Community involvement is crucial to an on-going arson investigation into three separate, intentionally set fires that occurred on Chestnut Street on Sunday, Aug. 11, according to a spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
At Laura Tryon Jennings’ summer workshops next to the Art Complex Museum, hugs are almost as common as the creations her students dream up.
For five years the local award-winning artist has been motivating campers from Camp Wing to unlock feelings and emotions through exercises that call on the heart as much as the mind. The students start as complete strangers to Jennings on day one, but after seven mornings of art and open dialogue, certain bonds are woven between her and the children.
Priscilla Alden (Crocker) Archibald, 92, died suddenly in her home at the Village at Duxbury on July 15. Born Dec. 4, 1920 in Boston, to Elsie Tyler (Goodhue) and George Herbert Crocker, Jr . Priscilla and her sister, Margaret "Peggy", grew up in Chestnut Hill from where she attended the Chestnut Hill School and Winsor School. During the war, she attended classes at Harvard Engineering School. Priscilla married Frederick Ascough Archibald, Jr. "Fred" in December 1942 and in 1948, they moved to Dedham, where they raised three sons, Frederick A. Archibald, III "Rick", Andrew C. Archibald "Sandy, and William F. Archibald "Bill". The family would split their summers between Duxbury and Canaan, NH, where her mother, Elsie, and uncle, Merrill M Goodhue, summered in an ancestral home. Priscilla and Fred moved to Duxbury year-round in 1980.
The late afternoon sun slowly set over the marsh, filling the vast, unfinished future library with a quiet, warm August glow, one day closer to the opening of the highly anticipated new middle-high school building.
Duxbury Postmaster Tracy Bygate is a tenacious woman.
You could point to the fact that she embraced a leadership position at Duxbury’s post offices in the same month that terrorist attacks devastated America and anthrax scares tormented the postal system.
Fire crews shut down Chestnut Street Sunday as investigators and crews cleared the scene.
The Duxbury Fire Department responded to three separate instances of intentionally set fires early Sunday morning, with the first one reported just ticks after at 5 a.m. All three small blazes occurred on Chestnut Street, which was not reopened until after 7:30 a.m. according to DFD’s new public information Twitter account, @DXFD_PIO.
Lucas and his crew. From left to right: Penny McPhail (pacer), Lucas Wojciechowski, Julia Millon (crew, athletic trainer), David Wilemski (co-worker at Facebook, pacer)
“In running other races, I got the sense that I could run 100 miles. It feels wrong to imagine you could run 100 miles and never actually test yourself.”
Twenty miles from the finish line, Lucas Wojciechowski felt a sharp pain in his ankle and knew immediately something was wrong. Twenty hours into the race, he had experienced thick fog and howling winds, not to mention a mental barrier that threatened to prevent him from finishing the race. He was racing for 100 miles and he wasn’t about to stop.
With the new school year rapidly approaching, students, parents and teachers are wondering, "What's up with the new school?" Here, the Clipper visits the construction site and documents the progress of the new school, as construction workers aim to "get dry" and close up the outside by fall.
On the weekend of July 20, a plumbing contractor attempting to hydraulically remediate a clogged floor drain caused significant flooding at the Duxbury Police Station, which covered at least 30 percent of the floor area in the building with water containing effluent, or raw sewage.
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit, with conditions, to James and Joan Gilson and Timothy and Elizabeth Quinlisk on Hicks Point Road on Monday. The permit will allow the construction of a new pier consisting of a ramp, walkway, platform, gangway and float.