Longtime FBI agent honored

Longtime Attleboro resident and former local attorney Francis J. Gillan III retired as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent recently after 21 years of service. Shown in the photo is former Attleboro veterans agent and retired Army Lt. Col. Carl J. Bradshaw, left, presenting Gillan with a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol building in Washington. The flag was given Gillan at the request of Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III during Gillan’s retirement ceremony at the FBI Academy Nov. 21. Gillan’s father, Francis J. Gillan II, was a former president of the city council. Incidentally, Bradshaw is the veterans agent in the Blackstone Valley. “I’m enjoying serving as the Blackstone Valley Veterans Director. With a house, family, and friends in Attleboro, I find myself there quite often,” Bradshaw wrote The Sun Chronicle.

Flu shots still available in city

Flu activity is widespread in many areas, but city health officials say it is not too late to get your annual flu vaccination. Other measures, they add, such as good hand washing, proper cough etiquette and staying home when ill, are also crucial in preventing the flu from spreading. The Attleboro Health Department is offering a flu clinic from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Attleboro City Hall, 77 Park St. It’s for people 6 months and older. Flu vaccine may still be available across the state at other locations, including health care provider offices and pharmacies. A list of flu vaccine availability based on zip code can be found at https://vaccinefinder.org/. Anyone receiving the flu vaccine for the first time will be asked to stay for observation for 10 to 15 minutes. To help clinic staff, wear loose clothing or short sleeves to provide easy access to your upper arm. Questions: Call Attleboro nurse Jacquie O’Brien at 508-223-2222, ext. 3244.

Attleboro parking ban in effect

A reminder: Attleboro has a winter parking ban in effect. No parking is allowed on public roads from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. until March 31.

Prepare for GED, HiSET at BCC

Don’t have a high school diploma or do your skills need upgrading for employment, training or college? Bristol Community College’s Attleboro campus at 11 Field Road offers free preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), days and evenings. Text 508-639-0014 or call 774-357-3769.

Tri-County student restaurant open

Gerry’s Place, the restaurant run by Culinary Arts students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, is open to the public. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The restaurant is closed when school is closed or there is a half-day. Reservations are suggested at 508-528-5400. There is also a pastry case display.

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