Sunday, January 6, 2013
A number of communities around the Commonwealth have deep-sixed some interesting items and activities over the past year. Should Foxborough join the banning bandwagon?
Sunday, January 6
Concord’s so-called bottle ban became a bylaw earlier this week, Brookline recently banned plastic bags and Styrofoam cups, and Arlington’s Town Meeting this fall upheld a seasonal leaf blower ban. Meanwhile, home-cooked foods have been forced out of many schools, an ostensible attempt to protect against allergies and childhood obesity. This past August, Foxborough established a residential parking ban during Gillette Stadium events that prohibits residents from parking vehicles on their property for a fee. While the ban has reportedly angered many residents in town, it has not been much of an issue throughout the 2012 Patriots season, according to Foxborough Police Chief Edward O'Leary. TELL US: Is there another activity or item you would…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A casino controversy, another mass power outage and a shocking sexual abuse scandal made this year's top stories.
As we ready ourselves for a new year in Foxborough, we look back at 2012 and highlight the top 10 stories in town over the past 12 months. The year was certainly a busy one. It included contentious talks of a casino in town, a shocking sexual abuse scandal involving a former town educator, a hurricane and much more. And while we understand there are many more important news stories that hit Foxborough this year, we're bringing you the headlines that had the most readership. Tell us in the comments section below what you think the year's biggest Foxborough news story was. Here is Foxborough Patch's top 10 most read stories of 2012: 10. Over 100 People Arrested at Country Fest Foxborough police reported over 500 incidents and 100 arrests at…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Expect rain, mainly before noon; Foxborough Police Chief Edward O'Leary provides an update on the town's parking ban; Meditech coming to town and more.
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- Jeremie Smith
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! 1. A Rainy Wednesday Expected in Foxborough Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for rain, mainly before noon. High near 66. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind 5 to 7 mph. 2. Foxborough Police Issue No Citations During Sunday’s Parking Ban Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A recap of this week's headlines from Aug. 19-24.
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: Over 1,000 Lose Power in Foxborough Friday Morning Over 1,000 National Grid customers in Foxborough woke up to no power Friday morning after arcing wires caused a “circuit to pop” on Main Street, according to Foxborough Fire Chief Roger Hatfield. “National Grid was on scene and it sounds like [the arcing wires] popped the circuit,” Hatfield said. The power outage took place at 6:29 a.m., according to National Grid’s website and affected 1,021 customers in the area of Main Street. Estimated restoration, according to National Grid was 8:45 a.m., but Hatfield informed …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A recap of this week's headlines from Aug. 13-17.
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: AG Coakley Approves Foxborough’s Parking Ban During Stadium Events The town of Foxborough is one step closer to enforcing a parking ban in residential areas during Gillette Stadium events as part of a parking bylaw that passed Town Meeting in May. The town received the necessary approval from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office last week to move forward with its parking bylaw during Gillette Stadium events that exceed crowds of 15,000. Read more by clicking here. *** Foxborough Man Arraigned in Boston on Sex for a Fee Charge A Foxborough man was one of five men …