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Seniors await a welcome freeze in Marlborough

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 29, 2007 08:37 AM

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City councilor Richard Towle proposed the freeze as a way to help seniors pay their tax bills as housing values have soared.
(Globe staff photo by John Blanding)

MARLBOROUGH

A proposal to freeze the property taxes of nearly 500 city residents age 75 and older will now go to the state legislature after gaining city council approval.

The rule applies only to residents who have lived in Marlborough 25 years or more and those who qualify for the state's senior "circuit breaker" tax credit.

City councilor Richard Towle -- who is not old enough to qualify for the exemption -- said he proposed it as a way to help seniors pay their tax bills as housing values have soared. Towle also recently announced he would not seek reelection.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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