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Two injured in Norton crash

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:50
NORTON — One person was hospitalized and a second injured in a two-car crash Friday morning on Route 140 near the Cumberland Farms.

Rain forest exhibit at Capron Park Zoo to close for renovations

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:00
ATTLEBORO — The rain forest exhibit at Capron Park Zoo will shut down at the end of May to undergo a $245,000 repair and renovation project.

Mansfield eases water ban

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:30
MANSFIELD — The end of the drought means more good news for homeowners and gardeners wishing to water lawns, flowers and vegetable patches.

Seekonk man killed in motorcycle accident

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:54
SEEKONK — A 22-year-old local man was killed Thursday night when he was thrown off a motorcycle on Route 24 in Fall River.

The sun couldn't shine as bright as these Special Olympic athletes

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- The sun was out in full force for Thursday’s Attleboro Area School Day Games. But smiles on the faces of Special Olympic athletes competing in the 29th games were even brighter as they took awards left and right…

State looks to dip into horse fund

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:45
PLAINVILLE — With state revenue lagging, legislators are considering dipping into a fund that was created to support horse racing to patch up the budget.

New At the Zoo--Red Pandas

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — Capron Park Zoo has two new cute, furry faces.

Mansfield board considers grant for open space

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:30
MANSFIELD — The town has qualified for a $50,000 grant that some say could be used to jump-start a park on the site of the former Fales Fuel property.

Privately-owned parking lot near Mansfield's Xfinity Center to expand

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:00
MANSFIELD — A privately-owned parking facility next to the Xfinity Center will be allowed to add additional spaces to serve large crowds.

Push for town manager in North Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Residents were few in number at Wednesday night’s first charter commission hearing, but united in comment: It is time to centralize North Attleboro’s government, they said.

Pair face charges after drugs allegedly found in North Attleboro apartment

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:35
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Two people face drug charges after police investigating a disturbance call say they found a small amount of alleged narcotics and drug paraphernalia in a Peck Street apartment.

Attleboro man faces allegations of raping girls a decade ago

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:30
ATTLEBORO — A city man is free on bail with a GPS bracelet after pleading innocent to allegations he raped two teen-aged girls a decade ago.

Man who fell asleep in Attleboro drive-thru line admits to drunken driving

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:23
ATTLEBORO — A 30-year-old man arrested last year after he fell asleep in the drive-thru lane at Taco Bell in South Attleboro was placed on probation Thursday after admitting to driving drunk.

Developer lodges complaint against Seekonk assessors

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:44
SEEKONK -- Real estate developer Charles Tapalian lodged a complaint against the board of assessors at Wednesday’s selectmen meeting.

Mansfield train station work will create commuter parking headaches

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:36
MANSFIELD — The MBTA is beginning a major project in June to repair and replace passenger ramps and handicapped-accessible boarding platforms at the commuter rail station.

Moratoriums, bans on pot shops, piling up

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 23:00
Last November, voters throughout Massachusetts, including most towns in the Attleboro area, voted to allow legal adult use of recreational marijuana, including commercial sales of pot.

Council votes "non-opposition" for medical marijuana shop

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — A proposed medical marijuana dispensary got a crucial endorsement from the city council this week.

Verdict slip in Cadden trial creates confusion

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:30
WRENTHAM — The verdict in the Massachusetts trial of a compounding pharmacy executive from Wrentham charged in a deadly national fungal meningitis outbreak seemed clear in court but is now being questioned by some legal experts.

Push for higher nursing pay starts close to home for North Attleboro family

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- As her home nurse, Judy Blanchard knows more about 5-year-old Grace Darrah than most.