Author: Paul Roberts

Striking Solar: An Open Letter to the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee

Planned Belmont Middle and High School

The Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee is considering the elimination of a planned solar array from the new building, reneging on its commitment to build a Zero Net Energy building. Write to the committee and urge them to keep the solar array!

Belmont Launches Fix It Clinic: February 9 (Also: fixers needed!)

Did your hair dryer suddenly stop working? Clock (or clock radio) on the fritz? Smart phone acting up? Don’t rush out to buy a replacement and definitely don’t toss that old electronic stuff in the trash (and therefore in a…

Election results: a good (but quiet) day at the polls!

Thanks to everyone who voted in  yesterday’s Town Election. The Town website is weird and hard to use, but I was able to get the results from The Town Clerk’s page and you can view them here: PDF (of course!)…

A Progressive’s Guide to Tuesday’s Town Election: Town Meeting

  OK. If you’ve checked out our post on the top of the ticket, its now time to dig down in the weeds: Town Meeting! This is Belmont’s legislature, in essence, and incredibly important. Think of your local TMMs as…

A Progressive’s Guide to Tuesday’s Town Election: Top of Ticket

Some progressive picks for tomorrow’s Town Election, starting with the top of the ticket.

One In Four Belmont Voters Declared “Inactive” (And I’m One Of ‘Em)

In which Paul discovers that, despite voting in almost every election for the past six years, he is an “Inactive Voter” in Belmont – one of about 4,000 in town (one in four registered voters), according to an updated list compiled by the Town Clerk.

Town Meeting Hat Trick: Live Blog

We’re here at the third installment of Town Meeting, after a quick and dirty detour through a special Town Meeting. Rep. Will Brownsberger is giving us an update on the budget picture at the State level and, of intense interest…

PTO/PTA: Race to Nowhere Screening tomorrow evening

Just a note that the Belmont PTA/PTO will be screening Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture tomorrow evening (Thursday) at the Belmont Studio Cinema, with half the price of admission donated to Belmont’s Public Schools.PTO/PTA’s!  The…

Town Meeting Live Blog – Night 2

We’re back at Belmont Town meeting and waiting to get going here. This should be an abbreviated meeting, with just three articles to consider: the vote on the Community Preservation Act (Article 21) that the Town approved in November. The…

Belmont Town Meeting Notes: Live Blog

We’re here at Town Meeting – we’ve dispensed with a lot of administrative business and are on to the meat of the Spring town meeting: Article 16 which is asking TM to approve the concept of the preliminary design of…