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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 […]

MAC: What’s up with the trees

Did you know … A few weeks ago, residents began to notice that the trees at Sydeman Park on Washington Street next to the waterfall had been hastily chopped down, leaving unsightly and possibly dangerous stumps, each more than two feet tall. According to the selectmen, the trimming of trees was performed at the request […]

MAC: Coach Smith remembered

Did you know … Canton High School is mourning the loss of legendary former hockey coach Don Smith, who passed away on December 31, 2016. Smith, known for always wearing a scally cap and his well-worn Canton jacket emblazoned with the Bulldogs emblem, coached the Bulldogs hockey program from 1974 to 1989, during which his […]

Man About Canton: Tax bills still climbing

Did you know … The average tax bill for a single-family home in Canton will increase this year by $162, according to Bill Galvin, chairman of the Board of Assessors. The average assessed value of a single-family home has risen from $491,389 to $504,606, a 2.7 percent increase from last year. The average condominium assessment […]

MAC: Merry Christmas to All!

Did you know … Now that Santa Claus has read his mail, made his list, and checked it twice, he and his sleigh are ready to deliver tons of presents to those who didn’t pout or cry and reportedly have been good. As usual, his loaded sleigh will be powered for his worldwide trek by […]

Man About Canton: Billionaire Donations

Did you know … In the past month, we have seen some of the largest donations by three of the richest billionaires in the United States. The biggest was a $3 billion donation by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The 32-year-old billionaire and his Quincy-raised wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced that they would commit $3 billion […]

Man About Canton: Things you may not know

Did you know … Social Security recipients and federal retirees will only receive a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year. The adjustment equals an increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient. The average monthly payment is $1,238. A potrepreneur is a businessperson who sells marijuana. For the past 16 […]

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