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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 […]

Man About Canton: Marijuana Law

Did you know … Because Question 4 on the November 8 ballot passed, retail sales of recreational marijuana are likely to commence in Massachusetts this fall when the state plans to make licenses available. The ballot question included a provision that prohibits municipalities from banning or severely limiting sales except by referendum. Massachusetts became the […]

Hanningtons softball wins world championship

(Front row, l-r) Calvin Freedman, Joe DeFelice, Al Spirdione, Frank Gordon, Rich Vena; (back row) Angie Scarcella, Lee Southworth, Allan Shuman, Tom Silvia, Charlie Howe, Rene Vignault, Justin McGrath and Woody Wood

The Hanningtons 75 AAA senior softball team, sponsored by Canton Attorney Glen Hannington and managed by Canton Citizen columnist Joe DeFelice, won the International Senior Softball Association’s (ISSA) World Tournament of Champions held during the weekend of January 27-29 in Tampa, Florida. There were 135 teams competing for championship rings. It was the largest ISSA […]

Man About Canton: All in the family

Did you know … This year, the Canton town election has turned into a family affair. Running for selectman, we have Planning Board Chairman Jeremy Comeau, who had originally planned to run for a three-year Planning Board seat. His brother and Canton Citizen columnist George Comeau is running for reelection to the Board of Library […]

Man About Canton: Feb. 2 Preview

Did you know … Tax assistance is available to low- and moderate-income Canton seniors through the Tax-Aide program of the AARP. A trained volunteer will be at the Canton Senior Center to help you with your return. You must bring your federal and state W2 forms, your real estate tax bill (for the circuit breaker […]

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