What’s Opened, Closed in Belmont on Memorial Day

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont. Today, Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Belmont Public Schools: Closed. • Belmont Public and the Benton libraries: Closed. • Trash pickup is delayed by one day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger […]

What’s Opened, Closed in Belmont on Memorial Day

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont. Today is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Belmont Public and the Benton libraries and Belmont Public Schools: Closed. • Trash pickup is delayed by one day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger stories are open […]

Memorial Day: Loving Country, Comrades More Than Life Itself

By Len Abram “Patriotism,” Samuel Johnson said to his friend and biographer Boswell in 1775, “is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” What Johnson had in mind was false patriotism, the sort of politician who runs the flag up the pole and while the citizens are saluting, the scoundrel fleeces them. No one is sure if Johnson […]

What’s Opened, Closed on Memorial Day in Belmont

Today is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Trash pickup is delayed a day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger stories are open but many small Belmont stores are closed. • Supermarkets and convenience stores: Open. • Bars and restaurants: Left up to the owners. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and […]