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Seekonk 911 knocked out Tuesday

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:30
SEEKONK -- The town's 911 phone system was down Tuesday, forcing emergency calls to be rerouted through the Rehoboth Police Department.

Rhein tops Mansfield special election

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:09
MANSFIELD — Neil Rhein, a small business owner and founder of a townwide beautification effort, topped a field of five candidates Tuesday to win a single seat on the board of selectmen.

Seekonk backs planning for fire station for south end

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:00
SEEKONK — Town meeting voters Monday approved spending $100,000 for a feasibility study for the construction of a south end fire station and for another study for the construction of a second phase for the senior center.

Salvation Army kicking off red kettle campaign

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:30
ATTLEBORO — The Salvation Army will kick off its 2017 Red Kettle campaign with a celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at Patterson Creations, 52 Union St.

Baker piles on Attleboro's mayor-elect

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — Gov. Charlie Baker is the latest politician to slam state Rep. Paul Heroux for saying he may serve as both a legislator and mayor of Attleboro for a time.

Hunting underway but Attleboro regs lag

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — Deer hunting season with bow and arrow has been under way for nearly a month and shotgun season starts Nov. 27, but the city has yet to address concerns about the activity that’s been an issue since at…

Taylor Swift's 'Ready for It': Singer announces stadium tour that includes Foxboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:15
FOXBORO — Taylor Swift announced on Tuesday that she will be returning to Gillette Stadium next summer, and revealed a new way to sell tickets that she said is intended to get them in the hands of fans, not scalpers.

New Year's Eve prison escapee pleads guilty

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — A former Army Reservist pleaded guilty Monday to escaping from a Central Falls prison last New Year’s Eve, an incident that alarmed South Attleboro residents.

Six-month update from North Attleboro charter commission focuses on transparency and accountability in town government

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A lack of transparency, accountability and centralization are major gripes against the town’s current government style, members of the home-rule charter commission say.

Police say Norton domestic assault related to fight in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO — Police say a city man was hospitalized over the weekend allegedly after being badly beaten by another man in a fight over a woman.

Mansfield voters head to polls today

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:23
MANSFIELD — Voters today will be selecting among four candidates to fill the selectman seat of the late George Dentino, who died in August after serving 12 years on the board.

Rehoboth police arrest alleged drunk driver carrying loaded gun

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:15
REHOBOTH — A Norton man was arrested on drunken driving and gun charges after he allegedly crashed his car into the woods and exited the vehicle carrying a loaded firearm.

Plainville man jailed for theft of pills, $35 in change for cancer fund

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — A Plainville man was sentenced to serve three months in jail for stealing prescription pills from a friend and a container from a North Attleboro store filled with $35 in change for a cancer fund.

FARINELLA: Special teams made it a special night for Patriots

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:53
By now, every coach in the NFL will at least claim to understand and embrace the importance of special teams. But it’s fair to suggest that Bill Belichick has been ahead of the curve in that area for a long,…

Attleboro business wins award in tow-truck beauty contest

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO -- Tow trucks. They’re dirty, rusty, grimy; all around not the most glamorous vehicles. Right?

Area kids get a glimpse of homelessness

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The 11th annual Homeless Awareness Weekend was held at Mason Field, with 70 children participating from Rehoboth Congregational Church and five other area churches’ youth groups.

Foxboro home’s fate in peril with Fannie Mae snafu

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:00
FOXBORO -- After granting a six-month reprieve to two historic South Street homes late last month, the historic commission has unanimously voted to delay demolition of another property on the street.