Author Archives: Samuel Gifford Howard

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!

Friday Flagging: New Shoreham

Shipwrecks, secession, and scales as Sam Howard examines the flag of New Shoreham (aka Block Island).

Friday Flagging: Newport

This week, we explore Newport, home of naval installations, old mill towers, glorious mansions, and the legacy of the slave trade.

Truth and Reconciliation and Reparations in Providence

Early focus on reparations ignored that the Mayor is opening a truth and reconciliation process that will force difficult conversations for the City.

Friday Flagging: Narragansett

Exploring the civic symbols of Narragansett, home to the slave plantations, beach resorts, and squid fishing industry.

Friday Flagging: Middletown

Going to the beach at Middeltown, where we’ll see a cool windmill, and some gulls.

What Would Multiparty Democracy in RI Look Like?

What if Rhode Island actually had five political parties instead of two?