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Trooper with local ties stands up to Mass. State Police

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The head of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly retired on Friday and the state attorney general’s office has launched an investigation following an explosive allegation of special treatment and possible conspiracy in a case involving a judge’s daughter and a young state trooper who was reportedly just trying to do the right thing. Trooper Ryan […]

Selectmen OK RFP for Revere Heritage restaurant

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night approved a Request for Proposals (RFP) prepared by the Paul Revere Heritage Commission to seek out a private company with an interest in siting a restaurant at one of the historic buildings on the Revere Street site. Former Selectman Victor Del Vecchio and a member of the […]

CHS raises nearly $10K for new stage lights

L-R: CHS Principal Derek Folan, Drama Club Advisor Katie Brobst, Bank of Canton Assistant Manager Mary Czyras, Drama Club President Kimmie Wong, Bank of Canton Branch Manager Geri Ryan, Drama Club VP Tyler Czyras, Drama Club Secretary Amanda Romano, and Drama Club Treasurer Jake Sockett

Canton High School recently unveiled a new LED stage lighting system, funded largely by $2,500 donations from Bank of Canton, MusicCounts! and the CHS Alumni Association. Two anonymous parents donated the remaining funds. The new LED units were installed in the CHS auditorium earlier this month and will be used to light the CHS Drama […]

Decision looming on fate of Canton zipline park

A contentious legal battle over the future of TreeTop Adventures — Canton’s popular new outdoor zipline park located on property owned by the Irish Cultural Centre — could be decided as soon as the middle of next month after the town’s zoning board heard arguments from both sides of the issue at an appeal hearing […]

4 Canton firefighters to receive state ‘Firefighter of the Year’ awards

Four Canton firefighters will be honored as Firefighters of the Year at the state Department of Fire Services’ 28th annual awards ceremony November 21 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The four honorees include Fire Captain Wendell Robery and firefighters Jeffery O’Brien, Jonathan Buckley, and Keith Flavin. Nominated by Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, the men […]

Canton’s First Parish celebrates 300-year milestone

Rep. Bill Galvin and Senator Walter Timilty present a state resolution to Rev. Roger Peltier as 'Paul Revere' looks on. (Jay Turner photo)

History came alive at Canton’s oldest church on Saturday as First Parish Unitarian-Universalist marked its 300th anniversary with a town-wide celebration on the parish green. Held on a picture-perfect day under bright blue skies, the event featured a “living timeline” exhibit, narrated tours, games and activities for children, a live outdoor concert, and presentations from […]

School officials encouraged by Next-Gen MCAS results


The first results of the newly updated MCAS tests from last spring were released to the School Committee by School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller and her administrative staff on Thursday night, October 26. While the state Department of Education said the 2017 MCAS test is not comparable to the 2016 test, there were still some […]

Rejuvenated Comm. Club aims to be a go-to resource

The Community Club of Canton was founded in 1912 with the mission to unite all women of Canton in fellowship and service to the end that the highest interest of the town may be served. One of the earliest projects that the original members engaged in was to bring a hot lunch to the town’s […]

Canton High performers win prestigious theatre awards

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After last year’s stunning success of Hairspray, two CHS actors and the hair and makeup crew went on to win MET awards — a competition entered by over 60 high schools and middle schools throughout Boston and surrounding areas. Antonino Ruggeri, who is now attending Emerson College, won the award for Best Leading Actor for […]

CHS students raise thousands to help fight cancer

Fifteen years ago, Ed Amico decided to participate in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The director of the Career Education and Community Service program and a guidance counselor at Canton High School, Amico had several reasons to get involved. “One of my family members had cancer,” he said. “I thought […]

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