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oN THe WeB: www.duxburyclipper.comVolume lIX No. 38

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Public Safety Committee sticks to their guns on Mayflower StreetNeil Johnson, chairman of the Public Safety Building Committee, had one sentence highlighted at the top of his meeting agenda: Need to find the perfect site. Some members of the group, however, believe the committee has already found the perfect location for a new police station (transfer station land off Mayflower Street,) and that they should press on despite a defeat at last years town election.By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Searching for the right plan

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Henry David Thoreau

WedNesdAy, sepTemBer 23, 2009

Committee member Georgia Blatterman said the group needed to stick to the plan, and send a message to Duxbury voters: If you dont want it this year, well be back next year, because its the right thing to do, she said. The group, tasked with coming up with a plan to replace/refit/renovate the towns aging fire and police stations, has been wrestling with a variety of options over the past several years. A plan to build two completely new fire andcontinued on page 6

CLEAN UP TIME: Brett and Doreen Bossi, along with Andrea, Olivia and Andrew ONeil, make keeping Duxbury Beach clean a family affair. For more photos see page 18. Photo by Justin Graeber

DPH: Stay vigilant on swine flu bugBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

n one of the last weekends of nice weather before the fall, the crowds of people on Duxbury Beach werent looking for one last tan or a chance to relax. The beach was filled with


Volunteers turn out for Duxbury Beach SweepBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Comcontinued on page 19

teams of people looking for trash during the annual Beach Sweep. The Beach Sweep is part of an international effort to clean up beaches and record the trash picked up. It is run under the auspices of the Ocean Conservancy.

Swine flu was the buzz word on everyones list last spring, but fears waned as the weather warmed. However, state public health officials are gearing up for a tough winter, and urging the public to take precautions against a second wave of the disease. Lisa Crowner, health educator from the Department of Public Health, spoke to members of the Duxbury Medical Reserve Corps at the Senior Center on Monday night. The topic was the H1N1 influenza virus Crowner said healthcontinued on page 16

Local student restores vintage electric Comuta-CarHe calls it The Cheese Wedge. Chad Conways bright yellow automobile is one of the most unusual cars youll see on the road, even in an age when smart cars and hybrids are becoming more common. The small, angular car is an electric model built in the 1980s called a Comuta-Car.continued on page 4

Electric (car) dreamsBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Lisa Crowner, health educator from the Department of Public Health, spoke to members of the Duxbury Medical Reserve Corps about the H1N1 flu virus.

While a student at Duxbury High School, Chad Conway restored a 1980s electric car called a Comuta-Car, even taking it to the prom!


Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PILGRIM PAVING Novelist and poet to speak - Fall Special at the library$695

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The showcase event of the Duxbury Free Librarys Poetry Palooza, is a reading by novelist and poet Marge Piercy, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. Ms. Piercy is the author of 17 novels including the New York times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, and national bestsellers Braided Lives, Longings of Women, and Women on the Edge of Time. Born in Detroit, educated in Michigan, honorary recipient of four doctorates, Ms. Piercy continues to be a key player in many major progressive political battles of our time. She will read from poetry collections, The Crooked Inheritance, The Art of Blessing the Day, What Are Big Girls Made of and Colors Passing Through Us. Tickets are now available at the circulation desk and will be required for entrance into the event. Call now to reserve your free ticket, 781-9342721x108.

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Monument open Oct. 18On 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. 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 508272-9376.



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Painting dayIn conjunction with its current En Plein Air Exhibit, The Art Complex Museum has scheduled a Plein Air Painting Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a rain date, the next day. The event will be held on the grounds of the museum as well as in the Alden Studio. Participants are asked to bring their lunch and painting equipment. An appreciation session will be held at 2 p.m. to view the work. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. Pre-registration is required at 781-934-6636.

Margaret FurlongMargaret Furlong Porcelain Angels are being reintroduced and The Studio is pleased to present them. Also included in the collection are porcelain crosses, pins, and hearts. The angel shown is a 4 Summers Love Angel on a porcelain stand. Margaret Furlong Porcelain Heirloom Keepsakes make wonderful gifts for any occasion.

Farm Day at the ONeil Farm

The ONeil Farm will open its doors for Farm Day on Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring the family for a fun-packed day! Free admission. Hayrides, 4H and dairy demonstrations, touchable farm animals, games and face painting, music by the Bogstompers, new walking trail, and refreshments. This is the only day the farm is open to the public. Parking in the Autumn Avenue field.

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Lifelong Learning classes beginLifelong Learning classes will begin this week at the Duxbury Senior Center. This falls offerings include Evolution of Jazz, Reading Short Stories, Reading Shakespeare, Cultural Clashes in theNew Yorker, Great Books, the Mexican American War and Pros and Cons: Voting State Politics. Most course run six weeks from late September thru early November. To register or for additional information call COA 781-934-5774.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Live bullet found at middle schoolStudents at the Duxbury Middle School were temporarily held on lockdown after police discovered a live round of ammunition Friday afternoon. Police were called to the school after two shells were discovered, said Lt. Lewis Chubb of the Duxbury Police. One was a spent casing, but one was a live round, Chubb said. The bullets were different calibers, he added. Students were asked to remain in their classrooms and police conducted a thorough search of the building using dogs and metal detectors, Chubb said, to make sure there was no weapon in the school. The item of concern is the live round, he said. We had to be sure it didnt come in with a gun. Superintendent Susan Skeiber called the police procdure a semi-lockdown, and said School Resource Office Friend Weiler was called in to help the police and schools work together. The police came in and did a nice thorough search for us, she said. Police searched backpacks with metal detectBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com