Stories about Canton

Woman keeps moving in the face of critical injuries

CANTON — Grace Judd’s grandson remembers holding her hand, kneeling beside her hospital bed and telling her if she had anything left in her to fight for her life. It was the fifth or sixth time she had been taken off a ventilator, James Cloutier Jr., 20, of Dixfield said. The f...

Local high school students win Saint Michael's College Book Award

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. Andrew Boucher of Byron, a student at Lincoln Academy. Alyssa Brands of Bryant Pond

The man in black

Maine musician Bill Lake performs the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue" on Thursday afternoon at the Victorian Villa nursing home in Canton. "We'll have fun for as long as they allow us to," he said before diving into a Hank Williams number.

John G. Dyke

HARTFORD — John Gordon Dyke, 96, of Hartford, died early Tuesday morning at the home he built for his wife and children in Hartford. He was born in Canton on Nov. 16, 1916, a son of Perley and Maude Dyke. He received his education in Jay and Livermore Falls schools. On Sept. 24, 1938...

Second RSU 10 budget vote on Tuesday

DIXFIELD — Residents of RSU 10's 12 member towns will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a proposed $36.5 million operating budget for the district's nearly 2,800 schoolchildren. Residents at a districtwide, town meeting-style vote approved all 15 articles that comprise th...

Canton board makes appointments

CANTON — Shane Gallant was elected Board of Selectmen Chairman at the last selectman meeting and Lisa Cummings was elected co-Chairman. One newly elected selectman, Robert Walker, was present tonight but the other, Bryan Keene was at the RSU 10 vote along with Town Administrator Harr...

Mexico woman injured in wild ride through Canton woods

CANTON — A Mexico woman suffered nonlife-threatening injuries when she veered off Route 108 and traveled a few hundred feet before coming to rest in a brook in the woods about 50 feet down an embankment, police said. Trooper Jeff DeGroot of the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle E...

DEPs windmill hearing draws crowd

CANTON — Chairs replaced fire engines as the Canton Fire Station hosted the Department of Environmental Protection’s third hearing on the Canton Mountain Wind Project in Canton and Dixfield. Commissioner Patricia Aho conducted the hearing, reading names from a list of people wh... 4

Alfred B. Dunn

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Alfred B. Dunn, 70, of Brewer and formerly of Canton and Turner, died in Arizona, Dec. 30, 2012. He was born in Lewiston, Jan. 1, 1942, the oldest son of Kathryn and Alfred B. Dunn Sr. He attended school in Turner and graduated from Leavitt Institute in Turner i...

DEP to hold public meeting July 24 on proposed 8-turbine Canton Mountain Wind project

CANTON —The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting on Wednesday, July 24, to receive comments and answer questions on its draft analysis for a proposed 1