Charles Oropallo

Charles Oropallo went to Bishop Gibbons High School

Charles is a graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady, New York.


In 1969 Charles entered and served three years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Among other things while in the Marines, he was trained in electronics, in telecommunications maintenance, and in special forces as a scout sniper in forced recon. Charles was honorably discharged in April 1972. This icon links to the official USMC website.

Charles Oropallo was in the United States Marine Corps USMC

Charles Oropallo founded Access-80 in 1977

In November 1977, Charles authored and implemented an online Bulletin Board System (BBS) called Access-80. It operated on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I, Level II microcomputer. Its purpose was to provide an email system for local computer enthusiasts. It was placed online in East Greenbush, New York. Shortly after, it was concurrently placed online in Schenectady, New York. In 1982, Charles moved from the Albany, New York area to Nashua, New Hampshire, and so did Access-80. Charles's Nashua Access-80 setup is shown at the left. It was not long before it was concurrently online in Londonderry as well as Nashua. Access-80 was online until 1987.


Later, Charles earned a Paralegal/Legal Assistant certificate from Blackstone School of Law. This icon links to their website.


Charles Oropallo earned his Associate of Arts summa cum laude and his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude

Charles then earned an Associate of Arts, summa cum laude, in Liberal Studies from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. He continued on to complete his Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Human Services, also at New England College. This icon links to NEC's website.


He completed his graduate studies at the McGregor School of Antioch University, earning his Master of Arts in Psychology. Charles's master's thesis was titled Rehabilitating Incarcerated Criminal Offenders: The Change Process. This icon links to Antioch's website.

Charles Oropallo earned his Master of Arts in Psychology

Charles Oropallo is the State Coordinator of the Alternatives to Violence Project in New Hampshire

Charles is a trained, certified Lead Facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). He has remained involved with AVP-NH since 1993. He has been its website administrator since April 1999. He was the organization's secretary from November 1999 until April 2001. Since November 2000 he has taken on the responsibility of heading up the organization by holding the position of the organization's State Coordinator. Charles has facilitated workshops in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Nigeria.

If you have realized that just complaining about the violence in the world today doesn't seem to be solving the problem, then take action and do something about it! Start right now by taking the first step: checking out the local AVP website to find out how you can help. Just click on the icon to the left. There are many other links to related organizations there, as well.


Charles owns and operates CharlesWorks, LLC. Operating since June 15th, 1998, this company grew out of Charles's sincere desire to help others. One if his goals was to provide affordable and reliable hosting and web presence solutions for individuals and small companies alike. CharlesWorks designs websites, builds websites and specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). CharlesWorks owns its own infrastructure, providing website hosting on its own servers. CharlesWorks currently has servers located in Peterborough, Dublin, and Antrim, New Hampshire as well as backup systems in Florida, Virginia, and Ohio. CharlesWorks also sells pre-owned computer related parts & equipment, recycled & new software products, and used computer books & manuals.

Charles Oropallo has been with CharlesWorks since 1998



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