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Ex-Foxboro selectman eyes state Senate seat

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:20
FOXBORO - Former Selectman Paul Feeney announced Wednesday he is launching a campaign to take over the seat of the state senator he once worked for.

Delays in funding worry builders

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:19
The construction industry is starting to fret the state Legislature will be too slow in approving road repair money to take full advantage of the current construction season.

Sex offender charged with failing to register

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:14
ATTLEBORO — A Level 2 sex offender recently released from a hospital and staying with his mother has been charged with failing to comply with sex offender registration laws.

Attleboro resident accused of trashing apartment

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:13
ATTLEBORO — A 25-year-old city man is accused of vandalizing and trashing the East Side apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

Attleboro company making move to RI

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:06
PROVIDENCE — Fast-growing Attleboro software company Trade Area Systems has moved to Rhode Island, and Ocean State officials are making the most of the photo op.

Officials: Ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:00
BOSTON — The suicide death Wednesday of Aaron Hernandez, who had two direct Attleboro area connections, as a New England Patriots player and North Attleboro resident, puts an end to a tragic life that would challenge Shakespeare and will surely…

Suspect arrested in hoax hostage call at Norton apartment complex

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:10
NORTON — A suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a “swatting” call earlier in the day at a Route 123 apartment complex, which tied up local and area police, as well as area traffic.

North Attleboro officer gets boost in Special Olympics run from familiar smile

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:18
NORTH ATTLEBORO — With her pink sneakers laced up, North Attleboro police officer Kristine Crosman was just about ready to start her 10-day trek across Austria for the Special Olympics.

Council fight over whether Attleboro should increase cost-of-living pension hike

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:04
ATTLEBORO — A bitter floor fight over whether the city can afford to add to the annual cost-of-living pension hikes for its retirees ended with no decision from the city council yet again.

Norton police say hostage call at apartment complex was a hoax

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:56
NORTON — Police are investigating to determine who was responsible for a “swatting” call at East Main Street apartments Wednesday morning which tied up local police and other agencies.

Man barricaded in Norton home

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:50
NORTON — Part of East Main Street (Route 123) is blocked off by police as they deal with a person who has reportedly barricaded himself in his home.

Drug cases to be dropped

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:54
ATTLEBORO — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III will ask courts in the county to dismiss more than 1,500 drug cases tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist.

Attleboro plans Emory Street work

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO - Motorists who use Emory Street to get into downtown should seek a another route starting Thursday.

Attleboro’s website gets an upgrade

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:38
ATTLEBORO — The city’s website has a new look and some new features that are intended to provide more information about city services and what’s going on in city government and around town as well.

Downed pole causes traffic backups on Rte. 152 in Plainville

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:34
PLAINVILLE — A car struck a pole which fell, shutting down two busy highways heading into rush hour Tuesday afternoon.

Leader of Dropkick Murphys to bring boxing to Plainridge

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:33
PLAINVILLE — A leader of the rock band Dropkick Murphys is going to start promoting boxing matches at Plainridge Park Casino in May.

North Attleboro man accused of breaking into Attleboro apartment, sister’s car

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:17
ATTLEBORO – A 27-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday in Attleboro District Court on charges related to break-ins at a city public housing development, including his own sister’s car.

Health care giant with quarters in Mansfield selling some businesses

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:19
MANSFIELD — Health care giant Medtronic is selling its patient care, deep vein thrombosis and nutritional insufficiency businesses, including portions associated with its Mansfield campus, to Cardinal Health.

Former North Attleboro town administrator, selectman to head government study committee

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Former town administrator and ex-selectman Mark Fisher will lead the town’s effort toward governmental change.

TV? Whatever. To them it's just another screen

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 21:31
Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.