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Canton Public Library announces free genealogy series

Join the Canton Public Library on Saturdays this winter for a free series on researching your family history, including tips on getting started, online resources, and specific ancestral groups and regions. The first program on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. will cover some of the basics of genealogy research, including what resources the Canton […]

BOS chair, Rec director announce plans to step down

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

In a span of just four days, town officials learned of the surprise impending departures of two top municipal leaders: Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr and Parks and Recreation Director Janet Maguire. On Friday, January 6, Maguire tendered her resignation effective January 20 after accepting an offer to become the assistant head softball coach at Cornell […]

CAASA to open info and drop-in centers

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The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is working with Town Hall, the Council on Aging, Canton Public Library, and the Parks & Recreation, Health, Police, and Fire-Rescue departments to place information centers in their locations with substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for the public. CAASA Chairman Nick Pirelli said information centers […]

CCPC approves more than $1M in funding requests

A copper roof for the historic Revere rolling mill is one of the projects recommended for funding by the CCPC. (George Comeau photo)

A whopping 11 public projects, many of which are “shovel ready,” will all be in line for some form of Community Preservation Act funding in the spring in what Community Preservation Committee Chairman George Comeau is calling a “banner year” for the CPA in Canton. At its meeting held last Tuesday, December 20, the eight-member […]

Pine Street solar farm a ‘windfall’ for Canton

Aerial photo of Canton solar facility on Pine Street

Canton Finance Director Jim Murgia told selectmen Tuesday night that the board’s decision to create a solar facility at the former Pine Street dump has created a massive financial windfall for the town, resulting in hundreds of thousands in electrical savings and millions in additional revenue. In fiscal year 2013, selectmen voted to lease 15 […]

Acclaimed youth speaker captivates CHS audience

Motivational speaker Mike Smith challenged CHS students to 'be extraordinary.' (Ed McDonough photo)

Popular youth motivational speaker and self proclaimed “professional teenager” Mike Smith brought his message of positive thinking, passionate giving, and extraordinary living to a packed Canton High School gymnasium last Wednesday, December 14.

Schools expect to save on full-day kindergarten

In its first year of offering tuition-free, full-day kindergarten to all students in the district, the Canton School Department is operating at a projected surplus and may end up giving a portion of the money back to the town. The surprising news, announced at the December 15 School Committee meeting, comes just seven months after […]

Revere Copper Products reconnects with Canton roots

A copper roof for the historic Revere rolling mill is one of the projects recommended for funding by the CCPC. (George Comeau photo)

It once covered the original wooden dome of the Massachusetts State House and protected the hull of the nation’s most famous war ship. And now that same, good old-fashioned, American-made Revere copper could be making its way home to Canton, thanks to a partnership forged between the town’s Paul Revere Heritage Commission and Revere Copper […]

Selectmen face tough choices on FY18 capital spending

Selectmen will have some tough choices to make in the coming weeks as they attempt to whittle down more than $4 million in capital spending requests to fit within the FY18 budget target of $1.34 million. At their meeting on Tuesday night, selectmen heard presentations from department heads and will wait for recommendations from Town […]

Training on 21st century policing held in Canton


Over 150 law enforcement personnel from around greater Boston attended the White House’s Advancing 21st Century Policing Briefing, held on December 5 at Bank of Canton’s corporate headquarters on Turnpike Street. Organized by Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz (right) and Boston Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, and featuring Ronald L. Davis (center), director of the U.S. Department […]

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