Tag Archives: Sakonnet Bridge

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

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

Letter: Sakonnet Bridge lighting design too limited

To the editor: In consideration of the Coast Guard restriction of the colors red and green being used for navigation, the effects (regarding the colored lights on the Sakonnet River Bridge) may have limited impact for special events and holidays. For example, the two most popular holidays have colors that are restricted: Christmas (red and


Portsmouth: Bridge toll illegal

PORTSMOUTH — Placing a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge would be illegal, town officials told the state and federal officials in a letter sent today. The March 15 letter, signed by Town Council President James Seveney and Town Administrator John Klimm, is addressed to Daniel Berman, division administrator, Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA); and Michael Lewis,

David Darlington, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority outside his office at the Newport Bridge toll booths.

Sakonnet bridge toll collection raises privacy concerns

SAKONNET AREA — If tolls come to the Sakonnet River Bridge next summer, toll collecting devices and surveillance videos will gather personally identifying information about all motorists who cross the span. Three technologies — E-Z Pass transponders, video-based automatic license-plate readers, and closed circuit television (CCTV), all of which are now in place at the toll