Letter to the Editor: Belmont Day School Expansion A Traffic Problem

Photo: Belmont Day School. To the editor: I sent a letter to the Belmont Planning Board yesterday (April 4, 2017) from my neighbors and my wife and me. [See letter below] As you can see from the letter, we only learned last week that the Belmont Day School is proposing adding a 25,000 square feet buildings on […]

Letter to the Editor: Dash Provides Forward Thinking As Selectman

Photo: Adam Dash To the Editor:  Monday night’s debate at the League of Women Voters’ Candidates Night made it clear that this is a lively campaign for Selectman. Both candidates have a lot to offer the town. On balance, I believe that Adam Dash is more forward-looking and therefore better prepared to deal with these […]

Letter to the Editor: Carbone Has Unmatched Experience for Belmont

Photo: Guy Carbone To the editor: I write in support of Guy Carbone for Selectman for the Town of Belmont and hope you will join me in voting for him on Tuesday, April 4.   Guy comes with an experience unmatched by his opponent. I firmly believe his skill-set and qualities will help ensure success in […]

Letter to the Editor: For Belmont’s Children, Vote Adam Dash

Photo: Adam Dash To the editor: Two years ago, I was inspired by kids studying in Starbucks to share my opinion that passing the override was crucial to our children’s future, and that of subsequent generations. While those specific kids may have graduated by now, Belmont’s children haven’t gone away. In fact, there are only more of […]

Letter to the Editor: OPEB — Complex Issue, Complex Discussion

Photo: Guy Carbone To the editor: A one minute answer during an important debate is not the best way to discuss a complex issue.  OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefits) and how Belmont should pay for these retiree obligations is an exceedingly complex subject and deserves a complete discussion than it was possible to provide at […]

Letter To The Editor: Adam Dash, An Experienced Leader

Photo: Adam Dash To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Adam Dash for Selectmen. During my time on the Belmont School Committee, I appreciated the thorough review, thoughtful questions and action-based thinking that Adam brought to the budget process, especially during joint meetings of the Board of Selectmen, Warrant and School […]

Letter to the Editor: Carbone No Stranger to Smart Governance

Photo: Guy Carbone To the editor: I urge you to vote for Guy Carbone for Selectman on April 4.      Guy is a former Watertown resident who served two terms as Selectman and three terms as School Committee member. Because of this, he is no stranger to what it takes to have smart and […]

Letter to the Editor: Dash’s Experience, Temperament Ensures Strong Selectman

Photo: Adam Dash To the editor: I am writing to urge you to vote for Adam Dash for Selectman on Tuesday, April 4. The combination of Adam’s skills, experience, and temperament will ensure that he is a strong and effective selectman.  As the senior governing body for the town, the Board of Selectmen should reflect […]

Letter to the Editor: Dash’s Experience, Ideas Make Him Ideal Selectman

Photo: Adam Dash To the Editor: I write in support of Adam Dash for Selectman and hope that you will support him, too. I’ve heard Adam speak a couple of times about how he sees the role of Selectman and have been impressed on several levels. First, I am struck by his extensive experience on the […]

Letter To The Editor: Liquor, Money, and Politics in Belmont

Photo: The September meeting between the Selectmen and Star Market and the Loading Dock. To the editor: Belmont was a “dry” town until about 2000. Over several years, we carefully authorized and licensed restaurants and retail stores. Elected officials spent hours developing rules to ensure that when we went from “dry” to “wet” we wouldn’t end […]