Opinion: A Privately Funded Rink the Fiscally-Responsible Choice

By Ellen Schreiber I’ve read several columns and postings about the new Belmont Youth Hockey skating rink proposal that are missing key information. As a member of the Warrant Committee, charged with analyzing the town budget, I believe a new, privately funded rink is the only fiscally responsible choice for Belmont. (Note: The Warrant Committee […]

School Committee Gives Initial Nod to Proposed New Rink/Rec Center

Photo: Bob Mulroy. The Belmont School Committee gave its initial “OK” Tuesday night, Sept. 8, for a youth sports organization to begin the process that could result in the construction of a new multi-purpose town recreation center.  “We are not just looking at our needs, but … of the entire community,” said Bob Mulroy, who […]

Psst: Can You Keep a Secret? Private/Public Scheme to Build New Skating Rink

Photo: “Skip” Viglirolo Skating Rink. It’s the worst kept secret in Belmont: a proposal to build a new private/public skating rink and field house on the site of the existing nearly half century old “Skip” Viglirolo rink and the White Field House adjacent to Harris Field off Concord Avenue. Not that this latest news required […]

Talks on Possible Private/Public Partnership to Rebuild Skating Rink Underway

Photo: Belmont’s ‘Skip’ Viglirolo Skating Rink. First, the White Field House. Then, the new Underwood Pool. Next, the town’s skating rink? After two successful public/private partnerships restored and saved a pair of town/school facilities in the past year, word is spreading that negotiations are underway for a possible collaboration between the town of Belmont and either an […]