The Week to Come: ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Chenery, One Acts at BHS, DPW’s Day

• The classic “Guys and Dolls”, the musical tribute to Damon Runyon’s world of gangsters, small-time gamblers and showgirls of 1930s New York City, will be presented by the students of Chenery Middle School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1,2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the Chenery’s auditorium. Tickets are available online and at Moozy’s at […]

Over the Weekend: Rx Drug Take Back, Music from ‘Brasil!’, Sports on the Go

• Belmont joins communities across the country participating in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Belmont Auxiliary Police will have a collection point set up at the DPW yard, 37 C St. You can contact Belmont Police Lt. Daley at for more information. • Sounds of Brazil with Sulinha Boucher is Brazilian music […]

Higher Gas Prices Set to Increase Belmont Light Bills

Despite a record amount of natural gas being pumped out of wells in the US, the combination of higher world-wide demand for the energy source and a colder than expected winter is about to have a very local impact on Belmont homeowners in the coming months. In what he is calling “unprecedented” increases in gas […]

Things to do Today: Wizard of Oz at the Library, Kids Recycle and Ballplayers in the Morning

It’s the final day of spring recess so make it count, kids. • The Hampstead Stage Company, a national-touring children’s theater group from Barnstead, NH, presents the children’s classic “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. The 50-minute play is performed by two actors in full period costume, each […]

A First Look: Four Vie for Full Liquor, Beer and Wine Licenses

Despite the early hour –  8 a.m. – and school vacation, the Board of Selectmen’s Room at Town Hall was filled with residents as the selectmen met on Tuesday, April 22, for the first of two public meetings in which four businesses presented their applications seeking a license to sell either beer or wine or […]

Belmont Savings Reports Strong Quarter

Despite a winter that didn’t appear ever wanting to end and continued sluggishness in the general economy, Belmont’s only bank headquartered in the “Town of Homes” had a spring in its step over the first three months of the year. BSB Bancorp, the holding company for Belmont Savings Bank located in Belmont Center, reported a […]

Things to Do Today: British Troops at the Library, Food Collaborative Meeting

The British are coming to Belmont! Members of His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot Revolutionary War re-creators will be in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to tell the British perspective on the American Revolution and demonstrate an 18th-century military drill under the guidance of their commander, Rob Lee. The group is dedicated to […]

Belmont Takes Advantage of Low Rates to Bond $29 Million

While the low-interest rate environment promoted by the Federal Reserve over the past five years has dampened residents appetite for bonds, the same condition has been a boom for municipalities with good credit ratings when selling their debt on the open market. Using its top-ranked “triple A” credit rating, Belmont’s Treasurer and Tax Collector Floyd […]

Things to Do Today: One Book One Belmont Talk, Rugby in the Afternoon, Calling Precinct 3

• One Book One Belmont presents John Stauffer, Professor of English, American Studies and African American Studies at Harvard University, who will talk about Phillis Wheatley, a Boston slave born in Gambia, became one of the foremost poets in early America from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The talk is co-sponsored by […]

Belmont High Named As One of Nation’s Best

As the saying goes, you don’t come to Belmont for the roads; you come for the schools. And in the latest issue of US News & World Report, Belmont High School is honored as one of the top-rated high schools in the country, earning the magazine’s “Gold” medal. The Concord Avenue school is ranked 151st nationally […]