By Corinne Hogseth and Acton Cares
Acton has been evenly divided on this issue since the November 2016 ballot question. Out of over 12,500 voters in that election, the question to legalize at the state level passed in Acton by only 544 votes. At a heavily-attended Special Town...
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Intro and Questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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by John Mangiaratti with questions by Scott Smyers
Please introduce yourself by providing some background and some of your ideas for the Town of Acton. My name is John Mangiaratti and I started as Acton’s Town Manager on July 1, 2018. My prior experience includes serving as Deputy Town Manager in...
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by Danny Factor and Barbara Clancy with Intro and questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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by Dave Lunger with Intro and Questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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by Terra Friedrichs with Intro and questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of Acton Forum, I contacted third party candidate Terra Friedrichs and asked her three questions on topics many voters believe are important. These are the same questions already answered by Eldridge and Busse and I intended to have them...
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by Terra Friedrichs with Intro and questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of the Acton Forum, I contacted four political committees/independent candidates and asked them to provide information on three topics, so our readers could learn more and possibly get involved prior to the upcoming election. Explain the...
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The debate around cannabis sales in Acton and other towns has largely come down to questions of teen safety. For some teens, habitual marijuana use leads to short- and long- term health issues. For adults, the research leads to much better...
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By Corinne Hogseth
Uh, didn’t we already vote to legalize recreational marijuana? Yes, we did. In November 2016, a majority of Massachusetts voted Yes on ballot Question 4, which legalized adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts. In Acton, the measure passed by 544...
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by James Eldridge with Intro and questions by Scott Smyers
On behalf of Acton Forum, I contacted Senator Eldridge and his challenger Margaret Busse and asked them each three questions on topics many voters believe are important. They both agreed, and I thank them for their participation. The questions were...
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