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Letter: Adding insult to injury

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I’m sure I am not alone in the shock experienced last Thursday, Feb. 7, when reading the above-the-fold headline of “Full GHS renovation could result in 22¢ tax hike.” This would be an enormous and unprecedented tax hike on the citizens of Gloucester—and for a renovation, nonetheless! I haven’t even read the article and I’m already about to call my supervisor!

Thankfully, I did not just take the advice of the first two paragraphs either—that the Board of Supervisors were not entertaining the 22-cent raise, and staff were sent back to the drawing board. Instead, I flipped forward 17 pages to learn that the 22-cent tax hike only applied to one of the three financing options presented to the board. The other end of the spectrum produced a modest 3.7-cent increase.

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