Final Say: Andrea Prestwick, Belmont School Committee

Photo: Multitasking on the campaign trail with Andrea Prestwich By Andrea Prestwich It has been an honor to serve on the School Committee. Belmont’s schools are outstanding because the entire community is behind them: the town, parents, teachers, and students. My first priority is to maintain excellence in our wonderful schools.  That includes careful oversight […]

Letter To The Editor: Joint Endorsement For Jessie

Photo: Jessie Bennett at the Belmont League of Women Voters’ debate To the Editor:  Jessie Bennett is the selectman candidate we should vote for.  She is fiscally responsible and an enthusiastic civic leader. Jessie Bennett is the candidate who understands the needs of our town because she mingles with the citizens and listens to differing […]

Two New Belmont Firefighters Off To Training At Fire Academy

Photo: New Firefighter Paramedics meet the Belmont selectmen (left) Firefighter Paramedic Michael Goode, Firefighter Paramedic Justin Perino, Selectmen Chair Adam Dash, Selectmen Tom Caputo, Mark Paolillo and Fire Chief David Frizzell Two newly hired firefighters will soon begin three months of recruit firefighting training at the Brookline Fire Academy as they start their careers with the […]

Final Say: Tim Flood, Board of Selectmen

Photo: Tim Flood By Tim Flood I’m running for Selectman to provide a neutral perspective in all matters Belmont faces. The angst I have heard throughout town is that nothing will ever change. I want you to be able to share your opinions and concerns and have your voice truly heard. I am running because […]

What’s In A Name? Plenty As New School Building To Get A Moniker

Photo: Could this be the new Hogwarts School, Belmont Campus?  With groundbreaking for the new 7-12 grade school building just 10 weeks away, there’s one thing still missing from the $295 million project. What’s it called? And like a newborn, you need to get it right off the bat as you’re not getting a second chance.  […]

Letter To The Editor: Selectmen Need Epstein’s Creativity and Collaboration

Photo: Roy Epstein at the Belmont League of Women Voters debate. To the editor: Successfully completing major capital projects in Belmont requires high levels of cooperation among many boards and committees. Roy Epstein knows how the system works. He helped to save the Town at least $40 million. Finally fixing the police station and DPW […]

Belmont 5th Grade Girls Takes Metrowest League Hoops Title

Photo: Front Row l-r: Samantha Ryan, Molly Halloran, Sophie Tournet, Natalia Agular, Erin Estrada, Sophia Pang, Maya Bernbeck, Amy Saukkonen. Second Row l-r: Bernie Ryan, Maggie Keyes, Sophia McClendon, Jason Tournet The Belmont 5th Grade Girls Maroon travel basketball team won the Metrowest League Division 2A Tournament defeating Mansfield in the championship game 40-28. The team […]

Letter to the Editor: Enthusiastic Support Of Amy Checkoway For School Committee

Photo: Amy Checkoway’s campaign poster To the editor: I am writing in enthusiastic support of Amy Checkoway for School Committee member. Amy is an outstanding choice for a School Committee member. She is an intelligent, devoted candidate who will do an exceptional job helping the School Committee navigate the challenging road ahead — building a […]

Belmont Officers Want Insider For New Chief

Photo: Belmont Police Department’s Todd Benedetti speaking before the Belmont Board of Selectmen Representatives from the Belmont Police Department’s rank and file and their superiors were speaking from the same hymnal at Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, asking the board to limit its search for a new chief from within the force. With several officers with extensive […]

Brownsberger Appointed State Senate President Pro Tempore

Photo: The new Senate President Pro Tempore, Will Brownsberger  State Sen. Will Brownsberger has got a new job up on Beacon Hill. The long-time senator and Belmont resident has been appointed by State Senate President Karen Spilka to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate as he will now help her move the Senate’s agenda forward. “I […]