Hi everyone! It seems intuitive that we'd want Kelley's Corner to be speedier, right? But let's be careful with this. Hundreds of people, including students, older people, people with disabilities cross at that intersection every day. Far...
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After helping to start Acton Forum and spending a lot of free time posting articles, writing blogs, and doing a little investigative reporting, it is time for me to retire and pass the torch to others who wish to continue. I have asked Scott...
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My favorite Wall Street Journal is a pretty good news source, but it isn't perfect. It exhibits the "foolish consistency" I warned of in a recent article on the issue of repealing the Second Amendment (See http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/...
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In 2015, when the Town of Andover was choosing a new Town Manager, the Andover Selectmen sponsored a public forum for the two finalists, which consisted of questions from the public as well as opening and closing statements. The forum can be viewed...
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By Terra Friedrichs
Dear Acton Forum Readers... Below is a series of emails pertaining to the "fast tracked" decision about who will be the next Town Manager in Acton. A big city development professional? Someone who fights to keep rural character? Someone who...
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This is my concluding article on the Town Manager search. Participating in town government can be extremely frustrating, but the one thing that has kept me going is the belief in the democratic process. It is very tough for a Conservative like me...
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By Allen Nitschelm
Four candidates for Acton's new Town Manager have been chosen, and the Town Manager Search Committee (TMSC) released their names and related information at the special Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting tonight. The candidates are: Stephen Crane...
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By Allen Nitschelm
The Acton Town Manager Search Committee had its last meeting on March 14, in which it discussed its "final report delivery and transition of search to Board of Selectmen," but the names or backgrounds of the finalists have not been released to the...
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"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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