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Experts for Portsmouth: Federal law prohibits Sakonnet Bridge toll

Experts for Portsmouth: Federal law prohibits Sakonnet Bridge toll

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Federal law prohibits the implementation of tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, say two experts whose written testimony has been included in the Town of Portsmouth’s lawsuit to get the toll removed. Portsmouth Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin, in a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence, included the opinion signed by Marcus

John Vitkevich pedals along the bike path on the Sakonnet River Bridge shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. In the background, fellow protester Dr. Ron Marsh speaks to a reporter. Mr. Vitkevich and others are gearing up for a protest on the bridge's bike path starting at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Toll protesters to gather on Sakonnet Bridge bike path Sunday

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — John Vitkevich doesn’t know exactly what will happen Sunday night when he — and hopefully many others, he said — will gather on the Sakonnet River Bridge bike path to protest a toll set to begin the following day. But he’s willing to spend a night in jail to get his point across, he said. “I’m

Photos by Richard W Dionne Jr
The new Sakonnet River Bridge opens two North bound lanes up to traffic.

Sakonnet area group to protest tolls

TIVERTON/PORTSMOUTH — An opening ceremony for the new Sakonnet Bridge is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.. Although the event is not yet officially confirmed, the STOP Committee (the group opposed to the tolls), its organizers have announced, is “calling out its members to attend politely with small signs to protest the imposition of

Tiverton council meets for record short 42 minutes

TIVERTON — For about 42 minutes Monday night the Tiverton Town Council met, discussed and voted on several matters, then adjourned, setting a record for brevity unmatched in the last several years. Councilors David Nelson and Brett Pelletier were absent. No one signed up to speak at the council’s “open public forum,” a regular agenda