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Man pleads guilty to scam targeting stores in Attleboro, Seekonk and Mansfield

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:32
PROVIDENCE — A Central Falls man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to his role in an identity theft scheme to use fraudulent credit cards at stores in Rhode Island and the Attleboro area to make between $40,000 and $95,000…

Newly elected Attleboro mayor says he plans to finish state rep term

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:21
ATTLEBORO — Mayor-elect Paul Heroux said Wednesday he will keep his job as state representative for the rest of his term while he also serves as mayor. The legislative session ends July 31.

Holiday Box

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:40
What’s open and closed Veterans Day

Sun Chronicle Weekend Edition to debut in January

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:15
After nearly 30 years of publishing seven days a week, The Sun Chronicle will return to its roots as a six-day publication starting Jan. 6 with a special Saturday-Sunday “Weekend Edition.”

Heroux sweeps city, defeats Dumas

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — A reluctant candidate, state Rep. Paul Heroux was elected mayor Tuesday, defeating seven-term incumbent Kevin Dumas by a 54 to 46 percent margin.

History-making mayor bows out, crediting his team for accomplishments

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — Blackinton Inn is a historic site and Tuesday night it was where a mayor who served a historic seven terms — the second-longest tenure of any mayor in the city’s history and one who presided over an era…

Heroux saw victory coming

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — When Paul Heroux first started campaigning for mayor, he said the reception he received was so positive, he figured all he had to do to win was to avoid mistakes.

Rehoboth town meeting holds off on school roof

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:00
REHOBOTH — Voters opted to delay a vote on funding for a new roof for Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School at town meeting Monday.

Voters mostly back incumbents

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:52
ATTLEBORO — Incoming Mayor Paul Heroux will be joined by three newcomers to city politics when he takes his seat in the corner office. But a few new city council winners may not exactly mean sweeping change is on the…

Johnson re-elected in only school committee race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — School committee member Shannon Johnson got quite a scare when the local cable news announced she had lost her bid for re-election.

Fall weather comes with a bite

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:53
It took a while but chilly weather is finally and abruptly descending upon the region after close to a record warm fall.

Attleboro voters pick Heroux as next mayor

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:15
ATTLEBORO -- Attleboro has a new mayor.

Selectmen hopeful that clean up ahead for North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:07
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The former Courtois Sand and Gravel Co. site off Mendon Road could be fit for a new residential parcel in town. Or a park, playground or some sort of recreation. Or solar development.

Mansfield police seek man who used credit card from stolen wallet

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:56
MANSFIELD — Police say a man is wanted for allegedly stealing a wallet from a customer who accidentally left it behind on the counter of a local convenience store.

Death in Norfolk adds urgency to effort to combat rail deaths

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:00
The apparent suicide of a 21-year-old woman who walked in front of a commuter train in Norfolk Friday is adding urgency to the state’s campaign to curb suicides and trespassing deaths on rail lines.

Races for council, mayor draw to a close in Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — The race for mayor has gotten most of the attention in the city election that draws to a close Tuesday, but the ballot is stuffed with competitive city council races, too.

Silly goose causes fowl situation in North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:30
Call her a silly goose, a sneaky goose or even a smart goose.

Feds say identity fraud suspect purchased motorcycle in Foxboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:15
PROVIDENCE — A Pawtucket man is now in federal custody on identity fraud and other charges for allegedly buying four vehicles, including a $34,000 motorcycle in Foxboro, that ended up in the possession of an accused drug kingpin.

Many put off end-of-life decisions

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:00
Long-term illness and medical care are not exactly the topics Attleboro residents wanted to think about on a sunny Friday afternoon in the park.

Attleboro water, wastewater departments going solar

News from The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — The water and wastewater departments are expected to save about $159,000 a year in electric costs thanks to a solar energy farm to be built in Seekonk.