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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Online failure

REGION

Virtually all local governments have virtual versions of themselves online, but most failed to measure up to national standards, a Globe West survey has found.

Correspondent Thomas Caywood's review found that while some municipal web sites offer useful tools for residents, others are just glorified telephone directories with little interativity or other useful features.

The survey found that less than 60 percet of 37 area city and town websites allowed resident to pay property tax or other bills online, read the minutes of government meetings or send e-mail directly to specific officials.

Read more in today's Globe West.

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