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Seekonk still quarreling over howitzer

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:30
SEEKONK — A town resident and former member of the board of selectmen questioned the legality of a vote that transferred control of town-owned land, which is the location of a controversial howitzer, over to the Seekonk Library Board of…

Attleboro rules on pot shops spark outcry from business owners

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
ATTLEBORO — The city’s ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries is making it tough for some businesses to set up shop and has prompted a flurry of variance requests to the zoning board of appeals.

Getting cold for a good cause at Attleboro High School

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 18:00
ATTLEBORO -- While the Polar Plunges for the Special Olympics Massachusetts have been traveling around the state for 20 years, Saturday marked the first year of such an event in Attleboro.

Norton ice rescue victim was on his last leg

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 18:00
NORTON — Jose Delaroca Jr. likes it quiet when he drives home from work.

A year after 'she persisted,' Warren is still speaking out

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 17:30
FRANKLIN — It was just over a year ago when U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was admonished by the Senate for reading a letter from the late wife of Martin Luther King into the official record.

Dating in the #MeToo era

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:00
A few weeks ago, Ashley, a 28-year-old from Franklin, was hanging out with a friend when he shifted toward her and tried to make a move.

Peachy ending to an ice cream story in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:45
Earl Goff has always loved peach ice cream from Bliss Dairy in Attleboro.

Area schools, Sturdy Memorial, see flu increase

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:30
The flu is far from done with the Attleboro area, and area school districts are feeling the impact.

Homing in on harassment: Businesses turn to training, new policies to head off incidents in the workplace

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:15
Amid heightened concern over incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace, businesses and nonprofits are stepping up their efforts to train workers and clarify policies and reporting requirements.

Easton candy makers deliver sweet notes each holiday

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:00
Everything starts in large copper bowls.

Alleged five-time drunken driver from Attleboro deemed 'danger'

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — An alleged five-time drunken driver was ordered held in jail without bail Friday after an Attleboro District Court judge deemed him a danger to the public.

Heroux asks council to put tax question on ballot

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- Mayor Paul Heroux asked the city council this week to authorize a ballot question seeking voter permission to raise taxes for a new high school.

Seasonal parking ban imposed on Attleboro's Beagle Club Road

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO -- The long and winding road seeking a compromise to parking problems on Beagle Club Road off West Street has reached an interim solution.

North Attleboro man gets new wheelchair from police, fire after accident

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Bruce Stewart was crossing Elm Street in his electric wheelchair last July when a driver taking an illegal right turn through the crosswalk crashed into him, running over his foot and damaging his chair in the process.

Suspect apprehended in a rash of Mansfield housebreaks

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:15
MANSFIELD — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of housebreaks in a three-week period in December as well as similar crimes in Easton and Stoughton.

Mansfield, Foxboro-Sharon merging Relay for Life efforts

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
For more than a decade, Mansfield and its neighbors Foxboro and Sharon have held separate Relay for Life events designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Rehoboth building work to cost over $4 million

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:45
REHOBOTH — Repairs to the town hall and the public safety building — including fixing building code violations and removing asbestos — could cost over $4.2 million, a report by an engineering firm hired by the town says.

Attleboro mom injured in I-95 crash after hitting guardrail

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — An Attleboro mother driving with her 3-year-old son was seriously injured Thursday when she was thrown from her SUV after striking a guardrail on Interstate 95.