Thu, 2010-09-16

By Clint Seward, reporting from Acton meetings; September 16, 2010.

State Aid to Acton schools will likely be reduced next year, putting Acton under continuing difficult budget pressures, according to a report by Dr. Steve Mills. He delivered this assessment at the 16 September Acton Leadership Group (ALG) meeting...
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Thu, 2010-09-09
Every three years, the School Committee makes its most important decision, which is to negotiate and approve new contracts with the school unions. There are three unions; one represents the custodial staff, one for office support staff, and one for...
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Mon, 2010-09-06

Editorial Opinion by Allen Nitschelm

At its meeting on September 2, 2010, the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee approved two union contracts after several months of closed-door negotiations, granting raises of 9% over three years to the union which includes custodians, and 14...
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Tue, 2010-08-31
Daniella's Bar and Grille 103 Nagog Park Acton, MA (978) 264-0300 http://danielasonline.com/ It's been quite a road for the restaurant known as Daniela's. When my wife and I first tried it, it was a humble little taco shop known as Daniela's...
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Thu, 2010-07-29
Julie's Place 208 Main Street Acton, MA (978) 263-3258 http://www.juliesplaceacton.com/ Julie's Place makes no pretenses to fine cuisine. Instead, the Main Street restaurant might be the closest thing Acton has to a true diner, serving up simple,...
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Fri, 2010-07-23
State Representative candidate Kurt Hayes announced today that in August he will hold an informal town-hall style forum in each town of the 37th Middlesex district. The events are open to all interested voters. Each voter forum, dubbed “...
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Wed, 2010-07-21
I am a fairly relaxed individual as far as allowing people to be free and pursue their likes. I am not stuck on the oppressive, conformist societal weight of the earlier years of our history. However, I am witnessing the disintegration of civility...
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Thu, 2010-07-15

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at Large

With the straightforward manner of a chemist and the knowledge learned as a father, Acton resident John Petersen is ready to bring the newly shaped Acton Public School Committee forward as its new chairman. Petersen is in his third year on the...
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Fri, 2010-07-16
I am a Scott Brown supporter, not just because he is a Republican, but because he is a moderate. And he is proving that nearly every week as he decides which Obama initiatives to support and which not to support. But notice how his critics...
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Wed, 2010-06-30

Editorial Opinion by Clint Seward

Paul Krugman, NY Times Nobel Economist wrote on June 27, 2010: “We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost — … — will...
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