Town Election ’18: Ballot Set For Town Meeting; A Race For School Committee

Photo: Pam Eagar readies to run for Town Meeting. Pam Eagar has spent 40 years in Belmont, raising seven children (all attending the Belmont schools) and taking care of her mother in her home on Claflin Street near Belmont Center.  Now, with the kids away and with time on her hands, Eagar wants to make a […]

Bare Minimum Of Resident Show Interest In Running For Town Offices, Meeting

Photo: With a little more than 24 hours remaining to submit nomination papers for the 2018 Town Election, the overriding question would appear to be: anyone out there? With the deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. fast approaching, Belmont voters could be rubber stamps on April 3 when eligible voters head for the polls […]

Alper Withdraws From Race To Keep Seat On Health Board; Leaving With Two ‘Victories’

Photo: Saying he felt he should go out on top – “like David Ortiz” – Dr. David Alper announced today, Saturday, Feb. 10, he was withdrawing his nomination for election to a record 11th term on the Belmont Board of Health. “I want to leave before people started saying ‘What’s with that old guy? Get […]

You Still Have Time To Get On The Town Election Ballot; Deadline is Feb. 13

Photo: Nomination papers Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election on April 3, (Town Meeting Member and Town-wide offices) are available now at the Town Clerk’s Office, and are due back to the Town Clerk for certification by Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. Fifty certified signatures of registered Belmont voters are required for Town-wide office, 25 certified signatures of […]

UPDATE: Town Election ’18: Caputo In, Williams Out for Selectmen; A Race For Health Board [VIDEO]

Photo: Tom Caputo delivers his nomination papers to Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. There will be a new face on the Belmont Board of Selectmen. The question now is will there be a race for the open seat? So far the facts are that one-term selectman and current chair Jim Williams said he will not submit […]

Shake Up: Major Changes For School Committee With Members On The Move

Photo: Lisa Fiore will be seeking a one-year term on the School Committee. A resignation, a reduction in time and a decision to seek higher office could likely bring a whole new look to the Belmont School Committee this Spring. At least one full-three year seat is currently open and a partial term could become […]

Town Election ’18: School Committee’s Caputo Eyes William’s Selectman Seat

Photo: Tom Caputo Nearly a year after securing his first full three-year term on the Belmont School Committee, Tom Caputo is thinking of a higher calling having taken out nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen. In a conversation with the Belmontonian, Caputo appears ready to start a campaign to wrest away the seat from its […]

Selectmen Chair Williams Not Seeking Re-election (Caveats Included)

Photo: Jim Williams The question to Belmont Selectman Jim Williams was straight forward as was his answer. Are you running for re-election? “No, I am not,” said the chair of the selectman. But, as Williams would tell the Belmontoian as he was walking home from attending the welcoming session for teachers and education staff at […]