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DPW drama
Report paints picture of dysfunctional department
Duxbury’s Department of Public Works suffers from shoddy recordkeeping, personality conflicts, a lack of accountability, misuse of roadway funds and general mismanagement, according to a report by former DPW Director Wally Tonaszuck. “The department is dysfunctional,” Tonaszuck told Selectmen Monday night while presenting his findings. “The department does not work the way it was intended.” The report was commissioned by Town Manager Richard MacDonald, who said it was the first step in reviewing all departments for efficiency and management practices. MacDonald chose to examine the DPW first, saying felt the management practices had become “a little relaxed.” Tonaszuck interviewed DPW managers and employees as well as other town officials. He also reviewed department records and spoke to experts in the field before crafting his final report. Tonaszuck, who left Duxbury in 2001 after 12 years as DPW director, was hired in December and paid $5,000.
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By susanna sheehan, Clipper staff susanna@duxBuryClipper.Com

This year’s Community Volunteer Awards honored 21 of Duxbury’s most dedicated volunteers during a ceremony at The Village at Duxbury Wednesday night. Picture are (back row) Jerry Nightingale, Frank Hogan, Thomas Hogan, Tom Chapman, Nancy O’Connor, Dan Hall, Emily Kelley, Chris Blake, Lydia Hart, Patricia Coulsey, Bill and Maggie Kearney, and James Sullivan. Front row: Kate Brewer, Carol Chapman, Angela Sanchez, Betts McGill, Peggy McLaughlin and Paul Arsenian.

he field of volunteers at this year’s Community Volunteer Awards was so deserving, the judges couldn’t pick a

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Volunteers are all winners
single person as Volunteer of the Year. Instead, a group of residents were honored for their contributions to specific areas of town during the 13th annual award ceremony, held Wednesday at the Village at Duxbury on Kingstown Way. This year, 17 people were nominated for the award and brought a range of diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to the table.
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“In these difficult financial times, volunteerism is even more valued as part of our national fabric,” said Carey Alexander of the Village to open the event.

Traffic a concern for Island Creek
Congestion at Route 3 off-ramps will be worse, says engineer
The Route 3 off-ramps at Exit 10 are traffic nightmares, and an expansion of the Island Creek 40B development is likely to make things worse. That was the message sent by engineer Bob Houston at a public hearing Thursday night, as Duxbury’s Zoning Board of
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Appeals continues to weigh the Island Creek project. Houston, who is an engineer hired by the town to review the applicant’s proposal, also said the situation could be improved by adding a traffic signal at the entrance to Island Creek. A traffic light would be only the second in Duxbury, the only other light in town is

located at the intersection of Route 14 and Route 3A. “The Route 3 ramps have some real operational issues,” Houston told the board of Thursday. He said the ramps have a higher crash rate than the state average. According to an intersection rating system used by MassHighway based on wait times, the off

ramps both get worse than an “F” rating with traffic from the planned expansion factored in. “The model is unable to compute the delay because its so overcapacity,” Houston said. He added that while Island Creek isn’t causing the
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Beach Reservation to refurbish guard shack
The directors of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. recently voted to overhaul the present guard shack at the east end of the Powder Point Bridge. It will be the exact same dimensions but with an attractive overhang to provide some protection from the sun for the officers. The Reservation has also created new signs for the beach, most of which have now been placed, and it is repairing and repainting the gates to the parking lot. The Reservation will have a computer rendition of the refurbished guard shack on display at the Senior Center on Monday, May 4, from 7-8 p.m. Are all welcome to stop by and have a look.

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Jackie O comes to Duxbury Senior Center
Actress, playwright, director, and producer Robin Lane will be performing in her compelling one-woman dramatization of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: An American Original. This dinner theatre production will be held at The Duxbury Senior Center on Sunday evening, May 17 at 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of the Duxbury COA and a grant from the Duxbury Cultural Council. Please join us for cocktails with a beer and wine cash bar at 5 p.m., formal dinner at 6 p.m., and the performance runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Duxbury Senior Center or Westwinds

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Wildlands Trust community garden is underway
A few plots remain for the 2009 gardening season at the Wildlands Trust Philbrick Preserve Community Garden. The garden is located at 165 West Street in Duxbury. Wildlands Garden Coordinator Elaine Pollack plans to have approximately 20 plots prepared for planting by mid May. Gardeners have their choice of two different plot sizes and the Trust will provide amended soil, water and perimeter fencing. To learn more about the Community Garden at the Philbrick Preserve, contact Elaine at communitygarden@wildlandstrust.org., or visit our Web site directly to download an application (www. wildlandstrust.org). A community garden is a piece of land that is gardened by a group of individuals. These programs provide opportunities for people to learn and interact while producing nutritious food, and supporting sustainable agriculture. The Wildlands Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of southeastern Massachusetts. The Trust is headquartered in Duxbury and currently protects 6,000 acres of land throughout the region.

Leila Dunbar of Antiques Roadshow fame to present at the Duxbury Free Library
Leila Dunbar, a participating appraiser on Antiques Roadshow will be at the Duxbury Free Library on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Dunbar will select objects from the audience and quiz people about the possible origin and value before rendering her appraisal. Dunbar served nine years as Sotheby’s Senior Vice President and Director of the Collectibles Department from 19992008. Since then she has founded Leila Dunbar LLC, a firm that offers consulting, appraisal auctioneering and media services to private clients, auction houses, corporations, media and institutions. She specializes in autographs, advertising signs and posters, travel, war and movie posters and more. Free tickets will be required for admission to this event. Each ticketholder will be allowed to bring one item only for possible appraisal. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x 108.


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Visitors to Duxbury Beach will notice new signs dotted across the beach and parking areas. The signs were installed this year by the Beach Preservation Society to help “brand the beach.”

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Visitors to Duxbury Beach this summer may notice a new look. The Beach Reservation has updated many of the signs along the beach. Maggie Kearney, a trustee of the Beach Reservation, said the group asked Norman Forgit, the designer of the Duxbury Beach Book, to help come up with a Beach Preservation trustee Maggie Kearney said the main sign will new design for the signs. be updated to make the preservation society’s role more prominent. “We wanted to brand the Endangered Species Of- look attractive.” beach,” Kearney said. ficer Michael Phorr said he The shack will get a new The idea to update origi- hopes the new signs will blend coat of paint, Kearney said, nated last fall, and most of the into the beach better, and that and an overhang will be built signs have now been installed. they will encourage people to shade the police officers “We felt the signs were too to be more respectful of the who staff the beach during the many, not nice ... our beach de- beach. summer. serves to be beautiful,” Kear“If it looks cleaner, hopeAlso, the rusty gates at the ney said. “We thought new fully people will want to treat other end of the beach, near signs were a long time com- it better,” he said. Marshfield, will be repainted. ing, we’ve put a lot of effort The other major change “The gates are a disgrace, and some money into it.” will be an updating of the we’re going to clean up those The one sign that hasn’t “shack,” the harbormaster’s gates and repaint them,” Kearbeen replaced yet is the main building that sits at the end ney said. The ramp over the sign that welcomes visitors to of the Powder Point Bridge. dunes will also be replaced, alDuxbury Beach. Kearney said Last year, there was an effort though this is a town project. the trustees wanted to replace to completely refurbish the Kearney hopes the signs the sign because of the promi- building with money donated will encourage people to keep nence of the town seal. They by a local family. However, the the beach maintained, and will feel the sign makes it look like project ran into intense oppo- make the Preservation Trust’s the town owns the beach, when sition from residents, and the connection to the beach more they actually lease it from the Preservation Society dropped visible. Preservation Society. the plans. “We’re hoping that these “We want people to real“The trustees didn’t want new signs will encourage ize that the reservation owns to do anything that would be people to pick up after themthe beach and manages it in controversial,” Kearney said. selves,” she said. “Nothing cooperation with the town of “It will be the exact same size else is changing, our program Duxbury,” she said. and shape ... it’s just going to is the same.” Overall, Kearney hopes the changes will give the beach a cleaner look without changing the time-honored Duxbury landmark. “You’re going to see a nice, clean new look to the beach,” she said. “Everything should be finished in time for summer.” Clipper Intern Julia Swem contributed to this report.
The rusty gates at the Marshfield end of the beach will also get a fresh paint job.
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Local cookbooks are a great resource for historians since they tell of types of food eaten, its preparation and reflect how tastes change over time. If you have a cookbook and would like to donate it to the library, contact David Murphy 781-934-2721 ext 103.

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uxbury High School art teacher Julie Papageorge is coordinating a charitable event called Empty Bowls. It is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. The promotion and growth of the project is managed by The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, but each of the community events is self developed and independent. Empty Bowls supports food related charities around the world and has raised millions of dollars to aid in the fight against hunger. The Duxbury event will take place at the Performing Arts Center on May 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. Attendees will enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread, beverages and dessert, all for only $10, and will get to take home a hand-painted bowl as well. While this evening function is being organized by Papageorge, it is really the culmination of the efforts of many different people of all ages, backgrounds, and talents. Students in Papageorge’s Ceramic Art Form classes have made most of the bowls, but parents and community members have also contributed their artistic talents to create the dinnerware. Duxbury Middle School students are adding their artistic accents by designing place mats for the seatings. Jazz musicians from Duxbury High School will provide the entertainment while Breadboard and Consumer Science students will prepare the soup. Local business are donating the rolls, dessert and beverages and National Honor Society students will be serving and cleaning up. The public is invited to attend and may purchase tickets at the door. Parents may reserve their child’s bowl in advance for an additional $5. A silent auction of select hand-painted ceramic pieces and jewelry will also be held. If individuals would like more information, Papageorge can be reached via e-mail at j_papageorge@duxbury.k12.ma.us.



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Tonaszuck told selectmen that the DPW organization is broken and must be fixed. Key staff members have publicly criticized the leadership ability of their boss and departments have become too autonomous and lacked supervision and accountability, he said. His report began by stating that the DPW was created almost 25 years ago to consolidate separate departments in the town to offer better services at a better price. This organizational model worked for many years but under former DPW director Tom Daley that

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ed instituting periodic performance reviews every six months “to face differences and reinforce accomplishments between supervisors and the director.” He also recommended that the DPW staff take part in some teambuilding workshops and/or counseling to begin



“Glaring deficiencies of significant magnitude are not being addressed. Some management staff do not share their department’s activities with the director, nor accept his comments or constructive input. Some do not report to anyone.” – Former DPW Director Wally Tonaszuck
format changed, Tonaszuck said. “Several departments have become distant and do not want oversight by the director,” Tonaszuck wrote in the report. “They have become empowered over time and relish the freedom and autonomy they have acquired. This was encouraged and supported by the DPW director at that time but now a new director wants a traditionally structured organization….Several department heads feel no need to be subordinated to the director or the overall needs of the DPW. They do not communicate activities of their departments for informational purposes, nor for feedback. Reasonable questions are seen as intrusions and resentment can be viewed as personal.” Tonaszuck said that the managers must be accountable for justifying their staffing levels and programs and documenting the results of their work. “Documents that would demonstrate performance, particularly in the water and sewer department, simply don’t exist,” he wrote. “Glaring deficiencies of significant magnitude are not being addressed. Some management staff do not share their department’s activities with the director, nor accept his comments or constructive input. Some do not report to anyone.” Accountability also means leading by example, being there first thing in the morning and keeping the director and office staff informed about their whereabouts when they leave the office or the job, Tonaszuck said. Tonaszuck recommendmending fences and building mutual respect. Tonaszuck was critical of the position of DPW office manager, saying there was no job description for the position. “The current office manager does not routinely report to nor receive assignments from the director,” stated To-

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naszuck’s report. “The position needs to be redefined with a clearer line of authority and what responsibilities are involved.” Tonaszuck also mentioned the DPW operations manager, and cited concerns about possible violations of the wetlands bylaw and landfill capping regulations. Selectman Christopher Donato interrupted Tonaszuck during his report to question him about his credentials and whether he alone had written the report. Tonaszuck said he was a registered professional engineer and had been DPW director in Duxbury for 12 years. He had worked as a DPW director in five communities including Lexington and Winchester and that Duxbury was the 16th town for which he worked as a DPW consultant. He is currently retired and living in Bourne. Tonaszuck said he wrote the report by himself and that he had one meeting with MacDonald and another with MacDonald and former selectman Andre Martecchini about the first draft of the report. Selectmen Chairman Betsy Sullivan interrupted Donato’s questioning, asking him: “Where are you going with this?” “I’m not trying to be offensive,” Donato said, “I’m

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just trying to understand it. It’s a very well done report but it’s very critical. It goes to describe individuals but they are not able to defend themselves. There are a number of people here who are singled out.” “This is not a morale builder,” Donato concluded. “It might be,” countered Tonaszuck. Sullivan ended the discussion about the officer manager and other employees saying it was not the right forum to talk about individual town employees. Tonaszuck moved on to highlight more than two dozen specific findings and recommendations for improvement. He said the town must do a better job managing its roads with its state highway money and stop spending it on purposes other than paving and road construction. Since 2006, the DPW has spent almost $300,000 of its highway funding on equipment. Duxbury receives approximately $400,000 a year from the state for its road repaving and repair program. Tonaszuck said the town should be fixing eight miles of road per year to prevent them from deteriorating. According to Tonaszuck, there is a shortfall in the town’s road maintenance program; $800,000 is needed to keep up the town’s streets. Tonaszuck listed inadequacies he found in the water and sewer department and offered ways to make it more efficient. These included reducing staffing and making better use of technology. “The water department needs to do more,” said Tonaszuck, referring to documenting work to “show that monies and effort are being well spent.” Tonaszuck’s other recommendations included the following: • Create an engineering department to support the DPW or recruit local professionals for an engineering design advisory committee; • Re-institute an annual program in the water department for flushing the town’s water mains to ensure the best quality of drinking water; • Develop a better water conservation program to prevent damaging the town’s aquifer; • Conduct a water rate study to make sure residents are paying a fair amount as there is a $1.2 million surplus in the water account; • Reduce overtime and save money at the transfer station by closing it at 3:30 p.m instead of 4 p.m. • Replace the deteriorating highway garage and Millbrook water pumping station garage; • Consolidate grounds maintenance services between the DPW and the school department; and • Consolidate vehicle maintenance between the DPW and police and fire departments. The selectmen’s reaction to the report was mixed. “This is going to be tough for a lot of people to swallow. It’s personal for sure and it’s a small town,” Donato said. Sullivan said she was less concerned about personnel problems than that the lack of employee training. “Human resources stuff is human resources stuff,” said Sullivan. “I’m concerned that

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people aren’t getting the training they need. That’s something we really need to look at.” Selectman Jon Witten said he felt that the report could be looked at as a blueprint for future action. “I’m very interested in the substantive piece,” he said. “I’d like to hear a summary a number of residents who watched last night and are concerned about the operation of their water system,” he said. “It didn’t sound as if any credit was given for all the hard work the men and women of this department have done.” After reviewing a copy of the report Anderson said he felt there were inaccuracies, but that the DPW as a whole was going to be preparing a statement on Tonaszuck’s report and he would defer to Buttkus on that matter.


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Legion tryouts
Pembroke American Legion Post 143 will be holding tryouts on May 9 and 10. Residents of Duxbury, Pembroke and Hanson are invited. Players 14-17 years old are eligible for the Junior program, and players 15-19 years old are eligible for the senior program. Tryouts will be held at the Mattakeesett ball fields off Route 14/Mattakeesett Street in Pembroke on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m.

of which of these issues the selectmen should now move forward with. Just what do we do with this?” MacDonald viewed the report as a “tool” to be used to make “more efficient decisions.” “It’s up to department heads to work with DPW director Peter Buttkus so we can improve this department,” he said, adding: “It’s the task of the DPW director to sit with managers to create an action plan.” It was the first of many town department reviews, he said. Witten said he hoped for an update of the progress of improvement in the DPW at some future date. DPW Director Peter Buttkus was present at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting but did not comment on the study. Reached on Tuesday, Water and Sewer Superintendent Paul Anderson said he was not

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problem –– the ramps have been identified as issues by MassHighway for some time –– the planned expansion would compound delays, and could back up traffic onto Route 3 itself during peak traffic hours. However, Houston believes traffic lights would essentially fix the problem. “We have a solution, which is signalization of the ramps,” he said. Houston said there are two options: a light in front of the First Baptist Church, which is essentially directly across from the highway ramp, or a light to the left of the existing commercial building at 20 Tremont Street. There is currently a driveway there, but not a true entrance to the development. Houston said the second option would work well with the idea of creating a “loop road,” an idea that the developers say they are not inclined to build. “I think a second entrance makes a lot of sense,” said Houston. “I’m hoping the loop road isn’t dead, I think it has a lot of merit to it.” Houston also took issue with some parts of the traffic study, and suggested it be reworked. His office came up with some different numbers for peak traffic hours than the applicant’s engineer, who was not present at Thursday’s meeting. Houston also said that the study assumed the commercial spaces in the Island Creek expansion would be medical and office space, while his understanding was that the project would include some retail. Retail spaces have a higher rate of customers than office space,

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although some residents at the meeting pointed out that Island Creek residents could walk to the stores. He also suggested that the developer add as many as 167 additional parking spaces, although he believes that number would come down if the study is redone. In addition to the traffic issues, the board and the applicant discussed some architectural changes to the development’s original plan. Design review architect Keith Patterson pointed out that the condos and apartment buildings proposed in the expansion, at four stories, are two stories higher than the townhouses in the existing development. He also said that the buildings had an “urban” feel that was out of character with the other Island Creek buildings.

Patterson said that the current boulevard design was contrary to the “village” design. “It’s detrimental to the overall pedestrianization of the village,” he said, and suggested the developers look into the loop road concept. However, representatives from Island Creek said that they wanted easy access from Tremont Street to the assisted living facility for visitors and emergency services. The developer did agree to some aesthetic changes to the new buildings, removing a stone look from the front and making the entrances more noticeable, as well as reducing the buildings’ height. Architect Andy Zaleski defended the project’s look. “I’m quite confident in our product.” The public hearing was continued until May 28.

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Linda Kandarian Ryan of Duxbury, 58, died on April 24 following a brief illness. She grew up in West Hartford, Conn. where she graduated from Hall High. She then graduated from Elmira College in upstate New York and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Hartford. Mrs. Ryan began her career as an elementary school teacher in upstate New York and moved to Boston to teach at the Kennedy Hospital School for Children. Shortly afterward she accepted a position in the publishing industry with D.C. Heath Co. In 1996 Houghton Mifflin Co. bought D.C. Heath, and she became a national consultant for the Elementary School Division, McDougall Littell Co. Mrs. Ryan joined The Junior League of Boston where she began many years of volunteer service. She served on the League’s executive committees and received both the Volunteer Recognition Award and the Sarah Lawrence Award for her contributions to the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington,

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D.C. She also served on the board of the Boston Junior League Garden Club. Her volunteering for the arts extended to the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum School. Her club memberships included the Marshfield Country Club, the Green Harbor Yacht Club and The College Club of Boston. She was an organizer in Trinity Spirit at Trinity Church Copley Square, Boston, where she and her husband, Jim, were married in 1997. Her church membership extended to St. John The Evangelist in Hingham. Mrs. Ryan loved to travel, and ski with her husband, Jim, and daughter, Franci. Mrs. Ryan leaves her husband Jim; her daughter, Franci; her parents, Albert and Lillian Kandarian of West Hartford, Conn.; a brother Steven, and his wife Stephanie of Summit, N.J.; two nieces, a nephew, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visiting hours continue Wednesday, April 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the MacDonald Funeral Home 1755 Ocean St (Rte 139) Marshfield. A funeral service will be held at St. Johns Evangelist Church, 172 Main St, Hingham on Thursday April 30, at 11 a.m. There will also be a service held on Saturday May 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St, West Hartford, Conn. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St Framingham, MA. 01701 For online guestbook and directions please visit macdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Sylvia Alexandria (Constantine) Vaz died Saturday, April 25 at Coyne Healthcare Center in Rockland after a long illness. She was 85. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Alma and Osmond Constantine. Mrs. Vaz graduated from Holy Cross High School in Manhattan, N.Y. and Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck, N.J. Mrs. Vaz was a nursery school teacher in Leonia New Jersey in the 1960’s. She also taught elementary school in Hackensack, New Jersey in the 1970’s. Her interest and research in holistic medicine led her to speak on television programs about the benefits of vitamins and health foods. She also taught classes to help people stop smoking. Mrs Vaz loved sewing and painting. Several of her oil paintings received awards in art shows. Before her move to Duxbury in 2002, she lived in Carolina Lakes, N.C. where she was a eucharistic minister and

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communicant. Mrs. Vaz was the wife of the late Noel Vaz. She leaves her son, Martin Vaz of Foster City, Cal.; three daughters, Maryanne Toale and her husband John, of Westwood, N.J., Diane Beres, and her husband John, of Galloway, N.J., and Barbara Lehman, and her husband Roger, of Duxbury; a brother, Morris Constantine of Arizona: nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Vincent Constantine, Oswald Constantine, Randolf Constantine, and Gladys Sinclair. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 4 at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Rockland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Residents Activity Fund at Coyne Healthcare Center, 56 Webster Street Rockland, MA 02370. To offer condolences please visit shepherdfuneralhome.com.


Miriam F. (Fleming) Conley, of Milton died April 25. She was the husband of the late William D. Conley. Mrs. Conley was a retired librarian from Boston College High School. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and Boston Business College. She also attended Northeastern University. She leaves her daughter Anne Burgess and her husband Howard of Merrimack, NH; son Mark Conley and his wife Colleen of Clifton Park, NY; daughter Jane Foley and her husband Lt. Kevin Foley of Milton; daughter Eileen Gunderson and her husband Edward of Dux-

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bury; son Matthew Conley and his wife Donna of Merrimack, NH; son John Conley and his wife Gail; and Robert Conley and his wife Gail of Plymouth. She also leaves her sister Eileen Gillis of Wayland, brother James Fleming of Dover and sister Jeanne Fleming of Quincy, as well as 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral Mass was held at St. Agatha Church in Milton on April 29. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., P.O. Box 338, Easton, 02356.

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“Every year, the [advisory] board is in awe of the pool of nominees, with their great breadth of volunteerism and devotion to causes.” The evening’s emcee, Jim Fagan, echoed that sentiment. “We are recognizing tonight that each and every nominee in this room is an asset to the town of Duxbury.” All 17 nominees were introduced, and the evening’s hosts described their accomplishments. (See duxburyclipper.com for a list of the nominees and their contributions to the community.) The resumes of the nominees were impressive, ranging from those who traveled halfway around the world to help others, to those who found ways to give back here at home. Even those who couldn’t attend the evening weren’t on pleasure cruises –– Rev. Catherine Cullen was actually off building homes for the less fortunate. For the first time, there was no single volunteer of the year –– the award was split among six categories. “Our advisory commit-

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Uganda. “He has a calling to help those less fortunate than himself,” Fagan said of Blake during the ceremony, Peg McLaughlin was given the “Duxbury Humanitarian Award” for working with the community’s senior population. Bill and Maggie Kearney were given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for their years of service to the town. Maggie is most recognized for her distinguished service as a selectman. She also serves as co-chair of the July 4th parade committee, and is president of the Duxbury Beach Reservation. The couple is active with the Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging; Bill also serves as a member of the Cable Advisory Committee. At the end of the evening, all the nominees were given citations from Duxbury’s legislative delegation. “The contributions you’ve made are something I think we can all learn from,” said State Representative Tom Calter. See more photos from the dinner on page 18.

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ArT IN BLOOM: Blooms at the Complex, hosted recently by The Art Complex Museum, was a huge success. The annual event in which Community Garden Club members create floral arrangement for artwork in the Duxbury Art Association’s Annual Winter Juried Show brought in visitors from all over the area. Pictured: Community Garden Club members Lisa Pattinson and Sue Bradford chose architectural-like floral materials for their design for “Kom Ombo” by artist Mary Schiess.

ome and enjoy our “Early Duxbury Memories” on May 6. Frances Burns, Ann Reid, and Doris Prince will present their topic as it relates to them. We encourage you to add to these memories. The annual Senior Club luncheon was held at Carmela’s in Kingston. The food choices and the company were worth the trip. May is the time of year that the club members prepare for 2009-2010. The committees should be chosen for the executive board and the president will need help with the standing committees. The executive board is voted for in June. Trips to sign up for on May 6: White Mountain Hotel and Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, N.H. on Tuesday, May 19. The June lobster roll cruise is sold out. Monday, July 13 we have a trip that has been requested by all who have been to Cabbage Island. This is a one day trip that you just won’t forget. We will depart at 7:15 a.m. for Maine’s first and finest authentic Downeast Clambake. Cost is $121, and upon early sign up you must have a deposit of $61. Final payment is due no later than June 30 for a balance of $60. This is a true Maine vacation day for you. We are the only ones doing this trip. Make your vacation plans early.


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The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are excited and honored to present national celebrity and acclaimed author Claire Cook. On Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Meeting Room, Cook will read from her newest novel, “The Wildwater Walking Club,” and entertain us with her zany humor. In her charming new novel, Cook manages to perfect the blend of realistic lovable characters, remarkable insight, and laugh out loud situations. Dust off your pedometer and take a wildwater walk to the library! Free tickets for the event will be available beginning Sunday May 3. Tickets will be required for admission as previous Cook events have been “standing room only.” Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of the bookshop. For more information, visit www.duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes link, or call 781-934-2721 x108 to reserve tickets.

Children in grades one and two can celebrate National Children’s Book Week at the Duxbury Free Library with a special program designed for them. Book It will be held on Tuesday, May 12 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. in the children’s program room. After listening to some terrific stories, participants will create their own little book to take home. Advance registration is required and may be done online at www.duxburyfreelibrary. org, click on calendar, in person at the children’s reference desk, or by calling 781-934-2721 x115.

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Go Green at the Duxbury Student Union: On Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., the DSU is hosting a green yard sale and market which includes a big yard sale to promote recycling, reusing and reducing our need for new stuff! This includes household items such as lamps, end tables, small appliances, furniture and kid’s games. Also available are hundreds of gently used books from the NY Times bestseller list at rock bottom prices. In addition, DSU board member Jamie McNab has built bat houses in the “green” spirit using left-over materials from his job sites. The design is in accordance with some plans specifically for housing bats in the Northeast region. Housing, hibernation and raising a family are all accommodated by these bat houses. Orders can be placed in advance (call 781-934-2290) and picked up at the market. The bats eat their body weight in mosquitoes each night and they are the natural way to manage pest control without the use of chemicals. Sustainable Duxbury will be in attendance sharing vital knowledge. This event promises Luke and Ike Fontaine will perform again at to be a great morn- the upcoming DSU coffeehouse. ing out for families with activities, food and beverages and great pre-loved items for sale. Wear an Earthfriendly shirt and receive a discount in The Blender Café. Bring your own coffee cup and receive a free cup of joe. Bring your pennies too. After all they are just taking up space in the coin jar!

High School Coffeehouse/Open Mic: The Duxbury Student Union is hosting another high school coffeehouse/open mic on Friday, May 1 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. All high school musicians are welcome to perform, especially all contestants in Duxbury Idol. This will be a great opportunity to perform your songs in front of an audience before the competition. Professional sound equipment and a sound engineer will be on hand, generously donated by the Musicians Development Institute in Plymouth. Cover charge $5 for non-DSU members, free for DSU members. If you are interested in performing or buying tickets, contact Billy Jewell 781-934-9696. If you are on Facebook, you can also find details by searching for “DSU coffee house.”

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As brush fire season approaches, the Duxbury Fire Department will be ready to respond in their newly-reconditioned brush fire truck. The truck is one of two the department owns (the other was refurbished as well, last year.) The reconditioning cost the department $96,000, and a new truck would have cost over $400,000, according to Deputy Fire Chief Christopher West. He said the repairs cost about what the truck cost new in 1988. There’s only one company that builds parts for these kinds of fire trucks, which are specifically designed to fight brush fires, West said. “It’s a very tough truck,” he said. The all-wheel drive vehicles can push their way into a fire, and firefighters basically use them to clear a path around a brush fire. “When you’re battling these wood fires, they’re so unpredictable,” said West. The trucks can hold 750 gallons of water, and differ from traditional fire engines in that they can pump water and drive at the same time. Other

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Firefighter Brian Monahan stands next to one of the Duxbury Fire Department’s two brush fire trucks. The department recently had the truck refurbished. engines have to stop, because Both trucks have about the pumps and axles are con- 10,000 miles on them, but nected to the same motor. West pointed out that those are The brush fire trucks can “hard miles.” With the refitalso be used in heavy snow (it ting, the department should get can be used to clear the way another 10 years out of both for an ambulance in a snow trucks, West said. storm) or in high water caused “When these trucks go by storms, West said. The de- into the woods, they’re taking partment’s other engines can a beating,” he said. be damaged by salt water. Brush fire season is typiThey use the trucks to go cally around April and May but to Gurnet for mutual aid calls. can depend on the weather. Although Gurnet is technically “Plymouth County takes part of Plymouth, the neighbor- brush fires seriously,” West hood is connected to Duxbury said. “If you don’t jump on by the Powder Point Bridge, so these fires quick, you’re lookDuxbury firefighters are often ing at the potential to lose the first to respond across the houses.” sandy roads.

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his years Duxbury Newcomers’ Club House Tour will feature a boutique of accessories and décor items. The boutique will be held at the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House and will feature local artisans and shops. Vendors include: Bumble Belly Designs of Kingston which features vintage inspired wall art, pillows and dog leash racks and The Finished Window of Duxbury specializing in customized window treatments of all kinds and custom upholstered pieces. Also present will be The Studio of Duxbury, who will have available for purchase the exclusive Duxbury Vineyard Vines tote bag; and a representative from Boston Design Guide who will be giving away complimentary magazines and answering design questions. The tour will take place on May 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 at The Studio, Nine, Westwinds Bookshop, Octavia’s, The Finished Window and Mermaids. They will also be available the day of the event for $25 at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House located at 479 Washington Street. For more information, visit www.duxburynewcomers.com.

Newcomers tour set for May 5


St. John’s Guild will host Silver Tea

On Saturday May 2, from noon – 3 p.m., St. John’s Guild will host a Silver Tea in St. John’s Church at 410 Washington Street. The theme, “From the Heart,” will guide the afternoon’s festivities as women are encouraged to bring a friend or a special girl in their life to join in the tradition of afternoon tea. After enjoying tea, tea sandwiches and sweets together, patrons may visit the many tables filled with baked goods, jewelry, collectibles and homemade crafts for sale. In lieu of tickets, guests are asked to make a donation at the door. This annual fundraiser of St. John’s Guild supports charities in Massachusetts and throughout the world.

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Community volunteer awards

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Senior Center worker Angela Sanchez makes her way through the applauding crowd in the Village at Duxbury’s banquet hall.

Duxbury’s legislative delegation, state representatives Tom Calter and Daniel Webster and State Senator robert Hedlund, were on hand to give the volunteers citations from the Statehouse.

Photos by Deni Johnson

Chris Blake and Dan Hall were nominated jointly for their work with an orphanage in Uganda. Patricia Coulsey, a volunteer for the Senior Center as well as the Odd Fellows and the rebekahs, accepts her award from Senior Center Director Joanne Moore and Carey Alexander.

Lydia Hart of the Duxbury Thrift Shop accepts her Community Impact Award from the evening’s emcee, Jim Fagan, who pointed out that that he purchased his tie at the thrift shop.

Peggy McLaughlin, who gives her time to the Bay Path Nursing and rehabilitation Center, poses with the Village’s Carey Alexander after receiving her award.

James Sullivan, a volunteer with Duxbury Youth Soccer, is congratulated by emcee Jim Fagan.

Jim Fagan, the evening’s host, tells the crowd about the volunteers from the Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Jerry Nightingale, Nancy O’Connor and Kate Brewer.

Maggie and William Kearney pose with their nominator, Town Manager richard MacDonald, after the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Senior Center news
Computer Classes ($30)…Wednesdays, May 6-20. (Limited to five people.) Beginner Course from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Become familiar with the computer environment and learn basic uses. Continuing Beginner Course, 12-2 p.m. Continue to become more functional in using the computer. Computer Connections, one-day lesson at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. Get acquainted with the new online social network, Facebook. We’ll help you sign up and get started. Call Linda to sign up. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis…An American Original. Don’t miss this one-woman dramatization of Jackie’s life and times by actress and author, Robin Lane on Sunday, May 17 at the Duxbury Senior Center. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. and dramatization from 7 -8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the Senior Center and Westwinds Bookstore. Free Legal Advice…Attorney John McCluskey will be available from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at the Senior Center. For an appointment, please call Julie at x104.

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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 number of reservations made. Menus (subject to change): Thursday, Apr. 30 –Spring lamb, roast potatoes, asparagus Friday, May 1 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m. Monday, May 4 – Swedish meatballs w/noodles, cake (Town Employee Health Fair) (No Bingo) Tuesday, May 5 – Guest Chef special Wednesday, May 6 – Vegetable stir fry, fresh fruit Thursday, May 7 – Cheese omelet, tater tots, brownie Friday, May 8 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m. Free Movies…Thursdays at 1 p.m. Feature on April 30 will be “The Full Monty.”

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Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale... Thursday, April 30th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Foreign Film…2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. “The Grocer’s Son.”

Girls just wanna have fun!!

Acupuncture…Shelly Sullivan of South Shore Acupuncture of Scituate offers acupuncture services at the Duxbury Senior Center on the fourth Thursday of each month. Fee for a one-hour treatment is $75 (discount available). Cosmetic Acupuncture also available. Appointment hours are 12:30 - 3 p.m. Her next available date is May 28. To schedule an appointment, please call Julie at x104. 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 May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. Call Julie at x104 to schedule an appointment.

Men’s Breakfast…9 a.m., Tuesday, May 5. Enjoy a morning out with old and new friends. Cost is $4. Call 781-934-5774, x101 for reservations. Senior Breakfast…9 a.m., Tuesday, May 12. Our speaker will be Jim Schulze, owner and president of List Well Real Estate Company who will talk about preparing your home for quicker selling success and the best possible experience in a tough market. Please call 24 hours in advance for reservations. Cost is $4.

Foot Care Clinic…Certified Nurse Jean Reardon will be at the Senior Center on May 12 and 26. Cost is $31 at the Senior Center ($45 for home visit). Call Julie at x104 for an appointment. Sadie Bus Trip…May 15 ..A recreational trip to Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, a beautiful, modest-sized zoo that opened in 1894. The Zoo was closed for some years, then was renovated and reopened for touristers. Price for admission is $3.50. You’ll stop for lunch at 1 p.m., at Not your Average Joe’s’ on Rte. 6 in Dartmouth before the tour. The SADIE bus will take you there. Meet at the Duxbury Senior Center by 10 a.m. Call Joan at x113 now for your reservations. Cooking with Emil…Tuesdays, May 5 and 19, 2 - 4 p.m. and May 26, 6 - 8 p.m. Please call Linda at x103 to sign up by 11 a.m. that day.

Keyboard Lessons with Linda…4 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays. $60 for a half-hour lesson per week for five weeks. Please call Linda at x103 to sign up. Duxbury Senior Center Library... welcomes donations of books published after 1990, and is especially in need of Large Print books. (Please return borrowed books in two to three weeks…no need to shelf.)


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No excuses for these volunteers
On Wednesday, 17 of Duxbury’s volunteer workers were feted at the Village at Duxbury. We thought this piece from the Clipper’s archives best expressed how we feel about these folks’ extraordinary dedication. – Ed. t takes a special person to be a volunteer, and we wish we were one of them. We would be one heck-of-a volunteer! But there’s the time element. Those 17 people nominated for the Duxbury Community Volunteer Award have so much time on their hands, they must know magic! How else do they squeeze so many hours in a day? If only we had more time … but TNT is showing episodes of Law and Order back to back, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. USA is showing L&O: Special Victims’ Unit, to fill in any gaps, and Friday, of course, is family video night. Last Friday we rented “The Last Samurai.” It was very much about sacrifice, so we could relate to these community nominees who sacrifice so much of their lives; it made us feel like a nominee, ourselves, vicariously, until Tom Cruise got killed by so many arrows. Then comes the weekend, but Saturday the lawn needs mowing, and we have to pay close attention or else the neighbor boy who we pay $10 might run rampant through the ranunculus. Sunday is taken up by trying to relax, regroup and read the sales circulars stuffed into the newspaper, and there is no time left after circling the best deals that is not utilized driving to the store to take advantage of special one-day-only coupons. Another advantage those nominees have is good genes, because helping comes naturally to them. Just as there are genes for blue eyes, there are genes for doing good. It’s not as if these volunteers sometimes have to force themselves to attend yet another youth softball meeting or pack turkeys in the Thanksgiving baskets. Because they were born with the right DNA, they would never rather just let someone else take care of the Fourth of July parade. Unfortunately, our ancestors were lacking that generosity gene; they handed down to us the selfish genes. Oh, we can remember how the selfish genes of our parents ruled supreme; maybe they tried, but they couldn’t fight nature. They used to fry us fish sticks for dinner while reserving the T-bone for themselves, avec des pommes frites. Oh, they reserved the pommes frites, because they also reserved for themselves trips to the rive gauche while we got Disney World. If only we had been born with better parents, we would be shoveling snow at the Senior Center or cross-stitching samplers or driving the bus to Tennessee for the Appalachian Service Program. If our parents had had higher caliber deoxyribonucleic acid we’d be at the PTA this very minute. We’d be chairman and we’d be organizing fundraisers. What a whirlwind we would have been.


Teens take over the world ————————
here are times in print, when teens are heavily complained about, worried over, and derided in general. This is not one of those occasions. On Saturday, March 28, the Friends of the Duxbury Free Library held what was undoubtedly one of the most fun and elegant parties the town has seen in years. I could thank the board, the band, the attendees, and all the adults that got it off the ground, but what truly stood out to me that whole evening was the more than 25 teens who volunteered their services that


night, in every way. The football team came to move furniture. Joe Pondaco’s jazz musicians played beautifully. There were ticket takers, and casino dealers who treated the guests to a smooth, easy night. They were to a person, polite, poised, kind, dressed to kill, and sooo coooool. They are a credit to their parents, their teachers, and most of all themselves. We are all really impressed down here at the library, I can tell you, and terribly grateful to all of them and their parents. They are: Brendan Davidson, Chris Kimball, Duncan Ea-

ger, Ben Hunter, Kevin Dame, Kyle Dame, Greg O’Neal, Mike Sullivan, Brad Rose, Wes Barrington, Tom Sullivan, Colin Brumley, Emmanuel Catanzariti, Chris Kimball, Duncan Edgar, Brendan Davidson, Ben Hunter, Logan Brown, Ashleen Chappuis, Katherine Vitaro, Taylor Lovett, Maddy Clark, Emily McClure, Emily Doyle, Alex Zahnzinger, Madi Farquharson, Lexie Goyette, and… the Duxbury football players. Laura Sullivan, President Friends of the Duxbury Free Library

School leaders are to blame for start time snafu
ecently our community has been forced to divide on school start-time changes and our school leaders are to blame. They have disregarded their responsibility to create a feasible solution for all 3,400 school children. Unfortunately, one population will be sacrificed, as we rob Peter to pay Paul. I am not alone at feeling shock and outrage that the needs of 859 students were ignored in favor of a “cost neutral flip.” Without doing much research, one can foresee Alden children will suffer negative consequences with the proposed change. Grades 3-5 are learning vital educational fundamentals. We can’t afford to experiment during these years. Districts switching to a later high school start did not jeopardize young-


What I (can do) on my summer vacation

The Clipper is seeking a college-age journalism student for a summer internship position. This is a great opportunity to lean the ins-and-outs of community journalism, and to get real hands-on experience and clippings. The intern will be expected to work in the office three days a week, and he or she will be responsible for three bylined stories a week. The internship is unpaid, but the job has been done for college credit in the past. Interested persons should send a resume and electronic clippings (if available) to Justin Graeber at editor@ duxburyclipper.com

er populations with an inappropriate start time! The Jan. 9, 2008 School Committee Minutes document discussing a later high school start to alleviate “tardiness rules and consequences.” The Dec. 10, 2008 minutes state “the school council has considered four possible options” and “They have discussed the possible impact it would have on athletics, after-school programs, busing routes and costs, as well as students on all levels.” However, neither options nor impacts are documented! At a recent school committee meeting, it was admitted the decision did not have the proper amount of research! We must ask the Feasibility Study Committee, the School Committee and the superintendent, what is feasible about sacrific-

ing grades 3-5? The first public communication of a High School/Alden flip was Jan. 14, 2009. On Feb. 4, the majority of school leaders voted on a dramatic change affecting many. Exceptions were Connolly and Heinstadt. The others acted without collecting proper documentation, without exploring various options and without community involvement! At what cost does a hastily, poorly researched decision stick? I challenge our leaders to go back to the drawing board. We must commit to work together to leave no stone unturned, instead of leaving children out in the dark and the cold, literally. Elizabeth Nightingale Herring Weir Road

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Cheers for animal control officer —————
wanted to bring to your attention a certain individual who is part of your team. About four weeks ago my dad’s (Wilbur Stratton) beloved parrot Talulah got loose outside our home. When my dad let our dog Bruin out, that was Talulah’s chance to spring to freedom. She flew right out the door. I received a frantic call from my father that the bird was loose and he did not know what to do. As I ran outside, I could see that they were calling out to Tallulah who happened to be in the highest tree in our neighbor’s yard. After an hour of trying to coax her down, I took a chance and called the Duxbury Animal Control. Thirty minutes later, our hero arrived in the form of Edward Ramos, along with his wife, ready to spring into action. After two hours of climbing trees with my brotherin-law in tow, Ed was able to coax Talulah into his hands and bring her back to us. As Ed was climbing down, Talulah was fighting to escape. She was biting and grabbing his hand to free herself. Finally, he was able to contain her and hand her off to, and soon she was back home and safe. I noticed as Ed came down from the tree, his hands were bleeding. What I did not know was he had just had skin grafting due to burns he suffered in an accident. We offered immediate assistance, but Ed insisted he was fine and declined our help. Here is a man who unselfishly interrupted grocery shopping with his wife and gave my


dad back his beloved parrot that he loves deeply. He was so happy! He cried with relief. My family and I would like you to know how grateful we all are for Eddy’s exceptional handling of this situation. We are and al-

ways will be eternally grateful. He deserves to be recognized as our hero and an outstanding human being. A very grateful Stratton Family

uxbury Town Meeting met in March with the highest number of voters being only 629 (plus one mouse!) and the lowest 92. The number of voters, including absentee voters, who voted in town elections was only 3152 out of 10,988 registered voters. Where is Town pride and sense of responsibility? With the Town needing additional funds, a source of funds could be billing a fine on the non-voters! The following shows this was done in the past: In 1636 the General Court of Plymouth Colony provided that “for default in case of appearance at the election without due excuse, each delinquent to be amerced 3 s. sterling.” I do not know what the fine would be today, but it could be $30. The Town sure could use the fines from the 7836 non-voters that would amount to $235,080! Sue Mangione Sampson Street
Web poll reSulTS What’s most to blame for the woes of the Boston Globe? The rise of the Internet Bias in news coverage Costly union benefits Poor management Loss of local ownership Other reason

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May 5, 1977: Duxbury Firefighters Battle Manomet Blaze. Duxbury firefighters, along with firefighters from 14 other communities, aided in battling a forest fire in the Pine Hills section of Manomet in Plymouth which destroyed over 200 acres of private forest. The fire was believed to have been set. May 17, 1973: Six Duxbury families appealed the decision of the Duxbury Board of Appeals that granted the Duxbury Board of Health permission to use land on the southwesterly side of Mayflower Street as a sanitary landfill. They said the present transfer station was a much better choice for waste disposal.

April 28, 1960 Styles keep coming back! These Keds advertised for about $5 back in 1960 look very similar to the Converse AllStars all the kids are wearing today.

n today’s extreme political polarization, both Democrats and Republicans have reached a point of paralysis, where neither side can focus on the real issues as long as their brains are pre-occupied with demonizing the other. During a talk I gave last week about my recently published book, “Age of Entitlement – How greed and arrogance got us here” (Available from www. AgeOfEntitlement.com), the questions were narrowly focused on partisan attacks, instead of the real meat of the matter, which was taxpayers bailing out negligent banks even while our own 401Ks are halved because of Wall Street’s greed. The fact that the bailout under President Obama is unfolding seamlessly from the bailout first engineered by President Bush should be sign enough that the top bankers have a stranglehold on both parties and all branches of government. I’m not suggesting a secret conspiracy with black helicopters and all. What I am suggesting is, what other outcome would you expect? After all, the key financial players in both administrations, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, are all alums of the Federal Reserve or Wall St. banks, and as such will protect their own. Not necessarily because they are bad people, but just because it’s the only world they know. Nowhere in the bailout debate is the common sense, time-tested solution: Failing companies that have made huge mistakes must be allowed to fail. The excuse “too big to fail” is worse than just an excuse, it’s legalized extortion. The stock market has functioned many years through ups, downs, and severe depressions. It has done so by refreshing the free enterprise system with the blood of failed business models. Smaller banks that didn’t make stupid risks would gladly fill the void created by the fall of Citibank and others. Propping up zombie banks with taxpayer cash only serves to confuse investors as to where real value is. Ask Japan, who did the same with their banks in the 90’s and are now languishing with a stock market at a 25 year low. It’s all about personal responsibility. Not one single official in charge during the economic meltdown has come forward to say “Sorry, we really screwed up.” Not that it would make us feel better, but acknowledgement of past mistakes is the only solid foundation on which a recovery can be built. No one, not politician nor voter, is taking responsibility for the crippling $11 trillion and mounting national debt on which we paid $451 billion in interest payments last year. Democrats would have to admit that they have to stop spending the next generations’ money on government programs, whether or not they have merit. Republicans would have to admit that eight years of tax cuts without cuts to government spending have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy. There is absolutely no difference between increasing government spending, and cutting taxes without cutting government. Either way, we are spending money we don’t have and have no hope of paying back in our generation. In couples counseling, the counselor would say “It took both of you to screw this up and it’s going to take both of you to fix it.” The counselor would go on to point out that we could either endlessly blame each other, which will change nothing, or we can move forward from here, together. The vindictiveness of the partisan attacks has another numbing effect. It numbs us to the fact that we are all Americans, all in this together, just with different viewpoints. Try this test: If the political speech you are using would be unprintable if you substituted an ethnic or religious group for the political group you are attacking, then the speech you are using is hate speech. Hate speech is not only cowardly, it is paralyzing. And it is paralyzing us to the huge task we all face to get the economy back to some point of common sense. The writer is a West Street resident and author of the book “Age of Entitlement – How greed and arrogance got us here”

The politics of paralysis I
By Doug Friesen


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DAA April vacation Island Camp
Photos by Deni Johnson

Katie Winter has fun making a striped t-shirt.

The colorful pastels made for an island look and Kelly Barr uses all of them.

Instructor Lynda MacDonald show Lucca Stringer how to put natural ferns on the shirt for a design enhanced by the sun.

Emma Szachta designs a shirt of yellow and green with a sponge brush.

Maya Stahl holds down the shirt to put a bright yellow sun on her shirt.

Samantha Lovett and Peter McGill share the blue paint. Sophia Caslin ponders where to place her fern leaves to garner the best design.

Logan MacDonald designed a solid color shirt with flowers and ferns.

DAA director Marybeth Brown, helps Olivia Szachta secure her flower onto the t-shirt. The wind made the the project quite challenging.

The class poses for a photo with some of their week’s creations. A job well done and lots of fun!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Copies of the Massachusetts Building code, seventh edition, effective Jan. 1 are available at the Duxbury Free Library. We have the one and


Alden Roots: Major Judah Alden
John and Priscilla Alden had ten children—eight of whom had heirs. Their descendants have helped to build America for fourteen generations—and counting. An occasional series. fter Pilgrim John Alden himself, possibly the most celebrated Alden to spring directly from the Duxbury Alden family was Major Judah Alden (1750-1845). Born in the old Alden house, the son of Briggs and Mercy Wadsworth Alden, Judah Alden was one of four brothers who answered his country’s call, on May 1, 1775. He had been an Ensign and clerk in Duxbury’s Minuteman Company since 1773. He served in Colonel Theophilus Cotton’s regiment and was present on Dorchester Heights in 1776 during the Siege of Boston. Judah Alden was commissioned ensign in Cotton’s regiment, May 27, 1775; made second lieutenant in July, 1775; lieutenant in Colonel Bailey’s regiment in 1776, and Major Alden served under captain on January 1, 1777. He was General Washington and confirmed as such by Congress, numerous examples of their September 6, 1779. He was in congenial correspondence the Continental service (Second survive today. Massachusetts Regiment) until November, 1783. At the close of the war he received the brevet of major. Major Alden served under General Washington and numerous examples of their congenial correspondence survive today. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of The Cincinnati, of which he was vice-president from 1825 to 1829, and president from 1829 until his death. On his return from service, Major Judah became a prosperous local merchant. He built Duxbury’s first general store on the corner of Alden and Tremont streets in 1784, and a new house (now owned by the Duxbury Art Complex) about 1790. The store building was later moved across Tremont Street and is now a private home. The accompanying sketch was made by General Thaddeus Kosciusko at Valley Forge. There is a tradition that when General Lafayette, on his visit to Boston in 1825, first saw Major Alden, he exclaimed, “Alden, how are you? I know you by your nose!”

Building codes available at library

two family dwellings codes and the commercial building codes. The circulating copies are accompanied by disk with the entire code in PDF format.


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Webster office hours May 1
Rep. Daniel Webster announces that he will be available to meet with residents at the Duxbury Senior Center. Webster will be available Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m,. Appointments are not necessary and all residents are welcome to come speak with the Rep-

resentative about issues of concern. If you have any questions please call Brian Patterson at Representative Webster’s State House Office at 617722-2487 or e-mail Rep.DanielWebster@hou.state.ma.us.

Fourth quarter real estate taxes are due on May 1. Residents can pay in person at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office,

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Collectors of the eclectic, unusual or uncommon wanted
Are you a person who is so interested in some type of item, that you can’t get enough? Perhaps you collect buttons, or bird ornaments, or glass paperweights. Or maybe you inherited Aunt Millie’s international yo-yo collection. Would you like to show off your collectibles to the community? The Duxbury Free Library provides a display case for this purpose. Past case collections have included salt and pepper shakers, baskets, teddy bears, Red Sox memorabilia, Duxbury photos, boxes, a crow collection, postcards, and record albums from the 60’s and 70’s. Call the library at 781-934-2721 x108, or stop by the circulation desk and reserve the case now.

Myths and facts
Author Tony Horwitz recently visited Duxbury to talk about his book “A Voyage Long and Strange.” Former Clipper books columnist Bob Hale reviewed the book when it was first published, that review is reprinted here. – Ed. ony Horwitz took us along when he retraced the voyages of Captain Cook in one of my all time favorite books, “Blue Latitudes,” made himself famous with “Confederates in the Attic,” followed by “Baghdad Without a Map,” and now rediscovers the New World, in what may be his best book yet, A Voyage Long and Strange.” To prepare us for the trip he provides quotations from James Joyce’s, “Ulysses,” “Mistakes….are the portals of discovery,” and Miguel de Cervantes’s, Don Quixote, “’Pray look better, sir,’ quoth Sancho, ‘those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.’” Reading all forward material, ie quotations, prologues, prefaces, etc., before beginning a work of non-fiction is essential to understanding what follows. In this instance, we learn that Horwitz “washed up in Plymouth……..It could have been Dedham or Braintree or some other pit stop on the highway near Boston.” Walking along the waterfront he came to “the rock” where he heard, “That’s it?” “We’ve got rocks bigger than that in our yard.” “The Pilgrims must have had small feet.” Claire Olsen, the park ranger on duty, told him such questions were the least of it. Tourists want to know why 1492 isn’t carved into the rock. “Wasn’t that when Columbus arrived?” “Is this where the three ships landed?” (Meaning the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.) There is much confusion about Plymouth being where American history began. Some wonder why Pocahontas isn’t next to Squanto, “and….Hiawatha.” Having graduated a history major from a private school and a university, Horwitz groaned at some people’s ignorance of their nation’s past, but then realized, “I’d matriculated to middle age with a third grader’s grasp of early America.” That sent him off to find out what happened before the Mayflower passengers were greeted by an Englishspeaking native. Research included site inspections as well as archival research. It would be hard to say which is more fascinating, what he sees in the twenty-first century or what he finds in documents describing events long before 1620. The oldest confirmed Norse settlement is L’Anse aux Meadows, dated around AD 1,000. Horwitz went to Newfoundland to explore The Viking Trail. Current inhabitants were neither friendly nor impressed by his pursuit. While describing what he finds, Horwitz gives us the story of the Sagas and Leif Eiriksson – to jog our memories in case we have forgotten. Then he does the same with Giovanni da Verrazzano, Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus. Of the three Columbus caused the greatest stir and never gave up on his goal of reaching the Orient, not understanding “the immensity of what he’d done.” In 1508 Spanish colonists trickled into Puerto Rico and Cuba, and from there went on to Mexico and South America. Following tales of incredible riches, Spanish conquerors had by 1513, destroyed an “empire larger than Rome’s at its peak.” In Horwitz’s narrative Cortes, Pizarro, Balboa become flesh and blood figures – none bloodier than the conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado who trudged thousands of miles across the Southwest seeking cities of gold. If Coronado is the cruelest invader from Europe, the Zuni are the most enduring of the native tribes. Through guile and quiet strategy they survived the onslaught, and continue to survive with their language and spiritual lives relatively intact. “Though hit by the first wave of Spanish conquest, they nonetheless occupy the same territory they did when Europeans encountered them over 450 years ago.” Horwitz takes us to Maine, Florida and Virginia. The Spanish came seeking gold, covering greed with the gloss of bringing The Church to savages. The French used that excuse also but shed less blood. The English needed land for an expanding population of undesirables and markets for their goods. Piety served their purpose. Returning to Massachusetts, the author sees Plymouth, “not as the cornerstone of early America, but as its capstone, piled on a cairn erected by all those who came before.” Spooning up succotash at the Old Colony Club, Peter Gomes tells him, “The story here may not be correct, but it transcends truth. It’s like religion – beyond facts. Myth trumps fact, always does, always has, always will.” Traveling anywhere with Tony Horwitz is always an adventure, never more so than on “A Voyage Long and Strange.”

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Community Preservation Committee: Thursday, April 30, 8 a.m. in the Mural Room at Town Hall. 4th of July Committee: Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center Conservation ComTuesday, mission: May 5, 7 p.m. in the Mural Room.

Reception for Martecchini set for May 12
The public is invited to a reception for Andre Martecchini in recognition of and appreciation for his 12 years of service as a Duxbury selectman. The Board of Selectmen invites you to join them on Tuesday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center 10 Mayflower St. For further information contact the Selectmen’s office at 781-934-1100; Ext. 149 or e-mail murray@town. duxbury.ma.us


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School Committee: Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m. at the Alden School Board of Health: Thursday, May 7, 7:15 p.m. in the Mural Room.

Economic Advisory Committee: Wednesday, May 6, 8 a.m. in the Mural Room.

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Planning Board: Monday, May 11, 7 p.m. In the small conference room at Town Hall.

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Board of Library Trustees: Tuesday, May 12, 8 a.m. in the Setter Room at the Library.

Alternative Energy Committee: Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Local Housing Partnership: Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Zoning Board of Appeals: Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m in the Mural Room. Carriage Lane, 1053 Tremont Street.

Historical Commission: Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m. in the small conference room at Town Hall.

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Registration for New Girl Scouts: Girls who are going to be entering Kindergarten through grade 12, who are not currently registered in a Girl Scout troop, are invited to join us at one of the two up-coming registration events to be held at the Girl Scout House. The first will be tonight Wed., April 29 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a second opportunity to sign up, or to simply come to learn more about our organization, on Saturday, May 9, from 9-11 a.m. We are also accepting registrations from adults interested in assisting with the leadership of a troop or serving in a more limited way. This registration is only for girls who are not currently registered with the Duxbury Girl Scouts. Girls who are now in a troop will be registering with that troop in May. Girl Scouting is a noncompetitive organization that helps girls develop leadership skills, allows them to participate in community service activities and helps them to develop new skills while forming friendships with other girls their age. We invite you to stop by and learn what Girl Scouting has to offer your daughter. We look forward to meeting you! For more information please contact our Registrar Noreen Roy at 781-936-8148 or Joan Riser at 781-934-5427 Leaders’ Meeting: Registration packets for girls presently enrolled in a troop will be handed out at a meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at the Duxbury Free Library at 7 p.m. These forms will have the girls/adults names pre-printed on them. Please be sure to have a member of your troop’s leadership team attend to obtain the forms for your troop.

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Staff members from Congressman William Delahunt’s office will be available to answer questions or concerns from constituents on Tuesday, May 5, from 12-1 p.m. in the Mural Room at Duxbury Town Hall. For more information, call Rep. Delahunt’s office at 800-794-9911.


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Thursday April 30 DHS School Council meeting 5 p.m. High School Ensemble groups 7 p.m. PAC SENd SCHooL NEwS & PHoToS to editor@duxburyclipper.com THE dEAdLiNE is Monday at noon. Friday May 1 Grade 3 Friday Night Frenzy -- 6-8:30 p.m. Alden School DMS Variety Show 6-8 p.m. DMS Auditorium Saturday May 2 Duxbury Idol 7 p.m. PAC Monday May 4 Alden PTA Book Fair Tuesday May 5 Alden PTA Book Fair Grade 5 Boys Night Out After school activities team meeting 4 p.m. Alden School Wednesday May 6 Grade 5 Girls Night Out Alden PTA board meeting 10 a.m. DMS School Council 4 p.m. School Committee meeting 7 p.m. Thursday May 7 DHS School Council meeting 5 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Concert 7 p.m. PAC Friday May 8 No school -- teacher professional development Thursday May 14 Chandler PTA meeting

Massachusetts reflections State winners from Duxbury attended an award ceremony March 28 at the radisson Hotel in plymouth. pictured are Jake Foote (DMS-visual arts), J.p. o’Neil (DMS-literature), emily McDermott (Alden-musical composition), Makayla robillard (DMS-film/video), and Natalie Hines (Alden - film/video). State winners not pictured are Celia borghesani (literature) and Maggie Kearney (visual arts).

DHS presents ‘Hotel Paradiso’
The Duxbury High School Drama Troupe will be performing a three act play, “Hotel Paradiso,” on May 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This play is being directed by Mrs. Weatherlow and student directed by Krista DeVellis. Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. Concessions will be sold at the door. There will also be a raffle for tickets to an Aerosmith

concert and backstage pass. Tickets are $5 each and a book of five tickets is $20. The winner will receive two handwritten notes from Billie Perry, stating the prize and information on the concert. Tickets are only available to residents of Duxbury and towns within a 20 minute drive from Duxbury. Tickets will be sold both nights and the winner will be chosen on May 9 after the performance.

‘Poem in Your Pocket Day’
Thursday, April 30 is “Poem in Your Pocket Day” at Duxbury High School. Students and staff at DHS are joining many communities across the United States on this fun day. People carry poems in their pockets and share them with anyone who asks. New York City has been celebrating Poem in the Pocket during April’s National Poetry Month since 2002. To learn more about how to celebrate poetry, or access its mobile poetry archive, go to poets. org/page.php/prmID/406. Poem in Your Pocket Day is sponsored by the DHS English Department and the National Council of Teachers of English.

School Lunch Menu
Monday: Mozzarella mania with dipping sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread stick, assorted fruit, juice. Tuesday: Grilled cheese, pasta salad, red and green grapes, fruit punch. Wednesday: Nachos, corn, pineapples, grape juice. Thursday: Homemade pizza, garden salad, trail mix, apple juice. Friday: No School. Daily lunch options: Specialty sandwiches, dollar menu.


Instant messaging at the library
This is a new avenue of communication for the Library and we welcome your inquiries via IMming. To Instant Message us from the Duxbury Free Library’s home page, duxburyfreelibrary.org, click on “Ask a Librarian” at the top of the screen. A box will appear saying “Click

Here to Chat with Duxbury Reference.” Click on it and the next screen will say “type here…” write your question and hit the enter key on your keyboard to send it to the Reference Desk. We are looking forward to receiving your questions via instant messages.

Monday: Mozzarella mania with dipping sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread stick, assorted fruit, juice. Tuesday: Grilled cheese, pasta salad, red and green grapes, fruit punch. Wednesday: Nachos, corn, pineapples, grape juice. Thursday: Homemade pizza, garden salad, trail mix, apple juice. Friday: No School. Daily lunch options: Specialty sandwiches, dollar menu.


Duxbury Idol showcases students
Duxbury Idol is just around the corner. The performance will be held at the PAC Saturday, May 2, starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale starting at 6 p.m. Get to the PAC early, a sold-out crowd is expected. The nine finalists are: Kate Cameron,Vivie Doughty, Michelle Ducharme, Ike Fontaine, Brian Greenwood, Tori Larusso, Kerri MacLennen, Kerry Turokand and Jessica Williams. Come to Duxbury Idol and vote for your favorite singer. Showtime is 7 p.m. and ticket prices will go on sale at 6 p.m., at the door. Ticket prices are $5 for children/students and $10 for adults. Reserved seats are available, call Liz Holt, at 781-834-4490.The Duxbury Idol is an important fundraiser for the Duxbury Music Promoters which supports the music program for the Duxbury public schools.

Monday: Grilled cheese, crunchy puffs, green beans, peaches,juice. Tuesday: Oven baked chicken mashed potato, glazed carrots, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Mac and cheese, sweet peas, wheat dinner roll, fresh green and red apples, juice Thursday: Pasta bar, fresh tossed salad, green beans, garlic bread,juice. Friday: No school. Daily lunch options: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, Tuesday, Thursday – pizza with salad, Tuesday, Thursday – warm bagel with yogurt. All meals served with milk.


Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, pasta salad, corn, mixed fruit, juice. Tuesday: All beef hot dogs, mac and cheese, steamed broccoli, pears, juice. Wednesday: Pizza slice-cheese, garden salad, watermelon cubes, juice. Thursday: White meat chicken nuggets, pasta salad, corn, wheat roll, pineapple. Friday: No school. Daily lunch options: Pizza w/tossed salad or Dragon sack PB&J available every day, Mon.: ham and cheese, salad w/tuna, bagel box, Tues.: BLT, salad w/chicken, dragon box - deli, W ed.: Turkey and cheese, chef’s salad, bagel box, Thurs.: Chicken wrap, chicken salad, Dragon box - deli, Fri.: Tuna roll, salad w/tuna, bagel box. All served with milk, juice and fruit.

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6:35 a.m. Caller requests wellbeing check on Lincoln Street. Officer reports party okay.

Thursday April 16

Area search negative.

Duxbury police log
10:03 a.m. Caller on Duxbury Beach Road reports graffiti on wall of building. 10:52 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Carriage Lane.

8:00 a.m. Accident on Congress Street. 10:35 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on High Street. Vehicle towed.

7:27 a.m. Officer looking for suspicious activity from previous incident on Clearwater Drive.

9:16 p.m. Officers assisted Kingston police with motor vehicle accident on Duxbury Road in Kingston. 10:45 p.m. Caller reports playing with handcuffs, unable to remove from wrist. Officer assisted.

1:54 p.m. Caller reports front window broken on building on Tremont Street. Appears to be shot with BB gun.

12:41 p.m. Accident reported on Depot Street. No injuries.

5:16 a.m. Assisted Marshfield Police with track and accident.

Wednesday April 22

11:17 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Tremont Street.

1:08 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Church Street. Written warning issued. 2:31 p.m. Suspicious cars in area of Bay Road reported. Officer reports father assisting son with disabled motor vehicle.

11:33 a.m. Advertising left in driveways on Powder Point Avenue. Small plastic bags with rock inside. Reported as littering.

7:08 a.m. Caller reports house on Otter Rock Road egged during the night.

Saturday April 18

11:10 a.m. Caller reports neighbors’ landscaper throwing leaves into his yard on Old Barn Road. Officer spoke to all parties. 12:26 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Congress Street. Assistance enroute. 2:08 p.m. Missing property reported on Priscilla Lane.

4:37 p.m. Caller on St. George Street reports motor vehicle was struck. 5:41 p.m. Officer reports window open in building on Congress Street. Left message with real estate company.

4:07 p.m. Assisted with motor vehicle lockout on Kingstown Way.

9:46 a.m. Caller on Mayflower Street reports person going door to door. Officer spoke to suspicious party.

9:10 a.m. Caller reports motor vehicle accident in parking lot on Bay Road. No injuries.

12:28 p.m. Officer reports lane blocked on Elm Street by contractors. Party spoken to and vehicle moved. 1:47 p.m. Larceny reported on Tremont Street.

9:56 a.m. Caller reports erratic operator on Lincoln Street. Driver got on Route 3 south. State police notified. 10:17 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on West Street. Citation issued.

5:59 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Oak Street. Citation issued. 8:52 p.m. Harbormaster reports suspicious motor vehicle parked at Blakeman’s lot.

10:19 p.m. Suspicious person on a bicycle reported on Summer Street. 10:27 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported at Duxbury Fix it Shop.

2:44 p.m. Car illegally parked on Apple Hill Association property on Chandler Street. 3:35 p.m. Minor motor vehicle accident on Cross street. 3:37 p.m. Assisted operator with keys locked in truck.

3:15 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. Citation issued.

1:50 p.m. Officer assisted with motor vehicle lockout on Shipyard Lane.

2:27 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Merry Avenue. 5:04 p.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Bay Road for speeding. Citation issued.

10:48 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Depot Street. Citation issued.

10:33 p.m. Caller on Bow Street reports trouble breathing. Patient taken to Jordan Hospital.

4:02 p.m. Caller complains of speeding motor vehicle on Soule Avenue. Area search negative.

9:18 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle parked in middle of Lincoln Street. Party spoken to.

5:29 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked at Blakeman’s. No one around.

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5:03 p.m. Residential fire alarm sounded on Merry Avenue. Set off by food on stove.

8:38 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. Citation issued.

5:20 p.m. Suspicious person soliciting on Tremont Street. Officer transported party to station.

9:18 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle blocking road on Bow Street. Officer advised to move along. 10:06 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported at Holy Family Church.

12:07 a.m. Caller on Trem- 9:35 p.m. Property check on ont Street reports altercation by round: AH.Event.ads 5/23/08 Chandler Street. All secure. 2008.AH.ads.2nd Harrison Road. Officer reports verbal argument between family Tuesday April 21 members. 1:07 p.m. Suspicious motor ve1:08 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on hicle reported at Farfar’s. Tremont Street. Citation issued. 10:35 a.m. Caller reports work 7:29 a.m. Caller reports vandal- truck illegally parked in bad ism on Alden Street. spot on the corner of Homestead 11:12 a.m. Party on Tobey Gar- Place. den Street found bag of motor vehicle registrations belonging to a Marshfield resident. Message left on owner’s house. 4:20 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Depot Street. Citation issued. 4:47 p.m. Caller into station to report a motor vehicle hitting a mailbox on powder Point Avenue.

Sunday April 19

5:44 p.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Tobey Garden Street. Citation issued.

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12:26 p.m. Caller reports tree service truck either removing or dumping water at bogs on Chandler Street. Advised to stop and speak to board of health. 12:46 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. Written warning issued.

9:56 a.m. Caller reports finding legal papers on the side of the road on Kingstown Way.

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6:04 p.m. Caller on Summer Street requests officer assistance with an unwanted person on residence.

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1:50 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle crashed into building on Depot Street.

6:37 p.m. Motor vehicle stop on Church Street. Written warning issued.

2:59 p.m. Party in station reports vandalism to pump station building on Church Street.

9:08 p.m. Caller requests ambulance for employee that hit their head. Patient transported to Jordan Hospital. 9:33 p.m. Officer reports possible disabled motor vehicle on Lincoln Street. Officer assisted operator.

9:11 p.m. Kingston Police reports erratic operator heading into Duxbury on Winter Street.

8:42 p.m. Caller complains of loud construction noise on Franklin Street. Officer reports workers finishing up.

6:56 p.m. Caller from High Street reports rabid raccoon. Animal control officer notified.

10:20 p.m. Officer reported small fire on Duxbury Beach.

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1:24 a.m. Caller on Mayflower Lane reports dog on Wirt Way barking for about an hour. Animal control notified in the morning.

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Sandra Parker Joins the Duxbury Office of William Raveis Real Estate
Sandra Parker has recently joined the Duxbury office William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. “As a licensed real estate broker since 1987, Sandra brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization. Her in-depth understanding of new construction, residential, land, and investment properties are invaluable assets to buyers and sellers, as well as to our team, and we are delighted she has chosen to affiliate with our company,” stated Duxbury sales manager Debbie Tortorella. Sandra’s commitment to providing her clients with the highest level of professionalism is evident in the attainment of several professional designations including Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Graduate, Appraisal Institute. Sandra is a member of the National, Massachusetts, and Plymouth & South Shore Associations of REALTORS® and the MLS Property Information Network.

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merican Student Assistance employees dedicated two of their business day to help clean up Camp Wing for the summer. The idea of the Annual Employee Day in Duxbury was put together by Garret Ross of ASA, and has been very successful for three years now. The volunteers work on projects that Deb Samuels, the head of Camp Wing, thought needed to get done. Because this year the days were held in April instead of May, there were different tasks that needed to be accomplished. These projects were mainly cleaning up from the wear and tear of the winter and included raking leaves, washing and sweeping cabins, picking up fallen brush, and getting the kitchen up and running. About 50 people volunteer each day, and the help means a lot to Samuels. “Having these volunteer days are a huge help because without them our staff would have to do all this and would not have as much time to focus on the kids,” Samuels said. She’s also thankful for donations given during these hard times, like the power washers that were donated for the day. American Student Assistance is a financial organization that handles student loans. They help students and parents understand how taking out a student loan works as well as getting them the right information at the right time. Camp Wing is one of the hosting spots for Crossroads for Kids, which runs many sum-


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Volunteers from American Student Assistance pick up brush at Camp Wing last week. The company’s employees dedicated two days to help clean up the camp and prepare it for the spring and summer.

Bay Players make it light with one-acts
aura Buckley Troiano carved a nifty evening of fun out of three comic one-acts set in Victorian times, or there about. Produced by Larry Loveridge for the Bay Players, the three vignettes gave the company a crisp, manageable and enjoyable evening’s worth of theater fun at a time when the troupe seems to be finding its footing for a new century. Each of the three shows – royaltyfree gems with compact casts – gave


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Theater’s single-level presentation (no raised stage or platform) challenges the small audience at times, but the drawing-room atmosphere makes up the difference. One has the feeling of enjoying the artistry of friends in a grand house. Small audience? Yes, but in an intimate place and packed together just enough for laughter to spread easily. Maura’s direction clearly encouraged the players to connect, support and improvise, and so they did! The result was a tight little
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Religious services
Religious Services
First Baptist fbcd.org 781- 934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class, children through adult, immediately following morning worship; 5:30 p.m., junior and senior high youth groups; 6 p.m., devotion and prayer time; Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., ladies’ Bible study, 6:30 p.m., Awana for children age 4 - 6th grade, 6:45 p.m., adult Bible study taught by Pastor Kevin.

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First Parish Church
duxburyuu.org Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 Sunday worship, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Church school classes meet downstairs in the Parish House 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. Book Group, Thursdays at 9 a.m., sewing group at 10 a.m. May 3, ordination of Tim Temerson at 4 p.m. May 6, Alliance luncheon at Cedar Hill at 12 p.m.

Gardening adventure program. A Springtime Garden along the North River, Marshfield, Tuesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. through the South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell. The cost is $5 members, $8 garden club members, and $10 non-members; please pre-register to assure space. Meet at the Science Center by 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the garden or get directions and meet the group. For more information and to pre-register, contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-6592559.

Holy Family Church
holyfamilyduxbury.org Rev. Bryan Parrish 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday, 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: Monday-Saturday, 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Daytime Bible study Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fridays, 6:45 a.m.

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Wednesday May 6
Yoga classes. The Art Complex Museum is offering yoga is scheduled for four weeks from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays. This popular program is taught by Kathleen Young who is certified to teach yoga and fitness and has more than fifteen years of experience. The cost for the four week session is $36. Skating lessons. Pilgrim Skating Club offers lessons for the spring, Wednesdays from 5:35 - 6:30 p.m. at Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke. Cost is $110 for 7 remaining weeks, plus $7.50 registration fee. Call 781294-7575 or visit pilgrimskatingclub. com for more information.

Thursday april 30
High School ensemble concert. Duxbury High School musical ensemble groups will perform at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Relay team captain meeting. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marshfield is hosting a Team Captain meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshfield Elks Hall, 1321 Ocean St. Past team captains, new team captains and anyone wishing to learn more about the Relay For Life is encouraged to attend. The sixth annual Relay For Life of Marshfield will be held on June 26-27 at Marshfield High School.

This annual fundraiser of St. John’s Guild supports various charities. Ladies, Love & Laughter. The Zone Theater presents the play at 822 Webster Street in Marshfield on at 8 p.m. For reservations call 800-2906825.

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. Men’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday through May 14 at the church.

sunday May 3
Grand Ol’ Fish Fry. To be held from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., at Thomas Reading Memorial Herring Run Park, Route 14, Pembroke. Annual fundraiser for the Pembroke Historical Society features fish cake or hot dog meals for $5 each, duck races, music, face painting and cotton candy. Historical Society items on sale. Corporate sponsorships available. Call the society at 781-293-9083. Breakfast at the Corner Stone Lodge. All you can eat buffet served from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. The Corner Stone lodge is located at 585 Washington St. Final BaYS concert. South Shore Conservatory’s Bay Youth Symphony presents its final concert of the 20082009 season at 3 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center.

Thursday May 7
The Art Complex Museum May classes. Stories and Art for Preschoolers and Toddlers will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. The program begins with a story, followed by a snack and art project. The cost is $5 per session. Preregistration is required at 781-934 -6634, x15. Yoga is scheduled for four weeks from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. This popular program is taught by Kathleen Young who is certified to teach yoga and fitness and has more than fifteen years of experience. The cost for the four week session is $36.

Pilgrim Church
pilgrim@pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Associate Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday schedule: Worship Service, 10 a.m., Kids Klub -- 2:30 p.m., Junior Youth Fellowship – 5 p.m. Church office hours, Mon., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. 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. Confirmation retreat, May 1 and 2. Mission trip dinner, May 2. May 3, Church school “breakfast at the beach” at 9:45 a.m.

Friday May 1
DUXFARM application deadline. Duxbury Farmers & Artisans’ Regional Market is currently accepting applications for the first annual farmers’ and artisans’ market in Duxbury. The weekly market will be held outside the Tarkiln building on Rt. 53 on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. from July 1 - Oct. 14. Interested vendors need to submit an application to the selection committee. For applications or more information, e-mail Duxfarmmarket@gmail.com or call 781-738-1673. The deadline to submit an application is May 1. Accepted vendors will be notified by May 15. Ladies, Love & Laughter. The Zone Theater presents the play at 822 Webster Street in Marshfield on at 8 p.m. For reservations call 800-2906825.

Friday May 8
Scenes of the North River. Three Duxbury residents will be featured in an invitational art show and sale at the James Library & Center for the Arts in Norwell from 6 – 9 p.m. The Duxbury artists featured in the show are Gayle A. Loik, Lily Cleveland and Bettina Lesieur. Tickets are $25 and will be available at the door and in advance by calling 781-659-7100. The show will continue in the James Art Gallery through May.

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.

Monday May 4
Weight-loss Confidential for Teens Support Group. The first group meeting will be May 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hope Floats Center, 4 Elm St. Kingston. This group will provide how to build and sustain a healthy relationship with food and appropriate ways for losing weight for a healthy weight. The cost is $15 per group session. Two groups per month. For more information visit hopefloatswellness.com or call 781936-8068.

United Methodist Church
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship, adult choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee hour following. Third Friday of each month we serve dinner at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month is ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. Church office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Service with Communion on May 3 will be held at the Bay Farm Montessori School at 10 a.m.

saTurday May 9
Girl Scout registration. Registration events will be held at the Girl Scout House from 9-11 a.m. for girls who are not currently registered with the Duxbury Girl Scouts. The cost is $12 per girl (please plan to pay by check). Adults interested in assisting in a leadership role or in a more limited way are also invited to attend. For more information contact Noreen Roy at 781-936-8148 or Joan Riser at 781-934-5427.

saTurday May 2
Duxbury Idol. Saturday, 7 p.m. at the PAC, come watch the talented young people of our town and vote for your favorite! Box office opens at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children/ students, $10 for adults. Reserved seats are available by calling Liz Holt 781-834-4490. St. John’s Guild Silver Tea. St. John’s Guild Silver Tea will be held from 12 – 3 p.m. in St. John’s Church at 410 Washington St. Women are encouraged to bring a friend or a special girl in their life to join in the tradition of afternoon tea. Baked goods, jewelry, collectibles and home-made crafts will be for sale, also. In lieu of tickets, guests are asked to make a donation at the door.

Living Waters Community of Hope
LivingWatersCH.org Rev. Kendra Vaughan Hovey 508-922-1666 ReverendKendra@yahoo.com PO Box 1761 Duxbury, 02331 Worship services will be held at the Ford Center of the Miramar Retreat Center on Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning on May 10.

Tuesday May 5
Totally Green Organic Bodycare. Come to this Duxbury Art Association workshop to learn how to pamper yourself with organic good-for-you bodycare products you can make right at home. Workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. Each student will bring home eight products. DAA members, $60, non-members $100. For information and to register call 781-934-2731. Congressman Bill Delahunt. The Congressman invites you to an office hours visit with a representative from his staff to field questions of

Church of St. John the Evangelist
stjohnsduxbury.org Rev. Roy Tripp 781-934-6523 Sunday services, 8 a.m., with music 10 a.m. Wednesdays, men’s Bible study, 6:30

sunday May 10
Happy Mothers’ Day!

Book It. Children in grades one and two can celebrate National Children’s Book Week at the Duxbury Free Library with Book It held on

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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By mary Beth Goldman

Question of the Week

Do you see any signs that the economy is improving?

“No. More people are losing their jobs. I’m hopeful it will get better, but it might take awhile.” Kathy Lewis Standish St.

“No. My parents are telling me to be careful with my money!” Brooke Withington Bay Rd.

“Yes, but it might be temporary. People seem to be spending more than a few months ago.” Marie Buonagurio Heritage St.

“No. Stores are emptier and more of them are going out of business.” Donna Moniz Center St.

“No. Prices are higher for gas and food and things around the house. Not so many went away during April vacation.” Helen Fulmer Ohtag Path

Tuesday, May 12 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. in the children’s program room. After listening to stories, participants will create their own book. Advance registration is required and may be done online at duxburyfreelibrary. org ,click on calendar, in person at the children’s reference desk, or by calling 781-934-2721 x115. The Emotional Impact of Food Allergies. Speakers Jan Hanson and Shelly Creager, food allergy educators, will present on May 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. at North Pembroke Elementary School, 72 Pilgrim Road, Pembroke. Free. For information, call 781-4447778, or visit asthmaandallergies. org. Antique appraisal. On Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, Leila Dunbar, of Antiques Roadshow Fame will present a lively foray into the world of auctions, appraisals and antique values. Ms. Dunbar will select objects from the audience and quiz people about the possible origin and value before rendering her appraisal. Tickets are required for admission to this event. Each ticketholder will be allowed to bring one item only for possible appraisal. Ticket distribution will begin on Wednesday, April 29 from the library’s circulation desk. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x198. Sidewalk Art Day. Chalk Up One for Diversity will be celebrated by the Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee in Foodies parking lot Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m., rain date May 24. Draw some sidewalk art expressing diversity, tolerence and peace! After

all drawings are complete a picture will be taken from the top of the fire department ladder truck. Music and entertainment provided. For more information e-mail noplaceforhate@ duxburyinterfaith.com or call 781934-8388. Claire Cook. Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in Duxbury Free Library’s Merry Meeting Room, author Claire Cook will read from her newest novel, The Wildwater Walking Club, and entertain us with her zany humor! Free tickets for the event will be available beginning Sunday May 3. Tickets will be required for admission. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes link, or call 934-2721 x108 to reserve tickets. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: An American Original. Dinner Theatre production starring actress Robin Lane will be held at The Duxbury Senior Center on Sunday evening, May 17 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the performance from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Duxbury Senior Center or Westwinds Bookshop for $25. Ancient Medium, N.E.W. Terrain (New England Wax). At the Art Complex Museum, Encaustic exhibit runs from May 17 through Sept. 6. Opening reception, May 17, 1:303:30 p.m. Plymouth Manomartian 5k Road Race/Fitness Walk. Sunday, May 17, registration from 8:15 to 9:50 a.m.

Race starts at 10 a.m. at Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, 6 Plaza Way, Plymouth. The race course starts and ends on Plaza Way. Questions, contact Jeff Perryman 508-224-0979, or e-mail manomartian5k@lycos. com

934-5774, x103 at the Senior Center with questions or to register. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (for children ages 5-12) will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday through May 14 at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St. Call 781-585-3419 for details and to register. Cost is $25 for the first member of each family and $12 for each additional family member. Sustainable Duxbury. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Judi Vose at 781934-3283 or Jim Savicki at 781-5858041. The Council on Aging Zumba and other fitness classes. ZUMBA Latin Dance Aerobics at 12:15 on Wednesdays and 12:45 p.m. on Fridays ($5/free for Seniors); Strength Training on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi on Tuesday at 9 a.m.; Stay Fit Multi-level class on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; Yoga on Tuesday night at 7p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. Call 781-934-5774, x103 for questions. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-934-2721. Senior Citizens Club. Meets on the first Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781585-9242. Cooking with Emil Lundin. Meets from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. Cost $15 per person. Menus vary. Proper plating, kitchen equipment, entertaining ideas. For registration, call Linda at 781-9345774 x112. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Duxbury Senior Center. For more information, call Barbara Lashley at 508-830-1630. NIA Holistic Movement Class. Meets on Fridays at the Senior Center. Class is $6 per person. For more information, call Linda at 781934-5774 x15. A Course in Miracles. Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Village at Duxbury at 290 Kingstown Way. A weekly study group discussing the book that has attracted national

attention. For more information, call 781 585-6007. God On Tap. Meets 7-9 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Winsor House on Washington Street. Sponsored by St. John The Evangelist Episcopal Church. For more information, visit the Website at stjohnsduxbury.org. Buddhist Meditation Group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month at First Parish Church, Tremont Street. For more information, call 781-934-6532. Foreign Film Day. On the second Tuesday of each month, 3:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. No reservations required. Admission is free. Stories and Art for Preschoolers and Toddlers. Meets from 10-11:30 a.m on the first Thursday of each month at the ACM . Cost is $5 per session. Pre-registration is required by calling 781-934-6634 x15. Burnt Toast Bi-Weekly. Meets at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, at the Duxbury Free Library and produces a literary newspaper. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x115 or visit the library website at duxburyfreelibrary. com. Book a Librarian. The Duxbury Free Library is offering 30-minute one-onone sessions to assist patrons in their life long learning quests. Information or using computers, you name it we will help. For an appointment or for more information, call 781-934-2721 x131. Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-7222305. Caregivers’ Support Group. Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Open to all South Shore residents caring for family or friends (non-disease specific.) Facilitated by Norwell VNA and Hospice. Call Renee McInnes, RN, or Joan Wright at 781-659-2342. Teen Discussion Group. Meets at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x106. Hospice Bereavement Group. Meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every other Thursday at Jordan Hospital. For more information on specific bereavement groups and times or to register call Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215.

The Art Complex Museum. Now registering for its May classes. Yoga is scheduled for four weeks from 8 -9 a.m. on Wednesdays or from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The cost for each of the four week sessions is $36. Stories and Art for Preschoolers and Toddlers is held on the first Thursday of the month, May 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. The cost is $5, per session. Preregistration is required at 781-934 -6634, x15. Dedham Pottery at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury. The selection on view in a case in the museum’s lobby represents all of the various types of dinnerware in the museum’s Bunnyware collection. Joseph Linden Smith, once a director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston originated the rabbit pattern. Friday night entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist. Ballroom dance lessons. Casey from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Plymouth Teaches ballroom dance at the Duxbury Senior Center on Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a discounted $12. Call Linda at 781-

outh Shore Conservatory’s Bay Youth Symphony will present its final concert of the 2008-2009 season on Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street in Duxbury. Included in the program are Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture, selections by the BaYS Honors Woodwind Quartet and Honors String Quartet, and a finale, Grand March from Aida, performed by all three ensembles combined. BaYS includes students from Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Milton, Carver, Norwell, Scituate, Plymouth, Sandwich, Hanson, Cohasset, Kingston, Weymouth, Braintree, Pembroke, Somerset, Quincy, Hanover, North Easton and South Easton. Tick-

Bay Youth Symphony final concert


ets, which may be purchased at the door, are $7 for adults. Students are admitted free. BaYS is supported in part by a grant from the Pembroke, Marshfield and Carver Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, visit www.sscmusic.org.


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evening of fun where even the glitches (I counted only two) gave an element of Mel Brooks comedy. There was a very funny telephone ring that just might have been intentional. As Stan Burgess once told me ages ago, it’s not supposed to be a professional theater. That’s why they call it “community theater!” Stan played the General, late of the East India Army, in the third show, Colin Campbell Clements’ “Yesterday.” Stan’s foggy old man is a scream, and Judy McGoodwin’s Lady of Quality is a charming, priceless counterpoint to Stan’s bewildered gentleman. Judy’s grace reminds me of Eleanor Bron, a favorite English actress. Don’t be fooled by the old man’s long pauses – they’re in the script! I won’t spoil the ending, but the little gem of a play has more to say about love and hope than most writers can fit into three acts. “Fourteen” opens the evening, a glittering drawing room comedy (dining room, I should say) by Alice Gerstenberg. The show fills the stage with characters while only three appear before you. Marie Miller plays the florid socialite, Lady Trevor, to a T. Her swirling set of the best (or worst) of the best guests of England never appear, yet fill the room with humor. Dunham, the butler, and Lady Trevor’s debutante daughter provide the double-edged foil for Lady Trevor’s comic flourishes. Nathaniel Budd and Tori Clough keep the action flying, Tori every bit the long-suffering debutante and Nathaniel a master of the comic “take” as Lady Trevor’s demands twist and fold through the night. “A Matter of Husbands” by Ferenc Molnar comes next, with Marcie Herold as a fetching “Famous Actress” and Elizabeth Layman playing the Scorned Wife who comes to confront the actress in her dressing room. I won’t spoil the kicker for this one either, but be prepared to be sophisticated. Molnar was, after all, continental. I’ll let the evening unfold for you, and let you see how Maura has subtly woven the three stories together with a little magical theater dust. The Zone Theater is at the downtown end of Webster Street in Marshfield (822), well marked by a sign and a couple of waving theater types (including Larry Loveridge the night I went). Call 800-290-6825 for reservation and other information. The show runs this weekend for a final two performances Friday and Saturday nights, May 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. Be prepared – it’s not a proscenium stage. But it’s not bare bones either. It’s community theater, and you’ll be close enough to smell the grease paint and the charm. The evening runs quickly and fills you up with laughter, beauty, and an eyeful of grand Victorian splendor.

By mike halloran sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com

Soccer scholarships available for high school seniors
The Duxbury Youth Soccer Association is now taking applications for scholarships for the year 2009. The awards are based upon your prior participation in the DYSA program as both a player and a referee. Applications are available at the guidance office at the high school, and should also be available on line at www.duxburyyouthsoccer.org. A copy can be requested by emailing rkdux@ aol.com Applications are due by Friday, May 15 and no late applications will be considered. Please mail them to: DYSA Scholarships, C/O Rob Hendrickson, 128 Oak Street, Duxbury, MA 02332.

Freshman John Keating (DHS ’07) knocked in two runs and drew two walks in his first collegiate start, as Wheaton beat Keene State, 19-4… St. Anselm freshman Bret Bartlett (DHS ’08) gave up just one run in four innings of relief in the Hawk’s 4-1 loss to Southern CT… Assumption sophomore Nick Violandi (DHS ’07) scored 4 goals in the Greyhounds’ 12-11 lacrosse win over Dominican (NY) on Wednesday… Babson freshman Trish Babson (DHS ’08) had a goal and an assist for the Beavers in their 18-4 win over Wheaton, giving them an undefeated record in NEWMAC play… Bates senior Caitlin Murphy (DHS ’05) and her Bobcat Varsity-Eight boat finished second to Williams on Saturday in a five-school meet on Lake Onota in Pittsfield… Bentley senior Chris Woods (Sandwich ’05) scored a goal and junior Kevin Gould (DHS ’05) assisted on another, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Falcons from falling to #4 ranked Merrimack, 6-5, in 3 overtimes… Sophomore Leigh Tedeschi (DHS ’07) scored a goal in Bentley’s 23-8 loss to Stonehill. She followed that up three days later with a 2-goal effort in a John Keating 25-7 rout of St. Anselm… Bridgewater State senior Rachael Sprague (DHS ’05) went 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI to lead the Bears to a 16-5 win over the U. of Southern Maine in the first game of a doubleheader… Sophomore Evan Novakowski (DHS ’07) finished 10th out of 25 runners in the 800-meters at the Red Flesh Open over the weekend in PA… Sophomore Grant Bowen (DHS ’07) went 1 for 2 in Carleton’s 2-1 win over #7-ranked St. Thomas… Junior Max Quinzani (DHS ’06) was named to the All-ACC Lacrosse team for Max Quinzani the second consecutive season by leading the league in goals with 35. Quinzani is currently riding a 40-game scoring streak for the Blue Devils and currently ranks 8th in Duke history with 120 goals and 21st in career points with 137… Duke University junior Betsey Sauer (DHS ’06) was credited with 3 groundballs as the Blue Devils lost to Maryland, 12-11, in the finals of the ACC Tournament on Sunday in Blacksburg, VA… Senior Chris Ajemian (DHS ’05) scored 4 goals and assisted on another in his final college game, as Fairfield beat St. John’s, 17-5, on Saturday… Junior Chris Nixon (DHS ’06) assisted on one of Georgetown’s 15 goals in a 15-7 win over Rutgers… Senior Steve Caramello (DHS ’05) scored 3 goals in Hartwick’s 8-4 win over Alfred on Saturday… Sophomore Sam Lenhardt (DHS ’07) went 1 for 2 in Holy Cross’ 5-2 loss to Lehigh on Sunday in PA… Holy Cross senior Sam Hallowell (DHS ’05) scored a goal in her final collegiate Chris Ajemian game in the Crusaders’ 16-12 win over American University… Indiana senior Peter Antons (DHS ’05) was the only winner for the Hoosiers in their 5-0 loss to Illinois in the Big 10 Tournament… Ithaca senior Alec Siefert (DHS ’05) scored a goal in the #4-ranked Bombers’ 11-10 win over #23-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology to wrap up the Empire 8 regular-season championship… Sophomore Kerri Connolly (DHS ’07) shot a three-round total of 242 to help Maryland to a 7th-place finish in the ACC girls’ golf championship last weekend in Greensboro, NC … Junior Taylor Robarts (Thayer ’06) had an assist in Merrimack’s regularseason ending 13-3 win over Franklin Pierce. Merrimack ends its regular season at 13-1… Senior Lexie Marrocco (DHS ’05) assisted on one goal Tom Levesque and sophomore Erica Marrocco (DHS ’06) made 8 saves, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the U. of Richmond from losing to St. Joseph’s, 11-10, and being eliminated in the Atlantic-10 girls’ lacrosse tournament… Junior Rian Kearney (DHS ’06) was credited with 5 groundballs in Roger Williams’ 16-2 win over Nichols on Thursday. He scooped up 3 in a 5-2 win over Gordon on Saturday… Senior Tom Levesque (DHS ’05) scored 2 goals and sophomore brother Matt Levesque (DHS ’07) scored 2 goals and added a pair of assists in Skidmore’s 16-10 win over Clarkson… Wesleyan junior catcher Jeff Bizinkauskas (DHS ’06) went 1 for 3 with an RBI single in a 10-5 loss to Williams. In the second game of the Ben Cederberg doubleheader he went 1 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI… Wheaton College sophomore Ben Cederberg (DHS ’07) scored 2 goals and added 2 assists, while senior Jeff Gomer (DHS ’05) scored a goal and also registered 2 assists in the Lyons’ 12-11 win over Babson to earn the #2 seed in this week’s Pilgrim Tournament…Bridgewater State College junior pitcher Jamie Ducinski (DHS ’06) upped her record to 6-1 with an 8-0 shutout win over Worcester State on Saturday. Teammate Jamie Ducinski Rachel Sprague hit a two- run home run in the win… Bates freshman defender Mark Murphy (DHS ’08) was credited with a groundball in Bates’ 9-8 come-from-behind lacrosse win over Colby. Do you have a son or daughter who plays or coaches in college? We’d like to know about it. Just e-mail their name, school, and sport to: sports@duxburyclipper.com. We’ll do the rest.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Duxbury Clipper


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

Ducinski no-hits Abington in sweep
It was a good vacation week for the DHS girls’ softball team, as they took on annual South Shore League powerhouse Abington High School twice and rode the pitching and hitting of senior Casey Ducinski for a pair of wins.
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The girls traveled to Abington last Monday and got Ducinski’s best performance of the year, as she struck out nine Green Waves on her way to a no-hitter in an 8-1 win The Lady Dragons got all the runs they would need in the first inning, and it was the senior lefty who provided her own support by opening the

HiTLeSS: Duxbury’s senior pitcher Casey Ducinski threw a nohitter and struck out nine Abington batters in last week’s 8-1 win over the Green Wave. The Lady Dragons returned to Duxbury on Thursday and pinned Abington with an 8-4 defeat.

Duxbury’s American Legion Post 223 is ready to begin its 2009 summer baseball season after a year’s hiatus. Post 223 has a long-standing tradition of producing “dream teams,” combining the best young adult baseball talent from Marshfield and Duxbury. The team will play a vigorous 20-game schedule in June and July against District 10 opponents such as Plymouth, Sandwich, Brockton, Pembroke, Norwell, and Rockland.

Legion baseball back in business

game with a single, stealing second, and coming home on a pair of infield outs. Duxbury strung four singles together in the top of the

second inning for two more runs, as Jacquie Cronin, Alanna Rourke, Kayla McGillivray and Laura Walter reached safely, with Cronin and Rourke

crossing the plate. The offense continued to deliver in the fifth inning, when Rourke singled and scored on a triple by Laura Walter, who scored on a single by Madi Duddy for a 5-0 lead. In the seventh inning Walter singled, while Duddy and Kristen McHugh walked to load the bases. The trio would all cross the plate, as an error and a pair of walks cleared the bases The only tarnish for the day was the fact that Abington ruined Ducinski’s shutout by reaching on an error, stealing second base, moving to third on a fielders choice and scoring on a sacrifice fly The two teams returned to Duxbury on Thursday, and the Lady Dragons jumped on Abington pitching in the first inning, exploding for four runs. A Cronin double, and an error and a stolen base by Rourke, set the table for McGillivray’s single for a

quick 2-0 lead. Walter and McHugh walked, coming home on a Duddy double that ended the rally. The Lady Dragons scored three more runs in the bottom of the second, as back-toback triples by Ducinski and Cronin, along with singles by Rourke and McGillivray made it a commanding 7-0 lead. Duxbury would add its final run of the game in the third inning, when Duddy walked and went to second on a single by Ducinski. Kim Bond followed with an RBI single to close out the Duxbury scoring. After pitching 11 innings of no-hit ball over two games, Ducinski finally gave up a hit to Abington in the fifth inning for a run, and surrendered three more in the seventh for the 8-4 final. Now sporting a 7-2 record (prior to this week’s action), the Lady Dragons will entertain Rockland on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Dates: May 24 & 31 Times: 9 a.m.-12 noon Location: Chandler Field The tryouts will be held on two dates: Sunday, May 24, and Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The tryouts will be held at Chandler Field in Duxbury for all serious baseball players born on or after Jan. 1, 1990. This age group represents the best talent up to the age of 19 that attends Marshfield or Duxbury High School, residents of Marshfield and Duxbury who attend private schools, and college age players.

Head Coach Ryan Kane has been observing eligible players for this year’s team at local games, and is thrilled with what he has seen. “These combined towns produce an impressive talent pool from public and private high schools alike,” he said. Coach Kane currently services as the hitting coach for the Brockton Rox, a minor league baseball team. Kane has been in professional baseball since 1995, when the Anaheim Angels selected him in the sixth round. He has played with the New York Yankees baseball organization, as well as several other professional baseball teams. Kane is a resident of Pembroke, where he lives with his wife and twin boys. The American Legion baseball programs are keenly observed by college and professional coaching staffs. The nominal fee of $50 per player includes all expenses including uniforms. The final roster will be limited to no more than 18 players. For additional information, please contact General Manager Peter M. Bizinkauskas, at 781- 934-7700, or via email to Peterbiz@comcast.net

The DHS girls’ lacrosse team continues to run roughshod over its opponents, scoring 18 goals in each game in wins over Sandwich (18-4) and Westborough (18-14) during spring vacation week. Duxbury now stands at 7-0 with three away games on tap this week, and it appears the Lady Dragons have to be considered serious contenders for the Division II State crown based on

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their performance so far. Westborough is the Central Mass. defending State champion and the Lady Dragons didn’t seem to have much of a problem with the Rangers on Saturday afternoon, as senior Meg Muncey scored sev-

en goals, while juniors Ginny Desmery and Katie Griffin scored four and three goals, respectively. Siobahn McCarthy (2), Caitlin Burke and Liz Desmond also scored for Duxbury. This week’s schedule looks like three more wins for Coach Sue Paull’s team, as they gear up for their biggest game of the year on May 8 in Westwood.

The Opening of The Bay 2009 sponsored by Duxbury Bay Maritime School will begin its festivities on Friday night May 22 from 6 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and continue on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is the 12th Opening of the Bay for DBMS and the first event in its new facility. Highlights of the weekend will include a visit of the tall ship “Shenandoah”, a dockside reception, a silent auction and a dinner dance under the stars on Friday evening. Family Day on Saturday will feature music, games, food, kids raffle, tours of the ship and more.


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The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation announced that registration for the 2009 Bay State Summer Games is now open. The annual Olympic-style amateur sports festival features 24 sports for athletes of all ages and ability levels. The 2009 Bay State Summer Games are scheduled for July 6-19. Regional qualifiers and tryouts will be held throughout June. Competitions will be held at top notch sporting venues including Bentley University, Harvard University, MIT, Reggie Lewis Track

Bay State Summer Games registration
and Athletic Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, and the New England Sports Center. Competitions are offered in archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, baton twirling, diving, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, judo, juniors basketball, lacrosse, pistol shooting, rifle shooting, trap shooting, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, 6 vs 6 field hockey, and 7 vs 7 soccer. Some distinguishing characteristics of the Bay State Games include giving T-shirts to all participants, medals and award jackets to top finishers, affordable participation fees, and providing athletes with valuable exposure to college scouts. High school students who are in 11th grade during the 2008-09 academic year and tryout for the 2009 Summer Games are also eligible for the Verizon Future Leaders Scholarship Program. The scholarship program, which awards six $2,000 college scholarships to Bay State Games participants each summer, aims to identify young men and women who will be tomorrow’s leaders. New for 2009, the Bay State Games have added an initiative to award high schools across the commonwealth for their students’ participation in the Summer Games. The High School Spirit Program was created to recognize those schools that have the highest number of athletes in the 2009 Summer Games. Every high school in Massachusetts is eligible to win a portion of the $5,200 in grants that will be awarded. Schools have been separated into three categories by size to

give everyone an opportunity to win the much-needed funds for their athletic department. Registration forms and sport specific information can be found at the Bay State Games’ web site. For updated information about tryout dates, sport specific information, scholarship forms, volunteer information, and registration deadlines, visit www.baystategames.org, call the Bay State Games’ office at 781-9326555, or e-mail info@baystategames.org.

Dragons Spring Sports Schedule
Revised schedule as of April 27
GiRLS’ LACROSSe Dux over Hanover 20-3 Dux over Quincy 21-0 Dux over Hingham 14-12 Dux over Scituate 19-10 Dux over Cohasset 18-6 Dux over Sandwich 18-4 Dux over Westborough 18-14 Silver Lake Away Marshfield Away North Quincy Away Whitman-Hanson Home Pembroke Away Westwood Away Barrington (RI) Home Norwell Away Hingham Home Notre Dame-Hingham Away Sandwich Home GiRLS’ TeNNiS Dux over Notre Dame Dux over Quincy Scituate over Dux Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over Hanover Dux over Middleboro Randolph Rockland North Quincy Pembroke Hingham Quincy Scituate Hingham Silver Lake Whitman-Hanson Marshfield SOFTBALL Dux over Plymouth North Dux over Quincy Dux over Scituate Dux over Silver Lake Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over Hanover Middleboro over Dux Dux over Abington Dux over Abington Randolph Rockland North Quincy Pembroke Hingham Quincy Scituate Hingham Silver Lake Whitman-Hanson Fontbonne Plymouth North April 1 April 8 April 9 April 13 April 15 April 16 April 25 April 27 April 29 April 30 May 1 May 4 May 6 May 7 May 11 May 13 May 15 May 18 May 20 May 21 BASeBALL Plymouth North over Dux Dux over Scituate Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over Hanover Dux over Middleboro Marshfield over Dux Randolph Rockland Quincy North Quincy Pembroke Hingham Quincy Scituate Silver Lake Whitman-Hanson Hingham Marshfield Plymouth North 7-2 16-0 9-0 4-3 8-3 6-5 6-3 Away Away Away Home Away Home Home Home Away Home Away Away Home 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 3:30 3:30 3:30 4:00 3:30 4:00 4:00 3:30 3:30 6:00 3:30 3:30 6:00 April 2 April 8 April 9 April 13 April 16 April 23 April 25 April 27 April 29 May 1 May 4 May 5 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 14 May 18 May 21 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 4:00 12:00 3:30 4:00 3:30 3:30 March 29 April 1 April 4 April 8 April 14 April 17 April 18 April 18 April 18 April 25 April 26 April 29 April 30 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 14 May 16 May 23 May 30 March 31 April 7 April 9 April 15 April 15 April 28 April 30 May 2 May 5 May 9 May 16 May 18 May 23 May 30 June 6
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Dux over St. John’s Prep Dux over Portsmouth-Abbey Dux over Manchester Dux over Bishop Stang Dux over BB & N Dux over Tabor Dux over Milton Academy Dux over Manchester Fleet Race Clinic for Qualifiers O’Day Fleet Race Sail Barnstable BC High School National Fleet Race Champ Wild Card Weekend Herreshoff Champ (Women) Falmouth NE Team Race Champ Team Race Nationals Mass State Champs

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BOyS’ LACROSSe March 31 Dux over Cohasset 11-5 April 2 Dux over Hanover 18-5 April 6 Dux over Pembroke 21-0 April 8 Dux over Quincy 14-4 April 11 Dux over Xaverian 11-6 April 13 Dux over Scituate 14-7 April 18 Georgetown Prep over Dux 13-1 April 20 Dux over B.C. High 7-3 April 24 Dux over Christian Bros. 10-5 April 25 Niskayuna over Dux 13-2 April 27 Silver Lake Home April 30 North Quincy Home May 2 St. John’s Prep Home May 4 Whitman-Hanson Away May 11 Marshfield Home May 14 Hingham Away May 19 Needham Home May 21 Bishop Guertin Harvard BOyS’ TeNNiS March 30 Dux over Norwell April 1 Dux over Sandwich April 7 Scituate over Dux April 9 Dux over Silver Lake April 13 Whitman-Hanson over Dux April 15 Dux over Hanover April 16 Dux over Middleboro April 27 Randolph April 29 Rockland May 1 North Quincy May 4 Pembroke May 5 Hingham May 6 Hingham May 7 Quincy May 11 Scituate May 12 Quincy May 13 Silver Lake May 15 Whitman-Hanson May 19 Sandwich May 20 Marshfield

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BOyS OuTDOOR TRACK Hingham over Dux 89-47 Whitman-Hanson over Dux 114-22 Dux over Rockland 79-57 Dux over Scituate 86-50 Middleboro over Dux 105-31 Randolph & Hanover Hanover Silver Lake/Quincy/NQ/Pembroke Silver Lake Frosh-Soph Meet D-R Silver Lake Away Coaches Invitational Durfee State Relays Milton Silver Lake All League Meet Last Chance to Qualify ND Division 3 Sectional Meet Wayland Fitchburg MIAA All State Meet GiRLS OuTDOOR TRACK Hingham over Dux 100-36 Whitman-Hanson over Dux 101-35 Dux over Rockland 70-66 Scituate & Middleboro Middleboro Scituate & Middleboro Middleboro Frosh-Soph Invitational Notre Dame Randolph & Hanover Hanover Silver Lake/Quincy/NQ/Pembroke Silver Lake Frosh-Soph Meet D-R Silver Lake Home Coaches Invitational Somerville State Relays Milton All League Meet Silver Lake Last Chance to Qualify Notre Dame Division 3 Sectional Meet Wayland MIAA All State Meet Fitchburg GiRLS’ GOLF Barnstable over Dux Dux over Silver Lake Nauset Falmouth State Championships Barnstable Silver Lake Dennis-Yarmouth Nauset Falmouth Mass Bay League Championships Dennis-Yarmouth

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Beach Reservation to refurbish guard shack
The directors of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. recently voted to overhaul the present guard shack at the east end of the Powder Point Bridge. It will be the exact same dimensions but with an attractive overhang to provide some protection from the sun for the officers. The Reservation has also created new signs for the beach, most of which have now been placed, and it is repairing and repainting the gates to the parking lot. The Reservation will have a computer rendition of the refurbished guard shack on display at the Senior Center on Monday, May 4, from 7-8 p.m. Are all welcome to stop by and have a look.

The 2009 April Vacation Camp was a great success. Dwayne Follette and staff of Gorilla Baseball & Softball kept those campers engaged, challenged and happy. They commented on how easy it was to work with this great bunch of girls. Thank you to all DyS Board Member volunteers. These girls are primed for Duxbury youth Softball’s 2009 Opening Week!

Bay Farm Montessori Academy will partner with The Duxbury Community Partnership for Children to host the 4th Annual 5K Run by the Bay and Kid’s Run for Fun. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund Bay Farm’s innovative educational programming for children ages 12 months to 14 years and CPC’s scholarship and professional development support for preschool students and educators throughout Duxbury. The 4th Annual 5K Run Join the fun, learn a new skill or improve your rowing this spring by rowing at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. Rowing offers a full-body workout for people of all ages and sizes. The chance to tour Duxbury Bay by boat is unique and offers a beautiful perspective in addition to exercise.

Bay Farm Montessori to host 5K ‘Run by the Bay’
by the Bay and Kid’s Run for Fun will take place on Sunday, May 31 in Duxbury with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Children’s Fun Run will begin at 9:30 a.m, and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the races. This event is open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages. The 5K Run will begin on Bay Farm’s campus in Duxbury where competitors will travel on a 3.1-mile course down Loring Street and along

Legion Auxiliary scholarship
The Duxbury Legion Auxiliary has one $400 scholarship available. The high school senior must be an offspring of a Duxbury Legion Auxiliary member or a member of the Duxbury Legionnaire. The senior need not

Bay Road. The registration fee is $20 if registered by May 28; the fee is $25 if registering the day of the event. The fee is $10 for the Children’s Run for Fun and for children ages 13 and under who run the 5K. Registration forms are available online at: www.bfarm.org. If you would like to receive more information or learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Barbara Hayes at barbarah@bfarm.org.

attend Duxbury High School. Applications are available in the Duxbury High School guidance office or contact Mrs. Reid, president of the Duxbury Legion Auxiliary at 781-585-3784.

Cheerleading registration
Duxbury Youth Cheerleading will hold its annual registration on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. To 12 p.m. at the Duxbury Student Union. Any child entering grades 2 through 8 in the fall is welcome to register. There are no tryouts or cuts in our program as every child cheers regardless of experience or ability. All of our coaches are safety certified, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Susan Lawrence at 781-582-0405 or Gail Lydon at 781-585-1636 with any questions related to registration.

COA golf tournament

Spring Rowing starts at Bay Maritime School
Novice rowers learn to row in touring Hudson shells that are both stable and lively, and all rowers are placed with other rowers of like abilities and experience. Adult classes for novice and more experienced rowers start Friday, May 1 and continue through Saturday, June 20, once or twice a week,

for 90 minutes for each class. Registration is now open, but spaces are filling up, so don’t delay. Please check the DBMS Web site (DBMS.org) or call the office for further details 781-934-7555.

The Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging will hold it’s tenth annual golf tournament on June 1. We will hold the tournament in honor of and memory of Ralph Sarro, our membership handicapper and good friend who passed away in March. the event will be held at the Duxbury Yacht Club course teeing off at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and a reception will be held at the Duxbury Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. There will be prizes and an auction.

Congratulations to the Girls u12A team who took home the South Shore Conference Championship with an 1-0 overtime victory against Hingham. Front row: Haley Tileston-Connolly, Colleen Fallon, Katie Daley (goalie), Kaley Rudicus, Kathleen Donato (goalie), Jane Dudley, Logan Snelling, eliza Hartford, Nicole Quinlan. Back row: Olivia Crowley, emily Weimer, KC Williams, Caroline Hocking, Montana Sullivan. Missing from picture: erin O’Brien.


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Camp Wing clean up
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Not only do they provide for them for a week or so in the summer, they also check up on them throughout the year. One of their main goals is to let kids know that they have the capability to go to college and should try to take advantage of it. This is exactly why teaming up with American Student Assistance is such a perfect idea, said Samuels.

Overall these days are well worthwhile, and inspire a wonderful sense of teamwork and community, Garret Ross said. “This experience is great for the employees as well because you have vice presidents and all other levels all working together who may not even get to see each other during the day,” he said.

Summer Fun Arts Program dates and themes
The Duxbury Art Association announces new themes for its highly successful and original Summer Fun program. Summer Fun is a visual arts program where children can stretch their imaginations, learn new skills and make new friends. Don’t confuse this program with others! This visual arts program incorporates art, crafts and creative activities including songs, games and stories. This year the themes are: By the Sea: July 6-10 Down on the Farm: July 13-17 Rainforest Roundup: July 20-24 Animal Expedition: July 27-31 Mexican Madness: Aug. 3-7 Knights & Princesses: Aug. 10-14 Dude Ranch Disco: Aug. 17-21 Under the Sea: August 24-28 Each week students explore the theme by creating two-dimensional and threedimensional art projects using an assortment of materials in the studio with the supervision and support of an art teacher and a teaching assistant. Students learn about the animals, environment, history and culture relevant for each theme. The program focuses on the creative process and learning experience. Summer Fun begins the week of July 6 and runs throughout the summer; ending the week of August 24. Parents can choose the themes and dates that most interest their children by enrolling in one or all weeks. Summer Fun runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The highlight of each week is the art show at noon on Friday when parents, relatives and friends are invited to view the art created by the students during week. The program offers specific activities and projects best suited for 2 age groups: 4-5 year olds or 6-9 year olds. An art instructor and teaching assistant work with a maximum of 12 students per session. Students are asked to dress for mess, bring a snack and a beach towel. Tuition for members is $180 per week with a discounted tuition of $160 for an additional sibling in the same. The same price as last year! Non-members tuition is $220. Students may become members at the time of registration. Tuition assistance is available; a scholarship application is available at the DAA Web site: www. duxburyart.org. For more information or to register, call the Duxbury Art Association at 781934.2731, ext. 4.

A worker uses a power washer to clean off the side of a cabin.

Sweeping out the cabins was just one of the many tasks that had to be done to prepare Camp Wing for opening.

ry something new this Spring with a Before and After Dark class. Interested in learning more about the fundamen-


Spring classes at Before and After Dark
tals of gardening? Join us for a two-part series, Gardening with Jeanette, as you learn how to make compost, test the soil pH, and choose nursery plants, and transplant. During the garden visit, instructor Jeannette Mackenzie will demonstrate how to make compost, divide perennials, prune, and grow vegetables. Expand your horizons with a French Cinema in Conversation class, a seven-week class that allows students to explore two popular French films and experience the magic of French cinema as you expand your French language skills. On Monday, May 18, a one night workshop entitled Introduction to Dowsing will be offered. Participants will learn the basics of dowsing and tap into univer-

sal energy for healing. You can also experience Duxbury Outdoors with instructor Paul Bruce through adult classes on Clamming, Fly Fishing, and Bass and Blues Fishing as well as family classes such as Tree Swallow Sunday, Family Beaver Hunt, Turtles, Frogs and Minnow Catching, and Fining Fossils and Crystals on Duxbury Bay. Complete course information and tuition and registration details can be found on the Before and After Dark Web site at www.duxbury.k12. ma.us, or by calling our office at 781-934-7633.

No Place for Hate plans sidewalk art day
“Chalk Up One for Diversity” will be celebrated by the No Place for Hate Committee. Come to the Foodie’s parking lot to draw some sidewalk art expressing diversity. This is open to all who can hold a stick of chalk. After all drawings are complete a picture will be taken from the top of the fire department ladder truck. Children will be entertained by clowns, the police canine unit, and horse units. Police patrol cars and motorcycles along with a fire truck will be available for up front investigations. Child ID’ing will be available by the Sheriff’s Department. Music for all and free to all! Hot Dogs and other refreshments will be available for minimal cost. Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m. Rain Date is May 24. For more information e-mail noplaceforhate@duxburyinterfaith. com or call 781-934-8388.

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egistration for summer recreation programs will be held May 4-15 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday thru Friday only. There will be a Thursday night registration on May 7 from 6-8 p.m., a Saturday registration on May 9 from 9-11 a.m., and a $10 late fee charged for all registrations taken after May 15. Please note: Only a parent/ guardan can sign up a child for rec programs. You cannot sign up a friend’s child for our programs. No exceptions. 20th Annual Basketball Camp: The boys basketball camp will be offered for boys ages 8-10, June 29-July 3. Boys ages 11-13, July 6-July 10. The girls camp will be offered for girls ages 8-13 and will run July 13-July 17. Hours for the camp are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fee for this program is $195. NEW PROGRAMS Skills + Will (For High School Boys): This clinic if for high school boys, taking place on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. at the DHS gym beginning June 2 through July 28 (No camp on June 22). This is a weekly clinic designed to work on basketball fundamentals, functional training, and game time performance. Structured games will be a part of each session to allow the player to build upon newly developed skills. All campers receive t-shirt and water bottle. Fee for this program is $300. Skills + Will (For High School Girls): This clinic if for high school girls, taking place on Wednesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. at the DHS gym beginning June 3 through July 29. This is a weekly clinic designed to work on basketball fundamentals, functional training, and game time performance. Structured games will be a part of each session to allow the player to build upon newly developed skills. All campers receive t-shirt and water bottle. Fee for this program is $300. Small Ball: This program is for boys and girls entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade, ages 6-9. This one week program will be held July 28 through July 30 (Tues – Thurs) from 9 a.m.-12 noon at DMS. Small Ball is a fun introduction to the game of basketball. Children will participate in drills that will teach them about footwork, passing, dribbling and shooting in addition to playing games. All campers receive t-shirt and water bottle. Fee for this program is $135. Adult Tennis: A summer evening tennis program will be offered to Duxbury adults who are at the beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate lev-


2009 summer Recreation Department programs
els. Lessons are held twice a week during the month of July. Fee for this program is $80. 14th Annual Soccer Camp: A soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6-10 is once again offered this summer. The camp will run June 24th – June 27 (Wed – Sat), 8 a.m.-11 a.m. each day at the Lower Alden Fields. Emphasis on the camp will be skill development and the fun of soccer. Camp coordinators will be Matthew Cushing and Mike Coven who bring impressive soccer resumes to the camp. Coach Cushing is currently the men’s head soccer coach at Wheaton College, where he has led the Lions to their most wins in school history. Mike Coven finishes his 36th year as men’s head soccer at Brandeis University. Coach Coven has brought Brandeis University a Division 3 National and an ECAC Championship. We are truly fortunate to be able to bring such talent to Duxbury to instruct our youth. Counselors include many local college stars. Space in this camp is limited. Fee for this program is $85. Kids Tennis: Six weeks of lessons will be available to boys and girls ages 8-14. Classes are organized by ability; Beginner through Advanced. One hour lessons are held twice a week at two different locations, Alden and Tarkiln. (Parents choose time and location at time of registration). Classes begin the week of July 6th and continue through the week of August 13th. Fee for this program is $65. Kids Camp: The ever popular Kids Camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12. Camp runs for seven weeks, June 29 through Aug. 14. Days of camp are: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday camp (Beach Day) hours are 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Camp highlights include field trips, arts and crafts and games among many other exciting activities. Children bring their lunch and beverage daily. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12. Space is limited to 130 kids! Fee for this program is $695. Tuition includes cost of field trips with transportation. Karate Kids: This one week program is offered to children in grades K thru 5. This program will take place Monday thru Thursday, (June 23-27), 4:30-5:20 p.m., at the Whidden School of Fitness in Marshfield. The instructor, Roger Whidden has a black belt in karate, BS and MA in Education and Counseling, as well as being a local, National and World Tai Chi Champion. Class focus is on basic selfprotection skills, discipline and athletic conditioning in a fun and creative atmosphere. Fee for this program is $45. (Uniform required, purchase at WSF for $30.) Over 18 Pick Up Basketball League: The Recreation Department offers a two night per week pick up style basketball program for Duxbury residents 18 and over. This program will start on June 30 and run through Aug. 20. This program takes place at the outside courts behind DMS on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m. No pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program. Summer Acting Workshop: This program will be available to children ages 6-15. There are two sessions offered: Session I: July 27-31 (High School Musical 3) Session II: Aug. 3-7 (Hannah Montana) The workshop will be conducted by the South Shore School of Performing Arts in which participants will receive acting instruction and direction during an intense six hour a day workshop, finishing the week with a full-scale production of. The program will be conducted at the Duxbury High School Auditorium from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee for this program is $160. Baseball Camp: This program is available for children ages 7 to 12. This camp will be held at the Keene St. fields Monday, July 27 through Thursday July 30 from 8 a.m.11 a.m. Emphasis on the camp will be a combination of skill development and fun. Coaching staff will include Steve Studley, Asst. Recreation Director, Head coach for Wentworth College baseball team, as well as local college and high school players. (All campers receive a t-shirt). Fee for this program is $80. Cooking for Kids: This 6-week program will be offered once again for the summer season for children ages 7-12. The program will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:15 p.m. beginning June 30 thru Aug. 4. Class is limited to 12 students. Fee for this program is $85. Tennis Camp: This program will be offered to children ages 8-14 and take place at the DHS tennis courts. This is a 1-week camp and will take place Monday June 29 thru Friday, July 3 from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Emphasis will be on conditioning, individual ball skills and fun! (All campers receive a t-shirt). Fee for this program is $110. Cheerleading Camp: This program will be offered to girls ages 5-7 who are at beginner level, or want to improve their cheerleading skills. The program will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 14 and ending Aug. 6. Classes meet at the DMS Lower Gym from 9-10 a.m. Focus of the camp will be on fundamentals, motion technique, jumps and warm up dancing. Class is limited to 14 students. Fee for this program is $65. Horsemanship Camp: This camp is for boys and girls ages six and up and will be held at Timber Hill Stables in

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Kingston. Participants learn horsemanship skills such as feeding, cleaning, and grooming of horses as well as daily care of the animals. Camp also includes a daily riding lesson. State of the art facility and professional, licensed riding instructors offer a wonderful, kid-friendly, safe environment. Camp hours are: 9 a.m.-12 noon. 4 Day Camp: $265 each session June 23 - June 26 July 28 – July 31 Aug. 18 - Aug. 21 5 Day Camp: $325 each session June 29 – July 3 Aug. 24 – Aug. 28

Youth football clinic

Duxbury Youth Football coaches and DHS football players will run a youth football clinic on June 22 through 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Any child from Duxbury who is entering the second through eighth grade in the fall of 2009 is eligible to attend. Preregistration is required. Go to duxburyyouthfootball.com for registration information. If you have any questions about the clinic, please e-mail Rick Davis at zespri@comcast.net. In addition, registration for DYF is ongoing.

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t’s not unusual for publishers to adapt successful books about current events for younger readers, and the election of President Barack Obama predictably led to a number of such titles to be issued in the past few months. “Obama: The Historic Journey,” compiled by the editors of The New York Times, was published PRe-GAMe RiTuAL: Members of the girls junior varisty lacrosse simultaneously in team met at the Mcelduffs’ home for bagels and other treats both an adult edition before walking to school on April 15. and one for young readers, and both versions have been well received by the public. But a parallel trend has developed icket subscriptions great sound!” This year’s Festhat expands this idea for South Shore tival includes something for far beyond explaining issues and significant C o n s e r v a t o r y ’s even the youngest music fans: Duxbury Music Festival are a musical performance of Lit- historic events to kids. New books, in fiction now on sale. The Festival tle Red Riding Hood on July and non-fiction, are being returns on July 10 for three 19, followed that afternoon adapted for middle-grade weeks of beautiful music and by the return of Sunday in the readers, and in some festive community events. Park, a free recital featuring cases, for those much Co-Chairs Judy Gagnon Festival students and faculty. younger. Probably the most and Mary Steinke are pleased The final performance, at the visible use of this new to announce this summer’s Ellison Center for the Arts on Festival concert schedule July 31, features the winners marketing technique is which opens at the Duxbury of this year’s Duxbury Music what has become the Performing Arts Center on Festival Solo and Chamber Marley & Me franchise. Newspaper columnist July 10, with the Evenings Competitions. Under the Stars Festival OrTicket subscriptions are John Grogan’s book about chestra, Nicholas Palmer con- available online at www.dux- life with his dog, Marley, ducting, featuring Tian Lu, the burymusicfestival.org. To was a runaway bestseller winner of last year’s Duxbury purchase tickets by phone, to in both hardcover and paperback, and the film Music Festival Solo Competi- request additional information version, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer tion. The Festival faculty will or to volunteer, call or email Aniston, is now available on DVD. The film is being promoted as a family perform in several chamber Laura Carleton at 781-749film, although some concerts, including two in pri- 7565 ext.14, l.carleton@sscmight argue that vate homes on the Duxbury music.org. waterfront. Salsa by the Sea, The Duxbury Music Fes- the movie itself is under the tent on the Duxbury tival is a program of South more about adult Town Green on July 18, fea- Shore Conservatory, a non- relationships and tures a reception and music profit organization which pro- Grogan’s selfby the Black Sea Salsa Band, vides quality education in the discovery than which features “six horns, five arts for all ages, abilities and it is about the adventures of a rhythm, four vocals and one interests. fun-loving dog. But Marley is central to the story, and the images of the cute puppy drew audiences to the theaters, in much the same way that the dog photos on the covers of a number of books are designed to attract the eyes of younger readers. The original book, “Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog,” has been adapted into “Marley: A Dog Like No Other,” which is aimed at ages 8-12, and “Marley & Me: Meet Marley,” Performing in the Duxbury Music Festival Preview Concert were which is for beginning readers as part of Patrick Owen, cello, Beth MacLeod, mezzo-soprano, Regina the “I Can Read!” series. Finally, there’s yung, piano, Katherine Roussopoulos, violin, and Stephen Deitz, the Bad Dog, Marley! for ages 4-6. Each piano. is based on Grogan’s original memoir, although the perspective has been altered to fit the target audience. It’s hard to imagine that all of this material grew out of a series of newspaper columns that Grogan admitted he sometimes resisted writing because he thought they weren’t interesting enough to capture his readers’ attention. Another book that attracted considerable attention of local readers was Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea,” a memoir that chronicled how the help he received during a hiking trip in DuXBuRy MuSiC FeSTiVAL PReVieW CONCeRT: South Shore Pakistan inspired him to follow through on a Conservatory President Kathy Czerny, Duxbury Music Festival Christopher Haraden and his wife, Marilyn, own and operate Westwinds Bookshop at Director Stephen Deitz and Festival Co-Chair Judy Gagnon with 45 Depot Street in Duxbury. Preview Concert hosts Rick and Sharon Fownes.


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One book, two audiences

Duxbury Music Festival subscriptions now on sale


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pledge to build schools in poor villages. The original subtitle of the book – “One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time” – was changed slightly in the young readers’ edition that was published in January. “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time” is targeted toward middle-grade readers and has been updated with new photos, maps, and illustrations, as well as a section written by Mortenson’s 12-year-old daughter. She has traveled overseas with her father as an ambassador as the Pennies for Peace program, and her perspective helps this category of readers identify with why this cause is so important. Another adaptation, the picture book entitled “Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea,” is currently number-one on the New York Times Bestseller List for Children, making this true story truly accessible to all age groups. An interesting result of this phenomenon is that adults can now share their love of reading with children in a way that wasn’t always possible. For example, if your book club is reading “Three Cups of Tea” [as many area book groups are] you now can discuss this same story with your kids. Another book following this trend is “Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War.” An adapted version – “The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World” – for ages 9-11 allows younger readers to experience the kind of storytelling that kept Philbrick’s book on the bestseller list for weeks, and introduced the “real” story of the Pilgrims to generations who thought they learned everything about Plymouth Colony in grade school. A more recent example grew from an unlikely place. The cover of the justreleased book “Christian the Lion” notes that it is “The Story Behind the YouTube Sensation” – an unlikely launch pad for a successful book in any category. Authors Anthony Bourke and John Rendall have updated and republished their 1971 book “A Lion Called Christian,” which recounts the story of how they purchased a lion cub in a London department store and raised him for a year, then released him into the Kenyan jungle. A video of the joyful reunion of the lion and his caretakers [shot decades ago] recently surfaced on YouTube, the Internet video-sharing site, and reignited interest in the lion’s tale. So in addition to expanding the original book with new photos and other material, the authors developed “Christian the Lion” for ages 8-10, and even included a 16-page color insert with photos of the lion and facts about wildlife. The growing demand for this book – and the millions of hits the video has received on the Internet – demonstrates that good stories endure no matter how much time has passed or in what format it is rediscovered.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dragons prepare title defense
Senior captain Quinn Cully hopes to lead Duxbury to their sixth straight state title.

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Senior Steve Ripley evades a BC High defender. Senior Matt Hetherington tries to put a move on his BC High defender.

Photos by Deni Johnson
Junior goaltender Micky Zaverucha looks to pass the ball. Senior Andy Puopolo moves the ball up the field.

Senior Will Shields has anchored a solid Duxbury defense.

Senior captains Kyle Gavoni, Jake Harvey, and Quinn Cully are flanked by Assistant Coach Tony Fisher and Head Coach Chris Sweet.

Senior Hakeem Lecky is an offensive threat in the Dragon’s midfield.

Sophomore Kane Haffey has a become a major force at attack. The 2009 DHS boys’ lacrosse team currently stands with a 9-2 record.

To see more photos, go to www.denijohnsonphotography.com


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“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”

Treasure Chest
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. Redecorating Sale Girls bedroom set from Bellini Baby, natural birchwood. Single sleigh bed w/trundle($450); 5-drawer tall dresser($250); 4-drawer tall dresser($250); 3-drawer small dresser w/mirror($200); corner display case($100); matching toy box($50)- buy the set for $1,100! New over $5,000. Call 781-582-0457. 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. Store Closing Save 25% to 75%. Oriental Express regrets that we are forced to close due to economic times. We’ll be selling over 5000 rugs at unbelievable prices. Don’t miss this chance to own a one of a kind high quality authentic handmade rug. We’ll still be cleaning and repairing rugs. Oriental Express 45 Depot ST. Duxbury MA 781-934-5100 or 781-640-5100

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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.


Kitchen Table and Chairs Solid birch table top on decorative steel pewter base with four solid birch matching chairs. Your price, $280; Jordan’s Furniture price, $1150. Good shape. Call 617-875-1990. Antique Furniture for Sale Spool bed 56” wide, header 42” high, footer 32” high. Angled joints, $250. Hepplewhite bowfront bureau with bone teardrop keyholes, 36 1/2”high, 43” wide, bow is 22 1/2” deepest, 18” at sides. Asking $1750. Both pieces c. 1800s. Family heirlooms. Call 508-747-0524.

iscover a lost treasure. Find a new home or a used car. Land a new job or a large fish. Clean your gutters or stretch your mind. Tune your piano. Tame your computer. Find a painter, a petsitter or a property manager. Market your summer cottage or your cottage industry. Sell the couch, buy the treadmill. Learn Spanish, algebra or a new operating system. Hire a yard service. Host a yard sale. Take sailing lessons. Buy a sailboat. Peddle your putters. Plug your Persian. Pitch your piccolo. Clean out the house. Find a housecleaner. Buy the puppy, sell the rugs. Trim your hedges, your hems, or your sails. Buy some firewood. Have a firesale. Sell the antiques in your attic. Sell the whole darn house. If it rocks, rolls, motors, meows pedals, putters, swings, sings, barks, brakes, sails or shakes, you can find-it, buy-it, swap-it, sell-it, hire-it, hawk-it, or trade-it in the Clipper Classifieds. One Small Town. One Big World.

Climbing the Career Ladder
Summer Nanny Looking for a fun, energetic, part-time summer nanny from 6/30/09 - 8/20/09 for our 11 year old. Hours: Tues thru Thurs 8-3. Must have own transportation, excellent driving record and excellent local references. 781-934-9150. Receptionist/Office Support for Duxbury Insurance Agency. Part time/full time possibilities. Send cover letter and resume to doranins@doraninsurance.com DJ Helper Wanted Male or female wanted to help DJ set up and take down DJ equipment. $50/60 per night. Call for more information, 774-826-5000. Help with Yard Clean Up No experience necessary. Just raking, light weeding and light yard cleanup. Hiring immediately. $12/hour. 2 1/2 days per week in May. One day per week throughout summer. E-mail hm21265@gmail.com if interested, or call 339-933-4227. Be A Process Server Earn up to $50/hour. Serve papers for lawyers, full or part-time from home, in your own business. Must be over 18 years old and have own transportation. No risk-the courts are busy. Call 617-365-2646 (24 hrs). Home Care Companion Wanted Looking for home care companion(s) for friendly 50 year old man recovering from illness while wife at work - mostly afternoons and a few days/week, Tuesday through Thursday. Call Sidney, 781-934-6767.

For Sale 4-poster mahogany double bed, $350; Service for 8 sterling silver including knives, forks, salad forks, teaspoons, soup spoons, Fairfax, $1600 - Valued at $2500 plus. 781-934-7515.

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Is Your Attic Overflowing? Is it becoming as cluttered as your basement? Advertise your yard sale in this space and turn those useless items into a special treat for yourself or family.

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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

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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. Oak Dining Table Double pedestal 42"W x 68"L closed; 3 leaves 14" each, two are self-storing. Pictures available. $999 cash only. Contact mgniland@aol.com. Captain's Bed with bookcase head board. Full-size, Storage drawers, 2 years old. Perfect condition $400 or best offer. Call 339-236-0173. Oriental Rugs, Etc. Made in Pakistan, 100% wool. Bacara design. Reds and browns. 9’x12’. $1200 or best offer. Also, cherry wood queen-size headboard, $125 firm. Two sets of four chairs, $100/set. Good condition. Accent table, $35 firm. Call 781-834-3890.

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New Store Open Powers Reflections Studio. Fused glass and beaded jewelry. Store hours, 10-3. 443 Center St., Pembroke. 781-754-0118.

Place your order: 781-934-2811

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Duxbury 1 BR Condo Walk to stores and beach. Minutes to Rte. 3 and commuter train. $1200/month plus utilities. Call 781-690-0188. Summer Rental Duxbury. Some weeks left. 2 BR on the ocean, private setting. Glassed in porch, large deck, W/D, cable/internet, BBQ. Beautiful ocean views. $1295/week. Call 978-407-3300. House For Rent Duxbury. 3 BR close to schools. Recently renovated. Dining room, front porch, hardwood floors, fireplace, W/D hookup, 1 car garage. No pets. Available now. $1875/mo. Call 508-747-3814. Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Weekly rentals available from June thru October. 4 BR, 3 bath home with covered dock, kayaks, diving dock, jet ski racks, tennis courts, private sandy beach. Sleeps 10. Glorious sunsets. Call 781-771-3548. Summer in Hawaii Small cottage, big enough for two (and possibly one child) for weekly rental from June 24 to July 21. $500/week. Located in a beautiful valley with a deck as big as the house with ocean and mountain views. Orchids, ferns, fountain, and huge pots of papyrus. All the conveniences – washer-dryer, high speed internet, cable, etc. Floor covered with mats from the South Pacific, Hawaiian quilts and art….Ten minutes from good beaches. 808-332-7668 or 808-651-5395. Duxbury Townhouse For Rent End unit with two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, FP, sliders to private patio, A/C, washer/dryer, and garage. Includes use of tennis courts, pool, exercise room, racquetball court, and walking trails. Available now. $1950/mo. plus utilities. 781-910-5434. Commercial Office Space First floor commercial office space and office suites available. 33 Enterprise St. (Rte 3A) Duxbury. 781-934-5900 4-Season Vacation Waterville Valley, NH. Deluxe new 3 BR, 3 full bath condo. Two master suites (one with Jacuzzi), loft also. Sleeps 7 max. Gas fireplace, walk to town square and athletic center, golf on site, boating, fishing, skiing. No smoking/animals please. 2 night minimum. Call Joe, 781-934-2002 for rates. New Construction New Colonial can be seen at RonMcGann.com Ron McGann, Inc. 781-789-1717.


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Plymouth Office Space Downtown 651 sq ft office space in newly renovated building. Two offices plus large reception/conference area. High visibility, ample parking $750/month plus utilities. Call Colleen 508-747-4462. Summer Rental One prime week left. 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. Time also available after August 29, including Labor Day weekend. Booking Sept-May rentals, shorter terms considered. Call Jim for details, 508-651-2740.
"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home." -Johann von Goethe

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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. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. A1 Top to Bottom Housecleaning Weekly – bi-weekly – monthly. One-time cleanings our specialty. Over 10 yrs. experience. Duxbury refs. Michelle (508) 291-1864. 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. Investigate the Alternative Therapeutic Massage, Paraffin Hand Therapy, 15 to 30 Minute Sessions, Eat For Your Blood Type, Herbal & Aroma Therapies, Chemical Free Products, Resource Library, Astrological Charts / Reports. CHI Associates. Call 781-834-0035. Let Us Do Your Dirty Work Spring cleanups, beds edged, weeded & mulched. Pruning & planting shrubs. Seeding, sodwork and clean-cut lawn service. Over 15 years in business. Call Tom, 781-934-5023 or e-mail tomsyardcare@hotmail.com Carpentry Services Former carpentry teacher experienced in all phases of building construction available for home repairs, additions, kitchens, windows, bathrooms, playrooms, decks and doors, custom built-in cabinets, and home building projects. Have a home building project and questions? Call Jerry Morse at 508-353-7350 for a free estimate or energy-saving ideas. Cleaning Service Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Insured. Call Maria Rizzo, 781-775-6237. Teacher Seeking Summer Job Experienced nanny / early childhood teacher available for childcare starting June 29. Call Bridget, 781-291-1162.


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Cottage For Rent Delightful cottage for rent in highly desirable, low traffic neighborhood near the water. 2.5 BRs, 2 baths, screened porch, outdoor shower. Sleeps 7-8. $1600/wk or $6000/month. Available June 29-July 31. Call 617-547-7009 or e-mail jemk@earthlink.net. Duxbury Cottage for Rent Two bedrooms, 1 bath, ample parking, marsh views, gorgeous sunsets and access to private area of Duxbury Beach. Prime weeks available. 2-week stays $1500. Call 1-617-827-8650. Green Harbor Furn. Rentals Family visiting the area for a week, month or year? Have them stay at one of our beautifully furnished contemporary or antique Capes in Green Harbor. See www.homeaway.com/1842 84 or www.vrbo.com/98748 for details, or call Tom Crumlish or Donna Lee Kennedy, 617-576-9470. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809.

House for Rent Two BR w/loft, walk to beach, quiet side street, fenced in back yard w/shed & garage. Visit www.hometownrealtorsandauctio neers.com for more info & pics. $1500+, 1st, last & security. Please call Brian, 781-789-9443. Summer House Swap Seeking 3-4 BR home in Duxbury- July 4 week. 7-10 days. Daughter of Susan/Tony Harris, sister of Jim/Lisa Badeau, niece of Jim/Sid McClure. We own 4BR/2 bath modern home on golf course/waterview, 25 minutes north of San Francisco, 45 min. from Napa and 1/2 hour from the coast. Had successful Duxbury swap last 2 years. Please e-mail: smfonk@yahoo.com or call 415-457-5918. Summer Rental Steps to sandy Shipyard Beach, 4BR, 1 1/2 bath, screened porch. $1,750/wk July & August. Longer stays and June negotiable. luckybugplus@comcast.net Beautiful Bungalow For Rent 528 Congress St. $1,700. 3BR, 2BA, Washer/dryer, dramatic great room with oversized windows. Conveniently located. Oak/granite kitchen. Lovely landscaping, mature perennials. Large open lot, plenty of sun and play area, surrounding woods provide privacy. Call 617-694-5161. Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654. Retail/Office Space Available First floor location in Duxbury, 570 sq. ft. Independent HVAC unit. Existing space is available as is or with modifications. $1000/mo. plus utilities. Please call 781-934-2186.

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Standish Shore Rental Waterfront home directly on bay with boat ramp and swimming area. Ample living space with skylights, decks, terrace and large yard. 4/5 bedrooms. 4 bathrooms. Rented furnished. Available for school year and summer weeks. Please contact ewodemijolla@aol.com. NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail pvtod@aol.com. 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. Vacation House Rental: Block Island, R.I. 4 BR house and 2 BR apartment rental. Ocean views and close to downtown. Call for availability. 781-378-1486.

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Math Tutor Duxbury High School senior available for math tutoring after school or weekends. 781-248-3149. High School/College Students Weekly lawn care, plantings mulch, trimming, Spring - Fall cleanups. Reasonable rates. Call 781-294-4776. Summer Babysitter Available Mature, responsible, college junior seeking full time summer babysitting position. Own transportation and lots of experience. Call Meghan, 339-832-2275. 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. 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. 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. Gerard Connolly Construction Roofing, siding, replacement windows. Licensed and insured, free estimates. Call Gerry, 781-934-2642 or cell: 617-584-9183. Tree Pruning & Removal Deschenes Tree Service. Over 20 years experience, UMass degrees in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. Free estimates. Call 781-733-0429.

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Kleer Vu Window Cleaning Local, family-owned and operated. Residential and commercial window cleaning, power washing, glazing, repair windows and doors, clean chandeliers, light fixtures, and gutters. References, free estimates, fully insured, competitive rates. Call 781-585-2970 - all calls returned. Babysitter/Nanny Available Experienced babysitter/nanny looking for single or multiple families to share child care. Available days, nights and weekends, own transportation. CPR certified. Please call Jennifer, 508-813-3071. 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. The Paint Saint Professional interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, power washing and window washing. Best prices and service always with a smile. Will paint your home like it was our own. Call Andrew for your free estimate. 781-264-3628. Lawn Mowing Reliable professional adult seeking additional income. Reasonable rates and reliable service. Call for a free estimate. Not a landscape company. (781) 608-7357. Summer Tennis Lessons Former DHS tennis captain with 5 years’ teaching experience would love to teach you/your kids how to play tennis this summer! Works with players of all abilities/ages, in group or private lessons. Call Emily at 339-788-1384. Certified Nurses Aide Will help care for your loved one in their home. Experienced in special needs. Reliable and competent in sole\charge nursing. Available week-ends and overnights also. References available. Hours and rates negotiable. Please call 1-978-793-1382.

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Babysitter Mature and reliable college sophomore looking for a babysitting job from May to August. Available M-F and weekends if needed. Call Michelle, 339-832-0146. Concrete Work Driveways, pool patios, floors, walkways, water-proofing, and general repair work. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call John at 781-447-9913 or 508826-5907. Snug Harbor Detailing Mobile auto & boat detailing service. Now a division of Jesse's Marine in Plymouth. Schedule your auto or boat and receive a free auto ozone purification or 10% off a boat detailing. Insured and competitive pricing. Call 617-571-3679. Seasonal Lawn Mowing May Landscape has made many upgrades; commercial mowers and other equipment. We offer the lowest prices in the area and will offer 25% off your current provider’s price. Visit www.maylandscape.com or call Scott May, 617-966-5875. Babysitter Experienced, responsible 21 year old female looking to babysit/nanny this summer. Has transportation and references. Call Chrissy, 781-264-8015. Handyman Services Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, small electric and plumbing jobs. Installing storm doors, windows, decks, home repairs. Completing to do lists. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548 or 508-224-9036 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. Tennis Anyone? Private, semi-private, group lessons. Experienced college student/instructor. Boys DHS tennis captain, Division I semi-finalist. Flexible hours and rates. Available beginning May 2. Call Stefan, 781-452-7188. Expert Tutor 2009 SAT/PSAT preparation: Individual and/or small group study/practice for reading comprehension, critical thinking, and persuasive essay writing skills development. Also, MCAS, ACT, and AP History and English tutorials, including college essay and research paper set-up and completion. Maurice B. Conway, Ph.D., 781-834-8790. Have Truck! College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn. 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449.

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Kleer Vu Cleaning Services Local family-owned and operated, we specialize in residential cleaning. Experienced, professional, honest, and reliable. If you want attention to detail, you want to call us! References, free estimates, fully insured, competitive rates. Call Tina, 781-585-2970. Start Your Spring Right Residential window cleaning. Lowest price guaranteed. $4.50/window to start. Let a trusted and reliable firefighter wash your windows. Awesome gift idea. All calls returned same day. Don’t wait, call me now, 781-799-4865. Free estimates. The Lady Gardener How do your shrubs look? Do they need a trim or a shearing? Hand pruning is my specialty. Shrubs need fertilizing in the spring. Call for help with your spring cleanup or any gardening projects. $20/hour. 781-293-9240. Housekeeping in Duxbury Residential. Spring, summer opening cleanings. Safe, secure, reliable. I will fulfill your cleaning needs by the job, not by the hour. Your home will look great and smell terrific! Excellent Duxbury references provided. Call Cindy, 508-574-8330.

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Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A local service. Windows start at $5 each. Also, repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install gutter screens. Also, repair window and door screens. (A great gift idea!) I answer my phone. Cell 508-523-9927. Piano/Keyboard Lessons There’s no better time than today! Just for fun or improve your skills. Theory, rhythm - great foundation for other instruments. BA. All ages. 20+ years experience. House calls. Linda Robinson, 781-789-6140. Summer Nanny 14 years babysitting experience with children of all ages. Have Masters in Elementary Ed, and have worked with grades K-5. Looking to nanny (part or full-time) during the summer months. Own car and references. Call 781-291-9259. Boat Detailing Bottom painting, compound & waxing, washing, and teak work all done at your location. Shattuck Dockside Detailing. Call 508-833-0211. We come to you and provide professional boat detailing services. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Call Debbie, MC/VISA accepted. 781-585-8043. 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. Electrician Is your home up to code? “Make safety your first priority.” Free safety inspections, free estimates. Residential/commercial. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Gordon Electric. Lic. #11865-B. Call 339-933-1974. Leaf and Lawn Landscaping 20 years of quality service at affordable prices. Spring cleanups, mowing, mulching and more. Please call Bob, 508-846-2621. All calls returned. Home & Office Cleaning Affordable home and office cleaning. NO job too small, 15 years experience cleaning on the south shore. Reasonable rates and free estimates! Let us do your dirty work! call 781-754-0322. C&M Painting Duxbury Interior painting. No job too small. Call Conor, 781-834-9709. Experienced Nanny Duxbury mom available for child care days, evenings, weekends and overnights. Excellent references available. Please call 617-909-5316 (cell) or 781-837-6820. Nanny/Babysitting College student available to care for and entertain your children May 25th thru the end of August. Contact Erin, 781-934-2533.

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. Spring Clean-Ups May Landscape is still offering the lowest prices in the area for all your landscape needs! Visit www.maylandscape.com or call Scott May, 617-966-5875.
Expert Stump Grinding 40 years experience. 12” below grade. Stump cutting specialist. Free estimates. Call 781-826-4774 or cell phone 617-694-7233.

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Fishing Charters Outstanding, half-day, fishing charters for striped bass and blues. Fly fishing, light tackle, & bait trips. All tackle provided. Celebrating our tenth season chartering the Massachusetts coast. Capt. David Bitters, U.S.C.G. Licensed. BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 366, Duxbury, 02331. 781-934-2838 www.baymenoutfitters.com Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. At Home Babysitting Duxbury mom (23 years experience) available to babysit daily or weekly, mornings or afternoons. Drive to or from preschool, activities etc. Please call Sandy, 781-635-8103 or at home 781-934-5440. References available.

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Summer Nanny 21 year old Occupational Therapy student interested in pediatrics. Available May ‘til Labor Day. Currently teacher's aide at a preschool, 10 years babysitting experience, and love children. Drive reliable vehicle. Great references. Call Kelsey 781-789-6930. Clarke Construction Co. Roofing, siding, framing, decks, doors, windows, kitchens and baths, hardwood, tile and linoleum, custom carpentry, stairs moldings, etc. Full service home improvement contractor. Licensed and insured, HIC#148350. Call today for free estimate, 617-678-9313. Lawn Mowing Prompt professional service, attention to detail. We clean up leaves, trim trees, and bushes. Weekly cuttings are available on Friday, or every other week . Call Steven Shaevel, 508-889-1198. Window & Gutter Cleaning A pair of full-time firefighters, part-time window washers will professionally clean windows, storms, screens, and sills $5. and up. Free estimates. French Connection Window Cleaning Co. Chris 781-826-0958. O’Grady Landscape Now scheduling spring cleanups, full lawn maintenance programs, dethatching, spring lime, overseeding, shrub trimming and pruning, lawn mowing and trimming, mulch and edging, gutter cleaning, plantings, stone renovation. Call for free estimate 781-447-3757.

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Pet Sitting/Dog Walking Reliable and loving pet sitter/dog walker. Over eight years experience in Duxbury. References available. Please call 781-733-4327. The Write Stuff Do writing assignments lead to frustration and procrastination for your child? Would you like him to be able to write with confidence and ease? Private individualized instruction in writing will strengthen your child’s skill set and raise his overall achievement in school. For more info, call 781-834-3340. 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. Professional Tutor Is your child struggling in school? Hire an experienced tutor to help your child achieve academic success. MA certified educator. Specializes in middle school children. Reasonable rates. References available. Call 774-454-6005. Landscape Services Working too much? Kids keeping you busy? It's hard to keep your yard looking good. I know what its like, I can help! I'll provide yard clean up, mowing, raking, mulching, edging. Free estimates. Call Mike at 781-307-3204. 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

Planes, Train & Automobiles

2004 Pursuit 2270 Center console. Low hours, T-Top, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke, color fishfinder, GPS, live bait well, brand new aluminum Venture tandem trailer with disc brakes. $38,500. Call George, 781-603-5640.

1989 Catalina 27 18 hp inboard, wing keel with 3.5' draft. Much much more. $20,000. For more info, go to www.sailboatlistings.com/view/1 0329 or call 781- 585-8041.

1996 Saab 9000 CS 4 Cyl. 2.3L Turbo, automatic, 144K miles, leather interior. Power seats/windows/locks, A/C, cruise control, new battery. Good condition. Great student car! $2585 or b/o. Call Peter, 781-934-0055.

Question 1 Match the city with the country: Rabat, Tripoli, Pretoria, Nairobi … South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Libya. Question 2
What does ACLU stand for?

Question 3 Who was the first U.S. President to die in office?

Eldercare Registered Nurse I’ll care for your family member with love and dignity. Experienced in dealing with Alzheimer’s or people in need of rehab services. I live locally and have excellent references. Very reasonable rates. 781-585-8005 / 781-223-5239 (cell). 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: ggap792@aol.com Advanced Landscaping Landscape services include: Pristine lawn maintenance, Immaculate Spring Cleanups, Chainsaw work and brush disposal, Pruning and hedge trimming, Contoured edging, Mulch and stone, organic and chemical fertilizing, and compost top-dressing. Dependable and professional service, excellent communication, and competitive prices, all with a smile! Call Paul and ask about our all-inclusive seasonal maintenance program. Fully insured, free estimates. 617-877-7524

Dump Runs Specializing in cleanouts of basements, garages, attics, yard debris, and odds and ends. We also specialize in carpentry, painting, gutter work, and window washing. Best prices, free estimates. Please call or leave a message for Mike, 781-789-3612. Furniture Repair From family heirlooms to Ethan Allen ... tables, chairs, cabinets, bookcases to kitchen cabinets. If it is broken - we can fix it. Call Ken, 781-585-7541. Cash For Your Notes Private individual is interested in buying all kinds of notes mortgage, auto, motorcycle, etc. Call 781-585-2132. SPD Funding, www.cash4cashflows. com/sdevaux. Summer Babysitting Current school teacher and recent college graduate looking for summer babysitting job. Please call 781-837-4098. Window And Gutter Cleaning Let local firefighters brighten your day! Residential and storefront. Pressure washing - house, patio, deck, etc. Spring clean up. Free gutter cleaning with every full house window job. Reasonable rates. References available. Fully insured. Keith McWalter. 781-340-5183 or cell-781-690-2000.

2000 Cadillac Seville STS Touring edition. Two owners. Florida car. 78,000 miles. Excellent condition. Five months extended warranty remaining (AAA). 20-24 mpg. Original sticker price, $52,682. Detailed 100% on April 6, 2009. See it in Duxbury. $7300. 781-424-5821.

Question 4 What is polytheism? Question 5 Step up to the plate and see What is the second largest city in England? how you stack up. Answers elsewhere in classifieds

2006 Jeep Liberty Mint condition. Inferno red. Limited edition. All factory options. 30K miles, leather, moonroof, etc. Great price at $13,600 or best offer. Call 781-934-2037 or 617-240-3181.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition. Fully loaded, including tow pkg., heated seats, 10-disc CD, moonroof. Dark metallic gray w/dark leather interior. V8 with 78.7K miles. One owner. Great condition. $11K. For more information, call 781-424-5834.

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Planes, Train & Automobiles
10’ Pram With Trailer 1993 10’ white fiberglass Blue Fin dinghy with trailer. $1090 or best offer. Call 781-585-4648.

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The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on May 14, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the application of Duxbury Estates for an amendment to a special permit #08-03 under Articles 400, 700 and 900, Sections 704 and 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at Carriage Lane, off Summer Street, Parcel No. 090-013-000 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 25.98 acres, zoned for Residential Compatibility, Planned Development 1 and Aquifer Protection Overlay District and is owned by Giacchetto Duxbury, LLC, 55 North Road, Suite 220, Bedford, MA 01730. The applicant is requesting approval of a modification to a Special Permit to change four duplex buildings to eight single buildings including location of said units. 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: 4/29/09-05/06/09 Case#09-04

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The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on May 14, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. to consider the application of Paula and Matthew Dacey for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 404, 404.8, 404.9 and 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 1053 Tremont Street, Parcel No. 180-002-002 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 40,000 sq. ft , is zoned for Residential Compatibility, Wetlands Protection and is owned by Paula and Matthew Dacey, 1053 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to construct a new single family dwelling in Wetlands Protection District. A Special Permit is required. Also, applicant must subdivide the lot with ANR from the Planning Board. 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. 04/29/09–05/06/09 Case #09-05

2008 Carmate Trailer Brand new - never used. Carmate enclosed 6’x12’ cargo trailer. Single torflex axle, spring assisted ramp, vent, electrical outlet, LED lighting, jackstands, radial tires. Great for landscapers, builders, toy haulers. Kingston. $3900. Greg, 339-832-1986.

2000 Mazda Millenia S Millenium Edition. 6-cyl., power everything. 127K miles, 18-22 mpg. Great driving car. Good condition. New tires, brakes, timing belt. All records. Small dent in trunk lid, CD changer needs repair. Kelly value approx. $4900, selling for $4300. 781-585-8886.

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Inflatable For Sale 2008 West Marine inflatable boat. Ridged bottom. Length 10’2”, beam 4’11”. 4 person capacity. Well maintained, very good condition. $500 firm. Call Capt. Roger Jarvis, 781-582-2160. 2002 Chevy Trailblazer 92,000 miles. 4WD. New brakes, new battery, new sticker. Excellent condition. All power. CD, A/C. Tow package. $7800 or best offer. Call John, 617-827-3984 (cell) or 781-934-9138 (home).

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fully loaded, including leather interior, 10-disc CD, sunroof, power everything, 140K miles. Good condition. Kelly value approx. $5900, selling for $5500. 781-834-6431.

2004 Infiniti G35X Fully loaded, Bose radio, sunroof, heated seats, AWD. 56K miles, very good condition. Navy blue w/ black leather interior. $15,000. Call 617-697-1079 after 5pm.

2001 Chrysler Minivan Town and Country model. In excellent condition, despite the mileage of 192,000. All power, A/C, heated seats. Has January 2009 inspection sticker. $2500 or best offer. Call Debbie, 617-429-9955. Selling your car or boat? For less than the cost of a tank of gas you can reach more than 10,000 potential buyers in the Clipper.Classifieds. To place your ad call 781-934-2811 or visit us on the web at www.duxburyclipper.com.

2008 Smart Car Cabriolet 7,800 miles perfect condition. Silver with black interior. $17,500. OR 2009 Smart car cabriolet, 100 miles. Silver w/ red interior. $20,900. Full warranties on both. Call 781-934-0531.

The Duxbury Conservation Commission will hold a Public Meeting in the Mural Meeting Room, Lower Level, Town Hall, under the Town of Duxbury Wetlands Bylaw, Chapter 9 and Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL, Ch. 131, Section 40, on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2009 at 7:15 p.m. on the request of Doug and Kim Allen to determine the applicability of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Town of Duxbury Wetlands Bylaw relative to a project described in a Request for Determination filed with the Conservation Commission on April 22, 2009. Said project is the removal of trees for safety reasons and is located at 234 Washington Street, lot 192-813-103 of the Duxbury Assessors Map. JOSEPH MESSINA Chairman

88 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L 6-cyl 5-spd manual 1988 Wrangler 4x4. Green w/tan. Three tops. 149k. Lots of updates. $2200. 781-834-2066, Chris.

The Duxbury Conservation Commission will hold a Public Meeting in the Mural Meeting Room, Lower Level, Town Hall, under the Town of Duxbury Wetlands Bylaw, Chapter 9 and Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL, Ch. 131, Section 40, on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2009 at 7:25 p.m. on the request of Kerin and Louis Caieiro to determine the applicability of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Town of Duxbury Wetlands Bylaw relative to a project described in a Request for Determination filed with the Conservation Commission on April 23, 2009. Said project is the installation of an above-ground pool and shed and is located at 70 Cranberry Drive, lot 030-954-010 of the Duxbury Assessors Map. JOSEPH MESSINA Chairman

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To: Frances M. Lynch and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as amended. Cambridge Trust Company claiming to be the holder of a mortgage covering real property situated in Duxbury

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in said County of Plymouth on Cedar Street and numbered 28, given by Frances M. Lynch to Cambridge Trust Company dated November 24, 1998 and recorded with Plymouth County Deeds, Book 16923, Page 309 and also a confirmatory mortgage dated December 23, 1998, and recorded at said Registry

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in Book 16980, Page 346 has filed with said court a complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the following manner, to wit: by entry and possession and by the exercise of a power of sale contained in said mortgage. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief

Act and amendments thereto and you object to the foreclosure of said mortgage, you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Plymouth on or before June 1, 2009, or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure made under such authority is invalid under

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said act. Witness, Barbara J. Rouse, Chief Justice of our Superior Court, the 17th day of April in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Nine. Attest: Robert W. Creedon, Jr. Clerk of Courts





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As the real estate market changes, so do the companies that successfully list and sell real estate.

What makes a home sell? Exposure and Price. The Sobran Group is a marketing company selling real estate.

“I received your marketing letter last month in regard to potential buyers for homes in the Liberty Pole section of Hingham. We have been considering a move. Although we have not made a final decision as of yet, we would be interested in your analysis. I was considering your company even before I received this letter, as I have viewed some listings on your website and I am very impressed with your use of technology in listing properties. It’s amazing how other firms haven’t grasped technology the same way, seeing that more time is spent viewing homes online than in person...especially for the preliminary screening.” - M.O., Hingham

The Sobran Group doesn’t just list homes, we sell homes.

“Most welcome on all fronts - your “competition” pales in comparison to your follow-up, energy, and preparedness...” L.C., Duxbury


The Sobran Group 82 North St. Hingham, Ma. 781.749.3311


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