Opening Day of New Underwood Pool All Depends on the Weather

The commute for construction supervisor Ernie Raney to his newest assignment can’t be beat. He leaves his house on Lincoln Street, heads to School Street, then down Cottage Street and there he is, at the site of the new Underwood Pool. “Really close,” said Raney, who is currently overseeing large earth moving equipment remove the […]

Butler Students, Superheroes Fun Run for Enrichment

The dank, misty conditions this past Friday was no match for the likes of Batman and Captain America as the superheroes stood superhero like in the middle of the Butler Elementary School playground. Nor was a mere 1 mile jog around the grounds of the Waverley Square school going to stop the duo from assisting […]

The Why and How of Paying for Belmont Center’s ‘Facelift’ Debated Before Town Meeting

After town officials gave a lengthy, detailed explanation of the financing and work proposed for the $2.8 million Belmont Center reconstruction project, Town Meeting Member Ed Kuzanjian came to the microphone and asked the assembled officials at the Nov. 6 warrant briefing held at the Beech Street Center one question. Why? “What are we getting for the money?” […]

Duty, Honor, Country: Schools Salute Vets in Remembrance Observances

The Chenery Middle School Wind Band played patriotic music, the chorus sang the “National Anthem” and several students made speeches and recited poems to their classmates and the two dozen men – many slowed with age – sitting on chairs on the side of the stage. They were an array of armed forces veterans from Belmont and surrounding […]

Belmont’s Brams Takes 6th in Eastern Div. 3 X-C Championships, Girls’ Place 9th

Belmont High School junior Leah Brams finished in sixth place at the Div. 3 Eastern Massachusetts championships held Saturday, Nov. 8 in Wrentham, matching her placement from a year ago. Brams 18 minute, 54.9 seconds over the five-kilometer (3.1 mile) course earned her a third consecutive trip to the Div. 1 state finals being held this year at historic […]

Belmont Selectmen Seek Residents to Join Committee to Implement Community Path

Now is the time to decide the when, where, what, why and how much of a community path running through the heart of Belmont. After more than two decades after it was first suggested, the Belmont Board of Selectmen last week created the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee, a five-member temporary advisory committee which will recommend strategies for […]

Sports: Girls’ Swimming Preps for State Championships with 3rd in Sectionals

The feature photo is of the winning 200 yard medley relay squad in the 2014 North Sectionals from Belmont High School: (from left) Alison Sawyer, Maya Nagashima, Jessie Blake-West and Emily Quinn. (Ginny Blake photos). The Belmont High School Girls’ Swimming team dove into the pool with the big girls of Massachusetts swimming this weekend and gave them more than they could handle. Coming […]

Belmont’s Panos Named to Yearly Top 50 Women in Law in Mass

Belmont’s own Laura Panos has been named one of 50 Top Women of Law in Massachusetts for 2014 by Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly. This annual award is given to “exceptional women who have made outstanding achievements in the field of law, and highlights women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.” “I am honored to […]

Sports: Lazenby’s Last-Second Goal Sends Belmont Boys’ Soccer to D2 North Semis

Senior midfielder Ben Lazenby‘s second goal of the game, coming “at the death” of regular time, gave Belmont High School Boys’ Soccer a dramatic 2-1 victory over hosts Chelsea High Saturday night, Nov. 8. With less than 15 seconds remaining in the second half, senior forward Luke Gallagher delivered the free kick – senior midfielder Sami Belkadi was […]

This Week: Veterans Day Tuesday, Stealing Masterpieces Wednesday

On the government side of the week, the Community Preservation Committee will hear presentations from groups seeking CPA funds as well as ask them questions at the committee’s public meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Juliette Fay will speak about her latest novel, The Shortest Way Home, at Belmont Public Library’s “Books and Bites” from 11 […]