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Day: November 20, 2017

Stories and Tales of Our Town

Nov. 20, 2017 Stories and Tales of Our Town Compiled By Roger Breeze   Robert Harrison Donovan Local Postmaster, Turkey Farmer Dec. 16, 1911, to March 10, 1993   At the corner of Sampson and Green roads a turkey farm once existed. Many of the local people purchased their Thanksgiving main dish at this farm…

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In Brief . . . Board of Selectmen Nov. 16, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 By Nan Shnitzler Following is a summary of discussion and action items from the Nov. 16 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. New police to be drawn from reserves Selectmen voted to approve Police Chief Warren Nelson’s proposal to have a reserve officer be sponsored by Bolton to attend the full-time police academy in…

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Tax Rate Falls; Taxes Rise

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler At the recommendation of the Board of Assessors, selectmen on Nov. 16 voted to maintain a single uniform tax rate in Fiscal 2018 for residential, commercial and personal property, which is projected to be $20.66, a 54-cent decrease over Fiscal 2017. However, the new rate represents a tax bill…

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Camp Virginia Price Still Up in the Air

Nov. 20, 2017 by Nan Shnitzler After the selectmen emerged from executive session Nov. 16, Town Administrator Don Lowe reported that the $800,000 selectmen had authorized him to offer for Camp Virginia would likely be rejected. According to Lowe, Lee Freudenheim, the real estate agent for property owners The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, said…

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