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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.)

Beloved family doctor gave all to family, patients, community

Dr. Richard Levrault, pictured above with his wife, children and grandchildren, was a dedicated family man and beloved community doctor.

Between his 30-plus years as a family medical practitioner and his long track record of service to the Canton community, Dr. Richard Levrault spent the great majority of his life helping and supporting others — while also trying his darndest to make them laugh or smile. “He had a hell of a sense of humor,” […]

Neighboring temple completes ‘journey to a new beginning’

The combined choirs of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Abraham sing “Light one Candle,” accompanied by Aaron Barcelo. (Michelle Stark photo)

This past Sunday, May 21, marked an emotional and historic milestone for two area Jewish congregations as Temple Beth Abraham in Canton formally welcomed the members of Temple Beth Am in Randolph to its synagogue on Washington Street. Although not yet a formal merger, the relocation of the Randolph temple was made official around 4 […]

Girls lacrosse team earns 2 W’s in bounce-back week

It’s been a challenging season for the CHS girls lacrosse team, but players continue to make strides and compete hard in every game, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor. “There’s been so much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season until now,” said O’Connor, now in her second year as coach. “Unfortunately, […]

Bulldog tennis teams combine for 5 W’s

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In their busiest week of the season to date, the Canton High boys tennis team thrust itself right back into the MIAA postseason hunt with three straight shutout victories in a three-day span. Led by their sensational No. 1 singles player, junior captain Jake Wolicki, the Bulldogs cruised to wins over Taunton, Stoughton and Oliver […]

Girls tennis team shines in win versus Franklin

Senior captain Julia Burkowsky (Mike Barucci photo)

Last week was an exciting one for the Canton High girls tennis team as the lady Bulldogs picked up their first win of the spring with a 3-2 thriller over Franklin while also battling hard against defending Division 2 state champion Foxboro in an eventual 4-1 defeat. Head coach Joel Chamberlain said he was utterly […]

Canton’s annual town meeting kicks off Monday, May 8

Leasing of historic town properties, two key economic development proposals, and a robust CPA spending package are some of the many notable items up for consideration at the 2017 annual town meeting, which gets underway this coming Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. In contrast to the past two town meetings, […]

CHS girls lax earns home-and-home sweep

It took a few games to get into a rhythm after a challenging preseason, but the CHS girls lacrosse team appears to be rounding into form as they head into a difficult stretch against several strong league opponents. Since losing their first three games — all by double-digit margins — the lady Bulldogs have gone […]

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 […]

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