Automated ‘Smart’ Water Meters in Belmont By 2020

Photo: A typical automated water meter. You can do your banking, book a vacation and buy your groceries with your smartphone. So, the town of Belmont want to know, why not pay a monthly water bill while monitoring your water usage all via the same phone? By 2020, Belmont residents will have that option as the […]

Letter to the Editor: Mike Crowley for Town Meeting, Precinct 8

Photo: Vote on April 5. To the editor:  I’m asking for your support for Town Meeting member for Precinct 8 on April 5. My family is relatively new to Belmont, but we love our community and want to see it improve. We need to continue investing in our schools and attending to critical infrastructure needs, including a new high school building and the repair of […]

Not Holding It In: ‘Urinetown’ Belmont High’s Number One Musical

Photo: Rehearsal for “Urinetown.” For three days in April, the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company is turning the “Town of Homes” into “Urinetown.” But don’t worry folks. Unlike the residents of the mythical city, it’ll still be free to pee for the steady stream attending this year’s spring musical. Rumors to the contrary are […]

The Stand-Up Campaign Comes To Belmont Tuesday

Photo: Logo. The Stand-up Campaign, a new initiative based in Belmont, will hold a listening and information sharing meeting, “Kindness, Decency and Civil Discourse” on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the First Church Belmont, Unitarian Universalist Church, 404 Concord Ave. This will be the first in a series of events to explore strategies to […]

Gone in a Flash at Belmont’s Annual Egg Hunt

Photo: Out of the way! A field covered with several hundred candy-filled plastic eggs. A few hundred children anticipating the hunt. You know the rest. On the day before Easter, kids and parents descended on the Chenery Middle School playground for the 16th annual Belmont Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank.  At 10 a.m., […]

Sold in Belmont: Big is So Passé, Small Is The Way to Go

Photo: Small and livable on the Elm. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 17 Little Pond Rd., Colonial (1947). Sold: $750,000. Listed at $779,000. Living area: 1,542 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 123 days. • 54 Elm St., Brick Colonial condo (1928). Sold: $549,000. Listed […]

Letter to the Editor: Common, Inclusive Solutions Needed In Belmont

Photo: Belmont Town Hall. To the editor: Good day, Belmont. It is another town election cycle and this time, I am hearing some strange things that people believe is truth. Because I am on the campaign for Alexandra Ruban, I hope to share some of who I have learned Alexandra is. Alexandra is a wife, […]

Three Belmont High Scouts Earn Their Eagle Wings

Photo: Belmont’s Eagle Scouts: Clay Moyles, Luke Peterson, Calvin Reinhardt-Ertman. On Sunday, March 20, Belmont’s Troop 66 awarded Eagle Scout awards to three distinguished Belmont High School students: Clay Moyles, Calvin Reinhardt-Ertman and Luke Peterson. As the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Badge requires notable discipline and sustained effort to achieve. It is estimated that […]

Letter to the Editor: Prestwich Professional Experience Value to School Committee

Photo: Andrea Prestwich To the editor: I met Andrea Prestwich and her husband Steve Saar ten years ago. Our kids have sung in the choir and attended Sunday School together, and more recently participated in Chenery Middle School’s extraordinary instrumental music program together. We have become good friends as our kids have aged from 2 to […]

Selectmen Question of the Week (QW): How Would You Promote Business in Belmont

Photo: Alexandra Ruban and Mark Paolillo. The Selectmen candidates answers this week’s QW (Question of the Week). Rightly or wrongly, Belmont has a reputation as being “bad for business.” Examples are small group of people stopping a redevelopment of South Pleasant Street, the inability to see any progress in Waverley Square, the planning process for Cushing […]