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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.

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


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 […]

Temple bone marrow drive eyes ‘Match for Madi’

Temple Beth Abraham is sponsoring its annual Be the Match bone marrow drive on Sunday, October 30, during the 28th annual Canton Fall Classic Road race, which is also held at the temple. This year’s drive is a personal one with a local connection. Many people hope that this fall, someone will come forward and […]

CHS student progressing after rare medical emergency

Monday, August 15, started as any other summer day for Alaina Goodwin. The 17-year-old was enjoying the last weeks of summer before returning to Canton High School to start her senior year with her twin sister, Darria. On that day, the family planned to go to the beach and everyone was getting ready when Alaina […]

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