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Fontaine, Baldelli-Hunt trade barbs over city’s economic misfortunes

September 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It didn’t take long for sparks to start flying as the mayoral candidates squared off in their first debate-style forum at Chan’s last night.

Mayor Leo T. Fontaine took his best shots against his rival, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), over the controversial issue of a $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, while Baldelli-Hunt scored Fontaine for the collapse of the Diamond Hill Road retail strip and allowing the city to become pockmarked by blighted properties.

Landmark deal wins HSC nod

September 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Health’s full Health Services Council on Tuesday gave an overwhelmingly vote of support to the proposed acquisition of Woonsocket’s Landmark Medical Center by Prime Healthcare of California.

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