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The snow started falling on Friday afternoon. And it kept falling, and falling, all through the weekend, keeping DPW crews hopping and residents in their homes. “It was a long haul,” said DPW Director Peter Buttkus of the storm. Plowing crews hit the road for the first round of snow removal Friday, then were called back in around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Buttkus said. The crews worked for nearly 24 straight hours, then were called back Sunday night for round three. “It was a brutally long
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storm for the employees,” he said. Although the accumulation of the storm was only about 8-10 inches –– as opposed to the prior storm, which dropped nearly 20 inches of snow on Duxbury –– it was the duration that made it difficult to stay ahead of things. “It wasn’t the amount that was the issue,” Buttkus. “It just never stopped.” Duxbury’s DPW doesn’t have enough staff to work in shifts, so many of the plow drivers spent hours upon hours in their trucks.
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WET AND WILD WINTER: A Jeep slogs through a flooded street during the weekend storm. The seemingly endless snowfall, mixed with a high tide, created flooding problems and had DPW crews out on Photo by Judi Vose the roads from Friday to Sunday. For more storm photos from readers see page 14.
picture of an American Flag lapel pin, wrapped in a plastic bag with “Made in China” stamped on it. It was one of the slides in Colin Clark’s presentation given at the library on Sunday, and it summed up the complicated relationship between the two countries. Clark, a Duxbury High School graduate and current Hamilton College student, recently spent some time studying in a university in Bejing. (As part of the project, Clark wasn’t
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A bigger board?
This week, Duxbury’s Board of Selectmen voted 2 to 1 to endorse a Town Meeting agenda item that calls for increasing the number of selectmen from three to five members. Paul McCormack of Partridge Road is bringing forth the warrant article as a citizen’s petition at the March annual Town Meeting. Selectmen Chris Donato
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and Jon Witten voted to support the article. Chairman Betsy Sullivan voted against the motion. McCormack cited many reasons for making the change. With five selectmen he said there would be more decision makers sitting at the table in the event a selectman had to excuse himself from an issue because of a conflict of interest. McCormack used as an
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
More seats looking like they’ll be contested
There may be several contested races in the spring election, as more residents took out papers to run for office over the holidays. Several incumbent candidates declared early on in the election season that they wouldn’t seek re-election, including selectman Jon Witten, School Committee member George Cipolletti and longtime town moderator Allen Bornheimer. So far, Shawn Dahlen and Will Zachmann have taken out papers to run for the selectman seat. This week, Colleen Brayer of Tobey Garden
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Street took out papers to run for School Committee, joining Christine McLaughlin. There are two seats on the committee up for re-election, the other is held by Karen Wong. Also last week, Gregory Hunter of Herring Weir Road took out papers to run for moderator, joining Friend Weiler. Also this week, incumbent John Todd of East Street took out papers to retain his seat on the Housing Authority. He joins James MacNab of the Board of Assessors, Theodore Flynn of the Board of Library Trustees, Town Clerk Nancy Oates and Planning Board member John Bear as incumbents who have taken out papers.
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The Duxbury Interfaith Council and the No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on M o n d a y, Jan. 18 at the High Street Methodist Church. This year the keynote speaker will be Arthur Bernard, chief of staff to Governor Deval Patrick and a Duxbury resident. The high school chorus will also perform under the direction of Jim Donovan. Plan to attend and help celebrate diversity in Duxbury along with remembering the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by the service at 9 a.m. at the High Street Methodist Church. There is a requested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information you can contact the Duxbury Interfaith Council at 781-934-8388 or visit us at duxinterfaith.com.
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PROS AND CONS The town government study committee listed these arguments in support of a five member board: • More people to share the workload • Greater variation of experience and opinion • Increased representation of voters • Less chance of a lack of quorum • A “bad apple” has less impact The study committee offered these reasons against broadening the number of selectmen: • Each member has more responsibility to attend meetings and keep current • A lack of good candidates to run for the position • Increased possibility of factions and divisiveness • Increased likelihood of slowing down the decision-making process • Possible loss of cooperation and trust • “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” theory
example the time that Sullivan stepped down during discussions about Foodie’s supermarket because the bank for which she worked does business with Foodie’s. “Every time you meet oneon-one, you’re a quorum,” said McCormack With five selectmen McCormack said the board would also run into fewer conflicts with the open meeting law. With a board of three, two selectmen together constitute a quorum, or majority, and must not discuss anything related to their roles as town officials or it would be considered a violation of the open meeting law. Also, having more selectmen would ease the workload on the board, especially when acting as liaisons to town committees, according to McCormack. Selectmen are responsible for 13 town committees each, as there are 41 town committees, said McCormack. A similar article presented to town meeting in 2003 by resident Nicholas Pagliarulo was approved with a two-thirds vote. However, the state’s attorney general later disqualified this article. Then-Attorney General Thomas Reilly stated that the article, which was an amendment to the town’s bylaws, was “inconsistent with the Home Rule Amendment and general laws 43B, the Home Rule Procedures Act.” Reilly concluded his four-page opinion on his decision by saying that Duxbury could enlarge the board of selectmen by petitioning the Legislature for a Home Rule Special Act. A second attempt to enlarge the board at special Town Meeting in 2005 was postponed until the town could hear the recommendations by the newly formed town government study committee. Created in 2004, the committee completed its work in 2006 and ultimately rejected the idea of a larger board of selectmen. McCormack said that in Massachusetts, there are 135 towns with five selectmen and 162 with three member boards. None with five members has ever reduced its size, he said. Although he voted in favor of supporting McCormack’s article, Selectman Jon Witten said he was not sure there was any benefit moving from three to five. “I’m the town counsel in towns with three selectmen and those with five selectmen, and I’ve seen no discernable differences,” said Witten. “My gut feeling is to leave it (the number) alone.” But he added: “It’s a classic case of let the voters decide.” Witten said that instead of using as a comparison how many towns have three or five
member boards of selectmen, McCormack should offer the information as to whether the towns have a strong or a weak town manager act. Duxbury has a strong manager act, leaving selectmen with only very specific authority over certain topics. Donato was supportive of the idea because he felt it would involve and inform more Duxbury residents. “There is so much information I get that the public doesn’t get,” Donato said. “I’d love to see more people get more information. I’m all for bringing more people on board to get a more educated population.” McCormack said he felt that with five selectmen, “someone would be more accessible,” although he admitted he never had reason to contact the current selectmen and couldn’t comment on their availability. Former Selectman Margaret Kearney, who served for nine years and was also a member of the government study committee, opposed the change. “I will be vocal against the article,” she said, adding that she saw no reason to change the board if it was working well. She felt the smaller board brought more accountability on selectmen to show up and participate. “I missed one meeting in nine years,” Kearney said. “If there were five selectmen, I think I would not have been so committed. Also, with three
selectmen, there are far fewer disagreements and chances are less that you’ll get a candidate with a hidden agenda.” In its recommendation against the increase, the town government study committee stated that over the past twenty years there was a “general, although perhaps not universal feeling” that the selectmen have handled their responsibilities “fairly, competently and in a timely manner.” The committee also found that other towns that had recently expanded their boards saw mixed results. In the best cases, more selectmen “increased the diversity of representation, spread the work load and allowed more work to be accomplished.” In the worst situations, the larger board “created factionalism, reduced cooperation and trust and interfered with effective town management,” stated the committee’s report. “Given the positive experience of Duxbury with a three member board, the absence of any compelling reason to change and the potentially detrimental effects of an increase … the board recommends against the proposal,” according to the report. (See sidebar for more information.) McCormack said he felt the government study committee’s report on this subject was “arbitrary.” Selectmen Chairman Betsy Sullivan was on that committee and she disagreed with McCormack’s assertion that the committee’s two years of work and findings were arbitrary. “It was a very difficult issue to decide when we took it up,” said Sullivan. “It wasn’t an arbitrary issue.” According to McCormack, if voters approve the increase in selectmen this March, then a petition will be sent to the general court of the state legislature, where it could be approved by June. In November, Duxbury voters would have to approve the change at the annual election, and then additional selectmen would be elected at the town election in March 2011.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
School cafeteria workers decry loss of benefits
Upset and frustrated, Duxbury cafeteria workers who lost their health care benefits last year after their work hours were reduced asked the Board of Selectmen for help Monday night. Karen Monterio, a nineyear cafeteria employee, told selectmen she felt the cafeteria workers who lost their benefits last fall were unfairly singled out. “We are here because we feel we were caused an injustice by the loss of our benefits,” said Monterio. “It just seems unfair to have a cut in our hours so we would lose our benefits.” According to James Sullivan of Tremont Street, as many as ten cafeteria workers and their families lost their health insurance after their jobs were reduced to under 20 hours, the part-time minimum that allows an employee eligibility for benefits. These employees have worked for the town from ten to 28 years, said Sullivan. Sullivan brought this issue before selectmen at their meeting Dec. 21 and came back to discuss it again on Monday. “This is a very concerning situation that isn’t getting the attention that it needs,” said Sullivan. “The town has slashed benefits on a very small vulnerable group of people with no union protection. We have not treated anyone else like that. How is it we can pick this small group and do this to them? Get them their benefits back.” Sullivan said that these workers have been forced to pay thousands of dollars for their own health insurance out of their decreased pay. “These people are getting no response from any organization in town,” he said. The schools’ food services department is financially selfsustaining and the cafeteria workers are paid out of a revolving fund for this program. In this fund, the money taken in by the program is used to pay its expenses, including salaries and benefits. Benefits of other school and town employees are paid from the budget line item labeled “town and school shared costs.” At an October school committee meeting, Superintendent of Schools Susan Skeiber said the school lunch program had run up a $128,000 deficit that had to be made up somehow. She said the reasons for the shortfall were varied, and included a reduction in participation, the floundering economy, as well as an increase in health care costs. Cutting employees hours and subsequently benefits reduced program
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Cafeteria workers who lost their benefits as part of a cost-cutting measure last year came before the Board of Selectmen Monday to plead their case.
expenses. Last month, Town Manager Richard MacDonald told Sullivan he had spoken to Skeiber about this issue and planned to meet with her and the schools business manager “about a potential solution.” “I understand and I appreciate his concern,” MacDonald told selectmen. On Monday, MacDonald said there had been no more action on resolving this situation. “I’m still talking to the schools but I have no further information,” said MacDonald. Selectmen Chairman Betsy Sullivan, who is no relation to James Sullivan, told the cafeteria workers that selectmen had limited power to make any changes for them. “The School Committee does have control over its own budget,” she said. “We are trying to work with them.” She said the decision was made ten years ago to have the lunch program be self-supporting and pay for all expenses including cafeteria employees’ salaries and benefits. “The program was to have absorbed all the costs,” she said. Sullivan said that this situation had happened to library employees in the past also. “You weren’t singled out because of who you are,” she told the cafeteria workers. “We are trying to work something out.” James Sullivan said he thought having the cafeteria workers salaries and benefits tied to the lunch program was wrong. “It doesn’t make sense and nobody’s doing anything about it,” he said. Selectman Jon Witten felt there was little selectmen could to help in the situation because the matter was under the control of the school department. “If there’s anything I’ve learned in my three years on the board is the limits of the
selectmen’s authority,” said Witten. “The selectmen could make a lot of noise about this injustice, but the suggestion that we’re kicking this matter down the road is not accurt s rate.” 4 . 6 6 8 2 781.93 James Sullivan said selectmen could issue a letter with their opinion on the matter. Witten said he would need more information before agreeing to s this. do trait
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
nuclear articles on warrant
This week, selectmen voted unanimously to endorse two Town Meeting articles related to the Pilgrim Nuclear power station in Plymouth. The board supported an article by the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee that asks Pilgrim’s owner, Entergy, to beef up its inspection system, including installing more and better monitoring wells to detect radioactive chemicals in the ground water. “The current four-well monitoring system used by Entergy at Pilgrim Station does not meet reasonable standards for monitoring design network,” states the article. Nuclear Advisory Committee Chairwoman Mary “Pixie” Lampert said the chemical tritium was detected in the three monitoring wells near Pilgrim in November 2007 but nothing has ever been done about it. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen and is a byproduct in nuclear reactors producing electricity, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site. Tritium is dangerous if inhaled or ingested in drinking water and exposure to tritium increases the risk of developing cancer, according to the EPA. Lampert said the Nuclear
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Regulatory Agency’s response to monitoring wells is that they are a “voluntary initiative” from the reactor’s owner. However, she said, the new head of the NRA wants to revisit this issue and that Duxbury’s action in approving this town meeting article might stimulate the state to require better monitoring wells at nuclear power plants in Massachusetts. Fire Chief Kevin Nord said the Duxbury Emergency Management Agency supports this article. “DEMA feels it’s a very valid argument,” he said. “We’re concerned about runoff into the bay as well.” Selectmen also unanimously endorsed another article by the Nuclear Advisory Committee that requires Entergy pay additional money to Duxbury because of its proximity to Pilgrim. Lampert said Marshfield received $100,000 more from Entergy this year than Duxbury did, but Duxbury has 15,000 people in the Emergency Planning Zone around Pilgrim, while Marshfield has only 1,500 people in the EPZ. “We’re not saying that Marshfield should get less, but that the other towns should get more based on population and geographic area,” said Lampert.
In other business, selectmen: • Voted unanimously to support an article to spend $10,000 on the town’s annual Fourth of July parade and celebration. Organizers said it costs over $34,500 to host the parade and weekend beach party with bonfire and that they raise more than $23,000 per year in donations. The town’s contribution allows them to book bands and acts early in the season, making for a fun, festive Fourth. Members of the July 4th committee had been worried funding would be cut this year. • Voted to endorse the annual lease of Duxbury Beach at the same amount as previous years, $400,000. Margaret Kearney, president of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, which owns the beach, said that this money mostly covers the Reservation’s costs of maintaining the portion of the beach the town leases. Last year, it cost $327,000 to maintain this section. • Learned that Verizon will be coming before their board in February or March for a hearing on the broadband television service FiOS. Negotiations between the town and Verizon for bringing FiOS to Duxbury are almost complete and a contract is in sight, said Town Manager Richard MacDonald.
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➢ Jake Epstein and Nicholas Evans, both 2009 graduates of Boston College High School, have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the CollegeLevel Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Epstein qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Evans qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. ➢ The 2009 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) has contributed $30,384,200 to adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its August cycling event. Thirty-two Duxbury residents participated and raised $170,226 of the $30.4 million. The PMC’s 30th year marked a total of $270 million in funds raised for cancer research and treatment at DanaFarber Cancer Institute. ➢ Emily Martecchini has begun her first year at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley. Emily is the daughter of Andre and Stephanie Martecchini. ➢ On Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Pembroke Knights of Columbus, Fashion Focus Students will present “Leading Ladies,” a Charity Graduation Fashion Show. This semester, Fashion Focus will graduate over 100 students from communities all over the South Shore, including Duxbury. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Magical Moon Foundation, a local charity that supports children undergoing treatment for cancer. For more information about the organization, visit themagicalmoonfoundation.org. To purchase tickets or to submit donations, contact Maria Wood at 781-826-0241 or visit mariasfashionfocus.com.
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The Duxbury Camera Club Jan. 6 meeting will feature fine art and commercial photographer Steven David Roberts of Marshfield. During his presentation “Creating Good Lighting with Flash,” Roberts will demonstrate the creative use of portable strobes to yield amazing results while shooting on location. Members will have the opportunity to see the lighting equipment as well as the resulting images. To round out the learning experience Roberts will critique members’ work as time allows. Roberts’ fine arts honors include the “People’s Choice” Award in the North River Arts Festival in 2008 and a “People’s Choice” Award in the North River Arts Society “Perpetual Motion” Show. He applies the same creative approach to his work as a commercial and portrait photographer. Camera Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Guests are always welcome at the regular meetings. With a mission
to give photographers of all levels an opportunity to grow and learn about their craft, the Club is now sponsoring workshops and photo walks which are open to members only. The first Member’s Workshop, to be presented by photographer Glenn Pollock on mounting and matting photographs, is scheduled for Jan. 9 in the Library’s Setter Room. For more information on the Club e-mail email@example.com or drop in at the January meeting.
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Finance Committee: Thursday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Fiscal Advisory Committee: Thursday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Local Housing Partnership: Thursday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.
The Martha Coakley Campaign is looking for volunteers in Duxbury to help with a phone bank (Sunday, Jan. 17) and sign-holding on election day (Tuesday, Jan. 19). For more information on Martha’s campaign please visit marthacoakley.com. To help out in Duxbury, please e-mail Kathryn Palmer at kathybpalmer@ gmail.com or Josh Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Zoning Board of Appeals: Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. in the Mural Room. Conservation Commission: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. in the Mural Room. Alternative Energy Committee: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. School Committee: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at the Alden School.
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Brush burning permits are now available for purchase during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, as well as from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost of the burning permit is $10 for the season. The Duxbury Fire Department only accepts checks, no cash will be accepted. Burning permits are sold only at the Central Fire Station at 688 Tremont St. The burning season will start on Jan. 15, 2010 and the last day will be May 1. Residents are strongly encouraged to get their burning done early because burning will be very limited if we have a dry spring. Burning without a 2010 permit is a violation and burning privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the burning season. Burning permits are only for brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry products. Burning of leaves, grass, hay, straw, stumps, finish lumber, or construction debris is strictly prohibited and doing so will be cause for immediate revocation of the permit. Burning must be done on land proximate to where the brush is generated, must be done at least 75 feet from a dwelling, and adequate resources must be available to immediately extinguish the fire if requested to do so by a fire official. Burning will only be permitted when weather and wind conditions are acceptable.
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Have you read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society?” If not, begin now and join us at the Duxbury Free Library on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m., for a short discussion and an exciting virtual tour of the island of Guernsey. Well known tour guide, Heide Hasselmann traveled to the island featured in this novel, and will share her lovely photographs and in depth knowledge. The novel recounts the little known tale of islander’s lives during the World War ll Nazi occupation. Having read the book is not a requirement for admission to the program, yet it may enhance your enjoyment. For free tickets, or assistance to get a copy of the book, call 781-934-2721, x108.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) 379 Gardner St., So. Hingham, Bishop John Howe, Phone: 781-293-2520, Sundays year round: Family and Milton. Kristin M. “Tina” Andrews of Plymouth, worship at 10 am. In 1998 she became the director formerly of Framingham, died Sunday, Dec. of the Council on Aging in Duxbury. She held 20. Born Dec. 4, 1951, she was St. Mark of Epheseus this position until 2004, and while there was rethe daughter Orthodox Mission 261 Main St., Kingston, Rev. Terrence McGillicuddy, Phone: 781-585-8907 of Ralph W. Andrews and Mary (Grinley) An- sponsible for building a nationally recognized drews. She graduated from Framingham South Senior Center with innovative programming Islamic Center of England Mosques High School in 1969 and received an A.S. inNewthat has been replicated throughout the com671-479-8341, and country. During the gerontology from Quinsigamond470 South St., Quincy,monwealth 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, 781-784-0434 last five Community College in Worcester, a B.S. in education from years she worked from home as an instructor Safe Harbor Church Westfield State College, and a Masters in coun- and translator for Telelangue (in France) and 52 Main St., Marshfield, Pastor Speaks (in Germany) seling psychology from Anna Maria College, in World Mark Eagling, 781-837-9903 and part-time for Paxton. the Hampton Inn in Plymouth. Ms. Andrews Ms. Andrews worked for North Worcester was also a gifted freelance writer and an acCounty as director of Help for Children, coordi- complished ballroom dancer. nator for the office for children, and director of She leaves a sister, Gail Kennedy of BoylDisplaced Homemakers. In 1980 she was voted ston; three nieces, and two great nephews. one of the ten most outstanding young citizens Funeral services and burial will be private. of Worcester. In 1984, she became the Direc- Condolences may be sent in her name to the tor of Off Campus Programs for Mt. Wachusett Framingham Heart Study, 74 Mt. Wayte Ave., Community College in Gardner, Leominster, Framingham, MA 01702. and Fort Devens. In 1995 she moved to GermaFuneral arrangements are under the diny for two years. Upon her return, she settled in rection of Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons FuPlymouth. She was the director of Continuing neral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham MA Education for Aquinas College in both Newton 01702.
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Claire H. Scapellati died on Wednesday, Dec. 23 in Duxbury. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Mary (LaGreca) and Calvin Picone, she graduated from Central Connecticut State College where she met her husband, the late Nicholas Daniel Scapellati. While teaching at Sunset Ridge School in East Hartford, she received her Masters Degree in counseling from the University of Hartford. They married and moved to Bloomfield, Conn. When their children were all of school age, Mrs. Scapellati returned to teaching at Sacred Heart School in Bloomfield. Four years later she was appointed school principal, becoming the first lay principal in the Archdiocese of Hartford. After 18 years as teacher and principal, she retired, but her retirement was short-lived as she was asked to teach at St. Mary’s School in Simsbury. Mrs. Scapellati taught at St. Mary’s until she officially retired and moved to Orleans. She loved to travel, especially to Italy, was an avid gardener, a devout Catholic, and a watercolor
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artist. Soon after moving to Orleans, she began exhibiting her work in galleries on the Lower Cape and in Duxbury. Mrs. Scapellati leaves her children, Joanne Protasewich and her husband, Ron, of Duxbury, Daniel Scapellati and his wife, Nancy, of Avon, Conn., and Lisa Scapellati of Orleans; her sisters, Marie Durney, Gloria Bryan, and Anne Marie Picone; and eight grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Norma Negron and Dianne Pignato. A Mass of Christian burial was held in the Church of St. Ann in Avon, Conn. on Dec. 29 followed by the burial in Mountain View Cemetery in Bloomfield, Conn. The 8:15 a.m. Mass will be said in her memory on Jan. 23 in the chapel at Holy Family Church in Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Anne-Immaculate Conception Church (Soup Kitchen), 820 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106, or to A Woman’s Concern, 48 Camp Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
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Mr. Shannon leaves his wife, Marcia (Hamilton) Shannon; his children, Timothy Shannon of Duxbury, and Laura Shannon of Somerville; his mother-in-law, Myrtie Hamilton of Braintree; in-laws, Richard and Mary Hamilton of Hanover; a nephew, two nieces, and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr., PO Box 859060, Braintree, MA 02185-9060.
The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority sponsored by the Bank of Canton will hold a First Time Home Buyer Seminar on Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 2 at the Plymouth Town Hall. Participants will receive the confidence and tools to pursue their goal of homeownership. By attending this workshop you will qualify and become certified for MassHousing First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program including lower rates and down payment. You will also become eligible for HUD/DHCD HOME Funds of $7,500 for down payment and closing cost assistance. This certification opens the doors for income eligible participants to apply for mortgage programs that have lower interest rates, down payment, and other en-
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A case that will be a test of the town’s inclusionary housing bylaw has accomplished a rare feat –– it’s got a developer and a town board in agreement. Clark Hinkley and his wife want to subdivide their land on Washington Street and sell off the housing lots for development. The plan has triggered an as-of-yet-untested town bylaw which states that if any developer builds more than six housing lots, he must provide one home for under market price. That home, however does not need to be in the development, according to the bylaw, it can be elsewhere in town. Hinkley was originally going to use a historic home on Washington Street for the affordable property, but is now ready to close on a home on Chandler Street. The Hinkleys and their attorney, Alice Vogler, presented the Planning Board with a packet of information including the purchase and sale agreement for the home and an inspection report. “The house is in really good condition,” said Hinkley, pointing out that the home has air conditioning and a two car garage. The Planning Board members seemed supportive of the plan –– pointing out that this will add to Duxbury’s affordable housing index without
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new construction –– but there are details that still need to be worked out, since this particular bylaw hasn’t been used before. “We do not see any objection to the site, or the structure,” said Planning Board Chairwoman Amy MacNab. “We’re all in the same learning curve as you right now,” Currently the applicant is working with Town Planner Tom Broadrick on ironing out the details of the procedure. If the home works out, a monitoring agent will have to be appointed to handle the affordable housing lottery. The Hinkleys were nervous that it might be difficult to find a person to run the lottery, but Planning Board members were reluctant to grant any approval without this information in place. “Our problem is from a time standpoint,” said Vogler, adding that the Hinkleys don’t want to close on the property if it won’t count towards the housing index. There is also still a question as to whether the home would be a rental or purchased, although it appears it will count towards the housing index either way. Planning Board member George Wadsworth was concerned that a homeowner would be saddled with maintenance costs (such as roof replacement) they might not be able to pay, however other board members pointed out that with a town-owned
property, maintenance could be a logistical nightmare. “In light of the fact that we’ve got a lot of rental units that were just approved [at the Island Creek North 40B project ] we’re leaning toward ownership,” said MacNab. Hinkley said he thought the building would be sold as an affordable home for around $212,000. The sale would include a deed restriction that any future sale of the home would be at the same percentage of market price, and would likely include a right of first refusal for the town. “There’s no flipping,” Hinkley said. The hearing was continued until Jan. 11.
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allowed to speak English –– In fact, if he was caught speaking English three times, he would have been sent home.) His project, a study of the effect of the recent Uighur riots in the Xinjiang province of China, was presented as part of the Duxbury Free Library’s Sunday Salon Series this weekend. On July 7 of this year, Uighur students, a Muslim ethnic minority group of Turkish descent living inside China, rioted against the majority group, known as Han Chinese. It may have been sparked by a false accusation of rape against two Uighur workers in another region, Clark said. Whatever the cause, the government and mobs of Han Chinese cracked down on the protesters. What happened over the next couple of days isn’t clear –– the media wasn’t allowed in for a while, and casualty reports vary greatly depending on who you ask –– but it’s the latest in a series of human rights crises that have strained the relationship between the U.S. and China. Xinjiang province is one of the most recent additions to China, Clark told an attentive crowd at the library. “It is still very much in the heat of an independence movement,” he said. The Chinese government has been encouraging Han Chinese to move to the province, and the percentage of Han living in Xinjiang has gone from 6 to 43 percent since the 40s, Clark said. “If jobs are scarce, preference will be given to the Han Chinese, Clark said. The Uighurs say the July riots were started when police opened fire on unarmed protesters. However, the government says the riots were sparked by burka-clad Muslim women distributing weapons in the crowd, at the urging of exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer, who lives in Washington D.C. Those two separate versions of events were at the heart of the problem Clark faced as he tried to write his paper. Interviewing Chinese citizens for his project proved to be difficult, as natives are reluctant to speak critically of
the government, especially to foreigners. “I had to be careful,” he said. Clark forged connections through the restaurants and gym he frequented near the university. While younger people were slightly easier to talk to than the older generation, he still found that most Chinese were supportive of their government overall, even if they ignored many of the mundane rules and regulations imposed on the society. “The vast majority of Chinese people believe the government has their best interests at heart,” he said. “This is actually the most freedom the people in China have ever had.” Clark even traveled to a different province of China where there is another Muslim minority, hoping for a more balanced view of the Xinjiang situation. Even though he had some success, it didn’t come easily. One man was so worried about reprisal he didn’t want his name attached to Clark’s work. “This is a student paper, and he was unwilling to be named,” Clark said. In addition to the cultural difficulties, China’s government also controls the media and access to other information. For example, when Clark first got to China, he could access the Web site Facebook on a regular basis. “The day after [the violence] happened, it was gone,” he said. All this creates a very complex relationship between the U.S. and China, which is a focus of Clark’s studies. He said he will likely be developing the work he did while abroad into a thesis. “We completely depend on China for everything,” Clark said. “Politically for our leaders the answer has always been to focus on economics and hope that everything else will sort itself out ... Other things
get pushed to the back burner. In this case it’s human rights.” There are no easy answers. When an audience member asked Clark what he thought would happen in China in the next 10-15 years, he simply said he didn’t know. “China is a very confusing place, and it’s going to be like that for a while,” he said.
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“We have some people in reserve, but there’s only a few,” said Buttkus. “We try to bring people inside for a few hours here and there. Give ‘em a hot meal and a cup of coffee, and there they go again.” It wasn’t just the snow that wreaked havoc on the coast, however. At about noon on Saturday there was an “astronomically” high tide that caused flooding along the Blue Fish
River, at the intersection of St. George and Powder Point Avenue, and parts of King Caesar Road. Gurnet Road was also underwater. Fire and police personnel worked to block off the road using sawhorses. “That’s the one [Gurnet] that usually poses the problem,” Buttkus said. However, he said the full-time residents of the Gurnet are used to dealing with flooding. “The residents all pretty much know the routine.”
Although Buttkus said he didn’t have figures from the most recent storm, he said he expects it to be rather expensive. When a snow storm happens on the weekend, plow drivers are paid overtime, and because of the duration of this weekend’s snowfall, they applied a lot of salt and sand. “It went very smoothly,” he said. “My hats off as usual to the staff because they did a phenomenal job.”
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Free Movie… 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7. Feature will be “Julie & Julia.” Amy Adams stars in this truth-inspired tale as Julie Powell, a disenchanted government secretary who decides to enliven her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child’s culinary classic, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. Based on Powell’s book, “Julie & Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen,” Director Nora Ephron’s heartwarming comedy/drama also stars Meryl Streep as legendary chef, Julia Child.
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 781-9345774, x100 for reservations (required 24 hours in advance). Please call to cancel if you cannot make it as food is ordered according to the number of reservations made. (Menus subject to change): Thursday, Jan. 7 – Beef stew over noodle and carrots, fruit Friday, Jan. 8 – No lunch. Closed at noon.
Monday, Jan. 11 – Ham macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruit Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Stuffed peppers, rice, vegetable, cake Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Roast chicken, potatoes, broccoli, sherbet Friday, Jan. 15 – No lunch. Closed at noon.
Thursday, Jan. 14 – Meat lasagna, salad, bread, brownie Free Legal Advice… Attorney John McCluskey (Elder Law, Real Estate, Trust /Estates, Medicaid) will be available on Friday, Jan. 8 from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Please call Peggy at x104 for an appointment.
The Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor a program on stereotypes and the pyramid of hate. The program will center around the showing of a short DVD entitled “Silent Beats,” a Dor Schary Award winner. After the DVD there will be a discussion of the existence and impact of stereotypes. By understanding the limiting nature and their effect on schools and communities, including interpersonal relationships and student academic achievement, participants will be better equipped to respond to stereotypes in themselves and others. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Roon of the Duxbury Free Library. All are welcome. For more information you can contact the No Place for Hate committee at noplaceforhate@ duxburyinterfaith.com or 781-934-8388.
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Legacies In Stone… Thursday, Jan. 14. Statues of Boston presentation at 9:30 a.m., with Todd Forman, Boston historian and volunteer guide for Boston By Foot. Join us for a one hour lecture and slide show describing the art, the politics and the characters of Boston who are set in stone.
Fuel Assistance… Senior Center is again taking applications for fuel assistance for the winter months. Approval for this program can cut energy costs and, in some cases, assist in winterization of your home. The maximum gross income levels for eligibility have been substantially increased. The process is easy and confidential. Contact Lynn Madore, x106, in our Outreach office to make an appointment and to hear what you will need to provide. Foot Care Clinic… The next available date for foot care at the Senior Center is Jan. 12. To schedule an appointment, please call Peggy at x104.
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he Duxbury Cross Ice crew had their own version of the Winter Classic this Friday, New Year’s Day, held on the Sullivan family bog on Elm Street. Steve and Roberta graciously hosted two “rinks” for the Duxbury Mites hockey team (6-8-year-olds) on what was a picture perfect day. Complete with National Anthem, the players and their families experienced a wonderful morning of fun.
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Bog owner Steve Sullivan and his daughter Montana take in the game.
The teams pose for a photo with bog owner Steve Sullivan and Dave Rakauskas (coach and organizer.)
Will Nolan, Kyle Rakauskas, Jack Brennan and Will Day take a break from the action. Don’t be fooled by the Harry Settel heads up the ice with the puck while Olivia O”Brien, Charlie pink gloves, Veronica Ballerene, Luke Weiler and Hoby Galvin watch from the bench. “Niki” Rakauskas has her game face on and is ready to play.
Steve Garrett and Reed Garrett warm up on the freshly scraped ice.
Luke Weiler, Harry Settel, Olivia O’Brien, Nick Demio, Peter Lioselle, Hoby Galvin and Charlie Ballerene line up before the start of their game. Wyatt Glass laces up his skates and gets ready to hit the ice.
Kyle Rakauskas, Kyle Laforest, Will Lyons, Jack Brennan and Nate Garrett hold their gloves over their hearts for the National Anthem.
Who needs Fenway? Kyle Rakauskas and Ryan Rakauskas get ready to suit up for Duxbury’s own version of the Winter Classic.
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The Senior Club invites you to join us in the new year on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Duxbury Senior Center on Mayflower Street. At 9:30 a.m. is a social with coffee, tea, and snacks. Sue Bergeron is the chairperson for the social and Roberta McNab is a tremendous help at the table with coffee making, etc. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. followed by our entertainer, Bill Brown with a slide show of his vacations. A trip is planned for Feb. 12 at White’s of Westport, a sweetheart deal for only $57. Contact trip chairman, Lee Sbraccia at 781-585-9242. Showtime featuring Hey Paesan, performed by Ida Zecco and Jim Porcella is a tribute to Connie Francis, Kelly Smith, Tony Bennett, Al Martino, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and more. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Italian wedding soup, salmon, or chicken piccata, red bliss potatoes, chef’s choice vegetable, spumoni ice cream pie, coffee or tea. Make checks payable to Duxbury Senior Trips, and mail to Lee Sbraccia, P.O. Box 1003 Duxbury, MA 02331. The Christmas luncheon was held at the Senior Center. This catered meal allowed a relaxed atmosphere not possible at a restaurant. Elaine Cahill is the special party chairperson. She and her volunteers kept this event moving smoothly. Mary Bretdenthal held an exciting auction of food, etc. John Sjostedt won the door prize, Lee Sbraccia, second prize, and Emily Kelly third prize.
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Workshop for Parents: Feeding the Picky Eater. Pasta and chicken fingers again? If you’re working hard to expand your child’s palate but feel like you are getting nowhere, you will learn useful tools to try after attending this workshop. Taste, temperature, texture, color, preconceived notions and parental pushing all have impact over your child’s willingness to try new foods. Learn what works (and what doesn’t) to limit mealtime struggles. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at 133 Washington Street, Norwell. Cost is $10. Visit nourishingthepeasandthepod.com for more information.
Kids Crafts: On Wednesday, Jan., 13, Duxbury Newcomers will be gathering at the Art Complex Museum Studio, 189 Al2008.SNFRehab.ad: den St. (corner of Alden and Tremont) to make some beautiful wintery snowflake crafts. The event will take place from 10-11 a.m. Materials, snack and drink will be provided. Cost: $2 per child. Please RSVP to Fleur Pang at email@example.com. Family Trips and Tix: The Family Arts Festival at the Ellison Center will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George St. It will start at 1 p.m. with the family friendly performance of “Are you my Instrument Family,” the story of a little violin, based on P.D. Eastman’s beloved book. At 1:30 p.m., families can experience all the fun classes offered by the South Shore Conservatory and the Duxbury Art Association: they can sing along with Miss Su’s Drum & Sing class or put on their ballet slippers and twirl in the Creative Dance Studio. They can play theater games onstage in the Drama Room and make a craft in the DAA Art Studio. They can even see what it’s like to toot a trumpet or strum a guitar at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Admission is free for this event. For more information, call 781-934-2731 x 11 or visit sscmusic. org.
HONK: An additional trip has been planned to see HONK at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston, Sunday Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. HONK is a rollicking comic musical and winner of the 2000 OLIVIER Award. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Book Club: Book club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to discuss “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. For more information about the book club, please contact Jennifer Thorn at 781-585-0864 or email@example.com.
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Sugar plum tea party at the conservatory
Tea Party Co-Chair Lauren Strachen with Nicole Finken (Clara), Molly Bresnehan and Brianna Biggins are thrilled to be surrounded by some of Jose Mateo’s principal dancers. Angie DeWolf (Sugar Plum Fairy), Alex Bolduc (Nutcracker), Jacob Hoover (Cavalier), Jaclyn Tiffany Strachen and Jean Fawcett. Sanford (Spanish Dancer) and Erin Wood (maid).
The Sugar Plum Tea Party was a truly enchanting afternoon for all who attended and will likely become an annual tradition, A trio of South Shore Conservatory bassoons played holiday according to the organizers. music; Jasper Leavitt, Ryan Piesco and Alex Nelson.
Julia Packer nibbles on some fresh fruit.
Brianna Biggins has many treats to choose from at the buffet Some of the Nutcracker dancers pose for a photo. Ella Withington table. (Polly), Grace Houghton (Party Girl), Nicole Finken (Clara), Alexis Antonino (Toy Soldier) and a shy Mouse, Julia Conner.
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Anne Briggs (Duxbury Campus Manager for SSC,) Katie Dixon and Lauren Three little ladies enjoy tea and cake and wait for more Sofia Joyce is wide-eyed as she walks by Strachan (Event Chairwomen) with committee members Carol Loring and friends. Georgia Berry, Sianna Richards and Jillian the buffet piled high with cookies, cakes Berry. Michelle McGrath. and finger sandwiches.
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It’s Cookie Time: It’s that time of year again –– the Girl Scout cookie sale! Girl Scouts throughout Eastern Massachusetts will again be offering eight delicious varieties of cookies for sale including Thin Mints and Caramel Delights. Shortbread cookies are great with a cup of tea or hot chocolate on cold winter days. Cookie booth sales will be held at Foodie’s and the post office in Hall’s Corner on most weekends. Cookie sale profits fund troop activities for the girls and also allow the council to run quality programs for our girls, provide Girl Scouting opportunities at our camps for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them, and allow for the maintenance of the many beautiful camps our council owns. So when a Girl Scout knocks on your door, or you see a cookie booth, please support our girls by purchasing a box of cookies.
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Cookies For Our Troops: Members of Cadette Troop 80331 are also asking for support in their efforts to send 30 cases of cookies to our soldiers in the mideast. Whether you can purchase one box or simply donate a dollar toward a box, you will be helping to put a smile on a soldier’s face when he opens one of the boxes that are sent each month by the American Legion in Plymouth. For more information on this endeavor, call Joan at 781-934-5427. Cookie Rally: Chandler School will be the site of a Cookie Rally on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 2-4 p.m. All Girl Scouts are invited to attend this activity filled event conducted by the Girl Scout Council. The cost is $7 per girl. There is no charge for adults who accompany the girls. To register, go online to the council Web site and click on programs. Hope to see you there! Disco Bowling Party: Has your troop signed up for the Disco Bowling Party at the Alley Kat Lanes on Saturday, Jan. 30? This is always a great time for the girls. The cost is all inclusive and includes a snack and a drink. Contact Patty Guilfoile at Pattyguilfoile@hotmail.com to obtain information and a registration sheet for your troop. Leaders’ Meeting: The next meeting for Duxbury Girl Scout leaders will be held on Wednesday. Feb. 3 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Scout House.
Residents who may have been inspired to sing by a “Musicological Christmas,” as sung recently by members of The Snug Harbor Community Chorus, are invited to attend the popular group’s open rehearsals which begin on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The non-audition chorus is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from all over the region who love to sing. Members meet at the Performing Arts Center and perform a holiday and a spring concert, each year. They are under the direction of well-known artistic director, Roy Kelley. Last summer, the group was chosen to perform for theater-goers FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY waiting to attend Oprah Winby frey’s well-known musical, TRACY SHEEHAN PHOTOGRAPHY “The Color Purple,” then on TracySheehan.com 781-585-7363 national tour. For more inforJH_sleep_new_year_release:JH_sleep_Final 12/30/09 1:41 PM Page 1 mation, snugharborcc.org.
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he start of a new year is always exciting, and holds fresh promise for better things and new beginnings. It’s 2010, and everyone gets a clean slate. The Christmas trees are coming down, and people move on to the time-honored tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, vows of self-improvement such as quitting smoking or going for a morning run that are sometimes followed for weeks or months, then unceremoniously broken and discarded. While we try to get used to these low-fat breakfast bars and this new treadmill, here are some resolutions worth keeping:
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Blind Faith on the roads —————————
ack in the sixties and seventies, rock groups frequently were labeled with unique, colorful names that added to the bands’ mystique. The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Buffalo Springfield were just a few. My personal favorite was “Blind Faith.” While most fans could’ve cared less about the origin of these acronyms, there were a few of us who probably spent way too much time scratching our heads trying to figure out if they didn’t pick the names by closing their eyes, opening up Webster’s, and randomly selecting the first few words their fingers pointed to. While driving on Duxbury’s narrower than usual, snow-banked streets recently, the name Blind Faith comes to mind when observing the many pedestrians who trust their lives to cars and trucks approaching them from behind, or those who cross the street — crosswalk or no crosswalk — talking on their cell phones completely unaware of their surroundings. In the past few weeks, there have been at least four fatal pedestrian accidents in eastern Massachusetts, with three on the South Shore. Some of these have been alleged criminal hitand-runs occurring at night; others have happened in broad daylight. Regardless of fault, assigning blame to a distracted or impaired driver will be of little solace to the victim’s loved ones if some of these terrible accidents could have been prevented by pedestrians observing one timeless rule: walk on the left, facing the traffic. That rule, which was driven into our psyche starting in first grade and reinforced daily by our parents as we went off to school, has been increasingly ignored over the last two decades. How many times have you seen a jogger wearing headphones, people dressed in dark clothing at night, or kids walking three abreast, all with their backs to the traffic? Throw in a little solar glare, slush, or black ice and the situation becomes further complicated. Simply put, the purpose of walking on the left and facing oncoming traffic is to give pedestrians a chance to take evasive action in case a vehicle’s going to hit them, even if it means diving over a snow bank. Many roads in Duxbury are narrow and winding, and don’t have sidewalks. If you must walk on the street, walk on the left facing the traffic. Turn off the iPod and don’t text or talk on your cell phone. Full situational awareness requires all of your sensory perception to avoid accidents. When sharing the road with motorists, blind faith in your fellow man’s driving habits is no substitute for the age-old virtues of vigilance and common sense. Richard S. Prone Mayflower St.
Pledge to keep it civil: 2009 was a year that brought some conflict and contentious stories to Duxbury. Yet, as passionate and heated as discussions at the Board of Selectmen and School Committee meetings became, for the most part people refrained from personal attacks, name-calling or bullying. Duxbury is a town of smart people, and any big change is generally going to bring about a rousing debate. But we wouldn’t have it any other way –– true democracy is a messy thing, and it’s never pretty to watch the sausage get made. Let’s hope this is a practice that continues into 2010 and beyond. Make green more than a slogan: Going green has been a major buzzword over the past couple of years. And Duxbury’s made some major strides in the areas of environmental impact. Groups like Sustainable Duxbury have been spreading the work and educating the populace. But there’s always more that can be done, and the more we start thinking about the impact of everything we do, the more conscientious we become as individuals and as a society. So let’s make going green more than a trend, and take concrete steps to reduce household waste and become a more energy-efficient and less polluting town. On the municipal level, the movement to build a wind turbine in Duxbury deserves support. It won’t come easily –– this is a town that take great pride in the way it looks, and a looming wind turbine will have its detractors –– but it’s worth fighting for.
Take time for human interaction: In some ways, we’re more connected than ever these days. Nearly every minute of every day, we’re checking a Facebook post, following someone’s tweets, sending a text message, reading a blog, ad infinitum. But in another way, we’re more isolated than ever by this constant technology bombardment, and our sense of how we relate to one another is being twisted by the relationships we watch on reality TV. So try, in the new year, to take time to connect the old fashioned way. Invite your neighbors over for a barbecue. And call your mother. Get involved: On a related note, resolve to get more involved. It’s a common lament, as the election season gears up, that enough people won’t run for public office. Many will say they just don’t have time. But running for office isn’t the only way to stay involve and interested in what happens in town. There are various small committees with a more limited role that don’t involve the time commitment of a selectman or school committee member. But it doesn’t take much time to vote, or show up at Town Meeting. Additionally, sometimes staying involved just means paying attention, staying informed about the local issues and asking intelligent questions of those in power. If that’s the one resolution you stick to this year, Duxbury will be a better community for it.
ow that the new year is upon us, I’d like to share my New Year’s wishes for Duxbury and our town government. It is my wish that the year 2010 will bring a return of truth, honesty, common sense, cooperation and leadership to Duxbury. Over the years, I’ve observed that all town boards and committees (both elected and appointed) have done “their own thing.” Each has their own vision of what’s best for the community, yet they fail to consider the impact of their objectives on the others. Further, there doesn’t appear to be any
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oversight or direction of these varied objectives. One might best describe Duxbury’s leadership as a “loosely-held federation of warring tribes.” The Selectmen seem so fully occupied with their legislative and
ceremonial responsibilities, that there’s no time left for the needed oversight and direction. Several years ago, I asked the question “who establishes the vision for Duxbury.” I was emphatically informed that was the responsibility of the Selectmen. Yet in the several years since, I have yet to learn that one has been established. May the year 2010 bring a vision for Duxbury and its future. Then, perhaps, we can end this foolish pinball game of bouncing from one crisis to another always on the verge of TILT. Bill Campbell Humphreys Lane
Unwelcome changes at the cemetery ————
e have had to dispose of all the meaningful seasonal mementos we have placed on our son’s grave for the past 25 years. Why? Because now, they are objects, which in the opinion of the cemetery superintendent and trustees are deemed, improper, offensive, unsafe or detrimental to the general appearance of the cemetery, and may be removed without notice. You must write or e-mail the cemetery department directly, before placing any items that could apply to the above rule! What power! What authority! May I, mother? Recently we were advised by a kind, compassionate individual that artificial wreaths were no longer allowed. How can this be? It is round and green with a red bow. Are they now walking around feeling and smelling wreaths etc. to make sure they are real? What a waste of time.
Are we striving for an award for the most perfectly maintained and all natural cemetery in the United States? No more sensitivity or understanding because it is not someone else’s taste? How elitist. I am aware of many
people who are not pleased with these sudden and typically unannounced changes. We will let our voices be heard. Jane McNiff Kingstown Way
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ur thanks to the Duxbury Fire Department and to Firemen Doug, Skip and Alex for your cheerful and generous help on Christmas Eve. The town of Duxbury and its citizens are fortunate to have such a professional and competent fire department. The O’Brien Family Westborough, Mass.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
DMS honor roll Term 1
Ravenscroft, Morgan Lynn Roberts, Thomas Nehemiah Robillard, Makayla Danielle Rosenberger, Benjamin Robert Rovegno, Edward James Sadeghpour, Jack Francis Saia, Marisa Hsin-Hsin Scott, William Michael Siegener, Charles Raymond Simard, Dylan Paul Barnard Sinnott, Madelyn Louise Slocum, Kayla Anne Spellman, John Timothy Stauss, Heidi Hawksworth Stinebiser, Eli Logan Stuhr, Ryan George Sullivan, Cole Hilson Sullivan, Maeve McKenna Tower, Megan Ann Tufankjian, Calista Rose Venturelli, Lily Sullivan Ward, John Reynolds White, Alexandra Marissa Coffin White, Julia Maria White, Rachel Anne Wiese, William Hunter Willett, John Peter Winchester, Gregory John Winterbottom, Tyler Joseph Wong, Elizabeth Nicole Yucius, Abigail Reid Grade 7 High Honor Roll Allen, Tate Douglas Anderson, Kathryn Elizabeth Armstrong, Christopher Todd Bentsen-Bush, Ashton Marie Bernier, Jack Andrew Burns, Evan James Caso, Sarah Jane Cazeault, Jared Philson Chatlin, Garrett Davis Cheal, Jason James Cook, Emmaline Berlin Cox, Erik Richard Cronin, Catherine Mary Crowley, Olivia Tierney Curcuru, Alicia Faye Curran, Brendan Patrick DiMartinis, Jake Steven Dixon, Bridget McKenzie Doheny, Matthew George Feeney, Craig Thomas Fichter, Marissa Abelli FitzGerald, Alana Leigh Fitzgerald, Kendall Lane Flynn, Jack McSheffrey Foote, Madeline Margaret Gavin, Nicole Elyse Gleason, Grace Elizabeth Guilfoile, Erin Patricia Haddad, Marina Victoria Hadley, Madison Jane Hannon, Edmund Jordan Harrison, Catherine Mary Houghton, Grace Dana Hutchinson, Tyler Robert Ivanof, Olivia Litsa Kelly, Tucker Robert Lawson, Perry Christine Lewis, Aubrey Jeanne Listernick, Christina Michelle Lyons, Madeline Alice Mackin, Alyssa Jenea MacLennan, Kristina Elizabeth Magnuson, Erik Joseph McCann, Isabella Marie Murphy, David Matthew Murphy, Tess Azita Mutkoski, Michael Christopher Nolton, Emily Klier O’Connor, Daniel Joseph O’Connor, Quinn Lockwood O’Neal, Matthew Kiely O’Neill, Annabelle Quinn Palfrey, Sarah Morgan Parry, Meghan Elizabeth Pisani, Avery Lynn Prime, Wyatt Garrison Quigley, Lucy Moore Roy, Megan Claire Ruff, Charles Joseph Schaeffer, Zayla Dean Serres, Olav Albert Sanderson Sharpe, Jillian Yuli Shay, Patrick McGahan Smith, Kristin Marion Stayton, Amanda Brooke Stohlman-Vanderveen, Maryellen Priscilla Sullivan, Jacqueline Marie Sullivan, Jared John Tierney, Rachel Catherine Turner, Annie Elizabeth van der Veen, Collin Michael Vetsch, Cara Ingrid Vitaro, Elizabeth Claire Wahle, Charlotte Frances Ward, Mary Katherine Williams, Mairead Elizabeth Grade 7 Honor Roll Adamski, Sarah Elizabeth Arana, Magdalena Maria Archambault, Keely Ann Aylmer, Ashley Rose Badeau, James Pierce Barry, Garrett Wesley Bombardier, Nicole Sullivan Boyle, Matthew Ryan Brady, Alison Lorraine Bright, Mackenzie Charlotte Brumley, Annie Mary Joo Hee Buonagurio, Riley Elizabeth Burgoyne, Benjamin Robert Butcher, Lincoln Maxwell Caliendo, Benjamin Daniel Carver, Austin Douglas Champ, Camille Alain Chase, Judson Andrew Cheever, Sarah Elizabeth Clancy, Tara Lynn Clark, Owen Marshall Connelly, Margaret Grace Connolly, Geraldine Ann Connor, Daniel Joseph Conway, Lindsay Claire Corbett, Jack Nicholas Cordeiro, Riley Nicole Creed, Peter William Cross, Jamie Lee Day, Erin Morgan Demos, Remington Clark Dickinson, Nicholas Reed Dillon, Niall Coggins DiVasta, Sarah Benedette Doherty, Catherine Rose Doyle, Chadd William Dudley, Jane Ann Duffy, Brendan Patrick Duffy, Emma Katherine Dullea, Sean Padraic Dunne, Michael Patrick Duty, Joshua Eric Errasti, Shawn Edward Fahy, Kaitlin Elizabeth Ferguson, Sally Ann Adalia Finken, Nicole Marie Fiskio, Elliana Marie Fitzgerald, Veronica Mary Fitzpatrick, Michael Sean Foley, Isabelle Marie Gandt, Peter Richard Garrity, Grant Richard Gino, Sophia Margaret Grady, Patrick Ryan Griffin, John Matthew Groll, Samuel Tyler Gunderson, Emily Eileen Haddad, Nicholas Victor Halligan, Katherine Ann Halligan, Kevin Reed Heidenreich, Claire Elizabeth Hesson, Colby Michael Hickey, Daniel Noyes Holbrook, Sarah Constance Homsy, William James Horan, Isabella Victoria Hunter, Catherine Johnston Jacobson, Charles Giorlando Johnson, Charlotte Mullins Jones, Kaylee Rose Leaverton, Christopher Jennings Leclerc, Alexandra Renee Lyons, Matthew Joseph MacKinnon, Kailin Mary Maloney, Maggie Gianchetti Matthews, Christopher Ian McCarthy, Margaret Allaire McCarthy, Meghan Elizabeth McCourt, Jared David McKenzie, Chandley Rose McManus, Tyler Bruce Melia, Kelly Kent Meyers, Parker Jamison Michelson, Drew James Miller, Rebecca Leigh Moody, Michaela Marie Morton, Hannah Margaret Murray, Julia Marie Nolan, Thomas Richard O’Brien, Kelly Christina O’Connor, Jake Francis O’Connor, Kirsten Barbara O’Rourke, Kevin Joseph Pilon, Aidan Robert Quilty, Molly Fitzgibbon Reed, Sarah Elizabeth Reinhold, Nicholas James Rhodes, Shaylice Dana Robinson, Caroline Conlon Rogerson, Sophie Munson Roy, Lauren Anne Ruiz, Victoria Marie Sarles, Meghan Elizabeth Schupp, Marie Kathleen Schweitzer, Erik Allen Sellers, Summer Rae Sibley, Christian Andrew Sirois, Alexandria Scott Sirois, Olivia Raquel Smith, Cody Lee Snelling, Logan Nicole Starr, Lily Jane Stauss, William Michael Stevens, Luke Kevin Sullivan, James Joseph Sullivan, Kiley Helen Taglieri, John Anthony Tibbetts, Christopher Bartlett Vidito, Jennifer Marie Vuilleumier, Madison Lace Williams, Nicholas John Wolff, John Arthur Zec, Brian Steven Zeller, Harley Anne Grade 8 High Honor Roll Antonino, Alexis Drea Baker, Andrew Richard Bartlett, Helen Patricia Bayturk, Ilve Naz Borghesani, Juliana Rose Briggs, Henry William Brown, Ian Andrew Buchanan, Madeline Katherine Bulman, Carter Thomas Burke, Brendan Scott Butler, William Raymond Bylo, Bridget Renee Coakley, Kevin Keating Coghlan, Jill Leigh Connor, Sydney Rose Coyman, Victoria Rose Davis, Sara Kelley Dever, Ashley Christine Dow, Christian James Duffy, Sarah Maria Duggan, Monica Clancy Falcone, Margaret Fitts Fassnacht, Rachael Stefani Fearey, Katherine Farrington Foote, Jake Joseph Fortes, Ciara Marie Garrity, Madison Lee Gearin, Caroline Nelligan Gerraughty, Kevin Lyons Glattstein, Megan Elise Goldberg, Jessica Leigh Golden, Kelsey Caitlin Griffin, Zoe Elizabeth Hanrahan, Jacqueline Connor Johnson, Ethan Mullins Kelly, Lauren Elisabeth Keohan, Catherine McNamara King, Sydney Alyssandra Larsen, Catherine Burnham Lema, Kevin Joseph Linskey, Sabrina Magada Lene MacNaught, Peyton Emily McClintock, Kaeden Luc Morreale, Stephen Kerwin Murray, Megan Elizabeth Najarian, Samantha Anne Nudd, Evan Loring O’Neil, John Patrick O’Rourke, Caroline Jeanne O’Sullivan, Connor Walsh Pittore, Daniel Peter Puatu, Alexandra Joy Wahl Riddle, Hannah Lacey Robinson, Eoin James Rooney, Conor Joseph Saia, Matthew Ming Schwanke, Noah David Shaunessy, Caroline Jeanne Shaw, Patrick Joseph Smith, Katherine McIntosh Smith, Olivia McIntosh Tougas, Michael Roger Urann, Marcus Morton Vetsch, Nicoletta Lee Walters, Angus Maclean White, Hallie Marie Williams, Tanner James Zelvis, Olivia Mae Zisko, Emily Ann
Grade 6 High Honor Roll Bartlett, Emma Clare Beckerman, Katherine Marie Bernard, Alexander James Boyle, Kathryn Elizabeth Brayer, Griffin Thomas Burke, Brady Christopher Butler, Evan Murphy Chase, Catherine Stewart Chinetti, Anna Eilene Coghlan, Kevin John Conway, Molly Rose Corcoran, Kevin Peter Crowley, Caroline Margaret DeMartino, Joseph Thomas Denelle, Delia Kathryn Despathy, Riley Morgan Donato, Payton Mary Dorsett, Gabrielle Ann Downey, Nicole Jean Duffey, Ryan Thomas Duggan, Maxwell Hugh Dunne, Courtney Ryan Eggers, Benjamin William Farias, Thomas Wyatt Fassnacht, Nina Mary Josephine Fitts, Susanna Chandlee Gill, Emma Kathryn Glattstein, Max Edmund Grace, Emily Frances Hecker, Noel Francis Horgan, John Ryan Hutchinson, Megan Lindsey Jamieson, Charles Porter Johnson, Carolyn Margaret Jones, Abigail Eleanor Kearney, Sarah Lane Koulopoulos, Olivia Mary Krahmer, Walter Mason Lampson, Trevor Andrew Lannon, Samantha Marie Lehmann, Kerri Elizabeth Lombardi, Alexis Barbara Macaluso, William Francis MacKinnon, Emma Katherine McClintock, Daena Cole Mellen, Maren Alicia Muller, Jennah Marina Murphy, Alexis Eleanor Murphy, Olivia Rose Murray, Kristen Marie NeJame, Louis Macaulay O’Brien, Heather Winifred O’Hare, Thomas Patrick O’Neal, Michael Christopher Olson, Anna Louise Peters, Kathryn Ferrick Quilty, Patrick Fitzgibbon Quinlan, Nicole Carol Quinn, Katherine Margaret Rakauskas, Veronica Mai Rana, Rameen Akbar Reagan, Jake Kenneth Ruff, Julia Marie Ryan, Charles John Sarles, Caitlyn Mary Schiller, Cameron Louise Sheil, Hannah Elizabeth Snow, Jack Louis Stames, Heron Alyssa Stevens, Kylie Grace Stone, Abigail Atwood Sullivan, Anna Genevieve Sweet, Chloe Elizabeth Tearse, David Squire Therrien, Sophie Rose Thomas, Emily Dane Thomas, Olivia Marie Tobin, Molly Jacqueline Tonis, Jonathan Adam Webber, Maximillian David Williams, Katherine Caro Zolla, Alexander John Grade 6 Honor Roll Alzaim, Hannah Marie Anello, Cameron Bradford Antonino, Matthew Drea Ball, Bridget Eileen Barbati, Anna Theresa Barrett, Katherine Slein Barry, Elizabeth Anna Bedrick, Danika Marilyn Berry, Emily Russell Blackington, Brynne Rose FuTong Blanch, Savannah Leigh Borghesani, Celia Jane Boucher, Izabella Renea Briggs, Iva Noelle Brockwell, Brian Greg Brooks, Ciara Grace Brown, Lydia Grace
Buckley, Caroline Anne Bulu, Brianna Lee Burgess, Max Bradley Burke, John Colman Burnes, Timothy Harcum Chu, Haley Morgan Connors, Angela Lorraine Margaret Coppola, Daniel Joseph Coyman, Brendan Francis Daley, Kathryn Madelyn DeMio, John Douglas deRoetth, Louisa Andresen DiVasta, Jared Gabriel Dobens, Anne Kathleen Dowling, Tristan Leslie Drago, Taylor Lauren Driscoll, Charles Buckley Duggan, Julia Noelle duMont, Hannah Katherine Duty, Ryan Arthur Ecker, Justin Willis Eddy, Cameron Bradshaw Elliott, Mary Kate Estey, Eli Wyatt Fadden, Brianna Kate Falcone, James Murphy Fearey, Morton Lazell Feldman, Matthew Christian Felty, Storme LT Fitzgerald, Julia Nicole Gallagher, Claire Jacqueline Gerraughty, Daniel Webb Gervasi, Jessi Lynne Giumetti, James Michael Grey, Bryce Lehan Grey, Hugh Stedman Hargrave, Katherine Ann Healy, Lauren Barbara Herlihy, Luke Ryan Hines, Lucas James Hines, Natalie Jean Hocking, Caroline Sarah Homan, Cameron Ronald Hovey, Alana Gabrielle Howe, Calvin Michael Huang, Kevin Michael Hunt, Connor J Irving, Liam Christopher Jordan, Catherine Margaret Kania, Alexander Robert Kates, Christine Rose Kelso, James Henry Kennelly, Kurt Nicholas Kent, Jacob Price Keohan, Caleb Francis Kimbro, John Hayden Koplovsky, Madison Gillian Kurker, Taylor Jabran LaTorre, Ryan Christopher Leddie, Hannah Isabelle Leonard, Matthew James Leonard, William Rosario Lillys, Peter Baird Lloyd, Marin Phasopheap Luscko, Abigail Marie MacDonald, Owen Patrick Mackin, Lindsea Rose Macleod, Spencer William Madigan, Peyton Mullin Markella, Harrison William Marshall, David Kenneth McCarthy, Brendan Joseph McCarthy, Gretchen Joan McCarthy, Theresa Catherine McDaniel, Abbey Noella McDermott, Emily Caroline McDermott, Maxwell Richard McDonough, Shea Caroline McLaughlin, Brianna Melcha de Oliveira McManus, Jacob Alexander McManus, Noah William Mello, James Michael Meyer, Abigail Lynn-Ann Morreale, Nicholas Paul Mrowka, Lawrence Stephen Mullin, Samuel James Neprud, Jared Calvin Norton, Rachael Gauthier Nudd, Kelsey Ann O’Brien, Dawson Matthew O’Brien, Rachel Renee O’Neil, Conor Robert O’Toole, David Ryan Ojala, Tyler John Palombella, Sarah Mary Felicia Parry, Caitlin Marie Passell, Duncan Lawrence Perry, Robert David Phinney, Robert Warren Piper, Harrison David Prudente, Collin Michael
Grade 8 Honor Roll Allen, Elizabeth Adele Alzaim, Amanda Faye Berry, Mitchell Robert Bettencourt, Edward Osborn Blair, Nicholas John Boucher, Maxfield David Boynton, Miranda Leigh Breen, Brendan Michael Brook, Robert McGill Buckley, Elizabeth Marie Burger, Matthew Preston Cadorette, Hannah Elizabeth Callahan, Vincent Joseph Cardelle, Michael John Casey, Peter Allan Chappuis, James Martin Clancy, Deveyn Marie Collins, Elizabeth Leah Congdon, John Joseph Cowden, Ryan Christopher Creed, David Anthony Dame, Kelly Elizabeth Dauwer, Colleen Marie Davis, Gabriella Gail DeChellis, Kaylee Marie DiBona, Kevin Christopher DiVasta, Luke Daniel Dorsett, Jason Daniel Dowling, Spencer Jeffrey Duggan, Brady Patrick Elliott, Mackenzie O’Grady Farina, Andrew Philip Feldman, Benjamin Gustav Ford, Gregory James Gisholt Minard, Chandler Eliza Grady, Sydney Watson Hammel, Alexandra Lynn Haney, Christopher Michael Healy, Sean Francis Herlihy, John Francis Hurcombe, Meagan Judith Hutchinson, Hannah Elizabeth Klein, Aaron Rothwell Cameron Kramer, Grant William Librett, Cari Elisabeth Lirosi, Melissa Paige Marcotte, Bradford Bennett Markella, Matthew Morgan Marrocco, Nicholas Francis Martin, Jacqueline Anne Martinsen, Dawn Marion McCarthy, Brooke Taylor McCarthy, Maeve Elizabeth McCarthy, Sean Daniel McCluskey, Anne Marie McDonough, Luke Hamilton McElduff, Benjamin Doerre McKim, Lauren Krista McLaughlin, Haley Ann McLellan, Amandalyn Kathleen Meurer, Savery Anne Moitinho, Victor Vieira Myette, Rachel Leigh Neprud, Janine Ruth Ng, Joshua Gregory Nichols, Emily Cornelia Nolan, Jacquelyn Rose O’Brien, Trevor James O’Connor, Caroline Elizabeth Pelletier, Julien Francis Perry, Jacquelyn Victoria Quinzani, Wesley Richardson, Sarah Catherine Roberts, Marguerite Wilde Roberts, Sequoyah Cassidy Scavongelli, Katherine Allyse Sinnott, Jackson Thomas Sohmer, Harry Brown Stames, Henry Calder Stillman, Samantha Murphy Sullivan, Montana Jean Sweeney, Ann Connolly Swensen, Jake Henry Thomas, Katelyn Mae Tileston-Connolly, Hayley Vuaghn Turok, Caitlin Elizabeth VanDingstee, Miranda Rose VanUmmersen, Madeline Long Walker, Garrett Lewis Walsh, Halle Elizabeth Walsh, Jeffrey Anthony Waltz, Nicholas John Weimer, Emily Ann West, Christa Morgan West, Joshua Harrison Whear, Matthew Charles Woodgate, Jillian Rose Wyllie, Ian James Zahka, Samantha Paige Zaverucha, Meghan Kate
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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Thursday Jan. 7 Chandler PTA meeting 9:30 a.m. DHS School Council 5 p.m. DHS Rm. 106 Monday Jan. 11 Chandler School Council meeting 7 p.m. DHS PTO meeting 7 p.m. DHS library Wednesday Jan. 13 SEPAC Presentation - Listen Up: Auditory Processing and Learning Disorders, Library Merry Room 7 p.m. DMS PTA meeting 8 p.m. DMS teacher’s room Thursday Jan. 14 Alden PTA meeting 7 p.m. Send School newS & PhoToS to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline is Monday at noon.
School Lunch Menu
Monday: Chicken filet sandwich, lettuce, tomato, cheese, baked chips, red and green apples, juice. Tuesday: Grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, glazed carrots, red and green grapes, fruit punch. Wednesday: Mozarella sticks with dip, green beans, caesar salad, fresh fruit, juice. Thursday: KFC mashed potato bowl, peaches, juice. Friday: Homemade calzone, garden salad, pudding, apple juice.
Week of Jan. 11-Jan. 15 DHS
Spring baseball registration
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Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, lettuce, tomato, glazed carrots, ovation fries, pineapples, juice. Soup for $1. Tuesday: Mac and cheese, sweet peas, dinner roll with butter, peaches, juice. Soup for $1. Wednesday: Steak and cheese sub, baked chips, pickle, curly fries, grape juice. Thursday: Nachos, nachos, nachos, seasoned beef, corn, salsa, fruit punch. Soup for $1. Friday: Bagel pizza, garden salad, Jello, apple juice. Soup for $1. Daily lunch options: Monday and Wednesday, bagel; Tuesday and Thursday, Pizza; Friday, Uncrustable, all with salad or vegetable, fruit. Check daily for sandwich or salad of the day.
Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, green beans, peaches, juice. Tuesday: Chicken patty on a roll, smiley fries, corn, raisins, juice. Wednesday: Meatball sub, pasta salad, pickle spear, juice. Thursday: Baked nuggets, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, wheat dinner roll, pineapples, juice. Friday: Pasta with butter and sauce, veggie tray with cheese cubes, bread stick, orange smiles, juice. Daily lunch options: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Uncrustable or pizza; Tuesday, Thursday, ham or turkey and cheese on assorted breads or bagel with yogurt.
The Board of Directors of Duxbury Youth Baseball is pleased to announce open registration for the 2008 spring baseball season. Beginning Friday, Jan. 15 and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 28, anyone wishing to play spring baseball must register online at duxburyyouthbaseball.com. Spring leagues are as follows: Tee Ball Pre-K (age 5 as of Sept. 1, 2010) – Kindergarten; AA, Grades 1-2; AAA, Grades 3-4; Majors, Grades 5-6; Junior Babe, Grades 7-9; Buddy Ball, All ages Note that the Senior Babe (ages 16-19) league does not begin until the summer. Registrations for that league and all the summer leagues will take place at a later date. Also note that there will be no walk-in registration this year. Applications received after Feb. 29 are subject to availability and a $25 late fee.
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Fee is $12.00 for drop-in or 5 classes for $50.00
No appointment or experience necessary! Classes are mat format, focusing on proper technique and form while strengthening and toning your body and mind.
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Monday: Chicken patty, rice pilaf, green beans, chilled pears, juice. Tuesday: Mozzarella mania with dip, glazed carrots, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Breakfast for lunch, bagels with cream cheese, Trix yogurt, fresh strawberries, juice. Hot chocolate tasting. Thursday: Whole grain max sticks with dip, garden salad, green beans, pineapples, juice. Friday: Grilled cheese on wheat, Campbells chicken noodle soup, cucumber wheels with dip, peaches, juice. Daily lunch options: Uncrustables, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, whole grain pizza or bagel and yogurt, Tuesday, Thursday, ham or turkey and cheese on assorted breads or Dragon box. Message for Parents: Accounts must be current. Deposits need to be made monthly at Mynutrikids.com or mail payments to Duxbury Food service 130 St. George St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Cafeteria can accept payment between 9:30-10:30 a.m. daily.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
1:01 a.m. Caller reported erratic operator on Marshall Street. Area search negative. 3:35 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle parked at the Duxbury Middle School. 7:36 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Depot Street. One party transported to Jordan Hospital with injuries. 8:38 a.m. 911 call for truck driver 2:01 a.m. Assisted Marshfield police in locating a vehicle. 9:29 a.m. Caller reported water leak in service line of neighbors home on Ocean Road South. DPW notified.
Thursday Dec. 24
Duxbury police log
Saturday Dec. 26
4:54 p.m. Caller on Cordwood Path reports kids throwing snowballs hit and cracked her windshield. Area search negative.
behind Duxbury Pizza. States window shopping. Officer sent on his way.
DPW, NStar, and Verizon on the scene.
2:45 p.m. Officer reports disabled motor vehicle on Route 3 northbound near Exit 11. Assistance on the way with new tire. 2:59 p.m. Animal control officer notified of yellow labrador missing from Crooked Lane.
that hit a cable wire on Washington Street. Officer moved same to the side of the road. Comcast notified.
9:38 a.m. Water leak in service line on Franklin Street from street to home. DPW and water department notified. 11:16 a.m. Caller reports lost or stolen registration plate. Entered in LEAPS. 1:09 p.m. Resident of Union Street reports gunshot heard in area. Area search negative.
6:08 p.m. Call of icy road conditions on Keene Street. DPW notified. 6:31 p.m. K9 assisted Marshfield for breaking and entering suspects that fled on foot. K9 tracked to home. Suspects spoken to by officer.
4:48 p.m. Walk-in medical to police station complaining of chest pains. Transported to South Shore Hospital.
4:31 p.m. 911 caller reports motor vehicle hit and run, stated front end damage. Officer out on Standish Street speaking to party who left the scene.
Monday Dec. 28
8:59 p.m. Caller reports striking deer on Congress Street. No damage to vehicle. Deer injured, and died before police arrived. Party will remove the deer. 9:25 p.m. Caller requests ambulance for party not feeling well. Transported from Flintlocke Drive to Jordan Hospital.
8:21 p.m. Caller requests fire department for evaluation on Bay Farm Road.
1:58 p.m. Officer assisted with motor vehicle lock out.
7:06 p.m. Caller reported running over something in road on Autumn Avenue. Sergeant removed computer monitor from road. 10:19 p.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle on Wadsworth Road. Office advised to move along.
Wednesday Dec. 30
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4:13 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Lincoln Street.
6:36 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Tinkertown Lane.
operator heading into Kingston. Kingston Police Department notified.
5:36 p.m. Caller reports erratic
3:15 p.m. Caller found yellow labrador with blue collar. Animal control notified.
4:43 p.m. Caller reports a seal on the beach. Harbormaster notified. 9:29 p.m. Caller requesting well being check. Officer reports no one home.
8;18 p.m. Caller reported domestic situation on Kingstown Way. Ambulance called for evaluation. No transport.
10:08 p.m. Caller on Parks Street reports party having trouble breathing. Patient refused transport. 12:21 p.m. Caller reports suspicious person in area of Parks Street. Area search negative.
Friday Dec. 25
12:54 p.m. Suspicious red pickup truck on Washington Street without back plates. Officer spoke to operator.
vehicle off road on Route 3 southbound.
1:19 a.m. Caller on Lake Shore 10:20 p.m. Caller reports under Drive reports erratic operator. age drinking party at residence Officer reports motor vehicle ac- on Winter Street. Area search cident. One 2009.AH.ads: AH.Event.ads 11/5/09 9:48 AM Page party under arrest, negative. charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21, failure to Tuesday Dec. 29 drive in the right lane, and operat9:05 a.m. Pembroke police reing under the influence of liquor. ports motor vehicle accident on 4:35 a.m. Disabled motor ve- High Street. hicle on Washington Street. Ve3:01 p.m. Caller reports tree and hicle to be removed by owner. wires down on Blodgett Avenue. 9:18 a.m. Concrete reported in roadway on Congress Street. DPW will remove. 3:16 p.m. Caller reports party in store acting suspiciously. Officer will handle. Party now back
Sunday Dec. 27
7:44 p.m. Caller on Marshall Street states wife has been drinking and is going to leave home. Officer stopped party on Chestnut Street. Arrested one female for marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating under the influence of liquor.
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35 Walker Road, Duxbury Picture perfect ten room Colonial, on a lovely lot in a sought after cul-de-sac neighborhood. Four generous bedrooms, including a master with master bath, and a nicely finished lower level. MLS#70994859, Donna MacLeod, $649,000
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166 Enterprise Street, Duxbury Nestled in amongst mature trees, landscaping and the cranberry bog sits this beautifully renovated antique cape offering extensive modern amenities. MLS#70939487, Chris Daley, $585,000
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The Top 10 Duxbury Sports Stories of 2009
hile the Duxbury High School sports program enjoyed a banner year in 2009 with two state championships and its tenth Boston Globe Dalton Award as the winningest athletic program in the paper’s division III rankings, there were several other top stories. Trying to single out which event was the most significant is certainly open to debate. Therefore, let’s get started and see if you agree.
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Sweet and Sour
When School Superintendent Susan Skeiber informed the Duxbury School ComToP mittee that the SPorTS contract of boy’s lacrosse STorieS coach Chris oF 2009 Sweet would not be renewed for the 2010 season, all hell broke loose, as parents and former players came to his defense with rumors circulating as to why his contract was not being renewed. Six straight state lacrosse championships in his 14 years
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of working at Duxbury seemed proof enough that Sweet was getting the job done, and in his annual evaluation meeting with AD Thom Holdgate and DHS Principal Andrew Stephans there was no hint that his tenure was up. School officials were tight lipped about the reason for the non-renewal, and rumors swirled that a few disgruntled parents were behind the whole incident. In the end, Skeiber finally sat down with Sweet and ironed out the issues that seemed to bring the matter to an unfortunate head. used for such a project. DHS Athletic Director Thom Holdgate said that the PRIDE Committee was looking at their options and weren’t ready to give up on the field quite yet. Town Counsel Robert Troy noted in a memo that there was pending legislation on Beacon Hill that could change what CPC funds can be used on. Through the efforts of many, the new turf field was in place for the fall high school season and is now used by many athletic organizations in town.
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Duxbury’s highly successful boys’ lacrosse coach Chris Sweet was told last summer that his contract would not be renewed. After a public outcry, his job was reinstated a few weeks after the story broke.
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Dragons win state golf title
The DHS boys’ golf team won the 2009 MIAA Division 2 State championship at the Blackstone National Golf ToP Club in Sutton SPorTS in November. Its two-stroke STorieS victory over oF 2009 S a n d w i c h (313-315) was the fourth State title for Coach Jack Stoddard. Junior captain Jonathan Stoddard and James Magner were the stars for the Dragons, as they shot rounds of 72 and 75 respectively, while Billy Curley (82) and Kevin Kuckuk (84) completed the Dragons’ scoring. Stephan Krall (85) and Bobby O’Brien (86) also represented the Dragons in the best four scores competition Stoddard’s low round included five birdies, but it didn’t qualify him for the individual title based on the fact that he did not qualify for the individual title in the South Sectional the previous week at the Easton Country Club. A golfer needed to shoot a 76 to qualify at Easton and Stoddard came in at 77. “I told these kids when the year started we would need two low scores to win it all and they must have remembered,” said Coach Stoddard.
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Field of Dreams
One aspect of living in Duxbury is that when something needs to get done, residents of the town step forward and make it happen. After the PRIDE committee raised the necessary funds to proceed with inToP SPorTS stallation of a much needed STorieS turf field beoF 2009 hind the high school, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court struck down a ruling that CPA funds could be
Timeless magic at the PAC
uxbury’s Madeline Greenstein couldn’t have been happier. Barely big enough to see over the seat in front of her, she sat with rapt attention between her mother and grandmother, and watched the whole show without missing a beat. Like many of the little girls coming to see the Nutcracker, she came dressed to the teeth. Indeed, the whole hall was filled with velvet, red and black, and ribbons fit for the
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finest Christmas tree. At four years old, Madeline was seeing her second Nutcracker, as was eight-year-old Julia Constantine, who sat right behind her. Grace Dousa (from Scituate) also loved the show with her mom and
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grandmother, Elizabeth and Catherine. The Norbergs – Mary, Maggie, and Eleanor – were even joined by their own tiny Clara, a babe in arms seeing her first Nutcracker. For a jaded old fan like me, it was a pleasure to join young families just beginning their Holiday traditions, especially when Brad Geddes took the single seat that remained in our midst. He had a special interest in the ballet, and a perfectly good reason to see it alone: his wife danced the role
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Monthly Game Night at the Senior Center. Join us for a different game every second Thursday of the month, from 6-7:30 p.m. This month’s feature is the new, popular Bananagrams crossword-building game.
fbcd.org 781- 934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Pastor Jamie Cotelleso, Worship Leader 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 6th grade.
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Legacies in Stone Presentation. Join us at the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. for a unique slide show presentation of the statues of Boston by Todd Forman, Boston historian and volunteer guide for Boston by Foot. All welcome. No charge.
Friday Jan. 15
Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, channel 13, presents a Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. The first film is titled “Life in Occupied Palestine” and will air Jan. 8. 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.
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.
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.
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Owls and Omelets. Join Mass Audubon educator John Galluzzo on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5:30-8 a.m. for an early morning owl prowl, followed by a hearty morning breakfast. North River Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 2000 Main St., Marshfield. The fee for this program is $20 for Mass Audubon members, $25 for non-members, and pre-registration is required. For more information contact John Galluzzo at 781-837-9400.
First Parish Church
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.
Thursday Jan. 7
Gentle Yoga. Sessions at the Duxbury Senior Center with Claire from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost for four weeks is $27 payable to the town of Duxbury. The program will continue on an ongoing basis. Call Linda with any questions or to preregister at 781-934-5774, x103 Tech Talk, Facebook and your privacy. Want to sign up for Facebook to keep in touch with relatives and friends but are concerned about your privacy? Come to this Tech Talk in the Duxbury Free Library Setter room from 7-8 p.m. and learn about Facebook privacy settings and how to keep your personal information safe.
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Sunday Salon Series. Come to the Duxbury Free Library on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. for a short discussion on the book ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,’ and an exciting virtual tour of the island of Guernsey. Tour guide Heide Hasselmann traveled to the island and will share her photographs and in-depth knowledge. For free tickets call 781-934-2721, x108.
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Sunday Salon Series. David Brody, bestselling author of “Cabal of the Westford Knight,” will be at the Duxbury Free Library at 2 p.m. Brody will give a talk on the historical artifacts around New England that support the theory that Templar Knights came to America long before Columbus. Free tickets are now available at Westwinds Bookshop and the library. For more information call 781-934-2721, x108.
firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Ast. Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. Church office hours, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, Annual Pilgrim’s Progressive Dinner at 5 p.m.
Monday Jan. 11
Snug Harbor Community Chorus open rehearsals. Residents are invited to attend the open rehearsals which begin on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The non-audition chorus is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from all over the south region who love to sing. Members meet at the Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit snugharborcc.org.
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.
Friday Jan. 8
Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, Channel 13, presents a Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. The first film is titled “Life in Occupied Palestine” and will air Jan. 8.
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The Duxbury Interfaith Council and the No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan.18 beginning at 8:15 a.m. followed by the service at 9 a.m. at the High Street Methodist Church. Keynote speaker is Arthur Bernard, Chief of Staff to the Governor and a Duxbury resident. The High School Chorus will also perform. There is a requested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information, contact the Duxbury Interfaith Council at 781-934-8388 or visit duxinterfaith.com. Life Long Learning Registration. On Jan 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon at the Duxbury Senior Center. State Representative Tom Calter is teaching this course. Duxbury Art Instructors at South Shore Art Center. Portfolio prep class with Dorothy Amore Pilla on Wednesdays, art history class called Styles and Temperaments Part II with Anthony Pilla on Thursdays (participants are encouraged to bring their lunches at 12:30 p.m. and stay for the class which runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m.), and “Bare Bones Watercolor” with Lilly Cleveland (designed for beginners who want to start painting) on Mondays. All classes begin midJanuary. For a full description and to register, visit ssac.org.
Tuesday Jan. 12
Senior Breakfast. All welcome to enjoy a delicious breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by an overview of the benefits and demonstration of Tai Chi by Tony McAlear. Tony holds a weekly class at the Senior Center on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Cost for breakfast $4. Reservations required at 781934-5774.
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.
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Annual Christmas Tree Pickup. Last call for the Cub Scouts of Pack 62 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 62 to pick up Christmas trees. Leave your tree outside by Saturday morning with your donation attached. To make arrangements, call 781-934-6006 and leave your name, address, and phone number, or send an e-mail with this information to Troop62dux@ comcast.net. A $10 donation per tree is requested; any donation is gratefully accepted. Camera Club Workshops and Photo Walks. The first Camera Club members only workshop will be presented by photographer Glenn Pollock on mounting and matting photographs on Jan. 9 in the Library’s Setter Room. For more information on the club e-mail katherineadixon@ me.com. Learn to Skate. New Learn to Skate sessions start Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 5:35 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Hobomock Arena in Pembroke. The cost of the eight week session (no class Feb. vacation week) is $135, plus $12 annual registration fee for new students. Call 781-2937575 or visit pilgrimskatingclub.com for more information.
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.
Wednesday Jan. 13
Fine Arts Chorale Rehearsals Begin. Weekly rehearsals for the 2010 concert season will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Old South Union Church, 25 Columbian St., South Weymouth. Singers in all voice parts are cordially invited to participate. Music Director, Richard Travers, will be preparing the chorus for a May 2 performance. For additional information, please call 1-800-230-7555, e-mail email@example.com or visit fineartschorale.org.
St. John the evangelist episcopal
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.,
Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.
Thursday Jan. 14
Get Fit at the Duxbury Senior Center. A series of four-week Gentle Yoga sessions on Thursday evening with Claire from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost for four weeks is $27 payable to the Town of Duxbury. The program will continue on an ongoing basis.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
by Mary Beth Goldman
What is playing on your iPod?
Question of the Week
“I just listened to The High Road by Broken Bells.” Christopher Horvat Visiting from Rhode Island
“Chester French!” Vivie Doughty Franklin St.
“As soon as I get it, I’ll be listening to the soundtrack from Sherlock Holmes.” Angie Goldman Old Farm Rd.
“My iPod was stolen on my 21st birthday. If I had it I’d be listening to Jack Johnson or Lady Gaga.” Matty Lin Roumacher Keene St.
“I don’t have one, but if I did it would be either Backstreet Boys or 3oh3!” Julie Merry Mayflower St.
Less Stress. More Success. Join The Parent Connection for a candid talk with Marilee Jones, former Admissions Director at MIT on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center in Duxbury, with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and available on line at theparentconnection.org, at Westwinds Bookshop, the Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7. For more information visit theparentconnection.org. Snowy Owl Prowl. On Saturday Jan. 23, join Mass Audubon educator John Galluzzo from 9-11 a.m. for a Snowy Owl Prowl along Duxbury Beach. Pre-registration is required and costs $15 for Mass Audubon members, and $18 for non-members. Meet across the Powder Point Bridge, dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. For directions or more information, contact John Galluzzo at 781-837-9400. Steppin’ Out. The Duxbury Council on Aging’s next Steppin’ Out trip is “Mozart Dances” at the Opera House in Boston leaving Duxbury at 1:30 on Jan. 31. Tickets include bus, parking and admission. Deadline for ordering tickets is Jan. 4. For more information call Joanne Moore at the Senior Center at 781-9345774 x102, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. No Place For Hate Program on Stereotypes. The Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor a program on stereotypes and the pyramid of hate on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, contact the No Place for Hate committee at noplaceforhate@ duxburyinterfaith.com or 781-9348388.
Gentle Yoga sessions on Thursday evening with Claire from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost for four weeks is $27 payable to the Town of Duxbury. The program will continue on an ongoing basis. Also, they are offering two Zumba classes with Paddi Donato on Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. for one hour for $5 per class. Call Linda with any questions or to pre-register at 781-934-5774, x103. Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, channel 13, presents a Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. The first film is titled “Life in Occupied Palestine” and will air Jan. 8. 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. 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. Transportation to medical appointments. The Duxbury Senior Center offers transportation to local medical appointments to seniors and handicapped individuals on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday mornings from 8-11. Rides must be scheduled 72 hours in advance by calling Becky Ford at 781-934-5774 x117. 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 781-9345774, x103 for questions. Senior Citizens Club. Meets on the first Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center on Mayflower Street. For more information, call Lee at 781-585-9242. 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.
Drop in Storytimes. Does not require registration. Toddler Tales for ages two and under with an adult on Tuesdays at either 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Drop in for ages three and under with an adult on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Gather ‘Round, for children in
preschool or kindergarten with an adult is held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Cooking with Emil Lundin. Meets from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the
Senior Center. Cost $15 per person. Menus vary. Proper plating, kitchen equipment, entertaining ideas. For registration, call Linda at 781-9345774 x112.
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ccording to the U.S. Coast Guard, each year there are over 7,000 drownings and 20,000 near-drownings in the United States. Over half of these incidents occur in cold water (water less than 70 degrees F.). If you are going to go onto the ice, please use the following safety precautions. Ice on moving water in rivers, streams and brooks is never safe. The thickness of ice on ponds and lakes depends upon water currents or springs, depth, and natural objects such as tree stumps or rocks. Daily changes in temperature cause the ice to expand and contract, which affects its strength. No one can declare ice to be absolutely safe. If someone does fall through the ice, act quickly and call 911 for help immediately, do not go out onto the ice, leave it to the professionals. Remember, the only safe ice is at a skating arena.
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Uno, Dos,Tres. Aseries of six bilingual storytimes to introduce children to Spanish in a fun environment will be offered at the Duxbury Free Library on Wednesdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. These stay alone storytimes are for children ages 3 to 5 and children must be able to attend all six weeks. Registration begins Dec. 16 and must be done in person in the children’s department. For more details, check the children’s department Web site program page or call 781-934-2721, x115. Get Fit at the Duxbury Senior Center. A series of four-week
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Youth softball clinic
Duxbury Youth Softball is swinging into the 2010 season, offering a set of fabulously fun winter clinics! Session 1 (of 2) will take place on Tuesdays in Plymouth: January 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 9 Grades 3-5: 5-6:30 p.m. Grades 6-9: 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $125 per player On line registration is open to the first 28 participants in each grade group. Don’t wait! Register now at duxburyyouthsoftball.org.
of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the gem among gems in this classic production. Sybil Geddes (nee Watkins) danced beautifully, her long lines matched by her grace and agility. The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier (Henoch Spinola) clearly work strongly and smoothly together, and their execution of José’s traditional Pas de Deux and solo dances gave the second act the climax that we have come to expect from the Ballet Theatre. Where does this come from? Hard work and talent, of course, but also José’s philosophy of fitting the choreography to the dancer, and not the other way around. It works for his school, for his Nutcracker, and for his other original ballets. José’s Nutcracker – unlike most – auditions children from any area ballet school, including children with no ballet school at all. Keep your eyes peeled next September for the Ballet Theatre’s open auditions. Where does all that talent, commitment, and effort begin? Any dancer, professional or recreational, can tell you where it began for him or her. José Mateo’s story in dance didn’t begin until he was a student at Princeton. Sybil Geddes’ story, her husband told me, began when she was a youngster in Vermont. When she was around seven years old, her mother took her to see a production of (what else?) the Nutcracker. For many of us, the classic ballet about a young girl’s Christmas dreams and dawning coming of age is the first exposure to the beauty, precision, and power of dance. The role of Clara (danced wonderfully this time by Nicole Finken, and at the other PAC performances by Natalie Ferris, Audrey Ring, and Sophia Arnall) often serves as a first solo role for young dancers. Like many productions, José’s has Clara dreaming of someday becoming a ballerina. Act I includes her dancing for and with her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, danced by the ageless José himself. But little Madeline Greenstein was captivated by another fine dancer. I told her, her mom and grandmother early in the show that she and the Snow Queen (Madeleine Bonn) share the same name. Like all of José’s dancers, Madeleine danced many parts – Dream Fairy, Snow Queen, Court Maid, and Yellow Flower – and always with the power, grace, and musical precision I’ve come to expect from her. She, too, has danced as the Sugar Plum Fairy here in Duxbury. Little Madeline, once so informed, never took her eyes off of Madeleine, stirring her mom and grandma to do the same. How can I be sure that she was captivated? At the show’s end, at the curtain call when all of the dancers share the stage in brief reprises of their dances, little Madeline returned Madeleine’s reverence, mirroring her arms raised in graceful ports de bras, a tiny dancer already dreaming, joy meeting joy with her eyes riveted to the Yellow Flower.
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Dragons take home title at Duxbury Holiday Tournament
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 44-32 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 57-45 Dux over Hingham 67-34 Quincy/Silver Lake Away Randolph/Norwell Away Nantucket Away Cohasset/Scituate Away B.C. High Away Away Barnstable Patriot League Diving Away All-League Meet Away Patriot League Swimming Away GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 62-36 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 60-28 Dux over Hingham 57-40 Quincy/Silver Lake Away Randolph/Norwell Away Nantucket Away Cohasset/Scituate Away Barnstable Away Patriot League Diving Away All-League Meet Away Patriot League Swimming Away
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Mike Sullivan (Championship trophy), Aaron Kramer (Offensive player), and Brian Grossman (MVP) show off their hardware after leading the Dragon’s to a 59-56 win over Marshfield in the inaugural ProSports Holiday Classic, held at Duxbury High School during Christmas break.
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Sports Editor Mike Halloran • firstname.lastname@example.org
It looks like Duxbury has a hockey powerhouse to cheer for this winter after the Lady Dragons took care of Division I Lincoln-Sudbury (4-1) and Falmouth (5-3) last week to raise its record to 5-1.
Duxbury Lincoln-Sudbury By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Lady Dragons continue to ice opponents
Coach Friend Weiler’s squad has been in cruise control since the week before Christmas, and they’ll try to stay in that mode on Wednesday afternoon when they take on Whitman-Hanson on the road at 3 p.m. Defenseman Taryn Mc-
Call’s first period goal got Duxbury on top in its win over Lincoln-Sudbury, while freshman Hannah Murphy scored the game-winner in the third period. Junior Briana Connolly would add the frosting to the cake when she popped in two third-period goals to seal the win. On Saturday night Duxbury took on the Falmouth Clippers at The Bog in search of their fourth win in a row. After killing off a Falmouth power play in the first three minutes, the Lady Dragons wasted little time in jumping to a 1-0 lead when senior Kaitlin Sullivan knocked home the rebound of a Martha Findley shot. Duxbury continued to dominate play throughout the first 15 minutes, as the Clippers could barely get into the
Lady Dragon end of the ice. The opportunities were coming fast and furious for Duxbury, but Falmouth goaltender Melissa Romiza was on her game, stopping the Duxbury onslaught while her teammates decided if they wanted to play. At the 6:27 mark the Lady Dragons made it 2-0, as junior defenseman Olivia McCarthy rifled home a shot from the slot after Sullivan and Connolly dug out the puck from behind the net. Falmouth had a golden opportunity to cut the deficit to one when they went on the power play with 4:02 on the clock. However, Duxbury had the better chance when Murphy broke in alone on Romiza for a shorthanded situation but was denied with 3:45 to go. The Lady Dragons were in a bind seconds later when a
second penalty left them two men down. The Clippers took advantage when a shot from the point was redirected past Duxbury netminder Julia Hannon to cut the margin to 2-1 at the end of the period. Duxbury continued to carry play at the start of the second period, as Sullivan, Murphy, Connolly, and Mary Donovan all had glittering chances that Romiza turned aside. Midway through the period the Lady Dragons made it 3-1 when Murphy scored on a power-play goal with a onetimer from the slot after taking a pass from Connolly. It took just two minutes for Duxbury to make it 4-1 when Colleen Leddie took an assist from Murphy with 4:36 to go in the period and beat Romiza. Both sides squandered power play chances early in
the third period. However, Falmouth kept hanging around, as they beat Hannon with a shot that bounced off her shoulder and dropped behind her to make the score 4-2. Connolly saw to it that the Clippers stayed far enough ahead, as she dug the puck out from behind the net and stuffed her shot behind Romiza for a 5-2 lead. Falmouth would make it 5-3 on a blast from the point with 42 seconds to go. “Falmouth is a wellcoached and disciplined team and I thought our girls handled the physical part of the game well,” said Weiler. “They came out chippy, but I’m happy with the way our girls responded, but I think we just need to work on our shot selection a little bit more. We moved the puck well, we back-checked well, and I’m very happy with our progress so far.”
Tough start for young girls’ basketball team
Coach Mark Dunn knew it would be a serious rebuilding job after he lost a team full of seniors following the 2009 season. So far it’s been more of a challenge than he bargained for.
Duxbury Sandwich By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Duxbury Notre Dame
Sporting a roster without a senior, there will be growing pains for the Lady Dragons this year, as even the returning players saw limited action last season.
Despite their problems, there is hope that the underclassmen will form a solid nucleus to bring the program back to prominence. The team did get some positive feedback this week when they won their first game of the year in a 59-56 win over Sandwich. However, games with established programs like Notre Dame on Saturday (5833) will surely give the girls trouble. Without an experienced scoring threat and a savvy ball-handler, the girls had a hard time over the weekend in their game with the Cougars. Leading 3-2 in the first few minutes, ND Coach Michael Barrett put on the press and the Lady Dragon offense came to a halt, as the Cougars
SKY HIGH: Duxbury’s Michela North towers over her Notre Dame defender while getting off a jump shot during last week’s 58-33 loss to the Cougars. Photos by Mike Halloran
went on a 9-0 run to end the first quarter with a 12-2 lead. Notre Dame’s offensive rebounding and Duxbury turnovers were instrumental in causing the Lady Dragon deficit. But the girls turned things around in the second quarter and matched the Cougars point for point. A pair of three-pointers by junior guard Devon Tsinzo and a basket from 6’1” freshTOUGH TO HANDLE: Duxbury’s Katelyn Norton drives past Notre Dame’s Kate McCarthy.
man forward Michela North got Duxbury within striking distance at 19-12 with 4:36 left in the half. Baskets by freshman guard Katelyn Norton and junior guard Jenna Cusick with 1:48 to go made it 27-20 as the half neared, with both teams heading to the locker room with the Cougars ahead 31-21. The progress the Lady Dragons made in the second quarter evaporated in the third, as ND went on a 15-5 run with pressure defense to make it 46-26 at the end of three.
Unable to find the hot hand, Duxbury found itself trying to match points in the final quarter. However, the visitors held the home team to just seven points and walked away with a 58-33 victory. Norton was the high scorer for Duxbury with eight points, while Tsinzo was right behind with seven. The girls (1-5) will travel to New Bedford on Wednesday night to take on the Whalers at 7 p.m.
Off to a 4-1-1 start, the DHS boys’ hockey team was apparently basking in its own early-season success when they tangled with Norwood on Saturday night according to Head Coach John Blake.
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Hockey turns cocky and blows lead
was happy when Pat Charland gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead at the 8:23 mark of the first period when he took a pass from Connor Doyle and beat Norwood’s Pat Clifford to grab the lead. The Dragons went on the power-play a minute later but couldn’t do much damage, while the Mustangs broke into the Duxbury zone seconds after it was over and were robbed by netminder Tim Mathews to keep the lead at one. It was an uneventful second period, as neither team could get any kind of offensive attack going. However, the Mustangs got the better of the Dragons with 2:45 left in the middle stanza when Brendan Cathcart tipped home a blast from the point by Brian Gerard and watched it elude the outstretched arm of Mathews as he watched it go inside the far post. The third period started with momentum on Norwood’s side, but Mathews kept his lead at one when he stopped a partial break-in by the Mustangs, allowing the Dragons to get the puck back up ice quickly and take a 2-1 lead on a shot by Will Siefert with 9:31 showing on the clock. Duxbury had a hard time handling its sudden good fortune, as Norwood broke into the zone just over a minute later and fired on Mathews, sending him sprawling to the ice and leaving the net wide open for Peter Kelly to tie the game with 6:47 remaining. The game looked like it was headed for a tie, only because Mathews once again kept his team in the game when he stopped a shot that came from a defensive mistake, and then lucked out when a Norwood shot rattled off the post with 4:37 left on the clock. With 1:37 to go, the Mustangs made their hard work pay off, as they broke into the Duxbury zone and saw a defensive miscue by the Dragons
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“We played a terrible second period,” said the Duxbury coach. “We came out and just didn’t move our feet. I don’t know if we thought we are better than we are. This team has to play 45 minutes a game. We can’t take a period off, nor can we take a shift off.” While Blake was upset with his team’s performance after the first 15 minutes, he
DRAW PARTNER: Duxbury’s Pat Charland takes a draw in Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Norwood Mustangs. Charland scored Duxbury’s first goal to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.
set Anthony Gaita up for the game winner when he fired a backhander up and under the cross-bar for a 3-2 win. “I think we got what we deserved tonight,” said Blake. “The team that worked harder and wanted it more won the game. Justice was served tonight. It would have been a shame if Norwood didn’t
get a win with the way they played.” The Dragons will now entertain Pembroke on Wednesday night at 8 p.m., and return to The Bog on Saturday night to take on Coyle-Cassidy at 6:30 p.m.
The DHS boys’ swim team opened its season with a string of lopsided victories over Patriot League rivals last month, as co-captains Drew Husted and Cam Crowell led the team to wins over Middleboro (6235), Hanover (57-45), Pembroke (44-32) and Hingham (67-34).
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ripped off a state qualifying time of (1.45.20) in the 200yard medley relay. The fearsome foursome also posed a second state qualifying time in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:35.99). Malcolm Edgar, Duncan Edgar, James Mattes and Ben Potash took third in this event. Crowell also splashed his way to an individual state qualifying time (58.03) in the 100-yard backstroke, two seconds faster than last year’s best time, while Ian Wilson was second. Husted answered with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.41) just a second off his previous best, with John Shayne taking fourth. Su took the top honors in the 200-yard freestyle and posted a sectional qualifying time (1:57.60), just ahead of freshman Matt Griffin who took third. Su also stroked his way to a win in the 500yard freestyle (5:23.60), good enough for a second sectional qualifying time and in front of teammate Steve Broszack who was second. Brendan Davidson got his blue ribbon in the 100-yard butterfly, nosing out teammate Ben White. Connolly cruised to first in the 100-yard freestyle (53.95) and Ben Zelvis won the 100-yard individual medley, nosing out Davidson. Duncan Edgar was the top finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke taking second (1:26.26), with Keelan Murphy in fourth. Broszack, Ian White, Potash and Husted combined to win the 200-yard freestyle relay. In the competition against Hanover and Hingham, Connolly was double trouble, winning two individual events. The freshman speedster won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.59 to qualify for sectionals. In the 500-yard endurance race, Connolly motored his way to a state qualifying time of 5:20.58, with Potash finishing second. The freshman just missed another first place in the 50-yard freestyle. Crowell won the 200-yard individual medley (2:26.57) and Wilson was second. The closest race of the meet featured the Edgar brothers in the 100-yard breaststroke, as
Against Middleboro and Pembroke, Crowell, Husted, Art Su and Mike Connolly
freshman Malcolm edged out his older brother by two seconds (1:23,46). Barry Su cruised to a win in the 100-yard freestyle (55.50), and Husted beat out Wilson in the 100-year butterfly. Art Su was the top finisher in the 100yard backstroke. In relay action, Husted, Connolly, Art Su and Crowell sprinted to a state qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.89), while Crowell, Art Su, Husted and Griffin also won the 200-yard medley relay. Wilson, Steve Tonaszuck, White and Barry Su won the 400-yard freestyle relay. “We are off to a great start and our freshman are adding speed to the team,” said Coach Jay Craft.
The Lady Dragon swim team (4-0) started its season with a big splash, topping Pembroke (62-36), Middleboro (62-35), Hanover (60-28) and Hingham (57-40). After just two meets, it appears that Duxbury will be a force at the state championships this year, as state qualifying times were made in seven individual events and two relays.
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In the first tri-meet against Pembroke and Middleboro, Duxbury won nearly every event. The first state-qualify-
ing time of the meet was registered by freshman Ellie Johnson in the 200-yard individual medley (2:21.30), while Kaitlin Buckley punched her ticket to states with a 58.64, just nosing out teammate Avery Riddle (59.22) in the 100-yard freestyle. Riddle qualified for sectionals in the race. In her first DHS meet, freshman Shelby Rader posted a 1:04.89 in the 100-yard backstroke, guaranteeing her an appearance at the state championships. Julie Weiss was second. Veteran Sarah Goldberg made the 500-yard freestyle look easy, as she glided to a second-place state qualifying time of 5:40.42. Krista Librett was second. Laura Husted touched first just ahead of Emily Hutchinson in the 200-yard freestyle in a sectional qualifying time of 2:10.55. Two events later,
Swimmers hoping for big things
Husted sprinted to first in the 50- yard freestyle. Lindsay Jordan was second. Sophomore diver Sam Tougas is well on her way to a good season, scoring 179.63 points with a series of graceful dives. Meghan MacKinnon took third. Hutchinson edged out Librett to win the 100-yard butterfly, while Kassie Sweeney was the top Dragon finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke (2nd). Emelia Wojciechowski was third. The team of Rader, Johnson, Riddle and Hutchinson sprinted to a state qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:49.26), while Buckley, Riddle, Goldberg and Hutchinson slashed two seconds off last year’s team-best (3:55.42) to qualify for states in the 400yard freestyle relay. Rader, Johnson, Buckley and Gold-
berg took first in the 200-yard medley relay. In their second tri-meet against Hingham and Hanover, four more state qualifying times were made. First up was Goldberg, who zoomed to a 2:06.44, nearly matching her last season’s best in the 200yard freestyle. Rader was second (2:10.93). Senior co-captain Buckley made her second state time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:24.25), matching her last season’s lowest time. Riddle touched second in the race. Librett made the third state cut of the day in the 100-yard backstroke, racing to a 1:08.09, just ahead of Haley Chatlin in fourth. Johnson made the fourth state-qualifying time, sprinting to a 1:13.52 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Tougas once again wowed
the crowd with her diving, scoring 181.13 points. MacKinnon also had a good day, scoring a season-high 90.75 points. Rader won the 100-yard freestyle over Sweeney (2nd), while Hutchinson finished second in the 50-yard (26.57) and 500-yard freestyle (6:13.13). Goldberg, Johnson, Buckley and Hutchinson combined to win the 200-yard medley relay, while Chatlin, Casey Walker, Alex Brady, and Lindsey Cobb were third. Rader, Jordan, Aly Wolff and Sweeney teamed to take second in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and Goldberg, Caroline McSherry, Caela Shay and Katelyn Coghlan sprinted to a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. “Our team is working hard, and we are off to a good start with these road wins,” said Coach Jay Craft.
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Next time you see your friends from Scituate, tell them Coach Gordon Cushing and his DHS basketball team thank them very much. Taking advantage of Scituate’s one-point OT win over Hingham, the Dragons ToP walked right SPorTS through the STorieS door that the Sailors opened oF 2009 and took home the Patriot League crown by virtue of their 76-56 win over Whitman-Hanson “That was a good team (Whitman-Hanson) we beat tonight. If they played zone we knew we’d get a lot of open looks and we can put a lot of points on the board,” said Cushing. “They beat Hingham and Scituate. They are pretty athletic and can spread you out. But if you can defend their threes they struggle to put the ball in the net. They just didn’t have enough fire-power to beat us.” While winning the league title was gratifying, and finishing the season at 19-3 was quite an accomplishment, in the end the Dragons just couldn’t get it together in the first round of the MIAA DII play-offs. There is a reason they call it the city game, and it was on display in Duxbury, as the second-seeded Dragons were out-played by the 15th seeded Academy of Public Service (Dorchester High School) and fell to the Bears, 77-66. When it comes to firstround action, Duxbury always seems to get a surprise. This time it was the 11-7 Bears, who came into town with a trio of high-energy players who gave the Dragons fits all night long.
Entering the tournament in the unfamiliar role of second seed, the Dragons met the iron of the Catholic Conference in their final three games of the regular season and put them all away, establishing once ToP and for all that SPorTS the Duxbury laSTorieS crosse program is one of the oF 2009 most dominant in the history of Massachusetts high school sports. The Dragons had plenty of incentive to knock off St. John’s Prep once they reached the Division I final, as the Eagles had broken Duxbury’s 99game winning streak against Mass. state high schools earlier in the season and celebrated on Taylor Field as if they had won the state title. “We were fired up,” said Duxbury senior Hakeem Lecky. “When we lost to those
Dragons take home hoop crown Boys’ lacrosse wins sixth straight title
Having won nine games in a row, including their 17-7 Thanksgiving Day win over ToP the MarshSPorTS field Rams, the had STorieS Dragons that good vibes oF 2009 a return trip to Gillette Stadium for the Division 2A championship game was in the cards. With a defense that had stifled the Marshfield running game, and a Ram offense that showed no signs of a passing attack, everything seemed to be falling in place for Duxbury. However, in their semifinal playoff game with the Rams things took a bad turn for the Dragons early on and kept them struggling the rest of the evening, as they dropped
Football sees bright future
guys earlier in the season it just made us more ready for this game. We came together more and started focusing on this game. We came together as a team and started working harder in practice by doing all the little things right. We wanted to see these guys in the championship and we did.” After going ahead 3-0, and eventually building a 9-3 lead, Duxbury would fritter away its
comfortable margin in the second half and lead by just a goal at 12-11 with 6:18 to go. St. John’s would stay close, trailing by a goal at 1312 with 38 seconds left and one last chance to tie. Their shot from midfield fell at the feet of Duxbury goaltender Mickey Zaverucha, who with the aid of his defense knocked the ball away for the title.
Sailors earn topthe private schoolNe status in powerThe Duxbury High School
sailing team made the history books in May, winning the 15th Fritz Mark Trophy in team racing. Since ToP 1996, just SPorTS three teams STorieS have won the oF 2009 trophy: Tabor (7), St. George’s (4) and the Williams School (Conn.) once. Duxbury becomes the first public school to defeat
houses and win the trophy, making the Dragons the number one team in New England high school sailing. “Our sailors were phenomenal,” said Coach Hans Jensen. “We have worked very hard this spring, and winning this trophy is the fruit of all our labor. Credit goes out to the entire team that has been able to push these guys and girls hard all year long.”
a 27-6 decision to Marshfield, ending their season and any hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champions. Despite the loss, Head Coach Dave Maimaron did an outstanding coaching job in a year where everyone thought the Dragons would be rebuild-
ing. With over 25 sophomores on the roster and some key juniors returning, Duxbury looks to be a major power on the South Shore for the next few years, as the Duxbury coach will get a significant infusion of freshmen talent that went undefeated at 11-0 in the fall.
end of the road for Lady Dragon hockey
Coach Friend Weiler couldn’t say enough good things about his Duxbury ToP girls’ hockey SPorTS team after they STorieS were knocked out of the oF 2009 MIAA Division II semifinals against the eventual State champ. Facing off against fourthseeded Fontbonne Academy of Milton (17-4-2), the Lady Dragons couldn’t put it together like they did so many times this year, falling to the Ducks, 3-0, at Gallo Arena and ending their season at 184-1. “These girls were phenomenal and I’m proud of all of them,” said Weiler. “They never quit and they deserve all the credit they can get. They are a wonderful group of hockey players and I was thrilled with everything they did.”
The Lady Dragons were a team loaded with underclassmen, and they looked it all night long, as they played tentatively throughout the evening and were never able to generate any consistency in the offense end. They had their problems in the defensive end as well, as Fontbonne forward Taylor Shepherd scored a hat trick to almost single-handedly present Duxbury with their walking papers.
Brust hits the 1,000 point mark
With a 71-54 win over the Fisher Division-leading Pembroke, the Dragons improved to 11-0 on the season, qualified for the MIAA Tournament and senior Mark Brust scored ToP 1,000th SPorTS his last Janupoint STorieS ary. The Bates oF 2009 College freshman led the Dragons that night with 27 points, despite playing sparingly when the Dragons pulled away, and eclipsed the 1,000 plateau in front of a raucous contingent of Dragons fans, who made the trip over to see his mo-
Field hockey crushes Hanover for title
The sound of Mimi Smith’s blast said it all, as the Lady Dragons beat Hanover, 4-1, ToP to earn their SPorTS first Patriot STorieS League title since 2004. While the oF 2009 Lady Dragons still had a chance of capturing the title in case of a loss, clinching it against their annual nemesis was satisfying for everyone involved after last year’s heartbreaking tie that cost them the league championship. They went into the postseason poised and ready to show that they were a team to be reckoned with after going 14-2-2 during the regular season. Averaging just under four goals a game, the Lady Drag-
ons felt they could stay with the best of them, and that included Walpole and Hopkinton. Having just lost to the Hillers, 1-0, less than 10 days earlier, the confidence was there, but that frightening offense wasn’t. Once again they couldn’t find the back of the net in Hopkinton and were eliminated from the Division 1 South Sectional quarterfinals by the Hillers, 1-0.
ment. “It feels good,” Brust said about reaching the milestone. “I definitely think it was a team accomplishment too. We worked hard together, we got the win and just played hard. It just worked out tonight.” “He’s a special kid,” said Head Coach Gordon Cushing. “He’s humble as heck and he’d give away all those points for a W. It’s been an honor to coach him and Bates gets a hell of a player.” Brust was on the varsity since his freshman year and was the sixth man when Duxbury went on their state title run in 2005-06.
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Dollhouses For Sale Various prices. Call Bob, 781-293-5153. 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.
Surprise Your Student Musician Yamaha YSL-354 standard brass trombone. Like new and in mint condition. Includes case, mouthpiece, slide lubricant and cleaning rag. Retails new on Amazon for over $900, asking $400. Call 781-934-1505. Replacement Windows Brand new replacement windows still in the crate. Purchased at Horner Mill Work in Pembroke. Call 508-747-0094.
House for Rent Plymouth - Four rooms, one BR carriage house, estate setting, just minutes to ocean beach. Hardwood and tile, fenced yard, pets on approval. Washer, dryer, trash removal. $1250/mo. includes most utilities. First, last and security. 508-224-3929. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809. Duxbury 2 BR 2nd Floor Apt. Beautiful, sunny, spacious 2 bedroom available, 33 Enterprise St. Call 781-934-5900. 2 BR Duxbury Cottage Antique, small 2 bedroom cottage on Washington Street between Snug Harbor and Blue Fish River. Big lawn, water access, new washer/dryer. Reduced to $1500 plus utilities. First and last, available now, length of lease negotiable. Call 781-934-7845.
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Childcare Provider Wanted Duxbury family looking for experienced childcare provider to care for two boys (aged 3 years old and 8 months old) on Tuesday mornings (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and drop off at local day care. Please contact Bridget at 781-361-2429.
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Guitar/Bass/Voice/Piano Music lessons. Offered by long-time professional musician/full-time bandleader with Bachelor of Music; former teacher at South Shore Conservatory. Beginners and experienced players of other instruments welcome. Play songs, learn improvisation, ear-training, and reading music in Duxbury village location. Call Mark, 781-934-7716. E-mail: email@example.com. Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. Housekeeping in Duxbury Residential cleaning. Safe, secure, reliable, and cleanliness is priority. Only two time sots available to fulfill your home cleaning needs. I am the one person you need to call. Your home will look great and smell terrific! Excellent Duxbury references provided. Call Cindy: cell# 508-574-8330. Handyman Services Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, electric, and plumbing. Organizing garages, basements, attics, and workshops. Storm doors, deck and home repairs. Dump runs. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548, 508-224-9036. Looking for a Babysitter? College student with experience and transportation available to babysit until February 15. Call 781-588-2519 and ask for Liz, references upon request. C&M Painting Duxbury Interior painting. No job too small. Call Conor, 781-834-9709. Snowbirds To Florida South Shore based company providing auto transport service to Florida and nationwide. Great rates and reliable, safe door-to-door transport. Call DWO Auto Transport Services, 954-648-3677. Mention ad for $25 discount. 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. 50% Off Interior painting booked before March 1. Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Christmas Light Removal We take down Christmas lights and decorations, and pack them away for you. We also haul away Christmas trees and wreaths. Please call Mike 781-789-3612. John Gallagher Interior, exterior painting and carpentry. Duxbury. Over 20 years of experience. Reasonable rates. Call John, 617-697-6451 (cell).
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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 2005 Subaru Legacy Outback Red. 54,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $16,500, will negotiate. Call 508-747-0094. 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.
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.
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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. 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. 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). Best Firewood In Town Get your wood before the deep freeze. Fully seasoned hardwood; oak, maple and cherry. Cut and split. Free local delivery. $325/cord. Call 781-585-2261. 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. Certified Nursing Assistant Private certified nursing assistant available for help in your home. Companion, personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands. Have own vehicle and excellent driving record. Excellent local references. For more information, call M. MacKinnon, 781-934-0836.
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.
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I Can Save You Money Experienced local carpenter available for all aspects of construction, dump runs, as well as other odd jobs. Free estimates. Excellent references. Call Josh, 781-706-9487. (Also, looking for FT/PT work, if you’re hiring). 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. 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. Snow Blower...Drives, Walks We snow blow your driveway and walks for a clean, crisp look, no plow mounds. Only $45, up to a four car driveway. www.teetimelandscaping.com. A small, family yardcare service. Call Tommy, 508-889-3010. 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. 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. 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.
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 $13,900. KBB value $18,200. Call Tom, 781-837-6053.
36’ Sabre “Spartina” 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. 1998 Saturn 2-Door Black, only 135k miles. Brand new inspection sticker, wipers, and oil change. $1200 or B.O. Great for student. Call 781-585-6913. 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
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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. 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 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 2007 Honda Civic LX Silver, New condition, 25,600 miles with full manufacturer's warranty. Low miles. $14,995. Call 339-832-1893.
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium sedan. Fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. Power everything, Premium sound system, multi disc cd, moonroof, leather seats, ABS, tires in good condition. One owner, well maintained, 130,000 miles. $3,790. 781-834-4216. 2003 Chevy Blazer 69,000 original miles. Excellent condition inside and out. Loaded. $6600 or best offer. Can be seen anytime after noon at 720 Washington St., Whitman. Call 339-788-7346.
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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 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
2004 Armada 4WD SE SUV This off-road SUV with third row has been well maintained, has a clean and clear title, just one owner and runs perfectly. 63,467 miles, green exterior and gray leather interior. Asking $15,999. Call 781-934-1552.
ft., acres, is zoned for Residential Compatibility and is owned by Mary Jane Butler, 848 Franklin Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to amend Special Permit #09-09 and add windows to the 7’ x 14’ screened porch. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application. Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv:12/30/09–01/06/10 Case #09-15
402.1 by substituting the map referenced thereto with the new title and date of the revised map. (Submitted by the Planning Board) AN ARTICLE to see if the town will vote to amend the Duxbury Protective Bylaw under Section 615.1 “Administrative Site Plan Review: Purpose,” in order to exclude exempt organizations. (Submitted by the Planning Board) AN ARTICLE to see if the town will vote to amend the Duxbury Protective Bylaw by adding a new Section 616, “Wind Facilities Development Regulations,” relative to the zoning of wind turbines. (Submitted by the Alternative Energy Committee) AN ARTICLE to see if the town will vote to amend the Duxbury Protective Bylaw under Section 302 “Definitions” to add a definition of “Research and Development,” and under Section 421.3 “Neighborhood Business District 1: Use and Regulation,” to add “renewable and alternative energy research and development” to a list of business uses. (Submitted by the Alternative Energy Committee) AN ARTICLE to see if the town will vote to amend the Duxbury Protective Bylaw under Section 302 “Definitions” to add a definition of “Open Space,” and under Section 425.1 “Intensity and Dimensional Regulations for All Neighborhood Business Districts” relative to open space and site coverage requirements. (Submitted by citizens’ petition) The full texts of the proposed zoning amendments are available for review at the Town Clerk’s Office and Planning Department at Duxbury Town Hall (878 Tremont Street) during normal business hours. Any person interested or wishing to comment on the proposed warrant article should appear at the time and place noted above. Brendan P. Halligan, Clerk Duxbury Planning Board
Dana V. Battista, DBA Duxbury Beach Park 2, for a Seasonal Wine & Malt Common Victualler License at 435 Gurnet Road. Any person interested or wishing to comment on the application should appear at the time and place noted above. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Elizabeth H. Sullivan Christopher R. Donato Jonathan D. Witten
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.
BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARING DUXBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN LIQUOR LICENSE
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen, acting as the Licensing Authority, will hold a Public Hearing in the Mural Room of Duxbury Town Hall (878 Tremont Street), on Monday evening, January 25, 2010 at 7:05 P.M. to consider the application for an All-Alcoholic Common Victualler License for Bramblebush Eats, Ltd, dba The Sun Tavern, Lawrence P. Friedman, Manager. Location of the Premises: 500 Congress Street. Any person interested or wishing to comment on the application should appear at the time and place noted above. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Elizabeth H. Sullivan Jonathan D. Witten Christopher R. Donato
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
(SEAL) Case No. 09 MISC 412758 To: Joyce Nessralla and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee of JP Morgan Alternative Loan Trust 2006-A6 Claiming to be the holder of mortgage Covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 1280 Franklin Street Given by Joyce Nessralla to "MERS", Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a separate corporation that is acting solely as nominee for The Mortgage Place Inc., "Lender"; its successors and assigns,, dated June 23, 2006, and recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 32915, Page 89, and now held by plaintiff by assignment; 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 1st day of February, 2010 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 18th day of December, 2009 Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER (NESSRALLA) (01-06-10)(250064)
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.
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
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on January 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the application of Mary J. Butler for a special permit under Articles 400, 600 and 900, Sections 401.2, 404, 404.9 and 906.2, 906.5 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 848 Franklin Street, Duxbury, Ma, Parcel No. 080-006-006 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 11,326 sq.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE DUXBURY PLANNING BOARD
The Duxbury Planning Board hereby gives notice of a public hearing on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 7:15 PM at the Duxbury Senior Center (Ellison Room) located at 10 Mayflower Street, relative to proposed zoning articles to appear before the Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, March 13, 2010. The following is a description of the proposed articles: AN ARTICLE to see if the town will vote to adopt a revised Flood Insurance Rate Map as prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and further to amend the Duxbury Protective Bylaw under Sections 202.1, 202.9 and
PUBLIC HEARING DUXBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN LIQUOR LICENSE
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen, acting as the Licensing Authority, will hold a Public Hearing in the Mural Room of Duxbury Town Hall (878 Tremont Street), on Monday evening, January 25, 2010 at 7:10 P.M. to consider the application of
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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
Case No. 09 MISC 412533 To: Robert S. Cline Heather M. Stanford and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Chase Home Finance LLC claiming to be the holder of mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 54 Stagecoach Road given by Robert S. Cline and Heather M. Stanford to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, dated November 15, 2002, Recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 23450, Page 255, and now held by plaintiff by assignment 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 February 01, 2010 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 on December 16, 2009 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson, Recorder (310.3167)(1/6/2010)
Condominium given by Edward L. Shugrue and Rosamond P. Shugrue to Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc., dated April 2, 2007, and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34355, Page 199 and now held by the plaintiff by assignment 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 as amended 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 1st day of February 2010 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 on the 21st day of December 2009 Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER
benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as amended 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 1st day of February 2010 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 on the 16th day of December 2009 Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER
hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on January 14, 2010 at 7:450 p.m. to consider the application of Kevin B. Griffin TT, Griffin Realty Trust for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 421,424,425, 603,615, 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 21 Chestnut Street, Parcel No.190-043-001 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 20,473 sq. ft., is zoned for Neighborhood Business District and is owned by Kevin B. Griffin TT, Griffin Realty Trust, P.O. Box 1934, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to alter existing 2 story garage: 23’ x 26’, and add an additional 14’ x 32’ & 9’ x 26’ addition with 2ndfloor office space. An amendment of Special Permit 06-08 is required. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application. Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv: 12/30/09 – 01/06/10 Case #09-13
the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 32396, Page 258, of which mortgage Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee on Behalf of the Harborview Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Loan Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-6 is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 44 Bay Road, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: a certain parcel of Land situated on the Northwesterly side of Bay Road, containing 24,135 square feet, more or less, shown on a plan entitled ‘'Plan of Land in Duxbury to be conveyed by Winifred E. O'Brien dated November 4, 1948, Delano & Keith, Surveyors,’’ and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stake on the Northerly side of Bay Road marking the Southerly corner of the granted premises, which stake is located S 69° 30' 20'’ West a distance of 331.02 feet from the Southerly corner of land now or formerly of Mary L. Freeman, and N 69° 30' 20’' East, a. distance of 199.10 feet from a county highway bound; Thence running N 20° 29' 40’' West, by other land of the grantor, 233.06 feet to a stake; Thence turning and running N 59° 54' 20'’ East, by land of William H. and Ethel B. Howland, 101.42 feet to a stake; Thence turning and
TOWN OF DUXBURY
BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
(SEAL) To: Case No. 413138 Edward L. Shugrue; Rosamond P. Shugrue and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. GMAC Mortgage, LLC claiming to be the holder of a Mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 80 Parks Street, Unit 8R, Bay Farm
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the application of Mr. William 200901-2731-ORE Freer, et al for a Special Permit under Articles 400 and COMMONWEALTH 900, Sectionsthe401.2, 402, 906.2 of Duxbury OF Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 31 MASSACHUSETTS Ocean Road, North, Parcel No. 211-939-120 of LAND COURT the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 3,920 sq. ft., is for Residential DEPARTMENT OF zoned Compatibility, THE TRIAL COURT Protection Overlay Wetlands District and is owned by Mr. William (SEAL) Freer, c/o: Mrs. M. To: Case No. 412548 Newburg, P.O. Box 355, Joseph W. Foley Bryantville, MA 02327. and to all persons entitled The applicant proposes to to the benefit of the construct a 15’ 5” x 7’5” Servicemembers Civil Relief second floor addition with a Act. 15’ 5” x 3’ second floor deck BAC Home Loans to a pre-existing, Servicing, LP non-conforming structure. A claiming to be the holder of Special Permit is required. a Mortgage The application may be covering real viewed in the Inspectional property in Services Department between Duxbury, the hours of 8:00 a.m. and numbered 217 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. Keene Street The Board of Appeals will given by Karen A. accept written comments on Foley and Joseph W. Foley to this application. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Dennis A. Murphy, Chair dated March 1, 2005, and Board of Appeals registered with the Plymouth Adv: 12/30/09-01/06/10 County Registry District of Case: #09-14 the Land Court as Document TOWN OF No.581981 and noted on Certificate of Title No. 55495 DUXBURY and now held by the plaintiff by assignment BOARD OF has filed with said court a APPEALS complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: NOTICE OF by entry and possession and PUBLIC HEARING exercise of power of sale. If you are entitled to the The Board of Appeals will
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 Michelle A. Glick to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 22, 2006 and recorded with
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running S 20° 29' 40’' East, again by other land of the grantor, 249.97 feet to a stake on the Northwesterly side of Bay Road; Thence turning and running S 69° 30' 20'’ West, by said Bay Road 100 feet to the stake at the point of beginning. All shown on said plan entitled ‘'Plan of Land in Duxbury to be conveyed by Winifred E. O'Brien’', a copy of which is recorded in Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. For mortgagor's title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 28109, Page 143. 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 Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) 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. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6 Present mortgage holder of said
MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the POWER OF SALE contained in a certain mortgage given by Shannon Rae Thompson to Rockland Trust Company, a banking institution duly organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and having its usual place of business at 120 Liberty Street, Brockton, Plymouth County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, said mortgage being dated June 12, 2008 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 36069, Page 304, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 P.M. on the 29th day of January, 2010 upon the mortgaged premises located at 100 Lincoln Street, Unit 6, Merry Village Condominium, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular being the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: A certain Condominium Unit (“Unit”) known as Unit No. 6 and also known as 100 Lincoln Street, Unit 6, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts being a Unit within a building (“Building”) included within the condominium known as Merry Village (“Condominium”), 100 Lincoln Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts established by the Grantor pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A, by Master Deed dated January 20, 2008 recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds on January 30, 2008 in Book 35551, Page 106 (“Master Deed”), which Unit is shown on the building plans (“Plans”) of the Building recorded simultaneously with the Master Deed, and which Unit is also shown on the unit plan recorded with the first
unit deed, to which is affixed the verified statement of a registered land surveyor in the form required by Section 9 of Chapter 183A. The Unit is conveyed together with an undivided interest in the common areas and facilities (“Common Areas and Facilities”) of the Condominium described in the Master Deed, attributable to the Unit. The Unit is subject to and has the benefit of all rights, easements, agreements, interests, and provisions contained in the Master Deed, the Condominium Trust and the Rules and Regulations and By-Laws adopted pursuant to the provisions thereof as well as the provisions of Chapter 183A of the Massachusetts General Laws as the same may be amended from time to time. 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. For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 36069, Page 300. Said premises are to be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all mortgages, restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, federal and state tax liens, other liens and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, if there be any, outstanding water and/or sewer charges, to covenants, rights, reservations,
conditions and/or other enforceable encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession, and to rights or claims in personal property installed by tenants, former tenants, or others now located upon the premises, and to rights or claims of others now located upon the premises, if any of the aforesaid there be. Said premises will also be sold subject to all laws and ordinances, including but not limited to zoning, applicable Massachusetts or local building and/or sanitary codes, and statutory requirements with respect to smoke detectors, lead paint, and rent control, as the same may be applicable. No representations, express or implied, are made with respect to any matter concerning the mortgaged premises, which shall be sold "as is". Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. TERMS OF SALE: Five Thousand and No/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars in cash or certified or bank treasurer's or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser and the balance of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer's or cashier's check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale and shall be deposited in escrow with Jack J. Mikels, Esq., Jack Mikels and Associates, LLP, 1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 309, Quincy, MA 02169. The deed shall be delivered within thirty (30) days of receipt of the balance of the purchase price, said receipt being the only condition of escrow. The successful bidder shall be required to sign a Memorandum of Sale containing the above terms at Auction Sale. OTHER TERMS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE SALE. Rockland Trust Company By its Attorney-In-Fact Jack J. Mikels Jack Mikels & Associates, LLP 1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 309 Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 472-5600 Paul E. Saperstein Co., Inc. 144 Centre Street Holbrook, MA 02343 (617) 227-6553 Auctioneer
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The Duxbury Free Library’s next film in the Fourth Friday Film series, “Far From Heaven,” directed by Todd Haynes will screen on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, library lower level. Led
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