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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Mon, 2010-02-01
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has entered into a Faustian bargain with the public-sector employee unions, and that decision is going to cost taxpayers in Acton (and around the Commonwealth) a bundle. State law gives public employees the right to...
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Wed, 2010-01-20
On Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 PM, the South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee (SATSAC) and Senator Jamie Eldridge will host an onsite visit at the South Acton train station with representatives of the MBTA, Acton residents and commuters to...
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Sat, 2010-01-16

By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil - Reporter at Large

(ACTON) -- Few things raise the hackles of residents more than higher taxes. And in a community where the property tax is high and residents are suffering from the harsh economy, any small increase puts a dent in the proverbial pocketbook. In Acton...
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Thu, 2010-01-14
When Bob Quinn was GM of the Cincinnati Reds they won the World Series with Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers in the bullpen. When I asked Bob how he did it he told me that his father who used to be GM of the Braves always told him "Son it...
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Thu, 2010-01-14

Editorial Opinion by Clint Seward

(ACTON) -- Listening to the Acton Leadership Group (ALG) discuss next year’s budget at their 13 January meeting, one wonders if ALG is aware of how serious this economic downturn is. ALG claims to be proposing a 0% budget increase. But Mr. Kadlec...
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Thu, 2010-01-14

By Allen Nitschelm, Acton Forum Publisher

(ACTON, MA) - Terra Friedrichs' group, the Citizen Action Team (CAT), is taking a lead role locally in helping to coordinate and provide assistance to Haitian earthquake victims. Friedrichs recommends that people donate directly to organizations...
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Mon, 2010-01-11
“Your vote counts” is such an overused political cliché that it has become a meaningless sound bite which our brains have long ago learned to ignore. If we did stop and think about it, those of us living and voting in Massachusetts could...
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