Shawn Dooley

Plainville, Massachusetts is a bucolic, picturesque New England small town situated in South Eastern Massachusetts. Located adjacent to the border of Northeast Rhode Island, and neighboring the towns of Wrentham, Foxboro, and North Attleboro, Plainville’s location allows quick access to the Metro West area, and the cities of Providence, Worcester and Boston. Plainville is a tight knit community of about 8,200 residents. Plainville’s total area is 11.6 square miles, of which .5 square miles are water.


Founded in 1905, Plainville is the third youngest town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Before its founding Plainville was once part of Dedham, Wrentham, and then went by the name of Slackville (an ode to prominent landowner Benjamin Slack).

Students in Plainville’s public-school system attend the Anna Ware Jackson school from preschool to third grade and the Beatrice H. Wood School from fourth grade to sixth grade. From seventh grade to eighth grade students attend King Philip Regional Middle School (Norfolk, MA). High school aged students attend King Philip Regional High School (Wrentham, MA) and root for the home team Warriors. The Warriors have been a dominant force in Massachusetts athletics in recent years, winning back-to-back state championships in football in 2016 and 2017 as well as the 2016 state title in softball. King Philip is also widely known for their nationally recognized music program which has won many accolades as of recently, including marching band national championships in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.


Along with Wrentham and Norfolk, Plainville makes of part of the "Tri-Town", as it is colloquially known in the area, which come together as one for middle and high school. 


Landmarks in Plainville include the first operating casino opened in Massachusetts, Plainridge Park Casino, author Jeff Kinney’s book store, An Unlikely Story, and the Angle-Tree Stone, which served as boundary between Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Bay Colony and is featured on the town seal.

Highlights of what Shawn has done for Plainville:

  • $50,000 for King Philip and Plainville school safety improvements

  • $25,000 for the Jackson School playground project

  • $144,000 for the designation as a Green Community

  • $19,920 for Plainville Water Rate Study

  • $7,500 META grant (Municipal Energy Technical Assistance)

  • $40,000 in funds from Patrick Administration recycling expansion, new recycling Carts

  • New signs and a barricade in the middle of Rt. 1 and George St. intersection

  • $500,000 for Mirimichi Bridge repair as part of the Baker-Polito Administration Municipal Small Bridge Program

  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants from Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection

  • $50,000 for the creation of a King Philip Regional Animal Shelter

  • $50,000 for stormwater permitting requirements

  • $30,000 for IT improvements

  • $25,000 for the purchase of extrication tools for the Plainville Fire Department

Town Hall:                                          508-695-3010                      

142 South St.

Plainville, MA 02762

Veteran's Service Officer:              508-699-0120

Rebecca Jennings

P.O. Box 1717

142 South Street

Plainville, MA 02762

Plainville Fire Department:           508-695-5252

157 South Street

P.O. Box 1777

Plainville, MA 02762

Plainville Police Department:       508-809-5555

157 South Street

Plainville, MA 02762