Budget Could Take Backseat to Funding Gap When Town Meeting Resumes

Photo: Jim Williams. The fiscal 2016 budget was suppose to be in the spotlight at the Belmont League of Women Voters’ Warrant Briefing at the Beech Street Center on Monday, May 18. While the night’s agenda was an opportunity to ask questions aout financial and budget articles facing Town Meeting members when the annual Town Meeting reconvenes on June 1, […]

Belmont Rugby Welcomes Back Rivals Bishop Hendricken in State Semifinals

Photo: The earlier match with Bishop Hendricken. Belmont High School Rugby Club will be seeking its third consecutive trip to the state championships as the squad hosts tonight, Tuesday, May 19, the team it battled in the past two finals and defeated earlier this year in a historic victory. Bishop Hendricken High School‘s rugby club will take […]

Belmont’s Pepperidge Farm Outlet Set to Close on June 18

Photo: The Pepperidge Farm Outlet Store on Blanchard Road.  [Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly set the date of the outlet closing on Wednesday, June 11] The Pepperidge Farm Outlet Store, the thrift store that supplied generation of children with Goldfish crackers and was a guilty pleasure for anyone seeking below-price Milanos, will be closing […]

Three Arlington-Belmont Crew Boats Heading to Rowing Nationals in June

Photo: The Arlington-Belmont crew at the Head of the Charles.  They might be considered “lightweight”, but there is nothing insubstantial about the Arlington-Belmont Crew, the rowing club with students from Belmont and Arlington high schools that began in 2005. At this weekend’s 2015 USRowing Northeast Youth Championships held on the Merrimack River in Lowell, three A-B “lightweight” boats qualified and […]

This Week: Blacker Awards, Schools’ Art Show, Rugby Semis, Historical Society’s 50 Years, Concerts

Photo: Art work at the annual Town-Wide Spring Art Exhibit. This week’s government meetings: The Belmont Vision 21 Implementation Committee is meeting Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.  The Warrant Committee will review the financial amendments and budgets for fiscal 2016 at its Wednesday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

Tuxes and Gowns Set the Standard at Belmont High’s Promenade

Photo: Belmont High School prom. Tuxes with bow ties, black dresses and strapless, colorful gowns were the standard for the nearly 450 students and guests attending the Belmont High School Promenade and Prom held Friday, May 15. A massive crowd of parents, students and families filled the High School auditorium to see singles, couples and groups stride across […]

Belmont Yard Sales, May 16, 17

Photo: Yard sales. • 60 Channing Rd., Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  • 25 Clark St., Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Antiques/vintage collectibles, books, original art, antique and vintage numbered prints.) • Somewhere on Creeley Road, Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. • 29 Stults Rd., Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. […]

This Weekend: Town Day Saturday; Plants,Books for Sale; Curtain Call for Charlie Brown

Photo: Town Day in Belmont. • Food, animals, kiddy carnival rides, a dog show, classic cars, live music, a dunk tank and thousands of residents on Leonard Street can only mean one thing: the 25th annual Belmont Town Day is Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank and run by the Belmont […]

Belmont Police Unveil Traffic/Parking Plan for PGA Tournament

Photo: Belmont Police Capt. Peter Hoerr talking with a resident during a public meeting, When suggesting what residents in and around Winter Street can do to assist police when a PGA golf tournament come to the Belmont Country Club next month, Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac said that week might be “a good time to open the summer house […]