Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A final farewell from your Canton Patch editor.
As I write my last post for Canton Patch on this warm, March day, I cannot help but feel sad. I am leaving my first Patch site, the town of Canton and all the amazing people and stories here. What a wonderful town to cover and what awesome people I have met. But I leave you in good hands. Regional Editor Margaret Carroll-Bergman will be taking over the Canton Patch starting Thursday. Once I leave for the Scarsdale, New York, Patch site, Canton Patch will be run by Margaret Carroll-Bergman. Direct any news, photos, press releases, story ideas and Canton information to Margaret and she will be happy to assist you. Email her at: email@example.com As always, feel free to reach out to me through my Patch email, lisa.gentes@…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
New beginnings for your Patch editor and goodbyes.
Since September 2010, I have had the pleasure of being the Local Editor for Canton Patch. Since the site launched in November 2010, I have covered the town of Canton, Massachusetts. Starting out with a full team of ten reporters and photographers, Canton Patch hit the roads of Canton to bring news and information to the town. As Patch continued to evolve, change and grow across the nation, so did the staff and site. Now, with myself, two freelancers and a group of amazing bloggers, Canton Patch continues to cover the community. With a focus on schools, local government, businesses and hyper-local issues, Patch has become an online resource for many folks. Sadly, my time with Canton Patch is coming to an end. My last day with Canton Patch …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Moms, dads, grandparents and guardians, participate in the weekly discussion, give advice, ask questions and get to meet some fellow parents in Canton.
Canton Parent Talk is a new feature on Canton Patch that is part of a new initiative on our Patch sites to reach out to moms, dads and families. Canton Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for parents and their families right here in Canton. Each week our Moms Council of experts take your questions, give advice and share solutions. We also want to hear your ideas, questions, opinions and solutions! Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children, tweens and teens. This will also be the place to drop in for …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Where to put it? Another 12-16 inches of snow on the way for Norfolk County.
How high are the snow piles on your street? Sadly, they are about to get even higher. The National Weather Service is predicting 12 to 16 inches of powder to get dumped on the Canton area over the course of the next three days. A winter storm warning is in effect from 6:00 a.m Tuesday until 1:00 a.m. Thursday. A sign that it is a bad winter: When Canton, Georgia competes with Canton, Mass., for snowfall. Anyone up for an early spring break in Malibu?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Fires and snow kept the CFD busy overnight.
Canton firefighters were busy last night battling two blazes. The Canton Fire Department responded to a small fire at the Ten X Club on Washington Street at 10:58 p.m. “It didn’t go to any alarms,” Canton Fire Lt. Tom Driscoll said. “It wasn’t big enough to be considered a working fire.” The fire started in the sauna in the men’s room, according to Driscoll. A bucket that was placed on top of the heating source in the sauna caught fire. The sprinklers came on and put out the fire, he said. “The sprinkler did its job,” he said. The fire was contained to the sauna and the damages were minimal, Driscoll said. At the time the call came in, a Canton Fire Department Ladder Company was already out providing mutual aid to Norwood Fire Department …
Fireworks on tap for the summer celebration in Canton this year.
Welcome back, Fourth of July fireworks. The Canton Board of Selectmen made it official and voted to bring back the Canton tradition this summer. At Tuesday’s meeting the board voted unanimously to host the fireworks display this year. The downside is that the town cannot afford to hold the Fourth festivities in addition to the summer block party. Unfortunately, the block party was axed for this year. Recreation Commission Chairman Larry Bogue said the fourth of July is an easier event to control for the department. The town can “control costs by cutting back on fireworks,” he told the board. Recreation Director Jeff Kaylor said the one-day block party that had been held in town for the past ten years is expensive to throw and the costs …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Nor'easter arriving tonight and dumping another six to 10 inches on Canton.
Mother Nature is making this one tough winter. The state is preparing for Nor'easter number two of 2011 to bring another six to ten inches of snow to the Canton area Wednesday night through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting the snow to arrive after 3:00 p.m. today, with less than one inch accumulating during the day. But come tonight, the Nor'easter will bring a low temperature around 23 degrees with wind gusts up to 41 mph and dump up to ten inches of new snow. The snowfall should stop by about 11:00 a.m. Thursday and bring sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees. Leaving us all plenty of daylight hours to dig out, again. The real issue now, where to put the mounds of snow?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The cause is still under investigation of last week's fire on Will Drive.
Canton officials have ruled out accidental causes in their investigation of last Friday's early morning blaze on Will Drive. "The investigation is on-going," Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said. "Accidental causes have been ruled out." The Canton Fire and the Canton Police Departments are seeking the public's help with the investigation. “Anyone with any information about the fire can contact Detective Eric Wade at the Canton Police Department at 781-821-5090," Doody said. The Canton Fire Department, Canton Police Department and the State Police have been investigating the fire since last week. On January 14, the Canton Fire Department and Stoughton Fire Department responded to the 5:04 a.m. fire at the Canton Village Apartments at 33 …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Canton Public Schools offered a second workshop for parents to learn about these issues.
Canton wants parents to get schooled on internet safety and cyber-bullying. Canton Public Schools held an open workshop on Wednesday for parents on the topic in order to make parents and guardians aware of the dangers that spring up along with the growing technology. The issues of internet safety and cyber-bullying are "really important, not just because the information and message is important to get out, but it also galvanizes the idea" that there is a larger community of support out there, Superintendent of Canton Public Schools Jeff Granatino said. Teachers, parents and students all need to work together, Granatino said. "Without all three working together, it is hard to keep kids educated and keep kids safe." With something so large, …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Expect up to seven additional inches of snow Friday.
It will be another messy morning for commuters tomorrow. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to four to seven inches of snow in Canton. The snow showers will start at about 4 a.m. Friday and the town will see a low temperature of 29 degrees. Patchy fog is expected before 11 a.m. The timing of this latest storm could not be worse for morning commuters, as the snow should hit in the early morning hours and wrap up by 1:00 p.m., according to the NWS.