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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.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Now that our Town Meeting is behind us, we are going to focus on everyone's favorite topic, Acton's property taxes. I've prepared the attached chart to show the last 10 years and the next three projected years of our average single-family property...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
In Acton, it has become conventional wisdom that the schools are supported by parents who move to town to give their kids a great education and thus are generally in favor of higher school spending. These voters are somewhat balanced out by people...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
President Obama will go down as the worst U.S. President in history. He will hold that title for at least the next seven years, depending on how well Hillary performs in her first term. If it's better to have a terrible track record in important...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Blog post by Scott S
There were two votes that I was pleased to see were supported by the people. Both required standing votes because they were too close to call. One was how the funding for the town visiting health services would be partitioned. Enough people...
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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Blog post by Scott S
I’ve been doing a lot of research and asking a lot of questions about PARCC/Common Core and there seems to be no end to evidence that leads me to conclude it is NOT right for Acton and will cost a lot more than projected. To be clear, the projected...
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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
The schools are bribing Acton parents with free babysitting so they can attend Monday and Tuesday night's Town Meeting. This year's school assessment is expected to be a close vote because the Board of Selectmen, for the first time, have voted not...
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Friday, April 4, 2014
I intend to stand up at Town Meeting (on night two) and oppose the motion of the Acton Water District to pass over Article 28.--ground water protection district. I think this is a mistake and Acton needs to pass this article now before the Concord...
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
The School Committee and some school Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs) are in overdrive on a coordinated campaign to mislead the public about the school budget and Acton's assessment. The school's latest PR campaign is happening in the Beacon, in...
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
We have posted the wages for all school personnel for 2013 according to their calendar-year W-2 earnings on our Links & Docs page. We have several previous year's information on the page as well. This year's data does not include titles, but you...
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Some Acton elementary school PTOs are asking parents to act like lemmings and attend the upcoming Town Meeting to support the schools. ("The more parents of school-aged children who attend, the more likely the school budget will pass.") If a lot of...
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