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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.

November 4th

Uxbridge home destroyed by fire

November 4, 2013

UXBRIDGE — Firefighters from seven towns battled a fast-moving blaze Monday that gutted a single-family home on Johnson Street and left two people homeless.
The fire broke out around 1:50 p.m. at 86 Johnson Road, a two-story residential dwelling owned and occupied by Dea Useinoski and her boyfriend, Michael. The couple had lived in the home for the past five years.
The fire quickly spread and destroyed the home, which was unoccupied at the time, before it was brought under control shortly before 3 p.m. No injuries have been reported.

Polling locations, time for Tuesday's elections in Woonsocket

November 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city will open 11 polling places in citywide elections for mayor and City Council tomorrow, according to Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers.

November 3rd

Voters to get their say at the ballot box tomorrow

November 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – You’ve heard the rhetoric, you’ve listened to the ads, you’ve seen the signs. Now it’s almost time to choose the candidates who will serve as mayor and members of the City Council for the next three years.

After one of the most spirited contests in years, voters will choose between incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt when the polls open tomorrow at 8 a.m. City elections are non-partisan, but for what it’s worth, Fontaine is a Republican who is seeking his third term. Baldelli-Hunt is a Democrat who has served in the House since 2006.

Baldelli-Hunt: Let's do better

November 3, 2013

Woonsocket, mayoral candidate Lisa Baldelli-Hunt says, has a branding problem.

Campaigning door-to-door across the city, rather than just in the 49th state representative district she has served at the Statehouse for the last several years, has made her think of parts of the community that outsiders don’t always see.

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