Archive for: November, 2017

Garden Club Holiday House Tour

Tickets are now on sale at various locations across town for the Canton Garden Club’s highly anticipated 2017 Holiday House Tour, “A Christmas Home for Everyone.” The popular tour of homes will take place next Friday, December 1, from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, from 12-4 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are […]

Bank of Canton donates $10K to Canton Food Pantry

Bank of Canton board member and Canton resident Brian Fitzgerald presents a food donation and $10,000 check to Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary Buckley and volunteer Joyce Christino (left). Fitzgerald was joined by fellow Bank of Canton board members James Downey and Linda Wirta, also of Canton.

Bank of Canton made a $10,000 cash donation last week to the Canton Food Pantry, which included the annual proceeds of the bank’s Town Card credit card program. The donation will help provide Canton residents with basic necessities and healthy meals this winter. “Wintertime hits our clients the hardest,” said Canton Food Pantry Co-Director Mary […]

Iannetti, Antonio D.

Antonio D. “Tony” Iannetti, 69, of Canton, passed away November 16. Born in Brittoli, Italy, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 14. He graduated from Canton High School and served in the Army National Guard. He was the owner and operator of L’Avanti Hair Salon in Braintree for many years. He […]

Ford, Agatha L.

Agatha Lucy (diBella) Ford, 98, of Canton, peacefully passed away on November 16 at the John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree. Agatha was a graduate of Girls Latin School and the Teachers College of the City of Boston, where she was valedictorian of the class of 1940. She also completed courses at Boston University School […]

Brady, Diane S.

Diane Seaverns Brady, 61, of South Yarmouth and formerly of Norwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16, after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Diane was a 1974 graduate of Norwood High School and studied at Northeastern University. Both sons entered the Marine Corps and she became a proud Marine Mom. She volunteered with […]

Borden, Robert E.

Robert E. Borden, 81, of Canton, passed away November 14 at Norwood Hospital after a brief illness. Born and raised in Cambridge, he attended Cambridge schools and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He worked as a custodian for the Ten Acre School in Wellesley for many years before retiring. He has lived […]

Resident seeks answers after paving nightmare

Dear Editor: On Monday, November 13, someone made the decision to pave Messinger and Walnut streets. Okay, but what explains the decision to pave Rockland and Mechanic streets at the same time, making it physically impossible for any resident to get home or for school buses, mail deliveries, UPS, etc. to get through. This was a huge mistake […]

Bridge over troubled waters?

Dear Editor: Given the connection between Napleton Co. and Canton Holdings, does Canton really think it wise to buy a bridge from this outfit? (The zoning board has approved a new road and bridge through the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment site that will connect Revere and Neponset streets.) Ever since the million-dollar expenditure approved at town […]

True Tales Excerpt: Hiram’s Notes

The following is an excerpt from “Hiram’s Notes,” the latest installment of True Tales from Canton’s Past by local historian George T. Comeau. It is indeed curious to look upon seemingly random jottings and build a portrait of a person whom we have never met. It’s a simple gesture, a note that records the cycle […]

Town enters planning phase to chart course for future

The town of Canton is in the midst of planning for the future needs of the town through the creation of three plans: the Master Plan, the Open Space and Recreation Plan/Comprehensive Trails Master Plan, and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Master Plan. The three plans are in different stages of development, with completion of the […]

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