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Power restored to 60 city street lights

February 27, 2014

Nancy Landini, her daughter, Shannon Leclerc and her husband Gil Leclerc, of 205 Marshall Road, pose with Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt as street lights in their neighborhood off Elder Ballou Meeting House Road were turned on by National Grid Wednesday night. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)

WOONSOCKET – It wasn’t Christmas, but it sure felt like a celebration when utility crews started flipping on street lights on Helene Rizoli’s street Wednesday night.

Residents came out of their houses clapping and cheering, and one even hugged Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who was on hand to watch the National Grid bucket trucks do their work.

“It did feel good,” said a smiling Baldelli-Hunt, who had made turning the street lights back on one of her most oft-repeated campaign promises.

For full story, see Friday's print edition of The Call.

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