The temperature was only in the mid 70s on June 7, but that didnâ€™t stop Duxbury resident Marissa Fitcher from jumping in the water at Nantasket Beach to compete in the 10th annual New England Longboard Classic Surf Contest.
The flute was simple, wooden, hand-made, with the letters of the ownerâ€™s name carved into the side. But this basic, honest instrument carried the hopes and fears of a young Rwandan musician in its textured holes and grooves. For Judi Vose, it represented a promise she needed to honor.
In front of a standing-room only crowd that spilled into the hallway, a majority of Duxbury selectmen voted to overturn the town managerâ€™s decision not to renew Police Chief Mark DeLucaâ€™s contract when it expires in November.