Tag Archives: Sakonnet River Bridge

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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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

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