Welcome to ActonForum.com!

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.

Our most recent articles are below. To read past articles, click on "Current Newsletter" to the left for all posts or "Acton Blogs" for posts by a specific blogger.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
What a fantastic day just two weeks ago as the voters nationwide repudiated Obama-style socialism in electing a landslide-worth of Republicans all across the country. The election writing had been on the wall for months when President Obama decided...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
President Barack Obama held a news conference at Andrews Air Force Base upon his return to Washington, in which he said he had a very successful Asian trip, including major new agreements with China. Things got a bit unruly when he moved into the...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
A good socialist believes that "the end justifies the means." They believe there are certain policies that are so beneficial to so many people that it is fine to lie, cheat, or steal your way to victory because there is a greater good involved....
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Monday, November 10, 2014
Blog post by CharlieAF
This Wednesday, November 12th, voters will decide whether Acton will maintain its highly rated Nursing Service or whether it will be closed, almost immediately. The key vote is a $165,000 supplemental appropriation under Article 2 to provide funds...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Monday, November 3, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
There is a Special Town Meeting in Acton called for Wednesday night, November 12, 2014. The meeting will start at 7 pm in the usual place, the ABRHS Auditorium, which is at the back entrance to the High School off Hayward Rd. I expect there to be...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Steve Ledoux, Town Manager, is working to implement a “Pay as You Throw” system (PAYT) at our beloved Transfer Station. He believes this action will stimulate more Acton citizens to recycle and ultimately save residents money. Are residents...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 301 Conservatives have long argued for a federal balanced budget. Running deficits creates a lot of problems, although deficit spending isn't the only way that our politicians can spend our future wealth. (Unfunded liabilities...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
President George W. Bush invaded Iraq because it had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and it was refusing to turn over those weapons to the UN. So we went in, removed a brutal dictator, and ended up mucking up the whole region. Afterwards, no WMDs...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Blog post by Scott S
One student advancing through elementary and secondary school produces an impressive amount of papers, tests, worksheets, artwork, and other projects. Taken together, these products measure the student’s progress and are intended to demonstrate...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------
Monday, October 13, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 207 Let me start by saying that our economy can't survive long-term if everything we do is based on deficit spending. Many people remember that during a couple of Bill Clinton's years as President, we had a modest surplus in...
Read More...
------------------------------------------------