Lobster in Rhode Island question...
"Is there a cheaper place to get them?"
Seeing the above inquiry prompted me to mention DeMoulas' Market Basket (a MA chain; there is a store just off Rt. 495 in Bellingham): They have featured live, soft-shell lobsters for $3.99/lb. for weeks; any size, any quantity. When the hard-shelled lobsters are abundant, they usually have the cheapest price around. I got a four-pounder this spring for $5.99/lb., and it was full of sweet, tender meat.
There must be other good options in southern RI, but for us in northern RI, Market Basket is it and well worth the ride.