Crime in Canton, More News From Around the Region

A look at news from around the Canton area for the week of March 10-15.

Canton Man Shot After Answering Doorbell

Canton police are investigating a shooting on Chapman Street in Canton that occurred Friday morning around 2 a.m. A resident of the area was reportedly shot in the neck after he opened his front door and someone started shooting, according to a WHDH report. The victim was allegedly shot in the neck but was flown to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to the report. 

Stoughton's own singer-songwriter, nationally-acclaimed Lori McKenna, is releasing her six full-length album, "Massachusetts," officially on April 23.

It will kick off with two pre-release shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, on April 4-5.

McKenna received national recognition when she penned "Fireflies" and a couple of other songs for Faith Hill a few years back, and was also featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her career has taken off since, but she still lives in Stoughton, raising her children. 

There's a special track on the this new CD for her hometown called "Love Can Put It Back Together," which was written with Stoughton native Mike Viola about the “the aging and currently vacant Stoughton Theatre.”

Sharon Resident Commends WCVB Meteorologist for Communicating Climate Change

Sharon resident Paul Lauenstein was among a handful of WCVB viewers to visit the network's Senior Meteorologist Harvey Leonard this week. 

Lauenstein, along with Lexington resident Nancy Nolan, delivered a card to Leonard, celebrating his climate change communications. Leonard appeared in a segment in early February to explain the connection between global warming and severe weather patterns, and to discuss how global warming is driving more drought, more heavy precipitation and stronger storms. 

Walpole Public Schools Superintendent Lincoln Lynch said at Thursday's school committee meeting that he has not yet heard anything to make him change his mind about installing surveillance cameras in the hallways of the high school.

In the past two weeks, Lynch has met with students, including the student protest group Students Opposing Surveillance (SOS), and faculty to discuss concerns and comments about the proposal.

The recommendation is an article on the warrant for May's Spring Annual Town Meeting to install 20 cameras in the hallways of the high school at a cost of $37,000.

SOS believes the cameras are an invasion of privacy and have been circulating a petition around the high school against the installation of the cameras. According to the group's Facebook page they have collected over 500 signatures.

"We have over 500 signatures from students and are no longer being ignored. Administration and Dr. Lincoln Lynch know we mean business," the Facebook post said.

Infant Swimming Class in Norwood Helps Save Lives

Have you ever worried about what would happen if your young one fell into a pool when you weren't looking?

Mothers and fathers at the Hampton Inn in Norwood can ease that worry a little more each day they take their child to swim with Deborah Rossetti, an instructor with Infant Swimming Resource.

ISR, founded in 1966, is a program that teaches children from six months to four years old skills to survive a fall in the water.


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