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Jay joined the Citizen as a staff writer in the spring of 2007, and in a few short months he was promoted to lead writer/assistant editor. He now serves as the managing editor, overseeing news and editorial content and managing the newspaper's circulation. (Click here for complete bio.)

Boys lax flashes potential in back-to-back blowout W’s

Sophomore Griffin Roach is part of a strong corps of returning midfielders. (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton High varsity boys lacrosse team kicked off its 2017 campaign last week — one week later than the rest of the Hockomock League — but they are already catching up in the standings after back-to-back lopsided victories over division foes Milford and Stoughton. While neither opponent is in the same class as Canton […]

PR builders eye approvals for new road, bridge

It’s been a slow and steady crawl for the developers of the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment effort following the landmark rezoning of the property nearly two years ago. But the pace of construction may soon quicken considerably with the arrival of warmer weather and the expected completion of another key permitting phase. As it stands, the […]

Dr. Sullivan left powerful legacy of selfless service

Dr. Bill Sullivan

They started trickling in to the Dockray and Thomas Funeral Home around 1:30 p.m. and the last visitor didn’t leave until 30 minutes after the wake had ended. Hundreds of them came, from near and far and from all walks of life, to pay their respects to the late Dr. William “Bill” Sullivan of Canton […]

Tennis teams open season with tough competition

It was a busy opening week for the CHS tennis teams as the boys and girls combined to play seven matches in a seven-day span. The lone win during that stretch came in the season opener last Monday as the boys took down Attleboro 5-0 at home. The girls team also had a strong showing […]

Canton voters pick Connolly, Theodore in 4-way Board of Selectmen race

Chris Connolly, Tom Shaughnessy, Bob Sykes, Lyle Channing, Rickie Eckler, and Eileen Magee hold signs in front of the Rodman building on Election Day on Tuesday, April 4. (Michelle Stark photo)

It was a night for the newcomers as Canton voters welcomed two more fresh faces — Chris Connolly and Tom Theodore — to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday in a closely followed and highly anticipated 2017 town election. Connolly, a former two-term Planning Board member, was the night’s big winner in the four-way BOS […]

BOS, Planning Board races headline April 4 election

Canton’s annual town election is this coming Tuesday, April 4, and voters will have some important choices to make with four candidates vying for two Board of Selectmen seats and two newcomers going head to head for a Planning Board vacancy. In the BOS race, Selectman Victor Del Vecchio, a retired attorney and corporate executive, […]

BOS candidates on the issues

Canton’s annual town election is this coming Tuesday, April 4, and for the second time in three years voters will have some tough choices to make in the race for Board of Selectmen, where there are four motivated candidates — one incumbent and three challengers — vying for two available seats. To better assist the […]

Lady Bulldogs’ storybook run ends in D2 title game

Team captains Rebecca Eckler, Kristen Eckler and Colleen Kelleher accept the Division 2 state finalist trophy at the TD Garden. (Michael Tureski photo)

One of the greatest single seasons in the history of Canton hockey ended in defeat on the TD Garden ice on Sunday as the 14th seeded lady Bulldogs fell to the top-ranked, defending champion Notre Dame Academy Cougars 5-2 in the Division 2 MIAA girls state finals. While it certainly wasn’t the ending they had […]

School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget

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The Canton public school system remains a high-performing district, but performance has been slipping and Canton has begun to fall behind many of its neighboring towns, particularly when it comes to per-pupil spending. That, in a nutshell, was the message that school leaders attempted to hammer home during its presentation to the Finance Committee last […]

Girls hockey wins thriller vs. Winchester, on to semis

The Canton girls celebrate in the locker room after their 3-2 win vs. Winchester.

The center of the Canton sporting universe shifted to Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne last evening as the Canton High girls varsity ice hockey team — the only squad left standing in a winter season full of outstanding performances — prepared to do battle with fellow Ice House tenant Westwood in the MIAA Division 2 […]

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