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BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

Police respond to 2 incidents at Whitman Rd. picket line

Canton police responded to two separate incidents earlier this week at the same location on Whitman Road (off Route 138), where the local teamsters union was picketing outside Independent Pipe. The first incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Monday, August 7, and involved a case of trespassing by one of the picketers. According to Police […]

Newhouse Waterfront Community Day a big success

L-R: Parks & Rec. Deputy Director Nick Pirelli, Selectman Tom Theodore, and Playground & Recreation Commission Chairman John McCourt

It was a day of hard work and camaraderie as residents and town officials gathered at the Earl Newhouse Waterfront on Saturday for the inaugural Earl Newhouse Waterfront Community Day. Organized by Selectman Tom Theodore and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Task Force, the event was deemed an “incredible success” by the Canton Parks & Recreation […]

Around the Park: Summer Camp Highlights

Francesca C. holds a snake from Creature Teachers in the Blast-Off program. (Photo courtesy of Canton Parks & Rec)

Below is the latest installment of “Around the Park,” a weekly recap of summer camp offerings submitted by the Canton Parks & Recreation Department. On Wednesday, August 9, don’t miss our weekly summer concert featuring The Infractions!

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Police following leads in home invasion probe

Police reported no arrests as of July 25 but continue to follow different leads in an investigation into a home invasion on Arboretum Way that occurred last Tuesday morning, July 18. Police determined that three suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), forcibly entered the residence of an elderly […]

Launch of Dedham St. construction highlights busy roadwork season

Rendering of the new I-95 off-ramp (on right) and existing I-95 on-ramp (Source: MassDOT)

The start of a major infrastructure improvement project on Dedham Street, the final phase of a gas main replacement program on Washington Street, and a series of town paving projects are all on the docket in what is shaping up to be another busy summer construction season across the town of Canton. All three major […]

Police probe home invasion; solve robbery case

Canton police continue to search for suspects in a daytime home invasion on Arboretum Way on Tuesday that left an elderly resident hospitalized with “serious but non-life-threatening” head injuries. Police responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and determined that the suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), had […]

Timilty announces funding for Trailside, CAASA


Senator Walter F. Timilty last week announced the successful passage of FY18 budget amendments that will help fund the operations of two local organizations: Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA). Trailside Museum will receive $250,000 in FY18 to cover operating costs, strengthening its ability to serve as a gateway […]

Ponkapoag Civic OK’d for more one-day licenses

Noting a better spirit of cooperation between neighbors and the Ponkapoag Civic Association, selectmen on Tuesday night unanimously approved eight additional one-day licenses to serve alcoholic beverages at the Civic’s outdoor patio and picnic area from 4-8 p.m. Earlier this year, the board approved eight initial one-day licenses for June and July as part of […]

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