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Town seeks public input on intersection redesign

Selectmen Mark Porter and Kevin Feeney, along with other town officials, will soon be scheduling the first of three public meetings to gather resident input on a possible redesign of the intersection at Washington and Randolph streets. The three-way intersection, located at the convergence of two high-volume roadways, has long been considered one of Canton’s […]

BOS sends letter to state urging support for Canton rink

Selectmen called a special meeting on Monday afternoon, February 27, to draft an official letter to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy outlining the town’s argument on why it should receive state approval for a new regional ice rink in Canton. (Read the full text of the letter here) Selectmen met Monday […]

Selectmen authorize lowering of Reservoir Dam

After being briefed last week on some unexpected water seepage problems at Reservoir Pond Dam, the Board of Selectmen found the situation serious enough to lower the level of the dam until repairs can be made. According to Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall, the problems were recently discovered by the town’s consulting engineers, Stephens Associates. While […]

Town election to feature BOS, Planning Board races

A four-way race for two selectmen’s seats and a two-person battle for a Planning Board vacancy will be the main attractions in this year’s annual town election, set for Tuesday, April 4. With the deadline for returning nomination papers having come and gone last week, the field is now officially set as 15 candidates will […]

Residents, officials push for Canton rink option

The existing rink location is one of the possible sites identified by the DCR. (Moira Sweetland photo)

Nearly two years after the catastrophic roof collapse at Canton’s beloved Metropolis Skating Rink, the state design wheels are finally in motion with the goal of building a new regional ice rink. The question now is where to locate the new rink, and based on Monday night’s public hearing hosted by the state Department of […]

Selectmen welcome Community Problem Solvers

The Canton Board of Selectmen welcomed members of two Community Problem Solving teams at their past two meetings and offered their congratulations while pledging their continued support for both groups. On Tuesday, January 24, the selectmen heard a presentation from Team CROWN, a group of Kennedy School fourth graders who are committed to reducing the […]

Water/sewer, traffic enforcement highlight budget talks

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A “substantial” increase in anticipated water/sewer costs and additional traffic enforcement needs — along with the possible reduction of speed limits in certain thickly settled areas of town — were some of the top story lines that surfaced during a discussion of the FY18 municipal operating budget at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The […]

Library turns to PR campaign amid looming state cuts

A delivery truck arrives every business day at the Canton Public Library with materials that patrons have requested but that the library does not have in its collections. “Not every library can have all of the things that any one person needs,” Director Mark Lague said. The Canton library is a member of the Old […]

Selectman race heats up after departure of incumbent

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The 2017 town election season is fast approaching, and the competition seems to be heating up in a hurry in the marquee race for Board of Selectmen. With two BOS seats up for grabs in the April 4 election and one incumbent, Chairman Bob Burr, recently announcing plans to step down at the conclusion of […]

BOS chair, Rec director announce plans to step down

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

In a span of just four days, town officials learned of the surprise impending departures of two top municipal leaders: Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr and Parks and Recreation Director Janet Maguire. On Friday, January 6, Maguire tendered her resignation effective January 20 after accepting an offer to become the assistant head softball coach at Cornell […]

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