North Attleborough Around Town: Senior circuit breaker, psychic fundraiser

State Rep. Adam Scanlon
MM5 Digital Marketing, helping businesses grow! Call or Text Desiree 614-264-7393

State Rep. Adam Scanlon hosts meeting on the senior circuit breaker tax credit

State Rep. Adam Scanlon is planning to host an informational meeting at the North Attleborough Council on Aging (204 Elm St, North Attleborough) on March 15 at 10 a.m. with a representative from the Department of Revenue to discuss updates to the senior circuit tax breaker tax credit.

Last year, the state legislature passed legislation that was signed by Gov. Maura Healey that welcomed much-needed reforms to tax laws to provide relief for residents. Scanlon is particularly proud of the positive reforms made to the senior circuit breaker tax credit.

The senior circuit breaker is a refundable state income tax credit that is designed to prevent low to middle-income seniors from paying more than 10 percent of their income to local property tax bills/rent and water/sewer bills. Scanlon had been advocating for improvements to the program through his own sponsored legislation ever since his first day in office. His legislation was included in the omnibus bill that doubled the maximum allowable credit ($2,590 for the 2023 tax year) and mandated that it be indexed to inflation going forward.

Falls Firebarn Museum’s psychic fair fundraiser

The Falls Firebarn Museum of North Attleborough History will hold a psychic fair fundraiser at the museum from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The cost of a 15-minute reading is $20 and an admission charge of $2 includes a chance at a door prize.

The fair includes psychics, mediums, animal communicators, Tarot Cards, stones, Angel Card readers, reiki, animal reiki and more on both floors of the museum located at 100 Commonwealth Ave. in the Attleboro Falls section of North Attleboro. For more information, call or text Nancy Campbell at 774 778-4605.

Yard sale at First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church, 75 Park St., North Attleborough, will hold an indoor yard sale on Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Items ready for sale include furniture, dishes, collection of tea cups, teapots, records, frames, mirrors, art work, holiday items, baskets, books, records, small appliances, lamps, collectibles, and more. For questions and assistance, please leave a message at the church office at 508-699-2434.

Clean household items in good condition are needed. Electrical items must be in working order. Computers and televisions will not be accepted. No clothing at this time. Look for the rummage sale in April. Saturday is Bag Day on selected items. The church is located on the Baptist Common between North Washington and Park Streets in North Attleborough.

Oldtown Church corned beef supper

The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough (Oldtown Church) is hosting a corned beef supper at 6 pm on Saturday, March 9. The menu includes home-cooked corned beef, red potatoes, carrots, cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, rolls, desert and beverage, served family-style.

The price is $15 for adults, and $7.50 for children 10 years old and under.  $1 of each adult meal served will go to the Food Forward mission to help feed those in need. Serving begins promptly at 6 p.m., so please plan to check-in around 15 minutes in advance.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling/texting Ed at 508-212-4774 or online at Take-out orders are also accepted. The vestry hall is handicap accessible through the rear entrance at the back of the church. Oldtown church is located at 675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough.