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Acton Forum has taken the strong but justified step to call for the resignation of the Chair and the former Chair of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee. To read why, click here: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/time-go-krishnamurthy-and-brolin

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The top candidates in the September Third Congressional District Democratic party primary finished with less than 1% difference in their vote totals. A vote recount was requested, and I witnessed the recount as a Registrar of Voters for Acton. This...
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(The article below is written by one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed to prevent the Town of Acton from funding church projects through the Community Preservation Act (CPA) program. The views below are the personal opinions of the author who...
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Blog post by AllenN
I voted to approve legalization of marijuana in 2016, but I will be voting Yes at Monday’s Special Town Meeting to ban retail marijuana sales in Acton. I’m not a marijuana user. The last time I tried it was in Amsterdam about 10 years ago, and it...
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Is marijuana a “gateway” drug to the use of more dangerous substances? No, it is not, as shown by studies in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2006 and the British Journal of Addiction in 2002. Over 107 million Americans have tried marijuana....
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Acton has been evenly divided on this issue since the November 2016 ballot question. Out of over 12,500 voters in that election, the question to legalize at the state level passed in Acton by only 544 votes. At a heavily-attended Special Town...
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Please introduce yourself by providing some background and some of your ideas for the Town of Acton. My name is John Mangiaratti and I started as Acton’s Town Manager on July 1, 2018. My prior experience includes serving as Deputy Town Manager in...
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On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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