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School officials approve landmark reorganization plan

In a historic vote taken at the September 7 School Committee meeting, committee members unanimously endorsed a grade reorganization and school facilities master plan that could potentially affect every building in the Canton public school system. The changes will not

Celebration of Life event remembers overdose victims

CAASA member Harriet Burak speaks about her son Michael during last week's Celebration of Life event. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 people, including local officials, first responders, and Canton High School students, gathered on the lawn in front of the Canton Senior Center last Thursday evening for a Celebration of Life event in memory of those lost to drug overdose. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every August 31 […]

Annual Canton Road Race returns with new venue, presenting sponsor

The 13th annual Canton Road Race will take place on Sunday, September 24, at 12 noon with a new course route but the same goal of raising funds to support local charities and community groups. The race is presented by City of Boston Credit Union, which is stepping up to take over from Reebok. Stephen […]

Dorchester man arrested after crime spree in Canton

Boston police arrested a Dorchester resident who allegedly broke into homes and vehicles in Canton and Milton and the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Canton last week. According to the official website of the Boston Police Department, the suspect, identified as Daniel Mulholland, 50, was apprehended on Tuesday evening, August 29, after leading officers on a […]

Library announces Oscar movie series

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The Canton Public Library is kicking off a new Oscar movie series this month, featuring weekly screenings of some of the films that were nominated for Academy Awards in 2017. The series gets underway on Tuesday evening, September 12, with Lion, a biographical film starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. Directed […]

Schools see spike in new student registrations

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It has been a busy summer for new student registrations with the Canton school system welcoming nearly 90 new enrollees since the last day of school in June, including more than 50 since the last School Committee meeting in mid July. At the most recent School Committee meeting held last Thursday evening, August 17, School […]

Selectmen award contract for waterfront master plan

The Canton Board of Selectmen, in concert with Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, Parks and Recreation Director Liz Francis, and Conservation Agent Cynthia O’Connell, have chosen Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) Inc. of Boston to develop a master plan for the town-owned Earl Newhouse Waterfront Area at Reservoir Pond. The contract is for $48,700, which is […]

Canton GOP committee to meet September 5

The Canton Republican Town Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. New members or visitors are welcome to attend. The new chairman of the CRTC is Larry Overlan. A longtime resident of Canton, Overlan previously served as chairman in the 1990s and co-authored the 1993 book Time […]

DCR announces public meeting on Blue Hills deer management program

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On Wednesday, August 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will host a public meeting to provide an overview of outcomes from the 2016 Deer Management Program, review findings from recent deer abundance surveying, and provide information on the proposed Deer […]

BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

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