Archive for: December 1st, 2017

Gifts of local history available at Historical Society

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Visit the Canton Historical Society during their open house on the next three Sundays in December from 1-4 p.m. and pick up a holiday gift of Canton history for a friend or family member. Items available for purchase include limited edition lithographs of the Canton Viaduct, old maps of the town, several books by local […]

BHRTS renovation project achieves key milestone

The long-awaited school renovation project at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton took a critical step forward on November 13, announced Superintendent James Quaglia. As of that date, all of the school’s nine district towns, including Canton

Linehan, Gail E.

Gail E. Linehan (Hester), 81, of Canton, died November 25, 2017, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family. Gail was an active parishioner of St. Gerard Majella Church in Canton. She was a member of the Canton Garden Club and St. Gerard’s Altar Guild and St. Gerard’s Care and Share. Gail was also an […]

Larson, John L.

John L. “Jack” Larson, 75, of Canton, passed away November 22 at Norwood Hospital after a long illness. Born and raised in Jamestown, NY, he attended Jamestown High School and served in the United States Navy. Jack has been a resident of Canton for the last 34 years and worked as a salesman for Poirier […]

Pacella, Marie V.

Marie V. Pacella, 91, of Fairhaven, formerly of Canton, died November 20, 2017. Marie was born in Dorchester and attended St. Gregory’s grammar and high school. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton and was a member of the Canton Catholic Women’s Club and the Canton Garden Club. Beloved […]

Jones, Robert P.

Robert (Bob) P. Jones, 87, of Canton, passed away peacefully on November 19 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Born and raised in Brighton, he graduated from Boston Technical High School, Class of 1950. Misrepresenting his age, he served nearly five years in the Marine Corps Reserve. Called to active duty during the Korean Conflict, he […]

Praise for local state trooper and coverage

Dear Editor: Thank you for your recent article on State Trooper Ryan Sceviour. When I read the initial Boston Globe blurb reporting on the federal lawsuit by Trooper Ryan Sceviour against Colonel Richard McKeon (former superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police), I thought that the “powers-that-be” would likely make all this ugliness go away. (Any word on former State […]

Man About Canton: ‘Fake News’

Did you know … Collins Dictionary has made the term “fake news” the Collins Word of the Year for 2017. The word — two words actually — will be added to the next print edition of the publisher’s dictionary. Fake news is defined as “false, often sensational information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.” […]

Four Legged Friends: Giving Thanks

This year, no one came for Thanksgiving with my mother except me. So I was a little down. She recently moved into a new place, and I thought it would have been nice to have some additional family, but everyone had other plans. So be it. After our meal, she went to take a nap, […]

Canton zip-line park announces plan to relocate

Dillon Anderson, 16, tests out one of the trails during Friends & Family Day on Friday, June 1. (Michelle Stark photo)

Embroiled in a zoning dispute with their neighbors and faced with the prospect of shutting down operations after a successful first year and a half of business, the owners of a Canton-based outdoor adventure park have come up with a new plan that they believe could be a win for all sides. Working in conjunction […]

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