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Plainville's Plainridge Park Casino had booming month in July

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:00
PLAINVILLE — Plainridge Park Casino had a booming month in July as it took in $15.4 million in revenue, the second best month in its brief history.

Foxboro woman says she was target of racial slur

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:00
FOXBORO — Tabitha Gaston said she was flabbergasted when a man driving a gray Mercedes yelled at her as she walked her two youngest children Sunday afternoon on Pleasant Street.

Manfield woman, Plainville man team up to fight lung disease

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:00
Nicole Reynolds remembers her dad as a hard worker and funny, gregarious father who enjoyed camping and Cape Cod lighthouses.

North Attleboro schools make next round of MSBA feasibility study cuts, moving forward with goals

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:16
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The school district has made it to the next round of a state feasibility study that could pave the way for a new high school, officials announced Monday.

Authorities say Attleboro man who allegedly grabbed woman, assaulted police may have been on synthetic marijuana

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:08
ATTLEBORO — Authorities say a man may have been on synthetic marijuana when he allegedly accosted a woman before jumping over a railing and into the Ten Mile River 15 feet below.

North Attleboro school committee backs away from plans for Attleboro voc program

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:05
NORTH ATTLEBORO — School officials have backed away from a preferred school policy that would have shifted some vocational students from Tri-Country Regional Vocational Technical High School to Attleboro schools next fall.

Area police: A slim chance of being called to help at Boston rally

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:37
Area police chiefs say they will be committing officers for crowd control efforts this weekend, but there’s a low probability they will be called on to provide security at a controversial Boston “free speech” rally.

North Attleboro school officials hand off keys to Allen Avenue

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:27
NORTH ATTLEBORO — There will be no more learning at Allen Avenue.

Probation department seeks clarification of stay in Plainville woman's prison sentence

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:08
TAUNTON —The probation department wants a juvenile court judge to clarify the stay of the sentence he gave Michelle Carter, the Plainville woman convicted in the suicide-texting case.

Lawyer defends Attleboro mom accused of driving drunk with kids in the car

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:43
ATTLEBORO -- The lawyer for a city mother accused of driving drunk with her children in the car says she is a good mother "dedicated to her children and family."

Commuter rail pilot program to Gillette gets green light

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:00
The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted 4-1 Monday to approve an 11 1/2-month pilot program that will expand weekday commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium.

Commuter rail pilot program to Gillette gets green light

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:00
BOSTON — The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority voted 4-1 Monday to approve an 11 1/2-month pilot program that will expand weekday commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium.

Defendant sentenced to prison for kidnapping in Seekonk standoff

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:45
SEEKONK — A 32-year-old Swansea man is now in prison for fleeing police with his girlfriend at knifepoint and keeping police at bay during a 7 1/2-hour standoff at a local motel.

North Attleboro man wants to shake up online dating scene with 'on-demand' help

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Kevin Murray wants to be your dating coach.

Norton police officer injured in pitbull attack

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:15
NORTON — A pitbull attacked and injured a town police officer Monday afternoon after the officer responded to a report of the dog biting a neighor, authorities said.

North Attleboro selectmen take another bid at economic development officer

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Selectmen are ready to take another stab at adding a position dedicated to the town’s economic growth.

State rep clashes with senate candidate

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:00
State Rep. Shawn Dooley contends that Senate candidate Michael Berry is falsely claiming to have the endorsement of Gov. Charlie Baker in the Republican special election primary.

Ex-Attleboro police sergeant due in federal court Friday for change of plea hearing

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — A former Attleboro police sergeant is scheduled to appear Friday in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island where he is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges.

Attleboro mom faces charges she drove drunk with kids in car

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:45
ATTLEBORO — A 27-year-old mother faces allegations she was almost three times the legal limit of intoxication while driving with her two young children in the car.

Plainville man sentenced to jail on drug and weapons charges

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:19
PLAINVILLE — A local man is now serving a jail term after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a loaded 9 mm handgun and more than an ounce of cocaine.