Sunday, January 13, 2013
This was 43-year-old Thomas J. Eaton's third DUI arrest.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, January 13
A South Attleboro man was arrested Saturday night on Route 3 in Richmond, R.I. after driving with a reported blood-alcohol level that is more than four times higher than the legal limit. This was the third DUI arrest for 43-year-old Thomas J. Eaton. An off-duty Connecticut state trooper contacted the Rhode Island State Police about Eaton's suspicious driving at 6:10 p.m., according to a press release from Rhode Island police. Troopers located and stopped the vehicle. Eaton's blood-alcohol level measured at .362 percent on the first test and .356 percent on the second one, according to the release. The legal limit in Rhode Island is .08 percent. Eaton was arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving on a suspended license. Rhode Island police …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Kia dealership is expected to bring 30 to 40 "good-paying jobs" to Attleboro.
Attleboro City Councilors announced their preliminary support on Tuesday to change the zoning of a South Attleboro property so a Kia auto dealership could be built there. A City Council committee voted 3-0 to approve the request by local businessman John Martins for a residential-to-commercial zoning change of a vacant 3.25-acre site on Newport Avenue between Horton and Irving avenues. The full council will vote on the adjustment next week. Several councilors, including those not on the committee, spoke in favor of the adjustment. Councilor Richard Conti said it made sense because surrounding properties are commercial. "From that point north to the junction of [Routes] 1A and 1, it's all business ... it is a continuous use of the same type…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Local leaders come out for the party.
Local political and business leaders were in South Attleboro Friday afternoon for the grand opening of Firestone Complete Auto Care at 46 Washington Street. The store actually opened in February, but management decided to wait for the warm weather to have a celebration. Festivities continue this weekend. Go here for more information.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Norwood stays alive in sectionals but the road will be tough after 14-12 loss.
Post 70's baseball luck hit a major snag last night, as the team’s valiant comeback fell short to South Attleboro, by a score of 14-12 at the Balch field, in the second round of the round robin sectionals tournament. The five errors and ten walks allowed by the usually sure-handed Norwood infield and pitching staff, coupled with a six run eighth inning for South Attleboro, is what led to the demise of Post 70 last night. “When you play a good team you can’t give them extra runs and base runners," said manager Paul Samargedlis. With Norwood clinging on and only trailing by two runs in the bottom of the fifth, Jordan Davis knocked in a pivotal run with a two-out single to left, to make it a 6-5 game. It appeared as if Post 70 would be able …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sakura, a Japanese and Chinese food restaurant will also feature hibachi chefs and a sushi bar at its South Attleboro location.
The newly opened Sakura is hoping to bring a variety of tastes and experiences to the South Attleboro area with its varied menu and hibachi chefs. “This restaurant has more combinations and more variety than other restaurants,” Manager Jaimie Thang said. The restaurant will offer both Japanese and Chinese cuisine, as well as a sushi bar. Its specialty may be its hibachi chefs, where the patrons are seated around the grill and are able to watch the chef cook their meal right in front of their eyes. The hibachi chefs go out of there way to entertain while preparing the meal. They’re able to showcase their skills by sending their spatulas and tongs flipping through the air in a culinary juggling act. They add pyrotechnics to the act by …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Gerry Vachon, owner of an empty lot in South Attleboro, has made some noticeable changes.
Residents in South Attleboro were not happy with an empty lot that became a landing place for litter and demanded something be done. So the lot's owner, Gerry Vachon, owner of Lance Buick, did something. He hired a company to clear the brush and trees in the lot and clean up the space, which was covered in plastic bags, fast-food chain cups and empty quarts of oil. Vachon, who said he pays the city $60,000 in taxes for the five-acre property that borders Newport Avenue, Angeline Street and Washington Street, originally welcomed the community, a church group or a local Scout troop to clean the empty lot. Vachon said he believed it was not his responsibility to clean the lot riddled with stuff thrown by people walking or driving past the …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Remember to set aside some time to remember the men and women defending our freedom.
In a couple of weeks, most of us will gather with our families and give thanks for another year of good fortune, with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce as the focal point of the celebration. I see nothing wrong with starting the contemplation of all our blessings a couple of weeks early today, Veterans Day. Without the thousands of men and women who risk their lives every day to protect the lifestyles we all hold dear, not having room for a second helping of pumpkin pie would be the least of our worries. So, while many of us enjoy a day off from work, remember to take some time to reflect on the contributions these volunteers have made, even if you don't know anyone who's serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere across the world. They …