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Library launches photo archive to honor local veterans

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Scanning day set for October 21 The Canton Public Library and the Canton Veterans Services Department have collaborated to honor local heroes by launching an online photo archive, collecting and cataloging images from Canton’s service families past and present. Please help us create a digital archive to remember and honor Canton’s service families. Members who […]

Arrest made in 7-Eleven armed robbery case

A 22-year-old Brockton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven store in Canton Center on Monday, October 2, around 4:45 a.m. Police said the suspect, who has been identified as Abilio Andrade, allegedly held a knife to the clerk’s throat while ordering him to empty the cash […]

Beatles tribute band to perform in Canton

Twist and shout to live Beatles songs, from their early hits through the touring years, with the acclaimed tribute band Studio Two. They will perform on Saturday, October 21, at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham/Temple Beth Am, located at 1301 Washington Street in Canton. A light supper will be served at 7 p.m. “I felt […]

School officials moving full speed ahead with facilities, grade reorganization plan

Only four weeks removed from their historic vote to reconfigure and renovate the Canton school system, members of the School Committee have already begun making the rounds with town officials and various community stakeholders to discuss and explain their long-term plan for the district. To date, school officials have met with a number of school […]

CHS art teacher’s ‘Sherlock Series’ now on exhibit

A Friendly Supper (Oil on Tar Paper) by Michelle C. Mendez

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of Canton High School art instructor Michelle C. Mendez is currently on view at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. The exhibit, entitled “Sherlock Series,” explores variant interpretations of female clichés and stereotypes through a series of darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film […]

BOS, CAASA likely to seek ban on retail pot shops

It appears likely that the Canton Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), will sponsor a 2018 town meeting article prohibiting retail marijuana shops in Canton. Attorney Rich Hucksam of the town counsel’s office informed selectmen on Tuesday night that because the town as a whole voted against the […]

CAASA plans community forum on opioid epidemic

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is sponsoring a community forum on the opioid epidemic to be held on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Canton Public Library. Massachusetts is currently facing an opioid epidemic and Canton is certainly no stranger to this crisis. Understanding the causes and […]

Republican Town Committee recommends 25 mph speed limit

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The Canton Republican Town Committee (CRTC) voted unanimously at its September 5 meeting to recommend that the town of Canton adopt a maximum speed limit of 25 mph on all Canton roads and streets effective immediately. This policy would exclude state roads such as Route 138 and federal highways such as I-95. Members of the […]

Comeau named Blue Hills Civic’s Citizen of the Year

The Blue Hills Civic Association is proud to announce the recipient of its 34th annual Dr. Richard J. Elkort Citizen of the Year Award. This year’s award goes to George T. Comeau, Esq., a lifelong Canton resident with an impressive track record of public service and civic engagement. Comeau began his civic work at the […]

School officials approve landmark reorganization plan

In a historic vote taken at the September 7 School Committee meeting, committee members unanimously endorsed a grade reorganization and school facilities master plan that could potentially affect every building in the Canton public school system. The changes will not

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