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Bill targets consent for psychotropic drugs THE ISSUE: Some patient advocates say current informed written consent regulations for prescribing psychotropic drugs don't go far enough.THE DETAILS: A House bill would require that consent forms also list alternative treatments, a plan for stopping medication and a review to monitor side effects.

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Seniors frequently targeted for financial abuse THE ISSUE: Senior citizens are often targeted by scammers and sometimes financially exploited by loved ones.THE IMPACT: According to some estimates, older Americans lose $36.5 billion annually to financial abuse and exploitation.

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Farming takes root in the city THE ISSUE: The state Department of Agricultural Resources is preparing to award grants to urban farming projects.THE IMPACT: In five years, the DAR has awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants for 51 projects and nearly 20 organizations.

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 6-23-17 Check out Wish You Were Here 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

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Find a Fourth of July... Fourth of July celebrations begin at the end of June and carry on through Tuesday, July 4, with parades, barbecues, fairs and fireworks.Here is a map of activities from the North Shore to the Cape, whether you plan to stay close to home for the holiday weekend or will spend the weekend at the beach. Zoom in to take a look at what is happening in your area and click on each icon to learn more about the event. [...]

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AAA: Historic travel expected for Fourth of... A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles during the Independence Day holiday.

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STATE HOUSE NEWS: Senate sends 'amend and... The Senate on Thursday night approved a series of updates to the state's voter-passed marijuana legalization law, which supporters said closely align with the ideals of the ballot question but which differ significantly from the bill House lawmakers passed Wednesday.The Senate's 30-5 vote sets up the next stage - a conference committee where three lawmakers from each branch will be appointed to negotiate provisions dealing with taxes, local approval, and other matters. Once the [...]

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Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School host... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School bid farewell to 23 eighth graders recently at its graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held after Mass at St. Mary’s Parish. Director David Costa organized all the students’ participation in the Mass, with readings, setting of the altar and bring-up of the gifts. During Costa’s homily, he spoke to the students reminiscing about their time at SMSH. Keeping with tradition, the graduation ceremony [...]

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 6-22-17 Check out Twilight Zone 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

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SCHOOL'S OUT! Send us your last day photos School's out for the summer! Show us how you celebrated the last day in class and the first of summer vacation!Email photos to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Please include a caption identifying those pictured, the town they are from and the school they attend.We'll post your photos in galleries on your Wicked Local website and print them on the Your News page of your weekly newspaper!  

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It's (finally) officially summer! You may have been sleeping when it happened, but as of 12:24 this morning, it's officially summer!

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WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo... Check out It Takes Two To Tango 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

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Mostly pleasant... Welcome to the first day of summer! Today will be mostly pleasant with highs in the low-80s and mostly sunny skies. There is a chance for a thunderstorm late this afternoon or evening. The storms will be scattered and not widespread and the best chance for anything strong is south of the Pike.Tonight will be cool, with lows in the upper-50s.Thursday will be sunny and another beautiful early summer day with highs n the low 80s and low humidity.It's looking [...]

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Middle school students celebrate graduations High school and college students aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy graduations. As the school year draws to a close, North Attleborough youngsters across multiple grades are celebrating their achievements and preparing to move on to a new stage.Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School bid farewell to 23 students last week, as the 8th grade students participated in their own the graduation ceremony. [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Stuck in the muggies Liking that humidity? Probably not. Unfortunately we are stuck in this muggy weather for at least another day.There are some scattred showers this morning to deal with and then the sun comes out for the afternoon pushing temperatures into the mid- to upper-80s. Tonight drops down to the 60s.Wednesday is another warm day with a chance of showers throughout the day. It will be muggy again too but it looks like relief is coming Wednesday night with lows dropping down to [...]

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Mendon students shave heads for cancer MENDON - With excitement in the air and hair on the ground, Miscoe Hill Middle School students and staff went under the clippers to raise money for cancer Monday. As part of Rachel’s Challenge, a nonprofit that aims to inspire compassion and kindness in young students, the school helped raise $911 for the One Mission Pediatric Cancer Charity, topping last year's record of about $800. Rachel’s Challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the first students [...]

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 6-19-17 Check out Into the Mist 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

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Watch out for... 11:30 a.m. Update: The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch and severe thunderstorm watch for all of Worcester County and the western part of the state until 8 p.m. today. Take shelter during strong storms.***It's already warm and muggy to start your Monday and it's only going to get more oppressive as the day goes on. Highs will reach 85 with high humidity.All that heat and moisture will spark up the chance for severe [...]

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Hockomock Area YMCA to hold coach... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — The Hockomock Area YMCA gymnastics department is seeking to hire additional coaches and instructors for work beginning in the fall of 2017. Group interviews of potential job candidates will take place from 4-6 p.m. June 29 at the North Attleborough YMCA Branch, 300 Elmwood St.Positions are available in the Bernon Family in Franklin, Invensys Foxboro and North Attleborough branch. Experience in dance, cheer and gymnastics can be helpful but is not [...]

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North Attleborough resident to walk in... NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — On Sept. 24, 12-year-old North Attleborough resident Jacob Forrette will be walking for the first time in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Forrette is walking for his role models, his father and his football leagues president, John Trimbach. Three years ago, Forrette lost his father to cancer at the age of 9. Soon after, his family moved to North Attleborough, where he became interested in playing football for his school team. With help from the [...]

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