Town Clerk’s Quick Tips For Belmont’s Election Day, Tuesday, April 6

Photo: Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has written a list of “quick tips” for residents preparing to vote in the annual Town Election this Tuesday, April 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The polls are expected to be quite busy with in-person voters. Wear your mask/face covering, maintain at least […]

A Request For Your Vote: Yes For Belmont, Ballot Question

Photo: Campaigners for the Yes for Belmont ballot question The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. Vote Yes on April 6. It’s up to us to support the future of Belmont. For many of us […]

A Request For Your Vote: Jamal Saeh, School Committee

Photo: Jamal Saeh for School Committee (Saeh For Schools Facebook Page) The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. I am running for Belmont School Committee because I want to bring a sense of urgency to […]

Letter To The Editor: Donner’s Work on School Committee Is More Important Than Ever

Photo: Tara Donner is running for re-election to the School Committee Belmont is blessed with an amazing abundance of candidates for the School Committee this year, but Tara Donner, who has served three years is a standout incumbent who deserves your vote. Transparency and community outreach are so important for our community. Under the crush […]

Public Meeting On Federal COVID Funds And State Aid Set For Wednesday, March 31

Photo: Poster to the meeting The $8.6 million Belmont will receive from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan has been the topic of a heated debate ever since it was signed into law by President Biden on March 11. In one corner are those who are attempting to defeat a $6.2 million Proposition 2 1/2 […]

Blazon Named Belmont’s Facilities Director

Photo: David Blazon, Belmont’s new facilities director (LinkedIn) David Blazon, who spent the past decade as the Director of Public Works and Recreation at the regional enterprise zone better known as Devens, was named Belmont’s director of facilities at the Select Board’s Monday, March 29 meeting. Blazon replaces Steve Dorrance who left in November 2020 […]

Unlike Georgia, Belmont Welcomes Absentee, Early Voting By Mail; A Special Request Regarding Casting Ballots At School Precincts

Photo: Town Clerk will take absentee ballots until election day. There’s still time to obtain absentee and early voting ballots: Deadline is Tuesday, March 31 Voters who are unable to go to the polls to vote on Election Day, or are worried about the COVID impacts, may request that a ballot be mailed to them. […]

Opinion: Protect Our Town Employees and Seniors With A ‘Yes’ Vote On The Override

Photo: A vote to pass the override will ensure seniors and town employees are protected ln his guest column in a local publication dated Feb. 18, “Please Join Me ln Voting ‘Yes,” former Selectman Ralph Jones suggests ways of reducing town expenses including asking town employees to help pay for them. He wrote “reducing compensation […]

League Of Women Voters (Virtual) Candidates’ Night On Monday, March 22

Photo: The annual candidates night will take place on Monday, March 22 The Belmont League of Women Voters will be holding its annual Candidates’ Night for all those running for town-wide posts and Town Meeting on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. In addition, representatives of ballot questions on the April 6 ballot will be […]

Belmont Will Keep Voting Precincts At Elementary Schools Despite Students Return

Photo: Voting will take place at elementary school locations in Belmont Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman thought she had everything planned to manage the upcoming Town Election on Tuesday, April 6 as well as one can during a pandemic. Cushman had her volunteers at the ready, enough PPE’s (personal protective equipment) on supply, and eight […]