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Man About Canton: Dec. 14 Preview

Did you know … December is here, and it is time to think about the winter overnight parking restrictions. Town bylaws specify that all on-street parking longer than one hour between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., other than if acting in an emergency capacity, is prohibited between November 15 and April 1 so that streets […]

Man About Canton: ‘Fake News’

Did you know … Collins Dictionary has made the term “fake news” the Collins Word of the Year for 2017. The word — two words actually — will be added to the next print edition of the publisher’s dictionary. Fake news is defined as “false, often sensational information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.” […]

Man About Canton: Canton/Stoughton Rivalry

Did you know … Canton High School will face Stoughton High School in the classic Thanksgiving Day football matchup tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Memorial Field in Canton. Each year, MAC publishes some facts, figures, and trivia from the Canton/Stoughton rivalry that started in 1926. Here we go for this year: The rivalry is 91 […]

MAC: Jack-o’-lanterns & Halloween

Did you know … It is Halloween and as they have for many generations, hundreds of little ghosts and goblins will once again scurry around your neighborhood looking for candy. Groups of them will knock on your door, and after loudly stating their time-honored demand of “trick or treat,” they will present their loot bags […]

MAC: Canton joins exSEL Network

Did you know … Canton is among nine Massachusetts school districts that will be participating in a new program to teach students social and emotional skills, including perseverance, empathy, self-awareness, and healthy decision-making. Canton School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, in a recent news release announcing Canton’s entrance into the exSEL Network, said, “It is essential […]

Man About Canton: Fall Has Arrived

Did you know … Now that Labor Day has come and gone, kids are back to school, and the hot summer months are over, signs of autumn are beginning to be seen all around. Fall officially began on September 22 at 4:02 p.m. The weather is noticeably starting to change, and temperatures are starting to […]

Man About Canton: Blue Hills Deer Hunt

Did you know … The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning its third deer hunt in the Blue Hills Reservation; however, this year the plan is to expand the hunt with five times more archery hunters (from 15 to 75); 16 more shotgun hunters (from 117 to 133), and increased acres (from 3,495 […]

Man About Canton: Canton Softball Issues

Did you know … MAC read with great interest the recent article by reporter Mike Berger in the Canton Citizen regarding the “dwindling softball interest” in the town of Canton. The Canton Men’s League was established in 1946 and the Slow Pitch League began in 1967. According to Berger, a combination of a lack of […]

Man About Canton: Hockey Standouts

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 […]

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