Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In the News: club lacrosse, meals tax

Kristin Igoe, the girls lacrosse coach at Franklin High school and Tanner Guarino, the incoming lacrosse coach of Holliston High are in a joint venture.
"That’s late by today’s standards," says Igoe. "A lot of kids start in fourth grade, some even younger." 
To give girls the opportunity they didn’t have, Igoe and Guarino this year launched Gold Star Lacrosse, a Medway-based club lacrosse team for girls in fourth through eighth grade. 
"A lot of girls play lacrosse, but there’s not a club in this area so we wanted to bring a quality youth program here," says Igoe.
Continue reading the full article in the Milford Daily News here

The Milford Daily News has an article on the local implementations of the meals tax and makes reference to Franklin..
Slightly larger than Milford, Franklin adopted the meals tax in 2010 and has received an average of $465,000 in added annual revenue over the last two years. 
Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said he recommended passage to Town Council in 2010 because Franklin was "desperate’’ at a time of fluctuating state aid. 
With many non-residents staying in Franklin’s three hotels and patronizing local restaurants, he said the extra 75 cents charge on a $100 meal was barely felt but brought significant revenues that were put to good use. 
"We used it to save jobs,’’ said Nutting. "We kept people working."
Continue reading the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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