This past weekend, Duxbury Drama Troupe #355 performed their play “The Sacrificial King” in the state finals.
Of the 3,000 students from 114 schools who participated in the Massachusetts’s Educational Theater Guild’s Festival of Plays, Duxbury High School drama club’s play was recognized as one of the 14 best in the state.
Twenty years ago, the junior choir of St. John The Evangelist Church of Duxbury was chosen to be in the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
On March 26, the “Dreamcoat” choir members and chaperones got together to celebrate, connect and remember their unique experience.
Duxbury’s Fire Department was called to help rescue a man stuck eight feet down in a trench in Halifax last week.
According to Duxbury Fire Captain Rob Reardon, five Duxbury fire fighters who are part of the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team were dispatched last Tuesday morning to Halifax to help a man who was buried up to his chest in earth.
The victim had been conducting a septic tank inspection when the sidewall he was standing on collapsed and dirt rained down on him, pinning him in the trench.
For the first time in four years, the town is raising its health insurance rates for its employees and retirees.
On Monday, the Board of Selectmen approved a four percent rate increase at the recommendation of Human Resources Director Jeannie Horne. The increase will affect the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and HMO plans. There will be no increase for Blue Cross Blue Shield Medex plan for retirees nor will there be a rate hike for life insurance or dental insurance.
Town officials have supported a request by the Duxbury 2020 Committee to fasttrack a traffic light at Exit 10 of Route 3 near the highway on and off ramps at Tremont Street.
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to send a letter signed by chairman David Madigan to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation asking for a traffic signal at Exit 10 “to facilitate the traffic movement on and off the ramps.”
The town has backed away from its practice of offering one-time discounts to water customers who requested them after receiving unusually high bills and has decided to continue its past procedure of looking for leaks at homes before giving rebates.
On Monday, the Board of Selectmen did not approve any of the five requests for one-time water bill adjustments that were before them.
Instead, board members voted unanimously to have the Water Department contact the five homeowners to help them find a cause for their high water bills. The Water Department will be looking for leaks and inspecting meters.
Duxbury resident Anne Bowes fulfilled her life-long dream of winning “Best of Breed” this February at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – the Superbowl of dog shows – with the help of a little Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Julia.
After that win, they went on to compete in the herding group competition, which was televised live on CNBC at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Julia was pulled out into the top eight from a field of 30 dogs, which was an impressive accomplishment for the then 22-month-old pup and her handler.
“There’s no rocket science to playing the ukulele. You just learn to play by playing.”
Julie Stepanek began her learn to play the ukulele class at the Duxbury Free Library last Saturday morning with these words, instantly gaining the attention of the 40-plus participants holding and strumming all sizes of ukuleles.
The audience ranged in age from the very young – around age three or four – to teenagers and senior citizens. Grandparents and grandchildren and parents and children signed up for the class held in the Merry Room.
It was a busy weekend for the Duxbury fire department as they responded to 15 calls over the two days including a fatal car accident on Saturday night and a two-car crash on Easter Sunday that sent three people to the hospital.
According to Duxbury Fire Captain Rob Reardon, a 60-year old Marshfield woman was killed in a one-car accident on High Street on Saturday when her small SUV veered off the road and hit a tree at 7:53 p.m.
This weekend marks the 35th anniversary of a beloved Duxbury event – the Duxbury Athletics Booster’s annual antique show.
The antique show, which will be held at the high school on Saturday and Sunday, is the primary fundraiser for the Boosters, an organization that supports high school sports by buying capital items not covered by the athletic department’s budget.
The Boosters has a board consisting of a representative from each of the 33 high school sports teams so it is well connected and aware of the needs of each of these groups. Individual teams come forward with requests during the school year and also every team gets a stipend, said Lisa Galvin, who is on the Boosters’ executive board.
There is a newly formed government watchdog group in town, which plans to raise awareness of issues facing Duxbury and encourage public participation on these topics.
The Duxbury Civic Association, Inc. is a new non-profit organization made up of residents concerned about what is happening in town and the issues Duxbury is facing now and in the future. Association president Fernando Guitart of Powder Point Avenue introduced the group to the Board of Selectmen Monday night.
Almost 2,000 residents turned out on Saturday, March 26 to cast their votes at the annual town election in Duxbury.
There were three contested races including a fourway race for two open School Committee seats. The race for School Committee was close – only 122 votes separated the front runner from the fourth place candidate.