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The Coastal Packet

The longtime national journal, Progressive Review, has moved its headquarters from Washington DC to Freeport, Maine, where its editor, Sam Smith, has long ties. This is a local edition dealing with Maine news and progressive politics.

3/15/10

AGREEMENT REACHED ON LICENSE PLATE SPYING

BOSTON GLOBE -Maine police and privacy advocates say they've reached an accord on how officers can use surveillance cameras that can read a vehicle's license plate. The two sides agreed that license plate recognition systems can only be used when police are doing a criminal investigation, are worried about public safety, are enforcing civil orders or are responding to law enforcement bulletins.

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