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November 5th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) swept to victory in the mayorâ€™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.
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.
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.
UXBRIDGE â€” 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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ 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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Youâ€™ve heard the rhetoric, youâ€™ve listened to the ads, youâ€™ve seen the signs. Now itâ€™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 itâ€™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.
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 donâ€™t always see.
WOONSOCKET â€” When he was a student at Woonsocket High School, long before anybody ever dreamed of school uniforms, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine had his own dress code.
Fellow classmates recall he routinely wore a tie during his high school days. By then, the youngest of seven siblings in a musically-inclined family had already been the church organist at Sacred Heart Parish for several years, a role heâ€™s never given up. At 44, he still blushes when he hears a certain kind of joke.
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