Finally! Four Votes To Decide Moderator To Have Single Year Terms

Photo: The view from the moderator’s stand. If the second time is “lucky” and a third “the charm,” what’s the idiom for a fourth vote on the same article at Town Meeting? Whatever word you want to use, the marathon debate around a seeming inconsequential request to increase the term of the Town Moderator from […]

2019 Belmont Annual Town Meeting, Segment A, Day 3

Photo: It’s town meeting Welcome to possibly (hopefully) the final night of Segment A of the 2019 Belmont Town Meeting being held in the Belmont High School auditorium, Monday night, May 6. Two big articles await the 290 plus members of Belmont’s legislative body, the first is voting on an extra $3.76 million for the […]

Roll Call, Wrong Call: 2019 Town Meeting Starts With A Topsy-Turvey Result

Photo: Belmont Town Moderator Mike Widmer Those who are successful at the card table will agree a basic rule to stay in the game is not to “overplay your hand,” which the Cambridge Dictionary describes as “spoiling your chances of success by saying or doing too much.” Oh, if only those Belmont Town Meeting Members […]

Annual Town Meeting Gets Underway Monday, April 29

Photo: Town Meeting in action. While there doesn’t appear to be any “blockbuster” articles before them, the Belmont annual Town Meeting which convenes at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 29 at Belmont High School, there will be a few items that will spark interest of the 290 member body. One of those items is likely […]