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Proposed detox facility pressing on with appeal


The company behind a proposed 48-bed substance abuse detoxification center at the former Bay State School of Technology property on Turnpike Street has filed a formal appeal of a recent building commissioner’s ruling and is moving forward with plans to open the facility, according to Canton zoning attorney Paul Schneiders. “Yes, we are moving forward […]

BOS to halt work at Pequitside pending review

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Selectmen on Tuesday night announced the creation of a Pequitside Farm Task Force that will be made up of town officials as well as one or two abutters to the property. Selectmen asked that all construction at the site be halted until the task force can meet and discuss the planned renovations to the town-owned […]

Schools asked to cut $540K from proposed budget

Canton school officials will have to decide whether to compromise or stand their ground after the town’s Revenue Forecast Committee asked them to slash $540,072 from their proposed school operating budget for the next fiscal year. The revenue committee, which includes Finance Director Jim Murgia and members of the Finance Committee and other town officials, […]

Fire chief implements 2nd wave of reorganization

Fire Chief Charles Doody is calling his most recent department reorganization the most impactful change to come to the CFD since EMS ambulance service was added to the force in 1972. Doody recently implemented the second major wave of personnel adjustments with the retirement of Fire Captain Dan Beal, who stepped down after 31 years […]

Canton Democrats to hold annual caucus


Registered Democrats in Canton will hold a caucus on Saturday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at the Canton Public Library to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in Worchester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state […]

TreeTop relocation plan zips through town boards

TreeTop Adventures — the Canton-based outdoor zip-line park that has delighted patrons but rankled many of its closest neighbors — has been given the chance to start anew after the town’s zoning board voted unanimously last week to approve the park’s relocation plans. With the approval, which includes an affirmative vote for the site plan […]

Town to warn Rez skaters while mulling winter uses

Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall will be working with town departments to post at least four signs near Reservoir Pond to warn skaters that the ice may be thin and that they are “skating at their own risk.” The signs are the first indication that selectmen are considering opening Reservoir Pond for winter use. Still up […]

School Committee approves modulars for JFK School

See this week’s print edition of the Canton Citizen to read the full version of this story ~ In a unanimous vote on January 11, the Canton School Committee agreed to spend between $1.6 and $2 million in

Ice House pulls liquor license request amid opposition


The owners of the Canton Ice House withdrew an application for an all-alcohol restaurant license just hours before a scheduled hearing with the Board of Selectmen earlier this week after receiving several letters of opposition from various town officials. Selectmen opened the public hearing on the license at Tuesday night’s meeting, at which point Paul […]

Town in race against clock to rebuild Metropolis Rink

The town faces a deadline if it wants to use its insurance proceeds to fix Metropolis Rink. (Moira Sweetland photo)

The fate of Canton’s beloved Metropolis Skating Rink on Route 138 remains firmly in town hands, but the clock is ticking as the town faces a February 2019 deadline to begin rehabbing or rebuilding the shuttered facility or risk losing its insurance proceeds. Severely damaged when the roof collapsed during a morning youth hockey practice […]

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