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Cumberland Farms property listing raises questions in North Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — After nearly 40 years, the old Cumberland cattle farms property is up for sale, suggesting new life could soon come to the dormant Hickory Street and Hoppin Hill Avenue stretch.

Anti-litter campaign in Mansfield steps up a notch

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:45
Do people who litter pay attention to signs?

In North, a locked town hall during board meeting leads to accusations

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Selectmen were met with a little bit of resident commotion during their meeting Thursday night, after a former selectwoman complained of being locked out of the building.

Residents near Mansfield train station complain of traffic

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:15
MANSFIELD — Residents who live near the commuter rail station parking area around Draper Avenue say they’re terrified of speeding cars going to and from that location.

Associate of Attleboro woman in prison for smuggling heroin faces sentencing

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:56
PROVIDENCE — An associate of an Attleboro woman, now in prison for helping ship over four pounds of heroin from Guatemala, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for his role in the drug distribution ring.

Rain dampens start of North Attleboro Kids Day activities

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:09
Clouds sat above and crowds were sparse, but the threat of afternoon thunderstorms wasn’t enough to stop some carnival-goers from kicking off North Attleboro’s marquee event of the summer Thursday.

Foxboro train gets backing from Mansfield board

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:51
MANSFIELD — A pilot proposal to extend commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro is receiving backing from Mansfield selectmen.

Attleboro may have to pay back some of high school roof money

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — The city may have to pay back a portion of the state aid it got in 2009 for a new roof on the high school if it builds a new school.

Meghan K. Duffy Foundation supports the new playground at North Attleboro's Martin School

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:45
If Meghan Duffy saw plans for the new Martin Elementary School playground in North Attleboro, she’d run straight for the quiet craft tables with a book or some artwork in hand, a friend by her side.

Rehoboth standoff defendant in Cumberland Farms bomb threat sentenced to jail

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:30
REHOBOTH — A former local man was sentenced Wednesday to at least one year in jail for threatening to blow up the Cumberland Farms store at routes 44 and 118 and keeping police at bay for five hours last fall.

Expect detours in North Attleboro as summer construction starts

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Motorists’ patience will likely be tried as roadwork starts soon on a major thoroughfare, likely affecting Attleboro as well as North Attleboro drivers.

Brown takes up post as ambassador to New Zealand

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:00
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, took up a new post as ambassador to New Zealand two weeks ago, becoming one of the first ambassadors tapped by President Donald Trump to begin serving.

Several hundred lose power from storm

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00
Lightning, thunder, strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and flooding.

Woman wanted in stolen camper case arrested in disturbance outside Attleboro court

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:33
ATTLEBORO — A former Attleboro woman on her way to turn herself in on a court warrant Wednesday was arrested again after she allegedly caused a disturbance outside the courthouse.

Ex-employees charged in Attleboro appliance store theft agree to pay restitution

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:10
ATTLEBORO — Two former employees and the owner of an appliance store they were charged with stealing from have agreed to a settlement of $12,000 in restitution after a hearing Wednesday in Attleboro District Court.

Where's Rey? Despite Monopoly maker's promise, still missing

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:05
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Where's the character Rey in the "Star Wars" version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently.

Foxboro animal control officer and police free owl in soccer field caper

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:30
FOXBORO — After a concerned resident called for help, police responded and had the suspect snared in a net.

Woman gets jail term for Norton "swatting" 911 call that led to evacuation

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:01
ATTLEBORO — The woman charged in connection with an April 19 “swatting” hoax in Norton was ordered to serve a jail term after pleading guilty Wednesday.

Attleboro man on probation for keeping a disorderly home

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00
ATTLEBORO — A Foley Street resident is now on probation after admitting his home was a nuisance to police and his neighbors.

Condition of autistic Pawtucket teen struck by car in Attleboro improves

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:11
ATTLEBORO — The autistic teenager hospitalized after he was struck by a car last week in South Attleboro is now listed in good condition.