Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The community gathered at the Common Monday to solemnly remember the country's honored dead, who gave their last full measure of devotion for each of us.
As Father Steve Madden reminded those gathered around Foxborough Common Monday morning, it’s easy to forget. “We can forget to remember that more than 40 million Americans who have served their nation and more than 1 million of them have died,” Madden said. “We can forget to remember those who stood on Concord Bridge. “We can forget to remember the terror of trenches and deadly gases that called the world to a war the first time. We can forget to remember the strife of a Civil War in the quest of a nation to redefine freedom for all. “We can forget to remember the sacrifice of those who took arms to hold the line conflict after conflict.” But on Memorial Day, the town remembered solemnly – and some more vividly - those who have paid the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hundreds of supporters rallied at the State House earlier this month to lift the charter school cap.
BOSTON - More than 700 charter public school parents, students and supporters, including Foxborough, recently rallied at the State House to encourage their legislators to support a bill that would eliminate enrollment caps on charter schools in the state’s lowest performing districts and create room for more charters across Massachusetts. Wearing “Lift the Cap” t-shirts and sporting “I Love Charter Public Schools” buttons, charter supporters met with their legislators in small and large groups to show support for their individual schools and ask that more charters be allowed to open in their communities. Supporters came from the arm of the Cape to Western Massachusetts. About 130 students from the Foxborough Regional Charter School …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary said the town processed 249 gun license applications in 2012 and has seen 80 new applications since Jan. 1.
Editor’s note: This is Part II of an ongoing series that examines the issue of gun violence in Massachusetts and the United States and how it relates to Representative David Linsky’s proposed bill to further regulate firearm licensing, sale and possession. Foxborough, as well as Massachusetts, has seen a “rapid escalation” in gun licenses and applications since 2010, according to Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. The correlation? Mass shootings. Since 2010, there have been eight mass shootings in the United States, including most recently, the horrific event in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012. “I think everybody sees how scared, nervous and anxious people are as a result of several shootings that have occurred across the country,” O’…
Friday, February 15, 2013
With over 1,000 employees in town, Invensys’ impact on regional economy is significant.
As the town begins to weigh the pros and cons of granting Invensys a tax break on $30 million worth of renovations, Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos said it is crucial the community’s largest manufacturing company remains in town. “This is an extraordinary corporate partner we cannot afford to lose, this region cannot afford to lose and the Commonwealth cannot afford to lose,” Paicos said. “One thousand employees with a concentration of several hundred engineers [in Foxborough] is an extraordinary situation in the state of Massachusetts.” State Representative Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield) said keeping Invensys in Foxborough not only benefits the town but its neighbors as well. “Invensys reaches the entire region,” Barrows said. “The spend …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
State Representatives hosted Chinese exchange students at the Massachusetts State House.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Representatives Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield), Elizabeth A. Poirier (R-North Attleboro) and Steven S. Howitt (R- Seekonk) were happy to host several Chinese exchange students last week at the State House that are visiting Wheaton College for the summer. Wheaton College is partnering with Norton High School students to show the Chinese students what life is like in the United States, and specifically in the Commonwealth. The students came to the State House for lunch and a tour then spent the remainder of the day touring the city of Boston. Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus) made a special appearance to talk to the students as he is one of two Asian Representatives elected in 2010 for the first time in Massachusetts history.
Monday, June 4, 2012
State Representative Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield) has announced his plans to run for re-election.
Monday, June 4, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) Surrounded by more than a 100 family, friends and supporters at his home in Mansfield Saturday, State Representative Jay Barrows announced he will run for re-election to a fourth term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in the 1st Bristol District. Barrows represents Foxborough. “It is a privilege to represent and serve the communities of Foxborough, Mansfield, and Norton,” said Barrows. “Together, we’ve been able to accomplish a great deal towards keeping our area a great place to raise families, buy a home and open a business – but there is still more to do. I am running for re-election as State Representative to ensure we continue to have a local voice on Beacon Hill. I would be honored to earn your vote …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Mansfield Holiday Inn hosts kick off breakfast for the Hockomock Area YMCA Annual Reach Out For Youth and Families Campaign Kick-off Breakfast.
The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Annual Reach Out For Youth and Families Campaign Kick-off Breakfast flourished Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield. Over 400 area business and community leaders came to show their appreciation, eat a big buffet breakfast and kicked off the 2012 Campaign. The event featured speakers of every walk of life, from YMCA personnel to contributors and beneficiaries of past programs. “This breakfast was my first introduction [to the YMCA outreach program],” chairman of the Hockomock Area YMCA Board of Directors Greg Spier. “Eighteen years ago… I was dressed in my blue jeans and construction cloths and I was a little overwhelmed. That was when there was about 200 people, and now we’re over 400. It was the first…