LIVE: Belmont Annual Town Meeting: Second Night, Segment A

Photo: Waiting to start; Town Moderator Mike Widmer Hello and welcome to the second night of the Segment A portion of the town’s annual Town Meeting, Wednesday, May 2 at Belmont High School. And this night is “Weed Wednesday” as the members of the legislative branch of town government will decide whether or not to send […]

Will A ‘Poison Pill’ Amendment Doom Opt-Out Supporters’ Hopes For Town-Wide Election?

Photo: Marijuana on the agenda at Belmont Town Meeting. One usually hears the term “poison pill” when a business is under attack from some Gordon Gekko-type and uses tactics like let shareholders purchase stock at a discount to keep the corporate raiders at bay. Lately, the poison pill has creeped into politics – enter Ted Cruz – where amendments […]

75th Annual Rummage Sale at First Church In Belmont, Sat. May 5

Photo: The sale is this Saturday, May 5. The highly anticipated, long-awaited, world famous First Church Rummage Sale is approaching 75th Annual Rummage Sale at Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave. There will be a huge selection of great quality, amazing finds […]

2018 Town Meeting Recap, Night 1: Plastic Bags Trashed, No Sunset On The GR Bylaw

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting 2018 You knew it was going to be a quiet time on the first night of the 2018 Belmont annual Town Meeting when three members in a row focused on copy editing an article rather than debating it.  To read a blow by blow account and all the measures voted on, head […]

Foundation Honors 2018 Outstanding Teachers May 1 At The Chenery

Photo: Brian Dunn, the 2018 S. Warren Farrell Award Honoree. A ceremony to honor the Foundation for Belmont Education’s recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Teacher and the S. Warren Farrell Awards will be held on this afternoon, Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School. The award celebration, sponsored by Belmont […]