Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Waverly MBTA Station

Waverly MBTA Station

The MBTA abandonment of the idea of a consolidated new train station on South Pleasant Street was a clear victory for the residents and commuters of Belmont.   The Board of Selectmen held two public hearings with residen ...

Net Metering & Solarize Belmont

Net Metering & Solarize Belmont

Last fall, the Board of Selectmen, in its role as the Light Board, adopted the recommendations of the Temporary Net Metering Working Group.  The recommendations included an updated solar tariff and grandfathering for cur ...

Committee Appointments Process

Committee Appointments Process

When I joined the Board of Selectmen in 2010, there was no formal process in place for committee appointments made by the Board.  Because of this committee appointments were made in a somewhat disorganized fashion. Th ...

Green Communities Designation

Green Communities Designation

In December, 2014, the Town of Belmont joined 136 other Massachusetts cities and towns that have received a Green Communities Designation from the State Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of ...

Have You No Decency, Sir?

Have You No Decency, Sir?

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”  This bit of wisdom from Daniel Patrick Moynihan is important, particularly during town elections.  Paul Roberts submitted a letter to the editor to The B ...

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