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MetroWest, Milford weather: Showers, storms coming Clouds this morning won't be going away anytime soon. In fact, the National Weather Service says to expect a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms throughout the day and evening. Some of those storms could have heavy rain.Thursday's high should only be in the low 70s thanks to those clouds and showers.We fall back to the 60s tonight and there may be fog. Friday will start out foggy and cool but will eventually warm to near 80 under mostly sunny skies.

North resident nominated for NCAA Woman of the... INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Recent graduate Rose Mooney of North Attleborough, a four-year member of the Saint Anselm College field hockey team, has been chosen as the Hawks' nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, as the NCAA announced the nominees in July.Mooney is one of a record 543 female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions, including 117 in Division II, to be nominated for the prestigious award. Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the award [...]

COMING UP IN NORTH: 15th Annual Walk to... Highlights1 The 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6 from the North Attleborough Town Hall. 2 This event will benefit Community VNA’s Hospice Care Program. This year's event is also being held to celebrate the memory and legacy of race founder, Bill Beardsworth.3 The funds raised will support the multi-disciplinary hospice care team comprised of a medical director, [...]

North Attleborough Cultural Council announces... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — The North Attleborough Cultural Council released the following information regarding its 2017 concert series.The following concerts will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Park Gazebo:Aug. 1: Cowboy & Lady will play classic country. Aug. 8:  Mondo Soul will play funk.Aug. 15: The Silks will play rock ‘n’ roll.Aug. 22: Julie Rhodes Band will play R&B and rock.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 7-26-17 Check out Somebunny to Love and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

Weekend closure of North Avenue in Attleboro The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that it will be closing a section of North Avenue in Attleboro, under I-95, beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 28, and reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 31. The closure is necessary to install precast bridge units on the I-95 North over North Avenue Bridge.

MetroWest, Milford weather: Hello sunshine! Goodbye clouds, rain and cool temperatures. Hello warm sunshine! The sun returns today and temperatures will reach the low-80s.It stays dry tonight as well but it won't be as cool as the past two nights with lows going down to 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.Thursday won't be as nice. Clouds roll in and thunderstorms with potentially heavy rain could hit in the afternoon and evening.So enjoy today if you can!

null NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Downtown Associates of North Attleborough’s eleventh annual Back-to-School Shuffle and Fourth Back-to-School Fair will be held from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23 in downtown North Attleborough and at the town common/Veteran’s Park.Fisher College is returning as the sponsor of the back-to-school event.The Back-to-School Fair is intended to be a resource for parents looking to prepare, protect, educate and inspire their children for the upcoming [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 7-25-17 Check out Self Reflection and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

Trio sought in Mansfield Stop & Shop theft Mansfield police are seeking three people suspected of stealing $500 in razors from Stop & Shop.The suspects made off with the razors hidden in a baby car seat, according to police.The theft occurred Saturday, July 15, around 2 p.m. First two men entered Stop & Shop and photographed the razors in one store aisle, police said. The pair then left without taking or purchasing anything.Two minutes later, a woman entered the store with the older of the two men, police [...]

LISTEN: Extra! Extra! podcast premieres with... Wicked Local is launching its first network-wide podcast this week. It is hosted by Caitlyn Kelleher, the innovation specialist for Wicked Local, and Joy Richard, a member of Wicked Local’s print production team. Once a week, they are going to provide you with a behind-the scenes look at the work Wicked Local journalists do every day throughout eastern Massachusetts. Each week's episode will feature a journalist talking [...]

MetroWest, Milford weather: Another rainy day The region received a little more than an inch of rain yesterday and last night but don't expect those puddles to dry up anytime soon. Showers this morning will eventually stop but the day will remain cloudy and cool with highs only reaching around 67 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.We have another very cool night ahead of us with lows expected to fall all the way back to 50. Wednesday is looking much better with sunny skies and highs reaching near 80. [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 7-24-17 Check out Heroes in our Midst and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

Sturdy Memorial Hospital issues warning... ATTLEBORO — Several community members have contacted Sturdy Memorial Hospital regarding marketing calls they have received at home or on their cell phones where their caller ID identifies Sturdy as the caller. These calls do not originate at Sturdy or any of its affiliates. The practice is called “spoofing” in which outside companies are able to have another entity displayed on the caller ID to entice the public to answer the call. According to the Federal [...]

Richards Memorial Library announces... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Richards Memorial Library, 118 N. Washington St., is finishing up its Summer Reading Program this month and planning for the fall. The Annual Act Up! Reader’s Theater program, performed by this summer’s Act Up! Troupe, will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4. This revue is appropriate for elementary students and their parents. The Teddy Sleepover & Breakfast, for children 5 to 7 years old, and their stuffed animals will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. [...]

Controversial stormwater permit delayed THE ISSUE: Citing ongoing litigation, the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed new stormwater regulations intended to strengthen clean water protections in Massachusetts.THE IMPACT: The regulations, which are delayed one year, would affect 260 Massachusetts communities.

Reimagined buses could boost transit options THE CONCEPT: Bus rapid transit is a system of express buses traveling in dedicated lanes, with riders paying their fares at stations before boarding. The buses would get traffic signal priority at intersections.

Health officials urge vigilance on ticks THE ISSUE: Ticks can transmit several diseases, including Lyme disease and Powassan virus to humans.THE IMPACT: There were more than 4,500 reported cases of Lyme disease in Massachusetts in 2016, and some are bracing for a potential uptick this year.

Nine things to know about sharks Before you dive into the shark-infested airwaves or start planning that Jaws movie marathon, here are nine things to know about these little known marine predators.

Old Colony History Museum in Taunton mixes... TAUNTON — Putt putt while you learn.That’s the concept behind the mini-golf program being offered this summer at Taunton’s Old Colony History Museum at 66 Church Green.The museum staff, since Father’s Day weekend in June, has offered a nine-hole course on its front lawn, as a means of attracting interest in the city’s historical society."It’s just something fun," said Saria Sweeney, who for the past year has worked part- [...]

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