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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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Acton Forum has taken the strong but justified step to call for the resignation of the Chair and the former Chair of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee. To read why, click here: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/time-go-krishnamurthy-and-brolin

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Acton Forum has contacted the candidates running in the upcoming election for the Board of Selectmen. Dean Charter has submitted the following announcement and introduction and we thank him for his contribution. I am pleased to announce my...
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Acton Forum has contacted the candidates running in the upcoming election for the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday March 26, 2019. The first candidate to reply was David Martin and we thank him for his contribution. After a decade (8 as chair) on the...
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Acton Forum contacted the Acton Police Department about their involvement in the public schools and how they discuss online safety. We thank them for providing the following summary. The Acton Police Department has a pair of daytime SRO’s (School...
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My family has a thing for superhero movies. Avengers, Star Wars, Wonder Woman. My favorite is still the first Guardians of the Galaxy; I have a Groot sticker on my laptop. Allegedly the reason we see so many superhero movies is because of the two...
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Acton Forum contacted several religious leaders in Acton and Boxborough requesting a seasonal message. After reading the article in the Boston Globe from 12/16 about suicides among young people from our communities, many of us are left with more...
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Acton Forum contacted several religious leaders in Acton and Boxborough requesting a seasonal message. This idea was inspired after reading the article in the Boston Globe from 12/16 about suicides among young people from our communities. Many of...
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The top candidates in the September Third Congressional District Democratic party primary finished with less than 1% difference in their vote totals. A vote recount was requested, and I witnessed the recount as a Registrar of Voters for Acton. This...
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(The article below is written by one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed to prevent the Town of Acton from funding church projects through the Community Preservation Act (CPA) program. The views below are the personal opinions of the author who...
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Blog post by AllenN
I voted to approve legalization of marijuana in 2016, but I will be voting Yes at Monday’s Special Town Meeting to ban retail marijuana sales in Acton. I’m not a marijuana user. The last time I tried it was in Amsterdam about 10 years ago, and it...
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Is marijuana a “gateway” drug to the use of more dangerous substances? No, it is not, as shown by studies in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2006 and the British Journal of Addiction in 2002. Over 107 million Americans have tried marijuana....
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