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CPS nixes plan to hold school on religious holidays

In a 3-2 vote, the Canton School Committee decided last week to retain the current calendar setup for religious holidays, defeating a proposal that would have allowed the district to hold school on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Good Friday. After hearing from a few local clergy members and debating the issue at the March […]

Schools trim budget, seek compromise with FinCom

The Canton School Committee last week trimmed almost $227,000 off its proposed $38.3 million budget in a show of good faith to their colleagues on the Finance Committee. The two boards were due to meet this week to further discuss the budget. Despite better than expected projections from the town’s Revenue Forecast Committee, the FinCom […]

Community Problem Solvers bridging generation gap

The Canton Community Problem Solving Team BRIDGES recently completed its fifth oral history interview of senior citizens in Canton. Galvin Middle School students Bella Botelho, Mary Kelley, and Carly LaFrance along with Hansen Elementary fifth grader Emily Kelley have been at it since last October. BRIDGES stands for “Building Relationships in Diverse Generations Entails Sharing” […]

Revere Commission greenlights museum proposal

Talking portraits, state-of-the-art exhibits, a “destination” restaurant and taproom, a true village green — it’s all part of the bold vision for the future Paul Revere Heritage Site and cultural center off Neponset Street, and it is rapidly moving into the realm of possibility, armed with the backing of the influential Revere Heritage Commission and […]

School Committee announces choice for superintendent

The Canton School Committee announced on Friday that it has selected Jennifer Fischer-Mueller as the new superintendent of schools. The appointment will take effect July 1, pending contract negotiations. Currently the deputy superintendent for teaching and learning in the Brookline Public Schools, Dr. Fischer-Mueller was chosen as the finalist by a search committee and interviewed […]

Updated: Storm-related deaths rock Canton community

The close-knit town of Canton remains in a state of shock and mourning following the tragic deaths of two residents who were struck by falling tree limbs on Friday. The two victims, 6-year-old Kaleigh Kenyon and 48-year-old Tom Gunning, were both critically injured in their back yards and died just hours apart at neighboring Boston […]

Gown changes would give CHS graduation a new look

A longstanding graduation apparel tradition at Canton High School may soon be getting a modern update as school leaders mull a potential move to single-color gowns for the entire senior class. The proposed change, put forward by CHS Principal Derek Folan in consultation with the school’s department coordinators and student council, would end the past […]

CHS water posters to be displayed at State House

How do you persuade your parents to use water more wisely? That was the challenge facing more than 40 students in Canton High School’s Computer Art & Design Classes as they participated in a water conservation poster challenge this fall. Students in Michelle Mendez’s and Carol Gregerman’s classes were visited by the Neponset River Watershed […]

Schools pleased with response to full-day K plan

School Committee members were pleased with their initial meeting with the Finance Committee concerning their proposal to fund tuition-free full-day kindergarten beginning in the next school year. School Committee Chairman Bob Golledge said at the board’s January 21 meeting that he is optimistic that they will gain the support of the FinCom and the Board […]

Public input sought for Revere site, Reservoir Pond

In a span of three days next week, Canton residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on two of the town’s most prized public amenities — Reservoir Pond and the soon-to-be constructed Paul Revere Heritage Site. On Wednesday, January 27, at 7 p.m., the Paul Revere Heritage Commission and the Revere Building Use Committee […]

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