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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 […]

BOS sends letter to state urging support for Canton rink

Selectmen called a special meeting on Monday afternoon, February 27, to draft an official letter to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy outlining the town’s argument on why it should receive state approval for a new regional ice rink in Canton. (Read the full text of the letter here) Selectmen met Monday […]

CHS indoor track teams end season at D4 meet

Several members of the CHS boys and girls indoor track team qualified for the Division 4 Indoor Track & Field Championships by virtue of individual and relay performances during the season. The highest finishers were Muhammad Sambo, who placed eighth overall in the boys 300m (37:14); Hannah Link, who took 10th in the girls 300m […]

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 […]

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