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Selectmen Question Proposed Liquor License Transfer to Star Market

Photo: The Loading Dock’s Fuad Mukarker (left center, arms folded) before the Belmont Board of Selectmen Monday.  At a meeting that grew more impassioned as the night wore on, the owner of a Belmont business came before the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday evening, Sept. 19, seeking its approval of a deal that could change […]

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Toll Bros. Agrees to Parking Lot Sale Sept. 30; Cushing Village Under Way

Photo: Cushing Village. If you were not listening for it, the announcement would have quietly passed by without much notice. But the news from the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Sept. 19, that national developer Toll Brothers will sign the purchase and sale agreement to obtain the municipal parking lot adjacent Trapelo and Williston roads […]

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State’s ‘October Surprise’ As Minuteman Throws Wrench into Election

Photo: The new school, image from KBA Architects. In politics, a news event deliberately created or timed, or sometimes occurring spontaneously, to influence the outcome of an election, is called an “October Surprise.”  While the majority of those “surprises” are usually seen in presidential campaigns, a last-minute decision by the commissioner of the state’s Department of Elementary […]

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Letter to the Editor: Minuteman – A Tale of Two Cars

Photo: A minivan. To the editor: I’m voting No on the Minuteman debt tomorrow even after DESE’s ruling. Here’s why. Imagine you have a family of, say, six kids and you need a car to drive your little scholars to school each morning. Naturally, you buy a minivan. Then, for years, you take the kids […]