This program is designed for our senior population age 55+ and will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. Classes begin on October 6 and will run for six consecutive weeks.
If you’re feeling extra anxiety or loneliness these days due to the pandemic, you’re not alone. This time has us all facing more stress and uncertainty than usual. Meditation can be a pathway back to steadiness that is immeasurably hel...
Current information about the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
It has been reported to Acton Public Health that at this time there are 203 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Acton with 2 individuals in isolation, 180 recovered and 21 fatalities (many of these at congregate care facilities). &...
Town of Acton residents voted at the September 8, 2020 Special Town Meeting to support COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program.
As one of several initiatives being undertaken in Acton to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Town Meeting voters approved a $165,604 grant program using a portion of the Town’s Free Cash. The funds will help th...
Where: Acton DPW Building - 14 Forest RoadWhen: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMCOVID-19 Safety Information-All residents must stay in their vehicles at all times. Clean Harbors has a policy that anyone who attempts to exit their vehicle...
Information About Changes to the Traffic Lanes on Central Street
If you have travelled on Central Street lately you may have noticed the nearly complete installation of changes to the road layout to better accommodate cyclists and to help encourage reduced vehicle speeds. These changes are part of a pilot pro...
Information on Acton's Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day and AB United Way's "Week of Action" and more on this week's episode of Acton At-A-Glance!
Chief Richard Burrows announces that the Acton Police Department’s accreditation assessment will take place next month.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the department meets MPAC standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that ...
Special Town Meeting Review, Interview with Detective Stackhouse and "Zane," a presentation on Isolation and Loneliness from the Health Department, and more on this week's episode of Acton At-A-Glance!
The September 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is available now.
Please follow the link below to view the results.
There will be a service outage on Main Street/Post Office Square on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM.
To support work associated with the construction of the new Central Acton Water Treatment Plant (CAWTP), it is necessary to shut down water service to a portion of Main Street and all of Post Office Square to connect a new 12” water pipe to the ...
Come join us for a free online presentation and discussion hosted by Carolyn Melbye from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
Loneliness can increase as you age due to losing friends and loved ones, and losing connections like those you had while working. Health concerns can make socializing more difficult. Join us as we discuss ways to stay connected and healthy during the pand...
Please see this message from the Town Clerk’s office with details regarding the upcoming State Primary Election.
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the RJ Grey Junior High School gymnasium (located at 16 Charter Road). Similar to the local election held earlier this year, all COVID-19 safety protocols (f...
Information on the September 1st State Primary Election, September 8th Special Town Meeting, and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Find out more in the latest Acton At-A-Glance!
Watch the video below or link here: Acton At-A-Glance - Episode 13 (links to Town of Acton Facebook page)
Updated to include a new deadline for interested applicants
Recently the Board of Selectmen approved the charge for a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commission to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion in Acton, and recommend ways to improve. So many people have expressed an interest in being a m...
View information and updates from the Town of Concord
The Town of Concord is making upgrades to its Nagog Pond Water Treatment Plant, including replacing the existing intake pipe and constructing a new treatment facility.
The Town of Concord will begin deep water work this fall to replace the intake pipe in N...
The Town Clerk’s office wishes to share some important information related to the upcoming State Primary Election.
The last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary election is Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The Election will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the RJ Grey Junior High School gymnasium (12 Charte...
This week on Acton-At-A-Glance: Tax-Relief Appointments with Assessors, September 1st State Primary Election Information, September Special Town Meeting, Acton's newest service dog, and Java with John!
It is the policy of this community to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, and other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value.
This disclosure notification is to inform buyers and occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that cause nois...
The August 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is available now!
Click here to view the August 2020 Municipal Monthly.
This week on Acton At-A-Glance: BOS Equity and Diversity Advisory Commission, 2020 NARA Concerts Update, Massachusetts Traveler's Form, Transfer Station Stickers available online, Voting information, and Town Planner Retirement!
Resident Comments Invited
On July 20, 2020 the Board of Selectmen voted to establish the following as its top priority goal for the year:
A letter from Jo-Ann Berry, Acton Town Moderator.
As Acton Town Moderator, it is my responsibility to appoint the members of Acton’s Finance Committee. At this time, there is an opening for an Associate Member of the committee. One goal of my outreach is to broaden the diversity of voi...
This week on Acton At-A-Glance: Walk-Up Town Services, Java with John, Election and Early Voting Information, and Board of Selectmen Goals.
Transfer Station and Recycling Center Stickers can now be purchased online.
Transfer Station Stickers for the following are available at https://www.acton-ma.gov/payonline :
Second stickers and replacement stickers must be purchased directly through the Acton DPW.Please...
On Sunday, July 19th, and Monday, July 20th, Markings, Inc. will be painting reflective lines throughout Acton. Work is expected to start at 9:00 PM. A police detail and highway crew members will be accompanying them. Please use caution.
Update: The work has been completed at this time.
The Community Preservation Committee will be hosting a CPC public hearing on September 8th to approve the 2021 CPC Plan.
Please provide any comments on the draft 2021 CPC plan by August 28th to the Planning Division, Planning@actonma.gov
All usable property that is being disposed of by the Acton Police Department will be transferred to a public internet auction service.
In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 135, the Acton Police Department utilizes the services of Propertyroom.com to auction off all of our abandoned, stolen, or lawfully seized property that has remained unclaimed for 30 days or more. Items being auc...
The application period has been extended.
Applications are still being accepted for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on a first come first serve basis.
This program will provide temporary rental assistance in the form of a grant and will be administered through a collaboration with the Regi...
The June 29th Town Meeting Abstract has been posted.
Department Policies Now Align with all 8 Can't Wait Reforms.
Chief Richard Burrows is proud to share that the Acton Police Department has updated its use of force policy, requiring officers to intervene in situations where another officer is using unreasonable force, bringing the department fully in line with all r...
The Acton Water District recently sent a public notice to all postal patrons in Acton regarding PFAS.
Here is a link to the notice from the Acton Water District: https://actonwater.com/assets/media/documents/PFAS%20June%202020%20Public%20Notice.pdf
Residents are encouraged to continue to check the Acton Water District web site for updates on this...
This year's 4th of July Celebration at NARA Park has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Town Offices including the Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
The Transfer Station will be open on Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
The Acton Memorial Library is now taking electronic holds for curbside pickup.
You can request Acton items online for curbside pick up at find.minlib.net
A letter to voters from Town Moderator Jo-Ann Berry regarding the upcoming Annual Town Meeting being held at the Acton Boxborough Regional High School at 6:00 PM on June 29, 2020
June 13, 2020
Dear Acton Voters,
We are living in strange times and this year’s Annual Town Meeting will be different than what we have been used to. While every effort is being made to make the meeting accessible and efficient, there ar...
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.
The Annual Town Meeting previously scheduled for April was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annual Town Meeting has now been rescheduled and will take place on Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School....
Beginning the week of June 15th, construction will begin on the following streets:
The Warrant for the June 29th Annual Town Meeting is now available.
The June 29th Annual Town Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Upper Gymnasium (Indoor, sociallydistanced seating) and the Adjacent Parking Lot (Outdoor, socially-distanced seating) to discuss the articles as outlined...
Acton discontinued townwide spraying unless there is a public health threat, and currently contracts with Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) for mosquito services.
Residents may request service to their own property by calling the CMMCP at 508-393-3055, or on their website at https://www.cmmcp.org/. Residents may contact the Health Department with questions at 978-929-6632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results from the Annual Town Election and the 2020 Special State Election are now available.
Annual Town Election Results
Special State Election Results
Acton Town Manager John S. Mangiaratti, and Police Chief Richard Burrows and Boxborough Town Administrator Ryan Ferrara and Police Chief Warren B. Ryder seek to release the following statement:
"We, the municipal and law enforcement leaders of Acton and Boxborough, denounce the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers.
"The tragic death of George Floyd creates justifiable fear and anger within commun...
Applications available starting June 1, 2020
The Town of Acton is pleased to announce a COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program is available to help local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This grant will assist existing small businesses that have had significant business disruption due to ...
The Town of Acton is pleased to announce the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
This program will provide temporary rental assistance in the form of a grant and will be administered through a collaboration with the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO)...
Tuesday June 2, 2020 at RJ Grey Junior High School, 16 Charter Road
The Town Election for all residents and Special State Representative Election for those in Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will be held on June 2, 2020. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All six precincts will vote at the RJ Grey Junior High School, 16 Ch...
A revised version of the Housing Production Plan (HPP) is now available. The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will hold a follow-up joint meeting on Tuesday, May 26th.
At this meeting, the consultants will provide an overview of the revisions made to the HPP based on feedback provided during the public comment period. The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will consider adoption of the HPP at this meeting. To view th...
Special edition Municipal Monthly that is being mailed to all households to help provide updated information and resources related to COVID-19.
The May 1, 2020 Covid-19 Special Edition of Municipal Monthly will be mailed to each household. Please use the link below to view the online version.
The Annual Town Election as well as the Special State Election has been postponed to Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Keep yourselves and the Election Workers safe. Early voting by mail is encouraged and is now available.
Applications may be found here Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:Town Clerk472 Main St.Acton, MA 01720
Any absentee ballots already sent for either election will still be valid. If you have already received yo...
Watch the Memorial Day Ceremony on Acton TV
A moving video was put together for residents since we cannot be together for an in-person ceremony due to the current local state of emergency related to the COVID-19.
This video will be broadcast on ActonTV local cable or may be viewed at the following l...
Beginning on May 8th, National Grid will be preforming infrastructure upgrades on Massachusetts Avenue and Arlington Street in West Acton.
The work zone will include the area from approximately 533 to 590 Massachusetts Avenue, and from 250 to 271 Arlington Street.
Annual outdoor water use restrictions are in effect from May 1st to October 1st.
The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board held a joint meeting to hear public comments on May 4th at 7PM.
Due to the significant number of citizen comments received to the draft Housing Production Plan (HPP), a revised draft will not be available today and the joint meeting of the Board Of Selectmen and Planning Board will not take place on Tuesday, May 12. &...
The HPP as its commonly known, identifies the housing needs of a community and the goals and strategies it will use to identify and achieve the 40B 10% threshold.
By taking this proactive approach in the adoption of an HPP, we are much more likely to achieve our affordable housing planning goals. Since the fall, the planning department has led a HPP process to renew our plan. This included significant local input t...
Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Acton: Please see the attached application and flyer for details regarding eligibility requirements and the selection process.
This is a first-come, first-served opportunity, so the first eligible household who submits a complete application will be given the opportunity to purchase this home. Please read the application carefully and contact Lara Plaskon at firstname.lastname@example.org ...
An update on the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
A daily update on the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
Town of Acton Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19
The Town of Acton has been notified by the Department of Public Health of the town’s first positive case of COVID-19.
Acton Public Health Nurses are working closely with the resident and will notify othe...
Number of confirmed cases in Acton: 0
Board of Health meets tonight at 7PM (virtually)
Selectmen seeking a court order to delay the Town Election and State Special Election scheduled March 31st
Human Services and Senior Center Facility, Acton Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, Recreation Offices, Cemetery and Town Hall will be closed to the public until at least March 23rd.
COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization this week.
At this time, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus in Acton.
Government operations for the ...
Town Hall, Acton libraries, Human Services and Senior Center, and Recreation office closed to the public until March 23rd while operations remain in service.
Effective at 5 p.m. today, Acton’s Human Services and Senior Center Facility, Acton Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, Recreation Offices and Town Hall will be closed to the public until at least March 23 in an effort to reduce the r...
Town of Acton Announces Cancellations and Closures Related to Coronavirus
Over the coming days, the Town of Acton will be modifying or canceling programming in accordance with guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health a...
Town officials wish to provide the community with updated information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as federal and state health officials continue to monitor the spread of the virus internationally.
Town officials are closely following guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding...
Please be aware that the Registry of Motor Vehicles has recently changed the systems they use to calculate the taxes owed on motor vehicles.
The RMV has updated valuations to more accurately reflect the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and they now round to the nearest dollar. These changes may impact certain motor vehicles and the associated excise tax bill.
For more info...
Preliminary results for the Presidential Primary, as well as the Special State Primary are now available.
To view the preliminary results from the Presidential Primary, CLICK HERE.
To view the preliminary results from the Special State Primary, CLICK HERE.
Please note that the results are viewed as 2 separate documents.
Click HERE to read the March 2020 edition of the Municipal Monthly.
The department is moving toward a fully green vehicle fleet
Acton Police recently took delivery of its first hybrid marked cruiser as it looks to save both money and reducing its carbon footprint. (Courtesy Photos/Acton Police Department)
ACTON -- Chief Richard Burrows is pleased to announce that the Acton Police D...
Acton's Health Department Offers General Illness and Flu Prevention Tips
ACTON -- As federal and state health officials continue to monitor the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) internationally, Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Health Director Sheryl Ball wish to remind residents that the risk of catchi...
Early Voting will take place at Acton Town Hall, located at 472 Main Street in Acton. For a complete list of early voting dates and times, please view the Early Voting Flyer.
The Presidential and Special State Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
The Town of Acton is evaluating the first year of a two-year bike share pilot program.
Your participation in this survey will help us make improvements to the program, gauge interest in continuing and/or expanding the program. Your feedback is important, and we thank you for your participation. If you complete the survey, there will be a pr...
The Baker-Polito Administration awarded Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program grants to local communities on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the New Bedford State Pier. (Photo Courtesy Town of Acton)
FEBRUARY 7, 2020
ACTON -- Town Manager John Mangiaratti is pl...
The February 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is now available.
Read it here: Municipal Monthly - February 2020
To our community,
A series of incidents that occurred earlier this month involving a young student at the Merriam Elementary School has now gained significant public attention.
First and foremost, the Town’s deepest concerns are for the welfare of...
Training to be held at the Acton Public Safety Building located at 371 Main Street on Wednesday, February 12.CPR AED from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.First Aid from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMClass is $75 per person
Please email Tom Matthews to reserve your email@example.com or call (978) 929-7453
Housing Production Plan Public Forum – Thursday, January 30, at 7:00PM in Room 204 Acton Town Hall
As part of the process of updating the Town of Acton’s Housing Production Plan, there will be a Public Forum on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 7pm (snow date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020) in Room 204 of Town Hall. This meeting will present th...
Chief Robert Hart reports the Acton Fire Department recently completed ice rescue training and provides critical safety tips.
ACTON -- Acton Firefighters conducted live training on Ice House Pond (Firefighters Richard Sullivan and David Gershen shown to the right), near the intersection of Concord and Great Roads, on Saturday, Dec. 28. Participants donned a specialized ...
This month's edition of Municipal Monthly is now available.
Click HERE to view the latest edition of the Municipal Monthly!
Is your cat or dog in need of a rabies vaccination? Please join the Acton Health Department for our 2020 Rabies Vaccination Clinic.
Where: Dogstar Activity Center, 310B School StreetWhen: Saturday, February 29th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost is $15.00. Owners must bring the most recent vaccination certificate (tag not sufficient) if applicable. Animals without certificat...