Belmont Falls Late to Rivals Watertown, 34-28, on Turkey Day

Photo: Ben Jones (center) running during the 4th quarter. The script was nearly written for a comeback of epic proportions. Down by six with three minutes remaining in its Thanksgiving game with rival Watertown, the Belmont High School football squad was marching down the field in front of an ecstatic home crowd behind another heroic […]

What’s Open (Coffee), Closed on Thanksgiving in Belmont

Photo: Thanksgiving, c. 1935, Doris Lee (1905-1983) You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get away from […]

Five ‘Eastern’ Options Put Forth in Community Path Feasibility Study

Photo: Participants at last week’s community path feasibility study view alternative routes on poster boards. The one message the consultants conducting the Belmont Community Path Feasibility Study wanted to convey to residents attending last week’s public meeting on building a path through Belmont was that any discussion would stay within the bounds of “respectful civil […]

Burbank Students Had A Great Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Photo: Ms. Wollner (right) class with Principal Tricia Clifford. Last month, more than 150 students of the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School embraced the “Kids Helping Kids” spirit and collected approximately $1,580 for the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive, enough money to provide 1,100 malnourished children with lifesaving nutrition for one day or measles protection […]

Thanksgiving Day Football: Jr. Marauders Preparing Next Crop of Belmont High Players [VIDEO]

Photo: The 2016 Junior Marauders. In the three years since he started the football program at the Chenery Middle School, James MacIsaac said this year’s crop of Belmont Junior Marauders were a bit on the small size. “You never know who will come out for the team and this year many of the boys are […]

Thanksgiving Day Football: The Hype [VIDEO]

Photo:Waiting for the game. It is less than a week before the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game between Belmont and Watertown high schools next Thursday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at Belmont’s Harris Field. Nearing its centennial – the game was first played in 1920 – the yearly clash of neighboring students has had many […]

Habelow, Pergamo Named Boosters BHS Student-Athlete for October

Photo: Michael Pergamo (left) and AnnMarie Habelow. (Belmont Boosters) Senior AnnMarie Habelow (field hockey) and senior Michael Pergamo (golf) are the recipients of the Belmont Boosters BHS Student-Athlete-of-the-Month award for October. Sponsored by the Boosters and in coordination, with the Belmont High School Athletic Department, each month a girl and boy varsity athlete will be selected […]

Weis Exits As Belmont’s Minuteman School Committee Rep

Photo: Jack Weis It was hard for Jack Weis always to be on the losing side of the drawn out Minuteman Tech school debate. On Monday, Nov. 14, Weis told the Board of Selectmen that with the recent Town Meeting vote in which Belmont decided to leave the Minuteman district, “this would be an appropriate […]

Ride ‘Em Cowboy: Belmont DPW Team Best in Snow Plow ‘Roadeo’

Photo: (from left) Selectman Baghdady, Selectman Paolillo, DPW Director Marcotte, Paul Mosca, Highway Div. Director Santoro, Marc Petto, Selectman Williams and Town Administrator Kale. When the snow starts falling this winter, Belmont residents and commercial owners can rest asure  that when Paul Mosca and Marc Petto are plowing the street, there’s no two better in the country. […]