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Problem Solvers grateful for community support

Dear Editor: This past year, various companies, CAPTs, and alumni generously donated to help send a Canton Future Problem Solving (FPS) individual, three Community Problem Solving (CmPS) teams, and a scenario writer to the International Competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Our FPS individual, CmPS teams, and scenario writer would like to thank […]

Summer concerts highlight the best of Canton

Dear Editor: We would like to give a shout-out to the Canton Parks and Recreation Department and the Playground and Recreation Commission for the great work they do with the summer concerts and cookouts during July and August. They volunteer their time and their cooking skills for the people of Canton. Also, to the Pappas […]

Pipeline expansion project a horrible idea

Editor’s note: The letter below references a decision made by the Board of Selectmen at its August 9 meeting. A recap of the meeting appears in the August 11 edition of the Canton Citizen. Dear Editor: My sister tells me that since fracking has been rampant in Oklahoma, they have had more earthquakes than ever […]

Speed limits should be lowered everywhere

Editor’s note: An examination of motor vehicle speeding and enforcement in Canton, including results from a recent online poll, appeared in the August 11 edition of the Canton Citizen. Dear Editor: Boston has begun lowering speed limits all over the city due to the new bill that passed the legislature making it easier for towns […]

Concerned citizens calling for joint state senate debates

We are a group of Milton residents who are concerned about our democratic process: For the first time in 18 years, Milton and our greater district has an open seat for state senator and there has yet to be a moment when both Democratic candidates running for that seat have shared the stage in debate. […]

Commentary: Preserve Blue Hills

Dear Editor: The Blue Hills Reservation is a 7,000-acre green oasis in an urban and suburban environment less than three miles from my house. Within those hills is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center, a National Historic Landmark — places visited by more than 200,000 residents annually. […]

Where is the granite curbing for Prospect?

Dear Editor: It’s meant some “travel delays” around Canton during the past couple of months, but it’s been nice to see that a number of local streets are receiving long overdue “makeovers.” The construction crews and local police worked hard and did a good job on the reconstruction of Prospect Street, for instance. I do […]

Viaduct deserves our attention and respect

Dear Editor: I read with interest George Comeau’s June 23 article on the viaduct, which I consider to be the entrance to Canton. In the article, Comeau points out the lack of maintenance that is around this historic structure. This unique viaduct, which has been functioning for close to 200 years, needs to be brought […]

Town employees deserve praise for tobacco control efforts

Dear Editor: On June 16, the Canton Citizen published an excellent article by Jay Turner, who did a well written and thorough job at covering a public hearing being conducted by the Canton Board of Health to discuss the results of a tobacco sale compliance check with a number of local businesses. Of 22 stores […]

Kidney donor grateful for community support

Editor’s note: The following is an update from Nancy Cahillane Connor, a Canton native and Galvin Middle School educational assistant who volunteered to donate a kidney to her nephew’s mother-in-law. Connor, who was profiled in the May 12 edition of the Citizen, underwent successful transplant surgery on June 1 at St. Barnabus Medical Center (NJ) […]

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