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LEO LOOKS BACK: Departing after 20 years in city government, city’s outgoing mayor says he has no regrets

November 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Maybe it was before the rollbacks in state aid, before the Great Recession, or before the overstretched bubble of real estate values across the U.S. finally popped.

Maybe there was an era when being the mayor of the seventh largest city in the state of Rhode Island was a fun job to have, but it did not belong to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.

“I think at some time when there was a lot of money floating around, being mayor might have been a fun job,” says Fontaine. “I can’t say it was ever anything other than a lot of hard work.”

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