Radio Show #237 – Tom Florence and
Your Excise Tax

Every year, a couple of months in, an unusual little tax makes its appearance.

It’s your excise tax!

What is it? Why do we have it? How is the figure calculated?

What happens if I don’t pay it on time? Or if i do not pay it at all!

East Longmeadow’s Tom Florence has had very involved knowledge of the tax, and presents it in detail, as well as answering these and other questions.

Email:  thomas.florence@eastlongmeadowma.gov  •  Web: www.eastlongmeadowma.gov

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 15, 2019

Mass. State Police shut down Route 2 in Templeton to relocate a bear family.
Senator Ed Markey in Northampton next week.
Western Mass. crossing guard Karen Levinsky has a message for motorists.
Excise tax bills are out, Tom Florence explains how the tax amount is calculated.
Alleged arsonist stabs a Springfield police officer in the chest.
Butterball recalls large amount of salmonella-infected ground turkey.
Professional Women’s Chamber holds a “business showcase.”
Palmer High School still closed for at least another week due to fire damage.
Springfield Plaza car fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gray House providing turkeys this year!
Election reflections with Tom Florence.
Food Bank of Western Mass. in Hatfield receives $10,000 donation!
Big events at Junior Achievement of Western Mass., with Jennifer Connolly.
Rare polio-like disease affects 2 in Western Mass.
Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce hosts its first holiday bazaar.
Dakin Humane Society offers rabbits at half price!
Brad and Richie are performing live at 2 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 3, 2016

Join Brad this morning for a spotlight on early voting in our communities! Turnout? State mandate?What is the cost to the towns? Hear East Longmeadow’s Tom Florence, and Agawam’s Mayor Rich Cohen!  A stop smoking clinic, and a Chinese restaurant in Amherst changes hands and enjoys a new beginning!

So much more!  Your Western Mass morning starts here!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 8, 2016

  • Laura Bush in the Berkshires
  • Dr. Seuss’ step-daughter in Springfield!
  • East Longmeadow election; the voices of the winners and the losers;
  • —take a walk with Brad down “political row” just outside Birchland Park School

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday June 7, 2016

  • Election Day today in East Longmeadow!
  • Easthampton Police Chief retires
  • 700k in outstanding sewer bills in Holyoke!
  • Belchertown broad based ban on smoking outdoors!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 16, 2016

EAST LONGMEADOW FILE;

  • THORPE VOTED OUT
  • NEFFINGER ACCUSES MELLIS OF INSUBORDINATION, THREATS, AND COLLUSION

Keough pops up in Sheriff’s race….Cocchi disavows connection

Wilbraham drunk driver vs. police officer’s foot

WESTERN MASS COURTS;

  • Second suspect in UMASS assault and robbery, arraigned
  • Judge Boyle sentences shoplifter who had 30 packages of salami and fish in his pants

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday March 15, 2016

  • Judge shuts down Holyoke needle exchange
  • Primary day in highly controversial East Longmeadow select board race
  • New children’s activity center in Holyoke
  • He stole the Girl Scout Cookie cash-box!