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SOUND OFF: Local Impact of Sakonnet River Bridge Tolls

How would a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge impact you, your family or your business day to day? Sound off in the comments below.

Tiverton STOP is soliciting letters from East Bay residents who would be affected by a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

If you are interested in helping Tiverton STOP achieve its goal, you can pick up a template letter to mail or e-mail to the governor and state legislators at the Town Hall or ask for an electronic copy by e-mailing TivertonStop@gmail.com. Tiverton STOP is asking any residents who contact the state representatives also send a letter in to the organization via email.

We want to know: What would a toll would really cost you and your family on a day-to-day basis? Do you cross over the bridge everyday? How would your business be affected? 

Sound off! Let us know by voicing your opinion in the comments section below.

DownTown October 18, 2012 at 05:01 AM
600+ bridges in the rest of the state and not one has a toll on it. Those are bridges that no one in the East Bay ever rides on with few exceptions.
DownTown October 18, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Its also more government jobs, 60+ to be accurate. Nearly everyone a nephew or friend of a friend etc.
DownTown October 18, 2012 at 05:07 AM
They aren't done either. They will toll the Mt Hope soon enough because they can now. I'd like to see the Jamestown tolled also. Those people whined like spoiled kids when the Newport tolls were going up to support the Mt Hope. Who supports the Jamestown bridge maintenance? It's already needed significant repairs.
rkj October 19, 2012 at 07:42 PM
just raise the price on the town dump
John October 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM
OK rkj. Maybe I will buy the dump and the bridge? Get a grip!

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