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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 […]

Revere Copper Products reconnects with Canton roots

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

It once covered the original wooden dome of the Massachusetts State House and protected the hull of the nation’s most famous war ship. And now that same, good old-fashioned, American-made Revere copper could be making its way home to Canton, thanks to a partnership forged between the town’s Paul Revere Heritage Commission and Revere Copper […]

Selectmen face tough choices on FY18 capital spending

Selectmen will have some tough choices to make in the coming weeks as they attempt to whittle down more than $4 million in capital spending requests to fit within the FY18 budget target of $1.34 million. At their meeting on Tuesday night, selectmen heard presentations from department heads and will wait for recommendations from Town […]

Residents, officials take public stand against hate

Last Tuesday evening at the Canton Public Library, a group of concerned local citizens, united by their shared values and a deep and abiding terror over a Donald Trump-led White House, gathered to discuss ways that they could support their fellow residents and help ensure that the Canton community remains “safe for diversity.” “We’re a […]

Town to honor longtime ZBA Chairman Paul Carroll

Canton attorney and longtime Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Paul B. Carroll will be honored Thursday, December 1, when the Board of Selectmen dedicates a room at Town Hall in recognition of his service to the town. Carroll has spent a combined 50 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canton Public […]

Police ID 3 suspects in alleged hacking of town account

Canton police plan to bring three Connecticut residents to court and charge them with felony counts of larceny over $250 (false pretenses) after officials found a town of Canton vendor account had been compromised. Detective John Ruane was credited with cracking the case, and he is in the process of summoning the three individuals to […]

Residential tax bills set to rise, rate to go unchanged

The residential tax rate for the upcoming year will remain stable and the commercial tax rate will drop two cents. However, property tax bills will still increase because assessments continue to rise. In a report to selectmen Tuesday night, Bill Galvin, chairman of the Board of Assessors, stated that the average single family assessment in […]

Canton voting precinct picked for post-election audit

On Saturday, November 12, while many in Canton and around the country were trying to move on from an emotionally charged and tumultuous campaign season, 16 of the town’s election workers and Canton’s four voter registrars found themselves back at town hall, reliving election night one hand-counted ballot at a time. Canton’s precinct five, it […]

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 […]

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