Friday Flagging returns to visit the very Italian Town of Johnston.
Each Friday, I look at the flags and associated symbols of cities and towns in Rhode Island. This week, we
Hopkinton, where the town arms exercise the right to bear arms.
Examining the flag of Glocester, a place of Ancients and Horribles, Dorr rebels, and elephant-murderers.
A look at the flag of Foster, the town that was born in a sort-of-gerrymander in the midst of revolution, and then named after a living person.
Every Friday until November, I’ll be doing a deep dive into the flags (and accompanying civic symbols) of cities and
East Providence: Rhode Island’s alpha and omega, the city that stands astride two states.
Anchors and hourglasses galore as Friday Flagging goes to the seat of Kent County.
Cumberland builds deep, resonant meaning into a relatively simple design.
Cranston is Rhode Island’s second largest city (according to Census Bureau estimates). Like a lot of West Bay municipalities, Cranston’s