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Politics

Hometown response

Belmont residents bask in spotlight of election’s glare

On the last nail-biter day of a presidential race that drew huge voter turnouts across the country, the quiet suburb of Belmont found itself squarely in the spotlight, thanks to one very famous resident.

On Tuesday morning, the scene around the Beech Street Center — usually a quiet oasis for senior citizens who want to quilt or play board games — hummed with Secret Service, extra police, and sign-toting residents as Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney cast his vote in the town he has called home since 1971.

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