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Safety measures in works for Plainville's George Street

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 21:00
PLAINVILLE — The state will begin on Tuesday to install temporary safety measures to prevent left turns into an out of George Street at the intersection with Route 1.

Photo leads to arrest of North Attleboro hit-and-run drunk driving suspect

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 21:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Police say an alleged drunken driver was arrested after the victim of a hit-and-run accident took a photo of his car when he allegedly drove off.

Norton tax bill increase slowing down

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:45
NORTON — Property tax bills for the typical home should be going up about $152 this budget year.

Hyman Fine shines on new MCAS test

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:30
ATTLEBORO — Hyman Fine Elementary School came in third in the state for student improvement in English on the new MCAS standardized test.

Man faces charges for North Attleboro scrap metal theft

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:15
ATTLEBORO — A city man placed on probation two weeks ago on a larceny case has been arrested for allegedly stealing scrap metal in North Attleboro.

Wheaton College group demands punishment for blackface costume

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:00
NORTON — A group of African American students at Wheaton College is demanding the school punish a white student who attended a Halloween party in blackface — as well as others who were there.

Police: Alleged Mansfield drug dealers kept large pit bull in motel room

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:45
MANSFIELD — When police went to a motel room rented by two alleged drug dealers last Saturday, they found a surprise guest.

Attleboro City Council candidates all back new AHS plan

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO — The city election is Tuesday and if voters plan to cast ballots based on the position council candidates have on a tax increase to pay for a new high school, they don’t have a choice.

Attleboro High School approval process delayed

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:15
ATTLEBORO — Approval of a plan for a new high school has been pushed back by two months so officials can determine how the cost will be divided between the city and state.

Turf field on way to North Attleboro High

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — It’s been a long time coming — years even — that students and administrators at North Attleboro High School have wondered when a turf field project would come to fruition.

Proposed health care reform would limit ambulance rates

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:00
MANSFIELD — Local emergency medical officials and the state’s largest municipal organization are opposing a provision in proposed health care reform legislation that would slash the rates many communities can charge for ambulance and related services.

Study aims for more consistent traffic flow along Route 140 from Norton to Foxboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:45
MANSFIELD — For the past year, regional planning officials have been counting cars and studying traffic behavior up and down Route 140 from Norton to Foxboro.

Upgrades proposed for Mansfield Route 106

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:30
MANSFIELD — Upgrades to traffic signals, sidewalks and repairs to drainage systems are part of suggested improvements being considered to ease congestion along the town’s Route 106 traffic corridor.

More harmony at this year's Xfinity season

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:15
MANSFIELD — The Xfinity Center hosted fewer concerts with lower attendance this year, but amphitheater and town officials are harmonizing over improved cooperation and a decline in arrests at shows.

Ex-Foxboro selectman Feeney sworn in as senator

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:00
FOXBORO — It’s official.

North Attleboro cops looking for video to help solve rash of car break-ins

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Struck recently by almost two dozen motor vehicle break-ins, police are asking residents to check their security video surveillance to help them solve the crimes.

Outcry after Wheaton College student dons blackface for Halloween

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:00
NORTON — News that a Wheaton College student apparently donned blackface during a Halloween party Friday night has left members of the school community stunned, afraid and, quite frankly, hurt, students of the school’s Black Student Association said Wednesday.

Attleboro Facebook: No involvement in missing recordings

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — The Facebook page Vote Attleboro says it knows nothing about missing city council meeting recordings and gets its video from public sources.

Mayoral candidates battle at forum

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — Mayor Kevin Dumas and challenger state Rep. Paul Heroux, D-Attleboro, made their cases for the last time before next week’s election at a forum hosted by Agudas Achim on Wednesday.

Dumas outspends Heroux in Attleboro mayoral race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:30
ATTLEBORO — Candidates who spend the most don’t always win elections, just ask Hillary Clinton, who outspent billionaire Donald Trump 2-1.