Category archives for: Police & Fire

Apartment clubhouse uninhabitable after major fire

A heavy fire, believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials, substantially damaged a clubhouse at the Blue Hill Village Apartments last week. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, the Fire Department received an alarm and 911 call from a resident reporting a building fire at 735 Randolph Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found […]

Shawmut Road building evacuated due to gas leak

A commercial building at 65 Shawmut Road that houses several businesses was temporarily evacuated following a rooftop gas leak last Wednesday, April 19. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters found a displaced HVAC unit and shut off the gas until the gas company arrived to make repairs. Firefighters responded at 12:41 p.m. and left the […]

Fire at Orchard Cove displaces 12 residents

No injuries were reported, but a stovetop kitchen fire within an Orchard Cove residential unit caused an estimated $150,000 in damages and initially displaced 12 residents on Saturday, April 15. Orchard Cove reported to the Fire Department on Tuesday that 10 units were reoccupied the day after the fire and two residents were still displaced. […]

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 […]

Water/sewer, traffic enforcement highlight budget talks

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A “substantial” increase in anticipated water/sewer costs and additional traffic enforcement needs — along with the possible reduction of speed limits in certain thickly settled areas of town — were some of the top story lines that surfaced during a discussion of the FY18 municipal operating budget at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The […]

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 […]

Training on 21st century policing held in Canton

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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 […]

News Notes: Police, firefighters rescue accident victims

Several Canton police officers and firefighters worked to extricate three accident victims from a wet swampy area near Brad’s Glass at 872 Turnpike Street (Route 138) on Saturday, November 19, around 8:15 p.m. All three victims were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. According to Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty, the […]

Deer hunting returns to the Blue Hills this week

This unchanged view across Ponkapoag Pond is quite close to a native site used for perhaps 5,000 years as an autumn hunting camp. (Photo by the author)

The addition of bow-and-arrow permits and an expansion into the previously off-limits area around Ponkapoag Pond in Canton are some of the major changes in store for the 2016 edition of the Blue Hills controlled deer hunt, which gets underway just before sunrise this coming Tuesday, November 29. Launched in 2015 in response to a […]

Police ID 3 suspects in alleged hacking of town account

Canton police plan to bring three Connecticut residents to court and charge them with felony counts of larceny over $250 (false pretenses) after officials found a town of Canton vendor account had been compromised. Detective John Ruane was credited with cracking the case, and he is in the process of summoning the three individuals to […]

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