Latest Duxbury, Massachusetts Stories

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ The Marshfield and Scituate waterways commissions will be honored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association for their work in support of a no-discharge zone. The federal Environmental Protection Agency declared the waters off Scituate, Marshfield and Cohasset a no-discharge zone in June. The waterways commissions had been working together to seek the designation for several years. In a no-discharge zone, boaters are not permitted to empty their vessels'...

2008-10-09 21:00:22

The latest Mass. State Track Coaches Association cross country poll for teams in The Patriot Ledger circulation area, with last week's ranking in parentheses: Boys 1. Whitman-Hanson (1) 2. Pembroke (10) 3. Hingham (2) 3. BC High (3) 4. Duxbury (5) 5. Marshfield (6) 6. Weymouth (NR) 7. Canton (4) 8. Norwell (NR) 9. Sacred Heart (NR) 10. Abington (NR) Girls 1. Whitman-Hanson (1) 2. Milton (2) 3. Hingham (3) 4. Weymouth (6) 5. Pembroke (9) 6. Stoughton (NR)...

2008-10-08 12:00:00

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ Duxbury Duxbury school officials are setting up a communications committee that will address the controversial new high-end learners program. Many parents were concerned this summer when they learned, just before the start of school, that officials were introducing a pilot program that would affect 14 third, fourth, and fifth graders at the Alden School. Administrators say the program will help teachers better instruct children who have been identified as high-end...

2008-10-08 12:00:19

By JON CHESTO MASS MARKET The ocean is once again playing an increasingly critical role in our state's economy thanks to the emergence of offshore energy projects in the past decade. Giant windmills, tidal-powered electricity turbines and liquefied natural gas terminals have all been proposed for the waters off the coast. They have had varying degrees of success so far, and more energy projects targeting the seas inevitably will be proposed in the coming years. There's one big problem...

2008-10-08 12:00:18

LOCAL IN BRIEF RECYCLE DAY TO BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ROCKLAND - The Rockland High School Band will have its annual Recycle Day fund-raiser, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school parking lot. Residents can dispose of appliances and electronics for a fee. Proceeds will go to the purchase and maintenance of the band's musical instruments and scholarships for its members. SCITUATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD FINAL OPEN HOUSE SCITUATE - The Scituate...

2008-09-11 18:00:28

BUSINESS IN BRIEF GASOLINE PRICES DOWN 5 CENTS MORE, NINTH WEEK OF DECLINE BOSTON - Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have dropped another nickel, the ninth consecutive week of lower prices. AAA Southern New England reported Monday that the average price of self-serve, regular gas in the Bay State was $3.56 per gallon, 5 cents below last week and 53 cents lower than the July 7 peak of $4.08 a gallon. A year ago, the average statewide price was $2.66 a gallon. Gasoline prices in...

2008-08-11 09:00:52

DUXBURY - Elements Montessori School will offer open houses from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today through Saturday. The school, 221 Summer St., is enrolling children 2.9 to 6 years old. The open houses are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula J. Doyle at 781- 585- 8222, or visit www.ElementsMontessori.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:28

DUXBURY - Author Michael Tougias will give a lecture on King Philip's War at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the barn at 120 King Caesar Road. The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will host the lecture, admission to which will cost $5. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. For more information, call 781-934-6106. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-06 09:00:27

Duxbury Two Duxbury teens charged in June with breaking into a high school shed received pretrial probation and community service. Charges of larceny from a building, defacing property, underage possession of alcohol and a reduced charge of misdemeanor break-in against George D. Molina, 18, of 561 Washington St., and Craig Sullivan, 18, of 45 Alexander Way, will be dismissed in six months if the two stay out of trouble. Plymouth District Court Judge Gregory Baler ordered both to perform...

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