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Facilities plan offers options to reconfigure Canton schools

A private facilities planning firm has recommended three options to the School Committee that involve new grade configurations, including a plan to relocate Canton’s eighth graders to the Rodman building in front of CHS. All three options will be explained to the public at a meeting Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. […]

News Notes: Police charge 2 in Bank of Canton robbery

Police arrested two suspects in connection with a Bank of Canton robbery that occurred on Monday, June 12, around 4 p.m. at the bank’s Route 138 branch, located at 259 Turnpike Street. Arrested on bank robbery charges were Joseph Parella of Norwood and Kimberly Ginewicz of Malden. Police received a 911 call and responding officers […]

News Notes: CPD to launch ‘positive ticket’ campaign

Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and Lt. Charles Rae have announced a new community outreach initiative that the CPD will be piloting this summer. In an effort to promote positive reinforcement, officers will be on the lookout for citizens doing good deeds and will be issuing a ‘positive ticket,’ along with a gift card to one […]

BOS to decide on water/sewer rate hikes

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Water and sewer costs are likely to increase almost 6 percent for the next fiscal year after a recommendation put forth Tuesday night to selectmen and the Water/Sewer Rate and Policy Committee. Consultant Doug Gardner, president of Pioneer Consulting Group, who has advised the town on utility rates for the past several years, said last […]

Wilkinson, Hartnett shine in baseball win vs. Sharon

Junior pitcher Rob Wilkinson has been dominant on the mound in his last several outings. (Mike Barucci photo)

Junior pitcher Robbie Wilkinson scattered eight hits and limited Sharon batters to one run as the CHS baseball team won its fifth game with a 7-1 victory over the Eagles last week. This marked the third consecutive start that Wilkinson has allowed one run or less and he is now among the leaders in the […]

School Committee approves assistant supt. position

The Canton School Committee met last Thursday, May 18, to approve a new but temporary assistant superintendent of special projects position. The school operating budget for the next fiscal year (FY18), approved at the May town meeting, included funding for a new director of elementary curriculum and instruction. However, School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller said […]

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 Dev 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 […]

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