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'...

2008-10-08 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...

2008-09-28 15:00:00

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ DUXBURY - George Senerchia has the dreams of a 51-year-old Boston woman. Senerchia, 55, of Northford, Conn., received a heart transplant from the woman on Nov. 6, 2004. He has written letters to the woman's two children, which he believes they have received. But he hasn't heard back. This weekend he's coming to the South Shore to run in the Duxbury Beach Triathlon. He's hoping someone here will know more about his donor, the woman he calls his "Boston girl."...

2008-09-01 09:00:21

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ DUXBURY The Alden School is implementing a pilot program this year that will help teachers better instruct high-end learners in their classrooms. One class in each of the school's three grades - third, fourth and fifth - will have about eight students who have been identified as high-end learners, also known as talented and gifted students. The students will be taught the same curriculum as their classmates, but will be encouraged to take it to a higher level,...

2008-08-07 15:00:00

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ marshfield Beach-goers need not give up hope just yet. State officials say no settlement has been reached in a decade- long battle over public rights to a stretch of Old Rexhame Beach. Residents are expecting a settlement between the Rexhame Terrace Land Trust, which owns property in the neighborhood, and the attorney general's office, a defendant in a 10-year-old lawsuit. Members of the Marshfield Beach Rights Coalition, a group of neighbors who support public...

2008-08-01 18:00:16

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ Marshfield Selectmen plan to send a letter to the attorney general's office expressing their concern about an expected settlement over public rights on a stretch of Rexhame Beach in Marshfield. They are also hiring an expert to figure out who owns the disputed beach area, between Rexhame Road and Porter Street. "It sounds like there's going to be a settlement. We want to make sure there aren't any public rights being given up," said selectmen Chairwoman Katie...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

By SYDNEY SCHWARTZ Marshfield Airport officials want to build a hangar at Marshfield Municipal Airport on Old Colony Lane. But neighbors fear that the hangar, a steel building that would be used to shelter two to four planes, would be the first step in a greater airport expansion. More than 20 residents turned out Tuesday for a zoning board of appeals hearing on the hangar proposal. Site plan approval and a special permit are needed. Marshfield Airport Commission member Robert...

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