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Budget Committee should examine why town tax rate didn't dip

To The Daily Sun,

Just received our Sanbornton tax bill due Dec. 16, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the total tax rate had decreased by 38 cents. It seems that the school, state and county rates had decreased, but the municipal (town rate) remained unchanged.

The good news is, as per my calculation, if your property has a $200,000 assessed valuation you should see about a $76 reduction in your total tax bill.

So the question is if the other taxing authorities were able to reduce their tax rates why not the town of Sanbornton?

Something for our Budget Committee to examine in the future and perhaps to be discussed at the Town Meeting.

Bill Whalen

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Sunday's Fun Run/Walk on WOW Trail will benefit the Santa Fund

To The Daily Sun,

The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region operates year-round to help children and families. So far this year we have provided warm coats, boots and snow pants to over 625 children in the area. We have provided food gift certificates and gas cards to families who have children with medical conditions. We have provided sports items for youth and teens so that they could be part of a team or go to dance class. Our program is funded fully by donations and funds received by the Children's Auction.

This year, in partnership with The Downtown Gym, we would like to invite you to join us this Sunday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. for our first Santa Shuffle Fun Run/Walk to benefit The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region. Just turn up in your Santa suit, Santa hat, elf suit or other holiday apparel.

We will start at The Downtown Gym at 171 Fair St., (former Citizen Publishing Office) at WOW Trail entrance at gym, continuing on the trail to the Belmont town line and back finishing at The Downtown Gym. There is no registration fee but donations are gladly accepted to benefit The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region.

Raffle tickets available at race with raffle to be held after race including gift certificates and some fabulous items. Register at Eventbrite

Janet Brough
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region

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