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Post 24 celebrates memorable summer season at awards banquet

Coach Walter Mann with Mike McMahon, recipient of the Bob Brown Award (Mike Berger photo)

Celebrating the most successful summer season in the modern era, the coaches of the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team presented four special awards at a recent season-ending banquet. This year’s senior Legion team made it all the way to the District 6 semifinals, where they lost to a very good Quincy team 10-9 […]

BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills renovation costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

Police respond to 2 incidents at Whitman Rd. picket line

Canton police responded to two separate incidents earlier this week at the same location on Whitman Road (off Route 138), where the local teamsters union was picketing outside Independent Pipe. The first incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Monday, August 7, and involved a case of trespassing by one of the picketers. According to Police […]

Memorable playoff run ends in semis for Legion Post 24

(Front row, l-r) Joe Peccia, Justin Wenstrom, Max Tarlin, Matt Casamento, Jake Marglous, Rob Sullivan, coach Al Jackson; (back row, l-r) head coach Greg Lyons, Aidan Arnold, Andrew Filipkowski, Andrew Bryant, Ryan Sullivan, Mike McMahon, Luke Johnson, Jack Connelly, and coach Walter Mann. (Mike Berger photo)

All good things must come to an end, and for the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team, that was the painful reality they faced last week as the squad lost a heartbreaker to Quincy 10-9 in nine innings in the District 6 semifinals. It was evident late in Tuesday’s game — after a grueling […]

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Police following leads in home invasion probe

Police reported no arrests as of July 25 but continue to follow different leads in an investigation into a home invasion on Arboretum Way that occurred last Tuesday morning, July 18. Police determined that three suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), forcibly entered the residence of an elderly […]

Police probe home invasion; solve robbery case

Canton police continue to search for suspects in a daytime home invasion on Arboretum Way on Tuesday that left an elderly resident hospitalized with “serious but non-life-threatening” head injuries. Police responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and determined that the suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), had […]

Ponkapoag Civic OK’d for more one-day licenses

Noting a better spirit of cooperation between neighbors and the Ponkapoag Civic Association, selectmen on Tuesday night unanimously approved eight additional one-day licenses to serve alcoholic beverages at the Civic’s outdoor patio and picnic area from 4-8 p.m. Earlier this year, the board approved eight initial one-day licenses for June and July as part of […]

Fire Dept. realigns as county dispatch takes effect

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The Canton Fire Department has officially made the switch to the Norfolk County dispatch system after successfully testing the system throughout the month of June. While all 911 calls will still go to Canton Police headquarters, under the new system, all fire-related calls are transferred to the county dispatch center in Holbrook and then on […]

Randolph/Washington redesign plans coming into focus

It appears that the solutions for the redesign of the intersection at Randolph and Washington streets will likely include a clearly marked right-hand turn lane onto Washington Street from Randolph; some kind of a timed traffic light during peak traffic hours; and a realignment of the roadway to engage motorists to make quicker decisions. Those […]

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