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oN THe WeB: www.duxburyclipper.comVolume lIX No. 39

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Police chief supporters demand answers on contract statusA large crowd packed the town hall Monday night to show their support for Police Chief Mark DeLuca, some calling on selectmen to remove Town Manager Richard MacDonald from office and threatening to revoke the Town Manager Act. A few residents did defend the town manager, however, and the husband of a former police officer charged DeLuca and the petition organizers with intimidation.By susanna sheehan, Clipper staff susanna@duxBuryClipper.Com

Chief clash

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. Orson Welles

WedNesdAy, sepTemBer 30, 2009

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D e L u c a s supporters presented selectmen with a petition signed by over 500 Duxbury residents who want the Mark DeLuca police chief to keep his job. In June, MacDonald announced he would not renew DeLucas contract, which expires Nov. 20. Under the Town Manager Act of 1987, the town manager has the ability to appoint or recontinued on page 16

Project will be all rental, boost housing indexIts been a year since developer John Keith first presented a plan to expand the existing Island Creek Village. After many revisions and back-andforth discussions between the development team and the Zoning Board of Appeals, the two sides seemed much closer to an agreement after meeting on Thursday night. I think were ending on a very happy note, said ZBA Chairman Dennis Murphy asBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Island Creek close to a dealthe meeting adjourned. However, the meeting did not begin with such an optimistic tone. The two sides had differences over a number of issues, including the height of the rental apartment buildings and the economic feasibility of the project as a whole. The development team, led by consultant Ed Marchant, had maintained that some of the changes demanded by the town had made the project known ascontinued on page 6

School board talks it outBy Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

Committee tries to shut the door as they work on communication Plymouth Rock ing, School Committee George Studios reaches Cipolletti asked a woman tapThe Duxbury School Com- ing the meeting for local cable out to towns mittee met on Wednesday to access to shut off the camera,hash out some of the issues and philosophical differences that have been dividing the committee recently. But the meeting almost didnt take place, as the committee considered canceling the meeting after a Clipper reporter refused to leave. Printed signs directed visitors to a conference room in the high school, and chairs were set up for an audience. However, at the beginning of the meetsaying that the committee had a choice whether or not to allow the taping of the meeting. Residents in attendance were told that although the meeting was posted according to the open meeting law, having people view the meeting might be detrimental to the discussion, because School Committee members might not be able to speak freely. After some backcontinued on page 19

Lights, camera, action!Grab your designer sunglasses, recruit your entourage, and get your agent on the phone the movie business is coming to the South Shore. The buzz around the new Plymouth Rock movie studio is already having an effect. Thanks to tax incentives aimed at Hollywood-types, the statecontinued on page 12

Architect Andrew Zaleski shows the board new plans for the 40B development of Island Creek.

By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duxBuryClipper.Com

John Jordan of Duxbury and Kate Ayson sit in the offices of the Rock Educational Cooperative, the non-profit wing of the new Plymouth Rock movie studio being built in Plymouth.


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There will be a meeting for all Duxbury Girl Scout leaders at the Girl Scout House on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 7:30-9 p.m. Leaders will be deciding on Service Unit activities for the girls for the upcoming year, including service projects.

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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 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 where still lifes will be set up. 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.

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Scarecrow contestThe members of the Duxbury Farmers and Artisans Regional Market have scheduled its first annual scarecrow contest to be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, during the market. The contest is open to all area residents. There are three categories for contestants children, twelve years and under, adult and business/organization/club. Craig Bloodgood, a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in various museums will be judging on originality, unique use of materials, craftsmanship, humor or narrative element and visual impact. Entrants will bring their fully assembled, freestanding scarecrow to the market at the Tarkiln Community Center on Route 3A at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. All entries will be displayed throughout the market and are to be picked up by their owners at 5 p.m. Information and contestant forms are available at the Duxbury Free Library, The Art Complex Museum (Wednesdays through Sunday, 1-4 p.m.) or at the market. The market 12:304:30 p.m.

Top 10 Best Selling Books 1. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown 2. True Compass, by Edward M. Kennedy 3. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo 4. An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon 5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson 6. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy 7. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett 8. A Change in Altitude, by Anita Shreve 9. The Magicians Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo 10. Homer & Langley, by E. L. Doctorow -- Westwinds Bookshop


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The Studio is pleased to offer CASWELL-MASSEY personal care products. This line will be a fine compliment to our Crabtree & Evelyn and Tymes lines. Our selection includes soaps, body lotion, bath gel, body powder and talc and others. We have chosen Almond & Aloe, Pomegranate, Honeysuckle, English Lavender, and Lilac for our initial perfumed personal care products presentation. Look for our men's products this Holiday Season!DUXBURY MARKETPLACE

Interfaith council basket meetingThe Service Committee of the Duxbury Interfaith Council will begin making plans for their upcoming holiday food basket project on Oct. 5, at 10 a.m at the First Parish Church. The project serves over 150 local families. We are looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in the planning and organization of this effort. If you or your group are interested in learning more about the varied volunteer opportunities available, please join us. What better way to get in the spirit of the Holidays than by helping those in need. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or directions, call 781-934-8388.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Novelist and poet at library

A police K9 unit searched a driveway near a home off Tremont Street Thursday afternoon. Police caught one burglary suspect but another was unable to be located.

Police search for break-in suspect; one arrestedDuxbury Police were involved in a manhunt most of Thursday afternoon after a homeowner interrupted a breakin on Seabury Point. Lt. Lewis Chubb of the Duxbury Police said the department received a call from a homeowner who had interrupted a burglary attempt around 11 a.m. The homeowner heard a door open