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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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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