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Board of Elections dismisses complaint against North Smithfield Democrat

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The election may long be over, but for two political opponents in northern Rhode Island, differences remain, along with questions regarding campaign tactics and leadership qualities on both sides. The...

Burrillville man charged with conspiracy after taking fall for unlicensed driver

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BURRILLVILLE – A Burrillville man who reportedly lied to police to cover for his girlfriend, an unlicensed driver, following an accident, is now facing charges. Elwin Austin, 43, of Oakland, was arrested on Thursday,...

Republicans file finance complaint against Jones; Candidate says records prove he had no violation

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The chairwoman of the Rhode Island Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections alleging that Paul Jones failed to properly account for expenses in his recent...

Independents, write-in candidate fail in bids for fully Republican Glocester Town Council

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GLOCESTER – All five members of the Glocester Town Council will represent a single political party following an election that saw two incumbents who identified as independents fail in bids to retain their seats....

Houle leads with voters, winning seat on Burrillville Town Council

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BURRILLVILLE – A former restaurant owner with experience serving on a village fire district has secured a seat on the Burrillville Town Council, coming in first among five contenders for four open spots. David...

Hamilton, Osier set to join incumbents on North Smithfield Town Council

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Former Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton will join the North Smithfield Town Council following a General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8 that saw three out of the four incumbents running retain their...

Osier: Fiscal responsibility, accountability, and ethical leadership

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Former North Smithfield councilman Douglas Osier said he has been walking the neighborhoods and “listening directly to constituents.” He said he holds “a proven record” and believes “community input is critical...