Tomorrow, Oct. 15, is the last day to register for the state and presidential election on Nov. 4, 2008.

The Town Hall in Wenham is open until 7:00 p.m. tonight and 4:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Town Hall in Hamilton will be open until 7:00 p.m. today and 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. It takes just minutes to fill out the form to register to vote.

Opinions roll in about Question 1

Question 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot asks Massachusetts voters if they want to repeal the state income tax.

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, an independent group, says in its 28-page report, "The large cuts in education and non-education aid would have a devastating impact on cities and towns that are already facing serious fiscal problems. The result would be major cuts in services in almost all communities and even higher property taxes that would fall more heavily on low and moderate income taxpayers. (Emphasis ours; click here for the full report)

The Boston Globe says, “Local services from schools to police stations to senior centers would be on the chopping block. Property taxes — the most unfair and hated of all assessments — would likely rise to make up the difference.” (Click here for the full story)

The Boston Herald says, “Now is not the time to take that kind of a fiscal gamble.” (Click here for more)

Save our town services and save our schools. Vote No on Question 1, and please consider forwarding this message to school and town supporters in other communities. Thanks for paying attention to this serious issue.

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