State Places $100 Million Belmont High Renovation in Final Funding Review

Photo: Belmont High School Ten consecutive times the state agency created to assist Massachusetts communities in financing new school projects rejected the Belmont School District’s request to renovate the increasingly threadbare high school building on Concord Avenue. That dubious streak may finally come to an end in 2016 as the Massachusetts School Building Authority selected the nearly […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Basketball Goes 3 for 3 with 54-42 Win over Wilmington

Photo: Senior Samari Winklaar at the free-throw line vs. Wilmington. Belmont High Girls Basketball senior forward Samari Winklaar is not just a double threat; a defensive stalwart and one of the toughest forwards on the court. She is a triple talent: this young lady can sing! Those in the stands during the opening announcements heard […]

Sports: Belmont Boys’ Basketball Cruise to 4-0 Defeating Wilmington, 89-50

Photo: Cole Bartels (center) heading up court on the break against Wilmington. If senior co-captain Cole Bartels hadn’t committed to pitch for Division 1 Penn State, said Belmont High School Head Coach Adam Pritchard, “there would be a few colleges looking at him.” Pritchard’s praise for the 6’2″ shooting guard came after Bartels scored 16 […]

Graham Resigns from School Committee; Three Seats Up in April Town Election

Photo: Laurie Graham at the Friends of Belmont Education Spelling Bee in Nov. 2015.  Long-time Belmont School Committee member Laurie Graham has resigned after serving nearly eight years on the board, three of those as chair leading the committee during some of the most financially challenging times in recent history.  Graham’s resignation, announced at last […]

Pool Memberships Stable for Residents, Increases for Out-of-Towers

Photo: Underwood Pool, Belmont.  Preparing for the first full season of the still “new” Underwood Pool in the summer of 2016, members of the Recreation Commission told the Board of Selectmen Monday night, Dec. 15, that visitor season and daily passes will see significant increases as the town prepares for a deluge of swimmers beginning […]

This Christmas Week: Madrigal Singers at the Beech, Basketball’s First Time on the New Court

Photo: Belmont High Madrigal Singers. On the government side of “This Week” It’s a holiday edition of the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. After a few administrative duties, the board will hear a two-hour presentation of Pension Obligation Bonds and an actuarial report on the town’s […]

Sold In Belmont: A Million Dollar Flip That Fizzled on Highland

Photo: 6 Highland Rd. sold for nearly a quarter of million dollars profit in 2014, not so in 2015. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 6 Highland Rd., Classic Colonial (1941). Sold: $1,300,000. Listed at $1,250,000. Living area: 2,237 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: […]

Belmont High Performing Arts Coffeehouse Friday: For the Spotlights

Photo: Poster for Friday’s PAC Coffeehouse. Belmont High School Performing Arts Company performers will be in the spotlight Friday, Dec. 17 putting on a coffeehouse fundraiser FOR the spotlights: all of the night’s proceeds will support the purchase of new lighting equipment for the main theater space in the auditorium and the Little Theater. There will […]