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North woman bitten by strangely behaving coyote NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH -- A resident of the Water's Edge Estates off Rte. 1 was bitten by a coyote Tuesday, even as police officers were on site in response to her call about the strangely behaving animal getting under her trailer home.Judy Place is one of two people bitten, possibly by the same animal.Place had called police after the animal began creating a ruckus under her trailer and would not be scared off. Two officers were talking to her outside her home when the coyote came [...]

Charter Commission to launch online survey,... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH -- As it continues gathering input from all voices in the community, the North Attleborough Charter Commission is planning to launch an online  survey in  coming weeks.All residents are urged to take part by sharing their views and opinions on the topic of government reform. “The survey will be a natural extension of our efforts to gather feedback from all constituencies in the community,” said Commission Chairman Mark Fisher. [...]

AG Healy calls Trump's Haiti TPS decision... The main course at Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving luncheon to honor immigrants was cooked up by the Trump administration, which has elected to end Haitians' seven-year-old temporary protected status in the U.S. in July 2019.While guests cleared their plates of stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, speaker after speaker in the Great Hall dug into the federal policy that was announced the night before.The federal government allows the nationals of 10 countries, [...]

Campaigns confident of signatures for sales tax... Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals, setting up issues showdowns in the Legislature in early 2018.Raise Up Massachusetts, the coalition behind a 2014 earned sick time ballot law and an income surtax that's also targeted for the 2018 ballot, says it has accumulated more than 275,000 raw signatures to submit to local city and [...]

Attleboro Community Theatre to present... ATTLEBORO — Attleboro Community Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, 71 North Main St.Friday and Saturday evening performances will take place at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees will be held at 2 p.m. The show will be adapted and directed by David Blessinger, who is assisted by Caitlyn Lively, of Attleboro.The cast includes: Dave Almeida as Ebenezer Scrooge; Megan Begin as The [...]

Attleboro Historic to host holiday... ATTLEBORO — Attleboro Historic Preservation Society’s annual holiday dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Morin’s Diner, 16 S. Main St.Reservations are required by Dec. 9. Those interested can send their choice of scrod or prime rib along with a check made payable to AHPS for $25 per person to: Barbara Kramer, 101 South Ave. Box 10, Attleboro, MA 02703.

Centenary United Methodist Church... ATTLEBORO — Centenary United Methodist Church, 15 Sanford St., will host the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Lobster Roll lunch Dec. 8Participants can enjoy a 12-ounce container of homemade macaroni and cheese with chunks of lobster meat and a cracker crumb topping, a pickle, cookie and choice of soda or water. Customers can also order the lobster roll filled with chunky lobster meat on a thin bed of lettuce (with or without mayo), chips, pickle, cookie and beverage choice. [...]

Massachusetts firefighters honored for bravery Thirty-three awards given to firefighters from 22 departments

Richards Memorial Library announces... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Richards Memorial Library will hold the following events at the library, 118 N. Washington St. For information: 508-699-0122. The Friends of Richards Memorial Library will hold its semi-annual meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The organization would like to give a huge “thank you” to everyone who worked on the September Book Sale. As always it was a group effort, with many donations from local businesses and individuals. For Adults this month, [...]

Attleboro COA announces events The Rev. Gordon N. Larson Senior Center, 27 S. Main St., has announced the following events. For information: 774-203-1900.WALKING STROLL: 1 p.m. Nov. 30. Participants can join for a leisurely stroll. Those interested can call the senior center at 774-203-1901 to register and get the meeting place.BEING YOUR BEST AT ANY AGE: 10 a.m. Dec. 4. The program discusses fashion, accessorizing, makeup, hair and suggestions on eyeglass styles. This program is presented by Stacey Hiltner, [...]

A holiday history: Thanksgiving facts vs. myths The first Thanksgiving is steeped in lore and surrounded by myths. Here's a look at how the history of the holiday actually unfolded.

Photo ID now required to enter state McCormack... Visitors to any of the state agencies in the McCormack Building across Bowdoin Street from the State House now have to show a photo ID to enter, part of a new policy that took effect Monday.Under the new visitor access policy, anyone without a state employee ID now must present a photo ID at the "security visitor management desk" in the lobby, the Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management said. The ID policy mirrors procedures in place at other city highrises and office [...]

Turkeys a conservation success story in... For more than 100 years, there were no wild turkeys in Massachusetts.

MetroWest, Milford weather: Big warm-up today! OK, warm-up might be a bit overstated for today's weather but we'll be going from the frosty upper-20s this morning to the sunny and pleasant upper-50s this afternoon.And today is kind of the winner for this week. We'll cloud up tonight and you should expect rain tomorrow morning. The rest of the week looks cold or cool. The all-important Thanksgiving Day forecast looks OK, with sunny skies and a cool 40 degrees. Probably some frost for those Thanksgiving morning football games! [...]

STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP -- Around the turn they come A recap and analysis of the week in state government.Horse racing in Massachusetts has been on the decline for many years now, but horse-trading is alive and well on Beacon Hill.The Legislature came down the homestretch last week with blinders on looking to finish what it could before the holiday recess, while Gov. Charlie Baker had his eye on next year -- which happens to be his re-election year -- as he filed new legislation and took executive actions to ramp up the [...]

AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel for... Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week

Father, young son seriously injured after crash... WESTWOOD — Two people were hit by a car in Westwood Sunday afternoon.Police responded to a report of a crash around 3 p.m. involving a single vehicle and at least two pedestrians in the crosswalk by Pond Street and Lakeshore Drive.Witnesses said a father and a son were the victims. A red bike was lodged underneath the car involved in the crash."It looked like he (the son) was out, like he was passed out, but his eyes were open," Timothy Seales said. "He was [...]

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day,... Your picture could be the next reader photo featured when we return on Nov. 27 after the Thanksgiving break. Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

Which Massachusetts marshes can survive in... In some coastal areas, saltwater marshes could migrate inland as sea levels rise, giving them a unique ability to adapt to a changing environment.

Survey identifies Massachusetts school... When it comes to funding for school building projects in Massachusetts, supply can't keep up with demand.

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