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Bridge panel meets Thursday

Bridge panel meets Thursday

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will convene Thursday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. in Room 35 of the State House. The agenda includes a staff recap of all outstanding questions and issues, as well as a review of possible funding sources and commission member discussion. The chairmen

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Tri-town meeting in Portsmouth to focus on tolls, ferry

PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from three municipalities will meet in executive session tonight, Dec. 2, to discuss litigation regarding the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls as well as the Prudence Island ferry service. The rare tri-town meeting — Portsmouth, Bristol and Tiverton — starts at 7 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. Members of the public

The town's wind turbine near the high school, idle since June 2012 due to a broken gear box, is one of the issues the Portsmouth Town Council hopes to resolve in 2014.

Portsmouth council to discuss goals, priorities Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — In a rare Saturday meeting, The Town Council will tackle legislative priorities and goal-setting for 2014, and get a school budget forecast from its finance director. The council will begin the Nov. 23 meeting at 9 a.m. in executive session to interview candidates and select a judge for the town’s newly established municipal court.

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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

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East Bay pols, residents once again question need for tolls on Sakonnet River Bridge

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission on infrastructure heard an overview of the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority’s extended operational plans as well as the impassioned testimony of local lawmakers and residents along with the input of a financial expert at the second meeting of the body held Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Room 35

Letter: Citizens helpless against RITBA’s dumb rules

To the editor: Here’s how government can change the neutral citizen into a really peeved citizen. It started with the 18-year-old kid. During the Sakonnet River Bridge toll controversy, I’ve been a passive-lazy user; I already have E-ZPass and don’t travel the Sakonnet very much, anyway. Today I tried adding another transponder, for a new

Letter: Public access attracts trespassing slobs

To the editor: About the Hummocks story and public access park: While I feel empathy for Vicky Newbold and her neighbors, I can offer no hope for them. What has happened to the so-called public access, rights-of-way, on Aquidneck Island in the past several years is heartbreaking. The users (abusers, is more like it) leave trash

Trash left by people who fish at the end of the railroad tracks on the north side of the bridges. "They don't have any respect for anything," said Vicky Newbold, who lives nearby. "They throw their trash, they don't respect private property."

Portsmouth neighborhood complains of state ‘park’ under bridge

PORTSMOUTH — Vicky Newbold has lived in the shadows of the Sakonnet River Bridge her entire life, in the home her grandparents built around 1900. “A town is only as strong as its neighborhoods and this is a very close-knit community of people, some of whom have been here for generations,” she said of the lower

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