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Smoker tax runs into flak as South Boston puts off action

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Coleman Speece accepts the key to the Town of South Boston and a framed resolution in his honor after serving as vice-mayor and member of Town Council since 2004. Speece sat for his final regular monthly meeting on Monday night; Sharon Harris, the top vote getter in the May town elections, will be seated on Council in July. From left,Council members Michael Byrd, Bob Hughes and Speece, Mayor Ed Owens, and council members Bill Snead, Tina Wyatt-Younger and Winston Harrell. (Henry Stevens photo)
South Boston Town Council on Monday night put off action on a proposed 25 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after a number of speakers at a public hearing criticized the levy as unfair and harmful to local businesses.

South Boston puts off action on cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council on Monday night put off action on a proposed 25 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after a number of speakers at a public hearing criticized the levy as unfair and harmful to local businesses.

Public hearing tonight on So Bo cigarette tax

Town eyes additional revenue with plans for 25¢-per-pack tax

South Boston offers classic car showcase

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South Boston eyes 25-cent tax on cigarettes

The Town of South Boston is proposing to add a 25-cent tax on the sale of cigarettes so the town can raises the salaries of its lowest-paid staff.

South Boston mulls switch to November voting

Members of South Boston Town Council are divided on the question of moving May municipal elections to November, but the idea gained enough support to be placed on Council’s agenda for possible action in June.

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