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Canton’s July 4th road race celebrates 50 years

Joe DeFelice (far left) has started every July 4th road race since the race's inception in 1968.

In 1967-68, Joe DeFelice was a young member of the Planning Board and a local sportswriter. He met with then acting Recreation Commissioner Russ Kidd and the conversation between the two included the start of a slow-pitch Canton Men’s Softball League and a July 4th road race. No other nearby communities had a local road […]

Canton Legion team spoils Braintree’s perfect start

With a 7-2 record and a win last week over previously unbeaten Braintree, the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team is off to a great start. It’s not one player excelling but the entire squad made up of Canton, Sharon, and Stoughton players chipping in with key hits, defensive plays, or helping out on […]

Parents’ pick: 8th grade to Rodman, preK to elementary

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It’s still early in the planning process, but an informal poll of parents attending a public hearing on a new school facilities master plan favored a new grade configuration that would have pre-kindergarten through grade 4 students at each of the elementary schools; grades 5-7 at the Galvin Middle School; grade 8 students at a […]

Canton A’s climb back to .500 with 3-1 week

The Canton A’s evened their record at 8-8 and are right in the thick of a playoff chase after winning three of four games in Cranberry Baseball League action last week. The A’s defeated Quincy 11-8 last week and swept Whitman on the road on Sunday, 8-0 and 6-1. In all three wins, the A’s […]

Facilities plan offers options to reconfigure schools

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A private facilities planning firm has recommended three options to the School Committee that involve new grade configurations, including a plan to relocate Canton’s eighth graders to the Rodman building in front of CHS. All three options will be explained to the public at a meeting Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. […]

News Notes: Police charge 2 in Bank of Canton robbery

Police arrested two suspects in connection with a Bank of Canton robbery that occurred on Monday, June 12, around 4 p.m. at the bank’s Route 138 branch, located at 259 Turnpike Street. Arrested on bank robbery charges were Joseph Parella of Norwood and Kimberly Ginewicz of Malden. Police received a 911 call and responding officers […]

News Notes: CPD to launch ‘positive ticket’ campaign

Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and Lt. Charles Rae have announced a new community outreach initiative that the CPD will be piloting this summer. In an effort to promote positive reinforcement, officers will be on the lookout for citizens doing good deeds and will be issuing a ‘positive ticket,’ along with a gift card to one […]

BOS to decide on water/sewer rate hikes

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Water and sewer costs are likely to increase almost 6 percent for the next fiscal year after a recommendation put forth Tuesday night to selectmen and the Water/Sewer Rate and Policy Committee. Consultant Doug Gardner, president of Pioneer Consulting Group, who has advised the town on utility rates for the past several years, said last […]

Wilkinson, Hartnett shine in baseball win vs. Sharon

Junior pitcher Rob Wilkinson has been dominant on the mound in his last several outings. (Mike Barucci photo)

Junior pitcher Robbie Wilkinson scattered eight hits and limited Sharon batters to one run as the CHS baseball team won its fifth game with a 7-1 victory over the Eagles last week. This marked the third consecutive start that Wilkinson has allowed one run or less and he is now among the leaders in the […]

School Committee approves assistant supt. position

The Canton School Committee met last Thursday, May 18, to approve a new but temporary assistant superintendent of special projects position. The school operating budget for the next fiscal year (FY18), approved at the May town meeting, included funding for a new director of elementary curriculum and instruction. However, School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller said […]

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