Charles Tool Kit

Is the Charles Oropallo in this Charles Tool Kit site the same one writing The CW Corner articles?

Charles Oropallo, CharlesWorks founder, Peterborough NH
Charles Oropallo, CharlesWorks founder and owner, Peterborough NH

In a nutshell, this is that same Charles Oropallo!

There are numerous individuals on the planet named Charles Oropallo. That came as quite a surprise to Charles! Growing up, this Charles Oropallo was never able to find another Charles Oropallo.

This is the Charles Oropallo from Peterborough, New Hampshire who will be supplying tools for the Charles Tool Kit in this site. That Charles is the same Charles Oropallo who is involved with founding CharlesWorks LLC, the web development company that’s also, coincidentally, located in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

More about this Charles Oropallo

In November 1977, this Charles Oropallo authored and implemented a Bulletin Board System (BBS). He called it called Access-80. The BBS operated on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I, Level II microcomputer. There were few of such systems online devoted to public use on the entire planet at that time.

Access-80 provided personal messaging and information for local computer enthusiasts. It originally went online from Charles Oropallo’s residence on Ridge Road in East Greenbush, NY. Access-80 was a hobbyist endeavor that Charles enjoyed sharing with the world while running Oropallo Construction full time.

A 300 baud modem and home brewed auto answering device connected it to dial-up over phone lines. Relative speed and technological changes have been immense – today’s dialup (if you can even find it at all) at its fastest speed is 53,000 bits per second compared to 300 then!

Access-80 was also online in Schenectady, NY. It was operated there by a friend of Charles’s, Brian, who worked at Ellis Hospital.

Charles moved from the Albany, NY area to April Drive in Nashua, NH in 1982, and so did Access-80. An old photo of Charles’s original Nashua Access-80 setup is shown at

Before long Access-80 was running online in Londonderry NH as well as Nashua. Access-80 remained online until 1987.

Charles founded CharlesWorks in June 1998 in order to provide reliable and affordable hosting and web development solutions. During the initial stages of Charles Oropallo’s work he was only providing Internet connectivity for several personal and organizational websites at very low speed.

Over time, Charles Oropallo’s desire to provide reliable (as well as still being affordable) Internet (website development) solutions moved CharlesWorks into more commercially oriented markets. Despite focusing on business websites, Charles’s team still helps individuals get personal sites and blogs on the web.

Let the CharlesWorks team get you out here onto your own web site today! Email us at or just check us out at for an affordable solution coupled with the best customer service in the field.

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Go to http://CharlesWorks.Domains or call any of the friendly and helpful staff at CharlesWorks today at 603-924-9867 to see how easy it is for us to help you get started!