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Canton Chamber to Kick Off Annual Gifts for Canton Campaign

November 13, 2015 Business, Community No Comments

GiftsforCanton-RedSubmitted Release 

Canton Chamber Gifts for Canton is a charitable program now in it’s 20th year benefitting Canton residents in need of assistance.  During the holiday season, the goal is to provide new holiday gifts including toys, books, gift certificates, household items, clothes and food for families of all ages participating in Canton’s Social Services.  The need is great and your support is critical.

Canton Chamber GIFTS for Canton is excited to invite you to participate in the following events:

  • Annual Holiday Gift/Toy Drive for Canton from November 15th through December 13th:  Help your Canton Neighbors this holiday season with contributions to the Gift Collection Boxes and Coin Collection boxes located at local businesses.  Gifts for all ages are appreciated (please note that only new unwrapped gifts are accepted).  A list of businesses sponsoring the Gift Collection or Coin Collection boxes is on the Canton Chamber of Commerce website at www.cantonchamberofcommerce.com.  our goal is to provide food and clothing gift cards to each family.  Donations and gift cards are appreciated throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, and can be sent to Gifts for Canton, c/o The Canton Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 704, Canton, CT  06019. … Continue Reading

Help Wanted: Childcare

November 13, 2015 Business, Community No Comments

Now Hiring- Busy Canton childcare center is now accepting applications to for a full time position. Candidate must be willing to work 9-5:30 Monday through Friday. Serious inquiries only please. If interested please call 860-693-6294 or email ls@steppingstonesedctr.com.

ShopRite of Canton Owners Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

November 5, 2015 Business, Community No Comments
The Bakery team crafted a special cake just for the occasion.

The Bakery team crafted a special cake just for the occasion.

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In 2010, when Chuck Joseph packed up his daughter’s Volvo station wagon and embarked for West Hartford, Connecticut, he couldn’t have imagined the journey ahead. Instead of winding down his more than 30-year career in the grocery industry and retiring, Joseph had just purchased two ShopRite stores that needed to be remodeled, staffed and stocked in a matter of weeks. He and his wife Debbie, son Chuck and daughter Liz were up for the challenge, and five years later, Joseph Family Markets and the ShopRites of West Hartford and Canton are celebrating their five year anniversary and the many people who helped them arrive at this milestone. … Continue Reading

Canton Resident Selects Location for Brewery Legitimus

November 2, 2015 Business, Community No Comments
Chris Sayer plans to locate Brewery Legitimus in the former Waring factory on Route 44 in New Hartford.

Chris Sayer plans to locate Brewery Legitimus in the former Waring factory on Route 44 in New Hartford.

By John Fitts 

Canton resident Chris Sayer and his wife Christine have selected a New Hartford location for Brewery Legitimus.

At the business Sayer, a long-time brewer who has years of experience in the beverage industry, will specialize in American and Belgium styled ales.

Sayer is in the process of finalizing a location in the former Waring factory in New Hartford. He then plans to build out the 3,300 square-foot location over the winter, while working to secure state and federal licenses.

The brewery will feature a 7-barrel system and a tap room for tastings and special events. See my full story in the Register Citizen here.

‘Satan’s Kingdom’ Property Changes Hands

A portion of the Satan's Kingdom site along Route 44 in Canton.

A portion of the Satan’s Kingdom site along Route 44 in Canton.

By John Fitts 

Members of a well known Canton family have purchased the “Satan’s Kingdom” property along Route 44 on which Torrington developer Allan Borghesi had once proposed to build an industrial park spanning Canton and New Hartford.

Earlier this month, New Hartford Marketplace, LLC, of which Henry J. Bahre, John H. Bahre and Daniel K. Bahre are members, purchased the property, which includes more than 50 acres of land in Canton and New Hartford, from Satan’s Kingdom, LLC., managed by Borghesi. The sale, one of two main property exchanges between the parties, also included some easements and minor lot line adjustments with a neighboring landowner. Paperwork from both towns indicates that the total price was $700,000.

Borghesi’s  proposal to change the zoning on the property from residential to industrial was granted for the New Hartford portion but, after much controversy, he withdrew a similar application in Canton. He later informally discussed a plan for housing but never actually applied for such a use.  … Continue Reading

UConn Officially Marks Opening of Canton Medical Facility

October 28, 2015 Business, Health No Comments
Representatives from UConn Health joined local and state officials in officially welcoming the Canton facility earlier this month. Contributed Photo

Representatives from UConn Health joined local and state officials in officially welcoming the Canton facility earlier this month.
Contributed Photo

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UConn Health held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new medical facility and Urgent Care Center at 117 Albany Turnpike in Canton last week.

“Our mission at UConn is to take care of the citizens of the state of Connecticut and we are very proud and happy to be here,” said Dr. Denis Lafreniere, medical director of outpatient services and associate dean for clinical affairs. “This expands access to quality health care for the citizens of Canton and the surrounding towns.”

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Form-Based Code Presentation Set for Wednesday

October 2, 2015 Business, Government No Comments

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On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, town staff will be hosting an open meeting to present and discuss the draft Form-Based Code that was prepared for the Town of Canton by Fuss & O’Neill.  The Form-Based Code is a product of community driven interests that culminated in a week-long public Charrette.  The Code affects development potential and provides design standards for properties along portions of State Route 44 (Albany Turnpike) and Collinsville. … Continue Reading

Marketing Consultants Return to Canton on Monday

September 24, 2015 Business, Community, Government No Comments
The Canton EDA and Main Street group have scheduled a full day of meetings to follow-up on the marketing study and initial concepts presented on Aug. 19. Tripp Muldrow, principal of Arnett Muldrow, will be on hand throughout the day Monday, Sept. 28 at the Canton Community Center.

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Canton Hosts Branding Roundtables on Aug. 17 and 18

(Submitted) CANTON — Five roundtable discussions will guide Canton officials as they promote the town, starting this fall. The roundtables are scheduled for Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18. The public is invited to register for at least one roundtable by contacting the Land Use Office at 860-693-7891 or at rnarducci@townofcantonct.org.

“Canton is looking for growth that treasures the unique character of Canton and Collinsville,” said Robert Bessel, chairman of the Canton Economic Development Agency. “To do that, the town has engaged well-respected consultants to help us understand our unique qualities. The resulting “brand” will attract businesses and visitors who respect and celebrate the best of Canton and Collinsville.” … Continue Reading

Kids Stand Up for the Farmington River

Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Mullins.

Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Mullins.

(Contributed) — It’s amazing how well you can see the bottom of the Farmington River when you are standing on a Paddle Board.  From day one of a weeklong Stand Up Paddle Board program, at Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, it was clear that the kids ranging from ages 11-15 were special.  While paddling they couldn’t help but notice the abandoned flip flop, solo cup, soda or beer can.  In between water games and paddling they began to collect what they did not want to see amongst the natural beauty of the clear river.   By the end of the first day they had filled a heavy duty garbage bag with some very interesting stuff.

However, what they found most baffling was the amount of tires at the bottom of the river.  This group of adventurous, intelligent kids decided that they wanted to continue to do their part to clean up the river.

Day 2, they collaborated and made it their mission to get rid of some of the tires.  One by one they pulled up tires and placed them on their boards to discard in the dumpster of the Canoe and Kayak Store.  Yes, they still splashed around and played games but they always went back to the task of cleaning up the river.  What sparked their interest the most was some very large tractor tires.  Day 3, the dilemma was how to dispose of these very large tires.  … Continue Reading


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