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4 Canton firefighters to receive state ‘Firefighter of the Year’ awards

Four Canton firefighters will be honored as Firefighters of the Year at the state Department of Fire Services’ 28th annual awards ceremony November 21 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The four honorees include Fire Captain Wendell Robery and firefighters Jeffery O’Brien, Jonathan Buckley, and Keith Flavin. Nominated by Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, the men […]

School officials encouraged by Next-Gen MCAS results

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The first results of the newly updated MCAS tests from last spring were released to the School Committee by School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller and her administrative staff on Thursday night, October 26. While the state Department of Education said the 2017 MCAS test is not comparable to the 2016 test, there were still some […]

Resurgent girls soccer qualifies for postseason

Senior Lilah Sullivan (Mike Barucci photo)

With a surging offense and strong two-way play, the CHS girls soccer team has qualified for the MIAA south sectional tournament with an overall record of 8-5-2. Last week, the lady Bulldogs picked up two more league wins — 3-0 over Milford and 4-2 versus Sharon — to climb into a tie with Foxboro for […]

Golfers claim Hock title, finish 5th at sectionals

L-R: Jack Goyetch, Danny Powers and Joey Vaughan celebrate their Hockomock Championship victory.

After capturing their first Davenport Division title and second consecutive Hockomock League Championship victory, the Canton High varsity golfers traveled with high hopes to Easton Country Club on Monday to compete in the Division 2 south sectional tournament. In the end, the Bulldogs came up just a few strokes short in the team competition, placing […]

Arrests made in car wash armed robbery case

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz announced the arrests of two men in connection with an armed robbery at Prestige Car Wash and Gas on Turnpike Street last week. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, and an ensuing investigation led to the arrest of Fernando Quade, 21, of Canton, and Reginald Boiteux, […]

Ragusa runs wild as CHS football trounces Sharon

Senior captain Alec Ragusa led the Bulldogs' rushing attack with 153 yards and 2 TDs. (Mike Barucci photo)

During the last few seasons, playing Sharon, especially on the road, has been what CHS head football coach Dave Bohane described as a “house of horrors.” Eagle head coach Dave Morse devised a defense which at times surprised and shut down the Canton offense, most notably two years ago when the Bulldogs were driving toward […]

Rez status in limbo over historical records question

A view of Reservoir Pond courtesy of George T. Comeau

Selectmen are hoping that a legislative conference call involving state Rep. Bill Galvin, state Senator Walter Timilty, other legislative staffers, and Town Counsel Paul DeRensis can help resolve a historical records question barring approval of Canton’s request for Reservoir Pond to be delisted as a Great Pond. An unnamed legislative attorney is recommending to the […]

FinCom to split cost of school feasibility study

The Canton Finance Committee has agreed to split the cost of a feasibility study that will help to determine some of the key components of the Canton Public Schools’ facilities master plan and associated grade reorganization proposal. The landmark plan, approved by the School Committee last month, calls for a series of renovations and a […]

Goyetch leads CHS golfers to brink of division title

Senior captain Jack Goyetch has been the match medalist for the Bulldogs' past 4 victories. (Mike Barucci photo)

Senior captain Jack Goyetch carded two rounds under par and the Canton High golf team notched three more wins in a three-day span last week to remain unbeaten on the season at 8-0 overall. Just past the halfway point of the fall campaign, the Bulldogs entered this week needing only one more victory to clinch […]

Police arrest suspect in July home invasion case

Canton police announced a major development in the investigation of a July 18 home invasion on Arboretum Way. On Thursday, October 5, Canton and Milton police, along with members of the Boston Police Department Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, arrested Eriberto Genao, 22, of Mattapan. He is one of several suspects wanted in connection with the […]

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