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South Boston Council polishes off budget today

South Boston Town Council will hold its final meeting of the year Monday to appropriate funds for the $9,815,903 budget that takes effect July 1. The final reading of the FY 2011 budget highlights the agenda for tonight’s Council meeting, which begins at 5:45 p.m. at Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

A Banner Day

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The professional cast and crew of "Dames at Sea" and the other two musicals in The Prizery's Summer Theatre Celebration pose beneath one of the new fabric banners hanging in both South Boston and Halifax. The red-white-and-blue banners both promote The Prizery's professional summer season and beautify the Historic Downtown Districts. The family-friendly, rollicking "Dames at Sea" opens next Thursday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre, coinciding with the opening in the Cage Art Gallery of Karen Shelton's works. A light reception kicks off the special evening. For tickets (children's tickets start at $5; seniors‚ at $11 and adults‚ at $12) or a season schedule, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.

South Boston approves budget, backs full pension share payments

South Boston Town Council Monday night appointed a three member board of viewers to study a request to close off a 0.75 acre portion of the Hamilton/College Street right-of-way following a public hearing during which no one commented on the request.

South Boston council public hearing tonight

South Boston Town Council has only one public hearing on its agenda for Monday's meeting which begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Rain shortens Ducks on the Dan festivities

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A brief thunderstorm Saturday afternoon shortened the Ducks on the Dan duck race in downtown South Boston, but not before the several thousand ducks were dropped in the Dan River and quickly paddles/floated towards the finish line. The day-long event included music, food,inflatables for the children and of course numerous visits by Quacky the Duck, who demonstrated his dance moves during multiple playings of Disco Duck. (David Conner II photo)
Robert Flick was the lucky winner of the $2,500 cash prize in Saturday’s Duck Derby and Janet Johnson won the five day Bahamas cruise for two from Charleston, S.C.

South Boston hands over Tultex site to IDA

South Boston Town Council on Monday approved the conveyance of the Town-owned Tultex property, located on Watkins Avenue, to the South Boston Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

Preparations under way for 2010 Ducks on the Dan

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Volunteers got together Monday evening to help with the annual Duck Cleansing in preparations for Saturday's Ducks on the Dan. The ducks are cleaned, old number scraped off and new numbers placed on the ducks for the annual duck race on Saturday. The pre-race activities will begin at 11 a.m. in Constitution Square and will continue until the 3 p.m. drop, after which the winning ducks will be announced. Activities will conclude at 5 p.m. Ducks for the race are available for adoption at Duck Adoption Headquarters (Duck Central) at 432 Main Street, South Boston. Ducks are also available for adoption online at http://www.ducksonthedan.com. Ducks on the Dan is sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston. (David Conner II photo)

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