Archive for: March, 2017

True Tales from Canton’s Past: The Tragic Trio

The wreckage of the Piper Cherokee as it was found that night near the Canton/Stoughton line (Collection of the Canton Historical Society)

The weather in the Bahamas is quite beautiful this time of year, and for the members of the Skycombers Flying Club it would be a perfect way to spend a weekend away after a tough New England winter. In the early 1970s, amateur aviation had become well within the reach of many, and flying clubs […]

NVCC to host annual Flavors of Neponset Valley

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The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce invites the community to experience all the local culinary cuisine and drink that your stomach can handle at the 18th annual Flavors of the Neponset Valley tasting event at Demetri’s Function Facility in Foxborough. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and the […]

MassDOT announces new plans for South Coast Rail

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Canton to get a reprieve if interim route adopted On March 15, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it would be pursuing a new phased approach to the South Coast Rail project aimed at bringing rail service to the South Coast on a shorter timeline. Under the latest proposal, which is outlined in a […]

McNeil, Ruth C.

Ruth C. McNeil (O’Brien), 92, of Canton, passed away surrounded by her loving family March 26 at Seasons Hospice in Milton. Born in Brookline, she was raised in Mission Hill and graduated from Mission High School. She has lived in Canton since 1955 where she was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church […]

Jenkins, Pauline J.

Pauline J. Jenkins (Crowley), 85, of Mansfield, formerly of Canton, passed away March 25 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Somerville, she graduated from Dedham High School and lived in Canton since 1955 before moving to Mansfield 12 years ago. She was a devoted housewife and mother and ran a private day care at […]

Crane, Janet M.

Janet M. Crane (Bosworth), 67, of Canton, passed away peacefully on March 21 in the presence of her family. She was raised in Randolph and graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School and Regis College. Janet lived in Canton since 1971 and was an elementary school teacher at the Martin E. Young School in Randolph for […]

Leonardi, Gertrude

Gertrude (Susie Hall) Leonardi, 89, of Marshfield, formerly of Canton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 11, 2017, at Wingate Nursing Home in Kingston. She was the daughter of Berta Hormann Scsibrany. She grew up in Vienna, Austria, and became a United States citizen on December 3, 1951. Susie was the wife of […]

Man About Canton: March 30 Preview

Did you know … The Canton High School Alumni Association will hold its annual “Team Trivia Night” on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Canton American Legion. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a wine basket raffle, and Red Sox tickets donated by Canton alumna Nancy Zoppa Bender. DJ Gary Titus will provide […]

Criticism of president is our constitutional right

Dear Editor: Regarding the recent letter from Robert E. Baril, (“Enough with the Trump bashing,” March 23), my response is that the lady (Alice Brown) does not protest too much. Methinks this is a good time to remind you that in the United States of America ladies have the constitutional right to freedom of speech. […]

Bravo to Robert E. Baril

Dear Editor: I have read with interest many letters during the past couple of months and so often have felt like jumping into the political conversations. Finally, I have to say “Bravo” to Robert E. Baril for saying “enough is enough” and let’s please stop the bashing of our president. Let President Trump do his […]

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