Stories about Canton

Canton, Hartford celebrate completion of dam

CANTON — With temperatures hovering close to 100 degrees Friday afternoon, nearly 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new dam on Whitney Brook, an outlet of Lake Anasagunticook. “What a great day and what an accomplishment," Malcolm Ray of Canton, Dam Advisor...

Well done - Students named to dean's lists

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Springfield College has named the following local residents to the dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2013 term. Timothy Andrews of Farmington, studying athletic training. Jordan Hersom of Turner, studying ...

Whitney Brook ramp now completed

CANTON — The completion of a boat ramp on Whitney Brook off Lake Anasagunticook this week is the latest step in the recovery of a town devastated by a flood 10 years ago. On Dec. 18-19, 2003, the Androscoggin River overflowed its banks and damaged more than 40 homes in Cant...

Canton fire chief pitches squad truck purchase to selectmen

CANTON — Fire Chief Shane Gallant asked selectmen Thursday night to approve buying a 2002 ambulance to haul equipment to scenes and provide a heated space for personnel working at scenes. Gallant, who stepped down from his position as selectman to speak on the issue, said he took the...

Ward's move to RSU 9 brings career full-circle

DIXFIELD — When Superintendent Tom Ward leaves RSU 10 at the end of the month to join neighboring RSU 9, he will have come pretty much full circle in his 40-plus-year professional career. Almost all of his career has been devoted to the River Valle... 1

Voters amend articles, approve $589,061 budget

CANTON — Voters approved a $589,061 municipal budget at Saturday's annual town meeting at the Fire Station, according to Administrative Assistant Harry Childs.

RSU 10 sets timeline for a second budget vote

DIXFIELD — The RSU 10 board has set a budget timeline to try to get an approved 2013-14 operating budget. Voters in the 12 member towns last week turned down a proposed $36.18 million budget by 32 votes — 1,541 to 1,573. 1

74 graduate from CMMC CONHP

LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions graduated 54 nursing and 20 radiography students recently in a ceremony at the Lewiston Middle School. Having successfully completed the college’s education programs, the graduates were awarde...

RSU 10 budget narrowly defeated

DIXFIELD — The proposed 2013-14 operating budget of $36.18 million for RSU 10 went back to the drawing board by an extremely thin margin Tuesday. With all towns but Byron reporting, the unofficial vote was 1,536 to 1,564. Superintendent Tom Ward said Wednesday he was disappoin... 2

Walker, Keene and Gallant win Canton selectmen seats

CANTON — Voters elected three selectmen, two Planning Board members and two people to serve on committees in Tuesday's annual election. Robert Walker and Brian Keene, who were running for selectmen positions for three years each, tallied 103 and 118 votes, respectively, Administrativ...