With less than 8,000 people, beautiful beaches and forests and relative affluence, you’d think Charlestown would be a tranquil place. But don’t believe it. Politics is almost always a blood sport, and it seems that the smaller the setting, the bloodier it gets.
The dominant political group in Charlestown is called the Charlestown Citizens Alliance, or CCA. They are closely related to the RI Statewide Coalition (which is headquartered in Charlestown). The CCA has taken over from the GOP as the voice of the elite, with a little dash of Tea Party flavoring.
To give you a taste of Charlestown politics, come visit Progressive Charlestown.
Our hot topic in town is a move by our CCA-controlled Town Council to begin purging town staff who hold politically incorrect thoughts.
Here’s the story from Rhode Island’s Down Under:
Charlestown Citizens Alliance launches purge against town staff
Town Hall morale has always been a problem, but it seems to be at an all-time low, as the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) appears poised to try to clean house.
|Boss Gentz – trying to figure out which way the wind blows|
|Councilor Lisa DiBello – pay-back time|
|Federal overseer Charlie Vandemoer|