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Acton is a small town of 25,000 residents, about 30 miles from MA State House, with $120k medium family income. It has 7,627 housing units, with 2,580 condos / apartments as of Spring 2016. In the state of Massachusetts, there is an affordable...
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Blog post by AllenN
Today's WSJ had a story about some older guy, holding a cute dog in his lap, who was going to be "paying more" if the Republican plan to replace Obamacare came to pass. Nobody likes to hear about someone "paying more" so I read the article. Turns...
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We asked each candidate running for office to answer this question: "Why are you running for office and what do you hope to accomplish in your term if elected?" Here is the answer from Library Board of Trustees candidate Harvey Berliner. I have...
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We asked each candidate running for office to answer this question: "Why are you running for office and what do you hope to accomplish in your term if elected?" Here is the answer from Library Board of Trustees candidate Tom Lemire. My parents,...
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Blog post by AllenN
The mainstream media continues to act like the tail is wagging the dog with regards to Donald Trump. He apparently spends a couple minutes on a "tweet" and the media spends several weeks dissecting it, discussing it, and commenting on it. What a...
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We asked each candidate running for office to answer this question: "Why are you running for office and what do you hope to accomplish in your term if elected?" Here is the answer from Board of Selectmen candidate Joan Gardner. I have served the...
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We asked each candidate running for office to answer this question: "Why are you running for office and what do you hope to accomplish in your term if elected?" Here is the answer from School Committee candidate Angie Tso. I am running for school...
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Blog post by AllenN
I was reading my favorite WSJ this morning and saw an intriguing headline in the Best of the Web column, which I will paraphrase: Is Mona Lisa happy or sad? People have been debating her enigmatic smile for centuries. At first glance, she appears...
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The Town of Acton released the list of wages paid in 2016, based on W-2 filings. According to the note sent by Finance Director Steve Barrett, "this includes variable items such as retroactive payments, education incentive, vacation buyback, and...
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The "Incognito Bandit" has struck Acton's Northern Bank and Trust, at 414 Massachusetts Ave, Route 111, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money in a robbery that took place on Thursday, March 2, just before the bank closed for the night....
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