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PET OF THE WEEK: Meet Sylvie NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Meet the North Attleboro Animal Shelter's pet of the week, Sylvie."Hi, my name is Sylvie. I am a beautiful cat looking for a home to call my own. I am talkative, loving and spirited. I am looking for an adult home with someone who will spend time with me. I love to look out the window. A home with a sunroom or sunny window I can lay in would be ideal! I love the great outdoors and am looking for a space where I can think I am outdoors, but really be safe [...]

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo... Check out Birdseed Bandit 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

Aidan Wilde shares his views on his baseball... With three games left in the regular season, Tommy Cassell sits down and talks with Milford High junior Aidan Wilde about the Scarlet Hawks’ baseball season.This season, Wilde is playing third base and is one of the team’s right-handed pitchers. He was a Daily News All-Star for baseball his freshman and sophomore years. "I can have fun at any position. It is really about where my coach puts me," [...]

Falls school principal named Falls Elementary School has a new principal.The school department selected interim high school principal Lee Anne Todd after a lengthy search, Superintendent Scott Holcomb said.Todd will take over on July 1."She will be working closely with the current Falls principal, George Gagnon, to ensure a smooth transition," Holcomb said. "Todd possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience [...]

MetroWest, Milford weather: Clouds today, rain... The forecast yesterday originally called for today to be mostly sunny. Nix that. Clouds but comfortable temperatures is what we get. Highs today will get to the mid- to upper-60s under grey skies and light winds. That's not bad and certainly better than how Thursday is looking.Thursday's forecast calls for clouds and then a chance of showers and drizzle after noon. Highs will only be in the mid- to upper-50s. Tomorrow night it really pours with heavy rain expected overnight into [...]

Gov. Baker: Concert security will be upped... With thousands of concert-goers expected to descend on the Boston Calling music festival this weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker said there are no current threats of venues being targeted for violence, but urged residents to remain "vigilant" following the deadly attack Monday night at a concert in Manchester, England."First of all, our hearts go out to everybody who was involved in that. I have three kids who are in their 20s. If they had been there, that's exactly the kind of event, [...]

Lead paint continues to affect thousands in... THE ISSUE: Lead paint continues to harm children nearly 40 years after it was banned.THE IMPACT: More than 3,500 Massachusetts children ages 5 and younger tested positive for elevated blood-lead levels.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-23-17 Check out Shell-tic Pride 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

Glowing results Saturday night was chilly in North Attleborough, but that didn’t stop almost 200 people from racing down the streets to benefit the Special Olympics.The 3rd Annual Glow in the Park 5K drew about 190 runners and 40 volunteers to the industrial park, all to help the Special Olympics."We were able to raise over $12,000," event organizer Kristine Crosman said. "You always hope for more, but I think that [...]

MetroWest, Milford weather: Goodbye to the dismal As miserable and dismal as Monday's weather was, the weather today and Wednesday will be just what the doctor order: sunny, pleasantly warm and dry.Highs today should reach the mid-70s. Tonight we dip down to the low 50s. Tomorrow is looking like another winner under mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.Thursday and Friday are looking cool and wet again so enjoy these next two days as best you can.Even though it seemed like yesterday's rain was always [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-22-17 Check out Let Freedom Wing 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.

‘Wimpy Kid’ author shares... Since he published his first "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book in print in 2007, Jeff Kinney has been known as the American author and cartoonist who connects with the life experiences of a wide audience.His 11-book series strikes chords with both young children and adults who have shared in the struggles and triumphs of adolescence. In 2009, TIME Magazine named Kinney one of the World’s Most Influential People. [...]

United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton... United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton has announced Laura Loffredo as the new director of resource development. Loffredo started her United Way career in Worcester, and served on the senior management team for the United Way in Rhode Island. She subsequently served as a consultant to a number of organizations in the nonprofit sector, including the United Way of America, several local United Ways and a variety of independent agencies. She has also worked as a fundraiser in the [...]

Veteran's Resource Center opens at McAuliffe... FRAMINGHAM – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Dawn Dellasanta said she was shocked by the lack of knowledge she had about military and veterans benefits - and thought others must be, too.That thought by Dellasanta, borrower services specialist for the Framingham Public Library, led to the opening of the Veteran’s Resource Center at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library on Saturday.“Somebody came in and gave me a book on veteran’s benefits, and I [...]

Big day for Big Mamie: Battleship marks 75th... The 75th anniversary of the Christening of the USS Massachusetts was celebrated on Saturday.

MetroWest, Milford weather: Absolutely... For mid-May, you really can't get better weather than this weekend. Highs today will be in the upper-60s under sunny dry skies with lows dipping into the 40s tonight. Winds will be light out of the northeast. Tomorrow is maybe a degree or two warmer under sunny, dry skies.It gets rainy, wet and cool for Monday but who cares about that. Enjoy your weekend!

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Fentanyl continues to fuel OD deaths in... THE ISSUE: Increasingly fueled by the drug fentanyl, the rate of fatal opioid overdoses continues to increase in Massachusetts.THE IMPACT: Statewide, there were 1,933 confirmed opioid-related deaths in 2016, an average of more than five each day.

Student loan interest rates expected to rise THE ISSUE: Interest rates on federal student loans are expected to increase for the first time since 2014.THE IMPACT: The average Massachusetts student, with a $34,000 federal loan, would pay approximately $1,300 in additional interest compared to the current rate.

New local sports podcast to premiere Tommy Cassell, a sports reporter with the MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News, is starting his own podcast.Each week, he is going sit down with one of the major players in high school sports from the region to talk about their interest in sports, their high school and their lives outside of sports. This is a chance to hear from the players you see on the field, as well as the coaches, athletic directors and alumni who got their start on the fields throughout the region. [...]

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