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Community Problem Solvers bridging generation gap

The Canton Community Problem Solving Team BRIDGES recently completed its fifth oral history interview of senior citizens in Canton. Galvin Middle School students Bella Botelho, Mary Kelley, and Carly LaFrance along with Hansen Elementary fifth grader Emily Kelley have been at it since last October. BRIDGES stands for “Building Relationships in Diverse Generations Entails Sharing” […]

Financial Fitness 2016: Think Local

The following article appears in the Canton Citizen’s 2016 Financial Fitness Guide. See this week’s edition for information and tips from local professionals on a wide range of financial topics, including asset protection, real estate, tax preparation, and much more. *** Technology continues every day to improve our lives — and make them more complicated. […]

Ruining a good man’s name

Dear Editor: I love my newspapers: the Boston Globe and the Canton Citizen. But no newspaper can publish all the truth; they can only publish what their reporters dig out. We need to raise our children to understand that and to analyze what they read for credibility and veracity. You no doubt have read the […]

Gunning family grateful for support

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Gunning and Andersen families, we want to thank the entire Canton community and beyond for all the love and support you have offered over the past few weeks. All the kind words written and the thoughts shared mean more than you will know. It’s truly hard to comprehend what […]

Miracle on Ice: Canton team wins gold in Lake Placid

(Front row, l-r) Kyle Wanless, Michael Mondillo, Lizzie Tassinari, Jayden Haggerty, Jack Albert, Nate MacDonald, Max Cohen; (back row, l-r) Griffin Hughes, AJ Thomas, Jack Digirolamo, Payton McDonough, Tommy Phaneuf, Michael Leonetti, Jacob Crugnale; (missing from photo) Billy DeLello

It’s only minutes to go before taking the ice. The Canton Pee Wee B hockey team sits quietly, lights off, thinking about the fact that they are about to play for the gold in Lake Placid. In locker room 6, where the 1980 Olympic athletes once sat, Canton is a heavy underdog, questionable to even […]

Guest Commentary: All for Love

Editor’s note: Below is the text of a sermon delivered by Dr. John Tamilio III, pastor of the Congregational Church of Canton, on Sunday, January 10. The sermon is inspired in part by longtime parishioner and Cantonite Harold Drake. Well today is a special day — and I want to thank Harold Drake not only […]

Commentary: Canton not obeying the law

Dear Editor: Your “Man About Canton” noted the proliferation of stop signs around town in his November 5 column. He failed to use the word “illegal.” Under Massachusetts law, every stop sign posted for traffic calming or to slow traffic is illegal. Every all-way stop not justified by a documented crash history (five crashes per […]

Tribute to Veterans: Carry On

Editor’s note: The following poem was written by Declan Meade, a student at the Galvin Middle School and the grandson of Michael F. Coyle, a longtime poetry contributor. Carry On Carry on, Carry on, You will be at peace when you are done. Carry on for those who couldn’t, End the trail for those who shouldn’t […]

Letter from Revere Heritage Commission

Dear Editor: Just six months ago, a special town meeting approved one of the most significant zoning changes in recent memory, giving the green light to a major redevelopment on the former Paul Revere property. At that time, town meeting also approved the purchase of approximately seven acres of open space using Community Preservation Act […]

Commentary: Growing Up at Ponky

Lindsey Nolte feels right at home between the pipes at Ponky. (Mike Barucci photo)

The following essay was written by Lindsey Nolte, a Canton High School senior and a goalie for the girls varsity ice hockey team. My stomach was empty, my eyes were heavy, and I fret having to return to this place again. My family silently waited in our SUV packed full of equipment for the traffic […]

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