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Dumas will face Heroux in Attleboro mayor's race

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- Mayor Kevin Dumas came in second for the first time in political career at the hands of State Rep. Paul Heroux Tuesday as a field of three mayoral candidates was narrowed to two.

Ventura takes GOP Senate nomination, Feeny sweeps Democratic race

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:45
Voters will be offered a clear choice between an unabashed Democratic fan of Bernie Sanders and an outspoken conservative Republican in an Oct. 17 special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Sen. James Timilty.

SJC ruling creates limits on police testimony in marijuana-impaired driving cases

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:30
The state’s highest court has set new limits on police officers who arrest drivers they believe are high on pot, saying the science regarding the correlation between performance on field sobriety tests and marijuana consumption is inclusive.

'Big Read' author speaks in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO -- Peter Thacher Elementary School filled with readers young and old Tuesday night for a question and answer session with Emily St. John Mandel, author of "Station Eleven", the book chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts as…

More people are working but wage growth is still slow

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:00
Jobs are on the rise locally and across the nation, but wage growth remains slow, according to new figures out from the state and federal labor departments.

Attleboro man faces drunken driving charges after crashing into rock wall

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO – A 20-year-old city man escaped injury but faced drunken driving charges Tuesday related to a single-car crash at a rock wall on Route 118, near Christopher Drive.

Wrong-way driver on I-95 in Foxboro causes scare, warning

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:45
FOXBORO -- State police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 in the Foxboro area late Tuesday morning, but the driver was not found.

CROP walk seeks to banish hunger

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:15
ATTLEBORO -- The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative, formerly Council of Churches, is inviting local churches and organizations to participate in the annual CROP Hunger Walk 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at LaSalette Shrine.

Kozloski may seek comeback in Mansfield

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
MANSFIELD -- Former selectman Olivier Kozlowski, defeated in a three-way race for two seats on the board last year, may be seeking a comeback.

Nosy neighbor helps Foxboro police solve crime

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
FOXBORO — Nosy neighbors are the best.

Massachusetts town debates keeping legal pot businesses out

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:00
Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about how strong a foothold the cannabis industry can achieve in the…

Absentee ballot applications down in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:45
If the number of absentee ballot applications is any indication, the turnout for the city’s mayoral preliminary election Tuesday could be on the low side.

Woman in crash last week in Rehoboth has died

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:30
REHOBOTH — The Reynolds Avenue accident that left one man dead last week, has now taken another life.

Prosecutors drop manslaughter charge against suspect in Attleboro overdose death

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — Prosecutors have dropped an involuntary manslaughter charge against a man accused of selling heroin to a friend who died of an overdose.

The dog-eat-dog world of politics takes a bite out of Heroux

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — State Rep. Paul Heroux is paying a bloody price for his dogged door-to-door campaigning.

Storm poised to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Attleboro area

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:45
Hurricane Jose is forecast to give just a glancing blow to Southern New England starting Tuesday through Thursday, but that punch could still leave us with several inches of rain and some pretty hefty winds.

Attleboro man faces drunken driving charge after crash

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:12
ATTLEBORO — A car driven by an alleged drunken driver went airborne and came to rest in a Wright Circle yard after hitting a traffic island on Read Street over the weekend.

Mansfield police investigating bank robbery, convenience store holdup

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:41
MANSFIELD — Police investigated a robbery at the North Easton Savings Bank, 71 Copeland Drive, on Monday afternoon, the second robbery in town in two days.

Night of celebration ends tragically in Plainville crash

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:00
PLAINVILLE — It was supposed to be a night of celebration for Aaron and Hilary Hahn.

New warehouse building proposed in Mansfield

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:44
MANSFIELD — Cabot Business Park could see a major new construction project according to plans filed with the conservation commission and zoning board of appeals.