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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.

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 […]

Library launches expanded summer reading program

For decades, the staff at the Canton Public Library has encouraged children to work on their reading skills and explore new books by offering summer reading programs. This summer, the library staff is expanding the program to include readers of all ages. “Every Hero Has a Story” is a program for readers in grades six […]

Equestrian pro turns passion into rewarding career


When Anna Huggins Porter was 5 years old, her mother signed her up for weekly riding lessons at a farm not far from the family’s home. She continued riding and competing through high school and college, and today she is a professional rider and the proud owner of Eight Fences Farm in Mansfield, where she […]

Canton High math team continues winning ways under legendary teacher, coach


Legendary Canton High School mathematics teacher and former department chair Martin Badoian had been teaching math for several years when a friend who was also a math teacher told him that she had started a math team for students at her high school. Badoian was intrigued, but had a question for her. “What’s a math […]

Parents group takes issue with Common Core standards


Last fall Canton friends Ellen Donovan and Annmarie Silvasy began to talk about the math and English Language curriculum changes they have seen in recent years. “Ellen and I and a couple of parents were concerned about the wacky math,” Silvasy said. “We made a couple of jokes about it. Then we just started to […]

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