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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 CPD Officer Dunkin adjusting to police life

Canton Police Department K9 Officer Dunkin, one of the newest members of the force, joined the department in July. His partner, Officer Robert Zepf, is spending his shifts familiarizing Dunkin with a police officer’s daily routine and introducing him to residents who are running errands in Canton Center. Dunkin, a black English Labrador, was seven […]

Friends of the Library to host technology gala

The Canton Library will be aglow the evening of November 21 as the Friends of the Canton Public Library host the James P. Moran Technology Gala. Moran lived in Canton for many years and gave of his time to the town by serving on a number of committees and town boards. He passed away in […]

Wegmans opens doors at University Station

Jo Natale, VP of media relations, and Valerie Fox, media relations coordinator, in front of the company’s famous replica wagon (Mary Ann photo)

The managers and employees of Wegmans Food Markets strongly believe in providing the freshest food, lowest prices, and best customer service to everyone who walks through their doors. Their pride in delivering and maintaining excellence is evident throughout every facility in the store, including the ones behind closed doors. “We have great restrooms,” Jo Natale, […]

Canton’s Clyve provides lighting for Pope Francis visit

Canton's Scott Clyve poses in front of the 'Pope-mobile.' (Photo courtesy of Scott Clyve)

Lighting designer and director Scott Clyve has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, including A-listers such as Angelina Jolie and Harrison Ford. Last month, Clyve created the lighting for one of the best known but perhaps most humble personalities of them all, Pope Francis, during his visit to Philadelphia. ESM Productions […]

Inspired by dad, local teen undergoes life-changing weight-loss surgery


Most medical experts and nutritionists tell their patients that if they want to lose weight and keep it off as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle, they need to exercise on a regular basis and eat balanced meals. Many of their patients will respond that making a lifelong commitment to those goals has been a […]

New book celebrates heroics of Canton woman’s family

Author to visit Canton Public Library Sept. 17 Loraine Jackson Riemer’s father is a man who does not easily express his deepest emotions. Phillip Jackson and his parents, Dr. Sumner and Charlotte Sylvie Berrelet de Ricout ‘Toquette’ Jackson, secretly provided support for a resistance network, Goélette, in Paris during World War II until they were […]

Town Employee Spotlight: Kate Howarth

Editors note: The following is the sixth in a series of occasional spotlights on Canton’s town employees. This week we are proud to introduce our readers to new Canton Firefighter Kate Howarth. Last month, Kate Howarth achieved a major professional milestone when she was hired as a full-time firefighter by the Canton Fire Department. But […]

Canton High alum combines passions in new short film

Adventure PantsApril 12, 2015Brooklyn, NY

Katrin is a dancer in New York City who moves into an apartment as she recovers from an injury that has put her career on hold. One night, as she listens to the noises from the radiator in her apartment, she hears people talking and kneels down on the floor to peer through a hole […]

Residents call for equal access at Reservoir Pond

A view of Reservoir Pond courtesy of George T. Comeau

Although used by generations of Canton residents for recreational purposes, Reservoir Pond only recently became a town-owned property, and the Earl Newhouse Waterfront serves as the access area for the public to unload their boats into the Rez. However, black and gold signs in the parking lot at the waterfront state that motorized boats and trailers are prohibited, leaving boaters who do not live on the properties that abut the Rez with the option of using canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized boats.

Parks and Rec Dept. offers summer fun for all ages

A classic summer carnival, new and improved programs, and a series of 1980s throwback events are some of the many highlights of an action-packed summer season planned by the Canton Parks and Recreation Department. The carnival, staged by Fiesta Shows, kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy School and runs through Sunday, July […]

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