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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.

‘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 […]

Bridal expo coming to Canton Town Club October 2


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


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 […]

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