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Chief to get severance; Chubb named interim chief; closed-door meeting broadcast liveMark DeLuca reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Selectmen Monday, ending his ten-year tenure as Duxbury police chief. Lt. Lewis Chip Chubb was appointed interim police chief on Tuesday. The buyout was original reported as $240,000, but according to Town Counsel Robert Troy the final figure will be lower. The agreement was reached during a two-hourplus closed door selectmens meeting Monday night, which at one point was adjourned and moved to a different building after selectmen learned their private conversations were inBy susanna sheehan & Justin GraeBer, Clipper staff

Town, DeLuca reach settlementbe factored in, according to his contract. Even before selectmen shut the doors for their executive session around 7 p.m., the discord among board members was apparent. With a crowd gathering outside the Mural Room at Duxbury Town Hall, selectmen initially announced the open portion of the meeting was cancelled and then debated whether or not to go into

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde

executive session. Selectman Christopher Donato was critical of the process, saying, This is just more of the same. I am sick of running from this issue. Donato was also critical of Town Manager Richard MacDonald and said DeLuca was not the only town employee to be mistreated. He was cut of by Selectcontinued on page 12

Mark DeLuca reached a tentative settlement with the town Monday night.

Lt. Lewis Chip Chubb has been named interim Duxbury police chief.

Winter Street roundabout Tarkiln gets boost Friends group formed to help plan met with optimism renovate historic buildingPlans for a new roundabout at the intersection of Winter Street and Kingstown Way were met with tentative approval from residents at a public hearing Tuesday night. The Massachusetts Highway Department first presented the idea for a roundabout to the Board of Selectmen in December. This is one of our most dangerous intersections and has been for a long time, said Highway Safety Committee Joseph Shea at the time.continued on page 16

advertently broadcast on the cable access channel. Troy said that the final settlement is still being hammered out, but should be finalized by the end of the week. He could not go into specifics on Tuesday, but said the

final severance figure will be based on a formula encompassing a number of things, including the chiefs ten years of service and a series of releases and waivers he will be required to execute. His unused vacation time will also

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Engineer John Diaz outlines the Mass Highway Departments plan for a roundabout at the intersection of Winter Street and Route 53/ Kingstown Way. The intersection is being redone for safety rather than traffic congestion reasons, officials said.

As the former Tarkiln school moves closer to becoming a community center, a booster group has been founded to help raise money for the buildings renovation. Tag Carpenter, who is chairman of the Tarkiln Study Committee, will also serve as the vice chairman of the Friends of Tarkiln. Carpenter said the building hasnt had an organization in several years, since the last trustee, Jack Williams, was dismissed by the selectmen

By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

as the building was shuttered. The study group cannot directly raise funds as an official town committee. Since the old days with the neighborhood association and the trustees, there hasnt been an organization there, Carpenter said. There hasnt been an entity minding the store, if you will. He said the friends group has hit the ground running, organizing a Pumpkin Sale at Tarkiln on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. and making an in-kind donation, offering to have acontinued on page 4


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In conjunction with its current En Plein Air Exhibit, The Art Complex Museum has scheduled a Plein Air Painting Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, from Addressing your concerns. All matters Real Estate, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a rain Estate Planning, Domestic Relations date the next day. The event will be held on the grounds of L A W O F F I C E O F the museum as well as in the PHILIP M. MARKELLA Alden Studio, where still-lifes AT T O R N E Y AT L AW will be set up. Participants are asked to bring their lunch and painting equipment. An appreciation session will be held 19 Depot Street, P.O. Box 2302, Duxbury, MA 02331 at 2 p.m. to view the work. markellalaw@comcast.net Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. Pre-registration is reJan Butterworth10/22/08 8:12:25 AMquired at 781-934-6636. Markella1_2x2.indd 1

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Duxbury Rec. DepartmentThere are still spots available in Cooking for Kids, which begins Oct. 27. Classes take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $85. Sign up at the recreation office, Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 781-9347034 for more information.

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