CHARLESTOWN â€“ The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.
But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimerâ€™s Disease? And, itâ€™s the only disease in the top 10 that canâ€™t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association of America, 5.4 million Americanâ€™s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimerâ€™s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimerâ€™s.