It was a thrill for 5-year old me to stand in our backyard in Warwick, R.I. and watch the planes fly low over the house on their way to T. F. Green Airport a couple miles away. In the days after the Blizzard of ’78 the massive military transports that brought in snow removal gear to dig us out almost blocked out the sky.

This month, Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport celebrates its 90th anniversary. The airport has grown from one small building by a grassy field surrounded by farms into a major New England transportation hub serving more than 4 million passengers annually.

Next year will mark a quarter century since the airport terminal was named for my old boss Gov. Bruce Sundlun. The Governor had a vision for the airport, and its potential as an economic driver for Rhode Island. He provided the leadership and spent the political capital necessary to overcome the (many) naysayers and see the project through. 

As the Ocean State emerges from the pandemic, Rhode Island T. F. Green International has added more new destinations and now serves up to 25 non-stop routes, generating $2.6 billion in annual economic output alongside the state’s other general aviation airports. The airport never stopped running during the uncertainty of the last 18 months – ensuring that frontline healthcare workers, medical supplies and travelers got where they needed to be, and that the Rhode Island economy would not be stopped. 

RI T. F. Green International sets our metro area apart with a uniquely easy travel experience that powers the region’s economy, and brings families and friends together. Our firm is proud to be part of the airport team.
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Grey Sail Repeats as Best Local Brewer While Captain’s Daughter Named Best R.I. Beer 

Rhode Islanders have spoken again, and they still can’t get enough Grey Sail beer.

For the second year in a row, Rhode Island Monthly’s Best of Rhode Island Readers’ Poll named Grey Sail as the best local brewer/brew pub in the state. Grey Sail founders and owners Jen and Alan Brinton (right) “picked up the hardware” at the magazine’s recent “Best of Rhode Island” party. 

And the good news didn’t stop there, as Grey Sail’s iconic Captain’s Daughter was named the Best Craft Beer in Rhode Island by 24/7 Wall Street. 

You can pick up Captain’s Daughter, or any of the other great Grey Sail brews, at liquor stores across Southern New England, New York and other locations in the Northeast, or drink them at fine restaurants throughout the region, too.

Rhode Island Monthly

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Good Neighbor 101: Taft Street Community Garden Relocates 

Making way for the Tidewater Landing soccer stadium, the Taft Street Community Garden moved to a new home last month. Using materials, labor and professional services donated by Tidewater Landing developer Fortuitous Partners, in partnership with Dimeo Construction and Narragansett Bay Commission, the garden was moved to a larger plot with additional amenities at the Varieur School in Pawtucket. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien (left) joined volunteers and neighbors in making the move.

“The members of the Community Garden are incredible local stewards who have donated countless hours to ensure that members of the community have a beautiful space and access to fresh produce,” said Brett Johnson, Fortuitous Partners' founder. “The garden is a community asset that supports sustainable, local living and education. We look forward to continuing to work together with our new neighbors.”

The Providence Journal

The Valley Breeze
It’s a Breeze!

Breeze Airways Launches First Flight at R.I. T. F. Green International Airport

Breeze Airways took off on its first flight out of Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport recently. 

There was plenty of fanfare to mark the occasion, as U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Trey Urbanh of Breeze Airways (right) joined Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi and others to celebrate the milestone. The announcement was a hit on social media - our posts cataloguing the days events garnered more than 950 engagements across the airport's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, reaching over 9,000 people on Facebook alone. 

Earlier this summer we launched another successful social media campaign to highlight the newly-renamed Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. The airport updated its name in an effort to boost support for the states economy and tourism sector. Our Facebook announcement reached more than 27,000 people, while posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram resulted in more than 3,500 engagements.




The Warwick Beacon
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Neon Marketplace Breaks Ground at Flagship Warwick Location
Shovels were in the ground and dirt was flying at the groundbreaking for a new concept in high-end convenience markets on Warwicks Post Road corridor recently. 

Neon Marketplace, a Procaccianti company, kicked off construction of its newest store on the corner of Post and Airport roads, one of the busiest intersections in the state, with a groundbreaking attended by dignitaries from the state and city. 

With a brick oven for delicious pizza, gourmet coffee and countless other amenities, Neon will be a welcome addition to the Warwick community when it opens later this year.

The Warwick Beacon

New England Real Estate Journal