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With several business owners looking on, selectmen Tuesday unanimously elected to stick with a single tax rate, which will mean an approximately $100 tax increase for the average homeowner.
“The majority of costs are driven by the residential properties and the schools,” said Selectman Bill Boland.
Taxing businesses at a higher rate is unfair, he said.
The town has historically taxed its residential and commercial properties at the same rate, but the business community showed up en masse Tuesday following a recent report by a town resident suggesting a switch.
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