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Sturdy buys ARA land

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO -- A deal to sell a dusty, barren parcel with a long history on the corner of O'Neil Boulevard and Pearl Street to Sturdy Memorial Hospital was completed Thursday by the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority.

Attleboro officials scaling back high school plans

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO — City officials are honing plans for a new high school in preparation for a meeting with the state’s school building authority next week.

Denlea to resign from Attleboro City Council

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:30
ATTLEBORO — A city election is coming up in November but there’ll be changes on the city council before then.

Attleboro man to serve jail time for raping intellectually disabled man

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:47
ATTLEBORO — An Attleboro man has been sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled man and tweeting out pornographic photos of young boys while out on bail on the case.

Accusations of secrecy, retaliation erupt at North Attleboro board meeting

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:30
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A proposal to consolidate two town departments Thursday sparked accusations of secrecy and retaliation amongst town officials at the selectmen’s meeting.

Police arrest RI man after finding his car crashed in North Attleboro woods

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:55
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- A Rhode Island man was arrested when police found him in his car in a wooded area after he had evidently run off the road.

Ex-Attleboro cop pleads guilty to child porn charge

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:49
ATTLEBORO — As a police prosecutor in Attleboro District Court, former Attleboro police Sgt. Richard Woodhead signed off on paperwork sending defendants to jail.

Driver from Taunton killed in Norton crash

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:24
NORTON — A 41-year-old man from Taunton was killed late Thursday night when the car he was driving stuck a utility pole on John Scott Boulevard, rolled over and burst into flames.

Court allows injunction labeling house raided by Foxboro police a "drug-free zone"

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:15
FOXBORO — The town has obtained a court order targeting an alleged drug house on North Street raided by police in June under a rarely-used state law on public nuisances, legal experts say.

Taylor Swift a "beacon of light" for survivors of sexual assault, New Hope says

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:15
With just five words, advocates for survivors of sexual violence say Taylor Swift defiantly shattered the criticism many survivors of sexual assault face when taking their claims to court.

Mayor looks for taxpayer help on high school project

The Sun Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
ATTLEBORO — Mayor Kevin Dumas said his administration is looking for ways to ease the burden on taxpayers on fixed incomes in paying for a new high school while his two election opponents agree a new school is needed.

Anti-hate rally moved to Attleboro's Balfour Riverwalk

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:30
ATTLEBORO — An anti-hate rally scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Balfour Riverwalk after concerns were raised over holding it at Veterans Memorial Common.

Airborne troops 'drop in' on Foxboro

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:45
FOXBORO — A National Guard helicopter swooped in over Route 140 Thursday and deployed troops who rappelled down a line onto the lawn of a Pierce Street house.

"Forget Him Not:" Attleboro family starts foundation in memory of brother

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:22
Attleboro native Donald R. Fulton Jr. is remembered by loved ones for the way his presence lit up a room.

Elder abuse charges against North Attleboro woman dismissed

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:12
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Elder abuse charges against a local woman accused of neglecting to care for her 89-year-old mother have been dismissed.

Feds: Alleged ID thief targeted stores in R.I., Attleboro, Mansfield and Seekonk

The Sun Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:15
PROVIDENCE — A Central Falls man faces a federal indictment for his alleged role in a conspiracy to use fraudulent credit cards in Rhode Island and the Attleboro area to make about $40,000 in purchases.

Local group seeks to sensitize white people about racism

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — As recent events demonstrate, race hatred and tolerance of extremist views has become epidemic in a country where former KKK wizard David Duke considers the president as an ally.

Attleboro pot shop hearing delayed to September

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:45
A city council hearing on the application of a medical marijuana business which aims to open a shop in Attleboro has been delayed again.

Teamwork, stability goals of new NAHS administrative team

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:45
NORTH ATTLEBORO — As students step back into North Attleboro High Sept. 5, they’ll take note of a few changes: LED lights in the gymnasium, new carpets in the library and the history wing, renovations to the outdoor tennis courts.…

New arrest adds twist to Foxboro probe of threat to Gillette Stadium

The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:00
FOXBORO — In a twist in the probe of an alleged email bomb threat to Gillette Stadium, the girlfriend of the man charged in the incident has been arrested and police are examining her cellphone.