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I’ve been harping on this for years: To live easy on the earth, live densely — which is to say, in densely built neighborhoods. This Times Economix column describes a study showing just that. Other studies have shown living more densely creates richer social lives and stronger communities. Yet we continue to spread out willy-nilly.…

Attended my local school board meeting tonight, a friendly, almost cozy affair in the elementary school lunchroom. People we see around this small town daily; a principal I’ve watched Red Sox games with. The proximate issues: a continually rising budget despite falling enrollment, and — related — whether or not to ditch our aging middle…