Duxbury Clipper 2011_16_02 | School Meal | Board Of Directors

Board blesses school plan

$2.9 mil for design money will be on Town Meeting warrant
Voters will decide on the fate of the new school project at this year’s annual Town Meeting, after the Board of Selectmen voted 3-0 to support an article seeking $2.9 million in design funds at their meeting Monday night. “It’s daunting,” said Selectman Betsy Sullivan, talking about the project’s impact on taxpayers. However, she
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More Town MeeTing news Planning Board protests study article ...................... page 6 Fire station renovation bids come in .................. page 4

commended the School Building Committee’s work, and said they had proven their case for new construction over renovation.
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Miss spelled: The winners of the best costume for students at the deF spelling Bee were Maddie Benoit, Annabel Mclaughlin and sophie Macaulay. For more photos see page 18. Photo by Karen Wong

The play’s the thing
he Bay Players are back. In some ways, they never left –– the community theater troupe has been performing locally in Marshfield and Duxbury residents have always been involved –– but the group is back in their hometown, doing shows at the Cornerstone Masonic Lodge on Washington Street. The group was formed
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The Bay Players come home to Duxbury

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what: Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley. where: Cornerstone Lodge, Washington St. when: March 4, 5, 11 and 12, 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 general admission, $15 students/seniors. info: Call 781-361-2453 or visit bayplayers.org

in Duxbury during the 1950s and used to perform in the Good Knight black box theater at Duxbury High School, where they put on plays and musicals. “They were very active for a long, long time,” said Duxbury resident Phil Markella, who has been the Players’ president since December. The Bay Players were more recently housed at the
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Chartwells touts menu changes
The new food service company for the public schools is earning praise from teachers and staff, but company officials admit the introduction of healthier food has produced a mixed reaction from students. Chartwells was hired by
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Participation in school lunch is leveling out; turning a profit
the School Committee last year after a subcommittee recommended privatizing the school department’s school lunch (and breakfast) program. The program had been running at a six-figure deficit for years, and participation in what should be a profit-making venture for the
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The Duxbury Middle School honor roll that was printed in last week’s Clipper was for the first term. There has been some confusion because the honor roll for first terms was released so close to the issuance of term 2 report cards.

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The Duxbury chapter of American Field Services, or AFS, is holding a fruit sale to support exchange programs. Duxbury’s adult AFS chapter helps make it possible for Duxbury High School students to study in foreign countries and enriches the experiences of foreign students who live with local families while attending school in Duxbury. Cases of Florida red grapefruit, California navel oranges, Florida juice oranges or a combo box of navels, grapefruits and pears can be ordered until Feb. 18. The fruit will be delivered in early March. For more information or to place an order, phone 781-319-0429 or email rmyanulis@netzero.net.

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Historical Society gives out HS volunteer awards
he Duxbury Rural and Historical Society held its annual meeting on Jan. 25 during which several key volunteers were recognized with awards. Nancy H. Martin was given an award for preservation. Martin has volunteered numerous hours at the Drew Archival Library in the Wright Building. Among her projects there was the installation of an exhibit in the oval room of the Wright Building. In putting this together, she researched 19th century Chinese artwork and digitized rare paintings in the society’s collection done by artist Sunqua. The Sunqua paintings had been brought back to Duxbury by a local master mariner in the 19th century. Martin also helped to organize the recent large acquisition of books and records from the Soule Kindred of America that are now kept at the Drew Archives. The society’s volunteer award for education went to Mary Alisa Sherman for her many years of service as a docent at the King Caesar House and tour guide for the society’s school programs for second and fifth graders. Sherman has led bus tours and walking tours for students and made herself available for special tours of the King Caesar House, helping to interpret one of Duxbury’s historic landmarks for countless visits. Alex and Megan Marconi earned the Society’s award for activities. For the past two years, the couple has organized the Christmas Members Party at the King Caesar House. It is the society’s largest annual event, and presents many challenges for the volun-

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A Hanover man was arrested by Duxbury Police last week after allegedly drunkenly crashing into an elderly woman’s home, then assaulting her when she tried to help. Michael Hennebury, age 37, of Hanover drove his pickup truck off the road and onto the lawn of an Abrams Hill home around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, according to a release from Police Chief Matthew Clancy. The vehicle got stuck, and a woman in her 70s went outside to see what was going on. When she approached the truck Hennebury got out and and kicked her several times, according to police. When the woman fell to the ground he continued to kick her in the head and face. Officer Tom Johnson arrived on scene and found Hennebury attempting to drive the vehicle out of the snow. Hennebury was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery on a person over 60, operating under the influence of liquor (fourth offense), and numerous traffic violations. Although she had visible injuries, the victim refused medical treatment and returned to her home, police said.
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Bids for fire station project opened
Public Safety Building Committee finalizes plans
The filed sub-bids for the fire station renovation project were opened last week and now the Public Safety Building Committee is waiting to see if both these bids and the full construction bid will make it under their estimate of $4 million. The complete project bids will be opened Thursday afternoon. According to committee member and Selectman Shawn Dahlen, the sub bids are in line with estimates the committee received from its architect. Dahlen said he expects the total cost of the main fire station renovation to remain at or just under the current estimate of $3.95 million. He said the committee has been “fine tuning” the project and has asked Fire Chief Kevin Nord to “get proposals for everything,” such as equipment and furnishings, so there are no hidden costs or surprises. Fire station renovation plans call for demolishing the north wing of the building that houses the fire fighter’s crew quarters and replacing it with a new 6,170 square foot twostory addition with administrative offices on the first floor and crew living space above. The new crew quarters will have four bunkrooms, male and female bathrooms, a day room, fitness area and kitchen. The first floor will contain the chief’s office and other offices, meeting rooms, a first aid room, a decontamination room and a gear turn-out area. There will be two fire poles in the upgraded station. Attached to the rear of the addition will be a three-bay 1,690 square foot garage for storing the fire department’s smaller equipment. The two additions total 7,860 square feet in new space. The current emergency operations wing and central fire truck garage bays will remain and will be upgraded with new lighting, heating and a fire alarm system. The illegal inspection pit will be removed and the apparatus bay will receive required seismic upgrades. There will also be site work for a new septic system and improved parking, drainage and landscaping. The antique fire equipment barn in the rear of the property will be razed. The fire station renovation project is to be funded through a debt exclusion, or a temporary property tax increase that lasts only as long as it takes to pay for the project. Approving the fire station addition will require both an affirmative vote at the annual Town Meeting March 12 and approval of the debt exclusion ballot question at the March 26 town election.
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A scale model on display at the last public safety Building Committee meeting shows the planned renovation to the fire station, including new crew quarters.

If the fire station project is approved, construction will begin July 2011 and should be completed by August 2012. Recently the Public Safety Building Committee agreed to ask voters to fund both the design and construction of a new police station, and now, Dahlen said he wants the committee to agree that the building won’t cost any more than $6 million. The current estimate is $6.45 million. In fact, he’d like the price to be under $6 million. “We really want to get below that number if we can,” he said. Dahlen said the committee has been reviewing all the parts of a new police station and has asked the police department to get concrete prices on its required items such as equipment. “We have pushed back on every number,” said Dahlen. “I want every number to be absolute.” The conceptual plans for a new police station show a onestory, 15,200 square foot building on 19 acres of town-owned land on Mayflower Street adjacent to the transfer station. Also outlined on the plans is a separate 1,000 square foot outbuilding for police equipment. Like the fire station project, the new police station will be funded through a debt exclusion and will increase residents’ taxes. It too requires a 2/3 vote at the annual Town Meeting on March 12 and a majority vote at the ballot on election day March 26 If voters approve the police station project, construction could begin later this fall. If the public safety projects do not receive voter sup-

port, the police and fire chiefs have said they will ask for extensive repairs to their respective stations through the capital budget. Chief Nord said he hasn’t spent $10,000 allotted to him by Town Meeting last year for repairs to the station in the hopes that the renovation project will pass. But if the project doesn’t, he said he must spend that money to “make emergency repairs” to the station. The fire station’s roof leaks and it needs new heating, plumbing and electrical systems, he said. “We’ll be back the following year, asking you the same question” for a renovated station, said Nord. “It’s a justkeep-sticking-your-finger-inthe-dike situation.” Police Chief Matthew Clancy said if the new police station project doesn’t pass, that he’ll need a lot of money to fix up the current station. “I’ll have to come back with a major capital project,” said Clancy.

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Members of the planning Board took a break from their meeting down the hall to let the Board of selectmen know their displeasure with Article 32, which would have formed a government study committee to look at, among other things, making the planning Board appointed rather than elected. selectmen voted to postpone the article, deeming it “not ready for prime time.”

Selectmen pull government study article from warrant
Article would study making elected boards appointed; irks Planning Board members
The Board of Selectmen thought Article 32 on the Town Meeting warrant was merely a continuation of a discussion they started months ago about eliminating stipends and health benefits for part time elected officials. Members of the Planning Board however, weren’t happy with the fact that the government study committee being proposed by Article 32 would also look at making their board appointed rather than elected, and selectmen eventually voted to postpone the article, deeming it “not ready for prime time.” Selectmen Chairman Shawn Dahlen said the article really started out as a way to look at eliminating compensation for part-time elected officials. Members of the Board of Selectmen as well as the Board of Assessors are paid a small stipend, which isn’t much money, but it makes them eligible for the town’s health care plan. Dahlen said eliminating the benefits would save taxpayers about $70,000 per year. “A lot of it in my mind was to put all volunteers on an equitable field,” he said, noting that members of other boards such as the School Committee or Zoning Board of Appeals work just as hard without receiving any compensation. The issue hit a snag, however, when it came to the town clerk. The clerk is a full time job and a true town employee, however, it is an elected position. Dahlen was worried the town might not be able to eliminate benefits for other town employees without negaBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

tively affecting the clerk. The wording of the article that would have gone on the Town Meeting warrant would have given the government study committee a narrow charge. First, to determine if the position of town clerk, assessor, library trustee, Duxbury Housing Authority member and/or Planning Board member should be appointed; to determine if the position of town clerk, planning director, director of assessing and library director should be appointed by the town manager; and to see if elected town officials should receive compensation including health benefits. The first part of that charge clearly upset Planning Board Chairwoman Amy MacNab, who came down the hall with the rest of her board (the Planning Board also holds Monday night meetings at Town Hall) and read a prepared statement. “These issues have been addressed and answered,” MacNab said, referring to a study group from 2006 that looked at many of the same issues. “The five charges proposed in this study are more than hard to understand ... Is it really the correct use of power to keep forming new committees and keep asking the question until you get the answer you want?” She urged the board to reject the article. Selectman Christopher Donato agreed. “It seems somewhat of a power grab,” he said. Will Zachmann of Standish Street disagreed with the idea of making the town clerk appointed. “Having an elected town clerk is a long standing new

england tradition,” he said. “This is a very explicit agenda of an attempt to reduce citizen participation.” He called the proposal “offensive” and referred to the move as the “Chris Donato revenge act.” (Donato is the only member of the Board of Selectmen to accept health benefits. Betsy Sullivan said that she still thought some of the issues worth studying, even though the 2006 committee (which she and Planning Board member George Wadsworth sat on) touched on them. “Town Clerk is not the same position that it was 30 years ago. It is amazingly technical and tied to litigation,” she said. However, she said there were some parts of the article she was uncomfortable with, particularly any notion of taking away elected positions other than the town clerk. “I do in no way support taking anything away from the people who vote in Duxbury,” she said. Sullivan originally suggested amending the article on Town Meeting floor, but later changed her mind and said it should be passed over altogether. “I don’t think we’re there yet. I would move to IP it and bring it back after you fleshed it out with what you’re really want to do,” she said. “I’m always in favor of looking at how we do business and can we do better. Democracy is messy and it’s always a work in progress.” The board voted 3-0 to indefinitely postpone the article.

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The Duxbury arm of a real estate business that has tried –– and failed –– to develop the Millbrook neighborhood has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. S&G Associates of Duxbury filed in federal bankruptcy court on Feb. 4, according to a case summary. The company was an LLC set up by Silvia & Silvia, commercial real estate developers based in Osterville, to develop a 40B affordable housing project in Millbrook called Millbrook Crossing. The project would have been a mix of commercial space and apartments. That project ran into trouble with the Board of Health over the septic system. The developer wanted to raze the abandoned Goodrich Lumber building on Railroad Avenue and build a mounded septic system. The town at the time had a ban on such systems for new construction. The issue led to a war of words, as residents pushed back against the septic system and the building’s existing tenants expressed fears over rent and a lack of communication from the developer. This spilled over into actual violence when someone threw a rock through the window of Silvia & Silvia’s satellite office in Millbrook. The project
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was eventually withdrawn, and there is currently nothing pending before the town. S&G is described in corporate filings with the Mass. secretary of state’s office as a domestic limited liability company, organized in November of 2006. Floyd and Ronald Silvia are listed as managers, and the company’s principal office is listed as Silvia & Silvia’s main office in Osterville –– although the bankruptcy documents list the address as 80 Railroad Ave. in Duxbury. In the filing, S&G states that they estimate they would not have enough money to pay their unsecured creditors, of which they have between 1-39. Their assets are valued at between $1-10 million dollars –– as are their outstanding li-

abilities. S&G will have to produce further documentation to the court by Feb. 18, including a list of the company’s 20 largest creditors and a statement of financial affairs, according to the filing. There is a meeting scheduled for March 7. Silvia & Silvia did not return a phone call and e-mail seeking comment. The attorney handling the bankruptcy case, Gary Cruickshank, also did not respond to requests for comment. The former Goodrich lumber building has been the subject of ongoing foreclosure discussions. A foreclosure auction was originally scheduled for Jan. 21. It was rescheduled to Feb. 4, and has been postponed again until May 11.

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Duxbury Beach Preservation’s Ed Night Feb. 16
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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Religious society to make Duxbury their home
he Sisters of the Society of St. Margaret announced on Feb. 11 that they intend to make their property on Harden Hill Road in Duxbury their year-round residence and headquarters. The Sisters will build a new residence centered on their Duxbury property, with a design focused on environmental sustainability and rooted in traditional New England architectural style. Nine Sisters will live in the new building. The Sisters are looking forward to becoming a more permanent part of the Duxbury community and believe it is an ideal location from which they can continue their ministry. There will be a regular round of services of worship and other events to which the public will be welcome. Based in Boston since 1873, for the past 20 years the Sisters’ headquarters has been located in Roxbury in a 38,000 square foot building set on four acres of property. The building is too large for the Sisters and they cannot afford to stay there, especially at a time when they are focusing their limited resources on their mission in Haiti, where there is a desperate need for help and assistance. The Sisters are

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On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Duxbury Republican Town Committee has invited the candidates running for office in the upcoming town elections, as well as, the organizers of the Public Safety Building Committee and the School Building Committee for a meet and greet with its members. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Lodge at 585 Washington Street in Duxbury. There will be introductions from the candidates, brief committee presentations and time for Q&A. All members of the Duxbury community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bill Harris, chairman of the DRTC at 781-934-8788 or willmharris@gmail.com.

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Boy Scout Troop 62 Duxbury invites all to a Pancake Breakfast to raise money for the the Venturing Scouts of Troop 62. The breakfast will take place on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Holy Family Church from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the lower level. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. Troop 62 is very active in the community working on projects including Alden House Cleanup, Clark’s Island Preparation and many other volunteer efforts. Over the last couple of years the troop has grown to over 80 scouts (between the ages of 12-18) and has had over 15 fellow scouts achieve the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in scouting. In 2007 the troop established the Venturing Scouts of Troop 62. This group of scouts are between the ages of 14-18 who participate in more high adventure trips. In April, the venturing scouts will be attending Sea Base High Adventure Camp in The Bahamas. This trip requires that each scout have of a minimum rank of First Class as the scouts will be working on an active schooner for five days. This is a working vessel and not a pleasure cruise, and the scouts will be responsible for maintaining the ship as well as standing watch throughout the night.

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Margaret M. (MacDonald) McInerney, 88, of Scituate and Duxbury died Feb 10. She was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, one of 15 children of the late Stephen and Veronica (Campbell) MacDonald of north Lake. After high school, she ventured to Montreal, Washington, D.C. and Boston. She was employed at Lever Brothers in Cambridge where she met her future husband, “Jack.” Her mother had died unexpectedly at age 47 and their romance was put on hold while she returned home to help her father raise her many young brothers. After marriage, they started their family in Roslindale, later moving to Scituate and eventually Cohasset and Duxbury. In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. McInerney was a hostess and bookkeeper at the family restaurant and a volunteer at the Duxbury Senior Center and in child care. She was a devout Catholic, a daily communicant and lay assistant for years at Holy Family Parish of Duxbury. Mrs. McInerney was the wife of the late

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John T. McInerney and was predeceased by her sisters Annie MacIntire, Gertie Peters and Amelia Mallard, and brothers William and Kenny MacDonald. She leaves her sons, Walter McInerney and his fiancée Andrea Bernasconi of Scituate, Gerald McInerney and his companion Jennifer Gallagher of Brighton, Lawrence McInerney and his wife Eileen of Scituate; her daughter Rosanne Ross and her husband David of Marshfield; her sisters Theresa MacIsaac and Sister Rita MacDonald of Ontario; her brothers, John and Bernard MacDonald of P.E.I. and Walter, Leo, Ronnie and George MacDonald of Ontario; eight grandchildren and one greatgrandson. A funeral was held at the MacDonald Funeral Home on Feb. 15, followed by a funeral Mass at the Holy Family Church. Burial will be in the New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. Contributions in Mrs. McInerney’s memory may be made to the Scituate Food Pantry 344 Country Way Scituate, MA. 02066-3736.

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schools was down. The good news is that the program is now profitable –– to the tune of about $107,000, according to School Business Manager Susan Nauman. Susan Murray and Gail Oliveira from Chartwells came before the School Committee last Wednesday to give the board an update. “The biggest improvement is the menu,” said Murray. “We’ve gone over to healthier, a la carte items ... We’ve gotten some great feedback.” Chartwells has taken transfats out of the school lunch menus and has introduced lower-fat milk and more whole grain items, she said. Murray said that Chartwells has also repainted and renovated the cafeterias at both the high school and middle school. “I think they came out well,” she said. However, the transition hasn’t been without its bumps, and overall participation is still down. “I think we have great staff that works for the food services department,” said Oliveira. “But [the question is,] how do we change someone’s perception of eating.” She said that the company

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wants to be proactive in anticipating new governmental rules and regulations. “The guidelines are getting more strict. School districts across the country are being challenged,” she said. “I think for us, being new ... we just want to keep communicating, keep encouraging the reimbursable meal over snacks, and stay ahead of the curve in regards to what’s health.” In addition to the ongoing challenge of participation, Chartwells hit a snag when the school’s point of service machines broke down. Oliveira said the district was helpful in getting the terminals back online. School Committee Chairwoman Anne Ward asked the reps how they were tracking the participation numbers. Murray said they prepare monthly reports for Nauman. “We’d like to see the

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The Duxbury School Committee heard from district staff at their last meeting, speaking about the issues in school buildings that were compounded by the recent spate of bad weather. Duxbury Middle School Principal Blake Dalton said that his students lost a total of 113 hours of learning time when teachers had to be moved out of their classroom. The classroom moves had to happen four times. Two were for failures in the heating system, and two were because of wet classrooms. “You could have gone into the band room and ... if you stuck a sprinkler in the celling and turn it on I don’t think you could have gotten more water,” he said of the flooding. He said that the water ruined carpets in the music rooms that were brand new. However, he credited the students and teachers for soldiering on despite the building problems. “The band played on,” he said. “They don’t complain ... it’s what they’re used to.” He also said that because of the buildings multiple uses over the years (it has been a high school as well as an elementary school), the layout is not optimal for the pod/cluster teaching approach that is used in middle schools these days. “I know we’re doing an excellent job running a middle school in a high school building,” Dalton said. He said for that reason, rehabilitating the building would be difficult. “It would be an extreme challenge to be moving walls around, tearing the building apart to make that type of configuration,” he said. Other School Committee members agreed, pointing out that new classrooms have been crammed into spaces not designed for that use. “I’ve heard from some middle schoolers I know that it’s been a major distraction,” said Gary Magnuson. Duxbury High School sciBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

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ence department head Cheryl Lewis also came before the board with information on the facilities in the science labs. (See letter on page 25) Also at last Wednesday’s meeting, the board discussed the district’s strategic plan. Duxbury is just coming off a five-year plan. Member Mary Lou Buell asked if the district always hires a consultant (they are currently looking at proposals from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and Future Management Systems, the group used to hire new Superintendent Benedict Tantillo). “This should be Duxbury’s vision, what our plan is,” she said. “We need to figure out

ourselves what it is that we want our students to know, and be and accomplish by the time they’re done with their education.” Magnuson said they should look into hiring a firm to “keep things moving,” but cautioned that the direction should come from local people. “We don’t want to hire someone to write a plan for us ... if we hire someone, we want to hire someone who’s going to facilitate the process,” he said. There was some debate over whether the process would start right away or in the fall. Member John Heinstadt was concerned the study group would start off strong but lose momentum over the summer. Tantillo said he would ask the two groups what they would recommend for a timeline. He also said he and the administrative staff have been examining the district’s mission statement. “Everyone agreed it needs to be updated,” he said. “I think that’s a good place to start,” said Maureen Connolly.

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ipswitch Middle school/High school is an example of a co-located school that is also part of the state’s model school program. By participating in the model program, duxbury would choose an existing design and save on design time and construction costs.

The new building would be constructed behind the existing high school, so it could be done in stages without forcing students to temporary trailers or modulars. Those things are not reimbursable by the Massachusetts school Building Authority. Images courtesy of Elizabeth Lewis

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“I don’t think the debate is ever going to be about the need,” she said. The article, even if approved in a 2/3 vote on Town Meeting floor, is far from the final step in the process. The design money would also have to be approved at the ballot box. A special Town Meeting would then be held sometime in the fall to approve the total construction costs, and that number would also have to be voted in at the ballot box, most likely at a special election, unless the special Town Meeting is held before November. The total construction, or “turnkey” cost for the building is estimated at $130 million, but that number won’t be finalized until after the schematic design process is completed. School Building Chairwoman Elizabeth Lewis gave a presentation to the selectmen on the article and the case for new schools over repairing or renovating the existing building. “We’ve had custodians sleeping over at the middle school to make sure the boilers don’t die this winter,” she said of the middle school. “It’s gotten to the point that it is hindering the curriculum.” She pointed out that both the town’s 2000 master plan and an 2002 visit from an accreditation team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges highlighted the district’s aging middle school and high school. “Things haven’t gotten any better,” Lewis said. “It will be an expensive project no matter what gets done.” Lewis’ group looked at several options, including repairing or renovating the buildings. She said that even basic repairs would cost tax-

payers millions, and wouldn’t be eligible for reimbursement from the Mass. School Building Authority (as new construction would be.) She also pointed out that if repairs total more than 30 percent of assessed value of the buildings, they have to be brought into compliance with handicapped access and other building codes. The estimated costs of repairing the buildings are in some cases triple the assessed value of the buildings. “When it’s all said and done you haven’t got anything more than a good sound structure ... and you’re stuck with some of the things that don’t work right now,” she said. A team of architects from the School Building Authority visited DMS and DHS, Lewis said, and determined that the buildings weren’t worth repairing. The MSBA has recommended a co-located high school and middle school. New construction, she said, would be phased in such a way that students wouldn’t have to be housed in temporary trailers (which are not reimbursable by the MSBA). She also said a co-located school with a single pick up and drop off point may ease congestion on St. George Street. “It’s time to get them replaced,” she said. “It was time 20 years ago and it hasn’t gotten any better.” If Duxbury taxpayers approve all aspects of the project, the new school would likely be put out to bid and construction would begin by the spring of 2012. The new middle school portion of the project would take two years to complete; the high school, three. Lewis said that for the median home value in Duxbury, $481,000, the tax increase to pay for the project would be

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Wither the windmill?
Town officials are working to see if there is a spot in Duxbury that might be the perfect site for a municipal wind turbine that would provide the town with clean, renewable energy. The Alternative Energy Committee worked with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to obtain a $65,000 grant for a feasibility study, according to member Jim Goldenberg. This, after a preliminary study called a site assessment, was done last year, looked at several sites around town to see if there was any potential for a windmill in Duxbury. “What that study did was it took half a dozen possible sites and did a desktop analysis of their suitability for wind turbines, to see if any of the sites qualify for further study,” Goldenberg said. That study recommended the area between the DPW yard behind Town Hall and North Hill as a good site for a turbine. “Generally, being a coastal community, Duxbury has pretty good wind,” Goldenberg said. “It’s where is a wind turbine going to be most appropriate and where is it going to have the least negative impact ... You also don’t want to build it too far our where it’s going to be a prohibitive amount of money to connect it to the grid.” There was originally talk of building a temporary tower that could measure wind data, known as a MET tower, on the site. However, Goldenberg said that because there is enough information on weather patterns in this area, the tower won’t be necessary. “It’s more computer modBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

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eling than anything else,” he said. The feasibility study process, which will take six months, will look at things like wind resources, interconnection and access issues as well as noise generated, aesthetics, and impact on recreation. It will also give the town an idea of what building and maintaining a turbine would cost, and what it would generate in revenue. “It will give us a relatively detailed pro forma,” Goldenberg said. Town Meeting last year approved a bylaw that would allow a municipal turbine on town-owned land. However, the article didn’t come with a dime of funding, and the Alternative Energy Committee has sought out grants to fund further study of wind power in Duxbury. If the town does decide to build a windmill, there are two ways of doing it, Goldenberg said. The town could build and run the turbine themselves, or they could hire a third-party to

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For the last three years, I have had the honor and pleasure of being an assistant football coach at DHS. It has been one of the best experiences of my life. Therefore, it is with mixed emotions that I leave to become the head coach at Dover-Sherborn.

I live in Westwood and I drove 45 minutes every day to Duxbury to coach for free. I loved every minute of it. I never minded the drive. I never wanted to be paid. I was compensated with friendships and memories that are priceless.

The �irst time I took Exit 11 off Route 3 – and every time since – I was struck by the town’s beauty. Every single drive, I loved seeing the cranberry bogs and the stone walls. “There’s the police station. I’d better slow down. I’m driving too fast. I can’t wait for today’s practice. (Am I the only one who’s excited?) This week, we play ______. We’re gonna win as long as we…. And there’s the Murphy home. Bobby’s playing at Cornell. God, he was fast. Oops, gotta slow down again. Here’s the middle school. God, look at the performing arts complex. It’s gorgeous.” My �irst year coaching at DHS was 2008. That team was special – loaded with talent – but what impressed me most was the work ethic and intelligence of the players. Young men like Ben Urann, who recently told me he was doing plant toxicology testing and attending the Honors College at UMASS, and players like Tom Dacey, had made themselves bigger, faster, stronger, and better. In addition to being scholars and gentlemen off the �ield, they kicked butt on it – a winning combination. I remember meeting incredible parents like the moms of Quinn Cully, Pat McWilliams, and Matt Savard, and the daCunha family. And then you could grab a gourmet sandwich from Dorazio’s or a pastry from French Memories. And my God, the view! Is this place for real? My second year was also terri�ic. We won the league again. It was great watching Aaron Kramer start to reach his potential. Soon we’ll be seeing him play on Saturdays at BC. Perhaps one day he’ll play on Sundays. I hope he’ll remember his old line coach. I know I’ll remember him.

My second year I also came to appreciate how amazing the football staff is. Dave Maimaron is quietly building one of the best football programs in the state. He always pretends to be dumb – and when he called plays I disagreed with, he obviously was – but make no mistake. He’s very smart and very good at what he does, which is to make football players and turn boys into men. No less incredible is the work of Harry Taylor, the defensive coordinator and a gym teacher at school. He does a mountain of work each week to analyze �ilm of the opponent, devise a game plan, and best of all, he teaches it to the players in a simple, logical way. He never draws attention to himself because he only cares about the players. He should be commended for doing an outstanding job. The strength coach, Rob Ferrera, is equally deserving. I have witnessed the workouts he designs turn mediocre underclassmen into bigger, faster, stronger athletes who become dominant upperclassmen. Players like Nick Mann, Colman Duggan, and Dave Donovan are just some of the guys who supplied the work ethic, and Coach Ferrera was able to work his magic. The rest of the staff is fantastic. Coach Bob Clearly, who works with the wide receivers and Junior Varsity, is the longest tenured member of the staff. He serves as the program’s historian. “Coach, when is the last time Silver Lake beat us?” He knows. And he also acts as a calming in�luence on some of us coaches who – um, ahem – get a little too excited sometimes. Coach John “Tag” Taglieri coaches the defensive line and the Junior Varsity too. He reminds us that, “It’s not the X’s and O’s that matter. It’s the Jimmies and Joes. And your Jimmies and Joes had better be tough!” Coach Tag always has a joke on hand that puts a smile on our face.

I didn’t work as closely with some of the other coaches, but people like Mike Armandi, who teaches at the middle school and runs the Freshmen team, do a great job. Mike is always up-beat and always smiling. I wish I could always be in a good mood like him and I wish I had as many good ideas for offensive plays as he does. The trainer, Tim McPhillips, also teaches PE and does a fantastic job of keeping the players safe and healthy. I have coached at six different programs in four different states and I have never seen a trainer better manage the players’ desire to play, their ability to do so, the team’s needs, and what’s best for the young man’s health. This past season was perhaps the most special one for me. It was my third year with players like Nick Mann, Colman Duggan, Dave Donovan, Brett Harisimowicz, and Wes Dow. They worked tirelessly and sel�lessly and played intelligently. They might be teenagers technically but they are men in every sense of the word. I have two little boys of my own and if they grow up to be like those linemen I can die happy. One huge regret I have is moving on before I see other great guys fully develop. Players like Owen Gray, Mark Trudeau, Winston Shrom, Rob Kosherek, Gordon Acha, and others will certainly succeed if they train hard and play smart and together as their predecessors have. I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed watching game-�ilm with the team in the computer lab or at the Guilfoyles’ home. I could reach into my closet and pull out with pride the piles of Duxbury clothing I now have. (I’m about to add another Super Bowl ring to the collection!) But my favorite memory of all will be the following. (And I have tears in my eyes as I type this on a Tuesday night, at 10:21 PM, next to my sleeping wife.)

Here’s to hoping and knowing that these kids will continue to roll on. Sincerely, Joey Schotland

Duxbury Football is special. It’s not about football per se. It’s about family. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. P.S. – “Our goal is to go 1-0 this week. Do your job!” P.P.S. – Run the football!

Thanks to the players, I had the opportunity, on two cold December Saturday mornings, to ride out of town on the team bus. I saw parents and siblings lining the parking lot and waving signs and clanging bells. As the bus drove on, I saw more signs and footballs with the names, numbers, and faces of the seniors and other players on the team. Farther on, there were more parents and green and white balloons. (The family support touched me. I was born and raised in Washington, DC, where there isn’t that sense of community, so when I saw that in Duxbury, I cried. Fortunately, the players were sitting behind me.) As the bus turned onto the highway, the police escort put on their sirens. I remember thinking: “These kids don’t need a police escort. They don’t let anything get in their way.”

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DEF Spelling Bee

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The duxbury school Committee school Bees: Mary lou Buell, Anne ward and Maureen Connolly, were the winners of the Adult Hive.

The members of Bee-witched await the sign that they had the correct spelling of “asterisk.” Chathamn eldgredge, Ashleigh Hogan and samantha Moran went on to win the Middle school Hive.

Photos by Karen Wong

The Beat Box Bees: Jane Meurer, natalie, warren and lila Jones display their medals for being the 5th grade Hive winners.

The Bee-bers: Andrew Fearey, Frankie Tower and george rovegno were the winners of the 5th grade Hive. Their trusty sidekick Justin Beiber was always close by. we Beelieve duxburyCAres won the best adult costume Jen Klein, denise sundstrom and Kerri dowling.

The exterminators: James Cipolletti, Alex Hansman and piers Klein look confident.

old Beezers: Anne Hill, Bob Johnson, and Ken Bush figure out a word. despicable Bees were the winners of Best name and Champs of the 4th grade Hive. Charlie rubin, dylan Keating, and Cammack shepler.

The Bublegum Bees: Julia Jamieson, Kate Coakley and Molly guinen.

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f you are a home birder, winter is a great time for you. No dragging around in the bitter cold. Just pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and pick up the binoculars. If you have a decent collection of feeders set up where you can view them from your window, you can rack up a list of birds almost as impressive as the birder who rises at dawn and hits the woods. Of course you need to have good seed in your feeders, some cover nearby and, if possible, a source of water. Some suet hanging from a nearby tree will provide calories (and therefore, warmth) and will often attract woodpeckers. But if you want to do more, take a look at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology Web site. The opportunities for people who are interested in birds but are not ornithologists or even expert birders are many and diverse. Try EBIRD and contribute to the globally accessibly database they amass. Or use EBIRD to look at patterns of bird occurrence and how humans influence them. Contribute to Feeder Watch by keeping close records of what birds come to your feeder and submitting those records for inclusion in a global database. Find and monitor bird’s nests and send your records to Nest Watch. Scientists can use the information to track the reproductive success of North American breeding birds across the continent. Sign up to Celebrate Urban Birds, pick a small park or city garden or even a flower pot and observe the area for 10 minutes noting the presence or absence of 16 species of birds. You will receive a packet of information, flower seeds and a bird poster. This is a terrific project for children as is the Backyard Bird Count, the Pigeon Watch and the game of Camclickr of sorting camera images into categories. It even includes prizes! There are prizes too for the WeLoveBirds photo contest. Or collect kudos from your fellow birders for doing your first Big Sit, the sport of counting all the species of birds found in an area only 227 square feet in one day. (yes, birders are a little wacky). The Cornell Web site offers the amateur birder dozens of ways to improve their skills. Check out their sound and video archive or the animated maps of bird migration or read articles and blogs about birding, feeding birds, bird fluctuations. Learn how scientists saved Brown Pelicans in the Gulf oil spill or where to travel to see birds. Read book reviews, listen to The Sound of the Week or find out what the latest explanation of all those dead blackbirds is. Whether you want to know more about birds or want to join the Citizen Scientist program, birds.cornell.edu is a treasure trove. Take a look!

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Duxbury Before and After Dark Winter/Spring flyers were mailed out in mid-January to Duxbury residents, with details for over 80 classes for children and adults. Online, walk-in and mail-in registrations is ongoing. In order to register for classes online, families must create an Active Net account, or sign into an existing account at activenet.active.com/duxburyrecreation. For additional information, please visit the Before and After Dark Web site link at www.duxbury.k12.ma.us or call the office at 781-934-7633.
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The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend one of several upcoming information sessions regarding the proposed Middle and High School Rebuilding Project. The goal of the information sessions is to educate the public by providing accurate information about the school building project, projected costs to the town, and the current state of the middle and high school facilities. It is a great opportunity for residents to get answers to their questions. The speakers at these events will include Duxbury School Superintendent, Dr. Ben Tantillo; members of the School Committee; and/or members of the School Building Committee. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.– Tarklin Community Center Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. – High School, Student Lounge Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. – Duxbury Middle School Wednesday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. – Duxbury Senior Center Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. – Duxbury Middle School

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There will be an indoor golf tournament at the Kingsbury Club starting on Feb. 28 and continuing to March 10 to raise money for the Duxbury Lacrosse Boosters. There are a limited number of openings for a 7 p.m. tee time, so players will be slotted on a first come-first serve basis. Each team will play the front nine of Torrey Pines, San Diego. The two-person team with the Best Ball in the hole wins the hole. (Lowest gross score). It’s a match play format, scored by stroke play. Each team will play the entire nine holes. The tournament is open to all Duxbury Lacrosse Fans. The two teams with the lowest gross score will tee off for an 18 hole match play round on Friday March 11 at 7 p.m. Only one team will be crowned 2011 Golf Fest Champions. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 24. Cost is $50 per player, Payable to: Duxbury Lacrosse Boosters. Mail to Greg Gomer 21 Pine St., Duxbury, MA 02332. E-mail Greg Gomer at gbgom@aol.com your team members, including phone numbers and e-mail. For more information, contact Greg Gomer at 617-967-0303 or Jim Burke at 617-947-6463 or jim@ duxburyma.com.

Third annual Winter Golf Fest

Babe (Jessica Corey) lenny (Jess wilson) and Meg (siobhan stackpole) look over their scripts during a rehearsal for the Bay players’ production of “Crimes of the Heart” at the Cornerstone Masonic lodge on washington street.

Bay players return home
Zone Theatre in Marshfield, but they moved to the Cornerstone Lodge last year, where they put on a summer theater camp for teens and produced “On Golden Pond” in November.
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UpCoMing BAY plAYers sHows “The Man who Came to dinner” Directed by Lance Norris Auditions: April 4, 6, 7 performances: June 17, 18, 24, 25 “sylvia” Directed by Anne Gardnier Auditions: week of June 6 performances: July 22, 23, 29, 30 Teen Musical Camp “into the woods” Directed by Theresa Chiasson and Marcie Herold rehearsals: begin June 27 performances: August 12, 13 “Breath of spring” Directed by Richard White Auditions: August 29, 30 performances: November 4,5,11,12

In March, “Crime of the Heart” by Beth Henley will take place in the main room at the lodge. “Crimes” is about the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The show won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play is Boston theater veteran Bill Gardiner’s first time at the helm for the Bay Players. Gardiner, who teaches theater at the Boston University Academy, was approached by a former president of the Players about pitching and directing a show in Duxbury. His wife Anne is the assistant director and will be helming

another production later in the season (see sidebar). “I’d heard about Bay Players in the past, but I never did anything with them,” Gardiner said. He thought “Crimes of the Heart” would be a natural fit for the troupe and the setting. “When I was in my 20s it was a piece that was done all the time,” he said. “It has very strong female roles, that’s always a good thing for community theater because females always outnumber the men.” Although the play was meant to be a reflection of current events and has turned into more of an early 70s period piece, Gardiner still feels the central themes of people struggling to escape the cycle of a dysfunctional family still ring true today. “It’s a well-written play. I like the women in the play, they have a very clear journey,” he said. “The women transform themselves. There’s a realization that they can redefine themselves on their own terms. “They discover that they are capable and worthy of love ... Lord knows, when doesn’t that resonate?” Despite the group’s deep history in the community, all of the cast in this show are new to the Bay Players. “It has been really interesting,” said Duxbury resident Matt Brady, who plays Doc Porter. “It’s amazing to see how it all comes together.” Brady grew up in Duxbury, and recently moved back to town in 2007. He said he hasn’t acted since high school, but once the theater bug bites, it’s hard to shake. “I just wanted to get back into it,” he said. Markella did theater at Duxbury High School, and was approached to be in a Bay Players show but it didn’t work out when he went off to college. In 2009, he auditioned for Plaza Suite with the Players, and has been involved ever since.

“I’ve always had an interest in it,” he said of community theater. “It’s escapism. Some people golf, I like to do theater.” The group doesn’t do musicals any more –– more of a logistics issue than an artistic choice –– but they do a comedy or drama each season, in addition to the teen camp and dinner mystery theater. “Comedies are good sellers,” Markella said. “People like to come out and laugh.” While the group is still looking for a permanent home (“It’s never off our radar,” Markella said) the Lodge has been a good temporary home. “This has been a perfect fit for us for the time being,” Markella said. “The Masons have been very hospitable.” Anyone interested in finding out more about the Bay Players can visit their Web site, bayplayers.org. Markella said in addition to actors, they are always looking for backstage people –– stage managers, carpenters and front of house people. “Come to a meeting, just see what it’s all about,” he said. With this performance, Gardiner hopes that it isn’t about happy endings but hope for the future. “I had a teacher a long time ago who asked what do you want your audience to walk out with,” he said. “I would like my audience to walk out with a sense that, though these women ... the questions aren’t answered but there is hope.”

THE LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND CHRONIC PAIN
Obesity and chronic pain are significant problems for a large percentage of the U.S. population. Research also shows that the two problems are linked in that overweight individuals are at greater risk for chronic pain. Due to the excessive weight placed on their joints, overweight and obese individuals most commonly experience low back pain and osteoarthritis. A recent study also shows that overweight and obese individuals also are more likely to experience tension-type or migraine headache, fibromyalgia, abdominal pain, and chronic widespread pain. Researchers also point out that depression plays a role in contributing to chronic pain since it leads to sedentary behavior that inhibits movement. Chiropractic treatment can help break this vicious cycle by getting overweight individuals moving again. Find relief from the detrimental effects of obesity. Chiropractic places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness, and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. Please call LALONDE CHIROPRACTIC SPINE CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND and make an appointment. We are conveniently located at 42 Tremont St., Suite 10B (Rt 3A at Rt 3). Find relief from chronic pain, sports injuries, or stress, and improve your overall health with Cox® Technic that works with the body’s natural design to aid it in healing. Call 781.934.0943. P.S. The chiropractor can help relieve the restricted movement that overstressed joints suffer as a result of being overburdened by extra weight.

Join the Legion
Attention Veterans: Commander Sara Lansing invites 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. Please call or stop by for more information. The post is located at 5 West Street in Duxbury. 781-934-6225.

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Friends of Tarkiln fundraiser
The Friends of the Tarkiln Community Center are planning a fundraiser at that historic landmark on Saturday, April 2, from 7-10:30 p.m. Schoolhouse Rock is the name of the event which promises to be fun for all who attend. Music will be provided by the well-known local group, Despite Dwight. Members of the committee are currently collecting items for their silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available at Duxbury Wine and Spirits, Folk Art Antiques, The Studio and Westwinds Bookshop. Further information may be obtained at 781-934-6943 or at Tarkiln School @gmail.com.

Auction fundraiser

The Hydration station is in at dHs and is a big success. The students pictured using the new station are sam sweet and Colman duggan.

iltered tap water in throw-away bottles has got to be one of the biggest scams yet –– right up there with sub-prime mortgage derivatives and investing with Bernie Madoff. Yet we seem to have become disposable-bottle babies, hooked on drinking and tossing. Our frivolous drinking water habit is squandering energy, degrading the environment and picking our pockets at the same time. A few sobering statistics to consider: • It takes up to 2,000 times more energy to produce bottled tap water than tap water. • Bottled water produces over 2.5 THINkING GREEN million tons of carbon dioxide a year. • north America uses more bottled water than any other continent (30.3 percent of all the bottled water used on the planet). In Duxbury, though, instead of taking a laissez faire attitude (as we seem to towards in-law apartments) we are taking specific action to staunch the use of bottled water. Hopefully, we are beginning to cure ourselves of our bottled water addiction. Disposable bottled water on the tables of televised selectmen’s and school board meetings was clearly sending the wrong message! To counteract this effect, Sustainable Duxbury decided to give board members reusable water bottles for their meetings. It was a successful move but a preliminary one. More needed to be done. Arguably, the folks at Sustainable Duxbury concluded that school agers would be more concerned with a sustainable environment and more accepting of change than their parents and grandparents, so they decided to see what the drinking water situation was at Duxbury High. They found that bottled water was being sold in dispensing machines in the cafeteria. While conventional bubblers were available at various locations in the building they were often shunned by students who felt a need to bring drinking water with them to athletic and other school and extra curricular activities. What seemed to be needed was some sort of easy-to-use water dispenser at which students, faculty and staff could conveniently fill reusable water bottles. A little research uncovered a device which seemed to fit the bill. Called a Hydration Station, it is a sleek stainless steel and ABS plastic wall mounted, semi-recessed unit which fills reusable bottles with state of the art fresh filtered water. Its trim 15” x 30” body packs enough advanced engineering features to capture the imagination of the most enthusiastic “techie.” For starters, the Hydration Station has an electronic sensor which enables hygienic touch-free filling of different sized water bottles. Its .8 gpm laminar flow facilitates fast fill-ups without splashes. A long lasting 2500 gallon carbon based filter in the unit is automatically monitored activating an indicator light when a replacement filter is needed. Considering the quality of materials and bells and whistles incorporated in the Hydration Station it is not surprising that its installed cost tops $2,000. School officials were enthusiastic but the school budget was already strained. So, Jim Savicki, Sustainable Duxbury’s co-chairman, looked around for a private sponsor and approached Island Creek’s Shore Gregory, Director of Business Development and overseer of the local firm’s charitable arm, The Island Creek Foundation. After carefully vetting the project, Island Creek generously agreed to underwrite the cost of the Hydration Station. As I submit this column, Duxbury’s new Hydration Station is being installed in Duxbury High School’s north lobby. It goes to show that when Duxbury volunteers, officials and environmentally minded local businesses get together, sustainable living takes a big step forward.

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Duxbury resident Stephen O’Brien, Jr. of Stephen O’Brien, Jr. Fine Arts, LLC and Copley Fine Arts Auctions, LLC, a leading auction company for antique decoys and sporting art, will be featured as an appraiser at the Antique Show on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 at Duxbury High School. Appraisals on Sunday, March 27 stephen o’ Brien, Jr. from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mr. O’Brien Appraiser at the 30th Annual will be joined by favorites Norman duxbury spring Antique show. and Judy McCulloch of Broadcove Auctions to appraise antiques and artwork. Don’t miss this chance to discover if you have a curiosity or a real treasure! For more information visit our Web site duxburyboosters.org or call Joanne Williams at 781-934-0111. Proceeds to benefit the Duxbury High School Athletic Program.

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Crimes of the Heart of Cornerstone Lodge

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Bill gardiner, a veteran of the Boston theater scene, is directing the show. His wife Anne is the assistant director, although she will be helming a show of her own later in the players’ season. The Bay players, who were founded and performed in duxbury for many years, recently returned to town and are performing at the Cornerstone Masonic lodge on washington street, beginning with “on golden pond” last november. lenny, played by Jess wilson, and Babe chat at the kitchen table. The entire play is set in the Mcgrath sisters’ kitchen.

gardiner gives a note to the cast during rehearsal at the Cornerstone lodge.

Jessica Corey plays Babe, the sister who is facing a murder charge after shooting her abusive husband.

Crimes of the Heart is often labeled a tragicomedy. Here the Mcgrath sisters Babe, lenny and Meg (played by siobhan stackpole) can’t help laughing at the tragedy of their grandfather’s stroke.

Meg, Barnett lloyd (played by steve levin) and Babe rehearse a scene. Alison Hutchinson plays Chick Boyle, a neighboring gossipy cousin.

Photos by Justin Graeber

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White Mountain trip for Troop 62
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Boy scout Troop 62 and Venture Crew 62 of duxbury experienced a white Mountain winter adventure this past weekend, snowshoeing six miles into the white Mountains to the Zealand AMC Hut. in their subzero sleeping bags, everyone was warm in the unheated bunkhouse with the outside temperatures of 5 degrees. The highlight of the trip may be the videos of the scout leader’s Yukon being pulled out of the snow bank! participants included: Brendan Allen, Tom Blanchard, Christine and elizabeth doherty, parker doyle, Brian Kelley, liam Macdonald, Matt McCutcheon, James and william oliver, Michael roberts Jr, Tom sarles, and ryan smith with adult leaders eddie Carll, Michael doherty, scott oliver, Michael roberts sr. and ed smith.

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AARP Driver Safety Program: Back by popular demand and rescheduled from a previous snow day, on Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (with an hour for lunch). Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling the Duxbury Senior Center front desk at 781-934-5774, ext. 100. Men’s Breakfast: Feb. 23 at 9 a.m., Justin Graeber, Editor-in-Chief of the Duxbury Clipper, will be the special guest. Please call in advance to reserve a spot for breakfast ($4) by calling 781-934-5774, ext. 100. Health and Wellness: Your hearing health is a very important part of your total health picture. On the third Thursday of every month (Feb. 17), from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Miracle Ear takes appointments at the Duxbury Senior Center for hearing screenings. These screenings are free of charge. Please call Peggy at 781-934-5774, ext. 104 to make an appointment. now is the perfect time to discuss your concerns, ask questions and have your hearing assessed. Also, to learn more about hearing loss, including simple tips for dealing with hearing loss, join us at the Duxbury Senior Center on March 3 for a discussion on your Hearing Health presented by Beltone. Art Matters presentation: At 10 a.m. on March 1, this month’s presentation will feature the Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. 2010 Tax Assistance 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.

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Write It Down seminar at the library
The Duxbury Free Library will present a personal writing seminar on March 6 for all who have dreamed of getting down on paper who you are and what you have contributed to friends, family and the community. Mary Conway, a lifelong educator and writer herself, will assist interested and motivated individuals to begin the fun and reflective process. Perhaps you had a unique childhood, or grew up in a neighborhood with a cast of characters. Maybe you have always wanted to begin journal writing, and haven’t been able to get started. The facts of your own life may be more profound than fiction. Mary will conduct writing exercises to stimulate your natural talent and empower you to begin. Registration is free but limited to 15 people. This is a one time, two-hour seminar, conducted on Sunday March 6, from 2-4 p.m. in the Merry Meeting Room. To register, call or stop by the circulation desk, 781-934-2721.

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he PBSC announced constructions costs of $3.953 million for the fire station, including site improvements. The latter includes a new septic system, improved parking, drainage, and landscaping. The north wing would be demolished and replaced with a 7,860 sq. ft. building. This is not renovation, but demolition and reconstruction. The cost per square foot would be about $503, a very high cost by all standards. By comparison, luxury condos in Boston cost the buyer about $300 to $350, which includes a hefty profit. According to standardized estimating principles, the

What justifies the fire station cost?

In that vein, we would like to remind candidates for office and Clipper readers of our election policy:

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Reminder of the Clipper’s election policy
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cost of a two story brick-faced building with concrete block back up walls , steel beam, and three bay garage should be about $200/sq. ft. The public needs to know the answers to the following questions about the PBSC decision: • What studies were done to determine the need? • On what basis were the future needs for space, increased work force and equipment determined? • Have future needs in terms of emergency and non emergency responses been analyzed? • Will the responses decrease, increase or stay about the same? There will be more

houses, but better equipped, with installed smoke detectors, fire alarm systems and fire resistant materials. • Will the engines/equipment be bigger, or could they be smaller, occupying less space , due to new technology and efficiency. • Do we need a larger work force, or will the number stay the same, or be less, due to better training, efficient equipment, and improved shift scheduling? The decision as to whether or not this project is funded hinges on how successfully PSBC communicates with the taxpayers in print and at Town Meeting in March 2011. Yesugey Oktay, P.E Seabury Point Road

• Candidates for office are allowed a one-time, maximum 400 word “kick-off” press release with a photo free of charge. This release can be submitted any time except in the two issues prior to the election. • Small press releases about community coffees and the like can be accepted, and will be placed in the paper under the heading “candidates’ corner.” • Fundraising events are not included in the community calendar or run as press releases. • First-person letters from sitting officials or candidates may be considered as letters to the editor, as long as they adhere to the existing letters to the editor policy.

Town needs to come to its senses ––––———
erhaps it takes a shod foot in the temple for me, and I hope figuratively for the town, to come to our senses. As many in town may now know, I was physically and verbally assaulted outside of my home a few days ago. [See story on page 3. -Ed.] It was a horrific few minutes for me, but thankfully I emerged with only multiple contusions including a “beautiful” shiner. I want to commend the po-

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lice department and the EMTs that came to my assistance that night. They were all most compassionate, caring and professional. On subsequent visits to the police station due to this altercation, I am appalled at the conditions that these professionals who look after our well being are expected to work under. I know that all department in town have their “fiefdoms” and want to direct town money

their way. However, it is very clear to me that the police department should be on the top of our list at Town Meeting for much improved working conditions. From the exterior, the building fits right in to the Duxbury landscape, but once inside it is clearly evident that the station is woefully inadequate and should be an embarrassment for our town. Name withheld Abrams Hill

he town of Duxbury is about to vote on whether or not to rebuild our middle school and high school. After a 350-page feasibility study by independent, professional, paid consultants, voted on and paid for by our town, the School Building Committee was formed. This group includes four engineers, two high-level construction professionals, an architect, a surveyor, the superintendent, two principals, and a member of the Board of Selectmen, Board of Conservation, and Finance Committee. For a person who may not have even entered these buildings to recommend reno-

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vation and/or repair during the summer months is irresponsible. Simply put and after a great deal of work by the SBC: a

brand new co-joined school building, after state-guaranteed reimbursement of over 43 percent, is less costly than renovating the two schools over the next 8-10 years. Tax implications are real and have not been entered into lightly by the SBC or the administration, but the time has come for Duxbury to address these two buildings and the recommendation is to rebuild, not renovate or repair. Join me in voting yes at Town Meeting on March 12, and the town election on March 26. Selden Tearse Bay Road

Questions for School Committee Thanks for the Dumb idea: Making old into new round town there where I needed to go. have two questions for to undergo what seems to be Along that line of thought, are many discusthe school administra- a terribly expensive program? recognition sions going on it seems to me that investing a tion to which I would This should be investigated
like to have factual, unbiased answers: 1. By building replacement, are we covering up our own poor performance of routine maintenance? 2. Apparently most of the vehicles parked in the school parking lots belong to the students. This would seem to have implications for our existing bussing system. Is moving the high school back to make a bigger parking area for students a further reason

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and discussed, too. I was taken aback when we passed one “Taj Mahal” (PAC) monument to a since departed superintendent. I don’t intend to be taken in again this time. All taxpayers should attend this Town Meeting, or at least read/think about the letters written on pages 24 and 25 of the Feb.2, 2011 Clipper. I hope reason prevails. John B. Nash Chapel Street

o the Board of Selectmen and the town of Duxbury, Thank you for the certificate of appreciation for the window work done at the Tarkiln Community Center. The efforts of preservation represent the work of many, and Duxbury is fortunate to have the dedication of Susanna Sheehan and the legion of volunteers who believed in this project. Linda Kucera Hingham

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about the proposals to build or rebuild our schools. In my mind it makes no sense to spend millions of dollars to try to convert our old schools into up to date and up to code new schools. It would be like me trying to convert my 1996 Jeep into a 2011 Corvette. But on the other hand, I could invest a few bucks into the needed repairs, and I would then at least I would have a vehicle worthy of the road. Granted it would not be beautiful, but it would be functional, and it would get me

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few million dollars to update systems (heating and roofs) that extend the life of existing buildings would be a more prudent way of utilizing our tax dollars. If we go forward with building new schools our children that will be entering Kindergarten this year will be in their thirties, and their children will be entering grade school when the new school “temporary tax increase” expires. Richard Brennen Myrtle Street

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Scientifically speaking, high school labs needs improvement
s teachers and administrators responsible for curriculum at DMS and DHS, we know firsthand how our 1960s era buildings impact science and technology learning. Duxbury students receive top-notch science knowledge, but they do not acquire the same laboratory and technology skills as students in numerous other districts with more modern facilities. When our students enter college, they are at a disadvantage, competing with students with superior skills. According to the National Science Foundation, the prototypical high school science lab should be approximately 1,600 to 1,800 square feet to accommodate a combined, but separate, lab station area and discussion area. Our science classrooms are undersized at 1,100 square feet and, for most, the lab stations and discussion areas share the same space. In most DHS and DMS science classrooms, labs, including dissections, are completed at student desks. Most of our classrooms have narrow lab counters that face the wall on three sides of the classroom. Students work on labs facing the walls and cannot see the teacher, and teachers cannot easily view students and monitor their work. With 24 students using Bunsen burners, hot plates, chemicals and other lab equipment, there are potential hazards. Lab stations should be bench types that have island, peninsula, or island cluster design to allow teachers to view all student activity and to allow students to move and observe freely and work in groups. Our classrooms lack basic built-in equipment, such as fume hoods, storage and correctly designed safety showers. Some of our science classrooms do not even have hot
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water. All science classrooms should come equipped with three to four fume hoods, so students can learn to work with hazardous chemicals prior to going to college. Due to electrical limitations, we cannot run more than five hot plates or five microscopes in a classroom without blowing a fuse. That means multiple groups must share equipment, further reducing the numbers of students that get their hands on the equipment. I currently have a student who reports that because of our building deficiencies, her lab skills lag those of students from other districts that she’s worked with in summer programs. As a result, she feels she has a gap in her education that will impact her as she moves on to college. Our students are also behind in the acquisition of technology skills, largely due to the limitations at DMS and DHS. Students cannot consistently access our school network as it is not capable of handling all the users. When students go to college, they are expected to be able to use computers to make presentations, work on group projects, create graphics, appropriately e-mail professors, enter lab data, and work in online environments. According to the NSF, each lab station in a science classroom should have a computer for student use as they are working on labs and projects. Science classrooms suffer from the deficiencies of our general classrooms: a lack of electrical and wireless access, inoperable windows, leaky roofs, inadequate plumbing, worn floors and walls, poorly functioning heat and ventilation, outdated lighting systems. Renovation may help but it won’t solve the problems associated with the layout of the buildings and the lack of energy efficiency. Our students get a good science education but when it comes to being college and career ready with 21st century lab and technology skills, they have a distinct disadvantage.

hose who visit their alma mater years after graduation are struck with the meaning of the phrase “You can’t go home again.” Whether it’s public schools and the Massachusetts School Building Authority process or independent/parochial schools that raise funds privately, it is rare to find a school that has not extensively renovated, rebuilt or added to buildings on its campus. Back when I graduated high school in 1990, we got information from the encyclopedia, graphing calculators were unheard of, and nothing I owned was made in China. Numerous worldchanging events later, today’s economy depends on knowledge over physical labor. Education now demands radically different approaches that promote innovation, problem solving and adaptability. Teachers create the best learning experiences when they have the ability to adjust not just content, process and product, but also environment. An extensive body of research— notably by Cynthia Uline of San Diego State’s National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse—has confirmed a direct link between quality of facilities and student achievement. Safe, well-ventilated, bright, accessible, comfortable and clean schools are obviously a priority. However, stopping there is not enough. Today’s students

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are the first to grow up in the digital world. Both the way we view information and how we relate to each other has changed. The traditional classroom as we knew it does not meet today’s educational needs. Hybrid learning spaces allow small and large group work, individual study and student presentations in addition to direct instruction. Flexible data cabling and wireless systems enable rich classroom activities integrated with technology. With constant points of access to information and intentional design, spaces such as corridors and cafeterias can be used for learning. Building a new co-located middle and high school on and behind the current DMS site meets our current needs, while providing flexibility to meet future needs not yet realized. After years of Duxbury taxpayers diligently contributing to state funds earmarked for other communities, it is our turn to benefit from the MSBA grant program. The community has an opportunity to invest in top quality educational facilities for our children and grandchildren. The school committee, school building committee and community leaders have endorsed this plan and I implore Duxbury voters to do the same at Town Meeting on March 12 and Town Election on March 26. Mary Lou Buell School Committee

The Community Preservation Act: A Proven Value For Duxbury.
Since 2002, Duxbury’s CPA surcharge has been matched with $7.4 million in State Trust Funds Since 2002, Duxbury’s CPA surcharge has been matched with $7.4 million in State Trust Funds and $5 million in grants, donations, and gi in kind—leveraging our $9 million investment an and $5 million in grants, donations, and gi ssin kind—leveraging our $9 million investment an additional $12.4 million. Total projects are valued at more than $20 million and this year it will additional $12.4 million. Total projects are valued at more than $20 million and this year it will cost the median household $182. A few of the projects are highlighted below. cost the median household $182. A few of the projects are highlighted below. Come to Town Meeting on March 12. Judge for yourself whether the CPA is worth keeping. Come to Town Meeting on March 12. Judge for yourself whether the CPA is worth keeping.

Keep the CPA. Vote NO on Article 28. Keep the CPA. Vote NO on Article 28.

Jaycox Christmas Tree Farm Jaycox Christmas Tree Farm
Open Space Open Space CPA funds purchased and preserved CPA funds purchased and preserved the 10.38 acre Christmas tree farm, the 10.38 acre Christmas tree farm, protecting Priority Habitat, and protecting Priority Habitat, and providing protection of the Damon providing protection of the Damon and Millbrook municipal wells. and Millbrook municipal wells. Sales of Christmas trees to local Sales of Christmas trees to local and South Shore residents provide and South Shore residents provide income for management of the income for management of the farm through a revolving fund. farm through a revolving fund.
Total project value Total project value Town CPA share Town CPA share State CPA match State CPA match $ $ $ $ $ $ 628,000 628,000 314,000 314,000 314,000 314,000

Bluefish River Firehouse Bluefish River Firehouse
Historic Preservation Historic Preservation CPA funds provided seed money for CPA funds provided seed money for the high quality restoration of this the high quality restoration of this historic and actively used building. historic and actively used building. Thousands of dollars were received Thousands of dollars were received in professional services, materials, in professional services, materials, and contributions. As a result of and contributions. As a result of these donations, unused CPA dollars these donations, unused CPA dollars were returned to the CPA fund. were returned to the CPA fund.
Total project value Total project value Town CPA share Town CPA share State CPA match State CPA match Other sources Other sources $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 29,800 29,800 4,900 4,900 4,900 4,900 20,000 20,000

Camp Wing Camp Wing
Open Space/ Historic Preservation/ Open Space/ Historic Preservation/ Community Housing Community Housing CPA funds purchased 97.5 acres of CPA funds purchased 97.5 acres of land including Priority Habitat. land including Priority Habitat. Protects Mt. Skirgo municipal wells, Protects Mt. Skirgo municipal wells, 2 miles of the South River. Links 2 miles of the South River. Links conservation land—354 acres conservation land—354 acres upstream, 100 acres downstream. upstream, 100 acres downstream. Preserves historic mill site. Provides Preserves historic mill site. Provides a community housing parcel. a community housing parcel.
Total project value Total project value Town CPA share Town CPA share State CPA match State CPA match Other sources Other sources $ 4,350,000 $ 4,350,000 $ 775,000 $ 775,000 $ 775,000 $ 775,000 $ 2,800,000 $ 2,800,000

School Turf Playing Field School Turf Playing Field
Recreation Recreation CPA funds were used for site work CPA funds were used for site work and drainage for a new turf playing and drainage for a new turf playing field—expanding its availability. field—expanding its availability. The proponents, PRIDE, raised $2 The proponents, PRIDE, raised $2 to match each $1 of CPA funds— to match each $1 of CPA funds— up to the $500,000 cap in CPA up to the $500,000 cap in CPA funds voted for the project. funds voted for the project.
Total project value Total project value Town CPA share Town CPA share State CPA match State CPA match Other sources Other sources $ 1,337,682 $ 1,337,682 $ 205,000 $ 205,000 $ 205,000 $ 205,000 $ 927,682 $ 927,682

Town share of project value: 50% Town share of project value: 50%

Town share of project value: 16% Town share of project value: 16%

Town share of project value: 18% Town share of project value: 18%

Town share of project value: 15% Town share of project value: 15%

Produced by Duxbury Friends of Conservation. Data is courtesy of Duxbury CPC and current through October 2010. Produced by Duxbury Friends of Conservation. Data is courtesy of Duxbury CPC and current through October 2010.

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Thursday Feb. 17 Kindergarten packets available at Chandler School 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Building public Info session 7 p.m. DHS Monday Feb. 21-Friday Feb. 25 February break - no school Tuesday Feb. 22 SEPAC movie day 1:30 p.m. DFL Merry Room Monday Feb. 28 DHS PTO meeting 7 p.m. DHS library Wednesday March 2 Building public Info session 9:30 a.m. Senior Center Thursday March 3 DHS school council 5 p.m. Rm. 106 Monday March 7-Thursday March 10 Kindergarten registration

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Kindergarten registration

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MICKEY’S GUTS: Emily McDermott, Kate Chase, Mickey Mouse, and Cate Chase. 7th grade science just finished a study of the digestive system. Emily, Kate and Cate selected this well-known mouse to demonstrate their mastery of the unit.

GROUP WORK: Tom Sawyer, a.k.a. Will Flederman, convinces Nick Morreale that it is a special treat to white wash the fence. Ms. Lewin brings literature alive when students perform scenes for each other.

For all children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011, registration for kindergarten will be held at Chandler School on March 7-10. All age appropriate children are encouraged to participate in the registration process regardless of plans for the next year. Between Feb. 14-17, parents should come to the Canty Wing office (Ray Coppens Field entrance) from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to schedule an appointment and to pick up a registration packet. On March 16, at 7 p.m. in A group of students learns how to cooperate using a two-person the Chandler cafeteria, kinder- thwart saw. Photos courtesy of Priscilla Nissi. garten orientation will be held. rade three students from Alden School recently April 5-8 will be for toured Plimoth Plantation. This trip, organized by screening appointments. At Mrs. Priscilla Nissi and partially funded by the Althe registration, parents will den PTA, has become an integral part of the grade three social need to bring the child to the studies curriculum. The staff of Plimoth Plantation works with appointment to have his/her hearing screened by registered students to help them to understand life in 1627 Plimoth. Students are taught to write with quill pens, split wood, saw nurses; bring a certified (raised wood, and bake bread. They are also taught to be archaeologists seal) birth certificate which will be copied and returned as they tour an unoccupied house to find clues about its residents that day; and bring a copy of and to use primary sources to determine the possible use of artithe child’s immunizations. A facts that would be found in seventeenth century Plimoth. physical exam will also be required before entering school in September. The Duxbury Integrated Preschool will be conducting a Kindergarten Extended special needs screening for 3 and 4-year-old children on TuesDay (KED) will be accepting 2011/12 applications during day, March 15. The screening will help to identify students the week of kindergarten reg- who may require special education services. Children will participate in developmentally appropriate istration. Interested families activities designed to screen their speech and language skills, should stop by the KED table for information and forms. fine and gross motor control, and cognitive development. Screening takes place at the Chandler School. (Use the Please note that KED registration cannot be confirmed until Ray Coppens Field entrance and park in the designated visitor morning and afternoon kinder- parking spaces.) To schedule a time to have a child screened, call Bridget garten assignments are deteror Gail at 781-934-7672. mined in late spring.

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Judgement free movie

The Duxbury Free Library and the SEPAC presents a movie for everyone on Tuesday, Feb. 22. If you are looking for a vacation activity to keep the kids busy, we are pleased to co-sponsor a “judgment free” inclusive opportunity for all to watch a movie in an inviting atmosphere. The movie will be screened in the Merry room at the library from 1:30-3:30 p.m. A clown fish’s adventure as he travels the ocean looking for his son with the help of his friend Dory. The Library will provide an inviting setting to watch a movie with modifications made to provide a stress free experience for kids and families. If you would like to bring your own snack you are welcomed to do so. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Young adults or individuals with special needs should be accompanied by a chaperone for the best possible experience. This is a free event. Due to limited seating, online registration is required at duxburyfreelibrary.org.

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. The Magic Dragon is accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 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.

The fourth grade students in Mrs. Ball’s, Mrs. Bateman’s, and Mrs. Dudley’s classes have been busy reading many stories using our new Kindles. These classrooms share two Kindles that were purchased with a generous grant from the PTA. Students use the Kindles both individually and in small groups. These Kindles have the benefit of “reading aloud” many of the stories. They also go home most nights Photo by Mrs. Emily Dudley for more reading enjoyment!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

12:31 p.m. Wire down on Tobey Garden Street. Verizon notified.

2:24 a.m. One male under arrest on Elm Street. Charged with conspiring to violate drug law, possession of a class D substance and possession to distribute a class D substance.

1:10 a.m. Officer reported suspicious person on Bolas Road. Area search negative.

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7:43 p.m. Caller reported loud party on Meetinghouse Road. Officer reported no issue. 8:42 p.m. Kingston Police request well being check on possible underage kids drinking. Mother contacted, operator and vehicle at home.

2:27 p.m. Vehicle hit while parked in Hall’s Corner.

8:10 a.m. Caller reported erratic motor vehicle swerving on Route 3. State police notified.

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10:48 a.m. Party fell on Tremont Street. Ambulance transported to Jordan Hospital.

9:47 a.m. Domestic situation on Bassett Brook Lane. Brothers fighting. One reports injury to hand. Refused transport. One male arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness, and domestic assault and battery.

Friday Feb. 4

11:03 p.m. Caller on Cross Street reported struck a deer with motor vehicle and the deer ran off. Officer unable to locate the deer. 1:16 a.m. Officer struck deer on Tremont Street.

1:07 p.m. Caller reported lit flare on side of road on Marshfield/Duxbury line. Officer extinguished.

10:59 a.m. Party on Christina Court into station to report unknown footprints in the snow on his property.

Sunday Feb. 6

3:12 p.m. Suspicious activity reported from kids in red pickup truck on St. George Street. Gone on arrival.

10:55 a.m. Caller requested well-being check of brother not heard from since Monday. Fire department entered home on Summer Street. Noticed front door damaged. No one at home.

5:28 p.m. Caller reported receiving phone calls from person needing help. Referred to Marshfield police for well being check. 5:31 p.m. Falmouth police requested assistance with stolen motor vehicle possibly located on Clearwater Drive. Officer checked residence, no one home and no vehicles in yard or garage.

11:02 a.m. Caller reported hydraulic fluid at end of driveway on Cove Street. Sanded same.

Saturday Feb. 5

6:22 p.m. Caller on Myles View Drive reported feels someone 1:08 p.m. Caller on Lakeshore 2010.SNFRehab.ads:2010.SNF.Rehab.ads 12/22/10 may have entered home while Drive requested well being she was away. Officer reported check on mother. Minor damage to door. No one at home at this no entry gained. time. All clear. 10:24 p.m. Caller on Lincoln Street reported brother striking 5:25 p.m. Oven range fire on him. One arrested and charged Loring Street. Assisted fire dewith domestic assault and bat- partment. tery. 8:57 a.m. Caller on West Street reported injured deer in yard. Unable to locate.

11:54 a.m. Branch broken and hanging over road on Bay Road. Causing traffic to veer in opposite lane. Officer moved.

8:19 a.m. Caller on Arrowhead Road reported sick or injured raccoon. Animal control officer reported animal deceased and will remove later.

2:21 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Kingstown Way with property damage.

9:27 p.m. Caller on Abrams Hill reported motor vehicle stuck in her yard. Male from Hanover arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, fourth offense, assault and batter on a party over 60 and disabled, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Patient refused transport. 10:33 a.m. Caller on Acorn Street reported left garage door open and house now locked from inside. Officer checked residence. All okay.

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Lady Dragons finish second at Sectionals
The Duxbury girls’ swimming and diving team placed second behind perennial powerhouse Gardner High School at the MIAA Central and South Sectional Championships at MIT on Sunday. The Lady Dragons had twelve swimmers and two divers qualify for the Sectionals. The girls started with a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, as Shelby Rader, Ellie Johnson, Katie Eagan, and Hannah Hutchinson posted a season-low time of 1:56:32. Senior co-captain Sarah Goldberg followed with a third-place finish in the 200yard freestyle (1:58:51), followed by freshman sister Jessie Goldberg (2:06:99), senior co-captain Emily Hutchinson (2:07:71), and junior Laura Husted (2:13:96.) Johnson had a personal best of 2:15:89 in the 200-yard IM to finish in seventh place. Junior Avery Riddle and Rader tied for eighth place overall in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26:11.
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Freshman Hannah Hutchinson was close behind with a time of 26:56, followed by Laura Husted. Freshman ruled the 100-yard butterfly with Eagan finishing ninth in 1:03:18, followed by Michaela Morris (1:05:31) and junior Abby Mullen with 1:06:11.

SPRINT TO THE FINISH: Hannah Hutchinson competes in the 50-yard freestyle.

Duxbury had four swimmers competing in the 100yard freestyle, as Sarah Goldberg came in with a personal-best time 54:22, good enough for a fourth-place finish. Riddle came in at a season-low of 57:84 and just out-touched Emily Hutchinson (57:86). Eagan came in at 1:00:46. Freshman Jessie Goldberg came in at a 5:37:59 in the 500-yard freestyle, not only crushing her previous time, but placing 11th overall. Abby Mullen also swam a personal best at 5:48:33 and was followed by junior Kassie Sweeney. In the most exciting race of the night, Riddle, the Hutchinsons and Sarah Goldberg finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a scorching time of 1:43:04 (less than half a second off the meet record.) Rader followed with a

sixth-place finish in the 100yard backstroke (1:02:24), followed by freshman Olivia Zelvis and junior Krista Librett. Johnson had her second top-ten finish of the night in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12:47. In the last event of the night, Duxbury was just out touched at the wall in the 400yard freestyle relay to finish in second place behind Gardner. Rader, Riddle, Emily Hutchinson, and Sarah Goldberg had a season-low time of 3:44:34. Duxbury girls diving finished with a fifth-place finish by freshman Kelsey Golden and a sixth-place finish by junior Sam Tougas. Duxbury competes at the MIAA State Championships at Harvard on Sunday with a team of nine swimmers and two divers.

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Religious services
First Baptist
fbcd.org 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.

Friday Feb. 25
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 Website, duxburyfreelibrary.org or call 781-934-2721 x115.

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saTurday Feb. 26
Broadway Exchange. Energetic songs and comedy routines from Broadway’s best-loved musicals at 7:30 p.m. at the John Carver Inn and Spa in Plymouth.

sunday Feb. 27
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. Choral Conductors refresher workshop. With Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra from 1-4 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts. Participants should bring 20 to 30 copies of a musical selection for their personal coaching. Cost is $50. Preregistration by Friday, Feb. 25 is required. For more information, call the Conservatory at 781-934-2731x11 or visit sscmusic.org. Family art workshop. Portraits in Pencil from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Art Complex Museum. Participants will select a portrait from the current exhibition in Rotations, and create their own artwork. Preregistration is required at 781-934-6634, ext. 10.

Holy Family Church
holyfamilyduxbury.org 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.

St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene
stpaulsnazarene.org 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. Fridays, Sacred Youth Ministry at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, women’s Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Finance Peace University Class at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Women’s ministries Chick Flicks and Chocolate Night, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday Feb. 16
School Rebuilding Project Public Information Session. 7:30 p.m. at Tarklin Community Center.

Monday Feb. 21
Clay Decorating Techniques For Kids. From 1-3 p.m. at Plimoth Plantation. Children ages six and up will use paint on foam bowls to learn traditional pottery decorating techniques and make clay ornaments. For children aged 6 and up. Cost: $15. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 508-746-1622 ext. 8346.

Thursday Feb. 17
Free Movie Matinee. At 1 p.m. will be “Hearts & Soul” (1993, PG13), hollow-hearted yuppie Robert Downey Jr. gets hot-wired to the ghosts of four people who died as he was being born. Come to the Duxbury Senior Center for this matinee. School Rebuilding Project Public Information Session. 7 p.m. at Duxbury High School, hosted by Boosters. Relay for Life Kickoff event. Due to inclement weather, the Kickoff for the Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth was rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at PartyLite in Plymouth. Stop by for dessert and fun as plans are announced for this important community program supporting the American Cancer Society. For details, contact Alice Chrusciel-Allen at hagar200203@yahoo.com or 508746-7818 or go to the local website at relayforlife.org/gtrplymouthma.

Pilgrim Church
pilgrim@pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org 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. Wednesdays, Bible study at 10 a.m., and evening introduction to Bible study at 7 p.m.

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.

Tuesday Feb. 22
Judgement Free Movie Day. The movie about a clown fish’s adventure as he travels the ocean looking for his son with the help of his friend Dory will be shown in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May bring a snack. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Young adults or individuals with special needs should be accompanied by a chaperon. Due to limited seating, online registration is required at duxburyfreelibrary.org.

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School Rebuilding Project Public Information Session. Wednesday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center. Shipwreck Ball. Presented by the Duxbury Bay Maritime School on March 5 from 7-11:30 p.m. Live music from “Connected the Band,” catering provided by Lavishly Dunn and Island Creek Raw Bar. Come dressed as your favorite pirate. Tickets $40 or $50 at the door. Visit dbms.org for more info. Winter Wipeout. Duxbury Student Union fundraiser on Saturday, March 5 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at The Wright Building. Featuring Island Creek Oysters and the rock band, Despite Dwight, raffle, silent auction and Twister competition. Tickets are $30, available at the DSU, Benchwarmers and Depot Street Market. For more information visit duxburystudentunion.com. Amazing Women Award presentation. On Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. Tea, coffee and Afghan desserts and authentic Afghan Bazar at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St. The first Annual Award will be presented by the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation. All proceeds to benefit the Zabuli Center. For more information call 781-431-7894 or visit raziasrayofhope.org. Write It Down Seminar. For all who want to begin writing, this is a one time, two hour seminar, conducted on March 6, from 2-4 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Meeting Room. Registration is free but limited to 15 people. To register, call or stop by the circulation desk, 781-934-2721 Family Concert. The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra hosts “Rising Stars Showcase” on March 6.

Wednesday Feb. 23
Men’s Breakfast Discussion. At 9 a.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center with special guest, Justin Graeber of the Duxbury Clipper. Please call in advance to reserve your spot for breakfast ($4) at 781-934-5774, ext. 100.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
www.stjohnsduxbury.org 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.

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

Friday Feb. 18
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.

Thursday Feb. 24
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. 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 781-9345774 x107 or Donna Ciappina, Outreach Coordinator at x105.

United Methodist Church
highstreetumc.org 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.

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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.

sunday Feb. 20
Pancake Breakfast. Boy Scout Troop 62 invites all to a pancake breakfast to raise money for the “The Venturing Scouts of Troop 62,” to be held at Holy Family Church from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the lower level. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children.

First Parish Church
duxburyuu.org 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 at 9 a.m., sewing group at 10 a.m.

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Question of the Week Where would you go to escape the snow?

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“I’ve been to Hawaii, but never Maui, so I’d go there!” Ellen Gabrielli Oakwood Drive

“A six-week cruise to anywhere warm!” David Gabrielli Oakwood Drive

“The Turks and Caicos. I’ve wanted to go there for so long!” Mackenzie Dame Summer Street

“Tahiti would be nice, but I’d go visit my daughter, Taylor, in San Francisco!” Cathy Carney Bolas Road

“Anywhere with a warm beach. Hawaii would be good!” Kelsey Davidson Forest Street

An instrument demonstration begins at 2 p.m. followed by the concert at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20 adults and $8-$12 for children (age 12 and under). Among the performers will be South Shore Conservatory concerto competition winner Ilve Bayturk of Duxbury. Speaker Series. The Holy Family Speakers Series continues and takes place in The Parish Center of Holy Family Church at 7 p.m. on two more upcoming Tuesdays. 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 II.” Special needs screening. The Duxbury Integrated Preschool will be conducting a special needs screening for three and four year old children on March 15 at the Chandler School. To schedule a time, call Bridget or Gail at 781-934-7672. 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.

Schoolhouse Rock. The Friends of the Tarkiln Community Center are planning a fundraiser at the Tarkiln Community Center on April 2, from 7-10:30 p.m. featuring Despite Dwight. The committee is currently collecting items for their silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available at Duxbury Wine and Spirits, Folk Art Antiques, The Studio and Westwinds Bookshop. For more information, call 781-934-6943 or e-mail Tarkiln School@gmail.com. Science Fair. The 2011 Elementary School Science Fair for Duxbury students in grades K-5 will take place on Saturday, April 2 at Alden School. To participate, children need to fill out a registration form and return it to your their teacher no later than Friday, March 18. For more information, e-mail Erin Wiesehahn at e_wiesehahn@duxbury.k12. ma.us.

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 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. Valentines and wedding gowns. Come to Duxbury Free Library second floor Historic Clothing Exhibit. The current exhibit is entitled “Valentine Romances May Lead to June Weddings.” From February to June, four different wedding gowns from the DRHS collection will be featured in the museumquality display case constructed by local artist Craig Bloodgood in the library’s reference area. 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, duxburyfreelibrary.org 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 bniba.com. 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 781934-5774, 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 781-659-2342, for additional information. Bodner Exhibit. The Helen Bumpus Gallery will be showing an exhibit entitled “Simple Notes” by

pastel artist Christine Bodnar during the months of January and February 2011. The Helen Bumpus Gallery is located on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library. 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. Book a Librarian. The Duxbury Free Library reference department is offering 30 minute one-on-one sessions to assist patrons in using computers. Sessions will be tailor made to address individual needs. Please call 781-934-2721 x100 to book a Librarian. Library Netbook Program. For users without laptops, the Duxbury Free Library reference department will loan an Acer Netbook for inlibrary use. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older. Come to the Reference Desk on the upper level to check out the Netbook. A valid OCLN library card is required. A two hour per day maximum time limit will be enforced. Transportation to medical appointments. The Duxbury Senior Center offers transportation to local medical appointments to seniors and handicapped individuals on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday mornings from 8-11. Rides must be scheduled 72 hours in advance by calling Becky Ford at 781-934-5774 x117. Sustainable Duxbury. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. For more information, call Judi Vose at 781-934-3283 or Jim Savicki at 781585-8041. Duxbury Camera Club. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 7-9:15 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Guests are always welcome at the regular meetings. For more information, visit duxburycameraclub.org. Alzheimer’s support group. Duxbury House Alzheimer’s Care Center will be hosting a monthly Alzheimer’s support group in the tavern at Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 308 Kingstown Way. The group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to all families, friends, and caregivers who have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, contact Sandi Wright or Eilish Broderick-Murphy, at 781-585-2397 or call Bay Path at 781-585-5561.

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Sunday Salon Series presents: Mystery cozies on a cold winter day
eed 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. Books will be available for purchase. To register for the free program, call the library at 781-934-2721 ext. 108.

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may be obtained in the high school guidance office. Duxbury Resident Scholarship: The second scholarship is available to a Duxbury resident of any age enrolled in a course of study focusing on horticulture, landscape design, city planning, land management, botany, environmental studies, earth sciences, forestry or allied subjects. The applicant may have completed part of his/her coursework and need not be enrolled in a four year program. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to beautifying Duxbury and/or protecting the environment by submitting a letter describing past accomplishments and future goals. The letter should also explain the need for financial assistance. For further details; mj.noel@verizon.net Letters should be sent by March 1 to: The Duxbury Community Garden Club Attn: Scholarship Committee Box 1713 Duxbury, MA 02331

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and I heard an amorous woodpecker a couple of days before. Woodpeckers don’t drum to find food. They drum to find a date. A neighborhood cardinal joined in to warm up his vocal calling card, a distinctive “sweet cheer” that he’ll elaborate as the days get longer. Coyotes in the neighborhood were really whooping it up at night, which I suspect predicts new batches of coyote pups in the near future. The signs of spring are all there if you know where to look. Trees and bushes already have buds they’ll deploy in a matter of weeks. Grocery stores are offering spring bulbs all in bloom – jonquils and paper-whites and hyacinths. I botched a visit to Duxbury Flowers and Art, at Hall’s Corner (also in the Duxbury Marketplace). I’ll follow up with a real visit and interview. Don’t worry – I picked up flowers at Foodies’. I’ve learned my jewelry lesson well. I wrote about the shop a few years ago, and it’s time again. For now, I’ll just say that everything looks as crisp and clear as it did before. I’m sure you can talk them into FTD-style bunches of color, but you can also rely on their artistic elegance. I’m tracking another Duxbury floral connection. Tangent Floral and Garden Design has moved to Federal Furnace Road in Plymouth, but their roots are in Duxbury. Sisters Laura Flynn and Betsy Marks (both Stearns sisters) own the business. Check it out online at tangentdesign.cc to see their lovely Web site. This time of year, even the pictures are a welcome sight. They’re very clear that you need an appointment – it’s not a regular flower shop – but they can help with flowers for functions like weddings, parties, or holidays. They also design and coordinate the work for your own gardening, with anything from planters on the patio to a full-blown garden design. Betsy is a certified landscape architect who trained at Cornell University. The difference between this and lawn care is similar to the difference between the Parthenon and a cardboard box. One may be cheaper, but it’s not the same thing. Their “go-to guys” for the heavy work are Dreamscape Landscaping, also on the Web (dreamscape.cc). Like Tangent, Dreamscape runs a rich selection of pictures on their site, enough to prove that summer is still possible. It’s still a little early to start vegetables indoors, but if I can find some fresh basil, I’ll get a head start. Sprigs of fresh basil root if you look at them – just put them into a cup of water and stick them on a sunny window sill. When they root in a few days, put them in a pot with potting soil and keep them watered. They’ll make any room smell like spring, and when the real spring comes along, you can transplant them outdoors. I’ve done the same with fresh ginger. Buy a chunk with likely-looking eyes on it, like a potato. Plant a piece with two or three eyes in a pot, and keep it moist. When the shoots appear, you’ll feel like an expert in exotic horticulture. It may not grow much of a root, but the plant is beautiful, like a tropic island sea breeze.
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Community Garden Club offers Duxbury scholarships
The Community Garden Club of Duxbury announces two scholarships to be awarded this year. Duxbury High School Senior: A $500 scholarship will be available to a member of this year’s Duxbury High School graduating class. The purpose of this award is to recognize any graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to beautifying Duxbury and/or to protecting its environment. The deadline for applying is April 1. Further information

Dragons Winter Sports Schedule
Schedule revised as of February 14
59-50 52-43 54-44 60-58 57-53 59-55 52-50 60-46 52-40 63-37 63-53 54-40 76-71 66-51 65-58 Away Home Home 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 6-4 7-4 8-4 8-5 9-5 10-5 6:30 7:00 6:30 Bridgewater 5:30 Bridgewater TBA 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 10-1 10-2 10-3 10-4 11-4 11-5 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:00 TBA 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 15th 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 2nd Dec. 14 Dec. 22 Jan. 5 Jan. 25 Feb. 11 Dec. 14 Dec. 22 Jan. 5 Jan. 25 Feb. 11 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 27 Dec. 29 Dec. 31 Jan. 3 Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Dec. 11 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Dec. 10 Dec. 14 Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 30 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Jan. 31 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Dec. 14 Dec. 16 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 25 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Dec. 14 Dec. 16 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 25 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 13 BOYS’ BASKETBALL Dux over Hanover Dux over Nauset Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Marshfield Marshfield over Dux Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over North Quincy Hingham over Dux Dux over Scituate Dux over Middleboro Dux over Quincy Silver Lake over Dux Dux over Hanover Dux over Whitman-Hanson Pembroke North Quincy Hingham IAABO Tournament-OA IAABO Tournament-TBA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Martha’s Vineyard New Bedford over Dux Dux over Rockland Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over North Quincy Dux over Hingham Dux over Marshfield Dux over Scituate Dux over Rockland Dux over Middleboro Quincy over Dux New Bedford over Dux Silver Lake over Dux Dux over Hanover Whitman-Hanson over Dux Pembroke North Quincy Hingham Winter Classic-Williams Winter Classic-TBA BOYS TRACK Whitman-Hanson over Dux Silver Lake over Dux Hingham over Dux Dux over North Quincy All League Meet GIRLS TRACK Whitman-Hanson Silver Lake Hingham North Quincy All League Meet R. Lewis 51.5-48.5 60-40 87-11 R. Lewis R. Lewis R. Lewis R. Lewis 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 0-0-1 0-1-1 1-1-1 1-1-2 1-1-3 2-1-3 2-1-4 2-2-4 2-2-5 2-3-5 2-4-5 3-4-5 4-4-5 4-4-6 5-4-6 5-5-6 6-5-6 5:10 TBA 3:00 TBA TBA 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 10-1 11-1 12-1 13-1 14-1 5:30 1:00 10:50 TBA 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 7 pm

51-39 54-31 55-45 51-48 62-34 55-34 57-42 69-57 57-38 57-38 61-32 59-40 58-54 53-37 61-30 32-31 Home Away Away Foxboro Foxboro

BOYS ICE HOCKEY Dux ties Barnstable 5-5 St. Marys over Dux 4-2 Dux over Coyle Cassidy 4-1 Hingham ties Dux 2-2 Dux ties Marshfield 2-2 3-2 Dux over Hanover Dux ties Braintree 1-1 B-R over Dux 2-1 Dux ties Sandwich 3-3 St. John’s over Dux 2-1 Marshfield over Dux 4-2 Dux over Whitman-Hanson 5-1 Dux over St. Peter Marian 4-3 Dux ties Woburn 2-2 Dux over North Quincy 2-1 Xaverian Brothers over Dux 4-1 Dux over Scituate 5-2 Concord-Carlisle Home Pembroke Away Cape Cod Classic-Austin Prep Falmouth Cape Cod Classic-TBA Falmouth Cape Cod Classic-TBA Falmouth GIRLS ICE HOCKEY Dux over Barnstable 4-1 St. Marys over Dux 3-1 Dux over WHP 3-0 Dux over Scituate 12-1 Dux over Canton 5-1 2-0 Dux over Hingham Dux over Marshfield 6-0 Dux over Sandwich 4-1 Dux over Wellesley 4-3 Dux over Martha’s Vineyard 7-0 Dux over Scituate 11-1 Dux over Falmouth 7-0 Dux over Falmouth 7-0 Dux over Barnstable 4-2 Dux over Martha’s Vineyard 8-1 Sandwich Away Marshfield Home Rockland Cougar Classic-Hingham Rockland Cougar Classic-TBA Whitman-Hanson Away WRESTLING King Phillip Tournament Patriot League Tournament 4th Hanover over Dux Marshfield Tournament 16th/31 Whitman-Hanson over Dux 43-18 Whitman-Hanson Tournament 5th Hingham over Dux 48-22 Waltham Quad Meet Milford Quad Meet Duxbury Tournament Dux over Silver Lake North Quincy Away South Sectionals

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 98-75 Dux over Middleboro 99-75 Dux over Silver Lake 79-64 Dux over Hingham 94-89 Dux over Randolph 63-39 Dux over Quincy 86-63 Dux over Hanover 84-61 Dux over Barnstable 87-65 Dux over Scituate 54-46 Dux over Cohasset 44-28 Dux over Norwell 94-77 South Sectionals GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 94-74 Dux over Middleboro 82-50 Dux over Silver Lake 76-46 Dux over Hingham 93-84 Dux over Randolph 63-35 Dux over Quincy 93-85 Dux over Hanover 102-81 Dux over Barnstable 91-84 Dux over Scituate 56-41 Dux over Cohasset 51-41 Dux over Norwell 93-61 South Sectionals

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Donovan Wins D2 Sectional Championship
Six wrestlers head to states in Marlborough on Friday
end of one. To start the second period, Donovan deferred to the Whitman-Hanson junior, who chose the bottom position. Feeling he could beat McSweeney on his feet, Donovan again let him up to tie the match at 2-2. The strategy worked like a charm, as Donovan earned another takedown before McSweeney escaped to cut the lead to 4-3 heading into the third period. Donovan started on bottom, and quickly escaped to extend his lead to 5-3. McSweeney went on the attack, targeting Donovan’s knee, but the Duxbury senior captain held his course, and despite being penalized for stalling, Donovan hung on to win a hard fought 5-4 decision. Also in the finals for Duxbury was sophomore Nick Kates, who wrestled in the 103 lbs. championship against North Attleboro’s Cam Burns. Prior to the championship match, Kates easily handled Whitman-Hanson’s Colin Bain in the quarterfinals before beating Sandwich sophomore Kevin Wright with a 7-0 decision in the semi-finals. However, the win would prove to be costly, as the Duxbury sophomore aggravated his shoulder injury. Determined to have his moment in the spotlight, Kates took the mat with the championship on the line. However, it was obvious when Burns took him down for the second time that Kates was in pain, and would have to default, settling for a secondplace finish. Three Dragon grapplers placed third, which in wrestling vernacular is “the toughest wrestler in the tournament.” This is because the wrestler who finishes third has to fight his way back to the medal round, often times after an upset or earlier loss. This was especially true for Duxbury sophomore Jake Genereux, who earned the top spot in a very competitive 130 lb. weight class heading into sectionals. After pinning Milton’s Patrick Crowley in 20 seconds, Genereux faced off for the second time in as many weeks with Plymouth North junior captain Carlos Soloman. Genereux clearly pinned Soloman from the takedown, but did not get the call from the referee. After mounting a Senior captain Pat Donovan knew that winning a Sectional championship was a distinct possibility coming into this season. However, that goal seemed to be in jeopardy after tweaking his knee last weekend at team sectionals in Marshfield. While Donovan was able to finish the match and beat his Sharon opponent when the injury occurred, the Duxbury senior was left with some concerns as to how it would hold up at individual D2 South Sectionals on Saturday in North Attleboro. Those concerns were put to rest after Donovan won the 140 lbs. championship with a 5-4 decision over his nemesis, and No. 1-seeded Colin McSweeney of Whitman-Hanson. McSweeney had beaten the Duxbury senior captain twice before, but Donovan wanted to put the past behind him when he took the mat in the 140 pound final. After taking McSweeney down late in the first period, Donovan let him up for a onepoint escape, giving the Duxbury senior a 2-1 lead at the
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CONGRATULATIONS CHAMP: Whitman-Hanson Head Coach Shawn Kain congratulates Duxbury’s Pat Donovan after his 5-4 win over W-H’s Colin McSweeney in the D2 South Sectional 140 Photo by Wendy Genereux lbs. final.

Maguire/Weber qualify for States
The Patriot League held its All-League track meet last Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston and the top six finishers in each event were awarded medals. Duxbury’s Denis Maguire finished sixth in the 55meter hurdles with a State qualifying time of 8.41, and also finished fourth in high jump. Teammate Don Webber also qualified for the States with a time of 6.92 in the 55-meter dash. Nick Kangos ran a personal best (7.00) in the 55meter dash for sixth, while Greg Bray took fourth (2:41.22) in the 1000 meters, and Bradley Doyle placed sixth in the high jump with a 5’5” leap. Maguire and Weber will compete at this Saturday’s Division 3 State Meet at 3 p.m.
SPEED MERCHANTS: Don Webber qualified for the States with a time of 6.92 in the 55-meter dash, while Nick Kangos ran a personal best at 7 p.m.
Photos by Jim Tarbox

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OVERCOMING A HURDLE: Duxbury’s Dennis Maguire finished sixth in the 55-meter hurdles at the All League track meet.

10-1 lead, it appeared that Genereux was well on his way to the finals when Soloman chose an optional start in the third period, and caught Genereux in a gator roll, applied a grapevine hold with his legs, and pinned the No. 1 seed. Showing mental toughness after a devastating loss, Genereux went on to beat North Attleboro’s Ryan Charpentier, 8-2, and Marshfield’s Josh Fitzpatrick by the same score to take third. Also battling back to the medal round was senior captain Jamie Auer, who lost by pin to OA’s Erik Brugnoli in the 145 lb. quarterfinal. Auer went on to pin Sandwich’s Zach Foley, and then earned a 6-3 decision over North Attleboro’s Rob Henrickson. With the bronze medal on the line, the Duxbury senior captain pinned Somerset’s Jim Mulvey with 18 seconds left in the first period. Senior captain Alec McKenzie began his day with a pin of Whitman-Hanson’s Greg McGrath in the 189 lb. quarterfinal before losing by pin to the No. 1-seeded Tommy Pomella of Marshfield. McKenzie bounced right back from the loss with a pin of Milton’s Cyprian Leacock to again face McGrath for a third or fourth place finish. McKenzie made

quick work of the W-H underclassman once again, pinning him early in the second period to earn Duxbury’s third bronze medal of the tournament. Junior Brendan Gillis also had an outstanding day for Duxbury, and showed resilience with his fourth-place finish after getting pinned in the quarterfinals by Oliver Ames senior captain Max Jacobs. Gillis fought his way back by pinning Stoughton’s Spencer Dennis, and then posted a 10-2 major decision over Patriot League rival Alex Perry of Whitman-Hanson. That set up a rematch with Jacobs, and this time it was a nail-biter with the only point being scored in the third period when Gillis let Jacobs up from bottom, hoping for a takedown and the win. Unfortunately for the Duxbury junior, the OA senior captain held on for the win. Also going to States as an alternate is Bobby Boyle, who had two wins in the 215 lb. weight class to finish in fifth place. Sophomore Owen Grey placed sixth at heavyweight with three wins (two by pin), including a thrilling 13-11 overtime win over Marshfield’s Jeff Wallace. The Division II individual states will be held at Marlborough High School on Friday and Saturday.

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COLLEGE CORNER
Freshman Alexis Schupp (DHS ’10) scored a 9.625 on the bars for the Cornell gymnastics team in its 189.7-189.3 loss to Penn last week... Freshman Cam Crowell (DHS ’10) finished 3rd in the 100-yard backstroke in Fordham’s 141-66 swimming win over St, Francis last Wednesday… Senior Kristen Byrne (DHS ’07) had a goal and an assist in St. Schupp Anselm’s 5-0 win over St. Michaels on Saturday… Senior Mike Baran (Thayer ’07) and his Amherst College hockey team came back from a 301 deficit to beat New England College, 6-3, on Friday night. The Baran following day Amherst shut out St. Anselm, 4-0… Junior Sean McCarthy (Roxbury Latin ’08) and his Trinity College hockey team knocked off Bowdoin (4-2) and Colby (3-1) for a successful Maine swing over the weekend…Sophomore Mark McCarthy Brust (DHS ’09) scored 5 pts. and dished out 2 assists in Bates’ 66-62 loss to Tufts on Saturday in Medford… Senior Andrew Knapp (DHS ’06) won a 6-1 decision over Brown’s Tyler Cowman and a 3-1 decision over Paul Snyder of Hofstra in the 285-lbs. class on Saturday in Cambridge… Senior Sam Brust Herrick (DHS ’06) scored 11 pts. and hauled down 12 rebounds in Wentworth’s 64-56 win over Curry on Saturday. Earlier in the week Herrick had 14 pts. and 9 rebounds in a 62-46 win over Nichols and 18 pts. and 9 rebounds in a 69-55 win over Eastern Conn. Knapp State… 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 sports@duxburyHerrick clipper.com.
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ON THEIR WAY TO STATES: Members of the DHS boys swim team get set for this weekend’s MIAA Photo by Jim Tarbox State Championships meet at Harvard.

Boys finish in top half of Sectionals
The Duxbury boys’ swim team finished 15th out of 34 teams at MIAA Central and South Sectionals over the weekend at MIT. Co-captains and brothers Barry and Arthur Su, along with Ian Wilson and Mike Connelly started the meet off with an eighth- place finish in the 200-yard medley relay(1:46:65.) Next up, sophomore Mike Connelly posted a time of 1:54:51 for 14th place
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in the 200-yard freestyle followed by Steve Tonasczuck with a time of 1:56:76. Wilson finished in the top twenty with a time of 2:10:69 in the 200-yard IM. Barry Su cruised to a 58:39 for a 13thplace finish in the 100-yard butterfly. In the 100-yard freestyle, Arthur Su touched the wall at 52:16. The 500-yard freestyle had Tonaszuck and Connelly competing against each other. Tonaszuck came in 15th with

Girls track ends regular season
Duxbury girls’ track team ended its regular season schedule along with the rest of their Patriot League rivals on Friday night at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. Junior Emily Doyle placed first in the 300-meter dash with a time of 41.64 and had already qualified for the Divisional III State Meet in the same event (41.40). Doyle was also part of the 4 X 400-meter relay team that finished third and included Lauren Bittrich, Laura Nee and Julia Nee. The 4 X 400-meter relay team of Doyle, Elizabeth Runci and the Nees had already made the Divisional III Meet in the 4 X 400-meters with a time of 4:08. Other Duxbury finishers included sophomore Laura Nee placing fourth in the 600-meters (1:42.8) after having already qualified for the Divisional III State Meet in the 600-meters (1:42), Bittrich placed sixth in the one-mile race (5:59) and had already qualified for the Divisional III State Meet in the mile (5:46), and Runci placed sixth in the 55-meter dash (7.91). Lady Dragon track All-Stars include: seniors Julia Nee, Runci, and Bittrich, along with Doyle and Laura Nee.
By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com

a time of 5:11:66 and Connelly was close behind with a time of 5:15:43. Swimming for Duxbury in the 200-yard freestyle relay was Tonaszuck, Matt Griffin, Barry Su, and Mason Crane. In the highest individual finish of the meet for Duxbury, Wilson placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58:77. Arthur Su finished 16th in the 100yard breaststroke (1:06:81), followed by brother Barry Su with a time of 1:09:04. Duxbury boys ended the meet on a high note with a fifth-place finish in the 400yard freestyle relay. Connelly, Wilson, Tonaszuck, and Arthur Su touched the wall with a time of 3:27:52. The boys will be at Harvard this weekend for the MIAA State Championships.

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The Duxbury boys’ hockey team was just two wins away from qualifying for post-season play after Saturday’s 5-2 win over Scituate left them with a 6-5-6 record.
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By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com

Boys’ hockey needs two more wins
to beat some of the Division 1 powers during the Cape Cod Classic during school vacation week. Taking one game at a time was the object for Coach John Blake’s team and they did a good job of it Saturday at The Bog. The Sailors came in at 9-4-1, so it wasn’t going to be an easy night for the Dragons, who fell behind less than three minutes into the contest when Scituate’s Michael Hassett fired a shot from the right side that eluded goaltender Derek Williams for a 1-0 lead. Although the Sailors seemed to dominate the action early, the Dragons kept their feet moving and tied the game at the 9:58 mark when freshman Nick Marrocco was stationed perfectly by the post and knocked home a pass from behind the net by Bobby O’Brien. Sophomore James Marcello was also credited with an assist. After getting back in the game and ending the first period tied, the Dragons faced two shorthanded situations in the first half of the second period. But killing off the second one seemed to work to their advantage, as senior captain Bobby Barry took a pass out of the corner from fellow captain Nick Buonvicino and beat goaltender Matt Gentile for a 2-1 lead with 6:16 showing on the clock. The Sailors were determined not to let this one slip away. Three minutes later the game was tied at 2-2 when Scituate’s Dan DelGrosso was behind the Duxbury defense and picked off a clearing pass that led to the tying goal. It didn’t take long for Scituate’s celebration to end, as 27 seconds later they found themselves behind on a careless cross-ice pass that was picked off by Will Siefert, who found Evan Jackson heading for the net and hit him with a pass that put the Dragons back in front, 3-2, as the period came to a close. Despite the one-goal lead, Duxbury was a mistake away from seeing a potential win go up in flames with nine minutes to go. Fortunately the pressure disappeared when junior forward Tim Harrison burst through center ice after taking passes from Siefert and Jackson and beat Gentile for a 4-2 lead with 8:51 left in the game.

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With five games left on the regular-season schedule, it would make it a lot easier for the Dragons if they could have wrapped it up with wins over Concord-Carlisle and Pembroke this week, rather than facing the pressure of having

Harrison would score his second of the evening with 1:20 remaining to ice the win. “I thought Scituate kind of controlled the first period, but we regained our composure and took over in the second and third. But I’m still not seeing a complete 45-minute effort that we are going to need,” said Blake. “It was nice to hang in there and pop a few. That was the most offense we’ve had all year. It’s not going to be easy getting those final two wins, but we’ll take it one game at a time because we realize where we are at.” On Wednesday night the Dragons will continue their quest for a tournament berth when they take on Pembroke at Hobomock Arena at 6:10 p.m.

There seems to be no stopping the girls’ hockey team after two more wins over Barnstable and Martha’ Vineyard moved their record to 14-1 with five games left to play. A 4-2 win over Barnstable and an 8-1 crushing of the Vineyarders has the Lady Dragons on course to be the No. 1 seed in the MIAA Division II Tournament should things stay normal for the next two weeks.
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Despite their outstanding record, the girls are still one win away from clinching the SEMGHL-South Division title, and that could happen on Wednesday night when the team travels to Sandwich to take on the Blue Knights who are 9-3-2- in the league and 104-2 overall. Things looked comfy for the Lady Dragons when they built a 2-0 lead in the win over Barnstable, but the Red Raiders tied the game and put the pressure on Duxbury for one of the few times all year. Obviously not liking the situation, Duxbury wasted little time in regaining the lead, as Lily Connolly scored seven seconds later for a 3-2 lead. Briana Connolly would add an empty-netter for her second of the game to seal the win. Saturday night’s win over MV was a far more relaxing experience, as the Lady Dragons had manhandled the Islanders,

7-0, in their first meeting two weeks ago. Lily Connolly got Duxbury on the board just a minute into the game, as she scored from a scramble out in front, beating goaltender Tex Craig for a 1-0 lead. League scoring leader Hannah Murphy added to her season total two minutes later when she broke in alone on Craig down the right wing and buried her shot into the top corner of the net to make it 2-0. It was quickly 3-0, 22 seconds later when junior forward Kelsey Powers fired a shot through a little opening in the top right corner. The visitors settled down over the next 10 minutes and brought the Duxbury offense to a standstill, leaving the ice trailing 3-0. The Lady Dragons got their offense back in gear in the second period, as Murphy erupted for two goals and freshman Jackie Nolan got her first of the year to make it 6-0 with 9:30 left in the middle period. Sophomore defender Carly Campbell made it 7-0 at the 7:46 mark, while senior defenseman Kayla Errasti scored her first goal of the year for Duxbury’s final goal. With his team in winning mode for much of the season, is there anything Coach Friend Weiler can do to keep his squad sharp? “We need to stay healthy, have to get better in our communication, and work on the little things. We have to fine tune things as we head forward,” said Weiler. “You worry about long layoffs, but we’ll try to put together some scrimmages before the playoffs start.”

Girls’ hockey moves to 14-1

SIBLING RIVALRY: Duxbury senior Briana Connolly passed the 100-point mark in her Duxbury HS hockey career in last week’s game versus Falmouth and now is at 108 points after last week’s win over Barnstable. Despite missing half of her freshman year with a broken foot, she remains second to her sister, Kerri (130 points) in DHS scoring history.

Softball registration continues
Registrations are spiking for the DYS clinics and spring season. The clinics (grades 3-5 and 6-9) are filling up (to reach a maximum of 28 participants each) and will run on six consecutive Tuesday nights starting March 8. The 2011 DYS Spring Season (grades 1-9) starts Monday, April 25, after vacation. Players must register before March 8 to avoid the late fee. Check out all the details and register for both at duxburyyouthsoftball.org.

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Girls head for shot at States
The Duxbury girls’ swim team headed to the South Sectionals and Division II States with two more dual meet wins and the Patriot League Championships in the bank. The Lady Dragons took the top spot in the league meet last week, overtaking their closest competition by over 100 points. Once again, after making up the two dual meets that had been postponed because of weather, the team finished with a perfect 11-0 record. Duxbury set the tone early at the league meet by winning the first three events. The team of Shelby Rader, Ellie Johnson, Katie Eagan and Hannah Hutchinson got things started by placing first in the 200-yard medley relay, while Sarah Goldberg captured the first of her two wins in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:03.27. Kassie Sweeney, Haley Chatlin and Meg Murray took sixth, eleventh and twelfth. The senior co-captain would also earn the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle (5:40.92). Also swimming that event were Abby Mullen (third), Olivia Zelvis (fifth) and Laura Husted (seventh). Johnson also claimed two wins; the first in the 200-yard IM (2:22.36) and then again in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.30). Other solid performances in the
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SENIOR DAY: Senior members of the DHS girls swim team are honored during the team season finale last Thursday. IM were by Mullen (second), berg. Senior co-captain Emily Eagan (fourth) and Aly Wolffe Hutchinson would later team (sixth). The 100 breaststroke up with Goldberg, Rader and also saw Jill Coghlan (third), Eagan for the teams third relay Emily Nichols (seventh) and win: the 400-yard free. Wolffe (twelfth). Rader and Eagan would Junior Avery Riddle con- later place in other individual tinued her successful season, events. Eagan (1:05.82) would placing second in both of her take third in the 100-yard fly, individual events. In the 50- and taking fifth, seventh and yard freestyle, she recorded 8th were Michaela Morris, a time of 26.83, just ahead of Miranda VanDingstee and the three other Duxbury swim- Alix Brady. In the 100-yard mers; Rader (fourth), Hutchin- backstroke, Rader (1:04.36) son (fifth) and Jessie Goldberg touched the wall in second (seventh). Coming back in the place. Also contributing in 100 freestyle, she touched the that event were; Krista Librett wall in 59.56. Finishing behind (fifth), Olivia Zelvis (eighth) her were Goldberg (fourth), and Elizabeth Buckley (elevHusted (eighth) and Hutchin- enth). son (ninth). Riddle also comThe Lady Dragons finpeted on the first-place 200- ished their regular season yard freestyle relay team last week with meets against along with Emily and Hannah Scituate(56-41), Cohasset(51Hutchinson, and Sarah Gold- 41) and Norwell (93-61).

THE REWARDS OF BEING A PRO: Duxbury’s Kevin Gould of the Boston Cannons with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders at The Superbowl Tailgate Party. Gould wasn’t the only pro athlete in attendance. Other included: Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps, Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin, former Celtic Rasheed Wallace, Nashville Predators’ Mike Fisher (married to Carrie Underwood), and many more. Gould will be in his second season with the Boston Cannons in the MLL, and you can get tickets to see Gould and other DHS alumni play by going to www.bostoncannons.com.

Boys lose out on Patriot League title
The Duxbury boys’ swim team had to settle for second place last week in the Patriot League Meet; a somewhat disappointing finish after going 11-0 in their regular season. The Dragons were missing sophomore Ian Wilson, who was battling a stomach bug, and lost to Hingham by 40 points. The meet started on a great note, with the team of Steven Tonaszuck, Mike Connolly and the co-captain Su brothers touching the wall first in the 200-yard medley relay. Connolly (1:55.11) and Tonaszuck (2:06.46) would jump right back in for the 200yard freestyle to finish first and third, respectively. Also swimming that event were Keelan Murphy (21st) and Drew Lawrence (25th). Not having time for a break, Tonaszuck (2:10.37) would cruise to second in the 200 IM, with Barry Su (fourth) and Noah Brayer (14th) behind. The Dragons also grabbed two third-place finishes in each of the sprint freestyle events. In the 50-yard free, Ben Zelvis (25.23) would finish third ahead of Mason Crane (8th), Matt Griffin (9th) and Steven Kravitz (14th). Later in the 100 free, Arthur Su would battle for third with a time of 52:68. Finishing right behind were Josh Ng (ninth), Griffin (13th) and Kevin Coakley (24th). Connolly would finish second with a time of 5:18.53 in his signature event: the 500-yard freestyle. Also contributing solid performances were; Murphy (ninth), Brayer (15th) and Tom Blanchard (16th). Zelvis would return in the 100-yard butterfly to take fourth place, just ahead of Ng (sixth) and Malcolm Edgar (10th). In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Zelvis and teammates; Griffin, Ng and Crane would finish in sixth. The Su brothers, turning in solid performances in the 100yard breaststroke, would finish in second and fourth with Arthur (1:07.31) touching the wall ahead of Barry (1:09.48). Kravitz (11th) and Edgar (13th) also contributed in the event. The 100yard backstroke saw Crane (11th) and Coakley (15th) compete.
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The state of youth baseball
Duxbury Youth Baseball announces open registrations for the spring 2011 youth baseball season. From now until Feb. 28, 2011, any child in grades K-9 wishing to play baseball this spring must register online at duxburyyouthbaseball.com of lifetime enjoyment. DYB especially tries to promote baseball’s fundamental principles of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork that can be used throughout life to become better citizens. As an organization, we are constantly working to improve our program and our community. For example in 2010, DYB embarked on a number of ambitious projects, including: DYB oversaw a fundraising effort that led to $50,000 worth of improvements to Murphy Field at Chandler, including construction of dugouts and bullpens as well as the installation of new protective fencing and a new batting cage. Murphy Field, named for legendary DHS baseball coach David Murphy is now one of the South Shore’s premiere baseball facilities. Sinnott Park was converted to a multiple use field by installing portable pitching mounds and basepaths that can be adjusted for “Little League” or “Pony League”-like distances. And the tradition will continue in 2011 with numerous projects on the docket, including: • Coaches clinics are being expanded to provide more training in the areas of skillbuilding, running a practice and enhancing the game expe-

Leagues are organized by grade, as follows: Grades League Pre K - K Tee Ball 1-2 AA 3-4 AAA 5-6 Majors 7-8-9 Jr. Babe Ruth Please note that after Feb. 28, all registrations will incur a $25 registration late fee. Register today to avoid these fees. Registration for summer league play, including the Senior Babe leagues (grades 9-12) will take place in the spring. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Duxbury Youth Baseball, I’d like to thank you for your many years of support. Our program now serves nearly 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 18 with the simple mission of providing a fun and safe environment for the children of Duxbury to enjoy and learn the game of baseball. Our goal as an organization is to enhance every child’s enjoyment of the game through personal instruction, group clinics and organized games so that baseball becomes a source

rience. • DYB is producing an instructional video as a resource for parents, players and coaches. • Summer programs are being expanded to provide a greater number of kids the opportunity to play baseball throughout the months of June and July. • Infield surfaces at Train, Sinnott and Keene Fields will be refurbished with new clay and leveled to enhance the safety and durability of the fields. • Dugouts at Murphy Field will be painted to acknowledge outstanding DHS baseball teams of the past, including last year’s record-breaking varsity team. Of course, no program of this magnitude can be successful without the support of many volunteers. Whether you are able to commit considerable time in helping to coach one of our teams or if you only have an hour or two to give, we need your help! Volunteer opportunities are available to fit all schedules so please signup for whatever commitment your schedule will allow. Once again, thank you for your continued support of our program. We look forward to working with you to make this the most enjoyable season ever for your child.

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Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest
Tempur-pedic Mattress Tempur-Pedic mattress set: Top-of-the-line, king, like new, 5 months old, no pets, yours for 1/2 sale price. Call: 781-934-0389

Solid Cherry Queen Bed Kincaid solid cherry queen 4 poster bed. Retails $1000. $500/bo. 781-934-7384. 4 Piece Living Room Furniture Cream couch $600, 2 wing chairs $250, 1 slipper chair $150. OBO. Exceptional value. Rarely used and in beautiful condition. Purchased at Jordan’s Furniture. Make an offer! Call me today! 781-204-9110. AFS Fruit Sale Purchase top quality Florida red grapefruits, California navel oranges, Florida juice oranges or a combination box of navels, grapefruits, and pears. Profits help support local AFS chapter and international high school student exchanges. Call 781-319-0429 or email rmyanulis@netzero.net

Climbing the Career Ladder
After School Childcare Needed to watch 12 and 10 year olds and take them to/from after school activities. Easy gig but 10-year old is special needs. Must have excellent references and driving record. Please call 781-974-6417. Part Time Babysitter I am looking for a babysitter for my three year old Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11-3. Must be willing to do light housekeeping. Please call 781-452-7072. Disabled Care Middle aged disabled woman seeks help 2 days a week for errands, local doctor appointments, and help in the house. Must have a car. Non-smoker. 781 585-9133. Civil practice Boston Law Firm with local Duxbury office seeks part-time paralegal/secretary. Flexible mothers hours approx. 15 hours/week. RE closing and civil litigation experience preferred. Typing skills necessary. Attorneys considered as opportunity exists for contract work. Please email cover letter and resume to mdonohoe@welchdonohoe.com
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Kitchen Table and Chairs Solid birch table top on decorative steel pewter base with four solid birch matching chairs. Your price, $200; Jordan’s Furniture price, $1150. Good shape. Emailed photo available upon request. Call 617-875-1990. Dining Room Set 6’ trestle table with six oak ladderback chairs. All newly refinished and new reed seats in the six chairs. Excellent condition. $750. Call 781-582-5233 or email bnudd410@aol.com Eliminate High Heating Bills While doing something good for the environment! Central Boiler E-Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace is the next generation of cleaner wood/pellet furnaces. 97% efficient, EPA qualified. Heat your entire home and hot water. Call today: 508-717-9447. Ethan Allen Furniture Seven piece Farmhouse Pine family room set includes two end tables, mirror, two audio cabinets, sofa, video cabinet.. Asking $2500 for all, or will sell separately. Excellent condition. Call 781-585-7188. Irish Step Solo Dress Stunning Siopa Rince dress made in Ireland in 2009. Red velvet, white and orange accents, beautiful layered soft fabric skirt. Hundreds of Swarovski crystals. Stored flat, non-smoking home. Perfect first solo dress. Approximately fits size 10. $1,000. 781-789-0092 Wedding Dress Gorgeous formal ivory, size 6, bride’s gown. This long-sleeved, satin and lace beaded gown is perfect for a late fall or winter wedding. Asking $750 or BO. Must see. Please call 781-452-7242.

Homeward Bound
Duxbury Rental Three bedroom Cape for rent on quiet 3+ acre lot. One mile from Rt. 3. Very clean. Available immediately. $1900 plus utilities. 781-760-0628. Duxbury Carriage House Sunny, 2 story, 1 bedroom apartment in attached carriage house with antique charm, wide pine floors, full kitchen, w/d, includes all utilities, pet friendly, conveniently located, outdoor space, $1200/mo. first, last, security deposit, 781 934-8303. 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. Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809. 55+ Home in Lake Fairways
in North Fort Meyers, Florida for $34,900. Fully furnished double wide, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, closed in lanai, and more! Details on www.mandmhomesofflorida.com/FIN CHhome.html Call 781-504-1215.

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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. 4 Room Antique Cape Apt. Charming, sunny 4 room apartment in Kingston antique Cape. Recently renovated, gas fireplace. All utilities included, plus cable and internet. Munites from xway and train station. Must see. $1250/mo. No smoking, pet negotiable. 781-585-6811. Land for Sale - 9 +/- beachfront acres on Andros Island, Bahamas, the Bonefishing capital of the world. Close to airport. For details call 617-835-2942. 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. 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. Apartment for Rent
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FROM HOME OF THE DRAGONS ...

At Your Service
House Cleaning Home and/or office cleaning. Many years of experience. References available. Free estimates. Call 508-746-0764 or 339-832-0616. Absolute Removal Large or small cleanouts of basements, attics, sheds, yards. Small construction sites. Storage units. We do the work or you can make a pile and we’ll take it away. Fast reliable service seven days/week. Free estimates. 781-588-4036. South Shore. 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. Snowplowing/Gen’l Contracting Snowplowing driveways and lots. Frame to finish contracting. Licened and insured. Call Jayson 617-966-0134 or email jayson@jandjcarpentry.net. 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 @hotmail.com Seasoned Firewood Kiln-dried firewood Cut and split 14”-16” lengths. Call Nessralla’s Farms in Marshfield, 781-834-2833, or visit www.nessrallas.com. Recently retired math department chairperson available to tutor: Algebra thru Calculus. Call: 781-585-3412 or email:pajem01@gmail.com 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. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. MC and Visa accepted. Free estimates. Call Debbie, 781-585-8043. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. Experienced Babysitter Mature, experienced and reliable babysitter available to sit in your home. Evenings, days, weekends. References available; please call 781-934-9695. Rute Cleaner Many years of experience with excellent references. Specializing in house and office cleaning. Call anytime for free estimate. Fully insured. Speak with Humberto, 508-732-0182 or 774-454-4982.
Math Tutor

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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. Snowplow/Gen’l Contracting Snowplowing driveways and lots. Frame to finish contracting. Licened and insured. Call Jayson 617-966-0134 or email jayson@jandjcarpentry.net. 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. 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. 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.
Dinner preparation/cleanup, weeknights. Kind, respectful, attentive service. References available upon request. Please call Laurie at 339-832-0020.

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Homeward Bound
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 lynne.devnew@gmail.com. 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. Apartment for Rent 2 BR 2nd floor. Beautiful, sunny, spacious apartment available. 33 Enterprise St., Duxbury. Call 781-934-5900.

At Your Service
Fishing Charters Outstanding charters for striped bass & blues. Offshore tuna. Freshwater canoe trips for trout, smallmouth, largemouth bass. Bird watching excursions. Clamming trips. Flycasting lessons. Scenic bay tours. Gift Certificates. Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. 781-934-2838 www.baymenoutfitters.com 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 www.h2sew.org 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. 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. Painting - One Room at a Time Interior painting and consultation. Want to freshen up a room? Moving and need to neutralize a space? We work within your budget. Get a fresh look for Spring! Call 617-755-5799. 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 Frugalblindsandshutters.com

Available March 1st. Seeking single non-smoking person. Two floors: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, living room; sunny & bright with windows on 3 sides. Own entrances up & down; full deck; A/C; walk to Hall’s Corner; $995 month includes all utilities, FIOS, use of washer/dryer. Call 781-934-2862.

Evening Help

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 pvtod@aol.com.
Ocean-front 4-bedroom, 2-bath home. Multi decks, gas fireplace, fully furnished. Cable, internet, phone available. No smoking, no pets. Now booking weekly summer rentals; some prime time still available, including one 2-week block. Springtime long weekends considered. Call Jim for terms, 508-651-2740. Hoping for Safe Relocation Disabled domestic abuse survivor seeking affordable housing in Duxbury for sweet 2yr. old daughter and self for safe and serene relocation. Very good references. Educated, non-smoker, drug free. Please call: 617.501.0569.

Summer Rental

At Your Service
Cleaning Service House and office cleaning. References available. Call Rose, 774-269-6646. 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. 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.

House for Rent One floor ranch style home. Two bedrooms, one bath, custom oak kitchen, dining area, living room, family room, laundry room w/hook ups, large deck, on 4+ wooded acres. $1800 plus utilities. Pets negotiable. No smokers. 781-585-7905 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.

Grades 1-5 Tutor Retired school psychologist, former elementary school teacher, who has been tutoring individual children, has openings to assist your child with reading, literacy skills, math, homework and organization. Please call Terry, 781-585-9022. 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. Cleaning With a personal touch. Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly. Reasonable rates and references. Dottie, 781-588-3409. 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 www.dwdrewwoodworking.com. Call Dave Drew, (h) 781-545-4246 or (c) 617-835-9044. 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. lindarobinson15@comcast.net or call 781-789-6140.

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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. Handyman Services Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, electric, and plumbing. Powerwashing. Install windows, doors, new decks. Storm doors, deck and home repairs. Floating floors. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548, 508-224-9036. 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.

At Your Service �
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.

Planes, Train & Automobiles
Selling your car or boat? For less than the cost of a tank of gas you can reach more than 10,000 potential buyers in the Clipper.Classifieds. To place your ad call 781-934-2811 or visit us on the web at www.duxburyclipper.com.

Planes, Train & Automobiles

Planes, Train & Automobiles

Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244.

Small Engine Repair Also, snow blowers and chain saws repaired and sharpened. Outboards, 15hp or under, lawn mowers, light welding, small engine repair, household appliances. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. Pickup and dropoff available. Call Todd, 781-936-8724.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Christopher Phillips • 781-934-7255

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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LEGAL NOTICE MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by David L. Slayter to World Savings Bank, FSB,, dated November 11, 2005 and recorded in Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 31744, Page 157, of which mortgage Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Southwest, N.A. f/k/a Wachovia Mort-

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gage, FSB f/k/a World Savings Bank, FSB, is the present holder, for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, the mortgaged premises located at 15 Philips Brook Circle, Duxbury, Massachusetts will be sold at a Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on March 18, 2011, at the mortgaged premises, more particularly described below, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: A certain parcel of land situated in Duxbury, Plymouth County, being shown as Lot #4, as shown on a plan entitled 'Philips Brook Circle” - Definition Subdivision Plan of Land, “Being a resubdivision of lots 2 and 3 as shown on a Plan No. 806 of 1986” Duxbury, Mass., dated February 9, 1987, prepared by Keefe Associates, 468 Plain Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts and revised March 6, 1987 by R.E. Southwick & Associates, 46 Trout Farm Lane, Duxbury , MA recorded as Plan No. 88-439 at Plan Book 30, Page 786 with the Plymouth County Registry of deeds. Said Lot #4 containing approximately 50,721.00 square feet according to said plan. Also, the fee in Philips Brook Circle as shown on aforementioned plan. For title see deed recorded in Book 28120 at page 116. The above premises will be sold subject to all taxes, assessments, and other encumbrances which may constitute a prior lien thereon, and will be conveyed subject to any easements, restrictions of record, tenancies, and rights of redemption for unpaid federal taxes, if any, as shall, notwithstanding this provision, constitute valid liens or encumbrances thereon after said sale. Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier's check, or certified check in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder and will be required to be paid as a deposit by the successful bidder; successful bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or current funds in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee's attorney, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, 2364 Post Road, Suite 100, Warwick, RI 02886, or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. Other terms to be an-

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nounced at the sale. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK SOUTHWEST, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB By Its Attorneys, PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN LLP 2364 Post Road, Suite 100 Warwick, Rhode Island 02886 (40l) 681-1900 3D-Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, ‘11

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right having a radius of 191.01' a distance of 300.04', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 125.00' a distance of 178.08', Then N51-15-52E a distance of 222.65', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 48.46' to a point on Elm Street, Then by Elm Street S28-03-52E a distance of 122.11', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 61.45', Then S51-15-52W a distance of 200.17', Then by a curve to the right having a radius of 175.00' a distance of 249.31, Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 141.01' a distance of 221.50', Then S42-53-26W a distance of 32.83', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 54.98', Then S47-06-35E a distance of 279.19', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 175.00' a distance of 80.76', Then S73-33-05E a distance of 219.97', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 219.86' a distance of 199.44', Then N54-28-23E a distance of 176.54', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 53.60' to a point on Elm Street, Then by Elm Street S33-16-17E a distance of 120.09' to the point of beginning. The layout plans of both streets are available for viewing at the Town Clerk's office located at Duxbury Town Hall during normal business hours. Any person interested or wishing to comment on the petition should appear at the time and place noted above or forward written comments prior to said public meeting to the Board of Selectmen's Office at 878 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting and may request the materials in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the public meeting should be made at least three business days in advance by contacting the Board of Selectmen's office at 781-934-1100 x 149. Shawn Dahlen, Chairman Board of Selectmen 1D - Feb. 16, ‘11

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TOWN OF DUXBURY SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2011 AT 9:10 A.M.
Plymouth, ss Greetings: To either of the Constables of the Town of Duxbury, in said County: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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you are directed to NOTIFY and WARN the INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF DUXBURY, qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet in the Duxbury Schools Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street, in said Duxbury on SATURDAY, the TWELFTH day of MARCH, 2011 next, at 9:10 A.M. for a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, for the transaction of any business that may legally come before said meeting: Article 1 To see if the Town will

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE DUXBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen hereby gives notice of a public meeting to be held on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM at Duxbury Town Hall, 878 Tremont Street, Mural Room (Lower Level). The purpose of the public meeting is to consider a proposed citizen petition for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting (March 12, 2011) for street acceptance concerning the laying out and/or land necessary for related easements of both Cushing Drive and Ice House Road to be accepted as Public Ways in the Town of Duxbury, laid out as follows: Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Elm Street which lies N33-16-17W and a distance of 19.58' from an angle point in the layout of Elm Street, Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 56.36', Then S54-28-23W a distance of 171.82', Then by a curve to the right having a radius of 269.86' a distance of 244.80', Then N73-3305W a distance of 219.97', Then by a curve to the right having a radius of 225.00' a distance of 103.83', Then N47-06-35W a distance of 399.20', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 330.00' a distance of 189.57', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 34.79', Then by a curve to the right having a radius of 75.00' a distance of 384.70', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 34.79', Then by a curve to the right having a radius of 380.00' a distance of 218.29', Then by a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00' a distance of 54.98', Then N42-53-26E a distance of 32.83', Then by a curve to the

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vote to authorize the Town Manager to transfer from available funds to appropriations previously voted at the Annual Town Meeting of March 13, 2010 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2010 for various Town Departments, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen/Town Manager) Article 2 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate by transferring from available funds or from free cash, a sum of money to pay unpaid bills of previous years which may be legally unenforceable due to the insufficiency of an appropriation therefor, or take any action in relation thereto. (Town Manager)

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Article 3 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to fund collective bargaining agreements with any one or more of the following employee organizations for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2010: Duxbury Police Association, Duxbury Police Commanders Association, Duxbury Police Dispatchers Union, Service Employees International Union, CTW-CLC Local 888 (Library Employees), Local 2167 International Association of Firefighters A.F.L.-C.I.O, Local 1700, Council 93, AFSCME, Duxbury DPW Employees, Local 888, SEIU, Town of Duxbury Secretaries and Clerks, Duxbury Teachers Association, Duxbury Teachers Association Unit C-Instructional As-

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sistants, Duxbury Secretaries/Clerks Association (School), Local 1700, AFSCME, Council 93, A.F.L.-C.I.O., School Custodians, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen/ Town Manager/School Committee) Article 4 To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be added to the Unemployment Trust Fund, or take any action in relation thereto.(Finance Department) Article 5 To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be added to the Pension Reserve Fund, or take any action in relation thereto. (Finance Department) Article 6 To see if the Town will

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vote to amend the appropriation authorized by Article 5 of the 2010 Annual Town Meeting and to appropriate a sum of money or transfer from available funds a sum of money in order to implement the recommendations of the Reclassification and Compensation Study, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Town Manager or take any action in relation thereto. (Finance Department) Article 7 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be added to the Stabilization Fund, or take any action in relation thereto. (Board of Selectmen) AND YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO SERVE THIS WARRANT by posting attested copies thereof as pre-

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scribed by M.G.L. Chapter 39, Section 10 and by Chapter 2, Section 2.3 of the Town of Duxbury General Bylaws, and by publishing a copy of this Warrant in a Plymouth County Newspaper, as prescribed by Article 2, Section 2.3 of the Duxbury By-Laws, at least fourteen (14) days before the time of holding said Meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of this meeting. Given under our hands this 7th day of February, 2011. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Shawn M. Dahlen, Chair Elizabeth H. Sullivan, Vice-Chair Christopher R. Donato, Clerk 1D - Feb. 16, ‘11

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