local elections http://ripr.org en 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 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