Letter: At Ottiano office hours, come talk about tolls, other issues

To the editor:

As the General Assembly enters the final month of the 2013 session, there are several important issues that remain front and center for District 11 (Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) and our state. As I have over the last two years, I will be holding my next constituent office hours Monday, June 3, at Foodworks in Portsmouth from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

I am always available by phone and email, but these office hours give anyone with particular interest in specific legislation an opportunity to come and discuss it. We can review any of the bills that are still in committee or scheduled for a vote. I have received hundreds of communications regarding issues important to our local citizens including enterprise zones, renewable energy tax credits, and concerns with local DEM regulations.

Of course the legislation regarding elimination of a toll on the Sakonnet Bridge remains a primary focus of discussion. Anyone who wishes to review these items or any others should please attend. I feel it is critical that your elected officials should not only be around during election years, and these sessions give me the opportunity to connect with constituents.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Christopher S. Ottiano

Senator, District 11

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