(Holyoke, MA) — The city of Holyoke is considering a local meals tax. The .75-percent tax is allowed by the state as a local option. The measure was recommended by the Finance Committee Monday in a split vote. It’s expected to come before the full City Council tonight. The Department of Revenue estimates Holyoke could raise half-a-million a year by adopting the local tax on restaurant meals.
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Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."
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