What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Columbus Day

Photo: A painting reportedly a portrait of Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus Day, which is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October – in 2017, it’s on Oct. 9 –remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Government offices are closed, but businesses may be open.  In Belmont, trash collection and recycling are delayed a […]

Nearly 800 Runners Set Record For Scharfman Race

Photo: Elsa Kimberly winning the 2K race at the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run. A bright cool fall Sunday morning; just the right combination for a road race in New England. And 784 runners took the opportunity to help Belmont school to best use technol0gy as a record number of entries took part in the fifth annual Dan […]

Helping Refugees And The Hungry Part Of 9th Annual Belmont Serves

Photo: The 9th annual Belmont Serves Day of Community Service will be held on Monday, Oct. 9,  the Columbus Day holiday. Individuals and families will be able to select a project at the start of the day, complete the entire project in one morning of work, and then come together for some pizza and Rancatore’s ice cream to celebrate […]

Six Projects Clear First Hurdle Towards Securing CPC Funding

Photo: The Belmont Veterans Memorial project. More fields being restored, a “re-do” and a saving a Belmont barn have submitted preliminary applications for funding by the town’s Community Preservation Committee, according to information released by the CPC on Tuesday, Oct. 3. A total of six applications were received by the committee by its Sept.29 deadline,  according to […]

Unbeaten Belmont Field Hockey Readies For Watertown Clash Thursday

Photo: Belmont High’s Alexa Sabatino scoring against Melrose Belmont High Field Hockey had an eventful past week: the team tied up one of the leading squads in New England (and Watertown slayer) Winchester, 1-1, on the Sachems’ home turf, knocked off Reading 2-0 at home and earned an excellent 1-0 away victory at Arlington. And […]

Wellington Principal Spangler Leaving In December

Photo: Principal Amy Spangler Amy Spangler, the respected and well-loved principal of the Wellington Elementary School, is leaving her position to return to the Pacific Northwest. “I’m sad to be leaving such a great school and staff,” said Spangler to the Belmontonian at Wednesday’s annual International Walk to School event at the school. Spangler said her […]

Sold In Belmont: Only Million Dollar Sales This Week, Please

Photo: Three million dollar plus sales including a 167 year old Dutch Colonial on Brighton within sight of Little Pond. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 5 South Cottage Rd., Contemporary townhouse (2008). Sold: $1,410,000. Listed at $1,438,000. Living area: 2,972 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On […]

Belmont Football Nearly Got The Best Of Powerhouse Reading

Photo: Belmont wide receiver Will Ellet 6-yard touchdown vs. Reading Last time Reading High Football was at Harris Field back in 2015; the matchup was ugly in many ways. On a rainy Friday night, the Middlesex League powerhouse steamrolled the Marauders, leading 42-0 at halftime, while displaying an utter lack of sportsmanship. This past Thursday, it […]

New Location for Police HQ, Renovated DPW, But Both A Decade Away [VIDEO]

Photo: The future home (to the left) of the Belmont Police Department. The future home of the Belmont Police Department will be located in a wooded corner of the Water Division facility at the end of Woodland Street. That’s if Town Meeting accepts the recommendation of the body created recently to analyze the town’s major […]