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Fire chief implements 2nd wave of reorganization

Fire Chief Charles Doody is calling his most recent department reorganization the most impactful change to come to the CFD since EMS ambulance service was added to the force in 1972. Doody recently implemented the second major wave of personnel adjustments with the retirement of Fire Captain Dan Beal, who stepped down after 31 years […]

Ice House pulls liquor license request amid opposition


The owners of the Canton Ice House withdrew an application for an all-alcohol restaurant license just hours before a scheduled hearing with the Board of Selectmen earlier this week after receiving several letters of opposition from various town officials. Selectmen opened the public hearing on the license at Tuesday night’s meeting, at which point Paul […]

News Notes: Man charged for leaving dogs in car

A Brookline man will be summoned to court to face animal cruelty charges after he was twice reported for leaving his dogs locked in a car in sub-freezing temperatures on Sunday, January 7. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said residents called police when they spotted the dogs locked in the car at the library and […]

Police investigating New Year’s Eve home invasion

Canton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three possible suspects in a reported home invasion with shots fired that occurred on New Year’s Eve shortly before midnight. The incident took place at a townhouse on Bay Drive. Police initially responded to a call for shots fired at the Avalon apartments on Randolph Street, […]

CFD issues cold weather alert, offers safety tips

The Canton Fire Department and Fire Chief Charles Doody, who also serves as the town’s emergency management director, issued the following alert to residents in light of the dangerously low temperatures forecasted for this week and beyond: “CFD is urging residents to take precautions during this period of extreme cold weather. Stay indoors if you […]

Police/Fire News Notes: Package thefts, winter storm impacts and more

Residents report stolen packages to police Due to the rise in online purchasing, many local communities have seen an increase in thefts of packages at front doors and on porches. Canton police have received several such calls this week. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty suggested that residents request that the packages be delivered to an […]

Canton EMTs respond to rash of overdose calls

Canton emergency personnel responded to four drug overdose calls in a six-day span last week. Three of the victims were male and one was a female, and in each instance the opiate reversal drug Narcan was successfully administered. In one of the cases, a 45-year-old Canton man was found unresponsive after crashing his vehicle into […]

Trooper with local ties stands up to Mass. State Police

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The head of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly retired on Friday and the state attorney general’s office has launched an investigation following an explosive allegation of special treatment and possible conspiracy in a case involving a judge’s daughter and a young state trooper who was reportedly just trying to do the right thing. Trooper Ryan […]

4 Canton firefighters to receive state ‘Firefighter of the Year’ awards

Four Canton firefighters will be honored as Firefighters of the Year at the state Department of Fire Services’ 28th annual awards ceremony November 21 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The four honorees include Fire Captain Wendell Robery and firefighters Jeffery O’Brien, Jonathan Buckley, and Keith Flavin. Nominated by Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, the men […]

Arrests made in car wash armed robbery case

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz announced the arrests of two men in connection with an armed robbery at Prestige Car Wash and Gas on Turnpike Street last week. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, and an ensuing investigation led to the arrest of Fernando Quade, 21, of Canton, and Reginald Boiteux, […]

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