Letter: Abolish the 1 percent

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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.

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Would it help or hurt downtown?

Now we know — it hurts.

So let's end the 1 percent tax.

Dorothy Thompson

Brattleboro, August 7


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