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News Notes: Man charged for leaving dogs in car

A Brookline man will be summoned to court to face animal cruelty charges after he was twice reported for leaving his dogs locked in a car in sub-freezing temperatures on Sunday, January 7. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said residents called police when they spotted the dogs locked in the car at the library and […]

Town revises ’18 ballot after school board resignation

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Another elected office will be up for grabs in the upcoming April town election following the surprise resignation of veteran School Committee member John Bonnanzio last week. Bonnanzio, who has served the board for a total of 12 years across two separate stints, tendered his resignation in a letter to the town clerk’s office dated […]

Year in Review Excerpt: A Look Back at 2017

Supporters hold political signs during the April 2017 town election. (Michelle Stark photo)

The following is an excerpt from the Canton Citizen’s 2017 year in review. Check out this week’s paper for a look back at some of the other top stories of 2017, including corruption scandals with Canton ties, CAASA’s substance abuse prevention efforts, and much more. Voters opt for fresh faces in memorable town election After a […]

Police investigating New Year’s Eve home invasion

Canton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three possible suspects in a reported home invasion with shots fired that occurred on New Year’s Eve shortly before midnight. The incident took place at a townhouse on Bay Drive. Police initially responded to a call for shots fired at the Avalon apartments on Randolph Street, […]

CFD issues cold weather alert, offers safety tips

The Canton Fire Department and Fire Chief Charles Doody, who also serves as the town’s emergency management director, issued the following alert to residents in light of the dangerously low temperatures forecasted for this week and beyond: “CFD is urging residents to take precautions during this period of extreme cold weather. Stay indoors if you […]

Recreation in focus with FY 2019 CPA projects

The Paul Revere Heritage Site stands to benefit from additional CPA monies. (Jay Turner photo)

Four separate recreation projects, a series of infrastructure improvements at the Paul Revere Heritage Park, and additional upgrades at the Rubin Court housing complex will all be in line for some form of Community Preservation Act funding in FY 2019 in what is shaping up to be another strong year for CPA spending in Canton. […]

Town Clerk announces town election deadlines

Town Clerk Tracy Kenney has announced that nomination papers for the 2018 annual town election, to be held on April 3, will be available in the Town Clerk’s office beginning Monday, January 8, at 9 a.m. The deadline to obtain nomination papers is Friday, February 9, at 5 p.m. Those seeking office in the election […]

CHS awarded Level 1 MCAS designation

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Canton High School recently celebrated a significant milestone achievement as it was promoted to Level 1 status as determined by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awards each school an accountability level from 1-5 based on MCAS performance and progress on “gap-narrowing goals,” and this marks the first time that CHS has […]

Residents offer harsh critique of TreeTop zoning saga

Frustrations over the town’s handling of the TreeTop Adventures zoning saga bubbled to the surface at a ZBA hearing last week as residents of Ward Well Road and other concerned citizens were given a chance to clear the air following a contentious, two-year dispute over the zip-line park’s permitting and location. Opened in June 2016 […]

Town celebrates Chanukah with menorah lighting

Local residents gather in front of ARCH Orthodontics for a menorah-lighting ceremony. (Moira Sweetland photo)

The brightness of the Chanukah lights brought warmth to the crowd gathered for this year’s Canton community menorah-lighting ceremony — despite Saturday evening’s 20-degree temperature and 10-degree wind chill factor. The annual event, organized by Rabbi Mendy and Rivka Horowitz of the Chai Center of Canton, marks the joyous eight-day holiday of Chanukah, which has been […]

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