Monday, March 12, 2012
The committee tasked with developing a plan for Acton's future presented a brief overview of their Master Plan last week.
Tuesday, March 6, the Acton 2020 Committee presented their Master Plan to a packed crowd of nearly 100 residents in the Faulkner Room of the Town Hall – most of whom were newcomers to the project. This was a good practice run for the 2020 committee, as they are to present their seven goals and objectives at Town Meeting, April 2, to be voted on for implementation. The committee outlined their aim to guide residential and commercial growth to existing Town centers, like Kelly’s Corner and the West Acton. They also stressed the importance of protecting existing open space, purchasing potential open space, and focusing on building smaller housing developments. It will be like a strategic game of chess – “If we require and protect open space…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Town meetings, the Maynard Community Band and claiming your business listing on Patch.
Meetings: 1). The Conservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 126 of the Town Hall. 2). The Acton 2020 Committee will meet from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Faulkner Room of the Town Hall. Join the Community Band: 3). The Maynard Community Band is having open rehearsal from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at 3 Tiger Dr, Maynard. How To Claim Your Business Listing on Acton Patch: 4). Patch Places is the spot to find business descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more. You can even see what your neighbors think of a business before you try it, or can write your own review. Are you a business owner or manager? Click here for information on how to claim your business listing on Acton Patch. Blog: 5). Local Voices offers you a place to write about…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Town meetings, blogging on Acton Patch and preschool ice skating.
Meetings: 1). The Cemetery Commission will meet 2-5 p.m. in room 126 of the Acton Town Hall. Check out a few Acton Patch videos of Acton's cemeteries: 2). The Acton 2020 will meet 7-11 p.m. in the Faulkner room of the Acton Town Hall. Check out Acton Patch's recent article on Acton 2020's Goals and Objectives: 3). The Transportation Advisory Committee will meet 7:30-10:30 p.m. in room 121 of the Acton Town Hall. Blog on Acton Patch: 4). Our blog section, Local Voices, offers you a public forum to write about what you're interested in. You may write as much or as little as you like and as often or as little as you want. Preschool Ice Skating: 5). Children ages 3-6 are encouraged to join the Colonial’s preschool ice skating program at 34 …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
See if your future vision for Acton matches up with Acton 2020's vision.
The Acton 2020 Committee, comprised of a group of local citizens tasked with developing a 20-year plan for a prosperous Acton, will present their master plan at Town Meeting on April 2. The committee has been reaching out to various town Boards and has held interactive workshops, gathering feedback on what the community would like to see Acton become. The following information was gathered by Acton 2020's Plan Executive Summary: Acton 2020 Goals and Objectives: Preserve and Enhance Town Character: Ensure Environmental Sustainability: Improve Connections (Transportation): Provide More Opportunities for Community Gathering and Recreation: Support Inclusion and Diversity: Preserve and Enhance Town-Owned Assets and Services: Maintain and …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Jamie Watt representing Theatre III Monday night at the Acton 2020 film premiere "It's A Wonderful Acton."
On Monday, June 6, members from the community gathered at Theatre III to watch the premiere of “It’s A Wonderful Acton,” a short film about getting Actonians excited about participating in Acton 2020’s mission to plan for the future of the town. Acton Patch will host the film on the site over the weekend.
Friday, June 3, 2011
This is a press release from the local organization Acton 2020, responsible for bringing the community together to plan a better future for the town.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Town of Acton, in collaboration with the Acton 2020 committee, has commissioned a professionally-produced short film, “It’s a Wonderful Acton”, to further inspire its citizens to become involved in the planning and future of their town. The world premier film screening will occur Monday, June 6, 2011, hosted by Acton’s historic Theatre III located at 250 Central Street in West Acton. This event is free to the public – all are welcome! This entertaining program will run continuously from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The evening events will include an introduction to the work and goals of Acton 2020, as well as beautiful live performances by Acton Colonial Spirits, an acappella ensemble, post-screening interviews and refreshments. “We are …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
How Terra Friedrichs feels about local shopping and businesses.
The Acton 2020 Committee, in charge of overseeing the next Comprehensive Community Plan for Acton, has recently created a community blog that they have dubbed, “Burning Issues.” Here, they have raised some basic local issues to encourage concerns from community members to interact with one another in an online forum to better gage an Actonian's point of view. In spirit of the coming town elections (Tuesday, March 29), Acton Patch chose one “Burning Issue” and asked all three candidates running for Selectmen, which has two open seats, where they stand on the matter. The “Burning Issue” in question is “Local Shopping.” Q&A session with Selectmen incumbent, Terra Friedrichs: 1). Do you like the current options for shopping stores in Acton? …