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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 […]

Historical Society presents Clara Barton

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The Canton Historical Society invites the public to a performance featuring Sheryl Faye, a historical re-enactor who will present a living history portrayal of Clara Barton. This event will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. Faye’s “Historical Women” performance series highlights the profound positive impact women have […]

MassDOT announces new plans for South Coast Rail

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Canton to get a reprieve if interim route adopted On March 15, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it would be pursuing a new phased approach to the South Coast Rail project aimed at bringing rail service to the South Coast on a shorter timeline. Under the latest proposal, which is outlined in a […]

Public input sought for future school space needs

Canton school leaders have begun studying in earnest the findings of a private architectural firm that was hired to examine current and future school building needs, and the project has advanced to the public input phase. Representatives from Dore & Whittier Architects will present its latest findings to the public on Wednesday, April 5, at […]

Selectmen okay temporary solution for Reservoir dam

Selectmen hope to raise the level of Reservoir Pond in the coming weeks with the assistance of the DPW and a private engineering firm. The work will cost approximately $20,000 and selectmen authorized the expenditure from one of their mitigation accounts. The DPW will perform the work to save the town additional costs. The project […]

BOS picks Raynham director to lead Parks & Rec

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday chose current Raynham Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Francis as Canton’s new Parks and Recreation director out of a pool of three finalists. Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said it was a very difficult decision among what he described as three very qualified candidates, including Nick Pirelli, Canton’s assistant […]

School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget

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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. […]

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