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A look at 10 enemies of free speech and personal liberties throughout New England

Obama's longstanding lack of respect for the role of a free press in a democratic society reached new depths when it was revealed that his Justice Department had snooped on the Associated Press and Fox News' James Rosen in trying to ferret out leakers.
The 16th Annual Muzzle Awards  
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 22, 2013

Relieve road rage — with coloring books?

Traveling north this weekend? Leave some extra time, but don't be terrified by last weekend's dire reports.
Traffic report
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 30, 2010

Getting the green light on transport

Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2010

Road to riches

The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to pay between $34 million and $56 million to build a new toll plaza in York. Don't let that huge price tag fool you.
The Pike gouges
By AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2009

Road hog

You probably live on a lousy road.
Bulldozing the Maine Better Transportation Association
By AL DIAMON  |  October 23, 2009

Road hog

I got the idea for this week's column from somebody I was talking to on the phone a couple of months ago. Trouble is, I can't remember who.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 03, 2008


Scars and souvenirs

The campaign is over. Now for the fun stuff.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2008
Bus feature list photo 4/14/06

Bus stopped

It is a bit dismaying that public transportation gets so little consideration here, particularly in Portland and its environs, where the buses are frequent and plentiful enough to make them a viable transportation choice.
Portland's public transit system gets around. So why are we still so tied to our cars?
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 12, 2006
TJI biodiesel list photo 4/7/06

Natural gas

Ten of Portland’s 200 municipal vehicles will run on biodiesel rather than conventional fuel as part of a pilot program launched last week.
Portland Public Works pilots a biodiesel program
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 05, 2006