A total of $1500 was raised for medical relief to amputee victims of war in Ukraine through a concert at First Parish Church in Duxbury in late March. The concert featured violinist Zachary Ebin, formerly of South Shore Conservatory, and Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Maria Dolnycky. Ebin and Dolnycky performed 20th century Ukrainian music. The musicians contributed about one third of the concert proceeds to the cause and the community ended up almost matching that same amount. The First Parish Church was left with a substantial sum of money that will make a difference in the lives of multiple amputees. For the mission, the Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project set the fundraising goal at $54,000 and this one concert alone made it possible to donate $1500 to the project.

Read more: A concert for Ukraine

The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved an update to the aquaculture regulations that now makes it legal for Duxbury’s oyster growers to use a float or barge to process their harvested oysters.

Read more: Aquaculture rules updated



Olav Serres, Teresa Hering, Lucia Pastor and Luca Zappa spent a year studying abroad at Duxbury High School.

Summer time for many Duxbury students means summer jobs, athletics and spending time at the beach. For four Duxbury students, it means returning home to see their families, whom they haven't seen in more than 10 months.

Read more: A bittersweet goodbye


Grace Campbell 

As the school year wraps up and students begin making their summer plans, one Duxbury seventh grader will spend her summer far from home.

Read more: An intensive summe: Student to travel to Houston for ballet program


Kitty Hunter, Sarah Walker, Jason Cheal, Thomas Farias, David Gardner, Lexi Lombardi and Sue Bradford take a break from drywalling during last year’s trip to New Orleans.

Each year, a group of volunteers travels down to New Orleans to help build homes for those whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Read more: 10 years later: Volunteers travel to New Orleans

 


The Duxbury Board of Selectmen, Town Manager RenRead, Conservation Administrator Joe Grady and State Representative Josh Cutler honored lifelong Duxbury resident Stan Merry on his upcoming 100th birthday. Selectmen convened their Monday meeting at Merry’s Temple Street house near the cranberry bogs and conservation land the town recently bought from Merry. l to r Read, Grady, Selectman David Madigan, Selectman Shawn Dahlen, Selectman Ted Flynn, State Rep. Cutler.

On Monday, the Board of Selectmen convened their weekly meeting in an unusual place for a very unique reason – they met in the Temple Street living room of lifetime Duxbury resident Stan Merry in order to honor his upcoming 100th birthday.

Read more: Centennial celebration: Lifelong resident honored

Stamp Out Hunger is a Duxbury event that has occurred each spring for the last three years. Last Saturday, May 9 the annual event continued when many Duxbury residents put nonperishable food items out for the mail carriers to collect so they could be donated to the Duxbury Food Pantry.

Read more: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ supports pantry

The Duxbury High School music department has hadquite a year. The DHS String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers were invited to perform at the Strathmore Concert Hall in North Bethesda, Maryland in March. As part of their trip, students participated in clinics, took in a performance of the Baltimore Symphony and went sightseeing inWashington,D.C. The students performed at the Strathmore Concert Hall for over 500 people, an experience Orchestra Director Nick Tartaka said was exciting.

Read more: Big year for Duxbury music

The expansion of the Island Creek Village housing development on Tremont Street is moving forward with the real estate closing on the affordable age-restricted portion expected to happen this week.On Monday, Courtney Koslow, development director of Beacon Communities LLC, told the Board of Selectmen that the closing on the first phase of the expansion for the Island Creek Village North development was scheduled to take place on Tuesday. Plans for the first phase call for 94 single-family housing units for ages 55 and older to be built on over 15 acres. The total project includes three additional 36-unit buildings, 12 three-bedroom row houses clustered within three buildings and a pool.

Read more: Island Creek North development moves ahead

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be issuing an invitation to bid on the Duxbury Bay dredging project by the end of the month, town officials announced this week.

Read more: Dredging project outlined by Army Corps

Last spring, a record number of piping plover shorebirds returned to Duxbury Beach to nest and raise their chicks; this year the trend continues with 15 pairs of birds and nine nests counted on the beach so far.

Read more: They’re back: Strong population of Piping Plovers returns to nest

(THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1975, AND UPDATED IN 1987 FOR THE DUXBURY BOOK –ED.) 

The Duxbury Clipper, conceived over a bridge game, and for many years produced in our dining room, is still young as newspapers go. Yet, into its third decade, it has left an indelible mark on Duxbury, and perhaps because of that, has become among the most successful community weeklies in New England.

Read more: Clipper's 65th Anniversary: Clipper: A Ma and Pa operation

 


Paul Mabey, Austin G. and Fenna Hanes welcome volunteers to the litter sweep on Monday. 


This Saturday, May 2, The annual spring Litter Sweep brought many citizens of Duxbury out to enjoy the nice weather and help beautify the
 town. 

Read more: Best ever litter sweep

Nearly two dozen people turned out for this past weekend’s Spring Fling to benefi t the Duxbury Fire Department’s fundraising efforts to purchase a drone.

Read more: Residents support drone fundraiser


FIre crews knock down a garage fire on Moulton Street. 

The Duxbury Fire Department had a busy couple of days, fighting car fires, brush fires and reporting to car accidents.

Read more: Busy season for firefighters

In the 20 minutes before the last Lt. Timothy Steel Memorial 5K, the chilly weather had runners jumping up and down and wondering if it was going to rain. By the time the first racers crossed the starting line, however, the sun had broken through and promised a perfect spring day. Nearly 280 signed up forthe race this past Saturday and about 215 started and completed the race.

Read more: Opportunity to remember: Hundreds run in Steele 5K