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Street closing worsens parking crunch at Mansfield train station

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:04
MANSFIELD — A private landowner’s closing of a portion of Allen Street promises to complicate an already confusing parking situation at the town’s commuter rail station.

Mansfield street fair has biggest year ever

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:37
MANSFIELD — From balloon artists to street bands, dunk tanks to restaurants and social clubs serving up food, the town’s main business district was filled to overflowing with people during the annual Family Fun Night Tuesday.

Police avert Foxboro break-in

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:19
FOXBORO -- Local police were able to avert an apparent break-in attempt Thursday on Central Street when officers noticed a man reportedly trying to enter a storage unit.

New Attleboro high school would give public access to vocational services

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — A new Attleboro High School will be designed to give the public access to programs such as culinary arts and cosmetology, allowing students to get real-world business experience, city officials said Tuesday.

Funding to provide help for problem gamblers reduced

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:45
With the state preparing to open two more casinos, state funding for anti-problem gambling efforts has been cut $250,000, the second consecutive year of cuts.

Rehoboth officials receive word natural gas project may resurface

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:30
REHOBOTH — The effort by Spectra Energy to construct a compressor station in town may have been halted only temporarily.

Expect road closures in Providence for governor's conference this weekend

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:00
PROVIDENCE — If you’re heading to a Providence or Newport restaurant, theater or bar this weekend, be aware that there will be some road closures downtown because of the National Governor’s Association summer meeting.

Missing Pawtucket man found safe in Seekonk

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:30
Police say they found a Pawtucket man with Alzheimer’s safe and sound in Seekonk after he went missing from his home near the Attleboro line Tuesday morning.

Families seek compensation from Patriots in Aaron Hernandez case

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:53
BOSTON — Two families that filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the estate of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez have asked the team to compensate them for the loss of their loved ones.

Officials warn about jury duty phone scam

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:00
ATTLEBORO — When most people fail to show up for jury duty, they eventually receive a summons to appear in court for failing to appear for service.

North Attleboro man faces drug and other charges after traffic stop

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:05
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A traffic stop led to the arrest of a local man who now faces drug possession and other charges in Attleboro District Court.

Officials seeking to boost support for Foxboro train

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:40
FOXBORO — Representatives from Foxboro and other communities are continuing to press their case for a pilot program to bring commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place in advance of a discussion later this month before the MBTA’s…

ATW column

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:19
Family fun night

Wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez's estate in court

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 00:34
BOSTON -- A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the estate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is headed back to court.

LaSalette sues Attleboro over taxes

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — LaSalette Shrine has filed suit against the City of Attleboro over a tax dispute dating back to 2013, saying it did so with “deep frustration and disappointment.”

New Bristol Community College head meets local leaders in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — Laura Douglas has only been on the job as the new president of Bristol Community College for a week and already she is making an impression.

North Attleboro police arrest three women on shoplifting charges

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:33
ATTLEBORO -- A Brockton woman out on bail on drug distribution charges was arrested over the weekend on shoplifting charges with two other women, but her lawyer said Monday she will be exonerated on all charges.

Attleboro police say man hid in a tree to avoid arrest after traffic stop

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:08
ATTLEBORO — A man allegedly ran from police and hid in a tree in an attempt to avoid arrest following a traffic stop on Greendale Avenue early Monday morning.

Officials warn against 'Blue Whale Challenge' encouraging teens to self harm

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:14
Local school officials are raising concerns over a new social media trend that encourages teens to partake in self-harm challenges.

Attleboro police seek help to ID man who vandalized public works building

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:00
ATTLEBORO — Looks like someone has issues with the city’s public works department.