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FALL 2014

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' 'W e are a municipality with a dual identity, and we wear both names proudly." That's how Jack Authelet, Foxborough's (or Foxboro) town historian, describes his city. Most of the town's established institutions stick with the more traditional "ough" ending to the name, but various busi- nesses, the U.S. Postal Service, and probably many residents, prefer the shortened form, Foxboro. There's another "contradiction," too. In the fall, on most Sundays, the everyday population of about 6,000 swells to more than 70,000. That's when the New England Patriots move into Gillette Stadium. Residents aren't complaining, though. The Patriots' home feld, which opened in 2002, has been a welcome contributor to the city's economy. One example: At a typical game, fans consume, among other foods, a ton of Italian sausage and 186 gallons of clam chowder. More important to soccer afciona- dos, Gillette is also home to the New England Revolution, although game attendance isn't quite as big—yet. To make it easy for fans to view replays in either sport, the feld is equipped with the largest HDTV screen in an outdoor NFL stadium. The venue also hosts international soccer matches, NCAA lacrosse champion- ships, high school football super bowls and numerous concert tours and special events. One good thing led to another when a smart developer added the nearby Patriot Place shopping plaza. Now it's a year-round destination for area residents complete with shops, res- taurants, supermarkets, movie theater and afterhours entertainment venues. Even more conveniently located next to the stadium is the Brigham The Gem of Norfolk County Foxborough, Mass. Live and Practice Soccer cities Is it Foxborough or Foxboro? "We wear both names proudly," says Jack Authelet, the town's historian. Fulton Pond in Mansfeld, Mass., offers a place to relax and wat ch the gulls 4 miles southeast of Foxborough. Photo by Lou Andrews Continued

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