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Selectmen, school board seats are all contested this spring
It’s open election season in Duxbury, and there are contested races for several important seats. Early on, several key figures announced that they would not seek reelection in the upcoming spring election. Selectman Jon Witten, Town Moderator Allen Bornheimer and School Committee members George Cipoletti and
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Karen Wong all said they would not run again, creating several wideopen positions. Shawn Dahlen of Long Point Lane was one of the first candidates to take out papers. He ran against Witten for se-
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THE MUSIC MAN: Orchestra Director James Vinci stands alone in a sea of string players during the Combined Strings Finale at the Performing Arts Center this weekend. For more photos see page 16.
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Special needs adults bond in ‘Friendship Club’
Schools often offer services and help for parents of special needs children. But what happens once those children become special needs adults? “Once a special needs child turns 22, state funding is cut off,” said Elizabeth Spradlin, who works with a group of special needs adults in Duxbury. “There’s a lot of stress on the family.”
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Not so merry
The Zoning Board of Appeals got to the bottom of several sticky questions about Merry Village after a contentious hearing Thursday night. The board held several public hearings in recent months on the development off Lincoln Street, which was the first 40B project in town. During those hearings, questions were raised about the
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Attorney responds to the Merry Village questions at ZBA meeting
development’s cost certification and engineering issues as well as questions regarding relatives of the developer and the housing lottery, but no one from the development team was present at the hearings. On Thursday, John McCluskey an attorney working with developer Paul Cincotta, took umbrage with the idea that a relative of his living in the development had entered
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Members of the Friendship Club, based at the Pilgrim Church on Washington Street, pose for a picture at their most recent meeting. The club was working on making picture frames to serve as table centerpieces for an upcoming benefit.
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Islam will be the topic to be discussed at the Interfaith Understanding Series that continues on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at The Parish Center of Holy Family Church. Dr. James Morris, Professor of Islamic Studies at Boston College, will be the speaker. Buddhism will be the fourth topic in the Series to be presented on Tuesday, March 23. Dr. Christopher Ives, Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College will be the speaker that night. Hinduism will be the fifth subject to be presented on April 20. The speaker on that night will be Catherine Cormille, Professor of Theology at Boston College. The public is cordially invited to attend.
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Duxbury native, Mike Morse, the 2008 U.S. Freestyle Skiing champion and a member of the United State’s Olympic team, finished 15th in the freestyle moguls in Vancouver on Sunday night. Having started his day by finishing 19th in the qualifying rounds, Morse moved on to the finals where he took on the world’s best in the 20-man competition won by Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau. Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith took home silver, while Morse’s teammate, Brian Wilson, won the bronze.
Morse finishes 15th in Olympic moguls
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Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles announced $336,000 in grants to help Massachusetts coastal communities improve coastal water quality by limiting polluted runoff from roads and upgrading boat waste pumpout facilities. Recipients of this year’s grants include the towns of Brewster, Duxbury, Oak Bluffs and Provincetown. Municipalities may use the funds to identify and treat stormwater pollution and reduce polluted runoff from roads and parking areas. “These grants will help communities do the important work of protecting our coastal waters from pollution,” Secretary Bowles said. “Thanks to these funds and the efforts of these four communities, the Commonwealth’s shellfish beds, beaches and other tidal habitats will be cleaner for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.” The Coastal Pollution Remediation Grant Program, which is aimed at improving coastal water quality by reducing or eliminating nonpoint source pollution, is administered by EEA’s Office of Coastal Zone Management. Nonpoint source pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in the nation, occurs when contaminants are picked up by rain water and snow melt and carried over land, in groundwater, or through drainage systems to coastal waters, rivers, wetlands and groundwater. Funded projects enhance recreational beaches, habitat for river herring, local shellfish beds and the overall health of coastal ecosystems. Municipalities may use grants for the design and construction of stormwater management projects along roadDUxBURy’S PROJECT Crescent Street North Stormwater Treatment Infrastructure Grant award: $120,515 Local match: $41,407 With the construction of stormwater treatment infrastructure at three locations, Duxbury will complete the two year process of remediating stormwater discharges to Kingston Bay and “the Nook”.
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Massachusetts has 13 NDAs, including the Lower North Shore coastal waters of Revere, Saugus, Lynn, Nahant and Swampscott, which was designated as an NDA in 2009. Previously designated NDAs include Cape Cod Bay; Buzzards Bay; Salem Sound; Boston Harbor; Waquoit Bay; Three Bays/Centerville Harbor in Barnstable; Chatham’s Stage Harbor; Wellfleet Harbor; and the coastal waters of: Plymouth, Kingston and Duxbury; Harwich; and Nantucket from Muskeget Island to Great Point. A body of water can be designated an NDA if local, state and federal authorities determine the area is ecologically and recreationally important enough to merit protection above and beyond that provided by state and federal laws.
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Book Club: Book club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 to discuss “While I Was Gone” by Sue Miller. A list of each month’s selected books is available at Westwinds Bookshop, the Duxbury Free Library and on the Newcomers’ Club Web site at duxburynewcomers.com under the Interest Groups and Book Club Section. Newcomers’ members receive Family Owned &Operated Since 1923 a 10 percent discount on the selected book at Westwinds. For - Senior & Prompt more information about the book club, contact Jennifer Thorn at 2008.SNFRehab.ad: Welch Nursing.ad 5/4/09 Payment Discounts 781-585-0864 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Winter Pool Party: The family winter pool party will be held Saturday, March 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hanover YMCA on Mill Pond Road. Are you looking to get out of the house and enjoy some time with the kids? Kids of all ages are welcome. There is a zero-entry pool for the little ones and a large pool and slide for the experienced swimmers. The first hour will be in the pool and the second hour will be a pajama party with refreshments.
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The Duxbury Free Library serves the community in a host of ways, including book lending, DVD loaning, and serving as a community meeting place for groups and activities. But behind the scenes it takes a lot of effort to keep the building and programs running. In addition to the staff and volunteers who work at the library, The Friends of the Library help raise money and awareness. The group was founded in 1976 by Deborah Bornheimer and today the committee consists of 12 board members. The group recently launched a Web site, duxfol. org and and ran a Valentine’s Day-themed contest called “What do you love about the Duxbury Free Library?” “We are the fundraising; the awareness part of the library,” said Friends President Sarah Keating. Like many municipal departments, libraries around Massachusetts are feeling the squeeze of budget cuts. Many are in danger of losing their certification –– which means
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The Before and After Dark program will present a program on Earth-friendly gardens on Tuesday, March 16. Please call the Before and After Dark office for time, location and cost of the program. The lecture will focus on how to create and care for beautiful gardens that are sustainable and do no harm to the environment. Some of the subjects that will be discussed in this two-hour illustrated lecture/discussion are: • Pesticides – Any? None? Why? • Compost – How to, what materials to put in, how to use. • Water – Correct amounts for plants and lawns for conservation and plant health. • Fertilizers – What kinds, when to use. • Lawns – Organic vs. chemical fertilizers. Alternatives for lawns. • Best trees and shrubs for environmentally-friendly landscapes. Students will also have the option to register directly with the instructor for a visit to see and discuss her environmentally healthy garden. The program’s instructor is Margaret (Peggy) Connors, a certified landscape designer who, for the last 30 years, has been president of Connors Landscape Design, Inc. in Duxbury. She employs sustainable practices in all of the earth-friendly gardens she designs.
they can’t participate in crosslibrary lending programs and other benefits. Certification involves a number of things, including staffing levels and spending, said Keating. Libraries are supposed to increase their budget by 2.5 percent every year (although a waiver can be obtained from the state) and they must spend a certain amount on new materials. The materials budget is a particular item targeted by the Friends. “Without that, the library wouldn’t have its certification,” said Katie Brill, the Friends’ children’s liaison. Brill said people around town often take the library for granted. “I moved here three years ago and I didn’t know about the library,” she said. They often fund children’s’ programs during the summer. They give an average of $20,000 a year to the Library, Keating said. In 2009 alone, the Friends contributed $14,000 for library materials such as books, CDs and DVDs; $4,000 for the children’s summer reading program; and $2,000 for the young adult summer reading program. They also support the Bookmarks Club and give scholarships to high school students. The Web site is the latest
venture for the group as they try to spread the message to more people. “We’re really trying to reach out electronically,” Brill said. The Web site contains information on the Friends, as well as a link back to the library. “We just tried to make it usable and easy to get around,” said Christine Donnelly, the group’s Webmaster. Library supporters can also donate to the Friends directly through the Web site. The giving levels were changed this year to allow “micro-donations.” People can donate in amounts as small as 10 dollars –– some were given this year as teacher gifts. Donnelly said the hits for the Web site have been increasing monthly, and people are signing up for the Friends’ Facebook and Twitter feeds. “It’s been great,” she said. “I think convenience is key.” The group has been trying to get the word out about the Web site and are hoping to expand their public face by adding some merchandise like t-shirts (they already sell a bumper sticker.) “We have a great library, we just need to work to maintain it,” said Keating.
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Chasing away the winter blues at SSC
he South Shore Conservatory had a successful fourth Annual Chase Away the Winter Blues at South Shore Conservatory on Jan. 30. They had over 350 guests and surpassed their fundraising goals.
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Fred Clifford Jr, Amy Schomp, Anne Smith Briggs and Lanci Valentine, along with 350 other guests, bid farewell to the “winter blues.”
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Duxbury Before and After Dark will present a gustatory tour of the Land of the Incas on Thursday, March 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Part cooking class, and part travelogue, the evening will include recipes and techniques to try at home using readily available ingredients. Participants will sample traditional Peruvian dishes like ceviche, causa, lomo saltado, alfajores and more while enjoying vibrant artifacts and images of Peru’s history, culture and biodiversity. Tips for traveling in Peru will also be shared. Instructors are Yvette Taylor, a personal chef, instructor and food artisan who has worked with master chefs in Peru; along with Peruvian travel specialists Bonnie Jernigan and Janis Owens, who have experienced dining in fine restaurants, local cafes and homes throughout Peru. Cost for the class is $55, which includes food and take-home recipes. Class size is limited, so register early to avoid missing out on this exciting epicurean evening. Call 781-934-7633 for additional information or download a registration form from the Before and After Dark link in the Community Education section at www.duxbury.k12. ma.us.
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➢ Carl Mehrmann, a senior English major in the College of Arts and Sciences and Abigail Schnibbe, a sophomore environmental studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont were both named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. ➢ Leslie Mortland of North Street visited her AFS family in Beijing in January. She lived with a family in Beijing in 20062007, her junior year at DHS. ➢ Vivian J. Doughty has been named to the dean’s list for fall 2009 at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. ➢ Luke Casassa and Colby Badeau, both members of the class of 2011 at Boston College High School, were inducted into the Robert Fulton, S. J. Chapter of the National Honor Society on January 13. Students selected were those who best exemplified the qualities of leadership, character, service and high academic performance. ➢ Deborah H. Bornheimer was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Athenaeum. Bornheimer, a lawyer who lives in Duxbury, was vice president. She succeeds the retiring George Marshall Moriarty, who served as president for eight years. The Boston Atheneum, founded in 1807, is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries in the United States. ➢ Samantha Sinclair has been accepted into the Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire. Samantha was also named to the dean’s highest honors list for the 2009 fall semester. ➢ Jodi Pinkham was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Simmons College in Boston. ➢ Benjamin Bray, son of Kathy and Jay Bray, was named to the dean’s list at Brandeis University for the fall semester. ➢ Duxbury’s Amelia Austin plays Dorothy in the upcoming Inly School production of the Wizard of Oz, to be performed February 19, 20, and 21 at Inly School’s Meehan Family Artsbarn, on the Inly campus, 46 Watch Hill Drive, Scituate. ➢ Tyler Mehegan (Tabor ‘07) was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bates College. Tyler is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Mehegan and is majoring in psychology. Tyler is also on the Bates varsity soccer team and in the Bates Jazz Band. Amelia Austin as Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.” B.C. students Luke Casassa and Colby Badeau. Leslie Mortland in Beijing.
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Duxbury Bay Maritime School will host a Shipwreck Ball, featuring live music by “Connected, the band” and food provided by Catered Memories, on Saturday, Feb. 27. There will be great raffle prizes. Tickets are $50 and are available online at dbms.org or by phone at 781-934-7555. Tickets are limited so reserve soon.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Pilgrim Church welcomes you to a powerful storytelling performance of the Gospel of Mark. Experience the story of Jesus in a new and revealing way in a dramatic performance of word and song by the Reverend Bert Marshall. There is no cost for the performance. Contributions to a goodwill offering supporting ongoing relief efforts in Haiti and our church’s work in Mississippi are gratefully accepted. Experience the gospel as the first Christian communities might have heard it. For the first churches, the gospel was told aloud. The church gathered around, and the gathering was sacred, and the Word was power and life. Most people have probably never read or heard a whole gospel in one sitting, so on that count at least you’re in for a rare treat. For more information, please visit www.gospelofmarkalive. com. The Reverend Bert Marshall is a graduate of Yale University Divinity School. He received top prizes in “religion and the arts” and in “the public recitation of scripture”. Bert was pastor of the First Congregational Church UCC in Lee, Massachusetts from 10 years, and is now New England Regional Director for Church World Service, the international disaster relief and economic development agency. He committed the Gospel of Mark to memory while on a three-month sabbatical in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2003.
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Application process underway at Magic Dragon Children’s Center
The Magic Dragon Children’s Center, located in Chandler Elementary School, is now accepting applications for the 2010/2011 school year. The Magic Dragon is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The program serves children ages eight weeks to 5 years of age as of Sept. 1. The Center is open from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Full and part time space is available for the upcoming school year. Call the director, Sara Heath, at 781-934-7671 for more information or to schedule a tour of the Center. Applications and a tuition schedule can also be found on the Magic Dragon Children’s Center link on the Duxbury Public Schools Web site at www.duxbury.k12.ma.us.
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2010 Ed Night The Duxbury Beach Preservation Society presents: “Our Changing Beach” by Peter Rosen
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 PM, at Battelle Memorial Labs, 397 Washington Street, Duxbury, MA
In 1998, the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. buried eight 16-foot-long stainless steel rods along the beach from the Pavilion parking lot (Blakeman’s) to Plum Hills (near GurnetSaquish). Twice a year, Geo/Plan Associates takes measurements at these locations. Dr. Rosen, a principal in Geo/Plan, will speak of the conclusions he and his colleagues have drawn from the proﬁles. He will also describe the processes that created Duxbury Beach and how the forces of Nature are constantly changing the beach. Come and learn more about the past and the future of our magniﬁcent barrier beach. Light refreshments will be served.
Graphic from The Duxbury Beach Book (p. 4) showing an evolutionary model of the landward migration of Duxbury Beach
The Duxbury Beach Book is available at Westwinds Bookshop, Borders at Independence Mall, at 781-934-2907, or via our website: www.duxburybeach.com. All proceeds support the long-term preservation of Duxbury Beach for future generations!
Duxbury Beach is owned and managed by the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, in cooperation with the town of Duxbury.
Congregation Shirat Hayam, P.O. Box 2727, Duxbury 02331, Phone: 781-582-2700 Zion Lutheran Church 386 Court St., No. Plymouth, Rev. C. Robert Stott, Phone: 508-746-3041
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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 Louise A. (Dickson) Griffin, year round:Dux- worship at 10 am. and her husband Don of Duxbury, 81, of Family Mary Woods bury, formerly of Brooksville, Fla. and Chica- Miki Krull of Grants Pass, Ore., Lynn Chrzasgo, Ill., died Feb. 6. One of nine St. Mark of Epheseus towski Mission husband Rick of Des Plaines, children, she Orthodox and her 261 Main Dick- Ill., Terrence Foote and her husband was born in Chicago to William and Inga St., Kingston, Rev. Teresa McGillicuddy, Phone: 781-585-8907 David of son. She was married to the late Frank Griffin Hanover Park, Ill., and Kathleen Chikeles and in 1948 and they raised seven children livingNewher husband Mike of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; 18 Islamic Center of England Mosques in Norridge, Ill. After the death of 470 South St., Quincy,grandchildren Chase eight great grandchildren. In her husband, 671-479-8341, 74 and Dr., Sharon, 781-784-0434 Mrs. Griffin moved to Brooksville, Fla. before lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to moving to Duxbury in 2009. Safe Harbor Church Bay Path Resident Activity Fund, Bay Path at Mrs. Griffin leaves her sons, 52 Main St., Marshfield, Pastor Mark 308 Kingstown Way, Duxbury, MA Jerry Griffin Duxbury, Eagling, 781-837-9903 and his wife Cindy of Manchester, N.H., Bil- 02332. To offer condolences, please visit sheply Griffin of Melrose Park, Ill.; her daughters, herdfuneralhome.com.
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Francis E. “Ted” Park died at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Chestnut Hill, MA on Feb. 5. Although he had lived in South Boston for the past 20-plus years, he had lived and raised his family in Duxbury from 1961 through 1983. Mr. Park and his family had lived on Washington Street, Western Way and Depot Street respectively. He and his family were members of the Duxbury Yacht Club. He was a graduate of Harvard University, class of 1952. He was also a U.S. Marine and Korean War veteran. He was employed by the state of Massachusetts for over 20 years, working with the State Senate in Boston. During the ‘60s, Ted was active in Duxbury Oscar Clifford Larson, age 85, of Duxbury and Vero Beach, Fl., died peacefully at his home in Florida on February 10. He was the son of Jenny and Olaf Larson of Wellesley. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Natalie Garland Larson. He leaves behind his daughter Susan Victor, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, son Robert Larson and his wife Suzanne, West Chester, Ohio, son David Larson, Martha’s Vineyard, and his grandchildren Ben and Britta Victor. He also leaves sisters-in-law Eleanor Larson, Norwell, Evelyn McIntyre, Swampscott, Rosalind Banbury and brotherin-law Noble, Northridge, Cal. and many nieces and nephews. Larson was a World War II veteran serving in the Army’s Communication Corps based in the Philippines. He was in the first unit to enter Japan after the surrender to set up a communications system there ahead of peacekeeping forces. When he returned to Wellesley he married the love of his life and attended Boston Laurie Tessier-Keane, 56, died February 9, at her residence in Edgewood, Ken. She was a summer resident of Duxbury for many years. She was the wife of Jay Keane of Independence, Ken. and the mother of Jonny Keane of Covington, Ken. She was the daughter of
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town government and was on the Board of Selectmen. He loved Duxbury and his family’s friends there. Long after he moved from Duxbury, he reconnected with St. John’s Episcopal Church and was active in their Sunday services for several years in the 90’s. He leaves his daughters Laura and Susan and his son, Ted, and his former wife, Patricia Park. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Church at 206 Clarendon St., Boston on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited.
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University. After graduating he followed a career in chemical sales starting his own business, Monson Chemicals, in 1966. Monson began as a chemical distribution company and with his partner and long time friend, Bill Holleman, they expanded the company to include a unique patented manufacturing business. They sold Monson in 1987. Larson was an avid golfer and belonged to the Duxbury Yacht Club. He was a member of the Living Lord Lutheran Church in Vero Beach. He was a kind, generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed. Visiting hours will be held at Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Kingston on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later time. Memorial donations may be made to the Jordan Hospital, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360 or to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL
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the affordable housing lottery. “He was never in the lottery,” McCluskey said. “He bought the [house] a year and a half after the first sale.” He was also upset with mentions of the district attorney’s involvement in issues surrounding the development, which ZBA Chairman Dennis Murphy said was not true. “This board has never referred anything beyond this room,” Murphy said. Murphy asked about the unit being sold to McCluskey’s family member when it was specifically prohibited to sell a unit to the family member of anyone with a financial interest in the project. While McCluskey said he was paid a flat fee, he said he had no financial stake in the development itself. “I don’t have a financial interest and I never have,” McCluskey said. Murphy pointed out that McCluskey was paid over $129,000 for his work on the project, which McCluskey said was for consultant work. “Some might think that’s a financial interest in the project,” said Murphy, who said he only brought the issue up because a CPA looking over the financials for the town had raised the question. The board also had questions about a relative of Cincotta’s who purchased a home in the development and apparently sold it for a profit. Cincotta said the family member purchased the home for market price but was given a credit of $82,125 because the home was unfinished, thus neutralizing any profit made from the sale of the home. The board seemed satisfied with the explanation but wondered why it took so long to get an answer. “We weren’t looking to publish sensitive information,” said Murphy. “All we were looking to do was to get to the bottom of this.” “Mr. Cincotta has provided a perfectly reasonable explanation, but on its face it looked suspect,” added ZBA member Michael Gill. “We’ve been asking for that information for eight months.” Cincotta also said he was flustered by a rumor that the house given to his family member was taken away from someone else. That woman, he said, was only initially granted the house in the affordable housing lottery due to an error (she owned property in another town, which disqualified her.) “This information would have been great to have eight months ago,” said Gill. “I certainly didn’t mean to tarnish anyone’s reputation,” said Murphy. “There was no ill will intended, we only tried to get to the bottom of things.”
While the family issues generated the most heated discussion, the purpose of the public hearing was Cincotta’s request to have bond money from a personal passbook account returned to him. Cincotta feels a punch list of items provided by the town’s review engineer, Tom Sexton, was excessive. “There are many issues Tom identified here that are not industry standard,” he said. “It’s just overkill.” McCluskey said the developer did not want to work with Sexton anymore, but would work with the town manager or building inspector to resolve the outstanding issues. “It’s not going to happen – we’re done with him,” he said. ZBA members said that the proper course of action would have been to put something in writing so the board and the developer could work on re-
solving the issues. “Tom would not be doing his job if he did not list everything that’s not on the plans or the requirements of the town,” said Dimitri Theodossiou. “It’s easier to kill the messenger than the message. He has a list of stuff here that needs to be resolved ... You can’t ignore it.” “You’re not going to get what you want by steamrolling the town’s building inspection, you’re going to have to satisfy this board,” Murphy said. “You’ve got to work through the issues that have been identified by our engineer.” McClusky said he felt the town was being unreasonable. “You may call it steamrolling, but I call it trying to work things out,” he said. “I call it being ignored.” Cincotta said that since the passbook he left with the town was in his name (as opposed to a bond, which would be in the
town’s name) Duxbury had no right to keep the money. He said he’s put $60,000 in an account and now there’s nothing left. “I want an accounting of it,” Cincotta said. “There’s money taken out here illegally.” “That money was seized for other reasons,” added McCluskey. “The board has absolutely no jurisdiction over that. Mr. Cincotta wants his money back.” Murphy said that the right procedure in dealing with the
punch list would have been to have both engineers sit down and narrow the list to 5-6 sticking points, then toss it back to the board. “I hold out hope that that can still happen,” he said. McClusky said the he was willing to come back to the table, but didn’t want to pay Sexton another large sum of money. “We’re not going to drag this out for another six months,” he said. The public hearing was continued to March 25.
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DHS grad is living a life on the slopes
When Earle Pitt was growing up, his mother asked him what he’d like to do with his life. When he said he’d like to ski, snowboard and play golf all day, his mother scoffed. “She said, ‘Keep dreaming pal,’” Pitt said. “Luckily I fell into doing something I love.” Well, it looks like Pitt has had the last laugh, because now he’s living his dream as the host of the travel show, “The Mountain Report.” The show, which airs locally on Comcast Sport Network, follows Pitt as he takes in the resort experience at ski areas across New England. Segments of the show can also be seen at themountainreport.com. “We’re showcasing the guest experience at resorts across North America,” he said. The show isn’t aimed at hardcore skiers, but rather at tourists who might be looking at what a resort has to offer. A typical show might feature a morning on the slopes, with Pitt and the resorts marketing director. This “off the hill” feature, showcases what the resort has to offer away from the ski trails. An afternoon segment might include an excursion like dogsledding, or rappelling into an ice cavern. The show might seem like the ultimate vacation, but Pitt stresses it’s a lot of work. “The days never end when we’re on the road,” he said. He just returned from a stretch of 20 mountains in three weeks. “Sometimes you feel like a ping pong ball.” The Mountain Report airs six times a year, and each show can include visits to up to three resorts. Pitt says he doesn’t try to take over the show with a wild personality, like some other sport and travel programs. “The show’s not about me,” he said. “I’m your average guy experiencing what the resort has to offer.” In addition to the skiing travel show, Pitt is also the producer of a show called “Golfing The World.” He gets to travel all over the world. However, he said his golf game isn’t much to brag about. “Golf I play for fun – there’s a reason I’m not the host,” he said. Pitt went to Duxbury High School and graduated from Bentley in 2004 with a degree in marketing and communications. He works for a company in Canton called BCN Productions. He was originally hired as a production assistant, but on one of his first days on the job, he was unexpectedly thrust in front of the camera as host of the skiing show. BCN does a host of other work, including producing
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Earle Pitt, a 2000 Duxbury High School graduate, is the host of “The Mountain Report,” which airs locally on Comcast Sports Network. The show features various ski resorts in New England and across the country.
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people ... I’ve made friends all over the world.” Even with all the types of work BCN does, Pitt’s first
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The company also does work for corporations and education, and makes videos for the district attorney’s office. Pitt loves his job. “I enjoy crowds, and the social end of business is something I really thrive on,” he said. “The best part of my job is that I get to meet so many
love is being out in the cold mountain air skiing or snowboarding. “It’s such a free feeling, you can go out on the mountain and just lose yourself,” he said. “I don’t hesitate to drive through a storm if I think the snow is going to be good.”
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sweetheart Dance: The date for our annual Sweetheart Dance is rapidly approaching, and we will be sending a flier via e-mail to all our leaders to forward on to their girls. This event will take place on March 6 at the high school gym. The admission cost is $2 per person with a maximum of $5 if a family has more than one Girl Scout. We also ask that each attendee to bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Council’s Easter food baskets. This year as a special treat, we will be doing photos of each couple however, each attendee must know her troop number in order for us to get her photo to her after the dance. Sweetheart Dance patches and Sweetheart Necklaces will be available for $1 each and make-your-own sundaes will be $2 as they were in past years. Never square danced before? Not to worry. Bob Butler our caller, has been doing this for years for us, and this is the perfect place to learn. Easter Bags for the Interfaith Council: We are again filling Easter Bags for the children of families receiving the food baskets from the Interfaith Council. If your troop can assist us with this, let Joan know. We will provide you with the bags and with a list of items to include along with directions for retuning the bags.
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Children in kindergarten through grade 2 with an adult are invited to learn about foxes from a naturalist with the Thornton W. Burgess Society of Sandwich. The presenter will read from “Old Mother West Wind “followed by some natural science investigation and experiments with fox artifacts. The program will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 4:15 p.m. Registration is required for children and their accompanying adult. This may be done online at .duxburyfreelibrary.org and click calendar. Or by phone 781-934-2721, x115.
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ettucini Carbonara is the ideal dish for the times. It can be assembled in under 30 minutes and costs less than $20 to feed four to six people. It is rich, satisfying and perfect for a cold winter’s night. The key to a spectacular carbonara is choosing perfect, high quality ingredients. Purchase whole blocks of Romano and Parmgiano cheese and use a microplaner or cheese grater to grate the cheese just before preparing the dish. While pancetta or bacon can be used, guanciale gives the dish the restaurant quality edge that makes it memorable. Guanciale is an unsmoked, cured, Italian bacon made from the cheek or jowl of the pig. It has a stronger flavor than bacon or pancetta, but a more delicate texture and fatty consistency that lends itself nicely to the luscious richness of a carbonara. Town Butcher Shop (formerly Bradford’s Meats) on Washington Street in Hanover can special order guanciale with three days minimum advance notice. Cured meats such as guanciale can last up to three weeks in the refrigerator if the meat is tightly wrapped; alternatively, it can be frozen and defrosted before making your authentic Roman style carbonara. Fettucini Carbonara is made with cream in the United States and without cream in its native Rome. The recipe below follows the classic form, using the highest quality ingredients and omits the cream. Fettucini Carbonara 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 clove of garlic, peeled and whole 4 ounces of guanciale, pancetta or bacon, diced to ¼” 2 whole large eggs, plus 2 whole egg yolks at room temperature 1 lb. best quality fettucini ½ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Salt and Pepper Grate the cheeses and blend together. Crack the whole eggs and egg yolks into a bowl, beat the eggs and season with black pepper and pinch of salt. Allow the beaten eggs to come to room temperature. Bring a large pot of water to boil and hold at a boil until ready to cook the pasta. Heat the olive oil in a pot that is large enough to hold all of the pasta once it is cooked. Add the whole garlic clove and the guanciale (or pancetta or bacon). Sauté until crispy brown and the fat is rendered. Remove the clove of garlic. Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and reserve a cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Add half of the cooked pasta to the pan with the cooked guanciale and add half of the beaten egg and a quarter of the cheese. Toss quickly to combine. Add the remaining egg and cheese. Some of the reserved cooking water from the pasta may be added to loosen up the sauce if needed. Season with salt and lots of freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately with extra grated cheese on the side. Tidbit: Guanciale can be ordered at Town Butcher Shop, 644 Washington Street, Hanover MA (opposite Starland). 781-826-3100. Same owners, new name, accurate Web site: bradfordmeatshop.com. And: Don’t forget to visit the indoor Farmers Market at Plimoth Plantation on Thursday, Feb. 18, 36:30. Plymouthfarmersmarket.org. Fresh local eggs would give your Carbonara the perfect touch.
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Sunday Salon Presents: Randy Meyers
Join us at Duxbury Free Library on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m., to meet author Randy Susan Meyers, as she presents her debut novel, “The Murderer’s Daughters.” Tackling domestic violence, Meyers presents a story that gives voice to the forgotten victims of domestic abuse, children, while exploring sibling loyalty, redemption, and forgiveness. Meyers is donating a portion of the proceeds from “The Murderers’ Daughters” to the Home for Little Wanderers, a nationally renowned, non-profit child and family service agency. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Westwinds Bookshop. Free tickets are now available at Westwinds and Duxbury Free Library. For more information call 781-934-2721, x108.
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Duxbury Schools All String Night
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The 5th grade Orchestra conducted by Susan Sylvester.
String ensemble violas: greyson Butler, Alenni Davis, cello Luke Theodosiuo. Second row: Abigail Dobens, Lauren Bittrich, Mike Kolopoulus and Mikkel Linsky. White Orchestra bass section Dan Hickey, Matt Whear, Jason Dorsett, Peter Casey and Brendan Curran.
Junior Chamber Orchestra bass players Matt Whear and Peter Casey. Violins from the Sixth grade Orchestra. Front row: Kristen Murray, Julia Duggan. Back row: Claire gallagher, Chloe Sweet, Marisa Saia.
The Concert Orchestra conducted by James Vinci.
Students in the White Orchestra first row: Lauren McKim, Helen Bartlett, Remi Demos, Christa Morgan, second row: Megan Murray, Olivia Ivanoff, Hannah Riddle, Tess Murphy, Alexandra Woleyko, sean Healy, Mary Kate Ward, third row: Kelsey golden, Brad Marcotte.
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Fifth grade Orchestra members Brie Lawson and Helen Fulmer on cello. Vika Schweitzer, Liam Bresnehan, Hunter gaenicke on violin. Sarah Billard, Meredith Lewis, Isabel Pilon, grace goodell on viola.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Club brings special needs adults together
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The Spanish Playgroup A Spanish Language Center
Enter the Friendship Club, a group that meets bi-monthly in the Pilgrim Church on Washington Street. The Friendship Club is a non-profit group that provides a place for special needs adults to meet with their peers. In addition to the Duxbury club, there are groups in Quincy and Norwell, and a teen group in Scituate. There are about 85 members between all the clubs. Most of the groups have members older than 22 who live at home, but the Scituate club has members from ages 16-21. “Everyone wants to belong to something,” said Debbie Mastro, who has been the director of the parent organization, the Friendship Home, for 10 years. A typical meeting of the club lasts about four hours. The members always cook a meal together, and then have a business meeting where they
plan future club activities. Activities might include bowling, swimming, or a field trip –– the Duxbury club recently held an ice cream social. They also participate in community service activities, and have made cards for the council on aging in the past. One of the most important aspects of a Friendship Club meeting, Mastro said, is “share time.” This is when participants share a story, or talk about something they’re going through. Mastro said at a recent meeting, several members had just lost a family member, and being with friends was a help. “Coming to Friendship Club gives them the purpose –– of belonging to something,” she said. “They help each other.” At the Duxbury club’s most recent meeting, members were working on painting photo frames that will serve as centerpieces for a big gala to be held at Lombardo’s in Ran-
dolph Feb. 25. The gala will raise money for a permanent Friendship Home, to be located in Norwell. Friendship Home, when built, will house local Friendship Club activities, educational and vocational day programs and eight units of overnight accommodations in a retreat style center, according to the group’s Web site. The home will not be a long-term, permanent residence, but a state of the art, newly constructed home where guests will remain for short periods of time of up to two weeks. “This is the gala that’s going to let us finish our house,” said Mastro. Tickets for the gala are $125 and can be purchased online at friendshiphome.net. The cost to participate in the club itself is $90 for three months. “Anyone can come visit us,” said Mastro.
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Cedar Hill Retreat Center’s future was recently firmly placed in the hands of its new Board of Directors. Back in 1870, Stephen Allen bought land in Duxbury with a dream to transform it into a place for Bostonians to retreat to and refresh themselves; today Cedar Hill Retreat Center is ready to fulfill that dream. Cedar Hill, originally donated by Rosamond Allen to the regional Unitarian Universalist association, will now run as a non-denominational retreat and conference center offering meeting space and accommodations to guests. On 123. acres of conservation land with a beachfront shoreline, the center is ideal for off-site
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planning meetings, community building retreats, or family reunions, and is available year round. Cedar Hill Retreat Center is committed to being a haven for not only Bostonians but all who seek a place to relax the mind and refresh their soul. The newly renovated Cedar Hill Retreat Center on Standish Street in Duxbury, is owned and operated as a non-profit private foundation, by Cedar Hill Retreat Center, Inc., under the leadership of its Board of Directors: Rich Evans, Rev. Dan King, Peter Nappellio, Sharon Nabreski, Doug Friesen of Duxbury, Deane Howard, Deanna Riley and Rev. Dick Fewkes.
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“Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone”
Will Holt, Drew Husted and Ian Spencer discuss the strange goings on at Cotter’s school. The Beatles gave fab performance. Mary Kate Blanchard, Abi gibbs (hidden),Tori Larusso and Caroline Listernick. Kerry Turok as Mrs. Shape an intimidating teacher with some of her students behind her.
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Prospective student Emily Merlin details the dramas of her life for the sympathetic college interviewer Danny Brockwell. Katie griffin hopes to dance her way into college for interviewer Danny Brockwell.
College admissions interviewer Kelli Hennessy is subjected to bad card tricks from prospective student Morgan Dwinell.
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Election season begins
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lectman three years ago. He has served on the Conservation Commission, and currently sits on the Duxbury Bay Management Commission and the Town Manager Budget Working Group. “This community has inspired every part of my life — its people, culture and resources have shaped who I am since I was a child,” Dahlen said. “Being a member of the Board of Selectmen offers me a chance to give back to a community that has given me so much. [...] I want to help guide our community through future challenges successfully. I want all residents to feel town government is respectful and responsible to the needs of the residents.” Dahlen said his knowledge of the town and record of public service have equipped him to bring “balanced leadership and good decision making” to the board. Will Zachmann of Standish Street, who has also run for the board before, has served on the Planning Board and the Economic Development Committee. While he said he believes the town is at an important juncture, the general tone of recent town politics was something that motivated him to run. “The last year has been an unusually troublesome one,” he said. “I think we need a little more civility and a little more calm, collected reasonably mature attitude than we’ve seen in town government recently.” He believes his financial background would serve him well on the board, as well as his independent nature. “In a small town like this, it really is a matter of sensible judgment and impartiality and not having an ax to grind,” Zachmann said. James Taylor of Surplus Street is also seeking the seat on the Board of Selectmen. Taylor, who has lived in Duxbury full-time since the late
’50s, said he knows the town well and wants to encourage discussion on the board, not just argument. “I’m running primarily because I think Duxbury needs some attention, and no matter how strong your engine is, you need a good spark plug. I’ve been that,” he said. Taylor is a member of the senior men’s group at the Duxbury Senior Center and volunteers his time to coordinate multiple blood drives every year. There is also a crowded field in the School Committee race. Four people are seeking the two seats vacated by Wong and Cipoletti. Christine McLaughlin of Ryan’s Lane has been involved with youth sports in Duxbury, volunteers in the schools and is on the Start Time Implementation Committee. “I’m running to bring the community and parents back into the School Committee process,” she said. “Although it would be silly and unnecessary to hold a referendum on every little issue, we can do better soliciting parental opinion. The School Committee should consider the sentiment and voice of the community. Open communication is key and should be the foundation of the School Committee.” Colleen Brayer of Tobey Garden Street is a Finance Committee member who ran for the school board three years ago. Brayer said she understands the point of view of parents put off by recent controversies at the school, but pointed out she’s worked with the administration before (on the high-end learner pilot program) and feels she can be a consensus builder. “I’ve been in the shoes of the people who are not happy. I’ve felt that before [not being listened to,]” she said. “I think I can work with everybody on the board, I’ve worked with the administration [...] I think I’m a team player.”
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She said she’s looking forward to tackling the big challenges before the school board such as hiring a new superintendent and looking at new school buildings. Gary Magnuson of Hidden Acres Drive is a 10-year resident who has been involved in youth sports and other charitable organizations around town. “I think we’ve got a good system, but a town like Duxbury should have a great system,” he said. “We have various potential building projects in front of us. I think that will require careful leadership.” He said the school has an important decision to make in selecting a new superintendent. “I look at this as an opportunity for a fresh start,” he said. “We want to find a leader who can bring new ideas and take us to the next level.” Mary Lou Buell of Mayflower Street is a teacher in Weymouth. She has been cochairwoman of the Chandler School Council and serves on the Start Time Implementation Committee. “I just really love education, it’s my passion,” she said. She says she has a “commitment to service,” and she feels the School Committee is the best way for her to give back to her community and the schools. “I’m not the fundraising type, I’m not the arts and crafty type,” she said. “This is how I feel I can best serve the community.” Friend Weiler of Trout Farm Road and Gregory Hunter of Herring Weir Road are running to replace Bornheimer, who was the town moderator for 24 years. Several candidates are running unopposed: Town Clerk Nancy Oates, James MacNab of the Board of Assessors, John Bear of the Planning Board, Library trustees Theodore Flynn and Laura Sullivan, and John Todd of the Housing Authority. The election will take place on March 27. The nomination process is closed, but candidates can withdraw from the ballot until Feb. 24.
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An interesting election season approaches
he ballot (for the most part) is set. Duxbury voters will have a choice at the ballot box on March 27 in several important races. Between now and the election, we’ll hear from the candidates on a variety of issues. But as one candidate said in this week’s election coverage, Duxbury is at an important juncture. Here are a couple things to watch as the Town Meeting and election season develops: • Building the future: Some of the biggest issues facing Duxbury involve facilities. The police and fire departments have been coming back to Town Meeting for several years now, trying to find a proposal that will give Duxbury’s public safety workers the buildings they deserve while satisfying the taxpayers. At the same time, the schools’ buildings are looming on the horizon. They’re all deserving projects, competing for an increasingly limited funds from increasingly stressed out taxpayers. The next round of elected leaders, both on the Board of Selectmen and School Committee, will have to take charge on these issues. • A change at the podium: One of the more interesting races this season is for town moderator. Interesting because it’s the first time in nearly 25 years that Duxbury will be seeing anyone other than Allen Bornheimer behind the podium at Town Meeting. It’s an important role in Duxbury, and Mr. Weiler and Mr. Hunter will have their work cut out for them. • Back to school: Whoever wins the two open School Committee seats might have the toughest task of all. There’s a disconnect between the parents and the district that will take some serious public relations work to solve, and on top of everything, two brand new members will have to vote to hire the next superintendent-talk about on-the-job training. • Set the tone: A couple of the candidates we spoke to this week talked about bringing back civility into government discussion. The last year certainly saw Duxbury wrestle with a lot of complex issues, and heard from people who were passionate about their beliefs. Although open discussion is always good, it seems some are still smarting from the tenor of the controversies, rather than the substance. Duxbury clearly has a lot of big issues to tackle. Let’s hope we can take on these challenges together, as a community. –– J. Graeber
Whose side is Donato on? ————————
was shocked to read Selectman Donato’s call for an Attorney General review of the request for proposal process that was conducted last year in the search for the best solution for the town of Duxbury in management of North Hill Golf Course. All members of the North Hill Advisory Committee have given a tremendous amount of personal time and attention to assist in this RFP process with only the best interests of the town as the foremost goal. Additionally, both Richard McDonald (town manager) and Gordon Cushing (recreation director) have been deeply committed to following the rules
and laws surrounding the RFP process. Their professionalism, support and integrity have never come into question. As you know, Johnson Golf Management and the town of Duxbury are currently in a court battle and for Donato to bring this up in a public forum with no real education on what transpired during the process of ultimately not selecting Johnson Golf Management Company is maddening. From what I understand, he was given one packet of information from the plaintiff which, to me, does not give him the right to call for a review by the Attorney General. Whose side is Donato on anyway?
You would think he would be looking out for the best interest of the town he represents, or at least educate himself completely before making such a ridiculous recommendation. Maybe he’s friends with Doug Johnson; maybe he hates golf in Duxbury; or just maybe he has a bone to pick with someone closely involved in overseeing this golf course and the current RFP process? Whatever the reason, his actions are clearly unacceptable and I truly hope he regrets the comments he made. Anthony Floreano Indian Cove Road Member of North Hill Advisory Committee
Food drive a success –––––––––––––––––––
e thank the management of Foodie’s at Hall’s Corner and their many generous customers for a very successful food drive to benefit local food pantries in Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth on Saturday, Jan. 30. Our Kingston First Parish Youth Group and their advisors and other adult volunteers from Duxbury First Parish distributed a shopping list cre-
ated by the pantry staff that included products most needed by the pantry. Dozens of shoppers used the list to buy a huge quantity – over 535 pounds of food and household items and $104 in donations that were then transported to the pantry warehouse at the South Shore Action Council in Plymouth. The number of families the Council serves has increased substantially due to rising unemployment, making food do-
nations more necessary than ever. Duxbury’s First Parish Church joined with Kingston’s First Congregational Parish to sponsor this local food drive, which was one of many drives conducted by several other South Shore Unitarian Universalist Congregations on the same date. Joyce Fowler Kingston
Can we go from good to great? ––––––––––––
’m responding to Mr. Cipolletti’s Duxbury Clipper article “Can we go from good to great”? Mr. Cipolletti argues that a small tax increase should be considered to pay for better schools. Rather than imposing (or limiting) a small tax increase, why not offer Duxbury residents the option of paying more taxes for schools? On
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their tax assessment bill, Duxbury residents could be given the option to pay an additional $50, $100, $250 or an amount they can “write in”. Extra money collected would be earmarked for school use. There’d be no individual limit to the amount that could be contributed, while being sensitive to others who’s circumstances may limit their
contribution. I would argue that this approach, in the long run, would bring in more money than an imposed but limited small tax increase. Everyone would contribute as much as they could to support schools going “from good to great.” Terry Reiber Tremont Street
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
ebelos from Pack 1776 of participated in this year’s Cranberry Harbors Klondike Derby. The event was held on January 23 at Camp Squanto in Plymouth, (Myles Standish State Forest). The Klondike Derby is an annual event held by the Boy Scouts of America during the winter months that is based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. Saturday’s derby consisted of 10 stations where 45 Webelos patrols from the Old Colony Council district were tested on their scouting skills and leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score. Each patrol was responsible for organizing and transporting their required gear on a sled that was made by patrol members and their families. Patrols moved their sled from station to station, demonstrating their knowledge of first aid, cooking, knot tying, fire building, knife safety, naturalist training, flag folding, map and compass skills and more. Pack 1776 had the following four patrols: Happy Campers, Den 9 Flaming Waffles, Den 3 Rampaging Roadrunners, Den 3 Black Dragons, Den 2
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09DF005_clipper_open_7.9x10:09DF005 9/8/09 1:58 PM Page Ryan Couto, Scott Couto, Adam Leech, Kollin Holt, Gerry Leech, AJ 1Sam and Gary Shotz enjoy the day. Bowler and Ben Couto head for the Klondike.
The four patrols brought home one gold, two silvers and one bronze place finish. It was a fun and exciting event for all who braved the cold weather.
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Monday: Grilled cheese, pasta salad, peaches, fruit punch. Tuesday: Mozzarella mania with dipping sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread stick, fresh fruit, juice. Wednesday: Chicken parm on a roll, side salad or Cape Cod chips, pudding with topping, juice. Thursday: Pasta with meat sauce, sweet peas, wheat dinner roll, green and red apples, O.J. Friday: Homemade pizza, tossed salad, fruit cup, cookie, lemonade. Extra slice for $1. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch option: Sandwich, salad, pizza, all served with veggie, fruit and milk.
Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, pasta salad, mixed fruit, grape juice. Tuesday: Meatball sub, baked chips, green beans, curley fries, apple juice. Wednesday: Pasta with sauce, Caesar salad, dinner roll with butter, pudding, juice. Thursday: Twister chicken patty or spicy patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pasta salad, corn, lemonade. Friday: Bagel pizza with toppings, side salad, peaches, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday, turkey cheese and bacon, or hamburger or cheeseburger; Tuesday, Bagel lunch, peanut butter and jelly; Wednesday, buffalo chicken on a roll, hamburger or cheeseburger; Thursday, bagel lunch, pizza; Friday, BLT, salad, or peanut butter and jelly. All with salad, juice, vegetable, and fruit.
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Students win Globe art awards
The winners of the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards From Duxbury High School pose for a photo.
Sam Aprea, “Air Guitar,” Drawing, Gold Key Sarah Brovitz, “Blue Daisies,” Jewelry, Honorable Mention Sarah Goldberg, “A Dancers True Colors,” Digital Art, Honorable Mention Catherine Pattinson, “Inspired by Escher,” Digital Art, Silver Key Devon Tsinzo, “Childhood Memory,” Digital Art, Silver Key Madeline Buchanan, “Focus,” Painting, Honorable Mention Kitty Hunter, “Mommy and me,” Ceramics & Glass, Honorable Mention Zayla Schaeffer, “Blue & Yellow Flowers,” Ceramics & Glass, Honorable Mention Kyle MacLeod, “Eternal Fire” Jewelry, Honorable Mention Devon Tsinzo, “Painted Childhood Portrait,” Digital Art, Honorable Mention
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Devon Tsinzo’s digital picture “Painted Sam Aprea’s drawing “Air Guitar” took home a Gold Key Childhood Portrait” won an honorable menAward. tion.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Duxbury police log
6:30 a.m. Unattended motor vehicle reported on West Street.
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1:13 p.m. Conservation director reports lock cut on gate on East Street. Officer spoke to parties. 6:32 p.m. Suspicious person hitchhiking on Summer Street. Officer spoke to party.
Thursday Feb. 4
5:28 p.m. Caller reports annoying phone calls.
10:23 a.m. Caller reports coyote in street on Bay Road. Animal control notified and reported coyote ran into marsh. 10:16 p.m. Medical emergency on Lincoln Street. Transported one to Jordan Hospital.
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1:31 a.m. Three adult brothers having dispute on Alexander Way. Peace restored.
Friday Feb. 5
3:19 p.m. Parents report dead squirrel at playground near the library. Custodian will remove. 10:05 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle in area of Carriage Lane.
1:39 p.m. 911 call for alarm sounding at home on Sprague Farm Road. All okay.
4:14 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle at the intersection on Kingstown Way. 4:48 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 3 northbound. State Police requesting Duxbury Fire Department for rollover. Injured transported to hospital. 4:54 p.m. Caller reports annoying phone calls.
6:36 a.m. Well being check requested on Mayflower Street.
8:17 a.m. School bus on side of road on Tremont Street. No students. Mechanic enroute.
12:14 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle reported on Carriage Lane. Area search negative.
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1:37 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on School Street. One under arrest for speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation. 3:38 a.m. Motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. One under arrest for failure to stop, operating under the influence of liquor, and miscellaneous equipment violation.
Saturday Feb. 6
7:27 p.m. Caller reports smoke in building on Washington Street. Officers assisted Fire Department.
8:17 p.m. Motor vehicle struck guardrail on Cross and Summer Streets. Vehicle towed.
7:19 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 3 northbound. Injured transported to South Shore Hospital.
8:33 a.m. Report of dead possum on Congress street. Animal control to handle.
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1:20 p.m. Caller on Chandler Street reports unknown person in front of property taking pictures.
12:00 p.m. Officer reports returned property on West Street.
Monday Feb. 8
8:46 p.m. Caller on Pine Ridge Lane reported someone lit fireworks at front door.
8:51 p.m. Tree in road on West Street. Officer removed.
6:46 a.m. Party arrested under warrant for operating under the influence of alcohol.
12:06 p.m. Caller reports children skating on private pond without permission. Officer spoke to.
8:19 p.m. K9 officer assisted Marshfield police with search for missing person. K9 tracked suspect at neighbors home. 9:44 p.m. K9 Officer to assist Marshfield police.
2:52 p.m. Caller on Chestnut Street reports domestic situation on second floor of residence.
1:29 a.m. Unattended motor vehicle reported on Summer Street.
Sunday Feb. 7
7:02 p.m. 911 hang up. Disturbance when called back. Party yelling in background.
4:27 p.m. Caller reports finding .22 caliber rifle on side of road. Officer to retrieve and tag weapon.
3:44 p.m. Caller on Tremont Street requests assistance with out of control juvenile. Duxbury Fire transported to Jordan Hospital.
1:38 p.m. Caller reports pain in shoulder. Ambulance transported to South Shore Hospital.
1:33 p.m. Animal control officer requests assistance with injured deer.
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Was Duxbury’s Mildred A. ‘MA’ Pierce Hollywood’s Mildred Pierce?
id James M. Cain, author of “Mildred Pierce,” visit Duxbury in the 1920s and 1930s? I believe that he probably did, and conceived in his mind the characters for his novel when he met or heard about Mildred A. “MA” Pierce. Cain, after working for The Baltimore Sun, moved to New York in 1924, where he wrote editorials for the New York World, wrote articles for The American Mercury and briefly served as managing editor of The New Yorker. He left New York for Hollywood in 1931 to become a screenwriter at $400 a week – too good to pass up. During Cain’s time in New York. Mildred Pierce ran her restaurant in Duxbury from 1924 to 1929 next to the Sweetser’s building in Snug Harbor. In 1929 she moved her business to the current location of the Milepost Restaurant and Tavern at Tremont and Chestnut Streets, where she stayed until she sold it in 1946. In the 1920s and early 1930s, Duxbury was a desired location for actors, actresses, writers, and celebrities of all types. Cain was a notorious drinker and womanizer, and this was the era of prohibition, so you couldn’t make liquor, sell it or transport it, but you could drink it in a private setting. Mildred A.’s daughter, Nina, recalled that guests from New York would come annually and sit
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Duxbury’s “MA” Pierce ran a restaurant in town in the ‘20s and, this author believes, served as the inspiration for James M. Cain’s novel “Mildred Pierce.”
around Mildred’s kitchen, swapping stories. I can imagine Cain right there with a pint in his back pocket, looking for ideas. It is also worthy of note that his third and fourth wives were an actress, and an opera singer. Cain’s second wife, self described as the great love of his life, was Elina Sjosted Tyszecka. Is there a Massachusetts or Duxbury connection there? All three of his best-selling novels were written while he was married to her, from 1927 to 1942. Another way that Cain may have heard about Mildred’s story is when he went
to Hollywood. He loved to hang around the Paramount Commissary and talk to other screenwriters. According to Cain’s biographer Cain got the idea for “Mildred Pierce” from a screenwriter friend who suggested there was “one story that never fails, the woman who uses men to gain her ends.” Although this describes Mildred, it is a little too general for me. Cain wrote “The Postman Always Rings Twice” in 1934, the first of the big commercial books in American publishing history. “Postman,” wrote Roy Hoopes, was “what might be called the grand slam of the book trade: a hard-cover bestseller, paperback best-seller, syndication, play and movie.” He also wrote “Double Indemnity” in 1936. These two stories Cain derived from the 19271928 trial of “Tiger Woman” Ruth Snyder, and her lover Judd Gray, for the murder of her husband, Albert. It seems that Ruth purchased personal injury insurance on her husband and “double indemnity” in the event of his death. She instructed the postman to deliver payment coupons only to her, ringing the doorbell twice as a signal. So, two of his bestselling books were suggested
by real life situations, why not the third? Although we do not, as yet, know his specific locations, Mildred’s husband, Charles W. Pierce, moved to California. Could he have met up with Cain? Beyond the two names being identical, the events of Mildred A.’s life and “Mildred Pierce” are eerily similar. Both of their husbands built houses for a living. Both were separated and ran restaurants by themselves. Mildred Pierce, the book and movie character, had two daughters, Veda, 11 and Ray, 7; after 1931-2 Mildred A. only had two daughters (11 and 7) living at home (she had six children in total). Both had a daughter who “took away” their boyfriend. Coincidences? I think not! As our venerable town clerk Nancy Oates says, “There is no such thing as coincidence.” As to Mildred A.’s relationship with her children, we know little. It could be said that they were spoiled (as Mildred’s were in the book). From all outward appearances they were “dressy,” according to a classmate of theirs. They would wear dresses and high heels to school while the rest of the girls dressed in skirts
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enry Winsor was born, lived, and died in Duxbury, 1803 to 1898. He lives on today as the founder, along with George and Georgianna Wright, of the Duxbury Free Library. The only restriction on his bequest: “No novels, and no romance!” No romance at the library? Emily Bryan, Dalton Diaz, and Marie Force might have something to say about that. They led the Valentine’s Day
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edition of the Library’s Sunday Salon Series, joined by their friend, Duxbury native Hannah (Morton) Howell. All are successful romance writers, with multiple published works (Hannah has 50 novels and novellas to her credit.)
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Head of Circulation Carol Jankowski introduced the group while Director Elaine Winquist stood by. Carol’s plan of “light moderating” worked perfectly, with each of the three panelists sharing a little about her particular style and career, and everyone fielding questions from the audience – many women and four men. The romance genre is, body and soul, for and about women. The authors, in round-robin style, described the salient points. Above all, romance
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Lacrosse Boosters Meeting. Duxbury Lacrosse Boosters will meet at 7:30 p.m in the Teacher’s Lounge at DHS. Parents of all high school lacrosse players (Varsity, JV and freshmen) are welcome and encouraged to attend. Any questions, call Gale Willauer at 781-934-2599.
First Baptist fbcd.org 781-934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy 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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Wednesday Feb. 24
Interfaith Understanding Series. Islam will be the topic to be discussed at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center of Holy Family Church. Dr. James Morris, Professor of Islamic Studies at Boston College, will be the speaker. March 23, Buddhism will be the fourth topic, and on April 20, Hinduism will be discussed. School Building Study. The School Building Committee will host its final public presentation of the feasibility study for Duxbury High School and Duxbury Middle School in the DMS Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
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 during Lent, Monday through Friday, 7 and 9 a.m., Saturday, 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays after 9 a.m. Mass during Lent. 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. Living through Loss support group, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Feb. and March. Reconciliation during Lent, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Childcare provided at 10 a.m. service. Wednesday: Mens Bible Study 6:30 a.m., Coffee and conversation 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist with healing 10 a.m., Adult Ed 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Children’s choir rehearsal 6 p.m., Youth choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday: Adult Choir rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday: AA meeting at 7 p.m.
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Thursday Feb. 25
Living through Loss support group. Anyone in the Duxbury area who has lost a loved one is invited to participate Thursday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. in February and March in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. Call Deacon Art Keefe with any questions at 781585-4444.
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.
Wednesday Feb. 17
Art of Printmaking. Scituate Arts Association announces Joan Appel and Kathleen Mogayzel demonstrating the “Art of Printmaking” as the February Meet the Artist at Scituate Public Library, Feb. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. The Duxbury Free Bookmarks. Every Wednesday at 3 p.m., this teen advisory group meets to review, discuss and plan events for the youth of Duxbury.
saTurday Feb. 20
Democratic Caucus. The Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will be holding its annual caucus to elect delegates who will attend the Democratic State Convention in June. The meeting will be in the Merry Room at the Duxbury Public Library, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Contact Tina Kerkam, Secretary, 781-5884765 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The Wizard of Oz. Presented by the Inly Players of the Inly School, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Meehan Family Artsbarn, 46 Watch Hill Dr. Scituate. Tickets are $25 and $50, and are available by calling 781-5455544 x456. Visit inlyschool.org for more information. Bay Players performs “The Sisters Rosensweig.” Performance Feb. 19 and 20 at the Zone Theater, 822 Webster St. in Marshfield at 8 p.m. All tickets are $15. For reservations, call 339-793-1027 or go to bayplayers.org.
Friday Feb. 26
Fourth Friday Film. “Volver” (rated R) will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library. Anyone with questions about Penélope Cruz’s talent as an actor will have all the answers after watching this film.
email@example.com Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Associate 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. Closed Feb. 15. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, MondayFriday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene
Rev. David Troxler 781-585-3419 Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Sunday school meets Sunday morning from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, 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. Feb. 22, Life Line Screenings (call 800-679-5192 for appointment). Feb. 24, Soup and the Word at 6 p.m.
Thursday Feb. 18
Introduction to Cake Decorating. Students in grades four through eight with a participating adult can learn basic cake decorating skills from 6:30-8 p.m. in the children’s department program room of the Duxbury Free Library. Provide your own cupcake. Advance registration required, by phone 781-934-2721, x115 or in person at the children’s desk. Space is limited so past participants cannot attend. Historical Society MiniDocumentary. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will host a showing of their recently produced short documentary, “In the Days of King Caesar: The Weston Estate on Powder Point” at 7 p.m. in the Drew Archival Library of the Wright Building. Refreshments will be served. No charge. Call 781-9346106 with any questions.
saTurday Feb. 27
The Shipwreck Ball. Join us at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School from 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. for the DBMS Shipwreck Ball. Cocktails, food, music by “Connected, the Band.” Dress in what you might have been wearing when the ship went down. Tickets are $50 and available at the office or at dbms.org. Tickets are limited. Art Contest. Duxbury Beach Preservation Society is hosting their first annual Art Show, ‘Down by the Sea,’ from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. The winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
sunday Feb. 21
The Wizard of Oz. Presented by the Inly Players of the Inly School, 2 p.m. at the Meehan Family Artsbarn, 46 Watch Hill Dr. Scituate. Tickets are $25 and $50, and are available by calling 781-545-5544 x456. Visit inlyschool.org for more information.
United Methodist Church
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Office hours are MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.
sunday Feb. 28
Sunday Salon Series. Meet author Randy Susan Meyers at 2 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library, as she presents her novel, “The Murderer’s Daughters.” Tackling domestic violence, Meyers presents a story that gives voice to the forgotten victims of domestic abuse - children. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Free tickets are now available at Westwinds Bookshop and Duxbury Free Library. For more information call 781-934-2721, x108.
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 9 a.m.
Friday Feb. 19
Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-7222305. The Wizard of Oz. Presented by the Inly Players of the Inly School, 7 p.m. at the Meehan Family Artsbarn, 46 Watch Hill Dr. Scituate. Tickets are $25 and $50, and are available by calling 781-545-5544 x456. Visit inlyschool.org for more information. Bay Players performs “The Sisters Rosensweig.” Performance Feb. 19 and 20 at the Zone Theater, 822 Webster St. in Marshfield at 8 p.m. All tickets are $15. For reservations, call 339-793-1027 or go to bayplayers.org.
Monday Feb. 22
Channel 13 airing. The Duxbury Board of Selectmen meeting will be aired live on cable channel 13 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday Feb. 23
Readers Theater. A small group of teens will meet at the Duxbury Free Library to work up a repertoire of spoken short scenes from current YA fiction, folk tales, etc. on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Contact Ellen Snoeyenbos at email@example.com if interested in joining this group. Softball Session 2 Winter Clinic. Duxbury Youth Softball registration is open for Session 2 clinics to be held on Tuesdays in Plymouth, Feb. 23 through March 30. Grades three through five, from 5-6:30 p.m. and grades six through nine, from 6:30-8 p.m. for $125 per player. To register, go to duxburyyouthsoftball.org.
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
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.
HELP Info Night. An informational evening relating to the High-end Learner Project is scheduled for March 1 at 7 p.m. in the DMS auditorium. Topics to be presented include current status, an explanation of the cluster model used, the data used to cluster all students, differentiated instruction and transitioning from Chandler to Alden and Alden to DMS. Please
Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It’s National Pancake Week – what’s your favorite?
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“Blueberry because I’m special.” Jim Connolly Blodgett St.
“Blueberry pancakes. I like chocolate chip cookies too!” Joseph Glady Powder Point Ave.
“Homemade buttermilk pancakes from The Joy of Cooking with real maple syrup.” Mary Lynn Carson Washington St.
“The best are those big apple ones you could get at Bickfords. Buttermilk is good, too.” Don Linde Carver Rd.
“I don’t make them at home, but I order blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.” Bob Richard Winslow St.
call 781-934-7604 if you have any questions. Tech Talk Series. Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, the Tech Talk Series continues with Spring Cleaning Your Computer. General file organization, deleting unnecessary files, and simple computer maintenance will be discussed. No registration required. Amazing A cappella. A cappella groups from Skidmore College, Northeastern University, Trinity College and New York University, along with Duxbury’s own PAC Men, will perform on Saturday, Mar. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pre-sale tickets are $12 adults, $10 students, or $30 family of four and are available at ticketalternative.com, by phone, 877-725-8849, or locally at Depot Street Market, the Studio, Westwinds, and Music Unlimited. Box office prices are $15 adults, $10 students, and $40 for a family four pack. All proceeds benefit the Paul S. Fortini Foundation. Free Spanish Classes for children. Introduce your child to Spanish through music, puppets and play. This is a stay alone program for children ages 3-5. The program will run for four weeks starting Saturday, March 7 from 9-10 a.m. The instructor is Alejandra Peary a native Spanish speaker and a licensed Spanish teacher. The class is located at 33 Enterprise St. Suite 10, Duxbury. To register please visit thespanishplaygroup.vpweb.com. Space is limited. Beach Blast 2010. Take a break from the cold and head for Chandler Beach. On March 12 from 6-8 p.m., Chandler gym will be transformed into a winter oasis. There will be games, crafts, popcorn, a raffle, an inflatable obstacle course and more. Hosted by the chandler PTA. Duxbury Interfaith Council Spring Concert. The first annual Interfaith Council sponsored event in recognition of Earth Day and the first day of Spring will be held March 21 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary at First Parish Church, Duxbury. Advance tickets are available at Westwinds Bookstore for $8. Tickets will also be available the day of the event for $10. Children’’s tickets are $5 at the door. Antique Show. The 29th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show will be held at Duxbury High School on Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission price is
$7 or $6 with a card available at many local businesses. Appraisals will be offered on Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 per item or three for $10. Please contact Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111 or visit duxburyboosters.org for more information.
Donato are offered on Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. for one hour for $5 per class. Please call Linda with any questions or to pre-register at 781934-5774, x103. 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. 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.
Winter Fun at Before and After Dark. Shake off the winter doldrums and try a new class at Duxbury Before and After Dark after February vacation week. There are a number of offerings for adults in late February and early March. For course information on over 50 classes for adults, visit the Before and After Dark website link at duxbury.k12.ma.us or call our office at 781-934-7633. Softball Session 2 Winter Clinic. Duxbury Youth Softball registration is open for Session 2 clinics to be held on Tuesdays in Plymouth, Feb. 23 through March 30. Grades three through five, from 5-6:30 p.m. and grades six through nine, from 6:30-8 p.m. for $125 per player. To register, go to duxburyyouthsoftball.org. Book a Librarian. The Duxbury Free Library reference department is offering 30 minute one-on-one sessions to assist patrons in using computers. Sessions will be tailor made to address individual needs. Please call 781-934-2721 x100 to book a Librarian. The Friends of the Library’s Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends of the Library offers gently used books, CDs and DVDs for as little as 50 cents. The Friends’ Book Store is located across from the circulation desk and is filled with a wide selection of interesting materials for all ages. Magazines are available as well and are always free. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated. Readers Theater. A small group of teens will meet at the Duxbury Free Library to work up a repertoire of spoken short scenes from current YA fiction, folk tales, etc. on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Contact Ellen Snoeyenbos at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining this group. 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. Also, two Zumba classes with Paddi
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. Duxbury 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. 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. Knitwits. Every Tuesday at 3 p.m in the Duxbury Free Library Young Adult Lounge. Teen crafting group meets to knit, create decorative posters for YA lounge and talk. Sustainable Duxbury. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. For more information, call Judi Vose at 781-934-3283 or Jim Savicki at 781585-8041. The Duxbury Free Bookmarks. Every Wednesday at 3 p.m., this teen advisory group meets to review,
discuss and plan events for the youth of Duxbury. Rep. Calter Office Hours. Meets on the third Friday of each month, 9-10 a.m., at the Senior Center. For more information, call State Representative Thomas Calter’s office at 617-722-2305. Duxbury Garden Club. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at the First Parish Church with coffee at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 9:30 a.m. If interested in joining, call Kris Gaskins at 781-934-0108 or Anne Williams at 781-9347512 for more information or visit communitygardenclubofduxbury. org. Poetry Circle. Meets on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, call 781-9342721. Foreign Film Day. On the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Senior Center. No reservations required. Admission is free. Living through Loss support group. Anyone in the Duxbury area who has lost a loved one is invited to participate Thursday nights in February and March. The session runs for eight weeks from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. Call Deacon Art Keefe with any questions at 781-585-4444.
Showing of Historical Society mini-documentary
he Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will host a showing of their recently produced short documentary, “In the Days of King Caesar: The Weston Estate on Powder Point” on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The documentary was produced last summer in coordination with the bicentennial celebration of the King Caesar House. The video features a computer generated simulation of the houses and industrial buildings belonging to “King Caesar,” (or Ezra Weston II) Duxbury’s legendary shipbuilder, as they appeared in the early 19th century. Included in the simulation are the King Caesar House, the 1,000-foot Weston ropewalk, King Caesar’s wharf, now known as Bumpus Park, and other historic structures. The event will take place at the Drew Archival Library in the Wright Building, 147 St. George St. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the event. Those with questions may call the society at 781-934-6106.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A link to the silver screen
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WAS DUXBURY’S MA PIERCE HOLLYWOOD’S “MILDRED PIERCE”? In the book and/or movie: • The same name • Husband Herbert Pierce built homes • Separated from her husband • Children (2) • Ran a restaurant herself • Seaside location (Calif.) • Husband left and they later divorced to protect the business; they ended up together at the end of book and movie • Started by baking cakes (movie) but then was baking pies; a 2-inch thick lemon meringue was mentioned • Mildred was married “before she was 17” • Restaurant was “right there under the trees” with two toilets (converted house) • Mildred had an older sister, Blanche • Mildred’s boyfriend (and later second husband) was a polo player/socialite, who had fallen upon hard times • Mildred divorced her second husband, Monty, and he went off with her daughter, whom she had spoiled all her life and from whom she received no love in return MA Pierce in real life • The same name • Husband Charles W. Pierce built homes • Separated from her husband • Children (6, 2 at home in 1930s) • Ran a restaurant herself • Seaside location (Duxbury) • Husband left and although we do not know, at this time, if they divorced; he did return to sign off on MA’s property (1945 & 1946) • Started by baking donuts (DYC Golf Club was one of her customers), later baked pies. Her lemon sponge pie was a big seller • Mildred A. was (young) when she married •Restaurant was surrounded by a pine grove with picnic tables and two outdoor toilets • Mildred A. had older sisters in Canada • The gossip was that Mildred’s boyfriend became involved with her daughter We do not know if Mildred’s3 relationship with her boyfriend was over, but he did marry one of her daughters. ––– L. R. Healy
Emily Bryan, author of the forthcoming book, “Stroke of Genius” shares the spotlight with fellow authors Dalton Diaz and Marie Force. Photos by Julius A. Prince
Books of love
is character-driven, not plot-driven. Plots are fairly standard. Variety and interest are born in the variations on the theme, in the details of scene and era (which must be accurate), and most especially in the development of (usually – wink! wink!) two characters: the bright and resourceful heroine and her powerful, tenderizing consort. Neither figure can be an airhead, nor a meathead. Both must be fully dimensional, fascinating and by the end, hopelessly in love. Indeed, since every romance reader knows and loves the basic outline before the next book is even written, the art all comes into “how” they get together forever in the end, not “whether.” A few essential points: Modern romances are not your great-grandmother’s leisure reading. For most “lines” – the publisher’s grouping of authors and books by theme and style – sex is both explicit and fairly frequent. With the exception of Christian romance, a sub-genre, when the bedroom door closes (if it does) the reader now gets the rest of the story. The difference between modern romance and mere porn is clear. All three writers agreed. Romance requires relationship, real, intense, and ultimately enduring. Porn abhors relationship. Romance sex, too, is written and experienced from the standpoint of what women want, not what men imagine. Second point: As it has since Jane Austen’s masterpieces, romance requires the HEA ending: happily ever after. There are no exceptions. WB stories are despised. Those are “wall-bangers,” stories that get your hopes committed, only to dash them at the end. You throw the book against the wall. Third point: On the other hand, there’s a lot of room for variety under the romance tent. Dalton’s stories will singe your eyebrows, your fingers, and – you get the idea. Emily told me that the trade organization – Romance Writers of America – includes writers with diverse adult sexual orientations, and while the vast power of the market remains in the hands of heterosexual monogamous women and a growing number of their men, other sub-genres are embraced. Fourth point: Nobody “churns out” romances. Each author told a version of Marie’s story. It took her five years to write her first novel, and she wrote seven before her first was published. But they all agree that the support they get from one another is outstanding. They each have websites (just “google” their names), and Emily’s devotes a full seven pages to supports for aspiring writers. Yes, the market is tight for new writers, but support is there, too. Indeed, I saw it in the panel: not rivalry, but appreciation and friendship, the deepest sources (with love and spice) of the happiest endings.
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and sweaters. Mildred, in the book and the movie spoiled her daughter Veda, and Veda didn’t return any of her love and took up with Mildred’s husband, whom Mildred had just divorced. A man she had married specifically to get Veda to come home, because the daughter craved a highsociety lifestyle and Mildred’s second husband was all of that. The gossip in Duxbury indicates Mildred A. seems to have suffered a similar fate in real life. Both the women and the fictional character seem not to have been good at choosing their men, but the Mildred in the book used her men to get the things she wanted, and it would not surprise me if the
The movie version of Cain’s book starret Joan Crawford, who won an Oscar for her performance.
real Mildred A. did the same. One thing that Cain did that is a bit unusual was in his disclaimer for “Mildred Pierce” he wrote, “The locale of this book is California (author added emphasis)… the characters, however, are imaginary, as are the situations, ... they do not represent, and are
not intended to represent, actual persons, events, or places,” (specifically turning the reader away from Duxbury.) In his book “Cain X3” (three of his best-selling novels) he did not provide any disclaimer for the other two stories. Cain wrote “Mildred Pierce” in 1941, right after he was released from his screenwriter’s contract with Paramount Studios. The story was made into a movie in 1945, starring Joan Crawford. The book was not as big a success as his other two, but the movie was well received and Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her lead performance. Mildred A. Pierce sold the restaurant in 1946 and retired.
She died in 1951 at the age of 65, and is buried in Mayflower Cemetery with four of her six children. Her husband Charles W. Pierce came back to Duxbury to sign off on Mildred A.’s restaurant and house, giving his residence as “Duxbury” and referring to Mildred A. as his “wife.” We know nothing of him after that. It is hard not to love or at least empathize with Mildred after reading the book; you might put it on your book and movie list (both available at the Duxbury Free Library). And if anyone knows more about this story, we’d all love to hear it. That’s the story, fact or fiction, you decide! I’m sold!
Marie Force, author of “Love at First Flight” and “Line of Scrimmage” shares some stories with the crowd.
THE PAT PACK: The Duxbury boys’ 7th grade basketball team recently took in the Harvard/Penn basketball game. Afterwards, the boys met up with Duxbury grad (‘06) and Harvard player, Pat Magnarelli. With Magnarelli are Michael Callander, Jonathan Bartley, Christopher Armstrong, Cam Walsh, Hunter Marston, Jack Speranzini, Joey Dacey, Jared Sullivan, and Jason Cheal.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Win share of league title after Sandwich loses to Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke
The Duxbury girls’ hockey team was on the verge of capturing the SEMGHL title with two games to go in the regular season, then watched their bid for an outright championship go down the tubes in a 2-1 loss to Falmouth on Thursday night on the Cape.
Duxbury Falmouth By mike HaLLoran, sports editor sports@duxBuryCLipper.Com
Lady Dragons falter at end, but...
The Blue Knights came into the game with the league’s top two scorers in Michaela Igo (38 goals/9 assists) and Katherine O’Brien (7/27), and only needed a tie to capture the crown outright. It didn’t take Sandwich long to get on the board, as O’Brien took advantage of a defensive mistake in the Duxbury end less than three minutes into the game. A shot from the point was headed toward goaltender Julia Hannon, but deflected off the stick of a Duxbury defender, putting Hanlon in a defenseless position and allowing O’Brien to put her shot into an empty net for a 1-0 lead. The Lady Dragons would get two power play chances in the second half of the first period, failing to capitalize
Sports Editor Mike Halloran • email@example.com
Having beaten the Clippers by a 5-3 score to start the New Year, the Lady Dragons knew their hosts weren’t going to be pushovers. Little did they
SHE’S A FRESHMAN: Lily Connolly tries to jam the puck past Sandwich goaltender Kells Casey.
ROBBED: Kells Casey stops Molly O’Sullivan in close during Saturday’s 2-2 tie.
realize that despite their dominance (46-16 shots on net), putting the puck in the net was the only thing that mattered. Playing a scoreless tie through two periods, the Lady Dragons finally put one on the scoreboard when Briana Connolly broke the tie in the first minute of the third period. Duxbury would hold onto its precarious lead for most of the period until there was less than seven minutes to go in the game. Falmouth would tie it at 1-1, and Shalyn Callahan would score the game-winner on a break-away with 3:17 to go. It was a damaging loss for the Lady Dragons, who now needed a win over Sandwich to share the league title.
on the first, but scoring on the second when freshman Hannah Murphy beat Sandwich goaltender Kells Casey by putting in a rebound on a shot from the corner with 3: 42 left in the period. The second period started with Duxbury on a roll, as Murphy’s blast was just wide of the net and a 2-on-1 breakaway was foiled by Casey. A Sandwich power-play at 9:53 killed the Lady Dragons’ momentum, but Connolly came out of the box as the penalty ended and almost beat Casey for the go-ahead goal. Connolly continued to be a pest, as she went in alone at the 7:35 mark, and almost ended her extended shift by jamming one past Casey.
Connolly’s next shift proved far more fruitful, as Murphy rushed through center ice and split the Sandwich defense, firing on net and having the rebound come out to her linemate, who beat Casey for the go-ahead goal with 5:21 to go in the period. It took just six seconds for Sandwich to get a chance to tie the game when they went on the power-play. Forty seconds later they had a two-man advantage when the Duxbury defense was called for holding. Great penalty killing by junior defensemen Keri Gould and Olivia McCarthy, along with sophomore forward Mary Margaret Donovan, kept the Blue Knights off the board and preserved Duxbury’s 2-1 lead after two periods.
Play was up and down to start the third period until Sandwich went on the powerplay with 10:37 to go. With the puck along the right boards, a centering pass came flying thru the face-off circle and found the stick of a Sandwich forward, who was all alone in front, but unable to corral the puck. Just 5:19 remained in the game when the Blue Knights tied it up with a long clearing pass from the defensive zone that found its way to the left wing side. A pass to the slot beat Hannon and the game was tied at 2-2. Molly O’Sullivan had a golden opportunity with 4:25 to go when she broke down the left wing and was stopped by Casey, and with 2:53 to go Sandwich got a lucky break when no call was made after one of their forwards fell on a loose puck in the crease. The tie gave Sandwich the league crown temporarily, but
they let it slip away when they lost to Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke on Sunday and now will have to settle for a share of the league crown along with the Lady Dragons. Duxbury will now wait for the pairings for the MIAA Division II tournament that will be announced on Friday. “We came out tight tonight,” said Coach Friend Weiler. “You can’t do that against a strong team like Sandwich, and when we did have our chances, we didn’t capitalize. We’ll learn from this game and hopefully it will make us better for the tournament. We also have to realize that we need to stay out of the penalty box, because the room for error is so minute, that it can cost you when you play a team like Sandwich. However, I do want to give them all the credit in the world. They played a solid game and they won when they had to.”
GETTING A SECOND CHANCE: Hannah Murphy gets in position to pick up her rebound. Photos by Mike Halloran
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Dragons Winter Sports Schedule
Schedule revised as of Feb. 15
64-35 72-47 77-72 64-50 59-56 71-69 62-40 69-57 50-30 57-42 60-47 66-54 70-52 61-45 65-64 64-61 68-65 62-61 72-55 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 5-3 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 10-3 11-3 12-3 12-4 13-4 14-4 15-4 TBA 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 1-4 1-5 2-5 2-6 3-6 4-6 4-7 4-8 5-8 6-8 7-8 8-8 9-8 9-9 9-10 10-10 10-11 3:00 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 10-1 11-1 12-1 – – – 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-07-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 11-0-1 – – Dec. 15 Dec. 23 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 13 Feb. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 23 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 13 Feb. 12 Dec. 16 Dec. 19 Dec. 23 Dec. 26 Dec. 28 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 Jan. 6 Jan. 9 Jan. 11 Jan. 16 Jan. 18 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Dec. 12 Dec. 16 Dec. 19 Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 Jan. 6 Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 16 Jan. 18 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Dec. 19 Jan. 6 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Jan. 30 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 23 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 23 Dec. 28 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Jan. 23 Jan. 23 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 BOYS BASKETBALL Dux over Silver Lake Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over Dartmouth Dux over Marshfield Marshfield over Dux Dux over North Quincy Dux over Hingham Dux over Rockland Dux over Hanover Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Dux over Pembroke Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Scituate Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over North Quincy Dux over Hingham Dux over Oliver Ames Marshfield GIRLS BASKETBALL Silver Lake over Dux Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux New Bedford over Dux Dux over Sandwich Notre Dame over Dux Dux over North Quincy New Bedford over Dux Dux over Hingham Dux over Rockland Hanover over Dux Notre Dame over Dux Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Dux over Pembroke Dux over Martha’s Vineyard Dux over Silver Lake Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over North Quincy Hingham over Dux Sandwich BOYS TRACK Hingham over Dux Dux over Scituate Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Quincy All-League Meet GIRLS TRACK Hingham over Dux Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux ties Silver Lake Dux over Quincy All-League Meet BOYS ICE HOCKEY Dux ties St. John’s (S) Dux over Barnstable Dux over North Quincy Weymouth over Dux Dux over Marshfield Dux over Hanover Norwood over Dux Pembroke over Dux Coyle-Cassidy over Dux Williams over Dux Dux over Medford Marshfield over Dux Hingham over Dux Dux ties B-R Braintree over Dux Scituate over Dux Dux ties Xaverian Austin Prep over Dux BC High Cape Cod Classic GIRLS ICE HOCKEY Dux over Marshfield Barnstable over Dux Dux over Martha’s Vineyard Dux over Canton Dux over Lincoln-Sudbury Dux over Falmouth Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over Scituate Dux over Sandwich Dux ties Marshfield Dux over Wellesley Dux over Barnstable Hingham over Dux Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over Scituate Dux over Martha’s Vineyard Falmouth over Dux Dux ties Sandwich Cougar Classic-Bay View (RI) Cougar Classic WRESTLING Patriot League Individual Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over Scituate North Andover over Dux Framingham over Dux Waltham over Dux Hingham over Dux Hanover over Dux Dux over North Quincy Dux over Somerset Dux over Rockland BR over Dux Silver Lake South Sectionals/ Team South Sectionals/ Individual States 57-43 73-27 59-41 58-42 79-21 – 62-38 – 61-49 50-50 62-38 – 2-2 8-3 5-0 5-2 5-3 3-2 3-2 5-2 5-3 5-1 4-1 4-1 5-2 5-5 4-3 3-1 1-1 4-1 Falmouth Falmouth 3-0 2-1 6-0 7-2 4-1 5-3 6-2 9-0 4-1 3-3 3-0 3-2 4-2 2-0 9-2 10-1 2-1 2-2 Rockland Rockland 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 – 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-3-1 1-3-1 – 0-0-1 1-0-1 2-0-1 2-1-1 3-1-1 4-1-1 4-2-1 4-3-1 4-4-1 4-5-1 5-5-1 5-6-1 5-7-1 5-7-2 5-8-2 5-9-2 5-9-3 5-10-3 TBA TBA 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-1-1 9-1-1 10-1-1 10-2-1 11-2-1 12-2-1 13-2-1 13-3-1 13-3-2 12:15 TBA
Dragons open with IAABO win over OA
A big come-from-behind win over Hingham (62-61) on Thursday night has the Dragons on a roll as they get ready for post-season play. The momentum from that win carried over to Sunday night when Duxbury cruised to a 72-55 win over Oliver Ames in the first round of the IAABO Tournament at Bridgewater State College.
Duxbury Oliver Ames By mike HaLLoran, sports editor sports@duxBuryCLipper.Com
STRONG TO THE HOOP: Duxbury’s Billy Curley drives past Oliver Ames’ Nick Bruha on his way to two of his 12 points.
39-32 45-42 53-26 72-59 59-56 58-33 47-35 59-28 52-40 52-49 66-50 53-28 54-23 51-35 47-35 48-31 47-34 38-34 45-43 65-45 50-47 Away
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 44-32 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 57-45 Dux over Hingham 67-34 Dux over Quincy 49-32 Dux over Silver Lake 47-34 Dux over Randolph 60-38 Dux over Norwell 58-34 Dux over Cohasset 46-24 Dux over Scituate 55-37 B.C. High over Dux 85-77 Dux over Nantucket 94-88 Dux over Barnstable 95-53 All-League Meet 1st Patriot League Swimming 1st South/Central Sectionals 13st GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 62-36 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 60-28 Dux over Hingham 57-40 Dux over Quincy 56-37 Dux over Silver Lake 57-43 Dux over Randolph 60-40 Dux over Norwell 54-48 Dux over Cohasset 53-36 Dux over Scituate 57-32 Dux over Nantucket 99-67 Dux ties Barnstable 85-85 All-League Meet 1st Patriot League Swimming 1st South/Central Sectionals 2nd
Oliver Ames (11-6) is rated as the #9 team in the Boston Globe’s South rankings, while the Dragons (14-4) don’t even draw a mention. After Sunday
scoring five points in the final three minutes and combining with senior C.J. Cote to narrow the gap to 17-15 at the end of the first quarter. OA’s running game had been giving Duxbury fits, but it started to slow down midway through the second quarter when the Dragon defense took over and controlled the boards. A Kindregan basket with four minutes left in the half turned the game around, as the Dragons were off and running the rest of the night. Seven points by Brian Grossman in the final three minutes seemed to take the Tigers out of their game, as Duxbury went to the locker room with a 35-30 halftime lead. Duxbury opened the second half with a 10-5 run, fu-
3rd – 45-25 0-1 44-9 1-1 72-0 1-2 43-21 1-3 53-24 1-4 42-36 1-5 39-34 1-6 57-21 2-6 40-36 3-6 33-30 4-6 65-4 4-7 Away 7:00 4th – – Marshfield
IT PAYS TO BE TALL: 6’7” Aaron Kramer reaches over the outstretched arms of Ethan Miller and Mason Pires for a rebound.
DHS Athletic Department • 781-934-7668
Lacrosse Boosters Meeting
Duxbury Lacrosse Boosters will meet on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Teacher’s Lounge at DHS. Parents of all high school lacrosse players (varsity, JV and freshmen) are welcome and encouraged to attend. The lacrosse season is right around the corner and the Lacrosse Boosters is working hard to support the whole program. Please come and find out what is in store for the spring season. It is a great group of active parents, so come and join our team. The first varsity game is scheduled for March 31. Please call Gale Willauer at 781-934-2599 with any questions.
Anyone/group wishing to use the playing fields in Town must submit an application to the Recreation Department. Applications can be obtained on the Recreation Department’s website: town.duxbury. ma.us/recreation or by calling the office at 934-7034.
night’s win, Duxbury might now get some notice. The Dragons had a definite height advantage on the Tigers, and the officials took note early, as they whistled Aaron Kramer for two fouls in the first minute and a half, oblivious to the fact that the 6’7” center was quite taller than his defenders. It wasn’t just Kramer who was the subject of the officials’ wrath, but all the Dragons took the abuse, as Duxbury was hit with 10 fouls in the first quarter, while OA was assessed one. Despite being saddled with early fouls, the Dragons actually led until the Tigers went on a 7-0 run to take a 13-8 lead. Junior forward Connor Kindregan came off the bench and contributed immediately,
eled in large part by Kramer’s seven points and tight defense inside. OA crept to within six at 47-41 with two minutes left in the third quarter, but Billy Curley and Kramer produced a 6-0 run for a 12-point lead with eight minutes to go. Ethan Miller got the deficit below double digits when he opened the final quarter with three points, but a 6-0 Duxbury run put it back to 59-45 with just over four minutes remaining. Kramer would control the boards the rest of the way, putting him at the foul line on three occasions for seven points and a 68-53 lead with 1:46 to go. The senior had a big night for the Dragons with 22 points, while Grossman (15) and Curley (12) were also instrumental in the win.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
There was a sign of relief on the faces of the Lady Dragons, as they took the floor against Hingham on Friday night in Duxbury.
By mike HaLLoran, sports editor sports@duxBuryCLipper.Com
Lady Dragons can’t get by Harborwomen in home finale
By mike HaLLoran, sports editor sports@duxBuryCLipper.Com
Having qualified for postseason play with a 64-45 win over North Quincy two nights earlier, Coach Mark Dunn’s girls were all smiles in the pre-game warm-ups, knowing they had accomplished a goal that few thought was possible. It was also senior night for Duxbury, and Nikki Worthman had the stage to herself in the pre-game ceremonies, as she is the only senior on the squad. Having beaten the Harborwomen earlier in the season with a 52-40 win in Hingham, Duxbury was hoping for
UNTOUCHABLE: Duxbury’s Michela North gets her shot off over the outstretched arms of Allison Hoffman and Kaitlyn Smith.
of the first period. Junior Maggie Dunn and North would open the second quarter to give Duxbury a 1310 lead, only to see Hingham
SENIOR NIGHT: Nikki Worthman, along with her mom, Alana, was Photos by Mike Halloran honored prior to the game.
a season sweep, along with a morale boost heading into the play-offs. Freshman Michela North got her team off and running in the first couple of minutes, teaming with Worthman for a 6-2 lead. However, Hingham’s Sarah Fisher showed she would be a problem all night long, as she scored all of her team’s 10 first-quarter points to give the visitors a 10-9 lead at the end
rally and go ahead, as the score went back and forth for most of the second quarter. Junior Devon Tsinzo nailed a three-pointer and North followed with another basket for a 23-17 lead with 2:01 left in the half for Duxbury’s biggest lead of the night. However, the Harborwomen responded with a six-point run in the final two minutes and tied the game at 23-23 at halftime.
Fisher would can a pair of baskets to open the second half for a 27-23 lead, giving Hingham a lead they would never relinquish. Every time Duxbury got close, Hingham would respond, as the lead never got to more than three points the rest of the third quarter. Holding a 38-36 lead to open the fourth quarter, Fisher and Katharine Alger opened the lead to six points before Maggie Norton broke their six-point streak at 42-38. Hingham was starting to pull away, as a 6-2 run put the score at 48-40 with four minutes remaining. Duxbury rallied with a North free throw and baskets by Tsinzo and Norton to cut the lead to 48-45 with 1:40 left on the clock, only to watch as senior Alicia Maccarrone hit a basket in the closing seconds for an insurmountable fivepoint lead. North had a big game for the Lady Dragons with 20 points, while Fisher torched the hosts for 26 points. After taking on Sandwich on Monday night, Duxbury will know wait for the announcement of the Division II South Sectional pairings to be made on Thursday.
Senior Matt Fuchs (DHS ’06) and his Yale University lacrosse team will open their season on February 27 when they entertain Holy Cross … Boston College senior Kristyn Roth (DHS ’06) finished 2nd in the 200-yard medley relay, 100-yard backstroke, and the 400-yard freestyle relay in the Eagles’ 205-93 trouncing by Boston University earlier this month… Gettysburg College junior Jack Bostrom (DHS ’07) won his exhibition match over Jack Maselli of Stevens Bostrom Institute, 11-5, on Saturday in Gettysburg, PA… Junior Terry Woods (DHS ’06) scored his team-leading 14th goal of the season to go along with 15 assists, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Babson from absorbing a 3-1 loss to Middlebury on Saturday afternoon in Wellesley… Junior Evan Novakowski (DHS ’07) and his Bucknell University 4x400-meter relay team posted a new mark on the program’s all-time leaderboard, winning the event in 3:19.11 to meet the IC4A qualifying stanNovakowski dard… Sophomore Sean McCarthy (Roxbury Latin ‘08) assisted on Trinity’s fourth goal of the game in a wild 6-4 win over Colby on Saturday in CT…Freshman Mark Brust (DHS ’09) scored 21 points on 10 for 13 shooting in leading Bates to a 64-55 win over Tufts on Saturday afternoon in Lewiston, ME… Duke senior Max Quinzani (DHS ’06) scored 4 goals to extend his scoring streak to 47 games, as the #2-ranked Blue Devils needed to come from behind Brust twice to beat #19-ranked Bucknell, 12-11, in OT. There were 7000 fans on hand at McEachern HS in Powder Springs, GA that witnessed the game. Duke hosts #9 Notre Dame on Saturday… Senior defender Betsy Sauer (DHS ’06) and her #5-ranked Duke Blue Devil lacrosse team opened their season with a 16-6 pasting of the University of Denver on Friday in NC… Freshman Quinn Cully (DHS ’09) and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse team will travel to Duke Sauer on Saturday to open their season against the Blue Devils.
Youth Softball Registration
Registration is now open for grades 1-12 for the 2010 DYS Spring Season. Grades 3 and up must supply their own helmets, but for anyone purchasing a helmet, free fittings will be offered. Our Winter Clinic Session II is over 45% full, but there is still time to register. Our free pitching clinics successfully continue on Saturdays. Go to duxburyyouthsoftball.org for all details and registration.
DRAWING A CROWD: Michela North has plenty of company during Thursday night’s loss.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Plans underway for Hall of Fame dinner
The DHS Boosters Club is in the process of making plans for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony that will take place on Saturday, May 8 at the Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth. The classes of 2008 and 2009 will be honored in a joint ceremony that is a major fundraiser for the Boosters. Tickets for the event are $35 and will be available in March by contacting Sheila Tenaglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bearup wins USTA-NE award
Duxbury’s Jeff Bearup has been honored by the United States Tennis AssociationNew England as the recipient of the 2009 William Freedman award, presented to the person who made an outstanding contribution to the development of junior tennis throughout his or her career. This award, given in memory of William Freedman, was first awarded in 1969 and will be presented at the USTA-New England’s annual award ceremony that takes place in Marlboro next month. USTA-New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-forprofit organization boasting more than 33,000 members and committed to promoting The Board of Directors of Duxbury Youth Baseball is pleased to announce open registration for the 2010 spring baseball season. Anyone wishing to play spring baseball must register online through Sunday, Feb. 28 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
A NIGHT FOR THE STARS: Duxbury’s Brian Grossman, Maggie Norton, Aaron Kramer, Michela North and Mike Sullivan pose prior to Friday night’s Patriot League All-Star game played at Whitman-Hanson.
Duxbury youth baseball mandatory leveling day
Duxbury Youth Baseball will hold a mandatory leveling day for all kids registered to play in either the AAA (9-10 year olds/Grades 3 & 4) or Majors (11-12 year olds/Grades 5 & 6) leagues on Saturday, March 13 at the Duxbury High School Gymnasium. All kids registered to play are required to attend, regardless of whether they have previously played in these leagues. The leveling day is not a tryout. Its purpose is to evaluate fielding, hitting, throwing and pitching skill levels so there is a fair and equitable distribution of talent among the teams. All players will be placed on a team – there are no “cuts”. Players should bring their glove and attend a session (which will last approximately one hour), in accordance with the following schedule: AAA Sessions: 9 and 10-year olds (Grades 3 & 4) whose last name begins with: A–G 8:00 a.m. H–P 9:00 a.m. Q–Z 10:00 a.m. Majors Sessions: 11 and 12-year olds (Grades 5 & 6) whose last name begins with: A–G Noon H–P 1:00 p.m. Q–Z 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend the session at your assigned
time, please attend one of the other time slots allocated for your league. If your child cannot attend the leveling day, please notify the appropriate commissioner via email with your child’s name and his/her coach’s name from last season. Contact information for commissioners may be found on the Duxbury Youth Baseball website: www.duxburyyouthbaseball.com. If you have not yet registered your son or daughter for spring baseball, please do so by visiting the website. Registration (without a late fee) ends February 28, 2010.
and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, log on to ustanewengland.com.
Spring baseball registration
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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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Duxbury wrestling team may not have crowned a champion at Saturday’s Division II South Sectionals held at North Attleboro High School, but there certainly were some surprises for the Dragons. One of those surprises was sophomore Mikkel Linskey, who pinned his way to the finals in the 130 lbs. weight class. After pinning Milton’s Ryan Madden in the first round, Linskey upset the #2 seed in Nauset’s Jarrod Olson with a third- period pin. That set up a rematch with Silver Lake sophomore Dominic Vito, who Linskey had pinned in a recent Patriot League match. Linskey’s single-leg takedown was working, and he quickly earned a first-period takedown. Working off his new-found confidence from
By Wendy Genereux, CLipper ContriButor
Eight wrestlers head to states
10 decision and the championship. Another surprise for Duxbury was senior captain Robert Kates, who has battled injuries all season in the 125 lbs. weight class. The senior captain won a close 3-0 decision over Nauset’s Joey Battista in the quarterfinals, only to face the #2 seed in W-H’s Colin McSweeney in the semi finals. Kates had seemingly hit a roadblock, having lost twice by pin at the hands of the talented Panther grappler. However, Kates was determined to put the past behind him, believing that the third time is indeed the charm. Kates got the first takedown, and mounted a 6-2 lead before McSweeney was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, giving the Duxbury captain two more points en route to a 14-8 upset win. Kates lost 5-2 in the finals to tler could get any back points, but Cordeiro pulled away with two takedowns and an escape, while Donoghue could only muster two escapes in the second and third periods. With the 7-4 loss, Donoghue earned another second-place finish for Duxbury. Senior captain John McGeady came into Sectionals as the #4 seed, and took home a third-place finish for Duxbury in the 160 lbs. weight class. McGeady pinned Oliver Ames sophomore Matt Harding in the quarterfinals, only to be pinned by Nauset’s Eric Zavalcofsky in the semi-finals. McGeady fought his way back to the medal round by pinning Marshfield’s Jake Ryan and W-H’s Chris Kallum, who had beaten the Duxbury senior captain twice before by pin. Junior Pat Donovan had a seesaw time of it in the 140 lbs. weight class. Donovan pinned Sharon’s Russell Lock in the first round, but lost a tough 7-6 decision to North Attleboro’s Shane Devlin in the quarterfinals. In the consolation bracket, Donovan won a 5-0 decision over Sandwich’s Jon Sauder, and benefited by an injury default in his next match. With third place on the line, Donovan had a re-match with Devlin, but the Duxbury grappler didn’t have enough in the tank, losing by a 14-5 major decision, giving him a fourth-place finish. Another surprise for Duxbury was freshman hopeful Jake Genereux, who came into Sectionals as the #3 seed in the 112 lbs. weight class. Unfortunately for the freshman grappler, after winning by pin in the quarterfinals, he faced North Attleboro’s Shane LeBlanc in the semifinals. Leblanc, the eventual 112-lbs. champion, went on to a 10-1 major decision. Next up for Genereux was Marshfield junior Josh Fitzpatrick. After the Ram grappler got the first takedown, Genereux went ahead 6-2 with two sets of back points. The Duxbury freshman appeared to be cruising along when he got too high on top, and was rolled to his back, and pinned. Genereux rallied with a pin of his own,
Senior captain and two-time Sectional champion Tim Donoghue closed out his remarkable wrestling career in the 119 lbs. weight class with a second-place finish at Sectionals, and was named a Patriot League All-Star for the third consecutive year.
Photos by Jim Tarbox
but the talented freshman had to settle for a disappointing fifth-place finish. In addition, earning fifth place finishes for Duxbury were freshman Nick Kates (103) and senior Conor Clark (152). Kates showed resilience after losing in the first round by pin to Stoughton’s Steve Colling. In the consolation bracket, Kates won by a 14-4 major decision over W-H’s Brody DeMinico, but lost a 6-1 decision to Somerset’s #2-seed Darrell Shing. Kates’ day was not done, as he hung on to beat North Attleboro’s Cam Burns with a 2-0 decision, giving him a well-
deserved fifth-place finish. Clark also took a similar but more difficult path en route to a respectable fifth-place finish. The Duxbury senior won a 5-1 decision over Somerset’s Sean Angelini, only to lose by pin in the quarterfinals to WH’s Derek Cavender. In the consolation bracket, Clark pinned Silver Lake’s Brian Scolomerio and beat Plymouth North’s Brandon Parks with a 12-6 decision. Clark then lost by pin to Nauset’s Dan D’Amour, but came back to pin Milton’s Ryan Barrett, giving him a shot at competing in the D2 States this Friday in Marshfield.
Junior Pat Donovan led the team in takedowns this season. The football and lacrosse player showed his athleticism on the mat in the 140 lb. weight class, finishing fourth at Sectionals.
his previous match, Linskey recorded his third pin of the day, giving him a spot in the finals against the #1 seeded Mike MacNeil of Marshfield. This time Linskey met his match, having lost to MacNeil at the team Sectionals last week. MacNeil jumped out to a quick lead, and extended it to 12-5 in the third period. However, the never-say-die Linskey closed the gap to 12-7 with a set of back points. With the Duxbury faithful on its feet, Linskey turned the Ram grappler again, and appeared to have the pin and the win, but he did not get the call. The near fall was not enough, as MacNeil hung on to win a 12-
North Attleboro’s Joe Krzyzek to take second. Senior captain Tim Donoghue went into the Sectionals as a two-time champion in the 103 lbs. weight class, but this time he was hoping for the same result at 119 lbs. The #1 seeded Donoghue barely broke a sweat on his way to the finals, winning by technical fall over Nauset’s Peter Botford, and by a 26-second pin over Oliver Ames junior Max Jacobs in the semi finals. That set up a rubber match between Donoghue and Sandwich senior captain Sam Cordeiro in the finals. Donoghue got the first takedown, but Cordeiro tied the match up with a reversal. Neither wres-
Senior captain Robert Kates overcame a tough season in the 125 lbs. weight class with a second place finish at the DII South Sectionals. Kates also qualified for States as a sophomore.
Freshman Jake Genereux was a force in and around the league in the 112 lb weight class, registering 22 wins against 5 losses in the regular season, while also being named a Patriot League All-Star.
Girls finish second in South/Central Sectionals
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ellie Johnson competes in the 100 yard breastroke.
Kaitlin Buckley takes third place in the 100 yard backstroke.
HAPPY DAY FOR SWIMMERS: The girls swim team turned in a great performance by finishing second behind swimming powerhouse, Gardner High School. Pictured are: Kaitlin Buckley (with trophy), Emily Hutchinson, Krista Librett. Middle: Coach Lauren Brown, Ellie Johnson, Sarah Goldberg and Shelby Rader. Back: Coach Craig Doloff, Coach Jay Craft, Samantha Tougas, Laura Husted and Caroline McSherry.
Sam Tougas does a reverse off the one-meter board.
Duxbury’s winning 400 freestyle relay team joins Coach Jay Craft, and includes Sarah Goldberg, Kaitlin Buckley, Emily Hutchinson and Shelby Rader.
Kaitlin Buckley swims the butterfly lap in the medley relay.
It was another first-place finish for Duxbury’s 200 freestyle team that includes Sarah Goldberg, Laura Husted, Emily Hutchinson and Caroline McSherry.
Shelby Rader leads off with the backstroke in the medley relay.
Krista Librette swims the backstroke.
Sam Tougas finished sixth in diving.
Photos by Karen Goldberg
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”
Is Your Attic Overflowing? Is it becoming as cluttered as your basement? Advertise your yard sale in this space and turn those useless items into a special treat for yourself or family.
Oriental Rug Beautiful pastel Kerman oriental rug, 19’ x 11’. Light green field, beige pastel center medallion, beige border with pastel colors. No dealers. Appraised for $10,000. Best offer. 508-830-9376.
Cherry China Cabinet Pristine condition. Interior lighting. Glass shelves on top and storage drawers on the bottom. $600 or best offer. Must see to be appreciated, the picture does not do it justice. Please call 781-248-7278. Duxbury Estate Sale Feb. 25, 26, 27, 10-5. 103 Clearwater Dr., off Autumn Ave. Includes: fine upholstered cherry camelback sofa, green plaid sofa, upholstered club and wing chairs, Pennsylvania House mahogany highboy, Scandinavian teak, oak dropleaf and Pottery Barn trestle tables, grandfather clock, lawn wicker patio furniture, handpainted folding screen, maple and early English bureaus, Victorian corner whatnot, multi drawer cabinets, etc. Roomsize and scatter braided and oriental rugs, pocket watches and some jewelry, much glass, china, linens, pewter, early pink lustre, primitives, fire nozzles, framet yacht and Duxbury prints, artwork, fireplace tools, gas dryer, weedwackers, ladders, wheelbarrow, yard ornaments, household, and much more. No early birds. Power Wheelchair Model Action Power 9000. $700. Please call 781-447-5766. Replacement Windows Brand new replacement windows still in the crate. Purchased at Horner Mill Work in Pembroke. Call 508-747-0094. Oriental Rug Sale Feb. 1-Feb. 24. Huge inventory reduction sale. We are slashing the prices on all handmade Oriental Iranian rugs 40-75%. Room size, staircase, runners, area rugs. Heriz, Sarouk, Joshagon, Tabriz to name a few. Handwashing, expert repairs on rugs & tapestries, refringing, reweaving & overcasting. Oriental Express Iranian Oriental Rugs, 45 Depot Street, Duxbury. 781-934-5100, 781-640-5100.
iscover a lost treasure. Find a new home or a used car. Land a new job or a large fish. Clean your gutters or stretch your mind. Tune your piano. Tame your computer. Find a painter, a petsitter or a property manager. Market your summer cottage or your cottage industry. Sell the couch, buy the treadmill. Learn Spanish, algebra or a new operating system. Hire a yard service. Host a yard sale. Take sailing lessons. Buy a sailboat. Peddle your putters. Plug your Persian. Pitch your piccolo. Clean out the house. Find a housecleaner. Buy the puppy, sell the rugs. Trim your hedges, your hems, or your sails. Buy some firewood. Have a firesale. Sell the antiques in your attic. Sell the whole darn house. If it rocks, rolls, motors, meows pedals, putters, swings, sings, barks, brakes, sails or shakes, you can find-it, buy-it, swap-it, sell-it, hire-it, hawk-it, or trade-it in the Clipper Classifieds. One Small Town. One Big World.
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.
Chubby Coal Stove Holds 25 lbs., 10 hour burn or log 15” L x 5” diameter. Includes accessories. $295. Call 781-447-5916.
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Baldwin Baby Grand Piano Circa 1931. Recently tuned and refurbished. Comes with matching bench. Excellent condition. Asking $3500, but are willing to negotiate. All proceeds going to Haitian mission and orphanage. Please call Laurie, 508-944-1598.
Entertainment Center Hooker solid maple entertainment center. Excellent condition. 57(l) x 54"(h) x 22(d) overall dimensions with 28" x 28" area for TV, plus shelving for media equipment, and two lower drawers. $300. 781-934-0241.
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. Ethan Allen Dining Room Set Seats 6. Four captains chairs, 2 ladderbacks. Oak pedestal octagonal table in very good condition. Additional leaf for extra seating. $500 or best offer. Call 781-934-0615.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Climbing the Career Ladder
Wanted: Power Point Expert Looking for an individual with extensive Power Point experience to tutor 2 professionals about PP as well as assist in the development of sales marketing materials. Call 917-912-5178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Home Health Care Agency Local agency looking for CNAs, home health aides and homemakers. Full and part-time. For more information, call 339-933-2657 (cell).
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Tutoring Elementary, intermediate, high school. Remediate, review, advance. Certified classroom teacher, Masters in education and organization. Support w/all curriculum including reading, language arts, study skills, time management, test taking and SAT prep. Physicist available for high school math and science. 508-830-0305. Geriatric Care Does your loved one need a little pick-me-up? For over 25 years, I have worked with the elderly as a medical assistant, CNA, hairdresser, fitness instructor and massage therapist. I have combined all my experiences into one service called “A Day of Beauty and Relaxation.” Call Kathy, 781-888-5836. Lene’s Cleaning Will clean your house, office, or place of business. Reliable and efficient. Good local references. Please call anytime to set up an appointment. 774-269-2177 or 508-317-7753. 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. Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A local service. Windows start at $5 each. Also, repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install gutter screens. Also, repair window and door screens. (A great gift idea!) I answer my phone. Cell 508-523-9927. 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. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. Denia Cleaning Service 50% off first visit. Doing the best for you. Available for residential and commercial. Offering affordable weekly, bi-weekly and monthly rates. Reliable, careful, and honest attention to detail. Excellent references, call 781-664-7238.
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Child Care - Duxbury Children’s Hospital RN specializing in infants, multiples and preemies. Flexible hours, reasonable rates. References available. Available March 1. Call Cheryl, 781-585-5849. The Paint Saint Professional interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, power washing and window washing. Best prices and service always with a smile. Will paint your home like it was our own. Call Andrew for your free estimate. 781-264-3628. House Cleaning Home and/or office cleaning. Many years of experience. References available. Free estimates. Call 508-746-0764 or 781-336-3533. Interior/Exterior House Painting Excellent local references, great winter prices. Call Paul’s Professional Painting, 781-424-8916.
Apartments For Rent Duxbury. One BR, $960. 2 BR, 2 bath with washer/dryer. $1300. Call 781-264-2476. House to Share Antique home on 2.5 acres near Rt. 3, beach, school and Village Center. Furnished, freshly painted bedroom, $625 per month (first and last); includes utilities (A/C), WIFI, cable, and bi-monthly housecleaning. Call 781-934-6432, or email email@example.com. Non-smoker please. Available March 15. Duxbury Marketplace Office space for rent. 2-4 room office suites ranging from 400 sq. ft. to 1000 sq. ft. Efficient layouts, clean with new interior finishes. Call for details, 978-921-1919. NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Duxbury Office For Rent Prime Village location. Beautiful recently renovated first floor offices in historic Millbrook Village area. Modern, well-maintained building. Excellent location, near markets and Rte. 3. Multiple office suite of approximately 1000 sq. ft., or smaller single offices available starting at $300 per month. Includes all utilities. 781-934-9867. Kingston Rental Wanted Family of four seeks 3-4 BR Kingston yearly rental. Good credit and local references. Please call 617-797-6447 or 941-412-1291. Duxbury Rental Three bedroom Cape for rent on quiet 3+ acre lot. One mile from Rt. 3. Very clean. Available immediately. $1900 plus utilities. 781-760-0628 School Vacation Condo Ski Vermont at Pico. Sunday Thursday, $760; Friday - Saturday $500. email@example.com Charming 3BR Duxbury House For rent. Fieldstone fireplace, 1 bath, W/D hookup, walk to schools, library, tennis courts, stores. Close to beach. Available now. $1800/mo plus utilities 1st, last and security. References and one-year lease. Summer rental possible. Sue, 781-234-8916.
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White Mountain Getaway White Mountain getaway. Lakefront 4-season cabin; two hours from Boston, one mile from slopes. Ski, tube, sled, ice fish, skate. Excellent restaurants and shopping in North Conway. Sleeps 10. From $250/night. Call 781-934-6340. Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654. Duxbury Family Seeks Rental Established Duxbury family looking for 3-4 bedroom home to rent for 1-2 years. Rent to own option is also of interest. Please call 617-688-7866. Oceanfront Summer Rental Duxbury Beach. Only one or two prime weeks left. Beautiful 4 BR, 2 bath home. Spectacular ocean views from multi decks. Fully furnished, fully appointed including washer, dryer, cable, wireless internet, grill and beach chairs. No pets, no smoking. Call Jim for terms, 508-651-2740.
Pinehills Rental Plymouth. Pinehills One Level Living! Winslowe’s View “J” model unfurnished with two bedrooms, two baths, a one-car garage and a very short walk to amenity area with pools, tennis courts, walk/jog trails, charming post office and meeting house. Back deck overlooks the 14th hole on the Nicklaus Golf Course. Rental fee Includes water, sewerage disposal, refuse removal, snow removal, recreational facilities, grounds maintenance and swimming pool. Appliances: range, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer and dryer. One and two-year leases available. Small pets O.K. with restrictions. Built: 2004; Approx. living area: 1100 square feet. Rent: $1995/month. $50 application fee includes background check. Security deposit and special pet deposit required. Contact Jeannie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-898-9744. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809. Apartment For Rent - Duxbury Modern, large 2 BR apartment in historic Millbrook Village area. Modern, well-maintained building. Excellent location, near markets, schools, and Route 3. Rent reduced to $1250 per month. No security required. 781-934-9867.
Experienced Painter Thirty years experience. Average size ceilings, $90; 10’x12’ room, $200. Wallpapering and custom finishes. Senior discounts. Interior and exterior painting. Excellent references and free estimates. Call Matt, 508-746-8115. Fully Seasoned Firewood $280/cord. Free delivery in Duxbury, Pembroke and surrounding area. Also, dead trees and downed limbs cleaned up. Wood lots cleared. Call Jay, 978-985-3362 (cell).
Music Lessons In Your Home Berklee College of Music graduate offering personalized drum, beginner piano or guitar lessons in the convenience of your home. Reasonable rates, references available. Bring in this ad for $5 off first lesson. 508-583-8503, email: email@example.com Attention Class of 2011 “The Right Fit.” With over fifteen years of high school guidance counseling experience let us help you and your high school junior begin the college search process. Choose from a variety of packages to fit your individual needs. Whether you are beginning the college search process or working to put together an appropriate list of colleges, we will help alleviate the stress and simplify the college search and application process. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org . Experienced, Patient Tutor Certified teacher, Duxbury native, available to tutor your child. Areas of specialty: Spanish, English (essay-writing/vocab strengthening), Reading (comprehension/fluency), Social Studies. Flexible hours and a respectful, patient approach. Make homework completion easier. Call Corinne, 617-909-2286
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.
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Rute Cleaner Many years of experience with excellent references. Specializing in house and office cleaning. Call anytime for free estimate. Speak with Humberto, 508-732-0182 or 774-454-4982.
Vangela Vanderleia Cleaning Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Homes, offices, restaurants. Please call Vangela, 508-692-1718 or 774-283-4546 or email email@example.com.
Year-Round 2 BR Halls Corner. Includes heat, light, washer/dryer, storage, snow removal. Call Bay Hill Realty, 508-783-8447.
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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. Cesar Construction Owner Operated. Rough framing, finish carpentry, new construction. Additions, dormers, porches, decks, basements, renovations, kitchens, baths, sunrooms, roofing. Design, architectural plans, garages, windows, painting. Bring us your ideas, we will build it. 781-664-7238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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). Piano Lessons Learn from a professional with many years of experience. Just for fun, or change your style. Music theory including improving your sight reading and/or composition skills. Classical or chord approach. All ages. BA - Linda Robinson, 781-789-6140. Firewood Cut and split 14”-16” lengths. Call Nessralla’s Farms in Marshfield, 781-834-2833, or go to our website www.nessrallas.com.
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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.
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Reading Tutor Grades K-3 Certified reading specialist with 25 years experience available after school and Saturday mornings. Patient, compassionate, and skilled at bringing out the best in every child. Diagnostic testing and skill specific, hands-on instruction. Call Deb at 781-834-7971.
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A & G Painting Commercial, residential municipal. Interior / Exterior house painting. Fully insured. Free painted ceiling in every room we wallpaper or paint. Call Angelo today for your free estimate. Office: 781-293-8767 Cell: 781-864-1540. Licensed Home Daycare Two openings in Hanson home on private cul-de-sac. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 am to 4:30 pm. All meals and snacks included. Clean, safe and loving environment. Dog-free home. Excellent references provided. Call 781-447-9272, spots will fill quickly. Moving/Estate Dispersal I sell most items; No lots too large or small. Estate and yard sale services available. Turn items into cash. Removal and appraisal services available. Call today. Ed, 781-585-8043. All services kept confidential.
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Refrigeration Restaurant and marine equipment sales and service. Fully licensed and insured. Call Keith at K. B. Guidetti Mechanical, 508-747-2180 or 508-989-1099. Serving you since 1989. Visit our website, www.kbguidetti.com 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. 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. One Day Roofing Installs Professional installation of Owens Corning shingles at a competitive price. Talk to our customers. We use contracts, get permits, install quickly, leave no mess, and manufacturers warranty. Since 1987 David McCarthy Home Improvements. 781-534-2499 Experienced PCA Personal care attendant will care for your loved one overnight, weekends included. Excellent references. Call Pat, 781-363-0239. A Couple of Cleaners Residential, commercial and one-time cleaning. Experienced, thorough and dependable. Free estimates, excellent references. Call SueAnn or David, 781-582-2167. 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. Alterations Specializing in hand sewing. Hems and repairs on your finest clothing. Please call June Lippard, 781-934-9268 or 781-254-3397. Tree Work Winter Discount on tree removal, pruning and stump grinding. Certified arborist, fully Insured and free estimates. Please call 508-866-2404 or cell, 508-524-0314.
Removal Sheds, boats, stumps, brush, pools, brick and rubble, appliances, swing sets. Insured men promptly removing junque. Many years of local service. Call Chuck T., 781-424-8844. Sweet Sue-renity Holistic Ctr. Reiki sessions 1/2hr; Ear Coning; Monday Meditation 6:30-7:30pm; Thursday Yoga 6-7pm; Breathwork classes 2/16, 7-9:30; Healing Drumming Circle 2/19, 7-9pm; Unity of Spirit Workshop 2/26, 7-9pm; 437 Webster St., (Route 123) Rockland. 781-878-HEAL(4325) More information and rates at www.sweetsuerenity.com
Planes, Train & Automobiles
2007 Honda Civic LX Silver, New condition, 25,600 miles with full manufacturer's warranty. Low miles. $14,995. Call 339-832-1893.
Firewood Fully seasoned oak. 16-18” cut/split. Half cords, $175, Quarter cords, $90. Free delivery. Stacking available. Call Greg Fairbanks, 781-585-6923. Fishing Charters Outstanding charters for striped bass & blues. Offshore tuna. Freshwater canoe trips for trout, smallmouth, largemouth bass. Bird watching excursions. Clamming trips. Flycasting lessons. Scenic bay tours. Gift Certificates. Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. 781-934-2838 www.baymenoutfitters.com Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Free estimates. Call Debbie, 781-585-8043. 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. Air Conditioning Residential and Commercial Mr. Slim ductless systems by Mitzubishi. Factory trained and certified Diamond Dealer. Fully licensed and insured. Call Keith at K. B. Guidetti Mechanical, 508-747-2180 or 508-989-1099. Keeping you comfortable since 1989. Visit our website, www.kbguidetti.com John Gallagher Interior, exterior painting and carpentry. Duxbury. Over 20 years of experience. Reasonable rates. Call John, 617-697-6451 (cell).
1985 Toyota Landcruiser Completely refurbished 4-speed, manual locking hubs, endless extras, remarkable condition. $20K or best offer. A must see one of the last great ones! Call 508-958-0455
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.
TREE & CONSTRUCTION
Pruning & Trimming Hazardous Removals Vista & Land Clearing Stump Grinding & Removals Aerial Work
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.
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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. Trailer - Like New Shorelander SLR14TL. Used 07 only. Can have rollers or bunks. Your choice. $975 or BO. Email email@example.com or call 781-585-3234.
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Association • Duxbury Police Commanders Association • Duxbury Police Dispatchers Union • Service Employees International Union, CTW-CLC Local 888 (Library Employees) • Local 2167 International Association of Firefighters A.F.L.-C.I.O. • Local 1700, Council 93, AFSCME, Duxbury DPW Employees • Local 888, SEIU, Town of Duxbury Secretaries and Clerks • Local 888, SEIU, Duxbury Professional & Supervisory Unit • Local 888, SEIU, Duxbury Professional Support Unit • Duxbury Teachers Association • Duxbury Teachers Association Unit C—Instructional Assistants • Duxbury Secretaries/Clerks Association (School) • Local 1700, AFSCME, Council 93, A.F.L.-C.I.O., School Custodians • Local 1700, AFSCME Council 93, A.F.L.-C.I.O., Duxbury School Cafeteria Unit or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen/ Town Manager/School Committee) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 4 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of
Selectmen to enter into an intermunicipal agreement for ambulance and rescue services, on terms and conditions deemed by the Board of Selectmen to be in the best interest of the Town, or take any action in relation thereto. (Fire Department /Selectmen) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 5 To see of the Town will vote to establish the Percy Walker Pool account as an enterprise fund in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53F _ , or take any other action in relation thereto. (Finance Department) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Fiscal Advisory Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 6 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be added to the Unemployment Trust Fund, or take any other action in relation thereto. (Finance Department) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 7 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to be transferred to the Birch Street Tank capital project fund to pay down temporary debt, or take any other action in relation thereto.
2003 Honda Accord Coupe Red 2003 Honda Accord coupe. Only 63,000 miles. Perfect condition. Every option. Asking $11,500. Call 781-294-4750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is an opportunity to meet with the Committee for discussion regarding the Annual Town Meeting Warrant article and debt-exclusion ballot question being proposed by the Committee for the design and construction of a new crematory/cemetery office facility at Mayflower Cemetery. Schematics of the proposed facility will be available for viewing.
Duxbury, in said County: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are directed to NOTIFY and WARN the INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF DUXBURY, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet in the Duxbury Schools Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street, in said Duxbury on SATURDAY, the THIRTEENTH day of MARCH, 2010 next, at 9:10 A.M. for a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, for the transaction of any business that may legally come before said meeting: Article 1 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Manager to transfer from available funds to appropriations previously voted at the Annual Town Meeting of March 14, 2009 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2009 for various Town Departments, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen/Town Manager) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 2 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate by transferring from available funds or from free cash, a sum of money to pay unpaid bills of previous years which may be legally unenforceable due to the insufficiency of an appropriation therefor, or take any action in relation thereto. (Town Manager) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 3 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to fund collective bargaining agreements with any one or more of the following employee organizations for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2009: • Duxbury Police
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. 2005 Toyota Prius One owner. Great gas mileage with only 38,500 miles. Very good condition. Asking $12,500. Call Mike, 781-837-0365. Selling your car or boat? For less than the cost of a tank of gas you can reach more than 10,000 potential buyers in the Clipper.Classifieds. To place your ad call 781-934-2811 or visit us on the web at www.duxburyclipper.com. 1997 Ford F150 X-Cab XLT Automatic, V8, A/C, 4WD, recent tires and brakes. 170K miles. New inspection sticker. Excellent condition. $3750. Call 617-719-9633.
TOWN OF DUXBURY COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE ANNUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION HEARING
The Duxbury Community Preservation Committee will hold its annual public information hearing in the Mural Room, Lower Level, Town Hall, 878 Tremont Street on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The Committee will present its Annual Town Meeting Warrant articles and invites public participation and discussion. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to meet the Community Preservation Committee and to express their ideas and concerns. HOLLY MORRIS Chairman
22’ Grady White 1999 Fisherman w/225 Yamaha engine. Low miles. Great condition. T top with full electronics. $30,000. Call 781-934-2671.
DUXBURY CREMATORY BUILDING COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING
There will be a public information meeting of the Duxbury Crematory Building Committee in the Helen Philbrick Room, First Floor, Duxbury Senior Community Center, 10 Mayflower Street
TOWN OF DUXBURY SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2010 AT 9:10 A.M.
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(Finance Department) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 8 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for authority to impose betterments pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapters 80 and 83, or any other enabling authority, for the sums expended pursuant to an appropriation voted by the Duxbury Town Meeting under Article 5 of the Special Town Meeting of March 10, 2007 for the purpose of repairs to the Seawalls in the Gurnet Road area and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to adopt an Order of Assessment of betterment fees within sixty days of approval of special legislation granting such authority, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Article 9 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to be transferred to an account for Salary Reserves, or take any other action in relation thereto. (Finance Department) Finance Committee Recommendation: Indefinite Postponement Article 10 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be added to the Stabilization Fund, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen) Finance Committee Recommendation: Approval Fiscal Advisory Committee Recommendation: Approval AND YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO SERVE THIS WARRANT by posting attested copies thereof as prescribed by M.G.L. Chapter 39, Section 10 and by Chapter 2, Section 2.3 of the Town of Duxbury General Bylaws, and by publishing a copy of this Warrant in a Plymouth County Newspaper, as prescribed by Article 2, Section 2.3 of the Duxbury By-Laws, at least fourteen (14) days before the time of holding said Meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of this meeting. Given under our hands this 8th day of February, 2010.
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
Case No. 09MISC 417401 To: Patrick J. Downey and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Sovereign Bank claiming to be the holder of mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 1515 Tremont Street given by Patrick J. Downey to Sovereign Bank, dated April 29, 2004, Recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 28139, Page 135 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 March 15, 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 February 01, 2010 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson, Recorder (484.0507)(2/17/2010)
County Registry of Deeds at Book 31178, Page 296 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 March 22, 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 February 2, 2010 Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER
BOARD OF SELECTMEN Elizabeth H. Sullivan, Chair Christopher R. Donato, Vice-Chair Jonathan D. Witten, Clerk
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PLYMOUTH PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT 52 Obery Street Plymouth, MA 02360 (508) 747-6204
Docket No. PL10P0152EA In the Estate of: F Sherburne Carter Jr. also known as Foster S Carter, Jr Late of: Duxbury, MA 02331 Date of Death: 11/02/2009 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed, and that Henrietta Paige Allen Carter of Duxbury, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 03/05/2010. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within thirty (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, Hon, Catherine P Sabaitis, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 8, 2010 Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
Case No. 09MISC 417256 To: Itsva Cerritos and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2007RS2 claiming to be the holder of mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 8 Candlewick Close given by Itsva Cerritos to Option One Mortgage Corporation, a California Corporation, dated December 29, 2006, Recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 33910, Page 250, 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 March 15, 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 February 01, 2010 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson, Recorder (280.9249)(2/17/2010)
TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on February 25, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. to consider the application of Island Creek Village North LLC for a special permit under Articles 400, 600, 700 and 900 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 30 Tremont Street, Parcels #110-452-003, #114-452-002 and #114-452-004 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of approximately 22.82 acres, is zoned for Residential Compatibility and is owned by Island Creek Village West and Island Creek Village East, c/o Keith Properties, Inc., 14 Page Terrace, Stoughton, MA 02072 The applicant proposes to build a 238 unit project including 108 rental units, 94 assisted living units, 7,000 square feet of commercial buildings, a clubhouse, a waste water treatment plant and a maintenance garage. 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: 2/10/10-2/17/10
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
(SEAL) To: Case No. 417698 William Irving; Susan Barbara Carrigan f/k/a Susan Irving and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. claiming to be the holder of a Mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 21 Glass Terrace given by William Irving and Susan Irving n/k/a Susan Barbara Carrigan to JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, dated July 26, 2005, and recorded with the Plymouth
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Timothy V. Hovey and Kendra V. Hovey to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Opteum Financial Services, LLC, dated April 22, 2005 and recorded at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 30390, Page 162 of which mortgage HSBC Bank USA, N.A. as Trustee for Opteum Mortgage Acceptance Corporation Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-3 is the present holder by assignment Recorded at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 35278, Page 306, for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, the mortgaged premises located at 539 Summer Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 will be sold at a Public Auction at 2:00 PM on March 16, 2010, at the mortgaged premises, more particularly described below, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: that certain parcel of land with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in Duxbury, County of Plymouth and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being described as follows: A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon, situated on the northeasterly side of Summer Street in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, being shown as lot 18 on a plan entitled, “Samoset Village, Summer & Cross Sts., Duxbury, Mass.” dated May 23, 1966, by Robert C. Bailey, Reg. Surveyor, duly recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 570 of 1966, Plan Book 14, Page 122, and bounded and described as follows: Southwesterly: by Summer Street, two hundred (200) feet; Northwesterly: by land indicated on said plan as of George E. Hagman, one hundred ninety-nine (199) feet; Northeasterly by Lot 20 and Lot 19, as shown on said plan, two hundred (200) feet; and Southeasterly by Lot 17 on said plan, two hundred three and 26/100 (203.26) feet. Containing forty thousand three hundred (40/300) square feet of land, more or less, according to said plan. For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of
enforceable encumbrances of record entitled to precedence over this mortgage, and subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, reservations and conditions of record and subject to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession. Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier's or certified check in the sum of $5,000.00 as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder (the mortgage holder and its designee(s) are exempt from this requirement); high bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or by certified check in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee's attorney, Korde & Associates, P.C., 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 c/o Sanjit S. Korde or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication.” Other terms to be announced at the sale. CitiMortgage, Inc., Korde & Associates, P.C. 321 Billerica Road Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 Mahoney, Paul F. and Patricia A., 09-055245, February 17, 2010, February 24, 2010, March 3, 2010
Peter Venti The BSC Group Loring H. Jacobs Co. Scale: 1"=40' Date: May 13,1987," which plan is recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 947 of 1987, in Plan Book 29, Page 679, et seq. Said premises are know and numbered as 12 Clark Drive For title see deed dated August 8, 2003 recorded with Plymouth County Deeds in Book 26179, Page 149. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC, P.O. Box 962169, Boston, MA 02196, Phone: (617) 502-4100 (618.0639/May)(02/03/10, 02/10/10, 02/17/10)(186448)
Deeds in Book 30390, Page 160. The premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and other municipal assessments and liens, and subject to prior liens or other enforceable encumbrances of record entitled to precedence over this mortgage, and subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, reservations and conditions of record and subject to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession. Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier’s or certified check in the sum of $5,000.00 as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder (the mortgage holder and its designee(s) are exempt from this requirement); high bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or by certified check in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee’s attorney, Korde & Associates, P.C., 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 c/o Sanjit S. Korde or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication.” Other terms to be announced at the sale. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. as Trustee for Opteum Mortgage Acceptance Corporation Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-3, Korde & Associates, P.C. 321 Billerica Road Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 (AMC 08-050964/Hovey) (02/17/10,02/24/10, 03/03/10) (187789)
MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Paul F. Mahoney and Patricia A. Mahoney to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for CitiMortgage, Inc., dated July 25, 2007 and recorded at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 34947, Page 204 of which mortgage CitiMortgage, Inc. is the present holder by assignment Recorded at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 37891, Page 222, for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, the mortgaged premises located at 110 DeLorenzo Drive, Duxbury, MA 02332 will be sold at a Public Auction at 1:00PM on March 16, 2010, at the mortgaged premises, more particularly described below, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: That certain parcel of land situated in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, described as follows: Lot 29 as shown on a plan entitled “Samoset Village, Summer & Cross Streets, Duxbury, Mass.,” dated May 23, 1966, by Robert C. Bailey, reg. surveyor, duly recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as plan no. 570 of 1966, in Plan Book 14, Page 122. Said premises are known and numbered as 110 DeLorenzo Drive. This conveyance is made subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, and other matters of record to the extent the same are in force and applicable. For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 21158, Page 86. The premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and other municipal assessments and liens, and subject to prior liens or other
MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Teresa J. May to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated February 22, 2007 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34169, Page 214 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 AM on February 25, 2010 at 12 Clark Drive, Duxbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: A certain parcel of land situated in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, described as follows: Lot 2 as shown on a plan entitled "Clark Drive Definitive Subdivision in Duxbury, Mass. Prepared for:
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