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Blog post by AllenN
There are probably a few big reasons and a million little reasons why Donald Trump won the Presidency, not the least of which was the flawed persona of his main opponent. But history will show that Chief Justice Roberts was a primary cause....
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Acton Forum criticized the Acton Finance Committee for not giving independent advice to Town Meeting and suggested it disband if it could no longer represent taxpayers and voters at Town Meeting. The Chair of the Finance Committee posted a reply to...
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Blog post by AllenN
At last night's Annual Town Meeting (TM), my friend Charlie Kadlec proposed an amendment to the town funding warrant article to transfer $1 million from our reserves to lower next year's tax rate, which would have saved the average taxpayer around $...
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Town Meeting votes for appropriations affect your tax bill in two ways: the amount of the appropriation and how it is funded, which is part of the motion but seldom fully explained. This year all the proposed motions are already available on the...
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Motion will be made by Kadlec on the first night, April 3rd The Warrant for the Acton Annual Town meeting which starts Monday, April 3rd ( http://www.acton-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8905 ) shows that the tax bill for the “Average Single...
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Blog post by AllenN
PART ONE IS HERE: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/dealing-authoritarian-dictators I'm up in Canada for a trip this week, and read the regional "Globe and Mail" newspaper, which reported on a recent attempt by the Canadian government to...
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Blog post by AllenN
The concept of free trade is great. We should assume every bilateral relationship with other countries would be based on the ideal of free trade. Free trade provides an economic benefit to our citizens, in that it brings cheaper, or better-quality,...
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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 Amy Kirshnamurthy. My name is Amy...
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The School has released the 2016 W-2 list of wages, including the job titles of the employees. The list includes all earnings, with the very part-timers listed at the end (under $3,000). The list as provided by the School is here, in the newest...
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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 Franny Osman. I got into Town...
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