You really gotta feel for Barrington

And its cognitive dissonance — voting for Republicans on the one hand, while trying to block needed economic development on the other.  Universities help drive the growth of our state — and they’re great, so long as they’re stuffed into the urban core, depleting their property tax bases.  But don’t build ’em near us. The …

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And Please Trace Your Housekey On The Form Provided

This email landed in our inbox this morning, and since I am facing an indefinite stint of unemployment beginning tomorrow, this seems like a very lucrative opportunity to make some money while securing some valuable contacts within the European banking community. Who’s with me? “Hello, It gives me a great deal of pleasure to write …

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Great news for the local economy!

A couple from Swansea apparently won last month’s big-ass powerball jackpot, likely yielding a whole new crop of local “believers” who will squander even more dough than they already do.Lottos suck: They’re super-regressive — far more so than casinos — and while people should be able to gamble, the state shouldn’t actively try to dupe …

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Attention Whole Foods shoppers:

It’s about time we all agree to stop confusing the genteel with the progressive. This is out of The Independent: Whole Foods Market, which recently expanded into Britain with a store in London’s upmarket suburb of Kensington, has been discovered stocking tomatoes from one of the most notorious Florida sweatshop producers. Whole Foods ignored an …

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Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange

10th Annual BUY NOTHING DAY WINTER COAT EXCHANGE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 10AM-2PM STATE HOUSE LAWN Rain/snow site: St. Patrick’s School, 244 Smith St. Pawtucket Location: 175 Main St, Rain or shine In Newport: St Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St.; in Wakefield: St. Francis Church, 114 High St. If you need a winter coat, please come …

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Buy Nothing Day

Having just gotten home from Step it Up — and as I sit through the early ads for Fred Claus, and get word that Wal-Mart’s already held a — it’s heartening to find reminders that is just around the bend. Locally, there’s the annual celebration and coat exchange at the State House. Every November‚ for …

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