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Grandniece of T.F. Green Weighs In On Changing Name of Providence Airport

Keena Palmer, grandniece of Theodore Francis Green (1867-1966), says there’s no reason to change the name of the airport in Warwick, Rhode Island that serves Providence to Rhode Island International Airport, as some airport officials are suggesting. Green was governor when the airport changed from a closely mowed pasture to a modern airport in 1935, and he later went on to a long career in the U.S. Senate; Palmer said: “All they have to do is add ‘international’ to the end of the name. You’ve got LaGuardia. You’ve got JFK. No one needs to tell them they’re in New York.”



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