Duxbury: Voters return Oates as Town Clerk

Duxbury voters went to the polls Saturday to make one choice. Only one incumbent had a challenger. Susan Kelly, former assistant town clerk and current assistant to the town manager, conducted a spirited campaign against Town Clerk Nancy Oates.

The chatter during lunch at the annual town meeting last week put Oates at risk. At age 82 she’s served as Town Clerk for 30 years. But voters preferred to return her to office, 459 to 378.


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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.