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The new school is our collective responsibility

I’m fortunate enough both to live and work in Belmont.  I am the pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, and the proud father of two wonderful children just beginning their educational journeys.  However, I am not writing in an official capacity, or even as a...

Vote “Yes” on November 6

I am old.  Old enough that I graduated from Belmont’s Payson Park grammar school, the old junior high and the old, old high school (now the site of the Wellington) – Class of 1955.  And I support the new school for grades 7-12 that will be on the ballot on Tuesday,...

Vote ‘yes’ for 7-12 school

I write this letter as a fiscally conservative member of town meeting. I have consistently spoken against (and then typically been outvoted on) various spending items that I thought the town could not afford. Nonetheless, I write this letter in support of the debt...

We are voting “Yes”

An important ballot question for Belmont voters on Tuesday, November 6 is whether Belmont residents will invest in education and vote ‘yes’ to build a new 7-12 grade school.  We will be ‘yes’ voters.   We have lived in Belmont for over 40 years and our children went...

A Big Ask, But Better Than the Alternative

In just over a month, Belmont residents will be asked to approve a debt exclusion to build a new school building to house grades 7 through 12.  Town Treasurer Floyd Carman estimates that this project will cost taxpayers $905 annually for a $500,000 home, and $1,810...