Selectman Christopher Donato said this week he feels Town Manager Richard MacDonald violated the Town Manager Act and Police Chief Mark DeLucaâ€™s contract by not performing an evaluation of DeLuca over the past three years.
Standing before the oil selection in the grocery store can feel overwhelming. Scientific words beginning with â€œmonoâ€, â€œpolyâ€ and â€œtransâ€ swirl and blend with catch phrases about heat points, flavor profiles and heart health values. Prices vary, labels beckon, and your recipe calls for a mysterious oil with the perky name of EVOO. What to do? Which to choose?
Duxbury Senior Center has been awarded national accreditation through the National Institute of Senior Centers. The Senior Center is the tenth in Massachusetts to become nationally accredited and is the 173rd in the country that has achieved this status.
Sam Kalil is bringing an artistic touch to home building. In the business for many years, Kalil, the owner of Fine Home Renovation, has only recently begun blending his lifelong love of art with the business of shingling homes.
A 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.
Itâ€™s been a year since developer John Keith first presented a plan to expand the existing Island Creek Village. After many revisions and back-and-forth 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.
The Duxbury School Committee met on Wednesday to hash out some of the issues and philosophical differences that have been dividing the committee recently. But the meeting almost didnâ€™t take place, as the committee considered canceling the meeting after a Clipper reporter refused to leave.
Duxbury Police were involved in a manhunt most of Thursday afternoon after a homeowner interrupted a break-in 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 and saw a stranger in the basement, Chubb said. The first officer on the scene spotted someone running from the house and apprehended Tyler Peach, 25, of Elm Street.
However, police believed there was at least one other person involved in the home invasion and they began searching the area using dogs. A helicopter from the State Policeâ€™s air wing was also scrambled to search the neighborhood from the sky.
Police combed the area until about 6 p.m., when they called off the search, Chubb said.
Peach was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and placing a person in fear, as well as resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Overall, the latest results of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Test â€“ better known as MCAS â€“ are positive for the Duxbury Public Schools. Students showed improvement in eleven of the seventeen exams given (grades 3-10 are tested in math, English language arts, science and biology.) All of the students taking the tenth grade science exam passed. And overall, the district is meeting the federal goals established by the federal No Child Left Behind act. This is also known as Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP.
Headlines for Friday, Sept. 25. This is the premiere of a new video feature on the Clipper Web site where Editor Justin Graeber sums up the events of the week, previews the weekend and give a sneak peek into the agendas of Monday night meetings.