Acton RTC Statement on Kelley's Corner Infrastructure Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact:  Dave Lunger, Chair

                                                                                                                Phone: 781 -775 -9922


                                Kelley’s Corner

Acton RTC urges changes to Kelley’s Corner infrastructure plan


Acton, MA, July 7, 2018 – The Acton Republican Town Committee urges the MassDOT to consider modifications to its infrastructure plans for Kelley’s Corner. As a deeply divisive issue (it has failed recent Town Meeting votes), changes to the plan can and should be considered to increase consensus to improve the end result and the satisfaction that goes with it.

The following are the critical goals of the ARTC.  These objectives are shared by most Actonians:

  • Preserving town character, especially venerating our stately old-growth trees along Route 111, west of Kelley’s corner.
  • A Primarily residential Acton must maintain existing and promote new thriving and tax-paying businesses; certainly not discourage the business community with business-terminating takings.
    • If current business parking footprints are needed, then plan for replacement rather than elimination (for example, behind these businesses); and,
    • Further evaluation of the road alignment could be performed to assess if these business parking takings can be reduced or eliminated.
  • Supporting changes to Kelley’s to be driven and guided by trusted private sector entrepreneurism
  • Efficiency improvements of traffic flow, but not at the expense of pedestrian safety. For example, finding alternatives to turning lanes, such as finding alternatives to the northbound approach to Rt27 where there is a proposed turning lane onto Rt111.


In our view, the current infrastructure plan does not address sufficiently the above critical goals. However, we would rather see modifications to the current plan to address them, rather than starting anew. Doing so will increase the support throughout our small-town community with a better end result.


If you would like more information about this statement, please contact Dave Lunger, Acton RTC Chair, at 781-775-9922/


Caucus results selecting delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts GOP Convention

The Acton Republican Town Committee congratulates delegates upon their selection at the caucus held at the Bellows Farm Clubhouse on February 21. Delegates will represent all Acton Republicans at the Massachusetts GOP convention at the Worcester DCU Center on April 28, 2018 as part of the process selecting which candidates appear on the Republican primary ballot in the September 4, 2018 election.

The delegates are:

Bill Beebee

Anping Liu

Jim Conboy

Carol Mahoney

Beth Farley

John Norton

Tom Farley

Scott Smyers

Kristen Koehler

Siby Alakkatt

Jack Mahoney, secretary

Mike Majors, treasurer

Tom Beals, vice-chair

Dave Lunger, chairman





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Meeting to Elect Delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts GOP Convention

TO:  Friends of the Acton RTC

From: Dave Lunger, Chairman of the Acton Republican Town Committee

Date:  February 11, 2018

Subject Matter:  Meeting to Elect Delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts GOP Convention

I am writing to invite you to participate in this year’s Town Caucus and/or the Republican State Convention.

Consider this your official notification of our meeting to elect delegates to the 2018 MA GOP Convention to be held April 28th in Worcester. We have been allocated spaces for 13 delegates. Unlike the 2014 convention, there will be no alternate delegates this time.

We will be holding the official meeting to elect delegates from our town on Wednesday, February 21st.  The meeting will start at 7pm at the Bellows Farm Clubhouse, 111 Davis Road, Acton MA.

Official members of our Republican Town Committee are the only eligible caucus voters, however any Republican can run for a delegate spot, if registered as a Republican as of December 31, 2017. If this meeting is postponed due to weather emergency, the snow date is Wednesday, February 27th, 7pm at 5 Wampanoag Drive, Acton MA.

If you are interested in putting your name forward as a potential delegate, be sure to do one of the following:

  1. Contact me at 781-775-9922 or to announce your intentions, or
  2. Attend the Acton RTC Caucus on February 21, 2018 at the Bellows Farm Clubhouse.

If you cannot attend the Caucus, but would like to be a delegate, you must make your intentions known to me in advance, so we can put your name on the ballot. Otherwise, please attend the meeting.

Please feel free to call/e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you


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