Campaign hopes to highlight ‘What’s Right About Rhode Island’

(Scott del Sole, WPRI-TV)

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — There is no shortage of negativity in Rhode Island.

To try and turn state-related frowns upside down, a project was rolled out Wednesday to show off “What’s Right About Rhode Island.” The Chafee Center at Bryant University, the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Warwick Mall are putting together an exhibit to create a positive picture of the state and offset what people may consider shortcomings.

The exhibit will be shown at the mall this coming Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with entertainment, prizes and a display installation showing finer points of the state, from businesses to natural wonders.

Raymond Fogarty, the project’s director, said there’s a lot to consider: “Rhode Island has so many attributes, and I’ve been very lucky in my career to go all around the world, as well as the country, and see so many wonderful places, but I always revert back and say ‘Thank God I’m coming home, I enjoy the state of Rhode Island.'”