Letter to the Editor: Planning Board Chaos Underscores Need for Accountability

Photo: The Planning Board To the editor: And then there were three. With the unexpected resignations this week of former Planning Board Chairwoman Liz Allison and Board member Barbara Fiacco, Belmont’s Planning Board has been reduced to just three members, having lost half its members to resignation in the past month – all three under […]

Letter to the Editor: Include Four Trash Options In RFP, Not Just One

Photo: Waste contract in Bemont. To the editor: I am writing to express my concern and disappointment that Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has issued only a very limited RFP for Belmont’s new trash contract. Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has asked for quotes only for 65-gallon barrel pickup and has ignored the more environmentally-friendly 35-gallon barrel […]

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Talk Trash; The Type You Pay To Throw

Photo: A sample PAYT bag presented at public discussions sponsored by the Belmont Department of Public Works in June. To the editor: The Belmont Board of Selectmen will need to vote soon on issuing a Request for Proposals for the town’s waste contract since the current contract expires in June. It’s really important that the […]

Letter to the Editor: Farmers Market Could Use Your Help

Photo: The Farmers Market   The Belmont Farmers’ Market and its parent organization, the Belmont Food Collaborative (BFC), have a food assistance program to help people in need. A big part of that is matching SNAP benefits at the Market (formerly called food stamps).Each week, we match up to $25 of the amount that a SNAP shopper […]

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 […]