Stories about Canton

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...

New England School of Communications honors list

BANGOR — The New England School of Communications has announced its honors list for spring 2013. High honors Auburn: Kacey Wight Canton: Brandon Doyen Durham: Stephen Creps Greene: James Morin Harrison: Brandon Denison Lewist...

Canton to elect three selectmen

CANTON — Voters will elect five town officers during annual balloting June 11 and act on a budget at the annual meeting June 15. Robert Walker and Brian Keene are running for two selectmen's positions for three years each. Selectman Shane Gallant, Percy Butler and Chris Dailey are vy...

Towns, cities want action on revenue-sharing questions

Cities and towns in Western Maine are planning budgets around gaps as high as $4 million — municipal revenue-sharing funds they're not sure are going to come from the state. In Canton, that question mark is $80,000. In Canton, that's a lot. "Five-thousand dollars here i... 1

Irene M. Fournier

CANTON — Irene M. Fournier, 85, a former resident of Jay, died Friday, May 24, at Victorian Villa Nursing Home, where she had resided since 2005. She was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Albert Poulin and Yvonne (Lebrasseur) Poulin. Irene was a 1946 graduate of Live...

Request for discussion on Canton properties goes unresolved

CANTON — Selectmen were asked Thursday night to hold a discussion at the annual town meeting on the sale and use of town properties. Chris Dailey of the Land Use Committee made the request, but the board made no decision. The committee was formed last year to take inventory of...

Canton Fire Department cleans up

CANTON — Led by the Canton Fire Department, volunteers scoured the roads Sunday to clean up debris, including more than 300 tires. Fire Chief Shane Gallant said 14 volunteers, who included firefighters and their families, gathered at 7 a.m and cleaned two miles of Route 140 and some ...

Canton man loses truck to fire

This 2000 GMC pickup truck owned by Robert Ouellette caught fire at 4 Golden Pond Road in Canton on Friday. Ouellette said he was working near the truck and getting ready to do some work on it when a fire suddenly erupted in the rear and spread toward the front. Canton, Dixfield and Peru firefigh...

Dixfield teen riding atop car roof pinned under it after rollover

MEXICO — A Dixfield teenager who was riding on a car roof Thursday afternoon on Thad White Road was pinned under the car when it rolled into a drainage ditch, police said. Firefighters from Mexico, Rumford and Dixfield lifted the rear of the car and held it up, allowing Med-Care Ambu... 25