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Man About Canton: Coach of the Year

Did you know … Canton High School girls hockey coach Dennis Aldrich was named by the Boston Globe as the Division 2 Coach of the Year. Aldrich led the Bulldogs to a 14-5-6 record and an appearance in the Division 2 state finals this past season. Dennis is a 1976 Canton High School graduate and […]

Del Vecchio: Thank You Canton

Dear fellow Canton residents: Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to write and thank the community for its support and warm wishes recently and in the past. Losing is never easy, but I am comforted in knowing that we ran a positive campaign that emphasized the strength of our community. I remember vividly […]

MAC: Interesting Election Statistics

Did you know … As seen in the recent past, the majority of Cantonites clearly do not vote in town elections. If four excellent candidates running for selectmen, including a longtime (15-year) incumbent, could only persuade 16.0 percent of the 16,415 registered voters in Canton to go to the polls, then we are in trouble. […]

Congratulations to NENPA award recipient

Dear Editor: The New England Newspaper & Press Association is aware of what the subscribers of the Canton Citizen have appreciated for years: that’s the fine journalistic work of Jay Turner. Congratulations to Mr. Turner for his second consecutive NENPA writing award, this one for a first-place prize in the Spot News category for weekly […]

MAC: History of American Legion Beatty Post 24

Did you know … It was 100 years ago on April 6, 1917, when then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany. This is a very solemn reminder of the more than 116,000 U.S. troops who sacrificed so others might live in peace and freedom. By the end of the war, […]

Passion for public service didn’t end on election night

Dear Editor: First, I would like to thank all of my friends and family for their love and support over the last few months and the past few days. The election didn’t go the way we planned, but that won’t stop my passion for public service. I wish the best of luck to the Board […]

Thank you Victor

Dear Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Victor Del Vecchio for his many years of exemplary service on behalf of the citizens of Canton. Our town is in such a better place with respect to finances, quality of life, and so many other parameters due to Mr. Del Vecchio. Victor’s intelligence, […]

Remembering Maura: Eat Dessert First

Editor’s note: The column below, entitled “New Friends,” was published in an earlier edition of the Canton Citizen and is being reprinted with a new introduction by the author in memory of the late Maura Sullivan, a Canton attorney and longtime community volunteer who passed away on March 11. I learned Maura’s philosophy of life […]

Man About Canton: March 30 Preview

Did you know … The Canton High School Alumni Association will hold its annual “Team Trivia Night” on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Canton American Legion. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a wine basket raffle, and Red Sox tickets donated by Canton alumna Nancy Zoppa Bender. DJ Gary Titus will provide […]

Criticism of president is our constitutional right

Dear Editor: Regarding the recent letter from Robert E. Baril, (“Enough with the Trump bashing,” March 23), my response is that the lady (Alice Brown) does not protest too much. Methinks this is a good time to remind you that in the United States of America ladies have the constitutional right to freedom of speech. […]

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