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Mayor's race kicks off

Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
Getting to know you
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011

Newport company touts grease as a gas competitor

While the return of gas prices to a more palatable level has stifled public discontent for now, it's hard to predict when the next oil shock may occur.
Energy
By CARROLL ANDREW MORSE  |  November 12, 2008
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Are you paying too much for your heating bill?

As winter approaches and energy prices rise worldwide, Rhode Islanders will wince when they open their monthly bills for electricity and natural gas.
Critics charge that lax regulation is inflating utility costs in Rhode Island
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  September 10, 2008
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Top 10 questions for Maine voters

Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
The issues that define the primary campaign
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2008
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Iraq: Five years later

Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
By PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008
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RI politicians seem helpless to stem gas price surge

The worry marks lining politicians’ faces in Rhode Island are getting deeper as gasoline prices keep climbing, and the public seeks a quick fix — or at least someone to blame for the problem.
Energy crunch
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  May 17, 2006


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RI goes (a little) green

As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and wel­come spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  April 12, 2006
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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
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Burning money

You’d think, with nearly $30 million to spend on heating oil for poor people this winter, the Maine State Housing Authority would have bargained a pretty good price with the oil dealers, right? Wrong.
State gives extra millions to oil dealers, leaving the poor and elderly out in the cold
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 16, 2006
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Add it up, suckers

When you live in Boston, you may not notice every little price hike. But they add up.
Taxi surcharges, rising cable rates, higher oil prices — it’s gonna cost a lot more to live in Boston in 2006
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  January 17, 2006