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4 Bridges Ride

Charity ride Sunday to interrupt some Portsmouth drivers

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

Portsmouth police patch

Police: Man climbed old Sakonnet Bridge, took pics

PORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Tuesday, June 10 Manuel Torres, 41, of 11 Constitution Ave., Apt. C, Middletown, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license or permit, a felony. Mr. Torres’ car was stopped on West Main Road shortly before 10 a.m. after

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