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News Notes: BOS to hold hearing on Rez winter uses

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 20, in the Salah Meeting Room at Town Hall at or around 7:45 p.m. to discuss amending the Reservoir Pond Rules and Regulations regarding wintertime uses. Firefighters respond to I-95 truck fire The Canton Fire Department responded to 78 service calls last week, […]

Montes, Mahoney lead track teams at Hock Championships


Several CHS indoor track team members finished among the top 10 in their respective events at the Hockomock League Championships held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. Out of 12 teams, the Canton boys finished 10th overall while the girls tied with Attleboro for 11th place. Leading the way for the Bulldogs […]

BOS to halt work at Pequitside pending review

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Selectmen on Tuesday night announced the creation of a Pequitside Farm Task Force that will be made up of town officials as well as one or two abutters to the property. Selectmen asked that all construction at the site be halted until the task force can meet and discuss the planned renovations to the town-owned […]

Schools asked to cut $540K from proposed budget

Canton school officials will have to decide whether to compromise or stand their ground after the town’s Revenue Forecast Committee asked them to slash $540,072 from their proposed school operating budget for the next fiscal year. The revenue committee, which includes Finance Director Jim Murgia and members of the Finance Committee and other town officials, […]

Lady hoopsters closing in on postseason berth

According to CHS head girls basketball coach Jim Choquette, when senior center-forward Hannah Jerrier scores 20 or more points, the lady Bulldogs have a great chance of winning that game. When she is held to under 15 points, Choquette said, the opposite usually holds true. That was the case again last week as Jerrier topped […]

Fire chief implements 2nd wave of reorganization

Fire Chief Charles Doody is calling his most recent department reorganization the most impactful change to come to the CFD since EMS ambulance service was added to the force in 1972. Doody recently implemented the second major wave of personnel adjustments with the retirement of Fire Captain Dan Beal, who stepped down after 31 years […]

Surging boys hoop team moves atop Davenport

Senior captain Tony Harris (Mike Barucci photo)

The CHS boys basketball team passed a big test last week, playing superbly down the stretch to beat an equally tough Foxboro squad at home 61-48 in a battle for Davenport Division supremacy. The Bulldogs then traveled to Stoughton on Friday night and beat the rival Black Knights 66-40. Now 9-1, Canton is currently a […]

Town to warn Rez skaters while mulling winter uses

Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall will be working with town departments to post at least four signs near Reservoir Pond to warn skaters that the ice may be thin and that they are “skating at their own risk.” The signs are the first indication that selectmen are considering opening Reservoir Pond for winter use. Still up […]

School Committee approves modulars for JFK School

See this week’s print edition of the Canton Citizen to read the full version of this story ~ In a unanimous vote on January 11, the Canton School Committee agreed to spend between $1.6 and $2 million in

Ice House pulls liquor license request amid opposition


The owners of the Canton Ice House withdrew an application for an all-alcohol restaurant license just hours before a scheduled hearing with the Board of Selectmen earlier this week after receiving several letters of opposition from various town officials. Selectmen opened the public hearing on the license at Tuesday night’s meeting, at which point Paul […]

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