BREAKING: Another Delay for Cushing Village; Now It’s Starbucks Missing Lease

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Photo: Starbucks lack of a lease causes another delay.  After a contentious meeting Friday morning, it appears Belmont town officials would rather the corporate suits at Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters switch from drinking the decaf Caffè Lattes to the high power Clover Brewed Coffee with espresso shots when they are closing real estate deals. On what […]

Who Wants You To Register to Vote? Only ‘The Hanger’ Knows

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Photo: The sign. The sign and its message are simple and concise: “Wed. Oct. 19th Deadline Register to Vote! Your Conscience” “That’s great,” said Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman of the sign that is taped to a clothes hanger and placed in the holes of sign posts running along Trapelo Road from the Waltham line […]

Run For Innovation Education at the Scharfman 5K Sunday, Oct. 3

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Photo: This year’s poster. The Foundation for Belmont Education, a non-profit group that supports educational excellence and enrichment in the Belmont Public Schools, is pleased to host the fourth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m.  The Scharfman Run takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Belmont […]

Sports: Birch Hill Road’s Molly Hahn Takes Third in International Senior Tennis Team Tourney

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Photo: Molly Hahn (Credit: Carolyn Nichols) Not all the big sports stars in Belmont are high schoolers, the slew of marathoners in town or the occasional Olympian. Last week, Birch Hill Road’s Marjorie “Molly” Hahn, 67, placed third in the Kitty Godfree Cup (for women 65 and over) at the ITF Super Senior World Team Championships […]

Only Five Belmont Market Days Left This Season, Get the Fall Produce

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Photo: At the market It’s another market day in Belmont. But looking at the calendar, there are only five Farmer Market Thursdays left in the season! What are you waiting for?  With the fall weather arrives with fall produce: in the fruit category, there are apples, pears and the last strawberries. Vegetables in season are broccoli, […]

[BREAKING] ‘Blue Ribbon’: Butler Awarded National Education Honor

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Photo: The Butler School. Belmont’s Daniel Butler Elementary School was named a 2016 “National Blue Ribbon School” for being an Exemplary High Performing School, according to U.S. Secretary of Education, John. B. King, Jr., who made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Washington DC.   Butler is among 278 public schools receiving this honor […]

Down to Three: New High School Will Configure for Building with Either Grades 7, 8 or 9-12

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Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan.  The Massachusetts School Building Authority has spoken, and Belmont residents, and educators will select from one of three school configurations which, by sometime next year, will become the design for the renovated Belmont High School. And the options are: Grades 7-12 Grades 8-12 Grades 9-12 By March of 2017, residents, […]

Soccer Night in Belmont Kicks Off Under the Lights Saturday, Oct. 1

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Photo: Belmont High Girls’ Soccer getting the word out on the first “Soccer Night in Belmont.”  The Belmont High School Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer teams will headline the inaugural “Soccer Night in Belmont” on Saturday, October 1, joined at the event by hundreds of younger players from Belmont 2nd Soccer and the Belmont Soccer […]

Oy Vey: Selectmen’s Liquor License Meeting Moved to Thursday, Oct. 6

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Photo: The initial meeting on the transfer of a full alcohol license. The Belmont Board of Selectmen has rescheduled the continuance of a meeting on the proposed transfer of a full-liquor license, moving the date from Monday, Oct. 3 to Thursday, Oct. 6. The move was necessitated after the board realized the Jewish holiday of […]

We’re #1: Belmont Schools Earn Top-Ranked Level 1 Status, Butler a ‘Blue Ribbon’ Candidate

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Photo: Butler Elementary. The Belmont School District and its six schools earned the Level 1 Accountability Determination as the district continues to show “the strong, positive results of well-aligned curricula, high-quality instruction, and high expectations for all students,” according to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education which released 2016 accountability data for schools […]