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Police/Fire News Notes: Package thefts, winter storm impacts and more

Residents report stolen packages to police Due to the rise in online purchasing, many local communities have seen an increase in thefts of packages at front doors and on porches. Canton police have received several such calls this week. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty suggested that residents request that the packages be delivered to an […]

Traffic light proposed for Randolph St. at Washington

Town officials are looking at options to alleviate congestion at the Randolph/Washington St. intersection. (Michelle Stark photo)

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) issued its top two recommendations this week for solving the traffic bottleneck at the Washington-Randolph Street intersection. Both recommendations involve the installation of a traffic signal that could be timed for on-peak and off-peak travel. The first plan calls for installing a traffic light at the intersection and […]

Holly Daze celebration returns to Bradley Estate

The formal gardens at the Bradley Estate are decked out for the holidays during last year's 'Holly Daze' celebration. (Michelle Stark photo)

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends! This year, visit the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate for things to do in the holiday spirit! Below is a list of what we have planned at the Bradley Estate. For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org/thingstodo and enter “Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate” and event date, or search on the specific […]

Clarke Schools celebrates 150th anniversary

Clarke alumna Kayleigh Verlicco and Clarke Boston Director Barbara Hecht receive state citations from Senator Walter Timilty and Joanne Tierney from Rep. Bill Galvin’s office.

State legislators, Boston University graduate students, and local business representatives were among visitors from around the greater Boston area to attend an open house at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Canton on November 15. They had the chance to tour the campus, which is celebrating Clarke’s 150th anniversary this year, and to observe […]

Gifts of local history available at Historical Society

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Visit the Canton Historical Society during their open house on the next three Sundays in December from 1-4 p.m. and pick up a holiday gift of Canton history for a friend or family member. Items available for purchase include limited edition lithographs of the Canton Viaduct, old maps of the town, several books by local […]

BHRTS renovation project achieves key milestone

The long-awaited school renovation project at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton took a critical step forward on November 13, announced Superintendent James Quaglia. As of that date, all of the school’s nine district towns, including Canton

Canton zip-line park announces plan to relocate

Dillon Anderson, 16, tests out one of the trails during Friends & Family Day on Friday, June 1. (Michelle Stark photo)

Embroiled in a zoning dispute with their neighbors and faced with the prospect of shutting down operations after a successful first year and a half of business, the owners of a Canton-based outdoor adventure park have come up with a new plan that they believe could be a win for all sides. Working in conjunction […]

Homeowners to see slight increase in FY18 tax bills

An average Canton homeowner’s tax bill will increase by just $2 from fiscal year 2017 to FY 2018. That was one of the key takeaways from the latest tax rate adjustments recommended by the town’s assessors and approved by the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night. The residential tax rate will come down 37 cents from […]

Town enters planning phase to chart course for future

The town of Canton is in the midst of planning for the future needs of the town through the creation of three plans: the Master Plan, the Open Space and Recreation Plan/Comprehensive Trails Master Plan, and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Master Plan. The three plans are in different stages of development, with completion of the […]

Canton EMTs respond to rash of overdose calls

Canton emergency personnel responded to four drug overdose calls in a six-day span last week. Three of the victims were male and one was a female, and in each instance the opiate reversal drug Narcan was successfully administered. In one of the cases, a 45-year-old Canton man was found unresponsive after crashing his vehicle into […]

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