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Galvin: Why I voted to increase pay

Dear Editor: Many residents have contacted me about legislation that increased stipends for certain positions in the legislature and pay for the state’s judges and constitutional officers. There has been considerable inaccurate information spread about what was included in this legislation. I wish to clarify some of the finer points of this legislation that helped […]

Legislative pay raises shocking, hypocritical

Dear Editor: I am disgusted and speechless by the size and scope of the pay raise Representative Bill Galvin (D-Canton) voted for himself and his fellow legislators. Thus, I will type it out. State legislators recently received a pay raise four weeks ago and came off a five-month vacation prior to their recent vote to […]

Environmental activism in the age of Trump

Dear Editor: As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to “Make America Great Again.” While what he meant remains ambiguous, what is clear is that he liberally invokes divisive rhetoric and blame and that caring for our environment is not part of his program. President Trump demonstrated that he is a climate change denier by […]

Man About Canton: All in the family

Did you know … This year, the Canton town election has turned into a family affair. Running for selectman, we have Planning Board Chairman Jeremy Comeau, who had originally planned to run for a three-year Planning Board seat. His brother and Canton Citizen columnist George Comeau is running for reelection to the Board of Library […]

Smart About Money: Beware of Scams

Bruce Murphy is the owner of Bruce’s Floor Cleaning Service here in Canton and I have his permission to share this story with you. One day in the mail, Bruce received a letter from the “Embassy Lottery Company of New York & London.” There was a check in the letter, drawn on the Presidio Bank […]

MAC: What’s up with the trees

Did you know … A few weeks ago, residents began to notice that the trees at Sydeman Park on Washington Street next to the waterfall had been hastily chopped down, leaving unsightly and possibly dangerous stumps, each more than two feet tall. According to the selectmen, the trimming of trees was performed at the request […]

MAC: Coach Smith remembered

Did you know … Canton High School is mourning the loss of legendary former hockey coach Don Smith, who passed away on December 31, 2016. Smith, known for always wearing a scally cap and his well-worn Canton jacket emblazoned with the Bulldogs emblem, coached the Bulldogs hockey program from 1974 to 1989, during which his […]

Man About Canton: Tax bills still climbing

Did you know … The average tax bill for a single-family home in Canton will increase this year by $162, according to Bill Galvin, chairman of the Board of Assessors. The average assessed value of a single-family home has risen from $491,389 to $504,606, a 2.7 percent increase from last year. The average condominium assessment […]

Year in Review: Notable stories from 2016

The following is an excerpt from the Canton Citizen’s 2016 year in review. Check out this week’s paper for a look back at some of the other top stories of 2016, including the development of the Paul Revere Heritage Site, the surprise departure of Reebok, and much more. Storm-related tragedies rock Canton community The collective hearts […]

Smart About Money: January Jumpstart

Even people who are super-organized with their finances often don’t have things set up so that anyone could come in and carry on for them in case of an emergency. Whether that’s the one step you haven’t taken yet or you’re just deciding to get more organized with your finances, this is a particularly auspicious […]

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