One Duxbury resident concerned about rising sea levels after watching the waters near his house gain on the Back River marsh for the past 70 years has proposed that the state and federal government should be proactive in planning for and funding mitigation projects.
After five years of roadblocks, a plan to restore the historic Keene’s Mill foundation is moving forward. In 2010, voters at the annual town meeting approved a proposal to spend $30,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to restore the foundation of an old saw mill, located near the intersection of Temple and Keene Streets. The project consists of removing and resetting the granite blocks that have tumbled down into the nearby stream back into the foundation. In 2008, the town acquired the land containing the mill when it bought 97 acres near Camp Wing fromCrossroads for Kids.
At their Monday meeting, selectmen reversed the position they took at the recent special town meeting and agreed to combine the golf and restaurant contracts for a new lease to operate North Hill Country Club.
As a reaction to the youth risk survey from last spring, the school district is introducing a suicide prevention program for Duxbury High School freshmen, assistant Superintendent Laurie Hunter told the School Committee last Wednesday night.
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.