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BOS not objecting to medical marijuana dispensary

The Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to issue a statement of “no objection” to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on New Boston Drive in Canton. The proposal was submitted by MD Holistics, owned by the Mullen family, and includes plans for a 5,000-square-foot facility. Selectman Bob Burr cast the lone dissenting vote. […]

Flood channel project sparks environ. concerns

When Jackie Langlois took one look at the dead beaver lying in the road just a few houses down from hers on Neponset Street late Friday night, she felt a mix of anger and sadness, but most of all she felt defeated.

Policy change proves too costly for Rec instructors

Sherry Herzog has taught music to Canton children for more than 30 years through the Parks and Recreation Department. A professional musician, she taught a preschool music class and a “song, dance and yoga” class every Monday. Over the years, she added a school vacation class and created Camp Broadway, a summer program in which […]

Planning Board member resigns

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Tori McClain has called it quits after three years on the Canton Planning Board. McClain, who still had two years remaining on the five-year seat she won in 2013, announced her “immediate” resignation in a letter sent to the Board of Selectmen on Monday. “I have enjoyed my three-plus years in serving the citizens of […]

School board endorses plan to support at-risk students

In an effort to combat the alarming rate of Canton middle schoolers who have reported suicidal thoughts, the Canton School Committee voted last week to support a plan for additional program and staff supports as outlined by a team of CPS administrators. The latest statistics on suicidal thoughts, as well as high rates of alcohol […]

BOS hears plans to build medical marijuana dispensary

Selectmen did not render a decision but took under advisement the application of MD Holistics Co. to build a 5,000-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary at 1 New Boston Drive, off Route 138. MD Holistics has applied for state licensing approval, and the Mullin family, owners of the company, asked selectmen Tuesday night to send a statement […]

Lack of races leads to abysmal turnout for 2016 election

Only 334 (2.3 percent) of the town’s registered voters turned out at the polls in Canton’s 2016 town election held on Tuesday, April 5. The ballot featured 10 candidates for 10 available seats, marking the fourth time in the last six years that Canton did not have any contested races. Reelected to office were incumbents John […]

New year-round collection facility to open Friday

Canton’s revamped yard waste and household bulk center opens tomorrow, April 1, and will remain open year round with winter hours to be determined, according to DPW Superintendent Mike Trotta. Located at the former Pine Street landfill, the facility will not only accept yard waste, but residents will now be allowed to bring bulk furniture […]

MAPC issues preliminary report for Reservoir Pond

Reservoir Pond from Pleasant Street (Courtesy of George Comeau)

The long-awaited report from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) concerning the use of the 255-acre Reservoir Pond arrived at the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night, and although preliminary in nature, it provided a roadmap for selectmen to draw on in the near future. The MAPC report was due to be posted on the town’s website […]

Neighborhood concerns dominate traffic meeting

The changing character of the Ponkapoag Civic Association, noise disturbances at the Pleasant Street roundabout, and a citizen proposal for a town-wide traffic study were all on the docket at an action-packed Blue Ribbon Traffic Committee meeting held last Tuesday evening at Canton Town Hall. In a nearly two-hour session that was dedicated almost entirely […]

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