Region Roundup: OA Hockey Ends Season, Local Resident Releases Album, Man Shot [And More..}
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Franklin's fast start was the downfall for the Oliver Ames' boys' ice hockey team in its 3-1 loss to the Panthers in the Division 2 South finals at Gallo Arena in Bourne Tuesday night.
“We went all the way and gave everything we had,” said OA head coach Jim Sullivan. “They seemed to do their best and that’s all you can ask. It’s the furthest we’ve made it in years.
"It seems every year we’ve gone one more step. We’ll see what happens next year.”
Stoughton's own singer-songwriter, nationally-acclaimed Lori McKenna, is releasing her six full-length album, "Massachusetts," officially on April 23.
It will kick off with two pre-release shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, on April 4th and 5th.
McKenna received national recognition when she penned "Fireflies" and a couple of other songs for Faith Hill a few years back, and was also featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her career has taken off since, but she still lives in Stoughton, raising her children.
There's a special track on the this new CD for her hometown called "Love Can Put It Back Together," which was written with Stoughton native Mike Viola about the “the aging and currently vacant Stoughton Theatre.”
Canton police are searching for an individual suspected of shooting a man in Canton early Friday morning, according to reports.
A Chapman Street resident was shot in the neck around 2 a.m. Friday after he opened his front door and someone started shooting, according to a WHDH report.
The victim was allegedly shot in the neck but was flown to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to the report.
After an extensive qualification and testing process, a new Chief of Police has been selected for the Town of Mansfield.
Sergeant Ronald Sellon, who is currently in charge of the detective division of hte Town of Mansfield's Police Department will replace Chief Arthur O’Neill, who will be retiring effective March 31, 2013 while Sellon will take over the position April 1.
William Ross, Town Manager of the Town of Mansfield was the Appointing Authority for the position. The process of hiring the new chief included a full day of assessment center activities that were undertaken by Mark Morse and Associates, under contract with the Town of Mansfield, and through the auspices of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division.