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Former Wakefield chief will serve as interim; search firm introduced
Town Manager Richard MacDonald has appointed a retired Wakefield police chief with 34 years of experience as Duxbury’s interim police chief until a permanent successor to former chief Stephen Doherty Mark DeLuca is named. On Monday, MacDonald announced to the Board of Selectmen that he has chosen
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Stephen Doherty of Watertown. Doherty isn’t the only veteran police official that will be aiding Duxbury in the search for the next chief. MacDonald also introduced Stephen Unsworth, a retired Waltham police chief, whose company, BadgeQuest of West Yarmouth, will lead the police chief search. Doherty, who began Monday, said his first day on the job went well. He met last week with all three Duxbury police
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THE PERFECT PUMPKIN: 4-H Duxbury Poultry and Agi Club kids helped scoop out 100 pumpkins for the annual Halloween Jack-O-Lantern display at the Glova Family Farm. Here, Genevieve Dixon is excited to help pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Photo courtesy of Mariclaire Glova
Commission for DHS grad will premier Thursday Municipal turbine bylaw is headed back to Town Meeting
aul Fortini may be gone, but his song will play on. The 2007 DHS graduate and New York University student was killed last September in an accident in New York. In his memory, The Duxbury High School Music Department had a new musical work commissioned, a piece that will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the PAC. DHS Music Teacher Jill Duxbury High School Music Teacher Jill Noerenberg leads the DHS Noerenberg is in charge of the Wind Ensemble in a music tribute to Paul Fortini, a 2007 graduhigh school wind ensemble ate who was killed in New York City last year. The commissioned piece, by film composer Rossano Galante, will premiere at the PAC Thursday night during the Fall Band Fest.
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Change in the air
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The answer is blowing in the wind – or at least to Town Meeting. That’s where proponents of wind power in Duxbury hope they’ll be able to pass a bylaw allowing the use of wind turbines in town. Last year, the topic came before town meeting but was passed over after discussion. Members of the Alternative Energy Committee are now considering streamlining the bylaw, dropping a provision that dealt with small-scale
privately-owned turbines and focusing on larger, municipal wind facilities. The committee held a joint meeting with the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals Monday evening to gather some initial feedback. “At Town Meeting we had a bylaw that probably wasn’t fully vetted,” said Alternative Energy Chairman Frank Duggan, adding that a last minute attempt to amend the bylaw on Town Meeting floor may have confused voters.
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Duxbury Post 223 American Legion will host a breakfast at the Duxbury Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. The program following the breakfast will be informative, as the Post’s officers will describe the many programs with which the post is involved. The breakfast is free and open to men and women, veterans and non-veterans. Those planning to attend should contact the Senior Center at 781-9345774 and make a reservation 24 hours in advance of the breakfast.
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On Sunday, Nov. 29, the Senior Center’s Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also, as part of the Holly Days celebration, trolleys will make stops at the Senior Center beginning at noon to drop shoppers off and pick them up. There will be a festive array of fine and fun jewelry, aromatherapy products, homemade edibles, Phil Fontaine’s ornaments and collectibles, handmade decorative items and clothing, and assorted holiday crafts. Tables are also available for crafters and artisans to participate in the Duxbury Senior Center Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Call Linda at 781-934-5774, x103 for an application or stop by 8-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Table fee is $30.
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Locals spearheading effort to repeal ‘anti-snob’ zoning act
Local officials are getting involved in a statewide movement to repeal the state’s affordable housing law known as 40B. Planning Board Chairwoman Amy MacNab was involved in a similar effort two years ago. She along with other other planning board members from around the state signed a petition to repeal the 40B law, also called the “anti-snob” zoning act because it allows developers to skirt local zoning regulations if a portion of units built are designated “affordable.” “How can we plan for our town’s future if the future is our of our town’s control?” MacNab and other board members wrote in a 2002 letter. “Certainly planning boards across the Commonwealth think 40B bypasses our local rules and regs,” said MacNab on Monday. “It’s [the petition] the culmination of a lot of efforts over the years ... Just total frustration on a local level.” MacNab actually gave testimony before the state legislature on the topic in 2003. “[We] sought statutory reform not because Duxbury
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or any other city or town are snobs and oppose affordable housing,” she said at the time. “But rather, because the comprehensive permit statute is punitive, regressive and pits affordable housing development against all other municipal needs and concerns ... 40B is an embarrassment to a civilized Commonwealth.” MacNab feels more confident about the effort this time around. She said two years ago, the group collected just enough signatures to get a question on the ballot, but many of the signatures were thrown out, leaving the number short of the 75,000 needed. This time, the petitioners are shooting for 100,000, just to be on the safe side. Signature collectors are trying to reach that goal by Nov. 9. MacNab said she and other Duxbury residents, like Kay Foster of the Wildlands Trust, have been pounding the pavement to spread their message. “This time the effort is definitely more coordinated,” MacNab said. “There’s a great group of people leading this effort ... I think we have a good chance at this.” To learn more or to sign
the petition, call MacNab at 781-934-2305 or Foster at 781-934-6502, or visit repeal40B.com.
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Harbormaster Don Beers helps to spread seed oysters in what will be a community bed. Island Creek Oysters’ Skip Bennett mans the helm. Courtesy Photo
Island Creek donates, seeds community bed
Island Creek Oysters has been providing their delicious seafood fare to events around Duxbury for years. But now residents have two more ways to get involved in oyster farming in a more hands-on sense. The oyster farming collaborative provides oysters that have grown too large, or are otherwise unsuitable for commercial sale, in what Harbormaster Don Beers called a “put and take” program. The oysters are simply placed in areas where they can be easily collected. “We picked areas were they would be readily available to the recreational harvester,” Beers said. Island Creek has been donating thousands of bushels to our recreational diggers ... it’s really quite a program.” The oysters are available in selected areas with ample parking, and a minimal environmental impact, Beers said. Locations are off Mattakeesett Court, Maxwell’s Point, and off the East end of the Powder Point Bridge, utilizing the beach parking. Beers said the put and take program has been going on for five years. But he is most excited about a new program Island Creek started this year, seeding a community bed in Seal Island Flat. Beers said Island Creek’s Skip Bennett came to him with the idea of seeding an oyster bed that would be available to the community, and worked
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with the Harbormaster’s department to scout the perfect location. “This project is one that Island Creek Oyster farmers have been looking forward to for years,” said Bennett in a statement, as many of the Island Creek staff were in Zanzibar working on an aquaculture project in that country. “We are thrilled to work with the town’s shellfish department to start our own aquaculture project that will benefit the residents of Duxbury. By this time next year, the oysters will be available for picking.” Beers said he worked with the Board of Selectmen to get a license for the town to propagate shellfish. He said the company donated about 250,000 oysters, a value of about $100,000 on the open market. Once grown, the oysters belong to the town. “It’s our bed,” said Beers. “It’s our shellfish area ... it’s exciting.” Beers said the economy may be driving people to expand their horizons –– and their palates. “During these difficult economic times, people are looking for alternatives to everything,” he said “They’re also looking for alternative food sources.” Beers is impressed by the company’s commitment to the town, evident through both programs. “We’re enjoying their work on the bay,” he said. “They’re great guys, they watch over each other, they watch over the shore ... They’ve never lost insight as to how important their roots are to the community. Residents need to obtain a recreational shellfish license to harvest oysters through either program.
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Ladies Night Out: On Sunday, Nov. 15, we have a special night planned to start your holiday shopping at a local toy store with a members only discount. Contact Kristen Frazier for more event details and to RSVP at 781-585-1154 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Book Club: The next book club meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. We will discuss “A Little Love Story” by Roland Merullo. A list of each month’s selected books is available at Westwinds Bookshop, the Duxbury Free Library and on the Newcomers’ Club Web site at duxburynewcomers. com under the Interest Groups and Book Club Section. Newcomers’ members receive a 10 percent discount on the club selection at Westwinds Bookshop. For more information about the book club, November’s location, and to RSVP, contact Jen Thorn at 781-585-0864 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer Outreach: This month, Volunteer Outreach is highlighting a local charity called Mary-Martha Learning Center. Located in Hingham, it is a residential educational program where young women and children who would otherwise be homeless are provided training and services for an improved future. Compelled by compassion, MMLC exists to foster a community of empowerment where these young families can realize their potential for growth in mind, body, and spirit. Because of recent changes in state funding, the Center is now responsible for all operational costs and is completely privately funded. They are in desperate need of the following items: Diapers/wipes, bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets in crib and full size), kitchen supplies (dishes, utensils), bathroom supplies (towels, wash cloths), toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes/paste etc), school supplies three-ring binders, pens, folders), office supplies, postage, baby monitors, trash bags, new or almost new clothing/shoes – women’s, children’s (age 4 and under). Please help this worthy cause. Contact Christine Sovik by telephone at 781-934-2082 or e-mail email@example.com to set up a time to drop off the items at her house. Christine will bring the donations to Mary-Martha Learning Center on Nov. 30.
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As part of the research the Alternative Energy Committee has done since the last Town Meeting, a study of potential sites was done by DNV Global Energy Concepts. Potential sites include the DPW yard, Town Hall, the Transfer station and the North Hill Golf Course.
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The bylaw would grant the Zoning Board of Appeals the authority to grant a special permit for a wind facility, lasting 25 years. Municipal-scale facilities would be 250 feet high or less, and small-scale turbines would be a maximum of 100 feet high. Other aspects of the bylaw would govern fall zones, appearance, noise and removal requirements. Duggan called the new version of the bylaw “more honed and polished.” Still, other board members had questions. Some said the language in the bylaw wasn’t clear enough about whether or not a 250-foot tower would be allowed on private property. “It doesn’t tell you where it is allowed,” said Planning Board Chairwoman Amy McNab. Alternative Energy Committee members said the intent was to only allow the larger turbines on town-owned land. “A wind turbine is only going to make sense under certain circumstances,” said Duggan. “Not everywhere could this be done.” Committee member Andre Martecchini agreed. “The intent is that only the town of Duxbury would be able to install a municipal facility. Even if you have 15 acres, you’re not going to be able to build a municipal use [turbine,]” he said. ZBA Chairman Dennis Murphy pointed out that a zoning overlay map could outline specific sites where a municipal turbine would be allowed. Judith Barrett said the boards would have to be careful with language, since land ownership (i.e. the town) can’t be a factor in zoning –– only use can. A bylaw limiting turbines to town-owned land might not pass muster with the Attorney General, she said. She
also pointed out that most of Duxbury’s town facilities are in residential zones. The bylaw is currently worded so that the primary use of a municipal turbine would be to produce power for the town, with any excess being sold back to the market, and the primary use of a small turbine would be to provide power to the property owner. However, MacNab was concerned that the act of a private turbine owner selling excess power back to the electrical grid, something permitted under state law, could constitute a commercial activity –– which is not allowed in residential zones. “Once you sell something back it’s a commercial use,” she said. “I think you’re crossing a line there.” MacNab also thought the residents of town would be more open to the idea of a town-owned turbine that one in their neighbor’s backyard, and approved the idea of splitting the concept into two bylaws. “Maybe in years to come, when they see the municipal one working and they find it’s not as offensive as they thought it would be, you can wean in the small one,” she said. Barrett agreed, but added that the committee had a lot of public education work to do. “We’re in a town where green means one thing: open space,” she said. At the end of the meeting,
officials felt the joint meeting had been productive. Duggan said he would try to incorporate the ZBA and Planning Board feedback into a revised bylaw. Despite some disagreement over the details, there was a consensus that townowned wind power is a good move for Duxbury. “This is something we need to do as a town,” said Josh Cutler, a Planning Board member who is the liaison to the Alternative Energy Committee.
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that will be premiering the music. “Last year we had talked about commissioning a piece for Paul,” she said. “We thought it would be ... uplifting and positive, we thought it would match his personality.” Noerenberg had a connection with West Coast-based film composer Rossano Galante, and said his style seemed to fit the type of music she was looking for. Although a number of South Shore schools collaborated on a commissioned work in the past, this is the first time the high school has worked directly with a composer. “It’s a hunt to find someone who you trust,” Noerenberg said. DHS musicians performed a piece by Galante last year. “I told him I’d like it to be similar to that piece in length and difficulty level,” she said. Of course, there was one special request. “We wanted a trumped solo because Paul was a trumpet player,” Noerenberg said. Fortini’s parents, Ken and Kathy, were invited to a rehearsal a few weeks ago.
Paul Fortini was a 2007 DHS graduate. He was also a trumpet player in the band. “It was very impressive,” said Ken Fortini. Noerenberg said the students got the music for the piece in August, and have been rehearsing since then. She said Galante did talk to the Fortinis before completing the work. “I was really happy with it,” she said. “The students love it, and they’re having a great time.” Some of the students in the band were freshmen when Paul Fortini was a senior at Duxbury High School. Noerenberg said the tragedy was initially very tough on the students, but they have rallied around the music.
“It’s a pretty tight group of kids,” she said. Ken Fortini said he was initially approached by Noerenberg and department head Ric Madru with the idea for the commission shortly after Paul’s death. “They really wanted to do something to honor Paul,” he said. Fortini and his wife have also set up a foundation in their son’s memory. The purpose of the fund, he said, is to help the band and drama departments –– Paul was heavily involved in both –– with purchases they may not be able to make with their normal budgets. The next event for the foundation is Sat. March 6, an a cappella night fundraiser. Various college groups have been invited. And on Thursday, at the Performing Arts Center will be filled with a musical tribute to a beloved student. “That’s a really wonderful way to honor Paul,” said his father. Donations in Paul’s memory can be made to the Paul Fortini Fund for Duxbury Music and Drama, c/o Rockland Trust, P.O. Box 1627, Duxbury, MA 02331.
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Candy Cane Fair Nov. 13
Bay Path at Duxbury will host their annual Candy Cane Fair on Friday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jump start your holiday shopping with crafts and an assortment of baked goods. Bay Path Nursing Home is located on Route 53.
➢ Robert Moore, a Junior, was named to the dean’s list at Babson College for the spring 2009 semester. ➢ Aubrey Barr, Anita Mraz, Colleen Shores, Drew Heller, Heather Edwards, John Urnan, Debbie Drinkwater and Tammy Kirk, all from Duxbury, ran in the 40th Anniversary New York Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. ➢ Congratulations to Joseph Jannetty, a senior at Sacred Heart High School, for being inducted into the National Honor Society. ➢ Kelsey Hallowell, daughter of David and Robin Hallowell, is one of the students participating in Washington College’s 2009 Chesapeake Semester. She is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Anthropology. She is a member of WC’s Zeta Tau Alpha chapter, and is WC’s Center for Environment and Society’s recycling assistant. Kelsey is also an active participant in WC’s Service Council, Student Environmental Alliance, and the Dance Club. She graduated from Duxbury High School. ➢ Dr. Kyle Quigley, son of Richard and Linda Quigley of Powder Point, graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in September. He completed his clinical training at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Quigley served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. He and his wife Sue, graduate of Boston College and the University of Maine School of Law, will reside in the local area. Dr. Quigley has joined South River Veterinary Service as an associate veterinarian. South River Veterinary Service is located in Marshfield and is owned by Duxbury resident, Dr. Jennifer Maas.
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Ian Spencer, Genevieve Dixon, Bella Cesarini, and Josephine Cunningham help clean out pumpkins at the Glova Farm. ➢ Co-founders Peter M. Barlow and Brian P. Heneghan have recently opened the Family Law firm of Kates and Barlow, PC. The attorneys are long time friends and members of the DuxBarlow bury High School class of 1976. After earning a BSBA degree from Xavier University and a JD degree from Boston Henaghan U n i v e r s i t y School of Law, Barlow joined the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he spent considerable time prosecuting court-martials. Over the next 20 years, he worked as a partner in the firms of Goldstein and Manello, PC, Epstein, Becker and Green, PC, and most recently, Foley and Lardner LLP. Heneghan earned his Bachelor’s degree from Colby College and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School. A specialist in Family Law, he formerly worked closely with Kates and Barlow founding partners Robert J. Kates and Peter M. Barlow at Epstein, Becker and Green, PC, Boston, and later, at Foley and Lardner LLP.
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➢ Duxbury resident Kevin Gould recently participated in the American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Hope Lodge Boston Invitational at the Kittansett Club in Marion. The event raised $120,000 to benefit the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston. Fred Hussey, CFP, of Morgan Stanley, and Kevin Bannan of CLI Graphics in Norwell served as tournament co chairs.
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On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Red Cross comes to the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St. for the Masonic Blood Drive. Donor hours will be from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and all blood types are needed at this time. To avoid waiting, call Jim Taylor at 339-832-0244 for an appointment. For more information, call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit online at newenglandblood.org.
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There will be a meet and greet for Senate Candidate Steve Pagliuca on We d n e s d a y, Nov. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at 10 Lyman St. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. If interested, please RSVP by either e-mailing bruce@ brucefenton.com or by calling 781-837-3890. Steve Pagliuca is Managing Director at Bain Capital and co-owner of the Boston Celtics. He is running for US Senate in the special election for the seat formerly held by Senator Kennedy.
Meetings of the Duxbury Senior Club are held at the Duxbury Senior Center on Mayflower Street on the first Friday of each month. The Club welcomes you Nov. 6 for coffee social at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. followed by entertainer Regina Porter who will talk about early Pilgrim life. The Club’s annual luncheon at Carmela’s in Kingston was wonderful. The food, service and company were well worth it. On Thursday Nov. 19, Duxbury Seniors presents a trip to Lombardo’s in Randolph for the Latshaw production of the Sights and Sounds of Christmas. The big band style 20 piece swing city orchestra takes to the stage in one of the most exciting Christmas shows of the season. You will hear all of your favorite songs and carols arranged in big band style, blending special ingredients of music and laughter for great entertainment. Complete luncheon and transportation costs $69. Bus departs at 10:45 a.m. at Kingsbury Plaza and returns at approximately 4 p.m. Please ask for the flyer. Call Lee Sbraccia, trip chairperson, at 781-585-9242 to sign up for this first come first served trip. Limited seats available. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, we will have a trip to the must see show with Laura Roth, a Hollywood style Christmas show at Luciano’s at Lake Pearl. Laura has appeared on TV and stage. Ask for a flyer to see all the important details on this great show. Notice to non-drivers: Please call the president, Doris Prince, 09DF005_clipper_open_7.9x10:09DF005 Friday 1:58 PM Page 781-934-2490, for a bus ride for the first 9/8/09 Club meetings. Please leave your telephone number for her to call you back.
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Marguerite (Milne) MacDonald of Pembroke died Oct. 25 at Renaissance Gardens in Hingham, at the age of 82 following a brief illness. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. to the late Dr. Lindsay S. Milne and Marian (Young) Milne. She was married to the late Robert B. MacDonald. Mrs. MacDonald lived, and worked as a medical assistant, in New York City and Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. for several years before moving to Pembroke, where she resided for 48 years. She worked in real estate for 40 years, was a sales associate and manager of the Duxbury office of the Jack Conway Co. for 13 years and company headquarters office manager for the last19 years. She retired in December of 2008. During her career she held numerous professional designations, including Graduate Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Broker Manager and Conway Degree of Excellence. She was a member of the Plymouth Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors for the past 40 years. Mrs. MacDonald leaves her son, Robert L. MacDonald and his wife Wendy of Duxbury; her daughter, Laurie (MacDonald) Litchfield and her husband Peter of Plymouth; her granddaughter, Sarah of Duxbury; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the twin sister of the late Mary Ann (Milne) Moseley of Kansas City, Mo., and sister of the late Stephen Milne of Denver, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall St., New York, NY 10005-4001, or the charity of your choice. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 31. Burial will be private at Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury.
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Rita Mae (Daley) Seger, of Plymouth formerly of Duxbury and Abington, died on Oct. 28 the age of 79 at Life Care Center of Plymouth. Mrs. Seger was born in Quincy and attended Quincy schools. She was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Abington where she was also a nursery school teacher. She has lived in Plymouth and Duxbury for the past 25 years. She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Seger. She leaves her children, Terry Seger and his wife Charlene of Duxbury, Paul Seger of Whitman, Marilyn Williams and her husband John of Marshfield, Keith Seger and his wife Gail of Duxbury and Sharon Seger of Plymouth; her sisters, Louise Mills of Abington and Dorothy Hasset of Quincy; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Parkinson Disease Association, 720 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.
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F. Sherburne Carter, Jr., 62, died at Boston Medical Center on Nov. 3 from a combination of diabetes and a staph infection. He was the son of Sherb and Shirley Carter of Duxbury. He was a graduate of Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, and studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University. Carter and his brother, Lyon, were the coowners of Carter Cranberry for over twenty five years. They were members of Ocean Spray. Carter and his wife were longtime residents of Kingston until recently when they moved to Standish Point, Duxbury. He leaves his wife, Paige, and two children, Alexandra Allen Carter and Sherburne Magnus Carter (Max), his sister, Carol Shilepsky of Aurora, NY and Charleston, SC, and by his brother, Lyon, of Kingston. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-482-4580.
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or a person who loves farmers markets, the end of October is a time to say goodbye to the farmers and their piles of fresh produce; the season dwindles to an end as we wish one another well and prepare for a long, cold winter bereft of the friendships formed and the joy of cooking and eating local fruits and veggies. Sigh. But this year, there is great news! The Plymouth Farmers Market, in a fruitful collaboration with Plimouth Plantation, will be holding a monthly Winter Farmer’s Market at the Plantation. Barbara Anglin, coordinator for the successful summer Plymouth Farmers Market, is bringing her eclectic mix of music, food and fun to the dreary months. She is looking forward to welcoming the farmers and food producers to the new venue and to “keeping connected with the farmers and growers throughout the year.” Although a winter farmers market sounds like an oxymoron, there is a surprising amount of fresh, local food to be enjoyed. Farmers load their trucks with storage crops: bunches of carrots, broccoli heads, varieties of potatoes, onions, squashes of great and small size and colorful root vegetables. Hardy leafy greens thrive into the cooler months and crops such as brussel sprouts and cranberries are best when harvested in the late fall, early winter. Many farmers have been preparing all summer and fall for “winter growing,” a newer trend in farming which brings the joy of fresh produce to the winter table. Using a set up of greenhouses, carefully tended soil and heaters, local farmers have already planted the seeds for winter salad greens and are extending their summer growing schedules into the cooler months. The mouth salivates at the dream of a local tomato in November or a bunch of herbs that have travelled less than 30 miles to your table in March – the seeds have been planted, the dream begun, but we will have to wait until the winter to discover what will arrive successfully at the market. The Winter Farmer’s Market will offer locally created fresh foods. Barbara is still building her list of vendors, but anticipates the return of Martha’s Stone Soup, Side Dish, the Artisan Kitchen and purveyors of honey, freshly baked breads, and jams. She is still trawling for a fish vendor and is anticipating the Lawton Family Farms to return with their fresh Fromage Blanc, Asiago and grass fed veal and beef. Plimoth Plantation will be screening food-themed films in conjunction with the monthly farmers market. Customers can shop the farmers market, store their purchases while enjoying the film and, perhaps a glass of wine or movie snack. What a wonderful way to spend a snowy Thursday afternoon. The successful “Local Foods Project” will continue into the winter. Barbara offers this innovative service to accommodate customers who can’t make it to the market before closing bell. By visiting the Web site (www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org) customers can place an order and have it waiting after the market has closed. The next opportunity to enjoy the Farmer’s Market will be on Nov. 22 from 11 p.m –3 p.m. at the Harvest Market on the Plymouth waterfront as part of the annual Thanksgiving Celebration. The market moves indoors on Dec. 17 and runs through May. The hours are tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m.–6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For more information and to confirm the hours, visit www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org.
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naire for the public’s input. By looking at the needs of Duxbury’s police department and the information from its citizens, Unsworth plans to develop a profile of how best to manage the department and determine what type of chief would be a good match for the town. Unsworth said he will advertise the position nationally and regionally and expects that 60 to 100 people will apply for the job. Hamilton, where Unsworth conducted a recent search, received 90 applicants. He and the screening committee will then reduce the pool to 20 viable candidates who will be asked to respond to a comprehensive written questionnaire. “I anticipate the screening committee to have a great voice in reducing the number of candidates,” Unsworth said. When they have chosen between four to six applicants, those people will participate in assessment centers, which include intensive role-playing to anticipate the challenges a Duxbury chief might encounter. The assessment centers are conducted by retired police chiefs. A report will be generated from
this activity and sent to MacDonald. The final candidate will be subject to psychological and physical evaluations as well as a background investigation, said Unsworth. MacDonald said he was “very pleased” at the number of interested citizens who want to be on the police chief search committee and added that choosing from among them will be difficult. He plans to discuss his choices with Unsworth before announcing them, but added that he will name at the Nov. 16 meeting. He did, however, reveal that Duxbury School Superintendent Sue Skeiber will be on this committee. Selectmen Chairwoman Betsy Sullivan asked Unsworth to come back to the board to update them on the search process and she also thanked Lieutenant Lewis Chubb for filling in as interim chief after DeLuca’s departure.
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Former police chief Mark DeLuca wants to re-open negotiations for a contract settlement with Duxbury selectmen, Town Manager Richard MacDonald said Monday. According to MacDonald, on Monday, DeLuca’s attorney informally asked Duxbury’s town counsel Robert Troy to ask selectmen if they would consider re-extending an offer to DeLuca. On Oct. 23, the Board of Selectmen voted to rescind a settlement offer after DeLuca apparently refused to sign it. The offer was generated on Oct. 5, after selectmen met behind closed doors and voted unanimously in favor of a tentative settlement. However, over the course of the next two weeks, DeLuca never signed the agreement. No explanation has been given. DeLuca’s contract will
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The Percy Walker Pool is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar rehabilitation project. The pool was emptied of water in July of 2009 and shortly thereafter a firm was chosen for the project. Paul J. Rogan Company from Braintree was chosen as the General Contractor. The winning construction bid was just under 1.9 million dollars. Michael J. Hurley was hired as the owner’s project manager. Mr. Hurley has 30 years experience in the construction field and has worked on many municipal construction projects. Demolition began the second week of September and as of today’s date, Oct. 30, it is 95 percent complete. Some small items have already begun, new electrical service to the building has been installed, and work on upgrading the current utilities of the building has nearly been completed. Taking down of interior walls and/or demolition of various mechanical systems has been completed. On a weekly basis construction meetings are held on Thursday afternoons to discuss the project. Any concerns and issues are handled at that time. As in any renovation project, various items have arisen from time to time which were not included in the original rehabilitation plans and specs that need to be addressed.
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IN OTHER BUSINESS, SELECTMEN... • Voted to allow the demolition of the town-owned abandoned fire house on Franklin Street because it is in such poor condition with rot and mold that it is unsafe. The vote is pending the approval of the Duxbury Historical Commission. The fire house, along with the adjacent Grange property, were slated to be turned into affordable housing. The Grange is still being considered for this purpose. • Voted to approve spending $2,000 from the Richmond Wight trust fund for the World War I memorial. Organizer Joe Shea requested the funds to help finish the project. The money will supplement the $75,000 in Community Preservation Act funds and private donations. Shea said that 4,000 bricks were laid in two days by Emmett and Padraic Sheehan of Eagles Nest Tree and Landscape of Duxbury, which donated all the labor. According to Shea, the granite foundation for the memorial will be in place within days and then the monument will be erected in the spring. A dedication ceremony will take place on Armed Forces day. • Voted to approve a conservation restriction for the town’s purchase of 94 acres of Camp Wing to be used as conservation land. Town meeting purchased the land in 2008. • Approved two statements of interest to be submitted to the School Building Authority for the Duxbury middle school and high school. These statements outline the deficiencies in the buildings in order to place them on the list for future state funding assistance. Both buildings are being considered for major renovations or complete replacement as they are reaching the end of their planned lives and are facing severe overcrowding when larger classes now in elementary school reach this level. • Granted an event permit for the fifth annual Holly Days on Nov. 29 from 12-4 p.m. The event will feature trolley rides to Duxbury’s shopping areas, hay rides in the school area and pony rides in Hall’s Corner. Santa will arrive on a fire truck to light the Christmas tree on the town green. • Voted to allow Duxbury to enter into an agreement with Marshfield and Kingston to buy a portion of a used ambulance, which will be shared by the three towns and used when one of their primary ambulances is in the repair shop. • Invited residents and town officials and committees to submit warrant articles for the 2011 Annual Town Meeting. Articles must be submitted in their final form by Dec. 8. Town Counsel Robert Troy will be available to help craft articles on Nov. 16. Call Barbara Ripley in the town manager’s office at 781-934-1100 ext. 141 to set up an appointment to see Troy.
town treading water on the budget
Even though Duxbury is facing deep cuts in revenues, ever-shrinking state aid and an operating budget that is projected to be smaller than the current year’s budget, the town is doing pretty well compared to others in Massachusetts, according to Finance Director John Madden. While other towns like Hingham, Scituate and Abington are facing revenue shortages and layoffs, Duxbury is “doing okay,” he told the Board of Selectmen Monday night. “We believe we can weather the storm while maintaining our reserves,” he said. He attributes Duxbury’s good positioning to “careful and conservative forecasting of revenue.” “We have gotten through where other communities have faltered,” said Madden. “We
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don’t pretend to have revenues to spend.” In 2010, Duxbury’s state aid was slashed by $500,000 from what was promised to the town in 2009, said Madden. Recently, the state cut another $33,300 in assistance. Madden expects another ten percent in state aid reductions before the fiscal year closes at the end of June. For the next fiscal year, FY2011, Madden said he is projecting even lower revenues. He is expecting motor vehicle excise taxes to come in five percent lower and construction related fees to be reduced by ten percent. He is also forecasting Chapter 70 education aid and community funding from the lottery to be ten percent lower than last year. Madden said Duxbury is facing a town operating budget nearly one percent lower than the current year. This does
not include the school budget. However, he is optimistic that the town can provide services at this reduced level and he said that he currently sees no layoffs and no furloughs. “Everybody has gotten the message we’ve been telling them over the past years, that times are really difficult,” said Madden. “We still have a long way to go,” he added, “to fund services while still preserving our reserves.” Selectman Chris Donato wondered if Madden could put budget figures on-line on a quarterly basis to lend transparency to the town’s finances. While Madden said this was possible in the future, he said he could see some downsides to doing this. Town Manager Richard MacDonald must present a balanced budget by mid-December.
Interfaith series continues
Reverend David C. Michael will be the s e c o n d speaker of the Interfaith Understanding Series which continues on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at The Parish Center of Holy Family Church. Fr. Michael’s subject will be Christianity. Fr. Michael is the Pastor of St John Chrysostom Church in West Roxbury. Fr. Michael is also the Associate Director of the Interreligious Center on Public Life, whose Governing Board is drawn from a cross section of lay leaders, academicians and clergy representing Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Future speakers in the Interfaith Understanding Series will discuss Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. All are cordially invited to attend.
Berrybrook School will hold its first ever Quest on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9-11 a.m. (rain date Sunday, Nov. 8). Quests start at a marked beginning point and include several clues hidden along the way. The Berrybrook Quest will bring families together outdoors where they will enjoy the scenery and look for nature themed clues. The Quest will start in the Berrybrook parking lot and will go along a wide, easily walked path behind the Berrybrook School – all the while displaying clues as to where
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the quest box is hidden. The tour is self guided and can be walked at any pace. Afterward, refreshments will be served at the Berrybrook playground. A donation of $10 per family will benefit the Helen Wheeler Scholarship Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to those in need and allows many children the chance to experience all the wonders of Berrybrook. No pre-registration is required. Berrybrook School is located at 267 Winter Street in Duxbury.
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The Open Space Committee is sponsoring its annual Fall Foliage Fiesta Walk on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Bennett Conservation Area on Union Bridge Road. (Please note the location, some other promotional materials incorrectly list the address as Union St.) Refreshments and maps available; sun or light rain. Bring friends and enjoy the Bennett trails as they wind through woods and along a stream.
The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are honored to present rising literary star, Brunonia Barry. On Sunday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room, Ms. Barry will read from her haunting debut novel, “The Lace Reader.” Drawing comparisons to memorable gothic novels, “The Lace Reader,” winner of several awards and a New York Times bestseller, is a complex and creative novel. The narrator is Towner Whitney, a young woman who possesses a psychic gift to read the future in lace pat-
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terns. Set in Salem, this story will delight witch seekers, mystery lovers and readers who enjoy stories with powerful surprise endings. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free tickets will be available at the library and the bookshop two weeks before the event. 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 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link.
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Senior Center news
Flu Shots ... A second flu shot clinic will be held at the Senior Center on Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., in the Ellison Room.
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Friday Trip ... Nov. 6. Come to the Cohasset South Shore Art Center at 6:30 p.m. for an amazing photographic exhibit by Cary Wolensky. But first, stop for supper at 5 p.m. at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset. Call Joan at x113 now for your reservations. Veterans’ Day ... The Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day.
Important Class On Safety For Seniors ... The Duxbury Police Department invites all seniors to attend this important informative event on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Senior Center. An assistant district attorney will talk about elder and victim abuse, and a representative from the Attorney General’s office will talk about scams and identify theft. There will be also be a question and answer session. Please call the Senior Center at 781-934-5774, x100, to let us know you plan to attend.
Free Legal Advice ... New to our Senior Center: Attorney Peter Muncey and associates from the Plymouth firm of Delaney and Muncey will be available at the Duxbury Senior Center on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to provide legal advice for elder law or estate planning questions in 15-minute intervals, the first Friday of each month, by appointment. Call Julie at x104 to schedule. Free Legal Advice ... Attorney John McCluskey will be at the Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 13 from 9:45-11:15 a.m. For an appointment, call Julie at x104.
Deer Alert Installation ... We have a volunteer willing to install Deer Alerts for your car. It is a small plastic device that gets installed on the grill. Cost of the device is $4.50. Please call Joanne Moore at 781-934-5774, x102 if interested. Free Movie ... 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5. Feature will be “Valentino: The Last Emperor.”
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, Nov. 5 – Soup, tuna plate, fresh fruit Friday, Nov. 6 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 – American Chop Suey
Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Quiche, fruit cup, turnover
Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veterans’ Day
Thursday, Nov. 12 – Chicken Piccata, red skin potatoes, squash, apple crisp w/vanilla ice cream Thanksgiving Basket Project ... This year, the Duxbury Council on Aging will be supporting the Duxbury Interfaith Council’s Thanksgiving Basket project. These baskets of food will go to support 150 Duxbury recipient families. We are asking for your support. Donations of food may be placed in containers near the reception desk at the Senior Center from Thursday, Nov. 19. Kinds of food needed: canned goods (yellow and green vegetables, cranberry sauce, canned gravy); juice (nonfrozen concentrated juice mix); packaged dessert mixes (quick bread, muffins, brownies, cake and frosting). We urge you to help bring the holiday to our less fortunate neighbors. Acupuncture ... Though we will no longer be having acupuncture appointments at the Duxbury Senior Center, we would like to make our medical van available for transportation to and from appointments, either to Shelley Sullivan in Scituate or another acupuncturist. Call Becky Ford at x117 with those requests at least 48 hours in advance. Friday, Nov. 13 – No lunch. Closed at 12 p.m.
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ichard and Paula Cheverie of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Jo Anna Lyn Cheverie, to Justin James Landry, son of Linda Landry of Bourne and Charles Landry of Temple, Ga. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School and received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Massasoit Community College in 2004. She is employed by the Town of Bourne Conservation Department and also works part-time as a bartender. The groom-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Paulding County
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imrin K. Parmer and John (Jean) N. Bennett were married on Oct. 17 in a traditional Sikh ceremony at the Gurdwara Nanak Niwas temple in Richmond, British Columbia. Sikh priest Mohan Singh Sandhu officiated. Simrin is the daughter of Deljeet K. Parmar and Balbir S. Parmar of West Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Columbia University Law School. She is a litigation associate at the New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. John is the son of Jeanne M. Penvenne and Norman R. Bennett of Oak Street. He is a 1997 graduate of Duxbury High School, and also of Tufts University and Columbia Law School. He is an associate at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. John’s brother Louis Bennett of San Francisco was the best man. Paul Frazier and Alec Knox, formerly of Duxbury, were among the groomsmen. The couple resides in New York City.
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r. and Mrs. Peter T. Cressman of Powder Point Avenue announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Ann to Scott Robert Kent, son of Robert and Lorraine Kent of Simmons Drive. Brittany is a 2001 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 2005 graduate of Union College. She is currently employed by EMC Corporation. Scott is a 2001 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Maine. He is currently employed by Putnam Investments. A May wedding is planned on Captiva Island, Fla.
arol Larkin of Otter Rock Road announces the engagement of her daughter, Meaghan Elizabeth Larkin to James Raymond Chandler, son of Gregory and Ann Marie Chandler of Bianca Road. Meaghan is also the daughter of the late Paul Larkin. She is the granddaughter of Ann Kearns of Weymouth. James is the grandson of James and Patricia Costello of Duxbury. James proposed to Meaghan while traveling in Ireland in October of 2008. Meaghan is a 2003 graduate of Duxbury High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Babson College in 2007. She is currently employed by ChoiceStream in Cambridge, Massachusetts. James is a 2001 graduate of Duxbury High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College in 2005. He is currently employed by Sapient Corporation in Boston. A June 2010 wedding is planned.
r. and Mrs. Michael Lyons of Wadsworth Road announce the marriage of their daughter, Corey Lyons to Nicholas Ouellette of Mayflower Road. The couple were married on Sept. 27 at the Beach Plum Inn in Martha’s Vineyard. Both Corey and Nick are 2004 graduates of Duxbury High School. Corey is a 2007 graduate of Boston University and currently employed by Americorp. Nick is a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University and is employed by Wellington Management. The couple will reside in Jamacia Plain.
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350 bells for climate change
Bells around the world were echoing the same message. If we all listen to Mother Nature’s distress call, we can easily decided to help her and create the future we want. We all have to be part of the solution as we were all part of the problem. Of course, except for our innocent children, who will suffer because of our mistakes. Other churches in Dux- Members of Sustainable Duxbury rang the First Parish Church’s bell
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bury also participated in 350 activities. This day was celebrated around the globe to show our intent on helping Mother Earth, our only home, to get back to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. The signs being held up in the picture above show all the things we can do every day in our lives that are very easy to do and will make the difference. Sustainable Duxbury CoChairman Jim Savicki made a list of 10 things that can easily be done by everyone to help reverse our global carbon emissions footprint right here at home. To find a copy of this list go to sustainableduxbury.org. At this point, scientists say we have a 50/50 chance of making a difference. When you look at a school team and it’s efforts during a tie, then like them we have no choice but to try. Our children will know if we have played to win or not. They will live with the results we create. A recent poll states that our environmental issues are at the bottom of citizens ‘to do’ list for our country. Hopefully they are wrong. Other countries are so far
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Dear readers /Duxbury taxpayers / parents: I am posting this letter as an ad in the Duxbury Clipper as an involved and caring parent, and as a citizen of Duxbury. This is being presented in advertisement format as there has been no suitable public forum to present the issues to the community. The purpose of this communication is to openly list fact and observation, in the hopes of adequately framing a highly complex and divisive discussion. I have a few goals:
www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/schcomm.html) i. Summary: The School Committee consists of 5 elected ofﬁcials. The Superintendent reports to the School Committee. The School Committee was responsible for the ultimate approval of the Superintendent’s recommendation to change the start times. ii. December 10th, 2008 Minutes: “Mrs. Skeiber presented an update on the Start Time Committee. She noted that the joint school council has considered four possible options that would allow the middle and high schools to start at 8:15 a.m. They have also discussed the possible impact it would have on athletics, after-school programs, busing routes and costs, as well as students on all levels. Mrs. Skeiber noted that the next steps will be to educate the community on the sleep needs of adolescents, including articles in the school newsletters and local papers, meeting with the school PTA/PTO Presidents, Duxbury Teachers' Association, school councils and faculties at each building. Mrs. Skeiber also recommended that an informational night be held in January. Mrs. Skeiber informed the Committee that the Start Time Committee plans to present to the School Committee for a vote in February, with implementation for September 2009.” Note: All previous mentions of the start time change were for the 2010/11 school year. There had been no previous mention of a start time change occurring in 2009. This process allowed for 1 School Committee session in open meeting to discuss the start time change prior to the meeting in which the vote occurred. i. January 7th, 2009 Minutes: Mrs. Skeiber informed the Committee that we are moving ahead with the start time. “She met with the Co-Chair Council today to discuss where we are in the process regarding the history and options. Mrs. Skeiber also noted there would be a Joint Council meeting tomorrow night to discuss the start time and a Community Info Night at the PAC on January 20th is planned.” ii. February 4th, 2009 Minutes: Vote on start time: a. FOR: Wong, Ward, Cipoletti b. AGAINST: Connolly, Heinstadt c. At this meeting, public comment was invited. However, it is plainly clear that the decision had already been made by the majority (three) who voted for the time change. iii. I have requested the DVDs to the School Committee meetings and plan to post them on You Tube. I will publish the link via the Clipper when ready. b. Special Joint Co-Council Meetings i. Summary: The Superintendent established a Joint School Co-Council that consists of representatives of each of the four schools: Chandler, Alden, DMS, and DHS. ii. This Council met in the following months
schools mean that our students leave school early, or force other schools to start their events later. The after-school open time for student-teacher interaction has been shaved off by many students rushing to their next event. And the bus and trafﬁc situation is still not completely under control. And it is not, as stated by a School Committee member, entirely the bus company’s fault. The plight of Alden families is signiﬁcant. I have received over 70 e-mails or survey responses from people experiencing signiﬁcant issues with the schedule change. Many are 1. To express the hope that the dialogue con- related to work-life balance issues and the tinues regarding the Start Time Change, as economic impact on their day. The bus schedule has been disruptive, and many parents are long as it can be kept respectful and open. now driving their children to school to avoid 2. To highlight the issues with the change that rushing them onto the bus early, only to have them wait with ~240 other kids in the Performmay not be known to the community. ing Arts Center prior to school. However, the 3. To highlight other issues with the leader- most signiﬁcant issues focus on sleep, fatigue, school performance, and the mental state of ship of the Duxbury School District. the children as the week progresses. At a recent start time meeting, The Super4. And ultimately, to impact this situation in a intendent and every School Principal stated positive manner. that the start time, as implemented, has been I believe that what we are talking about is a resounding success. They have not heard of extremely important. It is important because any issues that would lead them to say otherit is about the education and well-being of our wise. children; it is important because we are payThe change has been anything but a reing a signiﬁcant amount of money for a highquality school system; it is important because sounding success. Could it be that the issues are not being the quality of our school district will have a direct impact on your real estate value and communicated to the Administration? If this on the economy of our town in general. The is the case, then please take the step to commajority of the funds expended in our annual municate the issues to your school’s principal. budget are spent in the school system. But whether the time change works for you I believe that how we discuss this issue is important. It must be done in an open and or doesn’t, there exists a bigger concern. It respectful manner. If you ﬁnd yourself in a didn’t have to be this way. There were nudiscussion, it would be great if you could hear merous options presented that would have the other side’s perspective. If you have older achieved the same or better gains for DMS kids and favor the start time change, please and DHS children, without causing such islisten to the plight of younger kids’ families. sues for the Alden children and the communiYou were in their position not too long ago. ty at large. This decision was rushed through And the same goes for the families of younger with little public comment, despite what you kids- if there are positive effects of the start have been told. The facts (listed later) speak time change- and there are some- your chil- for themselves. And, if it was so important to rush this issue through to implementation, dren will be the beneﬁciaries in the future. The comments contained here are not in- then why wasn’t it important enough to plan tended to be a personal attack on any School adequately? To that end, I have attempted to assemble Committee Member or any Education Professional. Nowhere in this letter will you ﬁnd a picture of the past year that may be useful a statement about the personality or character to the majority of the town who has not atof any members. However, it is important to tended a School Committee meeting, read the hold elected ofﬁcials and appointed profes- notes, or watched the meetings on TV. It is sionals accountable for their actions. This imperative that if you care about the quality of accountability is inherent in the responsibility education, care about how ~60% of your tax associated with their position, and should be dollars are spent, or care about the impact the self-regulated, meaning that the ofﬁcial should quality of the school system has on your real understand the role and its requirements and estate value, that you: 1) learn the facts for hold themselves accountable. They should yourself, 2) get involved, 3) get involved in a meet the requirements of the job. When they balanced manner that respects the viewpoints do not, it is the taxpayers’ responsibility to of other Duxbury citizens, 4) hold our elected ofﬁcials accountable for their actions. speak out and seek accountability. It may be that I am off base and inaccurate While the time change has worked for a number of DMS and DHS families & stu- in my description (of many things, time will dents, many of the gains have been marginal- tell!), but the facts remain the same. 1. The Start Time Change: Decision Proized by poor implementation. Sports families must still get up extremely early to practice cess a. School Committee Minutes (found at before school. After-school games with other
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(exact dates were not provided): 2008: Feb, Mar, May, Sep, Oct, Dec 2009: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun iii. According to Assistant Superintendent Ed Walsh, this is where the real work occurred regarding the start time change. iv. I requested all information pertaining to the Special Joint Co-Councils, per the Freedom of Information Act. The response consisted of a portion of the names of those present at the meetings, and the following responses (exact quotations): 1. “There is no charter” 2. “Minutes do not exist” 3. “Attendance records are not maintained” v. One opinion could be that these meetings constituted a required adherence to “Open Meeting Laws”. If so, then the decision to proceed with the school start time change was reached in violation of the Open Meeting Law. vi. Another opinion could be that the Joint School Co-Council is not subject to Open Meeting Law. Then, these meetings must be minuted and the discussion and actions recorded. vii. It is very clear, however, that neither occurred. 2. Openness and Communication a. Various parts of the School District have been cited by the District Attorney for violating Open Meeting Laws multiple times over the past 2 years. b. Superintendent Skeiber has been asked to improve her communication skills in both of her performance evaluations given to her by the School Committee. c. The Administration has demonstrated a clear pattern of working in private on public issues. Either: i. They are unaware of the Open Meeting Laws, despite numerous notices that they are in violation. ii. They are aware of the Open Meeting Laws, and choose to ignore them. iii. Neither of these answers is acceptable. Is there a third option? d. Regardless of the letter of the law, it is clear that in spirit, the School Committee and Superintendent have developed a pattern of discussing and implementing policy which significantly impacts the community in complete secrecy. 3. Sleep Studies a. The School Committee contacted numerous “sleep study experts”. b. All “experts” contacted were vocal advocates for start time changes. c. No sleep study experts were involved who presented a dissenting point of view. d. The “Sleep Surveys” conducted on our children gave some parents one day to evaluate and approve their child’s participation. It was poorly planned and implemented. e. No studies have been conducted in the scientiﬁc community on Alden-age children, only on “adolescents” (DMS and DHS age students). This fact was known to the Superintendent and the School Committee prior to its vote. f. In other words, the decision to proceed with the earlier start time for Alden students was made with the full knowledge that no information regarding the impact on those children existed.
made on scientiﬁc merits only. However, a decision of this magnitude has many more farreaching implications than the time change. And, the scientiﬁc merit that was cited was of questionable merit and one-sided. The decision made willingly ignored the lack of data regarding the group that was to be the most negatively affected (Alden).
Point #2: This Administration shows little accountability for its actions, is not in tune 4. Informal, non-scientific survey of with the basic requirements of their posiDuxbury Parents tions, and is not open to feedback that is a. Summary- I created a highly unscien- inconsistent with its viewpoint. This makes tiﬁc survey to gather as much information some members of the group unsuitable for about the start time change, the process that leadership positions. I am not attacking them was followed, and the quality of education in personally. As I said when I ﬁrst spoke at Duxbury as possible. I sent it to everyone I the School Committee, I thank them for their know, and received over 100 responses from time, and appreciate their contributions. They parents representing all 4 Duxbury Schools. seem like nice people. However, it is time to b. Conclusions: ﬁnd better leadership. i. The results of the survey are what you would expect. The town is split down the Point #3: This is not solely about the start following lines: time change. We are facing much larger is• If you have a child at Alden, regard- sues- signiﬁcant budget constraints, critical less of whether you have a child at Chandler, teacher retention issues, and most importantDMS, or DHS, you are mostly against the ly, declining quality of education. We need change and the process that was followed. to focus on a balanced scorecard approach • If you have a child only at DMS or to understanding what “Good Looks Like”, DHS, you are split almost evenly, but the ma- and how far we are from it now. We need a jority favors the start time change, and favors focused and cohesive approach to improving the process that was followed. the quality of education in Duxbury. We need ii. All related questions were answered to ﬁnd better ways to incentivize and reward in consistent fashion. In other words, if you our most precious commodity in our school were “For” the change, you were for keeping system- our teachers. They are ultimately the times “as-is”, you supported the decision- the keepers of the quality of education in our making process, and were happy with the schools. administration’s handling of it. If you were “Against” the change, you were unhappy I would like to clarify a few things before down the line. my words are inevitably used against me.. I iii. Regarding the Quality of Education am very much a supporter of the phenomenal that our children receive in school, there were teachers we have met in our school system. I some very interesting answers. Most of the hope that by ﬁnding better leadership, we can respondents- 65%- answered “Yes” to the help improve the environment within which question- “Are you satisﬁed with the quality they deliver education, improve their job satof education your child receives?” However, isfaction, and better compensate those that at the same time, the following factors were deliver more effective teaching. rated as “Average. Competitive, but not distinguished.” If any of this resonates with you, please 1. Quality of Administration come to the School Start Time Forum on 2. Quality of Curriculum November 9th at 7PM in the DHS Stu3. Size of Classes dent Lounge, and please bring your issues, 4. Scientiﬁc content including Math and spend as much time listening as talking. 5. Global Perspective Get involved, discover the facts for yourself, 6. Educational Content in General and please let’s raise the bar in Duxbury and demand better results from our leadership. Could it be that we, as a community, are Give our Administration the facts, give them mostly satisfied with education quality that a chance to address the issues in front of us, is mostly “average”? and hold them accountable for their actions. Point #1: The decision to change the start time was made in a rushed fashion and was implemented poorly. While the School Committee was certainly acting, as they have said numerous times, within their rights to make this decision without weighing the impact on the community, they misunderstand their mission. It has been said by some members that the decision was made intentionally without community input, as it needed to be Thank you Scott Schorer (firstname.lastname@example.org) I live in Duxbury, and have 2 children: one in Chandler/next year Alden, and one in Alden/ next year DMS.
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he Duxbury Interfaith Council is planning their Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project and will sponsor a food drive at Foodies on Saturday, Nov. 21. In light of the current economic situation, this year the goal of the council is to deliver 150 food baskets to neighbors and friends in our local community and, in order to accomplish this goal, we need your help now! Like all Interfaith Council programs, the success of this year’s Thanksgiving Basket Project relies solely on contributions from our generous Duxbury community. You are invited to help your neighbors in need by bringing food donations to Foodie’s between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Canned vegetables, brownie mixes, stuffing mixes etc. are very much appreciated. Members of the Council will be available to accept any financial donations
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hink big: That’s the message Duxbury should be sending on wind power. And the Alternative Energy Committee is taking the right approach toward making municipal wind turbines a reality. The committee deserves credit for rebounding strongly after a proposed wind turbine bylaw ran into opposition at this year’s Town Meeting and was tabled. They regrouped, reexamined and studied the issue so they’d be better prepared the next time around. A commissioned study has targeted several sites around town –– The DPW yard, North Hill, the transfer station, to name a few –– that are meeting with cautious optimism from residents. The big snag for the bylaw last time around was the spectre of smaller-scale turbines for private personal or commercial use. Some of those same concerns were echoed at Monday night’s meeting, as it was pointed out a private homeowner selling electricity back to the grid might be interpreted as a business venture. That’s precisely why it’s important to focus on the issue of a large-scale, town-owned turbine. There are some technicalities of language that still need to be worked out, but in a general sense the Alternative Energy Committee is on the right track. Focusing on town-owned wind power would also make it easier for the committee to advocate, because such a turbine would benefit all residents of the town. Perhaps there is still a desire for private wind power, and maybe some interested citizen or business owner will take the lead on that angle. But for now, the fear of “not in my backyard” from small turbines may impede Duxbury’s ability to build a big one. And that would be a shame. There’s a strong call for alternative energy in Duxbury. This is something residents are asking for, and the end result includes only positives for the town. It will lower bills while lessening environmental impact. (Plus, they look cool!) Citizens here are more environmentally conscious than most, but to steal a line from ZBA member Judi Barrett, being green is about more than open space. It’s time for Duxbury to take the lead on this important issue. –– J. Graeber
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as well. The Council’s Outreach Project assists those in need with not only baskets at the holidays but also with assistance for whatever is required to meet the basic necessities of life. Your cash donation in any amount, large or small, is needed as well. We must raise $50,000 to support our programs this year and 100 percent
y wife and family have happily made this town our home for over 50 years. Duxbury during that time was a place where the Givers clearly, and vastly, outnumbered the Takers. One thing I did was to serve three years on the town Finance Committee, where I specialized in, of all things, the Police Subcommittee, in the 1960s. Today, the Takers would seem to have the loudest voices, but I would say that the Givers are still (quietly) in the majority. I would shudder if this turns out not to be true. This craziness, and particularly outright rudeness on the part of some, has got to stop. John Nash Chapel Street
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of each donation is given back to the community. So, in the spirit of this season of “thanks” and “giving,” please send donations to the Duxbury Interfaith Council at PO Box 1161, 02331 or visit www.duxinterfaith.com, 781-934-8388. Rev. Catherine Cullen, President Harry Katz, Vice President Duxbury Interfaith Council
n behalf of the Friends of Tarkiln, I would like to thank everyone who made our first annual pumpkin sale fundraiser a wonderful success. We had a great turnout with residents coming from all over town to find their perfect Halloween pumpkins. Many thanks to Nessralla’s Farm in Halifax for supplying the great pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks; to Phil Thorn of Paul Burrage, Inc. for his help with the event insurance; to Jessica Williams of Williams Design Studio for designing our logo, which looks fantastic on the new Friends of Tarkiln long-sleeved tees; to Emmett Sheehan of Eagles Nest Landscape and to Rick Cowen for donating the cords of wood.
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Special thanks also go out to the tireless volunteers who make up the Friends of Tarkiln. They gave so much of themselves to make this sale happen: from providing the pumpkins, manning a table all day, creating beautiful flower arrange-
ments and baking for the bake sale, all your hard work was really appreciated. Susanna Sheehan Chairwoman Friends of Tarkiln
Library should be open Sunday
miss visiting our library on Sunday afternoons! As a result of the tough economic times, it was decided to close the library for additional Sundays. The Duxbury Public Library is a wonderful town asset that is frequented regularly by people of all ages. I saw many familiar faces on Sunday afternoons at the library. We depended on its availability. It was both adults and students that relied on the Sunday hours (all four of them) to use our library. I am requesting that our town leaders reconsider this decision. The loss of the Sunday library hours (1-5 p.m.) has caused a significant inconvenience. Emily H. Dudley Simmons Drive
Was manager qualified? ————————
as our town manager qualified and is he qualified for his position based on the criteria stated on the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Web site? Here’s the answer. Qualifications and entrance requirements: A masters in public administration or its equivalent. Ten years experience in municipal experience with at least five years spent as a manager/administrator or similar position. At least five years of administrative and supervisory experience; experience in municipal collective bargaining is desirable; demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. I’d like to know. Secondly, What is the role of the town manager in regards to personnel? My understand-
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ing is that our town manager has appointed a personnel director for $90,000 and has labor counsel on retainer at an unknown expense to the town. By the way, it is also my understanding that the personnel director started at a salary of $60,000 and was given a retroactive raise to $90,000 shortly thereafter. Not bad, if I’m correct. The personnel director has been negotiating union contracts, with the labor counsel instead of the town manager for some time. According to the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Web site, the town manager is to assume responsibility for negotiating collective bargaining agreements for labor units under his jurisdiction. Does this mean the town manager is to hire someone to do this?
We are a small town, do we really need to spend $90,000 per year for a task that is supposed to be performed by the town manager? I need to know, this is very costly. Lastly, why are we spending $15,000 to find a new police chief? Maybe we have a qualified candidate among us. How about an internal search first, similar to the private sector. My proposal is to give the $15,000 to the Harbormasters budget. Then we could enjoy the beach until the real closing time and avoid the Porta Potties removal threats. John Muller Autumn Ave. [Editor’s note: Mr. Muller is not correct. The salary of the personnel director is $62,500, according to the town personnel department.]
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he Duxbury School start time change has negatively impacted our family by causing exhaustion in our kids and constricting our family time. Young children do not have the capacity to function when exhausted. We religiously get our kids to bed from 8-8:30 p.m., but they are so tired that every morning is a complete fire drill and extremely difficult oard members of the Duxbury Farmers’ and Artisans’ Regional Market wish to sincerely thank the following individuals and organizations who helped to make the first season of Duxbury’s very own Farmers’ Market such a success. Donations included: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Community Garden Club of Duxbury, Duxbury Newcomers’ Club, Lady Laura Interactive Story Telling, Aegis Insurance, Anchor Press, Paula Telch Cooney, The Doherty Family, Janet Draghetti, Douglas and Lydia Hart, Patriot Painters and Builders, PT Krewe Printing Services, Alliance Enterprises, Inc., Bennett’s Gas, Hannah Boulton, Barbara Chase, The Healthy Animal, Sarah Moran, Janice Sidney, Suzanne Blanchard and the Taberner Family. The dedicated work of the
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to make the bus. Working in a tired state is a skill high school students can handle and need to master if they want to function in today’s society. Also, family time is constantly structured to deal with the early start time. Every weeknight is a mad dash to get the kids in bed for fear of increasingly miserable mornings and unproductive school days. The weekends are also geared
to ensure nights are cut short to build up sleep so the kids are rested for the upcoming week. We strongly urge you to reconsider the school time change. Alden School children deserve the opportunity to be rested for school and Alden School families deserve the opportunity to share time not dominated by early bed times. Jim and Beth Hill Ryan’s Lane
Middle East speaker says letters were misleading ——
wanted to respond to allegations in two recent letters discussing my Friday evening presentation at the Unitarian Church in Duxbury. I am a Jewish-American human rights worker working for a just peace in the Middle East that protects the rights and safety of all people in the region, Israelis and Palestinians alike. The recent letters “’Peace’ activist is misleading” and “advertisement didn’t tell the whole truth” alleged factual inaccuracies in my work, so I wish to offer the community sources for my information, so that anyone and everyone may check these issues for themselves. Indeed, this is my hope. First, both of the letters denied that the Jenin massacre occurred, claiming that the UN investigations found otherwise. On the contrary, it is thanks to UN reports (see Report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution ES, Oct. 10) that this mass killing was recognized, much as the recent Goldstone report seeks to do after the recent winter attacks on Gaza and the Negev. Rabbi Silverman’s letter claimed that Israel recognizes Palestine’s right to exist, yet Israeli expansion of Jewish-only settlements in the Palestinian territories continues unabated according to Israeli human rights organizations like B’tselem. These settlements are towns where Rabbi Silverman and I could move tomorrow, yet Palestinians who own the land they were built on are excluded, precisely because they are Muslim or Christian—a clear denial of Palestinians’ rights to their own country and land. Even Palestinian citizens of Israel are excluded from 93
Thanks from farmers market organizers ——
volunteers also made a huge difference in continuing the market from week to week, despite every possible kind of weather. With their cheerful and enthusiastic commitment and their gifts of time and effort resulting in hundreds of hours, they made a massive donation to our cause. They included Jack Williams who, as Market Ambassador, attended every market, Jane O’Neal, Kerry Richards, Judith Hanhisalo, Diane Ventre and Don Carney. This is especially true of the volunteer market managers, many of whom worked several times such as Erin Carpenter, Ashley Stehn and Peggy Pelletier. Outstanding among the young volunteers who helped the market in so many ways were Nicholas and Caitlyn Stehn and Kyle Knobloch. Board members are also grateful for the help and support their fledgling market received from local newspa-
pers and from town boards such as the Department of Public Works, the Selectmen, the Recreation Department, Board of Health and especially to the Tarkiln Committee. Finally, the board would like to extend its appreciation both to the vendors whose hard work and tenacity supported their efforts and to the customers who came not only to make their purchases but to offer encouragement and, in many cases, appreciation that such a market was available, locally. Ashley Stehn, Alison Doherty, Erin Carpenter, Gina Rainwater Thayer, Paul Taberner, Linda Collari, Karen Martin, Sheila McGrath, Monica Fletcher Submitted by Laura Doherty, president Duxbury Farmers Market
Former hockey player will miss Coach Murphy
too was saddened by the passing of Dave Murphy. I played hockey for Coach Murphy for four years. Back in the early ‘70’s, hockey was a “new” sport in high school and Coach Murphy was the first hockey coach DHS ever had and he coached for 15 years. One of the best memories I will ever have is when I was a sophomore and we made the states for the first time ever as a
hockey program. Even though we lost to Billerica, he told us afterward how proud we should be to represent Duxbury. He also told us this will not be the last time we ever make it to the states. Boy, was he right! He was always smiling, whether it was in bio class dissecting frogs,walking around town, or even taking those long 5 a.m. bus rides to Falmouth for practice. (he wasn’t smiling when
the police pulled us over on Rt. 3 for speeding!) It would be a great gesture if this year’s team dedicates their season to coach Murphy, our first hockey coach who, among other folks in town, saw the vision in hockey and has made Duxbury one of the finest and most respected programs in the state. Steve Tenney Marblehead DHS Co-Captain 1975
percent of the land in Israel, which is managed by the Jewish National Fund. As non-Jewish citizens of a Jewish state, they live in Israel as I or any American Jew could expect to live if the US became the sovereign state of the Christian White people. They are second-class citizens, extensively documented by B’tselem, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and British reporter Jonathan Cook in his telling 2008 article, “The Unwanted Who Stayed.” Lastly, both letters claimed that I support violence in reference to intifada, an Arabic word which translates in English as “shaking off” or “rebellion.” The first intifada was largely nonviolent, and as someone who believes in the powerful role played by nonviolent resistance in the Civil Rights Movement, I am proud to support Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent resistance to the occupation, a thriving movement that gives me very much hope. In fact, this often underreported nonviolent resistance movement was a major topic in Friday’s presentation. I welcome everyone interested in peace in the Middle East to see for themselves my work and my message. As someone who didn’t believe Israel could do anything wrong in spite of claims to the contrary, I certainly do not expect others to simply take my word for it any more than the aforementioned letters should be taken as truth without checking the facts. I hope readers will take the time to judge for themselves who I am, and what we can all do as Americans and human beings to ensure equal rights and freedoms for all people in the Middle East, no matter who. Anna Baltzer
Thanks to firefighters ———
have to thank the Duxbury Fire Department for their swift response to two recent requests for 911 emergency assistance for my mother. They arrived on the scene quickly, armed with knowledge, experience and professionalism. Their command and coordination of emergency situations is not just commendable, but lifesaving. “Thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough. These men
We are better for Coach Murphy’s wisdom
was saddened to read in last week’s Clipper about the passing of David Murphy. Dave was a teacher with class who cared for his students, mentored them in and out of the classroom and was ever devoted to teaching about winning and losing with grace. In addition to his legacy as the Hall of Fame coach of DHS baseball for 34 years,
Thanks from Newcomers ———————— The Gravedigger returns! hank you
n behalf of Duxbury Newcomers, in partnership with Duxbury Bay Maritime School, we just wanted to take a moment to thank all the local businesses and vendors who so generously contributed to our Oktoberfest event this weekend. To the phenomenal chefs, Kathy Hill of Foodie’s, Sue Turley of Depot Street Market, and The Silent Chef for the fabulous food, we thank
Dave also started the hockey program at DHS in 1968. We all should be thankful for his initiative and tenacity in planting the seeds for what has grown into a first class program today. I was fortunate enough to play for Coach Murphy just like my brother and countless others. The yearbook photos and my old musty hockey bag make it feel like yesterday.
My heart goes out to the Murphy family for Dave was one of the real teachers in life and he will be sorely missed. We all have good memories and stories. We will continue to share them. Coach Murphy left his mark and we are all better because of it. David Hallowell DHS Class of 1977
and women are available to each and every one of us, day in and day out. I know they get paid, but the service they perform is priceless. The peace of mind knowing this terrific team of people is just a phone call away is so comforting. I am extremely grateful for the support they have given to me and my family. Joanna Dow Mayflower St.
you! To the local vendors who donated some wonderful raffle items, we thank you! To Duxbury Bay Maritime School, thank you for partnering with us and hosting the event at your beautiful location. We were reminded as we visited all these local stores and businesses how much they depend on all of the Duxbury residents to keep their businesses
thriving. As they were so kind to help us, we just wanted to take a moment and remind everyone to please help the businesses in town and shop locally! Thanks again! Duxbury Newcomers Event Co-chairwomen Molly Smith and Kathryn Trefry, with Co-Presidents Megan Lemieux and Maggie Sanford.
to whomever returned our Gravedigger after three years, he looks like he was well cared for. Also, thank you to all who stopped in on Halloween night. We had fun! The Eagans Chestnut Street
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DHS Fall Tournament of Plays
“This is a Test” by Stephen Gregg
Chelsea Rollock holds up an answer while Madi Lies, Victoria Sanchez and Tommy Blanchard work on their test. Their teacher Madi Farquharson doesn’t see the cheating at this time.
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Photos by Karen Wong
Freshman Student Director Emily Merlin. Director Pat Weatherlow
The teacher, Madi Farquharson, goes over the rules of the test with students Tommy Blanchard, Victoria Sanchez and Ian McCourt.
Madi Lies, Pat MacLennan (the teacher’s pet), Madi Farquharson and Ian McCourt are all ears waiting for stressed out student Tommy Blanchard to give an answer. The chorus, Cassie Cushing, Alenni Davis and Madi Tower, chimes in with their insight.
Sophomore Student Director Devin Cheney. Director Richard Miller
“Drive-in” by Richard Hellesen
Stage crew member Cassie Rollock drives out the dating couple, Lexi Goyette and Jason Angel. Emily McClure is the ticket seller.
Dani Jamieson, Michaela Lake and Jenna Pasquale spend a girls’ night out after a fight with a boyfriend
Antonio Riley, Russell Hart and Brandon Waltz are buddies going to the drive in together.
“All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum
Winning Production: Junior Student Director Missy Hibbard. Director Darin MacFarlane
Mirrors were a powerful prop at the end of the junior class play. Michelle Kazanoski, Will Betteridge and Cameron Draper reflect light around the theatre with mirrors. The Omnipotent Narrator, Annie White, gives a sermon.
Kindergartners Lauren Feeney, Abby Dobbins, Tori Clough, Haley Whitman, Kelly Geiger, Emma Farquharson and Kathleen Doherty perform a puppet show. Being silly is celebrated in kindergarten like no other time in one’s life, as Dylan Kornberg, Gillian Desmarais and Michelle Kazanowski share a laugh.
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Girl Scout news
Halloween/Juliette Low Birthday party: Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts in their Halloween costumes were greeted by members of Cadette Troop 80331 as they arrived at the annual Halloween/Juliette Low birthday party at Holy Family Church last Friday evening. The girls brought little pumpkins to decorate while they each had their faces painted. Fun activities included decorating Halloween cookies, musical tombstones, decorate the pumpkin face and eating donuts on a string. At the beginning of the birthday celebration, the girls gathered around Cadette Maryellen Slayter to learn about the life of Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouting in the United States, whose birthday happens to fall on Halloween. Juliette Low paid the guests a surprise visit during the presentation. Girls with October birthdays had the honor of blowing out the candles on Juliette’s birthday cake, which she then shared with them. The evening ended with the traditional Friendship Circle and each girl received a special Juliette Low Birthday patch. Troop 80331 is very grateful to Holy Family Church for again allowing them to use their hall.
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Rachael Sobran tries her hand at eating a donut on a string.
Caitlin Stehn enjoyed decorating her ghost and pumpkin cookies.
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Duxbury Girl Scout Tshirt/Sweatshirts: We have extended the deadline to order Duxbury Girl Scout t-shirts or sweatshirts to Friday, Nov. 6 at the request of a few of our leaders. This will be the last week to place orders until January. To obtain an order form or for more info, call Joan at 781-934-5427 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Cookie Informational Meeting: Jan Bruno, our town’s cookie manager, will be holding a mandatory informational meeting for all troop cookie moms on Wed., Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Girl Scout House. Cookie sale supplies will be distributed at this time. A member of the leadership team for each troop is also encouraged to attend.
Early Bird Patches: A reminder to all leaders who registered their troops last spring by the deadline. Your Early Bird patches are waiting to be picked up at Joan Riser’s home---they are in the Girl Scout box. American Girl Doll Tea Party: Girls Scout Troop 80531 would like to invite fellow Girl Scouts and their favorite doll to a tea party and bake sale at the Girl Scout House on Nov. 21. Seatings are 2-3:30 p.m., 3:15-4:45 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. This is a drop off party. The price is $5 per girl and includes tea, cookies, a Tea Party Fun patch. We will play games and win prizes. 18” doll clothes will be available as an additional purchase. All proceeds to benefit Troop 80531. To reserve your space, e-mail Leann Slayter at email@example.com. Payment required to guarantee your seat.
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Thursday Nov. 5 DHS School Council 5 p.m. Chandler PTA meeting 9:30 a.m. Friday Nov. 6 Hypnosis Gone Wild Show 7 p.m. DHS Monday Nov. 9 Start Time Forum DHS Student Lounge 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 11 No School -- Veteran’s Day Thursday Nov. 12 Alden PTA meeting 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 13 7/8th grade dance 5-7 p.m. Monday Nov. 16 DHS PTO meeting 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 16 - Friday Nov. 20 DMS Nature’s Classroom Wednesday Nov. 18 School Committee meeting 7 p.m. SEnD SCHooL nEwS & PHoToS to firstname.lastname@example.org THE DEADLInE is Monday at noon.
School start time forum
There will be an open forum to discuss the recent changes to the school start times on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the student lounge at Duxbury High School.
School Lunch Menu
Week of November 9 - 13
Monday: Mozzarella mania with dipping sauce, tossed salad, garlic breadstick, fresh fruit, juice. Tuesday: Crispy or spicy chicken sub, macaroni salad, green beans, grape juice. Wednesday: No School Thursday: Rib-a-que, rice pilaf, corn, orange juice. Friday: Calzone, caesar salad, lemonade. Extra slice for $1. Daily lunch option: Specialty sandwich line and salad bar open daily.
Over 115 Alden Elementary School students participated in the Annual Walk-A-Thon to support the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless.
Monday: Mozarella sticks with dip, garden salad, fresh apples, lemonade. Tuesday: Buffalo chicken sub, pasta salad, pickle, curley fries, juice. Wednesday: No School Thursday: Homemade chili, a bowl or boule, corn, cheese cubes, juice. Friday: Pizza, veggie tray, red and green grapes, lemonade. Extra slice for $1. Daily lunch options: Assorted sandwiches and salad daily; Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- bagel lunch; Tuesday, Thursday -- Tony’s pizza or PB&J Uncrustable.
n Nov. 10, Duxbury High School’s Student Council, with major contributions from the DHS PTO, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and other community members is proud to announce the coming of Rachel’s Challenge to the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Rachel’s Challenge is based upon the theories and ethics of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which occurred in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. The program focuses
Rachel’s Challenge Comes to DHS
Monday: Popcorn chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, chilled pears, juice. Tuesday: Grilled cheese, mega noodle soup, peaches, Jello with topping, juice. Wednesday: No School Thursday: Rib-a-que, pasta salad, glazed carrots, pineapples, juice. Friday: Big Daddy pizza slice, garden salad, fresh fruit, juice. 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.
Monday: Popcorn chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, chilled pears, juice. Tuesday: Pasta with butter or sauce, steamed broccoli, whole wheat dinner roll, peaches, juice. Wednesday: No School Thursday: Rib-a-que, pasta salad, glazed carrots, pineapples, juice. Friday: Scrambled eggs, mini bagel, bacon, orange smiles, juice. 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. All lunches served with choice of milk.
“Hypnosis Gone Wild,” is coming to Duxbury High School, 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 is sponsored by Adults Caring for Theatre and features the comic talents of master hypnotist Dan Candell. Advance tickets will be on sale at Westwinds Bookshop 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.
around Rachel’s own idea, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” After her death, Rachel’s father, Darrel Scott began Rachel’s Challenge to try to make Rachel’s dream a reality. By using Rachel’s ideas, Rachel’s Challenge intends to “start a chain reaction” not only in the school but in the entire Duxbury Community. While Rachel’s Challenge is presented by many different family members, Craig Scott, Rachel’s brother will be com-
ing to Duxbury High School. On Nov. 10, students in grades 9 – 12 will see the multimedia presentation led by Craig, who was in the library when the shootings occurred. At 7 p.m. that evening, another presentation will be held for parents and other members of the community, with the same goal, to positively shape the community. All are invited to attend the evening program. For more information regarding Rachel’s Challenge please visit www.rachelschallenge.com.
Alden Game Night Nov. 13
The Alden Elementary School is hosting a Gamewright Game Night on Friday, Nov. 13 in the Alden cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. Families and community members will have the opportunity to play a full selection of Gamewright’s fun and educational table-top games, from best sellers such as Slamwich and Rat-a-Tat to its newest titles, which include
Captain Clueless TM and Hang Four TM. In addition, Alden Elementary School will be selling Gamewright games during the event and 50 percent of the profits will go back to support additional programs and material for Alden Elementary School. For further event details, contact Kelly Leonard at matryasar@ verizon.net.
Chandler PTA food drive
The annual Chandler PTA canned food drive will take place through Friday Nov. 6. Donations of food go directly to aid our local families in need. Collections boxes will be located at the Chandler School at all entrances. Appropriate contributions include: CANNED GOODS: Vegetables, fruits, cranberry sauce, soups, tuna, 100 percent fruit juice, beans NON-PERISHABLES: Peanut butter, pasta, cereal, crackers, breakfast bars, pancake mix, rice PACKAGE DESSERTS: Cake mixes, frosting, brownie mixes, pudding. Glass containers, out of date items and dented cans can not be accepted.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Duxbury police log
1:59 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked on South River Street West with no one around. 2:35 p.m. Officer out with disabled motor vehicle on Congress Street. 11:16 p.m. Caller reports person put hand through a window on Keene Street. Transported by ambulance with two medics on board. 12:26 a.m. Caller reports erratic operator on Union Bridge Road. Driver spoken to.
Thursday Oct. 22
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3:52 p.m. Caller complains of party in yard. Officer reports party looking for dog. 5:00 p.m. Caller reports missing child. Child was found at the library.
Tuesday Oct. 27
6:03 p.m. Caller reports finding suspicious material behind dumpster. Officer checked. All okay.
12:11 p.m. 911 caller reports motor vehicle crash. Crash in Kingston. Kingston police on the scene.
1:00 a.m. Suspicious vehicle parked overnight at Chandler School.
Wednesday Oct. 28
7:02 p.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle parked at intersection of Woodridge Road and Tremont Street. Officer reports possible disabled vehicle.
9:46 p.m. N-Star Electric reports brush in road on Evergreen Street. DPW notified.
7:58 p.m. Caller requesting to speak with officers. Ambulance requested at the scene on South Street. Two females arrested, both for domestic assault and battery.
6:22 p.m. Officer to Needham to assist other police department.
Sunday Oct. 25
12:59 a.m. Motor vehicle parked in roadway on Tremont Street. Officer advised to move. 1:42 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked behind Tsang’s with no one around.
5:26 p.m. Larceny reported on Bay Road.
5:18 p.m. Caller on Bolas Road reports house broken into. Investigator notified. 7:27 p.m. Caller on Bolas Road reports open door to house. Investigator notified. 9:37 p.m. Caller reports suspicious activity on Bolas Road.
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2:21 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle with flat tire on West Street. 8:10 p.m. Caller into station to report unable to lock doors on building on St. George Street. Officer assisted. 12:49 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked at high school.
2:16 p.m. Minor motor vehicle accident involving town truck on Hill Side Lane. Officer out to take pictures.
8:55 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Washington Street. Unknown personal injury. Tiger Tow called for one vehicle.
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8:19 a.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Depot Street towed by AAA. 10:50 a.m. Accident with property damage on Merry Avenue.
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12:43 p.m. Caller reports party on the ground on Mayflower Street. Ambulance transported to Jordan Hospital.
6:16 p.m. Caller on High Street reported land dispute with neighbor. Officer advised it is a civil matter. 7:28 p.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle on Windward Way. Gone on arrival. 1:08 a.m. Caller complains of loud fans in back of store on Depot Street.
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1:31 a.m. Ambulance transported one party from Plumfield Lane to Jordan Hospital.
7:17 a.m. Caller reported suspicious motor vehicle on the corner of Summer and Franklin Streets. Gone on arrival. 10:11 a.m. Caller reports party taking newspaper without paying. Officer spoke to attendant. Paper taken was a free paper.
12:04 p.m. Officer out with disabled motor vehicle on Summer Street. Help on the way. 4:11 p.m. Caller reports breaking and entering to residence on Bianca Road. Investigator notified. 6:49 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Congress Street. Tiger Towing notified.
9:26 a.m. Officer assisted with motor vehicle lockout on Kingstown Way. 12:28 p.m. Warrant of apprehension served on Tremont Street. 3:46 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Laurel Street.
8:14 a.m. Party reports van in driveway on Bay Road and two men went inside with bags. Officer reports house vacant and contractors working on same.
8:13 a.m. Sick raccoon reported in the area of Ladyslipper Lane. Animal control notified.
8:04 p.m. Caller on Surplus Street reports people ringing doorbell and leaving. Area search negative. 8:18 p.m. K-9 officer to assist Marshfield Police department. 9:56 p.m. Caller reports tree limb on road on South Street. DPW notified.
4:12 p.m. Caller reports kids trespassing in the old Goodrich building on Railroad Avenue. Area search negative.
8:56 p.m. Caller on Bianca Road reports people ringing doorbell and leaving. Area search negative. 9:34 p.m. Halifax police re-
6:50 p.m. Ambulance transported one party from Meeting House Road to Jordan hospital.
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The Lady Dragons returned to form after their 5-1 loss to Whitman-Hanson last week with three straight wins over Patriot League foes.
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A 7-1 blowout of North Quincy got the week off to a rousing start, and it continued on Thursday with a 3-1 win over Hingham. Duxbury struck quickly, as Jen Moore came out of the right corner less than five minutes into the contest and beat Hingham goalkeeper Katie Walsh with a blast into the top far corner, putting Duxbury ahead 1-0. A Hingham timeout seemed to get the Harborwomen back on track, as they responded with a corner and a couple of bursts downfield that produced a pair of shots that went wide of the net. Another Hingham corner at the five-minute mark produced no results, but it did send the Duxbury offense in transition, with Caitlin Burke dribbling into the box and just missing a goal when her shot went by the left post. The second half started with the fans hardly seated and the players still milling around their benches when
TrAFFIc JAM: Duxbury goaltender emily brook leaps to make a save during saturday’s 1-0 win over Pembroke. Photo by Mike Halloran
Moore notched her second of the afternoon to give the Lady Dragons some breathing room at 2-0. It looked like the Lady Dragons were about to take a 3-0 lead at the 29-minute mark when Emily Gallagher broke in alone, but her shot went up and over the crossbar, as the lead remained at two. Hingham would pressure the Duxbury defense the rest of the half, forcing Brook to make a couple of big saves. However, Gallagher took the pressure off of Duxbury when she gathered in a loose ball and fired it into the top corner with 3:23 to go to ice the victory. Hingham’s Kate Bailey ruined Brook’s attempt for
her fifth shutout of the season when she scored with 21 seconds left in the game. On Saturday, Duxbury tangled with a desperate Pembroke squad that needed a tie or a win to qualify for postseason play. The Lady Dragons had barely beaten (2-1) the Titans just two weeks earlier, so Coach Emerson Coleman knew his team was in for a battle. With winds whipping around, the Titans had it going their way in the first half. For 25 minutes, play stayed on the Duxbury side of the field, as Pembroke had several corners and the defense was on constant alert. Momentum swung over
the final 15 minutes, as the Lady Dragons earned a pair of corners and kept the visitors off the board–a strategy Coleman was hoping for. With the wind in Duxbury’s favor for the second half it was expected that the Lady Dragons would pepper Pembroke keeper Alex Smith. It failed to happen, as Pembroke’s desperate circumstances kept the pressure on Brook and the defense. A Katie Finocchiaro blast early in the half was Duxbury’s best chance for a goahead goal, while the Duxbury defense had its hands full with the never-say-die Titans.
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fbcd.org 781-934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Pastor Jamie Cotelleso Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; nursery and children’s programs during worship time. Sunday school classes, children through adult, immediately following morning worship; 5:30 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups with Youth Pastor Brent Van Wyk; 6 p.m. devotion and prayer time. Awana Clubs for kids every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for preschool through the sixth grade.
MoNday Nov. 9
School start time forum. To be held at 7 p.m. in the Student Lounge at Duxbury High School.
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www.stjohnsduxbury.org 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 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. First Saturday service, 5 p.m. on Nov. 7.
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Tuesday Nov. 10
Interfaith Understanding Series. The second program of the series features Rev. David C. Michael, Pastor of St. John Chrysostom Church in West Roxbury, at 7 p.m. in the Holy Family Church Parish Center. Fr. Michael’s topic will be Christianity. Peru trip for artists. Join the DAA at the Duxbury Free Library on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about a trip to Peru for artists and art enthusiasts. Free presentation. Duxbury Garden Club. Meets at the First Parish Church with coffee at 9 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m. If interested in joining, call Kris Gaskins at 781934-0108 or Anne Williams at 781934-7512 for more information or visit communitygardenclubofduxbury.org. American Legion Breakfast. Duxbury Post 223 American Legion hosts a breakfast at the Duxbury Senior Center at 9 a.m. followed by a presentation of programs offered by the Post. Free but reservations required 24 hours in advanced at 781934-5774 x100 or 101.
Holy Family Church
holyfamilyduxbury.org 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.
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duxburyuu.org Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 The office is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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. “Menu for the Future” meets Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Office closed Nov. 11.
Backyard Birds for Kids. Staff from the South Shore Natural Science Center will present a birding program for children in kindergarten through grade two (with an adult) from 4:15-5 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Advance registration is required and can be done online at duxburyfreelibrary.org, by phone 781934-2721 x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk.
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your space with Michelle Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781452-7014. Newcomers Club Wine Tasting. At the home of Jon and Tanya Trevisan at 7:30 p.m., Craig Drollett of Bin Ends Wine in Braintree will bring a selection of wines to taste. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Abby Besse at abbybesse@yahoo. com, 508-830-1985 or Michelle Maguire at mmaguire01@yahoo. com. Quest at Berrybrook School. Turn your family walk into a treasure hunt while you explore the Berrybrook grounds from 9-11 a.m. (rain date Sunday, Nov. 8). Starting in the Berrybrook parking lot, 267 Winter St. Refreshments afterwards in the playground. A donation of $10 per family to benefit the Helen Wheeler Scholarship Fund. Children’s Opera. South Shore Conservatory’s Opera by the Bay presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, 7 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts and again on Sunday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. in Cox Hall, One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Tickets may be purchased online at sscmusic.org or by calling 781-7497565, x20. Priced at $15 for adults and $5 for children.
WedNesday, Nov. 11
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Thursday Nov. 12
Poster Art Exhibition. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. More information at duxburyart.org. 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. Ask a Nurse. A Bayada nurse will be available at the Senior Center to answer your health related questions. The meeting will be private and confidential. She will be at the Senior Center from 11a.m.-12 noon.
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Thursday Nov. 5
Tech Talk Series. The Tech Talk series at the Duxbury Free Library continues from 7-8 p.m. with Overdrive Overview. Learn how to download audio books from the library catalog. Duxbury High School All Band night. Concert at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. There will be a special tribute and a commissioned piece to be played in memory of Paul Fortini. Seasonal Flu Clinic. The Board of Health will conduct a flu clinic at the Duxbury Senior Center for residents on at 5 p.m.
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 to 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 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7, annual Harvest Dinner, 5 p.m., $9.50 adults, $4.50 children age four to 11.
Friday Nov. 13
Countdown to Copenhagen: Water Justice, global and local. Listen and talk with speakers and local residents at the Social Justice Speaker series of the Duxbury First Parish Church, 870 Tremont St. Dessert and coffee served at 7 p.m., speakers and discussion starts at 7:30 p.m. Free. Gamenight at Alden. Alden Elementary School is hosting a Gamewright GameNight on in the Alden cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. Families and community members are invited to participate. In addition, Gamewright games will be for sale during the event and 50 percent of the profits will go back to support the school. For further event details, contact Kelly Leonard at matryasar@ verizon.net. Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist.
Friday Nov. 6
Hypnotist Gone Wild Show. Coming to Duxbury High School at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Adults Caring for Theater to support support the DHS Drama Troupe, the hypnotist, Dan Candell’s show is all in good fun. Advance tickets on sale at Westwinds Book Store for $8. Tickets at the door are $10. Senior Citizens Club. Meets at 9:30 a.m., in the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781-585-9242.
United Methodist Church
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship, adult choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee hour following. Third Friday of each month we serve dinner at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month is ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
suNday Nov. 8
Bay Farm 5K Run. Bay Farm Montessori Academy holds its Fifth Annual 5K Run by the Bay and Kids Run for Fun at 145 Loring St. Registration at 8:30 a.m., the children’s races at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K Run at 10:15 a.m. Dedicated to the memory of Royce Whitaker. Register online at bfarm.org/giving/5KRun.cfm or contact Kyra Mercer at 781-9347101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Painting demonstration. Frank Costantino will demonstrate his many techniques to coincide with the New England Watercolor Society Regional Show at the Art Complex Museum at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and preregistration is at 781-934-6634, x10. Fall Foliage Fiesta Walk. Hosted by the Open Space Committee at 1 p.m. at the Bennett Conservation Area on Union Bridge Road. Refreshments and maps available; sun or light rain. Bring friends and enjoy the Bennett trails.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday worship service and Sunday School for K-12, 10:30 a.m. Mid-week testimony meeting on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Reading Room open to all, 15 Standish St. Halls Corner, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.1 p.m. Christian Science Sentinel Radio on WATD 95.9 FM Sunday mornings at 7 a.m.
saTurday Nov. 7
Artist’s reception. Dean Morrissey will discuss his work at a reception to be held at the Bumpus Gallery from 2-4 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. CPR and First Aid. Duxbury Newcomers Club is offering a class to certify its members in Pediatric/Infant CPR and first aid. Bagels and coffee at 8 a.m., class starts at 8:30 a.m. at 65 Cushing Dr. in Duxbury. Cost of $65 includes course, materials, and certification for three years. Reserve
Journey Community of Faith
saTurday Nov. 14
Plymouth Phil’s ‘Dance’ concert at the PAC. Steven Karidoyanes conducts a concert of dance music composed for the stage at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. A pre-concert talk by Conductor Karidoyanes begins at 7 p.m. Duxbury’s Mezzo-soprano, Beth MacLeod will be featured.
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
By sarie Booy
Question of the Week
Have you ever visited the historic houses in Duxbury?
“I have seen some on school field trips....the John Alden House and the King Caesar House.” Henry buonagurio longview road
“I’ve been to the King Caesar House every year at Christmas time.” cressida buonagurio longview road
“I’ve been to all of them. I am an Alden and Wadsworth descendant, so I certainly have been to the Alden House. But I have also visited the Nathaniel Winslow House, the Gershom Bradford House and the Drew House.”
Phyllis Dente enterprise street Tickets are $50, $45, $35 and $20. Senior, Youth and Group discounts are offered. $5 student “rush” tickets sold at the door one hour before performance, as available. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 508-746-8008. Crafts Fair. The Mayflower Congregational Church of Kingston hosts a Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Briggs Building on Main Street, Kingston. Crafters, white elephant table, bake table and luncheon. No admission charge. For more information, contact Jo-Ann Gabriel at 508-747-8967. Candlemaking demonstration. The Plymouth County Beekeepers Association invites the public to a free candlemaking demonstration hosted by local beekeepers on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 267 High St. in Hanson (Massachusetts Agricultural Extension Building). For information call John Phillips at 781-293-2297. Artist’ s reception. An opening reception for “On Their Own: Judith Brassard Brown, a new exhibition at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, is scheduled from 1:303:30 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Feb. 15. DHS Class of 1989 20th Reunion. Friday, Nov. 27, from 7-10 p.m. at the Venus II Restaurant, Brant Rock. To RSVP, please e-mail jonathanhanlon@hotmail, or find the event on Facebook. Mock Battle with Cardboard Tubes. Duxbury Free Bookmarks Club hosts a mock battle with cardboard tubes in the field behind the Duxbury Free Library on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. Youths ages 12 and older may battle for $10. All ages may participate in carnival games for $5. Pre-register at the DFL circulation desk. Learn to Skate. Pilgrim Skating Club at Hobomock Arenas, Pembroke, offers learn to skate sessions Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. starting Nov. 21 for five weeks for $90. For more information go to pilgrimskatingclub.com or call 781294-7575. Sunday Salon Series. Joshua Kendall, author of The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness and the Creation of Roget’s Thesaurus, will discuss his book on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m.in the library’s Merry Room. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org. Thanksgiving Service. The Duxbury Interfaith Council will sponsor it’s annual Thanksgiving Service at 7:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26). The service will be held at Bumpus Park across from the King Ceasar House (King Ceasar Rd.). A coffee hour will follow in the barn of the King Ceasar House. For more
“I’ve been to Duxbury many, many times but I’ve never been inside the historic houses. I’ve seen many of them from the outside.” Gale chandler visitor from North carolina
“I’ve been to the John Alden House on a school field trip.” Matt Phillips Mullins Avenue
information, call 781-934-8388, or visit duxinterfaith.com. Senior Center Annual Holiday Craft Fair. On Sunday, Nov. 29, the Senior Center’s Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. As part of Holly Days, trolleys will make stops at the Senior Center beginning at noon to drop shoppers off and pick them up. Also, tables available for crafters and artisans. Please contact Linda at 781934-5774, x103 for an application or stop by 8-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Table fee is $30. Brunonia Barry at the Library. Author of The Lace Reader discusses her novel on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room. For more information, call 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org. Festival of Trees cocktail party. The 20th annual Festival of Trees cocktail party takes place Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. at Plymouth Plantation. Tickets are $65 per person. Call Katie Rudicus at 781-934-5007 or Linda Quinlan at 781-424-5410 or 781-424-5410 for more information.
Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist. Dean Morrissey at the Bumpus Gallery. The children’s book illustrations of Scituate artist Dean Morrissey will be featured at the Helen Bumpus Gallery, on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library, during November and December. 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 and must be done in person at the Duxbury Free Library. 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, 10:1511 a.m. through Nov. 17 or ages 3 ½ to 4 years, Thursday, 10:15-11 a.m. 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. Call the library at 781-9342721 x108, or stop by the circulation desk and reserve the case now. The Council on Aging fitness classes. Zumba latin dance aerobics at 12:15 on Wednesdays and 12:45 p.m. on Fridays ($5/free for Seniors); Strength training on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi on Tuesday at 9 a.m.; Stay fit multi-level class on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; Yoga on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. Call 781934-5774, x103 for questions. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-934-2721. 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 617-722-2305.
After school movie. “Up, Up, and Away” is the next after school movie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 2:153:50 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Register online at duxburyfreelibrary.org, by phone at 781-934-2721 x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk. Republican Town Committee. The Duxbury RepublicanTown Committee will be holding its next meeting at the Alden House barn located at 105 Alden St. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Representative Jeff Perry will discuss his book “My GOP.” Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bill Harris at 781-934-8788 or e-mail email@example.com. Oil painting classes. The Art Complex Museum is offering a six week class taught by Laura Tryon Jennings for teens and adults to be held on Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., Nov. 18- Dec. 16. (Class on Nov. 25 will be 1-4 p.m.) The cost is $165 plus a $12 materials fee. Registration required at 781-934-6634, x15 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
suNday Nov. 15
Chanukah Bazaar. Held by Congregation Shirat Hayam at the Temple located at 185 Plain St. (Route 139), Marshfield from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Included is a fundraiser to sell back your gold and silver. Also, this is Open Doors from 1-2 p.m. An opportunity for all to meet Rabbi Rachel, tour the sanctuary and Torah, and get introduced to Judaism. For more information, e-mail info@ shirathayam.net or call 781-5822700.
Holy Family Coat Drive. Sponsored by Connecting Catholic Families, Nov. 2-8, please drop off your gently worn coats in the Holy Family Parish Center. The donated coats will be distributed to St. Edith Stein Parish, Brockton, Pilgrim’s Coalition for the Homeless, and Society of St. Vincent DePaul.
Duxbury Camera Club to Explore ‘Street Portraits’
he next Duxbury Camera Club meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Featured speaker is Dr. Kevin LaLonde an accomplished amateur photographer who has been making impromptu “street portraits” for many years. Come and learn more about this wonderful area of photography. Dr. LaLonde will provide tips for eliminating the awkward feeing of photographing interesting people anywhere, including at home. As a part of his presentation Dr.LaLonde will also critique samples of attendees work. The optional pre-meeting assignment is to photograph people you meet on the street, and to bring in no more than two 8x10 portrait prints (black and white or color) for comment. Submission of photos for critique is not a requirement for attendance at the meeting. Duxbury Camera Club will be meeting in the Merry Room on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August. Noted Duxbury photographer Anne Henning will be present her work along with tips on how to “Find and Make Good Pictures” on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Club is open to photographers of all levels. Mark your calendar for Nov. 4 and join the fun. For more information email email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thanksgiving food drive
is, more than ever, interfaith. The membership group includes congregations and other faith groups including everyone from (where should I begin?) Baha’i to the Church of the Nazarene. (I used the beginning and ending of the Council’s member list on their Web site, duxinterfaith.com.) All three Abrahamic religions are represented (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) and there’s more room in the pews for a few other views. Thanksgiving is a non-denominational American holiday, but Christmas and Easter are Christian. Interfaith food baskets, however, are universal, so they refer to “December” holidays and “Spring” holidays. Harry asked that I mention two hands-on food drives, both held at Foodie’s, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and again Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Foodie’s, of course, is the Duxbury supermarket off Hall’s Corner, next to the post office. Drop food off, or go inside to shop for the council’s needs while you do your own shopping. They’ll be sure to tell you what they need. Donate money by sending checks payable to the Duxbury Interfaith Council, P.O. Box 1161, Duxbury, MA 02331. Any amount helps. Donate yourself by volunteering Monday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. sorting and packing food, or Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Loading food into cars begins at noon on the 23rd, with limited home delivery after 2 p.m. Donate joy by baking goodies – cookies, brownies, quickbreads, pies, cakes – and dropping them off no later than Sunday, Nov. 22. When you’ve done baking for joy, bake for yourself. Peace settles in a stressed family when food has been taken off the problem list for a few days. But home-baked goodies bring more than peace. They bring joy and hope. Trust me on this. And if your goodies taste better with butter, bring that, too. One other note: when you’re selecting non-perishable foods to donate, let your hearts open wide. Save the year-old kidney beans for your own chili. Give the best of the best. Choose meaty, yummy stews and veggies you’d be happy to see on your own shelf. Give a stressed family more stress (read: a rock-hard butternut squash) and you’ve failed your own intentions. Give them hearty food they can dive into, and you’ve given them love. It’s a feast, not a home economics lesson. Make it easy. For questions, call the Interfaith Council at 781-934-8388. Donate a turkey at the same phone number – turkeys require some special planning. Does this seem lavish? At $111.11 per family, per feast, I think not. But I wish you could see, just once, the joy in their faces when the little ones tear open their treats. And Harry Katz is thanking me? No, Harry. Thank you.
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Learn oil paint basics at the Art Complex
The Art Complex Museum is now registering for additional classes taught by well-known area artist, Laura Tryon Jennings whose work is in the collections of best selling author Mary Higgins Clark, singer Bruce Hornsby and Harvard University. Jennings will offer the opportunity to learn the basics of oil paint with drawing hints and/ or to paint from photographs using different techniques. The nuances of color theory, color mixing, composition, and the importance of a view point will be covered by working from a still life set up in the studio or a photograph. This is a relaxed encouraging environment with individual attention. All levels are welcome. Bring a photograph you’ve taken. The five week classes are for teens and adults and are held on Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., Nov. 18 through Dec. 16. The class on Nov. 25 will be 1-4 p.m. There is a charge of $165 plus a $12 materials fee. Registrations required at 781934-6634, extension 15 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragons Fall Sports Schedule
Revised schedule as of November 4
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 Dux over Pembroke 28-0 3-2 Dux over N. Quincy 21-6 4-2 Dux over silver lake 35-7 5-2 Dux over W-H 35-20 6-2 Hingham Away 2:00 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 Dux over rockland Dux ties Hanover Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Dux over Pembroke Dux over silver lake Dux ties scituate Dux ties W-H Dux over N. Quincy Hingham over Dux 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 over Dux Dux over Hanover Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Dux over Pembroke Dux ties silver lake Dux over scituate W-H over Dux Dux over N. Quincy Dux over Hingham Dux over Pembroke Cohasset sept. 15 sept. 15 sept. 19 sept. 22 sept. 22 sept. 29 sept. 29 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. 7 oct. 12 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 Dux over Middleboro 25-31 Dux over Quincy 26-30 Pembroke over Dux 26-29 Dux over randolph 15-50 All league Meet 4th FIelD Hockey Dux over Marshfield 3-0 Dux over silver lake 4-1 Dux over Notre Dame 4-0 Dux over Pembroke 3-0 Dux over Hingham 2-0 b. Fenwick over Dux 3-2 Dux over Middleboro 6-0 Dux ties Hanover 0-0 Dux over silver lake 4-1 Dux over scituate 4-0 Dux over Pembroke 7-0 Dux over Hingham 1-0 Dux over Middleboro 9-0 Dux over Hanover 4-1 Dux over scituate 5-0 Hopkinton over Dux 1-0 Dux ties Notre Dame 0-0 Dux over Marshfield 6-2 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 over Dux Dux over silver lake Dux over scituate Dux over W-H Dux over N. Quincy Dux over Hingham sandwich over Dux b.c. High over Dux Dux over barnstable south sectionals State Finals 1-0 1-1 TbA 2-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 5-3 5-4 6-4 6-4 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 5-1 6-1 6-1-1 7-1-1 8-1-1 9-1-1 10-1-1 11-1-1 12-1-1 13-1-1 13-2-1 13-2-2 14-2-2
Back on track
While the game appeared on its way to a tie and a tournament spot for the Titans, Mother Nature had other ideas. With 10:37 left in the game, Burke floated a corner kick from Davis’ left over her out-stretched arms where Moore came running in and knocked it home for the eventual game-winner. Pembroke had a serious threat with 2:10 remaining, but defender Meghan Woomer got back in time to break up the play and preserve the shutout for Brook. On Thursday the girls will learn their first-round opponent in the MIAA South Sectionals. Check the DHS athletic Web site for complete information.
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lucky seVeN: Duxbury junior katie Finocchiaro tries to dribble around a Hingham defender during last week’s 3-1 win.
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 Dux over Middleboro 19-39 Dux over N. Quincy 17-44 Pembroke over Dux 20-37 Dux over randolph 22-39 All league Meet 3rd
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DHS Athletic Dept. 781-934-7668
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sports Editor Mike Halloran • email@example.com
Dragons rise from the dead
It could have been the excitement of the afternoon pep rally, or maybe Dan Candell hypnotized the team as he warmed up for this Friday night’s performance at the DHS auditorium
Duxbury Whitman-Hanson By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Whatever it was, the Dragons walked through the first 22 minutes of Friday night’s game in a trance, looking like zombies while committing four turnovers in the first half of their key Patriot League game with Whitman-Hanson. It sure looked bleak for the Dragons as they went to the locker room at halftime trailing 13-0. However, they awoke from their funk in the third quarter, scoring 28 points to grab the lead for good in a 35-20 win over the Panthers. Prospects for the playoffs boil down to a three-game stretch that started with the
play of the drive. The Panthers gave it right back when they failed to make a fourth and one at the 40-yard line, thanks to a great tackle by linebacker Max Randle. Midway through the second quarter, the Dragons took a huge gamble on fourth and one at their own 34-yard line and fumbled, giving the visitors possession at the 30. Faced with a third and eleven, the Panthers caught a break on a roughing the passer penalty, placing the ball at the 21-yard line and setting up a one-yard run for a TD by Daigneault. A two-point attempt failed and the visitors lead 13-0 as both teams went to their locker rooms. “I think a couple of my guys were mad they weren’t picked for homecoming queen, but that attitude changed at halftime,” said a joking Maimaron. Getting over their rejection during the 15-minute break, the Dragons came out in the third quarter and blew the Panthers off the field, scoring on their third play when Haffey found junior Matt Hallisey down in the left corner of the end zone for a 21-yard TD pass. Startzell’s PAT was good and Duxbury was back in the game at 13-7. The Dragons’ defense started to take hold, forcing a punt that was fumbled on the snap with sophomore Jay McDermott taking down the punter for a 13-yard loss. A pair of Haffey runs and a personal foul brought the ball down to the five-yard line where senior captain Bobby Murphy went up the middle running back bobby Murphy rumbles past Panther safety christian to tie the game at 13-13. StartPetta and into the end zone to cap off a 28-point third quarter for zell’s PAT split the uprights the Dragons with his second rushing touchdown.
Panthers and will continue this Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., when Duxbury travels to Hingham to take on the Harbormen. A win will pit the Dragons against Scituate the following week where a victory will put Coach Dave Maimaron’s team into postseason play. “You can’t afford to lose any of these league games,” said the Duxbury coach. “This game with Hingham coming up has always been the game that determined the league champions since I have been here.” Duxbury suffered its first mishap just over two minutes into Friday night’s game, when punter Ben Startzell’s punt was blocked and returned to the Dragons’ 30-yard line by W-H’s Jermaine Carter. Eight plays later Tyler Munn took it into the end zone on a five-yard run, and David Colclough’s PAT made it 7-0. A failed onsides kick gave Duxbury great field position at the 49-yard line. However, Kyle Daigneault intercepted QB Kane Haffey on the second
A Dragon defenseman recovers a Whitman-Hanson fumble in the third quarter to set up touchdown drive the gave Duxbury the lead Friday night. Photos by Dave Palana
and the Dragons went ahead for good at 14-13. Less than a minute later Randle put a ferocious hit on the W-H QB, knocking the ball loose for the Dragons to recover on the Panther’s 14-yard line. Five plays later Murphy went in for his second score of the game and Startzell’s PAT had Duxbury up 21-13 with 2:50 left in the quarter. A key third-down stop by Randle and the Buonagurio brothers (Dan and Henry) forced a punt deep in the W-H zone that Hallisey returned to the 34-yard line. With 26 seconds remaining in the quarter, Haffey hit senior Pat McWilliams for a 33-yard TD toss, with Startzell’s PAT making it 28-13. What looked like the start of a rout suddenly became a game again in one play, as Daigneault took a hand-off and went 73 yards around the
right side for a TD that made it 28-20. There was still plenty of time for the Panthers to regroup. However Haffey, directed the Dragons on a nine-play, 64-yard drive that consumed just over five minutes, before he found tight end C.J. Cote for a 20-yard TD strike to make it 35-20. “You can’t make four turnovers in a half and expect to win,” said Maimaron. “They had the short field the whole time in the first half. They are a solid team and we were lucky to be able to get back in the game.” Maimaron went to his bench in the final five minutes and fans got to see freshman team stars Jon Hurvitz and Henry Narlee, both of whom showed why the ninth-graders are undefeated and raising expectations for Duxbury football over the next few years.
Dragons lose title by accident
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Duxbury’s 14-game unbeaten streak came to an unfortunate end on Thursday afternoon in Hingham, as it lost its first soccer game of the season to the Harbormen, 1-0, and in the process lost its bid for the Patriot League title.
Duxbury North Quincy
Blanchard’s shot in the 25th minute of action deflected off a Dragon defender for the only score of the game. Duxbury’s forte has been defense for most of the season, while the offense has scored just one goal in each of six games and two goals in each of four games. While Coach John Tocci maintains that his team has gotten its chances, it becomes more critical from now on that the Dragons start to bury those chances as post season play begins. The Harbormen were well aware that the key to stopping
Jolly GreeN GIANT: Duxbury’s Dan sangster tries to dribble around his Hingham defenders.
Photos by Maynard Sangster
A sTeP AHeAD: Morgan Dwinnell beats his man to the ball during last week’s 1-0 loss to the Harbormen.
While Duxbury finished with a 10-1-4 record in league play (24 pts.), Hingham ended up at 12-2-1 (25 pts.), earning two points for a win and one point for a tie. To make matters worse, the Harbormen scored by accident when Brian
Golfers make it to finals
“We tried to play smart and not take anything higher than a bogey,” said Coach Jack Stoddard of his team’s consistent play at the Easton Country Club. Led by Billy Curley’s 76, five of the six Duxbury golfers were able to shoot rounds under 80. If not for DennisYarmouth’s Josh Moore’s medallist round of 70, the Dragons would have been clear winners along with Sandwich. Captain Jonathan Stoddard was a stroke behind Curley at 77, while Kevin Kuckuk (78), Stephan Krall (78), and James Magner (79) rounded out the Duxbury scoring. The Clipper sports section had gone to press prior to Tuesday’s final, so check the DHS athletic Web site for the results.
the Duxbury offense was to keep senior Dan Sangster in check and they did just that, limiting his chances, as well as those of the rest of the Dragons. Hingham netminder Andrew Blomberg didn’t make
many saves, but when he did they were timely, as he knocked away a David Hemingway cross and minutes later saved a deflected shot by Sangster in the first half. While the Duxbury offense may have been sluggish, the defense turned in its usual stingy performance, as Steve Blout and goaltender Max Cote did an excellent job keeping Hingham’s team scoring leader Brett Canepa off the scoreboard. Earlier in the week, the Dragons got a scare from North Quincy, but managed to pull it out with a 3-2 win. Playing on a muddy and slippery natural grass field, Duxbury was far more cautious than they had been in their early-season 4-0 win over the Red Raiders.
Duxbury opened the scoring in the 12th minute of play when Zach Gino took a diagonal pass on the ground from Sangster and dribbled in closer and around the NQ keeper for a 1-0 lead. The Red Raiders would respond 10 minutes later when they scored on a direct kick that eluded Cote and snuck under him to tie the game at 1-1 Gino was involved once again, as he sent a ball up the middle to Jimmy Landry, who cut behind his defender and dribbled into box for a rightfooted finish that gave the visitors a 2-1 halftime lead. The action went back and forth in the second half with Duxbury holding onto its slim one-goal margin. With the clock winding down, NQ’s Ian Martins tied the game in the
36th minute when he buried the rebound of a Cote save. The pressure continued on Cote, but this time it turned positive, as he cleared the ball to midfield where Sangster pounced on it. The senior captain proceeded to dribble past one defender before firing a shot under the NQ goalie for the game-winner. The team will end its regular-season schedule on Wednesday afternoon in Duxbury at 4 p.m. when it entertains Marshfield. On Thursday the MIAA will announce its pairings for the South Sectionals with the Dragons expected to open with a home playoff game. Consult the DHS sports Web site for playoff schedules.
Field hockey ready for tourney
The Lady Dragons ended their regular-season schedule on Friday with a 6-2 win over Marshfield, finishing off a week in which they lost to toprated Hopkinton, 1-0, and tied Notre Dame of Hingham, 0-0, to finish at 14-2-2. Lila Haffey was the big gun for Duxbury with three goals, while Grace Nissi (2) and Mimi Smith also got in the scoring column. The pairings for the MIAA field hockey tournament were
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
They say that being close only counts in horseshoes, but that is all it took last week in Easton for the DHS boys’ golf team to make it to Tuesday’s Division II State finals at the Blackstone National Golf Club in Sutton.
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By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
announced on Monday and Duxbury’s schedule can be seen on the DHS athletic Web site.
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eAsToN couNTry club 303 Sandwich Duxbury 309 Dennis Yarmouth 311
Needing to finish in one of the top two spots in the Sectional, the Dragons (309) did just that, finishing six strokes behind Sandwich (303) and two in front of Dennis-Yarmouth (311) to qualify for the trip to Central MA.
billy curly’s round of 76 led the Dragon’s to a second-place finish at the south sectionals, qualifying them for yesterday’s state championship.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Freshman Hunter Chiasson (DHS ’09) is swimming at Duquesne University and recently competed in his first swim meet at SUNY-Buffalo. The Dukes won 8 out of 11 events with Hunter finishing fourth in the 200-yard backstroke. He also swam the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard freestyle relay. This past weekend the Dukes beat Bucknell, 155-125, with Chiasson finishing sixth in the 200- backstroke… The Boston College Sailing Team that included senior crew Chris Protasewich (DHS ’06) captured the 2009 ICSA Sloop National Championship in dramatic fashion last chiasson weekend at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The Sloop Championships, college sailing’s keelboat national title, was sailed in a 26-foot Colgate with a crew of four. The Eagles qualified by winning their Conference Championship in late September… Junior Meredith Poore (DHS ’07) and her Bates connolly College soccer team defeated Colby, 1-0, on Saturday in Lewiston, ME… Brandeis junior Ben Bray (DHS ’07) finished 66 out of 76 runners at the UAA CrossCountry Championships at Case Western Reserve in OH on Saturday… Junior Kerri Connolly (DHS ’07) shot a 14-over par score of 230 to help her U. of Maryland golf team finish fifth out of 18 teams in the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Kiawah Island, SC… Sophomore Tom Perekslis (’08) finished 99 out of 126 runners at the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships Flaherty last week at St. Michael’s… Tufts junior Chris Flaherty (DHS ’07) scored a late goal on a laser with 3:20 remaining in the game, but Bowdoin hung on to beat the Jumbos, 2-1… Sophomore Colleen Connolly (DHS ’08) and her UConn (17-2) field hockey team will play in Saturday’s Big East semi-finals against Louisville… UNH sophomore Jordyn Krall (DHS ’08) and krall her women’s soccer team had their season ended when they dropped a 2-1 decision to UMaine in the America East quarterfinals… Senior Jack Shields (BCHS ’06) and his U. of Virginia Cavaliers dropped a stunning 28-17 decision to Duke on Saturday in Charlottesville… Freshman Tristen Chin (DHS ’09) and her top-seeded Wellesley College soccer team advanced to the NEWMAC semifinals with a 3-1 win over Mt Holyoke on Saturday in Wellesley… Senior captain Alicia Chandler (DHS seery ‘06) and her Westfield State soccer team knocked of the MA College of Liberal Arts, 2-1, to win the regular-season MASCAC title on Saturday. They will face Bridgew a t e r State in Antonellis the semifinals of the MASCAC Tournament on Wednesday in Westfield…Senior Greg Seery (DHS ’06) finished 85th out of 150 runners at the Alliance Cross-Country Championships held at Keene State on Saturday… WPI sophomore Danielle Antonellis (DHS ’08) and her Engineer field hockey team were knocked out of the NEWMAC tournament in a 5-1 loss to Springfield, but they are still in contention for an ECAC Tournament bid… Freshman Shane DiBona’s (DHS ’09) Iowa Hawkeyes won their ninth straight game with a 42-24 comeback win over Indiana on Saturday…
chris Protasewich and his national champion boston college sailing team.
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Cross-counrty ready for postseason
boys reADy To roll: ben kimball, Jason Angell, Greg bray, lucas Wojciechowski, Peter lanman, Jonathan Mckinley, John Hemingway, coach Dunn, brendan Meehan, billy Jewell and kevin casey.
Go GeT ‘eM GIrls: back row: lauren bittrich, Anne steele, coach Mccloud, caroline Manning, rosemary stoner, liz Doherty, laurel Duffey, Julie Averna. Front row: Julia Nee, Amy leputz, and Nicole Hanahan.
2009 Patriot League X-C Championships
Girls 5k results/Team scores 1 11 17 42 52 53 59 61 64 66 Ryan, Caitlin Steele, Anne Bittrich, Lauren Doherty, Liz Averna, Julie Hanahan, Nicole Manning, Caroline Duffy, Laurel Laputz, Amy McKenzie, Madison Whitman-Hanson Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury 25 66 87 142 19:27.60 20:37.98 21:35.25 23:59.32 24:28.49 24:35.00 25:21.08 25:28.24 25:44.16 26:07.55
Team scores: 1 Whitman-Hanson 2 Pembroke 3 Hingham 4 Duxbury
boys 5k results/Team scores 1 Cina, Paul 5 McKinley, Jonathan 16 Lucas, Wojciechows 20 Bray, Greg 29 Angell, Jason 39 Meehan, Brendan 45 Kimball, Ben 52 Jewell, Bill 71 Hemingway, John 86 Lanman, Peter 101 Casey, Kevin Team scores: 1 Pembroke 2 Whitman-Hanson 3 Duxbury Pembroke Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury 25 61 106 16:03.19 16:30.02 17:26.29 17:38.31 17:58.71 18:25.54 18:41.39 19:06.20 20:34.17 21:39.04 25:11.96
2009 Duxbury Patriot league X-c All-stars: Anne Steele, Lauren Bittrich, Jonathan McKinley, Billy Jewell and Lucas Wojciechows. The next meet for the Duxbury cross-country teams is the Division III State Meet to be held Saturday November 14, 2009 at Franklin Park.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Whitman-Hanson freshmen football team scored in the first two minutes of last Thursday’s game with Duxbury, but then watched as the Dragons came back for a dramatic 16-14 win over the Panthers. Led by the running of Jon Hurvitz and Henry Narlee, as well as the defensive efforts of Robert Kosharek and Owen Gray, Duxbury’s comeback win keeps its record a perfect 8-0. After giving up the opening score the Dragons roared back, driving 70 yards on seven plays, only to have QB John Geary’s pass picked off in the end zone. The Dragon defense held the Panthers on the following series, forcing them to turn the ball over on downs at their own 35-yard line. Hurvitz followed with three long runs before Narlee bolted in from the two-yard line for the touchdown. Hurvitz then barreled in for the two-point conversion to tie the score at 8-8 where it remained for the rest of the half.
Freshman football stays unbeaten in close call
Pat Buell forced a Whitman-Hanson fumble on the kickoff return to start the second half, with Kevin Winchester and Cody Dormandy recovering for the Dragons at the Panther’s 22-yard line. Geary wasted little time, connecting with Jay Walsh for 21 yards on the next play. Geary then took the snap and ran it in from one yard out to make the score 14-8. Hurvitz clawed in another two-point conversion for what proved to be the winning points. Whitman-Hanson responded with an aerial barrage, connecting on three consecutive times for more than 15 yards each. A quick strike of 20 yards into the corner of the end zone made it 16-14 when the Panthers missed the extra points. The Dragons defense then took over, as Joe Guilfoile, CJ LoConte and Marshall McCarthy spearheaded a Duxbury defense that stopped the Panthers for good and preserved the Dragons’ undefeated season.
Double DuTy: Jon Hurvitz (24) takes off during Thursday’s freshman game with Whitman-Hanson. Hurvitz’s effort earned him his first varsity appearance the following night against the Panthers.
Kingfish Swimmers kick-off fundraiser
Kingfish Swimming has organized a “student-driven” fundraiser that will provide young swimmers with the opportunity to participate in an intense week of rigorous training with Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres at the world-class Aquatic Complex located in Coral Springs, Fla. The kids of Kingfish Swimming have been segmented into ‘fundraising teams’ and are offering residents of Duxbury and surrounding towns the chance to have their property landscaped for a nominal fee. The fee is considered a donation that will directly benefit their chance to travel to the much-anticipated Winter Training in Coral Springs, Fla. Teams are comprised of both boys and girls from Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and other surrounding towns. “This fundraiser means so much to us,” said Patrick O’Neal, who is a Duxbury resident and senior Kingfish swimmer. “This is one of our most important chances to show what we’re capable of in our current swimming (career), as we submit applications in hopes of becoming student-athletes at colleges around the country. Kingfish Swimming has opened many doors to what others consider “reach” schools in the college search process. You could consider this a very important step for our future.” Kingfish Swimming is comprised of over 120 talented and hardworking athletes ranging in age from 7 through 18. The Team practices at The Kingsbury Club in Kingston. The team is lead by Coach Jay Craft, whose credentials include Olympic Trials Swimmer, 1993 NCAA Division 1 AllAmerican, Boston Globe Coach of the Year and head coach of the Duxbury High School varsity swimming team. “I am so proud to work with all of these great kids,” commented Coach Craft. “The idea for the fundraiser was completely initiated by them, and you really can’t help but get caught up in their enthusiasm. I wish them much success.” Coach Craft is supported by his staff of expert coaches who provide Kingfish swimmers with an opportunity to train and compete year-round on a United States Swim team. The USS team offers all levels of swimming, from dual meets and state competitions to the United States Olympic Trials.
cam crowell, Patrick o’Neal and Drew Husted participate in ‘fall clean up’ for kingfish swimming
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Duxbury well represented in LAX
Yale University hosted the first annual Connecticut Cup Lacrosse Tournament in mid-October, fashioned after the Beanpot Hockey Tournament. Hartford, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Fairfield and Yale participated, with former Duxbury resident Eric Fekete coaching his Quinnipiac team over Yale to win the cup. All five schools had a former DHS player on its team: Yale – Matt Fuchs, Sacred Heart – Chris Casey, Fairfield – Sully Smith, Hartford – Will Riccardi, and Quinnipiac – Grant Marston and Bobby Schnibbe.
Quinnipiac’s Grant Marston and bobby schnibbe.
Homecoming Queen brooke kent and king ben Potash were honored during halftime of Friday night’s game with W-H.
The Duxbury Recreation Department presents its winter programs. Registration for the following programs will be Monday through Friday, Nov. 2-13, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be Thursday night registration on Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9-11 a.m. Winter basketball: This eighth week program is available to boys and girls in grades 3 through 8, beginning Dec. 7. There is a once a week practice and Saturday games. The coach’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Fee is $65. High School Basketball: For boys and girls in grades 9 thru 12. This program takes place on Saturdays, beginning after Christmas vacation. Fee is $75. Small Ball: A basketball program for boys and girls in grades K-2. Sundays, Jan. 10– Feb. 14. Kindergarten: 1010:45 a.m. Grades 1-2: 11-12 noon. Duxbury High School. Fee: $110. Turkey Trot: The Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Turkey Trot Road Race on Nov. 21, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is a 4.3 mile race. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Duxbury Middle School cafeteria. The race will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Fee is $10. (Register at DMS on day of race). Please being a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for the local food bank. After school athletics: The Recreation Department will once again offer its After School Athletics program for the second semester of the school year beginning the week of Jan. 4 and continue through June 17. This program is offered to boys and girls grades 3 through 5. These groups meet once a week for one hour of organized activities from 2-3 p.m. Fee for this program is $80. Cooking for kids: This six-week program will be of-
Winter rec programs
fered to children ages 7-12 and will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Girl Scout House. Two sessions will be offered: Session I: Nov. 11 – Dec. 29 (no class Dec. 8) Session II: Jan. 5–Feb. 23 (no class Feb. 16) Focus of the program will be to introduce children to the fun of cooking. At the conclusion of the program, each child will take home their own cookbook which they will have created on a week to week basis. Fee for this program is $85. (Includes all food supplies and cookbook). Adult yoga: This program will take place on Tues/Thurs, 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 5 and continuing until Jan. 14. The classes will consist of warm-up movements and gentle stretches, hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Continued study possible at completion of the classes. Classes will take place at the Whidden’s School of Fitness in Marshfield. Fee for this program is $45. Meditation: For men and women ages 15 and up. Thursdays Jan. 10-31, 7-9 p.m. Classes will be theoretical and experiential and are open to all levels. Teacher: Eileen Shaw (see www.whiddenschool.com for bio and directions). Classes held at: Whidden School of Fitness Inc. 822 Webster St Marshfield. There is no fee for this program. Wrestling: For boys grades K-8. Sunday Jan. 4-25, 4:305:15 p.m. for grades kingergarten-4 and 4:30-5:30 p.m. For grades 5-8. Classes emphasize stretching, strengthening, and endurance while learning sport wrestling skills. Teachers: Roger Whidden and Andrew Chin. Classes held at: Whidden School of Fitness Inc. Fee for this program is $45 (uniform required: $30 at WSFI 15 min prior to first class). Co-ed- karate: For boys and girls grades K-8. Program takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30
p.m., Jan. 5-14. Classes combine yoga, basic self protection, and cardio Kung Fu conditioning in a fun and creative environment. Classes held at the Whidden School of Fitness Inc. Fee for this program is $45. (Note: uniform required: $30 at WSFI. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the first class). Ice skating: For ages 3 through Adult. These eigthweek introduction to skating classes at The Bog in Kingston consist of a 40 minute lesson and 10 minute practice. Available dates and times as follows: Wednesday 10 a.m.: 3-6 years old and adults; Dec. 30– Feb. 24 (No class February vacation); March 3–April 28 (No class April vacation) Thursday 4:20 p.m.: All ages. Jan. 14–March 4; March 11–April 29 at 4 p.m. Saturday 10:20 a.m: All ages; Jan. 2–Feb. 20; Feb. 27– April 17 Thursday 10 a.m: 3-6 years old; Jan. 14–March 11 (no class February vacation); March 18–May 13 (No class April vacation) Please bring fitted and sharpened skates, hockey or bike helmet and gloves to each class. Hat, snow pants, elbow pads and knee pads are recommended. Arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. Fee for this program is $135. February vacation acting workshop: This program will be available to children ages 6-15 and take place during February vacation (Feb. 16-19). The workshop will be conducted by the South Shore School of Performing Arts and participants will receive acting instruction and direction during an intense seven hour a day workshop, finishing the week with a full-scale production of “Pajama Game.” The program will be conducted at the Duxbury High School Auditorium from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee for this program is $160.
The 2009 Homecoming court: Junior class Princess lorin Gerraughty and Prince cam Draper; senior finalists katie Griffin, christian strand and Jillian smith; Homecoming Queen brooke kent and king ben Potash; sophomore Princess Amelia Dudley and Prince brendan Gillis; and Freshmen princess and prince katheryn Nutter and Marshall Mccarthy. (senior finalists not pictured, cJ cote, Missy Hibbard and Andrew Pierce). Photo by Karen Wong
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Searching for the next Beckham
Photos by Deni Johnson
connor Mckinnon watches as his teammate, Timothy Ayers, heads the ball.
Zach Maxey shows his proficiency at ball control.
Teegan curran takes off with Molly benttinen and Maggie stauss close behind.
Alexandra Gill shows her stuff as she heads to the goal.
emma ross and serena Jones try to catch their teammate Maggie strauss in a practice scrimmage.
connor Hulett hustles down the field.
colby sheehan and stephen Delia race for the ball as Hobey Galvin plays the midfield.
Tony coppola tries to control the ball but is thwarted by most of his opponents, ben Merry, owen koss, Jake berry and calvin shepler.
scooter Doyle takes staying on your opponent to another level.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
‘Amahl and the Night visitors’ comes to Duxbury
he last time I directed a production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” I was pregnant with my son Noah. In fact, he was born during the production. Now, six years later, as a mother I find it a much more emotional piece for me, because I understand the opera in a deeper and more spiritual way that it always makes me cry.
By BetH macleod, special to tHe clipper
NOTES FROM THE CONSERvATORy
Beyond the sets and the music and the friendships I create when putting on Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved classic, I love “Amahl” because of its message of hope and love. The giving of an innocent gift changes a child’s life immeasurably, and the love of the wise kings for an even more humble king who changes the world, is powerful. The layers of the message are huge and, in my experience, every person who sees the opera leaves touched by it. At one performance six years ago I met a man who seeks out a production of “Amahl” every year because of his love for this heart-warming opera. I cherish rehearsing “Amahl” because of the boy sopranos. At 10 years old, these singers are on the last edge of boyhood, and I know it won’t be long before they see the world through more jaded eyes. The opera is bittersweet every time we do it for that very reason. Our original Amahls are in college now! The purity of the boy soprano voice is exciting, thrilling and must be handled with such exquisite care. I can only produce the opera when we have not one but two boys, as there are always at least two performances and, in case of illness, it’s wise to have a backup. So while finding one isn’t easy, finding two can be really daunting and when you do, well, it’s such a joyful thing. Chris Feth from Pembroke and Andrew Northrop from Kingston are quite similar physically but their voices are quite different. They are both very hard working and talented. I encourage families to see one of the two Opera by the Bay productions of this amazing opera. With its lovely but simple sets, beautiful costumes and props, the whole production has a hugely unified look that very much suits the intimate performance spaces we’ve chosen. The first production is right here in Duxbury on Saturday, November 7, 7 pm at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street. The second production is in Hingham at South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive on Sunday, November 8 at 4 pm. We priced the tickets affordably to accommodate those affected by the economy. At $15 for adults and $5 for children, tickets will sell quickly. To purchase tickets, please visit www.sscmusic.org, call 781-749-7565, ext. 20, or visit our Duxbury campus. Beth MacLeod is the Artistic Director of South Shore Conservatory’s Opera by the Bay, an adult opera troupe dedicated to making opera more accessible to new audiences. Beth is also a voice instructor and the Conservatory’s Director of Performance.
Amahl and his mother, played by Jan Zimmerman and sean Feth.
We THree kINGs: Teddy crecilus, Terry runnels and Josh Mckiernan in their royal roles.
Become a Friend of the Free Library
Even though the month of October has come to a close, membership is always open to become a Friend of the Duxbury Free Library. The Friends is a volunteer organization that promotes, advocates for, and supports the Library. Consider what the Friends of the library contributed last year because of donations made by residents: $14,000 for books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs. $4,000 for the children’s summer reading program and $2,000 for the young adult summer program. Due to community donations, the library had funds to supplement the budget for materials and was able to secure state accreditation for patrons to participate in interlibrary loans through the Old Colony Library Network – a vital tool in today’s world. Last year Duxbury residents enjoyed borrowing over 30,000 items from other towns. Without additional funds and state accreditation failure, residents could be denied access to the OCLN network. Imagine what it would cost to purchase rt s 781.9 4.6682 these3thousands of books, CDs and DVDs. Your contribution is crucial to the future success of our library. Support the Duxbury Fee Library and become a Friend today. Membertrai s ship formstare available at the circulation desk.
Nantucket basket classes
Duxbury Art Association is offering beginner and intermediate Nantucket Basket classes for November and December. Have you thought about making a Nantucket basket as a holiday gift? You have the opportunity and the time to make one! Come join us Wednesday evenings 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at The Ellison Center in Duxbury. Call the DAA to ask details and register. Come make a basket and make new friends!
children enjoy A constellation of stories and songs program funded by the Friends this summer.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”
Climbing the Career Ladder
Receptionist Needed At Bay Path. We need a pleasant, efficient person at our front desk to become part of our extended family here at Bay Path. You’ll welcome visitors, answer a switchboard, sort resident mail and other clerical tasks as needed. The schedule includes every other weekend and rotating holidays. Please call Stephanie at 781-585-5561, ext. 502 to set up an appointment or stop by Bay Path on Route 53 to pick up an application. Seeking Childcare Provider Duxbury family seeks professional childcare for 3 and 5 year old. 30 hrs per week. Please call 781-585-1301.
NH Winter Season Rental Windsor Hill at Waterville Valley. Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath Condo, sleeps 7, large kitchen and living room with fireplace, mountain view. Close to town square, athletic center, downhill and cross country ski areas. Call Ken, 781-582-1704 for rates. 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). 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 homeaway.com #322866. Call 781-834-0035. Bay Farm Townhouse Rental Master bedroom and second bedroom, each with full bath on top floor; eat-in kitchen, living room with dining ell and hardwood floors, powder room, deck with seasonal views of Duxbury Bay on main floor; walk-out recreation room on lower floor; great storage space; all appliances including W/D; F/P; central air; one-car garage. Tennis court, pool, and exercise room use included. No pets. $2100 per month covers all condo fees. Utilities not included. 781-934-0040 or 781-934-0901 or email@example.com. NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Duxbury Rental Charming one bedroom apartment for rent in Hall's Corner. Utilities not included. Pets okay. $1,050/month. Owner/agent, 781-856-5506 Office For Rent Prime Duxbury Village location. Beautiful recently renovated first floor offices in historic Millbrook Village area (Railroad Avenue). Single office suite or multiple offices available in well-maintained building. Excellent location - near markets and Route 3. Call 781-934-9867. FSBO Duxbury Simple and proven FSBO process. $399 includes: photography, lockbox, lead management, showing service, online feedback, conveying attorney referral for closing/escrow. If you are going to sell it yourself, do it right! Local Broker ListWell, Pauline Flynn, 617-827-8650 and 888-665-5478. Property appears in Multiple Listing Service(MLS), Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Distinctive Homes Magazine, Boston.com. Best FSBO package available.
Duxbury Rental 3 BR, 2 bath, W/D, walk to schools/library. $1650/mo. plus utilities, long term lease. Available early November. Call 508-868-6550, leave message. 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. Buildable Land/Houselot Wanted Professional homebuilder looking for buildable land or house lot in Duxbury. Cash paid, 30 day closing. Quality construction. Will build traditional home in keeping with surrounding homes and landscape. Please call 508-243-7778. Halls Corner One, two and three BR apts. Include heat, parking, snow and lawn care. Some pets okay. From $1200/mo. Call Bay Hill Realty, 508-783-8447. NH Condo For Rent Condo for rent in beautiful Waterville Valley, NH. Great for winter sports lovers! Winter season is available at a competitive rate. 4 BRs, 2 full baths, sleeps 10 comfortably. Great opportunity to share w/family and friends. Karen, 781-635-6932. Studio-Pembroke Lake View Newly remodeled, new kitchen and appliances. Close to town. Utilities included. Non-smoker, $800/mo., first, last, security. Call 781-293-0391. 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. Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654.
Weekend Scavengers �
Moving Sale Part 2 Furniture, tools, fishing gear, lawn tools, and many more items added since last week. Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7, 8-3. 313 East St., Duxbury.
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. 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.
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. Exquisite Antique Sofa 82” walnut Victorian Setee. Newly upholstered in cream on cream damask. Asking $900. Excellent condition. Also, Seven piece living room. Washed pine. 80H” lighted display cabinet, 80H” TV/stereo cabinet, 48” square coffee table, end table, sofa, loveseat, and window treatments. Paid $7800, asking $1300. All in excellent condition. Call 781-826-2587. 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.
Student Trombone Yamaha YSL-354 standard trombone. Brass. Lightly used for one year. Like new and in mint condition. Includes case, mouthpiece, slide lubricant and cleaning rag. Clean and ready to play! Why rent? Asking $400. Call 781-934-1505. Yamaha Baby Grand Piano Disklavier (player) black lacquer. Nine years old. Hardly used. Plays and looks beautiful. Just like new. Original owner. Sells new up to $20,000; will sell for $9500. Call 781-983-7844 Photos and serial number available -Duxbury. Antique Furniture Antique cabinet, pine dresser, oak dresser, tables, antique bed, "Peter Hunt" ice chest and more. Call 781-264-1850. Piano Style Digital Keyboard: Roland KR1000 $45. Call 617-953-9444. Recliners Adjustable Bed Two like new recliners. Maroon leather swivel, rocker recliner, $250. Lazyboy luxury-lift power recliner, tan $450. Craftmatic Queen size adjustable bed w/massage remote, $850. Call 617-694-8907.
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. 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.
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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).
China Cabinet For Sale Beautiful cherry Colonial Furniture china cabinet. Like new. Interior lighting, glass shelving. $800 or best offer. Call 781-248-7278.
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Sugarbush Slope-Side Condo Sugarbush, Vermont ski-in, ski-out Snowcreek Condo, available over the Christmas holiday (Dec. 23-Jan. 5). 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Contact Sigi Haslinger at Law Phelon Realty: Haslinger@madriver.com, or call 802-496-4400. Cozy Cottage - Duxbury Village Quaint 2-bedroom house on Washington St., between Snug Harbor and Bluefish River, water access, big lawn. Perfect for couple returning to Duxbury. $1,650/mo. plus utilities. Available now. Call 781-934-7845. Duxbury Office Space First floor office suites available Rt. 3A/33 Enterprise St. Call 781-934-5900 (office), or 781-354-9130, cell. Sanibel Island Sunshine, beach, shelling, swimming, sunsets, in your own back yard! Lovely 3BR, 3 bath, fully equipped house on the Gulf, in quiet neighborhood near conservation land. Available Dec., Jan, or April. 1 month min. rental. Email: swadams525@aol. com. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809.
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Tutors Certified teacher with Masters in Education and Organizational Skills and experienced physicist available. Remediate, Review and Advance. Classroom, ESL, business and tutoring experience. Individualized attention with study skills, reading, writing, science, Algebra, Calculus and Physics. Support with SAT, college admissions. 508-830-0305. 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. Flute Lessons Private flute lessons at my Duxbury studio or your home. Hour or half hour lessons by experienced flute teacher with music degree, 12 years professional orchestral playing. Good rates. References available. Contact Susan Fontaine 781-934-6432, (339)933-9510 cell, email@example.com A1 Top to Bottom Housecleaning Weekly – bi-weekly – monthly. One-time cleanings our specialty. Over 10 yrs. experience. Duxbury refs. Michelle (508) 291-1864. Leaf and Lawn Landscaping Twenty years of satisfied cost conscious customers. Spring and fall cleanups including weeding and pruning. Call Bob, 508-846-2621. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Free estimates. Call Debbie, 781-585-8043. 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. Burns Snow Plowing Dependable service. New equipment. Season pass until April 1st., $350. Call James, 781-934-9896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional Tutor Experienced educator with Massachusetts teachers license (#419193). Mature, productive, and reliable. I will tutor your child in math, physics, and history at your convenience. Expert at MCAS and SAT testing strategies. Group and individual rates available. Call 1-508-291-0213 or 1-508-596-8232, ask for Stephen. 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
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ElderCare At Home Certified Home Health Aide will provide care and companionship for your elderly loved one at home. Enjoying elder care for over 30 years. Please call Barbara at 774-454-8163 to leave a message. 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. K-12, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calc, Calculus and SAT prep. Call 781-834-3340. 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. Fall Clean-Ups Now booking Fall clean ups. No job too small. Free estimates. Call Bill @ 781-264-4027 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. River Rags Custom Embroidery Specializing in personalized clothing, accessories and gifts. Friendly service, outstanding quality, Great Prices! See us at Jones River Industrial Park, 26 Wapping Rd, Rte. 106, Kingston. Call 781-336-7118 or visit our website www.riverragsdesigns .com for hours. Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244. 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.
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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. 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. 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. Office and House Cleaning Residential and commercial. Excellent local references. Please call Luci, 508-591-7588 or 781-831-7257 (cell). Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. Snow plowing and odd jobs Driveway snow plowing with reasonable rates. 24 hour service, experienced and insured. I also do odd jobs, trash and appliance removal, general carpentry work and gutter cleaning. No job too small. Please call James, 781-258-7369. DuxburyComputers.com 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. 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.
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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. 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). Gutter Cleaning Do you need your gutters cleaned this fall? Call Andrew, 781-264-3628. Average house is $100. For an additional $25 we will clean the mildew off your gutters with TSP. Interior/exterior painting available. Mom On Call For childcare, eldercare, dog walking, any kind of shopping or everyday errands. If you have a last minute work appt., doctor’s appt., hair appt., child home sick, or just want time to yourself, I’m available. References. Call 781-858-9928. Organize to Maximize Does your child do well in school but underperform on tests and quizzes? Is his performance undermined by a lack of organization? I work with students in grades 5 - 10 to help organize their time, their backpacks, and their studies. Let me help your child plan and execute a more successful semester. Call 781-834-3340. Have Truck! College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn. 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449.
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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. Seasoned Firewood Prices have dropped. Call Nessralla’s Farms in Marshfield, 781-834-2833, or go to our website www.nessrallas.com. 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. 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. Absolute Removal No job too small. Junk removal, basement cleanouts - attic - shed etc. Fast and reliable service 7 days a week. Free estimates. Call 781-588-4036 or e-mail email@example.com Cleo’s House & Office Cleaning Quality cleaning at reasonable prices. Satisfaction guaranteed. Please call 774-269-3641 (cell) or 508-591-7179.
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. A Reading Remedy Does your child struggle with reading or reading comprehension? Is he a reluctant reader? Orton-Gillingham is a phonics-based approach which helps students achieve success in reading, writing, and spelling. For more information, call 781834-3340. College Bound? Getting nervous? Put my 25 years experience to work for you: Former college English professor, writing instructor, and professional writer. Tutoring for college admissions essays, research papers, academic essays, SATs. 781-291-1621. Duxbury. Cleaning Service Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Insured. Call Maria Rizzo, 781-775-6237.
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Fall Clean-Ups/Low Prices Whether it's taking the leaves out of your yards and flower beds or any other last minute winter prep work, we do it. One free mow with any clean-up! Call Scott May, 617-966-5875 for free estimates. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Affordable House Cleaner Houses, apartments and offices. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Wanessa, 781-316-6578. 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. Handyman Services Small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, small electric, and gutter cleaning. 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 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. 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. 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
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Painting Plus Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. 10% off exterior painting booked this summer. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. 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 Ana Paula Cleaning Services Residential and commercial. Reasonable rates, Please call Ana Paula, 781-936-8219 or 617-312-1837 (cell). Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com.
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2006 Jayco Eagle 29 RLTS 5th wheel RV, 33 feet, 6 persons, fast sale crisis price $4500, contact: email@example.com or call 978-997-1228. 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 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL Gold ext, 4-door, auto, sun/moon roof, A/C, tan leather int. w/heated front bucket seats, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls. Power locks, mirrors, seats, and windows. Tilt steering, fully loaded. 115k miles. Looks and runs great. $3500/BO. 781-826-4075
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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. Boat Shrinkwrapping Shrinkwrapping at your location. Quality materials, experienced professional services. Shattuck Dockside Detailing. Call 508-833-0211. Website: www.shattuckyachts.com 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).
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.
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2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon 87K miles. AWD. Engine in great condition. $5,000. Call 781-812-6374. 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. Trailer - Like New Shorelander SLR14TL. Used 07 only. Can have rollers or bunks. Your choice. $975 or BO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-585-3234.
2002 Toyota 4-Runner 110K miles. Gold exterior, 4WD, automatic, tow package, moonroof, tan leather interior, 6-disc CD player. $8500 or best offer. Call 508-922-5647. 1996 Izuzu Trooper 156K miles. Recent repairs, new brakes and starter. A/C, power, repair records available. Second owner. Former Florida car. $2800 or best offer. Call 781-934-6387. 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. Jeepgirl7710@yahoo.com Marshall 15 Catboat Great condition. Braided lines, two sets of sails, many extras. $5500. Call 781-934-2983.
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 James.Lampert@wilmerhale.com
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. 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. 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. 36’ Sabre “Spartina”
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 email@example.com 15’ Fiberglass Sailboat Sails, mast and trailer. May need minor tune-ups. $700. Call Paul, 339-832-0935.
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.
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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. 1997 19’ Grady White - $11,500 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. Price reduced to $11,500.
1986. Excellent condition, fully equipped. Great boat for cruising couple or family. Roller furling main and genoa. Full electronics (radar, GPS chart plotter, autopilot...) power windlass, ESPAR hot air heating system etc. Price sharply reduced, $69,500. 781-934-6730.
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5SE Van Mint condition. 39,000 miles. Power everything, full airbag system, traction control, electronic stability control, ABS, Bose sound system, skylight roof, power moonroof, driver seat memory, much more. Asking $14,500. KBB value $18,200. Call Tom, 781-837-6053.
2003 Mercedes E320 Excellent condition. Everest green with tan leather. New Michelins. 80K miles. $12,000. Call 781-254-1479
Pathfinder - $12,500 19’ 2001 Pathfinder center console (white) with outboard drive. Beam: 7’8”. Yamaha 90hp (outboard gas) with stainless steel propeller. Fishfinder, depth sounder, live well. Outboard power trim and tilt. Insulated fish box. Call 781-934-7069.
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Mobile Shrink Wrap for Boats Mobile shrink wrapper available to come to your boat, camper, or whatever you like! Protect your investment at reasonable rates, in fact, the best rates around. Call Steve at 508-942-6649 (cell). 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
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10’ Fiberglass Dinghy W/ Trailer 1993 white fiberglass Blue Fin pram with trailer. $690 or best offer. Call 781-585-4648. 1983 Laser with two 6” ports. condition. $1500. 781-934-5560. Good Call
at this hearing. All interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting and present their views to the Board of Selectmen. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Elizabeth H. Sullivan, Chair Christopher Donato, Vice-Chair Jonathan D. Witten, Clerk
Tremont Street given by Patrick J. Downey to Sovereign Bank, dated April 29, 2004, Recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 28139, Page 119 has filed with said court a complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry and possession and exercise of power of sale. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Boston on or before the 30th day of November 2009 or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of said Court this 14th day of October 2009 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder (484.0321/Downey) (11/04/09)(175513)
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.
Nauset 28 Bridge Deck 1998. Great cruising boat. Excellent condition. $77,500. For particulars, please call owner, 508-255-3332.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
(SEAL) Case No. 09 MISC 406180 To: Patrick J. Downey and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Sovereign Bank claiming to be the holder of mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 1515
97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6, has 158,000 miles. One owner, 4WD, automatic.In good running condition and body in good condition. Asking $2,600. Call 781-934-5681. 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 2005 Landscape Trailer Black, 4’ x 8’, like new. $700. Call 781-934-6295.
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. 2007 Honda Civic LX Silver, New condition, 25,600 miles with full manufacturer's warranty. Low miles. $14,995. Call 339-832-1893. 2005 Subaru Legacy Outback Red. 54,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $16,500, will negotiate. Call 508-747-0094. 1997 Ford Escort Good running condition. Best offer. Call 508-747-0094.
HARBORMASTER / COASTAL NATURAL RESOURCES
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at the Duxbury Town Hall, Mural Room at 7:01pm November 16th, 2009 to consider the (renewal) of the following shellfish aquaculture license(s). Duxbury Oyster Company, LLC. 18 Partridge Road, PO Box 2764, Duxbury. Mass. 02331 John E. McCluskey, Manager Filed: 9/22/09 License (s) numbers: NAE -2006-1163 and 9732-2 license area(s): Site 1-(9732-2) 100 yards North West of Hunts Flat. Approx size: 1 acre Site 2-(NAE – 2006-1163) 200 yards North West of Hunts Flat. Approx size: 86,678 sq.ft
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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. $5,000 or best offer. Call for details, 781-582-1325.
PROPERTY TAX CLASSIFICATION HEARING
The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing in the Mural Room, Duxbury Town Office Building, on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 7:05 p.m. regarding the allocation of the FY 2010 tax levy among the various classes of property in the Town. This hearing, which is required by State Law, will give interested citizens an opportunity to comment on local property tax policy as it will be applied for FY 2010. All real estate in the Town of Duxbury is classified according to use. The allocation of the tax levy may be adjusted, within certain limits, by the Board of Selectmen between the residential property class and the combined commercial/industrial/persona l property classes. Relevant information will be provided by the Assessing Department
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 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. 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.
22’ 2002 Bayliner Professionally maintained with low hours in excellent condition. IO Drive with a Chevy 350 small block. Includes trailer. Asking $11,500. Call 617-365-0717.
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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
PLYMOUTH Division Docket No. PL09P1412EA In the Estate of: Caroline R McLean Late of: Duxbury, MA 02332 Date of Death: 05/17/2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, an amended petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed, and that Chester Bagni of Plymouth, MA and Radi Pejouhy of Wolfeboro, NH be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 11/20/2009. 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: October 23, 2009 Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate
MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Ronald M. Anabel and Tracy L. Anabel to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated August 31, 2006 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 33328, Page 111 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 AM on November 30, 2009 at 80 Pine Street, Duxbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: The land together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated on the southwesterly side of Pine Street in Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA, being shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Duxbury, Mass. prepared for Richard B. Greenfield" dated December 3, 1979, by GHR Engineering Corporation recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 725 of 1980 in Plan Book 21, Page 1114, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the northeasterly line of said Pine Street, which point is 142.62 feet southeasterly from a County Highway Bound; Thence running by Pine Street in a southeasterly direction by a curving line having a radius of 2400.00 feet, an arc distance of 137.22 feel to a point; Thence continuing by said Pine Street, S 44 Degrees 14' 00" E. 75.11 feet to a point; Thence turning and running N. 78 degrees 47' 38" W by Lot G by two lines
measuring 77.88 feet and 103.46 feet, respectively to a point; Thence turning and running S 49 degrees 56' 34"W in part by Lot G and in part by Lot H, 219.83 feet to a point; Thence turning and running N 48 degrees 34' 08" W, 21.50 feet by land of James West Co. to a point; Thence turning and running N 44 degrees 55' 50" E, 92.69 feet to a point; Thence turning and running N 48 degrees 18' 18" W, 100.56 feet to a point; Thence turning and running N 38 degrees 58' 00" E. 245.31 feet to a point; Thence turning and running in a southeasterly direction by a curving line having a radius of 2325.00 feet, an arc distance of 62.94 feet; and Thence turning and running N 77 degrees 55'35"E. 92.82 feet to the point of beginning at said Pine Street, the last 5 courses being by Lot B. Containing a total of 54,430 square feet of land, according to said plan. Said premises are conveyed subject to the Buffer Zone, as shown on said plan, and further subject to a taking with slope easements by the Town of Duxbury for the layout of Pine Street by instrument dated July 2, 1968, recorded in said Deeds, Book 3452, Page 467; and further subject to and with the benefit of a utility easement to New England Telephone and Telegraph Company et al by instrument dated November 10, 1978, recorded in said Deeds, Book 4576, Page 441. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s
check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 (280.8504/Anabel) (11/04/09, 11/11/09, 11/18/09)(176588)
conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 p.m. on November 27, 2009, on the mortgaged premises located at 54 Simmons Drive, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: THAT CERTAIN PIECE OF PARCEL OF LAND, AND THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IN THE TOWN OF DUXBURY COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH AND STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN A DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 16107 PAGE 47. Subject to a first mortgage to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated June 2, 2003 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 25371, Page 55 in the original principal amount of $450,000.00. For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 16107, Page 47. 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. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. S/B/M FLEET NATIONAL BANK 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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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by David F. Call and Linda M. Call to Fleet National Bank, dated July 23, 2004 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 28928, Page 165, of which mortgage Bank of America, N.A. s/b/m Fleet National Bank is the present holder, for breach of the
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