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Week in Review: Remembering Newtown Victims, Dirty Water, Fight with Cops and More

A recap of this week's headlines from Dec. 15-21.

Miss anything in Foxborough this week? Here's your chance to sit back and catch up on some Patch. Below is a recap of this week’s biggest headlines on Foxborough Patch:

VIDEO: Krafts to Donate $25K to Newtown; Patriots Remember Victims

Patriots President Jonathan Kraft told media Sunday The Kraft Group and his family will be donating $25,000 to those affected by the Newtown tragedy. On Sunday, the Patriots honored the 26 victims of the school shooting with a special moment of silence prior to its game with the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium.

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Foxborough DPW Director: Brown Water is Expensive Problem; ‘Will Take Years to Fix’

Foxborough DPW Director Roger Hill says the town's brown water is aesthetically displeasing but otherwise safe; calls the issue an expensive problem that will take years to fix.

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Police: Man Arrested After Allegedly Kicking Cop in Head During Fight at Gillette Stadium

A Goffstown, N.H. man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the head during a fight at Gillette Stadium, according to Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary.

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St. Mary's Deacon Rev. Paul Kline said Foxborough hears Newtown's crying 152 miles away and feels their grief. On Thursday, hundreds in the community gathered to remember the victims of last week's shooting and pray for everyone affected by the tragedy.

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Foxborough Fire Department Rings Engine Bell 26 Times for Newtown Victims

The Foxborough Fire Department observed a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday in memory of the 26 victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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Potential Sheehan Victim Courageously Comes Forward; Asks Town for Thorough Investigation

Another potential sexual abuse victim of William E. Sheehan came forward as Dave Lutkus spoke at Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting to thank the town for vowing to find the truth in the investigation against the former Foxborough youth leader and teacher.

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Spinelli: Tragedies Like the Shooting in Newtown ‘Frighten Us the Most’

Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli told the school committee that everything “ran smoothly” Monday as children and staff were back in schools following last

“We want you to know everything went smoothly at our schools [Monday],” Spinelli said. “We are taking our cues from children in terms of answering their questions or discussing the recent events. … Students were engaging in their normal learning activities and happy to be at school. … Staff reassured students that school is a safe place and that they were there to listen to them. A few extra hugs didn’t hurt either.”

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Foxborough Education Leaders React to Newtown School Shooting Tragedy

Foxborough Public Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli and Foxborough Regional Charter School Executive Director Dr. Mark F. Logan each issued letters to parents following the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that took the lives of 20 children and six adults.

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Reestablished Wellness Program Flourishing at Foxborough High School

Foxborough High School's wellness department has developed a skills-based course curriculum to focus on "real world" applications and topics pertinent to teenage students.

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Pats Fan Falls from Stands at Gillette Sunday

According to the Associated Press via NFL.com, a New England Patriots fan fell out of the stands during Sunday night's game at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots spokesman Stacey James told the Associated Press the fan, a male, fell from the stands into the tunnel where the visiting team leaves the field and was alert and awake when he was transported from the stadium to an area hospital.

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Selectmen Set March 4 Special Town Meeting for Water and Sewer Vote

Foxborough will hold its second Special Town Meeting in three months on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Foxborough High School to decide whether it will join a proposed Regional Sewer District with Mansfield and Norton.

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Police Report 62 Custodies at Sunday’s Patriots-49ers Game at Gillette Stadium

The following is a summary of police activity and incidents reported from Sunday’s NFL regular season game between the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium, as reported in Foxborough's police logs.

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What Foxborough Business Were You Sad to See Close in 2012?

In today’s economy, businesses come and go in Foxborough all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.

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Here's a roundup of Foxborough news and information gathered from Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

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PHOTOS: FRCS First Graders Send Holiday Mail to Military Heroes

Foxborough Regional Charter School first graders recently participated in the American Red Cross program “Holiday Mail for Heroes.”

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Real Estate: 15 Properties Valued Over $1 Million in Foxborough

According to AOL Real Estate, there are currently 15 properties in Foxborough with an estimated value over $1 million. Find out where they are here!

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Bon Jovi Returning to Gillette Stadium in Summer 2013

Bon Jovi will be returning to Foxborough on July 20, 2013 to perform at Gillette Stadium as part of his new tour, "BON JOVI Because We Can - The Tour."

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