So GoLocalProv is trying to find the “Best Community” in Rhode Island, huh? I suppose it is a clever way to drive website traffic (and media discussion) throughout the week by releasing your findings in pieces. Especially when you put each ranking as it’s own discrete web page, thereby amplifying web clicks, page views, etc. But when you try to quantify such things, you end up relying on, well, what’s quantifiable and ignoring aesthetics and the like. That’s how you end up with a list that says Central Falls is “better than” Block Island. Yikes.