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BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

Earl Newhouse Waterfront Community Day a big success

L-R: Parks & Rec. Deputy Director Nick Pirelli, Selectman Tom Theodore, and Playground & Recreation Commission Chairman John McCourt

It was a day of hard work and camaraderie as residents and town officials gathered at the Earl Newhouse Waterfront on Saturday for the inaugural Earl Newhouse Waterfront Community Day. Organized by Selectman Tom Theodore and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Task Force, the event was deemed an “incredible success” by the Canton Parks & Recreation […]

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Launch of Dedham St. construction highlights busy roadwork season

Rendering of the new I-95 off-ramp (on right) and existing I-95 on-ramp (Source: MassDOT)

The start of a major infrastructure improvement project on Dedham Street, the final phase of a gas main replacement program on Washington Street, and a series of town paving projects are all on the docket in what is shaping up to be another busy summer construction season across the town of Canton. All three major […]

Ponkapoag Civic OK’d for more one-day licenses

Noting a better spirit of cooperation between neighbors and the Ponkapoag Civic Association, selectmen on Tuesday night unanimously approved eight additional one-day licenses to serve alcoholic beverages at the Civic’s outdoor patio and picnic area from 4-8 p.m. Earlier this year, the board approved eight initial one-day licenses for June and July as part of […]

Randolph/Washington redesign plans coming into focus

It appears that the solutions for the redesign of the intersection at Randolph and Washington streets will likely include a clearly marked right-hand turn lane onto Washington Street from Randolph; some kind of a timed traffic light during peak traffic hours; and a realignment of the roadway to engage motorists to make quicker decisions. Those […]

DCR to Canton: On your own with skating rink

After more than two years of waiting, Canton selectmen finally got an answer from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) concerning the fate of a new regional public ice rink and there are mixed results. The good news is that the rink will be located in Canton and not Norwood — either in […]

BOS to decide on water/sewer rate hikes

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Water and sewer costs are likely to increase almost 6 percent for the next fiscal year after a recommendation put forth Tuesday night to selectmen and the Water/Sewer Rate and Policy Committee. Consultant Doug Gardner, president of Pioneer Consulting Group, who has advised the town on utility rates for the past several years, said last […]

Close TM vote could end ‘great pond’ status for Rez

In the closest vote of the two town meeting sessions last week, voters on Wednesday, May 10, narrowly approved an article that authorizes the Board of Selectmen to petition the state legislature to remove Reservoir Pond’s status as a “great pond” and permit the board to regulate the use of the town-owned waterway. In a […]

Town meeting pegs Reebok HQ as Priority Dev Site

Town meeting voters on Monday night approved the Reebok parcel as Canton’s newest 43D Priority Development Site — a powerful state economic development tool and one that the town has used successfully on several past occasions. On the advice of Gene Manning, chairman of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and someone who has sheparded many […]

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