An update on how the piping plover nests are impacting usage of the Duxbury Beach was given during Thursday’s Duxbury Beach Committee meeting. Currently there are 25 piping plover nests, half of which have hatched and are running around.

While everyone else was enjoying Father’s Day gatherings inside, the Duxbury Fire Department was dealing with Mother Nature’s wrath outside. 

With one investigation into suspicious packages still ongoing, a second incident is now on the docket for local of­ficials. 

Various topics were discussed at the Selectmen’s Meeting held last Monday, with leasing options for the North Hill Country Club as one of several items on the docket. 

Planning Director Tom Broadrick has announced his retirement and town officials have started the search for a new town planner.

Restrictions are now in place as piping plover nests have been established and eggs have begun hatching.

This year’s Fourth of July Booklet Artwork Contest winner drew his inspiration from the things he knows best: summertime on the Bluefish River.

The Duxbury Fire Department spent the last week participating in Operation Swift Response, one of the biggest technical rescue training exercises in the state.

After years of planning and designing, the Duxbury Free Library is ready to start moving forward with its Reading Garden Entrance project. The lower-level entrance will be redesigned for use as the library’s main entrance, as was originally intended when the library first opened.

This week Duxbury Selectmen agreed to spend approximately $250,000 for a consultant to study what went wrong with the repairs to the Powder Point bridge piles in order to arm the town with ammunition for an expected legal fight with the manufacturer and/or the installer.

On Sunday, June 14 officials from the Duxbury Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of suspicious objects present in the area of Franklin Street and Valley Street.

“Transition” was the theme for this year’s senior class, as they entered a new school building, charged with setting the tone for the future of Duxbury High School.

Clarkson University alumni hockey players visited Duxbury last week to pay tribute to their former coach and Duxbury resident, Leonard Ceglarski and his wife Ursela.

The gauntlet has been thrown. Each of Duxbury High School’s classes for next year have been challenged by this year’s graduating class as one last gift before they left for good. 

Standing before a sea of green and white at Saturday’s graduation, senior speaker Patrick Shay presented the senior gift. From experience, Shay said, the seniors learned that it was difficult to stay hydrated while also keeping their seats in what they call the “Breadboard” area, an area for seniors to hang out and eat that is not the cafeteria.

A young visitor to Duxbury is being called a hero after helping to save a man who had gotten stuck in the mud. Jack Ahrens, 11, spotted a man stuck up to his armpits in mud off of Cove Street on Saturday night. He ran to alert a neighbor, who called the fire department.

The graduates were seated on the lawn, looking straight ahead at the new Duxbury High School. Backhoes, dump trucks, frontend loaders and a crater the Moon would be proud of separated student from structure under the hot June sun.