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Notes from the State Democratic Convention

Dear Editor: I recently attended the State Democratic Convention as a delegate from Canton. I participated in amending the platform with regard to protection of immigrants and protection of homeowners from arbitrary foreclosures, but an attempt to solve the Israel/Palestine problem didn’t work as the chair ruled that such matters were outside the purview of […]

Retiring crossing guard grateful for the friendships

Dear Editor: Many thanks to the parents and children at the Luce Circle crossing. You treated me as a friend from day one. Hard to believe it was seven years of your kindness. Due to health issues I am retiring. It was a joy crossing your children safely to school. Enjoy the summer and stay […]

Thank you from Canton Veterans Fund

Dear Editor: While preparing for this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony, we stood at the American flag in the Veterans Memorial Park and felt a great sense of satisfaction. Finally, the park feels finished. When I took the position as director and agent of the Canton Veterans Services Department in 2001, I knew there […]

Special thank you to town meeting boards

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to recognize the commitment that the town officials of Canton have to the well being of the town. As many of you know, town meeting can be a very contentious time as boards work hard to present their views of our best course of action as a […]

CPA funding could help transform Pequitside Barn

Dear Editor: This letter is written in support of the town warrant article recommending the expenditure of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for an architectural study and structural assessment of the Pequitside Barn, as detailed in Article 27, Motion 5. (Editor’s note: The barn is unrelated to the “Little Red House” at Pequitside, which is […]

Del Vecchio: Thank You Canton

Dear fellow Canton residents: Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to write and thank the community for its support and warm wishes recently and in the past. Losing is never easy, but I am comforted in knowing that we ran a positive campaign that emphasized the strength of our community. I remember vividly […]

Congratulations to NENPA award recipient

Dear Editor: The New England Newspaper & Press Association is aware of what the subscribers of the Canton Citizen have appreciated for years: that’s the fine journalistic work of Jay Turner. Congratulations to Mr. Turner for his second consecutive NENPA writing award, this one for a first-place prize in the Spot News category for weekly […]

Passion for public service didn’t end on election night

Dear Editor: First, I would like to thank all of my friends and family for their love and support over the last few months and the past few days. The election didn’t go the way we planned, but that won’t stop my passion for public service. I wish the best of luck to the Board […]

Thank you Victor

Dear Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Victor Del Vecchio for his many years of exemplary service on behalf of the citizens of Canton. Our town is in such a better place with respect to finances, quality of life, and so many other parameters due to Mr. Del Vecchio. Victor’s intelligence, […]

Criticism of president is our constitutional right

Dear Editor: Regarding the recent letter from Robert E. Baril, (“Enough with the Trump bashing,” March 23), my response is that the lady (Alice Brown) does not protest too much. Methinks this is a good time to remind you that in the United States of America ladies have the constitutional right to freedom of speech. […]

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