A couple of Canada geese in the Farmington River are joined by a male mallard, or drake (on the ice), and a female mallard (barely visible in front of him in the water) on Thursday, Dec. 30. This photo, looking south, and the others in the gallery below were taken from the pedestrian walkways of the Sgt. Michael Dubiel Memorial Bridge (Route 179) over the river in Collinsville. Photos: dotCANTON
To check out other views of the icy Farmington River, click on any of the six images in the gallery below and use the arrow left or arrow right button at the bottom of the larger image that pops up. To return to this page, click on the full image you are viewing.
The National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The drive is open to all, but students wishing to donate must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.
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The transfer station will be closed Saturday through Monday, Jan. 1-3. Saturday’s closure is in observance of New Year’s Day. The transfer station will be open on Friday, Dec. 31, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
New transfer station stickers for 2011 remain on sale at town hall for $150, plus an additional $1 per sticker for other vehicles in the same household.
Offices at Canton Town Hall will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31.
The Canton Public Library will be closed for New Year’s Friday through Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan. 2.
The library will be open on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The storm was gone and the sun was out Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, but high winds, frigid cold and blowing snow remained in Canton. Among the sights: Chunks of ice fill the Farmington River almost from side to side in Collinsville, the result of persistent cold weather this month. A few more photos below. Photos: dotCANTON
To check out larger versions of the pictures below, click on any of the images and use the arrow left or arrow right button at the bottom of the larger image that pops up. To return to this page, click on the full image you are viewing.
This from Town Clerk Linda Smith:
In light of the harsh weather conditions, the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., will be open until 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, Dec. 27) to serve as a warming center. If you have a true emergency, please call 911.
The Weather Watch page has been activated. Please feel free to go there (click page button above) and share information about the blizzard and how it’s affecting your neighborhood, including snow accumulations, drifts, wind damage, etc.