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The HopkinToon: A Taxing Issue

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  1. Regarding Real Estate Taxes why can’t you follow Georgias rule for people over 65 .They seem to be getting by! Just thought i would ask ?

  2. Or how about a residential exemption under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5C that Barnstable, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Nantucket, Provincetown, Somerset, Somerville, Tisbury, Waltham and Watertown already enjoy.

    A town can adopt a residential exemption (of up to 20% of the median home assessment in Town) by a simple vote of its Board of Selectmen, but when has anybody ever heard of Hopkinton looking into doing that to rein in taxes? Nope, they just vote their approval for digging the town into more mind boggling debt so that they’ll have to raise already onerous taxes to pay it off. Lexington is working on this kind of exemption, why isn’t Hopkinton?

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