Stories about Canton


J. Vaughan: Stand up for what is right

The town of Canton — what a mess. I am writing to express my disbelief with the citizens of Canton. There is a group of citizens who want to do good things for the town and the “other group.” Those people seem to think they can do whatever they want without consequences.


Police: Hartford man sets fire, kills self by hanging

HARTFORD — The State Fire Marshal’s Office said a local man set his house on fire and then hanged himself Thursday afternoon. The State Medical Examiner’s Office said Daniel Stasulis, 57, committed suicide after he poured a flammable liquid throughout his house and set it...

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Eats: A spring staple — Maple!

Don't let all the snow and cold temperatures fool you: It's the Sunday after the first day of spring and officially Maine Maple Sunday, the annual celebration of spring's sweet nectar. Dozens of maple syrup producers across the state will open their doors today to offer the public a look a...


Buckfield school withdrawal hearing rescheduled for April

BUCKFIELD — A public hearing on the town's possible withdrawal from RSU 10 has been rescheduled for April 16, after a winter storm canceled an earlier one. Members of the Withdrawal Committee voted Wednesday to hold the hearing at 6 p.m., before its regularly scheduled meeting, ...


Canton board approves brush truck purchase

CANTON — Selectmen on Thursday night approved of spending up to $16,500 for a brush truck for the Fire Department. The sum of $15,000 will be taken from the Fire Reserve account, which has $30,012, and $1,500 will come from selling the old brush truck to M/T Pockets towing service of...


Four taken to Rumford Hospital after Route 108 rollover

CANTON — Two adults and two small children suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after the sport utility vehicle they were in rolled off Route 108 in a snowstorm, police said. They were taken by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Hospital. The accident happened at about 2:51 ...


Pothole season underway in Lewiston-Auburn, but not farther north

RUMFORD — Many westbound drivers negotiating Route 2 at the intersection with Lincoln Avenue on Tuesday couldn't avoid a cluster of potholes. But between gaps in traffic, drivers swung into the opposite lane to avoid the mess, trying to save nasty yanks on their shock absorbers and s...


Canton selectmen appoint Shane Gallant as EMA director

CANTON — Fire Chief Shane Gallant was appointed as Emergency Management Agency director Thursday night by selectmen. He succeeds Jason Vaughn whose resignation was accepted by the board at the meeting. Gallant said his term as selectman is up this year and he will have more ti...


Well done - Students honored for achievements

BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Alexandra Landry of Wales, majoring in accounting Jacob Weeks of New Gloucester, majoring in gl...


Canton sells old municipal building

CANTON — The old municipal building on Route 140 was sold to contractor David Bowman for $30,126 on Thursday night. Selectmen opened the six bids, which ranged from $15,000 to Bowman's high offer. Bowman, who attended the meeting, has a lawn care and building contractor busine...