Capital Budget, Solar Reconsideration Highlight ‘Last’ Night of Town Meeting

Photo: Sidewalk snow blower. The goodies in the capital budget, revolving accounts and reconsidering the indefinitely delayed solar power amendment will be in the spotlight during the “last” night of the 2015 annual Town Meeting starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 3 in the Chenery Middle School auditorium.  Capital Budget Chair Anne Marie Mahoney will lead the discussion […]

Williams ‘Wins’ Concessions, Withdrawing Petitions at Town Meeting

Photo: Jim Williams (left) He’s been an elected officials for just about two months, but in that time, Selectman Jim Williams has sent Belmont’s thinking on town finances all topsy-turvy. With his surprise election in April – the four-year resident defeated incumbent Andy Rojas by nearly 500 votes – Williams has used his time before […]

Last-Second Fiddling Reverts Belmont Center ‘Green’ Back to an Island

Photo: The “access” road in front on Belmont Savings Bank. The planning took four year to finalize, the blueprints were drawn, the contractors hired and the work underway. And for those who worked to bring the Belmont Center Reconstruction project to fruition, it appeared that all that was left was for a ribbon cutting late in the […]

Belmont Jazz Ensemble Performs at Cambridge’s Legendary Ryles Tonight

Photo: The Belmont High School Jazz Ensemble. You can’t get any better than the Belmont High School Jazz Ensemble. The quintet of talented seniors – Max Davidowitz on drums, Mary Yeh, bass; Charlie Smith, piano; Rowan Wolf, tenor saxophone; and singer Zoe Miner – won over the judges at this year’s Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators’ annual conference with their outstanding performance at the […]

Belmont Baseball Heading to Wilmington for First Round of Playoffs

Photo: Belmont High School Baseball. In a meeting between eight and nine seeds, Belmont High School Baseball will be take on Middlesex League partner Wilmington High School in the first round of the MIAA Div. 2 North Sectional playoffs. The teams, both 11-9, will meet on Thursday, June 4, at 4 p.m. at Wilmington High School.  […]

Belmont Town Meeting, Section B; Monday, June 1

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting 7:08 p.m.: Mike Widmer, town moderator, has gaveled Section B of the annual Town Meeting into session. It’s the beginning of all things budgetary including what to do with the rest of the override funds. That’s $1.6 million. 7:16 p.m.: A proclamation for Bruce Davidson, a long-time chair and member of […]

Reconvened Town Meeting To Determine What To Do With Override Funds

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting. As the annual legislative meeting reconvenes on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School to debate and vote on the town’s finances, the nearly 300 member will be asked to decided where to place the remainder of the $4.5 million raised after voters approved the Proposition 2 […]

This Week: Town Meeting Returns Monday, Jazz at Ryles Wednesday, Garden Opening Friday

Photo: Burbank Elementary School Garden. On the government side of “This Week”: The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School to sign a few contracts, approve applications and take a series of votes on Warrant Committee articles and amendments.  The School Committee will discuss pending articles and amendments […]