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NepRWA seeks volunteers for annual 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 […]

Residents offer solutions for Randolph at Washington

Nearly everyone is in agreement that the intersection of Washington and Randolph streets is a major traffic bottleneck and also a potential danger to pedestrians and cyclists. On Monday night, a group of 25 residents and town officials began a journey of suggesting traffic solutions for the troubled intersection. It appears from the meeting that […]

School Committee seeks public input on FY18 budget

The Canton School Committee remains undecided on the level of operating funds to pursue for fiscal year 2018 and is looking for public input at its upcoming budget hearing. The hearing is set for tonight, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the CHS Learning Distance Lab, and school officials will need to decide whether to […]

Canton voters pick Connolly, Theodore in 4-way Board of Selectmen race

Chris Connolly, Tom Shaughnessy, Bob Sykes, Lyle Channing, Rickie Eckler, and Eileen Magee hold signs in front of the Rodman building on Election Day on Tuesday, April 4. (Michelle Stark photo)

It was a night for the newcomers as Canton voters welcomed two more fresh faces — Chris Connolly and Tom Theodore — to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday in a closely followed and highly anticipated 2017 town election. Connolly, a former two-term Planning Board member, was the night’s big winner in the four-way BOS […]

Historical Society presents Clara Barton

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The Canton Historical Society invites the public to a performance featuring Sheryl Faye, a historical re-enactor who will present a living history portrayal of Clara Barton. This event will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. Faye’s “Historical Women” performance series highlights the profound positive impact women have […]

MassDOT announces new plans for South Coast Rail

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Canton to get a reprieve if interim route adopted On March 15, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it would be pursuing a new phased approach to the South Coast Rail project aimed at bringing rail service to the South Coast on a shorter timeline. Under the latest proposal, which is outlined in a […]

Public input sought for future school space needs

Canton school leaders have begun studying in earnest the findings of a private architectural firm that was hired to examine current and future school building needs, and the project has advanced to the public input phase. Representatives from Dore & Whittier Architects will present its latest findings to the public on Wednesday, April 5, at […]

Selectmen okay temporary solution for Reservoir dam

Selectmen hope to raise the level of Reservoir Pond in the coming weeks with the assistance of the DPW and a private engineering firm. The work will cost approximately $20,000 and selectmen authorized the expenditure from one of their mitigation accounts. The DPW will perform the work to save the town additional costs. The project […]

BOS picks Raynham director to lead Parks & Rec

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday chose current Raynham Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Francis as Canton’s new Parks and Recreation director out of a pool of three finalists. Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said it was a very difficult decision among what he described as three very qualified candidates, including Nick Pirelli, Canton’s assistant […]

School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget

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The Canton public school system remains a high-performing district, but performance has been slipping and Canton has begun to fall behind many of its neighboring towns, particularly when it comes to per-pupil spending. That, in a nutshell, was the message that school leaders attempted to hammer home during its presentation to the Finance Committee last […]

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