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High School Football: Week 6 scores (live)

Scores and top performers from Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16, on the sixth weekend of Mass. high school football action for the 2021 fall season. This will be updated as more information comes in. FRIDAY. ALGONQUIN 28, Leominster 0: Jason Levin rushed for two TDs (14 and 10...
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Taunton Gazette

Bullying, systemic racism spark debate at Taunton School Committee forum

TAUNTON — A dozen candidates for School Committee made their cases to voters Thursday in this year's Taunton Community Access & Media/Taunton Daily Gazette forum. Host and moderator Bob Jacobs, president of the TCAM Board used a different format from previous election cycles. Candidates came up in groups of four, chosen randomly. Each candidate would be asked the same question, with 90 seconds to respond. After each of the four spoke, Jacobs opened the floor for three minutes of discussion among the candidates.
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Sun Chronicle

Former North Attleboro man pleads innocent to indecent assault on girl

ATTLEBORO --- A former North Attleboro man faces charges he indecently touched a 10-year-old girl five years ago. Mark A. Fay, 40, of Nashua, N.H., pleaded innocent in Attleboro District Court last week. The girl is known to the defendant and reported the alleged incident in August, according to court...
Sun Chronicle

Norton man arrested for drunk driving seven times gets 2 1/2 years in jail

ATTLEBORO — A Norton man arrested for drunken driving for the seventh time last month was sentenced to concurrent 2½-year jail sentences Friday. Angel Rodrigues, 50, of 1 Kelly Lane, pleaded guilty in Attleboro District Court to driving a landscaping truck while intoxicated on Sept. 11. A witness who followed...
Sun Chronicle

Plainville casino reports slight dip in revenue

PLAINVILLE — Revenues at Plainridge Park held fairly steady again last month, the state Gaming Commission reported Friday. Gross gaming revenue, the difference between what gamblers bet and what they take home, was just under $12 million for the slot machines at Plainridge, down slightly from August’s $12.7 million. Still,...
Patriot Ledger

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Stoughton's playoff hopes staying alive with win over Brockton

STOUGHTON — If the playoffs were to begin before this week’s slate of high school football games, the Stoughton High football team would be watching from home. That should change for Stoughton, who came into the weekend as the No. 19 seed in Division 3 (top 16 qualify), following Friday's 31-13 win over Brockton, which stood at No. 10 in Div. 1.
Taunton Gazette

'She was a gift': Parents donate $100K to D-R in memory of daughter with special needs

DIGHTON — Lisa A. Terry can't be stopped from being a positive influence on the Dighton-Rehoboth community, even after her passing. Lisa had learning disabilities that included mild cerebral palsy, deafness and being legally blind. It didn't stop her from attending Dighton-Rehoboth schools up until high school graduation and working in the mail delivery department at Bristol County Savings Bank in Taunton for over 20 years.

How a 2014 overdose led to Kristen's Law, and what it means for RI drug prosecutions

It was raining in Portsmouth that September night in 2018, so Keith Gillette and Andrew Paiva waited inside Clements Marketplace for the dealer to arrive. Around 7:30 he pulled up in a car. Paiva stayed inside while Gillette walked out to the parking lot and climbed into the back seat. Gillette gave the man $70 in exchange for 12 wax baggies containing what he thought to be heroin. Four for himself, eight for Paiva.
Sun Chronicle

Wrentham's Trinity Episcopal schedules Christmas Fair

WRENTHAM — Trinity Episcopal Church on East Street will be moving up its annual Christmas Fair by a couple of months and hosting “Trinity Christmas Treasures and More” from 9 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. This event will be a modified version of the Christmas Fair, which has been...

Parcel 2: More Junk from the I-195 Commission – Architecture Critic Morgan

The agita over trying to build on Parcel 2 along the east bank of the Providence River should tell us that it is time for a reset on the entire 195 development. Perhaps it is even time to remove most of the I-195 Commissioners and appoint members who would have the courage to follow the original remit of creating a true Providence Innovation & Design District, with incubators, start-ups, researchers, engineers, and designers. Instead, the glorious opportunity created by the removal of the interstate highway has so far been squandered piecemeal filling up parcels with an abundance of undistinguished apartment blocks–not to mention the prospect of an absurdly wrongheaded Fane Tower. Beds instead of brains.
South Coast Today

The Fall River Symphony Orchestra is back. Here's what the FRSO has planned for this month.

FALL RIVER — The first concert of the Fall River Symphony’s 2021-2022 season will be Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 in the BCC Jackson Arts Center Theater. It will be a "Red, White and Blue" fall concert featuring works by American composers, with a patriotic slant. The concert will open with the Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man, and it will also feature other works by Copland, Morton Gould and George Walker. A highlight will be the Copland Lincoln Portrait, narrated by local librarian and storyteller David Mello.
Sun Chronicle

H.S. FOOTBALL: Foxboro delivers when it counts to drop North

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Jack Martinelli brought out one of his vintage “Foxboro” pullovers, but it was more of the lucky charms that he has on his Foxboro High School football roster that delivered an electrifying 21-14 victory over North Attleboro Friday at Community Field. Limited to 74 net yards of...