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BOS sends letter to state urging support for Canton rink

Selectmen called a special meeting on Monday afternoon, February 27, to draft an official letter to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy outlining the town’s argument on why it should receive state approval for a new regional ice rink in Canton. (Read the full text of the letter here) Selectmen met Monday […]

Annual Blue Hills Winter Fest set for February 28

Denny Swenson, president of the Friends of the Blue Hills, presents Rick Sampson, owner of Queen Anne’s Restaurant and Catering in Canton, with his fourth consecutive People’s Choice Award at last year’s ‘Battle of the Blue Hills Chili Cook-Off.’

The Friends of the Blue Hills will be hosting their annual Winter Fest on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski, 4001 Washington Street in Canton. For those hoping to get some winter exercise, there will be downhill skiing and a guided night hike under the lights. There will be plenty of […]

GMS students shine at MathCounts competition

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In an unprecedented performance, students from the Galvin Middle School in Canton swept the most coveted awards at this year’s MathCounts Metrosouth Chapter Competition held at the Sage School in Foxboro. The competition attracted 11 schools and 85 mathletes, including teams from Sharon, Milton Academy, Derby Academy, Westwood, Braintree, Foxboro, and Walpole. Representing Canton at […]

Selectmen authorize lowering of Reservoir Dam

After being briefed last week on some unexpected water seepage problems at Reservoir Pond Dam, the Board of Selectmen found the situation serious enough to lower the level of the dam until repairs can be made. According to Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, the problems were recently discovered by the town’s consulting engineers, Stephens Associates. While […]

Town election to feature BOS, Planning Board races

A four-way race for two selectmen’s seats and a two-person battle for a Planning Board vacancy will be the main attractions in this year’s annual town election, set for Tuesday, April 4. With the deadline for returning nomination papers having come and gone last week, the field is now officially set as 15 candidates will […]

Trailside Museum feeling effects of budget cuts

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In response to cuts in the Massachusetts state budget by Governor Charlie Baker, Mass Audubon has found it necessary to reduce services and personnel at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton. Effective the weekend of February 18-19, free education programs will no longer be offered and the restroom in the north parking lot will […]

Residents, officials push for Canton rink option

More than 2 years have passed since the roof collapsed at Metropolis Skating Rink. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Nearly two years after the catastrophic roof collapse at Canton’s beloved Metropolis Skating Rink, the state design wheels are finally in motion with the goal of building a new regional ice rink. The question now is where to locate the new rink, and based on Monday night’s public hearing hosted by the state Department of […]

3 charged in connection with Shaw’s robberies

Canton and Stoughton police made three arrests last week in connection with three robberies in the Canton Shaw’s parking lot over the last few weeks. Two suspects were arrested by Canton police and a third was arrested by the Stoughton police. Canton detectives arrested Ihor V. Havryliv, 30, of 196 Greenbrook Drive in Stoughton and […]

Selectmen welcome Community Problem Solvers

The Canton Board of Selectmen welcomed members of two Community Problem Solving teams at their past two meetings and offered their congratulations while pledging their continued support for both groups. On Tuesday, January 24, the selectmen heard a presentation from Team CROWN, a group of Kennedy School fourth graders who are committed to reducing the […]

School enrollment to level off, consultant says

Despite continued economic growth and several large-scale residential and commercial projects in the works, a private architectural firm that was hired to conduct an assessment of all public schools in Canton is predicting that school enrollment will remain relatively flat over the next 10 years. School Committee Chairman John Bonnanzio summed up the early report […]

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