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MAC: Interesting Election Statistics

Did you know … As seen in the recent past, the majority of Cantonites clearly do not vote in town elections. If four excellent candidates running for selectmen, including a longtime (15-year) incumbent, could only persuade 16.0 percent of the 16,415 registered voters in Canton to go to the polls, then we are in trouble. […]

MAC: History of American Legion Beatty Post 24

Did you know … It was 100 years ago on April 6, 1917, when then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany. This is a very solemn reminder of the more than 116,000 U.S. troops who sacrificed so others might live in peace and freedom. By the end of the war, […]

CCTV Election Night Coverage

Click on the image below to watch a rebroadcast of Canton Community Television’s 2017 election night coverage, which aired live on Tuesday, April 4. The program was hosted by Jay Turner, managing editor of the Canton Citizen.

Remembering Maura: Eat Dessert First

Editor’s note: The column below, entitled “New Friends,” was published in an earlier edition of the Canton Citizen and is being reprinted with a new introduction by the author in memory of the late Maura Sullivan, a Canton attorney and longtime community volunteer who passed away on March 11. I learned Maura’s philosophy of life […]

Man About Canton: March 30 Preview

Did you know … The Canton High School Alumni Association will hold its annual “Team Trivia Night” on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Canton American Legion. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a wine basket raffle, and Red Sox tickets donated by Canton alumna Nancy Zoppa Bender. DJ Gary Titus will provide […]

BOS candidates on the issues

Canton’s annual town election is this coming Tuesday, April 4, and for the second time in three years voters will have some tough choices to make in the race for Board of Selectmen, where there are four motivated candidates — one incumbent and three challengers — vying for two available seats. To better assist the […]

Smart About Money: Preventing Embezzlement

There are a couple of situations when a local business owner should absolutely take action to determine if someone is abusing your trust and embezzling from your business. If you have a nagging feeling that someone could be embezzling from you — that something is “off” somehow — chances are your intuition is correct. If […]

Four Legged Friends: Only the Lonely

Separation anxiety (SA) is a condition affecting both young and old dogs, newly purchased puppies, secondhand dogs from the shelter, or in my case, adopted ex-racing dogs. SA can range from mild to severe, and too many dogs are returned to shelters or adoption groups by overwhelmed owners who have no idea how to deal […]

Project RISE: Big Changes Start Small

Submitted by Project RISE, a Canton High School Community Problem Solving Team “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity,” were the wise words of the highly revered Pope Francis. These words hold true to the fact that refugees should not be regarded with indifference; these words imply that refugees are humans […]

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 […]

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