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We are a group of Acton, Massachusetts citizens who have been involved in local town politics, attending Town Meetings, and participating in various boards or committees, and who are committed to the open and free exchange of ideas.

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Blog post by AllenN
Acton taxpayers, be prepared for more property tax increases, as our town leadership and elected officials refuse to stem the tide in rising employee salaries and benefits, while School officials are seemingly planning a Proposition 2 1/2 override...
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Blog post by AllenN
Acton Forum has filed an Open Meeting Law complaint with the School Committee (SC) because the school has refused to release the Executive Session (ES) minutes from two meetings in which the Committee and Superintendent Glenn Brand decided to part...
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Blog post by AllenN
I was driving up to New Hampshire to do some Father's Day shopping at BJ's in Nashua. We make the trip every couple of months to stock up on staples. And as I was driving, I began thinking about a Massachusetts tax "policy" that is just wrong. It is...
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Blog post by Scott S
You may be aware of terrible persecutions of Christians around the world. I became aware of this topic and found a non-profit group dedicated to educating Americans about this issue: In Defense of Christians (IDC). They are trying to make a...
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Dear School Committee, We represent a group of Acton-Boxborough residents who share the goal of hiring the best possible Superintendent for our school system. Some of us remain in a sort of grieving process, as we are still trying to come to terms...
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Blog post by AllenN
If anyone had any illusions about how unimportant having the right Superintendent for our school system is, those have been dashed by recent developments. I'll bet everyone now knows that we need a top candidate to lead our system and "second best"...
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Blog post by AllenN
Last article, I wrote about my disappointment that the "recommendations" that came out of the School's elementary-school-building process didn't include any estimate of costs or potential impact on our taxes. This surely can't be an oversight since...
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Blog post by AllenN
I attended the School Committee meeting last night (6/8/17) to continue to follow the issue of the resignation of Superintendent Brand, which had a couple of pertinent items on the agenda. For those looking to get involved in the next Superintendent...
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In a world gone mad, one town caught is scandal fights to keep from ripping at the seams. What can help these people? FUN! CASH! TOGETHERNESS!! A TREASURE HUNT! Get a friend or family member, throw the kids in the car, get members of a sports...
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Blog post by AllenN
Blog Post by Allen Nitschelm The website is fixed, for now! Today's article picks up the issue of the imminent departure of AB Superintendent Glenn Brand, who most people (at least parents in the community) think was doing a very good job. Having...
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