I wanted to thank Richard (Anping) Liu for his articles on the Sanctuary City/Sanctuary Town issue, as well as the other contributors we have had over the last couple of months on this topic. Richard's most recent article examines crime rates for...
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By Richard Liu
There is a rising wave currently to turn cities and towns into Sanctuary Cities (SCs) or Sanctuary Towns (STs) across the state of Massachusetts. The purpose to having more and more SCs (or STs) is to make communities more welcoming and safer, but...
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There are probably a few big reasons and a million little reasons why Donald Trump won the Presidency, not the least of which was the flawed persona of his main opponent. But history will show that Chief Justice Roberts was a primary cause....
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Acton Forum criticized the Acton Finance Committee for not giving independent advice to Town Meeting and suggested it disband if it could no longer represent taxpayers and voters at Town Meeting. The Chair of the Finance Committee posted a reply to...
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At last night's Annual Town Meeting (TM), my friend Charlie Kadlec proposed an amendment to the town funding warrant article to transfer $1 million from our reserves to lower next year's tax rate, which would have saved the average taxpayer around $...
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By Charlie Kadlec
Town Meeting votes for appropriations affect your tax bill in two ways: the amount of the appropriation and how it is funded, which is part of the motion but seldom fully explained. This year all the proposed motions are already available on the...
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By Charlie Kadlec
Motion will be made by Kadlec on the first night, April 3rd The Warrant for the Acton Annual Town meeting which starts Monday, April 3rd ( http://www.acton-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8905 ) shows that the tax bill for the “Average Single...
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PART ONE IS HERE: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/dealing-authoritarian-dictators I'm up in Canada for a trip this week, and read the regional "Globe and Mail" newspaper, which reported on a recent attempt by the Canadian government to...
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The concept of free trade is great. We should assume every bilateral relationship with other countries would be based on the ideal of free trade. Free trade provides an economic benefit to our citizens, in that it brings cheaper, or better-quality,...
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We asked each candidate running for office to answer this question: "Why are you running for office and what do you hope to accomplish in your term if elected?" Here is the answer from School Committee candidate Amy Kirshnamurthy. My name is Amy...
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