Author Archives: Samuel Gifford Howard
North Smithfield, how a small decision can have repercussions down the line.
Exploring the flag of North Providence, the most-reduced town in Rhode Island, home of turnpikes and exploding gunpowder mill.
In the best case scenario, progressive legislators could control the Senate and utterly transform the way the House legislates.
North Kingstown, the only place in America where someone was dismembered for high treason. And also SeaBees!
Shipwrecks, secession, and scales as Sam Howard examines the flag of New Shoreham (aka Block Island).
This week, we explore Newport, home of naval installations, old mill towers, glorious mansions, and the legacy of the slave trade.
Early focus on reparations ignored that the Mayor is opening a truth and reconciliation process that will force difficult conversations for the City.
Exploring the civic symbols of Narragansett, home to the slave plantations, beach resorts, and squid fishing industry.
Going to the beach at Middeltown, where we’ll see a cool windmill, and some gulls.
What if Rhode Island actually had five political parties instead of two?