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MAC: Canton joins exSEL Network

Did you know … Canton is among nine Massachusetts school districts that will be participating in a new program to teach students social and emotional skills, including perseverance, empathy, self-awareness, and healthy decision-making. Canton School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, in a recent news release announcing Canton’s entrance into the exSEL Network, said, “It is essential […]

Smart About Money: Paying for College

Every parent who has kids planning to go to college thinks about the cost. How could you not? When we’re starting to see the $70,000 a year mark regularly surpassed at private colleges (for tuition, room and board), the idea of coming up with that kind of money by an August due date four years […]

Man About Canton: Fall Has Arrived

Did you know … Now that Labor Day has come and gone, kids are back to school, and the hot summer months are over, signs of autumn are beginning to be seen all around. Fall officially began on September 22 at 4:02 p.m. The weather is noticeably starting to change, and temperatures are starting to […]

Guest Column: Equifax Breach

By Vik Solem, president of MEI Security October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and fresh in our minds is the Equifax breach. Back on September 7, more than a month after their failure, Equifax admitted publicly that their security was compromised, exposing the personal information of 143,000,000 U.S. consumers. While this is not the […]

Man About Canton: Blue Hills Deer Hunt

Did you know … The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning its third deer hunt in the Blue Hills Reservation; however, this year the plan is to expand the hunt with five times more archery hunters (from 15 to 75); 16 more shotgun hunters (from 117 to 133), and increased acres (from 3,495 […]

True Tales: Treason and Revolution

A woodcut of the First Parish Church that served the congregation from 1747-1824 (Collection of the Canton Historical Society)

On an August night in 1776, long shadows cast across the room as Samuel Dunbar sat in his study contemplating what he was about to do. The die had already been cast, yet he would find in his voice the moral, religious, and political authority to do what would certainly be considered high treason against […]

Smart About Money: How to Become Rich

A few weeks ago, there was a radio commercial for some sort of money-making opportunity. I don’t remember the company or what they were selling. I do remember very clearly hearing the commercial say, “You can’t get rich by saving.” What? Huh? The simple fact is that even if you win a monster lottery or […]

Four-Legged Friends: ID Tags

Whenever I see a “Do you know this dog?” (or cat) posting from Canton Animal Control on Facebook, it makes me wonder why so many folks seem to have a hard time keeping identification on their pets. It isn’t difficult at all to affix an ID tag to your pet’s collar, so why do so […]

Man About Canton: Canton Softball Issues

Did you know … MAC read with great interest the recent article by reporter Mike Berger in the Canton Citizen regarding the “dwindling softball interest” in the town of Canton. The Canton Men’s League was established in 1946 and the Slow Pitch League began in 1967. According to Berger, a combination of a lack of […]

Margin Notes: Good Books

This summer, I worked in a bookstore, a job I’ve wanted — and idealized — for a long time. “It doesn’t matter what work they’ll have me doing,” I told my mom insistently when she pointed out the other work that comes with the job. “I’ll be able to talk with people about books.” Then […]

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