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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 206 There are lots of major financial purchases people make in their lives. Saving and paying for college is one of them. Financially, college is thought to be an excellent investment. Those with college degrees end up earning...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Blog post by ThePhilosopher
On September 30, the gang met the police at the Nashoba Sportsmen’s Club for a talk on firearms and use of force. Our instructors were Officer Dan Silva and Officer Cooney. Much of the talk surrounded the nature of the process of escalation. This...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
FC 205, PART TWO In Part One (http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/when-government-right-solution), I discussed the issue of when should the government provide services. There are some services government must provide, some that it should never...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Blog post by cseward
Ten years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. It almost killed me, but here I am, two years cancer-free and in good health. A ten year battle like that makes you take stock and makes you look back at the things that helped you to come through a time...
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Blog post by Mark Lo
Ixtapa 103 Nagog Park Acton, MA (978) 429-8251 http://ixtapacantina.com What can I say about 103 Nagog Park, other than it’s been home to a long line of failed restaurants, including two Mexican eateries? With its opening on September 21st, Ixtapa...
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