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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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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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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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For Whom the Battelle Tolls

The lead article headlined “Battelle P&S signed” on the front page of the May 21, 2014 issue of the Duxbury Clipper reported that an “agreement was signed by Battelle and an organization that hopes to utilize the site as an educational…

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So Far, So Good!

It is now a year since Rene Read came on board as Duxbury’s new Town Manager. Although, for the most part, Duxbury had been managed very well by his predecessor, Read came into the job facing some extraordinary challenges including…

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