Stories about Canton


Canton board debates charging fee for room use

CANTON — Selectmen on Thursday disagreed on whether to charge groups for using the fire station meeting room. Fire Chief and Selectman Shane Gallant argued that many groups are using the room and some leave a mess that firefighters have to clean up. He said they are reaching the poin... 3


ATV riders help out Santa Claus at Toy Run

FARMINGTON — ATV riders from nearly every New England state joined Franklin County ATV enthusiasts Saturday morning for the 17th annual Toy Run from Farmington to Jay. Chris Currier, president of Mountain View ATV Club, said even a few Canadian participants come every year to be...


Canton selectman remembered for her volunteerism, kindness

CANTON — Selectman Jackie Conant was remembered by friends and co-workers Tuesday as a “tireless” and “dedicated” volunteer, and a “super human being.” Conant passed away Sunday evening at the Androscoggin Hospice House. She was 68. Susan Je...


Toy Run on Sept. 28 to cover Farmington, Canton, Jay

FARMINGTON — The WhistleStop Trail 17th Annual Toy Run will be held rain or shine, Saturday, Sept. 28, and registration will be between 8 and 9:45 a.m., at the Park and Ride area off the Town Farm Road in West Farmington. Those wanting a longer ride can meet at the unpaved lot on the north ...


Masons take CHIP program to Girl Scout Kick-off Rally

PERU — Several Free Masons recently brought their Child Identification Program (CHIP) to the Girl Scout Kick-off Rally and Community Day at the Old Peru School. The program collects vital information about children and gives it to their parents. Minnie Hackett had her fingers printed...


Canton sets tax rate higher

CANTON — After lenghty deliberation Thursday night, selectmen set the 2013-14 tax rate at $21.20 per thousand dollars of valuation. It's an increase of $1.55. Selectmen considered rates from $21.10 to $21.30. The difference is in the amount of "overlay" or surplus added to the...


Two people killed in head-on crash on Route 108 in Canton

CANTON — A Dixfield couple was killed Thursday when their station wagon collided head-on with a loaded potato truck on Route 108. Howard Child and his wife, Carrie Child, were killed at about 1 p.m. when their Subaru Legacy veered into the path of a dump truck in front of the Victori... 5



Community yard sale CANTON — The citizens of Canton and Hartford will hold a community yard sale starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Route 140/108 intersection. The $10 table rental benefits the Lake Anasagunticook Association. All sale proceeds...


Canton to advertise for administrative assistant

CANTON — The town will advertise for an administrative assistant to replace Harry Childs, who abruptly resigned earlier this month, Board of Selectmen Chairman Shane Gallant said Monday night. Childs gave a verbal and hastily written resignation at the Aug. 8 board meeting after a he...


RSU 10 board to discuss vote consideration petition

DIXFIELD — The RSU 10 Board will take up a petition Monday submitted last week that calls for another vote on the recently passed $36.5 million operating budget. Superintendent Craig King said on Friday that a state statute allows such a request, p...