Keeping up to date on the minutiae of politics can be a daunting and, at times, a tedious task. Wishing for somebody to come along and explain everything in layman’s terms is certainly not a sin, and for the citizens of Duxbury, Pembroke and Hanson, Pam Wilmot recently met that demand.
After years of waiting and wrangling to gain approval for dredging Duxbury’s harbor and navigational channel, the dredging machinery is expected to be on site on Friday.
This is the latest information on the project, according to Town Manager René Read. The dredging had been slated to begin on September 21.
Dredging of the federal entrance channel marked by navigational nuns and cans 12 through 22 will begin first and should run seven days a week, 24 hours a day, said Read. All boat moorings in the harbor must be removed by October 14 in anticipation of the dredger moving into the anchorage.
The Army Corps of Engineers is in charge of the dredging project and the company who will do the actual dredging is Cashman/Burnham.
The dredging project window runs until December 31.
The channel and the anchorage were last dredged in 1997.
In her dual roles as a mother and seventh grade English and Latin teacher, Jessica Lahey had a moment of inspiration from three different incidents involving her students and her family one day, and she came to the conclusion that modern parenting and social structure are setting kids up for failure.
In response to an alleged increase in drug activity among Duxbury students, School Superintendent Dr. Ben Tantillo sent out an a email last week addressing his concerns in which he said he plans to hold a community meeting on the issue.
In a spirited debate at the a special Town Meeting at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center Monday night, the town supported a proposal to put out to bid the management of North Hill Country Club as the current contract expires on New Year’s Eve. The town also voted to split up bids for the golf course and the clubhouse/ restaurant.
Duxbury residents got a free preview of a documentary on Razia Jan’s girls school in Afghanistan, “What Tomorrow Brings,” last Friday at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. “Duxbury is where this all started,” Jan told the crowd. “So we had to start (the publicity/ fundraising tour) here.”
Residents at the special Town Meeting on Monday will have an opportunity to discuss leasing options for the North Hill Country Club, which will affect the operation of this town-owned nine hole golf course for the next five to eight years.
Last Thursday, the state closed down Duxbury bay, Bluefish River, Back River, Kingston bay and Plymouth harbor for oyster harvesting for a week due to five confirmed cases of people getting sick from eating local oysters containing the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
A six-item agenda is planned for the special Town Meeting on Monday, October 5. The main business before residents will be approving a new management lease for the North Hill country club.The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on St. George Street. All residents can attend.