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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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Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 702 Most Americans love our country. It isn't perfect, but we strive to do the right thing and we often are successful. From an economic perspective, we have created a wealthy, innovative economy which has improved the standard...
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Blog post by AllenN
Here are the links to the municipal (town) employee W-2 earnings for 2015, from information provided by the Town. The following information was received with the file: Please note this includes variable items such as retroactive payments, education...
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Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 701 Let me start by saying that we all believe in charity. If someone is starving, I want to give them food. If someone doesn't have a place to live, I think they need shelter. If someone is bleeding, they need to see a doctor....
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Blog post by AllenN
Today we are going to have some fun. I am constructing a "thought experiment" and I'd like you to participate. Below is a fictitious scenario which I'd like you to read and then answer some questions about. For the purpose of this game, just read...
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Blog post by AllenN
The Democratic Party is in very serious trouble. No, I’m not talking about their candidates per se, I’m talking about their philosophical anchors. They are adrift having lost their moorings. We keep hearing from the Left that we need to compromise,...
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Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 609 Let’s say I give you $1,000,000 with the stipulation that you must go to a casino and bet at least $1,000,000. Other than that, you can do whatever you want with the proceeds. Let’s say you go to “No Limits Casino” and you...
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Blog post by AllenN
ANALYSIS OF POPULATION AND USAGE DRAWS DIFFERENT PICTURE Over the past few years, I’ve been keeping one eye on the effort to build a new senior center. There have been a few committees packed with town staff and new-Senior-Center supporters and...
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Blog post by AllenN
Last week, I attended a meeting of the Senior Center Building Committee (SCSC) which is proposing to build a new $10 million Senior Center on Arlington Street in Acton. The SCSC estimated that the new facility, if approved, would add about $100 a...
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Blog post by AllenN
At the 7:30 am Acton Leadership Group (ALG) meeting of January 7, 2016, the draft ALG spreadsheet shows a "tax to the max" revenue projection next fiscal year (FY17, starting on July 1, 2016) of $77.6 million, an increase of 5.8%, with a School...
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This article is part of a continuing series on Acton Forum's attempt to answer why a former AB School administrator was paid $200,000 for not working, with the School stonewalling our questions. Acton Forum has requested from the Acton-Boxborough...
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