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Why do Girl Scout Cookies Taste Better in Worcester Than in Boston?
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Tuesday, March 10, is the last official day Girl Scouts will be out selling their ubiquitous cookies before hanging up their commerce sashes for the season, so you better hurry if you haven’t yet gotten your fix of Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. Or should I say Tagalongs? You’ve always heard rumors of “other” Girl Scout Cookies, some slightly altered cookies sold somewhere else in the US under different names. But you only need venture as far as Central Mass — or across the New Hampshire border — to find these oddities. And these “oddities” might be better than the Girl Scout Cookies you’ve always eaten. More

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Narragansett Del’s Shandy Could Be Rhode Island’s Greatest Gift to Boston
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What is the greatest thing Rhode Island has ever shared with Boston? Deer Tick? Yeah, they’re cool. Rocco Baldelli? Seemed like a great pickup for the Sox, but he never really found his stride. Watching the Buddy Cianci scandal unfold from afar? That was kind of fun too, can’t lie. How about Newport Creamery’s “Awful Awful”? Trick question, for some disgraceful reason, that can only be found in Rhode Island (hope you’re paying attention, Mayor Walsh). More

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Local musicians remember David Lamb of Brown Bird
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As a close follower of New England’s music scene, I have come to find something extremely special about Rhode Island’s music community. Perhaps it’s the state’s small size that lends itself to an underdog mentality, but it is clear to me that the state carries an enormous sense of pride for its local musicians. This was apparent when Deer Tick swirled out of Providence a few years ago, is clear as day each year when Newport Folk Fest rolls around, and can be seen from up here in Boston when smaller bands bubble up to play shows, often carrying the accolades of bigger Rhode Island bands with them. More