By Allen Nitschelm

The Town of Acton released the list of wages paid in 2016, based on W-2 filings. According to the note sent by Finance Director Steve Barrett, "this includes variable items such as retroactive payments, education incentive, vacation buyback, and...
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By Allen Nitschelm

The "Incognito Bandit" has struck Acton's Northern Bank and Trust, at 414 Massachusetts Ave, Route 111, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money in a robbery that took place on Thursday, March 2, just before the bank closed for the night....
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Emotions are funny things. Our lives are governed by doing things that make us feel good, and trying to avoid things that make us feel bad. I guess pain is also like an emotion. The body produces physical pain in order to teach you how to protect...
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By Barry Rosen

The Town of Concord wants to build a new, large water treatment plant on Nagog Pond that would supply up to 100% of the water needs of Concord. Without going into the details of the various arguments for or against the building of this plant and...
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In 2015, during the presidential campaign, Trump made many statements about illegal immigrants causing crime. After a pretty lengthy discussion, the Washington Post fact checker (Mchelle Ye Hee Lee) gave Trump's statement "four pinocchios" for being...
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After posting my fake news article this morning, I was remarking to a friend how much snow we've gotten and how California has turned from drought to plenty with regards to water. I made the statement that California's drought must be over, based on...
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I agree with President Trump that the media is biased against him, that the news is often slanted against him and "Republicans" in general, and that the media is, by and large, his enemy. The media should be absolutely neutral in its political...
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The original School Committee's budget (discussed at last night's meeting, which I did not attend) proposes that Acton's assessment increase by 4.3%, while Boxborough's increase is proposed at 1.15%. That means Acton's assessment will be increasing...
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The lawsuit has just been approved to be heard by the Superior Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) which will make the final decision. It is expected to be argued in September. Besides the brief filed by the Americans United for the Separation of...
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My wife still likes to get the Globe, but I only read it for laughs these days. We continue to receive the print version but I called today to cancel it. Now that winter is almost over, I don't need all that extra newsprint around for starting fires...
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