This year, 34 Duxbury residents will ride in the 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) to raise money to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. With a collective goal of raising $38 million for the cause, 5,500 cyclists, ranging in age from 13 to 88, will ride one of 11 one- and two-day routes across Massachusetts. The Clipper caught up with some of the riders and asked, “Why do you ride?”
Robin Hallowell is a breast cancer survivor of 14 years. This year, she will be riding in her fourth PMC.
“Luckily, the breast cancer is way in my rearview and I can now focus on training for this ride that supports such a good cause,” she said.
“Amazing” is a word abundant in her emotional recollection of her past experiences at the PMC. Grateful for being healthy enough to ride the past three years, Hallowell said she has had friends who were still going through treatment, or who had just finished treatment, that took on the challenge and truly inspired her.
In 1973, Toni Rapier found herself playing cello for the Boston Pops in the culmination of a whirlwind journey that sent her traveling across the country. This summer, she celebrates 40 years with the Pops and looks forward to many more.
Duxbury Police officers help locate missing girl in mock abduction training
It was a sweltering morning and a mock abduction exercise had left 13-year-old “Erin” unaccounted for on her summer school attendance sheet. Just past 8 a.m., a black Chrysler sedan snatched her up from her usual walking route near Norwood’s Westover Parkway and sped off to an unknown location.
The board of selectmen this week approved a “memo of understanding” between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the placement of a radiological air monitor in Duxbury, which the town will buy and the state will operate and maintain.
The recent over-sand ve hicle closures at Duxbury Beach have prompted many people to question the way the town manages the beach and the Duxbury Beach committee has been tasked with the job of studying some of these issues, such as overcrowding, parking enforcement and an electronic sticker counting program.
A Marshfield man was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny on Wednesday after Duxbury Police were called and notified of a disturbance near Blakeman’s Snack Shop at Duxbury Beach at 1:49 a.m. on July 16.
Dylan King is a typical nine-year-old boy. He likes sports, movies, playing hide and seek with his siblings and hanging out with his dog, Hope. While Hope loves playing in the pool with Dylan and his brother, John Ryan, and sister, Katie, she has given a whole new meaning to “man’s best friend.”
The board of selectmen this week approved a ‘memo of understanding’ between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the placement of a radiological air monitor in Duxbury, which the town will buy and the state will operate and maintain.
The Duxbury Beach off road vehicle corridor will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 12, with restrictions. Only off road vehicles (ORV) displaying a valid 2013 resident or non-resident over sand Town of Duxbury beach sticker affixed to fron windshields will be allowed access to the front drive-on beach.