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: […]

Penny Schafer, Economist and Civic Leader, Dies at 76

Photo: Penny Schafer (family photo) Penelope “Penny” Schafer, a well-respected environmental economist who lived most of her life on Lewis Road, was known by her family and friends for being “generous almost to a fault,” willingly providing her time and energy to the service of her church, community and civic groups in her hometown of […]

Three Public Meetings To Discuss Civil Service, McLean Rezoning, Special Town Meeting Articles

Photo: Special Town Meeting Public Meetings The Select Board has authorized at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 31 the remote Special Town Meeting for up to three nights this month: Monday, Sept. 21 Wednesday, Sept. 23 Wednesday, Sept. 30 Town Moderator Mike Widmer has asked that all Town Meeting Members make time to participate in […]

Warrant Briefing Wednesday; Know What’s Coming At Town Meeting

Photo: The warrant briefing provides a heads up for Town Meeting members on articles and amendments. Town Meeting members and the public are invited on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. to attend the 2020 ‘Zoom’ Warrant Briefing for next week’s annual Town Meeting. The meeting is cosponsored by the town’s Warrant Committee and the […]

Town Celebrates League Of Women Voters During Suffrage Centennial

Photo: Honoring the League of Women Voters of Belmont: (from left) Ann Goldberg, Select Board’s Adam Dash, Amy Grossman, Penny Schafer, Select Board’s Roy Epstein, Board Chair Tom Caputo, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Maryann Scali and Pat Hawkins. Maryann Scali first voted for president in 1956 when she pulled the lever for President Eisenhower. “I liked […]

Q&A: Warrant Meeting On Articles Before Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30

Photo: Poster for the event  The public and Town Meeting members are invited to attend a Warrant Briefing tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Residents and voters will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Warrant Articles prior to Special Town Meeting scheduled to begin on Tuesday, […]

Town Meeting Preview: Warrant Briefing Monday Night

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting in action. The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring the annual warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members with the non-financial articles on the Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. […]

Why Wait For The Mail? The League’s Belmont Voter Guide Is Now Online

Photo: It’s here! This time online! The Belmont League of Women Voters annual Voter Guide, the essential pamphlet for all registered residents who will be coming out to vote at the Town Election on April 3, is now online.  While the print copy of the guide is at the printers and won’t be sent to […]

Brown Bag Talk: How Marijuana Regs Will Impact Belmont

Photo: Sale of marijuana begins  The League of Women Voters in Belmont is holding a Brown Bag discussion on local marijuana regulations with members of the Belmont Board of Health and Planning Board on Friday, March 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission released draft […]

League of Women Voters Holding Special Town Meeting Preview Monday

Photo: Modular classrooms. The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring a warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members and residents with the articles in the Special Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. This is an opportunity for Town […]