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Students showcase senior projects at State House Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School seniors Katherine Pensak of Walpole and Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleborough recently exhibited their senior projects at the Library Showcase on Legislative Day at the State House in Boston. One of the highlights of the event was when Pensak and Bettencourt got to present their projects to various state legislators including State Sen. James Timilty of Walpole. [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Yet another cold one Spring is not in the air. Temperatures this morning were in the low teens and will struggle to rise to just above freezing today. A persistent wind is making it feel like the low single digits and that will be the theme for the day: cold and breezy.It won't be as windy as yesterday when wind gusts were past 40 mph and blew down trees, blocking roads in several communities including Framingham, Marlborough, Hudson, Uxbridge and Newton. Here's [...]

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Tri-County announces valedictorian and... Samantha Frey of Medway has been named Tri-County High School valedictorian, and Kathleen Loonie of North Attleborough has been named Salutatorian.Superintendent Stephen F. Dockray made the announcement last week. "Samantha and Kathleen have excelled in their vocational programs and academic classes over the past four years at Tri-County, while still finding time to participate in numerous [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Windy and cold Hold onto your hats and button up that winter coat! Today will be cold and windy. Highs likely won't rise above 30. In fact the temperature will fall into the 20s through the day with a very brisk 20 mph wind making it feel much colder. The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the region until 8 p.m. because winds may gust to 43 mph causing some minor power failures due to falling trees or branches.Tonight we get very cold. Some places will see the temperature [...]

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Support group meetings ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital, 211 Park St., will offer support groups on a variety of topics throughout the year. The groups are free. The following events are scheduled for April:Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 5 in conference rooms A, B and C. For more information, call the oncology department at 508-236-7010.Ostomy Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 5. For more information, call the oncology department at 508-236-7166.Pregnancy and Infant Loss [...]

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Hospital to hold weight loss info session ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Weight Management Program will host a free information session on surgical weight loss options at 6 p.m. April 5 in Conference Room H, 211 Park St.Sturdy Memorial Hospital has developed a comprehensive Wellness Weight Management Program specializing in individualized, medically supervised programs for diet, exercise and medically appropriate nonsurgical interventions. For patients who may be appropriate for surgical options, [...]

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Candidates make their cases North Attleborough’s financial future was one of the central issues facing candidates Monday night, as the challengers for the Board of Selectmen and School Committee squared off in a debate that was televised live on North TV.The town-wide election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4.Most candidates agreed that a Proposition 2 ½ tax increase might be needed in light of Town Administrator Michael [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: More melting We get one more day of melting before we go back in the freezer. Highs today will rise past 50 degrees under partly sunny skies so it will feel like spring. All the snow will still give us a very winter-like landscape.Tonight it cools below freezing and the winds pick up, setting the stage for a very cold and windy day tomorrow. Highs will only be in the 20s and the wind chill will be in the single digits.It stays cold for Thursday too but there's a warmup coming for [...]

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Municipalities want new, clear path to outlaw... Westborough voters this month voted overwhelmingly to bar retail marijuana shops from their town, and other towns are looking into forbidding establishments or temporarily prohibiting them. The attorney general's office is currently reviewing bylaws submitted by Millbury and Ashland, she said.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Meet Fast Eddie NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Meet the North Attleboro Animal Shelter's pet of the week, Fast Eddie"Dear forever family, I am writing to you to ask that if you are reading this you stop by the shelter to meet me. I am a beautiful, sweet and loving boy looking for a nice quiet home with humans to call my own. I love to play with toys and lay by the windowsill, and I love cuddling with other gentle cats. I am looking for an adult home with someone who will take the time to get to know the [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Spring begins! Really? Today is the first day of spring! Really! Really?Take a look at the snow cover map from the National Weather Service and you'll see a blanket of white from Pennsylvania to northern Maine. So, it doesn't quite look like spring there.It will feel spring-like this afternoon and tomorrow with highs reaching near 50 but then we go back into the freezer - again! - later this week with near record cold predicted. And maybe another snowstorm on Sunday? Stay tuned.So [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Update - Storm... [UPDATE, 2:20 p.m. : Here's a quick update to our earlier forecast. The forecast is trending south which means the bulk of the snow should miss the region. You should still expect a few snow showers tomorrow morning and a cold wind.]It's a chilly start to your weekend with temperatures only in the mid-teens. It will warm up under skies that eventually turn cloudy. We will make it to the upper-30s despite those clouds but otherwise a pretty tranquil day for the first half at least. [...]

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MAP: Where to find St. Patrick's Day parades,... With St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, parade committees, cultural centers and libraries across the state are ready to show their Irish heritage.Irish or not, find your green clothing, your Celtic crosses and shamrock earrings and be prepared to join the fun.We looked around Eastern Massachusetts and created a map of some of the family-friendly activities scheduled for the next few days. [...]

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Town to offer discounted rain barrels North Attleborough is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company of Hyde Park to offer rain barrels to residents as part of a community-wide program."We are bringing Rain Barrels to North Attleborough to help homeowners manage their rising water costs, save their vegetation from drought conditions and help our community protect their aquifers," Laura Munson of the Solid Waste Department said. "Rain barrels are an effective way [...]

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6 facts about St. Patrick's Day…and... Here are a few St. Patrick's Day facts to consume along with all that corned beef and cabbage Friday.

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Weekend snow possible Today will be cloudy and cool in the region with highs reaching the mid to upper-30s. The winds have eased so it might actually feel mild compared to the rest of this week.It gets chilly again tonight with lows in the teens. Then all attention is directed at a clipper storm system diving toward New England from the Great Lakes later on Saturday. Some computer models by the National Weather Service show the storm redeveloping off the coast. Other models show little, if any snow [...]

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MetroWest, Milford weather: Another cold one It's another cold start to your day. Temperatures this morning were in the upper teens to near 20 with wind chills in the single digits. It will warm up today but only to about 30 degrees and the wind will keep things extra brisk.It's cold again tonight with lows in the teens and Friday sees more below normal temperatures in the low 30s.For the weekend - see that snow map - there's a good chance some part of the state will see plowable snow. The greatest chance for 4 [...]

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Attleboro Senior Center announces events ATTLEBORO — The following events will take place at the Attleboro Senior Center, 25 S. Main St. For information or to register for events: 774-203-1906.Aarp Tax Assistance: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.Walking: 1 p.m. Mondays (brisk walk), or 1 p.m. Thursdays (leisurely walk).Senator James Timilty Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. April 3.Gatra/Charlie Card Photo IDs, Dial-A-Ride And MBTA Charlie Cards: 9 to 9:30 a.m. April 5. Passes can be used on Boston subways [...]

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Attleboro resident appointed Old Colony Habitat... ATTLEBORO — Old Colony Habitat for Humanity recently announced that Attleboro resident Kenneth J. Owens has been appointed executive director for the organization, replacing Manny Cunard who resigned for personal reasons after making significant contributions to the affiliate. Owens’ appointment is effective immediately.Priorities for Owens in his new role will be advancing the affiliate’s mission to provide decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in [...]

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