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View Poll Results: What state is more appealing
Connecticut 23 35.38%
Rhode Island 42 64.62%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Also, it is worth mentioning the average Connecticut resident, including “white ethnics” (i.e., Italians, Irish, Poles, Portuguese, etc.), usually possess a higher degree of Anglo-Saxon demureness and sophistication than their Rhode Island counterparts. This is evident in the significantly less terse accent and manner of speech in Connecticut.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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Native Rhode Islander living in Florida. I would say Rhode Island wins the comparison, but only by a slight margin. Rhode Island's cities are nicer than Connecticut's. The beaches are numerous and a lot better than the couple in CT. The state is heavily populated per square mile, but the population is overwhelmingly in a few cities. There is still a lot of forest. Of course Newport is very beautiful. The main expensive communities are Newport, Barrington, East Greenwich and a small part of Westerly. A lot of old Irish and English families moved to "South County: (Washington County) years ago and live nearer to the oceean in rather nice areas. The taxes in both states are bad. CT has more land area, so of course there is more geographic diversity. For example, the border area with NY in northern CT is beautiful. The area from around the Gold Coast of CT up toward Ridgefield and north of there is loaded with upscale homes and nice looking villages and towns. A lot of wealthy people who work or worked in NYC built or bought very attractive homes there. The Hartford area is a pit, moreso even than Providence. The CT cities along Rt. 95 are pretty bad. We are planning to move back to RI from Florida now we are old, and we have to look in the CT border towns in Windham County and around Groton to find anything because the amount of housing available at reasonable cost is very small. CT housing costs in the north and south eastern parts of the state are comparable to RI's, and so are the taxes. RI has a lot of institutions of higher learning considering its small size. Any commoner on the street in RI is usually smarter and shrewder than many Americans from three other areas of the country which I will not mention.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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Connecticut would have to have more beaches just based on geography and its longer coastline.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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Connecticut would have to have more beaches just based on geography and its longer coastline.
On paper yes. In real life, Long Island Sound beaches in CT aren't all that attractive. Rhode Island has a better coastline with more ocean facing beaches, more accessible shoreline open to the public, the rocky shores along Newport, with lots of islands and a large bay of its own. Connecticut has a very residential feel as a state even along its coast. Rhode Island has more of a vacation and weekend getaway atmosphere along its coast.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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So Narragansett, Scarboro and Miscquamicut are the be all and end all
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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So Narragansett, Scarboro and Miscquamicut are the be all and end all
Compared to CT beaches yes. add Block Island, Jamestown, and Newport it's no contest.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Compared to CT beaches yes. add Block Island, Jamestown, and Newport it's no contest.
Charlestown and South Kingstown also have very nice beaches!
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Any commoner on the street in RI is usually smarter and shrewder than many Americans from three other areas of the country which I will not mention.
Wow, that statement could not be any further from the truth! Generally, Rhode Islanders are some of the most ignorant, myopic, anti-intellectual people in the United States. Honestly, I have encountered significantly less ignorance in Duncan, OK, Lawton, OK and San Angelo, TX than in Cranston, Johnston and North Providence.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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But RI didn't vote for him. And if you drive around select parts of states like NJ, NY, and CA I can show where all the Trump voters live.

RI voted around 40% for Trump and CT voted around 41% for Trump.
https://www.npr.org/2016/11/08/50092...for-each-state
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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But RI didn't vote for him. And if you drive around select parts of states like NJ, NY, and CA I can show where all the Trump voters live.

RI voted around 40% for Trump and CT voted around 41% for Trump.
https://www.npr.org/2016/11/08/50092...for-each-state
In 2016, every single town in western Rhode Island voted for Donald Trump as well as all of the Connecticut towns situated east of I-395. To deny that this area -- the area in which I grew up, mind you -- is non-conservative is disingenuous at best. Welcome to the Stix!
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