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August Happenings at Canton Public Library

July 24, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments


Donations for September Book Sale

Through Saturday, August 23, the Canton Public Library is accepting donations for The Friends of the Canton Public Library Fall Book Sale scheduled for September 6 and 7. Donations, which must be in good condition, include books, music CD’s, recorded books, and DVD’s and may be made during library hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday 10:00-5:00, and Saturday 10:00-5:00 (through June 28) and 10:00-1:00 (from July 5 through August 23). Saturday, August 23 is the last day for donations. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org
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Canton To Receive $7,785 Settlement for Road Salt Deficiencies

July 23, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

TOCThe Board of Selectmen on Wednesday voted to accept $7,785 from Ohio-based Cargill for deficiencies in road salt supplies this past winter.

Canton, like many towns, was left short on treated road salt deliveries on many occasions during this last winter season.

Cargill said it was one of their most difficult winters in 30 years due to frequency of storms, demand and more. … Continue Reading

Police, Firefighters Respond to Accident at Route 44 and Dowd Tuesday

July 22, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The scene at Route 44 and Dowd.

The scene at Route 44 and Dowd.

Police and the town of Canton Fire and EMS Department responded to the scene of a three-car crash at Route 44 and Dowd Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Injuries were minor and no one was transported to the hospital, police said.

Fire police from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department closed a small portion of Dowd Avenue during the incident and directed traffic on Route 44. Portions of one east-bound lane were closed but the road remained open during most of the incident.

On July 12, there was an accident in virtually the same location.


Italian-Made Fashions for Women Coming to Shoppes at Farmington Valley

July 20, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

IMG_4753Suduzione, which sells Italian-made clothing for women, is slated to open in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley.

Denise Robidoux, general manager of the Shoppes, said the store will likely open within a month.

Currently the only retail outlet for the clothing line is in Los Angeles but the owner wanted to expand and has family in this area, making the Shoppes an ideal location, Robidoux said.

This will be an exciting and unique addition for the Shoppes, she added.

“I think they’re going to be great,” she said. “We find that women’s clothing is doing very well here.”

The store will be located between White House, Black Market and Clark’s.

See a small portion of the clothing at http://seduzione-moda.com

After 16 Years, Local Woman Reunites with Man Whose Life She Saved

July 18, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment
Joe and Shari Langer and Richard and Anna Kearns at the Bridge of Flowers in Simsbury.  Photo by John Fitts

Joe and Shari Langer and Richard and Anna Kearns at the Bridge of Flowers in Simsbury.
Photo by John Fitts

Some 16 years ago, Shari Langer was in the right place and the right time and equipped with the proper skills to save Richard Kearns’ life.

For years, the Kearns family has wanted to properly thank Langer but didn’t know much about her until last month when a twist of fate brought them back together.

Anna and Richard Kearns brought their two daughters to Lily’s of the Valley in Simsbury all those years ago. It was a celebration for Anna’s birthday. At the end of their meal, the girls were busy talking and it was only when that got up to leave that Anna noticed her husband was have difficulty breathing. As it turns out he was choking on bread sticks.

There was a flurry of activity, one daughter pounded his back and the other yelled ‘Heimlich, does anyone know how to do the Heimlich?’

Some nearby businessmen scampered out of the way but a petite waitress — Shari Langer — rounded the corner, set down her tray of glasses, stood on the back of a chair and performed the maneuver.


A second attempt, however, did the trick.

“It was just a scary feeling,” Richard Kearns said during a recent interview while the two families enjoyed a meal out together. “It’s like a feeling of helplessness.” … Continue Reading

Canton’s 9-10 Little League All-Star Team Wins State Tournament Game

July 16, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Canton's 9-10 Little League All Star team logged an 10-8 victory against Farmington in the Division II double-elimination tournament Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Sarah Flaherty

Canton’s 9-10 Little League All Star team logged an 10-8 victory against Farmington in the Division II double-elimination tournament Wednesday night.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Flaherty

The Canton 9-10 All-Star team scored eight runs in the last two innings to defeat Farmington 10-8 in a thrilling come-from-behind victory to open the Connecticut Section II tournament at Peter J. Foley Little League Field in Naugatuck on Wednesday.

Canton, which won the District 6 title for the first time, trailed Farmington, the District 5 champions, 8-1 after three innings.

“I brought the kids together and I said, ‘We could either quit, or you can show us your grit, your heart and finish strong,” manager Gary Burke said. “They showed us they have heart, they have grit and they have that competitive winning spirit.” … Continue Reading

Collinsville’s Joe Hoke Inducted Into Connecticut Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

July 16, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Joe Hoke.

Joe Hoke.

Mintz + Hoke co-founder Joe Hoke was recently inducted into the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) Hall of Fame. The honor was presented Thursday, June 12 during the CADC’s 39th Annual Award Show held at The New Haven Country Club.

Hoke was also recently inducted into the Connecticut Ad Club’s Hall of Fame, making him the first person and creative leader to be inducted into both Halls of Fame.

Hoke co-founded Mintz + Hoke Advertising in 1971 along with Alan Mintz. They had one goal: combine smart strategy with wild and crazy creative and in just three years, earned the reputation as the top creative agency in Connecticut, and one of the top agencies in New England, according to a submitted press release.

Read more about Hoke in this HartfordBusiness.com feature story.


Reduced Hours Likely at Canton Center Post Office; Meeting Set for Wednesday

July 14, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

P1180177Following similar actions at other small facilities in town and across the country, the United States Postal Service will likely reduce its hours at the Canton Center Post Office.

The Post Service has conducted a survey at the facility and will host a community meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. It will take place at the post office, 178 Cherry Brook Road and residents can ask questions and/or offer input and officials will share the survey results.

As part of its POST Plan, the post office is considering reducing weekday window service hours from 8 to 4. Saturday hours and access to the lobby would not change. … Continue Reading

One Man Transported to Hospital After Pickup, Trailer in Tow, Rolls on Side

July 6, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

DSC_0344One man was sent to the hospital Sunday evening after the pickup truck, and camping trailer in tow, flipped over on its side.

The accident happened on Route 44 near Breezy Hill Road in Canton shortly before 6 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle, a male, was extricated through the windshield, said Larry Hepburn, 2nd Deputy Chief of Fire Training. 

He was transported to the hospital but was alert and awake and injuries did not appear serious, fire officials said. … Continue Reading

Canton Emergency Officials Respond to Rollover Thursday Night

The Thursday accident scene.  Photo by Zach Goeben

The Thursday accident scene.
Photo by Zach Goeben

Police are investigating a one-car accident at Center and Bridge streets Thursday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m. police and members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded the scene of the accident.

No serious injuries were reported and no hospital transport was involved, officials said.

Police Sgt. Tyson Deloy said the vehicle veered off Center Street and rolled down on to Bridge Street. Two people were in the vehicle and the accident is under investigation, police said. Deloy said weather did not seem to be a factor in the accident.




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