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Local Jimmy Fund Walk team to host Trivia Night

Support finding a cure for cancer one trivia question at a time! On Friday, June 16, the Steps for Life team will hold its third annual Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund for cancer research. The event will be held at the Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street […]

BOS to decide on water/sewer rate hikes

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Water and sewer costs are likely to increase almost 6 percent for the next fiscal year after a recommendation put forth Tuesday night to selectmen and the Water/Sewer Rate and Policy Committee. Consultant Doug Gardner, president of Pioneer Consulting Group, who has advised the town on utility rates for the past several years, said last […]

CAASA reaffirms opposition to marijuana sales

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) has reaffirmed its decision to support a ballot question that would prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in Canton, following in line with the towns of Norwood and Stoughton, who have already passed the prohibition. Police Chief Ken Berkowitz will be advising selectmen of the CAASA position and ask […]

Canton Writes honors ’17 winners at awards night

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Canton Writes, the town-wide writing contest, announced the 2017 winners at an awards night at the Canton Public Library on Thursday, May 4. All of the nearly 100 entries are published, with the authors’ permission, in the Canton Writes book, which is now available at the front desk of the library for $10. Winners also […]

Neighboring temple completes ‘journey to a new beginning’

The combined choirs of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Abraham sing “Light one Candle,” accompanied by Aaron Barcelo. (Michelle Stark photo)

This past Sunday, May 21, marked an emotional and historic milestone for two area Jewish congregations as Temple Beth Abraham in Canton formally welcomed the members of Temple Beth Am in Randolph to its synagogue on Washington Street. Although not yet a formal merger, the relocation of the Randolph temple was made official around 4 […]

School Committee approves assistant supt. position

The Canton School Committee met last Thursday, May 18, to approve a new but temporary assistant superintendent of special projects position. The school operating budget for the next fiscal year (FY18), approved at the May town meeting, included funding for a new director of elementary curriculum and instruction. However, School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller said […]

Canton High School Rain Barrel Project

CHS art students work on the Rain Barrel Project under the guidance of teacher Michelle Mendez.

Students in Michelle Mendez’s drawing and painting class at Canton High School are creating beautiful artwork — on rain barrels! Thanks to a partnership between Canton High School and the Neponset River Watershed Association, and a grant from the Canton Cultural Council, Ms. Mendez’s students have an opportunity to mix art with water conservation. The […]

Close TM vote could end ‘great pond’ status for Rez

In the closest vote of the two town meeting sessions last week, voters on Wednesday, May 10, narrowly approved an article that authorizes the Board of Selectmen to petition the state legislature to remove Reservoir Pond’s status as a “great pond” and permit the board to regulate the use of the town-owned waterway. In a […]

Canton High alumna speaks at Asperger/Autism Gala

Kelsey Oates with her cousin Katie Ryan, her mother, Kathy Oates, and father, Bob Oates

Canton resident Kelsey Oates took the stage at The Asperger/Autism Network’s annual gala, Coming of Age: Transforming the Future, last month to talk about her experience with Asperger’s and finding AANE. Diagnosed at 24, Oates found herself hurled into the diverse, vibrant, and sometimes confusing world of Asperger’s Syndrome. Some with her diagnosis have attended […]

Town meeting pegs Reebok HQ as Priority Dev Site

Town meeting voters on Monday night approved the Reebok parcel as Canton’s newest 43D Priority Development Site — a powerful state economic development tool and one that the town has used successfully on several past occasions. On the advice of Gene Manning, chairman of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and someone who has sheparded many […]

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