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.
This year, 34 Duxbury residents will ride in the 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) to raise money to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. With a collective goal of raising $38 million for the cause, 5,500 cyclists, ranging in age from 13 to 88, will ride one of 11 one- and two-day routes across Massachusetts. The Clipper caught up with some of the riders and asked, “Why do you ride?”
Robin Hallowell is a breast cancer survivor of 14 years. This year, she will be riding in her fourth PMC.
“Luckily, the breast cancer is way in my rearview and I can now focus on training for this ride that supports such a good cause,” she said.
“Amazing” is a word abundant in her emotional recollection of her past experiences at the PMC. Grateful for being healthy enough to ride the past three years, Hallowell said she has had friends who were still going through treatment, or who had just finished treatment, that took on the challenge and truly inspired her.
In 1973, Toni Rapier found herself playing cello for the Boston Pops in the culmination of a whirlwind journey that sent her traveling across the country. This summer, she celebrates 40 years with the Pops and looks forward to many more.
Duxbury Police officers help locate missing girl in mock abduction training
It was a sweltering morning and a mock abduction exercise had left 13-year-old “Erin” unaccounted for on her summer school attendance sheet. Just past 8 a.m., a black Chrysler sedan snatched her up from her usual walking route near Norwood’s Westover Parkway and sped off to an unknown location.
The board of selectmen this week approved a “memo of understanding” between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the placement of a radiological air monitor in Duxbury, which the town will buy and the state will operate and maintain.
The recent over-sand ve hicle closures at Duxbury Beach have prompted many people to question the way the town manages the beach and the Duxbury Beach committee has been tasked with the job of studying some of these issues, such as overcrowding, parking enforcement and an electronic sticker counting program.
A Marshfield man was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny on Wednesday after Duxbury Police were called and notified of a disturbance near Blakeman’s Snack Shop at Duxbury Beach at 1:49 a.m. on July 16.
Dylan King is a typical nine-year-old boy. He likes sports, movies, playing hide and seek with his siblings and hanging out with his dog, Hope. While Hope loves playing in the pool with Dylan and his brother, John Ryan, and sister, Katie, she has given a whole new meaning to “man’s best friend.”