Letter to the Editor: Dash’s Experience, Ideas Make Him Ideal Selectman

Photo: Adam Dash To the Editor: I write in support of Adam Dash for Selectman and hope that you will support him, too. I’ve heard Adam speak a couple of times about how he sees the role of Selectman and have been impressed on several levels. First, I am struck by his extensive experience on the […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘Belmont’s Poll Workers and Election Staff are Amazing’

Photo: Belmont poll workers this November. To the editor: Dear Neighbors and Belmont voters:  While many Americans are focused on the results and change of power as a result of the Nov. 8 Presidential election, I call special attention to our fellow Belmont neighbors who served as election workers to guarantee the rightful exercise of […]

Letter To The Editor: Liquor, Money, and Politics in Belmont

Photo: The September meeting between the Selectmen and Star Market and the Loading Dock. To the editor: Belmont was a “dry” town until about 2000. Over several years, we carefully authorized and licensed restaurants and retail stores. Elected officials spent hours developing rules to ensure that when we went from “dry” to “wet” we wouldn’t end […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote No On The Charter Schools Ballot Question

Photo: credit Portside To the editor: In the spring of 2015, Belmont residents voted for an override to better fund our schools and town infrastructure. Faced with rising budgets and kids with varied needs, we voted to increase our taxes. Other communities across the state have done the same. Massachusetts public schools remain the best […]

To the Globe: Paolillo Responds to Columnist Minuteman Op-Ed

Photo: [Editor’s note: The article below is a letter to the editor in the Boston Sunday Globe, Sept. 18] DANTE RAMOS missed the point of Belmont’s opposition to the Minuteman High School referendum (“Oh, Belmont! Local control fetish hurts vocational schools,” Opinion, Sept. 11). The Minuteman district is broken. A substantial percentage of the approximately 600 students […]

Letter to the Editor: State Action Results in My Vote Changing From No to Yes

Photo: The site To the editor: A new Minuteman High School is essential for Belmont. We should vote YES in the Sept. 20 election. I changed my mind on this vote because Belmont won a major victory this week. DESE, the state agency that oversees all public schools, finally did the right thing this past […]

Letter to the Editor: Putting the Minuteman Vote in Context

Photo: Norman Rockwell “The Watchmaker” To the editor: My father was a watchmaker; my son graduated from culinary school; my father-in-law was a tool and die maker. I respect the education and training provided by vocational-technical schools. I also understand the hopes of those who want to make the Minuteman School District work. After almost […]

Letter to the Editor: Forcing DESE’s Hand By Voting No on Minuteman Plan

Photo: To the editor: A new Minuteman High School is essential for Belmont. That’s why I am voting no in the Sept. 20 election. A majority NO vote in town is a requirement for Belmont to have the option to withdraw from the Minuteman District. We need this option. As a member of Town Meeting […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Stand by Our Word – Vote “Yes” on Minuteman

Photo: The new Minuteman Tech High School To the editor: In the spring Belmont town meeting voted overwhelmingly to adopt the new Minuteman Regional Agreement and remain in the district. Now that it comes to paying our fair share for a new school building, the same people want to “chicken out” and reverse course to […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘No’ to Preserve the Override Funds

Photo: Supporter of the schools override. To the editor: How do we want to spend the 2015 override funds? Next Tuesday, Belmont voters will decide whether to spend $335,000 to $500,000 per year (or more) to fund the $144 million new Minuteman debt. I am a school advocate. I strongly support vocational education. But this […]