Alissa Nicol

A man shows an old black and white picture.

Water District leads abutters on preview hike

July 5, 2024
Two families enjoyed an early evening hike on the newly acquired Acton Water District (AWD) land located at 549 Main Street on Thursday, June 28. AWD District Manager Matt Mostoller and AWD Environmental Manager Alex Wahlstrom organized the Public Access Preview event for abutters to the property. Mostoller…
Five women posing in the sun. Four of the women are wearing Helen Roper costumes -- Curly red wigs, bright kaftans, and chunky jewelry. The 5th woman is wearing a straw hat and sunglasses, as befits the perfect weather.

Acton can be proud of this well-attended Pride Fest

June 21, 2024
On Saturday June 15, at NARA Park in North Acton, rainbows were in abundance despite the clear blue sky with nary a single cloud. The second annual Pride Fest, organized by the Acton Recreation Department, welcomed the Town of Westford this year to join in the family-friendly celebration…
Another booth -- the awning says Acton Water District. There are people behind the table talking to a group of fair attendees.

Festival offers opportunity to learn about and celebrate climate action in Acton

June 14, 2024
Acton’s Sustainability Office, with funding from the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program grant program, organized a Climate Resilience Festival that was held on Saturday, June 8 at the Gardner Playground in West Acton. Participating organizations included Green Acton, Acton Boxborough Farmers Market, Acton Water District, Acton Conservation Trust (ACT),…
A cheery flowerbed with a wooden sign that says "Planted and maintained by the Acton Garden Club."

Oval Garden is Dedicated

May 7, 2024
The Oval Garden in front of Town Hall, newly planted by the Acton Garden Club to commemorate the club’s 90th Anniversary, was dedicated on the morning of May 1. The 20’x18’ perennial garden was designed with plantings that will withstand, with little maintenance or watering, the harsh sun,…
8 hatchling wood turtles on a person's open hands

Wood Turtles Get a Head Start

March 23, 2024
On March 6, six volunteers joined Acton’s Land Stewardship Coordinator Ian Bergemann and Zoo New England (ZNE) Field Biologist Jimmy Welch to create habitat for threatened wood turtles, Glyptemys insculpta, along a brook in Acton. ZNE’s website describes the species as “once the most common freshwater turtle in…
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