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Senate candidates spent big bucks

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:00
The seven men who ran in a special election for state Senate this fall spent more than $250,000 trying to win the $60,000-a-year job.

Police want more improvements to Route 1 intersection in Plainville

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:00
PLAINVILLE -- Local police are looking for further work to be carried out at the dangerous intersection of Route 1 and George Street following two more accidents there this week.

Attleboro convenience store clerk chases thief, gets threatened with knife

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEBORO -- A man stole two cartons of cigarettes from Cumberland Farms at County Square and then threatened the clerk with a knife when he chased after the suspect, police said Friday.

Accidents bring a few injuries to Attleboro area

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:15
Two people were injured and one escaped serious injury in two accidents in the Attleboro area early Friday morning.

Mechanical problems lead to drunken driving charges for Plainville man

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:15
ATTLEBORO -- Mechanical problems led to a drunken driving charges against the driver of a pickup truck outside a local bar.

Shoppers jam stores along North Attleboro's Route 1 for Black Friday deals

News from The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:50
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Only a few hours after the Thanksgiving dishes were cleared from the table, thousands of shoppers hit the stores along Route 1 after midnight on Friday, eager to get the deals on their holiday shopping.

LaSalette Shrine shines on with Clopper

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- Clopper the donkey is back at LaSalette Shrine and all is apparently well as the landmark site's annual holiday celebration got under way Thanksgiving night.

North Attleboro well owners again rebuff regulations

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Local private well owners are still up in arms over proposed regulations that would dictate new rules for water testing and well placement, saying nine months and 11 drafts later the board of health has failed to…

Hospital in Pawtucket to continue offering some services

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:30
The owners of Memorial Hospital of Pawtucket will continue to offer some services locally, even as plans to close the money-losing facility move ahead, officials say.

Attleboro's first medical pot shop approved

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO -- The city's first medical marijuana company, which could eventually funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into the general fund, won approval this week.

Retired teacher mulls Attleboro state rep race

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO -- A retired Attleboro High School math teacher is considering running in a special election for state representative.

Taxing lesson for area students

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
While the new Republican tax bill has been touted by President Donald Trump as a huge tax cut for many citizens, there is a group of Americans who will certainly feel the squeeze — college students.

Attleboro City Council compromises on taxes

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:45
City councilors cut a proposed tax increase on homeowners, but continued to shift the tax burden their way nonetheless in a compromise on the yearly tax rate conundrum this week.

Three charged in alleged cell phone fraud scheme at Mansfield Best Buy

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:30
MANSFIELD — Three people face charges for allegedly trying to fraudulently open up cellphone accounts at Best Buy at the Mansfield Crossing mall.

Car fire ties up highway traffic in North Attleboro

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A stubborn car fire late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95 tied up three fire departments and caused a miles-long backup to I-495.

Many served Thanksgiving meals at Attleboro area community tables

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:00
Hundreds of people pulled their chairs up to the communal table today for turkey and talk at dinners prepared by caring chefs in the Attleboro area.

Rehoboth driver nabbed after chase

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:00
REHOBOTH — A resident was arrested and faces motor vehicle charges after a brief police chase Tuesday night.

A holiday tradition: Attleboro vs. North Attleboro rivalry resumes

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:15
The area’s oldest Thanksgiving football rivalry resumes Thursday morning at Community Field as the 10-1 North Attleboro Red Rocketeers play host to the 5-5 Attleboro Blue Bombardiers in the 97th annual holiday meeting of the teams.

Foxboro hotel resident charged with bomb threat

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:15
FOXBORO -- A resident of a Patriot Place hotel is facing charges of making a bomb threat after he allegedly told hotel personnel there was an explosive device on the roof Saturday.

What's Open, Closed for Thanksgiving

News from The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:15
What’s open, closed for Thanksgiving