Paolillo (Re)Joins Select Board

Photo: The team that runs Belmont: (from top left clockwise) Select Board Chair Adam Dash, vice-chair Roy Epstein, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Select Board member Mark Paolillo, and Jon Marshall, assistant town administrator. When Mark Paolillo served on the Belmont Select Board in the 2010s he would be continually fighting a losing battle with Boston […]

Belmont Will Keep Voting Precincts At Elementary Schools Despite Students Return

Photo: Voting will take place at elementary school locations in Belmont Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman thought she had everything planned to manage the upcoming Town Election on Tuesday, April 6 as well as one can during a pandemic. Cushman had her volunteers at the ready, enough PPE’s (personal protective equipment) on supply, and eight […]

Belmont To Receive $8.6M From American Rescue Plan … With COVID Strings Attached

Photo: President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan. Creator: Adam Schultz | Credit: White House Not only will most Belmont residents receive a $1,400 check from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden on March 11, but their Town of Homes is also set to be a beneficiary from the same stimulus package […]

One Way Leonard: Town Seeks Comments On A Return To One Lane Traffic

Photo: Leonard Street down to one lane last summer The Select Board will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposal to restrict Leonard Street to one lane of traffic between Moore Street and Alexander Avenue from April through October. The virtual meeting will take place on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. “The town is eager […]

Breaking: Caputo Will Not Run For Re-election To Select Board

Photo: Tom Caputo Citing time away from his family and work demands, first term member Tom Caputo will not seek re-election to the Belmont Select Board. “I am making this decision to not seek reelection so that I can prioritize my family and my full-time work,” he said. Caputo’s announcement, made Friday, Jan. 22, comes […]

State Fire Union’s ‘Threatening’ Letter Limited Candidates For Belmont’s Chief Job

Photo: Fire Headquarters on Trapelo Road. Belmont missed out on a number of outstanding candidates to be its next fire chief after the state’s fire fighters union sent a “threatening letter” to its membership in the fall, according to town and elected officials. The allegation of outside interference was revealed at the end of Wednesday […]

Public Interview Of Three Finalists For Fire Chief Post This Thursday, Jan. 21

Photo: Belmont Fire Department The Belmont Select Board will conduct public interviews the three finalists to replace David Frizzell as the town’s fire chief. The board will conduct the one-hour interviews on Thursday, Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. The candidates will be interviewed in this order: 6 p.m.: Wayne Haley, Belmont acting Fire Chief 7 […]

First Peek At Fiscal Year ’22 Budget: Public Meeting On Dec. 9

Photo: The town created its FY ’22 budget with the expectations that voters will approve a Prop 2 1/2 override in April. John Phelan express the obvious in his opening remarks when presenting this coming year’s school budget on Monday, Nov. 23. “We look towards a very unique year in budgeting in a very unique […]

Override Postponed To April After State Surprise Town With $3.3M And Lots Of Uncertainties

Photo: November override rescinded In a dramatic 180 degrees turn, the Belmont Select Board voted Tuesday morning, Aug. 4 to rescind the Nov. 3 Proposition 2 1/2 override vote it approved last week in response to a surprise announcement last week from the state that it will likely provide level-funded local aid in the current […]

Select Board Approves $12.5M Prop 2 1/2 Override On Nov. 3 Ballot

Photo: In the midst of a continuing pandemic and an economic recession, the Belmont Select Board approved placing a $12.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override on the Nov. 3 Presidential Election ballot. “I do believe this is one of the most significant votes that Belmont will certainly take in its history as it relates to […]