Town Adminstrator Re-Ups ‘Til 2024 With New Contract

Photo: Patrice Garvin With enthusiastic backing from the Bemont Select Board, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin will be sticking around Town Hall for a few more years. The town’s chief administrative officer was offered a new three-year contract commencing Jan. 15, 2021 at the Select Board’s Monday, Oct. 19 meeting. The agreement came after a month-long […]

Want To Vote Nov. 3 In Belmont? Here’s What To Do

Photo: Ellen Cushman, Belmont Town Clerk, at the town’s drop box for voting. The presidential election 2020 is just two weeks away but there is still time for residents to register and actually cast your vote, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen O’Brien Cushman. Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 24 The deadline to register to vote and […]

In Person Early Voting: Saturday, Oct. 17 To Friday, Oct. 30 At Town Hall

Photo: According to the Town Clerks webite, In-Person Early Voting begins in Belmont on Saturday, Oct. 17, and lasts until Friday, Oct. 30. Registered voters can come to Town Hall to cast their ballots; it is the only location where early voting for the 2020 Presidential election will take place. The schedule for Early In-Person […]

League Women Voters Hosting Congressional Candidates Forum Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:30PM

Photo: The forum Several chapters of the League of Women Voters are joining together to host a candidates forum for the Fifth Massachusetts Congressional District featuring incumbent US Rep. Katherine Clark (Democrat) and her challenger Caroline Colarusso (Republican). The forum will take place virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Viewing Options: Zoom Webinar Live: TinyURL.com/5thCongForumLive Broadcast: […]

Spit, ‘Poop’ Or Both: School Committee Explores Testing Options In Push Towards In-School Learning

Photo: Mirimus Labs image The Belmont School Committee took the first steps in implementing a testing regime that could spur students to return full-time to the classroom. Promoted by School Committee Chair Andrea Prestwich and a group of parents acting as ad hoc advisors, testing would provide students and teachers the necessary “peace of mind” […]

Select Board Withdraws Civil Service Article Due To ‘Technical Error’; Others See Folding A Losing Position

Photo: Roy Epstein, Chair of the Select Board In a surprise that no one saw coming, the Belmont Select Board voted unanimously to withdraw its controversial article removing civil service for Belmont’s Police and Fire departments mere minutes before it was to be presented before a contentious Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Roy […]

Town Meeting: Limits Placed On Civil Service Debate; Clarifying Amendment Added To Civil Service Article; 9 PM’s The Limit

Photo: Mike Widmer Due to what nearly everyone at the Special Town Meeting expects to be one of the most contentious articles for many years, Town Moderator Mike Widmer this afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 23, has placed a limit on the scope of debate on Article 10, the measure which would end civil service for rank […]

Belmont Special Town Meeting; Session 1, Sept. 21

Photo: The first session of Belmont’s 2021 Special Town Meeting resembled halcyon days of the legislative assembly as each article presented to the 290 members easily passed muster while only a few comments turned any heads. Monday’s remote Zoom gathering may well seem like a floating nest in the Aegean as the body prepares to […]

One More Month: Leonard Street To Remain One Lane ‘Til Oct. 25; And Free Lot Parking!

Photo: Traffic flowing on Leonard Street Belmont residents will have four additional weeks of al fresco dining and one way traffic along Leonard Street as the Belmont Select Board voted 2-1 to extend the closure of the main thoroughfare in the town’s business center until Sunday, Oct. 25. The board majority – Adam Dash and […]

Letter To The Editor: Claims Belmont Overtax Property Below $1 Million ‘Untrue And Misleading’ – Assessors

Photo: The Assessors before the Select Board (from left) Martin Millane, Robert Reardon and Charles Laverty III Dear Editor: The Town of Belmont Board of Assessors has recently received information being circulated by a group calling themselves the “Citizens for a Fiscally Responsible Belmont” in which it is claimed that the Fiscal Year 2020 Assessments […]