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Blog post by AllenN
A few days ago, some neo-Nazis and White Supremacists tried to hold a march in Charlottesville, VA, and were prevented from doing so on a pretext. The pretext was the concern over crowd control, but the real reason was to suppress their members' and...
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Blog post by AllenN
"Hey Clint, how have you been?" "Fantastic!" Fantastic was Clint Seward's favorite word, and one which I now use, but not with the same relish and enthusiasm. Nobody could "out-fantastic" Mr. Fantastic himself. Clint was an eternal optimist. No...
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Blog post by jim_snydergrant
At the April 2016 Acton Town Meeting, voters approved the Town pursuing a municipal electrical aggregation program. The fruits of this vote will show up, for most of us, in our October electricity bills, in which the energy supplier will change from...
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Acton Forum has learned that Kristina Rychlik is now a former member of the AB School Committee (SC). Rychlik resigned recently following repeated calls from members of the community and Acton Forum to step down over her role in the removal of Glenn...
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Blog post by AllenN
Two weeks ago, Acton Forum released the unredacted minutes to two secret executive session (ES) meetings of the AB Regional School Committee. The School Committee (SC) met to criticize Superintendent of Schools Glenn Brand's professional performance...
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When the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee (SC) and Dr. Glenn Brand released their joint announcement in mid-May of the Superintendent's resignation effective as of June 30, the reaction of the community was surprise bordering on shock....
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"I think it may be best if the School Committee considers hiring an external candidate to fill the role of Interim Superintendent," Marie Altieri wrote in a letter to the School Committee on May 29th, around the time the School Committee was...
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Acton Forum recently released the unredacted minutes of two executive sessions in which former School Superintendent Glenn Brand was forced to resign by a secret cabal of School Committee leaders. That article is available here: http://www....
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Following the unprecedented and overwhelmingly negative reaction by Acton and Boxborough residents to the May 18, 2017 surprise announcement of AB School Superintendent Glenn Brand’s resignation due to “educational and operational philosophies” that...
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The School District today released a letter by School Committee (SC) member Diane Baum, dated June 26, 2017, which was first discussed at the School Committee meeting of June 30. This letter was not included in the packet of materials available...
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