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“The people did this, not the politicians,” says Jim Lipe of the elimination of the Sakonnet River Bridge toll. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Toll opponents savor victory on Sakonnet Bridge

Toll opponents savor victory on Sakonnet Bridge

PORTSMOUTH — Jim Lipe was already one of the most vocal opponents of a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. But one day, while collecting signatures against the bridge levy, he received some extra motivation to see his fight to the end. As he tells it, he walked into a business shortly after a local legislator

Before it was torn down, John Vitkevich had proposed turning the former Elmhurst School chapel into a music and film production studio.

AG: Portsmouth council violated open meetings law

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council violated the state Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it met in October 2013 to discuss the fate of the former Elmhurst School chapel, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office has ruled. Local resident and Realtor John Vitkevich filed the OMA complaint with the attorney general in December, alleging that the council

The town's wind turbine has been idle since June 2012.

Resident: Turn Portsmouth turbine into billboard

PORTSMOUTH — A local resident has come up with a unique solution to the town’s broken wind turbine problem. John Vitkevich says the town should consider replacing the turbine — idle since June 2012 due to a faulty gear box — with a digital billboard, similar to those seen on I-195 and other highways. The turbine, located behind

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