In a move that could be compared to refinancing a mortgage, Duxbury’s treasurer and Board of Selectmen have issued a refunding of $4.325 million in general obligation bonds and sold them again at a lower price, saving the town money and nabbing it a lower interest rate. 

On Monday, July 20, the Duxbury Beach Park Scholarship held its second annual fundraising event – a paint night at Blakeman’s Restaurant.

Duxbury’s top officials are backing four legislative bills up for consideration at the State House this week that would provide residents with better protection from the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth. 

On the first weekend of August, Duxbury resident and cancer survivor Brian Cain will be joining over 5,500 cyclists in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) – a bike-a- thon across Massachusetts that raises money for cancer research and treatment. 

The Battelle Institute actively began marketing its 11acre property on Washington Street in December 2013, but has not been able to successfully close on a sale and now discusses putting the property back on the market. 

The traditional definition of a ‘library’ as a place to borrow and read books no longer does justice to the Duxbury Free Library, which is evolving into a place dedicated to learning and engaging with modern tools and technology.

On average, the Duxbury Regional Emergency Communication Center (D.R.E.C.C.) responds to over 150 incidents per day.Typically, “we hang up the phone and often times wonder what happened from there,” explained Michael Mahoney, D.R.E.C.C.dispatcher. This time was different.

Working on roofs. Building trenches. Adding floors. Repairing bathrooms. These chores are often mundane household tasks on a to-do list. But for a group of local teens and adults, these home repair tasks were happily tackled as part of a week-long service project in Appalachia.

On Saturday, July 11 a six inch water main, built in 1962, gave way on Bayridge Lane, which closed it from through traffic, and buckled a portion of Bay Road, which is still open.

On July 7, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a request to amend an existing special permit to construct a wood-framed shelter and pizza oven.

The Duxbury Free Library kicked off its fundraising efforts for the Reading Garden Entrance Project on Friday, July 10 via a private cocktail party held at Chris Flanagan’s residence. 

The Sisters of St. Margaret want to demolish their 108 year-old chapel located off Washington Street near Hall’s Corner and replace the building with a larger, more functional structure.

On July 8, around 3:30 p.m., Michael Cantwell came home to find a large pile of unwanted goods and trash near his home on Woodridge Road.

Duxbury Bay will not be dredged this year, town officials announced this week, because the lone bid for the project is $1.7 million more than the federal government planned to pay. On Monday, Town Manager Rene Read announced that the project was on hold.

On July 8, Harbormaster Don Beers installed a great white shark monitoring buoy near the first crossover at Duxbury Beach.

Almost all of the 223 piles supporting the Powder Point Bridge that were repaired last year with fiberglass wrap have been damaged by winter ice and classified as being in “fair” to “failed” condition, according to an inspection report released last week from an independent consultant hired by the town last month.