Archive for: August, 2017

Salo, David P.

David Paul Salo, 49, of Canton, passed away August 20 at the Tippett House in Needham. Born and raised in Barnstable, he graduated from New England Tech and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. He was a self-employed lifestyle and fine arts photographer and also worked as an architectural estimator. He has […]

White, John “Jack”

John “Jack” Kenneth White, Jr., 57, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Catherine Jane (DeLuca) White for 37 years. Born on March 1, 1960, he was the son of Maureen (Sullivan) White and the late John […]

MacPhail, Jamison C.

Jamison C. MacPhail, 26, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly August 17. Born in Brockton, he has been a longtime resident of Canton. Beloved son of Richard A. and Melissa J. (Woodhouse) MacPhail of Canton. Brother of Tristan and Phoebe MacPhail, both of Canton. Nephew of Sarah Woodhouse of Mansfield. Great-grandson of Marie Carro of Westwood. […]

Morrison, Barbara L.

Barbara L. Morrison (Shugrue), 73, of Sharon, passed away August 15 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Born in Stoughton, she was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School. She was a longtime resident of Sharon where she worked for many years as a crossing guard for the Sharon Public Schools. She enjoyed […]

Police Lt. Sherrill shines at World Police & Fire Games


Police Lt. Patty Sherrill, a 24-year veteran of the Canton Police Department and mother of two, placed second in the global CrossFit competition at the World Police and Fire Games held last week in Los Angeles. Sherrill finished in a tie for first but lost the tiebreaker and officially came in second. “We could not […]

True Tales from Canton’s Past: Mrs. Brown’s Hotel

Mrs. Brown’s Hotel as it looks today on Washington Street, built around 1865.

In the 1870s, Mrs. Brown’s House was the center of the celebrity world in Canton. With a handsome mansard roof situated along a beautiful street lined with ancient elm trees, this was Canton’s grand hotel. Anyone coming to stay in Canton would find a room at Mrs. Brown’s, and now we know the guest list […]

Schools see spike in new student registrations


It has been a busy summer for new student registrations with the Canton school system welcoming nearly 90 new enrollees since the last day of school in June, including more than 50 since the last School Committee meeting in mid July. At the most recent School Committee meeting held last Thursday evening, August 17, School […]

Canton Peace Vigil

Members of the Sharon UU Church make a stand for peace in front of Canton Town Hall. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 local residents from Canton and neighboring communities, ranging in age from 3 to 90-plus, gathered in front of Memorial Hall on Sunday night for a candlelight vigil promoting peace and unity in the face of recent national events. Organized by Canton resident Jennifer Wexler in partnership with Selectman Kevin Feeney, the event was […]

Margin Notes: Good Books

This summer, I worked in a bookstore, a job I’ve wanted — and idealized — for a long time. “It doesn’t matter what work they’ll have me doing,” I told my mom insistently when she pointed out the other work that comes with the job. “I’ll be able to talk with people about books.” Then […]

Selectmen award contract for waterfront master plan

The Canton Board of Selectmen, in concert with Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, Parks and Recreation Director Liz Francis, and Conservation Agent Cynthia O’Connell, have chosen Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) Inc. of Boston to develop a master plan for the town-owned Earl Newhouse Waterfront Area at Reservoir Pond. The contract is for $48,700, which is […]

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