Letter: Abolish the 1 percent
Editor of the Reformer,
With everyone ordering online, it's hard enough for small retail businesses to stay open in a town like Brattleboro.
It astounds me that the decision was made to tack a 1 percent tax on businesses the town depends upon in order to attract visitors.
They should be getting a 1 percent discount!
I'm sure there was a lot of debate when this policy was being considered.
Would it help or hurt downtown?
Now we know — it hurts.
So let's end the 1 percent tax.
Brattleboro, August 7
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