DDIFO Bids Fond Farewell to Sponsorship Director

DDIFO Sponsorship Director Amy Levine has announced she accepted the position of Vice President and Executive Director of the Cape & Islands United Way, the largest non-governmental human service organization in that region.  Levine joined DDIFO in 2009 to develop the sponsor program and has had great success, growing it from fewer than 10 vendors…

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The ‘Breakfast Club’ reigns over Elm Street

Carrie Schmelkin writes in the New Canaan Advertiser that a group of men meet every morning at Dunkin’ Donuts in New Canaan, CT for their very own “Breakfast Club.” The scene is reminiscent of a popular “Friends” episode

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Can a VAT Tax Solve the Nation’s Fiscal Problems?

Unlike a retail sales tax, which is paid by consumers at the register in a single transaction, a VAT tax is collected bit by bit along the path of production. Consider a bagel. A VAT tax would be applied to each transaction starting with the farmer’s purchase of seed and fertilizer to grow wheat. Assuming a 10 percent VAT, if a farmer bought $500 of seed he would have to pay $50 in tax. When he then sells his wheat to a miller for $3,000, he would collect $300 in tax from the miller, take a $50 tax credit for the tax he already paid, and send $250 to Uncle Sam. If the miller then sells $7,000 in flour to a bagel maker, he will collect $7,700 ($700 in VAT), deduct the $300 he already paid in taxes, and submit $400 to the government.

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Cupcakes, Really?

Cupcakes have always been a popular childhood treat but recently these little indulgences have made their way onto the trendiest adult dessert menus.

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Worker Charged with Stealing from Dunkin’ Donuts

Kendall Hatch reports in the MetroWest Daily News that an employee of an Ashland Dunkin’ Donuts working one day at a Framingham shop was arrested Sunday after she was seen on security video stealing cash from the store, police said.

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Dunkin’ Exec Guilty in Kickback Scheme

Carolyn Kravetz, a former communications executives with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations she steered company business toward a friend in exchange for kickbacks.

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A Drive Thru Becomes a Drive On

An SUV appeared to be going through the drive thru at Starbucks on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga and ended up on a car. Channel 4 Newstracker, Denise Halor captured these shocking pictures! No word on names or conditions of those involved. See the photo

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Carlyle to Run Conn. Roadside Service Stops

Thomas Heath of The Washington Post writes that the Carlyle Group said Thursday that it has signed a deal with Connecticut to refurbish and run the state’s 23 highway service stops in return for a share of the revenue over the next 35 years. The District-based private-equity giant and its partners will invest $178 million in the state’s roadside service centers as part of the agreement, which will include putting Subway restaurants as well as Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the centers, according to a Carlyle spokesman. Dunkin’ Brands is owned by Carlyle.

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