Man About Canton: 8th Annual Reebok Road RaceBy Joe DeFelice
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The eighth annual Reebok/CABI Road Race will be held on Saturday, September 15, at the Reebok World Headquarters in Canton. It is the primary fundraiser for the Canton Association of Business and Industry (CABI).
Over 5,500 cyclists participated in the 33rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, including 24 from the town of Canton.
The Canton High School Class of 1976 will be hosting the second annual Bulldog Madness Golf Classic to benefit the “Spirit of 76” Scholarship Fund on Friday, September 21, starting at 12 noon at the Pine Oaks Golf Club in Easton. The Florida-style tournament is open to all players. The $95 fee covers green fees, golf cart, and dinner afterward at the Canton American Legion Post 24. For more information, email email@example.com.
Governor Patrick signed into law a compromise bill that would require auto manufacturers to sell to local non-dealer repair shops the complete information and diagnostic tools currently only provided to franchised dealer service centers. Supporters of the bill had already gathered enough signatures to place the “Right to Repair Bill” on the statewide ballot this fall as a referendum question. The law will go into effect this November.
The House and Senate approved legislation that would require all Massachusetts license plates to feature a symbol, like a star, diamond, or heart, along with numbers and letters. This system would replace the current system, which has six random letters and numbers. Supporters said the new plates would make it easier for adults and children to remember license plate registrations and report them to law enforcement.
Milford High School will join the Hockomock League Davenport Division (small schools), and Taunton High School will join the Kelly-Rex Division (large schools).
Kristina Butler is the new Canton High School trainer, replacing longtime trainer Dick Staiti. Butler previously worked as a trainer at Needham High School.
Dick Staiti, who recently retired after 37 years in the Canton School System, served as a Canton selectman from 1980 to 1989. Staiti, who is an attorney specializing in zoning laws, will continue to serve as the moderator for the town of Canton.
Kelley Chuckran has petitioned the Canton Zoning Board of Appeals to operate a family daycare center in her home at 66 Rockland Street.
Jon Medeiros and Bill Murray were named the MVPs of the Canton Men’s Softball League. They led the Hannington Club to a first-place finish with a 20-1 record.
From the Bad News Department: Gas prices have climbed higher than they were in 2011 at this time; the state unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent from 6 percent (the first increase since October 2009); and because of the drought that has hit much of the nation and New England, food prices are expected to increase over the next few months.
The Canton High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion in November. Those interested in attending can contact Lisa Berton at 781-828-5006 or send an email to classof1992CHS@gmail.com.
The senior ladies of Canton are trying to form a Canton women’s club to compete with the well-established Canton Men’s Club. If interested, call the Senior Center at 781-828-1323.
Talking about women, for the first time in the Olympics, there were more women (269) than men (261) on the United States squad; and for the first time since the Olympics were revived in 1896, every nation (205 in all) sent female athletes.
Stoughton town officials are considering buying and redeveloping the historic Stoughton railroad station built in 1888. An amendment added to the State Transportation Bill by Representative Bill Galvin of Canton, Representative Louis Kafka of Stoughton, and Senator Brian A. Joyce of Milton will give $175,000 in matching funds to help the town purchase the old station, and it also allows the town to pay off the purchase over 10 years with no interest.
Starting in September, no schools in Massachusetts will be allowed to sell fried foods, sugary drinks, and any item that exceeds 200 calories, except for fruit and yogurt. Junk food is out. The new federal law also includes foods that can be sold in vending machines and other non-lunch spots.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
This is all for now folks. See you next week.
Joe DeFelice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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