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Bus accident in North Attleboro slows commute

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:05
NORTH ATTLEBORO — One person escaped serious injury when a GATRA bus and a car crashed Thursday morning, briefly tying up commuters on Toner Boulevard.

Mansfield notebook

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:21
MANSFIELD -- Got some old tools, small appliances or knick knacks you no longer use?

Jarring video shows North Attleboro police officer reviving overdose victim

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — For Shane Gould, it was a scene upsetting enough to make him pull out his cell phone and start recording.

Parties to drag out the heavy hitters for Attleboro-area state Senate special election

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:30
Republicans and Democrats plan to bring out their big party guns to campaign in a local special election for state Senate.

Attleboro area escapes Jose's wrath relatively unscathed

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:22
Hurricane Jose, now downgraded to a tropical storm, brought some wind damage but less rain than forecast to the Attleboro area Wednesday as it continued to cruise well off the Southern New England coast.

North Attleboro Alumni Association fills gaps in budget with large donation

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — With budget cuts taking a toll on school funding, former North Attleboro students are stepping in where administrators can’t to provide resources for experience-based learning in the town’s schools.

Seekonk police dog Kilo retires

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:00
SEEKONK — Kilo, the police K-9 dog that has sniffed out various drugs for three years and helped make dozens of arrests, is now retired.

Local towns get grant for regional communications center

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:45
FOXBORO — A new regional emergency call center has received a $1.5 million grant to modernize E911 service and convert a Mansfield municipal building into a dispatch center.

GOP lawmaker wants court to weigh in on PawSox stadium plan

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:45
PROVIDENCE — House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says the Rhode Island Supreme Court should weigh in on whether the state legally can help pay for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Steps to take after the Equifax hack

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:30
The Equifax hack has caught the nation’s attention. And not in a good way.

North Attleboro police investigating break-in at bank

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Who would break into a bank when it’s closed when presumably all the money is locked in the vault?

Two alleged shoplifters nabbed in South Attleboro store theft

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — Police say they nabbed two of three suspected shoplifters who allegedly stole a duffel bag full of merchandise from TJ Maxx at South Attleboro Square over the weekend.

North Attleboro man guilty of natural gas theft and meter tampering in Attleboro, elsewhere

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:48
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A local man, the former owner of a half-dozen laundromats, was found guilty Wednesday of stealing about $200,000 from gas companies by tampering with the meters at his establishments.

Night work to begin at Patriot Place

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:08
Not long after Tom Brady finishes deconstructing the Houston Texans, the night shift is scheudled to go to work demolishing a large retail building at Patriot Place to make room for a five-story office-retail structure.

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 his 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, Feeney 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 inconclusive.

'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.