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Unwanted guest at Blue Hills this summer

The mile-a-minute weed, a “fast growing prickly vine” with green triangular leaves, also known as “devil’s tail,” has been spotted in Milton, Littleton, western Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, but the largest outbreak in the state is right here in Canton, according to a report on WBZ-TV. While the name itself is a hyperbole — […]

Roughing it with Tommy MacDonald

Tommy MacDonald

Tall and brawny, Tommy MacDonald is about the last guy one would expect to be wearing makeup, but now more than halfway through taping the first season of his upcoming Public Television woodworking series, the Canton native is getting used to it. While he said it was uncomfortable the first couple of times he had […]

BOH dealing with case of measles at Reebok Headquarters

An employee at Reebok’s World Headquarters in Canton has been diagnosed with measles, according to John Ciccotelli, the director of public health in Canton. After the case was identified Friday, June 11, public health officials spent last week helping to prevent this highly transmissible disease from spreading. “To ensure the well-being of all our employees […]

COA director Diane Tynan an advocate, friend to Canton’s senior community

Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of a series of occasional spotlights on Canton’s town employees, conceived as a way to honor the important work of our many public servants, a number of whom rarely, if ever, get the recognition they deserve. This week we are proud to introduce our readers to Diane Tynan, […]

Canton native Eleanor Durham Bowes takes stroll down memory lane

(l-r) Michelle Weisse (granddaughter of Eleanor’s older sister, Nina Durham Weisse), Eleanor Durham Bowes, Richard Bowes, Dick Kelleher standing in front of house. Jeff Pickette photo

Don’t tell Eleanor Durham Bowes that “you can’t go home again.” Last Tuesday the 97-year-old Canton native returned to her childhood home at 238 Sherman Street for the first time since moving away in 1935. Richard Bowes, 61, picked up his mother at her home in Plympton — she lives there with her daughter, Christine […]

Boys’ tennis team bows out of state tournament

Heading into the postseason, the CHS boys’ tennis team was playing its best tennis of the season — having won six of nine matches — but Canton could not keep its run going, falling 4-1 to Old Rochester Regional High School in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 south sectional tournament last Friday […]

Girls’ tennis team falls to top seed in tourney

Just 24 hours after top-seeded Hingham swept 16th-seeded Dighton-Rehoboth in the first round of the MIAA Division 2 south sectional tournament, the Harborwomen returned to action Monday afternoon and beat Canton 5-0 in the quarterfinal round, ending the season for the CHS girls’ tennis team. Canton, seeded eighth out of 18 teams, entered the tournament […]

Canton ‘Cocktails for a Cause’ group growing by the month

Four years ago, before her youngest son went off to college, Canton resident Cheryl Conroy asked a group of moms — friends she’d made from her son’s hockey and lacrosse teams — to get together once a month for a social gathering. “My beginning intentions were a little selfish,” Conroy said. “I didn’t want to […]

Girls’ tennis team snaps King Philip’s three-year win streak

~ Team looks to prepare for state tournament ~ King Philip has had the CHS girls’ tennis team’s number over the last few seasons, but then again, riding a 61-match win streak into Canton’s regular season finale, the Warriors have pretty much dominated everyone they have played.  But last Monday, the state tournament-bound Bulldogs closed […]

Boys’ tennis looks ahead to postseason

After losing to North Attleboro on May 13, the CHS boys’ tennis team was 6-8 and needed to win three out of its last four matches in order to qualify for the state tournament.  Three weeks later, Canton did exactly that — beating Stoughton, Foxboro and Cohasset in consecutive matches, bringing Canton’s win total to […]

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