Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Four people ran toward the fiery plane crash on Sunday to save the survivors.
Craig Schum, a bread baker at Levain Bakery, was driving home from work when he spotted protestors in front of the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott on Sunday evening, and he stopped to learn more about what they were protesting against — noise. That's when a plane crashed a few hundred yards away. Michael Norbeck, a manger at Sound Aircraft Services located at the airport, and 17-year-old Jack Gleeson, who is working as an aircraft refueler there this summer, knew something wasn't right as the Mooney single-engine plane took off from runway 10, headed east. "It was really low for being that far down the runway," said Gleeson, an East Hampton High School senior who has been taking flying lessons since he was 15 and is on his way to …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Norton officials attend hearing held by federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Wednesday night at Taunton High School.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Road use at depot causing issue.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Selectmen schedule meeting 7 p.m. June 20 at Norton Public Library with area town officials to discuss issues.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
According to published reports, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is looking at developing a casino in Taunton. Foxborough, Plainville and East Boston have also been mentioned as possible sites in Eastern Massachusetts.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Undefeated Division Champions lose 26-6.
The Norton Pop Warner Football A Team’s undefeated season came to a close Saturday night, losing to Taunton 26 - 6. The game was first supposed to be played Tuesday, Nov. 8, but due to scheduling conflicts was moved to Sunday, Nov. 13. The day was changed again to last night because of a conflict with MIAA soccer playoffs scheduled for Sunday on the same field. This was also Norton’s first night game, which started about an hour late due to an injury on the field in a previous game. The player took a medflight to the hospital. “I told the boys before, their backs were against the wall. We were supposed to play this game two weeks ago,” said coach Ed Potvin. Bouncing around a team like that for two weeks is very, very had to put together …
Friday, April 1, 2011
City has to be kidding with latest comments about Norton traffic.
Taunton has some complaints about its neighbor to the north. As someone originally from the Silver City, but a resident of Norton since the age of 2, I’d like to say something to the city of my birth: You have GOT to be kidding! City officials are concerned about traffic from new Norton businesses planning to locate in the Norton Commerce Center near the Taunton line. The mayor and some city councilors worry that trucks from a new Waste Management depot on Hill Street and Horizon Beverage taking over the old GM building will damage roads in the Myles Standish Industrial Park. Mayor Crowley questioned Norton-generated traffic causing roads to deteriorate without providing any funding, and Councilor Deborah Carr suggested banning trucks on …
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Crane Street property will expand waste water treatment plant for three towns.
Mansfield selectmen put pen to paper at their Dec. 8 regular meeting, signing authorization for a purchase and sale of a 42-acre parcel of land off Crane Street in Norton and Taunton, owned by Norton residents Roy and Tracey Kok. The agreement clears the way for the next steps in what likely will be two more years of planning and negotiations for the expansion of the regional wastewater treatment plant on Hill Street. The property will serve as a recharge area for treated wastewater from the Norton based, Mansfield-operated regional sewer plant, and will allow the eventual expansion of the plant for the benefit of Norton, Mansfield and Foxboro residents and businesses. Several years ago, the State Department of Environmental Engineering …