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.
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?
High atop Captainâ€™s Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument. This 116-foot granite shaft is crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. On 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 itâ€™s a clear day, you can enjoy a panoramic scenic vista of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as a stunning view of peak foliage. 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 508-272-9376.
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.
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.
Mark DeLuca reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Selectmen Monday, ending his ten-year tenure as Duxbury police chief, and Lt. Lewis â€œChipâ€ Chubb was appointed interim police chief on Tuesday.
The buyout was originally reported as $240,000, but according to Town Counsel Robert Troy the final figure will be lower.
The Board of Selectmen and Police Chief Mark DeLuca appear to have come to an agreement on a dispute over the chief's contract status, although officials aren't saying much about what was said behind closed doors.
Town Manager Richard MacDonald has named Lt. Lewis Chubb of the Duxbury Police Department acting chief, effective today. â€œAs per our conversation today and in accordance with the Town Manager Act, I appoint you this day as interim police chief,â€ MacDonald wrote in a letter dated Oct. 6. â€œThank you for taking on this important role, and I look forward to working with you in this capacity.â€