Town leaders like the idea of leasing out two locations in Duxbury – including the top of the Standish Shore water tank – for wireless phone antennas because it could add as much as $42,000 in rent to the town’s coffers annually.
While the last few weeks have seen the outside of the Duxbury Free Library decorated with knitting, inside the library Duxbury High School senior Maddy Buchanan is spending every spare minute before Christmas to knit as many squares as she can for patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute as part of her Girl Scout Gold Medal Award project.
The Recreation Department operating budget for the next fiscal year will increase approximately 3 percent; however the Percy Walker pool budget, which is part of the Recreation Department, will increase over 8 percent.
Police Chief Matthew Clancy honored eight Duxbury police officers this week for their distinguished service during a standoff with an armed man in May and during the manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombings in April.
Duxbury residents will soon see the impact of their spending spree on various construction projects such as the new schools and police station when they receive their FY2014 tax bills in the coming months.
“I was driving in the car one day and I realized I want- ed to start a non-profit organization. I think the idea came to me from something bigger because up until that point I thought a non-profit was a business that wasn’t making any money.”
This week the Duxbury Historical Commission received the blessing of the Board of Selectmen to proceed with their efforts to place the Myles Standish homestead site on the National Register of Historic Places.