Author Archives: Samuel Gifford Howard

Friday Flagging: Providence

The politics of logos, seals, and flags in a diverse city with a lot of strong-willed people. And can you even make a flag to represent Providence?

A Nearly 4000 Word History of Providence, RI

A history of Providence in less than 4,000 words. But not all of the history of Providence by far.

Why We Have Primaries, and Why We Shouldn’t Have Them Any More

September 8th will be the only election for many Rhode Islanders where there’s more than one candidate on the ballot. We should change that.

Friday Flagging: September Update

A brief update on where the project is at, and other flag news.

Friday Flagging: Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Rhode Island: home of the only good town flag in RI?

Friday Flagging: Pawtucket

Pawtucket, a city astride two states, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and also a hotbed of the labor movement.

Friday Flagging: North Smithfield

North Smithfield, how a small decision can have repercussions down the line.

Friday Flagging: North Providence

Exploring the flag of North Providence, the most-reduced town in Rhode Island, home of turnpikes and exploding gunpowder mill.

Progressives in RI stand on precipice of power

In the best case scenario, progressive legislators could control the Senate and utterly transform the way the House legislates.

Friday Flagging: North Kingstown

North Kingstown, the only place in America where someone was dismembered for high treason. And also SeaBees!