"A Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Consistency in thought and debate is not just good, it is great. But consistency that does not allow for exceptions is foolish, because sometimes exceptions must be...
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I will be speaking Monday night at Annual Town Meeting to defend the free speech rights of voters, and to stop Town Moderator Peter Ashton, backed up by some town leaders, from preventing the use of names during Town Meeting. Strange, but true. Hope...
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By Allen Nitschelm, Charlie Kadlec, and Scott Smyers
Acton Forum editors Allen Nitschelm and Charlie Kadlec met with Town Counsel Nina Pickering-Cook and Town Manager Steve Ledoux to discuss the Town of Acton's position regarding free speech and public criticism of officials. Town Moderator Peter...
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By Allen Nitschelm
The AB Regional School system has sent us the W-2 wages for 2017. The file can be accessed here: http://www.actonforum.com/sites/default/files/2017_AB_Wages.xlsx. The School's top wage earner is former Superintendent Glenn Brand, who is being paid...
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(I am one of 13 Acton taxpayers, represented by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, objecting to CPA grants to an Acton church to preserve its stained glass windows and pay for a Master Plan for renovating its church and other...
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By Allen Nitschelm
On March 9, the Supreme Judicial Court handed down an important ruling in the lawsuit filed by 13 Acton taxpayers objecting to Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding of a church. The church was awarded two CPA grants totaling about $100,000 to...
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By Terra Friedrichs
Acton Forum asked candidates in competitive races for Selectman and School Committee questions. The answers for Selectman candidate Terra Friedrichs are below. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The polls are open from 7 am to 8...
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By Ginny Kremer
Acton Forum asked candidates in competitive races for Selectman and School Committee questions. The answers for School Committee candidate Ginny Kremer are below. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The polls are open from 7 am to...
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By John Petersen
Acton Forum asked candidates in competitive races for Selectman and School Committee questions. The answers for School Committee candidate John Petersen are below. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The polls are open from 7 am...
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By Charlie Kadlec, Scott Smyers, and Allen Nitschelm
Town Meeting is now two weeks away, and we have put an Article on the Warrant to discuss the First Amendment and free speech. Our Warrant Article #27 is scheduled for the second night, but we will attempt to move it to the first night. We hope that...
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