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Man About Canton: Feb. 15 Preview

Did you know … MAC was very interested in the recent story by Canton Citizen columnist George Comeau, entitled “Tea Cups in the Attic.” The story was about a teapot and the 26-piece tea set that was given as a gift to Mrs. John Everett in 1847 and is now in the collection of the Canton Historical Society. What was really interesting to […]

Man About Canton: Burning Permits

Did you know … Burning permits are now available at the Canton fire station for the burning season that runs from January 15 through May 1. However, there are rules to follow. Permission must be obtained for each day of burning by calling the fire department at 781-821-5095. Open burning must be at least 75 feet from all dwellings, […]

Man About Canton: Ice Rink Update

Did you know … The town of Canton is in the process of hiring an architectural firm to determine the cost of either (1) repairing the damaged Canton ice rink facility or (2) building a new regional rink on the existing site. The town recently advertised a “Request for Qualifications – Designer Services” for repair […]

MAC: More on Ex-Senator Joyce

Did you know … Canton’s former state Senator Brian A. Joyce, 55, was called “greedy, plain and simple” by Hank Shaw, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office. Joyce has been charged with 20 counts of extortion and seven counts of money laundering. According to a 102-page indictment, the feds contend that […]

Man About Canton: Jan. 11 Preview

Did you know … Canton homeowners will soon see their property tax bills increase even though the rate recommended by the tax assessor and approved by the Board of Selectmen fell from $12.79 to $12.42 per thousand valuation. However, property values in Canton increased with the average single-family assessment rising 3 percent from last year […]

Man About Canton: Winter Parking Ban

Did you know … December is here, and it is time to think about the winter overnight parking restrictions. Town bylaws specify that all on-street parking longer than one hour between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., other than if acting in an emergency capacity, is prohibited between November 15 and April 1 so that streets […]

Man About Canton: ‘Fake News’

Did you know … Collins Dictionary has made the term “fake news” the Collins Word of the Year for 2017. The word — two words actually — will be added to the next print edition of the publisher’s dictionary. Fake news is defined as “false, often sensational information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.” […]

Man About Canton: Canton/Stoughton Rivalry

Did you know … Canton High School will face Stoughton High School in the classic Thanksgiving Day football matchup tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Memorial Field in Canton. Each year, MAC publishes some facts, figures, and trivia from the Canton/Stoughton rivalry that started in 1926. Here we go for this year: The rivalry is 91 […]

Man About Canton: Dedham St. Work

Did you know … The state is in the process of replacing the three bridges on Dedham Street, one over I-95, one over the railroad tracks, and one over the Neponset River. The state also plans to expand that section of Dedham Street to five travel lanes. This is part of the $44.2 million project that […]

MAC: Jack-o’-lanterns & Halloween

Did you know … It is Halloween and as they have for many generations, hundreds of little ghosts and goblins will once again scurry around your neighborhood looking for candy. Groups of them will knock on your door, and after loudly stating their time-honored demand of “trick or treat,” they will present their loot bags […]

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