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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, March 1, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I am very troubled by America's decline around the world. One of the hopes in electing the first half-Black president was that we would gain stature among both our friends and enemies for our "multiculturalism." America would truly be seen as the...
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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Over the past few weeks, we've had several articles on the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) proposal, including a reader survey, articles by proponents and opponents, and several attempts at humor by me about this proposal. PAYT would require that transfer-...
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Green Acton is pleased to announce its new “Green Sidewalks” initiative, to promote walking and physical fitness, to save the planet and reduce the use of global-warming fossil fuels. “As a leader in 'green' thinking, and a charter member of 'Green...
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Mr. Jones: a bigot, a homophobe, a racist, a planet-polluter, a global-warming denier, a hater; in other words, a Conservative, went to Acton Town Hall to ask a couple of questions. He got as far as the front entrance. There, he was met at a table...
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Monday, February 16, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
There is a group of professionals whose job it is to prove that alcohol-serving establishments have violated the law. No, it isn't our local Board of Selectmen. It is personal injury lawyers who specialize in representing people who have been...
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Monday, February 9, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Makaha is a Chinese restaurant on Great Road and has been operating in Acton for 43 years. On January 12, 2015, the Acton Board of Selectmen (BoS) voted to revoke the Makaha's liquor license because of an incident that occurred this past...
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Last Thursday night (2/5/15), the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee (ABRSC) was planning on voting their budget for FY16. Once they vote the budget, they may make future reductions to it, but it cannot go higher. There was a preliminary...
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Friday, February 6, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Town of Acton released their 2014 Gross Wages list and Acton Forum has posted this information at its Links and Docs page. Unlike in prior years, the list was provided as a PDF document and not an Excel file. So we are not going to be easily...
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Acton Leadership Group (ALG) met Thursday morning, 2/5/15, to finalize their recommended plans for Acton's property tax hikes and to make sure the spending boards' expenses would fit with the available revenue. The Board of Selectmen (BoS) and...
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Monday, February 2, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
If you find Clare Jeannotte, the school's Interim Finance Director, please call the school's Lost and Found department. I haven't met Clare, but I got a call last week from someone who claimed to be her. She called to apologize about some incorrect...
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