Leo Fontaine http://ripr.org en Baldelli-Hunt To Be Inaugurated As New Mayor Of Woonsocket http://ripr.org/post/baldelli-hunt-be-inaugurated-new-mayor-woonsocket <p>The new mayor of Woonsocket, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, is slated to be inaugurated this evening Tuesday.&nbsp; Baldelli-Hunt is taking on the job after winning four terms as a state representative.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>House Speaker Gordon Fox plans to swear in Baldelli-Hunt during a 7 pm ceremony at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket.&nbsp; Her uncle, Charles Baldelli, a former mayor in the city, will emcee the event.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:39:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 25684 at http://ripr.org Baldelli-Hunt To Be Inaugurated As New Mayor Of Woonsocket Woonsocket Residents Vote For Change http://ripr.org/post/woonsocket-residents-vote-change <p>In Woonsocket, voters have chosen a new mayor.</p><p>They voted by a more than 2-1 margin to elect&nbsp; State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, ousting incumbent mayor Leo Fontaine.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Baldelli-Hunt will take the reins of a city that severely raised property taxes to avoid bankruptcy.&nbsp; Like many residents, voter Farid Latash said the city's financial problems are frustrating.</p><p>"Big problem with the taxes.&nbsp; Nobody working.&nbsp; Nobody got no money.&nbsp; They keep raising taxes, raising everything.&nbsp; That's about it," said Latash.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:59:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & John Bender 24378 at http://ripr.org Woonsocket Residents Vote For Change Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/election-day-woonsocket-and-central-falls <p>Woonsocket election officials are expecting about a third of eligible voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s mayoral election. State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt faces current Mayor Leo Fontaine in the municipal election, which also features races for city council.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:28:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 24343 at http://ripr.org Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls Woonsocket And Central Falls Hold Local Elections http://ripr.org/post/woonsocket-and-central-falls-hold-local-elections <p>Tuesday’s Election Day in Woonsocket and Central Falls where a number of municipal offices are up for grabs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The most hotly contested race is in Woonsocket where Mayor Leo Fontaine is fending off a challenge from State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.&nbsp; She got three times as many votes as he did in the October 8<sup>th</sup> primary, turning the Mayor into an underdog.&nbsp; The two have debated five times in recent weeks.</p><p>In addition to the mayoral race, Woonsocket voters will choose seven city councilors from 14 candidates.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:17:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 24327 at http://ripr.org Woonsocket And Central Falls Hold Local Elections Baldelli-Hunt announces mayoral run in Woonsocket http://ripr.org/post/baldelli-hunt-announces-mayoral-run-woonsocket <p>Putting an end to speculation about her next move, state Represenative<a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Baldelli-Hunt/"> Lisa Baldelli-Hunt</a> announced Tuesday that she's a candidate for mayor in Woonsocket.</p><p>Here's part of her statement:</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:55:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 14029 at http://ripr.org