Category: politics

Belmont mentioned in Globe article on overrides

Belmont’s name showed up on a list of 11 Bay State towns that had passed Prop 2 1/2 overrides, despite the rough economy. The article, on the front page of today’s Globe,talks about overrides for schools, libraries and public services passing in towns like Rockland, Milton.

We did it! Wellington passes by wide margin!

We did it! The Proposition 2 1/2 override to fund a new Wellington Elementary passed by a wide margin on Monday, with yes votes outweighing no’s by 2:1. Supporters won in every precinct except 4. The vote count is as follows:

Wellington vote is neck and neck. Get out and vote!!

The Wellington debt exclusion race is neck and neck. Time for those who support Belmont’s public schools to get to the polls (and bring a friend with them)!

Update: Vote today for Wellington!

After years of debate within town about the plight of the Wellington Elementary School, it all comes down to a town-wide vote today. Polls opened at 7:00 AM and will stay open until 8:00pm. It’s time to get out and vote for Belmont’s future. Go to the polls and vote YES for Wellington!

To Detroit with love: Obama taps Belmontonian to dismantle..err..rescue G.M.

I meant to link to this article earlier in the week, but fell asleep at my keyboard after another marathon Town Meeting…or was it School Committee session. It’s all a blur now. In any case, David Sanger at the NYT…

Wellington wins unanimous approval of Town Meeting

This year’s marathon, multi-session Town Meeting might be best remembered for what wasn’t heard last night: a single dissenting voice among the more than 200 assembled Town Meeting members to a motion to allocate more than $39 million for reconstruction of the Wellington Elementary School. The unanimous vote in favor was sweet victory for all those who have battled to have the aging school rebuilt!

Marathon Town Meeting ends with dramatic vote on free cash, library aides

An amendment by TM member Anne Mahon targeted at using free cash to preventing cuts at Belmont High School and preserving elementary library aides looked like a long shot, but won overwhelming support at Town Meeting last night. Where were you when you heard the Cat Leash speech?

Globe article highlights push for new Wellington

For those of you who missed it, the Boston Globe’s North section ran an article today by Jen Lefferts on the push to rebuild the Wellington. The article highlighted Together for Wellington, and the effort to get younger voters to the polls, using tools like Facebook and Twitter to reach and inform younger voters, including BHS seniors and graduates of recent classes.

One week to the Wellington Vote

With the Wellington debt exclusion vote one week away, there’s been a flurry of activity – editorial and otherwise – around town.

More Town Meeting Notes (Now Even Notesier)

I’m sitting here listening to Don Mercier grill Tim Richardson of BMLD about easements like he’s Clarence Darrow at the Scopes Monkey Trial. Yep — you guessed it — its another night at Town Meeting.