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Man loses aerial drone over Sakonnet Bridge

Man loses aerial drone over Sakonnet Bridge

Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Thursday, Feb. 12 A 68-year-old Fall River man told police that he had lost his unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, which he had been flying from the Sakonnet River Bridge bike path. The man said he lost contact with the

The original Sakonnet River Bridge was built in 1956. It sits just north of the new span, which opened in September 2012. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Old Sakonnet Bridge not coming down this year

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Despite earlier indications that the old Sakonnet River Bridge would be taken down this year, you’ll have to wait until at least 2016 before the rusty green link between Portsmouth and Tiverton is dismantled. “We currently anticipate the demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge to be advertised by the summer, pending environmental permitting

A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day a toll was collected.

Portsmouth to appeal dismissal of toll lawsuit

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth plans to appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed the town’s lawsuit over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux last week set aside the lawsuit filed by the town in April 2013, saying it was moot because the

4 Bridges Ride

Charity ride Sunday to interrupt some Portsmouth drivers

PORTSMOUTH — On Sunday, Sept. 21, early morning motorists in the Jamestown, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Newport area should be prepared for slight delays and traffic detours. The 4 Bridges Ride, a 26-mile charity bike ride hosted by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), will begin at 7 a.m. and police will begin blocking off

Tom Ladd (left) and Scott Stipetic program different lighting themes on the Sakonnet River Bridge Sept. 10. They set up alongside the bike path at 1 p.m. and were still there nearly nine hours later. Photo by Jim McGaw.

About 25 lighting schemes programmed for Sakonnet Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Drivers have either been dazzled or bewildered by the colorful light shows on the new Sakonnet River Bridge. Well, brace yourself. You ain’t seen nothing yet. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has programmed specific color schemes for no fewer than 25 different holidays and special days throughout the year. RITBA, a

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

The plug will be pulled on the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry Friday at noon.

Sakonnet Bridge tolls end Friday at noon

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Starting at noon tomorrow, it won’t even cost you a dime to cross the Sakonnet River bridge. All crossings of the Sakonnet River Bridge will be free starting Friday, June 20, at noon, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced today. After passage of the budget by the R.I. General Assembly

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