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Selectmen authorize lowering of Reservoir Dam

After being briefed last week on some unexpected water seepage problems at Reservoir Pond Dam, the Board of Selectmen found the situation serious enough to lower the level of the dam until repairs can be made. According to Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, the problems were recently discovered by the town’s consulting engineers, Stephens Associates. While […]

Residents, officials push for Canton rink option

The existing rink location is one of the possible sites identified by the DCR. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Nearly two years after the catastrophic roof collapse at Canton’s beloved Metropolis Skating Rink, the state design wheels are finally in motion with the goal of building a new regional ice rink. The question now is where to locate the new rink, and based on Monday night’s public hearing hosted by the state Department of […]

3 charged in connection with Shaw’s robberies

Canton and Stoughton police made three arrests last week in connection with three robberies in the Canton Shaw’s parking lot over the last few weeks. Two suspects were arrested by Canton police and a third was arrested by the Stoughton police. Canton detectives arrested Ihor V. Havryliv, 30, of 196 Greenbrook Drive in Stoughton and […]

School enrollment to level off, consultant says

Despite continued economic growth and several large-scale residential and commercial projects in the works, a private architectural firm that was hired to conduct an assessment of all public schools in Canton is predicting that school enrollment will remain relatively flat over the next 10 years. School Committee Chairman John Bonnanzio summed up the early report […]

Girls indoor track edges Stoughton in season finale

The CHS girls indoor track team won its first league meet of the season on its fifth and final attempt, narrowly edging Stoughton 51-49 on Thursday, January 19, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. “The girls came together and worked hard in a total-team effort,” said head coach Anna Amico. “I am very proud […]

Classwork pays off as Bulldogs rebound vs. Stoughton

Junior captain Tony Harris had another big game vs. the Black Knights last week. (Mike Barucci photo)

Following an intensive video and classroom session after a disappointing loss to Foxboro, the CHS boys basketball team rebounded with a 70-65 home win over Stoughton last Friday night. The win evened the Bulldogs’ record to 5-5 and kept them in the thick of the playoff race at the midway point of the season. Head […]

Ice rink feasibility hearing set for February 13 at the library

The existing rink location is one of the possible sites identified by the DCR. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Canton selectmen on Tuesday announced the date of the long-awaited public hearing on the South Shore Ice Rink feasibility study, which will ultimately decide the fate of Canton’s Metropolis Rink. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host the meeting on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the […]

Girls hoop rides big 4th quarter to win vs. Sharon

Down by 11 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the CHS girls basketball team rallied to beat Sharon 60-54 last week for its second win of the season. The win was Canton’s first against a league opponent and brought the girls’ record to 2-6 overall. Despite committing 25 turnovers, the lady Bulldogs were able […]

BOS chair, Rec director announce plans to step down

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

In a span of just four days, town officials learned of the surprise impending departures of two top municipal leaders: Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr and Parks and Recreation Director Janet Maguire. On Friday, January 6, Maguire tendered her resignation effective January 20 after accepting an offer to become the assistant head softball coach at Cornell […]

Hannah Link paces CHS indoor track team in loss to Sharon

Both CHS indoor track teams are still looking for their first meet win after falling to Sharon last Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. The girls lost to the Eagles 71-29 and the boys lost 80-19 as both teams fell to 0-3 on the season. For the girls team, senior Hannah Link […]

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