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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 […]

Man About Canton: Betsy’s Buzz Cuts

Did you know … Betsy’s Barbershop in Canton, with owner Betsy Freshman, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Joe Andruzzi (Up) Beat Cancer Foundation on Sunday, June 5, from 12-4 p.m. Betsy’s Barbershop at 789 Washington Street will hold “Haircuts for Hudson,” a $12 buzz cut where 100 percent of the proceeds, including tips, […]

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 […]

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