Category archives for: Town Government

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

More than 2 years have passed since the roof collapsed at Metropolis Skating Rink. (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 […]

CAASA to open info and drop-in centers

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The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is working with Town Hall, the Council on Aging, Canton Public Library, and the Parks & Recreation, Health, Police, and Fire-Rescue departments to place information centers in their locations with substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for the public. CAASA Chairman Nick Pirelli said information centers […]

CCPC approves more than $1M in funding requests

A copper roof for the historic Revere rolling mill is one of the projects recommended for funding by the CCPC. (George Comeau photo)

A whopping 11 public projects, many of which are “shovel ready,” will all be in line for some form of Community Preservation Act funding in the spring in what Community Preservation Committee Chairman George Comeau is calling a “banner year” for the CPA in Canton. At its meeting held last Tuesday, December 20, the eight-member […]

Pine Street solar farm a ‘windfall’ for Canton

Aerial photo of Canton solar facility on Pine Street

Canton Finance Director Jim Murgia told selectmen Tuesday night that the board’s decision to create a solar facility at the former Pine Street dump has created a massive financial windfall for the town, resulting in hundreds of thousands in electrical savings and millions in additional revenue. In fiscal year 2013, selectmen voted to lease 15 […]

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