Change was the theme of the April 6 town election. But change to what? With the failure of Question 1, Belmont has few good options.
Tuesday’s Town Election: My Picks
Town election day is Tuesday. As I’ve done in past years, I’m using this post to explain who I’m voting for (or would vote for if I could) and why. I hope you find it helpful in making up your own mind! Please share it around to your friends in town and remind them to get out to vote on Tuesday!
Belmont Parents: Don’t Build a Monument to Anger. Join Me In Voting Yes.
As parents of Belmont students, we have every right to be angry and disappointed in the performance of our schools this year. But as a dark winter turns to Spring, let’s look to the future and invest in it, not build a monument to our anger. Vote YES on Question 1.
Questions for School Committee Candidates: Tara Donner
Our final response is from School Committee Candidate Tara Donner. Tara is a resident of Belmont, the mother of two and a sitting School Committee member who is seeking her second, full term on the Committee. Her unique experience includes 18 years of middle school teaching and 14 years serving as a Town Meeting Member.
Questions for School Committee Candidates: Meg Moriarty
Our fourth response is from School Committee Candidate Meg Moriarty. Meg is a resident of Belmont, the mother of two and a Town Meeting member. She has served as president of the Butler School PTA and is the Principal of Megmor Research and Evaluation LLC, which provides services to help organizations assess the impact of Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) programming.
Questions for School Committee Candidates: Jamal Saeh
Editor’s Note: Next week the town will go to vote on a number of issues including two seats on Belmont’s School Committee. Earlier this month, Blogging Belmont sent questionnaires to the five candidates for those two positions with a number…
Questions for School Committee Candidates: Timothy Flood
Blogging Belmont sent questionnaires to the five candidates for those two positions with a number of questions that we felt were important for voters to understand candidates’ positions on before they vote. This week, we’ll be publishing the responses we received, highlighting one candidate each day and posting their responses as received. First up: Tim Flood.
Massachusetts 2020 Ballot Question 1 (Right To Repair): What You Need To Know
Ballot Question 1 seeks to expand Massachusetts auto right to repair law. What will a YES vote do? Here’s the information you need to decide.
Belmont’s Steaming Ahead to Leave Civil Service. Here are 5 Reasons I’ll Be Voting NO
Our political leaders are treating Town Meeting like their rubber stamp: making cost and diversity arguments, but providing no data to back them up and no concrete vision for what happens after we approve their plan. I’ll be voting NO and ask you to join me.
Re-Elect Dave Rogers for Representative
Dave’s dedication to the job of being a State Representative was apparent to me the very first time we met: on my doorstep on a sweltering summer afternoon in 2012.