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Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on sales tax increase

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I’d like to thank the Gloucester Board of Supervisors, working cooperatively with our state legislators, for passing the enabling legislation that allows this 1 cent tax increase referendum to be held. As a retired plant services director for a regional school district (and GHS graduate), I recognize and appreciate the value of cooperation in getting things accomplished. The school board has been quite supportive of the Vote Yes committee. Thank you all.

If you live in an older home, you know that things do not last forever. Things always seem to break down at the most inconvenient times. Few older homes have the original water heater, HVAC system, roof, paint, cabinetry; the list goes on. Within the architectural/engineering community there is an accepted idea that the life span of any building is 50 years without a significant renovation. Not that the building disintegrates at 50 years, but the building becomes more like an old car; many items break, y...

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