UPDATED, March 12: Duxbury is undefeated no more. The Arlington Catholic girls' basketball team sent the Green Dragons down to their first loss of the season, 40-27, in the semifinal of the MIAA tournament at TD Garden on Tuesday, March 11.
At a day and time to be announced, AC (21-4) plays Longmeadow, which beat Nashoba, 58-49, at Springfield Central High on March 11. Duxbury is 24-1.
After scoring the first basket of the game, Duxbury never led again.
Four Catholic Central teams will play for a state basketball title this weekend. Arlington Catholic joins the St. Mary’s girls and the boys teams from Cardinal Spellman and St. Clement.
Six students from Arlington who attend Minuteman High School in Lexington are among 33 who excelled in the SkillsUSA District Competition at J.P. Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham in February.
Fifty-seven students competed at this event. Their faculty advisers are environmental technology teachers Terry Regan and Lauren Leshane. Those from Arlington are:
UPDATED, March 10: William F. Armstrong, founder and owner for the last 68 years of the Arlington ambulance company he built, died Friday, March 7, at age 89, his company announced. A news release said Armstrong died peacefully, surrounded by his family.
The leadership team at Armstrong told employees and community partners, "It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Bill Armstrong’s passing.
"Bill devoted his life to the advancement of EMS care, and to the professionals who serve Arlington and Greater Boston -- from the EMTs, paramedics, chair car drivers and family of staff at Armstrong Ambulance, to our partners at the police stations, fire houses, hospitals and the network of community healthcare professionals. Bill’s unwavering dedication and service to others throughout his 68 years here at Armstrong Ambulance was humbling.
"He led by example, and mentored all of us as we strove to achieve the high standards he set for our EMS profession."
Many factors remain unclear, including projected cost
An architect for the Cambridge firm that will reshape the century-old Arlington High School has suggested the job may cost more than $100 million and might have to be done in stages, as education continues during construction.
Much remains unclear -- including the cost, what exactly will occur and when -- as the School Committee moves toward asking the state to express its interest on the project.
"No one should be shocked that there are big numbers out there," Lori Cowles told the School Committee on Thursday, March 6, emphasizing how fuzzy the numbers are at this point. She is a principal for HMFH Architects of Cambridge, the firm that designed the $20 million Thompson School. The elementary school opened on time, last September, and under budget,
In a similar, shorter presentation, she suggested to selectmen Monday, March 10, that the cost could be as high as $130 million, but specifics remain unclear.
Superintendent Kathleen Bodie told selectmen that the earlier the town would be looking at a debt-exclusion vote is 2016.
The School Committee and selectmen have to sign off on paperwork called a statement of interest, which must be submitted to the state by April 11.
UPDATED. March 6: A 57-year-old Arlington driver has pleaded not guilty after his car smashed into Scutra, a popular restaurant on Summer Street during the dinner hour, on Saturday, March 1. A 70-year-old Arlington woman, who was eating inside, was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
The restaurant plans to open Friday, March 7.