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Poll: Should the Council Approve Tolls On New Sakonnet River Bridge?

The Portsmouth Town Council will take up this issue and others tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The Portsmouth Town Council will be asked to give their opinion on possible tolls on the new Sakonnet River bridge at tonight's meeting, reports The Providence Journal. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at . 

According to The Journal, the council will be asked to oppose a plan by Gov. Lincoln Chafee to collect tolls on the . 

Rep. John G. Edwards will ask the council to support his resolution in favor of House Bill 7036, which would prevent tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Sponsors of this bill are Edwards, Rep. Raymond Gallison and Rep. Dan Reilly. 

The bill, if approved, would not only prevent tolls on the bridge, but also the transfer of the bridge to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority without the General Assembly's permission. 

The Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently voted to ask lawmakers to pass new legislation, which would authorize them to .

John ("Anything But Sue") March 26, 2012 at 11:46 PM
During this afternoon, ..I voted 2 NO and 1 YES on this poll. I was NOT logged in. All my votes "Took". I suggest these polls are BOGUS..I'll bet you won't see my screename after this post. Better yet....Only a few of you will see this post. I am history..
A. Happy Islander March 27, 2012 at 06:27 PM
NO to Tokens! Only when HELL FREEZES over!!! It's possible that some people could be held financially hostage on Aquidneck Island. In the not to distant future if this bridge requires $$$ than it will be the Mount Hope next!!!
A. Happy Islander March 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I repeat NO to Tokens! Only when HELL FREEZES over!!! It's possible that some people could be held financially hostage on Aquidneck Island. In the not to distant future if this bridge requires $$$ than it will be the Mount Hope next!!!
Peter March 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Here we go again. I'm so glad only a few percentage of people who want a toll are the clueless morons. People are moving out of Rhode Island I belive is the highest percentage rate in the country. Those who remain will be paying even more in taxes because the majority that remain will be either on public assistance (welfare) or Democratic politicans. My family and our three professional jobs will be relocating soon.
Priscilla Smyth Thayer March 28, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Funny how the RI Bridge Authority hasn't offered to take over the I-Way and place tolls there. Obviously they do not want to pay to go to work every day. When I lived in Jamestown and worked in Newport it cost me over $500.00 a year in tokens. If they place another toll on either bridge people will not want to work, live and play here.

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