Letter to the Editor: An Insider’s Reason for Vote ‘Yes’ on the Override

Photo: Yes campaigners. To the editor: We all have been inundated with reasons for and against the override vote on April 7.  I’ve see the needs as a resident and an insider, as a parent and a decision maker. I have lived in Belmont for 19 years, and on either side of Belmont for another […]

Opinion: Vote ‘Yes’ Tuesday to End Cycle of Underfunding Education

Photo: Campaigners at a recent Precinct Meeting. What are the schools our students deserve? That is the question facing our community next Tuesday.   As an educator, union member, taxpayer and resident of Belmont all my life, I have seen a cycle of underfunding education that has brought us to this point.  The response now from […]

Opinion: Belmont’s ‘No’ Nothings; The Override Offers Voters a Choice: Financial Planning, or Finger Pointing?

Photo: Torn textbook. By Paul Roberts   We didn’t need Warrant Committee member Adam Dash to hold up a student’s tattered, 20 year old text book, as he did at last week’s Candidate’s Night debate, to grasp the depths to which our Town of Homes has fallen. Nor did we need him to heft the […]

Letter to the Editor: The Steak and Potatoes of Voting ‘Yes’ for the Override

Photo: Young “Yes” campaigners in Cushing Square on Saturday, March 28. To the editor: To the “distinguished” gentleman in the Lexus who gave me a thumbs down this morning [Saturday, March 28] when I was holding a YES for Belmont sign in Cushing Square: Congratulations on your success.  I’m sure you worked hard for it.  As my […]

League’s Candidates’ Night Features Selectman Race, Override Question

Photo: The Belmont League of Women Voters’ annual candidates’ night will be held at the Chenery Middle School.  The Belmont League of Women Voters annual Candidates’ Night – being held tonight, Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School auditorium – will give most residents the opportunity to hear directly from the two men seeking to secure a seat on […]

‘No’ Committee Gives Reasons to Why It Opposes ‘Mega’ Override

A committee formed to oppose the Proposition 2 1/2 override on the April 7 Town Election ballot stated it does not believe the $4.5 million increase in taxes is not in the best long-term interest “of the residents, the schools or the town,” according to a press release from the group. The statement (which is in its […]

Belmont’s ‘No’ on Override Committee Warrants Attention

Photo: A generic design asking for a no vote. It has no lawn signs (yet), nor a web site (so far) and is keeping its campaign close to the vest (for now). But last week, a group of Belmont residents made it official: it will campaign to defeat the $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override on the […]

Selectmen, Task Force Hosting Pair of Precinct Meetings on Budget, Override

The Belmont Board of Selectmen in conjunction with the Financial Task Force will host a pair of informational precinct meetings for Town Meeting Members and interested residents on the fiscal 2016 budget, the Financial Task Force report and the Proposition 2 1/2 override ballot question. The sessions will be held at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on […]

BREAKING: Financial Task Force Endorses $4.5 Million Prop 2 1/2 Budget Override for April

After a year of meetings and extensive research, the town’s Financial Task Force voted provisionally to recommend the Belmont Board of Selectmen to accept a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 budget override to stabilize the town and school budgets over the next three years. The recommendation by the 13 member group will be presented to […]