Visitors to Duxbury Beach last Wednesday may have happened upon an unusual ceremony at sunset. 

Read more: Handfasting on Duxbury Beach

 

A teacher and assistant football coach was fired last week after allegations of a non-sexual assault on two students.

Read more: Coach Taylor fired after allegations

 

Duxbury businesses are on alert this week after several owners were contacted by scammers pretending to be electricity providers.

Read more: Electricity phone scam targets local businesses

 

One person was Med- flighted from an accident on Keene Street last Friday after crews used the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim.

 

The accident happened around 2:53 a.m. Friday morn- ing.

The person was transport- ed to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. There was no status on the patient as of press time.

 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

Two Duxbury men were arrested in connection with a burglary spree Tuesday morning.

Read more: Men arrested for burglaries: Three local businesses hit

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Duxbury High School chapter of the National Honor Society would like to invite you to the Jimmy Fund’s Putting For Patients. The NHS has been given a wonderful opportunity to host this fundraiser event for the long fought battle against cancer.
From noon until four P.M., the new high school will be home of an eighteen-hole miniature golf course. Participants have the option of arranging a ‘tee-time’ or just showing up on the day of. Participants can even register a two to four person team, and compete in the day long golf competition, where NHS members will score teams based on their performance.
The event is sure to be a hole-in-one. Alongside the golf course is a Long Putt competition. For a $5.00 fee, the Long Putt is an additional challenge game where anyone can participate. At the end of day, the best long putter will be awarded an amazing grand prize. There will also be food available, as well as other activities and entertainment.
Putting For Patients has been hosted in a variety of high schools throughout Massachusetts. With the town’s support, significant funds can be raised for the Jimmy Fund, the core cancer fundraiser in affiliation with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This event is fun for friends and family of all ages. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

The town has adopted a domestic violence leave policy that will allow town employees who are victims of domestic violence to take up to 15 days away from their jobs with no penalty.

Read more: Domestic violence leave policy adopted in town

 

Thanks to the generosity of the school department, the town hall and the police and fire departments are the recipients of new technology in the form of smart boards.

Read more: Town receives surplus smart boards

"Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m eating crab or chicken"

If you read that and thought a very strange and confused person must have said it, then well... you’re right. But at the same time my friend unknowingly said something that ended up being much more wise and profound than it was intended to be.

Read more: Crab or chicken: Tales from Indonesia

Duxbury senior Olav Serres has been selected to perform with the NAfME All National Band, a chance given to only a handful of high school music students.

Read more: DHS senior to perform with NAfME All National Band

Plymouth Police arrested a Duxbury man for the theft of a piece of construction equipment stolen from South Plymouth on Sunday. 

Police were contacted by the owner of the bobcat, who reported he had found the equipment in Duxbury.

According to Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers, James F. Hoban, III, 34, of 89 Pine Street, was discovered traveling with the bobcat on a trailer on Bourne Road in Plymouth. He was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and malicious damage to a motor vehicle and was arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Monday.

 

The long awaited plans to improve the dangerous intersection at Winter Street and Route 53 (Kingstown Way) are again moving forward, town officials announced this week. 

Read more: Route 53 roundabout plans

 

The town of Duxbury is applying for a $206,000 state grant to study Duxbury beach in order to help future beach conservation efforts.

Read more: Beach study: Conservation grant supported by selectmen

 

Duxbury readers took a trip back in time at the Duxbury Free Library last week, as they learned about the abolitionist movement in Duxbury.

Read more: A look back in time: BookBreeze event highlights rich history

 

With three weeks left to go, one Duxbury student is working to raise both money and awareness for a disease that affects his brother, as well as millions of Americans.

Read more: Brother for brother: Raising money for diabetes research in Duxbury