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November 12th

Judge could set Landmark merger closing date today

November 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Landmark Medical Center’s proposed acquisition by Prime Healthcare Services of California will come before Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein this afternoon for a possible ruling on a closing date for the transaction.

Landmark spokesman William Fischer said on Tuesday that Jonathan Savage, the state-appointed special master supervising Landmark’s fiscal operations, had earlier filed a petition recommending the acquisition by Prime and seeking a closing date for the transaction.

Valley crews prepared for rough winter

November 12, 2013

The first snow of the season to stick, even though lightly, was a reminder on Tuesday that area public works departments will soon be spending money on keeping roads safe through another winter season.
Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee said public works employees in his community knew a light snowfall might arrive with the quick change to cold weather following the weekend but did not have to go out sanding just yet.

“But it is a wakeup call,” McKee said while noting the early snow squalls did call attention to work already being completed to ready the town’s fleet of 17-18 plows and sanders.

November 9th

His ‘Work’ done, Bacon steps down from museum post

November 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Take a tour of the Museum of Work & Culture, and you will learn a lot about the city and the people who came to work in its textile mills and manufacturing plants.

And a good deal of what you will see is the result of a love of local history Raymond H. Bacon maintained through his 30 years of teaching at Woonsocket High School and his now 16 years of service as co-manager of the museum he helped to create at Market Square.

November 8th

A weekend to remember the Valley's vets

November 8, 2013

Veterans’ Day events throughout the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Cumberland and Lincoln, begin this weekend before the holiday and continue through Monday.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.

November 7th

"Ghost Army" storms the Stadium

November 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Richard D. Fazzio, 88, knows plenty about Woonsocket’s role in World War II after participating in the first wave landings on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

But Fazzio was interested in learning more about Woonsocket’s role in the military deceptions the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops orchestrated during the fighting in Europe and went to the Stadium Theatre Thursday evening for the Rhode Island premiere of Rick Beyer’s documentary film “The Ghost Army.”

Baldelli-Hunt picks Lepine to head up transition; calls for sit-down with budget panel

November 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Shifting gears from campaigning to governing, mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt named the head of her transition efforts and called for a meeting with the Budget Commission within 10 days.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, Baldelli-Hunt said she wants the state-appointed commission to brief her on the condition of the city’s finances.
“Now that the campaign is over, it’s time to start doing the important work of preparing to take office in December,” said Baldelli-Hunt.

November 6th

Who will fill new mayor’s rep seat?

November 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Voters may be suffering from battle fatigue after enduring a long and grueling mayoral contest, but it’s too soon to climb out of the foxhole just yet.

There’s going to be more political flak flying around the race for the soon-to-be vacant House seat of the mayor-elect, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49). Her resounding victory over two-term incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine Tuesday means she must resign from the House so the secretary of state can schedule a special election to identify her successor.

It's Baldelli-Hunt in a mayoral landslide

November 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) swept to victory in the mayor’s race last night before a raucous and cheering crowd of supporters who seemed to relish the moment as much as she did.
The House lawmaker, who is midway through her fourth term, trounced incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 2-1. The Board of Canvassers had the tally at 4,372-2,182.

November 5th

BREAKING: Baldelli-Hunt wins Woonsocket mayor's race

November 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- The polls are closed and the votes are in: R.I. state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt beat out incumbent Mayor Leo Fontaine to become the next mayor. For details on the mayor's race and results on the City Council race, read Wednesday's Call.

Polls open until 8 tonight

November 5, 2013

Woonsocket residents have until 8 tonight to vote in the city's final off-year mayoral election.
The contested races, with state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt challenging incumbent Mayor Leo Fontaine and 14 candidates competing for seven City Council seats, are drawing moderate turnout on a clear but unseasonably cold day.
By 3 p.m., the city Board of Canvassers reported 3,865 votes had been cast, representing about 15 percent of the city's electorate.

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