Selectmen to set new tax rates

Selectmen are scheduled to decide on residential and business tax rates for the current fiscal year at their Dec. 17 meeting. Last year, residential taxpayers paid $15.51 per $1,000 of valuation, while commercial and industrial taxpayers paid $29.55 per $1,000. Any tax increases for the 2013 fiscal year will be reflected on third- and fourth-quarter tax bills, the first of which will be sent out in January.