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Attleboro teachers agree to new contract

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:00
ATTLEBORO — City teachers will forgo cost-of-living raises for the next three years under a new contract agreed to with the school committee.

Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark plan re-emerges in State House

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:45
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A plan to build a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox could bring legislators back to the State House for a special fall session.

Norton Founders Day a go for next year

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:30
NORTON — There were no fireworks and no town picnic on Yelle School grounds, the other main activity for the annual Founders Day that had to be canceled.

Walpole man sentenced to prison for exposing himself to Norfolk Aggie female athletes

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:00
WALPOLE — A convicted Level 3 sex offender is now in prison for exposing himself last year to a school bus on Route 1 carrying the Norfolk County Agricultural High School girls volleyball team

Rehoboth voters approve override for schools, money for security system

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:52
REHOBOTH — Rehoboth voters in a special election Tuesday approved two ballot questions for tax increases to fund improvements to school buildings.

North Attleboro selectmen cleared of Open Meeting Law violations tied to officer's firing

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:00
NORTH ATTLEBORO — The four Open Meeting Law complaints filed against selectmen this year were deemed unfounded after an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office came to a close this month.

Attleboro area home prices heating up

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:56
If you’re looking to buy a house in the Attleboro area or elsewhere in the Bay State, be prepared to pay a little more.

Patriot Place hosting pre-July 4th race, expo, fireworks

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:15
As usual, Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium will be the red-white-and-blue focus for fitness, fun and patriotism during the run-up to the July 4 holiday.

Foxboro firefighters now can now don bulletproof vests, helmets

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:00
It used to be that firefighters and emergency medical technicians could feel relatively secure even while doing their life-saving jobs in tense situations.

Plainville ditches Civil Service for new firefighters, backs moratorium on pot stores

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:15
PLAINVILLE — The Civil Service system that has long been part of the hiring of firefighters is slated to be a thing of the past following a vote at the recent town meeting.

Judge criticizes Attleboro police in incident involving repeat drugged driver

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:00
ATTLEBORO — A judge Monday criticized city police for not immediately arresting a repeat drugged driving suspect, but rejected a prosecutor’s request to hold the woman in jail without bail as a dangerous person.

Ex-pharmacy exec from Wrentham sentenced to 9 years in jail for role in meningitis outbreak

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:00
BOSTON — A Wrentham man who was co-owner of a pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far…

Police: Prisoner tried to grab police officer's gun in Attleboro jail cell

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:46
ATTLEBORO — Police say a concert patron held in protective custody was arrested after he allegedly tried to grab a police officer’s gun during a struggle in a holding cell.

Wrentham man accused of drunken driving in Mansfield crash

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:41
MANSFIELD — Police say a Wrentham man faces drunken driving charges after the car he was driving crashed into a boulder and several trees off Maple Street over the weekend.

Man arrested with gun after traffic stop in Attleboro held in jail without bail as a danger

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:34
ATTLEBORO — A judge Monday ordered a convicted drug dealer held in jail as a dangerous person after hearing the suspect was arrested with a gun while on probation for a prior firearms conviction.

Mansfield redirect of Xfinity Center traffic appears to be working -- for now

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:11
MANSFIELD — Traffic at the Xfinity Center seems to be responding well to a new scheme that aims to keep concert-bound vehicles off South Main Street and adjacent side roads.

Police investigate smash-and-grab at Wrentham liquor store

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:15
WRENTHAM — Police are investigating a weekend morning smash and grab at a local liquor store in which two men reportedly stole cartons of cigarettes.

New era dawning at Bishop Feehan

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:00

Seekonk has new firefighter museum

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:45
SEEKONK — A fairly new museum is preserving the history of the town’s fire department.

For Foxboro HS grad, no easy road

The Sun Chronicle - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:30
FOXBORO -- For recent Foxboro High School graduate Pamela Francisco, the process of growing up in America has been a story of hardship interwoven with extraordinary courage and determination.