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Heroux fined by state for campaign record-keeping mistakes

News from The Sun Chronicle - 6 hours 33 min ago
ATTLEBORO -- State Rep. Paul Heroux has been fined $1,435 by the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance for record-keeping errors with his campaign funds.

Board of Selectmen or Select Board?

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:00
In Brookline last month, a town meeting member offered up what was considered an interesting change to many: Instead of selectmen, what if members of the town's governing board were called selectwomen?

State colleges will offer in-state tuition rates to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:45
ATTLEBORO -- College will come at a cheaper price for hurricane-riddled students who were displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands this fall.

Attleboro passes sign ordinance, with reservations

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — The city’s first sign ordinance was approved by the city council on Tuesday, but an amendment that lessens a restriction that almost crashed the law last week is already in the pipeline.

Wrentham's police chief and acting town manager to retire

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:00
WRENTHAM — Police Chief James Anderson has been wearing a couple of hats recently.

Progress on abuse reporting measure

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:00
FOXBORO — Leaders of a local effort to expand reporting of suspected sexual abuse of children say they’re feeling good about chances of getting state legislators to take action on a bill this year.

Nonprofit theater in Mansfield to get alcohol license

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:45
MANSFIELD — Next time you go to enjoy an art opening or a play at the Mansfield Music and Arts Society, you’ll likely be able to purchase a glass of wine as well.

Wrentham residents give feedback on downtown

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:30
WRENTHAM — Plans are moving ahead to rezone the center of town to enhance development and support existing businesses but also preserve its rural and historic charm.

Late fee for busing nixed by Attleboro School Committee

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:15
ATTLEBORO — The school committee has scuttled a proposal to charge families an extra $35 if they sign up late for school busing.

Attleboro City Council proposes part-time parking ban

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:00
ATTLEBORO — A seasonal parking ban for beleaguered Beagle Club Road will be up for discussion at a public hearing next month.

Attleboro classroom aides want a new contract

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:26
ATTLEBORO — More than 50 classroom aides wearing black clothing and unity signs packed a school committee meeting to plea for a new contract.

Train derailment in Taunton causes fuel spill

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:07
TAUNTON -- A train derailment Wednesday morning caused about 1,800 gallons of fuel to leak into the ground.

Man charged with drunk driving in crash which floods Wrentham road

News from The Sun Chronicle - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:59
WRENTHAM — Dedham Street was shut down for a good part of Wednesday after an alleged drunk driver smashed his van into a stone wall and a fire hydrant that flooded part of the road.

Cleanup of Attleboro properties yields a million pounds of trash

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — The cleanup of an old industrial site and a former landfill in the city’s new transit-oriented development zone off Riverfront Drive has yielded a hazardous “black goo” and 1 million pounds of household and industrial trash.

Free textbook initiative at Wheaton College

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:30
When compared to the soaring tuition of college, coupled with the added expenses of housing and food, the price of a few textbooks for class may seem insignificant.

Police: Camera was used by ex to monitor North Attleboro woman's home

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:15
ATTLEBORO — A 39-year-old man faces charges he set up a camera outside the North Attleboro home of an ex-girlfriend to monitor who visited her home.

Attleboro schools look for a $3.5 million budget boost

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO -- The school department is asking for a $3.5 million budget increase to keep services and staff at the same level they are at now.

Attleboro's outgoing Mayor Kevin Dumas, rivals face Mansfield selectmen Monday

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:00
MANSFIELD -- Outgoing Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas, former Stoughton town Manager Michael Hartman and insurance company executive and town finance committee Chairman Walter Wilk are scheduled to be interviewed Monday by selectmen Monday as town leaders seek a replacement for…

Attleboro man faces charges he left scene of accident

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:45
ATTLEORO -- A 25-year-old city man faces charges he fled the scene of an accident in June, leaving his girlfriend and two friends injured.

Man gets split jail term in North Attleboro domestic assault

News from The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:18
ATTLEBORO -- A man arrested in October after a police standoff in Easton has been sentenced to a split jail term after pleading guilty to beating his boyfriend and threatening to shoot him with a gun.