What to Do Today: Library’s Patriotic Story Time, the Benton is Open ’til 7 PM

• Story Time at the Belmont Public Library will have a 4th of July theme: “Red, White and Blue Storytime.” Celebrate America’s birthday with stories and a craft inspired by the colors of our flag in the Assembly Room from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Speaking of libraries, the Benton Library, the town’s independent volunteer-run library, […]

Plymouth Ponders Renting Its Steeple to House Cell Tower

Rev. Joe Zarro has been the spiritual leader of Plymouth Church on Pleasant Street coming on a year in the fall. The Harvard Divinity School grad said that he, his wife and nearly one-year-old son have enjoyed their time in Belmont. “It’s been a great experience for us,” said Zarro as his family prepares to […]

Belmont’s Gun Buy Back Provides Help to Town’s Food Pantry

The first-ever Belmont gun buy back event held on Saturday, May 31 not only took unwanted guns out of homes around town but also provided funds to help feed local residents in need. An important part of the buy back – sponsored by the Belmont Police Department in partnership with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, Belmont Religious […]

Belmont Savings Serves Homer House a Cupola of Loving Care

The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation recently provided a $2,000 grant to the Belmont Woman’s Club to help restore the cupola on the roof of the historic William Flagg Homer House. The small dome’s damaged state was first noted in a building survey conducted in 2013, with falling structural elements that could have threatened the safety of […]

The Reminisants Performing Oldies at Payson Park Music Festival

While the weather is “iffy” this afternoon, if the stormy weather holds off until tomorrow, The Reminisants will be performing at the Payson Park Music Festival tonight, Wednesday, July 2 at 6:45 p.m. at Payson Park playground at the corner of Payson Road and Elm Street. The group, which has been a PPMF favorite for several seasons, has been entertaining […]

What to Do Today: Happy Midpoint! Drop-In Crafts at the Library

• July 2 is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years. The exact time of the middle of the year is at noon.  • The Belmont Public Library is providing two one-on-one Digital Library Help session on Wednesday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Reference Room. Learn how to download eBooks from […]

Last Day, Final Advice from ‘Interim’ Superintendent Kingston

Dr. Thomas Kingston’s final day in charge of the Belmont School District was a leisurely one. Wearing a seasonal pink Polo shirt at the School Department’s Administration Building on Pleasant Street, Kingston had completed the bulk of “clearing out my desk” on Sunday when he could have a day of “quiet resolve.” So by Monday, […]

Musicians! Join the Belmont Community Summer Band!

Attention woodwind musicians or percussionists! How about enjoying the summer being both outside AND performing with some of your musical neighbors? Now you can have that chance with the Belmont Community Summer Band for a one-night only blow out performance at Payson Park. According to Arto Asadoorian, the Belmont Public School’s Director of Fine & Performing Arts, the band […]

Stormy Fourth: Belmont Could See Wet Independence Day

While fireworks and cannons are what many are expecting this coming Friday Fourth of July, the weather could be just as explosive early on this holiday weekend. But while much of the talk has been directed southward with the possible development of the season’s first tropical storm, a major cold front sweeping from the Midwest […]