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Apartment clubhouse uninhabitable after major fire

A heavy fire, believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials, substantially damaged a clubhouse at the Blue Hill Village Apartments last week. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, the Fire Department received an alarm and 911 call from a resident reporting a building fire at 735 Randolph Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found […]

Town buildings study identifies structural deficiencies

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Selectmen received the town buildings assessment report with a recommendation to spend an estimated $34 million over 10 years to bring all 20 buildings up to code and in good internal and external condition. Four structural deficiencies were noted by the architectural firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis, with the most serious identified at the former […]

Shawmut Road building evacuated due to gas leak

A commercial building at 65 Shawmut Road that houses several businesses was temporarily evacuated following a rooftop gas leak last Wednesday, April 19. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters found a displaced HVAC unit and shut off the gas until the gas company arrived to make repairs. Firefighters responded at 12:41 p.m. and left the […]

NepRWA seeks volunteers for Neponset River Cleanup

Volunteers pull debris from the Neponset River during last year’s cleanup event. (NepRWA photo)

Join the Neponset River Watershed Association and the Department of Conservation and Recreation on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon for the annual Neponset River Cleanup. The river cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, a statewide volunteer service day. Last year, over 200 people volunteered their time at the cleanup and […]

PR builders eye approvals for new road, bridge

It’s been a slow and steady crawl for the developers of the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment effort following the landmark rezoning of the property nearly two years ago. But the pace of construction may soon quicken considerably with the arrival of warmer weather and the expected completion of another key permitting phase. As it stands, the […]

Fire at Orchard Cove displaces 12 residents

No injuries were reported, but a stovetop kitchen fire within an Orchard Cove residential unit caused an estimated $150,000 in damages and initially displaced 12 residents on Saturday, April 15. Orchard Cove reported to the Fire Department on Tuesday that 10 units were reoccupied the day after the fire and two residents were still displaced. […]

Town-wide fundraiser for Madi a big success

On Friday, April 7, the Hansen Elementary School teachers, spearheaded by physical education teacher Andrea Moore, held a town-wide fundraising event for Madi Bergstrom and her family. A second grader at the Hansen, Madi has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This is the third time she is battling this cancer. Over 260 students from […]

Residents offer solutions for Randolph at Washington

Nearly everyone is in agreement that the intersection of Washington and Randolph streets is a major traffic bottleneck and also a potential danger to pedestrians and cyclists. On Monday night, a group of 25 residents and town officials began a journey of suggesting traffic solutions for the troubled intersection. It appears from the meeting that […]

School Committee seeks public input on FY18 budget

The Canton School Committee remains undecided on the level of operating funds to pursue for fiscal year 2018 and is looking for public input at its upcoming budget hearing. The hearing is set for tonight, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the CHS Learning Distance Lab, and school officials will need to decide whether to […]

Canton voters pick Connolly, Theodore in 4-way Board of Selectmen race

Chris Connolly, Tom Shaughnessy, Bob Sykes, Lyle Channing, Rickie Eckler, and Eileen Magee hold signs in front of the Rodman building on Election Day on Tuesday, April 4. (Michelle Stark photo)

It was a night for the newcomers as Canton voters welcomed two more fresh faces — Chris Connolly and Tom Theodore — to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday in a closely followed and highly anticipated 2017 town election. Connolly, a former two-term Planning Board member, was the night’s big winner in the four-way BOS […]

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