Letter to the Editor: Elect O’Toole In Precinct 2, A Bold Student Voice

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Photo: Devan O’Toole (left) To the editor: Belmont faces many challenges and immense opportunities in the coming years. It’s up to Town Meeting to seize those opportunities and to work toward innovative solutions. That requires Town Meeting Members unafraid to ask tough questions and put in the necessary work. It also requires a range of […]

School Committee QW: Integrating English As Second Language Students Into Schools

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Photo: The candidates for School Committee: (from left) O’Mahony, Prestwich and Bicer. Here is the Question of the Week (QW) for the School Committee candidates: The number of students coming into the Belmont school system from outside the US or who speak a language other than English is growing as is the demand for educators […]

Town Seeking Election Workers to Help During ‘Busy’ 2016

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Photo: It will be a busy 2016 for voters in Belmont with four planned elections. And the Belmont Board of Registrars and Town Clerk are committed to administering fair, open and efficient elections.  To do this the Town Clerk’s office rely on the dedicated services of the more than 100 election workers and we’re always […]

Paolillo: ‘Seriously Leaning Towards’ Selectman Re-election Run

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Photo: Mark Paolillo. Belmont Selectman Mark Paolillo said he “is seriously leaning towards” running to retain his seat on the Board of Selectmen as his term will expire in April 2016. “At some point, I will need to make a definite decision but as of now, I’m heading in that direction,” said the Pilgrim Road resident.  […]

Recount Comes Up a Vote Short for Veteran Town Meeting Member

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At the start of the day, Marty Cohen was only four votes away from keeping his seat on Belmont’s town meeting after serving on the town’s legislative body for 39 consecutive years. And over two hours in the spacious Town Hall auditorium, as a small army of volunteer town election officials viewed each ballot cast in […]