Chenango Community Forum discusses taxes

NORWICH – The local discussion group, Chenango Community Forum, extends an open invitation to the general public to attend the next monthly gathering on Wednesday evening, June 13 at 6:30 at the Guernsey Memorial Library on Court Street. in Norwich.

Recognizing the very polarized world in which we live, a group of concerned citizens has established the Community Forum as “a place for civil conversations about controversial issues.”

In recent years there has been a frequent refrain in our public discourse that all taxes are bad, and there is no such thing as a good tax. Yet, according to former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes more than a century ago, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.”

The Forum organizing committee is please to announce that William Craine, Chenango County Treasurer, will be speaking on the the topic of “Taxes: Where’s the Value?” Craine brings a number of years of experience in both private business and local government to his current position.

The Forum organizers would like to invite the general public to hear, learn, and share in this civil conversation on Wednesday about what role taxes play in our community and in our society.

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