What You Might Have Missed Over the Holidays

A wild arrest, fitness tips, heath concerns and a few more Acton stories that could have been buried under the all-consuming Christmas and New Year's holidays.

An Acton man busted for OUI is now under suspicion for impersonating police in the area. Patch file photo
An Acton man busted for OUI is now under suspicion for impersonating police in the area. Patch file photo
It's a given: Christmas and New Year's command plenty of attention. But the holidays haven't been the only things happening over the past couple weeks in and around Acton.  

With that in mind, here's a quick roundup of some key headlines you might have missed during the holidays: 

‘Scoobie Doo’ and Stun Guns: Arrested Acton Man Eyed for Possible Police ImpersonationThe strange story of an Acton man's alleged illicit activity includes passing out behind the wheel on Route 117, synthetic marijuana, weapons, and lights Velcro'd to his dashboard. Read the full story here

Transform Your Dinner:  Blogger Robby Blanchard, from CrossFit Reach in Acton, has a few ideas for transforming meals into clean healthy eating. Check 'em out. 

Visions for Vacancies: Another Empty Spot on Spruce StreetThere's a vacant building, and we want to know what you'd like to see there. Share you ideas on Patch

Stay Safe on the Ice: A few tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get the full story here. 

Stamp Prices to Increase in 2014Bummer, we know. The changes, which will hike the price of a single stamp to 49 cents, will go into effect on Jan. 26 and are intended to generate $2 billion in revenue for the postal service. Get the full story here. 

Flu is Widespread in MassachusettsPublic health officials in Massachusetts are encouraging residents to get flu shots as influenza is now "widespread" in the Commonwealth, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. See the full post here. 


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