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5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 13

Tonight is the 2nd Annual Taste of MetroWest at the Sheraton Framingham from 5 to 8 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the door, $30.

Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.

1. Framingham Council on Aging will hold its monthly meeting today at 1:30 p.m. at the

2. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the , following a couple of closed sessions. On the agenda is a report from budget, budget, , discussion of possibly and a report from SMOC board of directors.

3. Tickets may be purchased at the door; $30.

4. Framingham Patch will be holding office hours Wednesday, March 14 from 6-7 p.m. at inside the before the start of Framingham Special Town Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Stop by to chat with the editor or the advertising manager.

5. Are you a Framingham resident running in the upcoming Boston Marathon? Email us at susan.petroni@patch.com and tell us why you run and how long you've done it for. We are looking for residents to feature on Framingham Patch.

Kim Poness March 13, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I'm curious to know what people think of the updated senior tax break? I'm currently a precinct 18 TMM (just since this past November, so I'm on the ballot for the April election), and I'd like to know what people think. Anyone?
Ted Young March 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I think a lot of people need help. It's wrong to limit this break just to seniors. If they can't give the break to everybody who needs it, then they shouldn't give it to anybody. It's unfair.
Kim Poness March 13, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Thanks for your opinion, Ted. Duly noted.
Kylon Colinet March 13, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Kim , great question. I to am on the the ballot for precinct 1 TMM, and am curious what other solutions would work. As Ted said above a lot of people need some type of assistance. Do you offer a tax break on a sliding scale depending on income?
Kim Poness March 13, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I have to say, I feel like it's the right thing to do for a number of reasons, but the responses I've read to the article on the mwdn website seem to favor no tax breaks for seniors. I feel I have a responsibility to vote the way the folks in my precinct would want me to, but I was away this weekend, and didn't have time to go door to door to find out!
Jim Rizoli March 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM
It might sound like a nice gesture but in all honesty it doesn't go far enough. Big deal....$ 500.00 bucks....The amount of people who will qualify is small and the paperwork and disclosure info is too personal. If you want to give away all your financial secrets for $ 500.00 bucks than go for it. To me it's not worth it. There are younger people in the town that are hurting as bad, if not more and what are they getting...goose egg! The exemption is too discriminatory against all other needy people. Oh, by the way, the tidal wave in the form of the health care cost for retirees is going to bury us....and guess what we haven't put a dime into that one as of yet. http://tinyurl.com/7gc6xw9 You think we have problems now wait until this 16-20 million bill hits the ledger. Where are we going to get this money?.. and that is EACH year........it's not a one time bill. Jim@ccfiile.com

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