President Trump and Congress have enacted sweeping reforms to our tax laws, some of which will take years before the full impact will be felt. Not allowing full deductions for state and local taxes will be a big change, for example. And while the...
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I have written several times about our crazy monetary policies and how perpetual deficit spending is not wise. Today's Wall Street Journal reports an uptick in inflation, most likely a sign that the economy is picking up, the money in circulation...
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By Allen Nitschelm, Charlie Kadlec, and Scott Smyers
Acton Town Moderator Peter Ashton decided to violate the free-speech rights of voters at the Special Town Meeting (STM) on December 4, 2017, by refusing to allow public criticism of elected School Committee members. Ashton researched his authority...
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By Allen Nitschelm
I just got today's Acton Beacon and read that the Acton Board of Selectmen has overhauled how it handles potential liquor license violations. Better late than never. It is great that the Selectmen have finally admitted that the old system was flawed...
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By all accounts, Alabama is a deeply Republican state that elects few Democrats, until last Tuesday, that is. The Democrat beat Republican candidate Roy Moore by just 1.5 percent, a close race despite stories of Moore allegedly trying to pick up...
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I've always loved money. As a kid, I was a coin collector. Back before the mid-'60s, coins were typically composed of precious metals whose value was approximately the face value of the coin. So if you were given a quarter made of silver, that...
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I attended the Special Town Meeting which saw an overflow crowd, made up by my estimate of about 60% parents who came to approve the school building project and 30% of voters who were against marijuana shops opening up in Acton. Because of the crowd...
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By the AB School District
Tomorrow, Saturday at 10 am at the Douglas School is your last chance to attend a community forum before the Special Town Meetings on Monday night, December 4. Come take a tour and have your questions answered! Children are welcome. Feel free to...
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By Kurt Marden, Terra Friedrichs, and Danny Factor
On December 4th, Acton and Boxborough town meetings will vote on a $1.3 million article for a school construction feasibility study. The AB school committee has indicated that it supports construction of a new twin school. It has also repeatedly...
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By Allen Nitschelm and Charlie Kadlec
We hope our readers all had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. Today we are going to explain why it is critical that voters attend their local Special Town Meeting (held simultaneously in Acton and Boxborough) next Monday, Dec. 4th and vote against the...
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