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Bill that blocks tolls gets Senate panel’s OK

Bill that blocks tolls gets Senate panel’s OK

By William Rupp PROVIDENCE — A bill that blocks tolls on the Sakonnet River and Mt. Hope bridges and builds a first-ever infrastructure fund for bridge and transportation upkeep in Rhode Island was approved unanimously by the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing Tuesday afternoon. The bill now moves on to the full Senate for a

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Letter: Opposition to Sakonnet Bridge toll is not ‘hysteria’

To the editor: Recently, Ms. Carolyn Booth of Newport wrote to Newport This Week and the ProJo about the toll issue. Our response: Correct, the anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva-Weed’s and Rep. Martin’s positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing


Meeting on tolls in Portsmouth Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Sen. Christopher Ottiano (D-Dist. 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton) will discuss the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls at an open meeting hosted by Portsmouth Concerned Citizens this Wednesday, March 5. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs portion of Scampi restaurant, 657 Park Ave. Two pieces of legislation — Senate bill S-2335 and House bill H-7432 — would

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Bridge commission meets Wednesday in Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will convene at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Room 35 of the State House. Commission members will have the opportunity to present personal statements they submitted for inclusion in the report regarding alternative funding for bridges and infrastructure in Rhode Island.

Letter: Put a STOP to Sakonnet Bridge tolls

Editor’s note: This letter from the Sakonnet Tolls Opposition Platform (STOP) Committee was presented to Special Legislative Commission on Tolls at its meeting at the State House Thursday. To the editor: The Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges and the state’s transportation system is nearing the end of its session and is

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