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School officials approve landmark reorganization plan

In a historic vote taken at the September 7 School Committee meeting, committee members unanimously endorsed a grade reorganization and school facilities master plan that could potentially affect every building in the Canton public school system. The changes will not

Bulldog football kicks off with Billy Cravens Night

Fundraiser to benefit ALS patients and their families The CHS football team will hold a special pre-game ceremony before Friday night’s season opener against Pentucket Regional High School to honor the memory of the late Billy Cravens Jr. The third annual Billy Cravens Night will raise money for ALS Family Charitable Foundation of Bourne. A […]

Dorchester man arrested after crime spree in Canton

Boston police arrested a Dorchester resident who allegedly broke into homes and vehicles in Canton and Milton and the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Canton last week. According to the official website of the Boston Police Department, the suspect, identified as Daniel Mulholland, 50, was apprehended on Tuesday evening, August 29, after leading officers on a […]

Hannington’s captures Stoughton softball title

(Front row, l-r) Joe Bires, Bill Curry, Manager Bill Murray, Pat Curry, John Driscoll; (back row, l-r) Greg Driscoll, Cory Burtman, Matt Wedge, Greg Lyons, Jon Medeiros, Kevin O’Brien, team sponsor Glen Hannington; (missing from photo) Joe Annunziato. (Photo courtesy of Hannington’s)

The Hannington’s men’s softball team, sponsored by Canton Attorney Glen Hannington, enjoyed a banner first year in the Stoughton Men’s League, finishing at 16-2 overall and winning the league title and then a playoff championship. According to Hannington’s player Greg Lyons, the opening round of the playoffs would prove to be a bit more competitive […]

Police Lt. Sherrill shines at World Police & Fire Games

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Police Lt. Patty Sherrill, a 24-year veteran of the Canton Police Department and mother of two, placed second in the global CrossFit competition at the World Police and Fire Games held last week in Los Angeles. Sherrill finished in a tie for first but lost the tiebreaker and officially came in second. “We could not […]

Schools see spike in new student registrations

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It has been a busy summer for new student registrations with the Canton school system welcoming nearly 90 new enrollees since the last day of school in June, including more than 50 since the last School Committee meeting in mid July. At the most recent School Committee meeting held last Thursday evening, August 17, School […]

Selectmen award contract for waterfront master plan

The Canton Board of Selectmen, in concert with Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, Parks and Recreation Director Liz Francis, and Conservation Agent Cynthia O’Connell, have chosen Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) Inc. of Boston to develop a master plan for the town-owned Earl Newhouse Waterfront Area at Reservoir Pond. The contract is for $48,700, which is […]

New year of ‘study & reflection’ gets underway at CHS

The Canton High School fall sports season gets underway this week and next with football practice kicking off August 18, followed by tryouts and practices for most other teams next Tuesday, August 24. All of the CHS fall varsity coaches are returning this season. In fact, CHS Athletic Director Danny Erickson said at this point […]

Post 24 celebrates memorable summer season

Coach Walter Mann with Mike McMahon, recipient of the Bob Brown Award (Mike Berger photo)

Celebrating the most successful summer season in the modern era, the coaches of the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team presented four special awards at a recent season-ending banquet. This year’s senior Legion team made it all the way to the District 6 semifinals, where they lost to a very good Quincy team 10-9 […]

BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

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