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Mansfield announces arts grants

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:00
MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Local Cultural Council has awarded $8,030 in grants for cultural programs to a variety of groups and individuals.

Fans stand by Sox in sign-stealing scandal

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:00
Stealing signs is as old in baseball as spitting tobacco juice and the Red Sox should not be severely punished for it, local fans are saying in the wake of a new sports spying scandal.

Highway speed a danger for private Christian schoolchildren in Norton, headmaster says

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:45
NORTON — Each time a semi-truck barrels down Route 140 in front of the Legacy Christian Academy at nearly 50 mph or more, Headmaster Katrina Joseph holds her breath.

North Attleboro girl’s memory inspires marathoner runner

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:30
In life, there are people who cross our paths that will forever change the course of our thoughts and actions.

Bay State’s workers are feeling undervalued

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:30
Massachusetts is a blue state, politically speaking.

Patriot Place is the place for a 'Dirty Goodell'

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:30
FOXBORO — New England Patriots fans won’t be drinking to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who is expected to attend the season opener Thursday night.

Attleboro projects to slow traffic

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — Traffic on of two of the city’s main drags will be slowed by road work over the next 12 days at least.

Teen found a danger, held after police find handgun during traffic stop

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — An Attleboro teen facing weapon and drug charges after a traffic stop Friday was found a danger in Attleboro District Court Wednesday and held pending a trial.

Goodell with a clown nose? Foxboro's Route 1 billboards can be functional, funny, offensive

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:00
FOXBORO — With Patriot Place and NFL games at Gillette Stadium reliably attracting large crowds with plenty of disposable income, competition for the attention of potential customers driving along Route 1 is intense.

North woman reunited with deceased husband's long-lost license

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:45
Janet Norton-Anderson never knew the 18-year-old version of her husband Robert Norton: Long, shaggy hair and a short build.

Local gas prices up nearly 50 cents in past week

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:30
As local travelers soaked up their last bit of summer adventure over Labor Day weekend, they were likely met with an unwelcome surprise: Surging local gas prices.

Two Attleboro teens face gun, drug charges

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — Two local teenagers face weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop in which police say they found a loaded .38 caliber handgun and what is suspected to be marijuana.

Rehoboth's Wheeler Street Bridge reopens

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:00
REHOBOTH — It’s been seven years since the Wheeler Street Bridge collapsed after a torrential rainstorm and subsequent flooding. On Tuesday, the town held a grand opening ceremony for the newly rebuilt bridge with several local and state officials in…

MBTA ticket crackdown spreads to Attleboro area next week

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:00
Area passengers on commuter rail could be asked to show their tickets and passes before boarding the train starting next week as part of a crackdown on scofflaws.

RI man arrested again for an Attleboro break-in

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO — A break-in suspect arrested in April after a homeowner allegedly chased him out of a South Attleboro home is now in jail, charged with a similar crime in North Attleboro.

Public-private cooperation lauded at Mansfield ribbon cutting

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 21:30
MANSFIELD — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and other local and state dignitaries Tuesday applauded $2.4 million in downtown and streetscape improvements as an example of public funds incentivizing private investment.

Roadwork brings delays to North Attleboro, Providence next week

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 21:00
Summer may be over but the construction season is not.

College roommates: How to survive a year in close quarters

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 23:00
With students returning to college, conversations often turn to roommates and shared horror stories.

Attleboro mobile home park fire displaces one

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — When alarms sounded for a possible mobile home fire in the Oakhill trailer park Monday night, it brought back memories of a cold wintry night four years ago when an uncontrolled gas leak led to the destruction of…

Plenty of choices for state Senate primary

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 22:30
Voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from in the Sept. 19 primary special election for the Bristol and Norfolk state Senate race.