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CHS Rain Barrel Project: A Beautiful Way to Conserve Water

CHS art students work on the Rain Barrel Project under the guidance of teacher Michelle Mendez.

Students in Michelle Mendez’s drawing and painting class at Canton High School are creating beautiful artwork — on rain barrels! Thanks to a partnership between Canton High School and the Neponset River Watershed Association, and a grant from the Canton Cultural Council, Ms. Mendez’s students have an opportunity to mix art with water conservation. The […]

Canton High alumna speaks at Asperger/Autism Gala

Kelsey Oates with her cousin Katie Ryan, her mother, Kathy Oates, and father, Bob Oates

Canton resident Kelsey Oates took the stage at The Asperger/Autism Network’s annual gala, Coming of Age: Transforming the Future, last month to talk about her experience with Asperger’s and finding AANE. Diagnosed at 24, Oates found herself hurled into the diverse, vibrant, and sometimes confusing world of Asperger’s Syndrome. Some with her diagnosis have attended […]

Town meeting pegs Reebok HQ as Priority Development Site

Town meeting voters on Monday night approved the Reebok parcel as Canton’s newest 43D Priority Development Site — a powerful state economic development tool and one that the town has used successfully on several past occasions. On the advice of Gene Manning, chairman of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and someone who has sheparded many […]

Apartment clubhouse uninhabitable after major fire

A heavy fire, believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials, substantially damaged a clubhouse at the Blue Hill Village Apartments last week. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, the Fire Department received an alarm and 911 call from a resident reporting a building fire at 735 Randolph Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found […]

Town buildings study identifies structural deficiencies

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Selectmen received the town buildings assessment report with a recommendation to spend an estimated $34 million over 10 years to bring all 20 buildings up to code and in good internal and external condition. Four structural deficiencies were noted by the architectural firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis, with the most serious identified at the former […]

Shawmut Road building evacuated due to gas leak

A commercial building at 65 Shawmut Road that houses several businesses was temporarily evacuated following a rooftop gas leak last Wednesday, April 19. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters found a displaced HVAC unit and shut off the gas until the gas company arrived to make repairs. Firefighters responded at 12:41 p.m. and left the […]

NepRWA seeks volunteers for Neponset River Cleanup

Volunteers pull debris from the Neponset River during last year’s cleanup event. (NepRWA photo)

Join the Neponset River Watershed Association and the Department of Conservation and Recreation on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon for the annual Neponset River Cleanup. The river cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, a statewide volunteer service day. Last year, over 200 people volunteered their time at the cleanup and […]

PR builders eye approvals for new road, bridge

It’s been a slow and steady crawl for the developers of the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment effort following the landmark rezoning of the property nearly two years ago. But the pace of construction may soon quicken considerably with the arrival of warmer weather and the expected completion of another key permitting phase. As it stands, the […]

Fire at Orchard Cove displaces 12 residents

No injuries were reported, but a stovetop kitchen fire within an Orchard Cove residential unit caused an estimated $150,000 in damages and initially displaced 12 residents on Saturday, April 15. Orchard Cove reported to the Fire Department on Tuesday that 10 units were reoccupied the day after the fire and two residents were still displaced. […]

Town-wide fundraiser for Madi a big success

On Friday, April 7, the Hansen Elementary School teachers, spearheaded by physical education teacher Andrea Moore, held a town-wide fundraising event for Madi Bergstrom and her family. A second grader at the Hansen, Madi has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This is the third time she is battling this cancer. Over 260 students from […]

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