$38 million in federal stimulus funds for Belmont? You betcha! That was the value, in today’s dollars, of a town plan, approved by the federal government, to rapidly modernize Belmont after World War II.
There’s a rare bit of economic good news from the Belmont Cultural Council, which is expecting to have more money to distribute to worthy Belmontonians this year than last, according to Treasurer Juliet Jenkins.
With all the debate in town about preserving our elementary school libraries, I couldn’t help but note this story on the front page of today’s New York Times about sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury’s crusade to preserve public libraries in his home, Ventura County, California.