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

This week movie producers received the green light from the town to begin filming a new Hollywood movie at private residences on Power Point, Washington Street and at Duxbury Beach. 

Read more: Duxbury chosen as ‘Good Kids’ film set

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Benedict Tantillo released a statement Tuesday regarding a non-sexual allegation regarding a high school coach/ teacher and two students.

 

In the statement, Tantillo said the district takes these types of allegations seriously and is investigating the incident.

 

“We are fully cooperating with the state agency conducting the investigation,” Tantillo said in the statement. “The safety and wellbeing of our students are most important to us.”

 

Tantillo said he cannot comment further on the situation, as it is a “personnel issue and the right to privacy of the staff member and students involved has to be observed.”

 

School resource officer Friend Weiler said he was unable to comment on the investigation. Calls to Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy and the school committee chair were not immediately returned.

 

Dog feces on town property is once again a hot-button topic: this time the problem is at the Powder Point bridge.

Read more: Dog droppings problematic: More dispensers urged by concerned residents

 

The Duxbury girls’ cross- country team has a new coach this fall in Brandon Josselyn and some new faces he hopes will make a difference for his team both this fall and as he builds his program.

Read more: Ready to go running: New coach and new faces for girls’ XC

 

It’s one thing to enter a high school sports season with a chip on your shoulder from the year before, and another to have that chip and virtually your entire team back a year bigger and a year more experienced.

Read more: Back with a vengeance: Loaded golf team eyes return to glory

 

The Duxbury Cultural Council has been awarded a $4,300 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

The grant was announced by Senator Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) along with Representatives Thomas Calter (D-Kingston) and Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) on Friday. The grant will help support a wide variety of local cultural activities and projects that will benefit resident and support jobs in the nonprofit cultural sector.

 

“These creative programs are an important part of sup- porting the vitality of our communities through the arts, humanities and sciences,” Hedlund said in a statement. “I applaud the Duxbury Cultural Council chair Jan Schwartz and her team for their efforts to make our community a better place to live.”

 

As thousands of people join together to raise money for cancer research, one Duxbury resident will take to the streets to honor a dear friend.

Read more: On the path to a cure: Walker raises money in memory of dear friend

 

The sun shone brightly over the middle school entrance to the new Duxbury co-located middle–high school on Thursday, as students, parents, educatorsandcommunity members gathered to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the state-of-the-art school.

Read more: Duxbury’s new Dragons den

The Percy Walker Pool is now open, after closing for a brief period on Monday. 

Visit http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/Public_Documents/DuxburyMA_Pool/index for more information. 

 

It was not a happy Thanks- giving for the Duxbury football team last season. The bitter taste of their last-minute loss to Marshfield coupled with a depth chart burgeon- ing with young talent has the Dragons taking the field for the 2014 season with a renewed optimism and a chip on their respective shoulders.

Read more: Numbers game: Interest never higher as Dragons begin anew

 

At its first meeting, the School Committee discussed several changes that are anticipated for the new school year.

Read more: School committee looks forward to new year

 In five short weeks, the town of Duxbury will host one of the premier food festivals of the South Shore. The Duxbury Food and Wine Festival will showcase the very best seafood, meats, and produce, while pairing them with an almost endless assortment of carefully selected wines and craft beers. The Festival is comprised of five unique events taking place over four days.

Read more: Introducing the first Duxbury Food and Wine Fest

Duxbury selectmen have adopted a new policy to aid them when considering names for public places.

Selectmen voted unanimously to accept a public property naming policy on Monday. Chairman Shawn Dahlen and Selectmen Ted Flynn were present. Selectman David Madigan was not at the meeting. 

Read more: Town adopts naming policy