The next meeting of the Holly Club will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at Fiske Public Library, Randall Rd., Wrentham. The public is invited to hear Tara Sareen, a Certified Health Coach who will speak on women's wellness and nourishment and how to kick the sugar cravings. Members are encouraged to attend to learn about our project for seniors, and to remember donations for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
Senator Richard Ross and Representative Shawn Dooley will host an informational seminar on the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit which will be held at the Wrentham Senior Center, 400 Taunton Street, on Tuesday, February 10th at 2:30 p.m. They will be joined by Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
“Year after year, the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit offers much needed relief and savings to seniors across Massachusetts,” said Ross. “As tax season approaches, I encourage all of my constituents who are eligible to attend this seminar, spread the word, and learn how they can take advantage of this great program.”
“I am hoping many will participate,” said Dooley. “This important program will provide much-needed assistance for our commonwealth’s seniors with helping to reduce their tax burden.”
The Senior Circuit Breaker is a tax credit for senior citizens whose property payments account for more than 10% of their annual income. Eligible seniors will receive a dollar credit on their Massachusetts tax return for every dollar that their total property tax, water and sewer bills exceed 10% of their income. A maximum of $1050 credit is available. Additionally, if the taxpayer has not claimed the tax credit in the past, (s) he may claim it for the previous three years.
To be eligible, taxpayers, aged 65 years or older, must own or rent their residence in Massachusetts, and have an annual income of: $56,000 or less for a single filer; $70,000 or less for a head of household; and $84,000 or less for joint filers. If a taxpayer’s property is assessed at $691,000, (s) he is not eligible for the tax credit.
In 2013 the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit provided $83 million in credits to nearly 69,000 taxpayers. The event is open to all.
On April 6, Wrentham voters will have an opportunity to vote for two candidates for the Board of Selectmen. So far, two have pulled nomination papers for the positions, and both have on the job experience. Incumbent Charles Kennedy is seeking a second three year term, and former selectman George Smith once again pulled nomination papers for a potential return to the seat he once held. Steve Langley announced he plans not to run for reelection this April. Also up for grabs is the Town Clerk seat which has been held by Carol Mollica since 1995. Mollica is retiring on January 31, and Cynthia Thompson and Kristi Mollica have both pulled papers.
Other candidates to appear on the ballot are Keith Billian seeking a return as Moderator and Smith looks to retain his Planning Board position.
Maureen Osolnik pulled nomination papers for a return as Fiske Library Trustee (3-year position), and Suzanne Bove pulled papers for the 1-year Fiske Library Trustee seat.
James Killion looks to return for another three year stint on the KP School Committee and Tracey Murphy seeks reelection to the Wrentham School Committee.
Incumbent Irene Levesque is seeking reelection for Board of Assessors and Brian Kelly hopes to return to the Board of Health.
Last day to submit nomination papers is February 17, 2015.
The first major snowfall of 2015 did not disappoint. Wrentham Public Schools, King Philip High School and Middle School were closed on Tuesday, January 27 and will be closed Wednesday, January 28. Plows worked round the clock to clean the roads. Here are a few images the storm brought to Wrentham.