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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.

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
This is beginning to sound like a soap opera. Once again, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is calling the Makaha to a hearing regarding another alleged incident involving "over-service" of alcohol. Except that there was no "over-service" whatsoever. The...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I’ve been upset by the nuclear non-proliferation negotiations we’ve been having with Iran. The goal is actually fine: prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons through negotiations and diplomacy, rather than the use of force. Obama made the right...
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Friday, April 10, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The recent evidence that Acton residents are getting disengaged from local politics is piling up. And while there are probably several causes for this, I can think of a few that our town leaders should address. Unfortunately, many of them don't see...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Acton has what appears to be a small but vocal “green” community that can count on its members to come out to vote at Town Meeting but which doesn’t appear to be enjoying the support of the majority of residents. What this is based on is three facts...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Blog post by cseward
And how can Acton residents reduce their disposal costs? Acton once had its own landfill, but that was closed many years ago. There are no new ones being opened in Acton because it is too expense to guarantee that it will not cause seepage into...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Kelly’s Corner reconstruction project is nearing completion, with just one very small part remaining, according to Tom Bosley (no relation to the actor). "We have had 10 phases to this project so far, with countless studies, forums, design-...
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Blog post by Scott S
Many students in Acton and Boxborough were taking MCAS tests recently. Although I’m thankful that they weren’t subjected to PARCC testing, the more I learn about standardized tests in general, the more I don’t like them. I can understand the one-...
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On April 6, the residents of Acton will be asked to support a non-binding resolution at the Annual Town Meeting to implement Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) at our transfer station. The stated goal is to reduce trash disposal costs and increase recycling....
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Blog post by jim_snydergrant
My thanks to Allen for creating a great place for discussing issues. I've been reviewing the articles and comments, including the many questions and comments that came in with the survey, and other questions that came up at the March 4th forum at...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 402 In my series on what it means to be a fiscal conservative, I am trying to explain the thinking behind my beliefs. I am doing this to educate others so they get an insight into the 'fiscal conservative' mind. As much as our...
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