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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.)

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 […]

CHS boys hockey bows in D2 south semifinals

Junior goalie Quinn Gibbs was a rock for the Bulldogs in the postseason. (Mike Barucci photo)

For the third time in a seven-day span, the Canton High boys varsity ice hockey team poured every ounce of heart, skill and strength that they could muster into a thrilling playoff battle against an equally formidable opponent. Only this time, the puck bounced the other way as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs dropped an absolute heartbreaker […]

Canton hockey legend gets first taste of NHL action

Canton's Kevin Rooney (right) made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on March 2.

Editor’s note: After being reassigned to Albany on Tuesday, Kevin Rooney was recalled to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, March 8. He went from high school state champion to New England prep champion to NCAA champion to professional hockey player in a span of just five years, and last week, Kevin Rooney, the pride […]

Memorable upset propels lady Bulldogs to D2 quarters

Sophomore Katie Trerice (Mike Barucci photo)

With back-to-back tournament victories in the past week, including last Saturday’s massive upset of No. 3 Shrewsbury at the Northstar Ice Arena in Westborough, the 14th-seeded CHS girls ice hockey team now finds itself just two wins away from a trip to the TD Garden and a shot at the Division 2 state title. It’s […]

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