Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on April 7

To the editor: Vote “YES” on April 7th The need is clear: rising enrollment and costly mandates necessitate additional funding if we are to continue to offer our children a quality K-12 education. The statistics are compelling:  the total number of students has risen by 317 in the last five years. Belmont High’s Class of 2014 […]

Letter: Will Uplands Development Lead To More Scenes Like This?

Photo: A photo by Stephanie Liu of a suspected coyote roaming in her backyard.  To the Editor: [This letter was a comment on the town issuing a building permit for the 299-unit apartment complex in Belmont Uplands] A couple of days ago, I saw this very emaciated coyote walking in my backyard and then turned to […]

Letter to the Editor: Lobby to Preserve Tennis Courts in Belmont

To the editor: Our town once had three tennis courts at Town Field, ten at Belmont High School and four at Chenery Middle School. We have lost two at the Middle School when they rebuilt it for parking. Six-to-eight courts at the High School leaving two to dilapidate. There are two tennis teams at the High School which need to practice from March to the end of […]

Brownsberger: The ‘Sad’ End to Silver Maple Forest

As the Philadelphia-based commercial real estate firm O’Neill Properties continues to clear an eight-acre portion of the Belmont Uplands for the construction of a 299-unit apartment complex off of Route 2, the hindsight analysis has begun of what many believe is the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest situated on the border of Arlington, Belmont and […]

Opinion: Halt the Automatic Gas Tax Hike by Voting ‘Yes’ on 1

Letter to the editor: Ballot Question 1 offers taxpayers the opportunity to repeal the automatic gas tax, an increase put in place by the Legislature last July while we were enjoying the summer. This tax is egregious on many fronts. First and foremost, it is a regressive tax, costing the poor, those with less money,  […]

Opinion: Vote Yes on Question 2 to Update Bottle Bill

This opinion piece was submitted by Louise Domenitz. A “yes” vote on Question 2 will update the highly successful Bottle Bill law to include a refundable five cent deposit on water bottles, sports drinks, teas and other beverage bottles that are ending up in our streets, parks, ballfields, streams and beaches. The Bottle Bill, the state’s single […]