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Several Candidates Come Forward for Town Office Election
Several people have already begun their road to election day by obtaining nomination papers.

Incumbents Robert Kimball Jr. and Robert Salvo Sr. are looking to be reelected while George Gillis is also vying for a seat. School Committee chairperson Andrew Mackie is seeking reelection while Beth McManus’ seat is being eyed by Valerie Desmond. Ralph Stefanelli and Robert Salvo Sr. are both trying to keep their Housing Authority positions. While three seats are available on the Planning Board, so far only incumbent David Miller has taken out papers. No one has taken nomination papers for the Water/Sewer Commission or Board of Assessors, which both have one seat apiece.

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Mansfield Branch of Sharon Credit Union Robbed Thursday Afternoon
Two men, one of them using a semi-automatic handgun, were able to escape Sharon Credit Union with an undisclosed amount of money after holding up the bank a little before 1:30 pm.
Walking into the bank wearing black hoodies, sunglasses, hats, and clothing to conceal the bottom their faces, the two men took over the bank and demanded money while showing the gun to the tellers.

The Volvo used as a getaway car was found abandoned on South Walnut Street. The two men are described as 6'0" and 5'10"  and both heavy set.

Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery is asked to call Mansfield police at 508-261-7300.

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Attleboro RMV Starts Learner’s Permit Tests

The Attleboro RMV branch, which has been open since 2009 offering “express” services is now offering learner’s permit tests. RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian came to Attleboro to make the announcement. She said by offering the tests in Attleboro, it will reduce the lines at branches in nearby areas.

"That sigh of relief you're hearing is out there in Taunton, Brockton and Milford, particularly Milford, which gets absolutely slammed during permit tests," Kaprielian said.

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