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Seekonk voters approve budget

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 22:00
SEEKONK — Voters approved a $52.6 million town budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 at Monday’s annual town meeting that will bring a full-day kindergarten program.

Judge hears two different portraits of Plainville woman during texting-suicide trial

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:08
TAUNTON — Michelle Carter was either an attention-seeking girlfriend who badgered her boyfriend to kill himself or a teen dealing with her own mental health issues who was “overwhelmed” by an older teen bent on killing himself despite her protests.

Prosecutor: Plainville woman in texting suicide case wanted attention

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:38
TAUNTON — The Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's life, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Police contracts put strain on already struggling North Attleboro police budget

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Police Chief John Reilly believes his officers deserve more credit for putting their lives on the line for the community.

Police seek vehicle that struck pole, taking down power lines in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:20
ATTLEBORO — Work crews replaced a utility pole after a hit-and-run vehicle smashed into it and closed North Main Street in a pre-dawn crash.

Wrentham voters approve budget

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 23:02
WRENTHAM — Residents at Monday’s annual town meeting unanimously passed a $41.39 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, but there was discussion about the controversial regional school budget as expected.

Plainville approves new town hall, public safety building

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 23:00
PLAINVILLE — Town meeting voters overwhelming approved a $34 million municipal complex with a town hall and public safety building.

Kennedy calls Trump tweets about London shocking

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy Monday called President Trump’s criticism of the mayor of London in the wake of terrorist attacks “shocking.”

May weather was dreary, but also brought first heat wave for the month in six years

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:30
May was largely cool and rainy, but will also go down in Attleboro Water Department record books as bringing the first heat wave for the month in six years.

North Attleboro RTM makes quick work of light agenda

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Both of the two articles brought to debate at Monday night’s town meeting were unsupported by the town’s legislative body.

Norton voters decide on selectman Tuesday

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:00
NORTON — Residents are heading to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the board of selectmen.

Two arrested in Attleboro parking lot face federal cocaine smuggling charges

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:00
ATTLEBORO — Two men arrested Friday night in South Attleboro face federal charges for allegedly trafficking more than 15 pounds of cocaine smuggled from the Dominican Republic on a commercial airline.

Attleboro woman charged twice in three hours with assault, vandalism in Mansfield

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:38
MANSFIELD — An Attleboro woman was charged with assault and vandalism Saturday after being arrested twice within three hours as a result of unrelated incidents.

Man charged with theft of $1,300 in North Attleboro mall merchandise

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:58
ATTLEBORO — A Fall River man was charged with stealing $1,300 in merchandise from Macy’s in North Attleboro’s Emerald Square mall after allegedly being caught red-handed by security.

Attleboro rooming house resident charged after allegedly stabbing man

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:38
ATTLEBORO — A local man was charged with assault with intent to murder following an altercation in which another man was stabbed in the leg.

North Attleboro cop receives award by FOP chapter for saving girl from suicide at mall

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Detective Daniel Arrighi was recently given an award by the state chapter of the National Fraternal Order of Police for saving a distraught 13-year-old girl at the Emerald Square mall in September.

Plainville woman in texting suicide case waives right to jury trial

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:14
TAUNTON — In a surprise move by the defense, the Plainville woman charged with manslaughter for sending her troubled boyfriend text messages encouraging him to commit suicide waived her right to a jury trial Monday.

Mansfield grads get lessons in diploma-cy

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 23:00
MANSFIELD -- Each member of Mansfield High School’s class of 2017 received the piece of paper Sunday that will open doors the rest of their lives, according to the top of class.

Area north of Mansfield T station eyed for roundabout, future development

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:45
MANSFIELD -- To all appearances, the area along North Main Street just beyond downtown is simply a rail yard and fuel terminal -- a full-size train set with few distinguishing characteristics beyond a multi-acre expanse of gravel and a collection…

Foxboro graduation ceremony filled with heart, sincerity

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:30
FOXBORO -- The graduation ceremony for the Foxboro High School class of 2017 was filled with sincerity, heart, excitement and a scene-stealing graduation speech from salutatorian and senior class president Andre Jaberi.