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Doing away with daylight saving time? Proposal gets mixed reviews in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:00
Daylight saving time has existed in the United States since 1918, but findings from a recent report have many wondering whether the twice-a-year tradition of setting clocks backward and forward is worth the hassle.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:00
BOSTON — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New…

Summer was a mix of this, a mix of that

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:45
What a difference a year does make. Then again, we’re talking about New England weather here.

Group seeks to train volunteers to work with homeless kids

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:30
A non-profit group that helps homeless children has a simple request: Want to play with us?

Trio involved with Mansfield store robbery plead guilty

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:15
MANSFIELD — Three Lawrence men charged last summer on multiple counts of larceny, breaking and entering, conspiracy, and receiving stolen property in connection with a multi-state ATM robbery enterprise that involved Mansfield, have pleaded guilty in Salem Superior Court, Essex…

Three in Mansfield selectmen's race so far

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:00
MANSFIELD — At least three candidates will be contesting a single selectman’s seat at the Nov. 14 special election.

Foxboro, Plainville, Wrentham team up on gaming revenues

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:00
Officials in Foxboro, Plainville and Wrentham are teaming up to make a pitch to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that could lead to future tourism and development funding.

Overdue library book returned to Attleboro Public Library, 78 years later

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:05
ATTLEBORO — On Nov. 21, 1938 a partial solar eclipse passed over the Pacific Ocean from East Asia to the West Coast of the United States, the moon blocking the sun. World War II was just around the corner, with…

Bus accident in North Attleboro slows commute

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:05
NORTH ATTLEBORO — One person escaped serious injury when a GATRA bus and a car crashed Thursday morning, briefly tying up commuters on Toner Boulevard.

Mansfield notebook

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:21
MANSFIELD -- Got some old tools, small appliances or knick knacks you no longer use?

Jarring video shows North Attleboro police officer reviving overdose victim

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — For Shane Gould, it was a scene upsetting enough to make him pull out his cell phone and start recording.

Parties to drag out the heavy hitters for Attleboro-area state Senate special election

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:30
Republicans and Democrats plan to bring out their big party guns to campaign in a local special election for state Senate.

Attleboro area escapes Jose's wrath relatively unscathed

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:22
Hurricane Jose, now downgraded to a tropical storm, brought some wind damage but less rain than forecast to the Attleboro area Wednesday as it continued to cruise well off the Southern New England coast.

North Attleboro Alumni Association fills gaps in budget with large donation

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — With budget cuts taking a toll on school funding, former North Attleboro students are stepping in where administrators can’t to provide resources for experience-based learning in the town’s schools.

Seekonk police dog Kilo retires

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:00
SEEKONK — Kilo, the police K-9 dog that has sniffed out various drugs for three years and helped make dozens of arrests, is now retired.

Local towns get grant for regional communications center

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:45
FOXBORO — A new regional emergency call center has received a $1.5 million grant to modernize E911 service and convert a Mansfield municipal building into a dispatch center.

GOP lawmaker wants court to weigh in on PawSox stadium plan

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:45
PROVIDENCE — House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says the Rhode Island Supreme Court should weigh in on whether the state legally can help pay for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Steps to take after the Equifax hack

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:30
The Equifax hack has caught the nation’s attention. And not in a good way.

North Attleboro police investigating break-in at bank

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Who would break into a bank when it’s closed when presumably all the money is locked in the vault?

Two alleged shoplifters nabbed in South Attleboro store theft

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — Police say they nabbed two of three suspected shoplifters who allegedly stole a duffel bag full of merchandise from TJ Maxx at South Attleboro Square over the weekend.