Inspector General says Duxbury can move forward with contract

The town has been given the green light to rebid the North Hill Golf Course management contract by the state Inspector General’s office and the Middlesex Superior Court, but one Duxbury selectmen believes this is a bad idea. On Monday, Selectmen Chairman Shawn Dahlen and Selectman Betsy Sullivan voted in favor of authorizing the
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IG: Town can rebid North Hill

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town to solicit bids for managing the municipal nine-hole golf course on Merry Ave. The bidding document was issued on Friday. Selectman Christopher Donato voted against the motion for authorization, saying he did not believe that rebidding the North Hill contract would help the current legal situation there.
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SNOW SPRAY: George Prebola activated his snow blower for the fifth time this winter to clear his driveway. Recent storms have left Duxbury buried under the white stuff, with more on the way this week. Photo by Deni Johnson

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A cappella night at the PAC this weekend will raise funds for the Paul S. Fortini Foundation
he parents of Paul Fortini, a DHS graduate and New York University student who was tragically killed in 2008, hope to keep their son’s love of music alive through an annual a cappella concert. Last year was the inaugural concert for “A Mazing A Cappella.” (A cappella is a musical term for singing without musical accompaniment.) The PACMen, a Duxbury High School-based a cappella group that Paul Fortini once belonged to, performs at last year’s fundraiser. continued on page 14

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Fire hydrants buried under mountains of snow are a perennial problem for municipal Fire Departments –– even though most towns have ordinances requiring residents to dig them out. Deputy Fire Chief Christopher West said that with the recent snow, Water Department crews have been digging out hydrants so they’ll be accessible in an emergency. Recently, however, Duxbury is encountering a difBy JuStin GraeBer, Clipper editor JuStin@duxBuryClipper.Com

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MAKING A SPLASH: A car drives through a flood on Washington Street near the Blue Fish river last week. The string of bad weather that’s been plaguing Duxbury shows no signs of abating, as another storm moved in Tuesday and Wednesday.




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term, two years. There will also be a choice for voters at the ballot box when it Ted Flynn comes to library trustee. Flynn stepped down from his seat on the library board of trustees to run for selectman, and Lamont Healy is running to fill the unexpired term of two years. Donna Ryan, Brooke McDonough and Elizabeth “Sunny” Steadman are running for two three-year slots. Last week, Alden Ringquist took out papers to run for a five-year term on the Housing Authority. This was the last position that was wide-open (a previous report erroneously listed two seats open on the authority). Other unopposed candidates: Friend Weiler, Sr., is

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As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Brendan Meehan of Boy Scout Troop 62 will be conducting a clothing and equipment drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization located in Brighton. He will be collecting new items for children including clothing (size 0-20), shoes, sneakers boots, books, arts and crafts supplies, baby equipment, coats, socks, unGNO committee members Colleen Mathews and Amanda Lawrence derwear, hygiene supplies for ages 0-12, and any baby supnext up for their Hollywood hair-dos. plies including crib sheets. On Sunday, Feb. 6, Brendan and fellow scouts from Troop 62 will be at Holy FamGirls’ Night Out: DSU’s first ever Girls’ Night Out cer- ily Church collecting donated tainly exceeded everyone’s expectations and had mom’s beg- items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. folging to do a similar event for them! Girls Night Out was more lowing each Mass. In addition, than a makeover. Forty middle school girls, three high school items can be dropped off at the seniors, five hair stylists, four makeup artists and eight moms office of Holy Family Church became part of a sisterhood and enjoyed the evening to bond, or at 31 Pilgrim-By-Way bebanter and be their best. It takes a community to raise confi- tween Feb. 7 and Feb. 13. dent and compassionate young ladies and we are appreciative of women of all ages who invested their time in the success and self esteem of these 40 young ladies.

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Joseph Shea was the face of monument project; worked on new crematory building
e was a big man, with an even bigger heart. Joseph Shea died of a heart attack on Monday, Jan. 31. In addition to his family, he leaves behind a legacy of service to his country and the town that he loved. “It’s a big loss for the town,” said Town Manager Richard MacDonald. “I consider Joe a friend first, a caring Duxbury volunteer.” S h e a served on many DuxJoseph Shea bury committees, such as the crematory building committee. He was also the town’s sealer of weights and measures for many years. He had a passion for the town’s cemeteries. [See an article Shea submitted to the Clipper shortly before his death on page 7.]
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Shea reads during the dedication of the base of the World War I monument in 2009. Restoring the monument became a passionate cause of Shea’s after he discovered the shattered pieces, once thought lost, during a walk through the cemetery.

Cullen said the she sent Shea a note after his wife’s passing. “I told him, ‘The mission is now complete commander, it’s time to focus on taking care of yourself,’” she said. “I’m sorry he didn’t get the chance to do that.” Felty also felt that the loss of his wife had a major effect on Shea. “I really think he died of a broken heart,” he said. Whether it was impacting the town through his countless volunteer projects, or impacting the lives of the people he worked with his easy-going

manner and deep, booming laugh, Shea leaves a legacy in the town that he loved so much. “Many people will have to step into his shadow in order to try to help his light to keep shining for us all while remembering this amazing man,” Vose said. A memorial service for Shea will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church on Tremont Street, followed by an Alliance Hosted Collation to be held in the Harvey Assembly Hall from 3-5 p.m.

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It was on a walk through one of the town’s cemeteries where Shea found the broken pieces of the World War I monument. Reconstructing the monument because a treasured cause for Shea, and he saw it completed last year. “He was my supporter when I presented the group my ideas,” said Bryan Felty, who presented 3D renderings to the committee rebuilding the monument. “He’s the one that really embraced it ... When I presented, you could see a light go on in his head.” Shea was the face of the monument project. With its completion, Duxbury now has some kind of memorial to veterans of all the country’s major wars. (Shea was a Navy pilot.) “I admired his passion, and the dedication that he had toward preserving Duxbury veterans,” Felty said. “That was just outstanding, you don’t meet many people that have such a dedicated heart to a cause like he did.” Other members of the World War I group said they were devastated to learn of Shea’s death. “Joe was a truly dedicated and enormous part of our lives and our town,” said Judi Vose, who served on the committee along with her husband Terry. “He had a wonderful nature that touched all of us who knew him and we felt his devotion to everything he cared about in this town. Our town will not be the same – ever.” Emmett Sheehan, who worked with Shea on the committee building a new crema-

tory at Mayflower Cemetery, was also impressed with his dedication to the monument project and his knowledge of the town’s cemeteries. “Joe loved the town,” Sheehan said. “He knew things that nobody knew, he poked through records.” On the crematory project, Shea impressed his fellow committee members with his military-like attention to details, collecting information on the retorts from all across the country and then sharing it with the group. “He spoke to all three companies and knew all the technical jargon,” Sheehan said. “He was a very technical guy.” However, Shea’s impact on the people he worked with went far beyond the minute details of a project. Sheehan said that Shea would often stop by his office to bring him information on the crematory, but the conversation would soon turn to other things. “We’d hang out for an hour and a half just chatting about life,” Sheehan said. Shea was also a major presence at First Parish Church. Rev. Catherine Cullen said that he brought his talents for historical research as well as woodworking to First Parish. “You walk down the aisle and there’s something Joe either made or fixed,” she said. Shea had been a member of the congregation for over 40 years, and Cullen said he was a great help when she took over. “I used to call him ‘Father Joe,’ he just knew everybody in the church,” she said. “He was an important part of my ministry.” She said she would meet with Shea, who at one time or another held nearly every leadership position in the church, weekly. Shea’s wife, Jacqueline, passed away only a few weeks before his death after a long battle with cancer. He was devoted to his wife during her long illness. “Part of his full time job was driving her up to the hos-

pital every day for treatment,” Sheehan said. Always a straight shooter, Shea didn’t hesitate even during a difficult time to dole out advice. “He told me, ‘You know Emmett, you’re not too old a guy that you shouldn’t enjoy your family and your life ... take time to smell the roses.’” Sheehan said.

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No squid on Chestnut Street
By Joe Shea, SpeCial to the Clipper

[Joseph Shea, who died earlier this week, long held a passion for Duxbury’s history, especially its cemeteries. He submitted this article on a curious gravestone in the Chestnut Street graveyard only last week. -Ed.] n the fall of 2010 a question arose on the internet about the grave stone of the Reverend Ichabod Wiswall buried in the Old Burial Ground on Chestnut Street. Wiswall was the third pastor of the Church of Christ in Duxborough. That church has evolved into the current First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist on Tremont Street. He served 23 years and died in 1700. Some people, looking at the stone, it is in good shape, have determined that it shows squid or jelly fish or at least some form of cephalopod along the outside edges. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society had no answers to the phone inquiries. Wisall is most widely remembered as the first minister in British North America to offer a sermon at grave side for the deceased. He did so at the burial “under arms” of Captain Jonathan Alden in February 1697. Prior to his actions, it was felt that one’s afterlife had been predetermined and thus it was not a custom to pray over graves. Who would dare to attempt to intervene with God? Wiswall started to break down that notion. Earlier in Duxbury, he was fascinated with the arrival of what came to be called a “Great Comet” that was visible from early December 1680 until March 1681. It was the first comet ever found first by a telescope, but it was so big and came very close to earth that no one could miss it. The tail was estimated as more than 30,000,000 miles long. Its arrival struck terror in the hearts and minds all over the world which was then


The grave of Rev. Ichabod Wiswall, located in Standish Cemetery, has a curious illustration that some have called a squid. Not so, according to the writer’s research.
Photo from the American Antiquarian Society.

a very superstitious place. Comets had always presaged disasters. It was so bright and passed so close to earth that it could be seen in the daytime with the naked eye. It is not known if he saw a comet in London but had likely seen the comet that passed over Duxbury on the 15th of September 1682. That comet was quite visible and inspired a lot of interest. It was later identified as a regular earth visitor. Years after Wiswall’s death, Edmund Hally identified the frequency of those visits and predicted future appearances. For this effort, the 1682 comet was given his name. The “Great Comet of 1680” has since been called Kirch’s Comet after the German who first found the comet by telescope. It has also been called Newton’s Comet since it allowed Newton to prove some scientific theories of the time. Ichabod was so interested and struck by what he saw that he wrote a poem which he shipped off to England for publication in 1683. In the tradition of the times, it was a very long poem of more than 3,000 words (16 pages). That poem about the comet is the only item of 17th century literature of Ichabod Wiswall to survive. So enthralled was he that he shifted his attention to the study of astrology (astronomy) for the rest of his life.

Upon his death in 1700 the stone carver, John Noyes of Boston, was engaged to prepare the slate stone now found in the Burial Ground. John Noyes was also a silversmith of some renown, which would explain the intricacy of some of the detail on the slate gravestone. Those details reflected the focus of Ichabod’s life in his later years. The meaning of the carving has slipped from popular memory but it is apparent that they represent the comet with the sun at the top and comet below and the huge tail always away from the sun. Thus there are no squid on Chestnut Street.


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➢ DHS graduate Emily Kindregan, a junior at University of Connecticut, obtained a 4.0 first semester and is currently studying abroad this semester in London. ➢ The following Duxbury residents were named to the dean’s for the fall term at the University of New Hampshire: Andrea Looney, highest honors, Rachel Mulrenin, honors, Vance Turner, honors, Michael Dimatteo, high honors, Christine Fallon, high honors, Kelsey Lanman, high honors, Kerri MacLennan, highest honors, Elizabeth Pineau, honors, Alanna Rourke, highest honors, Conor Ryan, honors, Samantha Sinclair, highest honors, and Michelle Wong, honors. ➢ Amanda Woodgate, a third year history major at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. She has also been inducted into the Kappa Omega Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society. ➢ Nicholas George Beatrice has been named to the dean’s list at Becker College for the fall semester. ➢ Krysta Wirkala, a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll. To be listed on the SMU honor roll, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record. ➢ The following students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, for the fall semester: Alexander Hoomis, Brendan Parsons, Gregory Herrmann, Chelsea Maguire, Robin Rader, Theresa Steele, and Amanda Kaufman. ➢ Joseph M. Kearney, a ninth grader at St. Sebastion School, received honors with distinction for the second quarter. He is the son of Stephen and Janis Kearney. ➢ Daniel Loreaux, a senior majoring in management, and Hunter O’Brien, a freshman majoring in entrepreneurship, have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bryant University. ➢ Dartmouth College senior, Broghan Cully, is one of four Dartmouth engineering students selected to participate in NASA’s Microgravity University program. From June 2-11, Cully and the group will perform experiments aboard a reduced gravity aircraft flying above the Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Hughes and Joan Collins both of Duxbury admire the work of (center) Lynne Shackleton Ford of Marshfield whose photographs are on display at the South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell. Collins is President of the Duxbury Camera club.

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Dr. Jay Samuel Leith, D.C. spoke to Duxbury’s Pilgrim Child Care Kindergarten class for their occupations week. They learned about the body’s muscles and bones as well as the spine and the potential of injury with sports and play. They learned the role of sports medicine in helping to fix what may be wrong. Dr. Jay works at Duxbury Sports Chiropractic and Fitness at Austin Chiropractic Center.

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Olivia Kearns of Lake Shore Drive, who has danced with the Haley School of Irish Dance for five and a half years, placed third in her age group in this past November’s All New England Oireachtas Irish Step competition in Providence, R.I. This was Olivia’s first time competing in this specific competition and she made all of her teammates and family proud.

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military veterans to join Duxbury American Legion Post 223. Requirements are service during an eligible period of war with an honorable discharge or current active duty. Call or stop by for more information. The post is located at 5 West Street in Duxbury, 781934-6225.

Dance party at the PAC

South Shore Conservatory and Duxbury Performing Arts Center will present a family dance party featuring Notorious, on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria of the PAC, 73 Alden St. Young and “not-so-young” family members will dance together to the fun fiddling of Eden Macadam-Somer, with guitarist Larry Unger. As caller, Sue Rosen teaches the steps at this family event, dancers will be swinging their partners and enjoying the duo’s rollicking American, Celtic, and Eastern European fiddle tunes. Participants should wear comfortable dancing shoes so they won’t have to “sit out” a single moment! Tickets to this party are $5 per child and $15 per adult, and may be purchased online at or through the PAC Box Office at 781-9347612.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, the Duxbury Beach Preservation Society, a subcommittee of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., launches another exciting year of events. This year for their “Ed Night,” they will host Norman Smith, Director of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center. Smith will speak about his work with snowy owls and other shore birds. Did you know that the snowy owls seen on Duxbury Beach have been moved from Boston’s Logan International Airport, and that Smith is the one who traps them and transports them to our beach? Come learn about these beautiful creatures from an expert who has spent countless days and nights, in all weather conditions, observing, capturing, banding, and color marking the owls. For the last several years, Smith has also been banding ospreys in Duxbury and other towns. As a self-taught naturalist and member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society for the last 35 years, Smith has studied birds of prey, rehabilitated the injured, and successfully fostered over 1,000 orphaned hawk and owl chicks into adoptive nests. In addition to his work with owls at Logan Airport, he has traveled to Alaska to study snowy owls in their native tundra habitat. His research work has been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Yankee, Massachusetts Wildlife, Bird Observer, Birding, Sanctuary, Geo, Nature, Grolier Encyclopedia, Owls of the Northern Hemisphere, and Owls of the World. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. For further information, call 781-934-2907.


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Marion379 Gardner St., So. Hingham, Bishop John Howe, Phone: 781-293-2520, Sundays Meer Smith ing. In am. Leahy diedyear round:Duynworship at 101972, the couple were again transferred, at Van Family Home on Jan. 20 sur- this time to Skaneateles, NY. She worked retail rounded bySt. Mark of Epheseus Orthodox Mission family. during the Christmas season at Sibley’s Depart261 was Kingston, Rev. Terrence McGillicuddy, Phone: 781-585-8907 Ms. LeahyMain St.,born ment Store, Syracuse, at the Bookie (bookstore) in New York City, then in Skaneateles and as the bread lady at several moved to Islamic Center of New farmer’s markets. She also developed a line of Spring Lake, England Mosques 470 South gram- flavored cheesecakes,Sharon, 781-784-0434 Leahy’s NJ. She attended St., Quincy, 671-479-8341, 74 Chase Dr., called Mother mar school first in the Cheesecakes that were carried in several of Safe and then basement of St. Margaret’s Church Harbor Church Syracuse’s busiest restaurants in the 1970s and 52 Main St., Marshfield, Pastor Mark Eagling, 781-837-9903 St. Catherine’s Grammar School both in Spring 80s. Lake, Manasquan High School and Traphagen Early in the 21st century, Marion was diagSchool of Fashion in Manhattan, where she nosed with an inoperable aneurism in the front studied illustration. right lobe of her brain that wreaked havoc on She graduated during World War II, when her brain’s processing. Shortly before her death, there wasn’t any work in her field. Instead, she she entered Van Duyn. went to work at Fort Monmouth in the base’s In addition to her husband of 63 years, she finance office. After the war she went to work leaves her daughter, Ellen Leahy; her four sons, for the Kenny Press in Newark. who are scattered around the United States, She married her high school sweetheart Wil- William D. Leahy Jr. (Jacqueline) in Georgia, liam Duncan Leahy at St. Catherine’s Church in Michael P. Leahy (Vicki) in Arizona, Timothy J. Spring Lake, NJ on Nov. 29, 1948. They settled Leahy (Carolyn) in Oregon and Stephen J. Lein Newark, NJ and started a family. ahy (Shawn) in Rhode Island; six grandchildren In 1969, the family was transferred to Mas- and three great-grandchildren as well as many sachusetts, where they made their home at 416 friends, nieces and nephews. Washington Street in Duxbury. A celebration of her life is planned for this While renovating their house under histor- spring in Skaneateles, with a separate memorial ic preservation guidelines, she was also a card service planned on the Jersey Shore this sumcarrying member of the Duxbury Free Library, mer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made a member of the Gourmet Club, a Duplicate to the Skaneateles Library, Seymour Library in Bridge Club and a guide at the historic King Auburn or SAVES Ambulance Service in SkaCaesar House (Clipper ship builder). While in neateles. Duxbury, she took up golf and candlepin bowl-

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Art McBain, insurance executive and avid sailor, died suddenly on Jan. 24 at the age of 57. He was born July 6, 1953 in Boston to the late William and Polly McBain. He graduated from Archbishop Curley High School in Miami, Fla. in 1971 and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College in 1976. He was a member of the Green Harbor Yacht Club and loved sailing on his boat “Resolute. ” He summered in Green Harbor since his childhood, and has resided in Boston’s South End since the 1980s. He was an active member of St. Cecilia Parish, and traveled to Haiti in 2009 with the Hearts with Haiti mission program. He has also given generously to community programs including Project Bread, Fr. Bill’s Place, and The Pine Street Inn. Mr. McBain was a commercial insurance underwriter for 34 years. He started his career at Continental Insurance Company in 1976. He worked for Continental in the Boston, Waltham and Nashua, N.H. offices until they were taken over by CNA Insurance in 1995. At the time, he relocated with CNA to the Quincy office, where he worked until his death. Mr. McBain leaves his siblings, Mary McBain of Kingston, Christine McBain of Quincy, Jane and her husband John Rex Funderburk of Plymouth, William McBain Jr. of Duxbury, and Richard and his wife Mary Hart McBain of Sandwich; his late his sister Elizabeth and sister-in-law Kathleen Hanlon McBain; and six nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Family Parish, Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

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Jane Wildes Jeter of Hopewell, N.J. died suddenly on Jan. 15 at her home. Mrs. Jeter grew up in Duxbury and graduated from Duxbury High School in 1965. She had an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in sociology. Mrs. Jeter was a retired reading, health and science middle school teacher that taught in Seabright, N.J. In addition to her career in education, she was recognized nationally for her expertise in dog training, including both obedience and agility training. She raised, trained and showed German Shepherds and Cocker Spaniels. Most recently, she taught agility

Jane Wildes Jeter, retired teacher

classes in the Hopewell area and advised dog clubs both locally and nationally. Mrs. Jeter was a recipient of numerous awards in the area of breeding and training dogs. Mrs. Jeter was the wife of the late Harry Jeter and the sister of the late John F. Wildes. She leaves her father, Francis S. Churchill of Duxbury. Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held later in the spring at Pilgrim Church in Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc., 186 Pilgrim Drive, Holden, MA 01520.

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Beverly Teasdale Steinke, 81, died Jan. 9, 2011 surrounded by her family and priest, in Kingston. Mrs. Steinke was a lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, Mich. until moving to Massachusetts in August of 2010. She spent her career in the University of Michigan Health System. She was an avid UM football fan and 50-year season ticket holder. She was the wife of the late Robert A.

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Steinke. She leaves her children, Gary R. Steinke and his wife Randy of Ruther Glen, Va. and Jerry J. Steinke and his wife Mary of Duxbury; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A burial and memorial service were held in Ann Arbor on Jan. 22. Donations in her memory may be sent to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360 or Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI.

As perhaps the premier American contact sport, football poses more than its share of risk of potential injury. As part of its “STOP Sports Injuries Campaign,” a coalition of national healthcare organizations has made it its mission to tackle the issue of children’s sports injuries. Of particular interest to health professionals are traumatic injuries to the knee and shoulder and concussion, which account for the most common football injuries among both pro athletes and young players. Overuse injuries are another common problem, especially among youngsters who push themselves too far and too fast without proper conditioning. Young players are strongly encouraged to get preseason physicals, and once the season is underway, they should avoid tackling opponents leading with their helmets. Chiropractic can be of enormous benefit in treating and preventing sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance. Before you begin any high-impact sport or workout, come in for a thorough chiropractic examination. Visit LALONDE CHIROPRACTIC SPINE CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND at 42 Tremont St., Suite 10B (Rt 3A at Rt 3). We provide chiropractic care for lower back pain and sprains, as well as disc problems. We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments. Relief of pain is possible with Cox© Technic delivered by a certified Cox® Technic physician. Call 781.934.0943 P.S. Signs of a concussion include problems with balance, vision, concentration, and communication, as well as dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, headache, and irritability.

Phillip R. Hannan, 65 of Duxbury, died at home on Jan. 29. Originally from Jaffrey, N.H., Mr. Hannan was a US Army Vietnam veteran. He recently had acquired his private pilot’s license. In addition to flying, he enjoyed a long career as a salesman, and loved to paint landscapes and portraits. Mr. Hannan leaves his wife, Sarah (Flynn) Hannan; his children, Peter R. Hannan of Boston, and Abigail C. Hannan of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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; his parents, the late Maxwell and Grace Hannan; his sisters, Gail Duchan of Peterborough, N.H., and the late Joyce Belletete; and his niece and two nephews. A memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108.



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Snow leads to sledding fun

Gavin Belliveau gets a ride with his mom Temuchin.

Alexandra Gill and Leah Eldredge delight in some snow fun.

The traffic was nonstop up and down the hill.

Eliza and Sawyier Eldredge prepare for another run.

Abby Manning and Laurel Massa head down the slippery slope in the beautiful sunshine on another snow day. The trudge back up the hill is worth the ride down.

It doesn’t get any better than a walk in new fallen snow. Maddie Manning and Jill McSheffrey provide a spark of color in the white snowscape.

Ellie Massais is delighted that she just missed running into the photographer!

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This winter has provided non-stop fun for the kids and the end is not in sight. Izzy Manning is a vision in blue as she heads back up the hill for another run.

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Save the date for spelling bee
The Annual Duxbury Education Foundation Spelling Bee is coming on Thursday, Feb. 10 to the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. So put a team together, create a name and start studying! Teams of three will compete at the fourth and fifth grade, middle school, high school and adult levels. The winning middle school team can compete regionally. The cost to participate in the DEF Spelling Bee is $100 per person or $300 per team. Mulligans will be free for all fourth grade teams this year and will cost $30 per team for fifth grade through adult teams. Registration for the DEF Spelling Bee is now open. Registration information and the study list can be found online at The annual red carpet team entry walk begins at 6:15 p.m., where each team will show off their costumes, the best of which will win an award. Special “BEE” headbands with pipe cleaner antennae will be on sale outside the event for spectators who want a costume.

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A MAzING A CAPPELLA What: The Paul S. Fortini Foundation fundraiser Where: The Performing Arts Center When: 7 p.m., Feb. 5 Tickets: $10-15

The event was such a success that it will now be an annual occurrence and the cornerstone fundraiser for the Paul S. Fortini Foundation. “It was fantastic,” said Paul’s mom, Kathy Fortini. “I was truly amazed ... there was so much energy.” Paul was in the PACMen, an a cappella group at Duxbury High School. (He tried out for the NYU group as a freshman but didn’t make it, according to his mom.) An accomplished trumpet player, he was involved in music as well as the drama club. Ken and Kathy Fortini started the foundation shortly after Paul was struck and killed by a car on a street in New York City in September of 2008. The intention of the foundation is to help out the high school drama and music departments by donating things that wouldn’t be able to be purchased through the regular budget process. Kathy Fortini said she’s envisioning the foundation like a fine arts compliment to the Duxbury Education Foundation, responding with grants to specific requests. The money raised from the first concert helped buy the music department a new piano. The first concert featured performances by the PACMen, as well as a cappella groups from NYU, Skidmore College, Northeastern University and Trinity College. Except for NYU, all of the groups had one member who

knew Paul personally. Brooke Teittinen is a member of the Trinity a cappella group. She’s been singing her whole life, and was in musicals with Paul at DHS. “I would be the girl walking around the grocery store singing to myself,” she said. Her group participated in an a cappella jam in Brattleboro, Vt., and she wondered if a similar concert would work in Duxbury. “Since the beginning I’ve been excited about this and wanted to be involved,” she said. Although she was nervous about the turnout in the first year, she was happy with the eventual result. “I was just hoping people would come,” she said. “We were all just overwhelmed by the support ... I’m even more excited this year.” Teittinen said she wanted to be a part of the fundraiser because her friendship with Paul Fortini was based on their mutual love of music. “Paul and I were friends since we were little,” she said. “Everything we did was music or drama related ... the connection and friendship Paul and I had was through music.” She’s hopeful that the concert will expand this year

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Currently, the town is involved in a lawsuit with the previous manager, Doug Johnson of Johnson Golf Inc. of Weston, who sued the town after losing the management contract to what he claimed was an unqualified bidder. Johnson has retained the management of the course due to a court order, which allows him to continue as manager until further notice from the court. “I am not going to support rebidding this,” said Donato. “I don’t see how it’s going to improve the situation.” Donato said he felt the information given to the Inspector General was errone-

ous because he said it claimed the town did not know that the company to which it awarded the golf management contract, Calm Golf of Rockland, had practically no assets. “I believe the town knew this and I respectfully disagree,” said Donato. Donato felt that rebidding the contract could prove futile because the ongoing litigation may discourage bidders. He said that even though the town was given permission to rebid the contract, he believes the town will not be able to execute a new contract until it is allowed by the court. Donato feels this will not happen until the lawsuit is settled. “I don’t see any end in

sight with the court battle with Johnson,” Donato said. Dahlen said the selectmen owed it to Duxbury residents to move forward with a new contract for North Hill before the golf season begins. He said the court has been too slow in making a decision despite the best efforts of the town’s attorney to move the suit along. Dahlen believes the town is correct in issuing the request for bids because he said the Inspector General was given access to all the information about the lawsuit from both sides and made its decision to allow the rebidding after reviewing it.

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The Sinister minister set for Feb. 6
The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are pleased to present mystery author Judith Campbell on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Merry Room. Discussing her first novel, “A Deadly Mission,” this self described “sinister minister” will share her writing journey and her penchant for mystery, suspense and the sanctity of the religious profession. Campbell is an ordained minister in the Unitarian Universalist faith, and the book does address sensitive issues of religious hypocrisy and cults. After a series of murders, the protagonist of the novel, a reverend and professor at a small women’s college, begins to suspect a local religious organization of cult-like behavior. Campbell is also known for her wit and humor, and her engaging presentations. This program is sure to be fun for readers of the mystery genre and beyond. For free ticket information, call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or stop by Westwinds Bookshop.

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Research isn’t being done the same way it was when you were in the eighth grade. The Duxbury Free Library is offering a class designed for parents to learn about the electronic and print resources available through the Library. In Mining for Research Gold, we will demonstrate where to look and where not to look for information so that you can guide your researcher. There is a lot of material to be sifted through to get the information your eighth grader needs and part of our class focuses on how to be an efficient researcher. The class will be offered Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 3. Call the Reference Desk to register at 781-934-2721 ext 100.

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Frank Sinatra impersonator Billy Kay will bring style and song to the Pembroke Country Club for a special pre-Valentine’s Day treat on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The event will benefit the Prom Angels Foundation Inc., which organizes a special needs prom and other events for young adults in Duxbury and throughout the South Shore with the help of local Knights of Columbus, Rotary clubs and other businesses. As an extra special treat, Elvis also will be in the building (courtesy of comedian John Turco). The event will include a wine tasting and dessert bar and silent auctions. Tickets cost $50 per person and are available at or at promangels. org or by calling Kevin McKenna 617-529-9166.

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Changes at the marketplace
One store has left the Marketplace at Hall’s Corner, and another is looking for new ownership, as local Duxbury merchants work to keep customers in a tough economy. Octavia’s, which sold gift items, has shuttered its doors and cleaned out its store. “That was just a hard loss,” said Derek Cavanaugh of Hart Street Associates, the marketplace’s landlord. “I loved the two of them [the women who ran Octavia’s.] They just got hit by what is very common throughout the country right now ... economic pressures and unemployment.” Cavanaugh said that stores that sell housewares have taken longer to bounce back after the recession than other kinds of businesses. Only a few storefronts away, Westwinds Bookshop is looking for new ownership, a move not so much motivated by economic factors but by other obligations. Christopher Haraden, who owned the bookstore with his wife Marilyn, said that the couple has been thinking about selling the store for a while. Christopher Haraden recently changed jobs and doesn’t have the time he used to have to back up his wife, who is the bookshop’s main manager. “I don’t have the time that I used to have to be the backstop for Marilyn,” he said. “We have decided that we can’t continue ourselves ... We just don’t have the time that it’s going to take to devote to the business.” The Haradens bought the store in April of 2005. “It’s been great,” Haraden said. “The people of Duxbury were very welcoming to us and were supportive.” He said that the community’s connections remain strong. The shop partners with the Duxbury Free Library to bring in authors, and a recent event drew about 100 people.
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Octavia’s closes, Westwinds seeks new ownership

Sunday Salon Series Presents: Mystery Cozies on a Cold Winter Day

Need to warm up? Cozy up to the Duxbury Free Library to hear from a panel of three mystery writers from Sisters in Crime on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Merry Room. Leslie Meier, Cynthia Riggs and Susan Oleksiw will discuss the process of mystery writing and the distinguishing features of a cozy in the broader mystery genre. Riggs is best known for her Victoria Trumbull novels, Oleksiw for the Mellingham Series and Meier for the Lucy Stone novels. Each author will read, answer questions and sign copies of their books. Book will be available for purchase. To register for the free program, call the library at 781-934-2721 ext. 108.

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Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will hold its annual Caucus on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., on the lower level. The purpose of the meeting is to elect delegates to the 2011 Mass. Democratic Convention to be held on June 4 in Lowell. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in the Town of Duxbury. For caucus information please contact Chairman David O’Connell at 781-934-0994

“That’s always been the strength of the bookshop,” Haraden said. “There’s still a lot of support ... We’re hoping someone will see the value that we saw.” He said he and his wife would prefer to handoff the business to someone else so that Westwinds keeps going, but if there are no takers they may have to simply shut down. “It’s a real possibility,” he said. Octavia’s and Westwinds are dealing with the same issues facing many local businesses in Duxbury –– pressure from larger chains in places like Hingham and Plymouth, and customers with less and less spending money. In addition, Cavanaugh said that sometimes residents will give lip service to supporting local businesses without actually walking in the door and spending. Hart Street owns a similar complex in Beverly, and when a store there was clearing inventory, a woman walked in the door and said, “You can’t close, you’re my favorite store!” Yet the business owner hadn’t seen the woman in five years. “It’s interesting what has worked,” Cavanaugh said. He pointed to a business like Depot Street Market. The owner of that business opened with an entirely different business plan, but shifted focus quickly once she saw it wasn’t working. It’s since become a successful take-and-bake outfit. On the other hand are businesses like the Studio, which hasn’t changed much in the

years it’s been open –– but still, owners John and Marcy Stanton have had to adapt. “People have had to adapt and be flexible,” Cavanaugh said. “It’s just a tough time for small retail.” Cavanaugh said the Octavia’s space is his only retail vacant right now (there are some vacant second-floor offices, but that’s not unusual.) He does have some interest in renting the space right now, and would like to keep it retail rather than office space. Octavia’s used to be two separate storefronts, and Cavanaugh said he would be open to looking at two businesses instead of one. He hopes to have a new tenant within a couple of months. “You start eating away at the core retail and you’re going to damage your remaining retail,” he said. “You’ve got to have a number of retail in a spot to make it a destination.”

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Special Events: Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m., a presentation by the Duxbury Assessors’ Department about senior real estate tax exemptions. Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m., Senior Breakfast at the Duxbury Senior Center. Special guest will be Rich Wokoske, the Pharmacy Manager from CVS in Kingston. Rich will talk about prescription management, common medication problems, reasons for some medications and over-the-counter alternatives. Bring your prescription list for an individual “bag” check and any questions for the pharmacist. Please call to make a reservation at 781-934-5774, ext. 100. Cost for breakfast is $4.

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Alden Kindred seeks nominees for Speak for Thyself Awards
The Alden Kindred of America is excited to welcome back a wonderful event celebrating women in our communities. This spring, the Alden House Historic Site will present the fourth “Speak for Thyself Awards” dinner on May 20 at the Duxbury Senior Center. The Speak for Thyself Award honors exceptional women who, in the spirit of Priscilla Mullins, make their own choices. It recognizes the roles of women in America as Pilgrims, pioneers, advocates, community organizers, politicians and business leaders, as well as mothers, sisters, wives and friends; women whose daily lives are a reflection of America. The Speak for Thyself Award bridges the lives of American women from a homestead of the 17th century to our 21st century communities. Past recipients of the award are former First Lady Barbara Bush, President of the Massachusetts Senate, Ther-

Valentine’s Day Luncheon Entertainment: On Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center, join us for a delicious lunch and fabulous entertainment by Jerry Gottschalk, renowned pianist. Jerry’s appearance is thanks to the generosity of the Duxbury/Kingston Kiwanis Club. Invite a friend and call ahead for lunch reservations 781-934-5774, ext 100. The cost for lunch is $5 for Duxbury seniors and $6 for non-residents and non-seniors. Health and Fitness: Get stronger, increase your flexibility, improve you balance. Why not try a fitness class at the Senior Center? Start your week off right with Alicia’s Stretch/Flex class on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call in advance if you are interested at 781-934-5774, ext.103. Many other fitness classes are offered, check the Duxbury Doings newsletter for days and times. Be good to your feet: Make an appointment with Kathy Affsa for a therapeutic foot massage. Appointments are available at the Senior Center on the second Thursday of the month (Feb.10) beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 for 10 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes. This massage helps improve circulation, relieve stress and muscle tension and reduce blood pressure. Call Peggy to schedule your appointment for February at 781-934-5774, ext. 104. Complimentary chair massage: with Liz Connors of Healing Hands Massage Therapy. Liz stops by the Senior Center on the first Friday of the month (Feb. 4) between 10-11 a.m. to provide wonderful, 10 minute chair massages. Tax services available to seniors: John Madden will once again be providing free federal and state tax preparation services for seniors and special needs individuals under the AARP/ IRS tax assistance program through the Duxbury Senior Center. Contact Peggy Murphy at 781-934-5774, ext. 104 to arrange a date to drop off your tax documents for processing.

The 2009 Speak for Thyself award winners: Duxbury Council on Aging Director Joanne Moore, Dorothy “Dolly” Snow Bicknell, Senate President Therese Murray, and Tania Cooper Patriota.

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Elizabeth Nightingale, Anne Antonellis, Hollis “Holly” Morris, Betsy Sullivan, Dorothy “Dolly” Snow Bicknell, and Joanne Moore. A form for Speak for Thyself Award nominations is available from the Alden Kindred of America by calling 781-934-9092 or e-mailing Nominations should be submitted by Feb. 15.

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The Senior Club meets the first Friday of each month at the Duxbury Senior Center. The next meeting is Feb. 4 with coffee social at 9:30 a.m., Followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. This month the Club will discuss the future of the Senior Club. See a letter from Doris Prince on page 24.

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By SuSanna Sheehan Clipper Staff

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Selectmen said last week they needed more time to consider a Town Meeting article that proposes a land swap between the town and the cemetery trustees. The article proposed to give up two small parcels of cemetery land to the town so the Fre Department can build a new septic system as part of the station renovation plans. It also gives town land to the cemetery to make up for the land taken from the cemetery in 1999 to build the Senior Center. Selectmen had questions about the article, wondering why the land swap proposed for the cemetery was not equal in acreage to what was taken for the senior center and what is proposed for the fire station septic system.

The cemetery trustees are looking for approximately 30 acres. Cemetery Trustee Robert Hayes explained that all the land offered by the town is not suitable for burials; however, the land taken for the senior center was prime cemetery land – flat, completely usable for burials and inside the cemetery’s own boundaries. This land was given to the cemetery almost 90 years ago for its expansion. At the time the land was taken for the senior center, town officials had offered to give the cemetery town land adjacent to it, said Hayes, but this never happened. “It’s unfortunate that we haven’t yet addressed the taking of the land for the Senior Center,” Hayes said. He noted that a large portion of the land the town is

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offering is not “easily usable for burials” and would be used for “infrastructure purposes” only. “Out of seven and a half acres, all we’ve gained is two to three acres for burials,” said Hayes of the trade. Hayes is proposing that the town give the cemetery more land than it took so the cemetery can have enough space for expansion for the next hundred years. Selectmen Chairman Shawn Dahlen said he was “100 percent in favor of trading back the same amount of land that’s been taken” from the cemetery, but that he needed more information and more time for review before supporting a larger trade. Selectman Betsy Sullivan said she needed more time and wanted to walk the land in question before taking a vote on the article.

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received any response. He’s asking Town Meeting voters to change the existing hydrant bylaw to give the Fire Department more authority to deal with offenders. “Under the bylaw I have no teeth,” said Nord, who added that he seemed to notice the problem more in the past year. Duxbury already has rules about visually obstructing hydrants. The current bylaw, Chapter 7.10: Fire Hydrants, reads: “No person shall plant any tree, plant or bush or erect any fence or other structure so that it obstructs the view of a fire hydrant from the nearest street or highway.” Nord wants to add language (and the Board of Selectmen approved the article) “or so that it obstructs the operation of a fire hydrant.” Nord also wants to add a line about enforcement, saying that any plant, fence or other structure installed prior to March 12, 2011 shall be



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removed within 10 days of receiving written notice from the Fire Department. Homeowners who violate the bylaw are subject to a fine. In addition to the Fire Department needing to access the hydrants to fight fires, the Water Department also needs to get at them for flushing and other regular maintenance. Hydrants are typically

500 feet apart. If firefighters can’t get to a hydrant, they’ll have to connect to one further away, which leaves a fire burning longer as well as pressure problems from longer hoses. “It’s like a fire extinguisher on the wall, you want to go to the closest one and utilize it,” Nord said. Fire Department trucks do carry some water, but only about 500 gallons –– enough to put out a dumpster fire, but not enough to extinguish a burning home. “It’s common sense,” Nord said of the obstructed hydrants. “I hate to regulate common sense.” The bylaw change will be on the warrant at annual Town Meeting on March 12.

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r. and Mrs. Joseph Pisco of Duxbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Jonathan Yeip, son of Phyllis Kiper of San Diego, California and James Yeip of Detroit, Michigan. Lauren is a 2000 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business. Jonathan is a graduate of Mission Bay High School and Mesa College in San Diego. Lauren is presently employed as the expo manager at Competitor Group in San Diego, where Jonathan is also employed as the Web director. A July wedding is planned in LaJolla, California.

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Weddings & engagements
ristin Meghan Lovett and Jonathan Michael Berg were married on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The bride is the daughter of Johanna Keyes of Duxbury and Joseph Lovett of Baton Rouge. The bridegroom is the son of Eric Berg of Longmeadow and the late Jody Berg. Kelly Lovett, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids included Samantha Petrucelli, Whitney Robbins and Kim Nguyen. Adam Berg, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. the groomsmen were Matthew Berg, Daniel Berg, Brian Lovett and Christopher Conboy. Kristin is a 2001 graduate of Duxbury High School and a 2005 graduate of Babson College. She is currently employed as an audit manager at KPMG. Jonathan is a 2001 graduate of Longmeadow High School and a 2005 graduate of Babson College. He is pursuing his masters in business administration at Boston University. Jonathan is employed at Summit Partners as a senior financial analyst. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and resides in Boston.

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aura Feldman and Dana Johnston, formerly of Duxbury, announce the engagement of Laura’s daughter, Lena, to Brian Limperopulos, son of Maureen and Steve Limperopulos of Cornwall, N.Y. Lena, also the daughter of the late Craig Feldman, graduated from George Washington University with a BA and MA in early childhood special education. She is currently working for the Fairfax County, Va. Public schools. Brian graduated from George Washington University with a BA in international affairs and is employed by the International Association of Movers as a program manager. A July wedding is planned in Siesta Key, Fla.


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ean Robinson of Marshfield, formerly of Duxbury, announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Ann, to Jason Sherman of Kalispell, Mont., son of Gail Davenport and Myron Sherman. Sarah is the daughter of the late David Emerson Robinson. Sarah is a 1998 graduate of Duxbury High School. She graduated from St. Michael’s College in Vermont in 2002 and received her masters degree in special education in San Diego, Calif. She is currently a special education teacher in Albuquerque, N.M. Jason recently finished his degree in multi media in San Diego and moved with Sarah to New Mexico. The couple is getting married outside of Glacier National Park, Montana, in July.


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ric and Lynne Johnson of Duxbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Johnson, to Shawn Michael Murphy. Shawn is the son of Margaret Flanigan Murphy and Thomas Murphy of Auburn, N.Y. Ashley graduated from Duxbury High School in 1999. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Keene State College in 2003 and a masters in education from Lesley University in 2007. She is employed by the Weymouth public schools as a second grade teacher at the Thomas P. Nash Primary School. Shawn graduated from Auburn High School, N.Y. He is a 2001 graduate of Hamilton College where he received a bachelor of arts degree in government studies. He received his J.D. in 2004 from Western New England Law School in Springfield. He is employed at the Bell in Hand, Boston. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at St. Paul’s Church in Hingham, followed by a reception at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset. The couple will honeymoon in Long Boat Key, Fla. and reside in South Boston.


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School buildings aren’t ‘failing’ ——————
read with great dismay the Clipper article (Jan. 26, 2011), “Superintendent outlines plan for a new $135 million middle school and high school.” He later states, “the buildings are failing.” The word “failing” is the wrong and irresponsible way of describing the existing school buildings. It is a scare tactic to obtain funds, $135 million, to advance the School Committee’s recommendations. The word “failing” is used in engineering/construction when there is significant potential for loss of life and/or extensive property damage as a result of immediate collapse. Assuming that this is the situation in Duxbury, the middle school and the high school building should be declared unsafe, evacuated, and demolished immediately. As a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with over 40 years of engineering, construction and teaching experience, I can state with confidence this is not the situation in Duxbury. The school buildings are moderately old and may require repair, maintenance and upkeep, but they are not “failing.” Some of the buildings’ systems, components and parts are not functioning properly due to age, lack of routine repair and maintenance, but this does not require the existing buildings to be demolished and the new one to be built, at great cost. In general, the existing school buildings’ problems reportedly are concentrated in

Change the way we do building projects
on Town Meeting floor, then come back in a later year for the actual construction money. The problem with this method is that it adds to the cost and the timetable. As we’ve seen with the police and fire station projects, delays of years and years only postpone the inevitable, while construction and other costs go up. This forces the project’s designers to cut more and more each year to save less and less. But there’s a better way. If the projects are approved all at once, costs can be controlled, and construction can happen on a faster schedule. Duxbury voters like to get up at Town Meeting and go over plans inch by inch. But is that really the most cost effective way to be doing things? Wouldn’t approving a project all at once, with clear budget caps and other guidelines, be more effective? Take, for example, the school projects. Whether you believe the town needs new schools or not, School Committee members and district officials did a good thing by putting Duxbury in the model school program. The town will have less options, and the buildings will be more “cookie-cutter,” with less frills. However, the projects will cost less and the design process will be quicker. Perhaps most importantly, using a model building prevents what’s known as “scope creep,” which is when things are added to the design along the way and the price tag skyrockets from what voters were originally promised. This way, Duxbury avoids what happened with the new high school in Newton, and undercuts critics painting the building as “the Taj Mahal” before they get started. Maybe Duxbury needs to start taking a similar approach to other building projects. If it’s decided that new buildings are needed, building committees could come to Town Meeting with what they want to build (combined buildings, rehabilitation projects or new construction, for example) and a budget. If Town Meeting gives them the go-ahead, the projects get built, and the professionals control which wall goes where, and how big the conference table is, rather than Town Meeting voters. Duxbury’s had success in other areas by professionalizing services. Maybe it’s time we look at how the town does construction as well. –– J. Graeber



or years, Duxbury has approached building projects in the same manner. Come to Town Meeting for design funds first, hash out the plans

four areas: 1. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HV&AC) 2.Electrical 3. Roof 4. Renovation To rectify the above problems, the first step is to write definitive specifications for each area, describing what is to be replaced, repaired or updated and with what kinds of materials and/or equipment. The second step would be to establish a qualified contractor for each area to perform the specified work within a preestablished schedule. The existing HV&AC system can be replaced and a new and highly efficient system can be installed by a qualified contractor during the summer recess without any class disruption, provided that all the procurement procedures are completed prior to summer. The new and efficient HV&AC system should pay back the total cost in about eight to ten years. Parallel to the HV&AC installation, the existing electrical system can be updated and enhanced, meeting the established codes and school requirements. This work should be done during the summer months by a qualified electrical contractor, with minimum disruption to the ongoing summer school activities. Depending on the type and installation, the life of a roof is about 20 to 25 years. Assuming the schools’ roofs fall within this range and/or beyond any

reasonable repair, they should be replaced. The removal of the old and the installation of the new roof systems by a qualified roofing contractor should also be done during the summer months. Once HV&AC, electrical and roofing systems are replaced and updated, most of the existing problems should not take place in the future, under proper and continuous maintenance. Renovation, which includes non-structural defects such as stained ceiling tiles, missing chairs, painting, etc. should be prioritized and performed on an ongoing basis. With anticipation that the HV&AC system will have an eight to 10 year cost pay back, the cost of rectifying the remaining problems can be expected to cost a fraction of the $135 million amount proposed by the School Building Committee. The submitted proposal is neither justified in scope nor in cost. No major building project is ever completed on time, within budget, or with the same staff that started it, and ours won’t be the first. For example, the city of Newton, with a population of 100,000 people, started its own construction of a new high school with an estimate of $130 million. When completed last year, the building cost $200 million. Y. Oktay, P.E. Seabury Point Road

Crash page was a tough read ——————
was enjoying your decade of pictures immensely until I turned to the page with the car crashes. I can only imagine the pain, and in some cases, the embarrassment that was caused by those accidents. The picture of the car crash that resulted in the death of one of our high school students was especially


horrific. I realize that these accidents may have been news worthy at the time but I do not think that they needed to be revisited. If I were the parent, relative or friend of that student I am not sure what I would have done. Perhaps I would have gone down to your office to give you an earful but most likely I would have

broken down into tears and would have relived that tragic day all over again. I can only hope and believe that you, and your staff, have never suffered through such a tragedy and did not realize the pain and anger that those very, unexpected pictures would cause. Crystal White Depot Street

Shea’s passion was for Duxbury
e were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Joe Shea this week.


I first got to know Joe when he came to the Clipper office to meet with David Cutler about the World War I monument project. At first I thought they were arguing in the back office, but later realized that Joe’s diminished hearing lead him to talk rather loudly, and the two veterans were merely

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swapping war stories as they talked about fundraising for the monument. Restoring the monument was Joe’s most recent accomplishment, but he has left a legacy of giving back stamped all across this town, from the cemeteries to First Parish Church, where he was a member for over 40 years. He had a passion for this town and was one of its most tireless champions. He will be sorely, sorely missed by all. –– J. Graeber

Shea was a tireless volunteer, especially when it came to local history and his church, First Parish.

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e are lucky here in Duxbury to have The Bog so close by on the Kingston line, and the outdoor benefits our many cranberry bogs provide – all places where we can skate our winter blues away. However, what many of us don’t realize, and what I’ve only come to learn in the last couple of years, is that we have a fabulous indoor skating location right here in town – and that would be at the Alden School gym! For the last two years I’ve coached boys’ basketball at Alden, and I’ve seen a different type of winter game played there just about every day, one where not even the child with the brand new sneakers and the very best balance can stop when he or she needs to. Playing on the floors at Alden is truly like skating on ice. Students simply have no ability to run and then either stop or turn, or even to simply pivot in place! Clearly, the Alden gym floors have not been anywhere close to being adequately maintained even in a building not

A new skating rink at Alden? ———————


slated for renovation or demolition, and I have to wonder if we really know how to maintain our buildings. Whether we ultimately renovate or rebuild a couple of our schools, I’d hope we have a better plan in place for how we’ll treat those new buildings so that they will not only last a long time but so they will also function at a high level throughout that lifespan. Back to basketball for a minute, we are a town that prides itself on our sports programs and we are also a community that is suddenly much more aware of sports injuries, such as concussions. Yet, the playing court situation at Alden is so bad that I’ve had several children on my teams fall unnecessarily and also often hit their heads on the court. Apart from the fact that the game simply cannot be taught, learned and played as intended, there have surely been numerous injuries that could also have been prevented had these floors been adequately maintained. While we athletes tend to shake off our injuries and just keep play-

ing, I still think we can do better, can’t we? I’ve written to the Recreation Department two years in a row, and I believe they’ve forwarded my input to the schools. All coaches, students, and involved parents in town are well aware of this issue at Alden, but I believe this is a situation that we have all come to simply tolerate and feel somewhat hopeless about as much as it is both frustrating and disappointing. So dare I ask, what it would take to deep-clean the floors and to perhaps apply a single coat of wax once every other year? Is this the appropriate solution? If our schools cannot afford to make their gyms minimally safe and playable (middle school included, by the way), then let’s discuss the appropriate solutions and costs. If there’s a way to make it happen I will gladly volunteer to lead efforts to raise the money we need. Mike Caslin Greenleaf Drive

uxbury can learn a lot about school building and other town infrastructure needs from the Newton experience. After Newton’s mayor at the time, David Cohen, hired an architect, Graham Gund, to design the new Newton North High School, the firm Dore and Whittier Architects took the lead for the construction documents and construction administration phases. There was no initial budget set and the costs continued to skyrocket. That building ended up with a final price tag of $197.5 million after starting with a much smaller original estimate. The spending created strife in the town, raised taxes, and led to the mayor not seeking re-election. Newton recently had to cut $1 million from its town budget to balance the books. The Duxbury School Committee has hired Dore and Whittier for a new school feasibility study, the same firm which took the lead for the construction documents and construction administration phases of the Newton North High School debacle. In an article online entitled “Dollars don’t measure new Newton North High School’s full cost,” the long, sad tale of the too expensive final building is told. The lesson from the tale from Newton residents is to have the town working with citizens set an initial budget of what taxpayers are willing to spend on a new school, (and a new police station, an upgraded fire station), etc. Presenting expensive proposals at Town Meeting leads to rejection and no movement on necessary building repair. Current proposals for $125 million for the schools, $6,449,000 for the police station, and $4,400,000 for the

Duxbury should learn from Newton ————


fire station add up to over $135 million. If the schools were co located (not necessarily a good idea) and the state paid $51 million that would still leave a $84 million bill for the taxpayers of a town with a population of just 14,248. Where did the number $119 million to renovate the schools come from? That is ludicrously expensive, and a much better price can be had in this market. By paying for design first with no budget limits we will repeat the Newton mistake on our building needs. I would suggest the town set a cap of $40 million (a very robust budget) to renovate the high school and middle school, $5 million to build a new police station at the current site, and $4 million to renovate the fire station. Put that to a town vote. The town will get bids in a very competitive market that will do the job with these budgets. That way taxpayers

could know what the limit of costs will be for the town ($49 million total versus the current $84-$135 million) and architects and construction personnel would know the limits of what they could spend. There is currently a large percentage of unemployed architects and construction personal, some site 15-30 percent –– even 50 percent. In a recession numbers should come down not up. The town of Duxbury has residents of all income categories, from very wealthy to very low fixed incomes. Get rid of expensive building consultants and get real! Go to Town Meetings with realistic budgets for recession-times, otherwise we will need to cut town budgets in five years to pay for an expensive building spree as Newton learned. Sheila Lynch-Benttinen West Street

he Senior Club meets the first Friday of each month at the Duxbury Senior Center. The next meeting is Feb. 4 with coffee social at 9:30 a.m. Followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. This month the Club will discuss the future of the Senior Club. As in June 2006, the need for volunteers still exists. The club has excellent board members. All are volunteers and the nominating committee has not been able to replace them. We are grateful to them for giving to the Club for one more year. This is the 44th year as an incorporated private club. In the mid-60’s the club paid rent. A member at that time, Hannah Melquist, was concerned the Senior Club would dissolve for lack of funds. Hannah Melquist’s bequest to the Duxbury Senior Citizen’s Club has allowed members to meet all these years and to continue as a private club for many more years. The nominating committee volunteers in April and announces board member nominees in May, when additional nominations may also be made from the floor. Members then vote on the first Friday of June. The last two years the volunteer requirements were not met which led to frustration within the executive board. It is imperative for the club to start this process of preparing for the 45th year earlier. The bylaws state that volunteers “shall serve for a term of one year.” A guarantee of this rule could see more volunteers. Doris Prince Duxbury Senior Club

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s chairman of the School Building Committee, I offer the following facts in response to recent letters to the editor. First, Train Field is not the site for the proposed project. The new middle and high school will be constructed on the site of the current middle school and the field behind it. The existing high school site would be redeveloped for parking and fields. Cost: The proposed co-located middle and high school has an estimated preliminary construction cost of $130 million, with 43-45 percent reimbursed by the state if a model school design is selected. The tax impact for a median-priced home is estimated to be in the range of 11 percent, not the 20 percent claimed in a recent letter. Timing: The project is the next phase of a long-range Master Facilities Plan adopted in 2000. In 2007, the school department submitted a request to the state to begin the process for reimbursement for a DMS and DHS project. The SBC was Got an opinion you want to share? reconvened in 2008 to review Sound off on this or any other issue. Send your comments to: and prioritize facilities needs, and in 2009, voters approved a E-mail: feasibility study for DMS and Mail: P.O. Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331 DHS. That work was completed in 2010 and presented at Town Meeting and other public meetings. In the summer of 2010, the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted to collaborate with Duxbury on a project to address both schools. Renovation option: A letter from a reader suggests that rehabilitation would be less costly than renovation. The fact is that current estimates of rehabilitation costs are nearly twice the current assessed values of the buildings and do not account for additional code upgrades that may be required to building systems and functions such as life safety, accessibility, and structural retrofit for seismic. The SBC did not favor this option for several reasons. MSBA requires towns to prioritize one project at a time and to demonstrate that the project will result in an educationally appropriate solution. The renovation of either school will mean significant disruption to the school community, relocation of students to trailers (for which we would receive no reimbursement) and 2-3 years of construction duration. After renovating one school, the district would then have to start the process again on the second school. All this is premised on the chance that MSBA and the town will approve funding for two renovation projects, neither of which will resolve fundamental issues with the layout of the buildings. Funding capital projects for town and school buildings has been an issue for a long time. The dual challenges of Prop 2 1/2 and a slow economy have forced the town to dedicate available funds to operating budgets and to defer maintenance and capital spending. State funding: A reader assumes that when time is right, state funds will be available. Fact: state reimbursement is available to Duxbury now but there is no guarantee that it will be available in the future. In 2003, Duxbury received 67 percent reimbursement for the Chandler/Alden/PAC project. Currently, Duxbury is eligible for 35.45 percent reimbursement plus eight additional points for using a model school design, construction manager at risk and green building elements. MSBA has substantiated Duxbury’s need for two new schools and added the project to its capital pipeline. MSBA policy states that towns that do not receive voter approval for a project must begin the process all over again. The time is now for state funding, low construction costs and favorable borrowing. Voter approval: Another reader asserts that the article for the schools is being snuck in at the March Town Meeting when many people are away. The fact is that town meetings and elections have been held annually in March for many years. This year, voters will be asked to approve the costs for schematic design at both Town Meeting and at the ballot, just as they have been asked for any other town project. This is required statutorily for funding requests and is in no way a new procedure. After more than two years of diligent work, the SBC, a dedicated group of Duxbury architects, engineers, planners, conservation experts, builders, town and school officials, has determined that a new, co-located middle school and high school is the most cost-effective, educationally appropriate option. Its findings are corroborated by MSBA. The voters will ultimately decide whether to move forward with the project or risk waiting for a “better” time when costs are higher, while more money is wasted to keep worn-out buildings operating and accredited, and state funding is in question. Ms. Lewis is the School Building Committee chairwoman

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Thursday Feb. 3 DHS School Council 5 p.m. All band concerts 6:30 p.m.: DMS Jazz Ensemble, 5th Grade, 7th/8th Grade Green, HS Jazz, 7th/8th Silver, and Symphonic Bands 8 p.m.: DMS Jazz Club, 6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade White, HS Concert Band, HS Wind Ensemble, and HS Jazz Ensemble Saturday Feb. 5 Magic Dragon Open House 10 - 11:30 a.m. Chandler School Amazing A Cappella 7 p.m. PAC Monday Feb. 7 SEPAC meeting 7 p.m. Chandler School Council 4 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 9 Alden PTA Meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 10 DEF Spelling Bee PAC Friday Feb. 11-Sun. Feb. 13 DMS ski trip Monday Feb. 14 All String Night 7:30 p.m. PAC Alden School Council 3:45 p.m. School Building Committee meeting 7 p.m. Town Hall

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School Lunch Menu
Monday: French toast sticks with blueberry topping, egg patty, potato puffs, warm apple slices. Tuesday: Spicy chicken fajita, salad with romaine lettuce, onions and peppers, tortilla shell rounds. Wednesday: Italian pasta bar, choice of marinara, Italian meat or alfredo sauce. Thursday: Backyard BBQ, barbecue pork rib on whole wheat bun, roasted carrot fries, Boston baked beans, orange slice. Friday: Creamy macaroni and cheese, seasoned mixed vegetables, toasted garlic bun. All lunches served with choice of milk. Cold fruit and vegetable bar, fresh food grab-n-go specials daily.

Week of Feb. 7-Feb. 11 DHS

SAFE AND QUIET: Mrs. Hoakenson’s second grade class was the first at Chandler Elementary to receive 100 Safe and Quiet points this school year. Classes are awarded Safe and Quiet points anytime staff (other than their teacher) observes safe and quiet behavior by a class. Photo by Betsey Campbell

Monday: French toast sticks with blueberry topping, egg patty, potato puffs, warm apple slices. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, cheddar mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, whole wheat dinner roll. Wednesday: Italian pasta bar, choice of marinara, Italian meat or alfredo sauce. Thursday: Backyard BBQ, barbecue pork rib on whole wheat bun, roasted carrot fries, Boston baked beans, orange slice. Friday: Creamy macaroni and cheese, seasoned mixed vegetables, toasted garlic bun. All lunches served with choice of milk. Cold fruit and vegetable bar, fresh food grab-n-go specials daily.


Magic Dragon taking applications
The Magic Dragon Children’s Center located in Chandler Elementary School is now accepting applications for the 2011/2012 school year from current families and town of Duxbury employees. New applicants can register beginning Feb. 1. The Magic Dragon is accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children offering full and part time care for children eight weeks to 4 years of age as of Sept. 1. Please call the director, Sara Heath at 781-934-7671 for more details and to schedule a tour of the center.

Math Madness

Monday: Philly cheese steak sub on a whole wheat bun, Boston baked beans, seasoned corn. Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, salsa, southwest corn and black bean salad, petite banana. Wednesday: Homemade fresh baked pizza, garden salad, cinnamon pears. Thursday: Whole grain pasta with marinara or meat sauce, garlic bread stick, seasoned green beans, orange wedges. Friday: Oven baked roast chicken, cheddar mashed potatoes, golden cornbread, mixed fruit. Assorted fruit and veggie selection daily. All lunches served with choice of milk.

Alden and Chandler Schools

Mrs. Fuchs’ fifth grade theme night, Math Madness, was a family affair. Parents and students alike met the challenge of the Target Number game. It “took a village” for the parents to match up with Photo by Marty Fuchs the students’ skills.

Before and After Dark registration Begins
Duxbury Before and After Dark Winter/Spring flyers were mailed out in mid-January to Duxbury residents, with details for over 80 exciting classes for children and adults. Online registration has started, and walk-in and mail in registrations will be accepted beginning on Feb. 8. In order to register for classes online, families must create an Active Net account, or sign into an existing account at activenet. For additional information, visit the Before and After Dark Web site link at duxbury. or call the office at 781-934-7633.

Sign up for preschool

The Duxbury Integrated Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Parents interested in learning more about the program are invited to a parentsonly information session on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 9:15-10 a.m. During the open house, you can visit a preschool classroom at the Chandler School and meet staff , receive preschool curriculum information and view samples of activities and student portfolios and have an opportunity to look into a classroom in session. Program information and applications will be available. Call Bridget or Gail with any questions at 781-934-7672. The program is located at the Chandler School – enter via the Ray Coppens Field entrance.

NUMBERS GAME: Students from Ms. Denise Lamarre’s class and Mrs. Patti Pietrantonio’s class enjoyed “Math Mania” for Alden’s theme night. Students hosted their families as they enjoyed teaching them how to play many of the games that are part of the school’s Everyday Math program. Students created signs and set up tables for a carnival type atmosphere as families circulated and enjoyed learning the games and testing their math skills.
Photos courtesy of Denise Lamarre

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

3:48 a.m. Icy road reported on West Street. DPW notified.

Thursday Jan. 20

Duxbury police log
5:46 p.m. Caller reported water in street on Powder Point Avenue. Officer reported water coming from a house. 8:10 a.m. Caller on Tremont Street reported missing scrap from rear of building. Has video of possible suspect taking refrigerator and other appliances. 8:42 a.m. Vehicle forced off roadway by oncoming traffic on Franklin Street. Unable to locate suspect vehicle. Van towed out of snow bank.

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11:21 a.m. Minor motor vehicle crash on Congress Street and Lincoln Street. 6:15 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Kingstown Way. No injuries. Property damage.

8:05 p.m. One party from Kingston under arrest for larceny and trespassing on Tremont Street. 3:20 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Marshall Street. No injuries. 6:07 p.m. Wires down on Autumn Avenue. Officer reported moved cable wire to side of road.

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7:33 p.m. Suspicious activity reported on Franklin Street. Officer reported open door to garage. 9:21 a.m. Marshfield reported wire down on Laurel Street. Comcast notified.

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Friday Jan. 21

8:40 p.m. Motor vehicle stuck in snow bank on Summer Street. AAA on scene.



12:21 p.m. Low hanging wire on Mayflower Street and East Street. Officer standing by for public safety as NStar repairs. 5:03 p.m. Caller complained of neighbor putting snow in her yard on Washington Street. Spoken to.

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10:16 p.m. Caller reported possible underage drinking party on Meetinghouse Road. Officer transported two juveniles to Reed Lane. 10:57 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Tremont Street with injury. One party transported to Jordan Hospital. Vehicle towed.

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Saturday Jan. 22

3:33 p.m. Kids throwing snowballs at cars on Congress Street. Area search negative, Will check back. 2:25 a.m. Suspicious individual walking down Standish Street. Unidentified.

Sunday Jan. 23

6:31 a.m. Party in station reported tree limb in road on Surplus Street and Reynolds Way. Officer reported removed. 10:06 a.m. Possible seizure on Puritan Way. Ambulance transported to Jordan Hospital.

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11:21 a.m. Resident of South Street reported no water. Water Department notified. 12:29 p.m. Caller reported missing mailbox from post on Hounds Ditch Lane.

10:17 p.m. Caller reported barking dog on Pilgrim Byway. Officer spoke to owner. 10:21 p.m. Caller on Tremont Street reported snowballs being thrown at door. Area search negative.

1:32 a.m. Suspicious vehicle driving around Washington Street/Depot Street area.

12:53 a.m. Caller on Tremont Street reported something possibly being thrown at window. Area search negative.

Monday Jan. 24

6:25 a.m. Resident on Lakeshore Drive reported someone possibly in house. Officer checked house with homeowner. All okay.

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2:28 p.m. Animal control officer requested assistance with report of coyotes in area of Hawkins

11:52 a.m. Caller reported pole in front of house on Lincoln Street is cracked and leaning on tree. Verizon notified.


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It’s another title for swimmers
The Duxbury girls’ swim team is one win away from capturing outright its 20th straight Patriot League title after defeating Hanover/Rockland, 102-81, last week. The girls brought their “A” game on Tuesday, capturing six firstplace finishes and numerous season-low times.
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Co-captain Sarah Goldberg led the Lady Dragons with two individual wins in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events, as she swam a seasonlow 2:03.96 in the 200, followed by Shelby Rader (2nd) and Hannah Riddle (6th). Later on in the 500 free, Goldberg

(5:34.15) crushed the competition, finishing over 20 seconds ahead of the second place Hanover/Rockland swimmer. Kassie Sweeney, cruising to third place, posted a seasonlow, Sectional-qualifying time of 6:05.53. Elizabeth Buckley took fourth. Ellie Johnson also won two events, placing ahead of Miranda VanDingstee (3rd) in the 200 IM and finishing the 100-yard breaststroke with a season-low time of 1:14.69. Finishing just behind in that event were Jill Coghlan (2nd) and Avery Riddle (4th). Rader took first in the 100-yard backstroke with a season-low 1:04.88. Third and fifth place went to Olivia Zelvis and Krista Librett, respectively. The 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays also finished ahead of the competition, as


DoUblE ViCTor: sophomore Ellie Johnson won the 200 im and the 100-yard breaststroke in the win over Hanover.

captains Goldberg and Emily Hutchinson, teamed up with younger sisters Jessie and Hannah, to take first in the 200. Sarah Goldberg would join Katie Eagan, Laura Husted and Johnson to finish first in the 400.

In one of the closest races of the meet, Katie Eagan coasted to a season-low 1:02.78 in the 100-yard butterfly, touching out the second place Hanover/Rockland swimmer at the wall. Riddle was third and
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The DHS boys’ swim team remains undefeated after trouncing Hanover/Rockland last Tuesday, 84-61. The Dragons won all but two events, improving their record to 7-0 and inching closer to their 11th Patriot League title in 12 years.
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Mike Connolly continues to dominate the 200 and 500yard freestyle events, finishing well ahead of his competition in both. Matt Griffin (2nd) and Mason Crane (5th) followed in the 200, while Keelan Murphy (2nd) and Kevin Coakley (3rd) completed the

sweep in the 500. Ian Wilson coasted to a season-low, State-qualifying time of 59.78 in the 100-yard backstroke, followed by Arthur Su (2nd) and Josh Ng (3rd). The three, joined by Ben Zelvis, started the meet off by winning the 200-yard medley relay. Zelvis would later return to the pool to take first in the 50-yard freestyle with a blistering time of 25.19. Behind him were Drew Lawerence (5th) and Mike Tougas (6th). Tougas would also take first place in the diving competition, edging out teammate Ryan Scanlan. The co-captain Su brothers continue their winning ways, as well. Arthur (1:01.5) took first in the 100-yard butterfly, while Barry (1:11.12) grabbed

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The Dragons will be back at the Percy Walker Pool this week, as they take on Norwell and Barnstable. Then it’s on to Middleboro for the Patriot League championships on Saturday.

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he last time I wrote about the dump, I took on a tongue-in-cheek contrarian voice. Trouble is, most folks thought I was seriously ranting against the payas-you-throw program. I heard nothing but the occasional cricket chirp, dog barking in the distance instead of the laughter I had hoped for. Worst of all, people must have thought that I really opposed the


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program, but were too afraid to even mention it to me. I thought they would nick a nerve and send me off the deep end at my day job. So I won’t try satire this time.

I’ll play it straight. I love the transfer station’s “Save as You Throw” program. Tongue in cheek or not, here are some reasons why. Successful dump runs are a balanced affair. One load in, one load out. Our Duxbury Mall swap area goes way back, with roots in the old land-fill before the nifty compacting pit came to town. Along with the manly joys of heaving broken TVs and mattresses into the ravine (extra points for distance, bounce, and exploding
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
group, open to anyone in the Duxbury area who has lost a loved one, will meet on eight consecutive Wednesday nights, from Feb. 9 through March 30 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. All are welcome to join anytime between Feb. 9 and March 2. Any questions should be addressed to Deacon Art Keefe at 781-585-4444.

Religious services
First Baptist 781-934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Pastor Brent Van Wyke, Youth Asst. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. with Adult and Youth Bible Fellowships following. Childcare is provided during the morning service with age appropriate classes for young children. First Baptist offers many opportunities for youth, men and women. Check the Web site for details or call the office today. Good Shepherd Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church. GSCA Open House, Feb. 5 from 1-3 p.m.

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A cal e Du x b u n d a r f o r ry e me e t ve n t s, c l a s s i ng s, e s, c o wo r k u rs e s, s p l ays h o p s, , and v dance s o lun t o pp o r t uni t e e r ie s !

Thursday Feb. 10
DEF Spelling Bee. The Annual Duxbury Education Foundation Spelling Bee is coming to the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Teams of three will compete at the fourth and fifth grade, middle school, high school and adult levels. The winning middle school team can compete regionally. The cost to participate is $100 per person or $300 per team. Registration is now open. Registration information and the study list can be found at Valentine’s Day Luncheon. On Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m., enjoy lunch and entertainment by Jerry Gottschalk, renowned pianist at the Duxbury Senior Center. Invite a friend and call ahead for lunch reservations 781-934-5774, ext 100. The cost is $5 for Duxbury seniors and $6 for non-residents and nonseniors. Duxbury Caregiver Support Groups. Anyone caring for an elderly parent or spouse and would like to talk about and share experiences with other caregivers, The Duxbury Senior Center is offers a support group from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Call Donna Ciappina, at 781-934-5774, ext. 105, for additional information or to join the group. Movie Matinee. Free movie at 1 p.m. will be “An Ideal Husband “ (1999, PG-13). These weekly matinees are shown at the Duxbury Senior Center.

at 9 a.m., sewing group at 10 a.m. Feb. 4, Croning ceremony at 7 p.m.

Holy Family Church Rev. Robert J. Deehan Rev. Seán Maher 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (family Mass), 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Babysitting available at the 8:30 and 10 a.m. Masses. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays at 9 a.m. Daytime Bible study, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fridays at 6:45 a.m. Speaker series on Tuesdays, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 12 at 7 p.m. in The Parish Center.

St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene Rev. David Troxler 781-585-3419 Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday school classes and Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Friday, Sacred Youth Ministry at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. and Men’s Bible study at 7 p.m. DivorceCare for adults, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Financial Peace University preview class, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

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Thursday Feb. 3
Finance Peace University preview. This preview class of a DVD based program that helps people learn how to decrease their debt and wisely handle their finances will be held at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St. at 7 p.m. Preview is free, 13 week class costs $100. Call 781-585-3419 for information or to register. Duxbury All Band Concert. Featuring the DMS Jazz Ensemble, 5thGrade, 7th/8th Grade Green, HS Jazz, 7th/8th Silver, and Symphonic Bands at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Duxbury All Band Concert. Featuring the DMS Jazz Club, 6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade White, and Concert Bands, HS Wind Ensemble, and HS Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Movie Matinee. Free movie at 1 p.m. will be “Eat, Pray, Love” (2010, PG13) with Julia Roberts. These weekly matinees are shown at the Duxbury Senior Center.

program from 1-3 p.m. For more information call 781-934-6007..

sunday Feb. 6
Breakfast. All you can eat at the Cornerstone Lodge, 585 Washington St. from 8-11:30 a.m. The cost is $7 per adult, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under. Please bring in can tabs to benefit Shriner’s Hospitals. Sunday Salon Series. The sinister minister, author Judith Campbell discusses her novel “A Deadly Mission” at 2 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library’s Merry Room. For free ticket information, call the library at 781-934-2721 x108 or stop by Westwinds Bookshop.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday worship service and Sunday School for Ages 3-20, 10:30 a.m. Mid-week testimony meeting on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Reading Room open to all, 15 Standish St. Halls Corner, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Christian Science Sentinel Radio on WATD 95.9 FM Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

Pilgrim Church Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Asst. Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. Church office hours, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Bible study, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Friday Feb. 11
Fashion Show. Holy Family Women’s Club presents “For the Love of Fashion’’ at 7 p.m. at the Holy Family Church parish center. The evening will include refreshments, a raffle, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the store ONE or by contacting Kelly Hartnett at Proceeds will benefit local women’s charities.

Monday Feb. 7
Conversational French. Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Duxbury Senior Center Weyerhauser Room.

Journey Community of Faith Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Services, Sundays at 10 a.m.

Tuesday Feb. 8
Curlicue Valentine Craft. Children in grades four and five can learn the art of quilling to create valentines at 2:15 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library. Registration is required and may be done online at duxburyfreelibrary. org, click calendar, by phone 781934-2721 x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk. ROOTS Genealogy Club. Meets every Tuesday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Newcomers are welcome. Free Foreign Film Matinee. At 1 p.m. at The Duxbury Senior Center will be “I Am Love” (2009, R). Golden Globe nominee Best Foreign Language Film.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church 781-934-6523 Sunday services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday: Men’s Bible study 6:30 a.m., Coffee and conversation 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist with healing 10 a.m., Adult Ed 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Children’s choir rehearsal 6 p.m., Youth choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday: Adult choir rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday: AA meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Feb. 4
Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist. Meet with Rep. Meet with Representative Daniel Webster at The Duxbury Senior Center on the first Friday of the month between 11 a.m.12 p.m. Call his office at 617-7222487 to schedule an appointment.

saTurday Feb. 12
Democratic Caucus. Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will hold its annual Caucus at 10 a.m. in the Duxbury Free Library on the lower level to elect delegates to the 2011 Mass. Democratic Convention to be held June 4 in Lowell. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Duxbury. For more information contact David O’Connell at 781-934-0994.

United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Alex K. Musoke 781-585-9863 Office hours are MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship, adult choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee hour following. Third Friday of each month we serve dinner at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month is ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. Feb. 12, Blood Drive held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 is Scout Sunday (celebrating current and past members of Boy and Girl Scouts).

saTurday Feb. 5
Amazing A Cappella. Collegiate a cappella groups and DHS Pacmen perform to benefit the Paul Fortini Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. General admission tickets online at for $10 (plus handling) or sold at The Studio, Westwinds Bookshop or The PAC box office for $15. Good Shepherd Christian Academy Open House. GSCA is hosting an admissions open house for families interested in exploring the school’s preschool through eighth grade

sunday Feb. 13
Hasty Courting. A Modern Speed Dating Session at Plimoth Plantation from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $26 per person Museum Members and $30 per person for general public. Call 508746-1622 ext. 8346 or visit plimoth. org for more information.

Wednesday Feb. 9
Montessori open house (postponed from Feb. 2). Elements Montessori School in Duxbury is hosting an open house from 3:30–7:30 p.m. Elements serves children ages 2.9 through Kindergarten and is now accepting enrollment applications for Sept., 2011. Early enrollment incentives are available during the month of February. Space is limited. Support Group Meetings. The “Living Through Loss” support

First Parish Church Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 Sunday Worship Service and Church School at 10:30 a.m. Buddhist meditation, Sundays at 7 p.m. Thursdays, book group

Duxbury All String Night. Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, featuring all of the orchestras from Grade 5 through High School. Duxbury All Choral Night. Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Question of the Week Will the groundhog see his shadow?

by Mary Beth Goldman

“I hope so! I love winter and more snow days!” Ari schwanke Union st.

“No! I want spring to come and for it to get warm so I can go to the beach!” lill Foote windsor st.

“Yes, I want more snow and more snow days!” meg guilfoile Powder Point rd.

“No! It’s bad luck if he does – longer winter!” marie sullivan wellington lane

“No! I just don’t want more winter.” Tom galletti smith lane

Center, featuring all of the choruses in Duxbury Schools. Genealogy Club field trip. Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club is planning to attend an upcoming workshop Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Thomas Crane Library in Braintree. The theme is “How to create a Travel Itinerary based on your Family History.” Transportation provided from the DSC leaving at 6:15 p.m. and returning by 9 p.m. Contact Linda Hayes at 781-934-5774 for details and reservations. Speaker Series. The Holy Family Speakers Series takes place in The Parish Center of Holy Family Church at 7 p.m. on three upcoming Tuesdays. Sister Nancy Corcoran, will speak on Feb. 15 on “Can the Church Keep It’s Young People.” On March 15, Sister Nancy Kehoe will present “Wrestling With Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness,” and Father Walter Cuenin will speak on April 12 on “Whatever Happened to Vatican Two.” DBPS Ed Night. On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Duxbury Beach Preservation Society hosts their “Ed Night” at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, with guest Norman Smith, Director of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, who will speak

about his work with snowy owls and other shore birds. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. For further information, call 781934-2907. Sunday Salon Series. Duxbury Free Library presents Mystery Cozies on a Cold Winter Day, a panel of three mystery writers from Sisters in Crime on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Merry room. Book will be available for purchase. To register for the free program, call the library at 781-9342721 x108. Antique Show. The 30th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show will be held at Duxbury High School on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appraisals will be offered on Sunday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 per item or 3 for $10. Admission is $7 or $6 with a card available at many local businesses or downloaded from duxburyboosters. org. Please contact Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111 for more information. Heart Healthy talk. At The Duxbury Senior Center on Feb. 15 for a special lunchtime Heart Healthy talk by a Norwell VNA Nutritionist. Call ahead for lunch reservations 781934-5774, x100. The cost for lunch is $5 for Duxbury Seniors and $6 for non-residents and non-seniors.

Senior Breakfast. Be informed in time for Town Meeting by attending breakfast on Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. to hear Jim Hartford of the Local Historic District Study committee make a presentation about the proposed new historic districts in Duxbury. Call to make a reservation for breakfast at 781-934-5774, ext. 100. Cost for breakfast $4. New Orleans Jazz. Jim Mazzy Trio with friends Fred Clifford and Pete Collins at the Winsor House on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8:30-11 p.m.

will focus on fun games to improve skills. 2010 Tax Assistance. John Madden will provide free federal and state tax preparation services for seniors and special needs individuals under the AARP/IRS tax assistance program through the Duxbury Senior Center. Contact Peggy Murphy at 781-9345774, ext. 104 to arrange a date to drop off your tax documents for processing. Drop in storytimes. Drop in programs at the Duxbury Free Library do not require registration and are designed for participation by an adult with a child. Programs include: Toddler Tales, ages 2 and under, Tuesdays, 10 a.m, repeated at 10:30, through March 29 in the lower level Resource Room; Drop In Storytime for ages 3 and under, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. through April 6 in the lower level Resource Room. Gather ‘Round. A storytime for preschoolers with an adult, is held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. all year round in the picture book room. For more information, check the children’s pages on the library Web site, or call 781-934-2721 x115. BNI Business Alliance. The BNI Chapter in Kingston meets every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston. During the month of January local businesses may join the meeting to learn about how referral and network marketing can help grow their business. Each business rep. may promote their business and hand out

business cards. For more information, visit ROOTS Genealogy Club. Meets every Tuesday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Newcomers are welcome. Calling all collectors. Would you like to show off your collectibles to the community? The Duxbury Free Library provides a display case for this purpose. Call the library at 781-934-2721 x108, or stop by the circulation desk and reserve the case now. Social Day Program for persons with memory loss. The Duxbury Senior Center offers a program for persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease or related Dementia on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information about the program or admission requirements contact Lucille Brogna, intermissions program coordinator at 781-934-5774 x107 or Donna Ciappina, outreach coordinator at x105. Duxbury Caregiver Support Groups. Anyone caring for an elderly parent or spouse and would like to talk about and share experiences with other caregivers, The Duxbury Senior Center is offers a support group the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Call Donna Ciappina, at 781-934-5774, ext. 105, for additional information or to join the group. An evening Caregiver Support Group, in collaboration with the Norwell VNA and Hospice, Inc., also meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Joan Wright, Norwell VNA, at 781-6592342, for additional information.

My Life, My Health. A new Chronic Disease Self-Management program offered at the Duxbury Senior Center. To be held on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for six weeks (Jan. 27 – March 10). Facilitated by trained leaders. There is no charge and space is limited; please sign up with the Senior Center front desk at 781-9345774, ext. 100. Soccer Training Sessions for Fifth Grade Girls. Soccer training sessions will be held every Sunday through March 20 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Chandler gym. The sessions are open to all fifth grade girls and

Antiques show upcoming

sAVE THE DATE: The 30th annual Duxbury spring antique show will be held on saturday, march 26 and sunday, march 27 at DHs sponsored by the boosters to benefit the Duxbury High school athletic program. The kick-off meeting was held recently at Foodie’s. Front row: Angela sinnott, margaret brook, Christine Coakley, Corinne Poore and Pat Cook. back row: Joanne williams (Co-Chairwoman), susie Caliendo, nancy brooks, ginny Ederle (Co-Chairwoman) lisa webber (Co-Chairwoman) and Ashley mohrman. Call Joanne williams at 781-934-0111 or visit our web site for more information or to volunteer.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Play as you pay
picture tubes), a man could find garden tools, mowers, and bicycles for a song. But now the system is finely tuned, and it’s an easy thing to leave the dump with more stuff than you brought. I use an upgrade plan. If I see a better ski, for example, I snag it, check it at home, and bring the previous pair back on the next trip. Using this method, I can now ski (next winter) on parabolic skis with nifty front-loading boots with a metallic glow. I can retire my old day-glow hatchback boots. They were eye-catchers alright, but I think the nods and smiles that I saw harbored a polite “God love ya!” beneath the surface. I still get all my garden tools at the swap area. By now I’ve gone through several generations. Some are actually worth preserving along with using. I’m especially proud of a hoe and a rake, each forged by a blacksmith from a single piece of steel. The hoe is especially graceful looking, and wouldn’t you know, the easiest to use in the garden. The angle is perfect, and it’s as light as a feather. But the biggest changes for me are the single stream recycling and the pre-paid blue bags for the trash that really can’t find another use. I understood the concept (which helps), and I’ve got the system down pat. I’m driving my family crazy, but that’s nothing new. “Halt!” I bellow. “That goes in the composting bin! The purple one!” I’ve always kept a compost pile out back. Now I have a compost bin in the kitchen, and I’m on the list at Town Hall to buy a big outdoor bin when they order the next set. Coffee grounds and filters, paper towels, you’d be surprised what can be composted instead of being thrown in the Pit. Of course, all my vegetable kitchen wastes go in my purple bin. But here’s a surprise: Americans and Europeans have grown so accustomed to cheap food that they discard as much as 25 percent of the food they buy. I heard it on NPR, and knew it was true. Stale chips, forgotten veggies in the refrigerator, coffee dumped out to make room for a fresh pot. It’s stunning. Half a plate of food gets swept into the trash because someone couldn’t finish a second helping. Leftover corn gets tucked in the refrigerator, only to be tossed later because no one feels like having it before it goes bad. Our old ideas of economy – buy the huge bag for a costper-pound saving – may be out of date. Huge bags boost waste, yet drive up the global demand for such staples as wheat or potatoes. My parents’ old admonition that I should consider how starving children in Korea would love to finish the beans I was wasting now turns out to be true. Food today is bought and sold on a global scale and my wasting stale chips or bread (by buying too much) actually does drive up the price world-wide. But eventually some things have to go into the blue bag. When they do, they’re in for it. Those bags are tough, and I can mash a lot of trash into a very small space. Then it’s off to the Mall – the Duxbury Mall, of course. I need a new puppy rug! This column is reprinted from the Clipper archives.
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Girls win 20th swim title
just ahead of Sam Tougas and Brady. The girls will take on Norwell and Barnstable this week at the Percy Walker Pool. “As we approach the Patriot League championship meet, we are starting to fine tune and polish our strokes to prepare for peak performance,” said Coach Jay Craft. The championships will be held on Feb. 5 in Middleborough.

Alix Brady took fifth. The 50yard freestyle sprint proved to be another nail-biter, with three Lady Dragons finishing within a second of each other. Emily Hutchinson took second with a State-qualifying time of 26.75, while Jessie Goldberg (27.25) and Laura Husted (27.62) were right behind. The Duxbury divers finished second, third and fourth, with Kelsey Golden scoring

Junior Abby mullen stretches it out in the butterfly.

Dragons Winter Sports Schedule
Schedule revised as of January 31
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Duxbury Clipper


Dragons’ Den
Sports Editor Mike Halloran •
The momentum that the Duxbury girls’ hockey team developed after big wins over Wellesley and Martha’s Vineyard seems to keep building, as evidenced by Saturday’s 11-1 trouncing of the Scituate Sailors at The Bog.
Duxbury Scituate By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

Weather has little effect on Lady Dragons
like rush from end-to-end, weaving around Scituate’s checking forwards and beating the Sailor defense before going in alone on Clougherty and beating her to the top left corner for a 2-1 lead. It didn’t take long for Duxbury to go ahead 3-0, as freshman Zoe Griffin needed just 23 seconds to beat Clougherty, stuffing the puck between the netminder and the post with 8:47 remaining in the first period. The period would come to a merciless end with Murphy and Colleen Leddie scoring again in the final three minutes for a 5-0 lead. Sophomore goalie Tori Sanchez got the start in net and had to fend off a Scituate power play in the final minute of the period. Junior defenseman Martha Findley upped the score to 6-0 midway through the second period with assists going to Lily and Briana Connolly, and Murphy made it 7-0 when she intercepted a pass and went in alone on Clougherty for a shorthanded score with 4:22 left in the middle period. The Sailors finally got on the board a minute later, when

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Having demolished the Sailors (12-1) in their first meeting of the year, it was safe to assume the Lady Dragons wouldn’t be challenged much by the second-year program that came into the game with a 1-9 record. It took just 29 seconds for Duxbury to get on the board, as SEMGHL scoring leader Hannah Murphy was sent in alone on passes by Lily Connolly and Martha Findley and beat Scituate goaltender Hannah Clougherty for a 1-0 lead. While the Lady Dragons dominated play, the Sailors kept them in check over the next five minutes until freshman defenseman Caroline Shaunessy did a Bobby Orr-

Follow THE boUnCing PUCK: Keri gould (2) and Kayla Errasti (22) move in to help Tori sanchez Photos by Mike Halloran control a rebound during saturday’s 11-1 win over the scituate sailors. Alanna Woodford knocked Duxbury and raised their re- snowstorms, and you want to home a rebound past Sanchez cord to 10-1, as they got ready make sure the regulars get the after she stopped a series of for back-to-back games with ice time they need. You also Scituate shots that made it 7-1 Falmouth. want to get some ice time for as the period ended. “This win qualifies us for the kids who don’t play a lot. The Lady Dragons con- the tournament and it’s the The girls know we have some tinued to have their way in quickest that has happened in tough competition in our dithe final 15 minutes, as goals the history of the program,” vision, so it is important that by Lily Connolly, Liz Collins, said Coach Friend Weiler. they keep hungry by knowing Leddie and Emily Giumetti “It’s tough having been off that getting the highest seed finished off the scoring for the ice for a week due to the possible is important.”

With every remaining game on the Dragons’ hockey schedule being crucial to its playoff hopes, the visit by St. Peter-Marian (2-9) was a welcome sight when forecasting wins and losses in the final nine games.
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By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

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Despite dominating play throughout the evening, Duxbury had to rely on junior Will Siefert’s goal with 1:14 to go in the game for a 4-3 win over the Guardians that brings Duxbury’s record to 4-4-5. The Dragons looked to be in control after first period goals by Siefert and senior captain Nick Buonvicino gave them a 2-0 lead. But a goal by St. Pete’s Nate Spinney cut the margin to one after a weird bounce eluded goaltender Derek Williams and made it 2-1 after the first period of play. It took just 19 seconds for the Dragons to continue their dominance when senior Kane Haffey’s shot off the left wing was defected past the Guard-

ian goaltender for what looked like a comfortable 3-1 lead. The Dragons would spend three minutes killing off Guardian power-plays in the middle of the second period and it didn’t seem to affect their play, as Williams was rarely tested. Duxbury seemed to reverse play in the final two minutes, as Siefert was robbed on a solo break-in and they held a power-play advantage of their own. What appeared to be a comfortable existence for the Dragons entering the third period took just 39 seconds to reverse itself. With Duxbury’s powerplay coming to an end, the Guardians caught the Dragons off guard when Dan Blute fired a shot on Williams that hit a stick out front and popped over the goaltender’s shoulder at the 14:31 mark to make it 3-2. Just 10 seconds later, the game was all tied at 3-3 when Spinney scored his second of the game coming down the left side and firing on Williams, as the puck broke through his pads. The action would go backand-forth throughout the rest of the period with neither team

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

sQUEEZE PlAy: Freshman nick goaltender Tyler miller. having any serious scoring bids. With 1:36 remaining in the game and the puck in the St. Pete’s end of the ice, Coach John Blake called a timeout. Whatever was discussed never took place, as the Guardians stole a pass intended for the point and raced up ice, only to see their chance for a win broken up. With his forwards behind the onrushing Guardians,

marrocco tries to jam the puck inside the post against guardian

the puck was sent up ice from Tim Harrison to Evan Jackson, who spotted Siefert for a break-in and the game-winner. “I thought for the most part we carried the play,” said Blake. “We said at the end of the second period not to let them get back in it, but they scored two quick ones and we thought it was going to be one of those nights. But I thought we showed some character by

finishing on the last rush. We still need to put together some solid 45 minutes of smart, disciplined, physical hockey. Once we do that we’ll be fine. We play well in spurts, but we still haven’t played that full 45 minute game. With some of the teams we have coming up like Woburn and Xaverian, if we don’t play those types of games, we don’t have a shot.”


Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wrestlers shine at team tournament
The Duxbury wrestling team has a history of strong performances at their own tournament. But with only one win in dual meets this season, this year’s squad could have been the exception at the eight-team tournament held at Duxbury High School on Saturday. With two starters returning to the lineup and some key pins, Duxbury pulled off a huge 39-34 win over Durfee in the first round, and then won convincingly (45-24) over a tough Plymouth North team to advance to the finals, where they lost a close one to New Bedford. The first match of the morning began at heavyweight with Durfee senior captain Dave Medeiros facing off against Duxbury sophomore Owen Grey. Grey circled for much of the first period, not wanting to tie-up and waiting to make his move. It came halfway through the period in the form of a throw, giving him a 2-0 lead. However, Grey’s lead was short-lived, as Medeiros quickly tied the match up with a reversal, and later mounted a 6-0 run before pinning the underclassman in the second period. Next up for the Dragons was sophomore Nick Kates, who faced off against Durfee junior captain and No. 5-ranked Eric Beneviedes in the 103 lbs. contest. Kates held his own in the first period after giving up the first takedown. However, Beneviedes extended his lead in the second period with a tilt and three back points, giving him a 5-0 lead heading into the third. With Kates on top, the junior captain earned a 2-point reversal, and three more back points en route to a 10-0 major decision, and four more points for the visitors. With no contest at 112, Duxbury got their first points of the match at 119 when junior Brendan Gillis returned to the mat for the first time in three weeks and went unopposed, giving the Dragons six points. With the score 10-6 in favor of Durfee, Hilltopper sophomore Adam Pereira gave his team an unexpected boost when he took the mat in the 125 lbs. weight class, and caught freshman Jim Chappuis in a cradle after a first-period takedown for the win and the pin. Now up 16-6, Durfee was seemingly in good shape to add to their lead with senior captain Jacob Martin taking the mat against Duxbury sophomore Jake Genereux in the 130 lbs. match-up. Genereux got the first takedown for an early 2-0 lead, but after a short break for blood, Martin tied the match at 2-2. Genereux quickly reversed the senior captain, and took a 4-2 lead heading into the second period. Down by two, Martin chose bottom, but Genereux proved to be too tough on top, mounting a 7-2 lead before pinning the Durfee senior early in the third period. Unfortunately for DuxBy WenDy Generoux clipper contriButor

By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

senior captain Jamie Auer takes down his Plymouth north opponent in the semi-finals of the Duxbury Team Tournament on saturday. Auer went 3-0 on the day with one pin in the 145 lb. Photo by weight class. bury, Durfee answered in the would come down to the 215 135 lbs. contest when junior lb. contest with Duxbury junior Nick Champagne returned Bobby Boyle pitted against the favor by pinning Duxbury Durfee junior Dave McElsophomore JP Geiger. roy. As he always does, Boyle That set up the return of came out fired up, and quickly Duxbury senior captain Pat took McElroy to the mat for an Donovan (140), who suf- early 2-0 lead. The Durfee jufered a concussion earlier in nior could do little on bottom, the month. Donovan used a as Boyle worked hard to turn single-leg takedown and trip McElroy. His determination on sophomore Joe Manchester, would eventually pay off with and added two back points to Duxbury’s fourth pin of the go ahead 4-0 early in the first match, and a dramatic 39-34 period. Manchester would come-from-behind victory. manage a one-point escape to The win put the hosts in the cut the lead to 4-1, but that was semi-finals against sectional as close as the underclassman foe Plymouth North. Duxbury would get, as Donovan would had the upper hand in pins with get two more takedowns and four, and also won eight out of was awarded another point the fourteen matches. when Manchester was called One of those key matches for stalling, giving the senior for the Dragons was in the 119 captain a convincing 9-2 vic- lbs. weight class with Duxtory. bury’s Gillis turning in a gutsy The three points closed performance against PN’s the gap to 22-15 in favor of Chris O’Neill. Gillis was batDurfee, but Duxbury senior tling a stomach ailment, but captain Jamie Auer would pull hung on to win a 4-2 decision. Also winning by decihis team to within one point when he continued to exploit sion for Duxbury were senior Durfee’s inexperience in the captains Donovan (140) and middle weights. He got a quick Auer (145). Genereux won by pin after a takedown in the 145 forfeit when Plymouth North Coach Bobby Lewis decided lbs. weight class. Duxbury sophomore Lucas to bump up his 130-pounder to Trumbo would win by forfeit at avoid a possible loss. After being down 7-0, 152 lbs., but another injury for Duxbury at 160 would force Duxbury’s Chappuis reversed the Dragons to forfeit at that PN sophomore Chucky Phacanisiri, and earned a key secweight class. With Durfee still cling- ond-period pin in the 125 lbs. ing to a one-point lead, senior weight class. Also pinning for Diago Araujo took the mat the hosts were Kates (103) and against Duxbury sophomore Dormady (171), who pinned Cody Dormady in the 171 PN senior Gavin Dineen to the pound weight class. Dormady delight of the crowd. McKwent on the attack and got the enzie (189) and Boyle (215) first takedown. But after stop- earned Duxbury’s third and ping the match for an illegal fourth pins of the match. Duxbury certainly had its hold by the Dragon grappler, the referee had the two wres- chances to win the champitlers re-start in neutral. That’s onship against New Bedford, when the Durfee senior took but the Whalers moved two of the Duxbury sophomore to their top wrestlers, Jonathan the mat hard, sunk a half, and Costa (119) and Paulo Tavares (125), up a weight class to seworked for the pin. With two matches to go, cure a pin and a win. Duxbury Durfee was up by seven, but didn’t help its cause by having with the Duxbury faithful on to forfeit two weight classes in their feet, senior captain Alec the 45-35 loss. Going 3-0 on the day for McKenzie, who is one of the team leaders in pins, took the Duxbury were Donovan and mat against Durfee senior Evan Auer, while Boyle pinned all Darmody in the 189 lbs. weight three of his opponents. Also class. McKenzie wasted little recording a pin for the hosts time getting the first takedown, against New Bedford was and eventually recorded a criti- Owen Grey (285). On Senior night, the Dragcal pin as the first period was about to expire, cutting the Du- on grapplers will play host to Patriot League rival Silver rfee lead to 34-33. The Dragon bench was Lake on Wednesday at 7 p.m. sensing a victory, but the match

Senior Kristen Byrne (DHS ’07) scored a pair of goals for St. Anselm in its 4-1 win over No. 10 ranked Manhattanville on Friday night in NH… Senior Sam Herrick (DHS ’06) scored 19 points to help Wentworth to a 76-58 win over Regis on Saturday in Weston… Brandeis senior Ben Bray (DHS 07) finished 30th out of 92 runners in the mile at last week’s butler Greater Boston Track Club meet at Harvard… Senior Max Butler (DHS ’06) had a very busy week for the UMass swim team in its first-place finish at the Dartmouth Invitational. Butler finished second in the 200-yard medley relay and 100bray yard backstroke, 4th in the 200-yard medley relay, 6th in the 200yard backstroke, and 10th in the 200-yard IM… Senior Ashley Buckley (DHS ‘07) competed in the 55-meter hurdles at The Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston… Bucknovakowski nell senior Evan Novakowski (DHS ’07) won the 1000-meter run at the Penn State Invitational on Saturday in PA… Senior Mike Baran (Thayer ’07) and his Amherst College hockey team knocked off Southern Maine on Saturday, 3-0… Trinity College junior Sean McCarthy (Roxbury mcCarthy Latin ’08) assisted on the first Trinity goal, scored the second, and assisted on the game-winner in the Bantams’ 5-4 win over New England College on Saturday in New Hampshire… Sophomore Mark Brust (DHS ’09) scored 5 points in Bates’ 70-59 win over Wesblout leyan on Friday night. .. Senior Andrew Knapp (DHS ’07) won a 4-2 decision over Army’s Jacob Bohn in the Heavyweight division of Harvard’s 2112 win over the Cadets… Wesleyan freshman Jeff Blout (DHS ’10) was awarded the 2010 South Sectional MVP Award for his Knapp efforts in the Dragons’ run for the State baseball championship last spring… Gettysburg senior wrestler Jack Bostrom (DHS ’07) won his match 4-3 at 149 pounds in a 28-18 loss to RIT. Do you have a son or daughter that plays or coaches college sports? I want to hear about it. E-mail me your student-athletes name and college to bostrum

Bray breaks DHS 1000m record
The boys’ Indoor Track Coaches Invitational was held on Sunday. This is a qualification meet that showcases the top track athletes in the state. Senior Greg Bray ran the 1,000 meter in 2:37.74, breaking the Duxbury HS indoor track school record previously held by his brother, Ben Bray. His time puts Bray in the top 24 (17th) and qualifies him for the Elite Meet this weekend. Jason Angell broke the 10-minute barrier in the two-mile by running a personal best 9:59.48. The time puts Angell in the top 24 (14th) and qualifies him for the Elite Meet this Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center.. Nick Kangos ran his second fastest time of year in the 55 meter with a 7.12. This Sunday is the McIntyre Elite Meet with Bray and Angell having the option to compete in their individual events. They will also be joined by Jon McKinley and Brett Sahlberg to compete in the distance medley relay that has a field of the top 12 distance medley teams in the state.
By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Duxbury Clipper


Dragons win third straight in hoops
The Duxbury boys’ basketball team inched a step closer to qualifying for the MIAA Division II tournament, when they knocked off Patriot LeagueFisher Division leader Quincy High School, on Friday night in Duxbury.
Duxbury Quincy By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

50 percent we need other guys to step up and get the job done. We just need more guys to be consistent on offense. I think we are pretty good on the defensive end. We just need people to step up offensively. We’re still young, but we’re doing all right.” Kindregan led the Drag-

ons with 16 points, while John Geary (10), Justin Marino (8), Curtis Owen (7), and Sam Ederle (7) also were big contributors to the Duxbury win. After traveling to Pembroke on Tuesday, the Dragons return home for a rematch with Silver Lake at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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What was expected to be a major battle between two of the top teams in the Patriot League didn’t develop according to the script, as the Presidents (7-5 overall/7-2 in league) playing without leading scorer Oliver O’Sullivan, trailed early and could never get their offense clicking without their big gun in the lineup. The Dragons have established themselves as a defensive team, and it showed in the first eight minutes, as Coach Gordon Cushing’s squad limited the Presidents to just six points, four of which came after Quincy called a timeout trailing 13-2 with 4:20 left in the quarter. When both teams came back on the court, the nature of the game never changed, as Connor Kindregan, Justin Marino (3), and Sam Ederle (3) kept the offense rolling and

Fly swATTEr: Duxbury’s Justin marino gets set to block a lay up by Quincy’s brian malger. ended the quarter with a 21-6 established an insurmountable 43-17 lead. lead. Cushing was able to clear The Duxbury offense cooled off somewhat in the his bench in the final eight second quarter, yet their de- minutes, as Joe Guilfoile, Wesfense remained strong, as they ley Doe, Andrew Scott, Gorbuilt a 28-10 lead with just don Acha, and Dave Donovan over a minute to go before got the majority of the playing halftime. Three points by the time. While Kindregan and visitors in the final minutes Acha were able to increase the gave the Dragons a 28-13 half- Duxbury lead to 49-19, Quincy went into a full-court press the time lead. It was hard to imagine the rest of the quarter and caused Dragons playing any better en- numerous Duxbury turntering the third quarter, but they overs resulting in a 21-5 run continued to run and dominate that made the final score look the boards, scoring the first 11 somewhat close at 54-40. “I thought our kids played points of the second half while building a 39-13 lead. By the well,” said Cushing. “We time the third quarter was over, held them to 13 points at half Duxbury had held the high- time and it’s defense like that scoring Presidents to just four is what we hang our hats on. third-quarter points and had With Curtis (Owen) being at

Lady Dragons flattened by threes
It was a battle of Patriot League division leaders on Friday night in Quincy and the Lady Dragons (10-2) had little success unseating the Presidents, as they never recovered from a first-period shooting barrage and dropped a 59-40 decision to the Fisher Division leaders.
Duxbury Quincy By mike Halloran, sports eDitor

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Attacking Duxbury’s zone defense with a plethora of three-point bombs (6) in the first quarter, Quincy (11-2) grabbed a 24-11 lead after eight minutes that made

a comeback, not out of the question, but highly unlikely. By halftime the lead had grown to 35-19, as junior center Kiley McDonald was on her way to an impressive night for the hosts with 18 points and 16 rebounds, while holding Duxbury’s Michaela North to 16 points. McDonald got plenty of offensive help from her teammates, while Devon Tsinzo was the next high scorer for Duxbury with 8 points. It is a busy week for the Lady Dragons as they hosted New Bedford on Monday night and Pembroke on Tuesday, before traveling to Kingston on Friday night to take on Silver Lake.

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Duxbury’s inclement weather causes an icy mix


Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

matt leandro and Cory murphy shoveled out the walks at the marketplace.

The sun goes down on an ice-slicked Powder Point bridge.

Thick ice surrounds a dock on King Caesar road.

A frozen quiet harbor.

Portside real Estate and Duxbury mortgages at Hall’s Corner received a painting of white from the storm.

The snow fence at the beach was just that. white snow and blue skies and surf made for a spectacular sight.

Carol loring with her dog lucy were out for a olivia Dimatteo goes out for a walk on the beach short walk. lucy wore her best fur for the out- The Harbormaster’s Hut got a snow frosting in this storm. The with her parents Peter and laurel. ing! town was a winter wonderland after the storm.

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“Ahoy, mate, them’s bargains ahead!”

Weekend Scavengers
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. Reed Hollow Antiques Island Getaway Sale 20% to 50% off plus Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Feb. 12, 9am to 6pm. Free coffee laté and lei. 476 Center St., (Rte. 36), Pembroke, 781-294-7063.

Homeward Bound
House for Rent Charming 2 BR home with screened-in-porch and private backyard. Steps from shopping and restaurants. 1 yr rental agreement. $1500/+utilities. Call 617.680.6485.

Climbing the Career Ladder
Nanny Wanted Part time M-F, 2pm-6:30pm for children 11 and 13 years old. Vehicle required. Call Glenn at 781-706-1826 or email at

Duxbury Beachfront Rental on the seawall at Duxbury Beach. Off Gurnet Rd. Furnished 4BR, 2 bath year-round home. Fifteen years old. All amenities. For rent Jan. - May and weekly rentals in June. Enjoy walks on the beach. Call 617-997-7169.
Ocean front 4-bedroom, 2-bath home. Multi decks, gas fireplace, fully furnished. Cable, internet, and phone available. No smoking, no pets. Available early February to May 1st. Now booking weekly summer rentals; some prime time still available. Call Jim for terms, 508-651-2740.

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NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail Room For Rent Duxbury Nice, fully furnished room with TV and house privileges. Utilities included. $150 per week. Male non-smoker. Call 781-934-2879. House to Share Comfortable antique home on 2.5 acres near Rt. 3, beach, school and Village Center. Furnished, freshly-painted bedroom $625 per month (first and last); includes utilities (A/C), WIFI, cable, and bi-monthly housecleaning. Non-smoker please. Prefer mature, working professional. 781-934-6432, leave message.
Nice ocean-front 4-bedroom home for sale. Excellent rental history, owner-financing a definite possibility. Call Seamus at 978-793-3956 for details.


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Apartment For Rent Completely renovated two bedroom apartment in historic Millbrook Village area. Newly painted throughout, new wall-to-wall carpeting, new kitchen floor, new stainless steel appliances. Excellent location - near markets, schools, and Route 3. Reduced to $1250 per month! 781-934-9867. Want to Rent Home in Duxbury Family of 5 seeks a two-year house rental in Duxbury starting March/April, home with 3+ bedrooms, 2+ baths. We will care for your home like it is our own. Excellent local references. Please email or call Cathy 781-307-2672. Apartment for Rent 2 BR 2nd floor. Beautiful, sunny, spacious apartment available. 33 Enterprise St., Duxbury. Call 781-934-5900. Large 1 BR Condo For Rent Duxbury. Updated kitchen and bathroom, upstairs bedroom. Parking, central air. $1225/ month. Available January 15. First & security required. Call Greg, 508-243-7474. Bay Farm Townhouse Rental 2400 sf, master bedroom and second bedroom, each with full bath on top floor; eat-in kitchen, living room with dining ell and hardwood floors, powder room, deck with seasonal views of Duxbury Bay on main floor; walk-out recreation room on lower floor; great storage space; all appliances including W/D; F/P; central air; one-car garage. Tennis court, pool, and exercise room use included. No pets. $2400/month covers all condo fees. Utilities not included. 781-934-0040 or 781-934-0901 or Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809.

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Hilton Head Vacation Rental Luxury 3-bedroom, 3 bath villa w/full-sized kitchen, also 2 pullout sofabeds. Sleeps 9. Rent by week/month. April, May & midsummer weeks still available. Inquire regarding rates. Call Jeannie, 339-793-0043. Waterfront Cottage for rent Duxbury. Summer 2011. Adjacent to beach, mooring available. 2 bedroom, washer/dryer, spacious yard and porch facing water. Available June 1. Call 617-335-9183. Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654.

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Climbing the Career Ladder
Reporter Clipper Press is looking for a full time news reporter for our small but hardworking staff. This position requires strong writing and reporting skills and a passion for community journalism. Must be able to report on the stories that need covering and uncover the stories that need telling – all under the pressure of deadlines. Reporter will cover a range of town government fare, including the school board, selectmen, ZBA and police news, but also be encouraged to seek stories outside the box. The job title says reporter but the right candidate must also be somewhat of a Jack-or-Jillof-all-trades. Position includes some responsibilities for copy editing, photography and layout. Person does not need to be an expert, but should be comfortable with computers (Macs, a plus) the Internet and certainly AP style. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is also a plus. This is not an entry-level position per se, though we will consider applicants with strong college newspaper experience and journalism degrees or significant internship experience If you are not from the South Shore area please indicate how quickly you would be able to relocate and how you would be available for an interview. We prefer candidates who live close to our South Shore based office. Please include salary requirements with your resume and clips. If you are a hardworking journalist who wants to learn the newspaper business this could be the perfect position for you. Clipper Press is an independent family-owned newspaper company that's been delivering hometown news since 1950. We offer a good salary and benefits package including IRA with match, profit sharing. Please send clips, resume and salary requirements to Publisher Josh Cutler at


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A Grade Above Is your child struggling in school? Does your child need to improve test scores? Does your child need help with organizational and study skills? Experienced tutors for all major subjects. One-on-one tutoring for Grades K-12. For more information, call 781-829-9829. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. The Paint Saint Professional interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, power washing and window washing. Best prices and service always with a smile. Will paint your home like it was our own. Call Andrew for your free estimate. 781-264-3628. Junk Busters Junk removal, specializing in cleanouts of basements, garages, attics, yard debris, odds and ends. We also specialize in carpentry, painting, gutter work, and window washing. Best prices, free estimates. Please call or leave a message for Mike, 781-789-3612. Licensed Hanson Daycare in Hanson home. Openings Monday thru Thursday, 7am -4:30, ages newborn and up. Nice subdivision, providing safe, clean environment and lots of love. No dogs. Supply breakfast, lunch and all snacks. Great references. Spots fill quickly. Call 781-447-9272. Painter Excellent winter deals. No job too small. Ask for Shawn, 508-584-1970. Painting Etc. 50% off interior painting booked this winter. Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Tutoring Remediate, review, advance. Elementary, intermediate, high school. Certified classroom teacher, Masters in education and organization. Support w/all curriculum including reading, language arts, science, ESL, study skills, time management, test taking and SAT prep. Physicist available for high school/college math. 508-830-0305.

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One Bedroom Apt Halls Corner Second floor, sunny, convenient location, parking. $900/mo. Small pets okay. 781-789-3995 or 781-934-5569.


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Paul's Handyman Service Time to get those winter projects done. Carpentry, painting, hardwood and tile flooring,kitchen bath remolding,Plumbing repairs and all other jobs around the house. No job to small. Lic. insured Call Paul at 781-422-6500 Furniture Repair From family heirlooms to Ethan Allen... tables, chairs, cabinets, and bookcases to kitchen cabinets. If it is broken - we can fix it. Call Ken, 781-585-7541. Eldercare Want to stay in own home but need some assistance? Nurturing,compassionate, friendly woman in 50's wants to help. Upbeat and interesting. Companionship, cooking, and more. Will even do hair and make-up on request! Call Maryellen 781-829-6974 or SPANISH/FRENCH TUTOR Licensed, experienced former Duxbury teachers seeking students of all ages for foreign language tutoring. References available. Ask about half off first two sessions! SAT tutoring also available. Call (508)728-3975 today! House Cleaning Home and/or office cleaning. Many years of experience. References available. Free estimates. Call 508-746-0764 or 339-832-0616.


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Custom Interior Woodworking Alterations and interior finish work, built-in cabinets and media systems, historic restoration, period design, free design and drafting service. See me at Call Dave Drew, (h) 781-545-4246 or (c) 617-835-9044. H2Sew Custom home furnishings sewn by former Boston costume designer. Choose window treatments, home furnishings and alterations at rates you can afford. Call Hilary to discuss your project. Also offering private sewing lessons beginner to advanced. 617-869-6499 or visit Winter Painting Special Average size ceilings, $85; Average size walls, $255. Custom finishes and wallpapering. Interior and Exterior. Seniors receive 10% discount. Thirty years experience. Call Matt, 508-746-8115. Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244.

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Car & Truck Cleaning/Detailing Over 20 years experience. Interior-steam cleaning, leather treatments and odor removal, Exterior-waxing, polishing and compounding. Entire job completed by J. Scott Russell, Jr., owner. Local pick-up and delivery. Gift certificates available. For appointments/ information, 781-424-9113. Rosie's Cleaning We clean residences and offices. email or call home:781-812-1426 or cell:774-360-6485



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Removal Nasty vines, sheds, boats, stumps, brush, pools, brick and rubble, appliances, swing sets. Insured men promptly removing junque. Many years of local service. Call Chuck T., 781-424-8844. Window And Gutter Cleaning Let local firefighters brighten your day! Residential and storefront. Pressure washing - house, patio, deck, etc. Free gutter cleaning with every full house window job. Reasonable rates. References available. Fully insured. Keith McWalter. 781-340-5183 or cell-781-690-2000. Have Truck College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn, 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449.

At Your Service
Duxbury Computers Get expert computer and networking help and advice. Your Microsoft Small Business Specialist and QuickBooks Pro Advisor in Duxbury. Just call Will Zachmann at Canopus Research, Inc., 781-934-9800. Home Repairs/Improvements 25 years experience as Building Supt. in residential/condo/commercial properties. I will repair, install, upgrade, paint, finish interior carpentry and simple electrical/plumbing or give advice or assist you. Duxbury references. Steve at 508-633-3890 DUXHABIT@AOL.COM Painter / Carpenter / Handyman Experienced and professional family business. Free estimates. We will beat any price! Interior and exterior work, custom-made pergolas, wainscoting, wallpapering, painting, kitchens, cabinetry, vinyl siding, replacement windows, tiling, roofing, remodeling, home repairs. Call 508-851-0053 or email freshcoatpaint Miss Jane’s School Now enrolling September 2011, ages 2 years 3 months to 4 years, pre-school/playgroup. Offering classes Tues., Wednesday, and Thiursday. 1, 2, or 3 day sessions available, 9am to 12:45pm Music, crafts, fun play, indoors and out. Lunch provided. Fully licensed by the State. Contact Jane Van Haur, 781-934-0350 or Plantation Shutters & Blinds Hunter Douglas blinds and shutters. Specializing in plantation shutters in real wood, composite, and vinyl. Free in-home consultation, free installation. Call for in-home quote. We offer lowest prices on shutters and blinds. Call 781-985-5480 Painter & Handyman Interior-exterior painting, light carpentry, small & larger jobs, meticulous neat work, excellent references. Reliable & honest. We are local. Please call Gerry, 617-538-5353 or Jim 617-689-1906.

Planes, Train & Automobiles

Pick-Up Truck For Sale 1997 blue 3/4 ton V-8, 8' bed, 143,000 miles, 1 owner. In good condition. $4,500 or best offer. Call Bob, 781-447-0026 ‘01 Altima - Price Reduced! 2001 Nissan Altima, only 80,000 miles, Silver, no dents or rust, good AC, great commuter car. Excellent condition. Price reduced to only $4895. Call Tom at 617-817-4299.

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Dog walking and more. High energy dog or just a busy week? Call Jim Hermitage, 339-933-0747. Halifax and surrounding towns. Bonded and insured.

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Piano/Keyboard Lessons Children and adults. 20+ years experience. BA Music. Classical or pop. Music theory, sight reading, ear training. Great foundation for other instruments or just for fun. or call 781-789-6140. Fishing Charters Outstanding charters for striped bass & blues. Offshore tuna. Freshwater canoe trips for trout, smallmouth, largemouth bass. Bird watching excursions. Clamming trips. Flycasting lessons. Scenic bay tours. Gift Certificates. Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. 781-934-2838 Roofs Cleared of Snow Also, snow blowers and chain saws repaired and sharpened. Outboards, 15hp or under, light welding, small engine repair. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. Pickup and dropoff available. Call Todd, 781-936-8724. Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A local service. Windows start at $5 each. Also, repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install gutter screens. Also, repair window and door screens. (A great gift idea!) I answer my phone. Cell 508-523-9927. Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 30 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829.

Walkabout with Jim

Burns Snow Plowing Dependable 24/7 service. Priced by the season or by per time. Be ready for the next storm. Call James, 781-934-9896 or email

Pruning & Trimming Hazardous Removals Vista & Land Clearing Stump Grinding & Removals Aerial Work

Repair & Installation Title V Cert. Septic Inspector New Design Backhoe & Perc Test Demolition & Grading

1998 Buick LeSabre Meticulously maintained. Runs great, ready to go. 94,000 miles. Averaged about 8,000 miles per year. Asking $3700. Call 781-582-2065 or 339-788-0685. 18' Marshall Sanderling Catboat 1974 catboat; 6 HP Yamaha outboard, 1994 trailer included; both trailer and boat updated; Presently on mooring In Duxbury; $11,000. Call 781-934-6417 Model A Fenders Fenders for 1930 Model A Ford. Fiberglass, slightly used, good condition. $475. Call 781-834-8040 eves.

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36’ Sabre “Spartina” 1986. Excellent condition, fully equipped. Great boat for cruising couple or family. Roller furling main and genoa. Full electronics (radar, GPS chart plotter, autopilot...) power windlass, ESPAR hot air heating system etc. Price drastically reduced, $59,000. 781-452-7321.


Halmatic 8.80 Motor Sailer You could buy a new 14’ outboard or, for the same price, my motor sailer which sleeps 5 in full-length berths. Recently rebuilt 40HP diesel engine, 3 sails, shallow draft. Galley, head, equipped. Ideal for local waters. $19,950. 781-934-2132. Selling your car or boat? For less than the cost of a tank of gas you can reach more than 10,000 potential buyers in the Clipper.Classifieds. To place your ad call 781-934-2811 or visit us on the web at Acura MDX 2002 2002 Acura MDX For Sale. Good condition, 132k miles. Black exterior, beige interior. 4wd. Fold up 3rd row of seats. $7,500. Call 781-934-0803.


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8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or by appointment. Any person wishing to comment on the applicant's proposal should appear at public hearing at the time and place noted above. Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Appeals, 878 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 no later than 7:30 p.m. on February 10, 2011. Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the application and any accompanying materials

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in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the public hearing should be made at least three business days in advance by contacting Danielle Brandon at (781) 934-1100, ext. 122. Judith A. Barrett Judith A. Barrett, Chair Board of Appeals Adv: 01/26/11 2/02/11 Case #11-01 1D - Jan. 26, Feb. 2, ‘11 -

Shaw 24’ Classic Yawl Built 1961 Jensen in Denmark. Midget ocean/racing cruiser. Mahogany, oak, sitka, teak, double planked mahogany. Teak centerboard, bronze centerboard trunk, 1500 lb. slotted lead keel. Accomodations: four berths, galley, head. $6000. 508-747-1235.

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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL Price reduced! Alpine white w/sandstone leather. Capt. chairs. New (9/10) factory installed trans. w/3yr. 100k mi. warranty. Always garaged dealer serviced. 84k mi. Excellent condition. Title in hand. $12,900/b.o. Call 781-820-8874.

2004 Pursuit 2270 Center console. Low hours, T-Top, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke, color fishfinder, GPS, live bait well, brand new aluminum Venture tandem trailer with disc brakes. $26,900. Call George, 781-561-5995.

The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing in the Mural Room at Town Hall, 878 Tremont Street, on February 10, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. to consider the application of Benjamin A. Carlson for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 401.2 , 410.4 and 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The property is located at 5 Spring Street, parcel no. 202-998-601 of the Duxbury Assessors Map, consisting of 9,148 sq ft. in the Residential Compatibility District and owned by Benjamin A. Carlson, 5 Spring Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to remodel and enlarge a pre-existing, nonconforming structure. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of

2002 Hitchhiker 5th Wheel 31.5’ long, 3 slides, glide ride hitch, new tires, new water heater, rebuilt furnace. Propane/electric refrigerator and heater. Queen-size bed w/upgraded matteress. Double sleeper sofa. TV and stereo system. Desk station set up for computer. Storage inside and out. Excellent condition, asking $19,999. 617-538-2113. 4

Starter Boat, Motor, Trailer 'Crestliner' 14' aluminum open runabout with 15HP electric start Suzuki and a Venture trailer. All in excellent condition. All extras including anchor, lines, oars etc. $3500. Call 781-934-1332.

Everything Else Under the Sun
Mountain Bike Found Has front shocks and damaged rear wheel. Call for info. 781-934-5091.

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Sail $2,200 1988 Hunter '23 Free winter storage. Nissan 8.9 outboard; Three sails; Free boat stands. Available in Duxbury for viewing. Kevin, 617-620-9479 or Ron, 781-724-1270.

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2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible Excellent condition, 44,200 miles, 6-speed manual, traction control, leather interior, dual front and side airbags, alloy wheels, ABS, cruise control, run flat tires, rear parking sensors, 4 new tires, Minimal winter use. Garaged. $17,250. 781-424-1102.
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Audio books available

Brush burning permits available
Brush burning permits are available for purchase during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost of the burning permit is $10 for the season. The Duxbury Fire Department only accepts checks. Cash will not be accepted. Burning permits will be sold only at the Central Fire Station located at 668 Tremont St. The last day of burning season will be May 1. Residents are strongly encouraged to get their burning done early because burning will be very limited if we have a dry spring. Burning without a 2011 permit is a violation and burning privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the burning season. Burning permits are only for brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry products. Burning of leaves, grass, hay, straw, stumps, finish lumber, or construction debris is strictly prohibited and doing so will be cause for immediate revocation of the permit. Burning must be done on land proximate to where the brush is generated, it must be done at least 75 feet from a dwelling, and adequate resources must be available to immediately extinguish the fire if requested to do so by a fire official. Burning will only be permitted when weather and wind conditions are acceptable.

eBooks available
Electronic books or eBooks are available for free downloads from the Duxbury Free Library to your Nook, Sony eReader and other open format devices; but not the Kindle because it is not open format. The Old Colony Library Network has purchased hundreds of eBooks that Duxbury card holders can download via Overdrive. Access to the eBooks is through our Library catalog, found in the header under: Download E-books and audio. Also there are three eReaders available at the Reference Desk if someone is interested in examining an eReader.

A collection of 34 young adult (teen) interest titles in the Playaway format is available at the library. These are individually packaged mp3 devices that have a single title loaded on them for listening while you walk, ride, sit. They come with ear phones and an extra AAA battery if you need it. Listen to a popular current teen title or some of the books on the high school reading list while you do other things. To browse the collection, go to the teen lounge on the upper level of the Duxbury Free Library and look under the window. They can be checked out for two weeks.

Display case open to the public

Are you a person who is so interested in some type of item, that you can’t get enough? Perhaps you collect buttons, or bird ornaments, or glass paperweights. Or maybe you inherited Aunt Millie’s international yo-yo collection. Would you like to show off your collectibles to the community? The Duxbury Free Library provides a display case for this purpose. Past case collections have included mermaids, baskets, teddy bears, Red Sox memorabilia, Duxbury photos, tiny boxes, a crow collection, postcards, and record albums from the 60’s and 70’s. Call the library at 781-934-2721 x108, or stop by the circulation desk and reserve the case now.


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Ground Effects is pleased to announce that Ann Sheridan, MCLP has joined our staff and has attained the highest level of certification within the landscape profession in the Commonwealth of Massachussetts. She has taken and passed the Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional examination conducted by the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals. Ann is a long standing Duxbury resident. Ann has over 30 years of experience in the landscape industry and has a bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture from LSU, a Mass Pesticide License, as well as the MCLP. Call Ann for all of your landscaping needs. 804 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 781-834-1118 •



Ground Effects


For the Valentine Gift that will last longer than a week!
5 cases of
A Great Selection for under $100.00!
jewelry for under $500.00





18 Washington Street
(across from London Looks next to the Girl Scout House)


This form is for parents who want to congratulate their children on their success. Ads are $35. If you would like to run a larger business display ad in our graduation issue please call 781-934-2811, ext. 23 or email When completed send this form with payment to: Duxbury Clipper, PO Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331. Your ad will be published in our special section June 8. Your name___________________________________ Text for ad________________________________________ Address_____________________________________ _________________________________________________ Phone______________________________________ _________________________________________________ Graduate’s name______________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Payment info: __ Check for $35 enclosed. ___Charge $35 to my credit card: VISA-MC-DISC-AMEX Special Instructions_______________________________ Number___________________________Exp_______ _________________________________________________ Billing address on card_________________________ _________________________________________________

You may submit one or two photos. Email JPEGs to or send prints with your order form. If you wish to design your own ad email a pdf with fonts embedded (3.5’’ x 5’’) The deadline is May 27, 2011

Congratulations Jarad!
We love you and are so proud of you. Wishing you a future filled with happiness and adventure. And remember “the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Love, Mom, Dad & Jenna

We love you!
Mom, Dad, Becky & Christopher

Duxbury Business Association

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