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North Attleboro man guilty of natural gas theft and meter tampering in Attleboro, elsewhere

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:48
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A local man, the former owner of a half-dozen laundromats, was found guilty Wednesday of stealing about $200,000 from gas companies by tampering with the meters at his establishments.

Night work to begin at Patriot Place

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:08
Not long after Tom Brady finishes deconstructing the Houston Texans, the night shift is scheudled to go to work demolishing a large retail building at Patriot Place to make room for a five-story office-retail structure.

Dumas will face Heroux in Attleboro mayor's race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- Mayor Kevin Dumas came in second for the first time in his political career at the hands of State Rep. Paul Heroux Tuesday as a field of three mayoral candidates was narrowed to two.

Ventura takes GOP Senate nomination, Feeney sweeps Democratic race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:45
Voters will be offered a clear choice between an unabashed Democratic fan of Bernie Sanders and an outspoken conservative Republican in an Oct. 17 special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Sen. James Timilty.

SJC ruling creates limits on police testimony in marijuana-impaired driving cases

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:30
The state’s highest court has set new limits on police officers who arrest drivers they believe are high on pot, saying the science regarding the correlation between performance on field sobriety tests and marijuana consumption is inconclusive.

'Big Read' author speaks in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO -- Peter Thacher Elementary School filled with readers young and old Tuesday night for a question and answer session with Emily St. John Mandel, author of "Station Eleven", the book chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts as…

More people are working but wage growth is still slow

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:00
Jobs are on the rise locally and across the nation, but wage growth remains slow, according to new figures out from the state and federal labor departments.

Attleboro man faces drunken driving charges after crashing into rock wall

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO – A 20-year-old city man escaped injury but faced drunken driving charges Tuesday related to a single-car crash at a rock wall on Route 118, near Christopher Drive.

Wrong-way driver on I-95 in Foxboro causes scare, warning

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:45
FOXBORO -- State police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 in the Foxboro area late Tuesday morning, but the driver was not found.

CROP walk seeks to banish hunger

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:15
ATTLEBORO -- The Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative, formerly Council of Churches, is inviting local churches and organizations to participate in the annual CROP Hunger Walk 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at LaSalette Shrine.

Kozlowski may seek comeback in Mansfield

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
MANSFIELD -- Former selectman Olivier Kozlowski, defeated in a three-way race for two seats on the board last year, may be seeking a comeback.

Nosy neighbor helps Foxboro police solve crime

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
FOXBORO — Nosy neighbors are the best.

Rodman Ride for Kids wheels through area Saturdayy

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:08
The Rodman Ride for Kids rolls through Foxboro and area communities Saturday with an estimated 1,200 cyclists hoping to raise $13.5 million for youth organizations that support at-risk children.

Massachusetts town debates keeping legal pot businesses out

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:00
Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about how strong a foothold the cannabis industry can achieve in the…

Absentee ballot applications down in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:45
If the number of absentee ballot applications is any indication, the turnout for the city’s mayoral preliminary election Tuesday could be on the low side.

Woman in crash last week in Rehoboth has died

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:30
REHOBOTH — The Reynolds Avenue accident that left one man dead last week, has now taken another life.

Prosecutors drop manslaughter charge against suspect in Attleboro overdose death

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — Prosecutors have dropped an involuntary manslaughter charge against a man accused of selling heroin to a friend who died of an overdose.

The dog-eat-dog world of politics takes a bite out of Heroux

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — State Rep. Paul Heroux is paying a bloody price for his dogged door-to-door campaigning.

Storm poised to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Attleboro area

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:45
Hurricane Jose is forecast to give just a glancing blow to Southern New England starting Tuesday through Thursday, but that punch could still leave us with several inches of rain and some pretty hefty winds.

Attleboro man faces drunken driving charge after crash

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:12
ATTLEBORO — A car driven by an alleged drunken driver went airborne and came to rest in a Wright Circle yard after hitting a traffic island on Read Street over the weekend.