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Man About Canton: Canton Family Businesses

Did you know … The Pastene Company, recognized by its bright yellow and red product labeling and its popular kitchen ready canned tomatoes, is headquartered here in Canton off Route 138 in a 50,000-square-foot office and distribution center. The Pastene business was started in 1874 by Luigi Pastene and his son, Pietro Pastene, and it […]

MAC: A Questionable Resignation

Did you know … Tori McClain, a Planning Board member for the past three years, abruptly resigned with two years still remaining on the five-year seat she won as the only candidate in 2013 when then incumbent Gary Vinciguerra withdrew his papers at the last moment. A native of Tennessee, McClain has been a resident […]

Man About Canton: April 28 Preview

Did you know … On April 23, John Dineen retired after being in the auto repair business for over 60 years. John started working at his father’s auto business when he was 12 years old. In 1987, he started his own business in Canton and recently moved it from Bailey Street to 391 Washington Street, […]

MAC: New Hotel & Restaurant

Did you know … The Boston Mutual Company is in the process of planning to construct a new hotel with 138 rooms and a “top-line,” 6,000-square-foot restaurant on a three-acre parcel situated off Royall Street between its company and the Reebok headquarters. The project has the backing of all the corporate abutters as well as […]

Man About Canton: Mass. License Plates

Did you know … Massachusetts license plates are made in prison. If you ever wondered about Massachusetts auto license plates, you may be interested to know that they are all made by prisoners at the MCI-Cedar Junction prison in Walpole, where they have been making them since 1920. Approximately 4.8 million Massachusetts plates are currently […]

Man About Canton: Snakes Alive!

Did you know … A recent interesting article in the Boston Globe mentioned that the state plans to breed and raise 150 venomous timber rattlesnakes and then turn them loose on protected land on a small island in the middle of the Quabbin Reservoir, which, by the way, provides drinking water to Boston and many […]

Man About Canton: March 3 Preview

Did you know … As most of you know by now, Canton’s state Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) has been in hot water over the past year due to allegations of ethical lapses culminating in an FBI and IRS raid at his Canton law office a few weeks ago. According to the Boston Globe, Joyce […]

MAC: Tragic Accidents in Canton

Did you know … As most of us know by now, in what can only be called tragic, freak accidents, two Cantonites both died during last week’s snowstorm. Kaleigh Kenyon, age 6, an adorable, red-headed kindergarten student at the Luce School, and Tommy Gunning, age 48, a husband and father of three sons who was […]

MAC: Canton planners not showing up

Did you know … It appears that the Canton Planning Board may have an attendance problem. According to a recent review of members’ attendance records, the five-member board has had perfect attendance at just 12 of its 39 public hearings since mid April 2014, when newest member Michael Mitcheroney was elected. Tori McClain, elected in […]

Man About Canton: More Deer Hunting

Did you know … The final numbers are in from the first deer hunt in the 122-year history of the Blue Hills Reservation. Over four days, hunters killed 64 deer, 47 of them female. State wildlife officials praised the hunt as a success, saying the effort will thin the growing population by at least 120 […]

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