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BOS, CAASA likely to seek ban on retail pot shops

It appears likely that the Canton Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), will sponsor a 2018 town meeting article prohibiting retail marijuana shops in Canton. Attorney Rich Hucksam of the town counsel’s office informed selectmen on Tuesday night that because the town as a whole voted against the […]

CAASA plans community forum on opioid epidemic

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is sponsoring a community forum on the opioid epidemic to be held on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Canton Public Library. Massachusetts is currently facing an opioid epidemic and Canton is certainly no stranger to this crisis. Understanding the causes and […]

Celebration of Life event remembers overdose victims

CAASA member Harriet Burak speaks about her son Michael during last week's Celebration of Life event. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 people, including local officials, first responders, and Canton High School students, gathered on the lawn in front of the Canton Senior Center last Thursday evening for a Celebration of Life event in memory of those lost to drug overdose. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every August 31 […]

Selectmen award contract for waterfront master plan

The Canton Board of Selectmen, in concert with Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, Parks and Recreation Director Liz Francis, and Conservation Agent Cynthia O’Connell, have chosen Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) Inc. of Boston to develop a master plan for the town-owned Earl Newhouse Waterfront Area at Reservoir Pond. The contract is for $48,700, which is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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