The Alden Elementary School has been placed in a restructuring program because of low test scores among special education students â€“â€“ although the district overall has met its goals under No Child Left Behind.
Are swine flu fears spurring parents to keep their children out of school?
Superintendent of Schools Susan Skeiber said that the district hasnâ€™t had any confirmed cases of H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, according to the head nurse. However, that is likely a result of doctors not testing for the flu, rather than students not having it. Doctors are telling anyone with â€œflu-like symptomsâ€ to stay home.
PATRIOT GAMES: Duxbury Middle School had a special visitor on Tuesday â€“â€“ Patriot running back Laurence Maroney. Maroney was the guest of seventh grader Tyler Hutchinson, who won the â€œTake a Player to Schoolâ€ contest sponsored by the NFLâ€™s Play 60 program and JC Penney. Maroney came to Tylerâ€™s house and snapped a photo with the family before heading off to school. Pictured are Maroney, Tyler, Gabrielle, Garrett, mom Lee and dad Scott. Photo by Mike Halloran.
Songbird migration is over. The warblers, vireos and tanagers are mostly gone. As we know, the ones that stay all winter, the chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, cardinals, etc. have gone into deep undercover like CIA agents. With my feeders empty and deserted, I hit the beach. It isnâ€™t too early for a premature Snowy Owl to show up at High Pines. There could be Harlequin Ducks off the Gurnet. Loons in the bay, even Snow Buntings in the dunes. So I hit the beach and there they were: Snow Buntings!
Anne Antonellis is extremely involved in many aspects of Duxbury. She is the owner of Duxbury Mortgage Services located in Hallâ€™s Corner, but her involvement goes far beyond her career. She is the president of the Duxbury Business Association, a member of the Economic Advisory Committee, board of directors of the Council on Aging, the board of directors for the Alden House, and a member of the South Shore Chamber Womenâ€™s Business Connection.
What is your background?: My husband, Steve, and I are both graduates of Duxbury High School. I also graduated from Regis College with a degree in economics. I just sort of fell into banking. I started in the mortgage industry in 1985 and opened my own business in 2002. I have two daughters, both DHS graduates (only our cat is not a DHS grad!). Chrissy is a senior at U Mass Amherst, and Danielle is a sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Ladies Night Out: On Sunday, Nov. 15, we have a special night planned to start your holiday shopping at a local toy store with a members only discount. Contact Kristen Frazier for more event details and to RSVP at 781-585-1154 or via e-mail at
A brief veteran's day ceremony will be held at the new War Memorial in front of Duxbury Town Hall. The ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday and complete well in time for the traditional ceremony at the American Legion at 11 am.
Veterans Day will be celebrated at the American Legion Post 223 on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Post Hall beginning at 11 a.m. On this day we will pay tribute to all the service men and women who have served their country in time of war. We will also honor some of our members who have served the post continuously for 25 and 50 years. A buffet will follow. The public is welcome.
The DHS boys' golf team won the 2009 MIAA Division 2 State championship on Tuesday afternoon at the Blackstone National Golf Club in Sutton. Its two-stroke victory over Sandwich (313-315) was the fourth State title for Coach Jack Stoddard.
Town Manager Richard MacDonald has appointed a retired Wakefield police chief with 34 years of experience as Duxburyâ€™s interim police chief until a permanent successor to former chief Mark DeLuca is named.