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Individual track team members impress despite opening 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 […]

Easter weekend 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 […]

School Committee seeks public input on FY18 budget

The Canton School Committee remains undecided on the level of operating funds to pursue for fiscal year 2018 and is looking for public input at its upcoming budget hearing. The hearing is set for tonight, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the CHS Learning Distance Lab, and school officials will need to decide whether to […]

Public input sought for future school space needs

Canton school leaders have begun studying in earnest the findings of a private architectural firm that was hired to examine current and future school building needs, and the project has advanced to the public input phase. Representatives from Dore & Whittier Architects will present its latest findings to the public on Wednesday, April 5, at […]

Selectmen okay temporary solution for Reservoir dam

Selectmen hope to raise the level of Reservoir Pond in the coming weeks with the assistance of the DPW and a private engineering firm. The work will cost approximately $20,000 and selectmen authorized the expenditure from one of their mitigation accounts. The DPW will perform the work to save the town additional costs. The project […]

BOS picks Raynham director to lead Parks & Rec

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday chose current Raynham Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Francis as Canton’s new Parks and Recreation director out of a pool of three finalists. Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said it was a very difficult decision among what he described as three very qualified candidates, including Nick Pirelli, Canton’s assistant […]

DCR outlines next steps in rink study process

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has released the next steps in its decision-making process concerning the siting and construction of a new regional ice rink to replace the shuttered Metropolis Rink in Canton. Having completed phase one (identifying three potential sites in Canton and one in Norwood, followed by a public comment period […]

Supt outlines action plan after fountain tests for lead

School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller notified all Galvin Middle School parents and staff last week after a drinking fountain at the school tested for slightly elevated lead levels. The fountain was shut down and removed from service and there are plans for immediate replacement. Three other kitchen faucets — one each at GMS, Canton High […]

Town seeks public input on intersection redesign

Selectmen Mark Porter and Kevin Feeney, along with other town officials, will soon be scheduling the first of three public meetings to gather resident input on a possible redesign of the intersection at Washington and Randolph streets. The three-way intersection, located at the convergence of two high-volume roadways, has long been considered one of Canton’s […]

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