Man About Canton: Dedham St. Work


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The state is in the process of replacing the three bridges on Dedham Street, one over I-95, one over the railroad tracks, and one over the Neponset River. The state also plans to expand that section of Dedham Street to five travel lanes. This is part of the $44.2 million project that includes construction of a new I-95 North off-ramp onto Dedham Street in Canton. State officials said that the project will improve access to the large University Avenue development in Westwood and the Route 128 commuter rail station.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Canton’s newest hotel, will include 138 rooms and an upscale restaurant. The building is situated on a three-acre parcel between Boston Mutual’s headquarters and the former Reebok property. The projected opening date is late spring of 2019.

China has more billionaires than the United States, but American billionaires still control the most wealth at $2.8 trillion.

Budweiser is the world’s largest brewer, while Bud Light is the most popular beer in the United States by volume, but it is down 15 percent from its 2008 high. The reason, according to the beer industry, is that U.S. drinkers are turning to craft brews by smaller companies.

Winter is getting shorter as the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans now say they get news from social media.

Almost one in three Americans age 65 to 69 is still working, along with almost one in five still working in their early 70s.

According to the journal Health Affairs, Americans in their late 50s already have more serious health problems than people at the same age did 10 to 15 years ago.

The Canton American Legion will hold a Veterans Day breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Legion Hall. Tickets are $7 per person and are on sale at the Legion Lounge, Veterans Services office at 660 Washington Street, and at Hal’s Barbershop at 632 Washington Street. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The CHS Class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion at the Canton American Legion from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 25. For more information, contact Lori Arsenault at 339-237-7381.

Lloyd Hill is the 89-year-old father of 37-year-old Rich Hill, the Los Angeles Dodgers crafty left-handed curveball specialist. Lloyd Hill was the Canton High School football coach when the Bulldogs upset Stoughton High School 18-8 in 1959. Stougton was a 14-point favorite with only one loss going into that Thanksgiving Day game while Canton had a record of 2-6. Lloyd Hill went on to become the principal of Quincy High School for over 20 years.

Rich Hill, who graduated in 1999 from Milton High School, has played on eight teams in 13 years, including the Boston Red Sox. This year, Hill signed a three-year, $48-million contract with LA and helped pitch the Dodgers to the brink of a World Series title, starting two games in the thrilling seven-game series against the Houston Astros. Hill finished the regular season with a 12-8 record and a 3.32 earned run average and also compiled a 2.55 ERA across four postseason starts.

Selectmen recently hired retired police officers Errol Lane, Mark Ronayne, Donald Wolfe, Jr. and Robert Sykes as part-time detail officers. A 2017 Canton town meeting article and legislative approval paved the way for the hiring of the retired officers.

The town of Canton recently honored longtime former Selectwoman Avril Elkort with the new Avril T. Elkort Veranda at the entrance of Memorial Hall. Avril served on the Board of Selectmen for 27 years.

The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory in Canton recorded a wind gust of 74 mph during the rain/wind storm on October 30.

Eversource Electric Company serves 10,576 customers in the town of Canton. Electricity was out in many areas of Canton during the October 30 rainstorm.

Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what actually is good for you.

That is all for now folks. See you next week.

Joe DeFelice can be reached at

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