Sun, 2010-02-28
Part 1 of 2 The snow is falling as I begin this blog entry, but I'm already thinking of spring. For one thing, the fruits of last fall's harvest are almost gone. The only fresh vegetables I have left are one lonely butternut squash and a few heads...
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Sun, 2010-02-28
Part 2 of 2 In part one of this series, I talked a little about the basics of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a form of partnership where you can purchase a share in a local farm in exchange for a portion of the harvest. My wife and I have...
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Fri, 2010-02-26
When President Obama says that his economic stimulus package is creating jobs, that is true. Several million jobs were created or saved by that spending. When Senator Brown says that no jobs were created, he is also speaking a truth. If you create...
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Mon, 2010-02-15

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - reporter at large

(ACTON) Ask any Acton resident about development and you will get wide-ranging opinions. As financial pressures increase on towns throughout the state, many residents and town officials are casting a fresh look at development and the spider-web...
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Tue, 2010-02-16
I am a believer in the two-party system of government. This belief was formed during a long-ago political science class which proposed the premise that in order to be legitimate, elected officials had to receive over 50% of the vote. This bedrock...
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Sun, 2010-02-14
I have become an overnight activist. It was never my intent, but the changes proposed at the South Acton train station don't allow me to sit quietly on the sidelines. I send emails; I organize; I blog; I collect petition signatures; I talk with...
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Thu, 2010-02-11

Editorial Opinion by Clint Seward

(ACTON) -- Acton Leadership Group (ALG) is planning to spend down Acton’s available financial reserves to risky low levels of 1.3 % within two years according to its 1 / 27 /2010 forecast. This is contrary to the Massachusetts Department of...
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Thu, 2010-02-11
April 1, 2010 (BOSTON) - Gov. Deval Patrick, citing the rising cost of automobile ownership in the Bay State, has announced a new program to allow "every working family access to a brand new vehicle at a reasonable cost." Citing his recent decision...
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Thu, 2010-02-04

Editorial Opinion by Clint Seward

The Acton Leadership Group (ALG) budget model of 1/27/2010 does not give the whole picture. It does not include the true budget numbers that informed voters need. For background, the ALG budget model column labeled “actuals” is not really actuals...
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Wed, 2010-02-03
People have asked me: what's a nice liberal environmentalist like you doing in a place like the Acton Forum? I respond that I am happy to be called an environmentalist, but I have no idea if I am a liberal or not. I do know I'm in favor of the...
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