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Close TM vote could end ‘great pond’ status for Rez

In the closest vote of the two town meeting sessions last week, voters on Wednesday, May 10, narrowly approved an article that authorizes the Board of Selectmen to petition the state legislature to remove Reservoir Pond’s status as a “great pond” and permit the board to regulate the use of the town-owned waterway. In a […]

Town meeting pegs Reebok HQ as Priority Development Site

Town meeting voters on Monday night approved the Reebok parcel as Canton’s newest 43D Priority Development Site — a powerful state economic development tool and one that the town has used successfully on several past occasions. On the advice of Gene Manning, chairman of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and someone who has sheparded many […]

Apartment clubhouse uninhabitable after major fire

A heavy fire, believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials, substantially damaged a clubhouse at the Blue Hill Village Apartments last week. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, the Fire Department received an alarm and 911 call from a resident reporting a building fire at 735 Randolph Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found […]

CHS softball team still battling amid struggles

The Canton High softball team remains in search of its first win after losing twice last week to fall to 0-9 overall. But head coach Jen Robillard said the record does not tell the whole story of how the team has improved since the first practice of the year. “Their play on the field, defensively […]

CHS baseball team edges Sharon for season’s first win

Junior Austin Maffie and the Bulldogs have won 2 of their last 3 games. (Mike Barucci photo)

Sophomore Paul Corcoran had his best pitching performance of the season and the CHS bats came alive as the Bulldogs hung on for their first win of the spring, 4-3 over Sharon last week. It was the young team’s best performance of the season, combining good starting pitching, timely hitting, and solid relief pitching. Leading […]

Town buildings study identifies structural deficiencies

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Selectmen received the town buildings assessment report with a recommendation to spend an estimated $34 million over 10 years to bring all 20 buildings up to code and in good internal and external condition. Four structural deficiencies were noted by the architectural firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis, with the most serious identified at the former […]

Shawmut Road building evacuated due to gas leak

A commercial building at 65 Shawmut Road that houses several businesses was temporarily evacuated following a rooftop gas leak last Wednesday, April 19. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters found a displaced HVAC unit and shut off the gas until the gas company arrived to make repairs. Firefighters responded at 12:41 p.m. and left the […]

Track team members impress despite loss to NA

Both CHS outdoor track teams lost to a tough North Attleboro squad in their season opening meet last Tuesday, April 11. Despite the loss, several track team members qualified for state competition. “Both teams have a lot of potential with a great mix of returners and newcomers,” noted head track coach Anna Amico. In the […]

Fire at Orchard Cove displaces 12 residents

No injuries were reported, but a stovetop kitchen fire within an Orchard Cove residential unit caused an estimated $150,000 in damages and initially displaced 12 residents on Saturday, April 15. Orchard Cove reported to the Fire Department on Tuesday that 10 units were reoccupied the day after the fire and two residents were still displaced. […]

Residents offer solutions for Randolph at Washington

Nearly everyone is in agreement that the intersection of Washington and Randolph streets is a major traffic bottleneck and also a potential danger to pedestrians and cyclists. On Monday night, a group of 25 residents and town officials began a journey of suggesting traffic solutions for the troubled intersection. It appears from the meeting that […]

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