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Scott Brown, New Zealand envoy pick, to seek more trade with island nation

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former senator President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to New Zealand pledged during a congressional hearing Wednesday to push for expanded trade and military cooperation with the island nation.

Fire investigators eyeing cause of greenhouse blaze in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — A fire that burned two greenhouses and charred the side wall of a garage Tuesday remains under investigation but fire officials are eyeing two possible causes.

Southeastern top grads aspire to better humanity

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 21:45
SOUTH EASTON — Southeastern Regional Technical Vocational High School’s top graduates both aspire to lives of helping people, one by fostering the development of children, the other by probing the depths of the human mind.

YMCA hosting session on opioids

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 19:08
ATTLEBORO — With alarming statistics about opioid overdoses nationwide and in local communities, many families are wondering how they should respond to the epidemic and what they can do to prevent addiction-related tragedies.

Foxboro police arrest two men, seize over 50 grams of fentanyl

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:23
FOXBORO — A call for suspicious activity resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of over 50 grams of suspected fentanyl.

Prosecutor: Man was dealing drugs from Seekonk motel room

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:08
SEEKONK — A suspect arrested in a raid at a local motel with two guns and a large amount of assorted narcotics was allegedly dealing drugs from his room, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Terrorism expert is Wheaton College commencement keynote speaker

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:35
NORTON — Wheaton College’s commencement Saturday features a guest speaker touching on a very timely topic.

Mansfield High principal named new assistant superintendent for teaching

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:24
MANSFIELD -- The school committee has chosen veteran Mansfield High School Principal Michael Connolly as its new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, effective in July.

Meet North Attleboro High's valedictorian and salutatorian

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 23:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The many advanced placement courses taken by seniors Wendy Wang and Victor Cai read off like a long grocery list.

Fiancee says Aaron Hernandez denied rumors he was gay

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 23:00
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez said rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true, his former fiancee said in an interview on the “Dr. Phil” show that aired Tuesday.

Heroux seeks custody rights for disabled parents

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — State Rep. Paul Heroux contends disabled parents are sometimes discriminated against when it comes to child custody rights and he wants to do something about it.

Rehoboth adopts pot moratorium, rejects 25 mph speed limit

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 22:15
REHOBOTH — Town meeting voters Monday night approved a temporary moratorium on the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana.

Firefighters douse burning greenhouses

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:14
ATTLEBORO — City firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at a South Attleboro landscaping company, but not before flames fueled by burning tires and plastic in a greenhouse scorched an adjacent garage Tuesday afternoon.

New stadium coming to old store site

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:15
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Red Sox have reached a deal with the city on a new $73 million stadium to be built on the site of the former Apex department store.

Drugs, guns seized in raid at Seekonk motel

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:36
SEEKONK -- Police raided a motel room Tuesday morning, arresting a Providence man and seizing an assortment of alleged narcotics, cash and two loaded handguns.

Shortsleeve takes independent route

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:27
State Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve switched from the Democratic Party to independent status Tuesday, all but assuring he will be in an October special election.

North man puts his heart in tin men

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — He may not be the wizard of Oz, but North Attleboro’s Richard Champagne gives his tin men a lot of heart.

Hernandez fiancee doubts death was suicide

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:45
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn’t initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn’t think his death was a suicide.

Vista Donuts in top 10 for lottery sales for a decade

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — When Vista Donuts closed abruptly more than a week ago, the tiny South Attleboro store ranked sixth statewide in the sale of lottery tickets.

Gold medalist tells AHS students 'never give up'

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — When DeeDee Trotter passed her 2004 Olympic gold medal around at Attleboro High School Monday, students let out a collective “oooh.”