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A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day tolls were collected.  Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth seeks toll refund

Portsmouth seeks toll refund

PORTSMOUTH — Now that a toll has been eliminated from the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Town of Portsmouth is going after the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) for reimbursement of the “illegal” levy collected, which is said to be approaching a total of $1 million. The town first filed suit in U.S. District Court

Toll testimony: Anyone listening?

If there really is an ‘impact’ study, if the impact of what happens to families and struggling businesses counts for anything, and if anyone upstate is even listening, two long nights of Sakonnet River Bridge toll hearings spoke volumes. Eight hundred — maybe more —  people turned out in Portsmouth and Tiverton last week to

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