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 ;-}
Jim L August 08, 2012 at 12:26 AM
well join up we need all the support we can get, so what if Bristol losses all the Visitors coming down 24, make the roger williams students pay more, put up with all the tractor trailer trucks going down thru your town to avoid tolls, gee welcome to the state of RI where you pay to make the rest of the state happy
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?
Jim L August 08, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Nan welcome to you, My phone # is 624 9249 i can bring you the petition or can e'mail you a copy and you can print them they have my phone 3 on them with a note that says please call for pickup or more copies, i leave a booklet stapled together of at least 5, prefer 10 pages and am dropping 20 pages in Newport and Middletown tell me what you would prefer


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something