Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard

What’s happening in Our Backyard?

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In his University of Rhode Island lab, Otto Gregory is working to make the world a safer place. The chemical engineering professor has developed a sensor that detects traces of triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, an explosive commonly used by suicide bombers, including those in last year’s terrorist attack on Paris. What makes his sensor extraordinary […]

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The nation’s largest manufacturer of wool blankets has been doing business in Our Backyard since 1937. The Brickle Group’s family of Woonsocket factories makes yarn for baseballs, blankets for summer camps and disaster relief organizations and fabric for uniforms. Its clients include Major League Baseball, the U.S. Army, and the National Park Service. “Our longevity […]

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In the lush beauty of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Aurea – a Rhode Island-based ensemble of performance artists – explored the alchemy of music and words in their presentation of New & Dangerous Opinions of Roger Williams. Consuelo Sherba, violist, is a founding member and artistic director of Aurea. She has been on […]

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Garland Writing Instruments is located in an historic mill along the Pawtuxet River in Coventry. The 45,000-square-foot facility turns out hundreds of thousands of promotional items a year boasting the names and logos of companies like GM, Ford, and Nike. Not only are the pens made in Rhode Island, but a lot of the material […]

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from Forbes 30 under 30 2016: “Furniture design quartet Greycork offers an alternative to IKEA, producing simple, elegant furniture that can be assembled in minutes with no tools.” Greycork, an entrepreneurial furniture studio based in Providence, has recently been getting a lot of media attention – it has been touted as  the “better alternative to […]

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