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Patty Picard Named Canton School District’s 2014-2015 Paraeducator of the Year

August 25, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Patty Picard is Canton's 2014-2015 paraeducator of the year.

Patty Picard is Canton’s 2014-2015 paraeducator of the year.

Patty Picard has spent time as a classroom teacher but in the past three years, she’s found a new educational passion as a paraeducator.

“I’m very happy with what I’m doing right now,” Picard said.

The Canton School District has also been pleased with her role, enough so to name Picard as the 2014-2015 Paraeducator of The Year.

In her role, Picard assists a small handful of special education students. Over the past three years she’s worked at Cherry Brook Primary School, Canton Intermediate School and Canton Middle School. … Continue Reading

Ski Sundown Opening New Trail for the Winter 2014/2015 Season

August 21, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Representatives from  Supreme Industries of Harwinton pose at the top of the new trail.  Submitted photo

Representatives from Supreme Industries of Harwinton pose at the top of the new trail.
Submitted photo

(Submitted) Ski Sundown is cutting a new trail that will be open for the 2014/2015 season. “Satan’s Stairway,” a double black diamond trail, will be the steepest trail in Connecticut and arguably one of the most challenging runs in Southern New England. Located in between and accessed by the Exhibition Triple and Triple Barrel chairlifts, Satan’s Stairway is characterized by its classic New England cut and will feature top to bottom moguls the moment appropriate conditions present themselves.

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Cop-On-Top to Benefit Special Olympics

August 18, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

image005(Submitted) Officers with Canton Police Department will host a Cop-on-top event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Shoppes at Farmington Valley are located at 110 Albany Turnpike, Canton. During the event, officers will remain on top of the building until they reach their fundraising goal by collecting donations to those who visit the location. At the end of the event, all donations the officers receive for their efforts will go to Special Olympics Connecticut to support its year-round sports, health and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities. Cop-on-top is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.

Long-Time Community Member, Scoutmaster Emil Huyghebaert Dies at Age 79

August 15, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment

IMG_5426Canton lost an active member of the community this week with the passing of Emil Huyghebaert, 79.

Huyghebaert was involved in numerous activities and for the past 39 years had served as scoutmaster for Troop 77 in Collinsville. He was also an usher and member of St. Patrick Church, a member of the town’s ethics committee and volunteer at the Canton Historical Museum.

Friends can call from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home on Route 44, Canton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick Church on Rt. 179 in Collinsville.

Read more in his full obituary.

Canton Compass is working on a tribute to Mr. Huyghebaert. Those who would like to share stories can message cantoncompass@gmail.com or call (860) 402-6261. 


Canton Parks and Recreation Department to Host Carnivale du Canton on Aug. 23

August 13, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

CarnivalDuCanton(Submitted release) Canton Parks and Recreation department will be holding a new special event called Carnivale du Canton. The Carnivale will beheld at Mills Pond Pool on Saturday Aug. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

This family fun day will include pool games, floats/noodles, carnival games with prizes, music, snacks/refreshments for sale and special guest Valentine the Clown creating animal balloons in the pavilion. The event will be a fun filled time for the whole family!

Admission is free (bring cash for concessions).

For any questions please contact Joshua Medeiros, Director of Parks and Recreation at jmedeiros@townofcantonct.org or call 860-693-5808.

Visit www.cantonrec.org for info on all upcoming events and programs


Man Badly Injured in Hit and Run Tuesday Night, LIFE STAR Responds to Canton

August 12, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Police have filed charges in this case. See updated story here.


Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

A man believed to be in his mid 30s was badly injured while walking a dog near Canton High School Tuesday night and transferred to the hospital via LIFE STAR Helicopter, police said.

Shortly after 9 pm, police received a 9-1-1 call after residents in the area heard a loud vehicle, a thumping noise and the sound of broken glass, Police Chief Christopher Arciero said.

The residents came out and noticed a dog and, nearby, a man lying in the street.

“We believe it was a hit and run,” Arciero said.

LIFE STAR responded and at 10:09 p.m. left the scene to transport the male to an area hospital. The man reportedly was injured in the head but his exact condition and prognosis was not immediately available. … Continue Reading

Featured Event: Save Money by Pre-Registering for Lobster Loop

August 5, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

lobsterThe 23rd annual Lobster Loop 5k road race and non-competitive health walk will be held on the Canton Town Green, at the corner of Route 44 and Dowd Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. This event is hosted by the Canton Middle School PTO and all fund raising proceeds will benefit technology updates for the Middle School. … Continue Reading

Weekend Walk Part of Effort to Raise Awareness About Distracted Driving

July 31, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Since Shreya Dixit tragically lost her life in the fall of 2007, family and friends have worked tirelessly to combat distracted driving.

In November of 2007 the 19-year-old Dixit was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin.

Dixit, a former Simsbury resident, was returning from the school to visit her parents in Minneapolis when she made a last-minute decision to forgo a bus trip and accept a ride with an acquaintance. Less than an hour later, the driver reached into the back seat to pick up a napkin and lost control of the car into a concrete pillar.

Dixit was killed by the impact. … Continue Reading

Town Officials Hopeful on Getting Garage Proposal Under $5 Million, Look to Further Involve Board Members in Process

July 24, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The current public works facility near the Farmington River.  Photo by John Fitts

The current public works facility near the Farmington River.
Photo by John Fitts

Canton Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner said officials are in continued discussions with Orlando Annulli & Sons, Inc. of Manchester for its Public Works Facility Proposal at 325 Commerce Drive and are hopeful to get a price below the $5 million mark.

Selectmen recently voted to pursue talks with the company based on its initial bid of $5.3 million proposal to build a facility on the property. That number did not include the $225,000 purchase price.  … Continue Reading


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