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Police use pepper spray, Taser on alleged burglar in South Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO - An elderly South Attleboro homeowner chased a drug-fueled burglary suspect from his home Thursday night before police apprehended the suspect as he tried to flee in the victim's SUV, a prosecutor said Friday.

In Norton, anger from both sides of override

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 21:20
NORTON — Calls from both sides of the spectrum for a planned $2.2 million tax hike up for a vote at the April 25 annual town election are being heard loud and clear.

Costs pile up in Mansfield's town manager search

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 21:16
MANSFIELD — The cost of replacing the town manager appears to be escalating.

Attleboro officer resigns after arrest on child porn charges

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:18
ATTLEBORO — A veteran police officer resigned from the department Friday, a week after his stunning arrest on federal child pornography charges, Police Chief Kyle Heagney confirmed.

Sen. Timilty leaving state senate to become Norfolk County Treasurer

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 13:05
State Sen. James Timilty says he will be leaving the Senate to become Norfolk County Treasurer.

Two sent to hospitals following North Attleboro crash

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Two people were injured when a pickup truck and car collided on Elm Street Friday morning, with the truck rolling over and wrapping around a utility pole.

NH company pleads guilty to counterfeit New England Patriots sportswear

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:34
FOXBORO — A New Hampshire company has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to trafficking counterfeit New England Patriots AFC Championship and Super Bowl T-shirts during the 2015 NFL playoffs.

Foxboro gets funds for crime statistics

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:16
FOXBORO - The state Gaming Commission has awarded $1,180 to Foxboro to make its computerized crime statistics accessible to a consultant who analysizes casino-related crime for the board.

Rehoboth to try yet again for override

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:05
REHOBOTH — Saying many residents urged them to do so, selectmen will give voters at the May 8 town meeting another chance to approve a new municipal government complex, just weeks after project was rejected at the polls.

School aid falling short for area districts

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:03
Legislative leaders say they are preparing to send a “record” amount of financial aid to public schools, but for most local districts that means a less than 1 percent increase.

North Attleboro selectmen set goals, objectives

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:08
NORTH ATTLEBORO — With a new board of selectmen comes a new list of goals and objectives.

Bob’s Stores to close in Seekonk, South Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:41
Bob’s Stores in Seekonk and South Attleboro are slated for closing as part of a bankruptcy plan by owner Eastern Outfitters.

Attleboro man gets jail time for Cumberland Farms robbery

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:40
ATTLEBORO — A city man is now serving a prison sentence for the hold-up last year at the Cumberland Farms convenience store at County Square.

Big changes could be coming to PGA tournament in Norton

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:17
NORTON — For the last 14 years, the world’s best golfers have competed in Norton at the end of summer in what organizers call “a great Labor Day tradition for thousands of New England families.”

Woman escapes serious injury after car rollover in Norton

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:59
NORTON — A woman escaped serious injury when her car rolled over into woods in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 495 Wednesday night.

Selectman defends departure pact with ex-Mansfield town manager

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:39
MANSFIELD — A selectman responded to a flurry of social media comments concerning the board’s handling of the departure of town Manager William Ross, saying members had acted properly and that selectmen are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Attleboro business feels the bite of Facebook

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 23:13
ATTLEBORO - With a snowstorm threatening last month, Attleboro pizza shop owner and longtime hunter Nicholas Stathakis of Arlington decided to keep his beagles with him at his business rather than risk being stranded with the canines shut up back…

Plainridge Casino takes pass on booze rules

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 23:03
PLAINVILLE — Tucked away in the House proposal for a new state budget is language that would allow casinos to continue serving alcohol to gamblers until 4 a.m.

Boy's battle inspires Plainville author

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 23:03
PLAINVILLE -- It's been about a year since 8-year-old Dorian Murray of Westerly, R.I., died of cancer and a book he helped inspire was published to encourage children battling the disease.

New Foxboro Town Hall almost finished

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 22:45
If everything continues at its current pace, Foxboro will see its new town hall ready and moved into this May.