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Meeting on tolls in Portsmouth Wednesday

Meeting on tolls in Portsmouth Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Sen. Christopher Ottiano (D-Dist. 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton) will discuss the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls at an open meeting hosted by Portsmouth Concerned Citizens this Wednesday, March 5. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs portion of Scampi restaurant, 657 Park Ave. Two pieces of legislation — Senate bill S-2335 and House bill H-7432 — would

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Bridge commission meets Wednesday in Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will convene at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Room 35 of the State House. Commission members will have the opportunity to present personal statements they submitted for inclusion in the report regarding alternative funding for bridges and infrastructure in Rhode Island.

Letter: Put a STOP to Sakonnet Bridge tolls

Editor’s note: This letter from the Sakonnet Tolls Opposition Platform (STOP) Committee was presented to Special Legislative Commission on Tolls at its meeting at the State House Thursday. To the editor: The Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges and the state’s transportation system is nearing the end of its session and is

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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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