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Smart About Money: Paying for College

Every parent who has kids planning to go to college thinks about the cost. How could you not? When we’re starting to see the $70,000 a year mark regularly surpassed at private colleges (for tuition, room and board), the idea of coming up with that kind of money by an August due date four years […]

Man About Canton: Fall Has Arrived

Did you know … Now that Labor Day has come and gone, kids are back to school, and the hot summer months are over, signs of autumn are beginning to be seen all around. Fall officially began on September 22 at 4:02 p.m. The weather is noticeably starting to change, and temperatures are starting to […]

An open letter to Robert Kraft and the NFL

I went to my first football game at Schaffer Stadium. There has been season tickets in my family for two generations. I choose to spend my hard-earned money on the NFL’s product. My family and I choose to spend our Sundays together in Foxborough. I want to purchase your product to be entertained. If I […]

Man About Canton: Blue Hills Deer Hunt

Did you know … The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning its third deer hunt in the Blue Hills Reservation; however, this year the plan is to expand the hunt with five times more archery hunters (from 15 to 75); 16 more shotgun hunters (from 117 to 133), and increased acres (from 3,495 […]

Smart About Money: How to Become Rich

A few weeks ago, there was a radio commercial for some sort of money-making opportunity. I don’t remember the company or what they were selling. I do remember very clearly hearing the commercial say, “You can’t get rich by saving.” What? Huh? The simple fact is that even if you win a monster lottery or […]

Four-Legged Friends: ID Tags

Whenever I see a “Do you know this dog?” (or cat) posting from Canton Animal Control on Facebook, it makes me wonder why so many folks seem to have a hard time keeping identification on their pets. It isn’t difficult at all to affix an ID tag to your pet’s collar, so why do so […]

Man About Canton: Canton Softball Issues

Did you know … MAC read with great interest the recent article by reporter Mike Berger in the Canton Citizen regarding the “dwindling softball interest” in the town of Canton. The Canton Men’s League was established in 1946 and the Slow Pitch League began in 1967. According to Berger, a combination of a lack of […]

Margin Notes: Good Books

This summer, I worked in a bookstore, a job I’ve wanted — and idealized — for a long time. “It doesn’t matter what work they’ll have me doing,” I told my mom insistently when she pointed out the other work that comes with the job. “I’ll be able to talk with people about books.” Then […]

Man About Canton: Hockey Standouts

Did you know … Dan Muse, a Canton High School graduate, was recently hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Muse joins a Predators team that won the Western Conference this past season and finished just two wins shy of a Stanley Cup title. Muse himself also has […]

Smart About Money: U.S. Secret Service

Usually when people have a visit from the U.S. Secret Service, it’s not a positive thing. But when the Secret Service came to see us at Canton Co-operative Bank a few weeks ago, it was at our invitation and I think it’s fair to say it was one of the most fascinating presentations I have […]

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