Belmont Leads Bay State in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Events like the recent electric vehicle demonstration have made Belmont the Bay State’s top adopter of EVs. (Photo courtesy of Belmont Drives Electric.)

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 to the meetings of “working groups” in connection with the Belmont Day School project which the Planning Board OKd a site and design plan in September.

“The Attorney General’s office has an enormous amount of experience in dealing with open government and meeting law issues,” Duncan told the Belmontonian last week. “I am confident that they will consider the facts, make a wise decision and determine an appropriate remedy,” said Duncan.

Duncan filed his complaint initially with the Town’s Clerk in August alleging the Board employed small “working groups” to supersede critical discussion on issues including landscaping, parking and a proposed “driveway” that he believed should have been held during the public hearing process. Also, he said there were no minutes to the meetings which is contrary to the public’s “need to know” as part of the Open Meeting Law.

…read more over at The Belmontonian!

Belmontonian: Nearly 800 Runners Set Record For Scharfman Race

Dan Scharfman 2K Start

Runners at the line at the start of the 2017 Dan Scharfman 2K event. More than 800 runners signed up to run either the 5k or 2k races. (Photo by Paul Roberts)

A bright cool fall Sunday morning; just the right combination for a road race in New England. And 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.

While the amount was still coming in mid-week, between $25,000 to $30,000 will be raised to fund the Dan Scharfman Education Innovative Fund which supports professional development for teachers and supply technology to all students.

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Via:: The Belmontonian