Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Overview of the budget section of the 2013 Town Meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters.
After discussing and voting on sewer management and giving the Town Administrator greater powers, Town Meeting will take on this coming fiscal year's budget next week. In preparation of seeing all those numbers and figures, the public and Town Meeting members are invited by the Belmont League of Women Voters to participate in and have the opportunity to ask questions about financial and budgetary articles prior to June 3 annual Town Meeting. The public meeting will take place Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, located at 266 Beech St. Town officials and department heads along with School Committee members will be present to provide information on their budget requests. Bill Lynch, chairman of the Warrant Committee, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Co-sponsored by the Belmont League of Women Voters and the Warrant Committee.
Tonight at the Beech Street Center, the town's financial "watchdog" will be leading the public on a walk through the Warrant. The public and all Town Meeting representatives are invited to attend a Warrant briefing at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, located at 266 Beech St. This annual event is co-sponsored by the town's Warrant Committee – which provides financial oversight to the Town Meeting – and the Belmont League of Women Voters Education Fund. It will be an opportunity to ask questions about any of the 30 plus Warrant articles – from Medical Marijuana to department budgets – prior to the start of the town's annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 29. The event began two years ago to help prepare Town Meeting with information prior …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Co-sponsored by the Belmont League of Women Voters at the Beech Street Center.
There is usually nothing very "brief" about the annual Warrant Briefing taking place Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center (the home of the Council on Aging) at 266 Beech St. (They tend to go on for a couple of hours.) But the public meeting is an opportunity for residents to ask questions about the 31 Warrant articles prior to the opening of Belmont's annual Town Meeting beginning Monday, April 29. Town officials and department heads will be present to provide information and address citizen inquires about budgets and other information. Bill Lynch, chairman of the Warrant Committee, will preside the gathering – which began two years ago and has been a success in informing Town Meeting members on the warrant which, in …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Where and when to vote, how to ask for a ride to the polls, whose on the ballot and more.
The annual town election for town-wide offices and the election of all Town Meeting members take place today, Tuesday, April 2. Time Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line at 8 p.m., you will be allowed to cast a ballot. Who's on the ballot This is the official list of candidates from the Belmont Town Clerk's office. Transportation to the polls The League of Women Voters of Belmont is offering rides to the polls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 617-771-8500 to schedule transportation. Questions about or during voting Most questions – including who is eligible to vote in Belmont – that arise during voting can be answered by the precinct warden at the polling station. Other questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk'…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One contested race: for school committee; no need for sharp elbows.
After the past year of countless regular and special elections in which Belmont residents were running in contested races from President of the United States to Town Meeting representative, it would be expected that the "off year" election of 2013 would allow residents a bit of a respite to the seemingly endless rounds of campaign messages and lawn signs that bombarded the electorate in 2012. And Monday's night annual Candidates' Night sponsored by the Belmont League of Women Voters held at the Chenery Middle School March 11 appeared to bear the assumption out as it was deemed the "quickest and quietest" candidates gathering according to one long-time observer. Outside the auditorium, an equal number of residents seeking to represent …
Monday, March 11, 2013
League of Women Voters annual event will take place at the Chenery.
Belmont's League of Women Voters annual "Candidates' Night" will take place tonight, Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium of the Chenery Middle School at the corner of Washington Street and Oakley Road. It will be a night residents at the Chenery or viewing on cable thanks to the Belmont Media Center will be able to "meet" the candidates seeking town-wide office and hear a quick "hello" from those running for seats on the approximately 290-member Town Meeting. The schedule for the event includes: • 7 p.m.: Town Meeting candidates meet with voters by Precinct in the lobby of the school. • 7:30 p.m.: Town Meeting Member candidates are introduced on stage. • 7:45 p.m.: Short speeches and a "Question and Answer" with town-wide …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Last chance to see those running for public office at League of Women Voters event.
The League of Women Voters of Belmont is giving the public one final chance to see local candidates in action as they hold a Candidates Night in Belmont for those running for local office who will be on the local ballot this coming Nov. 6. The event will be held at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. in Belmont at 7:30 pm. The program will be covered live by the Belmont Media Center. The races that are part of the forum are (but not necessarily in this order): Representative 24th Middlesex District Jim Gammill Tomi Olson Dave Rogers Senator in General Court, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District Steve Aylward Will Brownsberger Governor's Council for Middlesex County Marilyn M. Petitto …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Candidates for State House of Reps, State Senate, Gov. Council and Middlesex Sheriff.
The League of Women Voters of Belmont is holding a Candidates' Night on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event will be held at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. in Belmont at 7:30 pm. The program will be covered live by our local cable television station. The races to be included are Representative 24th Middlesex District Jim Gammill Tomi Olson Dave Rogers Senator in General Court, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District Steve Aylward Will Brownsberger Governor's Council for Middlesex County Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney Tom Sheff Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Ernesto Petrone
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
League of Women Voters forum allowed Rogers, Hegarty and Reardon to have their say.
It was around 9:30 p.m. Monday night, Aug. 28, in the Chenery Middle School auditorium when the main event at the Belmont League of Women Voters Candidates' Night Forum which most residents came to see finally got underway. While the sparks flew on the under card – the three Democrats seeking the Governor's Council position let questions of ethics and competence fly about – the most interest was reserved for the three candidates seeking to replace Belmont's current state senator Will Brownsberger as state representative for for the 24th Middlesex District that includes Belmont and precincts in Arlington and Cambridge. Democrats Dave Rogers, Margaret Hegarty and Bobby Reardon stepped away for a summer of retail politics – it is a rare …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Those running for State Rep., Congress, Gov. Council will discuss issues beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Belmont League of Women Voters will be holding a Candidates' Night on Monday, Aug. 27 for all candidates who are contested in the Primary Election on Thursday, Sept. 6. The event will be held at Belmont's Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. at 7:30 pm. Of particular interest will be the Democrats running to replace Will Brownsberger as state representative in the district comprising Belmont and precincts in Arlington and Cambridge. Dave Rogers of North Cambridge and Belmont's Margaret Hagerty and Bobby Reardon will answer questions on a issues facing the voters of the 24th Middlesex district. Including those running for State Representative in the General Court for the 24th Middlesex District on the Democratic ballot, the races to…