Archive for: March 3rd, 2017

New report questions costs, need for pipeline project

Pipeline opponents make their way down Sherman Street to the Canton Public Library. (Jay Turner photo)

The costs of the proposed Access Northeast gas pipeline expansion project would be more than double what project sponsors claim — $6.6 billion versus the projected $3.2 billion — according to a new report by Synapse Energy Economics. The report, which project proponents contend is flawed and misleading, also projects a 27 percent reduction in […]

Margin Notes: Speak

On Mondays, I help teach English to Italian fourth graders. It’s not so much teaching as giving short vocabulary presentations then helping them write sentences — which turns into a Q&A. “Do you eat corn dogs in America?” one boy asks me. “Does Trump live in Massachusetts?” another asks. The 9 year olds all giggle […]

Jeremy Comeau will be a strong voice for Canton

Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Jeremy Comeau, who is running for selectman. Having recently met Mr. Comeau, I can attest that he is a bright and impassioned leader who advocates for tolerance, a value of particular importance at the local level given the uncertain political climate we currently face in this country. […]

Former Rec. director backs Theodore for BOS

Dear Editor: It is with great pleasure that I write to you on behalf of Tom Theodore, 2017 candidate for the Board of Selectmen. As a member of the Playground and Recreation Commission, he has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills and an exceptional ability to work with others. Tom is a person of integrity whose […]

Sykes, George C.

George C. Sykes, Sr., 97, of Canton, passed away February 25 at the Hellenic Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School and Northeastern University. After graduation George worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Vermont and then went on […]

Holland, Pauline M.

Pauline M. (Murphy) Holland, of Quincy, died February 20, 2017. Pauline adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed taking them out to eat and trips to the beach. She also loved to travel all over, including Marco Island, and to read. Pauline was a very hard worker. She worked for over 25 […]

True Tales from Canton’s Past: Dividing Lines

We have this strange attraction to thinking that this is our land. We place fences and markers and boundaries upon our property. We feel aggrieved when a neighbor walks across our land. We feel that it is right to stop others from incursion, only after we ourselves have incurred. And through the ages there is […]

Canton’s McGowan excited for next chapter


Blessed with superior athletic genes and an assortment of physical gifts, Canton’s Jack McGowan may have begun his football journey with some built-in advantages. But it’s all of the stuff that’s within his control — the hours spent in the film room and the weight room, the passion for the sport and the desire to […]

Town seeks public input on intersection redesign

Selectmen Mark Porter and Kevin Feeney, along with other town officials, will soon be scheduling the first of three public meetings to gather resident input on a possible redesign of the intersection at Washington and Randolph streets. The three-way intersection, located at the convergence of two high-volume roadways, has long been considered one of Canton’s […]

BOS sends letter to state urging support for Canton rink

Selectmen called a special meeting on Monday afternoon, February 27, to draft an official letter to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy outlining the town’s argument on why it should receive state approval for a new regional ice rink in Canton. (Read the full text of the letter here) Selectmen met Monday […]

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