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History-making mayor bows out, crediting his team for accomplishments

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — Blackinton Inn is a historic site and Tuesday night it was where a mayor who served a historic seven terms — the second-longest tenure of any mayor in the city’s history and one who presided over an era…

Heroux saw victory coming

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — When Paul Heroux first started campaigning for mayor, he said the reception he received was so positive, he figured all he had to do to win was to avoid mistakes.

Rehoboth town meeting holds off on school roof

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:00
REHOBOTH — Voters opted to delay a vote on funding for a new roof for Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School at town meeting Monday.

Voters mostly back incumbents

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:52
ATTLEBORO — Incoming Mayor Paul Heroux will be joined by three newcomers to city politics when he takes his seat in the corner office. But a few new city council winners may not exactly mean sweeping change is on the…

Johnson re-elected in only school committee race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — School committee member Shannon Johnson got quite a scare when the local cable news announced she had lost her bid for re-election.

Fall weather comes with a bite

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:53
It took a while but chilly weather is finally and abruptly descending upon the region after close to a record warm fall.

Attleboro voters pick Heroux as next mayor

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:15
ATTLEBORO -- Attleboro has a new mayor.

Selectmen hopeful that clean up ahead for North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:07
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The former Courtois Sand and Gravel Co. site off Mendon Road could be fit for a new residential parcel in town. Or a park, playground or some sort of recreation. Or solar development.

Mansfield police seek man who used credit card from stolen wallet

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:56
MANSFIELD — Police say a man is wanted for allegedly stealing a wallet from a customer who accidentally left it behind on the counter of a local convenience store.

Death in Norfolk adds urgency to effort to combat rail deaths

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:00
The apparent suicide of a 21-year-old woman who walked in front of a commuter train in Norfolk Friday is adding urgency to the state’s campaign to curb suicides and trespassing deaths on rail lines.

Races for council, mayor draw to a close in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — The race for mayor has gotten most of the attention in the city election that draws to a close Tuesday, but the ballot is stuffed with competitive city council races, too.

Silly goose causes fowl situation in North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:30
Call her a silly goose, a sneaky goose or even a smart goose.

Feds say identity fraud suspect purchased motorcycle in Foxboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:15
PROVIDENCE — A Pawtucket man is now in federal custody on identity fraud and other charges for allegedly buying four vehicles, including a $34,000 motorcycle in Foxboro, that ended up in the possession of an accused drug kingpin.

Many put off end-of-life decisions

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:00
Long-term illness and medical care are not exactly the topics Attleboro residents wanted to think about on a sunny Friday afternoon in the park.

Attleboro water, wastewater departments going solar

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — The water and wastewater departments are expected to save about $159,000 a year in electric costs thanks to a solar energy farm to be built in Seekonk.

Lions get into Christmas tree business

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 21:45
PLAINVILLE — The Lions Club is getting into the Christmas tree business as a means of raising money for its charitable works.

North Attleboro police trying to identify theft suspects

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Police are trying to identify two alleged shoplifters in the theft of a customer’s wallet from one store and clothing from another store at the Emerald Square mall.

North Attleboro drunken driving crash suspect nabbed by bystander

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:41
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A suspected drunken driver, apprehended by a bystander after allegedly trying to flee a crash with a parked vehicle, pleaded innocent Monday in Attleboro District Court.

Gouveia: Election a referendum on Dumas

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:15
When voters in Attleboro wake up Wednesday morning following tomorrow’s election, one thing is absolutely certain: They will have a mayor or mayor-elect who is intelligent, articulate, and dedicated to the city.

Evolution of the Y

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:15
The Attleboro YMCA was 93 years old when Robbin McDonald, its current chief executive officer, the 12th overall and the first female, was born in 1961.