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Transfer Station, Town Offices, Others Closed Friday For Fourth of July Holiday

July 3, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.56.32 AMCanton Town offices, the Library & the Transfer Station will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 4. Weather permitting the pool will be open. 

The Library and Transfer Station will re-open on Saturday, July 5 with regular hours. 

Many banks are also closed for the holiday as are numerous local businesses. … Continue Reading

Special Town Meeting on CIS Heating Units Set for July 9

July 2, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.56.32 AM(Submitted) Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Town of Canton and those qualified taxpayers lawfully entitled to vote in Canton Town Meetings pursuant to Section 7-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes that a Special Town Meeting will be commenced on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Room F located at the Canton Public Library & Community Center, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, Connecticut, to consider and take action on the following question:

  1. Shall the Town of Canton appropriate an additional $54,644 from the undesignated fund balance to the Board of Education Capital Improvement Account entitled Replacement of Canton Intermediate School Roof Top Heating Units, for the purpose of funding the replacement of two roof top heating units at the Canton Intermediate School?

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Images of Canton: The Kerry Boys at Canton Public Library

July 1, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
From left are Paul Neri on banjo and Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals.

The Kerry Boys performed at Canton Public Library Monday night. From left are Paul Neri on banjo and Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals.

The Kerry Boys officially kicked of Canton Public Library’s Summer reading program Monday night.

Joining long-time member Pierce Campbell for the show was Paul Neri on banjo. Original member Mark James is undergoing treatment for Leukemia. 

The show was sponsored by the Friends of Canton Public Library. … Continue Reading

Canton Intermediate School Raises Funds for CCMC’s Pediatric Oncology Unit

Canton Intermediate School’s 2014 Rock: Reel on to Cure Kids Field Night Fundraiser recently raised $4,000 for the pediatric oncology unit at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The event included a dunk tank, food, a talent show, raffles, a showing of E.T. and more. … Continue Reading

Town Staff, Consultants Could Have Recommendation on Public Works Facility by Early July

June 25, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The current Public Works facility.The current Public Works facility.

The current Public Works facility.The current Public Works facility.

Town staff and a consultant plan to further review the proposals for a new town garage and come up with a recommendation for the Permanent Municipal Building Committee and Board of Selectmen.

The town is looking to replace its aging facility near the Farmington River in Collinsville and on Wednesday night, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner said town staff is already reviewing the five proposals, four of which are for 325 Commerce Drive and one Route 44 near the New Hartford town line. … Continue Reading

Canton Parks and Recreation Department Announces Summer Concerts

June 24, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

bannerThe town’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the following concerts at Mills Pond Park this summer. The Thursday night shows take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In the event of inclement weather the concerts are moved to the Town Hall Auditorium. 

July 10 — Farmington Valley Band

July 17 — Hannah’s Field with the Carrie Johnson Band

July 24 — Please and Thank You String Band with Bill Walach, Will Welling and Dave Howard

July 31 — DownRight Music Band

Aug. 7 — The Brian MacDonald Band 

Aug. 14 — Driving Iris Band 

Canton’s New Parks and Recreation Director Feels Town Has a Lot to Offer

June 24, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Joshua T. Medeiros

Joshua T. Medeiros

Canton’s new Parks and Recreation Director Joshua T. Medeiros certainly jumped in at a busy time.

He just his second week, he started on the heels of major pool improvements and during a time when that facility opened and summer programs are ramping up. Also, if accepted by the town electors this week, he will oversee a project that will bring $500,000 of improvements to Mills Pond Park.

“It’s definitely an exciting time,” Medeiros said. “I’m trying to learn everything as quickly as I can.” … Continue Reading

Company Believes Collinsville Could Be a Showcase for Small-Scale Hydropower Technology

June 23, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment
A conceptual drawing of the upstream view under New England Hydropower's proposal.  Courtesy image

A conceptual drawing of the upstream view under New England Hydropower’s proposal.
Courtesy image

A company looking to help the Canton bring hydropower back to dams in Collinsville not only feels the project is viable but could also be a powerful showcase of repurposing legacy dams.

New England Hydropower is working to bring Archimedes screw generation technology, very popular in parts of Europe, to the United States.

With the technology, masses of water, controlled by hydraulically driven sluice gates, turn a titled screw that generates energy.

It’s touted as being economical, energy-efficient; fish friendly, durable, reliable and debris friendly.

“Our philosophy is tied to the idea that you’re taking legacy dams and turning them into a useful purposes in the modern world – for renewable energy,” said company spokesman and Simsbury resident Chris Conover

In Collinsville, so much of the structure, such as the dams, channels and powerhouses are already in place, he said.

“The site is capable of delivering enough power for the investment,” he said. “We thought this was a good opportunity.” … Continue Reading

Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Senator Chris Murphy’s Collinsville Dam Legislation Heading to President Obama’s Desk

June 23, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act (H.R. 316) introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy by a vote of 379 to 3. The bill, which is the first bill Esty introduced as a Member of Congress, will soon be signed into law.

“I’m proud that our bill supporting clean, locally-produced energy passed today and is now heading to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law,” said Esty. “Our bill will help our communities move one step closer towards a clean energy future. I want to thank Canton First Selectman Dick Barlow for his commitment to this project and Senator Murphy for his longstanding dedication to this issue. I came to Congress to solve problems facing our communities, and I’m proud that my commonsense, straightforward proposal to help thousands of Connecticut families and businesses access clean, locally-produced energy will soon become law.” … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: 8th Grade Promotion Night 2014

June 20, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

With a throwback theme of the 1950s, Canton Middle School hosted its 2014 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony Thursday evening.

The event included musical performances by the 8th-grade chorus, a special video presentation featuring retiring principal Joseph Scheideler,  and remarks from Superintendent Kevin Case, Board of Education member Jack Powell, Student Council president Lindsay Vacca and 8th Grade English teacher Elana Chafetz. … Continue Reading


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