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Melanoma Foundation awards Mansfield URI student scholarship

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 21:15
KINGSTON, R.I. — A Mansfield resident has been recognized for her skin cancer education efforts by the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

12 Historical Preservation Awards Handed out by City

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 21:00
The city’s historical commission is fast becoming part of the city’s history itself.

Tri-County seniors to display best works

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:53
FRANKLIN -- Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School seniors will be showing off their brightest ideas and premium projects Monday, May 15, as part of the school's senior project fair.

RI men charged with sex trafficking girl in Massachusetts motels, NY and Warwick

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:17
PROVIDENCE — Two Rhode Island men are being held in federal detention on sex trafficking charges for allegedly selling a 17-year-old girl for sex at hotels in Warwick, New York City and Massachusetts.

Lawyer: DNA doesn't match Attleboro man charged with indecently touching teen

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:13
ATTLEBORO — DNA evidence does not match a city man charged last year in Attleboro District Court with indecently touching a 15-year-old girl at his home, his lawyer said Thursday.

Elderly driver crashes into North Attleboro YMCA

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The indoor pool area at the North Attleboro YMCA is closed until further notice after an elderly woman crashed her vehicle into the exterior of the facility on Thursday.

Answers hazy on medical pot shops in Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:45
Questions about the permitting process for medical marijuana shops have created a haze in city council chambers, causing the panel to hold off on providing a document needed by an applicant who hopes to bring a shop to the city.

MIAA football official responsible for basketball game taunts

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — An MIAA football official was responsible for text messages encouraging taunts against an Attleboro High School girls’ basketball player in February.

Rotten I-beam caused bridge collapse

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 22:45
The collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Hebron Village apartments was caused by a corroded steel beam, city building inspector Bill McDonough said.

GOP to host senate candidate

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — The Republican City Committee will host Shiva Ayyandurai, a candidate for U.S. Senate, on Monday at 6 p.m.

Rehoboth town meeting passes budget

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 22:05
REHOBOTH — Town meeting voters this week approved a $26 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

BCC-BSU forge closer ties with dual enrollment policy

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — Qualifying Bristol Community College students would be guaranteed a “seamless admission” to complete their education at Bridgewater State University and save 40 percent on tuition as a result of an agreement signed by the two institutions.

Wrentham crash leads to arrest on drug and gun charges

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 20:37
WRENTHAM — A Foxboro man has been arrested on drug and gun charges following an accident.

Judge rules Plainville woman can use boyfriend's treatment records in texting-suicide trial

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:55
PLAINVILLE — A judge ruled Michelle Carter can use her boyfriend’s treatment records at her manslaughter trial which her lawyers say indicate he talked about committing suicide for three years before killing himself in July 2014.

Former Norton group home worker indicted for alleged assaults on three residents

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:54
NORTON — A former staff worker charged with assaulting three residents at the Judge Rotenberg Center in October has been indicted by a Bristol County grand jury, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Tip leads to three arrests, seizure of drugs from SUV in Mansfield parking lot

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:27
MANSFIELD — Police arrested three men and seized a small amount of alleged drugs from an SUV parked behind downtown businesses after receiving a tip about suspected drug activity.

Former Tri-County student sentenced to probation for gun threat

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:17
WRENTHAM — A former Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School student charged with threatening classmates will be on probation for the next six months and must continue mental health counseling.

Report: Plainridge jobs boosted area unemployed, part-time workers

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:05
PLAINVILLE -- Plainridge Park Casino, the state's first licensed gambling establishment, boosted the economic prospects of hundreds of previously unemployed or part-time workers, according to a new report by the Donohue Institute and released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.