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Stories written by Mary Ann Price
Originally from Chicago, Mary Ann joined the Citizen as a staff writer in 1999 and has lived in Canton for the last 25 years. She is also a Spanish teacher at Newton South High School. She and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, Renée and Emily.

Exchange student finds 2nd home with Canton’s Connor family

Paul Seignarbieux (left) poses for a photo with his host family, the Connors, on their trip out west last month.

Paul Seignarbieux, 16, has enjoyed two amazing trips since last summer. His first journey was to the United States from his native France in September to spend the school year as an exchange student at Canton High School. And last month, Michael and Maria Connor and their daughters, Sofia and Brii, who are hosting him, […]

18|8 salon offers unique grooming experience for men

18|8 Fine Men's Salon owner David Floyd

David and Andrea Floyd have a large metal plaque on a wall in their business that tells of a discovery that Harry Brearly found in England in 1913. He discovered that adding 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel to steel eliminated the steel’s tendency to oxidize and rust, transforming it into a better looking […]

Legendary coach to be inducted into wrestling HOF

Tom Bartosek grew up in Toledo, Ohio. The high school he attended had about 200 students, small enough to give him a chance to participate in the band, chorus, school plays, and sports. “I wrestled in high school, although I was a terrible athlete,” he said. “I was not really coordinated.” The wrestling program had […]

GMS closes out Pawsitivity Week with Ryan’s Story

When John Halligan was a senior in high school, his art teacher walked into class one morning with tears in her eyes. She told the class that she had just learned that a former student had committed suicide. She then added something that Halligan has always remembered. “She said, ‘Don’t ever forget this. You can always turn […]

Library turns to PR campaign amid looming state cuts

A delivery truck arrives every business day at the Canton Public Library with materials that patrons have requested but that the library does not have in its collections. “Not every library can have all of the things that any one person needs,” Director Mark Lague said. The Canton library is a member of the Old […]

Popular Trinity pastor delivers final sermon

Father Philip Jacobs III

Larry Graham, Sr., used to load his children into his car and drive from Boston to Canton to take them to the carnival at Trinity Episcopal Church. Then one day about 12 years ago, he remarked to his son that they should go to the church sometime. They did, and Graham and his wife, Sharon, are […]

Bradley Estate prepares for ‘Holly Daze’ celebration

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As the holiday season approaches and the days become shorter and darker, the entrance to the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, located on Route 138, has been decked out in garlands of white lights as the Trustees of Reservations invite everyone to Holly Daze & Be Dazzled, a 10-day celebration that runs from Wednesday, December 7, […]

‘New’ Blue Hill CC aims to broaden appeal

The clubhouse at Blue Hill Country Club is undergoing extensive renovations. (Blue Hill CC Facebook photo)

  Blue Hill Country Club has been part of the Canton community since 1925. Hundreds of people pass by its golf courses and pool daily, perhaps not realizing that while the property was designed to be a members-only facility, the new owners, Concert Golf Partners, are hosting events that are open to the public while […]

Town to honor longtime ZBA Chairman Paul Carroll

Canton attorney and longtime Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Paul B. Carroll will be honored Thursday, December 1, when the Board of Selectmen dedicates a room at Town Hall in recognition of his service to the town. Carroll has spent a combined 50 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canton Public […]

‘We Are Canton’ portrait exhibit to premiere Nov. 16

Canton High School English teacher Kate Kelly has taught a professional development course that deals with race, gender and sexuality to teachers over the last few years, based on the curriculum for the American Identities class that she teaches to CHS students. Both classes are designed to allow for personal reflection on biases that people […]

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