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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 29, 2015
Blog post by Scott S
Many students in Acton and Boxborough were taking MCAS tests recently. Although I’m thankful that they weren’t subjected to PARCC testing, the more I learn about standardized tests in general, the more I don’t like them. I can understand the one-...
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On April 6, the residents of Acton will be asked to support a non-binding resolution at the Annual Town Meeting to implement Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) at our transfer station. The stated goal is to reduce trash disposal costs and increase recycling....
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Blog post by jim_snydergrant
My thanks to Allen for creating a great place for discussing issues. I've been reviewing the articles and comments, including the many questions and comments that came in with the survey, and other questions that came up at the March 4th forum at...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 402 In my series on what it means to be a fiscal conservative, I am trying to explain the thinking behind my beliefs. I am doing this to educate others so they get an insight into the 'fiscal conservative' mind. As much as our...
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Acton's State Senator Jamie Eldridge is proposing a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the Massachusetts requirement that the tax rate be flat. The income tax rate is currently at 5.15%. It was "temporarily" raised above 5% years ago and despite...
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Friday, March 20, 2015
I have lived in Acton for forty-five years and I have always enjoyed going to the Transfer Station (TS) and meeting my fellow Acton citizens. Now we have a Town Manager and a special interest group that wants to change the way the TS is used by the...
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Home prices in Boxborough jumped over 23% from 2013 to 2014, based on data from the Realtor's Multiple Listing Service for single-family homes. The median Boxborough home sale price in 2013 was $509,272 and in 2014 it increased to $627,233. This was...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
We are going to time-travel several years into the future when I am going to go to a local car dealer to buy a new car.*(1) Accompanying me for advice and carrying a briefcase full of cash is State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Beijing). I wasn't sure...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Citizen for Limited Taxation (CLT), the group that put a cap on Massachusetts property tax increases of 2.5% per year, is warning that there is yet another proposal to change Massachusetts' state income tax from a flat rate to a graduated rate. This...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
D.M. Moschos, a senior partner in the Mirick O’Connell law firm that is representing the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) in our appeal of their decision to withhold information and documentation related to a recently departed AB...
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