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 […]
YES for Belmont Turnout

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An update from the YES for Belmont including information on the impact of federal COVID relief funds on Belmont’s budget. (Spoiler alert: they’re not going to solve all of our budget problems.) Also: a recap of the first debate and letters of support from across the Belmont community.
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Our kids are “grown and flown,” so should we really care so much about the schools and rec programs? We are not ready to downsize, and we are not yet senior citizens, do we need to support programs for seniors? Do we really need to address town-wide issues now if they can wait a couple more years? The answer to all these is “yes.”
Jack Weis supports the Belmont Proposition 2 1/2 Override

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In the debate about whether to support an override, there is one thing I think everyone can agree upon: No one likes to see their taxes increase. However, I think the adage “you get what you pay for” also applies, writes Jack Weis of Belmont on the pending Proposition 2 1/2 Override.