Category archives for: Town Government

Residents offer harsh critique of TreeTop zoning saga

Frustrations over the town’s handling of the TreeTop Adventures zoning saga bubbled to the surface at a ZBA hearing last week as residents of Ward Well Road and other concerned citizens were given a chance to clear the air following a contentious, two-year dispute over the zip-line park’s permitting and location. Opened in June 2016 […]

Traffic light proposed for Randolph St. at Washington

Town officials are looking at options to alleviate congestion at the Randolph/Washington St. intersection. (Michelle Stark photo)

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) issued its top two recommendations this week for solving the traffic bottleneck at the Washington-Randolph Street intersection. Both recommendations involve the installation of a traffic signal that could be timed for on-peak and off-peak travel. The first plan calls for installing a traffic light at the intersection and […]

Canton zip-line park announces plan to relocate

Dillon Anderson, 16, tests out one of the trails during Friends & Family Day on Friday, June 1. (Michelle Stark photo)

Embroiled in a zoning dispute with their neighbors and faced with the prospect of shutting down operations after a successful first year and a half of business, the owners of a Canton-based outdoor adventure park have come up with a new plan that they believe could be a win for all sides. Working in conjunction […]

Homeowners to see slight increase in FY18 tax bills

An average Canton homeowner’s tax bill will increase by just $2 from fiscal year 2017 to FY 2018. That was one of the key takeaways from the latest tax rate adjustments recommended by the town’s assessors and approved by the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night. The residential tax rate will come down 37 cents from […]

Town enters planning phase to chart course for future

The town of Canton is in the midst of planning for the future needs of the town through the creation of three plans: the Master Plan, the Open Space and Recreation Plan/Comprehensive Trails Master Plan, and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Master Plan. The three plans are in different stages of development, with completion of the […]

Selectmen OK RFP for Revere Heritage restaurant

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night approved a Request for Proposals (RFP) prepared by the Paul Revere Heritage Commission to seek out a private company with an interest in siting a restaurant at one of the historic buildings on the Revere Street site. Former Selectman Victor Del Vecchio and a member of the […]

Decision looming on fate of Canton zipline park

A contentious legal battle over the future of TreeTop Adventures — Canton’s popular new outdoor zipline park located on property owned by the Irish Cultural Centre — could be decided as soon as the middle of next month after the town’s zoning board heard arguments from both sides of the issue at an appeal hearing […]

Rez status in limbo over historical records question

A view of Reservoir Pond courtesy of George T. Comeau

Selectmen are hoping that a legislative conference call involving state Rep. Bill Galvin, state Senator Walter Timilty, other legislative staffers, and Town Counsel Paul DeRensis can help resolve a historical records question barring approval of Canton’s request for Reservoir Pond to be delisted as a Great Pond. An unnamed legislative attorney is recommending to the […]

FinCom to split cost of school feasibility study

The Canton Finance Committee has agreed to split the cost of a feasibility study that will help to determine some of the key components of the Canton Public Schools’ facilities master plan and associated grade reorganization proposal. The landmark plan, approved by the School Committee last month, calls for a series of renovations and a […]

Latest approvals pave way for Plymouth Rubber project

The new road through the Plymouth Rubber development will connect Revere and Neponset streets. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly two and a half years since the landmark special town meeting vote and following a second major site plan review process, it finally appears to be ‘go time’ for the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment project and Paul Revere Heritage Site. With much of the planning and prep work now complete — including demolition of old […]

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