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Facebook sleuths among Attleboro area police departments

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:45
It could be as simple as a photo of a car, an outfit seen at the scene of a crime or a conversation between Facebook "friends."

Firefighters on the cutting edge in Attleboro, North Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:30
ATTLEBORO - The mobility of cordless drills and saws used in the construction industry and for home repairs is now moving to the lifesaving tools used by firefighters.

Keeping the tradition alive in Mansfield

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:30
MANSFIELD - Throughout the corridors of Mansfield High School, lively jam sessions and snatches of acapella music could be seen and heard during the 73rd annual New England Folk Festival on Saturday, the second day of the beloved event bringing…

Norton divided over $2.2M tax hike proposal

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:30
NORTON - For a second year in a row, signs calling for "yes" votes and "no" votes dot the landscape throughout town as residents head to the polls to decide a a multi-million dollar tax hike.

Bristol County Chamber seeking names

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:15
SEEKONK - The Bristol County Chamber of Commerce of which Seekonk is a member is looking for nominations for its annual Outstanding Community Service Awards.

Norton man given probation

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:15
NORTON - A local man is on probation after admitting to driving drunk when he crashed into trees on West Hodges Street last month, injuring a passenger in his pickup truck.

Attleboro area home sales market warms up with spring

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:43
In real estate, 2016 was the year that home sales really took off. A total of 2,034 single family homes were sold last year throughout the area, a stunning increase over the 1,585 sold in all of 2015.

Thirty years of clean water

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:33
When it comes to securing a plentiful supply of clean water for a population of nearly 100,000 people, few communities are more dependent on a small, meandering stream than the five communities that lie along the Canoe River.

Man accused of drug peddling, child endangerment after Attleboro arrest

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:40
ATTLEBORO — A 30-year-old man faces drug peddling and child endangerment charges in Attleboro District Court for allegedly keeping suspected heroin in a room with a child’s crib.

Ex-TV reporter considering run for state Senate seat being vacated by Timilty

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:25
After three decades of covering politicians for television news, former WBZ anchorman Joe Shortsleeve says he is considering becoming a politician himself.

Suspect in Attleboro area gas station robberies indicted by grand jury

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:09
WRENTHAM — A suspect in a spree of area gas station holdups has been indicted by a Norfolk County Grand Jury in connection to the robberies in Wrentham and Plainville.

Human remains found in North Attleboro identified

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:53
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Human remains found in woods of Betts Drive have officially been identified as those of an East Providence man reported missing over a year ago.

Timilty hailed from a political dynasty

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:02
State Sen. James Timilty says he grew up hating politics and wanting nothing to do with it.

As rain falls, water limits ease

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:02
With the state downgrading the Attleboro area's drought status from a Drought Watch to a Drought Advisory, area water restrictions are being eased.

Attleboro City Council will honor senator

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — A special meeting of the city council has been called for Tuesday to honor state Sen. Jim Timility, D-Walpole, who’s leaving his seat in the Legislature to become treasurer of Norfolk County.

Development funds OK’d in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:37
ATTLEBORO — On a 10-0 vote the city council approved a $475,820 budget for the city’s community development program.

Boston woman accused of Norton hostage hoax held on bail

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:17
NORTON — A Boston woman was ordered held on $7,500 bail Thursday for allegedly instigating a hoax hostage-taking that tied up police for over five hours Wednesday.

Bipartisan support for Ex-Sen. Brown’s nomination as New Zealand ambassador

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:30
Former Sen. Scott Brown is getting bipartisan support for his nomination by President Donald Trump as ambassador to New Zealand.

Scott Brown reportedly named New Zealand ambassador

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:17
Reports out of Washington say Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator and Wrentham resident, has been appointed ambassador to New Zealand by President Donald Trump.

Police ID man found dead in burning car in Attleboro cemetery

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:21
ATTLEBORO — The body found inside a burning car last month at Hillside Cemetery over a month ago has been identified as that of a Pawtucket man.