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Cost of Dying > Cost of Living

The consumer news this week and last is that the unrest in the Middle Eastern oil-producing countries is clobbering us at the gas pumps and in home heating oil. Of course, someone still needs to explain why the price of … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, there is still patronage going on in state government

In the classic movie Casablanca, local police Captain Renault (played by Claude Rains) is seen walking through a casino muttering that he is “shocked, shocked that there is gambling going on.” And while he is proclaiming this shocking development, his … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Developers and Two Different Outcomes

I first met John Rosenthal in 1993 within a week of my joining Citizens Bank as a freshly minted vice president and director of External Affairs. Then CEO and Chairman Larry Fish asked me to meet with John and assess … Continue reading

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Recession Ends in Massachusetts! Rest of Nation Wonders How We Did It!

If you are wandering through your day today thinking it is just one more day treading water in a lingering recession, you need to cross over to the Sunnyside of the Street! The recession is over, well at least in … Continue reading

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It’s Morning in America, the Land of Politics and Campaigning

So, we are in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, right? The jobless rate is perhaps twice as high as what is generally reported because so many unemployed have simply stopped looking for work and can no longer … Continue reading

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Is the Wind Shifting on Cape Wind?

If ever there was a project that enjoyed favorable winds from prevailing current events, it is the Cape Wind project slated for construction off the shoreline of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  When a tanker … Continue reading

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