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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.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Blog post by Mark Lo
Rapscallion Table and Tap 5 Strawberry Hill Road Acton, MA (978) 429-8161 http://drinkrapscallion.com/restaurant/ Roughly 20 years ago, I was a member of a dining club that held monthly events. At one of those gatherings, we had a special guest,...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Blog post by Scott S
There is a Citizen’s Petition currently circulating throughout Acton with the purpose of delaying the replacement of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing with the Partners for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (...
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Friday, August 28, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I attended my first meeting of the Senior Center Study Committee (SCSC) this morning at the library, and witnessed a virtual implosion of the group. I am following this issue because I spoke against the 2012 proposal at annual Town Meeting and was...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Acton Forum has asked questions and requested documents from the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) related to the abrupt departure of a long-time top School administrator, Liza Huber, the former Director of Pupil Services, who...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015
The Dedham, MA public school system announced the hiring of Liza Huber-O’Connell on August 4, 2015, as their Director of Special Education. Huber-O’Connell spent over 30 years in the Acton and Acton-Boxborough school districts and as the Director...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I am so excited that there will be a new Star Wars movie out in a few months. I saw a trailer recently with an aged Harrison Ford reprising his role as Hans Solo. It should be fun, probably campy, with lots of light-saber and spaceship action. I can...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I'm getting very tired of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Instead of acting like a candidate, she acts like a Queen who decides what questions to answer and how to answer them. While having experience is a necessary prerequisite to...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Meet Acton's highest paid employee. No, she's not our Town Manager ($179,000 last year) or our Superintendent of Schools ($180,000 last year). Meet Marilyn Bisbicos, the School's new Interim Director of Pupil Services, taking home $182,636. And that...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Let's pretend for a moment. Let's say the Selectmen (BOS) showed up on a Monday night for a hearing. Each of the five members had never been to a meeting before, or maybe had just watched a couple on TV. They were random Acton citizens picked out of...
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Monday, July 27, 2015
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SET FOR AUGUST 4, 2015, TO ACQUIRE LAND AND SETTLE LITIGATION The Town has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Tuesday, August 4th at 7:00 pm at the High School Auditorium. Voters will consider whether to purchase property...
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