Spokesman: Silver Not Stepping Down, Duties Delegated

Spokesman: Silver Not Stepping Down, Duties Delegated

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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Monday Night into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England Monday night, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty wind at times causing blowing and drifting snow, potential whiteout conditions at times leading to dangerous travel late Monday night through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   

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Mass House supporting sales tax holiday

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts House has given its support to holding another summer sales tax holiday.

An amendment added on Wednesday to an economic development bill calls for suspending the state's 6.25 percent sales tax during the weekend of Aug. 16-17. The exemption would not apply to tobacco products or items that cost more than $2,500.

The measure was sponsored by Rep. Brad Jones, the House Republican leader, and still needs approval from the state Senate and Gov. Deval Patrick.

Tax-free holidays have been held several times in recent years. Retailers welcome them as an opportunity to lure shoppers into stores to jumpstart a typically slow time of year.

State officials have expressed concern, however, about the loss of an estimated $20 million in sales tax revenue during the weekend.
 
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