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Selectmen upset with Columbia Gas road work

Selectman John Connolly voiced his displeasure with Columbia Gas construction supervisor Justin Brown on Tuesday night over the utility company’s repeated practice of working past agreed-upon deadlines at various gas projects around town this past construction season. Columbia Gas requested longer days in November to complete the York Street gas main project (two days’ worth […]

Selectman proposes master plan for Rez waterfront

Reservoir Pond from Pleasant Street (Courtesy of George Comeau)

Selectman Victor Del Vecchio, in an effort to improve public accessibility at the town-owned Earl Newhouse Waterfront area leading to Reservoir Pond, has proposed a master plan for the site. Del Vecchio, who announced the plan at Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting, said the cost is estimated at $65,000 and would be paid for with Community […]

Canton voters face tough decision on ballot question 4

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts has kicked into high gear in recent weeks as voters in Canton and across the commonwealth continue to mull the pros and cons of the proposed ballot initiative in the run-up to the November 8 state election. Ballot Question 4, submitted by the […]

Town receives top marks on latest financial audit

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An independent auditor has given Canton’s 2015 financial books a superlative rating and commended the town for its top bond rating, high level of cash reserves, and workable plan to meet its pension liability. Roselli, Clark & Associates gave the town a “Clear Opinion,” the highest grade available, in its review of the FY15 financial […]

Canton prepares for 1st ever early voting period

The town of Canton is excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through November 4. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed […]

Future of Metropolis Rink hinges on new state studies

Already 19 months from the collapse of the Metropolis Skating Rink, state officials have decided to conduct additional feasibility and use studies before deciding where and how to replace the damaged state-owned facility. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have informed selectmen that they are looking at three possible sites: the existing location […]

Selectmen approve Reservoir Pond use regulations

After a full year of studies and hearings, the Canton Board of Selectmen, in a series of votes Tuesday night, finally came to terms on a use plan for the town-owned Reservoir Pond. While acknowledging from the outset that they could not possibly satisfy all sides with any one set of regulations, board members said […]

Selectmen find common ground with Rez abutters

By the end of Tuesday morning’s two-hour selectmen’s meeting with Reservoir Pond abutters, there was a spirit of compromise in the room. Ten abutters and interested residents attended the August 30 meeting, which was scheduled in the morning to accommodate the availability of selectmen. Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said he had called the meeting at […]

Public health nurse seeks local seniors for fall prevention study

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Terri Khoury’s clientele ranges in age from 3 to 103 years old. In her role as the town of Canton’s public health nurse, Khoury, MSN, RN, believes that while her job is multi-faceted, her prime responsibility is singular. “The health of the community,” she said. Khoury has visited commercial day care centers in Canton, the […]

Resident complaints put MV speeding on town’s radar

The frequency and severity of motor vehicle speeding has recently surfaced as a hot-button issue across Canton, with the Board of Selectmen seemingly addressing a different trouble spot each meeting, from “cut-through” streets such as Wentworth Road and Lawrence Street, to the usual high-volume traffic locations such as Dedham, Bolivar, and Washington streets. The Citizen […]

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