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North Attleboro firefighters, animal control save raccoon from storm drain

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A furry raccoon got a second chance at life when it was rescued by firefighters and animal control officers from a storm drain on Poppasquash Road.

Ten years ago, economy began slide toward 'second worst' crisis

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 23:00
Kelly Fox, Plainville investment advisor, remembers the financial crisis of 2007-2009 well.

After another charge of unethical doings, North Attleboro selectmen come to town administrator's defense

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Town Administrator Michael Gallagher had to defend himself once again Thursday night after a former selectwoman accused him of handling free cash discussions in an unethical way.

Benny's bargain hunters running short of time

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:30
FAIRHAVEN — Shoppers in Seekonk and North Attleboro looking to scoop up bargains at Benny’s stores may have some extra time, with Benny's yet to release official closing dates for some of their Massachusetts locations.

Landlocked North Attleboro owner could see solution this week

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:15
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A landlocked owner could see a solution to his tax woes as early as this week.

Ventura working to pull GOP together in special election

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO -- After a tough primary fight, state Senate candidate Jacob Ventura is working to bring his Republican Party together for an Oct. 17 showdown with Democrat Paul Feeney and independent Joe Shortsleeve.

TV scam busted; involved stores in North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 22:00
BURLINGTON — A TV scam that lasted for more than six years and involved robberies in multiple states and towns, including North Attleboro, is finally coming to an end.

Bates Building eyed for loft apartments in downtown Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — Downtown’s transformation from a commercial center to what is hoped will be a vibrant mixed-use district, or “urban village” will get a boost if the owner of the Bates Building gets the permits he needs to add 35…

Alleged gunman in Seekonk and Plainville holdups served prison time for bank robbery

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:30
WRENTHAM — The alleged gunman in a string of four armed robberies, including holdups in Seekonk and Plainville on the same day, is no stranger to a stick up.

Foxboro church, part-time minister join hands

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:15
After long-time clergyman James Robinson retired from his full-time post at Sharon Unitarian Universalist Church last year, he didn’t lose his commitment to faith and brotherhood.

Incidents of sexually transmitted infections on the rise in state

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:00
Reports of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, leaving public health officials looking for new ways to reverse the trend.

Alleged repeat drunken driver arrested in Norton held as a danger

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO — An alleged five-time drunken driver was ordered held in jail without bail Friday after a judge deemed him a danger to the public.

2 Rhode Island cities making joint pitch to Amazon

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:00
PAWTUCKET — Everyone knows the glory years for nearby Pawtucket and Central Falls have long passed.

Prison dogs help inmates, veterans cope

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:45
Onyx, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, kept a low profile, tight by the side of her owner, John Welsh, a 54-year-old Marine veteran.

Mansfield Firefighters deployed to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:30
MANSFIELD — Gerald McNamara and Dr. Mike Valkanas, are no strangers to saving lives.

Suspects in robberies in Seekonk and Plainville arrested at North Attleboro motel

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:15
PLAINVILLE — Police from multiple agencies arrested two people at a motel in North Attleboro Thursday afternoon who are suspected in armed robberies in Plainville, Seekonk and other communities.

Attleboro officials hope investment in schools pays dividends

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — The city invested $800,000 in school improvements over the summer and officials now say the money could be repaid through savings within several years.

Seekonk police: New K-9 dog scores on first tour of duty

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:00
SEEKONK — Police say it didn’t take long for the department’s new K-9 dog to make a pinch.

Jail time for Attleboro drunk driver who hit a pedestrian in Seekonk with her car last year

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:45
TAUNTON — An Attleboro woman will serve 15 months jail time after pleading guilty to drunken driving and hitting a pedestrian with her car in Seekonk last year.