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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Town revises ’18 ballot after school board resignation

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Another elected office will be up for grabs in the upcoming April town election following the surprise resignation of veteran School Committee member John Bonnanzio last week. Bonnanzio, who has served the board for a total of 12 years across two separate stints, tendered his resignation in a letter to the town clerk’s office dated […]

Year in Review Excerpt: A Look Back at 2017

Supporters hold political signs during the April 2017 town election. (Michelle Stark photo)

The following is an excerpt from the Canton Citizen’s 2017 year in review. Check out this week’s paper for a look back at some of the other top stories of 2017, including corruption scandals with Canton ties, CAASA’s substance abuse prevention efforts, and much more. Voters opt for fresh faces in memorable town election After a […]

Recreation in focus with FY 2019 CPA projects

The Paul Revere Heritage Site stands to benefit from additional CPA monies. (Jay Turner photo)

Four separate recreation projects, a series of infrastructure improvements at the Paul Revere Heritage Park, and additional upgrades at the Rubin Court housing complex will all be in line for some form of Community Preservation Act funding in FY 2019 in what is shaping up to be another strong year for CPA spending in Canton. […]

Town Clerk announces town election deadlines

Town Clerk Tracy Kenney has announced that nomination papers for the 2018 annual town election, to be held on April 3, will be available in the Town Clerk’s office beginning Monday, January 8, at 9 a.m. The deadline to obtain nomination papers is Friday, February 9, at 5 p.m. Those seeking office in the election […]

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