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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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Acton Forum has taken the strong but justified step to call for the resignation of two members of the AB Regional School Committee, both former Chairs. To read why, click here: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/time-go-krishnamurthy-and-brolin

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Blog post by Scott Smyers
This Blog is a continuation of Part 1, posted on October 27, 2019. To read part one, CLICK HERE To quantify the population of non-citizen lawbreakers within Acton between November 1, 2017 and November 1, 2019 Acton Forum asked Deputy Chief of...
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Blog post by AllenN
The last couple of weeks has been a great reminder of why I took an extended break from local town politics, and how much I now need another. I am "feeling sorry" but the question for my readers is who am I feeling sorry for? (Perhaps it is me...
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In his Acton Forum "Acton : Vote No Ballot Question One" article: acton-vote-no-ballot-question-one-school-building, Allen Nitschelm explains why he thinks that the proposed new three-story, 170,000 square foot school building is unnecessary, and...
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Blog post by Scott Smyers
I have several concerns related to the building project as it relates to how education will be implemented in the future 50 years. Investing over $100 Million is worth considering every reasonable alternative. First, let's look back on the past 50...
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Blog post by AllenN
Acton voters will be asked to approve three Proposition 2½ overrides this Tuesday, December 17, at the ballot box. Voters may cast their ballot between 7 am and 8 pm. For more information, see the Town of Acton’s website here: Polling locations I...
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In an effort to engage more of our community in the upcoming special election on December 17, 2019, we have created a Facebook page and invite anyone interested in this topic to Like or Follow the page and spread the word among your friends and...
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Blog post by AllenN
Joann Berry, our new Town Moderator, has already distinguished herself. She has shown that she has the raw power to silence her political opponents at Town Meeting. Nicely done! (cue the laugh track). Ms. Berry and I have a bit of history going...
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Blog post by AllenN
There is a town election coming this Tuesday Dec. 17. Your vote will determine three Proposition 2 1/2 overrides for a total increase to the Average Single Family (ASF) property tax bill of between $570-$657 per year for 30 years. Polls open at 7 am...
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Blog post by AllenN
Acton Town Moderator Joann Berry has disappeared. If you see her, please have her call me. My home number is ...... I know Ms. Berry was in town last week, because I attended the Special Town Meeting. And I assume she will be in town tonight...
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Blog post by AllenN
Hello Acton! It has been a long time since I’ve written an article for Acton Forum. I’ve been keeping busy with my new Boston Globe media criticism project (see www.PublicEditorMA.com) as well as engaging in some very fun hobbies as time allows. I...
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