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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.

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.

Walk, Bike & Hike Committee hits the ground running

As the Canton Walk, Bike & Hike Advisory Committee talked about creating a town hiking map during the group’s first meeting last week, member Jan Shub shared an interesting experience with the group. She related that she had gone on a wonderful hike with the town’s conservation agent and that the two had walked through […]

Canton Parks & Recreation gearing up for summer

When Christina Guccione returns to Canton this spring at the end of her freshman year at Syracuse University, she will have a few weeks free before starting her fourth season as a counselor at Pequitside Day Camp. She loves engaging with her 6- to 11-year-old charges as they play games and do arts and crafts. […]

Local pilot turns passion into successful business

An aerial shot of Great Blue Hill after a recent snowstorm (Cape Cod Aerial Photography)

Bill McGonagle always had a yearning to fly. “It just was something I always wanted to do,” he said recently. “It’s an expensive venture. I could never afford it. Then one day I could afford it.” In 1999, he got his private pilot’s license,

Trillium brings craftsmanship, love of beer to new Canton location

The entrance to the new Trillium Brewing Co. location in Canton (Courtesy of Fair Folk)

When you meet JC Tetreault, one of the first things you learn about him is that he doesn’t just like beer. He loves it. And it’s not just the taste of the hops and malt hitting his taste buds that brings a smile to his face. Tetreault is passionate about creating beverages that smoothly deliver […]

Marcone family grateful for Matty’s special night

Matty Marcone reacts after scoring the game-tying goal. (Mike Barucci photo)

By now, many people know the story of Canton High School senior and varsity hockey team manager Matty Marcone and his dream of playing hockey for the Bulldogs — a dream that came true last Tuesday when he not only skated a shift, but also scored a goal in Canton’s win against Stoughton in front […]

Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten a big hit

Fifteen children have added a new piece of apparel to their wardrobe by spending more time at the Canton Public Library. Each child has a new t-shirt with the words “I Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” The words are both the name of a nationwide program that encourages families to read with their young children […]

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