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The Little Compton Town Council has invited Portsmouth officials to discuss the possibility of joining the town's lawsuit against the RITBA and other players in the Sakonnet River Bridge toll.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted to establish tolling rates today for the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Local legislators said they would continue efforts to repeal tolling on the Sakonnet River Bridge despite an RITBA decision establishing a toll rate structure today.
Government, The Neighborhood Files
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce supports local lawmakers' efforts to find sustainable funding for bridge maintenance other than relying on tolls.
Tiverton is planning for a $17 million sewer expansion after DEM found town drainage pipes were carrying pollutants into the Mt. Hope Bay.
The future of the East Bay Energy Consortium - and that of the Tiverton Industrial Park - remain uncertain four years after EBEC formed to develop a for-profit wind farm on the parcel.
Tiverton residents worry small businesses across the East Bay will suffer if a toll is installed on the Sakonnet River Bridge this summer.
The Senate Committee on Finance will hear testimony from residents, town officials and business owners across the East Bay on Wednesday.
A bill introduced recently by Rep. Dennis Canario would place a cap on private services for special education students in public schools and help keep budgets down.
Tiverton's legislators told the Town Council on Monday that any plans to subvert tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge would need to fill a $17 million funding gap.
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