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Classwork pays off as Bulldogs rebound vs. Stoughton

Junior captain Tony Harris had another big game vs. the Black Knights last week. (Mike Barucci photo)

Following an intensive video and classroom session after a disappointing loss to Foxboro, the CHS boys basketball team rebounded with a 70-65 home win over Stoughton last Friday night. The win evened the Bulldogs’ record to 5-5 and kept them in the thick of the playoff race at the midway point of the season. Head […]

Ice rink feasibility hearing set for February 13 at the library

The existing rink location is one of the possible sites identified by the DCR. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Canton selectmen on Tuesday announced the date of the long-awaited public hearing on the South Shore Ice Rink feasibility study, which will ultimately decide the fate of Canton’s Metropolis Rink. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host the meeting on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the […]

Girls hoop rides big 4th quarter to win vs. Sharon

Down by 11 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the CHS girls basketball team rallied to beat Sharon 60-54 last week for its second win of the season. The win was Canton’s first against a league opponent and brought the girls’ record to 2-6 overall. Despite committing 25 turnovers, the lady Bulldogs were able […]

BOS chair, Rec director announce plans to step down

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

In a span of just four days, town officials learned of the surprise impending departures of two top municipal leaders: Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr and Parks and Recreation Director Janet Maguire. On Friday, January 6, Maguire tendered her resignation effective January 20 after accepting an offer to become the assistant head softball coach at Cornell […]

Hannah Link paces CHS indoor track team in loss to Sharon

Both CHS indoor track teams are still looking for their first meet win after falling to Sharon last Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. The girls lost to the Eagles 71-29 and the boys lost 80-19 as both teams fell to 0-3 on the season. For the girls team, senior Hannah Link […]

Boys hoop erupts for 84 in memorable 1st win

CHS boys basketball coach Ryan Gordy has said repeatedly that he needs other players to step up and take some of the scoring load off top players Tony Harris and Devin Foster, and the team answered the call in a big way last Thursday at Middleboro. Losers of three straight to open the season, the […]

CAASA to open info and drop-in centers

town hall

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is working with Town Hall, the Council on Aging, Canton Public Library, and the Parks & Recreation, Health, Police, and Fire-Rescue departments to place information centers in their locations with substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for the public. CAASA Chairman Nick Pirelli said information centers […]

Pine Street solar farm a ‘windfall’ for Canton

Aerial photo of Canton solar facility on Pine Street

Canton Finance Director Jim Murgia told selectmen Tuesday night that the board’s decision to create a solar facility at the former Pine Street dump has created a massive financial windfall for the town, resulting in hundreds of thousands in electrical savings and millions in additional revenue. In fiscal year 2013, selectmen voted to lease 15 […]

Schools expect to save on full-day kindergarten

In its first year of offering tuition-free, full-day kindergarten to all students in the district, the Canton School Department is operating at a projected surplus and may end up giving a portion of the money back to the town. The surprising news, announced at the December 15 School Committee meeting, comes just seven months after […]

Boys hoop flashes big potential despite 0-2 start

The CHS boys basketball team opened the 2016-17 campaign with back-to-back losses to Hockomock Kelley-Rex opponents Attleboro and Mansfield, but Bulldog head coach Ryan Gordy is still quite excited about the growth of the team. In last Tuesday’s opener at Attleboro, Canton hung tough before bowing out at the end 64-55. The Bulldogs also kept […]

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