This website is now closed

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30—In their agenda for ACT's September 12 virtual (ZOOM) Board meeting, the organization's officers announced that this website would be replaced with a new one in the near future.

Therefore this website is now closed. As soon as the new website is launched, its internet address will be published at the top of this page. That will be the only new piece of information to appear here after October 1st, 2020.

Though de-activated, this site will remain up for at least the next five years at <www.actcambridge.org>

• Everything that is on the site now—all that has been published since this site was launched nine years ago—will be preserved.

• However the site will no longer dispay new information. Because of this, the site’s content will gradually become outdated. A lot will remain useful, but in reviewing materials you find here, please consider when the materials were posted.

What is the reason for closing this site?

On September 12, the Executive Committee announced to the ACT Board: a “new and improved ACT website [to] be presented at future Board meeting.”  The annuncement was not discussed at the meeting. No details were available, beyond a co-chair’s statement that a web developer had already been paid to design the new site.

There been no discussion about migrating features or content from the current website. At least, I had not heard anything about it, although as the ACT Board's appointed office manager, I was responsible for maintaining and updating the site. 

At the same September 12 meeting, the ACT Board went into executive session and voted to remove two of its own members, including one of its co-chairs. This removal process was unprecedented. It convinced me to resign as office manager and stop working with ACT. If you would like my rundown on what happened in ACT, and why it led me to resign—and if you are an ACT member—I will be happy to respond if you email me at etwee@earthlink.net 

Besides myself and one of the expelled Board members, some other office volunteers have also withdrawn. The remaining co-chair has said there will be a new volunteer system to staff the office. But for now, it is not clear what the ACT office hours are. 

—bill cunningham