It’s ‘RAMA’ Saturday With Stringarama, Bandarama At High School

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Photo: Lots of musicians this Saturday. This is no joke: April 1 will be your chance to hear from the youngest to the most experience musicians on a “Rama” day in Belmont. Moved from its traditional pre-Christmas date to allow the younger musicians to be a bit more proficient, the Belmont Public Schools Fine and Performing […]

Candidate’s Statement: Guy Carbone – ‘Make a Real Decision About Belmont’s Future’

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Photo: Guy Carbone, candidate for Belmont Board of Selectmen. My name is Guy Carbone. I ask you to vote for me for Selectman on April 4 and by doing so, make a real decision about Belmont’s future. Belmont must balance its spending needs against the ability of its residents to pay for them. However, the actions […]

Candidate’s Statement: Adam Dash – “I Ask For Your Vote”

Photo: Adam Dash, Candidate for Board of Selectmen To my Belmont Friends and Neighbors, I am writing to ask for your vote. It has been very humbling to run for Selectman. I have walked throughout Belmont, knocking on doors and speaking with residents. You have told me about your children and grandchildren. You have shared […]

Letter to the Editor: Elect O’Toole In Precinct 2, A Bold Student Voice

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Photo: Devan O’Toole (left) To the editor: Belmont faces many challenges and immense opportunities in the coming years. It’s up to Town Meeting to seize those opportunities and to work toward innovative solutions. That requires Town Meeting Members unafraid to ask tough questions and put in the necessary work. It also requires a range of […]

Cushing Village Update: Dig, Dig, Dig; Starbuck Around ’til July 4th?

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Photo: Diggin’ it in Cushing Square. Dig this … which is exactly what construction crews are doing on the proposed site of Cushing Village, according to developer Toll Brothers. In his monthly update, Otto Weiss, the project manager for Toll Brothers’ Apartment Living division which is building the 168,000 square foot development in the heart of […]

Letter to the Editor: For Belmont’s Children, Vote Adam Dash

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Photo: Adam Dash To the editor: Two years ago, I was inspired by kids studying in Starbucks to share my opinion that passing the override was crucial to our children’s future, and that of subsequent generations. While those specific kids may have graduated by now, Belmont’s children haven’t gone away. In fact, there are only more of […]

Largest Landlord Wants Farmers Market Out of Belmont Center

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Photo: Kevin Foley before the Board of Selectmen. It was supposed to be one of the dozens upon dozen perfunctory acts the Board of Selectmen performs ever year. Before the board was representatives of the Belmont Food Collaborative, the folks who run the Belmont Farmers Market which is celebrating its 12th season in 2017. A popular […]

Still No Decision on Chiofaro’s Marsh Road Subdivision

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Photo: Monday’s meeting on the Chiofaro subdivision. It’s somewhat appropriate that the name of the road servicing a proposed subdivision off Marsh Road will be called Sleepy Hollow Lane as it’s taking the town about as long as Rip Van Winkle slept to render a decision on the development. In a packed, overheated Board of […]

Letter to the Editor: OPEB — Complex Issue, Complex Discussion

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Photo: Guy Carbone To the editor: A one minute answer during an important debate is not the best way to discuss a complex issue.  OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefits) and how Belmont should pay for these retiree obligations is an exceedingly complex subject and deserves a complete discussion than it was possible to provide at […]

Ramsey, Girls’ 4X100 Squad Named Boosters BHS Student-Athlete for February

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Photo: (from left) Danielle Kelly, Emily Duffy, Paul Ramsey, Julia Cella, Danielle Kelly and Soleil Tseng Belmont High senior captain Paul Ramsey (boys basketball) and the Girls’ Indoor Track 4X100 relay team of Danielle Kelly, Soleil Tseng, Emily Duffy and Julia Cella are the Belmont Boosters BHS Student-Athletes-of-the-Month award for February. Sponsored by the Boosters […]