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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 […]

MAC: Canton Golf Courses in the News

Did you know … This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Milton-Hoosic Club in Canton. The club is one of the 100 oldest in the United States and is the result of a merger between the Milton Club, established in 1891, and the Hoosic-Whisick Club, established a year later in 1892. The original holes […]

MAC: Bullying must be stopped

Middle school, grades 6, 7 and 8, is tough for almost everyone. It is a time for boys and girls when hormones, social pressure, and insecurity collide; but the worst part of this time is the bullying that goes on in the schools. Bullying is very serious and must be recognized and stopped as soon […]

Man About Canton: New Town Admin

Did you know … Canton’s new town administrator, Charles Aspinwall, recently signed a three-year contract to succeed Bill Friel, the retiring longtime town administrator, whose last day of work is June 30. Friel served as Canton’s administrator for the past 25 years. Aspinwall, who lives in Sharon, has an extensive background in municipal services. He […]

MAC: Good News for Schools

Editor’s note: The information pertaining to the FY17 school budget has been updated since the June 9 print edition. Did you know … The fiscal year 2017 school budget received a 5.01 percent increase over the current budget and was backed by the Finance Committee, Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and town meeting voters. It added […]

Man About Canton: Betsy’s Buzz Cuts

Did you know … Betsy’s Barbershop in Canton, with owner Betsy Freshman, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Joe Andruzzi (Up) Beat Cancer Foundation on Sunday, June 5, from 12-4 p.m. Betsy’s Barbershop at 789 Washington Street will hold “Haircuts for Hudson,” a $12 buzz cut where 100 percent of the proceeds, including tips, […]

Man About Canton: Canton Family Businesses

Did you know … The Pastene Company, recognized by its bright yellow and red product labeling and its popular kitchen ready canned tomatoes, is headquartered here in Canton off Route 138 in a 50,000-square-foot office and distribution center. The Pastene business was started in 1874 by Luigi Pastene and his son, Pietro Pastene, and it […]

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