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School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget


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 […]

DCR outlines next steps in rink study process

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has released the next steps in its decision-making process concerning the siting and construction of a new regional ice rink to replace the shuttered Metropolis Rink in Canton. Having completed phase one (identifying three potential sites in Canton and one in Norwood, followed by a public comment period […]

GMS closes out Pawsitivity Week with Ryan’s Story

When John Halligan was a senior in high school, his art teacher walked into class one morning with tears in her eyes. She told the class that she had just learned that a former student had committed suicide. She then added something that Halligan has always remembered. “She said, ‘Don’t ever forget this. You can always turn […]

Canton Community Band honors roots with free public concerts

The Canton Community Band performs throughout the year at concerts, parades, and other community programs.

Canton’s longest-playing community band, the Canton Community Band, will honor its roots with a pair of free, public performances featuring music by New England composers. The concerts, titled “Heritage of the Community Band,” will be held on Thursday, March 23, at the Canton Public Library and Thursday, April 6, at the Congregational Church of Mansfield. […]

Supt outlines action plan after fountain tests for lead

School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller notified all Galvin Middle School parents and staff last week after a drinking fountain at the school tested for slightly elevated lead levels. The fountain was shut down and removed from service and there are plans for immediate replacement. Three other kitchen faucets — one each at GMS, Canton High […]

New report questions costs, need for pipeline project

Pipeline opponents make their way down Sherman Street to the Canton Public Library. (Jay Turner photo)

The costs of the proposed Access Northeast gas pipeline expansion project would be more than double what project sponsors claim — $6.6 billion versus the projected $3.2 billion — according to a new report by Synapse Energy Economics. The report, which project proponents contend is flawed and misleading, also projects a 27 percent reduction in […]

Town seeks public input on intersection redesign

Selectmen Mark Porter and Kevin Feeney, along with other town officials, will soon be scheduling the first of three public meetings to gather resident input on a possible redesign of the intersection at Washington and Randolph streets. The three-way intersection, located at the convergence of two high-volume roadways, has long been considered one of Canton’s […]

BOS sends letter to state urging support for Canton rink

Selectmen called a special meeting on Monday afternoon, February 27, to draft an official letter to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy outlining the town’s argument on why it should receive state approval for a new regional ice rink in Canton. (Read the full text of the letter here) Selectmen met Monday […]

Annual Blue Hills Winter Fest set for February 28

Denny Swenson, president of the Friends of the Blue Hills, presents Rick Sampson, owner of Queen Anne’s Restaurant and Catering in Canton, with his fourth consecutive People’s Choice Award at last year’s ‘Battle of the Blue Hills Chili Cook-Off.’

The Friends of the Blue Hills will be hosting their annual Winter Fest on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski, 4001 Washington Street in Canton. For those hoping to get some winter exercise, there will be downhill skiing and a guided night hike under the lights. There will be plenty of […]

GMS students shine at MathCounts competition


In an unprecedented performance, students from the Galvin Middle School in Canton swept the most coveted awards at this year’s MathCounts Metrosouth Chapter Competition held at the Sage School in Foxboro. The competition attracted 11 schools and 85 mathletes, including teams from Sharon, Milton Academy, Derby Academy, Westwood, Braintree, Foxboro, and Walpole. Representing Canton at […]

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