Tag Archives: Sakonnet Bridge toll

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 — 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

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Tri-town meeting in Portsmouth to focus on tolls, ferry

PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from three municipalities will meet in executive session tonight, Dec. 2, to discuss litigation regarding the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls as well as the Prudence Island ferry service. The rare tri-town meeting — Portsmouth, Bristol and Tiverton — starts at 7 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. Members of the public

Letter: Don’t forget to toll Pawtucket River Bridge

To the editor: The Pawtucket River Bridge was opened this week with great fanfare. I would like to remind our state legislators and Gov. Chafee not to forget to maintain this bridge. I would suggest imposing a toll on the Pawtucket River Bridge, like the new Sakonnet River Bridge, to cover the maintenance costs. Robert

The Town of Portsmouth is suing to prevent tolls from being place on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

Portsmouth files suit to stop tolls

PORTSMOUTH — Its letters of protest ignored, the town has made good on its threat to pursue legal action to stop tolls from going in on the Sakonnet River Bridge. To cheers and applause from the audience, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to direct Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin to submit a complaint in

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