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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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In response to an Acton Forum public document request for “all settlement agreements” in excess of $10,000 from 2010 to the present, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) Superintendent Glenn Brand revealed that such an agreement was...
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Did you see the movie 300? I’d recommend it. It was an historical movie about ancient Athens and Sparta, where 300 Spartans held off an attack at a pass against an insurmountable and overwhelming foe. They knew they would all die, but it was done to...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Dear Chairwoman Rychlik and the A-B Regional School Committee: As you may know, Acton Forum is a community website that offers news and commentary on local Acton issues. Our website is located at http://www.ActonForum.com. Recently we have been...
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Dear Chairman Majors and the Acton Finance Committee: Welcome to the new members and a new fiscal year. The concept of having a town Finance Committee is to give taxpayers some indirect influence over public spending. This is an important (albeit an...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 601 Long-time Acton Finance Committee member, town volunteer, and doer of great town projects, Bill Mullin (see http://actonforum.com/sites/default/files/Mullin.jpg), has retired from FinCom, with his last meeting on May 26, 2015...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is now playing games with the freedom of information laws in Massachusetts by refusing to follow the clear instructions of the Secretary of State's Public Records Division after the Division's Supervisor...
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
No, this isn't the title of a new reality show on TV. As my regular readers know, logic is important to me. And something has been bothering me about global warming that I finally spent some time trying to figure out, and this article is the result...
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
STATE ORDERS RELEASE OF DOCUMENTS Three months ago, Acton Forum did a series of articles on a departed AB Regional School District administrator, Liza Huber, who continued to be paid by the school despite apparently having left the system months...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 503 This is the third part in my mini-series on waste and government monopolies. In the first part (http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/being-paid-watch-tv), I discussed what is government waste. Wasteful spending is paying...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) issued a ruling on May 22 overturning the Acton Board of Selectmen's (BOS) decision to revoke the Makaha's liquor license. The BOS held a hearing in early January based on an incident in November,...
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