Region Roundup: Invensys’ Future in Foxborough, Norton Man Killed in Crash, Scott Brown Joins Fox News & More

A look at what is happening around the region this past week.

Keeping Invensys in Foxborough May Come Down to Tax Break

Invensys, with roots 104 years old in Foxborough, has expressed “significant”   interest to remain in town but needs a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program approved in order to invest $30 million worth of renovations to existing infrastructure.

Steve Sacco, senior vice president of Invensys, informed selectmen last week the company is approaching the end of two building leases in town and has started looking at its options both in and outside of Foxborough.

Sacco said one of the company’s proposed options – and one that many in Foxborough will be relieved to hear – is to remain in town and invest $30 million into the leased Cocasset Building on Mechanic Street and the Neponset Building on Neponset Avenue.

In order for Invensys to make that kind of investment on its current buildings and remain in Foxborough, Sacco said the town would need to approve the company’s TIF application under the state-run program.

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Driver in Route 123 Accident Pronounced Dead

William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123.

The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane.

The accident caused the road to be closed for an hour and a half. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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Scott Brown Joins Fox News

After deciding not to run for US Senate, Wrentham’s Scott Brown has joined Fox News to provide commentary on several different shows on the network.

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Public Hearing for Dog Attack Set for Feb. 27

The Mansfield Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to have a public hearing and accept a report by animal control concerning a complaint filed about a vicious dog attack.

The public hearing will take place on Feb. 27 as recommended by Town Manager William Ross to leave time to give notice and advertise the hearing.

Filed by the lawyer of Dawn Herbert-Miller, the complaint from Jan. 3 stems from a dog attack on Herber-Miller’s six-year-old son.

The bites from the dog reportedly left the child in such sever damage that he needed over 400 stitches, surgery, and ongoing treatment.

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Sharon Schools Operations Director Attends Shooter Response Training

One of Sharon's own school officials recently attended a two-day training on how to save lives in the event of a school shooting.  The event, hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey last week, involved the presentation of the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) program. Ken Werz, Sharon's school department Director of Operations and a member of Sharon’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, joined more than 100 other police, safety and school officials from across the county, according to a press release Thursday.

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Scholarship Established in Memory of Stoughton High Senior David Wade

The Stoughton School Committee unanimously approved the David James Wade Memorial Scholarship at its meeting Feb. 12.

Wade, a senior at Stoughton High this school year, tragically died following an accidental shooting at his Turnpike Street home Sept. 29, 2012.

The scholarship will give 10 of his former classmates financial assistance in continuing their education beyond high school. Each of the 10 scholarships will be for $560, symbolic of Wade's football jersey number (56) this season at SHS.

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Walpole's Christina Attaway Makes Rev Girls Squad

Christina Attaway, of Walpole, made squad for the Rev Girls, the New England Revolution promotional team.

The final tryout was held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Rí Rá in Providence R.I.

Attaway was one of 20 women - from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut - competing for 10 positions on the squad.

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Canton Residents Mixed on How Town Responded to Blizzard

Canton Patch readers weigh in on Facebook about how the town of Canton did in terms of responding to the blizzard last weekend. While some were gracious at the town’s efforts, others weren’t as satisfied.

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A group of Boston-area restaurants and their owners, Patrick Lyons and Edward Sparks, have come to an agreement to pay $424,000 to 409 employees for Fair Labor Standards Act violations.  Out of the amount, $212,000 will be in back wages and "liquidated damages."  Kings in Dedham is one of the restaurants listed.

According to an investigation that was done by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, employees at Kings were not compensated for all work hours.

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