Federal COVID Relief Funds

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As part of the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, Massachusetts is set to receive around $2 billion in Federal relief aid to help it recover from damage to its economy as a result of the COVID pandemic. […]

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Our very lean school budget means not having critical special education positions for Belmont’s elementary schools. These positions are not “an extra.” In other districts, people in these positions, among other things, complete legally mandated and time-intensive compliance paperwork. Otherwise “those responsibilities fall solely on the teachers and school psychologists,” Crement wrote, meaning less time for Belmont’s dedicated educators to teach all children.

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The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021 and appeared in the print edition on March 25, 2021. I first walked into Belmont High School as […]
Ariane Breitenbach Frank

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The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021 and appeared in the print edition on March 25, 2021. I am a proud Belmont resident, and I […]

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The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021. In just a few weeks, Belmont faces a crucial vote in our local election. Though it’s easy to […]

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The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021. My husband and I moved to Belmont 14 years ago. We moved to Belmont for many reasons; however, […]
Jason Ketola

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I plan to vote for the $6.4 million override this April. I believe it’s financially wise, it maintains service levels while adding some improvements at reasonable cost, and it’s part of a strategy that will best contain the property tax increases that are putting a strain on some of our residents.

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The following Guest Commentary was published in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021. As a senior in high school, I’ve been thinking a lot about my future. I think about the hopes […]

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The following Guest Commentary appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021. I have not written a column in a while, but I feel the need to speak out on why we […]

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The following Guest Commentary appeared in the online edition of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 18, 2021. As the April 6 override approaches, my career leading nonprofit, government, and higher education institutions informs my perspective. I support […]