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Letter: Free the Rez group wants answers

Editor’s note: The Citizen provided the Board of Selectmen the opportunity to respond in writing to the questions contained in this letter. However, the board instead intends to address the matter at its next meeting on October 18. Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Free the Rez to discuss the activity, or lack […]

Commentary: Plenty of love for Canton River

The following is in response to a letter that appeared in last week’s Canton Citizen. Dear Editor: Why does the town hate the Canton River? The official name of that body of water is the East Branch of the Neponset River. I have a copy of the earliest map of what is now Canton and […]

Porter: 9/11 Remembrance Speech

Editor’s note: The following remarks were delivered by Selectman Mark Porter at the September 11 remembrance ceremony held at Canton Fire Department headquarters on Sunday morning. I was a high school senior when the towers came down. I watched them fall live on a CRT TV in the classrooms of my high school. I recall […]

Neponset watershed feeling effects of severe drought


Submitted by the Neponset River Watershed Association As has been discussed and reported recently by the Neponset River Watershed Association on its website,, Massachusetts is experiencing a significant drought this summer, with the Neponset Watershed categorized as an area facing “severe drought.” During an average rainfall year, stream flows in the Neponset River are […]

Commentary: Preserve Blue Hills

Dear Editor: The Blue Hills Reservation is a 7,000-acre green oasis in an urban and suburban environment less than three miles from my house. Within those hills is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center, a National Historic Landmark — places visited by more than 200,000 residents annually. […]

Canton Writes 2016: 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 Lucien Brodeur, was the winning entry in the adult short story category and was also named Best in Show for 2016. Aftertext By Lucien Brodeur It was after football practice, […]

Kidney donor grateful for community support

Editor’s note: The following is an update from Nancy Cahillane Connor, a Canton native and Galvin Middle School educational assistant who volunteered to donate a kidney to her nephew’s mother-in-law. Connor, who was profiled in the May 12 edition of the Citizen, underwent successful transplant surgery on June 1 at St. Barnabus Medical Center (NJ) […]

The Final Stretch Before Summer

The following was written by CHS sophomore Amanda Romano for her Journalism & Publishing class. Final exams began this week and will continue until Tuesday, June 21. You’ve heard of being sent to hell and solitary confinement. Now be prepared to be sent to the last week of high school — finals week. Teachers cram an […]

Annual HOPe gala to benefit people with disabilities


When Paula Kavolius sought programming for her developmentally disabled son, she couldn’t find any. So armed with passion and determination, she corralled friends and acquaintances, raised funds, and created House of Possibilities (HOPe), a home-like setting on the grounds of Stonehill College in Easton. Since 2009, HOPe has been providing top quality care and exceptional […]

Memento from Blue Hills headed to space station

By Judy Bass When NASA astronaut Scott D. Tingle goes up into the heavens aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017, he will be traveling with a very special and unique item symbolizing his former high school, Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton. Students in the school’s Engineering program, under the direction of […]

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