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Mansfield police warn of 'ransomeware' scam

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 22:00
MANSFIELD — Police are warning residents about an email scam that involves computer “ransomware.”

Solar contractor injured in fall from Attleboro roof

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — A contractor installing solar panels was injured Friday morning when he fell 28 feet off the roof of an Abbie Lane home.

Logan Airport considering slapping on fees for drop offs and pick ups

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
BOSTON — Logan International Airport plans to study the possibility of imposing fees on people who drive to the Boston airport to drop off and pick up travelers.

State police will use the BAT mobile to combat impaired drivers Labor Day weekend

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:45
State police will driving around in a BAT mobile Labor Day weekend but no one would want to sit inside it because it is not the sleek sports car Bruce Wayne drove through Gotham City.

Man wanted for Central Falls shooting apprehended in Mansfield apartment

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:30
MANSFIELD — A fugitive wanted for a double shooting in March in Central Falls has been apprehended and is in a jail cell as he faces weapons charges.

Man wanted for Central Falls shooting apprehended in Mansfield apartment

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:30
MANSFIELD — A fugitive wanted for a double shooting in March in Central Falls has been apprehended and is in a jail cell as he faces weapons charges.

Off-color water in Attleboro caused by repair work

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — Discolored water is temporarily flowing from taps in some city neighborhoods because of repairs made to a cracked 48-inch main that connects two of Attleboro’s reservoirs.

Patriots fans divided on impact of Edelman loss

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:04
FOXBORO -- Just how much wide receiver Julian Edelman’s absence will affect the New England Patriots this season depends on who you ask.

MMAS arts center to host performance by distinguished duo

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:00
MANSFIELD — Area music fans will get a chance to hear a couple of talented artists and get a first look at the Mansfield Music and Arts Society’s new arts center on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Mansfield to launch unified track program

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:00
MANSFIELD — Mansfield High School will soon be joining a number of area schools in sponsoring a track and field team that lets special needs athletes compete alongside their general population peers.

State subsidies aid Winn Development; fall construction start seen for Sports Village

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 21:45
Winn Development of Boston, which is slated to transform a former jewelry factory on Mechanic Street into 91 apartments for people 55 and older, is one of 25 companies in 17 communities that will benefit from the state’s issuance of…

Judge: Lawsuits against Hernandez can be heard in Boston

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 21:30
BOSTON (AP) — A judge says two wrongful death lawsuits pending against the estate of late NFL player late Aaron Hernandez will be heard in Boston.

Michelle Carter's lawyer files notice of appeal of texting suicide conviction

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:56
TAUNTON — The lawyer for Michelle Carter has filed notice to preserve her right to appeal her involuntary manslaughter conviction, according to court documents made public Thursday.

Bristol County Sheriff's captain charged with helping 'Codfather' smuggle cash

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:18
BOSTON — A captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s office has been suspended without pay after he was charged with helping a fishing mogul known as the “Codfather” smuggle profits out of the country.

Family speaks about a tragic loss due to opioids

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:00
FOXBORO — Last year, it’s estimated that 2,000 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses. There were also tens of thousands of non-fatal overdose incidents.

Former North Attleboro man sentenced to prison for statutory rape

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A 33-year-old local man has been sentenced to six years in prison for engaging in a months-long sexual relationship with a juvenile female, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Wednesday.

Rhode Island icon WBRU goes off the air

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:30
In the 1960s, WBRU, a Providence radio station run by Brown University students, tried a novel idea for the times.

Area schools ranked in Boston Magazine survey

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:15
Three area school districts ranked in or near the top third of school systems in Boston Magazine’s ratings of the best public schools in the Boston area.

Tropical Storm Harvey: How to help

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:00
Local community groups and businesses are taking up efforts to aid survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Here’s where you can offer help:

New parent groups forming for KP schools

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 21:30
Alarmed by the difficulties in building a budget for King Philip Regional Schools last spring, parent groups are forming to explore and recommend solutions to a number of school issues.