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Is Community Broadband an Alternative to Our High Cost Internet?

Belmont residents and businesses have two choices when it comes to broadband Internet service: Verizon and Comcast. But what if a third option existed: community owned broadband. Fourteen Massachusetts communities have already adopted it. Could Belmont be the next? Belmont’s own Michael Crowley explains how municipal broadband works and why it might be a good option for Belmont to consider. 

Summer Improvement Project: the Couch to Dan Scharfman 5K Program

Couch to 5K

The registration for Belmont’s Fall Classic, the sixth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K and 2K events is now officially open along with the first ever Couch to 5K Program, which will kick off in mid August.

Belmont Porchfest Meet & Greet Thursday

Belmont will host its first Porchfest on September 8. Want to learn more? There’s a meet and greet at Belmont Books on Thursday evening, July 12th starting at 5 pm!

A Progressive’s Guide to Tuesday’s Town Election: Town Meeting

  OK. If you’ve checked out our post on the top of the ticket, its now time to dig down in the weeds: Town Meeting! This is Belmont’s legislature, in essence, and incredibly important. Think of your local TMMs as…

Opinion: Cost no Obstacle in Selectmen’s Waste Disposal Choice

The Selectmen’s recent decision to pursue only one option for the Town’s trash and recycling contract cast cost, environmental impact and convenience to the side.

Tonight: Cyber Security ‘Fireside Chat’ 7PM at Library

Join Scott Donnelly Director of Technical Solutions at the cyber security firm Recorded Future (and a former officer with the Central Intelligence Agency) along with Belmont PD’s Officer James Siracusa for a discussion of cyber security trends and threats that affect folks here in the Town of Homes. Tonight at 7:00 PM. See you there!

Belmont Leads Bay State in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Belmont has adopted more electric vehicles (54) than any other community in Massachusetts – just the latest evidence of the Town’s commitment to renewable energy and reducing our climate footprint, writes Marty Bitner of Belmont Drives Electric. 

Belmontonian: Mass AG Reviewing Alleged Open Meeting Violation By Planning Board

Franklin Tucker over at Belmontonian is reporting on a complaint by Belmont resident Tim Duncan to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. From the article: Duncan filed his 40-page accusation with the Office of the Attorney General on Sept. 29 relative…

Belmontonian: Nearly 800 Runners Set Record For Scharfman Race

Belmontonian reports that 784 runners took the opportunity to help Belmont school to best use technology as a record number of entries took part in the fifth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run 5K/2K Road Races held Sunday, Oct. 1.

Reminder: Belmont Serves is Tomorrow (Monday): volunteer opportunities around town

A reminder to Blogging Belmont readers that the annual Belmont Serves event will be held tomorrow, Columbus Day morning October 9. There are great volunteer opportunities around town, so come join your friends and neighbors for a morning of community…