/visit/ restaurantweek) breaks down the restaurants by location as well as alphabetically and charts which restaurants are offering lunch, light lunch and dinner. The unofficial guide to restaurant week (www.restaurantweekboston.com) is another reliable resource for information. This two-week period is a delicious opportunity to try a new cuisine or check out an expensive restaurant at affordable prices. Pho Republique in the South End specializes in Southeast Asian cuisine. Their Restaurant Week menu offers a choice of Miso salmon with Japanese noodles, Ewaran curry beef or a vegetarian sweet potato curry as entrees. Dessert choices are a tantalizingly unique sesame macadamia nut tart with ginger ice cream or a Vietnamese flan. Elephant Walk restaurant serves French influenced Cambodian food at all three of it’s locations in Cambridge, Boston and Waltham and are offering a four course menu for the same price as a typical three course Restaurant Week menu. Different menus will be offered at each location but might include an exotic dish such as “Croustillants aux Poires et Crevettes Flambé” which is described as crispy wontons layered with warm Bartlett pear and scallion, topped with shrimp and flambéed with white wine, leeks, and garlic. L’Espalier recently moved into its’ new Boylston Street location. Restaurant Week is a great chance to experience Chef McLelland’s high end cooking at a reduced price. His usual three course menu is $82 per person but during this wonderful event, he offers a three course menu for $33.09. Clink, the newest hot spot located in the Liberty Hotel on Charles Street typically has entrée prices ranging from $21 to $35; their three course ($33.09) Restaurant Week menu includes a choice between striped bass with a white bean puree, fennel and olives or hand cut pasta with sage butter and pine nuts as an entrée. There is something for everyone during Restaurant Week. But beware, with hundreds of restaurants to choose from ranging from familiar to fabulous all at one affordable price, you might become addicted to dining out!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Genealogy Club trip
Duxbury Council on Aging Genealogy Club is planning a trip and tour to the Mass. State Archives on Friday March 27; we will tour and have two hours to conduct our own research. The Massachusetts Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Vital Records: 1841-1910, Passenger Lists, Census Schedules, Military Records, The “Massachusetts Archives Collection (16301799)”, Papers on Maine, and Plymouth Colony Records. If you would like to join us call Duxbury Council on Aging at 781-934-5774 and ask for Linda Hayes.
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Celebrating the arrival of ten new microscopes are standing: wayne Clough, DEF president, Andrew Stevens, DHS principal, Gay Shanahan, DEF vice president, peggy Davis, DEF grants co-chair, Tracy Stenner, DEF board member, and Manager Environmental product Line at Battelle and Karen Benson, DHS Science Teacher. Sitting: juniors, Cory Tucker, Gabby Katz and Becky Tibbets.
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a more “hands-on” approach that is far more accurate and more efficient. Kevin Dame, DHS senior, is very enthusiastic about the new scopes. “The new microscopes are so much clearer and easier to see things. It used to take an entire class to find what I was looking for and now I look and it’s right there.”
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A selection of seascapes by Michael Cunliffe Thompson will be featured at the Helen Bumpus Gallery on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library during March and April. In 2002 Thompson moved from a career as a software engineer to devote full-time to painting. His seascapes and landscapes have been widely exhibited in individual and group shows, most recently at an invitational exhibit sponsored by the Newburyport Art Association. He is represented in galleries in Newburyport and Sandwich. Thompson paints in an expressionist style that shows a flair for texture and color. He seeks to convey the spirit of a place rather than a realistic depiction. He says, “I try to communicate what it is about the place and time that excites me. Being on the sea or in the mountains gives me a sense of freedom.” He often sketches scenes from his sailboat in Maine and later develops these ideas in oils on canvas in his studio. A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, March 7, from 2-4 p.m. At this time the artist will display several additional paintings and discuss his selection of subject matter and the creative process involved in the development of his paintings. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For information call 781-934-2721.
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Antique show comes to DHS March 28
This spring will mark the 28th anniversary of the Annual Duxbury Antique Show and plans are underway to make it the biggest and best ever! The two day event will be held Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Duxbury High School. Over 50 distinctive, unique and high quality antique dealers from all over New England will be featuring an exciting selection of fine and affordable American and European antiques, painted country furniture, painting and prints, folk art, textiles, ceramics, glassware, architectural and garden items, and much more. To highlight this event, we will be holding Duxbury’s own version of “The Antiques Road Show.” Judy and Norman McCullough of Antiques of Hingham and Michael Grogan of Grogan & Company, Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers of Dedham have generously donated their time to appraise your family heirlooms and art work. Appraisals will be held on Sunday March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Duxbury High School Cafeteria. Appraisals are $5 per item or three for $10. This is a great opportunity to find out if you have a sentimental trinket or a real treasure -- don’t miss it! As usual, a tempting variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts, donated by local shops and restaurants, will be available throughout the weekend. The baked goods table will also be selling homemade desserts and treats contributed by parents of DHS athletes. The 28th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show is spon-
sored by the Duxbury Boosters Club in support of DHS athletic programs. Proceeds will be used to improve both the quality and quantity of athletic programs offered at the high school. Admission to the show is $7 or $6 with a card available at many local businesses and other community venues. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111.
Open house at the Tarkiln March 7
A chance to see what the many hours of work donated by volunteers have accomplished and to become better acquainted with the many potential uses for the Tarkiln Community Center is offered at an Open House scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The historic twin schoolhouse structure has now been cleared out and it is exciting to see the original chalkboards, bead and batten walls, pressed tin ceilings, wonderful wooden floor, original windows and doors, still remaining. All members of the community are invited. Children may enjoy the original schoolhouse chairs, quite different from those used, today. Historical photographs and information will be on display. What an opportunity to see what is inside this wonderful building, which has been closed to the town for over a year! The event is being hosted by members of the Historical Commission and the Tarkiln Study Committee.
nap the President’s daughter. Snacks are permitted. Register online www.duxburyfreelibrary.org, click on calendar, in person at the children’s reference desk, or by phone 781934-2721, x115.
➢ Landscape Designer, Peggy Connors was a guest speaker at the The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show last weekend at the Providence Convention Center. Her topic was “Gardens Around the World” and was accompanied by slides that Peggy has taken over the last 50 years of visiting gardens from Alaska to Zanzibar.
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After school movie at the library
An after school movie will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. The film is the exciting story of Thomas who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime after uncovering a plot to kid-
Recycle your books for Literacy
Our community will come together for a book drop outside the Duxbury Student Union on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your spring cleaning early! Swing by and donate your used books and they will be donated to local and international school classrooms, libraries and hospitals in need.
Catherine Harrison, Ali Brady and Kristin Smith recently attended the Boston Breakers inaugural kick off practice. ➢ Duxbury Youth Soccer players, Catherine Harrison, Ali Brady and Kristin Smith recently attended the Boston Breakers inaugural kick off practice. The girls met the team and had a chance to talk to Kristine Lilly the captain and an Olympic Gold Medalist. peggy Connors spoke at the rhode island flower show. ➢ Partners HealthCare presented its 13th annual Partners in Excellence Awards to employees of Partners-affiliated institutions during award ceremonies held throughout December 2008 and January 2009. The award winners included Duxbury residents Kerri Desmarais, Janice Fairhurst, Michael Garrity, Deborah Gayoski, Eileen Godwin, Robert Hallisey Holly Isbister, Barbara Peary, Stephen Record and Kate Wonkka. ➢ The Duxbury Clipper made it to Jungfraujoch the top of Europe, in Switzerland last week, with the Woodworth family. ➢ Congratulations to Bret Bartlett and Kristen Byrne for being named to the dean’s list at St. Anselm’s College for the fall semester. ➢ University of Massachusetts in Boston has named Gregory Howard and Christopher Mehegan to the dean’s list for the fall semester. ➢ Congratulations to Samuel Doughty who was named to first honors on the dean’s list at Clark University. To be eligible for first honors, a student must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher of a maximum of 4.3. ➢ Congratulations to Scott Ahern of Tremont Street and Angela Auda of Elder Brewster Road, who were both named to the dean’s list at Loyola College in Maryland.
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our collection of Facey glass plate negatives, generously donated by Charles Rogerson. The photographs in this collection were taken in Duxbury, between 1895 and 1910. William Facey was employed at the telegraph office in what is now known as the Cable House at the corner of St. George and Washington Streets. His photographs are unique in that he seems to have made a special effort to capture candid images of people and places that were important to him, not just wellknown Duxbury landmarks. The majority of the photographs are of his children and family, his house on Surplus Street, and his neighbors and friends. The images of smiling children, street scenes, snowstorms, swimming and sailing are a far cry from the usual stiff and formal portraits of the late 19th century. Instead, they give us a glimpse into what everyday life looked like in “William Facey’s Duxbury.” The exhibit is free and will run until the beginning of April. Additionally, the Drew Ar-
chival Library invites you to come and spend “An Evening with the Kents” on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Our fourth letter reading program will feature letters from the family of Rev. Benjamin Kent, who served as an associate minister at the First Parish Church here in Duxbury from 1826 until 1833. In 1833, Kent and his family moved to Roxbury, but his four daughters often came to stay in Duxbury and wrote many letters to each other. The letters, full of sisterly gossip and tales of goings-on in Duxbury in the mid-nineteenth century, were donated with the Bradford collection. The event is free of charge. The Drew Archival Library is located at 147 St. George Street, in the Wright Building. Researchers are welcome. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those with questions may contact the archives at 781-934-1382 or the DR&HS main office at 781-934-6106.
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Volunteers sought for Duxbury Music Festival
South Shore Conservatory announces the fourth season of the Duxbury Music Festival, July 10-31, and welcomes new Festival CoChairs Judy Gagnon and Mary Steinke, who invite you to a volunteer meeting, Thursday, March 5, 10 a.m., at the home of Judy Gagnon, 113 Saint George St. Learn all about volunteer opportunities and the exciting schedule of public events that high- Nicholas Dodd in recital at last year’s light this summer’s Festival. Duxbury Music Festival Festival Director Stephen Deitz will give an overview of the Festival program. Subscriptions go on sale April 1 and tickets to single events may be purchased beginning June 1. For more information, contact Laura Carleton, 781-749-7565 ext.14 or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.
At the time 88 kids, whose ages ranged from 3-6, and 1520 staff members were in the building. The fire had been burning in the eaves for some time, said Head of School Kevin Clark. It started when a ceiling fan in the bathroom melted and dropped onto some paper products. Clark actually tried to enter the bathroom with a fire extinguisher, but soon realized the scope of the blaze. The building was completely destroyed, including four classrooms full of students which had to be relocated to other spaces around Bay Farm. In fact, Clark said all the students were set up in their new classrooms the next day. The fire accelerated some renovation plans that were already in the works, Clark said. “We wanted to replace it with more than what we had.” Construction for the new building involved digging down, creating a new floor without increasing the height. In addition to the four classrooms, the new facility includes a conference room and handicapped accessible bathrooms. “Now we have beautiful squared off spaces,” said Clark, pointing out that the old building was a converted chicken coop. Clark said the old building was knocked down in April of 2008, and work on the new building was completed over the winter. “It was a very fast build,” he said. Donations, some as large as one million dollars, poured in, something Clark took as a sign of support for the school and its work. “There are a lot of members of the community who
Head of School Kevin Clark officially cuts the ribbon to the new Children’s House building with the help of Hauke Kite-powell, president of the school’s board of trustees at a ceremony in January.
like us and support us,” he said. He was also happy with the support the school’s parents showed during the reconstruction. “They had to drive through dust and mud just to drop their kids off, but knew we were going to be a better place,” he said. The new building is only one of a number of changes planned for the school. Clark has been working with graduate students from the Harvard School of Landscape Design to come up with a master plan for the school. The group is in its last year of working with Bay Farm. All the students split into three teams and came up with their own conceptual design for the school. Now the students are meeting with school officials to share their ideas. Clark pointed out that the school’s origins go back to a few people driving into a farm in a Volkswagen bus and setting up the school’s first classes in a barn –– so it stands to reason Bay Farm has had a few growing pains. “It’s grown in very good ways, and very awkward ways,” said Clark. Creating a new traffic pattern for the school is the highest priority, he said. The way cars come in and out of the school’s campus now can be
confusing. But perhaps the biggest change coming to the school is the addition of a middle school. The school’s board of directors voted to approve a middle school last November, after the issue had been studied for a year. Clark put together a group of parents, teachers and administrators who held two informational forums for parents, and sent out a community survey. The administration now has a timeline, and are rehabilitating a building and hiring faculty hoping to open the school in the fall. Bay Farm will hire two more full time teachers for the school. “A lot of what we do, we already have faculty for,” Clark said. The middle school will have students in seventh and eighth grade, Clark said. For one year, the school’s sixth grade students will be moved into the middle school to get more kids into the program. Clark said that although Bay Farm usually gets the bulk of its applicants at the younger grade levels, since word’s gotten out that they’re starting a middle school, they’re starting to get more applications in the higher age group. “Adding a middle school is a natural growth projection,” he said.
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Jan to return to Duxbury
Razia Jan, who has been living in her native Afghanistan for almost five months, returns to Duxbury this Sunday, March 8 and will speak at the Duxbury Senior Center at 2 p.m. Razia will share stories and a slide show of the work she has been doing with Arzu – a non-profit organization that provides sustainable income to Afghan women by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. Razia has been the liaison to the women in Afghanistan for the Chicago based non-profit. Razia will also bring us up to date on The Zabuli School the girls school she founded as it nears its one year anniversary.
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Selectmen support Planning Board articles
Selectmen voted unanimously to endorse Articles 39 and 40, two planning board proposals that make changes to parking regulations and to the definitions of open space and lot coverage in neighborhood business districts. Article 39 amends the zoning bylaw to insert a new definition of “open space” and changes how much of a property can be covered by buildings and non-permeable surfaces such as parking lots in neighborhood business districts. Current rules only allow 50 percent of a lot to be covered and don’t specify which percent can be building versus parking areas. The proposed article would allow up to 80 percent lot coverage but limit building coverage to 20 percent. According to Planning Board vice-chairman George Wadsworth, the board voted 2 to 2 to support Article 39. Wadsworth and others had stated previously that they felt 80 percent lot coverage was too high. “The planning board struggled to support this,” WadsBy susanna sheehan, Clipper staff susanna@duxBuryClipper.Com
• The board voted 2 to 1 not to endorse Article 46, a new bylaw for wind turbine development. • Selectmen voted unanimously to approve Article 43, which proposes changes to the Wireless Telecommunications Bylaw. One important change would reduce the cell tower setback from 800 feet to 400 feet from an abutting home. The amended bylaw is more likely to withstand a challenge under federal guidelines, said proponents. • The board postponed action on Article 47, a request from the First Baptist Church on Tremont Street to rezone a church-owned parcel from residential to commercial. The church abuts the Island Creek property. Selectmen learned that action on the article may be postponed at Town Meeting. • The board voted to endorse Article 7, an updated personnel bylaw, and Article 42, adding the rezoning of Bongi’s turkey farm to the Duxbury zoning map, as well as Article 3, a routine article compensating elected officials.
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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. The homeowners open their homes for self-guided tours by ticket holders. Each homeowner chooses a charity and the proceeds of the tour are divided evenly between the homes and donated to the designated charities. Our 2008 house tour drew in over two hundred people and more than $6,000! 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 email@example.com or Maggie Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This change lays to rest an old Planning Board discussion on whether gravel or crushed stone is a permeable or nonpermeable surface, meaning whether or not it lets water pass through it. The planning board supports Article 40 with an amendment, said Wadsworth. Selectman Andre Martecchini said he was in favor of the changes to the parking bylaw because when the ground freezes, gravel becomes as solid as pavement, and he said he’d rather see paved parking areas that correctly catch and control the water running off them. Selectman Betsy Sullivan called the new parking regulations “a standardization” and “better practices than what we have today.” Despite his support of Articles 39 and 40, Selectmen Chairman Jon Witten had issues with both articles. “Without any real plan, ad hoc changes to the bylaw are dangerous,” said Witten. “I don’t think this is how zoning should be altered.”
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Willard C. Salter, 85, community volunteer
Willard Cutler Salter, 85, died on Feb. 26 in Duxbury. He was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., and educated at the Taft School and Bowdoin College. He served in India as an American Field Service Volunteer during World War II. He began his business career as a market researcher and promotional writer, later turning to sales. He transferred to Time Magazine in 1964, where he worked in a number of positions in New York City, Connecticut and Boston. He retired in 1981 and moved with his family to Orleans. Mr. Salter was active in community affairs, serving on three Church vestries, running several Heart and Cancer drives, and volunteering with the Cape Cod Community Hospital, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Orleans Rescue Squad, the Friends of Snow Library, the Orleans Zoning Board of Appeals, the Orleans Affordable Housing Committee and the Bylaws Revision Committee. He served two terms as Commodore of Namequoit
Sailing Association. In 1986 he was elected as a Selectman in Orleans. Mr. Salter took up the game of bridge seriously in 1988 and became a Four Star teacher, a Master teacher, and a member of the American Bridge Teacher’s Association board of directors and a tournament director. In 2003, Mr. Salter and his wife moved to the Village of Duxbury, where he continued his involvement with community activities and bridge. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Mary Hook Salter; their five children, William H. Salter, of France, Robert S. Salter, of Reading, Richard C. Salter, of Geneva, N.Y., Suzanne Krautmann, of Keene, N.H., and Mary Jean Rest of Duxbury; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, do something unexpected and nice for someone else this week.
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The community is invited to a public information session on the school district’s two Town Meeting articles Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Duxbury Middle School auditorium. The schools have submitted two articles for the March 14 annual Town Meeting. Article 36 requests a debt exclusion of $200,000 for a feasibility study of the renovation or construction of Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. Article 37 calls for a debt exclusion of $1.54 million to replace the roof on the original sections of the Chandler School. The school building committee will present an overview and tour of the middle and high schools. The evening will conclude in the high school auditorium with time for questions. If approved at Town Meeting the articles will head to the ballot box during the March 28 town election.
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The following is a list of the 60 highest paid employees in Duxbury, obtained through a public records request, and where they ranked on the list last year. The figures are collected from W2 and 1099 forms from the year 2008. -Ed.
Name Susan Skeiber Dennis Symmonds Susan James Richard Macdonald Edwin Walsh Brian Johnson Roger Banfill Mark Deluca Daniel Brown Andrew Stephens Dennis McKenney Christopher Mori Thomas Johnson James Tougas Christopher Coppage Ryan Cavicchi Deborah Zetterberg Steven Amado Kristin Golden Michael Carbone Lewis Chubb IV Kevin Nord Peter Goggin Robert Reardon Thomas Brown Friend Weiler James Vinci Christopher Trombly Mark Dunn Dennis Pearse Peter Etzel Patricia Weatherlow Francis McTernan Diana Myers-Pachla Timothy Wigmore Joan Lynn Karen Fruzzetti Gail M. Callahan Michael Roberts Richard Madru Nancy Blumberg David Maimaron Kathy Davis-Mcdonough John Stoddard Jr, John Kennedy Donna Holt John Thomas Bruce Hamilton Kathleen Bernier Peter Buttkus Amy Hill Alton Philips III Raymond Chandler Roger Ladd Judy Heitzman Lisa Dembowski Heather Delcore Joan Beck Bennet Epstein Patricia Pietrantonio
position Superintendent Police Sergeant Police Lieutenant Selectmen Assistant Supervisor Police Sergeant Police Lieutenant Police Chief Patrol Officer High School Principal Police Detective Police Sergeant Patrol Officer Patrol Officer Patrol Officer Canine Officer Chandler Principal Police Officer Police Sergeant Police Sergeant Police Lieutenant Fire Chief Fire Captain Firefighter Patrol Officer Patrol Officer/School Music Teacher/Orchestra Dir. Alden Principal Math Teacher/Coach Patrol Officer School School Police Department School Detective School School School Police Department School School School School School School School Fire Department School School DPW Management School School Fire Department Fire Department School School School School School School
2008 Salary $152,624.94 $126,288.35 $125,523.77 $125,025.44 $123,423.95 $118,464.46 $117,361.70 $117,197.92 $115,589.04 $112,500.05 $111,683.22 $111,415.05 $110,977.14 $110,916.75 $110,756.21 $110,276.31 $106,584.92 $106,324.68 $106,210.43 $105,504.65 $101,698.06 $100,331.76 $98,666.52 $98,021.80 $96,196.70 $95,519.06 $95,411.23 $94,965.52 $94,701.46 $94,141.62 $93,998.04 $93,955.16 $93,744.11 $92,834.04 $92,786.54 $92,387.49 $91,837.46 $91,702.00 $91,476.86 $91,365.84 $90,450.41 $89,890.45 $89,596.00 $89,492.14 $88,945.73 $88,924.94 $88,190.86 $87,715.20 $87,442.52 $87,173.44 $86,254.91 $85,981.16 $85,728.48 $85,707.16 $85,224.79 $85,098.76 $85,073.41 $84,869.78 $84,750.97 $84,133.11
2008 rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
2007 Salary 2007 rank $128,302 $110,317 $91,414 $119,111 N/A $100,195 $86,965 $115,683 $98,047 N/A $107,688 $102,081 $113,140 $103,958 $91,230 $103,547 $103,226 $104,813 $90,682 $98,320 N/A $97,623 $91,832 N/A $84,200 $90,868 $91,782 $91,972 $91,029 $76,775 N/A $88,549 $81,636 $89,918 $93,507 $89,918 $88,943 $88,812 $96,734 $88,605 $82,097 $85,242 $86,772 $82,683 $83,320 $84,275 N/A $85,730 $79,743 N/A $80,240 $82,551 $79,653 $86,323 $82,400 N/A N/A $77,400 $82,322 $81,348 1 5 25 2 N/A 14 36 3 16 N/A 7 13 4 9 26 10 12 8 29 15 N/A 17 23 N/A 94 28 24 22 27 42 N/A 35 53 30 21 30 32 33 18 34 51 40 37 46 44 41 N/A 39 63 N/A 57 47 64 38 48 N/A N/A 84 49 55
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from the school department and 23 are from the police department. Ten employees work at the fire department and three work in other areas of town, according to a salary survey conduced by the Clipper. The town has about 1,000 employees inSpecial cluding seasonal and part-time report workers, according to MacDonald, who was fourth on the list at $125,025. School Superintendent Susan Skeiber was once again the top earning public employee in Duxbury, earning $152,624 in 2008. Skeiber made $128,302 in 2007, but that number reflects a combination of her assistant superintendent and superintendent salaries, Skeiber said this week. Skeiber was appointed Duxbury’s superintendent in 2007. A superintendent’s job is part manager and part education, Skeiber said. “I think there’s a piece of it that you are the CEO,” she said. “You’re overseeing the whole organization and you’re overseeing the budget.” There are also parts of the job that Skeiber, who was a classroom teacher for 16 years before moving into administration, looks at from a teacher’s perspective. “There’s a piece of it that I look at it as ... this is my classroom,” she said. “When I plan things, I look at it as a lesson plan sometimes.” The Duxbury school district has around 500 full-time employees, according to Skeiber, making them the largest single employer in Duxbury. To become a school superintendent, an administrator needs to have at least a master’s degree and needs to have spent at least three years as an administrator to become licensed, Skeiber said. “I would say someone strongly needs some central office experience,” she said. “You’re building toward a more global approach.” Looking at surrounding towns, Skieber’s salary is slightly more than the $144,130 made by Marshfield Superintendent Middleton
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Superintendent of Schools Susan Skeiber was the top earning public employee in 2008, earning $152,624. Skeiber was also the highest paid town employee in 2007, earning $128,302 –– a combination of her salaries as assistant superintendent and superintendent. McGoodwin and the $150,883 earned by Hingham Superintendent Dorothy Galo, but is less than the $189,749 earned by Norwell’s Donald Beaudette and the $201,931 made by Scituate’s Mark Mason, and slightly less than Pembroke’s Frank Hackett, who makes $155,837. Skeiber pointed out that some top school officials who have been around longer may actually make less money than newly-hired administrators, because districts need to pay the going rate or better to make a hire.
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“I think it’s fair,” she said of her salary. “I have the most responsibility of all the town departments ... “We’re half of the town budget, and we employ the largest number of people.” Assistant Superintendent Edwin Walsh was the second highest paid school employee and fifth highest paid Duxbury employee overall at $123,424. Walsh was not on the list last year, as he was hired in August of 2007. School Principals Andrew Stephens ($112,500), Deborah Zetterberg ($106,585) and Christopher Trombley ($94,965) were also near the top of the salary list. (DMS Principal Blake Dalton was hired at the beginning of the school year.) The only other school employees to crack the top 30 were music teacher and orchestra director James Vinci ($95,411) and math teacher and girls basketball coach Mark Dunn ($94,701.)
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Skeiber said school teachers can make extra money by being a department head, coach or co-curricular advisor or instructional coach, which she described as a “mini-department head.” Some teachers can also earn stipends for after school activities, such as Vinci, who is paid for his after-school work with the orchestra. Other stipends are tied to the “steps” outlined in teacher contracts, Skeiber said. Teachers’ pay goes up by a two-tiered system. A “step” indicates a teacher’s years of service and a “column” indicates their level of education. Police Chief Mark DeLuca was the town’s eighth highest paid employee in 2008 at $117,197. He was the third top earner in 2007 at a salary of $115,683 and the highest paid police employee.
Top FiVE SALAriES BY TowN KiNGSToN Robert Wells –– Police officer Zachary Potrykus –– Police officer Thomas Kelley –– Police officer Robert Hodge –– School principal Joseph Rebello –– Police chief SCiTUATE Mark Mason –– School superintendent Richard Agnew –– Town administrator Michael O’Hara –– Police Donna Nuzzo-Mueller ––HS principal James Gilmartin –– Police NorwELL Donald Beaudette ––School superintendent John Shea –– School principal Matthew Keegan –– HS principal James Boudreau ––Town manager John Ferris –– School business manager pEMBroKE Frank Hackett –– School superintendent James Neenan –– Fire chief Paul Trostel –– Police Department Ruth Lynch ––HS principal Richard White ––School business manager HiNGHAM Michael Peraino –– Police Lieutenant John Tzimorangas –– Light plant Dorothy Galo –– School superintendent Darren McAdams –– Police Sergeant Edward McDonald –– Light plant $184,199 $151,275 $150,884 $147,398 $146,916 $155,837 $119,691 $113,863 $112,821 $109,274 $189,749 $127,644 $121,931 $119,584 $107,224 $201,931 $135,077 $122,284 $120,940 $119,960 $166,530 $165,825 $129,337 $117,458 $116,534
2007, and Googin was number 23. Town Manager Richard MacDonald, the town’s fourth highest paid employee at a salary of $125,025, signed a three-year contract with the town in July. MacDonald described his job as, “management, finances, problem solving, a little bit of everything.” When asked if he thought he was fairly compensated, MacDonald pointed to a salary comparison study done in 2008, which showed his salary somewhere in the middle of comparable positions. “It wasn’t high, it wasn’t low,” he said. MacDonald is one of a few town employees to crack the top 100 list who aren’t in the school, police or fire departments. DPW Director Peter Buttkus was the 50th top earning employee in 2008 at a salary of $87,173. Town Business Manager John Madden earned $81,370, making him the 80th on the list.
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Duxbury police Chief Mark DeLuca said that overtime and detail work for police officers means time away from their families. Twenty-two of the top 100 earners in Duxbury in 2008 work in the police department. Sixteen police officers earned over $100,000 this year.
In 2008, however, four police officer made more than DeLuca; Sgt. Dennis Symmonds ($126,288) Lt. Susan James ($125,524) Sgt. Brian Johnson ($118,464) and Lt. Roger Banfill ($117,361). DeLuca said Symmonds, who was the number two earner in Duxbury this year and the fifth highest paid employee in 2007, is the only member of the department who is still paid by the terms of an old contract, which included longevity pay. This may account for a higher base salary, DeLuca said. Symmonds was the third highest paid Duxbury employee in 2006. DeLuca is the only mem-
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ber of the department who is not eligible for extra hours from overtime or detail. He said the assignments for both details and overtime are given out the same way –– although detail pay is paid by whoever requested the detail and not the town. DeLuca said an overtime or detail list is established and posted. The police union keeps track of the list and how the hours are divvied up. “For the most part, every officer is offered the same amount of overtime,” he said. Overtime and detail work is voluntary, although DeLuca as chief does have the authority to require it. However, he said he’s never had to do that. DeLuca isn’t given any mandates on how much overtime he can or can’t assign, but he pointed out he is given a budget that he has to abide by. There isn’t a maximum amount of overtime or detail work Duxbury officer are allowed, but DeLuca said officers can’t work more than 16 hours in a row. Reasons more officers might be called in for overtime shifts include a lost child, or missing senior with Alzheimer’s disease, DeLuca said. For example, he said the snowstorms the town has deal with this year have required extra officers. “Those are hours away from their family,” DeLuca said of the extra shifts. “That’s not a freebie, that’s nothing that’s given to them.” In addition to extra shifts, police officers in Duxbury get a uniform stipend and a cloth-
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gree get a 20 percent boost, and those with a masters, 25 percent. As police chief, DeLuca manages a department of 25 officers, in addition to 25 parttime policemen. DeLuca said these officers are often called in when extra manpower is needed. “They’ve saved us thousands of dollars,” he said. Three Fire Department employees made the top 30 list of public employees, Chief Kevin Nord at $100,332 (22nd), Captain Peter Googin at $98,667 (23rd) and Robert Reardon at $98,022 (24th.) Nord was the 17th highest paid employee in
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Currently, Island Creek’s wastewater is handled by 17 Title V septic systems, said Island Creek’s engineer Paul Brogna. He pointed out that the current systems do not filter out certain nutrients that the treatment plant would. “Through technology, better regulations .... our systems today are better than what they were back in the 80s,” Brogna said. Brogna also pointed out that all wastewater issues are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Protection. Island Creek will have to obtain a wastewater discharge permit from the DEP, and the town will be able to make comments or suggestions for 30 days. He also said Island Creek would be meeting with the Conservation Commission in April. Murphy said he wanted to get clarification on these issues before proceeding. “I didn’t sign on thinking that we’d be protecting the public drinking supply.” said Murphy. “This is something I take awfully seriously.” Huston said the DEP process was very thorough, but there are certain site specific issues they might not be able to control. “As a bare minimum, the board wants to reserve the rights to take a look at this ... as long as we can go back and do something if necessary.” Marchant said the applicant would take all the comments under advisement. “We’d like to think we’ve done our homework up to now and will continue to do so,” he said. The public hearing for Island Creek was continued until April 23.
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ZBA. The project proposes 238 new units, including 80 apartments, a four-story 94unit assisted living facility with a wing for Alzheimer’s patients, and 64 condos. Three new commercial buildings and a second clubhouse are also planned. The development, located on Tremont Street near exit 10 off Route 3, currently contains 106 residential units as well as medical offices and other commercial space. Under the state law known as Chapter 40B, or the “anti-snob” zoning
law, developers can circumvent local zoning laws if a certain percentage of the housing units in the development are priced under market value. The original Island Creek development was built by co-owners John Keith and Thomas Duggan in 1980 after a proposal to build a shopping center on the site fell through. The location had been a gravel pit. Ed Marchant, a 40B advisor working with the developers, said they are proposing a “modest amount of commercial space” including a mix of
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office and retail stores, such as a convenience store or bank, to meet the needs of Island Creek residents. He also said that rezoning 2.5 acres of 22.5-acre site would “simplify the [40B] process.” The two parcels being considered for commercial rezoning are directly behind the office space on Tremont Street. According to Marchant, all the Island Creek land previously was planned development zoned but was changed to neighborhood business-4 in 1976. The zoning was changed again to neighborhood business-one and then most recently to residential at the recommendation of the CZBIC committee by Town Meeting in 2003. Witten said he could not support the change because rezoning these parcels to commercial as part of a Chapter 40B development would mean that Duxbury’s Zoning Board of Appeals would lose control in allowing what type of business could locate there. “It’s ad hoc rezoning,” said Witten. “It’s not in concert with the (comprehensive) plan. Rezonings are significant actions the Town Meeting should take after a study and a plan. This is a reactive action caused by an application.” ZBA Chairman Dennis Murphy said the rezoning would move control over
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commercial operations from the local level to the state level and Duxbury would have no recourse and could not appeal the state’s decision. Murphy used the example of a tattoo parlor going into the Island Creek commercial space. “There’s nothing the (zoning) board or town could do to prevent that from happening,” said Murphy, adding that the ZBA had no official position on the rezoning because the Island Creek application was pending before them. However, Murphy said it was the consensus of the ZBA to remove the commercial element from the housing proposal. Once the Chapter 40B went
through the process, then the developers could apply to the town for permission to re-zone to commercial, he said. Planning Board Vice Chairman George Wadsworth said his board agreed with this position. The Planning Board voted not to approve Article 48, he added. In supporting Article 48, Selectman Betsy Sullivan said that she had not heard selectmen say that having commercial businesses in Island Creek was a bad idea and that she supported the amount of affordable housing the new development would bring to Duxbury.
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4th of July Committee: Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.
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Fiscal Advisory Committee: Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center
Planning Board: Monday, March 9, 7 p.m. in the small conference room at Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. in the Mural Room. Library Trustees: Tuesday, March 10, 8 a.m. in the Setter Room at the library.
Board of Health: Thursday, March 5, 7:15 p.m. in the Mural Room.
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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. Look for details, displays, book lists, and ingredients at both locations. For more information, call the library at 781-934-2721 ext. 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance Committee: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.
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Zoning Board of Appeals: Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. in the Mural Room.
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The Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse and Foodie’s Duxbury Market are joining together to host a “Food and Funds Drive” on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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ben Briggs was something of a bon vivant in his day. Writing about him in an October 1988 edition of the Duxbury Clipper, the late Rev. Robert Canon Merry described Mr. Briggs, an army veteran of the World War I era, as the “number one bachelor in Duxbury” and in all of Plymouth County as well. Eben was a sought after guest at the local social scene, wrote Rev. Merry, and sometimes at night during the years of Prohibition, he did some rum running with some of his Duxbury pals. The Briggs name is among those etched into the World War I memorial that was dedicated in 1922 on a spot known as Boomer Square at the junction of Depot and Tremont Streets. The monument was removed from the site after being badly damaged and is now the subject of a restoration drive by a group of Duxbury residents. Money for the restoration has been autho-
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coastal defense after enlisting in October of 1917. The son of Frank and Eva Huckins, Stuart was born in Duxbury in 1896 and educated at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. He was a student at Harvard College when the war broke out and returned there to complete his studies after being discharged in January of 1919. Huckins and his wife, Olga, lived on Powder Point for many years and enjoyed well-earned reputations as learned naturalists. Consider the following item in the Audubon Society Newsletter: “Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Huckins …feed wild skunks in their living room. Says Mr. Huckins, ‘They’re perfectly friendly, and come regularly for their meals, as many as three at a time…Buffy (our cat) has adopted a live-and-let-live attitude toward the skunks, who reciprocate in about the same manner.’ “Mrs. Huckins, a friend of the late Rachael Carson, was credited by the author with suggesting the idea that led to ‘The Silent Spring.’ Mrs. Huckins, after finding dead birds on her property after an aerial spray of DDT, wrote Rachel Carson about it.”
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Did you know that Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, located at the entrance of Massachusetts Bay between Gloucester and Provincetown is the seasonal home to endangered humpback whales? And the final resting place for possibly hundreds of historic shipwrecks? On Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library, meet Dr. Craig MacDonald, sanctuary superintendent. He will take you up close and down deep with scientists who study great whales, and maritime archaeologists who use robots to in-
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Candidates for selectman Andre Martecchini (left) and Christopher Donato (right), pictured here with moderator Tom Chapman, held a debate at the Senior Center on Tuesday morning. The Senior Center will also host a debate between the candidates for planning Board on Tuesday, March 10, at 9 a.m.
GATRA...We are very interested in participating in the promotion of the Gatra Bus in Duxbury and hope everyone will take advantage of this wonderful service! (Exact cash fares required are as follows: Regular: $1; Elderly/Disabled/Medicare: $.50; Students up to high school: $.50; Children: Free.) A route and time schedule may be picked up at the Senior Center. Also, passengers may board along the bus route by waving to the bus driver as the vehicle approaches. Hop on and ride! Free Movies...Thursdays at 1 p.m. Feature on March 5 will be “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Comedy, directed by Woody Allen.
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Nutritional Tour of Foodie’s on Gatra Bus...On Tuesday, March 10, the GATRA bus will be arriving at the Senior Center at 10:50 a.m. and will transport 10 to 20 citizens to Foodie’s Duxbury Market for a nutrition-based tour of the foods and healthy menu selections available at Foodie’s. A nutritionist will be aboard the bus for a preliminary talk and will take part in the tour and provide suggestions for healthy meals as well. All participants will re-board the bus at 11:50 a.m. and be returned to the Senior Center immediately following. To sign up, please drop by the Senior Center before March 10 to assure you have a seat! S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders)…Your questions about Medicare (including Part D) and Medicaid insurances will be answered by meeting with our S.H.I.N.E. Counselors. A counselor will be available at the Senior Center on March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Call Julie at x104 to schedule an appointment. Candidate Debate...Meet and hear from this year’s candidates for the Planning Board at an informal debate hosted by the Senior Center on Tuesday, March 10 at 9 a.m. This is the second of three debate forums highlighting candidates for town offices. Please join us for this important opportunity to hear about significant issues facing our candidates and to make an informed decision regarding these upcoming elections. Monthly Foreign Film...Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m., “Elsa y Fred.”
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Lunch At The Café Ellison...at the Duxbury Senior Center! Enjoy Chef Peter Dewey’s delectable cuisine. ($4 for Duxbury seniors 60 years and up; $5 for all others). Lunches open to everyone, Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 12:30 p.m.). Call 781-934-5774. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. If you find that you cannot make it, please call to cancel, as food is ordered according to the number of reservations made. Menus (subject to change):
March 5 – Baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, applesauce March 6 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m. March 9 – roast turkey w/gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable, apple crisp March 10 – pot roast, roasted potatoes, carrot & peas, apple cake March 11 –Vegetable soup, egg salad sandwich, chips, pickle, fruit March 12 – Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, dessert ($8) Mar. 13 – No lunch. Closing at 12:00 p.m.
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ast year at this time voters were asked to pay for plans to build new police and fire stations with an expected final cost of about $16 million. Rather than consider each project on its own merits, town officials stubbornly lumped both together, and together they went down to defeat (by a margin of nearly two to one). Too many projects, too many questions and too much money. That seemed to be the general sentiment. Rather than stew in their loss, our town leaders used the time constructively. Over the past year the building committee examined many alternatives, including a single combined police and fire facility, and a variety of locations for a new police station from the cemetery land to Tarkiln to the transfer station. WEb pOll It may have stung at the time when voters rejected the original public safety projects, but we are reaping the wisdom of that decision. Now, a year later, we have Visit duxburyclipper.com and cast your vote! better decision-making, better locations, tighter projects, more options. The vetting process has worked. Nowhere it is more apparent than with the fire station project. A year ago we were looking at plans for a brand new fire station. Now we are being asked to consider a scaledback renovation that will serve us just as long at a much more comfortable price tag of $5.2 million. Moreover, we have the additional option of paying for only the most immediate needs at a cost of just under one million dollars, as Chief Nord explains on the opposite page. A quick check on the calculator will tell you that $5.2 million over 30 years is a far better deal than $1 million for five, but the voters have options and that’s something we didn’t have before. Last year we urged voters to reject plans for a new fire station, citing many of the same concerns above. It’s clear that town leaders have listened. A renovated fire station makes sense –– both from a public safety and taxpayer point of view. We offer kudos and our endorsement to the building committee and others who stuck with this project. Now it’s up to the voters.
Renovated fire station makes sense
Watch it! There’s not much left to cut.
Town Budget Give CPA rollback its day ––––––––––––––––
ow many of us remain flummoxed by the CPA rollback article coming soon to Town Meeting? Hopefully enough know they remain flummoxed rather than new activists in a foxhole. To wit, can you imagine an otherwise sane voter and taxpayer attending Town Meeting, and voting “yes” on this heinous article so that it can be debated and studied for an entire year? Why, in 2010, yet another voter might see it on the ballot and vote, “yes” or “no!” We can stop this awful scenario in the short term. Sup-
pose you want the CPA’s tax surcharge to remain as is, unmolested, and without a comprehensive debate followed by a rollback question on the 2010 ballot. Call your friends. Attend Town Meeting. Vote “no” to muscle this article off the 2010 ballot. No ballot in 2010, no problem! Got it? But suppose you lean toward the rollback (as I do), or are unsure about it. Call your friends, attend, and vote “yes” at Town Meeting. This will preserve your options for the 2010 ballot. The ensuing debate will remain an annoyance
CPA cut would jeopardize match
he character of a town like Duxbury is the result of thoughtful, visionary citizens who carefully balance the needs of tomorrow against those of today. The Community Preservation Act has been a wonderful tool that has helped us preserve the very nature of what makes Duxbury, well, Duxbury. The impact of CPA funds is in the citizens’ hands. At Town Meeting we vote which projects are most important to each of us. We may not all agree on the merits of each project; however, collectively the end result of this program has enhanced the experience of living in Duxbury. Since the CPA inception in 2001, the citizens of Duxbury have invested about $6,000,000; however with the state match and leveraging those dollars with other public funds and private donations the program has generated $18,000,000. That is an amazing investment in pre-
Coffee with the editor
CHAT WITH OUR EDITOR: Clipper Editor Justin Graeber will be holding a coffee hour at Foodie’s on Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Stop by to pitch a story, give a compliment, air a grievance, or just to chat.
serving and protecting the future of this special community. Lowering the CPA to anything below 3 percent jeopardizes Duxbury from receiving the maximum state match. I urge you to support the CPA at its current 3 percent match and vote no on the proposal to reduce the CPA surcharge. Paula Harris Bayridge Lane
for a whole year, but you’ll have the information you need to decide on the 2010 ballot. For a year you will wring your hands less than the CPA advocates do (guaranteed). Then if CPA prevails in 2010, forget about another challenge for several more years. CPA will be in granite at 3 percent for a long, long time. Maybe this perverse outcome would be the best? You’ll have a whole year to decide, but only if the article passes at Town Meeting. While overstating things I would not slyly question anyone’s motives regarding the article, pro or con. Still, the timing of this debate is getting dubious. It’s not progressing. So far we have heard too many specific economic concerns versus quality of life concerns – there’s a shopping cart of good deeds versus the bloated tax bills, and what or when funds can be saved or diverted. Both sets of concerns are valid, but the article in March is just the process to get the rollback question on next year’s ballot – that’s the key for now. If this deserves an ongoing hearing, vote “yes.” I hope the most ardent CPA supporters would support this democratic process. Thomas Andrews Tremont Street
Sounding off! Town meeting style
Town Meeting season is traditionally a busy time for Sounding Off. This week we have added an extra page to accommodate all our letters, but space remains limited. Since next week is the final issue before Town Meeting we ask letter writers to take the time to be brief so that we can accommodate all reader views. Letters may be sent via mail or snail mail:
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
very time my husband, Terry, and I take our dog for a walk this is always what we pick up in just 15 minutes from leaving our front door! Now, can you picture what the uninhabited islands look like around the world with our plastic washed up on those shores! Imagine also a gyer several hundred miles wide in the oceans. These are floating islands of our trash that are formed by the currents. Most of what is there has already sunk out of sight doing unseen damage below the surface, or disintegrates and is destroying sea life below. “It won’t be easy, but in this great nation of ours, the only things we can’t do are the things we choose not to do,” said Nancy Perry Graham of the AARP. As consumers we have been slowly killing Mother
Think before you toss your trash ––––––––––
Earth by our over consumption. Think about what you can do today to help. Mother Earth has given us everything and what we have given back to her is incomprehensible. We must take good care of her NOW. We can change. We can make a difference. We cannot close our eyes any longer to the destruction
we are causing right outside our doors, and in our homes, and in our yards, and in our air and in our seas. What will we do when there is no place to throw anything away? Look around you – what do you see? Judi Vose Powder Point Ave.
The Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts has its office in Duxbury but works with towns from Braintree to Bourne and from Plymouth to Swansea. Increasingly, we are helping towns in the region with projects made possible by the Community Preservation Act. The CPA was enacted in 2002,
Wildlands Trust supports CPA –––––––––––––
and Duxbury was one the first towns to seize the opportunity. Since that time, the CPA has been a critical tool in helping to maintain the existing balance of open space to developed land, a feature that gives this beautiful town its distinctive character. The Wildlands Trust’s perspective is broader than just
Duxbury, and we see good things happening in towns that have passed CPA while opportunities continue to slip away in those that have not. We would be sorry to see Duxbury join the ranks of those towns that are losing out. Douglas Hart, President Wildlands Trust
Voting is a privilege, don’t miss your chance ––
ach of us is a stakeholder in this great town. We get to make decisions about our town’s future only a few key times a year at town meeting and local elections. Voting is one of our most cherished rights. It allows each
of us to be heard. Since the beginning, that right has shaped this town into the wonderful community it is today. Voting is a right that people have fought for, marched for, and even died for. Through your vote, you get to hire and fire your various representatives and set the
Librarians proved helpful ––––
t has recently been my pleasure and privilege to meet with Denise, one of the Reference Librarians, at our own Duxbury Free Library. After struggling to input photos from my digital camera, I scheduled a one-onone session with Denise for some computer training. This is a stress-free (almost) way
to learn. My specific requests were met with intelligence, patience and good humor. These one-on-one sessions in computer training (30 min.) are offered by the Reference Department. Our town is so blessed to have this library and its excellent staff. Mary Ann Murphy Priscilla Lane
direction for the future of Duxbury. If you do not vote, you are: abdicating your right to influence our town and our government; allowing the will of others, whose opinions may be different from your own, to prevail; allowing it to be no longer the will of the majority, but rather, the will of the minority. In the month of March, the citizens of Duxbury have two platforms—Town Meeting and town election—to voice their opinion. This March, stand up and be counted! The choice is yours. Get involved. Vote. Bill Harris Chairman, Duxbury Republican Town Committee
FRom the aRchiVes
Fifty years ago: March 5, 1959 ➢ As we get ready for the Tarkiln Community Center open house scheduled for March 7, here is the Tarkiln news listed in the Clipper on March 5, 1959: “Basketball for boys is held every Saturday from 10 to 12 at the center. Movies for all ages are shown from 2:30 to 4. There will be square dance instruction for adult
beginners every Monday at 8 p.m. Bob Proctor is the caller. This is for Duxbury Residents only, and the fee is 75 cents per person. There will be a ham and bean supper April 4.”
Twenty Years ago: March 1, 1989 ➢ Sweetser’s grocery store was bought at a public auction by the landlord of the historic building on Washington Street. Norman LeClair was the sole bidder. Turner Enterprises Inc. abruptly closed the store in October, 1988 and owner Jack Turner filed bankruptcy in December after attempting to sell the business for several bongi’s turkey pies and dinners were advertised in the March 5, 1959 months. Clipper. Notice that location used to be Route 3!
any questions are circulating about what to do with Fire Station 1 on Tremont Street. This year’s annual Town Meeting has an article to renovate Station 1 at a cost of $5.2 million. Last year, Town Meeting voters debated a proposal for a new fire station at a cost of $8.9 million. This article passed but was defeated at the ballot box. Since then, the building committee has considered the recommendations of the town and worked hard to study every feasible option with cost-savings in mind. The committee considered a combination facility, as well as a separate fire station refurbishment article that constructs a new office and station living quarters on the north side of the existing facility. This year the committee recommended a scaled-back $5.2 million renovation project which will allow us to continue to deliver the highest level of service to residents and provide a quality business office and livable space for the members of the department that should last the community for the next 30 years. Now the economy has turned drastically. Mindful of financial pressures facing the town and our citizens, we are offering an alternative plan should the $5.2 million be rejected. The Fire Department has estimated the cost to make short-term repairs at $996,000, which addresses only those immediate items that require corrections to ensure public safety and fix the deficiencies identified by the Town’s insurance carrier. This scope of work corrects identified health and life safety issues only. Some of the items needing replacement are to the roof that is leaking, filling in of the illegal mechanics pit, the stopping of flooding within the stations basement, replacement of the heating system, creation of a gender-neutral living space, and multiple electrical and mechanical problems that create a maintenance nightmare for our facility managers. The decision is up to the community. You can choose the $5.2 million renovation construction project, which will last the community for about 30 years and address all of our current health and life safety issues, or choose to appropriate $1 million for short-term repairs that have to be made. The $1 million request is a temporary fix, which will keep the building operational for another five years and addresses the most immediate problems. Why are these funds so important? We have a dedicated and diverse work force that finally includes women and it is up to us to give both males and females the proper work and living space. We are responsible for code enforcement and it is difficult to hold others accountable when we fall short with many life safety (fire alarm/sprinklers) issues. We are the first responders for hazardous material spills but yet we are not compliant with an oil water separator and tight tank for our own floor drains. We have grown significantly with staff, equipment, apparatus and job responsibility, however our physical space has not increased. We have taken on a new challenge of providing you with the best Paramedic service possible, but we do not have proper decontamination areas or medical supply storage. The Town has been very understanding and provided us with state of the art air packs, firefighting coats and pants to keep us safe, however this investment is difficult to get the expected years of service without proper cleaning, drying and maintenance. I hope this helps you to understand our issues and helps you make an informed decision. I appreciate your time in advance when considering these issues not only at Town Meeting but on the ballot questions during the Town election. Thank you.
Voters have options for fire station fix
By Kevin nord duxBury Fire ChieF
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Bylaw will help T harness wind
uxbury’s Alternative Energy Committee has proposed a bylaw that would be a mechanism for establishing and controlling renewable energy facilities in Duxbury. Article 46 for consideration is titled: “Wind Facilities Regulations.” The intent of this bylaw is to produce a standard of acceptability for wind power facilities in Duxbury. Duxbury is geographically situated in an area where the use of wind turbines could make economic sense and it is possible that the town will be approached by local businesses, residents or municipal departments within the town, to establish wind power facilities in Duxbury. The Alternative Energy Committee’s intent is to recommend and establish clear and concise guidelines for the installation of onsite wind turbines in a manner that meets the Town’s requirements and agrees with the sentiments of the community. Considerations include the size and location of wind power facilities installations, the town’s energy and budgetary needs as well as the town’s high aesthetic requirements. As our country moves towards a greener economy, domestic energy production such as wind, hydro and geothermal will stimulate the economy and reduce dependence on foreign oil imports as well as the tremendous amount of wealth that goes to the Middle East, Venezuela, and other countries that haven’t historically kept our best interest in mind. Why Wind Power: Wind power is the world’s fastest growing electric power source because it makes clean, emission-free power and is increasingly economical. The proposed bylaw supports our energy goals by setting guidelines for wind power development that protect the environment, enhance national energy security goals and maintain the rural character of Duxbury What it is: The bylaw is a set of guidelines that will assist the Duxbury permitting authorities in evaluating future proposed wind power generation projects. It specifies parameters such as height, setbacks, noise control and other site and environmental considerations that will be required of any project. What it is not: The bylaw does not create an “as-of-right” process for wind facility development. A special permit would only be issued if the Board of Appeals finds that a proposed project does not create unacceptable impacts on safety, aesthetics or the environment. Environmental Benefits: According to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a single 660 kW turbine displaces 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide each year. Over 20 years, to generate the same amount of electricity, 17,000 tons of coal would need to be burned (a line of 10-ton trucks seven miles long). Financial Benefits: Wind power can provide Duxbury with significant savings in its annual electricity costs. A $1 million investment in a wind turbine would yield $150,000 in annual savings and would be paid back in seven years. In addition, legislation currently being enacted through the Green Communities Act and the Federal Stimulus Package will serve to further enhance the economic benefits of wind power. Issues: The development of wind power must be regulated in a way that takes into consideration potential negative impacts including noise, wildlife disruption, safety issues such as ice throw and fall zone concerns, shadow-flicker and aesthetics. The proposed bylaw sets up guidelines for these issues but the true measure of a wind facilities impact must be fully evaluated on a “site by site” basis. The special permit process will allow the town to fully vet the pros and cons of any potential wind project in order to make the best decisions possible for our community. On behalf of the Alternative Energy Committee, we urge your support for this necessary step towards a cleaner and more energy independent future.
Let democracy rule on sleep time vote ––––––
he School Committee’s recent 3-2 vote endorsing the superintendent’s proposal to change our schools’ start times has generated much debate and anger. Like many, I feel like I have been left out of a decision that will impact my family for years to come. Although the School Committee and administration cannot poll parents on every issue they are entrusted to address, parents should be involved in deciding issues that have such a significant impact on family life. Several concerned parents, including myself, have prepared a petition suggesting a democratic solution. The petition would require the town to hold a special Town Meeting at which residents will vote on whether or not to make a recommendation to the School Committee to rescind its recent vote. The petition itself does not request that the decision be rescinded-it simply creates an opportunity for the residents on both sides of this issue to speak and vote. At such a meeting, residents could vote to endorse the proposed changes. If this occurs, the School Committee vote will stand. Although I disagree for several reasons, if a majority wants our thirdfifth graders starting school at 7:30 a.m., I will live with the vote and adjust accordingly. Alternatively, the majority could vote to recommend to the School Committee that it rescind the start times vote. Although such a recommendation is not binding, I would ask the School Committee to follow basic democratic principles and respect the citizens’ opinions.
By FranK duggan alternative energy Committee
A less costly and far simpler alternative to this town meeting exists. One of the three School Committee members who voted in favor of the changes could make a motion to re-open the issue and begin to determine what the majority of the town wants. We still don’t know. Post an on-line survey, send a survey home in backpacks, poll all of the parents, students, and be sure to include our teachers. Put a strict deadline on all of the results, openly report the results, follow the majority, and we will all move on. I urge anyone interested in this issue to attend the March 4 School Committee meeting to express their opinions. Christine McLaughlin Ryans Lane
Headline changed meaning –––––––––––––––
ecently, when I submitted my commentary in response to the Clipper’s Feb. 4 editorial which opposed the Citizens’ Petition for CPA Tax Reduction, it was entitled “CPA reduction makes sense.” By intent, the title was issue focused. When, however, it was published in the Clipper, the title had been inexplicably changed to the very personalized “CPA defenders miss the point.” A misdirected message. The changed title change concerningly infers that my
commentary response was directed at CPA defenders/proponents. Not the case! And, in fact, many resident signers of this Citizens’ Petition to Reduce/Redirect the 3 percent Surcharge Tax are/were proponents (‘defenders’) of the CPA, voting for it in 2001. Again, my response and the Citizens’ Petition are focused on the issue of proactively addressing, at least in some way, the ‘all consuming’ current financial/economic disaster. Additionally, the issue is to enhance the possible passage of
higher priority, more critically needed town projects, versus low priority, discretionary ventures. We simply believe that after eight years and $14-plus million, it is time to (as was initially promoted) “periodically revisit” the 3 percent CPA surcharge tax issue and put it on the ballot, for all tax paying residents to have a say. Given the continued escalation of all taxes in these dire times, again, it makes sense! James J. Sullivan Jr. Tremont Street
t is important that the citizens of Duxbury are given the real facts about CPA and not misled by incorrect information. Mr. Sullivan and others continually refer to the 3 percent CPA tax; it is a surcharge that is 3 percent of your tax bill. For instance, the median tax bill for FY ‘09 is $5,889 which equates to a CPA surcharge of $177. And what is too much land? We have acquired 447 acres of land, less than 3 percent of town’s total acreage; protecting our drinking wells, riverfronts, farmland, wildlife habitat, and providing sites for housing. Since 2002 voters have appropriated roughly $13 million for projects that address open space, historic preservation, affordable housing and recreation. Fifty one percent of that money has come from our CPA surcharge, the remainder from the state matching fund. We have enjoyed a 100 percent match for five years and last year we received a 73 percent match because more communities recognize the value of CPA and the lack of other funding sources. CPA projects enhance our quality of life, protect our natural resources, balance growth and development and instill pride in our community. The voters approved the expendi-
Real facts on Community Preservation Act –––
ture of CPA funds to restore the Wright Building, preserve the 145 acre O’Neil Farm, one of the last working dairy farms on the South Shore; acquire Berrybrook which is hayed for the dairy farm and preserves an outstanding scenic view off Winter Street; acquire Delano Farm for open space, a wellfield, renovation of a single family home and construction of a group home for handicapped adults; acquire working cranberry bogs which are showing a return to the town; develop the Keene Street playing field; acquire land for the dual purpose of open space and construction of a Habitat for Humanity home. And the list goes on. But this remarkable story continues. None of the projects would have been done if it weren’t for CPA. Our CPA funds provide seed money which in turn attracts donations. More than $5 million has been received from generous donors, state and federal grants, and non-profits to complete our projects. And then there are the gifts in kind; people who gave their time and energy to build a house, paint buildings, contractors who brought in crews, and Boy Scouts who cleared land around the historic fish ladder. In total, the projects would have cost over $18 million. Since the adoption of CPA the
median household has contributed roughly $1,000 toward $18 million in projects, that’s leverage! Duxbury has supported its schools, fire and police, recreation and open space protection in good times and bad. There is an exemption from the surcharge for seniors and low income property owners who qualify. Reducing CPA to 0.25 percent will generate only $135,000 (including state match). Reducing the surcharge from 3 percent eliminates receipt of any available money in a second round of funds. Reducing CPA reduces our ability to effectively meet the mandated purposes; we will not be able to acquire land, especially when the market is more favorable for us; we will be limited in the amount and type of historic restoration projects; and meeting our affordable housing needs will be severely challenged unless we borrow. You may not like all of the projects that have been funded, but it is the voters that make that decision! The CPC has voted against the reduction of the CPA surcharge and is in favor of maintaining the level to 3 percent Holly Morris Chairwoman, Community Preservation Committee
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
mutkoski runs for Library trustee
My name is Laney Siddall Mutkoski, and I am an incumbent running for reelection for Library Trustee. It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to serve our town over the last three years, and I look forward to serving in the same capacity for three more years. Our Board of Trustees is a diverse group and truly represents a great cross-section of the Duxbury community. As a mother of three children in the school district, I represent the families that use our library extensively. My own family has benefited greatly from the library and all that it offers to young children as they grow and learn. It is a place that my children love and appreciate. Historically, libraries see a drastic increase in use during difficult economic times and
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our current economic challenges have shown that history repeats itself. In the next three years I will work hard with the other Trustees and the Library Director to ensure that our community will continue to
benefit from and freely enjoy the services, programs and resources that the library offers to all Duxbury residents. Although there are more computers now, and you can do things like download a book to an MP3 player, the essence of the library has not changed through the years. It is still a place that people go to research, to browse, to read or just to hang out with friends. Libraries truly are the “living room” of the community and we are so fortunate to have such a beautiful and comfortable livingroom with such kind and enthusiastic librarians and staff. I hope to continue to represent Duxbury as a Library Trustee, and I humbly ask for your support in my reelection.
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Donato announces for selectman
Christopher Donato of Chandler Street announces his candidacy for Duxbury Selectman. “It’s time for a change in Duxbury,” said Donato. “We need a fresh perspective on the Board. I will bring new vision and will listen to the needs of the residents of Duxbury”. “As for my background, I am currently the Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. I have held this position for six years. I worked as an attorney with the Litigation Bureau for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for two years. Prior to that, I was Counsel to the Sheriff for Norfolk County where I gained valuable experience in public sector labor law. I have worked in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office and saw the Commonwealth government from the inside. I
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have been an attorney for fourteen years. My background has given me a unique perspective on financial matters and fiscal responsibility”. “As your Selectman, I will work hard for you, your family, your neighborhood and our
community. I bring no political agenda to this position other than what is best for our town. For me, it is not about power, but about service to Duxbury. I believe in change and commitment, if you give me the opportunity, I will only serve as Selectman for a maximum of three terms. I value public service and professionally have been serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government. I now want to bring this service home to our town”. Mr. Donato moved to Duxbury 10 years ago. He lives here with his wife, Paddi and their three daughters. He has been volunteer coach for Duxbury Youth Hockey for the past 10 years. For more information on Mr. Donato please visit www. electchristopherdonato.com.
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Josh Cutler of Vine Street announces his candidacy for one of two seats on the Planning Board. Cutler, 38, is a Duxbury native and a graduate of Skidmore College and Suffolk Law School. “I’ve seen Duxbury change a great deal over the years, usually for the better. That’s due in large part to the smart decisions our town leaders made about zoning and land-use in the past,” Cutler said in making his announcement. “I care very much about the future of our town and want to continue that tradition on the Planning Board.” He is the former editor, and current publisher, of the Duxbury Clipper, a third-generation family-run newspaper operated in town since 1950. Cutler worked on land-use
cutler to run for Planning Board
issues as a legislative aide in the Mass. Legislature including the Cape Cod Land Bank, a landmark bill that eventually led to the Community Preservation Act. He is a licensed attorney who has in the past practiced
criminal law, representing indigent defendants in Plymouth County. Prior to moving back to Duxbury, Cutler served as a Selectman in the town of Hull. He was chairman of the town’s Recycling Committee and also a member of the Plymouth County Advisory Board. He is currently a member of the Duxbury Business Association and the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Alden House. Cutler is married to Leslie, a psychotherapist with a practice in Pembroke. They have an adorable two-year-old son, Charlie, and three rambunctious labs, Truman, Casey and Sydney.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
duxbury Beach Preservation Society education night
Duxbury Beach Preservation Society announces its annual Education Night on Wednesday March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Duxbury. Shore Gregory of Island Creek Oysters will provide an enlightening presentation about how and why the oyster farmers and other employees of Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury are providing some of the
A hot issue this past year was the “high-end learner” program at the Alden School. What’s your view of the program?
s a career educator, I have had the opportunity to experience thirty-years of change in our nation’s educational system. The recognition that no two students learn and achieve at the same level has been the cornerstone of the implementation of such initiatives as student-centered and differentiated instruction. Public school districts began Gifted and Talented Programs for high-end learners (3-5 percent of the student population) requiring extensions beyond instruction and materials utilized in the classroom. Unfortunately, these programs were eliminated mainly due to budget cuts prioritizing programs based on student participation. I support the ongoing goal to provide new instructional and curriculum opportunities for all levels of learners. This goal is currently being
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Absentee ballots for the Duxbury town election on Saturday, March 28 are now available at the town clerk’s office. Voter’s can fill out an absentee ballot application and vote in person from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. on Fri-
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day. Voters may also request a ballot be mailed to them. Please make your request in writing or fill out the application at the clerk’s office. Remember to provide your mailing address. Please call the office if you are coming between noon and 1 p.m. For questions, call 781-9341100 x150.
extended in the form of a pilot project, Differentiating Instruction for High-End Learners, at the Alden School. Professional development has focused on teachers’ ability to successfully extend differentiated instructional opportunities for students identified as high-end learners. The Alden School Pilot Project has utilized the expertise of a consultant who is the director of a Gifted and Talented Program from the Barnstable schools. Disseminating this information among the entire faculty continues a collaborative effort of sharing best instructional practices. Students identified as high-end learners have been assigned to “pilot” teachers who continue to instruct heterogeneous classes. “Structured heterogeneity” provides equal distribution of all levels of learners. The ultimate goal of this project is to increase teachers’ ability to meet the instructional needs of all students. outcomes, which hurt its credibility. Parents were left with many questions about the program, specifically the criteria for selecting participants, which needs to be objective and fair. As “differentiated instruction” is at the foundation for this program, my personal belief is that the term needs to be better defined to be inclusive of all Duxbury students regardless of their academic abilities. Teachers use “differentiated instruction” everyday in their classroom as they teach a broad range of students with different learning styles. I hope that the educators and administrators involved with the program are able to collect sufficient data with which to judge this program and make recommendations for any necessary improvements.
think that this was a well intentioned attempt to address the concern that students who perform at the highest levels could be challenged to a greater degree. This program can play a significant role in the quality of education for motivated Duxbury students who have proven they can meet the academic demands of their courses and would benefit from participating in this type of program. However, the implementation of the program could have been more effective by improved and greater communication with the community. The launch of the program appeared to be rushed and did not have clearly communicated objectives, strategies, and
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Town Meeting voters will be asked to approve a temporary tax hike to spend $2.2 million to repair and renovate the Percy Walker Pool. In next year’s budget the town manager has proposed closing the pool to save money. Depending which direction voters decide, the pool could suffer vastly different fates. What’s your view of the project and how would you vote on the tax hike?
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he Percy Walker Pool is a great asset to the residents of Duxbury. My children learned to swim at the pool. I often use the pool to “train” for the Duxbury Beach Triathlon. The success of the Duxbury High School swim team is a direct result of having such a facility. On the other hand, it is frustrating that the pool has come into such a state of disrepair. It is disappointing that our town was not better prepared to deal with these issues through a thorough maintenance and repair plan. Having discussed the state of the pool with a few of the people involved, it is my understanding that, until recently, the Percy Walker Pool actually made money. The exit of swimming
clubs took a big piece out of the pool’s income. Their exit may have been a result of the pool’s state of disrepair. Obviously, the more the pool deteriorates, the less swimming programs want to use it. Consequently, making the necessary repairs will make the pool more attractive to swimming clubs. The pool needs to be managed like a business. While the pool is being repaired, the Recreation Department needs to aggressively market the pool to local swimming clubs in order to ensure a permanent flow of income upon its reopening. In addition, rates must be set to cover the costs of maintaining the facility. That being said, I will personally vote in favor of the tax hike in order to repair and update the Percy Walker Pool.
uxbury is blessed to have the Percy Walker Pool which is utilized by thousands of people – young and old. It operates 11 to 15 hours a day, seven days a week, making it one of Duxbury’s most heavily utilized facilities. Constructed in 1976, it has only had minor renovation and repair work done over its life. After 33 years of heavy use in an extremely corrosive environment, it’s time to perform much needed improvements. I support Article 38 to renovate the pool and to fund the expenditure through a temporary debt exclusion. Although I realize that $2.2 million is very expensive, we need to maintain our infrastructure or the cost of future repairs will be significantly higher as corrosion and deterioration continue to accelerate. The proposed repairs
include new locker rooms, new family changing spaces, new energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems, a new roof, and new windows to allow natural light into the pool area which will help reduce energy operating costs. We appropriated funds at two previous town meetings to replace the lighting system and install a much needed dehumidification system. Three times we bid the project, and three times the bids came in significantly higher than the appropriated amounts, and no project was ever done. But the corrosion problems continue to persist. The pool currently operates at a deficit, but if the renovation article fails, I believe we can find a way to keep the pool open. Hours may need to be shortened and membership fees may have to be increased, but we should not mothball the facility and let it fall apart which will only require more money to renovate in the future.
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uxbury’s Community Preservation Act was adopted by the voters in 2001. Since then, taxpayer dollars along
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with matching funds from the state have helped pay for dozens of projects around town, including the purchase of open space, historic preservation
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Thursday March 5 Chandler PTA meeting DHS Music trip to Disney DHS School Council meeting 5 p.m. SEPAC Presentation 7-9 p.m. DMS Library Monday March 9 DHS PTO 7 p.m. Wednesday March 11 Alden Student Council meeting 2:45 p.m. Thursday March 12 Smarter than a Duxbury 5th Grader? 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday March 16 DMS PTA Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. Kindergarten registration packets ready for pickup Thursday March 19 Deadline - K-5 Science Fair Application Friday March 20 No school -- Professional Development Saturday March 21 Music dinners Monday March 23 Report Cards issued for K-5 Chandler School Council -- 7 p.m. Tuesday March 24 Incoming Kindergarten Orientation -- 7 p.m. Wednesday March 25 Chandler and Alden Parent/Teacher conferences -- early dismissal
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nate the Great at Alden
There was dancing and singing and live performers as Alden students were treated to a fun, engaging musical on Friday, Feb. 13 in the performing Arts Center. Theaterworks productions from NYC presented “Nate the Great” and it did not disappoint. The students were able to see a favorite story come to life on stage, as well as after the performance ask the actors about set production, acting, stage fright and other well thought out questions. The program was sponsored by the Alden pTA’s Creative Arts Committee. The next production scheduled by the pTA for Alden students is “Freedom Trail- The Story of Harriet Tubman,” which will be at the pAC in May. Photo by Betsey campbell
School Lunch Menu
Week of march 9
Monday: Mozzarella sticks w/dipping sauce, caesar salad, pears, trail mix, juice. Tuesday: Buffalo, BLT, turkey club, pretzels, fresh fruit, juice. Wednesday: Grilled cheese, chicken soup, cucumber wheels w/cheddar cubes, pineapples, juice. Thursday: Nachos nachos nachos, seasoned beef, corn, garden salad, salsa pears, juice. Friday: Homemade pizza, tossed salad, applesauce, fruit punch. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Salad bar, specialty sandwiches, soup and more!
Are You Smarter Than A duxbury 5th Grader?
Join us for an exciting, fun and entertaining evening! Cheer on our fifth graders as they match wits with local community members on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Community members competing with the fifth grade teams from Alden School include the “Twisted Sisters,” “Chandler Champions,” “Holy Rollers,” “Legal Beagles,” “Batty Librarians,” “Westwind Bookends” and many, many more! Raffle prizes include two separate sets of Red Sox tickets, a round of golf at Plymouth Country Club, an escort from former Boston Bruin Jeff Norton to the Alumni Box to watch a Boston Bruins game, and being Principal of Alden School for one day, among others. Charlie Dobens will serve as moderator for the event with Principal Christopher Trombly asking questions and Superintendent Sue Skeiber, Principals Suzanne Billingham and Blake Dalton serving as judges. New this year is the addition of “lifelines” which will be filled by many of our fifth grade teachers. Tickets for the event are available in advance: $10 for adults, $5 for students (available at the door: $12 for adults, $7 for students). Don’t
wait – this event SOLD OUT last year! Tickets available in the Alden School office, at Westwinds Bookshop and (if still available) at the door the night of the event. Forms for tickets may also be downloaded off the school website, but need to be completed and dropped off at Alden School. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Alden PTA. For ticket information contact: Cindy Brockwell (email@example.com). For general event information contact: Elena Zongrone at 781-9343298 or Marie Gill at 781-9347224.
Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken and rice soup, pudding, fruit punch. Tuesday: Bacon cheeseburger, french fries, carrots, pickle spear, juice. Wednesday: Ravioli with sauce, sweet peas, wheat dinner roll, fresh grapes, juice. Thursday: Buffalo chicken sub, lettuce, tomato, pickles, bag of pretzels, lemonade. Friday: Cheese pizza, garden salad, orange smiles, fruit punch. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: pre-made salad; Mon.- bagel lunch or turkey, cheese and bacon, Tues.-meatball sub, pizza, or PB & Jelly, Wed.- bagel lunch or ham and cheese sub, Thurs.-pizza or uncrustable PB&Jelly, Fri.- tuna sandwich
Special education seminar March 5
The Duxbury Special Education Parents Advisory Council along with funding support from the Duxbury Education Foundation is hosting a Social/ Cognitive seminar presented by Pamela Ely, MS CCC-SLP. The seminar is Thursday, March 5, from 7– 9 p.m. in the Library at the Duxbury Middle School. Make reservations through the Duxbury SEPAC Web site at www.duxburysepac.org and click on Contact Us, fill in your information and put in the event name and number of seats requested. The seminar will be focused on the impact of socialcognitive deficits and those factors which affect students’ academic and social performance (including sensory needs, executive functioning skills and language processing abilities). For more informa-
tion about Pamela and the Ely Center, please visit their Web site elycenter.com/
dHS info session set for March 16
An information session will be held on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury High School Library. Come meet Principal Andrew Stephens, catch up on the latest DHS news and learn everything you always wanted to know about Duxbury High School but were afraid to ask. This event is sponsored by the DHS PTO.
Monday: Meatball sub, pasta salad, green beans, fruit cup, juice. Tuesday: Belgian waffle, bacon, syrup, strawberries and cream, juice. Wednesday: Tacos, all the fixin’s, corn, salsa, pineapples, juice. Thursday: Chicken patty on a roll, rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, peaches, juice. Friday: Pasta bar, carrots, veggie tray w/cheddar cheese cubes, pears, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Mon.- Ham and cheese bulkie, salad with tuna, PB&J with salad; Tues. - BLT, garden salad, bagel w/cream cheese or butter and jelly; Wed. - Turkey and cheese or pizza w/tossed salad; Thurs. - Chicken wrap or meatball sub w/ garden salad; Fri.- Tuna sandwich or PB&J w/ tossed salad
dHS student named national Merit Scholar
Eric Yanulis has been selected as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. This puts Eric in the top 15,000 high school students nationwide. He is now eligible to compete for one of the 8,2000 merit scholarships to be distributed this year.
Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken soup, cucumber wheels, melon cubes, juice. Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, mashed potato, glazed carrots, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Veggie tasting day, ravioli with sauce, veggie tray with cheese, garlic bread stick, juice. Thursday: Soft taco, all the fixin’s, corn, salsa, sour cream, juice. Friday: Chicken patty on a roll, mashed potato, steamed broccoli, applesauce, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Mon,,Wed., or Fri. - bagel box lunch, Tues. or Thurs. -- Dragon box ham, turkey or bologna, Everyday - dragon sac PB&J uncrustable, or pizza. Mon. Ham and cheese sub, Tues. - Turkey and cheese, Wed. - BLT, Thurs. - chicken sandwich, Fri. - Tuna. All served with yogurt, cheese stick, veggies, graham cracker, milk, juice and fruit.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
12:31 a.m. Motor vehicle stop for verbal domestic dispute. Officer followed party to drop off female on Lincoln Street then male party to proceed to parent’s house. 12:37 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Chestnut Street for equipment. Citation issued. 9:54 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked on Carr Road.
Thursday, feb. 19
1:09 a.m. Caller reports two dogs roaming on Bay Road. Officer dispatched. Area search negative.
Saturday, feb. 21
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11:21 a.m. Larceny reported on Saint George Street.
12:54 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Winter Street. Cited for speeding and license not in posession. Party arrested for under age possession of alcohol. 7:21 a.m. Caller reports woman walking down Chandler Street with bags and a trunk. Officer reports a verbal argument ensued.
2:08 a.m. Officer shuttled party from Franklin Street to Windward Way.
5:52 p.m. Caller from Tremont Street requests ambulance for leg pain from earlier fall. Transported to South Shore Hospital. 11:11 a.m. Reported attempt to locate party on Cordwood Path to serve papers. 2:11 p.m. Man arrested on Cordwood Path. Registered sex offender failed to report change of address.
Written warning issued.
Monday, feb. 23
Wednesday, feb. 25
1:53 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked on overpass on East Street. 5:11 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle all over the road on Tremont Street heading toward Marshfield. Marshfield police notified.
8:19 p.m. Detail firefighter reports sprinkler activation on St. George Street. Command reports there was a problem with a roof top heating unit.
7:58 p.m. Caller reports a dog roaming on Church Street. Officer dispatched. Area search negative.
2:16 p.m. Motor vehicle stopped for speeding. Verbal warning issued. 2:32 p.m. Motor vehicle stopped for failure to stop at a stop sign. Verbal warning issued.
9:32 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Franklin Street. Citation issued for speeding. 11:20 a.m. Suspicious activity reported on Forest Street. 11:55 a.m. Suspicious activity reported on Summer Street.
9:52 a.m. Report of missing property on Tremont Street.
1:52 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on West Street.
11:49 p.m. Sergeant reports slippery road conditions on West Street. DPW notified.
9:35 p.m. Caller requests officer to accompany her to residence on Keene Street for well being check on her father. Resident found deceased. Duxbury K-9 and fire department requested to the scene. State police also reported to the scene.
10:35 p.m. Caller reports erratic operator of a motor vehicle on West Street. 11:43 p.m. Caller reports possible past breaking and entering into residence on Winslow Street.
10:14 p.m. Caller reports dog hit by vehicle on Church Street.
6:04 p.m. Caller reports wire down across South Station Street.
Tuesday, feb. 24
5:32 p.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Franklin Street for speeding.
2:51 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries reported at the corner of Alden Street and Tremont Street.
7:37 a.m. Motor vehicle lockout on Homestead Place.
friday, feb. 20
1:18 a.m. Caller reports motor vehicle blocking road on Hill Top Lane. Owner states motor vehicle is disabled.
Sunday, feb. 22
9:05 a.m. Report of a male trying to force a female into a car on Route 3 northbound. Area search negative. State and Norwell police notified. 2:21 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on West Street. Written warning issued.
3:26 a.m. Pembroke police requests assistance at accident scene on South Street. 3:28 a.m. Caller reports car all over the road on Gurnet Road. Area search negative.
4:28 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Chandler Street. Officer spoke to party. Will be moving the vehicle. 7:07 p.m. Party in station concerned for the well being of a man walking down yard on Loring Street near Kingston line. Area search negative.
3:26 p.m. Truck rollover and minor pileup reported on Route 3 northbound between Exits 10 and 11. Assisted state police.
4:43 p.m. Motorist on Summer Street reports passenger had a previous fall and hit head and now complaining of heart pulsating. Transported to South Shore Hospital.
5:05 p.m. Caller requests ambulance for chest pains and difficulty breathing. Transported to Jordan Hospital. 7:55 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. Citation issued.
11:02 p.m. 911 hang up call. Owner of the building on Summer Street where the call came from states no one should be in the building. Checked and building was secure. 11:48 p.m. Caller reports possible car alarm sounding in area of Linden Lane.
Quick acting detectors spare Cedar Street home
The Duxbury Fire Department says a smoke alarm may have saved some Cedar Street residents from losing their home – or worse. On Feb. 27, around 3:13 p.m., the Duxbury Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 38 Cedar Street, according to Deputy Chief William Carrico. First arriving units discovered a fire in the first floor hallway. The box alarm was struck and a line was stretched to the first floor. The first firefighters on the scene knocked the fire down quickly with a water extinguisher, after forcing entry, according to Carrico. The fire is believed to have started because of a failed oil burner relay that sent 110 volts to the thermostat, which normally operates on 12volts, Carrico said. The thermostat overheated and caught fire on the wall. Damage from the fire was contained to the first floor hallway wall and oil burner controls in the basement. One item to note, Carrico added, was that the homeowner –– who was not home at the time of the fire –– had a monitored fire alarm system. The closest smoke detector was five feet away from the fire origin. This quick detection and notification by the alarm company saved the property from further damage from flame and smoke. If the owner had not had the monitored system, the outcome could have been much different, Carrico said.
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They may be the youngest program on the winter sports scene at DHS, but right now the girls’ hockey team is carrying the torch by being the last team with any possibility of making some noise in postseason play.
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As the #1 seed in the Division II State tournament, much is expected of the Lady Dragons, who came into the tournament at 16-3-1 and showed just how effective they can be when they cruised to a 6-1 openinground win over Marshfield on Friday afternoon at The Bog. The victory sets up a second-round confrontation with Bay State League entry Dedham HS on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at The Bog. The Marauders come in as the #9-seed with a 13-7-1 record after their opening-round 1-0 shutout win over Medfield. Having beaten the Rams twice during the regular season, there is always the fear of taking on an opponent for the third time. In this case the Lady Dragons had every right to be leery after the Rams wasted little time in taking a 1-0 lead just 22 seconds into the game. Towering Marshfield sophomore Katie Conlon pushed the puck past the Duxbury defense and picked it up on the left, blistering a shot past Julia Hannon high to the stick side and sending the Marshfield crowd into a frenzy.
Three’s a crowd: duxbury’s Briana connolly draws a crowd as she tries to stuff the puck past Marshfield goaltender Vicky Langrill during duxbury’s 6-1 win over the rams.
hespian Troupe 355 and Duxbury High School Drama wowed audience, judges, and their fellow competitors at Saturday’s Massachusetts High School Drama Festival at the Performing Arts Center. Their show, Margaret McCarthy’s “The Sacrificial King,” traces parallel stories of a young painter, The Young Girl (Mariah MacFarlane) coming into her own as an artist and adult, matched to elements of the life and violent death of John Lennon (Devin
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The goal got the Lady Dragons’ attention, as Molly O’Sullivan got it back three minutes later when she was stationed to the right of Ram goaltender Vicky Langrill and fired a shot that found its way through her legs to tie the game at 1-1. Hannon kept the game tied when she stopped freshman Emily Matthews on a partial break-in with 9:41 on the clock, and four minutes later the Lady Dragons went ahead for good when their first line of Briana Connolly, Meg Muncey, and Kaitlin Sullivan combined for a Connolly goal and a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period. The Rams opened the second period on the power-play and tested Hannon twice, but they were stonewalled by the junior netminder.
At the 12:50 mark Duxbury’s depth showed, as freshman Colleen Leddie came out from behind the net and slid her shot under Langrill for a 3-1 lead with an assist going to classmate Mary Margaret Donovan. The Lady Dragons now had the Rams on the ropes, and continued to pressure the Marshfield defense with its talented first line. However, freshman defender Martha Findlay was whistled for a penalty putting her team a man-down. What could have put the Rams back in the game backfired, as Muncey picked up a loose puck at center ice and turned the Ram defense, pulling Langrill out of the net and depositing her shot behind the fallen goaltender for a 4-1 lead
with 9:10 left in the second period. The Rams would have a great chance to get back in the game with 1:44 to go, only to have captain Kristen McColgan stuffed by Hannon as she crashed into the goal post. Hannon would stop another Marshfield break-in in the opening minute of the third period to demoralize the visitors and keep her teammates fired up, especially the line of O’Sullivan, Meghan Johnson, and senior captain Anie Grunwald, who pressured the Rams with a flurry of activity midway through the period. Donovan and Connolly would score goals in the final five minutes to end the afternoon’s scoring.
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team have produced a splendid competition version of McCarthy’s play, trimmed to the required 40 minutes but seamless, complex and ultimately powerful. Along with their overall praise, the judges singled out three of Duxbury’s production crew for special All-Star awards. Stage Manager/Set Designer Bobby Cline has produced a flexible, well integrated set that supports complex and fluid scenes and stories. Nate Files’ Lighting and Image Production provides well-chosen pictures
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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 continue Mar. 4, and Mar. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
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Tuesday March 10
Eat Your Words. The Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s Duxbury Market are continuing their unique collaboration named Eat Your Words. At 6 p.m. there is a cooking class on Middle Eastern Cuisine at Foodie’s for $25 per person. For more information, call the Library at 781-934-2721 x100 or e-mail dulib@ ocln.org. After school movie. An after school movie will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. The film is the exciting story of Thomas who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime after uncovering a plot to kidnap the President’s daughter. Snacks are permitted. Register online duxburyfreelibrary.org, in person at the children’s reference desk, or by phone 781-934-2721, x115. Candidate debate. Meet and hear from this year’s candidates for the Planning Board at an informal debate hosted by the Duxbury Senior Center at 9 a.m. This is the second of three debate forums highlighting candidates for town offices. Please join us for this important opportunity to hear about significant issues facing our candidates and to make an informed decision regarding these upcoming elections.
Holy Family Church
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. Daily mass during Lent will be held in the main church Monday through Friday at 7 and 9 a.m., and Saturday at 8:15 a.m.
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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. Women’s Bible study is held on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids will continue to meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday through May 14 at the church. Saturday Feb. 28, Bay Path Project Work Day from 1-4 p.m. at 26 Kristin Rd. in Plymouth. Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Soup and the Word, a Lenten devotional, in the Atkinson Fellowship Hall. Small groups meet during the week. Call the church office for information.
Thursday March 5
SEPAC Presentation. The Duxbury Special Education Parents Advisory Council, is hosting a Social-Cognitive seminar presented by Pamela Ely, from 7-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Middle School Library. Please make reservations through the Duxbury SEPAC Web site at duxburysepac. org and click on “contact us,” fill in your information and put in the event name and number of seats requested. Beyond basic e-mail. Duxbury Free Library’s Internet Skills Class will focus on setting up e-mail groups, attachments and what to do with all your messages and pictures. Course is two classes long, and will be offered three times on Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. beginning March 5. We require that you be proficient with a mouse, have a valid library card and an active e-mail account. Advanced registration is recommended. To register for a course, sign up at the reference desk or call 781-934-2721 x100.
by volunteers have accomplished and to become better acquainted with the many potential uses for the Tarkiln Community Center is offered at an Open House scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is being hosted by members of the Historical Commission and the Tarkiln Study Committee. CPR class. A CPR certification course for childcare providers and the general public will be offered on Sat. March 7, 9 a.m-12 p.m., at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St. Kingston. The cost is $40 per person (discounts for recertification and groups of two or more). Three dollars of each fee is donated to the Make-AWish Foundation of Massachusetts. This course requires pre-registration by March 6. Call Barbara at 781582-1440 or 1-800-434-6000, or visit healthednewengland.com.
email@example.com Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Associate 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 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. Sunday March 8 is Girl Scout Sunday. Board of Christian Outreach will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.
Wednesday March 11
Drop-In Story Time. A 20-minute program designed for children ages three and under with an adult held from 10:30-11 a.m. in the children’s program room at the Duxbury Free Library. This program is designed for the adult to participate and serve as a role model for the child. No registration is necessary.
sunday March 8
The Sunday Salon Series. The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are honored to present award winning author Tom Perrotta as he tours with his newest paperback novel, “The Abstinence Teacher.” Perrotta will read from the novel and discuss his many writing experiences at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room. Tickets will be available at both locations. Books will be available for purchase and signing through the courtesy of Westwinds Bookshop. For more information call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link. Second Sunday Series. From 1:303:30 p.m. a hands-on activity based on the unique works by Cindy Kane, now on exhibit at the Art Complex Museum, is planned. This workshop is suitable for ages five through adult. Free. Razia Jan to speak. Razia Jan, who has been living in her native Afghanistan for almost five months, returns to Duxbury on Sunday, March 8 and will speak at the Duxbury Senior Center at 2 p.m. Razia will share stories and a slide show of the work she has been doing with Arzu, a non-profit organization that provides sustainable income to Afghan women by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. Razia will also bring us up to date on the Zabuli School for girls she founded as it nears its one year anniversary.
Thursday March 12
Are You Smarter Than A Duxbury Fifth Grader. Join us as Duxbury fifth graders match wits with local community members from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the event are available in advance: $10 for adults, $5 for students (available at the door: $12 for adults, $7 for students). Tickets available in the Alden School office, at Westwinds Bookstore and at the door the night of the event. For event information contact Elena Zongrone 781-934-3298 or Marie Gill 781-934-7224. Beyond basic e-mail. Duxbury Free Library’s Internet Skills Class will focus on setting up e-mail groups, attachments and what to do with all your messages and pictures. Course is two classes long, and will be offered three times on Thursday mornings from 10:30 –11:30 beginning March 5. We require you be proficient with a mouse, have a valid library card and an active e-mail account. Advanced registration is recommended. To register for a course, sign up at the Reference Desk or call 781-9342721 x100. SAA Juried Show submissions. Artists entries for the Scituate Art Association’s Juried Show must be delivered to the Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate on Thursday, March 12, from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday March 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The show will be held at the Front Street
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.
Friday March 6
Gather ‘Round Story Time. The Duxbury Free Library holds story time in the picture book room of the children’s department from 10:30-11 a.m.
United Methodist Church
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.
Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar. Sermon Series: The Diamond of the Cross: Facets of faith and meaning rather than “one size fits all.”
saTurday March 7
Food drive. The Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse and Foodie’s Duxbury Market are joining together to host a Food and Funds Drive on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to learn more about the Plymouth Food Warehouse and the South Shore Community Action Council, please visit sscac.org. New England Seascapes at the Bumpus Gallery. A selection of seascapes by Michael Cunliffe Thompson will be featured at the Helen Bumpus Gallery on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library during March and April. A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, March 7, from 2-4 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For information call 781-934-2721. Open House at the Tarkiln Community Center. A chance to see what the many hours of work donated
Living Waters Community of Hope
LivingWatersCH.org Rev. Kendra Vaughan Hovey 508-922-1666 ReverendKendra@yahoo.com Mailing Address: 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,
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
By mary BetH Goldman
Question of the Week
If you could go anywhere, where would you go on vacation?
“Africa. There are still places that are untouched.” henry Narlee Bayberry Lane
“Vieques. It’s off the coast of Puerto Rico. In the past the US used half for bombing practice. Half is a nature preserve. We’re going in a couple weeks.” will kohler Priscilla ave. landscape and animal imagery. The cost is $75. Annual Town Meeting. To be held 9 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center. How Money Works. St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene at 136 Summer St. will hold an informal presentation on “How Money Works” with David Galbraith, from 9-10:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Following the presentation, Mr. Galbraith will be available for individual consultation. Call 781585-3419 to pre-register. No charge.
“Belize. It’s warm and I’d like to see the Mayan Temples.” kevin endicott west Union st.
“I’d go to Las Vegas to see the shows. I want to ride the roof roller coaster at New York, New York.” caroline Listernick carr rd.
“Napoli. I’ve never been to southern Italy and I’d like to see the Roman ruins and museums.” Frank Prosl Franklin st.
Art Gallery from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, April 6. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St. Scituate. For further details, e-mail Janet Cornacchio, at jcornacch@aol. com or call 781-545-7613.
Fred Astaire ballroom dance lessons. The Duxbury Senior Center is host to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio from Plymouth’s Cordage Park on Friday mornings, March 13 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for special ballroom dance lessons in conjunction with the Friends of the Duxbury Free Library’s “Night at the Sands” event on Saturday, March 28. Call Linda Hayes to register for one or both at 781-934-5774, x103. Cost is $12 each. Shabbat Across America. On Friday night, March 20, hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate Shabbat. Congregation Shirat Hayam, in Marshfield cordially invites you and your family to join our congregation as we celebrate Shabbat with dinner and a service. For more information and reservations please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-582-2700. The Sunday Salon Series. On March 22 at 2 p.m., the Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are honored to present Jennifer Haigh,
Friday March 13
Fred Astaire ballroom dance lessons. The Duxbury Senior Center is host to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio from Plymouth’s Cordage Park on Friday mornings, March 13 and 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for special ballroom dance lessons in conjunction with the Friends of the Duxbury Free Library’s “Night at the Sands” event on Saturday, March 28. Call Linda Hayes to register for one or both at 781-934-5774, x103. Cost is $12 each.
sunday March 15
Eat Your Words. The Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s Duxbury Market hosts the next Eat Your Words at 2 p.m. There will be a 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.
New York Times bestselling author of “Mrs. Kimble and Baker Towers.” Ms. Haigh has re-scheduled her cancelled January presentation. She will read from and discuss her newest book, “The Condition,” at the Duxbury Free Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing through the courtesy of Westwinds Bookshop. Tickets for the cancelled Jan. 11 program will be honored. Additional free tickets will be available at both locations two weeks before the event. For more information about this program and other upcoming events, call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link. Paste-Paper Intensive. On Sunday, March 22, from noon until 4 pm at the Art Complex Museum, artist and graphic designer Bryson Dean will conduct a Paste-Paper Intensive in which participants will learn how to create beautiful art or craft papers using this centuries-old technique. The cost is $25. Genealogy Club. Duxbury Council on Aging Genealogy Club is planning a trip and tour to the Mass. State Archives on Friday March 27. For more information or if you would like to join us call Linda Hayes at the Duxbury Council on Aging, 781-9345774. Antiques show. The 28th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Duxbury High School to benefit the Duxbury High School Athletic Program. Appraisals of artwork and antiques will be offered on Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 per item or 3 for $10. Admission to the show is $7 or $6 with a card available at many local businesses and other community venues. Please contact Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111 for more information or to volunteer. Mosaics 101. A six-inch square mosaic will be made with Lisa Houck on Saturday, March 28, at the Art Complex Museum from 10 a.m -4 p.m. Techniques such as cutting glass, placement and movement of tiles, value relationships, color choices and grouting will be taught. $100 plus $25 materials fee. Recycle your books for literacy. The community comes together for a book drop outside the Duxbury Student Union on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring by your used books and they will be donated
to local and international school classrooms, libraries and hospitals in need. Book discussion. “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra will be the topic of a three-week book discussion group to be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on March 25, April 1 and April 8. Sessions will be held on Thursdays March 26 and April 2 from 7:30-9 p.m., and Thursday, April 9 from 8-9:30 pm. Rev. Catherine Cullen and Liz Polvinen will facilitate the discussion. To enroll, call First Parish Church Administrator Marty Kearns, at 781-934-6532 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday- Friday. 1950’s gala fundraiser. Friends of the Duxbury Free Library 1950’s Gala Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 28 from 6:30 -11 p.m. at the Library Lounge, 77 Alden St. Celebrate a Night at the Sands with hot food featuring savory horsd’oeuvres and elegant buffet stations by the Borrowed Butler & Cool Jazz with 1950’s music and swing by the Pete Collins Band. Try your luck in The Sands Casino for exciting casino gaming. Vintage 1950’s attire, black tie optional. Tickets are $75 per guest and are available at the library’s circulation desk and Westwinds Bookshop until sold out. All proceeds benefit the library. The Sunday Salon Series; Great Whales and Historic Shipwrecks of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. On Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, meet Dr. Craig MacDonald, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary superintendent, who will take you up close and down deep with scientists who study great whales and maritime archaeologists who use robots to investigate nationally significant shipwrecks. Free tickets are required for admission and will be available two weeks before the event. For more information about this program and other library activities, visit duxburyfreelibrary.org or call 781-934-2721 x108.
saTurday March 14
Collage Cards. In “Collage Cards” with Lisa Houck at the Art Complex Museum from 10 a.m.-2 pm, participants will make patterned papers using watercolors to make
Sweet Chance – A musical afternoon
soprano carol cybulska and pianist Jim hay will presendt a musical afternoon on March 15 at 3 p.m. at the Pilgrim church of duxbury, 404 washington st.
he Pilgrim Church of Duxbury will host an afternoon of musical enchantment on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. Soprano Carol Cybulska and pianist Jim Hay take a thematic approach to love, children and the seasons. Their performance of classical and Broadway music is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. The Pilgrim Church of Duxbury is located at 404 Washington Street. For more information on the artists or for directions to the church, go to www.pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org
Food Drive. Sponsored by the Youth Faith Formation and all youth ministries of Holy Family Church, March 1-31, to benefit the food pantries at: Plymouth Coalition for the Homeless, St. Edith Stein of Brockton, Fr. Bill’s Place and the Duxbury Interfaith Council.
A Beatle’s story
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Lady Dragons fizzle in fourth
They had a lot more confidence than they did in last year’s tournament opener with Wellesley. However, in the end the Lady Dragons couldn’t translate that feeling into points, as they were eliminated from postseason play in a 52-44 opening round loss to #6-seeded Dighton-Rehoboth.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
and words to place the characters in their time, while making the story fresh for today’s audience. Brandon “Georgia” Whitman’s sound design and production wove in and out of the experience giving it life, and in the shocking climax, death. Emily Merlin (The Witness), Linsin Smith (Best Friend), Cassie Shayne (The Mother), and Michelle Wong (Yoko Ono) all sparkle in their roles. The Tribe (too many to name here) brought to life the shrieking adulation and stunned mourning of all of us. Michelle’s Yoko is spot-on, both brave and touching. Devin Cheney (Lennon), Mariah MacFarlane (Young Girl), and Phil Della Noce (The Gunman) won All-Star awards for their acting. The judges mentioned in particular Mariah’s versatile portrayal of a young girl, magical in her imagination and bond with her best friend (Linsin Smith), convincing in her budding rebellion in an age of rebellion, and maturing in her relationship with her mother (Cassie Shayne). Devin, too, portrays a young, brilliant man caught in his times and his fame. Without caricature, he plays the British rocker with surprising accuracy and with deep understanding. He shows us, for example, a dissipated Lennon in pain, a joyful Lennon in love, a wise Lennon growing in personal peace, and finally a tragic John Lennon lost to us all. Roman Perry’s Paul McCartney, fellow Beatle and Lennon’s life-long (if estranged) friend, is similarly simple, powerful and authentic. Most poignant is their shared moment near the play’s climax, when they re-establish the bond of their youth. The moment sharpens the shocking and tragic climax, the shooting death of John at the hand of The Gunman (Phil Della Noce). Phil’s portrayal of the brooding, jealous, obsessed assassin – nameless in the play – stands out like a beacon and also garnered the judges’ All-Star award. His stalking ruminations bring life to a potentially one-dimensional character. His characterization (and McCarthy’s writing) is brilliant, and enables the one thing that could deepen this tragedy even further: sympathy for the killer, recognition of his agony. Shock, yes, though we know what is coming, John’s death. Rage – no. Only sorrow, and weeping that spills from all of us in the theater as we see those who love him lay him down, and we see each other’s tears.
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Duxbury came in as the #11-seed in Division II South Sectional action with a 13-6 record and the unenviable task of trying to harness 6’2” Boston College-bound center Mary Nwachukwu (29 pts.), who was averaging 30 points per game and 12 rebounds, while also swatting away five blocked shots per game. They seemed to have the Falcon center under control in the first half, as they held her to just nine points while taking a 22-18 halftime lead. But during crunch time the ball went repeatedly inside, where Nwachukwu did most of her damage in the fourth quarter. Thanks in large part to the first-quarter heroics of Devon Tsinzo, Duxbury not only stayed close, but grabbed their
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a TaLL order: duxbury’s kelly curley has the inside position on dighton-rehoboth 6’2” Mary Nwachukwu during last week’s 52-44 loss in the opening round of the Miaa dii playoffs. biggest lead of the game at both ends of a one-on-one that 13-8, as Tsinzo lit it up with put the Falcons ahead 33-32. three straight bombs, forcing It was the last time Duxbury D-R to call a timeout with 1:13 would see the lead, as they to go in the quarter. were out-scored 10-2 over the The Falcons would re- next two minutes with Nwagain the lead (14-13) to start chukwu doing major damage the second quarter, but senior underneath. Kelly Curley took over and Kelly Curley (5 pts.) and scored eight of Duxbury’s Boynton (2 pts.) would keep nine second-quarter points to Duxbury close at 49-41 with head into the locker room with under a minute to go, and Kaa four-point advantage. tie Curley’s three-pointer gave In the second half the Lady the Lady Dragons some hope Dragons seemed to stray from at 49-44. what got them their first-half With the Falcons going to lead. the foul line on a regular basis, “We debated at halftime Duxbury still had a chance. But whether to stick with a 2/3 Nwachukwu was right on the zone or go man-to-man,” said spot to grab a missed free throw Dunn. “We actually used both with 27 seconds to go that also in the first half and wanted to fouled out Katie Curley. stick to that philosophy. When While Duxbury was outwe started to fall behind I played down the stretch, they thought we should go up-tem- didn’t help their cause by po to give us a more aggres- hitting just five of nine free sive defense and our frontline throws, while the Falcons had a tough task trying to con- went to the line 27 times and trol Nwachukwu down low in hit 13. the second half.” “It’s hard to win a game A Sadie Gosselin three- when you only score 44 pointer slashed the lead imme- points,” said Dunn. “I felt we diately, and baskets by Kelsey were really cold shooting and Mikkelson and Emily Silva our press just wasn’t effective put the Falcons back on top tonight. The kids were workmidway through the period. ing hard, but offensively we The Lady Dragons battled were just flat and missed a lot back with a pair of free throws of shots.” from Sara Botieri and a Katie Kelly Curley had a big Curley basket, but once Nwa- night for Duxbury with 17 chukwu cut the lead to 28-27, points, while Tsinzo (9) and Coach Mark Dunn called a Katie Curley (8) also aided the well-timed timeout to keep Lady Dragon offense. momentum from building for The loss ends the season the hosts. for Duxbury at 13-7 and also When play resumed, Stacia concludes the high school Boynton and Kelly Curley kept basketball careers of seniors Duxbury in the lead, but trou- Kelly and Katie Curley, Carly ble was brewing underneath, Donovan, Shannon Kelly, Mias Nwachukwu was starting to chelle Oloskey, Julia Riley, score at will. Sara Botieri, Alexa Shanahan, The D-R center opened and Stacia Boynton. the fourth quarter by hitting
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sports Editor Mike Halloran • email@example.com
There is a reason they call it the city, and it was on display last Wednesday night in Duxbury, as the #2-seeded Dragons were out-played by the #15 seeded Academy of Public Service (Dorchester High School) and fell to the Bears, 77-66.
Duxbury dorchester By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Dragons slain in opening round
When it comes to firstround action, Duxbury always seems to get a surprise. This time it was the 11-7 Bears, who came into town with a trio of high-energy players who gave the Dragons fits all night long. Captains Darius Carter (33 pts.), Jaliel Langston (22 pts.), and 6’5” center Shawn Stanislaus (10 pts.) combined for 65 of Dorchester’s 77 points, fiddling and dribbling all night long, while throwing in hoops from every conceivable angle. It was obvious the Dragons had to be at their best, as the visitors showed early they would be a problem on the boards: an area of great con- LeaPiNg Lizards: duxbury’s Brian grossman goes up and under the outstretched arm of dorchester’s cern to Duxbury Coach Gor- shawn stanislaus during the Bear’s 77-66 upset win over the dragons’s in the first round of the Miaa division ii south sectional playoffs. don Cushing. Photos by David Grossman With senior captain Mark Brust (25 pts.) and junior Brian Grossman (15 pts.) leading the way, Duxbury jumped out to a 13-9 lead in the first four and a half minutes before Cushing called a timeout to make some adjustments. When played resumed, senior Jack Garrity came off the bench for four quick points, but Carter answered every one of them to keep his team close at 19-17 as the first quarter ended. After Dorchester tied the game at 21 early in the second quarter, the Dragons went on a 15-6 run over the next four minutes, highlighted by threepointers by Brust and Grossman that had the lead up to 36-27 midway through the quarter. The Bears could see they were starting to fade, and picked up the pace quickly, ripping off an eight-point run and cutting the deficit to 36-35 with less than 30 seconds to go in the half. The inbounds pass went to Brust for the final shot of the half, but his shot was short. Fortunately, senior Ian Whitney iN The Nick oF TiMe: duxbury’s ian whitney puts up a shot with seconds to go in the first half to was perfectly positioned for give the dragons a 38-35 lead. the rebound and put it up and Photo by David Grossman
in with 1.6 seconds remaining for a 38-35 halftime lead. The Dragons opened the second half with a 9-4 run for a 47-39 lead, only to watch Jaliel Langston (5 pts.) and his teammates catch fire, as they hit a trio of three-pointers to take a 50-49 lead with 2:04 left in the third quarter. The Dragons felt confident when Stanislaus picked up his fourth foul and went to the bench with less than a minute to go in the quarter. However, they couldn’t regain the lead and trailed 55-53 at the end of three quarters. The season boiled down to eight minutes for both squads, and the Dragons looked like they were ready, as they stormed the offensive boards and had close to a half-dozen shots from less than five feet in the first minute that wouldn’t drop. It would be a sign of things to come, as nothing the Dragons threw up had any desire to fall through the hoop. Carter and Jaliel Langston then took over, shaking and baking their way to the basket, as the Dragons went almost five minutes without scoring a point and trailed 64-58 after Grossman’s free throw broke the drought. It was desperation time for the Dragons when Brust nailed a basket with 1:36 to go, but Carter and Eric Parish built the lead to 71-60 with a minute remaining, signaling the end to Duxbury’s tournament hopes. Cushing was concerned about his team’s rebounding ability prior to the start of the playoffs, but what really did in the Dragons was their poor free-throw shooting. Duxbury attempted just 19 free throws and made a paltry seven, while the visitors attempted 35 and nailed 24. “They are a good team and their record (11-7) doesn’t indicate who they are because they play against some tough teams in the city,” said Cushing. “We needed to do much better at the line and we needed to make our lay-ups. We had so many opportunities that we missed and it would become a four or five-point spread after we did. Let’s face it. It was a good season. We won 19 games (19-3) and we won the league. But tonight it just didn’t work out for us.” The game marked the end of the careers of seniors Mike Casal, Mark Tedeschi, Andy Sealund, Davidson, Garrity, Brust, and Whitney.
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Senior attack Alec Siefert (DHS ’05) scored seven goals and added two assists in a 12-6 victory for the No. 7 Ithaca men’s lacrosse team (2-0) Saturday at Scranton (1-2). Siefert set career highs in goals and points for the game… Freshman Mike Baran (Thayer ’07) and his Amherst College hockey team beat Tufts, 4-1, in the alec siefert NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday. The Lord Jeffs will host the NESCAC semifinals and finals this weekend… Assumption sophomore Nick Violandi (DHS ’07) was the lone bright spot for the Greyhounds, as he scored two goals in Assumption’s 21-3 season-opening loss to C.W. Post… Sophomore Matt Levesque (DHS ’07) scored five goals and added three assists in Skidmore’s 16-6 win over Babson on Saturday in NY… Sophomore Terry Woods (DHS ’06) scored Nick Violandi his fifth goal of the season for Babson in their 4-1 win over Castleton State in their final regular-season game of the year… Cornell freshman Scott Austin (DHS ’08) was credited with a forced turnover in his first collegiate game against Binghamton… Dartmouth senior Tim Daniels (MilchaMPioNs: The 2008 Miaa division ii state soccer champions celebrated their winning season ton ’04) scored a goal in The Big with their annual season-ending dinner at the senior center. Green’s 19-7 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in Indiana… Junior Max Quinzani (DHS ’06) scored three goals, but it wasn’t enough to keep Duke from losing its second consecutive game in an 11-8 loss to Maryscott austin land… Duke junior Betsey Sauer (DHS ’06) was credited with two face-off wins in Duke’s first loss of the year in a 15-13 loss to Maryland… Senior Chris Ajemian (DHS ’05) scored two goals and added an assist in Fairfield’s 11-6 loss at Ohio State on Saturday… Hamilton junior goaltender Meg Shine (Tabor ’06) faced 44 shots, as the Continentals were eliminated in the NESCAC Tournament by #4-ranked Amherst, 7-1… Senior Steve Caramello (DHS ’05) was credited with three groundballs in Hartwick’s 7-6 season-opening loss to Montclair State… Holy Cross baseball Coach Greg DiCenzo (DHS ’94) starts his second year as the Crusader’s Head Coach after being named the Patriot League Coach of The Year in 2008… Senior Sam Hallowell (DHS ’05) was credited with two groundballs and three turngreg dicenzo overs in Holy Cross’ 10-9 2OT win over Versenior members of the team proudly display the Miaa division ii state championship trophy. They mont on Saturday… Yale junior Matt include: Jen Baran, Monica chandler, captain sara wooley, captain Tristen chin, stacia Boynton, Fuchs (DHS ’06) had three shots on and Meg Muncey. next and a groundball in his team’s 18-6 loss to UMass on Saturday… Junior Greg Peterson (DHS’06), who skis both Slalom and giant slalom for Fairfield University in the greg Peterson New Jersey Conference of the US Collegiate Ski Association, finished the 2009 winter ski season in first place, leading the team to the league title.
Lady Dragons celebrate title
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Girls hockey carries torch
“I told the girls all year long that what they do during the regular season will go a long way toward what happens in the playoffs because you earn a high seed and home advantage,” said Duxbury Coach Friend Weiler. “We came out here tonight and wanted to
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The sophomores played a huge role in this year’s championship. They include: Jess williams, Melissa gavin, Lauren grady, emily gallagher, hannah dwinnell, Jenna cusick, emily Brook, Meghan woomer, and Lorin gerraughty.
give Marshfield a different look because we had played them twice already. They capitalized on it early, but we stayed with it and overcame that setback once they realized they were playing playoff hockey, and it’s a tribute to them they were able to turn it around so quickly.”
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American Legion Post Number 223 announced that Ryan Kane, a Pembroke resident, has been chosen to serve as head coach for the Duxbury American Legion baseball team for the 2009 season. Kane provides 16 years of baseball experience at the professional, minor league, and college level. Currently the lead instructor at the Baseball Plus Training Facility in Marshfield, Kane has been the
Legion names Kane head coach
hitting coach for the Brockton Rox professional baseball team for the past four years. Kane was drafted by the Anaheim Angels baseball organization in the sixth round in 1995 while in college. As a gifted shortstop and constant threat at the plate, Kane was a member of the New York Yankees, as well as other professional teams. The American Legion baseball program for Duxbury
Post #223 is open to highly skilled and motivated players from the towns of Marshfield and Duxbury up to the age of 19. The Legion season runs a 20-game schedule in June and July. Newly reconditioned Chandler Field is the home field for Post 223. For further information, please contact Peter Bizinkauskas, general manager, at 781-934-7700.
wiNNiNg coMBiNaTioN: senior captain Johnny Barrett (152 lbs.) has his sabis opponent in a pinning combination during last Friday’s all-state wrestling competition in salem. Barrett won two matches before defaulting due to an injury. Fellow senior captain colin Mckenzie (140) also won a match, beating Quabbin’s kyle Muir with a 5-2 decision. Photos by Daysendphoto.com
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wraPPed UP: senior captain Tyler genereux works to get his Newton south opponent on his back during the all-state wrestling championships. genereux had wins over wayland, Newton south, and dedham before bowing out in the quarterfinals.
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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. 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.
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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. Quality Furniture/Misc. Athol oak kitchen table, Windsor chairs and benches $750; 2 ash Vermont Tubbs bedroom sets, one bunk, other youth set $800/each; RSI exercise bike $50; Sunfish $1200; 8hp Yamaha OB motor $300; Cannonball full bed headboard, only $50. Please call 781-934-6939. Antique Furniture for Sale Spool bed 56” wide, header 42” high, footer 32” high. Angled joints, $350. Hepplewhite bowfront bureau with bone teardrop keyholes, 36 1/2”high, 43” wide, bow is 22 1/2” deepest, 18” at sides. Asking $2,000. Both pieces c. 1800s. Family heirlooms. Call 508-747-0524. Grand Piano Chickering 5’7” grand piano for sale. Mahogany. Restored and in good condition. Make an offer. Call 781-834-7656. Women ... Want To Recycle? There is $$$ in your Closet! We are looking for women’s in style “nicer labeled” fall clothing, and all accessories (including casual, formal, maternity, plus sizes, shoes, jewelry and we love designer handbags!) clean, pressed and in excellent condition - to sell for you. Bring them in anytime after September 1, seven days a week by 1 p.m. to Twice As Nice Consignments, 46 Columbia Rd. (Rt. 53) Pembroke (above Cafe Eleganza). 781-829-4403. www.twiceasniceconsign.com
Dollhouses For Sale Victorian style - papered, finished floors, interior doors, baseboard. Various prices. Please call 781-293-5153. 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. 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. 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.
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April Vacation FL Timeshare for sale. Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa, Orlando. Sleeps 10-12. Could be locked off to accomodate two families. W/D, kitchen, jacuzzi, swimming pool, water sports on lake. Between Sea World and Universal Studios. Reasonably priced. Call 781-837-957/781-964-4736-cell. westgateresorts.com Home For Rent Adorable Duxbury house for rent. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large yard, convenient location. $1800/month plus utilities. Please call 781-934-9898. Transitional/Short Term Marshfield apt. 1 BR, 1 bath, all utilities. Kitchen/living room combo, W/D, A/C. Completely furnished. No smoking, no pets. Owner occupied. Separate entrance. View homeaway.com #322866. Call 781-834-0035. August Rental Wanted Former Duxbury resident living in London needs 4 BR house. Has family members currently living in Duxbury. Please e-mail email@example.com Kingston-Duxbury Line 3 BR, 2 bath, full basement home for rent. W/D. Near T/bus, shopping, X-Way. $1600/mo. Also, 3 BR, 1 bath apt. Washer/dryer. Great location. $1350/mo. First, last, security, references. No smoking/pets. Leave message, 781-294-7923. 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. Hanson Strip Mall Prime retail space. High traffic area. Great locale for dancing school, auto parts, variety store, liquor store, or any business. Give us a call at 781-727-7462.
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Remodeled Rental Cottage Year-round at 980 Careswell Street, Marshfield. Pet OK. 1BR, cathedral ceiling, mudroom, walk-in closet, attic storage, deck. Many new amenities. 1-acre lot, $1,300 plus gas and electricity. Next to woods: trails/winter view of pond. 781-834-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Marco Island Condo For Rent 1 BR, 1.5 bath, sleeps 4. On water with pool and available boat rental. Next to Snooks Inn. Go to www.sunrisebayresort.com for more information. Available March 28 - April 4. $1000. (negotiable). Call Mary, 781-858-9928 or 781-934-7262.
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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. All American Cleaning Very responsible, reliable and efficient. Same people each time. In business for over nine years. Many local references. Call for free no obligation estimate. Call cell phones, 781-799-7478, 781-424-3368 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. No Place Like Home CNA/CHAA private duty home health aide services. Cooking, housework, doctor’s appts., meds, laundry, personal care, outings. Hourly rates available. References and referrals available. Call 781-588-2165. Eldercare Registered Nurse I will care for your family member with love and dignity. Experienced in dealing with Alzheimer’s or people in need of rehab services. I live locally and have excellent references. Very reasonable rates. 781-585-8005 / 781-223-5239 (cell). Math Tutor High school teacher interested in tutoring students in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and SAT Prep. Please call 781-585-3110. Junque Removal Clean-outs, appliances, furniture. Ask about our yard debris specials. Same day service. Book for Tuesdays and receive a 10% discount. Call Chuck Teravainen at 781-582-9512. Excel Resumes Looking for a new job begins with a powerful resume and targeted cover letter. Confidential and personal guidance with first job, returning to work, update and career change resumes. Free consultation. Experienced resume reviewer. Please call Anita, 781-934-5825 home. Spring Cleanups Raking, mowing, dump runs and more. Call Aaron for all your lawn care needs. 781-264-0588.
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Rute Cleaner Many years of experience with excellent references. Specializing in home and office cleaning. Call anytime for free estimate. Ask for Humberto, 508-732-0182. Qualified Responsible Babysitter 18 year old female, with flexible hours. Own transportation. Looking for a steady summer babysitting job. References available. Please call Marissa at 781-718-0112. Trial Music Lesson Berklee College of Music graduate offering personalized drum or guitar lessons in the convenience of your own home. First lesson is free of charge. Reasonable rates, references available upon request. Call 508-583-8503, email: email@example.com
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Piano Lessons All ages and levels - beginners through advanced. Private instruction with enthusiastic, experienced teacher. A few mid-year openings available call now to reserve your spot. Ellen Everett, 781-293-5857. 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. 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. B & B Fence All types of installations. Wood, vinyl, chain link, ornamental. Also install mailboxes and clotheslines. Free estimates, local references, prompt service. Call B & B Fence, 781-291-9684. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Call Debbie, MC/VISA accepted. 781-585-8043. Have Truck! Recession prices! College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn. 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449. 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). 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. Custom Interior Woodworking Seamless creative design from conceptual drawings and elevations to completion. Alterations, historic restoration, customized living spaces, interior finish. Call Dave Drew, 781-545-4246 or cell, 617-835-9044. C&M Painting Duxbury Interior painting. No job too small. Call Conor, 781-834-9709.
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Math Makes Sense Experienced math tutor will help your child turn the tide of math anxiety. One-to-one tutoring promotes math achievement, confidence, motivation and success. Elementary and Secondary Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, SAT prep and Pre-Calc. Call 781-834-3340. Need A Little Help From someone you can trust? Let Jackie be your personal assistant. Balance your checkbook, pay bills, errands, financial referrals. I will drive to appointments. Notary public. Put my 32 years of banking experience in Duxbury to use. Many local references. Call Jackie Bottenus, 781-934-6871. 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. Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeling contractor with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, family room, etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. 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.
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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 Clean Rite Specializing in residential. Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Move ins, move outs. 18 years experience. Reliable. Reasonable rates. Local references available. Call 617-957-4365. Guitar/Bass/Music Lessons Offered by long-time professional musician/full-time bandleader with a bachelor of music - guitar performance, and former teacher at South Shore Conservatory. Beginners and experienced players of other instruments are welcome. Duxbury village location. Call Mark, 781-934-7716. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Odd Jobs College student available for odd jobs, landscape work, dump runs, moving furniture, and anything you need help with. Call 781-837-8144 and ask for Tim. Piano/Keyboard Lessons Children and adults. 20+ years experience. BA Music. Classical or pop. Great foundation for other instruments. Brush up on your sight reading, music theory, and rhythms. I make house calls. Linda Robinson, 781-789-6140.
Resume Writing Service Seasoned Exec Recruiter w/ over 15 years of experience is available to assist with: writing job-winning resumes, cover letters, the job search process, best interviewing techniques, negotiations and securing your job. One on one personal service. Very Reasonable Rates. Initial Consultation is Free. Call 774-696-3269. 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. Need Computer Help? Does your computer run slowly? Do you need a wireless network setup? Memory upgrade? I’ll install, configure, optimize your computer, trouble-shoot application problems, educate you on surfing the web and help you buy your next computer. Scott, 781-626-2638. 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.
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proposes to demolish existing 8’ x 24’ deck and construct new 8’ x 14’ deck. A special permit is required. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application.
TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Joseph A. & Cheryl L. Lojko, and Darryl M. & Amy C. Demos, for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 402, 404, 404.6, 404.20, 404.40 and 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 80 and 84 Marshall Street, Parcel No. 200-878-005 and No.200-878-009 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 1,568 acres, is zoned for Residential
Compatibility, Wetlands Protection and is owned by Darryl M. & Amy C. Demos , 80 Marshall Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 and Joseph A. & Cheryl L. Lojko, 84 Marshall Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to construct a shared pier consisting of a 172’ x 4’ walkway, a 6’ x 8’ platform, a 3’ x 24’ ramp and a 10’ x 40’ float. A special permit is required. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional
Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application. Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv: 02/25/09 – 03/04/09 Case # 09-03
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Town Hall, Mural Room, on Board of Appeals March 12, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Adv: 2/25/09-3/4/09 to consider the application of Case #08-10
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Duxbury Absolutely stunning Colonial with over 4,400 sf on four floors of living space. Oversized maple cabinet kitchen with center-island, granite countertops and newer appliances. Master bedroom suite with a dressing room, sitting room, and private bath. MLS#70822262, Chris Daley, $850,000 Duxbury Move right in and enjoy this picture perfect, modern three bedroom Cape complete with a white picket fence! Maple and Silestone kitchen, lovely master suite with a newer marble bathroom. MLS#70863955, MaryBeth Davidson, $489,000 Carriage Lane, Duxbury Beautiful and spacious end-unit with huge loft for second bedroom. Select your granite and hardwood! Enjoy the gorgeous fitness center and clubhouse. All landscaping and maintenance included. Visit www. DuxburyEstates.com. MLS#70653724, Danielle Delagrange, $479,900
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