The estate of a woman who was mistakenly cremated in Duxbury last year is suing the state medical examiner and has named the town as a party to the lawsuit. According to Duxbury’s town counsel Arthur Kreiger of Anderson and Kreiger, LLP, the town has been named in the lawsuit the Estate of Frances Hickey v. Officer of the Chief Medical Examiner, et al that is currently in discovery at Suffolk Superior court.
Two people were arrested on Friday, May 29 on Powder Point Ave. in connection to possession of heroin. Corey Mackin, 24, was arrested and will be charged with possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a class B substance.
Dozens of officers paid their respects to the late K9 officer.
Duxbury police officers said goodbye to a long-time colleague and friend on Friday, as retired canine Zar was laid to rest. After nearly 10 years on the Duxbury Police force, Zar retired in September 2013. In the past year and a half, his health has failed, and on Friday he was humanely put down at the Duxbury Animal Hospital on Depot Street. A police escort passed the Duxbury Police Department headquarters on the way to the hospital and subsequently traveled with Zar to an animal cemetery in Middleboro.
The number of piping plover nests has increased to 20, according to a recent press release from the Duxbury Harbormaster.
As of press time there are 20 piping plover nests and 22 established pairs of birds.
The eggs have also begun hatching, causing restrictions and limitations to beach access.
Approximately 2,500 linear feet of Off Road Vehicle (ORV) corridor and approximately 1,000 feet of beach have been restricted. Beach goers are reminded that the number of nests, pairs and access limitations and restrictions can change at any time. Areas that are restricted to motor vehicles and pedestrians have been fences off with orange string and posts and “Area Closed” signs. Adjacent bayside and back road area may also be posted with speed limits not to exceed five miles per hour.As has been done in the past, if any nests hatch within the ORV corridor, Duxbury Beach Park or any other areas of Duxbury Beach, access will be restricted as well.
Cops for Kids with Cancer donated $5,000 to the Morrisey family to help them take care of their son, Kevin, who is battling cancer. From left to right: Officer Andrew Homestead, Police Chief Matthew Clancy, Kevin Morrisey and his son Kevin, retired Boston Police Superintendent in Chief Robert Faherty, Reese Morrisey, Lauren Morrisey, and Officer Brian Johnson.
Last Wednesday, retired Boston Police Superintendent in Chief Robert P. Flaherty visited the Duxbury Police Department to deliver a check to the Morrisey family, whose son Kevin was recently diagnosed with cancer.
OUR NEW HOME: The Duxbury Clipper is now located on the corner of Route 3A and Tremont Street. Parking is on the left hand side of the building.
The Clipper has new digs! Please come visit us at our new location in this historic 1850 building on the corner of Rte. 3A and Rte. 139 in Cox Corner. The entrance is from Tremont Street. Our email, phone numbers and mailing address remain unchanged.
While we are in the transition process, our phone service will be intermittent. For the next two weeks, please contact us via email.
John Heinstadt and his wife Andrea pose after the Community Volunteer Award dinner.
On Wednesday, May 20 the 19th annual Community Volunteer Award Ceremony took place at The Village in Duxbury. A few deserving community members were recognized for their outstanding volunteer work in the previous year.
Almost exactly five years to the date since he took office, Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy sat back in his chair at the Duxbury Police Department and reflected on his tenure in town. Clancy joined the Duxbury Police Deparment in 2010 after spending eight years as Police Chief in Plympton and 17 years as a sergeant in Mashpee. When the opportunity arose to come to Duxbury, Clancy jumped at the chance.
A total of $1500 was raised for medical relief to amputee victims of war in Ukraine through a concert at First Parish Church in Duxbury in late March. The concert featured violinist Zachary Ebin, formerly of South Shore Conservatory, and Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Maria Dolnycky. Ebin and Dolnycky performed 20th century Ukrainian music. The musicians contributed about one third of the concert proceeds to the cause and the community ended up almost matching that same amount. The First Parish Church was left with a substantial sum of money that will make a difference in the lives of multiple amputees. For the mission, the Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project set the fundraising goal at $54,000 and this one concert alone made it possible to donate $1500 to the project.
Olav Serres, Teresa Hering, Lucia Pastor and Luca Zappa spent a year studying abroad at Duxbury High School.
Summer time for many Duxbury students means summer jobs, athletics and spending time at the beach. For four Duxbury students, it means returning home to see their families, whom they haven't seen in more than 10 months.
The Duxbury Board of Selectmen, Town Manager RenRead, Conservation Administrator Joe Grady and State Representative Josh Cutler honored lifelong Duxbury resident Stan Merry on his upcoming 100th birthday. Selectmen convened their Monday meeting at Merry’s Temple Street house near the cranberry bogs and conservation land the town recently bought from Merry. l to r Read, Grady, Selectman David Madigan, Selectman Shawn Dahlen, Selectman Ted Flynn, State Rep. Cutler.
On Monday, the Board of Selectmen convened their weekly meeting in an unusual place for a very unique reason – they met in the Temple Street living room of lifetime Duxbury resident Stan Merry in order to honor his upcoming 100th birthday.