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Clipper Publisher David Cutler remembered for humor and heart
A community newspaper icon and one of Duxbury’s most tireless champions, David S. Cutler, died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. “Nobody loved Duxbury as much as David Cutler,” said Jane Lane, who worked with Cutler at the Clipper and other papers.
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‘A patriot for Duxbury’
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IN LIKE A LION: Rising waters caused the Blue Fish River to flood on Monday. Homes were threatened as the tide rose, but due to the lack of wind they were spared damage. Photo by Deni Johnson

Preservation presses on
Church windows, barn restoration top the list
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Something old, something new
Citizens got a look at eight possible futures for Duxbury High School and Middle School last Thursday as well as a glimpse at the price tag for potential projects. After months of studying the existing buildings, meeting with school staff and holding a “visioning” workshop for community members to share
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This year’s Community Preservation Fund projects will include restoration work at the First Parish Church and Issac Keene Barn, the purchase of a former cranberry bog and an affordable housing project. The Community Preservation Committee is recommending the town pay $55,000, which includes the cost of the project and some money for legal fees, out of
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School proposals range from repair work to new buildings
their hopes and goals for the schools, Don Walter and Jon Richardson of Dore & Whittier Architects Inc. presented the first real conception of what Duxbury’s middle/high school campus could look like. Options ranged from a complete renovation of the two buildings at about $74 million to a combined middle/high school building involving both
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Footprints, a youth ministry for third, fourth and fifth graders, will be hosting a scavenger hunt on Friday, March 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Holy Family parish center. This promises to be a night of fun. While working in teams, the kids will solve riddles and search for clues throughout the church. Your entrance fee is a canned good to benefit the Interfaith Council’s Easter baskets. Email your registration to Emily at kyriakides@ comcast.net. For those interested in volunteering or becoming involved with the Footprints ministry, please email Leslie at lmccdux@ comcast.net. Donations of water and desserts are great-

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First gallery talk
The Art Complex Museum’s first gallery talk of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. when Sculptor Jessica Straus, who is currently on exhibit, will discuss her work. Her distinctive sculptures prove that limitations can provide rich fodder for invention. Her “Little Red Dress” series has already generated much discussion among viewers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A cappella concert to benefit Paul Fortini Foundation
This Saturday’s Amazing A Cappella concert at the Performing Art Center will be the first official fundraiser for the Paul S. Fortini Foundation. Paul Fortini was a 2007 Duxbury High School graduate killed in an accident in New York City in 2008. The foundation co-sponsored an orchestra event last summer where an original composition dedicated to Paul was premiered. The composer, Rossano Galante, flew into Duxbury to oversee the premier. This foundation will help kick start the new foundation’s efforts to supplement the high school’s music and drama programs –– two passions near and dear to Paul’s heart. Paul’s father, Ken Fortini, said he doesn’t want the foundation to focus on small scholarships, or to replace things that the school should be providing, like textbooks. Instead, he hopes to be able to provide additional arts enrichment outBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

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side the school’s program. “We hope to provide tools and experiences to music and drama students outside of the school budget,” he said. “What I hope is that our foundation will be the same mission, but complementary to, the Duxbury Education Foundation.” The idea for the a cappella night (a cappella groups sing without instrumentation) came from Brooke Teittinen, whose father Dave is on the foundation’s board. Brooke, a classmate of Paul Fortini’s, is in an a cappella group at Trinity College and thought it would make a great fundraiser. Ken Fortini hopes the evening will become an annual event and the foundation’s signature fundraiser. “In time we hope to do a lot of good in town,” he said. “This foundation came out of something bad, all we’re trying to do is have something good come out of something bad.” In the years to come, Paul Fortini’s love of the arts may bring joy to many Duxbury students.

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“Paul was all about new ideas, and trying to make the best of your talents,” Fortini said. “Hopefully we can do some amazing things.”

School Committee plans superintendent search
The Duxbury School Committee and search consultant Dr. Richard Warren of Future Management Systems, Inc., have begun planning for the search for a new superintendent of schools. The position will be advertised nationally in Education Week beginning March 3, 2010 with applications due in early April. A screening committee will review qualified applicants and select three to four finalists to go forward for consideration by the School Committee in late April. Finalists would then visit the district and participate in interviews. The School Committee anticipates selecting a final candidate and offering a contract by late May. Dr. Warren will work with the School Committee to update a leadership profile, developed during the last superintendent search in 2006, with input from the School Committee, key stakeholders, and focus groups with teachers, parents, administrators and community members. Community members and parents interested in participating in a one-hour focus group on March 16 should sign up in advance so that space can be planned accordingly. Please contact School Committee secretary Ginny Whoriskey at 781-934-7600 or G_Whoriskey@duxbury.k12.ma.us by March 12 to register. Anyone interested in providing input who is not able to attend the focus group may send comments to Dr. Richard Warren, c/o Ginny Whoriskey, Duxbury Public Schools, 130 St. George St, Duxbury, MA 02332 by March 19. The School Committee requests that written comments reflect the desired characteristics, background and experience for a new superintendent and identify three

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Selectmen turn down citizen’s petition site coverage article
A citizen’s petition to According to information proincrease the site coverage vided by sponsor Dr. Scott to as much as 80 percent on Oliver researched by the commercial land in Duxbury Duxbury Assessor’s office: failed to gain the Board of Selectmen’s support this week. Commercial properties in Selectmen voted 2-1 Duxbury... against supporting an annual less than 3 acres = 86 properTown Meeting article sponties, total acreage 62.20 sored by Dr. Scott Oliver to increase site coverage for 3-5 acres = 11 properties, neighborhood business one total acreage 44.54 and two zoning areas. Select5 acres or more = 11 propermen Chairman Betsy Sullities, total acreage 246.44 van voted to endorse Article 16. Selectmen Christopher Condo complexes = 6 properDonato and Jon Witten voted ties, total 10.24 acres against it. Total land area of Duxbury Article 16 seeks to deis 23.76 square miles or fine both the minimum open 15,206.4 acres space and the maximum site coverage of commercial land. Total commercial land coverage is 363.42 acres or 2.4 Site coverage is the amount percent of Duxbury of building and pavement on a parcel. The article proposes Bylaw affects 116.98 acres, or that three acres or less can be .77 of one percent. 80 percent covered by structures and parking. For three Allowing more site covto five acres parcels, the cov- erage can mean more paved erage would be 65 percent; parking areas, which require a for land over five acres, the water containment and treatcoverage would be set at 50 ment system. These systems percent. benefit the environment beThe site coverage allowed cause they reduce pollution under the current zoning by- to town wetlands and waterlaw is 50 percent. ways, said Oliver. Oliver developed 95 Selectman Jon Witten Tremont Street, a large medi- was opposed to Article 16 for cal building near Exit 10, many reasons. which has been plagued by a Having a three-acre lot lack of parking. He currently and allowing paving on alhas an approved special per- most 100,000 square feet of it mit to construct 19 more park- is “the antithesis of rural charing spaces. acter,” he said. Ann Marie Oliver told “Paving a two or three selectmen the bylaw change acre lot is not in keeping with would affect .77 of one per- our rural character,” Witten cent of all the land in Dux- said. “Duxbury has retained bury, or 116.98 acres zoned its rural character because of commercially. its zoning.” Oliver said Article 16 was Witten disagreed with similar to a 2009 site cover- Oliver’s claim that the Enviage article. Sponsored by the ronmental Protection Agency planning board, it failed to believes the best management gain the required two-thirds practice for environments like majority vote. However, Oli- Duxbury’s is to pave up to ver said Article 16 differs be- 80 percent of a lot in order to cause “it allows for graduated treat storm water. Witten said coverage for smaller com- he worked for 11 years as a mercial properties, without subcontractor for the EPA’s placing large tracts of land at groundwater and drinking risk.” water program. Article 16 protects the ru“I couldn’t disagree with ral character of Duxbury, Oli- you more,” said Witten. “I ver said, because commercial disagree that paving over 80 land over five acres is kept at percent of a lot is good for the the current fifty percent site environment.” coverage. Sullivan said she supOliver’s research revealed ported Article 16 because that there are 11 properties Duxbury’s site coverage laws in Duxbury greater than five are the strictest on the South acres with a combined total Shore and restrict the growth Sagamore AC 3.9x2 Size_rev121409_proof3.pdf 12/14/09 11:10:17 AM acreage 246.44. of businesses in town. While
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she was in favor of “maintaining our open space,” she was also supportive of protecting Duxbury’s small commercial zones and keeping them usable. Donato was concerned about the Planning Board’s rejection of this article based on its claim that Article 16 is “not substantially different” from the article that failed last year and is ineligible. Sullivan said both Town Counsel Robert Troy and Town Meeting Moderator Allen Bornheimer disagree with the Planning Board and believe the article can be discussed at Town Meeting. Planning Board Chairman Amy MacNab said the board voted unanimously not to endorse Article 16. Also, board members felt site coverage should be addressed in tandem with changes to the parking regulations. There should be a “firm rational basis” for making zoning changes, said MacNab. “This doesn’t address parking and stone versus pavement and run off,” MacNab said, adding that the planning board felt this change would be inconsistent with other sections of the zoning bylaw. MacNab said that for Oliver promoting Article 16 “is much less costly” than building the allowed parking spaces. Oliver said he submitted the citizen’s petition because the planning board has been too slow to act on this issue. He said the town’s parking regulations are “antiquated.” MacNab said the planning board would be working with the ZBA to address site coverage.

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CPA funds to restore the windows at First Parish Church. “It’s an outstanding historic, architectural and civic landmark in the town,” said Jon Lehman, speaking on behalf of the church. The windows are 10 feet high, and there are four on each side and two in the back of the building. “They’re vulnerable to being blown in by a severe storm,” Lehman said. There has been some discussion about separation of church and state issues with using town money to rehabilitate a church, although Community Preservation Act funds have been used on churches in other communities. Lehman presented a legal opinion from the firm Phillips & Angley elaborating on this position. However, town counsel Robert Troy believes that this alone does not show enough public benefit to justify using CPA funds to restore the historic building’s windows. More information is needed to make the case that there is a public benefit from this project, he said, and without it, the town must make the determination that using the building for these two events meets the required level of public benefit. Further, Troy notes that using CPA funds for historic preservation of a building owned by a religious organization has been challenged in some CPA communities. Lehman pointed out that the church hosts town events such as the Memorial Day parade and the high school celebration. He also said First Parish would be privately raising funds to pay for about half of the work. There will be a preservation restriction attached to the work, to protect the town in the event the church is ever sold. Another rehabilitation project on the Town Meeting warrant is the Issac Keene Barn at Camp Wing. It was built in 1870, and at the time was the biggest barn in Duxbury. This project is being spearheaded by Crossroads for Kids, who operates out of the camp and is planning on a capital fundraising campaign to supplement any CPA

funds, Deb Sameuls told the committee last Tuesday. The group is seeking $85,000, plus $5,000 for legal expenses, for the first phase of the project, which would include repairing the foundation –– including a large granite pillar in the rear of the building that was removed years ago –– looking at what’s needed to bring the building up to modern codes, and developing comprehensive plans for historic preservation of he building. “The barn is in relatively good shape,” said Samuels. “It certainly needs some preservation but it’s in almost original condition.” The barn is mostly being used for storage now, but Samuels and the people at Crossroads for Kids hope it can be program space in the future. There will be an open house for people to see the barn on Saturday, March 6, from 10-11 a.m. A land purchase is also on the Town Meeting agenda, a former cranberry bog off Franklin Street. The land is 60 acres, 38 of which were being used for cranberry farming up until last year. “It is a gateway to Duxbury,” said Morris. The Board of Selectmen recently signed an agreement to purchase the land. Although the land is mostly bog, there is enough upland to build one or two houses, Morris said. The land is connected to other open space in town and could be used for passive recreation, she added. The town had been trying to purchase the land as a working cranberry bog from the previous owner, who instead sold the land to the federal government under the condition that it not be farmed. Other CPC articles on the warrant include the continuation of the historic property survey and an affordable housing project at the former Grange building on Franklin Street. Duxbury’s Community Preservation Committee is bringing less projects to Town Meeting this year, but they still hope the act can be a force for preservation in town despite shrinking state funds. The Community Pres-

ervation Act provides state funds, raised through fees at the Registry of Deeds, to match money raised by towns through a tax surcharge. In the past, the state had provided a 100 percent match, but as more and more towns join, that number is dipping. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Holly Morris said that this year, Fiscal Year 2010, the town received a 38 percent match from the state. Next year, she is hearing that the number will be closer to 28 percent. There is legislation working its way through Beacon Hill that would guarantee the number at 75 percent.

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An advisory board of civic, educational, cultural and business leaders will review the nominations and select a nominee to be honored as the “Duxbury Community Volunteer” for the year 2010. Finalists and their nominators will be invited to an awards dinner at The Village at Duxbury, where all nominees will be recognized. Last year, the advisory board received so many deserving nominations they handed out multiple awards. Nomination forms are available on scribd.com/ duxburyclipper as well as at the Village, the Duxbury Free Library, Town Hall and Westwinds Bookshop. Nomination forms are due on March 5. The forms should include a statement describing the contributions of the nominee and how they have impacted the quality of life in Duxbury. Contact Maureen Crowley with any questions at 781585-2334, ext. 112 or e-mail mcrowley@villageatduxbury. com.


Reminder: Nominate a deserving volunteer
now a caring volunteer who deserves recognition? Nominations are now open for the Community Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by the Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group. The Duxbury Community Volunteer Award celebrates the spirit of civic responsibility through community service by honoring an exemplary Duxbury citizen or citizenry group whose voluntary contributions of time and talent have made a positive impact on the quality of life in the town.


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Craig Bloodgood is the St. Valentine’s Day online essay contest winner at the library. Craig is the Contemporary Curator at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum and by reading his clever and whimsical piece, he is an obvious admirer of the library. Craig begins with, “I was the new guy in town and she was just down the street. Kids told me to stay away from her but I couldn’t. She was older, brilliant and drop dead gorgeous. Sometimes I would look out the window from fifth period history class and see her standing there. I’d smile. She gave me things, lots of things. But

for whatever reason, she always wanted them back…” To read more of Craig’s winning entry as well as the many heartfelt pieces submitted to the Friends of the Library’s guestbook go to www. duxfol.org. For his creative effort, Craig was awarded a gift basket full of Valentine treats including a $50 gift certificate to Westwinds Bookshop. The Friends would like to thank all participants for their submissions. Even though the contest is over, our guestbook is always open. To learn more about the Friends organization, visit the Web site and become a Friend today.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

➢ Mark P. Murphy was named to the dean’s list at Bates College in Maine. Mark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Murphy and is on the men’s lacrosse team at Bates. ➢ Holy Family Parish has recently collected over $18,000 for the Catholic Relief Services for relief efforts in Haiti. Over $700 of this money was a result of the Mardi Gras Dance held at Holy Family, in conjunction with the parish collection. Thank you all for your generous response. ➢ The following students from Duxbury earned Boston College High School High Honors; Luke O’Brien Casassa, John Joseph Yanulis, James Edward Holden, Harrison William Houghton, and Matthew Michael Sullivan. Honors were achieved by: Colin James Beatson, Patrick Gregory O’Neal, Colby James Badeau, Colin Joseph Buckley, Christian Alexander Petro, Zachary Isaac Rosenfeld, Joseph Buckley, Brian Patrick Hocking, Nicholas McNamara Keohan, and Ian Thomas Yanulis. ➢ Kerin Eaton (DHS ‘08) has been named to the dean’s list at Emmanuel College for the fall semester. She is in her sophomore year and is studying communications. Kerin is the daughter of Dan and Kathy Eaton of South Street. ➢ Gregory Cerne has been named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College in New York. Gregory is enrolled in the college’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources. ➢ Steven J. Dennett has been named to the dean’s list at Fitchburg State College for the fall semester. ➢ Mark Hennessy has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. Mark is majoring in communications and digital media. ➢ Jacquie Cronin (DHS ‘09) has been named to the dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College, Vt. Jacquie is majoring in Biology and is the daughter of Tom and Sharon Cronin. ➢ Nicholas Beattie has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Muhlenberg College in Penn. He has also been accepted to attend the study abroad program in Maastricht, Netherlands during the Fall 2010 semester. ➢ Catherine Varonko, DHS ‘08, a sophomore at Syracuse University majoring in anthropology and history, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. ➢ Colby Badeau and Luke O¹Brien Casassa of Duxbury, juniors at Boston College High School, were among the 106 seniors and juniors inducted into the Robert J. Fulton, S.J. Chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony February 2 at Boston College High School¹s FaheyHunter Commons.

Need a little relief from winter’s ravages? Picture the upcoming 4th of July parade and the other exciting events of that wonderful, warm week! The July 4th Activities Committee has already begun planning the week’s events. Please consider getting involved by coming to one of their meetings, the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The committee is looking for two bands to play at the annual Beach Party, which will be held on Saturday, July 3. The opening band will play from 6-8 p.m.; the main act will play from 8-10 p.m. Preference will be given to bands with a local connection and with a sound that is appropriate for the beach. Contact Terry Reiber at 781-264-2412 for more information.

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Duxbury Before and After Dark presents Caring for the Earth in your own backyard on March 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The presentation will focus on how to create and care for simply beautiful gardens that are sustainable and do no harm to the environment. Presented Margaret (Peggy) Connors is a certified landscape designer and 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. This two-hour class will be held at the DMS Library. Registration can be made by calling Before and After Dark at 781-934-7633. Cost of the course is $25 and $5 for seniors. Students will have the option to register directly with the instructor for a visit to see and discuss her environmentally healthy garden in the Spring. Cost/date/ time of the visit will be decided at class.

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Friend S. Weiler, Sr. has lived in Duxbury for 32 years and has been active in Town Government for 22 of those years. As a banking professional, he has over 40 years of experience and has held numerous leadership roles, including his current position as SVP of the Commercial Lending Division at HarborOne Credit Union.

What you need to know before you vote! PART II – BY-LAW EXPLANATION OF MODERATOR’S ROLE
Duxbury General By-Laws 3.3 MODERATOR 3.3.1 The Moderator shall hold no other Town Office. The Moderator’s term of office shall be one year. In addition to presiding at all Annual and Special Town Meetings, the Moderator shall make those appointments referred to in Chapter 5.1. of these by-laws and appointments as required by State statute and/or by Town Meeting actions. To be continued next week….

B.A. from Boston University 1968 MBA from Suffolk University 1971 Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University 1974 Banking Professional 1968 – present Director, Old Colony YMCA Trustee, South Shore Health & Education Foundation Member, Thorny Lea Golf Club

Experience Counts!
1988 P.R.I.D.E. $1,000,000 Override 1989-92 Finance Committee-Chair ‘92 1992-98 Board of Selectman-Chair ‘94-‘95 1998-01 Conservation Commission-Chair ’02-‘04 2001 P.R.I.D.E. – Chair, $42,000,000 School Renovation 2003-04 Town Government Study Committee 2005 Town Manager Search Committee-Chair 2006-present Fiscal Advisory Committee

Friend and his wife of 42 years, Candy, have two grown and married sons, Friend, Jr. and Eric. Friend and Candy have lived at 7 Trout Farm Road since they moved to Duxbury in 1978.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fist Full of Fun Vacation Camp: Friday, March 5, 9.a.m. – 3p.m. Friday, March 5 is a professional day so get ready for non-stop action! There will be plenty to choose from - numerous indoor and outdoor activities that include music, arts, sports, movies and even a little history next door at the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. Hours are flexible. The Blender Cafe will also be open for smoothies, snacks and pizza. Daily programs are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers, half day programs are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Advance registrations are required with a minimum of 20 students needed to proceed. If interested, send an e-mail to admin@duxburystudentunion.com. Families needing additional care from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., e-mail sbradford@duxburystudentunion.com for availability and pricing.

Harmony for Haiti: Congratulations to Maddy Clark and her Harmony for Haiti committee, Christina Auer, Kris Dowling, Ike and Luke Fontaine for an evening of young talent, raising $1,300 for Partners In Health for the people of Haiti. If you were unable to attend, donations are still welcome online at the Harmony for Haiti link on our Web site duxburystudentunion. com. We are also ordering a small batch of Harmony for Haiti t-shirts. Order your commemorative t-shirt for just $15 today by e-mailing sbradford@duxburystudentunion.com with your name, phone number and t-shirt size. Posters are also available for a $5 donation.

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DBMS presents: Racing around the world set for Mar. 27
On Saturday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m., Duxbury Bay Maritime School will host a slide show and lecture by Rich Wilson at the DBMS Smith Building. Described as an American hero, Rich will speak about his experience racing around the world, non-stop and alone. This presentation will appeal not only to sailors of all ages and experiences but to anyone with a sense of adventure. Rich Wilson finished ninth in the Vendee Globe 2008-9, a grueling, solo, non-stop, sailing race around the world. He was the only American, the only asthmatic, and the oldest skipper (58) in the fleet. Of 30 starters, only 11 finished. Sailing 28,790 miles in 121 days, Wilson endured broken ribs, a facial gash, compressed vertebrae, hurricane force gales, an ascent up the 90’ mast, crushing fatigue, fear, and gear breakage. He braved the course via the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn in his 60’ monohull, Great American III. The primary purpose of the voyage was to create a global K-12 school program off this uniquely global event. Says Wilson, “excite kids with bats, bugs, and snakes in the rainforest, or with gales, flying fish and dolphins at sea, and they will pay attention, not knowing what will happen next, and then the science, math, and geography flow freely.” Wilson connected this voyage to 250,000 students and 7 million readers by publication of a 15-part weekly series (written aboard ship) in 50 U.S. newspapers, and via www.sitesalive.com. Schools in 15 foreign countries also participated online. The mission of the sitesALIVE! Foundation is to support and enhance K-12 education, in public, charter, and private schools, by promoting the use of technology and real world, real-time, global content in K-12 classrooms. sitesALIVE! has produced 75 live, interactive, full semester programs connecting adventures and expeditions worldwide to K-12 classrooms. Tickets for this event are $15 and are available through DBMS.org, at DBMS Monday-Friday 9a.m.-5p.m. (457 Washington St., Duxbury) and, if space is available, $20 at the door. For more information please contact Betts Murray at betts@dbms.org, or 781-9347555.

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Absentee & Early Voting Facts
Absentee Voting: • Used by voters who will be out of town or unable to vote at the Local Election on March 27, 2010 at the Middle School. • Fill out an Absentee Ballot Application and mail it to the Duxbury Town Clerk, 878 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332 or complete one at the Duxbury Town Hall, Town Clerk’s o ce, before you leave town. • A ballot will be mailed to you by the Town Clerk, at the address you requested, on or around March 8, 2010. Fill it out and return it to the Town Clerk at Duxbury Town Clerk, 878 Tremont St., Duxbury, MA 02332, ASAP. Ballots received after March 26, 2010 will not be counted. Early Voting: • Any voter not able to vote at the polls for the Local Election on March 27, 2010, may vote prior to March 27, 2010 at the Duxbury Town Hall, Town Clerk’s o ce, 878 Tremont St., Duxbury, during normal o ce hours after the ballots are available on March 8, 2010. • Call the Town Clerk’s o ce at 781-934-1100 ext. 118 to verify that ballots are available March 8, 2010. • The Town Clerk’s normal o ce hours are Monday 8AM-7PM, Tuesday through Thursday 8AM-4PM, and Friday 8AM-12:30PM. • The last day to vote prior to the Local Election is Friday March 26, 2010 at 12 PM.

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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 year round: Family worship at 10 am. Mary Louise ver, Sarah Andrew and her husband James of (Perry) St. Mark of Epheseus Dover, Mission Alisa Sherman and her husband Gallant of Orthodox Mary Duxbury, Main St., Kingston, Rev. Terrence McGillicuddy, Phone: 781-585-8907 Kathleen 261 formally Christopher of Duxbury, and the late of Wilton, Conn. Gallant; her brothers, Francis J. Perry of Westdied Feb. 24Center of Newwood, William H. Perry and his wife Clare of Islamic at the England Mosques age of 84. South St., Quincy,Brewster; her sisters Jane E.781-784-0434 470 She was 671-479-8341, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, Perry of Needham the wife of the late and the late Ann Curley of Needham; thirteen Robert Safe Harbor Church grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and W. Gallant. Mrs. Gallant Marshfield, Pastornieces and 781-837-9903 A funeral was held 52 Main St., was many Mark Eagling, nephews. raised in West Rox- at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, bury and Scituate, Wellesley on Monday, March 1 followed by a and was a graduate Funeral Mass in The Church of the Most Preof Notre Dame Academy and Emmanuel Col- cious Blood, Dover. Burial is in St. Joseph’s lege. She leaves five daughters, Nancy Black Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, and her husband Hugh of Framingham, Jane donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund Olney and her husband Austin of Boston, in memory of Kathleen Gallant, 10 Brookline Laura Hanley and her husband Michael of Do- Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

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Congregation Beth Jacob Synagogue: 8 Pleasant St. Plymouth, Community Center, Court/Brewster St. Lawrence Silverman, Rabbi, Phone: 508-746-1575. South Shore Quaker Phone: 781-749-4383, Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, (off Rte. 228 at the library/town hall complex off Levitt St., up the hill to Turkey Hill Lane).

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Belinda Mei Hulien, age 4, died suddenly Feb. 19. She had a long battle with epilepsy during her four short years of life. She leaves her parents, Tom and Amanda; a brother, Tommy; her grandparents, Jan Hulien of Scituate, Tom and Debra Hulien of Conn., Peet and Antoinette

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Bezuidenhout of South Africa; her great grandmother Rika Diez; Godparents Greg and Andrea Howard of Duxbury, and Belinda Fourie of South Africa; and many aunts and uncles. Visiting hours were held Feb. 26 at the Shepherd Funeral Home, Kingston, and a funeral mass was held Feb. 27 at Holy Family Church, Duxbury. Burial will be at the Evergreen cemetery in Kingston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hulien family fund at Rockland Trust. To offer condolences please visit shepherdfuneralhome.com.

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Aina (Mucenieks) Kusins of Duxbury died peacefully at Jordan Hospital on Feb. 25 at the age of 87. Born in Latvia in 1923, she left her homeland for Germany when the Russian troops began their invasion of the Baltic States. She worked in a children’s home where she met her husband of 65 years, Janis, while he was being hospitalized for a war related injury. They came to the United States in 1951 where they started their family. Mrs. Kusins was a girl scout leader for over 30 years. She worked at Duxbury High School as head cook for 33 years until she retired at age 79. In the summer she worked at the Latvian Lutheran Church

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Camp in New Hampshire. Mrs. Kusins leaves her husband Janis of Duxbury; her daughter, Aija and her husband Peter of Westwood; her sons, Erik and his wife Janet of Duxbury, Ronald and his wife Judy of Harwichport, and Valters and his wife Margaret of Duxbury; and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Girl Scouts of the USA Fund Development P.O. Box 19611A Newark, NJ 07195-0611 or to Jordan Hospital 275 Sandwich St. Plymouth MA 02360. A funeral service was held on Monday, March 1 at St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Duxbury.

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Barbara Marie (Hembrough) Powers of Duxbury died Feb. 25 at South Shore Hospital from a respiratory illness. She was 82. Mrs. Powers was born in Somerville on Oct. 17, 1927. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Somerville in 1945. She owned and operated many stores on the South Shore with her former husband, Paul Powers, including Assinippi General Store, Abington Superette and Kingston Super Market. She has lived in Duxbury since 1978 on Mayflower Street then Winter Street. She worked as a receptionist at Southwood Nursing Home for 17 years and

Barbara Marie Powers, 82

continued working until Dec. 2009. Mrs. Powers enjoyed knitting, reading historical novels and drinking tea and stingers. She was famous for giving tea parties in work and was always dressed to the nines. Mrs. Powers leaves her three children, Robert Powers of North Richland Hills, Tex., Pam Gould, of Duxbury, and Lynne Bamford of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren, including Duxbury residents Dustin, Autumn and Morgan Gould; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church on Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

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Beauty for Borders set for Mar. 26
A fundraiser for Children Without Borders will include a night of fashion and fun on the red carpet. Ladies only! The event will be held Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jones River Trading in Kingston, and is hosted by Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Spa and Wiemeyer Dentistry. Hors d’oeuvres will include Island Creek Oysters and an open

bar. The fashion show will include clothing by ETCETERA and Bayside Runners. Hair and makeup will be provided by Elements the Salon. There will be a raffle and beauty-inspired giveaways. Tickets are $40 per person and tickets are on sale at cwbfoundation.org and at Foodie’s.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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avid Sumner Cutler, 66, of Surplus Street, founder of Mariner Newspapers and publisher of the Duxbury Clipper, died Sunday, Feb. 28 after a seven-month fight against cancer. He died surrounded by his family in his favorite spot –– a fire-placed living room framed by hand-hewn 18th century Duxbury timbers. Mr. Cutler was the son of John Henry Cutler and Roberta Sumner Cutler. He and his twin sister were born on the Fourth of July, 1943 in Olathe, Kansas, where his father was stationed with the Navy. In 1945, the Cutlers settled in Duxbury year-round. An important turning point in David Cutler's life came at not yet seven, when over a bridge game at a neighbor’s home, his parents let themselves be publicly goaded into promising to start a respectable newspaper in Duxbury. Nineteen days later, on May 11, 1950, the inaugural edition of The Duxbury Clipper appeared. In the first sometimes tenuous years of The Clipper's existence, the observant young Mr. Cutler was absorbing every aspect of the newspaper business in the most intimate and practical way. In September, 1957, Mr. Cutler entered the class of 1961 at Holderness, a boarding school in Plymouth, New Hampshire, where he was captain of both football and baseball. He went on to Colby College in Maine, where he was again captain of the football team. Upon graduating in 1965, Mr. Cutler went to work at The Patriot Ledger as a beat reporter covering the towns of Abington, Whitman and Rockland. Fifteen months later, Mr. Cutler requested and was granted a three-year leave-of-absence to join the U.S. Marines. In January, 1967, he went on active duty and entered Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. After six more months of advanced training, Lieutenant Cutler was sent to Vietnam, where he became commander of a company stationed near the Demilitarized Zone. On a night in March, 1968, Mr. Cutler was pinned down while trying to rescue one of his men. A North Vietnamese sniper bullet went through both legs. There was every chance that he would bleed to death before daylight. But one of the men pinned down with him applied a tourniquet. He survived the night and was rescued by helicopter after sunrise. For his valor he received a Purple Heart, a Navy commendation medal and was later promoted to captain. Mr. Cutler's beat reporting had impressed his editors, and when he returned to The Patriot Ledger in 1970 he was appointed the paper's State House reporter. For the next two years he plied the halls, covering the administration of Gov. Francis Sargent. In 1972, Mr. Cutler left the security of his position at The Ledger to found The Marshfield Mariner with $1,000 in vacation pay and a small investment by his partner, Michael Stearns. The Mariner was inaugurated on April 13, 1972 and immediately became Marshfield's paper of record, richly chronicling the town’s births, deaths and much of what happened in between. Two years later The Norwell Mariner appeared, and over the next dozen years papers sprouted in Scituate, Cohasset and Pembroke, eventually spreading as far north to Braintree and south to Plymouth. While the growing company eventually prospered, there were days when his primary meals were snacks he pilfered from his own vending machines. Along the way Mr. Cutler learned a few lessons about the business side of the newspaper business ––among them to avoid carrying company checkbooks around in a green garbage bag as they were once tossed in the dumpster by a diligent cleaning woman. When Mr. Cutler sold the company to Capital Cities/ABC for $8 million in 1989, Mariner Newspapers boasted 17 community weeklies and 95 full-time employees. The sale came with


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a five-year contract to continue to run Mariner Newspapers. He would now learn something about the corporate world -- which in the end reminded him too much of military service in a stateside post to be to his long-term taste. As was said in Roman times, better to command a village than be number two in Rome. A fruit of the Capital Cities/ABC period was the respect Mr. Cutler had for his immediate corporate boss, John Coots, who, by and by, had had enough of “Rome;” and the two decided to become partners and purchased a group of six struggling newspapers in Worcester County. With his partner focused on the business side, Mr. Cutler found himself in the familiar role of community publisher, but this time the challenge was one of turn-around artist. And turnaround they did. After steering the flagship daily, The Southbridge Evening News, back to health, Mr. Cutler and Mr. Coots grew the company through expansion while maintaining the “relentlessly local” credo Mr. Cutler learned in the early days folding Clippers in his parent’s living room. Today, Stonebridge Press and its sister company, Salmon Press, now publish one daily and 23 weekly newspapers across three states with nearly 100 full-time employees. Mr. Cutler had no formal training in business, accounting or “human resources” and often boasted that he’d never taken a journalism course, yet he grew into all these roles, never forgetting the business was, and is, always about people. In the end he was beloved by those people who had worked so closely with him over five decades and three states. Mr. Cutler was a voracious reader, especially of history, biography and politics. He was a brilliant conversationalist, who could hold his own with the assorted presidential candidates who came calling in New Hampshire every four years. He was passionate about fishing, tennis and a good game of chess. For all the native competitiveness that fired the newspaperman, Mr. Cutler’s greatest passion was his family. The love and support of his wife and children during his final illness enhanced his natural inclination to look at death with equanimity. Early in his illness he said to an old friend, “My life's work was my family, and I've succeeded.” David Sumner Cutler leaves his wife, the Reverend Catherine Cullen, of Duxbury; sisters Margaret Chandler of Maryland and Gail Cutler of Pembroke; sons Josh S. Cutler of Duxbury, Benjamin D. Cutler of New York and Jonathan M. Cullen of West Roxbury; daughters Carolyn M. Cutler of Georgia, Rebecca W. Cutler of Duxbury and Amanda C. Benard of Hingham; as well as seven grandchildren. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, Mar. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shepherd Funeral Home in Kingston. A graveside service at Mayflower Cemetery will be held Thursday, Mar. 4 at 10 a.m. A Memorial Service in celebration of Mr. Cutler’s life will be held Saturday, Mar. 13 at 5 p.m. at First Parish Church, Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cutler Family Scholarship in care of the Trustees of Partridge Academy, P.O. Box 2552, Duxbury, MA 02331.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

‘Dog Sees God, Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead’
By Burt V. Royal, directed by Darin MacFarlane and student director Tay McGarigal
uxbury was one of the 14 host sites for the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild, Inc.’s preliminary round of high school plays. Eight schools competed at the PAC on Saturday. Duxbury High will advance along with Hingham High and Notre Dame Academy to the semifinal round of competition.


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The cast and crew of “Dog Sees God.”

Frustration builds at lunch during a conversation about homosexuality. Will Holt (Matt), Lauren Feeney (Marcy), James Gillis (van) and Jenna Pasquale (Tricia).

Matt (Will Holt) spews hateful comments at (Beethoven) Roman Perry. Roman Perry (Beethoven) and Devin Cheney (CB) talk about their friendship and how to deal with the insensitivity of others. Devin Cheney (CB) visits his friend (van’s sister), Missy Hibbard at a mental hospital to talk about life.

Devin Cheney (CB) can’t take any more of (Matt’s) prejudicial remarks and bullying.

The cast warms up before a dress rehearsal. Roman Perry, Devin Cheney, Emily Merlin, James Gillis (hidden), student director Tay McGaigal, Missy Hibbard, Lauren Feeney, Will Holt and Jenna Pasquale.

Dancing at a party are Lauren Feeney (Marcy) and Jenna Devin Cheney (CB) laments the death Pasquale (Tricia). of his beloved dog.

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Family Winter Pool Party: Are you looking to get out of the house and enjoy some time with the kids? Please join us for a winter pool party at the YMCA in Hanover. 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 party will last from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. The first hour will be in the pool and the second hour will be a pajama party with refreshments. Cost is $6 per child with a family maximum of $15. R.S.V.P. at Ellen Cunningham at eecunningham74@live.com or Jill Huie at jmhuie@comcast.net. Book Club: Book club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 to discuss “Vision in White” by Nora Roberts. A list of each month’s selected books is available at Westwinds Bookstore, the Duxbury Free Library and on the Newcomers’ Club Web site at duxburynewcomers.com under the Interest Groups and Book Club Section. Newcomers’ members receive a 10 percent discount on the selected book at Westwinds Bookshop. For more information about the book club, contact Jennifer Thorn at 781-585-0864 or bookclub@duxburynewcomers.com.

Save the dates for SEPAC
Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m – TEAM HOYT presentation at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Be moved and inspired by the dynamic father-son marathon team – Rick and Dick Hoyt – as they prepare for their 28th Boston Marathon! Tickets are $20 (Gold Medal) and $10 (Blue Ribbon). All runners and walkers welcomed! Tuesday, April 20, from 12-2 p.m. – second Annual Bog Ice Skating “Fun” Raiser with the Boston Bruins. Bring your entire family to skate with the Bruins’ mascot Blades and meet other members of the Bruins organization at the Bog in Kingston. There will be plenty of fun, food and raffles. Tickets are $5 per person. Both events are sponsored by the Duxbury Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). For more information please contact either Elizabeth Nightingale at 781-9340549 or Nancy O’Connor at 781-934-5303.


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Sweetheart Dance Saturday Evening: We invite all our registered Girl Scouts to join us this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. for our annual Sweetheart Dance in the Duxbury High School gym. Bob Buttler is back by popular demand as our caller. 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 bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Council’s Easter food baskets. Betsy Campbell will be on hand to take photos of each attendee. There is no charge for the photo, but each girl 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. Girl Scout Week: Girl Scout Sunday on March 7 will mark the beginning of Girl Scout Week. We suggest all of our Scouts attend the church of their choice on Sunday and wear their uniforms. Holy Family will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m.

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Friendship Bracelets for Haiti: We are excited that so many troops have decided to join Cadette Troop 80331 in their service project that will connect the Girl Scouts in Duxbury with the many children who have been affected by the earthquake in Haiti, one of the members of the World Association. The girls met last Friday and made over 100 bracelets. In all they are planning to send nearly 200 and they are inviting all Duxbury troops to join them in making these simple Friendship Bracelets that will be sent to Roots and Shoots, a Jane Goodall Foundation. Roots and Shoots will be distributing them to the children for us. Contact joanriser@comcast.net for more information.

MAD SCIENTISTS: The girls take a sample of “bubble ice” created by carbon dioxide. Pictured are: Morgan Slayter, Olivia O’Brien, Béla Tearse, Katie Hill, Caroline Curley, Mairead Kennedy and Morgan Cleary. Backs to camera: Heather Maiuri and Lindsay Sullivan.

Congregation Shirat hayam to celebrate Bar Mitzvah

Congregation Shirat Hayam is now 13 years old and will be celebrating it’s own Bar Mitzvah on April 24 at 10 a.m. We have a great celebration planned and we welcome everyone who has been involved with our community over the last 13 years to participate in the service and celebrate at a reception following featuring the Jewish rock band of Jon Nelson, Yom Hadash. If you would like more information please contact us at: info@shirathayam.net, shirathayam.net, 781-5822700.

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Clipper publisher succumbs to cancer at 66
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Cutler was only seven years old when his parents, John and Roberta, started the Duxbury Clipper on their dining room table. But it sparked a lifelong passion for journalism, and community news in particular, that would lead him to publish dozens of newspapers across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. From the beginning, Cutler showed an aptitude for the written word. “David’s writing was so incredible. He was always right on the mark,” said Paula Maxwell, who worked with Cutler as the managing editor of the Clipper during the 80s and 90s. “He could get right to the nub of the issue; he had such a way with words.”

Cutler and his wife Catherine Cullen (center), surrounded by their blended family at their home on Surplus Street. Cutler enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his seven grandchildren.

All his life Cutler maintained a strong connection to Duxbury, especially Duxbury Bay, where he loved to fish for stripers.

After college, Cutler worked as a beat reporter for the Patriot Ledger, eventually becoming the paper’s Statehouse reporter. In 1972, he and a business partner, Michael Stearns, started the Marshfield Mariner. The Mariner group grew over the years, and it included 17 weeklies when it was sold to Capital Cities/ ABC in 1989. He later founded, with Capital Cities/ABC’s John Coots (who was his immediate boss at the Mariners), Stonebridge Press, which operates papers in Central Massachusetts and Connecticut, and Salmon Press in New Hampshire. Cutler was elected to the New England Press Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Cutler, who had no formal journalism or business training, had an impact on scores of young journalists throughout his career. “He filled that role of mentor for literally hundreds of young writers,” said Lane. “I think that’s what he loved so much.” Of course, Cutler’s presence could be intimidating. Such was the case for an aspiring freelance journalist, Walter Bird, who was told he’d have to interview with the publisher of the Southbridge Evening News in late 1998. Bird was initially nervous, and when Cutler asked his trademark question “What was the last

book you read?” all he could Cutler served in the Ma- understood the basic fabric of think about was reading the rines in Vietnam, where he this community ... he’s going children’s classic “Goodnight was wounded in the line of to be missed by the town and Moon” to his daughter. Cutler duty while trying to rescue myself.” burst out laughing, and Bird one of his men. For his bravFormer selectman Maggie not only got the job but even- ery he was awarded the Purple Kearney, a grammar school tually became the paper’s ex- Heart and a Navy commenda- classmate of Cutler, rememecutive editor. tion medal. Although he didn’t bered how he valued his roots “Everything I learned about speak much about his time in in town and old friendships. journalism, I learned from Da- Vietnam, those who knew him “He was always interestvid,” he said. “We became re- weren’t surprised when they ed in the other person, it was ally close. He became more of learned about his exploits. never about himself it was ala friend than an editor.” “He’s always led a noble ways about you,” she said. “I Cutler imparted his core life,” said Maxwell. “He was never needed an appointment ideas about community jour- such a strong person.” to see him ... he was always nalism to Bird. Town Manager Richard available. It’s a sad loss for our “He taught me that the MacDonald said he appreci- town.” Welch support he 5/4/09 news doesn’t 2008.SNFRehab.ad: ated the Nursing.ad got from11:05 PM Page 11met Cutler durhappen at your Mittell first desk,” Bird said. “Commu- Cutler when his decision-mak- ing an epic tennis match on the nity journalism is just that, ing came under fire last sum- courts at the Duxbury Yacht it’s being out there. It’s about mer. Club. pictures, getting people in the “I was very grateful for “It was in the days before paper –– it’s about covering that,” MacDonald said. “He tiebreakers,” said Mittell “In the community, not just writ- was a man of principle. He the process of getting to 10-all ing about it, but being a part of it.” Lane remembered the personal interest Cutler took in the people that worked for him. “David got to know everybody’s family, whoever worked for him,” she said. “He loved to talk about everybody’s family. That’s what made it such a special place to be ... There was nothing phony about David Cutler, he was genuine.” “He was a very good guy to work for,” said David Mittell, Jr., a long-time friend. “He was a master of being frank and direct ... yet he was kind, honest and considerate.” Cutler also had deep ties ELY ON US FOR EHABILITATION to his hometown, through the newspaper his parents founded Stay close to home while we coordinate your needs as well as other groups and with hospital staff. committees. Recently, Cutler Regain your strength, lent his talents to help make the World War I monument a confidence and mobility with: reality, organizing the fund• Experienced & dedicated nursing staff raising and donations. • Occupational, physical, speech “We always looked for& language therapies ward to his making the meetings,” said Joe Shea, chairman REHABILITATION & • Comprehensive rehabilitation of the war memorial commitNURSING CENTER for joint replacement, stroke, tee. “He was quite willing to cardiac conditions & diabetes 308 Kings Town Way take whatever piece of respon• Pain Management Program Duxbury, MA sibility we gave him. He didn’t shirk from anything.” 781-585-5561 Shea said Cutler felt a special connection to the monuCall today for a ment project as a veteran himself. Free Rehabilitation “I think there’s something Brochure & Tour! there you never quite forget when you’ve served,” he said. Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group is a family-owned “I sensed that very clearly in www.welchhrg.com company celebrating 60 years of quality service to older adults. David.”

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rocery shopping is a necessary task and a large part of most monthly budgets. This is part one of a twopart series on how to save money on your food bill. First, we tackle grocery shopping. I have followed these steps carefully over the last few months and have saved hundreds of dollars each month. At first, it was laborious but after a few short weeks, following these steps had become routine and I became a smarter shopper with more money in the bank. A little effort goes a long way. Part Two will offer strategies for cooking well on less money. Plan ahead. This is the best way to save money. Before shopping, look in your freezer and pantry and decide how you will build meals off of what is there. Then turn to the sales circulars to create a menu for the next few days or the week based on the items that are on sale at your favorite stores. Write a shopping list. Creating a list (and sticking to it) will save you money – guaranteed. Stores are set up to promote impulse buying which can drive up your expenses. Write a list of the items that you need before you go into the store and stick to the list. Use coupons. It can be tedious to cut coupons, file them and remember to bring them with you when you shop but it is well worth the effort. Combining a coupon with a sale drives the item price down and the value up. Review the items that are on sale and purchase them only if you are certain you will use them – don’t give in to the temptation of “but it’s such a great deal.” Throwing away out of date food is a waste of money. Buy what you love and use while it is on sale. Take advantage of Buy One Get One sales and stock your freezer with pork tenderloins, chicken breasts and your pantry with pasta and peanut butter if you know that you will use them. Meat items go on sale every month. No need to purchase ten tenderloins – you won’t use them. Just get one or two for the month. Try new brands. Most stores have a generic line of products that are lower priced and are oftentimes on sale. These lines are cheaper because of the money saved on costly advertising of the product. No need to buy everything generic if you are loyal to certain brands for key items, but add a few generics or lower priced brands to your shopping cart for extra savings. Don’t just assume that because an item is on sale, it is the best deal. Sale wording can be deceptive. Sometimes the price shown isn’t a sale price at all but is an advertisement for the product at its regular price. Remember, the larger the item, the lower the price. Purchasing a larger can of tomatoes at full price might be cheaper than purchasing two smaller cans on sale. Buying a large bag of shelf stable items such as rice will be much cheaper than multiple small boxes. When comparing prices use the shelf tag. Each grocery item has a small tag with lots of information on it. The top left corner shows the price “per unit” which is usually per ounce or per pound. A jar of olives may come in various sizes and prices. By comparing the per unit/per ounce cost on the olives, you can make the most cost-effective choice. Don’t assume that the best values can only be found at the biggest stores. Smaller independent stores work hard to bring quality and value to their customers and their employees are generally more knowledgeable about the store, the sales and the products. Take a look at the bottom of your receipt where the “amount saved” totals can be found. Pat yourself on the back. You just saved money on your grocery bill!


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DSU board and staff celebrate with the Harmony for Haiti Committee. Back row: Rob Doran, Ike Fontaine, Tristan Cary and Luke Fontaine. Front Row, Laura smith, Sue Bradford, Christina Auer, Maddy Clark, Terri Woodward, Deb Jewell and Dave Savage.

Ike and Luke Fontaine were one of the many bands that performed at Harmony for Haiti at the Duxbury Student Union Friday evening.

Kerri MacLennan performs for a full house. Seated on the couch are members of the Marshfield band T-6: Linnea Sturdy, Rhys Sturdy and Mike Riley.

DHS student Jessie Williams sings with Ike and Luke Fontaine.

DHS friends Kate Cameron, Meghan Haynes and Laurie McLaughlin chat in between sets.

Photos by Karen Wong
Harmony for Haiti attracted music fans of all ages, including middle school student William Stenstrom who crashed the photo of DHS friends Andria Ronne, victoria Woleyko, Kendall Johnson, Elizabeth O’Toole, Maria varanko, Maggie Cornelius and Kerri MacLennan.

DHS students Charlotte Cipolletti and Matt Savard enjoy some good music.

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School proposals range from repair work to new buildings
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renovation and new construction, totaling $145 million. The committee is waiting to hear back from the Massachusetts School Building Authority — the organization that would help facilitate and fund the project at approximately 40 percent — after they completed a statement of interest for each building project. If the MSBA responds soon, the town could see the first shovel in the ground as early as next summer, Walter said. School Building Committee chairman Elizabeth Lewis broke down what the project would mean for Duxbury taxpayers. Based on the median project cost of $120 million, an anticipated 40 percent reimbursement from the MSBA and a 25-year bond, the average Duxbury homeowner (with house valued at $502,400) would see an increase of $877.91 on their tax bill in the first year of the project. That number would decrease annually, with the final year seeing an additional $431.72, Lewis said. So what are Duxbury’s options? As a baseline, Walter and Richardson presented a “no build” option, which would essentially be a piecemeal upgrade of the current buildings as needed, with an average annual maintenance cost of $245,000 and an average emergency maintenance cost of $380,000 per year. With many of the buildings’ major systems nearing the end of their useful life, according to Richardson, the town would end up spending

at least $74 million for this option. That number is a bit misleading, Walter said, because work that needs to be done in those buildings can’t be done at one time without closing the buildings and moving the kids out. “We don’t know what that timeline may look like, so we can only take a snapshot in looking at all these options; they’re all in today’s dollars,” he said. “The $74 million is clearly the lowest number here, but it’s going to go up because you’re not going to be able to do it all at once.” Options 1a and 1b would involve complete renovation of both the middle and high schools at a cost of $46 million for the middle school and $71 million for the high school. Both these options and the baseline option would not meet MSBA standards for sustainability and energy efficiency, Richardson pointed out, and none of them addressed the issues laid out during the public input portion of the study, such as solving traffic problems across St. George Street or developing a layout that better meets educational goals. Options 2 and 3 would involve construction of two new schools: a smaller middle school building (136,000 square feet) located on the secondary practice field behind the existing school ($54 million) and a new high school (220,000 square feet) located on open space elsewhere on the middle school side of St. George Street ($84 million). The existing high school would be partly demolished, with the gym and locker rooms kept

and used as an athletic complex, along with construction of new fields on that side of the street. The renovation projects would cost about $300 to $350 per square foot, versus $350 to $400 per square foot for the all-new schools, Walter said. “When it’s all said and done, yes, you’re spending more money, but you wind up with entirely new buildings,” he said. With a price tag of $126 million, Option 4 involves construction of a new middle school attached to the existing high school building. Middle school students would remain in their current building during renovations, and the high school building would be occupied during its renovation. The buildings would share some common areas but would essentially be separate. Option 5, with an estimated cost of $145,541, involves a similar project on the other side of St. George Street — this time with the middle school undergoing renovations to become a high school (its original use) and a new middle school building being constructed in back. Again, the two buildings (totaling 365,000 square feet) would share some common areas but would have separate classrooms and entrances. This option would put both schools closer to the Performing Arts Center and would improve issues with traffic crossing St. George Street. It also would involve costs of mov-

ing students or putting them in modular classrooms throughout the construction, whereas an all-new building could be done without disrupting either school. The final concept, Option 6, would involve an all-new school building on available open space (possibly Train Field) — a combined middle/ high school with a total of 356,000 square feet. Estimated cost would be $138 million. Though having a combined middle/high school is a new concept for Duxbury, the idea has a few benefits — including the fact that it could allow the town to get two new buildings all at once instead of completing one project and waiting its turn for the next one. With the middle school identified as the town’s priority project, Duxbury could have to wait another 10 or 20 years to get MSBA approval for the

high school project if the two are separated, Walter said. Combining the schools also could reduce costs because of shared spaces and materials and could provide opportunities for high-achieving middle school students to use high school facilities. “It was very clear in the visioning that people wanted the middle school to have an identity of its own and the high school to have an identity of its own,” Superintendent Sue Skieber said. “[But] students might benefit from going to an upper grade class, which would be easier in that kind of structure.” The eight options will be presented at the annual Town Meeting, Skieber said, and no further action will be taken until the School Building Committee hears back from the MSBA regarding their statements of interest.

Coffee with Rep. Webster and Sen. Hedlund
State Representative Daniel Webster and Senator Robert Hedlund announce that they will be available to meet with constituents at Foodie’s Market in Hall’s Corner on Friday, March 5. Representative Webster and Senator Hedlund will be available at 9 a.m. Appointments are not necessary and all residents are welcome to come speak with the Representative and Senator about issues of concern. If you have any questions, you can call Brian Patterson at Representative Webster’s State House office at 617-722-2487 or e-mail Rep.DanielWebster@hou.state.ma.us

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weddings & engagements
aime Lynn Ehret, daughter of Robert and Sally Ehret of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Old Greenwich, Conn., and Joseph Edward Hannon, son of Brig. Gen. (ret.) John Hannon and the late Kathleen Hannon of Quincy, formerly of Duxbury, were married on Dec. 31, 2009 at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Milton, followed by a reception at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Jodi Ehret Tripodi. Bridesmaids were Jennifer H. Turcotte of Duxbury, sister of the bridegroom, Kaitlin Reilly, Jaimie Defina Voehl, Paige E. Gustin, and Melanie Ehret. Shannon and Sabrinoa Tripodi were flowergirls. Best men were John Hannon, brother of the bridegroom, and Michael Cushing. Groomsmen were Yeh Diab, Christopher Kane, Jeffrey King, and Dan Ehret. Ringbearers were Nicholas Turcotte of Duxbury and Tyler Tripodi. The bride is a graduate of Greenwich High School in Conn., has a BS in communication disorders from the University of New Hampshire, a MS in audiology from Northeastern University, and a doctorate of audiology from the Pennsylvania School of Optometry and Audiology. She is a doctor of audiology for the Veteran’s Administration at Boston Medical Center. The bridegroom is a graduate of Duxbury High School. He holds a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in business administration from Northeastern. He is a registered professional civil engineer and is managing military construction projects for the Rhode Island National Guard. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii, and currently live in Quincy.


ehret – hannon

manda Elizabeth Lawrence and David William Roache were married on July 11, 2009. The wedding was held under the Pavilion at the Museum of Science, Cambridge, with Reverend John Brink officiating. A reception in the adjoining tent followed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Peter and Mary Ellen Lawrence and Leslie Lawrence of Duxbury. The bridegroom is the son of William and Joan Roache of Norfolk, Mass. Suzanne MacGilvray was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Sarah Sheppard and Beth Nollner of Duxbury, Emily Stear and Jillian Roache. Elizabeth Roache was the flower girl. The bridegroom’s brother, Brian Roache, was the best man. The groomsmen were Jonathan Lawrence, David Cohen, Edward Lyons, Mark Stahlhammer and John Aughavin. Amanda is a 2000 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Vermont. She is presently employed as a kindergarten teacher in the Lexington school system. David is a 1998 graduate of King Phillip Regional High School in Wrentham and a 2003 graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently employed by VHB in Boston. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and presently live in Boston.


Lawrence – roache

Murphy – DeValve

hris and Karen Murphy of Chandler Street announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon, to Levi DeValve. Shannon is a 2006 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, and is scheduled to graduate from University of Connecticut in May, with a degree in human development and family studies. Levi is the son of Tim and Laurie DeValve of Manchester, Conn. He is a 2006 graduate of Manchester High School, and graduated from University of Connecticut in December with a degree in math. They will be joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and expect to intern this coming year in Buffalo. The couple is planning a July 2010 wedding in Connecticut.


r. and Mrs. Charles Weilbrenner of Duxbury announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Ann to Alexander Viteri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Octavio Viteri of Long Beach, California. Sarah is also the daughter of the late Patricia Sanford Weilbrenner of Plymouth. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Sanford of Fairfield, Conn., the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weilbrenner of Goffstown, N.H., and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Safford of Duxbury, formerly of Ridgefield, Conn. Sarah graduated from Vermont Academy and St. Lawrence University with a degree in fine arts. She is a merchant with J. Crew in New York. Alex grew up in Los Angeles and attended Loyola High School. He received a B.A. in communications at University of California at Berkeley. He is a vice president of Macy’s in Manhattan. A summer wedding is planned.


Weilbrenner – Viteri

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Oates seeks 10th town clerk term
Clerk. A Duxbury resident for 39 years, Nancy has been a town clerk for 27 years. A member of the Massachusetts Town Clerk’s Assn. and three times certified by the association, and the Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol Counties (Tri County) Town Clerk’s Association, she has availed herself of the many classes which pertain to the duties of the town clerk offered by these professional organizations. Since the State’s program concerning the Motor Voter Law came on line in April 1995, the town clerk’s office has been an active participant cooperating with the Secretary of State’s office to make Massachusetts comply with the federal laws enacted in 1993. In seeking reelection Nancy hopes to con-



ancy Oates is seeking re-election as Duxbury Town

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regory F. Hunter, of 90 Herring Weir Road, is a candidate for town moderator. A 1976 graduate of Duxbury High School, Greg has been a Duxbury resident for the majority of his life. Currently, he is employed by Maine Pointe, a Boston-based consulting firm focused on operational excellence, strategic procurement and logistics. Previously, Greg served as the CFO for a number of local firms, including Eldred Wheeler and Plimoth Plantation. In these various capacities, Greg has achieved success in effectively managing large groups and efficiently moderating sizable meetings. At ease as a public speaker, Greg’s disarming manner brings clarity, fairness and a solution-driven acumen to every role he embraces. Through his 14 years of service, Greg has gained a keen understanding of the inner workings of town government. His dedication to serving the community is reflected through the positions he has held on many town boards including, Finance Committee, Capital Planning Committee and the Transfer Station Advisory Committee. Greg was

tinue to make the town clerk’s office the voters’ connection to Town Hall by serving the community faithfully and impartially in the many complex areas of the 73 Chapters and 451 plus sections of the MGL which describe the duties of the Massachusetts town clerk. She welcomes everyone to feel free to ask her advice. Nancy’s educational background includes an MS in education from Simmons Col-

lege and a BS in education from Framingham State College. She also took courses at Bridgewater State College relating to an associate’s degree in public administration. Her past career experiences includes 27 years as Duxbury Town Clerk, four years Associate Professor at Mt. Ida College, owner /director of Snug Harbor Nursery School for 12 years, one year as a teacher at DHS, three years as a teacher at the Brookline public schools and one year as a teacher at the Southborough Jr/Sr High Schools. The mother of nine children and the grandmother of nineteen grandchildren, Nancy has been active in many school activities, taught numerous CCD classes at various levels and for the past 29 years has been a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Church.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 SenD iteMS for the opinion page to editor@duxburyclipper.com

John & BoBBie Cutler, Founders DaviD S. Cutler, PubliSher JuStin M. Graeber, eDitor Phone: 781-934-2811 E-mail: editor@duxburyclipper.com

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hat are you reading?” It’s become a famous question around the Clipper office. It’s the question David Cutler asked every potential new hire. At first it might have seemed a non-sequitur, a question outside the normal ranks of where you went to school and what was your writing experience. But it drew you into the conversation, made you open up so that David could see what you were really made of. It also typified one of the things I’ll remember most about David Cutler, his ability to hold a lively conversation with anyone –– and I mean anyone. As Jane Lane said this week, he was comfortable talking with anyone from presidential candidates in the conference rooms of his New Hampshire papers to the Town Hall janitor. He was an intellectual gymnast who could talk circles around any university professor but somehow always made you feel at ease. He was a fierce, intrepid journalist who pulled no punches, but it was his ability to make instant human connections that made him so widely loved and respected. David often boasted that he never took a formal journalism class. Instead, he took the deep connections between paper and community that his father started with the Clipper and built upon them, turning a small investment in the Marshfield Mariner into an empire of ink and pulp. Although his papers covered Town Meetings, court cases and pursued investigative reports, he understood that it was the around town items, the obituaries and the local announcements that were the true beating heart of a community newspaper. Although he demanded much of his employees, who often worked long hours, he thought of his staff as family and took an interest in their private lives. It was this duality, his ability to understand the twin natures of the newspaper business –– both on the page and behind the scenes –– that made him so unique. David taught me much about being a journalist. He helped me find my voice as an editor. Yet some of my favorite memories of him are setting out in the early morning on his beloved Grady White, searching for stripers out on Duxbury Bay, or the way his face lit up when his grandchildren stopped by for a visit. He was a lion of the newspaper industry, but his greatest passions were his family and his hometown, and that’s what I’ll always remember about him. When David’s father, John Henry Cutler, died, David wrote an editorial where he talked about carrying on the legacy his parents created. A fellow Duxbury resident had counseled him to “keep a steady hand on the tiller” of the Clipper. And he did. Even when he wasn’t involved in day-to-day operations or copy editing every page, David’s presence, his philosophy of community news and his family-oriented approach to business, was always felt. He was our captain. And even though he is no longer at the Clipper’s tiller, he will forever be the wind that fills our sails. – J. Graeber


Sail on, David

David Cutler: 1943-2010

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ear David: It was actually the summer of 72’ when the one, the only Lou Bernstein (The Lou, my dad the artist) with the green 1965 T’Bird convertible decked out with dueling spotlights and rows of car badges, dropped me off at the office to “work” while he went off to draw cartoons around Marshfield for the new paper in town. That would place me at 13 years old. We played our first of many great games of chess. I was a little intimidated by you biting your nails and rolling up your sleeves presenting those big forearms on the desk, then getting angry (at yourself) as I managed to gain the advantage and win (you probably blundered). Then you set me to task (making something for me to do), ”Put these fonts in chronological order,” and left the room. I was in a cold sweat: you were mad already and I had no idea what you meant as I stared and shuffled those plastic discs all filled with letters that were supposed to be in chronological order. In part this must have been your revenge for me winning. Thanks for clarifying that mission after 38 years! You and Mike (yes, Mariner Co-founder Michael Stearns) were like family. “David and Mike, they are family,” dad would say. Over the years I would become: the after midnight marathon jogger, (no counterveyor, the papers, you remember, would come up the belt and hit the leg of the table, and keep coming), the Clipper pressman, a member of the distinguished collating staff, the press maintenance man, the plate maker, the darkroom camera man, the chauffeur, the truck driver, the house sitter, the trash man (remember the makeshift dumpster behind the barn), the house

Chess game sparked a long friendship ———


painter, the paste up and layout artist, the chess quiz composer, the newspaper delivery man, the courier, the tenant, the “Mad” Mariner Print Shop printer ... I must have forgotten something. In Sept. of 1988 I bought my very own first 35mm camera while on vacation in California. The first week back I shot an accident at the end of Enterprise Drive and it ran in Marshfield. Finally we found the obvious winning combination – a photographer. A pastime that I had loved since “The Lou” planted that Polaroid camera in my hands when I was 5 years old. By February of 1995, thanks to you, “Big John Henry Cutler” (he had a big heart too), and the amazing editor/writer Cathy Conley, I was New England Press Association Photographer Of The Year two years consecutively, and published in Life Magazine twice. Let’s see –– how many jobs did I screw up along the way? Just the biggies ... waking you up at 5:30 in the morning with a blown motor in the GMC fully loaded with Pembroke Mariners en route to the post office, that was a good one, (since I drove the truck only once a week, I didn’t feel I needed to check the oil), forklift tracks over a $5,000 offset job (the first time I was ever fired, and last time so far). There were some proud victories for me too. Remember the time a company tried to sell you a new engine for the clamp truck? I caught those thieves. Fixed the problem, with a couple of spark plugs, and the proper fuel tanks, then it lasted all the way to the “new building” (green building). The time a mainframe computer was stolen from the office and I happened upon the culprits as

I was coming out of, or going into the darkroom at 1:00 in the morning? The times I used to tweak the old headliner machine in the barn on deadline to get the headlines out (I was particularly proud of that, and really proud to be typing out the headlines for you to paste up). I’m sure I could paste out a few more chapters, but “time is short and the days are sweet and passion rules the arrow that flies.” –– “Dark Eyes” by Bob Dylan. I guess I could sum it up now and say I probably didn’t appreciate your friendship and faith in me enough over the years, and probably benefitted more than I know from your forgiveness, generosity, and unwavering friendship. But, if it’s any consolation at all, it was always a time when, (for pretty short money), I would have followed you through a black sewer knee – deep in human waste if necessary (to take pictures, type headlines, take samples, or just to keep you company) so long as you led the way with a flashlight, because somehow you could find our way – and find a way for us to still laugh. We’ve never been perfect at it, but since that first game we’ve always been friends. Thanks for the ‘67 VW, the chess tournaments, the wade in the middle of Duxbury Bay at night (I thought we were in the middle of the deep ocean when you suddenly hopped out and started pulling the boat across a sandbar), the Fair parking, the Merry Mariner fishing trips, and managing to make something for me to do that I could be proud of. Your friend, and still Mariner photographer, Chris Bernstein

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Duxbury Clipper


f you know the We Are The World 25 for Haiti song created for Haiti, you know the resonating message, encouraging everyday citizens to give whatever they can, small or large to help the people of Haiti. It was produced by Lionel Ritchie and Quincy Jones with a large group of professional entertainers coming together in the recording studio. The final result, a slick remake of the original with millions of downloads and dollars raised for Haiti. Fast forward four weeks to the provincial town of Duxbury, where five caring teens, Maddy Clark, Christina Auer, Luke and Ike Fontaine and Kris Dowling created Harmony for Haiti to inspire Duxbury to do the same. The lyrics: ”We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving” was mobilized. Teens from north of Boston to Plymouth came together on Friday night at the DSU to do exactly that. No auditions, no studio time, these teens came together to simply sing their hearts out for the people of Duxbury and to inspire every day citizens to give to the people of Haiti. And give they did. $1,300 raised for Partners In Health and counting. The entire evening, guests were treated to original music and songs, artwork and jewelry; all prepared by our talented young people.

Teens do inspiring work for Haiti —————


everal of us have had the wonderful privilege of attending a Life Long Learning session at the Duxbury Senior Center led by Representative Thomas Calter on the subject of politics, law and the challenge of being a legislator. One impressive lesson we’ve learned has stressed the privilege, power and responsibility given to us in a democracy and that is the power of the vote. As a Legislator, Tom Calter has been en-

What it means to be a legislator —————

Ian Grant, Billy Jewell and Greg Bray wait to go on stage. From the Harmony for Haiti cal businesses, My Little Bakgraphics created by 2004 DHS ery for their in-store collection graduate, Jess Horton, to jewel- of $161.30 and Lux Nail Spa & ry made by Christina Auer and Salon, One, the gift store, Tanbags made by Maddy Clark. As newald Farm, Sugar Plum Bakwell, many musicians writing ery and King Richard’s Faire. If and performing their own songs you were unable to attend, dowith such passion and courage. nations are still welcome online The most awe inspiring moment at the Harmony for Haiti link on came when eight bands came our Web site duxburystudentutogether, completely spontane- nion.com. We are also ordering ously for the finale to perform a small batch of Harmony for Cream’s song “Crossroads.” It Haiti t-shirts. Order your comwas so perfect, bands from all memorative t-shirt for just $15 genres adding their individual- today by emailing sbradford@ ity to a classic song. Cameras, duxburystudentunion.com with video cameras and cell phones your name, phone number and were flashing with excitement. t-shirt size. Posters are also It was an unbelievable finish to available for a $5 donation. It does not stop here. Exa phenomenal evening! Many thanks to the Harmo- pect to see more of our young ny for Haiti committee, the mu- people in the coming months sicians, artists, volunteers, DSU giving beyond themselves and Staff and Board who made the their backyards! Sue Bradford night possible and to the many Executive Director friends, families and fans who Duxbury Student Union supported our incredibly talented teens. Our thanks also to lo-


trusted with this power to vote, not what is best for him, but what is best for all. He is called upon constantly to suppress his own agenda for what is best for all. Soon, the town of Duxbury will conduct its annual Town Meeting. We, as residents, citizens, voters and most importantly legislators will be required to decide and vote on matters that affect us all. Since Town Meeting is gathered to pass judgement of matters of

governance for Duxbury, we are its legislators. As such, we have a moral responsibility to put aside our personal agendas and vote what is best for all. Is it truly just, to vote for your agenda in the absence of those who might believe otherwise. One need only to look at our United States Congress to see the havoc and injustice caused by the power of the vote driven by private agendas. Bill Campbell Humphreys Lane

DHS students shine on stage ———————
had to write and say that Duxbury’s competition piece: “Dog sees God” at the Massachusetts Regional Drama Festival on Saturday was outstanding. The level of commitment to the performance Darin MacFarlane was able to elicit from the talented actors was awe inspiring. They were bold and courageous. There was never any doubt that the characters in


this play had grown up together and had been close friends for years. Even the body language was amazing. They are not the first to explore such provocative themes as grief, mental instability, sexual identity, homophobia, bullying and teen suicide; but they did it with such simple, yet shocking realism that eyes popped open, jaws dropped and people screamed. It was a mas-

terful piece of work by all who participated. They entertained and they educated. Duxbury’s drama students not only kicked butt at this festival: they wiped up the stage with it and threw it in the air like a celebration. Duxbury can be proud. Very, very proud! Bradford J. Greer Providence, RI

uxbury’s Alternative Energy Committee is proposing a bylaw that would produce a standard of acceptability for municipal-use wind power facilities in Duxbury. On the Town Meeting warrant, Article 18 for consideration is titled: “Community Scale Wind Facilities.” Duxbury is geographically situated in an area where the use of community scale wind turbines could make economic sense for electric power generation, supplying clean, inexpensive electricity to municipal departments within the town such as the schools, Town Hall, pool, library, golf course, police and fire stations etc. Recently the Alternative Energy Committee received a site assessment report funded by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust that delineates possible locations and preliminary economics of municipal wind turbines in Duxbury based on a number of key input variables. The location most suited for this use is an area in the Publicly Owned Land Overlay District located behind the Town Hall and DPW yard running up to the North Hill Golf Course. The next step in making wind power a municipal cost saving reality in Duxbury, is to have a mechanism in place that would allow, under strict provisions, a municipal wind turbine to be sited and constructed. The proposed bylaw makes provisions to first, allow the funding of a comprehensive wind resource feasibility study, including the construction of a temporary meteorological tower that will more clearly indicate expected energy savings and project economics. Second, the bylaw will also help Duxbury become eligible towards receiving funding for the eventual construction of a community scale wind facility, which the town might not be able to fund otherwise. The source of the funding would be through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (previously known as the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust). The development of wind power must be regulated in a way that takes into consideration potential impacts, safety issues and aesthetics. While the proposed By-law sets up guidelines for these issues, the true measure of a wind facility’s impact must be fully evaluated on a “site-by-site” basis. The special permit process will allow the town to fully vet the pros and cons of any potential wind project in order to make the best decisions possible for our community and one that agrees with the sentiments of the community. The proposed bylaw has the support of the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Finance Committee and Sustainable Duxbury. On behalf of the Alternative Energy Committee, we urge you to support this important and necessary step towards a cleaner and more energy independent community. For more information and documentation on the Alternative Energy Committee’s activities as well as questions and answers relative to community scale wind power, visit duxburywind.com. Mr. Duggan is the chairman of the Alternative Energy Committee


Community scale wind power
By Frank Duggan

Semper Fi, David –––––––––––––––––––––––
n the recent passing of a friend and member of the War Memorial Committee we have lost a valuable associate. David Cutler was a guiding force in our fundraising efforts. He grew up in this town and knew many of the families listed on the War Memorial. David’s volunteer efforts inspired us to keep pushing when things seemed slow. It is especially sad that he will not see the completion of our efforts, but he knew we were going to make it. The restored memorial that David worked so hard for in the last year will be dedicated on Memorial Day this year. His contribution will be remembered I believe that David, who answered his country’s call, had a bond with the people listed on the War Memorial. He too served his country and he also tasted combat in Vietnam. As an officer in the United States Marine Corps, David spent some time at the pointed end of the spear and earned the Purple Heart. He is missed. Thank You David – Semper Fi. Joe Shea, Chairman The World War Memorial Committee


Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Board approves jump in pool fees
Selectmen voted to adopt new user fees for the townowned Percy Walker pool on St. George Street. Both residents and non-residents can expect to pay more to use the extensively renovated pool when it reopens this Spring. In order to cover the pool’s estimated total operating expenses of $377,000, Recreation Director Gordon Cushing looked at all 54 fees related to the pool and made adjustments to them. Also, he and the Recreation Activities Committee investigated the fees at another comparable municipal pool in Sudbury and at both the Hanover YMCA and the Kingsbury Club, both of which are health clubs that offer a pool. Pool user rates have not changed since July 2008, according to Cushing. “There are a lot of moving parts here and no one has a crystal ball, but we do have a 33-year operating history with the pool,” said Cushing. “We don’t raise fees callously,” he added. “We’re trying to provide a cost neutral building to the taxpayers.” According to Cushing, the pool’s financial operations will be governed by an enterprise fund. This is an account that will receive all pool fees and
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In anticipation of the reopening of the Tarkiln Community Center this summer, selectmen this week set new rental rates for the building. Selectmen unanimously voted that renting either of the two halls or the kitchen at Tarkiln will cost $35 for the first three hours and $10 an hour for each additional hour. Rental of the entire building will cost $105 for a three-hour minimum and $30 an hour thereafter. Selectmen also voted to set the $35 per three hour rate to rent the exterior of the building for events and promised that they would revisit these fees once the building was opened and they had actual usage figures. The previous rental rate at Tarkiln was $4 an hour. Last year’s Town Meeting approved spending $435,720 in Community Preservation Act historical preservation funds to repair and partially restore the Tarkiln Community Center on Summer Street (Route 53). Tarkiln consists of two one-room schoolhouses built in 1871 and 1908 respectively with a connector housing bathrooms and a basement constructed in 1926. It was used as a school until 1949 when it became a youth center and finally a community center. It was closed in October 2006 after the furnace failed. Until its closure, Tarkiln was
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from which all pool expenses, both direct and indirect, will be paid. Voters at the special Town Meeting on March 13 will be asked to approve the pool’s enterprise account. Selectmen unanimously approved the new pool fees Cushing recommended last week. They take effect March 1. Cushing said that they are competitive for the market and should generate enough revenue to cover all pool expenses. Also, residents will pay less than non-residents, he said. For example, a yearly resident family membership will be $480, an increase of $120 over the previous price. A nonresident family membership will now cost $800, instead of $575, a $225 increase. A senior resident annual membership will cost $210. The previous fee was $150. A non-resident senior will pay $300 a year for a membership, or $90 more. An individual resident annual membership will be $375 as opposed to the previous $250; a non-resident will have to pay $420 instead of $350. Lessons prices, pool rentals and swim meet fees are all affected by the price increase. Daily user fees have not increased, but there is now a different rate for non-residents. Residents will pay $7

for adults and $5 for children; non-residents will pay $10 per adult and $7 per child. The fee hike should generate just under $380,000 in revenue, said Cushing. He expects $140,000 to come from pool rentals, $119,000 from lessons, $98,000 from memberships and $17,000 from daily usage. In 2003, the pool hit a high point in its revenue of $270,000. “It’s a popular place with about 110,000 swimmers a year in the building,” Cushing said. There are no plans to charge the school department for its traditional use of the pool by the high school swim team or for fourth grade swim lessons. According to Cushing, these cost the town $35,000. Last year, voters approved spending $2.2 million to upgrade to the 33-year old building, which was given to the town in 1976. Renovations include state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, new mechanical systems, lighting and plumbing fixtures, a new men’s locker room and a renovated women’s locker room. Cushing is hoping for the pool to re-open in late April or early May but said at this point, the opening date is still “a moving target.”

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used seven days a week by numerous community groups for their meetings and activities. The renovation project at Tarkiln has been underway since last year with the use of volunteer labor and donations to paint the exterior and with the installation of a new roof and new septic system. Town officials have recently received bids for the interior construction, which includes handicapped accessible ramps and bathrooms, and plan to award a contract for the construction soon. For renters, the building offers two large rooms, each with its own exterior access, which are separated by a hallway containing new bathrooms. There is also a kitchen addition. These rates were recommended by Finance Director John Madden, the Tarkiln Committee and the Fiscal Advisory Committee. Madden said that he and these committees spent a lot of time discussing the rental rates before arriving at their recommendations. He explained that currently there are many unknowns as to who would be renting the building, so he advised selectmen to revisit the rates after the building has been open. Selectman Betsy Sullivan was concerned about setting a rate to rent out the kitchen because the kitchen has been gutted and there is nothing left in it now but an industrial sink

and a storage closet. “I’m not entirely comfortable with this. There has to be some truth in advertising,” Sullivan said. Tarkiln Committee Chairman R. Taggart Carpenter said there are plans to have a “functional caterer’s kitchen” at some point at Tarkiln. This would be funded through donations, and if these plans fall through, then the space will be used as a storage area. Selectmen debated the idea of setting fees to rent Tarkiln’s grounds. Although he ultimately voted for an outdoor usage fee, Selectman Jon Witten said this fee was not necessary because he felt there was no impact on the town by groups like the Farmer’s Market who were using “a cracked ruined parking lot.” Fiscal Advisory Committee chairman Frank Mangione recommended the exterior rate because he said it will help offset the costs of maintaining the grounds and “the wear and tear on the land” when events take place on Tarkiln’s front lawn. Department of Public Works director Peter Buttkus said he had plans to improve the grounds and landscaping at Tarkiln. Town officials have predicted that Tarkiln could reopen to users by July. The Recreation Department will handle the community center’s rental schedule as it did before Tarkiln closed in 2006.

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Lunch ... Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost for Duxbury seniors $5; non-seniors and non-residents $6. Our daily congregate lunch consists of an ever-changing menu prepared by Chef Peter Dewey, including dessert, coffee, tea and water. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the previous day for the kitchen. Call the front desk at 781-934-5774, x100 or x101 to make reservations. Monday, March 3: Traditional corned beef and cabbage luncheon followed by The O’Reilly’s Irish Trio. $7 Tuesday, March 9: Guest chef - Surprise lunch Thursday, March 4: Roast pork, potato, vegetable, dessert

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Wednesday, March 10: Swedish meatballs, noodles, veg etable, dessert Thursday, March 11: Eggplant parmesan, vegetable, brownie Friday, March 12: No lunch, closed at noon. No Bingo on Monday, March 8. Tax Assistance for Seniors ... is still available at the Senior Center for 2009 tax filings or filings for extension. Please contact Peggy Murphy at the Senior Center at 781-934-5774, x104 to schedule a drop-off time with the expectation that all appointments and paperwork should be completed by April 8 and no future taxes will be accepted after that date.

The Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging are holding their 10th annual charity golf tournament at the Duxbury Yacht Club on June 7. The Friends are looking for more golfers to join and play in the fundraiser to support the Senior Center. This tournament has raised $150,000 in the past nine years and all the money has been used to support the needs of Duxbury seniors, as well as providing equipment, furniture and supplies to enhance the programs and activities. Call Jack Hamilton at 781-9346003 or John Todd at 781585-9251, or Alden Ringquist at 781-934-2879 to sign up as a golfer or sponsor.

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Spring into Good Health ... A unique, 10-week program funded by the Grafton Foundation is available through the Duxbury Senior Center for adults 60 and over to participate in a Fitness and Educational curriculum to promote healthy living among older adults. Candidates should not be currently enrolled in an exercise program and willing to commit to 10 weeks in either a self-guided or structured series of exercise units. Both pre- and post-evaluations will be conducted with the help of Plymouth Fitness professional instructors. Exercise classes by Plymouth Fitness and Senior Center fitness instructors, educational programs on nutrition and stress-management by Jordan Hospital and RHCI, and healthy cooking classes by chefs from The Village at Duxbury will be available to participants, as well as regular weigh-ins. Call Joanne at 781-934-5774, x102 or Linda, x103, if interested in participating. New Partnership opportunity... Credentialed volunteers sought for pilot project through RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) to train volunteers providing direct services to elders in or from their home, including those delivering meals, providing medical transportation or friendly visits, or performing a service for the elder in their home. The project involves attending eight one-hour training sessions over eight weeks on topics ranging from effective and respectful communications and understanding signs of dementia to paying attention to body language and homesafety. The ultimate goal is to enlist the help of volunteers who are in a unique position to determine the needs of elder clients whom they are assisting to help these clients improve their quality of life. Special event ... Monday, March 8, our annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with traditional corned beef and cabbage followed by the talented and entertaining O’Reillys Irish Trio at 12:30 p.m. Reservations required; seating is limited. Cost $7.

Dakim Brain Fitness ... The Duxbury Senior Center is privileged to have been selected as a pilot location for a Dakim Brain Fitness computer unit to afford citizens of our community a fun and challenging workout for the brain to empower aging adults to decrease their risk of developing dementia and to offer a way to exercise and maintain healthy brains just as we do the body. Stop by or call to be registered for the system. There is no charge to take advantage of this great opportunity. A single session lasts 15-20 minutes.

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On Sunday, March 7 Razia Jan will give a talk and slide show on “Building a Girls’s School in AfghanistanProgress and Perils” The event will be at the Duxbury Senior Center from 3-5 p.m. Tea and Middle Eastern treats will be served. Rare rugs, handicrafts and authentic jewelry will be available for purchase. Duxbury Rotary Club and the Duxbury Interfaith Council are sponsoring the event.

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On the first Friday, March 5, we welcome you to join us at the Duxbury Senior Center on Mayflower Street. The social starts at 9:30 a.m., the meeting begins at 10 a.m. followed by the pleasure of entertainer Kurt Wenzel with his keyboard at 10:45. Call Lee Sbraccia, our trip chairperson, at 781-585-9242 regarding the following two great getaway day trips. Tuesday, March 16 departing at 10:15 a.m. is a trip to Kris Pappas at Lake Pearl Luciano’s for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration. The cost is $61 per person. We will have a delicious luncheon with a choice of entrees including corned beef, a fun filled day of great entertainment with an around the world show featuring a U.S. musical tribute to Ireland and the O’Brien Irish Step Dancers. Thursday, April 22, we will depart at 10:15 a.m. to Venus de Milo for “Broadway Showstoppers” with Jimmy Mazz. The cost is $61 per person. Start with a luncheon of minestrone soup, baked stuffed half chicken and more, followed by the show featuring tune stoppers from the musicals of Broadway.

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Monday: Mozarella sticks with dipping sauce, Caesar salad, pears, trail mix, juice. Tuesday: Buffalo chicken sub, pretzels, fresh fruit, juice. Wednesday: Mac and cheese, sweet peas, dinner roll and butter, trail mix, juice. Thursday: Nachos, nachos, nachos, seasoned beef, golden corn, garden salad, salsa, pears, juice. Friday: Homemade calzone, Caesar salad, peaches, lemonade. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch option: Sandwich, salad, pizza, all served with veggie, fruit and milk.

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he magic happened at Alden School on Feb. 9–11. All students in grades 3-5 were entertained and educated about the possibilities of poetry by poet and anthologist, Paul B. Janeczko. With over 40 books published to his credit and a history of teaching high school English for over 20 years, Paul captivated the kids as he urged them to read poems aloud; pay attention to details, and always save their ideas. Claiming that inspiration is overrated, Paul Janeczko share his knowledge of poetry with Alden students the poet stressed the hard work earlier this month. involved in selecting just the all the time. It’s what they do paulbjaneczko.com and even right word to convey the emo- with them that really count.” included some fun photos tion or intent of the poem. “A Paul speaks about his time at from his visit. Paul’s visit was lot of people have great ideas Alden School on his Web site: funded by the Alden PTA. last year’s event sold out. Ticket prices are $10 per adult, $5 per child (in advance) or $12 per adult, $7 per child at the door. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Alden PTA. For ticket information e-mail Kellie Bresnehan at Bresnehan@ comcast.net. For more information e-mail Peggy Dickinson at ndbigtree@aol.com or Karen Bolduc at kgbolduc@ comcast.net. Join us Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday March 25 for the spring book fair at Chandler School. Books will be set up inside the main entrance from 12–4 p.m. each day. All proceeds will benefit Chandler School. New this year, stop by the fair to enter your name in the drawing for a chance to win gift certificates to Westwinds and Once Upon A Time. Bring your children by to select books for the Super Reader Challenge – we have asked for a selection of nonfiction and poetry books. If you have any questions, contact Jessica Erickson at jessicaerickson@signsonsite. com or Sheila Gambino at gambinos4@comcast.net.


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Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken and rice soup, pudding, fruit punch. Tuesday: Bacon cheeseburger, french fries, carrots, pickle spear, juice. Wednesday: Ravioli with sauce, sweet peas, wheat dinner roll, fresh grapes, apple juice. Thursday: Buffalo chicken sup or wrap, lettuce, tomato, pickles, bag of pretzels, lemonade. Friday: Sal’s cheese pizza, garden salad, orange smiles, fruit punch. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday, turkey cheese and bacon, or or bagel lunch, Tuesday, meatball sub or peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, Wednesday, bagel lunch or ham and cheese lunch, Thursday, pizza or peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, Friday, tuna sandwich. All with salad, juice, vegetable, and milk.


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Monday: French toast sticks, bacon, syrup cup, peaches, juice. Tuesday: Meatball subs, pasta salad, green beans, fruit cup, juice. Wednesday: Soft shell tacos, all the fixin’s, corn, salsa, pineapples, juice. Thursday: Chicken patty on a roll, rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, peaches, juice. Friday: Pasta bar, glazed carrots, Italian bread slice, veggie tray with cheese cubes, pears, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday, Ham and cheese on a bulkie or salad with Tuna, Tuesday, BLT or Bagel, Wednesday, Turkey and cheese or Pizza with salad, Thursday, Chicken wrap or meatball sub, Friday, Tuna sandwich or PB&J with salad. All served with milk and juice.


Take a break from the cold and head for the beach – Chandler beach! On March 12, the Chandler Elementary School gym will be transformed into a winter oasis. There will be games, crafts, popcorn, a raffle, an inflatable obstacle course and tons of fun! The beach blast will be from 6-8 p.m. Hosted by the Chandler PTA.

Applications now being accepted for Magic Dragon Children’s Center

Monday: Grilled cheese, chicken soup, crackers, strawberries, juice. Tuesday: Chicken rings, mashed potato, glazed carrots, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Ravioli with sauce, veggie tray with cheese, garlic bread stick, juice. Thursday: Soft shell tacos, all the fixin’s, corn, salsa, juice. Friday: Mini pancakes, bacon, syrup cup, red and green apples, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Pizza, Dragon sack, Sandwich of the day, Monday, Wednesday Friday – Bagel box lunch; Tuesday, Thursday – Dragon box with ham, turkey or bologna. All served with juice, veggies, fruit and milk.


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 aged eight weeks to five years as of Sept. 1. The Center is open 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the director, Sara Heath today 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 duxbury.k12.ma.us.

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Thursday Feb. 18

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6:34 p.m. Rockland police request K9 assistance. Suspect located and placed in custody. 10:14 a.m. Caller reports seal injured at the end of Goose Point Lane. Harbormaster notified.

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9:53 a.m. Caller reports moving truck blocking road on Powder Point Avenue. 1:18 p.m. Three car accident on Summer Street. Four parties transported to Jordan Hospital.

9:31 p.m. Disturbance on Chandler Street. One female from Cambridge arrested for violating an abuse prevention order. Wednesday Feb. 24

1:30 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Tremont Street. Unknown personal injury.

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Sunday Feb. 21

8:40 p.m. Caller reports motor vehicle accident on Route 3 northbound. Assisted state police. One vehicle fled the scene. Assisted with arrest of subject that fled. 2:02 a.m. Caller on Mayflower Street reports domestic incident. Transported one party to Marshfield.

1:01 p.m. Property returned for past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Bay Road. 1:07 p.m. Property returned for past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on White Street.

8:16 p.m. Police and Fire department to residence on Cove Street for transport to hospital.

5:27 p.m. Jordan Hospital requested a message delivery to residence on Cove Street. No answer, left message on door.

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10:41 a.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle in area of Dana Court.

2:47 p.m. Caller from Elm Street reports mailbox damaged two nights ago. 8:42 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint of erratic operation on Powder Point Avenue. Vehicle towed and one party brought in to station.

1:27 p.m. Property returned for past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Priscilla Avenue.

1:50 p.m. Caller reports sounds of gunshots near Harrison Street. Area search negative. 9:25 p.m. Caller reports annoying phone calls.

Monday Feb. 22

4:29 p.m. Caller on King Phillips Path reports bird hit house and appears injured. Gone on arrival.

12:20 a.m. Disabled motor vehicle at Mayflower Street.

Saturday Feb. 20

10:25 a.m. Caller reports fox in the area of St. George Street. Animal control notified.

8:43 p.m. Caller reports injured or dead possum in road on Franklin Street.

12:23 p.m. Property returned for past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Bradford Street.

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They say you win with defense, but it was the offense that was lacking on Saturday night in Falmouth, as the Duxbury boys’ basketball season came to an end with a 68-54 loss to the Clippers in the quarterfinals of the MIAA Division II South Sectional.
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ditional three-point play by senior Mike Sullivan. Falmouth’s junior guard Nelson Baptiste (20 points) put the Clippers ahead for good at 8-6, then combined with senior captain D.K. Johnson for consecutive threes and a 14-6 lead that forced Duxbury Coach Gordon Cushing to call a timeout at the 3:31 mark. Junior Billy Curly and senior Greg O’Neal cut the lead in half after coming back on the floor. However, Baptiste buried a three-pointer before Sullivan and Alessio Tranchell swapped baskets to end the first quarter with the Clippers ahead 21-14. It was a different type of
JUST IN TIME: Duxbury’s Mike Sullivan scores a bucket over the outstretched arm of Falmouth’s D.K. Johnson.

game in the second quarter, as the Dragon defense stiffened and the offense came to life temporarily with a 6-0 run by senior Steve Blout, senior Aaron Kramer, and Curley. Trailing 21-20 with a chance to go ahead, Brain Grossman was stripped of the ball at mid-court by sophomore guard Damien Reid, who went to the hoop and converted a three-point play on an acrobatic move that injected the Clippers with plenty of enthusiasm. The game took a dramatic turn at this point, as junior forward John Lavin and Baptiste combined for eight points in the final two minutes to take a 32-24 lead into the locker room. “You can only play so
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azia Jan, Duxbury businesswoman, Rotarian, and Afghan recovery leader, will host an Afghan Tea at the Senior Center Sunday, March 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. David Cutler, the man who supported my trip to Kabul to write about Razia’s Zabuli School for Girls, died this last weekend. David’s son, Josh, then Clipper editor, supported the trip as well as a priceless advocate, but without David’s help, his sense of adventure, and his brilliant editing and


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teaching, the trip and the story never would have happened. I’m proud of my work and still deeply moved by my Kabul trip in the spring of 2008, but you can’t imagine how profoundly David’s hands-on


editing shaped the final story. Without David, it would have been a choppy series of images. With David, it became what he called (and I’ll never forget), “a home run.” Razia’s swing through Duxbury will keep us posted on the latest news and status report from her two major Afghan projects. The Zabuli School for Girls is a top-quality school for girls in Deh Sabz, a poor and war-battered village outside of Kabul. Through Razia’s vision, the support of the Duxbury Rotary and other major donors, the
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Religious services
Religious Services
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 sixth grade.
Pastor Jamie Cotelleso, Worship Leader

Tuesday March 9
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.

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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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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.

Wednesday March 10
Learn to Skate Sessions. Learn to Skate with Pilgrim Skating Club at Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke. Sign up for Wednesdays,5:30-6:30 p.m. starting March 10 through April 21, a seven week session costing $120 per skater (with an additional $12 annual registration fee for new students). For more information, visit pilgrimskatingclub.com or call PSC at 781-294-7575.

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.

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Thursday March 11
VA Aid and Attendance Pension Workshop. Bayada Nurses is hosting a workshop on VA benefits at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Duxbury Council on Aging, located at 10 Mayflower St. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please call 508-830-0999 to register and if you know someone else who could benefit from this information, please bring him or her along. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please visit veteransfinancial.com for more information.

First Parish Church
duxburyuu.org Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 The office is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. but will close at 12:30 p.m. on March 4, 5, 8 and 9. 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. March 10, Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday March 4
Tech Talk Series. The Tech Talk Series continues with Spring Cleaning Your Computer at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. General file organization, deleting unnecessary files, and simple computer maintenance will be discussed. No registration required. Children’s program on foxes. Children in kindergarten through grade two with an adult are invited to learn about foxes from a naturalist with the Thornton W. Burgess Society of Sandwich from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room. The presenter will read from Old Mother West Wind followed by some natural science investigation and experiments with fox artifacts. Registration is required and may be done online at duxburyfreelibrary. org click calendar, by phone 781934-2721, x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk. American sign language class. Thursdays for six weeks beginning March 4, beginner from 5-6:30 p.m., advanced/voice off from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Cardinal Cushing Center, 405 Washington St. in Hanover. Learn the fundamentals of ASL. PDP’s and EMT/ Paramedic hours will be awarded with a certificate of completion. To enroll please contact Marianne Molinari at 781-447-2470 or manny66@msn.com.

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. Artist’s reception. A reception to meet the artist Vincent LoPiccolo will be held at the Helen Bumpus Gallery from 2-4 p.m. The Helen Bumpus Gallery will be hosting his exhibit entitled “Classical Paintings” during the months of March and April. The gallery is located on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St.

Friday March 12
Beach Blast 2010. Take a break from the cold and head for Chandler Beach. 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.

sunday March 7
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. Sunday Salon Series. Sunday Salon Series presents Wintering in Duxbury: Fashion, Frolic and Frostbite! Come to the Duxbury Free library at 2 p.m. as Madelon Ali, Chairman of the Historical Clothing Committee for the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society shares her expertise and knowledge of these topics. This program is designed for adults and mature young adults with interest in the topic. For more information, call the Duxbury Free Library at 781934-2721 x108. All you can eat breakfast. Cornerstone Lodge breakfast buffet and cooked to order pancakes and French toast from 8-11:30 a.m. Price is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $5 children 12 and under. Please bring can tabs for Shriner’s Hospitals.

Pilgrim Church
pilgrim@pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org 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. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. March 5 is World Day of Prayer. Wednesday, March 10, Lenten Taize Service at7 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 6:308:30 p.m. Mar. 10, Soup and the Word at 6 p.m.

saTurday March 13
Youth Baseball 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 three and four) or Majors (11-12 year olds/grades five and six) leagues at the Duxbury High School Gymnasium. All kids registered to play in these leagues are required to attend, regardless of whether they have previously played in these leagues. All players will be placed on a team. More information may be found on the Duxbury Youth Baseball Web site, duxburyyouthbaseball.com. Learn to Skate Sessions. Learn to Skate with Pilgrim Skating Club at Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke. Sign up for Saturday group lessons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. starting March 13 through April 17, six-week session for $105 per skater (with an additional $12 annual registration fee for new students). For more information, visit pilgrimskatingclub.com or call PSC at 781-294-7575.

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.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday worship service and Sunday School for K-12, 10:30 a.m. Mid-week testimony meeting on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Reading Room open to all, 15 Standish St. Halls Corner, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.1 p.m. Christian Science Sentinel Radio on WATD 95.9 FM Sunday mornings at 7 a.m.

Friday March 5
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. 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.

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.

saTurday March 6
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 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

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

Monday March 8
Conversational French. At the Duxbury Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. every Monday.

sunday March 14
Sunday Salon Series. The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop present literary star, David Ebershoff at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room. Ebershoff will present the international blockbuster, “The 19th Wife.” Free tickets will be required for admission and are available at the library and bookshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Why do you support Harmony for Haiti?

Question of the Week

by Mary Beth Goldman

“I’m really fortunate and there is so much need in the world. It’s a great feeling to make a difference.” Christina Auer Millbrook Way For more information about this program and other upcoming events, call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or visit duxburyfreelibrary.org and follow the Program Notes Link. Second Sunday Series. The Art Complex’s final program in the series is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and will offer children and adults, alike, the opportunity to decorate a kite. The program is free with pre-registration, required at 781-934-6634, x15.

“I saw the devastation on the news, so I wanted to help.” Ashleen Chappuis Union Bridge Road

“It is a good cause organized by some good friends.” Celia Walsh Blodgett Avenue

“Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, so I wanted to do something to help.” Dylan Kornberg Stagecoach Road 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. 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 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. Call Linda with any questions or to register at 781-934-5774, x103. Artist exhibition. The Helen Bumpus Gallery will be hosting an exhibit entitled “Classical Paintings” by Vincent LoPiccolo during the months of March and April. The Helen Bumpus Gallery is located on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, March 6 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. 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

“It’s the right thing to help people who need it.” Kate Dennison Standish Street

Concert to benefit Haiti. A concert entitled “Andrew Garland and Friends, Raising Their Voices in Song,” a benefit concert for the people of Haiti, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 21 at First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist at 223 Main St. Kingston. Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 by advance reservation by calling 781-585-3051. A reception will immediately follow at the Beal House, across the street from the church. Theatre auditions. Plymouth Community Theatre and the Massasoit Theatre Company will hold auditions for their third annual “Shakespeare on the Rock” production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Wednesday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. in Plymouth. Show dates will be in late July/early August. Actors should prepare a two minute Shakespearean monologue and may be asked to read from the script. To schedule an audition appointment, contact Mark Rocheteau at 508-958-9226. Irish night fundraiser. A Night of Dance and Music to benefit R&R Day Retreats for underserved women will be held March 28 from 6-11 p.m. at Beal House, 222 Main Street, Kingston. Features Dale and the Duds, Irish step dancing, beer, wine, soda and snacks, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door (includes one drink). Call 508-947-2750 or visit RRDyRetreats.com for more information. Beauty for Borders. A night of fashion and fun, Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Jone’s River Trading in Kingston. Island Creek Oysters, open bar, fashion show, give-aways and on-site shopping. Tickets are $40 per person and on sale at Foodie’s or cwbfoundation.org. All proceeds benefit Children without Borders. 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.

Art classes. Openings remain at the Art Complex Museum in Basic Portrait Oil Painting for beginner to intermediate with nationally known artist Laura Tryon Jennings which will be offered for six weeks on Wednesdays, March 10 to April 14, from 4– 6:30 p.m. The classes will be taught in a relaxed encouraging environment with individual attention. The cost is $165 with all supplies provided. Call 781-9346634. Idol School. South Shore Conservatory offers new Idol School for students, ages 14 and up. Idol School runs on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m., starting Feb. 24, for eight weeks at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St. SSC voice teacher, Beth MacLeod, will offer students individualized coaching. To register or for more information, call South Shore Conservatory at 781-934-2731 x 11, or visit us online at sscmusic. 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. 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,

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. 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.

Introductory class on voiceovers. Professional voice-over artist and coach Liz Solar (VH1, Nokia, Comcast, Welch’s, etc.) introduces the techniques, marketing strategies, and perks of working in this industry full- or part-time. Preregistration is required. The class is on Monday, March 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Before and After Dark School. To register, call 781934-7633. Republican Town Committee. The Duxbury Republican Town Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at the Cornerstone Lodge at 7 p.m. All local Republicans are welcome to attend. Visit duxburygop.org for more information about special guests as they are confirmed. RSVP to info@ duxburygop.org. Gallery Talk. The Art Complex Museum’s first gallery talk of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. when Sculptor Jessica Straus, who is currently on exhibit, will discuss her work. The program is free with pre-registration, required at 781-934-6634, x15. Film showing. Films of the Israeli occupation will be shown in the Duxbury Library March 20 and 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Setter Room. DSU Adult Event. Chillax to the Max at the Duxbury Student Union Adult After Hours Annual Fundraiser Evening, March 20 7:30- 11 p.m. Friends, family members, neighbors, supporters, all welcome. Tickets $25 or $30 at the door. 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.

Learn the basics of voice-overs

f you have ever been told you have a good voice, or if you have ever wondered what it would take to get paid to be the voice on commercials, audio book narrations, video games, or corporate telephone directories – then the introductory class “You’re On The Air…How to Really Make It in Voice-Overs” is for you! The class will be held on Monday, March 15 from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at Duxbury Before and After Dark with Such A Voice Coach & Producer Liz Solar. If you are interested in attending the event, please coordinate with Catherine Marshall at 802-275-0155 or call them directly at 781-934-7633. Liz Solar (VH1, Nokia, Comcast, Welch’s, etc.) will cover all topics relevant to voice-overs; including, how the industry works, what types of voice-overs there are, what is involved in technique training, where most of the jobs are headed in 2010, how to get social media and marketing training, and she will answer all questions students may have. At the end of the class, every student will use scripts to create their own voice-over with the help of the producer using Pro Tools, as well as receive an on-the-spot evaluation. “In this class, I will teach those interested in getting into voice-overs so that they have some basic voice-over techniques and an idea of what life as a professional voice-over artist is like,” says Liz, Coach & Producer for Such A Voice. Such A Voice is a voice-over training and demo production company started by Tony Award Nominee Dan Levine that has been launching students to professional careers in the voice-over industry since 1989. With the help of the amazing staff based in Burlington, Vermont, Such A Voice is able to hold seminars and workshops all around the country.



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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Living history
Zabuli School offers hope and education to girls who would otherwise commute through insecure areas to attend a school, or more likely receive no education at all. The school is a beacon in its poor but hard-working village. The facility and the staff are at a level normally found, by Afghan standards, only in an elite private school. These girls, however, attend without tuition and without charge for the meal they all receive each day. Of course, none of this is free. The school depends entirely on donor support, and particular needs sometimes exceed the budget. Duxbury Rotary, and another Rotary in Atlanta recently sent special funds for fuel so the school could be heated during the winter. Many Afghan schools must close for the snowchoked months but the girls of Deh Sabz could stay warm and learning. Other funds are needed to upgrade the security wall around the school. The wall in front is strong, but there is only flimsy wood around back. The traditional standard for buildings and homes in Afghanistan is a walled courtyard surrounding the house or building. Thus, a flimsy wall evokes a careless, unsafe atmosphere making it difficult (and unwise) for families to trust that their daughters are both safe and honored. Remember, it’s not Duxbury, where open access to the facility seems ordinary. The school needs the stone wall of the front to extend all around. This isn’t luxury. Razia’s other Afghan project is her job as Afghan Project coordinator for Arzu Rugs, the nonprofit outfit that supports many of the poorest families by buying their famous rugs, and providing a bonus paid directly to the weaver (always a woman). The bonus entails certain responsibilities: all the family’s children must go to school, along with one adult woman in the family. The basic price for the finished rug is paid, as is traditional, to the husband of the weaver. The bonus (half of the purchase price) is paid directly to the weaver. This visible, hands-on transfer of cash to the woman is agreed to in advance in negotiations with the family, and usually with great fanfare with all the family present. Most everything important in Afghanistan happens with all the family present. The result is empowerment for the weaver, and considerable enjoyment shared by all, since all were part of the project from the beginning. Check out Arzu Rugs Web site for loads of stories and pictures (www.arzustudiohope.org). In a time where donor fatigue in America is becoming exhaustion. Arzu gives you a chance to receive more than you give. Arzu’s rugs are worldclass, all natural, and made from all indigenous materials. They are heirloom quality, and tough enough to last for generations. Razia will likely have pictures with her, along with other small items. Buy one, and you become a part of history, like David Cutler, who wove stories with the same brilliance, truth, and beauty as a weaver in the Hindu Kush.
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Dragons Winter Playoff Schedule
Schedule revised as of March. 1
BOYS BASKETBALL Feb. 24 Dux over Oliver Ames 72-60 Feb. 27 Falmouth over Dux 68-54 GIRLS BASKETBALL Feb. 25 Foxboro over Dux 65-51 GIRLS ICE HOCKEY March 3 Duxbury vs. Wellesley Home SKIING March 3 State Championships 8:00 Wachusett Mtn.

DHS Athletic Department • 781-934-7668

DRAWING A CROWD: Brian Grossman has plenty of company as he drives to the basket during Duxbury’s 72-60 first round win over Oliver Ames.

Dragons eliminated
McGill, the smallest player on the floor, finished off the Dragons when he nailed a threepointer from deep in the left corner for a hard-to-overcome 44-36 lead with eight minutes left in the game. Turnovers would kill the Dragons all night long, as they got within striking distance at 48-40, only to watch Johnson and Baptiste take advantage of some sloppy Duxbury play that put the lead back to 12 at 52-40. The Dragons would get to within eight at 54-46 on a Kramer hoop, but the 6’7” center fouled out a minute later, ending any hopes for a Duxbury win.

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much defense. At some point you need to score some points,” said a frustrated Cushing. The second half opened with the Clippers going on a 5-2 run for a 37-26 lead, only to have Curtis Owen bury a free throw and Curley knock down a trey to make it 37-30 with 4:40 to go in the quarter. A technical foul on Falmouth and a basket by Kramer suddenly had the Dragons back in the game at 37-34 before Cushing called a timeout. When played resumed Grossman would score a bucket to stay close at 41-36. However, Falmouth freshman Andrew

Grossman led the Dragons in his final varsity game with 16 points, while Kramer added 13 and Curley and Sullivan chipped in with nine each. “We just had to make some shots,” said Cushing. “We only scored 36 points in the first three quarters. This is a tough place to play and they are a good team. We got beat and tonight they were a better team than we were.” The game also marked the end of the high school basketball careers of seniors Pat McWilliams, Kyle Dame, Tom Kazanowski, Jon Frye, Tom Guilfoyle, Steve Blout, Sullivan, Greg O’Neal, C.J. Cote and Kramer.

Nick Lyons, Steve Kearney, and Alex Kosharek hope opponents don’t rain on Duxbury’s parade during the playoffs.

THE FUTURE IS LOOKING GOOD: Duxbury girls’ basketball is starting to produce a flow of new talent to the high school. Coaches John Tobin and Assistant Coach David Walsh are in charge of the eighth-Grade travel team that recently upset top-seeded Rockland. Members include: (Front) Kate Scavongelli, Halle Walsh, Sarah Tobin, Kelly Dame, Maeve McCarthy and Hannah Cadorette. (Back) Tobin, Brianna Connolly, Caitlan Turok, Gabby Davis, Haley McLaughlin, Emily Weimer, Nikki Vetch and Walsh.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Dragons’ Den
They started the season with low expectations after losing a roster loaded with seniors.
Duxbury Foxboro By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com

Lady Dragons fall to Foxboro

Sports Editor Mike Halloran • sports@duxburyclipper.com


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After a miserable start and questions whether or not they had the talent to win five games, things turned around near mid-season for the Duxbury girls’ basketball team, as they won five games in a row and suddenly were thinking post-season play. Despite a first-round exit last Thursday night in a 65-51 loss to third-seeded Foxboro High School, the future is definitely looking brighter for the girls’ basketball program with the discovery of freshmen Kaitlin Norton and Michela North. Dunn loses just one senior from his current roster, and the experience gained by his underclassmen promises to go a long way in building the program back to prominence. Their play on Thursday night, although sloppy at times, showed they have the talent to be a Patriot League contender for the next few years. While nerves were evident in Foxboro, the amount of adrenalin running through

their veins in the first quarter must have had the Warriors wondering how this team finished 11-11 and was the 14th seed. Matching basket for basket in the first few minutes, the Lady Dragons would take an 8-6 lead on a Devon Tsinzo three-pointer, and increase it to 11-8 on another trey by the junior guard with 3:03 left in the opening quarter. Coming out of a timeout, Maggie North gave Duxbury a surprising five-point lead at 13-8, prompting the hosts to do some serious soul-searching. The Warriors quickly went on the offensive, scoring nine straight points for a 17-15 lead before North ended the first quarter with a basket to bring Duxbury within two. Turnovers continued to ESCAPE ROUTE: Duxbury’s Jenna Cusick sheds a double team from Foxboro’s Ashley Snyder and hamper the Lady Dragons, as Gianna Roma during the Lady Dragons’ 65-51 loss to Foxboro. Foxboro took advantage and a 9-0 run that would give them fense the rest of the way, giv- added 18. went on a 9-2 run before Dunn a lead they would never relin- ing Duxbury fans hope that “We didn’t play a very called a timeout to prevent fur- quish. the two of them will lead the good game out there tonight,” ther damage. The Norton sisters would resurgence of Lady Dragon said Coach Dunn. “We were It was a needed break for score late in the third quarter, basketball in 2011. tentative. We weren’t ready the visitors, as they came back closing the gap to 48-40 with Duxbury had good distri- to take it to the basket and on the court and whittled away eight minutes left in the sea- bution in the scoring column, we didn’t set any screens. I at the Foxboro lead, ending son, and North would open the as Kaitlin Norton led the way was very surprised in that first the half trailing 32-28 when fourth quarter with a basket with 14 points, while North quarter. I expected Foxboro to Tsinzo buried a three in the that cut the margin to six. contributed 13 and Tsinzo be at another level. After what last few seconds. Once again Foxboro would bombed away from outside for I saw in the first five minutes Baskets by Maggie Norton turn on the heat, exploding for 12. I was thinking if we just play and Tsinzo would tie the game nine unanswered points and a Junior forward Kayleen our game we can play with this at 32-32 just seconds into the 57-42 lead with 4:30 to go in Whall was the top scorer for team. We played from behind second half, but turnovers con- the game. the Warriors with 19 points, most of the time and it wasn’t tinued to hamper the Duxbury Kaitlin Norton and North while 1,000 point scorer se- one of our best games, but we cause, as the Warriors went on would provide Duxbury’s of- nior guard Kristen Hoffman did play a good game.”

O’Neal wins state title
Duxbury resident and Boston College HS senior Patrick O’Neal won the 100yard butterfly at last week’s MIAA Division I State swimming finals. O’Neal is a four-year starter and the 2009-10 cocaptain for the Eagles, as well as being undefeated in the 100-yard butterfly in this year’s dual meets. O’Neal was the third seed in this year’s Division I State championships and beat the defending State champ with a personal-best time of 53.21. While the butterfly is his specialty, he is also a major contributor on the powerhouse BCHS squad. Named to this year’s Boston Globe All-Scholastic team, O’Neal was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team (2nd) and the 200-yard freestyle relay team (2nd) on which he anchored. In this year’s South Sectionals, O’Neal was on the winning 200-yard freestyle

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 srtfpt@aol.com.

DYSA minisoccer starts soon
Registration is still open for Duxbury Youth Soccer’s Minisoccer. Minisoccer is fun, healthy, team-based, and instructional, and is designed with young kids in mind. Minisoccer is for players in the following age groups: Children born between Aug. 2, 2003 - Jul. 31, 2005 will play in the “Under-6” age group. Children born between Aug. 1, 2001 - Jul. 31. 2003 will play in the “Under-8” age group. The hour-long sessions focus on fun first, and are action packed -- a lot of ball touches, no standing around, and no lines. Kids will enjoy playing with friends and meeting new ones in these well organized sessions. The low or no pressure format includes high participation exercises and skill development, followed by fun match play (Under-6 play informal matches; Under-8 play matches against other teams on larger fields and goals) Parents are welcome to assist with the organization of the session and help with coaching if they like. Instruction will be

relay team, and also placed in the 200-yard medley relay (2nd), 100-yard butterfly (4th), and 200-yard freestyle relay (6th). He was also a member of the 200 and 400yard relay teams in last year’s Sectional that set a new record in each event. O’Neal is the 2010 Catholic Conference butterfly champion and was named the meet MVP.

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Youth Softball

Registration continues in grades 1-12 for the 2010 Spring Softball Season. Grades 3 and up must supply their own helmets, but for anyone purchasing a helmet through our local vendor, free fittings will be offered. Hone those pitching skills at the DYS Free Pitching Clinics. Go to duxburyyouthsoftball.org for easy on-line registration and all information.

available just before the season for parents who are interested. The season runs on seven weekends with hour-long sessions that take place on Sunday afternoons during September and October. The “Under-6” group plays at 12 noon; “Under-8” play at 1:15 p.m. All games are at Coppens Field Complex at Chandler School. Some openings remain for the upcoming season. Although the discounted registration deadline has passed, late registrations are still being accepted for these age groups. To register, visit the Duxbury Youth Soccer Web site at duxburyyouthsoccer.org and register

Field permits

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 Web site: town.duxbury.ma.us/ recreation or by calling the office at 781-934-7034


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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 and 4) or Majors (11-12 year olds/grades 5 and 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 and 4) whose last name begins with:

Youth baseball mandatory leveling day March 13

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A–G 8 a.m. H–P 9 a.m. Q–Z 10 a.m. Majors Sessions: 11 and 12-year olds (grades 5 and 6) whose last name begins with: A–G Noon H–P 1 p.m. Q–Z 2 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 e-mail 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 Web site: duxburyyouthbaseball.com. If you have not yet registered your son or daughter for spring baseball, please do so by visiting the Web site. Registration (without a late fee) ends Feb. 28.

”B” TEAMER MAKES A STATEMENT: Paul Roche IV of Byrne Road saved 47 shots to lead the St. George’s School to an exciting 3-2 win against Groton School last weekend. It was the Dragons’ second win of the season against the defending ISL champions and pushed St. George’s record to 9-1 in the conference. The team now gets to hoist its third ISL Eberhart Championship banner in the school’s 116-year history.


Sophomore Mike Slattery (DHS ‘07/Northfield Mount Hermon ‘08) and the Southern New Hampshire Penman’s hockey season ended on Saturday afternoon in a Northeast-10 quarterfinal tournament game at Saint Michael’s home rink in Burlington, Vermont. In a closely fought contest the final score was 7-5… Senior Pat Magnarelli (DHS ’06) is back in action for Harvard and scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes of action in the Crimson’s 78-58 win over Yale this weekend. On Friday night Magnarelli scored 8 points and grabbed a pair of rebounds in Harvard’s 91-71 win over Brown… Senior Kristyn Roth (DHS ’06) ended her swimming career at Boston College at the ACC Championships last week by swimming her two best Slattery college times in the 500-yard freestyle (:24.96) and the 100-yard freestyle (:54.50)… Senior Meg Shine (Tabor ’06) ended her college career by making 11 saves in Hamilton’s NESCAC Tournament loss to Middlebury… Junior Ashley Buckley (’07) finished seventh in the pentathlon with 2887 points at the New England Collegiate Championships on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston… Junior Buckley Terry Woods (DHS ’06) got an assist in Babson’s 4-2 win over UMass-Boston in the quarterfinals of the ECAC East Tournament On Saturday night. Babson will now advance to the semifinals at Norwich on Friday night… Junior Evan Novakowski (DHS ’07) was a member of Bucknell’s 4x400 relay team that won the title at the Patriot League Championships last week at West Point… Sophomore Sean McCarthy (Roxbury Latin ’08) and his Trinity College hockey team upset Mike Baran (Thayer ’07) and his 4th seeded Amherst squad, 2-1 in OT, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Friday night… Freshman Mark Brust (DHS ’09) had 5 points in 18 minutes of play, as Bates was eliminated by top seeded Williams, 71-48, on McCarthy Saturday afternoon in Williamstown… Duke senior attackman Max Quinzani (DHS ’06) scored 6 goals and added 2 assists as the #8-ranked Blue Devils beat Penn, 16-11, on Saturday in Durham… Senior Chris Nixon (DHS ’06) collected 2 ground balls in Georgetown’s 15-13 loss to Maryland on Saturday in D.C… Senior captain Jeff Bizinkauskas (DHS ’06) and his Wesleyan University baseball team will open their season Bizinkauskas this week when it travels to Arizona for five games… Senior Jamie Ducinski (DHS ’06) and her Bridgewater State softball team get into action this week at the Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, FL for an 11-game stretch… Senior Matt Fuchs (DHS ’06) had an assist in Yale’s 14-7 season-opening win over Holy Cross on Saturday in New Haven… Sophomore defenseman Erin Levesque (DHS ’08) and her UNH lacrosse team ended its 15-game losing streak to Dartmouth and Broghan Cully (Nobles ’07) with a 9-8 win over the Green on Saturday in NH… Junior defenseman Kate Cipolletti (DHS ’07) and her Boston University lacrosse team knocked off UMass, 10-8, on Wednesday in Amherst… Junior defenseFuchs man Sam McMahon (Groton ’07) was credited with a groundball in Harvard’s 10-8 win over UMass on Saturday… Freshman Quinn Cully (DHS ’09) was credited with a groundball in Notre Dame’s 12-8 win over Penn State on Sunday afternoon in South Bend… Wentworth junior Sam Herrick (DHS ’06) has been named a first-team All-Star in the Commonwealth Coast Conference for basketball. Cully Do you have a son or daughter playing or coaching in college? Please e-mail us at: sports@ duxburyclipper.com, and tell us who and where they are, what sport they are playing, what high school they went to and the year they graduated. We’ll take it from there.

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A PERFECT SEASON: The Duxbury United U10 girls’ soccer team went undefeated this session and then won the JunglePlex Indoor Soccer Championship. Front row: Kellie Errasti, Allie Cavallo, Jordan Armstrong and Anna Horgan. Middle row: Renee Papp, Grace O’Hare, Eliza Eldredge, Lila Jones and Mattie Moran. Back row: Niamh Griffin, Charlotte Butcher, Brooke Lovett. Missing, Caroline Butler, Helena Jensen and Devon Schiller.

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Get Ready for Spring! Spring Registration: March 15 – March 26 Look for complete listing of all programs on the web in the next few weeks: town. duxbury.ma.us/recreation.

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Percy Walker Pool – latest pics and updates can be found at: town.duxbury.ma.us/pool Call the Rec Dept. at 781934-7034 for more information.


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DBMS open house

Are your children interested in sailing this summer? Stop by DBMS for a Jr. Sailing Open House on Wednesday, March 3, 1-7 p.m. At the event you can discuss sailing course options, meet DBMS sailing staff including new Director of Jr. Sailing, Chris Lash, speak with junior sailing parent volunteers and receive help with online registration. DBMS program catalogs will arrive in the mail this week. Registration begins March 1 online at dbms.org. Call DBMS with questions 781-934-7555.

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The Duxbury Youth Basketball fifth-grade girls team attended the DHS girls’ varsity game on Feb. 1 and cheered the team to a victory over Silver Lake. The DYB girls were impressed with the DHS team. Coach Andrew Chase is pictured here with the team: Siobhan Tierney, Lil Foote, Julia Chase, Izzy Murphy, Rylee White, Sarah Gill, Katherine Bartley, Rachel Kyriakides, Meghan Guilfoile, Annabel McLaughlin, Brie Lawson, Fioana Griffin, Bridget Murphy and Lauren Oliver.


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Fourth Friday film series
The Duxbury Free Library’s next film in the Fourth Friday Film series, “Volver” directed by Pedro Amnodovar will screen on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, library lower level. Anyone with questions about Penélope Cruz’s talent as an actor will have all the answers after watching this film. Almodóvar treads familiar ground and works with some of his favor-

ite actresses—including Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, and Chus Lampreave—to create a film of genuine emotional resonance. The film is rated R. Film screenings are preceded and followed by lively discussion led by Prof. Mandrell. Admission is free and refreshments are available. March 26: Songcatcher (USA 2000) dir. Maggie Greenwald. 109 mins. PG-13.

Although somewhat anachronistic, the music and Janet McTeer’s pitch-perfect performance more than make up for whatever is less than apt for the period. With Pat Carrol and Aidan Quinn, as well as a surprisingly affecting Emmy Rossum in her first feature film. April 23: Ma vie en rose / My Life in Pink (France 1997) dir. Alain Berliner 88 mins.

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Anderson. 104 mins. Rated R. Who says that a mother doesn’t know best? Who better to place a personal ad for her single daughter in a local paper? Yet another romantic comedy with the advantage of terrific writing, outstanding performances, and a Boston location. Not to be missed. For further information, 781-934-2721 x100 or go to duxburyfreelibrary.org.



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