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About Progressive Charlestown

This blog was created to promote a conversation around issues and opportunities for the town of Charlestown, Rhode Island. As public interest in Progressive Charlestown has grown we have responded by expanding the range of topics covered.

Opinions expressed in each article here are those of the author. While some contributors are members of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC), this blog is not related to the CDTC and the postings are not meant to represent the views of the CDTC.

We take our journalistic responsibility to get our facts right very seriously, and we work hard to do the research and get every story right. We correct errors as soon as we learn of them and are able to confirm the correct information, by correcting the appropriate story along with a notice to the reader explaining what was corrected and why.

So if you spot a mistake, be sure to pull our chain by sending an email to

Caveat: This policy applies only to actual facts. Differences of opinion or interpretation are not facts, and we stand on our opinions and interpretations unless and until new information causes us to rethink them.

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Readers of Progressive Charlestown have become the best informed members of our community and we love feedback from our readers:

My husband and I are enjoying your blog immensely!  It is informative and humorous.  We love the graphics!  Cheeky indeed.  We don't always agree, but you state your case clearly and we know where you stand.  You are doing a service to the town of Charlestown!  Thank you for the time you put into this.  
Email from a reader, May 17, 2011

“the edge is welcome”, 
David Scharfenberg, review of Progressive Charlestown in The Phoenix, April 26, 2011

"Boy! Anonymous doesn't like anything you write.
from a comment on June 30, 2011

"The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does." Immanuel Kant

“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
Frederick Douglass

"There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies."
Walter Lippman