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Canton Writes 2017: Best in Show

The Canton Citizen, a sponsor of the annual Canton Writes contest, will once again publish the winning entries as space permits. The selection below, by Andrew Capraro, was the winning entry in the adult short nonfiction/memoir category and was also named Best in Show for 2017. The Slippery Slope of Cynicism By Andrew Capraro Like […]

Heartfelt thanks to a town that gave so much

Dear Editor: The sons of Karl and Frances Bischoff wish to thank so many of their wonderful neighbors, friends, first responders — simply put, too many people to count — who gave their lives as residents of Canton so much meaning. It’s easy to take for granted the things that make up normal everyday life. […]

Register’s Corner: Shedding light on solar contracts

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When the spring months roll around, we seem to get a lot closer to Mother Nature. We see our neighbors arranging flower boxes, planting bushes, and watering their lawns.

CHS student interviews award-winning producer

The first thing I notice about Gawvi is his voice. Relaxed and easy, it gives the impression that the speaker is extremely down-to-earth, relatable. But Gawvi is not your average 20-something-year-old. A hip-hop and EDM artist

CABI hosts workshop on ‘Marijuana and the Workplace’

The Canton Association of Business & Industry (CABI) hosted a “Lunch and Learn” event on Wednesday, April 26, on Marijuana and the Workplace: Understanding the New Regulations. CABI President Brian Mahoney welcomed the association’s members and guests, and introduced the featured speakers: Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and Human Resources Director Jody Middleton. Middleton provided […]

Canton High alumna speaks at Asperger/Autism Gala

Kelsey Oates with her cousin Katie Ryan, her mother, Kathy Oates, and father, Bob Oates

Canton resident Kelsey Oates took the stage at The Asperger/Autism Network’s annual gala, Coming of Age: Transforming the Future, last month to talk about her experience with Asperger’s and finding AANE. Diagnosed at 24, Oates found herself hurled into the diverse, vibrant, and sometimes confusing world of Asperger’s Syndrome. Some with her diagnosis have attended […]

Town-wide fundraiser for Madi a big success

On Friday, April 7, the Hansen Elementary School teachers, spearheaded by physical education teacher Andrea Moore, held a town-wide fundraising event for Madi Bergstrom and her family. A second grader at the Hansen, Madi has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This is the third time she is battling this cancer. Over 260 students from […]

Where Eagles Dare: Troop 77 honors 7 Eagle Scouts

(Seated) Eagle Scouts Brendan McManus, Theodore Bollenbach, Adam Feeney, Matthew Gilmore and Christian Lopes; (standing) Selectman Kevin Feeney, Rep. William Galvin, Eagle Scouts Joshua Lopes and Andrew Salvatori, Senator Walter Timilty, selectmen Mark Porter and Victor Del Vecchio, and Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank LaBollita of the Mass. Army National Guard.

At a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Gerard Majella Church on Sunday, March 12, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 77 in Canton celebrated the achievements of seven Eagle Scouts who earned scouting’s highest rank

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 […]

Project RISE: Big Changes Start Small

Submitted by Project RISE, a Canton High School Community Problem Solving Team “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity,” were the wise words of the highly revered Pope Francis. These words hold true to the fact that refugees should not be regarded with indifference; these words imply that refugees are humans […]

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