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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 […]

Police respond to 2 incidents at Whitman Rd. picket line

Canton police responded to two separate incidents earlier this week at the same location on Whitman Road (off Route 138), where the local teamsters union was picketing outside Independent Pipe. The first incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Monday, August 7, and involved a case of trespassing by one of the picketers. According to Police […]

Newhouse Waterfront Community Day a big success

L-R: Parks & Rec. Deputy Director Nick Pirelli, Selectman Tom Theodore, and Playground & Recreation Commission Chairman John McCourt

It was a day of hard work and camaraderie as residents and town officials gathered at the Earl Newhouse Waterfront on Saturday for the inaugural Earl Newhouse Waterfront Community Day. Organized by Selectman Tom Theodore and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Task Force, the event was deemed an “incredible success” by the Canton Parks & Recreation […]

Around the Park: Summer Camp Highlights

Francesca C. holds a snake from Creature Teachers in the Blast-Off program. (Photo courtesy of Canton Parks & Rec)

Below is the latest installment of “Around the Park,” a weekly recap of summer camp offerings submitted by the Canton Parks & Recreation Department. On Wednesday, August 9, don’t miss our weekly summer concert featuring The Infractions!

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

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