A combination of cuts in state and federal funding, additional regulations and unforeseen costs could add up to a $208,000 deficit for the Duxbury public schools next year, Superintendent Dr. Ben Tantillo informed the Duxbury School Committee last week.
Last Thursday evening, a large group of Duxbury students and their parents filled the Performing Arts Center to see “The Price You Pay,” an improvisational Drug Story Theater production based on real-life experiences about the seduction of, addiction to, and recovery from drugs and alcohol.
In an effort to promote peace around the world one person and one relationship at a time, Tabish Sattar, an international exchange student from Pakistan, spoke to a group of engaged residents at the local shop ONE: Gift, Person, Place on Sunday, November 15.
The Duxbury Historical Commission held two public hearings on November 4 regarding demolitions of structures on Standish Shore.
The first was for the property at 195 Standish Street (see related story titled, "195 Standish Street to be moved, not demolished"). The second was for 38 Ocean Avenue, a house constructed during the 1870-1900 period that is owned by Gill and Dickie Dillon.
An historic home that was slated for demolition will be moved instead.
On November 4 at a pair of public hearings regarding the demolition applications of two of Duxbury’s historic homes, the Duxbury Historical Commission learned that the house at 195 Standish Street will be disassembled and moved down the road.
One of the definitions of the word “hoopla” is a loud celebration, and the Duxbury Free Library is hoping that their patrons will feel like celebrating after trying their new offering of the Hoopla Digital app, which allows users to access audiobooks, movies, music albums and television shows.
Making music that is making a difference in the lives of children is the purpose behind the new song “Call it Love,” featuring a former long-time Duxbury resident.
Brian Stratton, who was one of the founding members of the Marshfield band The Infractions, recently worked with musical artists Jeffrey Gaines and Grammy award winner Paula Cole to create the single. All proceeds from the song will go to benefit the Citizens for Children’s Safety organization, a registered non-profit based in Duxbury.
Duxbury is losing its longtime Republican state senator Robert Hedlund, who is leaving to become the mayor of Weymouth after wining that election November 3. So far, three candidates have decided to run for his office including Duxbury resident Brian Cook.
Just as Duxbury selectmen were poised to sign off on a conservation restriction for the Blairhaven property on Standish shore, neighbors and concerned residents questioned the legal document saying it was new and very different from a previous version and it needed review by the Blairhaven committee.