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Man About Canton: Aug. 17 Preview

Did you know … Dan Muse, a Canton High School graduate, was recently hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Muse joins a Predators team that won the Western Conference this past season and finished just two wins shy of a Stanley Cup title. Muse himself also has […]

Man About Canton: Atty. John Dowd

Did you know … Attorney John Dowd was a former Canton High School classmate of MAC’s. Many of you may not know his name but may member him for what he did in 1989 and what he will be doing in the coming months. Here’s a little background on the former Cantonite. John was a […]

Man About Canton: A Funicular

Did you know … The Boston Globe recently did a story in its business section on a proposal by Shelly Hoon-Keith and her husband, builder and former Cantonite John Keith, to access the Neponset River from their new hilltop home in Milton. The river is more than 45 feet down a steep bluff in their […]

Man About Canton: July 4th & more

Did you know … Canton Recreation Director Liz Francis, her assistant Nick Pirelli, and the Recreation Commission are busy putting together the July 4th celebration. This year’s event will once again be held at the Irish Cultural Centre off Route 138 on New Boston Drive. MAC met with Deputy Director Pirelli, who said that the […]

Man About Canton: Outstanding Memorial Day

Did you know … Canton’s Memorial Day celebration was another outstanding affair sponsored by the Canton American Legion Post 24 and led by Legion Commander John Carrington and Canton Veterans Agent Tony Andreotti. Fortunately, the rain held off, and MAC was happy to see both the Canton High School band and the popular Canton American Legion […]

Man About Canton: Foley’s 5K Race

Did you know … Foley’s Backstreet Grille will be holding its 5th annual 5K Road Race to benefit the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (formerly known as the Massachusetts Hospital School) on Sunday, May 7, at the school’s location, 3 Randolph Street in Canton. The race begins at 12 noon. Over the past four years, […]

Man About Canton: Coach of the Year

Did you know … Canton High School girls hockey coach Dennis Aldrich was named by the Boston Globe as the Division 2 Coach of the Year. Aldrich led the Bulldogs to a 14-5-6 record and an appearance in the Division 2 state finals this past season. Dennis is a 1976 Canton High School graduate and […]

MAC: Interesting Election Statistics

Did you know … As seen in the recent past, the majority of Cantonites clearly do not vote in town elections. If four excellent candidates running for selectmen, including a longtime (15-year) incumbent, could only persuade 16.0 percent of the 16,415 registered voters in Canton to go to the polls, then we are in trouble. […]

MAC: History of American Legion Beatty Post 24

Did you know … It was 100 years ago on April 6, 1917, when then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany. This is a very solemn reminder of the more than 116,000 U.S. troops who sacrificed so others might live in peace and freedom. By the end of the war, […]

Man About Canton: March 30 Preview

Did you know … The Canton High School Alumni Association will hold its annual “Team Trivia Night” on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Canton American Legion. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a wine basket raffle, and Red Sox tickets donated by Canton alumna Nancy Zoppa Bender. DJ Gary Titus will provide […]

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