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Coventry charter dispute to go before Supreme Court

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An election dispute in Coventry will go to the Rhode Island Supreme Court after someone illegally altered the town charter.

After a nearly two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Coventry Board of Canvassers voted 3-to-0, to let the supreme court decide the case.

The controversy began in February when a town council member moved out of his district and had to resign.

A special election should have been called, but was not because some unknown person falsified the town charter as it pertains to a special election.

Because of this, the towns district five seat remains empty and people in that district complain they have no voice on the town council.

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