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Politics as Unusual

Voters’ choices on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 will be unusually significant for a (Congressional) mid-term Election Day with potentially profound impacts at the local, state, and national level. With President Obama bumping along at personal lows in public opinion polls;…

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A Freshman Perspective

When I finish writing this column, I will drive up to Cambridge to serve as a marshal for the Harvard Freshman Convocation welcoming the new members of the Class of 2018. A relatively recent innovation, this is a “new tradition”…

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Hot Dogs and the Mommy State

For an exercise of the over-controlling mommy state run amok, one need look no farther than the August 11, 2014 meeting of the Duxbury Board of Selectman. Robert F. Shine has been operating a hot dog stand at various events…

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North Hill Green

Jonathan Swift came to me last night in a dream. “What brings you here to visit with me this evening, Jonathan?” I asked. “I have come to you,” he said, “with a Modest Proposal for Preventing the North Hill Golf…

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Big Zoning Changes Ahead?

Three key factors are combining into what is likely to be a ‘perfect storm’ with profound and far-reaching effects on Duxbury over the next few decades. These include 1) a clear shift toward a more easy-going enforcement policy in Duxbury…

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A Plus One Fourth!

Disruptions to our normal routines offer, if we are receptive to them, fresh perspectives on matters we ordinarily take for granted. Duxbury’s rain-delayed July 5th Fourth of July parade is a good example. Abbreviated by the absence of elements that…

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