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Senate panel OKs ex-Sen. Scott Brown to be New Zealand envoy

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:04
WRENTHAM — From the local board of selectmen to the ranks of America’s envoys to foreign lands, it’s been a remarkable journey for Scott Brown.

Fire strikes North Attleboro apartment building

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:17
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A kitchen fire in an apartment building near downtown was quickly extinguished Thursday morning.

Foxboro rail plan splits Senate hopefuls

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:04
FOXBORO -- The daily commuter rail pilot program could cause some pretty explosive political fireworks in the race for the Bristol and Norfolk Massachusetts State Senate District.

No new industrial park for North Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Planning board members did not support a recent request to rezone a block of land near Landry Avenue for industrial use.

Angeline Street in Attleboro to be reconstructed as part of plaza project

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — May Street residents tortured by the torrent of traffic that pours through their tiny neighborhood on a daily basis can expect relief after nearby Angeline Street is reconstructed to provide access to a new shopping plaza, city councilors…

North Avenue to be detoured again for bridge work

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — Traffic on North Avenue will be detoured for a second time June 3 and 4 as work continues on replacing two Interstate 95 bridges.

Open containers, spilt beer gave away Plainville woman arrested for drunken driving

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — If the foamy liquid on the floor of the passenger seat of her car didn’t give it away, it was the still-cold beer bottles in the backseat, Attleboro police said when they arrested a woman on charges of…

Plainville residents urged to beware of scam

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:16
PLAINVILLE — Police are asking residents to be aware of a telephone scam in which criminals appear capable of spoofing a variety of town and elected officials’ phone numbers.

Mansfield residents complain about clogged side streets due to concert-goers at Xfinity Center

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:30
MANSFIELD — Town officials say they are working with the Xfinity Center to remedy widespread traffic gridlock that plagued residential neighborhoods during Tuesday’s season-opening concert.

Hodgson Mexican wall plan dealt blow by House

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:40
State lawmakers moved Wednesday to block Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and others from volunteering jail inmates to do work outside the state, such as building a wall with Mexico.

Man held on conspiracy charges after wife allegedly sneaks drugs into Attleboro court

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:02
ATTLEBORO — A Randolph man was held on $1,000 cash bail after his wife allegedly tried to sneak him narcotic strips while he was in police custody at Attleboro District Court earlier this month.

Man who fell asleep drunk in running car in Attleboro parking lot gets jail time

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:43
ATTLEBORO — A drunken driver found asleep in his running car at Cumberland Farms in February pleaded guilty to a fourth-offense drunken driving charge in Attleboro District Court Wednesday.

RI man picks up new shoplifting charge, accused of stealing liquor from Attleboro shop

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:15
ATTLEBORO — A Pawtucket man was held on $150 cash bail Wednesday after police say he stole a $25 bottle of liquor from an Attleboro store.

North Attleboro police arrest Providence man for identity fraud

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:32
ATTLEBORO -- North Attleboro police say a Providence man had over 20 credit cards in false names when he was arrested for identity fraud, larceny under $250 and possession of falsely embossed credit cards Tuesday night.

Providence man accused of dealing drugs out of Seekonk motel held without bail

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:20
TAUNTON — A Providence man accused of dealing drugs out of a Seekonk motel room was held without bail after a dangerousness hearing requested by prosecutors.

Fees increasing at Norton schools

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:07
NORTON — The fees students pay to play sports and for lunch are going up for the upcoming school year.

Moon medal made by Attleboro company to be auctioned

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — A medal made by the Robbins Company that accompanied Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 voyage that landed the first humans on the moon is scheduled to be auctioned off Thursday.

Attleboro area young people respond to UK bombing with sadness, fear, bewilderment

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:45
Panic swept across Manchester, England and the world Monday night when news broke that a bomb had exploded at an Ariana Grande concert. On Tuesday, the reverberations of that blast were being felt by concert-goers everywhere.

D-R valedictorian, salutatorian both on a pre-med track

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:30
REHOBOTH — Two Rehoboth friends, who are both considering careers in medicine, are at the top of the class of 2017 at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.