Record Free Cash Level Likely To Lower Override Dollar Ask

Photo: Free cash isn’t free The holidays came two months early to Belmont Town Hall as the Massachusetts Department of Revenue certified the town’s fiscal year 2020 free cash account – officially known as the Unreserved Fund Balance – at $11,239,464, a record high level for the budget line. “The free cash amount this year […]

Election Day In Belmont: Biden Takes Belmont As Mr. Kelley Goes To Town Hall To Vote

Photo: Nicole Howkins voted at Precinct 7. It took several minutes for Fred Kelley to move up the ramp into Town Hall. Moving quite slowly with the aid of a walker, the 86-year-old Beatrice Circle resident was visibly struggling to make it into the building. The former Navy flyer and recruiter had to stop twice […]

Belmont Votes: 2020 Presidential Election

Photo: Go out and get your sticker Voting in the Massachusetts Presidential Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters wishing to cast their ballot on Election Day must go to their assigned voting precinct. All voters are requested to wear a mask when entering the […]

Yellow Alert: Belmont Enters State’s Moderate COVID-19 Risk Level

Photo: COVID update On the day U.S. infections hit a new daily record of more than 91,000, Belmont entered the ‘yellow’ or moderate level of coronavirus risk, according to the state’s Department of Public Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. Municipalities in the ‘yellow’ category are those with an average daily case rate between 4 to […]

One Week To Vote: A Q&A With Town Clerk On Early Voting, Election Day

Photo: Early voting at Town Hall continues to Friday There are mailers filled with voter requests stacked behind the plexiglass on the front desk of the Belmont Town Clerks office at Town Hall. Across the hall, volunteers are helping residents with the early voting process while other voters are jump out of their vehicles to […]

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” […]