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Warning issued over marijuana candies

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 23:00
Law enforcement agencies are warning about the possibility of marijuana-laced candy in children’s trick-or-treat bags this Halloween. But how realistic that threat might be is unclear.

Attleboro City Council meeting tapes go missing

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO — Several tape recordings of city council meetings from earlier this year have gone missing, Council President Frank Cook said Tuesday.

North Attleboro rejects public records request for Gould executive session minutes

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 21:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Town officials have denied a public records request by The Sun Chronicle for access to the January executive session minutes of the board of selectmen, where former police Sgt. David Gould was fired.

Multiple OUIs land local men in trouble

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — A Mansfield man was ordered detained and a second will face a dangerousness hearing after facing charges of multiple drunk driving offenses.

Got spare change? North Attleboro students send it south for hurricane relief

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — One penny. Two pennies. Three pennies. Four.

Town lifts limitations on Gillette's 'Putnam Parkway'

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:30
FOXBORO — The planning board has lifted limits on the use of “Putnam Parkway,” a private access to Gillette Stadium during events other than football or soccer games.

Football game tonight to help young cancer victim

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:26
ATTLEBORO — A rivalry is turning into a fundraiser Wednesday night, Nov. 1 as Attleboro and North Attleboro Pop Warner football teams are holding a charity football game to raise money for a North Attleboro player who has cancer.

Agudas Achim announces format for Attleboro candidates' forum

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:00
ATTLEBORO -- The Congregation Agudas Achim has announced the format for Wednesday's candidates' forum, which includes audience questions for the mayoral candidates.

Norton search plays key role in multi-state drug sweep

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:30
NORTON — A search warrant served on a Norton apartment linked to four federal drug defendants played a significant role in a recent drug sweep that netted nearly two dozen defendants and resulted in the seizure of major amounts of…

Dumas and Heroux make their cases

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — Mayor Kevin Dumas and his challenger in the Nov. 7 city election, state Rep. Paul Heroux D-Attleboro, pitched their candidacies to The Sun Chronicle’s editorial board Monday.

Seizure at Norton home part of multi-state drug sweep

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:15
Twenty-three suspects have been charged in federal court in Providence in a multi-state investigation into drug trafficking that resulted in the seizure of 45 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, including from a Norton home.

Lutheran Churches reflect on 500 years of reformation

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:00
Five hundred years ago today, a man named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenburg Castle Church in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church, sparking a religious movement that remains alive and well.

'Career criminal' linked to Attleboro, Raynham break-ins though DNA sent to prison

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:45
ATTLEBORO — A “career criminal” linked through DNA evidence to break-ins to a city liquor store and a Raynham convenience store has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty, prosecutors say.

Hundreds in Norton bid affectionate goodbye to former selectman 'Butch' Rich

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:58
NORTON — The mood was less one of sorrow and more one of thankfulness Monday as hundreds of neighbors and friends attended the funeral of former selectman and businessman Clarence “Butch” Rich.

Thousands without power in Attleboro area after storm topples trees, power lines

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:15
A Mansfield couple got a rude awakening early Monday morning when an oak tree crashed through the roof of their Church Street home.

Area schools look for ways to deal with social media

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:15
Peter Lally, an 18-year-old Mansfield High Student, reaches into his back pocket and pulls out his cellphone.

City council sees plans for new Attleboro High

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:15
ATTLEBORO — A crucial vote on funding a proposed new high school is four months away.

Wild weather hits Attleboro area

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 23:08
A nor'easter brought heavy rain and big wind gusts to the area, toppling trees onto roadways and tangling limbs into electrical lines late Sunday evening.

Override opponent in Norton charged with violating campaign finance law

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 21:15
NORTON — A state official is accusing Ralph Stefanelli, an outspoken opponent of last spring’s $2.2 million tax override, with violating state campaign finance law.

Lawmakers and local activists support environmental justice bill

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 21:15
BOSTON — Clean air and water are guaranteed rights under the Massachusetts Constitution, and lawmakers and activists hope these rights will soon become law.