On June 12 the Stoneham Board of Selectman voted 4-0 with one abstention to pass a resolution calling on the Governor and the State Legislature to support tax reform that raises substantial new revenue while protecting low- and middle-income families and seniors from big increases. It's not surprising that Stoneham's local elected officials support new revenue. Over the past four years, Stoneham has lost almost $1.8 million - or 36% - of their local aid funding. For a small community like Stoneham, that kind of cut is devastating.
The resolution was sponsored by Stoneham Selectman Richard Gregorio, while Stoneham resident and activist Martha Panther Buckley organized a group of residents in support of the resolution. The Campaign for Our Communities congratulates both the Stoneham Board of Selectmen and Martha Panther Buckley for their commitment to making sure that Stoneham remains a great place to live, work and raise a family!