Belmont/Trapelo Corridor Repaving ‘On Schedule’

Photo: Paving work underway along Belmont Street. Despite construction equipment on the road and travel limited to single lanes along one of Belmont’s busiest throughways, the major paving work along the Belmont Street/Trapelo Road Corridor is “on schedule,” according to construction officials at the work site. The laying down of several inches of asphalt should […]

Belmont High Alum Gibson Rows His Way to National Championship

Photo: Peter Gibson (USRowing) It’s been 20 years since a Belmont High School alumni – Patty Shea (’80) in field hockey in 1996 – strode behind the Stars and Stripes at the opening ceremony of a Summer Olympics. (Belmont High’s Emily Cook has been a member of four US Winter Olympic teams and competing in three as a freestyle skier.) But […]

This Week: Evening eCamp at the Library, Tea and Cake Meet and Greet

Photo: Hoopla, a software reader that allows library patrons to instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card. On the government side of “This Week”:  The Board of Health meets on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m., in Town Hall. The agenda includes a meet and greet with the owner of Arlington’s Vintage […]

Lots of Openings on Town Committees and Groups; Are You Interested?

Photo: The seal of Belmont. If you have some time on your hand and wish to contribute your talents to help run the town you live in, the Belmont Board of Selectmen has begun its annual committee appointment process. Beginning in July, 2015, the Selectmen will be making appointments to fill terms set to expire this year and those […]

Letter to the Editor: Questioning Net Metering Working Group’s Bias

To the editor: The last two weeks saw a flurry of activity as the Light Board moved ever closer to embracing solar. Last week, 450 signatures of residents demanding simple retail net metering was submitted to the Light Board and, in my opinion, the Light Board started changing the Municipal Light Advisory Board (MLAB) membership to be more responsive to […]

Sold in Belmont: The Good, the Mind Boggling and How Much Ugly for $1.2M

Photo: “Ugh” on Brighton. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 26 Holden Rd., #2, Condo (1926). Sold: $471,000. Listed at $449,900. Living area: 1,172 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 baths. On the market: 61 days. 16 Candleberry Ln., Townhouse condominium (2006). Sold: $1,420,000. Listed at $1,495,000. Living area: 3,482 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. On the market: 69 days. 280 […]

Taking the Happy (and Scary) Walk from Elementary to Middle School

Photo: Students during Wellington Elementary’s final walk for its 4th graders on the final day of school, Tuesday, June 22. Sitting on the turf field outside the entrance to the Roger Wellington Elementary School on a muggy, warm last day of school, fourth-grade teacher Jessica Endres was holding court one final time with her 24 students. “Don’t forget […]

Departing Light Advisory Chair Slams Light Board, Solar Advocates; ‘Pay to Play Politics’

Photo: Ashley Brown, former chair of the Municipal Light Advisory Board. (Youtube.com image) In an incendiary farewell address, Ashley Brown, the departing chair of the Municipal Light Advisory Board, blasted members of the Light Board – made up of the Board of Selectmen – and advocates of a progressive solar power policy in Belmont for trading […]