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Several towns consider adding a local meals tax

WEYMOUTH — For several years, Mayor Sue Kay resisted asking the Town Council to approve a local meals tax, but the temptation of raising about half a million dollars a year has proved to be too enticing.

She has asked that Weymouth join the 163 other communities around the state that add a .75 percent tax to meals sold in local restaurants — money that goes directly to the cities and towns.

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