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Mark DeLuca reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Selectmen Monday, ending his ten-year tenure as Duxbury police chief. Lt. Lewis “Chip” Chubb was appointed interim police chief on Tuesday. The buyout was original reported as $240,000, but according to Town Counsel Robert Troy the final figure will be lower. The agreement was reached during a two-hourplus closed door selectmen’s meeting Monday night, which at one point was adjourned and moved to a different building after selectmen learned their private conversations were inBy susanna sheehan & Justin GraeBer, Clipper staff

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be factored in, according to his contract. Even before selectmen shut the doors for their executive session around 7 p.m., the discord among board members was apparent. With a crowd gathering outside the Mural Room at Duxbury Town Hall, selectmen initially announced the open portion of the meeting was cancelled and then debated whether or not to go into

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executive session. Selectman Christopher Donato was critical of the process, saying, “This is just more of the same. I am sick of running from this issue.” Donato was also critical of Town Manager Richard MacDonald and said DeLuca was not the only town employee to be “mistreated.” He was cut of by Selectcontinued on page 12

Mark DeLuca reached a tentative settlement with the town Monday night.

Lt. Lewis “Chip” Chubb has been named interim Duxbury police chief.

Winter Street roundabout Tarkiln gets boost Friends group formed to help plan met with optimism renovate historic building
Plans for a new roundabout at the intersection of Winter Street and Kingstown Way were met with tentative approval from residents at a public hearing Tuesday night. The Massachusetts Highway Department first presented the idea for a roundabout to the Board of Selectmen in December. “This is one of our most dangerous intersections and has been for a long time,” said Highway Safety Committee Joseph Shea at the time.
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final severance figure will be based on a formula encompassing a number of things, including the chief’s ten years of service and a series of releases and waivers he will be required to execute. His unused vacation time will also

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As the former Tarkiln school moves closer to becoming a community center, a booster group has been founded to help raise money for the building’s renovation. Tag Carpenter, who is chairman of the Tarkiln Study Committee, will also serve as the vice chairman of the Friends of Tarkiln. Carpenter said the building hasn’t had an organization in several years, since the last trustee, Jack Williams, was dismissed by the selectmen

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as the building was shuttered. The study group cannot directly raise funds as an official town committee. “Since the old days with the neighborhood association and the trustees, there hasn’t been an organization there,” Carpenter said. “There hasn’t been an entity minding the store, if you will.” He said the friends group has hit the ground running, organizing a Pumpkin Sale at Tarkiln on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. and making an in-kind donation, offering to have a
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Duxbury Senior Center receives accreditation
uxbury Senior Center has been awarded national accreditation through the National Institute of Senior Centers. The Senior Center is the tenth in Massachusetts to become nationally accredited and is the 173rd in the country that has achieved this status. “Our senior center has completed a rigorous process of an agency self-assessment review by a trained peer reviewer,” said Joanne Moore, Senior Center director. “Out of the 15,000 senior centers across the country only 175 are accredited.” The accreditation process is a quality assurance program that examines nine different standards and required community involvement in the self assessment process. Those reviewed standards include: Community, administration, records and reports, fiscal management, governance, evaluation, facility, purpose and planning. An agency must receive a 75 percent minimum score in each standard to be accredited. “Our Board of Directors


and staff were greatly involved in the self-assessment process in serving as chairs of each standard committee, noted Moore. “We invited leaders in the community with specific expertise to sit on each committee. They were scheduled to meet and go through self-assessment worksheets and examine policies, budgets, files, operations, procedures and our facility. They made recommendations that have been reviewed and adopted in many cases. We began the process in January 2008 and completed the 328 -page self-assessment manual in March 2009. Dianne Stone from the Newington Disabled and Senior Center came to Duxbury on June 22 to review the selfassessment manual, interview staff and board members as well as participants and community members. “Being nationally accredited is quite an accomplishment,” said Moore. “It makes a significant statement to our staff, board, participants, community and funders that we offer quality programs and provide them in a com-

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private contractor perform asbestos removal on the building. Carpenter was to make the announcement of the donation at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, but the meeting’s regular agenda was canceled in favor of an executive session. He estimated the cost of the asbestos removal to the town at about $12,000. Carpenter said the Friends of Tarkiln Committee is composed of neighbors, former users of the building and historically-inclined folks. The group has been meeting at the Senior Center every couple of weeks on Wednesday nights. “There’s a need for it ... to carry on that tradition of community engagement at the Tarklin center,” he said. Outside of the fundraising arena, construction on the Tarkiln building is moving forward. Since Town Meeting approved the use of Community Preservation Act funds to restore the building earlier this year, two requests for proposals have been sent out, one to repair the roof and one to rebuild the septic system. Both projects have been awarded, Carpenter said, and both came in below their original esti-

In addition to the friends group being formed, renovations at the building are moving along. Contracts have been signed for roof repairs and for the installation of a septic system, and construction is expected to begin at the end of October.

mates. Carpenter said some work has already been done on the former school’s chimney, but construction won’t begin in earnest until the end of October. In terms of the septic system, work involves digging up the front yard and the Tarkiln Committee doesn’t want to do that until the Duxbury Farmers Market has closed for the season. The next big project for the building is interior renovation and ADA compliance work. The Tarklin Committee

is working with the architect who drew up the original plans for a larger $1 million renovation project that was eventually voted down. “It’s a different project now,” said Carpenter. He said it will take about six weeks to update the plans, then the project will be bid, which will take another six weeks. He anticipates the building will be open and available to residents and community groups before Memorial Day.

Cemetery cleanup to begin
It’s that time of year when the Cemetery Department begins clearing the grounds of leaves. Fall cleanup will begin shortly and along with that is a reminder to families that the Cemetery Department will not be responsible for any memorabilia left at the graves that may inadvertently be blown from your lot. So please take the time to visit and remove any such items you wish to keep.

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Standing before the oil selection in the grocery store can feel overwhelming. Scientific words beginning with “mono”, “poly” and “trans” swirl and blend with catch phrases about heat points, flavor profiles and heart health values. Prices vary, labels beckon, and your recipe calls for a mysterious oil with the perky name of EVOO. What to do? Which to choose? Below is a list of common oils and some suggestions on how to use them. Do remember that no matter which oil you choose, even the healthier oils contain fat grams and calories and shouldn’t be over used. Olive oil: Popular with both nutritionists and cooks, olive oil is preferred for its health benefits and flavor. Olive oil is available in extra virgin (perkily nicknamed EVOO by Rachel Ray), virgin or regular. Simply put: virgin has the strongest flavor and is best for salads, dipping and anything where the peppery, buttery flavor can be highlighted. It’s a little more expensive, but worth the extra dollar for the extra quality. Regular olive oil is ideal for medium heat cooking and is less expensive than virgin olive TO HONOR THE VETS: War Memorial Committee Chairman Joseph Shea talks to a DPA worker as oil. construction begins this week on the World War I monument in front of Town Hall. To buy an engraved Canola oil: Least amount of saturated fat of all the oils brick. make a $200 check payable to Duxbury War Memorial Fund and mail it to P.O. box 2775, and rich with Omega 3. An excellent all-purpose oil. Great for Duxbury, MA 02331. cooking and salad dressings. For many cooks, canola is the preferred oil. When making a salad dressing that uses lots of Public Fresh Kitchen herbs and interesting flavors, choose canola oil over olive oil Swordfish Cooked Parking Open Steaks Shrimp ss Fish acroet as the canola oil has a milder flavor. Good for medium heat stre cooking. Peanut oil: Good for cooking because it doesn’t absorb or transfer flavors and can handle a high heat. Cod Vegetable oil: A blend of oils often based with corn, Take palm, soybean or sunflower oil. Its mixed origin is worrisome. Out Choose canola, olive or peanut oil whenever possible. ter All Duxbury Girl Scout Avocado oil: Low in saturated fat, avocado oil has a light Lobs leaders will meet at the Girl flavor and is a nice substitute for olive oil or canola oil when House on Wednesday, 12:37 PM Page 1 Scout 6/15/09 making a salad dressing. almon Oct. 7 from 7:30-9 p.m. Lead- S Seafood Coconut oil: One of the bad fats and not generally used ers will be deciding on Service in cooking. However, here’s a beauty tip: liquefy a bit of Unit activities for the girls for solid coconut oil by scooping out a spoonful and placing it in the upcoming year, including 315 Court Street a bowl or dish. Place the bowl in a separate bowl of hot water service projects. (Rt. 3A across from Ernie’s) Plymouth to melt the oil. Spread the liquefied coconut oil on your dry skin. It is non-greasy, smooth and free of chemicals – a perfect moisturizer for your skin! Hydrogenated oils: Demon hybrid blamed for the obesity epidemic and a myriad of health problems in the United States. Read labels carefully. Other names for hydrogenated oils are: partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats, shortened fat and shortened oil. Solid fats: It’s all been said before, but avoid Crisco, lard, solid margarines, shortening and vegetable shortening; they are “I no longer spend money on guaranteed to clog your arteries.
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Families are invited to come find the perfect Halloween pumpkin at the Friends of Tarkiln Pumpkin Sale on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Tarkiln Community Center, Route 53, Duxbury, rain or shine. Buy a pumpkin and support a worthy cause. Plus, buy a cord of firewood for the winter and have it delivered for free. Also for sale will be new Friend of Tarkiln logo T-shirts and sweatshirts. All proceeds will go the restoration of the historic Tarkiln Twin Schoolhouses, which were recently named to the National Register of Historic Places by the federal government. The pumpkin sale is sponsored by the Friends of Tarkiln, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and maintaining Tarkiln as an accessible, affordable public meeting place.

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Sam Kalil is bringing an artistic touch to home building. In the business for many years, Kalil, the owner of Fine Home Renovation, has only recently begun blending his lifelong love of art with the business of shingling homes. Years ago, in Scituate Kalil saw a Canada Goose design in the shingles on the side of a house. He wanted to try the technique himself. He eventually built a Bluefish pattern into the side of his home along the Bluefish River in Duxbury. Later, while working on another home, the homeowner asked him to place a striped bass design in the shingles.
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Share our joy and jubilation; join our 10-year poetry celebration. The Duxbury Free Library Poetry Circle presents Poetry Pa-Looza, an extended week of poetry and fun showcasing the beauty, whimsy and relevance of poetry. The events include: A Pocketful of Poetry on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 4:15 p.m. (for children in grades two and three pre-registration required); Slammin’ With Poetry for children in grades four and five on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2:15-3 p.m.; an evening poetry writing workshop for adults with Bill Alberti, also on Oct. 7 (pre-registration required); a Poetry Circle Pot-Luck on Thursday, Oct. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. – bring a favorite dish and a favorite poem to share. The highlight

of our celebration is a reading and presentation by Marge Piercy, celebrated novelist and poet on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be required for this event. For more information, visit, pick up a flyer when you visit the library, or call 781-934-2721 x108.

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High atop Captain’s Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument. This 116-foot granite shaft is crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. On Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Myles Standish Monument will be open for visitors to climb and explore. Take the 125 step journey to the top and, if it’s a clear day, you can enjoy a panoramic scenic vista of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as a stunning view of peak foliage. For all ages. Rain or shine. Myles Standish Monument State Reservation is located off of Crescent Street in Duxbury. For more 9/8/09 1:58 PM Page 09DF005_clipper_open_7.9x10:09DF005 information, call Amy at 508-272-9376.

In order to be considered for a Duxbury Cultural Council grant, applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Thursday, Oct. 15, to Duxbury Cultural Council, Selectmen’s Office, 878 Tremont Street, Duxbury, 02332-4499. Application forms are available at the Selectmen’s Office and in the reference department of the Duxbury Free Library. The council has received a $4,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Further information is available at the town offices by calling 781-934-1100.


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➢ Kristyn Roth (DHS ‘06) has been named to the dean’s list at Boston College for the spring 2009 semester. ➢ Georgia Blatterman, a sixyear breast cancer survivor and Faulkner-Sagoff Centre patient, shares the J. Lohr wine she generously donated to the center’s Runway Gala with co-chair Sandy Joseph of Wellesley. The gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Boston’s Intercontinental Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets now on sale: $500 per person; call 617-424-4358 or visit RUNWAY.html for more information.


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Help wanted for Alden haunted house

The Alden House will once again host spirits from the past and spectators from the present at its eighth annual Haunted House and Trail. The family-friendly community event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6–9 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets go on sale at 5:45 p.m. Parking and cider are free. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The Alden House is located at 105 Alden St. Volunteers are still being sought to decorate a room, interpret a spirit of an Alden (dress up in costume), act as a guide or help out with ticket sales and crowd control. For further information, contact Karen at 781-934-9092 or e-mail

On Sept. 18, Red Sox Kid Nation Captain Ben Brandeis of Duxbury, delivered 100 back-to-school backpacks to the Old Colony YMCA in Plymouth. Brandeis was joined by representatives from the Boston Red Sox, Red Sox Foundation and HP Hood, which is the presenting sponsor of Kid Nation.

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men Chairwoman Betsy Sullivan, who warned that he was “getting into dangerous territory.” “I think you’re demonstrating why we need to cancel the meeting,” she said. “You seem to be pretty exercised about this.” Donato shot back that DeLuca’s livelihood was at stake. “You’re talking about someone’s life,” he said. “People get exercised when you’re talking about someone’s career and dragging them through the mud.” Troy said there had been a misunderstanding because he had recommended the selectmen cancel their executive session and not the entire meeting. Troy suggested that selectmen postpone the executive session, but board members went forward anyway.

Selectman Jon Witten said if the meeting was postponed he would be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. Following a brief debate, Selectmen voted to go into executive session and were joined by DeLuca and his attorney, Gerard McAuliffe. The audio portion of the their conversation was broadcast on Channel 15 for approximately 20 minutes until board members were alerted and moved to the old town hall. During the executive session board members were heard to discuss a potential severance package for DeLuca of $240,000. Witten questioned if the amount was a good use of taxpayer money and if the situation was really at the point of no return. “I want to know whether this contract situation can’t be fixed,” he said. MacDonald said he would

“I don’t think it’s been satisfactorily resolved. I voted in favor of working out an agreement because I didn’t have the votes to remove the town manager, because that was the only alternative I saw to keeping the chief.” – Selectman Chris Donato not comment further on the matter, and Troy said he recommended the board take action. “I think ... sometimes everyone needs to move on,” Troy said. Also discussed later during the executive session were cryptic references to unspecified allegations against DeLuca. Donato said Tuesday he learned over the weekend that “statements were made under oath” regarding allegations against DeLuca. However, he said he was not privy to any of the specifics. He did say, however, that as part of the settlement those allegations “would disappear.” During the open session of the meeting, Troy said that “Because of today’s events it might be a good idea to cancel the meeting ... simply for the advantages of time.” He did not at the time elaborate as to what those events might be. During the broadcast potion of the executive session, Troy elaborated. “People have made statements that quite frankly, impose on the municipality a duty to investigate whether those statements are affirmed or not affirmed,” he said. “That has to be ferreted out and that’s comment on this issue. Witten referred all questions to Troy. Troy said that pending the finalizing of the agreement, the matter is closed. “The board took a vote and we have successfully resolved all of the issues that relate to the police chief’s contract and to the town’s declination to renew the contract,” he said after Monday’s meeting. “The police chief and the town have agreed to resolve all the issues relating to that, and part of it is that the police chief has agreed

Sullivan said she could not legally comment on the discussion during the closed-door session because it must remain confidential. However, she was glad the issue had been resolved. “We’ve come to a mutual agreement,” said Sullivan. “The chief has decided to move on to pursue other opportunities and we wish him well.” “I’m happy that this has reached a conclusion,” Sullivan added. “The most upsetting part to me is the fact that we seemed to have abandoned our practice of problem solving and it became whoever has the loudest voice wins. That is not how we solve problems and do business. We’ve always been proud of the fact that we can disagree without being disagreeable. I’m thrilled it’s behind us and I hope we can work on repairing that rela-

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“The most upsetting part to me is the fact that we seemed to have abandoned our practice of problem solving and it became whoever has the loudest voice wins. That is not how we solve problems and do business.” – Selectman Betsy Sullivan to acquiesce to the town manager’s decision not to renew the contract. The matter is now closed.” Per his contract, DeLuca is entitled to payment on a per diem for all accrued but unused vacation leave, calculated as of the date of retirement or resignation and paid within 30 days tionship and return to how we do business.” Donato said that while he voted for the settlement with the chief, he did not feel it was a satisfactory outcome. “I don’t think it’s been satisfactorily resolved,” Donato said. “I voted in favor of working out an agreement because I didn’t have the votes to remove the town manager, because that was the only alternative I saw to keeping the chief.” Donato said that during the executive session, he made a motion to fire MacDonald. “We’re talking about removing the wrong person,” said Donato. “There was no just cause established for removing the chief, but, in my eyes, there is just cause to remove the town manager. I did not have the support of the other two selectmen.” Donato added that he is upset the town says it doesn’t have the money to fund retroactive raises for unions with which it is negotiating, however, it can find the money for the agreement with the chief. Troy praised the board for coming together on the agreement, noting the vote was unanimous. “I give the selectmen a great deal of credit for coming together. We had a seemingly intractable situation ... The issue had to be dealt with.”

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“People have made statements that quite frankly, impose on the municipality a duty to investigate whether those statements are affirmed or not affirmed. That has to be ferreted out and that’s going to be a lengthy period of time.” –Town Counsel Robert Troy going to be a lengthy period of time.” After the meeting, Troy declined to comment publicly, saying that he was not involved in any statements and was merely referring to them as a procedural matter. Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Betsy Sullivan also declined to thereafter. DeLuca has worked for the town for 10 years. “We’re talking about a significant number, regardless of what we negotiated last night,” Troy said on Tuesday. DeLuca’s contract was not negotiated by Troy, but by the town’s labor attorney Fred DuPere.

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Donato: MacDonald violated Town Manager Act
Selectman Christopher Donato said this week he feels Town Manager Richard MacDonald violated the Town Manager Act and Police Chief Mark DeLuca’s contract by not performing an evaluation of DeLuca over the past three years. However, Donato has been refusing to submit his own evaluation of MacDonald. “My evaluation has been ready since July 31,” he said last week during the selectmen’s meeting. “I want to sit down to discuss it man to man in executive session. I’ve been told to turn over my evaluation and I refuse to do it. I feel the proper way to do it is to sit down face to face.” Donato said Tuesday he submitted his evaluation to the Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Betsy Sullivan last Friday, and is waiting to hear
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If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but were never able to find the time for lessons, you will want to mark down Oct. 28 from 6:30-9 p.m., on your calendar. That’s when Duxbury Before and After Dark has arranged for Peter Dupre to teach his popular “Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults. For more information, or to register for the class, please call Duxbury Before and After Dark at 781-934-7633.

if the rest of the selectmen will take his suggestion and discuss the issue together before finalizing the document. Donato said the town manager evaluations were due at the end of July, and while he finished his assessment on time, he refused to give it to Sullivan because he wanted to discuss the topic in a closeddoor session with the other board members before all opinions were combined into the final evaluation. “The Board of Selectmen was supposed to conduct the evaluation process July 31,” said Donato. “It never occurred. Betsy Sullivan requested my evaluation so all the evaluations could be combined into one. I asked for a copy of the last evaluation and one wasn’t done. I wanted to discuss it in executive session but I was kind of shut out.” Donato said that failing to inform the town manager

of his performance evaluation is in essence rubber-stamping how he manages the town. He said the town manager’s evaluation is not available to the public, but that he would like to make public his evaluation of MacDonald. Last week, MacDonald said publicly he had been advised by the town’s labor attorney not to do an evaluation on DeLuca while the chief was involved in forming a new union in town. Donato said he asked the town’s labor attorney to verify MacDonald’s statement but the lawyer claimed attorney/client privilege.

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Author Griffin to read at library
The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are honored to present rising literary star, Lynne Griffin on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room. Ms. Griffin will read from her debut novel, “Life Without Summer.” The novel deftly weaves together the lives of Tessa, a young mother who has just lost her four-year-old daughter in a hit and run accident outside her preschool, and Celia, the grief counselor who tries to help her put her life back together. A nationally recognized parenting expert, many are familiar with Griffin’s earlier work of non-fiction entitled, “Negotiation Generation.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free tickets are available at the library and the bookshop. Seating is limited, so be sure to obtain your ticket for this very special event. For more information about this program and other upcoming events, call the library at 1-781-934-2721 x125 or visit and follow the Program Notes Link.

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Mass Highway officials hope the roundabout will slow down traffic coming up Kingstown Way from Kingston. The intersection is being redone for safety reasons, rather than traffic congestion.

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On Tuesday, about 15 people were in attendance to hear the updated plans for the intersection. Engineer John Diaz cited some concern regarding traffic congestion at the intersection, but said it wasn’t the reason Mass Highway decided to take this project on. “This project is more of a safety issue,” he said, adding that it was difficult to cross Rte. 53 coming from Winter Street. “There are not a lot of breaks in the traffic to safely make it across.” Diaz said that from 20042006 there were 11 accidents at the intersection. The problem, he said, isn’t so much the number of accidents as the frequency, which is much higher than similar crossings. “We’re looking at this as a traffic calming measure,” he said. Mass Highway did look at placing a traffic signal at the

intersection, and several residents at the hearing asked if this was considered, but Diaz and other representatives said the a signal would be more costly and would require more land taking to create turning lanes. He also said the volume at the intersection doesn’t warrant a signal. The plan for a roundabout –– which is different from a rotary –– is to force cars coming down Kingstown Way to enter the intersection at an angle, slowing them down. Diaz said designers want to bring approach and circular speeds down to 20 mph. He said the intersection would be wide enough to accommodate a tractor trailer. The entire roundabout would have a diameter of 125 feet, and the roadway would be 18 feet wide with a two-foot shoulder and a 10 foot mountable truck apron. There would also be a landscaped center island, 65 feet in diameter.

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There will be some utility relocation and tree removal, and there will have to be some temporary construction easements, said Diaz, although he said for the most part the roundabout will be built in the existing right of way. Residents at the meeting seemed cautiously optimistic about the intersection, although some had questions about how much land would be taken and if their driveways would be blocked. “This has been an inconvenience for a long time,” said Don Christenson. “You can’t cross the street in three minutes, there’s always something coming.” Diaz said that the roundabout would hopefully eliminate long delays for drivers crossing Rte. 53. “The traffic on that intersection’s got to be slowed down,” said Don Sjostedt. Mike Papadopoulos of Mass Highway said the design is expected to be complete by fall of 2010, with construction finishing by the fall of 2011. The project will cost around $900,000 paid for by the state. There will be another hearing when the plans reach a 75 percent complete phase, although no date was announced.

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Kitchen tour tickets available
The ninth annual Cranberry hospice Kitchen Tour will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour features the kitchens of six Duxbury homes; none have been included in previous tours. Tickets are $25 and available at Westwinds Bookshop, The Studio, Casey’s Fine Wine & Spirits or by calling Bonnie Casey at 781-934-4617. Tour goers are also invited to stop during the tour from 3–5 p.m. for a wine tasting at Casey’s Fine Wine & Spirits, 35 Depot Street. Raffle tickets for a dinner for two at SABOR in Plymouth, a full kitchen design by Timeless Design, Cook’s Delight kitchen basket and other prizes are available during the Kitchen Tour or by calling Patti Ryan at 508-830-2465. Raffle tickets are $5 a ticket, or book of ten for $25 All proceeds will benefit Cranberry Hospice. Cranberry Hospice has provided quality hospice care to Duxbury and surrounding communities for 28 years. For information on Cranberry Hospice services and programs, call 508-7460215.

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LUNCH at the Duxbury Senior Center’s Café Ellison . . . Enjoy Chef Peter Dewey’s delectable cuisine. Lunch prices are $5 for Duxbury seniors; $6 for Non-Seniors and Non-Duxbury residents. Lunches open to everyone, Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 12:30 p.m.). Call 781-934-5774, x100 for reservations (required 24 hours in advance). Please call to cancel if you find that you cannot make it, as food is ordered according to the number of reservations made. (Menus subject to change): Thursday, Oct. 8 – Ham & cheese Omelet, ‘tater tots, sliced tomatoes, dessert Friday, Oct. 9 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m.

Free Movie… 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. Feature will be “The Notebook.” Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this drama chronicles an enduring love that withstands both war and disease. It begins in a nursing home, where a man (James Garner) arrives every day armed with a notebook from which he reads stories about a couple, Noah and Allie (played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), to an unresponsive woman (Gena Rowlands). Who are the characters in the book, and why does the stranger insist on reading about them aloud?

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Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Quiche, fresh fruit cup, ice cream sundae

Monday, Oct. 12 – COA closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Macaroni and cheese, Italian sausage, applesauce, dessert Thursday, Oct. 15 – Manicotti, tossed salad, garlic bread, cake Friday, Oct. 16 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m.

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Foreign Movie… 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, featuring “Bread & Tulips.” A cosseted, unhappy housewife (Licia Maglietta) taken for granted by her philandering, self-centered husband (Antonio Catania) finds bella fortuna when she hitchhikes to Venice and starts to construct a new life for herself. Blossoming with her newfound independence, the woman begins a tentative relationship with a lonely, suicidal waiter (Bruno Ganz) that bodes well for both of them. Computer Classes (limited to four)… Oct. 14, 21, 28. Beginner Lessons: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Topics included are understanding windows, using the mouse/keyboard, introduction to the internet; working with files and folders. Intermediate/Advanced Topics: 12-2 p.m. Week 1: Internet/Electronic Mail; Week 2: Creating (typing, formatting, printing) a document in word processing; Week 3: Spreadsheets.

Free Legal Advice… Attorney John McCluskey will be at the Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 9 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. For an appointment, call Julie at x104.

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We will be selling a limited selection of extremely fine tables, chairs and sideboards from the showrooms of: 1. Wayne Pratt Antiques of Woodbury, CT and Nantucket, MA. One of America’s premier antique dealers and a frequent guest on “The Antique Roadshow.” Mr. Pratt died in July of 2007 and these unique pieces are the last of his collection. 2. A large selection of fine furniture from Chelsea Home, formerly of Red Bank, N.J., as well as a limited selection of decorative accessories. 3. Solid handmade furniture from 200 year old cherry wood crafted at Thomas J. Coughlin’s factory in France. There will also be a large selection of wine related items such as hand-lettered antique wine barrels, Guinness advertising art, French balloon paintings and European still life as well as some original carved wood seafood trade signs. Bernhardt Sofas at 65% off and D.R. Dimes Chairs at 50% off. Cash or Check Only. No Credit Cards.

SHINE Informational Presentation… Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Come in to hear from the Regional SHINE Director what their mission for helping seniors in the area of health insurance will be for the coming year.

Free Hearing Screenings… David Totman, Miracle Ear’s licensed specialist, will be at the Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 15. Also, hearing aid batteries may be replaced for the cost of the batteries. Call Julie at x104 for an appointment. Representative Tom Calter will be available from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Senior Center to discuss any issues. Drop by, or for an individual appointment, please call Julie 781-934-5774, x104. In need of a Notary Public? … Lt. Susan James of the Duxbury Police Department is available as a Notary Public at the Senior Center by appointment the third Friday of each month. Her next available date is Friday, Oct. 16. To schedule an appointment with Lt. James, please call Julie at x104.

Living with Art… Monday, Oct. 19. Women Artists 2 – The Twentieth Century. Women artists, capable of the art of creation as well as the creation of art, have historically proven threatening to the male establishment. There are many examples of how she has flourished and failed, been celebrated and crushed, of those who could have the best of both worlds and those who could not. Join us for a new look and a discussion about the women who have made art in the twentieth century.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oktoberfest at DBMS

Photos by Karen Wong

Anna Turley from Depot St. Market serves Jane Robbins and Jackie Colella some savory appetizers. David Philbrick, Zeb Robbins (from Sam Adams) and Elaine Philbrick share some laughs. Robbins recently returned from a trip to Germany and is sporting his Oktoberfest hat.

Event coordinators Molly Smith and Kathryn Trefry are with DBMS Executive Director Chuck Leonard.

Doreen Coggeshall from the Silent Chef serves up some spicy butternut squash soup to Heidi Maitland.

Checking out the raffle table are Russell Clifton, Stephen Constantino and Sheila Pandiscio.

Newcomers to Duxbury, Harrison and Karen Wehner and Anita and Mike Sullivan get to know one another.

Newcomer board member Debby Gayoski sells raffle tickets to Newcomers co-president Megan Lemieux.

Mark and Gina Moitoso moved to Duxbury from Ohio only five weeks ago with their children and are happy to be back in New England.

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Annual Family Halloween Party: On Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2-4 p.m. the Newcomers’ Club will be hosting its Annual Family Halloween Party at the Duxbury Student Union. This event is open to all members of the community. There will be activities, games, crafts and more! Wear your costumes, sweet or scary, and bring a friend. Cost per child is $5 plus a canned good (or $6 without) with a $15 family maximum. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. If interested, contact Ellen Cunningham at 781-837-1802 or eecunningham74@live. com or Jill Huie at 781-837-0990 or jmhuie@ Family Trips and Tix: A number of trips have been arranged for the coming weeks. If you are interested in any of the following events, please contact Madeline Sampson for more information or to RSVP at 781-934-2950 or Act quickly as tickets are limited and often discounted for the group. Oct. 10: Cranberry Harvest in Wareham from 10-4 p.m. Oct. 16: Ringling Brothers Circus “Over the Top” at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7 p.m.

Newcomers’ Club news

Tuxedos needed for DHS
Donate an unwanted or outgrown tuxedo to Duxbury Music Promoters to help DHS musicians. Donators will receive a tax deductible receipt, and the schools can outfit a student at a nominal cost, and the proceeds benefit Duxbury Music. Please dry clean the tuxedo before donating. Contact Karen Inglis at 781-582-2093 or for more information.

$5, adult; $3, child. The house is located at 105 Alden Street. For more information call 781934-9092 or visit

Book Club: The next book club meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. We will discuss “The Help” by Katherine Stockett. A list of each month’s selected books is available at Westwinds Bookstore, the Duxbury Free Library and on duxburynewcomers. com under the Interest Groups and Book Club Section. Newcomers’ members receive a 10 percent Discount at Westwinds Bookshop. For more information about the book club, October’s location, and to RSVP, contact Jen Thorn at 781-585-0864 or November’s book selection will be “A Little Love Story” by Roland Merullo.

Freewheelers: This month we will be making a trip to Bog Hollow Farm in Kingston on Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. We will celebrate fall by enjoying pumpkin picking, a trip to a cranberry bog with cranberries to take home and a hayride. Price is $9 per child and $3 per parent and this includes all activities mentioned above. RSVP by Oct. 16 to Erin Carney at ecarn01@ or call 781-934-0986.

Oct. 24: Haunted House at the Alden House Museum – 6-9 p.m.

Girl Scout meeting
There will be a meeting for all Duxbury Girl Scout leaders at the Girl Scout House tonight, Wed., Oct. 7, from 7:30-9 p.m. We will be deciding on service unit activities for your girls for the up-coming year, including service projects, and want to hear from all of our leaders at each level of Scouting. Catalogs will be available for troops to order Duxbury Girl Scout t-shirts/sweatshirts.

Haunted house: Join us for a Duxbury family tradition at the 8th Annual Alden Haunted House. Meet the Alden family spirits as they return again for the season of All Hallows. Explore the lighted trail through the spooky woods – Spirits will entertain you. This event is on the mild to medium spooky scale. There will be free parking and free hot cider. Donation to the Alden House Historic Site suggested

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The Clydesdales from the Hobby Knoll Farms in Duxbury worked energetically all day long.

The Civil War Drill performed by the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on the wharf was taken in by Peter and Ben McGill.

Kate Ederle and Riley Cordeiro ran the color/paint concession.

Music was performed by the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society all day.

Mary Kate and Siobhan Higgins not only went on the pony ride but got up close to feed him.

Kelsey Nudd and Angela Conner volunteered at the popcorn and cotton candy stand. They did a little sampling to make sure that it was delicious!

DRHS executive director Patrick Browne watches a performance. He, too, is a Reenactor with the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

Paul Kenworthy, head of the Salem Trayned Band, explains his craft.

Olin and Avery Guck wait for the pumpkin hunt to begin.

Michele and Artem Pagliuca take a snack break from the activities.

Fourth Friday Film Series
The Duxbury Free Library announces the start of its annual Fourth Friday Film series. “Frenzy,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock will screen on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, library lower level. Led by James Mandrell, library trustee and professor of film at Brandeis University, the series is designed for the over18 crowd and meets every fourth Friday. Film screenings are preceded and followed by lively discussion led by Prof. Mandrell. Admission is free and refreshments are available. For further information, 781934-2721 x100 or go to www. Oct. 23: Frenzy (UK 1970) dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 116 mins. Hitchcock’s penultimate film and it’s a doozy, with an all-star cast that includes Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw, Clive Swift, Bernard Cribbins, Michael Bates, and Jean Marsh. Quick question: when you set out to throttle someone, how do you match the necktie to the person? Nov. 27: Daytrippers (USA 1996) dir. Greg Mottola. 87 minutes. Rated R. Sometimes even a day trip with family can be a little too much, especially if it lasts for hours. On the other hand, who could resist a trip that included, one way or another, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Pat McNamara, Anne Meara, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, and Campbell Scott? Jan. 22: Far From Heaven (USA 2002) dir. Todd Haynes. 107 mins. PG-13. A meticulous and loving recreation of a 1950s Hollywood melodrama in which the emotional and socio-political undercurrents are allowed free play. Finely calibrated performances by Julianne Moore and Dennis Haysbert allow Dennis Quaid to shine. Feb. 26: Volver (Spain 2006) dir. Pedro Almodóvar. 121 mins. Rated R. Anyone with questions about Penélope Cruz’s talent as an actor will have all the answers after watching this film. Almodóvar treads familiar ground and works with some of his favorite actresses—including Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, and Chus Lampreave—to create a film of genuine emotional resonance. March 26: Songcatcher (USA 2000) dir. Maggie Greenwald. 109 mins. PG-13. Although somewhat anachronistic, the music and Janet McTeer’s pitch-perfect performance more than make up for whatever is less than apt for the period. With Pat Carrol and Aidan Quinn, as well as a surprisingly affecting Emmy Rossum in her first feature film.

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Hedlund to hold office hours
Sen. Robert L. Hedlund will hold office hours at the Duxbury Senior Center, located at10 Mayflower St., on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Any resident with a question or a concern about state government is encouraged to stop by.
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April 23: Ma vie en rose / My Life in Pink (France 1997) dir. Alain Berliner 88 mins. Rated R. A family with a secret that it tries desperately to keep under wraps. Eventually, everything comes out—doesn’t it always?—and everyone has to make a choice about what is important to them and why. A subtle and sweet film with 13year-old Georges Du Fresne in a remarkable debut performance. May 28: Next Stop Wonderland (USA 1998) dir. Brad Anderson. 104 mins. Rated R. Who says that a mother doesn’t know best? Who better to place a personal ad for her single daughter in a local paper? Yet another romantic comedy with the advantage of terrific writing, outstanding performances, and a Boston location. Not to be missed.

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Novelist and poet reads at the library
The showcase event of the Duxbury Free Library’s Poetry Palooza, is a reading by novelist and poet Marge Piercy, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. Ms. Piercy is the author of 17 novels including the New York Times bestseller “Gone to Soldiers,” and national bestsellers “Braided Lives,” “Longings of Women,” and “Women on the Edge of Time.” Born in Detroit, educated in Michigan, honorary recipient of four doctorates, Ms. Piercy contin-

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Why are cafeteria workers losing health care?
e know the residents of Duxbury look to the Clipper to find out what’s going on in their town. With all the press surrounding the Hyatt Hotel workers, we “the Duxbury Cafeteria Ladies” think the community should be aware of what is happening right in Duxbury to school employees. Seven families as of Sept. 30, have had their health insurance taken away from them. Some with as many as 28 years of service. These are employees who were hired fulltime (20 hours a week) with a

Town Manager deserves better
his one-way mud-fight between backers of Police Chief Mark DeLuca and Town Manager Richard MacDonald needs to end. Mr. MacDonald is being pilloried for deciding not to renew Chief DeLuca’s contract when it expires next month. He has his reasons. Proponents of Mr. MacDonald’s actions, whom we suspect are numerous, appear to be sitting on the sidelines. That’s unfortunate. But whether a vocal minority or a silent majority, the issue is not subject to opinion-poll government. The purpose of the Town Manager Act was to remove politics from the process, not inject more into it. It is the law that is at issue here, and the law clearly comes down on the side of Mr. MacDonald’s decision to renew or not renew the Chief ‘s contract. Town Counsel Robert Troy concurs with this opinion and has stated so publicly. That one or possibly two selectmen don’t agree is not relevant. The law is the law, and no, not renewing a contract is not the same as a termination. Richard MacDonald is an outstanding public servant. In the opinion of this writer, who has been working in community journalism for more than 40 years, he is among the finest town managers to ever work in the Commonwealth. He has steered the town through a difficult fiscal climate and yet the town’s credit rating is the highest possible. We‘ve experienced none of the layoffs or significant cuts in services that have plagued most neighboring communities. Relationships between the schools and town hall are better than at anytime in recent memory. Major capital projects are moving forward. We have new recycling programs at the transfer station. Town Hall is now open late on Mondays. These successes are the result of many talented people working together, but the leadership comes from the top. So to watch our Board of Selectmen fail to offer any public support for the town manager as his reputation is dragged through the mud is disheartening. Mr. MacDonald deserves better. We trust that Mr. MacDonald’s judgment on the leadership of the police department is sound and it is his and only his decision. We believe the man knows what he is doing. He has given the police chief more than adequate notice and has wisely resisted attempts to drag this debate into the public fray. Let’s allow him to get on with his job without his having to face an unending barrage of arrows and bring these proceedings –– polarizing as they are –– to a close. –– David S. Cutler



good faith health insurance benefit. These cuts in health insurance have affected the cafeteria department only. What is next? Some might say “oh, it’s a sign of the times ... the economy.” These are local women with many years of service. They work and live in Duxbury, support the schools and work hard to feed your children. Work hours have been cut so that these women lose their health insurance benefits, but they are required to do the same amount of work. Also, they continue to hire new em-

ployees at three hours with no benefits, a plan of the town of Duxbury. The next time your question the way your money is spent by the town, please think of these women and their families who are going without health insurance. Is this a way to balance the budget? Joan Fencer, Maria Papadopoulos, Terry Lesko, Pat Merry, Karen Monterio, Teresa Bongiovanni, Cheryl Cummings, Louise Galli, Diane Cusker, Deb Varley, Mary Critch, Shop Steward

Police honored my late husband –––––––––––
want to take this opportunity to thank Chief Mark DeLuca and the Duxbury Police for their kindness after the recent passing of my husband, Bill Whitehouse. I am grateful for their tremendous show of respect for a former Duxbury police officer by providing an honor guard at his wake and a police escort to the church. While I understand it is common practice to honor


a former officer this way, the chief went above and beyond when he personally attended the wake and presented my family with the number five badge and told us this number would be retired in Bill’s honor. It was especially meaningful to my family to have had Brian and Chris Johnson as part of the escort to the church since their dad, Herb Johnson, worked with Bill during his

time on the force from 19621970. In closing, I feel that our town is lucky to have Mark DeLuca as Chief of Police. My family and I feel he has served the town of Duxbury well and faithfully for many years and these small acts of kindness make a difference in a community like ours. Lorraine Whitehouse King Phillips Path

o, has it come to this in the debate MacDonald vs. DeLuca; Mob rule? Last Monday night’s episode will surely go down as one of the most sorrowful in the history of town governance in Duxbury, not only for the flagrant disregard for the right of the town manager to choose his or her senior management team but also for the vitriol and acrimony directed specifically at Richard MacDonald. Messrs. Canty and Peterson seem bent on threatening the selectmen and the town manager with endless petitions and arguments until they bend to their

Don’t let mob rule reign –––––––––––––––––


will. Selectman Donato continues to fight for the job security of a personal friend instead of fighting for the rights of the town manager as granted by a town statute he swore to uphold when taking his oath of office. Former selectman Andre Martecchini observed that the chief in question publicly assailed a citizen who dared to present evidence that might support the town manager’s decision not to renew Chief DeLuca’s contract. Lost in all of this bad behavior is the fact that Richard MacDonald has rightly refused to discuss personnel issues in a

public forum. Could it possibly be that he is being appropriately circumspect with information that might be harmful to future employment prospects for Chief DeLuca? Disclosure would indeed be a “slippery slope” and expose the town to all manner of liability. Discretion is the better part of valor; Mr. MacDonald is both correct and courageous for refusing to succumb to the will of the mob. Let’s hope selectmen Sullivan and Witten will refuse to be intimidated as well. Cap Kane Harrison Street

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would invite the reader who feels that arrogance was displayed with my statement that “it’s the right thing to do,” continuing to present to Town Meeting and voters, the work still in progress, of the Public Safety Building Feasibility Study Committee, to attend any of our publicly posted meetings. We welcome any public support, ideas, or contributions. I believe, that taken in the overall context of our meeting, the sentiment could be viewed differently. The committee has worked for three years to find long term solutions for specific public safety building issues. I do believe that “it is the right thing to do” and that the committee will continue to present its best effort at solving those

Police and fire is still the ‘right thing to do’


needs at next year’s Town Meeting and ballot. Hopefully, it will not necessitate significant changes, rather improvements in cost savings and more site information, from an already well researched plan presented last year. The challenge has been to not provide temporary fixes that will require additional tax-payer support, but rather, provide the departments with what is truly needed and required, allow for growth and change over time, without repeated tax-payer burden. The committee worked hard and developed the program presented, and passed, at 2009 Town Meeting. Voters rejected Town Meeting approval for the project, and funding was denied. Certainly economic challenges played a role and will

again. The committee has no budget for site work. We have relied on the expertise of our members and work with town employees for our preliminary evaluations. It is possible in further work we will find that we again need to find a new site, but I hope not, as time only serves to increase potential costs and economic difficulty. It will be up to the committee to present our work, educate the voters as well as Town Meeting. We will need to clearly state why any site, and the program we will present, is in our opinion the best long term economic solution to the needs of our public safety buildings. Georgia Blatterman South River Lane East

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Comments on police chief were ‘irrelevant’
fter reading the lead letter, “Chief showed why he needed to go” in the opinion section of the Clipper of Sept. 30, I felt that it warranted a commentary. In my opinion it was somewhat distressing to read our former (defeated) selectmen’s specious argument that Chief DeLuca’s behavior was “clear” reason why his contract should not be renewed. Chief DeLuca was confronted with an accusation in public; it was his right to take issue. I believe that most people put in the same position in public would have defended themselves then and there. In my opinion any reappointment, including the chief’s reappointment, should be based on performance and the chief’s performance over the last ten years has clearly been stellar. A momentary action of defending oneself from


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urrently, a petition to repeal 40B is being promoted and circulated. A friend of mine asked for my opinion about this petition. My comments are as follows: As for 40B, it is a difficult question for me to answer. On one hand Duxbury doesn’t need 40B if our zoning were to address the needs of our residents. However, on the other hand those responsible for our current zoning are not inclined to change the current zoning and 40B forces Duxbury to do what they could do on their own. Back in the 1970s, there was great concern about the increases in population, so zoning was changed to prevent development. Sadly, as by-laws were added it has fostered what has become “the age of MacMansions.” Modest housing is

a public accusation “by one brave soul” that was possibly questionable is not a proper standard or even a fair standard regarding any appointment or reappointment. Incidentally, the writer overlooked the other “brave soul” who was supportive of the town manager and spoke openly and with some fervor supporting the town manager’s position. Now we have a minimum of two “brave souls.” I’m sure that with some diligence the writer of the letter published on Sept. 30 can find several more “brave souls” who were in attendance. Furthermore, I was informed that the writer was not at the meeting. If true, this should raise a question in one’s mind as to the accusation of “outrageous intimidation.” In my opinion it appears that a minor incident has precipitated rather inappropriate superlatives. It appears to me that the for-

mer selectmen’s criticism and unfounded conclusion relative to reappointment of the chief, in the recent Clipper opinion section is far more public than the confrontation in front of a small body of attendees at the selectmen’s meeting. Though this former selectman has the freedom to comment, as do I, his statements, accusations and conclusions seem disproportionate and irrelevant in this instance. If the former selectman strongly feels that he has a valid point in his specious argument against re-appointment because of a public disagreement, then that same premise should be applied to him. In lieu of a selectmen’s meeting room with a limited capacity, he chooses to publish a letter of public disagreement in a local newspaper with an approximate circulation of 4,500 recipients. Joseph J. Gazzola Parks Street

Selectman’s behavior ‘disgraceful and contemptible’
ast week’s Selectman’s open forum unfortunately turned into an uncivil melee with an audience of some 30 to 40 people arguing against the town manager’s decision not to renew the police chief’s contract. At one point a particularly vitriolic attendee referred to the town manager as a “snake whose head should be cut off.” As disturbing as this statement was, it paled in comparison to the sight of Selectman Christopher Donato happily grinning and actually applauding such an odious statement. I can forgive the attendee as being caught up in the heat of the moment, but Selectman Donato has consistently displayed this disgraceful and contemptible behavior at every turn. Just when I thought he could not sink any lower he up and proves me wrong. Monday


evening the Selectman’s meeting was canceled on the advice of town counsel. Donato’s response? In a WATD interview, he accused our leaders as “running like rats.” Now any person who describes his town manager as a snake and town selectmen as rats might simply be dismissed as a miscreant, but as an elected official Mr. Donato is a disgrace to the town of Duxbury and an embarrassment to every man and woman who ever sat in his chair trying to civilly serve the people of this great town. If he had any decency at all, he would immediately and publicly apologize to his fellow selectmen, the town manager and perhaps most important, the people of Duxbury. However, based on his past record, I’m not holding my breath for that to occur. John Britten Upland Road


prevented. A friend of mine was involved in the 1970s planning. He and others at the time made accommodations for modest housing. However, subsequent planners have subverted the original scheme. So, to answer your question, I don’t support the repeal of 40B. As for Duxbury, it needs to be forced to do what is right. The Island Creek odyssey is a textbook case in point. A recent front page article in the Clipper concerning the latest developments in this proposed expansion appears to indicate that it has only been a year of review for this project. While the Zoning Board of Appeals clock finally began ticking a year ago, in fairness this odyssey began more than eight years ago, It was then that a previous town housing committee asked Keith Properties to sub-

mit a proposal to expand the development. It was more than five years ago that the Selectmen were successful in having the “no expansion” clause removed from the initial comprehensive plan. Keith Properties has been working with many town committees and not just for the year with the Zoning Board of Appeals. It was not until Keith Properties decided to make this a 40B project that the town committees began to give the matter serious consideration. The town had ample opportunity to take advantage of this proposal. Sadly, it took 40B to spur things to action. As for the petitioners, they like many others, are applying a 1970 solution to a 2009 problem. Bill Campbell Humphreys Lane

town of Duxbury for it’s overwhelming support of the Duxbury Beach Triathlon. From the town officials to the kids handing out water at the finish line and everyone in between, the support this year was amazing and humbling. Several volunteers donated several hours, many gave just a couple, but every minute of time was as important as any other and made this years tri-


the efforts of those individuals as well as local groups, the Duxbury Beach Triathlon will again be able to donate over $10,000 to Massachusetts Special Olympics, Duxbury Police Athletic League, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, The Jett Foundation and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Brian Noyes, race director Wadsworth Road

hen the Bush administration brought forth the Troubled Asset Recovery Program, I was extremely concerned just as many Americans were. I didn’t feel comfortable with it. I had too many questions for which I heard no answers other than that there were companies too big to fail. That comforted me like fingernails on a chalkboard. In my mind, if mortgage backed securities were tainted with 10 percent uncollectable mortgages, why weren’t they worth 90 cents on the dollar? Or if the buyer thought they were higher risk, they could be bought at 70 or 80 percent of par. In other words, let the system deal with it. I concede the capital markets had to function. Maybe there were no other options. I wish Milton Friedman had been around to advise us. Then came the Obama ad-

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ministration, and in my m i n d , matters have degenerated at an alarming pace. Probably in March the thought came into my head that Washington needed a major dose of citizen perspective. Citizens showed the right instincts. They hunkered down, reduced expenditures and increased savings. The federal government contemplated the opposite. It passed a stimulus bill to throw vast sums of dollars funded by debt – additional burden on the taxpayer and future generations. Stimulus dollars were programmed for a meager taxpayer rebate. But the bulk of the dollars appear to be destined to bail out states like California that

have been utterly irresponsible in managing their affairs and to fill the pipeline to auto and other unions supportive to the Obama administration. To me, the scene is analogous to a bank stick up where the robbers give each customer in the teller lines carfare to get home. Then in June we got a whiff of health care reform. At this point the thought crept into my head that we’ve got to do something, and if there was no one stepping up, then maybe it’s incumbent on me to do it. If you’re interested in volunteering to work on my campaign, call me at 781-864-3974. Donations to my campaign should be made out to The Committee to Elect Raymond Kasperowicz to Congress, Box 142, Cohasset MA 02025. Also, through the Web site: www. Ray Kasperowicz Cohasset

he article, editorial and cartoon pertaining to the recent School Committee workshop created the impression that our School District does not respect the public’s right to transparency as provided by the so called “Open Meeting Law.” Nothing could be further from the truth. We are conscious of and abide by the law on a daily basis, including phone conversations and e-mails. I have not experienced a single instance in my five years of service in which any discussion that related to policy or any School Committee matter was discussed with a quorum of members outside of a publicly attended, and broadcast, meeting. It is common practice throughout the Commonwealth for public committees to have workshops or even retreats for the purpose of improving their effectiveness. We have done so several times during my two terms. The public has been told that no business will be transacted at these workshops, and in the past observers and reporters have decided to allow the committee to air their differences in private. The meeting of Sept. 23 was the first time that anyone took issue with this request. I am proud of the fact that my committee members worked hard to have a worthwhile workshop. We will never know if issues were left unspoken due to the presence of the press, but we did come a long way in resolving some difficulties. I also respect the Clipper for not taking advantage of our more emotional moments. It is unfortunate that you chose to headline the Open Meeting Law matter instead of simply acknowledging that at times public servants might need a bit of privacy to settle their differences. Focusing on issues like this can only distract from the serious economic problems we will be facing in the very near future. George Cipolletti Chairman, Duxbury School Committee

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Tripp bends down to bestow a blessing on “Rosie” as the Pittenger family, Julie, David, Ellie and Mae, look on. Amy Annis and her son, Jonathan, look on as Rev. Roy Tripp gives a blessing to Olivia, the dog, during the Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Church on Saturday morning.

Sam, a feisty Bichon Frise, is excited to get a blessing from Rev. Roy Tripp during Saturday’s blessing of the animals. His owner is Susan Sorrento.

Louise Noble brought her Havanese puppy, Will, to be blessed at St. John’s.

The blessing of the animals was a family affair for the Tripp family. Here Rev. Roy, Liz and Preston Tripp gather around the family dog, Paige.

Some of the animals blessed on Saturday had already passed on. Margaret Hill brought a sketch of her departed pet cat, Gabrielle Cabot-Barclay Hill.

Photos by Justin Graeber

Rev. Tripp blesses a photo of Johnny Cat, the late church cat and official greeter who lived at St. John’s, held by Ruth Critch. Johnny Cat lived in the church for 18 years, and was 22 when he died. His burial behind the church building was presided over by two church officiants.

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ith 278 students in Duxbury Public School’s fifth grade, an amazing 248 signed up to play in the fifth grade band and symphonic groups. Most of these new musicians picked up instruments on Sept. 23, with more than 200 instruments from flutes to xylophones handed out that evening. Some 176 students will be in the band and 72 will play strings. All will take weekly lessons, either during lunch period or after school in small groups, or one-on-one privately through a mentor program with a high school student or with professional instructors. The first of three fifth grade concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the PAC. For more information on private mentors and teachers, as well as the year’s concert schedules, visit


The “Hypnotist Gone Wild Show” will be coming to Duxbury High School on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The hypnotist’s show is all in good fun, and the audience will enjoy lots of laughs while raising money to help support the Duxbury High School Drama Troupe. The show features the mesmerizing and comic talents of

master hypnotist Dan Candell, who has been performing and studying hypnotism since he was 11. Adults Caring for Theater is sponsoring Candell’s show. Advance tickets will be on sale at Westwinds Bookshop and also at all three performances of the Fall Tournament of Plays (Oct. 15-17) in the Good Knight Theatre, for $8. Tickets

at the door the day of the event will be available for $10. All students who wish to volunteer to be hypnotized will need to present a completed parental consent form the night of the show. Parental consent forms are available at the time of ticket purchase and on the A.C.T. Web page on the Duxbury School Web site.

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Wednesday October 7 DMS school council meeting 4 p.m. School committee meeting 7 p.m. at Alden School ACT meeting 7 p.m. DHS Student Lounge SeNd SchOOl NewS & PhOtOS to the deAdliNe is Monday at noon. Thursday Oct. 8 Alden PTA meeting 2 p.m. Start Time Committee meeting 7 p.m. DHS Room 106 Friday Oct. 9 Half Day -- Professional Development Monday Oct. 12 No School -- Columbus Day Wednesday Oct. 14 DMS PTA meeting 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 15 K-2 Evening conferences Fall Tournament of Plays 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 16 Kindergarten conferences No afternoon kindergarten Fall Tournament of Plays 7:30 p.m.

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Duxbury High School PTO members, Beth DuBuisson, Joanne Savard, and Cindy Brockwell, serve food to teachers and staff at the Welcome Back luncheon last week.

School Lunch Menu
Week of October 12 - October 16
Monday: No school. Tuesday: Bacon double cheeseburger, or veggie burger, pasta salad, corn, fruit punch. Wednesday: Chicken parmesan on a bulkie, wedge fries, green beans, peaches, juice. Thursday: Soft tacos (2), all the fixin’s, corn, salsa, juice. Friday: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, caesar salad, chilled pears, lemonade. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch option: Specialty sandwich line and salad bar open daily.

Waiting patiently in line are Kate Bonneau, Gail Callahan, Ann Dunleavy and Lynne McWilliams.

Monday: No school. Tuesday: Chicken sandwich, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pasta salad, fresh fruit, juice. Wednesday: Meatball sub, pretzels, sweet peas, red and green grapes, apple juice. Thursday: Beef taco, soft shell, lettuce, tomato and cheese, golden corn, pineapples, assorted juice. Friday: Cheese, or BBQ chicken pizza, garden salad, fresh fruit, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Assorted sandwiches and salad daily; Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- bagel lunch; Tuesday, Thursday -- Tony’s pizza or PB&J Uncrustable.


Enjoying the luncheon are Harry Taylor, Colleen Jones, Tim McPhillips, Rob Ferreira, and Joe Ferguson.

Monday: No school. Tuesday: Meatball sub, steamed broccoli, pretzels, chilled pears, juice. Wednesday: Soft tacos with all the fixin’s, green beans, salsa, juice. Thursday: Popcorn chicken, corn, rice pilaf, pineapples, juice. Friday: Big Daddy pizza- cheese slice, garden salad, fruit cup, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- Tony’s pizza or PB&J Uncrustable; Tuesday, Thursday -- Assorted sandwich or bagel lunch. All served with salad or vegetable, milk and fruit.


Students in 2010 National Merit Competition
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named nine students from Duxbury High School as commended students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are, Mary Kate Blanchard, Virginia Desmery, Duncan Edgar, Abigail Gibbs, Elizabeth Hunter, Alexander Kosharek, Catherine Pattinson, Jillian Smith, and Benjamin White. Based upon their performance on the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 34,000 students throughout the nation are currently being recognized for their exceptional academic promise and their strong performance in this highly competitive program. These nine Duxbury students have placed in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2010 National Merit Competition. Duxbury High School is extremely proud of these young men and women, and we sincerely commend them on their outstanding performance.

Monday: No school. Tuesday: Whole grain max sticks with dip, corn, veggie tray with cheese, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, sweet peas, caesar salad, wheat bread stick, juice. Thursday: Nachos with seasoned beef, corn, salsa, juice. Friday: French toast sticks, syrup cup, fresh strawberries, D’Animal’s yogurt, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Dragon sack (PB&J Uncrustable) available every day, Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- Turkey and cheese sandwich or bagel with yogurt; Tuesday, Thursday -- Ham and cheese sandwich or pizza. All served with salad or vegetable, milk and fruit.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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10:10 a.m. Detail officer reports minor motor vehicle accident on Washington Street. 12:54 a.m. Marshfield Police request K-9 assistance with perimeter search on Ocean Street.

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11:04 a.m. Caller on Seabury Point reports she heard someone come into her home downstairs. Officer chased party toward marsh. State police air wing on the scene. 12:29 p.m. One party arrested on Seabury Point and charged with daytime breaking and entering for felony, putting a person in fear, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

5:52 p.m. Caller reported tree down across Valley Street. DPW notified. 7:16 p.m. Caller on Union Bridge Road reports unwanted guest at house. Party departed prior to police arrival.

5:36 p.m. Marshfield police requests officer to residence to view damage to motor vehicle on Temple Street.

4:40 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle accident on Summer Street. No injuries. 7:08 p.m. Caller reports suspicious activity on Lakeshore Drive. Area search negative.

Street. Female party in and out of woods. Transported both parties to Cranberry Crossing.

11:49 a.m. 911 hang up. Officer reports no answer at the door on Tussock Brook Road. Fire department to scene to make entry. No one home, all okay. 12:50 p.m. Assisted party on Coles Orchard Road that locked two month old child in car. Entry gained. 2:48 p.m. Motor vehicle acci-

9:27 a.m. Loose dog in yard on Chestnut Street with no collar. Animal control officer notified.

8:24 p.m. Caller reports five motor vehicles illegally parked in Shipyard Lane lot. Area search negative. 9:19 p.m. Caller reports party acting suspiciously leaving motor vehicle in front of store overnight. Will move vehicle in the morning.

dent on Route 3 southbound exit ramp. Officers assisted Kingston Police.

8:46 p.m. Caller on West Street reports bat loose in house.

9:10 p.m. Request for well being check on Wadsworth Road.

6:05 p.m. Caller on Washington Street reports unwanted guest and wants him removed. Sergeant requests fire department for alcohol evaluation. One party taken in to station. 7:08 p.m. Caller on Bay Road requests officer to check home before entering.

3:10 p.m. Mother reports teens in house fighting. Peace restored.

2:04 p.m. Caller requests officer to vacant house for sale to show buyers. Officer found door open and checked the home. All okay.

9:17 p.m. Caller reports party on bicycle on Route 3. State police notified.

9:04 a.m. Caller reports dog possibly hit by vehicle on Congress Street. Area search negative.

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10:09 p.m. Caller reports suspicious people walking around in the area of Autumn Avenue. Gone on arrival. 7:05 a.m. Transported one from Perry Drive to hospital.

Saturday September 26

11:28 a.m. Complaint of tree company truck obstructing view of Route 3A. Gone on arrival. 2:12 p.m. 911 call of ongoing neighborhood dispute on Hill Top Lane. Report of threats made.

11:54 a.m. Student fell at school on Alden Street. Taken to hospital. 1:36 p.m. Caller reports person on bridge lowered her pants when caller drove by. Officer spoke to caretaker. Person will be escorted on walks in the future.

10:32 a.m. Report of breaking and entering on West Street after caller reports suspicious motor vehicle in area. Investigator notified.

10:19 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with property damage on Lincoln Street.

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9:21 p.m. Female from Duxbury arrested on Chestnut Street for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

8:49 p.m. Female from Rhode Island arrested on Chestnut Street for shoplifting.

10:29 p.m. Party on Cross Street requests officer to escort her into house, husband not home, and has small children. 12:37 a.m. Caller on Vine Street reports domestic situation with injuries. Two people transported to Jordan Hospital. 2:51 a.m. Officer picked up party from Jordan Hospital and transported back to Duxbury. 7:18 a.m. Caller reports erratic operator on Lincoln Street heading towards Marshfield. Marshfield Police notified.

2:48 p.m. Neighbors dogs fighting on Fort Hill Lane. Animal 8:54 p.m. Caller on White Street 11:05 PM Page 11 Welch 5/4/09 control notified. reports someone outside home. 3:52 p.m. Motor vehicle ac- Area search negative. 459 Plain Street, Rte 139, Rockland cident with property damage on Kingstown Way. One vehicle Wednesday September 30 1-800-696-5759 towed. 8:50 a.m. Assisted with motor Open Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:30 • Sunday 12:00-4:00 8:12 p.m. Caller on Standish vehicle lockout in Blakeman’s Street reports group of kids walk- parking lot. ing in the street. Area search negative. 9:24 p.m. Harbormaster reports suspicious person walking on Harrison Street. Party spoken to.

Friday September 25

12:22 a.m. Caller reports motor vehicle accident on Harrison Street with intoxicated driver. One male arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of property damage, and operating under the influence of alcohol. 4:19 a.m. Caller reports domestic incident on Simmons Drive. One party charged.

Sunday September 27

7:53 a.m. Caller on Summer Street reports loud music coming from neighbors house. All quiet on arrival. 9:24 a.m. Resident of Seabury Point requests to have her home checked in regards to previous days break in. Building secure.

4:38 p.m. Caller on Tremont Street reports trailer parked in lot and wants it removed. Dispatch left message for owner to remove.

1:04 p.m. Resident of Bay Road requests property check before entering. All clear.

9:22 p.m. Son called. Unable to contact father. Well being check. Phone operator stated phone was off the hook. Officer determined party’s phone not working. Will use neighbor’s phone to contact son. 1:02 a.m. Suspicious vehicle parked overnight at school.

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The exhibition season continued for the Dragons on Friday night in Whitman where they beat Hanover, 17-0, evening their record at 2-2 and setting up a match with Pembroke on Friday night at 7 p.m.
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Friday night’s game, like those before it and the one coming up on Friday, has no bearing on who makes the Super Bowl playoffs, so it gives Coach Dave Maimaron plenty of opportunity to get his young club ready for the crucial part of the schedule that starts on Oct. 16 against North Quincy in Duxbury. Entering the game without starting sophomore QB Matt O’Keefe (finger injury) afforded Maimaron a chance to experiment with his offense, and his starting lineup even surprised the Duxbury faithful in attendance, as receiver and senior captain Matt Savard started at QB. “We tried opening up with a single wing offense, but we were jumpy and had a lot of motion penalties,” said Maimaron. “Penalties hurt us a lot tonight, but then we went back to our offense with Kane (Haffey) and he did a hell of a job in his first varsity start.” The experiment was hardly a success, as bad snaps, penalties and a lack of first downs created an endless series of punts by both teams. The Dragons registered the only first down of the first quarter, while junior punter

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Ben Startzell was called on to punt three times in the first 11 minutes. Hanover would get its initial first down on the opening play of the second quarter, as QB Matt Johnson hit Greg Devine for an 11-yard gain, but a solid Duxbury pass rush kept the Indians from advancing any further, as the Dragons took over at midfield with 9:44 left in the quarter. With Kane Haffey (15 carries/132 yards) now in control of the Duxbury offense, the shifty junior QB called his own number several times, moving the ball down to the 28-yard line where the drive stalled. Startzell came in for a 45-yard field goal attempt that had the legs but went wide right to keep the game scoreless. Johnson looked like he had his Indians threatening with

five minutes left in the half after a 22-yard pass to Joey Shisler, but a third-down sack cut the drive short and the Dragons ended up with the ball one more time on their own 42. Runs by Haffey of 14, 15, and 17 yards, sandwiched around penalties that cost Duxbury yardage and a TD, had the ball on the 19-yard line with less than a minute to go in the half. With 43 seconds showing on the clock, Haffey dropped back and spotted junior Matt Hallisey on a slant over the middle that was good for 19 yards and a TD. Startzell’s PAT was blocked and the Dragons went into halftime with a precarious 6-0 lead. Senior defensive tackle Aaron Kramer opened the second half with a vicious sack of Johnson, setting the hosts back

deep in their own end and giving Duxbury great field position at the Hanover 40 on the subsequent punt. Neither team could get a thing going offensively over the next four series and the fourth quarter arrived with the outcome of the game still in doubt. With just over eight minutes left in the game, the Duxbury defense crushed Johnson once again, with senior CJ Cote and sophomore Jay McDermott leveling the senior signal caller. The Dragons took over at midfield with 7:53 left in the game and kept shooting themselves in the foot as they tried to move in for the clinching score. Two penalties and an incomplete pass ended their
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he Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra opened its 94th season and Steven Karidoyanes’ 16th year as Music Director with an evening of tremendous music from two Russian composers, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff. I made it to Steven’s opening lecture, the Maestro’s gift to all who arrive an hour early. Steven’s talks precede every Phil concert, and add depth to the story of the music about to be played.


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Russian season at the Phil
The story for these two pieces – Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor – is that there is no story. Both pieces, Steven explained, are described


as absolute music, music that is inspired and played purely for its own sake. Some music describes something non-musical. Tchaikovsky’s Overture 1812, for example, refers in obvious ways to the capture and subsequent liberation of Moscow during Napoleon’s attempt to conquer the Russian people. Proud cavalry columns enter the city at a trot while artillery batteries harass the routed French Army. In another moment (my father always told me) one could see and hear Russian soldiers around a camp fire, dancing and singing
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Religious services
Religious Services
First Baptist 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.

WedneSday OctOber 14
Slammin’ with Poetry. Part of Duxbury Free Library’s Poetry Palooza for children in grades four and five from 2:15-3 p.m. Poetry experiences will include everything from hip hop to haiku. Poetic snacks will be served. Register online at , in person, or by phone at 781-934-2721 x115. Nantucket Basket Making Classes. The second of four Wednesday nights in Oct. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Duxbury Art Association is offering the popular basket weaving class in October with sisters Pamela Campbell Smith and Patty Campbell. Beginners will create a bread basket for the Thanksgiving table and experienced weavers will weave and construct a basket at their advanced level. For more information call Mary Beth at 781-934-2731. Author Lynne Griffin at the the Duxbury Free Library. Ms. Griffin will read from her debut novel, Life Without Summer at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free tickets are available at the library and the bookshop as seating is limited. For more information, call the library at 1-781-934-2721 x125 or visit and follow the Program Notes Link.

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and conversation 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist with healing 10 a.m., Adult Ed 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Children’s choir rehearsal 6 p.m., Youth choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday: Adult Choir rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday: AA meeting at 7 p.m.

A cal e Du x b u n d a r f o r ry e me e t ve n t s, c l a s s i ng s, e s, c o wo r k u rs e s, s p l ays h o p s, , and v dance s o pp o r o l u n te e r t uni t ie s !

Holy Family Church Rev. Bryan Parrish Rev. Seán Maher 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (family mass), 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Babysitting available at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is Monday through Saturday, 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime bible study, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fridays at 6:45 a.m. The “Living Through Loss” support group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 5.

First Parish Church Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 The office is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and will be closed on Oct. 12. Sundays, Senior choir rehearsal at 9:15 a.m., Junior choir rehearsal at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service and Church school at 10:30 a.m. and Buddhist Meditation at 7 p.m. Bells meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Recorders at 8:30 p.m. Book group meets Thursdays at 9 a.m. Sewing group meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Autumnal labrynth walk at 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 9, Social justice pot luck at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Hunger Walk at 10:30 a.m.

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Poetry Circle Pot-Luck. Part of Duxbury Free Library’s Poetry Palooza beginning at 6 p.m. Please bring a favorite dish and a favorite poem to share. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-9342721. Winslow House Oktoberfest. The historic Winslow House, 634 Careswell St. Marshfield, will be host for a Samuel Adams “beer tasting,” featuring both beer and food prepared with beer, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 781837-5753 or visit Patrons must be 21 years or older.

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Pilgrim Church Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Ast. Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m., God Sound rehearsal at 9 a.m. Church office hours, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Bookworms, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Ladies Bible study, Tuesday at 7 p.m and Wednesday at 9 a.m. Junior choir rehearsal, Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pilgrim Ringers rehearsal, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Junior youth fellowship bonfire at the beach at 6:30 p.m. Office and preschool closed Oct. 12.

Poet Marge Piercy. The showcase event of the Duxbury Free Library’s Poetry Palooza, is a reading by legendary novelist and poet Marge Piercy at 2 p.m. Ms. Piercy is the author of 17 novels including the New York times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, and national bestsellers Braided Lives, Longings of Women, and Women on the Edge of Time. Tickets (free) are required and are now available at the circulation desk. Call to reserve one at 781-934-2721 x108. Steppin’ Out. Boston Ballet’s Giselle. The Duxbury Senior Center presents a cultural program for community members to enjoy. All tickets include the cost of transportation. Seating is limited, so sign up early. This trip is to the Opera House. Depart the Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. Show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets: $54.

thurSday OctOber 15
Christianity Today Book Group. Starting Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church Parish Hall and meeting monthly, come explore what it means to be a Christian in this modern era. The first book to be discussed is “The Shack” by W. Paul Young. For more information, e-mail Mary Leahy at mleahy5320@gmail. com. Democratic Town Committee. Anyone interested in volunteering or serving on the Democratic Town Committee is welcome to attend the October meeting from 7-9 p.m. in the Setter Room of the Duxbury Free Library. for further information, contact Tina Kerkam at 781-5884765 or Living Through Loss support group. Open to anyone in the Duxbury area who has lost a loved one. The group meets Thursday nights through Nov. 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. Questions should be addressed to Deacon Art Keefe at 781-585-4444.

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 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Youth Ministry at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Women’s Bible Study, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids, Thursdays from 6:308:30 p.m.

Friday OctOber 9
Anime Festival. Come watch some anime in the company of other Japanese anime addicts at the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room at 7 p.m. Enjoy Japanese snacks and watch new or little known anime! Most will be subtitled as it is not available in the US at this time. Free admission. Open discussion. Cosplay more than welcome. Some sort of contest will go on as well, resulting in prizes! Love, Laughter & Lasagna. Join Loretta LaRoche for a fun filled family-oriented evening as she teaches us how to get from “Human Doing” back to “Human Being” by living simpler ways of life at 8 p.m. in the Silver Lake Regional High School Auditorium in Kingston. For tickets visit, call 508-747-1340, or visit the Loretta LaRoche Productions box office located at 50 Court Street, Plymouth, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday OctOber 11
Caravan gives encore Concert. Caravan, a multicultural improvisational group of musicians, will return to the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. Plymouth, at 2 p.m. with its unique offering of music. Suggested donation is $10, $7 for seniors and students, children under 12 free. Light refreshments will be available after the performance. To learn more, go to musicatthecenter. com.

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

First Church of Christ Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday, 10:30 a.m., service and Sunday school for youth to age 20, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., service.

Friday OctOber 16
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. Sen. Robert L. Hedlund Office Hours. At the Duxbury Senior Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Any resident with a question or a concern about state government is encouraged to stop by. Plymouth Community Theatre Presents Some Enchanted Evening. Performances will be held October 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. or Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. in the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth. Tickets are $18 on Fridays and Saturdays, and the Sunday matinees are $15. Tickets are available in advance at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at the Hollis Insurance Agency, 1 Village Green North at the Pinehills and at TheaterMania, 866-811-4111 or Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

MOnday OctOber 12
Columbus Day Holiday. Offices closed. Town

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

tueSday OctOber 13
Foreign Film Day. On the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Senior Center. No reservations required. Admission is free. Duxbury Garden Club. Meets the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at the First Parish Church with coffee at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. If interested in joining, call Kris Gaskins at 781-9340108 or Anne Williams at 781-9347512 for more information or visit Knitwits. Every Tuesday at 3 p.m in the Duxbury Free Library Young Adult Lounge. Teen crafting group meets to knit, create decorative posters for YA lounge and talk.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal 781-934-6523 Sunday services: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (said) and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (with choir and hymns.) Sunday school K-12 during 10 a.m. service. Childcare provided at 10 a.m. service. Wednesday: Mens Bible Study 6:30 a.m., Coffee

Living Waters Community of Hope Kendra Vaughan Hovey 508-922-1666 An online ministry -- Please join us!

Saturday OctOber 10
Fire Department Open House. The Duxbury Fire Department will be hosting its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the station and the apparatus, take part in many activities, free Papa Ginos pizza, live demonstrations and Sparky the fire dog. For more information, call 781934-5693.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Duxbury Clipper


Are you a Tweeter or a texter?

Question of the Week

Sarie Booy

“Neither! But I can get my email. I prefer the phone!” linda Garretson Franklin Street

“I’m neither! I do my e-mail and write old fashion letters!” laura bitters teakettle lane

“I’ve been texting for forever. But I prefer face to face rather than computer communication.” Rameen Rana age 11

“Truthfully, neither. I usually have too much to say to put it in such a little space.” Maheen Rana age 16

“I’m a texter. Cell phones are quicker and easier.” Mike Clacherty Soule avenue

Saturday OctOber 17
Multi-family Community Yard Sale. Elements Montessori yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come shop for a large variety of items! Featuring a children’s table with proceeds going to charity. Elements Montessori is located at 221 Summer St., next to the Tarkiln building and across from Bonji’s Turkey Farm. Pumpkin Sale Fundraiser for Tarkiln. Pick your perfect pumpkin, buy a cord of wood delivered free, or buy Friends of Tarkiln logo tee shirts and sweatshirts starting at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at the Tarkiln Communiity Center on Route 53. All proceeds go to the restoration of the Tarkiln Twin Schoolhouses. Berrybrook School Harvest Festival. All are welcome to join Berrybrook School in celebrating the fall season with hay rides, crafts, games, face-painting and more. The Harvest Festival will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Berrybrook School, 267 Winter St. Tickets are $10 per family. For more information call Berrybrook at 781-585-2307. Sixteenth Annual Harvest Moon Benefit. Crossroads for Kids presents an evening of Island Creek Oysters, music by Despite Dwight, light dinner fare, cash bar and more from 6:3011:30 p.m. at 742 Keene St. (event is limited to guests over 21). Tickets are $60 per person in advance and may be purchased at crossroads4kids. org, or $70 per person at the door. Free Hour of Skating. Pilgrim Skating Club offers a free hour of skating from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at

Hobomock Arenas (132 Hobomock St.) in Pembroke to introduce you to their Learn to Skate Program. Sign up for the next session while there and get a $15 discount. For more information call 781-294-7575 or visit

Senior Center Accreditation Celebration. Duxbury Senior Center has been awarded national accreditation though the National Institute of Senior Centers. The agency will celebrate their achievement in a community celebration Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hors d’œuvres and refreshments will be served. Life in Occupied Palestine. Awardwinning lecturer and former Fulbright Scholar, Anna Baltzer, will present “Life in Occupied Palestine,” photos and experiences in the West Bank, on Oct. 23 at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. 7:00 for refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted. Atlantic Symphony at the PAC. Music and art unite at the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s opening night on Oct. 24 at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. “Artful Caring” is the theme for the evening, which includes a fundraiser for NVNA and Hospice and Campus of Caring, nonprofit organizations providing end of life care and services to residents of the South Shore. The evening begins with a pre-concert wine tasting at North Hill Country Club from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets for both the wine tasting and the concert are available for $75. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert only are $50. The ticket deadline is Oct. 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 781-659-2342.

Sunday OctOber 18
Myles Standish Monument Climb. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Myles Standish Monument will be open for visitors to climb and explore. Take the 125 step journey to the top and enjoy a panoramic vista of Southeastern Massachusetts. For all ages, rain or shine. Located off of Crescent Street in Duxbury. For more information, call Amy at 508-272-9376. Victorian Sunday Tea at the Webster Estate. A Victorian Sunday Tea will be held at the Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center, 238 Webster St., Marshfield from 2-4 p.m. Seating will be at 2 p.m. Price is $15 per person. Plymouth Community Theatre Presents Some Enchanted Evening. Performances will be held October 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. or Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. in the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth. Tickets are $18 on Fridays and Saturdays, and the Sunday matinees are $15. Tickets are available in advance at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at the Hollis Insurance Agency, 1 Village Green North at the Pinehills and at TheaterMania, 866-811-4111 or Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

Alden House to host eight annual Haunted House. The Alden House, located at 105 Alden St., will once again host spirits from the past and spectators from the present at its eighth annual Haunted House and Trail on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 6 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets go on sale at 5:45 p.m. Parking and cider are free. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Volunteers are needed to decorate a room, interpret a spirit of an Alden (dress up in costume), act as a guide or help out with ticket sales and crowd control. For further information contact Karen at 781934-9092 or e-mail aldenhouse@ On the Runway Champage Brunch and Fashion Show. Join us for an economy-friendly fashion show with fashions from The Duxbury Thrift Shop, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 noon in the Duxbury Senior Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Duxbury Senior Center at 781-934-5774 x 102. Transportation available to Duxbury residents. Plaza Suite by Neil Simon. Phil Markella of Duxbury headlines in this Bay Players production taking place this year at Marshfield’s Zone Theater, formerly Whiddens Fitness Center – at 822 Webster Street, Marshfield. The performance dates are Oct. 23 and 24, Nov. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 781-760-4895, or check the Web site at Instant Guitar. Peter Dupre will teach his popular Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults on Oct. 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. Includes instruction book and DVD for practice at home. Bring your own acoustic guitar. For more information or to register for the class please call Duxbury Before and After Dark at 781-934-7633. Crucial Waters. Reporting on the World’s Oceans. Sustainable Duxbury is hosting a slide show and lecture, Crucial Waters - Reporting on the World’s Oceans by Brian Skerry, famous National Geographic underwater photographer and photojournalist on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 4-6:30 p.m.. First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. Contact Judi Vose at 781-934-3283 or stop by Westwinds Bookshop for tickets and information. Steppin’ Out. “Carmen” at the Boston Lyric Opera. The Duxbury Senior Center presents a cultural program for community members to

enjoy. All tickets include the cost of transportation. Seating is limited, so sign up early. This trip departs the Senior Center Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Show at 3 p.m. Order tickets by Oct. 9.

Transportation to medical appointments. The Duxbury Senior Center offers transportation to local medical appointment (including Plymouth, Kingston, Marshfield, Jordan Hospital and South Shore Hospital) to seniors and handicapped individuals on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday mornings from 8-11. Rides must be scheduled 72 hours in advance by calling Becky Ford at 781-934-5774 x117. Library Netbook Program. For users without laptops, the Duxbury Free Library Reference Department is happy to loan an Acer Netbook for in-library use. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older. Come to the Reference Desk on the upper level to check out the Netbook. A valid OCLN library card is required. A two hour per day maximum time limit will be enforced. Fall Storytime Registration. Registration for the fall stay alone storytimes is open in the children’s department of the Duxbury Free Library. Registration must be done in person. Adults must remain in the library while the program is in progress. A child may be registered for one session. The sessions are: ages 4, 5, or in kindergarten, Tuesdays, 10:15-11 a.m., Sept. 29 through Nov. 17 or ages 3 ½ to 4 years, Thursday, 10:15-11 a.m., Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. Calling all collectors. 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 mermaids, baskets, teddy bears, Red Sox memorabilia, Duxbury photos, tiny 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. 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.

Fire department open house
he Duxbury Fire Department will be hosting their annual open house during Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families are invited to tour the fire station, look at the fire apparatus and take part in many activities throughout the day. The event is free and will include pizza donated by Papa Gino’s, live fire demonstrations, and Sparky the Fire Dog. For more information please call the Fire Department at 781-934-5693.



Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Plymouth Phil goes to Russia
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Youth basketball tryouts
All Tryouts are at DMS Girls Tryouts Tuesday, Oct. 13 5th grade girls, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 6th grade girls, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 7th grade girls, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 8th grade girls, 6-8 p.m. Boys Tryouts Sunday, Oct. 18 8th grade 3:45-5:45 7th grade, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 4th grade, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 5th grade, 9-11 a.m. 6th grade, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

the night before battle. His violin concerto, on the other hand, is nothing but music at its glorious best. Soloist James Buswell made the hall ring with music, complex, intensely harmonious, and impossibly beautiful. I expected his stunning cadenza in the first movement to draw applause, but Steven has taught his audiences well: no unnecessary interruptions to the music. But no force on earth could have stopped the burst of cheers and applause after that first movement. Blame Tchaikovsky for putting a finale at the beginning of the piece. Blame Mr. Buswell’s astonishing playing. Blame the men and women of the Phil who played, as Steven told us afterwards, with such profound passion. But don’t blame yourself if you were there. Every audience applauds the first movement of this work. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Steven taught us, nearly quit composing forever after the failure of his Symphony No. 1, which one critic at the time considered worthy of Hell. Rachmaninoff fell into a depression, but fortunately found a hard-won recovery through hypnosis and lessons in selfassertion. Today we might call it performance psychology, and the results of his successful efforts were his Piano Concerto No. 2, and the Symphony No. 2 that we heard in concert. (Your homework, by the way, is to find a recording of the Piano Concerto No. 2. Then try to imagine a world without such music.) The Symphony No.2 (like the Piano Concerto) offers some of Rachmaninoff’s most beautiful and unforgettable themes. Absolute or not, the music gives the listener irresistible romance and imagery that clearly blazed a trail for later lyric composers, including some of Broadway’s best. Eric Carmen had a hit in 1976 (says Wikipedia) with “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again,” using the main theme from the third movement, and I couldn’t help hearing Meredith Wilson’s beautiful “Till There Was You,” from “The Music Man” as well. Needless to say, in Rachmaninoff’s hands the music is simply transporting and unfolds forever. Two Russian pieces, and the Phil’s season is off to a tremendous start. Next on the agenda comes the Duxbury Concert Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Now an annual tradition, this year’s show is titled “Let’s Dance,” and features Duxbury’s Beth MacLeod, mezzo-soprano, singing a variety of magical parts. Also on the program, Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring: Suite” (original version) and Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town: 3 Dance Episodes.” That’s the one with “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town, the Bronx is up, and the Battery’s down…” But don’t worry. No way can this jinx the Red Sox. The World Series will be over by then, and we can hope “the Bronx’ll be down” one more time.

Join Duxbury Youth Softball
We are looking for parents to join the DYS team. We had a great year in 2009 and are looking to make 2010 even better! Join us Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Setter Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Bring your comments, suggestions, and criticism to help us and your daughter(s).

Dragons Fall Sports Schedule
Revised schedule as of October 5
Sept. 11 Sept. 17 Sept. 25 oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 26 Football bR over Dux 28-7 0-1 Plymouth N. over Dux 14-0 0-2 Dux over Quincy 33-7 1-2 Dux over Hanover 17-0 2-2 Pembroke Home 7:00 North Quincy Home 7:00 Silver Lake Away 1:00 Whitman-Hanson Home 7:00 Hingham Away 2:30 Scituate Home 7:00 Marshfield Home 10:00 boyS’ SoCCER Dux over Marshfield Dux over Silver lake Dux over Scituate Dux ties W-H Dux over N. Quincy Dux over Hingham Rockland Hanover Middleboro Quincy Pembroke Silver Lake Scituate Whitman-Hanson Hingham Plymouth North Marshfield GiRlS’ SoCCER Silver lake over Dux Dux over Scituate Dux over W-H Dux over N. Quincy Dux over b. Fenwick Dux over Hingham Rockland Hanover Middleboro Quincy Pembroke Silver Lake Scituate Whitman-Hanson North Quincy Hingham Pembroke Cohasset Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 6 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Sept. 29 oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 GiRlS’ CRoSS CouNtRy Dux over Hingham 23-38 Scituate over Dux 25-30 Mcintyre invitational FP Dux over Hanover 23-36 Rockland over Dux 28-28 Dux over Silver lake 22-36 W-H over Dux 15-46 Middleboro Quincy Quincy Quincy No. Quincy Quincy Pembroke Away Randolph Home All League Meet S. Lake 1-0 1-1 tba 2-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 3:00

Music and art unite at the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s opening night on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. “Artful Caring” is the theme for the evening, which includes a fundraiser for NVNA and Hospice and Campus of Caring, both non-profit organizations dedicated to providing end of life care and services to residents of the South Shore. The evening begins with a pre-concert wine tasting, at North Hill Country Club, 47 Merry St., from 5-6:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets for the wine tasting are available; tickets are $75 for the wine tasting and concert. Tickets for the concert are $50. Proceeds benefit the hospice program at NVNA and Hospice and the development of a hospice house, the mission of Campus of Caring. NVNA and Hospice serves over 20 communities on the South Shore with certified home health care and hospice programs as well as many free community support groups and educational forums. Campus of Caring plans to open a hospice house on the South Shore for residents

Atlantic Symphony season opens at PAC

who need end-of-life care in a home-like setting. The ticket deadline is Oct. 16; for more information or to purchase tickets, call 781-659-2342. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Jin Kim will present a pre-concert lecture at the Performing Arts Center. Kim is in his second season as Music Director of the Orchestra and, prior to the orchestra’s name change, served as Music Director of Hingham Symphony Orchestra for 10 seasons. The 7:30-9:30 p.m. concert includes three generations of master composers inspired by people or places with personal meaning. The orchestra will perform Haydn’s “Symphony No. 6 ‘Le Matin;’” Copland’s “Three Latin American Sketches” and Mussorgsky/ Ravel “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Atlantic Symphony adds its own interpretation of “artful music,” in this musical program and with a gallery of artwork inspired by Pictures at an Exhibition. A reception with refreshments follows the concert. For tickets or more information, please call 781-659-2342.

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FiElD HoCKEy Dux over Marshfield 3-0 1-0 Dux over Silver lake 4-1 2-0 Dux over Notre Dame 4-0 3-0 Dux over Pembroke 3-0 4-0 Dux over Hingham 2-0 5-0 b. Fenwick over Dux 3-2 5-1 Dux over Middleboro 6-0 6-1 Dux ties Hanover 0-0 6-1-1 Scituate Away 4:00 Silver Lake Home 3:45 Pembroke Away 4:00 Hingham Home 4:00 Middleboro Away 3:30 Hanover Home 7:30 Scituate Home 3:45 Hopkinton Away 4:00 Notre Dame Away 4:00 Marshfield Away 4:00 boyS’ GolF Xaverian over Dux Dux over Silver lake Dux over Sandwich Dux over Scituate Dux over W-H Dux over N. Quincy Dux over Hingham Dux over Rockland Dux over Hanover Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Pembroke Silver Lake Scituate Whitman-Hanson North Quincy Hingham Sandwich B.C. High Barnstable

boyS’ CRoSS CouNtRy Dux over Hingham 24-32 Dux over Scituate 20-42 Mcintyre invitational 11th Dux over Hanover 17-46 Dux over Rockland 15-50 Dux over Silver lake 27-28 W-H over Dux 25-32 Middleboro Quincy Quincy Quincy No. Quincy Quincy Pembroke Away Randolph Home All League Meet S. Lake

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DHS Athletic Dept. 781-934-7668

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Duxbury Clipper


Dragons’ Den
Sports Editor Mike Halloran •
The goals are now coming in waves, so any opponent standing in the way of the Lady Dragon offense better have a life jacket on hand. Averaging over four goals
Duxbury Hingham By Mike Halloran, SportS editor SportS@duxBuryclipper.coM

Lady Dragon soccer drubs Hingham
destroyed the Harborwomen, 6-0, to run their record to 5-1. While Hingham looked to be in the game early with a corner kick that was batted away by Duxbury goalie Emily Brook and a direct kick from 25 yards out that made it over the crossbar, the endless Lady Dragon assault on Hingham goalie Katie Walsh proved to be too much. Senior Caitlin Burke got the offense rolling for Duxbury midway through the first half, as she took a pass from junior Melissa Gavin and dribbled around a defender, firing her shot into the far right corner for a 1-0 lead. Burke would return the favor 15 minutes later, as she spotted Gavin heading down the middle of the field and placed her pass perfectly, enabling her partner to bury her shot to Walsh’s right for a 2-0 lead. There was no stopping Coach Emerson Coleman’s fired up offense, as freshman Laura Nee got into the action as well, taking a beautiful feed from Gavin and sliding her shot past Walsh into the far left corner at the 38:44 mark of the first half. The Harborwomen appeared to make a dent in the Duxbury lead opening the second half, but the goal was disallowed, further depressing the Hingham offense that knew it was in for an uphill battle. Sophomore midfielder Lily Peterson ended any comeback hopes for Hingham eight minutes into the half, as she rifled a shot from 10 yards outside the box, catching Walsh flatfooted as she watched the shot elude her and settle in the left corner of the net for a 4-0 Duxbury lead.


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a game in their last four wins, the Lady Dragons stepped it up a notch in their first battle of the season with Hingham and

The Gavin-Burke tandem teamed up one more time, as Gavin took a feed from Burke and toyed with the Hingham defense before beating Walsh for a 5-0 lead, enabling Coleman to clear his bench for the rest of the game and insert Jen Cusick in goal Sophomore Sophie Dubuisson finished off the scoring for the Lady Dragons when she took a pass from senior Riley Mackin and lofted a shot high over Walsh’s head that settled into the back left corner of the net.

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series at the 25-yard line where Startzell came on to attempt a 42-yard field goal. He had plenty of leg and accuracy on this one, as it cleared the crossbar easily for a more comfortable 9-0 lead with 4:30 left on the clock. Cote registered another sack of Johnson back to the Hanover 14-yard line, and the Dragon defense kept pushing the Indians back to the 10, where they were forced to punt. Getting the ball at the Hanover 27, it took just one play for Duxbury to put the game out of reach when Haffey took off on a QB keeper and raced into the right corner of the end

zone. The junior also took it in on the two-point conversion for the final points of the night. The victory saw the return of senior running back Bobby Murphy, who carried six times for 38 yards, and also saw another excellent performance from sophomore Henry Buonagurio, who torched the Hanover defense for 58 yards on seven carries. “Our defense played great for the third straight week. They were tremendous. We have a lot of sophomores out there and each week they get better and better,” said Maimaron. “I thought Cote played a great game tonight and Kramer did too. It’s just nice to get back to 2-2.”

Harvest Moon Benefit on tap
oFF to tHE RaCES: Qb Kane Haffey takes off on his 27-yard tD run

Boys’ soccer stays unbeaten
last Tuesday night in Duxbury, and both teams played conservatively in the first half, producing a 0-0 halftime score. The stalemate didn’t last long, as the hosts struck immediately in the first minute of the second half, as senior captain Tommy Drummy headed in a corner kick by Morgan Dwinell from close range for what proved to be the gamewinner. It didn’t take long for the Dragons to get an insurance tally, as Dwinell started the action once again with a header down the right side. Senior Greg Loreaux ran onto the ball and dribbled past two Harbormen before centering the ball to senior captain Daniel

Join Crossroads for Kids for their 16th annual Harvest Moon Benefit to be held at Camp Wing on Oct. 17 from 6:3011:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by the band Despite Dwight, dinner, silent auction, raffle and more! The event is limited to ages 21 and up. Tickets are $60 online, and $70 at door www.

Coach John Tocci knew he had the best defense in the Patriot League, and after last week’s 2-0 shutout of Hingham there is little doubt he knows what he is talking about.

By Mike Halloran, SportS editor SportS@duxBuryclipper.coM

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Registering its fifth shutout in six games, Duxbury remains undefeated (5-0-1) and atop the league standings with a busy week on tap. The Dragons knew they had their hands full when they took on perennial nemesis Hingham

Sangster, who took it into the middle. Sangster was brought down in the box and converted the resulting penalty kick with a blast from the charity stripe. Nurturing their comfortable lead, the Dragons slowed down the pace of the game with excellent ball control, as the stellar defensive play of seniors Steve Blout, Pat Charland, Mark Brady and David Hemingway earned goaltender Max Cote another shutout. After traveling to Hanover for a game with the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., the Dragons will stay on the road with a 4 p.m. game in Middleboro on Friday.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Field hockey settles for tie with Hanover
After opening the week with another impressive win in a 6-1 trouncing of Middleboro, the Lady Dragons set their sights on payback for one of the most crushing defeats in Duxbury field hockey history. With a chance for a share of the Patriot League title last year on Hanover’s home field, the Lady Dragons saw their dream come crashing to the ground when a foul at the buzzer gave the Indians a penalty stroke that tied the game and cost Duxbury the title. This time out, the Lady
By Mike Halloran, SportS editor SportS@duxBuryclipper.coM

Dragons were well aware that Hanover wasn’t intimidated by Duxbury’s record (6-1) and they would have to be at their
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best. While the Lady Dragons did manage to control the action, they had trouble getting shots on net through a stingy Hanover defense, and had to

settle for a 0-0 tie. “We use our wings a lot and they were really tough on their outside defense, keeping us from getting off many shots,” said Coach Pam Manly. “They are a well-coached team and they are tough. They play a strong game and we were up to it. We play a little more of a finesse game than they do, but a big tough team like they are stopped us from getting inside to their goal.” After taking on Scituate on Monday, the Lady Dragons will entertain Silver Lake on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m.

SPlit DECiSioN: Duxbury’s lila Haffey dribbles between a pair of Hanover defenders. Photo by Mike Halloran

Duxbury Youth Soccer will hold tryouts for any players interested in placement on one of the top two (“Select”) teams in the U12 and in the U14 age groups for the upcoming 2010 spring travel season. All age groups, from U10 and older, will compete in inter-town competitive play in the spring, as part of Coastal League. However, placement on one of the top two (“Select”) teams in the U12 and U14 age groups is in part based on, and requires participation in, the upcoming spring season tryouts. All tryouts are at the Lincoln St. field on Oct. 17 and 24 (off Lincoln Street, between #512 and #578; entrance is a dirt drive) at the times listed below: Saturday, Oct. 17: Mandatory tryouts for U12 and U14 will take place at the following times: • Girls Under-14, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (checkin at 8 a.m.) • Boys Under-14, 10:30-12:30 p.m. (checkin at 10 a.m.) • Boys Under-12, 1-3 p.m. (check-in at 12:30 p.m.) • Girls Under-12, 3-5 p.m. (check-in at 2:30 p.m.) (In order for tryouts to start as scheduled, all candidates must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to check in and be assigned a numbered pinney.) Note: Any player who cannot attend the first tryout must submit a letter, signed by parent, to their Age Group Coordinator within 48 hours of that event, stating why they were absent. Letters may be submitted to the AGC in advance as well. Saturday, Oct. 24: A second mandatory tryout may be required for any and all players. Participants will be notified within 48 hours of the first

DYSA Spring Season Tryouts

tryout on Oct. 17 whether they are required to attend a second tryout on Oct. 24. Please save this date in the event a tryout is held. If required, the times of the second tryouts will be as follows: • Girls Under-14, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (checkin at 8 a.m.) • Boys Under-14, 10:30-12:30 p.m. (checkin at 10 a.m.) • Boys Under-12, 1-3 p.m. (check-in at 12:30 p.m.) • Girls Under-12, 3-5 p.m. (check-in at 2:30pm) Tryouts will take place in the rain, unless electrical storms are present, or unless heavy rains make fields unplayable. In the event that inclement weather requires rescheduling, tryouts dates will be moved back by one weekend. A notice will be placed on as early as possible prior to the tryouts if a cancellation is necessary. Please note that depending on weather, some tryouts may take place even if others are canceled on the same day. All players interested in trying out must be registered for the spring season prior to the tryout date (by Friday, Oct. 16). Registration can be done at Contact the Registrar if you have any registration questions. Players chosen to play on spring Select teams are expected to attend all DYSA soccer games and practices during the spring season. Please review the full spring commitment letter that families will be required to sign in order to participate, available . If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Age Group Coordinator for your age group prior to the tryout. Age Group Coordinator e-mail addresses are listed, on the “Board of Directors” page under the “Contact Us” tab.

Golfers clinch tournament berth
They have now won 10 matches in a row, and it seems unlikely they’ll get much of a challenge until the last week of the regular season against BC High. With wins over Hanover
Duxbury Hanover By Mike Halloran, SportS editor SportS@duxBuryclipper.coM


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(241-254), Middleboro (4230), and Quincy (45-27) last week, the Dragons now stand at 10-1 with nine matches left on the regular season schedule and visions of a serious run at winning a state title. Duxbury has been head and shoulders above its competition this year, except for the season opener with Xaverian. Since that loss they have been in cruise control, and it doesn’t look like they are ready to hit the off button anytime soon.

Jonathan Stoddard continues to lead his team in just about every match with a different supporting cast each time out. In the win over Hanover, Kevin Kuckuk got his chance to shine with a round of 38 that included a birdie and four pars, while Curtis Owen was consistent with six pars in his round of 39. Stoddard took a backseat with a score of 40 (4 pars), while Bobby O’Brien matched his captain with his own round of 40 (4 pars). Billy Curley (41/4 pars) and James Magner (43/3 pars) closed out the scoring for the Dragons. In their second road match of the week, Duxbury knocked off Middleboro with Magner leading the way with a 7-par effort and a score of 38. O’Brien (39/a birdie/4 pars), and the trio of Kuckuk (3 birds/ a par), Owen (a bird/5 pars), and freshman Cam Daley (a bird/4 pars), who shot 40 completed the scoring for the Dragons. On Wednesday afternoon the Dragons will travel to Silver Lake for a 3:30 p.m. match and will return home on Thursday to face Scituate.

October fun at Before and After Dark
Try something new and exciting this month by enrolling in a Before and After Dark class. Interested in re-starting your French language skills and learning about French culture? Try our Re-Introduction to French class, offered for six Wednesday evenings beginning on Oct. 14. Two cooking classes are featured in October, Souper Soups on Oct. 13, where students rt s will learn to make stock and then five different types of easy, delicious6 6 8 2 soups. On Oct. 27, 781.934. there will be an Autumn Dinner Party class, with a varied menu including spinach salad, goat cheese stuffed chicken, smashed root vegetable medley, and a cappuccino crème brulee. Do you have a book idea stuck in your head? Enroll in Getting Published: Get Started on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for a workshop to guide you through the initial steps of getting published. Classes in Reducing the Cost of College, Art and Finance, Retirement Planning, Estate Tax, and Transitions, Downsizing, and Reverse Mortgages are also scheduled for October. traits Rounding out the offerings for the month are “You’re On the Air” a one night workshop on Oct. 15 where students learn how to really make it in voice-overs, and Rita Lapointe’s Dog School, a six week social experience for dog and trainer on Friday afternoons beginning on 7 1 . 9 3 4 6 6 Before and AfOct. 16. Course details and pricing information can be accessed8through .the 8 2 ter Dark link on the Duxbury Public Schools Web site ( or by calling the Before and After Dark office at 781-934-7633.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Duxbury Clipper


Cross-country starts out at 5-1

Freshman Robin Rader (DHS ’09) was the top cross-country finisher for the UMass-Boston Beacons at the CCRI invitational on Saturday… Westfield State senior Alicia Chandler (DHS ’06) played in the midfield on Saturday for the Owls and had a big day, scoring a goal and recording 2 assists in an 8-0 soccer rout of MA Maritime… Boston College sailing team member Chris Protasewich (DHS ’06) helped lead the Eagles to a first-place finish at the Rader Larry White Trophy, New England Sloop Championship. Protasewich and his teammates posted some incredible results, finishing outside of the top three places only two times in the ten-race series. For the team’s fantastic performance, Chris was one of four sailors named NEISA’s Coed Sailors of the Week… Senior Garrett Sprague (DHS ’06) and his UMaine-Farmington soccer team won two shutouts this week over Green Mountain (3-0) and Castleton State (2-0)… Senior Tyler Sangster (DHS ’06) scored one goal and assisted on the tying goal in OT as the Hawks tied Franklin Pierce last Wednesday, 2-2…. Senior Jack Shields (BCHS ’06) and his Virginia Cavalier football team knocked off North Carolina, 16-3, on Saturday in Sprague Chapel Hill, NC… Emmanuel College junior captain Catherine Dunphy (DHS ’07) dropped her singles match, 6-1/6-2, but came back to win 8-2 in second doubles in a 5-4 loss to Emerson… Sophomore Colleen Connolly’s (DHS ’08) UConn field hockey team dropped their first game of the year in a 3-1 loss to Princeton over the weekend… Sophomore Jordyn Krall’s (DHS ’08) UNH soccer team knocked off Hartford, 2-1, on Sunday in CT… St. Michael’s sophomore Tom Perekslis (DHS ’08) finished 30th at the Vermont X-C Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday in Johnston, VT… Cornell sophomore Murphy goalkeeper Kelly Murphy (DHS ’08) suffered a heartbreaking loss in a 2-1 soccer decision to Penn on Friday in Philadelphia… Freshman Shane DiBona’s (DHS ’09) Iowa Hawkeyes won their ninth straight game with a 24-21 win over Arkansas State on Saturday in Iowa City… Freshman Tristen Chin (DHS ’09) and her Wellesley College soccer team won their second straight game with a 4-0 win over Mt Holyoke on Saturday…
By Mike Halloran, SportS editor SportS@duxBuryclipper.coM

FREE FoR all: the Duxbury boys’ cross-country team at the start of their tri-meet with Patriot league foes Whitman-Hanson and Silver lake. Photos by Geoff McKinley

oNE aND DuNN: Coach Mark Dunn and members of his DHS cross-country team ran the Falmouth Mile in September. team members include: brendan Meehan, Jason angel, Greg bray, billy Jewell, Cameron Myette, lucas Woyciechowski and Jonathan McKinley.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”
-Henry David Thoreau

Live Deliberately This Autumn!
Come Back To Church this Fall

First Parish Church
Unitarian Universalist
A liberal religious church serving Duxbury, Marshfield & surrounding communities.

DyNaMiC Duo: the one two punch of ann Steele and lauren bittrich.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”

Treasure Chest
Furnishings Ethan Allen Versailles chair in yellow, raspberry, pale olive plaid $400; Ethan Allen accent chair with wood carvings, custom fabric $350; Ethan Allen country french collection oval coffee table $250; three tier rectangular end table, walnut finish $100. 781-934-0505 Antique Hepplewhite Bureau Hepplewhite bowfront bureau with bone teardrop keyholes, 36 1/2”high, 43” wide, bow is 22 1/2” deepest, 18” at sides. Asking $1700. Circa 1800. Family heirloom. Call 508-747-0524.

Climbing the Career Ladder

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. Emailed photo available upon request. Call 617-875-1990.

Weekend Scavengers �
Great Yard Sale Sat., Oct. 10, 9-2. 217 Depot St., Duxbury. Rain date, Sun., Oct. 11. Dealer’s vintage inventory, home goods, books. Dealers welcome. 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.

Weekend Scavengers
Multi Family Yard Sale Sat. Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 21 Harrison Street, Duxbury. Some of everything. Come early to grab the best items. Lots of great things, too much to list! Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 11.

Treasure Chest
Modular Kennel System Almost new. Fencemaster chain link unit, 7’ x 12’ x 70”. Comes with a doghouse. Asking $475 or best offer. Call 781-293-9491. Instrument Sale Why rent an instrument for your child when you can own for less? 1 1/2 size violin for sale. Great condition. Also, one single French Horn. Also, in great condition. Call Karen, 781-934-5969.

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.

Duxbury Fire Department Firefighters/Paramedics Successful applicants must pass a comprehensive general knowledge exam, oral assessment, physical exam and a state mandated physical agility test as per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resource Division. Candidates will be subject to an extensive background check. Upon hiring, candidates are required to attend and successfully complete Firefighter I/II Certification Training and attendance at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Application packets will be available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Central Station, 668 Tremont Street. Exam fee $50.00, a successful applicants will be placed on Selection List for two years. Application Deadline: October 30, 2009. Test Date: November 7, 2009. EOE Part Time Driver PT driver wanted to drive a student to/from Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable 3 days weekly. Please call 781-291-9097 or 781-291-9288.

Homeward Bound
Room For Rent Duxbury Nice fully furnished room with tv and house privileges. Utilities included. $150 per week Male non-smoker. Call 781-934-2879. House for Rent Plymouth-Four rooms,1 BR carriage house, estate setting, just minutes to ocean beach. Hardwood and tile, fenced yard, pets on approval. Washer, dryer, trash removal. $1250/mo. includes most utilities. First, last and security. 508-224-3929. Duxbury Rental Pristine 4BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on beautiful lot with ocean/marsh views. Fabulous first floor master suite w/ private deck. LL office and den, C/A, 2-car garage, quiet neighborhood, minutes to Rt. 3. $3000/month. C-21, Mary, 781-858-9928 Trouble Selling Your Home? Currently renting house in Duxbury for $2000/mo. Looking for a rent-to-own home or townhouse in Duxbury. Sale price $300,000-$400,000. Must have 3 BR, 1.5 ba. Will be ready to buy in 12-24 months. Call 847-361-8851, 781-452-7027. Short Term Rental 2 BR, 2 bath charming Standish Shore Cape. Furnished with W/D and modern appliances. Flexible availablity until spring. Ideal location, walk to beach. No smoking/pets. First month, last month, security deposit. References. $1300/mo., plus utilities. 781-789-7847.

Yard Sale 53 Kristin Rd., Plymouth. Sat., Oct. 10, 8-2. Yard Sale Sat. Oct. 10, 9 to 1 p.m. 166 Marshall Street, Duxbury. Emptying storage unit of furniture! Also fabric and notions, household items. Yard Sale Sat., Oct. 10, 10-4. Household items, decorative pieces, clothing, lots of things. 68 Depot St., Duxbury. Rain date, Sunday.

Climbing the Career Ladder
Garden Helper Needed Must be strong for digging, raking, outdoor work. Some experience helpful. Some afternoons and weekends in Autumn. $7-11/hr depending on skill, enthusiasm. Please call 781-934-9070. Elderly Caregiver Needed Seeking full time elderly caregiver to live full-time in house in Duxbury. If you are a nurse or studying to be a nurse, or have experience with the elderly and would like to live free while taking care of our mother and be paid a certain amount, please call me 240-485-6180 for more information. Part Time Nanny Duxbury resident seeking part-time nanny, approx. 15-20 hours a week, mainly weekday afternoons. Light housekeeping. Must have car. Email background info to heather at 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).

Multi Family Yard Sale Sat., Oct. 10, 8-noon. 27 Evergreen St., Duxbury. The best of everything: Boy’s lacrosse equipment, sailing gear, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, T. Hilfiger, antiques, bikes, skis, jewelry, home accents, kid’s items. Rain or shine.

Garage Sale Sat. and Sun. Oct. 10 and 11. 9-2. 769 Center St. (Rt 36) Pembroke. Antiques, collectibles, ephemera, dolls galore, baseball cards/collectibles, oil lamps, tools, household and much more.

Treasure Chest
Mini Rex and Dwarf Bunnies for sale. 1, 2. and 3 months old. Make good pets. Can be housebroken. Only $15 each. Call 781-294-8823. Complete Kids’ Bedroom Set Bunk beds with mattresses, desk, two bureaus and mirror. Like new. Originally $2,500+. asking $1,000. Wooden kitchen table and 2 benches, $50. Wooden entertainment center, $100. Call 781-934-0978. 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. 781-244-3563.

China Cabinet For Sale Beautiful cherry Colonial Furniture china cabinet. Like new. Interior lighting, glass shelving. $800 or best offer. Call 781-248-7278. Fall Rug Sale Oct. 1st - 30th We are staying, economy is picking up. Great new and old rugs of all sizes and colors at 40-75% off. Handwashing, expert repairs on rugs & tapestries, refringing, reweaving & overcasting. Oriental Express Iranian Oriental Rugs, 45 Depot Street, Duxbury. 781-934-5100, 781-640-5100. Musical Instruments Lightly used violin, flute and clarinet with cases. Call 781-934-0181. Entertainment Center Solid oak, glass doors. 4’x5’x21”. Great storage. Paid $650, now $150. Call 781-934-2923. Vermont Castings Stove Encore Catalytic, model 2550. Burgundy. $1000. Call Don, 781-826-0967.

Yard Sale Sat., Oct. 10, 8-noon. 224 St. George Street, Duxbury. Antiques, furniture, toys, clothing, household goods and more.

Duxbury Yard Sale Sat., Oct. 10 8-4, 130 Enterprise St., Rte. 3A (running north from Millbrook Motors) Some furniture, chairs, antiques, large apple butter bucket. Something for everyone! Come at 4 and Buy Us Out!

Place your order: 781-934-2811

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Homeward Bound
Downtown Plymouth Fully furnished (desk, credenza, bookcase and chair), professional office located in recently renovated, historic building. Perfect situation for attorney, accountant (satellite office?) $650 month includes utilities, cable internet and access to conference room. Call 508-747-8855. Kingston Apt. For Rent Very large studio, estate setting, private, separate entrance. Furnished. Convenient location. All utilities including Direct TV. $975/mo. 781-585-9867. Duxbury 1 BR Apt. Large one BR for rent in Hall’s Corner. New kitchen, beautiful wood floors and new windows. Central air. $1050 plus heat and electric. Call 781-264-2476. 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 Duxbury Rental 4/5 BR house available for rent on private 4-acre lot. Short walking distance to town. Pets okay. $2500/month plus utilities. Call 781-934-0181. 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. Not available 11/19 11/30/09. View #322866. Call 781-834-0035. Pinehills Rental Plymouth. Pinehills One Level Living! Winslowe’s View “J” model unfurnished with two bedrooms, two baths, a one-car garage and a very short walk to amenity area with pools, tennis courts, walk/jog trails, charming post office and meeting house. Back deck overlooks the 14th hole on the Nicklaus Golf Course. Rental fee Includes water, sewerage disposal, refuse removal, snow removal, recreational facilities, grounds maintenance and swimming pool. Appliances: range, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer and dryer. One and two-year leases available. Small pets O.K. with restrictions. Built: 2004; Approx. living area: 1100 square feet. Rent: $2100/month. $50 application fee includes background check. Security deposit and special pet deposit required. Contact Jeannie at or 727-898-9744. Fantastic! Stuart, Florida. 3 BR/3 bath Condo. Second and third floor. On golf course with pool and tennis. Steps to intercoastal and five minutes to ocean/beach. Open, airy and fun. (Jan., $3000, Feb., $4000, April, $3000). Call Ann Wyatt, 781-934-5098 or Sidney McClure, 508-954-1871. House for Rent 200 yards to private beach, 3BR, 1 1/2 bath, fireplace, deck, washer, dryer, disposal, new kitchen appliances, gas heat. Available ASAP. $1750/month. Call Tony 781-572-9171.


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Duxbury 2 BR 2nd Floor Apt. One available now, adjoining one available Oct. 15. Modern, safe, quiet, clean apartments with A/C, W/D, no pets, no smoking. Rt. 3A/33 Enterprise St. $1420 first, last, security. Call 781-934-5900 office or 781-934-9130 (cell). Waterfront Year Round Rental Gorgeous views of bay and pond. Furnished 2BR. Large living room opens to galley kitchen. Laundry, gas fireplace, full bathroom with glass shower, patio with large yard. Peaceful, private setting. No smoking/pets. $1450 plus utilities. 617-827-0066.

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Bettencourt’s Walls & Ceilings Painting, drywall finishing, sheet-rocking, water damage, wallpaper stripping. Specializing in interior work. Skim coating over horse hair plaster and textured ceilings a specialty. 25 years experience. Call Steve, 508-833-0546 or 617-922-0944 (cell). Fall Cleanups Need a fall cleanup? I am here to take care of your needs! Raking, cleaning out beds, mowing lawns, small tree removals, and much more. Call 1-339-793-3102 for Tim. Computer Services Specializing in virus removal, PC cleanup and tuneup, data recovery, hardware replacement, wireless networking security, home and small office calls. Excellent local references available. Call John Sousa, 207-459-4050 or email Winter Boat Services Bottom washing, winterizing, shrink wrapping and winter storage! Competitive pricing! Call Jesse's Marine, a full service boat yard and marine store. 508-746-0037. Fall Clean Ups S.P.M. Enterprises is a full service landscape maintenance company that offers fall cleanups, fall hedge trimming, lawn mowing, weeding, mulching, and much more. We are fully insured and offer free estimates. Call Shawn today (781) 264-5595 Custom Interior Woodworking Alterations and interior finish work, built-in cabinets and media systems, historic restoration period design, free design and drafting service. Please call Dave Drew, (h) 781-545-4246 or (c) 617-835-9044. 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. Integrity Painting Interior/exterior painting. Professional quality painting, powerwashing and carpentry work. We also stain decks. Reasonable rates and prompt response. Please call Josh at 781-985-5120 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. House Cleaning Home and/or office cleaning. Many years of experience. References available. Free estimates. Call 508-746-0764 or 781-336-3533. Fall Special Screened loam $16.00 per yard delivered 18 yards or more free delivery. Tighten up muddy driveways before winter. Available recycled asphalt products for drivways and all size stones. Fill for delivery also. 781-640-4642 High School Students Fall Cleanups. Mowing, fertilizing, bush trimming. Call 781-294-4776.


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Plymouth Center Apartment 1 BR, short walk to harbor, off-street parking. High ceilings, 4 bright and sunny rooms. Washer, dryer and dumpster. $850/mo. plus utilities. First, last and security. No pets, no smoking. 508-224-3929.

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Dump Runs Specializing in cleanouts of basements, garages, attics, yard debris, and odds and ends. We also specialize in carpentry, painting, gutter work, and window washing. Best prices, free estimates. Please call or leave a message for Mike, 781-789-3612. Holiday Decorating Ho! Ho! Ho! The holidays are coming quick! Don’t get stuck in the cold hanging lights, wreaths, inflatables, etc. The pros at S.P.M. Enterprises are now offering holiday decorating. We put it up and take it down. Make the holiday season stress-free cheap! Shawn, 781-264-5595. Grades 1-5 Tutor Retired school psychologist, former elementary school teacher, who has been tutoring individual children, has openings to assist your child with reading, literacy skills, and math; as well as organization. Please call Terry, 781-585-9022. Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244. Landscape Construction Small scale design and construction specializing in walls, walkways, patios and plantings. One man operation to make sure the job is done right the first time, every time. Young, reliable, experienced and fast. Call Jonathan Hopfgarten, 781-706-7031.

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Available November 1 Two BR home in Duxbury for rent. Close to Rt. 3. $1,500/month, first, last and security. No pets. Long term lease. Must be seen. 508-758-4090 or cell 508-813-6304. Southern Island Paradise Duxbury Rental Experience private island Charming one bedroom vacationing on beautiful Kiawah apartment for rent in Hall's Island, SC. A spectacular beach, Corner, includes utilities. 5 championship golf courses, 2 $1,150/month. Owner/agent, tennis villages, fine dining and 781-856-5506 more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and Buildable Land/Houselot Wanted island wildlife. Across the street Professional homebuilder looking from the beach. Available year for buildable land or house lot in round by calling 781-585-6203 or Duxbury. Cash paid, 30 day 781-331-5654. closing. Quality construction. Will House to Share build traditional home in keeping with surrounding homes and Antique home on 2.5 acres near landscape. Please call Rt. 3, beach, school and Village Center in Duxbury. Furnished 508-243-7778. bedroom $625 per month (first Halls Corner Victorian First floor apt. includes heat, and last); includes utilities (A/C), electric, snow/lawn service, WIFI, local telephone, cable, and housecleaning. laundry, storage room, fireplace, bi-monthly Available Oct. 10. Call hardwoods, appliances. Bay Hill, 617-953-9444 (cell) or email 508-783-8447. Duxbury Rental 3 BR, 2 bath, W/D, walk to Non-smoker please. schools/library. $1650/mo. plus Year Round Rental utilities, long term lease. Available Five plus bedrooms, four baths. early November. Call In pristine condition (family 508-868-6550, leave message. room, great room etc.) on private lane on Blue Fish River 2 BR Duxbury Apartment with deeded water access. One Close to Village, easy access to of Duxbury’s most desirable Rte. 3. Heat, hot water and locations. Furnished or electricity included. Available unfurnished, $5500 plus immediately. $1200/mo. Call utilities. 617-480-4809 or 508-265-3906. Cozy Cottage - Duxbury Village 617-916-9314. Quaint 2-bedroom house on Office Space for Rent Washington St., between Snug Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second Harbor and Bluefish River, water Call access, big lawn. Perfect for floor, 300 sq. ft. couple returning to Duxbury. 781-934-0809. $1,650/mo. plus utilities. Available now. Call Land-Premier Mtn Development 781-934-7845. 11 acre lot in Sunday River, Duxbury Village Condo Maine area’s most exclusive Second floor Condo in small, development. Beautiful views of quiet condo development in ski trails and valley. Privacy, Hall’s Corner for sale by owner. wooded with brooks. $149K. 2 BR, 1 bath, open floor plan, Permitted and ready to build. light, bright and airy. Over 1100 Only 1 mile to ski lift. Owner, s.f. of living space, convenient 781-929-3859. to shops, restaurants and Duxbury Office Space services. Low condo fees. First floor office suites available Deeded parking. Great rental Rt. 3A/33 Enterprise St. Call history. Offered for $219,900. 781-934-5900 (office), or Call 781-934-7481. Brokers 781-354-9130, cell. welcome.

Lucy’s Magical Cleaning Svcs. Introducing ourselves to your town. Customized, personal attention to your home. Efficient, professional, insured. References available. Call 508-231-6770. Wishing For Less Clutter? Wish you could find what you are looking for when you want it? Wish you could see the back of your closet? Wish no longer. Call Deb, 781-248-7278. She’ll help organize, arrange and de-clutter spaces big and small. Seasoned Firewood Prices have dropped. Call Nessralla’s Farms in Marshfield, 781-834-2833, or go to our website


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Best Firewood In Town Fully seasoned hardwood; oak, maple and cherry. Cut and split. Free local delivery. $350/cord. Call Paul, 781-585-2261. Arborist Tree pruning and removal. Over 20 years experience, UMass degrees in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. Free estimates. Call Steve at 781-733-0429. Mobile Shrink Wrapping Need a boat or patio furniture shrink wrapped for the winter? Jesse's Marine is now offering a mobile service. Fully insured. Call today! 508-746-0037. 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. Window And Gutter Cleaning Let local firefighters brighten your day! Residential and storefront. Pressure washing - house, patio, deck, etc. 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. Math Makes Sense Experienced math tutor will help your child turn the tide of math anxiety. One-to-one tutoring promotes math achievement, confidence, motivation and success. Elementary and Secondary Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry and SAT prep. Call 781-834-3340. Handyman Services Small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, small electric, and pressure washing. Installing storm doors, floating floors, deck and home repairs. Assembly and dis-assembly. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548 or 508-224-9036 Baby Sitting Services Available Responsible seventh grade Duxbury Middle School student available to baby sit for local families. Completed Jordan Hospital baby sitting course. Great with kids. Flexible schedule. Parents can transport. Local references available. Call Michaela at 781-536-8442.

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Computer Specialist Experienced in building, troubleshooting and maintaining computers. Everything from gaming rigs to word processors. Hardware and software. Vista, XP, OSX, and Linux. I also set up networks, printers, etc. Reasonable rates. Call 339-793-3412 or email today. Patio & Walkway Restoration If you have a weedy, sunken patio/walkway, I can make it look new! By powerwashing, lifting sunken areas and poly-sanding, I can bring your patio/walkway back to “like new” condition. Call Jonathan Hopfgarten, 781-706-7031.

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Expert Tutor 2009-2010 Fall-Winter SAT/PSAT prep: Individual and/or small group study and practice for critical thinking, reading comprehension and persuasive essay writing skills development. Also, early admission college essay preparation and MCAS, ACT and AP history tutorials. Dr. Maurice B. Conway, Ph.D., 781-834-8790. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Free deodorizing. Pet odor removal. Leather cleaning. I guarantee you will like the way your carpets look. 508-580-4777. Quality Carpet. 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 Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. Firewood Partially seasoned oak. 16-18” cut/split. $245 per cord (128 cu. ft). Fully seasoned $285. Free delivery. Call Greg Fairbanks, 781-585-6923. Computer Help DHS High School student with strong computer background will help with networking, printers, Windows, Mac, and any computer problem you may have. Very reasonable rates. References available upon request, call 781-285-8767 or see to make an appointment. Tutor - Wilson Reading System Wilson certified Special Education teacher available to tutor students who are reading and spelling below grade level, as well as those students diagnosed with a language based learning disability. Please call 78-582-2475 or email Painting Plus Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. 10% off exterior painting booked this summer. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Tutor Certified teacher with Masters in Education and Organization. Remediate, Review and Advance. Classroom and tutoring experience including ESL. Individualized attention and support with reading, comprehension, writing, science, social studies, math, organizational skills, homework, tests, and projects. Call 508-830-0305. Boat/RV Storage Not sure where to store your boat or RV for the winter? Give us a call; we store them all! We can provide you with storage solutions and piece of mind. Kingston location. Storage Solutions, 617-908-4225 or 781-934-6430.

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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. A1 Top to Bottom Housecleaning Weekly – bi-weekly – monthly. One-time cleanings our specialty. Over 10 yrs. experience. Duxbury refs. Michelle (508) 291-1864. 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. Professional Window Cleaning Prices start at $2.00 We are fully insured. No job too big or small. 10% off when you mention this ad. Please call for free estimate. Mike 781-789-3612 Babysitter Available Experienced babysitter available. Recent college grad. Flexible hours. References available. Email or call 781-264-7456. Part-Time Nanny/Sitter Mature and loving sitter available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and nights. Excellent local references. Extensive infant care experience. Please call 781-585-9545. Cleaning Moms Tired of your to-do-list never ending? Is housework always on your list? Let “cleaning moms” clean for you. We come into your home and give you a free estimate. Fully insured. Please call us at 508-245-5950. Fall Cleanups Now booking fall cleanups! Free estimates. Fast friendly service. No job too small. Call Bill, 781-264-4027. Get expert computer help and advice. Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist and QuickBooks Pro Advisor in Duxbury. Why pay more for geeks? 781-934-9800. Absolute Removal No job too small. Junk removal, basement cleanouts - attic - shed etc. Fast and reliable service 7 days a week. Free estimates. Call 781-588-4036 or e-mail

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Gutter and Yard Cleanup We specialize in raking and removing leaves, small trees, branches and yard debris. Any and all junk removed, inside and out. We also clean gutters, install gutter guards, and wash windows. Please call Mike at 781-789-3612. 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. Carpentry/Cleaning Services General carpentry, cleaning services, power washing, and window cleaning. Good references and free estimates. Call us now, 781-351-1988 or 781-901-2820. Literacy/Math Tutor Certified elementary (1-6) teacher available to help your child develop strong reading, writing, math and organizational skills. I'll provide individualized instruction that will meet the needs of your child and your family. Contact Moira, 781-934-7730 or email, Speech/Language Therapist with over 20 years experience available in your home or mine. Specializing in pediatrics including autism spectrum and augmentative communication needs. ASHA certified, state licensed, DOE licensed. Please call Tijen Fitz-Patrick, 617-877-2750 or email Small Family Yard Care Service Tee-Time Landscaping, specializing in family yard care and property maintenance. Fall clean-ups, mowings, final fertilization, plantings, overseeding, design, modifications, handyman services and clean-outs. Snowblower service, too. Tommy T., 508-889-3010. All American Cleaning Very responsible, reliable and efficient. Same people each time. In business for over nine years. Many local references. Call for free no obligation estimate. Call 781-799-7478, 781-424-3368 (cell phones) or email House Cleaning Residential cleaning. Reasonable rates. References available. Free estimate. Call 781-878-2077.

Conserve Energy/ Save $$$ Industrial energy saving technology now available for home use. Save an average of 10-20% a month on your electric bill! Provides whole house surge protection. Helps the environment. Pays for itself in approx 2-3 years. Visit Winterize Your Lawn Take care of things now and prevent problems for next year. Kill weeds, aerate, overseed, fertilize and take necessary measures to prevent disease and winter kill. Irrigation and winterization also available. Call Growing Green Turf Solutions, 413-447-5994 The $100 Detail Is Back Hate to say it but winter is approaching! Want your interior cleaned up and paint protected for up to 9 months? Call Snug Harbor Detailing for an appointment today. Cars start at only $100! 617-571-3679. Expert Stump Grinding 40 years experience. 12” below grade. Stump cutting specialist. Free estimates. Call Bob Reardon at 781-826-4774 or cell phone 617-694-7233. Rute Cleaner Many years of experience with excellent references. Specializing in house and office cleaning. Call anytime for free estimate. Speak with Humberto, 508-732-0182 or 774-454-4982.

Pruning & Trimming Hazardous Removals Vista & Land Clearing Stump Grinding & Removals Aerial Work

713 Property Management and Maintenance. Duxbury resident will manage your home during absence but not limited to: weekly or bi-weekly security/safety checks, manage construction projects, repairs if needed, snow plowing, tenant contact. References available. Call or e-mail or 781-934-5440/781-635-8101. Home Health Care Offering nurses employed as companions and caretakers for the elderly. Flexible hours, reasonable rates. Call Loretta, 508-587-1542 or Darlene, 781-828-2822.

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unltd Sahara 4x4. Steel blue metallic/gray interior. Automatic, A/C, remote start, dual tops, power windows/locks, sound system, Sirius satellite radio, IPOD adapter, trailer hitch, foglamps, halogen headlamps, Supplemental front seat side airbags. 28,500 miles. Rides great. Detailed every 6 months. 10’ Fiberglass Dinghy W/ Trailer 1993 white fiberglass Blue Fin pram with trailer. $690 or best offer. Call 781-585-4648.

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13’ Boston Whaler 1986. Clean. Very good condition. 35 HP Johnson, 2000 engine with very low hours. 2000 Easy Loader trailer. Yours for $5,300. 781-934-6002.

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1996 Audi A6 Quattro Silver black leather. 2.8 liter V6 all wheel drive. Power seats, windows, locks, roof, brakes (ABS), steering. Heated seats, mirrors, locks. A/C, Audi cassette stereo, cruise control. Runs great, no rust. 184k highway miles. $3,200 BO. 781-934-9010.

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2002 Hydra-Sports CC 2002 Hydra-Sports with 150 Johnson engine. Full electronics, runs great. A lot of room for a 21. Priced to sell, $16,500. 401-640-4370. 2001 Audi A6 Wagon Fully loaded, leather, sun roof, heated seats, new brakes, new Michelins. Great condition. 145,000 miles. Asking $6500. Call George, 781-603-5640. 2000 VW Cabrio Convertible GL Excellent condition, 73,500 miles. Dark green exterior with dark green top, tan leather interior, air cond., power windows, power locks, alloy wheels, 4-speed automatic, stereo with cassette tape. $6,000 or best offer. Call for details, 781-582-1325.

Sailboat for Sale 30’ blue water sailboat built in Germany, center cockpit with aft cabin, sleeps 5, 1980, LOA 30', beam 10', draft 5'6", 20 HP diesel, forced air heating system, location Plymouth harbor, mooring avail. for '09. $22,500 201-314-7637

2000 Honda Magna Black. Only 300 miles on it. 750cc engine. Looks brand new. Paid $8000. Loud muffler, cover and original muffler included in reduced price of $3499. Call Quan, 781-985-0363 (cell) or 781-447-7227 (work) for more information.

1995 Harley Sportster 1200CC Engine, two tone red paint. This machine is in like new condition with less than 900 miles. Has after market mufflers otherwise stock. Cover and original mufflers included in price of $4475. 781-934-6248. Boat Shrinkwrapping Shrinkwrapping at your location. Quality materials, experienced professional services. Shattuck Dockside Detailing. Call 508-833-0211. Website:

2005 Nissan Quest 3.5SE Van Mint condition. 39,000 miles. Automatic everything, full airbag system, traction control, electronic stability control, ABS, Bose sound system, skylight roof, power moonroof, driver seat memory and much more. Asking $14,750. Ask for Tom, 781-837-6053.

21' Doral 1995, 4.3 L Merc I/O, cuddy cabin, low hours, great condition. Includes trailer, skis and more. Regularly maintained and locally serviced. Inside winter storage, ready for this season. $6,500 or best offer. Call Paul at 781-389-7448 or 781-934-8188.

2003 Honda Accord Coupe Red 2003 Honda Accord coupe. Only 63,000 miles. Perfect condition. Every option. Asking $11,500. Call 781-294-4750 or email 2004 Sportster $5,499 obo 2004 883 Harley Davidson Sportster for sale. Well maintained, only 2,000 miles, screaming eagle pipes and other chrome add-ons. $5,499 or best offer. Call 781-934-9189 BMW 99 528i Midnight Blue Excellent condition. Dealership maintained. 108K. Leather, loaded, moonroof, automatic. Heated Sts/whl. Great safe car. $7695. Call 781-760-0008.

25’ Cape Dory Very good condition. Many extras: two sets of sails, Nissan long shaft motor (30 hours of use), new depth sounder, roller reefing, head and holding tank, dodger, and much more. Also a small dinghy. Priced to sell, $4500. 781-837-2591. 1997 19’ Grady White Model #192 Tournament 19’ dual console. 1997 150HP Yamaha salt water series engine with low hours. Full canvas enclosure/VHF radio/GPS. 8’ beam. Professionally maintained, excellent condition. Seats 8. Easily seen. Call evenings, 508-209-0306. $13,500.

Nauset 28 Bridge Deck 1998. Great cruising boat. Excellent condition. $77,500. For particulars, please call owner, 508-255-3332. 2000 17 'Bristol Skiff Built by Holby Marine; center console, cooler seat, Mercury 30HP 4-stroke, completely overhauled Aug '09. Oversized Venture trailer. $7000. 781-934-6417; 617-240-5782.

1920's Racing Sloop "Bonfire" is for sale. 20'6", classic elegant lines with lots of overhang. Completely rebuilt to new condition. Beautiful mahogany brightwork, Nat Wilson Sails, Jim Reineck blocks, full canvas covers, galvanized trailer. Perfect for the bay. $17,500. Call Steve, 781-934-0363. 1983 Laser with two 6” ports. Good condition. $1500. Call 781-934-5560.

2003 Mercedes E320 Excellent condition. Everest green with tan leather. New Michelins. 80K miles. $14,000. Call 781-254-1479

Nantucket Skiff 17' Center Console by Roth Boats. Recently completely refurbished by builder. Brand new 40HP Yamaha 4-stroke with full warranty. Trailer included. $12,900. 781-929-1135 or

Fishing Kayak 2008 Ocean Kayak Trident 15 with rod pod, sonar shield, Comfort Plus seat back, etc. Perfect for fishing on the bay. Like new. $850 OBO. Call 781-452-7040. Alcort Sunfish 12'6". White with green, complete with sail, boom, mast, all rigging. Really good shape, great fun for young or old this summer! $700 or BO, no trailer. Call Wayne 508-889-4228 (cell).

Toyota Celica Convertible 1999 with only 110,000 miles. Limited Edition, blue with black leather. Very good condition, excellent in winter as well as top down. Kelly Blue Book price at $6,700. Local call, Ellen and Steve at 781-934-5091.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LWB 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LWB. 50K miles, loaded. Automatic, A/C, CD changer, running boards, tow hitch, hard and soft top, etc. Black exterior w/black gray seats. Great for snow/beach/fun! Asking $18K. Contact 781-934-1325. 2007 Honda Civix LX Silver, New condition, 25,600 miles with full manufacturer's warranty. Low miles. $14,995. Call 339-832-1893.

2005 Lexus 2005 Lexus 330 ES with 70K miles in excellent condition. $16,000. Call 781-934-7540. 25' O'Day Sailboat 1978 25 ft. O'Day sailboat. Excellent centerboard bay boat sleeps 5, newer genoa and jib, new stays and antenna wiring, 9.8 hp motor, ready to sail. Can be moored on flats, asking $4950. Call 791-934-9189 15’ Fiberglass Sailboat Sails, mast and trailer. May need minor tune-ups. $700. Call Paul, 339-832-0935.

Boat For Sale 22' Mako, 130 HP Honda, GPS, FF. In the water in Duxbury, can use for rest of summer. $5,900 or BO. 781-934-7567

2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon 87K miles. AWD. Engine in great condition. $5,000. Call 781-812-6374.

1995 Range Rover LWB The biggest, best and last of the Real Frame Range Rovers. Excellent condition. Only 65K miles. Loaded, sunroof, CD, etc. Spring Conversion. Price reduced to $9500. Call 781-934-2137.

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2003 Chevy Blazer 69,000 original miles. Excellent condition inside and out. Loaded. $6600 or best offer. Can be seen anytime after noon at 720 Washington St., Whitman. Call 339-788-7346.

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ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 10/27/2009. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, Hon, Catherine P Sabaitis, First Justice of this Court. Date: September 30, 2009 Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate

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to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said court atPlymouth on or before the twenty-sixth day of October, 2009, the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. WITNESS, Hon. Catherine P. Sabaitis, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Plymouth this twenty-eighth day of September, 2009. Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate

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situated at the junction of Union Bridge Street and Chandler Street in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts being shown as Lot 1 on a plan entitled 'Plan of Land in Duxbury showing three lots owned by Joel D. White', dated November 3, 1966, R.H. Bent, Surveyor, which plan is recorded in Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 809 of 1966, recorded in Plan Book 14, Page 273, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more particular description and containing 49,700 square feet, more or less, according to said plan. For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 34577, Page 17. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00 ) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500
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PLYMOUTH Division Docket No. PL89P0697-T1 NOTICE OF FIDUCIARY’S ACCOUNT Trustees’ Fourteenth through Nineteenth Accounts To all persons interested in the estate of Elizabeth A MacDonald late of Duxbury, in the County of Plymouth You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the fourteenth and fifteenth account(s) of Fleet National Bank and Roderic N MacDonald, Jr, Sixteenth Account of Bank of America, NA (continuation by merger with Fleet National Bank on 6/13/06) and the seventeenth through nineteenth Accounts of Bank of America, NA and Roderic N MacDonald, JR *as Trustee (the fiduciary) under the will of said deceased for the benefit of Roderic N MacDonald, Jr have been presented to said court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection

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By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Paul R. Franklin to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated May 24, 2007 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34577, Page 19, of which mortgage BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:00 a.m. on October 28, 2009, on the mortgaged premises located at 240 Chandler Street, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon,

1966 Hinckley Pilot 35 Reggae. Forward cabin with v-berth. Main salon with deep port and starboard settees and drop-down dining table. Full galley w/hot and cold pressure water, three-burner propane stove with oven. Heated cabin with diesel-fired Espar forced hot air system. North mainsail and working jib. Westerbeke 30B diesel Engine. Asking $98,000. Call 781-934-0389 or email

PLYMOUTH Division Docket No. PL09P1676EA In the Estate of: Mary C Stohn Late of: Duxbury, MA 02332 Date of Death: 07/06/2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will and codicil of said decedent be proved and allowed, and that Alexander C Stohn of Duxbury, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY


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