Sixty-six Belmont Student Musicians Earn District Honors

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Photo: Belmont High student musicians. On Saturday, Nov. 14, 143 Belmont High School music students traveled to North Andover High School to audition for the Massachusetts Music Educators Northeast District Senior Festival. These students were among the 1,127 students from surrounding towns vying for the opportunity to perform in one of the District Honors ensembles: […]

This Week: Thanksgiving Day Game, String-a-Rama Monday, Small Business Saturday

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Photo: 2014 Thanksgiving Game between Belmont and Watertown.  On the government side of “This Week”: The Other Post-Employment Benefits Funding Advisory Group is meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall where members will report on what they are doing and the public can express its opinion. • Music & Movement with Rubi, a movement and […]

Sports: Despite Blake-West, Kalavantis Double Firsts, Belmont Second Again in Swimming Championships

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Photo: Belmont High’s Swimming and Diving with their Finalist Trophy. Despite winning five events from a veteran superstar and a young phenom, Belmont High School Girls’ Swimming and Diving team could not match the depth of Bishop Feehan High School of Attleboro as the Marauders finished second behind the Shamrocks for the third consecutive year […]

Sports: Brams Takes 14th in All-States X-C Championship, Belmont Girls’ Race to 14th

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Photo: Belmont’s Leah Brams in the lead pack early in the Div. 1 All-States meet.  Belmont High four-year star Leah Brams finished her brilliant high school cross-country career running to a 14th-place finish in a stacked field in the MIAA Division 1 All-States Cross Country Championships held at Stanley Park in Westfield on Saturday, Nov. […]

Sold in Belmont: Somerset Street’s Shooting Star Flares Out

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Photo: The drone view of 240 Somerset.    A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 240 Somerset St. Failed modern residence (2010). Sold: $2,300,000. Listed at $3,450,000. Living area: 4,166 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: A year-and-a-half. • 17 Hammond Rd. Side-entry Colonial (1925). Sold: […]

Sports: Belmont Swimming’s Final Goal, Winning a State Championship

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Photo: Belmont High Swimming and Divings captains, (from left) Sara Noorouzi, Sarah Steward, Jessica Blake-West, Emily Quinn, readies for the state championship on Sunday at Harvard. At the beginning of each swim season, the Belmont High Swimming and Diving’s senior captains come together to set a team goal. Train harder, chase pool records, take home the […]

More Zs: With 4 in 5 HS Students Sleep Deprived, A Push to Change School Hours

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Photo: Alexander Road’s Andrea Prestwich of Belmont Start School Later. When Andrea Prestwich is at work, a lot what she talks about is rocket science. An astrophysicist at Harvard’s Chandra X-ray Observatory who moonlights with the Hubble space telescope from time to time, Prestwich is enmeshed in science to solve the great questions of the universes and […]

Despite T Assurances, Residents Push Against Pleasant St. Station ‘Alternative’

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Photo: Erik Stoothoff, chief engineer for the MBTA. Despite assurances by the MBTA a new commuter rail station on Pleasant Street is currently just one of many options being considered, the overwhelming number of residents who attended a public meeting on the future of the Waverley Station weren’t buying it. “I don’t understand why Belmont must pay […]

Oh Mon Cher! French Words Play Spoiler at Foundation’s Spelling Bee

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Photo: The Chenery Cheetahs, the 2015 Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee Champions: Solenn Marion, Grace Deane, Gillian Palmer and Maddie Knight. They came onto the stage of the Belmont High School auditorium in T-shirts sporting names such as “Sassy Pandas,” “Alphabeetizers and “Not Another Spelling Bee.” Some wore mustaches, others costumes ranging from princess dresses to bear-inspired head gear. […]

This Week: HS Sports Awards Wednesday, Coping with Grief and Trauma, SKYWARN

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On the government side of “This Week.” The Board of Selectmen is hosting a public meeting with the MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on the options to bring the Waverley Station commuter rail stop up to code with the Americans with Disability Act. The meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 16, between 7 […]