Net Metering Working Group Begins Under Solar Supporters’ Glare

Photo: Henry “Jake” Jacoby. After more than 18 months of fits and starts, failed proposals and increasing acrimony, a newly-appointed working group made up of heavyweight experts created by the Board of Selectmen to craft a new solar power policy for Belmont, will kickoff its efforts Monday. Yet even before the Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group is gaveled into existence […]

Bulls-eye! BHS’s Bennett Medals at National Rifle and Pistol Championships

Photo: Belmont High School’s Kevin Bennett at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s gun range at the USA Shooting Rifle and Pistol National Championships. His fellow Belmont High School students know Kevin Bennett as the tall, affable, nice guy who helped keep score for the volleyball team last fall. To his competitors on the shooting range in Massachusetts and across […]

This Week: Net Metering Group Starts, Magic with Mike Bent, Cheryl Arena at Payson Park

On the government side of “This Week”:  The inaugural meeting of the Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group takes place on Monday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall in which it will discuss its goals and criteria for the creation of a solar tariff.  The Belmont School Committee is holding a rare summer session […]

Town, Federal Offices Closed on the 3rd of July; State Stays Open

Photo: Belmont. With the Independence Day holiday falling on the weekend, Belmont town offices and departments as well as the Belmont Public Library and town departments will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4th holiday. Federal offices will be shut Friday. Mail delivery will be on Friday since the day is not a holiday for […]

This Weekend: Nearby 4th Fireworks, Power’s ‘3 Piggie Opera’, Benton Story Time Friday

Photo: The view of Boston’s fireworks from Robbins Farm in Arlington. (arlingtonpictures.com) • Pre-School Story Time at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, on Friday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children age 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings may attend with adults. Registration is not required. The […]

Sold in Belmont: Condos Lead the Way (Once Again) Last Week

Photo: The colonial on Stone Road going for $1.6 million.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 24-26 Skahan Rd., Multifamily (1920). Sold: $975,000. Listed at $919,000. Living area: 2,801 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 56 days. 72 Waverley St. #2, Townhouse-style condominium (1923). Sold: $533,000. Listed at $ 479,000. Living area: 1,469 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. On the market: 58 days. […]

Ohlin’s Celebrates A Century of Baking for Belmont (And That Means Donuts)

Photo: The Klemm family – Paul Jr., Paul, Marybeth and Emily – who own and run Ohlin’s Bakery in Cushing Square. There are three certainties in Belmont: the roads need repair, Ohlin’s Bakery at 456 Common St. will be open for the holidays (you name the celebration, the Cushing Square shop is ready for business) […]