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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Tue, 2010-03-30
Crossroads Cafe 405 Nagog Square Acton, MA (978) 263-9733 http://www.crossroadscafeacton.com/Main.htm On Saturday night my family had nothing planned for dinner, so we decided to go out to grab a bite to eat. We didn't want anything too fancy, too...
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Thu, 2010-03-18
Acton’s budget system is a mess. As a town, we rely on property taxes, which is a stable source of revenue, but we also depend on fees and state aid. State aid is particularly fickle. Every few years, there is a statewide crisis and that trickles...
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Tue, 2010-03-16

Editorial Opinion by Clint Seward

Acton’s proposed budget for next year includes over $2M in deficit spending. This deficit will be covered by spending down the reserves by $2M, which is contrary to the advice from the Mass Department of Revenue for towns like Acton. But this is...
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Tue, 2010-03-16
Pitching,Pitching, Pitching Everyone once in a while something comes along which explains things clearly and concisely and for pitching that times is now. For the past several years I have been searching for a partner at www.duquettesports.com to...
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Mon, 2010-03-15

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at large

Meet the three candidates for Selectmen Janet Adachi Janet Adachi did not have her sights set on a Board of Selectmen's position. Perfectly content to serve the town on the Conservation Commission and as that committee's representative on the...
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Thu, 2010-03-11

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at large

A bomb threat sent students and staff streaming out of RJ Grey Junior High School just after lunch on Tuesday this week. According to Police Chief Frank Widmayer, the investigation into who might have scrawled the threat in the boy's bathroom...
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