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High School Graduations, 2024

June 14, 2024
AB High School Class of 2024 graduation goes off without a hitch Students, families and friends gathered on Leary Field on June 7 to celebrate the 407 member Acton-Boxborough Regional High School graduating class of 2024. Principal Joanie Dean recognized graduating students for their resiliency, compassion and positivity, noting that they began their high school careers during the COVID pandemic. Class speakers Tanvi Sistu and Braelyn Valente-Phillips spoke to the uncertainty about the changes and challenges that lay ahead, and retiring teacher, Susan Nugent, offered the traditional sending forth message to the graduates noting, “You don’t have to have your…
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Acton Housing Authority’s executive director retires

June 14, 2024
Kelley Cronin, Acton Housing Authority’s Executive Director retired June 7 after 19 years with the Authority. In recognition of this milestone, Nancy Kolb, chair of the Acton Housing Authority, shared these recollections with the Acton Exchange: Kelley first worked for the City of Boston Mayor’s Office and then…
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Acton plans Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on May 27

May 24, 2024
The Town of Acton’s Department of Veterans’ Services and the Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee are organizing the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies scheduled for Monday, May 27th. This year’s parade will take place in West Acton, leaving the Gates School at 10 a.m. sharp and proceeding along…
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Select Board honors volunteers of the year

May 24, 2024
Town Manager John Mangiaratti and the Select Board hosted a May 16th ceremony at the Acton Memorial Library where each Select Board member announced the honoree that they had nominated as a 2024 Colonel Francis Faulkner Sr. Exemplary Volunteer of the Year. This year’s honorees were: Janet Adachi,…
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