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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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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I have spent much of the last few days researching the Makaha restaurant liquor license revocation and have discovered something very startling. But before I get into the specifics, a few points. First, the Acton Board of Selectmen (BoS) will be...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District has released the 2014 gross wage list, which it does annually upon request for Acton Forum. The period covered would be January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. The list contains 1,632 employees, with 1,163...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
There is a serious and potentially dangerous situation in Acton that the Acton Board of Selectmen (BoS) may want to get involved in, and that is the public health hazard of distracted driving. According to the FCC, distracted driving causes 18% of...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Makaha Restaurant, whose liquor license was revoked at the January 12, 2015 Board of Selectmen (BoS) hearing, has started a petition drive to convince the BoS to reinstate the license. A copy of the petition is available here: http://actonforum....
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Two weeks ago, we reported on the proposed 8% increased school assessment to Acton. That article is here: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/acton-school-assessment-may-incre.... This was discussed at the School Committee meeting of 1/8/15,...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 401 One of the tenets of Fiscal Conservatism is belief in small government. American liberals today tend to believe in large government. Small governments are better because they interfere less in the daily affairs of citizens....
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
I read this week's Beacon about the cancellation of the Makaha Restaurant's liquor license during a Board of Selectmen (BoS) hearing this past Monday night, Jan. 12, 2015. The BoS held a liquor violation hearing based on the police being called to...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 306 It just so happens that yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (1/14/2015) was gushing with the news that our federal budget deficit is down to the lowest level in several years—only $450 billion! (See http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
In reviewing Acton Town Manager Steve Ledoux's budget request for FY16, I was startled to read that the Town Manager does not think Acton residents pay enough in taxes! He is proposing an increase in the meals tax for all Acton restaurants. This...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Last month, Acton's Town Manager released his budget request for FY16 (starting in July, 2015) which is scheduled for rubber-stamping at this April's annual Town Meeting. The budget includes a section describing the "Pay As You Throw" (PAYT) trash...
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