Background: The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island(br>Photo by Matt Wade

Discovering and Moving to Rhode Island

Moving to Rhode Island

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Rhode Island

As you’ll soon discover after relocating to Rhode Island, the state's motto is "Hope." which is quite fitting. Religious dissidents, founded the state which still is one of the more tolerant states and people of many diverse religions, cultures and beliefs call the state home. Rhode Island The smallest state featuring the longest name featuring synagogue that is the oldest in the nation. In addition there is Slater’s Mill, he Industrial Revolution's official U.S. birthplace. Though in relation to its size, it happens to be the most industrialized state and you can still enjoy the numerous national landmarks, state parks, and endless miles of renowned New England seaboard in Rhode Island.

It's a state which is comprised of individual historical towns that have matured into large cities, although still maintaining much of their individual character. There is Cranston, featuring its brand new Garden City Center; sleepy Coventry featuring residential and rural sections, Providence, a reinvigorated textile town; Newport, containing many stately homes and Warwick, boasting its picturesque coastline. Rhode Island provides progressive amenities along with historic charm . Other cities for your consideration are East Providence,, Woonsocket, South Kingstown, Cumberland and Pawtucket

The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge shown in the Background is in Newport, Rhode Island, a suspension bridge that connects Newport and Jamestown, crossing the Narragansett Bay. Built in 1969 and featured on the reverse of the Rhode Island quarter. Photo by Matt Wade

From its beginnings, Rhode Island has been distinguished by its support for freedom of conscience and action: Clergyman Roger Williams founded the present state capital, Providence, after being exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans in 1636. Williams was followed by other religious exiles who founded Pocasset, now Portsmouth, in 1638 and Newport in 1639.

Rhode Island's rebellious, authority-defying nature was further demonstrated by the burnings of the British revenue cutters Liberty and Gaspee prior to the Revolution; by its early declaration of independence from Great Britain in May 1776; by its refusal to participate actively in the War of 1812; and by Dorr's Rebellion of 1842, which protested property requirements for voting.


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    Rhode Island Colleges. There are currently 12 accredited institutions in the country that are expanding their studies, including two research universities, a community college and an art school.

    The state's three public bodies are managed by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. The state operates two public universities, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations.


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    Rhode Island has two professional sports teams, both of which are top-level minor league affiliates for teams in Boston. The Pawtucket Red Sox baseball team of the Triple-A International League are an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. They play at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket and have won four league titles, the Governors' Cup, in 1973, 1984, 2012, and 2014. McCoy Stadium also has the distinction of being home to the longest professional baseball game ever played – 33 innings.

    The other professional minor league team is the Providence Bruins ice hockey team of the American Hockey League, who are an affiliate of the Boston Bruins. They play in the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence and won the AHL's Calder Cup during the 1998–99 AHL season

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    Rhode Island Airports. There are 8 airports in Rhode Island for the public to use. There are also numerous private airports in Rhode Island considering its small size. The airports in Rhode Island are the gateway to the beautiful tourist spots in the island.

    There are no international airports in Rhode Island. The important regional airports in Rhode Island are the Block Island State Airport at Block Island, the Theodore Francis Green Airport at Providence and the Westerly State Airport. Apart from these there are also general aviation and reliever airports such as the Newport State Airport in Newport, the Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown and the North Central Airport in Pawtucket.

    The Theodore Francis Green State Airport at Providence is the most active of all the airports in Rhode Island. The airport serves more than five million passengers annually. The airport has many facilities and services for its passengers. It has ATMs, eleven restaurants featuring different flavours of the state and phone facilities spread all over the terminal for the passengers to conveniently use. It has two business centers, for the busy travelers, that come fully equipped with technical support such as speaker phones, photocopiers and fax machines. There is WiFi service available all throughout the airport's terminals so that the passengers can stay connected all the time. The airport also provides assistance to people with disabilities and offers convenient and accessible areas within the terminal.

    The airlines that serve this airport are Air Canada, New England Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Northwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, SATA International, Cape Airlines and Delta Airlines.

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