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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

More than 2 years have passed since the roof collapsed at Metropolis Skating Rink. (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 […]

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

More than 2 years have passed since the roof collapsed at Metropolis Skating Rink. (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 […]

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