Archive for: December, 2015

BOS chair voices support for full-day K

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Selectmen Chairman John Connolly sounded support for tuition-free, full-day kindergarten at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting as School Committee members and school administrators outlined the project before the board. Although Connolly said his inbox was flooded with emails from eager parents on Sunday, he said, “I am now over it” and praised the program and […]

A Holiday Classic

David Palmer of Stoughton as Kris Kringle in the CCT production of Miracle on 34th Street (Moira Sweetland photo)

The Canton Community Theatre performed the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street to three sold-out audiences December 11-13 at the Village Shoppes. The play was directed by the father-daughter team of John and Jacqui Williams and co-produced by Barbara Carbone and Renee Hanscom, all of Canton. See this week’s Canton Citizen for additional photos by […]

Man About Canton: Canton’s Famous Weatherman

Did you know … As we all know, Canton High School has turned out some fine young men and women into the world. One of those is Lee Goldberg, a member of the CHS Class of 1990. Lee is currently the chief meteorologist for WABC-TV Channel 7 in New York, where he anchors Eyewitness News […]

Box of family keepsakes finds its way home to Canton

Tony Andreotti with Jane and Charlie Tardanico in front of the monument honoring Paul Hannon, who was killed in action in Korea

Jane Tardanico is in the process of moving from one house to another and has some of her possessions in storage, including the yearbook that belongs to her older brother, Paul Hannon, a member of the Canton High School Class of 1950. But she doesn’t need to pull out the yearbook to look up the […]

True Tales from Canton’s Past: Native Tongue

John Eliot, the “Apostle to the Indians,” recorded many of the people and places that are native to Canton.

As time erases more and more of our earliest history, it becomes even more incumbent upon us to preserve our place names that respect the original people who lived here. It seems so ironic that in this particular place in our history today, we are wary of immigrants, outsiders, and refugees, and yet hardly any […]

Blue Ribbon traffic panel to recommend 3 TM articles

The Blue Ribbon Traffic Committee plans to submit three articles onto the 2016 town meeting warrant. The first article proposes a synchronization study of the downtown traffic lights. The second calls for preliminary engineering work on the intersection at Randolph and Washington streets, and the third proposes additional solar and crosswalk signs around town. The […]

CHS students participate at MIT media conference

Jason Kaplan explains how he transformed his personal branding website into his business, (Ed McDonough photo)

A group of Canton High School students recently attended the “Power of One” media conference at MIT run by the Scholastic Media Association. Keynote speaker Justin Reich explained the importance of STEAM learning requiring more than just the bookends of science and math. Students Jason Kaplan, Roni Polsgrove, and Mia Tess assisted CHS teacher Ed […]

Open letter to the School Committee, FinCom and BOS

Editor’s note: The following letter is being reprinted in the Canton Citizen at the request of the authors. There are a number of big issues currently before the School Committee that many feel should not be rushed and should be delayed. We feel compelled to bring the following issues and comments to your attention for […]

Fantasia, Clare A.

Clare A. Fantasia (McGrath), 86, of Canton, formerly of South Boston, passed away December 7 at Norwood Hospital. Born and raised in South Boston, Clare loved spending her time with her family. Her many hobbies included singing, dancing, cake decorating, art, and music. She enjoyed her visits to the Laboure Center in South Boston and […]

Zaniboni, David A.

David A. Zaniboni, 68, of Brockton, formerly of Canton, passed away suddenly December 3 at home. Born in Boston, he was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Era. In his earlier years he worked for the Medfield Public Works Department as a tree […]

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