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Newport City elects Charboneau, Ufford-Chase to City Council

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NEWPORT — Incumbent Kevin Charboneau and Rick Ufford-Chase emerged victorious in the Newport City Council race on Tuesday, securing the two available seats.

Ufford-Chase, who currently leads the Newport City Downtown Development organization, received 379 votes, while Charboneau garnered 359 votes.

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Andrew Touchette, a member of the Newport Fire Department, followed closely with 347 votes, and Laurie Grimm received 334 votes. Carl King, a familiar face in local political campaigns, received 76 votes.

The election saw a significant change as City Council President John Wilson, a long-standing figure in local governance, opted not to run for re-election.

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