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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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 503 This is the third part in my mini-series on waste and government monopolies. In the first part (http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/being-paid-watch-tv), I discussed what is government waste. Wasteful spending is paying...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) issued a ruling on May 22 overturning the Acton Board of Selectmen's (BOS) decision to revoke the Makaha's liquor license. The BOS held a hearing in early January based on an incident in November,...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal conservatism 502 Government waste and monopolies, part 2 Last article, I gave an example of government waste: paying people to do nothing. Most people would agree that this is a complete waste of money. See http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/...
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Monday, May 18, 2015
Blog post by Scott S
I strongly encourage anyone interested in learning more about Common Core and PARCC testing to attend an Informational Forum in Chelmsford. Common Core Forum Thursday May 21th Chelmsford Police Station 1 Olde North Road Chelmsford, Ma Time: 6:30 (...
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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 501 Government Waste and Monopolies (Part 1) What is government waste? Let’s say the government hires some guy to sit at a desk and watch television all day. Is that wasteful spending or not? People like President Obama would...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
The Kelley's Corner Steering Committee and their consultants, the Cecil Group, CPI, and Byrne McKinney, are recommending that new zoning regulations be adopted to allow buildings up to four-stories or 45-feet high in the "Kelley's Corner" zone,...
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Acton’s Board of Selectmen (BOS) voted in January, 2015 to revoke the liquor license of the Makaha restaurant, a Chinese restaurant that has been operating on Great Road in Acton for about 40 years. Losing a liquor license is a serious financial...
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Friday, May 1, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 404 Here is the strange case of Reima Kuisla. Reima Kuisla lives in Finland and recently got stopped there for speeding. Like a few other countries, Finland has speeding fines which progress upwards based upon one's income. The...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 403 The word free is great, isn’t it? It sounds so wonderful. Who doesn’t want to be free? Who doesn’t want things for free? Freedom is the state of being free. If we lived on a Pacific island where it was 75 degrees year-round,...
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Monday, April 27, 2015
Blog post by AllenN
School enrollment is down and class sizes are being lowered in the AB School system. But the decrease in spending is not commensurate with the decline in enrollment. Instead, school spending is up over 4% next year when inflation is around 1%. What...
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