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Volume LX No. 10 “Always vote for principle, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meeting to-do
list shorter
Crematory, fire station projects
on Town Meeting agenda
By Justin Graeber, Clipper Editor livan.
Sullivan also pointed out
The warrant is shorter the warrant also contains less
this year, and as annual Town money after some lean years
Meeting approaches there are for the town, and town leaders
only a handful of articles like- heard a message from voters
ly to create controversy on the last year to tighten belts.
floor of Town Meeting. “There’s a real push in
Town Hall and in the town
town meeting departments to use it up, wear
it out and use it again, which SING OUT: The Duxbury Performing Arts Center hosted an a cappella performance on Saturday night
“There aren’t a lot of ini-
that was presented by John Hancock Mutual Funds with all proceeds going to the Paul S. Fortini
tiatives,” said Board of Select- Foundation. Pictured is Northeastern’s a cappella group The Nor’Easters, which includes DHS grad
men Chairwoman Betsy Sul- continued on page 7
Tom Fiset. For more pictures see page 28. Photo by Karen Wong

A ray of hope Police chief

Girls school in Afghanistan still flourishing finalists picked
By Justin Graeber, Clipper Editor By Susanna Sheehan, Clipper Staff meeting. He said all three fi-
ou might think
nalists were involved in an
your commute is Town Manager Richard all-day assessment center at
tough, but Razia MacDonald has announced the town hall Saturday. This
Jan’s is much worse. the names of the three finalists intensive interview and test-
She wears two hats, as the he is considering for the job of ing process was conducted by
head of the Zabuli School for Duxbury police chief. BadgeQuest, the search com-
Girls in Deh Subz, Afghani- They are Lieutenant Rich- pany MacDonald hired to find
stan and as the program direc- ard F. Bates of the Worcester a replacement for Chief Mark
tor for the Arzu Foundation, police department, Plympton Deluca, who left surrounded
a non-profit that works with Chief of Police Matthew M. by controversy in October.
women rug weavers known as Clancy, and retired Chief of Over 50 applicants applied
the Hazara. It can sometimes Police in Londonderry New for the position, said MacDon-
take her 14 hours to get from Hampshire, Joseph R. Ryan. ald.
one place to the other, across Razia Jan stopped by the Senior Center on Sunday to update resi- MacDonald made this an- MacDonald commended
nouncement Monday night
continued on page 8 dents on her work in Afghanistan with the Zabul School. at the Board of Selectmen’s continued on page 4


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Sleep survey results promising First gallery

Committee members say data from parents is needed talk at ACM
By Justin Graeber, Clipper Editor the comments than the num- The Art Complex Mu-
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teachers said the change had The survey was done from change was implemented. 
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times. 59 percent of high a Minnesota town that under- were the “most challenging”
school and middle school went a similar change. part of the change. She said
teachers had a favorable view “I was looking at one that moving the high school and  
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Chief finalists picked time frame in which he would

RTC to meet
March 18
continued from page one
choose a new chief, a respon-
the diligent work of the police sibility that lies solely with
chief search committee that MacDonald. The Duxbury Republi-
he appointed in November. “I don’t know how long it can Town Committee will
Members include Chairwom- will take,” MacDonald said. hold a March meeting on
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MacDonald said his next
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mittee and begin the process
of reviewing the qualifications
of the finalists. He said it was
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By Susanna Sheehan, Clipper Staff
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Works Director Peter Buttkus taken of the footprints and sent ritory. They can roam up to a
said the witness was a carpenter to the state Division of Wild- 30-square mile area,” Buttkus
working on a job in the North- life and the town is waiting to said. “We want to let people
west corner of Duxbury and he hear more information, Butt- know there could be one in the
watched the cougar walk along kus said. area, but it’s wildlife. It’s to be
a fence line. The witness esti- The pictures show paw appreciated and avoided.”
mated the big cat to be six to prints in the snow and along- There have been many
six and a half feet long. side a measuring tape showing sightings both confirmed and
Mountain lions, also the prints to be a little over 4” unconfirmed of cougars in
known as cougars, pumas or in diameter, said Buttkus. all the New England states,
catamounts, are large, brown- MacDonald urged the pub- including Massachusetts. In
ish cats that generally weigh lic to be careful and said the 1997, scat found near the re-
between 100 and 200 pounds. town has sent out a reverse- mains of a killed beaver at the
They are found mostly out 911 announcement about the Quabbin Reservoir in Western
West and in parts of southern possible sighting to residents Massachusetts was confirmed
Florida but hundreds of years in the Keene Street area. to be from a mountain lion,
ago they lived in all of North Buttkus said the location according to the Cougar Net-
America. They were believed of the cougar sighting is a very work’s Web site.
to be killed to extinction in New large rural area along Dux- In 2004, The Boston Globe
England in the 1800s. Since bury’s border with Pembroke reported on alleged cougar
then, there have been various and Marshfield. Duxbury of- sightings in Acton.
cougar sightings throughout ficials are working with the Mountains lions in the East
all of the Eastern states and Pembroke animal control of- are mostly believed to be in-
New York and Pennsylvania. ficer and they have installed tentionally released animals or
In 1848, in Rhode Island, the game cameras near the sight- escapees.
last documented mountain lion ing area in the hopes of captur- Residents wanting more
was killed in West Greenwich. ing the big cat on film. information can call Animal
Its remains reside at Harvard According to Buttkus, the Control Officer Ed Ramos at
University’s Museum of Com- Pembroke ACO officer’s wife 781 934-5774.
parative Zoology. is a taxidermist who believes
MacDonald said that when from seeing the footprints that
the witness was shown photo- the animal is a mountain lion,
graphs of various animals, he and she estimated it to be be-
identified the picture of the tween 70 to 100 lbs.
mountain lion as the animal he While Buttkus wants the
saw. public to be aware, he doesn’t
“There are footprints that want the situation to become
seem to verify that they are “a circus.”
from a mountain lion,” said “These animals try to avoid
MacDonald. people. They are shy and soli-
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A fundraiser for Children
Lunch... Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 Without Borders will include
p.m. Cost for Duxbury seniors $5; non-seniors and non-residents a night of fashion and fun on
$6. Our daily congregate lunch consists of an ever-changing the red carpet. Ladies only!
menu prepared by Chef Peter Dewey, including dessert, coffee, The event will be held Friday,
tea and water. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the previous March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jones
day for the kitchen. Please call the front desk at 781-934-5774, River Trading in Kingston.
x100 or 101 to make reservations. Hosted by Christine Hamori
Monday, March 15: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit Cosmetic Surgery and Skin
Spa and Wiemeyer Denistry.
Tuesday, March 16: Ham, macaroni, peas, cake Hors D’oeuvres will include
Wednesday, March 17: Roast beef, potatoes, vegetable, Island Creek Oysters and an
dessert open bar. The fashion show
Thursday, March 18: Roast chicken, rice, vegetable, turn- will showcase clothing by ET-
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Friday, March 19: No lunch, closed at noon. provided by Elements the Sa-
Tax Assistance for Seniors... is still available at the Senior lon. There will be a raffle and
Center for 2009 tax filings or filings for extension. Please con- beauty-inspired giveaways.
tact Peggy Murphy at the Senior Center at 781-934-5774, x104 Tickets are $40 per person and
to schedule a drop-off time with the expectation that all appoint- are on sale at cwbfoundation.
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Fewer articles on meeting warrant sion on the warrant is for de-

continued from page one She said the public safety
sign fees for renovations to the buildings are a more difficult
is why we’re one of the few main fire station on Tremont question for voters, but she
towns that isn’t laying people Street. After plans for a new praised the feasibility group
off,” she said. “We heard loud police station and fire reno- for their hard work over the
and clear [from residents], live vation project were defeated past three years.
within your means because we at the ballot box last year, the “These buildings are past
have to.” Public Safety Feasibility Com- their useful life, especially
This year, voters will de- mittee scaled back their plans. the police station,” she said.
cide on two temporary tax in- In addition to the design fees, “We’re trying to get the money
creases called debt exclusions. the committee is asking for to get it right.”
The first is a plan to replace the money from the capital budget Also on the warrant are
30-year old crematory build- to pay for site testing on May- several citizens petitions, in-
ing at a cost of $2.6 million flower Street, a possible site cluding an initiative to in-
dollars. for the new police station. crease the board of selectmen
“The building is very anti- “Both of these buildings from three members to five, a
quated,” said Robert Hayes of are woefully inadequate from move to bring a recall petition
the Crematory Building Com- a program point of view,” said to Duxbury and changes to the
mittee. Andre Martecchini, chairman town’s lot coverage rules. A
Hayes said the building’s of the committee. similar measure was shot down
equipment is outdated and in- He said that the buildings at Town Meeting last year.
efficient. In addition, where are continuing to “limp along” This year’s round of Com-
the building is situated isn’t with temporary fixes, but he’s munity Preservation Act ar-
optimal –– there’s no room for hoping residents will see the ticles is also scaled down from
expansion, and the building is need for better public safety last year. The town is looking
surrounded by graves, nega- facilities in town. to purchase a defunct cranberry
tively impacting the privacy of “Building or no new build- bog near Exit 11, and the Com-
visitors. ing, our service will continue,” munity Preservation Commit-
“It’s not located in the right he said. “The fire truck will tee is supporting renovation
place,” Hayes said. “You don’t arrive if you have a fire, the projects at First Parish Church
want to go to a cemetery and police will arrive if you have and the Issac Keene Barn at
Paul D. Fitzgerald, D.M.D., P.C.
drive by a crematory.” a break in.” Camp Wing. Specializing in Orthodontics
He said the architects told Sullivan pointed out that Town Meeting is this Satur-
the committee the new build- the crematory creates revenue day, at 9 a.m. in the Perform-
ing has a life of 50 years. It for the town. ing Arts Center. For a more de-
will have room for future ex- “It’s proved its worth to tailed article-by-article look,
pansion, and will have a more the town,” she said. “I think see our Town Meeting supple-
discreet entrance off Mayflow- it’s a good town project and I ment on page 11.
er Street. think it makes financial sense
The only other debt exclu- as well.”

Candidates corner
Brayer a candidate for School Committee
olleen Brayer of To- Brayer has lived in Dux-
bey Garden Street bury for 18 years with her hus-
announces her can- band, Tom, and has children
didacy for school committee in the Duxbury school system
and the platform she will fol- in the eighth, sixth and fourth
low. grades. 187 Summer St. Suite 8
“As an active attendee and Brayer urges all citizens to
participant at school commit- attend Town Meeting on March Kingston
tee meetings for the past eight 13 and respectfully asks for 781-585-0024
years, I have a working knowl- your vote on Saturday, March
edge of the issues that are 27.  She encourages anyone
facing our system,” she said.  sibility that being a school who would like to ask her COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS
“There are three main prin- committee member brings.  I questions or discuss the issues
am confident my experience
ciples that I believe must be to contact her at 934-6474 or at
in the forefront of all discus- on the Finance Committee and
sions and decisions about our background in accounting and  
schools: students first; fiscal small business management  
clarity; and accountability.” will benefit the town.  There is
Students first is the top pri- nothing more important than SU ESCUELA’S
ority in her campaign.  Brayer the hiring of the right superin-
understands our district contin-
ues to have students who are
tendent.  We need to make sure
that this person cannot only
lead, but can also collaborate
underachieving, and is com-
mitted to implementing ini- with all the stakeholders.  Our WORLD EXPLORERS
tiatives that meet the children new superintendent will not
where they are, and guide them
to achieve their best.
only control the quality of our
schools (which directly effects
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if you pay in full by May 1st. PROGRAM
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Fiscal clarity has been high our home values), but also 781-383-2585
on Brayer’s radar. She believes more than half of the town’s Weekly Sessions 9:00 - 1:00 pm
that, “having a clear picture of budget.  Our children’s fu- June 14 - August 27
the total costs of running our tures rest upon a thorough and
schools only improve the re- thoughtful search, and I will be Full or 3-Day Week Options
Summer afternoon
lationship between the schools an asset to that process.”
and the community, and will In addition to her appointed and evening classes Ages 2 - 12
lead to the best education for position on the Finance Com- available for Grades
Two Great Locations: Duxbury & Cohasset
our students.” mittee, Brayer is also a trustee K - 12 and Adults.
Accountability is the third of the Duxbury Beach Res-
priority in Brayer’s platform.  ervation, Inc., member of the
Duxbury Beach Preservation Your child will discover and learn the romantic
She knows that open com-
munication is the hallmark of Society, active in the Pilgrim Spanish language while they are exploring
a good organization, and that Congregational Church, was the world.... as painters, artists, musicians,
open meetings are the com- a Chandler School Council photographers, actors, chefs and Olympians.
mittee’s obligation to the tax- member, runs the Alden Chess Come play, dance and sing in a
payer. Club she founded, and is a reg- full immersion language program
Brayer says, “I am ready ular volunteer in the Duxbury
that promises fun and excitement.
for the workload and respon- Middle and Alden schools.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 7

Caf workers contract resolved

By Justin Graeber, Clipper Editor tendent Susan Skeiber said the search process. The super-
district had put out a request intendent search committee
The School Committee an- for proposal just to explore the will consist of three teachers,
nounced Wednesday night that possibility of outsourcing the one support staff member, two
they had come to an agreement cafeteria program. principals, one central office
with the cafeteria workers af- “We’re just trying to see staff (Assistant Superintendent
ter a dispute over lost health what that would look like,” Edwin Walsh), two parents and
benefits. she said. one community member (Fi- 781-834-6231 • 267 Ocean St., Brant Rock, Marshfield
The board unanimously She stressed that nothing is nance Committee Chairman
voted to ratify a settlement concrete at this point and any Kenneth McCarthy). There
agreement with the cafete- such proposal would have to was some discussion about
ria workers union, AFSCME come back before the School the makeup of the committee
Council 93, AFL-CIO. How- Committee. –– Maureen Connolly pointed
ever, the agreement did not Also at Wednesday’s meet- out it was heavily weighted
satisfy resident Jim Sullivan, ing: towards staff –– and if the
who has been speaking out on • The board read a letter members should be Duxbury
behalf of the cafeteria workers from the Plymouth County residents. The board will make
since it came to light several District Attorney’s office and a final choice on members dur-
months ago that workers had apologized for breaking the ing a meeting on March 17.
their hours reduced, resulting Open Meeting Law by asking
in a loss of benefits. a Clipper reporter and a cable
Sullivan called the agree- access worker to leave a Sept.
ment a “deficient and long- 23 workshop meeting. Chair-
overdue arrangement” but said man George Cipolletti said
that it was a “further insult” to that the board had misinter-
the workers because it did not preted advice from legal coun-
include retroactive compensa- sel about whether or not they
tion. could ask that the meeting not
“Some of these employees be videotaped. He promised
have had to go without any that the committee would keep
medical coverage since Sep- the doors open for future meet-
tember,” he said. ings.
He also claimed that the • The committee voted to
agreement is only good through approve a school calendar for
June 30, and expressed a fear the upcoming year that would
that the district is looking to see school start before La-
privatize the school lunch ser- bor Day, similar to this year’s
vice. schedule. Teachers will come
“Lower paid carpetbagger in Aug. 30-31 for professional
workers will replace these lo- development, and students will Welch 5/4/09 11:05 PM Page 11
cal loyal long-term employ- start school on Wednesday,
ees,” he said. Sept. 1. The last day of school
Committee members did will be June 23. The motion
not respond to Sullivan dur- was approved by a 3-2 vote.
ing the meeting, and the settle- • The board voted not to
ment agreement was approved participate in school choice.
without comment. • Anne Ward updated the
After the meeting Superin- board on the superintendent

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continued from page one How to help are the eyes and you all are s /VERYEARSOFLEADTEACHINGEXPERIENCE
dangerous mountain roads in a Checks can be sent to Razia’s s TOSTUDENT TEACHERRATIO
fragile part of the world. Ray of Hope Foundation, P.O.
Box 81052, Wellesley MA,
Jan recently returned to 02481 bury Rotary Club who helped
Duxbury, a place she consid- raise the funds to build the Sonia T. Kelly, M. Ed.
ers a second home and where man, who killed all the stu- school, how happy she was to AMI Montessori Certified
she ran a tailor shop for years, dents and teachers and then have the support.
State Certified: Preschool through Third Grade
on Sunday to update residents burned the building down. It’s “I don’t think we could Visit us at
on the school’s progress and a reminder of what the girls have survived without your 484 Temple Street, Duxbury s  
her other work. and staff risk to bring edu- support,” she said. “You are
“I’m in Afghanistan ... but cation to the village of Deh making a big difference.” RARE OPPORTUNITY
my soul and heart is here,” she Subz.
told the crowd at the Senior To that end, Jan is seeking Pasture Perfect two acre parcel
Center on Sunday. to raise funds to finish build- Interfaith spring located between Harrison &
March 6 was the start of ing a wall around the school. Depot St. This well-priced,
the school’s third year. There When the building was first basket project historic land abuts the
are now over 300 girls en- built, they did not have enough The Service Committee Yacht Club!
rolled in grades K-6, and Jan money to complete a proper of the Duxbury Interfaith Asking: $640,000
says the school can stand tall wall and had to make do with Council is making plans for
with any private school in the wood beams –– a structure the Spring Holiday Basket
region. that is now falling apart. Project to benefit our less (508) 353-7932
She showed a video of the “Security is the most im- fortunate neighbors.
young girls reciting English portant thing to take care of,” Donations of food are
and practicing reading in Ara- Jan said. “If they don’t see, needed such as canned
bic. maybe they don’t react.” goods; packaged dessert
“They don’t want a day Jan also sits down with mixes such as brownie,
off,” Jan said. “They want to the local leadership every cake and frosting, quick
be there all the time.” six months to make sure the bread, muffins and cookies;
Patty Quigley, who runs school is not stepping on any or hommade goodies. Do-
Razia’s Ray of Hope Founda- toes. nations of money are also
tion also spoke on Sunday and “Razia’s trying to go with needed. The council’s finan-
told the crowd of the tremen- the system that’s in place,” cial needs continue to grow
dous work Jan is doing in Af- said Quigley. each year.
ghanistan. At the beginning of this Please make check pay-
“Her daily life ... it’s not year, some fifth grade girls able to the Duxbury Inter-
easy,” Quigley said. “She is said they would not be return- faith Council and mail to
making a huge difference. ing to the school because their P.O. Box 1161, Duxbury,
She’s quite a role model for fathers were insisting on them MA 02331. Drop off loca-
the girls and the women when wearing traditional Islamic tion is Holy Family Church
she stands up to the men.” veils to cover their faces. Jan Parish Center at 601 Trem-
Jan’s work, especially with told them it was a worthy sac- ont Street.All donated
the school, requires some deli- rifice to make to get an edu- baked goods and non-per-
cate cultural balancing. Across cation and convinced them to ishable food items should be
the street is a boys’ religious come back. brought to the Holy Family
school called a madrasa, and “Five minutes you’re Parish Center from March
while not the terrorist hotspot wearing a veil to school, but 27-29 by 4 p.m.
some remote madrasas are, all you get seven hours of joy,”
it would take is one incident she said.
to destroy the fragile peace. Despite working within
Instead, Jan has cultivated a the system, Jan is far from a
good working relationship pushover. When the Zabuli
with the schools head imam, School first opened, a local
supplying him with books on man told her she should be
international religion and buy- admitting boys, because men
ing supplies for the school. are “the backbone of Afghani-
Yet, only a few days ago stan.” Jan turned around and
another girls school in the re- said: “Well, I say the women
gion was attacked by a gun-

Veteran Affairs benefit workshop

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

Antique show celebrates its 29th year

The two-day antique show will be held Saturday, March 27
from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Duxbury High School. To highlight this event, we will be
holding Duxbury’s own version of “The Antiques Road show.”
Judy and Norman McCullough of Antiques of Hingham and
Willis Henry of Willis Henry Auctions, Inc. of Marshfield have
generously donated their time to appraise your family heirlooms
and art work. Appraisals will be held on Sunday, March 29 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Duxbury High School Student Lounge.
Appraisals are $5 per item/3 for $10. Proceeds will be used to
improve both the quality and quantity of athletic programs of-
fered at the high school. Admission to the show is $7 or $6 with
a card available at many local businesses or can be downloaded
from For more information about
the show please visit the Web site or call Joanne Williams at
Zion Lutheran Church
386 Court St., No. Plymouth, Rev. C. Robert Stott, Phone: 508-746-3041
10 Congregation Beth Jacob Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Synagogue: 8 Pleasant St. Plymouth, Community Center, Court/Brewster St. Lawrence

Silverman, Rabbi, Phone: 508-746-1575.
Send obituary nOtices
to South Shore Quaker
MacDonald Funeral Home
THE Deadline is 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).
1755 Ocean St. Marshfield
Monday at noon.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
Jeanette E. Tamagini-McCue, 79, retired professor
379 Gardner St., So. Hingham, Bishop John Howe, Phone: 781-293-2520, Sundays
year round: Family worship at 10 am. “Excellence in Service with Understanding”
Jeanette E. McCue received a BS from Boston Teachers Directors: Joseph L. Davis, Richard W. Davis
Ta m a gSt.
i nMark
i - Mofc Epheseus Orthodox Mission
C u e College in 1951, an EdM in counselor education
(Enguanti), age 79, from
261 Main St., Kingston, BostonMcGillicuddy,
Rev. Terrence University
of Duxbury, died counselor education from Boston University in
in 1962
Phone: and an EDD in
Feb. 27Islamic
at Newfield
Center of New1968.
England Mosques Traditional Funerals Cremations Pre-Need Funeral Planning
House 470
in South
Plymouth Ms. Tamagini-McCue
St., Quincy, 671-479-8341, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon,was a licensed psy-
after a long illness. chologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 373 Court Street 619 State Road (Rt. 3A)
She grew upHarbor
in great- Manomet
Safe Church She was an ardent swimmer, gardener and golf- N. Plymouth
er Boston andSt., later
52 Main Marshfield,er.Pastor
wrote and781-837-9903
Eagling, co-authored several books. (508) 746-2231 1-800-770-2231 (508) 224-2252
lived in Needham She was the mother of Joan Sullivan of
and Medfield before Duxbury and the late Lynn Tamagini. She was
moving to the Vil- the widow of Wallace R. Tamagini and Francis
lage at Duxbury. T. McCue. She was the sister of Irene Conte of NOW OPEN
She was a retired Danvers and Dot Baker of Duxbury. She also
Professor of Counselor Education at Rhode Is- leaves many nieces and nephews.
land College, Providence, R.I. Ms. Tamagini- Burial was private at Blue Hill Cemetery.

C. John Corr, 68, treasurer of Kiwanis Club

C. John Corr of Kingston, formerly of Dux- devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan as well the A Tufankjian Family Dealership
bury, died March 4 suddenly at age 68. He treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Kingston and
leaves his wife of 37 years, Jane (Candito); his Duxbury. Visiting hours were held at the Shep- EXIT 17 OFF RT 3 • 210 UNION ST • BRAINTREE • 866-441-6609
daughter, Amy Corr Amoroso and her husband herd Funeral Home in Kingston, and a funeral
Anthony of Plymouth; his son, Timothy John Mass was held at Holy Family Church in Dux-
Corr and his wife Keryn of Kingston; a sister, bury. Mr. Corr is buried at the Mayflower cem-
Ann Hammond of Southport, Australia and her etery in Duxbury. In his memory, donations
husband Donald; his grandchildren, Anthony may be made to the American Heart Assoc.
and Andrew Amoroso, Taylor Corr, and a new National Center 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas,
grandson expected in April. Mr. Corr was a TX 75231. .

Florence B. Hammond, 89
Florence B. Hammond, of Duxbury, died Shea of Melrose, and Elizabeth Berg of Wash.
March 2. She was 89 years old. She was the wife Visiting hours were held at the Shepherd Funer-
of the late Joseph A. Hammond and mother of al Home, Kingston, and a memorial Mass was
the late Christopher J. Hammond. She leaves held on Friday, March 5. Burial will be private.
her daughter in law, Mayre of E. Weymouth; In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
her grandchildren, Kate Hammond and Liz the Miramar Retreat Center, 121 Parks St, P.O.
Hammond, both of Calif.; her nephew Francis Box M, Duxbury, MA 02331. Blackoil Sunflower Seed
Golding of Hingham; and her nieces Florence
20lbs bag $9.99
John F. Joline III, 85
John F. Joline III of Wayne, Penn. died Mr. Joline left New York in 1990 and with
March 2 after a battle with emphysema. He was his late wife, Jean Stebbins Joline, settled into
born in Philadelphia in 1925, the son of John an active retirement in Duxbury. He was an Free Seminar Series: March 17th,
F. Joline Jr. and Alice Key Pendleton Brice. He avid sailor and raced catboats in Duxbury Bay. 7:00-8:30pm "Growing Fruit Trees"
attended Episcopal Academy and was in the He also enjoyed hiking, skiing, playing bridge, – Call to register–
class of ‘47 at Princeton University. He served reading and traveling. He was on the Open
in the Navy from 1943-46. He received an MA Space and Recreation Committee from 1989 - Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5pm
in English from University of Wisconsin and 1995 and was instrumental in the completion Sat. 8-5pm / Sun. 9-5pm
studied Elizabethan Drama at the University of of the southern end of the Bay Circuit Trail. In 24%s(!.3/.
Birmingham in England. 1998, he received the Conservationist of the 781-447-5400
As a child, Mr. Joline spent many summers Year Award, given for “his years of dedicated (1 mile north of Shaw’s)
at Suquehannock Camp which lead him to service in acquiring and improving conserva-
teach English and coach baseball and football. tion land.” He married Marjorie Battles Baird
He taught at the Solebury School, St. Louis in 1999 and began splitting his time between
Country Day School, Pomfret School and spent Duxbury and Wayne, Penn., which was his
a year on a Fulbright Teaching Exchange in boyhood town.
England. During the summers, he led groups Mr. Joline leaves his wife Marjorie Battles
of students biking and hiking through Europe Baird Joline; a daughter Helen Sirois Joline
and England. In 1961, he became headmaster of Durango, Colo.; a son John F. Joline IV of
of the Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y., Norwich, Vt.; and two grandsons, Eric and Ben
Mr. Joline shifted gears in 1975 and went to Sirois of Durango, Colo.
New York City and became Executive Director A memorial service will be held on June
of the Edward John Noble Foundation, making 19, 2010 at the Darrow School. In lieu of flow-
grants to environmental, educational and arts ers contributions may be made to the Darrow
programs. He was a loyal and active member of School, 110 Darrow Rd, New Lebanon, NY.
his Princeton Class, serving as president from 12125 or the Princeton Class of ‘47 Scholar-
1982-1987. ship Fund, 13 Santa Clara Drive, Lompoc, CA.

Haiti Mission at Journey

Cutler memorial service Journey Community of Faith is hosting a
A memorial service in celebration of the special presentation by Dave Paulson, founder
life of Clipper Publisher David Cutler, who of the Haiti Mission with his wife Connie of the
died last week at the age of 66 after a battle Haiti Mission, on Sun., March 21, during the
with cancer, will be held Saturday, Mar. 13 morning service at 10 a.m. at Mirimar. Paulson
at 5 p.m. at First Parish Church, Duxbury. In will be giving a DVD overview and discus-
sion of his recent trip to Haiti. Journey supports We offer discounts to schools & events.
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to the Cutler Family Scholarship in care of the outreach ministry of The Haiti Mission on Gift Certificate Available.
the Trustees of Partridge Academy, P.O. Box a monthly basis. You can see more informa- 7 Standish Street - Duxbury
2552, Duxbury, MA 02331. tion about The Haiti Mission at their Web site, For more information go to (781) 934-6568 – We Deliver 7 Days a Week –
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 11

Town Meeting GUIDE

Sp ct
ec ion

A plain-sense voter’s guide to the 2010 annual Town Meeting

By Susanna Sheehan and Justin Graeber
After 28 years behind
t’s Town Meeting time! This Saturday Duxbury voters will engage in one of the oldest
the podium, Moderator
forms of democracy–– the town meeting. All registered voters are welcome to attend and
Allen Bornheimer
vote on the important matters for our town. We have prepared this guide to help you navi-
is hanging up his gate the details. The Town Meeting warrant can be confusing, hard to follow
gavel after this Town and often out-of-date by the meeting. To help voters make sense of it all,
Meeting. the Clipper has put together a plain-English summary of all the articles.
It explains why each article is important, how much it will cost What: Duxbury Town Meeting
and who supports it. Articles that could impact your property Where: Performing Arts Center
taxes are noted with extra details that will help you deter- When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
mine your bottom line. Articles which require two-thirds Who: All registered voters
votes are also noted. The recommendations and dollar
figures are up to date as of Tuesday. Any changes made
after that time will be reflected on our Web site.

available funds
state aid
.3% Property
8% taxes

Motion Receipts 78%

Here’s the scoop on voting
procedure at Town Meeting

By Allen M. Bornheimer, Town Moderator
ne of my responsibilities as moderator
is to assure that the proper quantitative
vote is applied to each of the articles
which come before us at Town Meeting. For most
Where the money
of our business, a simple majority vote is all that
is required. However, there are a number of situa-
tions where state law or our own procedural rules
comes from
require a larger percentage vote.
For example, Massachusetts law requires a
two-thirds vote: to adopt or amend a zoning by-
law; to incur debt (other than temporary borrow-
ing); to acquire or transfer land or easements,
including leases and takings by eminent domain;
Debt Service
emp. Benefits Public Works
and to transfer money from the town’s stabiliza-
tion fund. Appropriations to pay unpaid bills from
budget. For

prior years require a four-fifths vote if taken at an Based on FY 2011
art, human
Annual Town Meeting and a nine-tenths vote if purposes of this ch ¢ 7¢
taken at a Special Town Meeting, although I con- services budget is
included in
ent category.
fess that I am at a loss to explain the logic or ratio- General Governm
nale for the unpaid bill requirements.
Under our procedural rules, the motion
for the previous question (i.e., the motion to
end debate) requires a two-thirds vote and the
motion for reconsideration requires the same
quantitative vote as the motion to which it ap-
e r e t h e m o n e y g oe s
plies. There are, of course, many other special
circumstances where a super majority vote is W h
required by law, but these situations do not tend
to come before us very frequently at town meet-
Nonetheless, the moderator and town coun-
sel need to be alert to these special requirements. nt 2¢
Meeting warra
So far as I know, we have not missed anything Source: Town 11¢
yet. Finally, I encourage any petitioners or other 9¢
voters who are sponsoring, or who are otherwise
Figures may
interested in, an article at town meeting to contact not add up to
me if they have any questions about the quantita- 100 due to
tive vote which will apply to their article. rounding.

Education Public Safety General Govt. Library & Rec.

12 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Special Town Meeting articles
his Saturday at 9 a.m., Moderator Allen Bornheimer will call the annual Town Meeting to order. He will
then temporarily adjourn it in order to begin the special Town Meeting. The purpose of special Town
Meeting is to allow the town to spend money in the current fiscal year, before the new fiscal year begins
in July. Once the special Town Meeting business is complete, the annual Town Meeting will resume.
–– Susanna Sheehan
ING ARTICLE 1 seeks to allow
specific transfers of funds to and
Annually, the agreement will cost
$1,500, which will be held in a re-
volving fund by Marshfield with
Road residents in order to recoup
the costs of rebuilding the seawall
in that area. The original article
Meeting 101
Some of the terms used at Town
within different town budgets dur- the money only being spent on was approved three years ago, the Meeting can be confusing. Here’s
ing the current fiscal year. It is ex- ambulance upkeep and supplies. repairs completed, and the state the low-down on common Town
pected there will be at least seven Scituate, Hingham, Hull, Norwell reimbursement paid, but the town Meeting lingo.
transfers totaling $380,995. The and Cohasset have had a similar was never able to get the state leg-
transfers include $176,400 to the agreement for the past seven years. islature to grant it authority to as- APPROPRIATION: An
unemployment trust fund to cover Supported by Board of Selectmen sess betterments on Gurnet Road amount of money that has been au-
unemployment compensation; and Finance Committee. residents. This article is necessary thorized by vote of Town Meeting to
$80,000 to the DPW snow and ice SPECIAL TOWN MEET- because last January, the state leg- be spent for a particular purpose.
removal budget; $44,750 for pool ING ARTICLE 5 looks to es- islature dropped the ball on approv-
salaries; $21,125 for pool expens- tablish an enterprise account for ing Duxbury’s betterment bill and AVAILABLE FUNDS: In Dux-
es; $10,000 for fire department the operation of the town-owned now the issue must be re-voted by bury we use the term Available Funds
emergency overtime; $15,000 for Percy Walker Pool on St. George town meeting before the state will when referring to the Stabilization
ambulance supplies and billing; Street. The 33-year old pool, which consider acting on it. The amount Fund, Library funds, cemetery funds
and $33,720 for veteran’s services is currently undergoing a $2.2 mil- area homeowners will pay in bet- and Free Cash left in articles voted
bills; Money for these transfers will lion renovation, will re-open by terments will be determined after at previous Town Meetings.
come from the town’s free cash ac- May. With this type of account, a hearing process. Supported by
count. Other transfers may also be fees collected from pool users Board of Selectmen and Finance OVERLAY: The overlay is the
included in this article. Supported will go toward operating the pool Committee. amount raised by the Assessors in
by Board of Selectmen and Finance and paying all related expenses. SPECIAL TOWN MEET- excess of appropriations for the pur-
Committee Any additional funds in the enter- ING ARTICLE 9 is a proposal pose of creating a fund to cover tax
SPECIAL TOWN MEET- prise account can be set aside and by Finance Director John Madden abatements granted and avoiding
ING ARTICLE 2 is an annual used for capital expenses when for a salary reserve account to be fractions in the tax rate.
article for paying unpaid bills re- needed. It is expected the town used by the town to fund union
ceived by town hall after the close will fund this enterprise account at contracts settled after the close of FREE CASH: This is the amount
of the fiscal year on June 30. Cur- $377,531, the estimated FY11 pool Town Meeting. Union contracts certified annually by the State Bu-
rently, eight town departments expenses. Pool renovations include that are settled and ratified before reau of Accounts. Town Meeting
have submitted bills to be paid and state-of-the-art heating and cooling Town Meeting are funded through may appropriate from Free Cash for
they total $6,667.34; however this systems, new mechanical systems, a warrant article either at the spe- any purpose. Often referred to as
amount could change at the meet- lighting and plumbing fixtures, cial Town Meeting or the annual “Excess and Deficiency” or E&D.
ing. All funds will be transferred a new men’s locker room and a meeting or both, depending upon
from free cash. Voting on this is- renovated women’s locker room. the time periods the contracts cov- TRANSFER: The authoriza-
sue within the special Town Meet- Supported by Board of Selectmen, er. However, union contracts are tion to use an appropriation for a
ing allows the town to pay the bills Finance Committee and Fiscal Ad- often settled between town meet- different purpose, in most cases only
immediately. If the vote was taken visory Committee. ings with pay raises being retroac- the Town Meeting may authorize a
at Annual Town Meeting, the town SPECIAL TOWN MEET- tive. Having a salary reserve ac- transfer.
could not pay the bills until after ING ARTICLE 6 proposes to count would allow town officials
the new budget year begins on July add $200,000 to the unemploy- to fund that retroactive portion. RESERVE FUND: The fund is
1. Passage of this article requires ment trust fund in anticipation of The alternative is to call a special established by the voters at annual
a nine-tenths majority vote, rather additional unemployment costs Town Meeting and this costs the Town Meeting only and is com-
than the four-fifths majority vote the town must pay due to the bad town money. There is no funding posed of an appropriation (not ex-
required at Annual Town Meeting. economy. Currently, there is a associated with this article. Sup- ceeding 5 percent of the tax levy of
Supported by Board of Selectmen $176,500 deficit in the unemploy- ported by Board of Selectmen 2-1; the preceding year). Transfers from
and Finance Committee. ment trust that will be taken care of Finance Committee seeks indefinite the Reserve Fund are within the ex-
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING in STM Article 1 for departmental postponement. clusive control of the Finance Com-
ARTICLE 3 is an annual article transfers. Finance Director John SPECIAL TOWN MEET- mittee and are for “extraordinary
for funding collective bargaining Madden is hoping to avoid running ING ARTICLE 10 requests a or unforeseen” situations, normally
agreements from any of the unions a future deficit by adding to this ac- transfer of $300,000 from free cash emergencies.
in town. This article currently con- count. Supported by Board of Se- to the Stabilization fund to help the
tains $95,000 to fund contracts for lectmen and Finance Committee. town maintain the triple-A bond STABILIZATION FUND:
these four school-related unions: rating it has received for the past This is a special reserve created for
teachers, instructional assistants,
three years. The Stabilization fund capital expenditures. The aggregate
ING ARTICLE 7 seeks to use amount in this fund shall not exceed
secretaries, and custodians. There $29,000 in water department re- is a special reserve account cre-
may be two other union contracts ated for any purpose that the town at any time 10 percent of the valua-
tained earnings to pay off the left- tion in the preceding year. Money
that could be included in this ar- over debt for the Birch Street water might have. Placing money in
ticle depending upon whether they this fund helps Duxbury build up may be appropriated from the Fund
tank, which became operational only by a two-thirds vote at Town
are settled in time for Town Meet- last November. In 2006, residents its reserves, which, in turn, helps
ing. Supported by Board of Select- it receive favorable interest rates Meeting.
approved borrowing $250,000 for
men and Finance Committee. engineering costs and $3.15 mil- when borrowing money for larger
projects. It takes a majority vote CHERRY SHEET: Also known
SPECIAL TOWN MEET- lion in 2007 to construct the new as the state revenue distribution
ING ARTICLE 4 asks voters to tank. The $29,000 was required for at Town Meeting to place money
into the stabilization fund and a and assessment sheets. Named for
approve an intermunicipal agree- additional engineering and instead the cherry colored paper on which
ment among Duxbury, Kingston of borrowing and paying interest two-thirds vote to take it out. With
this addition, the stabilization fund the state traditionally printed it,
and Marshfield to own a share of a on this amount, the town wants to the cherry sheet carries the figures
used ambulance. Housed in Kings- pay it off. Supported by Board of will have $1.347 million as of June
30. The town’s goal for this fund is which must be used by the assessors
ton, this extra ambulance will be Selectmen and Finance Commit- in county tax and state assessments,
used as a back-up to Duxbury’s $2.5 million, or five percent of the
total operating budget. Supported as well as the estimated tax distribu-
two main ambulances SPECIAL TOWN MEET- tions from the State General Fund,
when one of them is ING ARTICLE 8 asks residents
by Board of Selectmen, Finance
reimbursements, agency funds, the
being repaired. The to retake their vote of 2007 STM
Committee and Fiscal Advisory
sales and use taxes, lottery distribu-
first year cost is $3,000 article 5 so the town can petition
tion and state aid to education.
and is included in the the state legislature for authority
fire department budget. to impose betterments on Gurnet MOVE THE PREVIOUS
QUESTION: Motion to stop debate
on the current article. Cannot be de-
bated or amended. Requires a two-
thirds vote to carry.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 13

Article 1 Town of Duxbury Operating budget overview

Appointments $60M $56.9M $56.5M Human services
Article 1 is an annual article ap- $54.6M
$51.9M Senior center, veterans services
pointing non-elected officials. These $49.6M
include various committees appointed $50M
$45.9M $46.9M
Library & Rec.
by the town moderator, the selectmen $43.2M
and the town manager. Supported by $40.3M
Includes pool and golf course
Board of Selectmen and Finance Com- $40M $36.9M
mittee. General GovT.
Most town hall departments & boards
Article 2 $30M Public works
READING OF REPORTS Includes water enterprise budget
Article 2 is an annual article that
allows the reading of reports by town $20M Public Safety
officers and town committees and the Police, fire, harbor & insp. servics
acceptance of the annual town report.
It is expected that the School Build- $10M Employee benefits
ing Committee will discuss the eight Includes debt service & shared costs
options they have researched for im-
proving the middle and high schools. Schools
Supported by Board of Selectmen and FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 Teachers, admin, special ed. costs
Finance Committee. Source: Duxbury Town Warrants 2000-2009

Article 3 million for education, (1 percent in- water rates. Supported by Board of Se- of three revolving funds for the Coun-
crease); $5.8 million for public safety, cil on Aging, the Assessing Depart-
COMPENSATION OF (2.6 percent decrease); $3.6 million for
ment, and the Conservation Commis-
TOWN OFFICIALS department of public works, (1.1 per- Article 7 sion. Revolving funds are accounts set
cent increase); $1.32 million for library up to receive fees for services that are
$40 and recreation, (.7 percent decrease); PERSONNEL PLAN AND then used to pay for expenses incurred
$489,714 for health and human services to offer the services. The Council on
Selectmen - chairman
Selectmen - member
$1,500 (1.5 percent increase); $2.6 million for
NON-UNION RAISES Aging revolving fund can hold up to
Article 7 is the Duxbury Person-
Assessors - chairman $2,000 the water department, (2.7 percent de- $70,000 generated from fees for senior
nel Plan and Compensation Schedule,
Assessors - member $1,500 crease); $377,531 for the Percy Walker center programs. The money in this ac-
Town Clerk $69,000 a routine article used to give raises to
pool enterprise account: $179,000 for count is used to pay instructors or buy
Total $77,040 town managers and non-school and
salaries and $198,531 for expenses; supplies. This amount is the same as
non-union town employees as well as
Article 3 is a routine article that $9.8 million for town and school em- last year.
part-time or temporary workers. Fund-
sets the compensation of the following ployee benefits and insurance (4.8 The Assessing Department’s Geo-
ed again this year at $50,000, this arti-
elected town officials: assessors, se- percent increase) and $2.4 million for graphic Information System revolving
cle will also amend the Personnel Plan
lectmen, town meeting moderator, and town and school department debt ser- fund request is for $6,000. Duxbury’s
to replace it with a new revised bylaw,
town clerk. The total amount requested vice (2.3 percent increase). GIS is a computer-based system that
which is on file at the town clerk’s of-
is $79,040. This includes $69,000 for Revenues come from these sources: contains, manages, and presents maps
fice. The changes to the Personnel
the town clerk’s salary, a $2,000 in- $43.1 million from the town’s property and information about the town’s geo-
Plan consist of adding a new section
crease over last year when there was taxes (4.27 percent increase); $4.68
entitled “Family Sick Time,” which al-
no pay raise for this million in state aid (12.77 percent de-
lows employees to take up to 40 hours Capital Budget ITEMS
position. Annual sal- crease); $7.2 million in local receipts
By the numbers of their available sick time per fiscal
aries for selectmen (7.3 percent decrease); and $180,000
$14 year to care for an ill member of their GENERAL GOV.
and assessors are in available funds (7.16 percent de- Assessing Printer/Copier $7,373
immediate family. Currently, employ-
$2,000 for chairmen crease). These figures are current as of Building Floor Plan $3,000
Est. hourly rate for a ees are only allowed to take sick time
selectman. (Based on 35 and $1,500 for board publication, although they may change Tech. Master Plan $30,000
when they themselves are ill. Another
3-hr. meetings a year) members. The town at town meeting. Supported by Board GENERAL GOV. TOTAL $40,373
change makes part-time employees
moderator’s salary is of Selectmen.
working less than 20 hours a week eli- PUBLIC SAFETY
$40. None of these have increased for gible for paid vacation and personal and Replace 2005 Ambulance $200,000
many years. While this article includes Article 6 sick days. However, part-time workers Defibrillators (3) $50,000
these dollar figures, the actual money hired after July will not be eligible for Replace Chief’s Vehicle $30,000
will be voted as part of Article 5, the CAPITAL BUDGET this time off. Supported by Board of
Turnout Gear Pants and Coats $12,000
town’s operating budget. Supported by Article 6 is the FY 2011 capital EMS Training Mannequin $5,000
Board of Selectmen and Finance Com- budget totaling $1.47 million. Selectmen and Finance Committee. Renovate Station 1 Bunkroom $10,000
This amount includes $250,000 Replace Harbormaster Vehicle $31,666
for school capital needs, including Article 8 Replace Harborm. Expedition $31,666
Harborm. Phone Upgrade $4,200
$211,500 for upgrading computers,
Article 4 printers, networks and technology, and
UNION CONTRACTS Police Station Site Testing $30,000
Article 8 is an annual article for PUBLIC SAFETY TOTAL $404,532
HIGHWAY FUNDING $38,500 for other school related items,
funding collective bargaining agree-
Article 4 is the acceptance of state such as new carpeting, new classroom PUBLIC WORKS
ments from any of the nine unions in
highway funding, or Chapter 90 money, furniture, and white marker boards. Town Hall Reconfiguration $5,065
town, including police, firefighters,
for FY2011. This annual article autho- Other capital expenses include Replace 1998 Bucket Truck $175,000
teachers, and school and government Replace 2001 Backhoe $153,000
rizes selectmen to temporarily borrow $40,373 for general government, in-
employees. Currently, there are no con- Replace 1997 Power Plow $15,202
money for highway maintenance and cluding $30,000 for a technology mas-
tracts to be funded through this article, Replace Transfer Station Fence $17,100
then accept the state reimbursement ter plan; $404,532 for public safety, in-
so it may be indefinitely postponed. Reline Crematory Retorts $80,000
for this expense. The amount of state cluding $200,000 for a new ambulance PUBLIC WORKS TOTAL $445,367
aid is expected to be $408,895, about and $30,000 for a police station site
the same as the current fiscal year. Sup- feasibility study; $445,367 for public Article 9 HUMAN SERVICES
ported by Board of Selectmen and Fi- works, including $175,000 for a new
bucket truck and $153,000 for a new
REMOVE UNUSED DEBT There are no capital expenditures for Human
nance Committee. Article 9 seeks to rescind autho-
six-wheel dump truck; $9,200 for the rized and unused debt. This is a way for LIBRARY & RECREATION
Article 5 Council on Aging, By the numbers the town to clean up its books. When Library Carpet Replacement $2,600
including $6,375 for a project is approved by Town Meet- Phone System Upgrade $4,300
Article 5 is the fiscal year 2011 op-
new dining chairs; $30,000
and $6,900 for li- Amount requested for site
ing for a certain dollar amount, it often
costs less to complete. This article al-

erating budget for the town and schools brary and recreation, testing at the proposed lows the town to take back the amount
Network Upgrade $10,000
totaling just over $54 million, which including $4,400 new police station of debt that has been authorized but is Mobile Class Comp. System $30,000
represents a 1.3 percent increase over for a new telephone unused. As there is currently no debt to Replace Printers $13,000
the current FY10 budget of $53.3 mil- system for the pool. rescind, it is expected this article will Replace Computers $110,000
lion. Most town department budgets Funding for capital expenses will come be indefinitely postponed. Indefinite Projectors $38,500
show small increases of just over one out of the town’s free cash account, postponement supported by Board of Wireless Tech. Phase II $10,000
percent, although others, such as pub- which, in previous years, had been Selectmen and Finance Committee. Carpet Replacement $24,000
lic safety and the library and recreation used to balance the operating budget. Classroom Furniture $6,500
White Marker Boards $8,000
budgets, show decreases. In addition, the water department Article 10 SCHOOLS TOTAL $250,000
Notable expenses include $2.049 capital expenses equal $174,000, in-
million for general government (a .8 cluding $100,000 for PCE pipe re- REVOLVING FUNDS GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,147,172
percent increase from FY10); $ 27.9 placement. These are funded through Article 10 requests reauthorization Figures are Finance Committee recommendations.
14 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crematory is a
crematory design concept
This is a 3D rendering of
the proposed new $2.6
million crematory.

financial boon
By Robert Hayes
uxbury’s Mayflower Cemetery is one of the
finest examples of rural cemeteries in the state,
and contains the graves of town citizens from
the mid-1700’s.
We only need spring to renew the beauty of the cem-
etery grounds. However, cemetery infrastructure is tired.
The current public office of the cemetery department is in
need of drastic renovation. Further, the crematory facility
at the cemetery has reached the end of its useful life.
The existing crematory is a modest facility that has
steadily grown in activity over the years and is now the
busiest crematory in New England. In each of the last graphic features, infrastructure and other relat- What’s my bottom line?
two years, it has performed over 3,400 cremations. The ed land-based information. The GIS revolving
fund holds fees paid by users who request cer-
cemetery has returned the crematory’s annual net income
tain electronic data and/or plans from the town’s Replace
directly to the town, as general town revenue, to assist in GIS system. This money provides a dedicated
providing other town services; in recent years, that annual revenue source to upgrade and maintain the GIS
contribution has been over $600,000. system.
However, the crematory facility, now over 30 years The Conservation Commission’s revolving Here’s how
old, needs to be relocated and replaced. The building and fund request for $20,000 is $5,000 more than much the
its equipment are old and inefficient and do not meet cur- last year. This account contains money generat- new crema-
rent applicable environmental, safety, or workplace stan- ed from the sale of Christmas trees on the town- tory building
dards. Furthermore, the facility is squeezed into a small owned Jaycox Christmas tree farm on West debt exclusion
Street. A forester is hired to spray and shear the article would add
portion of the cemetery, surrounded by burial lots, and the trees and mow the property. Supported by Board to your annual
current footprint is too small for modern equipment or for of Selectmen and Finance Committee. property tax bill at
expansion of the facility. the assessed values list-
The town’s Crematory Building Committee is propos- Article 11 ed below. The FY12 tax amount is based
ing a new facility, to be located at the back of the cemetery, on the rate of $11.81 per thousand.
abutting Mayflower Street and across from the transfer BEACH LEASE Debt Exclusion amount: $2.6 million
Article 11 requests $400,000 for the town’s
station exit. Under the proposal, a new cemetery office
annual lease of Duxbury Beach from its owner,
will be attached to the crematory, since it is critical to the the non-profit, Duxbury Beach Reservation,
Home value FY12 Tax Extra cost
busy cemetery that management and record keeping be Inc. This amount is the same as previous years.
$400,000 $4,754 $30.16
located adjacent to the crematory operations. Access to the The lease pays most of the Reservation’s costs $600,000 $7,131 $45.25
cemetery office and the crematory for visitors can be made of managing the part of the beach the town $800,000 $9,508 $60.33
through the cemetery, and access to the crematory for fu- rents — the residents’ parking lot beach and the $1,000,000 $11,885 $75.41
neral home personnel can be made off Mayflower Street so four-wheel drive-on section. Last year, it cost $2,000,000 $23,771 $150.82
as not to impact the cemetery. the Reservation $327,000 to maintain this sec-
This tax increase would last for 15 years
tion. From the lease funds, the Reservation pays
Following completion of the new facility and the
the salaries of the harbormaster’s endangered
planned relocation of the cemetery’s maintenance build- species officer and his assistant, as well as the 12 allows the committee to book bands and acts
ings to be adjacent to the crematory/office facility, the costs of hiring piping plover monitors — sum- early in the season, making for a fun, festive
existing buildings in the main cemetery would be demol- mer workers who watch and protect these feder- Fourth.
ished, and the old site reclaimed as burial lots, thereby ally endangered shore birds, that nest annually
enhancing the beauty and tranquil surroundings of the on Duxbury beach. The lease also helps pay for Article 13
dune repairs, new snow fence and cable fenc-
main cemetery. The estimated cost of the crematory/office
ing, beach road maintenance, debris clean-up in
facility, including site work, is $2.6 million, with the pro- Article 13 is an annual article that seeks
the spring and fall, daily trash removal in the
posal to be structured as a debt-exclusion item. A 15-year adoption of the FY2011 Housing Allocation
summer, geological studies and Audubon Soci-
bond period is contemplated. If approved at the annual Plan. This plan outlines how money in the Af-
ety oversight of migratory birds. The town has
Town Meeting and by voters by ballot at the town elec- fordable Housing Trust Fund can be spent for
been leasing the beach since 1919. Supported by
tions, the new crematory/office facility would be expected affordable housing. The article states that these
Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.
funds can be used for a first-time home owner-
to be operational by early 2012.
ship program, or to convert existing properties
Consultants were hired by the town in the fall of last into affordable units or to acquire or build new
year to help in the planning, and extensive work has been affordable housing units. Supported by Board of
done on cost and market projections. The consultant’s pro- Selectmen and Finance Committee.
jections conclude that the project is viable, and indeed, that
the new crematory is projected to operate in a non-deficit Article 14
condition from its inception and will at the end of a 15-
year bond period, have amortized the bonds and interest,
Duxbury’s crematory was one of the first in
and provided to the town a cumulative net income of $5.5 the region and is the busiest in New England.
million. However, the building is now over 30 years old
Cremations are projected to increase significantly in and officials say it has reached the end of its
the coming years. Competition, as well as opportunity, useful life.
should therefore be expected to increase, although the Article 14 is asking voters to approve a debt
town’s experience and low costs should put it in a strong exclusion to design and construct a new crema-
competitive position. However, the Crematory Building tory/cemetery facility at a cost of $2.5 million
Article 12 (see sidebar for the effect of the exclusion on
Committee believes that if the town wishes to continue to the average tax bill.)
provide cremation services, it needs to build a new crema- JULY 4TH PARADE The current crematory, built in 1979, is inef-
tory now. It is believed that the proposal is advantageous Article 12 is an annual article asking for a
ficient and does not meet current environmen-
to the town and should be approved. $10,000 appropriation for the July 4th parade
tal, safety or workplace standards, say members
and celebration. The much-loved town parade
Mr. Hayes is the Chairman of the Crematory Building of the Crematory Building Committee. Where
and weekend bonfire and beach party costs over
the building is located is surrounded by burial
Commitee. The Committee is the proponent of Article 14. $50,000 annually. The Fourth of July committee
lots, preventing expansion.
raises more than $23,000 per year in donations
The new facility would be located at the
and is able to use approximately $18,000 from
back of the ceremony, abutting Mayflower
a town trust fund to help pay for the Fourth of
Street across from the transfer station exit.
July festivities. The contribution from Article
The new crematory would be 3,000 square
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 15
feet and would include a new office measuring

Coverage rule
1,300 square feet. This is larger than the current What’s my bottom line?
2,000 square foot crematory and 1,000 square
foot office. Fire station
Drawings presented at a recent Board of Se-
needs updating
lectmen meeting show a natural shingled Cape
By the numbers Cod-style, dormered office
attached to a larger shingled
3,400 building. The crematory would

Cremations performed have four retorts, or machines
Here’s how much the By Dr. Scott Oliver
in Duxbury over the past into which a casket goes for
Fire Station rehabilita-
his year the Town of Duxbury has an opportu-
two years cremation. It would be ex- tion design costs debt
nity to help out our environment and our small
pandable to six in the future. exclusion article would
business community in one Bylaw change,
Cemetery visitors would access the facility add to your annual prop-
Article 16. Over the years, because of our antiquated
from Tremont Street, while employees would erty tax bill at the assessed
bylaws, many commercial lots have been allowed to use
enter from Mayflower Street to limit impact on values listed below. The FY12 tax
the cemetery. amount is based on the rate of $11.81 per thousand. gravel coverage for parking. The Environmental Protec-
The plan is to bond the debt over 15 years. tion Agency has recently declared that the major concern
The facility, if approved, is slated to be opera- Debt Exclusion amount: $292,000 for our environments is not factories’ contaminants or
tional in early 2012. Home value FY12 Tax Extra cost failure of septic systems, but runoff from storm water.
The crematory is a financial boon to the $400,000 $4,741 $17.33 The EPA has now recommended that all parking be paved
town, and has contributed $600,000 in recent $600,000 $7,112 $25.99 to allow for control of this storm water runoff and that
years, said building committee members. They this water be contained and treated in water treatment
pointed out that competition will increase with $800,000 $9,483 $34.65
systems before release into our wetlands and waterways.
demand (Plymouth recently built their own cre- $1,000,000 $11,853 $43.32
This concept is supported by the Duxbury Conservation
matory) and a new complex would put Duxbury $2,000,000 $23,707 $86.63
Commission and our top environmental official. To ac-
in a good position moving forward. Supported complish this, an increase in our commercial coverage is
by the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee This tax increase would last for two years.
and Fiscal Advisory Committee.
Every town must have some commercial enterprise
Article 15 Article 16 for the needs of citizens: for food, healthcare and some
retail stores. The entire commercial lands in Duxbury
FIRE STATION DESIGN LOT COVERAGE CHANGES cover less than 2 1/2 percent of the entire town. Cur-
Article 15 requests $292,000 to pay for de- This article, coming to Town Meeting by
rently our bylaw allows for only 50 percent coverage of
signing an upgraded fire headquarters on Trem- citizen’s petition, is a revisiting of a similar pro-
posal floated last year and defeated on Town a commercial lot; this means that only half of the lot may
ont Street. The money would buy architectural, be covered by building and paving. This old bylaw is one
engineering and design services and prepare Meeting floor. That petition sought to ease what
local business owners consider a restrictive of the most restrictive in the Commonwealth. The new
contract bid documents. The Public Safety Fea- bylaw proposal allows for small lots of up to three acres
sibility Committee is looking to design a project lot coverage bylaw in Duxbury that stipulates
only 50 percent of a property can be “covered.” to be covered by 80 percent, and lots from 3 to 5 acres to
similar to the plans presented to town meeting
last year but this station is This means all buildings, parking lots and other be covered by 65 percent. Any commercial enterprise of
See page 18 for smaller — 7,200 square feet paved areas can only take up half of a lot, and five acres or more would still have the restrictive bylaw of
an opinon on the vs last year’s 8,000 square the other half must remain open space. 50 percent (last year’s proposal did not have this “cap”).
Fire Station work feet— and is 14 percent less Last year’s petition sought to increase the This bylaw change affects less than.78 percent of one
expensive —$4.47 million amount of space that could be covered to 75 percent of land in town since it affects only those smaller
vs. last year’s $5.2 million price tag. percent. That was defeated at Town Meeting. commercial lots. This bylaw proposal would allow those
Initial plans indicate that the current fire- This year, proponent Dr. Scott Oliver tried
lots that have gravel coverage to have paved parking with
fighters’ crew quarters on the building’s north to soften the proposal by staggering the changes
to the bylaw according to how big the property the required satisfactory water treatment facility for the
wing would be demolished. In its place will be storm water.
a two-story addition with administrative offices is.
For example, the ar- The Town Moderator and Town Counsel have noted
on the lower floor and new crew quarters on top. that this bylaw proposal is unique from a proposal last
The existing apparatus bay will remain but will ticle proposes that three
acres or less can be year. This bylaw is the first to promote a sensible re-
gain an additional 20 feet.
The $292,000 will be on the March election 80 percent covered by sponse to our changing environmental requirements, and
ballot as a debt exclusion override, or a tax in- structures and parking. should be followed in the future by more bylaws concern-
crease. For three to five acres ing parking. The proponents would accept the elimina-
If the design funds are approved, the com- parcels, the coverage tion of the “3 to 5 acre” clause and even accept reducing
mittee plans to bring an article to next year’s would be 65 percent; for the commercial coverage of the small lots of less than 3
Town Meeting for construction funding, which land over five acres, the acres to 75 percent or 70 percent. In this small town, it is
would also be funded as an override. The reno- coverage would be set at
important to work together on local issues that affect all
vated station could open in August 2012. This 50 percent. Proponents say the change would af-
fect less than one percent of the land in Duxbury of us.
article is supported by the Board of Selectmen,
Finance Committe and Fiscal Advisory. and would not have an aesthetic impact. Dr. Oliver is the proponent of Article 16


he debt exclusion arti-
cles for the new crema-
tory building, as well as
the design funds for the fire sta-
tion project, will appear on ques-
tions on the ballot during the an-
nual town election.

When: Saturday, March 2

Where: Duxbury Middle School
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
16 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Planning Board opposes the Towering question: What a Duxbury wind turbine might look like
article because members claim it is too
similar to the article defeated at Town
Meeting last year. There is a state law
that says any petition defeated at Town
Meeting has to wait two years before it
can be resubmitted. The Finance Com-
mittee supports this article. The Select-
men voted 2-1 not to endorse it.

Article 17
In 2008 Governor Deval Patrick
signed the Green Communities Act, a
comprehensive energy reform bill. The
act was designed to encourage energy
efficiency and green power at the state
level but has benefits for cities and
towns as well.
If voters approve Article 17, it will
insert “renewable and alternative ener-
gy research and development” into the
approved uses of property in a Neigh-
borhood Business District 1.
Proponents of this change, at a re-
cent hearing before the Planning Board,
said adopting the act could make grant
money available to Duxbury. Support-
ed by the Finance Committee and the
Board of Selectmen. course, police and fire stations, etc.
According to the Web site duxbury-
Article 18, a $1.25 million investment Bright ideas
in a wind turbine would yield $150,000
WIND FACILITIES in annual savings and would be paid ccording to the Massachu-
Article 18 asks voters to adopt a by- back in approximately six years. setts Technology Collabora-
law that would clear the way for mu- A similar measure was proposed last tive, a single 660 kW turbine
nicipal wind turbines in Duxbury. year, but that bylaw included wind tur- displaces 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide
The Alternative Energy Committee, bines on private land. That article was each year. Over 20 years, to generate the
which is sponsoring the article, says not supported by the Planning Board, same amount of electricity, 17,000 tons
that such a turbine would supply clean, but this year’s proposal is. of coal would need to be burned (a line
inexpensive electricity to municipal de- The proposed bylaw would allow of 10-ton trucks 7 miles long).
partments within the town such as the turbines only in the town’s Publicly
schools, Town Hall, pool, library, golf
continued on page 18

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Fire station
continued from page 16
Owned Land Overlay District, excluding the This is $1,595 less than last year. This account
Dunes Protection and Wetlands Protection dis- pays for the board’s administrator and consul-
tricts. The bylaw would give the Zoning Board tants, as well as other fees. Any unused money
of Appeals the power to issue a special permit. is returned to the general account. Supported

work a must
The maximum height of a municipal tur- by Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and
bine would be 250 feet, and any turbine would Community Preservation Committee.
have to be set back a little more than twice its
own height from any surrounding property. A Article 22
community-scale wind facility would also not By Andre Martecchini
be allowed to add more than 10 decibels to the CPC: ALLOCATE FUNDS Why do we need to renovate the station? Based on a fea-
ambient sound level, in accordance with exist- Article 22 proposes to allocate the required sibility study prepared by the Carrell Group, an architectural
ing state regulations. ten percent of the Communi- firm specializing in public safety buildings, the station has
By the numbers ty Preservation Act tax sur-
The Alternative Energy Committee hasn’t numerous deficiencies, including:
identified any specific sites for a future turbine,
but chairman Frank Duggan said three parcels
142 charge to accounts for each
of its three purposes: open
• The crew quarters are in very poor condition and are
inadequate to meet current staffing requirements for 24-hour
being considered are a large plot off Mayflower
Number of towns that have
adopted the Community
space protection, histori- shifts. There are no separate facilities (toilets/showers) for
Street, one site close to the DPW yard and an- Preservation Act cal preservation and afford- our female staff.
other near the North Hill Golf Course. able housing. This year’s • The administrative offices are inadequate to meet cur-
The proposed bylaw will also allow the allocation will be $152,810 rent program and document storage needs and the offices are
funding of a comprehensive wind resource fea- for each account. Last year, the amount was not handicap accessible for the public.
sibility study, including the construction of a $156,000. Duxbury residents pay a three per- • There are numerous building and safety code violations
temporary meteorological tower that will help cent surcharge on their real estate taxes to fund throughout the facility.
gather data. projects recommended by the Community Pres- • The mechanical/electrical/HVAC systems have reached
The bylaw will also help Duxbury become ervation Committee and approved by Town the end of their useful lives, and are in poor condition, energy
eligible to receive funds through the Massachu- Meeting. The surcharge is expected to net al- inefficient, and expensive to maintain and operate.
setts Clean Energy Center (previously known most $1.2 million with a 28 percent match from • There are a number of leaks throughout the building
as the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust). the state of $334,000. Currently, there is a $1 envelope (roof, walls, foundations) that affect the usability of
This article is supported by the Finance Com- million balance in the CPA undesignated funds the facility.
mittee. The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to en- account; $67,000 in historical preservation; • There is inadequate storage and maintenance space for
dorse it. $169,000 in affordable housing; and $81,000 in specialized turnout gear, breathing apparatus and communi-
open space. These account balances are totals cations equipment.
Article 19 before this year’s ten percent allocation. Sup- • There are no proper decontamination facilities for gear
ported by Board of Selectmen, Finance Com- and clothing exposed to hazardous and infectious materials.
SITE USE BYLAW CHANGES mittee and Community Preservation Commit- • Medical equipment and drugs cannot be properly stored
This article is a housekeeping article that tee. due to lack of space.
cleans up language in the town’s site use bylaw, • The mission and size of the department has changed
striking references to “religious” and “educa- greatly since the building was built 43 years ago from just
tion” facilities and adding a sentence at the be- fire fighting to a full-service fire fighting/paramedic/hazard-
ginning of the article that clarifies the purpose ous materials response team.
of the bylaw. This article is supported by the The proposed project includes demolishing the north
Board of Selectmen and the Finance Commit- wing and replacing it with a new two-story wing with fully
tee. accessible administrative offices and storage facilities on the
first floor and crew quarters on the second floor. The existing
Article 20 apparatus bay will be retained, except that it will lengthened
in the rear by about 20 feet to accommodate all the required
BYLAW VIOLATION FINES apparatus. Other than some code-required MEP work, the
Article 20 increases the town’s ability to emergency operations center will not be modified. Based on
penalize non-criminal violators of the town’s the latest conceptual plans, the estimated total project cost is
bylaws. Specifically, this article affects the $4,500,000 which is approximately 14 percent less than the
Conservation Commission’s ability to issue $5,200,000 project cost presented at the 2009 annual Town
fines. Previously, the penalty was $100 for the Article 23
Meeting. Every effort will be made to further reduce the
first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for CPC: FIRST PARISH WINDOW construction budget during the final design process.
the third. This change would strike all that lan- The town has invested millions of dollars in personnel,
guage and simply make all fines $300. This RESTORATION equipment and training to maintain a first-rate fire department.
article is supported by the Board of Selectmen The First Parish Church on Tremont Street Although renovating the station is an enormous expense, it is
and the Finance Committee. has applied for $50,000 in CPA funds to restore imperative that we provide a safe facility that meets the opera-
the ten huge double hung 36-over-36 pane win- tional needs of the department so that we protect our invest-
Article 21 dows that line the church’s sanctuary. The win- ment and continue the excellent service that we demand. I
dows measure 8 feet wide by 14 feet high and urge you to support this important article.
CPC: ADMINISTRATION there are four on each side of the building and Mr. Martecchini is the chairman of the Public Safety Build-
Article 21 requests $76,405 in Communi- two in the back. The total cost of the project is ing Committee
ty Preservation Act funds for the Community


Child Care Service
Child care services for preschool – school age children Change A new transparent approach
will be available at a reduced cost for Duxbury residents at-
tending Town Meeting on Saturday, March 13. High school Accountability Working for you and our children
students will provide care in the Extended Day program
classrooms at the Alden Elementary School. The service is
available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of the town Common Sense Recognizing what’s important
meeting lunch break, when parents are asked to pick up their
children. The cost is $12 per child per day, or $6 per child As a mother, a lawyer, and a 20 year resident of Duxbury, I will bring
for the morning session or afternoon session. Families must
register in advance for the child care service during Town experience and a fresh perspective to the School Committee.
Meeting. Registrations will be processed on a first-come,
first-serve basis, and the number of children attending will One Vote for the Future
be limited to ensure proper staffing ratios. Please call the
Community Education office at 781-934-7633 by Thursday, To learn more about who I am and where I stand please visit:
March 11 if you wish to register your child for the reduced
cost child care service.
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$106,000. The church is raising the other $56,000.

Built in 1840 by Duxbury shipwrights, the First
Parish Church is listed in the National Register of
Historic Places.
Most of the windows retain their original or early
glass with its irregularities, but the wooden sills, sash-
es, frames and muntins all have deteriorated and the
windows don’t operate. To fully restore each window
to its original condition, the sashes must be removed
and each individual pane of glass must be taken out
and re-glazed. The windows will be stripped to the
bare wood and repainted.
Community Preservation Committee Chairman
Holly Morris said the church is eligible for CPA
funds because it serves a public benefit as a place
for the town’s annual Memorial Day services and for
the Duxbury High School Baccalaureate ceremony.
Also, the church will give the town a preservation
restriction in exchange for the money.
There has been some discussion about separation
of church and state issues with using town money
to rehabilitate a church. Town counsel Robert Troy
believes that the two public events that take place at
the church do not show enough public benefit to jus-
tify using CPA funds; he requested more information
on this or else the town must make a determination
that using the building for these two events meets the GOING GREEN: One of the Community Preservation Act articles this year asks voters for funds to purchase this
required level of public benefit. Community Preser- former cranberry bog off Route 14 near Exit 11. Community Preservation Committee members say the town had
vation Act funds have been used on churches in other wanted to buy the land as a working bog, but the farmer instead worked out a deal with the federal government
communities, although there have also been legal so that the land will remain unused, even though the town will own it. The 60-acre area contains at least one lot
challenges to this use of CPA funds. This article is that could have been used for housing and connected to other walking trails in town.
supported by the Board of Selectmen but not by the
Finance Committee. space. The grant would cover repairing the founda- years worth of work. The first year is for the survey
tion –– including a large granite pillar in the rear of of 47 dateboarded but not yet inventoried properties.
Article 24 the building that was removed years ago –– looking The second year is for barns, stables and outbuild-
at what’s needed to bring the building up to modern ings. The third year would see the inventory of 86
CPC: ISSAC KEENE codes, and developing comprehensive plans for his- properties within the Shipbuilders District. This ar-
toric preservation of the building. Crossroads repre-
BARN RESTORATION sentatives told the CPC there will be a capital fund-
ticle is supported by the Board of Selectmen, the Fi-
nance Committee and Fiscal Advisory.
Crossroads for Kids is asking the Community raising campaign to offset some of the costs of the
Preservation Committee to grant $85,000 (the CPC
will add $5,000 to cover legal expenses) to begin
next phase of restoration. This article is supported by Article 26
the Board of Selectmen but not by the Finance Com-
the first restoration phase of the mittee. CPC: CRANBERRY
Issac Keene Barn at Camp Wing,
By the numbers
which is owned by the town. The
Article 25
1,000 barn was built in 1870, and at the
time was the biggest barn in Dux- CPC: HISTORICAL SURVEY
This article would allow the town to purchase
60 acres of former cranberry bog off Route 14 near
The number of at-risk bury. Crossroads has only been The surveying of historical properties in town Exit 11 for open space and passive recreation pur-
kids Camp Wing hosts
each summer able to use the barn for storage but has been an ongoing project of the Historical Com- poses. This article was under wraps until recently,
feels there is potential for program mission, and this grant of $55,000 would fund three as the Community Preservation Committee couldn’t


uxbury was
one of the first
towns in Massa-
chusetts to adopt the Com-
munity Preservation Act
in 2001. The act is a state
law that gives matching
funds, raised through fees FINANCIAL LEADER
at the Registry of Deeds, to
communites for three core
purposes: Acquisition and and have the funds to make A VOICE OF REASON
preservation of open space, those plans happen.
creation and support of af- Duxbury’s Community
fordable housing and acqui- Preservation Committee
sition and preservation of hears pitches for potental ADVOCATE FOR KIDS
historic buildings and land- projects during public hear-
scapes. ing throughout the year.
By adopting the act, They then sponsor articles
towns agree to a property at Town Meeting, and resi-
tax surcharge of up to 3 dents vote the projects up Striving for Excellence
percent. Duxbury is at the down.
maximum. In the past, the state
A minimum of 10 per- had provided a 100 percent
We Can Move our Schools from Good to Excellent with:
cent of the annual revenues match, but as more and s3MART3PENDING
of the fund must be used for more towns join, that num-
each of the three core com- ber is dipping. Community s%FFECTIVE,EADERSHIP
munity concerns, and up to 5 Preservation Committee s!WARD7INNING!CADEMICS
percent may be used for ad- Chairman Holly Morris said
ministrative expenses of the that this year, Fiscal Year s#OLLABORATIONAMONG3TAKEHOLDERS
Community Preservation 2010, the town received a
Committee. The remaining 38 percent match from the
funds can be allocated for state. Next year, she is hear- We face critical issues and I want to hear from you:
any combination of the al- ing that the number will be 781-834-1070 or
lowed uses, or for land for closer to 28 percent. There
recreational use. This gives is legislation working its I respectfully ask for your vote on Saturday, March 27th.
each community the op- way through Beacon Hill
portunity to determine its that would guarantee the
priorities, plan for its future, number at 75 percent. Paid for by the Committee to Elect Gary Magnuson, P.O. Box 2735, Duxbury, MA 02331

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20 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010
make the deal public until a purchase petition to the town’s bylaws to allow registered voters and be returned to the
and sale agreement was signed by the WHAT DO YOU THINK? voters a way to rid themselves of an clerk within 30 days. The town clerk
Board of Selectmen. The land used to unwanted elected official by means of must then certify that the signatures
Do you think the Board
be an active cranberry bog, but the for- of Selectmen should a special election. are valid within five business days and
mer owner made a deal with the fed- be five members or The article lists the process to then notify selectmen, who will alert
eral government that stipulates there stay at three? Take follow: to begin, a registered Dux- the official in question about the recall
will be no farming activity on the land. our Web poll at dux- bury voter must file an affidavit with petition. The official can then choose
CPC members say the land will be pro- the town clerk listing the name of the to resign immediately or face a recall
tected from future development (there elected official election to be held within 90 days.
is at least one useable house lot on the considered for The official under the recall petition
property) and called it a “gateway to lectman has to excuse himself because recall and the can choose to place himself on the bal-
Duxbury” that connects to other walk- of a conflict of interest; fewer conflicts reason. This lot for the election to succeed himself.
ing trails and conservation areas in with the open meeting law; easing the must be signed If he is not recalled, he will continue to
town. This article is supported by the workload; a greater variation of expe- by 100 regis- serve in his office for the remainder of
Board of Selectmen. rience and opinions; and an increased tered voters. his term. If the recall is successful, the
representation of voters. According to The town official will be removed and the elected
Article 27 McCormack, in Massachusetts, there CITIZENS’ PETITION clerk will then successor shall hold the office for the
are 135 towns with five selectmen and issue the recall rest of the unexpired term. The recall
CPC: COMMUNITY HOUSING 162 with three member boards. petition blanks, which must be signed petition cannot be used against any of-
This article would have asked for A similar ar- by ten percent, or 1,094, of the town’s ficial who has been in office less than
$225,000 from Community Preserva- ticle presented
tion Act funds to purchase a one-acre to town meet-
lot for the purposes of developing ing in 2003 was
community housing, but it is being in-
definitely postponed.

Article 28
approved with
a two-thirds
vote. However,
the state’s at-
torney general
later disquali-
Candidate Forum
Article 28 asks for $150,000 in fied it. A second attempt to enlarge the
Community Preservation Act funds board at Town Meeting in 2005 was
to construct two affordable housing postponed until the town could hear
units at the former Grange property on the recommendations from the Town
Franklin Street. Government Study Committee.
The Grange building has been In 2006, this committee rejected
abandoned for years, and previous at- the idea of more selectmen for mul-
tempts to develop the site in partner- tiple reasons. It found that with a larger
ship with Habitat for Humanity have board there was an increased possibil-
fallen through due to the economic ity of factions and divisiveness and
downturrn. The Grange and an un- more of a chance of slowing down
used fire station (which has since been the decision-making process. With a
torn down) were purchased using CPA three-member board, each member has
funds in 2008. The town’s Local Hous- more responsibility to attend meetings
ing Partnership hopes to build two units
on the site, either both in the Grange
and keep current, and there is more ac- Wednesday, March 17
countability. The committee also cited
building or through the construction of
a new dwelling on the fire station site.
a lack of good candidates. 7:30 p.m.
If voters approve Article 29, then a
This article is supported by the Board petition will be sent to the state legis- Mural Room
of Selectmen but not the Finance Com- lature, where it could be approved by
mittee or Fiscal Advisory. June. In November, Duxbury voters Duxbury Town Hall
would have to approve the change at
Article 29 the annual election, and then additional
selectmen would be elected at the town
INCREASE BOARD OF election in March 2011. The Board of
The candidate forum will be broadcast on local access cable. Panelists will include
SELECTMEN TO FIVE Selectmen voted 2-1 to approve this local media and community members who will ask all the candidates questions on
Article 29 is a citizen’s petition to article. The Finance Committee Rec- their positions. We will also take written questions from the audience.
increase the number of selectmen from comends disapproval.

Questions? Call 781-934-2811

three to five members. Paul McCor-
mack of Partridge Road submitted this Article 30
article. McCormack’s reasons include
the following: the need to have more RECALL PETITION
than two decision makers when a se- Article 30 proposes adding a recall
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listening Friend S. Weiler, Sr. has lived in Duxbury for 32 What you need to know before you vote!

device years and has been active in Town Government

for 22 of those years. As a banking professional, PART III – DUXBURY GENERAL BY-LAW
available he has over 40 years of experience and has held
numerous leadership roles, including his current

The annual Town Meet-

position as SVP of the Commercial Lending 5.1 Appointments made by the
Division at HarborOne Credit Union.
ing will be equipped with
Cemetery Trustees
an assistive listening sys- 5 members - 5 year staggered terms
tem. The system amplifies Resume Duxbury Beach Committee
the sound and transmits to B.A. from Boston University 1968 12 members -3 year staggered terms
a personal assistive listen- MBA from Suffolk University 1971 Financial Committee
ing device. You can control Stonier Graduate School of Banking, 9 members – 3 year staggered terms
the volume. To borrow a Rutgers University 1974 Fiscal Advisory Committee
receiver, please stop by the Banking Professional 1968 – present 9 members – 3 year staggered terms
designated table to sign out Director, Old Colony YMCA Experience Counts! Personnel Board
a device. When you are Trustee, South Shore Health & 1988 P.R.I.D.E. $1,000,000 Override 5 members – 3 year staggered terms

through for the day please Education Foundation 1989-92 Finance Committee-Chair ‘92 Water and Sewer Advisory Committee

return the receiver to the 1992-98 Board of Selectman-Chair ‘94-‘95 3 members – 3 year staggered terms
Member, Thorny Lea Golf Club
sign-out table, as they are 1998-01 Conservation Commission-Chair ’02-‘04
in limited supply. This is a Personal
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program of your Municipal School Renovation
MARCH 27, 2010
Commission on Disability
Friend and his wife of 42 years, Candy, have two 2003-04 Town Government Study Committee
to make the Town Meetings
grown and married sons, Friend, Jr. and Eric. 2005 Town Manager Search
Friend and Candy have lived at 7 Trout Farm
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 21
six months, nor can it be filed against ey. She wants to raise awareness of this does not meet reasonable standards. Marshfield received $100,000 more
an official who has six months or less topic and get residents thinking about The article also seeks to have Entergy from Entergy this year than Duxbury
to serve on his term. the water they drink and how the town send ground water samples to the Mas- did, but Duxbury has 15,000 people in
Standish Street resident David manages its water system. According sachusetts Department of Health and the Emergency Planning Zone around
Lowry presented the recall petition ar- to town officials, Duxbury has no cur- make all reports available to the pub- Pilgrim, while Marshfield has 1,500.
ticle to selectmen, who chose to spon- rent plans to privatize the water depart- lic as well as to the state and affected This article is supported by the Board
sor it and place it on the warrant. The ment. This article is supported by the communities like Duxbury. of Selectmen and the Finance Commit-
Selectmen voted 2-1 to reccomend the Board of Selectmen but not the Finance According to Nuclear Advisory tee.
article. The Finance Committee sup- Committee. Committee chairman Mary “Pixie”
ports this article. Lampert, the chemical tritium was de- Article 34
Article 32 tected in the three monitoring wells
Article 31 near Pilgrim in November 2007 but STABILIZATION FUND
PILGRIM NUCLEAR nothing has ever been done about it. This is an annual article to trans-
RESOLUTION ON WATER STATION MONITORING Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hy- fer money into the town’s stabiliza-
Article 31 is a citizen’s petition sub- drogen and is a byproduct in nuclear tion fund. This article will be indefi-
mitted by Washington Street resident Article 32 is sponsored by the Dux- nitely postponed because a transfer of
reactors producing electricity. Tritium
Nancy Landgren. This article is a non- bury Nuclear Advisory Committee. $300,000 from free cash to the stabi-
is dangerous if inhaled or ingested in
binding resolution that states that water This article’s purpose is to tell Pilgrim’s lization fund is requested in special
drinking water and exposure to tritium
should be considered a “a basic human owner, Entergy, that Duxbury residents Town Meeting Article 10. This article
can increase the risk of developing
right” and therefore Duxbury’s water are unhappy with the
cancer. This article is supported by the is supported by the Board of Selectmen.
system should be held “in public trust
By the numbers current inspection The Finance Committee reccomends
Board of Selectmen and the Finance
for the benefit and use by the residents
… and should be operated by the Town
1972 system and ground
water well monitor-
Committee. indefinite postponment.
The year Pilgrim Nuclear ing system near Pil-
of Duxbury for the greater good.” The Power Plant opened in grim in Plymouth Article 33 Article 35
article also seeks to prohibit the town
from privatizing or outsourcing its wa-
ter and its maintenance and delivery an improved system Article 35 is a routine article that
systems. Landgren’s article stems from with better monitoring wells to detect FROM ENTERGY seeks to use money from certified free
her concern that the town may one day radioactive chemicals in the ground cash to reduce the tax amount. As the
water. The article states that the current Also sponsored by the Nuclear Ad-
privatize its water service to save mon- visory Committee, Article 33 would town is no longer using its free cash
four-well monitoring system at Pilgrim to balance the operating budget, but is
require Entergy to fairly compensate
surrounding towns based on their geo- using it to pay for one-time expenses
Town Meeting Talk graphic proximity to the nuclear power such as capital items, this article will

station and their affected population. be indefinitely postponed.
hen, in some obscure country According to Nuclear Advisory Com-
town, the farmers come together mittee chairman Mary “Pixie” Lampert,
to a special town-meeting, to express Entergy needs to pay more compensa-
their opinion on some subject which is tion to Duxbury than it currently does
because of its proximity to Pilgrim. Visit the Clipper Web site
vexing the land, that, I think, is the true Duxbury receives less money than for updated coverage of
Congress, and the most respectable one Marshfield from Entergy but it is clos-
that is ever assembled in the United States. Town Meeting starting
er to Pilgrim and has a higher number
of people who would be affected dur- on Saturday.
–– Henry David Thoreau
ing a nuclear emergency, said Lampert.
22 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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This Town Meeting
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Town Meeting
Moderator Allen
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years at the podium.
We thank Mr.
his year’s Town Meeting features a shorter for his out-
warrant, perhaps a reflection of the tough sanding
economic times and the message of “Enough!” service and
wish him
town officials are hearing from voters. But still, there are well.
several important issues the town needs to take action on ...
• Leave the board the way it is. When the idea of
increasing the Board of Selectmen from three to five was first
proposed, we were intrigued. A larger board would reduce
the risk of running afoul of the Open Meeting Law, and
might bring a greater range of perspectives. But upon further
consideration, we believe the three member format is what’s
Cutler’s legacy will live on ––––––––––––––––
best for Duxbury. This setup has served the town very well
in the past. In addition, in a strong town manager system, the t has been, for the past 11 years, my dis- father, grandfather, brother, friend, son, Vietnam
tinct honor and privilege to have worked veteran. The list is long and filled with folks
selectmen serve as an advisory, policy-setting board, rather
with David S. Cutler at Stonebridge whose lives are the richer for having known Da-
than day-to-day management. More selectmen may only serve Newspapers, based in Southbridge. I say “with” vid. His passing leaves a void, but he will never
to muddle the waters and inject more politics into the running because David never made anyone feel like they truly be gone. He left behind so many people who
worked for him. To anyone who ever came un- will ensure that his legacy and memory live on.
of the town. Duxbury is an extremely professionally run der his employ as a part of the editorial staff, he Walter Bird Jr.
community. Let’s not mess with a good thing. truly was “one of us” - a newspaper man with an Executive Editor
honest love for what he did. Of course, he was Stonebridge Press Newspapers
• Recall at your peril. The idea of instituting a recall much more than just a newspaper man - husband,
petition has been gathering steam over the past couple of
months. While it can be a good check and balance on the Rebuilding trust is our biggest challenge –––––

power of elected officials, it’s not something that should be By George Cipolletti that supported the earlier findings. In the spring
here is no debate that we must endeav- of 2008 I asked Mrs. Skeiber during a School
undertaken lightly. There should be fail-safes in place to
or to provide a high quality education Committee meeting to formally investigate the
ensure it’s not merely used to remove people who have made for the children of Duxbury. We must implications of implementing a later schedule on
unpopular decisions. Such a procedure should be reserved for find and retain high caliber administrators and our schools. This was done during the fall of 2008
teachers that will be able to make the most of any and we heard her recommendation in December
people who have abused their station and are doing damage to of that year. Why didn’t we survey the commu-
environment, in good economic times and bad.
the town. The petition as currently worded seems confusing Our teachers are the heart and nity before making a decision? Because the sci-
soul of the system, and strong entific data is sound enough that it is not a matter
and vague. Perhaps it will be clarified on Town Meeting floor,
administrators will put them in of opinion: teenagers do better in school with a
and maybe it really is needed, but this is something residents the best position to succeed. We later start time. Younger children are unaffected
should not be voting for lightly. also need a competent School by earlier start times. Of course there are excep-
Committee that understands its tions. The fact is that a community survey would
• Let’s get something done on lot coverage. Most people role and works to promote the have perhaps given insight into what parents pre-
in town don’t care about parking regulations. The words District and provides the re- fer or what they believe, but it would not change
sources needed for continuous the facts. Many parts of this country would ban
“impermeable surfaces” probably sound like gibberish. But the teaching of evolution if it were put to a vote.
improvement. We have to hire talented profes-
to the local business community, these words are at the center sionals and we must let them do their jobs. I find it disturbing that many towns are not
An unfortunate atmosphere of distrust has changing start times because their surveys indi-
of a difficult debate. The 50 percent coverage rule certainly cate that parents don’t like it. They’re worried
evolved in Duxbury that is poisoning the environ-
seems restrictive, especially to smaller businesses. But this is ment and making it impossible for our top man- about after school activities, about child care,
a change that should be coming from the Planning Board –– it agers to be effective. Whether it’s the Selectmen about themselves. How it inconveniences them.
undermining Mr. McDonald’s authority as Town It’s really sad that elected officials who should be
shouldn’t be run through over their objections. Still, a solution Manager or the School Committee virtually har- advocates for education don’t have the political
is needed. We’d like to see the Planning Board make a promise rassing Mrs. Skeiber, elected officials have in- will to do the right things for the kids.
jected themselves into the day to day operational I urge everyone to consider what they want
to local merchants: next year, at Town Meeting, there will be in our schools, and how to get there, when voting
decisions of the town and the schools. This is
a parking bylaw change, sponsored by the board, that makes very dangerous. School principals and teach- for the School Committee or Selectman. Is this
everyone happy. ers need to know that they are supported by the individual going to move us forward? Do they
Superintendent and the School Committee. The have a vision or are they a one issue candidate
– J. Graeber citizens of Duxbury must have confidence that with a personal agenda? Are they qualified for the
their town and school system are run efficiently job? This town doesn’t need nitpickers who only
and at the highest level. In my view, we have lost know how to tear things down. We need leader-
sight of the big picture and have become caught ship that will build upon our strengths and ad-
up in minutia. Public bickering over small details dress our weaknesses in a professional manner.
Duxbury is at a crucial turning point in its
Send us your letters! like bus schedules leads to the conclusion that
our elected officials lack confidence in the ad- evolution as a community. We have historically
ministration. We cannot move forward until this been strong supporters of education, but for the
last six years we have been starving the District.
The Duxbury Clipper welcomes all views.
Preference will be given to letters from behavior ends.
Duxbury residents or Duxbury-related We must make sure that our decisions are The numbers I shared earlier don’t lie. We are go-
topics. Thank you letters will be accepted based on the best interests of the students at ing to have to decide if we want to continue to be
if concise. Anonymous letters or letters
all times. I think the decision to move the high known as a great seaside town with a great beach
published in other publications will not
school to a later start time is a good example of and great schools or as a great beach town that
be considered.
this. We started looking at the effects of early you move to when the kids are out of school. It
start times when I was on the DHS Council with won’t be cheap to get from “good to great.” But
Mail: P.O. Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331 Wayne Ogden in 2001. Over the years, we con- it will be a good investment.
tinued to amass data from all over the country
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 23

The ‘road less traveled’ –––––

Candidate questions
avid Cutler will be Wing, Delano Farm, O’Neill
missed. He often Farm and Berrybrook. He was
referred to life on also a man of great integrity, Board of selectmen
the South Shore and in Dux- warmth and wit. I feel fortu-
bury, in particular, as the “road nate to have known him and Duxbury has been fortunate to avoid layoffs and large-scale budget cuts during the last few
less traveled” and recognized appreciate all he did to pro- lean fiscal years. However, we seem to have reached the point where we are cutting close to the
that effort was required in pre- duce a high quality newspaper bone, and several large projects loom such as the police and fire station work, and whatever form
serving that road. His editori- that we enjoy each week while the school projects take. Would you ever support an operational Proposition 2 1/2 override to help
als both educated and persuad- using its positive influence to balance the budget and save jobs? Why or why not?
ed many of the importance and help make our town the spe-
fund annual capital expenses. In addition, the
wisdom in protecting open
space. His efforts were criti-
cial place it is today.
David Hines Shawn Dahlen town has adopted a new policy to no longer

cal to many of the town’s larg- Screenhouse Lane he challenges that the Town Manager, use debt roll-off to help balance the operat-
est acquisitions, such as Camp
finance director, Finance Committee, ing budget but instead earmark these funds
and Fiscal Advisory Committee have faced for future capital debt. These are good moves
to bring balanced operating and capital bud- in the right direction, but they are not enough
to properly fund significant costs such as ma-
Article 29: Change Number of gets to residents at town
meeting are the same jor building maintenance and capital build-
ing costs. By under-funding building mainte-
Selectmen from 3 to 5 –––––– challenges facing many

of our residents. The nance costs we have allowed our school and
uring the past few years, Duxbury’s three member last couple of years have town buildings to fall into disrepair, creating
Board of Selectmen have done a reasonably good job made us all worry about even larger repair or replacement costs to the
in performing the time critical portion of their du- our personal economic town down the road. Most of us would not
ties. They have worked diligently with the town manager and situation, both day to let this happen to our own homes. There is
gotten the budget ready in time for Town Meetings. Each year,
day and into retirement. no simple solution for funding needed capi-
the warrant for the annual Town Meeting appears on schedule. tal improvements. There are minimal funds
They also have managed to vote on various time sensitive issues, We are all facing the
same realities: we need within the levy limit to annually pay new
such as one time liquor licenses, in a timely manner. Addition- debt. Therefore any major projects proposed
ally, the Selectmen have done a fair job in managing the far too to match our spending with our revenues and
at the same time plan for the future. can only be funded through a debt exclusion
many boards and committees which report to the board. All of override, adding to our already significant
this takes a great deal of time. The town’s financial team has done an
The current board and its recent predecessors also share one outstanding job at balancing this fine line taxes.
other thing. They have all failed to perform their number one while at the same time earning the com- Maybe I am wrong, but I believe there is
responsibility. In 1987, the act which provided Duxbury with a munity an AAA bond rating. According to little appetite for more taxes during the cur-
town manager also listed the duties and responsibilities of the the finance director’s five-year forecast, the rent economic situation. We are a communi-
Board of Selectmen. Number one reads “The Board of Select- operating budget is balanced or in the black ty of residents journeying through our lives
men shall serve as the goal setting, long range planning and pol- through fiscal year 2014, based on reasonable at different phases. It’s important to remem-
icy making body of the town...” ber that as a community we need to provide
Goal setting and long range planning requires that the Board assumptions for revenues and expenditures.
That’s the good news. Now for the not-so- the opportunity for all residents to enjoy our
determines the needs of the town, figures out a solution, priori- town. At the current time I would not sup-
tizes these needs and solutions, convinces the relative parties (in good news: Although the operating budget is
working for us, the capital budget is not. port an operating budget override. I believe
many cases the voters) and finally gets things implemented. there is no demonstrated need. I also believe
This is a daunting, time consuming task which often does not Two years ago, at the recommendation of
the finance director, the town stopped using there are opportunities to provide additional
have a drop-dead date by which it must be done and therefore
can be easily put on the “back burner” or even totally ignored. free cash (end-of-year surplus) to balance the savings within the operating budget by con-
This apparently has been the current procedure of the Board of operating budget, and instead chose to ear- solidating services.
Selectmen. mark those funds on a year-to-year basis to
A five person board of selectmen would provide the resourc-
es to spread the workload of each member, allowing the board
to address the goal setting and long term planning part of their
job. Additionally, these areas would certainly benefit from the
Will Zachmann ued professional management of the sort we
have enjoyed these past few years.

greater variation of experience and opinion a five member board Duxbury’s tax levy increased only 1.5
o. We do not need operational over-
could provide. percent this year (FY2010). Town Man-
rides of Proposition 2½. We need
There are other benefits to having a five person board: such ager Richard McDonald, Superintendent of
to stop raising taxes on Duxbury’s citizens
as dealing with the “Open Meeting Law”.... a straight jacket for Schools Susan Skeiber and their staffs have
a three-member Board and something which can be as easy to every year at rates well above 2.5 percent
done an excellent job developing a balanced
violate as by having two of the selectmen speak which one an- and the US rate of infla-
operating budget for FY2011, within Prop
other on the phone concerning a subject before the board. While tion. Duxbury’s tax levy
2½ limits, and without layoffs or cuts in es-
a five person board must also be very careful, a simple conversa- in fiscal 1990 was $17.9
sential services. Given responsible choices
tion between two members would not automatically count as a million. By 2000 it was
by voters at this year’s annual Town Meeting
violation. up $7.9 million to $25.7
Since this is Article 29, I suspect that it will be addressed late and election, Duxbury taxes could increase
million, a 44.0 percent
Saturday or more probably on Monday evening. I encourage all 2½ percent or less an unprecedented two
increase over 1990. Be-
Duxbury voters to attend, ask questions, state your opinions and years in a row. That is a good start.
tween 2000 and 2010,
vote. The best government is the least govern-
Duxbury taxes soared
This is your board. ment: sufficient to provide education, public
another 60.7 percent by
Paul McCormack safety, and essential services; but no bigger
$15.6 million, to $41.4
Partridge Road than necessary. It is minimally intrusive in
million. Remember, Duxbury’s entire tax
the lives of its citizens. It exists to serve all
levy in 1990 was just $17.9 million.
the people fairly, justly, and impartially. It is
Miles For Miramar So over the past twenty years, while U.S.
inflation grew only 2.6 percent a year and in-
not a self-perpetuating organism consuming
Walkers, runners, cyclists and swimmers are getting in an ever-growing share of society’s resources.
creased by 70.1 percent Duxbury taxes rose
shape for the second annual “Miles for Miramar,” a campaign It is not a mechanism to fund and advance
on average 4.3 percent every year, racking
to generate funds to support the Miramar Retreat Center’s pro- private interests or personal pet projects, ei-
up a whopping 131.4 percent total increase.
grams of renewal for clergy and religious, lay people, single ther.
If that continues Duxbury’s tax bill will hit
persons, married couples, religious educators, parish councils, Good government for the town of Dux-
$51.0 million by 2015 and $63.0 million in
Confirmation candidates and anyone who seeks peace and a bury does not require permanent Proposition
richer relationship with God. 2½ operational overrides. Even mislead-
We do not need higher taxes. We need
From April 1 to June 30 the priests, brothers, staff  and ingly so-called “temporary” debt exclusions
more efficient and effective use of resources.
supporters  of the   Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury will should be considered only in cases of dire
We need fiscal restraint. We need responsi-
be hitting the streets, malls and pools in the area to walk, run, need or exceptional investment opportunity.
ble judgment. We need to spend our money
swim and cycle for the cause. Those who want to support the Otherwise these, too, should be rejected.
participants are encouraged to donate $2 per mile for their ef- prudently and wisely. And we need contin-
forts. Friends and neighbors are invited to participate by sign-
ing up for as many miles as they think they will go by June 30,
and perhaps by lining up their families and friends to support Next week’s question:
them on behalf of Miramar. Participants and donors can con- One of the biggest questions facing Duxbury right now is the need for new police and fire
tact the Center at 781-585-2460 or at facilities. Do you agree that this is a pressing need for the community? What do you think the
Donations can also be sent to Miramar Retreat Center, PO best solution is, and how, as a selectman, would you provide leadership on this issue?
Box M, Duxbury MA 02332-0614. Please note that you are
supporting Miles For Miramar on your check.
24 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Candidate Questions Gary Magnuson and School Committee needs to have

the courage to recognize troublesome

I t’s unfortunate that the high end issues, anticipate adverse reactions,
School committee learner program and school start and take action to communicate clear-
time change became so polarizing, as ly, early, and often. Avoiding difficult
Over the past year, the School Committee clashed with parents and mem-
they resulted from earnest efforts to messages just compounds the problem.
bers of the public on several controversial topics, such as the school start
solve a problem. This will not necessarily lead to con-
time and the high end learner project. A common theme was that of com-
More thoughtful- sensus, but it does ensure that issues
munication. As a School Committee member, what would you do to improve
ly planned two- are fully vetted. For example, school
communication between the district and the town?
way communica- start times were under consideration
for several years, allowing time for a
Colleen Brayer This plan would also have a com-
plete organizational chart that lists all
tion would have
diminished much better planned two-way 12-18 month

school employees and their contact of the controver- meaningful communication program
irst, I would welcome and which would have helped alleviate
thank people for attending the information.  Currently, many peo- sy. Like many
ple are unsure who to contact with a topics that the some of the tension.
School Committee meetings.  I want In our search for a new superin-
to help bring our schools to the highest concern and go straight to the School School Commit-
Committee, rather than through the tee is presented tendent some of the most important
level and believe input from parents attributes to consider will be the can-
and members of proper chain of command.  Having an with, there were passionate supporters
organizational chart would help them on both sides of the issues. The differ- didate’s ability to communicate on dif-
the public is cru- ficult topics, to be a great listener and
cial to make that start at the right place, and if needed, ing opinions are valid, and had the right
guide them to the next step. to be considered in a respectful discus- the willingness to engage stakeholders
happen. for feedback and advice. The new su-
Second, I Dissemination of information is sion in an appropriate timeframe.
important for open communication.  The administration and School perintendent might consider the forma-
would improve tion of an advisory group composed of
communication Providing the public with the same Committee make sincere efforts to
documents available to the School communicate through multiple media a cross section of parents. This would
by following the provide a forum to test new ideas, lis-
existing policies Committee before a meeting would channels. However our busy lives can
make it easier for the citizens to par- result in much of this communication ten, and learn from parents in a non-
and implement confrontational fashion.
a “planned, sys- ticipate.  This is especially true during going unnoticed. Topics that have the
the budget process.  By policy, a bud- potential to be controversial or that In order for the School Commit-
tematic, two-way process of commu- tee to be effective, they have to com-
nication.”  get should be available in advance of involve significant change need to
any budget hearing. be “over communicated” over a long municate with each other. While we
In this plan, any new or possibly may not always agree, we should seek
contentious programs would require Finally, updating Frequently Asked period of time, and through different
Questions (FAQ) on the schools’ Web means. A well-thought out communi- to understand, appreciate, and value
a public forum with the School Com- other points of view. This will require
mittee present.  This would allow site would keep the public informed, cation plan including goals and strat-
while a report of emails received from egies to effectively communicate the a shared commitment to open and hon-
citizens to discuss their views and ask est dialogue, respect for differences,
questions.  The high-end learner pilot the public by the School Committee, real issues in a direct manner with all
would keep the administration in- stakeholders using multiple channels and compromise, while remaining ac-
was controversial for many parents – a countable to the students and parents
forum early on would have identified formed of any potential issues as they should be used in these situations. It
develop. can be time consuming and unpleasant and true to our individual beliefs.
their concerns, and improved imple-
mentation. One of the School Committee’s to take these steps; the administration
Conducting surveys would be values in their Policy AE states, “We
Perhaps there could be communication
another part of the plan.  This would
help the School Committee under-
practice clear, honest and direct com-
munication.”  A comprehensive com- Mary Lou Buell from the district specifically targeting

munication plan that includes con- residents who do not have children in
stand concerns parents and taxpayers his is a challenging and excit-
ducting surveys, holding open forums, one of our schools. This type of news-
have with new initiatives.  Any time ing time in education and in
developing a clear organizational letter could highlight projects com-
problems can be anticipated, a better Duxbury – my enthusiasm will be evi-
chart, and providing the taxpayer with pleted by our teachers and students so
plan can be developed.  If the Alden dent in all aspects of my communica-
information in a timely manner is cru- that all residents learn the meaning of a
parents’ concerns regarding the start tion.
cial to help the district become the 21st century education. There are end-
time had been ascertained, there may As part of the School Committee
best it can be.  less possibilities.
have been a better outcome. I would encourage the board to adopt I have learned from my years in
some new communication strategies. the classroom that it’s not just about
ering information and for soliciting Each School Committee member, ex-
Christine McLaughlin opinions. We then need to consider cept the chair,
the message you send, but also how
that message is heard: communication

T his issue of communication how best to use the information we should act as needs to be assessed to judge its effec-
is both important and com- gather to guide our decisions and ac- liaison to one tiveness.
plicated. It is obviously critical to tions. Over the next three years, these of our schools, Duxbury Public Schools uses vari-
keep the community informed and improvements will be my primary rotating schools ous technologies to send messages; but
to solicit opin- focus. The School Committee is the each school year. communication should also provoke
voice of the community. In order The liaisons
ions. However, response. Lack of response should not
to fulfill this mandate, we must un- would interact be taken to mean lack of concern. Just
the committee
derstand the community’s priorities regularly with as in my classroom if students aren’t
also needs the
and goals before voting on policies. the school coun- asking questions it doesn’t necessar-
ability to move cils and parent
with some speed Simply put, I will ask you what you ily mean they understand the lesson.
think. organizations. This would ensure that Communication is a two-way street—
and efficiency. parents of all schools will understand
It is clear, how- The School Committee also needs but we need to create two-way path-
open and effective communication how a particular issue will impact their ways.
ever, that over children.
the past couple with the superintendent. This will be As an individual member of the
one of the qualities that I will priori- While multi-media communication committee I will listen effectively. As
of years, the is often highly effective, sometimes
School Committee has failed to bal- tize when considering candidates for a mother of four I understand the sig-
face-to-face conversations are benefi- nificance of questions and concerns
ance these competing needs in a man- superintendent. Communication is
cial and appropriate, further encourag- raised by community members; as a
ner that satisfies the community. essential for good leadership, and I
ing communication. School Commit- teacher I have the professional under-
To address this problem, commit- expect our new superintendent to be
tee members attending school council standing to effectively articulate those
tee members will need to recognize a great leader. and PTA meetings several times each
likely “hot button” issues and stay Finally, effective communication concerns to administration. Because
year will build personal relationships, I am in the trenches every day strug-
ahead of them with extra efforts to among School Committee members leading to more honest feedback.
give information and get feedback. is critical. All of our deliberations are gling with the same issues as all educa-
In addition, I propose increasing tors, I have a unique ability to evaluate
I can do this. Having grown up here in public view. Therefore, we need to our frame of reference beyond Dux-
and lived here for nearly 20 years, I be able to explore issues, define our programs and policies without hurting
bury’s borders. Let’s look at the com- morale. I can ask administrators tough
know the fabric of this community. I differences, and work toward deci- munication standards of school dis-
understand the things that people care sions respectfully. As an assistant questions – questions only another ed-
tricts near and far and encourage the ucator would think to ask. My personal
about and I respect their passion. district attorney I learned the value administration to adopt techniques that
of strong, direct, but respectful, dia- communications will be more than in-
As I think about improving com- have demonstrated success. Perhaps,
log. These are the skills that I intend formative, they will motivate, engage
munication, I see three levels to con- for example, the district Web site could
to bring to the School Committee. As and perhaps persuade.
sider: between School Committee be streamlined and a question-of-the-
and community; School Committee we deliberate, we need to remember month survey posted on the front page.
and superintendent; and communica- that each person on the committee
tion among the committee members. shares a common goal – to provide Next week’s question:
Between the School Committee the best education possible for our Duxbury is in the process of looking for its next superintendent. What
and the community, we need to de- children. qualities do you think the town should be looking for when choosing the next
velop improved methods for deliv- person to run the Duxbury Public Schools?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 25

New wheels for harbormaster

The Duxbury Beach Res-
ervation Inc., owner of Dux- ChocoVine Country Store
bury Beach, has funded the
purchase of a 2010 Kawasaki
is back in
stock! featuring Specials of the week
Boru Irish Vodka............................................................................. 1.75 ltr. .............. $17.99
4x4 utility vehicle for use by John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey ....................................... 750 ml. ............... $18.99
the Town of Duxbury’s Har- Carolans Irish Cream Liqueur........................................ 750 ml. ................... $9.99
bormaster/Coastal Natural Guinness, Harp or Smithwicks........................................ 12 pk. ..................$13.99 +dep
Harpoon IPA ....................................................................................... 12 pk. ..................$11.99 +dep
Resources Department. This good through 3/16/10
vehicle, which will replace a 2/54%s$58"529s  
13-year-old all terrain vehicle,
is an essential component of
the Endangered Species Pro-
tection Program, also funded
by the reservation. The new
“mule” will also be available
to patrol difficult over-sand Engaging in the General Practice of Law
areas on the beach, locate lost
children and transport medi- Concentrating in Real Estate, Criminal Defense,
cal personnel in case of emer- Estate Planning & Immigration
gency. Pictured with the harbormaster’s new ATV are Operations Officer,
Duxbury Beach thrives on Michael Pforr, Town Manager Richard MacDonald, Maggie Kearney 272 Saint George Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts
a strong foundation of team- and Shawn Dahlen of the Beach Reservation and Harbormaster 781-934-8500
work between the reservation, Donald Beers.
which cares for the physical their vehicles, and a host of gered species program, now
beach, and the town of Dux- recreational activities on the a model for other beaches, is
bury, which manages activi- beach and surrounding waters, what allows Duxbury Beach to
ties on the beach. The reserva- in addition to conducting the remain open during the piping
tion leases most of its beach endangered species program plover nesting season, when
property to the town, using the for the reservation. many Massachusetts beaches
income for dune maintenance, Since its incorporation are closed. Thanks to the com-
fencing, beach grass and the in 1975, the Duxbury Beach bined efforts of the town and EFTJHOFSDPOTJHONFOUtMPDBMBSUJTJBOT
endangered species program. Reservation, Inc. has taken the reservation, plus the coop-
The town sells permits for its mission seriously: to re- eration of people who use the
parking at the east end of the store and preserve Duxbury beach, we can all anticipate
bridge and oversand permits Beach in its natural state as another great summer on Dux-
for access to the outer beach, host to marine life, native and bury Beach.
using the income for the lease migratory birds, indigenous For more information on
payment and for beach-related vegetation; as a barrier beach the Duxbury Beach Reserva-
work by the Harbormaster/ for the protection of Duxbury tion. Inc., visit the reserva-
Coastal Resources Depart- and Kingston; and as a price- tion’s Web site at  duxbury-
ment. Harbormaster personnel South Shore’s premier consignment shop for men & women
less environmental asset to the
manage visitors to the beach, Commonwealth. Our endan-
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Selectmen mixed on recall

By Susanna Sheehan, Clipper Staff the elected official considered the town does not have a way
Jan Butterworth
(781) 582-9766
Care for your animal, all shapes and sizes for recall and the reason. This to get rid of him and move on, on a daily basis or while you are on vacation!
An annual Town Meeting must be signed by 100 regis- she said. Playtime
article to adopt a recall petition tered voters. Witten felt that “It has been an issue in Dog Walking
met with mixed support from increasing the required num- neighboring towns,” said Sul-
the Board of Selectmen this ber of signatures would make livan. “An elected official was
week. it more difficult to begin a re- arrested and refused to re- Bachelors of
On Monday, selectmen call. sign.” Science in Animal Science
voted 2-1 to endorse Article The town clerk would Donato agreed, saying he Caring for Animals in Duxbury Since 1985
30, a proposal to add a recall then issue the recall petition felt the recall election could
petition to the town’s bylaws to blanks, which must be signed impede people from running
allow voters a way to rid them- by ten percent, or 1,094, of the for public office.
selves of an unwanted elected town’s registered voters and be “In viewing this, it’s obvi-
official by means of a special returned to the clerk within 30 ously something we don’t want
election. days. The town clerk must then used as a way to attack an in-
Selectmen Chairman Bet- certify that the signatures are dividual,” Donato said, adding
sy Sullivan and Selectman valid within five business days that he wondered if the recall
Chris Donato voted to support and notify selectmen, who will article was brought forward
Article 30. Selectman Jon Wit- alert the official in question because of him.
ten voted against the motion. about the recall petition. The “If it was specifically
However, he said he wanted official can then choose to re- meant for me, I’m not sure,”
residents to debate the merits sign immediately or face a re- Donato said.
of the proposal on Town Meet- call election to be held within He said that without a re-
ing floor. 90 days. call, Duxbury residents had the
“I’m not supportive of the The official under the re- option of waiting a year and
article but the voters should call petition can choose to then electing a different person
have a free shot at it,” said place himself on the ballot for who better represented their
Witten, who voted previously the election to succeed him- views on an issue.
to have selectmen bring the ar- self. If he is not recalled, he
ticle to the annual Town Meet- would continue to serve in his
ing March 13. office for the remainder of his
Last year, Standish Street term. If the recall election is
resident David Lowry present- successful, the official will be
ed the recall petition article to removed and the elected suc-
selectmen and asked them to cessor would hold the office
sponsor it and place it on the for the rest of the unexpired
warrant. Selectmen agreed and term. The recall petition can-
made a few changes to the ar- not be used against any official
ticle. who has been in office less than
Witten worried that adopt- six months, nor can it be filed
ing a recall option could be against an official who has six
misused and cause irreparable months or less to serve on his
harm to an individual and his term.
reputation. Sullivan said she had heard
“Image the damage that from many residents about the
could be done if this was recall article. Some were wor-
abused,” said Witten. ried that Duxbury currently has
He said he would feel more no recourse if it needs to re-
comfortable with the article if move an unfit elected official,
there was a higher level of dif- while others were concerned
ficulty to begin the recall pro- that the recall could be used as
cess. a threat or a public embarrass-
“The higher the bar, the ment.
more comfortable I am,” he Sullivan said that this was
said. possible because the article did
The article spells out the not list specific reasons for in-
entire recall process. To begin, stituting the recall. For exam-
a registered Duxbury voter ple, if an elected official was
must file an affidavit with the sentenced to jail time or just
town clerk listing the name of never showed up for meetings,

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The first annual Inter-
faith Council sponsored
event in recognition of Earth
Day and the first day of
spring will be held March 21 Offering courses to adults of all ages from
at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary at
First Parish Church. Duxbury and beyond!
Composer, guitarist and
singer/songwriter, Jim Scott
What classes would you like in the future?
will perform.
All proceeds from the
Come visit our table at Town Meeting
concert will assist in fund- Saturday, March 13 and fill out our L3 Survey
ing both the Council’s annu-
al Campership Program and or go online and complete the Survey at
the TLC Backpack Project.
All donations to the Council
go back to the community
100 percent. Council on Aging - Duxbury Senior Center
Advance tickets are
available at Westwinds 10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
Bookstore $8. Tickets will
also be available the day of 781-934-5774
the event for $10. Children’s
tickets are $5 at the door.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 27

Girl Scout news The greener

side of politics
Girl Scout Week: Girl Scout Sunday marked the begin-
ning of Girl Scout Week here in Duxbury and across the coun- Republicans from Dux-
try, celebrating 98 years of Girl Scouting. Juliette Low started bury along with the GOP will
the first troop in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 with a group of be hosting the first annual St.
girls in her Sunday School class. She modeled the program Paddy’s Day breakfast at the
after the programs being offered to boys and girls by Lord Scituate Country Club on
and Lady Baden Powell in England. While the program origi- March 14. The event will be
nally centered on skills such as sewing, cooking, reading and emceed by Fox News Corre-
some camping, today’s Girl Scouts have the opportunity to spondent and Scituate resident
explore interests in space exploration, auto mechanics, com- Joe Malone.  Boston’s witti-
est comedian, Steve Sweeney
puter technology, the law and money management, to name a will also be chiming in.  
few, all the while learning valuable leadership skills they can In attendance will beGu-
carry with them for the rest of their lives. Here in Duxbury bernatorial candidate Charlie
we have a total of 271 girls registered in Girl Scouts and 129 Baker and his running mate
adult members in grades kindergarten through grade 12. To Richard Tisei, State Senator
all of them we say “Happy Birthday!” Bob Hedlund, Congressio-
nal candidate Representative
Easter Bags: If you have not picked up your Easter bag Jeff Perry, Representative
kits for the Interfaith Council Service Project, please plan to Dan Webster, District Attor-
stop by and get them from Joan’s box. Remember, they are ney Tim Cruz, Sheriff Joseph
due at Holy Family on March 27-28. MacDonald, Congressional
TLC Backpacks: We are still hoping to have a few more candidate Don Hussey, and
Congressional candidate Ray
troops sign up for the TLC Backpack project. The Service
Kasperowicz. Please join the
Unit will pay for the backpack–your troop simply needs to towns of Cohasset, Duxbury,
provide the school supplies (we have a list) to go into it. Thus Hingham, Hull, Marshfield,
far we have six backpacks being donate--can we make it 10? Norwell, Scituate and Wey-
Let Joan know if your troop can help. mouth for an Irish breakfast
Troop Happenings: Big thanks to Lori Mullin for put- on March 14 at the Scituate
Country Club from 9:30-
ting together a terrific maple sugaring outing to the South 12:00. Cost will be $20. Con-
Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell for Daisy Scouts in tact Bill Harris at 781-934-
Troop 80464. The girls had a great time and earned their Use 8788 for any questions.
Resources Wisely petal.

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Seeking stories of Tarkiln

Did you attend school at Tarkiln? Then the Friends of
Tarkiln want to hear from you!
The Tarkiln School on Summer Street opened during the
Civil War Reconstruction era in 1871 and operated as a Dux-
bury school until 1950. Tarkiln’s two halls were the last of
Duxbury’s one-room schoolhouses to close. Tarkiln has been
part of the fabric of Duxbury for over 130 years.
Recently, the building has been closed and has been un- Another historic arrival
dergoing some needed upgrades. This summer, Tarkiln will
be returning as a meeting place for townsfolk once again. in the heart of Plymouth.
In celebration of Tarkiln’s partial restoration, we are Jordan Hospital is proud to welcome Drs. Claire Fung
reaching out to all alumni who attended school here. We want and Joe Barthold. Both are nationally recognized
to hear your recollections of your time at Tarkiln. radiation oncologists and have joined our multi-
We’d like to know the dates when you attended, what you disciplinary team of cancer specialists. At Jordan
learned, how you were taught, and the names of your class- Hospital we’ve brought together an experienced and
mates and teachers. We are also keen to hear your stories dedicated cancer team to provide you the care you
about what it was like to attend Tarkiln and we would love need—close to home.
to see your old photographs. We are composing a stories of CLAIRE FUNG, MD
Tarkiln history and photograph album. (All original photos Nations Top Doctors — 2006 to present

will be duplicated and returned.) JOSEPH BARTHOLD, MD

Pioneer in specialized prostate treatments
We also hope to see you at a multi-year school reunion at
Tarkiln later this year!
Please drop us a note at The Friends of Tarkiln, PO
Box 1296, Duxbury 02331 or e-mail your information to
28 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Mazing A Cappella: Skidmore,

Trinity, Northeastern and NYU

Mass Transit from NYU sing some of today’s biggest hits. David
Chang, Steve Estes, Jayson Smith, Steve LaMorte, Richie Barrella
and Jordan Jones-Resse. Paul Fortini was a student at NYU.

Members of the DHS Pac Men; Pat Dauwer, Billy Jewell, Mike Cheal, Roman Perry, Ryan Hendrickson
and Zach Zahnzinger.

Photos by Karen Wong

There was nearly a full house
of all ages at the PAC Saturday
night. There were tee-shirts and
refreshments for sale as well as
great music.

Kathy and Ken Fortini, the parents of DHS graduate Paul Fortini who
passed away in 2008, started a foundation to raise money that ben-
efits performing arts and artists in Duxbury.

The Skidmore Dynamics: Julia Flasphaler, Garett Weinstein, Brandon

The NYU Mass Transit a cappella group gets started with “Closer,” by NeYo. O’Sullivan, Eli Dreyfus, Alexander Greaves, Diego Reinero, Nicholas
Williams (DHS grad), Andrea Vince and soloist Kimberly Lai.

The Trinity Pipes sing a Coldplay song. Back row: Jake Miller, Seth
Hull, Griffin Keady (director) and Thomas Weir. Front row: Ashley
Ardinger, Cristen Koufakis, Kate Coughlin, Brooke Teittinen (Duxbury
Duxbury High School’s own Pac Men wow the crowd with “Stand By Me.” grad 2007), Sarah Millar, Portia Smith and soloist Nikki Carrido.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 29

High Honors
DHS Honor Roll Fall 2009
Ronne, Deanna Lynn Padula, Christina Grace Laputz, Amy Noelle Husted, Laura Naomi Chen, Kevin
Grade 12 Roveto, Matthew Hosom Payne, Zachary Tyler Maguire, Denis Tobin Hyland, Meaghan Jane Cobb, Lindsey Lee
Barletto, Renata Jean Sahlberg, Linnea Jean Pierce, Andrew Russell Martin, Allison Leah Ikeda, Ian Crawford Cooper, Sarah Elizabeth
Blanchard, Mary Katherine Shane, Emily Paige Piesco, Ryan Mark McCarthy, Siobhan Katherine Jacobson, Kenneth David Curley, Cavin Joseph
Burke, Caitlin Christian Stewart, Alexander Michael Porter, Catharine Lord McElduff, Kelly Marie Jacobson, Samuel Michael Dame, Kylie Caldwell
Cote, Marc Reno Stinebiser, Chloe Logan Reinhart, Samuel Austin McKinley, Jonathan Patrick Jamieson, Danielle Marie Davidson, Kelsey Theresa
Day, Stephen Nicolay Thompson, McKenzie Rae Richard, Kourtney Leigh McLaughlin, Laurie Jones, Kyle David Delagrange, Dean Matthew
Gibbs, Abigail Elizabeth Vicario, Kristina Louise Ryan, David Conroy Morrison, Ashley Elizabeth Jones, Sarah Anne Denelle, Daryl Hopkins
Guilfoile, Thomas William Wolff, Alyson Elizabeth Savard, Matthew Evan Murdock, Hannah Denly Juliano, Gerard Christopher DiMartinis, Peter Joseph
Hannon, Julia Evelyn Yanulis, Sarah Grace Schmitt, Julia Neave Nachmann, Joel Dexter Katz, Natalie Rebecca Doherty, Mary Catherine
Kelso, Grace Annabel Schneiderhan, Matthew James Norton, Maggie Basford Kelley, Michelle Elizabeth Domijan, Kathryn Elizabeth
LaTorre, Michael Edward Honor Roll Schroeder, Ryan Paul O’Day, Emily Metcalfe Koulopoulos, Michael William Dorn, Heather Ashley
Leonard, Julia Fulton Grade 12 Schupp, Alexis Renee Pasquale Monk, Julia Marie Lake, Michaela Colorinda Dwinell, Haley Rebecca
McLaughlin, Laura Jean Aldrich, Natalie Roveto Schwanke, Kayla Rose Phillips, Chandler Erin Levesque, Victoria Elizabeth duMont, Stephen Sanderson
Nelson, Erin Meredith Allen, Julia Marie Scorza, Matthew John Rana, Maheen Akbar Lewine, Benjamin Mark Ederle, Samuel Mara
Nelson, Meghan Elizabeth Antaya, Matthew Douglas Segalla, Emma Marie Reney, Meaghan Lougee, Marshall Gilman Edgar, Malcolm Hart
Nissi, Cassandra Mary Auda, Gregory Stephen Slechta, John Miller Robinson, Haley Lauren Lovett, Taylor Belanger Estey, James Isaac
Pattinson, Catherine Seward Bahr, Jenna Marie Smith, Heather Nancy Rodriguez, Chandler Quintin Lydon, Kellie Ann Federoff, Sarah Rose
Potash, Benjamin Richard Beattie, Samuel Tyroler Smith, Jillian Marie Rollock, Cassandra Lee Macaluso, Alexis Margaret Fiskio, Emma Marie
Ronne, Andria Jean Blout, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Madeline McIntosh Runci, Elizabeth Austin Marino, Jason Anthony Fontana, Alden Joseph
Simons, Michelle Elizabeth Bowen, Natalie Grace Soldi, Sarah Elizabeth Sahlberg, Brett Edward McClintock, Makai Adam Geary, John Joseph
Steele, Anne Marie Brady, Mark Joseph Strand, Christian Robert Shane, Allison Whitney McClure, Emily Ann Geiger, John Patrick
Brockwell, Daniel James Sullivan, Kaitlin Elizabeth Stoner, Rosemary Elizabeth Bartlett McGeady, Anna Colleen Gisholt Minard, Morgan Brittany
Grade 11 Brovitz, Sarah Catherine Sullivan, Michael Francis Sweeney, Patrick Edward McHugh, Kristin Mary Giumetti, Emily Grace
Betteridge, William Woodruff Buchanan, Kayla Maria Tarbox, Elise Marie Tillotson, Carly Rose McKinney, Colleen Elizabeth Griffin, Matthew Warren
Casey, Kevin Alan Buckley, Kaitlin Elizabeth Tenaglia, Peter Francis Tinkham, Nicholas Padula McLaughlin, Shannon Elizabeth Higgins, John Patrick
Cipolletti, Charlotte Anne Buonvicino, Cara Virginia Trevisani, Jaclyn Christine Tobias, Karli Nichole Meehan, Emily Mary Hofmaier, Madeline Grace
Feeney, Lauren Elizabeth Calabro, Christopher John Tucker, Caroline Welch Turner, John David Muller, Davis Timothy Hurvitz, Jonathan Reed
Kuckuk, Kevin Woodrow Cheney, Devin Thomas Turok, Kerry Siobhan Varano, Sara Morgan Murphy, John Southard Johnson, Colin Patrick
Mahony, Kevin Patrick Clark, Collin Webber Varonko, Maria Lorraine Walker, Casey Suzanne Murphy, Keelan Patrick Johnson, Eleanor May
Meehan, Brendan Gerard Cline, Nickolas Bailey Violandi, Alexandra Mari Walker, Torrence William Najarian, Alexandra Marguerite Jones, Amanda Elizabeth
Moore, Jennifer Irene Clough, Arielle Elizabeth Vuilleumier, Chandler Reid Walsh, Kristina Lynn North, Brendan John Juliano, Kelly Elizabeth
Nee, Julia Marisa Coghlan, Katelyn Ann Walter, Laura Kristen Willauer, Peter Gryska O’Keefe, Matthew Francis Kearney, Joseph Matthew
Reinhart, Casey Anne Colangelo, Sarah Graham Waltz, Austin Jay Williams, Jessica Diane O’Leary, Kara Kennedy Kennelly, Alexander Thomas
Riccio, Tessa Nicole Cornelius, Margaret Jean Wojciechowski, Lucas Roman Wong, Jacob Stephen Odier, Justine Monroe Kosharek, Robert Alloy
Shaughnessy, Alexandria Marie Cronin, Julie Lynn Woleyko, Victoria Delores Woomer, Meghan Marie Owen, Curtis Michael Lake, Anna Rose
Su, Barry Croteau, Connor Steven Woomer, Michael Roland Padula, Andrew Joseph Lannon, Micaela Rose
Crowley, Micaela Joy Zaverucha, Makar Ryan Grade 10 Peterson, Lily Susanne Lenhardt, Zachary John
Grade 10 Davidson, Brendan Tyler Acha, Gordon Mutah Pegheko Phinney, Caroline Anderson LoConte, Christopher John
Angell, Jason Philip Desmery, Virginia Claire Grade 11 Arana, Francesca Isabel Powers, Kelsey Ann Lougee, Victoria Dimond
Buckley, Erin Elizabeth DeVellis, Krista Averi Anderson, Bridget Anne Averna, Julia Hodgkinson Randall, Maxwell Scott Macaluso, Madeline Jeanne
Dennison, Catherine Bryce Devereaux, Monica Lee Andren, Kristofer Glynn Barrington, Mitchell Allen Riddle, Avery Elizabeth MacKinnon, Megan Hope
Hanrahan, Nicole Elizabeth Donovan, Laura Marie Bahr, Devan Virginia Barrington, Trevor John Rosenfeld, Olivia Ruth Mackin, Kelley Rose
Hansman, Emily Jean Drummy, Thomas Patrick Berry, Paige Nicole Benson, Hunter James Ruggles, Kelsey Christine MacLeod, Kyle Philip
Johnson, Robert Forrest Edgar, Duncan James Bone, Hilary Campbell Biagini, Nicholas Richard Scandone, Dayna May Mattes, James Elliott Lindsley
Jordan, Lindsay Catherine Ellis, Hannah Jessica Bray, Gregory Michael Bishop, Brooke Elizabeth Scanlan, Ryan Patrick McAdams, Mathew Doyle
Marino, Justin Anthony Fallon, Christine Elizabeth Brook, Emily Margaret Boyle, Robert Charles Scanlon, Sandra Jean McCarthy, Joseph Gerard
Muncey, Peter Naylor Files, Samuel William Brooks, Colleen Ruthann Buonagurio, Henry Ryan Schroeder, Benjamin Dargin McCarthy, Veronica Mikaela
Munson, Emilie Calvin Forlizzi, Cara Elizabeth Buonvicino, Nicholas Rocco Casey, Alena Joy Schupp, Sara Elizabeth McCourt, Ian Walter
O’Keefe, Connor Richard Goodless, Mark Christopher Lee Burr, Kasey Mareah Mutchler Cazeault, Elizabeth Marie Serres, Nora Rose McHugh, Daniel Paul
Powell, Wilson Hunt Gould, Morgan Murphy Childs, Corey James Chappuis, Ashleen Sharpe, Mackenzie Hewitt McPartlan, Michael John
Rourke, Timothy Edward Goyette, Christie Lynne Coyne, Joseph Allen Chatlin, Haley Erin Sheehan, Samantha Alyce McSherry, Caroline Kay
Therrien, Emma Rose Granger, Katherine Marie Cully, Greer Elizabeth Clark, Madeline Elizabeth Showstead, Steven Ronald Michelson, Alexandria Marie
Gregg, Kimberly Marion Cushing, Melissa Denise Clinton, Savannah Marie Smith, Linsin Ann Miller, Kayleigh Renee
Grade 9 Griffin, Kathryn Elaine Cusick, Jenna Lee Coakley, John Beatty Stillman, Gerry Murphy Murphy, Haley Lauren
Allen, Katherine Ann Grossman, Brian Patrick D’Amore, Michael Joseph Connolly, Brendan Christopher Su, Arthur Murphy, Hannah Marie
Balzotti, Christina Marie Haffey, Lila Claire Demos, Clark Michael Connolly, Katherine Maureen Sweeney, Katherine Mary Narlee, Henry Pearson
Blanchard, Thomas Paul Hemingway, David John DiPrima, Aidan Phillips Coonan, Andrew John Szulak, Kerri Farrell Norton, Katelyn McNeeley
Boothman, Callum Aiden Hendrickson, Ryan Jesse Dobens, Abigail Ann Craig, Zachary Wagner Taylor, Anna Rose Nutter, Kathryn Alexandra
Buell, Patrick John Hennessy, Kellie Ann Doherty, Kathleen Elizabeth Cushing, Ann Spirit Tougas, Samantha Nicole O’Connor, Brendan John
Butler, Greyson Murphy Hickey, Matthew John Donovan, Patrick Michael Daley, Cameron Steven Tower, Kelsea Grace O’Neal, Meghan Elizabeth
Caliendo, Drew Philip Holland, Toni Lee Dow, Wesley John Day, Dale Christopher VanUmmersen, Caroline Long Pimentel, Michael Joseph
Carpenter, Analee Jayne Holt, William Ross Dowd, Michaela Elizabeth Doherty, Christine Marie Vuilleumier, Kelton Gage Pollack, Shelby Marie
Coakley, Kevin Christopher Inglis, Connor William Draper, Cameron James Donovan, Mary Margaret Waltz, Brandon Victor Powers, Molly Coughlin
Connolly, Michael Charles Johnson, Kendall Ruth Dunn, Maggie McNamara Dowling, Kristofer Richard Watts, Alissa Marie Rader, Shelby Ayers
Conway, Madeline Newman Johnson, Meghan Lynn Dwinell, Hanna Meredith Doyle, Emily Grace Webber, Donde Lee Roy Rollock, Chelsae Lynne
Cook, Max Louis Jones, Caitlin Elizabeth Ellis, Abigail Grace Dudley, Amelia Lyn White, Kyli Metcalf Sarles, Thomas Peter
Crandon, Earl Nguyen-Rand Katz, Gabriella Theresa Errasti, Kayla Elizabeth Duffy, Erin Anne Williams, Derek Carlson Scholberg, Hanna Louise
Daly, Caitlin Elizabeth Kazanowski, Thomas Robert Fahy, Patrick Thomas Duffy, Laurel Elizabeth Williams, Gregory Jackson Schroeder, Emma Anne
Davis, Alenni Jane Kearney, Stephen Wallace Falcone, Kara Anne Ederle, William Gorman Woomer, Madeleine Anne Schromm, Winston Charles
Farquharson, Madeline Priscilla Kent, Brooke Ashlyn Farquharson, Emma Louise Fariello, Stephanie Robin Zahnzinger, Alexandra Shally, Samantha Jayde
Feeney, Lindsay Marie Kimball, Benjamin James Finn, Katherine Ross Farina, Allison Elizabeth Siciliano, Keenan William
Fitzgerald, Luke Volgenau Kimball, Christopher James Fiset, Daniel Patrick Farina, David Stephen Grade 9 Soldi, Thomas James
Gallagher, Erin Elizabeth Kosharek, Alexander Paul Fontana, Alicia Marie FitzGerald, Adam Russell Abbott, Matthew Bradford Sotir, Stephanie Nicole
Gibbs, Gabrielle Susan Kozmiski, Therese Marie Gallagher, Emily Kate Fitzpatrick, Sophia Rose Allen, Brendan Matthew Spellman, Samantha Maureen
Griffin, Christine Grant Lake, Darci Ann Garvey, Kirsten Dahlen Gaita, Jeffrey Michael Archambault, Kyle Robert Sullivan, Meghan Elizabeth
Guilfoile, Joseph Patrick Locke, Paige Elizabeth Gavin, Melissa Lynne Garran, Alejandra Ranjo Cowal Aylmer, Brittany Ann Swem, Madeleine Parrish
Kelly, Joseph Michael Lawless Lynch, Nicholas Alexander Gerraughty, Lorin Elizabeth Garrity, Aidan Martin Ball, John Robert Sylvester, Jillian Emma
Kite-Powell, Johannes Ludwig Mackin, Riley Elizabeth Goldberg, Sarah Jeanne Gavin, Timothy Edward Barker, Cayla Marie Tarbox, Evan James
Lampert, Sarah Leighton MacLennan, Kerri Rose Grady, Lauren Elizabeth Gearin, Patrick Daniel Barrett, Allison Mary Tinkham, Alexandra
Lawrence, Drew Fitzgerald Magnuson, Ashley Jenna Grant, Roger Ian Gino, Tucker Louis Beatson, Liam Robert Tokarski, Cameron Mark
Leaverton, Alexandra Elizabeth McCall, Taryn Stevens Haffey, Kane Bernard Glatthorn, Luke Benjamin Bentsen-Bush, Alexandra Ann Tonaszuck, Stephen David
Lloyd, Carson Channing McDermott, Marley Branin Hanlon, Sarah Elizabeth Graham, Molly Kathleen Bittrich, Caroline Marie Tower, Madison Rose
Lynch, Brianna Ashley McElduff, Justin Alexander Harasimowicz, Brett Mason Greenwood, Kara Marie Bosworth, Lindsay Hope Triebel, William Anthony
MacLennan, Patrick Ryan McWilliams, Patrick Michael Haynes, Meghan Elizabeth Guilfoile, John Michael Bouchie, Stephen Michael Walker, Mckenzie Lynn
McLaughlin, Hannah Louise Mechak, Lauren Elizabeth Hickey, Margaret Mae Hagan, Matthew Christopher Brady, Patrick John Ward, George Henry
Murphy, Ryan Patrick Merlin, Emily Catherine Hill, Carlie Leah Harrison, Timothy John Brennan, Claire McGovern Weiss, Julianne Gwynne
Mutkoski, Emily Anne Miller, Patrick Lane Hutchinson, Emily Jean Hart, Russell Thomas Brewer, Rose Molly Weld, William George
Nee, Laura Michelle Mulrenin, Rachel Colley Jewell, William Robert Hartford, Hannah Elizabeth Butcher, Georgia Baldwin Wilson, Ian MacDonald
North, Michela Jane O’Brien, Hunter Fenton Kornberg, Dylan Eliot Haynes, David Frederick Campbell, Carlon Elizabeth Wojciechowski, Emilia Ona
Palfrey, Alexander Gorham O’Donovan, Lance Ryan Kracov, Michael Robert Hickey, Caroline Grace Carpenter, Alyssa Anne Wooley, Rachel Elizabeth
Phelan, Hana Lea O’Neal, Gregory Matthew Krall, George Stephan Homan, Colby Peter Casey, Sean Michael
Puopolo, Michelle Marjorie O’Toole, Elisabeth Anne Kravitz, Leyla Gail Horton, Emily Jane Chandler, James Robert
30 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Duxbury School Calendar

Thursday March 11
Alden PTA meeting 2 p.m.
Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader? 6:30 PAC

March 16
Parent night, 5th and 6th Grade 6:30 p.m. DMS auditorium Send School news & Photos to
Supt. search focus group (sign up by March 12)
the Deadline is Monday at noon.
Friday March 19
Deadline for science fair
Alden and Chandler report cards issued

Monday March 22
Kindergarten registration packet pickup 9:15 a.m.-12 noon
Chandler School Council meeting 4 p.m.
DHS PTO meeting 7 p.m. DHS library

Tuesday March 23
Kindergarten registration packet pickup 9:15 a.m.-12 noon

Wednesday, March 24
Incoming Kindergarten parent orientation night 7 p.m. Chandler caf-

School Lunch Menu

Week of March 15-19
Monday: Max pizza sticks with dipping
sauce, peas and carrots, pears, juice.
Tuesday: White meat chicken quesadilla,
spicy curley fries, carrots, pineapples, fruit
Wednesday: Chicken filet on a roll, pasta sal-
ad, carrot and celery sticks, peaches, cookie,
Thursday: Twin soft shell tacos, all the fixin’s,
corn, pineapples, juice.
Friday: Sal’s pizza cheese slice, garden salad, Congratulations to these four Duxbury High School students who were selected to perform at the 2010
assorted fruit, lemonade. All-State Music Festival at Symphony Hall in Boston on March 20th. From left to right: Phil Della Noce,
senior –Chamber Singers/Chorus; Nora Serres, sophomore –Wind Ensemble; Connor Inglis, senior –Wind
All lunches served with choice of milk. Ensemble; Alex Kosharek, senior –Wind Ensemble.
Daily lunch option: Sandwich, salad, pizza, all served with veggie, fruit
and milk.
Duxbury t-shirts on sale Chandler Beach Blast
Take a break from the
DMS Baseball is in the air and To order now, fill out a cold and head for the beach
Monday: Crispy or spicy chicken patty, pasta salad, corn, red and green that means Duxbury t-shirts form and mail it to Peggy Dick- – Chandler Beach! On March
apples, juice. are available to start off the inson at 8 Meadow Lane by 12, the Chandler Elementary
Tuesday: Mozzarella sticks with dipping sauce, garden salad, canta- season right! All profits go di- March 27. Forms are located School gym will be trans-
loupe slice, grape juice. rectly to the PAC to purchase at the PAC, Duxbury Student formed into a winter oasis.
audio equipment. There are Union and in the main offices There will be games, crafts,
Wednesday: Nuggets, smiley fries, veggie tray with cheddar cheese new spring colors – pink and at Alden, DMS and Chandler
cubes, green Jello with topping, juice. popcorn, a raffle, an inflat-
green – sure to satisfy every schools. Please include all in- able obstacle course and
Thursday: Soft shell taco, lettuce and tomato, green beans, salsa, grape fashionista. formation so we can reach you tons of fun! The beach blast
juice. Place your order by March for delivery. Long sleeve and will be from 6-8 p.m. Please
Friday: Pizza, cheese or pepperoni, Caesar salad, fresh fruit, O.J. 27 for spring pick up. Show tie dye shirts are $20 and short email Christine Sovik if you
All lunches served with choice of milk. your Duxbury spirit at sport- sleeve shirts are $15. Make have any questions, csovik@
ing events or buy now for our checks payable to the Duxbury The cost is $6 in
Daily lunch options: Monday, turkey cheese and bacon, or bagel lunch, annual July 4th celebration. PAC. Any questions, please
Tuesday, meatball sub or peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, Wednes- advance or $7 at door, with
day, bagel lunch or ham and cheese lunch, Thursday, pizza or peanut Samples are hanging up in contact Peggy Dickinson at a $20 maximum per family.
butter and jelly Uncrustable, Friday, tuna sandwich. All with salad, juice, the PAC and are also located or Elena Financial assistance is avail-
vegetable, and milk. in the glass display case in the Zongrone at ezongrone@com- able, if needed. Hosted by the
Alden lobby. Chandler PTA.
Monday: Crispy or spicy chicken patty on a roll, Cape Cod chips, pickle Early childhood fair at Chandler Are you smarter
spear, juice. Parents with young chil- for hands on participation. Ma-
Tuesday: Mozzarella sticks with dipping sauce, green beans, orange dren are invited to attend the masteph will perform at 11:30 than a fifth grader?
smiles, juice. Duxbury Early Childhood a.m. to wrap up the fair. Please
Fair, highlighting develop- enter through the back of the Cheer on the fifth graders
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potato, corn, tossed salad,
mentally appropriate games building. Parents, childcare as they match wits with local
peaches, juice.
and activities for young chil- providers, the Public Schools, community members, includ-
Thursday: Sal’s cheese or pepperoni pizza, Caesar salad, sweet peas, dren, on Saturday, March 27 Child Care Resource Center, ing the: “Kicks & Sticks,” “Dux
peaches, juice.
from 10 a.m.-12 noon. There and community members are Docs,” “Food for Thought,”
Friday: Pasta bar, green beans, dinner roll with Balance cup, pears, is no cost to attend. Activities invited. Call Kathleen Nee- ”Coaches,” ”OFD-Originally
juice. include face painting, crafts, del at 781-582-9518 or e-mail From Duxbury” and more on
All lunches served with choice of milk. games, and an opportunity Kmaney-Needel@Duxbury. Thursday, March 11, starting
to visit a Kindergarten class- with any questions. at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing
Daily lunch options: Monday, Ham and cheese on a bulkie or salad with
room, and lots of opportunities Arts Center.
tuna, Tuesday, BLT or Bagel, Wednesday, Turkey and cheese or pizza Tickets available in the Al-
with salad, Thursday, Chicken wrap or meatball sub, Friday, Tuna sand-
wich or PB&J with salad. All served with milk and juice.
den School office, at Westwinds
Chandler book fair Bookshop and (if still available)
at the door. Don’t wait - last
Chandler Join us Wednesday, March Westwinds and Once Upon A year’s event sold out. Ticket
Monday: Chicken patty on a roll, mashed potato, steamed broccoli, 24 and Thursday, March 25 Time. Bring your children by prices are $10 per adult, $5 per
applesauce, juice. for the spring book fair at to select books for the Super child (in advance) or $12 per
Chandler School. Books will Reader Challenge – we have adult, $7 per child at the door.
Tuesday: Pasta with butter or sauce, Caesar salad, breadstick, green
Jello with topping, juice. be set up inside the main en- asked for a selection of non- The fundraiser is sponsored by
trance from 12–4 p.m. each fiction and poetry books. the Alden PTA. For ticket infor-
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, Irish Eyes are smiley fries, carrot and day. All proceeds will benefit If you have any ques- mation e-mail Kellie Bresnehan
celery sticks with dip, peaches, sherbet treat. Chandler School. tions, e-mail Jessica Erickson at For
Thursday: Nachos, nachos, nachos, seasoned beef, golden corn, gar- New this year, stop by at jessicaerickson@signson- more information e-mail Peggy
den salad, salsa, pears, juice. the fair to enter your name or Sheila Gambino Dickinson at ndbigtree@aol.
Friday: Sal’s cheese or pepperoni pizza, veggie tray with cheddar, pud- in the drawing for a chance at com or Karen Bolduc at kg-
ding with topping, juice. to win gift certificates to
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 31

Duxbury police log Everyone is invited to

Thursday Feb. 25
9:00 a.m. Caller reports identity
Wednesday March 3
10:12 a.m. Motor vehicle crash
on Route 3 North between exits
10 and 11. Vehicle in the woods.
9:41 p.m. Disabled motor vehi- at the DBA’s Selectmen Candidates Debate
One party transported to Jordan
cle in area of bridge on Marshall Hospital.
Street. AAA en route. 2:33 a.m. Caller on Bay Road
Monday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
requested evaluation. Ambulance 10:05 p.m. Sergeant requested Duxbury Bay Maritime School
10:02 p.m. Tree across road on DPW for slippery road conditions
Washington Street. DPW noti- transported one to Jordan Hospi- 457 Washington Street, Duxbury
tal. on West Street.
1:25 p.m. Dead deer in rear of 9:42 p.m. Caller on Wellington
yard on Washington Street. Ani- Lane requested help with daugh-
Friday Feb. 26 ter. Transported to Jordan Hos-
12:30 a.m. Caller on Blodgett mal control notified. EVYCVSZCVTJOFTTBTTPDJBUJPODPN
Avenue reports erratic heart rate. 4:37 p.m. Party in station re-
One transported to Jordan Hospi- quested well being check on party
tal. possibly sleeping in motor vehi-
4:52 a.m. Tree limb in road on cle. Officer reports all okay.
Alden Street. Tree dept. notified. 9:33 p.m. Caller reports motor
4:53 a.m. Tree limb in road on vehicle accident hit and run on
Vine and Chandler Streets. Tree Washington Street.
dept. notified. 9:48 p.m. Caller reports suspi-
7:50 a.m. Motor vehicle stop cious party sitting in motor ve-
on St. George Street. One male hicle at high school lot.
arrested and charged with operat-
ing with a suspended license and Monday March 1
number plate violation to conceal 4:40 a.m. N-Star reports tree on
ID. wires on Buckboard Road. Tree
12:31 p.m. Caller reports break- dept. notified.
ing and entering of home on 8:36 a.m. Caller on Tussock
Tremont Street. Brook Rd. reports loud noises
4:36 p.m. Raccoon trying to heard in area for last 20 minutes.
get into home on Temple Street. Officer reports plow trucks in
Animal control officer unable to area.
respond. Police officer had to 10:21 a.m. Caller on Washington
put the animal down. ACO to re- Street reports squirrel in house.
move. Animal control notified.
7:39 p.m. Caller on Old Farm
Road reports teenagers drinking Tuesday March 2
in vehicle. Area search negative.
7:08 a.m. Arrest warrant served
on Congress Street. One male
Saturday Feb. 27 charged with indecent assault and
12:22 p.m. Motor vehicle acci- battery on a person 14 and over,
dent on the corner of Cross Street and accosting or annoying a per-
and Summer Street. No injuries. son of the opposite sex.
7:12 p.m. 911 caller reports 12:10 p.m. Animal control of-
speeding motor vehicle almost hit ficer requested officer assistance
son on Washington Street. Caller with raccoon on Tremont Street.
claims to know operator. 3:01 p.m. State Police requested
fire dept. assistance with three ve-
Sunday Feb. 28 hicle accident on Route 3 north-
12:52 a.m. Suspicious activity bound prior to Exit 12. No trans-
reported on Washington Street. port necessary.
Light on inside summer cottage. 5:47 p.m. Motorist on Con-
1:47 a.m. Motor vehicle ac- gress Street requests medical as-
cident with property damage on sistance. Ambulance transported
Cross Street. one to Jordan Hospital.

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have been knocked out of the night’s 4-3 loss to defending state champion Fontbonne Academy.
tournament by the defending
Photos by Mike Halloran
Division II State champs, al- Dragons in the first minute for a 1-0 lead. locker room trailing 1-0.
though they had every oppor- of play when she fired from Midway through the first The penalty-killing unit 1BVM#SPHOB 1&
tunity to send the Ducks pack- point blank range on Duxbury period, Duxbury seemed to was on the ice again just two 
ing. goaltender Julia Hannon, who come alive, as the line of Bri- minutes into the second peri-
While Coach Friend turned the shot away. ana Connolly, Lily Connolly, od, as Lily Connolly went off
Weiler will be seeing missed It only took Shepherd a and Hannah Murphy buzzed for hooking; a timely penalty
chances in his sleep he’ll also couple more minutes to inflict the Fontbonne net, picking up as Hannon was playing with-
be dreaming about his team’s some pain, as the Ducks went the pace and putting the pres- out a stick.
future prospects, which appear on the power play just four sure on the champ’s defense. Hannon made another
bright with a roster that is los- minutes into the game. It was a little more than the tough save as the penalty end-
ing only six seniors. “Obviously you have to Ducks could handle, as Paige ed, and a minute later faced
It was a huge game for shut down a girl like that. She Frabotti-Merlino went to the Shepherd, who was bearing in
Duxbury, coming off a 7-2 is phenomenal,” said Weiler. penalty box with 4:14 remain- from the right wing and fired a
thrashing of Wellesley on “We tried to contain here and ing in the first period, followed shot over the Duxbury net.
Wednesday night with the in- I thought we did a pretty good a minute later by a penalty to The tide began to turn in
tention of knocking off the job of that, but she did squeeze Bridget O’Brien that had Dux- Duxbury’s favor, as Molly
second seed. free a couple of times.” bury in a 5-on-3 situation for O’Sullivan and Mary Marga-
While the desire to prove Seemingly having control 27 seconds. ret Donovan put some heavy
they were up to the task was of the puck in their own end, The Lady Dragons could pressure on the Fontbonne de-
certainly there, it took a few the Lady Dragons could not do little with their advantage, fense for close to a minute.
minutes to get rid of the but- clear the zone when senior and almost watched it backfire Less than two minutes
terflies after the opening face- defenseman Liz Macauley when Hannon was forced to later, Murphy had Duxbury’s
off. stepped in front of the clearing make a breakaway save when best scoring chance of the
Taking care of Fontbonne attempt and fired on Hannon, the second penalty expired. game when she one-timed a
star Taylor Shepherd was defi- only to see Shepherd pick up She was called for tripping, pass from Briana Connolly that
nitely a priority, yet the junior the loose rebound and put it but her teammates killed off ALAN HURLEY
winger almost burned the Lady past the Duxbury netminder the penalty and went to the continued one page 4
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Religious Send church listings to
Monday March 15
Introductory class on voice-overs.

or fax to 781-934-5917. Professional voice-over artist and
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Pastor Jamie Cotelleso, Worship Leader
Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.;
a l e n d ar wo r k u rs e s,
nursery and children’s programs
during worship time. Sunday
C ,
and v dance s
p l ays h o p s, Tuesday March 16
school classes, children through March After School Movie. Will all
adult, immediately following a.m. Holy Eucharist (with choir o pp o r o l u n te e r the wishes of the town of Black Falls
t uni t come true when a magic wishing rock
morning worship; 5:30 p.m. and hymns.) Sunday school ie s ! falls from the sky? Find out at the after
junior and senior high youth K-12 during 10 a.m. service.
school movie from 2:15-3:45 p.m. in
groups with Youth Pastor Brent Childcare provided at 10 a.m. the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free
Van Wyk; 6 p.m. devotion and service. Wednesday: Men’s Library. Children in grade 3 and under
r i te ms by
prayer time. Awana Clubs for Bible Study 6:30 a.m., Coffee must be accompanied by an adult.
kids every Wednesday night and conversation 9 a.m., Holy c a le n d a Registration is currently underway
from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for preschool Eucharist with healing 10 a.m., Se nd o e ve n t s@ by phone, 781-934-2721, x115, in
through the sixth grade. Adult Ed 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., F r id a y t
Children’s choir rehearsal 6
no on s s .c om .
person at the children’s reference
desk, or online at duxburyfreelibrary.
Holy Family Church p.m., Youth choir rehearsal at c l i pp e r p re ce available basis. a org, click on calendar. Participants
7 p.m. Thursday: Adult Choir ish ed on a sp
ems a re publ erci a l Dux bu ry-b ase d
even ts . may bring snacks.
it rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday: AA C a le n da r
is fo r n on-c Cooking with Emil Lundin. Meets
Rev. Bryan Parrish meeting at 7 p.m. Preference
Rev. Seán Maher from 1-3 p.m. on the first and third
781-934-5055 Tuesday of each month at the
Weekend Mass: Saturday, First Parish Church Senior Center. Cost $15 per person.
5 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m., 8:30 Menus vary. Proper plating, kitchen
Learn to Skate Sessions. Learn to equipment, entertaining ideas. For
a.m. (family Mass), 10 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. Babysitting available
Rev. Catherine Cullen
Thursday March 11 Skate with Pilgrim Skating Club at registration, call Linda at 781-934-
Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke. 5774 x112.
at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Daily Mass The office is open from 9 Are you Smarter than a Fifth
Grader. 6:30 p.m. in the PAC. Sign up for Saturday group lessons
during Lent, Monday through a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Senior Knitwits. Every Tuesday at 3 p.m
Tickets available in the Alden School from 12:30-1:30 p.m. starting March
Friday, 7 and 9 a.m., Saturday, choir rehearsal at 9:15 a.m., Ju- 13 through April 17, six week session in the Duxbury Free Library Young
8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed nior choir rehearsal at 9:30 a.m., office, at Westwinds Bookstore and Adult Lounge. Teen crafting group
(if still available) at the door. Don’t for $105 per skater (with an additional
after daily Mass. Adoration of Worship Service and Church $12 annual registration fee for new meets to knit, create decorative
the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays school at 10:30 a.m. and Bud- wait, last year’s event sold out! posters for YA lounge and talk.
Ticket prices are $10 per adult, $5 students). For more information,
after 9 a.m. Mass during Lent. dhist Meditation at 7 p.m. Bells visit or call
per child in advance or $12 per adult,
Daytime bible study, Thursdays meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and PSC at 781-294-7575.
at 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer Recorders at 8:30 p.m. Book
$7 per child at the door. For more
information, contact Peggy Dickinson
Wednesday March 17
group Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. group meets Thursdays at 9 a.m. Crease Club Fundraiser. Open to
at and Karen all DHS boys lacrosse parents, this Gallery Talk. The Art Complex
Men’s prayer group Fridays at Sewing group meets Thursdays Bolduc at seasonal kick-off party will be held Museum’s first gallery talk of the
6:45 a.m. Living through Loss at 10 a.m. Memorial Service for year is scheduled for Wednesday,
support group, Thursdays at 7:30 David Cutler, March 13, 5 p.m. VA Aid and Attendance Pension at the home of Steve and Carolyn
Ricciardi, 111 Brick Hill Lane, at March 17, at 11 a.m. when Sculptor
p.m. in Feb. and March. Recon- “Meetings at the Moon,” March Workshop. Bayada Nurses is hosting Jessica Straus, who is currently on
15, 7-8:30 p.m. a workshop on VA benefits at 9:30 6:30 p.m. This party is a great way
ciliation during Lent, Wednes- exhibit, will discuss her work. The
a.m. The event will take place at the to meet the coaches and other parents
days, 6:30-8 p.m. March 23, involved in the program. $40 per program is free with pre-registration,
Interfaith Understanding, Bud- Duxbury Council on Aging, located required at 781-934-6634, x15.
dhism, at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Church of at 10 Mayflower St. The workshop person. RSVP to susan.zav@verizon.
net. Bring your check the night of
is free and open to the public. Please Learn to Skate Sessions. Learn to
the Nazarene call 508-830-0999 to register and if the event/or mail it to P.O. Box 2681 Skate with Pilgrim Skating Club at
Pilgrim Church Rev. David Troxler you know someone else who could Duxbury, MA 02331. Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke.
781-585-3419 benefit from this information, please Sign up for Wednesday group lessons
Sunday worship, 11 a.m. bring him or her along. If you are from 5:30-6:20 p.m. through April 17
Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor
Rev. Eloise Parks, Associate Pastor Nursery is provided for all ser- unable to attend the workshop, please Sunday March 14 for $105 per skater (with an additional
781-934-6591 vices. Sunday school meets visit for more The Greener Side of Politics. $12 annual registration fee for new
Sunday morning from 9 to 10:45 information. Republicans from Duxbury along students). For more information,
Sunday Worship Service at
10 a.m. Church office hours, a.m. Wednesdays, Sacred Youth with the GOP8 will be hosting the visit or call
Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tues- Ministry at the teen center at 6:30 first annual St. Paddy’s Day breakfast PSC at 781-294-7575.
day-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. p.m. Men’s Bible Study is held Friday March 12 at the Scituate Country Club on Theatre auditions. Plymouth
Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Women’s Beach Blast 2010. Take a break March 14 from 9:30 a.m-12 noon. Community Theatre and the
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Bible Study, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. from the cold and head for Chandler In attendance will be Gubernatorial Massasoit Theatre Company
March 14, church choirs concert DivorceCare and DivorceCare Beach. From 6-8 p.m., Chandler candidate Charlie Baker and his will hold auditions for their third
and pot luck, 4 p.m.Wednesday, for Kids, Thursdays from 6:30- gym will be transformed into a running mate Richard Tisei, State annual “Shakespeare on the Rock”
March 17, Lenten Taize Service 8:30 p.m. Mar. 17, Soup and the winter oasis. There will be games, Senator Bob Hedlund, and many production, “A Midsummer Night’s
at7 p.m. Word at 6 p.m. March 28, “Bow crafts, popcorn, a raffle, an inflatable others. Cost will be $20. Contact Dream” on Wednesday, March 17,
the Knee” musical at 7 p.m. obstacle course and more. Hosted by Bill Harris at 781-934-8788 with any beginning at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth
the Chandler PTA. questions. Center for the Arts, 11 North St. in
United Methodist First Church of Rotary Club Auction. The Rotary Sunday Salon Series. The Duxbury Plymouth. Show dates will be in
late July/early August. Actors should
Church Christ, Scientist Club of Plymouth will hold its Annual Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop
present literary star, David Ebershoff prepare a two minute Shakespearean Auction March 12-14. The event monologue and may be asked to
781-934-6434 is carried by PAC TV on Comcast at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry
Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak Room. Ebershoff will present the read from the script. To schedule an
781-585-9863 Sunday worship service and and Verizon in Plymouth, Kingston, audition appointment, contact Mark
Sunday School for K-12, 10:30 Carver, Duxbury and Marshfield. All international blockbuster, “The 19th
Office hours are Monday- Wife.” Free tickets will be required Rocheteau at 508-958-9226.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Mid-week testimony meet- proceeds go to local charities and
groups supported by Rotary. for admission and are available at the South
p.m. Sunday worship service ing on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Concert Conversation.
library and bookshop. Books will be Shore Conservatory presents
and Sunday school, 10 a.m., fol- Christian Science Reading Room available for purchase and signing.
open to all, 15 Standish St. Halls Concert Conversation with Steven
lowed by fellowship, adult choir
rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee Corner, Tuesday through Satur- Saturday March 13 For more information about this
program and other upcoming events,
Karidoyanes, music director of the
day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christian Sci- Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra,
hour following. Third Friday of Youth Baseball leveling day. call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 7 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the
each month we serve dinner at ence Sentinel Radio on WATD Duxbury Youth Baseball will hold a or visit and
95.9 FM Sunday mornings at 7 Arts. Tickets are $10 per person,
Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. mandatory leveling day for all kids follow the Program Notes Link. available online or at the door. For
Last Wednesday of the month is a.m. registered to play in either the AAA
Second Sunday Series - decorate a more information call 781-934-2731
ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. (9-10 year olds/grades three and four) x11 or visit us online at sscmusic.
or Majors (11-12 year olds/grades kite. The Art Complex’s final program
Journey five and six) leagues at the Duxbury in the series is scheduled from 1:30- org.
St. John the Community of Faith High School Gymnasium. All kids 3:30 p.m. and will offer children
and adults, alike, the opportunity to
Evangelist Episcopal
registered to play in these leagues
are required to attend, regardless decorate a kite. The program is free Thursday March 18
with pre-registration, required at 781-
Church Rev. David Woods
of whether they have previously
played in these leagues. All players 934-6634, x15.
Republican Town Committee.
The Duxbury Republican Town Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center will be placed on a team. More Committee will hold a meeting at the
781-934-6523 at Miramar. Haiti Mission presen- information may be found on the Cornerstone Lodge at 7 p.m. (Note
Sunday services: 8 a.m. tation, Sunday, March 21, during Duxbury Youth Baseball Web site, date change) All local Republicans are
Holy Eucharist (said) and 10 the morning service at 10 a.m. welcome to attend. Visit duxburygop.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 3

Question of the Week by Sarie Booy

Fish? Meat? Vegetables? What is your favorite?

Meat! Because it satisfies me Meat! I don’t like fish. I eat all three. Equally! Vegetarian! I’m not a big meat I only eat chicken, meat or fish
the most. Michelle Shea eater and I’m not wild about fish that is environmentally correct
Matt Koenig
Kealan Reddy Depot Street Keene Street either! to eat. 
Winthrop Avenue  Erin Duggan Judi Vose
Winthrop Avenue Powder Point Aveue

org for more information about and Friends, Raising Their Voices Irish night fundraiser. A Night it’s own Bar Mitzvah on April 24 at 10 2010 Winter Temporary Exhibition.
special guests as they are confirmed. in Song,” a benefit concert for the of Dance and Music to benefit a.m. Service and reception featuring Pilgrim Hall Museum presents
RSVP to people of Haiti, will be held at 3 p.m. R&R Day Retreats for underserved the Jewish rock band of Jon Nelson, “Plymouth Landscapes: Then and
on Sunday, March 21 at First Parish women will be held March 28 from Yom Hadash. For more information, Now,” a photo exhibit, open now
Northern Uganda Village Church Unitarian Universalist at 6-11 p.m. at Beal House, 222 Main e-mail, visit through April 30.
Rebuilding Project. Come hear 223 Main St. Kingston. Tickets are Street, Kingston. Features Dale and, or call 781-
Jackie Okanga speak about helping $25 at the door, or $20 by advance the Duds, Irish step dancing, beer, 582-2700. The Friends of the Library’s
Ugandans return home and rebuild reservation by calling 781-585-3051. wine, soda and snacks, silent auction Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends of
their devastated villages. At First A reception will immediately follow and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $13 in the Library offers gently used books,
Parish Church-UU at 7 p.m. at the Beal House, across the street advance or $15 at the door (includes
one drink). Call 508-947-2750 or
Ongoing CDs and DVDs for as little as 50
cents. The Friends’ Book Store is
from the church.
visit for more Art classes. Openings remain at located across from the circulation
Friday March 19 PCT Auditions for “The information. the Art Complex Museum in Basic
Portrait Oil Painting for beginner to
desk and is filled with a wide selection
of interesting materials for all ages.
Fantasticks.” Auditions will be
Footprints scavenger hunt. held at the Plymouth Center for Beauty for Borders. A night of intermediate with nationally known Magazines are available as well and
Footprints, a youth ministry for the Arts, 11 North St. in Plymouth fashion and fun, Friday, March 26 artist Laura Tryon Jennings which are always free.
third, fourth and fifth graders, will be on Sunday March 21 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Jone’s River Trading will be offered for six weeks on
hosting a scavenger hunt from 6:30- Monday March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Kingston. Island Creek Oysters, Wednesdays, March 10 to April 14, Get Fit at the Duxbury Senior
8:00 p.m. in the Holy Family parish open bar, fashion show, give-aways from 4– 6:30 p.m. The classes will Center. A series of four week Gentle
Auditions are by appointment only. Yoga sessions on Thursday evening
center. Entrance fee is a canned good Show dates are June 4-6 and 11- and on-site shopping. Tickets are $40 be taught in a relaxed encouraging
per person and on sale at Foodie’s or environment with individual attention. with Claire from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The
to benefit the Inter-faith Council’s 13. Actors should prepare a one All proceeds The cost is $165 with all supplies cost for four weeks is $27 payable to
Easter baskets. E-mail registration to two minute monologue, 32 bars the Town of Duxbury. The program
to Emily at kyriakides@comcast. of a song from the show (or in the benefit Children without Borders. provided. Call 781-934-6634.
will continue on an ongoing basis.
net. If interested in volunteering style of the show) and may also be Antique Show. The 29th Annual Also, two Zumba classes with Paddi
with Footprints, E-mail Leslie at Exhibit of Duxbury Artists. The
asked to read from the script. To Duxbury Spring Antique Show will artwork of Duxbury artists Ruth Donato are offered on Thursday Donations schedule an appointment, contact be held at Duxbury High School on morning at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday
of water and desserts are greatly Jensen and Patricia Flaherty will
Jessica Wilson at 508-517-1992 or Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. be featured in a spring art exhibit at 12:15 p.m. for one hour for $5 per
appreciated. plymouthcommunitytheatre@gmail. and Sunday, March 28, 11 a.m. to class. Call Linda with any questions
sponsored by Vantage Point Realty.
com. 4 p.m. Admission price is $7 or $6 Their watercolors and pastels will be or to register at 781-934-5774, x103.
with a card available at many local on display from March 15 to May 15
Saturday March 20 Bay Players auditions for “Our
Town.” Auditions are being held at
businesses. Appraisals will be offered at the Vantage Point office at 22 Depot Artist exhibition. The Helen
Bumpus Gallery will be hosting an
on Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 per St. during regular office hours.
DSU Adult Event. Chillax to the Zone Theater 822 Webster St., item or three for $10. Please contact exhibit entitled “Classical Paintings”
the Max at the Duxbury Student Marshfield on Sunday, March 21 at Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111 or Book a Librarian. The Duxbury by Vincent LoPiccolo during the
Union Adult After Hours annual 1p.m. and Monday, March 22 at 7:30 visit for more Free Library reference department months of March and April. The
fundraiser evening from 7:30-11 p.m. p.m. with the production going up the information. is offering 30 minute one-on-one Helen Bumpus Gallery is located on
Friends, family members, neighbors, last two weekends in June 2010. For sessions to assist patrons in using the main level of the Duxbury Free
supporters, all welcome. Tickets $25 more info, call 339-793-1027 or go to Congregation Shirat Hayam computers. Sessions will be tailor Library, 77 Alden St. The exhibit
or $30 at the door. to celebrate Bar Mitzvah. made to address individual needs. may be viewed during regular library
Congregation Shirat Hayam is now Call 781-934-2721 x100 to book a hours.
Film showing. Films of the Israeli 13 years old and will be celebrating Librarian.
occupation will be shown in the
Duxbury Library March 20 and 27 at Upcoming
3:30 p.m. in the Setter Room. Film showing. Films of the Israeli
The 6th Annual All-Sports Tag Sale
occupation will be shown in the
Artists reception. Celebrate the Duxbury Library March 20 and 27 at
first day of spring with the artists 3:30 p.m. in the Setter Room. pring cleaning out any old sporting
Ruth Jensen and Patricia Flaherty gear? Please consider donating to the
at a reception held at 22 Depot St., Interfaith Understanding. Buddhism All-Sports Tag Sale. Like last year,
from 2 to 4 p.m. for the opening of will be the fourth topic to be discussed the sale will be for any and all types of equip-
their exhibit at Vantage Point Realty. at the Interfaith Understanding Series
Complimentary refreshments will be which continues on Tuesday, March ment and gently-used clothing: lacrosse, hock-
served. The artists plan to donate 50 23 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center of ey, baseball and softball as well as snowboard-
percent of the proceeds from artwork Holy Family Church. ing, skiing gear and jackets, bikes, lifejackets,
sold during the exhibit to Doctors etc. Lots of people donate a bike and then buy a
Without Borders. Beach Reservation Meeting. The
Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. is new one. This year’s sale is on Saturday, April
holding a meeting of its directors and 10 at the Duxbury Senior Center with all pro-
trustees on Wednesday, March 24, at ceeds going to Crossroads for Kids.
Sunday March 21 the Duxbury Senior Center, 7 p.m., Please start checking your closets and ga-
Duxbury Interfaith Council for a presentation by the USDA-Aphis rages now for used equipment that you would
Spring Concert. The first annual Wildlife Services on plover predation, like to donate and call Selden Tearse at 781-
Interfaith Council sponsored event a problem that has confronted the
Reservation in recent years. The 934-5452 with any questions. Drop-off will be
in recognition of Earth Day and the at the Senior Center parking lot on Thursday,
first day of Spring will be held March public is invited.
21 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary at First April 8th from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and Friday, April
Blooms at the Complex. This 9 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. You can bring bikes the
Parish Church, Duxbury. Advance Duxbury Community Garden Club’s
tickets are available at Westwinds upcoming event at the Art Complex morning of the sale if that works for your fam-
Bookstore for $8. Tickets will also Museum is always a sure sign that ily, just try to be there early.
be available the day of the event for spring is in the air. The free event is Join us on Saturday, April 10 from 8–11
$10. Children’s tickets are $5 at the scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center to get some
door. March 27 and 28, from 1-4 p.m. great equipment at fantastic prices and help Hunter and Tim Smith finding some treasures
Concert to benefit Haiti. A send a deserving kid to camp! at last year’s sale.
concert entitled “Andrew Garland
4 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dreams and aspirations Lady Dragons eliminated

continued from page one continued from page one

of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” tore the envelope to pieces. The

flew past the left post, as net-
Trinity Pipes, from Hartford’s Trinity College, set a strong minder Lan Cotton breathed a
contrast with their rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” a sigh of relief.
dreamy anthem with tight harmonies and voices that blended “We just needed to co-
like a symphony. Duxbury’s Brooke Teittinen (alto) sings vert,” said Weiler. “When you
with the Pipes. She and her mother Linda were “instrumental” miss a couple chances down
low in a game like this there is
in working with Ken and Kathy Fortini to bring the concert a real fine line between win-
together for the foundation. Other Duxbury singers include ning and losing.”
Tom Fiset (The Nor’easters, from Northeastern University), Momentum continued in
Nick Williams (The Skidmore Dynamics) and Sophia Shrand Duxbury’s favor when Cathe-
(The Nor’easters) from nearby Marshfield. As a student at rine Flannery went to the pen-
alty box after flattening Briana
NYU, Paul Fortini himself was directly represented by Mass Connolly in front of the Font-
Transit. bonne net. The pressure was
Collegiate a cappella groups are often a mixture of intense, but the Lady Dragons
students – not all music majors. Tongue in cheek, I asked came up empty-handed once
the Trinity Pipes why they’re still in college, with all their again, as the power play was
interrupted when O’Sullivan’s
different majors, if they can “sing like that?” I threatened to stick was wedged between the
take their long silence as an answer, when alto Nikki Carrido boards and speared her in the
said, “We have other dreams and aspirations, too.” stomach.
What an answer. Paul Fortini would have approved. While the first two periods HAIL TO THE ROOKIE: Teammates mob freshman Lily Connolly
A young man with tremendous dreams and aspirations, he were a defensive struggle, the after she scored Duxbury’s first goal. Photos by Mike Halloran
final 15 minutes was a roller
was said by all to inspire the dreams of others with the same coaster ride. Fontbonne goaltender. Erin McLoughlin broke the
energy had for his own. The packed house at the concert Hannon bailed out her With the clock ticking tie a minute later when she
bears testimony to the power of his dreams. Shepherded by teammates once again in the away and desperation set- picked up a loose puck in a
his mother and father, the foundation provides scholarships first two minutes, but left a scramble in front of Hannon
tling in, Duxbury got back in
rebound on a shot at the 12:58 the game when Lily Connolly and slid it into the far corner
for local students in the performing arts, and support for high
mark that Elizabeth Coleman took a pass from Briana Con-for a 3-2 lead.
school music and theater programs. scooped up and slid it into the nolly to finally break through There was still time to
Paul was a member of the PAC Men, Duxbury High empty net with Hannon down Cotton. get back in the game, but an
School’s all-male a cappella group. Their rousing “Stand By and out. The Lady Dragons were unsportsmanlike conduct
Me” rang especially true in a hall filled with souls touched Trailing 2-0 seemed to put call saddled Duxbury with a
now sky high with confidence,
the Lady Dragons in an insur- and fireplug Briana Connollyshort-handed situation and
by Paul’s life and tragic death. The program pointed out that
mountable position until they the Ducks capitalized on it
was going at full-tilt, breaking
Paul was one of the group’s first singers seven years ago. The went on the power play with right away, with Shepherd
down the right wing and firing
group he would surely have joined on stage – NYU’s Mass 11:07 left in the game. The flying down the right side and
a shot on Cotton that beat the
Transit – understood the tribute to Paul represented by the opportunities were certainly netminder high and over her beating Hannon with 1:58 left
sold-out Performing Arts Center. They called it “an honor” to there, but once again Cotton in the game.
shoulder to tie the game at 2-2
held her ground, especially with 3:45 to go. Trailing 4-2, Weiler
be included, and thanked Ken and Kathy for allowing them to
when Murphy was robbed, as Duxbury’s jubilation waspulled his goalie for another
be a part of the event. she stood alone in front of the short-lived, as Fontbonne’s skater and the move paid off,
Emcee Jim Fagan gets a special nod as well. Recruited as Lily Connolly beat Cotton
on short notice (he explained), his grace and good cheer with 22.4 seconds remaining
turned the evening into a whole, and not just a string of to close the gap to 4-3 and end
Duxbury’s season at 15-4-3.
performances. Emcee’s rarely get the credit they are due,
“We certainly had our
but Jim deserved his own ovation. I have a hunch that his opportunities, but I’m abso-
story about nearly being voted “Most Likely to Repeat” by lutely thrilled with the way
his senior class might include some embellishment, but he’s our girls played,” said Weiler.
certainly a priceless asset now. “They worked hard and never
gave up until the final whistle
Keep your eyes peeled for the next Foundation event.
and it is a tribute to them. I’m
Their Web site is at, and donations very proud of each and every
are tax deductible. In a time of shrinking revenues, the arts one of them. We almost had
often suffer more than other programs. Without the arts, what them, but we just ran out of
happens to young people’s “dreams and aspirations?” time. I can’t complain about
our effort. They were just a
little better than us tonight.”
The loss ends the high
school hockey careers of se-
niors Hannon, Taryn McCall,
Meghan Johnson, Christine
Fallon, Mary-Murphy Kusins,
INCHING CLOSER: Briana Connolly (3) looks on, as Lily Connolly and Kaitlin Sullivan.
admires her goal with 22 seconds left to pull the Lady Dragons

Blue Line Club sponsors unique fundraiser

The Blue Line Club, the displayed permanently on the The money raised from
fundraising arm of the Dux- walls of the new locker rooms this unique and permanent
bury High School hockey pro- being built at The Bog. fundraising effort will go to-
gram, is sponsoring a fund- To order tiles go to: the- wards completing the locker
raiser for decorating the new Purchases rooms, ice time, equipment
locker rooms at The Bog. can be made on the safe and cleaning, scholarships, and
For $100, families can secure Web site with Master- all other services required to
honor their hockey player card or Visa, or print out an keep Duxbury hockey operat-
with a personalized 6” x 6” order form and mail it along ing at a professional level.
ceramic tile that will show the with payment to: Duxbury Donations are tax-deduct-
player’s name, number, and Blueline Club, P.O. Box 1561, ible and are much needed and
year of graduation, and will be Duxbury, MA 02331. appreciated by the players
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 5

Dragons’ Den
Sports Editor Mike Halloran •

Spring sports start March 15 Hall of Fame dinner

The DHS Boosters Club is
All tryouts and practices start on Monday sponsoring the Hall of Fame
Girls’ Lacrosse: All Levels - Baseball: induction ceremony on Satur-
Fields behind Duxbury Free Freshman: DHS Gym at 3:15 day, May 8 at the Plymouth
Library at 3:30 p.m. p.m. Country Club in Plymouth.
Boys’ Lacrosse: The classes of 2008 and
Sophmores - Seniors: meet at
Varsity: All players trying out DHS gym, plan to go outside 2009 will be honored in a joint
for varsity team will begin 3 at 3:15 p.m. Bring indoor and ceremony that is a major fund-
day tryout on March 15 at Pool outdoor clothes. raiser for the Boosters. Tick-
Field, 3:30 p.m. ets for the event are $35 and
Boys’ Tennis: Tennis Courts at
JV & Freshmen: Tryouts start 3:15 p.m. will be available in March by
Thursday, March 18, freshmen contacting Sheila Tenaglia at
Girls’ Tennis: Tennis Courts at
at pool field field, JV behind 4:30 p.m.
DMS, 3:30 p.m.
Softball: All Levels DHS Gym
Girls’ Golf: DMS Mini-Gym at
3:15 p.m. Lacrosse Fundraiser
at 6:00 p.m. Bring indoor and
Boys’ & Girls’ Track: DHS DHS Lacrosse Boosters
outdoor clothes will be hosting their Crease
Track at 3:15 p.m. HOCKEY PICKS 2010 CAPTAINS: Junior Stephan Krall and
Sailing: DBMS at 3:30 p.m. current co-captain Bobby Barry have been chosen to lead the Club Party on Saturday, March
Dragons next season. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Open to all la-
crosse parents, this seasonal
Youth baseball mandatory DYSA minisoccer starts soon kick-off party will be held at
the home of Steve and Caro-
Registration is still open matches against other teams on
leveling day March 13 for Duxbury Youth Soccer’s larger fields and goals)
lyn Ricciardi at 111 Brick Hill
Lane. This party is a great
Duxbury Youth Baseball A – G 8 a.m. Minisoccer. Parents are welcome to as- way to meet the coaches and
will hold a mandatory level- H – P 9 a.m. Children born between sist with the organization of the other parents involved in the
ing day for all kids registered Q – Z 10 a.m. Aug. 2, 2003 - Jul. 31, 2005 session and help with coaching program. All parents of high
to play in either the AAA (9-10 Majors Sessions: will play in the “Under-6” age if they like. Instruction will be school lacrosse players are
year olds/grades 3 and 4) or 11 and 12-year olds (grades group. Children born between available just before the season invited to attend the Crease
Majors (11-12 year olds/grades 5 and 6) whose last name be- Aug. 1, 2001 - Jul. 31. 2003 for parents who are interested. Club Fundraiser.  The cost is
5 and 6) leagues on Saturday, gins with: will play in the “Under-8” age The season runs on seven
$40 per person. Please RSVP
March 13 at the Duxbury High A – G Noon group. weekends with hour-long ses-
The hour-long sessions fo- sions that take place on Sunday to and
School Gymnasium. H – P 1 p.m. bring your check the night of
All kids registered to play Q – Z 2 p.m. cus on fun first, and are action afternoons during September
packed. Kids will enjoy play- and October. The “Under-6” the event/or mail it to P.O. Box
are required to attend, regard- If you are unable to attend 2681 Duxbury, Ma 02331.
ing with friends and meeting group plays at 12 noon; “Un-
less of whether they have pre- the session at your assigned Parents are requested to please
new ones in these well orga- der-8” play at 1:15 p.m.  All
viously played in these leagues. time, please attend one of the nized sessions. The low or no games are at Coppens Field bring the following contribu-
The leveling day is not a try- other time slots allocated for pressure format includes high Complex at Chandler School. tions according to their son’s
out. Its purpose is to evaluate your league. If your child can- participation exercises and skill To register, visit the Dux- grade: sophomore and junior
fielding, hitting, throwing and not attend the leveling day, development, followed by fun bury Youth Soccer Web site at parents- appetizers; senior
pitching skill levels so there is please notify the appropriate match play (Under-6 play in- and parents-desserts. Liquid re-
a fair and equitable distribu- commissioner via e-mail with formal matches; Under-8 play register freshments will be provided.
tion of talent among the teams. your child’s name and his/her
All players will be placed on coach’s name from last season.
a team – there are no “cuts.” Contact information for com-
Players should bring their missioners may be found on
glove and attend a session the Duxbury Youth Baseball “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”
(which will last approximately Web site: duxburyyouthbase-
one hour), in accordance with If you have not yet -Henry David Thoreau
the following schedule:
AAA Sessions:
9 and 10-year olds (grades
registered your son or daugh-
ter for spring baseball, please
do so by visiting the Web site.
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6 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

By Mike Halloran, Sports Editor

Assistant captain Kristen Byrne (DHS ’08) has been 3 assists in Wheaton’s 12-10 season-opening win over
named the Saint Anselm College Female Athlete of the the U. of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Duxbury’s
Week after scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in an overtime Bobby Barry (DHS ’07) and Charlie Willauer (Proctor
win against Sacred Heart at the ECAC Open Tournament Academy ’08) also scored for the Lyons… Junior Sam
at Holy Cross last weekend. Byrne finished the season McMahon (Groton ’07) and her Harvard lacrosse team
with 23 points on 12 goals and 11 assists, ranking her dropped a 15-10 decision to John Hopkins on Saturday
fourth on the team in scoring as a junior… Sophomore in Baltimore… Sophomore Trish Babson (DHS ’08)
attack Matt Landry (DHS ‘08) scored 3 goals and added an assist
scored 2 goals and was credited in Babson’s 18-6 lacrosse win over
with 5 groundballs in Hartwick’s Eastern CT on Saturday in Mans-
Byrne 15-5 season-opening win over win Barry
field, CT… Cornell sophomore
against Cobleskill… Senior goalten- Scott Austin (DHS ’08) is starting at
der Erica Marrocco (DHS ’06) recorded 10 saves as the attack and registered an assist in the Big Red’s 12-11 OT
U. of Richmond knocked off American University 12-10 win over Army on Saturday in Ithaca, NY… Sophomore
on Wednesday in Washington, D.C… Duke senior Max defender Mark Murphy (DHS ’08) was credited with 3
Quinzani (DHS ’06) scored three goals in Duke’s 11-10 groundballs in Bates’ 11-10 season-opening OT win over
OT loss to Maryland on Saturday. Quinzani’s 50-game Keene State... Sophomore Erin Levesque (DHS ’08) was
scoring streak remains in place as credited with 2 groundballs in UNH’s 16-10 lacrosse win
he has at least three goals in three of Quinzani over Colgate, keeping the Wildcats Murphy
Duke’s four games this season… Se- undefeated at 4-0… The third-ranked
nior Betsy Sauer (DHS ’06) and her sixth-ranked Duke Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and freshman Quinn Cul-
women’s lacrosse team beat seventh-ranked Princeton, ly (DHS ’09) knocked off Loyola of Maryland, 11-9, in
13-6, on Saturday in NJ… Senior defender Chris Nixon The Face-Off Classic in Baltimore over the weekend…
(DHS ’06) scored a rare goal in Georgetown’s 9-6 Big Freshman Derek Sweet (DHS ’08) picked up two as-
East win over St. John’s… Bridge- sists in his first three games on the
water State senior righthander Ja- Lynchburg College lacrosse team…
mie Ducinski (DHS ’06) got the Senior Pat Magnarelli (DHS ’06)
nod for the Bear’s season opener scored 7 points in 23 minutes of ac-
against Salve Regina, but had a tion, as Harvard swept its two-game
tough time in a 7-2 loss… Senior Levesque series with Penn for the first time
Matt Fuchs (DHS ’06) had a goal and an assist, as Yale since 1942.
won its second straight game with a 13-12 win over UM- Do you have a son or daughter playing or coaching
ass on Friday in New Haven… Assumption junior Nick in college? E-mail us at,
Violandi (DHS ’07) scored 3 goals in the Greyhounds’ and tell us who and where they are, what sport they are
13-7 season-opening win over Clark… Junior Ben Ced- playing, what high school they went to and the year they
erberg (DHS ’07) scored a pair of goals and registered Violandi
graduated. We’ll take it from there.





Convenient online registration
available beginning February 15, 2010
Duxbury Pop Warner is our community’s Open House and In-person
only football and cheerleading program Registration Night:
where playing time for every child is March 10, 2010 6:30-8:30pm,
mandatory and academic Merry Room, Duxbury Library
excellence is rewarded!

FOOTBALL QUESTIONS, please email: Dino Colucci,

CHEER QUESTIONS, please email: Jen Carley,
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 7

Sponsors sought Youth Softball

Registration continues in
for COA golf grades 1-12 for the 2010 Spring
Softball Season. Grades 3 and
The Friends of the Dux-
bury Council on Aging are up must supply their own hel-
holding their 10th annual mets, but for anyone purchas-
charity golf tournament at the ing a helmet through our local
Duxbury Yacht Club on June vendor, free fittings will be
7. The Friends are looking for offered. Hone those pitching
more golfers to join and play skills at the DYS Free Pitching
in the fundraiser to support the Clinics. Go to duxburyyouth-
Senior Center. This tourna- for easy on-line
ment has raised of $150,000 registration and all informa-
in the past nine years and all tion.
the money has been used to
support the needs of Duxbury Field permits
seniors, as well as providing Anyone/group wishing
equipment, furniture and sup-
to use the playing fields in
plies to enhance the programs
and activities. The center now Town must submit an ap-
offers over 100 programs, in- plication to the Recreation
cluding college courses. Call Department. Applications
Jack Hamilton at 781-934- can be obtained on the Rec-
The 26th Annual Synchronized Skating Eastern Sectional Championships were held recently at 6003 or John Todd at 781- reation Department’s Web
the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The Colonials Intermediate team consists of seventeen 585-9251, or Alden Ringquist site:
skaters ranging in ages from 11-17 and includes Duxbury’s Amanda Jones (top middle), a fresh- at 781-934-2879 to sign up as recreation or by calling the
man at DHS. a golfer or sponsor. office at 781-934-7034

Dragons Spring Sports Schedule

Preliminary schedule as of March 8
Baseball Boys Track Girls’ Tennis
April 5 Plymouth North Away 4:00 March 30 Randolph & Scituate Home 4:00 April 7 Silver Lake Home 4:00
April 7 Silver Lake Away 4:00 April 6 W-H & Rockland W-H 4:00 April 9 Scituate Away 4:00
April 9 Scituate Home 4:00 April 9 Hanover & Q/NQ Home 4:00 April 12 Whitman-Hanson Home 4:00
April 12 Whitman-Hanson Away 4:00 April 13 Pembroke & Silver Lake Home 3:45 April 14 North Quincy Home 4:00
April 14 North Quincy Away 4:00 April 27 Middleboro Home 4:00 April 15 Hingham Away 4:00
April 15 Hingham Home 4:00 May 4 Hingham Home 4:00 April 26 Marshfield Home 4:00
April 22 Norwood Home 4:00 May 12 Carver Home 4:00 April 28 Rockland Away 4:00
April 23 Marshfield Away 4:00 May 20 All League Meet Silver Lake TBA April 30 Hanover Home 4:00
April 28 Rockland Home 4:00 May 3 Middleboro Home 4:00
April 30 Hanover Away 4:00 Girls Track May 5 Quincy Home 4:00
May 3 Middleboro Away 4:00 March 30 Randolph & Scituate Home 4:00 May 7 Pembroke Away 4:00
May 5 Quincy Away 4:00 April 6 W-H & Rockland W-H 4:00 May 10 Silver Lake Away 4:00
May 7 Pembroke Home 4:00 April 9 Hanover & Q/NQ Home 4:00 May 12 Scituate Home 4:00
May 10 Silver Lake Home 4:00 April 13 Pembroke & Silver Lake Home 3:45 May 14 Whitman-Hanson Away 4:00
May 12 Scituate Away 4:00 April 27 Middleboro Home 4:00 May 17 North Quincy Away 4:00
May 14 Whitman-Hanson Home 4:00 May 4 Hingham Home 4:00 May 19 Hingham Home 4:00
May 17 North Quincy Home 4:00 May 12 Carver Home 4:00 May 24 Marshfield Away 4:00
May 19 Hingham Away 4:00 May 20 All League Meet Silver Lake TBA May 26 Notre Dame Away 4:00
May 21 Plymouth North Home 6:00
May 24 Marshfield Home TBA Girls’ Lacrosse Sailing
March 30 Hanover Away 4:00 March 31 Portsmouth Abbey School Home 3:30
Boys’ Lacrosse April 5 Westwood Home 4:00 April 2 Wellesley Home 3:00
April 2 Irondequoit (NY) Harvard 3:00 April 6 Pembroke Home 3:45 April 3 B.C. High Home 12:30
April 5 Pembroke Away 4:00 April 8 Quincy Away 4:00 April 7 Cape Cod Academy Home 3:30
April 8 Quincy Home 4:00 April 10 Weston Home 4:00 April 11 Hotchkis Away 11:00
April 14 Scituate Home 4:00 April 15 Scituate Away 4:00 April 13 Dartmouth Away 3:45
April 16 Medfield Home 7:00 April 15 Winchester Away 3:30
April 22 Westborough Away 11:00
April 19 B.C. High Away 12:00 April 17 Tabor Academy Home 1:00
April 24 Wellesley Away 11:00
April 21 Simsbury Home 6:00 April 21 Barnstable Away 3:00
April 26 Cohasset Home 3:45
April 24 Niskayuna Home 3:00 April 24 O’Day Fleet Races Away TBA
April 29 Silver Lake Home 3:45
April 25 CBA – Albany Home 3:00 April 25 O’Day Fleet Races Away TBA
May 1 Barrington (RI) Away 4:00 April 27 Sharon Away 3:30
April 27 Cohasset Away 4:00 May 3 North Quincy Home 3:45
April 29 Silver Lake Away 4:00 April 29 Hingham Away TBA
May 6 Whitman-Hanson Away 4:00 May 8 Mallory Cup CT TBA
May 1 St. John’s Prep Away 5:00
May 11 Hopkinton Away 4:00 May 9 Mallory Cup CT TBA
May 4 North Quincy Away 4:00
May 13 Notre Dame Home 4:00 May 15 NE Team Championships TBA TBA
May 6 Whitman-Hanson Home 4:00
May 15 Londonderry (NH) Home 11:00 May 16 NE Team Championships TBA TBA
May 11 Billerica Home 5:00
May 13 Xaverian Away 4:00 May 18 Norwell Away 7:00 May 29 MA State Championships TBA TBA
May 18 Marshfield Away 4:00 May 20 Hingham Away 4:00 May 30 MA State Championships TBA TBA
May 20 Hingham Home 4:00 May 22 Marblehead Home 12:00
May 24 Hanover Home 4:00 May 24 Sandwich Away 4:00 Softball
May 27 Bishop Guertin TBA TBA March 27 Plainville Jamboree Away TBA
Girls’ Golf April 5 Plymouth North Home 4:00
April 6 Silver Lake Home 3:30 April 7 Silver Lake Home 4:00
Boys’ Tennis
April 8 Dennis-Yarmouth Away 3:30 April 9 Scituate Away 4:00
April 5 Cape Cod Academy Away 4:00
April 13 Nauset Home 3:30 April 12 Whitman-Hanson Home 4:00
April 7 Silver Lake Away 4:00
April 14 Newton Country Day Home 3:30 April 14 North Quincy Home 4:00
April 9 Scituate Home 4:00
April 15 Falmouth Home 3:30 April 15 Hingham Away 4:00
April 12 Whitman-Hanson Away 4:00
April 27 Barnstable Home 3:30 April 23 Marshfield Home TBA
April 14 North Quincy Away 4:00
April 28 Silver Lake Away 3:30 April 28 Rockland Away 4:00
April 15 Hingham Home 4:00
May 3 MIAA Ind. Champs Newton TBA April 30 Hanover Home 4:00
April 26 Marshfield Away 4:00
May 5 Dennis-Yarmouth Home 3:30 May 3 Middleboro Home 4:00
April 28 Rockland Home 4:00
May 6 Nauset Away 3:30 May 5 Quincy Home 4:00
April 30 Hanover Away 4:00
May 10 Falmouth Away 3:30 May 7 Pembroke Away 4:00
May 3 Middleboro Away 4:00
May 12 Barnstable Away 3:30 May 10 Silver Lake Away 4:00
May 5 Quincy Away 4:00
May 17 MASS Bay Invite TBA TBS May 12 Scituate Home 4:00
May 7 Pembroke Home 4:00
May 14 Whitman-Hanson Away 4:00
May 10 Silver Lake Home 4:00
May 17 North Quincy Away 4:00
May 12 Scituate Away 4:00
DHS Athletic Department
May 19 Hingham Home 4:00
May 14 Whitman-Hanson Home 4:00
May 21 Plymouth North Away 4:00
May 17 North Quincy Home 4:00

May 24 Marshfield Away 4:00
May 19 Hingham Away 4:00
May 21 Cape Cod Academy Home 4:00
May 24 Marshfield Home 4:00
8 Duxbury Clipper Wednesday, March 10, 2010

“Ahoy, mate, them’s Weekend

bargains ahead!” Is Your Attic Overflowing?
Is it becoming as cluttered as
your basement? Advertise your
yard sale in this space and turn
those useless items into a special
treat for yourself or family.
Baldwin Baby Grand Piano
Treasure Circa 1931. Recently tuned and
refurbished. Comes with
Chest matching bench. Excellent
condition. Asking $3500, but are
Replacement Windows willing to negotiate. All proceeds
Brand new replacement windows going to Haitian mission and
still in the crate. Purchased at orphanage. Please call Laurie,
Horner Mill Work in Pembroke. 508-944-1598.
Call 508-747-0094.

Beautiful Antique Sofa

82” walnut sofa, upholstered in
cream (off-white) damask. In
perfect condition. Truly exquisite.
Asking $900. Please call
Cherry China Cabinet 781-826-2587.
Pristine condition. Interior
lighting. Glass shelves on top and
storage drawers on the bottom.
$600 or best offer. Must see to be
appreciated, the picture does not
do it justice. Please call

iscover a lost treasure. Find a new home or a
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Duxbury Clipper 9

Homeward At Your At Your

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Denia Cleaning Service
Cooking Classes
With Chef Bob Cioffi of
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We specialize in raking and
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of any job $1000 or more. 50% off first visit. Doing the best
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how to prepare and cook Specializing in cleanouts of branches and yard debris. Any painting, power washing, and commercial. Offering
innovative dishes in three to ten basements, garages, attics, and all junk removed, inside gutters, carpentry, dump runs, affordable weekly, bi-weekly and
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781-293-0555. ends. We also specialize in install gutter guards, and wash estimates, best prices and honest attention to detail.
carpentry, painting, gutter windows. Please call Mike at guaranteed. Fast and reliable Excellent references, call
work, and window washing. 781-789-3612. service. Please call Mike, 781-664-7238.
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vocabulary or spelling flash service landscape company that and Transport. We also offer local Free estimates. Call Debbie, with Bachelor of Music;
cards. $20. Call 781-710-0094. would like to take care of all your and long distance towing. 781-585-8043. former teacher at South
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Prices start at $2.00 We are fully hairdresser, fitness instructor and one-time. Full cleanings and massage therapist. I have Mark, 781-934-7716. E-mail:
insured. No job too big or small. partial cleanings available.
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Small Business Specialist and home. Call Kathy, 781-888-5836. Interior-exterior painting, light
Mike 781-789-3612
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Let local firefighters brighten your Professional Painting, Learn from a professional with are local. Call Jim 617-689-1906
day! Residential and storefront. “Green” Lawn Care 2010 781-424-8916. many years of experience. Just or Gerry 617-538-5353
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junque. Many years of local family room etc. Your sheet-rocking, water damage, rior and exterior painting. Excel- Efficient, professional, insured.
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Home and/or office cleaning. Residential, commercial and
Many years of experience. one-time cleaning. Experienced,
Landscape Construction References available. Free thorough and dependable. Free
Small scale design and estimates, excellent references.
TREE & CONSTRUCTION construction specializing in
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Planes, Train
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Fourth Friday film series

The Duxbury Free Li- ite actresses—including Car- Although somewhat anach- Rated R. A family with a secret Anderson. 104 mins. Rated
brary’s next film in the Fourth men Maura, Lola Dueñas, and ronistic, the music and Janet that it tries desperately to keep R. Who says that a mother
Friday Film series, “Volver” Chus Lampreave—to create a McTeer’s pitch-perfect perfor- under wraps. Eventually, ev- doesn’t know best? Who bet-
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will screen on Friday, Feb. 26 onance. The film is rated R. whatever is less than apt for it always?—and everyone has her single daughter in a local
at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, Film screenings are pre- the period. With Pat Carrol to make a choice about what is paper? Yet another romantic
library lower level. Anyone ceded and followed by lively and Aidan Quinn, as well as a important to them and why. A comedy with the advantage
with questions about Pené- discussion led by Prof. Man- surprisingly affecting Emmy subtle and sweet film with 13- of terrific writing, outstanding
lope Cruz’s talent as an actor drell. Admission is free and Rossum in her first feature year-old Georges Du Fresne performances, and a Boston
will have all the answers after refreshments are available. film. in a remarkable debut perfor- location. Not to be missed.
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Open House every Saturday & Sunday

1-3pm A New Market
Rt. 53 to High Street left into
Duxbury Farms Subdivision A New Approach
A New Vantage Point
Featured Artists

Ruth Jensen is a native of Denmark who

has lived in Duxbury since 1983. She works
in pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and derives
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her inspiration from the beautiful natural
surroundings of the South Shore.
19 Boxwood Lane, Duxbury
Patricia Flaherty, originally from Boston, Centrally located colonial in great Duxbury
spent summers in Duxbury as a child and culdesac neighborhood. Completely reno-
has lived there since 1995. She works in vated, gorgeous kitchen w/granite, marble,
watercolor with a major emphasis on
coffered ceiling, and custom cabinetry. Fam-
floral composition.
ily room with new gas fireplace with beach
Both artists have been selected for inclusion stone surround, tile and exquisite mantel. 4
at many juried shows throughout the South bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and over 3100 sq.ft. A
Shore, Cape Cod and elsewhere, and both must see!
have been the recipients of awards from $725,000
various art organizations
48 Grandview Ave, Duxbury
Fantastic value for this 4,134 sq. ft WATER-
FRONT home. Dramatic views of bay, moor-
ing, boathouse and beautiful landscaping.
Set on 1.56 acres, it’s time to begin your life
on the water!


The artwork of Duxbury artists Ruth Jensen and 12 Prence Road, Duxbury
Patricia Flaherty will be featured in a Spring Art
Exhibit at our 22 Depot Street location from Stunning almost new cape nestled in neigh-
March 15 - May 15th. borhood off Bay Road. Open floor plan
Please join Ruth and Patricia for a Cheese & includes gorgeous kitchen with granite,
Wine Reception
Saturday March 20th 2010 2-4 p.m. at hardwood floors, separate eat in area, and
22 Depot Street Duxbury. pantry. Three generous sized bedrooms,
four full baths and over 2,800 sq.ft makes
The artists plan to donate 50% of the proceeds from art- this the perfect Duxbury home.
work sold during the exhibit to Doctors Without Borders. $625,000


Kerin Caieiro Mary Leahy

Jean Cohen
Margaret Dawson
Alice Luscko
Robin Markella
22 Depot Street, Duxbury • 781-934-2588
Alison Davidson Nancy McBride 99 Derby Street, Hingham • 781-749-0778
Faith DiBona
Trish Doyle
Kate Nelson
Susan O’Brien
327 Washington Street, Norwell • 781-659-2599
Chris Festa
Martha Lane
Jim Roche
Sheri Sibley

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