This Day, Monday, March 14: All Night With the Selectmen, Revere’s Disaster, PEEPS!

Photo: Book cover of Michael Greenburg’s The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster.

  • The Board of Selectmen has a full and busy meeting that gets underway at 7 p.m., at Town Hall starting with an update on long-troubled Cushing Village, voting to approve a request of proposal for the Community Path feasibility study, the appointment of the building committee members overseeing the High School’s renovation, discuss the next step in tackling the pension unfunded liability and lots more. The estimated time for the meeting to end is 9 p.m. I say more like 10:30 p.m.
  • There will be a quick (!) meeting of the Municipal Light Board (made up of the Board of Selectmen) at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss the solar capacity limit now set at 1,000 kW. Increasing the number will allow more residents to install solar arrays, but that will cost money in lost revenue to Belmont Light. 

• A great talk from the Belmont Public Library’s Books and Bites Series: Author Michael Greenburg will discuss and read from his book The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster, at 11 a.m. in the library’s Assembly Room.

Selected as a 2015 nonfiction “Must Reads Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards, it is a riveting chronicle of Paul Revere’s only military service during the American Revolution in 1779, when certain victory quickly descended into a quagmire of arguing, disobedience, and failed strategy that was known as the worst American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor. Revere spent the next several years of his life actively pursuing a court-martial, in order to resuscitate his reputation.

Michael M. Greenburg is an attorney and is also the author of The Mad Bomber of New York:  The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt that Paralyzed a City. All are welcome to attend this free program. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

  • Do you look after young children during the week? The Belmont Council on Aging and Recreation Department are teaming up to offer free intergenerational activities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, March 14-18. Monday’s event is a Magic Show for all ages at 1:15 p.m. Residents of Belmont and surrounding towns, age 60+, are eligible for lunch at the Beech Street Center, and are welcome to bring guests of any age with them. Please call 617-993-2970 by 11 a.m. to reserve lunch.

  • Easter must be near as the Belmont Public Library is the location for the assembling of Peeps dioramas from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Flett Room.
  • Girls Who Code will be coding in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Belmont Boosters will be meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 113 of Belmont High School.
  • Belmont Storm Water Working Group’s monthly meeting is taking place at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room.
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