Letter to the Editor: Elect O’Toole In Precinct 2, A Bold Student Voice

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Photo: Devan O’Toole (left) To the editor: Belmont faces many challenges and immense opportunities in the coming years. It’s up to Town Meeting to seize those opportunities and to work toward innovative solutions. That requires Town Meeting Members unafraid to ask tough questions and put in the necessary work. It also requires a range of […]

Letter to the Editor: For Belmont’s Children, Vote Adam Dash


Photo: Adam Dash To the editor: Two years ago, I was inspired by kids studying in Starbucks to share my opinion that passing the override was crucial to our children’s future, and that of subsequent generations. While those specific kids may have graduated by now, Belmont’s children haven’t gone away. In fact, there are only more of […]

Largest Landlord Wants Farmers Market Out of Belmont Center


Photo: Kevin Foley before the Board of Selectmen. It was supposed to be one of the dozens upon dozen perfunctory acts the Board of Selectmen performs ever year. Before the board was representatives of the Belmont Food Collaborative, the folks who run the Belmont Farmers Market which is celebrating its 12th season in 2017. A popular […]

Still No Decision on Chiofaro’s Marsh Road Subdivision


Photo: Monday’s meeting on the Chiofaro subdivision. It’s somewhat appropriate that the name of the road servicing a proposed subdivision off Marsh Road will be called Sleepy Hollow Lane as it’s taking the town about as long as Rip Van Winkle slept to render a decision on the development. In a packed, overheated Board of […]

Letter to the Editor: Former Selectman Backs Dash


Photo: Adam Dash To the Editor:  I support Adam Dash for Selectman. Please join me in voting for him on April 4.  Adam has the right vision for Belmont. He supports excellence in our schools; he will continue policies to protect our neighborhoods; he will invest in the maintenance of our infrastructure. He will pursue […]

Selectmen Candidates in Testy Exchanges at League’s Night


Photo: Adam Dash (left) and Guy Carbone at the League of Woman Voter’s Candidates Night. Over the past decade, political debates nationwide have become more course and acrimonious with sophomoric name-calling – remember last year’s “Lying Ted”? – and accusations are thrown around with little merit to any facts. On Monday, March 20, at this year’s […]

Know Before You Vote: Town Election Is April 4; Are You Ready?

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Photo: Town Clerk’s Office Belmont’s Town Election is approximately two weeks away and it is now time for residents to check your voter registration, party affiliation, voting status, their precinct and polling location to save time and avoid frustration on Election Day. Where do I vote? Belmont’s voting precincts and locations: Precinct 1 – Belmont […]

Look Who’s Running: League’s Candidate’s Night Monday at 7PM

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Photo: The League’s Candidate’s Night The Belmont League of Women Voters’ Education Fund hosts Candidate’s Night on Monday, March 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. The annual event prior to the Town Election – taking place April 4 – allows residents and voters the […]

Town Meeting ’17: Four Citizens’ Petitions Include Welcoming Town, Pay-to-Throw, 5 Selectmen

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Photo: Pay as you throw on the Town Meeting agenda. Making Belmont a “Welcoming Town,” increase by two the number of Selectmen, placing the town’s cash into a particular account and making residents pay for trash removal. Those are the four citizens’ petitions that have been certified by the board of registers and will be […]