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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.

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 […]

Bridal expo coming to Canton Town Club October 2

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Cloud Nine Weddings will host a bridal expo for all brides-to-be at the Canton Town Club on Sunday, October 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kristine Norton, who books functions at the Canton Town Club, and Lea Coughlin of Coughlin Photography of Walpole, have coordinated a program that includes several local vendors. The first […]

CHS alumna follows her passion to Music City USA

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For Joanna Sugameli, failure was an important step on her road to success. After graduating from Canton High School in 2009, Sugameli went on to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she majored in music education, planning to become an educator. For her, the decision was an easy one. “My mom is a teacher […]

CPD stays busy with community outreach efforts

Ice cream is a traditional summer treat, and no one knows that better than Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz. “Everybody likes free ice cream,” he said. The chief and several officers delivered the cold treat to the Arthur Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, formerly the Massachusetts Hospital School, last Wednesday evening as part of the […]

Public health nurse seeks local seniors for fall prevention study

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Terri Khoury’s clientele ranges in age from 3 to 103 years old. In her role as the town of Canton’s public health nurse, Khoury, MSN, RN, believes that while her job is multi-faceted, her prime responsibility is singular. “The health of the community,” she said. Khoury has visited commercial day care centers in Canton, the […]

New outdoor climbing park opens at ICCNE

Dillon Anderson, 16, tests out one of the trails during Friends & Family Day on Friday, June 1. (Michelle Stark photo)

Molly and Chris ‘Topher’ Kerr have just a few basic rules for guests who choose to spend some time at their place: wear closed-toed shoes, check the fitting of your harness, and secure your carabiner to a life line. Once that is done, visitors are invited to ride a zip line, cross a swinging rope […]

Family’s chance discovery unlocks window into dad’s World War II days

Canton Historical Society President Paul Mitcheroney (2nd from right) accepts a donation from the Neal family. Also pictured are (l-r) Richard Neal, Geoffrey Neal, Jennifer McNulty, and Pamela Neal Katz. (Mary Ann Price photo)

Brothers Geoffrey and Richard Neal grew up on Spring Lane, where they played in the attic as children with a samurai sword and a Japanese flag that their father, the late Brigadier General Willis A. Neal, USMCR, brought back from his years of service in World War II. One of their father’s personal items that […]

Resident’s new novel offers hope on path to recovery

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Author to visit Canton library June 7 Gerald and Linda Carmichael used to take their children on camping trips to Maine when they were young. Jerry Carmichael recalled that there was no television to watch or radio to listen to, so he used to make up stories to amuse his family. His children enjoyed going […]

Policy change proves too costly for Rec instructors

Sherry Herzog has taught music to Canton children for more than 30 years through the Parks and Recreation Department. A professional musician, she taught a preschool music class and a “song, dance and yoga” class every Monday. Over the years, she added a school vacation class and created Camp Broadway, a summer program in which […]

CHS extracurriculars riding historic wave of success

Members of the state semifinalist CHS mock trial team are dressed for success.

From the excellence of its volleyball and hockey teams to the individual brilliance of many wrestling and track stars, Canton High School has long been a household name in the arena of competitive athletics. But success at CHS is certainly not just limited to sports — a fact that has been proven time and again by the school’s elite math team and one that was hammered home again this winter by a trio of triumphs in competitive extracurriculars.

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