Lucas and his crew. From left to right: Penny McPhail (pacer), Lucas Wojciechowski, Julia Millon (crew, athletic trainer), David Wilemski (co-worker at Facebook, pacer)
“In running other races, I got the sense that I could run 100 miles. It feels wrong to imagine you could run 100 miles and never actually test yourself.”
Twenty miles from the finish line, Lucas Wojciechowski felt a sharp pain in his ankle and knew immediately something was wrong. Twenty hours into the race, he had experienced thick fog and howling winds, not to mention a mental barrier that threatened to prevent him from finishing the race. He was racing for 100 miles and he wasn’t about to stop.
With the new school year rapidly approaching, students, parents and teachers are wondering, "What's up with the new school?" Here, the Clipper visits the construction site and documents the progress of the new school, as construction workers aim to "get dry" and close up the outside by fall.
On the weekend of July 20, a plumbing contractor attempting to hydraulically remediate a clogged floor drain caused significant flooding at the Duxbury Police Station, which covered at least 30 percent of the floor area in the building with water containing effluent, or raw sewage.
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit, with conditions, to James and Joan Gilson and Timothy and Elizabeth Quinlisk on Hicks Point Road on Monday. The permit will allow the construction of a new pier consisting of a ramp, walkway, platform, gangway and float.
Vince Cooney, Sr., laughs at a family cookout. Cooney passed away from stage four glioblastoma in October 2012.
Duxbury family raises money for cancer research, cure
Almost a year after losing their husband, father and grandfather, the three Cooney families are getting together to raise money for brain cancer research through the Jimmy Fund Walk with one goal: to erase the heartache families have to endure after losing a loved one to cancer.
While libraries are traditionally known for their extensive print collections and resource materials, Duxbury Free Library is thinking out of the box and paving the way for children and adults alike to collaborate, innovate, and, most importantly, tinker.
Duxapalooza Music Festival and Carnival at the Duxbury Student Union is right around the bend. On Saturday, Aug. 10 from 3 to 8 p.m., the entire community is invited to come to Duxapalooza, sponsored by the Paul S. Fortini Foundation.
Construction on the Pine Street Water Main will resume the week of Aug. 5.
In preparation for the final phase of the construction of the Pine Street water main project, the contractor will be laying out the remaining work to be completed along Lake Shore Drive the week of Aug. 5. This will involve assembling valves and fittings above ground. Actual excavation will begin at the intersection of Chapel Street and continue into Lake Shore Drive in Pembroke. The road will remain open but please plan for traffic delays. Lake Shore Drive will need to be closed at the Pembroke line no sooner than Aug. 12 and will be closed to through traffic remaining detoured for approximately three weeks. Should you have questions, please contact the Water Department at 781-934-1100 ext. 129 or 130 during normal Town Hall Business hours.
NStar senior arborist Bill Hayes explains the re-planting plans for affected areas within the town layout at the Planning Board Meeting on Monday.
With 172 incompatible trees within the town layout slated to be removed per NStar’s vegetation maintenance on the transmission right-of-ways, the Planning Board has approved a motion to move forward with the re-planting process.