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Selectmen Vote Against Re-Appointing Marianne H. Burbank to Canton Center Historic District Commission

January 29, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

On Wednesday night, the Board of Selectmen voted 3-1 against re-appointing Marianne H. Burbank to the Canton Center Historic District Commission.

Burbank had served on the commission for more than 15 years. Her family’s roots run deep in Canton Center, back to at least 1742, according to Burbank’s application for re-appointment. Among other things, her ancestors in the Humphrey and Mills families helped found the church in Canton Center. Her father Sam Humphrey was a well-known town official and many other family members have also been a part of government and community life and efforts. … Continue Reading

Ladder Truck Funding Proposal Headed to Canton Electors

January 21, 2015 Fire, Uncategorized No Comments
Ladder 2, shown here at Sam Collins Day, is currently out of service. Next month voters can decide whether to approve bonding for a replacement vehicle.

Ladder 2, shown here at Sam Collins Day, is currently out of service. Next month voters can decide whether to approve bonding for a replacement vehicle.

Early next month town electors will decide whether to bond as much as $950,000 for a replacement ladder truck for the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.

On Tuesday evening, the Board of Finance voted to forward of proposal bond for the purchase of a vehicle, which will replace the department’s ladder 2, which has been out of commission since the fall. One night later, the Board of Selectmen set a Feb. 4 town meeting date.

Officials have been discussing the issue since last fall after the town’s “Ladder 2,” which dates back to 1997, was taken out of service when, during routine repairs, more serious serious issues with the ladder mechanism were discovered. Fire officials said estimates showed the repair costs would be more than the vehicle is worth. The department is looking to buy a demo model that has been shown at trade shows but not used in active services.

Subsequent to a positive referral from the Board of Selectmen, The Board of Finance held an initial discussion, requested more information and then discussed the issue during a special meeting and again on Tuesday. … Continue Reading

Parks and Recreation Department Offers Parents a Night Out

January 21, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

CantonPR_Logo_FullColor_WEBNeed a night out on your own? Canton Parks and Recreation is now offering special Friday evening drop off programs on select dates for youth ages 5-13 held at the Canton Community Center. Kids will enjoy a variety of activities including movies, board games, Wii, crafts and more while parents are off enjoying a night to themselves. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Program is supervised by trained Parks and Recreation staff. 

Cost is $10 per evening per child. Pre-registration is required in advance. Spaces are limited. Register online at www.cantonrec.org, over the phone at 860-693-5808 or in person at the parks and recreation office. 

Parents Night Out- January 23rd 6-8:30pm will feature special “Breakfast for Dinner!” children will enjoy pancakes, juice and more! Great opportunity to have fun with friends while parents are off enjoying a much needed night to themselves! … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Ice on the Farmington River

January 19, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments
Ice on the Farmington River below Town Bridge on Monday morning.  Photo by Dexter Cheney

Ice on the Farmington River below Town Bridge on Monday morning.
Photo by Dexter Cheney

Two-Hour Delay at Canton Public Schools on Friday

January 9, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Canton Superintendent Kevin Case has sent the following message to parents.

“Due to the expected snow this morning, The Canton Public Schools will have a 2 hour delay today with no morning Kindergarten or Pre-K. … Continue Reading

Two hour delay at Canton Public Schools Thursday

January 7, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

There will be a 2 -hour delay tomorrow at Canton High School on Thursday, January 8th, due to the expected bitterly cold temperatures, superintendent Kevin Case said.

A wind chill advisory has been issued for our area with projected wind chills between -10 and -25 degrees. The temperature is expected to rise by 11 am. Please have your children dress warmly as frostbite can occur on exposed skin within 20 minutes with these expected temperatures.

Sarah McCusker Looks Forward to Reuniting With Canton Public Library’s Staff, Patrons and Supporters

January 6, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments
Sarah McCusker

Sarah McCusker

For Sarah McCusker one of the greatest aspects of leading the Canton Public Library will be working once again with its staff, patrons and supporters.

On Tuesday, the town announced that McCusker, pending Board of Selectmen approval on Jan. 14, has accepted the position of director at the library. From Dec. 2007 to December 2012 McCusker worked as head of technical services in Canton. Additionally she is involved in many community efforts in her hometown of Burlington.

“It will be exciting to go back and be part of the community again,” said McCusker, who is 37.

For the past two years, McCusker has served as head of reference and technical services at Windsor Public Library. While she missed Canton’s small-town atmosphere, she said the Windsor job, which included administrative functions such as budgeting and employee oversight, provided great experience. … Continue Reading

Officials Respond to Oil Spill on Powder Mill Road

December 23, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The oil spill Friday afternoon.  Submitted photo

The oil spill Friday afternoon.
Submitted photo

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded to Powder Mill Road, near the Farmington River for a diesel oil spill late Tuesday afternoon.

Fire chief Richard Hutchings said an unknown quantity of oil spilled and did get into the storm drain.

The department has placed several absorbent booms and shortly after 5 pm the chief said the oil at that point was in a “sump hole” portion of the drain system and had not reached the storm drain outflow or the river.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived on scene around 5:30 p.m.

Fire officials said the site is a “tank farm,” where Home heating oil drivers come to fill their trucks. … Continue Reading

LeGeyt Named House Assistant Republican Leader, Receives Committee Assignments

December 16, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
State Rep. Tim LeGeyt

State Rep. Tim LeGeyt

Submitted Release

HARTFORD – Preparing for his fourth term in the General Assembly, State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-17), of Avon and Canton has received his committee assignments by incoming House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

LeGeyt has been selected to serve as an Assistant Republican Leader in the House Republican Caucus.

LeGeyt also announced his other committee assignments for the 2015-2017 legislative sessions. LeGeyt will continue to serve on the Appropriations, Education, and Higher Education Committees for the upcoming two year term.

“I’m honored to have been selected by Rep. Klarides to serve as an Assistant Republican Leader for the upcoming legislative session. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to craft a viable state budget and to bring about meaningful reforms to enhance the quality of the state’s education and higher education systems,” said LeGeyt. … Continue Reading

Crews Respond to Multiple-Car Accident at 44 and Dowd Monday Morning

December 1, 2014 Fire, Uncategorized No Comments

Emergency officials responded to the scene of a crash at Route 44 and Dowd Avenue on Monday morning.

Police said there were four vehicles involved and one person received medical attention at the scene but was not hospitalized.

Traffic flowed during most of the incident but at times Route 44 and Dowd Avenue were very backed up while officials cleared the scene and a company towed one vehicle.

Members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department worked at the scene while police investigated.

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