Two concerts – New ways to send us comments

Friday, July 22, 7:00 pm
Cross Mills Library – Summer Concert Series
Baker Brothers Trio, a tribute to Wes Montgomery. (No charge)

Sunday, July 24, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ninigret Park Concert Series (No charge)
Johnny Nicholas and the Texas All Stars
Bring your own chairs or blanket, food and beverages, no alcoholic beverages
More about Johnny Nicholas

Check out http://charlestowncitizens.org/local-news/cbb/ for lots more to do locally
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Below is a comment sent by an e-mail list member in response to the legislature’s bill to increase density near wetlands and other constrained land. These and your other comments are now at our website at http://charlestowncitizens.org/mailbox/your-comments/ Have a look and let us know what you think.

“I moved to Charlestown from a town in another State that grew from 5000 people in 1974 to 85,000 people in 2000. In 26 years the population increased 17 fold, it took 30 minutes to go from one end of town to the opposite end where it took 5 minutes in 1974. The roads were crowded, the population transient, building contractors were always trying to buy up smaller homes and replace them with larger or high rising buildings on the same lot. Schools increased ten fold, but only one high school served the town. It was crowded and continually was added to or mobile classrooms were essential. Shopping malls were added every year and traffic signals were needed at every street corner. Last month I went back to visit friends. I believe that town has topped 100,000 people. The area of that town is about the same as Charlestown. I am so glad I moved to Charlestown. Tension levels while driving are high, and don’t make a wrong turn or slow down on a yellow light. How could anyone, who doesn’t have to, want to live in congestion like that?”

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Charlestown Citizens Alliance Steering Committee
http://charlestowncitizens.org/