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Notes from the State Democratic Convention

Dear Editor: I recently attended the State Democratic Convention as a delegate from Canton. I participated in amending the platform with regard to protection of immigrants and protection of homeowners from arbitrary foreclosures, but an attempt to solve the Israel/Palestine problem didn’t work as the chair ruled that such matters were outside the purview of […]

Ticks: No Friend of Mine

When I was a kid, a tick was just a disgusting thing you had to occasionally pull off the dog. I vividly remember my dad deciding I was old enough to start doing it myself instead of running to him and telling him, “Dad, there’s a tick on the dog.” I didn’t want to touch […]

Retiring crossing guard grateful for the friendships

Dear Editor: Many thanks to the parents and children at the Luce Circle crossing. You treated me as a friend from day one. Hard to believe it was seven years of your kindness. Due to health issues I am retiring. It was a joy crossing your children safely to school. Enjoy the summer and stay […]

Thank you from Canton Veterans Fund

Dear Editor: While preparing for this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony, we stood at the American flag in the Veterans Memorial Park and felt a great sense of satisfaction. Finally, the park feels finished. When I took the position as director and agent of the Canton Veterans Services Department in 2001, I knew there […]

Special thank you to town meeting boards

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to recognize the commitment that the town officials of Canton have to the well being of the town. As many of you know, town meeting can be a very contentious time as boards work hard to present their views of our best course of action as a […]

Man About Canton: Outstanding Memorial Day

Did you know … Canton’s Memorial Day celebration was another outstanding affair sponsored by the Canton American Legion Post 24 and led by Legion Commander John Carrington and Canton Veterans Agent Tony Andreotti. Fortunately, the rain held off, and MAC was happy to see both the Canton High School band and the popular Canton American Legion […]

Smart About Money: Financing Tips

A gentleman came into the bank to get an objective opinion on a car loan he was considering. “The people at the dealership asked me what I was looking to pay a month,” he told me. “And that’s the amount the payment is. I can see that. But it looks like this car loan goes […]

Four-Legged Friends: Dog Search

A few weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday morning I met up with a woman who I have called a “friend” for about 10 years now. Kerry Wyler from Portland, Maine. It was on the happy occasion of her looking at the available greyhounds at the Greyhound Pets of America-Massachusetts kennel in Middleborough. Kerry has […]

CPA funding could help transform Pequitside Barn

Dear Editor: This letter is written in support of the town warrant article recommending the expenditure of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for an architectural study and structural assessment of the Pequitside Barn, as detailed in Article 27, Motion 5. (Editor’s note: The barn is unrelated to the “Little Red House” at Pequitside, which is […]

Man About Canton: Foley’s 5K Race

Did you know … Foley’s Backstreet Grille will be holding its 5th annual 5K Road Race to benefit the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (formerly known as the Massachusetts Hospital School) on Sunday, May 7, at the school’s location, 3 Randolph Street in Canton. The race begins at 12 noon. Over the past four years, […]

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