Warwick, RI — Monday, Oct. 13, marks the annual commemoration of Columbus Day, a national holiday honoring the explorer Christopher Columbus, who landed on an island in the Bahamas in 1492.
And while history has shown that Columbus was most likely not the first person to land on American soil, he was the most famous European in the Renaissance Era to make the journey east and make landfall. [It’s probably instructive to note that Latin American countries call it “Day of the Race,” which may be a reference to the competition among European nations to see which would reach the New World first.]
TF Green State Airport is operating, with arrival and departure schedules online.
Banks are also closed or holding limited hours.
If you’re trying to see if a local restaurant is open, search by type and location on Warwick Post Directory for addresses and phone numbers.
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