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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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Blog post by AllenN
Every American is supposed to follow the U.S. Constitution. It is the law of the land. The Supreme Court does not decide whether the Constitution has been violated until it is asked to review a decision that has already been made, perhaps years...
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Blog post by AllenN
When you subsidize something, you tend to get more of it. Massachusetts has a Constitutional prohibition against funding churches, yet many towns have used their Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to financially support churches when doing...
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The Supervisor of Records in the Secretary of State's office has again denied the School Committee’s (SC) attempt to withhold sections of public documents related to the executive session minutes in which Elizabeth Huber-O'Connell was apparently...
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Blog post by AllenN
In an amazing editing job, Acton Forum has created an incredible 47-second video clip which completely and totally summarized the May 24, 2017 AB Regional School Committee meeting. This was the meeting held in the high school auditorium to answer...
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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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