Duxbury readers took a trip back in time at the Duxbury Free Library last week, as they learned about the abolitionist movement in Duxbury.

Read more: A look back in time: BookBreeze event highlights rich history

 

With three weeks left to go, one Duxbury student is working to raise both money and awareness for a disease that affects his brother, as well as millions of Americans.

Read more: Brother for brother: Raising money for diabetes research in Duxbury

 

An affordable housing project on Temple Street is now in the process of receiving Zoning Board of Appeals approval, something the Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust is pleased with. 

Read more: Affordable housing trust projects moving forward

 

The Zoning Board of Ap- peals indicated this week it would consider approving an 18-unit development for the MacLean’s Way Chapter 40B subdivision off Bow Street, however the developer’s representatives refused to eliminate any houses, saying the project must stay at 24 homes to make it economically viable.

Read more: Dense 40B plans an issue

     Republican Patricia Saint Aubin is running for State Auditor on the premise that the holder of the job should be an auditor, which she is and asserts the incumbent, Democrat Susanne Bump, is not. Everything the candidate dislikes about the Auditor's office as currently managed stems from that assertion: Perfunctory audits as short as two pages; unlawful political fundraising inside the office; political hires that are demoralizing to professional auditors.

      Ms. Saint Aubin ("Saint," always unabbreviated, is part of her French surname) grew up in South Dartmouth, attended Bishop Stang High School, and received a degree in accounting from Providence College. She served as an accountant at the Shawmut Bank of Boston, whose reunions she still attends. She lives with her husband Ralph Greggs in Norfolk, where she has been active on several town boards and in local charities.

     When her father became ill Ms. Saint Aubin left full-time work for a time to care for him. Later, when her brother was ill with cancer, she was – as so many women are – the main family care giver. (The Clipper's late publisher David Cutler never tired of saying, "Never underestimate women who have left the work force and returned. They are the greatest generalists!")

     Patricia Saint Aubin is running an aggressive, low-budget campaign that focuses on Suzanne Bump's stewardship of the Auditor’s office. She notes that Ms. Bump has been sued by her former top aide for wrongful termination after the aide complained about unlawful fundraising in the office. She also notes press reports that the auditor billed the state for two miles' travel to and from the St. Patrick's Day roast in South Boston. Such attention to self-serving detail contrasts with lackluster audits on her watch.

     Ms. Saint Aubin says she would end the use of the Auditor’s office as a political hall – a use,she says Susanne Bump brought with her retinue, and was not the way Ms. Bump's respected Democratic predecessor, Joseph DeNucci, operated.

     The Auditor's race is low on the ballot, which in the lifetime of everyone who will vote on Nov. 4 has meant voting Democratic, however one may have voted in the "higher" races. That reflects poorly on voters' intelligence. But one hopes two women vigorously contesting issues having nothing to do with their sex is a healthy harbinger of politics to come.

 With the school year in full swing, the Clipper welcomes a high school intern for the fall semester.

 Brendan Smith is a senior at Rising Tide Charter School, in Plymouth. Brendan is one of Rising Tide’s first-ever interns, as the school started an intern- ship program for the first time this year. This is Brendan’s second week with the Clipper and so far he has spent time on a movie set and learned the trials and tribulations of being a copy editor.

Hello everyone, I am thrilled to have a chance to work at the Clipper, and I am already seeing how much I can learn from the crew here. I am in my final year of high school, and being given an opportunity to try my hand at journalism outside of the classroom will help me immensely with deciding what I will do as I enter college. When I’m not at the Clipper, I can be found all over New England, for my favorite place to be is outdoors, hiking, camping, and fishing whenever I can find time. I also enjoy collecting, which is something I have done for as long as I can remember, collecting every- thing from newspapers, to records, to coins. And if my connection with the Clipper didn’t give it away, I love reading and writing, and am always on the hunt for another great story. I do not have any idea what the future holds in store for me, but I hope it involves the things I get to do at the Clipper; traveling to meet new people, hearing their stories and learning fascinating new things about this community, and being able to write about it all under the guidance of a helpful team.

Following on the heels of the Hollywood movie “Good Kids,” which is currently filming in and around Duxbury, another motion picture has just applied for permission to shoot scenes in town.

Read more: Reeling in movie crews: ‘The Finest Hours’ seeks to film in Duxbury

As students, teachers and staff settle into the new middle and high school building, the School Building Committee looks ahead at the next several phases.

Read more: Demolition on the horizon: Work continues on school construction project

 Sandy Lambert’s Marketplace on St. George Street has been sold and the liquor licenses transferred.

Read more: Town approves liquor license transfer for new store

 

A 91-year-old World War II veteran recently took to the skies and relived part of his war experience.

Read more: The flight of a lifetime: WWII vet relives war experience

Voters at last Tuesday’s primary election made an unusual move as they wrote in a Democratic candidate on the Republican ticket.

Read more: Twice as nice: Tom Calter wins Democratic, Republic primary

 

Hidden beneath letters, old bills and boxes collecting dust lay a manuscript that would prove to be an unexpected gift from a Duxbury man who led an extraordinary life.

Read more: Alaskan adventure revealed: Duxbury family discovers gift from beyond the grave

 

This week, Duxbury officials honored a police sergeant for his four decades of service to the town while also recognizing a retiring police officer and welcoming a new fire fighter-paramedic.

Read more: 40 years of town service: Sgt. Symmonds’ career honored

 

The School Committee looks forward to seeing how the new school building works for students and how students will use their laptops.

Read more: School Committee looks forward to new school year

 

After saying goodbye to the old Duxbury High School building, and anticipating entering the new one, two Duxbury sisters traveled abroad and got a taste of how different African schools are from American schools.

Read more: Culture shock for students: Guilfoile sisters volunteer at Rwanda hospitals

 

As the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center approaches, so, too, does the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Com- mission report, something one Duxbury resident feels honored to have been a part of.

Read more: 10 years later: One resident’s experience with 9/11 Commission