Senior tax change: 'The biggest screw-up I've ever seen'

Barrington residents object to switch in senior tax exemption

Posted 10/17/17

Dozens of people crowded into the council chambers on Monday night to voice their opposition to the town's new income-based senior tax exemption.

One woman called the exemption a "prejudicial act" …

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