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Schools asked to cut $540K from proposed budget

Canton school officials will have to decide whether to compromise or stand their ground after the town’s Revenue Forecast Committee asked them to slash $540,072 from their proposed school operating budget for the next fiscal year. The revenue committee, which includes Finance Director Jim Murgia and members of the Finance Committee and other town officials, […]

School Committee approves modulars for JFK School

See this week’s print edition of the Canton Citizen to read the full version of this story ~ In a unanimous vote on January 11, the Canton School Committee agreed to spend between $1.6 and $2 million in

Town revises ’18 ballot after school board resignation

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Another elected office will be up for grabs in the upcoming April town election following the surprise resignation of veteran School Committee member John Bonnanzio last week. Bonnanzio, who has served the board for a total of 12 years across two separate stints, tendered his resignation in a letter to the town clerk’s office dated […]

Year in Review Excerpt: A Look Back at 2017

Supporters hold political signs during the April 2017 town election. (Michelle Stark photo)

The following is an excerpt from the Canton Citizen’s 2017 year in review. Check out this week’s paper for a look back at some of the other top stories of 2017, including corruption scandals with Canton ties, CAASA’s substance abuse prevention efforts, and much more. Voters opt for fresh faces in memorable town election After a […]

Recreation in focus with FY 2019 CPA projects

The Paul Revere Heritage Site stands to benefit from additional CPA monies. (Jay Turner photo)

Four separate recreation projects, a series of infrastructure improvements at the Paul Revere Heritage Park, and additional upgrades at the Rubin Court housing complex will all be in line for some form of Community Preservation Act funding in FY 2019 in what is shaping up to be another strong year for CPA spending in Canton. […]

CHS awarded Level 1 MCAS designation


Canton High School recently celebrated a significant milestone achievement as it was promoted to Level 1 status as determined by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awards each school an accountability level from 1-5 based on MCAS performance and progress on “gap-narrowing goals,” and this marks the first time that CHS has […]

BHRTS renovation project achieves key milestone

The long-awaited school renovation project at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton took a critical step forward on November 13, announced Superintendent James Quaglia. As of that date, all of the school’s nine district towns, including Canton

CHS raises nearly $10K for new stage lights

L-R: CHS Principal Derek Folan, Drama Club Advisor Katie Brobst, Bank of Canton Assistant Manager Mary Czyras, Drama Club President Kimmie Wong, Bank of Canton Branch Manager Geri Ryan, Drama Club VP Tyler Czyras, Drama Club Secretary Amanda Romano, and Drama Club Treasurer Jake Sockett

Canton High School recently unveiled a new LED stage lighting system, funded largely by $2,500 donations from Bank of Canton, MusicCounts! and the CHS Alumni Association. Two anonymous parents donated the remaining funds. The new LED units were installed in the CHS auditorium earlier this month and will be used to light the CHS Drama […]

School officials encouraged by Next-Gen MCAS results


The first results of the newly updated MCAS tests from last spring were released to the School Committee by School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller and her administrative staff on Thursday night, October 26. While the state Department of Education said the 2017 MCAS test is not comparable to the 2016 test, there were still some […]

Canton High performers win prestigious theatre awards

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After last year’s stunning success of Hairspray, two CHS actors and the hair and makeup crew went on to win MET awards — a competition entered by over 60 high schools and middle schools throughout Boston and surrounding areas. Antonino Ruggeri, who is now attending Emerson College, won the award for Best Leading Actor for […]

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