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Facilities plan offers options to reconfigure Canton 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 […]

‘Game-changing’ CHS Class of ’17 completes high school journey

Valedictorian Dasol Lee addresses the CHS Class of 2017. (Mike Barucci photo)

This story appears in the Canton Citizen’s annual graduation issue, available now on newsstands. The rains stayed away and the skies above were bold and dream-like as the 217 members of the Canton High School Class of 2017 marked the end of their high school journeys in an emotional and reflective commencement ceremony on the […]

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 […]

Local Jimmy Fund Walk team to host Trivia Night

Support finding a cure for cancer one trivia question at a time! On Friday, June 16, the Steps for Life team will hold its third annual Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund for cancer research. The event will be held at the Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street […]

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 […]

CAASA reaffirms opposition to marijuana sales

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) has reaffirmed its decision to support a ballot question that would prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in Canton, following in line with the towns of Norwood and Stoughton, who have already passed the prohibition. Police Chief Ken Berkowitz will be advising selectmen of the CAASA position and ask […]

Canton Writes honors ’17 winners at awards night

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Canton Writes, the town-wide writing contest, announced the 2017 winners at an awards night at the Canton Public Library on Thursday, May 4. All of the nearly 100 entries are published, with the authors’ permission, in the Canton Writes book, which is now available at the front desk of the library for $10. Winners also […]

Neighboring temple completes ‘journey to a new beginning’

The combined choirs of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Abraham sing “Light one Candle,” accompanied by Aaron Barcelo. (Michelle Stark photo)

This past Sunday, May 21, marked an emotional and historic milestone for two area Jewish congregations as Temple Beth Abraham in Canton formally welcomed the members of Temple Beth Am in Randolph to its synagogue on Washington Street. Although not yet a formal merger, the relocation of the Randolph temple was made official around 4 […]

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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