Man About Canton: March 26 Preview

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The Canton Community Preservation Committee has recommended spending $655,165 for projects this coming year. The projects include $414,150 for the first phase of a major restoration of the Tilden House (the little red house) off Pleasant Street; $100,000 for the second phase of updating the fire alarm and electrical work at the Veterans Housing Project on Pequit Street; $99,120 for the restoration of the First Parish Universalist Church steeple and spire; $15,000 for the Ponkapoag Fire Station bell; $11,000 for the preservation of grave markers at Canton Corner Cemetery; $10,000 for preserving historical documents in concert with the Canton Public Library; and $5,895 to the Canton Historical Society for the Martha Howard Petticoat restoration. This will leave $81,000 in reserve for next year.

The Community Preservation Act is funded through a 1 percent surcharge on residential and commercial real estate taxes, excluding the first $100,000 of value. Approximately 25 percent of the total is matched by state funds.

The Canton High School Alumni Association will hold its seventh annual Trivia Night with Gary Titus tomorrow, Friday, March 27, at the Canton Town Club from 7-11 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, and there will be raffles for items such as Red Sox tickets, a jumbo wine basket, and a 50/50 raffle. For further information, call 781-341-0935.

The Canton Police Department now has three female officers with the addition of police officer Angela Gulla, who transferred from the Norwood Police Department. Officer Gulla joins Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty and Lt. Patty Sherrill.

There will be a three-mile road race to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer. The race will be held on Sunday, April 19, and will begin and end at the Waterfall Grill on Washington Street.

According to the Assessor’s Office, the total value of real and personal property in the town of Canton is  $4,069,871,500.

Dunkin’ Donuts is adding “blended beverages” to its menu. The beverages will include smoothies made with fruit and yogurt.

Massachusetts lawmakers are seeking to brighten up the roads when rain, snow, or fog limit drivers’ vision. The House passed a bill that would require motorists to use their headlights when windshield wipers are needed and when “persons or vehicles on the roadway are not discernible at a distance of 500 feet …

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