The Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee has discovered a major flaw in how the town notifies high school students and their parents about emergency procedures in the event of a problem at the Pilgrim Nuclear power station in Plymouth, and it is taking steps to address the issue.
Starting with winter sports teams this school year, Duxbury High School athletes will be able to take part in a Boston University research study on the effect of multiple blows to the head in their daily lives, the school committee decided last week.
Last week at a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the Fiscal Advisory Committee and the Finance Committee on next year’s capital budget, town officials unveiled a new plan to spend money annually to maintain town buildings and keep them in good repair.
At the October 29 meeting held at the senior center, Town Manager Rene Read explained how the town’s capital budget has been structured in the past and how it will be changing.
Cohasset police arrested a Plymouth man and charged him with trespassing after he was found roaming the halls of an elementary school in that town last week. Anthony P. Binsfield, 31, of Plymouth, was arrested on a single charge of trespassing on school grounds last week.
It all started when Eagle Scout Louis NeJame kept hearing the question: “Duxbury has a food pantry?”
“Most people envision Duxbury to be an affluent seaside town with great public schools, dominant high school sports and a world class music program,” said NeJame, a senior at Duxbury High School.
The hidden problem of food insecurity within Duxbury became apparent to NeJame two years ago when he started his search for an Eagle Scout service project. That’s when he stumbled upon the food pantry, which is located behind St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene on Summer St.
When you are trying to guide and discipline your kids, always keep in mind the happy and healthy 35-50 year old you want to turn them into, a renowned child psychiatrist and author told a packed audience at Duxbury Performing Arts Center last Monday night.
It is no surprise that today’s generation of students have fully embraced the technology evolution spawned by the Internet – baby boomers’ great gift to the world. The explosion of software, applications, and social media has forever changed how we transact, communicate, learn and exchange information.
On Saturday, over 20 residents visited the graves of six men who made their mark on 19th century Duxbury. Carolynn Ravenscroft, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society archivist, brought attendees back to times when Duxbury was the center of shipbuilding, a depressed town where many residents relied on shoemaking to make ends meet, the landing site for the French Atlantic cable and a sought-aftervacation destination.
With random shootings at public places becoming a fact of life in America, the town of Duxbury has updated its workplace violence prevention policy to keep it in linewith modern times.On Monday, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to adopt the new policy as recommended by Human Resources Director Jeannie Horne. The previous one dated to 2002.
It is every parent’s nightmare to have a child addicted to drugs. Trudy Avery knows that nightmare. Avery, who represented Caron Treatment Centers (a substance abuse program) and who is a Sandwich mom of four grown boys, shared her story with a packed audience for the Community Substance Abuse forum at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night last week.