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By adamg - 3/9/20 - 1:20 pm

New England Folk Festival Association President Janet Yeracaris announced today the group has called off its annual festival in Acton next month because of Covid-19, in part because part of what makes the festival so special is what also would put attendees at risk: People of all ages holding hands and dancing face to face in tight quarters. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 9:32 am
Car fire in Acton

Photo by Acton PD.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Acton Police report a car erupted in flames this morning.

Early investigation indicates it was possibly a squirrel's nest.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 9:15 am

The owner of the Incredible Shrinking Sears and KMart announced more closings yesterday, in a move that will mean eastern Massachusetts will be Kmart-free save for one remaining outlet in Hyannis.

H/t Ron Newman.

By adamg - 3/9/18 - 11:19 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the town of Acton can't give a church in its historic town center a grant to repair its stained-glass windows, at least for the time being, not because of the First Amendment, but because of a section of the Massachusetts constitution related to grants to private institutions. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/16 - 9:18 am

At 7:38 a.m., Finn tweeted from aboard an inbound Fitchburg Line train:

we're supposed to be arriving in Boston now. Instead we're in Acton going in the *reverse direction*.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/14 - 8:59 am

AsymmetRx Medical, an Acton company that holds a patent on an antibody used to diagnose prostate cancer, is suing Santa Cruz Biotechnology of Dallas on charges the Texas company offers a product that uses the same basic idea.

In its lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, AsymmetRx, founded on the work of a Harvard researcher, says Santa Cruz started selling its product after it had agreed in 2007 not to do so - to settle a similar lawsuit AsymmetRx filed over the same exact patent.

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