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School officials moving full speed ahead with facilities, grade reorganization plan

Only four weeks removed from their historic vote to reconfigure and renovate the Canton school system, members of the School Committee have already begun making the rounds with town officials and various community stakeholders to discuss and explain their long-term plan for the district. To date, school officials have met with a number of school […]

CHS art teacher’s ‘Sherlock Series’ now on exhibit

A Friendly Supper (Oil on Tar Paper) by Michelle C. Mendez

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of Canton High School art instructor Michelle C. Mendez is currently on view at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. The exhibit, entitled “Sherlock Series,” explores variant interpretations of female clichés and stereotypes through a series of darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film […]

BOS, CAASA likely to seek ban on retail pot shops

It appears likely that the Canton Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), will sponsor a 2018 town meeting article prohibiting retail marijuana shops in Canton. Attorney Rich Hucksam of the town counsel’s office informed selectmen on Tuesday night that because the town as a whole voted against the […]

CAASA plans community forum on opioid epidemic

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is sponsoring a community forum on the opioid epidemic to be held on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Canton Public Library. Massachusetts is currently facing an opioid epidemic and Canton is certainly no stranger to this crisis. Understanding the causes and […]

Republican Town Committee recommends 25 mph speed limit

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The Canton Republican Town Committee (CRTC) voted unanimously at its September 5 meeting to recommend that the town of Canton adopt a maximum speed limit of 25 mph on all Canton roads and streets effective immediately. This policy would exclude state roads such as Route 138 and federal highways such as I-95. Members of the […]

Comeau named Blue Hills Civic’s Citizen of the Year

The Blue Hills Civic Association is proud to announce the recipient of its 34th annual Dr. Richard J. Elkort Citizen of the Year Award. This year’s award goes to George T. Comeau, Esq., a lifelong Canton resident with an impressive track record of public service and civic engagement. Comeau began his civic work at the […]

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 […]

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