Stories about Canton


Canton to host meeting on firetruck purchase

CANTON — The Fire Department will host an open house and public informational meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Fire Department on a request to purchase a used firetruck. According to a press release, the “Fire Department has heard the citizens of Canton with ...


A. McKay Barnett: Dixfield needs wind moratorium

Canton, Carthage and Dixfield, along with Roxbury, are going to be a discredit to our "scenic" River Valley. Governors Baldacci and King saw money made before our wilderness is saved. If anybody could get inside this commercial wind industry and uncover the scams of government mandates and... 4


Francis E. Plante

CANTON — Frances E. Plante, 78, a longtime resident of Main Street, Jay, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at Victorian Villa Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Columbus, Ga., the daughter of Homer and Bessie (Pierce) Patton. She attended school in Columbus. On March 31, 195... CANTO...


Special town meeting in Canton canceled

CANTON — The special town meeting to discuss purchase of a fire engine that had been scheduled Monday night, Jan. 28, has been canceled. A new meeting date has not yet been set.


Catherine F. 'Cappy' Litalien

CANTON — Catherine F. “Cappy” Litalien, 89, formerly of Harlow Hill Road in Mexico, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Victorian Villa, following a long illness. She was born in Mexico on March 23, 1923, a daughter of David and Charlotte (Sudsbury) McDonald. Capp...


HUD survey seeks count of homeless

LEWISTON — If you or someone you know is homeless, Tri-County Mental Health Services needs your help. Government funds are sent to states and agencies based on the number of homeless that live in each community. Help get the resources you need simply by standing up being counted.


Canton selectman resigns

CANTON — Selectmen accepted with regret the resignation of board Vice Chairman Donald Hutchins on Thursday night. Hutchins gave no reason in his letter, which was read at the board meeting. Selectmen decided a special election to fill the remainder of his term was unwarranted,... 3


Canton man loses School Street home to early-morning fire

CANTON —  A lit kerosene lantern that was accidentally knocked to the floor started a fire that destroyed a School Street home early Friday morning, fire Chief Shane Gallant said. No one was injured in the inferno, but homeowner Steve Blair of 318 School Street (Route 140) lost ...


Rumford Hospital GEMS 2012 celebrated

RUMFORD — Seven years ago the Central Maine Medical Family developed a program, GEMS, which recognizes clinical staff and clinical support staff for excellence in five areas: clinical excellence, customer service, education and research, leadership and community service. The ultimate goal o...


Ralph V. Sayer III

CANTON — Ralph V. Sayer III, 61, a resident of Keene Road, Canton, passed away early Thursday, Dec. 20, at his farm surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 8, 1951, in Chester, N.J., the son of Ralph V. Sayer Jr. and Julia (Freebor...