Tag Archives: Sakonnet River Bridge

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 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

Letter: Don’t forget to toll Pawtucket River Bridge

To the editor: The Pawtucket River Bridge was opened this week with great fanfare. I would like to remind our state legislators and Gov. Chafee not to forget to maintain this bridge. I would suggest imposing a toll on the Pawtucket River Bridge, like the new Sakonnet River Bridge, to cover the maintenance costs. Robert


Letter: It’s not about the dime, folks, it’s the principle when it comes to tolls

To the editor, It’s not the dime folks…..it is the principle of the issue…Three Bridges to get onto the Island….Two have tolls….the economy is miserable enough on the Island…and R.I…..why ruin it even more????? We will just try to avoid the area all together….it is a good thing we really do not have to go

The colored Sakonnet Bridge lights, as seen from the southbound lanes on the Portsmouth side Sunday night.

RITBA chief comments on Sakonnet River Bridge sabotage Saturday morning

PROVIDENCE — David Darlington, Chairman of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) released a statement on the sabotage of equipment on the Sakonnet River Bridge in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Aug. 16. “Today, at approximately 1 a.m. equipment on the Sakonnet River Bridge was intentionally damaged by fire. Police and fire responded

John Vitkevich pedals along the bike path on the Sakonnet River Bridge shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. In the background, fellow protester Dr. Ron Marsh speaks to a reporter. Mr. Vitkevich and others are gearing up for a protest on the bridge's bike path starting at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Toll protesters to gather on Sakonnet Bridge bike path Sunday

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — John Vitkevich doesn’t know exactly what will happen Sunday night when he — and hopefully many others, he said — will gather on the Sakonnet River Bridge bike path to protest a toll set to begin the following day. But he’s willing to spend a night in jail to get his point across, he said. “I’m

Letter: Sakonnet Bridge lighting design too limited

To the editor: In consideration of the Coast Guard restriction of the colors red and green being used for navigation, the effects (regarding the colored lights on the Sakonnet River Bridge) may have limited impact for special events and holidays. For example, the two most popular holidays have colors that are restricted: Christmas (red and

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House, Senate leaders appoint lawmakers to commission to study funding for state bridge maintenance

PROVIDENCE – Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox and President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced their appointments to the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for Bridges today. Senate members of the commission will include Senate Finance Chairman Daniel Da Ponte (D-Dist. 14, East Providence) and Senators Louis P. DiPalma