Archive for: March 17th, 2017

Canton companies receive Workforce Training grants


The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded $7.9 million in state Workforce Training Fund grants to 111 Massachusetts companies for training over 5,243 workers and creating an expected 522 new jobs. Among the grant recipients were two companies from Canton. Unicom Engineering, headquartered on Dan Road, was awarded $178,863 to train 110 workers and is expected to […]

Sullivan, Maura L.

Maura Louise Sullivan (Norton), age 61, of Canton, passed away March 11 in the loving embrace of her family and closest friends following a private but fierce battle with cancer. Born and raised in Attleboro, she graduated from Bishop Feehan High School in 1974. Maura went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University […]

Kennison, Henry D.

Henry D. Kennison, 70, of Canton, formerly of Holbrook, passed away unexpectedly March 10 at home. Born in Portland, Maine, he was raised in Newton and graduated from Newton South High School and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He attended the Culinary Institute and worked as a chef and teacher for Brookline […]

Donoghue, Rita C.

Rita C. Donoghue, 60, of Weston, passed away March 7. Born in Weymouth, she was raised in Winthrop and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy in Brighton and Lowell Technical Institute. She has lived in Weston for the last 17 years and previously lived in Rochester, NY. She was the benefits coordinator for Zerox Corp. […]

Four Legged Friends: Only the Lonely

Separation anxiety (SA) is a condition affecting both young and old dogs, newly purchased puppies, secondhand dogs from the shelter, or in my case, adopted ex-racing dogs. SA can range from mild to severe, and too many dogs are returned to shelters or adoption groups by overwhelmed owners who have no idea how to deal […]

Anti-pipeline study does disservice to local energy customers

Dear Editor: Your recent story about the proposed Access Northeast gas pipeline project, “New report questions costs, need for pipeline project” (Canton Citizen, 3/2/17), highlights a seriously flawed analysis of the need for additional pipeline infrastructure here in New England. While your balanced story included comments from Spectra Energy refuting the study, I feel compelled […]

School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget


The Canton public school system remains a high-performing district, but performance has been slipping and Canton has begun to fall behind many of its neighboring towns, particularly when it comes to per-pupil spending. That, in a nutshell, was the message that school leaders attempted to hammer home during its presentation to the Finance Committee last […]

Girls hockey wins thriller vs. Winchester, on to semis

The Canton girls celebrate in the locker room after their 3-2 win vs. Winchester.

The center of the Canton sporting universe shifted to Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne last evening as the Canton High girls varsity ice hockey team — the only squad left standing in a winter season full of outstanding performances — prepared to do battle with fellow Ice House tenant Westwood in the MIAA Division 2 […]

Praise for CCTV’s Andrea Galvin

Dear Editor: I would like to thank Andrea Galvin of Canton Community TV for taking time out of her day to search for 20-year-old episodes of “School Days.” Andrea spent time converting old VHS tapes to digital files so we could show clips at our 20th class reunion. Her dedication to cataloging Canton’s happenings for […]

DCR outlines next steps in rink study process

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has released the next steps in its decision-making process concerning the siting and construction of a new regional ice rink to replace the shuttered Metropolis Rink in Canton. Having completed phase one (identifying three potential sites in Canton and one in Norwood, followed by a public comment period […]

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