Friday, November 18, 2011
Acton Education Association President Marc Lewis opposes the measure that would force changes in teachers' health insurance benefits. Board of Selectmen chairman Mike Gowing says it's financially necessary.
Mike Gowing, chairperson of the Acton Board of Selectmen, supports the adoption of Chapter 69 and predicts that this will occur at the November 21, 2011 Board of Selectmen meeting. Gowing is being criticized by many citizens and town employees for pursuing this change. Opponents of the measure include Acton Education Association president Marc Lewis, a teacher at R.J. Grey who does not believe that the Acton Public Schools teachers (pre-K through grade 6) should be treated differently than the Acton-Boxborough Regional School teachers (grades 7-12.) Under Chapter 69, Acton Public Schools teachers and other town employees will be assigned health insurance that will differ from that of regionalized school employees. Lewis does not agree that…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Acton's Board of Selectmen Chair, Mike Gowing, says a few words at the Acton Veterans Memorial ceremony.
Related Acton Patch coverage of the Acton Veterans Memorial ceremony: VIDEO: Acton Veterans Talk With Patch About Their Service VIDEO: Acton's Veterans Memorial Ceremony VIDEO: Long-Time Local Veteran Talks About His Service
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Although Twin Seafood customers will not be able to buy alcohol at the restaurant, they will be able to bring their own. Twin Seafood will be opening in the near future on 541 Massachusetts Avenue, West Acton (final stage of construction underway).
Last night, the Acton Board of Selectmen agreed to allow Twin Seafood, soon to open on 541 Massachusetts Avenue, a Common Victualler’s License and a Carry In License (bring-your-own-beer). Owner of Twin Seafood, John Loblundo, operates a Twin Seafood in West Concord and will soon be bringing his fresh fish to West Acton. The restaurant is due to open in the near future and is part of the WAVE Project for West Acton (West Acton Village Ecology). The planners, designers and the contractors are New Habitat Partners LLC, OMR Architects and Bluefin Building & Design, LLC. (all locally operating out of the West Acton strip 543 - 525 Massachusetts Avenue). The WAVE Project is designed to help transform West Acton into a more community friendly …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Acton Board of Selectmen Chair, Mike Gowing, takes a brief minute during the Fox25 News Zip Trip event to talk to Patch about Acton.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
With limited parking being a major issue for the Gymnastics Academy of Boston on Keefe Road, parents park on the street for brief spurts, illegally. One concerned citizen points out the safety issues at hand.
The Gymnastics Academy community (12 Keefe Road) has grown increasingly over the years while the limited amount of parking has remained stagnant. Concerned citizen, George Wrenn, has witnessed a number of safety issues regarding parking and speeding hazards along Keefe Road, particularly alongside the Gymnastics Academy. At the Board of Selectmen Meeting Monday night, Wrenn went in front of the Board to propose that there be a speed limit sign placed on Keefe Road and also requested that the town place “tow-zone” signs along the street. “There are several other businesses on Keefe Road…and we haven’t really had any illegal parking issues with the other businesses, it has just been primarily the Gymnastics Academy customers that have been …