Category: politics

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.

Get your vote on! Join the town wide canvas for Wellington on May 2nd!

Get involved! Volunteers will hit the pavement in Belmont next week to raise awareness about the need to replace the aged and faltering Wellington Elementary School, and about the June 8 special election to approve the project. If you’re interested in helping canvas in your neighborhood, contact me!


I take heart that more than 900 of you cast a vote for me, beating out a smattering of write ins and that tenacious character Mr. Blanks, who also came within 300 or so votes of unseating Selectman Firenze!

Selectmen agree on June 8 vote for Wellington

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday evening to put a vote for a debt exclusion to pay for the construction of a new Wellington Elementary before town voters in a special election slated for June 8 in a Monday evening session that was anything but harmonious.

Get your vote on (and other matters)

Get yer butt down to the polls and vote. Then come out to the Homer building this evening to show support for the Wellington at a critical Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

All hands: Selectmen to take up Wellington vote at Monday meeting

The Board of Selectman will hear from the Wellington Building Committee at a meeting on Monday evening. Show up at 8:00pm in the Gallery at the Homer Building to show your support.