Charles Oropallo and Susan Oropallo at the Empire State Building

The Empire State building is an excellent way to experience the awe and massiveness of New York City

Susan Oropallo and Charles Oropallo visited the Empire State Building in New York City on May 20, 2018.
Susan Franklin Oropallo and Charles Oropallo visited the Empire State Building in New York City on May 20, 2018.

While visiting New York City, Charles Oropallo and Susan Franklin Oropallo did the Empire State Building tour. It was the first time since very long ago that they had been visited New York City.

Charles had last visited New York City on numerous occasions while he was working for Amtrak 1971 and 1972.

Charles Oropallo was last in the Empire State building as a child in the early 1960’s – roughly 58 years earlier.

As a youngster, Charles Oropallo was part of the Albany Boys Club on Livingston Avenue in Albany, New York. Charles’s opportunity to go to New York City involved a tour to New York City sponsored by the Albany Boy’s Club. Charles Oropallo traveled for the day by bus with other Boy’s Club members and chaperones from Albany, New York to New York City.

Susan Oropallo had visited the Empire State Building also as a child about 60 years earlier. Her trip to it was sometime around 1956-1957. Susan’s mom, Berta Wood Franklin, was very much into volunteering with the Girl’s Club in Greenfield, MA at that time. A Girl’s Club member, Sally Finn, won a trip to New York City to be interviewed for the news. Susan Oropallo’s mom was to chaperone Sally on the trip. This gave Susan the opportunity to go along.

Charles and Susan were amazed at how it really didn’t seem to have changed a lot since their memories of being up there last. Surrounded by what seems like an infinite sea of buildings it seemed eerily familiar.

More about CharlesWorks

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

Over time, Charles’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.

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More about this Charles Oropallo

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

Access-80 provided personal messaging for local computer enthusiasts. It originally went online from Charles’s residence on Ridge Road in East Greenbush, NY.

Access-80 was purely a hobbyist endeavor Charles undertook while CEO of Oropallo Construction & Electrical Contracting, Inc. 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 dial-up (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 concurrently placed online in Schenectady, NY. It was operated there by a friend of Charles’s, Brian, who worked at Ellis Hospital.

In 1982, Charles moved from the Albany, NY area to April Drive in Nashua, NH, and so did Access-80. You can visit for more details about Access-80.

Before long, Access-80 was run by Charles’s friend Carl concurrently online in Londonderry NH as well as Nashua. Access-80 remained online until 1987.

Charles Oropallo’s Website

Welcome to Charles Oropallo’s website!

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

This particular Charles Oropallo is the Charles Oropallo from Peterborough, New Hampshire who will be sharing in this site. This Charles Oropallo also happens to be the same Charles who is involved with founding CharlesWorks, the web development company which is also located in Peterborough, New Hampshire.