Thursday, February 21, 2013
Silvertones will be holding a dance on Feb. 22.
The Silvertones will hold a dance at the Senior Center this Friday, February 22th from 7-10 PM. Tickets are available at the door at $10 per person. Refreshments are served mid evening. Public welcome. Congratulations are extended to those special couples honored at the recent Friends & COA Valentine Dance. Those couples in attendance were: Bob and Anne Duncan, 50 years; Ed and Barbara Flanagan, 51 years; Tom and Clover Wilson, 51 years; Charlie and Janet Vitt, 52 years; and, Paul and Louise Gearty, 53 years. Those recognized but unable to attend were: Art & Jan Lockhart, 50 years; Tom and Mary Jo O'Brien 51 years; Ronald & Joan Thomas, 51 years, Butch and Dotty Proctor, 53 years; Paul & Margy Mouliason, 57 years; and, Walter and Gloria …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The countdown is on for Tax Day!
Friday, January 25, 2013
The governor's budget proposal for fiscal 2014 would raise $1.9 billion in new revenues through a combination of tax increases and eliminating some tax breaks. Is the state's economy ready for this?
After years of treading water in the state budget, Gov. Deval Patrick has put forth an ambitious $34.8 billion proposal for the coming fiscal year that would make significant investments in education and transportation by raising $1.9 billion in revenue, through a combination of tax increases and eliminating some tax breaks. The question: Is the state's economy ready for this? To raise that funding, Patrick's proposal would increase the income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while doubling personal exemptions. It'd also lower the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent. Several tax breaks for both personal income and businesses would be eliminated. The gas tax would be indexed to inflation, ensuring gradual increases in what …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tell us: do you think we need to increase taxes to strengthen education and transportation?
In his State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday night, Gov. Deval Patrick proposed raising the state's income tax by 1 percentage point and lowering the sales tax to pay for $2 billion in transportation improvements and early childhood education programs. "There is no good time to raise taxes. I know how tough the times have been on the people and families of the Commonwealth. And though the worst of the recession is over, many, many families still face tough decisions and have deep anxiety about the future. I would not ask if I did not believe in my heart that investing meaningfully today in education and transportation will significantly improve our economic tomorrows," Patrick said. Patrick said he wanted a more fair and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mother Jones released a video of Mitt Romney telling a private audience that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. Was this a ruinous gaffe, or has Romney told a hard political truth?
A secret video obtained by Mother Jones magazine has rocked the political world. In that video, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims, are dependent on the government and will never vote for him. He went further, saying he wasn't worried about them. The magazine released a portion of the video Monday. In a late night press conference Monday, Romney said the comments were not "elegantly stated," but were part of a larger conversation about the role of personal responsibility. Romney went on to say the comments were a reflection on "the political process of winning an election, and, of course, I want to help all Americans—all Americans—have a bright and prosperous future." Mother …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Scott Sutherland sentenced to six months home confinement and ordered to pay more that $250,000 restitution.
A Tewksbury man has been sentenced to six months home confinement after pleading guilty to charges that he repeatedly failed to pay over Federal Income Tax and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes he had withheld from his employees. Scott L. Sutherland is the former owner of Sutherland Installation and Service. In a federal indictment, dated Sept. 28, 2010, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office alleged that from 2003-2007, Sutherland withheld deductions totalling $172,880.28 from his employees and did not turn that money over to the government and did not file the proper tax forms. The five-count indictment only covered tax quarters in 2003 and 2004. Details of the plea agreement reached on June 30 were made public this …