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ON THE WEB: www.duxburyclipper.comVOLuME LIX NO. 43

E-MAIL: editor@duxburyclipper.com

Newsroom: 781-934-2811 x25

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Police drama continuesThe drama over former police chief Mark DeLucas contract took another bizarre turn on Friday, as the Board of Selectmen voted to rescind a settlement offer after DeLuca apparently refused to sign Mark DeLuca it. The Board of Selectmen met this morning in open session, and convened in execuBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

If you love your job, you havent worked a day in your life. Tommy Lasorda

Newsstand: $1.00 WEdNEsdAy, OCTOBER 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Selectmen pull settlement offer; DeLuca told to stay awaytive session to discuss issues pertaining to the expiration of Chief DeLucas contract, said Town Manager Richard MacDonald Friday afternoon in a prepared statement. After discussion, the board voted to rescind the offer offered by the board at an Oct. 5 executive session. DeLucas contract will continue until it expires on Nov. 20, MacDonald said. In the interim, Chief DeLuca has been notified he is on administrative leave, with pay, and that he is to refrain fromcontinued on page 5

Lt. James files discrimination claim against manager, townA Duxbury police lieutenant says the town treated her unfairly when she was passed over for the temporary police chief job. Susan James has filed a complaint against the town of Duxbury and Town Manager Richard MacDonald claiming age and sex discrimination, according to a filing with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. James, 57, filed the complaint on Oct. 6, the same day MacDonald sent a letter to Duxbury Police Lt. Lewiscontinued on page 4

NO THANKS: Lily Earley isnt sure she wants to try the pie being served up by Abigail Alden (Jerrell Cleaves) at the Alden Haunted House on Saturday. For more photos see page 20. Photo by Justin Graeber

By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Generations on the gridironFormer DHS coach teaches football to grandsonsBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Lt. Susan James, shown here reading a letter of support for Chief DeLuca at a recent selectmens meeting, says the town unfairly bypassed her for the acting chief job.

ootball runs in this family. When the Pop Warner junior midgets football team takes the field, three generations are working together, teaching, sharing and playing the game they love. When Paul Leary, a former Duxbury High School coach, recently joined his son-in-law Chris Barlow as a coach for the Pop Warner team, it meant that three generations were oncontinued on page 13


Ryan and Chris Barlow, their grandfather Paul Leary and dad Chris Barlow Sr. are all involved with the junior midget Pop Warner team.


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Duxbury Clipper

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Footprints, a ministry for third, fourth and fifth graders is hosting a game night on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-7:30 at Holy Family Church. Come match wits against friends, enjoy pizza and desserts and make cards for Duxbury soldiers serving abroad. The entrance fee is an item to be shipped over to our

Footprints to hold game night

soldiers. (Gum, instant soup or coffee, toiletry items, batteries, stamps, books, puzzles). Please reserve a spot for this fun night by e-mailing Emily at kyriakides@comcast.net. If interested in volunteering, email Leslie at lmccdux@comcast.net. Desserts and drinks will be gladly accepted.

Tax bill reminder

Duxbury AlmAnAcSponSoreD by AlAn Hurley roofing High 8:36 am 9:20 am 10:01 am 9:42 am 10:22 am 11:03 am 11:46 am 12:25 am 1:14 am TIDES High 8:55 pm 9:42 pm 10:28 pm 10:11 pm 10:55 pm 11:39 pm -12:32 pm 1:22 pm Low 2:44 am 3:31 am 4:14 am 3:57 am 4:39 am 5:21 am 6:05 pm 6:51 am 7:39 am Low 3:09 pm 3:57 pm 4:43 pm 4:27 pm 5:11 pm 5:55 pm 6:41 pm 7:29 pm 8:19 pm

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Reminder: The Town of Duxburys second quarter real estate bills are due Nov. 2. The second quarter real estate bills were mailed in June as part of the Town of Duxburys semiannual mailing for quarterly bills. Please call the Collectors office at 781-934-1102 with any questions.

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Blood DriveOn Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Red Cross comes to the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St. for the Masonic Blood Drive. Donor hours will be from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and all blood types are needed at this time. To avoid waiting, call Jim Taylor at 339-832-0244 for an appointment. For more information, call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit online at newenglandblood.org.



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Holly Days approaching

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Trolleys, Santa, activities, music, and more! Watch for details...

Sunday, Nov. 29 from 12-4 PM Duxbury Holly Days!

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, residents looking for something special to do after the holiday, may wish to reserve Nov. 29. Thats the date the Duxbury Business Association will hold its annual Holly Days from noon until dusk. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the popular event which always offers free activities to appeal to all ages and interests. Members have been planning for months. Once again, the popular trolleys will be available to shuttle those who wish from venue to venue and, of course, caroling along the way will definitely be an option. A schedule for the day is now being finalized and will soon be published. So save the day for a town-wide tradition that promises to offer something special to all who attend.

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Averages & Comparisons Avg High Temp Above Week 61.3 Avg High Same Week Last Year 53.1 Avg High Same Week 99 59.4 Real Estate Transactions 51 Cedar St. $836,000 Patricia S. Cook and Thomas K. Cook to Jeffrey C. Annis and Amy H. B. Annis 183 Chestnut St. $625,000 William J. Farquharson and Cynthia J. Farquharson to Scott W. Buchanan and Brenda N. Buchanan 100 Lincoln St #8 $357,000 Kathleen M. Crowley to R. Curtis Fithian and Jane D. Fithian 4 Cedar St. $938,000 Charles H. Kiklis and Elaine J. Kiklis to Charles H. Torres and Karen M. Toujouse 42 Sunset Rd. $1,201,000 Ramseyer RT and Ronald L. Ramseyer to Christopher G. Kirk and Breanna P. Kirk TOP 10 BESTSELLING BOOKS 1. Between Two Souls, by Donna MacLeod 2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4: Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney 3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson 4. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett 5. The Magicians Elephant, by Kate DeCamillo 5. Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies 6. Netherland, by Joseph ONeill 7. The Murder of King Tut, by James Patterson 8. The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane 9. True Compass, by Edward M. Kennedy 10. The Return, by Victoria Hislop -- Westwinds Bookshop POSTAL STATEMENT The Duxbury Clipper is published weekly by Clipper Press, 11 So. Station Street, Duxbury, MA 02331. Periodical postage permit (USPS#163-260) paid at Duxbury, MA. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Duxbury Clipper at PO Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331.

Guitar lessonsIf you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but were never able to find the time for lessons, you will want to mark down Oct. 28 from 6:30-9 p.m., on your calendar. Thats when Duxbury Before and After Dark has arranged for Peter Dupre to teach his popular Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults. This one-time, two hour class will teach you to play chords on the guitar so you can start playing your favorite songs right away. For more information or to register for the class please call Duxbury Before and After Dark at 781-934-7633. Be sure to bring your acoustic guitar.

The Studio will be open this Sunday, November 1 and each Sunday until Christmas. 12 noon to 5pm We are ready for The Holidays, including Halloween.DUXBURY MARKETPLACE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Duxbury Clipper


BadgeQuest will guide the search for the next chiefThe search committee tasked with finding Duxburys next police chief will have some professional help. Town Manager