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Calamari could become Rhode Island’s official appetizer

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Legislation endorsed Friday by the House of Representatives would make Rhode Island-style calamari the state’s official appetizer. Though some lawmakers called the bill frivolous, Representative Joseph McNamara said the bill is intended to highlight two of the state’s most successful industries — fishing and restaurants. Rhode Island-style calamari consists of fresh squid, lightly fried and served with banana peppers. The bill was passed by the House 62-3 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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