Saturday, August 8, 2015

In the News: Tri-County Adult Ed, tax free weekend

Registration is now open for the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District’s fall 2015 continuing education courses. 
Course offerings include basic cake decorating, how to start a profitable business, Social Media 101, archery, Kripalu yoga and a three-course home improvement course. 
The school also offers industry certification courses that include electrical apprentice training, plumbing apprentice training, OSHA 30 Hour training and ServSafe certification.
Tri-County Adult Education
Tri-County Adult Education
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Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday morning signed into law the bill suspending the state's 6.25 percent sales tax for most purchases that weekend. 
"This tax-free weekend is not only an opportunity to save a few dollars for consumers, but it's also an opportunity for people to buy local and keep more business here in the Commonwealth," Baker said, citing a Retailers Association of Massachusetts report that showed the sale tax holiday boosts retail by over $100 million. 
The sales tax will still apply to sales of telecommunications items, tobacco products, motor vehicles, motorboats, gasoline, electricity, meals and items priced at more than $2,500.
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