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RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis, standing as he did the entire meeting, listens to Rep. Jay Edwards (D-Dist. 7) speak against tolls. Behind Mr. Edwards in queue is a Lincoln man who supports tolls, the only person speaking in their favor.

Hundreds in Tiverton condemn bridge tolls in marathon meeting

Hundreds in Tiverton condemn bridge tolls in marathon meeting

TIVERTON — Over 350 people packed  the Tiverton High School auditorium Tuesday night, with still more watching from the cafeteria across the hall, for the second of two public sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to debate tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis took the floor,

Photos by Rich Dionne
A D’Ambra construction worker smooths out the surface of the bridge.

North Broadway Bridge Project in East Providence accelerates towards an even earlier finish

EAST PROVIDENCE — Referred to officially by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation as the “10-Mile River Project: Bridges Nos. 478 and 479,” the twin spans being reconstructed on North Broadway are expected to finish ahead of their already-accelerated completion schedule. The project, which began last winter, was well on its way to being done

Some work still remains on the Barrington River Bridge project.

Finishing touches still due on new Barrington River Bridge

The Barrington River Bridge project is still not finished. According to an official at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, a contractor will complete the final few items of work at the bridge replacement project this month. The work is scheduled to be finished by the end of September. While the bridge has been open

Rhode Island’s financial mismanagement continues

To the editor: In reference to your editorial of August 30, the fact that our governor would not listen to the people and answer their questions, he rather passed the buck onto a department head.  That sends a message of the poor leadership qualities he has! The same excuse of there is no money to