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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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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 205 POP QUIZ TIME! I have a proposal that will actually save trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of American lives over the next 10 years. Given this as true, are you in favor of the proposal? Answer at the end of this...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 204 After dinner last night with the in-laws, who are strong Democratic Liberals, I was told that I should be a Democrat, not a Republican, because while I am a Fiscal Conservative, I am socially liberal. "I'm also a Fiscal...
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
We all know Acton has very high property taxes with not a lot of services to show for it, other than our school system, which consumes about two-thirds of our taxes. The rest goes mostly for police, fire, highway, and town administration. My last...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Blog post by ThePhilosopher
Citizen Police Academy – Week Three (Every time I write that it feels like there should be a Dragnet type theme song.) So, this week we learned about juveniles and school resources. In a town where our schools are directly linked to our property...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Blog post by ThePhilosopher
Citizen Police Academy In the second week of this program we met with detectives who showed us how they work. Detectives are policemen who are not on active patrol but can respond if necessary as they have the same training. These people are...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
According to documents received by Acton Forum under a public document request, the Town of Acton appears to have taken a giant step backwards from its formerly ruthless enforcement of the town's sign bylaw. This issue first made news several years...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Here is this month's Funny Pix. If you see something funny and take its picture, send it to Acton Forum! For a link to previous photos, see http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/funny-pix-three Captions for today's photo: 1. Coming soon, courtesy...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Another fiscal year just began, and now that Fall has arrived and school has started, we begin the annual town and school budgeting process that determines next year's budgets and eventually next year's property tax rates. Whenever concerned...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
I'm a climate change/global warming agnostic. I have heard our President tell us the science is settled, yet whenever I look into the issue to a superficial degree, I see conflicting evidence and data. Most of us are not climate scientists, so we...
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
I recently did an article on global warming. In it, I argued that logic dictated that the United States (or any citizens therein) didn't need to take any steps to stop global warming. (See Climate Change Activists Illogical at http://www.actonforum....
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