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Bringing Patriot Place in Foxboro down to size

The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:15
FOXBORO -- From its giant view screen to oversized tight-end Rob Gronkowski, everything about Foxboro’s Patriot Place and its main feature, Gillette Stadium, is big.

Administrator: Mower in deadly Plainville tip over had a roll bar

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:45
PLAINVILLE — The lawn mower used in a deadly accident last week was equipped with a roll bar to help prevent it from tipping over, Town Administrator Jennifer Thompson said.

Homeward Bound: North Attleboro woman brings missing cats back home

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:30
When Donna Yanno’s cat Lilly went missing for over two weeks, she was heartbroken.

Prosecutors seek 35-year term for Wrentham man in deadly meningitis outbreak

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:10
WRENTHAM — Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing “an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients.”

Attleboro police seek arrest of convicted armed robber wanted for skipping hearing

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:33
ATTLEBORO — Police are looking for a convicted Attleboro armed robber who failed to show up for a probation violation hearing in Fall River Superior Court.

Taste for lobster lands Attleboro man in court on shoplifting charges

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:14
ATTLEBORO — Police say a homeless man with a taste for good seafood ran out of Stop & Shop in South Attleboro with about $100 in lobsters and scallops.

Attleboro state rep's post to former girlfriend goes public

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:30
ATTLEBORO — State Rep. Paul Heroux briefly posted a message on Facebook Thursday saying he doesn’t want to run for mayor even though he is in the midst of a campaign for the position.

Bristol DA appealing judge's decision to vacate Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:33
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn is appealing a judge’s decision to vacate the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez for the June 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd in the North Attleboro Industrial Park.

Superintendent moves forward with improvement plans for North Attleboro schools

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A new district improvement plan will focus on curriculum, school facilities, district culture and climate and the lingering budget crisis.

Local young women agree with study on well being

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:00
Women have been fighting for their rights for centuries — from the first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls in 1848 to The Women’s March in 2017.

Mansfield, Xfinity Center hope to relieve traffic crunch with roadblock

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:45
MANSFIELD — On at least three occasions this year, hundreds of vehicles seeking a quicker route to concerts at the Xfinity Center have turned residential roads like Willow and Hall Streets into an imitation of Interstate 95 during rush hour.

Move-in date for new Foxboro Town Hall pushed back

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:30
FOXBORO -- The move-in for the new Town Hall has been pushed back to next week. However, the project is still well within the 14 to 16 month time frame for the building’s completion that was given in April of…

Mansfield duck race celebrating 25 years

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:15
MANSFIELD

Attleboro High School costs to be released July 5

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — City officials plan to release estimates of how much a new high school will cost taxpayers on July 5.

Attleboro budget follies explodes as campaign issue

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:00
ATTLEBORO — An embarrassing budget mistake by the city council has become a top issue in the city election and has led to rampant finger pointing.

Attleboro man cleared in rape case arrested after wallet theft at house party

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:54
ATTLEBORO — A city man was arrested Thursday on charges he allegedly stole a wallet and other items from another guest at a house party, a day after he was cleared of rape and sexual assault charges.

BCC gets approval for casino training program

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:08
Bristol Community College has won approval from the state gaming commission for courses training students to be casino workers.

Plainville says calls seeking donations not connected with police union annual drive

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:08
PLAINVILLE — Police say residents are receiving phone calls from an organization soliciting money the callers say will partly benefit Plainville.

Equestrian community plans tribute ride to Attleboro teen

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:00
The Attleboro teen who died of a heroin overdose Tuesday succumbed to the epidemic in the place she felt most at peace.

North Attleboro looks to Attleboro to fill vocational education

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Some of North Attleboro’s vocational students could soon be feeling blue pride like their neighboring city.