It took six years for the John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites to get the designation as a National Historic Landmark.

Read more: Alden site dedicated as a National Historic Monument


The Duxbury School Committee recently voted not to support a citizen request for an independent investigation of the termination of Harry Taylor, citing school and state procedures.

Read more: School Committee rejects citizen investigation request


A Guatemalan man pleaded guilty to misleading a police investigation last Thursday in connection to a body that was found in a cardboard box in July.


Jose Milthon Freddy Azurdia-Montenegro, 55, will now return to Guatemala after appearing in Plymouth Superior Court in Brockton on Thursday on charges of misleading a police investigation, according to his defense attorney Elliot M. Weinstein. Weinstein said Azurdia-Montenegrodecided to plead guilty after “concluding that was in his best interest.”


Prosecutors from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office sought two to three years in state prison for Azurdia-Montenegro, according to Bridget Norton Middleton, spokeswoman to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.


“The court gave him 102 days,” Middleton said. “He had done his time and was released.”



The Board of Selectmen voted to not support a request by the Planning Board to fund an appeal of the Zoning Board of Appeal's recent decision regarding a property on Summerhouse Lane at an emergency meeting on Thursday.

Read more: Beyond right and wrong: Selectmen vote against litigation request by Planning Board

The Duxbury Interfaith Council celebrated their 17th anniversary on Thursday, with a presentation by former executive director of the Rural and Historical Society Patrick Browne at the Duxbury Library. Browne’s presentation outlined the establishment and diversification of religion in Duxbury.

Read more: Interfaith’s 17th anniversary

As residents anxiously await the demolition of the old high school and middle school buildings, the Duxbury Police Department is teaming up with the schools to ensure the safety of police officers and students.

Read more: Invitation for issues, danger

Now more than a week removed from Election Day, the day is being written off as a success.

Read more: Election Day a success

Veterans, family members and residents gathered at the American Legion Post 223 on Tuesday to honor those who have served in the armed forces and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice 

Read more: Duxbury honors, thanks veterans

The water department continues to replace vinyl-lined asbestos cement water pipes 17 years after residents voted to eliminate these pipes, which have been known to leach the carcinogen tetrachloroyethylene, or PCE, into the town’s drinking water.

Read more: Trout Farm Road latest street with new water pipes

The first snowfall in Duxbury did not stop over 200 participants from running, jogging, and walking in the 10th Annual Royce Whitaker 5K Run by the Bay and Kids’ Fun Run on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Read more: Snow falls on Whitaker 5K

Many families have piles of old VHS tapes with family videos of talent shows, first holidays and birthdays sitting in storage collecting dust and waiting to be watched. While most people do not still have VHS players, many wish to watch their home videos again and the Duxbury Free Library is helping them do just that.

Read more: Library offers Makerspace training for adults

Duxbury selectmen plan to seek an amendment to the 1987 Town Manager Act to allow the town manager — not the board of selectmen — to have the power to sign town contracts.

Read more: TM Act change: 2015 Town Meeting talks

Senator in Congress

Edward J. Markey (D), 3,074

Brian J. Herr (R), 3,634


Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Baker and Polito (R), 4,448

Coakley and Kerrigan (D), 2,236

Falchuk and Jennings (I), 151

Lively and Saunders (I), 21

McCormick and Post (I), 39


Attorney General 

Maura Healy (D), 3.094

John B. Miller (R), 3,569


Secretary of State

William Francis Galvin (D), 3,812

David D'Arcangelo (R), 2,734

Daniel L. Factor (Green-Rainbow), 132


Deborah B. Goldberg (D), 2,576

Michael James Heffernan (R), 3,810



Suzanne M. Bump (D), 2,773

Patricia Saint Aubin (R), 3,515


Representative in Congress, Ninth Distric

William Richard Keating (D), 3,105 

John C. Chapman (R), 3,599


Councillor, Fourth District

Christopher Iannella, Jr. (D), 3,119

Jason Crosby (I), 2,412

Joe Ureneck (Working Families), 304


Senator in General Court, Plymouth and Norfolk District

Robert L. Hedlund, JR (R), 5,439


Representative in General Court, Twelfth Plymouth District

Thomas J. Calter III (D/R), 941


Representative in General Court, Sixth Plymouth Distric

Josh Cutler (D), 3,149

Joseph Sheehan (R), 2,240


District Attorney, Plymouth District

Timothy J. Cruz (R), 5,402


Register of Probate, Plymouth County

Matthew J. McDonough (D), 2,712

Anthony Thomas O'Brien, Jr, (R), 3,586


County Treasurer, Plymouth County

Thomas J. O'Brien (D), 4,400


County Commissioner, Plymouth County

Sandra M. Wright (R), 3,965

Scott M. Vecchi (D), 2,186


Ballot Question 1: Gas Tas

Yes, 4,074 

No, 2,679


Ballot Question 2: Beverage Container Deposit

Yes, 1,811

No, 5,055


Ballot Question 3: Casino

Yes, 3,371

No, 3,440


Ballot Question 4: Earn and Use Sick Time

Yes, 3,285

No, 3,504


The Duxbury girls’ cross-country team continued to close the gap on their Patriot League competition in their final team race of 2014.

Read more: Girls XC hoping for a strong finish


The Patriot League season came to a strong close for the Duxbury boys’ cross–country team at Silver Lake High School on Saturday, but hope- fully the best is still to come for the Dragons.

Read more: On to EMass: Boys’ XC takes sixth at league championship, aim for All-States


The Duxbury football team will once again be heading to the postseason after winning a war of attrition with the Quincy Presidents at Veteran’s Stadium Friday night.

Read more: Jump for joy: Dragons win Patriot League with second half rally in Quincy