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MAC: New Hotel & Restaurant

Did you know … The Boston Mutual Company is in the process of planning to construct a new hotel with 138 rooms and a “top-line,” 6,000-square-foot restaurant on a three-acre parcel situated off Royall Street between its company and the Reebok headquarters. The project has the backing of all the corporate abutters as well as […]

Man About Canton: Mass. License Plates

Did you know … Massachusetts license plates are made in prison. If you ever wondered about Massachusetts auto license plates, you may be interested to know that they are all made by prisoners at the MCI-Cedar Junction prison in Walpole, where they have been making them since 1920. Approximately 4.8 million Massachusetts plates are currently […]

Man About Canton: Snakes Alive!

Did you know … A recent interesting article in the Boston Globe mentioned that the state plans to breed and raise 150 venomous timber rattlesnakes and then turn them loose on protected land on a small island in the middle of the Quabbin Reservoir, which, by the way, provides drinking water to Boston and many […]

Man About Canton: March 3 Preview

Did you know … As most of you know by now, Canton’s state Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) has been in hot water over the past year due to allegations of ethical lapses culminating in an FBI and IRS raid at his Canton law office a few weeks ago. According to the Boston Globe, Joyce […]

MAC: Tragic Accidents in Canton

Did you know … As most of us know by now, in what can only be called tragic, freak accidents, two Cantonites both died during last week’s snowstorm. Kaleigh Kenyon, age 6, an adorable, red-headed kindergarten student at the Luce School, and Tommy Gunning, age 48, a husband and father of three sons who was […]

MAC: Canton planners not showing up

Did you know … It appears that the Canton Planning Board may have an attendance problem. According to a recent review of members’ attendance records, the five-member board has had perfect attendance at just 12 of its 39 public hearings since mid April 2014, when newest member Michael Mitcheroney was elected. Tori McClain, elected in […]

Man About Canton: More Deer Hunting

Did you know … The final numbers are in from the first deer hunt in the 122-year history of the Blue Hills Reservation. Over four days, hunters killed 64 deer, 47 of them female. State wildlife officials praised the hunt as a success, saying the effort will thin the growing population by at least 120 […]

Man About Canton: Happy New Year 2016

Did you know… At midnight on December 31, 2015, an old and decrepit Father Time, representing the year 2015, will come to an end. For some, it will be a happy passing, while others will be sad about it. For many, it is a time to make a lot of New Year’s resolutions, most of […]

Man About Canton: Merry Christmas

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 have been good. As usual, his loaded sleigh will be powered for his worldwide trek by his […]

Man About Canton: Canton’s Famous Weatherman

Did you know … As we all know, Canton High School has turned out some fine young men and women into the world. One of those is Lee Goldberg, a member of the CHS Class of 1990. Lee is currently the chief meteorologist for WABC-TV Channel 7 in New York, where he anchors Eyewitness News […]

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