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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 […]

Town buildings study identifies structural deficiencies

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Selectmen received the town buildings assessment report with a recommendation to spend an estimated $34 million over 10 years to bring all 20 buildings up to code and in good internal and external condition. Four structural deficiencies were noted by the architectural firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis, with the most serious identified at the former […]

PR builders eye approvals for new road, bridge

It’s been a slow and steady crawl for the developers of the Plymouth Rubber redevelopment effort following the landmark rezoning of the property nearly two years ago. But the pace of construction may soon quicken considerably with the arrival of warmer weather and the expected completion of another key permitting phase. As it stands, the […]

Residents offer solutions for Randolph at Washington

Nearly everyone is in agreement that the intersection of Washington and Randolph streets is a major traffic bottleneck and also a potential danger to pedestrians and cyclists. On Monday night, a group of 25 residents and town officials began a journey of suggesting traffic solutions for the troubled intersection. It appears from the meeting that […]

Canton voters pick Connolly, Theodore in 4-way Board of Selectmen race

Chris Connolly, Tom Shaughnessy, Bob Sykes, Lyle Channing, Rickie Eckler, and Eileen Magee hold signs in front of the Rodman building on Election Day on Tuesday, April 4. (Michelle Stark photo)

It was a night for the newcomers as Canton voters welcomed two more fresh faces — Chris Connolly and Tom Theodore — to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday in a closely followed and highly anticipated 2017 town election. Connolly, a former two-term Planning Board member, was the night’s big winner in the four-way BOS […]

Selectmen okay temporary solution for Reservoir dam

Selectmen hope to raise the level of Reservoir Pond in the coming weeks with the assistance of the DPW and a private engineering firm. The work will cost approximately $20,000 and selectmen authorized the expenditure from one of their mitigation accounts. The DPW will perform the work to save the town additional costs. The project […]

BOS picks Raynham director to lead Parks & Rec

The Canton Board of Selectmen on Tuesday chose current Raynham Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Francis as Canton’s new Parks and Recreation director out of a pool of three finalists. Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said it was a very difficult decision among what he described as three very qualified candidates, including Nick Pirelli, Canton’s assistant […]

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