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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, July 25, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 105 I like to throw around the phrase that our President is a socialist, and I believe it is true. But there are many people who think this is a slur. I don't intend it as such. I believe it is descriptive of his motives and...
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
I rarely read the Boston Globe anymore as it is simply a shill for the Democratic party. Today's propoganda had two headline stories about illegal immigrant children who were making incredible sacrifices to get to the U.S.. One was an 18-year-old...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 104 One day about six or eight years ago, I was channel surfing and I saw a guy who looked vaguely familiar addressing a group about the economy. This guy was Jack Kemp, former NFL quarterback and former Congressman from Buffalo...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 103 In the last article (http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/mountain-full-donkeys) I gave an example of two businesses, one run by private enterprise and the other by the government, both operating donkey rides up a mountain...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 102 Here is my second article on fiscal conservatism. The goal of this series is to explain why I believe in fiscal conservatism and some of the thinking behind it. For fellow conservatives, this will seem obvious stuff. But our...
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
This Route 2 highway sign is part of a new educational series for Massachusetts drivers. The other signs in the series include "TREE -->", "CAR -->" and "ROAD V" (down arrow). Send us your funny picture and if we use it, we will send you a...
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
In the last few days, I've had the pleasure of driving down High Street in South Acton several times. What is normally a pleasant little drive was a mini-nightmare of "Waiting for Godot" as trucks scooped dirt into a dumptruck while a line of cars...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Lalli Tower, the new 110-story office-building, retail-industrial-commercial-residential complex scheduled to be constructed in Acton, has hit a snag, according to the Commonwealth's Transportation Czar, John X. Macpherson. "The best laid plans of...
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Governor Deval Patrick announced the newest public-works project to be funded under the little-used federal stimulus program, a large office-tower, retail-shopping-residential-commercial-industrial complex in Acton, Massachusetts. Modeled after...
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Blog post by Scott S
There are many, many breaking stories on Common Core and PARCC testing from MA and around the country since my last blog a little more than two weeks ago. http://actonforum.com/blogs/scott-s/calling-all-parents-informational-fo... Here are two...
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