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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.)

Super Bowl season full of thrills for local cheerleader

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It’s two weeks after her hometown New England Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, and Canton’s Alyssa Crane still has to pinch herself to be sure it was real. After all, never in her wildest dreams could she have envisioned the season playing out the way that it did — her first […]

Girls hockey tops Falmouth for signature win

The positives greatly outweighed the negatives for the CHS girls ice hockey team last week as the lady Bulldogs punched their ticket to the postseason with a memorable 3-0 win against division foe Falmouth on Wednesday. The girls would go on to lose a close one at Hingham 2-1 on Saturday, but the arrow is […]

Town at a crossroads with historic ‘Little Red House’

The David Tilden House at Pequitside Farm is the subject of a major preservation project using CPA funds. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Save me! Moaned the little red house, … With eyes of wrinkled glass. Save me! Groaned the old floor boards, … Pegged in centuries past. So begins the poem “Goodbye Little Red House,” penned by Doris Peters as both a lament and a rallying cry for the historic David Tilden House after it was ordered […]

Boys swim makes history at Hock championships

CHS boys swim team members pose for a photo after taking 2nd at the league meet. (Dennis Mitchell photo)

It was another history-making performance for the CHS boys swim team as the Bulldogs, led by once-in-a-generation talent Sebastian Melendez and a stellar supporting cast, set a new program mark with a second-place finish at last weekend’s Hockomock Championship meet in Milford. After going undefeated (8-0) against league opponents this season and wrapping up its […]

Icemen top North Attleboro in key Davenport clash

Junior Jack Goyetch got on the scoreboard in Canton's win vs. North Attleboro. (Mike Barucci photo)

With a thrilling and at times harrowing 4-3 win over Davenport newcomer North Attleboro last week, the Canton High boys ice hockey team strengthened its grip on first place in the division while continuing to build its case as the best team in the Hock. Although the week would later end in disappointment — with […]

Water/sewer, traffic enforcement highlight budget talks

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A “substantial” increase in anticipated water/sewer costs and additional traffic enforcement needs — along with the possible reduction of speed limits in certain thickly settled areas of town — were some of the top story lines that surfaced during a discussion of the FY18 municipal operating budget at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The […]

Girls hockey extends streak with win vs. Sandwich

Senior captain Rebecca Eckler has been on fire in recent weeks (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton High girls ice hockey team has been playing some of its best hockey of the season as of late, and that trend continued on Saturday as the lady Bulldogs skated past Sandwich 4-2 at the Canton Ice House. “I’m really happy with how they’ve been playing,” said head coach Dennis Aldrich, who has […]

Selectman race heats up after departure of incumbent

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The 2017 town election season is fast approaching, and the competition seems to be heating up in a hurry in the marquee race for Board of Selectmen. With two BOS seats up for grabs in the April 4 election and one incumbent, Chairman Bob Burr, recently announcing plans to step down at the conclusion of […]

Red-hot boys hockey team continues to pile up W’s

Freshman Joe Robinson and the Bulldogs skated past Newburyport 2-0 on Monday. (Mike Barucci photo)

Update: The CHS boys ice hockey team battled defending state champion Medfield to a 1-1 draw Wednesday night at the Canton Ice House. The Bulldogs (7-2-2) will visit Stoughton tomorrow at Asiaf Rink in Brockton. With another win on Monday against former playoff nemesis Newburyport, the Canton High boys ice hockey team ran its unbeaten […]

Canton named to prestigious AP District Honor Roll

When Canton High School and Canton school district administrators made the decision in 2014 to do away with prerequisites for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, they did so with the conviction that all students are capable of achieving success. Two years later, not only do they have some promising data that they can point to; they […]

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