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RICHMOND â€” In a charged atmosphere at Tuesdayâ€™s town council meeting, Councilor Erick Davis demanded to know why Councilor Paul Michaud reversed his position on the Chariho School budget soon after the council had voted unanimously on a resolution to support it and did not tell the council of his change of heart.
Michaud voted for the councilâ€™s resolution on March 18 and later met with the Republic Town Committee where he said he received negative information about the budget and, as chairman of the committee, wrote a letter entitled â€śStop the Budget Gamesâ€ť to urge Richmond Republican voters to reject the budget. At the April 8 referendum, Richmond voted no 315 to 294, but Charlestown and Hopkintonâ€™s votes were enough to pass the budget.
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