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Letter: Hats off to Jeanne Smith on tolls

By   /  June 17, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  5 Comments

To the editor: Jeanne Smith worked tirelessly to stop the tolls on the new Sakonnet Bridge — busing people to the State House in Providence, collecting signatures opposing the bridge tolls, (organizing) meetings in high schools in Portsmouth and Tiverton and having signs made so we in the Bay area could express ourselves. Well, 500 people […]

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Letter: Withhold budget vote until tolls repealed

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  1 Comment

To the editor: The bridge toll debate could have turned out much differently. As we near the end of this legislative session, our representatives and senators will be taking one of the most important votes of the year when the final budget is voted out of the respective finance committees. The vote is important for […]

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Portsmouth issues stop-work order on bridge building

By   /  May 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Town of Portsmouth has issued a stop-worker order on a building associated with the toll gantry on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

PORTSMOUTH — A structure on the Sakonnet River Bridge has run afoul of the town’s building code, according to Portsmouth officials. On Friday, Building Inspector George Medeiros slapped a stop-work order on a structure that may be connected to the new toll gantry that was installed last week. “It’s a stop-work order on some building […]

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Bill for Portsmouth municipal court gets OK

By   /  May 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

A Town Council member recently complained about noise from construction on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Without a municipal court in place, however, it would be difficult for the town to prove a violation of the noise ordinance was made.

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s wish for a municipal court got one step closer to reality Thursday. The House of Representatives approved legislation to allow Portsmouth to establish a municipal court to adjudicate violations of town ordinances, including housing ordinances. The House bill that was passed, 2013-H 6044, was introduced on behalf of the town by Rep. […]

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Sakonnet Bridge Main Road on-ramp opens, finally

By   /  May 31, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Traffic from newly opened Main Road on-ramp enters westbound Route 24 heading over Sakonnet Bridge.

TIVERTON — The much-delayed (due to weather) on-ramp from Main Road westbound onto the Sakonnet River Bridge opened Friday morning, May 31, after striping of the roadway the night before was completed. Rose Amoros, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) made the announcement Thursday afternoon, as good weather for the work seemed […]

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Portsmouth residents complain of bridge noise

By   /  May 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently.

PORTSMOUTH — David Gleason’s complaints that the Sakonnet River Bridge work has repeatedly violated the town’s noise ordinance have fallen on deaf ears. The Town Council member lives on Massasoit Avenue, the southernmost street in Common Fence Point and directly parallel to Rte. 24 and the Sakonnet River Bridge. He and neighbors have been besieged […]

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Portsmouth turbine repair job goes back out to bid

By   /  May 15, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

The wind turbine near the high school has been idle since June 2012.

PORTSMOUTH — Now that negotiations with two parties interested in fixing the town’s broken wind turbine have broken down, the Town Council is sending the project back out to bid. In 2007 voters approved a $3 million bond issue for the turbine, which sits behind the tennis courts at the high school. It’s been idle […]

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Tiverton’s Rt. 24 south on-ramp open by end of next week

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

The Route 24 southbound on-ramp to the Sakonnet River Bridge, off Main Road in Tiverton, should re-opened by the end of next week.

TIVERTON — By the end of next week, Main Road motorists will no longer have to first go backwards to travel south over the Sakonnet River Bridge, according to the R.I. Department of Transportation (DOT). The Main Road on-ramp to Route 24 south has been closed on two separate occasions to allow for work on the […]

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Letter: Expansion of tolls a dangerous precedent

By   /  April 25, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: At a time when the need for long-term strategic economic development planning is the major topic of discussion by our state legislators, businesses and residents alike, it is difficult to understand how the expansion of tolls is consistent with any long-term vision of economic development or maintenance of our crumbling transportation infrastructure. […]

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Portsmouth considers lawsuit over tolls

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night will consider filing a lawsuit to stop tolls from being implemented on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The draft lawsuit prepared by Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin would be filed in U.S. District Court and names the Town of Portsmouth as the plaintiff. Defendants are listed as Michael P. Lewis, director […]

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