Town Election: A Big ‘No’ On Override; School Committee Incumbents Swamped By Populist Pair

Photo: Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman announcing Town Election results. In the biggest – and far reaching – decision of the 2021 Belmont Town Election, voters defeated a Proposition 2 1/2 override by approximately 1,000 votes, 4,539 to 3,526; a repudiation of the three year $6.4 million fiscal package targeted to fill the growing structural […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote ‘Yes’ To Secure Our Shared Future

To the editor: I’m a Belmont parent who likes clear and simple. For me, Tuesday’s override ballot question can be reworded simply: Do you support funding smaller classes for students? After a long, hard year, my son goes back to school in-person full time on Monday. Finally. He will have 23 students in his class, […]

A Request For Your Vote: Timothy Flood, School Committee

Photo: Tim Flood is running for school committee The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. My name is Timothy Flood and I am a candidate for the Belmont School Committee.  I currently serve as Co-Chair […]

A Request For Your Vote: Evelyn Gomez, School Committee

Photo: Evelyn Gomez is running to retain her seat on the Belmont School Committee: The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. I am running for the school committee because I believe that every child deserves […]

Town Clerk’s Quick Tips For Belmont’s Election Day, Tuesday, April 6

Photo: Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has written a list of “quick tips” for residents preparing to vote in the annual Town Election this Tuesday, April 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The polls are expected to be quite busy with in-person voters. Wear your mask/face covering, maintain at least […]

A Request For Your Vote: Yes For Belmont, Ballot Question

Photo: Campaigners for the Yes for Belmont ballot question The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. Vote Yes on April 6. It’s up to us to support the future of Belmont. For many of us […]

A Request For Your Vote: Jamal Saeh, School Committee

Photo: Jamal Saeh for School Committee (Saeh For Schools Facebook Page) The Belmontonian is providing candidates/campaigners of ballot questions in contested races the opportunity to make a request for votes in the final week of the election race. I am running for Belmont School Committee because I want to bring a sense of urgency to […]

Letter To The Editor: Donner’s Work on School Committee Is More Important Than Ever

Photo: Tara Donner is running for re-election to the School Committee Belmont is blessed with an amazing abundance of candidates for the School Committee this year, but Tara Donner, who has served three years is a standout incumbent who deserves your vote. Transparency and community outreach are so important for our community. Under the crush […]

Opinion: Come Together Belmont, Right Now

Photo: The cover of the Beatles album “Abbey Road” By Mary Lewis On April 5, Belmont’s elementary school children will have the opportunity to attend school in-person and full-time for the first time since March 12, 2020. Middle and high school students will follow later this spring. On May 3, Belmont Center will resume the […]