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Canton voters face tough decision on ballot question 4

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts has kicked into high gear in recent weeks as voters in Canton and across the commonwealth continue to mull the pros and cons of the proposed ballot initiative in the run-up to the November 8 state election. Ballot Question 4, submitted by the […]

Convicted Canton killer denied parole for third time

Rod Matthews (center) appears before the parole board.

Convicted Canton murderer Rod Matthews will remain behind bars for at least the next five years after the state parole board rejected his latest bid for release, marking the third time since 2001 that he has been denied a request for parole. In its decision, handed down earlier this week, the board determined that Matthews, […]

News Notes: Firefighters respond to hazmat incident

Firefighters responded to a hazardous materials incident on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 a.m. at R&L Carriers, a shipping company located at 30 Industrial Drive. A container of hydrazine hydrate — a flammable and highly toxic liquid used as a foaming agent and as a rocket propellant — was accidentally overturned by a forklift in […]

Suspect in Bank of Canton robbery apprehended

A Rockland man who was wanted in connection with a string of recent robberies — including the Bank of Canton’s downtown branch on Saturday — is now in police custody thanks to the combined efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement officials. The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old David Poulos and he is […]

News Notes: 2 Canton families displaced by fire

Two families at the Arboretum apartments off Route 138 were displaced as a result of a stove fire on Thursday, September 1, around noon. No one was injured and firefighters were able to rescue and evacuate three cats. Seventeen firefighters in all, including firefighters from Stoughton, responded and remained on scene for nearly two hours. […]

Phone scammers posing as sheriff’s office personnel

Norfolk County Sheri­ff Michael G. Bellotti issued a bulletin last week warning about a number of telephone scams targeting residents of Norfolk County. In recent weeks the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office has received dozens of calls from county residents who have received calls from fraudulent scam artists purporting to be deputy sheriffs. The individuals identify themselves […]

CPD stays busy with community outreach efforts

Ice cream is a traditional summer treat, and no one knows that better than Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz. “Everybody likes free ice cream,” he said. The chief and several officers delivered the cold treat to the Arthur Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, formerly the Massachusetts Hospital School, last Wednesday evening as part of the […]

Two displaced, firefighter injured in Endicott Street fire

Two residents of an Endicott Street home are receiving aid from the American Red Cross after their house was significantly damaged in a fire last week. The two-alarm fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. One firefighter suffered a minor injury but was not transported to the hospital, according to Fire Lt. […]

Resident complaints put MV speeding on town’s radar

The frequency and severity of motor vehicle speeding has recently surfaced as a hot-button issue across Canton, with the Board of Selectmen seemingly addressing a different trouble spot each meeting, from “cut-through” streets such as Wentworth Road and Lawrence Street, to the usual high-volume traffic locations such as Dedham, Bolivar, and Washington streets. The Citizen […]

CPD officers thwart attempted burglary at demo site


Three Canton police officers are being praised by their superiors for their efforts in thwarting an apparent burglary in progress at a demolition site in Canton last week. The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said police initially received a call for an open door at an […]

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