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Petition Against Bridge Tolls Gaining Signatures

Local residents and businesses protest a plan for bridge tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.


It was difficult to go anywhere in Portsmouth Monday without seeing or hearing  on the new Sakonnet River Bridge. 

Several residents were seen first-hand signing a paper petition protesting the decision by the . The decision came after to the Turnpike and Bridge Authority. 

It is unknown how many signatures have been added to the petition, but the totals are adding up quick. The petition can be found at many locations throughout Portsmouth, including , , and .

A Facebook group, Voters against tolls on the Sakonnet Bridge, has also formed online. A total of 101 members have joined the group. 

Do you think the petition will be effective? Tell us why or why not in the comment section below. 

Jack Baillargeron August 07, 2012 at 03:47 PM
So nice to see grass roots groups spring up the last few years, to stop government tyranny against the taxpayers. Kudo's to all supporters and organizers ;-}
Joe Sousa. August 08, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Residents To Rally Against Bridge Tolls Friday The rally is slated to be held during the Friday, Aug. 10, taping of the WPRO's Buddy Cianci Show at Clements' Marketplace in Portsmouth from 3-6 p.m. We need people from all over Newport county to come and protest. Bring signs
nan August 08, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Where are the petitions in Bristol County? We'd sign. Where can I sign?

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