Mon, 2010-05-10

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at Large

Ask anyone in metro Boston who lost use of water last week how necessary the element is to daily life and you will likely get an earful. With the water supply cut off from a massive water main leak, residents struggled to make do without something...
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Mon, 2010-05-10
Question from an ActonForum reader wondering if you know whether Acton utilized any "flaggers" (to replace police details) during 2009 or is the police dept. dedicated to using only police details??? AskActonForum reply We asked the Acton Chief of...
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Tue, 2010-05-04
Question from an ActonForum reader Who would have thought that Chelmsford (Chelmsford! Of all places!) could get their section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail done before Acton. What's up with that? Thanks! ActonForum reply: ActonForum thanks Tom...
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Mon, 2010-05-03

Editorial Opinion by Allen Nitschelm

The Acton Public and Regional School Committees decided last summer to eliminate retirement bonuses for school administrators. The retirement bonus program, which made some sense when times were good and additional incentives were needed to retain...
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Fri, 2010-04-30
Po's Ribs and Barbecue 344 Great Road Acton, MA (978) 264-3110 Barbecue restaurants are popping up all over the place, like dandelions in a spring lawn. I wouldn't be surprised if one day every town had its own barbecue joint, just as every town has...
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Sun, 2010-04-18
Well, this is my inaugural blog. I have never blogged and I would not really categorize myself as a self-promoter so publishing my random thoughts on a blog is strange for me. So far I said that I am private and not a self-promoter but I do have...
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Thu, 2010-04-15

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at Large

Most officials in Acton agree on one thing when it comes to affordable housing in town: the state's goal of 10 percent of affordable housing units per town is almost impossible to achieve. For a town like Acton, where the spread-out suburban...
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Thu, 2010-04-15

By Charlie Kadlec and Allen Nitschelm, Acton Forum Editors

The Middlesex District Attorney's office has concluded, after a nine-month investigation, that the Acton Public School Committee, the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee, and a subcommittee of the School Committees violated the Open Meeting...
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Sat, 2010-04-03
On Monday night, April 5, Town Meeting will be asked to approve the funding for the first of several municipal union contracts that have expired. This one is for the police supervisor's union, which is comprised of eight officers. (The others are...
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Tue, 2010-03-30
Which political party is more corrupt? Republicans or Democrats? Before you answer, be careful: It is a trick question. The answer is both of them. More accurately, it is all of them. The communists are corrupt, the fascists are corrupt, and the...
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