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Foxboro again approves pilot for daily rail service to stadium

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:58
FOXBORO — Selectmen again have approved a pilot program to bring daily commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium — this time acknowledging that an overnight layover station likely would come with a permanent stop.

Statehouse working on barrier to sheriff's border wall work crews

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:53
A proposal by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to send his inmates to the Mexican border to help build President Donald Trump’s wall is running into a barrier at the Statehouse.

Patriots fans make off with Foxboro Super Bowl banners

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:45
FOXBORO - The banners around Foxboro Common celebrating the New England Patriots' Super Bowl appearance have been a hit - maybe, a little too much.

Alleged drunken driver faces charges in Attleboro crash

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:55
ATTLEBORO — The driver of a car that collided with a pickup truck on on Park Street, near LaSalette Shrine, pleaded innocent Wednesday to a second-offense drunken driving charge.

Attleboro area event cancellations, parking bans

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:19
ATTLEBORO — There will be no school in many Attleboro area school districts Thursday because of the nor’easter expected to pound the area with about a foot of snow.

Attleboro area trash collection delayed a day due to storm

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:11
Due to the anticipated snowstorm on Thursday, rubbish and recycling collection in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield and Seekonk will be bumped a day.

Icy roads lead to Attleboro area crashes

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:23
Icy roads contributed to several accidents around Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island Wednesday morning, including a rollover in the western section of Wrentham.

Fans brave foul weather to hail Pats

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 20:51
Hundreds of thousands of football fans braved snowy weather and bitter cold to celebrate with the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl parade Tuesday.

North Attleboro candidate quits race after bigoted posts are exposed

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:47
NORTH ATTLEBORO - A candidate for selectman quit the campaign Tuesday after bigoted posts about Muslims came to light on his Facebook page.

Wild, topsy-turvy weather headed to the Attleboro area

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:32
What is expected to be the second sizable snowstorm of this mild winter is forecast to sweep into the Attleboro area Thursday.

North selectmen candidates weigh in on need for social media policy

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:17
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Representative Town Meeting member Paul Couturier's bigoted Facebook comments last March targeting Muslims and African Americans spurred conversation on appropriate use of social media by town officials.

Suspect in Attleboro area robbery spree jailed for probation violation

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 18:47
WRENTHAM - A suspect in a gas station holdup spree was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail for violating his probation on an earlier conviction, but the robbery cases against him are still pending.

State senators tour Norton ice cream plant

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 18:12
NORTON - When Bruce Ginsberg wanted to expand his New England Ice Cream business, he looked at several options, including adding on to his plant in Taunton.

Bristol County DA’s proposed bill adds Fentanyl to list of crimes

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:05
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn has filed legislation aimed at fighting the state’s opiate abuse crisis, cracking down on reckless driving and targeting hit-and-run drivers who flee accidents that result in serious injury.

Attleboro Area Council of Churches going by new name

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 15:10
ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Area Council of Churches is changing its name to the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative.

Bill seeks to force KP, Foxboro, Seekonk high schools to drop Native American nicknames

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:21
High school athletic teams are accustomed to fending off shots from their on-field rivals, but now they’re getting flack from Beacon Hill.

Doctors need more time to evaluate Norfolk man accused of trying to kill ex-wife with ax

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:18
NORFOLK — Bridgewater State Hospital doctors need more time to determine whether a local man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife with an ax last month is competent to stand trial.

One injured in Attleboro crash

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:08
ATTLEBORO — One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident that involved a truck Tuesday morning and that shut down Washington Street (Route 1) in South Attleboro near the Pawtucket line.

Pats win an inspiration to Attleboro High School students

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 18:45
Students garbed in Patriots attire sent a feeling of victory through the halls and into the classrooms of Attleboro High School Monday morning on the heels of New England's stunning Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Witnesses fail to identify defendant in Attleboro stabbing case

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:45
ATTLEBORO - A trial was scheduled next month for a man accused of taking part in the stabbing and assault of a 52-year-old man last year, but the case appears shaky following two pretrial hearings Monday involving witnesses in the…