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Candidates lining up to run in Mansfield

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:00
MANSFIELD — Nomination papers for the May 8 town election have only been available for two weeks, but already potential candidates are canvassing for signatures.

Raynham bus driver, an Attleboro woman, involved in crash with students

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:06
ATTLEBORO — A city woman is out of a job as a school bus driver for the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District and faces motor vehicle charges after she allegedly struck two trees and continued with students on board to finish…

Prosecutor identifies alleged triggerman in Attleboro murder

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- As a grand jury probe into the Dec. 4 murder in Attleboro continues, a prosecutor for the first time identified on Monday one of the two armed suspects as the alleged shooter.

Mansfield grandma bakes bouquets -- in the form of cupcakes

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:45
MANSFIELD -- On Valentine's day, lots of people will be receiving candy hearts, cards and flowers as tokens of affection.

Staffing cuts, potential school closure ahead for North Attleboro schools

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- School officials Friday said a projected $1.2 million budget deficit will force them to cut staff, elementary classes and potentially an entire elementary school to balance the books next year.

Attleboro police arrest man wanted in R.I. domestic assault case

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO -- Police say a man wanted in Rhode Island for stabbing his girlfriend and setting her hair on fire was arrested over the weekend barricaded in the woman’s Attleboro apartment.

Smoothing relations in Seekonk

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
SEEKONK — The board of selectmen have vowed to work more closely with the school department on financial issues.

Mitchell keynote speaker at Wheaton graduation

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
NORTON — Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell Jr., a world-reknown peace negotiator, will deliver the commencement address at Wheaton College in May.

Attleboro mayor seeks volunteers

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — One of Mayor Paul Heroux’s campaign pledges was to reactivate boards and commissions that have lain dormant for years and he’s taken action.

Four-way race for selectmen looms in Wrentham

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:30
WRENTHAM — It looks like the only contest in the April 2 town election will be a four-way race for board of selectmen.

Forum on CPA, hunting in Plainville

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:15
PLAINVILLE — The town’s open space and recreation committee is hosting a forum Wednesday on two key issues in town.

Alleged drunken driver charged in crash on I-295 in North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — State police say an alleged drunken driver lost control of his car and crashed into trees off Interstate 295 over the weekend.

Staffing cuts, potential school closure ahead for North Attleboro schools

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:52
NORTH ATTLEBORO — School officials Friday said a projected $1.2 million budget deficit will force them to cut staff, elementary classes and potentially an entire elementary school to balance the books next year.

Chocolate lovers unite in downtown North

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Bags of goodies in their hands, nearly 200 people strolled through the downtown area on Saturday during the Downtown Associates of North Attleboro's 22nd annual Chocolate Stroll, where 25 businesses participated in the sweet-tasting event.

Plainville voters heading to town meeting tonight

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:15
PLAINVILLE — Residents at Monday’s special town meeting will decide whether the town should try to get more liquor licenses and are being asked for funds to improve the local water and sewer systems.

Chocolate lovers unite in downtown North

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Bags of goodies in their hands, nearly 200 people strolled through the downtown area on Saturday during the Downtown Associates of North Attleboro’s 22nd annual Chocolate Lovers Stroll.

Vaping a growing concern in local schools

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:15
The use of electronic cigarettes has become the most popular form of smoking among teenagers and that has high school administrators concerned.

Vaping a growing concern in Attleboro area schools

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:00
The use of electronic cigarettes has become the most popular form of smoking among teenagers and that has high school administrators concerned.

Seekonk still quarreling over howitzer

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:30
SEEKONK — A town resident and former member of the board of selectmen questioned the legality of a vote that transferred control of town-owned land, which is the location of a controversial howitzer, over to the Seekonk Library Board of…

Attleboro rules on pot shops spark outcry from business owners

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:00
ATTLEBORO — The city’s ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries is making it tough for some businesses to set up shop and has prompted a flurry of variance requests to the zoning board of appeals.