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Note to Gov. Baker: Dirty energy is not the answer

Dear Canton: I am proud that Massachusetts has been an example for other states across the nation in terms of clean energy and energy efficiency. In addition to a state energy bill that encourages offshore wind and energy storage for renewable energy, on August 17 the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that the “pipeline tax” is […]

BOS response to Rez questions overlooks key facts

Editor’s note: The newly approved Reservoir Pond use regulations allow for boat launching at the Earl Newhouse Waterfront for boats no larger than 16 feet and with a motor no greater than 10 horsepower. Dear Editor: Last Tuesday evening, the Canton Board of Selectmen addressed a self-described long-winded letter that I previously sent to the […]

A gesture of gratitude in memory of Mr. Mac

Dear Editor: We were so saddened to read about the untimely death of Mr. Gary McNamara recently. Our three children, Karen, Laura and Eric, were all privileged to be taught and inspired by “Mr. Mac” and so many other wonderful Canton teachers when they were young. They are all thriving today in no small measure […]

Letter: Free the Rez group wants answers

Editor’s note: The Citizen provided the Board of Selectmen the opportunity to respond in writing to the questions contained in this letter. However, the board instead intends to address the matter at its next meeting on October 18. Dear Editor: I am writing on behalf of Free the Rez to discuss the activity, or lack […]

Trouble ahead if we ignore threat of global warming

Dear Editor: On August 9, our Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to oppose a resolution submitted by the “No Canton Gas Pipeline” group that objects to the controversial Access Northeast project — a $3 billion proposed expansion of the Algonquin Gas Transmission system that would add five miles of new gas pipeline in Canton. Did […]

Commentary: Plenty of love for Canton River

The following is in response to a letter that appeared in last week’s Canton Citizen. Dear Editor: Why does the town hate the Canton River? The official name of that body of water is the East Branch of the Neponset River. I have a copy of the earliest map of what is now Canton and […]

Why does the town hate the Canton River?

Editor’s note: The Canton River, also called the East Branch of the Neponset River, passes through downtown Canton and through the former Plymouth Rubber factory site. A portion of the river has been redirected into a man-made diversion channel constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Dear Editor: Why does the town of Canton hate […]

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 […]

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