Wintery Blast Off to Official Groundbreaking of New Underwood Pool

The juxtaposition at the official groundbreaking for the new Underwood Pool was as glaring as the brilliant morning sunshine on Friday, Nov. 21. Residents, business leaders and town official attended the ceremony heralding the building an outdoor summer time pool complex wrapped in parkas and scarfs while wearing gloves, boots and hats to brave one of the coldest days since […]

42 for 42: Chenery Football Ends Season a Success On and Off the Field

Forty-two students arrived on a sweltering August afternoon to the Chenery Middle School playground for the first day of football practice. Two-and-a-half months later, 42 now experienced and tested players ended the first season of middle school football in Belmont in several decades with a big win over Watertown, 22-8, played at Victory Field on Nov. 5. “The big […]

A New Belmont High Around the Corner? A ‘Senior Study’ Suggests Good Odds

Is a “new” Belmont High School just around the corner? While a decision by the state authority which supplies critical funding which assists municipalities in the construction of school buildings is about a month away, a hint of heightened interest in Belmont’s plan to revamp the increasingly threadbare building on the banks of Clay Pit Pond is an indication, the state is […]

Mrs. Claus is Coming to Belmont’s Annual ‘Turn on the Town’ Dec. 4

After 23 years arriving alone, Santa is bringing the Mrs. along for this year’s business trip to Belmont. Mrs. Claus will join Santa at the Belmont Savings Bank on Thursday, Dec. 4 during the Belmont Center Business Association’s 24th annual “Turn on the Town” celebration. The holiday festivities will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Leonard Street in […]

Belmont Fire Log: A Pair of Incidents Where You Could Have Used Too Many Cooks

Not on the menu Nov. 10 – A few minutes past 5 p.m., workers at a restaurant on Belmont Street called the Fire Department for a little bit of assistance; the water pump in the establishment’s basement shut down causing sewage to back up in the eatery. The owner told fire personnel he had a similar issue with the pumps in the past. […]

Letter to the Editor: Online Donations to Help a ‘Great Community Partner’

To the editor: Several weeks ago, Gerry Dickhault, proprietor of Champions Sporting Goods in Belmont Center, lost his home to a fire and is now living in a temporary home while his house is being renovated. David High, a generous and caring member of the Belmont community, created a crowd-funding site to help people to donate online […]

Special Town Meeting Approves $2.8 Million Belmont Center Project

Photo: Selectmen Chair Andy Rojas presenting the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project to the Special Town Meeting, Monday, Nov. 17. In the end, Belmont’s Special Town Meeting decided a renovated Belmont Center was worth the $2.8 million price tag, no matter the funding scheme. After more than three hours of presentation, analysis and debate, the Town […]

Blake-West Powers Belmont to Second in Div. 2 Swimming Championships

During the MIAA Division 2 State Swimming and Diving Championships held Sunday, Nov. 16 at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, Belmont High School long-time head coach Ev Crosscup would tap his chest with his fist when greeting his squad poolside. “Our message was that we had worked well together as a team. We’re focused, worked hard together; […]

Damaging Winds Blowing Into Belmont for the Afternoon, Night

The National Weather Service issued this morning a wind advisory for Belmont and the rest of eastern Massachusetts beginning at 3 p.m. and staying in effect until 10 p.m. The big blow will see gusts up to 55 mph impacting the town during the afternoon, evening and a portion of tonight with sustained winds of 15 to 25 […]