To The Daily Sun,
I've lived in Belmont for 47 years and think that it is time for change ... a positive direction.
Forty years in the car business, 30 years coaching baseball, soccer and other sports, and 50 years married to my wife, have taught me a few things.
1. Communities, like good ballplayers, win with teamwork.
2. Success takes a good plan, training, focus and execution.
3. Every citizen is an MVP and each part of town has something to contribute.
Belmont seems to be striking out on these core rules. Old Home Days are a faint shadow of the years led by volunteers like Linc Noel and Sue Roberts. There's a budget-based competitiveness of Town vs. School, and a pretty big bureaucracy in both operations for our size. SB-2, town or not, budgets are operated like a shell game and complicated with fuzzy arithmetic.
I also learned as a member and chairman of the Shaker School District board from 1970-1979, and am proud that our children are BHS graduates.
I'm supporting Brian Watterson for Selectman. He's been playing for Belmont since 1985 in several positions, and the community is the first and only item on his agenda. Please join me Tuesday and put his experience, leadership and commitment back for our home team.
Thank you for voting.
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