Archive for: September, 2017

Canton High field hockey team off to impressive start

Senior captain Andrea McNeil (Mike Barucci photo)

With two more convincing wins against division opponents and some impressive underlying statistics, the CHS varsity field hockey team is beginning to make a name for itself as a top contender in the Hockomock this season. With the exception of unbeaten King Philip, in fact, no team has been more impressive in the early going […]

CHS art teacher’s ‘Sherlock Series’ now on exhibit

A Friendly Supper (Oil on Tar Paper) by Michelle C. Mendez

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of Canton High School art instructor Michelle C. Mendez is currently on view at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. The exhibit, entitled “Sherlock Series,” explores variant interpretations of female clichés and stereotypes through a series of darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film […]

Brown, Robert

Robert “Jim” Brown, 73, a fourth-generation resident of Canton, died peacefully at home on September 24, 2017, after bravely battling cancer. Jim worked as a manager for Verizon for many years until retiring in 2003. Devoted husband of Lisa M. Brown (Duggan) of Canton. Loving father of Robert J. Brown of Fort Thomas, KY, and […]

Healey, Patti

Patti Healey passed away on September 23, 2017, in the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 27, 1951, in Newton to Priscilla (Nagle) and Paul V. Healey, Patti grew up in Canton and went to Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, […]

Martin, Arthur R.

Arthur Robert Martin, 86, of Canton, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center surrounded by family. He was born on April 12, 1931, at Norwood Hospital in Norwood. His older brother Frederick D. Martin of Cambridge, NY predeceased him in 1992. Born to the late Frederick and Mary (Ferland) Martin, […]

Guest Column: Equifax Breach

By Vik Solem, president of MEI Security October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and fresh in our minds is the Equifax breach. Back on September 7, more than a month after their failure, Equifax admitted publicly that their security was compromised, exposing the personal information of 143,000,000 U.S. consumers. While this is not the […]

BOS, CAASA likely to seek ban on retail pot shops

It appears likely that the Canton Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), will sponsor a 2018 town meeting article prohibiting retail marijuana shops in Canton. Attorney Rich Hucksam of the town counsel’s office informed selectmen on Tuesday night that because the town as a whole voted against the […]

We Honor Veterans

Canton Girl Scouts greet the veterans as they arrive at Sunday's ceremony at CHS. (Michelle Stark photo)

The Canton Veterans Services Department, in conjunction with Brookhaven Hospice and the We Honor Veterans program, held a recognition event on Sunday for veterans of the Vietnam Era (1955-75) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The ceremony, held at Canton High School, featured remarks by Canton Veterans Agent Tony Andreotti as […]

CAASA plans community forum on opioid epidemic

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is sponsoring a community forum on the opioid epidemic to be held on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Canton Public Library. Massachusetts is currently facing an opioid epidemic and Canton is certainly no stranger to this crisis. Understanding the causes and […]

True Tales: We Are All Citizens

The interior of the Canton Historical Society where the author spends quite a bit of his time

The following is an excerpt from “We Are All Citizens,” the latest installment of True Tales from Canton’s Past by local historian George T. Comeau. There was a message on my voicemail on the second week of August. Sue Gibbs was letting me know that I had been named “Citizen of the Year” and that […]

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