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TAXES: State Legislature Approves Millions in Tax Hikes

Statehouse, Boston, June 26, 2013 - The Massachusetts House 105-47, Senate 34-6, approved a conference committee version of a transportation package that proponents say will raise $500 million through tax hikes. Some opponents of the measure dispute the proponents' projections, and argue that the total in tax hikes will be dramatically more than $500 million.

FIRE DEPT: Report Outlines Miscues, Mis-steps Fighting Boathouse Road Fire

Groton Fire Department has issued its report on the investigation of the May 10, 2013 Boat House Road fire in which it took some 23 minutes to establish the initial water supply to attack the fire in the single family residence. Fire Chief Joe Bosselait estimated that the fire in the home had been in progress for some 2 ½ to 3 hours before the call came into the Communications Center. The Chief said that there were multiple issues that contributed to the loss of water during the fire;

POLITICS: Markey Edges Gomez in Tight Groton Race: 10-Vote Wining Margin

While you would never know it statewide or even locally, the Special US Senatorial Election in Groton was on the minds of many voters despite the indifference that voters displayed statewide. The Secretary of State's Office in Massachusetts had forecast an historically low turnout for the Special State Election and media outlets cited factors from Boston Bruins Stanley Cup run to the Boston Marathon bombings to summer vacations as reasons this election failed to capture voters' attention.


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