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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 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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Monday, July 27, 2015
Acton Forum asked the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) for copies of all “settlement agreements” it had signed with current or former school employees that exceeded $10,000 in value from 2010 to the present. We were told that there...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 603 Wouldn't it be nice if we could just suspend the laws of economics and reality and just declare everyone a millionaire? Isn't it sad that so many people are burdened with having to pay bills? And what is even worse is that...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Makaha Chinese restaurant has had another hearing before Acton's Board of Selectmen (BOS) on July 20, 2015, with the threat of a license revocation hanging over their heads, but the BOS decided that no violation had occurred on a 4-0 vote. You...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Iranian nuclear deal is a terrible deal for the United States and the West. It would be nice to think that we can negotiate with a rogue, terrorist-sponsoring nation whose dictatorial regime has weekly prayer meetings that preach “Death to...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Makaha restaurant can’t catch a break in the town of Acton. The Board of Selectmen (BOS) will be conducting yet another spurious hearing on the Makaha liquor license for an incident that happened last April, when a driver was pulled over and...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Ripley's Believe it or Not, which runs a series of tourist attractions in major U.S. and international cities, has agreed to be the lead sponsor for Acton's Special Town Meeting on August 4, during the Dog Days of Summer. Yes, believe it or not,...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
SCHOOL HAS SPENT OVER $15,000 IN LEGAL FEES TO FIGHT PUBLIC DISCLOSURE In response to an Open Meeting Law complaint by Acton Forum to the Attorney General’s (AG) office, the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) has been ordered to...
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