James E. Kukstis, The Patriot Ledger

James E. Kukstis

The Patriot Ledger

Norwell, MA, United States

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  • WickedLocal
  • Cohasset Mariner
  • Cape Cod Times
  • The Enterprise
  • MetroWest Daily News
  • Milford Daily News
  • The Taunton Gazette
  • WCVB-TV Boston
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • GoErie
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Recent articles by James:

Remember when Marshfield banned Pac-Man?

Marshfield became the first town in the nation to ban video games, starting a battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court → Read More

Music video directed by Marshfield man to be featured at upcoming film festival

Louie Bello's "Jesus" video shot on location in Marshfield, Hyde Park → Read More

Bigger and better: LobsterFest returns to Marshfield's Brant Rock

Local food and artisan vendors celebrated Lobsterfest in Marshfield's Brant Rock Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. → Read More

Proposed Brant Rock parking lot expansion draws criticism, defense in Marshfield

After BPW member says project unnecessary and dangerous, selectmen, harbormaster and conservation admin refute allegations → Read More

Marshfield selectmen propose new taxes on short-term rentals like Airbnb and Vrbo

Vacation rental taxes would offset costs of increased summer population → Read More

Crash! Boom! Bang! Demolition derby brings battle royale to Marshfield Fair

Six nights of demolition derby at Marshfield Fair set to entertain with smashes and crashes → Read More

Hundreds line streets of Marshfield to celebrate life of 8-year-old Danny Sheehan

Danny Sheehan, 8, died early Sunday after a battle with cancer that lasted half his life and galvanized the community in support → Read More

Building boards and stoked to do it: Meet Marshfield's Zephyr Rozen

Rozen began surfing when he was 17 and working part time at Levitate Surf and Skate in Marshfield Center. → Read More

Marshfield library's outreach expands to beaches, breweries

Summer pop-up series brings Marshfield library to the public → Read More

Marshfield pot shop owner: 'We're very lucky'

A recreational marijuana dispensary called South Shore Buds is set for a September opening in Marshfield. → Read More

Marshfield schools secure state funds to help students improve mental health

Brait, O'Connor secure mental health funding for Marshfield schools → Read More

Lobsterfest to return bigger and better to Marshfield's Brant Rock

Marshfield Lobsterfest to take over Brant Rock in September → Read More

Danny Sheehan, lover of Aquaman, immortalized in new mural at Boys & Girls Club

Marshfield's Danny Sheehan, 8, who is battling cancer, is the star of new mural alongside his favorite superhero, Aquaman. → Read More

Marshfield's Daniel Webster Estate to resume tours July 4

MARSHFIELD — Residents can celebrate the nation's birthday this year with a tour of one of Marshfield's most historic locations: the Daniel Webster Estate. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate includes the 1880 Victorian mansion; the carriage house and Daniel Webster's restored phaeton carriage, donated by Dartmouth College; and the Webster Law Office, which returned to… → Read More

Wharf Creek trail a hidden gem in Marshfield's Green Harbor

Each week, volunteers with Marshfield's Recreation Trails Committee spend time enjoying and improving the extensive trails system. → Read More

Marshfield school's wakling trail, outdoor classrooms bring students outside

MARSHFIELD —Students at Governor Winslow Elementary School this fall have been spending more than just recess and gym class outside thanks to the Marshfield Education Foundation and the hard work of three teachers. Last year, fourth grade teachers Dawn Backlund and Mark Talacci used a grant from the foundationn to add an outdoor classroom to the school, which opened for the 2019-2020 school… → Read More

Marshfield fire chief to retire Friday after 34 years

MARSHFIELD — Fire Chief William Hocking will retire at the end of this week after 34 years with the department, but he won’t be leaving the department entirely. “It seems like it was so far away for so long, now it’s so close it’s really unbelievable,” Hocking said. The fire chief announced his retirement in July. He had originally hoped to step down in the spring, but delayed after the COVID-19… → Read More

Marshfield Christmas Decor company seeing surge in interest during pandemic

With so much in flux this year, area residents may be looking forward to the holiday season more than ever. Dick Ficco, owner of Christmas Decor by Curb → Read More

Towns turn to state and federal funds to boost fishing industry

This week, we will be taking a deep dive into the South Shore’s commercial fishing industry, particularly on the way local businesses and governments are working to support this vital trade. We will also explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry, with restaurant closures and decreased exports driving down prices. Gov. Charlie Baker re-launched the state’s Seaport Economic… → Read More

Functional harbor infrastructure vital to industry's future

This week, we will be taking a deep dive into the South Shore’s commercial fishing industry, particularly on the way local businesses and governments are working to support this vital trade. We will also explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry, with restaurant closures and decreased exports driving down prices. Green Harbor in Marshfield is located 14 miles from the tip of… → Read More