Q&A: Daniel Vernick, Town Meeting’s 18-Year-Old Top Vote Getter

Photo: Daniel Vernick, Town Meeting Member, Precinct 1. When the annual Belmont Town Meeting convenes on Monday, May 2, sitting with his Precinct 1 colleagues will be an 18-year-old who won his seat in the town’s legislative branch by topping all the candidates in the eight precincts by running on bringing “new energy and a […]

Sports: Girls’ Lacrosse Loss Goalie and Game to Lexington

Photo: Belmont’s Anastasia MacEwen Meg Higgins (19) defend the goal in the second half. Belmont High School’s Girls’ Lacrosse three-year starting goalie Anastasia MacEwen was a rock in net against a slick, fast Lexington High offense. The senior kept the Minutemen at bay early in Wednesday’s home match, April 13, as Belmont’s offense was struggling losing […]

Foundation Honors Seven Belmont Educators as 2016’s ‘Outstanding’ Teachers’

Photos: The Burbank’s Lisa O’Sullivan was caught up in the moment being named one of seven Outstanding Teachers in Belmont. Two teach English, one is your children’s first music teacher and they all prepare Belmont students for life-long learning. And those seven Belmont public school teachers were chosen as recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Teacher Awards, […]

Belmont High’s Wind Ensemble Plays Symphony Hall Saturday, And You’re Invited

Photo:Belmont High School Wind Ensemble The old vaudeville chestnut goes: “A stranger asks a New Yorker, ‘How do you get to Carnegie Hall?’” “Practice!” But for the Belmont High School Wind Ensemble, its path to the stage of Boston’s historic Symphony Hall was paved with gold … a gold medal. The Wind Ensemble has been invited to […]

Financial Watchdog Committee OK With Funding for New HS Design, Modulars

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan at the Warrant Committee. The Warrant Committee unanimously supported proposed funding sources for two outstanding school capital needs: the purchase of six modular classrooms to be located at the Chenery Middle School and the hiring of a project manager and funding for a feasibility study and schematic designs for the […]

Authors Springs Into The Chenery for Summer Reading/Book Fest

Photo: Young Adult authors and Belmont residents Diana Renn (left) and Ammi-Joan Paquette who will participate in the “Spring Into Summer Reading” Author Festival & Book Fair. The Chenery Middle School is where the action will be this afternoon, Thursday, April 14, as seven Young Adult book authors will meet readers and answer questions at the “Spring Into Summer […]

Town Meeting Preview: Warrant Briefing Thursday Night at the Beech

Photo: The warrant briefing from October 2014. Think of today’s Warrant Briefing as a movie trailer; attending will give the public the “coming attractions” of Belmont’s annual Town Meeting in three weeks time. Tonight, Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m., the Belmont League of Women Voters and the Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring this briefing at the Beech […]

Unfinished Business: Caucus Set In Precinct 7 To Fill Still Empty Town Meeting Seats

Photo: Caucus to be held to fill remaining Town Meeting seats. There is some unfinished business to complete in Precinct 7 as voting in the Town Election failed to select a pair of one-year Town Meeting seats in the district located in the southeastern section of Belmont which will result in a caucus being called to […]

Sports: Bartels’ Arm, Bat Lead Marauders Over Concord Carlisle in Opener

Photo: Cole “Stone” Bartels You knew that senior pitching sensation Cole Bartels can win a game with his right arm. Yesterday, Monday, April 11, the senior captain showed that he could win a few with his bat. In Belmont High’s season opener (move over, Red Sox) at Grant Field, the Division 1 commit showed mid-season […]

Obituary: Dan Pergamo, Retired Acting Belmont Police Chief

Photo:  Daniel Patrick Pergamo, who served in the Belmont Police Department for more than four decades retiring as its acting Police Chief, died Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. He was 80 years old. Pergamo was born in the Kerry Corner neighborhood of Cambridge which once stretched along the Charles River and Putnam Avenue. After serving in […]