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Saturday, October 17, 2009, 6:30 pm 11:30 pm At Camp Wing Tickets $60 in Advance $70 at the Door Call 781-834-2700 Purchase tickets online at www.crossroads4kids.org
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Buscontinuing to work out headache Schoolsthe kinks from start time changeEven though the vote to change the school start times was several months ago, the issue is still causing tension in the community and on the School Committee itself. The latest bone of contention since the School Committee voted in February to, in essence, flip the start times of the high school and middle school with Alden Elementary has been the buses. Superintendent of School Susan Skeiber said the district did have a problem with children being picked up before 7 a.m. something school officials promised wouldnt happen when the time change was first implemented.By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com
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We very quickly rectified that, Skeiber said, adding that theyve since received notification from the bus company that the problem is solved. She said the problem has been traffic, saying that the worst congestion is around 8-8:15, which is the new start time for the older students. Skeiber said that the district has reached out to the police department to discuss possible solutions. Committee member John Heinstadt asked what could be causing additional traffic. Skeiber said there isnt an easy answer, although more parents and students could be driving because of an increase incontinued on page 12
JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS: Sydney and Adrian Philbrick ring the bell on the front of one of the fire engines at the Duxburys fire departments open house. For more pictures go to page 24.
An amazing raceTBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com
Local man to trek across Africa for charity
No deal yet for police chief, townThe town and the attorney for former Duxbury Police Chief Mark DeLuca are still working on finalizing a settlement, tentatively agreed upon last Monday, that would end DeLucas tenure in Duxbury and bring closure to an issue that has sharply divided residents and public officials alike. Town Counsel Robert Troy said this week that there was still some additional input needed on the document. He said he had drafted the document and sent it to Duxbury Town Hall for review. FromBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com
he tag line for the Africa Rally is fighting to make the world less boring. That just about sums up the extreme rally race, which takes participants from Europe to Africa in a vehicle that wouldnt get you past the first crossover on Duxbury Beach. Ryan Nishimoto of Keene Street found out about the Africa Rally through a Web community called The Adventurists. The race takes participants from England, across mainland Europe, and then into Africa via Morocco, finally ending in Keene Street resident Ryan Nishimoto has always loved travKribi, Cameroon. eling, but this winters race across Africa will surely push the limits of his endurance. Nishimoto and a friend will spend several weeks crossing the continent in a small car. continued on page 6
there it would be sent to DeLucas attorney, Gerald McAuliffe, and if both sides are satisfied, the agreement would be signed and executed. Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Betsy Sullivan said she could not comment on the settlement agreement specifically until it was signed. Sullivan said that MacDonald has not given the board any specifics on how the town would seek a permanent replacement for DeLuca, but she added she wanted any future search committee to involve the broader spectrum ofcontinued on page 17
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Crucial Waters lectureSustainable Duxbury is hosting a slide show and lecture Crucial Waters Reporting on the Worlds Oceans by Brian Skerry, famous National Geographic underwater photographer and photojournalist. The lecture will take place Sunday, Nov. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church. His books and photos will be available after the presentation. Other non-profits, representing their work, on protecting the ocean, will also be available. Tickets are $10; students: $5. Contact Judi Vose, 781-934-3283 for tickets and info, or visit sustainableduxbury.org.
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High atop Captains Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument. This 116-foot granite shaft is crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. On Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Myles Standish Monument will be open for visitors to climb and explore. Take the 125 step journey to the top and, if its a clear day, you can enjoy a panoramic scenic vista of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as a stunning view of peak foliage. For all ages. Rain or shine. Myles Standish Monument State Reservation is located off of Crescent Street in Duxbury. For more information, call Amy at 508-272-9376.
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The Alden PTA invites family and friends to attend the Harlem Rockets vs. Duxbury Dream Team on Friday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DHS. Come and cheer Principal Mr. Trombly, gym teacher Mr. Henninger, teacher Ms. Ball and many more from the Alden faculty, as they play basketball with the hilarious Harlem Rockets. Pizza, snacks, raffles, and lots of laughs guaranteed! Get your tickets early. Tickets for children $8 and adults $10. Call Leslie McCarthy at 585-5538 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On the Runway brunch and fashion showCome and enjoy a fabulous champagne brunch and economy-friendly fashion show at the Duxbury Senior Center on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 noon. The fashion show will feature clothing combinations from Marshalls in Marshfield, TJ Maxx in Plymouth, and our very own Duxbury Thrift Shop. Cost for brunch and show is $25. Brunch menu includes quiche from Foodies Duxbury Market, catered crepes, salads, ham, sides, and home-baked items. Champagne and mimosas available after complimentary glass with ticket. Tickets available at the Duxbury Senior Center and Westwinds Bookshop. Transportation available for seniors by calling the Senior Center front desk at 781934-5774, x100 or 101. This a fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging. All are invited and welcome to participate in this fun and festive community event in support of the activities, programs and services made available through the Duxbury Senior Center.
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