The memorial service for James F. Queeny scheduled for Sat 31 Jan at 11 am at the First Parish Church on Tremont St, has been postponed due to weather.

The new date is: Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at First Parish. 

As Duxbury prepared for a potentially historic winter storm to hit on Monday, emergency crews crawled down the streets, spreading sand and salt and making sure responders were at the ready.

Read more: Preparing for the worst

A group of Duxbury residents have been quietly preserving the Standish Cemetery for years and the Clipper recently got the chance to look behind the scenes. The Duxbury Cemetery Department has cared for the Old Burial Grounds, better known as the Standish Cemetery, for many years, along with the attached property, which is owned by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society.

Read more: Protecting Duxbury’s history: Members of Cemetery Dept. tend Burial Grounds

The Duxbury Animal Shelter has raised thousands of dollars for a dog that needed severe medical attention.

Read more: Community raises thousands for Milford

The Duxbury Free Library is encouraging patrons to donate pajamas for a good cause. The library is partnering with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons to provide new pajamas so that all kids can be cozy while they read.

The goal of the pajama drive is to collect at least 100 pairs of pajamas in sizes 4/5T to 18/20.

Library director Carol
 Jankowski said the library has been given permission to use the library’s delivery system to deliver the pajamas to Cradles to Crayons, the organization behind the event.

Patrons are encouraged to donate pajamas at the library
 between Feb. 1 and Feb. 22. If 100 pairs are donated, the library staff will wear their pajamas to work on Feb. 24.

All of the donated pajamas will be donated to childrenacross Massachusetts.

 

Make sure to check back in for updates through the storm. 

As Duxbury prepared for a potentially historic winter storm to hit on Monday, emergency crews crawled down the streets, spreading sand and salt and making sure responders were at the ready

Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon and implemented a travel ban for the beginning of the week ahead of the storm that was slated to hit Monday night and last through Wednesday

In Duxbury, the Emergency Operations Center was activated at 6 p.m. on Monday for residents who needed non-emergency assistance.

Ahead of the storm, the Duxbury Fire Department reminded Gurnet Road residents to be aware of destructive high tides and said, “voluntary evacuation is prudent.”

 

Closings

Superintendent of schools Dr. Ben Tantillo closed school on Tuesday, due to the blizzard.

 

The Duxbury Senior Center will serve as a warming center during the storm for those residents who lose power. 

The Duxbury Free Library also closed for the storm, closing at 4 p.m. on Monday and all day Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Plymouth County Beekeepers Association held the first class of its sixth annual bee school Thursday night at the Pembroke Community Center, with over 150 people in attendance. The four month long class consists of new and experienced beekeepers alike from Duxbury and all over the South Shore, and is led by Glen Cornell, in his second year teaching the school. 

Read more: Beekeeping school begins

 

The Myles Standish Burying Ground has been approved for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. 

Read more: Historic Duxbury

 

Duxbury School Committee chair John Heinstadt has announced that he will be retiring from his position on the School Committee this year.

Read more: School Comm. chair to retire

 

With nearly five years of planning ahead of them, members of the Duxbury Friends of the Plymouth 400th committee held their first meeting last Wednesdays to take care of logistics and plan their meeting schedule. 

Read more: Plymouth 400th holds 1st meeting

 

This week, Duxbury said goodbye to a long time firefighter who has retired after serving the town for 36 years.

Read more: Fire Dept. says goodbye

 

The Duxbury Fire Department is proposing two articles for the upcoming annual town meeting; one is related to ambulance funding and the other concerns automatic external defibrillators.

Read more: Fire Dept. proposes two Town Meeting articles

Members of Duxbury High School’s drama department are gearing up for one of the most complex and exciting musicals they have ever performed.

Read more: ‘Phantom’ arrives in Duxbury

 

New legislation will give Town Moderators expanded powers to implement safer, alternative methods for postponing Town Meetings due to weather-related or public– safety emergencies.

Read more: New law gives expanded powers to moderators

Lisa Dembowski, director of guidance at Duxbury High School, gave a presentation on changes that will be made to the SAT starting in 2016 at the most recent school committee meeting on Jan. 7.

Read more: Students to see changes in SAT

 

The three dens of Cub Scout Pack 1776 of Duxbury gathered at Myles Standish State Forest on Saturday for the annual Klondike Derby, a day designed to sharpen their outdoor living skills, and teach teamwork.

Read more: Scouts contest in the cold