Region Roundup: OUI Arrests, Norton Worst College Town, Sharon Wins Super Bowl [And More]

A look at what is happening around the region.

State Police Make Several OUI Arrests Over Holiday Weekend

Massachusetts State Police Troopers made 20 OUI arrests and issued almost 350 citations on area roadways this holiday weekend - the result of increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 and a sobriety checkpoint in Canton, according to a press release from the MSP.

The State Police deployed increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts, the evenings of Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 as "part of the department’s ongoing efforts to curb impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving on those roads," the MSP stated in a press release.

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Local 7-Year-Old Spurring Effort to Help a Stoughton Grandmother and Young Grandson

“Think Globally, Act Locally.”

We’ve all heard this statement and probably even said it ourselves, but have you ever stopped to think about just exactly what it means? It’s saying that in order to change the world you have to start somewhere . . . and that somewhere may as well be your own backyard. Because of the big heart of my 7-year-old daughter Georgia, I learned this lesson firsthand.

Jean Fox is a friend of a friend and lives in Stoughton. When her grandson Nathan was born almost three years ago to a heroin-addicted mother, Jean knew what she had to do. She immediately filed for emergency guardianship to keep Nathan out of the Foster Care system and since that day has given everything to this little boy.

Once an extremely sick baby (addicted to opiates at birth), he is now a sweet and happy child who loves “his Nanny” more than anything else in the world.  Although he still has a host of medical issues as a result of his delicate first year of life, he is living proof that love does, indeed, conquer all.

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Norton Named One of the Worst College Towns

Norton is one of the worst college towns in America, according to The Princeton Review.

The college preparation site compiled thousands of student opinions to create a list of the worst college towns. Norton, home to Wheaton College, was #8 on the list. Several liberal arts schools in out-of-the-way towns were included, along with the occasional city.

Wheaton College, though historic, is one of those liberal arts colleges. The vast majority of students live on campus and stick around for Friday and Saturday, but the school’s restrictive drug and alcohol policies drive of-age students to party off campus. One popular hangout is Sportsway Cafe, which has recently been the subject of accusations from Wheaton students.

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Sharon Football Wins Div. 3 Super Bowl

From worst to first, the Sharon High football team completed its historic 2012 ride by beating Wayland, 12-3, in the Eastern Mass. Division 3 Super Bowl at Bentley Univeristy Saturday.

A strong defensive effort led by an interception from Brad Schiff, and two touchdowns on offense by Sean Asnes, led the Eagles to their first title.

On the opening kickoff of the second half, Asnes flew by the Wayland kickoff team for an 82-yard touchdown and a 12-0 lead at 9:40 mark of the third quarter. Schiff's interception in the final minutes cemented the Sharon win.

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