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Man About Canton: July 4th & more

Did you know … Canton Recreation Director Liz Francis, her assistant Nick Pirelli, and the Recreation Commission are busy putting together the July 4th celebration. This year’s event will once again be held at the Irish Cultural Centre off Route 138 on New Boston Drive. MAC met with Deputy Director Pirelli, who said that the […]

Heartfelt thanks to a town that gave so much

Dear Editor: The sons of Karl and Frances Bischoff wish to thank so many of their wonderful neighbors, friends, first responders — simply put, too many people to count — who gave their lives as residents of Canton so much meaning. It’s easy to take for granted the things that make up normal everyday life. […]

Smart About Money: Banking Advice

This is not just about Canton Co-operative Bank, though that is obviously the bank I know best. From my previous career as a bank examiner, I know that what I am about to say is true of many, many community banks throughout New England and nationwide. Day-to-day money management is a huge part of people’s […]

Ticks: No Friend of Mine

When I was a kid, a tick was just a disgusting thing you had to occasionally pull off the dog. I vividly remember my dad deciding I was old enough to start doing it myself instead of running to him and telling him, “Dad, there’s a tick on the dog.” I didn’t want to touch […]

Thank you from Canton Veterans Fund

Dear Editor: While preparing for this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony, we stood at the American flag in the Veterans Memorial Park and felt a great sense of satisfaction. Finally, the park feels finished. When I took the position as director and agent of the Canton Veterans Services Department in 2001, I knew there […]

Man About Canton: Outstanding Memorial Day

Did you know … Canton’s Memorial Day celebration was another outstanding affair sponsored by the Canton American Legion Post 24 and led by Legion Commander John Carrington and Canton Veterans Agent Tony Andreotti. Fortunately, the rain held off, and MAC was happy to see both the Canton High School band and the popular Canton American Legion […]

True Tales: Remembering the Civil War

This story originally appeared in the Canton Citizen on May 5, 2011. It may be cliché to say that you can touch history, but in all honesty, our history is made up of the places, artifacts and stories that we preserve for future generations to “touch.” Nowhere is this more evident than in the new […]

Smart About Money: Financing Tips

A gentleman came into the bank to get an objective opinion on a car loan he was considering. “The people at the dealership asked me what I was looking to pay a month,” he told me. “And that’s the amount the payment is. I can see that. But it looks like this car loan goes […]

Four-Legged Friends: Dog Search

A few weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday morning I met up with a woman who I have called a “friend” for about 10 years now. Kerry Wyler from Portland, Maine. It was on the happy occasion of her looking at the available greyhounds at the Greyhound Pets of America-Massachusetts kennel in Middleborough. Kerry has […]

Man About Canton: Foley’s 5K Race

Did you know … Foley’s Backstreet Grille will be holding its 5th annual 5K Road Race to benefit the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (formerly known as the Massachusetts Hospital School) on Sunday, May 7, at the school’s location, 3 Randolph Street in Canton. The race begins at 12 noon. Over the past four years, […]

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