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Man About Canton: Ghosts & Goblins

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 […]

Man About Canton: Rx painkillers on the rise

Did you know … In 2016, more American adults used prescription painkillers than cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and cigars combined. More than one in three American adults (35 percent) were given painkiller prescriptions by medical providers this past year. The percentage is even higher when you factor in the number of adults who obtained painkillers for […]

MAC: Senior Citizen Tax Credit Program

Did you know … The town of Canton offers the Senior Citizen Tax Credit Program to Canton senior citizens. Applicants for the program must be residential property owners in the town and also be 60 years of age or older. The program affords seniors the opportunity to work for the community in various specific, temporary, […]

MAC: Canton’s Amazing Ice House

Did you know … MAC was recently given the grand tour of the new Canton Ice House skating facility by one of it owners, Bill Dadasis. Believe it or not, the Canton Ice House will have its grand opening over this coming Labor Day weekend, less than one year after construction began. The Ice House […]

Man About Canton: Proposed Gas Pipeline

Did you know … Spectra Energy’s proposed gas pipeline project calls for 22 miles of new pipeline in eastern Massachusetts with the last five miles ending in Canton. The “Access Northeast Project” is slated to travel through Canton parallel to an existing 24-inch Algonquin gas transmission line. The new pipeline will be a 30-inch pipe. […]

Man About Canton: Water in Canton

Did you know … According to the Canton Department of Public Works (DPW) Water Division, the town of Canton has a distribution system of over 128 miles of water mains with more than 6,600 service connections, 1,100 fire hydrants, five storage tanks, and two pump stations. Canton uses an average of 2.5 million gallons of […]

Man About Canton: Another Deer Hunt

Did you know … State wildlife officials are proposing another deer hunt in the Blue Hills over six days in November and December to cull deer from the 7,000-acre reservation. This year’s proposal would allow 117 shotgun hunters, and for the first time, 23 archery hunters during each two-day segment for a total of 420 […]

MAC: Canton Golf Courses in the News

Did you know … This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Milton-Hoosic Club in Canton. The club is one of the 100 oldest in the United States and is the result of a merger between the Milton Club, established in 1891, and the Hoosic-Whisick Club, established a year later in 1892. The original holes […]

Man About Canton: New Town Admin

Did you know … Canton’s new town administrator, Charles Aspinwall, recently signed a three-year contract to succeed Bill Friel, the retiring longtime town administrator, whose last day of work is June 30. Friel served as Canton’s administrator for the past 25 years. Aspinwall, who lives in Sharon, has an extensive background in municipal services. He […]

MAC: Good News for Schools

Editor’s note: The information pertaining to the FY17 school budget has been updated since the June 9 print edition. Did you know … The fiscal year 2017 school budget received a 5.01 percent increase over the current budget and was backed by the Finance Committee, Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and town meeting voters. It added […]

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