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We are a group of Acton, Massachusetts citizens who have been involved in local town politics, attending Town Meetings, and participating in various boards or committees, and who are committed to the open and free exchange of ideas.

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Acton Forum has taken the strong but justified step to call for the resignation of two members of the AB Regional School Committee, both former Chairs. To read why, click here: http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/time-go-krishnamurthy-and-brolin

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Blog post by AllenN
Hello Acton! It has been a long time since I’ve written an article for Acton Forum. I’ve been keeping busy with my new Boston Globe media criticism project (see www.PublicEditorMA.com) as well as engaging in some very fun hobbies as time allows. I...
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All three of my kids went to the Douglas School. I was disgusted with its physical condition when my oldest started there in 2006. So, I’m not arguing that the building doesn’t need to be replaced. It does. But I have enough concerns about the...
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On behalf of Acton Forum, I contacted the School Committee (SC) and asked the following questions (in bold) on topics many residents of Acton and Boxborough believe are important. A portion of the questions were provided by a reader of Acton Forum....
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People are being told that if the West Acton is sewered they will get new restaurants. This is not guaranteed. In reality, we will probably lose more restaurants than we gain. Zoning in West Acton does not require restaurants. In fact, it doesn't...
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Please attend the Planning Board Meeting at the Acton Memorial Library on December 16th at 7:35. Eight homes are proposed to be built on one lot. Five of the lots are in the wetlands protection area. This case was fought by a resident, Rick...
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Blog post by Scott Smyers
There have been many immigration policies enacted at the local and state level across the Country, but all are specific to their own conditions. Many have been challenged in court and when an illegal immigrant commits a serious crime, one of the...
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The Acton Republican Town Committee Summer Speakers series kicked off on June 17th with guest Hal Iverson of the Better Angels organization. After an overview, he explained their goal of bringing together right and left leaning people in civil...
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Vaping or one of its popular known brands “Juul” is the most commonly used tobacco product in Jr. High and High School. The older students continuously have training and discussions, but as SRO’s (School Resource Officers) we added it to our 6th...
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The town of Acton provided W-2 wages paid in 2018 and are available in this Excel file. There were 56 employees making $100,000 or more, with Raymond Grey topping this year's list at $198,924. Mr. Grey is a Sergeant in the Acton Police Department....
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Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, mathematics, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. The defining feature of...
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