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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 […]

Man About Canton: Ghosts & Goblins

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 […]

Man About Canton: Rx painkillers on the rise

Did you know … In 2016, more American adults used prescription painkillers than cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and cigars combined. More than one in three American adults (35 percent) were given painkiller prescriptions by medical providers this past year. The percentage is even higher when you factor in the number of adults who obtained painkillers for […]

MAC: Senior Citizen Tax Credit Program

Did you know … The town of Canton offers the Senior Citizen Tax Credit Program to Canton senior citizens. Applicants for the program must be residential property owners in the town and also be 60 years of age or older. The program affords seniors the opportunity to work for the community in various specific, temporary, […]

MAC: Canton’s Amazing Ice House

Did you know … MAC was recently given the grand tour of the new Canton Ice House skating facility by one of it owners, Bill Dadasis. Believe it or not, the Canton Ice House will have its grand opening over this coming Labor Day weekend, less than one year after construction began. The Ice House […]

Man About Canton: Proposed Gas Pipeline

Did you know … Spectra Energy’s proposed gas pipeline project calls for 22 miles of new pipeline in eastern Massachusetts with the last five miles ending in Canton. The “Access Northeast Project” is slated to travel through Canton parallel to an existing 24-inch Algonquin gas transmission line. The new pipeline will be a 30-inch pipe. […]

Man About Canton: Water in Canton

Did you know … According to the Canton Department of Public Works (DPW) Water Division, the town of Canton has a distribution system of over 128 miles of water mains with more than 6,600 service connections, 1,100 fire hydrants, five storage tanks, and two pump stations. Canton uses an average of 2.5 million gallons of […]

Man About Canton: Another Deer Hunt

Did you know … State wildlife officials are proposing another deer hunt in the Blue Hills over six days in November and December to cull deer from the 7,000-acre reservation. This year’s proposal would allow 117 shotgun hunters, and for the first time, 23 archery hunters during each two-day segment for a total of 420 […]

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