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Highlights from the Canton Board of Selectmen: New HR Administrator and 9/11 Services

The Canton Board of Selectmen met this week and hired a new HR administrator.

The Town of Canton has a new director. The , along with the Canton School Committee, officially offered the job to candidate Jody Middleton on Tuesday night.

In the public meeting, the BOS and the school committee members did a final interview with Middleton, a Canton resident with an extensive HR background.

After remarks from both committees and Middleton, the BOS offered the position to Middleton, who seemed happily surprised.

She thanked the board and the school committee.

"I started this journey back in May," Middleton said. "You really brought me out of my the comfort zone...I'd be proud to work with the town of Canton."

The new HR director will be working for the town and the school district.

In other news: 

  • BOS Chairman John Connolly thanked the board for their approval of the soon-to-be-unveiled . "This is something I wanted to do for a long time, for my friend Michael Uliano," an emotional Connolly said. "Thank you for allowing us to do this."
  • On Sunday, the town will unveil the in Canton Center Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. The memorial will be dedicated to all of the victims of September 11, 2001.
  • Also on Sunday, the town is hosting a Vietnam Veterans Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Field at Canton High School. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post.
  • The BOS appointed a new Canton firefighter. The board appointed Firefighter and Paramedic Patrick J. McGovern to the CFD. He will be starting on October 1.

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