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Canton connections abound at Eustis Estate

The Eustis Estate in Milton is now open to the public for tours. (Rick Haddad photo)

Since opening to the public in May, the historic Eustis Estate in Milton has received a lot of attention. Amanda Crabb, museum shop sales clerk said, “People are excited about it. They have been driving past it for years.” The new Blue Hills area destination has also been the focus of media stories, including by […]

Canton’s July 4th road race celebrates 50 years

Joe DeFelice (far left) has started every July 4th road race since the race's inception in 1968.

In 1967-68, Joe DeFelice was a young member of the Planning Board and a local sportswriter. He met with then acting Recreation Commissioner Russ Kidd and the conversation between the two included the start of a slow-pitch Canton Men’s Softball League and a July 4th road race. No other nearby communities had a local road […]

New Parks & Rec. director finds rewarding career path

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Liz Francis, the new director of the Canton Parks and Recreation Department, came to her current role after working in a variety of positions related to sports and recreation. “I always knew I enjoyed being active and playing sports. I didn’t believe that would be my career path,” Francis said. “Sometimes you have to find […]

Danish journalist researches local baseball hero

Jannik Bay Hansen at the Canton library last week

Jannik Bay Hansen is a Danish journalist from Copenhagen who has become fascinated by one particular aspect of Canton’s history. Hansen visited Canton recently in hopes of expanding his knowledge of Olaf Henriksen, an early 1900s Red Sox player who lived in Canton. Hansen was trying to track down personal memories of Henriksen for a […]

Determined senior completes memorable grad walk

Alaina Goodwin (David Uzvalok Photography)

When Alaina Goodwin walked across the stage to receive her diploma from Canton High School during last Friday evening’s graduation ceremony, she reached a goal that she has worked toward since suffering a rare stroke in August of 2016. The stroke affected the T4 vertebra in her spine, leaving her unable to move her legs. […]

Canton High’s Joyce Stenmon retires after 40 years

An exuberant Joyce Stenmon poses for a photo during her last PreK-12 Visual Arts Show in May. (Ed McDonough photo)

This story appears in the 26th annual Salute to the Fine Arts, a 6-page special section included in the June 1 issue of the Canton Citizen. On the far wall of the Canton High School library, there hangs a striking mural of the Death of Achilles. The figures are graphically drawn with exacting precision. The […]

Beloved family doctor gave all to family, patients, community

Dr. Richard Levrault, pictured above with his wife, children and grandchildren, was a dedicated family man and beloved community doctor.

Between his 30-plus years as a family medical practitioner and his long track record of service to the Canton community, Dr. Richard Levrault spent the great majority of his life helping and supporting others — while also trying his darndest to make them laugh or smile. “He had a hell of a sense of humor,” […]

Exchange student finds 2nd home in Canton

Paul Seignarbieux (left) poses for a photo with his host family, the Connors, on their trip out west last month.

Paul Seignarbieux, 16, has enjoyed two amazing trips since last summer. His first journey was to the United States from his native France in September to spend the school year as an exchange student at Canton High School. And last month, Michael and Maria Connor and their daughters, Sofia and Brii, who are hosting him, […]

True Tales from Canton’s Past: Cooking With Gas

A group of men from the Canton Board of Trade at an outing in 1916 (Courtesy of the Canton Historical Society)

The trustees of the Canton Public Library are in the midst of developing a strategic plan that will help shape services and support for a changing community. Just how much we have stayed the same is apparent by the vision statements that have been developed by the various citizens that are guiding the process. The […]

Dr. Sullivan left powerful legacy of selfless service

Dr. Bill Sullivan

They started trickling in to the Dockray and Thomas Funeral Home around 1:30 p.m. and the last visitor didn’t leave until 30 minutes after the wake had ended. Hundreds of them came, from near and far and from all walks of life, to pay their respects to the late Dr. William “Bill” Sullivan of Canton […]

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